Saturday, May 28, 2016

STEPPING STONES AND GARDEN CITIES


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Yay, Saturday! So my life planning has taken up approximately 10 minutes, writing down my Plan A, B, and C for this year. Okay, it's not actually life planning but figuring out where I go from here. I know where I want to go and what I want out of life (and if I'm being completely honest, I always did) but the how isn't clear at the moment. Sometimes, instead of stepping on to the next stone, you have to take that leap of faith.

As for the rest of the weekend, I intend to visit some distinctly Singapore spots. All the times I've complained that there's nothing to do is coming back to me as I try to squeeze in as many attractions as I can. Hehe! 

But for now, here's a photo diary of my visit to the Singapore National Orchid Garden, the premier section of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It's $5 for adults, a minimal fee for exploring the lush space. Seeing all the vibrant colors got me asking myself how is this all even real!? It was an interesting afternoon spent strolling around and admiring nature. Really got to hand it to Lee Kuan Yew for coming up with the "Singapore as a Garden City" idea. Aside from roadside greenery and tree-planting initiatives, he ensured an escape from the urban bustle through parks and gardens scattered across the island. Wish we had more of this in Manila!

Friday, May 27, 2016

THIS IS LIFE IN COLOR


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It's FRIDAY!!! Really looking forward to the weekend and having all the time to sit down with myself. I've got major life planning to do and as much as the setbacks are aplenty, there are far greater prospects ahead. I am super excited and looking forward to the next chapter! It can be win-win as long as I know where to focus. It's not gonna be easy, but as what today's Momentum Dash reminded me - "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."

Well, this is life in color
Today feels like no other
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in motion
-One Republic


Here's to living colorful lives, whatever color palette your closet is. 



{Cole Haan leather jacket, Cotton On shorts}

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MARINA MANDARIN STAYCATION PHOTO DIARY


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Every time my mom visits Singapore, we dedicate at least a night for a hotel staycation. I'll be the first to tell you that Singapore hotels are sooo expensive, especially when I convert it to Philippine Pesos, but there really is nothing like plopping into a very comfortable bed, preferably after a good bubble bath, with the aircon blasting and then not having crying kids disturb the peace - or worse, wake you up at an ungodly hour. You see, I live in an apartment with 3 kids, 2 of which are girls who love to fake cry and scream, so it's nice to get away from them from time to time. Good thing there's Agoda and other discounted booking sites! One of our staycations last 2015 (I won't say the month so you don't judge me too much for this late post, hahaha!) was in Marina Mandarin. It's within close vicinity of Suntec City and it may be the most budget-friendly among the hotels around. Since the area is pretty much all connected, my mom and I went to Suntec for a shabu-shabu lunch followed by a stroll around the famous Fountain of Wealth. The rest of the day was spent chilling at the hotel. Good times with my mama! See for yourself and enjoy the photo diary below. x

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