Can I just say that I miss blogging?
When I started my (travel) blog project for this year, my aim was to make sure that I post at least one blog entry per month. And since September, I think that has been the case! So thanks to my featured travelers for making this blog still “active.” Haha!
So it’s already December, huh? Honestly, I’m not even sure if I can still complete my blog project even though I have one month left! But yeah, a lot of things have happened in the past few months. Some are “bloggable,” some are not. And for the things that belong to the latter, let’s keep them that way. *insert evil laugh here*
But to make the long story short, I’m currently in search of finding the right “career” for me. Yes, I’m unemployed once again. It has been that way for more than two weeks now, actually. So please pray for my “work” life.
As for my love life, well…
Well, I think it’s about time to say THANK YOU to all those who “prayed” for it. Wahahahaha! But seriously, if there’s one thing I learned this year, it’s that good things come to those who wait… and in UNEXPECTED ways. Who knew that I’d meet my boyfriend this year? WHO KNEW?!?! (Hindi niyo ‘man lang ako sinabihan! Hahaha!)
Kidding aside, I think it’s about time that I introduce to all of you my boyfriend, Paul. ♥
As for our “love story,” can we just reserve the mushiness for February? I’m just glad that my Christmas 2012 won’t be as “cold” as I expected it to be! THE LADY IS IN… love. Definitely.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone! Enjoy the rest of your December!!!
I’m no expert blogger. You can call me a “hobby blogger” or whatever. But me, I’m simply a “blogger” — no need to precede it with any adjective found in the dictionary. I’m simply just a person who enjoys rambling for I just can’t keep my thoughts to myself.
A blogger. A simple blogger. (And there goes the adjective! Hahaha!)
Anyway, THIS “simple blogger” can seriously say that BLOGGING is for EVERYONE. And since overgeneralization is in vogue nowadays, heavens yes — that includes YOU!
So why? Why should there be more <insert adjective here> bloggers in the cyber world? Well…
…a form of “therapy.” Whether you’re angry, happy, sad, IN LUUURVE, or just plain bored, blogging can help you! Well, at least that’s what it does for me. Expressing your feelings through words is, no doubt, therapeutic. If you’re not convinced, the only way to prove that is to TRY IT. So go ahead, blog away!
…a “time capsule.” Aside from ALWAYS thinking of topics that may interest your readers, why not just document how your day went. It can be as simple as going to a mall and then suddenly bumping into an old friend you haven’t seen in years, or it can be as grand as traveling to Antarctica where no one else has been to except for scientists (oh yes you can!), blog about it.
A picture can PAINT a thousand words. But a blog? Aside from already having pictures, a blog can SHOW exactly your feelings through words. It can show how you felt on that exact same day you went to the mall or traveled to Antarctica. Plus, it’s easier to “go back in time” through your “archives” widget, don’t cha think? Heehee.
Blogging can give you…
…improved (writing) skills. I may not be a big shot in writing, I may not be friends with J.K. Rowling (which sucks ’cause I hear she’s even richer than the Queen!), I may not be a Freshly Pressed blogger here on WordPress (are you hearing this WordPress?! Haha!), but I get to be “published” with just a click of a button!
On top of that, there’s no pressure. I don’t have to worry about what my editor will say or what errors I will commit. I don’t even have to get disappointed when my “marketing strategy” fails for not having enough hits on one blog post. Why? ’Cause I’m ALL that when it comes to my blog. I edit it, I proofread it, and I “market” it (thanks Facebook and Twitter). Most importantly, I “learn” every time my fingers get in touch with my keyboard. Count them together and I already have a total of FOUR SKILLS I was able to improve just by blogging. So if you’re in need of a budding editor/proofreader/marketing assistant/learner, just give me a call, will ya?
And oh! Before I forget, some people have actually been telling me that there’s a big improvement in my writing skills (yay, another improved skill!) compared to the way I wrote in one of my previous blogs — all thanks to the never-ending “lessons” I get, one blog entry at a time.
…followers. In the form of your
stalkers readers, of course. Kidding aside, whether they’re your family, friends, colleagues, or even strangers, be appreciative for being appreciated. After all, they took the time to read what you typed for hours. Bonus is if they LIKE what you typed, too!
So to you my dear readers, A BIG THANK YOU!!!
…self-fulfillment. Aside from being read by others, you should also think of YOURSELF. In the first place, you blogged because of YOU — yourself, and YOU. Your readers, number of likes, comments — those are just icing on the cake. Your actual “cake” should be blogging just the way it is. The way you were able to finally let all those thoughts out. Fulfilling? Most of, if not all the time, YES!
…the meaning of passion. If you don’t call something-you-keep-doing-because-you-enjoy-it-thoroughly-even-though-you-don’t-get-paid-for-it A PASSION, then I don’t know what that is! ’Nuff said.
Through blogging, you can inspire others in your own little way.
I’ve had some people (okay, less than 10 but more than five peeps) tell me that they’ve been inspired to blog because of my blog. THIS blog — this very blog you’re reading right now. (Whew, that’s plenty of “blogs” in one paragraph!) Anywhooo…
For me, that person was Patty Laurel.
Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve been blogging even waaay before I thought of “being a lady,” but I still wasn’t THAT into it. But when I stumbled upon Idol Patty‘s blog, I knew that she was the “push” I needed to go all the way. So thanks, Patty Laurel — thanks for inspiring me to blog!
As for you, yes YOU! As in the one reading this post — I hope you get to be inspired, too.
So why should YOU blog?
Honestly, you’re still the only one who can answer that. I’ve already told you my reasons… and if you don’t see any point in them, well, that’s really not my problem anymore. I say (for the nth time), to each his own.
At least I get to do something I enjoy. Heck, I can even choose any adjective I want to describe my form of blogging. Question is, do you get to do the same thing?
Oh what the heck, you don’t even have to answer that! I say, START BLOGGING NOW!!!
Your resident Lady blogger,
(At the end of the day, I still settled for being called The Lady! KCACO.)
I love malls. However, I only go to those located in Makati (Ayala Malls and Power Plant), Manila (Robinsons Place), and Pasay (MOA). Other than those malls are considered out of my “territory” if I may say. So when Kanebo Philippines invited me again to another event in Megamall, I was so looking forward to a so-called “adventure!” Oo, isang malaking adventure na para sa’kin ang magpunta sa Megamall! Hahaha!
Of course, no adventure’s complete without sharing it with someone! So I asked one of my best girlfriends, Val, to go share this “adventure” with me.
The first stop of the “adventure” was the BEAUTY part = the Kanebo event. Having said that, I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks (again) to my friend Noriko Hanajima of Summit Media and Yannie Valencia of Kanebo Philippines.
Anyway, Kanebo Philippines held a mall animation featuring their Kate line — which is already my favorite makeup line! SWEAR!!!
Plus, Val and I were able to get free makeovers courtesy of Kanebo Philippines‘ Suzzanne Tan and more freebies!!!
Aside from the Kate line, one of my favorite Kanebo products is their Freshel White C Mineral BB Cream. I first used it two days ago, and I instantly fell in love with it!
I use the one in Natural Beige (but there’s also the Medium Beige shade) and for those BB cream junkies, this is definitely a MUST-TRY product!!! Today, I’m glad I was finally able to own one whole tube (after receiving a free sample from the previous Kanebo event I attended! Heehee.)
The second part of the “adventure” was the FOOD AND DRINKS part = Bubble Tea and Happy Lemon. Since I don’t get to go to Megamall that often, I wanted to try “something” that can be found there, but not in the malls I frequent.
Okay, there’s a Happy Lemon branch at Power Plant but still, this was just my second time to try it. AND my first try wasn’t even “happy!” For some time, I wasn’t a fan of Happy Lemon because I got disappointed when I first tried their Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese. I thought it was too overrated and tasted just like any ordinary iced chocolate. But today, that changed when I finally tried their Green Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese!!!
Oh well, to each his own. But yeah, consider me a fan already. HA HA HA
And the third part of our “adventure” was seeing our (former) officemates and lovebirds KC (with her family) and Leo at Megamall! Stay in love, you guyysss. ♥
Looking forward to my next MALL adventure,
Last week, I was able to attend a bloggers event by Kanebo Cosmetics.
“LIKE” Kanebo Philippines‘ Facebook page here.
Kanebo Cosmetics actually dates back in 1937.
“…The company entered the cosmetics industry in the following year  and quickly grew to become Japan’s second largest manufacturer of cosmetics. Kanebo Cosmetics products are now sold in 53 countries and regions around the world.
Kanebo Cosmetics spun off from Kanebo in 2004 as a company specialized exclusively in cosmetics. In 2006, it came under the wing of the Kao Group, Japan’s largest manufacturer of household consumer goods…” (To know more about Kanebo‘s Company Outline, click here.)
In fact, I remember that my mom used Kanebo waaay back when I was still a kid. So yeah, you can say that it’s already a tried-and-tested brand for years — heck, even generations! (Read: since the 1930′s.)
Anyway, Kanebo Philippines presented three product lines during the event: Impress, Kate, and Lunasol. ♥♥♥
I can say that Kate is more youth-oriented, while Lunasol is more high-end.
As for Impress, it “is a total anti-aging skincare product line for those who know the joy of keeping themselves refined.” Obviously, it’s a skincare line — which was actually launched on the day of the event.
Here are some things from the press kit for me to share with you:
And can I just emphasize more on “KATE”? As in Kate Beckinsale, Kate Winslet, and of course, KATE MIDDLETON! Hahaha, just kidding! But yes, KAAATE! I already love the “name,” so having a whole makeup line named after it is just. plain. PERFECT!!! At least for me, but you already know why. Heehee. ♥
Of course cocktails were served, and I even gained a new friend — Poala! Nice, huh?
And if that wasn’t enough, I got to bring home THESE:
Aside from the name (haha!), I’m already loving the Kate blush (I got the RD-1) because it’s very compact! It can easily fit into my bag and after months of searching for a new blush (yes, it’s been a long time coming), I think I finally found it — thanks to Kanebo‘s Kate line!
So a big THANK YOU to my friend Noriko Hanajima of Summit Media and Yannie Valencia of Kanebo Philippines for inviting me last week. Looking forward to THE next event! (Yes, there’s another one coming up! Heehee.)
Keep calm and (as Kanebo puts it) FEEL YOUR BEAUTY,
The Lady xoxo
To know more about Kanebo Philippines and where to buy their products,
I’d just like to say thanks to Ms. Teresa Wee Sit (or simply Tet) for making this LOVELY and WONDERFUL artwork (she only used paint!) for my blog.
I don’t just like it, I LOOOVE it!!! ♥
I’ve already mentioned several times that daPATTYLAUREL is my most favorite blogger! In fact, it’s actually her who I credit for “resurrecting” my interest in blogging after being on hiatus! (Masyado naman akong feeling at may haya-hiatus pa’kong nalalaman! Hahaha!)
Anyway, I still dream of meeting her in person… Like I said, she’s the “Kate Middleton” in my blogging life! But for now, I think I’ll be content with this:
WOAH. Was that for real?! @_@ How did I receive a one-of-a-kind note like this, you may ask? Very well. Let’s STOP here… And then press REPLAY.
Actually, Patty Laurel has several “contests” on her blog and luckily, I was able to win one!
It was the Neutrogena gift pack — which I was finally able to claim today!!! Yay! I had to answer the question: ”What’s your most effortlessly beautiful moment?” — at ang sagot, sa amin nalang ni Idol Patty yun! Sikretong malupit! Basta, it’s one kalurKEYT MIDDLETON answer! Nanalo nga ako diba? (Chos, bente kaya kaming nanalo!)
But seriously, naging totoo naman ako sa sarili ko… I swear! Naniniwala yata ako na honesty is STILL the best policy! Wahahahaha!
Wala lang. I just really had to blog about THIS!!! Of course, check out Idol Patty Laurel’s blog at http://dapattylaurel.blogspot.com/ :)
Thank you again, Idol Patty!!!
Mwah, mwah, mwah.
From one Idol to another…
Before I forget…
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the person who inspires me the most:
The Duchess of Cambridge
Your #1 fan,
Lady Mikhaela Georgette
I call this day (October 15, 2011) a blog-worthy one because I was able to attend this:
I’m so grateful for my school (yes, ANIMO LA SALLE!) for inviting established bloggers who are really worth emulating — especially for “aspiring” ones LIKE ME — to share their experiences with blogging! Also, I heard that this is going to be a quarterly thing (as in every school trimester) so YAY! YAY!! YAY!!! I just hope next time, they include my MOST FAVORITE BLOGGER, Patty Laurel! Heehee.
Anyway, the chosen speakers for this 2nd Bloggers Congress were:
Rob was just a replacement for his friend Christian San Jose, but I’ve to say, I think he did a good job at it! And he’s not just a talented artist, he’s really funny too! Haha!
Oh Saab! I think her talk was really simple, but very insightful. She kept on telling us that she wasn’t “prepared” because she didn’t make an outline or a presentation… but honestly, kung hindi pa siya prepared sa lagay na yun, pa’no pa kung prepared talaga siya? Her talk was really good — it was simple, funny, and a little “anything goes,” but I really think she pulled it off! And of course, she’s really, really pretty — as always!!!
Camille was stunning!!! I really learned A LOT from her talk (nice visuals, by the way!) I also really kept on staring at her (talk about being fashion-struck! Haha!) She’s. that. good-looking! An ultimate “eye candy.” Plus, she’s really nice too!
So the three aforementioned bloggers are all Ateneans! I love Arrneoww too (I’ve a lot of friends who think, live, breathe, and bleed “blue”), but of course we still can’t help loving our own! Heehee. Last BUT definitely NOT the least… the only Lasallian speaker… is…
Food and Travel Blogger
Two things you should know about him: Mercato Centrale and Midnight Mercato!!! Add to that his love for the country (and his passion to explore it) and you have one. awesome. FOOD AND TRAVEL BLOGGER! Inspirational indeed!
PLUS, he gave a lot of helpful tips (just zoom in the pictures):
Thanks again, La Salle!!!
Now for the other blog-worthiness of this day…
After the Bloggers Congress, my friend Lorenz and I went to the Mall of Asia to have our very own food trip!!!
But honestly, THIS is the highlight of it all:
Big Daddy’s Chicken
If you love MILK TEA just like MEEE, then I guess you’re already familiar with eating chicken chops from one famous local milk tea brand! But lo and behold, I think Big Daddy’s Chicken is the original — straight from Taiwan! I’m so happy I discovered this today!!! Simply DELISH!
Entertainment. Fashion. News. Travel. Whatnot. These are just some of the things you can stumble upon in the blogging world.
For me, my love for blogging started in my senior year in high school — but back then, all I did was sign up on different weblog servers, write a post or two, and that was it! I wasn’t really able to keep track of those. But fast forward to college, social networking was already at its peak, and Multiply became my blogging medium. Most of my Multiply posts are a tad personal, so if you’re not my contact, you won’t be able to read them. But just to give you a gist, they were mostly about the beauty of living the teenage life and the wonders of experiencing your first heartache (oh college!) HA HA HA
Anyway, after college, my blogging stint leveled up because I finally got paid for doing it! Of course it was short-lived (it was a one-year contract), but that experience is what I credit for truly sparking my interest in blogging.
After that… voila! I suddenly discovered WordPress, and here we all are today! But if you’re going to browse through my blogging history (see right column), you’ll notice that this blog and I kind of had a love-hate relationship AT FIRST. Again, emphasis on “AT FIRST.” Heehee. But thanks to Patty Laurel (she’s one of my favorite bloggers, but more on her later), my “relationship” with THIS BLOG and blogging in general just got better and better! Having said that, I actually refer to 2011 as MY BLOGGING YEAR! ♥
In fact, I think blogging and I will have the BEST relationship ever! Aside from writing my own blog, I’m now also drawn to reading other blogs — which is actually the whole point of this post! Hahaha! So I’ll stop rambling now and go straight to the point — LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I’d like to introduce to you the other bloggers who keep me company whenever I do one of my favorite hobbies: surfing the net!
Of course each blog (and blogger) is unique, so feel free to find WHAT and WHO interest you:
The Good That Won’t Come Out
I’ve already said it before, and I’ll say it again. The girl’s not just a talented actress, but a skilled writer too! I love her play with words and her honesty in her posts. I love the way she writes! Period.
The Diary of A Supergirl Wannabe!
She’s Bianca freakin’ Gonzales! She’s a celebrity, model, host, traveler, and of course, WRITER! What more could you ask for?
Camille Tries to Blog
Camille Co is a fashion goddess! I always find myself in awe whenever I STARE (yes “stare” and not just “look!”) at her fashion posts! If I were to meet a genie, I’d wish to have Camille Co‘s closet! Heehee.
And she replied:
Traveling’s what he does best! And not just simple traveling or budget traveling, but GRAND TRAVELING! This guy is a licensed medical doctor by day, and a traveler most of the time! Sometimes I even wonder how he does it… you know, be a doctor and a traveler? Where does he get all. that. TIME? Siya naaa!
The Tangled Web
Jiggy Cruz is a self-proclaimed geek! And yes, that’s a good thing, people! If I may say, his blog is “geekiness” at its best. And I swear, I really DON’T mean that in a bad way!!!
Brave New World
Thinking. Running. Feeling
Maria Ressa = GREAT JOURNALIST. If you don’t know her and still need more convincing, I have only one question for you: SERIOUSLY?!
But anyway, heads up! Her posts are all about serious stuff — REALLY, REALLY SERIOUS STUFF. No “haha-s” or “LOLs” allowed.
Another fashion blogger! I don’t exactly know how to describe her blog, but I guess I’ll go for cute AND sweet? Hehe.
Oh, just be prepared to have that I-want-to-have-a-makeover thinking once you read her blog!
Come Waste Your Time with Me
Weee! I can’t emphasize enough how I adore and thankful I am for Idol Patty! Yes, I even call her “idol.” Simply put, she’s the “Kate Middleton” in my blogging life! Haha! Idol Patty talks about anything and everything under the sun, but what I like best about her is her TRAVELS! If you want to know what I’m saying, check this out! Plus, drop by her blog EVERY TUESDAY for her “Travel Tuesday” posts. Simply looove.
Saab Magalona is a freelance blogger. Her posts are entertaining, prizes/contests interesting, and just overall WORTH EMULATING! ’Nuff said.
And then of course, there’s my BLOGROLL!!! If you want MORE interesting “blog” reads, then I suggest you see my complete list on the right column of this blog. The more, the merrier indeed!
I’d also suggest THIS BLOG OF MINE but then again, if you’re already reading this very post, then you’re already reading my blog! Hahaha, redundant much!
Anyway, HAPPY READING!!! ♥