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VENICE


Mistakes are only proof that one is trying.

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When the boyfriend couldn’t pick me up since he’ll be coming from Binondo. 😦

EAT MAKATI: PINK PANDA


He finally listened to me! ❀ Erwan Food it is for date night. πŸ™‚

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We picked out our orders the night before and we had a hard time! Let’s go with the easy one first. : Bagoong Rice for Php 145

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Pork & Shrimp Laksa for Php 245 with Crispy Tofu, Chili Oil, Boiled Egg and Sesame Buchi. I lovedddd this! The consistency was thick which I assume was made from scratch rather than just powder. The taste was really strong.

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General P’s Chicken for Php 220 – Battered Chicken, peanuts and Orange Soy. It was alright. Nothing like Recipe’s. πŸ™‚

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Crispy Baby Squid for Php 180 – Plum Glaze, Chilis, Fried Dilis and Spiced Peanuts. The love was crazy about the shrimps.

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I wouldn’t mind going on a date here again. ❀

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EAT BF: JANG GA RAE


Another Korean Food Trip with the boyfriend.

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Korean Food always sets us in the mood. Well, this was an after almost fight. πŸ˜€

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Milky Moustache + How to get away with Murder + Suits πŸ˜€

EVERYDAY: Bucket Lists


It’s such a small milestone but it represents something big for me. πŸ˜€ I’ve been scared all my life to ever eat alone. I’d rather not eat and go hungry than eat alone. But here I am now, eating adobo flakes ALONE in Early Bird Breakfast Club. πŸ™‚ And I wasn’t even ashamed or uncomfortable.

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And I also discovered a Zoo Cafe in Makati. I finally was able to try it. πŸ™‚

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EAT FORT: BURGERS & BREWSKIES


It’s been awhile since we’ve been to BGC. You noticed? Andddd, my crush was craving for burger.

Menu? The boyfriend ordered Kandi for Php 275

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And I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger for Php 265

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Both of our burgers are sinful and delicious. We both chose to have our bacon in Honey Sriracha and we both finished our burgers. Satisfying. πŸ™‚

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And Chicken Popcorn in Buffalo Sauce

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Always with my date..

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TRAVEL: DINGALAN, AURORA


On a saturday, we sacrificed sleep to leave by 1am. But of course, I managed to steal hours of sleep during the ride. We had a mini stop over at 230 am for a coffee and restroom break and another one at 6am for rice pudding.

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The office clan: not complete in this photo though. Directly at the port to go to the bathroom, change clothes and finally board the boat.

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Only 2 people in this boat knows how to swim.

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Yup, humiliating as this photo is, it was that windy. And the hike starts immediately.

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There are a lot more sweaty, tired haggard pictures but let me just leave you feeling like you want to travel to dingalan with the pictures below….

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It’s pretty tiring but still an amazing view altogether.

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Thank you Dingalan! πŸ™‚ Thank you for coming, love. ❀ It’s really not the same if I go somewhere new without you. I love you. More travels, RMK!

**I’m sorry. I cannot really remember all the details

EVERYDAY: 26TH BIRTHDAY


It’s my birthday! πŸ™‚ but of course, it was like any regular work day. So when I reported for work, look what greeted me:

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Thank you for the early lunch of yellow cab pizzas and pasta, officemates! πŸ™‚

The Birthday Dinner: Shrimp Feast at Bubba Gump! One of my favorite restaurants of all time. πŸ™‚

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And the birthday is complete. πŸ™‚ On another day…

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Next day? I am greeted with flowers, balloon and more happy birthdays inside stark! Thank you for the surprise, love. :))) I especially liked the balloons and my banoffee cake. πŸ™‚

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We had lunch at City of Dreams. No grand plans for the day though. :/ I decided to bring him here because it’ll be his first time. After which, watched a movie at MOA. went home, watch How to get away with Murder and Suits at home.

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Thank you for the surprises and all the effort, babe. :* Thank you for my very chic nude heels. :)) I love ’em! And thank you for my colored pens! :)))

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And another surprise c/o my officemates. πŸ™‚ Thank you, All! :*

MOVIE: HOPE SPRINGS


I stumbled upon an article about failed marriages and there it reveals links on the movies that characterizes failed marriages — so, intrigued. I downloaded this movie.

Instantly, it made me rethink of getting married. My first thought: How can a man loves you so much at once, then suddenly get stuck and left no trace of affection? It pains me just thinking about it.

A few realizations:

  • It’s no secret that women like to give hints but not explicitly saying it to their partners. It’s no secret either that men, most of the time doesn’t have a clue. COMMUNICATE. I, for one would tell my SO that it’s okay for him to stay at home during our date days but deep down, all I’m wishing is for him to visit me, take me out and still spend the day with me because he wants to, because he can’t wait to see me and because he wants to be with me too even though I already told him that it’s okay. Most of the time, women say one thing butΒ mean another. Ladies, speak up. The only obvious reason is your partner wouldn’t know if you don’t tell him. Men, get to know your partners, know when they’re being serious and look for the subtle hints.
  • Determine your love language. It’s important to express your love the way your partner prefers it for a better chance of appreciation. May it be physical touch, vocal such as compliments, quality time, etc.
  • BE OPEN.Β  This goes hand in hand with communicating with your partner. If there’s a specific act that you want to try in the bedroom, a fantasy or a secret, tell it to your partner. If you disapprove, at least try then tell your partner the reason behind.
  • TOUCH EACH OTHER.Β  Just touch. Remember you once couldn’t keep your hands off of each other. A simple holding hands, a kiss on the cheek, a hug while washing the dishes or a hugging your husband from the back while he reads his newspaper will go long way.
  • APPRECIATE EACH OTHER.Β When your wife prepares you a meal, appreciate it. She allotted her time preparing the food. It’s no like she had nothing better to do. When your husband provides for your family, appreciate it. There are a lot of men who are not responsible enough to provide for their families. When your wife cleans up after your laundry, prepares your clothes the next day, fixes the bed in the morning, appreciate her. She does this because she loves you and she wants to be a good for you. When your husband picks you up at work and drives you to work every morning, appreciate him. He woke up early too. He drove you to your workplace even though it’s out of his way. You get the picture. Appreciate your SO, before it’s too late. Appreciate the little things before you miss out on them. You will never really notice the small things they do not until you have a messy house and a disrupted life already.Β 
  • IT TAKES TWO. Β  You are in a marriage for a reason. It is because you both have each other for everything. It means you both committed to a lifetime together. You both have to put an effort into the relationship. It takes work. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns.

 

Love, like I said. I promise to always try. I promise not to give up on us. I promise to be like Kay who will do everything to make our marriage work. I promise not to run when things get tough. I love you.

VENICE: 26th BIRTHDAY


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Thank you for everyone who made my birthday special. Thank you babe for all the surprises, gifts and effort. I love you so much.