Monday, September 27, 2010

Chocolate Fire ~ For your Dessert Lustful Desire!

Last Saturday my Gals and I went to celebrate my cousin Vivi and Joli’s Birthday we had dinner at Chungkiwa *Korean of course*, then after dinner we decided to go at Chocolate Fire for desserts and coffee.

*I was snatching photos while waiting for my turn to order but was told by one of the crew that they prohibit taking photos of their chocolate, good thing I was able to snatch some shots, hihihi Sorry, Promise I won't do it again*

Chocolate Fire is located at PDCP Building Corner of Leviste St. and Rufino St. Makati, It's the Chocolate Deli all the way from Australia and it's the home of the finest Belgian Chocolates here in Manila. They offer wide variety of chocolate, dozens of them *I had trouble choosing with my already fickle mind*, they also offer Coffee, Food and Drinks. There’s also a mini bar where you can drink and smoke, so it's a cafe, lounge, bar and resto all rolled into one.

I had Chocolate mousse and Cappuccino and the rest of the gals ordered Chocolate Dipped Pringles, American Dream Bark w/Cereals, Chocolate Ganache, Tiramisu and Abby ordered something that was molded in a small container in shapes of lips and heart…I don’t know how it is called. And for drinks they had Hot chocolate and Sheila Had Hot chocolate with soy milk. Everything was delicious, the chocolate was so smooth, it melts in your mouth and the sweetness is perfect, it will leave you craving for more. We shared our orders so that everyone will be able to experience each of our mouthwatering dessert!

I’m a chocolate lover although I’ve been restricting myself from eating too much chocolate. I love Dark Chocolates, it’s one of my guilt pleasure *aside from coffee* I would surely go back and try out some more of their Deli!

Well, we had fun and enjoyed the night with our table full of goodies but that doesn’t end there because while we were busy chatting and laughing the barista went to our table and serve us Raspberry Rum, I was like “oh, we didn’t order drinks…” he said “Ma’am, It’s on the house we are giving these to you for free” teehee! And we were all smiles saying thank you!

Some of Chungkiwa's photos to share from the RnR Girl's Nightout:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Interview 101~ The Reincarnated Levz

This is me undergoing reincarnation! Bwahahahaha!

I've been doing interviews for the past 3 days. Unfortunately, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. It’s funny how some of them answer my questions and how the conversation went. I ask myself what is wrong with these people or is it just me!?

Interview I: The woman of 40’s.

Me: you have supervisory experience, why are you applying for an agent post?
Applicant: Because I don’t like responsibilities and I don’t wanna be responsible for anyone.
Then I ask: are you saying that you’re afraid and can’t handle responsibilities?
She said: YES *with so much confidence*

Interview II: The Rock and Roll applicant

Me: Do you have any special skills or talents?
Applicant: Well, I don’t see myself as a talented person but I’m very competitive. I’m someone who wants to be on top among my friends, if not, I would rather kill myself.
WOW! That is very suicidal!

Interview III The Guru : The book salesman.

Me: Please give me a sample of your sales presentation?
Applicant: Hi Ma’am you better buy this book because this book will teach you about Karma and Reincarnation.
Me: Ok, but I’m not that interested in those two topics.
Applicant: You better be because sooner or later we will all die.
Me: *Jaw dropping on the floor* Have you read that book?
Applicant: Yes.
Me: Ok, can you tell me your understanding about reincarnation?
Applicant: Reincarnation is a transformation from one physical being to another.
Me: Can you site an example. *LOLS, I was betting he'll be using the butterfly's life cycle*
Applicant: You have reincarnated yourself from who you are now.
Me: What do you mean?
Applicant: you see, you have experienced reincarnation when you have transformed yourself from when you are a baby to a full adult, that’s the reason why you can’t remember your childhood anymore.
I’m so effin thunderstruck. I wanna say: what the hell are you blabbering about? For pitts’ sake that’s physical transformation and selective memory recollection!

I'm tired! I don't know, but the last time I've check you're suppose to give your best and sell yourself during an interview and pretend to be as normal as you can be, neh?

Anyways, I'm looking forward for more interviews and hoping that I'll be able to find the one that I've been looking for.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Facial Mask 101

I have this habit of buying beauty products but I’m really lazy using them. My concern right now is that I’m not getting any younger and I am fully aware that in few years or so I’ll be showing age mark so I have to find a way to delay those unwanted facial line. I found out that the major cause of wrinkles is skin dryness so my aim is to moisturize my skin.

I found this Whitening and Moisturizing with Essence mask at Watson, it’s a little bit pricey but compared to other mask the price is still affordable, some products would cost like 100++ but this one cost 55 pesos per sachet. I also love the eye mask, it’s soothing and very relaxing and I’ll be doing this combo every other day for two weeks then gradually reduce the days in to at least 2x a week.

On other days that I’m not making myself funny in those collagen masks I apply this peel off mask to take away those seated dirt, white heads and prevent black heads, this also takes away dead skins and pimple marks and cleanses my face. I can see how effective this peel off mask, it can also remove some of those stubborn facial hairs (although I’m lucky not to have many of those) and it leaves my skin softer. Then I followed it up with a toner and moisturizer just to make sure that my skin would not be dry, I use Garnier toner, eyebag treatment and moisturizer with SPF 25 to protect my face from the sun.

I have never been this vain before my daily regimen was just regular soap and water, but since I’m not getting any younger and it’s a blasphemy to lie about your age especially if you look much younger than some those who are 10 years your junior *JOKE*, lols.

This is what Wacky called the Michael Jackson Look! Lols
I'm so lovin this Eye mask!
Is this is for Halloween Preparation... My Hell Raiser look! Lols

And this Photo is totally out of place, hehehe. I'm just putting it here for vanity purposes...just to counter those ugly pics above this, I know, I know.... *sigh* Ok!? ^^


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Freaky Thursday: Stairs Combat Exhibition!^^

My daily routine when I wake up~ first is to check on whom texted me while I was sleeping. I won’t read the messages yet but fix my coffee and lit my cig then open the radio and then take a bath. The only time I’ll be reading and replying to those messages is after taking a bath.

This morning after getting out of the bathroom I grab my phone and started reading messages while walking up the stairs! BIG MISTAKE! Both of my hands are on my phone as I was reading and replying to text messages and I slip face first! Everything was fast; I can see that it’s either my nose or my lips that will be landing on the edge of the steps, so I have to think quickly! I tilt my head and I landed on my chin.

I was shock and shaking, everyone was still sleeping, thoughts are running through my head... what if I hit it bad and die in that instance no one would be there to help me. I scream and cry, teehee! I cried! Hahahaha! My mom heard my scream and panicked, running, shouting my name and asking what happened. When I stood up I grab my face, *BS* my chin was swelling and damn how it hurts!

Stupidity is inevitable, this can happen to anyone we just have to experience first to be careful next time! Lols!

Be safe everyone! ^^

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Super Random Roadtrip to Tagaytay!

Long weekend, my cousins and I was feeling kinda bored so we planned a last minute trip. At 11pm, Sunday night we decided to head for a ride. The plan was to go somewhere *unsure* but we have to drop by at our cousin’s dorm in Carmona, Cavite. The reason (unbelievable): he forgot his cellphone charger and he wants us to bring it to him. Wow! For the time, gas and the toll fee just for a cellphone charger! But since we'll be going to Cavite we thought that we’ll just drop by at Tagaytay and eat somewhere.

The roadtrip is so freaking random. First, we tried looking for away going to Tagaytay thru Carmona and realized after few kilometers that’s its too far, end up going back. Exiting carmona and going to Sta. Rosa we only spend 4 pesos for the toll fee and finally found our way. When we arrived at Tagaytay we don’t have any exact place in mind so we went back and forth the highway looking for a place to eat. Maybe eat Bulalo or eat at one of the restos, then have coffee and laugh at Starbucks after. Unfortunately, since we left Manila at 11pm we arrived at Tagaytay at past 1am, all the restaurants were close. hahaha! but there's McDonald, the only place that is open 24hours. Arrgh!

After which, we thought that the trip was a waste but we still wanna drag ourselves and try our luck. So we started looking for a coffee shop since Starbucks is already close. Again we are wasting precious time and gas driving around Tagaytay. At 3am we quit looking for coffee and ended up taking pictures at Tagaytay Econo Hotel, hahaha! Just like your regular Duday and Dodong but since its 3am no one was there to notice our mischievous trip and we just don’t care, we’re just too happy to mind other people who are watching us!

We stop at a long line of flower vendors, my aim is to take my 365 on that area and I was welcomed by a vendor who thought I’ll be buying flowers, hehehe! So I have to think of a way to snatch pictures, I ended up inquiring for wedding flower arrangement and getting their contact infos and whatnot, *lols sorry ate!* We also stop by some fruit stands but there’s no one to assist us so we left. We had stopovers at some pitstop and gasoline stations just for the sake of stopping over. lols

We had so much fun that night and we promise to do it again. By the way, we didn't quit searching for coffee shop on our way down Tagaytay but luck is not on our side. I wonder if the coffee Gods are punishing us and we end up drinking coffee at home! hahaha! nothing beats 3-in-1 coffee! Darn!

And this is The Most Awesomeness (Random) Photo of the Day:

I took this inside the car on our way home while waiting for Nico who's buying cig at 7/11. I was amazed with the outcome, totally random nice selca. I really like this shot. I didn't even use my SLR just the regular digicam and edit the photo using Picasa, add shadow and manipulate the color and walla! A Perfect Artistic Profile Shot!

Chungkiwa for your Korean Food Cravings!

My cousin and I discovered this resto one time while looking for authentic Ramen *that she was craving* and Bibimbap *that I was dying to have that day*. First, we went to a ramen house but I find it weird that they are selling spaghetti so I said I don’t wanna eat there. So we went to Gen Luna where we saw Chungkiwa, they have a big tarpaulin outside the resto that shows their menu but it was all in Hangul. Looking at it, I thought that they might be serving authentic dish with affordable prices.

My first Stop:

We went inside and were greeted by Filipina servers, the restaurant setting was not that fancy, they have tables with grill holes and they have a fridge filled with huge array of side dishes. I never had a hard time ordering because I knew what I like but they still provide us the menu with Romanized characters and pictures. I ordered Dolsot Bibimpap and my cousin ordered Fish Cake. They started serving the banchan all 7 of them kimchi, macaroni salad, myulchi bokkem (dilis in sugar glazed), dubo jorim (tofu in soy sauce mix) and other preserved dish. The good thing about this resto is their side dishes can be refilled (unlimited) and they offer big serving. I’m happy with how they serve my bibimbap, it’s like I’m really eating in Korea. The owner is a Korean that's why they know how to prepare the food in a traditional way and their ingredients are authentic not to mention the price is super affordable.

The food:

After a few weeks I went back to Chungkiwa to bring my agents and they were all satisfied. We tried most of their dishes and we were all happy with how it taste. We had Samyeopsal wrap in sangchu (grilled pork belly wrap in lettuce), soondubujjigae (soft tofu stew with beef in spicy soup) , Seolleongtang (Beef stew with cellophane noodles and beef slices), Gimbap (rice wrap in seaweed) with Octopus, Bibimbap ( Spinach, mushroom, sea tangle, carrots, bean sprouts, beef slices, egg toppings served with gochujang and rice, you have to mix it well and add the rice and gochujang depending on the level of spiciness that you like), Sushi Bibimbap ( just like the regular bibimbap the beef was just replaced with sushi). We also tried drinking soju! After our meal they serve us Insam Cha a Korean ginseng tea and it's for free whenever you eat there.

The happy eaters ^^v:

I went to Mega mall and eat at a Korean restaurant there but I was disappointed with how they prepare my food. I told myself that I will never in other Korean resto but only in Chungkiwa, nothing can beat their food.

For 365: Camwhoring @ Chungkiwa ^^:

Chungkiwa is located in Gen Luna, Makati. They are open from 10am- 12pm, if you want more info you can call them at (02)385-1069. They have Filipino waitresses that can help you choose the food that you like and are willing to explain the dishes so you won’t be disappointed with your orders. I give them two thumbs up!

jalmugutseumnida! Kamsahamnida!^^

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bice Rest in Peace and Fly Away….

On my 1st blog this September I’ve mention about cutting my bangs to pay tribute to Bice. This is me now:

I was reluctant at first since I’m not the kind of person who would experiment on myself and I can’t remember the last time I had a full bangs mmmmm…I think I was in elementary.
This is my Mini tribute to Bice. Excerpt from my previous blog:
~~~>I’ve been listening to Bice *pronounce as bee-che* she’s a Japanese singer/songwriter; she composed several anime soundtrack like Mahoraba~ Heartful days, Kirarin Revolution and Kimi wa petto (Japanese Manga Adaptation). Unfortunately she died of heart attack last July 26, 2010. She’s just 38 years of age. She’s a genius songwriter and according to her last blog she was supposed to release a song or collaborate for an upcoming anime. I specially love her songs Cloudy Sky, Like Someone in love, Akubi, Tsusunde Ageru, and An apple a day. Her song Like Someone in Love and Cloudy Sky is constantly playing on my list. I’m thinking of cutting my bangs in full to show my heartfelt tribute to her ^^ Rest in Peace Bice. Kanpai anata no jinsei ni!

Bice (ビーチェ) is a versatile Japanese musician who works as pop-rock singer/songwriter, soundtrack composer, arranger and producer. She had started her career with acoustic-based pop, gradually shifted into more diverse styles of music. She sings both in Japanese and English with a delicate whispering voice. Her birthday is 04.11 and she can play numerous instruments such as guitar, piano, organ, accordion, flute etc…via

Rest in Peace and Fly Away….Bice ^^

A What?! What Trilogy? Mamasan Trilogy!

I’m a 90’s kid, I grew up during the grunge era *and it’s my preference I was never really the disco fanatic*; I think most of the kids during those times are the most successful adults now. Those who grew up listening to some disturbed, emotionally tainted, rebellious and political songs of the 90s.

Nothing really fancy today except that I started my day listening to Pearl Jam’s Better Man and suddenly remembered the Eddie Vedder’s “Mamasan Trilogy”. I remember during my high school days listening to the 3 songs under that so called “trilogy” and trying to figure out why and how it can be related to that “mini –opera” and since I was still young then and I lack in experience my understanding is quite shallow literally basing it on the words but not looking at the big picture or the essence of the context, but now listening to it again I get a different perspective and POV as compared 15 years ago.

Mamasan trilogy is a product of Vedder’s brilliant mind, although some claimed that the Trilogy was not true but I think the mini opera is quite scary and tragic. Just to give some idea about the Trilogy it’s a story about a boy grew up believing that his father was his real father and his confusion about his mother’s love and because everything has been too complicated he grew up a wrong man and made mistake that would put end to his life… something like that...better check this link to understand more. Here<--------(credit to the link owner)

Some of the Lines from the Trilogy

Alive~ Chapter I

"Son," she said, "have I got a little story for you
What you thought was your daddy was nothin' but
While you were sitting home alone at age thirteen
Your real daddy was dyin', sorry you didn't
See him but I'm glad we talked"
Oh, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, oh-oh
While she walks slowly across a young man's room
She said, "I'm ready for you"
I can't remember anythin' to this very day
'Cept the look, the look, oh
You know where, now I can't see, I just stare

"Is somethin' wrong?" she said
Well, of course there is
"You're still alive," she said
Oh and do I deserve to be?
Is that the question?
And if so, if so
Who answers?
Who answers?

Once~ Chapter II

I admit it, what's to say? Yeah
I'll relive it without pain, mmm
Back street lover on the side of the road
I got a bomb in my temple that is gonna explode
I got a sixteen gauge buried under my clothes
I play
Upon a time
I could control myself
Ooh, once
Upon a time
I could lose myself
Oh, try and mimic what's insane, eh
I am in it, where do I stand? Uh
Indian summer and I hate the heat
I got a back street lover on the passenger seat
I got my hand in my pocket, so determined, discreet
I pray
Yeah ,

You think I got my eyes closed but I've been lookin' at you the whole f*cking time

Footsteps~ Chater III

Don't even think about reachin' me
I won't be home
Don't even think about stoppin' by
Don't think of me at all
I did, what I had to do
If there was a reason, it was you...
Don't even think about gettin' inside
Voices in my head, voices
I got scratches, all over my arms
One for each day, since I fell apart
I did, what I had to do
If there was a reason, it was you...
Footsteps in the hall, it was you, you
Pictures on my chest, it was you
It was you...
I did, what I had to do
And if there was a reason
Oh, there wasn't no reason, no
And if, there's something you'd like to do
Just let me continue, to blame you

***the photo is totally unrelated to the post. Mmmmm just a preview to my next post ^^. ~~~Totally Random!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How Bizarre~ September!

Things aren't sailing the way I wanted it to be, but this September I expect my winds to shift into a different direction. And just when I thought that everything is at mess--- tadah! A savior scooped me out of the puddle of mud! And I skip and hop and hum!

Technically I should not be greeting everyone a Merry Christmas, it’s too early for merry greetings but since I’m in the mood ~~~Merry Christmas ^^

August was a burden on the later part and I was annoyed by some people especially with the one who send me that nasty email…Hahaha! I had written my two cents about that issues but it’s something that I should not talk about when I’m feeling a little gorgeous. But I still wanna put some excerpts of what I have written. Here it goes:

Thing are really getting annoyingly out of hand and I’m on the verge of frying that man! Yeah, I’m pissed off the fact that those kids don’t know what the heck they are talking about made me cringe in anger. I would never and doesn’t have any intention of destroying their relationship, the fact that those tweets are under my accounts and no name was mentioned clearly states that I won’t meddle in their issues and those are mine if anyone would react then I shall say you are guilty as charge. Unfortunately, as he effin claim that he is not lurking in my life ~isn’t true, the fact that he send me those nasty email in conjunction to what I have tweet and accused me of prowling in his life is an effin lie because he wouldn’t react if he was not silently reading my tweets and this blog at the comfort of his own friggin time! Aha! You are reading my blog! Hohoho! Caught you! Sneaky sneaky!

You! on the other hand, would understand when you grow up that these things are too complicated to handle and would hope it won’t happen to you! I’m sure when the right time comes you would thank me for being this straight. Are you ready to handle the consequences of your action? Are you ready to get involve in a difficult situation that would require emotional and legalities not to mention facing the truth that we are in? Are you ready to let everyone including your Fam (if you are that bad serious abt it) know the truth about your relationship without losing their trust, humiliating or hurting them? Those are the questions that you should be asking yourself because no matter how you deny the fact we cannot run away! Yes WE! Hehehe I’m part of it so lets partey like it’s hot!

I for a fact don’t want to get involve with that person in any form of relationship. He put me in a great deal of humiliation and destroyed what I have worked hard to achieve and I would never forgive him on that matter. The fact that he is so selfish, stubborn and inconsiderate of mine and the little boy’s situation is unacceptable and I would never pay the respect that he is claiming to earn. You mister doesn’t deserve any reverence in any form. And I have never loathed anyone in my years of existence and you will always remind me of that feeling, no matter how I resist anger. And I (in God’s time) will commit myself again, but until that right time comes I won’t involve anyone at my mess because I believe in K-A-R-M-A! *Chameleon, they come and go wooh-ooh!*

The end.

**I might scrub this out after 3 days or so, I don’t want to taint my space. I know--- I said it’s just an excerpt but 'twas long believe me when I say that I have cut it to make it short. I think I have written like 2000 words for that issue alone! Hahahaha!

September is giving me a good vibes. IDK, but I smell scents of lilies and pine trees it gives me a good feeling. My mood is perfect and before I knew it I’ll be hearing Christmas carols plus the weather is getting breezy. I’m getting the Christmas jitters. So welcome Ber-months!

Oh and for my playlist, I’ve been listening to Bice *pronounce as bee-che* she’s a Japanese singer/songwriter, she composed several anime soundtrack like Mahoraba~ Heartful days, Kirarin Revolution and Kimi wa petto (Japanese Manga Adaptation). Unfortunately she died of heart attack last July 26, 2010, she’s just 38 years of age. She’s a genius songwriter and according to her last blog she was supposed to release a song or collaborate for an upcoming anime. I specially love her songs Cloudy Sky, Like Someone in love, Akubi, Tsusunde Ageru, and An apple a day. Her song Like Someone in Love and Cloudy Sky is constantly playing on my list. I’m thinking of cutting my bangs in full to show my heartfelt tribute to her ^^ Rest in Peace Bice. Kanpai anata no jinsei ni!

Anyways, here’s a preview of what I did on the first day of September, I’ll be writing about the place and the food on a different account. This was at Chungkiwa my favorite Korean Restaurant in Makati, I’ve been there a couple of times so I think they deserve some commendation ^^jalmugutseumnida! Kamsahamnida!^^

Welcome September! Give me some good clouds ^^v

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