Monthly Archives December 2016

2016 In Review

While most people spend their time meditating and planning during the last few days of the year as a form of reflection, I choose to write my year-end essay. It’s something I always look forward to before the year ends, to help me remember the good things that happened as the year comes to an end, and start the new year with gratitude and positivity in my heart.

Some of the highlights of my year were spent with teammates, people I consider friends now...

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REVIEW: Bing Seoul – Number 1 Korean Dessert

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There’s a new dessert place at SM Hypermarket, which is just right across our office. It’s called Bing Seoul, and it specializes on the shaved ice Korean dessert called Bing Su. For those who are not familiar with Bing su, Bing Su is very alike the Filipino halo-halo, only with less toppings. While the Pinoys like to liberally add toppings to their shaved ice dessert, the Koreans keep it simple with three or four toppings at the most.

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Bing Seoul is a small stall located in between Hanako and t...

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REVIEW: Pi Breakfast and Pies (The Grove, Pasig)

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So it dawned on me that I’ve never blogged about one of my favorite all-day breakfast places, Pi Breakfast and Pies. I just discovered this from a co-worker’s post, and seeing a photo of their picture-perfect Eggs Benedict made me just want to visit right then and there. This was way back in April. I have been dropping by occasionally since for random weekend dates, team lunches, and for days that require a good pick-me-up cake...

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COSPLAY: Team Valor’s Candela from Pokémon Go

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Will be spending the rest of the holiday season trying to finish all the blogging backlogs I have! Wish me luck!

Back in October, our company had our quarterly townhall and decided to make Pokemon as the theme of the event. Now I wasn’t really a big fan of Pokemon, and while I did spend a few months playing Pokemon Go, it quickly lost its magic on me. However, I did want to participate for my team...

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Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin’

There are so many reasons to love Christmas — aside from the warm feelings that come from this season of love and gift-giving, Christmas celebrations are plenty as well! I personally enjoy themed parties — it gives me the freedom to glam up and dress up with my friends. Of course, there’s also the 13th month pay, which allows me to splurge a little on makeup when I normally wouldn’t if it were another month of the year.

Inspired by hours of window shopping on Sephora...

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The Giving Journal 2017 by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Giving Journal 2017 by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Giving Journal 2017 by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Check it — my first ever planner! I’ve had planners in the past, but nothing as organized as The Giving Journal by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. I got the Violet variant with a beautifully embossed logo in the front cover which stands for overflows — acknowledging a life that is ready to overflow. I can’t help but hope that it becomes my 2017 mantra!

There are so many features to look forward to when you collect stamps for The Giving Journal...

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Pink Hair, Finally!

AHHHH! I can’t believe that after five long years of wanting pink hair, I FINALLY HAVE IT! And it’s every bit gorg as I imagined it to be! I am super happy to have finally fulfilled this dream, and I do want to share this story with you guys, especially for those who want to dye their tresses pink <3

I got my hair done at Azta Urban Salon, a salon here in Metro Manila that does fabulous funky shades...

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