Lifestyle blogger Kryz Uy has been a player in the digital scene for almost 10 years.
She started her blog "Thirstythought" in 2009.
At the time, it functioned as a school project for the the Ateneo de Manila University student taking up Communications Technology Management.
Today, Kryz is known as one of the girls from the Instagram-barkada "Blogger Besties."
The girls in the group, which also includes (L-R) Laureen Uy, Nicole Andersson, Patricia Prieto, Camille Co, and Lissa Kahayon, are among the pioneers of the current fashion blogging scene.
LOVE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA. Kryz fell in love with blogging way before it became a job to her.
She told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during a recent endorsement event, "I love being a part of this new digital generation.
"There is constant pressure, at the same time, it's really fun for me.
"I feel like it's really a passion. I mean, I've been doing this before I started earning from it."
From social media alone, Kryz has a total of 634,059 followers.
Her blog has evolved from fashion and beauty to an all-around lifestyle hub with some personal anecdotes from her everyday life.
With the ever-changing demands of social media, isn't she afraid of losing it all one day?
She said, "Even when the fad dies, I feel like I'm still going to be doing it because I love it.
"So parang there is pressure, but it's not a bad pressure.
"I really enjoy it."
WORK-LIFE BALANCE. When she was starting, Kryz admitted to letting it dominate her life.
And she was very competitive in terms of creating her content.
She revealed, "I admit, before I would wake up six in the morning during a vacation, force my then-boyfriend to get up with me and shoot me.
"Parang pagod na pagod na siya and everything, I don't care."
But Kryz soon realized that it was just as important to enjoy yourself as it was to capture the moment.
Whenever she and her fiancé, former Pinoy Big Brother Ultimate Edition winner Slater Young, would travel, she would be the first to remind themselves to leave work behind and just have fun.
"A lot of times, I keep telling him when we travel, parang, 'Uy, no work, ha.'
"And it's funny because a lot of the times it's the boyfriend that tells you, 'Can we stop taking photos?'
"But now, parang I understand when I'm the one who says, 'Can we stop? Like, can we make a balance?'
"Feeling ko, as I really grow up with this industry, I feel like I've also learned a lot from it.
"And aside from learning how to adjust, I've also learned life lessons kumbaga.
"So part of it is really learning how to balance and when to stop.
"When to enjoy yourself and when to capture the moments."