MMS 172 Blog Number 0: Unofficial MMS 172 Blog Entry


If you have read my past entries and pages, you would know that I am currently studying BA Multimedia Studies at the UP Open University. It’s a long story, but in a nutshell, I’m making things work in the academe while being based abroad. It’s not easy – geographical and time difference is not to be taken lightly – but manageable if you will exert extra effort.

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RECIPE: Mozzarella + Pepperoni Breadroll


I’m really happy how this experiment turned out and I was lucky that I was able to document the process. My brother was suddenly looking for merienda, so I decided to check the pantry and fridge. I found some pre-sliced mozzarella sticks wrapped in pepperoni, just waiting to be wrapped with rice paper or bread. I wanted to use lumpia wrappers but we didn’t have some, so I settled for white bread.

Here’s everything I prepared to make these cheesy bites:

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MONTHLY FREEBIES: Random Brush Text – May 2015


stock photo from Death to the Stock Photo

Hi everyone! Here I have a simple freebie that you can use to decorate your photos! I have been into freehand brush calligraphy for a while. I nice idea came into my mind, so I created digital versions of my handwritten words. I am planning of doing this monthly, so do suggest of themes you want to see in the coming months (ex. Months, Days of the Week, Mark Twain quotes, Japanese words, French words, hello in different languages, etc.).

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5 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

While I believe that au naturel is the best, I think that makeup is more of a self-expression, an art and a hobby that must not be looked down upon. I admit, though, that during my younger years, I judged my peers who used beauty products. I had these schema planted in my brain that makeup equates to being maarte, high-maintenance, show-off and all of the narcissistic adjectives you could think of. Growing up, I realized that there is really nothing wrong about wanting to use beauty products. People have different ways of expressing themselves, and some just happen to channel it through makeup.

I certainly am not a beauty junkie, and would consider myself a late bloomer among my peers. My interest in makeup started after my 18th birthday when a few people gifted me with make-up products. Right of the bat, I knew I needed to invest in more. I was also introduced to skincare products. Before, my usual regimen included body soap and water. Nyek.

From there my collection and knowledge about makeup and beauty expanded. Fast forward to May 2015, I came up with a count down of five beauty products I can’t live without. Well let’s be honest, I can live without them. But if asked if I could cut down the products I use to five categories, these are my pick.

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