Light Up the Yard

When you think about decorating your yard or any other place in your home with lights, you almost always think of Christmas. Many designers and landscape artists would agree that the lights at ChristmasLightsEtc.com can be used for all occasions. They are actually budget-friendly ways to beautify your home’s exteriors. Look for design inspirations online or consult with your home design expert to find out what types of decorative lighting you need. With the host of options available, you will not run out of products that suit your taste and preference. There are a few key tips to keep in Read More …

Priceless Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

As I see the end of April just being around the corner, I stopped for a while to think of things to look forward to this May. I do not know if this is normal, but I tend to do this on or before a month’s end. Anyway, aside from Kimchi Man’s legal birthday, Mother’s day is one of the next month’s highlighted events for me. For sure, a lot of individuals particularly children is anticipating it. With that, various s both online and offline are offering gift ideas for everyone to give. Discounts and promotions are also offered for Read More …

Fotor: My Newest Photo Editing App Favorite

As a blogger, it is very important to take photos of clothes, events, portraits and landscapes for my site. Pictures make every article more interesting to read, so I always make it a point to include at least one in a post. As much as I am happy with the quality of the raw photos my Samsung Galaxy S4 takes, I still love playing with effects, filters, borders, and stickers using photo editing applications and software. Whenever I see a vibrant and colorful photo, I always wonder how to do that. Hence, my continuous search for photo editing apps. Few Read More …

My Valentine’s Day Outfit

Would you be my Valentine? How many times have you been asked by this question? More importantly, how many times have you received this from someone you like? What did you answer? Last February 14, I have never expected to see a lot of people going out exactly on Valentine’s Day. Wherever I looked red, I saw red, and I meant it literally. Bunches of red roses along with heart sticks and teddy bears were being sold by street vendors along the pedestrian lanes, while shopping malls and restaurants were competing each other for the best Valentine-decorated place. Also, hotels, Read More …

My Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Who wouldn’t know today’s date? Since the start of the year, many of us were already looking forward to this red-letter day. Social media and commercial industries did not fail to remind us about this huge event, especially if you are in a relationship. Couples were both excited and stressed, while single people tried not to give a fig about this holiday. Whichever group you are in, I’m afraid no one can escape to witness heart decorations in shopping malls, romantic songs on the radio, statuses on Facebook and Twitter, and promo deals by restaurants and hotels for Valentine’s Day. Read More …

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Living in the Philippines, a beautiful hodgepodge of cultures and races, has its own perks. Aside from our local tradition, we also observe various festivals celebrated by foreign communities residing here. With the country’s mission to respect and tolerate every one’s beliefs, religions, and races, the government leads the nation to accept the diversified culture only found in the Pearl of the Orient. Since Spanish regime, Chinese started flocking the archipelago and over time, the influx of these Asian foreigners paved the way for the creation of Chinese communities all over the Philippines. Due to intermarriages among Filipinos, these communities Read More …

My 2014 Bucket List

At the start of the year, we start making New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists. For New Year’s resolutions, the simple they are, the better. As mentioned in my previous post, we tend to associate resolutions with unattainable, almost impossible dreams and wishes that made us easily give up on them after a few tries. With basic and realistic resolutions, we can find them easier to achieve even through small improvement. As for bucket lists, these are the “things to do before I die or before a specific time ends” kind of thing. There is really no limit in here Read More …

New Year, New You | Better 2014

It is that time of the year again when we create resolutions and bucket lists for the New Year. More often than not, we list down things that we want to change for the better – personality, attitude, outlook in life, healthy diet, study and work mode, among others. However, over the years people tend to consider their resolutions as wishes; they think of something very appealing yet sometimes not easy to achieve. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong about dreaming big, but we must also consider the feasibility of our dreams in relation to our target schedule. Read More …

Show Your Appreciation on Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with family and friends and celebrate how grateful we are this year. Blessings received, relationships strengthened, opportunities grabbed, promotions accepted, and items bought are among those things we are thankful for. Even though there were times that made us feel down and hopeless, we still see the positive things 2013 has brought to us. Hence, the Thanksgiving Day. In Philippines, we do not follow the American Thanksgiving Day celebration. We don’t even have it on the same day. Instead, I think my country concentrates on Christmas Read More …

Unite for a Stronger Philippines

Last November 8, super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoon ever recorded, hit the Philippines, destroyed homes, flooded provinces, and left thousands of people displaced and dead. Filipinos did not expect the adverse effect of storm surge brought by Yolanda, so a lot were caught unaware by the sudden rush of seawater from the coast of Leyte. Weather officials said ‘Yolanda’ had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. By those measurements, ‘Yolanda’ would be comparable to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S., Read More …