November 30, 2015

Cafe Pascucci Manila

Robinson's Galleria is not a new place for me nor it is not a place I seldom go to. I've grown up going to this mall since high school and I'h the years. I've seen probably all the major changes that happened to this mall through the years. There are a lot of stores that have come and go in Rob Gale, and there are times that they've already been closed and I didn't even got the chance to check out.




Sometimes, I get to visit one or two by chance. Like this Cafe  Pascucci that is located to where Gloria Jean's was. To be honest, I always just passed by Cafe  Pascucci even though it's been there probably for years now. It was only just this weekend that I finally got the chance to try it because the usual place where my small group at church meet was full. The moment I entered the cafe, I just said hi to my friends and went straight to the counter to check out what they have to offer. 

November 29, 2015

All I Want for Christmas: My SheIn.com Wishlist

I never met a girl in my life who says she's have had enough clothes she doesn't need a new one especially if a new trend comes up for the current season. For someone who loves fashion, I am one of those girls you can never tell don't buy that cute dress or that pair of flats. But I always know better, I am a cheapskate, and I wait until the Sale season before I get me those what I like. I don't dive in and shop like a maniac, I was ever an impulse buyer. I usually save some money for something I want to purchase and I take great advantage of sales, promotions, discounts and coupon codes. 


The new year is just a few days away, and at this point if I do some shopping online, I don't think they can get to me by Christmas. Everywhere is congested heck even the post office and courier service offices for sure. But it pays well to be patient and save than splurge. I've made a Christmas wish list of the items I want to get for Christmas from SheIN. And I hope Santa finds me nice and give me all them! If that does happen, I got me already half a month's worth of wardrobe!

November 28, 2015

Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant - SM Marikina

I love food and it's the only thing that I don't have any restrictions about. If you're not fond of food, you're missing so much in your life. That is most likely why I don't turn down any food event invitation or a lunch/dinner out. I also love buffets!




It's nice that there are many options now for buffet eating and the amount and variety of food being served is ever growing as well. One of the places I really like to go visit for binge eating is Vikings. I've visited their SM Megamall, SM Jazz and the upscale version Niu

November 26, 2015

The #Bloggys 2015 - Philippine Blogging Awards Night

Last weekend, I attended my first major blogger event. I've been blogging since 2011 but this is my first time to grace an event of this scale. Bloggys is a nationwide blog awarding event in the Philippines. It continues the legacy of recognizing Filipino bloggers through a variety of niches and industries across the nation.
I was nominated but wasn't able to be one of the finalists in my blogging category. Nevertheless, I am happy to be part of such occassion. Bloggys is the first of it's kind to award bloggers from all over the Philippines, and just being able to participate is already a blessing. 

November 24, 2015

Stella Wood Fired Bistro - Magically Roasted and Fired Up

I haven't had the chance to set foot in BGC for quite sometime now and only pass by it on my way to and from the office. Merely because I don't have any business going there and since I live in Pasig City going to that area means bracing through a hell lot of traffic. But when I was invited to attend the Gifted.PH launch at Stella Wood Fired Bistro I told myself I should go for a change of scenery. Besides it was on a Saturday afternoon and I won't probably caught in so much traffic going there unlike on weekdays. 




Stella Wood Fired Bistro is part of the RainTree group of restaurants who also brought us Saboten, Chelsea Kitchen, Simple Lang, Museum Cafe, Rocket Room and Momo Cafe to name a few. Fusing pleasant spirits and inviting interiors with fine music and rustic menu, Stella is a wood-fired bistro that offers a full array of delights peppered with tastes true to the West Coast, the mediterranean and South America. The bistro, prominently located in Bonifacio High Street Central, makes use of natural wood on its dishes, imparting most flavorful aromas unlike any other cooking technique.

November 23, 2015

GET THE LOOK: RETRO RELAXED

If That 70’s Show has ever taught us, the MTV generation, anything it’s that you can strut your tight bell-bottom pants, you can wear your plaid jacket or hang on to your bright tripped-out-flower-patterned shirt and still be cool. 70’s fashion statements are back in the spotlight so make sure you shine brightly in every occasion with these few tips on how to snatch the perfect autumn retro look.



 
The 1970s witnessed another fashion revolution transferring success of, for example, the mini skirt and expanding the concept event further. The geometric, mono-colored fabrics were traded for wildly paired tones of more affordable materials such as polyester, plaid and other synthetic substitutes. In fact, the fashion world said their last goodbye to the most famous glamour designer – Coco Chanel – in 1971 and with her waved goodbye to the established trend of clean elegance.

November 22, 2015

It's Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas: Dress from SheIn

I can start feeling it's the holiday season already for several reasons. For one, the weather is starting to get chilly. Two, the worse Manila traffic has become worst especially during the rush hour where vehicles run 10-20kph from destination to destination. And number three, which is actually a good thing, is that I am starting to receive gifts as early as now. I can't help myself singing "Twelve days of Christmas" because it is actually how it feels like.




Just this month I already received a couple of items: prizes, GCs, items for feature etc - of which I consider as gifts/blessings as I am trying my best to have a grateful attitude whether be a small or a big value item.

November 21, 2015

SheIN.com Cyber Monday Sale

I never met a girl in my life who says she's have had enough clothes she doesn't need a new one especially if a new trend comes up for the current season. For someone who loves fashion, I am one of those girls you can never tell don't buy that cute dress or that pair of flats. But I always know better, I am a cheapskate, and I wait until the Sale season before I get me those what I like. I don't dive in and shop like a maniac, I was ever an impulse buyer. I usually save some money for something I want to purchase and I take great advantage of sales, promotions, discounts and coupon codes. 




The new year is just a few days away, and at this point if I do some shopping online, I don't think they can get to me by Christmas. Everywhere is congested heck even the post office and courier service offices for sure. But it pays well to be patient and save than splurge. 

November 20, 2015

Gifted.ph: Gifts with Thoughtfulness + Warmth and Gifting Made Easy

We can't deny it that the holiday season is upon us evident by the worse traffic around Metro Manila and the swarm of people that trail to the mall even on weekdays. I know by this time everyone of us is already making a list of who we're gonna gifts to and what to give them. Admit it or not, it's really hard to give gifts to people, especially those who almost like have everything already they need or might need. 




I can't be anymore honest, when I say I always end up buying Christmas gifts that can fall to something so generic and very impersonal, gifts without much thoughtfulness and warmth in it. And I bet my ass on it, that most of the gifts I give out end up in some storage box somewhere. How do I know that? Because I also get gifts that I don't even get to use even to this day. 

November 18, 2015

Friendship Makes my World #Wonderful

Even though many issues and problems (usually man-made) happens to our daily lives in this world that we live in, I still think that this world is such a wonderful place to be alive. I can't even start to fathom how wonderful it is and why it is so. But one thing I know for sure, I am blessed -- just living in this wonderful world of ours. Like I said a while back, I can't just sum up how wonderful my life is. But for this blog entry, I would try to summarize them in 3 things. I would relate why these 3 things makes my world wonderful but I would dwell on one of them more. 



As for the moment, I am going to talk about the 3 things that come to my mind on why my world is wonderful: Hillsong United, Saving Private Ryan and Kristina. These 3 represents 3 aspects of my life that I am very grateful for and how they make my life a world of wonder. They seem so specific but they serve generalized facets of  my life.

November 15, 2015

My Shopping Experience using Kango Express

Last  October 28, I was invited to the Philippine-launch of Kango Express at Society Lounge in Makati. The event was graced by one of the executives of the company, personalities from the US Embassy, the media and bloggers. We were treated with food, drinks and entertainment. I was able to meet new people as well especially other bloggers like myself. As a thank you for attending the event, guests were also indulged with free Amazon gift cards and shipping credits by Kango Express which we can use to experience how easy and efficient shopping and shipping can be using their services. 


But before I share with you all my shop and ship experience with Kango Express, let me again introduce the company to you, my dear readers. Kango Express is a world class package forwarding service based in the United States that enables consumers to purchase their favorite consumer goods from online stores in the United States and Europe and have them delivered to their home or office in the Philippines or nearly anywhere in the world. 

November 14, 2015

Aozora Japanese Café + Bistro - The Place Where Your Japanese Taste Meets The Sky

The last time I was in Tagaytay was last year and travelling up there made me realized that there’s so many changes that already happened in that mountain getaway and so many new establishments left and right had been erected. If you ask Manilenos, I bet may would agree that Tagaytay is probably the go-to place near Metro Manila if they want to go for some unwinding. You can do a lot of things there for relaxation and fun especially that it his continuously being developed and establishments continuously sprouting everywhere. As for me, I’ve always loved the cool and crisp Tagaytay breeze; so when I was invited to visit a fairly new restaurant in Tagaytay, together with other bloggers, I did not hesitate at all.




The travel to Tagaytay was fairly cheerful.  We drove up there in the very early hours of a Sunday morning and traffic was not yet that frustrating. We arrived at Domicillo Hotel where Aozora Japanese Café + Bistro is located. It’s on the top floor and no customers were there yet. What we first did was to check out the view of the ever-famous Taal lake and volcano at the deck.

November 12, 2015

Hipster Backpacks for Girls

"It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters... And make fun of our exes, uh uh, uh uh... Uh oh! I don't know about you, But I'm feeling 22! Everything will be alright! If you keep me next to you... You don't know about me... But I'll bet you want to... Everything will be alright... If we just keep dancing like we're 22, ooh-ooh... 22, ooh-ooh..." 


I just freakin love that song by my style idol Taylor Swift. It always makes me giddy... quite an upper don't you think? Yeah I know.. I know... my birthday is just a few days away and I'm far being 22. But these lyrics embody what I feel, I always feel like 22 and yeah I also want to be hipster! 

November 11, 2015

Wholesalebuying.com Haul + Review

So the holidays is just around the corner, Christmas is exactly 43 days as of writing this post and I'm already excited to bits! I used to not like the holidays because of several unhappy memories I've had in the past that happened 'tis season of the year. Can you even believe that some of the things I couldn't imagine would happen to me happened when it's about the most wonderful time of the year? Ironic right? But as I grew older and matured, I learned one valuable lesson in life, that is to be GRATEFUL. Yes, in all circumstances, be grateful; then you'll be amazed how God can and will pour more blessings to you -- that you can't even imagine possible. Blessings so awesome, all the painful events of the past will no longer affect you. 



Going back, since it's the holidays, I know my calendar will be jampacked with parties, get-togethers and reunions. Being the person that I am, I always make it a point to always dress up well for these occasions. My motto when it comes to fashion and style is "to always look your best because you'll never know who you'll bump into." BUT (yes there's a but) I make sure I don't burn my pocket and budget well to still look fashionable. 

November 9, 2015

Shine Bright Like a Rhinestone!

It’s already November then few weeks from now it will be December and just around the bend is 2016. Then it will February then March. You might ask why I am saying all these, well February to March is the season for Proms and yes my dear readers even though I am not in high school anymore I am still excited for Prom season. Yes I am excited because I get to share with you girls my prom outfit suggestions. 


Last time, I suggested for pastel colors for Prom Dresses; now after browsing through some sites that carry special occasion dresses I can’t help but drool over those dresses with rhinestone beadings in them. You may well know that wedding gowns nowadays are adorned and studded with crystals and rhinestones giving any bride the feeling of being a royalty, yeah even just the feeling can make any bride the prettiest of them all.

November 7, 2015

SheIn.com’s Pre-Thanksgiving Sale

Even though it is only in the US that Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated I love it when it is Thanksgiving! Since I work for a company that caters to US-based medical insurance clients, we follow the US time zone and their holidays too. So when it is  Thanksgiving and Black Friday I don't have work! Woot!

 

What is Thanksgiving Day anyway? Well according to the ever trusty Wikipedia, Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow) and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.


November 6, 2015

Tbdress Singles Day 2015 Sale

I love online shopping, even online window shopping if there is even such a thing! And I love sales as well! Whoever will say they don’t like sale is a hypocrite. Just joking! Anyway, I am not ashamed to say that whenever I read or hear the word “sale” it sends an electric chill down my spine… hahahaha!


Did you know that there’s such a sale called “Singles Day Sale” that was spearheaded by Tbdress? Funny that almost everything has a worldwide celebration day being reveled once in a while. I think it was just last week that I saw on my Facebook feed that people around the world was celebrating something called International Cat’s Day.

November 5, 2015

Pastel Proms

Proms in my country can be formal or casual. During my junior and senior year prom, I can honestly say that I wasn't able to give a great thought about what I wore. I would probably burn all the photos of me during those proms because I was wearing outfits that were not very well put together.  (So harsh, I know...) How I wish there were more stylish clothing stores like today that sell beautiful prom dresses back then.



Back in highschool we were supposed to have a grad ball at some well-known hotel’s ballroom but it didn't push thru. It would have been great if it did took place because as far as I can remember it was planned to be a black tie event and all the female students should have worn long prom dresses and male students would be in their best suits and tuxedos.

November 4, 2015

My Belkin Wishlist

I’m not a techie-kind of person but even if I hate to admit it, I can’t live or go on a day without my smart phone. It is one of the things that I can’t leave the house without. And whenever I accidentally forget to bring it (which rarely happens), I get somehow agitated and feel like a big part of me is missing. My smartphone is my somewhat my life, it’s my only way to communicate with loved ones and friends some of which are thousands of miles away from me. Since I am a blogger, I engage so much with social media and I also constantly check my personal and blog-dedicated email addresses every time I get the chance to. I also always browse the internet for whatever, listen to podcasts and view videos on Youtube. So I always keep my phone and mobile data open, and because of that my phone’s battery easily gets drained, most of the time I already use up half of my phone’s battery life even before the clock hits lunch time.
 

With that being said, I think I need to be ready and have the needed gadgets to keep my phone’s battery life always a 100%. Also, we will never know when a emergency will come and we don’t want (I specially) to get caught with low battery or God-forbid an empty batt when that happens. Or we don’t have anywhere where we can plug our devices and charge up our gadgets.

November 3, 2015

For the Hopeless Romantic

I think I am a hopeless romantic, that’s probably why I love weddings. Up until now I still follow wedding pages, websites and blogs. I still enjoy looking at and I still pin wedding photos, themes and ideas to my Pinterest boards. Even though freelancing as a part of a wedding coordination team can be tiring and stressful, and doing wedding styling doesn’t pay much, the feeling it brings me when I get involved in such events is unfathomable.


I guess for me, one of the best parts of being included in any wedding event, either being a guest, a bridesmaid, a part of the entourage or being a coordinator is seeing the bride’s wedding dress.  It has been one of the most important aspects of any wedding. I love suggesting designs for wedding dresses to my friends or anyone I know who would be getting married soon.

November 1, 2015

Kango Express, the Newest Package Forwarding Service in the Philippines

Here’s some good news for all online shoppers out there: Kango Express is here! Kango Express is a world class package forwarding service based in the United States that enables consumers to purchase their favorite consumer goods from online stores in the United States and Europe and have them delivered to their home or office in the Philippines or nearly anywhere in the world.


Kango Express provides a happier shopping experience. It understands that not all online retailers are able to ship to the Philippines or accept Filipino credit cards. With warehouses in both the US and UK, Kango Express customers are able to find the exact item they need at the exact price they want to pay. Through its affiliate relationships, Kango Express also assists its customers with finding deals and discounts and maximizing their shopping experience.

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