This was the view we saw when we arrived. Wonderful! I think we stayed on the 5th or 4th room with pool access from the right side.

Oh the BEACH!

Receiving Area

Time to check in

Our room with extra bed for our bags. hahaha

Cozyyyy

Mini liquors and noodles (the overpriced items)

Bathroom with shower

The view from our Balcony

So niceeee!!

Love ko talaga yun room namin, hahaha

The Breakfast buffet - they have fruits, sweets...

sandwiches, breads, biscuits, juices...

Salad station

Heavy Breakfast for the big day ahead


The Verdict:

This is my first time to visit island called Boracay. I have no idea where to stay and which station is better but with the help of my friend Dale, who has a travel agency. He was the one managed our honeymoon in just a short span of time with a discounted rate. Thank you so much twin sister! Hahaha He just gave us some few options then everything is set. Woot woot! So after the wedding, we just rest a few days to figure something out then poof! Our adventure begins in Boracay. 

The Boracay Ocean Club Beach Resort is located at station 3. Well, we decided it is much better if we excluded ourselves from the crowd. It was a success! I love the place, far from the party area, quiet and relaxing. We were surprised that our room has a pool access on its balcony. Hihi I am totally a happy kid. I do not have a negative comment with this hotel. All of the staffs were polite and very accommodating even if some of them were having a hard time to express themselves with Tagalog because their main dialect is Bisaya. Moreover, the buffet breakfast was good. they offered different choices almost everyday. We enjoyed every morning we wake up. haha The drinks also were good, if you will try their cocktails for a night and too lazy to go to the bar outside the hotel just like us. We ordered some mojitos and beers. Then, go for a night swim too. They also have fire dancers and live bands during the night. No need to go far.

Just a minor detail, the front of the beach on their side has a lot of boats. Unlike the other stations, they have less boats or in our local terms banka in their shore. They have a better place to swim. However, you can just walk to station 1 and 2 to have a better view. I remember one more thing, the internet connection was a little slow. But who needs internet connection if you will stay in a place like Boracay. Hello! be with the nature ;) 


Our rate for this hotel will be
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4.5 out of 5 stars


Will I recommend this place? HELL YEAH! 


For more details:

Address: Station 3, Sitio Angol Road Boracay Island, Malay Aklan 5608 Philippines
Email: info@boracayoceanclub.com.ph


The Lobby - the place is artsy 

Checking out - Reception

It was Christmas season back then

Curtain mode -  the room is oh so bright

Our bed - only 2 of my friends stayed with me. Some of them went home after party.

Look at the place, hahaha too much trash (Sorry for the not so neat post hahahaha)

The television


The Verdict:

My friends were the one responsible for the reservation of this room. They surprised me with my bachelorette mean girls party last December here. It was a wholesome event. Hahaha The room was spacious. We have more space to play random games. It has a receiving arrive with sofas, mini kitchen, bathroom and of course! the bedroom. It is like a condominium with one bedroom that was the set up of our room. The photos provided was after the party (so it is a little untidy). The security of the hotel was strict so if you will have a surprise thingy with this hotel, don't forget to instruct them immediately. Hahaha

The location of the hotel is like a hidden gem in Makati. It took us a little hard to locate it. However, the hotel is surrounded with different restaurants and bars. If you are looking place for place to be drunk and you can't even go home. This a nice place to stay and chill the next day. 

I will rate this hotel with
★★★★☆
4 stars out of 5 stars


For more details:
Address: 4687 Santiago Street Cor. Valdez and Singian Streets, Makati City Philippines, 2981
Contact No.: +632 224 3000
Email: reservations@y2hotel.com


Monasterio de Tarlac 

Last year, we joined another pilgrimage in our church community. It was one of the far visita iglesia I have ever done but it was worth it as always. On the photo above, in Monasterio de Tarlac they have a replica of Rio's Christ Redeemer. No need to go far to have a photo like that one, just visit Tarlac.

Inside Monasterio de Tarlac, I am not sure if it is a chapel.

The view is breathtaking. =) Nature is LOVE.


I ❤ Monasterio de Tarlac signage

Our next stop, Our Lady of Manaog Church in Pangasinan

Candles -  as much as possible we light candles in every church

Our Lady of Manaog

It is open to public to touch or to hold the statue of Our Lady of Manaog. Everyone can have moment with it. Knee and touch and pray for your intentions.

St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish - Mapanda, Pangasinan

Inside the church

San Pedro y San Pedro Church - Calasiao, Pangasinan

I don't have a photo inside the church. I think we were on a hurry during those time.

St. John The Evangelist Cathedral - Dagupan, Pangasinan

Inside the church -  this the last stop for our station of the cross and we attended a mass.

It is a nice experience going to the different churches for station of the cross with our community or with our family. It feels like a renewal of faith. Getting to know yourself and a spiritual journey towards God. It feels good to know and to talk to people with their stories on how they are very thankful with God and how they have changed because of their faith. This holy week start your own tradition with your family by going to different churches and pray the station of the cross. As what they say, the family that prays together stays together. A little advise, don't forget to bring bottles of cold water, food and a few prayer books during the trip. Another one, plan it ahead of time. 

 List of Churches:

  • Monasterio de Tarlac 
  • Our Lady of Manaog Church in Pangasinan
  • St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish - Mapanda, Pangasinan
  • San Pedro y San Pedro Church - Calasiao, Pangasinan
  • St. John The Evangelist Cathedral - Dagupan, Pangasinan



At the back

Natural color for my face, it blends perfectly on my face

I tried blended it on my hand and wash it with water. It looks like it is waterproof so I feels like sweat proof, less retouch the better. 

During my haul from Sephora, I bought this item because I was looking for a liquid foundation that will really cover up my blemishes. It was Godsend when I saw this on their site. I read some reviews and they gave it some pleasing comments from other beauty bloggers and vloggers. I might have plenty of lipsticks but other beauty products is not my forte, so reading and watching a lot of reviews helps me convince myself that I need this item. Hahaha 

The Verdict:

This is one of my first liquid foundation. It did not disappoint me. It is easy to apply. It covers my blemishes. Plusssss! It have a 10 hour wear perfection foundation. It last the whole day. No need to retouch every hour. When I apply this product, I usually put some primer first dub it using a beauty blender. Then, finished it with power foundation para kapit ganern! Lol The smell it is nice, it has almost no smell. I like it that way. It cost 972.00php in Sephora Ph site. Will I buy it again? Sure, why not! 

I will rate this with
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4.5 stars out of 5 stars



Goblin or Goblin: The Lonely and The Great God is one of the best Kdrama I have ever watched. Ganda nya promise!!! haha It revolves with the story of the Goblin (Gong Yoo) and the Grim Ripper (Lee Dong-Wok). It will explain why the Goblin had his immortal life and why grim ripper received those kind of jobs. Everything has a reasons and it will be explained thru out the series. Then, there is this highschool girl (Kim Go-eum-I as Ji Eum-tak), who falls inlove with the Goblin, she is the also called Goblin's bride by some random ghost. haha She is the only person who can take away the Goblin's immortality. It will be conflict in the later part of the series. Goblin will make a decision to stay alive or to die. I won't tell. Everyone should watch this series!!!  Kwentuhan tayo!

The Verdict:

As I said before, one of the best Kdrama ever!!! Everyone will laugh, cry and fall in love with the cast and with the story it self. They also cater different stories on how the people died. Those stories can really touch our hearts. My fave scene will be with Happy (dog). I cried on that part. Watch it to know! haha On the contrary, I don't like the set up of the love story of Goblin. His partner is really young for the actor. It feels like it is a case of pedophile. hahaha Though, she looks really young for the role. Infairness, she gave justice to it. Sakit sa heart beshhh yung mga dulong scenes!!! They were all good actors for sure. 

My overall verdict will be
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
5 stars out of 5 stars!!!!

Watch the trailer, enjoy!!!




Our wedding cake by Ms. Krystine of Sofia's Sweet

I met Ms. Krystine Reyes thru our wedding coordinator, Bingo Flores. He recommended Sofia’s Sweets. She does not have a physical shop yet. I started communicating with Ms. Krystine via facebook messenger. She was easy to talk to, although she was having a hectic schedule because it is already ber months during that time and she will also be leaving the Philippines for a month, she made time to meet up with us. Actually, to meet up my fiancΓ© back then, he was the one who actually talked to her for the contract signing because I have work during those times. We really trusted our cake to her to the extent did not required to have a cake tasting. Hehe

Simple yet elegant

  
The Verdict:

I got the design I like for our cake from Pinterest. I sent her some photos of my pegs and she added few more flowers as my request. The flavors of our cake were red velvet with cream cheese frosting and vanilla with lemon buttercream frosting. The frosting was little hard to cut but taste oh soooo good! It was a flavor busting on our mouths. Sarap besh! Nagcrave tuloy ako bigla sa cake. We have 2 tiers for the real cake and the other tiers were fake. The cake costs 18,000 Php. I think it is worth it. I love how simple and elegant it was. If I will change something with my cake, maybe it will be more on gold shade or yellowish shade for the accent on the top. Hehe For me, it looks nice and very tasty, Will I order another cake from her shop? Of course!

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My overall rate will be 4.9 stars out of 5 stars.



For more information:

Owner:  Krystine Reyes
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SofiaSOsweet/
Location: Binan, Laguna


Photos grabbed from Town's Delight Album



The reason of being so MIA (missing in action) on my blog because of tv series and Korean novelas. Yes! Totoo po ang balibalita, kinain na po ako ng sistema ng tv series lalo na ang Korean novela. Hahaha Kaloka po! So I will start posting reviews of Korean Novelas again and anime series too.

For today, I will post my review about W. Yes. Tamad na tamad po sila magtitle kaya isang letter lang ang bet nila ipangalan sa Kdrama na ito. LOL. W is about the world of comics vs reality. The main character Lee Jong-suk as Kang Cheol, he is a gold Olympic medalist in shooting that was suspected in killing his own family because of the unknown killer. Then, after 10 or more years, he became rich and wants to know the identity of the killer who killed his family. On the other hand, Han Hyo-joo as Oh Yeon-joo is the daughter of the famous creator of webtoons called W and she is also a doctor.  She will be the love interest of Cheol. First encounter of the two will be the accident on the rooftop that almost killed Kang Cheol but Yeon-joo went inside the webtoons to saved Cheol. The rest of the story should be watched. Haha



The Verdict:
W is one of a kind Kdrama. It is not your typical love story. It is real vs. reel life. The story is a little bit confusing. Haha If I were a webtoon follower from the tv series, I will be super confused on what is happening to the comics. Haha It has a hint of drama, sweetness and action. I love the transformation of Oh Sung-moo (the father of Yeon-joo) he became very convincing to be a villain and at the same time a good person. He’s acting was something to look forward too. However, for me this Kdrama lacks suspense and the end of the story is not impressing. Well, that’s my opinion towards the end. In addition, I am not fan Kang Cheol’s acting skills or hindi ko lang sya bet. Ang payat kasi. LOL

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 Overall, I will rate this Kdrama 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.


Surprise!!! I have a ‘Mean Girls’ theme bridal shower with my lovely friends last December 2016. Thank you so much! I am not expecting it on that day because my mom and my sister just told me to come with them to go to the mall and meet someone. I want to buy something for the wedding that day too so I was tagged along. It came to a point I don’t want to go with them because of my laziness. Hahaha

The traffic in Makati was horrible that it took us 2 hours from skyway ramp to the hotel. We were supposed to go to Landmark but due to the intense traffic. We headed straight to the hotel which they told me that my sister will meet someone for her package from her godparents. I said, “I will just wait in the car”. Hahaha My mom replied with, “Sumama ka na baka marape ka dyan!”. While my sister added, “Sige ka, wala kang dinner dto.” Okay, I was convinced with the dinner. Hahaha In life, I am easily deceived by food. (Takaw lang, takot magutom ganern hahaha) Funny thing, when we were on our way to the parking lot at the 3rd floor. The guard was very strict. He keeps on asking about whom to visit. Then, I heard the whole name of my friend. I tried not to laugh and spoil their surprise. I ignored my thoughts and stop assuming things. When, we were on the 18th floor. Before we knock, I heard girls giggling. Then, they opened the door tadaaaa! My sweet friends were all there and throwing confetti’s at me.

They gave a burn book just like in the movie. A burn book with all our photos and message from them.

Cupcakes with the famous lines from the movie. Boo you whore!

Thank you all for the decorations. A for effort! Special thanks to Ate Anna too for helping them!

Waiting for me hahaha

My sash and my crown and the burn book

Kathy, Juvy and Cy

The Set up

The Gang

I changed my clothes. My sister brought be a pink blouse. Because on Mean Girls, we wear pink on Wednesday! hahaha

Dinner Time Finally

Mom, me and sis - they went home after eating our dinner

The game starts - Eggplant relay

Another eggplant game, hilig nila sa talong :))

Blindfold

The last game - it is a group game, contestant should answers questions about me. Losers take a shot. hahaha

My pretty teammates

Queen B and her army of skanks

Group photo

I am so happy with my bridal shower because it is wholesome and we were just laughing our asses out. haha Thank God, they did not hire a stripper, not fan either. To my friends, thank you so much for you effort. Love you all! Organize ko bridal shower nyo with stripper. hahahah 

Hope you enjoy!!! What other theme do you suggest for a bridal shower? Comment below!