Right Where I'm Meant To Be

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2016 has been really good to me, despite a few challenges that got in the way.. I still think it brought me where I'm supposed to be. I graduated right on time, got paid for doing what I love, met a lot of new friends and bid goodbye to some old ones who I think the higher power or the Universe has saved me from. (No more negative energy you all!) It probably was the most satisfying and fulfilling year so far.

I started from knowing what my target for the year was - graduating. But after that, I honestly had no idea what to do next. I was pretty much lost with the thought that I'll never get it through the year without getting myself drunk every night. That's how bad it was for me. Yet the Universe turned things around and I was able to get myself back up and ready to face the coming months despite having absolutely zero idea of what I should do. Through the middle of the year, I badly wanted to live on my own which I am pretty sure you guys are all aware of. After the constant battle and arguments with my friends and boyfriend, I was finally convinced to go back home to my parents and so I did. And I have never been happier to be home. It felt like I haven't been home for a very long time and it was so refreshing. I met a lot of new people too and was able to nourish relationships with my old friends. Despite the rocky and crazy moments, I am fine. I'm happy and I'm fully contented with my life. Of course, I still have no idea what to do after the Holidays but that's what makes my life more exciting, right Dad? Lol.

So, 2016 can suck it! I am sooooo ready to kick ass, 2017!

This is going to be one hell of a ride again for sure.

Christmas Brunch

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Day In The Life: Xmas Shopping

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A FAVORI Holiday

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While many of us don't really pay attention to how our surroundings smell like, scent can be a very powerful emotional trigger. A certain kind of scent can bring back a certain emotion, remind us of a certain memory, or even create a certain feeling. 

This Christmas, #FeelChristmasWithFavori and #CreateYourFavoriteFeeling with an array of passionately handcrafted scents and aromas for living well. Watch FAVORI's holiday video with Angel Aquino here.


My Christmas wish for all of you my lovely readers would be a lifetime of happiness and a fun filled journey with your loved ones. :) Don't forget to share your love by giving them beautifully made scents from Favori and have a wonderful Holiday.



OPPO F1s: Holiday Getaway

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With the holiday season fast approaching, we all desire to keep up with all the family gatherings, reunions and all these precious moments with our loved ones.

Coffee, Books & Good Food

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Book & Borders Cafe, the new perfect "me-time" place opened in Eastwood City.

Holidays with Wee Nam Kee

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Wee Nam Kee's Holiday Feast

Noel Bazaar 2016 at World Trade Center

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The annual most awaited Christmas bazaar is back!

Own It With Own Days

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Rude Awakening

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The Perfect Pair

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I found the perfect pair of shoes that is, Keds x Kate Spade 2016 New York Triple in Tan Fairemont Stripe.


Street Food Festival Grand Finale

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Fit For A Queen

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Crowning Glory By CocoWig

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Sleek Make Up Review

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Health Junkie

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My outfit during the Healthy Options Holiday Collection Launch

What I Eat in a Day (01)

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Two easy ways to eat whole grain granola.

Tesle Talks About Heart Ache

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There are moments when I look back and I see my old self and I think about how much pain I have been through. The pain of being left alone, unwanted and under appreciated. I used to call it the worst tragedy of my life (ang babaw diba! Hahaha!) But it's true, nothing compares to the pain kapag iniwan ka. Masakit, mahirap, parang tumigil yung mundo mo. Ganong level. Actually, I did all of the things na naisip ko at that time 'eh. I read books about how to move on, how to forget, how to start over.. Lahat na. I even watch Youtube tutorials on how to get over your ex. Yup, I was that desperate. Jovit Baldivino wasn't joking when he said "too much love will kill you" and syempre ang famous line ng Coldplay na patama sa lahat ng nasaktan, nadapa, nadurog, nagdurugo ngunit patuloy na lumalaban (wow!) "Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard". I guess I'm just really lucky that I survived the heart break. I was so lonely and honestly, pathetic. I couldn't let go of a man who was never even willing to give me his all at that time. Yan yung nasa isip ko, but then a few years later I realized I did a lot of things too that caused him to break off the relationship. I just didn't see all of my wrong doings because I was blinded by the pain that he caused me. Pero ganon naman diba, pag nasaktan tayo, feeling natin tayo lang ang nasaktan. We tend to forget that there were two people in the relationship, at minsan kapag nga minalas-malas ka pa, hindi lang kayo dalawa. Minsan may bonus pang isa. (Third party, ganon!) 

I really thought I'd never get over it, or him. Akala ko nga, forever na akong malungkot. Pero hindi pala, kasi nga naman walang forever. Chos! Meron girl, manalig tayo! Meron! Sa tamang tao, sa tamang panahon. Sa tamang relasyon. But the break up was surprisingly a blessing in disguise. I truly believe that heart breaks and heart aches are always meant to teach us new lessons in life and to make us stronger. Just like the line from my favorite Kelly Clarkson song, ang theme song ng mga nasaktan pero naka survive naman: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. True enough, I was knocked down, my heart was bruised, my eyes were blinded by anger and pain, I held my own hand because he wasn't there to hold it anymore, but time healed my wounds and I got back up, so much stronger. Now I think about my pain and I can just, smile. I'm thankful that it happened to me, I'm thankful to have felt the excruciating pain of seeing him, seeing myself and seeing the world pass me by. When he left, I felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I cried every damn day, I prayed every damn day too. Sabi ko nga kay Lord, "quota na ako sa sakit eh!" pero since mabait naman si Lord, He heard my prayers. And then I met Giles.. Akala ko I'd never fall in love again as much as I did before, but wait there's more! There's more love pa pala that I could give. Yung love ko na naipon nung mga panahon na mag isa nalang ako. So I was just happy that I was able to shower all that love to everyone, to my family, my friends na alam kong sawang sawa na makinig sa paulit ulit ulit ulit kong mga kwento, sa mga prof sa La Salle na nakaka alam ng kwento naming dalawa, sa mga blog readers ko na walang sawang nagbibigay ng mga payo saakin noon. And of course, to my very own angel, Giles.

 I used to think that ako ang angel sa buhay ni Giles, but hello?! Come to think of it, he was the one who lifted me up, he was the one who picked up the pieces and made sure that these pieces will never break again. He's the one who loved me after everything that I've been through. And now I can just sleep well, knowing that he still loves me when I wake up. One of my fears talaga yung pag gising ko hindi na ako mahal. Lakas maka-arte but it's true. Before kasi, I thought the XYZ and I were getting back together, so ayan Viber kami, call ganyan until the break of dawn! So syempre asadong bola bola na naman ako, girl! And then I asked him "What if tomorrow when you wake up, ma realize mo hindi mo na ako mahal?" He said "Edi hindi na ako matutulog, para hindi mangyari yon" not the exact words syempre tagal na girl pero yan yun meaning. Hahaha! So ayun na nga nakatulog kami na off na yung Viber syempre so when I woke up.... he never talked to me again. That's why I have a fear sa mga sleeping moments na ganyan. Until I started dating other guys, yun na talaga fear ko. But with Giles kasi, he makes me feel like there's no end, only moving forward. With Giles I feel safe, I can breathe, I can spread my wings and everyday, no matter how much we argue he still makes me feel that I'm enough for him. I'm not saying that my relationship with Giles is perfect, but it's better. At the end of the day, no matter how hard life is for me, everything still feels lighter because I know I have him.

So for those of you who are messaging me, asking me how I did it, I promise to write more articles for you. Kung yun ang sa tingin nyo would help you move on. I would like to somehow be able to help ease the pain because I know how it feels and I know how painful it could be. But I promise, all the pain will be worth it in the end. Just hang in there, hang tight. And never lose sight of who you are. Because YOU are amazing. Remember that you are worth loving and worth fighting for. If the guy who broke your heart can't see that, then so be it. Move on! Forget! Start over! It's okay to cry, to mourn over it. Ako nga inaraw araw ko ang pag iyak noon eh. Bukod sa nakaka ganda minsan dahil medyo mapula pula pa yung eyes mo and nose mo, nakaka payat din yun girl! Kidding aside, it truly is okay to cry. Nasaktan ka eh. Ganon talaga, normal yan. Hindi ibig sabihin mahina ka, ibig lang sabihin minahal mo talaga sya. For my next post, himay himayin natin ang mga ways to help you move on with your life without him. Ano pa ba't nag Psychology ako kung hindi naman natin gagamitin diba? Hahaha! #FeelingExpert 

But yeah, I hope I could use my own learnings and experiences to somehow help the people who are going through a similar situation that I've been through before. I may not be a love expert or a Psychiatrist, but I can be a friend. And sometimes, that is all we need.

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5 Tips On How To Start A Blog Today

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Blogging can be a great platform to express yourself and share bits and pieces of your life to the world.

Holy Communion Dress

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Looking into gorgeous and exceptional holy communion dresses made me think about the future and how I want my own daughter to look like when she finally attends her holy communion ceremony, one of the most important Church ceremonies. 

My Top 5 Favorite Koreanovela

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Aside from watching American tv shows and Filipino teleseryes, I love watching Koreanovelas too.

Tagaytay Staycation: Taal Vista Hotel

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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

Lazy Outfit

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A simple yet sleek all black outfit.

The Mossimo X Generation

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The generation that is Mossimo X

Newest Cutie in Town

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Everyone's lovin' the Burger King Chicken Fries, the newest cutie in town!

Touch Of Pink

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My second time to attend a Blogger's ball this year.

Tesle Weekly

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Hi everyone! Here's a new VLOG trailer to make up for the long hiatus. I've been busy reading books and studying to prepare myself for my new plans and it's been a really busy month for me but hey, it's November 1st today! :) I'm cooking something really interesting for the blog/Youtube channel so I hope you guys will stay tuned for that! But for now, enjoy this mini VLOG trailer I created and I'll see you guys soon!



Belo Baby #Scentsational Squad

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There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea

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Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus

For the girl who loves flowers

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Your Daily Grind

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When it comes to finding the perfect place for hang outs, I love going to restaurants with a chill and comfy vibe. I eat a lot so a place where they serve huge servings and scrumptious dishes is always a must too!

Pure Nectar Wellness Party

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I admit being a 'self proclaimed health junkie' and I just love everything organic. This is by far, one of my most favorite events because I got to experience a really nice afternoon of wellness and healthy activities.

So 'Scent'imental

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One of my pet peeves is entering a comfort room or a car with awful or foul odor. That's why I always bring an alcohol spray and sanitizer with me everyday.

Your Lips Are Moving

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Soft lustrous lips using Sooper Beaute Lip & Cheek Lacquer

A Flavorful Dinner at 7 Flavors Buffet

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I live for the mantra "Blonde, Beach, Buffet".

The Blissful Story Creamery

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A blissful birthday gift from The Blissful Story Creamery.

Why I Considered Blogging Full Time

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I started blogging way back 2010 and I didn't even know what it was before and how it really works.

Achieve your #BrowGoals with K Palette 3Way Eyebrow Pencil

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Achieve #BrowGoals with just one product! :)

The Best of Me

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It's been so long since I've written something from the heart. I used to love blogging because it was an outlet for me to release all the overflowing emotions I've been feeling. This blog has been with me since I got my very first heartbreak. It was bittersweet, just thinking about it now makes me so happy and anxious at the same time. I can still remember how sad I was, mostly crying through all the blog posts. But I survived. All the more reason why I feel like I lost the connection with my blog was because of those judgemental hypocrites waiting around for me to write about something that they can gossip about. But, I realized, the hell I care? I started this blog for the sole reason that I wanted to share a huge part of who I am and no one can ever change that. 

Make Up Haul from Beauty MNL

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For my 21st Birthday, I got these really nice make up & skin care products from Beauty MNL and I'm so excited to show you guys what I got!!

Mermaid Dreams

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Ever since I was a little girl, I loved watching The Little Mermaid and I grew up using my blanket as my very own mermaid tail and pretend like I am Ariel of The Little Mermaid and I'd sing my favorite song "Part of your world". It was one of the best Disney films of all time. :)

Ungrip Your Phone

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My work requires me to be on my phone almost all the time and it is such a relief to have something that could help me hold my phone effortlessly. I am a very clumsy person so I always tend to drop my phone which always gives me a mini heart attack. (Ya feel me? :D) So I was very happy when I received these products from Ungrip. Not only does it help me hold my phone as easy as holding a pen but it also prevents me from actually losing my phone. Lol. This is so convenient and I thank the heavens because they've discovered and made these products to make our lives easier.

HOOQ Outdoor Cinema Date Night

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HOOQ is Asia's first premium video on demand service to launch across the region. HOOQ is a start up joint venture established in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. HOOQ delivers over 10,000 Hollywood, regional and local movies and TV shows to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download on their internet device or platform of choice.

Yummy Lunch at Yayoi

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A perfect Birthday treat! Enjoyed authentic Japanese food at Yayoi, SM Megamall last Thursday!

Few Things I Learned at 21

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Rucy's Vanity September Haul

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Hello Birthday Month! :) I've been so busy lately so this to make it up to you my lovely readers, here's an overdue post about my Rucy's Vanity Haul. :)

August Favorites: Sooper Beaute

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"Make up is self-confidence directly applied to the face."

Healthy Aging with NU Skin ageLOC Y-Span

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NU Skin introduces ageLOC Y-Span to promote healthy aging. It is the company's most advanced anti-aging supplement that helps individuals to enjoy being more active, energetic and healthy.

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