CEL: Teenage Love to Mainstream Venture

Peace is often found in solitude. Especially when one is in the company of Mother Nature. They say that being in the mountains always gives you a chance to reflect, which often leads to a sense of feeling renewed. I, for one, unfortunately, cannot speak much from my experiences, as I’ve only gone up two…… Continue reading CEL: Teenage Love to Mainstream Venture

Driving Around Pangasinan: Binmaley, Sual, & Alaminos

Last Saturday (13 February 2021), my family and I had a little road trip around western Pangasinan, a province in the Philippines that is approximately 3-4 hours from Manila. Though filled with beautiful beaches, Pangasinan is not as frequented by tourists (they usually drive straight to La Union, Vigan, or Baguio). I’m not very proud…… Continue reading Driving Around Pangasinan: Binmaley, Sual, & Alaminos

COTTONCLOUDMNL: Blooming Outside of My Comfort Zone

This week’s Friend launched Cotton Cloud Manila, an online start-up that curates dried flowers. The arrangements done by Cotton Cloud are perfect for adding a touch of aesthetic to your space, a birthday present, a wedding bouquet, or a thoughtful gift you can send to a friend. In this entry, she talks about how it…… Continue reading COTTONCLOUDMNL: Blooming Outside of My Comfort Zone

List of Three Vol. V

To be perfectly honest, I have zero motivation to write anything for this week’s List of Three. All week long, I’ve been feeling so useless, inefficient, and unproductive. Yes, there’s still so many things to be grateful for — I’m not disregarding that, but this week was just difficult. But okay, I’ll save my wallowing…… Continue reading List of Three Vol. V

ERIN: Can living in the moment be a realistic lifestyle?

To kickstart Friends on Channel Maddie, I asked my friend, Erin to write a lifestyle piece. Erin and I met in high school (I think I was in 9th grade?). We were part of the same sports team (go Bulldogs!) and we were in the same House (go Falcons!), and somewhere between those practises and…… Continue reading ERIN: Can living in the moment be a realistic lifestyle?

Friends on Channel Maddie

Today, we start another project that I hope is here to stay — Friends on Channel Maddie! This project is basically a series of raw, authentic, lifestyle posts written by old and new friends. The range for anything lifestyle is broad, so friends are welcome to write and share anything they are comfortable with. It…… Continue reading Friends on Channel Maddie

List of Three Vol. III

This week was all sorts of things. I don’t know, felt like I was all over the place. Anyway, here we go with this week’s List of Three. WELL-RESTED, BUT STILL RESTLESS. Iced coffee from Serious Black Coffee Throughout the past couple of days, I really did feel well-rested. I was able to sleep in,…… Continue reading List of Three Vol. III

List of Three Vol. I

And here we are finally starting this new project! I’ve been thinking about what to include in my List of Three all week, and unfortunately, I broke my own rules. As you scroll down, you’ll see that I only have one event for each main bullet, when there’s supposed to be three. Sorry about that,…… Continue reading List of Three Vol. I

First Time in the Middle East: Dubai, UAE

Before jumping ahead, let me just say that I am sorry for the quality of the photos. Haha I mostly used HUJI throughout the trip and the editing on the photos that weren’t taken using HUJI is super inconsistent, so my apologies. Last December 2018, my family and I took a(n almost) week-long trip to…… Continue reading First Time in the Middle East: Dubai, UAE