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Posts tagged ‘vacation’

THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Barbie Girl

Outfit post for 08.05.12 New York trip 🙂

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

My accessories! 🙂 Loved everything that I wore that night! 🙂

One of my favorite heels! 🙂 DAS baby 🙂

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!! 🙂 How awesome,right?:)

I must be back before October 5th! 🙂

Not excited about the upcoming season,

R<3 xx

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THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Times Square at night

08.05.12: Bright lights in the city that never sleeps

Last part of our awesome trip in NYC. It’s amazing how Times Square could turn into something different during the night. The bright lights that makes the city more alive and the vibe that you get because of the happy energy that you get from everyone who is there are just some of the things why I love New York…and everyone else 🙂

Yellow Cabs! 🙂

Barbie House in Toys R Us

My Barbie girl-ish outfit :))

Find us hahaha 🙂

LOL

Blurry photo cause it was raining. Boo

Say hello to,Kambi 🙂 A ramen house in 14th street between 1st and 2nd avenue 🙂

Was able to take a snapshot of the quaint restaurant before the group of Japanese teenagers came. Haha

Yummy chicken teriyaki salad!!

Yummy ramen!!! 🙂

Everything homemade…awesomeness!

Sleepy and tired,

R <3 xx

THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Down by the water

08.05.12 – City Sightseeing by the wate

4th entry about our awesome trip in NYC a week ago. I was a bit hesitant in going to this boat tour cause it started drizzling while we were waiting for the ferry bus but one of the things that I uphold when it comes to life is to never miss an opportunity.Especially when it comes to seeing something beautiful.

Some pier in NYC

Gelato while waiting for the ferry

 

Had to wear a silly raincoat because of the rain 😐 Boo

Hello, Brooklyn bridge! 🙂

Official photographer of the day – Karen! 🙂

So happy that we are on the twilight cruise batch!!! 🙂 NYC looked more stunning!

Statue of Liberty!!!

With ze girlies 🙂

Had the privilege to meet the captain and take photos inside!!! 🙂

 

90 minutes worth of fun 🙂

2 more NYC entries to go!! 🙂

R <3 xx

THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Emipre State Building

08.05.12 – Empire State of Mind

Third stop for our awesome trip in New York last Tuesday. We did not plan anything for that day, so everything that transpired throughout our trip were  spontaneous.It started raining on our way to the Empire and it was a bit disheartening for us thinking that it might last until the evening, but as soon as we arrived outside the building the rain stopped so it was a fortuitous day for us 🙂

Hello, Empire State!

The view was very breathtaking, it felt so surreal 🙂

My favorite building in NYC 🙂

Can you see the Statue of Liberty?:)

It was super windy and cool at the deck.zomg

With ze girlies! 🙂

c/o Alyza/Karen

Happy Monday off!!

R <3 xx

THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Grand Central x New York Public Library

08.05.12: Young Folks

I am sleepy…tired..sleepy and tired. I hope this will not turn out to be a boring post cause my words are somewhere far and I couldn’t seem to find them.

Hello Grand Central!

Reminded me of the pilot episode of Gossip Girl 🙂

With ze grlies! 🙂

(c) Alyza/Karen

New York Public Library for the second time 🙂

 

Hope you enjoyed the photos at least!

R <3 xx

THE GIRL AND NEW YORK: Jollibee

08.05.12 – Beeda ang Sarap

First part of my third NYC trip 🙂 Karen suggested that we should go to Jollibee for lunch, so off we went. In my normal world in the Philippines, I try to keep my distance from fast food as much as possible cause I’d rather eat on a table with white linens and enjoy the greatness of life in my mouth :)) But this was different, I am already away from home for 6 months, and anything that says Philippines in it excite me. I felt like a kid with a happy meal in happy land with happy food…yeah, you get the picture haha

Love 🙂

We all screamed when we saw the sign. LOL

Went to their branch in Jersey City cause its much nearer from where we were.

With “Charmee” aka Snooki of Jersey Shore hahaha

Hello Jollibee food! YUM

They all tasted the same!! From the gravy to the palabok and spaghetti! YUM My belly was tumbling out of joy the whole time <3

Taro x Pandan pearl shakers! YUMEH

With ze big bee

MANILA Ave. <3

Just a tunnel away from NYC… 🙂

Hello,NYC! 🙂

Next Stop: Grand Central x New York Public Library

Can’t wait to be back,

R <3 xx

Half a year

Random heaps last  month – August 2012 🙂 

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 Sheila 

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

Karen’s birthday celebration! 🙂

JT and I LMAO

Ysan and JT

New serrated knife! Yay 🙂

New awesome baby!

Had lunch downtown for the last day of August! 🙂

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08.31.12 – Outfit of the day

Vest: Forever21

Floral Skirt: somewhere in Bangkok

Heels: 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

Brunches…and munches

08.19.12 – Sunday brunch at B with the B 

Hello downtown! 🙂

A quaint restaurant that is filled with awesomeness! Everything about the restaurant is just too remarkable 🙂

Crispy Pork Belly with Salsa Verde

Thought to myself: I used to eat this all the time at home when I was younger – hello, liempo.

Mussels with Green Curry Sauce and Cilantro

Eggs Benedict

Everything is nicely plated and the location of the restaurant is just too perfect for it’s outstanding facade. Can’t wait to be back for dinner…soon! 🙂

Hello lovely Sunday morning! 🙂

Shopped with Jhade after my lovely brunch with Maria and Jee! 🙂

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08.26.12 – Saturday brunch

Went to Gertudes, another awesome restaurant situated in an Art Museum .

Number 1 brunch place in this city in open table. #ohYeah

Corn Muffin x Biscuit with Butter x Strawberry Jam!

Biscuit x Strawberry Jam = A total jump-starter for out Saturday morning! 🙂

White tablecloth x urbane interior..so yeah, I loved this place!

My white garden omelette!

First time to have squash in my omelette….it was so good I finished this imelette in no time!! Let’s not forget how cheesy it was..YUM!

 

My brunch-ish outfit! 🙂

Hello,September!!

R <3 xx

Washington DC: FOURever21

08.20.2012: Advanced for the fourth

What I love about my location now,apart from the fact that it’s a rich state is the idea of just being minutes or hours away from most of the beautiful places here in the States. One of which is, Washington DC. I love DC for its food and how it boldly teaches us about America’s history. This place is very rich in beauty and they have ZARA!! Lol :))

Started our trip in DC’s Chinatown (of course LOL)

Best General Tso’s chicken that I’ve had!!! 🙂

My fortune cookie was very accurate!!! 😛

visited a couple of museums after lunch 🙂 Photos below:

Best part of our museum time!! Scavenger hunt!! <3

Pins as our prize for finishing the “hunt” 🙂

This area is very beautiful!! Saw a lot of youngsters hanging out with their laptop/books 🙂

Hey,DC!

Julia Child’s kitchen is finally open!!! 🙂 So happy!

First ice cream truck experience. LOL

I know my blog had a little downtime, but I hope this won’t keep you off or bored or whatever-ed (HAHA) :)) I’ll try to move away from my boring side and blab more..more..and more! 🙂

Hoping to be somewhere 3 hours away from here SOON,

R <3 xx

I scream “TRAVEL”

08.14.12: Awesome Monday

I feel like my head is about to shut down in just about 15 seconds, as much as I want to make this a happy post, I feel like I’ll just turn it into a sappy and boring entry. So before I do so, I’ll just let my fingers do the job. #headache

I fell in love instantly when I saw this top in H&M

Went to Annapolis Mall for some tax free shopping.

It was quite disappointing cause I felt like they hid all the good stuff because of this week long tax-free event. Boohoo

Aztec day again! 🙂

Wore this awesome airplane necklace from my siblings! Looks perfect with my ” I LOVE LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS” top! Don’t you think?:)

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Went to Sheila’s going away backyard party after shopping! 🙂

I know I look horrible in this photo, but I will def miss you babycakes!!! We make a good team (hahaha) and I’ll miss working with you 🙁

Scents from Bath and Body Works x Undies from Victoria’s Secret

Love at first sight

My pink knife bag!!!!

Thank you chorvaers!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Rearranged ze room! (a habit that is hard to break lol)

Pink lamp from the chorva!!!!!

Furry box that is hard to resist.. another stuff from the chorva! lol :)))) I’m such a spoiled baby!

Dealing with a headache now,

R <3 xx

Stalking Horse

08.12.12 – Horse x Shoe(s)

I’m hungry and I feel bad for not updating this blog as often as I could. Anyway, my words are somewhere and I couldn’t seem to find it. All I know is, I’m excited to be off tomorrow!! I cannot believe how time flies, after tomorrow I’ll be embracing another weekend again. How awesome is that? And then another Monday!!!

Saturday habit with ze girls 🙂

Loving the background!

Always a fun night with them!!

Cray cray night as usual!

Blue x Tangerine Peg!!!

Heels: Forever21

Top: Muffin clothing

Clutch: Accessorize

Bought this topbecause of the heart-shaped buttons! Lol

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Shoe addiction

Oh yes!

Was so excited to open the box!!!

One of my favorite

After 203 months, I finally had a size! 🙂

Love the awesome box!!!

Can’t choose what color to buy, so I bought both!!! hahahah

colors of summer <3

Heading out for some sushi lovin’ now,

R <3 xx

Sweet Nothings

Backlog: Random heaps before I left last March 2012

Random photos that I found in my camera. Since I do not have anything to post yet, I’ve decided to post an entry about these photos ,before they get boring and too whatever for everyone’s interest haha 🙂 Anyway, since exciting stuff is going to happen starting tonight, I will be able to flood my desktop with folders that I need to work on again. So yadda yadda, my head is somewhere far and my body is too excited to go out tonight!!! Woopee

Topshop flats from Singapore. Miss this baby!

some keepsake that I will forever cherish 🙂

“choose love, be fearless” 🙂

I love how Remo and Klariz knows what I like!! They always give me nice presents! heehee

Spinners from Remo and Klariz again. I swear, this is sooo awesome!!!! I love using this!

Cutesy pen from mi Sissy 🙂

My sissy knows me too well 🙂

Love using this wipes from Beauty Bar!!!

Shoes from Remo and Klariz!!! Another present from the power couple 🙂 <3

Scarf from my Batutsy!

It’s really amazing how my siblings know me!! I am truly blessed <3

LOVE

Necklace made from bottle cap! 🙂

KoKo date with ze girls after my dental operation! So yeah, that explains ze thingy on my face haha 🙂

 

Hungry Cow was disappointing. The cake shakes were too bland it lacked flavor 😐 Boo

Rushing out,

R <3 xx

Make Dreams Come True

08.04.2012: First Saturday

I spent the first Saturday of the month like a fat kid that never runs out of energy. Lunch out – Work – Night out with the girls, my kind of Saturday if I may say. Today, I’ve decided to keep it on the down low by just relaxing here in the apartment (alone)  and have some peace and quiet for I will be embracing a fully loaded (but still awesome) week. Times like this makes me realize and ponder about life. Like,where I want to be after this, what I want to do and how will I make things last. As vague as it may all seem, all I know is that our big guy up there is creating a beautiful path for me,and all I know for sure is that I will do everything to make things happen.

All pink hangers! Say hi to my closet <3

Saturday lunch..YUM

Beef with Broccoli x Szechuan Shrimp

Roasted Duck Soup x Shu Mai x Orange Chicken

Warm towel after meal. Sweet!

Fortune Cookie

Mine was boring and irrelevant. So whatevs

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Hey,Jhade 🙂 One of the best girlfriends that I have 🙂

Fun night with ze girlies!

Charm curled my hair! Yay! Can’t wait to curl it again 🙂

Excited for another Saturday fun night with ze girls,

R <3 xx

5 down, 7 to go <3

08.03.2012: 5th Month

5 months, but it still feels like yesterday.

5 months,but I’m still saying the same words

5 months down, 7 to go.

What I am not excited this month is the fact that I’ll be missing my brother Remo’s 21st birthday. If only I could be in two places at one time, I would. I want to cross out the idea of missing a beautiful story in my family’s life. If only I could see them any minute I want, I would. If only we could all be together for the rest of our lives and not be away from each other even in a split second. And no, this is not the lonely bones talking..don’t worry, I am more than okay. This is just a normal thing of missing the family and wanting to bully the siblings and just merely exist for the parentals. Hahaha. So yeah,here are some random heaps from the month of July! 🙂

Lookie what happened to this account on the last day of July!! 🙂

500 likes, thanks everyone!!!!!!! <3 This is beyond flattering!

Had lunch in Riptide by the Bay on the last Monday off for the month of July:)

Hello downtown! 🙂

Shrimp Pot stickers 

Chicken Tacos with Queso Blanco

Beef Tacos

Gelato for dessert. YUM!

Shopping after lunch 🙂

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Outfit for the day!

Top x Shorts: Forever21

Black x Pink..again :))

Awesome rings! One for the Sissy and Moi! 🙂

Awesome buys for the day 🙂

Best thing that I bought for the apartment!!! 😀 If you’re my friend on Facebook, you would know why I wouldn’t want to use our dishwasher anymore!!! 🙂

So yeah, it was another amazing month. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the happenings for that month. It gets better every day and all I could think of now is how I want my sister to have the same experience that I am having now. 🙂 Thank you, Lord for blessing me more and more each day 🙂

Hello August,

R <3 xx

New York and The Girl: MORIMOTO

07.25.2012: Grandest Dinner…to date

The main reason why we drove all the way to New York was because of the restaurant week, it’s not everyday that we’ll get to eat in a fancy shmancy NY restaurant, so we took the opportunity of going there on our day off. We were supposed to have lunch in Boulud Sud but we didn’t make it to our reservation (boohoo). Anyway, I chose Morimoto because their website is so cool (HAHAHHA) #chos… but seriously, cause he is IRON CHEF MORIMOTO..and it’s Asian – win win situation we got there! 🙂 Thing is, they only offer their “prixe menu” for lunch so we what we had for dinner ws from their ala carte menu.

This was quite misleading, we thought it was just some exterior or something so we went inside Chelsea Market to find the “entrance” for the restaurant.

Yes kids, say hello to the awesome entrance of Morimoto’s restaurant in New York!

The place was packed with men in suite and ladies in couture dresses. The host who was wearing a very sharp outfit greeted us as we entered and confirmed our reservation. Such a scenic situtation that I would want to happen every single day of my fattie life. Hahaha

Eel and Avocado Roll

This was awesome! I was so hungry so I kind of munched down 3 sushi’s in just a minute or two. I love how the eel was glazed with teriyaki sauce.

California Roll…NOMNOMNOM!

Chicken Ramen

This was the bomb!!! It was served simply – chicken;noodle;onion; and broth. But, it tasted like it has a thousand ingredients in it! the broth was so flavorful that I swear, I could eat this everyday! *drooling*

Line Caught Halibut

black bean sauce, shaved ginger, hot oil

The doneness of the fish made this dish exceptional!

Duck, Duck, Duck

foie gras croissant, roast duck, soft duck egg, red miso sauce

I wish I could’ve taken more pictures inside, but I do not want to look like a capital I or something so whatevs. The beauty of the restaurant will always remain in my mind…and heart HAHAHA

Quickly Bubble Tea to end our night! 2 for me of course :))))

Tired and sleepy,

R <3 xx

New York and The Girl: Spoiled

07.25.2012: She’s spoiled, and he’s dealing with it.

Second part of our afternoon – Rockefeller Center x Central Park x Topshop. So I will make this quick since it’s a Monday and I have to make each minute count today.

RED x HEART = LOVE!

Central Park! The horses scared me…. OMG

Love this photo so much!!! 🙂

Trump International Hotel and Tower

I look lost and this was really a stolen shot..promise! Hahaha

But I like how the globe is above my head..it reminded me that my heels will take me to beautiful places… hahaha echos! I’ll be travelling the world,it is written!

Topshop love foreveeeeer!

The chorvaers bought me a new pair of heels from Topshop!!! I’m so lucccccky!

Went to Paris Sandwich for afternoon snack and bubble tea time!!!

 

Caramel Flan

Going somewhere today,

R <3 xx

New York and The Girl: Unplanned Visits

07.25.2012: Dora the Explorer and Boots the Monkey

We are “conquering” New York day by the day. I do not want to rush into going to all the places that I must see in just a day cause I do not want to foresee anything.As I look back to the awesomeness of how we spend our NYC days, I can’t help but to wish for time to fast forward to the day that we get to be in NY again.

Flat Iron Art

I’ve been wanting to see this beautiful building since God-knows-when…but I didn’t know it would be that day!

Standing on a rock in the middle of the street..

Yellow Cab x Tall buildings = NYC lovin’

Passed by New York’s Public Library! Took the chance to change and see the beautiful facade! I must go back to see more of its beauty!!

Stolen shot..obviously HAHA

Some view across the library

So we literally walked the whole day – cause it’s the best way to see things when you “travel”. I am so glad we came across this place on our way to Central Park! It definitely made our day more New York-ish! #whuuut

PHL represent. HAHAHAHA

..another discovery while we were walking!! Couldn’t resist sweets.. #SweetToothProblems (lmao)

 

Pistachio x Vanilla French Macarons!! YUM!!!!!!!

 

So so so so sleepy,

R <3 xx

The Girl and New York: La Nonna x EATALY

07.25.2012: First Part of the Second

NYC post! Yaaaay 🙂 I am so grateful that we were able to go back to New York again. Our plans and yearns were hanging on a thread because of our busy schedule at work, but the big guy up there is really amazing, he blessed us with an awesome schedule.

Hello Airplane!

Beautiful NYC..

We arrived there at noon, just in time for lunch but 15 minutes late for our reservation in Boulud Sud ( 🙁 )

Since we parked in Chinatown again, we’ve decided to find a nice restaurant in Little Italy.

I don’t know why but there something about white table cloths that makes me want to try a restaurant, so yeah I chose La Nonna because of that…and also because of the Italian Manager and servers. Hahaha

Carb overload for lunch! I did not mind the carbs cause I know we’ll be walking A LOT!

Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Margherita Pizza

I don’t know why there’s no basil on our pizza…. sigh

Capellini Primavera

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Empire State Building

Disclaimer: I might not give justice to this awesome place, so yadda yadda here’s Eatlay’s website http://eatalyny.com/

So elated when I found out that we are going here! This place is beyond awesome!

Eataly is owned by Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich

Rabbit Meat

* The place was huge and I only have a few good photos (thanks to the chorvaers for being a good travel buddy hahaha)

Can you see that wild boar sausage?

2-3 feet long pasta! If only I could send this to the Philippines… hahaha

Me with a happy bag from Eataly

So glad that we went to that Culinary haven! Cannot wait to go back!!!!

Eataly’s Gelato… the texture of their gelato is too amazing for words! It was so smooth and creamy. NOMNOMNOM!

Leaning towards being sick,

R <3

KJ and the 2 packages

07.23.2012: The Twisted Awesome Monday Off!

I’ll be embracing another awesome week again! God really loves me!!! He blessed me with another awesome schedule to look forward to.. yaysy! 🙂 Anyway,I’ve had a pretty rough Monday morning! I don’t know why but my mood was just out there! We had to go to 2 shopping malls just to make me feel happy,but it did not suffice. Until, we went to Noi’s house and my 2 packages arrived! I really love how things turn around in just a split second.

Went to Columbia for lunch and our first shopping trip.

Lunch by the lake!! 🙂

Clyde’s for lunch.

Hummus with Warm Pita and Vegetables

I love hummus because it reminds me of Baba Ganoush and I fancy Mediterranean food…but this one was quite disappointing, it needed more tahini.

Bison Burger

First time to try bison meat!

Chicken Kabob

I substituted spinach x mushrooms for rice…of course :)) The chicken lacked flavor and I think it’s such a shame that they don’t serve it with any dipping sauce that would make this dish seem more “kabob-ish” (haha) I loved the grilled zucchini and squash though HAHA

They almost forgot about this…*sigh*

So yeah, I could tell that our lunch was pretty dismaying.

Went to Noi’s house after and met Chef Keyon’s son KJ!

Authentic Thai Chicken Curry from a Thai #labo! 🙂

Noi made me a thai curry cause I was feeling gloomy that day! It was the first time that I met her but it felt like she has known me for ages. She was very kind and caring, and her home would make me fat if I go there regularly haha :))

My packages arrived in an unexpected time!!! I was screaming and jumping like a fat little kiddo!

1st box: New heels from PLNDR!

I was a bit worried that this wouldn’t arrive before I leave for NY so I was so relieved when this arrived with the care package that my family sent me!

Wore this during our NY trip…so yeah you’ll be seeing more of it in the coming posts :))))

2nd box: Heart warming care package from the family! I was looking forward to this package for almost a month!!

Topshop goodies from the Dad and the Sissy!!! 🙂

Awesome iPhone case from https://www.facebook.com/businessismything

Thank you so much Klariz and Remo!!!

..and to Mikee to for sending the cutesy accessories!!! 🙂 *no picture*

Thank you so much Ate Raf!!!! <3 <3 <3 https://www.facebook.com/businessismything

Love my batutsy so much!!

Jejekid’s artwork! He is so talented!!! I promise to buy you more awesome sketchpads and books!!!! 🙂

My cutesy side drawer!!!! 🙂

Teddy Bear from my batutsy!

Some random stuff that I made almost 2 weeks ago!

Family wall <3 🙂

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OOTD!

My annoyed face. LMAO!

Top: Forever21

Skirt: Pink Manila

Excited to post NYC photos,

R <3 xx

 

Atlantic City

3rd part of our awesome trip last 07.08.12 – 07.10.12 🙂

I couldn’t tell what I loved more about this trip – the beach or the crazy shopping that we did. We were in the middle of spontaneity and elation and there’s nothing more exciting than knowing that I get to  be on the road again in a week. Oh yes, more road trip entries in a week! 🙂

Hello Atlantic City 🙂

Where we shopped x Where we had dinner..#labo

I loved how to shops are situated in an open breezy location. It made our crazy shopping less tiring and more bearable :))

With Charm and Rose Ann – the roomies 🙂

For the Dad!! <3 🙂

Awesome finds!!

For the Sissssssy <3 <3 <3 Matching rings now 🙂

From the chorvaers 🙂

Fell in love instantly when I saw this baby!!

Will wear this more during the Winter 😛

Finally!!! Pink Curtains for the apartment <3

Improvised then boom! So happy it turned out preeeetty!! 😛

Certified Bath and Body Works addict!!! 🙂

(1) Living Room Wall Flower (2) Karen and Charm’s Wall Flower (3) Wall Flower in our room — super mega labo ko lang HAHA

Next Stop: Dinner in Continental at Caesar’s Palace 🙂

Excited for tomorrow,

R <3 xx

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