Tuesday, April 30, 2013





TurnbackTuesday is a section of LovingSunshine.com dedicated to personal thoughts and other stories of inspiration, love and life that I share with you every week. TurnbackTuesday is scheduled on Tuesdays, 11:30AM PH time. 

Hello Sunshine! Once upon a time, I hated pictures. I hated how I had to have them taken. I hated how I had to endure capturing into colored glossy sheets the ugliness of my non-photogenic face. I am not your typical cute kid, or at least I can say that I didn’t have the adorable qualities I look for in kids nowadays. I wasn’t jolly, I hang even the cutest outfits awkwardly. I pouted at every snap.


Then I learned to accept myself, the things about who I am and what I want to be. I learned that in our own uniqueness, we are exceptional. That if we find love within us, there’s more love to share for others who find it hard to discover that emotion.


So I became your effervescent #wildchild, a living example of carefree panic, the walking book of this and that. And darling, it’s so good to just live. It feels good to do loca every now and then. Of course, you’d get the occasional reminder, it’s not healthy to live on the edge, stability should be a goal especially as you grown older; but on a personal level, I always smirk to myself and instill that the growth I experience through my own whirlwind path is a kind of growing that wildflowers endure. And we all know, wildflowers are the prettiest!

So from shy and awkward detachment, I present to you a more relaxed yet always in movement Kumiko. Well, that’s Kumiko in her second year high school body!

Notice how my eyes knew less about life?

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Saturday, April 27, 2013





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Hello Sunshine! Few days ago, I watched Moonrise Kingdom and fell in love with this Raven.

How to make your Wild Child makeup palette

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Hello Sunshine! Were you able to enjoy Sample Room's Earth Day run? If not, well I've got great news! One of the major sponsors of the exclusive run is a brand that I have trusted for years, Zenutrients. Zenutrients is a homegrown brand of natural and organic beauty products that I just love... and am sure you will fall in love too!

Purely in love with Zenutrients!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013





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Hello Sunshine! Would you please tell me how you spent your Earth Day? What, wait, you didn't know there was an Earth Day? Well... it's never too late.

If you missed out on Earth Day festivities, or if you want more earth-conscious activities, then this run is for you!

Our bodies and the earth share one of the most important things that sustain life – water. With both composed of 70% water, humans and the earth share an interest in respectively strengthening our bodies and in being conserved, long enough for future generations to enjoy healthy bodies and a healthy world.

Water is a critical component in ensuring that our bodies are not only hydrated, but also that all essential nutrients are properly circulated throughout our system. As we grow older, we have less water in our bodies; the same thing happens when we become less fit and more fat. One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to run – not only does it improve circulation, weight loss, and oxygen flow, it also lessens stress. Since running is a strenuous activity, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated with the bottled water that empowers you to reach for it – Summit Natural Drinking Water.

While you’re maintaining your fitness levels, why not help save the earth in the process as well? The Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2013is being held at Bonifacio Global City on April 28, and aims to promote conservation and concern for the environment, while encouraging everyone to run and have fun. In addition to an eco-friendly race using recyclable and energy efficient materials, each registered participant who runs will have three trees planted in their name.

Sign up now and keep your body healthy, and make mother earth happy. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013





TurnbackTuesday is a section of LovingSunshine.com dedicated to personal thoughts and other stories of inspiration, love and life that I share with you every week. TurnbackTuesday is scheduled on Tuesdays, 11:30AM PH time. 

Hello Sunshine! I'm sorry I have been missing on my daily blog posts since the weekend. I have been very busy, and I can only expect that life would only get busier--and better! The past few days have been SO HOT! Crazy hot! I have been sweating it out without having to bust it out at all! Summer is indeed here, and it seems it’s here to rage on. I just love this season!

Standing between two eras, is hard. More than ever, I realize now why we’re not meant to be in two places at one time. There’s an old saying that goes, happiness is in being present. It is in being where you are, doing what you’re doing. 

Of course, when busy schedules strike, it gets more challenging to follow such path. Frankly, even as I type now, I struggle to keep my mind in tact. I just came from an interview for a cover story of a magazine (I’m the writer, ha! Not the subject!). One of the kids I interviewed answered me “my brain is broken.” That is after I asked him if he’s being shy to answer questions about his mom that’s why he’s quiet. My brain, broken or not, is flailing more often lately, and it is my duty as a warrior of light, to always fight for its presence.

I’d love to think I’m doing a good job. I still consider myself completely blessed despite the troubled times. Our family is struggling, in ways more than one, but aren’t we all? Isn’t that a universal truth we share? That we are all struggling… and in our struggles, we share a collective feeling of hope. See, hope isn’t just important for the value it holds. Hope is essential because it cradles our humanity in its shoulder. 

When we hope, we continue to be, and when we are, we become more than the sum of our broken parts.

Stay hopeful darlings. I’m contemplating the need to break my daily posts to an every other day schedule; but I’m hopeful that I can do this. It’s my dream to write every day to be meaningful every day.

With that hope, let me invite you to pursue a beautiful dream! Or at least quench that thirst for talent. Avail of this great deal for a makeup workshop by Majolica Majorca Philippines! Freebies and memories abound!
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Monday, April 22, 2013





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Hello Sunshine! Yesterday, we watched Iron Man movies at home! I completely forgot that Iron Man 3 should be out so soon! Of course, now I'm more than excited because there's nothing else that can make our summer hotter, than Mr. Tony Stark!!!
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Or not!

These hot hot hot deals from Sun Cellular sure can give Stark Industries a run for its money!

Gone are the days when an awesome phone swag would mean an ozone layer burn on my wallet. The Sun Plan 600 and Sun Plan 999 are awesome postpaid choices as you get premium call and text terms and up-to-date phone deals with your plan! And because Sun Cellular has now a widely improved reach, the whole town's a dial away!

Ahh so crazy excited for Iron Man 3! If you don't know Iron Man, my god where have you been? Nonetheless, here's a brief movie info to delight you. See you in theaters!

Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3″ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? – Marvel Studios.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013





My book reviews and features are chronicles of my exploration of the many worlds that go beyond every flipping page. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts in the form of my Book to Basics posts, and should you wish to read more, please visit my Book Reviews main page where I have linked previous bookish stories. Please join my private Book Club on Facebook.

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When you’re the type who signs things with your initial, then it’s easier for you to understand the value of every letter. Now, if you’re that type, then I would also assume that if you’re to embark on something new, you are also going to breathe heavily on every detail.

V is for Vulnerable is Seth Godin’s masterpiece—an ideal book gift for a fresh graduate, for a friend who is emerging from a past or for yourself, should you be moving from a waning night. It’s always darkest before the dawn. (Florence and the Machine, Shake it Out)

True enough, V is for Vulnerable fortifies how every word, every letter, matters.

To be the reason of change, be the person you want to be, be vulnerable and then be better.

V is for Vulnerable is available at Fully Booked.

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