Wednesday, December 19, 2012

{Moving on & Lessons learned}

M.I.A for 5 months, I'm probably one of the worst blogger in the world but I do have an excuse for that! Things did not go well last July onwards with my current Job and after 4 years I decided to leave for good. It was a tough decision to make and I had to consider a lot of things such as my financial status and most importantly my family's needs. Honestly, it was hard to accept I hate leaving a place where I consider as my second home, and with the people I already consider my family but as they CHANGE is the only thing constant in this life. Surprisingly, as the days went by I moved on and became a lot more happier! No more pressure, unnecessary issues, office politics, quota's and such. Leaving and moving on made me realize that's there's a bigger world out there to conquer and a lot of opportunities to prosper. Leaving the company also taught me a lot of lessons both negative and positive, something I'd always consider in making decisions and conversing with people.

On a positive note, I already have a new job which I started about a month ago. It's a big company with a lot of opportunities which I look forward too, and the best of all new friends! I'm so inspired to work a lot more harder for my family. Probably from now on I can blog more as compared to before, I just need to learn how to organize my time and priorities.



Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello June!

Summer's officially over in my country. Classes are about to start. The rainy seasons coming in...

Approaching towards the middle of the year, now looking back in the first 5 months and all I can say is that it has been one hell of a crazy ride! I have to cope up with a lot of troubles but not to worry because what matters is the ups not the downs ☺

There are a lot of things I would want to accomplish before this year ends, because I've got more responsibilities on hand as the day go by. I've listed it all down and I'm hoping to accomplish it all! 

  1. Double the effort! That means more hardwork.
  2. Earn and Save Up!
  3. Plan my 24th Birthday this July ♥
  4. Find more reasons to be happy ☺
  5. Stay Positive
These are just simple things, but I don't know why I'm finding it so hard to achieve them. I always remind my self to keep motivated, since I can easily be distracted by the negativity around me. 

 Any suggestions on how to accomplish these?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Turbo Suzuki Cup 2012

Last Sunday, we went off to the southern part of Luzon which is Candelaria, Quezon. A 3 hour drive from our place in Cavite. We went there with our team: OGIPTECH Racing to compete in the Turbo Suzuki Cup 2012 for the 180cc Automatic division, and guess what? we won 2nd place. :) Not bad for our 2nd time to join this kind of competition, and we fought with the best guys in the drag racing industry! 

KUDOS to Kuya Roel, Neg, Billy and the rest of the guys for all the hard work! :)



Drag Racing has been a part of me & my boyf's life, due to the fact that we both love cars, scooters, and motorbikes along with our friends. It's a fun way to bond, at least we both love the same thing and it doesn't contradict with our hobbies. 

“When it's difficult like this, the taste (of winning) is better.”

- Valentino Rossi


iamdriza ♥

Monday, April 23, 2012

Beating the Manila Heat!

Weather in Manila has been excruciatingly hot for the past weeks. I had to leave home everyday at around 12:30 noon time since my work is around 2pm, and that time is usually when the Sun strikes it’s hottest!  According to news reports, the hottest temperature for the year 2012 in the National Capital Region (Manila included) is 35.9 ˚C  last 22nd April, that’s almost 36 ˚C. They say that it can get even hotter these coming days.  There are also reports stating that Heat Stroke, Exhaustion and Stress are now common in the country, which I really do believe because even I experience this every time I leave for work.  Inline with this, I would like to share to you some tips below.

*Photo was sent to me from our company nurse.
My Personal Tips:
  • Wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Always were sunscreen. Even when you're inside the house.
  • Drink water. 8 glasses per day is highly recommended to prevent dehydration (the more the better!)
  • Bring umbrellas, hands fans, and towel.
  • Wear sun glasses to keep your eyes safe.

I hope this helps, if  you still know any tips please comment below and I will post it. Be safe and Stay healthy!

iamdriza ♥

Monday, March 19, 2012

Like a Star...

Corinne Bailey Rae

You've got this look I can't describe
You make me feel like I'm alive
When everything else is a fade
Without a doubt you're on my side

-Like a Star

Tonight, you are going to serenade me with your soulful songs.
You will sing beautifully as always. 
With that, I am grateful.

 * * *

Woke up missing my Family back in Cebu, most of all my Lola. How I wish I can still turn back time. Today I felt regret but I still see hope. I know I can make things better again, it may not be the same anymore but I hope to make a difference. 


iamdriza ♥

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New 7 Cities of the World! VOTE for CEBU!

Hi guys! Kindly vote for CEBU on the NEW 7 WONDER CITIES of the world. We actually have 5 cities that are included namely Vigan ranking the highest, Cebu, Davao, Ilo-Ilo, and Cagayan de Oro (vote for them too!). This isn't official yet, since it will go to 5 voting phases before naming the top 7 Cities on Dec. 7, 2013.

To VOTE go to their website.

Voting is very simple, just click "select'' on the right side of the name of the city. Remember, you need to chose 7 cities. After which, you just need to verify the words on the right side and place your email address. That simple! Do check the screen shots below. 

Support and Spread the love! ♥



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY: (Tonight) Best I ever had

Heard this song played on Magic 89.9 and instantly got hooked on it! See, my mind goes crazy when I heard the lyrics BEST I EVER HAD simply because I always associate it with my beau A and our love song when we first dated was Drake's Best I ever had too. So, i am dedicating this him ♥

I've been playing this for the past 2 weeks already, but I haven't downloaded it yet. Oh, and Ludacris is on this song too! Couldn't ask for more. ☺

Hope you liked it too. 



Friday, March 9, 2012


Again, I won't promise to update this all the time, due to my busy schedule and lazy weekends. LOL

-50% of my life is definitely composed of MUSIC,
Honestly, I can tell you the story of my life with just
1 song. Allow me to share to you my favorites, from
new ones to even old songs. :) 

-For the love of FOOD! Oh and yes, I do cook. :)

-Anything under the sun! Can't really think of the right
title for Wednesday so expect me to change it so
often until I find the right name for it.

-Thoughts about love and life from my favorite
websites. Tumblr, We♥it, and

-Can't compromise into updating my OOTD's once a while, so 
I'll just chose at least one oufit to share to you. 
Do check me out on Lookbook one day, that's if im not
too lazy to post. 

Random stuff about my weekend, it maybe simple
barkada moments, or out of town trips as long
as it makes me happy! :)

Please do wish me luck to achieve these.
Feel free to show me some love and support too! 


iamdriza ♥

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In my own little world...

I am in my own little world today. It's one of those days that all you just want to do is keep quiet, do your own thing, put your earphones on and listen to some feel good music. I like it this way, not caring about the people passing by me, just sipping some coffee, and be still. 

It's like I'm lying down on the beach, sand on my toes, a drink on the other hand, Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott on replay. Ah yes, day dreaming it is. 

I like it this way, I really do.


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


NYX soft matte in "San Paulo"

                                                      NYX  Lip Smack in "Snow White"

 I am only the typical, lip gloss, powder and blush-on type of person and never has it crossed my mind to wear such bold colors but lately  I have been going gaga over my new NYX Lip Smacking in "Snow White" and NYX Soft Matte Lipstick in "San Paulo". I've read a lot of good reviews over NYX products, it being the drug store version of the ever expensive MAC. I know for sure it can be bought online through Digital Traincase, and some other sellers but I must say I was lucky enough to have seen a cute little stall around Alabang Town Center last Sunday and get to purchase these babies. I'm off to collecting more of them :) Next on my list will be Monte Carlo, Addis Ababa, London, and Stockholm.


iamdriza ♥♥♥

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Sacrifice, A choice and Moving on.

I know that one of the goals I have for this year is to blog more, but I haven't been really in the mood lately. One of the major reasons why I haven't been posting is because I'm still mourning from my Lola's death early January this year. There are no words, that can explain how sad me and my family are right now. I am aware that she is already in a good place now, because lately I have been dreaming about her and she is somewhat telling me that I no longer need to worry because she is already happy there. 

Another reason, is that after this incident I've been thinking of going back to Cebu for good. Not just because I am no longer happy here in Manila but I missed my family already. I realized that they needed me there, the same way I feel too. I just want a brand new start with my family again, even if it means leaving my job and my boyfriend. Right now, I am very confused. I continue to pray and ask God for better guidance in my decisions

I have so many regrets in life, one of that is leaving my family before, but I know I still have time to make it up to them.


iamdriza  ♥

*all images are from

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lucy Hale for BENCH

Imagine my excitement right now when I found out about this on

Aria Montgomery &  Ezra Fitz. The student/teacher love affair ☺

I've been an avid fan of Pretty Little Liars ever since the show started, and what got me into this is how smart and pretty these girls are! Not to mention the very hot boys on the set. Now all I have to do is drag my boyfriend to SMX this coming Saturday Feb, 11 2012 at 4pm to meet her. ♥

Oh and she has a Bench billboard along EDSA too!

*all photos above are from\

Spencer Hastings and Toby Cavanaugh is my favorite pair on the show. ♥

Season 2 is about to end this March, and they say A is about to be revealed! I just can't wait for the 3rd Season to be shown!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I'm Thankful for the year 2011

2011 has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for me, ups and downs everywhere; but I am proud to say I conquered it all. The people shown below are my inspiration, to continue to become a better person.

Our Savior, Jesus Christ. ☺

An amazing FAMILY! ♥

My Best Friends! ♥


This 2012, i'll make sure to still provide them with the right encouragement, care and support they need to continue living a fruitful life.

and I leave you with this:


iamdriza ♥