Year end drama.

“There is no point in dwelling over something, when we have no control over it.”

Is it still the most wonderful time of the year?

Vienna, Austria

Military History Museum

Spent my weekend in Vienna and last November 25, my friends and I decided to visit the military museum. The Vienna Military Museum is located in the center of Arsenal, Vienna and it is the  leading museum which tells us all about the Austrian Armed Forces. 

Austrian National Library

I used to just see this place on Instagram and last February, when my friend Dindin from UK went to Vienna and dropped by this place, I knew I HAD to go and visit. So last September, I really made sure to go to Austria's biggest library.

Photo dump: Before Sunrise Film Locations

2:13 AM

February 24, 2018

Before Sunrise

My friend Iraine and I went to Vienna last week to follow Jesse and Celine's footsteps from the 1995 movie Before Sunrise, and here's a vlog that I made. Hope you enjoy watching! x


Wow. It was just weeks ago that I got hit by the nostalgic bug because I started to crazily reminisce last year's birth month spent at my beloved Iloilo. I honestly feel a bit sad that I couldn't go home this year but I guess life had other plans.

The Eagle's Nest

I have been wanting to go to this place ever since I step foot in Austria 4 years ago and I finally went on a day trip with my mom yesterday to Kehlsteinhaus or also known as Adolf Hitler's Tea House.

P.S. I did voice overs in this video because I realized I was talking so softly and you can barely hear my voice. Bear with me, someday, I'll get better. Hehehe

Summer in Hallstatt

No wonder Hallstatt is considered to be one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria because this village is indeed charming in every corner. This is located in Upper Austria, about 2 hours away from Salzburg. My friend Tricia and I were ready to commute going there last Sunday but we were lucky that we got invited if we wanted to hitch with someone who's also on her way there. In less than two hours of travel by car, we reached our destination.

Wistful Thinking

Film Diary I

Saw these stash of film photos I took last 2013 and decided to just share them here on the blog. I know they aren't the best but I really had a great time taking them. With film, I tend to get too excited when to take photos but I also remind myself to take it easy, breathe, and take the ones you don't want to forget. 

One last promise.

Almost 6 months after I broke my kneecap, I got operated again last Tuesday, July 17, for the removal of the metal wire on my knee. I am so relieved my bones healed and finally got the wires removed. It felt like a smooth process I didn't expect it to be that fast.

Send Nudes.

Today I thought of sharing with you my favorite go-to nude lipsticks. I'm not really a bold or dark lip color kind of girl because I think those would make me look intimidating and wearing them doesn't help "tame" how I look since my eyes tend to come out strong. So, I opt to wear nude ones. Whenever I decide to buy a lippie, I always choose nudes. So if any of you decides to give me anything make-up related, just send me nudes. 

It's okay, don't rush.

When I was 20, I thought I'd have my whole life figured out at 25. I thought I'd be married to the love of my life at 28. I thought I'd have my own family, and living the life at 30.

Life Lately: Knee (re)cap

So this is a photo of my post-op x-ray taken last week when I had my follow up check up.

Spring in full swing

Just sharing with you some photos and a few updates.

Spontaneous Fishing Trip

Do I ever learn?

It was raining and I was on my way to our classroom. The hallways were flooded but my wet feet don’t seem to mind. “I’m almost there” I muttered under my breath. I saw one familiar face, an old teacher who I can’t remember the name, sweeping the water out of the hallway but I didn’t mind her as I passed by. Not that I’m a snob but because I was too shy to say hello. “There it is,” I told myself as I came near the room. Whoops. I thought I was late for class but I guess I was wrong because there were only three people in the room.  Where's everyone else? It must be because of the weather that the others were not around yet. “Hello.” I greeted them as I went in. It was Lencie and D (I can’t mention her real name because we don’t talk to each other anymore) and one guy that I can't remember who. “Hi Yaniee! I already contacted our interviewee and she agreed to talk to us at 9 AM, on Friday.” D cheerfully said as I sat down. “Oh okay,” I answered back. So, we are doing this thing again. This thing where we get other people involved in one of our school projects and wait... Friday morning? That means we’re going out of class. Hmm, maybe I should go a little early so I can buy the group some Jollibee for snacks. Are burgers okay?... I thought as my eyes surveyed the room and my mind continued to wander elsewhere.

Looking back

It can be quite thought-provoking when you are left alone most of the time. And since I can't make future plans explicitly because it is uncertain when my knee will heal, all I'm left with is reminiscing and letting nostalgia consume me in ways that are making me feel both a little sad and happy.

This too shall pass.

It’s almost three months since I had my accident and on most days, where I'm alone at home, I sit and wonder what would I be doing if I didn’t have the accident? Where would I be? 

How To Really Know Someone : Vol III

So I got bored and answered 8 more.

A convertible car and Matcha powder

 It was nighttime, and there’s three of us riding a convertible car. I don’t know where we were headed. I just know we’re in for a ride. One friend of mine is driving, then there’s us, at the backseat. We were happily exchanging silly jokes about each other and singing along random songs playing on the radio. I was happy and scared at the same time. I just don’t exactly know why. But I didn’t seem to care because I was with you. Then out of nowhere, you offered me a Matcha powder. You asked me to take it and help myself. And you told me you’ll have some with me. I looked at you weirdly and you gave me the smile that you always give when you're up to something. But since I trust you, I grinned and took the powder to my mouth. You did the same.

Life lately: Watchlist

Imagine me making this blog post on Valentine's Day, with a glass of champagne on my bedside table, and simultaneously listening to a bunch of sappy love songs on Spotify. I don't even know why I decided to drink a glass of champagne today, but I just feel like I want to.  Coincidentally, today also marks the third week of me being temporarily disabled since the accident. And reality check? Fortunately, my sanity is still intact.

Worst day of my life

I always take pride in being healthy. Healthy in the sense that I rarely get sick, and when I do, it’s just the usual headache, coughs and colds. I’ve never been so sick enough to get hospitalized or operated. 

And then in the morning of January 24 — the thing I feared the most happened. 

A kiss.


It was one fine evening and they are sitting together on a rooftop while looking at the stars one night. She lit his cigarette and uttered the word which sounded more of a demand than a request.

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