How To Feel Less Guilty About Overeating During The Holidays | Holiday Menu Ideas

Hello, dolls! Hello, 2021! The first week of the new year was pretty heavy for most of us with everything going on but I hope you are still able to find little joys that could turn life around positively for you. The holidays may be over, but I know a lot of us are still dealing with the heaviness of every meal that we ate between Christmas shopping and embracing the New Year.

If you are like me who goes through phases of physical guilt, self-loathing, and a promising diet plan that will only last a month (tops), then your head is probably spinning now too. My body is experiencing some grown-up changes now that I am 30. I get it, 30 is not old but definitely I definitely do not function like when I was 18. Dealing with cheat days and especially overeating during the holidays used to be unbearable but with my healthy helpers, I am able to get some quick relief whenever I need it.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Young Couples | Persona Nutrition Honest Review

Hello, dolls! Hello, Christmas season! 2020 may have changed a lot of things for us but I am glad to see the Christmas spirit stronger more than anything else. Seeing the rising number of positive cases go up again is alarming. As much as I would love to spend time with some of our close friends here in Baltimore, I know the smartest thing to do right now is to lay low and wait until things get a little better in the “outside world” again. I am in full precautionary mode again because in the past 8 months, some people close to my heart got the virus and had their lives altered so drastically. I felt so helpless knowing I cannot do much aside from letting them know how much I care about them through text message.

The holidays are around the corner and I know one of the ways we can feel normal is through Christmas presents. Now that we are staying home more than ever, here are some gift ideas that will surely help calm our minds and remind us that it’s okay to relax and enjoy the little things.

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Christmas 2014

12.25.14: Merry Chirstmas

Hello, dolls! Hello, Tuesday. 3 days has passed since we welcomed February and I can already see a million posts on Facebook and Instagram about Valentine’s day (most of them are the usual highschool-ish posts about being single on Vday #ugh). So anyway, Valentine’s is something I do not really forward to every year. After being disappointed when I was still in high school…cause you know?HS Valentine’s is all about flowers and chocolates — and I am not big on receiving flowers if it’s not from my Dad so yeaaap — and oh no good Vday dates until A came in my life so yeah…Valentine’s was not in my zone for a long time. As far as I’m concerned, Valtnine’s is for my Dad and I.

So I am ALMOST done with my Holiday diary. I am pretty happy with my bloggingย last month because I was able to accomplish 90% of the posts that I wanted to share. This month I can finally write about our Bangkok trip which I am really excited about! ๐Ÿ™‚


What a beautiful sight to wake up to on Christmas morning! ๐Ÿ™‚


One of the 3 Christmas trees in the house. Really gorgeous and perfect because of the beach themed colors and ornaments!


Before I officially wrap up my Christmas posts, let me share with you our lovely Christmas dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading “Christmas 2014”


12.25.14: Merry Christmas!

Hello, dolls! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday!! Aaaaah it has been a very long day and I am just so happy to be sitting on the couch, catching up on my show,blogging while looking at wedding stuff, and eating a hot delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup cooked by A. (so yeaaap I like to multitask!) Anyway, tonight I will clear my mind by sharing what our Christmas morning looked like this December.


I was super excited to wake up on Christmas morning.

I was motivated to wake up early that day.First because of my family that I was able to talk to, and second…the presents!!!


presents, presents, presents!

..and there were still a lot hidden behind the chairs.


Can’t call it Christmas morning without our Christmas jammies <3DSC_0759A

It was love at first sight when I saw these PJs. I feel like it was made for me! Eiffel tower?? Yes please!

Super perfect for Christmas! I am seriously convinced that I am going to wear this again for Christmas Eve this year… unless I find something just as adorbs. Continue reading “CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR ENGAGED COUPLES”

Christmas Eve Menu Ideas: Seafood and Italian Food

12.24.14: WISH

Hello, dolls! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Weekend!! We are now on day 17 of 2015, how has your year been so far? I wonder if I can ever feel that time is moving normally, like I am not chasing after it. For the past year, a lot of great things happened that kind of wish that 2014 could be longer…you know? Like…it’s too good to end.

I like how the holidays are at the end of the year. I feel like we are being rewarded for all the hard work that we did, love and kindness that we gave, and sacrifices that we made. And at the same time, be blessed with His presence and the realization that He is with us throughout the year. Cause honestly, nothing can make us feel better than the faith that we have for Him within us.


My Christmas Eve was beautiful. We woke up in New York, talked to my family in MNL during the day, and spent the holiday with our family here in New Jersey.


This was the second time I’ve spent Christmas away from my family. But you know what’s amazing? God blessed me with another family that I can be with..without even asking for it, He gave me A and his family. Continue reading “Christmas Eve Menu Ideas: Seafood and Italian Food”

Life Goals At 25

Hello, dolls! ๐Ÿ™‚ 3 days has passed since we welcome the new year, how was your 2015 so far? I honestly don’t feel like it’s already 2015, maybe because I am drowning with all the responsibilities that I have to do before this month ends (God I really need to get it together) or maybe because I still can’t believe that I will get married, see my family, and turn 25 THIS YEAR! It’s crazy how life scares us with time sometimes, I feel like I can never have enough days in a year — especially starting 2012, cause since then life has been amazing and I always get this feeling that I do not want that year to end.

Anyway, I stopped doing resolutions when I turned 15, cause after 10 days I forget about all the things that I want to change about myself and end up with a piece of paper that didn’t make sense at all by June. I feel like goals work for me better cause I like to make things happen.

So now, let me officially welcome 2015 by giving you 15 of my goals this year — for my family, love, and myself.




1. Holidays

As we close out the holiday season, I am putting this one first. This is the second time that I celebrated Christmas and New Year away from my family and just like everyone else who has the same situation as mine, I do not like it —- it’s hard. So this year, my goal is to not make 2015 the third time that I will spend the holidays away from my family.


2. Embrace them as many times as possible

Cause no matter what happens, I will always always go back home to see my family. I can’t wait to be back in Manila in April and sleep in my room, wake up and hear my Dad’s voice, try Mama’s new recipes, and be silly with my siblings. So when I come home this year, I want to be a better hugger, and hug them just like how my Dad hugs us. Continue reading “Life Goals At 25”

December in Manila

12.2013: Memories at home

Hello, dolls! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Christmas Eve!!!!!!! Aaaah another year of spending the holidays away from my family, but thank God this year is not going to be sad or anything because I have A’s family with me. I sometimes feel guilty when I overlook the sad part of being away from home, I feel like I am cheating.

I miss home… I miss all our December traditions. I know it’s too much to ask, but sometimes I wish I have both.


The food that I make at home helps me remember all the good moments that I had with my family.


Just like this Chocolate Cupcake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Frostingย that I made for my family who loves to eat desserts like me. Continue reading “December in Manila”

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Staff Holiday Party 058

with my favorite homie,Alyza! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Decided to wear this lovely necklace from ย Forever21ย to cover up the low see through neck line of the dress ๐Ÿ™‚


I love everything about this white dress fromย Love Culture!!!ย 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 fromย Forever21



Gotta love gold!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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



The 100th restaurant that we’ve eaten to!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Iย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Someday, they would understand,

R <3 xx