Monday, October 13, 2014

How I Deal with Stress

Have you ever experienced that night when you're struggling with overflowing work that makes you procrastinate? You can't sleep because it's not done yet. All you can do is to touch it one by one and all you need to do is to finish it before the day ends. But, all you do is to stare at it like it's going to move on its own. Seriously? And when you wake up in the morning, that pile of paper says hi to you. Isn't it just a little too overwhelming?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tee for Corporate?

Why not?
Yeah, why not? I love asking these two word-question whenever I am trapped in a situation that asks "Whys?" and "Really? Are you sure?". Those two short words creates a huge impact in one's life. It shows the optimism side of a person. Well, as an advocate of optimism (okay, how self-proclaimed I am! Lol), I always make it a point to keep a rainbow in times of hurricanes and storms.
As you can see, I'm wearing an ID here. That's because I went to a leadership seminar to represent our organization. I forgot to take it off (obviously haha!). I'm just so glad that I somehow, pulled the tee for a corporate attire. What do you think? :)
Just a short post to share with you 'cause I'm struggling on looking for inspirations to create a better script for my story. Hopefully, I do it well *crossing fingers*. In any ways, I know i'll manage it. Think positive haha! Akalain mo 'yun na-segway ko pa 'yung optimism hahaha!
Have a great week ahead ♥

Tee from LA | Blazer and Shoes from Jellybean | Pants from Forever21

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Please Vote for Me to be Cream Silk's New Ambassador

I know this is not a fashion-related post but I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help to vote for me to be one of the newest Cream Silk Ambassador. As the Philippines' most trusted conditioner brand, Cream Silk inspires women all over the country to bring out their hair's full beauty potential (
All you have to do is go to this link and look for my picture (CIELO FERNANDO) and click the box with the word VOTE. You may vote as many times as you want. Please do help me inspire young women to be the very best version of themselves. Your vote will really mean a lot to me. Thank you in advanced! ♥

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Keep Doing What You're Doing

I was sitting in a dimmed-light auditorium yesterday. There were a lot of people inside, all of them were buzzing around. I feel pressured. I can feel the intense heat between me and them though I don't know them personally. There's a thing that ignites the anxiety in me and I was not sure what it is.

Maybe it's the thought of having the same interests with them. Maybe I feel tensed because I know there's a lot of people inside that same auditorium that are better than I. Maybe because I'm just envious because most of them know what they want to do in the future already. Well, not that I don't know what I want to do. I was not just sure of what I will do in the future that will make me happy. Then, someone said keep doing everything until you find that certain thing that makes you happy.

It seems to help me. No, it really helps me. From the beginning, I was trying to do everything. I was trying to excel in every thing I do.
But it leads me to a fall down. I failed. Not just once but many times. I thought of giving up because I can't handle the pain and failures anymore. It's like, things were crashing my pride. My future. My dreams. My life.  I realized, I can't do everything. I almost gave up.
But I didn't. I realized, there's a lot of ways to go. That if I give up, I wouldn't reach where I am now. I have come this far to give it all up. I learned to accept failures. Well, I have to because in that way, I can fully accept myself, too. I suffered but I grew stronger.

I must say, the person who said to keep doing everything is right. We should not stop just because we failed. We should not stop just because we think it's not meant for us. We should strive hard to get what we really want to do because eventually, we will grasp it in our hands if we don't stop.
Like what the 5SOS boys said in their song... don't stop, doing what you're doing.

PS. This look is one of those included in Candy Magazine's Style Files where I was featured. Check it out ♥

Top and Bow from Forever21 | Skirt from a bazaar

Sunday, July 20, 2014

You Don't Have to Try so Hard

I've always thought that trying so hard will make everything fine; that it'll make everything goes according to plan.
In fact, my motto before was try and try until you succeed. Okay, until now.
Well, there's really nothing wrong with trying so much to achieve what you want. It's good because it makes you eager for your goals. But sometimes, you know, you don't have to try so hard. Sometimes, trying so hard leads us to expectations and failures. I'm not trying to say that you shouldn't try hard. My point is, know when to try hard. Know what your goals are first; know your aim; know the main reason of your moves before giving in to something so much. Why are you trying so hard? Ask that to yourself.
Is it because you want to pursue that dream? Well, go for it!
Is it because you want to belong? Hmm. Let me thing about that. And you should, too!
I don't see any problem of wanting to belong or to please others. A problem will only blow if you let others heat up your emotions, hence, ruining your self-worth. Once you let them affect you, it won't stop. It will eat you until you're messed up. Don't focus and bother so much time on what others are telling you. Who cares if you don't wear makeup everyday? You still look pretty anyway! Who cares if you don't have the best and most expensive clothes to wear? You still look stunning on that tee and ripped jeans! 

This is the perfect idea to describe my outfit here 'cause I didn't bother to plan an outfit like I used to and I looked haggard after so many days without enough sleep. Who cares? As long as I look okay to my family and friends then it's fine. And as long as I feel okay the way I see with my own eyes then just go with it. The secret is, if no one sees your beauty, learn to appreciate yourself because that is where it all starts. I just want to share a song of Colbie Caillat that inspired me to write this. So here it goes:

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up
You don't have to change a single thing

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you

When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down

Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself

Don't you like you?

Cause I like you

Sorry for my awkward pose here. I'm not gonna do this again swear :( Did I make sense? Anyways, I hope you get something from my post.
Let me know if you did! ♥