Loving Your Body [Shot by Hub Pacheco]

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to post these or any sets of photos that I’ve recently done over the year but these photos are waaay overdue.

A good friend on mine, Hub Pacheco and I, decided to meet up in Manila while I was there for my Chicken, Pork, Adobo Christimas party. It was such a relief seeing a familiar face while I was there as I was definitely outside of my comfort zone. Speaking of comfort zones, this shoot was also one of them.

I’m not fond of intimate shoots purely for the reason that it leaves the onlookers with nothing else to look at but myself. When you’re shooting an outfit photo, there are so many things that come into play- I make you look at a beautiful photo with beautiful backdrops and clothes to match. In a shoot like this, it’s just me and I honestly don’t know how I feel about that.

It also doesn’t help that I have gained about 20 lbs since these photos were taken.

But through weight gain and a slow road to self acceptance, I have learned that weight is something you can gain and lose as you please- self love and confidence is something you gain overtime and it’s not something that should come and go like your BMI. So I have always chosen to love myself because I owe myself THAT much and ykw, I do!


Also, wine makes me sleepy.

Issa P.

[VLOG] Surviving Manila Traffic

Currently in Manila and on our way to ABS CBN’s multi- channel network Chicken, Pork, Adobo’s Christmas party. Yes, I am a kapamilya. *insert fireworks*

In lieu of this, we’ve been sent over here for a week to get to know one another, learn a few tips and tricks of the trade and of course, to have a really good December! So here’s to new adventures!

Enjoy this vlog of our first day here in Manila in all its glorious TRAFFIC.

I die,

Issa P.

Relaks, Puso Lang ‘Yan, Malayo Pa Sa Bituka

Hey everyone! Here’s a quick post before I cap off the year with my annual year ending post. 10 years blogging- YEEEY!

I hardly ever do product reviews but this organizer is just too cute to not feature on my blog!

This year, I’ve finally decided to let go of the slightly overrated Starbucks planner and go for something more interesting and functional, at the same time. I usually use two organizers every year because I like to separate my work life and my personal life (or maybe because I’m a loser like that, who knows) but I will only be featuring this beaut for obvious reasons.

The “Relaks, Puso Lang ‘Yan, Malayo sa Bituka” Planner 2015

(Don’t ask me what this translates to in English or Bisaya)


I was very lucky this year to be gifted this organizer by a good friend of ours. It’s witty, colorful, lightweight and entertaining all at the same time.

Seriously, I was going through this thing at the airport and I kept laughing, people thought I was gonna go crazy!

If you’re a hopeless romantic or if you just have a knack for quirky things then you will definitely enjoy this organizer.

Almost every page is filled with interesting lines and illustrations which are bound to keep you busy on days when you’re bored and you’ve got nothing on you but your trusty friend.












One of the things I really love about this organizer is how space efficient it is. I’ve never used an organizer as small as this before and I thought that I would have a hard time with it but so far, I haven’t had any problems at all!

For those who are wondering, each entry is lined so if you’re OC like me then you’ll appreciate this small but useful gesture.

** I hope someone makes left handed organizers next year. **

Find out more about The Relaks, Puso Lang ‘Yan, Malayo Sa Bituka 2015 organizer and how to order your own organizer on their

Facebook page


+63 906 465 2191


Price: P 480.00

P 520.00 in leading bookstores

Have a great rest of the year, everybody! :*



PHOTO DIARY: I Went To Manila For The Burgers!

Ok, totally kidding about the burger bit! But yes, they were a great part of my recent Manila trip!

I don’t get to travel a lot due to financial and time constraints but since it was my dearest uncle’s birthday, I decided to not let the opportunity pass me and I went to big, bad Manila on my own… for the very first time! #whimp

Here are some of the photos from my trip. I hope you enjoy!


8 Cut Burger. Awesome. Love it. 8/ 10


MIA: Bata. Buti nga. har.

Love you guys!

DSC_2968Just like my boyfriend


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The Proposal Garden @ Tagaytay. Don’t get any ideas.

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I dreamed of this place.

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Family – some

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Don’t get the salad.

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Mostly what my weekend consisted of: Eating, sleeping and lots of drinking

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Reminded me of my sitter 😐

This post is making me soo hungry!