We’re back at CMYK! It’s one of our favorite places to eat in because the food is sooo good, affordable, and instagrammable! Haha. Still seated at our usual spot, table 10, we played with their board games to entertain ourselves while we waited for our food. We first went here to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and since then we have always loved coming back to this place.
Chocolate Mug Cake
Fashion evolves over time but trends have their way of coming back. Crop tops or midriffs are so trendy these days but for those of you who do not know, these were actually first made popular in the 90’s. I still remember Britney and Christina sporting crop tops then. Another old trend from the 70’s that has found it’s way to the present is the maxi skirt. The maxi skirt I’m wearing here is actually from my mom. I was rummaging through her old stuff and found this. Ha! Jackpot!
So, keep some of your clothes even if you think they’re not so trendy anymore because you might want them in the future. You can even do some DIY for your old clothes to make them look new again!
I finally found the inspiration to blog again and that is, no other than, Star Wars! Before my love for fashion and somewhere in between my love for rock music, there was my love for Star Wars. I sound so complicated, don’t I? I’m no expert who can detail every bit of information about SW and neither have I memorized every line from the films, but it surely is my guilty pleasure! At some delusional point in my existence, I wanted to become a Jedi. Don’t worry, I got over it now.
The pieces were mostly displayed according to their groups (Sith, Jedi Order, Clone Troopers, etc.) but I would have loved to see more action recreating unforgettable scenes, like Obi-Wan and Anakin fighting back to back against Dooku or something.
I didn’t put everything here so if you want to see more, you have to go check it out yourself! I’m not sure when the expo ends, just go here and ask them if you want. They’re also doing something special tomorrow (Nov. 23, 2013) for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
May the force be with you. Lol!
I’m not going to pretend to be patriotic because I am not and I am usually indifferent when it comes to my country, the Philippines, but after everything that has happened this year I can say that this country has the strongest people that I know, and these strong and wonderful people need our support right now.
It’s not everyday that you get to see people uniting as one to help others stand up from a tragedy. Watching the news breaks our hearts every day and we’re praying and hoping that all of this will get better soon so we could all have the chance to enjoy the Christmas season, especially the people from Bohol, Northern Cebu, and in Leyte.
Thankfully, we didn’t have it bad here in Cebu City because Yolanda only left us with few minor damages (see photos here) but in the northern parts of Cebu and in Leyte, their homes were shredded into pieces and washed away by the flood, leaving them with nothing at all. With so many damages, a massive death count, and with not enough supplies the people have gone berserk which resulted to ransacking the stores for supplies. Who could blame them? If they’d wait for the relief goods, they would have to wait for days or even weeks because it’s not possible to distribute the goods to everyone in a day. But even if the help could take a while, they still need it. A lot of it. That is why we are asking for everyone’s help to send whatever they can to the typhoon victims. (Photos of the aftermath here)
Let us be the light to their darkest days.
To know more about how you can help, please go to THIS LINK for a list of organizations accepting donations for the typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan victims. Thank you!
On October 15, 2013, the Visayas was affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which caused multiple deaths and the destruction of establishments, roads, churches, and most especially, homes. Bohol, being the epicenter of the said earthquake, has not yet recovered. Up until now, the victims of this calamity are left homeless and hungry. Cebu has yet to recover from this but something else happened a few weeks later.
Earlier this week on November 4, 2013, a tornado hit Cebu. I’ve read stories of the people’s traumatic experience with the tornado and I was a bit relieved that I did not go to Parkmall that day. We we’re planning to go there so I could go to the horror booth but decided not to. I couldn’t be thankful enough for that decision. The tornado ruined St. James Amusement Park which is across Parkmall and which also happens to be the only one in Cebu. See video here. As we all know, a tornado can run for miles and it also hit the neighboring islands.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, there is another problem that we have yet to face. Right now, we are waiting for Haiyan or Yolanda, the super typhoon. I went home a couple of hours after finishing things up at work because I was too paranoid to be out. The typhoon is on its way and I just hope that it won’t be as strong as it has been predicted (read about the typhoon here). I know it’s wishful thinking but after what has happened in a span of less than a month, I cannot help myself to be not scared for my life and for everyone else. The super typhoon is also going to hit Bohol. Sometimes I couldn’t help but question why all of this is happening. A lot of people in Bohol still haven’t recovered from the earthquake and now they are yet to face another calamity which is said to be the strongest typhoon of the year.
Yesterday, I witnessed how the people did their “panic buying” at the supermarket. If an earthquake and a tornado didn’t happen before this, I don’t think the people would be this terrified. Haven’t we had enough? Why is this happening? We don’t deserve this, no one does.
Well, surely we can’t fight it. All we can do is prepare ourselves with enough food and water, stay in our homes and make sure it is secured, be with our family, and pray that we can survive this. Prayer is our strongest weapon right now. Pray not only for yourselves but for everyone. Hold on to that spark of hope that we can all get through this and hope for better days.
#SarilingSikap mode. Since it’s Halloween, I decided to dress the part. I originally wanted to wear something costume-ish to work yesterday but I wasn’t really in the mood to get awkward stares from strangers. I really had fun watching kids and adults in their costumes yesterday. It’s such a lovely sight when parents go trick-or-treating with their kids in costumes too! I even saw some teenage boys in costumes going with their cute little siblings and it made me go "aaawwwe". It’s so nice how Halloween can bring families together, it’s almost like Christmas! Lol.
P.S. The earth decided to shake again while I was writing this. Gosh, when will it stop?
Before you judge me, I do know what that phrase means. Thank you Glee! I just thought it would be a funny title. Lol. Anyway, the reason why I thought of that phrase was because I had my delightful afternoon snack yesterday at UCC.
All in all, I liked everything. I liked how fudgy the brownies were, I liked the french toast, I liked how my milk tea was more bitter than sweet, and I liked the coffee too (Pfft, I always like coffee).
Say hello to my now overused kitty flats. It’s too cute that I can’t stop wearing it so I hope it’s as durable as I think it is. I badly wanted to wear my split back top as it is but unfortunately I have less body heat due to my lack of fat and therefore I easily get cold. Lol.
While everybody else is out there partying the Halloween night away, I’m sitting here, typing this, and if you’re reading this right now, then let us virtually high-five! Oh well, there’s always next year anyway. ;)
It feels like it’s always summer in Cebu with the numerous beaches that we have here. Last weekend, I went with some of my college friends to the south. The trip took more than two hours and it was also the first time I got to ride a bus here in Cebu. Oh, the irony. Lol! The past few weeks have been stressful with all the things going on here. It’s not like me to care too much but when you see horrible things going on in the news every day, it’s hard not to feel bad. Luckily, I have the beach and people to take some of the stress away!
I feel like a walking high-lighter in my total WAGW outfit! I also never forget to bring sunblock to avoid getting a sunburn because when I’m at the beach or pool, I could stay in the water all day.
Day 1: Dakong Bato (Dalaguete)
I really love this place because it looks nice and it’s very affordable as well! It’s also not like other beach resorts that rip you off and make you pay for your every move. You only have to pay for the entrance, cottage use, corkage, and the water bike thingy. Everything else is free! I usually don’t like those beach resorts that make you pay for pool usage, shower and other ways they could think of to make you poorer… unless if the place is really nice.
I love swimming! If only I could swim everyday! *sigh* Although, my confidence in swimming is only limited to the swimming pool because I am terrified of sea creatures and the waves taking me too far from the shore. I usually hang on to someone or wear a life vest/floaters, which is pretty embarrassing, but I’d rather be embarrassed than be stung by whatever underwater creature there is present. Lol! Swimming is my favorite exercise as well mainly because it doesn’t make me sweat. Ha! #perspirationproblems
PS: I don’t know how to dive.
I love their swimming pools because they’re not too deep #shortgirlproblems, plus they have a jacuzzi and a slide!
Day 2: Tingko Beach (Alcoy)
I don’t want to criticize but I don’t want to lie either. The place is okay but I didn’t feel like it was worth what we paid for. Opposed to the previous beach that we went to, this made us pay double and it’s not even as nice as Dakong Bato. But you know, as long as you’re with the right people, you’ll always find a reason to enjoy your stay. :)
To my main man, who goes with me wherever I go and who I usually depend on with my own life, thanks! Haha.
Playing dead. Appropriate for Halloween, I guess?
Special thanks to this guy right here for some of the photos here and for always being the one to organize trips like this even since our college days!
I’m probably two shades darker now for being under the sun for two days but I don’t really care because I had so much fun at the beach.. or beaches.
Earlier this week, I flew to Bacolod for work. Aside from looking forward to working in a different place for a few days, I also looked forward to going on a food trip. Tadah! Not so much of a surprise, eh?
Bob’s Restaurant is a good place if you want to eat your meal peacefully. The place can be quite packed but it still gives you a relaxing vibe while you’re enjoying your delicious meal. I personally loved the Oriental Salad because of the strong flavors and of how it was a perfect appetizer for me.
Felicia’s cakes are the best cakes I’ve tasted in my life. I’m not even kidding, guys. I tasted their chocolate cake and sansrival on my first night (I don’t have photos of it though) and I was craving for more. They have the best Chocolate Mousse ever. You’d know if I find my food yummy if I smile while eating it but when I stare blankly into space with a longing look in my eyes, that means that the food I’m eating is one of the best I’ve had in my life. I wish we had Felicia’s here in Cebu. I’m still craving for more cake right now!
Calea is so famous I don’t even need to introduce it to you. I think everyone who visits Bacolod would never forget to go to Calea. Their Blueberry Cheesecake is soooo good! I liked the crust because it wasn’t an ordinary cheesecake crust and it had nuts in it. Lol. Although, if I were to choose between Felicia’s and Calea, I would pick the former. ;)
Chicken Deli is like Mang Inasal but cheaper. It’s good for those who are keeping a tight budget while traveling. The food’s okay but I still like Mang Inasal more because their chicken is juicier and they have free sinigang soup. Haha!
This is cheap but yummy airport food. A ciabatta pizza and other food that would not cost you more than a hundred pesos is a good find at any airport, ever. I don’t usually eat at airports because the food is overpriced so this is something worth posting here I guess. Lol.
I’m back in Cebu and back to blogging. Yay! I wasn’t here when the intense 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred. I felt it when I was in Bacolod and thought we had it bad but as it turned out, it wasn’t even half of what Cebu and Bohol experienced. I was so worried that I often stared into space and felt tears forming in my eyes. I used food to distract me from my worries and it did help me temporarily. It was difficult to be far from your family when something like that happens. You know what’s happening but you can’t be there for them or be with them. I kept on waiting for updates and watched news even if I don’t normally do, and every time I’d see the damage the earthquake has done to both places, I couldn’t help but cry a little. I was sad especially about Bohol because I love that place so much as well.
Aside from worrying, I also felt a bit angry. Why? Because of some people who said that people in Visayas are sinful and we deserved to be punished. We all sin for we are not perfectly holy. I’m not the most religious person but I do know where I stand. I hope people would just stop bashing others especially during hard times. The victims had it bad, why worsen it by making them feel bad?
I’ve also read about the corruption happening even in times when the people need help the most. I won’t write about it here because it pisses me off so much. I just hope that people who are capable of helping would willingly help those who are in need and not use the situation to their advantage.
Okay, I’m done. I’ve had enough bad vibes for the day. Let’s just continue praying for our fellow Filipinos and help them in any way that we can.
WAGW embroidered top, belt & skirt, Scarlet by Zalora heels
This is my goody-goody look. I look at these photos and I can’t help but giggle at how girly I’m acting in them. My personality is way far from feminine but I do like to wear girly clothes because I think they give me good vibes.
And because I am, and will always be a foodie, here’s a quick food review about Kotobukiya's ramen: It's delicious and instagrammable. That's all!
I can’t even properly explain how I feel about this. This was just so unexpected! I mean, it’s not like he hasn’t surprised me before but this just felt surreal. I walked in wide-eyed and the moment felt like it was snatched from a movie. I know I know, from what was supposed to be a full outfit post, this has turned into a cheese fest. Sorry, I can’t help it! Coming home to a sight like this made me feel so revived after a long busy day. I wouldn’t call this one of the little things that matter because this, for me, is a grand gesture. :)
Also, the photos for my photo wall are ready (thanks to the boyfriend again) so I’m surely gonna be posting it here when I’m done with it. I’m so excited!
September is my birth month and my second favorite month of the year. Can you guess which month topped the list? December, of course! The malls here have already been playing Christmas songs and it keeps giving me good vibes and excitement. Anywaaaay, celebrating birthdays weren’t as fun as when I was three (first photo) wherein my godparents were required to give me presents. I wonder where in the world they are now. Lol. Kidding aside, I felt like the whole month of September was my birthday! I’m so blessed and very thankful for everything. :)
I’m not obsessed! Okay, maybe I am. Meet my new Panda baby (right), Ping-ping. That’s what the tag says anyway so I decided to stick with the silly name. Lol.
September has been a month of endless food tripping and shopping (…and #seflies), and I am now officially broke. But even with that said, September was still a blast! I’m excited for what October has to offer. I think I want to hit the beach soon. Hmm.
PS: My scary masked face says hi by the way.