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EAT BF: RAMEN KURODA


When I was in the middle of my Strama Class, most weekends were spent at each other’s houses – writing my paper, editing my powerpoint, learning my financials and so on.. I’m just really grateful how helpful and understanding the boyfriend is when it comes to our dates — which is mostly spent in coffee shops with a laptop in tow.

So, one particular saturday – spent at my house doing strama — we decided to dine out for dinner at BF — Ramen Kuroda.

See their menu:

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The boyfriend ordered the Gyoza + Aka Ramen for Php 320ย since he likes the Gyoza.

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While I, having no choice but to order the Teriyaki + Shiro Set for Php 320

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Since it’s so practical to order the Set Menu, we did. If you are planning to treat others, Ramen Kuroda is practical. ๐Ÿ˜€

TRAVEL: ANAWANGIN


This was never the plan. — But of course, it’s the ones we don’t plan that turns out to be pretty amazing. Right? It’s one hell of a work though. We arrived at around 6pm and got settled about 7pm.

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Fanning, Blowing, Lighting pieces of newspaper, Re-arranging the wood for 3 whole hours just to catch a spark – to make fire. It’s EXHAUSTING & Fulfilling at the same time! The food was cooked around 10:30 pm!

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It’s really a nice wake up call, opening your eyes to see majestic mountains right outside our tent & the beach within 30 steps far. The boys had their fun. The bathroom was a bit tricky, that’s the reason why I was lazy to swim. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Would you look at that? Right? ๐Ÿ˜€

Sometimes, you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life.

Until next time, Anawangin. โค

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for coming, love. โค 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: OPEMAN


It’s the last day of our Operations Management Class. Annd, I have to say — this is one of the classes that I learned from the most and am grateful for.

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EVERYDAY: CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE


HA! Finally got to spend time with the Love of My Life! It has been a stressful week. Iโ€™ve been so excited to see him and too tired to even stay awake at the same time. I am sorry babe.

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And after our third attempt, he was able to try Marcia Adams!

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We both chose the Amalfi Prawns as our starter.

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My Handsome Date ordered the Aromatic Pork which is very succulent and deserves to be the star of their menu.

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I ordered the Chicken Kebab. โ€“ A first for me, to actually pick a Chicken Dish. It was not bad, paired with its dip โ€“ I can actually finish the plate. But I was too full already.

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For dessert, the lovely date ordered the Banana Split.

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I ordered the Fried Banana with Chocolate Dip

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My Lovely Date and the person responsible for my happiness.

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From My Constant: Escada Perfume (which I have been thinking of buying for myself for the past months), 2 Bonnes Ventes White Top, Gray Maldita Dress, a very comfy nude flats and an automatic umbrella.

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Thank you so much, Love! They are my new favourite, thanks to you. I love you and Merry, Merry Christmas, Sweetheart!

EAT PARANAQUE: COOLATO


Because we were in SM BF already, dragged the boyfriend to try the new dessert place.

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The placeย was ย a bit small. But what I liked about this place is you get to see how they make your icecream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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They have a doodle board and graffiti walls which made it more Instagram-Worthy. But what do they offer? Take a look.

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And we took advatage — and watched them while they make my Banoffee Pie.

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I ordered the Banoffee Pie for Php 150. ย It tastes as good as it looks, I tell you! It had texture from the grahams, a lot of chocolate chips and the base was superb!

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The Love ordered the Strawberry Made in Heaven for Php 150. He loved it. I didn’t.

I won’t mind going back to you, Coolato! See you next time!

EVERYDAY: ATENEO CHRISTMAS


Itโ€™s been too long! I sincerely miss everyone! I miss everyone in and out of the school.

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AND, we have a new baby in the family! Carlisle!

Iโ€™ll see you all soon at the Christening!

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EVERYDAY: FAMILY CHRISTMAS


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed! It’s the busiest time, traffic’s worse, wallets are emptied but it’s the happiest, no doubt.

Just like every year, we start the Christmas tradition with my Aunt’s Birthday Celebration. The choice for this year? Mama Lou’s in BF.

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The celebrant

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The family with the celebrant.

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Some of the pictures from the birthday party.

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Weโ€™re always the Christmas Host! Thus, we are all gathered again at our House for our yearly salubong and opening of gifts at Midnight.

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My family.

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Second Family โ€“ Dadโ€™s Side.

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Yearly Selfie Picture with the Gifts.

The whole family on Christmas!

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From the Parents: Black Cullottes, Salmon Printed Leggings and Brown Leggings from F21, Brown Dress, Nude Vest, White Top and a White Turtle Neck. (I LOVE THE BROWN DRESS, MA!) Thank youuuuuu. I love all of your gifts! Thank you.

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From Relatives: Black Shorts (probably my new favorite) and White Shirt from Sicio, White Long Sleeves Top from N. Baby and a 6 โ€“ set of luggage organizer.

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From Siblings: Black H&M Dress from my sister, A White Top and a Starbucks Planner from my brother. THANK YOU.

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Thank you, Family! Merry Christmas!

EVERYDAY: BOC CHRISTMAS


It feels good to be able to spend a Christmas get together with my previous officemates. Never in my 5 years in BOC did it cross my mind that I would actually miss it. But my sentimental twin is acting up โ€“ and I am quite grateful for this.

A simple get together at Maxโ€™s on a busy Monday to start the week.

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The whole group, the old dela costa people.

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Some of the group pictures from the night.

White Long Sleeves Top from my previous boss, 3 kinds of peanut from Ms. Minns, A beauty brush set from Ms. Donns, a kultura pouch from Ms. Gracious, a colourful pouch from Ms. Lei, a navy blue pouch from Virge and a chocolate from Jane.

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Thank you for the gifts, friends!

EVERYDAY: J1 CHRISTMAS 2016


I’ve been MIA for quite some time but it’s everybody’s most awaited holiday. I won’t pass on this of course! And just like everyone, there are several parties and get together’s.

First on the list? My College Friends. We booked this as early as we can because we all know how hard it is to match a schedule during this time of the month.

Where? Cafe Naya at The Palace Pool Club.

(Panda – Pam – Panda.) ย (Janna – Jude – Mark – Jaja – Nicole – Janna)

What did we get? Panda got a Athletic Shoes, Pam got a GC (which is a gem but no thought), Jude got a Short Sleeves Polo, Mark got a watch organizer, Nicole got a Happy Skin Lip Set, Jaja got her wish and I received a White Polo Dress.

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We all received what we wished. We also transferred to get some drinks – but we can’t help but give in to our slowly aging bodies. We finished early.

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Thank you for the gifts, J1 Loves!

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White Polo Dress from Nicole, Travel Organizer from Pam and Purple Scarf from Jaja.

Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

EAT TAGAYTAY: LIME & BASIL RESTAURANT


Because this is a long overdue date. We have been having issues at home, thus I feel guilty to go on dates or to go somewhere. But this guy surprised me when my class got cancelled.

We both love Thai food so there was no argument that happened. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s not exactly Thai when we don’t order Bagoong Rice, right? Bagoong Rice for Php 290. Good enough for 2 people.

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I knew he will order Chicken – so I had to go with Seafood. We ordered Pla Som Rod for Php 375 – Crispy Tilapia, Tamarind Sauce, Crispy Shallots Thai Basil. It’s a bit expensive, yes. But it’s already in fillets – and it’s so good. I loved it. The Tamarind Sauce was also not that strong, which for me is good. It goes well with the texture of the crispy basils.

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Sate Gai for Php 320. Grilled Chicken Skewer with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber and Salsa. I also liked this dish! It looks like the average Satay but it’s delicious! You don’t even need the vinegar!

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Until our next, L&B! ๐Ÿ˜€

EAT MAKATI: LAZY BASTARD


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We’ve been here not once,, not twice but thrice. Third time’s the charm. It’s a miracle. Every single time that we go here, it is swarmed with people. But we got there around 12:10 and not a single table was occupied. Whew. Good thing.

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Self Service type and it can fit about 15 max of people.

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Honey Parmesan Dog for Php 200. Quite a bit okay. Nothing too extravagant and fancy or unique. But it tastes good.

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Sloppy Joes for Php 150. It doesn’t look as appetizing but it’s okay. Mashed beefy goodness.

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Cheeseburger for Php 190. Someone always has to try the Cheeseburger. Right? I just had to. It’s a burger place. How can you not?

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We had good timing on our corner. ๐Ÿ™‚

EAT BGC: BIRD HOUSE


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It’s our first time at Uptown Mall. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yayy! And we have it here.

And since it’s in a foodcourt. Ergo, self service restaurant. Then they give you this for you to wait out your order. (just like in SBC)

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Barn Yard D for Php 255. – Two pieces of chicken, 1 Choice of Side dish, 1 sauce and Chicken Skin.

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Barn Yard A for Php 165. – Chicken Tenders, Dirty Rice, 1 sauce and Chicken Skin. I.LOVE.IT.

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2 glasses of Iced Tea Peached for Php 60.ย 

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Yes, it reminds you of Yardbird in Century. But what I do love about them is that they are much more affordable, it tastes the same, and! and, they have Chicken Skin. ๐Ÿ™‚

EAT MAKATI: COME FORTH KITCHEN


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One by one, we’re tracking Jupiter down. U-huh! This one’s on the list and near my office.

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Oriental Chicken Salad for Php 200 Solo – Chinese Cabbage, Mint, Spring Onions, Sesame Seeds and Asian Dressing. Love ordered this because he’s on a healthy diet. It was absolutely BLAND.

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40 Cloves of Chicken for Php 360 – Spring Chicken, Cloves of Garlic, gravy and Mashed Potatoes. This has Jude written all over it. Gravy? Check. Mashed Potatoes? Yes. Chicken? Oh hell yes.

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Calamari – Crunchy and just okay.

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My handsome everyday date.

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Meh. Glad we tried but not impressed.

EVERYDAY: INFLIGHT’S ANNIVERSARY


So for their First Year Anniversary of flying people to their dream destinations, Inflight celebrates with the Orphans at Gentle Hands.

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or if you want to spend your birthday, anniversaries or simply want to help – contact Gentle Hands and be the children’s idol or angels.