My name is Gretchen Gatan, and I’m a writer and freelance makeup artist from Metro Manila, Philippines. Writing is my passion, and this blog serves as a creative outlet where I can write about all things beauty and lifestyle—and occasionally my random thoughts and tantrums.
Greta’s Junkyard is literally a dump site of my favorite things.
When in Manila, where breakfast is the most important meal of the day, FlapJacks Restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes that can definitely fulfill a hungry (or sleepy) stomach and prepare you for a good day’s work. From sweet buttermilk pancakes made out of an original recipe, to American and Filipino platters, to great combo plates—FlapJacks has(…)
KChan is currently a med student in Ateneo in case I haven’t mentioned it yet. Because of the heavy work load and her mission to someday save the world (which I believe she will), we rarely get to go out on our food trips unlike before when we were in high school and college. KChan(…)
Coffee lovers, here’s your chance to try this new and exciting coffee brand from Australia: Coffee Not Coffee! I’ve been drinking their African Mango Coffee in the office, and I’m really enjoying it. It has such a unique taste that’s a combination of sweet and strong—just the way I like my coffee. It’s also helped me(…)
One of the things I can finally cross off my bucket list is being able to try archery. Though it’s a sport that only a few people I know are into, I’ve always found it to be fascinating—especially with the bow and arrow being the weapon of choice of a favorite fictional character, Katniss Everdeen.(…)
When it comes to hair care, I’ve begun investing in the products that I use because having inherited my mom’s fine hair strands, I get a little paranoid that I might go bald way too early in my life. This is actually one of the reasons why I got a pixie cut thrice already, even(…)