Sheinsideis greeting us all a happy holidays and to help you welcome 2014 in style head on to their website for oh-so-lovely clothes that will gain you praises from friends and family as you welcome the new year!
I love being a blogger, because, not only do I get to share my life experiences with the world and be able to help people in some way through sharing my reviews about my latest travels, online shopping finds and foodie trips, I'm starting to receive freebies which I believe is a blessing that comes along from doing what I love to do more than having it recognized as blogger perks.
I've been a fan and follower of Ahaishopping.com for a significant amount of time now. It is one of the many online stores I frequently visit. I also hosted a giveaway collaboration with Ahaishopping last August and it was a huge success!
For those who are asking if who won from my blog, as I mentioned in my blog post about this giveaway and if you have carefully read it, it says in one of the paragraphs there:
"This giveaway is Open Internationally and will end on the 20th of December. A total of 10 winners will be chosen from all the participants worldwide and it will be announced on Persunmall's Facebook page on the 21st of December."
Which clearly states that "10 winners will be chosen from all the participants worldwide".
All the valid entries, from all the blogs worldwide that hosted the giveaway, were closely monitored and collected by Persunmall, and from all those entries they chose the winner.
Are you a fan or do you have style crush on Kate Middleton? Do you want royal-worthy postcard coat dresses that resembles the winter outfits of the Duchess of Cambridge? Then read on...
Winter coats are the staple in any Autumn-Winter wardrobe, and this season we've been overwhelmed with lots of choices. This season’s coats are looking seriously good and I guess those of you who are experiencing a white and chilly Christmas are going to love snuggling up in these pretty pieces.
Tipsy Pig Gastropub offers a variety of menu options that would satisfy everyone's unique taste. They both render new/unique and familiar dishes ranging from appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, big plates, main courses and bar chows. We were able to see something on the menu that seems familiar but when they were already on our plates and were able to finally taste them, we thought to ourselves that much care is taken in the creation of each dish.
Before I go on, first of.. I'm in no way a food connoisseur so I don’t know how to properly describe the dishes. I'm just someone who loves to eat and knows how to appreciate if the food is great or just so-so.
I absolutely believe that more pounds will be added to what excess I already have before this year ends because of tad too many parties and get-togethers I’ll be attending this holiday season. The first Saturday of this month kicked it off, when a few of my good college friends decided to meet up for dinner that will serve as our Christmas party. Of which we usually don’t do on a regular basis especially when most of the Cluster PG members (what we call our group in college because we all love to eat!) have migrated abroad. It’s rarely that we see each other now and Facebook messaging became our only means of endlessly chatting with each other. But when we do meet up, it’s a hundred percent that the gathering will surely be a blast.
Jonnah invited us and recommended that we try out this new place in Capitol Commons (Pasig City), TIPSY PIG GASTROPUB, where the chef happens to be her brother Jared. We were supposed to be a group of 6, Jonnah brought along their friend, Ryne, who also happens to be our schoolmate in college too, so the ending was it’s just the five of us who had dinner.
When I started this blog, my only goal was to share my life experiences to anyone who finds my blog interesting enough to stop by and read through it.In my "About Me" page I wrote there that I "I blog about anything from fashion, beauty,travel, recreation, food and other random thoughts." I even apologized for times that most or some of my post is of poor composition. This is because I am not a very particular with my sentence construction nor I am not trained to be a writer.
When I write about something, most of the time I think of it like I'm just telling a story to a friend. Moreover, the ultimate goal is just to relay my thoughts, my ideas, my latest travels, my latest gastronomic adventure and all other daily endeavors, on the hope that I can relate to anyone through my life experiences, every now and then.
It's the Holidays already! Everyone's getting busier by the day, traffic gets heavier and heavier each day, almost all of us will be bitten by the Holiday bug and we're all going to be caught up with a bunch of parties and get-togethers one after the other!
Shopping may become stressful here and now, due to congested traffic on the streets and too many "human traffic" inside the malls, bazaars and "tiangges". Last week, I, my husband and a couple friends went to one of the well-known shopping places in Metro Manila, to do an early scouting for clothes and gifts. But we were somehow disappointed when we almost went home empty-handed. I got dismayed that the items that the stores at this place were mostly old or last season stocks and there are too few to choose from. It was frustrating to use up fuel, brave all that traffic and squeeze ourselves in a place full of people, and ended up just buying just a few items.
When I wrote about my Cebu-Bohol trips (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4), I said that I hope that 2013 won’t end without me going to the beach, and God very graciously answered my prayers and He made us experience the first luxurious trip of our lives. I was able to go to Boracay last October! Yey!
To be honest, for some reason, we almost didn't push through with this trip. We didn't even have a place to stay in Boracay a week before our flight. They knew someone who happens to have a time-share at Club Astoria and even if it was on a very short notice, she was willing to let us use the membership. After some paperwork, we got a 3days/2nights accommodation at Astoria Boracay! I’m posting a separate entry about our stay at Astoria Boracay, link here.
We were following a somehow strict budget during our last Boracay trip, and vouched to eat cheap for the first 3 days of our stay and just splurge on our last night. We ended up alternately eating between Mang Inasal and Andok's in D'Mall, which was not a problem for the both of us since we're not picky eaters and the quality and price of their food is reasonable, unlike most restaurants in Boracay. As I've said in my previous posts about our Boracay trip, nothing is cheap in Boracay.
I encountered Smoke Resto during one of my web surfing, through a blog post while I was looking for what to do and where to eat in Boracay. I did a mental note to check on this resto once we get to Boracay. I think it was on our third day that we decided to look for it, we went to their bigger and new location along the main island but was told that it opens at 6:00pm onwards but their other branch opens early which was in D'Mall. So we walked towards D'Mall and asked around where Smoke is.
I don't know for you guys, but no trip to Boracay would be complete without a visit to Jonah's Fruit Shake in Station 1 near the ever famous Willy's Rock.
On our first Boracay trip, we only went there once because it's too far from where we stayed. But the second time that we were in Boracay, we were there for 3 consecutive days, during the late afternoons, before or after we went swimming.