When I went to Hong Kong last year, I used my own money so everything has to be on a budget. I’m also not a luxury traveler so I don’t really splurge on anything. As much as possible I like to take the most efficient and cost-effective ways when I fly out. Even for my Japan trip this year, despite traveling with my mom, I’m still always conscious about having an itinerary that wouldn’t break the bank. Thus, I’m starting this On A Budget segment for the tips and tricks that I think could help other people out.
I really think the universe is trying its best to make it up for me because this month has been better than the last. This month was so eventful that it just flew by! I didn’t realize that it was already about to end that I almost forgot to write this entry!
It’s been a long time since I last posted something about skincare. I’m still not an expert but I’m very much still an avid enthusiast. Over the past year, I have given much more thought on what goes on my face and by now, I think I’ve pretty much got it. These products that I’ve been using for the past five months are now my skincare staples. I’ve never bought products more than once but I find myself restocking these twice a month! They’re doing their job on my skin and I’m very thankful for that.
Last year, I blogged about being torn regarding which camera to buy. Not only am I taking blogging much more seriously now, but I’m also in that phase where I want to preserve each memory beautifully and print out my best travel pictures. With that said, I need a camera that does the job perfectly for me without breaking the bank. As a student still depending on her parents for pretty much everything, I always have to be conscious about the quality of every huge purchase that I’m going to make. I finally narrowed my four choices down to one.
I’m going to start this off by saying that I am not, in any way, an expert. I’m not a well-known blogger, and I don’t make huge bucks from blogging. But I think I’ve been blogging long enough, and have collaborated with enough brands to somehow know what I’m talking about. It took me years before I first got contacted for a collaboration.
This post marks the start of my Japan travel series because *drum roll please* I’m going to Japan this April! It’s such a dream come true for me because I’ve always wanted to visit. It’s so timely because when my mom went there last year, she said that she was going to visit again the following year because she was too early for the Sakura season when she went. I told her that I want to go with her, and surprisingly, she agreed. She’s not one to always say yes to my plans without me having to earn it so her approval came as quite a shock to me. Lol. So the first step for me to be able to see a cherry blossom tree is to get a Japan visa.
I’ve been struggling to find the words to explain how I feel. It’s been a month and I still don’t know how to properly express what I felt when you told me that we have to go our separate ways. I’ve always found it easy to put into writing what I feel but I’m at loss with how I should write about us. Maybe because writing about it means it’s actually real, that it’s really over. Or maybe that no matter how painful it was, I know it deserves nothing but the best of my words.