DAY TRIPPER

A short visual diary on our drive to Tagaytay for @aiskidoo‘s birthday. One spontaneous, heart-is-full Thursday. Happiest of birthdays, partner! (Also an experiment on post-processing photos. I’m so rusty, *cry*)

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HEALING HAVEN (PT. II)

Second part of this post.

Elements for the Senses

Having the sense of sight is so powerful that even the colors that you see can affect you physiologically. Hues not only define the aesthetics of the space, but, when done correctly, they also aid the body in achieving proper rest. Blue is commonly used in bedrooms as it can bring calm and reduce tension. The right kind of blue—soft and neutral—soothes and helps people sleep. Green, being the color of nature, keeps the mind refreshed. Be mindful, though, to avoid certain greens in your dining area and kitchen as it can suppress your appetite. For such areas, reds and yellows are the better choice as they stimulate taste. Neutral colors add flexibility to your dwelling since they go well with all your other colors and furnishings. Grays add a cooling impression to a space, while browns and beige offer warmth.

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SKINCARE ESSENTIALS

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. I say… I can’t even do five days. I can’t handle doing routine work for a week, let alone three. This is exactly why I never got around establishing a solid workout routine, or drinking daily supplements, or sleeping and waking up on a regular schedule. If this was a fatal flaw, then I’d be dead by now!

I know, it can be good for me to form some beneficial habit, but I guess I have yet to find out what works for me. So, imagine my surprise when I looked back on my pseudo-planner from last year and found out I’ve been doing my skincare regimen for more than three months now! Yay, me! That can only mean I’ve finally found what works for my skin, and I’m loving the convenience and effects so far. Long post after the cut!

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HEALING HAVEN (PT. I)

How are you feeling today?

The question seems so simple that sometimes you might find yourself perplexed over how you can’t suitably answer. Life has become too fast and complicated these days, and keeping up with it daily can take a toll on your health and overall happiness. A lot of factors contribute to one’s stress—the workplace, finances, terrible traffic conditions, relationships, and so on. And at the end of the day, you go back to the one place that should harbor you safe from all the trials and tribulations of the day—your home.

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