Sunday, December 28, 2014

some touristy-stuff

We tried to do some touristy stuffs with the kids. With all the crowd of people around, traffic anywhere. at the least, we were able to check out the strawberry farm.

Then, we had a really late lunch.... in Sizzling Plate/Steakhouse place. Still more line and waiting.

Since after, it was decided to turn back and just stay in the apartment. We only went out to buy some take away for dinner. Then eventually, it was decided to cut the trip short and drive back home early tomorrow to avoid the traffic and all this nightmares with the crowds.

Friday, December 26, 2014


We did not expect this hell of a traffic going to Baguio. Looks like everyone is set to spent the holidays in the City of Pines and now, everyone is jammed in the same traffic going there. The 5-6hrs drive became a whole day drive and there's no turning back. From sunrise to sunset we've been in the road.
A quick stopover for a break and dinner at a rest stop parking area of a gasoline station where, again, all people decided to stop, buy food and use the bathroom. Luckily, mom always prepare food packed enough for all of us to share.

We arrived late in the rented apartment.. just in time for me to log in for work.

Unfortunately, my network sucks big time! *sigh* Maybe it has something to do with a lot of people in the area is using it at the same time.

I just want to rest and go home and skip this crowd and traffic. =(

Sunday, December 21, 2014

just the two of us

Just the two of us and missing our partner in crime we still pushed through with our annual Christmas night out.

Reserved a table at Straight Up Bar - another roofdeck resto and bar around BGC in Seda hotel. We are roofdeck obsessed at the moment or maybe, since forever! We just love the view.

Unfortunately, it was a rainy night. In between the time we had dinner and drinks we kept on moving in and out of the view deck area which is quite a hassle. We weren't able to settle down but we were able to talk a looooot! Drinks weren't that impressive and the food is just so-so. So yes, as much as we loved the view, we won't be coming back for more!

We didn't stay for long and just decided to spent the rest of the night at Starbucks near my former workplace in our favorite corner.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

surviving Chili Vodka!

My friend promised me his incredible mix of vodka from the bar where he works at the time. I terribly missed my old friends and had set to see each other tonight. I gave up to watch a live game of football for this and also the company year end party too.

I started with food and they started with drinks! Am I the only one hungry here???

And after then, we were served with a shot of chili vodka and milk! Honestly, I don't know what to expect of it. We were laughing, cheering and making fun of each other beforehand. Then right after the shots.... no one spoke first. hmm.. I think we should have left this for the final rounds of drinks. It didn't set the mood for more drinking! It was a little funny that we were all waiting for each others reaction. I thought it was spicy weird with the milk as the chaser afterwards, I don't think it would do my tummy good! The only good thing that came out of it was that no one is drunk or full enough to need to use the bucket provided for you know! Well, I guess it went well that way. But I won't do it again! hahaha It's weird and it kills the mood. Period! So we grab our beers and went on the night, laughing and catching up with our lives.

Yes, we capped the night eating after all those drinking.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Another friend going away =(

And we keep growing up.. I just hope we won't grow apart..

Quick dinner in Ippudo, the new ramen place in the city, before Kenny-oppa leaves for Singapore. And the line is just... *sigh* Well, I can't complain because the wait is all worth it. Not cheap though! HAHA

He is just one of the few people I am comfortable to be cozy with. It's a bit sad that he'll be leaving us soon for work, yet, he will still be my "oppa" time and time again. I just love teasing him as my boyfriend. It's fun and we all knew it's nothing. I love them to bits.

Take care love and hope to see you again soooooooner! Be safe and behave.

Always ~ ♥A

Thursday, November 13, 2014

dreaming over reality ♥

I am still on a high over my recent escapade and really can't move on. Indeed a dream realized!!! It's a bonus that I did it solo and I have met nice people along the way.

a few days before moving office to another location.. I just need to do this!

This has been in my list even from when I just started my job out here.... A photo in the center island in the middle of the busy avenue. This is probably less risky than what I had in mind. Regardless, it still earned another check on my list of things I dare to do for myself just because..
Me and my crazy thoughts! 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I just got back a few hours ago and it is them that I see!
Happy birthday to my ex-boss and now friend!! Always nice to catch up and see you! mwah!

back in the city

Back in the city.. back to work.. back to the busy schedules with the holidays approaching! Not looking forward to some of it though.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A day in Singapore

Yesterday, I was undecided if I wanted to stay a few more days or stick to my initial plan of leaving later tonight.

Hangover and starved from last night's drinking, I found myself a breakfast place near the malls. I am not really a fan of shopping and in a city full of shopping centers I am lost by myself. It was warm, humid and a bit sunny outside. If I were just home, I'll opt to stay in and lounge in the comforts of my bed for hours or do something else other than walk around; but since I promised my sister to buy her requested tea ihere in Singapore, do I even have a choice but to go out and see more of the city!

It took me a while to find my destination and before long, I have given up and admitted that I am a little lost. =P Well, nothing new! I just kept on walking ~ and besides, nobody will care since I am alone.

It felt like Christmas already with all the decorations! It must be beautiful at night with all the sparkly lights and glitters.

Halfway through the day though, I decided to stick to my plan and come home tonight. After hours of walking around and right after I bought my sister's tea, I started my way back to the hotel to pack up for my flight back home.

And good thing I left when I did because it started raining again!

Well, this earned me another teasing with my newly found friend still in Maldives and is basking in a sunny day by the beach! I'm pretty jealous at the time. They did offer for me to stay and join them for another 2 weeks or so touring farther in the different islands in Maldives but I had to turn it down. Thing is, I need to be back to work this week - I just wished I brought my work laptop with me so then perhaps a can extend a bit more. Or maybe, this is as good as it gets and perhaps this way is better. I'll never know though.

In general, aside from helpful people, Singapore is pretty cool. Basically, I just had a glimpse of it and didn't do any touristy stuff, sight seeings and all those things today. I just thought it's not fun doing it alone. Now, I will be planning to go back with friends or family. That should make it more fun than strutting my heels around the city by myself.

'Til next time Singapore ~ ♥A

guess I'm Lucky!

If I think doing Maldives solo was my adventure of the year! This is where I was wrong!

I arrived in Singapore and well, I need to figure out my way to the capsule hotel I've booked with my luggage and hand carry and all this stuff! Why did I do this to myself, eh?

It's easier to take a cab! But no...the stubborn me insisted to figure this out with the public transportation. I get to find the metro after hmm... a while of walking around the airport. How difficult is that? Now, I feel stupid since it took me a while to find it when it was in plain sight. Guess, this proves my "direction" and "maps" problem. And one not to lose hope... I was able to find my bus stop!!

 I waited for a while and worried a bit since it's getting late. When the designated bus arrived, being myself, I can't even carry my own luggage! Lesson learned - try not to over pack and make sure I can carry my own things by myself or else just don't bring more things I'll end up not using anyway. Anyway, Mr. Driver is nice enough to help me, it was a bit embarrassing with all the passengers looking at me and the delay it caused. I tried to ask directions and what's more nicer is Mr. Driver dropping me in the right stop and again, helping me with my bags!! And then I thought that was it. I can do the walking myself, only to be faced with this....

Okay.. I can see the hotel's name on the other side of the street!!! Now what?? This is hell of a steps with my bags. While trying to look around another way to do this a young couple walking down the steps saw me and perhaps the nice guy noticed my predicament. And my goodness, when he offered me his help, I can't thank him enough.

I walked my way across the footbridge and then now.. how do I go down? Lol same stairs on the other side and same problem for me! A while back a couple of middle aged men was walking with me across the overpass. And while I stayed atop the steps thinking of what to do next, They noticed me when they looked back to check if I am going down as well. Then, if it wasn't my lucky day today I don't know what is today! The other man went back and asked me if I needed his help since he saw me with the other guy who helped me up the steps. And again, all grateful to the nice people of Singapore. That's how I survived my first few hours in the city.

And it's as if it wasn't enough.. I entered the wrong door! I entered the spa beside it thinking "this is it! Finally!" only to find out as soon as I entered that it was the door beside it. HAHA I'm starting to lose it and would love a good laugh at this! But I needed to settle first and find food. And just my luck, a group of teens passed me by and taught me how to ping the reception to buzz me in and now, an elderly woman helped by holding out the door for me. Now, I am starting to fall in love with the people of Singapore!

Checked in and settled, I tried to find dinner and found this pasta place.

And more good luck, I met some people and took me a walk a round the city and treated me to a few drinks. Tonight, I scored some free beers, a 10 year old wine and funny new acquaintances. The new friend walked me back to the pod hotel..

Had a cup of coffee while talking away with this person in the hotel lobby - another new acquaintance - shower and then bed..

Just the way to cap the night...

Me and my faulty-sense-of-direction,