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Frances’ Bridal Shower

03.03.13: Happy Sunday

One fact about me – I have never been to a bridal shower. I am 22 years old and I feel like, bridal and baby showers are coming my way and I am nothing but excited! For me, B & B showers celebrates womanhood and all the love connected to it. As a fiancee, wife and a mother. So yeah, just imagine my excitement when Frances handed me an invitation to her bridal shower.


Started our Sunday by meeting up with our Angels in MD at church 🙂


Hello, Charm City!


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Homemade slat scrub!! 🙂



Food….obviously! Had a light fare of American snacks during the party!! 🙂




Irina, Frances and I 🙂



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A “Bow” kind of day! 🙂  Knowing Frances, I knew that everything will be cute  and girly! 🙂 So tadaaaah, another girly girl day for me! 🙂


This ZARA  pleated skirt has been with me for more than a year, and I haven’t worn it even one. So just imagine my delight when I was finally able to! Haha 🙂 #simplejoys


Top and Heels: Forever21




Some annoying self photos to show off my curls! 😛

No no noooooo, I am not ready for thissssssss

R <3 xx


Up HIGH at the TOP

Random shenanigans. Days that are worth remembering. Moments that I will never forget. To be young and free. All in one weekend.


Thursday Pizza x Pitcher night


Clearly, someone tried to sabotage my outfit shot. Hahaha (as if my face was not tormenting enough for the public….. )

Top: Forever21

Tights: Icing

Firs ttime to wear fishnet stockings like this!! Looks so rad when you’re going out on a simple night like this! 🙂


Paired my outfit with red wedges from Forever21 and a cute bag! 🙂


Friday Night Out


Color me pink: Went for a girly chic on a Friday night! Someone who is just up for a chill night and away from the dance floor.


Heels: Aldo



Blazer: Forever21

Floral Top: Bayo Kids (yes kids!) 


Saturday Night is for Matt! Happppy Birthday 🙂


Celebrated Matt’s birthday by catching up with Lauren and Sheila who came from Michigan just to see everyone again!:)


I love Lauren’s bun!!!!!!! Must learn how to do this soon! 🙂


Again with the tights! so in love. this time, it made to the dance floor! 🙂

One more post before the end of the night, yes?

R <3 xx

Where it all started

02.26.13: April is ours

I can still remember the first time we all went out. The first word he uttered when he saw me. How the 4 of us spent the night like we didn’t have to work the next day. It was almost 13 months ago and it still feels like yesterday. I am not the most sociable person that you will ever meet. It takes me a while to loosen up and be “normal” around new people. It’s me, I am modest.

Breaking the shell that’s guarding my crazy self is not too hard. It only takes a few things to make me laugh like a piggy, or talk like the silliest girl ever. One of which is to be a around real people. True friends that would never leave you in times of despair, or who would let you laugh your heart out for hours.


To celebrate a wonderful year of friendship, we ate our heart out the entire day.

First stop: San Sushi Too

The best sushi place I’ve been to in this city! 🙂




Grilled Octopus 

This was so tender!!! Simple and perfect. My kind of appetizer 🙂


I don’t know which is which anymore *smh*. But one is France’s dynamite. I fell in love with it instantly that I decided to get something with fried shrimp (similar to what I got in Wasabi) and asked the man behind the bar and san suhi too,Bruce, to drizzle some of the sauce on mine! YUMMMS
More sushi!!!
We were so luck cause Bruce was there on a Monday and we scored on being seated at the bar. He gave us a couple of some awesome delights out of the menu.
1st: Upon knowing that I liked the teriyaki sauce, he gave us free grilled octopus. HEAVEN
2nd: Seared tuna in a vinaigrette with mango and some relish. LOVED THE TUNA!
Bruce and another yummy sushi platter! 🙂
OOTD: Girly girl
I don’t know why but I tend to dress up really girly when I’m with Frances.
I am so crazy with these colors lately! They look so sophisticated and candy-ish when combined.
I like how my hair looooks long!!! took me a year to grow it! no more short hair!
Top and Wedges: Charlotte Russe
skirt: forever21
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Dinner: Five
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Lamb Chops x Oysters x Shrimp Cocktail and everything nice….including flatbread and lobster mac for dinner with my very own HIMYMish friends. Haha 🙂
More posts coming up!
R <3 xx


02.21.13: Happy 10th!

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it”

It is a blessing to make it this far. No words can ever describe how amazing you make me feel, every single day.


10th month present from the most awesome 🙂


The usual: His x Hers = Beer x Smoothie haha 🙂



We got crazy with oysters during the month of February!! Noms


Ended the night with friends! 🙂 Will definitely miss this, them.


OOTD: Forgive the bad lighting



Winter  = layers and layers of clothing


The most annoying candid shot ever, cause it looks fake. haha



I don’t know what has gotten into me. All I can say is, I want to get rid of a bunch of clothes in my closet and before I do so…I want to make sure that I at least wear them once. Haha 🙂

Seriously mentally drained due to over thinking. So pardon my lack of sense. :))

R <3 xx


02.20.13:  7 weeks overdue

Have you ever been scared of losing something that you have been holding on for so long in a single step? Like something close to perfect, and there are no other option but that inevitable thing that you are bound to do. As much as I want to stay away from that sappy lane, I can’t help but wonder, how amazing would it be if we can just freeze time.

My head is spaced out and my heart is overwhelmed.  That’s all I know.


I can still remember how happy we were  that day, how that rainy day turned bright and sunny for us.

I hate to say that sometimes, it’s such a shame how things change drastically in a split second. Just like that.



There is no other way of celebrating a day of enlightenment but to go to a Chinese Restaurant and have good chinese food. I just have to emphasize on that cause Asian food here are so Americanized.





Shrimp in Egg Sauce

The best that I had in a year!


Wonton Soup

Perfection in a bowl…nomnomnom


Roasted Platter: Duck, Pork and Chicken

Sooooo good. We died. It’s official, we love Full Key.





Forever21./Red x White

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Top x Heels: Forever21


Bad hair day solution # 1: Wear a beanie.


10 days to go

R <3 xx


02.19.13: Hello again, Frances!

One of the hardest things in moving forward to a different life is to build relationships.Relationships that can help me grow,learn more about life and not forget what I have been for the past 21 years before all these happened. It may be considered as a challenge,but I see it as a blessing. I once thought of listing down all the people that I know…or maybe just met. Crazy as it seems, but then I wanted to know if I matter, or how they stand in my life. I want to be part of someone’s life. I want to be the person that helped or gave meaning into something that changed an aspect in their lives. It is a blessing to be in a place and find people that made me feel like I am not alone. People that made me realize that when I comeback, I have someone that I can call a family. One of my dear friends that I can truly say that has made me feel like I am not too far away from home is, Frances. You can truly appreciate people more when you are in a situation where in you feel like the world is just going to turn on you in any second.


I was so excited to see her again! I know that her being near me again is going to make things a lot better. For one, I will have someone to confide with and understand what I am going through everyday. 🙂

Tooloulou is one of the best restaurants in the city! The man behind the restaurant is so good in making me feel hungry in every status update. his creativity when it comes to making simple food sound so divine is so admirable that sometimes the boyf and I wishes that we live right next to him.


Cutesy salt and pepper shakers! Gotta have ’em! 🙂


The menu….now drool.

Excluding the market specials


Duck confit pizza. 

I feel like he put this in an oven sent from heaven! This is so awesome it’ll make you cry.


Chicken Gumbo

A weekend special! It was spicy and savory. This dish is just so hearty it made me want to jump up and down. Haha



I am not a fan of sandwiches (weird cause for a year I’ve been making sandwich specials 3-4 times a week). But yeah, when I say I like a sandwich, I mean it! The bread is just so perfect that it made me love everything in it. I don’t know if I made sense but yeah…out of everything that we ordered,this was something that I did not expect to like.


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We love you tooloulou!!!!


So happy that she’s back!!!!! 602104_608427122506108_794517630_n

I redyed my hair don’t worry. Those were the “dark and horrible” days for my hair. haha




Top: Papaya

Skirt: Forever21





I have nothing much to say about this outfit…or maybe I am just in a state of shock as of the moment. I am once again blessed with another challenge in life that I know I will get through. Anyway, enough with the life lessons (AGAIN)…

I love how mustard and navy blue looks great together. It whispers classiness to my ears and calmness to the world. with a touch of sophistication.



And…when there’s a hello, there’s a goodbye.

Til I see you again, JT! Haha


This was a month ago..but I can’t thank you all enough, dear readers for making things like this happen!! It really warms my heart to know that someone appreciates my words and photos! 🙂

With God, I can get through everything…

R <3 xx

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