Monday, December 15, 2014

December 14 2014 | The Sunday Currently #3

C u r r e n t l y .  .  .

R E A D I N G (still) a PDF version of the book Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. Probably one of the main reasons why I'm still not finished is because I mostly read this on my daily morning commutes to school (in which I'm either sleeping or eating on the jeepney).  I'm in the last couple of pages though (read: 300/400) and so far, I'm still thoroughly frustrated (if you've read the book, you'd understand why). Fingers crossed I finish it by next Sunday's post!!!

W R I T I N G This blog post, email replies and a Candy Mag article.

L I S T E N I N G to the (annoying) game music of the AstroBoy (?) iOS game.

T H I N K I N G sad things that I wish I didn't have to think about anymore. A lot of change in my life is ahead and frankly, I've never been more anxious. Also, Joe will be leaving for Las Vegas this week, and I won't get to see him until next year :-(

S M E L L I N G  the normal smell of my room – perfume and a bit of detergent.

W I S H I N G  that whatever I'm thinking about (and planning) would yield good results. Selfishly, though, I'm wishing that this makes my life and the way I feel about myself better. It's a tough choice, but anyone would agree that it's long overdue. I just wish it would have the impact I expect.

H O P I N G  for nothing anymore, quite frankly. I want to accept things as they are at the moment. At least this way, if it veers wildly off the road, I won't be as disappointed anymore. 

W E A R I N G a blue polka dot button-down sleeveless polo from Topshop and beige slacks! I know I almost always never wear pants, but when I need to, this is almost always my first choice.

L O V I  N G  every minute 'cause it makes me feel so alive (not). Or the dress I wore to last night's party, perhaps? (See photo below)

W A N T I N G  some cuddles, Earl Grey tea and real friends.

N E E D I N G a crash course in distancing myself from people who do nothing but get my hopes up and talk shit behind my back.

F E E L I N G somewhere between relieved and despondent. And really, really sad Joe has to leave soon.

C L I C K I N G on Facebook, Twitter and articles on the Sydney Hostage Crisis currently happening.

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Vivien Nelsen x Seiri Magazine

Last October, a girl named Pat from University of The Philippines - Diliman messaged me on Facebook and I asked if I was interested in modelling for their online magazine. At first, I honestly thought they were mistaking me for someone else because 1) I have never modelled professionally nor amateur-ly before and 2) I have never seen myself as model material (5'3, not model-skinny and not photogenic at all). The next week I met up with the creator and editor-in-chief of Seiri Magazine, Ishka. I told her all of this and she still insisted that they wanted me to model for them, so I sucked up the rest of my insecurities and said yes.

The day came and Ishka and Inna (the make-up artist) picked me up in Makati and announced our shoot location – Nuvali in Sta Rosa, Laguna! To say I was excited was a bit of an understatement. I've been to Nuvali before, of course, but I found it exciting that my shoot would be in the middle of nature, and not just a garden or football field. 

All in all, this shoot was a such a great experience and opened so many doors for me after the magazine was published online. The team – composed of Ishka, Pat and Inna – was so fun and accommodating. Although some shots here are of the risqué variety, I never felt uncomfortable or pressured to do it in their presence. I loved every minute of it and I hope you do too. Below are the processed photos and outtakes from the magazine! Let me know what you think of the shoot down in the comments section below x

HAIR & MAKEUP: Inna Valera
CLOTHES: BeetrootPH 

FACEBOOK: Seiri Magazine
TWITTER: @seirimag
INSTAGRAM: @seirimag

Read the full magazine up on http://www.seirimag.com/#!captiva/cf7b.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 07 2014 | The Sunday Currently #2

I love this photo of Joe and I so much. Fun fact: He was actually asleep in the cab here. It was adorable.
(Dress, Plaid Shirt & Pants: H&M, Tote: Guess Jeans)

First of all, I apologize – it's been a month since my previous edition of The Sunday Currently! It's disappointing how I'm not consistent in this endeavor. I really need to change that (2015 me, are you taking note?). Also, I do realize it isn't Sunday anymore so excuse me again for this error. I wanted to post a TSC though, so here it goes!

(The mood right now: It's 9 in the morning, I haven't had any sleep and the air is cold from the aftermath of Typhoon #RubyPH. Throughout the night, I have cleaned my room, done my laundry and scavenged old clothes. I'm satisfyingly exhausted.)

C u r r e n t l y .  .  .

R E A D I N G a PDF copy of Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern on my Android Tablet (aka my makeshift Kindle). Also just finished reading John Boyne's The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which I read simultaneously with Love, Rosie. Great book, terrible ending. Sad to say I spoiled myself by reading too much of the plot on Wikipedia. Ergh.

W R I T I N G This blog post and a bunch of HTML codes to make some (almost) unnoticeable tweaks on my blog layout. I'm a perfectionist (and amateur) like that.

L I S T E N I N G to this Year In Music > New Music Tuesday on Spotify. 

T H I N K I N G about all the things I need to finish before Joe leaves for Las Vegas on the 19th (given that he is my number one motivator, photographer, manager and safety blanket).

S M E L L I N G  stale air and rain. Yes, you can smell rain. 

W I S H I N G classes weren't suspended today since Typhoon #RubyPH didn't pass through Manila after all! 

H O P I N G  I still have a chance to submit my requirements. I am literally out of the loop in these things.

W E A R I N G an old, white highschool batch shirt (in big, green comic letters that scream "Freshmen '09 - '10!"), black origami shorts from last night and not much else. 

L O V I  N G  this lazy, cozy weather that actually motivates me to finish my errands! Everything is just so comfortable at this point. Also, I looked through boxes of old clothes tonight and found my mom's vintage jeans and a bunch of other pretty clothes! I'll feature them here soon, plus maybe a special upcycling post!

W A N T I N G  some warm food in my tummy. The only thing in the fridge is chocolate cake (which may appeal to many, but not to me).

N E E D I N G money!

F E E L I N G something between exhaustion and ecstasy. I'm glad I've finished lots of things on my to-do list tonight, but I'm incredibly tired. I can't sleep anymore though – it's already 9am and i might wake up at nighttime!

C L I C K I N G on HTML tutorials, news articles, and the "skip" button on Spotify.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UP JMA & DLSU BMS Present: Apollo Music Festival x Ticket Giveaway

Get a chance to hear music from some of the country’s rising musical talents. Chill out with your friends as the sun sets and indulge yourselves in an array of food and entertainment booths. Cap the night off while headbanging to some of the Metro’s top DJs. Be one with the crowd and experience what it truly means to be in a Music Festival. Live to hear good music, live to enjoy, go on and live the dream.

This coming November 14, 2014, take on the experience as the top organizations of the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University, the UP Junior Marketing Association and the DLSU Business Management Society come forth and bring you the first ever inter-university Music Festival, APOLLO: Live the Dream at the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Circuit Makati.   

Featuring big names such as Sponge Cola, The Ransom Collective, The Cohens, DJ Lucio Pua, DJ Marc Marasigan, and DJ Ace Ramos, free-flowing drinks and a stunning lights show, this will surely be a night you won’t want to miss. 

APOLLO is the first music festival that will not only hold a variety of the country’s biggest music performers, but as well as new and aspiring Filipino artists. UP JMADLSU BMS, and FILSCAP, an advocate of Filipino music that aims to promote original music in the Philippines, directs its steps to empower young artists to pursue their dreams. 

Watch as dreams unfold before your very eyes.  Share the limelight and showcase talents only waiting to be ignited - boundaries waiting to be shattered. Feel the aftermath of their boundless music. Transcend into the night and celebrate with a bang to the heart-thumping beats. Give in to the experience and let it reverberate within you.

Experience the fantasy, resonate the experience, and live the dream.  #APOLLOMusicFestival #LiveTheDream. Tickets are available in the University of the Philippines - Diliman, De La Salle University - Manila, and selected partner organizations across different universities. For more details, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, follow them on Instagram, or you may contact them at 09283516176 and 09178967558.

In addition to that, check out all these wonderful perks that come with attending the event!

And because I want you guys to be a part of this amazing music experience, I'm giving away TWO tickets! Simply join my Rafflecopter giveaway below:

Good luck and see you there!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 9 2014 | The Sunday Currently #1

Absolutely in love with these iPhone photos my boyfriend Joe shot in their building's fire exit. (Edited by me on VSCO Cam). All photos are ours, please credit back to Joe Moll or Iridescence.

Hi everyone! Welcome to my very first edition of The Sunday Currently! I first saw this post at Camie Juan's blog and felt that it would be a fun addition to the blog (plus a motivator to get me posting at least once a week!). I do hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it! Furthermore, with every #TSC post, I will be attaching a favorite photo that I and/or Joe shot from that week. If you like them, please don't hesitate to follow us on Instagram here (mine) and here (Joe's), respectively.

C u r r e n t l y .  .  .

R E A D I N G Handbook of Everyday Law by Martin Ross. Although I'm not a law student, I've always been fascinated by law and the loopholes in it. This pocketbook is a great handy reference to my basic rights and privileges as a person. Joe found this old book somewhere in their bookshelf and I've been hooked ever since. 

W R I T I N G This blog post and Instagram captions. Every #hashtag needs to be #onpoint. (By the way, check out this article by Elite Daily about zodiac signs and their social media habits. Albeit probably written just for fun, my sign (Virgo) is creepily spot on.)

L I S T E N I N G To Joe's footsteps as he attempts to cook bacon for merienda. Hooray for domesticated boyfriends! Also, I have officially joined the T-Swift bandwagon. Blank Space speaks volumes to me. (Edit: Have you heard Selena Gomez's latest single?! And THAT INTRO. She revealed in an interview that that was really her voice after getting into a fight with Justin. So. Much. #Feels.)

T H I N K I N G about all the tasks currently in queue. I hate how inefficiently I manage my time. I badly need an intervention.

S M E L L I N G  freshly cooked bacon. AHHHHHHHHH!

W I S H I N G  For more time, opportunities and motivation.

H O P I N G  to have a better, more productive week ahead of me, and to finally get that /top secret/ job interview and internship. 

W E A R I N G a pretty white-and-blue striped cut-out bodycon (wow, there's so much going on in this lol) dress I bought in a DLSU bazaar, the white Forever21 sweater Joe's parent's got me last Christmas, Psy's Gangnam Style ankle socks fresh from South Korea (a pasalubong from my International Hospitality Management friend who interned there last year) and my white Nike Airforce 1s. #Sweg Joe also got me this super cute anklet (we match!) from his Bicol vacation last week. I haven't taken it off ever since.

L O V I  N G  1) my new shoe finds lately – you'll be seeing more of my white sneaker creepers, Nike Airforce 1s and black H&M Chelsea boots soon! 2) The new Holiday 2014 Collection of Kendall & Kylie x Pacsun (definitely giving Joe my Christmas money so he can buy me a few pieces during his Vegas trip this December!) and 3) Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 8 (shot in 2013). As you may or may not know, Joe and I have been watching ALL (I'm so not kidding) of the KUWTK episodes and we're so close to the current ninth season now! S08 is basically where Kylie starts changing up her style to what she looks like today so I'm definitely excited to see the transition. 

*Also, I've finally started watching Awkward! I love it so much, I can't wait to binge watch it all the way to the current season! (I'm still in S01E05)

W A N T I N G  a job. Babysitter, anyone?

N E E D I N G to earn more money soon. Girls just wanna have fund$.

F E E L I N G really unproductive and stagnant in school. Need a good, solid push to get me back on track. So far, so bad.

C L I C K I N G on tons of unviewed emails and random news articles. 

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