24 August 2015

Currently Vol. 34

24 August 2015
I was supposed to write a long post after I saw Inside Out twice this weekend (on Friday with Miah, and then on Saturday with my sister Kyla and friend Mich courtesy of Modworld Production Popcorn Club - THANK YOU!), but words have been evading me lately, so instead I'll just scribble a few words here and then hope I can justify the movie more this week. Let it be said that whilst I didn't really appreciate the movie that much when I first saw it, it grew on me and now I think it's one of my top three favorite Disney-Pixar films ever! 

Of the five emotions, Sadness is my favorite. I mean, with her super cute gloomy puppy dog eyes and downtrodden disposition, how could you not pick her?

I am Sadness
in watercolor
She perfectly matches my current disposition as well as I have been feeling a little bit weepy lately.

Here is a list of things that made me cry this week:
  • All the heartbreaking scenes in Inside Out
  • Seeing The Little Prince trailer on the big screen
  • The rollercoaster of emotions featuring Worry about my Dad still being in the hospital, then Jubilance that he is well enough to be released already, and then Sadness plus a sprinkling of Worry again because his release got delayed as we didn't have enough money to pay the hospital bills. It has been sorted out now and he's now here at home, recovering.
  • Pressure from work. This is easy enough to handle, but sometimes when it gets coupled with other things it just gets too much for me.
  • Crippling feelings of self-doubt and the feeling that I am not enough
  • Hearing my officemates say nice things about me earlier today

I think I need a cleanse. If other people do juice cleanse, I cleanse via tearjerker books or movies. I find that unloading feelings through shedding tears is one of the most effective ways to make myself feel and breathe better, so I do this every time I feel my chest getting heavier with pent-up stress and unreleased emotions. My go-to tearjerker used to be The Notebook (both the book and the movie) but now I think I have to update and upgrade my preferred emotion poison.

Here is this week's Currently!


Nothing. My morning commutes are now dedicated to stealing at least half an hour-naps before we get to Makati while my nights are dedicated to other pursuits, like procrastinating for StrangeLit. The only bookish reprieve I got is getting these:

My Archie #1 came from Miah, while I got Archie #2 for myself
We started a mini tradition of reading new issues together ♥
My still-untitled StrangeLit piece.

Would you like to receive a sneak peek to my story's first three pages? Make sure to subscribe to my Tiny Letter then as I'll be sending it within the week.

Carly Rae Jepsen's Run Away With Me again and again. And again. ♥

Of and bothered by a lot of things. My mind gets too noisy sometimes.

A myriad of emotions brought about by many different things.

To finish ny StrangeLit story soon!

To finish ny StrangeLit story soon! Stop procrastinating, self!

I unlock the secret to writing without procrastinating.

I hope you are all well, my friends! By the way, you might want to join my Shakey's Time giveaway! Go here to know how. That's it. Take care of your hearts. ♥

20 August 2015

Pay what you want at Recession Coffee by Digital Walker

20 August 2015
How much are you willing to pay for your coffee? If you are based in Manila and have at least a moderate interest in gadgets and accessories, I'm sure you're familiar with Digital Walker and their wide assortment of noteworthy music headgear, portable speakers, gizmo guards, and a few cult-loved gadgets. Well, tech-savvy peeps would be glad to know that they brought a new twist to how we normally enjoy our gadgets and tinkering with accessories: Recession Coffee by Digital Walker is the first pay-what-you-want café in Manila, and I'm sure it will be a hit not only with techies but also among coffee enthusiasts and even casual coffee-lovers here.

Located at the third floor of Eastwood Mall, its Pay-What-You-Want concept challenges coffee aficionados to show their love for coffee by giving them the freedom to pay as much as they want for a cup.

Recession Coffee is located inside Digital Walker so you can enjoy your coffee while browsing the shelves for your next speaker or earphones or even phone cases. The place is excellent for hanging out with friends in, too, due to the store's fun vibe.

The café collaborated with the the EDSA beverage design group to come up with a variety of drinks that their patrons would gladly part with their money for. Where else have you heard “Dark Matter Theory” to describe espressos? Cool beans, yes? (Yes, pun intended.) Meanwhile, those who prefer pour over coffee can choose among Panama Carmen Estate (taste notes: candied fruit sweetness, rasins, apple, and sweet plum), Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Suke Quto (taste notes: sampaguita aroma, grape fruit acidity, black tea, orange zest tang, long toffee finish), and Kenya Wakulim (taste notes: cherry, lime, honey, muscovado sugar) grinds.

You can also pair your choice of poison with a host of colorful, delectable confectionery offerings by Chef Miko Aspiras. I was able to try all of them (don't ask me how or why, heh) and my favorite is this:

Honey Ombre Cake
Layers of golden butter cake in between cream cheese and honey frosting
I love that it's light and dainty and not too sweet. I love the bright cheery color, too!
Of course, no one should leave a Digital Walker branch without at least trying on the products on display!

We had a launch with bloggers earlier today, and it was a fun afternoon filled with coffee, pastries, gadgets, and chika! We also had a mini contest where we asked the guests to take flatlays!

Jonel is not to be messed with
Which was worth it because...

He's one of the three winners of the Instagram contest together with Phya and Michael!
Here is Jonel's winning photo:

A photo posted by Jon Uy (@joneluy) on

A few more photos!

With Kisty and Ava
Bestie and Michael
With Paul
HUGE thanks to everyone who came despite the rain!
Admittedly, I am not a coffee connoisseur but I do appreciate good things. Having said that and having tasted Recession Coffee's offerings, I personally believe it would be quite unfair to pay less than P100 for a cup.

( ^-^)_旦””

Visit the first branch of Recession Coffee by Digital Walker from the hours of 11am to 10pm at the 3rd floor of Eastwood Mall, 1880 Eastwood Building, Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City, Quezon City. For live updates, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and track them with hashtags #digitalwalker and #recessioncoffee.

17 August 2015

Currently Vol. 33

17 August 2015
Last week I celebrated my third anniversary with ARC Public Relations, Inc., and I guess there's nothing much to say that I haven't said before except that there's something new to learn every day, and every day I am thankful.

Thankful for my officemates, thankful for everyone I have encountered and worked with, thankful for all the learnings, and thankful for the Chinese feast we had that day, hee. Indeed, this is one of the best mistakes I have ever made!


The Philippine Graphic/ Fiction Awards Prose Anthology. I don't have as much time for reading as I had before, and whereas I used to read in the van on my way to work, I just use that pocket of time for a quick nap before I begin another long day.

My still-untitled #StrangeLit piece. I sent what I have written so far (essentially a fifth of the story, heh) to my beta readers last night, and now I'm waiting for their comments.

The rain and the beat of my heart.

Of how sleepy and tired I feel and how nice it would feel to sink into my pillows later.

Exhausted because of work + worrying for my Dad who is still in the hospital until now.

This crystal growing kit I got for myself and Miah last week.

I am such a sucker for science experiments, heh. We're now in a competition to see who could grow the better crystal, and I will win. MUWAHAHAHA.

Rest. Sweet, sweet rest.

Rest. Sweet, sweet rest.

That my Dad recovers and heals soon so that he could already come home from the hospital. I miss having my parents here at home.

I hope you are all well, my friends! By the way, you might want to join my Shakey's Time giveaway! Go here to know how. That's it. Take care of your hearts. ♥

16 August 2015

It's Shakey's Time and I'm giving away Shakey's Monster Meal Deal GCs!

16 August 2015
Ask anyone who knows me in person and they'll all agree when I say I get the craziest cravings. (っ˘ڡ˘ς) There's no logic or rhyme when it comes to the range of food I look for; all I know is that when I look for something, I most absolutely have to have it, lest I go like this:


And so it gives me great joy when my favorite food places make following our cravings a lot more convenient! Case in point: Shakey's has made it easier for us to get our Shakey's fix anytime, anywhere! With the new innovations that my favorite pizza places has cooked up, it's Shakey's Time, All the Time!

What is your favorite food item off Shakey's menu? Is it their mouth-watering Thin Crust Pizzas? Their most loved Chicken 'n' Mojos? Their Pasta? Or their desserts? As for me, give me a basket of Chicken 'n' Mojos, at least three slices of Angus Steakhouse Pizza, their Seafood Marinara Pasta, and a pitcher of their iced tea and I'll be ECSTATIC. It's good to know that I can get hold of these even without going to the nearest Shakey's store. All I have to do is dial 77-777 OR order online thru www.shakeyspizza.ph using a computer or their mobile site OR tap a few buttons on the Shakey's mobile app, free to download from the Play Store and the App Store! Now I'm ready to create Good Times and Great Memories with my food buddies anytime, anywhere!

And because Shakey's is feeling generous especially now that it's on its 40th year, I am holding a fun giveaway where you can win a gift certificate for a Shakey's Monster Meal Deal! Let us how far your creativity will go for the sake of pizza. (^_~)

1. Like and Follow Shakey’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
2. Download the Shakey’s Mobile App on your mobile phone so you can have your Shakey’s pizza anytime, anywhere!
3. Follow Krissyfied on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
4. Post a creative photo of yourself on Instagram of where you dream of eating your Shakey’s pizza. Be as original as possible! Upload this photo on Instagram with the hashtags #ShakeysTime and #ShakeysTimeXKrissyfied AND the caption “I dream of eating my Shakey’s at ___________ with ___________.”

Got it? Here are some samples!

I dream of eating my Shakey’s in a space ship while travelling out of space with nothing but the twinkling of stars as company. #ShakeysTime #ShakeysTimeXKrissyfied
I dream of eating my Shakey’s while televised on national and foreign news with a beam of pride in my eyes. #ShakeysTime #ShakeysTimeXKrissyfied
Fun, right? This contest is open for everyone living in the Philippines so go get your creative thinking caps on and upload your photos! I will be choosing the best one on September 6! Good luck!

╰། ❛ ڡ ❛ །╯

11 August 2015

Robinsons Beauty Fair August 2015: Passport to Beauty

11 August 2015
Ladies, it's Beauty Fair season in Robinsons Department Store again! Time to hoard and stock up on your favorite beauty products and personal care essentials!

Expect huge savings and lots of freebies when you shop! Here are some of the exciting deals and discounts you can enjoy when shopping at Robinsons Department Store branches nationwide:

FREE navy blue sling bag for every purchase of Dove products inclusive of Dove Hair Oxygen Nourishment
FREE pink cellphone pouch for every P250 worth of Eskinol, Vaseline and Block & White lotion
FREE grey sling bag when you buy P450 worth of any Ponds Flawless White items inclusive of Ponds Dewy Rose, and a chance to win a Michael Kors wallet
FREE white scarf bag when you buy P800 worth of Ponds Age Miracle and BB Cream 25g plus a chance to win 1 of 3 Michael Kors watches
FREE white and pink cosmetics pouch for every P250 worth of Creamsilk products
FREE black weekender bag for every P750 worth of Tresemme products
FREE brown sling bag for every P300 worth of Unilever Men’s (Axe, Master, Vaseline Men, Ponds Men) personal care products and a chance to win 1 of 3 Nike Gym bags
FREE checked toiletry pouch when you buy 2 roll-ons or 1 aerosol deodorant inclusive of Rexona Invisible Dry

FREE Myra hand & body lotion 50ml for every Myra hand & body lotion 200ml
FREE pH Care 30ml for every purchase of Myra hand & body lotion 100ml
FREE Myra VitaWhite facial moisturizer 6ml for every purchase of Myra hand & body lotion 50ml
FREE 2 Myra VitaWhite facial moisturizer 6ml for every Myra VitaWhite facial moisturizer 50ml
30% off on Myra face powder

10% off on L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation
10% off on L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Reds Lipstick
15% off on L’Oreal Paris Quad Eyeshadow
P100 off on all Casting hair products
P100 off on all Excellence hair products
25% off on Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream and
Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream Mask, plus
10% off for Robinsons Rewards Card members

P199 only for 2 Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief 75ml toothpaste
P149 only for 2 Colgate Optic White toothpaste 100g
P149 only for 2 Colgate Plax Ice Mouthwash 250ml

30% off on Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick on August 1, 2, 14-16, 28-31

FREE Kojie San Lightening soap 65g for every P199 worth of select Kojie San products

FREE Celeteque pouch for every Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash 250ml

FREE pouch for every Vitress 30ml
FREE coloring cape for every Kolours hair products
FREE cotton for every Extract facial cleanser 135ml

10% off on Maybelline All in One and Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara for Robinsons Rewards Card members 10% off on selected Maybelline products
P50 off on BB Cream, BB White and BB Stick
P50 off Color Show Lipsticks for every purchase of BB Silk
P15 off on select Baby Lips
Swap and Save exchange your old compact and get White Super Fresh primary two-way cake for P199

FREE SkinWhite Hydrating Soap with Lycopene 90g for every SkinWhite Classic SPF10 whitening lotion refill
FREE SkinWhite Hydrating Soap with Lycopene 90g for every SkinWhite Power Whitening SPF20 whitening lotion 200ml
FREE SkinWhite Hydrating Soap with Lycopene 90g for every SkinWhite classic SPF10 whitening lotion with pump 350ml
FREE SkinWhite Power Whitening face cream 75ml for every SkinWhite Classic face cream 20g

50% off on second purchase of select Olay Regenerist products of Robinsons Rewards Card members
FREE 2 Pantene Conditioner 40ml for every Pantene Shampoo
FREE toothbrush holder for every Oral B Ultra Thin
FREE luxury pouch for a minimum P1,000 worth Olay Regenerist and White Radiance
Price decrease on Safeguard multi-packs

See? There's A LOT TO LOVE! Robinsons Beauty Fair happens the whole month of August at all Robinsons Department Stores nationwide so take advantage of these deals and discounts now!

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