Covergirl's Outlast Lipstain: I totally swear by it, lasts all day AND you won't have that lip skin and lipstick gunk in the sides of your mouth(GROSS) think of it as a Stabilo highlighter pen. ;)


Sandy Strawberry

Baked these a while ago, Ana's sandy strawberry thumbprint cookies. Why are my cookies always sandy? They taste like a cross between shortbread and biscotti. :/ Well, have a MERRY FATTY CHRISTMAS!!


Van Gogh is Bipolar

I went to this new art cafe a couple of months ago called Van Gogh is Bipolar. Really amusing place, and the food is good. :) I plan to visit again SOON.
photo courtesy of VGIB
I had this guava-mango organic tea first (they let you choose your teapot etc.)

I ordered these hot cherry potatoes with a kind of balsamic reduction which is really yummy, and vegetable, spinach and whole wheat pasta
sautéed in virgin olive oil, garlic and onions in Salmon - Basil - Sauce--the pasta is so yummy.

photo courtesy of VGIB
And for dessert: this had to be the most interesting dessert I ever tasted,it's a piece of chocolate with toasted almonds and fruits laced with vodka, oh it also contains dried mango, my favorite. But the best part of it was the thinnest of slice of green apple, soaked in vodka sprinkled with a bit of chili pepper, this was a flambe by the way. So weird, but so ruled. :D


Five Cows

Had dinner at an ice cream store called 5 Cows... I must say, they have the best Margherita pizza. That's all I ever order from there, not really a fan of their ice cream. :O



Loving Royce' chocolates!! I will try the Nama Chocolate soon. The BEST potato chips ever--so yummy, salty+chocolatey sweet, I plan to make some of my own. :p


Pot Roast

Our house help is away so my husband and I made dinner: Pot Roast with ginger, peppers and potatoes and Spaghettini Carbonara with potatoes and maple-syrup bacon. Pardon my phone camera, I should buy a DSLR. :/
These are super yummy to look at and wear.

I've been obsessed with these tiny tubes of lip balm. These are so yummy and usually I hate reapplying lip products but this one I love.


Putong Ube

I am recently obsessed with these tiny puto (steamed rice muffins). Normally they are white and have salted egg and/or cheese on top. These come in ube (purple yam), pandan (green ones-pandan is a leaf used to flavor our rice and our sweet drinks with shaved ice and tapioca), cheese, and muscovado (dark brown sugar). These are so YUMMY.


Man, I miss the beach. El Nido, Palawan is the ultimate. It's better than Phuket, Thailand, mind you.

Pangalusian Island

A little bit of trivia: Alex Garland's "The Beach" was inspired by El Nido. He wrote the novel while living there. The film (yes, that Leo movie) wasn't allowed to shoot in El Nido for environmental reasons, so instead they opted for Ko Phi Phi Lee in Thailand.

Minilok Island

Don't you wish you can just live by the beach? So glad I live in a tropical country, beaches are just two hours away. ;) This one though, took us an hour via charter plane that reminded me of the movie, Madagascar. This place is too stunning for words.

Entalula Island

Impunity - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

It is election season here in the Philippines, and violence reigns over. As of today, there are 57 bodies found in Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines. The decapitated, slaughtered bodies of women and journalists joining the gubernatorial slate of Vice Mayor Mangudadatu. It's not just about political dynasties waging war on each other, it affects everyone, every Filipino. This is an attack on our freedom, we are now bound with fear. Fuck you, GMA, you have forgotten about Mindanao and this land is now terrorized by warlords and their private armies.

"It is perversion so systematic it carries with it its own violent logic: the vote is meaningless, the public’s will is the warlord’s will, life is puny."

Impunity - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos


As promised, here are my Spring RTW 2010 shoe picks. Well, who doesn't love shoes?

3.1 Phillip Lim


Giorgio Armani


Brian Atwood

Bruno Frisoni


Christian Louboutin

Cole Haan

Dolce and Gabbana

Donna Karan

Dries Van Noten


Salvatore Ferragamo



Jil Sander



Loeffler Randall


Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy

Viktor and Rolf

Viktor and Rolf


I just have to say this, but this dress is hot shit.

Oh yes, and of course you need accessories. Here are my picks for Spring RTW 2010. I will post my shoe picks on the next one, cos it's far too many. Girls can't have enough shoes right? I own about 20+ pairs. :o


Louis Vuitton

Nina Ricci brooch

Viktor and Rolf