Lazy Up North
I have a big love-hate relationship with traveling. Overpacking has always been a constant problem. :( I can’t seem to know when to stop from bringing extra clothes. I always think of bringing that extra pair of shoe/blazer/pants just in case you know, I end up in a situation I’m not supposed to be in. When I got the chance to go to Ilocos for work, I was not that surprised to see that my luggage was overweight.. again. Huhu. Good thing, my partner’s wasn’t that heavy. Woot! I get to keep my extra two kilos worth of stuff with me.

Now back to my trip, it was one of the best business trips I’ve been cause I’m not pressured at all. I had ample time to rest, get a glimpse of Ilocos’ beauty and still have a high drive to work on ground. I will talk more about my trip soon but here’s a look I tried to pull off despite the really hot weather.

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(Top - Topman | Shorts - Indie-Go | Shoes - Crocs | Sunnies - Crave More | Bag - Jansport)

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Check out my first backpack in a really long time!! Special thanks to Primer Group of Companies for spoiling me every time. :”> I received this bag when I attended their last Remix event held at Greenbelt 5. Did you know that you can already customize your bag with loads of new pins & patches? Oh yes, I just haven’t placed mine but I have a loot of patches to put on my pristine white Jansport bag.

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I forced myself to bring a bag this big cause I brought with me quite a number of gadgets to make sure I document my trip well. I’m really happy that this Jansport can carry all my essentials without the fear of breaking. Quality indeed!

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For more information, do not hesitate to visit any Bratpack branch near you! They will lead you in everything you need to know about their collaboration with artists and how you can put their creations in your own bag.

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New In : July 2014
Got a few announcements from my friends for all of you! You might wanna check them out. :)



From small plates, pizza, pasta, steaks, desserts and other scrumptious dishes in between, there’s something that awaits guests with varying tastes at Village Tavern. 18 new dishes, created by talented chefs (Village Tavern International’s Corporate Chef, US-based Grace Viado, Bistro Group’s Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood and new Bistro R & D chef Jason Stacy), now grace the restaurant’s menu. With three culinary stalwarts sharing their expertise to plump up Village Tavern’s food offerings, the results are exceptional.



Guests can feast on Three-Cheese Elote, a “small plate” that is perfect to nibble on while sipping your favorite drink. The appetizer section of the menu, meanwhile, gets a boost with the Cowboy Chips and Pimiento Cheese Fondido. For those who are partial to food that is healthy and green, Village Tavern offers the classic Cobb Salad and the VT Market Salad. Now, on to flatbread, pizza and pasta. The new selection includes the Three Cheese Smoked Bacon Flatboard, Bacon and Chicken Pesto Pizza and for your pasta fix, Chorizo Bolognese and Pappardelle al Vongole.



Village Tavern is located at Bonifacio High Street Central. For inquiries and reservations, call 6213245.

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Lobster Wagyu Burger

Prepare yourself for an all-new experience in taste with Johnny Rockets’s newest addition to its Gourmet Burger line, the Lobster Wagyu Burger. Bringing together two exquisite ingredients, this latest creation combines the richness of lobster with the smooth taste of specially-prepared Wagyu burger that’s grilled to perfection. It is served with American fries to keep your taste buds busy with the unique mix of flavors, and wanting more the whole time.

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Of all the types of boots in our closet, it is often our foldable rain boots that get the least attention. The reason for this is that we don’t know exactly what to do with them. To us, they’re boots to use when we’re drenched in the rain, nothing more, and nothing less. However, with trends constantly evolving, Wellington Boots (the most popular of all rain boots) are taking over the scene, making it not just functional, but fashionable as well. Of all the types of boots in our closet, it is often our foldable rain boots that get the least attention. The reason for this is that we don’t know exactly what to do with them. To us, they’re boots to use when we’re drenched in the rain, nothing more, and nothing less. However, with trends constantly evolving, Wellington Boots (the most popular of all rain boots) are taking over the scene, making it not just functional, but fashionable as well.

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Hair Care
If there’s one thing I envy the most from other people, it would probably be their nice, straight, healthy hair. I was blessed with a beautiful one (i believe they’re beautiful :P) but maintaining the healthy look in them is a bit of a high maintenance. I rarely have time to pamper myself so just imagine how glad I was when Princess Hazel Salon & Spa got me to try the famous Brazillian Blowout treatment!

According to brazillianblowout.com, it is the ONLY professional smoothing treatment that improves the health of the hair. No damage! It was love at first try! I may not be able to explain it well but I totes received a lot of good compliments about how healthy my hair have become. I think it’s something everyone should try! Here’s a run down of my whole experience.

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These beautiful royal chairs got me as soon as I got in Princess Hazel Salon & Spa. It’s too pretty to resist!

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I immediately got into my post cause I was in a hurry & I didn’t wanna waste time. I’m so thankful that the whole crew was ready to help me out & did the treatment faster that I thought it would be. After a quick shampoo, the Brazillian Blowout serum was carefully applied in every strand of my hair. I love how gentle they were the whole time!

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After the application, I had to wait a few minutes to let it sit & the blow dry finally started! They straightened my hair using a flat iron to make sure the serum was fully absorbed by my hair. It was rinsed off & was conditioned.

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The last step was another round of blow drying. & viola! After 2 and a half hours, my hair was ready to go.

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It may look super straight but as soon as you take your first bath, you’ll see how naturally healthy looking they are.

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I did a quick tour around the salon & was fascinated by their wall of nail polish! This little pink one stood out.

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Aside from the usual hair treatments, they also offer RF treatments, waxing, massage, threading & many more! You should make time & pay them a visit. Treat yourself & be a princess for a day!

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