December 14, 2017

Aurora Travel Diary 2017: Glamping at Sand & Stars

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."~ Jacques Yves Costeau. This quote holds true to me. What I can vividly remember when I was just two years old, a time when my memory was  starting to form, I was at the beach near our ancestral house in Iloilo province, half submerged in the water, carried by one of my uncles. I was kicking my legs in joy because I was enjoying making the water splash around me. I think that was the seed that made me start to love the sea. 





The sea gives me an unexplainable sense of calmness. If I am stressed out of my wits and I know I'm going to break down soon, a trip to the beach always relieves that. I don't know about you guys, that is how it works for me. The beach is my happy place.  And if you don’t know it yet, there's a study that going to the beach is very helpful in relieving the feeling of weariness. 

December 13, 2017

5 Motivational Tips for 30-Something Gals

You’ve finally turned thirty, oh joy! Here you are, lounging in your bedroom and binge-watching Netflix in your underwear, feeling pretty good about yourself. While your accomplishment of seeing five seasons of your favourite show in less than two days is, of course, incredible, you feel like it pales slightly in comparison with your friends who are all already married, have kids and successful careers. It’s fine to be lost while you’re a teenager or in your twenties, but turn thirty and everyone expects you to already have it all figured out. Couple that with the fear of growing old and you’re in for a wild ride of constant anxiety. Well, we’re here to soothe your mind a bit. Feeling a little uninspired and worried about your future? Then read on. 




Stop comparing yourself to others
Seeing people your age becoming successful at life puts a certain kind of pressure on us. Why didn’t we get there yet? You have to realize that this pressure is mostly self-imposed and sometimes helped along by our parents who keep nagging about grandchildren. Your friends are great people, so instead of wasting time on envying them and harming yourself in the process, embrace their success and stop seeing it as evidence of your own failure. Do things at your own pace and do them to please yourself; don’t do stuff to please your parents or some society-imposed “ideal” of what your life is supposed to look like. 

December 2, 2017

Rosegal Christmas Deals + Gift Ideas

It's around 20 days until Christmas and I can truly feel the rush and business of the holiday season. For the coming weeks, my weekends are now blocked for parties and get-togethers and I don't even know how to find the time to look and shop for gifts. Probably that's why my best option is to buy online instead. Because it's the only way that I can shop while I'm on the go.



Good thing is that like in malls or physical stores, there are a lot of sales and promos that online stores are also having. A few of my favorite online stores are giving their shoppers  a lot of good deals as early as November. Just like the Rosegal Christmas deals 2017 Promotion.  

December 1, 2017

Timeless Fashion Trends That Never Go Out of Style

Don’t get us wrong – we’re all about supporting the latest trends… except when we’re not. Every cropped top and ripped jean has its timeless mirror-piece and we can’t help but be in favor of the cuts, prints and pieces that never go out of style and, well – work beautifully every single time. On that note, we are dedicating this late fall fashion talk to a few of our favorite timeless fashion trends and pieces we simply cannot get over. 





LBD 
Starting the list with an LBD is definitely an expected and probably worn out cliché but that’s not on us – can you really imagine a woman’s closet without an LBD? Of course you can’t! A little black dress is that one perfect piece that makes sense in every occasion; just dress it up or down, adjust the length and you are good to go. 

November 30, 2017

Sobremesa (by Chef benjo Tuason) Launches the Christmas Packs

More than just a restaurant that serves delicious, heart-warming Latin American dishes, Sobremesa takes pride in being the perfect setting for people who want great conversations to go with their shared meals. Behind the scenes of this symphony between meaningful dialogues and food is Head Chef and part owner, Benjo Tuason. 





Sobremesa's premium, melt-in-your-mouth USDA Rib-Eye steaks come in Barako Coffee Crusted, Herb Crusted, and Spicy Crusted variants. One can also revel in their Unlimited Ribeye Steak promo for only Php 750 (Just add Php 450 with unlimited wine at Php 1200).

November 29, 2017

The Ups and Downs of the Holiday Season

It's 26 days until Christmas and I can't fathom how time can fly so fast. I swear it was just summer yesterday and now it's getting cold and everywhere you go you can see people putting up their Christmas decors. This season can be both festive and stressful, to be honest.




I personally love this season because of how cheerful it is. The spirit of live and giving is in everyone's heart and mind. I also get to attend parties and gatherings with friends and families left and right. This season is a season to do a lot of catching up and gift giving. 

November 27, 2017

Zaful Black Friday Sale + Wishlist

Though I still love buying from malls, I love the freedom that online shopping gives.  I rarely go to malls now because of them being crowded, parking is hard and traffic is horrible, especially that the holiday season is upon us. I love and so much into online shopping that I pretty much get all my apparel and accessories from the web. Yes, I have had my fair share of troubles with buying online but I still like that there’s such limitless options online. Also, I can’t let a good deal pass with all-year discounts and coupons since I am also a thrifty shopper.  Another thing is that, some of the items that I want are not available locally. 




If y'all haven't heard of my go-to online shop well, 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. 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.

November 16, 2017

Here’s A Bright Idea, Light up Your Home with Light Fixtures That Make a Statement

I've always had a longing to have my own home, a place a can always call home and go to at the end of a tiring work day that will be a place where I can put my feet up and relax before I hit the sack. My dream home would be a modern-country home standing along a beautiful coast, like somewhere in a South Carolina or Virginia Beach with interior design and decor of soft motif hues of turquoise, aqua, yellow and ocean blues. 




I would want huge windows that will allow natural sunlight to shine in through in the mornings and with beautiful and vintage lighting fixtures to illuminate the areas of the house in the evening. I want every area of the house to be spaces that you can cozy up every time you want to.

November 15, 2017

It's The Season To Layer

Just got out of work, it's 6:00 in the morning, it's still dark, a crescent moon is still up in the sky and the chill wind is blowing. Ahhh... Winter Solstice is here. Can you already feel the holiday season? As for me it's a big yes! I'm so excited for the holiday festivities ahead. It's palpable, a matter of fact!




So what's the best way to keep warm and cozy this cold season? Layers! Ladies hear me out! Layers! So whenever the weather changes from cold to humid we can just take off our sweaters. I personally don’t like a cold weather because my allergies are heightened up when I’m in a cold place. Fall is here and winter is coming (sorry for Game of Thrones reference, can't help it lol!).

November 14, 2017

It's That Time Of The Year To Wear Your Christmas Sweaters

Last weekend I went up to Tagaytay for my best friend’s wedding. Tagaytay is the nearest mountain range from Manila and the last time I was there even though the air is always cool it rarely fogs (though it's not an unusual thing in that area). But that morning, 3/4 of the way up I can already see a fog looming, and when we got to the roundabout the fog thickened. 




I was excited and scared at the same time. Excited that I rolled down the window then stuck my arm out to feel the coldness because I can't even remember the last time I saw and experienced such foggy weather. I was also scared because it was almost zero visibility on the road. Thank goodness that I arrived safely to where the wedding preps of my best friend is happening. Also it cleared up by mid-day and the weather was perfect just in time for the wedding. 

November 12, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 14 + Review

Though I still love buying from malls, I love the freedom that online shopping gives.  I rarely go to malls now because of them being crowded, parking is hard and traffic is horrible, especially that the holiday season is upon us. I love and so much into online shopping that I pretty much get all my apparel and accessories from the web. Yes, I have had my fair share of troubles with buying online but I still like that there’s such limitless options online. Also, I can’t let a good deal pass with all-year discounts and coupons since I am also a thrifty shopper.  Another thing is that, some of the items that I want are not available locally. 




I can’t say I’m already done with my holiday outfit shopping and I still have a couple of packages on the way to my door step. But today, I’m sharing you the items from my latest haul from Zaful. It’s a mix of stuff that I’ll be using for my upcoming trips this December, so don’t be surprise with what’s in this haul. There’s no theme to it and just basically more of the function that they’ll serve me soon.

November 8, 2017

Zaful.com Haul #13 + Review

It's the holidays! Yey! I'm already hearing a lot of Holiday songs being played over the radio where ever I go and it kinda makes me realize that Christmas and New Year is just a few days away! I just love the holiday season because the mood is always happy and festive. I also get to see my family and friends for a lunch or dinner; some of which I haven't seen in months or years. The weather is not that cold yet, just yet, but I know it'll be soon; and it will add up to stir more of that holiday atmosphere for sure!



Have you already done your Christmas shopping? Gifts for family, friends and colleagues? Yes? Good job! Not yet? Then better get started my loves! How about you holiday outfits for the tad too many parties you'll be attending this holiday season? As for me, I've done a couple of shopping already and mostly online shopping. Well, I guess Christmas came early to me.  Anyway, I've been hauling stuff from Zaful since September and who would have known that this is already my 13th haul!? 

November 6, 2017

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant (by Chef Raymar Reyes) Launches Their Fiesta Packs

Explore the rich flavors of the Philippines in Sangkap. You can either travel far and wide or choose to sit back, relax, and be comfortably served with authentic Pinoy gustatory delights in Sangkap Filipino Restaurant. Fast becoming a go to venue for Filipino food with a modern, more flavorful spin is Sangkap by celebrity chef, Raymar Reyes. Chef Raymar took a new approach in recreating classic Pinoy favorites from different regions in the country in one menu. The dishes he offers here gives us a shortcut of experiencing iconic dishes all over the Philippines.




Most of Sangkap's tasty and affordable dishes comes in group portions, with best-selling Cebu Lechon Sinigang a favorite for its unique mango broth base and other spices. Another popular one is the Ivatan Kilawin, which has a blend of tanigue, shrimps and squid mixed with rich coconut milk. If you haven't travelled to Mindanao yet, you can have a taste of that side of the country too with their Zamboanga Adobong Baka sa Gata.

November 3, 2017

My Zaful November Wishlist + 11-11 Sale

I would give up shopping a long time ago, but you guys know what, I am not a quitter! Haha! Just kidding! I found that quote somewhere of the internet and I can't help but use it in one of my posts. Anyhoo since my birthday is in a few days and it's already a time that Christmas is around the corner, let me make a wish list. I know I already have so many clothes, but a girl can't have too many right? Now Im’ma round up some of the items I have on my online wish list cart from Zaful - one of my favorite online stores that I frequently visit. 




If y'all haven't heard of my go-to online shop well, 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. 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.

November 2, 2017

Zaful.com Haul # 12 + Review

Have you guys started your holiday outfit shopping yet? As for me, I am doing it inch by inch as I don't want to go cramming since I kinda despise doing things the last minute and end up just getting what's left on the racks. Being the planner that I am, even what I'm going to wear on a daily basis is planned. Like I prep my entire wardrobe for the work week and all. So basically if I'm going to attend an event or party or go travel, my outfits are already written down or arranged in my memory.




I know that kinda sounds like a high-maintenance kind of girl, but I am not. I'm wired that way and I just don't like looking like drab, because you know, you should always look your best since you'll never know who you'll bump into. Anyway, I did another haul from Zaful and I got a head-to-toe outfit. Although I still don't know to what holiday party I'm going to wear this ensemble. Or maybe I'll wear this on my upcoming out of the country trip, we'll see.

November 1, 2017

Beautiful, Longer and Thicker Hair In A Matter Of Minutes...

Hey you know what they say about hair? Having beautiful locks is quite a good revenge. Oh yes, when you have fabulous looking hair you gain self-confidence! That speaks volumes to me, how about yourself? As for me, it really is my crowning glory. But there are times that I want to cut my hair short because I’m sometimes tired of maintaining my long locks. On some days I really like to see what I would look like with shorter hair without actually cutting my hair because I am too afraid to cut it short and if it doesn't fit my face shape, I have to go with the pain of waiting for it to grow back again.




Aren’t you glad that there are alternative ways to make your hair longer, thicker and full of volume in a matter of minutes? Say if you are not feeling your shoulder length hair today, you can whip up some fancy hair extensions and go from blah to va-va-voom.


How to Achieve Longer, Fuller and Luxurious Hair

Since 5th grade I kept my hair long and sometimes super long because a hairstyle that ends on or above the shoulders makes my round face very pronounced and I don't like it at all. Having long hair, parted down the middle or on one side frames my face and makes it appear elongated, thus giving the illusion of a thinner face. 





For me, my hair is one of my best assets. Some people compliment me because even if I don't have it rebonded or use a flat iron, it's straight most days. The only things lacking are some proper volume and thickness. So whenever I want to curl my hair like those of celebrities and Victoria Secret models, I can't seem to achieve that no matter how much volumizing and curling products I use. 

October 31, 2017

Rosegal.com Haul 4 + Review

This the season to do a whole lot of shopping! No excuse since the holidays are fast approaching. I am someone who loves to do online shopping because I kinda hate going to the malls because of the hassle of heavy traffic and finding a parking slot. I've already done some shopping for clothes online for the parties I'll be attending this November and December.




I found a couple of items from another online site that I usually frequent: Rosegal.com. I love this online store because their stylish clothes and affordable prices. I've bought a couple of items from Rosegal in the past and so far so good. Not familiar with this site? Well let me introduce them to you.

October 28, 2017

Zaful.com Haul #11 + Review

Hello lovely people of the internet! How's life going? I bet the days are getting busier every moment as the holiday season has already began. Well in my country, at least. We Filipinos start the holiday season when in September and ends it in February, probably the longest holiday celebration in the world.




The last quarter of the year will be very busy for me. I'll be doing a couple of trips in and out of the country plus the tad too many parties that I'll be attending as well. Because of that I really don't have much time to go around malls to shop; thus my default would be to do almost everything online. 

October 20, 2017

Party-Ready Attires from Zaful

Ahhh the holidays... are you guys feeling festive mood already? I have mixed emotions about the holidays; it's my favorite time - the last quarter of the year. For one, my birthday is in November, I'll be another year older but definitely wiser. 




Another things is that I love celebrating Christmas and New Years. It's one of the rare times that I get to reunite with friends and families, enjoy a good lunch or dinner and a lot of catching up. What I don't like about the holiday season is how stressful it can be. Traffic is worse and  malls and establishments are packed. 

October 14, 2017

How Do I Knit If I'm Left-Handed?

Anybody who is left-handed has probably noticed very quickly that all knitting instructions and tutorials are written from a right-handed perspective. For the lefties who want to get started with knitting (click here), there is just one question: can you knit left-handed? 




Left or Right?
For a non-knitter, the entire problem may seem odd. Knitting is done with 2 needles, one in each hand. How is this a left/right handed issue? For standard knitting, the yarn is fed through the right hand into new stitches, and the work is done with the right needle. The left needle is mainly the base on which you work. Stitches then move from the left-hand needle over to the right as the row is completed. So knitting is definitely a directional technique. What's a leftie to do?

October 1, 2017

I Have Found The One! The New Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

I am on a quest, a quest to find the best foundation that suits my skin colour and skin type. For me it's foundation day every day, I might get snarly looks and comments about me wearing foundation everyday (well except on weekends and that I don't have be anywhere but home). This has been the case ever since I started working in the corporate world. Using foundation everyday for some people might be too much, some say that I should wear BB cream or tinted moisturizers if I'm putting make up on a daily basis. But those don't give me the coverage and look that I want to achieve before I step out of the house.



I rarely do make up reviews or beauty products, but I found something that needs to be raved about and I just had to do it. Also, I don't consider myself as a pro when it comes to make-up. I'm on the intermediate level; I still don’t know a lot of things, I still make boo-boos, my eyebrows are not always on fleek, and I still need to learn a lot about makeup application. This is a long forgotten review tbh, I did photograph the products a month ago and only now that I had the opportunity to create a write-up. So today I'm writing down my two-cents about the New Maybelline FitMe! Poreless Foundation. 

September 28, 2017

10 Tips to Look Good in Travel Photos

Certain things are just inevitabilities of travelling – a failure to pack a full complement of clothing and mixing and matching outfits just to get by, looking sunburnt and windswept, and taking photos of everything and everywhere you go. Whether you choose to send them directly to friends, splash them on social media, or you just want to look back on fond memories – you want to look good in those pictures. I mean, how else am I supposed to make everyone jealous of my awesome travels if I don't look great in every snap? Check out these 10 tips to look good in every travel photo you take.




1. That Twisted Torso 
Worried about showing off your paunch? Work that twisted torso pose – even Hollywood stars do it all the time. Simply put your shoulder forward and give your body a little twist to perfect the sideways pose. You'll look super slender. 

September 27, 2017

Zaful.com Haul #10 + Review

Well what do you know? I am back with another Zaful haul and how amazing it is that this is already my 10th haul from this online shopping site. I love this website because they have super nice and stylish items that I ended up putting like around 200 items on my wish list cart. And I had sleepless nights thinking about whether to buy more from that wish list. And I’m glad to finally put some of those to my shopping cart. Zaful.com is an online apparel and accessories shop that I visit regularly.




If your not familiar with this site, 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. The original idea is to share the latest news and fashion trends on women’s clothing with fashion-forward, free-thinking girls, and they 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.

September 22, 2017

Wishlist: Skinny Distressed Jeans from Zaful

Are you a skirt or a jeans kind-of-girl? As for this lady right here, at the moment, I am a jeans person for a lot of reasons. One, I get cold easily that's why I need to wear something that will keep me warm and comfy all day long at work. Second thing is that it's a no-brainer when I can't think of anything to wear. It's my default bottom attire most of the time. I just throw in a chiffon blouse and a jacket and I am good to go for work. 




Third, I don't have to worry with every movement I make when I am in jeans unlike when I'm wearing a skirt or a dress. When donning a skirt or a dress, I would usually wear a pair of shorts underneath so if some accident happens, I won't flash and people won't see my undies LOL! Lastly, I like to put my feet up or do an Indian sit at my work station especially if I'm struggling to keep awake (which I always do) and I can't do that if I'm wearing a skirt or dress. 

September 20, 2017

SammyDress Haul 3 + Review

Retail therapy is a girl's best friend, besides diamonds (doesn't apply to me that much but it sounds nice to write or say it hehe). When I'm burned out but I can't escape the real world and go travel, this is somewhat my default stress reliever. Whether I'm browsing through the store racks or online and whether I'm buying stuff or not, just looking through pretty stuff, I think the stress is somehow lessened.




Don't get me wrong or judge me by the get go. I am not materialistic nor is my entire pay check being spend on stuff. It what it is, after all, I am just a girl. Looking at a dress wishing it will fit me and magically become mine. Haha! Anyway, here today sharing with you all my latest haul from Sammydress. Technically this is not a haul, "haul"; as I bought these pieces on separate occasions. They just arrived almost at the same time. So I thought I'll just review them all as if they're from one order. 

September 18, 2017

Dressing For All The Seasons Of The Year

How time flies so fast… It seemed like yesterday we were all just celebrating the start of the New Year, then there was summer time, and the next thing you know it’s already the cold season. We’re now in the so-called “ber” months and that signals the Holidays and then the year would be over soon in a few months... But before we get too excited, let’s not forget about Fall or Autumn.




Fall or Autumn may be short, but it is as equally beautiful as all the other seasons. Especially when the leaves turn to bright reds and oranges and they start to fall off from the branches of the trees in preparation for the winter season. Unfortunately, here in my country we only experience 2 seasons, rainy and dry season. But when it rains, it tends to get pretty cold too and the cold wind coming from the north during October to December also gives us Filipinos a taste of the winter weather. So we still have a reason to get into the bandwagon of wearing layers, sweaters and jackets.

September 17, 2017

Applebee's Philippines: New dishes on the Menu!

At Applebee’s Grill and Bar ®, where there’s always a reason to celebrate, the next wave of celebrations is about to begin with the launch of their NEW Menu replete with NEW Appetizers, Salads, Pasta, Chicken, Seafood, Burgers, Handhelds, & Desserts. What’s more, they are tossing in a bit of local flavor into the celebration pot with their All New Local Favorites infusing the Applebee’s celebration culture into Philippine homegrown culinary favorites!




“Applebee’s Grill and Bar is all about having fun, enjoying great food, sharing a few laughs over drinks with friends and family, and focusing on what’s really important: creating memories with people that truly matter in our lives. At Applebee’s, we encourage people to #celebrateeverything as this provides us an opportunity to take stock not only of our own accomplishments, but the significant milestones of people nearest and dearest to our hearts. With how hectic and fast paced our lifestyles are now, it’s important for us to take these breaks and stop to smell the roses so to speak. And at Applebee’s, we provide you with that oasis you need to relax, enjoy yourself, and leave your cares outside the door.” reflects Bob Vallar, Marketing Manager of Applebee’s Philippines.

September 15, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Shrimper's List

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro.





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

September 14, 2017

Casual Dresses and Work Days

It's just the middle of the week but I'm already tired as hell and already bat-shit crazy wishing that the weekend can please come soon. It's not a good week for a start, because of two typhoons hitting the Philippines. It was raining so hard, not much transportation are available and the traffic is at its worst.




During times like this, I can get really grumpy. I can't stand the rain and never liked it anyway. Also I always get torn on what to wear to work if it's raining hard. At work, from Mondays to Thursdays we are expected to wear smart casuals and only allowed to dress down on Fridays or weekends (if one's shift falls on a weekend).

September 12, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Sausage Party

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

September 10, 2017

Artesania MNL Cafe: Art Meets Food

Whenever I am burned out, there are a few things that help me relieve stress: food, travel, art and blogging. Food, you know, that is so given ha! Even if I'm not stressed I always find comfort in it. Well who doesn't anyway? Travel, I do it as much as I can, if the budget and time permits it. As for arts and crafts, it is something innate; I would like to claim that I am very much into it, though I have to admit I have no mastery of any particular form of art.




If you'll read my profile description on the right side bar of my blog, it says there that I love sewing, arts, crafts and to DIY almost everything. It is true up until this day. My family is very into these things from my uncles, aunts and siblings, we all know and love to draw and paint. My sister paints mostly on canvas and is a fashion designer, my brothers and youngest sister draw cartoons, while I, I love to scribble, doodle, do chalkboard art and make something from recycled materials and from scratch.

September 9, 2017

This is Not A Drill! Free Whipped Services For a Month!

Hello ladies and gentlemen! I have great news for y'all! My go-to waxing and scrubbing salon Whipped, is looking to give back starting this September! Who wants free waxing and scrubbing services??? Raise your hands!!! Whipped is organizing a special offer to their clients with Free 2 Services per visit and you can avail of them on an unlimited number of visits! The promotion will start on September 15 and commence on October 15, 2017




Whipped is a beauty salon that specializes in sugar waxing scrubbing. I bet the first time you hear about Whipped, what will come to your mind is whip cream or some sort of dessert. Well it's also the theme of their branches, they don’t look like places where you'll get your waxing services; from the store logo, to the facade up to the interiors they look more like a dessert or ice cream parlor rather than a waxing salon.  

September 8, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Shang Kee

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

September 7, 2017

Dresslily.com Haul # 2 + Review

I was sad, then I bought something online. I feel better now. Just kidding haha! I just read that quote somewhere online. But seriously, though I hate to admit it, but retail therapy is one of the things that I do when I feel under the weather. Most girls are like that, and I am not spared. Even if I don't buy anything, I like to browse online stores or go window shopping at malls. 




So to break my streak of posting food posts, I'm sharing with y'all my latest online clothing haul. This time, it's from Dresslily.com. I always visited this site and browsed through it, yet I have made only two purchases or orders from them. They are one of the online stores that offers the cheapest items. So far I have good shopping experience from Dresslily. Shipping is as per usual the usual post office way and takes almost a month to get to me. Oh well, what can I do, the Philippine postal system somehow upgraded their system but they're still archaic in most processes. 

September 6, 2017

Who Run The World? Girls in High Heels!

There's a popular saying that goes like this: "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." And that was uttered by  one of the most iconic women in the world - Marilyn Monroe. Do you believe that? I'd say I do. The perfect shoes gives a woman that confidence boost. It's hard walking around in stiletto heels but if a girl can manage to walk in those shoes the whole day even if it can get a bit painful, the fact that she can endure that, I think she can handle anything that is thrown in her way. 




Some might say, "yeah those are just high-heeled shoes". Here's what I have to say about that: "Oh yeah? Try walking in them then let's see. Just heels eh?" I've seen a lot of videos online where mem tried wearing heels over a day and they can't even last for hours. Some even say they commend women for being able to wear them for hours on end and days. Some also goes as far as asking why do we women subject ourselves to such things.

September 5, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: RJ's Bowl-Gogi

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

September 4, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Rojak Salad

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

September 2, 2017

Poke Shack at Bridgetowne Libis

Mahalo! Poke is a raw-fish salad, it is like the hamburger of Hawaii, ever-present at family gatherings, parties, tailgates, and supermarket delis across the Hawaiian Islands. Poke began with fishermen seasoning the cut-offs from their catch to serve as a snack. Traditional poke seasonings have been heavily influenced by Japanese and other Asian cuisines. 





I am quite familiar with this dish as my immediate family (grandparents, aunts and uncles) have lived in Kauai for several years before moving to Mainland US and I always hear my grandma talking about this (and heard the pronunciation from them too haha). I also have an American friend who’s a chef and loves making them. I think they are your healthy and more filling alternatives to the dishes that you would usually eat. 

September 1, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Little Kodo

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 31, 2017

Oh To Be Young Again!

Yes, to be young again! I was just talking with a colleague about what it was like back when I was in high school and college a while back. That got me reminiscing, became very nostalgic and thought about the things I could have done differently. You know if given the chance, I would undo a lot of the stupid decisions and indecisions that I have committed. I wonder if life would be better or it will just create some butterfly effects. 




Like, if I was wiser with career goals and relationships, would have I been up in the heavens. Not that I am discontented with life right now, don't get me wrong, I am blessed beyond belief and I've never been this happy and at peace with myself and my life without having to depend my happiness and worth from other people. I am joyful now than ever before. And I am grateful for that and I cannot even explain how much I am. 

August 30, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Korvits Grill

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 29, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Keso Kumpadre

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 



Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 28, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Isha's Little Thai Kitchen

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 27, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Frit-oohhh!

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 





Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 26, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Doss Pares

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 




Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 25, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Brothers Blends

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 


Photo by: Kristian Mendoza


Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 24, 2017

Buendia Food By The Court: Barrel Smoker

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants. Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. 



Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet. Buendia Food by the Court, with its wide variety of curated food options, has something for everyone. 

August 23, 2017

Buendia Food by the Court: Food, Fun, and Basketball

In less than a year, Buendia Food by the Court has already established itself as a favorite foodie destination and hangout in Makati City. Launched early this year by SUDECO, the unique food park, which also houses a basketball court, started out with 13 merchants.





Today, BFBTC has a total of 27 merchants serving a variety of unique, mouthwatering food concepts. The first of its kind in Makati, Buendia Food by the Court is an extensive food park with its own basketball court, located conveniently in the middle of the metro. Whether you want to burn a few calories post binge, work up an after-game appetite, or you simply want to chill with friends in a hip, laid back environment that just happens to offer some of the best grub in the city, BFBTC is your best bet.

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