Thursday, January 29, 2015


Ilo-Ilo City// Dinagyang//  January 2015

With resolutions aside, I'm all set to make the most of this year and bring about all the fun memories and capture moments. Now, starting the year right, (and capping off the month), here's a full scoop of my Dinagyang experience this year.

Ilo-ilo City, Provincial Capitol

          Starting the festive hype during the Kasadyahan, we found ourselves immersed to the stepped-up game of the different dancers and cities who joined in the competition. This year, I can really say that almost all of the participating groups really prepared well and are one step higher with their fighting spirits.
KASADYAHAN. Masskara Festival Dancers from Bacolod City
            Betting highly on the Tatusan tribe and the Pintaflores group, you can't deny that the Masskara team also made extra effort this year! (Good job, 6100!)

 Neon-wise, the Pintaflores show this year was quite similar to their prod last year making it somehow a steady and lovely entertainment. (Although I really wished they had new stunts this year.)
(Video of Simply Iloilo via Youtube)

            And that's Tribu Tatusan, nailing it this year at the Kasadyahan Dance Competition.  What I loved about their performance this year was their concept. Not being the typical dance show you see, they had their story incorporated with a lot of fun.

Totally digging the crab-men dancing in the middle part, wearing blue crab costumes, climbing coconut trees! They were then cooked in a huge pot, until they were "cooked" and changed to orange costumes! Well played, Tribu Tatusan. ;)


            It was also a great privilege for me to witness the First Philippine Festival Costume Expo at the Provincial Capitol. The expo showcased costumes worn in various Filipino festivals.  It was such an honor to see the amazing talent of the Filipino people  who took pride in making such wonderful attires.

That's me (at the right) and Den posing in front of the Panayanon Costume Display. 

          Capping the night off partying at the Spectrum's Dinagyang 2015 Invasion. Although the place was quite packed with teens, teens and more teens, it was a fun night to kick off the festive vibes. Not much rave but it was all good. ;)


Breezing through the major day (highlight),  I enjoyed all the Dinagyang Warrior's Dance as all tribes made it extra pumped up this year.

TRIBU PANAYANON. Winner of this year's Ati-Ati Competition.
Rain or shine, dancers didn't stop on this note. That's why, with all due respect and honor, I'd definitely have hands down to this amazing festival. 

Watching the event at the Capitol Stage 2, I didn't have the best view (obviously), But hey, it's better to see them perform live than on TV! (or at the streets, not even seeing the whole performance). Not complaining though. ;)

Looking forward to next year's bash. This year was quite extensive and a lot more hyped up than last year, but I guess it was the weather who b*tched around making it a little less impeccable.

Alright, there you go- another page (or two) of my Dinagyang files. Hala Bira!:)

Did you make it to the Dinagyang Festival this year?
How was it? Let me know! ;)

Til then,


Monday, December 1, 2014

Random day at The Ruins

Got to spend a few hours back at The Ruins to tour my aunt who visited the city. Seeing the place again, I saw that nothing much has changed aside from a few food stalls, higher entrance fee (LOL) and a few cafe chairs for that matter.

Photo credits to my boyfriend who played photographer. tee hee

and of course a special spot for him. haha

The Ruins around 6:30PM
 We were catching the magic hour to have our shots taken but we made it a little late so we ended up staying til sunset. I strongly recommend you to go to The Ruins around 3PM til 5PM so the sun won't give you much of a hassle while enjoying playing around with the natural lighting. Plus you'll enjoy more of the place when it's not dark yet and you will actually get a hold of the structure and see the finer details.

While enjoying a cup of coffee by the cafe, don't forget to catch the ruins turn 'golden' when the sun sets! ;)


The Ruins is located at Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
The current entrance fee is around a hundred and for students, there's a discount (Don't forget to bring your ID's).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Beans & Bros. Cafe, Bacolod


Beans & Bros. Cafe currently branched out in Bacolod- located at the Northpoint Atrium Building.
It's a quaint cafe with a touch of modern vibe and a London-inspired selection.

Entering the cafe, you'll feel at home with the very relaxing setup and welcoming crew. The place can approximately accommodate 25 persons at the same time. It's a relatively small cafe where one can really spend quality time alone (or study) over a good cup of coffee or raspberry soda.

For a local cafe, the price range is wallet-friendly. Their food selection come in handy starting at around 90Php; and drinks at roughly below a hundred. 

Pasta Alfredo x Green Apple Soda
From their menu, I've tasted two of their pasta dishes - Alfredo and Aglio Olio. Their Pasta Alfredo is winning my taste-buds and I'm giving them a high rate of 9.5 right there! You really shouldn't miss out on that dish. (I even came back for it! haha)

I also tried out their Beef Tapa. It's so delicious and I'm currently giving it an 8/10 Because I think it should really come with an egg or something to balance it out. Its flavor was so full and rich though. 

For the drinks, I've tried out their Green Apple Soda (or Fizz) and their Iced Irish Mocha. As for the soda, it was the typical thirst-quencher, thus 7/10. Their Iced Irish Mocha however was close to perfection. It was not too strong, the nice coffee kick was there and it was not too sweet either. It's a good 8.5. ;)

But anyway, it all boils down to how I find it. Go try 'em out and tell me how you think.
Alright? Have a great day!

Much love, 

Heading to Beans & Bros. Cafe soon?
Click the link below for more of their deets.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Comfort meets Casual

Another Lookbook update, guys! I'm so happy to finally update my feed in LB and high hopes for getting back on track. *fingers crossed*

Anyway, this look is all about comfort and the idea of looking so casually 'dressed down'.

The simple outfit is composed of my trusty black leggings, black mandals, denim button-down shirt, my go-to bag and my gold watch. Looks pretty casual and perfect for days you are to run a lot of errands or get busy around. Can even be considered as a 'go-to-OOTD' for lazy days, right?

PS Dont mind my rather awkward toes trying to be very awkward. LOL

What do you think about my look? Visit my lookbook post for deets about the outfit.
and--Don't forget to give it a hype, okay?  ;)

Much love,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stop Spot Cafe, BCD


Located at the 13th of Lacson Street in Bacolod is Stop Spot Cafe--An Asian-Fusion Restaurant perfect for your cravings!

Entering the cafe gives you a welcoming vibe and a clean ambiance. If you're the type who enjoy eating at a cozy place with less people, then this is the perfect place for you.

Talk about back ribs, chicken pesto, sisig, garlic chicken, sinigang and a few more, they have it all in their menu. Their food selection might be limited but it has mostly the usual cravings you get for lunch.

Starting at 100php, you'll already have your cravings fixed. ;)

Clockwise from upper left: Garlic Chicken, Chicken Pesto and Back Ribs + a pitcher of Iced Tea

That's me and my college buddies. :)

From what I've tried (chicken pesto), I'm giving it a strong 7/10 rating. Their chicken is a little too cooked and their pesto sauce tends to dry too quickly plus the butter in it separates a bit. Needs a little work on the sauce but it was all good and a hearty lunch indeed.

Heading to Stop Spot soon? 
Find their contact deets here. (Click the link below)

Much love,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Make shift OMELETTE Recipe

Hey guys! Sharing with you my make-shift recipe on making a quick omelette. This one is perfect for those in a rush or really hungry(like me) and doesn't have the time to prepare much.

What you'll need:
  • An Egg
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Milk
  • 2 tbsps Unsalted Butter
  • 1 small tomato (cut to smaller bits)
  • 2 tbps mayonnaise
  • beans (optional)
  1.  Alright, the procedure is easy-peasy. Start off by heating your frying pan. Set to low heat. 
  2.  In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk and mayonnaise.Set aside.
  3. Add in the butter and toss the tomato bits. Stir for about a minute. You can stir in optional bits of your desired mixture (ham, spam, chicken, onions or anything you like).
  4. Add in the combined mixture of milk, egg and mayo. Stir until fluffy.
  5. Transfer in a plate. 
  6. For the beans: Cut into 2-3 inches and wash with cold water. Add a tbsp of butter in the same pan used for the omelette and toss the beans over. stir for 2 minutes and serve together with the omelette.
  7.  Serve immediately. Enjoy it with toasted bread or rice. :)

There you have it, - the  No-fail recipe perfect for your lazy self. haha
(And you can even score the ingredients straight from your fridge!)

Try it yourself and tell me how your omelette went. ;)

Til then,


Friday, August 8, 2014

Hollywood Dreams: A Day at Universal Studios, Singapore

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller

Got to spend an entire day at the Universal Studios, Singapore with two of my favorite girls. Had such a great time and will definitely go back soon! For now, let me share (and take you) to you USS in six scenes. Enjoy! ;)


 Starting the adventure with fuel (and by 'fuel' I mean food), we headed to Mel's Drive-In for an All-American treat. The restau's really quirky with a retro-vintage feel. It had vinyls, jukeboxes, bright lights, and some vintage cars parked outside! 

 Walking down the streets of Hollywood Boulevard, you can see a bunch of your favorite universal cast of characters from Marilyn Monroe down to Frankenstein, and even to Woody Woodpecker! You can also enter different shops and of course, enjoy a theatrical production at the Monster Rock. 

Nice try, Frankie!


Of all the areas in USS, it's in New York where I really had a good time. Aside from the beautiful and picturesque scenes everywhere you turn, it's where I found Steven Spielberg's live craft. I was totally blown-away when we entered the Lights, Camera, Action! production house hosted by Steven Spielberg. It was really awesome getting to witness a production taking place in an empty sound stage and eventually turning into a setting for a hurricane about to enter the city. Everything felt so real!

That's me and my mom trying to pose in a random spot just to challenge the idea of "everywhere-you-turn-is-picturesque". Well, it might just be the lights or my mere fascination. haha


 Just a few steps away from NY, is the Sci-Fi City, the land of the autobots. From there, you can either ride the intergalactic Accelerator or go extreme riding the Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. We rode both and found ourselves trying to put back together our stamina.

(BB in Chevy form)

Since Optimus Prime was more like a tourist attraction than an autobot, I opted to strike a pose with Bumble Bee instead. (excuses. haha)

Above is a photo I took inside the 3D Ride. From the looks of it, I guess it's a sort of a weapon in Transformers.


And in a snap (actually a few meters walk), we're transported back to the ancient times. In the Ancient Egypt, you will see a lot of stone works and instantly feel a hotter vibe despite the breezy weather. 
At the main entrance of the Revenge of the Mummy.
Enjoy riding desert jeeps at the Treasure Hunters or go extreme in the indoor roller coaster at the Revenge of the Mummy and come face to face with a lot of mummies and ancient beetles!


If you're the type who goes to amusement parks to get wet or enjoy all sort of rapids-adventure, then this is the perfect place for you. Don't miss out on the thrilling river raft ride at the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. You can also catch a live water show at the Water World or simply have fun at the Canopy Flyer, Amber Rock Climb, and Dino-Soaring!

There are also 'Drying Pods' for you to dry yourself up after having been soaked at the dino land. 


 Your USS trip will not just be complete without a dose of ogre madness. Aside from Shrek's gorgeous castle, enjoy the 4D Adventure and feel the thrill as you join Shrek, Princess Fiona and donkey in a fairytale journey. 

 The fun doesn't stop there though. You can also visit Madagascar and a lot more shops and restaurants. Looking forward to come back here soon! (Hopefully with my little brother)

So there you have it! Visiting USS anytime soon? I hope you really enjoy as much as we did. and Don't forget your cameras to document all the fun! ;)

Much love,