My Favorite Things: January 2016

January 6, 2016

So stoked about this first edition of My Favorite Things for this year. I wasn’t able to finish my December 2015 favorites last month and I still feel guilty about it. But I guess I just have to make it up this year and complete the 12 installments for this year instead of wallowing in guilt.

For this month, here are my favorites:

Music: Autotelic’s Unstable, We Are Imaginary’s Sunny Where You Are, and Brisom’s Unplanned

Been listening to a lot of indie OPM songs since last year. This three made it to the cut of my faves for this month! Been listening to them over and over again for the first few days of the year and I can say with conviction that I have high hopes for OPM this year.

Book: Half Lives, Sara Grant

Sara Grant

Photo grabbed from NovelNovice

I started reading this book last month and I immediately got hooked. I bought this from Fully Booked BGC when they had their sale last year and I haven’t touched it after I bought it (yep, I’m a book-hoarder). I’m halfway through the first chapter and the story is really intriguing!

Mobile Apps: Piano Tiles 2, Star Wars: Galaxy Heroes



I remember playing the classic Piano Tiles two years ago and I had fun although it was a very simple app. Now I can say that they really made things better and Piano Tiles 2 is more addicting than the classic version. I love that they featured classical pieces to play! Also, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has been my go-to game lately. I only have a few heroes in my saved game but I’m still working on it! I’d love to get Yoda, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett.

Girl Things: Paint Box (Bench) Ruby Red

Ruby Red

Photo grabbed from Bench

I just bought a new lippie from Bench when my sister bought her perfume. It amazed me that it was relatively cheap (at P188) yet it looks good. I don’t really have a red shaded lippie, most are nearer to pink and the others a darker red. I knew I had to try it when I saw it and it didn’t disappoint plus it really smells good!


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  • Reply Raisa January 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I miss Bench!!! I used to shop there all the time. I used their So In Love cologne in high school, haha.

    No worries if you can’t make every linkup! You’re free to join us whenever you can. 😀

  • Reply Mei January 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I didn’t know Bench already has cosmetics! Haha I only go to bench for their towels so maybe I wasn’t aware haha

    Is the Piano Tiles like Guitar Hero or something? I also want to try it! 🙂

    The song titles don’t sound OPM! Haha I rarely listen to music and so I don’t know what’s happeningg with the music industry now. I’m still stuck with old OPM songs and I love them until now. Haha

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Yes!!! A bit like Guitar hero. 🙂 That’s the good thing with the new breed OPM nowadays. They sound foreign but they’re not. Haha.

  • Reply Enj N January 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I also got addicted with Piano Tiles!! Super enjoy especially when your bored and sleepy! Haha! Didn’t know Bench also have cosmetics. Hmm, i think i gotta search this next time. I like the color and its really cheap! Hehe. :))

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Yes! It’s so cheap yet good. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Bio January 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Autotelic! I stumbled upon their music a while back, good to know that they have new music!

  • Reply Jae January 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Whoa, Bench carry makeup products na rin? Since when? Huhu nakakamiss naman sa Pinas!

  • Reply Dyanne Pauline January 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m eyeing that red lippie too! Haha! I’ve also been on the scout for one since the break. But then they’re all too pricey. :3 Is this matte or glossy tho?

    Oh and Autotelic!! <33

  • Reply Eirene January 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Oh my god, I was just thinking that about Rey earlier! (re: that Medium article you linked :D) And wow Bench sells makeup now? That’s cool, I’ll have to remember to check it out when I go back to the Philippines (whenever that is lol).

    I’ll definitely check out the songs that you’ve embedded. There is a different lack of OPM in my life lately.

    And aww, don’t worry about missing a link-up! You can join or not join us whenever you want, we’ll always be here~

  • Reply Monique January 10, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Is that a matte lipstick? Didn’t know that bench have cosmetics!

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      No, it’s not. Just an ordinary one. 🙂

  • Reply Corinth January 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I remember loving Bench’s lip and cheek tint! It really gave me that pinky blush glow from within. The game I loved playing this past month was Monument Valley (OMG!!!), Machinarium and now, I am playing Limbo again because I still haven’t finished that one. 🙂

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Di ba Monument Valley is paid???

  • Reply Tara January 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Piano Tiles look like a game I’d want to check out XD Thanks for the heads up on that ^^

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Tell me what you think about it later on! 🙂

  • Reply Anna January 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    That lippie from Bench looks like its worth checking out. I know they’ve been selling cosmetics for a while now, but haven’t really tried any of it. This one looks pretty, and I’ll make sure to look for it next time I drop by hehe.

    Checking out your OPM indie recos! Having a hard time looking for new artists to listen to, eh. There’s also Ebe Dancel I read around in Twitter na magaganda daw songs niya lately. Though from Sugarfree palang super galing na nya. :’)

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      I love it because it actually leaves my lips smooth all day. It’s pretty ordinary but it’s good. Yes!!! I love Ebe. Especially his remake of Prom with Yeng. Their album Dramachine was my jam way back in HS.

  • Reply Alissa January 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    What a great find on Bench lippies! DIdn’t know they have those. Might wanna check them out. My fave is Netflix, my new phone case that has led lights on it, and my new wallet 🙂

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      They also have other shades so you might want to check!!!

  • Reply Aysen Achurra Asuero January 12, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Nice one for Bench! Do you have a picture wearing those Ruby Red lippie from Bench? I wanna’ see 🙂 and one other thing, is the lippie matte? just curious. hehe

    • Reply Rej Relova January 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Hi, Aysen. No, it’s not in matte. Haha. I’ll try to upload one on Twitter one of this days.

  • Reply Rea January 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Php188 is an acceptable price given that it’s Bench. I always use red lipstick. Hehe so I’ll check that out!

  • Reply Camille Quiambao January 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Star Wars: Galaxy Heroes is the bomb!

  • Reply Medayu Bestari Praja January 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Love your music playlist dear! I’m not that fond of that make up and beauty stuff, but it’s nice by reading the review and feedback anyway.

    Love, Dayu | Fairytale Odyssey

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