Home Style Inspirations
Sharing with you some photo sets I got from http://allthingsgirlyandbeautiful.tumblr.com . This would probably be some of the many inspirations I’ll look back to when I got to have my own place in the future.
Travel Diary: Singapore
A couple of months back I got to visit the wonderful city of Singapore as part of our cruise tour. And here I am glued to my laptop and browsing new places to go to for next year. Hai I guess it’s just the inner wanderlust in me that always wants to get away from this city that speaks reality and stress all over it. I can’t blame myself for longing to travel often, really. So anyway, here’s a little photo diary about my trip and the highlights. Enjoy!
I wish I could go on about this whole adventure and exploration but there’s really nothing to say except that I will never forget it. This is so far the best country I’ve been to with a lot of memories. Well, thank you to my school tour buddies for making this a one of a kind. Everything was a learning experience and I have learned a lot about myself, other people and their culture and most especially the real value of time and money.
1st of December 2014.
What’s up: A month to go before this year ends. Second semester is fast approaching and so the prelim exams. There has been a lot of shows and school activities but I’m trying my best to catch up in the blogging world.
Something new: Living my last semester in school merely on my own and in a new dorm and I think this is a good start for my future.
Something delicious: Porridge in this kind of holiweather.
Something I’ve been listening to: So LSS to Miley Cyrus songs!
I hope you’re all having a good sunday! God Bless! :)
Only a few people will understand - truly understand - the reason behind this post. I have not much to say but I just wanted to share my thoughts and some life realizations lately.
It’s just so sad that it becomes almost ironic how close you can get to someone, and have that taken away from you. You know how it goes… Just when you thought you reached the point of happiness but suddenly realized it was in a wrong way of no return. It’s awful.
That person who came into your life in a short amount of time can simply leave you with an impact but nevertheless - surprised. Surprised, because you never expected that this person will changed you in a way that no one else can. And more surprised, because they’ve gone as quickly as they arrived.
To said person - thank you. For teaching me a lesson. For everything.
"Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end. But in my heart is a memory, and there you’ll always be." - Widow Tweed (Fox & the Hound)
- Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Over thinking can kill you bit by bit.
- There will always be challenges, obstacles, trials. Face them and don’t turn back.
- You can’t always say “yes”. Learn to say “no” at times, even if it hurts. You’ll only end up hurting yourself if you keep drowning yourself with yes-es in the long run.
- Believe that things will be better. Today may be rough, but tomorrow is a new day. Live to hope for better days.
This thing about dressing up often is that people are always wondering where you’re going and at times, it already feels awkward to go for a made up look when you don’t have a grand occasion to go to. :) In my case, I have my dress down days wherein I wear simple clothes that you can randomly see anyone could be wearing :)
A bodycon skirt and a tee? Who wouldn’t have that? :) They are staple items that work perfect together! I’m quite sure a lot of you have tried wearing something like this. I tried to contrast my shoes a bit by wearing this boots. I think it has given the look a bit of difference which makes it a really little unpredictable.
What I wore:
Tee Culture Shirt, SM Dept. Store | Gray Bandage Skirt, Bazaar | Black boots, borrowed from a friend
How You Can Help The Philippines
Typhoon Yolanda (International code name: Haiyan), the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded, has hit and left my home country—specifically the Visayan province—with total devastation. My country receives more than 20 storms a year but it has never been this dire.
Based from the news I’ve read and my friends have told me, the City of Tacloban and nearby areas is like a setting in a zombie apocalypse movie. There’s no electricity, water, communications and even food to go around. A lot of the victims have been starving for 3-4 days because it’s too difficult to send relief goods, and many had to resort to looting. Many people are still missing and dead bodies are scattered everywhere. It’s just too heartbreaking.
With this in mind, I decided to collate a list of websites and resources where you can donate. At this point, any kind of donation will be most helpful.
If you want to send clothes, please sell them at the Katipunan #baHAIYANihan because 100% of the proceeds will be used to post-Yolanda rebuilding efforts. And please donate medicines that still hasn’t expired.
If you live outside the Philippines, you can refer to the following organizations to help in the relief efforts. (Compiled by HuffingtonPost.com)
World Food Programme
WFP has allocated an immediate $2 million for Haiyan relief, with a greater appeal pending as needs become apparent. The UN organization is sending 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits in the immediate aftermath, as well as working with the government to restore emergency telecommunications in the area. Americans can text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10 or give online. Learn more here.Red Cross
Emergency responders and volunteers throughout the Philippines are providing meals and relief items. Already, thousands of hot meals have been provided to survivors. Red Cross volunteers and staff also helped deliver preliminary emergency warnings and safety tips. Give by donating online or mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter. Learn more here.
The relief organization is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. AmeriCares is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. Learn more here.UNICEF
Anticipating that children will likely be among the worst affected by the typhoon, UNICEF is working on getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the area. Learn more here.
100 percent of all disaster donations will be used for relief efforts and “to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.” Text TYPHOON to 80888 to Donate $10 or give online. Learn more here.
Within The Philippines
Donate to Philippine Red Cross via SMS
Text RED AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart). Example: RED 100
You can also donate online using your credit card of Paypal.
Google Person Finder
If you’re looking for someone, please use Google’s Person Finder.
The Food For A Cause Operation
If you’re in Metro Manila, you can join the food for a case where 100% of their proceeds will go to the victims and relief efforts.
Relief Operation Centres
This is a huge list of open relief operations centres and online donations for both locals and overseas. Please refer to this list if you want to know where you can volunteer.
I would also like to thank for the donations and relief efforts our fellow countrymen and other countries are doing. Please don’t stop helping out. Right now, our country needs all the help we could get. Thank you.