Forever21plus1: Material Girl meets the Stalking Horse

The Word Too Much is an Understatement

Hello, dolls! Life has once again shocked me with another surprising blessing. With details that I will not fully disclose again, all I can say is “I never thought that this day would come” ๐Ÿ™‚ Theย occurrences in my life lately has tickled my soft bone in a big way and I can’t help but wonder, what have I done right to deserve all of these?

Anywaysy, here’s another post about my awesome birthday week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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(1) Card and Amazon Gift Card from Tall Mike (2) Cards from the Stavrides’ (3) Card and Forever 21 gift card from Jon (4) Keep Calm cards that I bought a few weeks before my birthday! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Birthday Surprise from Mi Familia!! <3

22 presents from Manila! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. Yes dolls, my Dad sent me a ย mighty bond cause I tend to break a lot of stuff when I’m in the zone. Lol :))

– MY sister sent me a lot of awesome stuff! Tops and accessories that I cannot wait to use!! ๐Ÿ˜›

– My sent me a fab top that is too perfect for winter!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how they bought most of the stuff in Forever 21 and wrapped the presents in Forever21 bags! They just know me too well! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Loooovely shoes from my Dad!! <3

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Cutesy stuff from my brothers!! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pretty bag from Daddy that goes perfect with the lovely shoes that he sent me!! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Presents from the Chorvs!! <3

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Tory Burch, baby!! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Killer heels!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how elegant this baby looks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Miyabi knife!! Yaaay <3

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Spa Soaps from Bath and Body Works! <3 So buttery!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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YSL lipstick!!!! <3 Need I say more?

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Christmas ornaments from the Stavrides’

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Pretty coat from the Stavrides’ again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Night out with the girls! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Would’ve been a perfect photo if Karen and Jhade were with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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F-U-N

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Charm Lovin’

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Went to Cross Street Kabob after! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reminded me of how night outs used to be in MNL! Mister Kebab after a night full of fun with MZATC! ๐Ÿ˜›

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OOTD

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Top:ย H&M

Animal Print Skirt:ย Forever21- present from my sissy <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Tights:ย H&M

Heels:ย DAS

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Jacket:ย H&M

See you soon blog world,

R <3 xx

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Forever21plus1: Hello, Kitty!

11.26.12: First of First

Hello World! I am 22 years and 9 days old today. A lot of people has asked me if I feel old or different. One, I do not feel old. I do not know why but there’s something about embracing another year of celebrating life is something that gives me excitement. It does feel weird thoughย every timeย I say “22” when someone asks for my age. Second, things has been very different for the past 9 months. Would you believe, I forgot about my 9th month a few days ago until today. #SMH

This week has been nothing but crazy busy. Christmas Shopping x Work has made me eager to just go away for a while and live life to the fullest for a couple of days. #sigh

Anywaysy, thank God for my week long birthday celebration. It has totally eased my mind off from all the stress and weirdness around me.
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Pink x Hello Kitty birthday celebration with the girls! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Pink M&Ms for everyone!

Shameful photo because of the lighting! ๐Ÿ™

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Had Filipino food cause I know they miss it so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lumpiang Shanghai, Turon, Menud, Chicken Adobo

So glad to see everyone happy in the dining room! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Especially Charm! Lol ๐Ÿ˜›

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Alyza madeย leche flan! yaaaay ๐Ÿ™‚ย Thanks girly!! :*

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Hello Kitty cupcake tower #happiness

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Cupcakes baked by Mrs. Stavrides <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

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So pretty with the candles ๐Ÿ™‚

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#PinkLoving

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Presents from the girls #yay
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One thing that I learned that night #ISuckAtBeerPong HAHA!
Pink cups for our girly beer pong!
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The girls, wobbling! Lol ๐Ÿ˜›
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Yaaaay! ๐Ÿ™‚
No photos of Ardel, Jhade, Alyza and Ysan’s presents ๐Ÿ˜ #Boo
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#FirstBirthdayCelebrationLovin’
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OOTD
My outfit screamed Hello Kitty and Pink! Just too perfect for my simple birthday celebration! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Fell in love with the back detail of course! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Top:ย Forever21
Heels:ย Shoedazzle
More me-time please?
R <3 xx

9 down, 3 to go :)

The Birthday Month

One thing that you should know about me – I take my birthday month seriously. Birthday month that extends before Christmas. sounds funny or petty to some but celebrating more than the usual for a month is something that feeds my excitement about this blessing – my awesome life.

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11.18.12: Alyza’s Birthday Celebration in Power Plant ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh, hello there photo bomber . #Ugh

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#RoomieLove

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Went to PBR, Angel’s and Lucky’s Tavern! #HellYeah

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Top:ย Forever21

Black Bandage Skirt:ย Topshop

Tights:ย H&M

Boots: Bakers

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11.21.12: 7th

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New baby! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lovely baaaaag! Can’t wait to use it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello Kitty Scrapbook Stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 #love

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Biker style peg! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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What my next post will be about ๐Ÿ™‚

Invites for the girlies!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

Shopping today!

R <3 xx

Thanksgiving 2012

11.23.12: First

To start off this blog, I would like to express (again) how embarrassed I am for putting this account on idle mode for a very long time! I am not yet done accomplishing all of the birthday shenanigans that I do every year. Per se, my birthday wishlist (ugh). It sucks you know? To not have enough time for the things that you want to do. My mind tells me to do this,and that… but time just won’t permit me. Anyway, here’s what happened during my first thanksgiving here in the States! ๐Ÿ™‚ Turth be told, I don’t know what to expect (aside from the Turkey) nor how to celebrate this Holiday. It’s something new but all I know is, I have been thinking about my family all day and I am so grateful that I have another family here who makes me feel happy every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Huuuuge Turkey for Turkey day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey Stock

Some British Beer HAHA

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Deep fried Turkey in the making.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mr. Gus doing the works hahah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lovely Thanksgiving afternoon with the Stavrides’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello Turkey!

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Thanksgiving table set-up ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apple and Pear Salad
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Wild Mushroom Soup… YUM!

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HAd a lovely Thanksgiving with the Stavrides’ ๐Ÿ™‚ I have so much to be thankful for each day. Being away from my family is hard, but the Stavrides ย family makes it bearable each day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚

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OOTD: Fall Colors

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My outfit screams Fall! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how these 2 colors go pretty together!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Top:ย Charlotte Russe –ย obviously, the back detail got me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pants:ย Papaya

Heels:ย Shoedazzle

Will work on birthday posts soon,

R<3 xx

P.S. I was not able to take photos of all of the food that we had! ๐Ÿ˜ Boohoo

Meet the Staff

11.19.12: Staff Meeting

I’ll be turning 22 in 5 days, and if you’d ask me the excitement that I should be feeling by this time is somewhere far that I can’t seem to reach. The matrix of how things are happening now seems to be too overwhelming for me. I have learned to appreciate time more and more each day. It seems like it is slipping away from me too quickly and all I can hope for is to not miss anything valuable in life while I am still young. I think life is too beautiful for me to miss..

Charm x Ysan x Rianna

Tennis Court in Roland Park!

One of the reasons why I am grateful to be part of BCC! ๐Ÿ™‚ Roland Park and Five Farms are just too beautiful! This is why we are #21 on the top 40 list of the best country clubs here in America! #yeah #lol

My looovies! ๐Ÿ™‚

with JT and Ardel lol

 

Say hi to my long hair! Heehee ๐Ÿ™‚

New books!! yaysy

Thaaaaank you B!

More cutie stuff from the B! :))

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OOTD

 

 

Jacket:ย H&M

Dress: Forever21

Tights:ย H&M

Early birthday celebration tomorrow,

R <3 xx

Soon

ย “It’s not going to be the same without you all. It’s the saddest thing that could ever happen this month. I just want you to know that it breaks my heart to be away from you and all I want to be is your baby girl forever. Just 4 more months and I’ll be the little oink oink in our home again. #MyLifeToday” — that was me last night, telling the whole world how sad I am for being away from my family.

Truth is, amidst of all the awesome things that I’ve been adding to my closet, shoe collection and whatever stuff that I have been getting, no amount of many can ever repair this loneliness. Having a fabulous life is every girl’s dream. But, being incomplete inside just puts me in a dark phase. I can find differentiate being sad and lonely in so many ways. I am happy…blessed. But this loneliness is making me crappy most of the time, especially this month.

But as what I’ve always believed in, we have to look at the beautiful side in any situation… Just like this beautiful place that we went to 2 Mondays ago.

 

I love how scenic Gaithersberg is..or at least where the mall is! ๐Ÿ˜›

 

Drove for almost an hour and a half to watch a Filipino movie — “A Secret Affair”

Can I just say that Anne Curtis and Andi were so pretty in that movie?? #FanGirlMode

Too bad this mall is far from our place. They have a lot of nice shops and restaurants #Bummer

Thai for lunch!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thai condiments

Tom Yum

One of my favorite Thai dishes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not the best that I’ve had cause it was rather on the sweet side for me. It was still good despite the fact that I was too clumsy for words that I spilled half of my soup on my WHITE pants and turned it into orange..did I mention that I smelled like fish sauce until I got home? Spell HORRIBLE!

Shrimp in Spicy Green curry Sauce

YUMM!!

Minced Chicken with Flat Rice Noodles in Yellow Curry Sauceย 

THE BOMB!! This was so delissssh!

New booties from ze B!

I know I can’t use this until next year,but……

New lippies of the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chocolate x Bracelet straight form Germany!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ From my co-worker and part time Mom at work..Ms Fahimeh!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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OOTD:

I can’t explain how lazy I was to dress up that day…this outfit is just too….blah!

Must eliminate the word LAZY out of my system,

R <3 xx

Rianna Dreams of Sushi <3

11.04.12: Another dream crossed off my listย 

I can’t help but laugh at myself for typing such a silly blog title, but that’s how I am…silly. I am still hyped about the recent direction that I stepped into. It’s another stage full of joy, wisdom and a hint of loneliness. It still seems like a dream to me, but all I know is I am really really reallyย overwhelmedย and grateful to the Big Guy up there for His never ending love and blessings. Also, to my family most especially to my Dad for supporting me in every decision and goals. My heart is pouring out of love and happiness, I still can’t believe it. I have yet reached a juncture where in life has unfolded something beautiful for me..something that answered my questions and something to look forward to. That’s what I love about planning, it gives you excitement and a vision of what awaits you. To my life next year (or should I say the next 2 and a half years), I can’t wait to be a better version of me. To my future life, you’ll get where you want to be soon – without loneliness and with your family ๐Ÿ™‚

Meetย Jiro Ono.

A great sishi Chef that inspired not only me, but everyone else who has watched his documentary. Hence, my blog title. Sushi may be a simple food to some, but he gave more life into it. He expressed more out of it and that’s what made me fall in love with the documentary. Everything about the documentary is still fresh in my memory, it’s just too beautiful and invigorating that it made me realize how fortunate I am to love what I do and to have the passion in what I do.

You must dedicate your life in mastering your skill . That’s the secret to success and is the key to being regarded honorably” – Jiro Ono

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Silly me

School x Shopping Day

Went to Virginia and visited my future ๐Ÿ™‚

Had lunch in this awesome awesome awesome (did I say) AWESOME place in Tyson’s corner!

Wasabi –ย rotating sushi in the middle of the mall!

Say hello to the sushis that we ate!!! They were all so yummy!! I have no words but NOMNOMNOM!

Finished 3 packs of this yummy Japanese peanuts!

 

My favorite! Such a shame that I forgot the name! (But I’m going back so…) I devoured myself with this baby!! Reminded me of Teriyaki Boy’s Philadephia Roll!! Only that this has my favorite – shrimp!

Eel Sushi – ย Top 2 on my list! Definitely one of the bests that they have!! This was so yummy that it took me straight the sushi land!!!

 

Mango Mousse – super creamy and not too sweet. MY kind of dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚

$75 lunch was soooo worth it!

Must try this next time!

Come to Mama! ๐Ÿ˜›

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OOTD

Black x Yellow = Back to School

Top:ย Wet Seal

Inner Top:ย Garage

Wedges:ย Shoedazzle

 

Went for a comfy and simple look for my awesome day in Virginia! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was bright and sunny that day despite of the the cold breeze of air. I wanted to resemble someone that is bright and full of life so I picked the color yellow. Also for good luck, both of my parents love yellow – and it worked! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s as if they were with me while I was talking to the admins. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello, School girl! <3

Loving this week,

R <3 xx

The Space In Between

11.05.2012: Some random dayย 

Multiply has eaten most of my free time for the past few days. It made me exhausted physically and mentally. With them focusing on being a cyber Marketplace, I’ve been spending most of my time sorting and and downloading almost 25k media files from my account. Yes, I’ve uploaded that much of photos and videos for almost 6 years. On a lighter note, I’ve always wanted to download everything from my Multiply account cause ย I have lost a bunch of photos (and I can’t figure out how!). Anyway, this is just what I have been waiting for – a one-click tool that can download everything! But I didn’t know that it would cause such an annoyance and too much downtime in my happy days! Oh well, I just have to suck it up and just wish that my 25k files would be sorted out in no time!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Shopping after work!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Charm a.k.a Nicki Minaj

Say hello to hr new hair-do! Psh. Hahahaha!

Just because we can fit inside the locker!!!!! Lol

Tried Bobby Flay’s burger Palace in Arrundel for our late lunch!

I love how it screams awesome in every spot! From the lights,tables and menu!

Arrundel = Potbelly’s Low-fat Oreo Milkshake!

Sauce variations! ๐Ÿ™‚

S shaped tables! Coolness ๐Ÿ™‚

Dallas Burgerย 
Spice Crusted / Coleslaw / Monterey Jack /
BBQ Sauce / Pickles

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OOTD

I love how this Forever21 top from Ate Raffy hugs my body! I am not into animal photos on my shirts, but this one is an exception cause the top itself looks awesome in any pair of jeans that I have!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cardigan:ย Cotton On

Was kinda feeling animal-ish so I wore my awesome animal printed bootie and animal printed accessories (no photos – boo me!)

Finally catching up on my posts,

R <3 xx

Hello, birthday month!

Cause everyday is my birthday! <3

November has got to be my most favorite month of the year! For me it’s the most awesome and joyful 30 days (plus 10 days cause I usually have a hangover from all of the amazing things that happened during my birthday). This year, it’s going to be different. My family is not around and I know it wouldn’t be the same but I also know that it shouldn’t be a reason for me to make everyday amazing. 9 days has passed and all I can say is – I am grateful to Him for blessing me more and more and more each day!

Welcomed the month with this box from my family!!! <3

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Some of the stuff inside the box! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cutesy iPhone cases from Mama!! ๐Ÿ™‚ BusinessIsMyThing is the best when it comes toย cellphoneย accessories!! <3

Love it so much!! thanks Remo and Klariz!! <3

I am ๐Ÿ™‚

Cutesy rings from my Sissy! She knows me too well <3

Thank you, Daddy!! xx

Look how cute my iPhone is!!! <3

Hahahaha LOL. Wattup

Cutie from Topshop!!!

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OOTD: Greek Festival

Wore the top that my Sissy sent me!!! Look very lovely with white jeans!! <3

Awesome finds! <3

More awesome days to come,

R <3 xx

8 down, 4 to go <3 (maybe)

See you again next year, October! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Last post for the month of October 2012. Time did not give justice to my excitement of wrapping up another month. I was yet again, too busy juggling life and life that I wish there is more time in a day. Anywaysy, life has been nothing but extremely amazing since November started. I cannot wait to disclose the details here, but I’m afraid that I might jinx it if I do it too early!! All I know is, time has just befriended me on my LifeBook! ๐Ÿ™‚

Biggest disappointment of the month:ย Hurricane Sandy x Uber Cold Weather = No costume party slash Trick or Treating for us!! ๐Ÿ™ There’s always a next time, and I am thinking of doing it with my Sissy cause it would be extra fun!

Yadda yadda, here are some random heaps from the 10th month of the year 2012! ๐Ÿ™‚

Greek Salad for the Greek food lover in me! funny how I like Greek food, who would have known that… never mind ๐Ÿ™‚

Wore this ย rad skirt from mi Sissy <3

Drive thru banking..something that we do not have in the PHL yet

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Awesome Finds #1

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Shopping day with Mrs. S

Awesome Finds # 2

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Last day of October – Happy Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚

Spent the entire day with Ysan!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lunch date in Bertucci’s! ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome Italian place near our apartment! ๐Ÿ™‚

Open kitchen plus awesome staff! ๐Ÿ™‚

WARM bread basket! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love warm breads! It really sucks my A every time I am being served with cold bread!! Heating it up wouldn’t hurt…right? Anywaysy, this reminded me of our local bread in the Philippines,ย pandesal.ย 

Free flowing salad!! Ohhh-some! YUM

Myย Chicken Parmigianaย 

Ysan Baked Tortellini and Chicken Gratinatiย 

Their servings were so generous that we had a hard time finishing it!

Got some furn on for winter!! ๐Ÿ˜›

*Thanks to Ate Raffy ofย BusinessIsMyThingย for my cutesy oink oink iPhone case! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me play again…please!! Too bad the pink one doesn’t fit me!!!

Hi Ysan! ๐Ÿ™‚

OOTD:

Animal Print x Royal Blue = Something uber simple for a cold day!

Early dinner in Cheesecake factory!

Ysan’s Red Velvet Cheesecake!

My fried zucchini! (just because we had been eating all day haha)

Super YUMMY hot chocolate!!!!!

“Chillin’ at the bar” LOL

What I have on my bedside now ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t wait to watch A secret affair tomorrow!!

R <3 xx

POTBELLY x IKEA

October Random Heaps

Here we go again.. capping off another month! But this isn’t it yet.. I still have 2 more entries piled up waiting to be shared. This is just a proof of how busy I was for the past month…too much backlogs and so little time! Anywaysy, just like the usual, I have been spending my free time wisely in the most awesome possible way for me, by dining and shopping.

Today, I will be hoping for the best, for some good news, for me to have a path from the One above and give me the anwers that I have been looking for. This is it!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

One of my favorite cutesy restaurants to date! I specifically love them for their….

Yummyย Mushroom Melt

I loved how cheesy this sandwich was!

For selling awesome pastries!

Their dream bar was really DREAMY! It was to awesome for words!

..and of course! My new found love! their low-fat oreo smoothie! Made with vanilla yogurt!!! YUM! <3 <3 <3

Wore this outfit again…but changed the heelsy that I wore! ๐Ÿ˜›

Love this color so much!!! Obviously ๐Ÿ˜›

How cute are these kitchen finds?:)

#WomanPower

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Some random day before work! ๐Ÿ™‚

My new faovrite place – IKEA!!!

Fell in love with their awesome looking restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

Their chocolate truffle fudge was to die for!!!! Wanna have it now…… please

“Embrace Messy Hair”

Something simple for a I-feel-lazy-to-dress-up-cause-its-cold day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Praying for the best,

R <3 xx

New Jersey: Captain G

10.21.12 – 10.22.12 – Ay ay, Captain! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was just last week when this lovely celebration happened. It’s veryย uncomfortable to see how this beautiful place turned into something that is very heartbreaking to see in a matter of one week. Who would have thought that something like Sandy would come along New Jersey.

Pirate cuppies!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Uber delish homemade cupcakes! ๐Ÿ™‚

How awesome is this cupcake tower?:)

Yes, it was a pirateย themedย party ๐Ÿ™‚

The tower when lighted up! ๐Ÿ™‚ The candles made it extra beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Before the distraught. Hello, beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey, Atlantic City! ๐Ÿ™‚

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OOTD

Top:ย Forever21

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Awesome Mexican Fare in New Jersey! ๐Ÿ™‚

Best chips that I’ve ever had!! This oneย definitelyย tops my list!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how it screams homemade tortilla chips in every bite. We chose pico for our salsa which is supposed to be mildly spicy. YUM

My shrimp tacos…. THE BOMB!

Outlet shopping after lunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

New lippies!! Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€

Something for our 6th

Awesome..yes? ๐Ÿ™‚

Crazy about hair candies lately! ๐Ÿ™‚

Will try to catch up with my writing,

R <3 xx

Red Ribbon

10.11.12: Monday on a Thursday

I can’t remember the last time I have been this disappointed. I hate the feeling of not having enough time, the feeling of wasting time..or chances. Or just merely not live each day to the fullest. We only live once, YES. However, some circumstances make it difficult for us to do more important things. I have lived in a world where family is a priority; where a week is not complete without going to church; ย where money is just a source of income and not something that would defy life; and life is celebrated everyday. This may come shallow or trivial, but it really is justย frustratingย when you know you’ve worked hard for something that will make someone..or people happy. ย I know I have earned it..we earned it. We waited for almost a month and now,that weekend is nothing but a plan that never happened. I really wish and pray that I would have the chance to celebrate next year. Cause this year just screwed us..big time.

Richardson Farms after our Delaware shopping trip

A great place for awesome organic finds! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Asian Salad fromย Paneraย for our light lunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

Adored this lovely interior in Forever 21! ๐Ÿ™‚

Paciugo’s Gelato! ๐Ÿ™‚

MAC goodies!!!

Booties from the chorvaers!ย 

New Culinary books for usssss!!! <3

Hey Babies!

New neck charms! Too bad its not as good as it’s supposed to be ๐Ÿ˜

A new baby arrived on our doorstep again!!!

Hey there beautiful!

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OOTD

Curled my hair again!! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

Red dress:ย Terranova

Still praying for an awesome weekend,

R <3 xx

Taste of DC

10.08.12: Celebrating Mom’s Birthday
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Something that transpired last week made me realize how eager I want to some things to just work out and make everything that I have been aspiring for happen in God’s time. Knowing that I have been missing a lot of joyful moment is really pulling me down in a sad pit. Missing my family’s birthdays is one thing, but not being there on that special someone’s birthday is a different story..knowing that we are just in the same place at the same time and the same same same..I don’t know. It just really devastates me. And I hope there is still another year for us to celebrate..but all is left uncertain until the end of the year..maybe.
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Anywaysy, God has turned around everything and blessed me with a beautiful Monday off to celebrate two birthdays in a lovely place at an awesome event! If there’s one thing that my Mom and I likes to do..it is to attend events that are related to shopping and food. So this was a perfect way for me to celebrate her birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday off inย Washington, DC! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Got super excited when I saw these food trucks!!

Some of the foods that we tried:

Spicy Beef x Vegetable Curry Patty

Tastes better with the jalapeno salsa! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken Banh Mi!!

YUM

Bought an authentic jamaican patty from a JAMAICAN!!! Whuut

Best beef patty I’ve ever tried! <3

Our favorite food truck ๐Ÿ™‚

Because of this witty and kind American owner and his Fil-Aussie wife (who is very pretty)

..and of course because of this yummy lamb sausage!

My brother Remo will go crazy about their cookies!!!!

Gooey goodness inside!!! These cookies were AMAZING!!!!

Lamb taco..YUM!

Had thai food) no photos..there were a lot of thai food stalls!! Most people seems to be crazy about their food these days…

It was a super duper cold day for me! Went to Barnes and Noble to warm up for a bit and then headed to H&M and F21 to go shopping! This is why I love DC. It’s like my mini New York, only that it’s not crowded ๐Ÿ™‚

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OOTD: I can finally curl my hair with no help!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Top:ย delia’s

bandage skirt:ย topshop

leggings:ย forever21

Embracing the cold weather,

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Bluer than BLUE

10.01.12: Hello, October!

I loveย celebratingย the first and last day of each month. There’s something about looking forward to a joyful month or knowing that you have spent each day awesomely in every possible way in a month. My absence here on my blog has eaten up my sanity. I feel like this page deserves more and it’s such a shame that I do not have enough time to juggle everything that I want to do. Needless to say, I am still grateful for all of the bigger things that has happened to me.

This has got to be one of those days where in I felt like a Queen cause I was being treated like a Princess. I know I doesn’t make sense much, but when you have these amazing people around you, you just can’t help but be overwhelmed and be speechless.

 

Finally triedย Pei Wei!ย 

It is owned by PF Chang’s China Bistro.

This is like the faster version of PF Chang’s. If you want Asian Food fast, this is definitely the place to go!

My spicy korean chicken! ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM

Touch screen vendo machine! AWESOME!

Oh really? LOL

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OOTD: Something something for a cool day

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Awesome stuff from Mrs. S!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

So in love with these babies!

 

Awesome shopping finds!! <3

Will try my best to update this often (just like how it used to be)

R <3 xx

Color me PINK

Random awesome pink heaps for the month of September.ย 

Sometimes I wish I could just divulge the truth behind beauty in everything that has been happening to me, impart how amazing life has been since the day that I took a risk.But no, I couldn’t just yet and sometimes, it eats me up inside to just skip a beat to all the beautiful moments…just because.

Anyway, I know I have been nothing but a boring human being here in cyberspace. I wish I have more time to do all the things that I love to do without worrying about the fact that it will all come to an end someday. I wish I could have the answers now, but all I know is.. I trust Him. ๐Ÿ™‚

This baby surprised me after I got home from work!!!! Yay

Anotherย investment to our future…… ๐Ÿ™‚ HAHAHA

Made honeydew smoothie one lovely morning! YUM

Cutesy dual purpose storage bin!!!

The chorvaers keeps spoiling me….. hahaha

 

 

Italian dinner with Ms. Lil and Noi ๐Ÿ™‚

Our appetizer minus the portobello cooked in Marsala! ๐Ÿ™‚

Was able to make homemade Italian meatballs with a real Italian lady!!!

Cheesecake x Ice Cream for dessert… #Fatso

Shopping extravaganza last Monday!!!! I was on cloud 9!

For mi Mudra :)) From my hard earned money ๐Ÿ™‚

For my fatso brother who loves drinking soda and maybe beer now!

Can’t get enough of animal print?

The style just hit the spot! Too bad its getting cold already….. ๐Ÿ˜

Under Armour for my brother Remo who fancies hoodies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the color!! Can’t wait for him to get this baby! Its just too perfect for him <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

“The company was founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, a 23-year old former University of Maryland special teams captain for the university American football team. Plank began the business from his grandmother’s basement in Washington, D.C.

Plank, who got tired of having to change out of the sweat-soaked T-shirts he wore under his jersey, noticed that his compression shorts stayed dry, which inspired him to make a T-shirt using moisture-wicking fabric for athletic performance. Major competing brands including Nike, Adidas and Reebok soon followed in Plank’s footsteps with their own version of Under Armour’s moisture-wicking apparel.

By the end of 1996, Under Armour had generated $17,000 in revenue purely by word of mouth. In 1997, Plank had $100,000 in orders to fill and found a factory in Ohio to make the shirts. People began to take notice of the brand when a front page photo of ”USA Today” featured Oakland Raiders quarterback Jeff George wearing an Under Armour mock turtleneck. Following that front page, Under Armour’s first major sale came when an equipment manager from Georgia Tech asked Plank for 10 shirts. The deal with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets opened the door to a contract with North Carolina State. With positive reviews from players, word began to spread and orders began to increase. Under Armour first made a profit in 1998 and received its first big break in the 1999 Oliver Stone movie ”Any Given Sunday”, in which Willie Beamen, played by Jamie Foxx, wore an Under Armour jockstrap. Plank sent samples of his products to the costume designer. Leveraging the release of ”Any Given Sunday”, Plank purchased an ad in ”ESPN The Magazine”. The ad generated close to $750,000 in sales, and nine years after starting the company, Plank finally put himself on the payroll. ย source:ย http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Armour

Just a little background why I am so excited for my brother! I am so proud of this brand!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t wait to wear this outfit!!!! <3

Received a very lovely dress from someone who treats me like her own, Mrs. Stavrides <3 <3 <3

This has got to be the mostย beautifulย dress in my closet..to date ๐Ÿ™‚

Gold x White <3

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OOTD

Welcoming fall with something long… ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally wore another skirt that my Sissy sent me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how soft and comfy my outfit was for that day ๐Ÿ™‚

Tangerine x Light Green makes a beautiful combination ๐Ÿ™‚

My after work face!

Some crazy moment with my long hair that kinda annoyed me that day :))

Excited to shop tomorrow,

R <3 xx

THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Barbie Girl

Outfit post for 08.05.12 New York trip ๐Ÿ™‚

Bought this dress from my Sissy during my second trip in New York ๐Ÿ™‚ Wore it cause…that’s how I roll :))

My accessories! ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved everything that I wore that night! ๐Ÿ™‚

One of my favorite heels! ๐Ÿ™‚ DAS baby ๐Ÿ™‚

Kim K. went to NYC the next day for FNO (I wanted to be in NYC that day but my schedule does not permit to /wrist LOL)

Anyway, I love the fact that our dresses are somehow identical when we were in New York!! ๐Ÿ™‚ How awesome,right?:)

I must be back before October 5th! ๐Ÿ™‚

Not excited about the upcoming season,

R<3 xx

Half a year

Random heaps last ย month – August 2012 ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

6 months, half a year. Oh, how time flies! I must be crazy or something but I feel like time is stabbing me in the back for passing too quickly. Life has nothing but amazing, and I wake up each day saying,this is what I want and the only thing missing is my family around me. Oh well, I still have almost 7 months to make things happen. Yes?

To some, it’s just about clocking in and getting things done. But to me, it’s a journey. Cheesy as it may sound but I have never thought that I would be this happy inside this kitchen.

I am blessed to be surrounded by Professionals who has such amazing talent. People who makes each working day less stressful. I couldn’t translate into words how grateful I am to be part of this team, to work under the 21st best country club here in America and to be mentored by the best Chefs in this state.

photo c/o Sheilaย 

This is how we give love to our roomie,Charm! Hahahaha

Karen’s birthdayย celebration! ๐Ÿ™‚

JT and I LMAO

Ysan and JT

New serrated knife! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚

New awesome baby!

Had lunch downtown for the last day of August! ๐Ÿ™‚

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08.31.12 – Outfit of the day

Vest:ย Forever21

Floral Skirt:ย somewhere in Bangkok

Heels:ย Nava

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Best present this month!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

Chanel lipstick from the best!!! I’m the luckiest ever <3

LEft her heart in NYC,

R <3 xx

Sending all my love

 

08.27.2012: Happy Birthday, brotha!ย 

This was how I celebrated my brother Remo’s birthday. Though I am a million miles away (in myย exaggeratedย world), I still made sure that I would do something to commemorate his birthday. I am so happy that his birthday was on a Monday, a perfect day to pig out,shop and do some Remo-ish stuff :))

Red Robin for lunch

Since he loves steak and burgers, I’ve decided to eat a burger for lunch. Everyone who are close to me knows that I do not normally eat a burger on a regular day anymore.

Strawberry Mojito

My mushroom swiss burger… YUM!!!

Salad for the side and whole wheat as my bun

Made chicken dumplings, sauteed mushrooms and steamed shrimps for dinner. Everything that I love!!!

Went to the state fair with girls to make my Remo day more fun!

Roomies!!!

Overcooked turkey legs x corn

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Outfit of the day:

 

 

Red x Mustard Yellow peg!

Top and shorts from ze sissy ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

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08.03.12

Happy happy birthday to the best Dad ever!! โ™ฅ I am so lucky to be your daughter, blessed to have you as my Dad. I will always be your baby girl, no matter what. I promise to make you proud each day and remember all the things that you have taught me. I miss you extra today and God knows how much I wish to be there with you on your birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you so much!!! โ™ฅ โ™ฅ โ™ฅ

Sending you all my love,

ย R <3 xx

Of missing out

Backlog: First of March 2012

One thing that really pulls me down since I’ve been here is theย actualityย of missing out on important moments for our family. It has been almost 3 days already since my brother’s 20th birthday, and I’m just 3 days away from missing another happy moment – my Dad’s birthday. I am the daughter slash sister who made sue that I will always be there in every event for our family, even if it would be just a random school activity or whatnot. It really breaks my heart to sacrifice a full year of being away and let each event pass with us not being together.

So whatever-ever-chorva (haha).ย Here’s a very memorable day that I would always love to look back to ๐Ÿ™‚

Antipolo Church – home of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

I miss going to the church with my family ๐Ÿ™ Especially with my Dad!

Our trip to Antipolo will not be complete without trying their local and simple food outside the church!

A must every time we go to the church ๐Ÿ™‚

Received a present from Ate Raffy and a sweet letter from Tita Weng <3 <3 <3

Hello Kitty love <3

Last dinner with the family before I left! ๐Ÿ™

Chose a nice and innovative Filipino restaurant since I know I’ll be missing Filipino food a lot

Tuna Salad

Duo of encrusted sesame-peppered tuna and sashimi with crispy tempura bits and wasabi mayonnaise

Everything grilled in a platter! YUM! Oh how I miss charcoal grilled food!!!

Pinakbet

Must cook this baby soon here in the apartment! I miss

Adobo ala Florabel

Florabel’s take on our Filipino dish adobo – served with kesong puti YUM!

Crispy Pata aftermath haha

Went to Borough for dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the best cookies that I’ve ever had!!! <3 I miss!!!

Animal-ish ย day for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

Family <3

Went to KoKo for an after dinner bonding with my cousins x aunts ๐Ÿ™‚

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Outfit of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

I miss you Zara heels!!!

Sleepy and tired,

R <3