Saturday, October 29, 2011
The fashion gods have given the Stylish Fascinators an awesome opportunity to meet him THIS YEAR!!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Hi, everyone! First off, I would just like to say thank you all for supporting and checking out our blog. I'm so happy with the response. Definitely check it more often for more posts in the future but for now this will be short and sweet.
For my birthday this year, I decided to gift myself with a pair of shoes but which one? I’ve been debating for a long time to get these certain pair of shoes that have been haunting me everytime I go on tumblr and on my favorite fashion blogs. They've been constantly on my mind and every night, I would be looking at them imaging what I could wear them with. Finally, after asking my friends which pair is better, I decided on the Nightwalker and here they are! Aren’t they just fab?
One of my best friends, Manica Tiglao, left for New Zealand today to have her adventure. Since we practically can't live apart anymore, we decided to spend a few days with just each other. We've been dying to go to Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay for a long time already so we decided to escape the craziness of Manila and treat ourselves to a deliciously refreshing lunch.
After that heartily healthy meal, we walked around the place to take in the fresh air and the beautiful greenery. Every inch of the place was breathtaking in a simple way. I remember telling Manica that when I have my own house, I would love to have a garden like this. Excuse us for we took a lot of pictures.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I have never said no to food. Even though I’m dead tired at the end of the day, if my friends ask me if I want to eat with them, I would say yes. Even if I just ate already and my friends invite me to check out this new restaurant, I would go with them. I love food and eating in general and whoever said sex is better than food is wrong. Nothing will ever outrank food on my list. Call me a glutton or whatever. Food is food and that’s the truth. So last week, when my friend invited me to go with them to try this Korean restaurant for our school’s newspaper, obviously I said yes! The catch was that they we’re there to feature the Korean delicacy of....a live octopus. Yes. Live. That made me worry a bit but it still gave me an even more incentive to go.
The name of the restaurant that we went to is Sik Gaek and it’s located in Woodside, Queens just 30 minutes away from school. Walking towards the restaurant, we could already smell the food that awaits us. I haven’t really eaten a full meal that day so I was really excited to eat already. As soon as we went inside, I immediately saw the aquarium full of the live octopus and other sea creatures that will soon be in our belly.
The restaurant is so cozy making it the perfect place to just hang out and chill with your friends. Service is fast and the waiters and waitresses are always willing to answer any questions that you may have. They served us eggs right away and we asked them why they do that. They said it's because the protein in the egg helps with the spiciness of what we were about to eat. Now, i'm not really a fan of spicy things that it was good to know that I will be well protected. Lol
After serving us eggs, Kevin (our waiter), fished out the octopus that came with our order. Apparently, before serving, they take out the intestines first then cut the octopus into little pieces. You would think they would be dead but this wouldn't be anything special if there was no catch. Even though they cut up the octopus into small pieces, its tentacles were still moving and the suction cups were also still working. It was hard for me to eat them because it was hard to get them out of my bowl. When I got it out of my bowl though, I drenched it in sauce and I have to say, it wasn't bad. It was chewy and since i drenched it in sauce, it tasted like the sauce. It was better than I expected but I don't think it will become one of my favorites anytime soon though.
L-R: Kevin, Darryl, Laura, Me, Mike, Ariella
Next up was the short rib hot pot and boy was it a feast. Just like what my friend said, it was as if they dumped the whole ocean in the pot. It had shrimps, clams, razor clams, oysters, conch, squid, mussels and so much more! For the size of their serving, the price was definitely worth it. Our group consisted of 5 people and we still weren't about to finish the pot. The hot pot could definitely have served a party of 10 and there could even still be some leftover! It was insane. By the end of the meal, we were all definitely stuffed. We didn't think we can eat anymore but when our friend suggested we get bubble tea in Flushings, of course we all said yes again.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Fashion Watch, an event sponsored by Preview Magazine and Style Bible, showcases the latest collections of the country's prestigious and sought-after designers. Every Thursday afternoon, they feature the collections of two designers. It takes place in the Lobby Lounge of Makati Shang - the perfect venue for elegance, luxury, and fashion. No tickets are required to reserve a table but you have to EAT - and honestly, what's a better incentive than that?
For P600, fashion show watchers are entitled to the Fashion Watch canapé set of smoked salmon on pumpernickel bread and cream cheese canapé, foie gras terrine on toasted brioche and fig jam canapé, and the “Fashion Watch” cocktail, a concoction of lychee, rum, and sparkling wine.
But I've been eating a lot lately (emotional and stress eater here), so that obviously wasn't enough for me. For an extra P300, I upgraded it to a Classic Elegant Afternoon Tea set which includes: raisin and lemon scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam, selection of finger sandwiches: goat cheese and watercress, smoked salmon and dill mayonnaise on pumpernickel bread, roast beef, caramelized onion and seeded mustard aioli, chocolate financier, strawberry tartlet, walnut brownie, and lemon cheesecake. All of that high tea food left me feeling MORE than satisfied!
While happily munching on my food, I also enjoyed looking at the outfits of the other guests. Boy do they dress up! I spotted a few fall trends: animal prints, brights, and harem pants. I also spotted a few celebrities such as Gretchen Barretto and Inno Sotto.
The first designer to showcase his collection was FRANCIS LIBIRAN.
Next up was the collection of DENNIS LUSTICO.