Clean is the new sexy!

Dory the Explorer

imageA lot of people nowadays can be too concerned with superficial beauty that they exhaust so much effort, time, and resources to attain society’s standard of being sexy – there’s the thigh gap that turned into thigh brows, having those perfectly shaped eyebrows, the Kylie Jenner pursed lips trend, and so much more. We tend to forget the most basic thing that truly makes one beautiful and sexy, and that is love for one’s self. If we have that self-love, confidence will immediately follow, whether you are curvy, muscular, petite, dark or fair skinned, curly or straight haired, have four eyes, etc. There are many ways of showing our love for one’s self that don’t have to go through extreme measures. There are little things we could do at least twice a week that can help let that inner sexiness shine.


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Personally, I really don’t like going to the gym and I…

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Something Borrowed

Make sure that your borrowed time is not wasted time! Hope everyone has a happy week ahead!

Dory the Explorer


With the hectic schedule that comes from being a Physical Therapy student, one would really learn how to appreciate and make the most out of every hour of every day – from the 30 minute power naps in the middle of the night to the twenty-minute episodes of Awkward you can squeeze in while eating your meal, you realize the truth in the cliché that time is gold. As an irregular student, I could still feel the stress and the pressure brought on by the numerous handouts I have to highlight and lectures I have to replay in my mind, even though some people may think I’ve got it easier. I, too, feel that 24 hours isn’t enough. I even use my free time just to sleep! Hahaha! Thank God my Regnum Christi family had their annual convention this weekend in Tagaytay and I was able to borrow some of my precious study time to…

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Summer 2015

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Its been only two weeks since the school year started and I’m already craving for (not just food but also) another trip!!! I’ve been thinking of going back to Baler for the next holiday, which is from October 30-November 3, but I can’t seem to get the dates in line with my other events. See, my friend invited me to a Halloween party she’s co-hosting called Assemblage, which will be on the 30th, but I also have to leave that same night with my travel buddies for Baler until November 2nd… but since I still have time to figure out the details of that vacation, how about we do a little #throwback of how I spent last summer?!



The first night was kind of a blur… just like this photo. My third year blockmates and I went to this chill drinking spot called Tides in E. Rodriguez ave. to celebrate our last…

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Happy 2015!!!

Wow. I have been gone for too long and I must say, I missed expressing myself in writing. It seems like as the end of every year approaches, I face a slight turbulence in my life that causes me to crash or to lightly put it, brings me to a bit of a pit stop. I know that these things should serve as lessons or challenges to overcome or whatnot, but it does help to set time for yourself to sulk or cry. Despite the low points, life then only shows that you have nowhere to go but up. Isn’t that what they always say? And I believe that to be true. That is why I’m starting my own campaign this year called “Something New”.

Year after year, people encourage us to start fresh or become a new you every year. Why not be a better you? And what better way to become just that than by trying out new experiences you never thought of doing or things that you keep on putting on a pause because of some other priority? The challenge is simple: at least once a month, experience one new good thing that you have never tried. May it be to travel alone, finally try peanut butter (I’m putting this on my list), model, sky dive, swim with dolphins, or any other outrageous thing you might wanna try but have been too scared of doing, make it all happen this year. If there’s one thing I learned from all the craziness that has happened to me, it’s that no one can build yourself back up but yourself… and prayer.

So I challenge all of you to try #somethingnew2015. I’ll be posting my new experiences too so I can also motivate people in being bold and not be afraid of embracing the unknown, because anything could happen.


Every .5 Counts

Remember in my previous post where I was ranting about how stressful third year was? Well, it finally caught up with me. Yesterday, I found out that I failed a subject by .5 points… that’s .5 worth of new block mates, a new year, and a new obstacle. I have never failed anything ever when it comes to academics so it was definitely something that hurt me a lot. I was even telling my best friend that this hurt more that any break-up I could ever have haha. I talked to my professor about it and he said that he would double-check my grades for me but I started to lose the one quality I took most pride in – strength. With my strength, I was able to be there for others and be the strong one when they were weak. With that same strength, I was able to pull out a rainbow when people were going through storms. Because of this point five madness, I’ve lost that strength and I wondered, who would be strong for me this time?

With all honesty (and I’m not trying to sound cheesy), no one can really help me this time but God. I turned to Him for prayer, asked for guidance, and I looked for that strength I used to have in me. I’ll be having my Spiritual Guidance soon, which I haven’t had in over 6 months now, so I’m really glad we’re having a long semestral break this year. My parents and other relatives have also been so supportive of me and were very encouraging (that made me cry so much more) so I guess I need to build myself back up again. Wow, I think I’ve said that line so many times in this past year already. Damn, I’m so unlucky. Haha. On a serious note though, I don’t blame anyone but myself for what happened. I pulled my other subjects higher, and most of them were much higher than what I expected, that I failed to pull this one subject up. I guess this is a blessing because the universe knows how burned out I already am haha.

To all my PT batchmates, bye! Lol. My reaction is so inappropriate but seriously though, make me proud! I wish I knew each one of you more and got to spend time with you. I heard that the second semester will be more intense but you just have to focus AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, TREAT EVERY SUBJECT EQUALLY. Always pray to God and thank Him for your blessings. If you feel tired as well, please power nap then power through. If you fail, don’t think of it as the end of the world. Trust me; I know. I’ll see you in your graduation! I’ll be the crazy and loud girl at the back screaming her head off because she’s so proud. I love you guys x

P.S. I have deactivated and will be on a hiatus on Facebook, Twitter, Viber and Snapchat. Will be back when I feel like it haha. I need to be the description of this girl again, and when I do, you’ll hear from me soon – “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important.” -Marilyn Monroe