Saturday, August 30, 2014

Coming Up

I guess my narcissistic side has finally won over my laziness today that I decided to blog about this overdue photo set! Honestly, I've been refraining to blog simply because I thought it would be better to settle other important priorities such as finding a job first. With that in mind, I really am hoping for the best about this job opportunity that I really want! 

After graduating, I was under the assumption that I could do the things that I've been holding back for a while such as blogging, working out, or going to other places. However, I really can't have a peace of mind unless I have a job. There are so many things that I keep putting on hold simply because of this reason.  I even went home to my hometown for one and a half month because I had to help out in our business, instead of bumming around in my condo ( just like now) hihihi.

I can't even think of an adequate theme for this post so I apologize for my random babbling.

Moving on,these photos were taken 2 months ago by  Noreen!! My hair grows really fast. It's probably because of the amount of beef and scrambled eggs that I eat. Thus, my hair  looks quite different now. It looks more like a long wavy bob! I hate middle length of hair for myself because it's such an in-between. I'd rather have really short or really long hair! Yes, I just have to dedicate a paragraph for my hair simply because the photos here were taken to celebrate my new hairstyle! hahaha
As what they always say, once a girl cuts her hair, she is ready for something new in her life. Hoping to embrace a new chapter in my life really soon :) 


Much love,
Nikki

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Noreen


One of the things that I've learned in college is that you never know or you really can't expect who you'll be friends with. You would certainly meet a lot of people, but you'll be surprised that as time goes on, only a few would be for keeps even right after graduation.It's very fitting that I'm blogging about this right now, just a few weeks of finally joining gaining the title of unemployed right after graduation. 
For this post, I did a quick photo shoot with Noreen. We had a free time right after submitting a hundred copies (haha) of our resumes during the job fair. The funny thing is, I was already classmates with Noreen for an elective class right after I shifted out of my original course. We didn't know each other personally at that time, and we didn't even had the chance to talk to each other during that one term. When I started my majors in my new course, I was very surprised to find out that she was also taking the same course as I am! Of course, I didn't really expect us to be close friends because we rarely had the chance to talk to each other back then. It's really funny how life works.

Among all things, I think the reason why we click so well is because we share so many similarities with one another. Even after graduation, since we're both eager to find work, we would even go walk-in at a company and help each other out whenever we would think of a prospective company to work in. And since her birthday is coming really soon, I really hope that we both find work soon! :)) 

Also, since the both of us are sporting short hair, it's only fitting that we give extra amount of attention to our hair haha!



Much love,
Nikki

Friday, June 20, 2014

Life Lately

During my last post, I was ranting about balancing my time between thesis and my internship while maintaining my sanity and me-time in between. I can't believe that it's all done and I'm simply done with college! I just graduated last week, and I've never been so unsure with my life right now. What people say is actually really true, once you graduate, you have to prepare yourself for the real world. 

Right now, I spend my time either waiting for a company to call, walking-in at some companies, and just bumming. I've honestly never felt so unsure with my life until now. Back then, I had this feeling that I wanted to do certain things and pursue a profession, but now, it's all in a blurry state. It's like you want to do so many things, yet you don't know where to start and how to do it.  I could't afford to be a bum for a few more weeks because it is the most frustrating thing! Haha. I really want to start working for a good company to start paying bills and expenses on my own. :))

Anyhow, here are some photos taken during my grad rehearsal! I'm terribly missing school, but I'm already so eager to work. :))


Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy


AFter a long break from blogging, I'm back with this post for today! A month ago, I've joined this 100happy days project  in Instagram. The idea is to post a picture that shows something that made you happy for the day.Allow me to share some of the photos that are some of the simple things that have made each day a happy one, up to this point.
Hooray for Today!
Before going to OJT, I used to come to Mcdo for breakfast and order the pancakes + hot choco. I've made a promise to myself that I would try to avoid skipping breakfast, which I tend to do A LOT for many years. It's such a perfect time to get ready to go to work. Mcdo would serve as the waiting place for me and my friend before we go to work together. Kahit ma-late kami, worth it naman because of the simple breakfast that we had. Whenever I think of Mcdo pancakes, I immediately associate it with my OJT days, which has ended already few weeks ago. And I looveee Mcdo during mornings, it's not that noisy or crowded, but it's lively enough to keep you awake.
Time Card
I enjoyed using the time card so much, as in. Even though my record shows my tardiness, I'm so excited to work just to insert my timecard in the machine! Sobrang babaw, but it still amazes me how it works.
Chillin'
It's rare for me to experience a chill day during my OJT. If I'm not translating or researching, I would be helping with tours. Naks! But during the times that I do get a free time, it's fun  to explore the artworks in the museum and take pictures ( only on selected artworks, of course!)... Aside from that, there's also this part in the exhibit wherein selected scenes from Oro,Plata,Mata was being played continuously. I am guilty for lingering too much and watching the movie simply because of Joel Torre! He looks SUPERRRRRR handsome in the film, and I've always been a fan of him. Eto na yung isa sa mga inspiration ko for work - seeing Joel Torre's scenes in Oro, Plata ,Mata.
Change is good.
After four years, I've finally changed my laptop decals into this one. This is a super steal, as in less than 60 pesos! :))
Mad Mark's
All my close friends know how much I spend much of my time in Glorietta/Landmark/Greenbelt. I honestly think I spend more time there as compared to school. It's like my second home already. I feel so safe and so happy everytime I'm there. Of course, I have Sonja's cupcake for my favorite tambayan. Hindi pwedeng walang Strawberry ginger iced tea + red velvet fix for the week!! Also, for lunch, I used to go to Chowking. As in every week for my solo lunch time at the mall, I'm there just to save more money. But during the past few weeks, I've been religiously going to Mad Mark's since they have really good and affordable steaks! I'm always an earlybird, so I get the whole place to myself! :)
Written in the Starr's
My mamita,Symba, told me about this place and encouraged me to try it one  time since they have yummy shakes. Thankfully, I was able to try it when I went to Katipunan. I was surprised to see how small the place was, but it was really full of people. I ordered the Red Velvet Shake, and it did not disappoint. Worth it ang sipon next day!
Tossed
I've been wanting to go to Juju Eats for quite some time now, but I still don't know how to go to the place haha. So I'm only glad that Tossed opened in MOA! It serves yummy and affordable salads and salad wraps. At least, the place is really convenient for me to go to.
Love me not
This was taken during the opening of Old Navy. While I'm typing this, I almost typed "Army Navy"  because of my burrito and iced tea cravings right now, haay. Anyhow, whenever I go to a fitting room and try on some clothes, I always have some sort of categories for the clothes that I try on. Usually,in my mind, it's "worth it," "nay", or "under consideration." I'm so glad when I saw this inside the fitting room of Old Navy. Perfect, don't you think? :)
Mummy Madness
For the past few weeks, I've been extra makulit to some of my close friends about thesis and thesis defense. I've been so worried and I kept bugging anyone for advice. This was taken during a spontaneous meeting with my mummy J! Of course, we talked about thesis and academic stuff, but it's always comforting to know that there are also some people who undergo the same concerns/difficulties as you. At least, I have a kadamay and we would support each other to get through an obstacle.
Thesis is a Battlefield
Earlier today, I had my thesis defense! I don't know how many times I've asked the most important people in my life for support and tips to get through this day. And just when I thought I wouldn't survive this, I did! Thank you, Lord! Honestly, I have a lot of "what if's" with my thesis. If I could go back in time... I would give my best for my thesis and not settle for mediocrity. Parang ung sa Q and A lang sa BBPilipinas last night na tanong! It's true what they say, you'll feel major relieved once thesis is done. All those late nigthers, and constant disappointment, stress would be worth it in the end. There are still many revisions to do before submitting the final copy, but I am almost done!!!! :)) 

Much love,
Nikki

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vain

Breaking my absence from blogging again with this post! I've been finding it hard to balance my internship with my academics and THE thesis. Thus, I have been making more excuses to write even a single blog post. huhu

Anyhow, I was reminded few weeks ago of how I lack posts about beauty/ skin products, so I decided to do one. Very timely because my vanity was reaffirmed yesterday with the help of my friend haha. I have a very oily/acne-prone skin ever since, so it takes a lot of effort for me to take care of my skin. In other words, I regard my skincare regimen very seriously. I could leave the house without any makeup but I would die if I didn't follow the famous steps of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and applying sunblock! I thought I'd share with you some of the products that I'm using as of the moment. The products that I have included in here really works for me right now. :)



Clinique Derma White City Block Anti-pollution SPF 40 
I am head over heels in love with this product!!! My mom gave this to me recently since she was not hiyang to this, but I'm so happy it works well with me! I use this sunblock after moisturizer and I just apply baby powder or a little bit of concealer, then I'm good to go! 
This is my "the one" in terms of sunblock. A little pricey though, so tinitipid ko talaga haha.

Benefit Benetint
I'm not a big fan of blushes, but I use this whenever I'm not super lazy to apply makeup. This works well with me since I just use my hands to blend this to my face. I also love how natural-looking it is once applied.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Concentrate
I've been using this product lately but I can't fully say that this is my favorite eye cream yet.
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
This is something that I also really save up for. Funnily, I tend to buy this product as a birthday gift to myself for two years now hihi.I have dark spots/ acne marks, and I really do notice significant improvement when I use this. I make sure to use this at least once a day or every night.
Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in Girl's Night Out
I've probably told most of my closest friends how much I love this lippie. This is really my favorite shade.I'm still saving up for a MAC Rebel, and this lippie is considered as a dupe for it.
Kiehl's Blue Herbal Moisturizer
My favorite moisturizer for two years now! This is perfect for people who have oily skin like me. I love how it also mattifies the face. Annnnddd by this point, it's already obvious that  I really love Kiehl's.
Mac Studio Fix
It is impossible for me to forget this miracle foundation. I've used this during my post-chicken pox phase, and it was the ONLY foundation that worked well with my face during that time. Until this day, I still consider it as the best. This is one of the best beauty finds I have ever bought in my life hahaha.
Happy Skin Second Skin Creme
I always prefer natural makeup look ( except for the lips), so I make sure to skip those that I don't need.This SS creme is something that I use during OJT. It has a light coverage, and it does not make my skin breakout! 

Much Love,
Nikki

P.S.
Sobrang halata na sa bed ko lang kinuha ang mga shots hihi

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Life Lately:2014

One of the most challenging things that I have to face when it comes to blogging is finding the will to write a post after a hiatus haha! I have many many excuses that I tell myself just because I feel lazy to revisit my blog. During december, I got sick and I temporarily had to shun  my laptop since I was giving my eyes its much needed rest. 

Here are some of things that I wanted to share with you. I thought of making resolutions for this new year for my next blog post even if I am terribly late to do so now that January is ending so soon haha


CUTENESS!!! I am very envious of people who go to school and bring lunchbox with them. Kayo na may baon huhu! I can only wish that even if I'm not that young anymore, I would still get to have a bento box especially made for me!
photo from Team Kramer's official page
Team Kramer babies. 
Way before they became popular in Instagram, I was already a fan of Cheska and Doug Kramer. I always get kilig to see their photos together. And when Kendra was born, I was always on the lookout for her photos since she was and still is super cute! Scarlett is the cutest and sweetest thing ever ( feeling close ako). And Gavin is  sooo adorable, and he laughs like no other baby in this world. I love this family so much that a day won't be complete without me checking their pages for new updates. 
Banyo shot
How can it be possible for me to refrain from taking my favorite banyo shots? 
When it comes to lipsticks, there is nothing that I love more than dark, bold shades. I am into crimson right now, which started because of Happy Skin's Lippie ,"Girls' Night out". Right now, I'm loving Maybelline's Lip Polish too! 
I don't know what I'll do with my life without colorful, printed leggings. When I saw this Marvel leggings, it was love at first sight.I love love superheroes!! These days, I'm always on the lookout for an Ironman phone casing! It seems like everywhere I go, I ask for an Ironman phone case. I am one desperate gurl!

One of the joys that I consider in my life is eating a burrito and drinking iced tea on a quiet morning. Thankfully, I have Army Navy as my spot to do that. However, I've been searching for a new burrito place for a while. I guess my prayers have been answered when I had the chance to eat at Chihuahua! It's my new burrito haven, even if the burrito is more expensive than usual! Their quesadilla is also to die for. Aside from that, they have this huge selection of condiments and hot sauces!
Dr. Evil, we meet again.
Much love, Nikki