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Wedding Diaries: Bridal Registry I

10.2014: beep-beep-beep-bop…scanned!

Hello, dolls!!! 🙂 Happy Saturday!!! We just welcomed spring yesterday and aaah I am so happy.It was a snowy first day of spring but whatevs, I know my beloved warmer days are here. Only a month left until I say I do and gahd I don’t think I can hide my excitement anymore!!! Today is the last Satruday that I will be stressing about working a double (not that I am complaining). I am looking forward to my weekend with A next week! It’s been almost 8 months since we had a full weekend together with nothing to worry about. For all the important things that we have to deal with for our careers, needless to say 2 weeks before our flight to Manila, I think we really deserve a weekend with just the two of us.

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Only one week left…and I can embrace freedooooom!

 The past 2 weeks has been really challenging for A and I. I think I am now at the point where in I feel like I have exceeded my limit when it comes to decision making…like I do not know if I have something hiding inside my head that can help alleviate the situation. Aaaaah… grown up problems are hard! haha DSC_0318A

So now, let me share with you something that made me love being a bride-to-be more — the wedding registry! (more…)

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Almost There

08.24-25.14: Of weekend getaways

Hello, dolls! 🙂 Happy hump day! Aaaah what a beautiful “weekend” it has been. Usually, I would be bummed that our almost 3 day weekend is now over. But since I know that we only have 9 days left until we begin our journey to forever, I don’t think there is room for me to complain. We are getting close!!! We will be home in less than 2 weeks! Which reminds me of the time I went home for my Dad’s 50th birthday, back when it would take me more than a day to travel to the Philippines. The flight alone is already exhausting, the layover and waiting makes it even more draining so I like to have at least a whole day where in I do not have to worry about anything including packing before my loooong flight — that’s why A and I likes to schedule our trips from Baltimore after on or after Monday.

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A and I 12 hours before my flight to Manila last year..brought back a lot of memories when I left Baltimore 2 years ago to go home.

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Love waking up to this!!! (more…)

Day Time Spring Cooking

Hello, sweets!! It’s December again, the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but for A and I… it’s the most exhausting time of the year! I am starting to feel the sappy aura of Christmas here again and the huge difference between December here and in Manila. December here does not feel like December.Everyone wishes for a white Christmas, but with Christmas comes COLD. Cold weather for everyone and the cold lonely feeling for those who are away from their families…like me.

At home, I always look forward to my birthday because I know after that everyone will make it a point that we will be complete for dinner every night for the month of December. December is the ultimate family month for us, but now…. as much as I want to, I would rather cross out dinner on my daily routine. The first week of December was pretty nice because A’s parents were here, I wish they could stay longer. My motivation for the coming days is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! I can’t wait to go to New Jersey and spend time with the family!

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I am starting to miss A…and how we could have lunch together at least 3 times a week. Lately, I am lucky if I get to see him in the morning.

So tonight, I want to remember all the sweet apartment lunch dates that we had during spring.

When life was still warm and lovely.

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Back when I had extra time to go through our cookbooks and try at least one recipe every week. I, of course did something from the Milk Bar cookbook. (more…)

The Milton Inn

Hello, dolls! Hello, December!!! <3 Aaah, can you believe it?? It’s the last month of the year!!! So I had a very lovely birthday weekend, thanks to A and our families for giving me a memorable 24th birthday! 🙂 This weekend has reminded me of how blessed I am and how beautiful life is. It’s no different from how I feel everyday, but this weekend was major! I can’t stop thanking Him for everything, because I know I wouldn’t get to this point in my life without Him.

Anyway, so I still have a gazillion things to post before my awesome birthday weekend. So I will work on my throwbacks and squeeze in my birthday posts once in  a while ( I mean you know the drill,right? haha). Since I am still gushing about my birthday dinner with A, I thought of working on an entry that is quite similar to that — date night with A!

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One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter” – Henry David Thoreau

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I am very fortunate that I have a man who would take me out on special dates even though we are not celebrating anything in particular.

We are celebrating life as we like to put it.

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The Milton Inn is a well known restaurant here in Baltimore. It is a 274 year old fieldstone building, so imagine my face when A and I walked in. It was gorgeous and everything reminded us of BCC. From the food to the service and the decors. (more…)

Cross Street Market

03.11.13 – Early For Spring

Hey Dolls! It has been exactly a week since I last posted an entry, and I am glad that my words  has found its way to the rhythm of normalcy.  I hope it lasts though. Haha. Anyway, as what I have said before, I want the last 2 months of my beautiful journey in the beautiful city where I fell in love in to be shared in a different phase until I see my happiness again… in 130 days to be exact! Different dates will be thrown in once in a while, a bit jumbled up if I may say but I will still make sure that it’ll be worth the read, just like what I try to aim every time I write. So here’s another beautiful memory to write about.. a day that is blessed with the bright sun guiding us to see beautiful things,and photos that preserves our memories of how lovely that day was.

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It’s such a shame that it took me a year to know what’s inside this building. I always see it every time we go on a night out with the girls but I never truly cared to ask what it has to offer. And boo, I keep on shaking my head still for not asking sooner! Cross Street Market is the kind of place that I like to go to on a casual and laid back day!

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It has all kinds of food that I couldn’t eat near our apartment! At least, good food with fresh ingredients if I may add. They have food stalls of home-cooked Asian food, desserts that made my mouth melt and FRESH seafood that I can’t buy in the groceries nearby!

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First stop: Bruce Lee Wings! 

Reminded me of Bon Chon and Chicken Charlie!  It was sooooo good it took me straight to chicken land!

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Second: Oishi Teriyaki for some carbs! :))

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Shrimp Yakisoba x Bruce Lee Wings = HEAAAAVEN!

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Last Stop: Nick’s Samurai Sushi Bar

Since we really really want to go to Wasabi again, but we want to save it for a special day and with special people, we’ve decided that our last meal for lunch should be sushi!

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My eel hand roll….sooooo good!!!!!

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Some nice photos during our stroll

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OOTD:

Since it was a nice sunny day I’ve decided to wear a print that can welcome Spring (though I am 9 days early) and colors that are light in the eyes. I like how soft it looks in the sun and how perfect it is on a nice afternoon date. 🙂

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Wore boots during our stroll so I can last walking for hours without complaining and tights to save me from the cold breeze of air! Haha

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Jacket: H&M

Top: Forever21

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Skirt: Wet Seal

Bag: Louis Vuitton

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What I wanted my outfit to look if it wasn’t too cold!

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Paired with the Topshop wedges we got from NYC! 🙂

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A lovely day for curls!! <3 I love dressing up for him! 🙂

130 days,

R <3 xx

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.

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

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Hello, Charm City!

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Homemade slat scrub!! 🙂

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

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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! 🙂

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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

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Top and Heels: Forever21

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Some annoying self photos to show off my curls! 😛

No no noooooo, I am not ready for thissssssss

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.

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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! 🙂

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Octopus….YUMMS!

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Grilled Octopus 

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

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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
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More sushi!!!
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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!
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Bruce and another yummy sushi platter! 🙂
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OOTD: Girly girl
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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.
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I like how my hair looooks long!!! took me a year to grow it! no more short hair!
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Top and Wedges: Charlotte Russe
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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

Happy 19th,Sissy! :)

01.29.13: Happy Birthday, Boobie!

Probably the last birthday that I will miss this year. It’s so hard to let my family’s birthdays to just come and go. I may be 8,000 miles away from them but I see to it that I always do something to celebrate their birthdays even in a small way.  I might have failed on the Dad part since I am saving it for the best,though it’ll be a gazillion months late, I just want it to be special..just like him. Anywaysy, missing out on my sister’s birthday was really saddening for me,apart from the fact that she makes sure that I get something special from her on my birthday, I feel like I have not given enough to make her feel that I am really blessed to have her as my one and only sister. I don’t know how to express how much I want to make my sister happy in every way possible. It kills me inside every time we talk and I can’t pull her hair or squeeze her or just be the silly big sister that I am to her. It’s been almost a year and it still feels like I have just been here. The loneliness in my heart will never go away when I’m away with my family. But one thing that keeps my life moving forward is the blessings that God has been giving me. One of which is the gift of understanding. Understanding why I am here and my family understanding the path that I chose. It was never easy, it never will be. But that fulfillment that I feel everytime I go to work and learn something is just priceless. And the look on my Dad’s face everytime I tell him stories about work is a gift.

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It was a cold Monday and a bowl of soup is just too perfect . Lucky for me, the both of us were blessed with Monday-Tuesday off again. Perfect to celebrate my sister’s birthday for 2 days! 🙂

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Summer Rolls for our appetizer. The peanut dipping sauce that came with it was just to “AHHH-MAHHH-ZANG” (As Penny of Happy Endings would say it lol)

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Side of veggies for our bowl of awesomeness!

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Avocado shake for  a very cold weather. Nothing can stop me! Haha

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Beef Brisket for me!!! Made me feel like I am home again. This was rally good! We’ve been to a couple of noodle bars already and I must say, this was the bomb!

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Got myself a new baby from Forever21! Yay! <3 🙂

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Jon, chorv’s bestfriend brought us some cuppy cakes from Georgetown Cupcake!!!

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YUMMMS! Happy tummy! <3 Perf for my Sissy birthday! 🙂

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Made Italian chopped Salad, Carbonara (made with pancetta,eggs,parsley), Lamb Chops with Pan-fried Veal Kidney and mushroom ragout for an awesome sissy birthday celebration! 🙂

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OOTD

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Red Skinny Jeans = Birthday! 🙂

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\Wore this top cause to me, my sister is a Princess! 🙂

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Top: delia’s

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Flats: Tory Burch

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Mustache accessories from my siblings!! 🙂

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Almost a year and a month ago 🙂

Happy happy birthday to the best sissy ever!! I can’t wait to bully,shop and do silly stuff with you soon!! Ate Inday should prepare herself for us now cause the best tag team ever will rock her world like boom-boom-shakalaka again! Haha! Me loves you so!!! <3 🙂

Anxious,

R <3 xx

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01.10.13: The crazies “First day of tormenting womanhood cycle:

I have been on my bed since I got home from work and all I can think about is how ugly I look and how awful I feel. “Happy endings” has kept me company and my emotions are just way out of control LOL. But still happiness is overflowing in my heart, I am grateful that I have someone who makes me feel special in every possible way ♥ 🙂 Someone who puts up with my crankiness and craziness. #Forever21″ —  It’s one of those days wherein I wish I am a boy,enjoying each day of the month without having to worry about a certain week. A week of pain, uneasiness and discomfort. Lucky for me, I get to be “one of the boys” once in a while. Mine might not be over the top., but it’s something that I am thankful for about this amazing blessing in my life 🙂

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Cooked dinner for the roomies and some friends after a fun day with ze 2 crazies 🙂

(a) Broiled Teriyaki Glazed Salmon and some fried rice!

(b) Went to the Asian Store and bought the 5 of us chopsticks! 🙂

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OOTD:

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My not-so-girly outfit! It’s very rare that the chorvs would be so excited in buying me something from Forever21. He got all giddy when he saw this Van Halen top. One of his favorite bands!

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I love this airplane necklace to bits! It screams “me”! 🙂

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I know this is gazillion months late but hyeaaah. I won a $100 gift card from Wasabi!! I can’t wait for our sushi day!!!!! <3 First time that I won something on Facebook. if I can recall. haha 🙂

Happy love month,

R <3 xx

Million Possibilities

01.11.13 – Oh,happy days

How do you begin when your thoughts are trapped into a place that you don’t want to be into. How do you begin when you just want to move forward and continue with all the happiness that God has blessed you with for the past year. With everything that has been happening, how do you begin? How do you begin to say, this is enough. When would you know, this is enough. I am a stress ball right now, juggling all the anxieties and upsetting shenanigans that happened in just 6 days. The first 2 days were the hardest, the feelings were bigger than me that my sanity just left my own body. The third day was all about waiting with a hint of day 1. The 4th and 5th were all about feelings. And today, it’s about decision making. Most of you might think that these words doesn’t make sense at all. But see, I have learned something about life recently – life is fair in it’s own unfair way. I am blabbing like  a crazy girl again.  — this was me, 2 days ago.

After everything that I have been through for the past decade, I have learned that life goes on and people change – for the better or for the worse. It is your choice if you want to feel trapped, unhappy and be a failure. You can choose to have freedom in your life, be happy and successful. See, no matter how hard a situation is, when you feel like everything that has been going around you is unfathomable, or when you just see yourself on the ground, remember that, God is with you all the way. I have been blessed with a very dire situation last week. I felt awful and I was in a position where in I just want to escape. But, having God in my life made me realize that this is nothing. I resolved to talking to him more often than the usual. My faith is now bigger than my anxieties and I learned how to defy hope without questioning his ability to make things better in just a snap. I am still amazed, and forever will be, on how God can turn around things for us. In ways that we do not expect. Today is Sunday, and I feel blessed for having the opportunity to go to church and cast all of my prayers upon him. Today is Sunday, and I miss my family more than ever, but God showed me how beautiful my life is. Today is Sunday, God bless you all 🙂

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Random Fridate 🙂

Had lunch in The Cheesecake Factory! YUM!!!

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For the apartment! Yay 🙂

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New issues has just arrived and I still have 2 out of 4 to read from my December issues! Whaaaaat

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OOTD

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Orange is not really my color, but I love how these 2 colors screamed “this-is-a-good-day” 🙂

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..and yes, I’m a robot! Haha

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Steve Madden studded flats! Me love <3 Looks really good with jeans!

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What I have on my bedroom wall 🙂 A reminded of how amazing my family is. The people who gives me strength and the courage to go through each day with a smile 🙂

ASDFGHJKL,

R <3 xx

Christmas 2012

12.25.12: First American Christmas 

I have been blessed with a lot of opportunities again lately. Life has unfolded answers that I have been seeking for the past few months and I am just too overwhelmed with how God has been showing me how amazing my life is – every single waking day. Excitement is overpowering my entire soul. All I know is, I have my fingers crossed and my prayers and hope are getting stronger each day. Let this be it – I tell myself.

Anyways, I do not want this to be another sappy post about me not having my family beside me during the holidays. I feel like, I should look forward to what’s ahead of me instead of looking back to my not-s-good days. So yeah, I am looking forward to this coming Christmas, cause by all means – I will do everything that I can to be with my family 🙂

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My first Christmas stocking 🙂

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I do not know if  I have stressed this out enough, but yeah..Christmas 2012 was very different. 50% of what transpired was something that I have yearned for a long time.

Say hello to the delicious chicken liver terrine that Gerry made. Perfect 🙂

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Presents from the Stavrides’!! I am such a lucky lass!! <3

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Stocking goodies <3

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Super duper soft and lovely gloves x scarf from Joe,Fran,Erica and Julia!! <3

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The best pair of booties that I have! From Mr. and Mrs. Stavrides 🙂

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Lovely headband from Mr. and  Mrs. Stavrides again 🙂

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From Maria and Alex <3

Their presents really melted my heart. It made me feel like they care about me 🙂 Everything that I love!!

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Presents from the girls 🙂

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Presents from the Chorvs!! 🙂

I love everything!!! From the cutesy Paris stuff, to the cookbook and Vera Wang skirt!! I’m blessed <3 🙂

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Awesome airplane ring from the sissy 🙂

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Fab accessories from the Sissy <3

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My family is awesome! They made sure that I will open something from them this Christmas!! <3 🙂

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OOTD

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Red flats: Wetseal

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another present that I got from my Secret Santa this year: Aldo Bag 🙂

Dress: Cotton On

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Praying for the best,

R <3 xx

Forever21plus1: Back to Back

11.30.12: Birthday Treat

Last birthday post: Went to Westfield Mall to treat myself. I don’t want my birthday week to just come and go because my family was not here. It sucks that my parents were not with me to give me a birthday hug nor my siblings to be surprisingly kind to me (lol). what sucks more is that, my grandmother is the one who greets me first during my birthday for 21 years. And now, everything just drastically changed in a matter of 9 months. No one can truly understand how it feels like, to be away, to leave and to miss out a full year. So much for my sappy words, so yeah.. just 3 more months.

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Loaded baked potato (YUM) and Grilled Chicken with Provolone wrap! Happy Tummy!

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Awesome finds of the day:

(1) Dress from Forever21 (2) Dress and cutesy top from Lauren Conrad’s collection (3) Dainty top from Papaya (4) Awesome tops from delia’s! 🙂

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J.Lo Heels!!! <3

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Another birthday treat from the Stavrides’ <3

Made fresh pasta with the chorvs 🙂

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Super delicious pasta!!! Too yummy for words <3

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Heart shaped chocolate marble cake baked by Mrs. S <3 I am so blessed 🙂

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Top: From my Sissy 🙂

Pants: Cheap Monday

Can’t wait to see what’s in store for me on January 1st,

R <3 xx

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! 🙂 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! 🙂

with JT and Ardel lol

 

Say hi to my long hair! Heehee 🙂

New books!! yaysy

Thaaaaank you B!

More cutie stuff from the B! :))

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OOTD

 

 

Jacket: H&M

Dress: Forever21

Tights: H&M

Early birthday celebration tomorrow,

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! 🙂

Cutesy iPhone cases from Mama!! 🙂 BusinessIsMyThing is the best when it comes to cellphone accessories!! <3

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

I am 🙂

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

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

Another reason to love Mondays

09.18.12: First Hug

God has recently blessed me with another reason to love Mondays more. Apart from the fact that we all get to be off that day, it is also the day that we could spend some quality time and have dinner with an amazing family (just like mine) that I love so much! 🙂 One of the reasons why I feel blessed for having someone who treats me like Queen everyday is the gift of having a second family who cares about me and makes sure that I am well and happy each day. It is overwhelming to be surrounded by people who makes me feel special and loved, especially in times when I feel lonely because of my family. Having another reason to look forward to every Sunday helps me get through each working day. Every time I feel like I’m trapped in something or when the suffocation of stress feeds my insanity, I would just think of the awesome Monday ahead of me.

Finally went to Costco!! A heavenly place for grocery lovers like me!! 🙂

Vanilla Yogurt with Berries from ze Mom! Super sweet treat!!!

Greek Wafer Rolls! Too yummy for my life!!

 

 

A carrot from their backyard! Ohhhhsome!

Homegrown grapes!! 🙂

Jhade and I! 🙂

It was another lovely Monday dinner with their family! They made everything that I like again and tried to make me fat…. sigh lol 🙂

Some stiff from our little shopping in White Marsh! Fall pieces!

AWESOME bangles for my Sissy and I!!!!!

LOVE at first sight…

Cause I can’t help my self!

Goodies that made my heart melt!!! <3 Thank you so much to ze Mom!!!!! <3 <3 <3

Asian stuff from our Asian Market trip! :p

Funny photo on instagram!!!Missing my batutsy soooo much! <3

Moist in the car…not yet ready to embrace Fall!!!

Just because I still have a couple of summer clothes that I haven’t worn yet!!! LOL

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OOTD: Ribbons

Wore the bottom that my Sissy sent me!!! Thank you so much!!! <3

iPhone 5…soon 🙂

R <3 xx

Pink Flag

I just got home from the biggest event that I’ve worked for in my life! I couldn’t put into details how this day reminded me of grateful I am to be part of this club, to cook for elite people,and to work with talented people. God has really blessed me on this one. 🙂 I welcomed my 4th month here in the states today by celbrating the 4th of July on the 3rd day of the 7th month of the year! 🙂

Pink x Blue/Turquoise peg!


Top: Forever21

Bandage Skirt: Zara

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Since we had Chinese delivery after work tonight, it reminded me of the last night that I had dinner with my favorite babies 🙁

Treated them for a small Chinese dinner here in the apartment.

Missing y’all <3

Tired and excited to go home early tomorrow (hopefully),

R <3 xx

The Girl and New York: Times Square

06.18.2012: Spent the rest of the afternoon in Times Square. We did a lot of walking, but I did not mind, I do not care if I was in my killer heels. That’s one of the beautiful parts in travelling – you walk to see ; you see to appreciate things.  New York is such a busy city, you could see people everywhere and almost all streets are jam-packed with vehicles. I did not think twice in commuting around this city, I think it’s the best way to get around (when you’re not from here) and immerse myself.

I’ve always wanted to ride the subway in New York,. So yeah, I was kind of excited about this! Haha

Still wearing flats :))

Disclaimer: I covered my face in most of my photos in this entry. Don’t ask me why..but whatevs. :))

Love, R

Times Square!!!!

Spent the afternoon shopping.  We know that we would be back in NYC in no time, so we are not really in a rush in going to places like the Rockefeller, Statue of Liberty and the like.

Jamba juice was quite disappointing for me. Don’t hate me for saying this,but what’s the fuzz all about? The service was less more than we expected too. Eek 😐

Bought this from a Chinese lady who gave me this for a bargain price of $33 instead of $45! AWESOME!

Not a hoodie type of girl, but this is something that I would love to have in my closet! Haha

Can’t wear this anytime soon though

AWESOME pieces!!

Basically, I did not shop in Forever21 and H&M. This city has those stores already, and I just want to raid the shops that we don’t have here.

Aldo x Zara x Topshop = HAPPY SHOPAHOLIC!!! <3

Next Stop: Dinner and Leigh! <3

Late night schedule tonight, yay or nay?

R <3

The Girl and New York: Asian Afternoon

First part of our awesome NYC weekend!:) I love how God puts everything into place. It was raining in Baltimore, gloomy at New Jersey but extra beautiful in New York that day! The weather was perfect…for my outfit! Haha 🙂 But whatever, God has once again amazed me about life. 🙂

Cars heading North = NYC bound

I love taking photos of huge bridges! It doesn’t only connect me to one place to another, it also connects me to the world 🙂

OHHHH YES! Got super giddy when I saw this view!! Yaaaaysy 🙂

Very scenic <3

En route to NYC’s Chinatown.

I don’t know if it’s a downside or whatever,but here’s the thing that I have to deal with for being with someone who fancies Asian Food! Hahahaha 🙂

Got super ecstatic when I saw quickly!!!  Will definitely look for Cha Time when I go back 🙂

Milk Tea Pudding x Taro Milk Tea

AWESOME!

Topshop’s fabulous window!!

Too lovely for words.

Happy baby! Haha 🙂 Outside Topshop!

Zara!!!! How I missed thee!

Reminiscent of Hong Kong.

Asians x Busy streets x Signs written in Chinese! haha

Best Asian Place we went to so far! 🙂

I wasn’t excited about going to another Asian restaurant with the chorvaers at first. But when I saw the chandelier and huge Chinese door, it made me a bit excited to sit and dine! 🙂

So sad that all of the food photos are too yellow-ish for this blog 🙁

They had “push carts” rolling around the huge place! It was quite packed for an afternoon delight, and yes..it was that good! Chicken feet were quite disappointing since I’ve had better CF back home (PHL). But whatever, had an awesome late lunch date still 🙂

Most awesome part of our dining experience – TAHO!!!!!! OMG. Got megaaaa excited when I saw the taho cart!

Just had to cover my face. But whatever. I got my taho, finally!!! <3

Awesome afternoon,indeed!

Next Stop: Time Square <3

Can’t wait for this day to be over,

R <3 xx

Hello, Summer 2012

Tax free shopping day outfit! 🙂 Since the weather has started to warm up already, I’ve decided to wear something “summer-ish” and weather friendly! I know we’d be walking a lot so I paired this outfit with a flat s 🙂

I am embracing another dreadful week again 😐 One day-off, opening/morning to closing and an average of 150 covers (weekdays) & 240 covers (weekends) during dinner service (and yeah, I am so grateful to be part of the line. The busy lunch service that we are having ever since the last week of May is a different story. Uhh. 5 cooks versus elite members who likes to order high-class food.

Another beautiful morning 🙂

At Barnes and Noble! Haha 🙂

Lovin’ my Topshop flats!

Top: Forever21

Skirt: Pink Manila

Whadddup

Will try to post another entry after work tomorrow,

R <3

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