Resolutions and Lookback.

After Christmas, its New Year and my birthday celebration. Haha But before that, since its few days before 2014, did you have your own resolutions and goals for 2014? How about I share some of mine and you guys can create your own, after all its all up to us to make life enjoyable! :) But before sharing, lets us look back to the year 2013, what did the year had done to me.

The simbang gabi.
"SSS, DHL, OMG, MP3 and nakalimutan ko na ung ibang acronym na binigay ni Father sa mga Simbang Gabi this 2013, the acronyms have their own meaning regarding to the Gospel on that day. Call me anything, pero di ko na maalala ung iba. The last simbang gabi was really a hit for me. Reflections and realizations. It said that let's always be thankful for what we have, even the smallest things and let God shine through our life by praying and talking to Him everyday, because in this way we can truly feel the overflowing and overwhelming good things and blessings that God will give to us. I'm so glad despite what I'm feeling/thinking right now, I have all the persons and things I need. And even completed the simbang gabi. Its my 2nd time now. And looking forward to the next simbang gabi I will attend in the next years. Thank you Lord for all the blessings. " - post from my facebook account

Over all 2013 was good and not that good at the same time, but I learned many things as well as experience new things, which I think are the 2 most important things lets not just dwell in the negatives. I traveled in Bicol and Quezon (see my post), I cried, I laughed, I almost got the the things I want but I had known myself this year and thats important. I also discovered the power of praying and having faith in God and I loved my family even more, they are always there for me when I had problems, I love them to infinity.


I expect this year to have tremendous luck for me as well as good health and happy life. And its all up to me to do it. My checklist (goal) for this year are:
-Good Health and personal things
-Finish my research
-Always thinking positive
-Dont let situation control me
- Do not be materialistic and continue to enjoy little and simple things
and Enjoy Life!!!

Hope this post help you to reflect for this year and look forward to 2014. Share your experiences guys. Comment below!

Christmas day

 So this Christmas we went to Tagaytay and as what I expected my family celebrated it with my relatives (mother side) so happy. Anyways first we celebrated the Christmas eve in my Tita's house. Then we woke up early to get ready for the day. At first we went to Bag of Beans in Tagaytay to eat lunch, the place is good and also the food, the best part its a buffet! My tummy was really happy!!
(L-R) Mama, dave, me, jheannie and ate :)

All of us in one picture

Some of the foods I eat, really i eat a ton! haha

4 pics in 1 collage!

Then we went to Skyranch to enjoy the rest of the day! Even though we didnt go to all of the rides because there are so many people still we managed to ride on 2 Skyeye (Ferris Wheel) and Sky Viking and we all have fun!
\Upon entering Skyranch, you will notice Skyeye already. The above pic is the ticket.

Skyeye, the country's largest ferris wheel.

Sky Viking

Water Ball, near Skyeye

Skyeye its so big
A collage of the moment we're riding the Sky Viking and Skyeye!

In summary we had fun and this is a Christmas I will always we remember! How did you celebrate your Christmas guys? Sound off in comments.

Some pics are from my Instagram account.


So just before I celebrate Christmas, me and cousin ate arra and her father had some bonding. Haha. I went to SM Southmall to run some errands and met my cousin and her father there. I accompanied them in shopping things and after we ate at The Racks. Me and ate Arra we're just happy talking about ourselves and K-pop, she was as fan as K-pop as I am. Great, we got along fast, after all we have one same interest haha.

The food we ate (above). (left pic) ate Arra and me (right pic) tito Art
Anyways she also taught me about Korean language how to write and coincidentally my mom got me "Talk to me in Korean" application form in the Municpal Hall of Imus and the better part its free. It will be running from January 8. The free Korean lessons will last for 2 weeks.

The application form
What a good Christmas gift for me! Haha. Anyways I will share to you my experience in my future post. Hope you guys are feeling the festive mood as Christmas day arrives! :)

Pics are from my instagram account. Follow me guys click here

Just simple

Just simple

Just simple by armenjhoanna featuring monsoon shoes

This set is one which you can wear this holidays. Since its kinda chilly here in the Philippines, you can totally rock this outfit or if you're going abroad this can be applicable to. After all one of the trends of 2013 is leather. Go with a light make up and rock the holidays! Happy Christmas!!

Happy Holidays

Christmas is nearly approaching. Here in the Philippines, Simbang Gabi, a tradition of attending mass in the evening or early in the morning started. Yay! And the wind is cold.. Ohh... Christmas air!! Do you have plans this Christmas share it with me! Haha. Dont know what to do yet this Christmas but I'm definitely going to have fun and get together with family and relative! Anyways I would like you to greet in advance guys, Merry Christmas and oh 5 days to go and its New Year, 2014. But before that, this post is a help or advice to those people who dont know or have no idea what to give to their loved ones this holidays.

To your sister/female relative, friend:

Skin/body Care treatments- chose a trusted brand or the brand that you personally use so the receiver will feel your warm gift with feelings or go with organic products the will love it!  I suggest you go to The Body Shop they offer a wide array of skin and body care products and offer organic products also, and the best part they come in affordable prices or go to

To your brother/male relative, friend:
T-shirts- when you have no idea what to give to your boy relative or friend, give something that is cool, a tshirt with a cool print. They'll be happy but just get the right size and their perfect. Go to Cotton On shop they offer cool tshirts with affordable price or visit

To someone who is older than you (male or female):
Perfume-  give the right perfume to the person you think fits the smell and think also that the perfume must not be too strong.

To your young cousins (children, male or female):
Books- educational books are the best and it will be good if you will read it to them.

Hope this helps!

Pictures are from Google Images

Bicol Trip

Long time no post. Haha. So here's a travel post once again. I've been in quite some places these days huh. Haha so me and my family went to Bicol for personal purposes (dont wanna share why, i wanna keep it private).

Anyways, Bicol region is so beautiful and the air is so fresh and the water is really cold in the morning. We traveled 10 hours from Cavite to Polangui, Albay my dad's hometown. I swear, in my 4 days in Bicol, we just eat eat eat aside from shopping and touring. Haha. On our first day, we visited Mayon Volcano. It is located in Legazpi, Albay. Its a 30 minute ride from Polangui (moderate traffic). The scenery is so beautiful and we arrived early at 11am, so there are only few people, when we arrived theres only two. And we managed to get a lot pics it seems like we rented the whole place. After about 2 hours, a tourist bus came. Good thing we finished picture taking and buy souvenirs and decided to leave and go to Gaisano Mall to eat for lunch. Anyways,  here are the pics.

Our personal bag for the trip. :) Guess which is mine?
Next pictures are so cute and funny. Its all about angles you know?

Group pic

Another one

Cagsawa Ruins, this used to be a church but since it was destroyed by the eruption of Mayon Volcano it turned into this.

The back part of the church.

Touristy pic and pose.

And now its time for souvenirs. There are a lot of shops and things you can buy which is locally produced in Albay. And this are some.

Wall decors

Key Chains

Hope you like the pics and visit Mayon Volcano.
Some pictures are taken by The Cagsawa photographer personnel.