July 31, 2015

Caliraya Weekend

Spent the weekend with my a couple of my close friends (& also favorite Instacouple), Kimi and Thomas. We visited a good friend's place in Caliraya to check out the area for a possible place to hold another Instameet! And we've got our fingers crossed that everything works out and the weather cooperates on the dates we decide to hold the meet. Excited to finalize everything and announce when will it be! I will definitely keep everyone posted.

A quick trivia for everyone: Caliraya Lake is man-made! 

(right) Carlo and Cat + a peek of Caliraya Lake from the Japanese Garden


This trip was nothing short of perfect. The weather was great and I was with great company. I'm definitely missing that afternoon by the lake.

Big thanks again to Cat and her family for having us!

July 12, 2015

Black, White, & Apples

Back to the usual flat lays. I really find it fun to do flat lays for some reason. Probably because I get to practice styling (where to put what and what goes with what) when doing it.

(Leather on leather just looks so pretty!)

I was never really a watch person before but when I first bought a leather watch a couple of years ago, I started become interested in different watches. I've probably browsed through a lot of watch catalogues. I've been eyeing this Black Leather Daniel Wellington watch and so happy I finally got one. You can get 15% from your purchase when you use the code "jelito" when checking out.

This wallet is from a Kafoury. Designed and made by Ian De Graff. Big fan of his stuff.

July 5, 2015

Exploring Mount Pinatubo

So far my favorite trip in 2015!

I've always wanted to visit Mt. Pinatubo ever since I saw photos online. I just had to see it for myself. Luckily, my friend brought it up in a chat group I was in and it turns out everyone wanted to go too! A couple of weeks after we talked about the trip, we found ourselves in a van on our way to Mt. Pinatubo. 

Our ride to the starting point of our 14km hike to the crater

Kara, Elena, Nikki, Melissa (not seen in photo)

An expanse of lahar caused by the 1991 volcanic eruption
(If you're curious what happened here's a link to the history of what happened: The Cataclysmic 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines)

The ride may look fun in photos but staying on the jeep was very, very hard. Especially when you're like me who spent the whole ride standing up and taking photos.

Everyone was full of energy and excited to start the hike!

Some locals we passed by on the way to the crater.

Such an amazing feeling to finally see this place in person.

The weather was looking pretty gloomy but really thankful that it didn't rain on our way up or down the crater.

To see more photos you can check our group hashtag #PINA7UBO on Instagram.