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2014: The Year of Discovery

2014 was a big year for me. I don't think any other year has served me with as hefty servings of ups and downs as this year's, and I don't know if it's just because I'm all grown-up(?) now that I've gotten a clearer understanding of these things. 
This is the year I: finish…

Almost 2015

I'm still feeling the blues but I am mostly a positive person so I am automatically inclined to find ways to cheer myself up; I can't avoid this, this is ingrained on my DNA. Heh. In an attempt to get out of my slump, I decided to stay over at my aunt's house for three days to spend ti…

"Doesn't hurt enough yet."

One of the kindest things anyone can do is to give something without expecting anything in return, save for a request to "pay it forward." Last week, I received a hardbound copy of Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help from a kind soul.…

Of choices, possibilities, and second chances

Wherever you are in the world today, I hope you had a lovely Christmas with the people you hold most dear. ♥
There must be something in the water air because I know it's just not me - everyone gets reflective as the year draws to a close. As I get ready to say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015 (…

Rainy Christmas eve

Hello, how's everyone?

It has been a hazy blur of work, shopping for gifts, Christmas dinners, get-togethers, Christmas rush-related traffic jams, wrapping gifts, crafting, painting, and sending out gifts.

December is always the busiest time of the year, but this month really did me in. Neverth…

LAZADA 12.12 Online Revolution

Can you guys believe how horrendous traffic has been lately? Going to and from work used to take me just a little over an hour, but now we have to waste at least two hours on the road - and that's not counting the time we have to allocate for the traffic going home! Crazy. This poses a problem…

Krissyfied Holiday Gift Guide: Sisters and Girl Friends

Hello, you beautiful thing.

Yesterday I gave you some suggestions for gifts for your younger siblings, nieces and nephews, and godchildren. Today, I'll give you recommendations for things that I think will make great gifts for your sisters and girl friends.
Books
Books are my go-to gift suggestio…

Krissyfied Holiday Gift Guide: Babies and Kids

Year after year, I always say I'm going to make my list and shop for Christmas presents in advance to avoid the holiday rush but I never learn. In this mini blog series I'm aiming to finish this week, I'm sharing gift guides for the special people in your life. I made sure that the ite…

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sample Room!

Shipping out more than 20,000 samples in a span of just two years is no mean feat, but Sample Room was able to achieve it! And I am so excited because not only are they coming up with more varied beauty and wellness samples, I am also now part of the family!

On the first half of the year I joined …

Well done, Internet.

I love the Internet and the idea that it has made the world smaller and us closer, but sometimes there are things that make me want to turn my laptop off and not open it again anytime soon. Tumblr-speak like "feels", "childhood ruined" (is your childhood that inconsequential th…

Le fringe

So it has been almost three months since I stepped inside a salon and I've been feeling restless. I was bored with my hair and I needed change. I love my haircut and apart from the roots, my hair color has remained as vibrant as ever (thank you, JuRo Salon Exclusif!) so I didn't want to do…