5 Spotify Playlists For 5 Daily Situations

Whether you got iOS or Android, we have one must-have app: Spotify. It saves us the hassle of having to look for songs, purchase and save MP3s as local files. Think of it as your own cable, but replace TV shows with music.

Another thing Spotify eases for us is the Genre & Moods category. Now this saves us time from thinking of creating the perfect set of tracks for parties, working out, or focusing on tasks. I’m one person who thinks music can help the mood, so I’m often on Spotify.

Right now I found 5 different playlists to improve 5 situations in our routines. At one point or another they helped me! To make it easier, I included where you can find them. Happy listening!

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Beat The Heat: Avène-ge Your Beauty

The Weather app says it’s 35ºC but the air feels like Lucifer’s balls. It doesn’t help either that there’s too many people in one place. Then, the AC doesn’t even work properly! Plus most of us commute on our way to class or work, and not every transpo we have has a cooling system. So what happens then? We get very rich… with sweat. We earn more sweat than pesos during summer.

I know a lot of you feel shy about leaving the house with makeup. On some days, I feel that too. Our BB’s, concealers and powders have SPF to save our skins. But this season, they easily melt away with a few sweat drops. So we leave sunscreen on and put very few makeup items on. But we just feel insecure when our dark spots and acne scars are visible to the public eye, right?

What if I told you, you can conceal your dark shadows without feeling sticky as the day went on? Because that’s what tinted moisturizers do…

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Ruminate and Reflect: 2 Reasons Why I Won’t Watch “13 Reasons Why”

Warning: The following post contains spoilers from the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. It also contains sensitive issues such as suicide, bullying, and trauma that goes with it.

Read with caution.

First, let me set the record straight. I don’t dislike the show. Then, this post is not a boycott of it either. This is just a reflection of what I think about the show since there’s so much hype now.

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Osaka // Universal Studios Japan 2016

2016 // 12 // 27

Universal Studios Japan‘s 2016 theme, “RE-BOOOOOOOORN!“, gives guests the feel of fresh second chances. Also, this is my second take of the park. I went to the one in LA 4 years before this.

I was pretty stoked ‘coz it was my first time seeing a Universal Studios park with a Harry Potter World in it! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so this is my very own immersion experience into the wizarding world.

How many O’s are there in Universal Studios’ 15th anniversary theme? 8. Yeah, I counted it lol. Such a long-ass word, right? Well, the “BOOOOOOOORN” part matches the theme of an Asian theme park because… the lines are that long too

A note and a warning: I’m letting the photos do the talking. So this one’s pretty photo-heavy. It’s a long line… like our rides.

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Art Fair PH 2017 // 1: Of Brands and Benches

And now I’m back! I’m halting Monday Momentum for a while, since I got a lot of interesting stuff in store. My near brush with death had such an impact that left me realizing how every f—ing second of life counts. A thought loomed in my mind: I am a creator. My life is meant for creating each day. And if I let it pass without making something, it’s a tragedy.

I’ve taken a leave from work.  And while I am free, I took this time to recharge and think of my goals for the latter part of the year. Anyway, enough of the drama!

Last February, the fourth Art Fair Philippines happened again. I went there for 2 days this time, just to make up for the time that I missed attending Graphika Manila. My 2017 creativity needed quenching. So I went on the 16th alone, and 17th with two friends, Arrah and Kari. (Abbi, we want you to go with us next time!)

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Osaka // Namba & Umeda

2016  // 12 // 26

Have you ever been so excited but your momentum was just drained? Excitement’s good. But remember to recharge! I learned the hard way when I traveled to the Osaka Castle. Travel bloggers always tell you how important it is to charge your gadgets, but looks like I forgot to do so! Luckily, my phone was always on high battery, so I still got some good photos that day.

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So, What’s Up With Miniso?

I was curious about Miniso since it popped up in Robinson’s Place Manila. Y’all know I love Japanese aesthetic. But I didn’t get to check it out. What remained inside Miniso was still a mystery. Even after checking their official website, I still had more questions than answers.

Luckily, Miniso just opened a branch in Glorietta 2 last week. Oh yeah, a chance to see what’s inside!

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I Almost Died: An Inspirational Tale of Global Warming, Dehydration, and Blacking Out

Honestly, I’m a very positive person. Okay, I have a few worries here and there. But that’s part of life though.  We have to balance between joy and sorrow, all that, right? My life has been going pretty well anyway. New career opportunities, hanging out with my friends, being with my family…

But last week, I thought I was gone for good. I thought I was safe under so many trees and lots of grass. If I’m in touch with Mother Earth, I’d be fine. Either way though, global warming is an utter bitch who wants to take lives away.

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Monday Momentum // 17.03.27

The past week has been quite a roller coaster for me. I had a lot in store, but there was a moment of disruption with my personal life. But right now, I am very much okay. I’m on the recovery to better health, better state, and a better mind. 2 days in the hospital was pretty harrowing and I experienced death.  No s—t, Sherlock.

But it’s another week. Another week, another set of inspiration. So this week’s theme: being alive.

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Monday Momentum // 17.03.20

Chances are, you’re part of the lot who thinks like this:

Monday: I’m here!
You:

No matter what we do, Monday is a part of life. The only way to be at peace with Monday is to accept that it’s just there. Or at least, look at it this way: it’s a brand new page for this week. You wanted a fresh start? Monday’s a part of the package, deal with it.

So I created Monday Momentum to curate inspiration at the start of the week. This is now a weekly thing for 1) you to get better #MondayMotivation, and 2) a creative idea that keeps me writing in this blog too.

Sit back, and relax with me as we get our vibes going! (I’ll start with quotes for now.)

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