Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello September

Because in just a few hours in this side of the world where I'm in, we'll be welcoming a new month...

September and the coming months will definitely be moments of hard work, courage, faith, and that of chasing one's dreams.

So yeah, let's do this!

*picture taken by my friend, Shayne
  edited by me using Fotor

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Getting Old

You know that feeling when one day you just woke up realizing you're getting old? Yeah, in other words Life happens. But seriously, that's what I'm feeling right now. I'm twenty eight and when I look in the mirror, I can see that physically, my features aren't the same as they used to be. My skin looks dull, uneven, and oilier than it was a few years ago. My pores are so large. My crow's feet are so pronounced. The one thing that remains the same is probably the presence of acne. But unlike acne/pimples that one has during the teen years, they are now called with a different name - adult acne. I'm still using the medicated creams from the dermatologist but I just don't like how they peel off my skin and makes it thin and red and patchy. I have yet to look for a product that will help clear my acne and at the same time restore the condition of my skin. Think of anti-aging products that also combat acne.

Moving on, I can also say that I'm getting old mentally and emotionally. My preferences and goals are not the same as when I was younger. I used to think a lot about not-so-serious-stuff but now, I'm starting to have an interest in things like:
  • how to be financially stable
  • investing on something
  • what do I really want to pursue
  • marry and have my own family (someday)
Well, in general, living life to the fullest and having an impact to this world. 

At this point in my life, I really dream of understanding and discovering a cure for Alzheimer's. Yes it all started in watching the movie Still Alice. Who would have thought that a film would have such effect on me? And also, with my ninety four-year old grandmother who has dementia. But having worked in the field of plant research since I graduated (basically in my entire career), I'm just not sure if the field of biomedical research would accept me. But I hope it would. I just can't wait to study something new and help other people.

Onto some other things. Love life? It is still non-existent. But I know I will find love when the right time comes. Just to be clear, I am not desperate in having a romantic relationship with just any other guy out there. I have standards and I will stick to that. 

So yeah, I guess this is what getting old really looks like - You may be ageing (with unwanted physical effects) but you get to have a deeper sense of life.

I'll still look for that miracle cream though. Haha!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Note to Self

Enough of the bad vibes.
Instead, focus on the things 
that truly matter.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

3101 Bonding

The first day of August was spent with these lovely ladies. Ten years ago we met and became roommates in college. And even though we're in different places and professions now, it's nice that we still manage to meet and catch up. I just feel so lucky I got to have friends like them.

Cheers to a decade of friendship! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gorman Winter 2015

I've always liked simple, classy looks but sometimes a little experimentation wouldn't hurt. It's important to explore and look at some ideas outside of your comfort zone. As for me, that would be a bit of quirky prints, patterns, and colors here and there. A new discovery from Australian label Gorman, Gorman's Winter 2015 collection pretty sums it all up.

*All images are from Gorman's website.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fashion Favorites

Note: This was supposed to be last night's post. While writing, I decided to just rest my eyes (you know closing it for just a short time) but sleep got the better of me. Hihi.

Yay! Finally, it's Friday! The whole week is just about the, work, work. So excitement really kicks in when Friday comes. Although there's really not much happening in my life right now, I'm just happy that my weekends are spent as my "me-time". I can do whatever I want, be it sleep longer, clean my room, do the laundry, meet friends, stroll in the mall, or just lounge in my room. I'm not that sociable (I honestly feel my social skills are lacking) so I'm really not into doing activities which involve a lot of people (e.g. parties). Anyway, after letting my problems out in my previous post, I just want to share some of my favourites when it comes to fashion.

Printed skirts

Lace dress

Maxi dress

White & blue combo

Shift dress & Coat 
I miss wearing this type of outfit. Adding a coat really makes a big difference. 
Hoping that I could live once again in a place with four seasons. =)

Disclaimer: The first two photos are not mine.

New haircut, Aztec Healing Clay, and Empties

Hi everyone! Just a little update. I've never gotten a haircut since I left the Philippines last July. It's been 7 months alrea...