Our youth is the perfect time to build ourselves, make mistakes and keep repeating them until we figure it all out, though it takes a lifetime of process in order to do that.
As the popular saying goes: “You cannot pour from an empty cup”, which translates to an individual being unable to give what one does not have. That is why in this world of a global village where everything is at the tip of our fingertips, it is easy to fall and compare our behind the scenes to someone else’s spotlight.
Traveling may not be the one stop solution to everything, but its rewards are better than staying stagnant. In doubt and in confusion, it is just to give yourself a break and learn to pat your own back for your hard work in order to give ample time to reflect and contemplate on things that truly matter.
According to Chad Corrin from aspiringmind.com, stepping on a foreign land brightens your perspective as you learn about the place and culture from immersing yourself with the locals. This way, you can easily compare and contrast their way of living to yours, giving you a new set of options on how to rewire how you perceive things.
Dr. Adam Simon wrote in pushdoctors.uk how being in a new environment is good for your mental health as it gives you a sense of excitement and therefore de-stressing yourself by giving you a totally different experience out of your daily routine. The stories you gather are also key in boosting your self-esteem as you feel a sense of achievement by finally ticking that area in your bucket-list.
Traveling also creates meaningful relationships, as a limited stay is synonymous to a limited time that gives you no time for negativity – this paves more room for a kinder tongue and an ear that listens to understand. Most importantly, this gives you the idea that though people may come from different walks of life, we share the same values such as love for our families and friends, as well as the need to be able to connect with each other.
“These memories make up what we are. They shape our identity. They make us smile. Most importantly, they make us feel alive” Louise Ronnerdahl, an avid traveller from Kiva.org says.
In a simpler sense, airtreks.com has provided one main reason to get you packing your bags in an instant: because you want to. Getting a taste of the world isn’t something to deprive yourself of as it helps you move forward wherever you are as it gets you reminiscing where you have been, where you are and where you’re about to go.
“Every trip changes you. Big or small. You never come back from a trip quite the same as before you left” Ronnerdahl adds.
There are a million excuses as to why most people are scared to pick up their bags and see the world: lack of time and money. Traveling does not need to be expensive and luxurious. Time constraints? Spend a weekend at a local area where the sea breeze caresses your face. Lack of money? Hop on a bus that you can catch at dawn.
It does not matter where you go and how you go about it, what matters is what you take back with you—a better you.
Holy Week Must-Haves
Going on a trip? Look stunning and stylish on your Holy Week trip with these must-haves.
There are plenty of ways to spend the Holy Week. Some people prefer to stay at home and fast while some people prefer to go out of town to spend the week. Contrary to the belief that traveling during this time is risky because of the superstition that evil spirits are lurking amongst us, most people actually enjoy going to beaches or mountains to have a fun and relaxing time with their family or friends during the long holiday.
Of course, planning the trip took some time for you and you’re cramming on your shopping on what things you need to bring with you on your vacation. That is why we listed a couple of things that you must pack with you on your trip because we want you to look good and stylish during this Holy Week.
Benefit Gimme Brow Gel and Bad Gal Bang Mascara
Waterproof makeup is a must when going on beach vacations. The Benefit Gimme Brow Gel and their Bad Gal Bang Mascara are best brought when it comes to trips like this. Have fleeky brows using the Gimme Brow Gel with its formula that is created with microfibers that makes your brows full-looking. Their Bad Gal Bang Mascara also makes your lashes pop with their gravity defying formula that even after a long day, your lashes will surely still have that volume. Both of these products are water-resistant and long lasting so you don’t have to worry of having to retouch while you’re enjoying your day.
Origins Vitazing SPF 15
One thing we’re all worried about when going on vacations is how we can protect our skin from the sun. The Origins Vitazing SPF 15 will surely come in handy when going to vacations. It’s a moisturizer, a foundation and a sunscreen, all in one product. The Origins Vitazing SPF 15 will help you look fresh and clear while protecting you from damaging your skin from the sun exposure that carries UV rays.
Maryan Mehlhorn ‘Fusion’ (Hibiscus) Underwired Bikini
This swimwear by Maryan Mehlhorn will definitely bring you that confident vacation vibe this Holy Week. The luxurious bikini is designed with a mixture of prints that will make you look stylish and fashionable as you enjoy swimming in the waters or sunbathing in the sand. Made and designed to fit all shapes, this swimwear will surely make you look and feel elegant yet sexy once you wear it at the beach.
Lilly Pulitzer Castilla Cover Up in Resort White
If there’s anything you can’t be without when going to a beach, it would be a cover up. Cover ups always create the look, especially on photos. There are many kinds of cover ups available but this one from Lilly Pulitzer just looks so stunning with its flowy cloth and tassel designs which would really add the beachy vibe to your outfit. Plus, it matches the Maryan Mehlhorn swimwear mentioned earlier.
Dolce and Gabbana Butterfly Acetate Glasses
Look classy throughout your vacation with Dolce and Gabbana’s Butterfly Acetate Glasses. These square-shaped glasses would not only protect your eyes from the sun, but it would also make you look stylish and cute when you wear this at beach. Definitely, it will match any outfit that you choose to pair it with.
Cult Gaia’s Gaias Ark Bag
The Ark Bag from Cult Gaia is a staple and a classic to the brand. This bag from Cult Gaia is made from bamboo and it displays its iconic arc shape that not only is stylish but is also easy to carry with you wherever you go. It’s also very spacious and it can carry all your beach essentials such as sunblock, sunglasses and your camera.
Lapin House Straw Sun Hat
Known for its style and function, a vacation look is never complete without a cute floppy hat. Lapin House’s Straw Sun Hat would really look cute on you with its white ribbon band on top that would totally match the Lilly Pulitzer Cover Up or any outfit that you’ll be wearing. It’s also big enough to protect your face from direct exposure to sunlight and we want none of that.
Lady Rustan Dei Thin Cross Strap Sandals
A simple yet stunning sandals would complete your vacation look and adding a Lady Rustan sandals in leather should do the trick. These sandals would be perfect with any outfit that you have in mind and it’s good for walks on the sand. You can either get the brown one or the white one for the perfect beach look.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6
A polaroid camera is always a must when going on a vacation. Capture precious moments with Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ6. It’s better than your regular polaroid camera because it prints bigger films that will capture the beauty of every scene that you take, may it be a landscape of a place or it can just be a picture of you and your loved ones that you went to vacation with.
Enjoy a Funtastic Easter Sunday with the Kids at Rustans
Easter is just a skip away, and for kids it’s really a super fun holiday.
Egg-citing treats and surprises await them at the Rustan’s Easter Party on Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Rustan’s Children’s Department, Ayala Center Cebu. For a minimum single receipt purchase of P 3,000 from the Kids’ Department, come and enjoy the following:
Sure to delight kids are a selection of food carts filled with yummy sweet and savory snacks.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny hid many colorful Easter eggs at the barnyard for our precious little hunters to find. Hop along and join the search for a chance to win special prizes from our different kids’ brands. Each participant also gets a Kinderjoy egg!
Easter Egg Decorating
Kids get to design and take home their one-of-a-kind egg creation at the Easter egg decorating station.
Crayola Art Activity
Let your kid’s inner artist shine. Make a splash with pastel shades, bright patterns or rainbow colors.
Lego Building Contest
Fancy building an Easter bunny or a giant Easter egg? Let kids’ imaginations take flight with the Lego Building Contest at the Lego Corner. Exciting prizes are in store for those with the most creative and imaginative Lego creations.
It’s going to be a very hoppy Easter celebration at the Rustan’s Department Store.
For more information and updates, visit https://rustans.com.ph and @rustansph on Facebook and Instagram
Here’s What Cebu’s Restaurateurs are Preparing for Easter Week
“For Most Holy week days, we’re most likely out of town. But buona pascqua is huge in Italy. So when we’re in town, we’re spending Sundays around the kitchen. We do gnocchi in all sorts of forms. We’re rolling it, then pan frying, adding reduced liquid , adding meat. Using cauliflower to make it healthier. And how can Easter be without a sweet? A Burnt Caramelized mini “otap” Tart with pear is our choice.” —Kate Anzani, Anzani
“One day this Holy Week, it’s going to be ribeye, mashed potatoes, puttanesca pasta for dinner and homemade tacos & margarita for the afternoon. Other days, we dine out.” —Jan Rodriguez, Weekend
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