LIFE LATELY VOL. 3

What’s up? I know that I haven’t been put up any post(s) for such a long time. I got caught up juggling things and trying to overcome multitasking. Whenever I arrived at home, I feel so tired and I don’t have any energy to draft some of any entry although I wanted to update what I’ve been up to but I KENAT, lol. But after months of hiatus, I recently looked at my not-so-old blog posts and it inspired me to get back on track. Well, well(in Maleficent tone), now that I am back, you may want me to start off by writing a Life Lately post. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Me a.k.a Babaeng walang Pahinga. Work has been stressful lately and truly got swamped. Hindi ko din alam paano ako magmo-move on, chaaar. It is very effective that we’ve drop off letter of interest sa mga hotels, gasoline station and to other establishments here in POM. Nakakuha kami ng malalaking customers and they signed contract from us. We are still in the process of getting more potential customers and our company is looking forward on it. Isn’t good? We are crossing our fingers.

Me a.ka. Production Designer slash Layout artist. I’ve never thought and dreamed about this role. Yes, I can set up and organize events, yung simple lang but I haven’t designed a stage for a Church Anniversary. I looked for some ideas and thanks to Pinterest. I had month of preparation and I was really nervous on what will be the outcome. But all went well and receive positive feedback from the head.

And it didn’t end here. I also did photograph and layout for our Church’s Manuals

Designed a booth for our Church Servant’s Day

And layout for our tarpaulins too

Hard work has been paid off as I receive special award in appreciation with what I have contributed in our church. I know that God is with me, He gave me strength wisdom and used me to serve His people.

Ngiting Tagumpay! May K50 worth of voucher ako sa Airways Hotel, lol.

And before I forget, just recently we threw a surprised baby shower for Joann and they got me to do the decor. Thanks again to Pinterest.

Isang mabilisan na decor, baka kasi makahalata si Buntis, hihihi.

I did also maternity shoot for Joann and I used the photos sa backdrop

 

Me a.k.a Photographer. From the day I laid hands sa aking camera, I did not stop practicing and figuring out perfect camera settings. Shoot lang ng shoot. At first I find it difficult, kasi ang hirap magtimpla ng settings, nakakabaliw, hahaha. I always watched tutorials on youtube which really helps me with ideas. If I have chance, I’ll attend workshop to acquire more knowledge about photography. Here’s one my favorite shot I’ve done recently.

“The Fall”

And btw, if you are interested to look at my photographs, you can visit my IG account here.

 

Me a.k.a member of media team. As part of celebration of our Church Anniversary, a guest speaker was invited to preach. He is Ptr Enzo Maisano from Hillsong Melbourne. Such a blessing on meeting him and hearing his inspirational message. And in his short span of time of his stay here in POM, he managed to give time on sharing his tips and techniques about filming before he gets back to Melbourne.

Ptr Enzo showing us the right angle/position of the camera during interviews.

Thank you Ptr. We will miss you and I know that this is not the last.

Just an update, we started filming and in the process of editing. I’ll share it here on blog once it’s completely done.

 

I am on a mission. I will not say that “I volunteered” because for me volunteer means that you are just a volunteer- no time commitments and you can back out anytime you want. I’ll say that “I am a Servant”. Servant because I will commit my time to serve God with no turning back. 4 months ago, our church started this outreach program called GP-Mission Connect. It is to reach out the children of Papua New Guinea. We want them to feel and know that God loves them by sharing His words and at the same time, we share blessings to them.

Just look at how they smile on camera.

It’s priceless seeing happy faces like this while having the food we have prepared for them.

Pray, trust, wait, repeat

Retro Gamer. Just so you know that I prefer playing retro games and I grew up playing Nintendo. I even downloaded and paid Php 500 for Mario Run just to unlock other stages. And only 2 days after the purchased, I saved Princess Peach(easy peasy 😏) I also got to the point that I bought a Nintendo-like game console with 500 games online- and naiwanan ko siya sa Philippines. And because of the obsession of planning on getting a Nintendo Switch(hindi ko pa priority, wala akong budget), I borrowed Allen’s(my brother) Nintendo DS and bought Super Mario Bros.2 at Lazada for Php1,500. I haven’t finish the game yet.

My addiction with Mario did not end. 3 weeks ago, I pre-ordered Mario Kart Tour 😅

 

I deactivated my Facebook Account. I bet a lot of friends on Facebook wondering why I deactivated my account. Nasa stage ako ngayun ng pag-iwas, hahaha. Yes meron akong pinagdadaanan. And one way to escape from it is to deactivate my Facebook Account. I do not want to entertain people who gives stress in my life. Super toxic, not healthy. I’ll come back when I am 100% ok because right now, not really(I am not hypocrite). And the next step will be unfollowing and unfriending people who brings negativity in my life. I am serious here but I’ve never forget on praying sa kung anong pinagdadaanan ko lately and I know I will get over it……. completely.

 

I got my heart badly broken. I know only few relatives and friends know about what happened to me and Mark. Yes, we broke up and it is one of the reason why I deactivated my account. For now, I can only say that I gave up…. I gave up because I knew that there’s something wrong with our relationship and it’s not working anymore. I’ll tell the whole story on my next post.

If you ask me if I am ok right now, I’ll say that I AM. Although I got in that situation (where my heart got torn into pieces, chaaaaar) God loves me and all the people surrounds me. Opportunities are coming and there’s still a lot of things to thank from. It is not end of the world girl.

Be back with more life updates.

FOUR YEARS…. FOREVER TO GO

Guess who turned 4 last week(Sept 2)? It’s my blog(party poppers). It was actually 4 years of moving here in WordPress and shame on me of forgetting about it, because I have memory like Dory, lol. I was only reminded when a notification popped in to the bell button at the upper right corner of my dashboard. I got busy with work and with my personal life – and that will be on a separate post(s).

I am not doing a lengthy post here, I just dropped by to say that “Hey, I am still alive and kicking”, lol. But seriously, I want to raise a toast to my blog for making it to FOUR YEARS. I know in myself that I’ll continue to pursue my passion for writing. Cheers!

Love,

Lin

PS: How do you like the calendar above I made?

HOME

There’s no sweetest place like home…

Home is where you get to eat your favorite foodies

Dinner with my Family at Lago de Dalahican-Robinson’s GenTri

Having coffee and slice of Chocolate Truffles at Starbucks- Robinson’s GenTri

Sissy and I’s choice of plate at Maxx’s Restaurant Robinson’s GenTri

Me and Mark’s typical Filipino Breakfast: Spagetti, Pancit Palabok, Pan de Sal and Coffee

Having Mango-Graham-Float while waiting for the next bus at PITX

 

Pika-pika foods

Homemade Nachos

Fishball, Kikiam and Dream Cake

Flying Saucer

My favorite Pan de Corned Beef at Starbucks

Fresh Buko Juice from Manong Magbubuko

 

Home is where you get to spend time with your family

Lunch out with my sissy at Maxx’s Restaurant before getting pampered

I craved for Greenwich Pizza and Lasagna so……

Taking care of my nephew/inaanak Austin

Girls Day Out – with Sissy and Dianara

Lunch out with Mommy Marie at Chowking Robinson’s GenTri

Chowking the second time around – with my Nanay, Sissy and Austin

With my Favorite Ninang/Tita in the world

Coffee break after makapag-grocery si Nanay

Visited Departed love ones

Nanay Emma and Tatay Che(Mark’s Lolo and Lola)

My Dad, my lolo and lola(father’s side)

Tatay Tano and Auntie Myr(mother’s side)

and celebrate special occasions too

Austin’s 8th Month

 

Surprised Nanay on Valentine’s Day

Nanay’s 50th Birthday and Austin’s 9th Month

Home is where you get to spend time with your friends

With my High School Friends during Cindy and Bobby’s Wedding Day

Getting Drunk with the barkadas

To this girl na hindi pumayag na di ako makita despite of her busy schedule, Macle

 

Home is where you get twinning with your sister

 

Home is where you get to watch movies with your sibs

After seeing Captain Marvel at Robinson’s MovieWorld

 

Home is where you get to cuddle and bully your boyfriend

At Tagaytay City Prime Residences

Shopping at Divisoria with our haggard faces

Last picture together after going back to PNG

 

HOME is FAMILY

And I miss HOME…..

 

All photos were taken during my PI Vacation 2019. To my cousins, Te Lish, Reyn, Chie, Bowa, Dhie, To tita Ayit, Mama Lerz, to other relatives and to Mark’s family, thank you all for spending your time with me. You all know who you are. 6 weeks is so bitin but still I got to bond with you guys(wala nga lang picture) And to my friends that I didn’t spend time with, we still have next time. I just got busy with other important things to do.

See you all on my next vacation ☺️

 

💛,

Linlin

PRODUCT REVIEW: SOPHIE MAGIC PINK CREAM

This is not paid content. Rest assured, everything I am writing here is purely my honest opinion and based on my own experience.

Hi Guys! I am blogging again. I am trying as much as I could to post often, and it is very unusual for me. It is hard you know, especially that I am a full time worker, to find spare time and share you all what I have in my mind – and I am telling you that it’s a loooooot.

As I mention “unusual”, it relates to my post today. I guess that you’ve read on top what it is. YES, it’s a product review. It is very uncommon for me and  I’ve never done any product review before. What makes me decide to write this is I want to give a feedback on this product. So let’s start.

If you’re looking for a blush that creates a naturally pinky cheeks, try this Sophie Magic Pink Cream. I also recommend this to make up starters especially when you’re on a budget. A 10ml tube only cost Php 120 and will last till 3-4 months as per my usage.

Wanna know why it’s magic?

If you squeeze the tube, a white cream will come out and when you start blending it, after 30 seconds, it magically turns to pink. So make sure to put only small amount when applying it ’cause at first you’ll think that it’s only white cream without knowing that you’ve put a lot on your cheeks(it happened to me, hahaha).

Use your finger tips and spread it evenly or else it will leave you pink mark- like a clown or your face may look like you got slapped by someone, hehe.

Swatch

When applied to my cheeks

PROS

  • Gives you natural pinky cheeks
  • Easy to apply
  • Not pricey

CONS

  • It comes only in one shade
  • Only available at Sophie Paris Direct Seller/Authorize Dealer

Well, if you ask me if I am still going to purchase it, I’ll definitely say YES. It is very affordable and it’ll stay up to 12 hrs. Perfect also if you want that No Makeup makeup look ☺️

So there you go guys. If you have any questions, you can always freely ask in the comment box section. Hope you enjoy reading today’s post. Byeeeeeee

💛,

👸🏻 Lin

HARD TIMES | PARAMORE’S POSTPONED CONCERT IN MANILA

“I bet everybody here is FAKE HAPPY too” after Paramore announced that they have to postpone their concert in Jakarta and Manila. Lead vocalist Hayley Williams struggle with a throat and upper respiratory infection. Hayley personally apologized on Facebook regarding the cancellation of the show.

Paramore’s Manila concert is supposed to happen tonight, February 18, 2018 at MOA Arena. But because Hayley needs rest, they have decided to delay the show. But hey, hold your tickets and they’ve rescheduled the show on August 23, 2018.

I know the Filipino fans are disappointed. But instead of getting disappointed, why we not just pray and hope for Hayley to get better the soonest?

I love Paramore since 2007. One of my greatest dream is to watch their concert. But unfortunately, I can’t make it for the third time because of working abroad. But I’d like to dedicate this post to Paramore and pretend that I’m goin to watch their concert, hihihi.

My-supposed-to-be-concert-outfit

“Hard Times” Paramore Shirt | Hot Topic

Little Black Dress worn as Skirt | Thrifted

Black Creepers | Thrifted

That’s all for now and hope you like this post.

PS: Thanks to my cousin Shane for the Paramore Shirt. One of the best gift I had on my Birthday last year.

“BAKIT” LIST # 001 : BAKIT NAWALA AKO SA BLOG

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“Guess who’s back? Back Again”. – (to the tune of Without me by Eminem).

Hi Guys,

It’s been 4 months since my last update on this blog. This is also my 1st blog post for 2018. Masyadong maraming naging ganap sa aking buhay, hahaha. Pero yung totoo, hindi ko kayo nalimutan. Actually, may naka-prepare akong “mga” blog post sa inyo – “mga” as in “hindi lang isa”, so wait lang kayo guys, hihihi. I was just taking it slowly kasi hindi ako makahanap ng sched to finalize my post. Naka-word docu siya for proof reading. Mej naging busy ako sa work lately at sa personal kong buhay.

In regards with the title, naisip ko tong segment na “BAKIT” LIST to jot down all the things na palagi kong tanong ay bakit ganito, bakit ganon, bakit ganyan basta kahit anong bagay na pwedeng tanungin ng bakit, basta ganern.

So bakit nga ba ako nawalang bigla sa blog?

  • Kung follower ko kayo sa IG or friend ko kayo sa FB, siguro alam niyo na nagbakasyon ako sa Pinas nung November. Mga 6 weeks din yon so wala talaga akong time nun. Sabi ko nga may naka-prepare akong blog post and isa na yung PI Vacation ko na ilang buwan na ding nasa draft, hahaha.
  • Sinabi ko na din kanina, naging busy ako sa work. After kasi ng 6 weeks vacation ko, back to work din ako agad-agad. Super tambak yung work ko nun tas mag-end of the year pa kaya kailangan kong habulin yung mga postings ko. Mga almost 2 months din akong ngarag. Thank God, naka-survive ako sa trabaho 🙂
  • Nawiwili ako ngayun tumambay sa youtube. Nahook ako dito sa isang Pinay Youtuber kasi galing niya mag-make up and hindi ganung kamahal yung products na ginagamit niya. Nainspire tuloy ako magbalik loob sa pagme-make up. Actually nag-try na nga ako nung isang araw mag-make up ulit and try ko i-share dito sa blog yung make up na ginawa ko. Hopefully mai-post ko siya soon.
  • Last, i-secret ko muna tong isa kong pinagkakaabalahan, hahaha. Saka ko na lang i-reveal sa inyo.

So that’s it for my first “Bakit” List. If ever may suggestion kayo sa segment na “Bakit” List, feel free to ask me question by leaving a comment on the comment box section or email me: linfranciarios@gmail.com

Bye for now 🙂

HAIR DRESSER ESTE DISASTER

Hi Guys, hope you are all well lalo na sa mga readers ko from Philippines na sabi sa news ay nagu-ulan. Sorry ha kung mejo hindi ako updated lately. As usual, busy ako sa mga bagay-bagay. Pero madami akong nakahandang post, nasa draft lang talaga sila kasi wala din akong time para magedit at mag-proof reading (wow ha).

Taglish post muna tayo for today. Ayoko muna kasing mag-english kasi hindi ako ganong ka-inspire at ayokong pahirapan ang sarli ko hahaha. Pero seryoso, ramdam ko kasi na mas kwela kung ikwento ko ng taglish yung experience ko sa Salon nung Saturday. Yes, nagpunta ako salon kasi nga dati ko pa gustong pagupitan tong buhok ko. Nade-delay lang ng nade-delay ang plano ko kasi wala akong time tsaka nagdadalawang isip ako kasi mahal magpagupit dito sa bundok kung nasaan man ako(Papua new Guinea). Gusto ko lang naman ay magkabangs ako. Iniisip ko na antayin ko na lang ang bakasyon ko(malapit na) at doon ko na lang ipaayos. Iniisip ko din na pwede siguro kahit ako na lang maglagay ng bangs sa sarili ko kasi ginagawa ko naman yun dati pero natatakot ako. Baka kasi maupod ko nanaman ang bangs ko na parang ginamitan ng ruler kagaya ng nangyari sa akin dati, ayokong sumugal bes.

So ayun nga. Saturday is the day. Ang totoo naman talaga ay wala akong plano nun na magpagupit. Ang plano lang that day ay mag-grocery ng kailangan namin sa bahay at bumili ako ng souvenir, fridge magnet at keychain na ipapasalubong ko. Medyo nabago yung ruta namin. Dumaretso kami dito sa “known hotel” na may salon kasi gustong pagupitan ng Tita ko yung anak niya. Sabi ko papagupit na din ako. Pagpasok namin sa salon, naupo muna ako doon sa parang lobby nila. Nagiisip kasi ako kung desidido na ba talaga ako at naghanap pa ako ng picture na paggagayahan ng maggugupit just to make sure na magiging ganon yung buhok ko. Minsan na din kasi akong nagpagupit doon at nasunod naman dati yung gusto kong buhok. Napagdesisyonan na magpagupit na talaga. Naupo na ako at pinakita ko yung pic na paggagayahan.

Matagal ko ng trip ang buhok ni Hayley Williams magmula nung ni-launch nila yung video nilang “Hard Times”. Tsaka turn on ako sa mga may pa-bangs effect, ganern. Tagal na din nung huli akong nagbangs at super iksi ng buhok ko nun at medyo nagkahawig kami ni Dora the Explorer, lol. Sabi ko, pahabain ko lang ng kaunti buhok ko magbabangs talaga ulit ako kasi nga Idol ko si Hayley at gusto ko siyang i-peg.

Mabalik ako doon sa pagpapakita ng pic. Nakita na nga ng maggugupit sa akin yung picture ni Hayley. Sabi ko, “yan ganyan po may fringe, pero same length” kumbaga, kung kailangan itrim, trim lang pero hindi iiksian. Sabi nung naggugupit na kung pwede ba daw mahiram ang phone ko at magsearch siya ng buhok. May ipinakita siya na picture ng buhok na medyo layer layer. In-explain niya na need lagyan ng layer ang buhok ko para magkaroon ng volume. Sumagot na lang ako na “kayo na po ang bahala”. Nagtiwala ako kasi alam ko mas sila ang nakakaalam kasi nga hair dresser nga sila.

Sinimulan na akong gupitan. Nakita ako ang bawat buhok na nagugupit sa akin. Suguro may mga 2 inches din yon. Basta yung nile-layer ng bahagya. Siguro saglit lang akong ginupitan, wala pang 30 minutes at binlow dry na nga. Napaisip ako na bakit parang ang bilis naman ata. Not the usual time pag  ginugupitan ako. Usually kasi mga more than 30 minutes ako kapag nagpapagupit. Inisip ko na baka dina-dry lang muna saka gagamitan ng thinning scissor para numipis buhok ko at lalagyan ako ng bangs. Nung tapos na akong i-blow dry, aba, tinanggal na ni ateng ang kapa at pinapagpag niya ang mga buhok sa katawan ko. Hindi na ako nahiya magtanong sabi ko, “hindi mo ba ako lalagyan ng bangs?” Tapos sabi niya hindi daw bagay sa akin may bangs lagyan niya daw ako french bangs lang daw. Expected ko kahit yung side swept na mga pang emo pero kumuha lang siya bahagya tas ginupit niya para masabi lang na ginupit niya. Frustration level 99999999 talaga ako sa outcome kasi hindi naman ganun ang expectation ko. Isa pa, di ko naman first time maglalagay ng bangs kaya alam ko kung bagay o hinde. Hindi talaga ako natuwa kasi parang walang nangyari sa buhok ko, parang nagpablow dry lang ako sa salon, gusto ko ba e mapapansin ng tao na nagpagupit ako. Nagbayad ako ng 58 kina = Php 878 pag kinonvert (o di ba ginto?) Feeling ko nag-aksaya ako ng pera, na kaya nga ako nagpagupit para magkabangs ako. Sa frustration ko imbis na awayin ko yung naggupit sa akin, nanahimik na lang ako, hindi ako nagbigay ng tip sabay labas ng salon at nagpunta na lang ako doon sa café ng hotel para mabawasan naman kahit papano ang inis ko. Kung alam ko lang sana na ganun lang gugupitin ang buhok ko, sana inantay ko na lang na makuwi ako ng Pilipinas o ako na lang sana gumupit ng sarili kong bangs.

Eto nga pala yung outcome ng bagong hairstyle ko. O di ba parang walang nangyari, nagfly away pa. Hindi ako nilagyan ng bangs kundi HIBANGS, lol.

Me a.k.a pilit na tawa. Next time kasi wag tayo mage-expect, wag masyado atat at matuto mag-antay. MASAKIT UMASA MGA BES 😁