If you dig deep into this blog, you will find that the first entry I’ve ever written, almost seven years ago, was about a boy. I met him during my first year in college. I couldn’t remember anything about that day now. All I could clearly recall was the sun, burning brightly outside the classroom like there was no end to its flames, and his smile, warm as July weather to my heart that was frozen as ice. And just like that, I fell madly in love with him — no questions asked. It was as if I was caught in a trap, almost as if the Universe never even gave me a chance to run and escape, or never even asked me if I was ready to risk my heart for what would turn out to be a grand torment of an experience.
I stood by the bridge, overlooking España Boulevard and UST. I thumbed through the spaces that surround me, overtaken by the swooping sensation that I was so close to the world, yet so distant and so disconnected from it all. Lights blinked from every corner of the place like kaleidoscope colors splashing life to the dead canvas of my troubled mind.
Certain places in the city never catch my attention and make an impact—like the crowded stretch of a boulevard or the blinking signal of traffic lights. I consider them ordinary, the way most people do, and recognize them as merely a part of the overall rhythm of the life force that drives and moves the city.
One . . . two. . . three
The jeepney swerved to the left and to the right before it made a full stop at a gasoline station where its tank was filled with fuel: hot, brazen, and gold. I imagined the smooth texture of the combustible fluid sliding effortlessly down my throat, setting my body in flames. I remembered the film I saw once about a Buddhist monk who burned himself to death in 1963: how fire licked his skin, his robe, his being, and how he felt nothing. I wanted so badly to assume that he died feeling nothing.
It feels so peculiar typing the word April on this page.
It was only yesterday when my eyes glittered at the sight of fireworks on New Year’s Eve; only yesterday when we welcomed the zodiac year with towering wishes for good health and good fortune; only yesterday when I blew my candles away and embraced a brand new age of existence. Continue reading “April in a Nutshell”
It’s been ages since the last time I placed an order at Althea Korea. It was mostly because I was trying to use up my mountain pile of skincare stash before plunging into a new purchase. I take so much time going through all of my skincare products, thanks to my being so inconsistent with my routine haha. Continue reading “Beauty Haul: What I Got from Althea Korea’s Big Beauty Blowout Sale”
Hey, you guys! I’m so glad to be back here in the blog. I wasn’t able to post reviews because my computer got infected with malware and I lost all my files. At the same time, my phone which I use most of the time to take photos also got broken. How tragic is it that my devices decided to give up on me all at once haha. But yeah, I’m gonna save that story for another blog post. Continue reading “Beauty Review: Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam”
I’ve always been a no-makeup kind of girl. I mean, I’ve tried one too many times to learn how to apply foundation without turning my face into a melting cake or to draw my brows without looking like a total clown. But in the end, I still always end up with a funny face. I think I’m just more comfortable with no makeup on, or maybe I’m just plain lazy haha. Continue reading “Beauty Review: Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color”
So what (mis)fortune has brought me here on the blog on a weekday, spending the hours before bedtime trying to come up with pretty much a nonsensical blog post about my recent online purchases? Ha! The truth is, there’s ten million sad things running through my mind right now and no matter how much I try to reinforce the fact that they are trivial and unimportant, the more I am taken aback by the way they smother me. Continue reading “The Internet is a Treasure Chest and Here’s What I Found”
Hello everyone! Let me begin by saying how much I miss blogging and how much I hate the fact that I am not able to put up content on this blog consistently. But hey I am a firm believer that everyone can find a way to do what they love to do if they truly love what they do (wait what?) so here I am, cramming and crunching on a deadline, and squeezing a quick review on It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Whitening (WH) Effector in between the crazy schedule. Continue reading “Beauty Review: It’s Skin Power 10 Formula WH Effector”
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to finally be able to sit down and write a beauty review today. Continue reading “Beauty Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask”
For the longest time in my blogging venture, I have never felt the urge to post any of those “life update” entries where people share the latest stories about their life, mostly because I believe that I do not owe anybody an explanation for my life and that nobody really cares about what’s really going on.
All of us look back to a certain time in our lives, seeking for the same turbulence of the New Year celebration and trying to relive the excitement we once had as a child, but finding instead that all of our attempts only lead us to a place where it is silent and calm.
Welcome to the world of adulthood.
Nothing breaks my heart every end of the year than parting with my beloved planner.
One thing I know for certain is that the holidays in the blogging world is never complete without blogmas, a special blogging tradition featuring Christmas-themed blog posts which usually run from the first of December up to Christmas Day. Continue reading “All I Want for Christmas”