Health · mental health · Uncategorized · University

my GAD: Having Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A few months ago, one of my closest friends joked that what if I had hypothetically dropped my phone in the toilet. After a few seconds, I felt my blood run cold and the familiar, strange, metallic taste of cortisol running through my veins. The feeling persisted despite my finding my phone a few seconds… Continue reading my GAD: Having Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Health · Uncategorized

Confessions of a Former Fat Kid

“di tu xiao san.” (“you should lose weight”) “Ang taba-taba mo!” (“you’re so fat!”) “You’d be prettier if only you were skinnier.” It didn’t really matter what language was used, the fact remained the same: I was really a fat kid. Double chin, extra rolls on my tummy, places that jiggled in all the wrong… Continue reading Confessions of a Former Fat Kid

Adventures · Aesthetics · fashion · Health · Personal · Treats · Uncategorized

Forget Your Sorrows: Sapporo

After working at my internship (and wasting at least two hours of my life in the traffic) every day for a month, I was honestly ready for Hokkaido, Japan. I had read up on how calm and beautiful this northern region was, and I wanted to experience something different from the hustle and bustle of… Continue reading Forget Your Sorrows: Sapporo

Adventures · Aesthetics · fashion · Manila Life · Personal · Uncategorized

The Hipster Asian Aesthetic

It’s been a month since I’ve been back home in Manila, and it’s been a wonderful – and incredibly busy- ride. I’ve been interning Monday-Friday, trying to squeeze workouts during the mornings or evenings, attempting to study chemistry, and so on and so forth. I’m lucky enough to usually spend my weekends in Bonifacio Global… Continue reading The Hipster Asian Aesthetic

Aesthetics · Health · Manila Life · Treats · Uncategorized

Water You Doing? Reviewing the Raindrop Cake

Hello my lovelies! It’s been forever and it’s about time for me to finally update my review. So I’ve been hearing about the mizu shingen (mizu = “water”, shingen = “cake”), which is a lovely Japanese dessert that’s been taking the dessert fad by storm. It’s made by mixing agar, a substance obtained from seaweed,… Continue reading Water You Doing? Reviewing the Raindrop Cake

Aesthetics · Health · Manila Life · Personal · Toronto Life · University

How I Gained the Negative Freshman 15

Times two. Yes, I managed to lose 30 pounds during seven months of my frosh year in UofT. I still find myself staring at the mirror wondering how the hell I was able to shed most of the excess weight. I was a size L and I always bought sizes larger than my actual size… Continue reading How I Gained the Negative Freshman 15