REVIEW: Annam Noodle Bar (Eastwood, Quezon City)

The truth is, I’m not a fan of Vietnamese fare. I tried Pho Hoa four years ago and I have never looked back since. It was not memorable, didn’t pack enough flavor for me to ever want to come back, and back then, I just didn’t see the appeal of Vietnamese food when I can just go for tastier alternatives. Then I recently discovered Annam Noodle Bar, and it completely changed the way I looked at Vietnamese food.

Annam Noodle Bar is a quaint little joint located at the first floor of 1880 Eastwoo...

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REVIEW: Gringo – Chicken and Ribs (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig)

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This wasn’t my first try of Gringo’s Chicken and Ribs. Back in April this year, Gringo sent me a box of their bestselling ribs and chicken, and while they were all finger-lickin’ delicious, the quality and the experience was just not the same with dining in-store. I decided to finally go last month and treat myself to a nice, heavy meal that would make up for all the months I put off going to Gringo.

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The word Gringo in Latin America means “foreigner,” but the masterminds behind the restaurant ...

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7 Cardinal Rules to Younger-Looking Skin

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Now that I’m past quarter-life, I’ve started looking into what I can do to slow my skin’s aging. I know how fast it can go downhill from the age of 25, and I want to make sure that I put the necessary breaks to the process. So I’ve compiled a list of best practices for maintaining our skin’s youth, and I hope you find it helpful!

1. Water. water. water. I cannot underscore the importance of water enough! Even in my last post about losing weight, getting enough fluid intake is at the top of my l...

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How I Lost Weight Without Exercise

Disclaimer: I’m not going to go as far as saying that these practices are healthy. I’m just narrating the story of how I managed to lose weight in the past couple of months.

Let me tell you a short story of how I gained weight. Short story: a full-time job happened. Stress happened, and I compensated with overeating. Last year, I was extremely unhappy with how I look because of the extra pounds I gained over my first year at my then-new job...

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REVIEW: Matte in Detail Liquid Lipstick in Samantha

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With the rise of the Kylie Jenner lip kits, it was a blessing that a lot of liquid lippies came out in the market — most of which are more affordable, and some maybe of even better quality than Kylie Jenner’s. I was looking to try one a few weeks ago when I found a friend destashing some of her makeup. When I saw that she was giving away her Matte in Detail Liquid Lipstick, I just knew I had to get it!

Detail Make Over is a proudly-Pinoy brand that takes pride in creating high-quality, cruelty...

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REVIEW: Real Techniques Makeup Brushes on

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I’ve been dying to buy Real Technique brushes on for the longest time now, but it was a tough choice between these famed brushes and some less expensive brushes I’ve also been considering for weeks now! But life is short, so I went ahead and bought the brushes! These were my first brushes from Real Techniques, and by the looks of things, this definitely won’t be my last!

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Shopping experience: This was also my first purchase, and it was exceptional for the most part! I wasn...

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REVIEW: Sushi Meets Burrito at Nori (Kapitolyo, Pasig City)

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The rise of the Sushirrito in the West has inspired many local restaurants to create their very own version of the famous dish. After all, combining the sushi and the burrito, just two of our favorite dishes ever — no one can possibly mess that up, right?

So after months of being on the receiving end of expertly-targeted Facebook ads as well as various recommendations from blogger friends, I decided one day to give into the craving and drop by Nori for my first ever Sushirrito experience...

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A Best Beautiful Collaboration: Olay x Jojie Lloren

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It was only very recently that I learned about the history behind Olay. It was a product borne out of love from a chemist for her wife, as he persevered to create a moisturizer that would meet the requirements of his wife. Talk about true love! Olay became such a big hit, that it has since then helped many women all over the world look and feel their Best Beautiful self every day. It has also had many milestones as a brand here in the Philippines...

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REVIEW: Over Rice (Katipunan Ave, Quezon City)

Indulging in comfort food doesn’t have to have to hurt your wallet– that’s what the masterminds behind NY Halal-inspired Over Rice believe, as they bring us Mediterranean dishes made popular by street food carts from NYC. Conveniently located at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Katipunan Ave., Over Rice aims to reach the hearts (and tummies) of foodies in the area with their mouthwatering fast casual fare at affordable prices.

Over Fries with your choice of Beef or Chicken toppings (Php 129)

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Event: Accenture Fusion Night x Polyglot Nation

You may not have stopped to think about it, but it’s a fact that we Filipinos are a product of our rich cultural diversity. The beauty of our culture lies in the wonderful mix of influences from the many colonies that contributed to our individuality as a nation. Thanks to this, we have grown to be welcoming and accepting of other nations’ cultures, and our natural adaptability have made us quick learners of a second (and sometimes, even a third!) language.

With Denby, Kat, Luke, and Justin...

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