Frances & Five

“..for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal”

No words can ever translate how blessed my life is, how amazing everything that’s been happening to me lately and how my life is being moved in ways that I could never imagine. I wish I could show everyone how grateful I am, how glad my heart is and how each moment of stillness keeps my entire soul inspired and motivated. I know I’ve been speaking of such words for more than a year now, but I just cannot help it – life is just too amazing.

One thing that I love about life is having the ability to touch someone’s life. We all have that gift,and it becomes more special when we take advantage of it. I’ve been here for almost 2 months now, and one of the reasons why I am still sane (haha) and how I manage to make through each day is Frances. I cannot find the right words on how to define how beautiful every moment with her is (and I know I sound like a lesbo or something but yeah whatever LOL). The support and care that she has shown me is beyond what a best friend would do, and I will always be grateful for that. I wanna say that I found a new sister (I hope my Sissy won’t get jealous LOL). A sister who supports you and reminds you how good you are, laugh with you in the middle of a busy day and just merely spend time with you. Her giving me some of her time is more than enough for me to say that I will forever treasure what we have. I know I sound mushy and all but I just couldn’t believe that I will still have to wait for another 6 month until I get to bond with her again! πŸ™ Anyway, so much for sappy sappy is beautiful and the 6 months that we will be apart is a blessing πŸ™‚

Went toΒ FiveΒ for her going away dinner πŸ™‚

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

This was awesome! Reminded me of Krazy Garlik’s Barbecue Garlic Chicken! πŸ™‚


..a must! Had another serving of their East West Wings! Yuuuuuum <3

Us girls <3

Definitely not our last dinner this 2012!!!

I will wait for you Frances!!!!! πŸ™‚

Her last day at BCC πŸ™‚

Thank you for being very patient,supportive and thoughtful at work. You have always made me believe that I can do everything. I wouldn’t have made it through each day since you left if it weren’t for you. I promise to update you with everything still πŸ™‚

I love you, Girly!!!! <3

Asian food delivery before she left Β #KinailanganΒ 

Going to downtown,

R <3 xx


R is for Rianna

Outfit post:Β This is what I wore to my going away dinner with my best friends πŸ™‚

I cannot believe that we are just a few days away from welcoming May 2012! I know I always say this but… time really flies! Life has been nothing but great, and God has given me more blessings to be grateful for. Anyway, I am battling with time again so I’ll make this short and quick 😐 Eek


Photos are too yellow-ish! πŸ™ Ask my Sissy why. Haha

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I started my day beautifully today. Apart from the sweet message that greeted me when I woke up, I was able to go on a Skype date with my girlfriends (MZATC). I couldn’t translate into words how much I miss having them around, how convenient it is to live near them and how easy it was for us to just go to each other’s house no matter what time it is of the day. Anyway, since I am still on cloud 9 because of the uber fun and crazy talk that my girlfriends and I had earlier, I’ve decided to work on this entry now πŸ™‚

I invited my best friends (MZATC,my siblings and LA) for a light dinner inΒ Relik.Β I opted to go somewhere not too rowdy since I don’t want us to be exhausted the next day (my family and I went on trip to Baguio the next day). Relik was the perfect place for my going away dinner because the music, ambiance and food were all equally awesome! πŸ™‚

With my best friend for 10 years Maricor and my BBF LA πŸ™‚

MZATC πŸ™‚ (Minus Jayce and Zion)

Ordered sparkling rose for us girls!! πŸ™‚

Potato Bomba

BBQ Chicken x Shrimp Quesadillas

Both were super delicious! I’m a quesadilla lover,good quesadillas makes me go gaga!! πŸ™‚

Homemade Fries

Relik’s Beef Tenderloin Salpicao

A must order! The beef was very tender and the garlicy flavor of this dish definitely made me go for a round 2!

Tinta Negra Calamari

This was a bit too salty for me 😐

Fish and Chips

So glad she still came even if it was her birthday! πŸ™‚

My pretty baby girl πŸ™‚

BBF and I

Teacher D and J Kid HAHAHA LOL

Pretty girls!!!

Love you all <3

Went to Cha Time with my siblings after for some milk tea fix! πŸ™‚

Impending: Outfit post πŸ™‚


Making every day count,

R <3

Rain rain go away

Hello earthlings! πŸ™‚ I know, I know.. I haven’t updated this page in a long while. I was really desperate to post an entry last week but time just would not permit me πŸ™ I am literally drowning at work (and no, I’m not going to complain still haha).I am starting to feel that having a 2-days off in a week is not sufficient for life alone 😐 Anywaysies, I hope my page is still in your blogroll despite of my absence. Eek 😐 Know that I am doing everything that I can to keep up my phase πŸ™‚

Cutesy stuff that are worth posting! πŸ™‚


Random day-off bonding with my roomie Rose Ann and one of the best girlfriends that I’ve ever had, Frances! πŸ™‚

Rose Ann and I πŸ™‚

Started our day with FroYo! πŸ™‚

Having a FroYo in a very cold day is crazzzzy awesome! We were shivering the whole time! Hahaha πŸ™‚

Had dinner inΒ The Greene TurtleΒ after a day of shopping! πŸ™‚

Started my meal with a owl ofΒ Crab Soup πŸ™‚Β 

I’m addicted to wings! I can eat it for the rest of my life, I swear! :))

Had 12 wings that night! Nomnom

I look huuuuge when I’m with them! Booooo 😐 Hahaha


A few days after our wings extravaganza in The Greene Turtle, Frances and I (plus some of our co-workers) went toΒ Buffalo Wild WingsΒ for some WILD and CRAZY wing night after another day of shopping! πŸ™‚

Over 60 wings for the 4 of us!! LOL

I had 23 wings…INSANE!! Hahaha πŸ™‚ I felt like a pig after that but it was so worth it!!! They offer a lot of flavors which makes me want to go back every time I think about how amazing that garlic-parmesan was!

I had the most wings that night btw… 😐 #FatsoAlert Hahahaha

Covering my face out of shame….NAAAT!

P.S. I had 2 smoothies that night..which made me realize that I am such a pig!!!!


Favorite finds πŸ™‚

Peace Sign lover! πŸ™‚

Can’t wait to put a photo of my Sissy and I on this awesome frame! πŸ™‚

Pink Lovin’ πŸ™‚

We’re having a crazy cold days because of the rain and I am such a baby for whining about it every single time. Lol


R <3

Baguio ’12: Last for the Road.

I always have to drag myself to work every after day-off. I love my job but I love shopping more. Lol I feel like I’ve been a bit lazy lately 😐 Effect of working for working the whole day (literally) for almost a week, maybe (not that I’m complaining). It’s just that I don’t want my body to reject doing work cause my entire soul is glad on what I have been procuring lately! πŸ™‚ Anyway, here’s a photo diary of what transpired during our last day in Baguio! πŸ™‚

Woke up early to have brunch in Le Chef! πŸ™‚

I was only able to take a photo of my dessert. Haha. We were all too busy eating!

My overused blazer! πŸ˜› LOL

Pamper time with my Sissy after our heavy brunch! πŸ™‚

*I miss being extra girly with my Sissy!!! πŸ™

Family picture with Ms. Susan at The Manor’s lobby! πŸ™‚

Pink x Black

Spent our afternoon in Mine’s View! πŸ™‚ Most of our time wereΒ allotted for eating! Got crazy eating local Filipino snacks with the family! NOM!


I did everything that I can to keep my distance from that huge dog!!! Scaredy cat in the house! hahaha

We drove down to Manaoag Church after our beautiful afternoon in Mine’s View! It was super traffic so we got there at around midnight already 😐 The church was already closed but it did not stop us from talking to Him!

I really miss going to the church with my family. 😐 The feeling is priceless every time we go to church or pray together! 😐


Rushing off to work,

R <3

Alex,Alexis and Chloe

“How you spend each day determines how you will spend the rest of your life”Β 

I love contemplating on life during my alone time. I always think it is a blessing to be able to reflect on how my day went, see the beauty in everything that comes my way or just merely exist and make each day count. You see, I am scared..scared to put a day to waste and not learn something new. Everyday is my favorite day, big or small, everything that happens within my day is special, and I just love how amazing it makes me feel at the end of each day. Anywaysies, here’s a photo blog about my recent Monday off with my roomies πŸ™‚

Taco Bell’s Mango Strawberry Splashberry πŸ™‚ NOM! So addicted to smoothies lately!

Unfortunately, they don’t have my favorite..potato tots with loads of cheese and sour cream! πŸ™

Asian Market x Taco Bell for the first half of our morning πŸ™‚
Saw a lot of weird preserved stuff!Wish they had chicken \or fish tocino πŸ™ So missing that since our Asian grocery trip! πŸ™

Since it was a beautiful morning..I asked Karen and Charm to visit the playground with me! (unleashing the kid in me once in a while haha).

One thing that I love about the paartment that we live in is that it’s a very family-oriented community. Most of our neighbors are young families or old couples. It makes me feel safe and at ease. πŸ™‚

Met a lot of sweet kiddos! Definitely made me miss my cousins πŸ™

Sweethearts <3 The little girl in stripes said “I love you” to me when I told her that I have to leave already. Haha <3

Look how cute her hair is!!!

Wish I could catch up with them again!! <3

Forever 21 all over. πŸ™‚

Thanks to Ate Raffy for the cutesy elephant top! <3

Side reel: Look how HUGE my kitchen uniform is!!! Haha

Have a blessed day y’all,

R <3

Baguio’12: Last Night

Backlog:Β Continuation of my Baguio trip with the family. Second to the last Baguio entry (yay) πŸ™‚ Β I just woke up and my mind is screaming for wings and milk tea 😐 Eek. I hope my words could give life to this entry towards the end *crossed fingers*.

Last night in Baguio πŸ™‚

Had dinner inΒ Everything NiceΒ with my Sissy and Renzo.This was after our Mr. Beans experience and my brother’s double hit mishap. Haha

Renzo’sΒ Fish and Chips

MyΒ Asian Salad.

I loved the vinaigrette and how fresh the veggies are! The serving was enough for two which made me think I should’ve not ordered another dish. Eek

Chicken Parmigiana

Non’s better and I miss it like hell πŸ™

Spa bonding with my Sissy and Mom <3

Oh how I miss going to the spa and have my body scrubbed or have myself pampered! πŸ™

The Manor Spa’s receiving area πŸ™‚

I love going to The Manor’s spa every time we are there! Everyone’s very courteous and the service is always amazing! πŸ™‚

Light dinner at Le Chef’s Piano Bar with the family. πŸ™‚

Le Chef at The Manor serves amazing food! Dining in there is something that I look forward to every time we are in Baguio πŸ™‚

Bread and Strawberry Jam

One of the best Strawberry Jams you’ll ever taste is from Le Chef’s delicatessen! πŸ™‚ They get sold out easily so make sure to have yours reserved, just like what my parents did πŸ™‚

Just because my Dad and I loves mushrooms πŸ™‚ <3

Rib-eye salpicao πŸ™‚ Very flavorful and tender! <3 Nomnomnom

My calamari salad.

I loved the dressing that came with it and how the freshly grated parmesan makes the flavor of the calamari pop-out! πŸ™‚

Taro Chips

My “studious” brother. Haha πŸ™‚

Out of words again,

R <3

Somewhere out there, somewhere far away.

Outfit Post:Β Here’s what I wore to our shopping x The Cheesecake Factory day! πŸ™‚ “Less words, more photos mode ON”

Disclaimer: You may get fed up of my face as you scroll down so click the “x” button as quickly as possible. Vain alert.

I just can’t stop adoring this beautiful tree outside our window/veranda! πŸ™‚

Looks prettier up close! πŸ™‚

Say Hi to my closet and drawer! Heehee

Left bed is my roomie’s :))))

I pretty much don’t have anything to say about this look, is that weird? Eek

Just thought of sharing this,

R <3

The Cheesecake Factory

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!:) I am not really sure with the bizzbuzz during Easter Sunday here..all I know is I have never seen so much colorful eggs, white bunnies and chocolates on a Sunday in my life! Anyway, I am seriously swamped at work right now,,my hours are long and my life is leaning towards change.I feel like there aren’t enough days in a week (boo),glad that I have a “long” weekend starting today (yay). Anyway, I usually spend my day-offs shopping (my favorite and the prime of my week as always). Here’s what I did last week πŸ™‚

Smoothies and Yogurt are my addiction! Love this store in Towson! Healthy is the way.. heehee πŸ™‚

Shoe shopping at Bakers! I had to control myself from buying another pair of heels! 😐 Buying a flat ankle boots has been on my list since I came here but anything with heels catches my attention, it took me a month to cross that off my list! eek :))

After half a day of shopping, we headed toΒ The Cheesecake FactoryΒ for our dinner πŸ™‚

Some of their cheesecakes! πŸ™‚ YUM!

The picture does not justify how gorgeous the cakes are!

Carrot Cake

Can’t wait to try this soon!!! πŸ˜€

The Cheesecake Factory is such a beautiful restaurant! The interior of the restaurant is very classy and statuesque.

Lovely and I πŸ™‚

New Goal: To try all of their cheesecakes before I go back to the Philippines!!! πŸ˜€

Warm bread to start off our dinner πŸ™‚

Tropical Mango Smoothie

Crab CakesΒ for our appetizer! πŸ™‚ This was really GOOD! Deep fried crab cakes served with mustard and ranch dressing πŸ™‚ NOMNOMNOM!

I ordered a plate ofΒ Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Madeira.Β This is usually served with mashed potato, but since I’m the Queen of Β kaartehanΒ I asked them to substitute it with broccoli instead – healthy is the way LOL!

The white sauce for the shrimp and the Madeira sauce are too divine! This plate would be nothing if it weren’t for that babies! πŸ™‚

Loveley’s Herbed Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus πŸ™‚

Alfred’sΒ Steak Diane πŸ™‚

Low-Carb Strawberry Mascarpone CheesecakeΒ for me πŸ™‚

This is super heavenly! And I bet most of their cheesecakes will take me straight to heaven! Can’t wait to try them all!!!

Lovely and Dennis πŸ™‚

We definitely cashed out on food and shopping that day but it was all worth it! πŸ™‚

Bags of Happiness

Favorite item from last week’s shopping extravaganza

Sparklyyyy <3

Matching necklace with Frances <3


Still wondering what to do today,

R <3

Baguio ’12: First of the Second

I am currently swamped in work and change. If it weren’t for my brother’s tweets I wouldn’t have known that it’s Holy Week already. One event that I look forward to each year is the Holy Week because ofΒ Visita Iglesia. The gratifying feeling that I get in every church that I step into is just too priceless. I am adapting to change as I immerse myself into a different culture. Anyway, since it is very timely now, I’ve decided to work on this entry – our second day in Baguio πŸ™‚

c/o Remo

Spent our daytime in SM Baguio.

I won’t get tired of reiterating that I really dislike going to any SM malls! They are ALWAYS crowded! Rowdy places gives me headache and makes me irascible 😐

There are only a few restaurant choices in SM Baguio so we ended up in Teriyaki Boy. nothing exciting so I won’t be blabbing about the food that much! Heehee (Yay or nay?)

Good Morning πŸ™‚

“Learn to achieve what you really want, and love the things you already have” β™₯

Kudos to Teriyaki Boy SM Baguio for making me a yogurt mango shake!Yay <3

Philadelphia Rolls

Daddy and I’s favorite! nomnomnom! I MISSS YOU!!! πŸ™

Seafood Tepan for me!! <3

Going to church is something that we do not miss every time we are in Baguio πŸ™‚

Love this photo of my Parents! πŸ™‚

Went to Mr. Beans CafeΒ in Camp John Hay with Chella and Renzo to kill time before dinner πŸ™‚

The server was very dear to us! πŸ™‚ She opened the garden area for my siblings and I <3

Since my brother couldn’t contain himself, he almost lost my Dad’s shoe for 15 years already by being the usual – dippy!

It fell on a low cliff,and since it was really dark already we had a hard time searching for it. The server of Mr. Beans Cafe was such an angel for helping us by calling a security personnel!

And as if losing a shoe for almost an hour was not torture enough, he ripped off his pants out of too much joy! He jumped when get his shoe,and since he is such a fatso (LMAO) his pants gave up on him! Tsk tsk. Hahaha

BTIC milkshakes for theΒ arteΒ girl in me! Non-fat is definitely the way! Heehee

Blueberry Muffin πŸ™‚


Make every week Holy,.

Reflect on life with him always.

Be guided and spiritually nourished.

Stay safe everyone,

R <3

One Down

04.03.2012:Β Today is my first month here in the States! (Yay! One month down, eleven to go). My first 31 days here is like riding a roller coaster that never goes down. Fast and exciting are the perfect words for the month of March. I couldn’t really think of a moment that really Β putted me down. God has been really amazing to me for the past month, being guided and protected by Him each day makes living away from my family bearable.I don’t know why but I felt really giddy knowing that I have already downed a month, just the thought of going back home and living the better life that I have are just some of the things that keeps me going forth.

Anyway, here’s a short random rundown of how the March of month went for me πŸ™‚

Outside our apartment πŸ™‚ I bet this would look better on Summer! πŸ™‚

Posted this on our mail box. Haha :))

I am reminded of Sims 3 every time I see a yellow school bus. So cuuute!

1st shoe purchase! Getting ready for Spring and Summer! Heehee πŸ™‚

Pink Clogs for me!! πŸ™‚ So in love with my work shoes!

Shopping here in the States is really ohhhh-some! I get crazy online shopping because of their free shipping service,and get crazier in the malls!

With Β the people I’d be living with for a year πŸ™‚

I don’t really like eating in Fast Food Chains, but I just couldn’t let myself go home without trying McDonald’s in America (lol) πŸ™‚ I still stay on the healthy side! Good thing they serve salads and healthy stuff like non-fat drinks & low-carb meals! πŸ™‚

My first McDonald’s trip! πŸ™‚ I tried their Shamrock and it was sooooo good! Kudos to them for using non-fat dairy (I hope they really did) πŸ™‚ <3

My hits just sky-rocketed when I left the Philippines! Lol :)) Thank you guys, especially to my 20 followers!! <3 <3 <3

Another awesome feature in WordPress! πŸ™‚ I just love how legit “hits” are in WordPress! It doesn’t count my page views when I view my site! So I know all of the hits that I accumulate each day are from my awesome readers πŸ™‚

Thank you everyone!!! πŸ™‚

Too cute for words!!! πŸ™‚ <3 This is why I love being anΒ Ate πŸ™‚

I ended the month of March in poor health. This is one of the things that I am very afraid of, getting sick without my family around. Β God was really amazing to me for providing me strength to go to work during my days of being feeble and people who are physically here to take care of me.

Having a fast phased life here is a gift from above. Knowing that I am another day closer to being with my family and loved ones again really gives me excitement and something to look forward to each waking day! πŸ™‚

Will upload photos on Facebook,

R <3