Hi, I'm Eleigh

A registered nurse, aspiring writer, artist, photographer, internet slave and an adult who hasn't lost her child-like sense of wonder, Eleigh is a true blue Gemini in love with Skulls and Butterflies who lives to scratch her itch for arts, fashion, history, new places and stories worth sharing. Her blog, Whatever Babe, brings nonstop ramblings about miscellaneous things that delight the curious and inspire the ordinary.

I have a muscle atrophy on my left leg which looks like an inside out lump, which I now proudly accept as a part of me that makes me unique. I am also grateful that I am still able to walk and my promiscuity has been restrained, therefore I have a brighter future, because of this.

I can eat Fried Chicken forever. I am eternally grateful that I do not have any food allergies and I can eat fried chicken for every meal of every day. Just kidding, but I really think I can.

I am a proud Gemini chick. Everything you read about the characteristics of a Gemini strongly applies to me. Although honestly, I have restrained and repressed the ugly side through the years because those qualities made me a negative person and I'm now a changed happy woman.

I usually don't get excited about anything, I don't know why but I get giddy when something awesome is about to arrive or there's an upcoming event but when I'm already in front of the object or in the event itself, I lose all excitement that easily. Or maybe I have a different way of expressing excitement. Sometimes I'm misunderstood as a person who doesn't give a shit about anything because of this, but really, I rarely get enthusiastic about anything or I just don't react normally.

Since we have no cable, I watch every season of American Dad and Family Guy the whole day minus news time. I just let every episode play even if it repeats after each season. I'm not obsessed with American Dad and Family Guy but it's my comfort tv series. It doesn't cease to entertain me even though I have memorized the punchlines.

If I were a cartoon I'd want to be Roger Smith. He does whatever he wants whenever he wants with different personas using costumes and wigs. It's borderline genius to live over 100 years and experience every type of personality with every type of profession, never grow old, and still be a drunk mess.

I'm a soul person. I meditate. I believe in fate, karma and the supernatural. I like reading horoscopes. I spend more time exercising my mind than my body. Sadly, because I love to focus on my inner self, I tend to be a loner sometimes. I get easily suffocated in social events. I love ME times more than social times. I'm a home person, a dreamer rather than a doer. I gotta change this attitude.

 I'm a supportive sister to my gay brother and to all who stood up and said 'I'm here. I'm queer. Get used to it.' I believe the LGBT community deserves equal rights like every normal human person and I think the church of all institutions should stop instigating discrimination.

I am an anime lover at heart! In high school I happen to be one of the biggest anime addicts. I have a huge anime collection of stickers, trading cards, posters, etc. I have made a lot of anime artworks and my own manga. Unfortunately, I kept this in my personal vault when I reached college. I started feeling awkward seeing other girls my age doing kawaii pose and singing JAM. 

 When I have no work, I usually wake up at 3pm and sleep at 8am. I'm a graveyard shift person. But I'm also anemic so I drink a lot of food supplements to keep me healthy.

 I'm obsessed with cute notebooks. I have quite a collection of notebooks I bought but never use. I also love recycling used bond papers into tiny notebooks. Yup, weird obsession with notebooks.

EDM Sunburn Music Festival and Cool Rave Outfits to Try

Going to an EDM Party at the beach is totally one of the highlighted items on my bucket list. Especially because I realized lately that I haven't been enjoying life as much, I figured I needed to party a lot more this year. Now, I'm not about #AllOutYOLO but only a little bit of that just to ease the tension from work and the daily stresses of life. I yearn to go somewhere unfamiliar, meet new people and capture memories. 

25 Things My Birthday Made Me Realize

Etno series photographed by Ula Koska

Last June 12, as my nation celebrated its Independence Day, I celebrated my 25th year in existence. Now, I don't want to sound cocky about the whole "25 years in existence" because as an adult, that's how birthdays make me feel--not old but acknowledged. 

Although I kind of spent my birthday at work (hey, double pay, right?), got my buddies pizza, chicken and oreo chewies, it still overwhelmed me that people, even those I haven't spoke with in years, would go out of their way to send me a greeting thru Facebook. It's cool to have your birthday on your profile because it reminds people that you ought to be acknowledged for surviving another year. It may only take a tenth of a minute to send someone a Happy Birthday greeting, but it's always sure to warm the celebrant's heart, no matter how half-assed it may have been worded (HBD, may be the laziest greeting but hey, they bothered to send you a greeting nevertheless.)

I actually don't get it when people try to "test" their friends by removing their birthdate on their profiles, and calling on them for forgetting. In a busy world that we live in, in this day and age, as much as birthdays are important dates to remember, people still ought to be reminded. Honestly, dates are the hardest things to memorize, and without Facebook reminders, I would most likely forget even my family's birth dates.

Running through such a long list of people who greeted me yesterday was what made me feel extra awesome. Seriously, I almost cried! That's how emotional I can get for being acknowledged. It's simply one of the best feelings in the world. Apart from the flowers and gifts I received from my loved ones, of course.

Chemworld Fragrance Factory Opens its 16th Branch at BGC Stopover

Last week, together with the grand opening of SkinStationChemworld Fragrance Factory, a sister company, also held its so-called back to back grand opening at the 3rd Level, BGC Stopover, Taguig City. CFF celebrates their 11th year in business with the opening of its flagship store in Taguig alongside its 14th and 15th branches at Fairview Terraces and SM North Edsa.

This is exciting news for DIYers and raketeras in BGC! The perfect do-it-yourself store for fragrances is now in town! Chemworld Fragrances has a wide array of ingredients, scents, and bottles used for perfume-making. Whether you're into concocting your own unique scent, or you're planning to have a part-time business, this is the store to check out.

Skin Station Opens their 30th Branch at BGC Stopover

For a girl who came from the province, where I had only one go-to skin clinic, finding a reputable dermatology clinic in the busy streets of Manila can be quite a handful. There are a ton of skin clinics everywhere and you never know if they're certified, how their services are and if they're going to upsell you on a bunch of expensive add ons that will never work. For 5 years I never had any facial, and my vanity's screaming for one right now. That's why I'm glad to have found Skin Station!

I remember trudging through the crazy laser tag game at Skin Station's booth last Blogapalooza 2016. I won a bunch of freebies and a 1500 worth of Diode Laser treatment (which I really NEEDED).

I was fortunate to have received a text message from Ms. Abi immediately after the event. She invited me to the grand opening of their 30th branch at BGC Stopover Pavillion last Tuesday May 31st. It's a back to back opening with Chemworld Fragrances, which is a sister company. Although I only had an hour's worth of time to check it out (I get off at 2, and my office is just a block away), I really felt as if I was meant to go here. You know me, I'm such a coincidence believer. And probably, it's about time I give me some good ol' pampering.