Pop District Bazaar Anniversary

Pop District Bazaar is a 2- day event that will highlight different fashion, lifestyle and food brands all in one place. It promotes local and startup businesses that you can find mostly in the online community. Through this event, we strive to help educate local entrepreneurs what it means to produce excellent products.

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For this event, Pop District Bazaar is going for a bohemian, gypsy like theme which will be filled with lots of interesting mini events such as talks from our favorite bloggers, clay art making, poetry sessions and a lot more!

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Tickets are available at P 100.00 which is good for 2 days! 

Photos grabbed from the Pop District Bazaar official Facebook page. Follow them for more updates!

See all of you there,

Issa P.

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Flowers

I keep having emotional lapses where I’m happy and then I am overcome with a great sadness that eventually reverts back to happiness. Is that weird? I have always been known to be weird… and slightly emotionally unstable. Haaay, Issa… you shit.

But it’s mostly when I’m driving with the windows down or whenever the sunlight hits my face or when I’m just sitting in silence by myself.

I am happy because I have made it this far, I am happy because I lived another day, I lived to tell the story.

The sun always makes me feel alive and I am grateful to be able to feel it piercing my skin. The wind doesn’t blow the way it used to- now I blow with it instead of against it and I finally feel like I am blowing in the right direction.

I hear the birds chirp now, the dogs bark, babies crying and it makes me feel alive.

But at the same time, it makes me extremely sad because there are still parts of me that are dead.

I grieve over the months (or perhaps years) I have spent dying and being dead. I cry over the parts of me that forgot to stay alive because I fear that I may never be able to bring those parts of me back to life.

I cry because I have died a million deaths and in each death, I recognize my killer.

But I know that the sun will keep shining and we all need the sun to make us grow… but I won’t blossom into the same plant. Hopefully, I will be more beautiful than the weed I turned out to be.

The Pace of the City Life in Cebu Taken with Huawei P9

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There aren’t a lot of things I used to consider when buying a phone- I used to be one of those as long as I can text, call and play Candy Crush then I’m good types, if I’m being completely honest with all of you.

However with blogging and vlogging making a significant impact in my life, I find my mobile phone needs changing and I consider things like battery life, screen display, responsiveness, memory and camera quality to be great considerations.

I was recently gifted with a Huawei P9 which brags of being the first phone to have the world’s best camera lens by Leica in it. Everyone who’s up to date in mobile phones has been intrigued by this bad boy and luckily, I was one of the firsts to get my hands on one! So in honor of exploring new things, I will also be sharing with you all my very.first.tech.review.

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AESTHETICS
By the looks of it, the Huawei P9 is definitely a luxury phone. It’s slim design and different color variations of haze gold, quartz grey and ceramic white scream of sophistication.
Its fingerprint sensor, which is strategically placed at the back of the phone, activates automatically without the need to touch any buttons to prompt is definitely one of my favorite features of this device.

It is slim and fits perfectly in the palm of my hand, making it easy to use it with one hand. On a personal note, I’ve always been used to bigger screens but I have found comfort and ease with the Huawei P9’s 5.5 inch display which has brought me to the realization that it’s not always just about the screen size but also resolution and responsiveness.

RESPONSIVENESS

In the two weeks that I have had my Huawei P9, I have not encountered any problems whatsoever when it comes to its responsiveness. I usually keep a series of applications on at the same time such a Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Whatsapp, VSCO and of course, Pokemon Go and it works perfectly fine despite having all these applications running at the same time. However, I must note that I do not keep them all running at the same time for very long and I do make it a point to clear my running applications after a while.
When it comes to screen responsiveness, I do not have any complaints as well. It moves and glides as soon as my fingers touch its screen and I have never encountered lags, glitches or forced shut downs.

MEMORY
If there’s one thing about this phone which I find to be a bit of a con, it’s having to choose between a second sim card and a memory card. It’s either one or the other with the Huawei P9 but since it does come with 64 GB and 4 GB RAM, I guess it’s still enough. However, I would have liked having the option anyways.

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CAMERA
I know this is the part that most of you wonderful readers of mine have come for so I am going to try and be as detailed as I possibly can for this category- if not for you, at least it’s to give the Huawei P9’s Leica camera the justice it deserves!
Let’s be honest, the reason why this phone is catching so much attention is because it is the first phone in the industry to incorporate the Leica optics which has been dubbed as the best camera available. So to have this technology on a mobile phone is every photography-loving persons dream come true.

The first thing that caught my attention about the Leica camera are its dual 12 MP lens and its dual- LED (dual tone) flash. I’ve done my research and each lens is responsible for capturing monochrome and colored images which are merged in order to take extremely amazing photos!

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Front camera

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HD Settings
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Auto camera settings

DAYTIME PHOTOS

I am in awe at how great the camera quality of the Huawei P9 is. Its settings are extremely easy to manipulate should you wish to explore its manual settings but if you’d like to play it safe and stick to the automatic mode, you can still expect seamless and vibrant photos.

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Light painting settings
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Indoor night settings (no flash)
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Outdoor night settings (no flash)
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Indoor selfie mode

NIGHT PHOTOS

Not quite a fan of taking photos during low light but I do appreciate the dual tone flash that comes with the Huawei P9’s Leica camera. Obviously, back camera over front camera any day but still expect to take decent photos either way.

Also, I prefer not to use flash.

OVERALL
In total, I am definitely happy with the Huawei P9 and all its features whether it’s the camera, responsiveness, battery life, audio and other features that make this phone as great as it is.
Does it heat up? Yes, if you push it to but never with normal use.

Is it durable? Yes, I’ve dropped it once already (by accident) and it still remains scratch free, undented and still as pretty as ever. Plus, it even comes with its own case and screen protector inside the box which I thought was a very thoughtful gesture.

So if you’re thinking about getting this phone, you should definitely jump the gun. Aside from the memory card/ sim card dilemma, I truly really am grateful to have been given the opportunity to experience this device!

Find out more about the Huawei P9 on their official website and follow them on their social media accounts for more updates!

So… how’d I do?

Issa P.

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D [ANGER] BDA

I am not mad at you and I never will be

Because let’s face it, we were great together

If anything, I am mad at myself

Because I let you walk all over me

And when we weren’t great, we were terrible

And I always let you get the best of me.

 

 

I can never be mad at you

Because for the most part, I am mad at myself

I am so mad at the things I never said,

For things I never got &

For asking for the kind of love you could never give me.

 

I will never be mad at you

Even when I am screaming and telling you to get away from me

Even if you are not with me

Because I will always be mad at myself

For asking for too much, for loving someone who could not love me

For driving myself here

 

But fuck it,

Maybe I am mad at you

Because you fucking broke me.

 

I can’t even finish this.

Depression [ABDA]

I am no longer sad so consider this a late post because I am no longer capable of crying over the things that I can no longer change.

I cannot take the years back,

I cannot make someone love me and I will never ask them to,

I cannot change my mistakes,

I cannot unlove you

and I guess that’s OK.

 

But let it be known to all that I am OK. Not in total parts but in the parts that matter. Now I can wake up, get myself out of bed, not look miserable, talk to people and mean it when I say “I’m going to be ok.”

The worst parts are over now.

 

Extreme Aeropark Indoor Trampoline Park @ Parkmall, Cebu

Cebu has one more reason to jump for joy because the Extreme Aeropark Indoor Trampoline Park is now open in Cebu. Located at the 2nd floor of Parkmall, you can now enjoy countless hours of fun doing activities such as laser tag, wall climbing, dodge ball and a lot more!

Here are a few shots and a very short vlog entry I made for all my lovely readers:

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Ninja Arena

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Foam pit/ Wall climbing area

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Trampolines/ Dodge ball

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Extreme slam

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Bubble Soccer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8vpqUVInos

Fly high,

Issa P.

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Warning

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Do not fall in love with people like me.

I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments,

and kiss you in every beautiful place,

so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.

 

I will love you too much and love you too hard,

So that you will never find someone quite like me.

So that you will always compare the next person to me.

So that even when I’m gone, you will still be thinking about me.

 

I will turn every mundane task into an adventure

so you cannot go through them without my ghost in the background

I will change your life so much 

so that when you finally remember me, it will be your most painful, haunting memory

 

I will love you and not tell you what to do 

Because loving me should be easy

and it is in  your forgetting that I will remember

to never love someone else more than I love myself.

 

Do not fall in love with people like me,

Because I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible

And when I leave,

you will finally understand,

why storms are named after people.

 

** i added the italicized parts. I have always loved this bit and I felt like I had to make it my own