Twenty Fifteen

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Yet again it’s a new year and I actually hate doing resolutions because often I do not achieve them. But last year was a year of confrontations, more of with my own issues and so this year I promise myself to have more resolutions, to be bolder and better. I want to move forward with my life and I hope I can this year.

2014 had a lot of setbacks for me, so I want to move forward this time. Let go of people and things that need to be let go, and let myself be happier. I’m a lonely soul and somehow, I don’t really wanna change that but I do want to become genuinely happy.

Amazing things will happen this new year. That’s the only thing on my list that I want to achieve.

Happy New Year!

The Daykeeper 2015

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It’s been a while since I’ve been back and I’m glad it’s posting about something wonderful. Nearly the end of the year and everybody’s on the hunt for a new planner / datebook. I remember that I always had this problem of what to buy since there are so many great planners out there. But last January, when I was frustrated that I still didn’t have one, I decided I would just go buy one of the random planners in a bookshop. Then I saw the post about the Daykeeper and it instantly drew me in but sadly, I was too late as they were already sold out by the time I found out about it.

With that frustration, I made sure that I would reserve as early as October for the Daykeeper 2015 and now I have it in my hands! Yay! It’s the perfect datebook for creative people because it gives you the freedom to write and design almost each page. Plus, it’s full of inspiring quotes and bible verses, and such beautiful pictures from the creator herself.

The Daykeeper is both a datebook and a journal that’s perfect for people who needs to write their thoughts daily on paper. What better way to write it on the Daykeeper.

Anyway, I’m gonna stop blabbering and let you guys take a peek into the wonderful Daykeeper 2015. (If you guys follow the Bookmania blog, you might see the same pictures as posted here as I am part of that blog and am the one who posted the entry, so no stealing of pics has happened hehe!)

Firstly, it’s got a personalized slip-on cover once your order is delivered to your doorstep!

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As I mentioned, it’s got amazing pictures inside and inspirational quotes that’ll make you want to write each day on each page.

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For inquiries about price rates, shipping and other stuff, please send an email to thedaykeeperdatebook@gmail.com

Get your Daykeeper now and have an amazing 2015!

Suit My Phone Up!

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For almost all iPhone lovers and users out there, one thing we can’t get enough of is changing our phone’s casing. There’s just so many designs coming out that makes you wanna grab them instantly. Especially now that personalized phone casings are getting around too. But what bums me out is that sometimes these outerwear for your phone can become expensive once you start on stacking them. Around here, a decent one costs at about $9 and that’s a lot when you wanna buy like 5 of different designs.

So it’s such a relief for me when I learned how to make my own personalized ‘suits’ for my phone without costing me a thing. Well, I had to buy a silicon clear jelly case for my phone first but it was really cheap, around $3 only! So how did I do it? Well simple really, all you need are board paper / ink-jet friendly paper and a colored printer!

I first found ready-to-print designs on this amazing website See That There that was up for grabs free of charge! (THANK YOU!) I printed almost all of the designs available. You can view them under their post: freebies.

Then, of course the self-proclaimed artists in me was not satisfied and wanted to make my own designs, I started on the hunt for blank templates that I could edit on. There are a lot of free ones on the web but the problem for me was that they didn’t print on the exact size of my phone. I use a different application so Adobe Illustrator or Photoshops are strangers to me. So it was a surprise when I found myself designing templates on MS Word! Yeah, you heard it right! None other than the classic Word file haha! The template that I found was in pdf file and when I converted it into word, it was the same size as the actual casing of my phone. So I improvised and started designing on the word file. It may take more time than using other applications but if you’re not into too much designs, the added time isn’t that big of a difference.

So once i started I couldn’t stop! And I really had to restrain myself because at this point I could go on everyday and by the time I’m finished doing them on my bored time, I may have one design per day for a year! haha! So I’m not at that point (yet?) haha but I’ve got plenty that I can actually pair with the colors or style of my clothes for the day. And I can change designs as easy as taking off my socks. Ok that was not a pretty comparison but you get my point haha! 

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I even made some for one of my friends whose sporting a new iPhone 5S🙂

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I’m sure I’ll be making more of these soon! haha!

New Stationery Love

It’s no secret that I love to hoard stationery things, from letter sets to notecards to post-its to notepads to notebooks, you name it, I have it! Well, almost I guess haha!

I often find myself broke because of buying them but most of the time, I’m happy because I got a great deal on them rather than buying them in the mall, that’s way more expensive than at the place I get them.

These are just some that I got the past few weeks. I actually have more but haven’t taken pictures yet so that’ll be for next time.

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This very cute Paris script washi tape is juts a must have! And I love it that it came in 4 rolls of the same design because I love buying 2 or 3 of the same item so I could have them in stock! :))

 

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Okay, I drooled when I saw this set of cute guard bookmarks! The set is being advertised as from London but I think each of these guards are from a different country, I guess? I can really just point out the London guard haha! I have to do some research! This was being sold as a set so I couldn’t just pick the ones I like but I’m glad I got it all though, more for my penpals! 

 

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Aren’t these bookmarks the coolest? I didn’t buy them the first time I saw it but when I went back and it was still in stock waiting for me to give them a new home, how could I say no? haha! These are just perfect for book lovers like moi!

 

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Ever since I learned there are cool passport holders being designed, I was obsessed with them. I often see the ones I like online from international sites and they’re too expensive for me so I never bought one. My first cute one was from my Korean friend, In-hye. Korea has so much cute stationery stuff including passport holders. I might just go to Korea someday for stationery shopping haha! Anyway, I saw this from the shop I buy stationery stuff and I just knew I had to have them! My only regret is that I didn’t buy 2 or 3 of the same design to give as gifts to my friends because when I came back it was out of stock! Gosh! It was a miracle that I saw a blue version of the London design and quickly grabbed it because it was the one I was giving to my friend, Princess, who is my London twin haha! I could’t not get her the same London stuff I did! haha!

 

To more stationery in the future! haha!

Feelin’ London

If we’re close, you’d probably know by now how obsessed I am with London-designed things, especially in stationery. One of my dreams is to be able to tour London, and maybe someday, I will get to. I need to, haha!

Anyway, so some of my friends got me some London stuff which I just drooled for. Most of them are again, Birthday/Christmas gifts but I felt like London needed its own post haha!

1. My friend, Krista got me this cool London set (which really isn’t sold as a set, I assume haha): ID Holder, Tissue Roll, and a London Guard bookmark. I don’t know how am I going to use that tissue rollm I haven’t even took it out from its packaging yet haha!

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2. I am in love with this tea packaging straight from London! My friend, Iris gave it to me when as a trip gift when she toured Europe. There was a Big Ben box too but one of my friends got to it first, huhuhu! Still I love this anyway too! 

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3. This stationery stamp set which is somehow a London/Paris design that my twin, Mamie gave me. I love stamp sets! My twin knows me too well!

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4. This cool I❤ London pen I got from my caregroup leader, Justine. I just love the London bus charm attached to it.

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London, London, London, let’s meet someday, ok?🙂

December Things

This is obviously such a late post but I wanna share some of the cool things I got last Christmas. It’s already the month of hearts and yet here I am talking of the holidays. Anyway, I need to catch up on some posts so I decided the first one’ll be from my Birthday month! 

Most of what I’ll be posting are Birthday/Christmas gifts and sometimes I think it does suck to have your birthday the same month as Christmas because everyone will just give you one thing for both occasions but I like being a December baby! It makes me the youngest most of the time and I get to age last haha! Only when I was a little kid did I receive many gifts and of coursed it lessened as I grew older but what I love of the gifts that my friends now give me is that they know what I want already and I’m so blessed to have some of these friends who really appreciate our friendship.

So first up is my favorite gift from my friend, Kasen. I literally squealed when I got this in the mail. What’s funny is that it almost got lost and thank God it didn’t! I saw this Starbucks Cold Cup on the web one day and literally lusted for it. I told Kasen about it at one of our dinners and she told me that her mom was going to China and would help me look for it and I told her that was great and I’d just pay her for it. But voila after a week and some days, I got it in the mail as a Christmas gift! I soooo love it! I love you, Kasen :))

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Second I got this very cute carousel music box from my friend, Jo. It’s so my style, as she told me and she was so right! haha! The music is lovely and it’s such a perfect display at the house. Definitely going to grab this when I get a place of my own someday.

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Third, I got this very cute Wilde Pearle Polar Bear necklace from my friend, Tanhuan. This was more of like a ‘pasalubong’ or a trip gift I got when she went to Alaska. I really love neat stuff like this!

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Lastly, I got myself some new foundation! I read great reviews online about the Revlon ColorStay foundation which is perfect for oily skin and I just had to try it. It did wonders to my skin. The matte effect it gave on my skin was perfect and the oil in my face reduced for like 80% the first day I used it. So I was very proud of myself for this deal! I got this for like Php 850.00, which I guess is already a good price for what it does.

 

Anyway, I didn’t post all the things I got (there weren’t so many anyway, trust me!) but I just posted the ones that really meant something and was obviously given thought to. I really appreciate my friends who give me things that mean something because I realize that it’s not the material thing that the gift is, but rather the growing friendship that is between us.

Belated Happy Holidays! (I just really wanted to say that haha!)

In Between Worlds

There are worlds in between smiles, in between tears, in between sighs that we often forget hold so much meaning into our real ones. We live a life infested with career, worries and depression that often these worlds are tucked away in a tiny space and we don’t even realize that we are often in those places but space out too much thinking of unimportant things.

Why do we live? Is it to please others? To be the best for somebody? To feel even just a drop of love? 

Isn’t it we need to hold ourselves up and learn to love more of our self before we can really give a part of us to anyone?

In between smiles, I have a world where sadness is what smiles mean because you can’t express your feelings in fear of being unaccepted.

In between tears, I have a bittersweet world where the bitterness of no one really cares gets to me but the sweetness of hope that someday God will deliver the right person for me.

In between sighs, the future of my dream is my world where all the places I want to travel is just a few steps away but also a thousand miles too far yet faith is planted in my heart that if I believe through it all and add just a little bit more of hard work, I’ll have my boots on those grounds some day. Some day.

We live to cry, to smile, to break hearts, and to be heartbroken, and eventually to die but most of all while we live, we make sure to really LIVE and not just breathe.