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Brent’s Nursing Night

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Yesterday, I was invited to be Judge of Brent’s Next Top Model as part of their Nursing Night. It was a fun experience and I had to commend the organizers for really starting on time (which is a very rare occasion where I live) so we really didn’t have to wait too long for the program to start. Plus, Sir Mark Madarang (the one who invited us) was super accommodating and “maalaga" that we felt so at home. Thanks BHCI! :) 

I was with my good friend, Yuri Choi, who the emcees mistakenly addressed as a Fashion and Beauty blogger! HAHA! Boy was he surprised. I think they got the credentials/profiles all mixed up. Anyway, all is well. We didn’t have to stay until their event ended. It was great because it was a work week; we had to head home early ya know. 

I wasn’t informed that it was a College Night where they were required to garb formal wear.. I wore this mint printed jumpsuit and my Ezra Buckled Heels which turned out great too. Good thing we were just guests so my outfit was excusable. :) 

Look of the day for Brent’s Next Top Model. I was Chairman of the Board of Judges 💥 I tried using fancy lashes for the evening. Guess it went well with ze flaming red lips 💋 What do you think? #fotd #makeup

Look of the day for Brent’s Next Top Model. I was Chairman of the Board of Judges 💥 I tried using fancy lashes for the evening. Guess it went well with ze flaming red lips 💋 What do you think? #fotd #makeup

Loving the printed skirts. :))

Loving the printed skirts. :))

Washed Away

Something happened this week that made me realize some things. Monday, the start of my work week, has always been kind of a rush; maybe because I had too much of the weekend spirit in me. I headed out of the house in such a breeze that when I got to the jeepney, I noticed that my mobile phone was nowhere inside my bag. It all dawned on me that I forgot one of the most important things that I would not be able to live without – my phone. You would maybe think I am exaggerating but I’m not. I am too dependent on my phone, too reliant, that the moment I realized I didn’t bring it with me, I almost wanted to rush back to get it.. but alas! That was not to happen. I continued with the ride towards the office, all the while thinking of ways and means to retrieve it.
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In the afternoon, we were about to have a boat ride going to Sta Cruz Island and it worried me that I wouldn’t be able to take photos using my phone. I am into Instagram and the thought of not being able to post a photo on my feed made me soooo sad. I was too worried of important calls or text messages from my bosses that I’d miss, messages from my boyfriend and family – so it all added to the anxiety I was feeling.

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When we got to the Island, I realized that being away from my phone proved to be worthwhile because I won’t be able to enjoy the pinkish white sand, the cold and clear waters and even the ball games that we had.  Although I admit to worrying about it a lot, I learned to let go of the thoughts thet kept bothering me and instead focused on the event at hand. Suddenly, everything seemed fun and enjoyable. Although I would not go on doing things in the absence of my phone, there are some advantages too of not being too absorbed with technology. :)

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Day 38: Got a gift from Ate Laily! :) It’s a super cute #purse from #CoachNY ♥ #100HappyDays

Day 38: Got a gift from Ate Laily! :) It’s a super cute #purse from #CoachNY ♥ #100HappyDays

Day 34: Hello hunnies ♥ This look is up in my blog now - Nautical ♡ #100HappyDays #fashionblogger #fashion #nautical #igerszamboanga #igph #fashionbloggerph

Day 34: Hello hunnies ♥ This look is up in my blog now - Nautical ♡ #100HappyDays #fashionblogger #fashion #nautical #igerszamboanga #igph #fashionbloggerph

Day 28: New fashion post at www.kaigrafia.com ♥ Im wearin @forever21 dress and shoes from @girlshaven ♥ Photos taken by @theyurichoi ♥♥ #100HappyDays #fashion #fashionblogger #mint #forever21 #dress #blogger #blogging #igerszamboanga #uljjang #keyopta #igph

Day 28: New fashion post at www.kaigrafia.com ♥ Im wearin @forever21 dress and shoes from @girlshaven ♥ Photos taken by @theyurichoi ♥♥ #100HappyDays #fashion #fashionblogger #mint #forever21 #dress #blogger #blogging #igerszamboanga #uljjang #keyopta #igph

Day 22: Shooting for my blog ♥ So happy to have new photos to post on www.kaigrafia.com :) #100HappyDays #weekends with @theyurichoi ♥

Day 22: Shooting for my blog ♥ So happy to have new photos to post on www.kaigrafia.com :) #100HappyDays #weekends with @theyurichoi ♥

Day 20: This cake looks gross but tastes awesome! Celebrating one of our co-workers bday with this horrifying zombie brain cake. Hahaha #100HappyDays #HappyTummy #zombie #braincake #sweets #cakes #baking #bake

Day 20: This cake looks gross but tastes awesome! Celebrating one of our co-workers bday with this horrifying zombie brain cake. Hahaha #100HappyDays #HappyTummy #zombie #braincake #sweets #cakes #baking #bake

Peaches and Cream on my blog! Wearing @romwe sweater ♥ Zoee Tote from @huedbags and Noelle booties from @girlshaven :) All my fave brands in one ensemble! Visit kaigrafia.com to see more photos :) #fashion #fashionblogger #keyopta #japanesefashion #japan #schoolgirl #romwe #uljjang #boots #peach #igerszamboanga #blogger #blogging

Peaches and Cream on my blog! Wearing @romwe sweater ♥ Zoee Tote from @huedbags and Noelle booties from @girlshaven :) All my fave brands in one ensemble! Visit kaigrafia.com to see more photos :) #fashion #fashionblogger #keyopta #japanesefashion #japan #schoolgirl #romwe #uljjang #boots #peach #igerszamboanga #blogger #blogging