I was looking around Fully Booked Mall of Asia branch last week when I saw this simple yet interesting planner; a planner by Filed!.

Personally, the simplicity of the cover caught my attention and interest. Luckily, there was an opened piece (or probably a sample) that was for browsing. It didn't take me much time to decide to buy it. Let me show you why.

Bianca Gonzalez has been known for her excellent hosting skills and of course, her ever so beautiful fashion styles. But who would have known she's also a writer?

Out of the ordinary, but budget friendly

Bih-Zahr (read as bizarre) RestoBar a cozy restaurant during the day and a hip-hop, rock and rainbow haven in the night. Located at No. 6 Scout Borromeo Street, South Triangle, Quezon City. You’ve probably been asking yourself what’s with the name, Bih-Zahr? It’s because they are not your average RestoBar.  It offers a wide variety of promos and group bundle of food and drink that is very light on the pocket.

Their Menu is usual, but it is unforgettable

        Yesterday, November 17, 2014, we, students of SoFA Design Institute and a few other individuals were given the opportunity to know more about The Pearl. The talk was hosted by Mr. Jacques Branellec, the Chief Executive Officer of Jewelmer Joaillerie.
        Mr. Jacques started the talk explaining a little bit of his background and sharing his life lessons. He then started speaking about the South Sea Pearl; the only living gem born out of a living organism.

        On November 21st, The Philippines will bring forth a festival that will fuse its biggest talents in one massive celebration of sound – the Sandstorm Electronic Experience, produced as a collaboration between So Familiar Productions, The Wildfire Productions and Trance Till Dawn.  The event aims to make a staple when it comes to the music festival in Southeast Asia as well as  to make the Philippines, the next music destination.

        Philippine Ducati Weekend is based on the popular World Ducati Week, which is held at the Misano World Circuit in Italy. The Philippine Ducati Weekend was first launched at Clark International Speedway, Philippines, in 2012. From the first Philippine Ducati Weekend, it had achieved an outstanding level of success from the attendance because of its variety of events, activities and full immersion of pure Ducati Lifestyle. This event only happens every two years.
The Story
        This was taken in the so-called zigzag road going to Batangas, a province in the Philippines. My friend was actually looking at the scenery but then I saw this house and decided to take a shot.
        When we were on the way home, I was looking through my camera's gallery and eventually loved this shot. This is my favorite among my black & white photographs.
Digiprint Contest
        A school mate messaged me in Facebook to like his entry for the 5th Capture the Moment Photo Contest by Digiprint Philippines. After helping him, I checked the mechanics and asked him if I could join also. He encouraged me and so I sent this photo.

The Story

        Would you believe that this was taken using my old Nokia 6300? Yes, it was seated in front of the jeepney and we were stuck in traffic. Out of boredom, I took this photo using the negative setting or filter of the phone's camera. Yes! You've hear it right! I used the negative setting to give this very crisp black & white effect of my subject. By the way, it was a sunny afternoon when I took this photo. How cool right?

How did they start?

        Started out as an idea to create shirts for bookworms, The DreamShirt has finally marked its 2.5K likers after a year of operating online. With more and more fangirls and fanboys finding out about the online shop, The Dream Shirt is planning to have its relaunch come 2015, which includes creating a line for locally published books, releasing more collections, and a collaboration giveaway with Fandom Trinkets PH.

What Dream Shirt is About

The Story
        I joined the photo walk in Malabon and as we were walking around the place, I saw this boy crossing the water. I was wondering where he came from and I noticed there was this very little old closed boat not far from where I took this shot. I thought he came there because kids play there but when he reached where we stand, he ran to the nearby sari-sari store to buy some instant noodles and headed back to the boat which made me assumed he lives there with his family.

The Story

        This was taken in Baclaran (Paranaque, Metro Manila) overpass. I was about to cross the street through the overpass when these two kids approached me and asked me for coins. Instead of giving them money, I bought some bread from the nearby street vendor and gave it to this two. I think they were siblings.

        I bought my softdrink and when I turned to them, I saw & heard the boy speaking to his sister, "Ako na ang maghahati ha para meron pa tayong matira hanggang mamayang gabi." (I'll be the one to divide this so that we would still have something until tonight. )
Wait for the video to load and watch that pussy dance.
No, seriously! Watch it!
There's really a cat there! I swear! Hahaha!

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These were some of the photos I grabbed from my friend.
These were taken in the National Museum last month (October 2014).

Photo credits to my good friend, Jomar Tito.

        I accepted the BW (Black&White) Photo Challenge tagged by my friend, Jomar Tito. In this photo challenge, those who were nominated has the choice to accept or to not accept the challenge. If the person accepts the challenge, he or she will have to post a black & white photo for 5 days and tag/nominate another person (different person everyday).
        Since I do not have time to take new photos, I decided to check my external drive for my B&W photos. I choose this for the first day.
"What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally"

        Remember that whatever bad thing you say about someone doesn't really say much of that person but more about of yourself.
        This quote is a reminder to us to not say anything bad about someone else. As my grade school teacher tells us, "If you don't have anything good to say about someone, then don't say anything".

        This is also a reminder that we must enjoy life by talking to each other rather than talking about each other. Besides, what good does backstabbing gives us? Nothing.
        I hope this simple quote would inspire you throughout the week.

        *Disclaimer: I do not own the photo used above. Photo credits to owner.

        My school, SoFA Design Institute is having a holiday make-up course which will run for three (3) days. Each session will run for three (3) hours. See the more details below.

        Yesterday was my first day at SoFA Design Institute. I thought I will be late, lucky I was just in time.
        I had mixed emotions - excited & nervous at the same time. I was very excited to what the class will be like and nervous because most of the students are English speaking! Hahahaha!!!
        I must admit, I kind of felt out of place because the students REALLY dress well! But thanks to Jean, Michael & Danie for making me feel comfortable. Yehey! I have new friends!!!

Last night, I was able to visit The Backyard Food Truck Community. I have been seeing posts about this place in Facebook and Instagram which made me curious. Through the photos, I never really understood the set of up of the place until I got there.
        Every day, when I'm on my way home, I pass SM Dasmarinas and I take some time to buy a drink from Cobo.

        I don't usually pass the 3rd floor, east (when your facing the mall) wing side. This is the side where Quantum, Nail-a-holics & Flawless are located. But because I checked something from National Bookstore, I used the escalators from this side.

        As I got to the third floor, this new store caught my eye. The Brow Studio is a new brand/store for me so I went closer to check their services. A staff named Icy approached me to give me a flyer.

        I don't do anything with my eyebrows unless my friends shave it for me. So I'm giving this a try.

        I've tried checking other blogs about this brow studio and most were a good feedback. I'll probably try this out within this week.

        Have you tried them? Please share your experience below. I would like to know more about their service. Thank you!

These are the bazaar schedules of LoveHopeFaith for the month of November. Do visit and support them.

        As I said in my previous post, I would be able to finish this book before the weekend ends. This was such an easy-read book as it was written in Tag-lish. The delivery of words and construction of sentences are as if Alex Gonzaga herself is just speaking in front of you; very friendly approach.
        Personally, I would rate this book 5 stars. It was a very good and entertaining read for someone who might be going through a heartache or for someone who has been there.

        I expected it to be humorous like how we usually see Alex Gonzaga on TV but as I was reading the book, though there were bits of humor included, this book seemed to be a serious guide book for those trying to move on or at least planning to do so.

        I'm not heart broken or whatsoever. I honestly bought book because of the hype. I wanted to know for myself what's inside the book. And as I was reading through, it makes me smile because I've gone through all that. It's funny to realize I had to go through six (6) heart aches before I've learned the lesson. How I wish Alex Gonzaga wrote this book way earlier. Haha!

Should you buy this book?

        I saw these instant noodles while I was doing groceries the other day. I know these are not good for the body (some say it's the root of cancer, etc) but it's not as if we eat this every day, right?
        I eat these when I'm up at night doing some work or when I woke up from a bad sleep in the middle of the night then my stomach asks for something to dissolve.