Monday, 29 October 2012

Non-Sense Photo Dump x Kamay ni Hesus

Last Saturday, we went to Taytay Falls (it's in Laguna, near Majayjay I think). It was raining mad and I thought it won't stop. Fortunately, upon our arrival, the sun was already half-shining, too bad I forgot to bring swimming shorts so all I can do was dip my feet (ankle-deep)  into the freaking cold water. Going to Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon was not on our plan, and that explains our outfit. hehe. It's actually along the way going back home.  Most of my photos were taken there. Here are the shots:

1. Souvenir necklaces from Taytay Falls.

2. Group shot before entering the shrine.

3. Bahay Kubo

4. Noah's Arc/ playground at the foot of the shrine.

5.  Souvenir shot of Noah's Arc.

6. Adam and Eve.

7. Last Supper

8. View from the top. pt1

9. View from the the top. pt2.

10. Comic group shot

11. View from the top. pt.3

 12. Calvary

13. Group shot. Finally reached the 'summit'.

12. View from the top. pt.4

13. View from the foot of the shrine.

14. The sun still half-shining.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Advice For My Teenage Self

I watched a video on Youtube about this 'Advice For My Teenage Self' tag and I found it cool so I decided to make a post out of it. It is divided into three parts: 3 beauty/fashion DO's, 3 beauty/fashion DON'Ts, and tips regarding school, fun and friends. 

An ice cream before we start:


3 Beauty/Fashion Do's:
  • Sleep. Get more sleep. PLEASE. I blame myself for not getting enough even though I knew SLEEP will help me grow taller. Arrggh!!!
  • Try to wear socks after putting emollients on your legs. It will help in sealing moisture.
  • Wear clothes that suit your age. You're not yet thirty honey.
3 Beauty/Fashion Don'ts:
  • Dispose that eye liner. It's not cool. That emo-look sucks on you teenage Hjamnette. Trust me.
  • Stay away from the sun. Too much sun exposure causes pre-mature aging and skin cancer. Trust mom and listen to her. 
  • Throw away that flared elePANTS. Burn them.PLEASE.
TIPS: School
  • Take BS Development Communication as your course in college. Math is your waterloo as well as Chemistry so don't take Food Technology. 
  • Never cram. It will never help during exams. 
  • Instead of taking Business/Basic Computer in high school's Technology and Home Economics class, take Dressmaking or Culinary Arts. It will be more helpful ten years from now.

TIPS: Fun and Friends

  • Don't be afraid to try new things. Get out of your comfort zone without sacrificing your morals. You're too uptight.
  • Be more assertive on choosing FRIENDS (acquaintance is different from a friend fyi). Not all of them are as good as you think. Learn who to trust. Two-thirds of them will betray and hurt you.
  • Smile more often. It doesn't cost you a penny. Besides it adds beauty. chos! 
I have a lot of advice to my teenage self actually but listed above are just the major things I would tell her. I wish there's a time machine which will help me go back in time and give these advice (as well as the rest in my head) to the teenage me. I've done a lot of mistakes but it helped me for who I am today. Teenage life gave me the worst and best experience in life. It's totally unforgettable and unforgivable at the same time. xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Strangers, again (NOT!)

This has been sitting on my blog draft for quite sometime now and I still think whether I'll share it or not. But here it is...

I recently watched this video from Wong Fu Productions called 'Strangers, again'. Basically it's about relationship-gone-sour lifecycle. I think this was made based on a male's point of view. I will not talk about break up though, more of how NOT to end up in 'Break Up' stage. I need to give this disclaimer that what is written here is entirely my own opinion. I will not drop names and I will talk on 'general' matter, if you know what I mean. I also need to advise you that some topics that I'm going to discuss (classroom,eh?) might be a little bit offending so please leave if the topic is not your egg.

If you watched the video you'll know that it has seven stages. First stage: Meeting, where love-at-first sight happens. If your are friends with him/her for years, it doesn't count. Stage 1 is the discovery of the 'feeling'.  My favorite is stage 2: The Chase. Yes, I like it more than 'honeymoon' because it is the getting to know stage and you have all the kilig. You get all excited every time you receive a text from him/her and gets disappointed if the text you received is a GM or from Globe. Since this is also the getting to know stage, we all know that guys put their BESTest foot forward to impress the girl, not my cup of tea actually but quite a 'humbling' experience (please read the sarcasm) if you know the guy makes all the effort to make you his girl. And us girls do all the pagpapaganda (beauty thy self).

And then there's the TOLERANCE and DOWNHILL stage. Why do most couples end at this stage and BREAK UP?

A lot of couples expect too much from their partner (from this point on, partner means the other half, it doesn't mean they need to be sexually involved). This is somewhere during the honeymoon phase. Don't expect your partner to be that someone you knew from 'the chase' stage. Too much expectation as we all know leads to disappointment. Remember this is no longer stage 2. That's why you need to be honest with your partner all the time and as early as possible.If you want to maintain the excitement of The Chase stage, do what you're doing before. Out of the blue, send a text saying you love him/her. Never pass a day without saying 'I love you'. You can also give your partner a surprise letter or a simple take out or pasalubong. It doesn't have to be expensive. Sounds cheesy but it's the thought that counts.

Respecting each other's opinion is very important. Sometimes you may oppose to what your partner is saying, but hear it out first. Never ever cut him/her off. You don't want to be trapped in that kind of relationship, like an expired can of sardines ready to explode any time. Communication is one of the key in every relationship. You have to tell your partner what you want and what you don't want and respect what he/she has to tell as well. It's NOT all about you. It takes two to tango.

Being in a relationship is not all sugar and smiles. Sacrifice, I think, makes 50% of the relationship since again, it's not all about you. I know if you think he/she is your dream guy/girl (of course,you'll not enter in a relationship if he/she is not) or THE ONE, you'll do what it takes to make it last forever. I am not pro when it comes to relationship and stuff , but this is what I think will help to make it work and lasts. Spread the love. Good luck!!!

P.S. Happy 65th month love...xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Nail Art Stickers

I want to try some nail art recently but the problem is, I can't draw on my nails. I tried using an improvised nail dotting tool like toothpick and pin head (since I don't own any of the real mojo) and it looks like a piece of abstract. Imagine drawings of a 2-year-old. Good thing I discovered these cute nail stickers from Vente,  a stall in the mall that sells anything around PhP20.    

These cute nail stickers are available in different varieties: flowers, butterflies, sun and stars. The stickers are kind of 3D. It is embossed with small glitters.  You can stick it on bare nails or on top of your favorite nail polish. I suggest putting a clear top coat to protect the sticker as well as your nails. It is easy to use. No need to cut the sticker, all you have to do is peel off carefully using a tweezer and stick it right away. 

My favorite is the one at the middle. How about you, have you tried any nail art lately?


Non-Sense Photo Dump

From now on, I'll post 5-10 wala lang photos under 'Non-Sense Photo Dump' rather than 'Photo Blog'. Non-sense because I'm no pro (but I'm trying my best to have my photos 'in-focus', 'sharp' and 'crisp'). These were taken using a simple digital camera. This kind of post will be weekly or twice a month if I am busy.

Aside from that I'll start posting monthly favorites (a book, movie or anything) every end of the month. 

Without further ado here it is. Enjoy!

1. Gloomy weather... 

2. And then, there's the sun. Sunshine cloudy day!!!

3.  Pastel nails and a nail sticker

4. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Swatches

5. Dinner with friends (angas pose with Jaffer)

6. An old typewriter from EK.

7. Wild ride at EK.

8. And lastly, my squishy face.

These photos are all mine. Please seek permission before use and kindly use attribution (and link back here).