Soon the Moon

by Franchesca Cruz

Portraits in a Museum

The National Museum of Natural History has been one of the many places I've been wanting to visit within Manila. Last August, I finally paid a visit and spent the whole afternoon getting to know a little more about the history of my home and immersing myself with the architecture. Though we visited on a weekday, a lot of people were still present. But it's better than the really long lines from the first few weeks of the opening.

Current Skincare Routine

Skincare has always been a necessity to me. I realized this when my lifestyle shifted drastically as I entered in college. With all the stress and all-nighters, I knew that I had to do something to help prevent further damage to my skin. I started with the basic: cleanser + toner. This was what my mom taught me. She's always had normal, worry-free skin. But little did I know that what works for my mom doesn't necessarily work for me. This is when I started to experiment. And yes, the sad thing is I had to do all the trial and error before doing any research.