EAT PASAY: Nara Thai Cuisine


Thai is and will always be a safe place for me to try. ❤ I seem to love everything. It’s a never a hit and miss for me. Haha.
We tried going to the new Ayala Mall Manila Bay and settled for Nara Thai Cuisine.
I was not able to take a picture of the surroundings.
We ordered the following:
Pla Nil Tord Nam Pla / Fried Pla Pla with Fish Sauce for Php 650.

Chicken Pandan for Php 360

Fried Prawns in Sweet Tamarind Sauce for Php 750

Pomelo Salad for Php 380

Crispy Fried Shrimp Cakes for Php 350

Bagoong Rice for Php 245

Nara Thai Sampler for Php 395 (Fish Cake, Chicken Satay, Pork Wonton, Spring Roll & Pomelo Salad)

Prawns in Spicy Lemongrass and Lime Soup for Php 430

The place is good for occassions or dining in groups. 😊Food is delicious too. ❤ The winner for me is the Fried Prawns in Tamarind Sauce. (: can’t wait to go back.

VENICE: For 2017


I don’t have the perfect resolutions right now, I don’t even have a clear picture of what my goals are for this year. But all I know, or all I can assure right now —- is that I’ll somehow be a better version of myself. It may be a little, a lot, a bit in some areas.. but I’ll be a better one.

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THOUGHTS: ACHIEVABLE GOALS 2015


Okay, I didn’t say Goals. I said, Achievable. We have this certain notion every new year to write our yearly goals or create our vision boards and yet, we don’t really stick to them. Do we?

So instead of saying I’ll achieve a six pack abs for 2015, I’d say:

1. Workout thrice a week. Whatever it may be, dancing to the beat of wiggle wiggle on a 1 hr zumba video, going back to my pole dancing, running around triangle, playing badminton or simply a workout inside my room. Thrice a week. Hopefully it gets me a more toned middle area and a toned arms.

2. Save. I cannot stress it enough. I need to save. I noticed that by around March, my bank account is doing okay. But when December comes, let alone January, I’m back to square one. Grabe. Saving is so hard. Saving is one of my hardest climb. Gah.

3. Invest. Invest in the Stock Market. Not in a Money Market placement but in stocks. Risky, yes. But I will have to take advantage of my working — being in a bank where I get more information on financial status and updates. First quarter of 2015, I will.

4. Travel More. As they say, this is the only way to send your money that gets you richer, ain’t it? On my list: Ilocos – ohmygod. pagbigyan na ko, parang awa. Siargao, Sumilon Island, Batanes, Bantayan Island and Calaguas.

5. Hike. As it gets you to see the world in another view. Oh please. So really, How can I save? Hihihi. On my list: Mt. Pinatubo, ofcourse. Taal Volcano, Mt. Batulao, Mt. Batoluson, Mt. Pulag, Mt. Gulugod – Baboy, Mt. Maculot, and Pico de Loro.

6. Hydrate. I am the most non-liquid drinker there is. I can go on a day without drinking anything, and the bad thing is; I don’t mind. I only ever have to drink when the food I am eating is spicy or something. So now, I’ll drink water at least 6 glasses or so.

7. Smile often. I have heard time and again, people have been telling me that my face says ‘get away!’. My face, my eyes and the way I carry myself is so unfriendly. So my resolution? Talk to people, Smile and Smile and Smile.

8. Go to church / chapel atleast twice a week. One is doable, ofcourse as we go to mass every sunday. During my darkest time, I go to Greenbelt Chapel every so often. So now, I’m bringing it back. It doesn’t have to be everyday. But atleast, twice a week to update and just talk. 🙂

9. Read more. I have been reading. I have been reading more compared to most people. But what I mean here is, I’ll try to read more sensible books, read the newspaper or news from social media, politics, money, corporate updates and actually remember them.

10. See people. Say Yes. A lot of my friends has been telling that I am wrapped in a big bubble of friends. And that friends alone. So now, I’ll schedule a date with my other friends too. And say Yes to more invites!

THOUGHTS: 2014 Gratitude list!


1. My dad, surviving. Scratch that.  Long life of my parents. My dad had a close encounter with a heart attack, which in his case will be his fourth and would be detrimental to his health and may have led to death if it pushed through. Luckily for him and for us, the doctor was able to steer clear from that.

2. A Bigger family. Not only did I earned to be a part of Jude’s family a year ago, an additional extended family this year too. My Sister married Chris – with that comes along Chris’s family (Mom, Dad and Cane), which is now always on our guest list. We had two weddings this year: My Sister’s and My Cousin’s. Robert is also now a forever plus one to every gathering. Cheers to New Families!

3. A Stronger Relationship. It was far from perfect. We had a lot of arguments, petty fights, serious fights, tampuhan, doubts but we managed to hold on. And we celebrated our first this year. Hopefully, another year full of love and adventures.

4. New Friends. I met the craziest comedic bar of friends at school; Rich, Mel, Ed and Migo. Apart from the clique, I also opened a chapter of relationship with LR, Marge, Elf, Jane, Monie, The Mastat Person who is so nice, Maf, Girls from Ethics, Mac, Keith and Lance. I also met some surfer friends such as Ping, Kuya Bot, Anon and Hari.

5. Additional 10 Units. I’ve cursed  a lot during the course of it all because of numbers, but as I held my head up high, I learned. I finished Applied Math, Financial Accounting, Business Ethics and Managerial Statistics. Hooray!

6. Small TravelsStarted the year by exploring Binondo. I spent my Birthday at Batangas. A weekend getaway at Pico de Loro. We spent our Holy Week at Bolinao, Pangasinan. My friends and I spent 4 days touring Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin and Bukidnon. We went to Pampanga to watch the Hot Air Balloon Festival.

7. Courage to try New Things. The courage to sail through a very rough water path during the White Water Rafting. Falling helplessly in Bukidnon. Making a fun of myself whenever I fall down learning to do Skim Boarding, Painting in front of many people though I know there’s a high possibility I’ll make a fool of myself.

8. Recovery. This may not be on my account but I consider this a blessing. My Mom is my most precious treasure. This is also the reason why I know how my friend, panda feels during the three month hospitalization of her mom when there’s a very little chance she survives. I was so relieved and happy when she told me that her Mom has recovered and is now on her way back to their house.

9. Strength. I have said this over and over and over – to the point I am tired of saying this — I don’t like my job. But I am grateful how the Lord provided me what I needed. I am grateful for the Accounts that I am handling right now. And I will do my best to be productive and be as eager to do my job as if it was my passion. I have cried less this year compared the previous years.

10. Big and Small Blessings. For all the day to day blessings, from the gift of waking up to the small things like a green light on a very lazy monday morning.

Thank you, Lord for all the blessings you keep on showering me, my family and all of my loved ones. May today be a start of another wonderful year and the best year yet! 😀

EVERYDAY: 5 Habits I need to Start


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  1. SAVE – A weekly act, which starts with Php 50 and an additional Php 50 for the second one. And hopefully, learn to invest intelligently.
  2. GRATITUITY BOTTLE – A daily act of writing anything to be thankful of during the day. – may it be for a perfect hair, a Php 10,000 deposit or a day with loved ones.
  3. AVOIDING JUNK – Because it’s too easy to give in to junkfood while watching your favorite TV series. And MCDO is just beside our office – sinful fries it is.
  4. SMILE – I don’t know what second year college handed to me. I became antisocial and avoided people. This time, I’ll assume and see everything good in a person.
  5. EXERCISE – I wanted to start doing exercises daily. But to keep it safe, at least do exercise thrice in a week.