Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I'm in Cebu right now, and I've been having the best time of my life with my family. Hitting the beach and just making the most out of this short but meaningful vacation. I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday! Looking forward for another great year ahead!


iamdriza :)

Monday, December 12, 2011


It's the middle of the month and it's just now that I've realized I need to create a wishlist. :) Below are some of the stuffs I've been wanting to get the whole year.

Doc Marten's 16 hole black boots 

They now have a flagship store in Fort Bonifacio, which I'm hoping to check out soon, and maybe get this baby ♥

Leopard Print Pumps ♥

I've seen one at SO FAB, that I really really like. 

50mm 1.8D Nikkor Lens ♥

For the love of portrait photography. I've been wanting to have this ever since I bought my Nikon D3000 DSLR.

Lumix GF1 ♥

I love taking pictures of anything interesting, and since I travel 5 times a week for work there are a lot I'd like to shoot. Other than an OOTD of course, and a DSLR is too big to carry. 

Dear Santa, please grant at least 1 of those wishes before this year ends. 
I've been a good girl. 



What makes me happy: Weekend

Hi everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was short but very fulfilling. Since it didn't stop raining I decided to take some photos of who makes me happy every time I'm home. ☺



She's been sick for the past 3 days, but is very well now. ☺


They're the best buds you'll ever have! and never will they break your heart. ♥

Oh and we had this for meryenda, was not able to take a photo so i grab one at weheartit instead.


iamdriza ♥

Friday, December 9, 2011

Glam Rock

Here in the Philippines, you can see Christmas Parties being held everywhere. Like in my case, our company party will be held at the Hotel Sofitel, and for this year our theme will be all about ROCK, from different eras.

So I'm thinking, leather jackets, black boots, ripped out jeans, and silver spikes.  Gathered a few pics from Pinterest and tell me what you think about it.

I've got too many inspirations, I know. Biker babe or Madonna, is what's definitely running through my mind now. This party comes only once in a year, it doesn't hurt dressing up in awhile. ♥

iamdriza ♥

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

This morning before going to work, I took out my baby and took pictures of myself, my dirty fan, and my pink helmet (LOL). I adjusted the settings to RAW (not knowing what it means), and gave myself a very hard time converting it to JPEG. It also didn't gave me a really good resolution, so i just edited the photos online through Added a bit of vintage touch, and I was amazed with the outcome.

I hope you like it! 

♥ iamdriza ♥

It's Never too late to become the person you might have been
-George Elliot

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Intentio - Trailer from Loic Wirth on Vimeo.

The funny thing about fairytales, is that we forget them so fast
And we grow up, we buy things, we build fences
We sell our innocence and forget our dreams
We forget who we are in order to be something we're not
And we'll keep believing in this so called truths, until we forget how to live 
Or until we open our eyes and wake up.

It's amazing how you can find really amazing videos from vimeo.


iamdriza ♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

OOTD (fail)

Forgive me for a very embarrassing OOTD! and for the very crappy photo resolution. I used my ever reliable Samsung Galaxy Y. Anyhow, I would like to share to you how much I super love my outfit today other than my no make up look. LOL

Denim Top: Crissa Femme (a gift from le boyfe) 
Jeggings: Jag
Bag: Nina Ricci Paris
Shoes: Skyhigh wedges from Jellybean

This is me waking up too late, totally forgetting that it is a Monday, and I shouldn't be wearing jeans at all. I promise though that I'll try to get a much decent ootd next time! 

Oh! and this is what made me happy today! Other than eating 1 and a half rice from ChicBoy, which I really really regret! I love giving myself special treats because it makes me feel better.

I still prefer peach mango pie from Jollibee though, but this would do. Good news! I have a baby boy :)

Meet Mo, we got him after our very trusted labrador passed away. He now sleeps in our bedroom, and makes us all happy with his cuteness and naughtiness. Such a spoiled brat! 

And i leave you with this nice quote below...

"Always make a total effort, 
even when the odds are against you."
- Arnold Palmer 


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Thursday, November 24, 2011



the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment ofbenefits or favors, especially to God.
an expression of thanks, especially to God.
a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor orkindness.
a day set apart for giving thanks to God.
initial capital letter Thanksgiving Day.


Basically, it's all about saying THANK YOU and giving back to those people who made you happy, like your family. In the US it is being celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, which is today. Right now people are preparing turkeys and getting ready for this special event. Sometimes, I wish we had this certain occasion too, though we have one which is on Christmas day.

Personally, I think that we shouldn't wait for a certain occasion to be thankful, we have everyday of our lives to do it. Time passes by so fast and you'll never know what will happen tomorrow. I have lots of regret in my life, and one of it was not being able to say thank you to my Papa while he was still alive, so right now whenever I get to speak with them I also make sure to make them feel loved even if I am islands away from them. A simple text, email or call will do, trust me it's going to make a difference.

Right now here are what I am thankful for:
My loving family (including my beau's fam of course)
My super patient and loving beau
My friends
My 3 little pups 
My job (simply because there are a lot jobless people out there)
and of course Papa Jesus ☺

How about you? What are you thankful for? ☺


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Monday, November 21, 2011

Never have known how, bittersweet this would taste...

"Someone like you" is my favorite song from Adele's 21 album. Hearing it is like being stabbed directly through my heart, the lyrics are just so intense! Again, this are one of the songs that depicts my past.  I will never get tired of listening to Adele's songs, over and over again.

Never mind I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me I beg
I'll remember you said
Sometimes it last in love
but sometimes it hurts instead

Getting to emotional lately, maybe because of the holiday season coming really really fast or maybe just the thought that I am coming back to my hometown and suddenly all this memories come rushing back to my mind. Pretty good but really saddening. On a good note, I am really excited! Counting until the 25th of December :) Seeing my siblings and my Lola is the greatest gift I am about to receive on Christmas day!

I haven't posted any FOTD lately, because I still can't get any courage to pose! but I'm practicing on it. LOL... I am thinking about doing a 365/days shutter project for 2012, that is if I can keep up with it due to my busy work schedule but I'll try, maybe I'll do it on my tumblr instead, what do you guys think? Let me know if you have any suggestions.

iamdriza ♥♥♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

The one that got away...

The one that got away...

And in other life
I would make you stay

So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away

The one that got away

From "Thinking of you" to "Firework" to "Teenage Dream" and now "The one that got away", Katy Perry's songs never fail to amaze me. I may call it a coincidence, but the lyrics in her songs has always a story in my life that I can relate on. Now this song, is the closest. I can't help but listen to it all over again, the first time I heard this memories come flashing to my mind like sunshine. There's so much I can say about this song, it made me go back to another book in my life that I have vowed to close and lock away in my heart, where it's supposed to be; hidden, untouched, unbreakable, forbidden. 

No offense, but I just hope that those Sunday noontime shows on local TV doesn't murder this song like what they did on Adele's "Rolling in the Deep". 

iamdriza ♥♥♥

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Family day at Tagaytay

Another super late post!

We went to Tagaytay last month to bond with family and friends. It was a very fun day, though the weather was excruciatingly hot! It's supposed to be cold because we are in a high place, but never the less it didn't stop us from being happy.

First stop was breakfast!

Waiting for BULALO :)

Tierra Maria
Everytime we visit Tagaytay, we always make sure to stop by here first. I encouraged you to visit this place too, it has created a lot of miracles in my life and granted some of my wishes. This a very solemn and heavenly place, filled with devotees all over the country. If you proceed on the 3rd floor, it will show you are very good view of the Taal Volcano. Amazing, it definitely is.

Family and Friends :)

Tagaytay Picnic Groove

And of course the most exciting part of this visit would be the Zipline!

Watch our video here!

Pango ♥ Ungas

Tagaytay, will always have a special place in my heart! Even if it's just an hour trip from my home I will never get tired of going back again and again.

iamdriza ♥♥♥

Friday, November 4, 2011

Paradise... soon!

This is ultimately beyond happiness!!! Crossed-out one of my to do list before going back home. 

Let me share to you a little something about me. I grew up in a very small town called Boljoon, located in the southern part of Cebu. This is where I learned a lot about the importance of life, valuing family, and friends, and most importantly keeping my faith in God. I used to wake up in the morning and drive my bike around town, go to my Lola's place, and stroll at the beach. My life was pretty simple back then, my only happiness was being able to just be with my family. I have been living in Manila for the past 6 years, and every year I try my best to be home every Christmas. 

Whenever I get to pass this my heart beats faster, it means that I'm home. ☺

A view from the top... Amazing isn't it?


iamdriza ♥♥♥

photo credits to:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello November... (OOTD)

We are now down to the last 8 weeks of the year 2011 and I am very excited to be going back home this Christmas! So, I’ve listed some things to do before leaving.

 ·        Purchase plane tickets to CEBU (highly achievable)
·        Purchase pasalubongs for siblings (highly achievable)
·        Purchase new phone (some what achievable)
·        Lose at least 10 pounds within 1 month (some what achievable)
·        Save up! (some what achievable)
·        Update my blog (achievable)

Honestly, I am not good at fulfilling this kind of things but I do hope I can cross out at least 2 of those, most importantly the plane tickets.

On a different note, here’s another OOTD. Taken at Diamond Hotel's beautiful rest room. I need to work more on this; my shy part’s stopping me when it comes to outfit post.

Blazer: Jewels
Bandage Dress: Get Laud!
Shoes: Primadonna
Bag: Thrifted
Accesories: Bazaar


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens.
- Cathy Guisewite

Next Post will be about this trip to Tagaytay with Le Boyf's family and friends :)


iamdriza ♥

Tank Top: F21
Cover Up: Thrifted
Denim Shorts: F21
Shoes: Toms
Accessories: Random Brand

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Outrage as bleeding China toddler left on street.

I have promised to myself that I will do my best not to post any negativity to this blog, but I can't stop myself from sharing this very ungrateful event that had happened in China. Please read the article below I got from Yahoo News.

Outrage as bleeding China toddler left on street

More than a dozen passers-by ignored a two-year-old girl as she lay critically injured on a street insouthern China after being run over twice, the official Xinhua news agency said Monday.
The incident has sparked outrage on China's hugely popular social media sites.
Surveillance cameras showed a series of people walk past the girl, named Yue Yue, after she was hit first by a van and then a truck outside her family's shop in the southern Chinese city of Foshan.
Xinhua said a rubbish collector who finally came to the girl's aid, moving her to the curb and shouting for help, was ignored by several shopkeepers before he finally tracked down her mother who took her to hospital.
In response, one netizen on Sina Weibo, a Chinese micro-blog similar to Twitter, wrote: "This society is seriously ill. Even cats and dogs shouldn't be treated so heartlessly."
But others linked the incident to an earlier case in which a man who tried to help an elderly woman after she fell over was prosecuted, apparently because his intervention broke government rules on dealing with accident victims.
Doctors said Yue Yue was in a coma and unlikely to survive the ordeal.
"She would not be able to survive any operations. She's very close to brain death," a spokesman for the hospital treating her told AFP.
Police have detained the drivers of both vehicles involved in the incident, Xinhua said.
Warning: Graphic video

Disturbing video of a hit and runA closed circut camera captures a hit and run in China, along with onlookers who did nothing to help. Julie Noce reports.

This is so saddening, I was very frightened when I watched the video. The first thing that came up into my mind was my siblings and how lucky for us not to be living in China where people are very cruel. I have nothing against China, but the way their laws  are being implemented there is crazy! Imagine if they don't have those stupid laws the poor child would have been saved! There are a lot I can say, but I don't want to dwell on it more.

I am very thankful that even if I live in a country where poverty is very high, and there's crab mentality everywhere, plus a government filled with corrupt officials, we don't have laws that does not allow us to help those people in an accident.

I do hope everyone learns from this. This are one of the reasons why we should value life.



Thursday, October 13, 2011

A long walk home...

A long walk home...

These past few days, all I think about is going back home to my family. I terribly miss them, it's only now that I realized I should have never left. I want to see my siblings grow up, I want to be there to guide them about life. But if I leave, it means leaving my le boyfe, leaving my job, leaving my friends... I don't know what to do anymore.


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey Guys!

Sorry for being MIA, I have been very busy this past few days because the year is about to end, and I have to meet some deadlines! Anyways, my friend from Canada is joining an online contest for dogs. I would like to ask a small favor from you to help this cute little doggy win! All you need to do is click the "vote button" and that's it! You can have 1 vote everyday :) Just click the photo below to be redirected.
ain't he cute? :))

Thank you so much guys!


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Monday, September 26, 2011


I am still here, breathing and alive... Nothing's new to me, other than gaining weight which i really don't like. :P Some of my work friends has left, and now we are down to a few. Relationship, is still growing and more more loving. Le boyfe has started to train for work, which i am absolutely happy about. I haven't seen my family for the past 6 months, which makes me look forward for Christmas to see them!

Right now, it is raining hard outside as in zero visibility! because the storm is here and Metro Manila is on Signal  #1! So be safe everyone, better to stay indoors with your family.


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I've moved!

My love affair with the sun!

-This is blog is still open, but i am more active with Tumblr. :)) Hope to see you there!

iamdriza ♥ ☺

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Free Day!

So i was given a special day off incentive from my boss last 31st of March for reaching my monthly goal! :) and what better way to spend it? is with my Ungas. Went to Mall of Asia to just look around. As usual, i end up buying some cool jeans and a jump suit at Tomato! Who couldn't resist? they're both 50% off! (will post pics soon)

And guess what I have found for dessert?

currently my ultimate favorite dessert! :))

This is heaven in my mouth.

And here's what we had "Blueberry with Vanilla Crepe"

and we just have to watch the sunset... such a beauty :)

Will try to update my blog from time to time though... :))