Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cookie Shots at Pillows Hotel

I've been wanting to try cookie shots after seeing some photos around Instagram but I couldn't find any accessible Cebu restaurants that offered them. So I was quite stoked to find that newly opened Pillows Hotel (located near Coco mall and HP, block next to Cebu Doctors' University Hospital back entrance) had them.

After dinner, my girlfriends and I drove over to the hotel and parked inside the hotel's small but convenient (no need to park on the side of the street) parking area, then walked inside to find their artsy little cafe and ordered what we went specifically for - cookie shots! Ahh, as I'm not much to drink a lot of alcohol, these are definitely my kind of shots!
Cookie Shots at Pillows Hotel

Friday, January 23, 2015

Leaving the Country For Good/Indefinitely/A Long Time: WHAT TO PACK

Whether you're leaving for good, a year or two, or indefinitely, I'm sure you're thinking "How do I pack my life away?" Well that's what I was definitely thinking. Hold the drama for now. If you've accomplished all the things you need to do before leaving, you should now go through this checklist of what to pack!

Basic guideline is this thought here: I can only bring xx kg worth of luggage, I will be moving into an empty room/house and I will be on a tight budget once I get there.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Something Borrowed by Zalora Philippines

Hey guys!

I was going to do part two of my leaving the country mini series on what to pack but I've been finding it difficult to pack so I'm postponing that post for next week.

Today's post will be an outfit post featuring This dress from Something Borrowed was one of my first purchases along with my basic navy shirt dress that I wore HERE. With my minimalist, feminine but youthful style, the brand Something Borrowed became an immediate favorite. I would often browse the site to check out new items to fall in love with.
Dress - Something Borrowed by; Sandals - Primadonna (similar styles also available HERE)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Leaving the Country For Good/Indefinitely/A Long Time: THINGS TO DO

In the Philippines, it's a very common life goal to be able to leave for "greener pastures." Sad as it may be, the country's economy and status simply does not provide individuals with the highest standard - be it in education or employment. Don't get me wrong, I love this country (as evidenced by my travel posts) and Cebu will forever be home to me. But I do understand why people leave. Come February, this blog will be based elsewhere (stay tuned for that) as I pursue education in a different country. So I thought I'd do a "Leaving the Country" series to help others prepare as well. I was fortunate enough to have a year to get ready but for others, the opportunity could be more abrupt. When you're leaving the country for a long duration, it's natural to panic and think about the things you have to get done. So here are a few tips:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hello, 2015!

Happy New Year, everyone!

On New Year's Day, the boyfriend's family invited us to a spontaneous lunch out so I had to throw this outfit together within 2 minutes. I figured, although I'm not superstitious in any way, that I'd put on this red (always a lucky color for the Chinese) top with polka dots (believed to bring prosperity for the year if you wear it on New Year's Day) and pair it with something relaxed enough to walk around in the mall for the rest of the afternoon and for a simple dinner party at home afterwards. Added my most comfortable pair of sandals in gold for some sparkle. I'm all for positive things for 2015!

Floppy hat from Topshop