Mylz Romero

The Black Friday Craze

Black Friday is an enormous event for retailers in America. It’s that day of the year where people go cray cray over materialistic things because of the huge discounts or promotions that stores all over United States offer.

I honestly didn’t understand what Black Friday meant. I just know that it’s when Americans go shopping aggressively in stores the day after Thanksgiving. Through my data mining, I found out that there’s no specific origin for this so called Black Friday. Some say it’s the employees that work in retail who started it. It is, after all, that time of the year where they work extra hard coupled with long hours.

I don’t blame them. I’ve worked for a big Department Store as a Junior Buyer before and the busiest time is always the last quarter of the year. People have so much money during the holidays and retailers take advantage of that. As someone who’s brought up by business-minded parents, I have to say that Black Friday is one of the most successful marketing strategy that was invented. LOL

Being a self-confessed shopaholic, of course I did some shopping last Friday. I couldn’t resist myself. It’s the least that I could do to help the economy. Haha! I guess it’s a good thing I wasn’t in the States or else I might have emptied my savings again. LOL

Here are some of the items I bought during Black Friday:

collageFrom left to right: Body Language Wrap Around, Day Dream Halter Top, Mixed Emotions Ribbed Top, Sweet Nothings Bardot Top
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I bought them online in one seating. Huhu. I know, I know. I need to practice a little bit of self-control. But it’s just that I know that I deserve them from working “hard” for the past few months. And my Dad always reminds me that I have to reward myself every now and then. :P

Speaking of online shopping, I’ve heard that there’s this annual online shopping event where most, if not all, e-commerce websites come together to bring the best deals and promos they can offer. Netizens call it the Online Fever, which is happening on December 12 (12/12, awesome right?!). Now the good news is, Online Fever is coming at Zalora Philippines! To all my fashion lover friends out there who loves to shop online, there’s definitely something to look forward to this month!

To more shopping this holiday season!

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

Stress Free

If you have been following my blog for a while now, you’d know that I have been undergoing a lot of things recently. One of the reasons why I went back here in America is for me to be able to think clearly without the stressors back home. And for the past three months, I have learned so much and my goals in life are more clear now.

Inspired by having an awesome stay here in California, I decided to ditch the classic style and went for something more comfortable. Below are pictures of what I wore during one of those stress free days.

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2Forever 21 bodysuit and shorts

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4Adidas Energy Boost sneakers

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I have realized that there’s so much I should be thankful for. From my parents to my relationship with my boyfriend and friends to the little things that I experience everyday. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t realized that much earlier in life. I guess some big and emotional things were handled wrongly. Nevertheless, what’s important is that today I know that I am #blessed and that I should be more confident and hopeful of what’s to come. Future, I am ready for yah!

-the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

Bay Area Adventure: Day 2

We spent our first day of our Bay Area Adventure in Santa Cruz and Carmel by the Sea. For our second day, we spent driving along the scenic road of the 17 Mile Drive.

Important Note: There is an entrance fee of 10 USD when going through the 17 Mile Drive.

First stop was the Pebble Beach. One of the things that I have observed when we stopped over were people in golf outfits. Well, Pebble Beach is a famous spot for golf enthusiasts after all. And if that’s not enough of a sign that people who go and stay there are rich, there’s a big Rolex clock just outside of the Lodge. LOL

Here are some pictures we took as we drove along (and did mini stops of course) 17 Mile Drive:

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach is a historic hotel with an oceanside view. With golf courses around the vicinity, there are golf boutiques within the Lodge so rich people can buy their golf outfits anytime. LOL

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The view you’ll see when you stay at the Lodge. I guess the $3000 stay per night is worth it.

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When driving along 17 Mile, you’ll see forests like this. You’ll be shocked with the houses (yes there are residences within the Drive!) you’ll see as you drive by. I saw this huge castle-like mansion with national flags in front. I could imagine that some monarch family owns it.

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I’m on the other side of the ocean but I no longer feel alone :)

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That photo above is a picture of one of the 10 most magnificent trees in the world. The Lone Cypress is an iconic stop along 17 Mile Drive.

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The road above is the famous Spanish Bay. Pretty isn’t it?

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Such a breathtaking view, right? I mean look at how blue the ocean water is! Their white sand (our white sand in the PH is actually much whiter) felt like sugar grains. And the water? If you like bathing in ice cold water, you are very much welcome to dive. LOL

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My 17 Mile Drive adventure is comparable to my experience when I walked along the Great Wall of China. Both felt surreal. I realized how blessed I was to be able to touch another part of the world. Places where not everyone is given the opportunity to experience it.

I have also learned the hardship of not having the same language and culture with people around mo so I have to be more independent and confident in everything that I do. I have enjoyed my US journey and at the same time incredibly miss my cats and family. I may be leaving the US soon but it has taught me a lot of things and I hope that I’d be a changed woman (for the better) when I come back to my home country.

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

P.S. I still have my Napa adventure to post soon! <3