Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blessed 2013

I'm thankful that despite the internship, board review, pre-res etc, I was given the opportunity to visit a lot of places locally. #bohol #cebu #bicol #misibisbay #ilocosnorte #ilocossur #launion #benguet #baguio #nasugbu May we still be able to travel in 2014 despite residency, haha!

Why i love this year? I graduated from a top medical university, i passed the medical boards and i got into a residency training program from a world-renowned medical institution. Thank you for everything! This is a happy happy 2013 and i wish you all a happy happy new year! Cheers to 2014!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Food trip pa!

After strolling in Powerplant, we went to the hotel for an afternoon nap.

our suite

For dinner, we walked from the hotel to Mitsuyado Sei-men: The House of Tsukemen in Jupiter Street. We wanted to try the infamous cheese tsukemen. Tsukemen means dipping noodles.

We love the interiors, we were transported to a Japanese street-food place. 

Asahi beer, Basil seed with honey juice (surprisingly good!), cold and hot tea

Seared gyoza (not fried), makes it like Xiao Long Bao

Double Cheese Tsukemen

Black Pepper chicken

We went back to the hotel but we realized that this will be our last date for the year so wanted to maximize it and not just spend the night sleeping. We strolled around the area until we ended up at Ayala Triangle where we can find dessert. We totally forgot about the lights and sounds show, the place was packed.

We claimed our free Golden Spoon yogurt, my fave yogurt brand. Every 8 orders, you get 1 free serving. :) I have 11 stickers so we got one free cup. :)

Salted caramel and Vanilla

I have to say our last date for the year is as amazing as all our dates the whole year. :) 
Thank you so much Honeypie for all the love and great memories! :) I'm sure 2014 has a lot in store for us. I love you so so so much!!!

Happy new year for the happy tummies!

Our last hurrah before the year ends was spent in Makati.
We had brunch at Hatch22 in Rockwell, too bad Erwan wasn't there, haha!

loving the design of the place

my all-year-round date
Thanks honey! You are the reason why 2013 is perfect! :)
I love you so much!

Newer England Clam Chowder

 Falafel salad
Mixed salad greens, golden falafel, goat cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red beets, orange slices and lemon oil dressing

 Southern Comfort
Yellow corn polenta, Cajun boudin, poached egg and creole pork jus

Monte Castro
Pressed bacon focaccia, spiced pulled pork, thick smoked ham, dill pickles, Swiss cheese, wild arugula and coriander mayonaise

Powerplant Mall has used this very same decors for a few years already but I'm not complaining, just sayin'! 

yellow dress from Gonzagas, shoes from Melissa, necklace from Lanvin, bag from Max&co by Max Mara, watch from Kate Spade

 the happy happy boyfriend
with his childhood crush, Ina Raymundo

 Happy happy holidays! :)

Family day

For the last Sunday of the year, we attended mass at the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod in SM Aura.
We had lunch at Tamarind: Taste of Thai which is under the same management as Jatujak in MOA and Mango Tree in Bonifacio High Street Centrale. 

Pomelo and Prawn Salad

Chicken Tom Yum

Vegetarian Pad Thai

Bagoong Rice

Crispy Pata in Red Curry Sauce

Dalandan Sahek, Thai Milk Tea, Tamarind Juice

Mochi Sweets for dessert

Dessert round 2

Malted Chocolate Cookie Dough

dress from Forever21, belt from Forever21, shoes from Corso Como, bag from Zara, watch from Michael Kors

Friday, December 27, 2013

14 years of friendship

My high school friends and I had our mandatory Christmas date in Alabang.
We were supposed to eat and drink at Bugsy's but the place is full at 6:30pm. We bought time by drinking coffee and milk tea at UCC however at 8pm, there is still no table available. AND they never texted me the whole night! Argh!

missing Kathleen and Farrah!

friends from San Beda Alabang

We went across Westgate and had Authentic Italian dinner at Mona Lisa Ristorante. 


dress from Forever21, sandals from Syrup Los Angeles, bag from Max Mara, watch from Kate Spade, necklace from Funky Closet

Chanel, YSL, Max Mara
At Barcino Wine Bar and Resto

I love my high school friends to bits! I can truly say that our 14 years of friendship is one of the things I treasure most in my life. Ours is a testament of real friendship, one that has no inhibitions and restrictions. :) 

Sangria, Daiguiri, Caipirina and Estrella Galicia

I love you girls! :) The Christmas holiday is incomplete without our mandatory date! Haha!