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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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Can’t Really Think Of A Particularly Good Title For This One…

I woke up early just to find out that our professor wasn’t going to show up so that was kind of a bummer. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? You could’ve woken up minutes later for crying out loud. So, anyway, we went to Starbucks just to let time pass till we could go back to school in time for our next class. And then after that we went back to Starbucks to chill (I swear they make so much money from me. Ehem Starbucks people…Discount naman o LOL I’m a regular customer at Glorietta 4 LOL). So, yeah…This is such a short and not to mention boring post. Bear with me and please don’t hate me. That’s really all that happened. I guess people are just too busy because of thesis lately, thus the days get more boring everyday.

What I wore:


I was hoping that it’ll be windy when we took pictures because the skirt would’ve looked divine but unfortunately it started getting windy hours after we took pictures… LOL Fail



gold collar necklace from The Jewelry Boulevard. Go click the link! Awesome finds at awesome prices! GOOOO


The belt’s a Christmas gift from my aunt Gina


top from Greenhills
skirt from Pink Manila
bandage wedges from Tonic


Photos by Tal Ybarola

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The Big Chill

So, this is where it all starts; all the long nights, the restlessness, and not to mention, the stress: Thesis. Our topic about social media and political marketing just got approved last week and we maximized our time left by procrastinating and just being our usual easy-go-lucky selves. Today is the day we start cracking. My partner, Aey, and I have already done a few parts for chapter one and we’re positive we’re going to finish this chapter by Saturday. And then it’s off to start with chapter two. I’ve never felt so pressured in my entire life. No kidding.

We spent most of the day at Big Chill in Greenbelt 3, supposedly getting work done but unfortunately, katamaran pops up its ugly head, as usual, and we ended up chilling at big chill. Well sort of. We did start working, we just didn’t finish lol. So, anyway, I hope all works out well in the end. Wish us luck and pray for us pretty please? Huhu

What I wore to our “thesis “sesh:

I wore a simple yet elegant and, not to mention, breezy sheer top and a bandage skirt. The oversized black bag also looked quite well with the overall look. Remember what Tyra Banks always said in the Tyra show, “If you want to look expensive, wear Black.” and I agree. Would you believe me if I told you the bag’s from Landmark and it costs less than a thousand?

sheer top from some store at the Rockwell Bazaar, bandage skirt from The Landmark


Necklace from Bedazzle Accessories

Rings from some bazaar a long time ago... I'm terribly sorry for I cannot remember

Rings from some bazaar a long time ago… I’m terribly sorry for I cannot remember

Satin ballet flats from Ichigo

Satin ballet flats from Ichigo

My forever sunnies from where else? Forever 21 duh!

I love my photographer. She makes me look so good in photos. Minus all the awkwardness and weirdness LOL

Jenni being so industrious... Doing her part for their thesis AKA facebook-ing LOL

Jenni being so industrious… Doing her part for their thesis AKA facebook-ing LOL


My very masipag and not to mention always on time (sarcasm lol) thesis partner, Aey! We're actually aiming for thesis of the year, FYI. CHOS! Lol. Ambisyosa kami bakit?

My very masipag and not to mention always on time (sarcasm lol) thesis partner, Aey! We’re actually aiming for thesis of the year, FYI. CHOS! Lol. Ambisyosa kami bakit?

I cannot wait for all this to end. Wish us luck!

Photos by Tal Ybarola

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