Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's been 5 years!

Guys, it's been five years since I first started blogging! Wut?!?! Sigh...I can still remember debating whether I should even start blogging, and was so unsure about my first post. Here we are..a few years later.

I want to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all of you, old and new readers alike, for taking the time out of your day to read and comment on my posts. I've met some great people through blogging, and have learned and grown a lot from reading your own blogs. You are all rock stars!

coat I sewed, Old Navy Dress, no-name leggings, Vans slip ons

Monday, July 18, 2016

Incomplete Life

"Just because you forget a dream doesn't mean that it stopped existing. In the same way, just because you don't see the road doesn't mean the road doesn't exist.
Lu Xun said, "Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made."

-Manager Oh Sang Shik (played by Lee Sung Min in MISAENG) 

I just recently finished watching the Korean TV series MISAENG (미생 ) which translates into 'Incomplete Life". Rowena recommended this show awhile back, and I had it on my to-watch list. TBH, because it wasn't the usual rom-com I always go for, I wasn't as interested in watching it. I was like, "What? No romance?!?!" She did say it's one of the best shows she had seen so I thought I'd give it a go. Well, all I can say is, thank you, my friend.:)

Guys, if you have never seen a Korean drama before or even have any intention of seeing one, I still urge you to watch MISAENG. You won't regret it. It's one of the best shows I've ever seen. This totally deserves its 9.9 rating.

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This show, from beginning to end, will just grab you. Every episode has so many poignant moments that everyone can relate to. I guess, for me, the reason it really resonated was because I worked in the corporate world after university (the show is about the people working in a trading company), and have seen a lot of the characters on this show in real life. However, even if one is not familiar with this world, I think all of us can relate to many of the characters, such as the leads Jang Geu Rae and Manager Oh Sang Shik. What great parts, and Im Siwan  and Lee Sung Min (respectively) did a fabulous job portraying them. The show also was pretty bang on (I think) in its depiction of the every day grind as one big game where every decision/move we make leads to a win or a lose,  and it's always a battle having to figure out what is the right thing to do.

Really...I have no words to describe how much I loved this show. Perfect cast (from the leads to the supporting cast)...awesome story line... moving quotes...what more can a girl ask for? :) I will be re-watching this show as time goes on for sure.

Do you guys have a movie or TV show that has inspired you?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hot and hazy

The past few years, I've come to really appreciate the hot and sweltering summers we have over here. Beats the rain and snow any day, and a good excuse to hang out at the beach:D
top from Hot Topic with Under Armor sports bra, Gap shorts

The kids are growing up too fast...sniff sniff....

No makeup coz it would've just melted off...don't be scared!

Are you a summer person? Which one is your fave season?

Monday, July 11, 2016

In red this time

This is the third time I've sewn this dress pattern. First in off-white, then in black. I know this is what most people would call a "sack" but guys, it's really such a versatile and comfortable dress to wear. Made with linen fabric, it's just perfect for the summer.

Dress I sewed using the Bantam vest pattern from the Merchant and Mills Workbook, worn with Birkenstocks

from Saks Off 5th

Are you a fan of loose dresses like this?

Anyhoo, have a fab week ahead, everyone:)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I can smile at the old days....

Do you guys remember this old post? Well, I thought it's time for another trip down memory lane. This time, it's when I was a wee lass in the Philippines...between 1 to 2 years old.
with my older sis

my mom and I

My dad and I

 Don't you just love how cranky I look in these pics? I can't even....

Monday, July 4, 2016

The flirty floral

Because, you know, flowers flirt too....
H&M dress with no-name leggings and Converse sneakers

with my ever-present Topshop jacket
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, and Happy 4th of July to our neighbours down south:)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Currently Loving #29

There is quite a lot of stuff I've been enjoying lately, y' goes....

1) Samsung Galaxy S7
I've always been an iPhone gal since since around 2007 when the 3G came out. I realized my cell phone co. reward dollars will expire soon, so I decided to finally upgrade my old iPhone 5 to a new phone. After doing my research, I decided to go with an android phone, namely this S7, and I love it! Here's why:
- water and dust resistant
- expandable memory (up to 200G with a MicroSD card)
- excellent camera
Below is an unedited shot I took with the phone...I love the shallow depth of field.
Mul this dish.
2) Spigen Slim Armor Case
A new phone requires a new case, of course. This one by Spigen offers great protection and also has a kickstand.

3) So Ji Sub
I just recently finished Master's Sun with Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin, and this is another Korean show I loved. Part horror (but not too scary)/part rom-com, the story is really quite engaging with some heart-breaking moments. So Ji Sub played the part of the arrogant CEO who eventually changed his ways quite brilliantly IMO. Now, I've been watching his hip hop MVs on's a slippery slope, I tellz yah!
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4) Memrise app
Miu recommended this app to me when I did a post about learning Korean, and have been using it everyday since then along with the books below. Guys, I love this app! I'm only in the beginning level, but I can already see the improvements in my memorization of Hangeul and many of the everyday greetings. Highly recommend this.

Both Madison and Shireen recommended DuoLingo which I've checked out. It's also a good one, but unfortunately, right now, it doesn't have a Learn Korean segment. I've checked the lessons for other languages though, and they do look great.

5) Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen
Since getting into Asian Beauty, this is one of the few items in my skincare routine that has become a Holy Grail (HG) item. Most of the sunscreens I've tried before broke me out, but this one never did. I love the texture and it's perfect as a makeup primer.
A warning though: it's not waterproof/sweatproof, and does contain alcohol.
As you can see, I use it a lot that need back ups!
Speaking of Asian Beauty, I would like to take this opportunity to thank and send massive hugs to  Rowena. You guys who have been reading my posts for awhile know that she's the reason I got into Korean dramas. Well, not only does she give me awesome show recommendations, she also sent me this package for no other reason than because she's awfully sweet.
Guys, I am really super lucky to have met through blogging awesome people like her. XOXO

I almost don't want to use that mask with Song Joong Ki's face....

Do let me know what you're currently loving as well:)
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