Don't I deserve to be me?

You know when you reach the point of your life that you’re so tired of people around you. Tired of always following what they want. I've always been the type of person who always follow what everyone wants and adjust myself to the situation or to the person. I just keep silent even if i'm no longer comfortable or tired. I always please everyone to like me and in order to fit in. 
 I guess lately that change a bit... lately all I wanna do is make myself happy and not pressure myself in making other people to like me. I never thought Id reach this point... but i'm probably tired of pleasing people around me. I just felt that the more I please and follow them, the more I feel hurt and lost my drive to live in this world. 
I  feel uninspired day by day thinking, hearing, or reading people expectations on what I should do and I shouldn’t. 
I feel like I have no right to do what I want. 
I feel like they are saying those coz i'm often wrong in the end and so I have no right to decide on my life.  
I feel so restricted to be me... to be happy... 
Yes, I've made mistakes. I mess up most of the time. I've made bad decisions. But don't I deserved to be me and be happy because of it? 
 Freedom and Peace. Why is it so hard to get?

#LifeLately | After The Long Hiatus

Hey everyone! It has been so long since I've updated this blog. I actually felt ashamed to my readers and disappointed in myself, since I keep on saying I am back and going to post regular updates. Yet, I am still missing in action. 

The challenges...

I noticed...what's holding me back from updating this blog regularly is that I want a well-organized and well-made blog post... Something that my readers will have some take away after reading. Something that is relevant and pleasing in the eye (image-wise most especially)… And so, it's stressing me out and not publish a post in the end...
With a lot of backlogs that I want to share, I got so overwhelmed on which one I should be sharing first and how to share it. Since it's been so long or it happened way back already.
Anyways, this time around I decided I won't make any more promises and I won't pressure myself in creating perfect and well-made content. I will let everything flow naturally and share whatever it is that I wanna share, whether it's insightful or not.
I realized... that blogging has been a therapy for me to express what I feel and what I wanted to say. It exercises my mind to think... not just anything superficial but to think happy thoughts. Blogging has helped me overcome my insecurities and anxiety... It helped me to successfully practice mindfulness and gratitude, without me knowing. Every time I clicked the publish button and share something here in my blog I feel happy, accomplished, and blessed.  

And I wanna experience that feeling again...

So to start, let's do the Life Lately series (read more about this series here),
since it's the perfect (and easy) post to start with...


Nothing... I haven't been watching anything from K-drama to YouTube vlogs. During my free time at work, I play mobile RPG (Role Play Games). I got addicted to playing games that I mostly spent my time and staying up late playing mobile games. 


I am thinking of going back to watching K-drama's again though.
Can you recommend me a feel-good or romantic-comedy K-drama?


I'm honestly wishing for prosperity for me this year... last year it was tough.


I hope that I will continue to post more updates here on my blog regularly. And that I won't be lazy or feel overwhelmed anymore.


I want to travel somewhere!


Inspiration... I don't know, just lately I felt so uninspired.


Sad, because I uninstalled Survival Heroes. I am taking a vacation from playing this game. I so much enjoyed and love playing this mobile game but I had to stop for some reason that is hard and long to explain. T_T


Something green... Sleeveless top and shorts. I just realize this now while typing. XD

Mumuso Green Tea Bubble Facial Cleanser


I both this facial wash at the recently opened Mumuso Store at LimketKai Mall. I was attracted at the built-in brush in the bottle. And upon reading the packaging it's main ingredient is Green Tea. It's my first time to use a bubble facial cleanser so I was really curious and excited to try it.

Upon using the facial cleanser, the pump functions well. And i love how convenient it is to just pump it. The cleanser immediately bubbles when you pump it out. The silicon brush is gentle to the skin. And I like how it easily cleans the face especially if your washing the make-up on your face. I also like the feeling of the brush on my skin. I feel like the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells are really brush off my skin. It does have a scent when using it. 

I like that  it has cover in the brush. However, I do recommend to wash the brush thoroughly with water because they tend to get dirty eventually.

After using this cleanser, my face didn't feel dry every after wash which is good. And even though the packaging says peeling foam, I didn't notice any peeling in my skin while using this product.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 2018 Giving Journal

The first time I saw the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Giving Journal at the counter of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), I immediately felt that I'm going to own one soon! 

This past few days I've been thinking of making use of a planner for next year. List down things I need to do, plans, goals and memorable moments. 

And then a few weeks ago, happiness was delivered through my email inbox. I received an invitation from CBTL staff to attend the 2018 Giving Journal Launching event here in our city.

Its my first journal from CBTL and I must say it doesn't disappoint. The 2018 Giving Journal comes in four designs; Green, Gray, Blue, and one with a customizable cover. The quality is superb. It has lots of things and notes that you can do. Will really help you plan out your year right and be mindful of how you spent each day of your life. In addition. there are 12 coupons inside that you can use for the whole year of 2018. And also, a few more coupons from CBTL sister company.

What's more interesting thing I learned about CBTL journal campaign is that this is also for a cause. The proceeds of this campaign will help out the Real LIFE Foundation which provides educational assistance to those who need it the most. So it ain't bad to indulge for a few more cups of coffee this season to get the journal coz with every cups you buy your helping someone finish school.
 For more info on what expect in the journal see below for my sneak preview of the journal. 

Aint it amazing?
This journal may be redeemed for free when a stamp card is completed with 12 stamps. You need to ask for the the stamp card and check on the card which coffee to purchase in order to get a stamp. You can collect stamps from October 21, 2017 to January 14, 2018. Now if your not a coffee drinker but interested to own the journal then worry no more, you can purchase this journal for Php 1,999 at any The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Shopping Tips

Christmas is finally in the air! I still cant believe how fast time flies nowadays. 
Or is it just me adulting that I feel like the time flows out so fast?
Whatever it maybe, we can't deny the fact that with Christmas just around the corner, holiday parties and gift giving will keep us busy. The good thing is that with holiday cheers comes, a lot of promos and sale happening offline and most specially online. 
The most notable year-end sale are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What I love most about this kind of sale is that you can get bigger discounts on a wide variety of things and saves you the hassle in doing last minute gift shopping.
As early as now, I already started hunting online on things I needed to buy and stuffs I plan to gift to friends and family. This will save me time browsing online on what to buy and I will also avoid buying unnesccessary things that are not on my list.
Just recently, I learned Yoins Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales and so took the opportunity to browse on their latest ladies cute sweaters (coz you know I always have sweaters in my bag whenever I go out and besides its been raining lately here in our place) and fashion women co-ord sets (I just found this so cute and modish, a perfect gifts for teenager cousins and nieces). And the good news... As early as now you can already see some items are already on-sale!

Choose for 1-3 online shops where you plan to buy the things on your list. Choose the one whom you already trusted and shopped a lot previously. Probably one for fashion, another for make-up and skincare, and another for general stuffs or gadgets.
Research for ratings and reviews on the stuff that you want to buy. Look for better alternatives, always compare each brand or seller. Check the warranty/guarantee or return policy of the products. And also check the shipping because it might cost you a lot. 
You can also start adding to cart the stuffs that you plan to buy. So that when Black Friday and Cyber Monday happens the items are ready for checkout and reserve for you. The only thing you'll be doing is adding the quantity or removing items that are not on sale or not worth buying yet.
I do hope this tips helps you. Feel free to add more tips in the comment section.

Have a happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping!