The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival is one of the top trending topics the roll around during the Spring/Summer transition. It feats numerous bands, and up and coming artists, that cater to various genres of music. Cool, right? It gets better. Coachella, being one of the best events during the summer, not only hosts many amazing musical acts, but it also brings forth various celebrities that come to enjoy the music. If the bands and artists performing aren’t enough to get you excited, the wandering celebrities should.

Coachella has gotten such a big response from different forms of demographics, that it has set off a trend of Spring/Summer style that has been constant for the past 4 years. Well-known trend starter stores like Urban Outfitters, Forever21, and H&M have transitioned to this “Festival” vibe styles since Coachella became the coolest event to attend back in 2010. One of the most googled celebrities that attend Coachella every year is Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend, Austin Butler. This photo, taken from a vanessahudgens.com, shows the couple’s laid-back, carefree, and a little 70’s look. Because of this photo, and many other celebrities wearing similar outfits to Coachella, trends of all sorts started popping up everywhere.

  1. The flower band/crown
  2. Long flawy vests
  3. Floral Bandaues
  4. High waisted distressed denim shorts
  5. long curly locks
  6. midi rings
  7. cut-off boots

All of these trends come back every Spring/Summer because of Coachella, and other music festivals happening, and it won’t stop anytime soon.

6 Notes | Posted on March 22, 2014

Ate Andy! Try to visit Palawan. Coron, Palawan is really nice. :) But if you are willing to spend a lot, go to El Nido. and Pagudpud in Ilocos! ūüėä

Thank you! :) Yeah, I’ve heard such great things about El Nido, hopefully I’d have enough money for it :)

Hi Andy! How often do you workout in a week/month?

I work out an hour a day. :) Since I’m trying to reach my goal before my trip back to the Philippines, I figured I needed to work at it as much as I can.

I train for my college’s varsitiy and we very rarely use weights, haha. Anon is clueless.

EXACTLY. I mean I don’t even know how his/her logic made sense. Muscles get sore when they exert more effort than usual, you don’t have to lift to get sore… lol

thanks for the follow ate andy. I have loved dramachines since I started here on tumblr. I just feel really flattered. hihi. Stay awesome! Thanks again :-)

Thanks so much for the support! <3 

Hi andy. What are the differences studying at a university abroad from studying in PH? Thank you. :-)

I honestly wouldn’t know the difference because I was only at UST for about a month. But I guess from that I got that people slack off so much in the Philippines. Considering that it’s a necessary for someone in the Philippines to have a degree just to get an adequate job, some students there seem to treat it as a right (although it’s true that it is) rather than a privilege. Idk, the students here are much more focused on their goals. I think it has something to do with the fact that they have to pay off the student loans eventually, so they tend to not fuck up their grades and stuff. But just in general, people here are much more appreciative of the opportunity to be in University despite the fact that they literally do not need a degree to get a adequate paying job.

I didn’t join the giveaway but I like your blog! haha. I wish I had an iphone and was into make up or fashion, but I’m not. I’m better off admiring them than wearing them. I’m glad you did the giveaway too. Discovering your blog is gem <3

Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my blog. :) It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside :3

do you think applying makeup everyday is healthy or necessary for a 16 year-old college girl? :)

I don’t think it’s healthy nor necessary. I, personally, don’t wear make-up everyday, specially when it’s just to go to school, because it’s such a hassle. The whole age thing (being 16) doesn’t really matter that much, I mean if you feel that you’d like to wear make-up then go ahead. Although, I think your face will appreciate it if you would give it some rest every once in awhile. What I do when I’ve been wearing make-up everyday for weeks, I schedule a week without make-up. It helps my skin breathe and it actually clears up all the blemishes. :)

I saw your abs post thing on twitter, i envy u.

oh thank you :) It’s not where I want it to be, but I’m just glad I’m making progress. Don’t envy, work at it girl! :)

1 Notes | Posted on March 19, 2014

thunderpopcola:

'Our story's epic.'

'Come back to me.'

'Always.'

Because I need this in my blog. GDI I just want to hold on to this show for as long as I can


Since turning 20 I&#8217;ve become somewhat more open to the idea of going out late at night to clubs and dancing my drunken nights away. Now, being hit on at a party/club/bar generally proceeds that same way, as I&#8217;ve experienced it. Maybe that&#8217;s because I&#8217;m Asian, maybe not. But I&#8217;m just going to assume that it is because I&#8217;m Asian.
PS I do not mean for this post to sound racist or anything, I mean I&#8217;m literally 100% Asian, so you know&#8230;No hate.
So guys tend not to care for reasons behind the fact that you&#8217;re out in a club. For the most part, all they really care about is the number of drinks they have to buy you so you&#8217;d go home with them or at least mack for awhile. This is a list of all the pick up lines that have been used on my friends and I every time we&#8217;re out. It&#8217;s a fairly short list, and after reading it, you&#8217;ll find out why I subtitled this post &#8220;Asian Problems&#8221;. The list is pretty much composed of variations from the first one:
Wow, you guys are Asian [like us] too?
Hi girls, how&#8217;s it going? We&#8217;re like the only other Asians in this place.
Hey, are you guys *insert Asian race here*?
We should totally stick together cause we&#8217;re Asian.
Do you like rice?
Okay, so the last one isn&#8217;t true. But it might as well be.

Since turning 20 I’ve become somewhat more open to the idea of going out late at night to clubs and dancing my drunken nights away. Now, being hit on at a party/club/bar generally proceeds that same way, as I’ve experienced it. Maybe that’s because I’m Asian, maybe not. But I’m just going to assume that it is because I’m Asian.

PS I do not mean for this post to sound racist or anything, I mean I’m literally 100% Asian, so you know…No hate.

So guys tend not to care for reasons behind the fact that you’re out in a club. For the most part, all they really care about is the number of drinks they have to buy you so you’d go home with them or at least mack for awhile. This is a list of all the pick up lines that have been used on my friends and I every time we’re out. It’s a fairly short list, and after reading it, you’ll find out why I subtitled this post “Asian Problems”. The list is pretty much composed of variations from the first one:

  1. Wow, you guys are Asian [like us] too?
  2. Hi girls, how’s it going? We’re like the only other Asians in this place.
  3. Hey, are you guys *insert Asian race here*?
  4. We should totally stick together cause we’re Asian.
  5. Do you like rice?

Okay, so the last one isn’t true. But it might as well be.

7 Notes | Posted on March 17, 2014

Can I be one of those Tumblr Girls now? loljk
Ola! What&#8217;s up? How&#8217;s it going? Well? That&#8217;s good to hear. :) Lol okay, but for real, I do hope you are okay. Okay is good.
So as usual I&#8217;ve been MIA for awhile. I mean guys, my last actual post was over a month ago. This is insane. I should really work on my consistency. Honestly speaking though, I rarely even know what to blog about. I&#8217;ve lost touch with the part of me that expresses her feelings openly. I&#8217;ve become ashamed of feeling vulnerable and &#8220;soft&#8221;. So rather than talking about my feelings and letting it all out there, I&#8217;ve become somewhat of a stoic in the emotional department of my life. I don&#8217;t mean to say that I&#8217;ve completely lost every form of emotion out of my body, no. I only mean to imply that I suppress all these feelings into a place where the alcohol can drown them out enough for me to at least live without suffocating.
Being a girl is horrible sometimes&#8230; most of the time. You&#8217;re expected to be vulnerable, soft, and feminine&#8212; like you can&#8217;t handle your own life. It&#8217;s stupid!

Can I be one of those Tumblr Girls now? loljk

Ola! What’s up? How’s it going? Well? That’s good to hear. :) Lol okay, but for real, I do hope you are okay. Okay is good.

So as usual I’ve been MIA for awhile. I mean guys, my last actual post was over a month ago. This is insane. I should really work on my consistency. Honestly speaking though, I rarely even know what to blog about. I’ve lost touch with the part of me that expresses her feelings openly. I’ve become ashamed of feeling vulnerable and “soft”. So rather than talking about my feelings and letting it all out there, I’ve become somewhat of a stoic in the emotional department of my life. I don’t mean to say that I’ve completely lost every form of emotion out of my body, no. I only mean to imply that I suppress all these feelings into a place where the alcohol can drown them out enough for me to at least live without suffocating.

Being a girl is horrible sometimes… most of the time. You’re expected to be vulnerable, soft, and feminine— like you can’t handle your own life. It’s stupid!

11 Notes | Posted on March 17, 2014

I had a few extra bucks to spare so I thought I’d buy some things from Urban Outfitters to giveaway. :) I don’t really have any other purpose for the giveaway other than I want to do it, and it would really help me network to new people by advertising my blog. So I would really appreciate it if you could share this to other people, if you think they’d enjoy my blog. :)

The rules are pretty simple:

  1. Follow Dramachines
  2. Reblog this post
  3. Love me, lol jk. Just be happy. :)

*Open to Canada and the Philippines

*Giveaway Ends: MARCH 25, 2014

*Please make sure your Tumblr Ask is on :)

56 Notes | Posted on March 12, 2014

Anonymous asked:
youre proud of working out but you only use those 2lb weights then tell the world youre sore lol

Honey, clearly, you have no experience with the concept of working out. Not all programs require weights. Personally, I’ve only needed the 3lbs dumbbell and a medicine ball because all I’m trying to do is tone/define my abs. The only reason anyone would lift “heavy” weights (I.e. Do bench presses and such) is to gain strength and build their biceps and triceps— as in their trying to get bulky. Also, if you’ve gone through my recent Tumblr Ask answers, I enumerate the workouts that I do, and none of those require weights.

Before you call someone out on their personal achievements, maybe you should know what you’re talking about first. Because based on how petty and uninformed your comment was, I’m convinced that you’ve never workout in your life.


I haven&#8217;t been posting much lately because of work and school&#8230;. Actually, that&#8217;s a lie. I haven&#8217;t been posting much lately because it&#8217;s always -30 degrees celsius outside, which means I can&#8217;t take pictures about the things I want to post, and it also means that I have no fucks to give about the clothing I wear out. But still, there have been a couple of new things that are going right about my life, and I&#8217;d like to share them with you.
I got kitten last week, his name is Bean. He&#8217;s that little cute creature in the photo above. Isn&#8217;t he precious?
I have been working out for 2 months now, and I&#8217;m finally seeing some progress. I am really really proud of myself for not giving up on this. (Honestly speaking, I don&#8217;t want to look bad when I come home in May. Is that awful?)
I have numerous posts line up for next week. I dove into the world of hair treatments and facial mud masks because I felt that I haven&#8217;t been taking care of myself as well as I should. I&#8217;m going to share to you all, the products that I&#8217;ve come to love.
There is also a huge giveaway coming up! yay!
School is still pretty much the same. Although I am really enjoying my Rhetoric class.
I am setting up a site where you can buy stuff from my closet. Hopefully this will help me reach my pocket-money goal for May.
Also, if you have any recommendations as to places I need to visit in the Philippines for the 4 months that I will be back, I will so be super grateful. I don&#8217;t really know the Philippines and what it has to offer all too well, and I would love to maximize my stay there to learn more and experience more of it.

I haven’t been posting much lately because of work and school…. Actually, that’s a lie. I haven’t been posting much lately because it’s always -30 degrees celsius outside, which means I can’t take pictures about the things I want to post, and it also means that I have no fucks to give about the clothing I wear out. But still, there have been a couple of new things that are going right about my life, and I’d like to share them with you.

  • I got kitten last week, his name is Bean. He’s that little cute creature in the photo above. Isn’t he precious?
  • I have been working out for 2 months now, and I’m finally seeing some progress. I am really really proud of myself for not giving up on this. (Honestly speaking, I don’t want to look bad when I come home in May. Is that awful?)
  • I have numerous posts line up for next week. I dove into the world of hair treatments and facial mud masks because I felt that I haven’t been taking care of myself as well as I should. I’m going to share to you all, the products that I’ve come to love.
  • There is also a huge giveaway coming up! yay!
  • School is still pretty much the same. Although I am really enjoying my Rhetoric class.
  • I am setting up a site where you can buy stuff from my closet. Hopefully this will help me reach my pocket-money goal for May.
  • Also, if you have any recommendations as to places I need to visit in the Philippines for the 4 months that I will be back, I will so be super grateful. I don’t really know the Philippines and what it has to offer all too well, and I would love to maximize my stay there to learn more and experience more of it.


I am wondering what you think about gay ppl? I read your about me and you have an interesting background.

Gay people are people who deserve the same rights to everything as everyone else. I don&#8217;t know what you mean about my background being interesting though&#8230;

can u do your daily make-up youtube video pls :)

I will try to. Lately I haven&#8217;t been wearing make-up to clear my face of pimple marks, but as soon as I can, I&#8217;ll gladly post one up for you. :)

what exercise do you do? :) do you go to the gym or just at home? if so, what workouts? :)

I just use the Nike Training Club app :) Since I&#8217;ve never actually worked out before, I decided not to go to the gym until I&#8217;ve gotten the hang of the beginner workouts. Mostly I just need to tone my muscles to add definition. So I focus on my core/abs, my arms, and my butt. 
Core/Abs
Toe touches
Crunches
Plank
Sit ups
Reverse crunches
Side Crunches
Crazy Ivans
Russian Twists
Legs lifts
Walk outs
Arms
Modified Pushups
Dips
Plank row
Butt
Fuck tons of squats
Lunges (Walking lunges)
Dead lifts
Hip Lifts
SQUATS
For the most part getting to your goal is really just working through your program as much as you can. Also, keep in mind that working out is only about 30% of the work to getting the body that you want. Eating the right kinds of food is the most important part of getting healthy.

hi ate andy! what is your course? and when are you coming back to the philippines? =)

I am taking Information Design. :) I come back home this May 2014 :)

do you smoke?

Whenever I am under a lot of stress. Or whenever I&#8217;m drunk and bored.

Hi, Andy. I&#8217;m supposed to be working, but I ended up backreading your blog. LOL. I love how personal it is, and how your writing seems to flow so naturally. -bookwormvintage

Thank you! Your message is so flattering. Although, I&#8217;m sorry for keeping you from working. lol I&#8217;m glad to hear that my writing makes sense to someone else. Most of the time, I feel that the things I write are jumbled up and going in all these different directions all at the same time. :))

What do you mean by you use your handwriting in editing photos? :-)

I mean I own this graphic tablet thing that allows me to write straight on my photos. :)

I am wondering what you think about gay ppl? I read your about me and you have an interesting background.

Gay people are people who deserve the same rights to everything as everyone else. I don’t know what you mean about my background being interesting though…

can u do your daily make-up youtube video pls :)

I will try to. Lately I haven’t been wearing make-up to clear my face of pimple marks, but as soon as I can, I’ll gladly post one up for you. :)

what exercise do you do? :) do you go to the gym or just at home? if so, what workouts? :)

I just use the Nike Training Club app¬†:) Since I’ve never actually worked out before, I decided not to go to the gym until I’ve gotten the hang of the beginner workouts. Mostly I just need to tone my muscles to add definition. So I focus on my core/abs, my arms, and my butt.¬†

Core/Abs

  1. Toe touches
  2. Crunches
  3. Plank
  4. Sit ups
  5. Reverse crunches
  6. Side Crunches
  7. Crazy Ivans
  8. Russian Twists
  9. Legs lifts
  10. Walk outs

Arms

  1. Modified Pushups
  2. Dips
  3. Plank row

Butt

  1. Fuck tons of squats
  2. Lunges (Walking lunges)
  3. Dead lifts
  4. Hip Lifts
  5. SQUATS

For the most part getting to your goal is really just working through your program as much as you can. Also, keep in mind that working out is only about 30% of the work to getting the body that you want. Eating the right kinds of food is the most important part of getting healthy.

hi ate andy! what is your course? and when are you coming back to the philippines? =)

I am taking Information Design. :) I come back home this May 2014 :)

do you smoke?

Whenever I am under a lot of stress. Or whenever I’m drunk and bored.

Hi, Andy. I’m supposed to be working, but I ended up backreading your blog. LOL. I love how personal it is, and how your writing seems to flow so naturally. -bookwormvintage

Thank you! Your message is so flattering. Although, I’m sorry for keeping you from working. lol I’m glad to hear that my writing makes sense to someone else. Most of the time, I feel that the things I write are jumbled up and going in all these different directions all at the same time. :))

What do you mean by you use your handwriting in editing photos? :-)

I mean I own this graphic tablet thing that allows me to write straight on my photos. :)


According to Google:

A¬†blog¬†(a truncation of the expression¬†web log)¬†is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web¬†and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

I think that is a pretty sufficient and able definition of what a blog is, if you’re completely and utterly new to the world. Nowadays, blogs have become the go-to place for all that there is to know about the world. In class we talk about our sources of information and how credible or less credible they have become since the dawn of the Internet and all these various networking sites. Blogging has become a huge part of this generation’s growth. This is because there is truly no limit to what a blog can consist. To focus mostly on the better side of blogging, and to clarify the significance of this blog (my blog) and why it exists, I would have to elaborate on what my blog is not, compared to other blogs.

I made this blog in 2009 with one purpose in mind: to let my thoughts out in the world. My blog was more of an online diary than it was anything else. A few years of constant posting and branding, I have managed to make my blog grow into a small community of followers (friends) that are supportive of my endeavors. As I grew up, my blog did too: it is no longer just an online diary, it has grown into multiple different things, but I find it much easier to explain what it is not.

  • Dramachines is not ThoughtCatalog.¬†Although I have been using a similar tone to my posts recently, Dramachines is not a blog where one finds the answers to life or tie bits of wisdom. I find that ThoughtCatalog is such an inspiring and thought provoking site to be in. With multiple writers/bloggers and a vast variety of topics, it is easily one of the most addicting sites out there.¬†
  • Dramachines is also not a fashion blog like DGmanila.¬†As much as I wish to be a fashion icon for girls, and although I do post outfits¬†every now and then, I don’t think I am qualified to truly be considered a fashion blogger. I love fashion and styling and clothes, but I want to be more than that to the online community.
  • and lastly, Dramachines is not a tutorial site like thebeautydepartment.¬†I have posted a couple of little tutorials here and there, that might be useful i some cases, but I do not in any circumstance consider my blog as a go-to site for DIY or How-tos. This also includes relationship problems/advice. I am not capable of fixing anyone’s problems and relationships.

My blog is none of these things and all of them at the same time. I do not wish to stereotype my blog or limit my choices in posts. If anything, I choose to categorize my blog as, still, a “personal” one. I only aim to let my thoughts out into the world. If it happens to benefit another in the process, then I am glad to be of service. My blog is personal because it yields to no category and is open to all audiences.




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