Small Town Girl Diaries, Pt. 1

Happy New Year!

I have long been thinking of sharing many stories and photographs of and from my hometown, Lazi, in Siquijor, but never knew how. I have started creating separate blogs (all set to public so it would be easy for me to erase) but I am too lazy to maintain more than one blog. I can barely keep this blog up to date, how much more another blog. A few days ago, while singing Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, a great idea occurred to me. Why not start a new series here? So, this would be the first of the series, hopefully many more to come.

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Luxury Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Christmas is just around the corner! With only 14 days to go, I have almost ticked off everything in my annual Christmas gift list. I make list early in the year and I have a “basic” gift for everyone and just add things I know the person would appreciate until gift giving time. BUT.. If you have not yet completed your holiday gift shopping yet, I have an idea and it’s a luxurious one! Continue reading “Luxury Holiday Gift Guide 2016”

How To: Organize Ribbons

If you’re like me who saves pretty ribbons from gifts and who buys pretty ribbons all the time, then I’m sure you would have lots of tangled ribbons that you want to throw them all away and just buy new ones. Tonight, I did a quick DIY because I bought a pretty ribbon I saw at Expressions. And, it’s very simple. Continue reading “How To: Organize Ribbons”

Work at Home Woes: How to Kill Productivity Killers

Working from home has numerous advantages, and disadvantages. While I can go on and on enumerating the many good things about working from home (no daily commutes!), I can also list several disadvantages. But, being the positivist that I am when it comes to work, I try to turn these disadvantages into opportunities. One of these disadvantages are the greater tendency to procrastinate and to just laze around and do nothing, effectively becoming unproductive. Also, the technical part of working from home also becomes a disadvantage at times because you do not have a tech guy (who’s an expert on computers and technical stuff) to call and fix a problem immediately. Another disadvantage also stems from our often poor Internet connection, busting our productivity bubbles in a snap. In this post, I’m going to share with you my top three productivity killers and how I deal with them.

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Melaka, 10 Things + Travel Tips

Before stepping foot in Melaka, I envisioned old buildings, old buildings, and more old buildings. It was only when I actually stepped foot into the city that I realized my research was not as in-depth as I thought it was because (1) I forgot Malacca is actually one of the states of Malaysia, and (2) I didn’t realize it is a city, a modern city, a really modern city. Continue reading “Melaka, 10 Things + Travel Tips”