Thursday, November 24, 2016

Separation Anxiety

Top: Forever 21 | Dress: Miss Selfrdige | Sandals: H&M
Watch: Swatch | Bag: Coach
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

Leaving and moving on are difficult. When you've become so accustomed to the people around you, when you've become so comfortable in your environment, it makes separation a challenge. I mentioned in my previous post that I made a big decision towards the end of October and now my time with the people and environment I am so familiar with is nearing its end. I will separate with them soon and it honestly breaks my heart. But I have to think of my future and the new challenges that I will face. It is scary but exciting at the same time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Weekly Pamper Routine

Once a week I like to treat myself to a nice relaxing evening and help me feel energized for the work week ahead. Mondays to Fridays can be very stressful and I can oftentimes neglect other aspects of my life so I always take my Sunday evenings as the day for me to relax and meditate. And to help me do that, I use the products pictured above. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nara, Japan (Deer Park and Todaiji Temple)

It was a bright and sunny day. I left our hotel in high spirits and a glowing skin. I got back to our hotel looking stressed, dark and a few tan lines. Summer in Nara, Japan is sunny, hot and humid compared to the cool, spring-like weather in Tokyo. Sweat is a familiar physiological response for the hot and humid air. A handkerchief or towel alone is not enough. I wanted wet tissue to wipe all over my face and neck area to cool me down (and remove the dirt from sweat and pollution. Despite the Manila-like weather, I enjoyed the town of Nara. It has a similar old-world ambiance to Kyoto (which I still consider as my favorite place in Japan). It was amazing to see this place in such a bright weather (though I did wish the temperature was cooler).

Friday, November 11, 2016

Liebster Award II

Top and Heels: Forever 21 | Skirt: Bershka | Bag: Coach
Watch: Swatch | Pins: Japan, San Francisco, New Zealand
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

It never fails to make me feel really good about myself whenever I get nominated for a blogger award. This would have been the second time I get nominated for the Liebster Award (to which I still have no idea the meaning behind the word). Special shout out to Jannette of The Diary of a Daydreamer for nominating me for this award! 

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Station)

 Top and Skirt: Bershka | Sandals: Aldo | Bag: from mom

Tokyo Station deserves a post of its own. We spent the morning of our 5th day in Japan in Tokyo Station prior to our Shinkansen schedule at 1:30PM. As an avid anime fan, I cannot miss Tokyo Station’s Character Street. We had the whole morning to hop from one shop to the next to my otaku self’s satisfaction.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Practical Choice

Dress: Free People (from Wasteland) | Sandals: Aldo | Bag: See by Chloe | Bangles: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

I was down with stomach flu last week hence the lack of posts. Apologies. I am better now and I hope this article will be worth your time. 

There is no turning back. I can only look ahead and move forward.