Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Week in Pictures!



This past week has been quite insane but in the best way! I flew out to my home away from home, Philippines, and it feels amazing to be back here. The food is incredible (as it has always been) and the weather has been surprisingly forgiving. I've been meeting up with some of my college friends and a few of my relatives as well and that has been nice. Also! This past week, I challenged myself to try out a few new things! I thought I'd summarize my trip so far in this little photo dump. ^_^


This was my favorite part of the flight! When they dimmed the lights, there were stars that lit up the ceiling. It was so beautiful, this picture doesn't do it justice!


I guess you could say I'm an Oreo cheesecake enthusiast! I've tried a LOT of them, but I always go back to this particular one from my favorite cafe in Bacolod, Calea. I legitimately teared up when this got to my table!




My sister and I had really bad jet lag the first night so we just ended up taking a ton of pictures heh heh ;)


I was so happy I got a chance to visit my 'Silay Sundays' house and church family! They're some of the sweetest people I know and they've helped me through so much! :)


I've noticed a lot of Milk Tea places opening up around town and I've been to this one last year and it was so good, I had to come back! Plus points to the people who work here because they're one of the few that can get the actual spelling of my name right without me telling them! :)


I got together with a few of my friends from college and we all planned a trip to a mountain resort that opened up recently! It was filled with a bunch of random things, hence Mr. King Kong in the background!


That's me pathetically trying to pretend I'm caught in Spiderman's web.



They also had a rope course that you can go on! I tried it out with one of my friends but wow, it definitely looked way easier than it actually was! It took us about 2 hours to finish the entire thing and although I was so close to giving up multiple times, I'm really happy I pushed myself all the way to the end. We also tried the zipline! It was my first time and I literally wanted to pee my pants but it was so fun! 



My absolute favorite meal on this trip so far was served in this floating restaurant!



Shoe twinning with my sister! ;)




Two of our best friends graduated this past week and I'm so happy we made it out to watch them!





Who says chocolate shakes are just for kids, yeah? While everyone celebrated growing up, I gave a little tribute to the chocoholic 6 year old within me, celebrating staying young.


Kisses,

S


Monday, March 24, 2014

What I Loved in February!



Hey everyone! I know I’ve gone on a little hiatus these past few weeks and this post is way overdue but I thought I’d still put it up anyway. I’m currently on holiday and I’ve really been enjoying being lazy (obviously) that I couldn’t even bring my fingers to type up a post. However, here I am now so let’s talk about all the great things that I found myself loving last month!

Baking

Wow, did I do a lot of baking in February! I tried my hand at baking my first red velvet dessert (you can see the outcome HERE)! Baking is one of the few activities that I can work on for hours and it still manages to relax me.

The Spectacular Now (Movie & Book)

I first heard Megan Parken talk about The Spectacular Now in THIS video and I was immediately sold when she mentioned it being similar to the likes of A Walk to Remember, which is one of my all-time favorite movies. Of course, I checked it out for myself and I completely fell in love with the story. I read the book first and then saw the movie. I personally like doing it this way but I guess you could see the movie first if you wanted to because the stories are slightly different, but equally great. I’m the worst at summarizing stories without giving the entire plot away so that's all I'm going to say about it!

Apps

OKAY so I finally climbed on the band wagon in February and downloaded Flappy Bird. Easily, I got sucked into it. My high score is currently 27! (Yesss, I am actually very proud! ^_^) Since Flappy Bird was removed from the iTunes store, a ton of similar apps came out but my favorite ‘spin off’ app would have to be Fall Out Bird! It’s even better because Fall Out Boy songs play in the background of the game! Personally, the little Pete floating head gives me the most luck! ;)

When I updated to iOS7, one of my favorite things included with the update was the weather app! Like come on, how cool are the graphics whenever there’s a thunderstorm or snow or even a starlit sky?! Anyway, since then, I’ve found another weather app I’ve come to love and it’s the Yahoo! Weather app. It’s more precise than the one Apple offers and although I don’t get the satisfaction of seeing animation across my screen, it’s still pretty decent.

Okay the last app I want to talk about today is the Akinator! I was introduced to this by my sister and honestly, I was a little freaked out by it at first! I couldn't understand how an app could literally know who I was thinking about but now I love it! It's a paid app but it's so fun, it's worth every cent!

Dry Brushing

The idea of dry brushing may come off as weird at first but it's actually flowing with benefits! I only recently started dry brushing and I'm loving the results so far. I'm actually thinking of making a whole blog post about this!

YouTube

Generally, I watch a lot of YouTube videos but I've enjoyed watching two people in particular this past month - Meghan from meghanrosette & Arden from ardenrose186. They're both really sweet girls with unique personalities and their videos are super entertaining to watch.

Music

Finally, for music, I've gone back to an old favorite band - Fall Out Boy! They dropped an album, Save Rock and Roll, a while back but I only got the chance to listen to it recently. My favorite songs off of this album are 'Young Volcanoes', 'Alone Together', 'Miss Missing You' and 'Save Rock and Roll'.

I hope you all are enjoying this month so far! It's been amazing to have time off work. I will be back next month with more posts, hopefully! Love you all. ♡

Kisses,

S


Sunday, March 9, 2014

My Top 10: Favorite Feelings




Yikes, I guess we're talking about feelings today, everyone's favorite (please sense my sarcasm, or lack thereof? :P) Anyway, I'm excited about today's post because I'm announcing a new series I'm starting on my blog! It's going to be called "My Top 10"! I'm going to be talking about a wide array of things so hopefully, I stick to it! I've been playing around with this idea in my head for a while now and I've decided to just give it a go and see how it works out.

So, for my first top 10 of things I want to talk about, I decided to share some of my all time favorite feelings. 


1) Getting in bed after a long day, and waking up and seeing that I still have a few more hours to sleep.

2) When my hard work is appreciated.

3) Eating (naturally...).

4) Catching a really good internet connection (even better if it's free!).

5) Being surrounded by love.

6) Laughing until my stomach feels funny.

7) Post-poop feelings.

8) Water going down my throat when I'm really thirsty.

9) Traveling, discovering new places and meeting new people.

10) Listening to my favorite songs (and screaming out the lyrics).


Of course, there's still a lot more than I mentioned above but I want to know, what's YOUR favorite feeling? Let me know in the comments below! 

Kisses,

S

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Motivation: March #1



One of my favorite things is finding inspiration in everyday things; things I otherwise overlook. Another one of my favorite things is rediscovering things I previously loved. 

Earlier this week, I pulled out an old favorite book from my shelf and decided to re-read it. As I flicked through the pages, I was immediately pulled into the story, drowning (in the best way) in the words all over again and I remembered just why I loved it so much in the first place. Isn't that a great feeling? Remembering the reasons why you loved something/someone?

Here's my challenge for you today. Go dig up something you once used to love: an old book, a song, movie, a clothing item, anything really and take a step back and think about all the reasons that got you to fall in love with it. 

Kisses,

S