Sunday, December 11, 2016

Happy Holidays!

 Hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday! I won't be updating my blog too much until around January. Here are some random pics that I've been doing lately:

With Mama and Baby Polar Bear
Friday, December 2, 2016

Filipino Burger Steak with Mushroom Gravy

 Once upon a time there was a little girl who went to the University of Santo Tomas - Kindergarten. Everyday, she passes through a fast food chain called Jollibee - McDonald's arch-nemesis of the Philippines. She always begged her mom for Jollibee's Chickenjoy and Spaghetti combo. Oh how she was such a pain in the butt, constantly pulling tantrums, not understanding how money was tight back then - she eventually grew up, and moved on to better things in life. However, her love for Jollibee still remains. 

Anyway, here is my recipe of Jollibee's Burger Steak!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Orlando Come Out With Pride Parade

The Veterans Day Parade was also held on the same day for the Orlando Come Out With Pride Parade. This is one of the largest LGBT Parades in Florida. Thousands of people showed up to show their full support to the LGBT community, and to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wild and Free Boho Beach Fragrance from Buckle

I got a gift card over a year ago from a friend and completely forgot about it. As I was cleaning my things out at the apartment, I came across the card again. I was like "Awesome Sauce!" - might as well use it this time.

As I was browsing around for clothes, and accessories at my local Buckle store, a row of fragrances next to the cash registers intrigued me - "Wild and Free Hydrating Hair and Body Fragrance." My reaction was "Holy shittake!" but before I purchased, I weeded out the one I liked the most - Boho Beach.

I also purchased a pair of sunglasses w/ the fragrance

Veterans Day Parade

 Kat and I recently went to the Veterans Day Parade. It was truly inspiring. In the United States, we respect, and honor our veterans. They are here as a reminder that freedom isn't instantly given - but earned. There was so many people from all walks of life.  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Always love yourself first

 There was a point in my life I just wanted to stop living. I constantly put myself down, and I didn't felt like I was worth anything. How I turned this around? I kept myself busy by traveling, and getting into photography. I truly believe nobody can honestly help you except yourself. You have to dream, work hard, and more importantly, stop being negative. You must not drown in your own misery.

Enjoying the beautiful weather that day :)

Ham and Spinach Pizza (My Version)

I'm a HUGE pizza fanatic. Thin crust, deep dish, round, square - there's no denying the fact my life revolves around pizza hahaha! My favorite would be the All-Veggie Pizza and Hawaiian. Whenever I'm not in the mood to cook anything too elaborate, or to save a couple of bucks, I just make my own homemade pizza. Here is my take :) Good!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Jalapeno Pancake Hush Puppies

 I love hush puppies! Whenever I crave them, I make large batches. Usually with jalapenos. Instead of using flour and eggs, I just get pancake-waffle mix because I love mines a little bit more softer.

 Here's my take on this yummy side:

Don't they look beautiful?
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sailor Moon X Samantha Vega Artemis Tote Bag

 Today I'm going to review a REPLICA tote bag that I got as a gift from my wonderful boyfriend Kyle. Just to give you guys a heads up, the ORIGINAL Sailor Moon X Samantha Vega Collection has been out since March. Sadly, there was a limited production. The bags, wallets, etc...were sold ONLY IN JAPAN. 。・゚・(*ノД`*)・゚・。*cries*

Artemis with my Star Power Stick cause I'm really Sailor Mercury LMAO!
Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Promise Ring: Swarovski Attract Light Swirl

 I've gotten a few requests from friends and my readers to talk about the promise ring I got from my wonderful boyfriend Kyle.

 My sweet teddy bear got this ring for me in Texas a week after my birthday. Early May he went back home here in Orlando for a short break. On May 8th we had plans to watch Captain America: Civil War. He picked me up at my apartment around 9 pm and gave me this gorgeous ring. The ring fitted perfectly on me, and it wasn't way over the top - elegant, yet a bit of quirkiness.

The ring beautifully tucked inside

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Filipino Chicken Adobo

When I'm feeling homesick (FYI i haven't been out of the country since 2007) I make Chicken Adobo. Something so easy to make that tastes magical in your mouth. I also make this dish when I'm invited to parties! There's so many ways to make this dish, so this one is my version. Anybody who plans on making a trip to Philippines needs to give this a try. I'm doing your stomach a big favor.
Chicken Adobo is NOT complete without RICE!
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Uniqlo, Graduation, and random ramblings

Hey Hey Hey! I'm back, and guess what? Uniqlo finally opened here in Orlando!!!  (*≧▽≦)

 What is Uniqlo? Well for starters, it's a Japanese company that sells casual clothing. However  what makes this location so special? Well some of the merchandise have exclusive mix with Disney since it's located around Disney World. Also, they sell Yukatas, Uchiwa Fans, and Kabuki UTs (Uniqlo T-shirts) I have wait for MONTHS for Uniqlo to open here. When I walked into the store, I was like a kid in a candy shop. (屮゜Д゜)屮 Everything in the store at every corner, it had all of these pop colors everywhere. It also had a 2nd floor, clothes for kids, and men upstairs. I was intrigued by the wide variety of colorful socks men could choose from hahaha! Beats the Forever 21 stores I've ever seen. As I was roaming around, I came across the Yukatas (casual summer kimonos, great idea since its so damn hot here in Florida lol) I was tempted to buy one but I just decided to hold back my urges haha. I have bigger plans in the near future that's why I'm so stingy right now with my money. Anyway I came across near towards the very back of the store, then I notice a Japanese woman in a Yukata panting something on sheets of paper, and a line full of people. When I looked closer, she was doing Japanese calligraphy of customer's names. I was curious enough get one for myself.

Here are some pictures inside the store. On the right is my name in Japanese calligraphy!

 If any of you are coming down to Orlando, I highly recommend you to check out Uniqlo located at Disney Springs! o(≧∇≦o)
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Clearwater Beach, Florida

I needed a break from life's stresses. Luckily, I live here in Florida! Even though it's now considered the Fall Season (Autumn) in the US, Summer fever down South is still strong.

Clearwater Beach - let me tell you right now, this place is GORGEOUS! Back between 2008-2009, my family got the chance to live in Largo which is near Clearwater, but due to my dad's busy schedule at the time we never had the chance to visit. So basically, this is now off my bucket list to-do here in Florida. ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pistachio - White Chocolate Pie w/ York Peppermint Patties

A yummy pie I made during Christmas. Even in the summer, it's a refreshing treat! Super easy to make, and leaves your breath minty~ Want the recipe? Well continue reading!

Such a sexy pie~

Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+ - Light Medium

I finally ran out of my bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Whew! I said a mouthful! LOL) So instead of getting a 2nd bottle (Mind you this is also a really good bb cream!) I decided instead to go on and try Laneige products since it's finally available in my local stores. Besides, who can say no to Korean beauty technology, and their super cute packaging? Goodness, They sure know how to get my attention!

Anyway this is my review for the Laneige BB Cushion! :)

Laneige BB Cushion Box and Compact
Monday, August 1, 2016

Japanese Shopping Spree~ (✿ ♥‿♥)

Soooo I had a few extra dollars in my pocket and decided to go on a shopping spree! Teehee~ I know I'm such a kid, but who cares? I work hard to get what I want! I was only planning to get another Japanese bento and cute molding sets because it saves me to bring my own food at work and school. However along the way I couldn't pass up a few other things.

Tada~ Look at all these cute stuff!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer so far (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

This is probably my most busiest summer in a long time! A lot of chores to do, studying, trying to get another part-time job, lose weight, and basically Pokémon Go. I've manage to squeeze in some time to update this blog (for my sanity sake hahaha) 

My life now consist of cooking better food!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Disney's Magic Kingdom and Epcot (Disney World)

"When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference

who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you" - Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)

Walter Disney with Mickey Mouse

Katrina officially turned 26 in January and I decided to treat my sister to Magic Kingdom, then end our night at Epcot. This has been a long time dream for my sister, since she was 11 years old, she has longed to visit Disney World since we stepped foot here in America.

Kat-Kat and I celebrating her birthday

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pokemon Go!

This game has taken over my life! In a good way of course lol. Since the release of this game, I've been walking a lot more to the point my feet hurt. :P

Oh look a Butterfree!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom (Disney World)

Once Katrina and I both stepped inside Animal Kingdom, we were greeted with the Tree of Life. It had beautiful carvings of different types of animals from all over the world.

Tree of Life

Next we ate at Flame Tree Barbecue. I didn't get the chance to take pics of what we ate because I had to guard our food from the birds that roamed freely in the park hahaha! Although I do have this pic of my sister eating the infamous large turkey leg.

Katrina loves it so much, she gave it a kiss before gobbling it down

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hello World!!!╭(♡・ㅂ・)و ̑̑

Well I'm back, and sadly due to my busy schedule, this is the only time I'll be able to update again. My job and studies have consumed most of my time and I've made drastic changes with myself mentally, spiritually, and physically.

Relax, I'm still around! ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬