Hello. My name is Johna.
I'm twenty. I live in the Philippines. I like to document everything, with words, with photos, with basically anything really. I love to travel, take pictures. Somehow I would like to make the world a much better than how I came into it. I'm not too sure about how I'm going to do that, but I'll figure it along the way.
Hi guys! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my tumblr. Mainly because I haven’t been anywhere blog-worthy for the past weeks. Also, I got my first job! It’s just a temp job, but it’s a really big company and experience is everything.
Sunday favorites is a new segment on my blog, basically it’s three random things I like! It could be anything from beauty, health, or maybe a new cafe to try out. Sky’s the limit and here are my first three for this week:
1. Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Cream
This is my new new new favorite face product! You can use it both as a day cream and night cream, however it is a bit thick and fair (one shade only) so it can leave a white layer if you put too much, so I only use it as a night cream. It’s very inexpensive, I bought this from Watson’s for only around Php50 I believe. I put in on after I use my cleanser and toner, and when I wake up in the morning my skin looks radiant! It may not be for everybody but I do recommend you try it out for yourselves.
2. Maybelline Baby Lips: Mango Pie
I usually buy Nivea lip balms, but I wanted to try this out and I love it! I bought this for Php80 from Watsons. There are a lot of flavors, but I opted for this one because of it’s SPF 20. It’s works great!
3. La Belle Nail Polish
I know this is a well known nail polish brands but it works just as well! This is La Belle Nail Polish in the color: Touch of Beige for Php30. I always prefer these nail polishes because I chip my nail polish off when I’m bored, worried, or nervous (bad habit ek).
On November 3, my older brother’s birthday, we decided to take a road trip since my brother didn’t have plans for the day. My parents have been wanting to go here for a while now. They love old houses, big wooden furniture, antiques, and basically anything that screams history.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage resort located in Bagac, Bataan. From Pampanga it is roughly an hour and a half, while from Manila it is an estimated two hour drive. It can be hard to find, and the roads leading up to it are a bit of a squeeze but it is manageable!
One of Nueva Ecija’s pride and joy, Minalungao National Park! It is located at the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range, in sitio Minalungao in the town of Papaya (officially called Municipality of General Tinio).
Two things that I can check off of my 2014 bucket list! I have never been to Sagada and I’ve always wanted to see the place since everyone says its so beautiful. And I haven’t been to Baguio since circa 2001/2002, I wanted to see how much it’s changed.
Okay. Here it is, my travel-food-adventure-postanythingthatsinteresting blog that I’ve been wanting to start since forever but have never found the time. But now that school is finished I’ve decided to take a few months off before looking for work (I guess it’s kind of like a gap year crammed into two or three months). Anyway since I could remember writing has always been something I like to do, sometimes I write meaningless things but it always seems to make me feel better. Another one of passions is travelling. I like visiting new places, experiencing new things, exploring the infinite (hence, the title of my blog). Maybe I should’ve thought of a better blog title but it’s the first thing that came to mind. My bucket list of things to do and places to visit is never-ending so I thought it would be appropriate.
Slowly but surely I’ll be able to check places off my list and I’d like to share these adventures with all of you. Right now, I’d like to explore more around the Philippines, I’ve been living here for around 5 years now and I’ve seen a few places but I would definitely like to see more! Places like Cebu, Bohol, Baler, Palawan, Boracay, etc. I may just visit a little cafe in the town, or go on a outdoor adventure in the mountains, or maybe fly to another country. Whatever the adventure, whatever I’m doing, whoever I’m with, it will always be an unforgettable experience complete with everlasting memories.
I’ve been to a few places in the past year or two and although a lot of time has passed I’d still like to share them! So the next couple of posts will mainly be backlogs including my trips to Neuva Ecija, Tagaytay, Baguio, Sagada, Ilocos Norte/Sur, Las Casas, and maybe I might squeeze in my pictures from Rome and Singapore (from 2012). Yes it was a while back but Rome was so picturesque and beautiful, it would be a shame not to share those photos.