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24: Happy Birthday Girl

11.29.2014: 24 is awesome

Hello, sweets! Ahhh…the past few days has been crazy stressful for me. I am blessed with a challenging situation that I know will make me a better worker. Times like this I am happy that I have this blog to let my feelings out — to unwind, to remember all the great things that happened in my life, and forget about all my miseries.

I do not have a lot of birthday posts like the previous years. In fact, I only have 3 this year. My birthday was eventful and I can honestly say that 2014 has brought me a lot of highs and one major sad event that will never make me forget this year.

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A knew that I will not feel a 100% complete on my birthday because I am away from my family. But despite of that, he still made me the happiest birthday girl!

The thing about A, since he knows I don’t have everyone that I grew up with and need here by my side, he tries his best to be all that.He is super amazing!

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A knows I NEED to have a delicious slice (or more) of cake for my birthday. So the perfect fiance went to one of the best pastry shops here in Baltimore and surprised me on my birthday with a DELICIOUS mango and chocolate mousse cake.

 I love it when A goes behind my back to surprise me! haha (more…)

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Hello,24!

Hello,sweets!!! 🙂 I am officially 24!!! I feel like the past year went by really fast! I have a vivid memory of my 23rd birthday celebration, I feel like it was only yesterday when my family and I were all gathered at Relish for my birthday dinner. I am going to take quick break from my throwback posts today. I have so much joy in my heart right now and I know there is no better way to express my gratitude to the people who made my 24th birthday memorable but to put my feelings into words…especially to my loved ones from the other side of the world who made sure I will not feel the distance of being away from them.

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Today, instead of my usual thank you post.. I will enumerate 5 things that made my birthday PERFECT 🙂

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1. Family Time

This is my second birthday away from my family and just like how many of you would imagine, it’s hard. I get sentimental days before my birthday and spend my nights wishing I have my Dad close to me. Thank God for technology because I was able to Facetime with my family right at midnight. Filipinos are all about birthday salubong and I am so happy that I got to welcome my birthday with my family!!!

They had a party for me with all my favorite birthday dishes. Mama did a great job in making our dinner table look amazing again!! I wish I was home to eat with them all…to eat a huge serving of Mama’s pesto…a bowl of spaghetti…a piece of chicken..and a slice of the avocado cake that they got for me!!!

It was the 2nd time my family did that for my birthday, and I wish we do not have to spend more of my birthday away from each other!!!

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2. Happy Birthday!

This year’s birthday greeting were all heartwarming. I received messages from people I did not expect to hear from. I love reading long messages, and greetings that has a little touch of love.

I know I am a bit slow but I promise to respond to all of you before my bridal shower 🙂

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3. Surprise!

A did everything to make my 24th indelible. I am the luckiest and happiest birthday girl ever because I have an amazing fiance who will do anything just for me to have a smile on my face all day. The effort of waking up early and keeping things a secret from me (which is always a great challenge for him haha!) made my heart melt. He pulled everything off perfectly and I can honestly say I couldn’t have a more flawless birthday!!

 

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4. Happy Tummy!

Since A and I have to work until late on my birthday, so we made sure that we will have a lovely brunch celebration with our family here. A suggested that we go to this beautiful brunch place and it was the most perfect birthday brunch place!! We all had a great time and everything was exceptional!!!

Aaaaah I can’t wait to share everything with all you soon!!!

 

 

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5. 24

I did not have all day to celebrate my birthday with A.. I was away from my family..and I had to endure a long day at work. But believe me when I say, I had a perfect 24th birthday. I wouldn’t have it any other way. All the love that I received on my special day is more than what I could ask for.

I am sending everyone my love and kisses for making me the happiest girl yesterday!!! I am claiming 24!!!!! <3

xx

R

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.

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Thursday Pizza x Pitcher night

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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! 🙂

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

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Friday Night Out

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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.

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Heels: Aldo

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Blazer: Forever21

Floral Top: Bayo Kids (yes kids!) 

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Saturday Night is for Matt! Happppy Birthday 🙂

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

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

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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

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.

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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 🙂

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with my favorite homie,Alyza! Haha 🙂

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

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

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OOTD:

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

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

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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!

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Heart ring from my Sissy x Gold bangle from Forever21

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Gotta love gold!!! 🙂

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

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100th

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

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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!!! 🙂

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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

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

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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

I’d walk to you if I had no other way

Last part of our awesome trip last 07.08.12 – 07.10.12 🙂

I love ending a “chapter” with an outfit post. I don’t know why but I just like the hyped feeling of knowing that I will get to dress up again after a few days of posting an entry about style.

#NoEdit Embraced another bright and sunny day outside the state that I live in 😛

Just had to cover my ugly face :)) HAHA

Top: Honey Comb

Studded Leather Shorts: Forever21

Soft shades of pink and black for the day! 🙂

I love wearing this pair of heels every time I go to a new City!!! 🙂

Fell in love instantly when I saw this studded leather shorts in Forever21!! 🙂 So fab!

One of my favorite rings to date! 🙂

Tell me what you think 🙂

Can’t wait for our weekend trip (again).

R <3

First: Dinner and Everything Nice

Third part of our DC trip! 🙂 I love how we were able to stretch our day and make the most out of it! I am such a lucky girl!! 🙂 <3

Harry Potter-ish :))

Spent more than an hour inside this huge Forever21! I was so close to having a headache cause  there were too much beautiful pieces surrounding me!! I just want to have them all! The one in New York is bigger and I think I’ll pass out the next time I go there! :)))))

Had dinner at Bistrot du Coin. Too French for my life #chos

P.S. The photos sucks! 🙁 I won’t blab about it since it’s too disappointing and once again, my camera did not give justice to these amazing plates! 🙁

Dolcezza for dessert!! Italian ice cream lovin’ <3 <3 <3

Had 2 large cups because of their hazelnut gelato!! OMGGGG

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Received my OtterBox that day! I am so in love with it because it’s too perfect for my workaholic life! :)) I always drop my phone or get it all wet when I’m at work 🙁 Protecting it with this AWESOME case makes my life less-stressful..#echos #OA! But seriously speaking though, not having to worry about my phone when I’m at work is such a breather!

P.S. That white clip thingy is removable! 🙂

Pink and White!!

It will look kinda bulky than the usual but I find it awesome still. iPhone is iPhone!

Forever21 finds!! <3 Loveeeeee!

Next: Outfit posts! 🙂

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Hello Memorial Day,

R <3

Spoiled

How awesome is it to shop with no limit? Much more to shop with your Dad who just waits patiently and urges you to buy more. My being addicted to shopping is highly influenced by my Dad. I grew up  spending my normal weekends in the mall, patiently waiting for my Dad as he tries on clothes or whatever catches his shopaholic radar! Anyway, after having a fun-filled afternoon with LA & Caloy last 02.20.12, my Dad picked me up in Greenbelt and had a Father-Daughter bonding :))

We went to PAL first to run some errands. I like being tagged along with him when he goes to PAL or anywhere near the airport! I feel calm and inspired every time I pass by the airport or see an airplane! <3

I officially miss Akiba’s matcha yogurt drink now after seeing this photo!! I am currently having an intense craving for milk tea since yesterday!! 🙁 It’s so saaaaad 🙁 Milk Tea x Manila, I MISS YOU!

Dropping by Akiba is a must when I’m in Megamall. I love Matcha flavored drinks so I made my Dad try Akiba’s Matcha Trifle! So glad he loved it! 🙂 <3 YUM

Huge bag of awesomeness from Forever21!

I love shopping with my Dad!! He doesn’t say “no” Hahahaha (whuuuut a greedy girl this girl LOL)

Got these cutesy Forever 21 pens!!Gave the pink pen to my Sister since I know she wouldn’t take it if I give her the yellow one :)) It only occurred to me that I could’ve got another set of pens from Forever21 if I have bought anything worth 400PHP to add to my bill! #Sayang

This welcomed me when I arrived home 🙂 My sissy is such a sweetheart! <3

How cute is this key chain? 🙂 I want to see the Eiffel Tower with my family!!! No one else, but my family! <3

My Dad did not wait for me for almost an hour and a half in Forever 21 cause that would be too unforgiving (haha) :))  He bought me these 2 babies on the first hour of my shopping extravaganza! Aren’t they cute? We both love these because they are super lightweight and the color is super girly! The Travel Club is really the place to go for travel needs! 🙂

Accessorize is one of the “accessory havens” in Manila!! I just couldn’t refrain myself from not buying the babies inside the envelopes! :))

So yeah, decided to post this since it’s Saturday and I miss shopping with my family! 😐 Ugh,, time will fly… it will!

Just because I want to post anything that has been taken here ..and unfortunately my face is in it! #chot

Hi from somewhere far from the Philippines,

R <3

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