Hello. I don’t have anything inspiring to say. Actually, I can’t think of anything to say… at all. So here are a few photos of me feeling girly while twirling around rather awkwardly in my pink skirt.
Oh hey, there’s an idea. Why not pop in a few food photos so I can finally put some sense into writing this post? Ha! So, anyway, I just found another reason to love Cebu even more and it’s in the form of a place called La Creperie Paris. The crepes were soooo good, we had to order again after we cleared our plates.
The chef is also French and I could just imagine crepes in France tasting as amazing (or even more) as these. Good food and good service; that’s what this creperie is all about!
Do you know any new cool food places around here in Cebu? Let me know! :)
OOTD's - swarming up social media platforms like crazy nectar-loving bees. When I saw this pullover from an online shop, I knew I had to get one for myself or else I wouldn't be able to sleep soundly that night. Okay maybe that was a bit exaggerated.
It’s a good thing that this pullover has tiny holes in the sleeves because it allows the air to pass through. Ha! I just can’t let go of my sweaters yet. Come back cold weather! Screw you summer heat!
Let’s Stylize pullover, Solemate sneakers
I am so happy my baby hedgie Pizza will be staying with me from now on! Haha. Okay, I have nothing else to say for now. Bye!
And I’m back! Back in Cebu and back to personal blogging. I just got back from Davao City and Cagayan de Oro. I was there for work stuff and I am so glad to be back home! It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my stay, but you know what they say, home is where the heart is! Right, right?
Anyway, since I didn’t go there to have a vacation, I couldn’t actually call this a “travel” photo diary because these don’t really capture the real beauty of the places that I’ve been. This is just a really random photo diary that was a product of my boredom and my fondness of VSCO filters. Mehe.
My favorite go-to food place when I’m in Davao is Pastanni (@ Abreeza Mall). It’s like a mini Italian fastfood that offers really good food for an affordable price! For Cagayan, I always make sure that I go to Happy Lemon (@ Centrio Mall) to get my favorite Green Tea Rock Salt and Cheese!
So that ends my photo diary. I hope you liked it. :)
As much fun as it is to own a large collection of many different watches, knowledgeable watch aficionados know you can really get it all done with a mere three. In a pinch, if our feet were held to the fire, we’d admit you could actually just get a Rolex Submariner or Omega Speedmaster or some other classic sport watch, and probably call it good. But, that wouldn’t be as much fun or offer as much true versatility as having three watches. Another great benefit of having more than one watch is that when one of your watches is at the Rolex watch service, you have something else to wear.
A Sport Watch
This is a great place to start. As said above, many of us could get by with a great sports watch in today’s climate of more relaxed dress codes. A watch from Omega’s Seamaster line is a safe bet and a very good value. The classic Rolex Submariner is an obvious choice in this category. The Omega Speedmaster Professional is an excellent chronograph that fits the sports niche well if you don’t need a dive watch (or plan to swim with it). It gives you a complication (the chronograph) and incomparable NASA history. For a little more exclusivity, consider something like the Patek Philippe Nautilus or a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
Big watches are “in” and many are wearing large sport watches for everything. Still, in the opinion of many traditionalists, a smaller watch is better than a large sport watch for business wear. They fit better under a shirt cuff for one thing. We recommend you seriously consider a smaller watch that can serve the purpose of an “all-around” watch. This is a watch that looks great with a suit but can still go swimming or take a little abuse at the gym. The all-time great example may be the timeless Rolex Datejust. The older (and easily sourced) 36mm-cased models were perfect for the job: a good size for business wear, honest 100-meter water resistance, sturdy Rolex construction for the knocks and bumps you might encounter.
A Dress Watch
An all around watch is fine, and we all love the sport watches, but there is no real substitute for a true dress watch in your collection. Nothing looks as good with a tuxedo at black tie dinners or at weddings or other elegant affairs. At one time it was said a dress watch needed to be worn on a leather strap, but times have changed and that is no longer a hard and fast rule. A Rolex Day-Date is a great dress watch, either on its signature “President” bracelet or on a strap. Remember that in dress watches, thinner is usually better—and there’s no need for date or other complications. Less is more in dress watches. A platinum or gold Patek Philippe Calatrava would be an impeccable choice in the dress watch category.
Whatever your choices, eventually you will need to have them serviced. You will find true CW-21 Certified Watchmakers and very attractive pricing at the Rolex service center.
Whilst some people are calling for reservations at expensive restaurants and booking flights to the most romantic destinations, some of us are left to think of ways of how to make the day special without slashing our budget too much.
If you’re one of the people who are thinking of ways to do something special on V-day but your budget is running low, here are some budget-friendly Valentines Day suggestions.
The 14th of February is the day where hearts and balloons or heart-shaped balloons pop out everywhere! Giving someone a balloon, athough very budget-friendly, doesn’t really take much effort so make it extra special by putting a message inside telling the person how much you appreciate them or whatever sweet nothings you can think of!
Tell your loved one how much you love them through floating messages! You can also add their favorite movie or book quotes to make it more special. One of the best things in the world is knowing that someone remembers even the tiniest details about you!
Put the post-it notes on their desk, door, room, or wherever they can see it and viola, instant surprise! All you need is a pad of sticky notes, a pen, and your thoughts!
Drive up to the mountains and watch the stars together. When you’re living in the city, you can’t appreciate the night sky all the time. Take time to just lay down with your loved one, friend(s), or even your family and enjoy the beauty of a starry night.
I’m saying “mini” because I know gas is expensive. City road trips can also be fun because you get to see what’s going on around the city and have endless chatting with the person or people you’re with! So go on a mini road trip around the city and have a few stops for street food, coffee, or you can even stop for a…
Yes, a picnic! If you badly want to make your Valentines date special without having to spend a hefty amount of money on overpriced restaurants (which are usually packed on that day), a picnic will be the best option! All you need is a mat, some food, and a good conversation.
Here’s something I found online that I totally loved! Isn’t it unique? It would be the perfect gift! You’ll only be spending for the frame, and the rest is all effort. Check out the tutorial here.
For those who are single, it’s not the time to be bitter! You have your friends, go out, have fun and show everyone else what they’re missing! Always remember that Valentines Day is not only for couples; it’s can also be a time to celebrate friendship and a time to show your family how much you love them!
Do you have any budget-friendly ideas too? Feel free to share it! :)
Or not! This is as close as I could get… for now! Anyway, this lovely place is probably the most popular place in Cebu right now. Who wouldn’t love this place? It’s the perfect place to unwind and chat. Plus, the food and wine are heavenly!
As you enter the place, you’ll be overwhelmed by the wonderful smell of French pastry. I loved it so much that I wanted to stay inside and enjoy the scent but my stomach had to announce it needed to take the food in!
I love how this place can be so calming that it makes people want to stay there for an entire day and enjoy each other’s company over wine. Their wines are pretty affordable too, you can get a bottle for just P200+! I liked the grape Shampelino so much that I drank the whole bottle because he decided to have just one glass. Huehuehue
It’s the perfect place to go to on Valentines Day, don’t you think? I’m 100% sure that this place will be packed on the 14th! I wish we’d have more places here in Cebu that would make us feel like we’re in a totally different place. It would save us from the expensive airfare! #kidding
La Vie Parisienne is located at 371 Gorordo Ave, Cebu City.
There’s just something so appealing about dining in a place that has great ambience, especially when it’s on the 19th floor!
All in all, the food was good and I liked the place. I went home with a full tummy and that’s great! I just wasn’t that impressed with the staff since it took them a while to find our reservation and I was so hungry and tired from work. I also wanted to sit somewhere that I could see the city lights but the place was packed so we didn’t really have much choice but to stay at the only table available, even though we supposedly had chosen a place for our reservation. But hey, I had a good time so I got over it.
Check out this funny looking mini panda-me that I got from Projekt Me! I wanted to give something personalized and what screams personalized best by putting my face on it, right? Lol!
I can’t believe it’s been three years with this guy! He doesn’t read the books that I read, doesn’t watch the shows that I watch, doesn’t like sour food as much as I do (but likes food in general, lots of it actually haha), and I don’t like sports as much as he does. It’s funny how we barely have anything in common but we’re still (happily) stuck with each other. Lol! I guess being opposites is an advantage for the both of us because if we had too much in common, it would have been really boring. Haha. I’ve made tons of bad decisions in my life but this guy right here is totally not one of those! :)
Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant is located at the 19th floor of Apple One Tower in Cebu Business Park.
I’m loving the weather here in Cebu right now! Two weeks ago, it was freaking cold and rainy but for the past week, the sun’s been up but the cold wind is still there. It gives us a reason to dress up in sweaters, coats, and boots with lesser judgmental stares. Lol! #tropicalcountryproblems
I felt inspired to do an outfit that matches this photo that I took. The pink accent, my fascination for Paris and their fashion was what I used to create this whole look. What do you think? :)
Okay, so here I am trying to sneak in a few food photos (which are totally unrelated to this post) again! Italianni’s, a restaurant that I liked when I went to CdO last month, just opened here in Cebu! Well, it opened some time last month but wasn’t here then. But still, yay! :)
Pit Senyor! I have just recovered from a fever and ulcer attack, and what’s one thing that I had to do next? Watch a basketball game! Honestly, I am not a big fan of basketball but I had enough reason to watch one game because my crush, Enrique Gil, would be there. Lol. #fangirl
Well, actually I wanted to go to a party that day but..
- I’m awkward and I don’t party
- I already bought tickets to this game
Didn’t really feel the intensity of the game because it wasn’t really intense. I won’t call it a friendly game, it was a super friendly game. It was evident that the real basketball players didn’t put much effort to it. Sorry for saying that.
Why else would I be there if not for this guy right here?! Okay, fangirl mode over (for now). Let’s move on to the real festivities.
Sinulog is the feast of the Sto. Niño and we celebrate this by having a procession on the third Saturday of January and a mardi gras on Sunday. I’m not sure when the colorful paint-throwing and booze-showering street parties started (2 years ago?), but it sure has leveled up the Sinulog festivities since then.
We forgot to buy paint but when we got to Baseline, we automatically got painted by strangers. Different groups of people were having their own fun while chugging down beer and throwing booze and water at everyone. Through the years, Sinulog has evolved to be a day of wild endless street parties!
Another thing that is a must for your Sinulog experience is getting pushed and thrown around in a sea, wait let me correct that, an OCEAN of people. It can get really painful and it can stress people out (like me), but once you get out of the crowd you’ll feel like you’ve just won Survivor or something.
Every year has gotten more crowded and even more colorful. If you haven’t gotten a single paint on your body, you haven’t fully experienced Sinulog yet! Lol.
That was one crazy colorful day. We then met up with other friends and had a quiet dinner at Lantaw, Busay.
How was your #Sinulog2014?