Chavacano Video Music Festival 2017

location: Centro Latino, Paseo Del Mar, Zamboanga City

On the day we supposedly had a dance booking with my fam the Ateneo Blue Vigors by 3pm but we can't tell ha-ha. So, anyway me and my friends are invited to attend the Chavacano Video Music Festival 2017.
Actually, this was my first time to attend this kind of event (Chavacano Video Music Fest) aside from the other events that I’ve been to and it seems a lot of awesome things happened in one night and I'm so-so happy to be here. Chavacano Video Music Fest is an event where in the best of the best Videographers, Cinematographers, Directors, composers, singers and etc. from our local city Zamboanga-goes to battle with their own inspiring entries through music and videos as one, this was held on the 7th of October 2017 featuring 13 anthemic music entries of different categories: Song Composition, Song Performance and Music Video. I want to congratulate all the winners and everyone who has been part of this wonderful and successful night, also the guests and the ambassadors of this year’s Zamboanga Hermosa Festival; everyone deserves a round of applause! I swear, I really did enjoy ha-ha. But wait this doesn’t end the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2017, there’s a lot more of cool and awesome events coming. If you want to be updated follow the official Zamboanga Hermosa Festival accounts. (link down below after the  photos) #ZamboHermosaFest
Till my next blog!

photo by: Joshua Bughao

p.s. I kind to get a bit busy these past few days and all I can have for you guys is a glimpse of ZHF 2k17 he-he. More to come! 

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Before I start with my first ever personal blog, written here are just my thoughts that I wanted to express. No brands and establishments are engaged.
Ethriel Lao
Well my week/month goes like this, it didn’t or shall I say it was hell!! Academic requirements are piled up and it is almost the end of our first semester. Shout out to everyone who believes on/in the things that I‘m capable of and the feelings are mutuals. Blogging is my world now; yes not that really updated on every week with new blogs, but I’ll surely give you good contents (I hope…).

I just love capturing things that I see inspirational and gram worth it, admit it you guys would somehow never post a photo that kind of have a low quality one (people that are IG feed conscious “feed goals”) or maybe having not so good edit (I think?). Like me, some of my photos that I post on my Social Media accounts mostly on Instagram are taken by my phone. So probably some of you asking questions like “so?”, “IDGAF” or maybe “what’s the point of this”. Me being me, basically I love taking photos anywhere and yes a lot might say “tama nayan ha-ha”. That’s why you can see me taking photos around the campus or outside. I admit that I’m not that a pro on capturing photos but I just want to share my thoughts every time I take one. Sure does need to build up a self-confidence especially when shooting ootds or flat lays outdoor (syempre nakakahiya rin but it’s for the gram ha-ha!). To all who wanted to share something good on Social Medias, do what you can do. Every time you feel like “nah, I’m good” while deeply inside you wanted to, don’t let the inner you stop you from the things you wanted to do; if you could do it then do it. That’s why you (friends and acquaintances) probably could see me taking shots anywhere and everywhere ha-ha. But a good reminder, what you post on social medias are understood to be seen in public even private or not. just be careful on what you post/s.
Have an exciting month and take care! 💕 

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What do we have here?

Looking for a good ambience with good treats? Check out KitchenJoesPH, a place where you can find peace of mind, but most of all you guys would love every beverages they have. From hot to cold, everything is just hmm so good!

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Knowing that there are a lot of good places like this here in Zamboanga City, here lies Kitchen Joes where in they have their own brewed HaibeePureNativeCoffee from the Land of Jolo, Sulu. Under Kitchen Joes here are DearDairyphl and HaibeePureNativeCoffee. DearDairyphl and HaibeePureNativeCoffee also serves good treats and drinks to satisfy the customer’s needs. Like me, I usually spend some of my vacant time enjoying the place and their menu. Speaking of “menu”, WHAT’S HOT?! (Beverages).

Here are some of their delightful drinks at Kitchen Joes/DearDairyPH/HaibeePureNativeCoffee.

photo by Ethriel Lao
1.)    Green tea lover? Ohh... I’m one of you guys, this “Matcha Latte” is so damn good! You should try this! This is the best drink for people who don't like it too sweet and want the perfect matcha taste, it is third on my list.
photo by Cedric De Julian

2.)    Who cares about carbs? Ha-ha lol. How about some of these, “Extra S’mores, Yoyo Oreo and Mango Mania”. This is how you judge a book by its cover, what you see is what you get!
Extra S'mores gives you a graham cracker topping with some whip and the Dear Dairy's S'mores dipped in chocolate. Yoyo Oreo is a drink for oreo lovers out there, basically it has oreo cookies with some chocolate syrup and whip. Mango Mania , if you're looking for a drink that has a blend of fresh mangoes, this is a perfect pair for you ha-ha. These are some of the Milkshakes I've tasted and loved "as of now" and there will be more tasting to come!

photo by Ethriel Lao
photo by Mawi Tulawie

photo by Mira Tan
photo by Ethriel Lao
photo by Ethriel Lao

photo by Sitts Marlan

3.)    Good vodka shot? You should try their “Espresso Martini” it’s a cold drink that gives you adrenaline, I swear you will never regret! It has been one of my favorites out of every drink I've tried from Kitchen Joes. Actually I could have 3 cups a day with a double to triple shot of vodka. their "Espresso Martini" has a perfect blend of Haibee Pure Native Coffee and a little vodka. This drink is my "wake up Ethriel" kind of drink, I swear! By the way it's number one on my list
photo by Ethriel Lao
photo by Ethriel Lao

4.)    GOT (Game of Thrones) fan? “White Walkers Vanilla Milkshake” is on the menu. I just love how the color blue mixed up with their homemade vanilla ice cream, it looks like the skies and the ice of the Antarctic. Gives me chills aye?
photo by Ethriel Lao

5.)    The “Lannisnade” drink, a drink that gives after taste. This is my first favorite on their menu and sad to say it is already out on their list. ( please bring this back!)  hu-hu.
photo by Ethriel Lao

6.) "Chunky Monkey" it's all about the chunks and fudge with a slice of banana on top, homemade vanilla ice cream and Dear Dairy's home made brownies!
photo by Marjorie Tan

7.) "Cold Brew" Looking for an iced coffee? This drink is up for you!
photo by Regine Hojas
8.) "Berry Blue Milkshake" this got me speechless! Ha-ha-ha
photo by TinTin Joe
9.) "Cookie Monster" scary but sweet little monster that could make your tummy so happy!

10.)"Salted Caramel Biscoff Milkshake" makes the "sweet and salty" taste of the caramel syrup popped out and a Biscoff biscuit on top (the one on my mouth). If I were you, I'll never let this treat miss any of my awesome and exciting day in the city! 

LATTES OF KJs (taste-test)

There are still a lot of these on their Menu at KitchenJoesPHfeaturing DearDairyphl and HaibeePureNativeCoffee. These are only my favorite picks “as for now” ha-ha. More delightful and happy tummy treats to come! They also do have some pastries fresh from the oven, check out their social media accounts on the links below and don’t forget to pass by, hope to see you there!
Till my next blog, sending virtual hugs to all my lovely readers!

      Kitchen Joes
Location: Nunez Extension, Zamboanga City. Fronting Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Gate 5.


Loving them colored

I am starting to love those outfit that I basically don’t wear before. Grayscale or the black-and-white are my only types for the past years of my existence in college. Some of my friends know it, it’s either I wear white top with a black pants or shorts and a pair of white or black shoes and vice versa. Now as the trends of newly inspired fashion that has been widespread over the internet and real life has made people shook and embrace them. Outcome was totally awesome, now I’m starting to wear a little bit of some colored tees and red slash yellow are my favorites. Shades and tones when wearing colored fits also need some good match. You just don’t wear it for you to have something to wear, but it needs comfort and style. What is, the clothes you're wearing but you ain’t comfortable with? Make your day as colorful as what you wear.

 Here are some of my pictures on Instagram from a grayscale to loving them colored.
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Treat those thrift right!

Heads up, it’s almost hell week and I’m still ain’t ready for it coming. So from my previous blog I’ve written about where I usually go thrifting, if you haven’t read about it go and check it out! (A dollar in my pocket). Anyway, I’m going to share with you on how I slay these thrifted OOTDs I got from thrift shops. Never be afraid on expressing yourselves from the outfits you wear and be sure wearing those makes out a good expression and personality from the people around you. I admit that sometimes I don’t usually wear clothes that don’t describe me as a person or it makes me a different one.

 Here are some tips on how you could wear those thrifts/pre-loved apparels you bought on thrift shops.
1.)    Set a goal! When you go thrifting don’t forget the things that you only need to buy (crowded place). Planning beforehand is a good way to achieve a certain goal.
2.)    Be sure to buy the things that you could wear on a certain occasions and don’t buy stuff if you think that you couldn’t wear it.

3.)    Pairing up with Le weather. Sometimes we can’t tell whether the weather would be fine or not, simple outfits like statement tees, plain shirts or your casual look could slay your day. DO NOT WEAR ENORMOUS JACKETS OR SWEATERS IN A HOT DAY (of course!), maybe you could wear a thin one just to protect your skin form the UV rays of the sun. Pair a good style in a moody weather.

4.)    Self-confidence, haters gonna hate ha-ha. Yes, we can’t remove them from the society but self-reputation and dignity is important.

5.)    Trying new things. Don’t hesitate to try new things, there’s no harm in trying. Searching good styles on the internet like Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and some other sites that could help you have an idea on what to wear that best suits you.

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” -Brigham Young

Good luck and think positive!  💕 

Ethriel Lao