Summer Essentials

People complain no matter what the weather is. It’s already summer here in the Philippines. Holy Week starts today, Palm Sunday. That means, by Good Friday, it would get super hot. I keep myself cool during the day by taking a long shower, drinking lots of water, and letting my electric fan blow cool air. Because summer is here, I thought it might be good to share what my summer essentials are.

I am a “hat” and “sunglasses” person. I don’t hoard but I have several hats and sunglasses that I use whenever I go out. Most of my hats are thrifted from my favorite thrift shop in downtown Cebu. I also have several gifted hats. There are many affordable hats sold in many malls across the city. Hats protect us (and our hair) from the heat. For summer, I suggest buying straw hats (very popular and chic to bring to the beach and to pair with summer dresses). For sunglasses, I wear those with dark or tinted lens so I wouldn’t squint when it’s too shiny outside. The sunglasses also helps protect your eyes from dust and flying objects/insects when traveling. Buy/wear those that flatter the shape of your face. I haven’t seen a lot of sunglasses in thrift shops, but there are lots of sunglasses sold in bazaars and department stores that are very affordable. I don’t know though if wearing sunglasses made with not very good quality lenses have an adverse effect to our eyes.


I am not a spaghetti-strapped clothes-wearing person because I find strapless bras oppressive. But the summer heat beckons me to wear really comfortable, breezy clothes so I won’t suffocate. Because I feel a little naked when wearing spaghetti-strapped tops, I covered up with a vest that’s light and comfortable. A denim vest, I think, would also do great.


To protect my skin, I put on Human Nature’s 100% Natural Moisturizing Day Fluid and pamper it before I sleep with Human Nature’s 100% Natural Moisturizing Night Cream. To protect my lips, I use Maybelline’s Lip Smooth Color & Care (with SPF 16 and tint, found in Watson’s).

Hope you all have a fun summer!


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