EVERYDAY: Jude’s 25th Birthday


It’s that tme o the year again: Jude’s Birthday. It’s his 25th. There were no surprises this year, which I regret. (I’m sorry, babe). I was contemplating where to book a surprise, but unfortunately, in this scenario, Cebu is an ‘unfortunate’ excuse. A small get away before the actual one is impossible. So we settled for Tagaytay instead.

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Since we were more than early, we took our time in one of the biggest Starbucks, the new one.

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We were planning to eat Marcia Adams. But, as the prepared girlfriend that I am, I booked no reservations. :/ We ended up in Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro. – No regrets!

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And here we are, glad we went here on a Weekday. It was almost just us. The view was clear and it was quiet.

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We started off with a wine. 😀 The boyfriend loved it.. I too, as it doesn”t have a bitter strong taste to it even though it’s red.

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I hope it comes to no surprise for you that we ordered Fettucini Alla Carbonara for Php 320. A classic with cream and eggs. It was absolutely DIVINE.

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Another one of our favorites, Quattro Formaggi for Php 375. It’s four cheese, obviously. And it can never go wrong! Cheese? Yes please! 😀

20151007_131842Now, the gift.  wanted to give something that can be treasured, and kept with for a really long time. Not to be overly excited, But I wanted to give something that we hopefully pass down. 😀 Hopefully. It’s his 25th, right? Definitely, a watch. I went over with Tsovet, Nixon and Meister. Originally, I wanted Rolex (Classic) or Omega but that was clearly out of my pocket’s capacity. But look where it got me! A classic looking watch. 😀 I was literally crossing my fingers that he’d like the watch. And thankfully, he did. :)))

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Happy, Happy Birthday, Babe! I love youuuuu.

EVERYDAY: CHRISTMAS 2014


So. the Merriest of all Holidays, the Most Costly Expense and the Extremely Fattening December.

The Friday of All Months. CHRISTMAS.

I won’t go into details anymore. Just take a look at our pictures.

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It’s our first time to celebrate in tagaytay — at Soto Grande, the newly built vacation house of the aunt. And have you noticed? The family keeps getting bigger. Now with Chris’s Family and Robert. We also played White Elephant.

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Back at our house, we each had our own little corner of gifts. :)) We had to open the ones from my sister and chris as they still had to go home at chris’ house. So here goes:

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So My sister and chris gave my dad and my brother the shoes that they requested from US. They gave my Mom a thermal coat as she was planning to back to US this coming year and finally, She gave me her old camera phone which is only months old.

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I gave my Mom an orange Maxi Dress from H&M as she has been looking non stop for a Maxi Dress, I gave my Dad a Long Sleeves Polo from Memo, My sister’s favorite Perfume, Shorts from Uniqlo for Chris and for my Brother as well.

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Thank you, Clients! Merry Christmas!

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A very Pretty B&W Dress from the BM, Pepero from BOO, Bath and Body Cologne from the AH, Chocolate from the NAC, Brush from the Teller, Popcorn from the GAB and the candies are from the reliever. Thank you, Officemates!

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The Black Dress and the Orange Travel Toiletry Pouch are from Alex, The Lip Gloss is from Steph and Betsy, The Book is from Roumel, The two pony tails are from Jaja, The Foundation is from Kenneth and the Notebook from Panda.

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The Red Regatta Wallet is from N. Al and N. Irma, The post its from Ivy, The Face Shop Perfume from Eulah and the GC is from N. Baby.

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The Black Dress, Gray Pants and Gucci Perfume are from my parents, The Marks and Spencer Perfume from my Brother and the Camera from my Sister and Brother in Law.

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The Dress from Ate Nita, Orange Towel from St. Peter’s Plan Agent, The Book from Chris’s Parents and the Black Bag from Ninong Jobee.

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Oh, Loved Ones surely knows the simplest that can make me happy — Chocolates!

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Thank you for a Memorable, Christmas! I loved each and every gift. Thank you.

EVERYDAY: CHRISTMAS AT WORK


Would you have guessed that I have to attend 3 Christmas Parties where I work?

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Area Christmas Party – which was held at Ayala, a small get together of all the branches in Makati.
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The Second Christmas Party was for the whole Branch Banking Group. It will be attended by all the 123 branches of Bank of Commerce. BIG BLAH. The Makati Area was tasked to wear jeans and a red polo shirt – with the Red Hat – which looked a lot like a Magician’s Hat. Boohoo.
Disclaimer: They always want a pose – left and right much like a pageant pose. No. I’m not in it. I refuse – If I had a choice.

 And the Branch Party itself.IMG_6203 IMG_6230 Our Color Coded Kris Kringle

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Ms. Donna gave Rommel his Oven Toaster as he wished.

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Rommel gave Jane her Hair Iron.

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Jane gave me the 3 lipsticks I requested.

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I gave Ms. Lolit her Kanebo Foundation

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Ms Lolit gave Lei her MAC Lipstick

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And finally, Lei gave Ms. Donns her steamer.

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Merry Christmas from DCA Branch,

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EVERYDAY: Gift Hunting at Cuenca Bazaar


It’s my first time at Cuenca Bazaar. Every year, My friends or Mom drag me to World Trade Center for the Christmas Bazaar.
Anyway, this year I went with Nicole and Ate Twinx and her officemate, Ellen – who is so funny, BTW. Don’t be deceived of how old she looks.

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After an exhausting day for our feet and a hellish day for my wallet, we went to Barrio Fiesta inside Ayala Alabang to eat our 5pm lunch.

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We also took the time out to have our nails done at Coco Nails. You should try it here: they offer tea, juice or water and a macaroon too. 😀

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Broke but happy as fuck!