Unique Blogger Award – Nomination

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The Unique Blogger Award

You know the saying “when it rains it pours“, that doesnt have to be negative all the time it can happen on a positive note as well. I just got tagged again! AAAH! So happy to be nominated by Grace of gracetheblogger. She does beauty, fashion, food, travel, and book review– basically everything! Thank you so much for this, I’m so happy. This is such a motivation to do better at blogging. 🙂

 

The Rules:

  1. Answer questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  1. Share the blog link of the blogger who nominated you.
  1. Nominate 8-13 bloggers for the award.
  1. Provide three questions for nominees.

 

Grace’s Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite book?

I just recently re-read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton and it is one of my fave. My other latest faves are on my coffee reads

2. What is an ideal day for you?

I love  a day where I get things done and then I’d have my cup of coffee while writing in my journal.

3. Where would you most like to travel?

My current dream destination is Spain. So in love with the place! 


My turn to nominate, I nominate these cool bloggers who makes blogosphere a nice place:

My questions for you are:

  1. How does your sky look right now?
  2. Current cravings
  3. Hopes for 2018?

Can’t wait to read your answers. All the love!

-Hafsa

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Awesome Blogger Award

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Awesome Blogger Award

 

Hello everyone! I hope youre all doing well. I’m so happy to tell you I just got nominated in the Awesome Blogger Award! Yeey~ This is gonna be my very first nomination, so my heart is intensely happy and overly excited for this. Hihi.  Thank you so so much to the lovely Alys for considering me as a nominee. She makes really great content about travel, mental heath and lifestyle. I would really appreciate it if you do check out her page, she is amazing!

In case you don’t know what Awesome Blogger Award is.

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.” Created by Miss Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

Alys’s Questions:

  1. What book had the greatest impact on you?

Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is the main reason why I got into journaling and then like a domino everything nice just started piling on.

  1. Which person do you consider your greatest influence?

Creative wise, I think everyone on the blogosphere really helped me get into more doing in the crafts that I truly enjoy. In real life though, it’s my mom that really helped me become the way that I am today.

  1. If you could experience life in a decade from the past, which would you choose?

I’m torn to going back to the golden age where I don’t care about anything other than getting a new beautiful crayola set or the time I should’ve been more kind to myself.

  1. What TV show could you not stop watching?

When I was a kid I was so obsessed with  Mr. Bean – The Cartoon Series that I tried to copy teddy but then I lost her. Up til now, I still love Mr. Bean.

  1. Where’s your favourite place in the world?

A place where there’s coffee, a bed, nice weather and a good read — aka my room.

  1.  If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

One thing, I’d buy my parents a home.

  1. What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt from 2017?

2017 was a roller coaster ride for me, I had my highest ups and my lowest down. My biggest take out is to treat myself the right ways.

  1. What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

I love having a good cup of coffee while writing things down my journal.

  1. What’s the most unusual thing you did last year?

Last year was the year I went out of my comfort zone the most. I couldn’t be any more grateful for that.

  1. What song/s make you happy?

*just checked my Most Played Playlist hihi* LOVE by Lana del Rey would be my song of the year. Instantly puts me in a nice mood.


My nominees are the awesome owners of these awesome blogs:

My questions for you are:

  1. What is your favorite quote that you return to again and
    again?
  2. How’s your day today?
  3. What’s your favorite weather and why?
  4. What’s your favorite songs at the moment?
  5. How do you enjoy your favorite drink?
  6. What’s one thing you can’t live without?
  7. What’s your current obsession?
  8. Any life hack you can share?
  9. What’s one of your favorite posts you’ve written recently?
  10. What is your favorite hobby and why?

Can’t wait to read your answers. All the love! ❤

-Hafsa

 

 

A Mini Photobook: Cotabato and Contradictions

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I’ve never told anyone about it but I’ve visited Cotabato City. Some time ago, I went with people I’ve met for the first time and stayed for 4 days. It was almost a forced trip even though I went with my own two feet and my mind very conscious.  And while I didn’t go there for fun, I’d say I’m grateful I went. For most parts, Cotabato is everything but my expectations.

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Cotabato is a sweet magic of its own. A thoroughly disarming city adorned by culture and diversity, of modernization and passé, of bustling alleys and calm forests –wrapped in different layers of contradiction. But at the end of the day, even with all her chaos, it ever so slowly grows on you and you get familiarity with all of its quirks.

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How bout you folks? Where are your recent visits? Or future visits?

My Journal

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It is almost end of the year and I still suck at journaling. Nevertheless, it’s still an achievement that I made an official one. I started journaling a few years ago but it was never a real thing, like with the monthly entries, themes, and the whatnots. It was plainly for writing down random stuff and whenever I feel like it.

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Don’t be shock but I started midway of 2017. Bc July is my birth month! Hihi

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For October I decided to go with a blue theme. 

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This was a travel entry from my trip in Manila. 

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This one’s a little special bc it’s self reflection entry.

I’m hoping to get better at doing more journals and arts. I  really just enjoy the process of doing it and flipping back through the past entries. For now, I will be sharing some of the entries that I made. Hope you like them!

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P.S. I did try scanning them but I didn’t like how it went. So, I collaged it into a gif bc sayang ang effort ko. Hahahaha.

Caffeinated Thought: Love

There was a girl who grew up poor of love, so growing up she craved for it. With a dear heart, she started looking for love then. ”I looked everywhere” she said “but still I couldn’t find it” . She searched in every crack, in every ocean, in every hand she held, in every eye she stared. “Maybe it’s just not meant for me” Or maybe you weren’t looking at the right way. Love is universal. It’s a cycle and it never dies. It just needs a little nurturing and growing. There is love in every breath we take. But it’s not the kind of love you’re running for. You see, love is designed for a purpose. It’s for patience, for heartbreak, for grace, for salvation. But it’s never the same for everyone. It needs time and waiting. We have to stop searching and look at it in a different light and breathe it in in the right way.

Weekend Notes

To be completely honest, this post is long overdue *cough 2wks overdue cough*.But you know what they say, better late than never. 

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Over the weekend, I finally got to catch up on my dentist appointment which was another subject for long overdue. Thankfully, after what happened in Marawi seige, my dentist managed to get a new clinic in Iligan City.

 

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After that, we went to check out blooper’s new branch in Tibanga for lunch. Of course, gotta have to have the fave, Taro. I went with my sister and my couzies.

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The next day, we went to the mall to run some errands. Everyone has their own thing to do. As for me, I went to buy a new powder because I run down the old one that I use. It took me more than 1 year to finally finish it whole. And that was a first, usually I’d buy a new one before I even finish the whole thing just bc you get tired of using the same thing everyday for a long time.

I got this powder from Hypoallergenic in golden beige shade. Apparently, Hypoallergenic is from same company that produces Celeteque. And that’s a good thing bc I really like celeteque. The saleslady said it’s made of organic materials and is very good for sensitive skin (I really hope so).

I hope everyone’s having a great weekend!

What does your soul looks like?

What does your soul looks like?

It is said that eyes are reflection of the soul. If my soul would look like my eyes then I’m a melancholic soul—a soul that feeds on sadness.

She was happy but not for long. She learned to open her eyes thenceforth life dimmed her to the glory of obscurity. Blinded by the thought that she’s a mediocre; not a faint of courage within her. Happy things became her heavy sorrows, she lost gaiety. She was sincere and dull; she was dark and hoped she could say beautiful but she was unlovely,  a little evil though she keeps it for herself. She’ll never tell you but she falls in love too easily, too deeply. Maybe it’s all that suppressed incandescence. When the numbness is shattered, she grows into a passionate flame, blazing of life. Tell her she’s the moon in your sky, the poetry of your eyes and she’ll be everything she is not.

 

This is an old journal entry. If I have to answer the question now, I would say a lot has change since then. 

Weekend Notes

To be completely honest, this post is long overdue *cough 2wks overdue cough*. But you know what they say, better late than never.

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Over the weekend, I finally got to catch up on my dentist appointment which was another subject for long overdue. Thankfully, after what happened in Marawi seige, my dentist managed to get a new clinic in Iligan City.

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The DOs and DONTs for combi-sensitive skin

Maintaining my skin has been one of the struggles that I have to constantly deal with for the longest time now. I may not have that perfect skin state but I have my fair share of visit inside a dermatologist’s office. Im not saying I’m some kind of a skin-guru but here are just some tips that helped me in dealing my combination (oily-dry) skin.

THE DONT’s

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1. Don’t use towel in wiping your face

— Towel are out in open for bacteria to live in

2. Don’t use any hard-core chemical cleanser

— Usually drugstore are very prone to this

3. Don’t put too much products on the skin

— This may cause irritation-reaction bc of many diff ingredients

4. Don’t touch your face so much

— Bacteria on hand may transfer on the face

5. Don’t use bar soaps

— There may be some products that can mild but most of the time it just adds to the dryness of the skin.

THE DO’S

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1. Use tissue in wiping your face dry

–Just 1-3 plies of tissue is enough to pat the skin dry. Be sure to put the tissue in dry and clean place.

2. Use very very mild cleansers

— Be very careful in choosing the right products. This is a very important step because

3. Use sunscreen all the time

— This one step I actually just newly accustomed. I never really realized how even inside the house I need to use sunscreen. Not until a year ago, my dermatologist explained how the heat and sun’s ray of light cause so much damage to the skin. Other steps to skin regime is almost useless without protecting the skin.

4. Use moisturizer

— Moisturizer is the one thing that I can’t live without. It my cheeks are dry thus the daily use of moisturizer. It helps prevent the drying and peeling of my skin. Believe me when I say, even oily people must use it. It helps restore the moisture of the skin that are gone from when washed and locks in the natural oils so as for our skin to not over reproduce oil.

5. Drink lots of water

— You may have heard of this a lot that you’re so tired of it. But it really does the trick. Taking care of your body is taking care of your skin.

Journal Materials Haul

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I was checking through the plastic bag that has all the recently-bought stuff which I haven’t touched yet and realized I’ve only bought craft materials in the previous month. Seeing that, I decided to make a little haul.

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First off, I have a set of washi tapes from Fuji Film. They come as 5 in a set. Mind you, deciding to get only one is a tough choice bc I want all of them! And it’s cute that Fuji film has a lot of craft materials you can use for scrap booking.

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And some really common pastel colored clips you can get from National bookstore. The sticker was from Fuji film as well but I gave most of it to my little sister bc it’s the bulgy type of sticker so it doesn’t go well with my journal.

I also have a floral printable. This one I got for free from here.

I also bought sticky notes from a stationary store in the mall. I’ve already used this one and I’m really loving the gridded pink one.

You can’t have too many pens, esp when they’re cute and pink. Hihi. I bought them from different random stores so I can’t remember which one is which.

I use most of my craft supplies in journaling and this is the planner that I use for that. I got this one, month ago from a random stall in Greenhills.

Lastly, underneath the planner are some craft papers I got from National Bookstore. They’re actually all from the gift wrapping section hihihi. They add nice different texture to a journal spread. I didn’t include a picture bc they’re all super wrinkled now (hint: someone chucked them in the cabinet and totally forgot abt it).

 

That’s about it. I would love to see different materials you use for your journal. Feel free to link yours in the comment section. Have a lovely week! xx

 

Lust For Life Album: Thoughts

(Jsyk, this is me writing from an audience/fan’s point of view.  And no, I am not a music critic or anything whatsoever. I just freaking love Lana, to the freaking moon and back.)

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Now, shall we?

 

This album has been long awaited since her last album, Honeymoon (2015), so it comes to no surprise that I am beyond ecstatic when I heard the first single, Love. I wasn’t expecting the change of scene.  We no longer see old men and toxic relationships. It was younger, lighter, and more positive.  The fans was very pleased when the album cover was posted online, bc after 4 albums she was finally smiling, radiantly.  The girl deserves it.

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July Recap

July, sure did came by like a blink, but I definitely enjoyed the ride. I went out more than I usually do, going here and there. Met some of my friends, which is a very rare thing in our situation. Tried to take every moment into snapshots, the key word right there is tried. I failed. So here are some of the things that happened in July.

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I’ve been learning how to drive for a while and this July I am able to finally drive around.

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And of course I cannot forget my essentials. You always have to have your sunnies and drivers’ license when you’re driving around.

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Also, I’ve been resisting this guy right here for so long but im officially giving in. initially, suga was my bias and I wanted to stay loyal for as long as I can but…. I mean who could resist such a charmer.Jimin is my bae of the month.

Although I tried to cut down from watching too much kdrama and kvariety show, still I cannot drop it in one go. So, i  narrowed it down to this list.

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In July also, some friends graduated which became a reason to have a mini reunion. Most of my besties who were away came, so we took the chance to spend the time together and just enjoy for a little. While we were in the Plaza Alemania where one of our friend celebrated, we happen to bump into some of the tv news casters like, Chiara Sambrano.

*If you noticed, I purposely eroded the pictures hihi

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I cannot forget about how much I gained weight in the month of July. But no regrets, the food are just too good. Especially, when most of the time its libreeeeee. Hihihi.

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And it was my birthday on the 27th. Hahahha. And no, I’m not 16 nor 18.