LOVEBITES AND BRUISES.
October 19, 2013 / 544 ♥
camiejuan:

I’m happy to announce that I’ve got another giveaway for you cute little kittens this month! I originally was going to throw a giveaway sponsored solely by Wild Spirit but then 2 other shops have taken interest in a giveaway for you guys as well!
What you can win:
5 tops (2 are from Forever 21)
A customized beanie of your choice from Fashion Paranoia
2-3 illustration prints of your choice from Laura Kay of Diary Sketches
I was really pleased when Laura emailed me about doing a giveaway for you guys. You all know how much I appreciate good art, and her illustrations are unique and quirky. You can win ANY print of your choice from her Etsy shop. The 3 examples above happen to be a few of my many favorites! 
This giveaway will run for one month — From October 17 - November 17 and is open locally (Philippines) and internationally!
4 winners will be chosen! The more points you earn from Rafflecopter, the higher chances of winning ;)
Good luck, kittens! <3
a Rafflecopter giveaway

camiejuan:

I’m happy to announce that I’ve got another giveaway for you cute little kittens this month! I originally was going to throw a giveaway sponsored solely by Wild Spirit but then 2 other shops have taken interest in a giveaway for you guys as well!

What you can win:

  1. 5 tops (2 are from Forever 21)
  2. A customized beanie of your choice from Fashion Paranoia
  3. 2-3 illustration prints of your choice from Laura Kay of Diary Sketches

I was really pleased when Laura emailed me about doing a giveaway for you guys. You all know how much I appreciate good art, and her illustrations are unique and quirky. You can win ANY print of your choice from her Etsy shop. The 3 examples above happen to be a few of my many favorites! 

This giveaway will run for one month — From October 17 - November 17 and is open locally (Philippines) and internationally!

4 winners will be chosen! The more points you earn from Rafflecopter, the higher chances of winning ;)

Good luck, kittens! <3

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Reblogged from: camiejuan · Source: camiejuan
September 24, 2013 / 54 ♥
To you,
I&#8217;m sorry for giving up. For everything&#8230; For the things that I didn&#8217;t do, and for the things that I took for granted. But everything happens for a reason. Maybe someday&#8230; Someday, we&#8217;ll meet again. I&#8217;m sorry because I wasn&#8217;t strong enough. I&#8217;m sorry because I didn&#8217;t even try. I deserve being left alone after all, because I did everything just to ignore you. But then, everything suddenly backfired.
The problem with me was&#8230; I was never there and I was such a horrible friend. I turned away from the world and I turned away from you. All these years of building our friendship crashed down, I knew that I&#8217;m at fault.  But thank you. Thank you for everything. Thank you for all the memories.
You deserve someone better&#8230; No, you deserve the best, and only the best.
Maybe someday, we&#8217;ll probably bumped into each other&#8230; And I am secretly hoping that we&#8217;ll talk to each other again.

To you,

I’m sorry for giving up. For everything… For the things that I didn’t do, and for the things that I took for granted. But everything happens for a reason. Maybe someday… Someday, we’ll meet again. I’m sorry because I wasn’t strong enough. I’m sorry because I didn’t even try. I deserve being left alone after all, because I did everything just to ignore you. But then, everything suddenly backfired.

The problem with me was… I was never there and I was such a horrible friend. I turned away from the world and I turned away from you. All these years of building our friendship crashed down, I knew that I’m at fault.  But thank you. Thank you for everything. Thank you for all the memories.

You deserve someone better… No, you deserve the best, and only the best.

Maybe someday, we’ll probably bumped into each other… And I am secretly hoping that we’ll talk to each other again.

Tagged with: blog ·
September 03, 2013 / 26 ♥

"To leave after all, is not the same as being left."

The time will always come when a person you cherish the most will have to leave.. Maybe for the better, or maybe for the worse. But alas, I can never deny that there is nothing worse than the feeling of being left alone. I have never thought that this day would come.
Today, I went home crying. For the umpteenth time. I felt like everyone is starting to leave me one by one. I lost my precious best friend a few years ago, who never contacted me ever again after she left.. And now the only people that I hold on to are slowly going their own ways. My strength &amp; hope that kept me from fighting, are leaving. The thought of it scares me; I am so scared. Sooner, or later, I will have to go on my own way as well. I wonder if they have ever felt the same way about how I feel right now. 
4 more years to go. I can do this. I know I can.. But I don&#8217;t know until when.

"To leave after all, is not the same as being left."

The time will always come when a person you cherish the most will have to leave.. Maybe for the better, or maybe for the worse. But alas, I can never deny that there is nothing worse than the feeling of being left alone. I have never thought that this day would come.

Today, I went home crying. For the umpteenth time. I felt like everyone is starting to leave me one by one. I lost my precious best friend a few years ago, who never contacted me ever again after she left.. And now the only people that I hold on to are slowly going their own ways. My strength & hope that kept me from fighting, are leaving. The thought of it scares me; I am so scared. Sooner, or later, I will have to go on my own way as well. I wonder if they have ever felt the same way about how I feel right now. 

4 more years to go. I can do this. I know I can.. But I don’t know until when.

Tagged with: blog ·
September 02, 2013 / 23 ♥
I have never been this busy throughout my student life. I used to have a lot of free time during my high school days, but now.. Sundays are my &#8216;study-project-homework&#8217; days because I have a whole day schedule during Saturdays. And it sucks. So bad. 
For the first time in 4 months, I woke up late this morning. What a horrible way to start the day. And what made it even worse is that we are suppose to take our midterm examinations on our first subject! I woke up at around 6 AM and my first subject starts at 7:30..School is an hour away from home. Imagine the horror.
Traffic, traffic, and more traffic. I was extra crankier because I was not able to eat breakfast, too. Breakfast is the most important meal, people. I am a morning person because I anticipate breakfast all the time.
Unfair professors are the worst kind. This one professor keeps on giving us weird grades (Weird = Random) and whenever students complain about it, she would always tell us stories about her 16 years of teaching. Un-freaking-believable. 
Unnecessary projects &amp; presentations that have no relevancy in the future whatsoever.
By the way I opened an ask.fm account which you can visit here and ask some questions! (Since I&#8217;m too lazy to read messages here in my tumblr account. Lol.)
I miss my old friends. My old teachers. My old school. Everything. Going to college is still a pain. I never really realized how important it was to have an adviser. I guess I really just have to grow up now.
Good karma and bad karma. It&#8217;s your choice how you want your karma is going to be like.

I have never been this busy throughout my student life. I used to have a lot of free time during my high school days, but now.. Sundays are my ‘study-project-homework’ days because I have a whole day schedule during Saturdays. And it sucks. So bad. 

  • For the first time in 4 months, I woke up late this morning. What a horrible way to start the day. And what made it even worse is that we are suppose to take our midterm examinations on our first subject! I woke up at around 6 AM and my first subject starts at 7:30..School is an hour away from home. Imagine the horror.
  • Traffic, traffic, and more traffic. I was extra crankier because I was not able to eat breakfast, too. Breakfast is the most important meal, people. I am a morning person because I anticipate breakfast all the time.
  • Unfair professors are the worst kind. This one professor keeps on giving us weird grades (Weird = Random) and whenever students complain about it, she would always tell us stories about her 16 years of teaching. Un-freaking-believable. 
  • Unnecessary projects & presentations that have no relevancy in the future whatsoever.
  • By the way I opened an ask.fm account which you can visit here and ask some questions! (Since I’m too lazy to read messages here in my tumblr account. Lol.)
  • I miss my old friends. My old teachers. My old school. Everything. Going to college is still a pain. I never really realized how important it was to have an adviser. I guess I really just have to grow up now.
  • Good karma and bad karma. It’s your choice how you want your karma is going to be like.
Tagged with: blog · lifelately ·
August 24, 2013 / 21 ♥

Forever Wishlist: Mid-2013 edition.

 Charlotte Russe: Sueded Side Bow Mary Jane Pumps. This would go perfectly with any kind of look; casual, smart casual, dressed up or dressed down, and for school, obviously. The side bow added a nice touch to it; not too fancy nor too plain.
Forever 21: Round Frame Readers. I love wearing glasses with thick frames. I feel like an old lady whenever I wear ones with thin frames, and I figured that this kind of glasses compliments my face shape (And size) perfectly.
Urban Decay: Naked 2 Palette. Apparently, everyone’s been raving about the Naked 2 Palette. I have seen tons of YouTube make-up gurus that reviewed this and are still reviewing. The color pay-off, according to bloggers and other gurus, are amazing despite being pricey. (So pricey, it’s definitely going to burn a hole in your poor wallet.)
Neolia: Moisture Replenishing Olive Oil: Shampoo/Conditioner.These duo is simply perfect. Not only these are not tested on animals, but these are also 100% organic with a deep hydrating formula; just exactly what my dry, ugly, and damaged hair needs. 
TRESemme: Salon Finish Extra Control Mousse. I have a friend who uses this all the time and it’s probably the best mousse that I have ever used. It is, indeed, light, but my hair stayed in place throughout the day at first try!
VS Sassoon: Total Style Hair Straightener. Simple &amp; sleek. Don’t you just love using straighteners that are light but sturdy?
Forever Wishlist: Mid-2013 edition.
  1.  Charlotte Russe: Sueded Side Bow Mary Jane Pumps. This would go perfectly with any kind of look; casual, smart casual, dressed up or dressed down, and for school, obviously. The side bow added a nice touch to it; not too fancy nor too plain.
  2. Forever 21: Round Frame ReadersI love wearing glasses with thick frames. I feel like an old lady whenever I wear ones with thin frames, and I figured that this kind of glasses compliments my face shape (And size) perfectly.
  3. Urban Decay: Naked 2 PaletteApparently, everyone’s been raving about the Naked 2 Palette. I have seen tons of YouTube make-up gurus that reviewed this and are still reviewing. The color pay-off, according to bloggers and other gurus, are amazing despite being pricey. (So pricey, it’s definitely going to burn a hole in your poor wallet.)
  4. Neolia: Moisture Replenishing Olive Oil: Shampoo/Conditioner.These duo is simply perfect. Not only these are not tested on animals, but these are also 100% organic with a deep hydrating formula; just exactly what my dry, ugly, and damaged hair needs. 
  5. TRESemme: Salon Finish Extra Control MousseI have a friend who uses this all the time and it’s probably the best mousse that I have ever used. It is, indeed, light, but my hair stayed in place throughout the day at first try!
  6. VS Sassoon: Total Style Hair Straightener. Simple & sleek. Don’t you just love using straighteners that are light but sturdy?
Tagged with: blog · wishlist ·
August 17, 2013 / 23 ♥

“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

Remember when I said I’m going to be much more creative in posting now? I lied.

Tagged with: photography · pph · japan ·

Ask me questions here!

August 16, 2013

Basically I am just jumping into the bandwagon of people using ask.fm right now. Ask any questions, because we’re all bored anyway. :-)

August 12, 2013 / 20 ♥

I think now is the right time to apologize for my lack of creativity for my posts. I am always brainstorming how I would present or propose my photos without looking too boring, and I would often experiment with Photoshop, but I will always end up posting like this. I am not using the ‘less is more’ excuse, but I promise to try my best on how to blog properly now. 

Just a couple of shots in Tokyo, Japan.

Tagged with: photography · pph · japan · nature ·
August 10, 2013 / 26 ♥
These are probably one of my favorite set of photos that I have ever done. In photography, you have to take risks, but you have to know your limitations as well. You should know where you excel. And I know that this is were I am good at. I love the nature, still life, and everything that has no motion whatsoever, because in that way, I can focus on what I am doing properly. My &#8216;model&#8217; doesn&#8217;t have to move, turn or give me a good angle because I would be the one doing that job.
If ever I am going to have a career that has something to do with photography, I can definitely see myself as a nature photographer for magazines. I figured that I can never take proper photos with people as my models. I have little to no patience when I can&#8217;t take the perfect angle and whatnots.
The flowers and I can stare at each other all day and I can take thousands of pictures of them however I like it.
I figured that the photos look terrible on the dashboard. Looks better in my profile, I swear.

These are probably one of my favorite set of photos that I have ever done. In photography, you have to take risks, but you have to know your limitations as well. You should know where you excel. And I know that this is were I am good at. I love the nature, still life, and everything that has no motion whatsoever, because in that way, I can focus on what I am doing properly. My ‘model’ doesn’t have to move, turn or give me a good angle because I would be the one doing that job.

If ever I am going to have a career that has something to do with photography, I can definitely see myself as a nature photographer for magazines. I figured that I can never take proper photos with people as my models. I have little to no patience when I can’t take the perfect angle and whatnots.

The flowers and I can stare at each other all day and I can take thousands of pictures of them however I like it.

I figured that the photos look terrible on the dashboard. Looks better in my profile, I swear.

Tagged with: photography · nature · flower · pink · pph ·
August 09, 2013 / 21 ♥

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Not too long ago, somebody accused me of blogging only when I’m depressed or when I have nothing left to lose. These past few days, I couldn’t help but feel guilty about that, because I slowly realized that what she said was indeed, true. I felt bad because I know that I shouldn’t be blogging just because I am using this as a getaway from the real world. And now that I am feeling homesick, alone, paranoid, and depressed, I am resorting into blogging once again. I have been yearning to go back to Japan and blog about everything like there’s no tomorrow. Yesterday I opened my camera and saw hundreds of photos are waiting to be edited and posted, and so that’s exactly what I did. 

I miss the warm yet breezy wind.

I miss walking for hours without having the need to brace myself. 

I miss feeling safe and secured alone in the park even if it’s already 6 in the evening. 

I lived and studied here in the Philippines throughout my life, and I only go to Japan occasionally for 2 months a year, yet I feel like a part of me wants to stay there for the rest of my life. And I feel homesick. Depressed. Once again.

I guess I really am worse than a stinking fish, Mr. Rizal. 

Tagged with: japan · photography ·
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