Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Clock Ticks Life Away

top: Style by Millruwya (Korean brand) | skirt and bag: thrifted | shoes: Fashion 71

If there's one thing 2013 has taught me, it's that everything will pass. The good. The bad. The embarassing. The awkward. The joys. All of it. With that realization comes the newfound appreciation for the present - to have an acute awareness of the now and to not shape your life into something that only pursues the uncertain future.

Last year, I made just one New Year's Resolution: to say yes more often. So I did. I made time for CNBLUE's first concert in the Philippines. I went to places I've never been. I reconnected with friends. I finally pushed the content-making of the website Myk and I have been working on since last year. Heck, I even cut my hair short for the first time in years!

I did so well, I deserve a gold star. 

It's been fun, 2013. Sayonara.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

You Can't Have a Rainbow Without a Little Rain

These photos surprisingly came out alright despite our struggles to get proper lighting. I mean, why is it raining in December? Why? But I love the bit of grain, the seemingly intentional blur. I think photos have more character when they aren't too glossed out.

I have nothing much to say about this outfit except that this skirt was an awesome find. I've been looking for the perfect red flared skirt for the longest time and I finally found it! /mentally cartwheeling.

While we were taking these photos, a group of guys passed by and began heckling us. Ugh. Some guys, when they get together with their equally obnoxious friends, think that they are invincible. I fear that their kind is overrunning our province. We just ignored them and kept going.

On our way home, we spotted a rainbow hovering just above the church from our vantage point. Nature always reminds us of lessons in life. There's a rainbow after the rain. It's a pretty sight to behold and no matter what life throws your way, you have to be there to see it.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Inspiration: My Daughter Kanna Photo Series

Myk recently shared to me this adorable set of photos of Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano. His subject is his 4-year old daughter, Kanna. It's the cutest thing I've seen in a while. I tend to be biased towards Japanese photography. Japan has a soft, whimsical lighting, that I've been trying to covet in my own photos but to no avail.

Kanna is such an adorable model and her personality seeped through these photos so much that by the end of the photo series, I wanted to be best friends with her. I hope you enjoy viewing this set as much as I did.

Credit: All photos taken from

Monday, December 16, 2013

Baguio Visuals: Bell House

I have been remiss in my duty to keep this blog alive. I have taken a leap of faith in this other secret/no-so-secret project and it's taking up a hefty lot of my time. I hope my readers haven't fully lost interest in this space yet. But here's a huge photo dump that will satiate this blog's thirst for a new post.

One of the things I love about my hometown is its proximity to Baguio. Baguio is fast becoming a home away from home (it's pretty much the tag line of every hotel and inn there). Aside from the food, the place gives you a taste of winter. The weather there, which is really cold this time of the year, is perhaps the closest thing we'll have to winter season. You know what that means right? Layering! ehe~

Myk and I met up with Karen and we busied ourselves with acting like tourists and eating copious amounts of Asian food.

 The Bell House is very picturesque. Why can't we have this kind of lighting here? But excuse the glare on my glasses.

Faux snowman!

Introduced Karen to Chil Cheon Gak.

Tadaa! Outfit of the day. I overheard one guy tell his girl who was staring at me that I am not wearing uniform. Haha! Yeah, I kind of looked like a high schooler in this.

 The Bell House is so picturesque!

There's more where these photos came from. Definitely more posts coming up. I just have to muster the energy to edit dozens of photos. Uhu. Priorities, priorities.


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