Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Travelogue: Petronas Towers and Merdeka Square


This is going to be the finale entry of my Kuala Lumpur trip. There are so many things I will forever keep with me from this trip. Kuala Lumpur is similar to Manila in so many ways but it is also ten times more awesome in so many ways. Kuala Lumpur is a city that will not immediately come to my mind when I think of traveling around Asia but going there and experiencing most of what it has to offer is truly one for the books and something that I will always remember. It could be because I enjoyed my company. But it is most definitely because of the people we encountered (hello to our lovely airbnb host Shin) and the experiences it has to offer. I enjoyed every moment of my trip and every penny spent was worth it. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Impulse Shopping

Bag: Furla | Dress: Dresslink | Shoes: CMG | Wacth: Anne Klein

When you are faced with a mountain of sale items, you can’t help but take out your credit card and rush to each piece that catches your attention. It is a race against time and a race against other people. You need fast hands and grab as many items as you can. When you reach the counter your jaw drops to the floor because you can’t believe how much you’ve spent. But then you tell yourself, you don’t care and that is fine because you will never have another chance to buy all of the things you just bought. It is on sale now so this is your only chance. You allow the cashier to swipe your credit card. You grab the charge slip from the cashier and quickly sign. And then you leave the shop with bags full of assortments (or junk) and a satisfied smile. And when you receive your credit card bill you can’t help but drop to the floor, slouch your shoulders and weep over the huge amount of debt you owe the bank. You said you would save as much as 50% of your monthly salary but that will now go straight to paying for your bill. You said you want to travel to Europe and been trying to save money for that trip but that will not happen anymore because the money you saved will now go to paying your bill.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monster Attitude

Top and Undershirt: Forever 21 | Skirt: Stradivarius | Scarf: Thrifted
Hat: Peaches on Top | Lunchbox: Harajuku Lovers | Socks: H&M | Boots: from Korea

Lately I find myself feeling guilty and embarrassed. I’ve become a monster. I wasn’t like this before and I am starting to think where I went wrong for me to become like this. I am grumpy all the time. I shout at people. I curse. I’ve become a person who starts a fight for no reason at all. I step on people. I’ve turned into a monster. But my problem is, even if I try to be more positive and push myself to have a happier disposition, I seem to fail. I can’t do it. The littlest things irritate me. I find fault in just about everything. I feel like I am the only person who does things right and everyone around me is useless. I don’t know why but I’ve become a person who I never imagined I will become. I’ve become a person who I never wanted to be. Now I start to wonder, how did I end up becoming like this? What did other people do to make me behave like a monster? Why did I allow myself to become like this? I am not happy at all – definitely.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Travelogue: KL City Gallery

Sunglasses: Aldo | Dress: Topshop | Socks: H&M | Rubber Shoes: Adidas
Bag: from KL | Silver Dream Catcher Necklace: from Canada 

We did not intend to pay a visit to KL City Gallery but we ended up doing so because we were looking for a place to cool down. It was scorching hot that day in Kuala Lumpur and after waiting for our turn to take a picture with the "I (heart) KL" sign, we could not resist the cool air conditioning offered by the gallery. We did not regret doing so. It may be an accident but we were glad we paid a visit. No pun intended but there was an admission fee for the gallery. If I remember correctly it was 20MR which then entitles you to 5RM cash voucher you can use in the gallery cafe. It was a good deal considering gallery cafes are usually expensive and because their sweets are delectable. We were also lucky to get a glimpse of the batik exhibit. My friend and I are both fond of this traditional print/pattern of Malaysia because of their intricacy and colorful detail. This is a highly recommended attraction within Merdeka Square. Getting there is also fairly easy. You can hop on the red line bus and get off at Masjid Negara then walk for about 5-10 minutes. Or you can get off at Dayabumi stop then cross the street. And the best thing about using this Go-KL bus is that it is free of charge! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Short Post: The Wrong Outfit

Top: Forme | Skirt, Earrings and Bag: Forever 21 | Shoes: VNC
Watch: Swatch | Snoopy Necklace: Universal Studios Japan

A colleague commented when she saw me wearing this outfit that I am wearing the wrong outfit. With the erratic weather of the Philippines lately, wearing an outfit that screams spring seems out of place. I just laughed and brushed it of. Not that I felt offended or anything like that; I just thought I don't really care. Rain or shine, outfits that are girly, feminine, spring/summer fashion is my personal style and I will rock it whenever I want. And besides, the weather in my country is erratic all year round; you can never guess when it is going to rain and thunderstorms so when else can I wear outfits like these but everyday, right?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Routine


Dress: Dresslink | Necklace: Forever 21 | Bag: Furla | Shoes: Payless 
Sunglasses: Dresslink | My Meloday Hand Sanitizer from Japan 
Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Coral Blossom

“The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine.”  ― Vilayat Inayat Khan

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Osaka, Japan Haul

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I recently went on vacation to Osaka, Japan. I really wanted to go to Tokyo and it has been my dream destination since I was little. My mom and I went to Osaka instead because we couldn't get a flight to Tokyo that is within our budget for airfare on the day that we wanted to go so we opted for Osaka instead. I fell in-love! Now I remember why Japan has been my dream destination. It was beautiful, organized, and just a lovely place. 4 days is not enough. I will definitely go back to Japan and it will be my goal next year to go to Tokyo. 

I will be posting about the places we visited in the coming days. In the meantime, I do hope you enjoy this haul video. I thought filming a video would be easier than taking pictures because of the many small items I bought. 


Stay tuned for part 2!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Travelogue: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)


After visiting Batu Caves we decided to go to Forest Research Institute Malaysia. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I used to favor mountains and forests over beaches. It was only recently that I started to fancy beaches than mountains. Anyway, we thought the area would be a fantastic location to take pictures and also would be a nice sort of getaway as it looks promising of fresh air and cool breezes. We also read in other blogs that going to the canopy walkway is a good idea. We were delighted when we got there because it lived up to our expectations of fresh air and cool breezes. There were also hardly any tourists there though we did see a few hikers, so it was a quiet respite. But - we were so wrong for not researching more about the place beforehand. Little did we know that the hike was intense and we were both wearing the wrong outfits. Other hikers were wearing hiking clothes and no bag at all. We were the only ones wearing skirts and carrying huge bags.