September 20, 2020

DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Decor

So, if you remember, I did a bedroom make over a few weeks ago; but that wasn’t fully completed yet and I’ve only done one part of my room (check this post for the bedroom make over: Beach-Themed Tiny Bedroom Quarantine Makeover). I don’t have the luxury to do it in one go for time and budget constraints. As much as possible I didn’t want to spend so much with the “renovation”, so I did a couple of DIYs for this makeover project, one is the DIY Hand-Painted Quote Canvas Art. I also mentioned in my room makeover blog post that I’m thinking of having a macramé wall hanging décor to put on the other wall so it wont look so plain. 

I looked up some macramé on online shops but didn’t find something that I super like and the size that I want will cost me a lot. So instead, I decided to create my own macramé wall hanging décor. Back in high school, I learned to do macramé for a homeroom class project. I can remember what year I was at that time, but I clearly reckon we created macramé hanging plant pot holder. 

September 19, 2020

How To Renovate A Period Property

Period properties can be incredibly attractive, they are often beautiful to look at, and the sense of history that you feel as you walk through them is something that you just can’t find in a more modern home. A lot of people also tend to go for period properties because older homes often have more space around them and are perceived to have a more solid construction.

The only downside with a period property, of course, is that they were built in a time before insulation and other modern building techniques, so it can be more challenging to keep them warm and dry while still maintaining the aesthetic that you are hoping for.

September 16, 2020

Answered: Am I a Good Candidate for Clip-in Hair Extensions?

There’s no denying that gorgeous, long locks are in. For good reason, too – there is so much you can do with long, voluminous hair. Simply scroll social media and you’ll find yourself bombarded with photos of full-bodied, long, luscious hair, and will no doubt feel yourself hit with a twinge of hair envy.

From elaborate updos to braids and more, the secret to these styles is Zala clip-in hair extensions.  That’s right, everyone from your next-door neighbour to your barista is likely wearing hair extensions. While they were once reserved for celebrities with stylists and hours to spend on their hair each day, they’re now accessible for everyone. Clip-in extensions are more affordable and of higher quality than ever. So this may have you wondering, “Am I a good candidate for clip-in human hair extensions?” Here’s what you should know.

September 15, 2020

Jus and Jerry's - Gourmet Chinese Food

It’s not breaking news or a surprise that Chinese cuisine has a great influence on Filipino food; after all the interaction between China and the Philippines started over a thousand years ago. Filipino cuisine has so many Chinese inspired dishes and that there are so many Chinese food that are “Filipinized” or made to taste that is suitable for the Filipino palate.

For me personally, one of my comfort food is gourmet Chinese dishes. That’s why even if I live on the far  East side of Metro Manila, there are times I brave the traffic (pre-pandemic) just to go to Chinatown a couple of times in a year. Dumplings and smokey stir-fried Wok-cooked dishes comforts my soul and taste buds

September 2, 2020

Aice Milk and Eggs: Immune-Boosting Ice Cream Lands in Manila

AICE, the affordable ice cream brand that originated from Singapore, has recently launched its newest flavor Milk & Eggs in an exclusive online event with food, lifestyle bloggers and influencers. The special flavor with milk, eggs and honey was especially developed at the height of the Covid-19-pandemic to boost the body’s immune system.

Ice cream lovers can get the new variant in a special pack of 5 with free face mask for only P100 or P20 per piece from AICE accredited resellers and sari-sari stores. Speaking before a group of influencers, invited guest speaker Ms. Joan Sumpio, a popular Registered Nutritionist and Dietician (RND), explained how milk is an important source of calcium. “Calcium contributes to energy metabolism, builds and  support bone development, and is necessary in regular muscle function. Eggs, on the other hand, are a great source of Cobalamin, Vitamin A and D, which are essential vitamins to boost the body’s immunity against diseases”, according to Ms. Sumpio. 

Gang Gang Boneless Fried Chicken: with REAL TASTE - not just the sauce!

I can’t count how many times my family cooked a chicken dish during the lockdown. Sometimes we even repeat a recipe in a week. But have gotten sick of eating chicken over and over again? Never! But I would love to try and eat something new; I mean like new chicken dishes. Got my wish granted faster than I expected. 

From the same brains and talents behind one of Tomas Morato’s hippest places to dine: Boa Kitchen + Socials, comes Gang Gang Boneless Fried Chicken. I’m not sure where they got the name  of their newest venture but for some reason, I thought about Psy’s song Oppa Gangnam Style. Well, there’s a connect don’t worry LOL. 

August 23, 2020

Beach-Themed Tiny Bedroom Quarantine Makeover with Photowall Sweden + Discount Code

I’ve been saying this in almost all of my previous post, that I really don’t know what I feel about this pandemic in general. This virus is really bad as it took the lives of so many people, I don’t take it lightly as I have 3 persons I know whose lives were cut short and 1 who will continue to live life with a heart problem that wasn’t there before. But whether we want to admit it or not, when the lock-downs were imposed all over the world, a few good things emerged from it. 

Mother nature was able to breathe, in some cities, pollution dropped massively. Since we got confined to our homes, we became more present to the people around us, especially our immediate families. We’ve exemplified cooperation, unity and charity in ways we never could have imagined (that’s the majority’s mindset compared to the self-serving few). We became altruistic and started supporting local to keep our local economies afloat.

August 21, 2020

My Quarantine Hand-Painted Quote Canvas Art

Quranthings is one of the newest entries on Urban Dictionary referring to the things that occurred during the quarantine period due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are many quaranthings and to be honest, I barely did any of the trending ones like Tik-tok, baking, cooking or becoming a plantita/o. My life was the somehow the same before and during this pandemic. The only thing that changed is that I was confined to my apartment. Being busy with work didn’t halt nor slow down. For one, it even became more tedious; as most times I had to extend work hours and don’t take my usual breaks. 

With around  5 months of being on lockdown, I would say with all honesty that I do feel a little of that cabin fever and uneasy with the monotony of my daily routine. The only past time that I have had these past months are my social media and blog. And that too has become a little routinely for me. Until an opportunity to do some bedroom revamping came along. I will tell you more about that in a few days. Starting that project opened up Pandora’s box filled with good things. 

August 19, 2020

Travelling Solo: Top Safety Tips for Female Travellers

Embarking on a solo adventure can be an exciting way to explore the world around you. While some people may think it's not safe for a woman to travel on her own and let alone to a foreign country, it's quite the opposite. With a good strategy and enough preparation, anyone can travel safely and not worry about having the best time ever.

Travel by day. If you’re still having doubts about going on a solo trip, we suggest you travel only by day. That is the best way to avoid dark roads, and prevent yourself from ending up off the beaten path. The fear of the dark can easily become more real than when you were a little girl if you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere when it's pitch-black outside. Furthermore, it's less likely you'll come across a potential predator when you're travelling during the day. Look for a motel or any other kind of shelter during the night, and stay on the road only during daylight.

August 9, 2020

Kebomb: Pocket-Friendly Mediterranean Cuisine Delivered Straight to Your Doorstep

When this community quarantine started, I was pretty apprehensive about almost everything. I had mixed emotions. I was sad and worried of the situation of everyone around the world, especially those who I love. I was happy glad to be home, to have so much time in my hand. Being home means I will get to eat home-cooked meals all day everyday.

But then there are days, I crave for food that we can cook at home, like Japanese and Mediterranean food – which are two of my top favorite cuisines. I am extremely glad that restaurants are still up and running and doing home deliveries. So when one day, my mom had to leave to check out her business in Antipolo (we were on GCQ at this point), and my brothers were being lazy and didn’t want to cook, I decided to order food online.

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