Outgrowing KamikazeeGirl

What do you when you seem to outgrow your blog identity?  I first started blogging close to thirteen years ago. Back then, my very first blog was hosted in LiveJournal. I was probably in my late twenties, I was sullen most of the time, a rebel-without-a-cause and a devil-may-care attitude. I was obsessed with Japanese … Continue reading Outgrowing KamikazeeGirl

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A different kind of refresh with Sinalco

So, here's the thing - I am taking a break from soda. I haven't drank cola (the one that came in that iconic bottle) for more than eight years already; and I just recently decided to take a break from the clear one that rhymes with Sbrite.  However, there are certain moments in one's life … Continue reading A different kind of refresh with Sinalco

Paper Junkie Post: Starbucks Planner vs. CBTL Giving Journal – A Review

If you are one of the thousands of Filipinos who fueled their caffeine addiction in exchange for their annual planner - then, welcome to my world. I have spent a big chunk of November and December 2018 guzzling coffee from one shop to another. First, because that's really how I roll and second, because the … Continue reading Paper Junkie Post: Starbucks Planner vs. CBTL Giving Journal – A Review

Five things to start the year — and your life — on track

Suddenly, we're on the 12th day of the New Year. If you are reading this -- and you have managed not to go crazy, maim yourself, work yourself to death, get defeated by the monsters that live inside your head, continue to be friends with a select but awesome group of people -- and basically, … Continue reading Five things to start the year — and your life — on track

A Fun & Easy Traipse through Yehliu, Jiufen and Shifen with KKday

I’m a proud “DIY-girl” whenever I travel and I revel in finding budget travel hacks whenever I can. I would revel in discovering far-away places and meeting new people on my own. I would work on spreadsheets, go on a mad research spree and serve as the lead in most of my travels. It’s fun … Continue reading A Fun & Easy Traipse through Yehliu, Jiufen and Shifen with KKday

I stayed in Homey Hostel while in Taipei – and it ticked off all my hostel must-haves

In the last five years, I have been travelling more and more frequently – often times, going out the country two times a year – depending on the funds available, or the level of stress and misery that I am in. For 2018 alone, I went to Japan twice, starting the year in Nagoya and … Continue reading I stayed in Homey Hostel while in Taipei – and it ticked off all my hostel must-haves

Can’t stop Christmas with Shopee’s Big Christmas Sale

Christmas lights everywhere, check. Christmas carols, check. A mild, chill breeze, check. A Gift List that gets longer as the days get shorter, check. Yes - it is officially Christmas in the Philippines. And while I love the Spirit of the Season and the gift giving the goes with it - there's one thing that … Continue reading Can’t stop Christmas with Shopee’s Big Christmas Sale

SM’s “The Tasting Corner” encourages you to go for “The Perfect Serve”

Everyone loves a good selection of wines and spirits in every party. In fact, an oft-quoted meme has turned into a nice reminder why the presence of alcohol often predicts a party is a success: However, did you ever felt like serving spirits as is, straight from the bottle always seemed like a waste of … Continue reading SM’s “The Tasting Corner” encourages you to go for “The Perfect Serve”

Hassle-free OOTDs made possible by Shopee Fashion Week

Fashionistas are In for a treat, as Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, teams up with leading local fashion brands like Bench, Silverworks, CLN, Watch Republic, Banana Peel, Avel Designs, and Unisilver to kick off Shopee Fashion Week, happening 19 to 25 September 2018. Score one of a kind apparel, shoes, … Continue reading Hassle-free OOTDs made possible by Shopee Fashion Week