Roadtrip!

To usher in the Christmas break, some of my law blockmates and I decided to have  a roadtrip! Destination: Tagaytay. Woohoo!

Well not really. Haha! At first we really intended to study somewhere in the area, since it is our midterms already when class resumes. But then again, it’s Christmas and we’re supposed to enjoy and have a good time – so studying had to be rescheduled at a later time. :))

with blockmates: Karen, Roxie & Marck

Buffalo Wings for lunch!

Serenitea first-timers!

Availed of Serenitea's anniversary promo. JUMBO milk tea!

Trekking at Picnic Grove

Would love to use this for my Lookbook shot, but my eyes doomed it!

Happy Feet penguins! :D

 

In other news, Mirza is back from France!!! (well at least for the holidays) Good job surprising everyone! Drank the night away, like good, old times.

We threw her a surprise despedida; she had a surprise comeback!

Here’s what I wore that day. Plaid button down (Arrow), jeans (Levi’s), blazer (Dean and Trent), boots (Lumberjack). Hype this look on Loobook here! :D

 

Mountain Trekker

P.S. Look at the outcome of this day’s shenanigans:

The sole of my boot fell off!!! :((  Lucky me, this happened when I’m about to head home already. If it fell off earlier that, I don’t think I can stand the hassle and the humiliation. Hahaha!

Anyway, I wish everyone a  merry and blessed Christmas!!! May all of us get the happiness we deserve this season. :)

Golden Girl

They say that there are two important birthdays in a woman’s life: her 18th and her 50th. Since my mom,  Maricar, wasn’t able to throw a party for her 18th, she made sure that the day she turns 50 would be something really memorable. She dubs it as her debut! Haha!

After some weeks of preparation, the day finally came. We celebrated it on her actual birth date, November 29 at the Midas Hotel. It was an intimate gathering of immediate family members, relatives and some friends.  My sister and I hosted the program. It was actually my sister’s first time to do such thing and fortunately, things flowed smoothly. I swear, we have a back-up career plan already! Preparation for my dreams of becoming an event planner. :))

The ambiance of the place is nice and the food is really good. I only realized now that it was just apt to have my mom’s birthday there. Midas = Gold = 50. Lol.

Lucky and thankful to have her as my mom. Happy 50th Birthday again, dear mother! :D

My sister, mom and dad

Hosting with my sister

Family photo!

Mom and friends

"Business talk" with uncles. Lol

with cousins

Golden Girl!

Golden Mom and I :)

And of course, an outfit shot! Hype this look on Loobook –> http://lookbook.nu/look/2781511-Suit-Up

Suit Up

Soderno

Squeezing this quick post before I start reading again. It’s been hard to find the time to update my blog and Lookbook account ever since this semester started. We were bombarded by piles of readings – as in literally!  Spent quite a fortune already for photocopying cases just for one class. Sigh. All-nighters are becoming a habit too. It’s one of those times that I can really say with conviction that twenty-four hours a day isn’t really enough.

Nevertheless, I still made time to go to Soderno’s opening! (nice segue ba? Haha!) Finally, a food slash lifestyle market in the south! It’s located at the Molito complex, bounded by Madrigal Avenue, Commerce Avenue and Alabang-Zapote Road. Soderno is a brainchild of the same group of people behind the highly-successful Mercato Centrale at the Bonifacio Global City and the soon-to-be-opened Distrito in Makati.

The place was packed when we got there. After all, it’s their opening night. The food stalls are quite familiar since most of them are almost the same ones located in Mercato, but the whole area of Soderno is smaller. There are a few new and nice additions though. Finding tables and chairs for dining is not an easy task. Parking is a bit of a problem too. Hopefully they can improve on these aspects in the weeks to come. Still, Soderno is a welcome addition to the quaint atmosphere of Alabang.

Credits to my friend Chesca for the photos below. She used her new SLR. Woot!

Went with some of my high school friends. :)

Burrito for me!

Chesca's burger

Korean and Latina? LOL

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen? HAHA

Perhaps my most dignified photo of the night! Still looked stressed though!

The Soderno at Molito is open every weekends: the Lifestyle Market is every Saturday, from 7AM – 4PM; the Organic Market is every Sunday, 7AM – 4PM; and the Night Market runs every Friday and Saturday from 6PM – 3AM.

Happy weekend food-triping, fellow south people! :)

Birthday Week

Yeah, I turned 21. And so far, I’ve been using my birthday week to justify all the pigging out these past days. I think I’ve gained 21 lbs so far. :( LOL. You want proof?

The day after I celebrated my birthday at Kyss, there was a dinner party at home with family and relatives. It was actually a joint celebration for me and my sister. She’ll have her Sweet 16th on the 30th. Hahaha. My cousin also shares the same birthday with me.

My mom and I

My sister and I made our lola do the thumbs up! Cuuute!

Hello everybody!

The following day was my actual birthday. Had lunch at Uncle Cheffy in Burgos Circle with Karen and Lucy. It was my first time to eat there and their food is really great. We had the steak sampler – 3 different steaks in one order. Yum! And their servings are quite big too!

Lucy and Karen

Three different kinds of steak!

Thanks for having lunch with me on my birthdaaaay! :)

And of course, shoot for Lookbook! Haha!

Then it’s shabu-shabu with the family for my birthday dinner. By this time, I was really struggling to finish the food. So fulllll.

Shabu-shabu for dinner

Had the same dilemma for the next few days. Lots of food at home + sem break = #BuhayBaboy. Hahaha! I SWEAR, fit lifestyle shall commence again NOW (and will stop again during the Christmas season. :)) )

Anyway, here’s what I wore on my birthday. Hype this look on Lookbook here! :D

Turning 21

I just turned 21 years old. In legal speak, that means I don’t need parental consent anymore to get married (not that I want to!). I can also run for the mayoralty position in my city. And basically, I am now of legal age in almost all countries! Haha! (Hello, Vegas!)

In casual terms, it’s my debut!!! :)) Celebrated last Friday with my friends at Kyss. Such a fun night! Many people got wild and drunk. The night ended with an unexpected surprise! Haha.

Thanks to all those who came! I feel so loved. <3 Lol. I really despise getting older  but I welcome the fact that it is an opportunity to grow better and wiser.

And oh yeah, before the party, I was able to check my grades. I know I could have done better, but at least I passed my law subjects! Perfect birthday gift. Will definitely double my efforts next semester. :)

Here’s what I wore:

Hype this look on Lookbook here! :D

Till next year!