Mar 4, 2018


My family and I spent the Chinese New Year long weekend in Baguio. We left on Friday, February 16 late in the morning and arrived at dinner time. We stayed at a transient house in Brgy. Filam Rd. I forgot to take pictures of the house inside, sorry.

Looks cozy, noh? It was!
When we arrived, the owner of the transient house brought us to Gastro Park which is near the house, for us to eat dinner. Then we just spent the night resting and admiring the view from the back of the house. It was 17 degrees that night. Quite cold but I liked it.

There was also a dog in the compound. She was so cute but I didn't take a picture of her. When we were in there I didn't bring my phone with me all the time because I wanted to spend time with my family and admire the place and the view.

Then the day after, we went touring around. We only went to 4 tourist spots because we didn't have much time. We went to the Baguio Museum, Strawberry Farm, The Mansion and Burnham Park. I wanted to go to The Diplomat Hotel and more tourist spots, but like I said we didn't have much time left. The traffic was heavy because of the holiday. We spent a lot of time in the traffic.

The strawberry-flavored ice cream we bought at the Strawberry Farm was so delicious. It tasted like real strawberries, probably because it was made of real strawberries.

Ang hirap magpa-picture. Sobrang daming photobombers. Haha kaya puro selfies na lang kami

Last selfie before going home.

When we got home after the touring, we just ate dinner and then rested. After a few hours, we went back out to the night market. I also wanted to go there but I didn't buy anything. Ang daming tao, di rin ako masyado nakapili ng bibilhin. But all in all, the trip was okay. Except when I got allergies on our way home. I spent most of our byahe sleeping because I took an antihistimine. When we arrived home, I still felt groggy so I just ate dinner and slept.

I really do hope I can go back next time. I want to go to the other places we weren't able to visit.

Much love, Gjanelli

Feb 25, 2018


Hi, so I've decided to get back on blogging. Like post some more topics not just my travels or what inspires me. Yesterday, I got inspired to write again. I was listening to Moira Dela Torre's new album, Malaya, and there's just something in her voice and songs that made me want to get back to writing again. I've missed it. I actually decided to not go with my family to a beach on Batangas because I wanted to finish my chores and my work. Because lately I've been so lazy to do those things and when I started listening to Moira, it just inspired me to just get on with it!

So I opened my Pinterest app, looked for topics to talk about and saw this list about what to write in your lifestyle blog. I picked this topic because I wanted to share with you in case there are people who read my blog. LOL and also to my family who doesn't know these facts about me pls take notes hehe charot

Here's 10 facts that only a few people in my life know about me:
  1. I don't drink coffee. Not because I don't want to, believe me I want it so bad, but every time I try to, I get massive headaches. And no, i'm not allergic. It's the reaction you get when you don't regularly drink coffee and then you suddenly try to (I googled).
  2. I prefer rice more than bread. Don't get me wrong, I love bread, too but only when I'm in the mood to eat it. I just love rice more than life. Chos but I mean, who doesn't??? come fight me 
  3. I'm a light sleeper. My parents and my sister don't believe this fact when I tell them because whenever I sleep at home, I fall asleep immediately. I mean, cmon, of course I would, it's home. It's quiet and comfortable. But whenever I sleep over at another house, I find it hard to sleep. Especially when it's noisy. I also wake up in the middle of the night because i'm uncomfortable.
  4. I have a short attention span. I can't concentrate on one thing if I get distracted. For example, when i'm reading and then suddenly I hear the television or music, I would get distracted and won't be able to concentrate anymore. 
  5. I prefer to work alone. Yes, I need help sometimes when I don't know something in what i'm working on, but I really prefer to work alone. For instance, when i'm writing a new blog post, I don't want anyone lurking behind me and reading what i'm writing. LMAO I know they're gonna read it anyways, but you know what I mean? yeah
  6. I can be a little OCD sometimes. I just like things to be organized, you know? Whenever I see some clutter on my desk, I immediately fix it. Ok, not all the time but most of the times. I hate it when my stuff gets messy. Especially when other people borrow it and then they don't put it back where they picked it from. Like UUGGGHHHH I hate that. pls stop doing that thanks
  7. I get irritated easily. Mostly because of the hot weather in my country. Mabilis kasi ako pagpawisan. So, whenever I sweat, maiirita na ako. ALL THE DAMN TIME. I hate it when I sweat most specially when i'm wearing make-up. (P.S. I'm sorry sa lahat ng nasungitan ko because of this attitude)
  8. I love sweaters/hoodies/long sleeves. But I can't wear them because like I said, HOT WEATHER and well, fact no. 7.
  9. I hate it when the smell of the food sticks to my hair or clothes. I guess this is one of my pet peeves. Whenever I eat out or cook food, the smell of the food would stick to my hair or my clothes and I. FREAKING. HATE. IT when that happens. 
  10. I think ahead of time. At least most of the time. Whenever I would travel, I would list all of the things I'd need and then pack my things a few days before I leave. Or if I plan on going out the next day, I would decide what to wear the day before.

That's it for now. I'm sure there's still a lot I didn't put on the list but they were the facts that only a few people know about me as far as I remember. So if you already know some of this, feel special lol jk

I hope you enjoyed reading these facts as much as I enjoyed writing and sharing them with you!

Much love,

Dec 31, 2017


Hi there! It's the last hour of 2017 and so I just wanted to share how my year went. I think I owe you this one since I only shared 8 blog posts for this year, so here it is:

January: The day we've all been waiting for! Finally, Vichien gave birth to Vianna Flor B. Evangelista, a very cute and chubby baby girl :) My family and I have been waiting for this to happen because we were all excited to meet her. The day before it happened, we went to Vichien's OB-Gyne to have her weekly check up. We actually weren't expecting for her to give birth the next day but her doctor said it's time! So, we kind of panicked because our parents were in Isabela at that time! But we did know what to do anyways. We went to the hospital the next day and then waited. And voila! Welcome to the world, Vianna! :) / Also, before all that happened, we went to Zambales with my family. Read more about it here.

February: Spent Valentine's day with my mother and my aunt at Secret Haven Cafe. We ate, talked and bought plants after. There's a plant store just beside the cafe :)

March: My family and I went to Makati to get something and then we went to BGC to have lunch/merienda. Also, I got a new phone! ;)

April: My family and I went to Batangas to celebrate my birthday. And then, we went out again to celebrate mama's immigrant status lmao I don't know but yeah and then we drove mama to the aiport on the 8th. Last week of April, we went to Puerto Galera with my family :)

May: Went to La Union with Parekoys (another blog post). I went home to Quezon City for Ella's 15th birthday. We went night swimming, had so much fun! And in the last week of May, it was Vianna's christening so lamon na naman mga 'tsong! Haha

June: To celebrate father's day, we watched Wonder Woman and then had early dinner at Shakey's. And then eat out again with the fam! lol

July: Went to Manila to meet my college bestfriend, Ica and her dog Baobei!! :)

August: It was the first time Vianna tried sitting, but only for a few seconds. Then, my first time eating at a food park with ate Tin's friends/church mates. Also happened, Vianna's first time to swim! It was so fun even though she had no reaction at all lol we also celebrated papa's birthday thru a weekend long of foodtrip hahaha and then on the 27th, mommy's 1st death anniversary we had a boodle fight. Last week of August, I went to Manila to see my cousins :)

September: Finally met with my best friend after so many years! charot but it felt like it huhu we just shared stories with each other the whole 1-2 hours? and then we had dinner. Also, September had a few beautiful sunsets which I was thankful for because I loooooove sunsets. My family and I went to National Museum, it was my first time! I loved it. Especially the photograpy part, I think it was on the 2nd/3rd floor? omg i cant remember but I loved it. ANNNNDDDDD the best thing that ever happened to me this month...... Purpose Tour!!!! was cancelledt lmao i'm still bitter up to this day because leche talaga to si Justin, paasa. hahahaha charot still love him though pero I almost didn't see him (nung hindi pa niya kina-cancel) I was supposed to get the Lower box tix but papa didn't allow me, hindi daw practical. true pero Justin yun e :( So I bought a gen ad ticket from another fan na lang, tapos the next day nag-cancel si Justin hahaha yaw q na

October: My cousins and I tried the Nuclear noodles challenge??? Basta yung Samyang lol and shocks ang its soooo spicy (malamang hahaha). My grandmother treated us to dinner for JM's birthday at Vikings! Went to Nuvali for my lolo's house turn over. Movie date with papsi, ate and Fedz. Huhubels with Tita Mau went to Caleruega and the Gingerbread House. YAAAYYYYY

November: We lost one of my grandmothers, mama Ding. She was close to mommy. After the burial, we had dinner to celebrate mommy's birthday. My family and I went to Padre Pio Batangas. And then, Papsi, Mikhail, ate and I celebrated her birthday at Okada. We had early dinner first at Seafood Island. And then the day after, my cousins and I ate at Onyang's, ate's treat!

December: I finally changed my blog's name to MY NAME and I also got a domain!! It was on sale so I bought it since I wanted to try it for a long time now. I still don't know how it works but i'm still learning lol more gala and selfies with Vianna and went to ate Tin's church in Silang to celebrate watch their Christmas concert. Christmas Eve with huhubels :)

I've experienced a lot this year, from celebrating life to being depressed (I shouldn't have diagnosed myself because i'm not a professional, but i'm pretty sure I was), to eating my heart out to going on a diet again, also, self realization and self discovery have happened this year too, which i'm sure I will write another blog post about, hopefully. lol

2018 is only an hour away and I only wish for good things to happen like:

  • acceptance
  • stability
  • safety/security
  • a job (hopefully & finally)
  • more travel
  • more self confidence
  • more life lessons
  • good health for me and my family
  • be healthier
  • closer relationship with God
  • to find my purpose in life
  • hopefully world peace and end hunger and poverty :(
I wish you enjoyed 2017 as much as I enjoyed it and have a great and wonderful new year ahead! Cheers to life!

Much love,
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