Photos: Slow Down to Speed Up

Been in HK for a little over a month, and it feels niiiiiiice.

Since Jan, I feel like I’ve been jumping too fast. I definitely moved at a slower pace the last few weeks (ironic too ‘coz I’m in one of the busiest cities ever.)

I kind of just had to stop and say, “Whats the rush?!” Calm down V. Take time for yourself. Appreciate moments where you get to spend time with your friends, and do things you like to do- like cook in your kitchen or read a book. Sometimes you just need time to chill out and not beat yourself up with guilt over it. I had to learn not to freak out or compare my pace just ‘coz everyone around me is moving faster, while I was slowing down. (After all, hard work isn’t a show. Social media comparisons are the worst!)

So next week I head to Manila again, and I know the minute I land, I will hit the ground running. So better to take the time to breathe and enjoy the present. As I try to find #inspo all around me, I keep my eyes open for what to snap photos of. Sometimes things catch my eye immediately, while sometimes I just have to look a lil’ differently to see something I find beautiful.

More Photos After The Jump…

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Photos: TOMS Shoe-Giving Trip in Benguet

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Here are some photos of the TOMS Shoe-giving trip I participated in last December. Looking through these pictures brought back the same emotions I felt during this trip- humbled and grateful to be a part of this journey. Thank you TOMS Philippines for this experience…

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Photos: In the Mountains….

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Last December, I went to Benguet to participate in a shoe-giving trip with TOMS Philippines. (Photos of the shoe-giving trip will be up in another post!)

My mom and I decided to take the bus from Makati to Baguio City where we would meet the TOMS team. The road trip takes around 4-5 hours depending on the traffic (ugh) but it was quite a sweet experience chilling with my mom on a bus for that long. We haven’t really had a bonding trip like that in a while, and while I would roll my eyes and be like, “This is taking forever!” She would just say “Enjoy the adventure!” #ilovemoms

Anyway, here I decided to post some pics I took on the way to Baguio City and a few snaps of what I saw when I was #feelingartsy…

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Photos: Tokio Adventures

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A few weeks ago I was in Tokio with one of my closest girl friends from Singapore. We decided to spend the Chinese New Year break over there to get some much needed rest, relaxation, and research.

Since we are both interested in the fields of fashion, art, and design, we knew that Tokyo would be a perfect spot to find new ideas. I really take inspiration from all the details from the different spaces; you can really feel how complete the vibe is by just looking at the pictures.

Here are some photos from the trip after the jump.

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Photos: Agenda Long Beach Recap

Recap of the Agenda Long Beach Show! Probably one of the best trips I’ve taken in my life… Sometimes you can only make sense of your path in reverse. In hindsight, there were so many things leading up to that week.

Here’s my story (heads up: I wrote a long story after the jump!)

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Photos: Love Is In The Air

Part deux of my Boracay photo album- because I wanted to put up a special post for my good friends who got married last month on that island of white-sand heaven. #rolandoandsabrina

Boracay is my favorite island in the world. There’s something about the vibe that makes you slow down and just enjoy the present. The sun… the water… the people… the 7 dollar massages on the beach… the fresh mango shakes… the sunsets… It’s always been my personal paradise when I was growing up in the Philippines. No wonder so many people declare their love on that island.

More of my photos after the Jump…

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Photos: Back to Boracay

Here is my incredibly delayed post about my trip to Boracay last month. But in reality, it feels like 5 months has passed since then because of everything I had to do.

Time has a funny was of speeding up & throwing a million changes in your face all at once. You just have to be ready to catch everything, or as much as you can handle. Jhene Aiko said it perfectly in my recent Listen post, “Life can get wild when… you’re caught in a whirlwind… lost in the world when… you’re chasing the win.” (I’ve been listening to this song a lot. It resonates somehow…)

But anyway, here are some of my photos from my Boracay trip.

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