The Single Girl's Guide to Fun This Summer
1 The single girl who doesn't like going out
Attend an analog memory-keeping workshop.
Do you like collecting all these memorabilia from trips to the mall, your travels abroad, and just about anything that you think deserves to be remembered? Are those ticket stubs, receipts, and more just collecting dust in a corner of your room? Here's a new way of scrapbooking (don't think that this activity is just for oldies!) and we promise it's not at all hard! Lucky for you, Life Documented Manila holds workshops regularly for beginners. Keep up with them on their website and on their social accounts (Facebook/Instagram) for deets on their May workshops!
Seriously, how cute are these memory-keeping materials?
Start watching a new TV series.
What better way to spend the day than wrapped up in your blanket burrito and marathon-ing your NEW favorite TV show? Here are a few suggestions on what series to pick up:
The Royals – A new drama about a British Royal family in modern day London. If you were obsessed and heartbroken with the end of Gossip Girl, then this is the perfect show to mend your wounds. Not to mention William Moseley plays the part of the charming prince!
Jane the Virgin – A new show about a young and pious woman and how she deals with life after being accidentally artificially inseminated. Not only is Jane the Virgin an incredibly amusing and humorous show, but also has characters we're sure everyone can relate to, in one way or another.
The Flash – After waking up nine months after being struck by lightning, what would you do? Well, for Barry Allen, it's all about saving the world and fighting crime while still trying to win the heart of his childhood best friend.
Stalker–A fresh new take on a crime and mystery shows, Maggie Q leads a team of detectives to track down stalkers in Los Angeles. If you are into shows like How to Get Away with Murder or CSI, then this new TV show will have you hooked!
2 The single girl who likes the outdoors
Go on a hike.
There's nothing quite as fulfilling as reaching the top of a mountain after a long and tiring hike. Why don't you try hiking Mt. Pico de Loro (Cavite) or Mt. Batulao (Batangas)?
Plan a road trip or a trip to somewhere in the country with your friends.
Try planning a trip with friends outside of the Metro, try to visit Cebu and go whale shark watching or go surfing in Siargao! In all honesty, it doesn't matter where you go. It could be a trip to Tagaytay or to wherever, as long as you’re with your best friends, it's never going to be a boring drive!
3 The single girl who loves art, music, and books
Why not listen and learn from your fellow wonder women and go to this Saturday's Woman Create? This includes various workshops from the most creative and most passionate women you will ever come across. P.S. Just between the two of us, Candy's EIC Marla Miniano is speaking at 2pm! Don't miss it.
Go to a music festival.
Why not celebrate the love for the good old days with Satchmi Vinyl Day this Saturday, April 11 at the Ampitheatre, BGC! Admission is free and you get to listen to everyone's favorite local acts along with some ice cream and cold beverages.
4 The single girl who likes to cook and bake
Try out new and unique recipes.
Admittedly, my guilty pleasure is going through recipes online and discovering some new baked concoctions to make. Here are a few of my favorites:
Create something of your own.
Have you been dreaming of a dish that hasn't been invented yet? Or you've always wanted to mix two of your favorite dishes together and come up with something great? Now's your chance! Try to experiment with different dishes and food and who knows, you might be the next chef Gordon Ramsay.
5 The single girl who wants to learn something new
Find the perfect workout for you.
One of my favorite things about summer is that I get to try out something new to keep me active. Why not give Bikram Yoga a try? Or if you’re into something more fast-paced, give Boxing or Muay Thai a shot! If you want to find something you can do in the comfort of your own home, don’t worry, Cassey Ho from Blogilates offers a variety of home-friendly workouts.
Apply for an internship.
Keep yourself busy and step up your resume with a new internship! Here are a few internship opportunities you could explore:
Cosmo.ph Interns – Send your cover letter, resume, and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Elevation Partners – They're hiring creative people who love food, work hard, and know all the lines to Mean Girls. Just kidding! But they really are hiring interns! Head over to their site www.elevationpartners.com.ph/intern to find out more!
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
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!