Summer in December

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Sunnies: Les Moda Shorts: SM Department Store Shoes: Birkenstock
Ever since my teenage years started, I’ve always worn rash-guards to pools and beaches. I’ve always been conscious of my body because as you can see I’m not the skinny type. But everything changed when I had this quick escapade to the beach with my inner circle in college (link here about my Christmas escapade!) It’s like a whole new me was created, less conscious about my self image and I became happier. I guess it’s just one of those moments where you feel really accepted by those around you and you also feel the support they give you. This was really a big step for me because I loathed going anywhere with water that would be obligatory for me to wear cute swimsuits. I know there are some other girls who feel the exact same way. 

And what I can say to the others who are still conscious about their body, girls and boys it’s really just the people who you surround yourself with, perseverance and a matter of self-acceptance. 

(c) Ela Castro

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Term Ender!

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I'm finally alive again in the blogging world! School has been my top priority for the past month and I  owe a lot to God and everyone else who were praying for me just to get through the term. I must say, my Christmas last year was totally different from how it is right now and I'm so thankful that God answered all of my prayers :)

Anyway, here's a blog post on how I spent my school term ender! ('cause it's time to celebrate the holiday break!) My college buddies and I went to Pico De Loro for our term ender and Christmas Party and I'm so sooooo happy I didn't back out lol

Went to Tali Beach first before heading to Pico De Loro. Tali Beach was able to let me cross out one item on my bucket list: Go Cliff Diving!

Our destination: Pico De Loro!!!!!!
Here are some tidbits of our quick Christmas escapade!

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For Just One Night

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Philippines, being under the Spanish colony for more than 300 years makes me want to witness how much of their culture did they really pass on to my beloved country. That's why, if I were given a chance to travel abroad for just one night, I'd most probably go to Spain. Twenty hours in a foreign land maybe pretty short, and may seem like I won't be able to do tons of stuff there, but if it happens (hopefully, and hopefully to stay there longer than a day) I have a mini check list that I would most likely want to do while I stay there!

1.) To see the majestic buildings and churches that have been standing still for centuries

2.) To have a glimpse of their culture and how they preserve it. Like taste their food, take pictures of historical sites and to have a glimpse of their everyday lives
 Cotton On maxi skirt (used as dress), Stradivarius denim jacket, Charles and Keith Heels, Zara bag and necklace, Aldo sunnies

                4. And talk to them with their native language while I do all on my checklist!

For me, when going to another country it's a must that I know how I will communicate with the people there. It would be a big hassle if you don't how will you speak to the natives there! Learning a new language may seem pretty hard to do but I have a solution for that and it is through the translation services from Smartling! This site will really be of a big help to people who are going to travel abroad, and most especially to those who have businesses and wants to go global! They help you learn a new language, and translate small/large documents. Just sign up and request for a demo, to know and learn more how they do the translation.

Smartling, "Our translation software helps to translate whole websites and apps for businesses so they can better reach customers in different countries.To those who have a site for their business and wants it to be more recognized by others, Smartling could help you. Just send them anything that you want to be translated for your business' site and you're already good to go! Go to their site for more details of this amazing translation services that Smartling is offering.

If You Just Open Up Your Eyes

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 The Ramp shirt, Zara pants, Payless shoes, Mango bag, not mine bowtie, Edge Co arm candies, Forever 21 sunnies

 Isn’t it funny how sometimes our plans don’t go the way we planned it out to be? I can’t keep count anymore of how much “yay-i-planned-out-things-perfectly-dundundun-watch-how-it-won’t-happen” kind of moments have already happened in my life. It just leaves me in awe (every single time), how I realize that I still haven’t mastered the art of not expecting when planning out things. Or just the art of not expecting. Idk. I’m sorry if I’m kind of ranting. I had a bad monday morning and I hope the rest of my mornings for the whole week won’t be as bad as today. :( My jaw totally dropped on the floor (of course only in my head) how nothing happened today, like literally. Nothing. I wasn’t able to do any on my to do list to day and.. I hmm, I’ll just keep the rest to myself. :))

Anyway, here’s what I looked like today. I kinda like how this turned out to be! What do you think about it? Comment down below! :)

hope you’ll have a great week ahead!
’til the next, thea<3

(c) my mom

We're on each other's team

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Zara dress, Dorothy Perkins faux leather jacket, Forever 21 belt, Bershka heels

I spent my sunday just like how I usually do — church with family, eat out and then head home after to get some siesta. It was quite a very cold morning so I finally grabbed the chance to use this jacket that has been locked up in my closet for what felt like decades already. I don’t usually wear it since I know there would be people who would judge me since this kind of jacket doesn’t really match to the weather Philippines has. However, it was just so cold and I thought it was the best time to finally use it, after all, I don’t want to put it to waste by just letting it sit inside my closet. Lol, I’m kinda stressing this out because there was this man today who actually made an effort for me to hear what he thought about my jacket. He thought what I was wearing was too hot for him. But people are different from each other, right? :p

Happy sunday, and God bless!
Thanks to my sister who took these photos :)

Style Challenge 3: Usual Look In School

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The last wave of our mini style challenge is here! I guess the title already says it all about what this next outfit is going to be — school outfit. We picked this because this will really show how we look most days of our lives, since of course we both are still in undergrad! Ok, short story about us; Faye (visit her blog here) and I have been long friends since first year high school! We met each other in the year 2007 at a Montessori School called Casa De San Miguel Montessori School (ok I know you aren't familiar of it since it's located at Bacoor, Cavite)  and the rest is history! While I study a pre-med course at DLSU- Manila, she's prepping up for law school, taking up Legal Management at Ateneo De Manila University :) If you're a regular reader (thanks so much, btw!) I bet you've seen her name here on my blog a lot of times already! So anyway about the outfit! 

This is how I actually look like most of the time in school (left photo), my combo: top+pants+flats+big bag. I just style it in different ways that I can, like using accessories and various ways of tucking in the tops that I use. :P Of course, I wear skirts to school also, but very seldom. It's so hassle and I don't want to get called by the D.O again :( The dress code's really strict and I can't get away from it.. lol.  Anyway, Faye (right) wore a cute outfit, wearing a red skirt, black top and matched it up with this printed cardigan (which I find very cute)! Sorry for the lack of photos since we were in a hurry, it was almost raining when we did the shoot :( :)
 SM Dept. Store top and necklace, Zara bag and pants, Human pink frames, Topshop flats

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(c) Darence Deserva