Express Hair Studio

April 24, 2012

Yaaaay!!! BIG BIG thanks to my friend Chase Tinio, owner of the newly opened Express Hair Studio in BF Homes Phase 1 Parañaque.

He made me try the L’oreal Extenso  and the L’Oreal Professionnel Diacolor Richesse Gloss treatment just this morning.

The experts Rod of L’Oreal Professionnel Philippines, Chase’s in-house Japanese Precision Cutter Shun-san and Color Technician Alvin worked on my hair from cut to curl to color. I really had a pleasant time! They were all very professional and well trained.

Thanks Chase for the lovely treat ; ) Can’t wait to show off my new hair!  xx

EXPRESS Hair Studio 

Tel No. 553-7989

31 Aguirre Avenue, Unit C-D

BF Homes Phase 1, Parañaque

M.M., Philippines

(Beside the Main Guard House in Phase 1)



Game changer

April 23, 2012

Just when you thought things would run smoothly, there’s always a point you hit that changes everything. You realize that it’s not exactly what you’re thinking, expecting or worse, what you wanted – or needed for that matter. Having been down this road before, it is to no surprise that my mind actively takes over my emotions (or should i say, my heart) yet again. When I was a lot younger, it was exciting to play the so called game of lust & love. A great game I tell ya! Often times easy, on bad days somewhat challenging. But as I have gotten to know myself better (translation: getting older), I feel that I am simply losing patience with this so called “game”. I feel like I do not even want to bother which greatly shows my lack of  interest in playing. Is it the player? – not referring to myself, ya? Or is it the game? Clearly, I am not inspired at the moment. Not that I am complaining, I am thankful these men are.. well, just there. But these game changers.. these things that make you go eh?? … it makes me think and analyze and basically lose the excitement. Joie damour, is there such a thing?

Or maybe it is me. Well, if it is me and my mind… then I’ll be damned.





Someone, tell me something new… ; )

Nicest of the 90’s

April 20, 2012

I was driving around the city, out and about, until I heard these songs over the radio. Truly a 90’s person, I remembered my younger days and the great playlist that went with it.

I remembered my school fair grounds, short lunch breaks, school crushes… I remembered watching my older sister smoke, drink and sneak out… I remembered the feeling when I would hear these songs in the school bus on the way to school at a bloody early morning hour.

The 90’s was great! I can’t believe I still remember the feeling.




Please vote for meee!!!!

April 20, 2012


I just entered the Qatar Airways Reflections contest and I need your vote to help me win. Please vote! : )

You can view my entry and vote for me here:

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Thanks and wish me luck!!!


Happy 420 Amigos!

April 20, 2012

wake & bake



Keep giving me the good vibration
It’s giving me that inspiration
And I love that good sensation
Matter of fact
I think I might build myself one


15 Steps to Happiness :)

April 18, 2012

I came across this article on Purpose Fairy, a very well put article on 15 powerful things happy people do differently. Let me share it with you as they are all inspiring and uplifting little steps to a better life.

1. LOVE vs. FEAR. Well, I can tell you for sure that those people who are really happy, FEAR less and LOVE a lot more.They see each moment, each challenge, each person as an opportunity to discover more about themselves and the world around them.

2. ACCEPTANCE vs. RESISTANCE.  Happy people understand that you can’t really change a situation by resisting it, but you can definitely change it by accepting that it is there and by understanding that there might be a reason for its existence. When something unpleasant happens to them, they don’t try to fight it, knowing that this will make the situation even worse, but rather, they ask themselves questions like: What can I learn from this? How can I make this better? and they go from there, focusing on the positive rather than on the negative. They always seem to see the glass half full no matter what happens to them.

3. FORGIVENESS vs. UNFORGIVENESS. Really happy people know that it’s not healthy to hold on to anger. They choose to FORGIVE and FORGET, understanding that FORGIVENESS is  a gift they give to themselves first and foremost.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”Buddha

4. TRUST vs. DOUBT. They trust themselves and they trust the people around them. No matter if they talk to the cleaning lady or the C.E.O. of a multi billion company, somehow they always seem make the person they are interacting with feel like there is something unique and special about them.

They understand that beliefs become self-fulfilling prophecies, and because of that, they make sure to treat everybody with love, dignity and respect, making no distinctions between age, sex, social status, color, religion or race. These are the great men that Mark Twain was talking about: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

5. MEANING vs. AMBITION.  They do the things they do because of the meaning it brings into their lives and because they get a sense of purpose by doing so. They understand that “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life” like Wayne Dyer puts it, and they care more about living a life full of meaning rather than, what in our modern society we would call, living a successful life.

The irony here is that most of the time they get both, success and meaning, just because they choose to focus on doing the things they love the most and they always pursue their heart desires. They are not motivated by money; they want to make a difference in the lives of those around them and in the world.

6. PRAISING vs. CRITICIZING. Happy people would probably agree with Carl’s Jung theory on resistance: “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size”They don’t criticize the absence of the behavior they want to reinforce, but ratherevery time the behavior is present, even if it’s not that often, they know that by praising the person and the behavior, they will actually reinforce the positive behavior.

When a parent wants to make sure that his 7 years old boy will learn to always put the toys back in the box after he’s done playing with them, he will make sure not to focus on the many times the child won’t do it, criticizing him and his behavior, but rather, every time the little boy does put the toys back, the parent will praise him and his behavior and that is exactly how he will reinforce the positive behavior, and in the end geting the wanted results.

7. CHALLENGES vs. PROBLEMS. Happy people will see PROBLEMS as CHALLENGES, as opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, expressing their gratitude for them, understanding that underneath them all lies many opportunities that will allow them to expand and to grow.

8. SELFLESSNESS vs. SELFISHNESS. They do what they do not for themselves, but for the good of others, making sure that they bring meaning, empowerment and happiness in the lives of many. They look for ways to give and to share the best of themselves with the world and to make other people happy.

 ”Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”Buddha

9. ABUNDANCE vs. LACK/POVERTY. They have an abundant mindset living a balanced life, achieving abundance in all areas of life.

10. DREAMING BIG vs. BEING REALISTIC. These people don’t really care about being realistic. Theylove and dare to dream big, they always listen to their heart and intuition and the greatness of their accomplishments scares many of us.

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” Goethe

11. KINDNESS vs. CRUELTY. They are kind to themselves and others and they understand the power of self love, self forgiveness and self acceptance.

12. GRATITUDE vs. INGRATITUDE. No no matter where they look, no matter where they are or with who, they have this capacity of seeing beauty where most of us would only see ugliness, opportunities, where most of us would only see struggles, abundance where most of us would only see lack and theyexpress their gratitude for them all.

13. PRESENCE/ ENGAGEMENT vs. DISENGAGEMENT. They know how to live in the present moment, appreciating what they have and where they are, while still having big dreams about the future.

“When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind in itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek your self in it and mistake it for who you are.” Eckhart Tolle

14. POSITIVITY vs. NEGATIVITY. No matter what happens to them, they always seem to keep a positive perspective on everything and by doing so, they tend irritate a lot of negative and “realistic” people.

15. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY vs. BLAMINGThey take full ownership over their lives and they rarely use excuses. Happy people understand that the moment you choose to blame some outside forces for whatever it is that happens to you, you are in fact giving all your power away, and they choose to keep the power for themselves and taking responsibility for everything that happens to them.


Carrie says

April 17, 2012


Kissing by Bliss


Lookbook | Men

April 16, 2012

Browsing through LOOKBOOK & liking their style.

With the outrageous scorching Manila heat, it is almost impossible to see men dress like this in the city. Only a few dare. (well, AC to the rescue). Now missing the weather and streets of Europe! Love euro men fashion //

Canvas Bags

April 16, 2012

Just this month, my sister and my sweet amiga gave me these 2 cute bags for summer! A Topshop Canvas Bag for the city from my sister and a distressed Billabong Tote Bag for the beach which my friend got from LA. Love love love them totes! ❤






Well you got whatcha want, whatcha never knew
Perfect gift from me to you : )

Spontaneity and me

April 16, 2012

Love is a spontaneous grass, not a garden plant.”

– I.Nievo

My best friend teases me with much candour, “You don’t like to be courted.”

I would like to think otherwise, but maybe she’s right.

Being a fan of romance, I always thought that instant attraction and passion are more alluring than a relationship that simply, shall I say, blossomed? It takes away the whole drama and mystery. And that’s what I like. The anticipation of moving up a notch from pure physical attraction to something with more meaning. The question mark that teases you and kills you at the same time.

Though the “garden plant” makes of a better man (patient, willing and kind), sometimes it’s just not enough……

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