Thursday, September 10, 2015

It gets better...

Those are my three favorite words after “I love you” and “let's get food”. I love hearing those words because they offer something intangible, they offer hope and an insight into the future. Now, today’s piece is about three things, being forgiving, honest and responsible. Three things are essential in coming to terms with things. . Whether it's a problem you're currently dealing with, or just values that you wanna think about. It's 
1. Being Forgiving. 
Everyone makes mistakes. It's a fact. Some people commit them
By accident, some on purpose. I like to think that people who are aware of what they're doing, but do it anyways, are not only selfish, but pitiful. These people are missing so much in their lives that they've resorted to hurting others. I'm not saying I don't have gaping holes in my life I need to fill, because I do. We have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. We have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. It is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, I think, to be an organ and a blade. But, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. We make horrible mistakes. It’s how we learn. We breathe love. It’s how we learn. And it is inevitable. 

2. Staying honest. 
Being true to oneself is something we struggle with at any given point in our lives. It's really not as easy as “being yourself” it's tough especially when society and everything else has molded you into something you can barely recognize. Take a step back and re-asses things. 
There’s this piece of advice I always hand over to my friends (it's not everything, but it's a start.) "It's never wrong to put yourself first, don't force yourself to be okay with your current reality, when you really aren't. It's a horrible thing to be a liar. Even worse when you're lying to yourself." 
Start by not being okay with the things you aren't okay with. Start by being honest to yourself and not compromising the truth for whatever is less. 

3. Being responsible. 
Take responsibility for your actions. Whether it affects just you or other people. OWN UP TO IT. You made the conscious choice to do what you did, so be responsible for it. You could be either the organ or the blade, but admit when you are hurt and allow yourself to recover. Or if you were the blade, know how you hurt the person and be truly sorry. Learn. 

Whether you're struggling with being forgiving, honest, responsible or all three. Trust me, it gets better. It always gets better, 

Monday, September 07, 2015

Well, Hello. (Again)

So, Hi. I missed this. I miss having a blog. I did a little check and my last post was written 7 MONTHS AGO! And since then, I've gone on a bunch of trips, finished school, started writing for the newspaper,changed clothing styles, dyed my hair 5 different colors and so much more

There's so much I wanna do now! I wanna travel, eat, explore, tell you about Jiujitsu, start a clothing line and step into the corporate world. It's crazy!!

I'm currently working with someone to get this page up to speed with everything. Design and all. And all my newspaper articles will be housed here too. Moving on from just fashion, this blog will grow like I have. I'll be talking about Make-up, lifestyle, travel, fitness and LOVE.

Happily back, 

Mia. xx 

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Packing Light.

Iphone photo

Growing up, my dad was the master of travelling light, he could pack for a month in a small suitcase. For years I have been trying to mimic his packing style, much to my disappointment, it just doesnt work with girls. I mean, we have outfits to think about!! There's a lot of extras; make-up, accessories and other helpful things. Don't even get me started on chargers, laptops and cameras. Ugh, nightmare! 

So, after years and years of lugging my whole closet with me every time I travel. I've finally come up with a small system. I call it the 2-1. Why that? Cause it's really as easy as making sure that one top goes with at least 2 bottoms; a dressy one and a casual one. I try and keep it minimal of course, for example that black H&M button down (upper right) it works with black jeans and my silk joggers. That white top, works with my jeans and geometric shorts. Do you see where I'm going here? Its all about getting more use for the pieces you have, without looking like you're repeating everything.

So for a 3 day and 2 night stay in Davao, I packed:
- 1 jacket
- 2 dressy tops
- 2 casual tops
- 1 pair or black jeans
- 1 pair of shorts
- 1 dressy bottoms
- 1 dress
- 1 day shoe (sandals/sneaker/ flats)
- 1 evening shoe

And that's mainly it. What I tend to do is just add +1 to the top and bottom bit, for every extra night I'm staying. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Easy Bruschetta.

Okay, so I get asked often about why I love to cook. It's really all cause I love to eat! (Check out #miaeats on IG) I love eating good food and learning new recipes.

Here's one of my favorite easy, not-a-lot-of-skill-needed, healthy and filling dishes. I find that this can be eaten at anytime of the day. 

Now, this recipe is very tweak-able. Feel free to switch up some things.

Basically, all you need is:
- Bread (any bread will do, just as long as its airy and will be able to soak up the butter we're toasting it in)
- Tomatoes (chopped/sliced)
- Greens/Herbs
- Butter
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Salt
- Pepper (optional)
- Cheese (optional)

To start, melt some butter in a pan (nothing smells better than melting butter) and toast your bread slices.
While that's going on, work on your topping. Slice up your tomatoes and chop up your greens. Use any greens you want. (I'm using lettuce here.) Season your tomatoes with a little salt and pepper and drizzle everything (greens included) with EVOO.

Take your bread off the heat. Place everything on top, add some cheese (I think this is cheddar. Honestly, it's a leftover from a fondue. haha)  or drizzle with more EVOO if you want to and you're done! Super quick and easy!! 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Hello 2015 + #ShareYourVibe

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wooo! We've survived the year! Its 2015! But before all this New Year talk, let's take a moment to check out my fat cheeks in that photo. Before you conclude that it's all the eating I've been doing, It's not. I got a surgery the day before the New Year. That's why I look like a well stocked chipmunk. Way to ring in the year! HAHA

Okay, right, back to regular programming. New Year, New resolutions. I've got a few ready and I'm really hoping to actually stick to them this year!

1.Be more open. 
- I'm graduating this year and I think It's a really good idea for me to be more open to all the changes and chances coming my way. No more being comfortable with the familiarity of my routine.

2. Stay fit
- I've got a long list of fitness goals for the year and I really wanna tick all the boxes. I promise to actually commit to my workouts.

3. Stay Connected.
- 2014, was honestly a trying year for me. I sort of detached myself from a lot of things that I should've remained connected to. So, I'm promising to share more of myself with my family and friends. 

Good news, since resolution #3 is all about staying connected, Globe is bringing all of us closer by bringing back FREE FB!! And if that's not awesome enough, there's FREE VIBER too!! It's now going to be so much easier to share everything and express yourself! Free Viber for all! No purchase 
required, no promo required, no daily registration required, and available to all Globe 

Have a wonderful year ahead everybody! 

Monday, December 08, 2014

Current Mood: Minimalist.

Just showing you guys my current mood. I'm currently really in to this whole "minimalist chic" trend. It looks clean, easy and very undone. Which is exactly how I love looking. Lately, I've been going towards pieces (or other things) that are in black or white. I mean, I've still got color in my closet, but black is certainly catching up! 

The thing with this trend though, it's a very unnatural-sort of natural. I'm trying to wrap my head around this, but the way I see it, it seems to say "I woke up like this. But in truth, I made an effort to look this effortless". 

I've never been the trendy type. But I am (like I always say) all about the comfort! This trend is all of that to me! I'm honestly considering reducing my wardrobe to basics now.

Tell me, whats your current mood?