Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Perfect staycation

I spent the last day of the 4-day weekend at home. I wanted to make sure to prep my body for the upcoming crazy days ahead, so I planned my perfect chillax home package. Woke up at 9:30am, but went downstairs an hour later (snooze queen). And because I am really serious with my fitness goal, I skipped breakfast, readily wore my Vibrams, turned on the Wii and danced 6 songs straight. After that, did about 10 sets of crunches on the Ab Rocket. Phew. I wish I can find time to do this every day. An hour and buckets of sweat later, I was ready to take a bath.

Since we don't have a bath tub, bumawi nalang ako sa products. Used bath stuff that I don't use on a regular basis, like the hair mask I got from Pantene and the cranberry body scrub from The Body Shop. Now my hair's so soft and bouncy and my skin smells like Christmas! Haha!

Next was hand and feet pampering. Because I'm too lazy to go to Luxe, I booked a 1pm appointment with I Do Nails, instead. I love that they came on time! 10 minutes early pa nga, actually. Heard a lot of good things about this home service nail salon and they surely lived up to my expectations!

 The set-up

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ramen love.

Ramen is my go-to comfort food. I love Japanese food so it's no surprise that I like it better than the usual wanton mami found in Chinese restos. I'm psyched to see that ramen joints are starting to pop all over the metro, and here are two places I've tried so far:

  Ajisen prides itself with using the best ingredients possible for our ramen. It all starts with Ajisen Oil, which enhances the taste of our unique Kyushu style white pork broth. Okinawa Natural Seasalt is used which is rich with nutritional properties. Ajisen Powder which is composed of a thousand kinds of Japanese spices gives our ramen its unique flavor. And finally, our Ramen Noodles are made out of 100% whole wheat which is cooked to an al-dente texture. This amount of detail to our dishes makes our ramen special from the rest. Source

 We ordered their signature Ajisen Ramen (P235). It has bbq pork, leek, boiled egg, cabbage, and fungus.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just dance.

Ever since I gained weight and lost my firm, flat abs (huhuhu), I've been trying to get back in shape and stopped drinking soda. The soda part has been successful, by the way. I haven't been drinking carbonated drinks regularly for the past two months (hurray!). Now for the exercise part, I went back to my first love--dancing.

Feels great to be back home

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Meeting Paris Hilton

Went to back-to-back press events for Paris Hilton last week. Well yeah, it was nice to see the heiress up close, although I wish we didn't have to wait for hours. I have low EQ, you know. Chos!

I decided to take my tiffany blue Banana Taipei for a spin, so here's the outfit I came up with:

 Pastel power!
Pale pink blazer from Kashieca, Black tank and skirt from Forever 21

 Pearl necklace from SM Accessories, Layered silver chains from Yhansy

Bag from Banana Taipei, bday gift of my BFF Aai
Ribbon connector ring from Accessorize, Purple sneaks from Lacoste Footwear

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bantayan snaps

I know I said I'll talk more about the trip but I'm too lazy to write so photo essay ang drama naten ngayon. Game!

That's me in my usual airport outfit: Adidas jacket, The North Face backpack, Adidas shoulder bag, harem pants, and Tribu sandals

First afternoon by the beach

Ready to hop to Virgin Islands

Touchdown Virgin Islands

 Beach girls 

 Happy girl

 Happy stroll

Muni-muni mode

Early risers. Woke up at 6am for...

...THIS! Danggit love.

My first time to ride a motorcycle. Fresh air overload.

Magellan's Cross: CHECK!

The happy gang!

Photos from Tin and Binder.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bantayan in Instagram

Last July, I went to Bantayan, Cebu with my high school friends for our annual post summer getaway. If last year's CDO trip cost us P100 each for round trip tickets, this time around it's only P214, with check-in luggage courtesy of Air Philippines. Hanep, diba? Kudos to my friends who are super experts in sale flights! Kayo na! :-D

This trip happened right smack in the middle of my busy work week, so I didn't have that much time to pack properly. Well, I brought all that I needed--clothes, sunblock, chargers, sarong, dry bag and everything else you can possibly think of...except for my camera's memory card! *facepalm*

Thank goodness for Instagram, I was able to take a few photos. 

 The shore

Our cottage

Ceiling art at Marisqueila O Portugese Restaurant

Beach girls

Will talk more about the trip on my next post!