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When I get sad, I feel really sad.

Kristel Ann Cruz and the Series of Disappointing Events
I am stressed, tired, and tired of being stressed. I am exhausted.
This hasn't been a good day. Nay, this hasn't been a good month.
...But the thing about bad days, they make you look forward to days when everything works exactly how t…

Divergent? More like Disappointment.

Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy popped up several times when I was looking for a new series to immerse myself in so I figured I'd add it to my never ending and infinitely growing to-read list. Because the movie adaptation of the first book in the trilogy will be shown on March 21 already…

The buzz about The Body Shop's Honeymania Collection

Have I ever told you I like honey? No? Well then I'm telling you now. My aunt's sister-in-law lives in Palawan and she regularly sends us bottles of honey. It's an excellent natural home remedy for respiratory problems and I like taking one teaspoon every night. Excellent for home-made…

International Book Giving Day 2014

"She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live." - Annie Dillard
So apparently, February 14 was also International Book Giving Day. I am embarrassed to admit I didn't learn about this sooner even though I am online almost all day every day due to the nature of my work. …

I wish we won't lose sight of what's important.

"There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it."

In one of the most quotable movies in our generation/ one of the best movies to have shaped our pop culture, Mean Girls, Janis Ian tells this …

Almost Millionaire

I don't exactly remember how our conversation veered into this topic, but just last week my friend/ officemate Rica and I were talking about what we will do in case we win the lottery. My answer on impulse (and I know that this is horrible of me LOL) was that I will buy Nate Ruess (vocalist of…

Krissyfied X Cream Silk: 30th Anniversary Giveaway!

My earliest memory of being aware about the "magical power" of conditioners to smoothen tresses was when I was about eight or nine. My mother suggested I use the brand new bottle of Cream Silk in the bathroom, and my hair care ritual has never been the same since. These days, I shampoo e…

Everything is awesome!

My Barbies, dollhouse, and play kitchen were my favorite playthings when I was young, but I also snuck into my brother's toy chest lots of times to play with his Lego sets. I didn't care that they were meant to be played with by boys - I had a great time constructing many different houses …

So this was Valentine's

A month ago I came across a post by Miss Pam Pastor on Facebook asking for respondents to a survey about love in the digital age. Well, I'm a sucker for surveys (and romance, heh) so I messaged her about taking part in it. The results came out as a special Valentine's Day feature by the Su…

Adulthood and stuff with Hyperbole and a Half

I can spend the whole day in front of my computer just surfing the Internet. The world wide web is a treasure trove of information waiting to be explored, and every corner offers a new piece of information I wouldn't have had any other way of learning. At any given time on weekends I'd hav…

Makeup to Wakeup with Pixi

I love how more and more retail brands have reached the Philippine shores and found their homes here, giving more choices for us Filipinas without having to resort to exorbitant shipping/ customs fees and the long and exasperating wait.

One of the newest beauty brands that have become available to…

Lang Leav in Manila

Workweeks always leave me feeling exhausted so if I can help it, I prefer spending my Saturdays sleeping in and curling up on the couch with a good book the whole day. I haven't been able to do that for two consecutive weeks now though as last week was spent in Babatnin with my dear friends/ f…