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  • Writer's pictureAndi Dela Torre Griffiths

Life Lately | October 2020

A quick glimpse at some of the things going on in my life.

Journals Galore

I just finished working on my wellness journal, and I’m glad how it turned out. I’ve included pages for reading notes, mood trackers, and random thoughts. It’s kind of like a bullet journal, except that it doesn’t have any weekly or monthly spreads (a bullet journal combines a diary and a journal in one book). It’s such a good way to stay calm and patient in this ever busy, fast-paced world. I also got new notebooks from Veco Paper, one of which I’ll be designing soon so that I can use it as a minimalist 2021 planner. I’ll show you the final output once I’m done.

Veco has nice 100GSM notebooks; they’re simple, stylish, and more affordable as compared to other brands. If you like journaling as well, you should check it out. Going back, I’ll be using the materials I got from Shopee (which you can check out on my stationery haul video or blog post). I’m so excited! ♥

M.I.A. online but living my life

It’s funny how some people get imaginative when they don’t see you active on major platforms like Facebook or Instagram. I was a bit stunned upon learning that a friend thought I was pregnant, just because I got engaged (my partner and I have always been private) and wasn’t as active on social media anymore; when I am just living my life and working in silence lol. That's okay because she's my friend, but I guess the line between social media and reality has become so blurred for most people, to the point that it has become a major basis to tell how one is doing in life.

Photo of Asian girl wearing a hat. Notebooks for journaling (VECO Paper Corporation) and coffee grounds from Coffee Buddy PH | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi | Philippines

Anyway, I still have a Facebook account, but I only use it to manage my page and get more readers for the blog (I also schedule posts to save time). I no longer browse my newsfeed, thanks to a Google Chrome plugin called News Feed Eradicator. It basically removes everything on your home page. So if you see me comment on a post, it’s because I purposely visited that person’s profile, hehe.

All Things Coffee

1) Recently, I’ve been using used coffee grounds again to exfoliate my skin. It’s been a while since I last did this (I kind of went on a coffee break), so it makes me happy to be able to do it again. It’s a natural way to remove dead skin cells, and doesn’t require any extra purchase from you, too! You should definitely try it; you’ll feel the softness right after your wash your face. Just remember to scrub gently.

2) If you happen to be looking for a store that offers delicious, yet affordable coffee, I suggest that you try Coffee Buddy. It’s a newfound discovery that I’d like to share with you all. They have a wide variety of reasonably-priced local grounds that you can purchase online. I’ve been making myself hot mugs of Joe the past few days, and I love how all the variants I ordered are more flavorful than the ones I used to get before. Their Kalinga variant is a must-try. Promise. That would be all for now, I guess. Thanks for reading this post, and feel free to send a message (via the contact form) if you want to collaborate in any way. ♥ Andi

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