Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Correction: I cannot escape this plane of reality. WE cannot escape this friggin' plane of reality. Admit it.
So...I'm back, guys. And so far, I haven't even posted (as much as started) all the things I've planned to write down. I haven't posted the Wonder Woman movie  (sorry) or even Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War and every single action movie for the year 2017-2018 (forgive me, bloggers, for I have sinned). Not even Crazy Rich Asians (please don't kill me). I haven't even written down my whole year as a ninth-grader, for Cthulu's sake! *deranged, frustrated Gerard-Butler-screaming*
I take back that previous statement. I don't even want to talk--err, write about my Junior year. And on a completely unrelated note, I suggest you read Lovecraft. Going back to the subject...
It's been a long time since I actually wrote down something that peaked at my interest, and almost everything interests me that now my brain is jumbled into Azathoth-looking fizzy bits (okay, enough description). I'm horrendously busy these days but at least I got my mum to thank for saving my sorry, writer's-blocked butt several times. There's school, there are new responsibilities I've never heard of but earned anyway in that same school, life.
'What?!' You would exclaim, wondering how the alignment of the stars gone wrong and why Fate has decided to direct her scorn upon this innocent (pffft) dimension of reality. 'Chloe Orteza and social life? Those do not belong on the same sentence!'
Yeah, I know. I, the Cagayanon introvert of all Cagayanon introverts, made great friends. But yes, I laid off my blogging career--if it's a legit career at all--for my (very much skewed) priorities. The unfortunate part of that is my English just started slowly dwindling and I will NOT give you the write to blame me, because you can blame the new environment I'm in. Okay, that sounded a little harsh. Expect some wrong grammar, rushed sentences, a load of sarcasm and completely unrelated notes and references. All of them, courtesy of me--a lazy and halfway depressed kid who wastes time on games, food and depression episodes and still has no idea what all the good boys and girls would like to have for their 2AM read-ups. Assuming I have any late-night readers at if you would like to make any corrections to my grammar, let me know.
It's the year 2018, and honestly? I'm glad to be back here: staring at a glaring white screen writing about my reflections on life (and more ads) while listening to Coldplay and A7X. And reflecting on life. Such is the life of Chloe Alexandra Orteza.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

My First Sketch on Colored Portrait

One of the things I did last summer was to make a sketch of my friend. 'Twas my first attempt to make a colored-portrait. I use oil pastel for this. I call this portrait ~ Marla. Coz that's my friend's name :-)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Share The Love this Christmas Season with exclusive treats from PayMaya

It’s a great time to be a PayMaya account holder this Christmas season with lots of discounts, rebates, and freebies coming your way. Use your PayMaya to shop and complete your holiday gift list so you can share the love to family and friends during this season of giving.

“Christmas is a season of giving, and we’re happy to help our customers share the love over the holidays with PayMaya. This is our way of thanking our customers in helping us achieve a very fruitful year as the leader in digital payments in the Philippines,” said Paolo Azzola, PayMaya Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.

Spreading the Christmas cheer to all is also made easier with exclusive discounts to PayMaya account holders when they shop at Lazada and Zalora. Users can enjoy an additional 20% discount when they shop at Lazada until December 15 by using the code PYMYDEC.

Meanwhile, fashionistas looking to complete their holiday outfits can look forward to a 20% discount this month when they shop at ZALORA, simply by entering the code PAYMAYAHOLIDAY upon checkout. The discount rises to as much as 25% during Zalora’s Online Fever sale event on December 12 to 15 with the code PAYMAYAFEVER25.

These discounts are on top of the already deep discounts being offered by Lazada and Zalora this December.

Get as much as P1,250 on referrals with PayMaya in Facebok Messenger 

With PayMaya, it’s easy to let your friends and loved ones know that you care about them. And with PayMaya in Facebook Messenger, both of you can feel the love as well!

Simply sign up or link your existing PayMaya account in Facebook Messenger and refer friends to sign up too and you will both get P50 in your PayMaya accounts.

To do this, all you have to do is share the promo link that you will receive from PayMaya in Messenger to up to 25 friends with Android devices to start earning the referral bonus. Subscribers of all mobile network in the Philippines may sign up until December 19 and get the bonus amount, which will be credited to their accounts in 2 to 3 business days.

“All of these privileges highlight that paying with your PayMaya is now better than simply paying with cash. Using their PayMaya accounts, shopping online and in-store, sending money to others, and purchasing load or paying bills is easier than ever. We can’t wait to share even more exciting things and experiences exclusive to PayMaya account holders that we have in store for the coming months,” shared Raymund Villanueva, Issuing Head at PayMaya.

Getting a PayMaya account is easy and instant. Just download the PayMaya app via iOS or Android and register.

A million ways to #ShareTheLove

With PayMaya, there are a million ways to share the love to your friends and family because all PayMaya app registrations, physical card activations, and purchases worth at least P1,000 from today until December 23 will earn raffle entries for PayMaya’s #MerryMillionaire promo.

Users stand a chance to win P10,000 in the weekly draw and a whopping P1 million tax-free in the grand draw, which will give them even more reasons to spread the love to others this holiday season.

And to make it even more convenient to load your account, PayMaya has further expanded its long list of loading partners to include all branches of Cebuana Lhuillier and ExpressPay, as well as the online banking platforms of RCBC and Metrobank.

This is on top of the more than 15,000 top-up facilities already available nationwide such as Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, SM Business Services, TouchPay kiosks, 7-Eleven, Palawan Pawnshops, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along NLEX, and Smart Padala centers down to sari-sari stores in grassroots communities, and Unionbank ATMs.

PayMaya Philippines, the country’s pioneer and leader in cashless payments, is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations. To know more about its products and services, visit

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hey Sugar! Shares Insider Waxing Tips to Kagay-anons as it Opens its Newest Branch in Centrio Mall

Get set for your smoothest skin ever as Hey Sugar's expert aestheticians share important waxing tips as it opens its newest branch in Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro.

You've taken the time to make sure you only go to experts, made sure they only use the best, highest quality, all-organic natural ingredients, might as well take the time to learn about what it takes to care for our post-waxed skin.

Here are a few insider secrets straight from the aestheticians of the go-to destination for all-natural, sugar waxing - Hey Sugar!

  • Skip the lotion on the day of your appointment. For best results, we'll need clean, dry skin.
  • Stop shaving at least two weeks before your appointment. Hair needs to be long enough to lie flat on your skin. Those who shave typically have hair grow back uneven, which makes removing hair using wax difficult.
  • Give your skin some breathing time after you wax. Your skin will be exposed and sensitive.
  • Avoid the sun after a wax. So don't schedule your appointment on the day before you leave for the beach.
  • In general, avoid exposure to extreme heat, including saunas, steam rooms and hot showers. Go for old water post waxing.
  • Don't wear tight clothing after an appointment, particularly synthetic lycra you usually wear as workout clothes, which also means this is your best excuse to skip the gym.
  • Begin exfoliating a couple of days after waxing to make sure that you prevent ingrown hairs.
If you have any questions, just ask your Hey Sugar! aesthetician. They'll be mor than happy to answer any concerns that you may have.

You can trust that Hey Sugar will make your waxing experience healthier and more comfortable because they only use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax. With this, you'll get a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Drop by Hey Sugar! located at the 2nd level of Centrio Mall and expect a clean and inviting waxing haven and leave it all to the hand of expert aestheticians trained to deliver the best sugar waxing services.

Happy Brows Opens Its Doors in the 'City of Golden Friendship'

In case you haven't heard the latest in 'brow news', the newest brow salon which seems to be the answer to every girl's beauty dilemma is finally here in Cagayan de Oro! Happy Brows brightens up everyone's day with the opening of its second branch in Centrio Mall this November 15, 2017.

If you think you've watched enough YouTube video on how to do your brows but still feel unsatisfied, now is the time to raise the matter and leave it to the brow experts. It's time to get in shape-your perfect eyebrow shape! Warm smiles will greet you as you enter and in no time, 'Happy Brows' friendly team of expert brow technicians will walk you through the path to your soon perfect brows. They offer professional consultation to determine the best and most ideal brow shape according to your unique facial features. After this enlightening step, brow shaping takes place skillfully and meticulously. Prepare to get coz in a brow salon because Happy Brow's interiors will definitely make you giddy inside.

What sets Happy Brows apart from all other brow salons in the country is that they are the only one who delivers professionally done, perfect brows every time and on top of that, you get a free eyebrow make-up to complete your look. For those with trust issues, their Money-back Guarantee would sit well with you.

With Happy Brows, you're confident to walk out looking extra and ready to win the compliments from your family and friends. Close friends will ask about how your day was and how your brows went from zero to hero and you would enthusiastically share because Happy Brows is something that you don't keep as a a secret; Happy Brows is something you can't wait to burst out to every friend because real friends look out for each other's brows.

Aside from excellent brow services, Happy Brows also offers lash perming, lash extensions and hair removal services for a total beauty treat!

Ready for a brow-makeover? Visit Happy Brows at the 2nd level of Centrio Mall now and be the first to tell your friends about it! Follow them on Facebook at /HappyBrowsPH for the latest updates and exciting promotions.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jeon Jungkook Portrait

(This is a work in progress artwork. Finished copy is already with the owner.)
A friend asked me to draw a portrait of Jeon Jungkook of BTS and this the closest I could make. I hope I didn't disappoint her (and K-pop fans as well) but she seems happy with it.This is one of the things I've been busy doing during our semestral break. I still have pending drawings, though, but hope I could find time to finish them. Oh well.

Monday, October 16, 2017

It’s National Pampering Day at Nailaholics on October 17! (PR)

The long wait will finally be over tomorrow as Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa welcomes you once again tomorrow, October 17, 2017, for another real pampering treat at the celebration of the National Pampering Day

Relieve your stress and make sure to drop by at any Nailaholics branch nearest you from 10 AM to 1 PM to get a free pampering service of your choice. You may choose to get a soothing manicure, relaxing foot massage or a calming foot spa

And best of all, by simply participating in this year’s National Pampering Day, you will be able to support the cause of your chosen organization. You can extend your help in the rehabilitation of Marawi City by supporting World Vision, help protect our country’s rich but threatened marine and coastal resources when you support Save Philippine Seas or support The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in preventing animal cruelty. 

“With all the preparations we’ve made, we are very excited to welcome everyone tomorrow and make them feel that they deserve real pampering” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa. 

This is a once a year treat only from the number one pampering destination in the Philippines – Nailaholics. See you all tomorrow and Happy National Pampering Day! 

Visit to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.