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Looking Back at 2015

I love spending the last few hours of the year trying to remember the highlights, the low moments, and the lessons learned from everything I’ve been through. Compared to the other years, I don’t think there were any major changes in my life this year. I kinda kept it stable and put more effort into keeping my life and myself together. If I had to list down the many lessons I’ve learned in 2015, I can narrow them down to these top 10:

1. People will have their own reasons to hate you or dislike...

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Pack List: Ten Travel Essentials for a Holiday Getaway

The holidays are just around the corner, and pretty soon, we’ll be on our way to our long-planned vacations. I am sure you are as excited as me to find escape from the daily grind, even for two weeks of Christmas vacay at the most! However, some of us have to overcome the biggest hurdle of travelling: packing! I personally hate packing because I am very paranoid that I might leave something important behind, or that I might bring the wrong skirt to pair with my shoes...

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Taking Gifting to the Next Level

T’was the night before the deadline of SM Supermalls’ Merry SM Christmas blogger contest, and I still didn’t have an entry. It was taking me way too long to organize my thoughts that I even considered giving up entirely.

So there I was, ready to call it a night and throw in the towel. As I lay in my bed, I wondered exactly how it was possible that three simple questions could prove to be so hard for me to answer:

  • What is your Christmas wish list for yourself?
  • What are your Christmas gi...
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OOTD: Making It Happen

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As you can tell from my previous posts here and on my social media pages, I’m currently participating in Maybelline’s #MakeItHappen contest, wherein a trip to nothing less than the prestigious New York Fashion Week with Georgina Wilson is at stake...

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The Minions Have Taken Over McDonald’s! + Complete Minions Collection Giveaway

The Minions have officially taken McDonald’s, and the world, by storm!

With the release of the much-awaited Minions film, McDonald’s brings us an experience that will truly make us go bananas! If you haven’t yet, come visit McDonald’s for the new Minions Happy Meal Toys – a collection of ten unique collectibles to choose from. The Minions-themed desserts are also perfect for pairing with the classic snacks and meals to share with your friends...

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How To Be A Better Version of Yourself: 5 Tips For Young Adults

Skinwhite Captivate Council during the celebration of the recently concluded #BetterMe campaign. Want to know what these girls learned during their four-month journey? Read on.

Leading and pioneer whitening brand Skinwhite has not only been empowering women with their products, but has also been helping them with the support they need in order to realize a better version of themselves...

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HANA’s Birthday Wishlist 2015!

I’ll be celebrating my birthday in a few weeks! I thought I’d put together a list of things I wanted to reward myself with for reaching the quarter-life milestone. I’ve been pretty hardworking lately, so I think I deserve to at least get myself one of these!

1. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour & Sculpting Highlight

It’s no secret that I have chubby cheeks! A little help pushing them up with the new Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour would help me conquer my dysmorphic body image by...

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Baguio City Activities and Destinations Under 500 Pesos

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Enjoy many of Baguio’s exclusive offers and attractions for under 500 Pesos. Here’s how.

The summer’s almost over! But you can’t let it end without a last hurrah at the Summer Capital of the Philippines up north. And if you’re strapped for cash, then you’re in luck, because I’ve compiled a list of activities under 500 Pesos that you and your friends can add to you must-do list when in Baguio.

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Strawberry Farm at La Trinidad, Baguio

1. Go strawberry picking at La Trinidad’s Strawberry Farm

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[Review] Azalea Residences Baguio (Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City)

Azalea Residences Baguio provides a sanctuary for any season and any occasion. Read about my weekend retreat to the summer capital of the Philippines and my three-day stay at Azalea Residence Baguio’s vacation suite.

Everyone’s flocking to Baguio this season! The promise of a comfortable retreat from humid Manila is just to hard to resist, especially with the summer heat spiking close to 40 every so often...

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Keeping things Pinteresting with Pinterest!

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Pinterest has been a huge part of my content curation, not only for my day job as a social media manager for countless brands, but also for fueling my creative juices. I have been avidly pinning and repinning content since early 2014, and have been fostering this addiction since. For those who have not yet been acquainted with the platform, Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas.

The awesome thing about Pinterest is that you can easily pin thing...

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