Photos by Dichali Dela Cerna
Today’s local music scene is teeming with budding artists and the newest one we’ve discovered is Denice Lao, a singer-songwriter. She just released her first single ‘Just Got Home’ and held her official music launch at Jess & Pat’s last October 9.
Amidst the very personal introductions to the songs and the long list of music Denice played are some realizations we can take note of.
In a world that expects us to excel in our careers while travelling the world and making a positive change, everything can get so fast-paced that we forget about our “me-time” – a time to just relax and breathe and maybe squeeze in a *therapeutic* bath time.
There are two kinds of stress—the good kind, and the toxic kind. The former is the one where you’re physically tired and yet, you are mentally awake and motivated to keep going. It’s the kind that lets you breathe a sigh of relief and fulfilment at the end of the day. The latter, however, is the kind that’s dangerous for your mental and physical health. It drains you, gives you headaches, anxiety, fatigue, and creeps in unhealthy thoughts. And while we all go through both at some point in our busy days, it’s important to take a step back, breathe for a while, and listen to your body when it needs to rest.
Flowers are beautiful, but they can also help you save the day. Forgot your anniversary? Need to say sorry? Can’t pick a birthday gift? Visiting your family? With a bouquet of flowers you are well equipped in nearly all life’s occasions.