Life Update: September 2018

Hello, everyone! How have you been?

Yes, I have been away for a month. 😲

Here’s why.

  1. University. YAAAYYY!! In my last post, I did promise to update you guys when some things have been settled and now they finally are! I am going to start studying at a German university this winter semester. I still can’t believe it. The past few months I have just been sending documents, applying, and waiting for news, and after A LOOONG TIME, I got my acceptance. WOOHOO!! I just thank God that this whole university application process is done. It took almost a year for the whole preparation, exam, sending out of documents and enrolment.
  2. Holiday. I was really busy trying to tie up some loose ends with the enrolment and holiday preparation and packing that I didn’t have the time to write about it, haha. The hubby and I went to Cyprus, Greece. It was AMAZING. I don’t think I’ve had a proper holiday in 10 years. And after coming back, I am still in such a daze, lol.

    Paphos Medieval Castle


    Tombs of the Kings


    Paphos Sunset

  3. Home Stuff. My whole life I didn’t understand why my mom loved Ikea. There was the food, yes, but that was it for me. But now that I’m married and actually have a home that had the necessities but looked very bare and minimal, something just clicked inside my brain. I found myself staring at the living room and thinking, “Well, someone has got to do it”. Lol. So off I went making multiple trips to Ikea, Depot, Butlers and Nanu-Nana, buying stuff that would make our home, well, more  homey. During this time, I also met up with some of my friends here in Berlin and found out what they were up to.


  4. To blog or not to blog. During the holiday, I saw some amazing sights, and learned a great deal about myself. I found out that I have a lot of goals in life that I want to accomplish, and that the next few years are going to be very busy. This led to me thinking of whether or not I should continue to keep writing on here.

    While I do love WordPress and I LOVE WRITING, I also want to explore video editing or making podcasts because I want to try something new and I want to show a more visual side.I have also found that a lot of people that I follow here are moving on to other forms of media, such as Youtube, Instagram or Snapchat. BUT I do LOVE the people and the community I belong to here, so I am still debating whether or not I should move on or stay.

What do you guys think? Are you guys going to keep on blogging?

After 12 years


Hi everyone! How are you guys? It has been a while but there has just been so much going on that I haven’t had time to write about it. Anyway, here’s a quick update. I promise to write a longer one as soon as I’ve settled some stuff. 🙂

One of the things that has happened is that my former classmate came to Berlin, and this was the first time I saw him in 12 years! It was SO surreal. I still can’t believe that of all places, Berlin was where we got to meet.

We have certainly grown (physically and mentally, haha) over the years! During class ages ago, what we talked about was mostly where we were going to hang out and what homework we had. Now, we talked about how everyone else has been, what have we been up to, politics, insurance, life philosophies and everything we’ve learned over the years. It was great to see that we have changed so much for the better! He fell in love with Berlin, or Europe, in general, and I encouraged him to open his mind to moving here, haha.

We even talked to some of our former classmates through Facetime, and it was awesome how we can just talk to each other, without any awkwardness or weirdness! I am so grateful for how we all turned out! Some of us are now become politicians, lawyers, scientists, entrepreneurs, software engineers, artists, accountants, nurses, doctors, bankers, managers, etc.! Isn’t that amazing?

Talking to them made me want to visit the Philippines and just hang out with my friends for a while. They are good and great people, and it’s harder to find genuine friends nowadays. Anyway, hope you are all doing great! But I do want to know one thing:

Have you ever been to a school/university reunion?

July 2018 Favourites 💖

Hello, everyone! Can you believe it’s already August?! Four more months and it’s already 2019. So crazy when you think about it. Anyway, I missed out on my June faves so here are my July ones. I didn’t go to a lot of places this summer, because of the flu and heat. But does Ikea count? LOL. I hope this post will still inspire you to try these things out or try something new for yourself. 🙂

  1. Flat peaches. I have never seen flat peaches in my life, so when I saw these, I was skeptical, lol. But once I tasted one, I fell in love. Have you tried them before?

2. Anne with an E. Having had to stay in bed for two weeks, I got to watch this show, and I am so happy I did. This series reminds me of the good old days when stuff on TV transported you to a happy place, and does not make you feel like you got dumber at the end of the show. I like watching stuff that not only makes you feel like you’re reading a book and using your imagination, but also makes you think. This is a must-watch if you’re looking for a good one.


3. Home-made salads. At Aldi, you can get Trader Joes’ salads, and they taste really good. It’s like you’re eating snacks and not salads. BUT they got more expensive. Previously they were less than 2€ but now they are 2.70+€, which is crazy, so I started making my own salads. They are cheaper and we can eat as much as we want. There’s a bit of work with the slicing and dicing, but at least you know what’s in your salad, and you save more money. Cha-Ching!


4. Brooklyn 99. Who hasn’t heard of this show? When it got cancelled a few months ago, there was so much uproar, that it was immediately picked up by another network. Even the creator of Hamilton, Lin Manuel-Miranda protested. This is a fun show that makes you feel like you have a bond with each of the characters and the team as a whole. Gina Linetti, Chelsea Peretti’s character, is my jam. Lol.


5. Mother Nature Vitamin C Serum. Last but not least, is a skincare product. I still want to do a skincare post, but this will have to do for now. This product is AH-mazing. I wanted to try a more natural approach to caring for my skin, and I found this gem. It IS pricey, but it’s worth it because you just put two drops and it covers your face, neck and décolletage. My skin feels so much softer and it definitely looks brighter. Really! It also has pretty good reviews on Amazon. I just checked the price and it is 21.85€. This will probably last for about 4-5 months.



Those are my favourites for this month, y’all. 🙂

Do you have any faves for July?

What’s something new you tried this month? 


You’re hot and you’re cold


Guys, I’m melting. No, really. Lol.

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year here in Berlin so far, I think. On the weather app it said 35 degrees, but I think it reached up to 38. It has been 30 degrees and above for the past two weeks, and this is SO unusual! This is my third summer here and this is the first time ever that I turned on the fan every day this time of the year!

Of course having lived in the Philippines and Singapore, I have a higher tolerance for heat than most people, but there’s usually airconditioning everywhere in both countries, lol. Here in Germany, there are mostly only heaters, because for the 9 months out of  the 12, you’re freezing, haha.

So I have just been staying indoors because I feel nauseous sometimes when it gets too hot. Also, when you ride a train full of sweaty passengers with no wind and no airconditioning, well, good luck with that. 😀 Just saying. My husband has been suffering through this heat. :/ He’s built for cold weather, which means he’s always feeling warm and he’s like my personal heater during winter, haha. I, on the other hand, am his personal cooling system. Like those fans that keep your computers cool, I always seem to find a way to keep my skin well, not hot. This is useful during summer, but I also absorb the cold  really fast during winter, haha. Does this even make sense? 😀

How is the weather like in your part of the world now?