Thursday, February 27, 2014


I've recently developed this liking for drinking tea. Started when I had the worst colds (with asthma) last week. I can't emphasize enough how grateful I am for warm drinks to unclog my sinuses. With that said, let me share with you my recent tea finds--

Marks & Spencer naturally caffeine free tea! 
I cannot tell you how good these taste! I'm not a tea drinker, I am a coffee girl. But after trying these, I think I may start to like tea now.

The thing with me and tea is that I think it's very bland and tasteless. So normally I put milk and a lot of sugar or honey in my tea. Surprisingly though, I didn't have to do that with these variants! They are naturally sweet and the bitter tea taste isn't present! It was just so sophisticated tasting and for lack of a better word, dainty. Very subtle! My favorite is the Rooibos and vanilla fusion because I am a big vanilla girl but the fruitiness of the raspberry is also heavenly, I can't really pick one over the other.

If not for the expiry date, I would have hoarded these at M&S. There are so many variants plus the packaging is so pretty!

And since we're on great packaging and stuff you get from Marks and Spencer, let me share another of my favorites-- sugar free candy drops!
I am a candy girl. I keep candy in my bag. My default candy of choice however are tictacs but recently, I've been gravitating to these. These are so good! I love that it's sugarfree and its smell is beyond words! I can live off the smell without eating 'em. And the packaging! Pink and green, oh so girly and pretty! And best part is-- for Php70.00 per pack, these babies are quite cheap!

So sorry for the lack of updates this month. We've been very busy. I, for one is taking my exams plus I've been sick (still is actually). March however is bound to be more exciting! I missed blogging. Hope you missed us too! Lol. Have a great day our dear readers! :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello, MTV Pinoy

People who know me knows I'm a big fan of MTV. Not just about the channel itself and the music, I actually once wanted to work for MTV (and well, I did on a very short internship). I've always had that connection with the show way back when I was still in grade school and Donita Rose awarded me letter of the day with my paper mache-d request letter I mailed all the way to Singapore. There's even a time I exchanged personal emails with Eiffelene Salvador, another former MTV host. I cannot emphasize enough how close to my heart MTV is-- which is exactly why I am doubly happy to find out that MTV Pilipinas is back!!!

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...well, not MTV Pilipinas, more of MTV Pinoy. But still! Same thing! The show was officially launched last February 14 and features 4 new vj's: Sam Pinto, Yassi Pressman, Andre Paras and Josh Padilla.

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To be truly honest, the first week of the shows aren't very promising cause they've been playing rather cheeky Pinoy songs, but I have high hopes! It's still MTV! And if anyone knows music, trends and the youth... it would be MTV!

I am really excited about this! I know it may be a little premature at this stage but I look forward to when the Philippines can hold an MTV World Stage! If Malaysia was able to host it last year, who could say the Philippines can't this year or the next? So excited for that!

I will always be an MTV girl. I grew up with MTV and it has been part of my past and I just want it to always be there in my future. To the vjs, all the best to you guys! I love you all already!  This is the start of good things to come. Rock on, MTV Pinoy!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stop and Feel the Love

Valentine's is never a single girl's favorite day. Yes, it is a celebration of love, in all its forms, but even if we don't admit it, most often celebrating Vday is a privilege handed to those who have found their significant others. Although I have to admit, it is pretty annoying to think of it that way, it can also be encouraging in the sense that we would WANT to be able to celebrate Vday with our significant others too someday. Envy is a good thing you know. It's not always something to be ashamed of, especially when the thing you're envying is something truly amazing and universal like love. I mean, it is never wrong to be envious of people in love! In fact, I encourage you to be envious! And I encourage you to want what they have! The universe listens-- always remember that.

It is my 25th year without a Valentine's date. I have to say I didn't imagine it would be THIS bad! It's just numbers but sometimes we have to stop justifying facts and accept it for what it really is-- 25 dateless Valentine's days. I won't tell you it's okay because it's not. I have this thing about accepting reality. People always say that you should learn to be grateful for what you have and see the good things about it but I think that kind of thinking also limits us from what MORE we could become; to the possibilities that our desire for MORE will allow us to have. It's not always about seeing the good in painful situations, sometimes it's also about seeing the painful situation as it is and DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. So (with shame), I am broadcasting here my bitterness for having a dateless Valentine's-- no, I'm kidding. Well, partly. I think single ladies (or men) shouldn't be afraid to say they're not okay being dateless this Valentine's. Because really, you shouldn't be okay being alone this time of the year. Yes, you have friends. You have family. But it ain't the same!

It's always hard when every year you are reminded how bad you've been faring in your love life. But it's also a good blunt reminder that you should get out there more. That maybe there's a BIG reason why your relationships don't work out. That maybe it's not about what you've been doing wrong all these years, but about what you've not been doing.

Vday may just be one of many other ordinary days for some, but I think Vday is also a day to reflect. To step back and for one day, think about your lovelife. To take a moment from work, school, family obligations, stressors, and all else and just think about love. Just for one day. It's like that saying about slowing down to smell the flowers. Well, I think Vday is like that-- it is a day we should slow down and think about love. Afterall, shouldn't it be everyone's life goal to find love and be loved in return? Well, here's a day to bluntly remind us of that goal.

Just keep at it. Remember, love if it finds you worthy will direct your course-- hopefully in time for Valentine's Day next year. :)

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