Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tayo na sa Antipolo

On the last weekend of November 2012, I went on another Eastern adventure with my two best friends, Ryan and Mai. We went to Antipolo, Rizal. Why Antipolo? Well, I was actually inspired by Sidetrip Magazine's travel feature article on the province of Rizal.

We prayed at Antipolo church aka Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, had lunch at Crescent Moon Cafe and took in the arts over at Pinto Gallery. Oh and we also got lost along the way. Super fun! (",)

Lemme share with you some of the photos from our adventure:

This is us feeding the koi at Crescent Moon Cafe while waiting for lunch to be served. We didn't have a reservation so we had to wait awhile for them to cook our meal. This was absolutely fun to do! Mai was pretty scared to put her hand in the water and let the koi eat out of the palm of her hand but Ryan and I, we delved right in! It tickles - their mouth on your palm.

This was us taking pictures inside the restaurant. It's quite deserted as you can see. We were actually the only three customers there at the time this was taken. Edu Manzano came in with some companions after awhile. He's so gwapo in person! Very mistiso.

There's no menu at Crescent Moon by the way. They offer only one set meal for about 300php/head.

The food was good - saved for the dessert which was absolutely delish! Would I say it's worth it? Well no. I guess the ambiance makes up for it. It was a beautiful and peaceful place.

We also went to check out some art collection at Pinto Art Gallery. It's another beautiful place! In fact the outdoor scenery there is so amazing that it has become quite a popular place for pre-nup photoshoots.

I love this outdoor scenery at Pinto. Seriously. It just made me want to sit down in one of those sofas and read a book in peace with a cold Iced Tea on the table for when I get thirsty or sit down and just think about stuff and even daydream.

This is a view from the top. There's a staircase there that allows you to go up and see this amazing view.

In fact, we just couldn't let this beautiful background go without us in the picture.

And here are some of the art collections that caught my eyes:

And just in case you get hungry, there's a quaint cafe in Pinto Art Gallery. They sell Bizu products. The restaurant area made me feel like I was transported in Greece.

And that concludes my Antipolo adventure folks. Actually, Antipolo is just one of the many places I'd like to explore in the Philippines and in Rizal province. When I find adventure friends to go with me again, I'd love to explore more places in Rizal like Angono. But that's another story for another time. (",)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Wardrobe Update Project

Before the start of every New Year, I make it a point to list down my resolutions/goals for the incoming year. This year, one of my goals is to upgrade my fashion style. Some people have told me that I've been playing the role of "cute girl" far too long - something I've also come to realize especially after going through my wardrobe.

Don't get me wrong. Cute girl look is adorable. But not when you're already in your late 20's like me. I'm not a girl anymore. I'm a lady! But my current wardrobe doesn't speak that! And so I'm making it a point to do some spring cleaning.

You know what that means right? Shopping!!! *squeals in excitement* 

I haven't had much time to drop by the mall lately, walk around and check out outfits that I think would suit the new look I want. But that's why I love that e-commerce in the Philippines is a booming business nowadays. Thanks to the power of the Internet, I can do some shopping online already. 

Zalora - this is my current favorite online shop to visit. So many lovely clothes to look at! Here are some of the outfits I have my eye on at the moment which I fully intend to buy soon as I can squeeze it in my budget. 

Chloe Edit Crista Short Sleeve High Collar Dress, Php1,795 

Celine Napoleon Polo Dress with Belt, Php1,499 

   Chloe Edit Printed Dress with jewelled collar, Php1,295 

Chloe Edit Crista Short Sleeve High Collar Dress, Php1,795 Kirsten printed blouse with chiffon overlay, Php795

Chloe Edit Printed Dress with sash, Php1,195

What I love about shopping in Zalora is that I can pay once the item is delivered. No worries about scam! Plus you can also return the merchandise in 30 days time if you wish to. You don't get your money back but you'll have it credited to your account so you can use it the next time you buy something from them. 

I'm excited about this project of mine! Of course I'll be doing more outfit shots with my new wardrobe. Check out this fantastic online shop. Visit