Articles, Writing

On Writing Late in Life

{Writing} On WritingLate in Life Do late bloomers have a chance of success in the extremely competitive world of writing and publishing?More and more writers these days are sprouting everywhere, dishing out their books to the world. Some are represented by agents of traditional publishers, some are self-published via digital distribution platforms. It seems the… Continue reading On Writing Late in Life

Articles, Product Reviews, Reviews

Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip and Cheek Tint

{Product Review} Vice Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Tint This unassuming liquid in a bottle turned out to be a lovely surprise.I am not a fan of Vice Ganda. For those who don't know it yet, Vice Ganda (a Filipino term which is "beautiful vice" in English translation), is Jose Marie Borja Viceral in real life. He is… Continue reading Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip and Cheek Tint

Articles, Product Reviews, Reviews

Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist

product review ALTHEA stay fresh Body mist This light cologne smells elegant and feminine. Great for every day use.According to their website, Althea is the first e-commerce company to have sourcing capabilities based in Korea and all customer-interfacing localised. Aside from authentic Korean products, it also created its own brand of beauty cosmetics. One such… Continue reading Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist

Articles, DIY Projects, Organizing

DIY Leather Bookmarks

{DIY Projects} Leather Bookmarks Creating beautiful things out of (almost) junk Admittedly---and unashamedly---I'm a frugal artist and crafter. I seldom buy new materials. Of course, it's totally okay to buy crafting materials and supplies---and there's a whole lot of them, either locally and internationally.  Powered by Creative Market But I like to make do with what… Continue reading DIY Leather Bookmarks

Articles, Travel

Kasa Luntian: Homey but Classy

{Travel} Kasa Luntian : Homey but Classy Tagaytay had always been our go-to place whenever our family needs a quick getaway. Lately, many condominiums and hotels have sprung there to offer temporary overnight (or a few nights) accommodation for visitors. We have tried a number of them. But Kasa Luntian was, well, something else. Last… Continue reading Kasa Luntian: Homey but Classy

Articles, Book Reviews, Reading, Reviews

Review: CIRCE

{Book Review} CIRCE Reading Circe by Madeline Miller is like going back to the halls of my high school, circa 80’s. Get it on Apple Books I have been fascinated by Greek mythology ever since I was introduced to the Iliad and the Odyssey during high school. The world of the gods, goddesses, heroes and… Continue reading Review: CIRCE

Articles, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic

review isn't it romantic Get it on iTunes Rebel Wilson proves she can hold her own as she lands a starring role in this feel good, hilariously funny romcom. You definitely need to watch Isn't It Romantic! It's a fun, laugh-out-loud romantic musical comedy about loving oneself, appreciating others, and finding your true love living… Continue reading Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic

Articles, Book Reviews, Reviews, Short Stories

Review: Premium Harmony

review premium harmony A short story by Stephen King published in The New Yorker. Stephen King is not the King for nothing. Although his style in this story is a bit different from his other works, it just proves he’s a versatile writer who can spin words and emotions in many different ways. This tale… Continue reading Review: Premium Harmony

Articles, Kitchen Adventures

Shortcut Baking

(This post contains affiliate links. You can find my disclosure at the end of this post.) Baking is a worthwhile domestic activity which brings joy (hi there, Marie Kondo!) to one's self. But if you're like me, living in a tropical country like the Philippines, it can be a harrowing experience. My kitchen is small… Continue reading Shortcut Baking

#28Letters Writing Challenge, Articles, Writing, Writing Challenge

Day 9 #28Letters – WHO’S BAD?

“Mommy, are all people bad?” “No, sweetie. Please don’t ever think that. Not all people are bad. Many are good and kind, caring for others like us.” Sighing, she scratched her tummy. “Only a handful of them are bad. They’re those who are only happy when they’d inflicted harm on others. Do you understand that?”… Continue reading Day 9 #28Letters – WHO’S BAD?