While booking the flights: Friend: Do you want to go surfing in Siargao in October? Tara: Hmmmm. Uy, pasok sa list ko!Go! Friend:*books flights* Tara: Ok, where the hell is Siargao? Of course I still do not know the island's coordinates on the map and knowing myself, I never really...

did name me after one: Tara. In Hindu, Tara means 'star.' If I have then led a painfully dull life, it would have been a tragedy and a shame to the Hindu lexicon. Yes, I wouldn't dare be humble about it. Too, Tara comes from an Irish Hill name {yes, indeed the origin of my Foursquare handle...

Celebrating Beautynomics' Fifth Anniversary is Sophia Uy {haha, love you, Sophie!} What's up for grabs? 1. 5 Pond's Gift Packs ( full range of either Pond's Gold Radiance, Flawless White, or Age Miracle ) 2. 1 The Body Shop Shiso White Skin Care range 3. 5 L'Oreal Paris Gift Packs +...

Every single time I step back into my home with my bags in tow, I feel my skin tingling as I realize that the Tara who was coming back is not the Tara who left. Something from every place I've been to adds or subtracts something from me. Most of the time, they were for the better --...

Colleagues have asked my boss why it was I that he chose, and despite never admitting this to his face, I consider it one of the best compliments of my life: There were many others who were smarter, made lesser mistakes, had greater writing but Tara stood out because I saw that the company...

Ok, now that I think about it, it was a deep-seated sadness that causes me to revert to retail therapy, and what better way to treat sadness than a shiny new book? It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking...

I was musing to myself on Saturday afternoon after I woke up from a deep nap, of the things that I have done or accomplished over the latest week and while yes, I knew there had to be a hundred reasons why I was so tired, I suddenly asked myself: "What have I done this week?" Is this...

Bear hugs and bunny kisses, Tara

And it gets more interesting as I saw some paintings: Tara: Mama, picture-an mo ako with this painting, please. Mama: Bakit, sino ba yan? Kilala mo? Tara: Hindi. Mama: Eh bakit papapicture ka. Tara: Parang importante eh. Malay mo. Another important gold structure. I'd love to show...

{To all of you who does this, one hand in the air!} And while my very first group-buying deal I bought was more for vanity purposed, the next two were for my fitness {or lack thereof} life, as well as two items from my 26 before 26 list. 1. Yoga. For only a thousand bucks, I am enrolled...

 

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