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OOTD: White and Silver in Summer Sweet Treats

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It’s May already! Time flies so fast, next thing we know we are closing the year. But before closing the year, may I ask, “Have you spent time with your treasured friends?”

As for me,( you been reading it) since it’s my vacation, I maximize the time I have to do the things I want and be with the people I love, my family, friends and myself.

In this post, I will tell you about someone who has been with me since my grade school years, someone who never left my side despite of my tantrums and someone to whom I share my greatest problems, triumphs, apprehensions, dreams, disappointments and happiness- my bestfriend. We’re actually equally opposite but I know that I can tell her anything without any reservation. Time tested our relationship already. We cried together for lost love, dream despite of limitations and pursuing life knowing we are still together side by side. We need not to be with each other nor talk everyday. We’re just secured with the fact that we are true and honest with each other despite of different circle of friends that we have.

Anyway, her name is Eunice and just before April ends we finally had our bonding! Super thanks to Starbucks Philippines! LOL!  Because of their buy 1 take 1 treat for Caramel Ribbon Crunch, me and le bestfriend rushed to Resorts World Manila (RW) and had that ever-desired time of our lives (especially MY LIFE, since she treated me... see how opportunistic I am? LOL)

We’re lucky enough to reach the line since we went out past 4pm already and the promo is until 5pm only. Good thing RW is just two streets away from my home and 3 streets away from hers. We just took a tricycle so we can less the chances that we will be late. 🙂 When we reached the counter the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frap was already sold out, but good thing they have an alternative deal… and that is to buy any frappucinno beverage and take 1 free! Yey!

To cut it short, we had our drinks! Yipee!

To cut it short, we had our drinks! Yipee!

To make our bonding a little longer we decided to dine in at Mcdonald’ s and again it was her treat. I insist to pay my bills but she refused! She was a ever kind and lovely bestfriend. Isn’t she? LOL! But kidding aside, that’s absolutely true!

This is my bestfriend Eunice.

This is my bestfriend Eunice.

and this is... ME! Sorry! We don't have our monopad yet :)

and this is… ME!
Sorry! We don’t have our monopad yet 🙂

The theme of RW’s activity hall that time is all about sweet treats. And I just can’t go home without my photos taken in that adorable spot! There were stalls of cupcakes, French macaroons, ice creams, cake and a lot more. Nevertheless, with my white and silver outfit, my bestfriend just knows exactly what I want- to have my photos taken on that colorful and delicious-looking themed stage. Yey!

 

So here was my photos:

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In this look:

white meshed to- EZRA (bought from Zalora PH)

silver shiny shorts- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

zebra print loafers- Sole Mate

Just to be fair, I also took a photo of her and as I mentioned, as contrast with me, she doesn’t really want to have as many photos as I would want to have and that means one is enough.

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So that was our bonding. We actually talk much of anything, whether it is in past, future or present. And you know why I made a post talking about my dearest bestfriend? It is because today (when this post will be published- May 5) is her birthday! Yey! Happy Birthday Eunice! Wish you everything that your heart desires! I’m always here for you for this one more year and beyond. I love you so much! God Bless!

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My Breakthough Birthday Celebration

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Since last year, I am having a theme for my birthday. Reason? Nothing. Kaartehan lang. So when August is finally arriving, I am already thinking of a theme for my birthday this year. After so much time spent thinking (lol!) I named it… Breakthrough at 23.

It is all about the things that I haven’t tried in the 22 years of my life and the things that I dream of doing but have no guts of taking a step until now. Exciting right? That actually challenges me to do variety of things before I will finally settle on one thing that would probably appeal to me in the near future. I have lots of fun and exciting task for myself and to share with you soon…

In this post, I will just show you some pictures from my simple birthday celebration last 21st and 22nd of the month. It is just me, my family and my best friend. Nothing big, nothing grand.

August 21: My Pre -Birthday Celebration

I started my day preparing my birthday meal. Carbonara. A kind of pasta meal with white sauce.

My ingredients...

My ingredients… It’s just my second time cooking this pasta meal. But this time, the procedures and ingredients are quite far from the first time I did it. So, it exactly like new to me.

I got several burns while cooking at a big pot. But it's okay. I have to do it for my birthday.

I got several burns while cooking at a big pot. But it’s okay. I have to do it for my birthday.

My Ate Aby bought 2 cakes for my birthday. This is the first one. We ate it as a dessert for lunch. Apparently, it was for her. She's celebrating a milestone of her life.  love the flowers though.

My Ate Aby bought 2 cakes. This is the first one. We ate it as a dessert for lunch. Apparently, it was for her. She’s celebrating a milestone of her life. I love the flowers though.

After lunch, I served what I cooked.

After lunch, I served what I cooked.

My best friend, Eunice, brought this roasted chicken with her. It was like a pot luck birthday party.

My best friend, Eunice, brought this roasted chicken with her. It was like a pot luck birthday party.

This is my birthday cake from my Ate Aby.

This is my birthday cake from my Ate Aby.

Such a little birthday celebration with the ones close to my heart

Such a little birthday celebration with the ones close to my heart

My plate.

My plate.

My youngest sister, Elisha and her Ninang Eunice.

My youngest sister, Elisha and her Ninang Eunice.

No words can ever define us.

No words can ever define us.

Going a lil bit crazy :)

Going a lil bit crazy 🙂 with her.

After my best friend left, I was bored and made a perfect bun for my hair. Awesome!

After my best friend left, I was bored and made a perfect bun for my hair. Awesome!

I made this during the dawn of August 22. Nice motto right?

I made this during the dawn of August 22. Nice motto right? Fearless. It can summarize everything I learned during the 22 years of my life 🙂

August 22: My Birthday

I started my day going at this church, Redemptorist Church . We don't have classes. That's the sad part. I was really hoping to spend my day with my girls and have mass with them. But its okay, atleast, they are safe.

I started my day going at this church, Redemptorist Church at Baclaran . We don’t have classes. That’s the sad part. I was really hoping to spend my day with my girls and have mass with them. But its okay, atleast, they are safe.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Intercede for me. Amen.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Intercede for me. Amen.

I went to Mall of Asia after and head on at this kiosk.

I went to Mall of Asia after and head on at this kiosk.

I got my very first Jamba Juice in Mega Mango Smootie. Healthy drinker. lol!

I got my very first Jamba Juice in Mega Mango Smootie. Healthy drinker. lol!

I cooked again. This time, siomai. My favorite!

I cooked again. This time, siomai. My favorite!

My mom helped me in preparing this.

My mom helped me in preparing this.

Looks nice right?

Looks nice right?

Mom cooked this for my birthday.

Mom cooked this for my birthday.

My little birthday cake.

My little birthday cake.

Something my bestfriend.

Something my best friend. Sweet right?

It is like the upgraded size of my little birthday cake. Cute isn't it?

It is like the upgraded size of my little birthday cake. Cute isn’t it?

For the record, I got 3 birthday cakes for this year. Lovely!

For the record, I got 3 birthday cakes for this year. Lovely!

I enjoyed everything :)

I enjoyed everything 🙂 Thank you sponsors… Lol!

Of course the day did not end without him. My special someone. :) What he got for me? I will reveal soon.

Of course the day did not end without him. My special someone. 🙂 What he got for me? I will reveal soon.

Let's just end this post with a little throwback. That was me when I was younger. Isn't she adorable?

Let’s just end this post with a little throwback. That was me when I was younger. Isn’t she adorable?

Thank you guys for browsing over this post of mine!

Any suggestion for my breakthrough project? Just hit on the comment box. Let’s see what can I do.

Stay positive everyone!

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Blog Bitz 7: My Birthday Week (A Weird, Crazy and Unusual Week)

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It was really stormy last week. Classes and even office works were suspended due to heavy rain that caused flood all over the streets of Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Though, it was an advantage for me, since I was writing the Chapter 2 of my thesis and it means more time to run through it, every time I see the down side of it- people that are suffering and being affected by flood, it breaks my heart.

Everything seems to be very unpredictable that time. Considering it was my birthday week. I cannot have a good plan for my birthday because I am stressed out of my school requirements, lacks sleep and very tired. But thank God, the week passed and the people affected by flood are currently recovering from the damage brought by typhoon Maring in their lives.

With me, the week was unorganized. My blog bitz entries are still random because I cannot contain myself due to the fact that I am thinking about lots of stuffs. Anyway, this weekly post of mine should not be skipped. Though quite late, it is something better than no post for the whole week, I guess. Just to make it lighter, I decided to put the word “DAY” in every topic I got for each day of this week’s blog post, it is my birthDAY week anyway, so why not right?

SUNDAY: Dinner Day

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This one is an epic dinner. Mom served glutinous rice flour balls with fruits and coconut milk for dinner or what is known to be bilo-bilo or ginataang halo-halo. This is usually served as a native snack here in the Philippines but mom opted to make it as our dinner. For me, a person fond of eating rice and being served by this one as a dinner, feels really weird about it but as I always say, better than nothing. Thus, just to make it fair to my mom, it is a perfect food for the cold and rainy evening plus, undoubtedly it is delicious. Yummy!

MONDAY: Braid Day

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I will tell you a secret, lately I feel bored about the things that I am doing (Blogging not included.)  Maybe, I am just overwhelmed by the quantity of those and to crack up a little spice on my boring days like this; I try to do something different. With last Tuesday, I decided to loosin’ up and be a sort of kikay by braiding my hair with no apparent reason but… I just want to. So there, I try to do it on my own and the output is good (in my opinion). What do you think?

TUESDAY: Flood Day

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Just to prove that Maring is really a strong kind of typhoon, she showed us her powers (*lol) and she flooded an inch of our kitchen floor. I am not use of flood in our house. It never happened since I had my memory. I can’t remember any event that we are flooded because of typhoon until last Tuesday. But thank God it is just an inch or just perfect to soak up your feet. Some of the books I placed at the lower case of the cabinet in the kitchen were badly affected but as of now, mom is ironing some of those to bring them to life again.

WEDNESDAY: Bestfriends’ Day

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It is August 21 by this day. It is a holiday. The next day will be my birthday and my birthday is always a working day. That’s why, usually I am celebrating my birthday during the 21st. Predicting that there will be classes and work the next day, I stopped doing my thesis and started to work in the kitchen (Yes! Sometimes, I cook…) for my birthday. My older sister, went out to buy a cake for me and invited my best friend to come over for our mini celebration. Ate Aby (my older sister) joked at my best friend to buy chicken to match with the Carbonara that I cooked. I never thought that she will take it seriously and at exactly 3:00pm, Eunice (my bestfriend) is at home with her roasted chicken (She just live a street away. lol).

I don’t see Eunice often since we gone to college but during special occasions, we still make time for each other. And to be a little bit crazy that day, I decided to braid my hair again but this time, with Eunice’s hair. She was really a supportive kind of best friend and she agreed (maybe because it is my birthday). And the output is absolutely perfect! Yey!

THURSDAY: Jamba Juice Day (My Birthday)

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Last week, on my haul post, I told you about the recent online giveaways where I won nice prizes. One of those is from Sunday’s Avenue’s giveaway where I won a gift card with 200php to be spent at any Jamba Juice outlet nationwide.

During my birthday, I always go out to attend a mass or visit the church. I did the same this year. I went to Redemptorists Church in Baclaran and went to Mall of Asia after to do my grocery.

I saw the Jamba Juice kiosk there and use gift card for payment. It was my first time going to their place and I was alone. I just try their Mega Mango smoothies, since I love mangoes very much. It taste so good and you can feel the freshness of fruits in every sip. I love it!

FRIDAY: Hard Candy Eye shadow Day

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Birthday gifts? I got a lot and one of those is a prize from a giveaway. This time it is from Pinay on the Loose’s Friday Flash Giveaway. And I got a mini palette eye shadow. I am not a pro in applying eye shadows, and usually I go without it but having this inspires me to learn how. Now, that’s unusual  with me!

Thanks Ms.CJ of Pinay on the Loose! More power to your blog 🙂

SATURDAY: Zit Day

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A week or more of sleepless nights left me a remembrance. It was a zit on my right cheek. I pacified myself thinking that it is a remembrance on how hard I worked. I hope it will vanish soon so that I can go with my upcoming projects already. If I just can put a magic on it… *Vabooommm!”

Thanks guys for all the greetings during my birthday. This year is a special one since I having almost all the breakthroughs I want. Thank you for journeying with me. I love you all my dear sweeties for your continuous support on my blog. God Bless us more!

This has been my weird, crazy, and unusual birthday week. Thanks for reading!  Hope to read from you soon too… Just hit on my comment box. Thanks!

My Chinito’s 24th Birthday

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I know he might hate it when he will discover that I am blogging about his birthday. He actually hate the thought of getting old, but me? I am always thankful that he’s getting old with me (maybe not physically but yeah, still with me).

We were both born on August but he arrived a year earlier than I am, but we’re batchmates. That’s how the story goes. We don’t know each other personally until we met two years ago through Facebook and the rest was history.

Yes, we’re in an LDR but I don’t want this night to pass by without making him feel how important he is to me (sorry for being mushy) despite of distance so I decided (as always) to make a simple AVP for my Chinito. He is actually look more Chinese with his eyes than me.

I chose the song Chinito by Yeng Constantino because when I first hear that song, what flashes into my mind are all image of him.  I also have chinito brothers but his eyes are very chinky than any guy I now.

Simple and not too dramatic. This year, I decided not to make him cry (because that’s what I did years back). The AVP I made for his birthday this year are composed of random pictures of him from our daily conversation in the web, some picture of us when he’s still here in the Philippines and my favorite quotes that inspire me (us) to strive harder in making our relationship work despite of distance.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy my AVP at the link provided here:

Thanks sweeties for watching! Let me know your thoughts about it 🙂

Philippineartisan’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway 1

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It’s August once again. I love August for the obvious reason that it is my birthday month. Though very busy, this month makes me excited for the past few years.

Ironically speaking, as a child I remember my birthdays to be sad. I always got misfortunes during my birthday then. August is a rainy season here in the Philippines that’s why when my parents throw me a party during my birthday sit is either no one will come or very few will made it. Same as when I was a teenager, my birthday is always filled with exams and school works, with no time left for me to celebrate. Also there are times that my parents don’t spare me from some punishment during my birthday which made everything worst. That’s why I promise to myself that when I am working already, nothing can stop me from enjoying all the birthdays left for me. I vowed that every year, I will do something new when August comes that will make me better as a person, and I did! Since then, I’ve been discovering a lot about myself as I go through my 20+ age. And now, my bad memories about my birthday turned one by one into something worth waiting for. In one way or another maybe it just depends on my current disposition in life, too be happy and know my limits.

Just this year, I discovered the genuine joy that blogging has to give. It is like an online diary for me in which I can randomly say what I want without people judging me which I actually experienced in some social networking sites. I honestly believed that people in the blog world (as I say it) are decent enough to leave their comments in a subtle manner that makes it more a constructive criticism than a rude judgement. It was never my goal to be a blogger but now, I am one and with that I am very grateful to know more people in the World Wide Web that inspires e to continue to dream big and fulfil those dreams. Nothing is impossible anyway…

With that, I want to give back all those good things that happened, happening and will happen to me as I go through another year of my journey. I been so excited for this giveaway and I hope you are too.

23 items for my 23rd birthday

23 items for my 23rd birthday

Just for a closer look of the prizes here it is…

Bathing buddies

Bathing buddies

Lotion forever

Lotion forever

Stay fresh and sexy

Stay fresh and sexy

And for my 23rd birthday the prize at stake in this giveaway is a loot bag that is composed of 23 items of beauty and grooming products. You just need to follow the instructions given at the rafflecopter widget below. Take note of all the mandatory tasks in order to qualify in this giveaway.

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Easy pissy right? So there! Goodluck everyone!

This giveaway will from August 5, 12pm- August 22 (my birthday!), 12pm, Philippine Time.

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GENERAL RULES IN THIS GIVEAWAY:

  1. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only (sorry for my international readers).
  2. There will be only one winner for this giveaway. He/ She needs to claim her prize 48hrs after I post the name of the winner on my blog, FB page and Twitter. If /she will not be able to respond in the span of time given, I will pick another winner to be fair with other s who frequently visits my site.
  3.  NO CHEATING! I will be checking the entries one by one.