Bantay Bell Tower, Ilocos Sur
I recently finished the book “How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits” and it’s one humorous book divided into 5 chapters: Get The Basics, Own Your Bad Habits, Cultivate Your Allure, Dare to Love and Parisian Tips. It basically has everything we non-Parisian girls who dreams of living in Paris has to know about how girls there talk, dress, eat or do basically anything. It gives you the tiniest details. I first saw this book on instagram and literally ran to Fully Booked to get myself a copy and finished it in less than 24 hours. The wannabe Parisian girl in me loved it.
The first article of the book was entitled Aphorisms, a part where the 4 authors gave little phrases we need to, “be read out loud every night before going to bed. Even when inebriated.” Well, the blogger in me wanted to write my own version. 22 for my 22 years here on earth. Happy 22nd birthday to me! :)
The person you should love more than anyone or anything else in the world is yourself.
Less is always more when it comes to accessorising and putting make up.
Know your strengths and flaunt it. Master them and use it to hide your flaws.
Never try looking perfect… you’ll end up looking like Frankenstein.
Always try something new to feed your soul and your mind. Stupid and inexperienced girls are boring.
Loyalty is rare nowadays and be one of those rare girls. Never cheat on anyone except on your diets.
Find a lipstick shade that you feel the most confident and beautiful in… the confidence you will get from that shade of lipstick will radiate from within.
Never try too hard by wearing all trends in one outfit. You won’t look up to date or trendy – just trying hard.
Never be afraid of being with just yourself, when you find yourself boring then how do you think the people around you feel?
Never underestimate the power of sunblock and perfume.
Remember this: Wearing designer doesn’t mean you’re classy.
It’s okay to make mistakes because they make you smarter.
Always remember that you only have 7 seconds to make a first impression.
Invest in a good pair of fitting jeans, they will last you years.
Always save some of your money for the rainy days. Rainy days will come one way or the other.
Tell yourself this when you hear someone say something bad about you: What Suzy says of Sally says more about Suzy than of Sally.
Age is just a number. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too young to do something. Unless it’s something that will kill you. like literally.
Don’t air out your problems to too much people. I’m sure they don’t really care.
Opposities attract. Too alike’s too boring. This applies to relationships and even to the stuff you wear.
Travel is the best investment you can make for yourself while you’re young and single.
Find a person to look up to.. someone who you want to be.
Prayer and love are the two things you should never have enough of.
Dress and Necklace from H&M, Shoes from Stradivarius