WhateverBabe Files: January 2016

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The dawn of a new beginning starts with an intensive clean up. Whether it be your front lawn that's infested with new year's eve remnants or your inner consciousness that needs some cleansing, the first month of the year is usually the time to do all that. Coupled with the power of goal setting, personal cleansing is an effective way to get the bad out and let the good in.

My January started with Mercury retrograde. This meant a disappointing financial investment which made for a disappointing dress and an emergency dress shopping a day before my scheduled leave for Albay, a sprained left ankle during and after the 15-hour zero degree ride and two weeks off the internet. The latter being the worst. While this phenomenon would usually plummet me to the verge of depression, this time it gave me enough time to examine myself by bringing me back to where I came from.

Aside from being welcomed by a new family, who invited me for a 2-week stay after the wedding, I'm really grateful for the life lessons I allowed the universe to inculcate in me in those days. I learned that I'm having first world problems and that most of them are self-destructive. Quarter life crisis is actually a myth. I learned that the hard way--in tears and in a heartfelt conversation with another friend going through it. There's no such thing unless you keep on comparing yourself with other people, and giving as much of a fuck as to what others are thinking. The truth is sometimes you're the only one assuming what they'd be thinking.

Indeed it has been 5 years since college graduation, and I realized every person has an individualized ladder to success. A license doesn't really assure you of anything. You may get laid off from work or get cheated on, but everything happens for a good reason. Opportunities present themselves to us at the exact time they're supposed to and maybe we just have to be patient and wait for it.
"Sometimes, it's just not for us. The job, the interview, the man, or, in this case, the crown...sometimes, it's just for someone else. Not because they are better, more qualified, prettier, nicer, superior to us, but because it is their opportunity, not ours. And that's okay, because our opportunities - our job, our interview, the man of our dreams - are not for them either. They're ours. And they're often right on the other side of rejection."
- Olivia Jordan, Ms. USA-Universe 2015

How to have a better sex with your mind as explained by Meditation guru Ora Nadrich.

Getting to know the women behind the Ziegfeld Girls.

A brief history lesson on Pinoy Expressions

A Look at the Paternoster: the obsolete revolving elevator of the 19th century

Incorrect popularized images from history, and their more accurate explanation.
 Snow White in Watercolor
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Quirky Photo Manipulations
via liweiart

A 93-year old Model
via boredpanda

Bedazzled LIPS
via thefashionspot

Straight from the World of Inception
via designboom


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