How To Repair Damaged Shorts?

Isn’t it annoying when your favorite shorts got damaged/stained? VERY ANNOYING. But in my case, it was my brother’s shorts that got damaged so I didn’t panic. In fact, I am very very happy that it got stained in the laundry. Lol. *insert evil sister laugh here*. I really want that shorts of his. See the pink spots? I did a little makeover by ripping it. Tutorial below!

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In ripping the shorts, you’ll need: 1. Scissors | 2.Cuticle Pusher | 3. Emery Board

Here are the steps (full description of each number below):

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  1. Basically, I cut the shorts first since it’s a bit lengthy. You should also consider the style. Decide on how do you want your shorts to be ripped. You could research or use your imagination.
  2. Cut it! Be careful when cutting. You could draw some lines if you’re not sure with your cutting skills :p
  3. If you are a first timer, I suggest that you should cut a small section inside first.
  4. Distressing makes it easier for you to pull the threads out.
  5. Threads are much visible when you reverse your shorts inside out.
  6. Pulling the threads could take a little longer but when you got the steps, everything will be easy.

Here’s my finished product! It took me a lot of patience. Haha. But for the sake of customizing  my brother’s damaged shorts, I worked hard and put in my best effort :p

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Since the shorts still have visible stains, I decided to bleach it. I sprayed some Clorox to the damaged areas then I left the bleach solution for about 30 minutes. Then ta-da! It turned out so well. And don’t forget to wash it before wearing! I can’t wait to rock my DIY ripped/acid wash shorts! :)DSC_0297DSC_0296

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Letters To Juliet

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Top: BLANC ET NOIR (SM DEPARTMENT) | Bottom: OYSHO | Sunglasses: FOREVER21

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I wore a very comfy outfit to Verona since I knew that we will be roaming around the city. My shorts and my top are both made of chiffon fabric, in which I actually have a love-hate relationship. I love chiffon because the material has a very gorgeous drape and it is very light but it is pulls/fray-prone so we have to be careful most of the time. Also it feels hot especially when worn on summer days BUT the top I bought from Blanc Et Noir is different. I don’t feel uncomfortable at all, same with the shorts I bought from Oysho. I felt so carefree. On the other hand, I fell in love with those Birkenstock-inspired sandals I bought a week ago. I was actually eyeing for a white sandals but that cute baby pink pair caught my attention so I got them instead. Aren’t they lovely? And the bag that I wore was given to me by my grandma. That is by far my new favorite accessory. It is consists of three clutches with the same style in different colors. You could wear it altogether or individually because it has buttons (I don’t know exactly what to call those). I chose an all white ensemble so I could pair them with colored accessories. I just added some flavor to it :)

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Verona, Italy 2014

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Dad and mom’s love lock❤DSC_0134DSC_0145DSC_0149DSC_0153DSC_0156DSC_0157DSC_0158DSC_0166DSC_0180DSC_0181DSC_0201DSC_0214DSC_0215DSC_0216DSC_0230DSC_0281 When my mom texted me that we’re going to Verona, I felt really really excited. I thought our summer adventure’s over but it wasn’t. Who would not love to travel? I love travelling simply because I want to discover new things and learn different cultures. Verona is the city of love and romance and was known for the Romeo and Juliet love story. Everybody knows how tragic their love story was because of their feuding families. Nevertheless, Romeo and Juliet still fight for their love. And Juliet, on the other hand, committed suicide when she discovers that Romeo was dead beside her. Okay, enough with Literature. Haha. Writing a letter on Juliet’s wall has always been a part of my bucket list and I am very happy that I finally removed it from my bucket list. We’re so lucky the place wasn’t crowded that time. It’s just funny how I hate History class but like visiting historical places. Weird, eh? Lol. I am very thankful that I got to visit the city of love and romance with my first loves — my dad, my mom and my little brother. That’s the highlight of our Verona trip. I made a travel video again! Feel free to watch :)

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Blue Jeans, White Shirt

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Top: H&M | Pants: ROGUE | Shoes: LINDA | Rings: TERRANOVA| Belt: GUESS

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Did you notice something? Obviously, I cut my long mermaid hair! Yes, I chopped it off! It’s been 4 years since I cut my hair short and I just thought that it’s about time to let go of my long hair AGAIN. I know I’ve said before that I won’t cut it again but some changes won’t hurt. I cut my hair short because of three reasons: I’m bored with my hair, I want something new and my hair’s really damaged because of hair dyes. “S” is important because I’ve been coloring my hair a lot of times. My brother was actually the one who forced me to cut my hair, and since I’ve been wanting a summer makeover, I let my mom cut almost 20 inches of it. I entrusted my mermaid hair to my mom :p I know it’s too long! Anyway, I don’t why my brother always wants my hair to look scraggly. I find it so hard to make it messy since it’s very soft and straight. Lol. Right now, I’m very happy with my new hairdo. Short hair is a trend right now though. How do you find them? :)

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Bergamo, Italy 2014

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Walk The Rainbow To The End

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Dress and Clutch: H&M | Sandals and Sunnies: bazaar

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Random thoughts are running through my mind right now which is pretty normal to me. I was staring at my photos, thinking of something. I was reminiscing at the same time. I can’t believe I’m no longer a teen anymore and yes, it hasn’t sunk in me yet. I still feel like a 16-year old high school, enjoying my teenage life. I suddenly missed my teenage years and my childhood years too. There comes a point in our lives when we realize that real life hasn’t started yet. When were kids, we thought we knew what we want to be when we grow up; but when the time comes that we need to face the real world, we don’t know where we want to be, we don’t know what we want to do. From “When I grow up, I want to be…” to “What do I really want to be?”, from dreams to reality. To tell you honestly, I still don’t know where would I be 5 years from now. I can’t see myself anywhere and that disappoints me. The thing is, sometimes, we chill too much to the point that we tend to forget that we’re growing up. Sooner or later, we will face the real world and we have to manage our own lives. We have to walk in the path that’s aligned with our own desires. We shouldn’t be afraid of switching paths, of making wrong decisions because sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. We have to fail so we could learn how to stand up. If you’re experiencing the same dilemma as mine, we don’t have to pressure ourselves. Let’s take it easy. Of course, the future is very important, but the more we overthink, the less we can decide on what we really want to do. However good or bad our situations are now, it will change. Life is fun, let’s enjoy it while we’re young! Always remember that there’s always a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, keep walking :)

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Gardaland Waterpark

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My mom took that photo above! Cool!

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Sun-kissed kiddos :)

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That was me and my brother trying out one of the slides.

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Now, that’s me and my cousin. I love the splash shot!

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It was hotter in Milan than here in Bologna, but the weather wasn’t good earlier that day. Still, we pushed through the outing since it was already planned and we want to dip our feet in the water. Yihee! Good thing the sun came out by afternoon. It was a wonderful and relaxing day. Waterpark was uncrowded that day so my brother and I had a chance to use the slides nonstop. Ahhhhhh those roller coaster slides!!! Sorry, I still can’t get over. Waterpark is a wonderful oasis to spend a day. The place was also surrounded by white sand and palm trees. It makes me feel like I’m at the beach. Swimming is my favorite summer activity so I didn’t bother the sun kissing my skin. In fact, my brother and I sunbathed without sunblock on. Seriously. My mom forgot to buy sunscreen and my aunt forgot to bring hers. Haha. We don’t care though :p Watch our Waterpark adventure video below. Enjoy :)

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Eyes Wide Open

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Top: H&M | Skirt: USSO | Shoes: PLATINO | Bracelet: TERRANOVA | Bag: GIRBAUD

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I decided to pull a laid-back street style when we traveled to Milan. It was a little weird because it’s summer — it was very hot — yet I wore dark colors. Like really? Haha! I’m the type of person who plans my outfit ahead of time so I wouldn’t take forever to dress up the following day. Actually, I was thinking of changing my whole look because (1) I was wearing a bodycon midi skirt, (2)  I cannot breathe, and (3) my baby fats are showing. Lol. Isn’t it annoying when you really want to wear something yet your tummy won’t cooperate? I cannot cover myself with a lot of layers now because it’s extremely hot. I swear the struggles are real!!! But I didn’t change my outfit because it complemented my mood that day. I was really sleepy because I was up so early. We have to catch the 7:00AM something train, and I have to sacrifice my good sleep. Besides, I could sleep in the train, and I did. Of course I took advantage of the long travel time. Sleep is gold to me! Anyway, we just got back home from our 4-day vacation and I’ve too much to blog/share about! :)

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Food: Homemade Sushi

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I’ve been craving for sushi since last month, I guess? The last time I ate sushi was last March when I had a vacation in the Philippines. I know, right? It’s been a long time. And again, if you’re following me on Instagram or Twitter, you knew that we made sushi rolls yesterday. Scratch ‘we’ because my aunt did it herself. I just took the photos for this blog. And of course, EAT!!! Obviously, I have the biggest contribution. Hahaha! She made three different kinds of sushi rolls as captioned above. They taste really good with Kikkoman soy sauce! You could try making your own. Just visit YouTube for the recipe and procedures! So that’s it for now. I really have to pack my things. Toodles!!! Till next week!

P.S. I’m currently snacking sushi right now :p

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Venice, Italy 2014

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Just picked random photos for my blog. I didn’t take those photos, my dad and brother did. Thanks to them :p I’m rushing this travel diary blog post because I still have one post to publish, plus I need to pack my things since I will be leaving again tomorrow. Guess my blog would be a little busy next week.

Venice has always been on my bucket list and I finally ticked it off my list last year. But I really really really want to go back, I’m very glad that we had a chance to see its beauty again last Monday. Who wouldn’t love to explore Venice? It is one of the most interesting places to visit. It’s a very beautiful place — from the lagoon, palaces, piazzas, canals, waterfront plazas, gondolas to people & everything. Since it’s summer, tourists are scattered everywhere. It was a bit crowded and was also very hot. I haven’t swam yet but I had tan lines already. It doesn’t matter to me though. I just seized the moment. The place is very relaxing and I could live there forever. Hope you loved my photo diary! I also made a travel video diary of ourVenice adventure :)

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