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High Tea at Mary Grace

This was from last Saturday as my friends and I ended another stressful week of deadlines, job interviews, and what not. First of all, I am terribly sorry for having nothing but stress and work to mention in my posts. Apparently, that’s how life is for me right now. I do hope to start posting more about fun, exciting things. But for the mean time, bear with me as I have nothing but stress, stress, and more stress written all over my agenda.

Nicole, Jenni, Tal, and I had a nice little tea party (if you’d call it that) at Café Mary Grace last Saturday. It was pretty surprising of my friends to be splurging on our “tambayan” since we usually just stick to Big Chill ’cause it’s well…cheap, to be blunt. But don’t get me wrong, even if it costs us less to hang out at Big Chill, we still end up paying for more since we buy more because the food and the drinks are cheaper than any other place in Greenbelt (Well except for A-Gantea. But we stopped hanging out there ’cause we’re just all so sick of milk tea already and Aey’s on friggin’ diet). So anyway, Mary Grace it was and we loved how cozy the ambience was. We hung out at Mary Grace the day before also, right after our Job fair. Nicole, Tal, and I tried their Mexicana Tsokolate which is hot chocolate infused with cinnamon and chili. Yes. Chili. It was actually pretty good for me but I don’t reckon it is for all taste buds since it gives off a weird after taste which reminds me of Mediterranean food. It’s a must try for every adventure-seeking tongue. Anyway, the only reason I wanted to hang out at Mary Grace was because of their lemon squares. I could eat them all day, everyday, I swear. I got my boyfriend’s mother a box for her birthday and I kinda felt bad that I didn’t get myself a box as well… LOL So, yeah… We spent a lazy Saturday afternoon at Mary Grace sipping on raspberry iced tea and munching on sweets. It’s moments like these that make life seem so much brighter despite all the stress that comes along.

I wore a simple casual peplum top with skinny jeans since I had a date with Chavs after my rendezvous with friends. I make it a point to be as simple as I can be whenever I am going to see him since he makes such a fuss over my clothing 😐

Nevertheless I think my outfit was quite fitting for “high tea”

peplum top – Betty at SM Girls and Teen’s Wear
skinny jeans – Citizens of Humanitywedge – So Fab
peplum top – Betty at SM Girls and Teen’s Wear
ring – Forever 21

Jenni, Tal’s photographer in training


lemon squares…


and a pitcher of refreshing raspberry iced tea..

This is what great afternoons are made of. Looking forward to more afternoons with the girls (Aey and Mina included naman lol)

Photos are courtesy of Tal Ybarola and Jenni Ginete


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Florals and Final Deadlines

You know that feeling when you think you’ve accomplished something really big but it was just a dream? Or when you get through this very difficult level in a video game and the power suddenly goes out and you did not save the game? Sucks huh? Well, that’s exactly what happened to us. We all got major stressed out because everyone thought theses were supposed to be submitted by Wednesday. My partner and I pulled off an all-nighter finishing our thesis without recommended revisions from our professor since she wasn’t even replying to our email. So, we ended up just working things out, finishing the papers and printing them out just in time for submission. And we were so happy once the department stamped on our thesis to verify them receiving it on that day. It was like this huge burden got lifted up from our backs by some helpful giant or something. That was why we spent the rest of the afternoon doing absolutely nothing. But came Thursday and we found out that our professor sent us revisions at about 3 AM and boy, did we have much to revise. Also, theses were due by Friday NOT Wednesday. It was back to work for us trying to beat the deadline yet again (not to mention we wasted so much ink and so many papers for our first submission). Don’t you just hate it when that happens?? UGH! Anyway, we got through that hell of a week and another hell of a week shall start again. It’s a good thing we had this long weekend to unwind and just not worry about deadlines. Ah, the life of a college junior! I’m so excited to get everything done already!

What I wore on that very disappointing day:

Don’t you just love the crochet and tulle details on my cardigan? They add an element of surprise to the classic black cardi Black cardigan – Pink Manila Red floral mini dress – thrifted (from a friend)

Collar/bib necklace – A gift from Lui

Rings – both from Forever 21

Lakas pa ng loob ko pumose-pose at mag red lipstick… Kala ko tapos na ang stress… >.<

All photos taken by my new photographer-in-training: Jenni Ginete LOL

So, how are you guys handling the pre-summer vacation stress?

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Robot Unicorn Feels

First of all, I beg you for the delay. We’ve been so busy with thesis and other sh*t lately we don’t even have the time to breathe anymore. But it’s stress like this that builds up good character, I reckon. But I won’t deny the fact that I am getting tired and all I want now is a tall glass of Gimlet and 12 hours of sleep. No worries though because summer’s just around the corner. For the mean time feast your eyes on my colorfully girly (bleh) outfit a couple of weeks back:

told you my outfit’s so gay… Dunno what came to me that day… Anyway, it’s a good color combo and I really wanted to wear my pink pointed toe heels

Don’t you just immediately remember robort unicorn attack because of my top? Hihi or Nyan cat! Lol

DIMSUM! My forever photographer Tal and I had Chinese for lunch since it was the eve of the Lunar New Year. We thought it to be fitting. And because we were the only ones who went to school since our friends all cut class :)) I love my one on one dates with Tal :)) We always end up splurging on good food

Tested out Macky’s prime lens at Garage 14 after my dimsum date with Tal

top – Pink Manila
gold layered necklace – Forever 21

mint green jeans – Forever 21
pink pointed toe heels – Australian

So, I guess that’s all of it… Back to work… Or I could play Robot Unicorn Attack lol

Photos by Tal Ybarola and Macky Quisao

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That Awkward Moment…

Don’t you just hate cliff hangers? I sure do. Ironically though that’s what I came up with as a title for the post. I hung out at Starbucks since I thought I arrived in Makati too early for me to go straight to school. I just hate going to school without anyone to accompany me. I don’t know but I just find it weird wander in the halls alone and since we were having an open house for interested applicants, there would be a lot of people there. Another reason for me to spend time somewhere else until I find someone to accompany me. So, anyway, there I was happily sitting outside Starbucks, happily sipping on my Caramel Macchiato, satisfied by the solitude when kuya barista comes out and suddenly asks for my number. So, I tell him no. He assumes I have a boyfriend and I said, in a very as-a-matter-of-fact manner, “Why yes. Actually I have this gut feeling he’s going to propose to me tonight.” LOL I shouldn’t have said that. The kuya guard laughed at kuya barista as kuya barista went back in, defeated. Stupid me. Well, it wasn’t wrong to reject him, I do have a boyfriend after all, but I guess I shouldn’t have done so harshly. LOL I guess I won’t be going back there. Anyway… Yup…That awkward moment. LOL So, basically I went to school just to get out of the house.

So, this was what I wore:

So wasn’t in the mood… I felt so… laid-back lol

sheer black button-up from Greenhills blank tank from Bayo faded jeans from Next in Cinderella bag, Longchamp

feather necklace from some store at Hip in Rockwell

Killer spiked flats from Pill at The Ramp. Literally killer. Those spikes are so sharp you could actually poke someone’s eye out. Lol ironically though I don’t think that’ll ever happen unless I throw this at somebody

Jenni fooling around

Jenni fooling around part dos

Oh and after I went to school… TADAH! A surprise visit to the high school alma mater. It was so nostalgic being back on the quadrangle. *sigh*

Oh and our friend Macky celebrated his 20th birthday at the one and only Garage 14 AKA his house LOL. Too bad I didn’t take any pictures.

Photos by Tal Ybarola


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