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3 Halloween costume ideas you'll love

Halloween is just around the corner and you bet, everyone's all about looking for the right costume. Aside from dressing up your home to look lit and up for the season with cute decor and tapestries (click here), you also want to dress the part and be strut the best costume in town. Here are 3 halloween costume ideas you'll love!
Be a pretty witch



A witch costume is one of the most popular choices out there. It's timeless and classic and overall speaks halloween on every angle. Get this dress from DRESSLILY if you want to look pretty and elegant with powerful spells to cast!

Be a superhero

Superheroes will never be out of tune when it comes to dressing up for halloween. Everybody's got a favorite, so it's just a matter who wears it best. Be creative when choosing your costume. Get your family's participation in it, better yet, why not dress up to be a superhero family. Try The Incredibles, or Justice League!

Be a monster

Nope, not the real bad ones who cast evil vibes all over. Some people like to play it safe by looking pretty and glam this halloween, but some want to dress the part of being scary and be a monster on that special day. There are a lot of scary costumes you could consider. You can be either a zombie, a scary nun, or an alien ala predator. It takes a lot of effort to acquire realistic costume and prosthetic but it's every worth the scream you'll get once you start knocking on your neighbors doors!
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3 Dresses you should have in your closet

It was too late when I realized that dresses are one of the most practical things you can have in your closet. They're easy to wear, and give out an instant complete look. For the longest time I avoided wearing dresses because I have ugly legs and I'm too ashamed to bare them. But heck, I realized that nobody really cares about my dark and unshaven legs so I gave in and tried wearing dresses more often.

If you wanted to try wearing dresses too, here are the top 3 dresses you should have in your closet. Read on to see more details:

Black dress


Having a black dress is a basic thing in your closet. It's simple and elegant and you can wear it anywhere. Check out this black dress from ROSEGAL.
Cocktail dress



This one's a bit formal, but every girl should be able to pull one when she needs 'em. A cocktail dress is good for a lot of semi-formal events. Say a romantic date night or a wedding. And if you're familiar with wrap-around dresses like those? You should definitely get one! Check out this cute wrap dress from Rosegal!

Floral dress


Here's another cute dress that you should have. Floral printed dresses, or just any printed dress is a complete outfit in itself. You don't have to worry about lacking an earring or a bracelet, because this dress is already good in itself. Just carry a simple bag and simple shoes and you're good to go on your next event!
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The Sunday Currently (vol. 25)

I guess this is the first time this year I'm blogging on a Sunday. My last Sunday Currently was December 2017 can you believe it? Anyway, I still use this format in my Life Lately's so it's not like you haven't heard from me haha.

What's up?

Reading:
Nothing

Writing:
This and some pending articles about travel and buying furniture in Miami.

Listening:
To the faint sound of vehicles passing by.

Thinking:
About the things that transpired a few weeks ago til this week, work wise.

Smelling
Nothing, my nose is clogged.

Wishing
We had 3-day weekends. As in. I need 1 day for myself, 1 for my family, and 1 for church. Then I'd go window shipping to buy nice clothes. Like these stylish sweaters from ZAFUL (click here).


I need a more regular me time. Time to get my nails done, my eyebrows threaded, time for spa and time to window shop! How I wish!

Watching
Still Love in Moonlight when I'm alone, Designated Survivor and Kim's Convenience when I'm with my husband!

Loving
That I was able to score three cute tops yesterday at Fishermall and I was able to conquer my fear of parking along the gutter. Going out was hell though but thank God for daddy Larry for patiently guiding me through it. Jusko babagsak gulong ko my goodnessss!

Wanting
Some guidance on my career goals lol

Needing
To lose weight, as always!

Feeling
Thankful about the recent happenings.
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Life Lately and a bunch of nothings

Reading
Nothing. Still halfway through Dan Brown's Inferno. I can't remember when I last left off that I had to Google the title of the book kasi limot ko na, and alam ko lang Dan Brown, jusko hahaha. I updated my GoodReads and tagged it as Currently Reading ALTHOUGH, we all know how close it is to being tagged as DNF (Did not finish). There should be a GoodReads category for that.

DNF would be a purgatory where books either get forgotten for good, or re-read and finally finished. But they could also be stuck in a limbo of being read over and over but never finished. Yikes. But of course, what kind of reader would throw a book in limbo.

Writing
Nothing, but I have two pending articles about how to learn crossfit and how to stand out among your friends lol.

Listening
Nothing lol. Maybe I should write this off as "Life Lately and what to do next" no?

Thinking
About what to do if we had won the Ultra Lotto 6/58 Jackpot yesterday. It was our first time to place a bet, just for fun. I asked my sister to place some numbers for a single draw. The digits came from my husband's dream where he saw the figures 24% and 6,000. It's not that straightforward so we tried to piece the numbers to see if it would give us 6 figures. Lo and behold, what came out of our pag-pupumilit maging prophetic and panaginip were the following numbers:

02-06-14-24-40-50


And of course it didn't win (otherwise you woudn't hear about this), but we had fun daydreaming about how to spend that insane amount of money. The pot was at 900M. 

Smelling
Nothing. This question doesn't really appeal to me, what should I replace this with?

Wishing
I had parking privileges in our office. Today's commute was so bad. It rained so hard when I left and by the time I was able to hail a cab I just got my second shower. My pants were completely drenched I could wring a handful from it. I should've brought the car but the uncertainty of a parking space kept me from getting the keys.

Watching
Alone: Love in the Moonlight (re-watching 'cos I didn't finish it last time)
With my husband: Designated Survivor Season 2 and Kim's Convenience (when DS gets too heavy lol)

Loving
Hello Panda Matcha Green Tea biscuits

Wanting
To get a full body massage before my period kicks in this week, aaaand manipedi!

Needing
To lose weight. The past few weeks have been so indulgent.

Feeling
Useless at work. It could be just my lack of proactivity but I don't feel like I'm doing something major at work. :(
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Life lately and fully loaded weekends

The past two weekends have been incredibly eventful. Soooo muuuuch foooood!

Weekend at The Manor

Last weekend my teammates and I went to Baguio for our long overdue team building! We stayed a night at The Manor at Camp John Hay. Ate a hell lot, laughed a whole lot, and found a new favorite cake (Vizco's Strawberry Shortcake is the best!). I want to go back to this place someday! It's the perfect Baguio staycation! <3

Weekend at Sofitel

The previous weekend naman, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Sofitel. We booked 2 nights, dined 3x at Spiral (2 breakfasts, 1 dinner), and further indulged in Frankie's chicken wings when we got home. Such a gastronomic delight!

Hotel staycations are the best. Wish we could do this more often, but we don't always have money to spare lol!

Uhhh that's it hehe
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Staycation at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Jeckie and I celebrated our first anniversary at Sofitel, mainly because we wanted to eat at Spiral haha. Dinner there costs ₱3,500 nett per head, so that's ₱7,000 for the two of us. A room, on the other hand costs around ₱7,500 with breakfast at Spiral included, so you know?! Nagbook na lang kami. Sulit din naman haha. Btw, we booked via Trip.com. I've been to Sofitel a couple of times before with my parents. I wasn't too impressed on our last time there because the rooms look super old na as in the furnishings and carpeting look so outdated. But now?


Ganon parin. Charot! The rooms look updated, and it smells super nice, like when you pass by a Mia Maison kiosk haha. Yass there's some aromatherapy going on in our room and I love it kasi pag pasok mo parang amoy bago lagi kahit ang kalat sa loob hahaha.


The room smells clean and everything looked neat and polished. I gathered that most hotel layouts look this way: closet, minibar, and bathroom along the entrance hallway, then opening up to the main area is the bed on one side and a long TV desk that continues as a work desk on the end. There's also a small chaise nook beside the bed. I love this layout! Truly master bedroom goals!


I'm I'm not mistaken all guest rooms at Sofitel have a balcony. Ours is overlooking the old Manila Film Center and this newly built dampa market called Seascape Village. We tried to see what's going on there the next day but we were disappointed by the lack of variety. It's a seafood haven, and most of the restaurants are Chinese, some of them aren't open for business yet.


Our view on the right is Manila Bay. Great sight, bad scent.

Back to the room...


So, they've got a closet with a bathrobe, disposable slippers, iron and ironing board, and a safety vault. Note that the balcony door is equipped a some sensor that turns off the AC when it's open so make sure to always close it! Also, what a nice energy-saving feature!


The minibar has some complimentary treats like coffee, tea, and water. Althaus tea is good! I gathered that you can always order for some more water and you're allowed to bring snacks in, they won't mind. On our second night we ordered through KFC delivery. They're not allowed up so we had to meet them at the parking lot.


The bathroom is also super nice and immaculately clean. It's a decent size with a spacious enough shower and vanity area. Their toiletries used to be L'Occitane but now they've changed to Lanvin. I personally prefer the former haha. As usual, hotel bathrooms are definitely goalssss.


They've got shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, body lotion, toothbrush set, shower cap, nail file, cotton rounds, and earbuds.


Our main source of entertainment is Netflix. Sofitel doesn't have it, but they have strong free wifi and we brought a laptop and an HDMI cable so voila, we were able to Netflix and chill.

Surprise!


I didn't expect this kind of welcome but their staff gave us a small token in celebration of our anniversary. Sweet!


And when we dined at Spiral that night, they also gave us this freaking delicious cake! Huhu. I did mention in my confirmation email with them that we're staying for our anniversary, but I never expected them to actually take note. What a nice gesture!


Dinner (and breakfast haha) at Spiral will be a whole different story, wait for it on my next post! Ang masasabi ko lang, it's the beeeeeest buffet restaurant in Manila.
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Top 3 Reasons Why Socks Make Amazing Gifts

Photo from Pixabay

There are a lot of people who say that they do not want to get socks. That is, until they are in a situation wherein they realize that they do not have any socks anymore. Socks have the tendency to get lost very easily. Even if you do not lose both, you might lose one sock. This makes the lone sock unusable. Unless, you are creative and you can do something with the sock or you love wearing mismatched socks. Some people genuinely love socks and would ask for socks from the people that they know for different occasions. The gift-giver would greatly love this for sure. If you are not convinced yet whether you should give socks this Christmas, these are just a few details to remember:

1. Socks are inexpensive.
You know that you do not want to spend too much money on gifts. The economy is not at its best right now. You want to have enough money for your needs. You can check the best sock of the month club for the best socks that you can purchase right now. A lot of the items that they will list down will be inexpensive but lovely.

2. They are needed.
It was mentioned earlier that most people do not realize that they need socks until they realize that they want to have socks immediately. You would look for socks when you are feeling cold and you would like to keep your feet warm. Socks are also needed when you need to wear your favorite rubber shoes. If you want to learn more details about the latest socks for women, check out women’s sock of the month club.

3. They can be worn by people of all ages.
There are some items that will not be age appropriate anymore to people of certain age. For example, large hoop earrings may not be recommended anymore to women over the age of 60. Some would still wear it but in smaller sizes. Socks can be worn by anyone no matter what their age is.

Do you agree that socks can become amazing gifts? You can sign up for men’s sock subscription to learn more details.

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Unleash your inner champ with Taiwan Excellence gaming rigs

If you have ever imagined a gamer's dream room, it would possibly look like a hub full of enormous action figures, dramatic led lights, and multiple wide gaming monitors. There are no rules on how cyber athletes should decorate their corner, but setting up a comfortable and modern playground helps you sharpen your competitive edge further. If you haven't had the chance to remodel your gaming space into its best version, Taiwan Excellence brings the most advanced devices that can help you unleash your inner champion within.

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Couple your premium monitor with Gigabyte's TOP Gaming Motherboard. With Smart Fan 5, you can seamlessly juggle three games at a time, or play while listening to the music without overheating the processor. 
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