OPPO F1s: Valentine’s Dream Date

Eight years ago, we booked our first random trip together as a friend. We enjoyed the company of each other so much so it was followed by countless of weekend getaways. One time, we took a bus, then pay  for the furthest route we think we can go to, then impulsively alight at a beautiful coastline. Since then, we became both obsessed with the idea of a free flowing trip.

So, what's the best way to celebrate the heart's day with your partner who’s also into getting lost somewhere far and unfamiliar than a spontaneous backpacking trip?

I can imagine filing a leave, packing our backpack and hopping on a bus.

Weekender: Staycation at Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia

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Last month (December) we celebrated our Christmas party at the SMC Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia, the location is far from home which makes a worthy excuse for a staycation.

We’ve seen few nice and interesting place to stay around, mostly from AirBnb and others were from the hotels around. However, considering the distance from the venue and the budget we decided to stay at Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia.

What’s good about it is that, its five-minute walk close from the venue, the rate is somehow high compared to AirBnb’s accommodations but the sea side view compensates the cost, not to mention my peg window view of MOA’s Eye.

It was around 12:30PM when we arrived at the hotel and like what I’ve always shared, I love hotels who let us check-in earlier whenever there’s an available room set. I also asked if we can request for the view with MOA’s Eye and it was granted. So nice of their accommodating staff.

The Room 

DIY: Masquerade Ball Mask in four easy steps.

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Masquerade Ball is a 15th century feature of Carnival seasons, then extended into a public costume public festivities in Italy. Carnival of Venice is one of the famous festival known for its elaborate mask.

I have always dreamed of attending the Carnival of Venice, reading about the preparation and the grand costumes on the day of the event gives me goosebumps. However, dreams like that are far fetched. The good thing is that masquerade themed parties are very common these days, especially during holiday seasons, no wonder why this theme won the vote of most employees for  our Company year end party.

Having this theme, I’ve made sure to prepare my mask, of course this is one of the most important part of the outfit. I skipped buying some ready to use one and opted to do the DIY mask using an old one I had in my closet.

So, if you are looking for ideas how to pimp some old mask this post is for you!

What you need?

My ma-ARTeng weekend at Pinto Art Museum

We’ve been hearing much about the Pinto Art Museum and its picturesque set-up, we even scheduled a visit here for a photoshoot which ended up in Pampanga.

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Last weekend though, having nothing to do after lunch, we decided to go straight to Pinto Art Museum from SM East Ortigas. We took a van going to Antipolo and ask the driver to drop us at the Ynares Sports Arena (Fare:Php30.00) and then hailed a tricycle to the museum for Php60.00.

The travel time is around 20-30 minutes from SM East Ortigas to Ynares then 10-15minutes from Ynares to Pinto Art Museum. We were dropped at the entrance of the museum where all the private vehicles of other guest were parked and proceed to the entrance gate then fall in line. Entrance fee is Php200.00 for regular visitors, Php180.00 for senior citizens and Php100 for student with ID while children 3 years old and below are free. Then, with the map and guide on hand from the registration area, off we start our Artistic tour.

2016: A summary

Catch up time guys! I only posted a few entries for this year and I thought it would be easier to summarize it to wrap-up 2016.

Reflecting back to what I have done and achieved for this year convinced me that I have already grown a bit into a more mature being haha. This year, tested my patience and strengths to its highest point, and indeed, you will never know what you are capable of until you lose a choice.

Much like travelling, tough times weaken our knees and exhaust our body, but the daring thought of fulfilling our goals and exploration to something different and something new fuels our heart and challenges our brain. Then instead of stopping, we came up more eager and way stronger.

This year might be one of the toughest I had as an adult but I am definitely ending this year strong with a stable job and endless learning opportunity. I am 80% with my schooling, this is something I worked hard this last quarter and I am moving five times faster than before. I am also progressing my career path and building my skills and knowledge around project management and process improvement. I will be celebrating my Christmas and welcoming the 2017 with my sisters and our closest friends at our new place.

I haven’t plotted a travel for next year. I wish to finish school first and gain more skills to accelerate my career growth. However, being the exact same person in my auto-biography, I will still take all the opportunities to explore on new sights and places, perhaps by accepting photography gigs that allows me to go out of town and practice photography while earning instead of spending.

If you are interested in working with me and looking for an affordable photography service here’s some of the photos I took a few months ago, we also do styling. You will help us a lot in achieving our goals and will surely add to this coming year’s story to tell.

Martin & Weng Prenuptial Photo shoot

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Maria Theresa Maternity Photo shoot Set 1

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Maria Theresa Maternity Photo shoot Set 2

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Maria Theresa Maternity Photo shoot Set 3

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Cassie’s Birthday Photo Shoot
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