After a series of travel posts, let me take you back to my other love, adult coloring. I am going to share my new color combinations using Prismacolor Scholars and a few Colleen and Faber Castell color pencils which you could use in coloring flowers. I am not an art graduate. I was hooked into coloring August of 2015 and I only owned these lots of pencils when I started adult coloring. If you are still contemplating whether to buy the Prisma Scholars or not, well you should especially those who cannot afford the Prisma Premier pencils. They blend so easily unlike the Classic Faber Castell pencils. Colleen pencils also blend easily but Prisma Scholars are more vibrant in my opinion.

Bought this from Crafters & Scrappers. They have a Facebook page
This coloring work is from the book Obra Botanica. Obra Botanica is one of the coloring books in the Obra Coloring Books series drawn by Filipino artists. Before we start, you might want to read my first entry about Prismacolor Scholars: Color Combinations with Flowers since this is a related post.

Let's start coloring!

Blue Flower (Prisma Scholar)
    - Copenhagen Blue
    - Permanent Blue
    - Sky Blue

Red Flower (Colleen)
    - Carmine
    - Red
    - Rose Red

Violet Flower (Prisma Scholar)
- Purple
- Violet
-Light Violet
*I didn't color the white part of the flower but I used white pencil to have that shiny effect. So technically I still colored it just with white pencil. LOL!

Violet Pinkish Flower (Prisma Scholar)
- Orchid
- Pink
*I already posted this combination in my previous Prisma Scholar blog post. I used this combination again because this is one of my favorites. =)

Yellow Flower (Prisma Scholar)
- Deep Orange
- Orange Ochre
- Orange Yellow

Flower beside the shoes (Classic Faber Castell)
- 325
*When I bought my Colleen pencils, I never used my Classic FCs again. I missed using my FCs so I tried using it in this coloring work. It already has molds because I didn't use it for a long time but Classic FCs were so hard to blend that the paper got a little bit wavy due to the pressure when I colored it.

Small Pink Flower (Colleen)
- Carmine
- Rose Red
- Pink

For the masquerade mask and shoes, I used soft pastels, gold gel pen and gold color pencil. 

I used Daiso soft pastels. The one on the left I used on the masquerade mask while the one on the right I mixed both colors and used on the shoes.

The finished product. 
I hope this blog entry helped you with your color dilemmas. If you happen to like my work, just give me a beep on my Facebook page Thoughts by Anonymous. All you have to do is pay for the FRAME and FREIGHT if you are from outside Cebu. You can also browse my Instagram account @darlingsanity since I post most of my coloring work there.

Till then! Happy Coloring!


***This is NOT a sponsored post. Coloring works in this blog are all mine unless stated otherwise.

Okay so I am not a fashionably inclined person. Wearing a shirt and jeans or shorts I am good to go but--! Whenever I go on travels, I make sure I have a good set of clothing of course for pictorial purposes. Teehee! I would always buy new clothes whenever I go travel outside Cebu.  I am going to share how I came up with my Baguio City outfit. Char naman parang fashion blogger lang! =D Baguio City has an average weather of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius so scarfs. sweaters and jackets are your bestfriend when you visit Baguio.

For my Day 1 outfit which I wore from Cebu, I donned a tube jumpsuit, sandals with gold accent and a fedora hat. I wore a spaghetti strap top under my tube jumpsuit because I am not comfortable with tube tops.

Color of the day is Aquamarine!
During our long bus ride from Manila to Baguio, the aircon in the bus got so cold so I had to wear my jacket. So I advise to bring essentials like scarf, bonnet, jacket, leggings that could give your legs heat and sneakers. I could say we were lucky because when we visited Baguio the temperature reached 10 degrees Celsius during the night around 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM! Just the way I wanted!

Just arrived!
During the night...

I wore a blazer together with the scarf! A t shirt and jeans girl wearing this outfit is like a milestone! LOL!

When you visit Baguio, try learning the different ways of using a scarf. It can make a difference in your outfit. But really, I just invented that scarf style. =D

Before our trip, I bought this navy blue sweater from the Surplus Shop in SM City Cebu. I prepared 2 outfits during our day tour in Baguio one with a sweater and leggings if the weather didn't match a pair of shorts and a plaid polo. And so I wore this....

Navy blue sweater, leggings, scarf, bonnet and sneakers for day 2.
Unless you are used to cold weather, I guess you can take wearing a pair of shorts the whole day in Baguio City.

Last night in Baguio. I just realized I had 4 different scarf style. Lol!
For our 3rd day, we were to travel back to Manila so I wore a pair of shorts and my plaid polo which I prepared for my day 2 outfit but decided to wear sweater and leggings instead because of the cold weather.

Day 3 in Fort Santiago in Manila. I was supposed to wear this outfit during day 2  but the cold did BOTHER me!
I hope my blog entry helped you decide what to wear in the City of Pines!

You might want to read our  DAY 1 , DAY 2 and DAY 3 itineraries.
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Till then!


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It has been two weeks since our Baguioventures and I still miss the cold Baguio weather. Originally our plan during our 2nd day in Baguio, we should have traveled back to Manila during the night and sleep in a 9 hour bus ride. We were not able to buy Baguio to Manila tickets due to a huge number of passengers falling in line in the terminal when we arrived during our first day. As a result, we rented again the van we hired during our day tour to take us to Manila for Php 7,000.00. The bus fare of Php 800.00 we budgeted for our Baguio to Manila trip was used to pay for the van to take us to Manila. Luckily, our branch manager shouldered the additional cost.

February 8, 2016
We woke up early at 4:00 AM. Traveling in a private van saves a lot of time! We departed Baguio City around 5:00 AM and arrived in Manila at 10:00 AM. Our itinerary for today is to go to Intramuros and Cash N' Carry mall. Our van driver agreed to drive us from Intramuros to Greenbelt. We added Php 1,000.00 as his tip for driving us around the metro.

First stop was the cobbled street of Intramuros.  According to Wikipedia, it is an old district and historic core of Manila. It was the seat of the Philippine government during the Spanish colonial times. It's similar to Vigan's Calle Crisologo.

Nostalgic about my Vigan City trip 2 years ago.

According to an article from the Philippine Star, Intramuros was awarded the Heritage Prize 2015 by the Association of UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Spain. It is an award given to institutions that works in the preservation of Spanish and cultural heritage.

Security forces around Intramuros are dressed in "gwardya sibil (Civil Guard)" uniforns.

Next stop is Fort Santiago where Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, was imprisoned before his execution in 1896. Entrance fee is Php 75.00.

After having a taste of history, it's time to go perfume and chocolate shopping in Cash N' Carry. In the second floor of this mall, you can find a haven of imported perfumes and chocolates that sell much cheaper than in department stores.

Some of my Cash N' Carry loots!

After we went to Cash N Carry, we stayed in Greenbelt while waiting for our 10:00 PM flight back to Cebu. This entry concludes my 3 day vacation in Baguio and Manila with my Cebu Lahug branch office mates. Traveling in groups are always fun and lets you get to know the person you are traveling with even more. You always have someone to share the memories with whenever you miss the places you have been to. So to the beautiful specie reading my blog, ALWAYS INVEST IN MEMORIES because material things deteriorate but memories stay with you FOREVER. <3 nbsp="">

Don't miss our FIRST DAY and SECOND DAY in the City of Pines!
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Travelling with 7 people requires a super early wake up call! On our 2nd day in Baguio, we were not able to go to all the tourist spots in our itinerary because some of my travel companions woke up late plus the traffic around the city was worse but that didn't stop us from having fun! If you plan your trip in Baguio during Panagbenga month make sure you have 5 days vacation in the city because the traffic takes a lot of time in your travel.

Let's start our day shall we?


The start of our 48th hour in Baguio City was the LAPERAL WHITE HOUSE also known as the haunted house. To get inside the house, there is an entrance fee of Php15.00 which is also a donation to the Baguio-Benguet Bamboo Initiative's Ifugao Bamboo Carving Exhibit. One friend who used the comfort room in the bamboo museum felt a sudden warmth on her nape when she went used the comfort room. Personally, I didn't feel any spookiness. Maybe the best time to go inside the White House is around 5:00 - 6:00 PM to experience something creepy! After we viewed the bamboo museum, we went inside the house and took pictures.




Next on our list is the BOTANICAL GARDEN. Right at the entrance were real native Igorots who were willing to take a pose with a fee of Php 20.00/each but we decided to just take a photo of the signage because there were around 10 natives so that would cost us Php 200.00! There is NO ENTRANCE FEE when you get inside the park.

There were native Igorot costumes that we could rent for Php 20.00 for photo ops. And so we were stuck in picture taking in Igorot costumes for like an hour! Haha!


We stroll around the garden and went inside the Japanese Tunnel. There was nothing much inside the tunnel. The government could have posted a history or pictures or Japanese statues inside the tunnel to make it interesting for us and to feel the war ambiance inside the tunnel.


We started touring the city around 11:00 AM already so we didn't have that much time. We finished at the Botanical Garden around 2:00 PM and we only have visited 2 tourist spots! =( After Botanical Garden, we proceeded to THE MANSION. The Mansion is used by various Philippine presidents for official engagements in Baguio City.

We were supposed to visit Wright Park, Camp John Hay and Mines View Park but due to our time constraint we decided to just proceed to the PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY in Loakan Fort Gregorio del Pilar. There is an entrance fee of Php 20.00. Before we got inside the academy, there were war tanks displayed for photo ops.


Around 5:00 PM, they conducted a flag down ceremony inside the PMA grounds. One soldier manning the entrance told us to stop and pay our respects to the Philippine flag. I can't explain how I felt that time. Patriotic feels just flowed being in a place where men and women sacrificed their lives in protecting our nation.


 A Baguio trip will never be complete without a picture of strawberries!


The PMA was our last stop. We went back downtown Baguio City to check in to our transient house for the night. We stayed in PHILOCA TRANSIENT HOUSE. They charged us Php 400.00/each person for a room good for 8 persons. After we put our bags, we went out and looked for a place to dine. 

Baguio has a SM mall ---- with no aircon! I thought we should check this mall out and indeed there were no air cons. It was colder during our 2nd day in Baguio with an average temperature of 10 - 13 degrees during that night. It was like haven! SM Baguio is located uphill so it was much colder.

Just because I wanted to feel much much colder, I ate a yummy Dairy Queen ice cream! Hahah!

After strolling around Session Road, we went to an ukay-ukay bazaar just outside Burnham Park and went back to Burnham Park again to buy pasalubongs.

Around 11:00 PM we went back to our transient house and rest for the night and felt sad because it was already our last day in the City of Pines.

A separate blog entry will be posted for our 3rd day in Luzon spent in Manila. 

Don't miss the 1st part of my ADVENTURES IN BAGUIO PART.
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