Sunday, August 22, 2010


It was a lazy Saturday afternoon spent with my sister and boy cousin. They had no class in the afternoon (my sister has classes every Saturday mornings) so we decided to hit the mall and watch the latest movie. The movie theater was jam-packed with mostly "highschool-ers" who I think are just classmates. We watched a horror movie but the high school group of people started to scream inappropriately. They did things that usually makes you angry. I just think they sounded corny. I was really disappointed with the people together watching with us and at the same time, I was not impressed with the outcome of the movie as opposed to the reviews I've seen and read in the television and newspaper.

Anyways, after the movie we were hungry. We went to Gabby's Bistro to satisfy our cravings.

fancy lights

sister's spaghetti (which has a better name but I forgot:( )

cousin's order

blueberry cheesecake which I got to share with my sister

mango crepe

sweet cravings

the outfit: floral top- department store, black trousers, 
grey flats - Parisian at SM, grey sling bag- Mango


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Roadtrip to Negros Occidental

 Last May, my family and I had the best roadtrip going to Negros Occidental, particularly Bacolod City. Since it was summer time, we decided to go on a funfilled trip together with our ever trusted Pajero SUV.

starting point: Dumaguete City
1st stopover: Manjuyod for some refreshments

2nd stopover: San Carlos City for lunch, specifically Jollibee. (It was the only place where we thought we could have lunch super fast because we were all hungry and thirsty, it is located inside the Gaisano Mall)
3rd stopover: next town to look for more ice for our drinks inside the cooler.
3rd stopover: Tuboso for picture taking of the vast area of sugar cane plantation.

4th stopover: Silay City where the Jalandoni museum and Balay Negrense can be found.

 Big sign as you enter the museum of the Jalandoni's

 this is what used to be their refrigerator before, ice were still exported from Europe to preserved their food

 Don Victor Gaston's house built in 1897

 stairs divided separetely for girls and boys

 4- poster bed with intricate carvings

5th stopover: Talisay City. The picturesque view of the Ruins. What made it more interesting is the rough road going there and we even got lost on our way finding where it is. Mama's and I's research on the net wasn't that helpful enough!haha

 picturesque view of the Ruins

burned down in WWII

 entrance to the mansion

 the "Ruins"


Finally, we reach Bacolod City and had of course chicken inasal for dinner. Off to the hotel.

The next day was spent searching for the famous Calea cakes and pastries. Bought chocolate cake thinking it was the one being raved in the blogosphere but actually it's the otherchocolate cake partly hidden in the cafe with the name 'imported chocolate cake'. Darn. We also tasted their blueberry cheesecake. This one is kinda different because of it's crust is made of honey oats and nuts pressed firmly.

 Calea cakes and pastries (Robinsons Mall branch)

 blueberry cheesecake

After satisfying my cravings, we went to Mambukal as we heard that it has improved alot since the last time we went there years ago. It wasn't even functioning the last we were there but to our surprise when we reached there, the whole area was crowded! Well, it was a Sunday and there were a couple of people having their convention something, some having their reunions and family gatherings thus we just decided to look for another place since parking area was crowded as well. We tried asking for the route to Buenos Aires - a mountain resort but ended up going to Pata-an, another mountain resort with falls. Haay, a long trip indeed. We just had lunch there and after awhile back on the road again to go home.

man-made lake


 butterfly sanctuary

All in all we almost toured the whole Negros already considering that we came from Siaton the day before that.

P.S. towns that I still haven't visited in Negros - Cauayan, Sipalay, Hinoba-an and Basay!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Update + Blog Giveaways!

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I last updated my blog. Well, I was pretty much busy with other things plus a beach trip with my cousins. (photos to be uploaded soon!) Anyway, I've decided that I will make this blog not only about beauty stuffs, but also travels, adventures, fashion, food, and other random things happening every single day. So watch out for that.

For now, I will be posting awesome blog giveaways. Make sure to visit their site and join the giveaway!


Borniilove Sweet Romantic Giveaway
Prizes include:
♥ MAC Hello Kitty limited edition pink lip gloss
♥ JILL STUART limited sweet bridal Double Ring Collection 
♥ CANMAKE four shiny eyes eye shadow in pearl white, peach, pink and brown
♥ JILL STUART loose powder blusher in pink passion

Contest ends on August 31, 2010. Check her blog for all the details

Panda Girl's 400th follower giveaway
Prizes are: 
1. Malica Majorca Lash Expander 2. Panda Mousemat 3. Tony Moly Ice Cream Face Mask 4. Cookie Mirror 5. Panda Speaker Pillow (plug in your mp3 player and listen whilst resting your head on the pillow) 6. Ice Cream Pen 7.Skin79 Miniature BB creams 8.Panda facepaper 9.White chocolate Iphone Cover

Contest ends on September 30, 2010. Check her blog for all the details.

Lora's 50th follower giveaway
Check her blog for the contest details. Ends on August 24, 2010

Wei Han's End of Summer Giveaway
Prizes included are: 
1. Sticky hair things
2. "Suki" eyeshadow kit
3. Cute food shape erasers
4. Orange soda pop lip balm
5. "B&C Apple" hand cream
6. 12 eyeshadow colours
7. Flavoured "Marion Lip Balms"
8. Another few cute food shape erasers
9. "Koji Spring Heart" eyelashes
10. "Sweet Chocolate" eyelash case
11. 6 packs of "3D Design Nail Sticker"
12. "Scent of Rose" oil blotting paper [Scented]

Giveaway Ends on October 31, 2010. Check her ,a href="">blog for the details.

Diane Regina's Mini Loot Giveaway
Ends on August 31, 2010
Check her blog for the details:D

Fruity Lashes Housewarming Giveaway
Ends on September 15, 2010
Check her blog for the details