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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



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

We Are Young

02.10.13 – eff-you-enn

One of the awesome things that I truly enjoy about my “somehow” independent life here for almost a year now is the fact that I get to experience different things. Things that I could never imagine happening if I did not decide to step out of the shell and move forward. There are things that I have sacrificed to be where I am right now and looking back, the past year has been an amazing journey. A journey that lead me in seeing a bigger picture of how I want my future to be, and why God directed me to this path.


I love celebrating life, in different ways. One of which is to, hangout with the girls and go our for some weekend fun! 🙂





It was yet,another f-u-n night for all of us! Nothing much to say buy yeah…you get my drift. haha!


Went to Quiznos after for some yummy late night sandwich x soup! 🙂




Lace Dress: Forever21


Tights: H&M


I like how you can transform a simple dress into something so chic when you wear it with tights. One of the things that I have always aspired of wearing in Manila is tights. I like how it shapes up your look.



So happy cause I was able to curl my hair nicely!!!! MY sister would be so proud of me when I get home. Hahaha 🙂

P.S.. It takes time and practice for a “used-to-be-short-hair-girl” like me!


VDAY posts, coming up!

R <3 xx


01.15.13: Things that I love doing with you

Some people think it’s silly that I like doing things that are out of the norm. The stuff that they expect me not to do, are most likely to be the things that I would be happy about. If there’s one thing that I would hate when I look back at my life, I would hate to realize that my life has been nothing but a routine. I hate doing the same thing over and over and over again (I hate saying over 3 times but I did it anyway just to express how much I dislike having a routinized life). I do not enjoy going to the same restaurant in 3 months. I just need to be out there,and go place. That’s part of who I am. I walk, I look, I observe — I’m a traveler. I love how my life is different. How I can go with the flow of my own wave, how I have my own wave. And most of all, I love how God blessed me with a very blissful extraordinary life. A life that I am always grateful for. So yeah, that’s me getting caught up about life. Once I start talking about it, I just can’t stop. I JUST LOVE IT!


Spent the first half of our afternoon downtown. Federal Hill brings joy to my eyes. It never fails to make me feel like I am somewhere in NYC. Weird but hyeaaah, that’s me. Haha


We finally tried Stuggy’s. A quaint restaurant that serves specialty hotdogs. YUM!


We forgot what this wild thing is called (boohoo) but this was a special. 😐


Chili with cornbread for me! 🙂 I love how moist their cornbread is!


Went home to this! 🙂 My roomie Charm made “lugaw” / rice porridge! 🙂 YUMSS!


Best part of my day!!! PITANGO!!!!!! <3




Since we do not have any plans for the day, and all I know is we are going to the dentist I’ve decided to wear something comfy and simple. Jeans and a white tank top! 🙂


I chose the colors tan and brown to give accent to the world’s simplest but still stylish pair.


This bag is so me! It scrams travel!


White Tank Top: Forever21

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I love this layered satin blazer! Not entirely perfect for the winter but I like how it made my simple look still stylish! I basically revolved my accessories on this blazer! 🙂


Happy love week!

R <3 xx

Taste of DC

10.08.12: Celebrating Mom’s Birthday
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.
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 is to attend events that are related to shopping and food. So this was a perfect way for me to celebrate her birthday! 🙂

Monday off in Washington, DC! 🙂 

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! 🙂

Chicken Banh Mi!!


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

Best beef patty I’ve ever tried! <3

Our favorite food truck 🙂

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 🙂


OOTD: I can finally curl my hair with no help!! 🙂

Top: delia’s

bandage skirt: topshop

leggings: forever21

Embracing the cold weather,


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Bluer than BLUE

10.01.12: Hello, October!

I love celebrating 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 tried Pei Wei! 

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! 🙂 YUM

Touch screen vendo machine! AWESOME!

Oh really? LOL


OOTD: Something something for a cool day


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. 

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. 🙂

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

Another investment to our future…… 🙂 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 🙂

Our appetizer minus the portobello cooked in Marsala! 🙂

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 🙂

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….. 😐

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

“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.  source:

Just a little background why I am so excited for my brother! I am so proud of this brand!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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 most beautiful dress in my date 🙂

Gold x White <3



Welcoming fall with something long… 🙂

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

Tangerine x Light Green makes a beautiful combination 🙂

My after work face!

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

Excited to shop tomorrow,

R <3 xx

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