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The Recipe for an Awesome Crafty Weekend

by macy
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired |

Spent the weekend down South for some art, good food, and quality time with the family. If you’re looking to have an awesome crafty time this weekend, you must swing by Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang tomorrow to check out The Block Party!


The weather was perfect for an afternoon outdoors.


There were a lot of yummy food stalls to sample all day long. I loved the Porchetta Sandwich from Il Ponticello and this scoop Maltesers ice cream from Caramilk. But there are so many other tasty treats you can try especially if you’re planning to spend your whole Sunday here.


If you’re into crafting, you’ll be sure to bump into some of your art idols there! Here I am with Mansy Abesamis of Hey Kessy and Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY. There are also some demos and workshops you can join—just ask when you register at the entrance!


Every spot was super Instagrammable and I couldn’t stop taking photos, really.


Looks great, right? The best part about the Type Kita exhibit is that you can take these home! Just inquire at the registration if you want to purchase any of these works of art. I’m eying that Jamie Catt one with the two-cans (hehe), but I need to save up for it!


See? Even my niece had a blast today!

The Block Party is till tomorrow from 10am – 8pm at Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang Village. Entrance is P50 and enters you in the raffle. Check their Instagram page @blockparty_ph for schedule of workshops within the day!

Okay, if we’re being ~super~ specific, I’ve only really been ~obsessed~ since we did the first One Direction Fan Magazine in 2012. I completely crossed over to Directioner level after that and there was absolutely no looking back. Just 2 years ago, here I was hoping and crossing my fingers (toes and eyes, and everything else I could cross) that Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn would somehow float on over to our islands. Last year, I lined up 12.5 hours to get my ticket. YES, half a day to secure a chance to see these 5 boys live. Some people think I’m crazy, too old to be doing fangirl things (such as lining up for tickets), but who cares? Only equally obsessed fangirls (not necessarily just Directioners) will understand. And in four days, I still can’t believe I’ll be seeing them onstage singing songs I’ve only so far heard through my headphones. How’s that for cray?

I’veput off thinking about Saturday, because I’m worried I won’t be able to concentrate on work (haha). So I’ve been distracting myself with lettering setlists (sorry, I know it’s supposed to be “Kiss You.” I KNOW. Sorryyy.).

And putting together playlists on Spotify.

Who am I kidding. I’m not going to be able to function till Saturday. See ya there?


What’s in your 1D survival kit?

How To Have Fun With Your Girl Friends

by macy
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Posted in Shopping Diaries, Travel |

 1  Watch for piso fares so you can book a cheap flight to wherever you want.

We booked our flights way back in August, which gave us enough time to save up for our pocket money, too!

2 Think of a unique hashtag (search it before you post it so you know you’re the only ones using it) to use throughout the trip.

Ours was #hongkongsadulongmundo, LOL.

3 Load up on good food and tons of laughter.

4 Buy friendship shoes—or anything that will remind you of your trip.

5 Take tons of photos and videos so you can look back and remember just how much fun you had.

I had an awesome Valentine’s weekend with my high school girls. We binged on dim sum, fresh milk and hot tea, plus chanced upon a Julia Roberts movie marathon on V-night. We totes stayed in and kept our toes warm while getting kilig on the couch. Remember, love is all around you. You just need to stop looking in the wrong places!


My Life* Without Facebook

by macy
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Posted in Candy, Let's Talk, What's Up |

* Okay, maybe just 2 weeks if we’re being specific.

Some of my friends tease me that I find out about everything almost exactly as they happen. This is mostly because I’m connected almost 24/7 with Facebook being a constant open tab on my browser. So imagine my surprise when my account got disabled 2 weeks ago.

I didn’t even realize it had happened until Dyan asked me if I unfriended her (“What?! No. Why would I unfriend you?”). Then I saw that I had been logged out of my account and when I tried logging back in, there was a prompt that said my account had been disabled. I sent in an appeal to get my account back, but haven’t really heard from Facebook since then.

The first few days, it was Facebook FOMO like no other. My friends would be talking about a link they shared on their Wall and my mind would draw a complete blank. Then, they’d realize… oh yeah, you didn’t see it. Even I had a moment of sadness when I realized I couldn’t share our Zayn birthday article on my friend’s Wall (LOL, I tweeted it to her instead).

And then I forgot about trying to log into my account. I finally finished my Gilmore Girls rewatch. Got to catch up on all the movies I missed watching. Hung out with friends IRL. Watched my dad get kilig while watching Forevermore. Granted I did these things (maybe not as often) even with Facebook before, but maybe I didn’t pay as much attention.

sleep laptop

Can you remember the time when you didn’t automatically open up your Facebook feed to see “what’s up?” Do you ever tell yourself, okay, just 10 minutes and then I’m studying for real. Only, you end up totally forgetting to do your homework because you just had to go through your friend’s 78 photo albums?

I’m actually warming up to the idea of not getting my Facebook account back. If there’s anything important anybody wants or needs to tell me, they can just call or text or email or Viber, etc. And there are just so many other ways to keep in touch! The only thing I kind of miss is sharing stuff (like funny articles or OMG news like WHAT ZAYN SHAVED HIS HEAD—haha) with friends, and having them share the same with me. But you know what? We’ve been doing that even before Facebook. I’ll find a way.



Who knows, maybe when I press publish, my account will magically work again. But until then, I still exist and no, I didn’t unfriend you!


My Brother Is Getting Married!

by macy
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Posted in Candy, What's Up |

My brother was my very first friend ever. Not like I had a choice (neither did he), but we were stuck with each other until my second brother came into this world. That meant doing absolutely everything together!

Growing up, I had an instant ally and an enemy. A protector and a heckler. A cheerleader and a critic. We weren’t the best of friends all the time, but whatever squabble we had was always soon forgotten and we’d be back to being buddies.

Today, he’s getting married and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll be crying for sure—tears of joy!—and I’ll be laughing. True to the kind of relationship we have. And in the end, we’ll have a good laugh and make silly faces just like in the photo. (:

Baby Macy and Baby Mong
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