April 26, 2017

SheIn.com Back to School Giveaway: Win an Outfit

Another giveaway after a looong time! Who's in? But before anything else (did I just wrote the meaning of B.A.E?!),  I just want to share that one of y favorite online shop, SheIn.com had partnered with Student Beans which is a special website for students. To announce this good news, She In is having a Back to School Giveaway!

There are a few steps that you guys should follow if you want to join this online contest. Don't worry, the steps are pretty easy and 10 winners from all the joiners around the world will get to take home a school-perfect outfit (shirt + skirt).

April 25, 2017

Mazza Shawarma - McKinley Hill

Besides Japanese cuisine, Mediterranean food is one of my favorite cuisines in the whole while world. I always dream of travelling to Morocco and eating authentic food from that region. But since that is still a far off dream that I have to chase, I'm settling for what is readily available at the moment.

I love that Manila isn’t scarce of restaurants that offer the Mediterranean fare. Some are authentic, some are fusion and some are close to the Filipino palate. One of which is Mazza Shawarma. I always pass by this place every time I go to work. I had this belief that they only serve shawarma; but when I finally stepped foot in it, I discovered they have a lot of menu offerings besides shawarma and shawarma rice.

April 23, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 21

I knew I can't do this TSC thing religiously but I should not fuss about it. Blogging or writing should never feel like an obligation to begin with. I don't know about other bloggers, but I started this blog, TBH, as a way to break the monotony of my daily life. But if I don't feel like blogging, I don't force myself. But when I'm in the mood, I can freakin' write a post in 5-10 minutes or finish 10 backlogs in a day.

So, the past two weeks have been spent mostly for work. It was a super toxic past few weeks. Of course, I can't disclose the details as per company confidentiality policies. My life had been work-home/eat/sleep-repeat. The weekends were spent catching up on sleep or just plainly doing nothing at all. 

April 22, 2017

Hai Chix and Steaks - Greenhills

Don’t you just love it when you set expectations and they don’t disappoint? This is exactly what I experience during one of my gastronomic conquests. I had a scheduled catch-up with one of my best college friends one Sunday afternoon. I didn’t ate that morning or lunch even, so I was pretty much dying of hunger when we met up late that afternoon. 

I opened my Zomato app and searched for restaurants in and around Greenhills and filtering them via ratings. Hai Chix and Steaks caught my eye and there were a lot of favorable reviews about it. I trusted my guts and suggested this place to my friend who agreed right then and there. 

April 18, 2017

LAVA Cheese Tarts - SM Megamall

Ahhh cheese... I love cheese! In my food, as a snack and in my desserts! Make me eat cheese, even the stinky ones, I.will.eat.it. What more if they're the focal point of my dessert. Just like those cheese tarts that are becoming famous among food lovers and the populate.

I reviewed one of the famous cheese tarts in the world - Pablo. But I don't think it's fair to stop just right there. So the quest to trying most if not all of the cheese available in the metro begins. As for now let's put the spotlight on LAVA Cheese Tarts.

April 16, 2017

Zaful's Off Shoulder White Dress

Summer's here! And I can't wait to hit the beach! And yeah, I couldn't care less if  I don't have that beach-ready body; all I know is that I'm gonna have so much, no matter what. Ahhh, the beach... the white sand, the salty sea breeze, sunshine, sunsets - best things in life, if you ask me. 

 Off Shoulder Shirred Maxi Dress - White

Well, being the usual me, of course, beach outfits must be planned properly. When considering what to pack in my travel bag, besides that they need to be light weight, the apparel I should bring must be  both comfortable and stylish. As for the color, white and/or pastels are the go-to shades. 

April 15, 2017

Zaful's Black High-Low Dresses

In the past, I have had my flare on high-low dresses; this are dresses that have a shorter front part and long at the back. Donning a high-low dress provides you the best of both worlds. They are best work for events that goes from day to night. 

 Off Shoulder High Low Flowing Dress - Black

If you’re attending a social gathering, you can rock a black high low dress for the glamour of a long evening gown and the comfort and youthful style of a short dress. This sophisticated look is fun, feminine, and perfect for the transition from casual to dressy. 

April 14, 2017

Mad for Wagyu at HEAT EDSA Shangri-La Hotel

I love buffets and I bet a lot of you do too! How one can say no to unlimited food with little cost? And a themed buffet? Count me in! Especially if the theme is all about Wagyu Beef!!! HEAT Restaurant at the EDSA Shangri-La has a buffet night revolving around premium Wagyu beef called Mad for Wagyu which happens every Saturday night. 

Before anything else, Wagyu is any of four Japanese breeds of beef cattle, the most desired of which is genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. The meat from such Wagyu cattle is known for its quality, and commands a high price. In several areas of Japan, Wagyu beef is shipped carrying area names. Some examples are Matsusaka beef, Kobe beef, Yonezawa beef, Mishima beef, Ōmi beef and Sanda beef.*

April 11, 2017

Decluttering 101: How to Do it Like a Pro

Breathtakingly beautiful sunny days which spring has brought along are the source of inspiration for you to transform your home. Sometimes there is simply no time (or money) for a huge remodeling project, but you’d be surprised just how much you can do by decluttering your home. By getting rid of old things, you are allowing yourself to focus on something new, and you’re also making enough space for old things to come into focus again. Decluttering may sound complicated, but here are a few simple tips to help you do it like a pro.

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The six months rule
As ridiculous as this may sound, we often keep things around even if don’t like them that much. Take a good look at the things you have in your home, and ask yourself ‘have I used this in the last six months?’ If the answer is ‘no’, you probably won’t use it in the next six months also, and you should get rid of it. Of course, some of the things you love and don’t want to part with, and that’s okay, but if you don’t love it and you haven’t used it, it’s time for it to go.

April 10, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 20

Annnnnd I'm back! Hahaha! I wasn't able to write my TSC entry last week as I prefer to just slouch and sleep all day last Sunday. I just came out from being sick the prior and I didn't feel like doing anything. So, yeah, I basically just lazied my way through that weekend.  

Today, I woke up at 1:00 am and started cleaning my apartment and did all the stuff that I've been slacking about for a week now, like fold my laundry and put them in all their proper places. I'm thinking of creating a new logo and header for my blog, but I'll be meeting up with my good college friend later, so we'll see about that. Plus I need to download a lot of stuff that I'll be needing for the design of my header. Also, i need to look for inspirations, but I already have something in mind. As per usual, I'll be writing this entry as my day goes along.

April 7, 2017

Sasa Asian Cuisine at Estancia Mall Capitol Commons

I couldn't be any grateful being born an Asian and a Filipino for that matter. Besides living in a country that boasts of a lot of beautiful beaches and tourist spots, I also take pride in my country's culinary fare and how enthusiastic my people are when it comes to food. 

Asia offers a great offering of the best cuisines in the whole wide world, if I can say so myself. Trying other dishes native to neighboring Asian countries with the inclusion of fusion eats; it isn’t hard for me to favorite a couple of those dishes because of their many similarities to Filipino dishes.

April 2, 2017

Be Inspired by the Elegant Downton Abbey

It is no secret that I am absolutely a fan of the roaring 20's era. Almost about everything related to I am a fan of. I am also smitten with events with this all things Great Gatsby-esque.  I've almost seen a handful of movies and tv  shows within the same theme and era. What I like best about it is the fashion. Although during those times, women tend to achieve a more androgynous look. But the intricacies and the detailing of their wardrobe are beyond imaginable and can't be mistaken to be ultra feminine.

Halter Long Sleeves Trumpet / Mermaid and Temporary Summer Simple Garden / Outdoor Dress

My favorite TV series are still on break and while on hibernation mode, I'm starting to watch new, current and old shows. One show that I've been inkling to watch is Downton Abbey. Besides Dan Stevens starring in that show and how interesting and intriguing its plot line, it is set in my favorite era. Moreover, the fashion for both men and women roles of Downton Abbey are impeccable. 

March 31, 2017

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant by Chef Raymar Reyes

Fast becoming a go-to venue for straight up Filipino food with a delicious twist an exciting dining experience awaits at Sangkap. Located in Portico Alveo, Oranbo, Pasig City near Valle Verde Clubhouse and part of the restaurants by The Menu Group. Sangkap's celebrity chef Raymar Reyes takes on a modern rendition of classic Pinoy dishes from different regions in the country.  

Sangkap with its homey interiors and familiar sounding dishes plays right into the Filipino palate, albeit surprising its visitors with a lot more to offer in every bite. Your first try of each unique dish will be reminiscent of a home cooked meal but with a modern, more flavorful spin. 

March 30, 2017

Holiday Fashion: A Resort Style Guide

If there were a survey to be conducted all around the world asking people what their favorite time of the year was, it is safe to assume that the majority would vote for the holiday season. Any time off work spent on a trip that is meant to unwind and rejuvenate you is a great time indeed. However, after you have put your finger on a particular destination and picked your resort, it is time to get those suitcases packed, and we are here with a concise yet encompassing guide on how to look your best – resort style. Let us hop to it. 

Do Your Homework
If you are traveling to a destination you have never been to before, one of the essentials is that you learn about the climate. So, for example, if the humidity levels are high, make sure you pack light and breezy as far as fabrics go, which means, only natural, breathable materials like cotton and silk (for the nights out). Linen and jersey blends also travel well.

March 27, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 19

So I just wasted my weekend because of this stupid flu that I'm nursing since Friday night. Last week I also wasn't feeling all too well and had to miss a day from work; and I thought I'm doing ok but no, this flu is persistent and it finally caught up with me. Well, I don't have a healthy lifestyle at all and I'm not taking any vitamins either and chugging down more coffee than water, so that's probably why I got sick. 

Yesterday after work, I went straight to sleep so I will be refreshed before attending a foodie meet up near Valle Verde. I was able to function the whole time but I can't really mask the the feeling of sickness and I was sneezing like every 5-10 minutes. My foodie colleagues even went to some food park after that event at Sangkap, and me? I went home... Waaaahhhhh! I wanted to go with them but my body is failing me. 

March 24, 2017

Pablo Cheesecake Mini at BGC High Street

Pablo Cheesecake is Japan’s most popular freshly-baked cheese tarts and it has opened the first flagship branch in Manila last September 2016. People went nuts about it because, well, it is popular in Japan and it's made of cheese. Who doesn't love cheese anyway? Learning that it is new and the only branch that they have opened is only in Robinson's Place Manila, I knew I had to put off in trying these cheese tarts that are making so much buzz. I'm not patient enough to line up for it. 

Pablo Cheesecake originated in Osaka, Japan and was brought to the Philippines by the Suyen Group, the same company behind Bench, they're venturing on food now, I see... It is a home-grown Japanese dessert store that has several branches in Japan and abroad. Besides their classic cheese tarts, they also offer other pastries, cheese puddings, cookies, drinks, and soft served ice cream.

March 21, 2017

My Third Mumuso Korea Mini-Haul

And I'm back with my latest Mumuso  Korea haul. If it's still not that obvious that I'm addicted to this concept store, well I am. anyhoo, I got these items a few weeks ago, almost 3 weeks to be exact. Every time I passed by Venice Grand Canal mall before going to work, I can't help but enter the Mumuso store and check out what I can score. 

For this haul post I actually got 5 items; the first four were bought in one day and the other items I bought another day. On my very recent visit, I got another Arbutrin serum, I'm addicted to it and I don't want to ever run out of it though my latest is still 3/4 full. With the latest buy, I also finally got to bu the Aloe Vera Hydrogel, the one in a tub. You can check out my first two hauls, I've writtem the links at the end of this log post. So without further ado, here are the latest items I got from Mumuso Korea. 

March 20, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 18

So, it's already Monday Manila time. I forgot to schedule this post; I thought I did auto-publish this before I went to sleep. Now I am awake 12 hours later and find out that this entry didn't publish automatically. Well, it is still Sunday in some parts of the world so this still counts. 

Warning, TSC entry is heavily loaded with Beauty and the Beast raves haha! So I just got home from the movie date I had with my officemates. It's supposed to happen later this Sunday night but we all decided to just do it on Saturday night instead. So after coming home from work and getting crazy and nervous while booking our movie tickets online (because they're selling out so fast), I went to sleep to atleast have some rest before our Saturday night out. 

March 17, 2017

Keeping Traditions with Tsoko.Nut Batirol

9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the 10th person always lies hahaha! But you know, it is always a good time for coffee and cake right, especially if chocolate is laden in every drink and cake. So one Saturday from one foodie meet up to another, me and my fellow foodies squeezed in a detour to this coffee shop called Tsoko.Nut Batirol somewhere in the Tomas Morato area. 

Tsoko.Nut Batirol is an all-Filipino cafe serving locally sourced coffee, dishes and desserts. Tsokonut is a local and well-known snack made of chocolate and ground nuts, while Batirol actually refers to the metal mixing pot used to prepare the hot chocolate beverage while they use a molinillo (wooden whisk), to manually blend the chocolate. 

March 15, 2017

5 Make Up Look That Guys Love

At the time of beauty, women have a powerful weapon that works miracles: makeup. It hides the granites, disguises dark circles, highlights the look and what is even better, and enhances the natural beauty. Make-up is something that a woman can never miss. We all makeup to feel beautiful, enhance our attributes and, although we often deny it, we also do it to capture the attention of the opposite sex. The truth is that there are different styles of makeup, so you have to look which you will use to conquer the boy you like.

We all have our preferences when it comes to makeup. Many have their traditional style, and others love to innovate in colors and techniques. But what about men? Do you like faces with makeup? Men always admire the beauty of women and if they have a touch of makeup, much more. You need to keep in mind that men always prefer to see the woman more naturally, so try to make sure your makeup is not too loaded.

March 13, 2017

Burger Company: Burgers, Bacons and Boardgames

We go to a diner or restaurant it is obvious that we are there for the food. But when a place gives you more than that, it's something, it's a level up. Where can you go to find burgers, bacons and board games all in one place? Burger Company! Burger Company used to be the Boulevard Diner but was reinvented as a place that specializes in Burgers and other chows created by enthusiasts of both good food and board games.

The place is nothing fancy but definitely artsy! The resto's facade is covered by murals with its grill just beside the entrance. Couple of tables occupy the inside with a huge rack filled with hundreds of board games. Customers are allowed to use the board games that aren't open yet; the ones still in plastic are for sale.

March 12, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 17

Skipped one Sunday of my TSC series, forgivable? Yep. I was craving sleep last Sunday that I had to give in and it resulted to an almost 14-hour sleep! Man, imagine how much my head ached after over-sleeping (if there's such a thing). Anyhoo, not much ganap has happened this weekend. I was busy setting up my internet connection yesterday until today. I know a little bit on how to set up and troubleshoot but sometimes, you can't really find what's causing the problem.

Since I don't have any events to attend to this weekend, I spent it doing all the errands and things-to-do that I've been putting off for days. I also spend this day as my "me" time. After coming home from the mall, I immediately went straight to doing some DIY pampering. Treated my poor hair with a hair treatment that I just bought, did my nails, my eyebrows and some body salt scrubbing while taking a shower. Those were badly needed and I'm glad I finally got the time to do them. Later before I go bed I'll apply some face mask using my Mumuso Aloe Vera gel and the eye mask that my office mate gave me. 

March 11, 2017

Vamos A Comer at Sobremesa By Chef Benjo Tuason

I'm glad that I get to live in the era before and during the thrive of technology. I remember the good old times like it was yesterday when life was simple, playing with my neighbors on the street, reading stuff printed on paper, the smell of books, the summer afternoons spent playing, and of course the home-cooked meals. Do you still remember when the whole family would sit down during lunch or dinner and after finishing the meal no one gets up just yet, but spends time talking about what happened during everyone's day.  

And then, there came technology. We all meet each other for coffee, lunch or dinner but most of the time our heads are ducked down and fondling our smartphones with our fingers. Don't get me wrong, I love technology and how it has made all our lives easier. But there should always be balance to things (and life in general), right?

March 10, 2017

Big D's Smokehouse at Venice Grand Canal Mall

Couple of weeks ago I got to attend the grand launching of Big D's Smokehouse in McKinley Hill’s Venice Grand Canal Mall with members of the press and other bloggers. Though this resto opened months ago. It is owned by Chef Dino Paulo. Hence the Big D brand name. Big D’s has been around the market for some time now and have other branches in Katipunan Extension and Eastwood City.

Big D'S Smokehouse is a southern -inspired restaurant that specializes in classic southern style BBQ. Fore-fronting their menu is Chef Dino’s own spin on the world famous barbecue pork ribs. Using only the finest ingredients, Big D's soft-bone ribs has a sweet and tangy flavor, rubbed and smoked making it distinct from others.

March 9, 2017

4 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

What do you do to help protect the environment? There are many small ways in which you can contribute to this great battle of keeping our planet healthy, and some people are making an effort to implement an eco-friendly approach to their lifestyle.
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It’s great to take a walk or use public transport when you’re going somewhere instead of taking the car. Also, it’s wonderful to see that fewer plastic bags are being used. Still, there is much more that can be done inside your own home to make it more environmentally-friendly.

March 8, 2017

My Second Mumuso Korea Mini-Haul

Yes, I will admit it, I'm addicted. Addicted to Mumuso Korea's skin care products and make up. I went back one night before I go to work, with the aim to buy another bottle of the Arbutrin serum because the one that I have running out. BUT, being me, I browsed through their beauty product section for a while and ended up getting 3 more items hahaha! I went to try more of their products because the first few that I bought did wonders to skin and the makeups are great as well. If you haven't read my first Mumuso Korea mini-haul and review, you can check it out here: Mumuso Korea Now In the Philippines.

If in case you haven't heard of this new store, Mumuso Korea is a fast fashionable leisure-lifestyle commodities store with a cute Korean flavor. Their philosophy adheres to a holistic lifestyle, affordable to everyone. They emphasize on quality while maintaining affordability. At Mumuso, functionality, quality, design, and value are the core concepts in every step, from initial product design to the final product on their store shelves.

March 6, 2017

Spread Happiness with IHOP on National Pancake Day

IHOP's annual National Pancake Day is back with a sweet deal. On March 7, 2017 all IHOP® restaurants in the Philippines will once again join locations throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and Mexico in celebrating a unique and beloved IHOP restaurant tradition: National Pancake Day.

From 7 AM to 10PM on Tuesday, March 7th, all 5 IHOP locations will be offering guests the opportunity to enjoy unlimited servings of their world famous buttermilk pancakes for only P250, to enjoy in the restaurant. P 200 out of the P 250 generated from those pancakes will once again be donated to the Kythe Foundation, which provides children with cancer and chronic illnesses the chance to learn, play, and grow while in treatment, even if they’re in the hospital.

March 3, 2017

3 Summer Wear Essentials Besides A Swimsuit

It’s freaking March already! And you all know that signals summer in this side of the world. Though since this country lies in the tropics it is basically 365 days of summer in the Philippines. I haven’t got any concrete summer plans yet but I’m already making some plans. 

Speaking of plans, I am the type of girl who plans my trip down to the last details and that includes what clothes I would bring on a certain trip. Like for example, if I am going to somewhere where the weather is a bit cold then I would bring apparel that is appropriate and would not bring swimwear or clothes that would not keep me warm. 

February 27, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 16

Nothing much is going on right now. This week I went to two foodie meet-ups and saw some of the Zomato foodies that I have seen in months. I don't get to go to much of the Zomato events since most of them are held on weekdays and won't fit with my schedule. It was nice to do some catching up with them. They're really fun and cool people have around. 

Anyhoo, I'm also feeling under the weather since my upper back has been hurting for a week. The pain is originating somewhere in my scapular area and it's killing me. One time at work, I really went out to the convenience store beside our office building just to get some Salonpas and stick a couple of them on my back. They gave some relief, temporarily. I sed to have episodes of this before and what somewhat cured it was when I did some Yoga stretches. I might try out that one today and see if the pain will diminish.

February 26, 2017

Splice Events Place & Restaurant's New Menu Launch

"Change is the only constant thing in this world" - this popular saying is true enough. In the past I remember EDSA Central as a transportation hub and was quite a very congested and chaotic place as this was a major thoroughfare along EDSA and Shaw Boulevard. And then a few years ago it has undergone a major face-lift. It was transformed into a district with a vast network of mixed-use commercial and retail buildings, open spaces, pockets of greens and residential communities. 

The central structure in EDSA Central used to be a wet and dry market and now it has been transformed into a modern commercial building that houses retail shops, food outlets, and kiosks. One of the establishments here is Splice, which formerly brands itself solely as a restobar. Now it has re-branded itself as an events place and restaurant tugging with it a new menu line as well. 

February 24, 2017

The Interior Trends You’ll Be Loving in 2017

Living in a stylish and perfectly decorated apartment is something that we all want, right? Unfortunately, often complete interiors changes may not be practical, let alone affordable. But don’t get discouraged now! There are so many ways to jazz up your living space and make it trendy by making some minor changes that can have amazing effects. Here are the biggest décor trends for this year, so you can get inspired and make your place both stylish and homey.

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Incorporate nature
In the recent years, green and eco-friendly living has become an essential part of the world’s consciousness. We have realized that the Earth needs some help from all of us to be able to support us in return for many years to come. Even Pantone’s color of the year is called Greenery, and the main focus is on incorporating nature in all the spheres of life. 

The Utter Romance of Lace

On my way to work yesterday, a friend sent me a chat message asking me about how to plan a wedding. I got stop on my tracks because I did not know what to say. It’s not that I do not know the answer. It is because I do not know where to start. Having and planning a wedding seems like a piece of cake but really it isn’t. I’ve freelanced as a wedding and events coordinator a few years back and believe me, it ain’t easy. (That is also why my friend first went to me for help, by the way).

I always wonder how come our parents and grandparents were able to wed back in the day and weren’t as stressed and without all the fuss just like of today’s weddings. But I guess our generation gives more attention and details to the events of their lives compared to how it was before.

February 23, 2017

Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials for Every Fashionista

What exactly makes someone a fashionista? A true fashionista uses their wardrobe as a canvas to display what they perceive as art. Yes, clothing can be art! You can truly tell a lot about someone by how they dress. But while a true fashionista has her own unique collection of pieces and outfits to throw together, there are certain essentials every fashion-loving person needs in their closet. But first, what exactly makes a piece of clothing an essential?

A wardrobe essential is an article of clothing that is trend-proof, versatile, and an “outfit multiplier” according to The Chic Fashionista. An outfit multiplier is an article of clothing that allows you to create multiple outfits by mixing and matching. The best way to think about wardrobe essentials is to think of them as a blank canvas. Start with one piece and build your outfit from there. So just how many of the following wardrobe essentials do you have in your closet? 

Why Long Dresses are Perfect

Prom season is probably an occasion that high school students look forward to the most, especially those who are in their junior and senior year in secondary education. Back in the day, to get inspiration for what you would wear on prom night, we rely on magazines like Seventeen or Candy. I envy girls now who have the internet, blogs and Pinterest to use as a tool for them to get style inspirations. 

Some have their dresses made and some buy off-the-rack. I can’t say tho which is cheaper. But if you don’t have enough time you can always rely on online stores to get prom dresses at cheap price. I’ve browsed so many sites that offer dresses that are in-trend. So that’s also a good option if you’re on the look for something to wear for your upcoming prom festivities. 

February 22, 2017

Fit Fashionista: Athleisure Style for Spring

A couple of seasons back, designers started talking about gym-to-office and après-sport, and we have to admit – nobody really took them seriously. Despite our skepticism, fashion finally managed to make peace with function, making athleisure the new casual. The incorporation of spandex, Lycra and other synthetic fibers into work-appropriate attire has contributed to creation of an entirely new fashion category. 

Although it has been around for some time now, many are still struggling to combine their personal style with this new-age trend. Let us help you with that – shape up and suit up, with this spring’s most popular athletic wear separates!

February 21, 2017

Zaful.com Haul #3 + Review

Hey ya ladies! The holidays are over but I’m still in holiday mood! Why? Because Zaful asked me for a collab by picking out items from their site for review! Yey! I feel like it is still Christmas because I’m still receiving gifts in the mail! Woot! For this haul, I chose 4 items and I went for a black and white theme for the pieces that I chose. I don’t know... I just felt like it. But before anything else let me introduce Zaful to you guys just in case you haven’t heard about them.

Zaful is your one-stop online shop for today’s most daring, exciting and edgy fashion apparel. Their affordable collections are all about redefining trends, design excellence and exceptional quality to satisfy the needs of every aspiring fashionista.

February 19, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 15

It feels so gloomy today because it’s been raining all night. I really don’t like it when it’s raining. For one I hate the cold weather, I mean, can’t it be just cool and not too cold? Though I must confess I got a good sleep. I slept for a good 12 hours this time around haha! This oversleeping on Saturdays is becoming a habit. It’s ok though, at least I am giving my body the rest it needs after a week of under-sleeping. The week that passed was such a busy one. I mean, it was only Wednesday and I felt like I had already worked 5 days. And talk about the Valentine’s Day too. Unfortunately, it fell on a weekday and on a pay day. So you can only imagine how heavy the traffic was. Good thing that I have foreseen it and left the house earlier than usual. 

I had so much fun last Sunday when I went to my officemate's house in Pateros. It was their town fiesta and it has been years since I got to experience any local festivities. We walked from their place to the main part of the town to meet one of our officemates and since a lot of people was there it was super hard to pass the streets. We got caught with the procession of people parading the statue of St. Martha so we were forced to walk behind it. Before we turned into a street to take a shortcut to my friend’s house, people started throwing snacks and we tried catching some. I didn’t catch one but my other officemate gave me one of his. There were also sidewalk vendors selling different kinds of stuff, Kirk and I was able to buy those rings you stick at the back of your phone as a holder. We got it  for only 20 pesos each! They usually sell them at 50 pesos to 100. So we were happy with that little purchase. And ooohhh we went to the local carnival too! Some of us gambled but I was so astonished with the old school Ferris wheel and octopus rides (but didn't get to ride them). After that we went back to Paola’s house and we ate, drunk, gambled and laughed our asses off until around 3:00 in the morning. Man that was soooo fun!

Btw, my internet connection sucks… it’s has been like this for a week now and won’t be repaired until next week. My gosh, is there any good internet connection left in the Philippines anymore? Or is it really that hopeless?!

February 16, 2017

Cozy Up In Cardigan and Outerwear

Brrrrr... It's been cold lately. Every time I wake up and have to take bath before going to work, I have to heat the water because if I don't it's as if I jumped into icy water. It's ok when I'm sleeping but when I'm on my way to work or working, I don't want getting cold. I personally don’t like a cold weather because of allergies. They seem to act up when the temperature is dropping.  

It's almost the end of February and Summer is just around the corner. But since the snow from the northern hemisphere is just melting the air becomes cold and even the countries lying in the tropical belt are experiencing a winter-like weather. Atleast this is how we can only get close to winter.

February 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day Outfits Ideas

Well, well, who would have known, it's Valentine's Day once again. Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting. Although in modern times, Valentine’s Day was never meant for lovers only. Since it is the day where most people celebrate love which has many meanings; this day can also be commemorated with other loved ones and even your friends.

Valentine’s Day also marks the beginning of Spring – where after a long winter, flora and fauna starts to bloom again and give life to any place that was once gloomy and covered with snow. So this day connotes not only the celebration of love but also a new life.

February 12, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 14

Time check: 3:28 am, Sunday February 12 2017. I woke up super early today after sleeping for 13 hours! Woot! This is the longest I slept for weeks now. And no, the cover photo for this blog is not real time. I just miss the beach so much, waking up so early, watching the sun rise while I dig my feet in sand and sip some hot coffee.

It's good that I was able to give this body so much rest it deserves but now I'm with a massive headache after sleeping that long haha! It's ok, this migraine will go away soon. Now I'm sipping some coffee to start my very long day today while staring at my computer monitor and writing some articles for my blog and for the office newsletter. I intentionally didn't make any plans for Saturday because I know Sunday will be a very long day for me. As usual I'm writing this TSC entry as my day goes along and while thoughts are popping in my head and hopefully I will publish this as this day ends. 

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