Things I want to do in 2016

Before I enumerate the things I look forward to do this coming 2016, I want to ask how was your Christmas? I hope you had a great time.

Three more nights before we welcome 2016 have you assessed how well you did this year? Don’t be too hard on yourself I know you did great enough so you deserve an ice cream treat. 🙂

I am pretty (Period. haha Just kidding.) excited for the coming new year. What’s new, I am always excited. 🙂 New year means new beginning for all of us. What could be the reason not to feel jumpy? I don’t see any. Challenges makes our life exciting so please don’t see it as a hindrance.

To carry over the bucket of F.U.N from 2015 I have list down the things I think I want to do come 2016.

  1. Color my hair purple
  2. Go surfing
  3. Join a drawing contest
  4. Send snail mails
  5. Arrange a pajama party with girlfriends
  6. Hike three mountains
  7. Record one song and upload it on Facebook
  8. Buy my first sewing machine
  9. Write a poem
  10. Curl my hair
  11. Go ice skating
  12. Enter a horror house
  13. Make five DIY post
  14. Visit five beach this year
  15. Arrange a surprise outing
  16. Buy a kid I don’t know an ice cream
  17. Write a short fiction
  18. Watch a movie alone
  19. Swim with the sharks
  20. Discover local food stops in Cavite
  21. Feed birds
  22. Make a dress for myself
  23. Help out others in need. Do a volunteer work
  24. Have a pet
  25. Enrol to a design school
  26. Visit an island I haven’t been to before
  27. Visit three museums
  28. Apply for a designing job
  29. Go to Cebu
  30. Make a cake for someone
  31. Visit salon for a pixie cut

That’s it! It’s quite a long CHALLENGING list for me.  Well you know what they say – “If it doesn’t scare you. It isn’t big enough”. I do hope to tick them off before 2016 ends.

How about you? Have you thought about the things you want to do in 2016? I bet you have, share it with us! 🙂

From the bottom of my heart I wish you another happy, healthy, exciting and prosperous NEW YEAR!




#Bloggys 2015 Gala Night is happening on November 21, 2015

Four more nights before the most awaited gala night of Filipino bloggers and I am pretty excited because my blog has made it in the guest list!

Bloggys 2015: Gala Night

Would you like to be part of this event? Reserve your tickets now!

Buying Christmas Gifts Online

Few more days before the most awaited feast are you done with your Christmas shopping.

If you really can’t find time to go to the malls because of your very hectic schedule well do not worry too much coz on this post I’ve got you covered. (Wink!)

You must have heard of online shopping, right? It’s 2015 so don’t tell me you have no idea. Though I would understand if you’ll say you haven’t tried it, yet. But do you know that when you buy online you can save a lot? There are online shops that offer great discounts and free shipping too (for a minimum purchase though). Like free shipping for a minimum purchase of PHP 1,000. Not bad isn’t it? Shop all you want by just clicking.

To shoo those doubts away here’s a short list of online shops I trust. (No BS!)

  1. Zalora – A one stop online destination for everything fashion.

Mind if I tell you that ZALORA’s collection of Valentino watches is absolutely gorgeous. They look like luxury watches but cost much less!

2. – The online store of the brand Tomato.

If you are looking for affordable and bold fashion statements this is the site to go.

3. – It’s not just an online shop where you can buy planners and journals but also a community.

I have been using their planner (Belle De Jour) for two years now and it is really a chic deal. You don’t only get a planner filled with discount coupons, you also become part of a community of empowered women. You become a Bella. (Dancing)

4. Lazada – An online shopping site that offers various products across categories.

Check out their site because I read there would be special items that will be available at PHP 11 only until 11/11. Plus PHP 99 deals that will be revealed on 11/11.

5. Renzie Benzie’s Special Sylvannas – Looking for something sweet for your office gift giving?

The pastries from this online shop will make your gifting partner show his/her sweet smile.

Hoorah! I hope this post helps you a bit to beat the Christmas rush. 🙂




Taking Gifting to the Next Level

It’s Ber months, now shake off the doldrums, start doing your Christmas list while singing your favorite Christmas song.

“Sleigh bells ring are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening

                A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonder land.” C’mon sing with me!!!

What is your favorite Christmas carol by the way?

Now let’s start with the question what should be in your Christmas list?

  1. A gift for yourself. Oh! Yes! Give yourself a gift because you have been working so hard since January thus you earned it. Besides, it’s Christmas!

Now think of something that you have been yearning to buy for yourself. If you’d ask me, my Christmas wish is a decent DSLR so I can take my photography skill to the next level (You know I only use my mobile camera in all my photos, right?) and new color markers and pens for my future designs/illustrations.

  1. Ho Ho Ho. This is the time of the year when you get the chance to play as St. Nicholas for your family and loved ones. Are’nt they the reason why you had been working so hard? Then, what are you waiting for? Start the planning and early Christmas shopping.

Here are my Christmas gift ideas:

  • Mom & Dad – I am thinking of buying a nice couple shirt for my parents. That would be cute I think! HO-HO-HO
  • Brothers – Bag for the boys.
  • Sisters – Pair of doll shoes for my girls.
  • Boyfriend – Probably a polo shirt for my busy dude or a personalized pillow. Wink!
  • Grandparents – Food basket. Do you know that SM markets are selling Christmas baskets starting at PHP 350?
  • Cousins / Aunts / Friends – Bath and beauty products. The best place for me to find these items is at Watsons. They have a wide selection of lovely gift sets, which you can buy for as low as PHP 99. Woah!
  • Godchildren – I have few and I want to give them something educational like books and educational toys. But if you prefer to give your kids something wearable I heard SM is giving 50% off until October 31, 2015 on selected kids shoes and accessories. Hurry! Let the holiday shopping begin!
  1. Every Christmas it has been a tradition for our Parish youth organization to hold an outreach program for the less fortunate kids in our community. We start by raising funds through making and selling Christmas stars, and asking for donations. Then, we organize a Christmas party for them. There will be foods, games, singing & dancing, and gifts to make their Christmas experience truly memorable.
Merry SM Christmas Campaign - ChiaChinR
Photo by Cedric Gonzales

You know there are many ways to share the joy of Christmas. I still remember during my grade school days when my school would ask us to donate some of our though old but still usable toys and clothes that they will give to charity every Christmas.

And oh! I learned that SM have this SM Cares Bears of Joy Charity Program that allows you to keep one bear and give the other to Children from various aid organization and orphanages for only PHP 200. A good chance to make a child happy, grab it!

That’s it! Let me know how these three points helped you in making your Christmas list.

Sending you my early love for Christmas,


Merry SM Christmas Campaign - ChiaChinR

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My BDJ Global Glam Takes

BDJ Global Glam - ChiaChinR

Just this Sunday I attended the BDJ Box Global Glam. That means I again enjoyed listening to beauty talks, freebies, discounted products and met a new Bella. #PerksOfABella

As I expected the event was filled with good vibes, goodies, pretty ladies, and pointers from beauty gurus.

For those who missed the event I am happy to share my favorite takes from the beauty talks I attended.

Confidence is the New Sexy with Strip and Browhaus by Miselle Bergonia

  • For those who are not happy with their brows. Browhaus Salon has a solution, the Brow Resurrection. On this process, they will construct your dream brows from root to tip giving a 3D lifelike brows effect.

BDJ Global Glam - ChiaChinR

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful with Covergirl by Nikita Conwi

  • The perfect shade of lipstick is one to two shades lighter or darker than your natural lip color.
  • To make full lips look thinner, apply a nude lip liner on the outer area then dub the color of your choice towards the pout area

BDJ Global Glam - ChiaChinR

Be like Candice with Max Factor by Bobby Carlos

  • When applying a mascara it is better to start from the roots, on the tips then do a full swing.
  • For blush application; smile, do a circular motion from the apple of your cheeks to the temple.

Aside from the beauty tips I learned, there are beauty booths that offers free makeovers and product discounts up to 70% off. I bought my Morrison product a hundred bucks off and they gave me samples of their products too. These are Stretch Mark Collagen Body Cream, Elbow and Knee Whitening Body Lotion, and Collagen Whitening 2 in one Body Lotion. (Morrison is a new brand to me so I will let you know whether it is effective or not through a product review blog. Promise!)

BDJ Global Glam - ChiaChinR

BDJ Global Glam - ChiaChinR

BDJ Global Glam - ChiaChinR

Of course, there are lots and lots of product giveaways that made this event more enthralling. There was a free photo souvenir from Canon, free ride home from GrabTaxi, Olay cream and body wash, feminine wash from Pure n Fresh, body scrub from Asian Secrets, Pantene conditioner and many more!

Feeling melancholic because you missed the event? Cheer-up! The annual BDJ Fair is happening on October 18, 2015 at the SM MOA Music Hall. Surely it’s going to be another chic event. So save the date and watch out for their announcements.

Once again, this is your “feeling” BDJ event correspondent. – Chia! 🙂