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How I Lost Weight Without Exercise

Disclaimer: I’m not going to go as far as saying that these practices are healthy. I’m just narrating the story of how I managed to lose weight in the past couple of months.

Let me tell you a short story of how I gained weight. Short story: a full-time job happened. Stress happened, and I compensated with overeating. Last year, I was extremely unhappy with how I look because of the extra pounds I gained over my first year at my then-new job...

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5 Takeaways from Taste The Legend Tour with Carlos Celdran and Lido Cocina Tsina

Did you know that Binondo is the world’s oldest Chinatown? I used to frequent Binondo back when I was still staying in Manila, and it was only two weeks ago that I realized I know very little about its origin! Two weeks ago, I went on a walking tour with other blogger friends and friends from the media to explore Binondo with no other than Filipino tour guide and performing artist, Carlos Celdran...

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How to be a #SelfieExpert

how to take the perfect selfie

The word “selfie” won as Oxford’s Word of the Year in 2013, but the addiction to taking GPOYs (Gratuitous Photos Of Yourself) started way, waaaay back in the early 2000s. The love for selfies started with the rise of the digicam and the increasing popularity of social sharing websites, such as Friendster and Multiply. As smartphones replaced digicams and became the default extension of most people’s dominant arms, we saw selfies more frequently on our online feeds...

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30 Motivational Quotes from Kick-Ass Lady Bosses

If there’s one thing people always get wrong about being a boss, it’s that it’s a glamorous position. I can tell you for a fact that it’s not. Being the leader means sticking your neck out for your team and your company, and doing the heavy lifting and jumping into the mud when everyone else is just rolling their sleeves up and getting ready to get dirty. It’s a position that comes with a lot of risks, but the rewards are equally plenty...

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Less is More: Holiday Style

In life, there are very few aspects of living that doesn’t apply to the age-old mantra that less is more (and for things that you can count, fewer is better). When it comes to makeup, words, or creativity, the said rule applies with few exceptions; and even with the case of holidays, a season of extravagance and overdoing many things in the name of festivities and generosity, this saying still rings true...

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8 Things to do in Manila at Night (that doesn’t involve getting wasted)

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When you hear the words “Manila nightlife,” the first thing that comes to mind, unfortunately, are the clubs and bars of Manila. If you don’t enjoy gulping down one glass of alcohol after another only to get wasted and wake up with a terrible hangover, then this “nightlife” isn’t the one you want to go for. Good news is that there are many other things you can do in Manila at night aside from drink until you’re piss drunk...

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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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