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Atumn in my Heart

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   Fall – everybody’s abuzz about it lately. Cool -ber months are upon us which means it’s the season for knitted sweaters and plaid flannels, warm pumpkin spice lattes and apple pies. But from where I’m currently living, we just leave our autumn dreams to the imagination. Dressing up our space to match this season’s mood has always cheered me up. I used  ...

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Lifestyle, Visuals

Café Xela

Coffee and friends make the perfect blend.     —Anonymous How do you spend a perfect rainy afternoon? At a cute cafe, with a cup of yummy latte and a good book plus company of friends you’ve known since kindergarten days! Agree? Definitely yes! You see, I’ve been home for a week now and barely left the house. It’s been raining nonstop and honestly, I miss it after living in the sandpit for years. It is quite refreshing to hear the sound of droplets against the glass  ...

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Lifestyle, Visuals

Sunday Mornings

“The sun just touched the morning; The morning, happy thing, Supposed that he had come to dwell, And life would be all spring.” ―Emily DIckinson   Don’t you just love waking up to a good day, breakfast in bed with the agenda of just finishing a good book or listening to your favorite records? Nothing like a lazy, easy-breezy, good old-fashioned Sunday morning, eh? I don’t know about you but for me, this is what happy looks like. I hope y’all have the same! Have a  ...

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Travel, Visuals

Words, Art, Love and Life: A Visual Diary

Me: “You’re always saving me.” Art: “This is what I’m here for.”         All photos from this post were taken during the SIKKA Art Fair on March 20, 2017 in Bastakiya Quarter, one of Dubai’s old historical neighborhoods. Being a creatives enthusiast myself, I am and will always be drawn to the arts in whatever form they may be. Through this visual diary of words and mixed media projects, I hope I have ignited a spark of  ...

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Travel, Visuals

Hong Kong in Photos: Where It All Started

Ever wondered how my love for travelling started? My first experience with traveling abroad was to Hong Kong with my family back in October 2011. Since then, I knew in my heart that it’s going to be a part of my life forever. For Kent and me, it was our first trip together too and my first time to bring around my first and only DSLR camera. So many firsts, right? Looking back, I’m glad to have captured some of the best moments of our trip.   May I present: HONG KONG, A  ...

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A Daytrip to the Artsy Suburbs

Welcome to Pinto Art Museum, a hip cultural art space situated in Silangan Gardens in Antipolo, Rizal, about a 40-minute ride from busy Manila. It’s currently home to a number of galleries and over a hundred paintings, sculptures and art installations. This museum has come a long way since opening its doors in 2000, and to date is a crowd favorite and a trendy place for artists, hipsters, bloggers and instagrammers. If you’re into art like me or just want to get away for the  ...

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