First Week of 2017

And just like that! Days passed by quickly that we’re now on 2017’s 2nd week. I could say I had a great week last week and I’d like to thank my friends, family and boyfriend for it.

Here goes my first week of the year:

  • Jan. 1st, Sunday. When the clock struck midnight, we had our media noche! We had paella, adobo, grilled fish, buko pandan, pansit, beef tapa, mango float, etc.  Thanks to my sister for preparing all the yummy food. ❤ After that, my sister, Claire, and I watched random YouTube videos, like documentaries and vlogs, until 7 AM.
  • Jan. 2nd, Monday. After almost 8 years, I got reunited with my friend/classmate (from elementary to high school), Rogelyn, and her cousin Alaine (whom who still wants to be called Ashty) haha! We went to Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Taguig City and had our late lunch at Zark’s Burger. Click here to see more photos. 

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Venice Piazza, Grand Canal Mall McKinley Hill

The popular and historic Italian city inspired Venice Piazza’s architecture which gives a romantic ambiance.

This is perfect for the lovers and hopeless romantics alike. Without having to leave the country, this place takes you to another world and offers an unforgettable romantic experience. International dining in an Italian setting can only be experienced here in the metro.

We also have events weekly that can make your weeknights more exciting. [source]

Last January 2, I was able to finally go to this pretty place in Taguig City. I’ve been wanting to go here for a long time now as I’m always seeing it on my Facebook news feed. I’m curious as to what made people like this place to go to.

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Spontaneous Road Trip // Pasay City to Batangas

Hello there!

It was a holiday last Monday and Tuesday so my sister and I decided to go on a road trip. We didn’t exactly know where to go. All we know is we don’t want to stay at home all day. Haha!

We left the house at 7am but decided to drop by at our sister’s house first. We took the route near the airport and I got nostalgic when I saw the airplanes. While on the way, we saw a side street vendor selling fresh mussels and oysters. We bought oysters and brought it to our sister. Oysters are one of my favorite seafood ever!

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56 days ’til Christmas

56 days before Christmas! Like me, who’s excited here for Christmas? 🙋  I still do not know my plans for Christmas but, I think I’ll spend it at home with my family. (Like last year and the year before.❤) Wish I could spend it with Andy, too, though. I could already imagine how fun and exciting would that be. Decorating the Christmas tree together. Cooking and preparing food together and exchanging gifts. Watch Christmas-themed movies. Visit our friends and family together. Sigh! I miss him so much!

Anyway, how cute is that Christmas decor – small lamps on tree branches. 😍 This photo was taken at the entrance of SM Aura, Taguig City. 

At home, our tree isn’t up yet but, I remember, last year, we already decorated our tree when it was only October. 😁 We’re that excited!

Do you have Christmas decorations at home already? How do you think you’ll spend Christmas this year? 😊

Highlights of the BDJ Fair 2016 

One of the things I’m excited about October is the BDJ Fair. During BDJ Fair, Belle de Jour launches its new planner where everyone can purchase it at a discounted price. Not only that, though, during BDJ Fair, you’d enjoy yourself as they have amazing sponsors that give out free products and stuff and prizes for various games. Also, there are talks you could attend to help you motivate, inspire and live a beautiful life.

I’ve been attending the said annual event for 4 years now and each time, I’d go home happy and had full of fun.

Last October 16th, I went with Elaine and below are some of the things I loved about this year’s BDJ Fair.

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I lost my phone

It wasn’t a Friday but, Wendy and I were too hungry after work that we decided to have dinner at Chowking – one of my favorite fast food chains. Especially their pancit canton and chicharap. 😍

It was a dinner full of stories shared and I thought it was great to end the day with good vibes. 

Going home, I have to ride a jeepney (one of the public transportations here) and then a bus. It was rush hour and buses are packed. I didn’t know someone opened my bag and got my phone already. I only learned when I alighted on my bus stop. I felt so bad. 😣 That phone was with me for almost 1½ years and was a graduation gift from my family. And then someone with a stone heart just stole it from me. 
I didn’t went home immediately, I stopped by an internet café and logged on in my Gmail to erase my data from my old phone. I wish it was effective, though. I hope all my files, passwords and whatnot got deleted so he/she can’t access them. I also changed my passwords in all my accounts.

I went home and when I told my family what happened only did I cry. LOL. I just really felt bad.

Days later, I was able to move on from what happened. I don’t have a plan to buy a new one before that incident happened as I’m saving money for other things and it was still a good phone but since things happened already and I need another phone, I bought a new one. This time, I’m doing all the precautions I know so it won’t happen again. 

I hope what happened to me, won’t happen to you. Be watchful of your belongings. 🙂

Gong Cha & Yakitori One for 2

After work last Friday, Wendy and I decided to have dinner before heading home amd since our office is near SM Aura, we decided to eat at the food court of the said mall.

Before going to the food court, we first bought our drinks at Gong Cha. She shared with me that she really loves the milk tea there and said that I should try one. Since I haven’t ordered from there before and because she keeps on insisting me (haha!) I bought one too.

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