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?