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One thing I appreciate about Facebook is that it constantly reminds you of the memories of what you’ve shared, felt, and experienced on the same day of the previous years. What I’ve noticed is that I’ve been artistically inspired last year and I always have an artwork to share almost every single day. Wow. Anyare? So…

Masungi Georeserve 2017

After two weeks of keeping myself away from my laptop (blame Mobile Legends for that HUEHUE), I’m finally back to finish this long overdue blog post about our recent adventure at one of the most instagrammable spots in the country: the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal. The Masungi Georeserve is a conservation area and a rustic rock…

Tini Travels: Pinto Art Museum 2017

“Pwede na kayong magtayo ng exhibit sa dami ng drawing na lakad ng barkada mo” — as this famous saying goes, I really thought Kars and I’s trip to Pinto Art Museum (PAM) would never push through. But as art enthusiasts and self-proclaimed painters (mwahaha), we were really eager to fit this trip to our busy schedules. It took…

Tini x Cafe Rizal

The best way to reward ourselves for surviving the energy-draining travel is, of course, the yummy cuisine from Pinto Art Museum‘s very own Cafe Rizal. Cafe Rizal’s interior equally matches its cozy facade… Being a total foodie, Kars and I decided to order the cafe’s best-sellers. For the pizza, kuya recommended the Vigan Pizza while the Mediterranean Pasta for their best-selling…

Sandbox 2017

Last 7 January, which happened to be my birthday hihi, we were given the opportunity to witness one of our ex-officemate’s happiest moments in his life: his union with his ladylove (ayiiee~~ best wishes guyth!) in Pampanga. We left Elbi at 4 AM and arrived in Pampanga around 8:30 AM. The trip was really fast that even…

Tini vs 2017: a challenge towards the future

Random thought: ang hirap mag-isip ng title ha! Whew~ It’s been three years since I last had my “new year, new me” goals. While some of my yearly goals were kept hanging, it won’t hurt if I still create a list just to stay on track. So for the record, here’s my bucketlist, not just for 2017,…

PBGB Goes Retro

I have always been an avid fan of vintage and retro style. That’s why I was excited when it was announced that PBGB (Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division)’s Christmas Party will go retro even if our sub-unit already had the same theme 2 years ago. And true enough, retro-themed parties never go out of style. We…

toodles x Sambokojin

After months of planning, Doodles and I were finally able to push through with our Sambokojin adventure. We originally scheduled our visit last November 30, a holiday, but we had to move our toodle date to December 6 due to some circumstances. Since the malls in the Metro opens at 11 AM, we decided to leave eLBi…

eLBi Diaries: Cornelia’s Bar & Restaurant

Hell month‘s officially over and one of the best ways to celebrate is good food + great music. Last night, my food trip buddies and I went to Cornelia’s Bar & Restaurant. Ate Mitzi has been longing for some good music while dining for a long time, so we finally decided to see what this place…

Am I Having a Mid-life Crisis?

Was there ever a moment in your life when you felt overwhelmed by how fast time flies? I’m turning 26 in a few weeks and honestly, I don’t know what to feel. I’m the type of person who usually just go with the flow and didn’t care much on where the waves of life would take…

The Mangaka Who?

Hi! Honestly speaking, I still can’t think of a topic that would best fit my first post on My Trending Stories. While thinking of possible topics, let me give you an idea first of who I am and what you can expect on my future posts. I started blogging in 2011 using Tumblr and eventually…

eLBi Diaries: Faustina’s

I consider November as my official hell month. With lots of deadlines and bulk of customer requests in the lab, I would normally prefer to just stay at home and relax after work. What’s good about 11-11 is that aside from the 2016 AFSTRI Cultural Night at IRRI, my officemates and I were able to…