Saturday, October 27, 2012


"Shout out to all the fans we have in the Philippines.  Can't wait to come visit."  A simple tweet that made me go gaga the whole day.  Really, a Kardashian coming to the country?!  I could just die!  I love each and every member of their family and getting a chance to just even see one of them is a dream come true.  

Upon learning that Kylie and Rob are going to walk for Human for the Philippine Fashion Week, I scoured the internet to learn where I can get tickets for it.  I even texted some friends to see if they have extra tickets.  No luck.  Then Human announced that fans can get passes to the show upon purchasing some items for a minimum amount.  Ack, no extra money now.  But then, one day after that, Human posted via Twitter that they will hold a contest for a chance to meet and greet Kylie and Rob!!!  All they have to do is to take a picture of yourself wearing a Human Genes item and post it.  Now that I can do.  Thank goodness we have some clothes available.  My sister was practically begging me to come home early so that we can join.  Lo and behold, our entries for the contest, taken at 1 in the morning.

And yeah, my sister won!  Now I'm waiting for her to get home to tell me all about the juicy details. 

PS.  Thanks BF for taking our pictures and for being patient with us.  Mwah!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Destination: Casa Ibiza

I bought this voucher for a resort in Antipolo from Ensogo (yeah, I'm really into buying good deals online).  It says that the package was good for 10 people; I bought this with my friends in mind, but unfortunately, some had work conflicts during the time we had to leave.

It was my first time to go to this part of Antipolo, so my friends and I kinda had an adventure looking for the place.  Casa Ibiza is situated in a residential area.  Although the instructions found in the website were easy to follow, we missed the resort the first time because the gate looked like an entrance to a subdivision.  After about an hour of drive from Quezon City, we finally arrived and gave ourselves a pat on the back for not getting that lost.  

A kalesa greeted us at the gate.  I'm not really sure if this fits the feel of the resort since it's supposed to be Mexican-inspired.

I was preparing myself to not expect much because I read a bad review about the resort.  But I was really surprised when we got there.  The villa assigned to us was huge and it can really fit 10 people.  Upon entering, there was a living room, spacious enough for us to play Kinect.  There was also a dining area with a working refrigerator.  Going up, there was one master bedroom with a queen sized bed, and two other rooms with single beds and pull outs.  The resort also prepared extra beds because they were expecting us to be complete (we were only five at that time).  Towels were already provided.  These were not ordinary towels; these were the microfiber kind which absorbs water.  It was the first resort I've been to which used this kind.  Anyway, it was really a good deal and I think the blog that I read before did not do an early research which led to his bad review.

Sorry I forgot to take pictures of the room but there are some that can be seen in their website.

Colorful villas with a Mexican theme

We went out to dinner since the food served at the restaurant were a bit pricey. A lot of restaurants can be found 5-10 minutes away from the resort.  After dinner, we decided to have some pool time.  The pool is located just right outside the villa.  The water was cold during the night given Antipolo's location.  But it was very clean and we had a lot of fun bonding while swimming.

Adult pool (4-5 ft)
Kiddie pool
The only downside of the trip was the free breakfast that came with the package.  Good thing there were only five of us and we got to have two servings each.

A gazebo can be found at the very end of the resort which is perfect for holding special occasions.  I read somewhere that a wedding was already held there.

Overall, I can say I had a good time and I recommend this for a quick getaway.  The place is very relaxing and quiet, perfect for families with kids, where they run around and breathe fresh air and leave the hustle and bustle of the metro.  

For more information on Casa Ibiza, do check out their website here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Gotta Love: I Do Nails

I'm a sucker of joining online contests.  But I only join giveaways with brands or services that I really like.  So when I saw that Frances Sales of Beauty For A Living giving away gift certificates for a nail salon, I immediately joined.  You know how much I love getting my nails done.

Imagine my surprise when I got a personal message from Ms. Frances.  I won her give away.  So thrilled!  And I was more excited when the GCs finally arrived.  Since the total amount of the GCs was 1000 pesos, I decided to bring my mom and grandmother with me for some pampering.

I really like how the salon looks like and the chairs were really comfortable.  And the walls are blue and purple.  So cute and girly!

Mom and I got Oh Lala Footspa and my lola got the Quickie Pedicure.  What I love about the service that I got was the mask.  My legs felt so smooth after.  The therapists were also very friendly.  The best part: they have a lot of OPI colors (my favorite brand)!  I got my nails painted Party In My Cabana.  Such a lovely and vibrant pink color.  

I Do Nails is located at the third floor of the Eastwood Mall (near Tokyo Posh).   For more information on their services, visit their Facebook page.  Hope you'll enjoy their services just as much as we did :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dress Up 42 -- Modern Filipiniana

A few weeks ago, I attended an office event at The Manila Hotel.  The title of the event was Maynila and we were encouraged to wear something Filipiniana inspired.  I don't know what's with this theme but it's being used a lot lately (remember the wedding I attended with this theme as well?).  Anyway, I wouldn't let this day pass without dressing up.  So happy that Mom has a lace blouse I can wear as I was on the verge of repeating the dress I wore before (not that it mattered to me to repeat but the dress was too revealing for an office event).  Paired it with a maxi skirt that I was dying to wear but would not fit before I lost a little bit of weight, and I was good to go!

The blouse was the perfect interpretation of modern Filipiniana
Love anything inspired by the 1800's

I had a blast in this outfit.  Not only did I get to spend time with my team in a very awesome place, but also because our service line won first place in the movie trailer contest!  Good job guys!  

Anyway, what do you think of my outfit?  I would like to hear from you :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

I Miss Blogging

Hey guys!  I'm still alive and well.  Been too busy with work and other stuff to blog :(  I have a lot of things (and pictures) stocked up in my computer to talk about that I'm really excited to share with you.  In the meantime, enjoy reading my previous posts.  I have lots about food, make up, travel, and fashion.

Keep posted and have a nice weekend ahead!


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