June 24, 2017

Marinduque Travel Diary 2017: Sunrise Watching at Maniwaya Island

"For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” A quote by an anonymous author which basically sums me up and God only knows how much I'm dying inside that I only got set foot on a beach after a year! 




Work, time, budget constraints and all other things hindered me from doing so the past year. But this Summer I made sure not to miss going to the beach anymore. It's been calling me and my soul has been begging me to go, just go (haha! I write and think exaggeratedly most of the time) Good thing me and my friend Clara finally found some time to hit the beach.  Our destination? Marinduque

June 23, 2017

Marinduque Travel Diary 2017: Palad Sand Bar

"For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” A quote by an anonymous author which basically sums me up and God only knows how much I'm dying inside that I only got set foot on a beach after a year! 




Work, time, budget constraints and all other things hindered me from doing so the past year. But this Summer I made sure not to miss going to the beach anymore. It's been calling me and my soul has been begging me to go, just go (haha! I write and think exaggeratedly most of the time) Good thing me and my friend Clara finally found some time to hit the beach.  Our destination? Marinduque.
 

June 22, 2017

Marinduque Travel Diary 2017: Sunong Bato Beach & Rock Formations

"For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” A quote by an anonymous author which basically sums me up and God only knows how much I'm dying inside that I only got set foot on a beach after a year!





Work, time, budget constraints and all other things hindered me from doing so the past year. But this Summer I made sure not to miss going to the beach anymore. It's been calling me and my soul has been begging me to go, just go (haha! I write and think exaggeratedly most of the time) Good thing me and my friend Clara finally found some time to hit the beach.  Our destination? Marinduque

June 21, 2017

Marinduque Travel Diary 2017: Ungab Rock Formation

"For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” A quote by an anonymous author which basically sums me up and God only knows how much I'm dying inside that I only got set foot on a beach after a year! 




Work, time, budget constraints and all other things hindered me from doing so the past year. But this Summer I made sure not to miss going to the beach anymore. It's been calling me and my soul has been begging me to go, just go (haha! I write and think exaggeratedly most of the time) Good thing me and my friend Clara finally found some time to hit the beach.  Our destination? Marinduque

June 20, 2017

Marinduque Travel Diary 2017: Maniwaya Island

“For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” A quote by an anonymous author which basically sums me up and God only knows how much I'm dying inside that I only got set foot on a beach after a year! 




Work, time, budget constraints and all other things hindered me from doing so the past year. But this Summer I made sure not to miss going to the beach anymore. It's been calling me and my soul has been begging me to go, just go (haha! I write and think exaggeratedly most of the time) Good thing me and my friend Clara finally found some time to hit the beach.  Our destination? Marinduque

June 17, 2017

Macao Imperial Tea Now in Manila!

Although known globally as the ‘Vegas of China’, Macau is more than just casinos. Macau is beautiful, vibrant, and alive, and this change in perspective is what we want the world to see. As one of the fastest-growing cafe chains that's proudly born in Macau, Macao Imperial Tea takes a deeply-rooted approach that highlights a mix of the rich Macanese culture and a personalized experience. Genuine, memorable, and special--this is what Macao Imperial Tea brings in each and every cup that’s especially made for you. 




With over 200 branches in Macau, Vietnam, China, United States, Macao Imperial Tea is brewing soon in the Philippines! Macao Imperial Tea - Philippines is proudly brought to you by Fredley Group of Companies—the same group behind other exciting food concepts such as Sandaya Yakiniku-Fisher Mall, Shabu-shabu Ichiban, Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku, and Ersao Wind Tagaytay.

June 15, 2017

Now Open! Go Hotels Cubao: Offers Accessibility for Business and Leisure Activities

Cubao is the commercial hub of Quezon City. It is said that anywhere you want to travel by land in Luzon is accessible through this transportation hub, as it intersects across many of the access ways to the North, East and South of the Metro. There are many viable options in the area that include ever-present taxi service, the MRT and LRT lines, and the buses with city-wide and provincial destinations within easy reach. Aside from these, Cubao is also where one can find the Araneta Center - the iconic shopping, dining and entertainment mecca.

  


These are some of the factors that prompted a niche development group Roxaco Land Corporation to establish one of their five Go Hotel franchises along bustling Aurora Boulevard in Cubao, Quezon City.  With the opening of Go Hotels Cubao, they offer leisure and business travelers the same value propositions of all the Go Hotels branches in the country. “First and foremost, it is value for money. We have our standard rooms that offer a quiet space with comfortable beds, a good shower, a flat screen TV and the convenience of easy check-in and check-out. We strive to make their stay as hassle-free as possible with a level of hospitality that has been remarked upon by the guests,” says JJ A. Montinola, AVP for Business Development, Strategic Planning and Communications at Roxas and Company Inc.

June 14, 2017

5 Cocktails That Are Perfect for Long Summer Nights

Summer is here and so are the long summer nights. There are many things to consider when preparing for summer, what to wear, where to go, what to do… I’m sure you read all about that, so I’m here to tell you about something a bit more interesting. Here is the list of my favorite cocktails. Next time you are out, try some of them and see what you think.




Tequila Gimlet
This delicious cocktail is the drink of choice of all those with a bit of a sweet tooth and love for tequila. Now before you move on to the next cocktail, you should know that this drink is not too sweet and lime juice makes it perfectly refreshing on a summer night.

June 13, 2017

Zaful's Bikinis + 3rd Anniversary Giveaway!

The summer season has officially ended in this side of the world, but I know some of you from the rest of the globe is just starting to enjoy sunny days and clear blue skies. I envy you! I am a summer-kind-of-girl and if I have one wish I would want to live in a place where it's always sunny. Because I am someone who can't tolerate cold weather and I kinda hate the gloomy rainy weather.




Well, since summer is just starting for some of you girls out there, you're in luck, Zaful's got some of the best swimsuits you can buy and wear for your summer escapades. Check this yellow crochet bikini  if you're the boho or vintage type of girl. And if you're the resort or sophisticated type you can don this color block bathing suit.

June 12, 2017

Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie

When travelling, I am more excited about trying the local food of a particular area. Most often than not I also buy delicacies to bring home with me and give to family and friends. Just like when my friends and I went to HK last year, I already researched where to eat and made sure to eat HK street food as much as we could. I believe that a cuisine of a place tells a lot about it and is what separates it from other places.




If you would take time to get to know the history of a lot of restaurants that serves international cuisines in Manila, they are usually inspired by the travels of its owners or from where their roots came from. This is exactly the story behind Vanderlust Patisserie and Bistro but this young player did not concentrate to only one country or region, but a continent: Europe.

June 11, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 7 + Review

Hey hey hey! What's up y'all? I hope you're all having a good week and if not, that's ok, weekend's here anyway. As for me, this week's been cray-zy. Well painful to say the least cuz I have been nursing a toothache for almost a week now. I have been popping pills to stop the swelling and infection before this freakin' tooth gets extracted. Good thing there are things to pick me up. Just like this recent haul that I got from Zaful.com.




This haul includes two new dresses and two accessories. The moment I saw this on Zaful's site I immediately added them to my wish list and thank goodness when I decided to finally get them they're still available. Most hot items from Zaful sell out pretty fast so yeah I'm glad I got them before they run out of stocks. 

June 10, 2017

10 Reasons to Visit the 11th MAFBEX

It’s that time of the year again for the biggest food show in the country – the Manila Food and Beverage Expo or simply, MAFBEX. Now on its 11th edition, MAFBEX 2017 positions itself as the “Ultimate Foodventure”; bringing together a flurry of gastronomic wonders on June 14 to 18, from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the World Trade Center Manila. Organized by SIAL Philippines and presented in partnership with the Young Hoteliers Exposition and the Organization of Bar Professionals, this year’s show is sure to be packed with tons of surprises and exclusive events. To give you an idea, here are some among the many reasons why you should not miss the 11th MAFBEX!




1. Tasting Opportunities
Set to occupy a total of 15,000 sqm of exhibition space, which will house close to 500 exhibitors, explore and sample the diverse array of food and beverage products from both local and international brands.

June 9, 2017

Empacho Restaurant x Bar

Empacho is a term (Filipino, Spanish and Latin American) that is characterized by the feeling of indigestion and/or feeling full after eating too much. Of which happens to me most of the time hehe, especially when I’m eating my favorite comfort food. I always say, I’ll just take small bites or portions but when the food gets you going, I end up getting empacho. 




There’s a new restaurant in Tomas Morato that offers Filipino soul food with a modern take and it’s called Empacho. And yes, you will enter the restaurant hungry and will definitely leave with a tummy twice the size of your usual empty one. Empacho is your new go-to Filipino restaurant and bar that opened last April 2017. 

June 8, 2017

Tropical Summers with Zaful

I am no celebrity, fashion blogger or whatsoever but I am very much inclined to clothes and fashion and I know I owe it to being greatly influenced by my family’s background and involvement with the apparel business/trade. Due to that I have the tendency of at least having a minimum of two weeks gap when repeating clothes. I hate to admit it but I really struggle when it comes to buying clothes and shoes; I can live with just enough make up, bags and accessories but with clothes and shoes, they really make me weak. I’m sorry if you might think that it sound so shallow, but all of us have certain obsessions in our lives and yours doesn’t make me any worse or you any better, mine just happened to be clothes and shoes.



 
The same also goes for when I attend an occasion or travel, I don’t usually repeat wearing the same clothes, especially that I will take a lot of photos and eventually post them online. Don’t be judgmental though, it’s just me being me and nothing more. 

June 7, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 6, Review + GIVEAWAY!

Top of the morning to you all! I am back with my latest haul and sixth mini-haul from Zaful.com. I don't know if it's just a girl thing, but I can't stop myself from shopping for clothes, shoes, and accessories. Even though my closet is already overflowing with them; which some are still unused and still with tags. I always find myself browsing thru online apparel retail stores; sometimes without even the slightest inkling on buying anything. I just love pretty things and I'm drawn to it. 




For this haul, I got more non-apparel items and one dress. I am very much excited and pleased about the pieces I received. If you're not still familiar still with Zaful, it 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. 

June 5, 2017

MAFBEX 2017: The Ultimate Foodventure

Seeking to restore the child-like curiosity and wonder that once defined our relationship with food, the Manila Food and Beverage Expo or simply, MAFBEX invites everyone to go on the “Ultimate Foodventure” as it returns to deliver its 11th installment on June 14 to 18, from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.



Organized by MAFBEX Events Management, a subsidiary of Worldbex Services International, and presented in partnership with the Young Hoteliers Exposition (YHE) and the Organization of Bar Professionals (OBP), MAFBEX 2017 is set to occupy a total of 15,000sqm of exhibition space as it expects to house over 500 booths – thereby anticipating no less than 50,000 visitors throughout its five-day run.

June 4, 2017

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. All I know is that they last forever. Being a girl with simple dreams and aspirations, I don't think it is my best friend though. I would be a hypocrite if I say I don't want one. Of course I do, maybe I'll buy one for myself one of these days or someone with good and pure intentions will put a ring on my finger. If ever I'll get one someday, I would probably get me a vintage one or a vintage-looking one.  I like everything vintage and I've bookmarked some that I have seen on Pinterest and online. 




I like diamonds because they are very representative of life. A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. Just like a diamond, it can’t be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. And lastly, even the most beautiful diamonds have flaws too.

May 30, 2017

A Perfect Beach Look for Your Resort Vacation

Summer is almost here and you’re probably already really looking forward to the resort vacation you have booked. Now is the perfect time to plan what you’re going to wear but also how you’re going to take care of your skin and hair while you’re spending your vacation on the beach. Looking good, but most importantly feeling good will definitely help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest so make sure you take care of yourself even while you’re sipping cocktails on the beach. 




Take care of your skin 
Number one thing on your list when you start packing for your vacation should be sunscreen. You want to enjoy your holiday as much as possible and getting sunburned will definitely ruin your vacation so make sure you put on sunscreen with a high SPF religiously unless you want to spend a part of your vacation red and then the other with your skin peeling. Also make sure you bring good moisturizing creams for your face and body so your skin doesn’t get dry and flaky. Another important thing to remember when going on a vacation is getting plenty of liquid. Make sure you drink plenty of water because keeping hydrated will keep you healthy and your skin and hair looking good. 

May 28, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 5 + Review

Ola chicas! How's your week so far? As for me, it's still and as always, toxic week at work. So just like always, work has been very demanding, nothing new about that, thus my go-to de-stressing activity is some retail therapy and food trips. These two are past-time, well besides blogging and other stuff. Anyhoo, today I’m sharing with you my latest and fifth Zaful mini-haul. I chose some random clothing pieces this time. Solely basing on what I haven’t purchased that are saved in my wish list cart. Btw, this is another collab post with Zaful but rest assured I will give my most honest feedback and review.





The shipping took around a month and as always slowed down once it reached the Philippines. We have an archaic postal system still so it took like more than 2 weeks before I received the package. I like that the items was placed in individual zip lock plastics bearing the Zaful logo, pretty neat if you ask me. 

May 26, 2017

Singlish Cafe: Singaporean Hawkers

I haven't been to Singapore but it's on my travel bucket list. Going on a holiday to Singapore I heard is quite expensive since it is one of the Asian countries that is first world and has a thriving economy and tourism. But if ever I'll go there, I would likely to spend my hard-earned money on food especially at their hawker centers.




Singapore's cuisine is very diverse because of the many influences it has. Malay, Chinese, Indian and British fares compose the Singaporean palate. Good thing that is for now I can still enjoy this well-versed cuisine without having to ride an airline. There are a couple of restaurants in the metro that serves Singaporean hawker food like Singlish.

May 24, 2017

6 Easy Steps to Detox Your Living Space

Your environment can greatly influence your mood, productivity and general well-being. You’re probably not aware of all the dangers hidden in your home, posing a threat to your state of mind and health. Luckily, you can easily detox your living space, eliminate potential hazards and create your oasis of health. All you need to do is change some of your old habits and embrace new, eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle.





Home-made cleaning solutions
Regular cleaning products contain high levels of chemicals and toxins that can cause health problems, ranging from dizziness and eye irritation, to more serious issues like respiratory irritation and even cancer. When cleaning, you’ve probably noticed how acrid the evaporation fumes are. You can only imagine what kind of toxic chemicals they contain. A simple way to solve this serious problem is making your own cleaning solutions. There’s a range of DIY methods that you can follow, many of which are based on the use of baking soda, white vinegar and hot water.

May 22, 2017

Causeway Seafood Restaurant: Authentic Cantonese Cuisine

I have always loved Chinese food and I don’t consider it really as an international cuisine at all. Chinese food is one of my comfort food. 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, The Philippines. 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. Heck, we even have the oldest China town in the world (well except for the ones in China of course! Duh!)




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? One of the well-known place where there are a couple Chinese restaurants that Pinoys can go to is Banawe in Quezon City and one of these restaurants is Causeway Seafood Restaurant.

May 21, 2017

Gamiss.com Haul #2 + Review

Summer! My favorite season of the year and though the temperature is high off the roof, I would never trade it for anything else. Good thing that I live in a tropical country where most, if not all, of the time the weather is always sunny and great. Thus, buying swimwear doesn't have to only happen during the summer season. Because on any given time, a spontaneous beach trip or pool swimming might just happen. 




I already have a handful of swimsuits, but just like shoes or bags, a girl can have too many of it. It's allowed, really. I buy swimsuits on a regular basis, like every couple of months or so even if I don't have any planned beach trips ahead. If I like something so bad, it goes straight to my shopping cart. I may not always have a swimsuit ready body, but just like Ariel says: "But who cares? No big deal... I want more..."

May 20, 2017

Sweet Inspirations - New Manila QC

I have a sweet tooth and I can never break up with sugars. Heck do I care if they cause me added pounds. I love my sweets and desserts. Whenever I dine out a dessert is a must, especially cakes and pastries. I can't pinpoint which are my favorites, I basically love them all! 




Sweet Inspirations prides itself for its delectable desserts, regarded by its customers to be one of the best and most gratifying restaurants in Manila. This, together with home-cooked, appetizing a la carte favorites, has given Sweet Inspirations a reputation for offering nothing but exquisitely delicious food. 

May 19, 2017

Happy Third Anniversary Zaful!!!

I visit a lot of online clothing stores and I have a few favorites where I get my apparel, shoes and accessories from. I like shopping online because it saves me time, energy and money. I can do it on the go on my smart phone or while doing other stuff while I am in front of the computer. No need to drive or commute to the mall, fund a parking slot and walk around.




Although there are downsides to shopping online, doing it for a couple of years now, I still have hits and miss. But because of those experiences, I somehow managed to learn a few tricks and most often than not I get good stuff. I also make use of coupons, free shipping promos and sales/promotion.

May 16, 2017

Best Vitamins for Hair Growth: A Complete Guide

Hair is really important. Don’t believe us? Just ask Rapunzel what she would’ve done when trapped in a tower in the middle of nowhere, if she didn’t have her long hair. But, having beautiful hair has its aesthetic perks. Of course, healthy and strong hair doesn’t just happen. It needs to be nurtured and taken care of. Besides the shampoos, hair regenerators, masks and sprays, it is also imperative to feed the hair from the inside, with the vitamins that enable it better growth and health. 





Biotin – promoting strong hair growth
As one of the most efficient vitamins for promoting hair growth, biotin is a B-complex vitamin that is sometimes also referred to as Vitamin H. It increases the hair’s elasticity, protects against dryness and prevents breakage. Furthermore, biotin contributes to natural production of keratin, an essential component of healthy hair.

May 15, 2017

Amici: New Menu Launch - Ayala Triangle

Amici is an Italian term that means "a friend". When Filipinos come across Amici, many are transported back to the nostalgic times when it first started out as a cafeteria in Don Bosco, Makati. Amici di Don Bosco dates back to 2001 and was founded by Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, a Salesian Italian priest in charge of overseeing the operations of the Don Bosco Makati Printing Press. Fr Colombo introduced Italian coffee and gelato, brick-oven baked pizza and homemade pasta.




News of great Italian cuisine served turo-turo style spread like wildfire, attracting patrons from all walks of life from all over the metro. Customers experienced a certain warmth and charm, where the staff treated every customer with special attention. The legacy of Fr. Colombo providing authentic Italian cuisine for friends and family continues today with the Moran family and Executive Chef Paolo Moran at the helm. 

May 13, 2017

Dresslily.com Haul + Review

Like I always say, a girl can't have too many clothes. If my wardrobe equates with money I would be one of the richest in the world haha! My clothes are my precious possessions and they speak volumes about me. I don't know with you guys, but shopping is always my therapy, whether be it just window shopping IRL or online.




Speaking of online shopping, I think if there's a major in college about online shopping I'm on already on my masters. I window shop online, like a lot. I visit so many sites, and one of them is Dresslily.com but only recently that I got to try purchasing any stuff from this site. 

May 11, 2017

Gabe's HomeGrown Dishes Katipunan

Gone are days when Katipunan was our go-to destination for partying or drinking on weekends. But the food scene in this area never died down. In fact there joints here that have thrived (say, Bannaple for example), as well as some that closed. One of the fairly young players in this area that is aiming to be a neighborhood destination when people want to satisfy their comfort food cravings is Gabe's Homegrown Dishes or simply Gabe's.




Gabe's is quaint little restaurant on the second floor of YDG Building along Katipunan Ave. Quezon City across Ducati. It was named after the owners' first born child. Gabe's offer homegrown dishes and prominent menu entries are local to the town of Malabon where the wife of the owner hails from. 

May 9, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 4 + Review

Hey lovelies! How's your Summer so far? I hope you're having a great one! So anyway, I'm sharing with you today my latest haul/mini-haul from Zaful.com (again)! Yes, I've been getting a lot of stuf from Zaful lately and I have two more packages on the way! Woot! I just love their items because of their stylish, trendy and quality products. And you know, it's me just being a girl who can't have too many clothes. Right? Right!




Well, if you haven't heard of Zaful, it 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. The original idea is to share the latest news and fashion trends on women’s clothing with fashion-forward, free-thinking girls, and we offer the fast fashion worldwide. Zaful was established with a clear vision: to provide the very latest in compelling designs for the fashionably hip along with providing exceptional value, quality, and superb customer service. Zaful offers a select choice of clothing, shoes, accessories and more to deck out your wardrobe with style.

May 8, 2017

Design tricks: 5 Awesome DIY Renovation Projects

If you find your current interior décor and design a tad boring, jazz things up over just one weekend with some creative DIY projects. You don’t have to invest a ton of money in renovation projects that take a lot of time to complete, when there’s plenty that you can do on your own. You never know what you can do when you try. Check out the following ideas to get some inspiration for your quick, easy, yet meaningful projects.


 Image 2 source: pexels.com


1. DIY wall art
There’s basically no limit to what you can create when it comes to DIY wall art. If you want to stick to the minimalist trend, one statement painting that you can paint yourself with watercolors may be the right choice for you. Using cardboard and decorative washi tape to create patterns can look really expensive, but the process is easy and fun. On the other hand, you can make a wall collage by sticking your favorite photos and printed quotes on the wall in a specific shape. Heart is definitely the most popular shape for this trick. Moreover, you can play with different words and motivational messages and paint them on your walls or paint them on paper using attractive font and hang it on the wall. 

May 7, 2017

Deep Sunsets at The Deck - Vask Tapas Room

I don't know about you, but I am a sucker for sunsets. When I was younger, everytime I see sunsets, I associated them with sadness. It's like day turning to darkness, all hope is lost and chaos is about to begin. But that was then; now I see sunsets in a different and  beautiful way. It is, for me, one of mother nature's ways of showing off. So whenever I see one, I snap a shot to capture all that glorious moment.




Where can you get a beautiful view of a sunset when you're in a city, but on a roof deck or a veranda of a high-rise building, right? I used to spend a lot of time during my days off from work on my sister's pad's balcony; sipping coffee, admiring the sunset and talk endlessly with C until those cerulean blues get a well-deserved shut-eye. Those moments added to the reasons why I love sunsets so much.

May 5, 2017

Agape Pastries and Tartines - SM Megamall

I love it when a business has a story behind it; having a history behind any business makes it more alluring to clienteles, well, for me at least. Agape Pastries and Tartines is exactly that. Agape's owners conceived this restaurant out of their love for food and their annual journey to their favorite Manhattan New York French restaurant.




Agape Pastries and Tartines opened in October 2014 offering wide array of French and Italian-inspired restaurant located in Congressional Ave., Tandang Sora, QC. I visited their flagship store early last year and was delighted with all the food that I got to try. But to be honest going to QC to check out restaurants, is rarely on top of my list. I would usually go somewhere in the Ortigas Center, Makati or BGC because they are pretty near where I live.

May 1, 2017

The Sunday Currently: Vol. 22

Ah what a weekend! Adding to the busy week at work was a busy weekend. I attended food-related events 3 days in a row this weekend. Starting Friday with no sleep (still have work on Friday nights), Saturday with very little sleep and  Sunday with almost reasonable sleep. But it was fun! Foodie meet ups are always fun!




It's May in a couple of seconds and how time flies so fast, the next thing I know it's my already birthday and then the holidays. I don't know if I want time to slow down or go quickly. I want it to slow down because I want to do a lot of things; and then I want it fast forward because I want some things to happen asap. Anyhoo, keeping this short as I'm super sleepy.

Your Hair Is Your Identity

Hair is identity. How you wear it says quite a lot about who you want to be and where you’re headed that day. Think a no-fuss high ponytail for the gym or an elegant chignon for a black-tie affair. I, myself, believe that my hair is my identity and ever since I hit college and up until now that I’m already a professional worker, my hair has always been quite long. 




I’ve never wanted to cut my hair short for the fear that it won’t suite me or it won’t grow back that easy and faster than I want it to be for whenever a long bob is not a good decision. I always wanted to be adventurous with my hair but only when it comes to color. But sometimes I get to the point that I want to have a new look so I always get into this cross-roads of cutting it. I haven’t found the courage though, not just yet. 

April 30, 2017

Rosegal.com Haul 2 + Review

What's up ladies?! I'm back with another haul, well a mini-haul rather, from Rosegal. Heads up, this is a sponsored post but as always I'm only going to write my honest review about the items that I got from this site. Rosegal.com is one of the many Asian-based online shopping sites. They originally offer vintage style clothing but ventured also to contemporary fashion offering clients hundreds of styles of dresses, swimwear, jewelry, shoes, bags and other fashion-related items. 




But before I go into the details of my mini haul and review, let me just address something. In my previous posts about hauls I have reviewed from Rosegal and other online stores, I've received a mixed reactions via the comments I got. First of all, you're buying online, you don't get to see or fit the item in person and you only relay to the info given by the brand. So there are tendencies that the items don't exactly look like what were posted or sometimes the sizing is off. 

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. 

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