About Audrey

I have been blogging since 2007 via Blogger and then Wordpress. I like taking pictures with my Canon 450D camera and iPhone 4. I am a licensed Teacher, holds a degree in Business with a major in Entrepreneurial Marketing. Currently, I work from home as a Social Media Manager for a media company and Project Manager for a mobile app company. A Life Enthusiast, Freelancer, Hopeless Romantic, Dreamer, Lover of the Arts. For business inquiries, please fill out the Contact form.

Halloween Activities At Home

Reading
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

If Coraline did not disappoint, expect this book to be great.
A boy raised by ghost?
Come one! Get it and start reading it.

The Graveyard Book

Watching
Hocus Pocus Instant Download

Who doesn’t love this movie? It’s a classic Halloween movie.
Buy the movie because it’s something that you’ll want to watch over and over again.
It’s that good and I’m not even talking about the cute brother
Max and his sister played by Thora Birch.

Hocus Pocus Movie

Cooking
Halloween Cookies [Read more...]

10 Things You Don’t Know About WeChat

With the rise of mobile apps in the Philippines, people are often mistaken that all of them are just the same. You think you know it all ….Video Calls. Stickers. Free SMS. You got it wrong. There are many features of WeChat that are not known to many. Here are the 10 things you don’t know about WeChat:

1. You can actually act like a SPY on WeChat. With their “Private Group” function, you can act like James Bond and tell your friend to just join the chat using your 4 digit password before they can get hold of your top secret. Without this password, you can’t join this private Group and they won’t know what’s the juicy secret they’ve been wanting to hear.

2. You can meet a new friend or even a boyfriend. By using “People Nearby”, you will get a chance to meet your next BFF or even your boyfriend to be. It has Tinder like features where it allows you to talk to people that are near your area. Who knows? Your prince charming might be a 100m away from you!

3. Their Stickers are moving and you can even create your own sticker. All the other chat apps uses stickers that are static. With WeChat, they’re moving! Not just that, you can upload your own GIF, upload it on WeChat and have your own set of stickers. You can even make yourself a sticker of your own face and turn them into moving stickers. How cool is that!?

4. You can add up to 100 people on their Group Chats.  While some of the other apps can only carry up to 40, WeChat can hold up to 100 people on the group chat where they can all send Photos, Name Card, use the Walking Talkie function, chat with each other and send animated stickers. Gather your whole high school batch on the group chat so you guys are all up do date with the gimiks , latest chikkas and upcoming reunions! [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Tea

Bored with your usual detox drink of choice? I found this little spin by a Youtuber.

What you will need:

Your choice of detox tea
Lemon & other fruits of your liking
Water (hot or cold)

Mix all ingredients in a big tumbler or water bottle. Choose a water bottle with a big opening so fruit cuts can fit in the bottle.

Hope this will give you ideas on how to up the ante of your detox drink. Happy detox!

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Letting The World Pass Me By

Hello blog, how are you?

Haven’t planned anything new on here. Mostly because I’ve been creating a new blog of a very specific niche and I have two more to build up. I needed to write new content on that new niche blog so I’m feeling out of sorts. When I’m up to something, a ton of creative new ideas pop up in my brain that I can’t organize them and act on them.

Please be patient. I promise I won’t neglect you for too long.

Watch-The-World-Go-By

Life lately.

Trying to make myself busy, worrying about the next pay check which will be sent to support my brother in College, imagining an Audrey who will wake up energetic the next day to workout but didn’t really happen and being too cooped up inside the house. The only time I get to go out these days is when I have to go to the bank and send money to my brother’s bank account. I’m thinking of going back to full-time employment and keeping my part-time work. The hours I put in to freelance work is no longer enough. It was a good 2 years run with the same boss actually so I can’t let it go yet.

Fact:

As I’m writing this post on a MS Word, I found out that my website won’t let me log in. I’m waiting on Tech Support on the other window. I had a problem with my other blog last October 7. I had them fix it and they might have affected this blog. Not good. The chat support says there’s a 30 minutes wait time. Let’s see how long this post is going to be. LOL!

NaNoWriMo

I’ve learned something new today. That is “NaNoWriMo”. It’s “National Novel Writing Month”. I used to have a very wild imagination that involves characters that seem to take on the personality of my loved characters from books and movies. I was imagining living in a world among them. I even have names for each of the characters in my own little world and the scenario. I always wanted to write a short story. I’m also planning on creating an online magazine that is geared towards women of the same demographics as me. That’s something to add in my to-do list. LOL!

Work Opportunity Perhaps? [Read more...]

Lea Salonga Nostalgia As Jasmine in 1992 “Aladdin” With Il Divo

Lea Salonga singing “A Whole New World” with Il Divo has been going viral in the worldwide web. Aside from us here in the Philippines and the theatre world, it’s probably the first taste of Lea Salonga that the world has ever tasted. And, that animated film was done 22 years ago.

Entertainment Online has commented that the voice of Lea Salonga then and now as Princess Jasmine has never changed. Watching the “A Whole New World” part in the animated film and then comparing the live performance gave me goosebumps.

Watch Lea Salonga and Brad Kane record the original singing voice for the Disney film, Aladdin.

Fun Facts: Lea Salonga

BBC News Miss Saigon celebrates 25 years since the musical premiered. The lead actress who played “Kim” from 1989 and the 2014 lead actress in West End Broadway. [Read more...]

Bluetooth Camera Remote Shutter

I’ve always wanted to shoot pictures in motion without having to awkwardly hold the camera or set my iPhone & camera on timer. I’ve just found the solution.

The bluetooth camera remote shutter has been floating around gadget geek world. My concern is always about the products being available and accessible where I live.

Bluetooth Remote Shutter

Fortunately, there are third party resellers on Instagram and online shopping websites that sell these things. I’m happy to see CDR-King, cheapest gadget store in the country, are selling it online and at their store. And yes, it’s still cheap.

The way it works is that you have to download the Camera 360 app on your phone, iOS and Android, for the remote shutter to work. The app is free! After every use, remember to turn off the little device as it is consuming battery life. There’s an On and Off switch at the side of the device. I just got the shutter and I’m not sure how long the battery life would last.

I tested the shutter with the built-in camera of the iPhone 4 and it worked perfectly. I tested the shutter with the Camera+ and VSCO app as well and it worked! [Read more...]

Products I Currently Use

In the Shower

I can’t post another haul here as there is currently none. One, that’s a yet! Two, unless you want to see a haul of my medicines. Lastly, I had a fever scare, colds and cough so nay!

I thought I want to post an update on the blog. Why not a beauty related topic? It’s all the rage among ladies. I would love a good snoop on someone else’s closet, shower, beauty kit and bags.

Shower Products

I love a good and affordable body wash. I still cannot believe Safeguard came out with a body wash. Really good innovation to bring back the interest of this old trustee of a brand of soap. What I don’t expect is how skin feels soft after a shower.

I’ve never been a Pond’s girl until recently. It’s probably the most unused product there is for me. Because I have this really huge zit, itchy and annoying zit that won’t go away, I thought I might as well change my face wash. I got the Pond’s Clear Balance Clear Solutions Anti-Bacterial Facial Scrub. Really great size for travelling, too.

If you talk about dandruff shampoo, only one brand comes to mind, Head & Shoulders. This brand has cemented their way into the minds of people being the trusted anti-dandruff shampoo. My brother swears by it. I love a good change of shampoo sometimes and Head & Shoulders didn’t disappoint.

What’s in your shower? Tweet me @_audreyisms a snapshot of products you are using. Thanks for reading and stay for awhile.

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#HaulinLikeAVillain : E-books in Kobo App

I’m still on a book review high from last month and found a couple more of books to read and is on preview in Kobo app.

Who here uses Kobo? It’s an e-book store and the app let’s you earn badges whenever you reach certain level of book reading. The badges are a great feature. For someone who doesn’t so much as read books, this is a fun way to get them to read and read some more.

What I bought and currently reading

HaulinLikeAVillain

Of Neptune

I definitely must have the final book of the Syrena series. I couldn’t find a copy of it on scribd.com/. And I’m finally done with it. I’m now able to check my bucket list for this year which is to read a book series.

I think vampires and werewolves fiction is overrated. Mermaids are going to be invading the movie screens pretty soon. I hear someone’s making a movie of the books. Actors in mermaid costumes should be fun to see. LOL!

Rebels: City of Indra

There’s a reason why I prefer getting an e-book version. Books that might not be that good or just not worth adding in the book shelf. Well, in my personal book shelf that is.

I’m still reading the Rebels book and everyone know it’s by the Jenner sisters, Kendall & Kylie. Well, I’m sure they didn’t write the book. Simon and Schuster employed a ghost writer to build the book but it’s initially Kendall & Kylie’s idea what the book is going to be about, where the story will lead to and all that. The writers, Elizabeth Killmond-Roman & Maya Sloan, were given credit.

I’m still a few chapters in the book so I can’t really say much about it. The intro is quite long actually like they were expecting the book to be adapted into a movie. So, that’s what I can say about it so far.

The Story of Us

I heard about it from one of a Youtuber, book reviewer. I don’t know anything much about it except it’s a fiction, adult, romance book. And, I think it’s a short book by the author. I don’t want to say what’s already being said in the summary. Just search for the book to find out. I’m pretty impressed by the book cover. It’s one of those images you want to reblog on Tumblr or pin on Pinterest.

What books are you currently reading? Tweet me @_audreyisms because I love a good book recommendation.

Thank you for reading and come back often!

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