Category Adventures

Singapore Day 1

So two years after our uneventful first visit to Singapore, we made our way back again. This time, it’s for the Asian Scientist Writing Prize (more about that in the next blog post). This will probably be my last out-of-town trip this year, so I wanted to make the most of it. Not to mention, the fare, accommodation, and just about everything else in Singapore is costly! So I got down to work and planned our three-day itinerary.

Arrival: 12:29 AM

We took a cheap flight (thank you, Skyscanner!) w...

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Countdown to #RoadToSablay

Fun fact: Even though I graduated from UP (from the College of Nursing – yes, I was a nurse) in 2010, I never got to graduate wearing a sablay. The dean and professors in our college frowned upon it for god knows what reason, and it has always been a frustration of mine. I think we were the only ones who weren’t allowed to march to our graduation with our sablay on. But because I’ll be starting my MBA in UP soon, I have another chance at graduating with my sablay, yay!

But that’s not for another...

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UP MBA Application Part 2: Preparing for the Proficiency Exams

Note: This is Part 2 of my UP MBA Application blog series. Check out Part 1 (Applying for the UP MBA Graduate Program + the GPAT Exam) HERE.

So the challenge of getting through the rigorous GPAT is done. Now comes the hard part: The Proficiency Exams. Honestly, if you thought the GPAT was hard, wait until you get to the Proficiency Exams where your knowledge of Accounting, Algebra, Calculus, Math of Finance, and Statistics will be put to the test...

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Why I Haven’t Been as Active Lately

Hello! I’m just posting to let you guys know that I am still very much alive, just busy with work and other stuff, and I wanted to post about something personal while I’m at it.

I guess I’ve been losing my drive to blog and vlog regularly for a number of reasons. It has come to a point wherein I have lost the will to post regularly on my Instagram feed. No, I’m not depressed. But here are some of the reasons why I’ve been inactive:

  1. I really was busy with life...
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Applying for the UP MBA Graduate Program + the GPAT Exam

Wooh okay, I’ll be documenting my UP MBA application experience here. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that I made it through the first round, because I promised I won’t talk about the UP-MBA application if I’m not accepted. There are a lot of other great resources online, namely the PEX forums, Juanabeme, and Sabuhaynimay, all of which helped me plan my application and review. This is from my personal experience, so it might be different from the accounts of other people.

Applicat...

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Holographic Hair is the Hair of the Future

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There’s a new hair trend that’s taking over Instagram by storm, and I’m completely mesmerized by it! The holographic hair has been getting a lot of raves, which is believed to have been started by the Ross Michaels Salon in Seattle, Washington. With a few shades of Pravana, coupled with olaplex to maintain the blonde in the hair, holographic hair is born! And it’s every bit as magical as a unicorn.

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holographic hair hologram opal hair

holographic hair hologram opal hair

holographic hair hologram opal hair

What makes holographic hair so attractive is the combination of dark shades and shiny highlig...

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REVIEW: Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe (Katipunan Ave., Quezon City)

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Two weekends ago, my friends and I decided to spend the afternoon with the furry little babies at Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe in Quezon City. This was my first time to visit a dog cafe, so I had a lot of high expectations. I checked out Barkin’ Blends’ website first so that I have an idea of what to expect: expenses, the dogs that I will meet, etc. Here’s a sneak peek of my afternoon at Barkin’ Blends:

WHAT: Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe

WHERE: 91 Rosa Alvero St...

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5 Pastel Pink Sneakers for Pastel Lovers

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Heads up, sneaker heads! Pastel pink is the trending color for trainers and sneakers of every material. Be it leather or canvas, the blushed pink fever is making these pairs fly off the shelves. These sneakers have converted me from the wedges and heels-lovin’ girl that I am to someone who would opt for her sneakers for work! I have been on the lookout for the best sneakers and trainers in this unapologetic nude shade, and here are the best ones I’ve seen so far:

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1. Bershka Leather Sneakers (...

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2016 In Review

While most people spend their time meditating and planning during the last few days of the year as a form of reflection, I choose to write my year-end essay. It’s something I always look forward to before the year ends, to help me remember the good things that happened as the year comes to an end, and start the new year with gratitude and positivity in my heart.

Some of the highlights of my year were spent with teammates, people I consider friends now...

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COSPLAY: Team Valor’s Candela from Pokémon Go

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Will be spending the rest of the holiday season trying to finish all the blogging backlogs I have! Wish me luck!

Back in October, our company had our quarterly townhall and decided to make Pokemon as the theme of the event. Now I wasn’t really a big fan of Pokemon, and while I did spend a few months playing Pokemon Go, it quickly lost its magic on me. However, I did want to participate for my team...

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