Annecy | The 'Venice' of the French Alps

Posted By: at 7:05 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 ▸ 22 comments
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I love France. And that's an understatement. But aside from the well-known wonderful places of Paris and Normandy (which I have both visited as well in 2013) there was one quaint city in the Rhône-Alpes region that will forever hold a special place in my heart: Annecy, said to be the 'Venice' of the French Alps.

I haven't been to Venice: I've only seen it in pictures. Yet sure enough, Annecy was some sort of 'Venice' with all its canals and boats. And aside from that, this town even had a charm of its own that's just worthy to be seen! But before I go on, let me go back to the very start, to that very first magical allure of Annecy and it started during the...

Fly High at 5,000++ Feet! | Paragliding in Annecy, France

Posted By: at 11:09 PM, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 ▸ 0 comments
Travel Parapente Tandem Paragliding Annecy France Europe

July 2013 was the first time I set foot in Europe (yaaaaay! and oh, please wait for more posts about this). Come August, Jonas and I embarked on a road trip to certain parts of the Schengen countries. One of the many places that we've visited was Annecy, located in the south-eastern part of France. For a start let me just say that this place was amazing!

Jonas picked it as one of our 'stops' since he fondly remembers the great memories that he had when his family went on a camping trip here when he was young. Aside from wanting to see it again, he also wanted me to see it! And I'm glad that he thought of it because aside from the wonderful sights and the magical view of the Lake Annecy (especially at night time!) we also had our first-ever experience of paragliding here!

2013: In a Nutshell | 2014: Resolutions

Posted By: at 6:24 PM, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 ▸ 0 comments
2013 Past 2014 New Year Resolutions

Happy new year, lovelies! How did you welcome 2014? I bet ya'll had fun celebrating it; may it be with your family, friends... or both! And you know what? I especially like this time of transitioning to another year. Sure, it feels like any other day but we all have our own way of saying 'hello' to it which then makes it altogether 'special'.

Now, for me, other than having the opportunity to become really loud along with everybody else both with fireworks or noisemakers, it also gives me a chance to look back and forward.

So let me show you what I've accomplished last year, and what I plan to continue doing or aiming for this awesome year of 2014! ♥

Shine Your Best in Selfies! | Garnier Light Complete

Posted By: at 11:31 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 ▸ 81 comments
I am Aileen Shine Your Best in Selfies

SELFIES. There's a reason why it became this year's most popular word and it's because we all do it, even before the word was even invented.

However, for me, it took a while before I warmed up to this idea (or generally to the whole idea of taking pictures with my family and friends). Sounds weird, right? But you see... when I was young, I always wanted to be the one who just takes a picture of everybody, and it's fine if I'm not in it: a.k.a. I was "the photographer". And it's all because I have this love-hate relationship with a camera. Wait. Actually... it was mostly hate.

Christmas Giveaway | 2014 Belle De Jour Power Planner [CLOSED]

Posted By: at 6:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2013 ▸ 22 comments
Aileen Christmas Giveaway 2014 Planner Belle De Jour

The year is about to end and if you're always on-the-go, you'll will need a planner for 2014 to keep things in order! Now, what's the best one out there? Well if you ask me, it would have to be the  Belle De Jour (BDJ) Power Planner! I say this because when I was still in college, BDJ was such a life-saver, especially when I need to organize my schedule, responsibilities, projects, and more!

Though I reaaalllly want to keep this for myself (haha!) I feel generous enough to rather give it away, especially since it's the Christmas season! ♥ Now this giveaway will end on December 25, 2013 wherein one lucky girl will win a brand new BDJ planner and lifestyle card!

But if you're not a girl, of course you can join too so that if you win, you can give it to your girlfriend, sister, friend, etc. Right? -wink- Read on below to see what the prize includes as well as the mechanics on how to win it!


Aileen is a DNSB (digital-nomad-superwoman-blogger), a traveler at most, and a wild spirit come weekends. She likes to lead a bustling life, because Mr. Boredom is her sworn enemy since who-knows-when. She finds comfort in food, music, city lights, hugs, & cold rainy days. Her definition of a perfect escape? Lazing on the beach with some good company & music.

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