how to make a cute valentine’s day card // DIY

Hello, lovelies! How are you all doing? The weather’s been fabulous this February ๐ŸŒผ it’s getting warmer and warmer and i can’t wait for summer! โ˜€๏ธ

But let’s not talk about the weather condition or summer season right now because tomorrow, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ’ž TBH, I’ve never really been excited about vday before – but now that I’ve developed this really beautiful relationship with myself, I can’t wait to spoil mahself with lots of sweets and self care ๐Ÿ’—

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Self love is so important because you can’t give what you don’t have; you must learn how to love yourself first before you can learn how to love someone else.

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Valentine’s Day is not only for romantic partners. It is also the day when we celebrate our love for all the people we care about the most. Friends and family is what I care about the most – they are everything to me. And nothing’s more special than making them smile by giving them a simple valentine’s gift that came from the bottom of your heart.

And what I meant is telling them how thankful you are for them personally or by writing it in a card. Making a little effort won’t hurt.

Today I’m sharing with you my Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Card to give you design ideas for tomorrow’s occassion!

Let’s get started ๐Ÿ’ž

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THINGS YOU’LL NEED

  • Colored Paper/ Construction Paper
  • Printed Paper with designs
  • Strings
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pens

This DIY will only take 10-15 minutes to make!

PROCEDURE

Cut out the colored paper in your desired size and fold it in half (mine was 7×3.5 inches so it makes a square when you fold it). Cut out a small heart shape from your printed paper and glue it on the front of your card.

Before proceeding to the next step, make sure you have written your message to your loved one inside your card.

Cut the strings with your desired length (mine was 25.5 inches) and tie it around your card, just like tying a ribbon around a present.

In case you don’t know how to do it:

Start by placing the center of the string vertically on the front part of the card and tie it at the back part. Turn the card around and it should like the second photo.

Lastly, tie it on the front again with a knot like shown in the photo above. And voila!

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I really loved how it turned out so I made another two with different colors

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I told you it was going to be easy peasy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like making crafts that are super easy to make but at the same time, really cute. I hope you liked this DIY – tell me if you did!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO YOU โค

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7 favourite things tag

Hi, lovelies! โค

Happy February! I hope you’re all having a nice and productive day ๐Ÿ’› Today I’m doing a tag where I’m going to share my ‘seven favorite things’. I was nominated by my one and only sissy – Kimmy from Free Perspectives! (Yeah, I only wanted it to rhyme XD) All I can say about her and her blog is that if you’re not following her, you NEED to! So go check it out and thank me later.

rules

Link back to and thank the person that tagged you.

Link back to and thank the blogger who began the tag. (Thank you, Beth for creating this reaaally cute tag!)

List and picture at least seven of your favourite things.

Tag at least seven people

List the seven rules (I don’t know why but there are only 5 rules ?)

my 7 favourite things

1 // ukulele

I just learned how to play ukelele late in 2018 and I recently started learning more songs to play with this instrument. Btw say ‘hi’ to Hugh! He’s holding the ukelele ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hold up, I forgot to tie his ribbon around his neck. Dang it.

2 // lip balm

Since it’s really cold (like REALLY), lip balm is an essential to avoid having dry, chapped lips this season! Love these two lip balms, I like using them interchangeably depending on my sass level ๐Ÿ˜† kidding. they’re both super light orange and i like em.

3 // cute socks

OH I LOVE THIS. My brother went to Korea and I asked him to buy something for me and this is what he got for me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ There were like 3 pairs with different designs but my 9-year-old cousin wanted it so, hey, I can’t say no to her. Anyway, I love how kawaii this is and i love wearing it!

4 // billie eilish

how many times do i have to explain how much i love this girl so much??? seeing her journey as an artist and watching her grow throughout her experience is so inspiring. AND i’ll always love her. she’ll always & forever be my fave โค

5 // journal

say hello to my li’l old blue journal i stole from mom’s closet. i like brainstorm journaling where i just brain dump and everything. Got that idea from my fave YouTuber Hannah Kathleen who never fails to inspire me like, ever. this is also where i write songs and poetry. AND NO, this is not a bullet journal – once i finally get to buy sharpies (like i’ll never forget), i’ll start bujoing ๐Ÿ™‚

6 // soothing gel

This was from my brother too who has more skin care essentials than i do ๐Ÿ™„ i was having a really bad skin care routine last year and i had pimples which i HATED and this was like a magic soothing gel. My face doesn’t get super dry anymore and I don’t get pimples anymore! Thanks, aloe!

7 // coffee

imagine waking up, making yourself coffee, randomly taking a selfie to send to your family group chat. This was only intended to be shown to my brother & sister but my poor mind forgot to take an aesthetic (lol) photo of my afternoon coffee earlier. And no, I am not getting up to make coffee again. I have so much coffee in my body already like my sweat smells like coffee. Jk ๐Ÿ˜‚ bc i don’t sweat because it’s cold! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Nominees: Ana, Bayance, Thony, Sapphire, Raquel, Grace, and YOU who’s reading this. Feel free to do this tag if you want to! Just leave a pingback to I can read your post ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think that’s a wrap! Hope you like my ~aesthetic~ photos because I really tried to make it look nice ๐Ÿ˜‚

And aaah guys, we’re going to take this exam called the Basic Education Exit Assessment on Feb 14 (V day. Ikr?!) so wish me luck? AND I might take my college entrance exam the day after tomorrow IF there will be no events and I wish there won’t be cause I am so tired of waitinggg ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I really want to get it over with so I can have more space in my head for other things I have to worry about.

Alrighty then, see you in my next post!

Do we have the same favorite things? What are your current faves? Do you like Billie Eilish? Have you listened to ‘bury a friend’? Thoughts on my “aesthetic” photos XD? Do you wanna do this tag? Tell me!

Ryry Diaries: January 2019 // Happy 300+ followers!

Hello, lovelies!

I was really excited to write my first monthly wrap up post this year because January was incredible although it felt like over two months already. Or is it only me?

Since it’s a new year, I thought of changing my wrap ups format and making it a little less complicated because i’m not really a fan myself of super lengthy posts ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I haven’t been blogging since mid-January because I was really busy at school! But here I am and what matters is now, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

LOVES

rainbows

This was a little but at the same time, really amazing because it was a once in a lifetime experience: we literally passed through a rainbow. ๐ŸŒˆ We were in the car, and Aleck suddenly screamed wow because she saw the rainbow really close when we were on that particular bridge. We were too busy looking at it when Father (yep, we’re with the priest) told us that the rainbow was just ahead of us. So we looked straight to the road, and the (omg) foot of the rainbow was RIGHT THERE in front of us!!! Sorry to disappoint you, but there wasn’t a pot of gold ๐Ÿ˜‚

instagram

I finally became active on instagram! I’ve been posting regularly and I never thought I’d like it so much! I met a lot of bloggers whom I can relate to and whom I can get A LOT of inspirations from. It was a great way of getting exposure to my blog too! I also started taking more photos because of it and I appreciated the art of photography more. Do you also have an ig account? Drop your usernames below so I can check out your profiles!

feminism

Ah, one of my advocacies in life. I’m so glad and honoured that I was invited to be featured on the website called Faces of Feminism!! It was a website created by Olivia Bokesch and Callan Burton-Shore where they publish views of the many feminists they gather regarding intersectional feminism to not only inspire women, but also empower them to fight for their equal rights. I can’t wait to submit my writing and finally become part of the Faces of Feminism! I’ll give you guys an update for that soon ๐Ÿ™‚

student life

Except that I survived exams, the event my org has been preparing for since last year was a success! I am really happy for how it turned out. All of our efforts and hard work paid off and I’m sure everyone had a good time during the event. Seeing the smiles on their faces was the best thing!

billie eilish

She basically announced her debut album called “When we all fall asleep, where do we go?” and it’s sooo amazing ๐Ÿ˜ i just love her and her music so much. The album is coming out on March 29th! I also really like the song she just recently released called “bury a friend” though i really wanted to hear more of her powerful vocals. but it was really dope. luv u billie aaah

ukulele

YAY because I learned lots of new songs to play on the ukulele in just a week! I even wrote a new song and it’s about God and how he’s just always there for us to help us and enlighten our minds. The song really helped me in times when I can’t sleep and all these noises in my head kept me awake at night.

300+ followers!

I announced my love for you all on instagram last month when I finally reached my goal on hitting 300 WordPress followers! Thank you all so much and I love every single one of you. You all mean so much to me โค

HATES

the temperature

I hate how it’s so cold. You all know how much I love summer and the sun and the heat and this is just the total opposite of those. Luckily, we don’t have snow to make the temprerature drop like crazy because I seriously couldn’t take it anymore especially on early mornings ๐Ÿ˜ญ

college entrance exams

It’s funny how my previous post about going to college was so optimistic and excited because I’m really frustrated right now about it -_- I finally chose the school I want to go to, and the exam schedules are really annoying. It’s every second & fourth Fridays but they always have events and the exams were always postponed! I went there really early, took the bus alone for a 2-hour trip and then there were no exams. I hate it.

no books at all

It’s sad how I wasn’t able to read any book last month because I was so busy and I just didn’t have the time. It was even on my resolutions to read more books but I already failed ๐Ÿ™ Anyway, it’s not really a priority right now (because i still have so much to do), so i just try to get it off my head.

And that ends my li’l monthly diary entry! I hope you like my new format, since this is all I can write in here – I didn’t really have anything else going on due to my hectic schedule.

You know me, this will change over time based on how each month will treat me. January was just a story time month about life because I didn’t have much time blogging or even doing something for the blog right after back to school. Let’s see what Feb brings!

I wonder what I’ll be doing on the 14th ๐Ÿค”

How about you? Do you have any plans on Valentines Day? Does it snow where you live? Do you miss summer? Do you like billie? (say yes or i’ll-) Are you in college now? What’s it like? Tell me!

PS. Thank you Claire Cramphorn for sending me the original copies of your books! ๐Ÿ“š I have no words for how sweet you are โ˜บโค

Nothingness // Poetry

I thought you were

the stars,

the sunshine,

the universe,

that twirled my life around

I even believed I needed you

every waking day

for the rest of my life

but you were nothing,

nothing but a thunderbolt

that struck my heart

and left it frozen

your power that run though my veins

left me with nothing,

nothing but broken bones

you were always in my head

running without an end

I wanna get you out of it

but I was nothing,

nothing but a broken heart

I am desperate

for my pieces

to finally be put back

together

like how I want us back

together

but some things are just not meant to be

which means only nothing,

nothing but a memory to ponder on

you weren’t the stars

you weren’t my sunshine

not even the universe

that twirled my life around

I was just lost in nothing but nothingness,

in the void of your beautiful nothingness.

Mary. x

college, fears, and life as we know it.

Some people hate the idea of going to College – or even college itself – but I am definitely NOT one of those people.

2 more months and I’m gonna be 18. Crazy. I don’t even believe it. I’m stuck in this place my whole life and in just a few months, I’ll be leaving. Like, seriously, I’m leaving?!?!

I’m not surprised in a bad way, I’m actually really happily surprised that I’m actually gonna live differently. Like, I finally get to have a new daily routine. A very different one.

I’ve always been afraid of traveling alone. Taking the bus alone. Living alone. Being alone in a crowd. But all of that – in a few months – I’m gonna have to deal with and I’m not even scared. And how am I not scared? I don’t know either.

It’s like I’ve always wanted in my whole life to restart. To go to some place new for a long time, meet new people, have a different lifestyle, deal with the real world and deal with it alone.

I’ve always been scared. But I’ve always been brave enough to face what I’m scared of, too.

This is the real world. This is not like stepping into my old school and being carefree because my house (and actually my mom) is just one block away. College is way harder. How you spent your college will have a correlation to the career you want to pursue. And I think life starts after college. So I can’t mess this up. I can’t mess this all up.

That’s why I’m SO excited to go out there and finally face my fears. I’ve waited so long for something challenging to arrive so I can be that strong and independent woman I’ve always wanted to become. Because I can’t be that person if I’m always confined in a place I’m never ever been afraid of. I’m striving for something that will flourish me, that will help me with my growth as a person.

I can’t believe I’m turning 18. I can’t believe I’m going to college. I can’t believe I’m leaving.

But there’s just one thing I’m certain of: I’ve never been this excited before.

5 Easy Ways To Start Your Day Right & Be Productive

Hi, lovelies! ๐Ÿ’“

I hope you’re all having a nice day – I am! It’s a Saturday here, and I thought sleeping in wouldn’t hurt, right?

BUT, think about it.

What are the things you could’ve done if you just got out of bed and did something?

Wouldn’t you have done something more productive than just spending more hours sleeping when you’ve got enough hours of sleep already?

That’s what today’s blog post is all about: HOW TO START YOUR DAY RIGHT AND BE PRODUCTIVE.

1. Wake up early

This is exactly what I’m talking about. Getting out of bed early is the best way to start your day right. You can do a lot of things that’s more important than just laying on bed, oversleeping. Oversleeping makes you feel more tired, which isn’t what we want to feel once we get out of bed. Studies say that oversleeping is just as bad as not getting enough sleep and it can lead to medical problems and even depression. So, stop staying up late and getting up late. Instead, go to bed early and get out bed early. Easy peasy.

2. Drink Water

Drinking a glass of water after waking up hydrates your body, fires up your metabolism, and make your body flush out toxins. Make this a morning habit to have a better, healthier lifestyle.

3. Exercise

I know not all of us are the athletic type of person, but we don’t have to be one to be able to have a little workout sesh in the morning. You can do exercises within 5 minutes to 10 minutes, or longer if you want. You’re your own boss so it’s surely up to you how long you want to exercise. But also remember that bosses know how to discipline. So make it a routine for it doesn’t only make you physically healthy, but also mentally healthy.

4. Eat healthy breakfast

There are a lot of people I know who skip breakfast. And that is just very wrong. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone for your day and provides energy that your body needs during the day. So never skip breakfast. Ever.

You can even make your own breakfast if you want. Making myself breakfast puts me in a really good mood. oops, this means a whole new post to write about. wait for it.

5. Plan your day

Grab a pen and paper and plan your day out. List the things that should be done for the day and prioritize what to do first before doing the things that only ‘entertain’ you. That way, you’ll be able to have productive day and have that readiness to face the world out there. You can do it, as long as you don’t just lay there. You just have to get up and do it.

So those are my 5 easy ways on starting your day right and having a productive day! I hope you learned something ๐Ÿ’—

This post was inspired from my favorite YouTuber called Hannah Kathleen in her Reset Routine vlog. If you wanna check out her channel, click here.

I hope you have better days ahead of you! Tell me what you think by leaving a comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

My Years in Songs Tag

Hi, lovelies! ๐Ÿ’–

Music has been a great part of my life and looking back to all the songs I’ve listened to for the past years is like recalling the memories I’ve had with those songs.

So why don’t we try to look back to all those years in this post?

The Years in Songs Tag is created by the Queen B herself – Bayance! Thank you gurl for nominating me to do this tag!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you’re still not following her, what are you waiting for? Follow herrr!

RULES

  • List one song for each year from the last 8 years (2010-2018).
  • Pick the songs based on what song described the year best or you can even pick a favourite song.
  • You can provide an explanation but you donโ€™t have to if you donโ€™t feel comfortable
  • I know the years are a stretch but hey, if it means youโ€™re going to put Barneyโ€™s theme song โ€“ so be it.๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Use the tag: โ€œ#MyYearsInSongsโ€
  • Tag as many people as you want โ€“ minimum three.
  • Have fun!!

2010

Waka Waka – Shakira

I was in 4th Grade this time and all I ever remember was dancing to this song ๐Ÿ˜‚ We even danced Waka Waka on our Field Demonstration but… we didn’t win ๐Ÿ˜‚

2011

Someone Like You – Adele // Rolling in the Deep – Adele // Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri // What The Hell – Avril Lavigne

I used to really LOVE Adele. Her songs suits my voice really well that’s why I used to just lock myself in my bedroom and sing my heart out. And Christina Perri too! Mom actually bought
a CD of Adele, Christina Perri, and Avril Lavigne songs that I used to play every single day. I misplaced it, and I’m really annoyed because after 8 years, I still can’t find it ๐Ÿ˜‚

2012

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

I was 11 this time and I used to have tons of crushes ๐Ÿ˜‚ So yeah, I loved listening to this – I even sang this in front of the whole class with Betty ๐Ÿ˜‚

2013

Let It Go – Idina Menzel (Frozen OST)
Come on!!! Who wasn’t addicted to Frozen last 2013? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I feel like I’ve watched it over 50 times already ๐Ÿ˜‚ Let It Go was my fav song from the movie, and I sang it with Maureen during an event at school ๐Ÿ˜

2014

Night Changes – One Direction // and all 1D songs apparently ๐Ÿ˜‚

So I was a Directioner – like, a crazy fan. I had posters, bracelets, makeup, books, and almost every stuff that a directioner own. I was 13, okay? The 13-year-old me said Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam, and Louis gave meaning to my life ๐Ÿ˜† And I literally cried for nights when Zayn left. Yeah, that’s all ๐Ÿ˜‚

2015

Drag Me Down – One Direction // Hair – Little Mix // Black Magic – Little Mix // Love Me Like You – Little Mix
So, Zayn left 1D but I still loved the band just as much. Then he broke up with Perrie, and my heart was in pain for Perrie that’s why I started listening to Little Mix’s songs – a lot. But I didn’t exactly hate Zayn. Sometimes, two persons just aren’t meant to be.

2016

In The Name Of Love – Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha // Poison – Martin Garrix

Okay, now I’m in 10th Grade and I was madly deeply in love with Martin Garrix. 1D said they will take a one-year hiatus (but they never really came back) so my mind was diverted to another fanbase: the garrixers. And I was just as crazy fangirling over him – not gonna lie, his tracks are AMAZING. and his personality is sunshine ๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’›

ok im just gonna die right here, u hang in there

2017

ILYSB – LANY // All LANY songs because hell why not // Scared To Be Lonely – Martin Garrix ft. Dua Lipa // Gateway Drug – Bebe Rexha // Small Doses – Bebe Rexha // F.F.F. – Bebe Rexha // Bad Bitch – Bebe Rexha // New Rules – Dua Lipa // Be The One – Dua Lipa // Blow Your Mind (Mwah) – Dua Lipa // Homesick – Dua Lipa // Lost In Your Light – Dua Lipa ft. Miguel // Thinking ‘Bout You – Dua Lipa // You Get What You Give – Charming Horses & Grace Grundy // Old Friends – Jasmine Thompson // Try – Jasmine Thompson

Okay, so, let me explain. This was the year when I listened to A LOT of artists – and this was the year when I started this blog. I had monthly playlists meaning I literally had a list (check them out) and you know what, 2017 was just a really good music year for me.

2018

Mundo – IV of Spades // Kathang Isip – Ben&Ben // 1950 – King Princess // Paris In The Rain – LAUV // ALL SONGS FROM MALIBU NIGHTS ALBUM – LANY // Day 1 – Honne // ALL BILLIE EILISH SONGS AAAAAHHH โค

Gimme headphones, last year’s songs were AMAZING!!!! I mean, it was the first time I went to a music fest and gosh, I realized I couldn’t live without music.

billie eilish is a QUEEEEEEEEEEEN

i can’t believe it’s done. whaaat ok.

Nominees: Kimberly // Ana Regina // Hannah // Sapphire // Ally // Mark

Aaand that’s it for The Years in Songs Tag! ๐Ÿ’› I hope you enjoyed reading my short life stories ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also, don’t judge me, we all go through our weird phases in life, hope you share yours with me ๐Ÿ˜‚ So if you found literally anything we could rant about, the comments are open below and if you wanna do this tag too, just tell me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of love and hugs! x

The Shuffle Song Tag #2

Hi, lovelies!

Today I’m doing one of my favorite tags of all time – The Shuffle Song Tag!

I already did this tag last year, but I got nominated again and I thought why not do it again? The rules are simply listening to music and having fun ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ž

Thank you Wambby for nominating me to do this tag! Go check out Wambby’s blog and you definitely won’t regret following her – she’s so funny and relatable and awesome!

Rules:

  1. Hit shuffle play on any devices or apps that you listen to music on.
  2. List the first ten songs that play.
  3. Tag some people.

Shuffle Song Playlist

  • Hericane – LANY
  • Faded – Alan Walker
  • All Too Well – Taylor Swift
  • I Can’t Stop Drinking About You – Bebe Rexha
  • For The Fickle – Reese Lansangan
  • Emoji of a Wave – John Mayer
  • Someone Else – LANY
  • Bellyache – Billie Eilish
  • I’m A Mess – Ed Sheeran
  • Hostage – Billie Eilish

That’s it for this tag!

I nominate anyone who wants to do this tag! Seriouesly, feel free to do so if you want to winks

Follow Wambby if you stil haven’t! I hope you’re all having a great day ๐Ÿ’ž

Happy New Year!

Hi, lovelies!

How did time went by so fast – it’s 2019!!!!

I hope you are all having an amazing time, eating delicious food your tummy’s been craving for, laughing and singing and dancing, and most importantly spending the time with your loved ones ๐Ÿ’—

Thank you so much for being a part of my 2018 and for being with me as I welcome 2019 ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope we all have an amazing year, Happy New Year!! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ‰

2019 New Year’s Resolutions

Hi, lovelies!

This is actually so brave of me to make resolutions and actually post it right here, on my blog – for everybody to see BECAUSE I horribly, horribly fail at accomplishing my resolutions face slaps

On the bright side, this could be the year when I finally stick to my resolutions up to the 365th day of 2019. Because during the previous years, I already forgot that I even made resolutions by March. So… hopefully… yeah, I don’t want to get my hopes up ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, let’s get with it.

Life

  • Spend more quality time with my family
  • Love my mom a lot. And my sister too.
  • Love myself. THAT is really important.
  • Be more active at Church
  • Join in an organization or a club
  • Plan for the future
  • Um, maybe improve my wardrobe? *screams*
  • Learn how to be in public without fidgeting a lot. Or at all.
  • Learn how to communicate with new people.

School

  • Choose the right course for college (what??? Did I just say college?!?!)
  • Get High Honors on SHS Graduation
  • Go to a University you love
  • Be more focused on studying
  • NEVER procrastinate on doing any school work
  • Participate in school publication
  • Be more friendly because new school, new friends

Blog

  • Be more active in blogosphere
  • DON’T go on too many hiatuses -_-
  • Do at least 3 collabs!
  • Create a Tag
  • Write more
  • Post more photos AKA take lots of photos
  • Design your blog into something you’ll keep for at least a year
  • Discover more blogs
  • 400 followers

Books

  • Read 60 books (5 books/month)
  • Write 1-2 book review/s each month
  • Discover more book blogs

I didn’t have a resolution post last year so there’s nothing for me to review here, although I made resolutions on January and never ever thought about it again.

Aaand that’s it for today! Hope I haven’t listed things that I’ll never accomplish (because u know me sometimes i surprise u with doing absolutely nothing but breathe. and eat and sleep.) but let’s just have faith in ourselves that we’ll do amazing this coming year and be nothing but extraordinary! โœจ

Of course we’ll have a downfall at some point, but that’s totally okay. We just have to remember to not lose ourselves and cherish ourselves even more. Self love is so crucial.

Love always!!