Sunday, March 10, 2013

Niña de las Flores

Cover Up: Brown Knitted from Kweshiedoodles || Floral Dress from She || Accessories from Butingtings
Freshin' Up with your floral skirts, gals! Oh, love! March is here! Almost enjoying summer already. Can't you see it through my dress up? So in love with bright colors and flowers! Like what I said, summer is here!  So expect for a bright sunny and hot weather. If you're reading this, probably I'm on the sea travelling towards the islands of Samal for an overnight birthday celebration of Sherylyn. Will blogged everything as soon as I come back. :) By the way, "Niña de las Flores" is a spanish term for a "flower girl". Yay! Another thought for the day. :) 

Happy weekends, 

Friday, March 08, 2013

Pasta Treats, why not?

             Another treat for hungry tummy - Sbarro! Craviiiiiiiing and salivating already! Well, I can't help myself eating these gigantic pizzas over and over again. (kahit di ko naman nauubos talaga ang isang hati nito). :) 

My personal fave is white deep dish, what's yours? 


You can also dine with light meals! No worries for those on diet. :) Boost your immune system with fruits and veggies serve by Sbarro. 

They're also serving NEW Sbarro combo treats! For only 99 pesos, you can enjoy Sbarro treats already! Very affordable, right?
Mine: Spaghetti with meatballs 
Instead of eating pizzas today, I ordered spaghetti with meatballs (since it's been a while I haven't eat spaghetti).  Pasta treats for my tummy, why not? For a change! But after few minutes, Look! (photo below). Ubos! I know. I know! I should order a bigger one. :( 

By the way, Sbarro (Davao) is located in second floor, Abreeza Mall (Bajada), Davao City. Treat your love ones and dine with them at Sbarro, NOW! :) 


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Chill Day

Top: Thrifted || Bracelets from Butingtings
Dark Blue Navy Inspired Shorts from Jessica's Closet || Scalar Pendant from 1GOAL

This is what I wore last Sunday's date with 1GOAL Davao Staff.  The weather isn't that bad at all so I ended up wearing shorts. Shorts are really comfortable and refreshing. I was expecting for a long walk. Of course, I don't want to over stress my foot balls. So I paired my outfit with flat sandals. Gray for a gray for chill day! Bringing light objects while on date is my personal recommendation. 

What do you think of my look? 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

It more fun in Davao

Welcome to Crocodile Park.
                Plan A - visit the gigantic crocodiles at crocodile park and watch evening show. It was a gloomy day. Clouds turn to grayish as if it will rain. The wind was so strong. However, since everything was planned, we must go there. Good thing that we have car with us. Less transportation fee. :) Upon arriving at the area, we learned that there was no evening shows in weekends. So instead of entering and paying for the entrance fee, we decided to walked around outside the park and took pictures. 

Mural painting
Behind me is the mural painting presenting the Tribu K' Mindanawan (cultural village). Davaoeñous are  very proud presenting their cultural arts in the world. Not to mention, how many tribes do Davao was composed of? I can name few but more or less, 13 tribes. (I'm not sure). 

Welcome to Jacksridge, Davao City.
              After crocodile park, we visited the Jacksridge. It was located in Matina, few kilometers from crocodile park. This is not my first time to visit here. But I really like this place for two reasons - first, you can see the overview image of Davao City (very good at night because of lights) and historical docu's and arts of the place and second, a good destination for couples who were on dating and outing. 
Me sitting next to Jacksridge's centerpiece. 

Going to Japanese War Plane

Ahser Eduardo, photographer-on-duty

Yes, Jacksridge has also swimming pool.
After enjoying Davao's view, you can swim on their pool. Summer is near. Make one of these on your destinations. 
This is the tunnel's entrance used by Japanese soldiers to hide during world war 2. 
I attempt entering this tunnel. But my mind change since I was wearing shorts and don't have protective gear with me. (defensive mode) This tunnel is about approximately 2 feet tall with 2 feet in diameter. Japanese are really wise men! (salute) Who would thought that they will hide inside this tunnel for a long long time ago? I really wondered what is inside. (curios mind)
Japanese plane during world war 2
Japanese war plane crashed on the mountains of Jackridge during world war 2 in 1940's. This is near in the entrance tunnel (photo above). 
Gigantic old sea Taklobo shells are said to be the silent witnesses of Davao's watery past. 

Durian Eaters Statue
If you're in Davao, you must try eating the king of the jungle fruits, Durian! It was one of the greatest attractions in Davao. Oh! Durian has different variety! They have distinct (unique)smell but it really taste good. As a matter of fact, there are so many foreigners and locals who came here just to eat Durian. 

Davao City will  be celebrating "76th Araw  ng Davao" (Davao's Day) on March 16, 2013. It is a week-long celebration of the founding of the city with lots of cultural presentations of several ethnic tribes, sports competitions, parades and selection of Mutya ng Davao (Miss Davao) which was the highlights of the celebration. 

Hopefully, you can visit our place and celebrate with us. 
Madayaw Davao!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Weekly Haul

‘Twas Saturday night. After my work and receive my pay slip, I decided to go home early – not in my parent’s house. I’m currently living in my friend’s boarding house (trying to live independent). Though I have co-room boarders here, it seems that we’re not really “that” close. We talked but very often. It’s just a simple “hi” and “hello” or greetings. Sometimes, I lacked myself inside my room, sleep all day or watch cp-tv. How bored my life is, isn’t it? (lol) After I took a bath, I lied on my bed and played temple run on my phone. After an hour, I realized that I couldn’t sleep. To cut the story short, I decided to go out for awhile. I ended up strolling at downtown.

The night was so young. There was a band singing at Rizal Park. Along the streets were food vendors and thrift sellers. A date with myself alone! 
Tops: Loose shirt with giraffe designs, mint green, 3/4 semi satin with laced raffled designs|| Shorts
Accessories from Butingtings
For clothes, I bought a loose shirt (Left side: forgot the brand). It has two toned color-grayish in the inner with designs of caramel-brown. I also bought a 3/4 semi-satin mint-green with laced-raffled top. Introducing my fave pick - that shorts (bottom-right)! Who would thought that I got that at very cheapest price - 45php! It has he same texture with my bangkok clothes. Wasn't that cute? (*_*)
Nude plastic-inspired booties
I know summer is approaching but can't help myself buying booties. But don't you know, our weather is changing lately. Even though the climate is really hot and sunny, supposed to be "really hot" since it is already March, suddenly it'll rain. Weather is really unpredictable just like my twisted thoughts! 
Brown-military shoes inspired
For me, it doesn't matter if I wore branded clothes or not. What's the most important I am comfortable enough on wearing my outfits. The secret ingredient? - Confidence and Attitude (on how are you going to wear them). Practically speaking, you can also save 50% to 90% if you'll go to thrift shops. 

Tips on selecting thrift clothes:
1.) Check the hemlines for any alterations, and discolorations especially in the armpit areas and neckline. Don't choose if there are yellowish or grayish in the hemlines. 
2.) Check the quality of the clothes linen (tela). - There are three types of thrift items (based on my experience). First,  selected items that were never used. Usually these items have price tags, and cellophane with them. Some boutiques were buying selected items and sell them via online. Second, the semi-used or slightly used items. And lastly, clothes that can be used inside the house only. Of course, select items that are in good condition. For  me, I usually choose satin, and silk. 
3.) Check the completeness of designs - Buttons must be complete. Zippers are intact. 

For Foot-wears:
You must know what kind of footwear you want to wear or buy. Sometimes, we can find interesting and unique styles in shoe thrift shops. 
1.) For pumps, and heels - check the sole, heels and heel top (top lift). You will know how long they've been used based on the soles and heels' marks. Check also the inner part. Brand names usually can be found inside. Carefully examined the vamp (shoe opening) and the decorations if they are still intact. Try them on your feet and walk. You must be comfortable while walking and have a confidence on wearing them.
2.) For booties - Check the soles, heel caps, and lags. The pull straps or zippers  must be intact. 

So what are you waiting for? Ukay ukay na! :) 

Happy Thrift Shopping,

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Boho Gal

Top: Gap || High-Waist Shorts: Thrifted || Booties: Random Boutique

Found my new photo editor android application - Aviary. It's a free android application where you can download via play store and beautify your photos in just a snap in a finger. Tried it and like the results. Remember, I had a little vacation last Sunday in my so-called province? Yeah, I enjoyed the place so much and I can't help myself to pose in awhile. Thanks God, brought with me my booties (good karma). I really thought I couldn't use it there. 

Boho earings from butingtings

Sling Bag and dark brown wedge/booties : Random boutiques

raw photo taken from my LG phone while riding on a tricycle going to Ilang, tibungco.
Happy Weekends,