Let’s Share Books!

Hi there! Two weeks ago the book lover in me got so giddy and excited over an event.
It was the 2nd Let’s Share Gathering: Let’s Share Books! This session was a very special one because we supported the Joseph Feeding Mission’s Be Family to Somebody This Christmas Project.


While most of us were expecting to hear them say barbie dolls, toy cars or new clothes, their answer gave a deep pinch in our hearts.

They said, “A family. Because when we have a family, we have everything we need. They can provide our SHOES, TOYS and FOOD.” – http://josephfeeding.org/christmas2016/

It wasn’t very hard for us to break the ice in this session, since we all had one thing in common to talk about. Plus, Jam prepared a game for us which we played for like 3 rounds!

Throughout the session I was in “oohhh-aaaahhh” feeling. These ladies are THE REAL BOOK LOVERS! You see, I love to read books but I haven’t gone as far as reading the classics or any of Haruku Murakami’s book. I am more of a Mitch Albom novel reader. I might have read Sherlock’s but when the modern Sherlock series came out, I just watched it instead.

We also had an activity towards the end of the session. We made bookmarks! Hooray for creativity! We used the bookmarks for our book swaps, and it’s was an early Christmas Party for all of us!

I got the Sense and Sensibility book, I was told that it was the same author as the Pride and Prejudice. I haven’t read any books like it but I can give it a shot. :)
But because we’ve got a bunch of books, we were able to chose another book from the pile. I got The Espressologist, it looks interesting. I will bring it with me during my travels this Christmas vacation. Plus, I love coffee.

The book lover in us were so happy!!!
Until the next Let’s Share Gathering! :)

Keep Smiling!

We also have Pre-loved books for sale!
All proceeds will go to JFM’s Be a Family to Somebody this Christmas project.


Thanks to PBCo for letting us stay.

Links to awesome people’s pages

Julie Capulong

Jam Pangilinan

Dianne Francesca

Arli Pagaduan

Mitzi Evora

Danielle Denise

Isabella Militante

Elizabeth Bagadiong

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Let’s Share Memories!

When I was given a go signal to publish my blog post about last Saturday’s event, I really got excited. Actually, I was already planning to dedicate a blog entry for this too, but I was waiting for ShareMovement’s & Jam’s blog post first, so the excitement in me is real! Let’s start! 

Let’s Share Gatherings is another awesome project by Sharemovent & Jam Pangilinan. It’s just a small crowd-chill-hangout-barkada like setup. No pressure at all! All participants will get the chance to share something, even the smallest thing they know. We appreciate all things.
Also, the best part of this project is that it aims to support Joseph Feeding Mission’s Daily Feeding Program. So basically, it’s a gathering for a cause but doesn’t ask for a specific amount or force you. For as low as Php 50.00,

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Travel Journal Essentials

I am still alive! It’s been a while since I last blogged about something. I had a very busy holiday vacation and been eating a lot. Hello to new pounds gained! So, I have decided that this year, I will be fit and healthier…(I think that’s what I told myself last year too. HAHA.) So, to make sure that I am always inline with my fitness goal for 2017, I have decided to track it using my creativity. :) I think this is a great way to keep me motivated too.


So for this year this is my travel planner essentials. 1) Van Gogh Watercolor, 2) Faber Castell Eraser, 3) Phone Holder 4) Coloring Brushes, 3) Golden Ruler, 4) Mechanical Pencil, and 5) TJ Journal. This is a mix of old and new things which either I bought or was given to me. I always keep these in a pouch and ready-on-the-go!

I got these from different arts and craft supply shops around the metro. I will list them down below. My most favorite purchase was the Travel Journal from AireesCreates. She has items at The Craft Central, Greenbelt 5. Her TJs can hold up to 2 inserts and can also fit the pages from Midori & Artdori Journals. The paper is thick enough for sketching, markers and even watercolor! It’s great for urban sketching. I have a bunch of her notebooks and these are my favorites from their works.

My Favorite Arts and Crafts Shops:

Fullybooked Greenbelt 5
National bookstore Glorietta
The Common Room – Katipunan
The Craft Central Greenbelt 5
Craft Carrot
Deovir Art Supplies – SM North Edsa
Hobbes and Landes


A Painting Workshop

Katrina Camille PH, just launched their first ever workshop! So, if you want to try something new & explore your creative skills…this might be a good way! 

Oh, have I mentioned that it’s only for PHP 750.00 only? What are you waiting for sign up here now!

xoxo, Maka

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Do you remember how it feels
achieving a thing on your own for the first time? What was it?

This is a question that I got from our first Let’s Share gathering. This question reminded me of the day that I decided to resign from my first job. I felt that this is a topic that I should talk about and share to some people, so I have decided to dedicate a blog post for it.

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It’s a Fan Art Friyay kind of a day! Since I wasn’t able to see Millie Bobby Brown at the APPC 2016, I drew a fanart of Eleven instead. Eleven is the character that Millie plays in the Netflix series “Stranger Things“. Trust me, if you are into 80s/sci-fi/mystery/horror-ish series, you will like this.






08.12.2016 It’s half past 9 in the evening and I thought I should write something, like I needed to share something but I can’t really think of any specific topic. I am not really a writer/blogger but I like to write, even if I tend to have wrong grammar sometimes. Then like a bubble, it popped into my head. My blog is about “Happy Bits & Things” – DUH!  Why not write about simple things that makes people happy, bits that make me happy? It’s right in front of me the whole time.

A bit of a background – I used to call my blog “Maka Illustrates the World” because I wanted to share how I see the world through my art, but I couldn’t make it work because there are a lot of other little things that I wanted to explore. I felt limited and so I though of another name for my blog. But I don’t want to use my own name, I’d like something that people can relate to…like bits & pieces of everyday life. Where I can talk anything under the sun. So, I thought of the word “Happy“. Happiness, is surely a word that everyone can relate to. It’s broad and can be connected to many things. So Happy Bits & Things came into existence. I’d like to see how this will turn out so, I am just using wordpress’ free plan. 

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands,
but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
– Maxim Gorky

titleThis is going to be my first personal project. Each week I will try to post an article or two, about happy simple things. It maybe a new make up that I got, my feelings for that week or something new that I learned. :)

I am actually excited because this is a first for me. Wish me luck!

Love! Love! 
Keep Smiling!
P.S. I still need to change my banner though. Working on it! :D

Bellas’ Day Out!

I have been a subscriber of the Belle De Jour beauty box a couple of years back, I stopped because the boxes kept getting sold out. As in those boxes sells like pancakes! Few weeks back, I found out that they have this Beauty Bootcamp event, Glam Indulgence. So why not try to see the event, right?

I went there with my cousin and we both got the Olay Regenerist Duo! Yay! Free entrance and a freebie from Olay, who wouldn’t love it? Then there’s also a free photo opt from Canon Philippines. Yay! Take a photo or it didn’t happen. ;) Continue reading