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Archive for June, 2012


Woodberry Dinner

I am just a few days away from embracing another Friday. I can’t believe how fast each day goes, all I can think about is how I can’t seem to get used to this fast paced setting. It’s always work and me looking forward to my 2 days off each week. A few days ago I was able to have the Friday night off and what better way to spend it? A dinner date at one of then most beautiful restaurants I’ve been.

ย Look how beautiful the place is! I swear this looks more awesome on the inside. I wish could’ve taken more photos but it was a busy night and I do not want to look like a dork hanging around with my camera. Hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

The name of the restaurant is so perfect for its ambiance, location, and entire look!

I’m still in awe every time I think about how beautiful this place is! I just can’t wait to have a beautiful Saturday or Sunday morning schedule so we could have brunch here!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Basket of different short breads! Loved the strawberry muffin! YUM

Pickled kohlrabi for our appetizer.

First time to try kohlrabi and I loved it!

Poached shrimp salad on a warm toast

Since I just came from work, I’ve decided to eat something light!

Poached to perfection. Greens were fresh. I have no words but YUM!

Beef and Egg Noodles

One of the best pasta dishes I’ve tried!

Amazing dinner with an amazing person <3


The day after…….

At their herb garden. Made me want to have my own someday. It was the first time he took ,me to their backyard and I loved it!

Fresh Arugula

Fresh Basil

I only took photos of the herbs that we used for our pesto.

Pesto in the making

Grilled vegetables for perfect summer morning.

Rushing off to work,

R <3


The Girl and New York: Ze Girl

NYC Outfit Post:ย Funny how some low-class people think it’s okay for them to just live a life of imitation. Knowing and seeing things are not a free pass for you to simulate it. Most of the people in this world works hard to achieve something,and just imagine how devastating it is to see and hear that someone is acting like a copy machine..replicating something that I have worked for..words per se. *sigh* Someone really needs an intervention ASAP. I do not want to sound like a mean B, but hey! This scene has been going on and I’m so sick of it. I know you hate the fact that I exist, and it’s quite evident that you hate me cause you’re nothing but insecure,BUT please stop trying to live my life and copy my words. If you think people don’t notice, you’re wrong. The people around you are not moronic to do not notice. I might sound like a mean B now, but’s time for me to speak up! I am getting tired of this..and I just want you to know…you are becoming more inane and shameful by the minute.

Anywaysy, so much for venting about this copycat time to move forward and be better! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

06.18.2012 Outfit

The ring on the right was supposed to be ” I ย โ™ฅ NY” BUT unfortunately, I lost the “I” while I was switching bags ๐Ÿ™

Hmm..ย โ™ฅNY still works…right? Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

This ” Iย โ™ฅ NY” ring was quite big for my fingers, so I used this “LOVE” ring as a “stopper”! Love how it looked! ๐Ÿ™‚

The lady I was seating across to at the subway pointed at it and said it looks good to his husband. Yieee ๐Ÿ™‚

Black-Gold x Orange/Tangerine day!

So happy that he is finally learning how to take good outfit shots. Hahahah.

It’s quite funny how people would give me flattering stares and compliment that day and how he would say that people would always regard me every time we are out. :))

Me with “Bo-bob” at Time Square! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just had to take a photo with him for my baby Bea!!! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Next Stop: Fast forward to NYC restaurant week,please? ๐Ÿ˜›

Can’t wait for Friday to come sooner,

R <3

The girl and New York: Pigale

Second to the last 1st NYC weekend post.ย 

I like planning things and I love setting goals. It makes me look forward to something, to a day where it will all happen, and to that state of elation during that moment. We did not plan anything for this day. All we know is that we’re driving to New York that morning and the rest written by the stars. I love how this New York trip transpired, it ended with a new “hello”, a gratification of a new opportunity to be able to go there again..soon. If you know me, you would know that I don’t let each opportunity pass, I cannot fathom the idea of losing a chance – a chance to be better and a chance to appreciate life more. I am feeling a little bit of sadness cause I have to disclose this trip into words soon, but thinking about the weeks to come, and the greater opportunity for me to explore this city gives me nothing but excitement. I’m untouchable when it comes to travelling.

Pigale for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

Chorvaersย chose this restaurant because of the duck breast. -.-

French restaurant in 8th Ave corner 45th street

Complimentary “cold” bread. I don’t understand why most of the fancy restaurants we go to serves us cold bread. WARM BREAD next time please?

Charcuterie Plate

Something that he loves to order!

I loved the pickled vegetables at the center of the plate, it balances the fatty texture and rich flavor of the cold cuts.

Roasted Poratbellos

Just because I love mushrooms… YUM

Frenched Breast of Chicken

Pan-roasted with garlic and herbs, pommes cocottes, roasted tomato, thyme jus

The chicken was overcooked and under seasoned, the sauce was too bland for my life (OA haha).. but yeah, I was a bit disappointed cause it did not justify the amount that we paid for. I loved the sides though.

Roasted Duck Magret

Haricot Verts, Wild Rice with walnuts & tart cherries, pomegrante sauce.

Angel Hair and Seafood Scampi

After n months!! Finally!!! I got to see Leigh again!!! I love you so much!!!! <3

Cannot wait to be with you again!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

New Jersey bound to drive Leigh home and to see my other friends!!!

Outside their house!! Blurry but whatev.. :))

I missed you all so much!!!!!!!!!

Skype with my favorite Yotchie before heading back home….

Thanks for these Leigh,you’re the sweetest!!! Wait for mine!!! <3

I love you!!! <3

It was definitely one of the best weekends in my life! Just thinking about how lovely that way was,or just by viewing the photos brings me back to cloud 9! I’m so happy that I’ll be able to go back there soon!!! <3 I couldn’t be grateful enough for this blessing <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Monday and Tuesday, please?

R <3 xx

The Girl and New York: Times Square

06.18.2012:ย Spent the rest of the afternoon in Times Square. We did a lot of walking, but I did not mind, I do not care if I was in my killer heels. That’s one of the beautiful parts in travelling – you walk to see ; you see to appreciate things. ย New York is such a busy city, you could see people everywhere and almost all streets are jam-packed with vehicles. I did not think twice in commuting around this city, I think it’s the best way to get around (when you’re not from here) and immerse myself.

I’ve always wanted to ride the subway in New York,. So yeah, I was kind of excited about this! Haha

Still wearing flats :))

Disclaimer: I covered my face in most of my photos in this entry. Don’t ask me why..but whatevs. :))

Love, R

Times Square!!!!

Spent the afternoon shopping. ย We know that we would be back in NYC in no time, so we are not really in a rush in going to places like the Rockefeller, Statue of Liberty and the like.

Jamba juice was quite disappointing for me. Don’t hate me for saying this,but what’s the fuzz all about? The service was less more than we expected too. Eek ๐Ÿ˜

Bought this from a Chinese lady who gave me this for a bargain price of $33 instead of $45! AWESOME!

Not a hoodie type of girl, but this is something that I would love to have in my closet! Haha

Can’t wear this anytime soon though

AWESOME pieces!!

Basically, I did not shop in Forever21 and H&M. This city has those stores already, and I just want to raid the shops that we don’t have here.

Aldo x Zara x Topshop = HAPPY SHOPAHOLIC!!! <3

Next Stop: Dinner and Leigh! <3

Late night schedule tonight, yay or nay?

R <3

The Girl and New York: Asian Afternoon

First part of our awesome NYC weekend!:) I love how God puts everything into place. It was raining in Baltimore, gloomy at New Jersey but extra beautiful in New York that day! The weather was perfect…for my outfit! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ But whatever, God has once again amazed me about life. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cars heading North = NYC bound

I love taking photos of huge bridges! It doesn’t only connect me to one place to another, it also connects me to the world ๐Ÿ™‚

OHHHH YES! Got super giddy when I saw this view!! Yaaaaysy ๐Ÿ™‚

Very scenic <3

En route to NYC’s Chinatown.

I don’t know if it’s a downside or whatever,but here’s the thing that I have to deal with for being with someone who fancies Asian Food! Hahahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

Got superย ecstaticย when I saw quickly!!! ย Will definitely look for Cha Time when I go back ๐Ÿ™‚

Milk Tea Pudding x Taro Milk Tea


Topshop’s fabulous window!!

Too lovely for words.

Happy baby! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Outside Topshop!

Zara!!!! How I missed thee!

Reminiscent of Hong Kong.

Asians x Busy streets x Signs written in Chinese! haha

Best Asian Place we went to so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wasn’t excited about going to another Asian restaurant with theย chorvaersย at first. But when I saw the chandelier and huge Chinese door, it made me a bit excited to sit and dine! ๐Ÿ™‚

So sad that all of the food photos are too yellow-ish for this blog ๐Ÿ™

They had “push carts” rolling around the huge place! It was quite packed for an afternoon delight, and was that good! Chicken feet were quite disappointing since I’ve had better CF back home (PHL). But whatever, had an awesome late lunch date still ๐Ÿ™‚

Most awesome part of our dining experience – TAHO!!!!!! OMG. Got megaaaa excited when I saw the taho cart!

Just had to cover my face. But whatever. I got my taho, finally!!! <3

Awesome afternoon,indeed!

Next Stop: Time Square <3

Can’t wait for this day to be over,

R <3 xx

On the road on Father’s Day

Will start my awesome weekend trip entries with a post that doesn’t say much,but defies how amazing I am feeling right now. God knows how grateful I am right now – for having a hand to hold on this “road”.

Anyway, random road photos last Sunday. Couldn’t stop taking photos!! God blessed us with a beautiful weather again ๐Ÿ™‚ Yaysy! ๐Ÿ™‚

“Let’s make our getaway
Just me and you babe
The rest of the world can wait”

“But babe your love is so warm It makes my shield melt down,
And everytime were both at war,
You make me come around.”

“Someday when this is over
We may still have no answer
For now it’s when I hold ya
We are closer
Baby close your eyes
Don’t open til the morning light
Don’t ever forget
We haven’t lost it all yet
And all we know for sure
Is all that we are fighting for “

“These are the things that I want to remember
I want to remember you by”

Some bridge going to New Jersey!

Monday breakfast in New Jersey

Breakfast / Brunch has got to be one of the best things in life! ๐Ÿ™‚

Vegetarian white omelette for me!! Soooo yummy!! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Life couldn’t be better! I’m so blessed ๐Ÿ™‚

NYC posts coming up!

R <3 xx

Where’s your head at?

Outfit Post: Filipino Festival

Aztec Prints x Bright Color x Sunny weather = Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

One of my favorite rings!!

You’ll be seeing more of it this summer,definitely! So summer-ish! <3

Aztec x Aztec! ๐Ÿ™‚

This bandage skirt from Charlotte Russe is one of ย my favorites in my closet! Apart from the comfy fabric, I love how it hugs my body without worrying if it’s showing too much skin while I’m waling or something. You get me girls,don’t you?:)

Top:ย Forever 21

Bandage Skirt:ย Charlotte Russe

*Had to cover my face :))

Orange / Tangerine x Black & White ๐Ÿ™‚

Excited to blog about my recent NYC trip,

R <3 xx

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