Today, we had a spontaneous trip to this cute little place called Tea O’Clock. We were around the area so we decided to drop by. I love going to places like this during the morning (when it’s empty) because it’s peaceful and I don’t have to listen to other people’s chatters. #introvertproblems
It’s a really cozy place and the interior is verrryyy cute. I had to take pictures of, well, everything! With regards to the food and drinks, I must say, they have the best Wintermelon Milktea in town. The Mac n Cheese was okay but it was a bit sweet. Their drinks are priced at only P65-P75. Very affordable, right? :)
You can find their drink menu here.
Tea O’Clock Bubble Tea House is located at Vailoces Compund, Damascus Road, Nasipit Talamban, Cebu City.
They’re open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on Mondays to Saturdays and from 1:00 to 9:00 pm on Sundays.
Hello! Here’s my V-neck Project outfit #2.
I kept it light in terms of color and weight since the weather here in Cebu has been really warm lately. It feels like summer again, minus the fun and excitement.
To make this super plain outfit more me, I topped it off with a cute floral cap. I’m so happy that I finally got the cap that I liked at such an affordable price! Woohoo!
Creme sneakers and Charlie v-neck shirt from Zalora Philippines
Do you ever feel like you’re trapped in a void without any way of escaping?
Have you ever felt like being sucked into a vortex as your breath escapes your lungs with every second?
That’s how I see and feel about “destiny”.
The idea of your life being pre-written is absurd. I don’t know what your thoughts about this are, but to me it is quite the most absurd thing that some people choose to believe in.
At some point in my mundane life, I might have believed in destiny.
Haven’t we all?
But as I’ve grown older, I have chosen to believe that wewrite our own destiny. We choose our own fate.
I don’t think that we were put into this performance stage called “life” in order to play a single role.
For me, we choose our own roles. We may have had our roles assigned to us ahead, but I strongly believe that we can change it to however we want.
Your life is a book in writing process, and so is mine. There may be some things that we can’t stop from happening - like death - but apart from that, I believe that our lives are up to us.
The thought of a pre-written destiny makes me sick. As I’ve said, it is like being sucked into a void with no way out.
Some people say that they want to experience freedom, yet they believe in destiny.
How can we claim the most sought-after thing called “freedom” if this so-called “destiny” has already claimed us?
Has the thought ever crossed your mind?
If you have any thoughts on this and if you beg to disagree, please enlighten me.
To me, the bottom line is: don’t let anyone or anything stop you from doing what your heart and mind wants you to do now – even if it’s destiny. Fight it. Fight for what you want. Life does not just happen, YOU make it happen.
If someone tells you what your future will look like and you don’t like it, then don’t make it happen.
Choose your own path. Write your own destiny.
I will choose my own path. I will write my own destiny.
"The V-neck Project" was originally my boyfriend’s idea. He’s collecting V-neck shirts and I was kinda jealous so I decided to join in. Lol! My version is quite different though. Instead of only collecting V-neck shirts, my V-neck Project will also include styling it in different ways here in my blog!
V-neck Project Style #1: Casual & Laid Back
Cebu is a very laid back city and the t-shirt + shorts + flats combo is the most common go-to outfit for girls on casual days. It’s comfortable and definitely the easiest outfit to pull off.
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By the way, there’s a new Korean Cafe in Cebu… again! It’s called Cafe Talk and it’s located at Gaisano Country Mall, Banilad.
The photo above was taken in the said cafe (obviously lol).
Go check it out if you’re in the area! ;)
We all have a “list”. Whether it is written or embedded in the mind, I’m pretty sure everybody has one. I have several - food to eat and restaurants to go to, long term goals, things to do before I die (bucketlist), and this one you’re reading right now. My travel bucket wish list!
I recently came across Airbnb, a website that lets you book private spaces, villas, apartments, and even castles, for less! I have a few credits that I would definitely use for future travel. I might choose a local destination to use it for, but for now, let this girl dream!
Presenting, my Travel Bucket Wish List:
I love the comfort and good vibes that being in the beach gives me. Maldives tops my list of “the most wonderful beaches I wish I had the money to go to”. Why? I say, why not? The Maldives has pristine white sand beaches and exemplary marine life. Don’t even get me started on the breath-taking view! It’s definitely the perfect venue for some (luxurious) rest and relaxation.
Most tourists go to Macau to gamble. It’s one of the top gambling destinations in the world. I, on the other hand, have no interest in gambling. I just want to go to The Venetian and go on a Gondola ride.
Spain is a dream that shall never die. Even if I lost the chance to go to Spain for free once, I’m still not giving up!
By now you may have noticed that I have a thing for beautiful places with bodies of water, including canals. I don’t know why but I feel that they would satisfy my old soul. Okay, let me be honest. The Fault In Our Stars is also one of the reasons why I want to go to Amsterdam. *winks* I want to visit the world-class museums, including the Anne Frank House!
Food, wine, fashion, and the Eiffel Tower. I’m in love with French pastries and wine. I couldn’t imagine the foodgasm I would have to experience when I get to taste the authentic ones. My mouth is starting to water even with just talking about it. God. I also happen to be very fascinated with the Eiffel Tower. I mean, who doesn’t?
Way back in high school, London was my obsession. Hours of watching Mr. Bean probably creeped up to me then. From the red telephone booths, huge buses, black cabs, the stiff Queen’s guards, the Big Ben, the London Bridge, to the London Eye - everything fascinated me.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, I prefer archaic cities (and countries) than the modernized ones. I would love to bask in the history of Rome, Venice, Florence, and Verona.
So, I was writing an article (freelance work, don’t ask) a few days ago and I came across some facts about Greece. Did you know that Greece was found to be the horniest country in the world? HAHAHA. FYI, that’s not the reason why I want to go there. Just by looking at the photo above, it already takes my breath away. I wonder what would happen to me if I get to step on Greek soil. I would probably hyperventilate or something. You can find other reason to love Greece here.
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Made me do what? I don’t know! Anyway, hi! *waves hand at your face*
How are you? :)
Oversized tees are so comfortable! I first had second thoughts about it since I’m so small and it would probably make me look like a clothes hanger but I got it anyway because… uhm, Coco made me do it? *cricket sounds*
As I’m getting older (nooooo!), I get lazier with dressing up. I’m now forever choosing comfort over fashion. A lot of things have also changed, even the little things that I complain about. Instead of complaining about pimples, I’m now complaining about how expensive gas is. Instead of complaining about how I can’t buy the things that I want, I am now much more concerned about how I can help out with house bills and all. As much as I would like to stay young and irresponsible, I can’t help the fact that as I’m getting older, my responsibilities are also getting bigger. Do I sound stressed? Lol
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What’s your daily make-up routine? I’ve been so lazy with doing my make-up for these past few months that my routine has been toned down to BB cream + eyebrows + lip balm. For all the makeup-loving ladies out there, here’s a giveaway that you’ll be excited about!
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Another good news for you is that Sugar For Spike is pleased to announce the release of its debut collection editorial lookbook.
The inspiration behind the lookbook comes from two friends, looking for an escape from the perfectionism and commercialism of their city, where they stumble into a “secret” underground hangout to have a little carefree fun.
Dancing and twirling throughout the night, and forgetting whom they are and what the world deems as appropriate behaviour, they end up discovering that the liberation from the night out will be one of the memories they will treasure about their youth.
The collection is slated to release at select retailers and online at sugarforspike.com on 7th August 2014. The line is also available for pre-order now, with free international shipping. Closing date for pre-orders is 10th July 2014.
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While growing up, you tend to lose your old self in the process. I mean, I’m glad I got rid of my old emotionally wrecked self but sometimes I ask myself if some of the things that I changed are worthy to get back, just like my sartorial choices in the past. I used to love dressing comfortably in t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers as opposed to going with the trends. I do love the trends but I do miss dressing for comfort. Should I go back?
This is how I used to dress up back in my early years in college: t-shirt + sneakers. It’s such a comfortable get-up that I want to slowly revert back to my old self and start stocking up on tees and sneakers again.
I’m going back to basics but surely my love for colors will never wither. I found this cute pair of sneakers from Zalora where I got it for only P199! Lol
Looking back at your old self may help you re-evaluate what you have become now. I don’t know if there’s anyone out there who feels the same way that I do, but what’s important is that you should not lose yourself in the process. Yes, we may change as we grow older, but make sure there is still a part of you that remains the same. :)
Aaaaand I’m back! I was cleaning up my phone earlier and I found these photos from past and recent food trips. If ever you find yourself around whichever of these places, go try the food and see if you liked it as much as I did.
There’s finally a cute cafe near where I live! It’s not your usual cafe since the servers wear maid and butler costumes. How cute is that? A new cosplayers’ haven is coming your way! Although the place is not quite fully developed yet, the cafe is now open and serving not only Japanese food but many other choices as well. It’s a good place to just chill and you can even choose what movie you would like to watch!
Location: Nasipit, Talamban
Korean cafes are sprouting like mushrooms here in Cebu, don’t you think? They all have one thing in common, a very cute interior! Most cafes like this usually get crowded in the afternoon so I usually go during the morning when the place is still empty and quiet. And as usual, they have huge stuffed toys that can be your buddy when you’re out there by yourself. Lol. The drinks in Gentlemen cafe are waaaay cheaper than the others too, so that’s a plus!
Location: RainTree Mall (first branch: across USC main)
Ulli’s Streets of Asia
If you want your dose of delicious street food but don’t wanna be out on the streets because it’s usually hot out, Ulli’s is the place to go. Although the food serving is quite small for the price, I still dound myself satisfied with the taste.
Location: Ayala Center Cebu (roof deck)
Todam Korean Restaurant
This was where we spent Valentines Day with our friends. #ThrowbackThursay. LOL! It’s a nice and cozy place to hang out in. It’s a bit pricey but what we ordered had unlimited side dishes and all so I didn’t bother complaining. I honestly forgot what we ordered because I didn’t understand the menu in the first place. Haha. Overall, the food was great and we all went home with satisfied stomachs.
Location: F. Cabahug St. Kasambagan
Euro Hub Cafe & Bar
A slightly new pub has invaded the stale streets of Talamban. It’s the perfect place for sports fans to hang out. They have televisions switched to sports channels, pool tables, a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and of course food. I actually had waffles in a bar. How kiddy am I? But waffles are waffles. I can’t resist them! #SorryNotSorry
I also heard that they’re having a World Cup kick off party tomorrow (June 13, 2014)!
Location: Piazza Elesia, Talamban
And that’s a wrap. Looking forward to more food trips soon!