Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mt. Fuji, Japan (Ensoleille Excursion Ship and Kachi-Kachi Ropeway)

Top: Landmark | Pinafore: thrifted | Socks: H&M
Sneakers and Pins: Stradivarius | Bag: from mom

There are three ways on how you can get the best view of Mt Fuji: 1.) Ensoleille Excursion Cruise; 2.) Kachi Kachi Ropeway; and, 3.) through the Shinkansen. We did all but fail to see the beauty of Mt Fuji. We were disappointed. Nonetheless, this Japan trip was fun and tiring (as usual) and I got to experience new things.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Why You Need To Be Alone Sometimes

 Dress: Jill Stuart | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Furla
Choker: Landmark | Watch: Swatch

To be alone does not mean you are a loner. To be alone does not mean you are anti-social. To be alone does not mean you are depressed. Sometimes to be alone means to be independent. To be alone means to be confident and comfortable in your own self. To be alone means to learn.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 Natural Beauty Hacks You Should Try

When all else fails I resort to our kitchen and whip up a magic potion for my beauty concern. Sometimes these kitchen-based ingredients work even better than store-bought chemically-formulated ones. It is a wonder how nature works and how its products can address my beauty concerns. I am glad I can count on nature and our kitchen to help me look and feel beautiful.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mt. Fuji, Japan (Kawaguchiko Herb Hall)


Summer for me has always been equivalent to sunny days and warm weather. Little did I know summer in other parts of the world could be cloudy, cool and windy. I am referring to Tokyo. As I was planning this trip I envisaged the days to be bright and warm. I prepared light and breezy ensembles perfect for my vision of summer weather. But when we got to Tokyo I was wrong. It wasn’t cold but it was cool (around 22-25 degrees C). It wasn’t gloomy but it was cloudy. Thus, Mt Fuji decided to hide behind the clouds. I had imagined myself to be one of the lucky few who were able to see its majestic beauty but I was wrong. It did not show itself and I left feeling like I was robbed of a huge opportunity. I was hurt.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Random Musings Vol. 1

Dress: from Japan | Pin: Alice on Wednesday | Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Furla | Watch: Swatch
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Gel Coral

My head is a space full of random mundane musings. This is the first of this series because what else is the purpose of this blog than to absorb all my ponderings, right? And because I can’t think of any topic to write about for this week.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Everyday Makeup Routine

I don't wear makeup on a daily basis but when I do I have a set of products and routine that I live by. I will do some add-on's here and there sometimes especially when I have a special occasion to attend but on days when I wear makeup, I have a simple routine and use just a few products. These products and routine have never failed me and they give me the finish and look that I want and is appropriate for the day's activity (which is mostly work, work, and work). 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How to Get a Japan Tourist Visa for Filipinos (With No Guarantor in Japan)

Japan has always been my dream destination so when Cebu Pacific introduced their Piso Fare promos I just couldn't help it. I had to book that flight to the land of my dreams! But after booking, I realized "holy sh*t! I need a visa!" Ideally, you don't book a flight for countries with visa requirement. But in my opinion, it helps. It might go to waste in some instances but generally I believe it helps. So, go, book that piso fare trip to Japan and follow the steps below on how you can get a tourist visa to Japan (please note that these are for people going without a guarantor in Japan. A guarantor is someone who lives in Japan and invited you to visit).