DIY Balayage: Low maintenance hair for the lazy girl

This is pretty much the easiest hair color to go to after you’ve gone blonde. If you have seen my past hair color adventure – going blonde, you can conclude I have gone lazy and refused to do root retouch. I went from blonde – Brunette – awkward blonde/ brunette after brazillian blowout – ombre…

South girls go South: Camarines Sur – Legaspi – Caramoan

A 12-18 hour ride will eventually make you re-think your choices and love planes. I could be half way across the world already if I took a plane for the same amount of time but since it’s Bicol and the gang is complete again, that 12 hour ride and pain the in ass and neck was worth…

Sagada: Much Needed Mountain Retreat

Where do broken hearts go? They go on mountain retreats, stuff their faces with lemon pie and gulp strong coffee and scream “You stupid ass, you broke my heart! You ruined me” at Kiltepan view. Sarcasm aside, Sagada is known as “Mountain Province’s Pride” with only about 5,000 residents. It’s the best place to chase…

Daily Prompt: Someday

“Someday”, the imaginary place where all questions are answered, a place where all heartaches are healed and everything is finally okay. I suppose the idea that one day we will know why today sucks ’cause it will eventually lead us to something better does help us sleep a lot better at night. I think we…

Ladies, two words: Solo Travel

Solo travel is  a fascinating thing to experience. I think  every girl should experience travelling alone at least once. And I have got to try it finally on my recent trip to Bantayan Island. If you are a Filipina like me (who probably has conservative-over protective- strict parents), you probably heard the ever famous, “Bakit mag-isa…

Solo Travel: Cebu – Bantayan Island

Cheers to Air Asia‘s P1 fare, faith, hope, love, support (from friends especially Jade who booked the flight for me) and a little bit of pixie dust, my first trip alone is finally happening! The northern tip of Cebu is endowed with rich waters and dotted with beautiful islands with white sand beaches. Bantayan Island is…

Solitude

  Taken in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines via Photo Challenge: Solitude

By the age of 23

I had the worst birthday blues in my 22 going to 23 years of my life. 3 weeks before my birthday I questioning all that I have done when I turned 22 but it all boiled down to me hating myself for not having done a ton of things. I had a lot of cancelled…

Let them eat (unli) rice!

Backstory: My friends and I meet every two weeks. I usually meet them on a Friday to avoid the extreme Manila Traffic Experience. And every time we meet up, I beg and cry for us to eat in “unli rice” places. Cos extra rice in BGC is 45-95 pesos. YES, Fucking bite me. I miss Jolly…

Discover Challenge: Here and Now

It’s 11:27 am, GMT +8 MNL Time on a cloudy-with-a-chance-of-raining Wednesday. I was browsing through my messages and deleting most of them until I came across the message thread between me and my grandmother. Last message was Nov 2012. That was when she died. I was mostly smiling at her messages, because this was  the…

Asia’s City of Love: Iloilo, Philippines

Iloilo was once the Queen City of the South. It was also the last Spanish-colonial capital after Manila surrendered to the US. Iloilo City, the capital of the province, is a highly urbanized city and is known as the city of love and festival capital of the Philippines. No, this is not where broken hearts…

Yay for Guimaras

Guimaras is a small island province in Western Visayas. And it’s most famous for its superb mangoes. From Iloilo City, you can get to to Guimaras in just 10 minutes. Get to Ortiz Wharf/ Parola port where you can get into a boat that can take you to Jordan. Fare: 14 pesos. And no, I am not…