New Year's Eve Soliloquy

The night is still young as I begin to write this. It's New Year's Eve. I hear Budots playing in the neighborhood. Fireworks are banned in the city but I expect these people to find a way to make noise come 11:55. I have kept away from my blog for a long time. The writer's block that…

The Instant Turban

I have made turban as one of my "trademark" looks. I started wearing it since I started living in Iligan CIty where the high temperature and humidity makes wearing breathable clothes a must. The usual wrap-around-the-head-and-neck is too uncomfortable for me because I am a heavy face swe…

My Top 5 Favorite Movies

One of my readers specifically asked for movie recommendations. I totally forgot about it but I hope this makes up for it. I included in this list only those that shook me to the core and those that I absolutely would watch over and over again.
So here are my top 5 favorite movies: 1. Qiyamah
This…

Iligan Food Scene Will Surprise You

I may have mentioned this already that I have been living in Iligan for a year already and I must say, I am loving it here. Prior to Marawi siege, my brothers and I have been leasing a small apartment. However, I rarely have time to go see the food scene in Iligan myself. Last month, Renee of Rand…

An Open Letter to Our Representatives

I won't bother writing a long post. Just these 10 points that are easy to understand.

1. If you have no intellect to speak of, please resign. Legislation is not for idiots and retards.

2. If you have no guts to speak in public, please go home and plant camote. The House of
Representatives is n…

10 Things I am Grateful For

Seeing our home in Marawi in a pixelated photo that looks half-destroyed, half-intact has me spiraling down a dangerous pit of anger and an overall gloomy perspective in life. Despite my newfound affinity for the color pink, life lately has not been seeming rosy to me.

So here I am forcing myself …

BeautyMNL Review: All Your Beauty Needs Covered

There are many up and coming online beauty stores that are sprouting like mushrooms on the internet. Some sell their stuff on Instagram, some on Facebook, and some have their own website. But which one is best?
I am glad that BeautyMNL collaborated with me on this post to give their online store an …

Some Changes in my Blog

When I started this blog, I intended it to be a personal blog where I can freely write about my daily mundane life, my interests, and express my femininity. But because of my previous job, this blog turned out to be more about commentary on Meranao society and politics.

Sometimes, writing about th…

What's in my Bag

My weekday bag is usually filled to the brim. I may have become a full-blown tita in your eyes when I reveal that all these stuff are actually in my bag.

But first, let's talk about my bag. Currently, my favorite is this Guess tote in silver and white leopard print. It is simple yet chic enough …

Disturbed

It's 11:55 in the evening in Iligan City. The neighborhood fell silent an hour ago, the silence was broken only by dogs barking. My younger sister sleeps peacefully on my bed while I am still slumped on my laptop angry at the word processor for remaining blank for the past two hours. The throb…

Lessons from a Heartbreak

We broke up in 2015 and I’d have to say it was probably the best thing to happen to me. No really. Seriously. I didn’t know it then, but I was very unhappy.

Fortunately, my state has changed for the better. here are what I learned in my journey to healing.

You can change.

It’s true that the person…

Days Before the Siege

I may have talked a lot about my hometown Marawi on this blog in a negative light. There is so much that I despise about our city, from our dirty politics to the heaps of trash that grew into mountains on our streets. Marawi is imperfect, yet my people thrived in its imperfections on top of our gl…