november 2017 playlist

Nov 30, 2017

hills // kim petras x baby e
boa me // fuse odg x ed sheeran x mugeez
up in this // blackbear x tinashe
perfect duet // ed sheeran x beyonce
him & i // g-eazy x halsey
anxiety // blackbear x frnd
new // daya
wild // hedley
feels great // cheat codes x fetty wap x cvbz
fuqboi // hey violet
waste my time // cappa
matches // chelsea lankes
romantics // tove lo x daye jack
new fears // lights
tequilawine // olivia o'brien
echame la culpa // luis fonsi x demi lovato
havana (remix) // camila cabello x daddy yankee
first love // lost kings x sabrina carpenter
a different way // dj snake x lauv
bad moon // hollywood undead
loner // theory of a deadman
empire // escape the fate

♥ it's hard to believe the year is almost over already!
what were some of your favorite songs this year? ♥

15 Reminders from All the Reminders You Need to Get You Through Anything in Life

Nov 13, 2017

All the Reminders You Need to Get You Through Anything in Life by Thought Catalog
Essays, Poetry, Self-Help
June 23, 2016 from Thought Catalog Books

'All The Reminders You Need To Get You Through Anything In Life' is a collection of daily reminders you need to hear when you’re going through a hard time. These reminders cover all aspects of life: graduating, growing up, feeling lost, loving too much, struggling to find love, struggling to move on, trying to let go or going through a quarter life crisis. We all need uplifting reminders to keep us going and make us feel like we’re not alone. This book is more of a manual on how to navigate the hurdles of life and overcome them.

1.) “Every time you experience rejection, do one thing for yourself that pushes you forward.” (pg. 3)

2.) “Feeling lost is just a gentle reminder that you are trying to improve yourself everyday.” (pg. 6)

3.) “You are so much more than the worst mistakes you’ve ever made.” (pg. 31)

4.) “Apologize when you need to, not only to other people, but also to yourself.” (pg. 46)

5.) “Every emotion is valid, so don’t be afraid to express how you really feel about anything.” (pg. 51)

6.) “You’re worthy of greatness, even if you don’t see it yet.” (pg. 55)

7.) “You are allowed to not be ok” and “Your anxiety or depression is nothing to be ashamed of.” (pg. 55)

8.) “If there is a negative person in your life that makes you feel horrible, cut them out of your life and watch it get better.” (pg. 58)

9.) Allowing yourself to cry and to feel is allowing yourself to heal.” (pg. 58)

10.) “It’s better to be alone than with someone who doesn’t appreciate you or someone who makes you believe that loving you is hard.” (pg. 60)

11.) “Make time for the people who genuinely love and support you. Make sure they know it’s reciprocated.” (pg. 66)

12.) “If things feel too hard, ask for help. You’re not expected to do life all on your own. That’s the purpose of society—we’re all in this together.” (pg. 66)

13.) “Growth happens in pain.” (pg. 69)

14.) “If you have recently experienced what seems like a domino chain of failings, know that that doesn’t make you a failure. It means you are slowly weeding out things that don’t work, and won’t work for you.” (pg. 70)

15.) “There’s other love out there, other than romantic love, that can make you feel just as full.” (pg. 76)

5 additional reminders:

1.) “You don’t always have to be right, and people will respect you when you own up to your mistakes.” (pg. 1)

2.) “Count your blessings, not your calories.” (pg. 55)

3.) “Asking for help does not make you weak.” (pg. 56)

4.) “If you have a roof over your head, that’s already one thing to be grateful about.” (pg. 58)

5.) “Remember that you’re a human being. That means you’re going to make mistakes. That doesn’t make you a monster. That means you’re, well, human.” (pg. 65)

{Story Diary} All's Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria

Nov 6, 2017

It's a battle of Blogger vs. Photographer -- See how the Filipino blogger and photographer fare on their trip in Macau.

all's fair in blog and war chrissie peria #romanceclass filipino repAll's Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria
Contemporary Romance, Travel, Filipino Fiction, #ownvoices
June 24, 2013

Five Cuevas @fivetravels
Three guesses to where I'm going next. Starts with an M. Ends with a U. Has a lechon named after it. #travel

Twenty-something travel blogger Five thinks she has hit the jackpot when she gets invited to glittering Macau for an all-expense-paid bloggers tour. Think majestic old churches, sparkling casinos, exhilarating bungee jumps, and the world's most unforgettable egg tarts. The trip is practically perfect, except for one little glitch. She gets assigned to be travel buddies with Jesse, the world's most infuriating photo blogger, and it's definitely war at first sight.

Will Five let Jesse turn her dream vacation into a total nightmare? Or will falling in love be on the itinerary?

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"We are currently in Taipa, an island to the north of the Macau Peninsula. . . .For the next few days, you'll be making your home along Ponte 16. It used to be the first fisherman's port and is known for its iconic clock tower."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 424)

City of Dreams

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Ruins of St. Paul

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"The church facade behind me is all that's left of the church of Mater Dei. It was built in 1602 but it was destroyed by a fire in 1835. Most of the church and the college beside it was made of wood, so other than the facade, most of the foundations, and the church's front steps, everything burned. . . .The ruins of St. Paul is an icon of Macau. . ."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 616)


Macau Tower

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"Macau Tower is an internally acclaimed convention and entertainment center that offers the highest and most dramatic views of Macau."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 652)

Lord Stow's Cafe

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Clube Militar de Macau

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Read about the history of Macau's most historic buildings here.

Senado Square

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"(T)his part of town turned sleepy as the stores closed before 9pm. Instead of the glittery bright lights from the hotels, the only illumination came from yellow-tinged incandescent street lamps. All around us were shuttered storefronts. . ."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 1024)

Margaret's Cafe e Nata

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"Margaret's Cafe e Nata was a small bakery coupled with outdoor seating nestled along one of Macau's side streets."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 831)


Five, our MC, sets 5 goals to do while on the trip to Macau.

  1. Explore Senado Square and surrounding streets at night

  2. Share a meal with the locals

  3. Taste every stall's offering along the road to St. Paul's

  4. See St. Paul's Ruins at night

  5. Bungee jump off the Macau Tower

-- What would be on YOUR list if you visited Macau? --

Pasalubong = souvenir
Manong = older male relative
Manang = older female relative
Chedeng = car (specifically Mercedes-Benz)

It was a bit disappointing, that for this story taking place in Macau, that there wasn't much or at all Macanese or Portuguese (languages mainly spoken in Macau) spoken besides Bienvenido a Macau, which is said to mean: "Welcome to Macau."



There's so much glorious food in this book, take a look at a few of them below.

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Hungry yet?


"Blog events create the strangest bedfellows."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 208)

"I'm really really sorry. I know I should've made reservations," Jesse explained. "Sorry for dragging you all the way here. I'm such a dumbass," he laughed dryly.
"Hey, don't beat yourself over it. It's an honest mistake. We're Filipino, we're not the reservation making kind."

--Chrissie Peria, All's Fair in Blog and War (Loc 978-983)

Hahahaha where is the lie!? We also are the late-to-everything kind. XD


Chrissie Peria is the author of All’s Fair in Blog and War, a contemporary romance novella set in Macau, featuring a pair of feuding travel bloggers. While it is her first foray in writing a novella, she isn’t a stranger to writing, having been an advertising copywriter in her past life.

When not writing, Chrissie looks after Miffy, her boss and overlord; and Miffy’s minion, Cooper, a miniature red poodle. She also enjoys reading, taking photos, cooking, and playing with dolls.


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