TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO STAY WITH THEIR CHEATING PARTNERS


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In every context of the word, CHEATING is UNACCEPTABLE. Much have been said about why people cheat. But not too many are written about why we choose to stay even after they have cheated on us. Remember that friend who said, "just don't let me catch him cheating or else we're done!"? What about that friend who told you, "he won't cheat on me because he's afraid of losing me." Or that friend who shared, "if he cheats on me, there will be World War 3!" These are just some of the statements that we hear from our friends when we talk about infidelity. 

TROPICAL DECEMBER

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Hello guys! We only have 14 days left before the year ends and I have been squeezing time just so I can catch up with you on my blog. :) Anyway, how is December treating you so far? Are you a little stressed out with the Christmas shopping? Or is your list getting longer? What about the weather? Feeling cold or feeling hot in December? Hmmmm Let’s call it climate change! :)

A LOVE STORY TOLD IN HAJI LANE

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IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! 
Never did I realize that love would come my way in a different place, in a different city, and in a foreign country. 

WEDOSHOP OPENS IN CEBU

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CEBU FASHION and LIFESTYLE - The hip and trendy Korean lifestyle concept store WeDoShop opens its 8th branch in the country in Talamban Times Square. 

I BROUGHT A BACKPACK BUT WENT HOME WITH A LUGGAGE

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As a Men's style blogger, I have been posting my OOTDs in Singapore for the past few days. Forgive me guys, because the truth is I still have more. Haha I went to Singapore with only a backpack and that was a real struggle. Most of my friends know that I don’t travel lightly. I always change my clothes from morning to sundown. So when they told me not to bring a lot of clothes, Almost a Blogger panicked! 

IT SOCKS TO BE REJECTED

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Once in our lives, we have been rejected. Even in our younger years, we have already experienced rejection. Have you ever wanted to play with your neighbors or join a group with your classmates but they won’t let you because you are not popular or you are not that smart enough for them? Or have you ever wanted to be in the choir but you just can’t sing? Or auditioned for drama club but failed to impress the directors? Well, if you haven’t, then you’re lucky. But for some who have tried but were rejected, yes it socks! Oooops I got that wrong, it sucks! 

FROM INDIA TO CHINA - TWO COUNTRIES IN ONE DAY

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Do you want to know how I travelled to India and China in one day? Hmmmm
The best thing about travelling to a different country is that you always get what you least expect. And Singapore being one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world will keep you at your feet at all times. (and that could mean literally at your FEET) Hahaha

A POP OF COLOR


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Hey there! How are you? It’s been quite a while since I have shared a style post. I got really busy with work and I just came back from Singapore for a much needed vacation. Have you ever experienced feeling so drained that sometimes you just want to runaway and forget about everything that stresses you out? Well, I think everybody has. So whatever you’re feeling right now, whether you’re happy or sad, definitely you are not alone. And your Cebu based personal style blogger is back to put a smile on your face and to inspire you to travel in style without running away from yourself. (wink)

MAGNUM ICE CREAM PLEASURE BAR EXCITES CEBU

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Everybody’s favorite Belgian chocolate ice cream brand opened its first pop-up pleasure store in Cebu on November 17, 2016. It is located at the upper ground floor of the Mountain Wing of SM Seaside City Cebu. The store allows buyers to personalize their own Magnum ice cream bar with 18 different toppings to choose from.

AN AFTERNOON DATE AT THE IMPERIAL SPA

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Aside from blogging, I actually work as a Staff Nurse in one of the government hospitals in Cebu City. Most of my patients are critical since I am assigned in the Intensive Care Unit. That is why I am always on alert in monitoring and taking care of my patients. Sometimes, I even forget to eat or take  a bladder break because I am that busy. That is why I was already looking forward for an afternoon date in the spa with some of my girl friends from Cebu Bloggers Society - Guada, Lyssa, and Marki at the lovely Imperial Spa

YOU WON’T GET YOUR HEART BROKEN WITH PAYMAYA

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PayMaya, the pioneer in mobile money and payments, and Uber, world’s leading ridesharing mobile application, launched an exclusive promo for Uber riders who will use their PayMaya app or card in paying for their transactions.

THERE IS A MCSPICY BURGER IN EACH OF US

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My favorite McDonald's Burger, the McSpicy, is back! And it is back Hotter than Ever! 

HOW PIPELINE OUTLASTED CEBU'S UNFORGIVING BAR INDUSTRY

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PIPELINE Cebu has been in the Bar and Restaurant business for 13 years and for an industry where longevity is quite a challenge, that’s already a feat! 

YOU DON'T HAVE TO FORGIVE HIM - BUT YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE YOURSELF

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I know that it’s hard to forgive someone who broke us into pieces. But what’s even harder is forgiving ourselves for accepting the kind of love that we settled for. The kind that holds us back from becoming the best of what we can be. The kind that makes us feel lesser of who we are. The kind that breaks us. 

HE SAID, SHE SAID - "THE BROTHER'S SWEATER"

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I have always wanted to feature my little sister on my blog and what a better way to do it is by introducing the “brother’s sweater”. It is an oversized sweater for girls that can be worn as a dress. I call it “brother’s sweater” because my sister is still not allowed to have a boyfriend. Hahahaha She's only sixteen! But as for others, you may call it your “boyfriend’s sweater”. (wink) 

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO TO MAINIT SPRINGS

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Cebu prides itself with over a hundred waterfalls and cold springs from North to South of the island. But not everybody knows that Cebu also has a very well kept treasure in Montañeza, Malabuyoc - the Mainit Springs. I have been to Mainit Springs twice already this year. So I have enough reasons why you shouldn’t go and visit Malabuyoc’s hidden jewel.

BOJO RIVER : A PALAWAN-ESQUE BEAUTY IN CEBU

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Aloguinsan, Cebu Philippines - I don't necessarily have the luxury to travel all the time. So when I heard about Bojo River tagged as the mini Palawan of Cebu, I grabbed the opportunity to experience its Palawan-esque beauty through a 90-minute river cruise. 

ARE YOU LOYAL? OR ARE YOU FAITHFUL?

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Hello there! It’s been a while since I posted something personal. Hahaha So here it goes. 

Cheating is definitely one of the reasons why a relationship fails. For me, it is a deal breaker. A cheat will always be a cheat. I don’t know why but for some, they love the thrill of it. The feeling of not being caught can be addictive for some. But not all who have cheated started as cheaters. There are some who were cheated on and found cheating as a way to get even to their cheating partners. I ain’t judging but I feel like it’s a lose-lose situation. He cheated on you - and you try to do the same. Think about it. What do you gain from it? Do you think it helps the situation? Does it make you a better person? No! What it makes you is the person you hated and cursed to the heavens. It makes you the person you promised you’d never be. 

TOM N TOMS COFFEE CEBU - 6 REASONS TO VISIT THE COFFEE SHOP THAT NEVER SLEEPS


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ANNEONGHASEYO! Top Korean coffee chain Tom N Toms Coffee opens its first branch in Metro Cebu - strategically located at The Greenery, Mabolo, Cebu City.

“Tom N Toms is not just about coffee but a space where people get-together through our high-quality coffee and delectable menu. This is the Tom N Toms experience that people around the world has come to love that we are bringing here in Cebu,” said Tom N Toms Cebu General Manager Jay Alba.

BACK TO BLACK


Every guy looks good in a Black T-shirt! There I said it. You just can never go wrong with a simple black shirt as much us your basic white shirt. I have already posted about how to get away with a plain white tee. Now, it’s back to black. The trick to wearing basics is going simple and minimal without being boring. 

SALUTE


Both my maternal and paternal families are in the military. In fact my brother is in the Armed Forces of the Philippines assigned in Bohol as of the moment. I always had fun memories with him when we were younger. I would go with him catch spiders at night, swim in the river, play hide and seek and “santelmo” when there’s a black out, luksong baka, shatong, patintero, ride bikes and do some tricks and other childhood games in the 90’s. We definitely had an active childhood. But we were very different from each other. I was the achiever in class while he was the rascal. But growing up, my brother has always protected me from bullying whether at home or in school. He would always defend me from people calling me names because of my sexuality or the way I act. He was in a way, overprotective. So perfect that he is in the military right now helping to protect the country we love

THE LAST STEP TO LETTING YOU GO

Lambug Beach, Badian Cebu
"At first I asked myself, why would I even go back to a place where I had so much memories with a past love? Will I be able to enjoy the sun rising with the same hope of spending eternity with him? To collect pebbles and seashells we once enjoyed together? To slam my body against ravaging waves while holding his hand? To look at the sunset with so much love in my heart? To be strong enough to look at the same stars we once promised to each other? Will I be able to handle these all by myself? The truth was, I had doubts. But I knew I had to do it and face my fears. Or else I'll stay stuck in my bubble full of anxiety and questions." - Philip Pingoy

MOM'S ADVICE ON DATING AND MEN : LOOK AT HIS SHOES FIRST!



A wise fashionista/fashionisto invests on a classic and timeless piece. Remember that if you want to make the most of your purchase, always go for quality. You may have noticed that most fashion or style bloggers always wear the same pair of shoes in their OOTD looks especially for menswear. Unlike women, men have lesser choices when it comes to different styles of shoes. That is why it is essential that men should look at their shoes the way women do

THE OVERSIZED POLO


One of the latest trends right now is the oversize look. Streetwear has definitely become more accepting of past “NO NOs” in fashion.

WOMENSWEAR AS MENSWEAR


Androgyny is defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary as having the characteristics or nature of both male and female, neither specifically feminine nor masculine, and or suitable to or for either sex

PUKA-LICIOUS ( A PARADISE IN PARADISE )


Puka Beach in the beautiful island of Boracay is a must visit for both local and foreign tourists. It is a lot peaceful than Stations 1,2,3 where most people enjoy water activities during the day and party all night long when the sun starts to set. If you just want to chill and enjoy the crystal blue waters of Boracay, this is the perfect place for you.

ZARA IS MY GIRL


 For both guys and girls, one of the most important parts of pulling off a look is having a stylish, yet functional shoes. It could either make or break your ensemble. 


FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN BEING A NURSE AND DOING WHAT YOU LOVE


Hey! How are you doing? Sipping coffee? Watching your favorite TV series? Waiting for your flight? Hanging out with friends? or just simply browsing the net?Hehehe Anyway, whatever you’re doing right now, thank you for taking time to view my page. I appreciate your feedback every time I post something. (wink) 

GET THIS "JACKET WITH PATCHES" FOR LESS



Cebu Style - Hey! As many people would say, the rainy season has officially commenced. But have you been to different retail stores in Cebu lately? What have you noticed in their display windows and mannequins? What trends have you observed? Denim? Utilitarian? Patches? Hmmmm Yes, these are the latest trends that Fashion Brands such as TOPSHOP, Pull and Bear, and Bershka carry this season. But not all of us are always eager to spend much on trends. That is why I am going to help you get the look for less. 

LARGER THAN LIFE SMART DIGIFEST IN CEBU

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The largest communications network in the country SMART Communications is bringing its faster and stronger internet connectivity in Cebu with its larger than life themed Digifest over the weekends this month. 

A. REFINERY SIZZLES AT ONE


Cebu, Philippines - A. Refinery is proud to celebrate its first year Anniversary in Ayala Center Cebu through a pre event media conference as one of the most innovative and newest companies in audio and lifestyle industry. In just one year, their passion and dedication to produce high quality products is really remarkable making its users to be in the moment with their music experience. In addition, they pride themselves in creating immersive forward thinking of home entertainment, HIFI concepts and portable media. They also offer complete showcased products and services as well.

7 REASONS TO ‘WIN TOGETHER’ WITH OLX


July 12, 2016 - Cebu City - OLX Philippines has introduced its new campaign, Win Together, which describes the leading classifieds platform’s DNA as enabler of win-win exchanges within its online community. It is aligned with the company’s vision of improving Filipinos’ lives by bringing people together for win-win exchanges. OLX believes that buying-and-selling goes beyond its utility. The simple exchanges between buyers and sellers eventually create a community where everybody wins as one Filipino nation.

HAUSBRANDT CAFFE OPENS IN CEBU


TASTE PASSION IN A CUP - Hausbrandt Caffe, an Italian coffee brand has finally reached the beautiful shores of Cebu with its very first branch in the country. It introduces a new and different kind of coffee experience. You will be able to enjoy coffee like you never have before with Hausbrandt’s unique Brew Your Own Coffee (BYOC) experience. 

LIVE LECHON DE CEBU ROASTINGS IN MACTAN ALFRESCO


Cebu continues to captivate and excite the senses of local and international tourists with its gastronomic possibilities. A culinary melting pot, Cebu, the Queen City of the South prides itself with its world famous “LECHON”. Recognized by Time Magazine in its Best of Asia 2009 issue, lechon de cebu is dubbed as “the world’s best pig.” And there’s a place in Cebu where everyone can enjoy this decadent dish and experience a whole new level of eating lechon.

SIGNET ADDS LUXE TO CEBU FASHION



Signet, the Philippines’ top luxury menswear boutique came to Cebu City and held a special Trunk Show at the Ayala Land Premier Showroom last June 25-26, 2016. It was attended by Cebu Style and Fashion Bloggers, media personnel and other stakeholders of Ayala Land Premier and The Alcoves. Cebu’s emerging fashion scene has brought the men behind Signet to showcase their newest offerings of high quality suiting and luxury goods from two of the brands the boutique carries, namely Ring Jacket and Carmina Shoemaker. 

BLACK AND DENIM


As promised, I have written a separate blogpost for a fashion collaboration I recently had with other Cebu Style Bloggers. I named this post “BlackAndDenim”. I chose this look because it’s easy to put together. And with Cebu's ever changing weather, a handy jacket is a must piece in your closet.

WHEN CEBU STYLE BLOGGERS MEET


This is my first collaboration with fellow style bloggers from Cebu Bloggers Society and Sublime Set Up. 

BLOGGED: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH A SIMPLE WHITE T-SHRT

  

If I have a favorite thing in the world aside from food, that would be a plain white t-shirt. I can't even count how many white shirts I have in my closet. Hahaha I wear them in my sleep, when I go out, when I attend casual events, etc. After all, it's a basic. I just feel like I can wear them everyday and get away with it. ​

6 SIGNS HE HAS FALLEN OUT OF LOVE AND IS MAYBE CHEATING ON YOU



We have all read about the different signs of falling in love. But not too many are written about falling out of love. When my previous relationship did not work, I asked myself a lot of questions. What did I do wrong? Was I not good enough? What could have I done to stop it from falling apart? These were just some of the questions that ran through my head at that time. Months have passed and I realised that maybe he has just fallen out of love from me. So I looked back on the things that might have been signs that our relationship was bound to fail. And these are the signs that I was able to remember.

WHAT WAS AN EMPTY ROOM WASN'T REALLY EMPTY



What was initially planned to be a simple OOTD shoot turned out to be more than the usual. 

5 UKAY-UKAY PLACES IN CEBU CITY

When I was younger, my mother would always bring me to the ukay-ukay. I didn’t complain at all. Because at that time, I figured it was a clever way of buying clothing at a very reasonable price. Now, I buy some of my stuff in THRIFT STORES. It’s cheap and budget-friendly. You just have to be really persistent and patient at the same time. 

 So here is a list of my top 5 UKAY-UKAY destinations in Cebu City. (Disclaimer : The pictures show the pieces I bought in the ukay-ukay, not the actual stores are used as the settings of these photographs.) 

1.Carbon Public Market 
 It's a no brainer that this has to be the most popular ukay-ukay destination for all fashionistas out there. Everybody knows that Carbon has everything you need. You can buy stuff for as low as P10. I even bought a pair of denim shorts for only P20. The place may be overwhelming for a first timer, but once you get a hang of it, you will surely enjoy this place. 
 Tip: The best time to visit is on Saturday night and Sunday morning, as more stalls are opened along USJR as well. These are the shorts that I bought for P20. Sometimes I also buy pants then cut them into shorts. 



STOP - LISTEN - GO

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Most people would agree that life is never fair. More often, it teaches us lessons after the pain. It continuously tests our spirit and faith until we decide to rise above or to drown from it.

One sunny afternoon, while my friend and I were looking for a location of an upcoming project, we passed by this busy street along Cebu Port. There was no traffic light in the area while big cargo trucks passed by in full speed. Then it got me thinking "When do you STOP, LISTEN and GO."

I AM THE GUY YOU WILL NEVER LOVE



Go ahead - Laugh at the guy who falls too easily. 

BINGE WATCHING WITH IFLIX



There are days when I just want to stay inside and binge watch my favorite TV shows and movies. When I was younger my mother would always tell me "ako nang e kwentas ang TV nimo ron!" 

A WALKING ARTPIECE


Hello guys! How have you been spending summer? Have you gone to the beach, climbed a mountain, chased waterfalls, learned a new hobby, or couch surfed perhaps? Well, before you go on another adventure. Here’s something for you to read on your free time. (wink) ​

BE AN ALL STAR - CONVERSE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION



I was one of the lucky people who were invited to witness the official launch of CONVERSE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION in Ayala Centre Cebu in its flagship store. The collection played around the trends of the season such as knits, prints, vibrant colors, and bold patterns. ​

EFFORTLESS STYLE


When the temperature’s rising and you feel like going out on a sunny afternoon, go for this season’s must have, the long fit Tank Top. There are so many ways to style your tanks. One style tip is wearing them with skinnies and sneakers. 

PAINTING RED IN BORACAY



It's my first time in Boracay and I did not have any expectations going there. They told me that I wouldn't enjoy it because it's already too crowded and overrated. But for me, Boracay proved them wrong! Now I know why it is still one of the best tourist destinations in the whole world. 

PULLOVER SUMMER


Pullovers for summer? I say, why not? 

TANKED AND TANNED



Summer time is definitely giving us an excuse to wear tank tops even if we are not in the beach. It is also giving us an excuse to get tanned!