Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Do not settle.

So, I saw this on Cosmopolitan Philippines' Facebook page today:

And then I wrote this:

Dear Cosmo,

No. Just no.
Please do not tell women to settle.

If a woman wants a Stan Smith, she should get a Stan Smith.

And yes, I know it can be hard to find a Stan Smith nowadays, but if that's what you really want, then that's what you should get.

And if you want it in green, then you should go the extra mile to find it in green.

Don't get it in pink just because "andyan na eh" or coz "pwede na yan, cute naman eh".

No. Do not settle.

Find those gosh darned green Stan Smiths coz you deserve them.

And when I say green Stan Smiths, I mean the originals. Don't get the fake ones coz they're "easier to find" and coz "less hassle". You'll just end up spending more on something that merely felt like the real thing, but wasn't.

Again: do not settle.

And trust me: a Stan Smith is worth the wait. It will be exactly what you dreamt it would be. You just need to be patient.

Lil Miss Hugot

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Back from the Dead

It's annoying how I start off every year sick.

In 2015, after telling myself, "This is my year!", I ended up spending the first two months in the hospital and in utter pain, with everything culminating in the loss of what would have been my second child.

And now, in 2016, after once again telling myself, "This is my year!", I ended up spending half a month sick and in utter pain. And now I'm here with a horrible cough, unable to walk or shower without feeling dizzy, and wishing there were some way to get my half-a-month back.

Anyway, I'm clearing out my laptop and found these year-old photos that I never got to post. Please do forgive my utter disregard for makeup during the time that these photos were taken. Gross.

Beatles shirt (gift from J) / black shorts from Gold Dot / denim jacket (ukay) / R2-D2 pin from Popjunklove / white and orange sneakers from Stampede

On the plus side, I haven't had coffee or cigarettes in half a month and I think it's doing wonders for my complexion. I lost a ton of weight, too, though my boyfriend says I look sickly.

Still, it's sad that everyone is already in the groove of 2016 and I haven't even started my year yet. I didn't even get to make New Year's resolutions… are those still a thing?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Identity Crisis

I've had this blog for a few years now, but have never really thought about the content of it too much. Yes, I wrote in it every now and then, filling it up with things that I love along with a few sponsored posts here and there, but I just realised it has never had any direction or real purpose. It's just a place for me to write and to vent.

Well, now, I kind of want it to be more than just that. I want it to embody who I am as a person and, more importantly, as a geek.

white shirt from RRJ / faux denim cover-up from Folded and Hung / black shorts from Dorothy Perkins / awesome kicks from Nike / white watch from Tomato Time

Let's face it: while I post photos of me and my clothes in here, I'm not really the typical fashown fashion blogger who super dresses up and looks perfect from head to toe.

As such, I don't even claim to be a fashion blogger to begin with. In fact, I'm fine with not standing out when I go to different places because, well, that's just who I am and I don't want to pretend otherwise.

While I do love clothes, nothing makes me go crazier than geeky finds. I'm a casual and comfy dresser and I love injecting geekiness into the mix whenever I can because it's those lil geeky things that really make me go nuts when I'm out shopping somewhere.
Also, I like wearing things that people in the South (where I'm from) would actually be able to wear without being looked at or judged. Coz let's face it: the South is a judge-y place.

So, this 2016, I vow to blog about nothing but geeky things. True to my blog name Wonder Woman Rises, I vow to always have something geeky in every single post. I know I'm starting this off with a post that has nothing remotely geeky in it, but that's going to change from now on.

It may not be what everyone wants nor is it something that everyone will be able to relate to, but I want this blog to be a true representation of who I am and I think that's the best way to do it.

While you will still see the same posts about movies, my daughter, my life and my clothes, expect to see much more geekiness, as well. :D I'll also be blogging more often. :) Hoping for your continued support!

Also, please do leave your blog links in the comments section. I miss reading other people's blogs. :)