Life Talk: Love Life

I don’t usually talk about having a boyfriend here on my blog although everyone who knows me personally basically already knows about me having a boyfriend ofcourse including my family. lol.

The beginning of this relationship is quite hard, the first month we hid it to my family since mine was so strict although his family already knows about us from the very beginning.  It wasn’t really my intention to hide it but I guess I was scared on how they would react especially my aunt. Haha. Anyway, atleast everything’s okay now.

I thought having a boyfriend is just a walk in the park, I imagined that it would be easy peasy but nope it wasn’t like that. Learned a lot of things while in this relationship and being easy is not one of them. We fight a lot and love a lot. We both have a lot of differences and everyday we discover new traits about each other. We argue with the most littlest details and we laugh with the most childish things we encounter. This relationship has still a long way to go and we still have a lot to improve on ourselves.

Maturity, understanding, and patience are the keys for a healthy relationship and I admit that even though we are almost on our 2nd year, we both still have a lot to improve to make this work. It’s not easy, it will never gonna be easy, but we’re getting by and that’s what’s important.

 

xx,

Mariel.

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My Acne Story

Ever since I was in my teenage years up until now that I am already in my early 20’s, am still experiencing acne breakouts, it wasn’t the kind of breakouts that pimples would cover my entire face but it would pop out once in awhile which is very annoying and not to mention my skin is so dry and rashes would form in my cheeks area. I have tried any drugstore products out there that says would help healing my breakouts but unfortunately all of it didn’t work out on me. Just recently I bought a lot of skin care products and prayed that these would work because to tell you the truth, they weren’t cheap at all and skin care products are expensive especially the high-end ones and for the umpteenth time these products failed to work its miracles on me. My skin became more flaky and I thought that it was just my skin reacting to all these products that I recently used, so I kept on using it but the rashes on my face worsened up and there were already pimples on my chin area that won’t just go away (I guess they loved my skin that much lol) and it really started to affect me like my level of confidence would just go down the drain. It came to a point where I no longer want to take pictures and just looking at my face makes me sad because my pimple breakout was just too much and I’ve tried everything and it just didn’t seem to work.

Earlier this month, I decided to finally go to the derma and treat my acne prone skin. I was hesitant at first because it’s been so long since I went to the dermatologist. The procedure was very painful especially the pricking part but it was all worth it. Money spent on facial and acne medications were a bit pricey but definitely worth the risk because I can finally see some changes on my skin. Pimples on my chin area are no longer there although there are still acne scars left and the rash is already gone. My skin is beginning to clear up and never looked this healthy.

I still have acne every once in awhile but it  heals very fast and they’re very tiny and you can’t barely see them unless you’re so close to me. Fingers crossed that my skin will remain in its healthy state.

 

xx,

Mariel.

 

 

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My Current Favorite Drink

If you personally know me, you would already know how much I love milk tea! Back when I wasn’t really into saving, I would always splurge because duhh it’s my favorite! But there’s this one Milk Tea place that I’m really obsessed with, I’d literally go south to north just to buy my favorite drink from them.

Serenitea’s Matcha Uji Frappe is my happy pill! Matcha and milk tea with ice cream all in one! Wow. I have no words for this but absolute perfection! Just recently when I went there, I also tried there taro snow and it tasted so good that i finished it in less than 5 minutes.

This taro snow is not just for the upcoming hot summer season but also perfect for this tropical weather that we lived in. Serenitea has lots of flavored drinks to choose from. Why not try it out yourself and see what i’m raving about? I assure you that you won’t regret it.

The place and the ambiance is cozy, it’s instagrammable too!

 

P.s. You might be wondering why I added my photo, well it’s because i just wanted to. HAHA.

x, Mariel ❤

 

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Tips for Car Safety and Maintaining your Car

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Driving is not a right, it’s a privilege.

When driving your car you should always be mindful of your surroundings, be extra careful because accidents might happen in just a blink of an eye. So here are a few tips on how to be safe while driving and how to maintain your car.

Start first with the exterior part of your car:

  • Check your car tires if they’re not flat.
  • Then check your side mirrors and wind shields if it’s clean so that you’ll be able to clearly see the road while driving.

Next is the interior part:

  • Check your car’s gas level.
  • Then check the brake pads if it’s working.
  • Turn on your car’s engine for 5 minutes before heading out.
  • When you’re already ready to go make sure to fasten your seatbelts.
  • When overtaking always use a signal light.
  • When turning right or left you should always check your rearview and side mirrors if you’re free to go in that direction.
  • Before turning off the engine you should wait for 5 minutes for the engine to cool down.
  • Make sure your lights are always working for your own convenience while driving during night time.
  • You should have a general check-up at least every after 3 months or 5000 mileage.

Keep these tips in mind because these might help you while driving or while maintaining your car. Check out cars.com they have amazing cars for your everyday use.

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Charity Program

First post this 2018!!! I’m finally back. :3

So i just wanted to share my experience during our company’s charity program. But before that, if you didn’t know yet, the latter part of 2017 was really heart breaking. A lot of terrible things happened. A fire broke out in one of the malls here in our city and caused a lot of deaths. ? There was also a typhoon and a lot of families were affected by it.  This tragedies happened days just before christmas. To be honest, thinking about those people who died during the fire incident and those families who were deeply affected by the flood is still making me sad. I just couldn’t imagine what their families and loved ones would feel like knowing that the people they love are no longer gonna be with them. ?

On a lighter note. The company that i’m currently working at, decided to donate and help those families who were affected by the flood. So my co-workers and I packed goods and distributed it at a place here in our city. While distributing the donations, my heart was filled with joy as I saw happy faces while telling us that they’re grateful by our humble donations.

I hope that this year, i will be able to help more people who are in need. Also, one of my main goals is to volunteer at paws and help those dogs who were maltreated and abandoned.

Thanks for reading!

xx,

Mariel.

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Why I’ve Been MIA

Cut my hair short last august not because I was broken hearted but – because I wanted to feel something new and look at myself in a new light.

I know I haven’t been updating since god knows when and I really wanted to write again. It was a whirl wind ride for me for the past months. To tell you frankly? I am happy but I wasn’t in a good place. I doubted myself a lot, especially with work related stuff. I started to lose confidence and I just literally don’t know what to do.

I was also busy.
I was busy with work.
And just busy with life in general.

I stopped writing for a while because I wasn’t really into it anymore. I wasn’t feeling motivated like how I used to before when I was still new in this “blogging world”. For how many months, I totally stopped checking my blog, stopped checking groups that are blog related. I thought of quitting for good but in the back of my mind when I experience new things, explored new cities or tried new delicious food – all I wanted to do was to write a new post and share it with you guys.
I wanted to write more and take nice pictures.
I sure am didn’t want to quit.
I know that I don’t have a huge followings here, I don’t even know if there’s anyone who are still reading or visiting my blog. But, in this very moment I suddenly had the urge to write and explain why I haven’t been updating.

I don’t owe anyone any explanations but I know that I owe it to myself, at least.

I wanted to experience the feeling of being thrilled to write again, take new pictures or tell a story of how my day went.

So to summarize it – I want to write more and share my stories, although I’m not good at it.
So here I am now.
Writing my another “first” post.

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Fried Ice Cream, anyone?

I need to seriously share this with you guys! Just recently, there’s an ongoing event here at work (currently working at a mall) and there’s a booth here at the Food Fair and they sell Fried Ice Cream!

I wasn’t really fond of Fried Ice Cream before but this is definitely the best one that I have tried so far. Tried different kinds of flavors but my favorite one is their best seller: Mango Extreme!

The texture was creamy and tastes so delicious and did I already mentioned that their products has 90% less sugar? It’s a win win situation right?! It’s not just yummy but it’s also a guilt free snack!

Also tried their Matcha flavored Fried Ice Cream but unfortunately I wasn’t too into it. lol

Try it now at GMarket’s Food Fair 2017 at GMall of Davao!

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Electric Guitar

Have you seen the fretlight Electric Guitar? It looks awesome! This innovative guitar incorporates sleek lines and supple contours to fit snugly to your body. This Electric Guitar will surely sound great and has a great quality! Definitely a perfect instrument for people who are in a band and those who loves music! I, myself plays guitar too but I also want to learn how to use an electric guitar! It feels like I am a rocker chic while playing one.

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New TV Series

The funny thing is even though I am quite busy with work for the past months, I still managed to watch a few new TV series like 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale. I watched both in less than a week and yes, my sleep was a bit compromised but it was worth it. lol

If I have to compare both TV series, I’d say that 13 reasons why really made a big impact on me. The show is quite triggering for some reasons like it has very explicit scenes that is really mind bothering like rape scenes and bullying. 13 Reasons Why is a show about a teenage girl who committed suicide because of some tragic reasons. I suggest that you don’t recommend this show to anyone who is depressed and has a traumatic experience that might trigger them in doing something horrible.

I somehow can relate to Hannah’s experiences when I was still studying, bullying is definitely one of them, I mean I wasn’t technically bullied to the point of wanting to take my own life but I was also made fun of and it wasn’t a nice feeling at all. I hope that nobody ever feels like that ever.

Anyway, I finished all of it’s 13 episodes in one sitting, even when I was at the office I was still secretly watching through my phone. Good thing I wasn’t caught by my boss. lol.

 

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Gibson 2014 Electric Guitar

The Gibson 2014 SGJ14 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson’s 120th Anniversary in style with their latest Electric Guitar that has a mahogany body and really nice to look at! This Electric Guitar is a perfect gift for my cousin because it doesn’t just look great but it also has an excellent sound! It also has a max grip speed knobs, vintage style tuners, a Graph Tech nut and satin chrome tune-o-matic bridge! Did I already mentioned that it also includes a gig bag??

Definitely an amazing guitar with a lot of great features!

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