Summer On A Budget
The possibilities are endless even when you're on a budget as long as you get creative! Here are different avenues to maximize your money.
- Night Food Trip
Can't deal with the late night cravings? Metro Manila is a great place to be for the foodie on a budget. With Mercato Centrale down south in Bonifacio Global City and Mezza Norte up north in Trinoma, a delicious meal is within your reach no matter where you are. For the health conscious, there's even an organic offering over at Centris Walk, Quezon Avenue at its Food Bowl Night Market every Friday and Saturday where the country's best organic products are showcased.
Every girl deserves to be pampered and few things do the trick like a good manicure. For starters, Bliss Nail and Day Spa offers basic manicure and pedicure at P90 and P100, respectively. Their French manicure is still on our budget as it can be done at P150!
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Your P150 can literally go a long way. Release the urban explorer in you and see the sites of the city on foot. Travel by jeep, train, trike, pedicab, or by walking and experience Manila in a whole new way. Whether you make your adventure in the comfort of a campus like UP or in the walled city of Intramuros, always remember though to take care and also to grab some isaw along the way!
- Catch an Indie Flick
Summer may be the season for Hollywood blockbusters, but a good indie movie never goes out of style. Over at the Cinema is Incomplete mini-cinematheque, you can catch and support indie movies from the Philippines and all around Southeast Asia. And the best part is admission is free! Visit their website for the schedule of screenings at cinemaisincomplete.tumblr.com
- Bargain Shopping
Test your persuasion skills and see how much your money, and your mouth, can get you in a tiangge challenge. Haggle your way through local bazaars in Greenhills and Tiendesitas and you may just find yourself the perfect purchase. With everything from clothes to handicrafts, accessories and novelty items, there's sure to be something for you if you can talk your way to it.
How would you spend your P150 to have a summer that's fun and productive? Spill and share your ideas with other Candy Girls!
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There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!