Living with less


1. Identify the essential.

2. Eliminate the rest.

Two important things that you have to keep in mind if you want to live with less, or if you want to pursue minimalism. 

For months, I’ve been fancying minimalist style and designs because it was all over my Pinterest feed. Everything was simple, clean looking and sleek. I thought minimalism was only a style. I never knew that it was actually a lifestyle. From then on, I got really invested in reading blogs, watching videos and following groups who are practicing minimalism.

If you are new with minimalism, I guess today’s the perfect time to learn about it.


What is minimalism?

“Minimalism is a way of eschewing the non-essential in order to focus on what’s truly important, what gives our lives meaning, what gives us joy and value.  Continue reading Living with less


Portrait Sessions Vol. III | family & stories

Hello friends!

It’s been a while. I kind of forgot how to make introductions and how to keep all of you entertained while reading my blog and scanning the photos I’m gunna be showing you. Since I’m having extreme writer’s block, thought it would be nice to go straight into it. Haha


Well, hello family. 😉

It was November 25, 2017, my Daddy’s 63rd birthday, and we went to Antipolo to visit the church of Our Lady of Good Voyage . But unfortunately, there were no available mass when we got there so we just prayed the rosary instead. Since it was almost lunch time, they just bought a bucket of chicken, took it out and ate it with our baon (we brought rice and spaghetti that we cooked at home). We enjoyed the meal at the back of our van.

[ We’re THAT kind of family. We like to bring baon Continue reading Portrait Sessions Vol. III | family & stories

We can help!

Ciao! It’s Chams. 🙂 For today’s blog post, I just wanted to share with you all something that I learned today (real quick!). I came across a video online, promoting this web search engine called Ecosia. 

So basically, Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees using its ad revenue. The system is really easy. You just have to search the web using Ecosia, then all of the ad searches will generate income for Ecosia and they will use all the money to plant trees! Amazing, isn’t it? 😉 Continue reading We can help!

Self-care is necessary

Ciao! It’s Chams. 🙂

I know there are days when you feel exhausted, lonely and sometimes, getting up in the morning is like the hardest thing to do. Don’t worry, you are not alone. I’ve been there too, and though it was not as easy to get away with that phase, I know that you can do it! 🙂 As for me, I practiced self care to help get myself together and be a brand new person. It was really helpful, because you know, the only person that can take the best care of yourself is YOU! So, here are some self-care ideas that you can try! Continue reading Self-care is necessary

Gogh-ing where?

Ciao! It’s Chams. Welcome back to my blog!

If you’re an art junkie like me, you probably know Vincent van Gogh. He’s a post-impressionist painter from the late 1800s. His works are far different than the other painters from his era, mainly because of his play with colors and the life behind his creations. 

“The Starry Night” – Van Gogh, 1889 // this is a moving version of The Starry Night, to show the life behind this creation.

Vincent lived an unhappy life. He was broke most of the time, he didn’t have a decent job, he jumped from one city to another, his love life was a mess, he had mental illness, he was treated by his neighbors as a freak, no one was interested in his paintings (during his lifetime), and no one appreciated him as an artist (again, during his lifetime). The only thing that was good about his life, was his relationship with his brother Theo. They were really close, and he got Vincent’s back since day 1. Continue reading Gogh-ing where?

Dream Space

Ciao! It’s Chams. Welcome back to my blog!

Lately, I was a bit busy and wasn’t able to be on track with my blog post schedule, but I’m back since I have plenty of time off from my job (Yes! I have a job again! Yay!). On the side note, I really missed writing here and I wanted to make a bit of a personal blog post too and I thought it was cute to share my dream space. 🙂

At the moment, I’ve been really into decorating and organizing my room. I usually spend hours and hours of my time watching videos of people having their room tour and looking at Ikea catalogs online so I could get ideas as well. Very occasionally, I get to see (and buy) cheap decors at department stores and try to incorporate them in my room. However, I can’t do much of the designing since I share room with my sister and I have to consider her likes too. Continue reading Dream Space

Portrait Sessions Vol. II | My sister

It was a chill afternoon, Ate Tin and I decided to have a little shoot session around our house. This was taken at our garage. I really love our textured walls and how it gives earthy color to the photo.

This is Christine. She is my sister.

There is a lot to say about her. But, let me tell you a story about courage and faith, and how these two words best describe her.


We were aiming for a weird, rather odd photo shoot.

“It’s been over a month since I gave birth last June 13, 2017, 5:43AM via Normal Spontaneous Delivery, my due was June 19, we have been waiting for that day when we’ll be able to meet our little girl. Even if I have been too scared to think about giving birth.

I started to feel mild cramps at 10pm, June 12, I was thinking maybe those are just Braxton Hicks contractions or false labor since I have read all about them but at 1AM the contractions became noticeable and intervals are getting closer. My husband, Gelo gave our OB a heads up and told us to rush to the hospital as soon as I feel that the contractions are getting painful and at close intervals. 3AM, I told Gelo to help me get a warm bath before we head to the hospital which is less than 10 mins away from home. While he was bathing me, I noticed the mucus plug and excitedly told him that I know I am about to give birth that day. When we arrived at the hospital I was rushed at the Operating Room and all I can feel was excitement and anticipation despite the pain. The resident OB checked and told me I was fully dilated. The nurses checked for Prism’s heart tone but they’re having a hard time to locate it.” Continue reading Portrait Sessions Vol. II | My sister