In my past life, I could have been an architect. I am always compelled and awed by architecture and even houses that are out of the ordinary (meaning houses that don't look anything like the houses in Manila) make my heart flutter and my eyes sparkle. In particular, there is something amazing and breathtaking about Asian architecture that visiting temples, shrines, palaces and castles whenever I go to an Asian country is mandatory - no if's, no but's. I need to visit at least one.
Fashion need not be expensive - or so I thought. I used to think that spending more than a thousand pesos for clothes and bags is ridiculous. I would smirk at people who uselessly spend a lot of money on such items just because it has a brand. That is until I decided to give it a try. And now there is no turning back. While I still think it is ridiculous to spend so much money on designer clothes, bags on the other hand are a different think. The soft texture of leather and the crisp smell make me fall for them every time. Even when I tell myself no, as a self-confessed low EQ person, I could not resist.
This post is just to let everyone know that I am going on vacation starting this evening and will not be able to update this blog for 2 weeks. I tried to write articles and do scheduled posts because I will be going on vacation for a long time but it was difficult! Believe me, I tried. I did not want to leave this blog unattended for 2 weeks but I was busy at work and couldn't get my mind to write any sensible articles worth your time. So I decided to just take a rest and let everyone know I am on vacation. I will respond to all comments and email upon my return. I will surely miss reading your comments but I just had to go on vacation. Stress is killing me lately and I badly need this respite. If you are interested in knowing where I will be going, you can follow me on Instagram (@pinklemonjenn) or on Twitter (@pinklemonjenn).
With the popularity of Korean cosmetics these days, it is no wonder that many people would want to join the bandwagon. However, newbies would feel overwhelmed. The selection is as vast as the Pacific Ocean and the brands as many as the visible pores on my face (meaning A LOT!). I started out early in the game which is why I am able to catch up on the ever-changing trends in Korean cosmetics. Though I admit that there are so many brands out there nowadays that I haven't even heard of before, but as someone who has been following the industry for quite some time, I can say I have an understanding on what works and what don't. So, for the newbies out there or for anyone who is curious about Korean cosmetics, here are 7 products that you should try (and yes, I recycle my pictures because I have nothing better to show you).
I was super excited to visit the Imperial Palace. I haven't read much before our trip to Tokyo so I didn't know really what to expect when we visited. I was thinking finally I will be able to see a real palace/castle (I was disappointed with Osaka Castle and Nagoya Castle was okay). Surprisingly, the Imperial Palace is not open to the public. You will only get to see it from afar. I guess it's because the emperor and empress of Japan are living here? The garden is open to the public though and is free entrance. Worth visiting during other seasons because of the blooms and trees planted but looks ordinary during summer.
Bag: gifted | Bracelets: from Quiapo | Pins: Stradivarius
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Candy Violet
Whenever I tell people that I don't know how to ride the bike they are always surprised. They would be like "what were you doing when you were a child?" And then I started to ponder. What was I doing during my youth? Did I waste away my life and did nothing? Was I too diffierent from other kids that how I spent my youth was something they could not imagine? I really don't know. And then I told myself, it is never too late to learn new things. I may be 28 years old now but that does not mean I cannot learn how to ride the bike. And I did.