Confessions of a Self-aholic
Taguig, Philippines & DC-VA-WV USA
Born in '91 ♥ Communication Arts major at De La Salle University- Manila ♥ Passion for fashion design, photography, interior design, cooking, baking, acting, and writing♥ Traveling and shopping are ways to keep me up from a stressful day. ♥ spontaneity ♥ rainy days ♥ sunset ♥ dogs ♥ beach ♥ outdoors ♥ movies ♥ coffee ♥ volleyball ♥ soccer players ♥ Having a great family and wonderful friends make me a truly blessed person ♥
Giving Pageantry a Try
Monday, April 16, 2012
It's been almost a year since I updated this site. I have been pretty busy in the past few months and I was not able to find time to blog, not until today. :P
Just to give an update, I'm pretty done with my Junior year in college, and I have two terms left before I finally graduate. I'm keeping my fingers crossed so that I will no longer extend... Please Lord, allow me to finish school in December.
Meanwhile, I'm currently part of a pageant, and it's called Binibining Pateros. Honestly, this is my very first time to join a pageant, and I have never envisioned myself as a beauty queen. It was my mom and her friend who pushed me and encouraged me to join, and according to my mom, I'm not gonna lose anything, and at least I will gain a new learning experience. Therefore, I gave it a try..... and now, I'm pretty much enjoying it.
Last Saturday, the swimsuit competition was held at the Grand Villa Hotel & Resort, and the top 5 best in swimsuit was announced, but the best in swimsuit will be announced during the coronation night which will be on May 11, 2012 at Pateros Elementary School.
credits to my friend, Patty :)
gracing the stage in our swimsuit
Meli♥ 4:58 PM
Time Flies so Fast
Monday, May 2, 2011
Time flies so fast!
It was only 2 years ago when I bid goodbye to my alma matter, and now it's my sister's turn.
during her graduation at CSA-Makati last April 1.
this was after her graduation ball which was held at Makati Shangri la hotel last April 3.
Meli♥ 1:42 AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
*currently playing: Marry Me- Train
I am patiently waiting for my McDonalds meal to arrive at this very moment. I ordered nuggets, fries and coke to keep me up while I finish my web design homework.I have been eating non-stop in the past few months especially when I have to stay up late, and I actually liked it because I gained a few pounds. On the healthy side, I went to the gym last Sunday afternoon with my cousin, Jod and my neighbor, Louie, and we worked out together. I'm aiming for a better body figure before my summer vacation officially begins. Guess what? When I got home, I had coffee and some pieces of bread for my afternoon snack, and for dinner, I had Rosemary and Orange Chicken with rice and served with mango juice. What is matakaw? Oh I love food, and I'm not even on a diet. I work out, jog and I eat a lot! :)
Updating my academic status:
Deactivating my Facebook was actually helpful to improve my study habits. I aced my Economics quiz, and I did not even expect to get a perfect score! :) Another thing I have discovered is that, I have to exercise so that I will be productive. I have been loaded with school stuff, but I managed to finish everything because my lazy ass was missing in action (thank God!)
After I do my web design, I shall sleep and jog at 6am. The rest of the day will be dedicated to shopping and bonding with my balikbayan aunt. I still need to work on with my observation report about drivers, but I think that would be a little easy since it's done in pairs.
Before I could actually finish this entry, my meal has already arrived and I'm now enjoying my nuggets and fries! :) Have a nice day! :)
Meli♥ 1:59 AM
I Want a Break
Sunday, March 6, 2011
It is Sunday once again, and tomorrow comes my least favorite day of the week. :(
Oh how I hate Mondays! My Monday schedule sucks because I got a class from 8am until 6pm with only an hour and a half of break. Just imagine how drained I am during my last class, and most of the time I am tempted to cut it or go to class 30 mins. late because I'm either sleepy or I am pigging out at Animo canteen. :|
I also hate the feeling of neglecting to update my blog. My majors are eating me alive. :| I have been sick for the past two months, on and off, because of stress. Jeez, what more when I am working? Well, probably it would be a different scenario because I am being paid. :P
Since majors are like my life for the whole term, I am starting to dislike what I used to enjoy such as writing. I hate being obliged and expected to submit works before its due. My passion for writing comes naturally, and I would write something that interests me, and not those topics that have nothing to do with my likes and interests. I have been uninspired too lately due to- I really don't know. I cannot explain this feeling, but I know that I'm so lazy all the time. Probably, a good sleep will help me regain my old jolly self. My uninspired self turns out to be very lazy, moody and no time to dress up like I used to. :( Oh Chictopia & Lookbook, I miss you so much, but I have nothing to post because I feel like a freakin' crap with dark circles around my eyes.
My sincerest apologies to those who have experienced my intense mood swings, tantrums, whining and whatever drama of some sort. Everything was brought to you by the 3rd term stress.
Anyway, I am planning to revamp my blog layout, but I still can't find time to do it. Most likely, after 3rd term (which is like 4 weeks to go) Meanwhile, school works are waiting for me. I have to read 109 pages (5 chapters) in one sitting, study for my economics quiz, list down questions for my project interview, and finish my web design homework. :| Hopefully, I could finish everything tonight while I sip on my coffee and munch on some food.
I'm now looking forward to the much awaited season- summer! I can't wait for the term to be over & start hitting the beach with my friends. Before everything else though, I have to work on with my priorities. Therefore I am deactivating my Facebook account tonight and will get back on my dad's birthday. We'll see then if i'll deactivate it again.
Meli♥ 7:16 PM
We're Growing Old
It was only like yesterday when us girls gathered for Reanne's 18th, and now it's her birthday again. We just had it in her home with friends and her family. I slept over and she drove me home the next day. Japanese foods were served along with the typical birthday foods. I ate the shabu-shabu and california maki, but the sushi and crabs were left untouched by yours truly.
Her cute nephews were present and I was entertained by the youngest. Very talkative, and he is very much like my nephew, Dale.
Happy birthday Reanne! You still look like our friend back in high school- nothing much has changed. :P
Ces, Migs, Doms, Reanne & Reanne's nephews
Thursday group represent! mia: Ced
with Kaye this time
shorts- from a store in Camp John Hay, Baguio
bangle- Pop Culture
necklace- found it in my sister's jewelry box
Meli♥ 6:11 PM
After 3 Years
Ands came to Manila for a short visit, while everyone else was busy with school. Was it a wrong timing vacation? Perhaps it was not. All of us, with the exception of one, were present during our much awaited get together. :)
Originally, it was supposed to be a beach/road trip, but due to transportation and financial problems, we have to make another plan. The final plan was to held the get together in my place. They chose to have it in my place because my house is free of everything- free of conservative adults. lol. :P The plan was made 2 days before the actual date- my friends are the best when it comes to last minute planning. :)
We had dinner, beer pong, card games and sleepover, but not everyone slept over. Fun night indeed! :)
And that's Mariel on a winning pose
Kaye & Minu lost in the beer pong game
with Kaye, Andz, Minu & Mariel (Talitha was the photographer) during dinner
the card game & Kaye was already drunk
with my BFFs Kaye & Mariel
the whole gang | mia: Reanne
guess who? :))
Meli♥ 5:13 PM
Age is Nothing but a Number
High school friend, Cat, and college friend, Maiko turned a year older last January 30, but they had their celebrations a day earlier. Since their respective parties were on the same date, I was too lazy to attend both and I was planning to attend just one. Fortunately, my lazy ass was in the mood to party, despite being under pressure by school stuffs, and I ended up moving from one party to another.
Cat had a dinner celebration with high school friends in their lovely home, & yes, Thursday group was present, but Ced was missing in action because of his dinner with family. We had a little surprise for our dear Cat, and as usual, the group had a last minute natataranta-kami moment. Our surprise was placed at the back of Reanne's car and we had a problem on how we'll move it inside the house. Thank goodness, Cat's mother dearest helped us with everything. :)
clockwise from top left: Jod, Erik, Ivan, Steven, Leonard, me, Raiza, Vani, Cat & Sarah
1K girls represent!
clockwise from top left: Storm, Nath, Cat, Pam, me, Buena, Josh & Con.
Thursday group represent! MIA: Ces & Ced
l-r: Migs, Doms, Cat, Reanne & me
Thursday group & Raiza
Later on, I moved to Maiko's party in Republiq and had a great time with my college friends. I met a bunch of new friends, whom mostly are Maiko's relatives and other friends. Originally, I was supposed to be with Icia, but I don't know why the hell she was not replying (of all the days pa), so I called up the lovely Memesh and we met up outside along with her boyfie, Mike. I arrived just in time- to witness Maiko drunk and dancing with her cute English boy. The guests were mostly drunk- a drunkard's party I suppose, but hey, I wasn't drunk. I just had a shot of Bacardi (i guess) and never had my next shot, because even at Cat's, I was already drinking. Too much alcohol intake is bad, especially if you hardly know the people around. :)
Eske, Nico, Icia, Cheekoy & me
Cheekoy, me, Maiko & Bruce
l-r: Cheekoy, me, Bee, Icia, Tita Myla, Ada, Eske, Nico & Cholo
(excuse my untamed bangs)
Oh there it goes, fun fun Saturday night! :) Happy birthday lovely girls! Hugs & kisses! >:D< :*
Meli♥ 5:15 AM
Tagaytay on a Friday
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sorry for the long hiatus. We're currently having our midterms and I'm just only sneaking to blog.
Anyway, this post must have been up since last month, but since I lack time, it's only now that I do have a time to share this.
Last Jan. 14, my high school friends and I gathered for a little reunion, as our Indonesian friend, Arief, visited Manila. The gang convoyed in going to Tagaytay. We had a dinner at the restaurant owned by Justin's uncle. Then we separated ways when the boys decided to hit up the casino, while us girls went around and looked for a place where we could chill. We ended up hanging out in Starbucks though. It was a fun night of reminiscing our good old high school days. :)
with Ces & Lush, our college friend
with Arief, Cat, Ces & Lush
one cold night
L-R: Ces, me, Lush, Tim, Kits, Japi, Arief, Justin, Ferdie & Cat
Meli♥ 4:46 AM
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Meet Teo, the 3-year old nephew of my good friend, Reanne. He is very adorable, smart, and cute. I won't be surprised if one day this boy has made a lot of girls cry. :P
Anyway, excuse my eyebags bec. I just woke up several hours ago.
This video is for our friend, Cat, who had a one day love affair with this cute little kid. :))
Meli♥ 11:03 AM
Summing Up 2010
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I know that I should have done this last month, but hella I'm late- though this could be allowed since the Chinese New Year is coming up! :P
What were the things you did that you've never done before?
Baguio trip with my best friend and others. Been a bridesmaid at my cousin's wedding & hosted the program. Spontaneous trip to Tagaytay with my cousin, which was a result of our food cravings. Dived in a 14ft deep pool from a level of a 2nd-story house. Went to Quiapo and consulted a fortune teller. Wall climbing. Directed a radio show and been a disc jockey. Voted in the 2010 National election and campaigned for my sister who ran as SK in the local election and yes, she won! :)
Did you keep your New Year's resolution and will you make some this year?
I can't remember. I made some for 2011, but I hope I could really keep it.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Did anyone close to you die.
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A guy who is consistent in words & actions- oh ang lalim! :)) Probably, a boyfriend will do. lol. :P
What date(s) from 2010 will remain etched in your memory and why?
There are a lot of unforgettable memories!
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Overcoming someone I thought I couldn't.
What was the best thing you bought?
Probably, the ones you can see inside my closet! :)
Did you suffer any illness or injury?
I had a bad case of allergy which was caused by stress.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Me! I've lessened my bitchiness, and I have grown from the old me.
Whose behavior made you appalled or depressed?
Some close friends. Marj.
Where did most of your money go?
Food, clothes, shoes- the usuals.
What did you really get excited about?
Waiting for the term to end.
What songs will remind you of 2010?
Dynamite- Taio Cruz, Rude Boy- Rihanna, Love the Way You Lie Part 2- Rihanna & Eminem
Compared to this time last year, are you:
1. Happier or sadder?
2. Thinner or fatter?
Not sure! :))
3. Richer or poorer?
What do you wish you'd done more?
What do you wish you'd done less?
What was your favorite TV program?
I really have no time watching TV programs.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
What did you want and get?
A getaway from all the stress.
What did you do on your birthday and what did you get?
dinner & birthday salubong with college friends at Marciano's, Greenbelt & Banchetto, Ortigas. Dinner w/ high school barkada & sister at The Recipe, Greenbelt during my actual 19th birthday, then went clubbing at Bed Space, Greenbelt.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurable?
How would you describe your fashion concept this year?
I've been more fashion conscious. Yes, I do have a chictopia & lookbook account, which aren't updated. My taste varies- it depends in the call of the event.
Who/what kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None, i guess.
What political issue stirred you the most?
Who was the best new person(s) you've met?
A lot! but if I'll consider the most recent, it will be the person that I'm talking to every night.
What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself?
"You're not only a pretty face, but you also have the heart & right attitude." aww! such a sweet word from a friend.
The most touching experience you've had this year?
seeing that there are many opportunities lying around that I ignored earlier.
Quote a song that sums up your year.
"No regrets, just love."
Was 2010 a good year for you?
What was your least favorite moment of the year?
What was your favorite moment of the year?
Summer 2010. Term breaks.
Where were you when 2010 began?
Where will you be when 2010 ends?
At my aunt's.
Did you lose anybody close to you in 2010?
Did you miss anybody in the past year?
Yeah, I miss the whole fambam.
What was your favorite record(s) in 2010?
Bruno Mars', Katy Perry's, and Rihanna's
How many concerts did you see in 2010?
Did you drink alcohol in 2010?
Did you do a lot of drugs in 2010?
Did you do anything you were ashamed of this year?
How much money did you spend in 2010?
What was your proudest moment of 2010?
Seeing that my hard work has paid off.
What was your embarrassing moment of 2010?
If you could go back in time to any moment of 2010 and change something, what would it be?
How are you different now that the year is about to end?
i'm more matured, open minded & responsible.
What are your wishes for the next year?
Pass all my terms. One school year to go & I'm graduating.
What are your plans for 2011?
Nothing. i'll just go with the flow.
Meli♥ 3:13 PM
Holidays with the Family
In the past two Christmas, it was only my sister and I who spent it at home. I hate the feeling of "loneliness" during Christmas, because we were used to the very noisy house with a lot of food on our dining table. As a result, I called up my aunt and I asked her if we could just celebrate it in their house, and there, we had our Noche Buena with my aunt and cousins.
with my aunt and sister during Christmas Eve.
On the other hand, New Year's Eve was great. The whole clan had a gathering and celebration. Dinner was yummy, games were fun and picture moments were perfect! :)
with the girls and guys- incomplete though
with the game masters, Ate Minnette & Ate Jam
karaoke with Marj
Greetings from us!
sorry for the lame video quality!
New Year's Lunch with Marj & Ate Twinkle
Smoky eyeshadow- Dark purple and light purple
my eyelashes are naturally long!
purple top- bought at People are People
denim shorts- from Bench (it used to be a straight cut jeans, but I cut it to turn it into a shorts)
black flats- from Artwork
gold bangles bangles- from Petite Monde & Pop Culture
Meli♥ 1:25 PM
Christmas with MDB
Sunday, January 23, 2011
After my party with blockmates, I went straight to Makati to meet my barkada. We had our Christmas dinner at Pizza Hut Bistro. Unfortunately, we were not complete because Reanne was m-i-a due to stomach ache. It's really an effort for us to have a gathering because of our conflicting schedules.
with Talitz, Mariel & Kaye
stripes top- from Forever 21
black shorts- from random store
orange sandals- from Topshop
bag- from Ukay-ukay
necklace- from Girlshoppe
Meli♥ 12:29 AM
Christmas Party w/ Blockmates
Saturday, January 22, 2011
First of all, I would like to apologize for being m-i-a for the past few weeks. My third term is quite jam packed, and I have no time to blog or do my usual online routines. The term is pretty heavy especially because of my majors, and as always, I have to set my priorities first. :)
Anyway, I have quite a lot of things to talk about. First, i'll be gladly to share my Christmas experience with my blockmates.
My blockmates are very spontaneous- even with this gathering. They called me up a few days before Dec. 20 to remind me that we're having a Christmas party at K's house in Quezon City. I replied to the messages, but afterwards there were no more updates. I thought it was cancelled so I decided to have other commitments on that day.
At 6pm, I received a text message from K, saying that the party is still on and that people are coming. Okay, that was 6pm, and what time do people expect me to come if I'm coming from another party? well, i left the party for my blockmates and I arrived at 10pm with the drinks as part of my share.:)
L-R: K, Julian, Ronna, me, Russel, Guia, Rielle & Dea
honestly, I could only sing w/ my blockmates! :)) with others, i don't!
after sleepover with Dea. Hello eyebags! :))
Meli♥ 7:59 PM
Ces at 20
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Happy 20th Ces! <3 Thursday group
Surprised Cecile last Dec. 15 in her house for her 20th birthday.
Okay, so my friends were so noisy in the video. I didn't actually hear my voice. Surprised Ces with cake, and her childhood sweetie. Aww! :)
The 2nd video was taken while Ces opens the gift from her family.
Meli♥ 12:55 AM
Rose Ann's 18th w/ me & her boyfriend
Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy 18th birthday to Rose Ann! :) Post celebration last Dec. 12 at Il Pirata in Eastwood.
with boyfriend, Rappie at Bedroom.
Tunic top from People are People
Black skinny jeans from Zara
Stilettos from Charles and Keith
Bag from Jessica Simpson
Accessories from Landmark
Watch from Anne Klein
Meli♥ 8:08 PM
Ainslee Alves Candice Camara Celine Gutierrez Guia Galvez Char & Nina Jonessa Mendoza Kat Aurellano Kaye Lavin Marj Arganda Memesh Ilano Nicole Santos Rielle Ramos Ronna Sabellina Steph Santana
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Tumblin' on Tumblr
Playin' on YouTube
Good Old Multiply
What I Wore
A lil' bit Juicy