My 13 Lucky Monkey Hubby Tee

3 Aug

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Last week, I finally received my very first 13 Lucky Monkey t-shirt! :)  I’ve been wanting one for sooooo long.  Thanks so much for sparing me one, Mr. Lucky Monkey! Hahaha! I know I wanted a size small but it was reserved for someone else so the large will do! Because if I don’t take this, I may never have one EVER.  LOL!!! Kidding! These shirts were made by our friends from Good Government (Instagram: @goodgovernment) So sorry for what I’m about to do to your awesome t-shirt…

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Ok, so here’s the large tee :) I would wear this shirt as is for sure and maybe just fold the sleeves.  But I wanted to do something different with it.  I know some of my friends have been doing this for years, cutting up oversized t-shirts and turning them into something new.  So I decided to try it out with this 13 Lucky Monkey t-shirt.

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So I got one of my favorite tank tops so that it would be easier for me to cut the shirt.  This one is from Be.Everyday, a local brand that I was so happy to discover during the Whitespace Pop Up earlier this year.  Check out more of their cool tank tops at their Instagram account: @be.everyday.ph :)

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So using chalk, I just traced the sleeves and made the armhole just a little bit bigger so that I can use this shirt over my sports bra when I go indoor cycling.  Yessss :)  Hahaha! Arte.

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You can cut the shirt using any ordinary scissors but I used the largest one I had so that there will less zigzags when I cut.

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Then you can just fold the shirt in the middle to make sure both sides are equally cut.  Then just smoothen the edges :)

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Looking good :)

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Now to cut the bottom part.  Again I traced it with chalk.

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Then cut…

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My Be.Everyday shirt is shorter in the front than the back.  So I just followed the pattern :)

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Tadaaaaaaa!!! My 13 Lucky Monkey tank top… I call it my Hubby Tee.  Kasi galing kay hubby yung shirt… Corny ba??? :)

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And here is my first Hubby Tee :) LOVES IT!!!

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Here’s my macho picture of me wearing my Hubby Tee :) Hahahaha! Macho talaga :) Pasensiya na sa aking feeling “siga” pose.  Haha! :)

Watch out for my next Hubby Tee at binigyan na ako ng isa pang shirt to cut! Woot woot!!! Thank you, Mister Dante! :)

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When In Baguio, You Rose Bowl!

2 Aug

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Here’s another late post during my Baguio birthday weekend :)  This was our first meal when we arrived in Baguio and we were HUNGRY.  What better way to celebrate four to five hours on the road with a big hearty meal in Rose Bowl :)

It was my first time to eat here as far as I can remember.  Apparently, Rose Bowl has been open since 1945!  Wow!  Classic na pala to… :)

And so our meal begins.  I needed my century egg fix.

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Damien only eats fried chicken at Chinese restaurants.  The servings are huge!

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And my all time favorite in any Chinese restaurant, my sweet and sour pork.  Loved their version of this.

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I’m not a vegetable girl… (I know, I should eat veggies!) but Dante loves his vegetables so he ordered a plate full of green stuff.  Chopsuey.  Okay, okay, it was pretty good! Fine, I’ll have some veggies.

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And of course a bowl of fried rice!  Oh yeah! :)  Definitely a rice girl.

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This was such a great welcome meal!  Haha! Big servings and really good comfort food! :)

Welcome to Baguio indeed!!!

Find Rose Bowl at 88 Upper, Gen. Luna Rd, Baguio, 2600, Philippines :)

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Choco-Late de Baguio

31 Jul

 

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During my birthday weekend (which was months ago. Haha! I know, I haven’t updated my blog in so long!  I missed going on road trips with Dante and Damien and was looking through photos and came across these.) my little family and I celebrated up in the mountains… In the beautiful Baguio City.  I don’t remember the last time I was here.  But it’s still as lovely and as cool as I remember.  Just a little more traffic this time :)

 

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As soon as we’ve settled down in Baguio and checked in at our hotel room, we wanted to have a little snack and some hot chocolate :)  With a little help from my bestfriend, Miss Waze, we found Choco-late de Batirol, just so close from The Manor Hotel.

Damien found the best table in the house! :)

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Like a boss.

According to the menu, “Choco-late de Batirol is a hot, thick, bittersweet blend, with a distinctive texture that calms your nerves and enriches your soul.  It’s an ancient choco-late concoction with no preservatives.”  So I ordered a cup of almond hot chocolate and Dante got the traditional blend.  I love anything with almonds :)

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So while waiting for our orders, Damien and I went around first to “explore”.

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Loving the vibe.  I’m not really a nature girl but it’s nice to be outdoors once in a while, basta malamig.  Haha! :)

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 Waiting waiting… Baka from scratch pa nila ginagawa yung almond hot chocolate ko.  Hehe…

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At least someone’s not getting bored :)

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First was Damien’s hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Looks so yummy!!!

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And here’s my almond hot chocolate :)  I love anything with almonds… almond milk, almond lotion, almond cakes, basta may almond, LOVE.  And I love Damien’s chubby hand :)

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Here’s Dante’s traditional blend hot chocolate.  I like my almond one better.  Hihi…

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Okay, may muta.

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Who doesn’t love marshmallows?

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Yummy bibingka :) So worth the wait!

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These two :)

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That’s my boy :)

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This was one of the best birthday weekends ever :)  This post is so late and I’m already close to my next birthday (ok, exagg!) but I still remember how fun this weekend was, just drinking hot chocolate with my two boys, the cool breeze and the smell of horses.  LOL! :)  More from our Baguio getaway soon :)

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How To Crochet a Sunny Side Up

5 Apr

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Wishing you all a very blessed Easter from my family to yours! :)

Here’s something that’s Easter Egg related, sort of :)

 

 

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Here’s a simple step by step diagram on how to crochet a sunny side up! :)

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Happy Easter, my friends!!! :)

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An Afternoon of Bibimbap, Street Shopping and Poop Bread in Seoul

3 Apr
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Isabel, enjoying the freezing cold weather :)

After our very hectic morning at the Secret Garden in Korea, (that would be in a whole new different post…Hehe!) we were excited to head out to lunch! Starving and tired from hill climbing, we chose the nearest Korean resto we could find :) Luckily, we entered this resto that served Bibimbap!  Just exactly what I wanted at that moment… RICE! HAHA! :)

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Meals in Korea are quite affordable :)  This Bibimbap was about P300 per dish.  Here it is pre-mixed.

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Here it is, mixed and ready to be devoured.

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It also comes with a side of pork.  YUMMERS!

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Enjoying lunch with my besties, Dom and Clauds! :)  They have Coca-cola that’s half the size of a regular can.  Love it :)

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Before our trip, my friends would research on places to go to in Korea.  When they described Insadong-gil to me, I knew I would love it there…  Insadong-gil is the main road that leads to more alleys with specialty shops, art galleries and coffee places.

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It was like a flea market with antique goods.

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Traditional Korean delicacies…

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Hats, hats, hats…

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Socks, socks and more cute socks…

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Meet my friends… the Shoperones :)  Always on the lookout for cute stuff :)

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Ice Cream, anyone? :)

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Traditional Korean costumes for kids :)  How cute is this?!

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It was just cuteness overload left and right.

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I love how traditional meets modern in this outfit :)

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So many art supplies stores here.

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And winter clothing…

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Nice postcards and lots of stickers and posters of Korean actors.  Haha!

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Chimes…

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Was very tempted to buy this Kitty bag.  But the eyes are kinda freaky… :)

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So happy there were lots of toys here!  Was able to get Damien some robots as promised.

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Snacking on some chicken with a nice sour and spicy sauce :)

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I enjoyed this very much.  It also had sticky rice balls.

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This was really good, too.  Thanks for sharing this with me, Isabel.  It’s an empanada with Japchae inside.  So yummy!!!

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We also just had to try their POOP Bread :) yes, a pastry shaped as poop!  For some reason they are fascinated by this.  Haha! Well, I can totally relate because my son loves talking about poop as well.  LOL! :)

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People were lining up for this so it must be good.

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It reminded me of pancakes shaped as poop… Haha!

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Oh Damien would have loved this.  Haha!  He even has a story about a poopoo island.  LOL! :)

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It was quite yummy, I must say… and I loved the warm brown bean filling… :)

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Poop snackin’ with my friend, Claudette :)

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And that ends my little tour on Insadong-Gil… Hope you enjoyed that stroll with me at one of my favorite spots in Seoul :)

Have a blessed Holy Week, my friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPR

12 Mar

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning in Angelfields, Tagaytay.  This was the morning of the 11th of October 2014.  Angelfields truly is a beautiful venue for garden weddings :)

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It was Cathy and Brian’s big day! :)  We arrived in Angelfields and we could already feel everyone’s excitement.  Good vibes indeed :)

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This was Cathy’s stunning gown by the one and only, Veluz :)

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And here is our beautiful bride, Cathy! :)  Makeup, check! Hair was still being set in this photo… Haha!

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Here is Cathy’s hair and makeup team… :)

Special thanks to George Aliben from Kiehl’s for doing Cathy’s hair on her big day! :)  Super love!!!

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Here’s a sneak peek at what George did with Cathy’s hair for the second look at the reception :)

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Cathy’s beautiful sister and maid of honor :)

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Glowing just like the bride, Cathy’s gorgeous mother :)

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And here she is ready to say I do.

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Thank you so much for trusting me and George to be part of your big day, Cathy!!! :)  It was such a pleasure being part of your journey.

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Wishing you and Brian all the love and happiness in the world! :)

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Coffee in Queens Park… Gangnam Style!

19 Feb

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I am still so high from our recent trip to Seoul, Korea.  I was with my best friends from high school and we all have never been to Korea :)  So it was so great to explore a new country with my oldest friends :) This wasn’t really part of our itinerary but ever since the song “Gangnam Style” became so popular, we’ve always wondered… what exactly is in Gangnam??? :)

So we took the train to Gangnam.  Dominique was the assigned “trainer”, our train leader.  LOL!

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So after three stops here, change trains, two stops there… (I think…) we were in sunny but damn cold Gangnam! :)  I think it was about -15 degrees at that time.  All I remembered was that my ears were in pain.  It kinda felt like the pain I get sometimes in the airplane!

It was a beautiful day but just too cold to walk outside too long.  So we, the islanders, headed towards our destination, hands in our pockets, our scarves covering our entire heads and our legs walking as fast as we can to keep us warm.  Haha!

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We didn’t enter the Galleria but it reminded me so much of Harrod’s in London.

I absolutely love trees without leaves.

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Queens Park was just about three blocks away from the train station where we came from and I never felt this happy to enter a heated room.  Haha!  The sunlight was not enough to keep us warm.

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Queens Park is a bakery and cafe.

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So many goodies you can take home.

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All the cakes looked so delicious.

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Finally we were at our table for five.

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The cafe was quite big and spacious.

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Lots of natural light coming in :)

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My friends and I were actually craving for some breakfast food after all the kimchi and bibimbap :) Hehe  So we shared an order of Eggs Benedict.  Soooo yummy!!! The caramelized onions were delish.

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Claudette ordered some ice cream. Look at that beauty!  It never really melted.  Haha!  It was that cold.  LOL!

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And Isabel ordered some cheesecake with fresh fruits.  So refreshing to look at and eat :)

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Mike had a slice of this awesome cake!  It had some chocolate, banana and mocha cake in one slice! OMG.  Sorry, I ate most of it! Haha!

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And finally, of course, my cup of love :)  Gangnam love :)

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This was probably our most expensive meal throughout our trip!  Haha!  Just to give you an idea… The coffee was about 10,000 won which is around P400, the Eggs Benedict was 20,000 won, about P800.  LOL!!!  But it was worth it :)  At least now I can say, I had brunch Gangnam style! :)

We missed our other friends, Angela, Ria and Kris! :)  You’ll see more of them in my other posts about Korea, a whole lot more to come!

Kung Hei Fat Choi, everyone!!! Here’s to more adventures :)

 

 

 

 

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