The Candy Girl's Guide to Backpacking
Keep in mind to store heavier items in the middle of your bag to even out the weight across your back.
A microfiber towel, ziplocks and duct tape are just some on this list; click it to find out more and the reasons why they're a must.
Pack a whole outfit in one roll! Think of how much space you can actually save.
A simple 5-ml eye dropper can double as toothpaste storage with a convenient easy to squeeze nozzle don't you think? You don’t need to keep buying travel sized toothpaste, instead just keep refilling.
Handy to know when you know you'll have a hard time connecting to Wi-Fi in the area you'll be traveling to. But this is a pre-travel prep, you can download the map of your destination and mark places like your hotel on the map.
Create your own to-go snack bar that's packed with the ingredients you need to keep your energy levels up.
Important traveling tips customized for us ladies, which include staying in all female dorms or hostels and keeping accessories like a sarong when traveling in Asia.
Consider packing rain gear on your hike especially with the unpredictable weather.
If you suffer back pain after a hike or would like to have a good stretch, try doing some yoga poses from this pin. But beginners be cautious, you need not do everything to prevent any injury.
A nifty trick when you don't have a watch on you or your phone is on low batt. You can tell how much sun light you'll have in a day based on the position of the sun and the width of your fingers.
Keep your feet snug and prevent mosquito bites by wearing panty hose underneath. It also doubles as insulation on cold trails.
Slipping shoes is also another cause for getting blisters; follow this shoe tie to create a fit loop around your shoes.
A bandana is a multipurpose essential item, be sure to pack one in your bag.
There are a lot of expensive and roomy backpacks in the market, you may think the roomier the better, but keep in mind that you'll most probably be carrying your bag the whole trip, read more essential tips from this pin.
Hiking or trekking can take a toll on your body, it's very important to train beforehand to make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable, some tips from this pin.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????