Now that I was able to talk to my parents about my horrendous experience in my first year of studying medicine, I've decided to take a year off (it was actually their suggestion, which took me by surprise). Instead of going around UERM to get my transfer credentials, I'll be going around to get my final clearances signed instead. I figured that if I really wanted this for myself, then even after a year, I'll be taking baby steps towards getting back into med school anyway.
Now that's already out in the open, I really plan to make the most of April and May by traveling with my family and friends. And just recently, I was accepted for an internship position with home and lifestyle store Heima, and it has been such a fun experience!
A little background about Heima, taken from their website:
There is no place like Heima.
Dorothy Gale would agree.
Home to a wide but carefully handpicked selection of furniture, accessories, wall art and lifestyle items, Heima is treading a path all its own. We choose to remain tucked in art communities instead of malls – just fitting since collaborations with local artists are one of our strengths.
That’s only scratching the surface. Although scratching surfaces may be the last thing you would want to do at Heima.
Because if it isn’t pretty, it isn’t in Heima. While we regard function and design as equals, Heima only makes room for the functional and beautiful. Whether upcycled or in-house designed, custom-made or imported, Heima furniture are guaranteed to be a feast for the eyes.
The same can be said of the smaller treats in our collection. Some even go so far as to please the other senses.
So much so, in fact, that people have expressed intentions to live in our store. It must be the dessert-scented candles. That, or the hip muzak.
On second thought, it must be more than that. We suspect it has to do with the designers being around, making themselves available for a little heart-to-heart.
Heima is where the heart is.
Here are photos from last night, which I grabbed from Ms. MJ, Elisa Aquino, and Lambert Pangilinan:
|I love this! I suppose this is their design motto as well? Genius!|
|Roy and I by the Heima Bike|
|Guestbook girl! Me and my best buddy Gelo :)|
|Photography + Design duo Garovs and Ryan of Everywhere We Shoot. FANGIRL MODE ON|
|our lovely window display|
|Sir Bong Rojales and Ms. Rossy Yabut, owners of Heima|
|My co-intern Mary and her friend Pancho|
|the beautiful An Estrada, 1/2 of photography duo Your Evil Twin|
|Life is a Party :) Can you spot me, Mary, and Roy?|
|My co-interns at Heima Makati: CJ, Mary, and Rod|
|Roomix life at My Apartment, the second floor of Heima Cubao X|
|Heima is where the heart is <3|
|our still-unnamed plushie|
|Ryan of EWWS, Sir Bong, Ms. Rossy, Ms. MJ, and Ms. Dy of Heima :)|
|my role for the night: ROOM SPRAYER <3|
|with the owners of Roomix|