April 24, 2016

Summer Dressing with Fashionmia

I love summer and it's my favorite season of the year. But this year's summer heat reaching up to 40-50 degrees Celsius is sending me off to bat shit crazy land. IT.IS.THAT.DAMN.HOT.AND.HUMID. I don't want to complain, if only I am at the beach. Yet I go to work doing graveyard shifts in my semi-business casual wardrobe 5 times a week. 


I try to stay cool as possible (both for the body and the head) by wearing knee-length dresses or my forever go-to chiffon tops. I also try to wear light-colored, loose and lightweight clothes. Although there is no certainty that wearing light-colored apparel can regulate body temperature during the hot season and when sun exposure is at its highest. But it definitely pleasing to look at and somehow cool down one's senses. 

April 21, 2016

Naimas - Taste of Northern Filipino Home Cuisine

Naimas is an Ilocano word (a Filipino dialect) which means good-tasting or savory or delicious. My heritage is Ilocano and Ilonggo but is highly-influenced by Ilocano through my father's mother side of the family. I grew up with my grandmother's and aunts' Ilocano-influenced cooking. Fact is that northern Filipinos are known to be great cooks and a lot of well-loved and home-cooked Filipino dishes are from the North.




Talk about excitement when I was invited to a food blogger event at Naimas and found out that they're serving dishes that are famous from Northern Luzon. I am familiar with most of them but I know I haven't tried the hardcore Northern dishes just yet. We will get to that later...

April 20, 2016

Strut Into Summer

The Philippines have experienced the strongest summer heat these past few weeks and it even registered to a 51 degrees Celsius a couple of days ago. We are so much into the heart of summer if I can say so myself.  Whenever I leave the the bathroom after a shower, the heat makes me sweat tons that I want to go back inside and do another shower again. It is that hot and humid! I also go to work in my semi-business outfits and man, I tell you, I hate it. If only I can go to work wearing shorts, sandos/tank tops or in rompers, I would freaking do it every damn day. 




Though I vouched to do just that on weekends when I don't need to be in something so restraining and uncomfy. Too bad I don't have that many shorts, jumpsuits and tank tops. Which gives me the right to shop for summer clothes! Yeah?! Thank goodness, my favorite online clothing store always got some promotion for me to save up on my uncontrollable disease called shopping. 


April 19, 2016

Discover the Hidden Wonders of Costa Rica

Looking from above it seems like the tropical land of Costa Rica serves as a connecting ground between Northern and Southern America. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, this destination represents a true paradise for all of those who wish to experience its exotic allure. 


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The Rich Coast as it roughly translates is quite deserving of its title as it holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity. But besides its mesmerizing natural ambient, the rain-forested country located in Central America holds many cultural treasures as well. So for anybody looking to start an expedition, perhaps you should start discovering Costa Rican hidden wonders.

April 12, 2016

Hey there, Summer!

In this side of the world, Summer is at its peak and trips to the beach or somewhere to cool off the summer heat is non-stop. If you haven’t got the chance to shop for your Summer ensembles, start your summer wardrobe with SheIn’s trendy apparel and accessories. If you’re like me who doesn't want to post her photos or go somewhere wearing the same clothes over and over again, well you’re just in luck! SheIn, one of my favorite online stores, is having a Summer Sale!
Say hello to summer in the trendiest outfits and swimsuits; also, save some more cash for your summer trips while you're at it too. The latest promotion from SheIn allows you to take 40% off if you spend over US$55 by using the code: SUM40,  while take 45% off for orders over US$105 by using the code: SUM45.



April 8, 2016

Awesome Deals with SheIn.com

I have never been fond of the rain and the gloomy weather that it brings. That’s why Summer is my favorite season, because I love it when the sun is always out and that nothing hinders me to do anything or go anywhere that I want to. Good thing is, our country has a tropical weather and our homeland boasts of so many beaches that whenever the weather is great, we can always go for a quick beach getaway! Living in the tropics means summer is always 365 days a year.


Since Summer temperature is slowly soaring, I have a question for you though. Are you ready for it? Let me be more specific, are you fashionably ready for Summer? If not yet, then I have good news for you! Want to turn heads while you enjoy the summer heat on the beach without sacrificing your budget?  Well, you don't have to break the bank for comfy and fashionable summer apparel just to be summer ready, SheIn.com got you covered with their Awesome Deals!


April 6, 2016

BFF Stylish Birthday Gift Ideas

Having a best friend is like having a sister of your own choosing. You can share unimaginable things with her and only you two can understand the fashionable comeback of the ‘90s low rise pants or the fact that paying $800 for the latest Manolo Blahnik pumps is worthwhile. So, when the time comes for you to celebrate the day when your above-average stylish best friend landed on this average planet, you should do your best to give her the most amazing gift there is. Now, we are sure that no one knows your BFF as well as you, so you must know what she wants, but hey, after all those years of friendship if you are running out of ideas, it is ok. We will help you with that. 




Matchy-Match
In the history of friendship there has been not a single one gift that can outplay the matchy-match gifts for BFFs. Luckily, today there is a plentitude of such options, from the classical necklaces with puzzle pendants (best and friend) to the more modern variants like personalized matching iPhone cases. You can make things a bit more original by using some of your inside jokes or nicknames and engraving them on jewelry or printing on t-shirts.

April 4, 2016

Buffy's Milk Tagaytay: Buffalo Milk Ice Cream and Yogurt

I wasn’t big on drinking milk when I was younger, but I do love ice cream big time! And I have recently (well around 2-3 years now) took a liking eating or drinking yogurt. Most of the time I consume commercially produced milk, ice cream and yogurt. So when my fellow Zomato foodies, after a foodie meet-up in Tagaytay, suggested that we pass by this place that offers products made form carabao/water buffalo milk, I got pretty much excited about it.
The place is called Buffy’s and it offers a wide array of dairy products that includes milk, yogurt, ice cream, cheese and other pasalubongs. What’s unique about Buffy’s is that they use carabao/water buffalo milk, which is known to be creamier and healthier compared to what we’re used to with cow’s milk. 

April 2, 2016

Choi Garden at Mega Atrium

I have always loved Chinese food and I don’t consider it really as an international cuisine at all. Well, if you’re not from Asia, you might not know this, but China even before the Philippines was colonized by Western countries, already had a great influence to my country. From culture, to race/ancestry, to tradition and of course, to food. So never be surprised if we have Filipino dishes that are almost similar or contain a greatly-influenced Chinese taste.


Although we have a lot of Filipinized Chinese dishes, sometimes I still crave for the authentic ones. But it’s not every day that I can go to Chinatown and enjoy eating close-to-authentic Chinese food. So where can I get a quick fix? At the mall of course! It may be a bit pricier from the ones back at Chinatown restos but it’s a faster answer to any cravings I’m having at the moment.
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