Sunday, April 13, 2014


There are too many things that are making me feel really sad lately but I'm trying to take it positively by smiling, being busy and hanging out with my friends. First, Justin went to Japan to visit me for 11 days (I'll update you about that soon and the many places that we visited) but he already left. I felt like I lost a part of me. It's been 13 days and I'm still coping. Trying my very best to smile and have fun! Second, I went home to my family's house for a bit but now I'm living alone again.. Double separation anxiety. I'm really close to my sisters so I'm kind of lost without them. And lastly (since I don't want to stress you out about me being lonely), I have to work on May 1st (my birthday) for the first time in my life. Usually, I have time off but this year it's different. I'll probably spend it alone as well and it's making me feel anxious. People in Japan usually sleep it off. Birthdays are just birthdays anyway, I know. 

dress and belt from Carey | sandals from Rexcy

Thanks to my friends for giving me and lending me items for this shoot. I only brought my backpack for our trip to Okinawa thus the lack of clothing and stuff! So you probably read my short story about feeling blue (above) and now I'm going to tell you how to get over it. Probably first, I sleep. It's my way to relax and get over something. Second is taking a hot bath with milk scrub while listening to music or chatting with Coleen and China via LINE. Third would be face time with Justin. And finally, going out. Actually, I just got back from my trip to Osaka, Kobe, Befu, Kyoto and Okinawa. It must be the most tiring vacation I've ever had but it made me feel really good and ready for the world.

Friday, April 11, 2014


Be who you are. It's okay. I think it's the best feeling in the world. When you are free, no one influences your thoughts nor your feelings. This is Ashley and this is how I want to be. 

These photos are taken from Okinawa by the way. Their beach has a lot of resemblance to the beaches I usually go to in the Philippines. White sand, shallow water and beautiful scenery. Except, I'm still bias to Boracay and Carbin Reef (Bacolod) for some unexplainable reasons. 

Okinawa is a boasting city though. I must admit. They have a very good monorail system and buses that goes around. Though I really suggest getting a car to drive around the city. Next time! 

Photos by Rexcy and Carey

Thursday, April 10, 2014


"I wish I wore heels.."
"I wish I was an Olsen.."
"I wish I dress like a Harajuku kid.."

Well, I wish I don't have many wishes. I really believe that the city you live in influences your style. For example, when I was still living in Manila, I wore very laid back pieces. Slippers, jeans, tank tops and lots of dresses like the one I'm wearing above! We call it "Marimar" look. Except when Gossip Girl became a really famous soap, I started dressing up in coloured tights, closed shoes and jumpers. Not to forget, headbands. 

Then when I was in Kobe, I want to adopt their classic style donning only pieces that will last in my closet. My style inspiration were Nicole Warne and Audrey Hepburn. I've been loving it for so long but now that I'm in Harajuku almost every weekend and during weeknights whenever there's an event, I feel out of place again. Under dressed, too. I have to inspired by my friend, Annika again. Remember this wonderful mermaid shoot? I kinda miss it. 

Sometimes, you have to lose yourself to find yourself coming back to you again. Maybe?

Photos by Rexcy 
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