It’s All Okay.

“Baby, I don’t have to be the happy ending you’re looking for.
I could be the pause.
I could be the deep breath you take before the blue dive.
I could be the feeling you get when there’s enough time to linger over coffee.
The dreamdust that leaves your eyes in the morning.
The fading echo of a good day.
Maybe I’m just another chapter.
And that’s okay.
Things don’t have to last forever to be beautiful.”
Pause by Jamie Delos Reyes
White Wall Poetry
Black top: unknown brand
Black skater skirt: Wet Seal
Flats: Michael Kors 

All these photos were taken at Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Bataan. 

My mind’s a mess right now. But everything’s gonna be okay.

The Teenage Queen

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Fujifilm INSTAX DIY Year 2!

Fujifilm Philippines held the second instalment of their Instax DIY event last week at a cute camera shop in QC called “Shutter Master Pro”. If you’re a fan of photography/videography, this place is perfect for you because it literally has everything you need.  Shutter Master Pro, the Philippines’ first professional online photo-video store, is located at 118 Sct. Dr. Lazcano St., Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City, Philippines.
Anyway, just a quick back story. I arrived an hour late for the event because, as you may have seen from my posts on Facebook and Twitter, it was also elections season in UP Manila then. In fact, it was the last day of campaign period when this event happened. I finished my campaign duties first –from accompanying our candidate in room-to-rooms to giving away fliers–  before coming to the event, all the way from school. 
Fortunately, I came in just in time for a fun  DIY game! 
I was such a #lostgirl in the first five minutes cause I didn’t have groupmates (LOL), but super duper thank you to these people for adopting me! <3 I’m so lucky to have been grouped with them too cause they’re so artsy and all that. HAHAHA.

Melissa Gatchalian of, Michael Macalos of, Ana Gonzales of, and Ava Te – Zabat of 
The whole point of the game was to create an instax project in 15 minutes. We were provided with instax cameras, beads, ribbons, stickers, and all sorts of scrapbooking materials. 
Me to them: Bakit ung sainyo ang effortlessly artsy?? I give up.
Our baby-mobile inspired project!! 
Ana and Michael explaining our Instax DIY to the judges πŸ™‚
Reunited with these girlies!!
 Stephanie Lee of and Patty Villegas of
I’m a huge fan of anything floral and girly, so you could guess just how in love I was with the event set-up! Ang lakas maka-Secret Garden! Haha!

It rained cupcakes that day!! yipee!

Another kilig moment! Haha. When I started blogging in 2011, these girls were my inspiration– they’re the first Filipino bloggers I religiously followed.  I’m just so humbled to be able to attend this event with them. 
Ava Te-Zabat of 
Ana Gonzales of
Aisa Ipac of
Tracy Ayson of

With Reese Lansangan of

With my favorite girl Phylica Pineda of and the ever-gwapo Sef Tiburcio of !!1

Huhu Camie Juan is sooo cuute! Peg! Haha! 

Camie Juan of
Ang lakas maka-family portrait!! Hahahaha!
Thank you for the great time, you two!! It’s always a fun time with you guys. Again, thank you for all the tips and advice you gave!! Mwah!
With Phya and Michael!
For more photos, follow me on Instagram! πŸ™‚ @theteenagequeen

Thanks for the invite, Fujifilm Philippines! 
The Teenage Queen

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Flaura and Fauna: A collab shoot with UST Advertising Students

February 2015
My highschool bestie, Bria, invited me to a photoshoot with her team for their Photography class project. The theme of the shoot was Flaura and Fauna, hence my very hipster antlers (and fyi, they made that head dress from scratch!! cool beans!!) 
It was my first time working with Bria’s college classmates and I was very impressed with how talented their bunch was! UST Advertising is overflowing with creative people, and I’m truly honored to have been given the opportunity to work with them. 
Please allow me to share with you all their beautiful shots!! πŸ™‚
Photo by Agatha Imbao
Photos by Bria Cardenas

Photos by Greg Aquino

Photos by Miguel Aquino

Photo by Alyana Arguelles

Thank you for these beautiful photos, guys! I’ve always dreamt of being an enchanted woodland fairy, so thank you for making this happen. Lol. 
Hit me up for shoots / collabs! πŸ™‚ I’m always G for fun shoots! Email me at 
The Teenage Queen

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Ripped Jeans Appreciation Post

β€œAnd the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

Goodbye, skinny jeans. There are new kids on the block now: ripped jeans, boyfriend jeans, and even mom jeans.
I was never a pants person, but after joining in the ripped jeans bandwagon, I am definitely a fan now! They’re so comfortable and effortlessly stylish! 
Cropped top: Topshop
Pants: bazaar
Sandals: Primadonna

All these photos were taken at Las Casas Filipinas, Bataan, last Holy Week. If you guys are looking for a beautiful resort to spend time with family and friends, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar is the place for you! I’m gonna blog about that place really soon, so please please stay tuned for that?:)

The Teenage Queen

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Cafe Travel: The Cutest Cafe in Taft!

I don’t know if it’s just me, but haven’t you noticed that cute Korean cafes are a thing in the Philippines now? 
From Noriter, to Cafe De Seoul, and now, Cafe Travel– a cozy place for students to chill and hangout along Taft, Manila. 

I was with my besites (aka former roomies) when we discovered this. We had a quick mani-pedi date that afternoon and decided to spend the night together over coffee.
Say hello to Ji and Micah, guys!

Loving their cute interiors! 
People are allowed to post whatever they want on the walls inside each room 

What’s unique about this cafe is that customers are free to get cozy and to “feel at home”. They can sit on the floor, and even lie down with pillows.
Coffee isn’t really my thing, so I had a yummy vanilla frappe instead. 
(A+ for their presentation! lol)
Mandatory food shots for Instagram purposes lol

I love how they utilized space and provided a second floor! Aaagh! It just made everything more dainty and cute <3

Shoes-off zone

Cafe Travel provides coffee and cake, tho I honestly think they’re quite pricey for college students like me (menu ranges from 180-200+, as far as I can remember). Tho it’s not bad to visit there every once in a while! It’s a fun place to have  your meetings or detox sessions after a tiring day of taking exams πŸ™‚

Cafe Travel is located at Archer’s Nook Center, 2624 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila.

The Teenage Queen

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