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Inspired by Taiwan Drama Series Someone Like You

My brother told me about a beautiful story, Someone Like You, a popular Taiwanese Drama Series. I've already watched the first two episodes and all I can say is that it's really awesome.

After watching the second episode, I was about to write a short poem. It was inspired by the popular Taiwan drama series, Someone Like You. Have you watched the series lately? It's really amazing, especially the acting of the lead stars. Have you noticed the voice of the male lead star? It's totally soothing.

Image | Zombie Mamma

Here's the poem. I hope I'll be able to watch the whole drama series so that I can have a review of the television show.

Don't forget to share your comments. Stay sweet as you are my friends!

Eight Ways to Live a Happier Life

Do you watch videos posted on Facebook? I'm one of those who watch short videos found on Facebook during my free time. Recently, my favorite topic is about pets.

Recently, I got a chance to watch an amazing video about God's mysterious ways. Guess what? Mr. Bean is the one who delivered a wonderful talk as shown in the video. It was amazing because it's all about the things to do when life becomes challenging.

That's my inspiration for this blog post.

Here are eight ways to live a happier life. I hope you'll be inspired with these tips.

1. Delay anger.

We know that anger is a very strong emotion. It is one of the causes of shattered relationships in this world. Why do we have to delay our feelings of being angry? It's simple. We want to take control of the situation and not the other way around.

Many people suggest that it's better to count from one to ten than to think about revenge or retaliation. It will help us become more forgiving and calm. Have you tried this technique?

2. Be friendly.

You're aware that being friendly is very essential nowadays. It's wise to be connected with other people than to isolate yourself. You'll miss a lot of opportunities in doing so.

Try to practice talking to people - smile at them, greet and be polite. There's a warning though, be aware of every situation. Be wise in dealing with people. Girl! We cannot please everybody, right?

3. Learn to ignore haters.

If you have come across of the saying that, "Haters gonna hate," you'll agree with me that it's better to ignore anyone who loves to hurl negative comments. That's it!

By ignoring every mean girl, you're giving yourself a break from stressful moments in life. Let them realize that they're always at the disadvantaged position because of their nasty way of showing insecurities.

4. Avoid getting into debts.

One of my friends posted a funny anecdote on Facebook. Since it was posted during Halloween, she was right when she said that, "I felt the real meaning of this season when one of the ladies who owed money from me took cover when she saw that I'm approaching," and we know that she really meant it.

Women who knew the best ways to be financially independent are obviously so wise nowadays. They're prepared to rule the world since they're poised to do everything they love to do. After all, there's so much power if you're able to pursue something that you really like without having to think about limitations of money and other resources.

Image | Jules
There are tons of ways to avoid getting into debt. Don't own a credit card. Never take out loans. Have a savings account. Pay bills on time. Be sure to research about something you want to buy before hitting the mall for shopping. You'll need to compare prices and choose to have value for what you're going to pay later.

5. Have a daily plan.

It isn't good to miss out something important in your life. Don't forget to have a concrete plan for the important things that you need to do to avoid regrets. To do this, it's essential to have a weekly planning activity. Simply put, learn to prioritize things.

Aside from that, it is also necessary to avoid procrastination. By having a reliable goal-setting and planning activity, you'll be able to sort out what's important or not. Stay focused and relax.

6. Take time to unwind.

We know that we have a lot of things to accomplish these days. However, we shouldn't forget to unwind once in a while. What are the usual things you do to relax after work?

7. Be generous.

I've met a lot of people who are so generous. By being generous, I've shown my gratefulness for what they've given me when I have nothing.

8. Love your family. 

One of our church leaders mentioned that a gospel-centered home is a safe harbor from the storms of the adversary. Do you agree? The calmness of our souls, the purity of feelings and the compassion of our hearts are the results of the moments we remember Him and follow His example.

Do you have other tips to live a happier life? Let's talk about it in the comments section. By the way, don't forget to share this post.

Pablo Cabahug at Manila Fashion Festival October 2015

We love to think about fashionable things. Every day is like a fashion show, remember? We prepare, dress up and think about our work for the day. It's true that every memoir is absolutely worthwhile. For me, we think about beauty and fashion as ubiquitous. It is everywhere.

As I typed the words "Manila Fashion Festival" at the search box of Style Bible, I was thinking about the show. I'm referring to the finale. I'm hoping to familiarize myself with the Spring/Summer 2016 collection that fashion designers offer in the local fashion scene. 

It all started when I saw a status update in Pablo Cabahug's Facebook account about the latest Manila Fashion Festival and I was happy to grab a chance to register for the final show. Fashion is all about persistence - and since I'm a style lover, it's expected that I did everything to get a seat in the show.

In time for the final show last Sunday, I got in the venue where the runway was created to highlight the festival. Since I attended the event to support my favorite designer, Pablo Cabahug, I was ready to get in tune with the creative presentation of his collection.

The guests applauded for the modern Filipina concept of Pablo Cabahug who created an amazing collection using piƱa and other appropriate materials. We were taken back to the 1920s where people wear terno, which is from a Spanish term for "matching," and considered a type of Philippine traditional dress for women that is worn on formal occasions. Personally, I was impressed with the pieces that he created for fashion lovers in the industry. The wearable pieces are exceptional and well-designed knowing that it was created with retro and modern concepts in mind. Think about the marriage of vintage and modern - the result is totally superb!

Every item is considered unique and incredible. I'm obsessed with the bias-cut maxi dress presented in artistic layers that perfectly accentuate the model's toned figure. The shorts are impressive since all you need to wear to make it stand out is a statement top that has massive sleeves. Obviously, the effect is fantastic.

If you're in the mood to wear culottes, don't fret. Pablo Cabahug has shown us a clothing ensemble that you'll surely love by having a delicate tube top teamed with chic culottes. 

Aside from that, Pablo Cabahug perfectly created timeless pieces. I'm also enamored with the way he matched a flowing criss-cross top and a pair of massive pants that resembled a palazzo. It was one of the best items that he presented at the event.since it's world class.

I have my own favorite, though. Of all the pieces that he presented, I highly recommend the stunning modern Filipina look - which is the dress over trousers style. The design is inspiring because it has both fashion and innovation.

If you want to learn more about the pieces that Pablo Cabahug recently created, you can drop by Style Bible and view the entire collection via Facebook

Men in Plaid

The night is young and everyone is in the mood to enjoy a "theme day." Since it's time to sashay plaid attire, I got a chance to observe everyone.

Every employee chose their own way of wearing plaid in style. Someone wore an amazing ensemble, a pair of denim pants and a white shirt. She finished it off with a picnic plaid, booties and trendy makeup. A guy caught my attention because he preferred a neat look - blue jeans teamed with a light blue shirt and plaid polo shirt.

Men in Plaid - Kseth, RJ, Phil, Vino, Nikko and Paolo

However, I was really amused because my friends from Picadilly Star embraced the theme day with enthusiasm as well. They're the "men in plaid" at that time.

If you're going to wear plaid, how will you style it? Let me know in the comments section.

By the way, if your like this post, please share in your Facebook status update.

How To Be A Street Style Savant

Do you want to be a style savant? Do you have a passion for fashion? It's not easy to be a fashion lover. It takes a lot of responsibility to be one.

Even though there are a lot of challenges to be stylish all the time, there are many reasons to be knowledgeable about fashion.  It's an essential factor to stay in the spotlight at work, in school and even in matters of dating. It helps you to become successful in life.

These days, street style is one of the most popular trends in the industry. Many people want to know how to be a street style savant nowadays.

We're more than thrilled to share amazing tips to stay updated as a street style lover. Here we go!

1. Build your wardrobe properly. Plan ahead.

I'm talking about building your wardrobe from scratch. Starting from the basics of styling up to the most opulent fashion pieces, collect the best products that you need all year round. In that case, you need to plan ahead.

Karence and her fellow fashion lover, Jit.
Now that the upcoming holidays promise amazing deals to shoppers, list the items that you need to buy such as a little black dress, a pair of black trousers, white and black undershirts, blue jeans, skinny jeans, blouses, dresses and classy jackets. These are basic items that you'll need all year round.

You'll need to shop for accessories, too. Include a pair of black Chelsea boots, a pair of flat shoes in neutral color, handbags and a pair of heeled sandals. Once you have these items in your closet, it won't be hard to add up more products once you have additional cash for a shopping spree after the holidays.

By the way, you can clean your closet before doing this one. Look for items that you no longer need and donate it. Maybe, you can organize a garage sale in the neighborhood. Simply put, give room for new things.

2. Be inspired all the time. Stay interested.

Have you noticed the popular apps, websites and flyers about fashion lately? You can be inspired with these ideas that many people shared for all of us these days.

For example, you can save photos of your favorite stylish ladies. Categorize it. Check popular websites such as Lookbook, Refinery 29 and Daily Mail. With these platforms, you'll get tons of ideas from talented fashion lovers from around the world.

3. Learn to be a budget-savvy fashionista.

We know that shopping is an expensive activity. However, we still love to do it. Purchase basic wardrobe items during holidays to get discounts and take advantage of awesome deals. Aside from that, visit thrift stores once in a while.

Personally, I save money every payout just for shopping. Since I already have a list of the things that I really need, I have the freedom to choose the items offered by different stores and compare the prices. In that way, I can maximize the shopping experience and avoid disrupting my cash flow.

Obviously, the three tips we've shared here are easy to follow. All you have to do is to have proper planning before building your wardrobe.

Don't forget that there are a lot of ways to style basic fashion pieces for street style display these days. Be inspired!

When All Is Blue

Thanks to the riding boots! Actually, there's no bluer than blue feeling here. I've decided to combine lighter blue and dark blue to have an awesome unison of colors.

The long sleeve blouse that I bought at Forever 21 two months ago is perfect to match with the skinny blue jeans. The pair of jeans is also from Forever 21. I'm not totally a fun of the brand - but I really like some of their shirts, including the sweaters.

Images | July Juan

To finish off the look, I chose to wear a pair of riding boots that I got lately from my favorite thrift for less than $10. Expensive? Not for me - since I really like the product. It's sleek and comfortable to wear. Finally, I have footwear for the rainy days. 

Celebrating Life With Ymarie and Our Friends

It's five thirty in the afternoon and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to organize an intimate gathering for my friends. We've been planning to have a party for our friend's birthday celebration this year. Time flies so fast that I haven't realize the things that I need to prioritize - preparing for eternity and making life worthwhile.

Twilight is beginning to appear. Now, I'm preparing to buy food items and drinks for the party. They've been dreaming of a simple celebration. I'm more concerned of making it bigger than we used to do in the office. Maybe, something different.

Jules, Mommy Reggie, Ymarie and Karence
I'd like to celebrate the things that happened to us these days - good or bad. Knowing that one of my friends, Arbi, just experienced a heartbreaking turn of her life - which is breaking up with her boyfriend, we really have to be strong for her.

I don't think I'm the right person to talk about this topic because I'm not in the mood to bask in the light of love nowadays. I've been broken. I aspire to love myself first. I don't see anyone within my circle to share life with me. I'm free. Yet, I have to speak up for my friend.

If you're in love, heart-broken and still fighting for eternity, move forward. One day, you'll realize that the important dream that you've been chasing for days will resurface unexpectedly.

Let's say you've decided to move on and started to forget your past a few minutes ago. You're struggling to survive every minute of your life. The pain is killing you, making you weak and overpowering your reasons. Then, you've reached the point of seeing freedom in the horizon. It's calling you. Take it with all your heart.

Now, here's the best part. You've totally moved on. Will you still love the person one year from now? Will you still mention his or her name the way you did before? Will you? These questions are unnecessary today because you're still nursing a broken heart. Things will fall into the right places afters days or months of "finding yourself again." Have patience. Believe in the magic of true love.

By the time I finished thinking about this, I've already prepared everything for the party. Life isn't fair, but God is. Why do we have to be afraid searching for the truth?

It was a wonderful evening with my friends, although it wasn't totally perfect since Arbi isn't around to be with us.

Belated Happy Birthday, Ymarie! We love you.

How To Handle Betrayal

I'm the perfect person to talk about this topic today. I've been betrayed so many times. However, I was able to handle every experience with ease and total gracefulness.

Here are ways to handle betrayal.

1. Learn to be an actor.

Acting is a skill. Everyone can do it. Since we're talking about betrayal, let's consider the one who betrayed you as an enemy. Let's accept the fact that anyone who has bruised us is an enemy.

All you have to do is be firm inside but bend outside. Meaning, act as if you're alright but don't forget that you're hurting inside of you. It's the only way to exist without being trodden by your enemy. While doing this difficult step, try to spot the weaknesses of your opponent. Once you found it, you'll be able to use it someday.

2. Don't be ostentatious.

With one of my allies - Jit

Here, I'm talking about being low-key. Play to be the underdog. In that way, your enemy will not notice your underground movement - your way of spying on the guilty party. This is the best time to downplay your real motive and prepare for that one final strike.

3. Don't be afraid to exist with your enemy.

Sometimes its very daunting to exist with the people who betrayed you. If you cannot escape this scenario, be sure to have allies with you. Enlist people to be your army of supporters. Select those who isn't aware of the situation to be more natural and unnoticeable. Mix them with those who are extremely concerned of your goals.

In that way, you'll have one impenetrable empire that will protect your interests. By the way, don't be a user either. Give back to those who look after your back.

4. Select a fallback position.

If there's a situation that your enemy has discovered your ploy, learn to apply a fallback position. Find a way to divert the attention of your opponent. Do something that you haven't tried before. Eliminate fear right away. Maybe, you can disappear for a while. The setback will disappear soon. So take time to reload your weapons and take a rest for a while.

5. Don't think about revenge, instead choose sweet revenge. This is applicable to those who have found an enemy in the most unexpected way. Try to be fair all the time. Forgive and forget. Be friendly. If all of these things fail - don't fret. It's not your problem anymore. Let karma rule!

How to Chase Moments of Success

One of my close friends took a photo of Bonifacio Global City - somewhere in High Street. The photo of the popular working environment reminds me of my dreams when I was younger - to settle in the metro. Now that I'm here, I have nothing to think about but be grateful of the dream come true. This is just the beginning. I'm still climbing the ladder of success until I can finally say that the lives of the people that I truly love have been blessed because of my hard work.

Lately, I've been thinking about my life experiences. Many people want to know my secret of the way I handle difficulties or problems along the way. It's simple. Although I still have to prove more in this life, I find the following things very effective nowadays. 

Here are the steps that I follow.

1. I try to have a walk everyday, think about my goals, instead of the heartaches. 

2. Then, I think about each problem one by one. Every pain of my heart is being blotted out by telling myself that it's just temporary.

3. I also visualize the things that I really want to happen. 

4. It's not my habit to avoid people with negative thinking, but I see to it that I learn from them. I try to see the way they see things. 

5. I always take risks - as in, all the time. It's one way of checking myself if I still have enough strength, wisdom and grace to be positive in everything that I encounter in this life.

See that beautiful building? That's my beloved SM Aura - the place where I started to move forward
with fierceness, wisdom and total determination. Go figure! :)

6. I prioritize being friendly with other people and show interest in them. Everything I touch will only turn into gold if I have people to rally behind me. Remember, it's up to you to be friendly, kind and just at the same time.

7. I'm workaholic - but I work smart all the time. I line up my priorities in order - from the one with the biggest Return of Investment to the job with the smallest profit. 

8. I'm very particular with having enough sleep. It's one way of staying alert as I chase my dreams. If I can sleep properly, I see to it that I find time to catch up.

9. I talk to different kinds of people - loner, womanizer, rich, boss, beggar, landlord or landlady - and more. Each one of them has something in common - wisdom.

10. I read books - all the time. If I'm inspired of something, I try to find books about it and read important topics related to it. Then, I write ideas in a notebook for my reference. I even watch movies about the things that inspire me.

The list goes on and on but since I still have to chase my dreams at this hour, I'll just share 10 of the ways to chase moments of success. Take care, sweethearts!

Bench Love Local Round Neck Cotton Tee

Hi sweethearts! How are you? I'm having a great time organizing my clothes for the last quarter of the month. I'm preparing for a big project that I've been planning for days. It's related to fashion so I'm sure you're all excited for it, especially my dear friends.

I'm Karence - tired, sleepy and happy. I want to share my real life with you, sweethearts!

For now, I'd like to share my fondness for Bench Round Neck Cotton t-shirts. I own two pieces - lavender and pink.

I really love Bench products, especially the cotton t-shirts. It's soft, comfortable and easy to style. It's perfect for dress down, too.

I choose colors that will match with my black leggings and jeans because I want to have a perfect off-duty look all the time.

Lately, I've been thinking about loving local products, fashion pieces that are available here. What do you think about it? Personally, I don't really care about the origin of a styling piece as long as it's comfortable to wear and affordable. After all, budget-conscious style lovers think about buying those kinds of items.

Enjoy life!

Christian Grey's Ana Shows off Dazzling Look at InStyle Event in Canada

Dakota Johnson was catapulted to stardom as she played one of the most iconic roles in the history of franchise films presentation, Anastasia Steele. Supported by her increasing fans from across the globe, she continues to shine as Christian Grey's object of affection in the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Earlier today, the 25-year-old actress was spotted wearing a chic outfit at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association & InStyle's annual celebration of the Toronto International Film Festival
 in Toronto, Canada.

Dakota remarkably shown her toned physique by wearing a semi see-through dress at the prestigious event. The gorgeous dress has a ruffle hemline that accentuated her look. She completed her attire with a pair of black T-strap heels and a red lipstick to match her simple makeup and hairstyle.

Images | Dakota Johnson at InStyle Event

Recently, Dakota is promoting her new film, Black Mass. She plays crime boss Whitey Bulger's girlfriend Lindsey Cyr opposite Johnny Depp.

Etiquette for Mistresses Inspired Blog Post

I want to be straight-forward in sharing this sensitive topic because I don't want to be judgmental. For always, I want to be true to my dear readers.

I'm not Miss Near Perfect. I'm just a girl who wants to live life, learn from it and share my blessings. I've been to the lowest low and the opposite side is very liberating - the feeling of happily ever after - the moment we all want to seize.

I'm not really heartbroken. The perfect words to describe how I feel right now is being reborn. If you'll look at my photo, you'll never see any hint of sadness, guilt and pain. I'm an expert in hiding emotions and I think it gives me so much power as I deal with people around me. I can hold my own very well. That's the way I am.

But I have done something wrong. It's true. I have a dark secret. It isn't very dark because I've never crossed that far to do anything that can tarnish my reputation. Still, any wrongdoing isn't looked upon any degree of allowance when it's comes to karma.

I've almost ruined everything that I built, but it was stopped for all the good reasons. From the very start, I knew that it should be negated to avoid the consequences that will eventually follow from it. At least, I wasn't annihilated by the darker side of me. I just learned from it.

The storm is not yet over - I should remain calm, wise and strong.
I know that only fools rush in so I didn't appear giddy about the choice that I had last August 2015. I was prepared for everything out of curiosity. After all, first-hand experience is the best tool for a writer like me at the expense of my fragile heart. Sad.

How It Started

I noticed a man who is obviously older than me - in a place that [I cannot state here.] It's a beautiful place - perfect for dreamers like us.

He's absolutely curious about me because every time I look up, he's intently staring at me. His eyes are wandering all over me, searching for the mystery of my presence. Would you believe that it started when I became so curious of the intensity of his gaze? Since I'm not the type who is comfortable with people I'm not acquainted with, I avoided him.

Later on, there's something in him that translates to me in a very mysterious way, but something really dangerous - knowing the way I live my life. I've never done something stupid before. Now that I've tried acting as a rebellious child, I have to accept all the consequences of my actions.

What I Learned

Let me base my words on some of the 26 rules mentioned in the book, "Etiquette for Mistresses" by Julie Yap-Daza.

1. If you're involved with a married man, don't believe everything he wants you to believe in the first place. Don't believe his words that you're perfect for him. Aside from just listening to everything, just smile and pretend you liked it. At the end of the day, everything he shared to you will become dust in the shadows of regrets.

The game plan is to stay grounded. I enjoyed him being sweet and all that - but I never took it seriously. We know that as a rule, "men are liars." If you're going to ask him if still love his wife after sharing all his marriage grievances [just like what Bea Alonzo's character in A Love Affair], prepare to hear the answer, "she needs me," because it will take your breath away. Just don't take it seriously. Please.

2Be prepared to be a holiday orphan. As stated in the book, "Mistresses should be ready to give up Valentine's Day, Christmas Day, New Year, Holy Week and his birthday," you should accept the fact that you're not part of the circus. I wasn't lucky that his birth month is August. Obviously, I lost all the "tickets" to be there despite the fact that he told me a few days ago that I'd be counted. Don't dream. It won't happen. No wonder I just smiled when he told me that we will go somewhere that time.

3Never believe, and never say anything unfriendly about his wife, not even after he recites a litany of her faults. Don't add anything to his litany because you have no idea how he made it up just to make you believe he's into you. My technique was simple - I just listen very carefully, give him time to spill it out, give sympathy and be melodramatic. But, in the end, I only praised him for being such a good husband and father and stated that, "I have no words to stay, I am not her." Very safe, eh!

4It is helpful for a mistress to have her own network of friends. I'm not a real mistress, but at least I have an idea why it's so important to have your own allies in this kind of game. Obviously, it's necessary to enlist them as your spies when you needed it most. When things turned sour, my friends rallied behind me for total support. So it was easy for me to act like a queen amidst the battle. I became so empowered that moving on swiftly happened.

Image | This Wall Between Us

5Perish all thought that someday you'll be number 1. Don't ever think that you'll become the first lady, especially if he has kids with his wife. Any woman in love may act like a madwoman, but she cannot act like a fool.

6Resist the urge to shower him with gifts. Avoid evidences! I told him, "I have something for you. It's an artwork," He said, "Sad because I can't take it with me." "You can put it in your locker," I probed more. "No. What if she will discover it?" That's it! Avoid evidences! He will always find a way to hide everything.

7. When all else fails, leave him. This is my favorite scene. I know that it's the hardest part of the situation, but it's really important to know when to disappear. Forget everything that happened. Those emotions are just emotions - feelings that can easily be set aside. Act like a queen - strong, wise and compassionate.

What happens when you run into him and a woman not his wife?

Yes. This situation happened a few days we decided to end everything. By accident, I saw him meeting another girl not his wife in the same dining place that we used to visit a few days back. How did I handle the circumstance? I sat in the most strategic location and stayed calm. Then, he passed by me with a forced smile and a matching signal that he's moving on after the shameful scene. Obviously, he's aware that I'm not stupid and I've already figured it out.

What if everything falls into the right places afterwards? For example, a common friend will give you information about him - things that will help you understand him. Just be grateful. Don't take it personally. You've got your fair share of the situation, the things your learned are enough. Leave everything behind. The odds are not on your favor. You've done something wrong, remember?

How I Handled It

It's not simple. I played along. Even though I just mirrored his actions, I was really honest when we became really close friends. I gave him true friendship. The only thing that I kept to myself is to negate the idea that he loved me. I know it was part of the game of seduction - no matter how sweet it is/was - I have to admit that it isn't for real. In the end, I felt bad because I lost the friendship. But, at least, I learned many things. After all, it's one of the reasons I got involved in the situation. It's to live and to learn - and have the guts to fight for love, life and happiness.

Here's a post of Spot.ph about the Etiquette for Mistresses movie.

By the way, please don't ask me about the name of the Alpha Male.

Telecaster Guitars and Love of Music

We know that music is nature's greatest painkiller. It has been part of our lives since time immemorial. We feel comfortable listening to beautiful music every time we experience sadness. In fact, our love of music is evident in our daily activities.

One of the most notable parts of music education is a telecaster guitar. Many music stores nationwide and online shopping portals offer teles for everyone, especially those who use the instrument to hone their music-related skills. After all, the electric guitar has simple elegance and versatile playability that music lovers will surely love.

If you're a music lover, let music guide you in dealing with the odds that life has to offer. For many of us, it is wise to cling onto melodic passion than listen to painful voices in our minds because of problems that we encounter every day. What do you think?

Fashion Lovers Jade Justine Towse and Karence

Hi! I'm Karen Lopez. As soon as I started lounging again in the corporate world, I met a soft-spoken, talented and friendly lady named Jade Justine Towse. She was known as an impressive bassist as well as multi-instrumentalist - a member of Kala band.

We had an opportunity for a pictorial last July. Thanks to my friend, Jules, for the photos. Here's my favorite.

Here's one post from her YouTube Channel. 

Watch Jade's videos here and visit my blog here. Thank you, sweethearts! Cheers! :)

How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Brides, oh brides! We're here to enjoy a new beginning of your life. There are hundreds of reasons to be excited in choosing perfect wedding dresses and the excitement goes on and on. With that in mind, there's no way to miss out on the best tips in choosing for the best bridal dress for you. Here are some useful tips from experts in the wedding industry. Enjoy!

1. Do not be in a hurry.

Think about it so many times. Finding the perfect dress requires careful planning and time. Don't think about immediate gratification in trying to find the gown you like to wear on your wedding. Your search for the best choice must be done in a proper way and you shouldn't take it for granted.

2. Do not forget the photographs.

If you're allowed to take photos in wedding shops, try to take photos every time you try wearing wedding party dresses. The ultimate purpose of taking pictures is to compare one look to another in an easy and practical way.

3. Ask suggestion from your fiancee.

The man that you're going to marry should have a participation in your preparation, especially in choosing your style for the big day. All you have to do is ask suggestions.

4. Don't schedule your wedding dress appointment late in the day.

The purpose behind this technique is to make sure that you'll be talking to a bridal shop representative that's ready to help you out. Finding the best gown is demanding so it is essential to deal with someone who isn't tired yet.

5. Figure out the silhouette that works best for you.

Basically, you have to know your body type to pick a matching design. There are perfect bridal dresses for every body type. For example, a petite girl like me can wear a gown with sweetheart bodice as long as it makes my figure stand out. Meaning, it should flaunt my best features.

6. Find your timeless gown.

Don't try to follow the trend. Pick a wedding dress that's timeless and classy. When I was preparing for my wedding, I chose to create a design that's popular during the Victorian era. I really like it! Until now, I still have my wedding dress.

7. Try as many wedding dresses while shopping.

Don't just settle with one choice. Have at least three choices and from there, you can choose the best. Many chic special occasion dresses are discovered because of diligent shopping while preparing for the big event.

8. Look for inspiration everywhere.

There are a lot of inspiring photos for future brides. All you have to do is choose the one that's perfect for your chosen style.

If you're a fan of weddings, you'll understand that it takes a lot of hard work, planning and preparation to pick the best bridal gown. Don't worry, you can ask assistance from the people around you - your family and friends who are equally excited to see you walk down the isle in a beautiful wedding attire.

For brides who want to save money, you can design your own wedding dress and have someone sew it for you. That's what I did when I got married 7 years ago. I don't have regrets in designing my own dress because I was able to wear something that I really like. Don't forget to share you comments below!

Vikings Eat All You Can Restaurant Dining Experience

We know that food is essential to all of us since time immemorial. When it comes to food, we tend to think only of the best based on available resources.

In rare instances, I try to visit eat-all-you-can restaurants because I would like to experience a real feast. If you’re like me, you’ll also invite your friends with you to search for your next amazing dining experiences.

There are many things to consider in planning to eat in an eat all you can restaurant such as budget, transportation and documentation. If you’re budget conscious, take advantage of the deals offered by the popular festive dining places such as birthday treats. For transportation, you can choose to rent a car or a bus from any Manila Bus Rentals Philippines companies if you’re on tour in the metro. No worries, many eat-all-you-can restaurants are huge and can accommodate a lot of guests. All you have to do is make sure that you’ve booked a table for the group.

The Food

Vikings has a lot of choices for those who love to visit eat-all-you-can restaurants. Obviously, I love their Italian dishes. My choices of grilled fish are totally amazing because it’s fresh and succulent. The dessert area – with all the tasty cakes and chocolates – is very attractive.

The Place

We visited Vikings at SM Megamall. It was huge, clean and well-maintained. The people are friendly and they’re able to entertain us with total delight, especially when my friends received cakes and awesome presentation for their birthday celebration.

My Words

I have good things to say about Vikings – remarkable, delectable and affordable. With all the choices of food and drinks, spending at least P700.00 is all worth it. We really enjoyed dining at Vikings. I’ll give my dining experience a rating of 5/5.

Responsive Web Design is Now Important to Succeed in Online Promotion

These days, many people who rely on the Internet to promote their products and services have succeeded in the job. So far, their voices have been heard and their messages have been spread across the world. They’re willing to pay the price to stay on the top of the game, including hiring a team from one of the best Philippine Premiere Webdesign companies.

However, every effort is futile if your links are not mobile-friendly. Obviously, they’ll soon vanish off of the radar. Meaning, there are a lot of things to remember in building online presence through amazing web design.

The secret behind the success of many online marketers is to have a fantastic web design to support traffic from a variety of devices with a number of screen sizes. For one thing, making your website responsive is one of the most important ingredients of online success.

Image | bluepolointeractive.com

To back this up, remember to focus on mobile-friendliness since we’ve heard about Google’s announcement earlier, posted in several blogs, that they’ll be updating their algorithms to expand the use of mobile-friendless as a ranking signal starting April 21, 2015. In that sense, websites that are totally mobile-friendly will eventually have a higher ranking in search engine results than websites that aren’t mobile-friendly.

Since it’s amazing to know that people nowadays have different ways to access content, we have to keep updated with all these changes. Everyone can access an information from a number of devices, including desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and even wearable products, such as watches.

So what should we do now? Make sure that we have a mobile-friendly website and make it more responsive.

The Benefits of Traveling Alone

Many people love to travel alone. It’s like exploring a new place with added confidence and enthusiasm. For those who have tried it, one of the things that they get from hitting the road alone is to have a feeling of being liberated from the usual activities in life with nonstop adventure.

We’ve gathered around some benefits of solo travel to inspire you today. Let’s talk about it one by one.

1. Finding new ways to be independent

It’s true that travelling alone is a chance to explore many places and making life changing decisions alone. For instance, you’re invited to join a group of backpackers to tour a national park or a hiking expedition. It’s easy to decide if you want to be with them if you’re on a solo trip. Just enjoy being on the road with them. If you’re very cooperative, you can suggest to the participants to rent a vehicle for the whole trip. To make it easy, check similar packages offered by car rental Manila Bus Rentals Philippines companies for fresh ideas.

2. Discovering new places in a magical way

If you think about it, discovering a new place is a blessing. It’s magical. But it is even more fairylike if we do it without anyone to dictate us about anything related to our trip. The concentration is intense that we get to feel even the slightest reaction out of beautiful scenery. We will have a chance to strengthen ourselves and understand our innermost feelings.

3. Taking your own stride

Taking your own pace during a trip is essential. If you want to stay in your hotel room for so long on the first day of your trip, you can do it if you’re traveling alone. No one will suggest for another course of action. Hence, you’ll be satisfied with the way you handle your weekend getaway. Maybe, you’ll have a chance to roam around a local festival celebration if you’re not thinking about a roommate left in your hotel room. Or you can enjoy keeping in touch with your inner thoughts and realign it in your goals in life since no one is going to disturb you.

4. Ability to live within your means

We know that traveling alone is more expensive than traveling with a group of people. You don’t have someone to share the payment of the accommodation, food and transportation. These days, backpackers choose affordable hotel accommodation to save money. It’s better to research about the place that you’re going to visit to learn some areas that offer affordable food and drinks. To do so, read the experiences of bloggers who have visited the place.

5. Having a chance to meet new friends

Of all the benefits of solo travel, having a chance to meet new friends is the most interesting. If you’re searching for true love, this is your chance. Believe in the magic of traveling alone. Just believe in it.

Have you experienced any of the things listed here? For those who love to travel alone, meeting new friends and being independent are the best things that you can get from it. Enjoy life!

Three Simple Steps To Plan for Solo Travel

We know that solo travel became tremendously popular nowadays. Many people are willing to go solo, especially in checking out favorite tourist spots around the country. Even though we have different reasons to travel alone, we still have to follow similar ways to make it safe and comfortable. Here are three simple ideas to plan for a solo trip.

1. Consider safety as your first priority.

Wherever you go, think about your safety at all times. Although we love the essence of wanderlust, we should be smart enough to stay safe all the time. Choose places that you think are considered peaceful. You can also use your instincts in planning for your solo trip. In booking a hotel accommodation, choose the best deal and the perfect place to enjoy a solo vacation.

In planning for your activities, choose a resort that has amazing amenities for you. For those who love swimming, research about the place that you're going to visit. My favorite place to go for swimming is Watercamp Resort in Cavite. It's very accessible and affordable. Aside from that, transportation is accessible for me.

2. Be smart about planning your transportation.

Remember, be careful in dealing with other people while on the road. Have a strategic way to handle your finances. Avoid dealing with people who have shown suspicious behavior. You'll never know when to bump on scam artists.

To be prepared, book your airplane ride three months in advance to save money. It's cheaper that way. Or try to have a complete package for you. There are travel companies that offer one package for affordable airfare, hotel accommodation and car rental service that will help you save money.

3. Leave an itinerary at home.

After planning for your solo trip, don't forget to leave a copy of your itinerary at home. Maybe, it's exciting to travel alone but it's also necessary to let your family and close friends know where you're going and your plans for the trip. The reason behind this smart move is to ensure safety and comfort that you're not really alone in this exciting activity. It doesn't hurt to have a backup plan, right?

Lastly, don't forget to be confident. It isn't good to travel with fear and uncertainty. If you have prepared for the trip, there's nothing to worry.

Tips on Choosing Hotel Accommodation

The travel industry is getting bigger and bigger everyday. Thanks to the interesting hype showed online. Many people are planning to visit new places since they're inspired with the reviews shared by travelers from across the globe. No wonder tips on choosing hotel accommodation are the usual topics searched by our dashing followers.

Today, let's talk about one of the most interesting parts of traveling that is hotel accommodation. In choosing hotel accommodation, there are several factors to remember in order to avoid problems along the way. Here are a few reminders from our beloved travelers.

1. All Womens Talk shared about choosing your hotel accommodation based on the purpose of your trip. For example, you can choose a hotel with no star rating if you're on a business trip. However, you can choose a room with high star rating if you want to go for a vacation.

2. According to Globo Treks, you can save a lot of money on hotel accommodation if you travel in a group. Since the costs can be divided among the travelers, you can save something for other activities such as swimming, island hopping and camping.

If you're a fan of swimming in a wave pool and you travel in Cavite area, you can try Watercamp Resort in Cavite since it's one way to enjoy your trip.

At the veranda of our rented small hut
in Camiguin. We got this affordable place
since it's located away from the city.
3. Try to search online while researching and planning for your trip. There are tons of hotel booking portals nowadays. All you have to do is to narrow down your search items to get the best results.

For example, use the search terms "local hotels" if you're looking for a small hotel with lots of local charm.

4. Take advantage of special deals for families on vacation, especially if you travel with kids. One of the things that you need to consider is to stay in a place with family-friendly policies. Just have the right balance of amenities, facilities, popularity and rates of the hotel to find the best deal.

5. Money Crashers shared that it's also recommended to bundle your booking items. For instance, you can get a great deal by having a complete package on hotel accommodation, car rental and affordable airfare.

Lastly, don't hesitate to research more about the place that you're going to visit. Ask for suggestions from your friends living in such place and learn more about it to have exact information.

Learning Color Blocking Fashion While On Vacation

Let me share with you something - I've tried to have a two-year vacation without working in an office-based environment. All I can say is that leaving the corporate world in exchange of becoming a freelance writer wasn't easy. But, it was worth it.

I've learned many things while living a simple life in the province. Even though it was hard at first, things became easier later on. It was a good thing that I'm familiar with travel and tours, including saving on car rental services such as those offered by many Philippines car rental companies, I was able to easily roam around the city and get inspiring ideas about fashion.

While on vacation, I was able to research more about fashion and styling. The theories were absolutely useful because I can now relate to the amazing fashion language that most of us use nowadays. Great job! So now, let's talk about color blocking.

Color blocking is one of the most interesting styling techniques. Many women love it because of the display of different colors in one outfit. To make one sharp look, three to four colors are used in one dress.

In color blocking, we need to use accessories in neutral colors to stand out. No need to wear colorful shoes here. Of course, you can wear shoes with color blocking design. However, you have to wear clothes in neutral shades such as light brown, black and gray.

Image | Graphic Shoes by Pierre Hardy

Going back to my travel escapade, I was able to share insights about color blocking to my friends. It became a trend, something that I really treasure these days.

How about you? Do you like color blocking fashion? Let's talk about it in the comments section below.

Travel Outfit Ideas For Every Fashion Lover

These days, it is always necessary to be practical in choosing clothing pieces. When it comes to traveling, being able to pack the things that you need on the road is essential. For those who love to tour around a well-known city through Car Rental Philippines or any transportation arrangement, it is also important to wear the right clothing items.

We've checked the best travel outfit ideas online for you. After all, fashion lovers are always inspired with new ways to shine. Here are 10 useful tips for you.

1. Travel Fashion Girl has given us a lot of ideas lately. So far, my favorite is about wearing a jogger pants when travelling. It's all about comfort, ladies!

2. Popsugar's post about travel styling caught my attention, especially when the topic was all about showcasing an airport chic look. I love the baggy graphic shirt teamed with skinny jeans post. It's totally amazing.

3. Have you heard about Charlize Theron's chic airport outfit lately? She donned a sleeveless shirt, a pair of black trousers and flat sandals. She emphasized her simple attire with a must-have piece - a light-hued slouchy knit sweater.

4. Refinery 29 has always the best tips for travel outfits. If you're looking for unique ideas, learn the non-cliche vacation outfits for your next getaway. For example, you can swap your skinny jeans with breathable culottes at the beach.

5. For those who love to dress up while on the road, don't worry. Let's take a cue from Olivia Palermo. Two years ago, Who What Wear showcased her awesome airport look when she donned a coordinated outfit - with chic accessories - while in the airport.

Have you tried any of these items? I've tried wearing clothing pieces that are easy to pack, especially those that are not heavy and in dark colors.

Cozy Winter Jackets

We know that it is important to be prepared for winter days. In terms of styling every season, preparation is key. May it be winter or rainy days, we need to stock up on our favorite cold weather clothing pieces for comfort and safety.

There are many reasons we should be prepared for winter or rainy season. It's for our comfort and health. Since we want to be comfortable during cold season, we should wear cozy winter clothes. Luckily, gerbings at cozywinters.com are available online since we really prefer heated clothing nowadays.

Our goal to enjoy cold season is also a priority these days. If we prefer to wear heated clothing, it's like making sure that we won't feel cold during winter. We must buy the best heated clothing items such as jackets, vests and gloves.

Don't forget to choose products that have remarkable design and attractive colors. It's one way to have fun!

Featuring Essence Colour and Go Nail Polish in Purple

I've been collecting nail polish products these days. Every week, I used to have different shades in my collection box to make sure that I have something to use every time I color my nails.

Since purple is one of my favorite colors, I opted for an Essence Colour and Go nail polish. It's lighter than purple but I love its right mix and consistency. It has quick drying feature so I love using it once in a while.

The packaging is amazing because I have nail polish products with the usual design of the container bottle. For me, the packaging is so pretty and unique.

Bruce Willis Shows Off Casual Look

We love Bruce Willis because of how he played his amazing characters in different films. Since the veteran actor has over 100 credits to his name, he has legions of fans from across the globe. These days, he's busy filming a new movie with other popular actors in the industry.

Earlier today, Bruce Willis was spotted  filming a new movie in Venice Beach, California.  He donned a baggy indigo-washed jeans and a navy blue T-shirt. He completed the casual look by wearing a a white fedora and a pair of  Asics sneakers.

Image | Bruce Willis Casual Look

The 43-year-old star is busy filming on the beach and on the streets of the Venice neighborhood. Even though there is no title yet for the film, the fans of the popular actor are excited for his new project. 

For the Love of Purple

Many fashion lovers wear purple for a change or at least to embrace changes in style. It's a dark color, more electrifying than lavender, but I really love the vibe in it, especially if it's mixed with black.

I'm sure that you will like the outfit because of the black heeled shoes and the combination of the colors. So I focused on the hairstyle and the makeup - so simple yet motivating.

Why do I have to use products that I really like these days? It's because I want to achieve a fresher look and combine it with the purple vibe of the attire. Aside from that, I really love purple. Isn't it obvious?

Kendall Jenner and her Gothic Look at Atelier Versace Show in Paris

We know that Kendall Jenner is very popular in the world of modelling. She has showed her modeling skills in many runway shows since she started the fashion-related job. No wonder she has accumulated legions of fans from around the world.

Earlier today, the 19-year-old model stole the show at the latest Atelier Versace runway show in Paris by wearing an appealing black gown and a pair of heeled black footwear. She emphasized the gothic look with the beaded gown, embroidered with intricate garlands of floral lace, with a matching chic headband.

Images | Kendall Versace Show in Paris

The attire of the famed model and sister of reality TV star Kim Kardashian looked gorgeous in the gothic style. She finished off the look by showcasing modern makeup and curly hairstyle.

What To Wear and Pack for Hiking

These days, hiking is one of the most interesting activities for many people. During vacation, it's one of our choices to spend a day with our loved ones. It's very exciting because it is also a form of exercise with a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature. Aside from that, you'll have an opportunity to enjoy road trip with other participants.

Mostly, organizers of a day hike rent a bus to reach the venue of the event. Luckily, many Manila Bus Rentals Philippines companies offer amazing packages for day trips to popular travel destinations. It makes us easy to organize transportation for hiking events. 

However, it's also necessary to have an awesome preparation for any hiking activity. So what to wear and pack for a day hike? Here are suggestions from those who have done the activity with their family and friends nowadays.

So prepared for a day hike!

What to wear

1. During summer, wear comfortable trousers for hiking. If it's cold season, choose long pants to protect you from cold.

2. You can opt to wear boots and a pair of thin cotton socks that will absorb sweat. It's also highly recommended to wear a thicker pair of hiking socks that you can pull up over your ankles. This is a good way to help guard against snake bites.

3. Another option is to wear a long sleeved top that is tightly woven to protect you against the sun.

4. You can look for fabrics that wick moisture away from your skin. For example, wear clothing made of Merino wool or some items made of silk for comfort and ease in hiking.

What to pack

1. Don't forget to pack food for lunch. Pack the sandwiches, energy drink and some fruits. You can also pack water, a few nuts and chocolates.

2. Bring medicine kit for the day hike. It should be packed with Paracetamol and anti-histamine tablets and plasters (band-aids) and antiseptic/antihistamine cream for small cuts, bites or blisters.

3. Bring your makeup kit. In packing it, include a sun tan lotion, sun glasses, lipstick, tissues and tiny hairbrush.

4. Take a small notepad for scribbling your thoughts, observation and ideas while hiking. It's important for writing your journal after the activity.

5. Pack a lightweight bag and put inside extra shirts, caps and a small umbrella.

6. Bring your wallet, phone and camera, too.

Are you planning for a day hike anytime soon! Enjoy planning the event. Don't forget to read the remarkable experiences shared by our friends online.

I Can Have My Cake and Travel Too

Many people asked me about my blogging journey in this world. For the sake of creating a post for this wonderful morning, let's me share with you my hobby of writing about amazing topics. It's amazing because it's not easy to maintain a website knowing that I have a 7-4 job at night shift time block.

The things that inspired me to write a blog are my passion for fashion, love of food and traveling and my commitment to build a writing career. These things are part of the spices that I sprinkle in my life to make it more beautiful.

First, I love to travel. Although it's an exhausting and overwhelming human activity, I love every bit of my travel escapades. I take advantage of the opportunities to visit different places in this country. Soon, I want to have a tour around Southeast Asia. I missed joining road trips by riding a bus such as those offered by Manila Bus Rentals Philippines company. Every time I'm on board an airplane, I always take time to pray and thank the heavens that I have opportunities to travel from one place to another every year.

I also love cooking and food preparation. It's a relief that I prepare our food because it gives me a chance to demonstrate my love of cooking. I also visit restaurants and famed dining places to get inspired all the time.

Since I'm a fashion lover, I study about it daily. I get inspired with the leading online portals about styling and beauty tips. If I learn about a scheduled fashion week and all the runway shows, I make sure that I can watch at least one catwalk parade. Earlier this month, I sneaked out from my busy work schedule to have a glimpse of Venus Raj walk in the runway wearing a wedding gown at SM Aura in BGC, Taguig. At that time, the lovely Vanessa Matsunaga had selfie with me, too.

What do I get out of this hobby? I have opportunities to meet new friends, mingle with celebrities and earn extra income by writing for clients during my free time. If I was able to write a post, I feel the fulfillment of doing something that is hard to do. Since I love writing, I always feel inspired to face all the challenges with great courage and dedication.