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Luna Grubs

Chef Jordan has been making some tasty meals over the past month.
I am super lucky to have a partner who not only loves filipino food, but can cook it most outstandingly better than I can :)



When I have children,
these are the type of films I’ll be showing them…

The Dam Keeper
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Song of the Sea
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a High-Five, Friday post. I’m actually quite antsy to let some tidbits out.

  1. I’ve contracted an obsession for Maroon 5. Not sure where it came from. Kind of out of the blue. Adam Levine has found his way into some of my dreams. Lol.
  2. Oddly enough, I’ve found myself secretly obsessing over Behati Prinsloo as well :)
  3. I’ve found this awesome new app called Balance, which helps me track the the things  during the week/day that I want to remember to do more often (i.e. call mom & dad, hydrate 6x a day, text your siblings). I love it.
  4. Just bought a weight scale for our bathroom. All these years, we haven’t had one to track any progress or fluctuations. Summer is coming up. Time to lose some weight!
  5. If you haven’t watched the show Peaky Blinders yet…you’re missing out.



I received a letter from a dear friend recently. How I adore her writing. How I adore her!

Perhaps this is our chance to re-stake our claim at the long lost art of letter writing. We were certainly an overzealous, penpal-ing duo. I sure do miss all of our gushing about everything and nothing. :)

“I wish love that will wrap us on cold nights and fill our stories with happiness and contentment.” ~ V. Magsino


Youth elixir

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 2.48.21 PMLast month in my Birchbox subscription, I got a sample of Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel…it’s a gel exfoliator that brightens skin.

I’m still overly-obsessed with facial care, but over the past few months, I’ve placed more importance on what I’ve been putting into my body than what I put on it…topically. I get a 16-oz Cleansing Cocktail every morning from Mother’s Market. After a month of ingesting these daily juices, I’ve noticed a difference in my skin’s elasticity and glow. Seriously. Anything with beet juice is a skin-plumper! I’ve also been super-conscious about hydrating throughout the day — lots of water / coconut water / tea. If I can get into a religious routine and establish good habits, I feel like I can keep wrinkles and ruddy skin at bay. Ah youth, you shan’t escape me yet…

Semi-related tangents…
Just saw Kingsman and Fifty Shades of Grey over the weekend.
Damn damn damn…the blessed youth of Young Hollywood. Sweet Lord.

Back to my roots

I’ve decided to grow back into my natural color and to stop doing the Cali-blondie-beachy-bronzey look. I’ve been feeling a bit Jennifer Aniston-y, with the same hairstyle for far too long. Au naturel…




We’re all meant to shine

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us, it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson.

Start small…



Eleanor Rigby

I MUST see this movie…

Join my book club…any one?

It’s been a hectic January. One of my new year’s “resolutions” was to blog more often. Lol. I’ve already broken that goal.

Finished the book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier this month. Really good read. I’d definitely recommend it to any of my gal pals out there. Made me realize that I need to start wearing my big girl pants and not externalize my awesomeness. :)

Started on Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS. Can you tell that one of my resolutions is to do more reading? ;) After each chapter, a noticeable wave of gutsy empowerment rushes over me. This book is a must-read for any entrepreneur out there…male or female.

I’ve yet to start on the investment books that I listed out in my prior post, but I intend to start after #GIRLBOSS.