San Diego 2017. 07.14

A few months ago, I started planning me and Kent’s very first Summer road trip. During the planning process, I was overly excited with the approval of my first grown up Paid Time Off vacation and had the most difficult time narrowing down I wanted to accomplish during this week long trip. All I wanted…

The Moke

Free one day car rental? DOWN.  On memorial day weekend, I tested my ping pong throwing skills and won a free day with e3 vehicles in Redondo Beach. I enjoyed my prize with my partner and two of our good friends. It was a blast showing them around The Strand (Manhattan to Hermosa to Redondo)…

John Legend X Greek Theater 

When your partner surprises you with first experiences and takes the time to plan ahead. *swoon* I’ve always told Kent that I love when we think and plan ahead. When we were long distance, I was the type to book my flights two months in advanced, where as he was the type to drive to…

May 2017 Sephora PLAY! Box 

Check out these rising stars! May’s samples were impressive and I was able to incorporate 3 items into this month’s skin care and makeup routine.  1. Belif’s Hungarian Water essence was a God send. Just like the Peter Thomas Roth moisturizer this felt like water in gel form and a refreshing splash of water on…

Master of Ceremonies 

Just last year, I was sitting in the front rows of the Morris Dailey Auditorium at SJSU participating in Pilipino Commencemnt. This year, I was honored to be the master of ceremonies. As a community, we celebrated our progress, future and our culture. I had no clue in my mind that I would have to…

Prom 2017

I shared with you how my partner asked me to prom but failed to share these adorable photos!  Please be aware that this blog post is a result of drinking coffee way too late in the day and also preparation of sharing my road trip with you all this upcoming month! I’ve got 2 months…

My LDR

I have been so blessed to meet a partner who was willing to make the daily choice to love me from 400 miles away. A small distance compared to other LDRs, but the time and presence away from our loved one is identical. Last year, I had the opportunity to grow in my career path…

Travel Beauty Essentials

by anngail@empire When your bag can only fit so much or when you’re finessing through security at the airport to get to your next destination, you most likely have your go-to items bunched up. Here are some of my beauty products that I can’t be without on any trip! 1. Concealer. There are times when…

Everyday Makeup: Spring Edition

by, anngail@empire The weather is changing and the flowers are blooming! I’m swapping my warmer coats for my lighter jackets (Keep an eye out for more @empireintheair custom DIY denim jackets!) and of course, keep my makeup simple and light to let my skin breathe and get ready to get as many kisses from the sun. I…

Promposal 2017.04.30

I’m going to prom?!  This Sunday was a trip. I made it to my 7AM flight from SJ to LA. I survived a full 8hr work shift. All I wanted was to end my day with calling Kent during my drive home. Walking to my car, I wait for the dial tone…  “Hey, I can’t…

AkbayanSJSU’s 29th Annual PCN 2017.04.29

PCN stands for Pilipino Culture Night. Universities across the US celebrate the rich Pilipino culture through a play filled with traditional dance and music. I was blessed to participate as a cast member, core member/choreographer and producer during my college career at San Jose State University. This year was my first time being a audience…

NAPA 2017.04.28

Happy belated birthday, Char! We enjoyed the day in Napa Valley and went wine tasting at Domain Carneros, V. Sattui and had delicious food at Gott’s Roadside. It was a beautiful day in wine country with these hilarious beauties. We can’t wait to visit again! The beautiful birthday girl! We got a 5th complimentary glass…