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Hey Kessy

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetHey Kessy began as an online craft store. Famous for selling washi tape (with their own Filipino-themed designs), the store has expanded to selling stamps, unique postcards, mason jars, cutting tools, jewelry making items, and more.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThey recently opened a store in Esteban Abada so I made sure to take a visit.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThe Hey Kessy store is surprisingly small but makes great use of its space. The front is a full floor to ceiling window  that lets natural light shine through. The colors are simple, white walls,wooden panels, and white shelves all contributing to the illusion of space. You’d think the small area would make the store look cramped and they wouldn’t be able to show all the products they have to offer but that is far from the case.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThis greets you upon entering the store. Postcards, earrings, and clay coasters are displayed on the front table. Paper straws are on a pink shelf, calligraphy materials, liquid chalk pens, doilies, and stickers on another shelf, books on a hanging shelf, Mod Podge, Mason Jars, and corkboards on another shelf.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetClose-up of the table – the superhero themed postcards are awesome!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetMod Podge (in Matte, Glossy, Sparkle, Outdoor and Fabric), mason jars, and wooden frames.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetNext to the Mod Podge shelf are more craft materials: bakers twine, scissors, cutting tools, punchers, glue, corkboard coasters, specialty paper, canvas bags, rubber for cutting stamps, ribbons, different types of clay, stamp making kits, inkpads, wooden tags, chalkboard paint, ceramic paint, and more.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAnd next to that shelf is their famous washi tape collection, beautifully displayed in a custom white wooden cases. Prints for sale line the wall, in harmony with the various colors and prints of the washi tape.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAnd finally, a step away – and leaning against the storefront windows – is the stamp corner. You can design your own tote if you reach a certain amount.

Hey Kessy’s floor space may be small but the item’s they’re offering are amply stocked, enough to show a beautiful, creative space without being overwhelming. It’s a must-visit for all the Manila crafters out there.

Visit Hey Kessy at 71-B Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Check out their website for craft workshop schedules and more!

All photos are taken with a Samsung S5 camera.


Going back to Hogwarts, breaking the rules, #ootd, and pet-friendly homes.

1 One oft spoken girl’s rule: never cut your own bangs.

I did it.

I’ve done it before (to a disastrous result) and other times – but just to trim, so those times weren’t as scary . This is the first time I really cut it, I think, since the first disastrous attempt.

Armed with 1 youtube video and three articles on how to cut your own bangs, I did it last night. I even used paper scissors because I am crazy that way.

Not perfect, obviously. HAHA  But okay enough. I like it. Maybe I’ll curl my hair sometime, if I wasn’t afraid of all the color disappearing.

Have you ever cut your own bangs? How’d it turn out?

2 OOTD two days ago:image

Instashop Full gray skirt with black mesh striped detail, gray sweater (with thumbholes!), Mario D ‘ Boro slip on heels

I really need to declutter my closet. I’ve got so much clothes that I don’t wear, but I keep – because they might be fashionable again, because I can wear them with something else, because I’ll fit into them again, because they’re from my mom/grandmother, because they’re from a good brand I usually can’t afford, because because because.

Made a pinterest board of my OOTDs. Everything that doesn’t make it here by October gets sold or donated.

3 Have another home article:

Spanish Colonial Interiors in A Pet-Friendly Four Storey Home


4 Ha! More than 3 bullet points today. I currently really love this song and video.


5 A post I made on September 1st ^-^Going back to Hogwarts


6 One day, I’ll get enough courage to write about things that matter. One day, I’ll get over my insecurity of not being smart enough, of feeling like I’m wrong all the time.

One day, I’ll actually write something here that makes me angry, makes me passionate, that means something, and not just to me – not just about my personal journey.

One day, I’ll find the me that existed four, five, six, seven years ago, the one who was able to write academically.

One day, I’ll write something here that isn’t useless and superficial.


1 I’ve gained roughly 7 kilos since I began my job here this year. My eating habits have changed a lot too. My stomach is no longer flat nor does it have my pseudo-abs.


If it has a bright side, at least now I’ve got some booty?


OOTD: Navy Blue Striped Crop Top, Calvin Klein Highwaist dark jeans, nude pumps from Vietnam

I WISH. I need exercise motivation!! I have a work-out ready on my Nike app and we’ve got a stationary bicycle at home but I severely lack motivation to get my old body back. Food is so good. Also I’m still trying to find a space to actually exercise. Our house can be on one of those home improvement / decluttering shows.


Peek-A-Boo Crop Top + Special Effects Burgundy Wine Dye, Day 2. My hair’s not as bright indoors.

2 When I get my own place – and if this place, will sadly not have room for a library, this is a pretty good alternative.

This unit is filled with bookshelves everywhere – the living area, the dining room, the study, the bedroom.

SHELVES! Shelves everywhere!

Bachelor Pad Transformed into a Couple’s Starter Home

But thinking about it, I’d likely go crazy not having all my books in one place, so.

And have another article, just because.
Freelance gig 🙂

A Modern Bahay Kubo Filled with Eclectic Art and Sculpture

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