A New Leaf

Whenever I get a notification that my domain's about to expire, I think long and hard about whether or not I would renew it. There a...



Whenever I get a notification that my domain's about to expire, I think long and hard about whether or not I would renew it. There are a lot of things I can do with a thousand pesos — 40 pieces of this BB cream in a sachet, for instance. I think about how much time I should've spent making use of the name (and the space) and whether keeping this alive is a lost cause. In the end, I click the cart button.

So here we are still. I do it year after year partly because I can't bear seeing this name being used by other people (although I do not have the copyright to it and there's already an IG seller who christened her business with it). Another reason is my perpetual need to write. My head is filled with so many story ideas, and I don't want to contain them.

If you've been here before, you'd know that this space used to be mostly about beauty. You'd also know that my day job allows me to explore all things beauty. And while, in theory, it sounds like the best set-up, I find it hard to constantly be on beauty. I want to think and talk about other things, too. So I decided to do that here.

If you may notice, there are new categories in the bar above. I'm always curious about a lot of things and I always want to learn. Beauty and fashion will always be constant fascinations, of course. But there are countless things I want to explore. So I want to pore over books and movies and TV series and what the best restaurants there are to eat at. I want to improve my skills and find out how far I can go with the things I already know. I want to be knowledgeable about money —how to make more of it, how to save it, how to invest it, and more.

So here we are. I know there aren't exactly a lot of you who frequent this site. But to those who are here, I hope you continue sharing this journey with me. To those who just got here, I hope you find something that tickles your fancy.

Welcome to the new Mad Cherry!

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