26 April 2013

- Eating Out: the Adobo Connection! -

I love adobo. And so do a lot of Pinoys, being the pinakasikat among our dishes. I have a kumare who loves adobo but can't stand the smell of vinegar because it triggers her asthma (nakakaloka diba?!)... but shempre, kung gusto - may paraan! There was this one time she wanted adobo so badly... ang ginawa ko, I used unsweetened pineapple juice in cooking adobo para makakain sha! In fer, masarap! Ganyan talaga ang love natin for adobo!

22 April 2013

- Eye Love: Nichido Eye Pencils -

More often than not, I'm just so lazy to put on eyeshadow - maybe because I haven't really practiced my eye shading seriously. I just put them on kapag marami akong oras before my lakad and I can afford to redo my eye makeup. Besides, late bloomer ako pagdating sa eye makeup.

19 April 2013

-My First (Hopefully the Last) Trip to the E.R.-

I have always been thankful that I have never had to be brought to the hospital for any sickness. My 2 younger brothers have had hospital confinement during their younger years, but their ate's a toughie. There's no sickness I can't handle. Siguro kasing tigas ng ulo ko ang aking mga warrior cells sa katawan, kaya bihira ako mahawa sa kahit anong sakit. :)

[Alert: may contain too much info. Hehe.]

17 April 2013

- Chiaroscuro : light and dark -

*Chiaroscuro (English pronunciation: /kiˌɑːrəˈskjʊəroʊ/; Italian: [kjarosˈkuːro]; Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.[1] Similar effects in the lighting of cinema and photography are also often called chiaroscuro.* (source)

I took these photos of my hands - nope, make that my nails, hehe - late last year, as it was my first time having matte nails and I planned on blogging about it then (but as you guys know, the blogging part was delayed. Hehe.). :) But the pictures turned out to be more artistic than for 'technical' review, so here they are:

[ I love matte nails. But I haven't found the perfect gray shade yet.]

15 April 2013

- Dessert Love: I Scream for (Salted Caramel) Ice Cream! -

I am an ice cream gerl - has been, and always will be! Nothing beats the swirl of cold and sweet creaminess on a hot summer day - or to cap off a ginormous full meal! Soshal na fried ice cream, dirty ice cream, yogurt ice cream, gelato - kahit ano nalang basta ice cream! Kaya yung mga display ng gelato shops sa mall ay ang ultimate eye candy ko - I could stare for hours and never make up my mind! Nagiging excuse ko na nga ang pagkain ng ice cream para hindi ako uminom ng milk - I tell people I'm lactose-intolerant. Hehe.

Anyways, like a good food lover, I am always on the lookout for new ice cream flavors... and look what we have here!

[ Nestle Temptations' Flavors of the World - French Salted Caramel! ]

14 April 2013

- Deals : Yabu Feast for a Steal! -

Got an email from DealGrocer this morning, advertising a deal for the newly-opened Yabu branch at SM Southmall. Ayos! We've been meaning to go to Yabu Southmall once it opens - and what better way to celebrate its opening through a coupon, right?

[ Deal Grocer email sent to my Gmail account ]

13 April 2013

- Project : Fix your Lipsticks! -

I confess... of all the make-up there is in the world of beauty, the one thing I can't stop hoarding are lip products. Yes, I am a lipstick junkie - adik na adik ako sa kahit anong lip product na ilabas. Lipsticks, lip balms, lip glosses, lip scrubs... I buy them all! Kahit di ko nagagamit! #wastage #takawmata
Minsan, when I go to the mall and wala akong money for shopping or I can't find anything to buy, bibili ako ng lip balm - kahit anong brand lang - and I am ok with that. Ganon lang ako kababaw, hehe! :)
As a result, here is my lipstick collection:

11 April 2013

- Nailed It: Orly's Mysterious Curse -

I've been veering away from my usual reds/browns nail polishes these past few months, and trying out colors that I don't usually choose. I rarely choose blue nail polishes 'coz I think I'm not fair enough to carry blue polish, but this one I really liked!
[ Orly Nail Laquer in Mysterious Curse - Source ]

- Pinterest's Quotable Quotes: Looking Good Inside-Out -


What is truly within us can never be hidden; it will always show itself to the people around us. So think happy thoughts, think good deeds and smile like you've got the sun inside of you!

Good morning! :D


10 April 2013

- Reveal: Virtual Shopping at Zalora! -

Last month, I discovered na naubusan na pala ako ng facial wash. I wanted to try new facial washes, so I decided to poke around my favorite online shopping sites... then I remembered signing up for Zalora, so i went searching on their site for facial washes. Ansaya! There were new (to me lang naman, hehe) facial washes - on sale! So click, click went my mouse on the products - sale yun eh! :D Tapos, I read that they offered free shipping - for a minimum of Php 1,000!

And you can guess what happened... ang target kong Php 500 lang ay umabot ng isang libo! Hayst. Me and my non-existent EQ. I was thinking nalang that it was my birthday month, so I reasoned out to my konsensha na that was my gift to myself... aside from my March BDJ box. Harhar. As mentioned in a previous post, it's so hard to be really good at techie stuff and shopping in the midst of searching for work, so fail ako sa pagtitipid. *long sigh*

I submitted my order March 15 by COD (cash on delivery) payment scheme, coz the site wasn't accepting my BPI E-credit Mastercard (panic attack!) - and by March 17, my very first Zalora box was at my doorstep! #happiness

08 April 2013

- Pinterest's Quotable Quotes: Kindness as Weakness -

I got this from pinterest and pinned it to one of my boards... and I like how it suits me perfectly, especially at this point in my life.

[Repinned from pinstamatic.com]



- Eating Out: The Yabu Fever! -

Last December, after reading through so many food blogs, I requested (more like commanded, harhar) JU, RU and Ate T if we could eat at Yabu - The House of Katsu at SM Mall of Asia kasi everybody was talking about it.

I told them that we can have an early dinner before going to the condo. We got there around 6 pm, quite early for dinnertime... and apparently, lahat ng tao ganon din ang iniisip. Sheesh. Hehe. There was already a queue - a long one at that - and the restaurant was full of people! Nakakaloka! I think at that time, Yabu still had a few branches that's why there was so much hype about it.

03 April 2013

- Flora: Little Colored Pops of Happiness called Flowers -

Taking pictures of flowers has been a hobby for years now, and I've amassed quite a number of flower shots. Honestly, I didn't know where to share these pictures... thank goodness for Instagram. And those bloody brilliant photo-editing apps which made my life so much easier. Bow. Haha!

Here are some pretty inspiring pops of color that can brighten any place, any mood, any day. :)

- All Over: The Body Shop's Pink Grapefruit Soap

I am particularly drawn to certain fruity scents - specifically pomegranate, grapefruit and peaches. I'm so addicted to these scents! There's this grapefruit-scented oilies sheet- Clean & Clear's Oil Blotting Sheets - that I keep on buying and using because it's so invigorating to have the scent on my face, kahit di naman mashdo oily face ko. Hehe. I'm currently using Body Shop's Pomegranate Hydrating Body Spray and Yves Rocher's Peach Shower Gel - addict diba? ;)


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