Fall is quickly unfolding here in Seoul, but here are a few scenes of spring in Japan that I’ve kept too long in the oven, almost completely forgotten on the Premiere timeline. Two seasons late better than never finished!
The month of July was a very spontaneous one. I had no plans of going anywhere. In fact, I intentionally missed my one-way flight to Sydney (a promo fare I impulsively purchased last year) in order to save the saviiings. This trip came to be just because a family friend needed a favor: someone to hand-deliver important documents to Jakarta, Indonesia as soon… Read More
Photos from Parachute Home Manila weather has arrived at its more erratic state this halfway point of the year. It’s sunny one hour, then stormy the next. Parachute Home, a chic bedding brand based in Venice Beach, invited me to share how to lighten up my bedroom for the warmer months. But these are suitable for brightening up gloomy days too. I couldn’t help but swoon while scrolling through their… Read More
I reached up and switched off the little shaft of light on my plane seat. As my eyes adjusted to the dim, I noticed something in my peripheral. I looked out the oval window, peering into the 2am sky. Beauty. Utter beauty. Beyond the plane’s wings was the entire universe before me. Billions of stars lit the dome forming around the plane, with lines… Read More
“For me, creativity isn’t just in my work – it’s how I think and live my life. It’s not necessarily about always creating something new, but simply having the space and freedom to let something special happen. Recognize what is your dream. And then put everything you have into that.” – Christene Barberich, Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29
In January, I took a solo trip to Singapore, including a random hop up to Malaysia, with the purpose of a little me-time and for planning this new chapter of my life as a freelancer. It seems like a distant memory now. But it honestly took me a while to relieve myself of the travel hangover when I returned to Manila. It wasn’t my first time in Singapore (I had the… Read More
I have this habit of redecorating my room every so often because I love a change of environment. In the past year, I think I’ve rearranged it three times entirely! Lately, I’ve embraced neutrals white and black with wood accents. I’m constantly inspired by Scandinavian interiors – clean, minimal and relaxed. The canopy and some fairy lights add coziness to… Read More
The fusion of native culture into modern things we use everyday, like a constant reminder of our artistic roots. When I met up with Maura and Mariel the other week, the two women behind local brand Vela Manila, I knew immediately that they have a good thing going. They’re fresh grads who both decided to continue their then college project into… Read More
I moved things around the bedroom recently and I thought of having a space, a bigger white space that is, to play and display things that I can rearrange depending on the day’s mood. So aside from the corner desk, I sort of made a “DIY” table from two thick planks of wood (made for stairs haha!), painted them white, and just… Read More
Hello! Welcome to my new home on the web! I’ve been blogging away on Tumblr for the past five years (those random posts mixed in with reblogs). It’s funny and embarrassing to see how it has evolved.