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,
 Fayemos.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stop Spot Cafe, BCD

STOP SPOT CAFE, Bacolod


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,
Fayemos

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)
 Steps:
  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,


Fayemos
 xoxox

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! ;)


WELCOME TO 'HOLLYWOOD'.


 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!



GOTTA LOVE 'NY'.


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



BE TRANSFORMED AT THE 'SCI-FI CITY'. 


 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.


A BLAST FROM THE PAST... TO 'ANCIENT EGYPT' WE GO.


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!


FINDING YOURSELF AT 'THE LOST WORLD'.


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. 


SO NEAR, YET SO 'FAR FAR AWAY'.


 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,
Faye

Monday, June 23, 2014

A little too coffee





Made another vector-y lettering today. It has been my craze lately to create vector interpretations of quotes I can randomly think of. 
I had always been fond of doing lettering stuff since I was a kid and little did I know it will take more than a pen and paper to actually develop a thought into something (digitally) nice. 

Graphic Design isn't that hard after all. Just start from scratch, turn it into a couple of concepts, do a little abracadabra in the adobe suite and create an artwork straight from your vision. 

For starters like me, all you will basically need are a few things including: 
1. a Laptop 
2. Photoshop or any editing software you are familiar and capable of using.
3. and Ideas. (a lot of them)

So there you go. A coffee quote, teal background and a few vector coffee beans. 
Not bad for a beginner, right? (wink, wink!)



A photo of my iced mocha creation. #inspiration



Much love,
Fayemos

Friday, June 20, 2014

CHALK TALK: Things I learned in Kindergarten

Graphic Design by yours truly. ;)

Hey friends! Just a quick update we have here. 
Since I've been busy lately trying to connect with my little brother, I've pondered really much on the value of having (and appreciating) education.

Being a college graduate while constantly teaching my younger brother Kinder stuff is no joke. I have to talk real slow. I have to use both my hands in explaining things. I have to make up characters and build a story just to expound what I mean. I need to constantly remind him that sleep is much more important than watching Thomas and Friends. (and) I have to wake up extra early. 

Unconsciously, I'm learning myself from my little brother as well. I've learned that  reading can actually save your life; Being too colorful is messy; and in life, you don't need a lot of friends to have fun- all you need are a few true ones and you're good to go.

You see, whatever our reason maybe, as long as we live, we can't escape the learning process. And it's a positive change. We learn, re-learn and unlearn. It's even a fun experience. And although not all are privileged to go to school, it's not a hindrance in learning. We learn everywhere. 

So while studying or plainly living, we should appreciate the knowledge we get from this world. We may not know everything, but at least we can grasp a piece of it. Just like in kindergarten, we don't really have to take life so seriously. There will always be a lot of errors but we can fix them or at least accept them and do better next time. We don't need to be afraid of making errors. Instead consider them as another opportunity to learn even further. 

In life, you have to take fun seriously and appreciate whatever learning you have to live it better. The choices are all up to you. Remember, even kindergartens make choices. As much as possible, just choose the right ones and own up to it.



Much love,
-Faye

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TOP 10 MILK TEA PLACES IN BACOLOD


From the City of Smiles (and Sweets), Bacolod, I've come up with a list of the top places to have your milk-tea cravings fixed. Aside from Iced coffees and milk-shakes, milk-tea has been a go-to drink for people in Bacolod. Whether just for thirst-quenching or chilling purposes, there's a lot of reasons why milk-tea became a hit in 6100.

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So, in no particular order, here's the top 10 milk tea stations you don't want to miss out. 



1. TREAHOUSE
 Prices start at 85php for their classic milk teas.

The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word(s) "milk- tea", is wintermelon. And by far serving the best blend (for me) of such flavor, is Treahouse.

I also love their Barista's Secret and Honeydew Milk teas.



Don't miss out on: 
Red Velvet Crepes



Treahouse is located at the Dream 21 Bldg, 21st Lacson Street.










2. 365 MODERN CAFE
Milk teas start at 90php

Creating the perfect blend of Caramel, Almond and Taro milk teas for me, is 365 Modern Cafe.

Nothing beats a perfect cup together with a very cozy ambiance. The modernized feel of sophistication in 365 is what you will love while having a drink.


Don't miss out on: 
Blueberry Cheesecake



Find 365 Modern Cafe along BS Aquino Drive. In front of Northpoint Atrium Bldg.








3. QUALITEA
Milk Teas start at 80php. Qualitea rocks, at 100php. 

Having two branches in the city makes qualitea the most convenient milk-tea place in Bacolod. 

As my pick for their milk-tea, you can have their wintermelon and cocoa with rocksalt and cheese.
And lately, I've discovered their qualitea rocks in Matcha flavor. It's definitely a catch.

Don't miss out on:  
Shawarma Habibi



Visit Qualitea at 10th Lacson Street across Crave Burger or at Northdrive, Villamonte beside the Huan Thong Temple









4. ZENTEA

Milk teas prices start at 65php only.
Now who doesn't love Zentea?
Aside from being wallet-friendly, it is very accessible for students to hang out and chill.

I love their Choc-tea and Naicha Milk teas paired with pudding or pearls.


Don't miss out on:  
Red Velvet Crinkles Eruption




Spot Zentea at the Mainstrip Alley, La Salle Avenue. (Just in front of USLS Gate 2 exit)











5. MOONLEAF

Price of their milk teas start at 70php
As soon as moonleaf branched out here in Bacolod, it became an instant fave.

Must be their perfect blend of Hakka or Oolong Milk teas. Pair it with their Nata or pudding and you're good to go.

They currently have another branch open at Mainstrip La Salle too.
Catch their main branch at Vision Square, 21st St., San Agustin Drive











6. I LOVE MILK TEA

Milk tea starts at 45 pesos only! :)
This newly-opened milk tea shop is really making a hit in the city. With its wide selection of flavors, you sure will have a go-to drink in no time.

From what I've tried, I love their Royal milk tea and Classic Wintermelon blend.



Don't miss out on:  
Their milk tea pillows! :)




Catch I Love Milk Tea at La Salle Avenue, beside Jollibee.










*NOTE*
This has been the previous spot for Dakasi Milk Tea. However, the store stopped its operation and closed down so I had to replace it. Luckily, I Love Milk Tea came right on time. I will surely miss Dakasi though. (BUT--You can still catch them at the Smallville Complex in Ilo-Ilo)  :)





7. PEARLS AND BUBBLES

RSC Drinks start at 80php
Chill with your friends at Pearls and Bubbles. Having two branches in the city, they sure might've caught more people loving their blend.

From their array of flavors, I love their Oolong and Mocha Milk teas. Their sinkers are fine and not too tender.


Don't miss out on:  
Freedom Wall and Leaf Chairs! :)




Find Pearls and Bubbles at the Azotea, Mandalagan. Also at their second branch at the La Salle Ave.










8. SHARETEA

Price starts at 85php
With the widest selection I can think of in the city, Sharetea has everything you crave.

From their best-sellers and my personal picks as well, are the classic sharetea milk tea, QQ happy family, Taiwan and Cantaloupe.

Don't miss out on: 
Pepper Chicken! (and wasabi chicken too! )





Find Sharetea at 15th Lacson Street beside L'fisher Hotel









9. MANG CHA-A

Milk Teas start at 50php only!
Serving the most affordable milk-tea but with good quality is Mang Cha-a.

From what I've tried, I love their wintermelon milk tea the most. Pair it with grass jelly or pearls for an added goodness in your cup.



Don't miss out on: 
Yakult Milk teas





Find Mang Cha-a at SM City, Bacolod











10. TOKYO BUBBLE TEA

Milk teas start at 115php
Milk tea has never been this quirky. People in Bacolod are so lucky to have Tokyo Bubble Tea branch out at the city.

To the cafe serving thousands of little pearls (aka bubbles), it's always a great fix with a cup of royal milk tea or honey dew.

Don't miss out on: 
California Maki! :)





Catch Tokyo Bubble Tea at the Central City Walk, Robinsons Place, Bacolod




So there you have it, guys. Craving yet? ;)
I hope this post serves a bit of informational to you 
and feel free to comment or send me a message for other deets and questions. 

Much love, 
Faye