26 November 2020

A/W 2019: Pumpkin Patchin'

If seasons were colors, Autumn would be orange. But not your typical, bright, obnoxious orange; rather, somewhat like burnt sienna. Still vibrant and warm like its predecessor, Summer, but with a hint of restraint. Like a youngling who, deep inside, is actually an old soul. Or better yet, a grownup who never lost his childlike wonder. After all, if spring is about new life, then perhaps Autumn would be somewhere within the 40s age bracket?

25 July 2020

The Big Switch

A little over a year ago, I decided to live in a more eco-friendly way. For small beginnings, I reduced my consumption of single-use plastics-- like carrying around my own set of utensils, using my personal tumbler when buying drinks, and using an eco-bag for shopping. Throughout the process, I realized that while they may feel quite inconvenient, these tiny sacrifices actually could make a difference.

Out of all my lifestyle adjustments, the greatest one is probably this: ditching disposable feminine products. In lieu of those, I have switched to using a menstrual cup. It's not an option that many are aware of, so I am sharing my story in the hopes of inspiring others to try it as well. Trust me, it's something that benefits not only the environment, but also yourself!

27 December 2018

Getting My First Tattoo

As the year comes to a close, I can only think of how crazy 2018 has been! Normally, I would be coming up with a year-end recap post. But this time around, I would like to dedicate a post to my proudest moment this year and maybe in my lifetime so far-- getting a tattoo!

The date was August 26, 2018. I clearly remember because it was a long weekend, and the timing was definitely one of the many things I considered. I'm not kidding when I say I prepared long and hard for this (saving up some money, doing heavy research, etc.)-- read more below the cut to find out!

22 September 2018

Kamakura: Kyoto of the East

Located in the Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Tokyo, Kamakura is also a must-see if you have time to spare to go outside of the capital. The city is abundant in Buddhist and Shinto temples, which is why some people hail it as the "Kyoto of the East".  One can very well spend an entire day exploring the city; however, we decided to limit ourselves to covering a few tourist spots in half-a-day. Read up on how we spent our time in Kamakura below the cut!

04 August 2018

Yokohama: Noodles Over Canoodles

True story: I could hear the rain pouring hard as I began writing this story within the comforts of home. Even with bursts of sunshine in between days, the rainy season is truly upon us. Cuddle weather, ramen weather, whatever-you-wish-to-call-it weather, it definitely makes us want something that will keep us warm. That's why I find it really timely posting about our quick day-trip to Yokohama last April. Wonder what makes it timely? Well, read on to find out!