Saturday, September 7, 2013


I apologize for my absence this past month. University life has been hectic, but thankfully in a good way. I've been very productive, conducting photoshoots and what-not to practice my photography. This is just one of the many sessions I've had these past few weeks.

I'd like to introduce to you my dearest cousin, Amanda. She is practically the sister I never had. She's 13 and absolutely gorgeous. ♥

Styled and Photographed by Samantha Masigan
Make-Up by Samantha Masigan
Model: Amanda Masigan


Sammie ♥

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cinemalaya 2013

Last July 27-August 4, I officially moved into CCP #jk. All jokes aside though, that big old space was second home to me for a week since it showcased none other than Cinemalaya 2013 (which, I may add, I was lucky enough to have as a requirement for school)! I'm so glad it turned out greater than I expected it to be, since this year marked my first Cinemalaya experience ever (I tried last year but failed to get tickets for anything, bummer). 

 I was fortunate enough to watch 5 films this year with my boyfriend (who looks like a big grump in the latter picture, haha):
Debosyon and Rekorder were definitely my favorites! The message of both films were so powerful, and the visuals were fantastic! Sana Dati was lovely as well, although I didn't love it as much as everyone else did. Maybe that's just me? Also, I can't wait for Ekstra and Transit to start showing nationwide! I'd be more than bummed if they didn't push through with the screening. I really wanted to watch both, but time just didn't allow it. 
It was a great year for Cinemalaya, and I can't wait for the next one!

How was your Cinemalaya experience? 

- Sammie ♥

Monday, July 29, 2013


Instagram Review #2

The past few weeks for me have been about making memories that'll last you your whole lifetime. I'd like to be able to look back 50 years from now and say that I lived a good life. 

a.) A picture of me back when I was 6 years old
b.) A photobooth picture of me and my grandmother circa 2012
c&d.) Me and my cousin (more like sister, really) Amanda
f.) Me getting close to achieving my weight goals
g.) Me and my grandma on her 82nd birthday.

What are some of your best memories?

Sammie ♥

I'm alive and kicking, people. Hey there! It's been a while since I've updated, and I apologize for that. I've been insanely busy with my majors. Thankfully, my professor gave me some good news today and decided to give our class a free day--and what better way to use this 'free day' than to tell you guys about the congress I was just in!

Last July 27-28, I was fortunate enough to attend the Student Media Congress, a 2-day event held at De La Salle University-Manila with the theme "Exploring Media Breakthroughs". Students from different schools around the country attended--with this, you can then assume that the crowd was, indeed, crazy. I'd show you pictures, but the environment was a bit too claustrophobic for me to take photos properly. Nevertheless, I was somehow able to manage and take a few just for you guys! ♥
I was blessed enough to spend the whole congress with one of my best friends, Alex. I got a bit too excited when I found out that she was going too--we haven't seen each other in a long time! It was more than great to spend 2 days catching up with her (hi bb, I missed you!).
We had an excellent set of speakers for the first day, some of whom being:
Mr. John Nery (Senior Editor, Philippine Daily Inquirer), who talked about the importance of print media in this day and age.
 Mr. Val Victa (AVP For Ad & Promo, Manila Broadcasting Company), who reiterated that radio still has an impact on the society, even in this digital generation.
Mr. Jaemark Tordecilla (managing Editor,, who gave his insights on how important it is for today's generation to take action and involve themselves in media-related activities.
and Ms. Maria Ressa (CEO & Executive Editor,, who showed just how important the role of technology is in today's society, and how it helps connect each and every one of us. 
 Day 2 of the congress was a lovely experience as well, since Alex and I were fortunate enough to get into the talks of Mr. Carlo Ople (Managing Director, DM9JaymeSyfu) & Ms. Ann Jacobe (President, Youphoric Labs), who gave us insights on Digital Marketing and Knowledge Management respectively. 
Mr. Ople was even kind enough to let us have our picture taken with him! 
And did I mention that Ms. Ann's outfit was too gorgeous for my life? That skirt! ♥
Money well spent. It was a lovely congress, and I learned tons. 

So how was your week, darlings?

Sammie ♥