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Random Thursday

There’s always something special in a day. Some people overlooks at the principle of beauty in life. If life turned sour for us, look at the beauty in it and make it something special. I am really excited about the coming week, it’s a testament of how God turned around things for me. I just want to live in the moment and thank Him all day for blessing me more and more and more each day. I took another big step a few days ago, and it made me define faith and hope in a bigger way.So yeah, life has been nothing but amazing for me 🙂


Just some of the shows that puts my sanity into idle mode. Haha :))

(a) Grey’s Anatomy – is it too much to say that I do not ever ever want this show to end?

(b)Happy Endings – Just recently watched this show! I love how it keeps me smiling like HIMYM and Modern Family!! 🙂 And of course, how can I not fall in love with the 3 ladies in this show?

(c) The City – Beuatiful faces in a beautiful city. I am trying not to finish this show yet, just because I love watching how they fulfill their dreams…just like me 🙂

(d) Gossip Girl – I can’t believe that the story that I have been reading since I was in 2nd year highschool is now over!!!! I just had to post something about it cause it’s really heartbreaking!!!! 🙁

(e) The Carrie Diaries – Thank God I read the book, or I wouldn’t be as interested. Personally, I don’t like the person who plays Carrie.. eek

(f) Walking Dead – Need I say more? Can’t wait for Feb.10!


Currently reading 🙂 Something to inspire me!


Got my Pandora bracelet!! All I need now are charms!! :)))


I rarely use pink lipstick, I just feel like it doesn’t look good on me BUT Revlon’s love that pink changed my notion about it! Yay 🙂


Just showing off my long hair! Haha



F21 from head to Toe


Went to the mall with Ysan and Rizelle. Decided to go for a simple look cause it was such a chilly day! 🙂


Finally wore the heels that I got for my birthday from my Dad! 🙂

Heels: Forever21


Cardigan x Top: Forever21

Can’t wait for the weekend,

R <3 xx


4712 Club Road

01.07.13: Lucky to be part of the family

If I have to say all of the beautiful things that I love about my workplace, it would take me all night. Going to work happy every day, and loving what I do more each day are just some of the reasons why I thank God for blessing me with an opportunity to learn and be with a group of people who brought out the best in me. It is a blessing to find a place in this world where in you would feel like you are home even if you are away from your family. Work is amazing, I can’t express how happy I am to be part of this family. I get excited to go to work everyday and it’s one of the most awesome feelings ever. To love what I do, to be happy about what I do.


Dinner party for the staff 🙂 It’s nice to be able to know what it feels like to be a member. Haha! Although the food is nothing compared to what we serve every night, dining in a lovely room, rich in beauty and history is exceptional 🙂

Staff Holiday Party 058

with my favorite homie,Alyza! Haha 🙂


with Jamie!!!!!! The person who keeps me sane at work when everything gets too stressful for me haha



Uhmm.. I am pretty sure I was trying to say something! Hahahaha



Went for a simple look with a touch of feminine colors 🙂


Decided to wear this lovely necklace from  Forever21 to cover up the low see through neck line of the dress 🙂


I love everything about this white dress from Love Culture!!! So glad that I was finally able to wear these awesome babies that I got for my birthday! Some killer heels I got here!


Heart ring from my Sissy x Gold bangle from Forever21



Gotta love gold!!! 🙂


Wore this military styled coat that I got for Christmas!!! Love it!!!!



The 100th restaurant that we’ve eaten to!! 🙂 Yay!!


Since we all felt that the night was still young, we’ve decided to go to Ryan’s Daughter! A really nice place near our workplace!!! 🙂


I died!! I love spinach dip and this was definitely one of the bests!! The dubliner cheese just made this even tastier!!!! Most of them thinks otherwise, but hyeah…gotta love my spinach and cheese! Haha 🙂

Someday, they would understand,

R <3 xx

Million Possibilities

01.11.13 – Oh,happy days

How do you begin when your thoughts are trapped into a place that you don’t want to be into. How do you begin when you just want to move forward and continue with all the happiness that God has blessed you with for the past year. With everything that has been happening, how do you begin? How do you begin to say, this is enough. When would you know, this is enough. I am a stress ball right now, juggling all the anxieties and upsetting shenanigans that happened in just 6 days. The first 2 days were the hardest, the feelings were bigger than me that my sanity just left my own body. The third day was all about waiting with a hint of day 1. The 4th and 5th were all about feelings. And today, it’s about decision making. Most of you might think that these words doesn’t make sense at all. But see, I have learned something about life recently – life is fair in it’s own unfair way. I am blabbing like  a crazy girl again.  — this was me, 2 days ago.

After everything that I have been through for the past decade, I have learned that life goes on and people change – for the better or for the worse. It is your choice if you want to feel trapped, unhappy and be a failure. You can choose to have freedom in your life, be happy and successful. See, no matter how hard a situation is, when you feel like everything that has been going around you is unfathomable, or when you just see yourself on the ground, remember that, God is with you all the way. I have been blessed with a very dire situation last week. I felt awful and I was in a position where in I just want to escape. But, having God in my life made me realize that this is nothing. I resolved to talking to him more often than the usual. My faith is now bigger than my anxieties and I learned how to defy hope without questioning his ability to make things better in just a snap. I am still amazed, and forever will be, on how God can turn around things for us. In ways that we do not expect. Today is Sunday, and I feel blessed for having the opportunity to go to church and cast all of my prayers upon him. Today is Sunday, and I miss my family more than ever, but God showed me how beautiful my life is. Today is Sunday, God bless you all 🙂


Random Fridate 🙂

Had lunch in The Cheesecake Factory! YUM!!!


For the apartment! Yay 🙂


New issues has just arrived and I still have 2 out of 4 to read from my December issues! Whaaaaat




Orange is not really my color, but I love how these 2 colors screamed “this-is-a-good-day” 🙂


..and yes, I’m a robot! Haha


Steve Madden studded flats! Me love <3 Looks really good with jeans!


What I have on my bedroom wall 🙂 A reminded of how amazing my family is. The people who gives me strength and the courage to go through each day with a smile 🙂


R <3 xx


12.31.12: Crossed out

A New Year is an opportunity to start fresh on life, to tell yourself to be a better version of you for the next 365 days, and to let the whole world that you exist. I am not perfect and so is my life. It’s funny how people would give me that look once I start blabbing about the miseries in my life. But, as what I always preach about – there is beauty in pain. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t dwell with the negativity of life, whatever situation I am at.

New Year’s Eve 2013 was really different for most of us. For me, I am used to a home full of people that I love. We welcome the New Year with loud firecrackers and beautiful fireworks with hot chocolate on our dinner table. This year, I started the year by crossing out one thing on my bucket list and then it was followed by craziness, loud music and good company.



Love these girlies!!!

I don’t know why I am hugging Charm like she is some tree. haha


Ordered a boneless lechon from a Cebuano! #YUM


So I really thought that orange is the color of the year cause that’s what I have been told. Boo. I should really research when it comes to this kind of stuff. Yikes


Bandage Skirt: Forever21


Wore a not-so-sparkly top since it’s New Year’s Eve! Yay 😛


01.01.13 – Hello, 2013!

Had a simple dinner with everyone. Cooked Filipino food – which I am not good at HAHA. But yeah, I’m really happy that everything went well and everyone was full after the dinner. Yay! 🙂


With Rizelle and Luana 🙂


We also celebrated, Jhade ; Dea ; and Kuya Alan’s birthday! 🙂


Hearts, bow and laces for the New Year! 🙂

Cant wait to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon,

R <3 xx

Christmas 2012

12.25.12: First American Christmas 

I have been blessed with a lot of opportunities again lately. Life has unfolded answers that I have been seeking for the past few months and I am just too overwhelmed with how God has been showing me how amazing my life is – every single waking day. Excitement is overpowering my entire soul. All I know is, I have my fingers crossed and my prayers and hope are getting stronger each day. Let this be it – I tell myself.

Anyways, I do not want this to be another sappy post about me not having my family beside me during the holidays. I feel like, I should look forward to what’s ahead of me instead of looking back to my not-s-good days. So yeah, I am looking forward to this coming Christmas, cause by all means – I will do everything that I can to be with my family 🙂


My first Christmas stocking 🙂


I do not know if  I have stressed this out enough, but yeah..Christmas 2012 was very different. 50% of what transpired was something that I have yearned for a long time.

Say hello to the delicious chicken liver terrine that Gerry made. Perfect 🙂



Presents from the Stavrides’!! I am such a lucky lass!! <3


Stocking goodies <3


Super duper soft and lovely gloves x scarf from Joe,Fran,Erica and Julia!! <3


The best pair of booties that I have! From Mr. and Mrs. Stavrides 🙂


Lovely headband from Mr. and  Mrs. Stavrides again 🙂


From Maria and Alex <3

Their presents really melted my heart. It made me feel like they care about me 🙂 Everything that I love!!


Presents from the girls 🙂


Presents from the Chorvs!! 🙂

I love everything!!! From the cutesy Paris stuff, to the cookbook and Vera Wang skirt!! I’m blessed <3 🙂


Awesome airplane ring from the sissy 🙂


Fab accessories from the Sissy <3


My family is awesome! They made sure that I will open something from them this Christmas!! <3 🙂




Red flats: Wetseal


another present that I got from my Secret Santa this year: Aldo Bag 🙂

Dress: Cotton On




Praying for the best,

R <3 xx

Christmas ’12: First Snow

12.24.12: Too much firsts in one day

I can’t believe how time just stabbed me in the back. I feel like I am just a blink away from the life that I have lived in for 20 years. Being here for a year made me realize how much I want to work hard to attain everything that I aspire for – as an individual, daughter,sister and a rightful person to be in someone’s future. My head is wrapped around the thought of me pursuing a future that is relevant to what is happening now. Sacrifices has to be made again and all I know is, if everything goes into plan, in God’s time – it will all be worth it.


A lot has happened that day. Playing in the snow was the mid-part of our first December 24,2012 in the States.


It would’ve been more fun and memorable if my siblings were with me. The excitement of my first snow experience just passed too quickly because my siblings were in my head the whole time. Somedaaaay.





Karen & I


Games x Booze x Great company


It was a different Christmas Eve celebration, but it was still, just like any other Christmas Eves – FUN! Minus the fambam..




One of the 2 photos with the back of my dress in it. Such a shame I forgot that my dress has a nice back detail while I was taking an outfit shot. Lol




It was a very unexpected night. The night ended with a first and I give all the credit to Rizelle, for being an awesome human being! 🙂 Haha




Wore this lovely dress from XOXO21

Peplum x can I not fall in love?


Thanks to Charm for putting her finger on the flash,. Hence,the crappy lighting :)) Lol

Will try to keep up with all the back logs,

R <3 xx

Christmas’12: The Oregon Grille

12.24.12: First Snow

Hey Dolls! I know it has been a while AGAIN. I was,and still, caught up in between life and life. It’s really hard for me to step foot into the world of requiescence. Most of the time I find myself wishing for another hour of sleep, or more time for me to go shopping and devour myself with beautiful stuff for my closet..but on top of all that, I wish I have my family with me while I experience all these. To have them beside me when I go through the beauty of life. Christmas 2012 has been very different for me, first time in my 22 years of existence that I was away from my family. No Christmas hugs and kisses from the parents,and silly quality time with the siblings.And above all, hearing mass together is something that I terribly miss.


Got picked up by a stretch…..awesome! 🙂




Our HR arranged a very lovely lunch day for us. He mad reservations in The Oregon Grill. 

One of the best restaurants here,definitely! 🙂


I’ve got no words but “wow” when we arrived in the Oregon. It was beyond beautiful. And ideal place for a romantic date or special family gatherings.


We were given a private room, made our special day more especial 🙂


I chose to sit with the fireplace behind me so I would be warm all day 🙂


Nothing better than a warm bread and good butter to start our meal 🙂


Ordered Seafood Tower for my appetizer

Lobster, Shrimp and Oysters! <3


Reminded me of my Dad.  He is such a seafood lover! I have always eaten whatever he tries to make me eat. Whatever he likes, I like. I’m like his mini me when it comes to food…and discipline! 🙂 This for you, Daddy! Hope I would get to share this tower with you someday 🙂


Since I know there are big meals that are coming way for the next 2 days, I’ve decided to lay-low on my entree. I went for Chicken Madrilena.

I can’t entirely say that I wish I ordered something else, but this was definitely not for me.


Mushroom x Parmesan Fries for my sides! 🙂


Best Creme Brulee I’ve ever had!!! This was the BOMB!! I swear.





It started snowing while we were having lunch. It was really lovely watching the snow fall 🙂

Thought to myself: How can this day get any better.


Our first snow <3




Wore this asymmetrical skirt with my DAS heels again 🙂


Aztec printed corset, bought somewhere in New York <3 🙂


Will do better in posting,

R <3 xx

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