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Holiday hauls

A blink and a sigh, and it's the last day of November! Can you believe it? Christmas is almost here!

The best thing about having a job is having the means to pay for my everyday necessities and little treats for myself every now and then. I still love rewarding myself by splurging a little whe…

Bloggers United Strikes Eight!

Hold your horses, the eighth installment of the Bloggers United Bazaar is here!

We’re leveling up this Bloggers United 8! Come join us and find not just your favorite bloggers' pre-loved clothes but also other items like gadgets and other unique finds! It's OLX in real life! ;)
The biggest …

We need to talk about The Daykeeper

It's that time of the year again when we pause and wonder where the months flew by. In just a few weeks, we'd have to get used to writing down a completely different year when we note the date. Yep, it's that time of the year again when people are in the market for a new planner.
I'…

The Gift of Time

It has been almost a month since my Kuya left us but we still haven't fully recovered. Personally, I have accepted that he's gone and will never come back, but I know our Christmases, New Years, and family gatherings will never be the same.

There are mornings I wake up and feel perfectly f…

Are you excited to see Mockingjay Part 1?

You should be.
I just came home from AXN Philippines' block screening of Mockingjay Part 1 and like the first two movies in the trilogy, I just. Can't. Contain. Myself!

The books are written in Katniss' point of view, and since she spends a good part of the last book suffering from Post…

New look for krissyfied dot com

Hello! Did you notice anything different around here?
If you're visiting for the first time and thus have no point of comparison, hello and welcome! But if you have been coming here for quite a while now, you might have noticed the new layout. (If you're reading through a feed reader, kind…

About asking

When I was a little girl, I was wildly curious about everything. I was that annoying kid who has an incessant and endless barrage of questions about things, how they work, and why. I wanted to know everything. But as I grew up, I became more reserved and retreated more into my shell. I was still w…

Scratching the itch (to make)

I am happiest when I make. Weaving words is still my favorite medium of self-expression, but no matter what I'm making – prose or poetry or crafts (my 28th How I Met Your Mother-themed birthday party made use of a lot of props I DIY'd) – I'm always in the zone when I'm making somet…

My happy places

I am naturally wired to be happy - or at least always strive to be happy - so when things get a little bit crazy crazier than usual, I turn to my fool-proof happy places.
I'm lucky because I've always been in the vicinity of bookstores. The first time I read The Fault in Our Stars was on a…

How old are you?

I'm not gonna lie. Getting surprised reactions from people who didn't know how old I am makes my heart sing. ♥ That doesn't mean I'm ashamed of my age, of course. I'm just saying it's nice to receive compliments that I look younger for my age.
New year blues I get, but neve…

My worst heartbreak, magnified more than twenty thousand times.

What was it like to lose my Uncle Karl, who's one of my favorite persons in the world?

Like my worst heartbreak, magnified more than twenty thousand times.
We buried Kuya yesterday. I couldn't go to work last Monday but couldn't miss going to the office for the rest of the week, so afte…