Saturday, June 28, 2014

RECAP OF MY SUMMER

I SERIOUSLY CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S END OF JUNE ALREADY!
Seems like it was yesterday when i'm having March blues, contemplating on how to spend my summer right... Ang bilis ng oras... but i'm grateful that I had one heck of a summer.
Hello! I missed you! I missed blogging, and stuffs. How are you doing? I hope your summer was a blast just like mine!
Well let me take this opportunity to recap on one of the best summer of my life (yet).

To be honest, the start of my summer is not as good as you think. I was declined for a job that I have been eyeing for months and because of that I spent my time (and money) eating at Mcdonalds just to relieve the stress and the pain that they've given me, just in the nick of time when they had Super Mario for their Happy Meal! Too bad I wasn't able to complete the set even though I really, really, REALLY want to! Sadly, I only got three of them. :(


I spent my Holy Week literally alone because my mom and the rest of the family went to the province to spend some time with my Aunt and other relatives, and of course to go to hot springs, pools and all. So in short, they went on a vacation mode while I stayed at home with my dog, Oreo. I missed them so much that on Easter, I'd 'forced" them to wear my bunny ears as it is because Easter Egg Hunt Sunday.


But luckily for me, my time has come to go on a vacay mode!
First, we had to celebrate my man's birthday with some good friends at Eastwood, specifically Buffet 101.
I'm planning to do some food review from now on since we've been through a lot of eating these days and I wanted to share it with you all.

The next day, my bible study group together with our founding priest, Fr. Gerson Ortiz (Venezuelan) and Bro. Daniel Drum (Aussie), went for a spiritual outing and we went to Tali Beach! We picked this place because we think that this would be a perfect place wherein we can enjoy the summer sun and at the same time to have a privacy on our own when we do the revisions of life/school of the word. And ofcourse we wanted to bring Hunter the Dog to the beach too so that the reasons why we chose the exclusivity of the place!


I've ran out of goodbyes, especially when it comes to these guys. The Aussie will continue his missionary life and studies in Spain while this Venezuelan priest will continue guiding people in Cebu. It hurts but slowly, i'm accepting the fact that change is a zicke. But nevertheless, we enjoyed being with them! :)


Next stop was in Masinloc, Zambales! It was actually an official trip but we tagged along to experience the eco-tourism that they have been offering for a while, and I love the fact that the mayor of this town was so accommodating and is really a nice person. We enjoyed our stay at the Bacala Rest House, which is by the way situated right in the center of the Masinloc Bay! It was, by far, one of the most craziest, challenging and prettiest house that i've been to.

 

The sunset is so mesmerizing, it looks like i'm seeing a live postcard right in front of me! Look at this! 

And the view! We are really situated at the center of the bay and I love it!




 And ofcourse, sea side provincial life means sea food! I see a sea food! Plus, Masinloc's famous mangoes are to die for!

These two mango monsters are crazy! Hihi!

At the end of May, we had a despedida party for Bro. Dan and Fr. Gerson, who will be away for a vacation in Venezuela (Fr. G) and Australia (Bro. Dan). We had a little bit surprise for them and it marks as the last salo-salo with all of them. I had to fight back my tears because I knew that when I start to cry, I cannot stop. So we surprised them by having a personalized tees for all of us and photo albums that have the memories so that they can look at it every now and then. Lastly, a heart-felt, up the the last minute letter for both of them. It was one of the most unforgettable nights for TGIF and i'm grateful that it happened smoothly. ;)




And that, my folks, is the recap of my summer this year 2014! Looking forward for better days to come!

and yes, soon I'll be back with blogging... I just need to have a little divine intervention for while, i have to think about what I really want in life and what I am capable of doing in life. I hope I can share it with you in details but until that day, i'll let you know. ;)


xo,
K ♥



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

FORGIVEN NOT FORGOTTEN

Hola Tuesday! How's everyone doing? I hope you're doing fine wherever you may be.
For people in the west area of the world, it'll be spring break soon, and for us here in the PH ( and other neighbor countries), it'll be summer!
That means, GRADUATION DAY!
and yes, you'll join the dark side of being unemployed! haha. Kidding aside, I would like to congratulate the graduates this year. Take a break, and enjoy the summer before you go crazy finding a job.
In case you just wanted to go to work right away, here is one outfit idea that you can wear while working. You see, our wash day clothes from school differs from the typical working outfit. From what i've learned, you should look fab all the time and you mustn't dwell on casual clothing especially when you meet your interviewer, or your client, or the boss himself/herself. Wearing the right clothes for work gives you a good impression right away.
This outfit though (for MC graduating students), I also used this as my dress for the baccalaureate mass last year, it's a good example of what to wear during that time and of course don't forget the black heels (2 inches!) 





and lastly, for the plus size women like me, this kind of outfit flatters us because of the panels. It creates an illusion that hides our bulgy stomach, and/or small/bigger hips. It gives you curves! CURVES! :) There are other types of panel dress that you may like, like these dresses:



The belt gives your more accent to your waist, it gives you a perfect curve like this.

Embroidery + panel, who knew right? :)


For those who doesn't want to flaunt their legs and at the same time, want to wear a panel dress...
this one is perfect for you.


Don't settle for two-toned panel, wear it with more colors! More color, more fun, but not too much!
In this dresses, (left) is a three-tone panel, gives you a girly touch to the blue dress, while this (right) floral also gives you more illusion that hides your belly! I wanted to have one... soon! :)




Dress-  Lings (LandMark Trinoma) | Shoes - Barbie by Shubizz | Leather Bag - Charles and Keith
Gold Watch - Titans | Gold Bralet - HK



So i'm gonna start my day now, gonna eat breakfast... gonna sip that coffee and i'll see(blog) you later!

'till next post! Byeee~



xo,
K




[photos from: google ☺]

Sunday, March 9, 2014

LADYLIKE

I wanted to dub this look as "the daughter who when to visit her dad to the office because he forgot his lunch and so the daughter delivers his lunch and everyone at the office can't stop looking at her"

Just kidding.

I just wanted to look demure and preppy... more lady like... prim and proper.. oldie...

I don't know. :)

I don't even know what to caption on this look actually. Guess I just like the combination of the bag and the midi skirt. Seems flattering to me! Not to mention i'm wearing (yet again) my favorite color of all time! :)



Pink Dress (Used as top) - PaperDolls | Laced Cardigan - Chicadora |
Bracelet - Mina's Gift | Headband - Candice's Gift |
Zebra print Midi Skirt - Landmark Trinoma |
LV hand bag - (for sale here)


I feel a little lazy today, so I might go to sleep again, or just play minecraft in a while.


xo,

K

Monday, February 24, 2014

BRIGHT AND BLUE

Hi everyone! I'm alive!!!!
This month is actually stuffed with a lot of events, we have some interviews here and there,
examinations, preparing for examinations, visa applications, etc. etc.
I haven't had the time to shoot/post the prom dresses yet :( I'm so sad.

A while ago, I had a major life changing moment when I realized that I must let go some people who are very dear to me, who made my schooling years very crazy and memorable. I just had to let them go because things aren't quite the way it is supposed to be. And it's normal, you know. People come and go, but memories last forever. And I'm not talking about my boyfriend, people! :)
So... to brighten up my day, I opted to wear a yellow top because it(the color) would always makes me feel happy.
I don't want to be sad for the rest of my life, I wanted to make it a  healthy habit to stay happy despite of difficult situations and complications.


Yellow Sheer Top - Forever 21 | Gold Watch - Titan Watch | Aztec Peplum Skirt - Chicadora
Bag & Bracelet - SM Accessories | Slip-ons - Grendha Ipanema


Anyway, I just hope that you're still enjoying the "love" month people!


xo,
K


Sunday, February 16, 2014

HAPPY HEARTS DAY!

Hello!
I hope you had a pretty good Valentines this weekend!
Whether you have that special someone, at least you could have at least go out on a date with your family, or friends, after all... you love them right? :)
Also, I do hope you share the love... we all need love! ♥
My Valentines Day was amazing! Instead of the normal dinner, roses, chocolates, bla bla bla... we've decided to create something out of the norm. As some of you may know, every Friday, we are attending a bible study in Pansol c/o Verbum Dei . Our bible study group consists of youth, young adults like us who wanted to have deeper relationship with God. They are basically my third family and it is such an opportunity to share the Valentines Day with them (although, a lot of them are MIA last Friday haha)
So, My Valentino and I decided that we should bake something that we've wanted to do ever since we saw it on Food Network.

Cheese Popovers! (Or Poppers? I dunno which!)

Doing something together is more fun when you do it with someone that you love. It is a perfect bonding time for couples who would like to spice things up in their relationship. It would be better if you do this often, not only you can have yummy foodie in your tum-tum, but you also get to hang with your love-y dove-y. It is a perfect way to divert your attention from the gadgets that are blocking your QT. It is a perfect quality time for the both of you, therefore, I suggests you do the same.

So we brought this in our bible study session, and they loved it! :)
God knows how much fun it was last Friday night!


It is funny though. I haven't received anything from him but i am utterly happy because of what we did for our friends. There's only one thing that can sum up my feelings:
=))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


Sending love from mine to yours!
Happy Valentines Day! ♥
'Till next post!


xo,
K

Thursday, January 30, 2014

10 SECRETS TO MAKE RELATIONSHIP LASTS

Good afternoon folks! Finally have the time to blog. God, I miss the keyboard. Thanks to the repairman who repaired this now virus-free laptop, I can write stuffs now. :)
Anyway, I was hoping I can continue my monthly post of 50 things to blog about and so I'll continue with my chosen topic for this month.


SECRETS.


We all have secrets, that's for sure. There are kinds of secrets that are on a surface area and there are those who are kept deep inside locked in a vault kind of thing. Suffice to say we all have different kinds of secrets. I myself, have different kind of secrets that most of the people didn't know, except maybe for my boyfriend who knows me better than I am. And with the blessing of this post, i'm going to exploit one of my secret...
The secret of making relationship lasts
I know, I know... you'll gonna say people from Thought Catalog, or Buzzfeed might have posted this but I wanted to share my own secrets from my own relationship, and i'm pretty sure you'll get what I mean.
But first, a little background on the side: I have been in a relationship for almost 5 years now and we started dating days before our High School Graduation Day. At first it was really hard, entering different colleges having new peers and such. For some people, they would simply say that being in college is fun especially when you're single and so they want to leave everything in their past (high school stuff  will be just for HS stuff, and college will be for college stuff).Luckily, I don't work that way. For 5 years, we may have a crazy ride and detours along the side, but we NEVER thought that breaking up is a solution to every heavy problems we've had. All the way, we stick together fixing the relationship and surpassing our own individual problems with the help of each other. And so, I wanted to share our secret to this lasting relationship.

1. Keep the communications open.
Keeping the communications open has a deeper meaning. It's not just talking to each other about daily lives, but it is also an act of growing together as a couple because you trust each other well enough to keep the line open. Including secrets. One thing I have learned from the relationships is that, keeping secrets is always the reason why couples break-up. It's like when you know something with this person, you'll get to know him better and who knows, if it is good you tend to fall deeper in love and if it is bad, you'll just turn the cheek upside down and be positive about it. (ie. The secret is bad, but I'm glad that he/she have the guts to say it to me and I feel that he/she trust me enough to know these things). Although, it is healthy to argue, but when arguing, don't let a day pass by without fixing the problem. FIXING THE PROBLEM ha? NOT FIXING THE PERSON.

2. Control your EMO-tions.
2.1. Secrets
Connected with secrets, there are times when we can't control our emotions, especially the "How could you..." and "Why on earth did you.."-'s right after telling the secret. I believe its just a matter of perspective on handling your emotions well. Think of it as a stress on your work, if you're good at managing good stress and bad stress, then this would be easy for you. You must not let these kind of emotions run through your mouth because it will make you more hypocrite and less lovable. Guys don't dig girls who can't handle themselves. They are more attracted to girls who accepts facts very cool and calmly... but not to calm and not to cold!
Okay, it might be hard, but with practice you'll get there. I for one, am still struggling with this kind of feeling because i'm a girl and I have a lot of feels. LOL. Now, if you can't do this completely, let's meet in between:
Yes, you can throw tantrums but at the end of it all, you'll accept it with a whole heart (without a grudge).
2.2. Clingy-ness
Being clingy is okay, but for some reasons you need to know the right place to get PDA clingy, and/or flirty clingy and all sorts of clingy-ness. Be PDA clingy when you are in a group where you can truly trust them, like besties, barkada or even family. Be flirty clingy when you feel like someone in that group likes to snuggle your loved one (yeah, they'll get jealous and forget their motives anyway...eat your heart out!). The one that I liked the most is being affectionately clingy. I called this because this is were I began to be clingy with him, even when no one is around, and it's just the two of us. I believe that being clingy is showing that you adore each other, and I would like to be clingy even if there's no people around us. Just you and me. What matters is you deliver your message to your someone clearly and without distraction. Okay, it may sounds creepy but I have learned it from a cat. One advice for you all, if your having a bad day this is an exercise that is good for you: Be in a quite place, face your partner (standing or lying down or whatever), look into his/her eyes, look deep into his/her soul... and smile. Sounds creepy but I liked doing this. Looking through his eyes, napapa-smile agad ako and stress goes away.
2.3 Don't be emotera
"Was kang OA kung mag emote, wala kang oscars na makukuha niyan." is always my mantra especially if I found out something from someone or even from my own investigation. This is for especially for the girls, but guys can relate too. If you found something he did, don't be such a pussy about it and instead, ask him nicely and calmly about it. Now, for the guys, when she ask this, don't be jerk and get mad right away instead be the same, nicely and calmly answer it.
In short don't let negative emotions run through you, instead use your mind, and use it wisely. With this method you'll find yourself becoming mature and you'll find that surpassing this would make the relationship grow, heck you might not even worry about this anymore.

3. Little things matters most
 Love blooms in the most unexpected situation. Be honest with each other even if its just a minor thing and who knows it might be the reason why you fall for that person anyway. Compromise is always needed, it means you value each other's chains.
Little things you do, give bigger impressions. So what are these little things? Simple. Kissing the cheek, hugging tightly, cleaning the room, simple gentleman gestures, adding 2 more marshmallow to your chocomallow drink, bringing water or fan, kissing forehead, remembering dates, bringing flowers, letting you use his clothes, sing to you, dance with you, adding brown sugar to your coffee, letting him eat crispy pata when clearly he cannot eat anymore crispy pata, letting him play his games, letting her play your games, teaching her your games, be a noob in his games, morning texts, before going to bed calls,  etc etc etc. One of my fave is when he kisses my hand. I'm an old soul and I liked it when he does it.

4. Share the same faith
Having God as the foundation of your relationship is the most strongest foundation you can ever have in the relationship. It would be nice to practice and share your faith together with the help of bible study group or attending mass together. It would make the relationship grow and you might find something profound and meaningful in each others lives. It's really magical, and it would bring you happiness in life.

5. Let go of the past
Need to say more?
Just learn from the movie Frozen... "LET IT GOOO"
Seriously, the benefit of letting it go is that, you'll be having more space for your present and for your future, which is actually more important than what's in the past.

6. TRUST EACH OTHER
The most important recipe of the relationship. Without trust, love is nothing. You must trust her/him enough to let her/him make mistakes, because these mistakes is what keeps you going, it keeps you learning from each other, it keeps the relationship healthy. Trust, is a big word. It may be long to build but i'm sure the result is worth it. And be careful lad, breaking the trust of your partner is painful. It happens from time to time when fighting but you'll feel that fighting would become non-sense because you have built a stronger trust on him just because.

7. Keep the fire burning
"You have been in a relationship for 5 years now, what do you do to keep the fire burning?" - is always the question that people asked me and this is my answer: Keep the fire burning, do something new, do something special, and learn something from it.

8. Listen and be open-minded
There are times when we hit the gas pedal right away without thinking it over. Listen and be open-minded so you would understand the situation before doing something about it. Again, it will help you grow together, and you'll learn something from it too.

9. Appreciate his passion
You must support him in whatever ventures he's in, vice versa.
Appreciating what's important to your partner gives you a things to learn more from your partner. It also works as an act of respect.

10. Good Mantra
Here's the deal, if you think and feel that you cannot live without her... then she's the real deal. And if there's something in the back of your mind that says "I had live my life without her before, sure I can do it again if ever..." then i'm sorry to say that you two wouldn't last. She's the one if you can see your future with her beside you, without any back conscience, without any hesitation. You have to think that there's no reason to break-up with her because you love her and you can't live without her. Mind over matter eh? It may sounds cheesy but it is real. 


That's it! I think I may have forgotten something but i'm sure these 10 would be okay. This is my secret. Now i'm sharing it to you. :)
If you have more to add, please do and comment right below! :)

'till next post!


xo,
K

Monday, January 13, 2014

PINK AND SPARKLE-EH

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
How's your holidays? I hope you had fun because I didn't. (Yeah I know, stop being negative about it) Although I did try to bring myself up, at least I did my best to jump exactly 12am just because I still believe that I will grow an inch taller. He He. ;)
Anyway, my mood for the new year did not affect me from getting my own sparkling number as the first outfit post this year! Now, I have seen a lot of bloggers who've done the sparkle look this NYE and i'm sharing you my take on it.
Let me tell you a little back story on this outfit... It was supposed to be an autumn outfit because I originally come up with this top and a boots to match but since here in the Philippines, we don't really celebrate (much less that we don't have) autumn, I chose this sparkle-eh shoes from my favorite brand Barbie by Shubizz. If some of you may have noticed, I looooove to wear barbie shoes (here, here and here), I promised myself I would buy more from them!





Pink Top - Forever21 | Belt - SM Accessories | 
Leggings - Forever21 | Shoes - Barbie by Shubizz 


Anyway, I'm planning to do a post about on what plus size gals should wear on a prom and/or what to wear on Valentines date. I got the materials already and I'm excited to share it with you!

'till next post!


xo,
K