the wind made this shot look extra special

Happy hump day! I just can’t believe it is the last week of the month of May. Time flies really really fast. For today, this is the one I wore when the little girl called me princess. Do I look like a princess? Hahaha (Click here for the story)

I am holding my eyeglasses because in reality I am a nerd. hahaha

Map pattern bag from Tmart.com (Click here for my bag review)

Sandals from Rustan's

Floral cropped top from Forever 21 | Maxi-skirt from Forever 21 | Bag from TMart.com | Bangles from H&M

As they said, wearing the same color from head to foot can make you look taller. I am not sure about the last sentence but I love how I mix and match this outfit. I paired the floral cropped top from Forever 21 with a maxi-skirt from Forever 21 too matched it with the bag from TMart.com. I also love my sandals it is very versatile. To add some gold details, I wore a gold bangles from H&M. Accessories can change the look instantly. Do you agree?


By the way, join our #SummerCollabGiveaway

#SummerCollabGiveaway

These days, you can do almost anything on your phone or tablet. You can take pictures like a pro, and even stream thousands of songs anytime, anywhere. In fact, 39% of Filipinos surveyed by TNS Mobile Life 2013 study said they’d rather give up television than their smartphones. And with smartphone penetration in the Philippines on a rise, going mobile just keeps getting better for more users.

But aside from the many ways to work and play on-the-go, smartphones and tablets are also used in online buying and selling. That’s why AyosDito.ph, a local classifieds website of over five years, partnered with the nation’s leading telecommunications provider, Globe Telecom, for the FREEAYOSDITO promo. FREEAYOSDITO provides free mobile surfing on AyosDito.ph mobile site and Android App to registered Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers.

"The evolution of phone usage over the past few years alone have been tremendous. And Globe as a telco provider continues to find ways to keep up with the customers' digital lifestyle like providing them free access to useful content like AyosDito.ph. Buyers and sellers alike are able to access their accounts even on the go without worrying about their data consumption. And alongside the company's modernized and robust network, we strive to create a wonderful and enriched mobile experience for all." Globe Telecom's VP Head for Mobile Data Services, Jenny Granada-Echevarria.

“FREEAYOSDITO is the first ever local service that provides free mobile data access to the C2C market in the Philippines. It is a milestone partnership for both AyosDito.ph and Globe Telecom as it captures the future of online buying and selling through smartphone and tablet users. ” AyosDito.ph Marketing Manager, Rebecca Ricalde said.

To register, text FREEAYOSDITO to 8888. This promo is open to all Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers who register until May 31, 2014, 11:59PM. The 30 days free access to AyosDito.ph Mobile Site and Android App starts on the date of successful registration.

For more information about this promo, visit http://blog.ayosdito.ph or http://www.globe.com.ph/help. Per DTI-NCR permit no. 4136 series of 2014.

One day, if we will have our homecoming. I would like to share with you the possible outfits I might wear on that day. Especially if it will be held somewhere nice and elegant, I will not hesitate to wear something special and to doll up, right? Do you agree with me? Of course! We need to dress to impress. *wink wink*


Cute Straps Tiered Short Zipper-up Homecoming Dress  (here)
 Simple yet so nice! i love the details of this dress.


Shinning A-Line Sweetheart Lace Sequins Cocktail/Homecoming Dress (here)
Do you want to shine of the special event? This dress is for you!

 4204 Unique A-line Mini/Short V-neck Natilie's Homecoming Dress (here)
Clean and classic! It will never go wrong with this dress!

How about you? What's your fave dress first, second or the third dress? Thanks for sharing!


#SummerCollabGiveaway

Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce to all of you that I will be having a giveaway with other 3 wonderful bloggers! Weee! Yes, time for #SummerCollabGiveaway! Horay! I hope you and your friends can join participate in the giveaway! We have a lot of wonderful giveaways. Scroll down to see by yourself. =) 

Before anything else, let me first give a short introduction with the bloggers behind the collaboration.

Abbey of Swirls and Scribbles (upper right photo) – That’s me! I am the owner of Swirls and Scribbles, this blog that you can currently reading. I am a lifestyle blogger. I write almost about everything but I usually blog about fashion, food and travel. If you want me to blog about something, don’t hesitate to contact me I am open for suggestions.

Rica of Switbbtdoll (upper left photo) – She is behind the blog of Switbbydoll. She is expecting a healthy bouncing little angel soon. She blogs about her experiences of her daily life and her pregnancy. She is so fashionable even with her cute baby bump. High five!

Tine of Poetic Isolation (lower right photo) – Tine is the brains behind Poetic Isolation. She likes poetry, photography, fashion and illustrations. This darling is from Cebu City. She blogs her heart out on what makes her laugh and the special events in her personal life.

Steph of The Thoughts of Steph-G (lower left photo) – This talented gal is behind the beauty blog called The Thoughts of Steph-G. This blog is most likely a blog slash portfolio of her works. She is also a makeup artist. Moreover, she is good at nail art. Keep it up! 

Here are the prizes:
  • Prize # 1: Bag from All Things Fit (my online shop)
  • Prize # 2: Monopod from Rica
  • Prize # 3:Artwork, doodle book and necklace from Tine
  • Prize # 4: Mesh Makeup Bag, 2 nail polish, fruit scented soap, Maybelline Hyper Curl, and Victoria Secret Scent from Steph
Close up photo of Steph's prizes

Close up photo of Tine's prizes

This is something you shouldn't miss!!! So join now!!!
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Wait for the rafflecopter giveaway to load so you could register and follow the mechanics! Giveaway will starts on May 21, 2014 to June 21, 2014. Good luck bellas!



Lazada, the Philippines’ online shopping mall expands its product portfolio with the country’s leading provider of advanced communications and multimedia services, PLDT HOME, by forging a partnership to make PLDT 2-in-1 Prepaid available to its shoppers.

PLDT’s 2-in-1 Prepaid service is a wireless SIM-based service that allows users to make and receive calls wherever they are in their predefined Home Zone as well as have access to 3G Broadband Internet.

For as low as P150, subscribers get 250 minutes of local calls for 15 days (or P300 with 600 minutes of local calls for 30 days) and P5 per 15 minutes of 3G Internet access for easier connection and communication to friends and loved ones Because it is prepaid, there are no documentary requirements to subscribe and no monthly bills to worry about. And with more than one million PLDT LOAD and SMART E-Load stations nationwide, reloading is easy and convenient.

Lazada shoppers can now purchase PLDT 2-in-1 Prepaid SIMs and Load cards online and enjoy the Lazada shopping experience with nationwide cash-on-delivery transactions, free nationwide shipping, and a 30-day free return policy.

Patrick Tang, PLDT vice president and head of HOME Voice solutions, noted Lazada’s strong following in both the urban and rural areas as a key factor in the development of the partnership.

“PLDT has always been an important part of the Filipino home,” he said. “With PLDT 2-in-1 Prepaid and the online partnership with Lazada, we are now able to reach more Filipino homes, including the rural areas, and offer a practical and convenient voice and Internet service.”

Inanc Balci, Lazada Philippines co-founder and chief executive officer, added, “We want to break geographical boundaries and make our products more accessible to consumers wherever they are in the 7,107 islands of the Philippines.” PLDT 2-in1 Prepaid SIM cards and load cards can be purchased by logging on to www.lazada.com.ph. For more updates on sales promo and new products, subscribe to www.facebook.com/lazadaphilippines and visit www.lazada.com.ph.
It is the time of the year for our yearly family tradition, Visita Iglesia. I love visiting Churches especially if it is my first time. As the elders said, you can make a wish for anything, if it is your first time to visit a church. Imagine if you have 7 or more churches to visit, it means more wishes to come or it can have a huge chance that it will come true for wishing the same thing. Moreover, holy week is for remembering Christ suffering on earth for all of us so repent and be save! We should always be sorry for your sins. Don't forget to thank God for all the blessings you have been receiving. God is good, all the time! 

Let's get going, shall we?

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church - Gen. Trias, Cavite

I grew up with this church because before moving to Manila, I went to the school besides this church. We always walk, run and play around the vicinity. Childhood days. Oh, how I miss to have fun and to be carefree just like a kid again.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church - Gen. Trias, Cavite

Funny story - When we were at the this church, we were looking for the station of the cross. Then, suddenly this little girl shouted. "Hi, princess!" "Mommy, oh princess!" I didn't notice she was looking at me. Suddenly, I saw her and I looked at her. She waved at me and said again, "Hi, Princess!" With a puzzled face, "Huh!? is she really thinks I am a princess?" hahaha I heard her mother, kept telling her. "No, she is not a princess." Maybe because of my long skirt, she thought I was a princess. I felt awkward in a while. haha

Inside Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church - it has a lot of religious paintings and a huge prayers on the center


St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church - Amadeo, Cavite 


Inside St. Magdalene Parish Church - The altar has the golden touch.


St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Church - Trece Martices City, Cavite


Inside St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Church - as they say, people who feels hopeless (walang pag-asa) gives a devotion to St. Jude to help them with their wishes or request. This is true. All you have to do is believe and have a little faith. :)


San Gregorio Magno Parish Church - Indang, Cavite


Inside San Gregorio Magno Parish Church - the interior is so majestic.


Immaculate Conception Church - Naic, Cavite


Inside Immaculate Conception Church - Look at the wonderful flower arrangement :)


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church - Manggahan, Gen. Trias, Cavite
 (it is under renovation that time)

Our last stop, we spent our few hours here at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Chruch. We were just in time for the mass and for the washing of the feet. Most of the time we usually end our visita iglesia with a mass. For everyone, just a bit of advise, start it early and bring some prayer books for the station of the cross. In addition, pack some food or snacks and jug of water just in case anyone got hungry and thirsty. Plan your Visita Iglesia ahead and avoid the crowded place! I hope you enjoyed reading my post.
 By the way, want to check out my other visita iglesia post? Here are the links:


How about you? What's your tradition during holy week? 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! (Credits from babsdraws)

Starting from now on, I will post my dream list every year. I will share to you my experiences whether it happen or will soon happen. As of now, it will start on the lucky number 24 because as of today, I am officially looks like 18 years old but in reality I am effin 24 years old.haha (feeling baby fes) I am already on a legal age few years ago. Haha It is so hard to be an adult. T_T You start pay bills or you should act mature. The hell! It was easy to be a kiddo but you know the perks of being an adult? You can earn moolah and do whatever you want to it. Buy toys, barbies and leggos. Hahahaha (char! That’s for younger people) Adults should start preparing for the future like buy a house, a car, invest and save. Sounds easy but not! Anyways, back to my dreeeeaaammm list. Let’s start!

  1. Buy my own house.
  2. Learn how to drive and have my own car.
  3. Upgrade my phone to Iphone
  4. Own a mac book pro or whatever is the lastest
  5. Redesign my room (which includes buying a new bed and a closet)
  6. Enroll myself to photography lessons
  7. Enroll myself to short courses such as baking, bag making and fashion journalism
  8. Eurotrip
  9. Skydiving
  10. Zip line (i know, i haven't tried it yet)
  11. Reach 4,000 or more likes on facebook page
  12. Reach 1,000 or more followers on twitter
  13. Reach 1,000 or more followers on bloglovin
  14. Experience the bloom of cherry blossom in Tokyo, Japan
  15. Ride an elephant in Thailand, Bangkok
  16. Party hard in Boracay, Philippines
  17. Visit the underground river in Palawan, Philippines
  18. Climb a mountain
  19. Get married
  20. Buy an oven (Of course! for baking!)
  21. Lose 10lbs or be healthy or try Anti-gravity yoga
  22. Resign and get a new job.
  23. Go to a retreat
  24. Start my own business 

I will add something every year to my dream list and cross out the finished one. In short, I will update my list. I hope I can reach my goals. Wish me luck! How about you? What are the things in your dream list? Share it with us.

"She turned her can'ts into cans, and her dreams into plans." (Credits from lbeeandthemoneytree.com)



May 5, 2014, Manila, Philippines – Market-leading economy mobile device innovator DTC further solidifies its position in the global mobile industry as it unveils five key local professional basketball athletes as its first brand ambassadors in an exclusive media event at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. All renowned icons of their own league, DTC chose the quintet for their dedication, revolutionary style and powerful performance – similar traits shared by DTC. Today officially marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between DTC and the five ballers as they formally enter an exclusive ambassadorship contract with the mobile device giant.


The all-star ambassador roster showcases one player each from five outstanding teams, including Rain or Shine shooting guard Ryan Araña, Air 21 point guard Simon Atkins, Talk ‘N Text power forward Rommel Niño “KG” Canaleta, 3-time PBA All-Star Meralco Bolts shooting guard Gary David, and 11-time PBA All-Star Redbull point guard Willie Miller.

This is the first time that DTC has launched its own ambassadors since the company’s founding in 2011, making the said athletes the company’s pioneer advocates. Their addition is expected to bring the brand closer to its consumers. As five of the most exceptional players in the league, they symbolize active but practical living, which DTC consumers also exemplify.

Ferdinand Buensalida Jr., General Manager for DTC, elaborates on the partnership: “DTC is a brand that capitalizes on a strong commitment to customer satisfaction through the power of innovative technology and human ingenuity. We consider our people as one of our best assets.”

He adds, “picking our pioneer ambassadors came as a no-brainer. They are all the crème de la crème of their field and we are honored to welcome more people into our team who share our mission of putting dedication, skills, performance, style and creativity at the heart of everything. These fine gentlemen are an epitome of what DTC is all about, and we’re glad that more than affiliates, they are now friends of the brand.”

Only a few months shy of its third anniversary in the industry, DTC anticipates a more power-packed year with the addition of their first brand ambassadors, plus new smart gadgets in the pipeline, which are expected for release before the third quarter of 2014 ends.

About DTC

Established in 2011 in Manila, DTC Mobile is a top-selling manufacturer of high-quality and low-cost mobile devices including classic bar phones, TV phones and Android-based smartphones and phablets.

With its dedication to innovative technology and ever-evolving customer needs, DTC became an honoree of the Best Innovative Brand of Mobile Phones National Awards in 2011 and the National Product Quality Excellence Awards in 2013. Today, it continues to be the leading mobile device provider of choice for discerning users across the Philippines.

To learn more about DTC, visit their official website at www.dtcmobile.com.ph.

I got tagged by two lovely ladies. Luna and Aiza! Thank you for tagging me! I really appreciate it! =)

Anyway here are the RULES for this award:
  1. Post a picture of the Sunshine Blogger Award 
  2. Post 11 random facts about yourself 
  3. Answer 11 questions from the nominating blogger 
  4. Link back to the blogger who nominated you 
  5. Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers, that you feel bring sunshine to the blogging world. (Be sure to notify them) 
  6. Write 11 questions for your nominated bloggers 

11 Random Facts About ME!
  1. My birthday is on May 12. I will be turning 24 years old. I feel old and lost. 
  2. When I was young, I secretly want to visit Amsterdam and try to smoke weed legally in their coffee shops. Hahaha 
  3. I had my first relationship when I was 21. Well, we are still together until now. Yey! 
  4. I love chocolates. 
  5. I get depress sometimes for no reason at all, sometimes I conclude it is because of my hormones. It drives me cray-cray. 
  6. I am a late bloomer when comes to using makeups. I am learning by reading beauty blogs and youtube videos. 
  7. I want a car but I don’t want to drive it. I want a manong driver to drive it. Hahaha 
  8. One day, I want to get married in a church. Then, the theme of my reception will be harry potter or renaissance period or old Hollywood glam? Which is better? 
  9. I am a germ freak. I don’t like the presence of dust in my body. Maybe because I am also allergic to it. 
  10. I love sailormoon when I was a kid. I actually have a castle and other stuffs that have sailormoon characters in it. “Paparusanhan kita sa ngalan ng buwan!!!” sabay talon sa sofa. Hahahaha 
  11. I also love pokemon. I got addicted to that one too. I have a lot of posters and texts of pokemon. Every time they will ask, “who’s that pokemon?” I will hurriedly get my posters with 101 characters of pokemon and find it. 

Here are the questions from Aiza:
  1. Have you found that one thing that you want to do everyday for the rest of your life?  No. 
  2. If no, then what are your hobbies right now? If yes, what are career plans for that? Blogging, reading books, watching movies, photography 
  3. Do you already have a financial plan for your life right now? Invest in stocks; I am hoping to be successful in it. Planning to have my own business. 
  4. When was the last time that you have tried something for the first time ever? Maybe two weekends ago, my beau gave me the pair of couple shirt. We wore our couple shirt for the 1st time. it is a little cheesy and funny at the same time. 
  5. Have you tried surfing yet? Nope, how I wish. 
  6. Why do you write? I write because it is my stress reliever. 
  7. How do you keep on writing? I mean, what inspires you? I get my inspirations to other bloggers, who are so diligent on posting blogs. I realized why not be like them. 
  8. Would you rather write something worth reading? Or do something worth writing? Both? I would do something worth reading and I will be writing it. hehehe 
  9. Do you support any cause? If not, do you plan on doing this? Red cross. I have volunteered a few times with my friends and colleagues. 
  10. What do you know about the MERS Corona virus? It is deadly. 
  11. I bet you can say that you are blessed. How do you give back? I always give donations to our church. “Balik Handog Sundays”

Here are the questions from Luna:
  1. When and why did you start blogging? I started blogging around 2009, I think because of my friends and boredom too plus emotions. Hahaha 
  2. Who are you in single sentence. (Not the facts, I mean the real you) I am kind, simple, God-fearing and cheerful person. 
  3. What drives you crazy? Ian Somerhalder 
  4. What inspires you? God inspires me to live my life and enjoy every minute of it. 
  5. Have you started your Summer yet? If not, what are your plans? I started it already last February. Hahaha 
  6. What is your most embarrassing moment? I have many to mention. Hmm.. Maybe when I fell while walking on the sidewalk and all of the people are looking at me. I stood up like nothing happened. After a while, I realized my pants where ripped off and my knee was bleeding. I went home and did not go to work. haha 
  7. Who is your most favorite person? My family. 
  8. Do you cook? If not, which food do you never get tired of even if you eat it every day for the rest of your life? A little. Beefsteak, sinigang and galunggong.
  9. Sunrise or sunset? Why? Sunrise, it means another day to start a new beginnings and to hope for a better days. 
  10. Beach, Forest, or Pool? Why? Beach. I love to swim. 
  11. What is your ultimate goal in life? To know my purpose of my life that God given me.

11 Wonderful Bloggers, that I feel bring sunshine to the blogging world:
  1. Dona of Every bits of Me
  2. Jang of The World of Jang C.
  3. Leah of Curious Weekends
  4. Donah of Sweet Jelly Bean
  5. Rica of Sweet Baby Doll
  6. Theresa of Cute and Dainty
  7. Janz of Deliciously Spicy
  8. Maan of Mom Meets World
  9. Jemm of Draco Princess
  10. AC of Life is Beautiful. So Am I
  11. Kat of The Unstressed
 
11 Questions for My Nominated Bloggers
  1. Have you farted in a public place? Where and when was the recent incident?hihi
  2. Who is your first love?
  3. Can you reveal to us your hidden talent? What is it?
  4. If you could change something in our world, what will be it?
  5. If you will die within this day, what will you do?
  6. Where is your favorite place to hangout?
  7. What are your pet peeves?
  8. Have you watched The Amazing Spiderman 2? What is your verdict?
  9. If your love story will be adapted to be a movie, what will be the title?
  10. Have you met your true love?
  11. If you are a guy, how will you pursue a lovely lady?

My questions are so random. hahaha Please answer it honestly, don't lie. Especially the first question. haha I kid. It is just for fun. I hope you will have fun too in reading my post and answering my questions. I want to read your answers too, inform me if you have finished answering. Mwah!


She likes to dress up. She likes to wear makeup. She likes to wear pink for summer! Hahaha Really? Nah!! Hahaha (paEpek lang yung intro) I usually dress for comfort. Most of the time, I wear my Toms for work. Haha Yes! But on weekends, I try to be adventurous with fashion. (Me ganon?? hihi) I am not an expert on fashion but I know what’s hot and what’s good in the eyes (Well, mostly to my eyes hahaha I am very biased.). For my post today, I matched my dress with my sneakers because according to converse, “Shoes are boring, wear sneakers!” so I wear one to this outfit post. To add some extra summer vibe on my outfit, I added a layer of crochet vest from my mom and TA-DA! Summer look! I hope you like it! 

I cropped my face. I don't looked nice on that shot. haha Well, this is an #OOTD post, I think this photo counts. hehe

Neon Pink Dress from Forever 21 | Crochet Vest from my mom's closet (thanks mom!) | Sneakers from Converse

Wrist Watch from Guess | DIY Rainbow looms from the convenient store (I made those!!! I will blog about it soon! Wait for it!)

Pink Sneakers from Converse (Thank you to my Uncle Ronald, who gave my first ever sneakers when we visited him in Hong Kong. It was years ago. hahaha) Well, I have my own motto when it comes to sneakers, the older and the dirtier the better!!! Do you agree?

To end the post, a close up photo of myself. Mwaaaahhh hihihi


By the way, I got the title of my post from this song: