Instagram Story Templates: Getting to Know You (Part One)

Cute Instagram Story Templates: Getting to Know You | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

I've always had this itch to create. Be it a DIY project, a piece of poetry, a random doodle or a dish, there's always this intense craving to do something with my hands. It's almost addicting. So when I had to learn Adobe Illustrator for work this year, I decided I might as well give myself a project of sorts; hence, these Instagram Story templates!

Taking the Backseat

Taking the Backseat | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
In the past year, I have come to realize that a person can have a lot of passions. They can be anything really, even out of this world. The thing with passion though is that it’s not something we’re born with. It’s something we come to discover on our own over time. What many (and I for a while) fail to understand is that they evolve. They have seasons and they come in different frequencies and timeframes. They arrive in numbers or slowly and every so often. Some of them we outgrow while others we have yet to discover. It’s normal and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Word Vomit: Don't Listen to Society

Word Vomit: Don't Listen to Society | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Writing this feels rebellious. As a kid who grew up wanting to always do what's expected of her, putting my thoughts into words is both liberating and treacherous. I say that because I've been known to always watch my words (and my heart). 

Best Friend

Short Story: Best Friend | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
His heart was hammering in his rib cage like a shaken up soda wanting to burst out of its can. "I think I like you." He said. His voice trembled but not without the intensity that his courage could muster. 

Puerto Galera Travel Diary: Tamaraw Falls

Puerto Galera Travel Diary: Tamaraw Falls | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
In a country where it's almost always hot and humid and you can sweat buckets just by literally sitting down for a whole day, I've come to adore the relief that cool fresh water brings. And for a ₱30 entrance fee, you can enjoy this perfect respite alongside a majestic view of the Tamaraw Falls in Puerto Galera. Not bad huh?

Word Vomit: 25 and Perfectly Imperfect

Word Vomit: 25 and Perfectly Imperfect | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
I used to think that I'll have things figured out by adulthood. (Read 20's post-university.) Surprise! I don't. While 10 year old me would be disappointed and my 16 year old self would definitely panic, present Anne would be totes okay with it. Wow, I never thought I'd say that. Time apparently changes a lot of things. Even people. Even me.

Puerto Galera Travel Diary: Virgin Island

Puerto Galera Travel Diary: Virgin Island | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
The best thing about living in an archipelago is that you never really run out of beaches. They're pretty abundant and one lifetime isn't enough to see all of them. That and they come in many forms too. The powder white sands are no doubt a tourist favorite but for some reason I like the ones where black and white sands meet. They look so magical to me. But Virgin Island in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro serves up a different charm and one that satisfied me nonetheless.

How to Travel Without a Passport

How to Travel Without a Passport | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Itching to travel but don't have the bucks to get your passport tattooed? Me too! *ugh* But as what I'd like to tell my friends, you don't have to burn through your bank account to have an adventure of a lifetime. There are ways for us to travel without having to cross continents or carve a gaping hole on our wallets. Curious yet? I've got some tricks! (Stay till the end for a surprise.)

Spotlight: Nicole Angeles aka Riyokki

Spotlight: Nicole Angeles aka Riyokki (Art) | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Some girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice but Nikki, known to the internet as Riyokki, is full of sarcasm, sass and pastel class. Her art is the perfect juxtaposition of sweet and sassy. With illustrations that depict pop culture, online trends and to some extent teenage angst, it's no surprise why a lot of her works went viral on Facebook. They're relatable, current and hands-down humorous. I can't help but wonder what goes into this artist's head. Luckily, she's glad to let me (and you) in.