Tuesday, July 12, 2016

No Longer a Storm Disguised as a Cloudy Evening

I've been looking back on past relationships (and almost-relationships) a lot lately. (I blame that stupid On This Day thing on Facebook! Lol.) And I've noticed that I was an annoying piece of shit most of the time.

My On This Days are filled with rants and depressing realisations and on the days when I actually have something good to say about the guys that I was dating, I usually withheld the bad stuff - and there was a lot of that… the bad stuff.

grey Top Gun top from Romwe / grey jogger pants from RRJ / yellow socks from Proppy Socks / triple black Airmax sneakers from Nike

Based on my On This Days, I was a very unhappy person. And if you've known me for the past five years, you'll know how much shit I've gone through in terms of men guys cheaters and I've done nothing but whine and complain about my so-called "love life". Well, things have finally changed for the better (and I actually mean it this time :p).

It may be a bit early to be talking about 'forever', but I have finally found someone I can truly be my true self with. It isn't until I met Julian that I realised that I had been settling for less than I wanted all this time.

Yes, I dated some great guys along the way and I really liked all of them at the time, but there was always something that I simply settled for because I believed that nobody could be perfect. Since I believed that there was no such thing as perfect, I lowered my personal standards and tried to make things work. They never did.

I know this sounds like such codswallop (I personally never believed my friends whenever they told me this, either), but there is such a thing as a perfect someone out there for you. They may not be a perfect person, in general, but they will be perfect for you.

According to On This Day, I was at a bookstore with a guy two years ago and I squealed when I saw a book I had been looking for. The guy I was with at the time told me to please keep it down and asked me to keep my weirdness at bay because we were in public.

These days, whenever I squeal - no matter how stupid the reason - Julian just laughs and tells me he loves me. He also speaks English well, so we communicate well (I never have to cringe inside because of poor grammar or anything!) and he supports my job, crazy schedule and last-minute cancellations like no other.

Obviously, everyone has their own set of standards and what they deem important in my life. For me, that's language, weirdness, geekiness, work and Syrena - and I am so god darned lucky to have finally found someone who accepts everything about me and understands my priorities in life.

So, if you're recently heartbroken or are currently re-considering your decisions of the heart, remember that you should never settle. No matter what. There is someone perfect for you out there. Believe. :)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Disney Channel Apps: Fun and Parental Security in One

Fellow mommies, rejoice! It is now possible to watch Disney programs with our kids wherever and whenever we want to, thanks to Globe's newest apps: Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (obviously, we downloaded all of them :p).

My 6-year-old daughter Syrena is a huge Disney fan - just like me. :D Unfortunately, I don't have cable TV in my room, so whenever she wants to binge-watch her favorite Disney channels, she has to bicker with my dad over the TV in his room. And when she wins, I don't get to monitor her TV-watching habits.

Now that these apps exist, I won't just get to enjoy fun Disney programs with Syrena; I'll also get to properly monitor what she watches every single day.

If you're a fellow Globe subscriber, then you can enjoy a 30-day free trial of the apps by signing up for a Globe Interactive Account. After that, you can enjoy full access to this premium content through the Disney129 or Disney299 subscription plans or by signing up for GoSURF999 and up subscription plans. Even without a Globe Interactive Account, though, you can still enjoy limited video on demand content through the apps.

The Disney Channels Apps are available on supported devices including any iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running on iOS 7.0 and above, and Android smartphones and tablet devices running on Android 4.1 and above.

For more information on the apps, visit sea.disney.asia/Disney-app

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gigi Hadid is the Newest Face of Team Penshoppe!

Penshoppe never ceases to amaze me. Every time they announce a new face in their team, I am always in awe, standing there with my mouth open, slow-clapping while slowly shaking my head because… just… WOW. And, of course, they have done it again: this time around, Penshoppe has welcomed Gigi Hadid to the team - and everyone went wild at the news (so much so, in fact, that people thought I was joking when I tweeted about it after the event).

Yes, this is foreal, guys!!!

Still don't believe me? Then watch Gigi's video for Penshoppe here:

Here's to hoping she'll come visit Manila soon!

Coz come on: who wouldn't want to meet Gigi Hadid, especially after she had that stunning #relationshipgoals photo shoot with Zayn Malik - a shoot I loved so much, it ended up on my iPhone's wallpaper for a while. <3

Clearly, there's no stopping Penshoppe on its mission to put the Philippines front and centre in the glamorous world of international fashion.

Gigi's first campaign with Penshoppe is all about the Penshoppe Power Stretch jeans, a line of specialty pants that are so soft, comfy and stretchable that you can do yoga in them (no joke!) Check out some of the photos at the fashion show that we witnessed before the big Gigi reveal:

As you can see, the jeans are fashionable enough to be worn on casual days out and even on nights out, but what I love the most about them is that you won't feel constricted in them at all. In fact, you won't even feel like you're wearing jeans to begin with.

Why did they choose Gigi for this? Well, Jeff Bascon, Brand Director of Penshoppe, explains that Gigi's personality simply suits the Power Stretch Jeans best.

"These pieces were designed for girls who just won't sacrifice comfort for style. Gigi is just that. She has a naturally relaxed fashion style that is mainly composed of skinny pants, a crop top or t-shirt, and cool sneakers."

Hmm. Sounds a lot like my own fashion style. No wonder I love these jeans so much. Haha. Seriously, though. I would highly recommend you try the jeans. They're so stretchy and comfy, I'm actually going to be trying them out in an Aerial Hoop class this week. I'll let you know how that goes. :)

The Penshoppe Power Stretch Jeans are now available in stores nationwide! For more updates, like Penshoppe on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @penshoppe