What a crazy year 2019 has become…

The 22-year-old me last year envisioned this time solely dedicated to pursuing my passion and practicing persistence. Only to end up now with half-blank pages of my journal and almost 70% of unachieved goals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Surprisingly, I became happier even though things didn’t go as planned. I felt that it was a year of freedom from the walls I’m unconsciously building that I initially thought were stairs for success.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Upon reflecting on how crazy 2019 has become with all the battles I fought silently (interpersonal and intrapersonal), I learned that the right perspective is really the key to a better life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Most important, God’s will is always better than mine, no matter how well-planned my goals are.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Just writing this, so I’ll have a reference next year when I ponder on how I live my 2020.


To the people who I’ve talked to, laughed with, and spent time this 2019,

THANK YOU and MAY 2020 BE OUR YEAR OF STRONG FAITH, TRUE LOVE, HEALING, GOOD HEALTH, AND PURE BLISS.


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Just a gentle reminder

Just a gentle reminder,
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THINGS WILL ALWAYS WORK OUT FOR YOU ✨


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You just have to:
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(1) Make peace within you, because it all starts from the inside;
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(2) Know that things might not always end up the way you wanted, but sure you will get what’s meant for you; and
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(3) To believe is to see. Believe in Him, even though you haven’t seen it yet–btw, it’s called Faith. 💕


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Resto-Rax: Great Food, Great Style

I think it’s high time to talk about this brand as I learned that they’ll transfer to a new location in order to serve more foodies out there, especially people from the South!

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Resto-Rax was established in 2015 by the newlywed couple, Mr. Raymart and Mrs. Eldy Jane Magpantay. It has a music band theme, evident in the design of the whole place and interestingly, on names in their food menu. Below is what I ordered, Nickelback’s burger with fries and drinks.

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One thing that is very compelling to know is that their burger patties are especially made by Mr. Magpantay with his own recipe. Assuring customers that it’s mouthwatering and truly one-of-a-kind.

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Me while waiting for our orders below. Hihi :”>

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 Meet my friends: Krystalene and Suzene!

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Tagaytay Chronicles | Charito by Bag of Beans

Honestly, whenever I need to look for a restaurant to catch up with friends, I first consider the place’s vibes and the interior design, before I even take heed of their menu. It must be a place where we can comfortably talk nonstop and at the same time, instagrammable.

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Then voila, found this! I and my college best friend went to Charito, one of the branches of Bag of Beans line. Its overall design has a retro-elegant aura consisting of black and whites, gold, and personalized touch of greens through the plants.

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We came a bit late, but during daylight, you can have a view of the captivating Taal Lake and Volcano at the veranda.

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Belt Bag is Back!

Belt bags or waist bags might have been back on track in quite some time now, but I can’t still conceal that I’m happy it did.

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I’m actually the type who almost brings her whole house when traveling or who always looks like I have a 3-day camp with my everyday stuff. I’m far from becoming a light traveler. Yet, it’s always good to challenge yourself while staying in style.

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