It took me some time to edit, but it's finally here--MY COMEBACK VIDEO ON YOUTUBE! Because...
It is 12:41 AM and I'm sitting in my apartment waiting for my Jollibee delivery to come (hel...
I was chatting with some of my friends earlier about how so much has changed in a matter of months. We used to be out every night, nearly every Thursday to Saturday, and sometimes even on Sundays. And those were rough nights, too. We definitely had a phase. Things have slowed down now, and I think tonight was the night we all realized it.
While there was slight panic at the thought of things slowing down, the panic quickly turned into relief as we no longer felt the need to constantly be going out to entertain ourselves. Relaxation was a brand new form of entertainment on its own. A quiet evening by myself is finally enough.
I still do go out every now and then to meet with friends, but the amount of time I spend going out has certainly gone down. Maybe it's a sign of aging--but that always seems to be taken negatively. So, I think it's just a sign that I have definitely found other things to be worth spending my time on now and that's fine. Signs of aging or not.
I hope you all stay dry amidst this crazy typhoon coming in!
It's not everyday that I get the chance to dress up for a formal event. But in the last week...
While it takes a bit more effort to get ready for a formal event than my usual daily routine, I do enjoy the process. I love getting my hair and makeup done, and seeing the final completed look as soon as I put on that gown and heels.
For the E! Bloggers Ball, I have to be honest that it was pretty last minute when I started looking for a dress to wear. Nearly down to the last second, thankfully, I remembered this dress I owned from House Of Laurel--a velvety long gown with a high front slit and a low back. And, as everyone knows, one can never go wrong with black! Paired with a sequinned bag and a pair of glittery heels for that added pop, and I think it all came together quite nicely.
The E! Bloggers Ball gathered a bunch of fashion/lifestyle bloggers and digital influencers, and also featured Metro Magazine's EIC and a familiar name in fashion, Sarah Meier. Awards were given out, good food was served, and great company was had.
Thank you to E! and Clozette for having me! I haven't seen a lot of blogger friends in a while, so it was great to have had that night with them. Special thanks to Charlene and Jeanne for my photos!
Having work from 10AM to 7PM doesn't always give me time to attend events especially when the...
Having work from 10AM to 7PM doesn't always give me time to attend events especially when they're midday. But when Sharp Philippines invited me to learn about their new Sharp AV Line over lunch with other bloggers, I knew it was something I couldn't pass up. So I popped out for lunch to experience the Sharp 4K TV upclose and personal.
With the constant movement and progression in technology, the way people consume and appreciate entertainment has definitely evolved as well. That's why Sharp customized the viewing experience in an ultra-vivid way with the Sharp 4K TV Powered by Android TV.
Now you can search thousands and thousands of movies, TV shows, and YouTube videos without sifting through hours and hours of content. All you have to do is push a button and say what you want to look for. I got to ask who Taylor Swift's boyfriend is and Google basically gave me a list of T-Swift's ex-boyfriends. LOL. Apart from this, you can also access and stream apps, videos, and photos stored in your Android or iOS devices direct from the TV.
For the tech-savvy who likes being ahead of the curve, Sharp also has the AQUOS ISDB-T TV. It's the first in the Philippines with Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) and Broadcast Mark-up Language (BML). It also has Android KitKat 4.4 pre-installed and has built-in WiFi, USB functionality, PC input, and multiple HDMI terminals, so you can enjoy all your favorite content in Full HD glory.
I'm so glad I got to join Sharp because I've become very tita nowadays since I moved into the condo. I get excited over home appliances and things like that. LOL.
If you guys want to learn more about the Sharp AV Line, you can check out www.sharp.ph or visit their Facebook page.
To be honest, for a while now, I feel like I have lost touch with my blog. Every time I opened up...
To be honest, for a while now, I feel like I have lost touch with my blog. Every time I opened up a window to try and start working on a new blog post, I stare at this blank text box for about 30 minutes before I decide on trying again another day. This has become a terrible habit and I absolutely felt really sad that I couldn't find a connection with my blog anymore. Something I've worked hard on for so long and have thoroughly enjoyed for the past five years, I couldn't last an hour working on anymore.
Then it hit me--when you lose touch with something that once made you smile, there are two things you can do: you can either let go and move on or you can try to find a way to reconnect. I tried to reconnect. In as much as looking back at the past isn't always a good thing, I did it with my blog. It was actually funny; the mundane things I wrote about, the silly trendy outfits I put together, the weird photo editing, and the rawness of it all. I went as far back as blog post # 200 (this is my 689th) and read the next couple of ones from there until I found it comfortable again.
It probably took me around 12 blog posts before I started feeling like this was my blog again. I saw how I wrote and remembered how I felt like every time I sat in front of my laptop, eager to share how my day has been like or why I was wearing what I wore. Heck, there was even a blog post to greet my dad on his birthday--you don't really get those kinds of blog posts anymore.
The walk down memory lane helped me rediscover why I loved sharing my thoughts in this way in the first place; it helped me find the love and connection I've always had for my blog that I thought I lost.
It's odd how looking back at the past actually made me feel refreshed, when it normally doesn't. If you try to reconnect and it doesn't make you feel refreshed, that's when you know it's time to move on. There's a hugot there somewhere. I think you guys will catch on. But for now, thank you for dropping by my blog. And for other bloggers who are also feeling a little lost with their blog, I suggest you look back at your posts. Look far back; before all the collaborations and projects, when you were just starting out. It will definitely help you reconnect and reawaken that spirit for blogging that you have. :)