Boho Days

It has been pretty a long time since I have written something from my heart. For a time, I guess I just didn't want to talk about it. It's not easy to be too honest online. It's never easy to expose oneself to the world. Arrows may come from anywhere.

But right now, I have this need to w…

A Decade of Barkadahan

“Fly away on my zephyr...”
-Red Hot Chili Peppers

That’s actually our song and it reminds me of a long history of friendship with my girls—the Zephyrians.  It started Nov. 5, 2001; we were fresh-faced first year high school students of MSU-Institute of Science Education-Science High School. Fast forw…

Sexy is in the Shoes

A long time ago, Mahid Ati, one of the most fashion-forward guy friends  have forwarded an SMS to me that says

"A woman is just as hot as the shoes she wears."

And it hit me! He's totally right. No matter how classy a top is if one is not wearing a classy shoe, then the whole outfit is …

A Failed Attempt to Cover

Just one statement:


"please don't laugh at me." :D


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[[ How to Review for the NMAT When You Just Don't Have Enough Time ]]

I have bee receiving inquiries lately regarding the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT). They ask me where to start in reviewing, what to read about, how difficult the exam is, and so on. Thus, I decided to write these tips that I hope can help the NMAT takers this December or this summer even.

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when you're nauty-cal, let the accessories speak for you...

I decided to wear comething fresh and simple that day. And nothing spells that better than nautical stripes and neutral colors. To put and oomph to the ensemble, I wore bold accessories, all bought from a recent trip to Cebu.
Top: Primadonna Corduroy trousers: Custom-made Crocodile Skin bag: Gifted b…

[[ Environmental Writing and Action Workshop ]]

October 11-15, the US State Department in partnership with the PARFUND and University of San Carlos held an Environmental Writing and Action Workshop for a group of USG alumni. I am privileged to be a part of that said workshop that educated us that in making programs to conserve the environm…

the closet dilemma...

One problem every girl has is having too small closet clothes for too many clothes. This is exactly what I am facing now. My closet is a crazy little bitch who won't accept more clothes. It spits the out. Frustrating. It's not like as if I am Carrie Bradshaw who can have a walk-in closet an…

to a blah day...

To perk myself up on a blah day, what to do? Dress up. Like a bohemian.

Bohemian is all about the romance of being a free spirit. Anything goes. But then nothing spells bohemme as clearly as a peasant skirt. This one I wore is in black with paisley print in muted colors.

Vintage Levis denim shirt to …

to lunch date with friends...

The objective of that day is how to look ultra-lean and long. So I did a few tricks and voila!


1. Vertical stripes on my coat.

2. Skinny jeans, almost like jeggings.

3. Long necklaces to go with the vertical lines I was creating.
4. And of course, 5-inch high wedges to make a 5'1" short girl a…

...to school (red!)

I didn't have time to have a proper picture taking that day I wore my new shockingly red blazer. But still, I managed a few shots. Something tells me that I seem to be channeling Ms. America. I tell you, I didn't mean to.


Red blazer: custom-made White shirt: Mossimo Blue jeans: Penshoppe Big bl…

[[ INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR FILMS BY RAYMOND LEE ]]

We, the young filmmakers and film enthusiasts of Lanao del Sur, are very honored and grateful for having met and mentored by Raymond Lee, one of the best, if not the best, screenwriters of our time. We had a two day workshp entitled Introduction to Writing at Mamitua Saber Research Center. I have l…