Friday, June 22, 2018

Happy Town Coffee + Kitchen

Hi! Another Café on the road! My siblings and I had found this café near our place and it feels really cozy and warm to stay in. It feels like walking into someone’s home and let you stay for hours and play! It is located at Hobart Commercial Center, Zabarte Road Novaliches Quezon City.

The Café really matches it’s name Happy Town, there are a lot of board games to choose from, and the owner is really approachable, she would even teach you how to play some of their card games/board games.

The food is yummy as well, but mostly I just love the drink I have ordered! Strawberry Yum! J So here are some of the photos I have taken during our stay at Happy Town!

Things I have learned from Watching Duan Mackenzie’s Vlog

As some of you have been reading my blog, I have always had this “Learning’s” from different people I know (who are really close to me and people I have met along the way), things that I think should share to everyone. Writing my learning’s from the people I admire and close to me makes me feel like I am not losing my track. People who inspires me to do good, to pursue things that seems so impossible, to challenge myself and to be who I am today.

While I was searching for Positive Blog/DIY Vlogs on Youtube, I have come across to Duan’s Vlog #6 about having a positive outlook and of course dogs! After watching her blog, I did a major rundown on all of her Vlogs whenever I have some free time and she’s super funny and fun. From her funny videos, to the heart touching interviews. And after finishing them all in a span of two or three weeks hahahah I’m going to share to you guys the things I have learned from her Vlog.

1.       POSITIVE – She’s always show how positivity can make things go smooth sailing. That no matter how painful things might be, all you need to do is get up, shoo away those negativity, think about happy thoughts and let in the positive vibe! Not just that, you can also share that positivity no matter where you go! J
2.       Love your Family – the roots of all roots, the importance of family is always a part of her vlog, especially how she introduces her mom, her dad and how she shares some snippets of her family into the vlogs she’s been doing. Because Family is family. The support that you need comes from them. Love your family and it will lead you to sharing that love to others.
3.       Surround yourself with people who lifts you up (at the same time, people you support back) – I have watched some of her vlogs where she introduces her friends to her viewers, interview them and let them be a source of inspiration to others especially when it comes to achieving your dreams. I love how every interview happened step by step (like one video they were like talking about how to achieve it then, in another video they have accomplished it). She also shares how proud she is watching their success. Lead yourself to the people who can also be your family. Friends who would push you higher not pull you down, friends who would cheer you even if you feel like you’re losing. And then vice versa
4.       Never lose your five year old self – my best friend use to say this to me all the time too. And hearing it from her makes my five year old me scream with joy. Even if we’re all growing up, never ever lose that younger version of you. That urge to still have fun and enjoy even if things might go rough sometimes.
5.       Explore while you’re still young and can – Pack your bags and go on an adventure. You’ll never know what exciting things are waiting for you on your next journey. What culture and traditions you’re going to learn. Have that once in a lifetime adventure whether it’s with your friends, you alone or with your family, go and be infinite.
6.       Just be you, have fun or find a new hobby – whether it’s a funny video you and your gang are making (which Duan always has on her videos), or just doing some banana ice-cream with your best friend, do some photoshoot, go some Vlog challenges, anything under sun, something to motivates you to go and make new memories and learning new things gives you a boost on excelling on your creativity!
7.       Go out there and take some risks (nothing beats the success of hardwork) - seize that moment, you can never achieve something if you stay inside your box. Just like every interview she has, it’s like reminding me, that all of us have our own time frames, we only need to be patient and hold on to our hopes and dreams. Go and take the challenge life has to offer. It’s okay to be afraid! Go and shoot for your stars J -“My parents always told me growing up that results come from hard work and determination, that nothing worth wanting in life will fall into your lap. "Spit in one hand and wish in the other, see which one fills up faster." Craig says that's what his Dad always told him growing up.”-Vlog 157Hardwork pays off
8.        No matter who you are just do it - When it comes to doing what you like just do it, there would be bumps along the way, who cares just do it. 

Thank you for being an inspiration Duan! – it feels like you’re talking to me even if I don’t personally know you or you don’t even know me. Whenever you say “Follow your dreams! Or be happy, have a nice day!” feels like I have a super cool Sunbae who lives near my house, who would sit by the balcony, talk to you from a far, who loves giving advices, sharing her OOTD’s, make-up/beauty routines, sharing some life’s lessons, stories about aliens, stories of love, who would give a me a boost every Tuesday and would say “GO AND MAKE YOUR FUTURE”! THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us!J  

Go and check her videos at Duan Mackenzie on Youtube! Because I tell you mah friend, after watching her videos, you'll get super inspired! Educated! Touched and super motivated! Thank you for your time reading my blog!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Be STEEL and STRAW your Plastics

Plastic Straws are so yesterday, let’s all do something today! Hello Everyone! I have been using Steel Straw just early this year, and I have been in awed with it. I’m going to share to you the reason’s WHY you should use STEEL STRAWS

1.       It’s ECO FRIENDLY!
a.       As we all know, plastics decomposed in the slowest manner. They litter through our streets and land fields, and plastics have a bigger percent on ruining our wild life’s and ocean! Think about the trash that the ocean throws back at us when our Mother Nature had takes its toll on us. ALL YOU CAN SEE IS PLASTIC
2.       Perfectly SAFER than our plastic straws
a.       WHY? Plastic straws had chemicals called the BPA (Bhispenol A: You can read BPA here that can lead to heart disease, reproductive disorder or diabetes.
3.       EASY to CLEAN
a.       Steel straws had the same grade material like our utensils. It’s easy to clean at the same time you Steel Straws manufacturers had brush included to your straw.
4.       Very Instagram Friendly
a.       In our generation of social media, we can all use this as a platform to spread the word of recycling. It's not just a pretty thing for our Instragram feeds but it’s also nice for our environment!
5.       It’s forever and very handy
a.       Like our very own cutlery, we can use it as long as we wanted to, and we can even bring it anywhere we like!
Ps. Do you know that because of our steel straws our drinks won’t easily get warm! And it’s child friendly as well!

Not just it’s very handy, very Instagram friendly but in my own little way (I hope) I can help reduce plastics scattering within the metro. As plastics ruin our ecosystem, all we have to do is help, and change. It doesn’t matter how little or how big you contribute, as long as you make a stand on what’s eco-friendly you and I can help change the game of the world: D

You can check Paraluman PH for more details on their Steel Straws! You can also match your drink with my very own Handmade Crochet! Don’t forget to share and LIKE! J
Tehee :)