Back to School! | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Enrollment was a breeze today. Buti na lang I went for early advising 🙂 Thanks to the ATS staff, SAs and volunteers! Hello to my second year in seminary!

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WARDROBE BASICS: The Black Uniqlo AIRism Tank Top in Black

I’ve done another mid-year closet purge and have gotten rid of a lot of items I haven’t worn in the last six months. These past few months, I’ve really been working on simplifying everything in my wardrobe. While it’s been great trying to keep up with trends without breaking the bank, I feel like I’ve gotten to that point in my life wherein I just want to stick with the classics. Why?

  1. They don’t go out of style
  2. It’s easier to maintain and accessorize
  3. Lesser wardrobe purging–you get to use everything on rotation and it’s fun to mix and match!

One of the wardrobe basics I realized I didn’t have was a black tank top. My old one went missing when we moved houses 9 years ago. Through my Sample Room membership, I availed of a Uniqlo AIRism voucher that allowed me to get my free sample of the Uniqlo Seamless Tank Top.

The Airism material as you can see in the video, is lightweight and thin. It’s perfectly comfortable when worn as innerwear–it doesn’t make you feel stuffy, allows your skin to breathe and it does not feel sticky even in sweaty situations. The black tank can be used as a top just because it’s a more solid, dark color, while the nude and white versions are best used as inner wear due to the thin material.

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The Uniqlo AIRism Seamless Sleeveless Tank (black) worn as a top with the Uniqlo EZY Jeans

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The P590 price point isn’t bad for the quality of the material and the multiple times it can be worn. Aside from the basic colors, the tank is also available in pastel hues and striped versions. IMG_2641-001 copy

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The Uniqlo AIRism Seamless Sleeveless Tank (black) tucked into waist-high slim-cut pants looks like a sleek, black jumpsuit.

 

 

Throwback Blog: I received another credit card?!

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REMEMBER THAT I CLOSED MY GOLD CREDIT CARD LAST MONTH?

This morning I was surprised to receive a packet from the bank. The messenger asked for my ID so I thought “This is legit and not some random letter. But wait, didn’t I close my card last month? What’s this then? I don’t remember applying for anything!!!” So I asked the messenger and he told me that it’s a credit card inside the envelope.

I ran back to my room and opened the packet. TADAAAA! An American Express card! Shopaholics would usually jump for joy if they receive such a thing, but my initial reaction was PUZZLEMENT. I don’t remember applying for anything! And then the letter goes “the card is active…membership fee is waived for the first year.”

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VLOG SHORTS: At Greens Vegetarian Cafe w/ Yeng Constantino!


Uy! Familiar face! Le boyfriend and I were hungry and decided to try Greens Vegetarian Restaurant & Cafe at Tomas Morato. Pag pasok namin, Yeng was there and she was so happy to see us. :p She stayed a little bit to talk about life so far (behind the scenes), her husband, their vegan lifestyle, ministry opportunities and challenges and even gave us marriage advice! Thank you Yeng. Nakakabusog lahat ng kwento mo. 😀

This is not a full food review by the way! We will come back and try the other dishes. I had the Vegetarian Barbecue with Brown Rice (P115) while Dave had the Sweet and Sour “Fish” with Brown Rice (P140). I haven’t had regular barbecue since 2017 and I’m happy that the vegetarian barbecue did not disappoint–flavor and texture-wise. Prices are affordable. You can order a lot with a P500-P1000 peso budget.

Street parking is limited, although they have a designated empty lot where diners can park. I highly encourage you to not leave valuables in your car as there are no CCTV cameras and only a single guard roving the parking area. The restaurant has a very homey feel and the menu is straightforward. I find their servings a bit small though. The dishes are tasty but tend to give you that “bitin” factor. I like that they also sell vegan and vegetarian-friendly products in the store.

Throwback Blog: Cutting my Gold Card

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Oh the freedom and the joy! I rarely use it yet pay for the exorbitant membership fee. 

For those who just started working, you may be easily tempted to sign up for a credit card, feeling ever so powerful because you’re earning your own keep.

THINK REAL HARD and have an accountability partner who will remind you if you’re spending too much. There is nothing wrong with credit cards, but take caution because it may end up controlling you. Do not be enslaved by it and drown yourself in debt. Use it wisely.

Should you need to use that piece of plastic, make sure that whatever you charge is something you can easily pay off with cash. Pay your bills on time and in full, as much as possible. Rewards offered by credit card companies can be very tempting, but again… think and pray! Do you really need it? Do you really have to go on that trip? Is it a matter of life and death?

Have a great Friday!

 

Hosting for Jed and Halee at the UP Bahay ng Alumni

It’s always good to witness a friend’s milestones specially when you hear their stories of waiting, hoping and finally finding someone that makes their heart complete. Halee and I have served in the GCF Youth Ministry for a few years and we also get to lead worship together from time to time. In the recent year, we saw how her relationship with her boyfriend Jed progressed to their being engaged. It was wonderful. We were so happy for Halee.

After about a year of planning, they finally tied the knot and got me to host their special day. Here’s the vlog of their wedding reception held at the UP Bahay ng Alumni.