A lot of things have happened over the past few days, sooo I thought I’d stay true to my word and work on updating my “Instagram Journal”. Again, like what I’ve said in the first post, this part is mostly my personal diddle-daddle. Now, if you don’t mind, don’t be a stranger! Haha! :P
- Bye-bye Chichay. My styling gig in Got To Believe came to an end. I’d definitely miss styling the ever-witty Chichay Tampipi and/or the equally lovely Kathryn Bernardo. She’s one of those celebrities who are truly beautiful inside and out. I really enjoyed working with her. I learned so much in this show and though things have been difficult, I am forever thankful for this experience. It’s Got To Believe’s last two nights, so please keep watching and don’t miss the #BestEndingEver. :)
- Some more s’mores. It’s a quick and easy dessert I’ve been addicted to lately. Kathryn was the one who taught me how to make this yummy sweet fix. I tried making this at home and since then I couldn’t get enough. Even my boyfriend and my sister were hooked! Go ahead and try it yourself by following these easy steps: (1) Line up the Graham crackers, (2) add a layer of chocolate (I tried Cadbury, Goya, and Nutella- all three worked just fine!), (3) place a marshmallow on top, (4) then put it in the oven for about one to two minutes just until the marshmallow starts getting toasted. Enjoy it while it’s hot and both the marshmallow and chocolate will melt in your mouth. Divine!
- Meg Magazine March 2014 issue. Here’s a great news that just made me super happy! I finally got myself a copy of this month’s issue of Meg Magazine, and guess what? I have two articles in it! Isn’t it ah-may-zing? It feels amazing!!! You can find my articles in the Features section, one focuses on the dangers of anorexia and another one about how to live in the moment. These are not exactly fashion articles but it transported me back to my roots as the creative writer that I’ve always been. Please get a copy! :)
- Asian coincidence. So, my uncle called to treat me and my sister to dinner last week. We went to Choice Buffet Restaurant along Macapagal Ave. For some reason, he just loves it there! There was shabu-shabu and everything Korean. And then last Sunday, Mark and I tried Erwan’s new oriental restaurant in Makati- Pink Panda Manila. We’ve been curious about it for some time. We ordered mostly dimsum, grilled stingray, and those cute panda buns all over Instagram. Then came Monday night, Mark and I had ramen and chicken teriyaki for dinner at Shitamachi in Podium. So that’s Korean, Chinese, and Japanese in one week. Not bad.
- Movie marathon. Aside from the complete eight-hour sleep which is impossible to achieve during taping days, movie marathons are definitely one of the things I’ve missed the most! I’ve been wanting to re-watch Invictus since the good Nelson Mandela passed away. As an economist, I’ve always admired his love for his country and how circumstances, no matter how unfortunate, have never clouded his judgement in ruling a nation.
That said, I want to close this blog entry by sharing two inspiring quotes from two very inspiring movies:
“It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” -Invictus
“I don’t need easy. I only need possible.” -Soul Surfer
xox, Marj :)