H&M Paris Collection tunic
BITCHING & JUNKFOOD velvet leggings
ZARA overknee boots
Though it seems so utterly inane right now to post an outfit with the on going "tragedy" that is happening in the Philippines, i really need to get this out of my system.
(wearing black for all the victims and survivors who have lost everything)
Life has been good to me. So good in fact. I started with some big bumps when i came to Germany almost 8 years ago and experienced so much bad stuff to a point of self- pity. But then things changed and i look around today, there is really nothing i can complain about. I have a room full of clothes and shoes to a point that it´s getting out of hand (i am not bragging, i am ashamed), i eat at restaurants where a glass of wine can feed a family in the philippines, i get to travel to countries and experience new cultures as if was a hobby rather than a privilege, i have a healthy gorgeous kid who i spoil with toys that he want but doesn´t really need just because i can (still not bragging, just proving a point), i have a roof over my spoiled head and i have a good paying job where i earn ten times more than a normal working filipino and still be able to do something on the side i am really passionate about, fashion. Recently, earthquakes and typhoons have hit my country and damaged a lot of my fellow countrymen. Destroyed homes, death of family members, lack of food and water, the list goes on..
and all this made me question how life can sometimes really be unfair.
It pisses me off how i can complain about so many mundane things when really, i am living a life of a princess. Which designer shoe to wear, which restaurant to go to tonight..
It puzzles me how people in Germany can talk about their poverty when really it is a luxurious life we are all living. If someone has told me that i will be living this life 20 years ago, i would have laughed at them while washing my one pair of uniform for school and hang it at the back of the refrigerator just so i would have a fresh one to wear for school the next day. Me, the girl who got bullied at the schoolyard because i didn´t have the newest 'IT' shoes or a brand new uniform. I know how it is not to be well-off or how it is to lose a home.
I know that it will take years to mend the broken town of Tacloban who has received the most damage.
My point is, if you´ve reached this text up to here, we should be very grateful for all the things we have.
Not just the material things, but above all, for the good health, abundance in food, friends & family.
I know i am not deserving to have all these when so many, so many people in the Philippines don´t even have clean water to drink right now.
And so I am appealing to all my blog readers all over the world, if you can in any way, send help to my beloved country, i would be forever thankful.
There are loads of organizations that are willing to collect donations and send them over to the Philippines.
You can email me if you don´t know which organzation to send your help to.