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Friday's 10 Happy Things #7

There's something about this week that made it seem longer than usual. I guess it's because I know this will be my last week at work and I'm just dying for it to end. I dragged my feet to work the past few days (didn't help that there was a typhoon) and even had committed a boo-boo…

Beantage Cafe

Different cafes and hole-in-the-wall restos continue to sprout in Cavite lately, and I, together with my food trip partners in crime, Cy and Pabs, made it our mission to try out all these much talked about places! Last July, we were finally able to dine at Sebo Pacific, and this time, we had an im…

Loops & Links

One. Have you seen Game of Throne's Season 6 teaser video? I was honestly quite bummed about it because they didn't actually do a lot of teasing. The showed a bunch of the most depressing scenes in the last 5 seasons. There was also a released official poster with Jon Snow in it but IDK, D&…

Weekend At Binoclutan, Zambales

I spent the last weekend of November with Muffet, Burn and Bell at Zambales to celebrate Muffet's birthday. We were really looking forward to it because it's been quite a while since we hit the beach -- actually, it's been a while since we went out of town. You know that laid back feel…

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

When I received the invite for BioBalance Insititute's "D"-coding, the first thing that came to mind was "There's actually a condition such as Vitamin D deficiency?" For us Filipinos that live in a tropical country, you would think that we are far from having insufficie…

Weekend Movies #11: Going Japanese

I went on full Japanese flicks marathon around the middle of this month! Early November was peppered with a lot of news that sent little ripples through my placid state of mind. It's nothing major, really. Just a few tweaks here and there. Anyway, as I've mentioned a handful of times befor…

Type Kita 3: Pass on the Passion

Do you like anything handmade, collaborate with other artists or just geek out for an entire day (or two!) and surround yourself with art, all for a good cause? Read on then!
Type lovers and lettering enthusiasts will be in for a treat! This coming December 12th and 13th, the team behind Type Kita

Fresh, Fun and Healthy:
Pickle Food Co.'s Calorie-Controlled Meals

Indulging myself in delicious food, I realized, is one of the things I can never truly give up on. Ever. I learned that through years and years of "dieting" and some attempts at a healthier lifestyle (also, I mostly blog about food so IDK why I even bothered). I could safely say that las…

Favorite Things #33: My Favorite Instagram Accounts

I remember when I first started using Instagram back in '13, it was just basically where I dump photos in square form. There was no VSCO or Afterlight yet and everyone made use of Instagram's own filters (Rise and Valencia were my preferred ones) and no one really cared how crappy your pho…

2016 Planner Picks


Aside from keeping journals, I am a big, big fan of planners. For one, it helps my mind unclutter (I try to keep too many lists in my head), remember important appointments, and listing down things actually calm me down (I'm not the only one). I get little panic attacks when I realize I have too much on my plate (e.g. when the things I need to blog about keep on piling up, among other things) and jotting it down in bullet points somehow soothes my nerves. For me, choosing a planner is serious business. Hahaha. 

How serious? Serious to the point that I have specifications. HAHAHA. First, it has to be in black and white or gray. I like it really simple but efficient. I do exhaust my planners and actually fill every page with scribbles, so I make it a point to find an organizer that has enough space for all my doodles and little notes. I tend to lean on minimalist designs because I really need all that space. Also, it has to be budget-friendly. I can't really imagine myself getting a moleskin planner for the sole reason that it's too pricey, I would rather not write on it. My preferred planner from 2013 to 2014 was Slate because I loved the incorporation of films in it. The cover was simple but I loved all the artwork inside! Then I switched to Moonleaf's because it was the epitome of a perfect planner to me. No fuss and sleek. It does the job.

I was set on getting Moonleaf's 2016 planner again but after going through some lists, I found some favorites. Here are my top 5 top 6 2016 planner picks!