Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Back: 2013 in a Nutshell

Ah, a lovely year has passed. Inevitable resolutions and annual insights are already being listed in mental memos... but instead of bellowing and crying out the downs I have experienced in this wild & crazy rollercoaster ride, I concocted a list of random things that made my year beautiful. Step inside the DeLorean and take a peek on the pills that made me smile.

1. My 18th Birthday 

A lovely night. So glad that my family and friends shared the magic with me in this special milestone. I enjoyed sharing my talents to others, and seeing others perform, too. My fairytale fantasies came true (I know, I know. The Unicorns were a bit over-the-top, but hey, you don't see unicorns everyday).

2. Shakespeare's Sonnets

  One sonnet a day is enough to feed my soul. With varied themes like love, eternal beauty, or mortality, these nuggets keep me going everyday.

3. Bazaars

Bazaars. Bazaars everywhere. I broke my vow of 'I-won't-give-in-to-Christmas-commercialism' and I surprisingly enjoyed visiting the black---I mean, the red & green market. Yes, it made my year. Purchasing items way below the retail price is as rewarding as finding a lost earring-lock on a silver carpeted floor.

4. Lana Del Rey

She deserves the Artist of MY Year award. This bitch's got it bad. I'm obsessed with her music videos and melancholic-summer tunes.

5. Perspective

The year has been imperfectly perfect. Every single moment, good or bad, paved the way for a clearer perspective on life.

Can't wait for 2014!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bloggers United 6

After battling it out (Hunger Games style!) with the crowd at the sardined World Trade Center, I finally visited Bloggers United, a biannual event for and by bloggers. It's amazing how my fave bloggers interact with their readers--- the event is just so energetic and intimate. Bloggers with different eyes for style sold their clothes, accessories, shoes, and even phone cases.... and the best part is that it's very affordable for frugal gals like me!! Sure, the place may be oxygen-deprived (since it was part of the World Bazaar!!), but meeting people who will respect your style was totally worth it.

Third partying with the Enciso sisters lol

Coexisting with Camille Co!

With the pretty Patricia Prieto

Smilin' with Lissa Kahayon

'Til the next BU!


Photos by: Ryou Maehana

Thursday, December 5, 2013


 I have a special giveaway for you today --- you have a chance to win a $30 coupon from Dressale!!

There will be 2 winners. Here's what you need to do to enter:

            1. Register on Dressale:

  2. Like Dressale on Facebook: and follow their twitter @dressale

3. Leave a comment with your e-mail adress. 

*Giveaway will expire on December 27 and there will be 2 winners! is an online fashion clothing store providing a wide range of high quality customer-made wedding dresses, wedding party dresses, special occasion dresses, shoes and other women clothing.  You can find all kinds of the dresses you need. The price is very reasonable for every dress, and we have flash sale, discount everyday. For more details you can come to their website.

Keep It Casual

The Denim + white pants combo gives off that fresh and casual look. Denim goes with anything, from jeans to skirts to leggings. It doesn’t matter if you wear layers and layers of accessories or nothing at all… it’s still chic by itself. I jazzed up this outfit with this brown fedora and this brown animal print bag. Simplicity at its best. What do you think of this outfit? 

(c) Ryou 
What I’m wearing:
Denim Top from Forever21
White Pants from Landmark
Bag from Trunk Show