It was on December 21, my family and I decided to escape from the stressful and busy city life and explore the wonderful places in the Northern part of the country. At first, I was a little hesitant to go out of town for the holiday but I realized it was a golden opportunity (yes, I'm exaggerating) and it's not every year we get to celebrate Christmas with our Dad. 



We left Manila at around 3 AM. We decided to leave early since we'll be travelling by land and the road trip going to Ilocos Norte will take us more than 12 hours. I'm not surprised since my family and I are used to taking really long trips, the farthest we've traveled by land was in Sagada and it took us 13 hours of leisurely drive to get there! Anyway, our first stop was at the Bell Tower located at Bantay, Ilocos Sur. 



We were greeted by local veterans who shared with us a brief history of the church and the bell tower. The Bantay Church (also known as St. Augustine Parish) and the bell tower is one of the famous landmarks of the town and it's a MUST see. I was in awe just looking at the design of the tower and how well it was built. But you won't really appreciate the beauty until you go inside and witness the wonderful view of the town from that lofty vista. Such a great piece of the Philippine history!


What I'm wearing: cropped top (Bershka), denim short jumpsuit (Gap), boots (Landmark), shades (Sunnies by Charlie)


Can you believe it? I got this stylish boots for only Php 600.00. This is the only shoes in my collection that I can wear under the rain without worrying about breaking it. Versatility, durability and practicality at its finest!




I took this shot and I'm VERY PROUD of it. Hahaha! This photo reminds me so much of Hogwarts in Harry Potter, maybe because of the architectural design of the church or from the ambient lighting. Pardon my digression, but I really miss watching Harry Potter movies and being a kid... if only I can go back and enjoy every bit of it again.

 Just a thought; It's paradoxical that as a kid we can't wait to grow up, but then as an adult now how we wish we were kids again. Strange, isn't it? 






And here's Jiddu praying (?) inside the Bantay Church and imitating his "kaloka-like" Zaijan Jaranilla or Santino



To end our first day in the North, here's my shot of the sunset. Hope you like it!

Stay Sassy and Merry Christmas Everybody! 

"Watch out for my next post! Trip to the North: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos , Ilocos Norte"

Trip to the North: Bell Tower, Bantay, Ilocos Sur

25 December 2013


It was on December 21, my family and I decided to escape from the stressful and busy city life and explore the wonderful places in the Northern part of the country. At first, I was a little hesitant to go out of town for the holiday but I realized it was a golden opportunity (yes, I'm exaggerating) and it's not every year we get to celebrate Christmas with our Dad. 



We left Manila at around 3 AM. We decided to leave early since we'll be travelling by land and the road trip going to Ilocos Norte will take us more than 12 hours. I'm not surprised since my family and I are used to taking really long trips, the farthest we've traveled by land was in Sagada and it took us 13 hours of leisurely drive to get there! Anyway, our first stop was at the Bell Tower located at Bantay, Ilocos Sur. 



We were greeted by local veterans who shared with us a brief history of the church and the bell tower. The Bantay Church (also known as St. Augustine Parish) and the bell tower is one of the famous landmarks of the town and it's a MUST see. I was in awe just looking at the design of the tower and how well it was built. But you won't really appreciate the beauty until you go inside and witness the wonderful view of the town from that lofty vista. Such a great piece of the Philippine history!


What I'm wearing: cropped top (Bershka), denim short jumpsuit (Gap), boots (Landmark), shades (Sunnies by Charlie)


Can you believe it? I got this stylish boots for only Php 600.00. This is the only shoes in my collection that I can wear under the rain without worrying about breaking it. Versatility, durability and practicality at its finest!




I took this shot and I'm VERY PROUD of it. Hahaha! This photo reminds me so much of Hogwarts in Harry Potter, maybe because of the architectural design of the church or from the ambient lighting. Pardon my digression, but I really miss watching Harry Potter movies and being a kid... if only I can go back and enjoy every bit of it again.

 Just a thought; It's paradoxical that as a kid we can't wait to grow up, but then as an adult now how we wish we were kids again. Strange, isn't it? 






And here's Jiddu praying (?) inside the Bantay Church and imitating his "kaloka-like" Zaijan Jaranilla or Santino



To end our first day in the North, here's my shot of the sunset. Hope you like it!

Stay Sassy and Merry Christmas Everybody! 

"Watch out for my next post! Trip to the North: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos , Ilocos Norte"

I'm so happy! Hell week is finally over for me. All those sleepless nights and stress finally paid off - I thank God for getting me through this week. Now it's time to focus and get back to my normal routine. That includes: blogging and taking pictures again! Yay!


An anonymous asker asked me this morning; "why do people enjoy raining on my parade rather than be happy for me?" Here's what I can say, some people's lives are so screwed, when they see the opportunity to downsize your accomplishments it makes them feel better. One reason could be, people are jealous and envious when they see others who don't have to struggle living it up or being lavished with opportunities that they can't have. They do all the nasty things they could think of to make you feel miserable. The solution? just take pride that you are doing something they don't have the guts to do. Eventually they'll realize ruining your life won't make them any better. Agree? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!


Now onto my outfit for the day...


I'm inspired yet again to channel out my inner bohemian to school. A big thank you to my newest international sponsor - Mart of China for the loose top and tribal print leggings


Topped off this whole bohemian ensemble by wearing my all-time favorite boots!


What do you think? :)



I'm wearing: 

Top: Mart of China || Leggings: Mart of China || Bag: Dfab Shop || Boots: Franco 

Peace & Love,
Saskia

CREDITS TO MY QUEEN B:  Bea Maglaque

Peace & Love

13 December 2013


I'm so happy! Hell week is finally over for me. All those sleepless nights and stress finally paid off - I thank God for getting me through this week. Now it's time to focus and get back to my normal routine. That includes: blogging and taking pictures again! Yay!


An anonymous asker asked me this morning; "why do people enjoy raining on my parade rather than be happy for me?" Here's what I can say, some people's lives are so screwed, when they see the opportunity to downsize your accomplishments it makes them feel better. One reason could be, people are jealous and envious when they see others who don't have to struggle living it up or being lavished with opportunities that they can't have. They do all the nasty things they could think of to make you feel miserable. The solution? just take pride that you are doing something they don't have the guts to do. Eventually they'll realize ruining your life won't make them any better. Agree? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!


Now onto my outfit for the day...


I'm inspired yet again to channel out my inner bohemian to school. A big thank you to my newest international sponsor - Mart of China for the loose top and tribal print leggings


Topped off this whole bohemian ensemble by wearing my all-time favorite boots!


What do you think? :)



I'm wearing: 

Top: Mart of China || Leggings: Mart of China || Bag: Dfab Shop || Boots: Franco 

Peace & Love,
Saskia

CREDITS TO MY QUEEN B:  Bea Maglaque


Do you catch yourself in a situation where you feel really happy and optimistic? Then all of a sudden the next day, you feel extremely low and out-of place? Well, that happens. At first, I thought I have some kind of serious bipolar disorder but then I found out that almost all teenagers had felt the same thing at some point. For example, my situation, yesterday I felt so happy about how everything went. I had that I-am-on-top-of-the-world moment and I couldn't stop smiling. Then today, didn't go well as compared to yesterday. Just when I thought things were running smoothly, someone had to "intentionally" ruin it. That's when I concluded, it's not possible to be happy all the time. You can get to a point in your life where you're happy with the way things are (like career, family, friends), but to be happy all the time is not possible. I learned that sadness comes and it's okay to be wishy washy at this age. Now, onto my outfit for today...


Basically, my look is inspired by Emma Watson's shoot for Teen Vogue! I wanted to see if I could pull off a print-on-print outfit without looking like I'm trying too hard. I would normally say no to most pattern mixing but I liked how the two patterns really complement each other without clashing at all. Here's a tip: It's alright to mix patterns as long as they have a similar color, scale and patterns.



I topped off my #ootd by wearing this elegant necklace from SM Accessories and lovely shades from Sunnies by Charlie. What do you think? 


Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Landmark
Flats: Solemate
Bag: DFab Shop
Necklace: SM Accessories


Not now or will their ever be anyone who always keeps a smile on every minute of every hour of every day. It is quite impossible simply because people will go through difficult times. But then at some point, we all have to accept the harsh reality of life and move on from it. Smiling is the only way out... :)


Oh hi Cyd


Smile

5 December 2013



Do you catch yourself in a situation where you feel really happy and optimistic? Then all of a sudden the next day, you feel extremely low and out-of place? Well, that happens. At first, I thought I have some kind of serious bipolar disorder but then I found out that almost all teenagers had felt the same thing at some point. For example, my situation, yesterday I felt so happy about how everything went. I had that I-am-on-top-of-the-world moment and I couldn't stop smiling. Then today, didn't go well as compared to yesterday. Just when I thought things were running smoothly, someone had to "intentionally" ruin it. That's when I concluded, it's not possible to be happy all the time. You can get to a point in your life where you're happy with the way things are (like career, family, friends), but to be happy all the time is not possible. I learned that sadness comes and it's okay to be wishy washy at this age. Now, onto my outfit for today...


Basically, my look is inspired by Emma Watson's shoot for Teen Vogue! I wanted to see if I could pull off a print-on-print outfit without looking like I'm trying too hard. I would normally say no to most pattern mixing but I liked how the two patterns really complement each other without clashing at all. Here's a tip: It's alright to mix patterns as long as they have a similar color, scale and patterns.



I topped off my #ootd by wearing this elegant necklace from SM Accessories and lovely shades from Sunnies by Charlie. What do you think? 


Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Landmark
Flats: Solemate
Bag: DFab Shop
Necklace: SM Accessories


Not now or will their ever be anyone who always keeps a smile on every minute of every hour of every day. It is quite impossible simply because people will go through difficult times. But then at some point, we all have to accept the harsh reality of life and move on from it. Smiling is the only way out... :)


Oh hi Cyd





Whyyy hello everyone?! Long time, no write! Really glad to be back :) This past few months have been a torment. I never thought college would be this stressful. Imagine having only 3 hours of sleep everyday for 2 weeks? and it's not even my thesis year yet! 


So today is a bittersweet day. I arrived at school 10 minutes late, a drunk guy near the bus stop was trying to molest me (not literally but you know...) and I was busy stressing over our drama play in literature class. I'm an inch away from giving up, but I thought "what's the point?" I mean, God put me in this position for a reason. It was just up to me whether to deal with it or not. Fortunately, with a help of my close friend (Hey Ale!), I had all my work done in a snap. And you know what's even sweeter? My group got a 3.5 in the drama play, it's a huge achievement for us! Our professor even mentioned that out of all the classes she handled, we are best group so far. Not being boastful or anything but my group really blew me away. So so proud of them!


I just had to share this one - Wanted: A Chaperon Cast. 


Still pondering on what to wear this Friday at Circuit Makati? My outfit for today might help you! If you want more hippie outfit ideas you can search through my archives. I got A LOT in there --->


[Denim jacket: Gap, Top: Beshka, Belt: American Eagle Outfitters, Pants: Forever 21]


To know more about Roux 28, click here


 So, will you go to ... ? *puppy eyes*

Stay Sassy! ♥

Never Give Up

4 December 2013




Whyyy hello everyone?! Long time, no write! Really glad to be back :) This past few months have been a torment. I never thought college would be this stressful. Imagine having only 3 hours of sleep everyday for 2 weeks? and it's not even my thesis year yet! 


So today is a bittersweet day. I arrived at school 10 minutes late, a drunk guy near the bus stop was trying to molest me (not literally but you know...) and I was busy stressing over our drama play in literature class. I'm an inch away from giving up, but I thought "what's the point?" I mean, God put me in this position for a reason. It was just up to me whether to deal with it or not. Fortunately, with a help of my close friend (Hey Ale!), I had all my work done in a snap. And you know what's even sweeter? My group got a 3.5 in the drama play, it's a huge achievement for us! Our professor even mentioned that out of all the classes she handled, we are best group so far. Not being boastful or anything but my group really blew me away. So so proud of them!


I just had to share this one - Wanted: A Chaperon Cast. 


Still pondering on what to wear this Friday at Circuit Makati? My outfit for today might help you! If you want more hippie outfit ideas you can search through my archives. I got A LOT in there --->


[Denim jacket: Gap, Top: Beshka, Belt: American Eagle Outfitters, Pants: Forever 21]


To know more about Roux 28, click here


 So, will you go to ... ? *puppy eyes*

Stay Sassy! ♥


Craving for something new and exciting? Something fresh and something that has never been done all in one night? Drive with us on the fast lane as De La Salle University’s Business Management Society proudly present to you their 28th anniversary celebration, Roux 28, happening this December 6, 2013 at Circuit, Makati! Join us as the organization brings you a drive-in movie, food fest, and party all together in one night!

You will not only get to witness the ultimate social spectrum that it promises, but you will also get to extend a helping hand to others by joining this all-in-one event. The proceeds of this activity will be given to Jaime Hilario Integrated School (JHIS), Mano Amiga Academy Inc., and the victims of Yolanda.

Spend your Friday night while catching up with your barkada, squeezing in a date with your special someone, or trying to make up quality time with your family! Everyone is invited to join us as BMS Presents: Roux 28 – An ultimate social spectrum! A night you will never forget!Don’t forget to unleash the hipster in you by wearing your most hippie outfit as you take part in a night of FOOD, PARTY, and a DRIVE-IN MOVIE!

See you all on December 6 at Circuit Makati!

For more information, please like their Facebook page and follow their Twitter and Instagram accounts :)

"Roux 28 Inspired" outfit post in an hour! Wait for it!

Roux 28: An Ultimate Social Spectrum


Craving for something new and exciting? Something fresh and something that has never been done all in one night? Drive with us on the fast lane as De La Salle University’s Business Management Society proudly present to you their 28th anniversary celebration, Roux 28, happening this December 6, 2013 at Circuit, Makati! Join us as the organization brings you a drive-in movie, food fest, and party all together in one night!

You will not only get to witness the ultimate social spectrum that it promises, but you will also get to extend a helping hand to others by joining this all-in-one event. The proceeds of this activity will be given to Jaime Hilario Integrated School (JHIS), Mano Amiga Academy Inc., and the victims of Yolanda.

Spend your Friday night while catching up with your barkada, squeezing in a date with your special someone, or trying to make up quality time with your family! Everyone is invited to join us as BMS Presents: Roux 28 – An ultimate social spectrum! A night you will never forget!Don’t forget to unleash the hipster in you by wearing your most hippie outfit as you take part in a night of FOOD, PARTY, and a DRIVE-IN MOVIE!

See you all on December 6 at Circuit Makati!

For more information, please like their Facebook page and follow their Twitter and Instagram accounts :)

"Roux 28 Inspired" outfit post in an hour! Wait for it!

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