May 3, 2015

Brighter than Sunshine

the bohemian doll

This was the outfit I wore when I went out to watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match... 


... at a theatre in the Cash & Carry mall with my boyfriend and our friends. 

I'm not really a sports fanatic and I've only ever watched a boxing match once or twice in my life, but I quite enjoyed being in a place full of people who are perhaps avid fans of boxing and/or more specifically, Manny Pacquiao. The energy was infectious that I even found myself at the edge of my seat when I thought Pacquiao was about to get a fair chance at knocking Mayweather out (not even close, but still). 

While the boxing match between Mayweather and Pacquiao may have been the highlight of most people's day, mine was the Nivea sale that's ongoing until May 9th. I heard from my brother that Nivea was holding a 50% off sale on ALL products and me being a fan of Nivea, grabbed the opportunity to stock up on some favorites as well as new finds. 

Nivea sale
My preeeciousssesss... 

Since my brother is also a fan of Nivea products, I bought him 1 tub of the original lip butter as well as a tub of the vanilla and macadamia ones. I've always bought the strawberry flavoured lip balm, but the store I went to were sold out of them, hence the cherry flavoured lip balm purchase. 

I thought I was strong enough to resist sales, but I guess not. At least not when it comes to products I love. 

Apr 28, 2015

Chicken & Beer Alabang branch vs. BGC branch

Lately, I've been so into watching the Korean drama "Let's Eat" that I suddenly had a craving for Korean food and I've been passing by the Chicken & Beer branch in Alabang numerous times, but never really got a chance to actually eat there. If you're like me who's an avid fan of Korean dramas, then you'll know that chicken and beer is quite common in Korea. I think it is their go-to comfort food (and yes, I watched "Man from the Stars"). So me being me, I wanted to try it as well and see what it is all about.

My food buddy (a.k.a. my boyfriend) was skeptical at first because hey, what's so special about chicken eaten with beer? Well, we soon found out. The first time we ate at Chicken & Beer was in the Bonifacio Global City branch and you won't notice the place right away since it's kind of tucked in a corner right beside I think a bank? Anyway, We had Tteokbokki (one of my fave) and Paris Chicken. The Tteokbokki was superb and although it was spicy, it wasn't tabasco-flavour kind of spicy and the sauce was quite thick and really delicious. The Paris chicken was tender and cooked perfectly. I had an apple flavoured beer to go with the food while my boyfriend opted for the Red Horse. 

chicken & beer

paris chicken


 Since my boyfriend and I were more than satisfied with the food and how affordable it was, as well as the ambiance of the place, we decided to go back next time. That next time happened to be when we were in the Alabang area and we just finished watching "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" with my brother. We decided to take him to the Chicken & Beer in Molito. This time I had the U-dong and Tteokbokki, my boyfriend had the spicy chicken, while my brother went for the cream chicken pasta. Unfortunately, the Chicken & Beer branch in Alabang was not as spectacular as the one in Burgos Circle, BGC. The Tteokbokki sauce simply tasted like tabasco and it wasn't as thick as the one in BGC branch. Although I did enjoy the U-dong. My boyfriend also commented on the fact that the spicy chicken he ordered was not as spicy as the Paris chicken we had before. The cream chicken pasta, well, my brother loaded it with tabasco sauce before I had the chance to taste it as is.

chicken & beer

chicken & beer


Overall, I would say it's better if you get your Chicken & Beer fix at the Bonifacio Global City branch. The ambiance is great and the servers are at your beck and call whereas the servers in in the Alabang area are busy doing their own thing (one of them was actually outside on his phone) and will not notice you waving your arms like some kind of a mad monkey.

If you have also tried Chicken & Beer, do let me know about your experience and if you have food recommendations, share them on the comment box as well! After all, I'm always on the lookout for good food.

Mar 24, 2015

New Hobby & an Overdue OOTD

Back in high school, my most loathed project was crocheting. I absolutely abhorred it, I kid you not. Everytime our Home Economics teacher would announce a crocheting project, I would groan inwardly and try not to bang my head on my table. I avoided it like the plague and when my teacher starts hassling me to turn in my project, I would always go buy something that has already been made. One time she had me see her after class and asked me if I was being serious with the project I submitted and proceeded to scold me because apparently, the crochet doily or whatever it was that I submitted was pretty old because of the coloring (I forgot how she explained to me) and needless to say, I got a failing mark on her subject. Oh well. 

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, I find myself browsing crocheted and knitted projects online and I'm hooked! Pun not intended. I know the very basics of crocheting and have made a water bottle cozy, a cell phone holder, and a coaster, but I was more intrigued by knitting. I bought myself some starter yarn and straight needles and with the help of YouTube, actually learned how to knit and have some dishcloths and a headband to show for it!

dreams yarnshoppe

knitted dishcloth

If you're also into knitting and would love to check out some free patterns online, I suggest you visit Ravelry since that's where I get most of my patterns. My brother asked if I could make him a blanket and I readily agreed. I already have a pattern in mind, but I can't find the perfect yarn for this particular project. I found a green Milk Cotton one, but there are only 2 in stock at the store where I buy my knitting supplies from (Dreams Yarnshoppe, which is located at Glorietta 5, Makati) and that's hardly going to make a baby blanket, much less a double sized one. I'm in a dilemma here as you can probably tell. But anyway, I still bought one ball of the Milk Cotton yarn just in case. This way I won't end up with stashes of yarn I won't be able to use just yet.

I'll keep you posted on my knitting and maybe post some more helpful links for those who are also just learning how to knit. Hopefully I will progress in learning how to knit clothes soon! 

Btw, here's an overdue OOTD post for you since you know I rarely do that here and I'm trying to post more of it on my blog.

the Bohemian Doll
That hair though. Ugh. This is as awkward as it gets, guys. lol

I'm wearing a black crop top, Seductions miniskirt (my mom bought it from Canada though I don't know much about the brand?), Charles and Keith shoes, and an orange and pink wallet from Payless

Feb 27, 2015

Birthday Dinner

vikings luxury buffet

Last Wednesday, my brother and I celebrated his birthday at this buffet restaurant called Vikings. The food was so delicious and I ate quite a lot, but I wish I'd eaten more (I'm kind of a glutton, if you haven't already noticed). I'm definitely going back. 



And here's the only decent shot I have of my brother that night since he refused to smile for the camera. 

the bohemian doll

I also sweet-talked my brother into letting me raid his closet and came up with this Bershka button-down. I had to tie it in the front so as not to look like I'm drowning in it (that tummy peek was NOT intended, btw. I'm horrified, but there you go). And since I paired it off with a pair of blue denim shorts and blue Sebago shoes, I decided to finish the look with a Guess giraffe (skin) print clutch to somewhat avoid looking like a smurf. Whaddya think? 

Oct 13, 2014

Food Blurb

I guess by now you know how much I love to eat and I'll try not to fill this blog up with so much food posts, unless of course it's something my readers (I still am not sure if I have regular ones? lol) would love to read more about. But here's something for you fellow food lovers: 

For my birthday, my boyfriend and my best friend took me out to dinner at Seafood Island in Alabang Town Center though I only remembered to take photos halfway through our meals and by then the food didn't look that presentable anymore. Before that though, I made a short visit at the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery just across the restaurant to try out their cookies n' cream cupcake and because the place looked so whimsical and girly I remembered to take photos. 

My feedback on the cupcake? Delicious. The cake was spongy and it balances out the sweetness of the cream although the cream wasn't sickly sweet. Overall, it was perfect. 

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

cookies n' cream cupcake

A few days after my birthday dinner with friends, I went out with my brother to eat at Teriyaki Boy in Festival Mall, Alabang. Great food and affordable too. Plus, the servers are very friendly and accommodating. Just looking at the ebi katsudon makes me feel hungry all over again. I will definitely go back. 

teriyaki boy

Oh and just a glimpse of what I wore (Quidditch Seeker hoodie from a store in Pop Culture Alabang Town Center, denim shorts, and Airwalk zebra stripes sneakers) since I rarely do that here on my blog: 

quidditch hoodie

airwalk shoes

And to cap off the week (or start? since it was Sunday), we tried this Seoul cane ice cream before catching a movie (November Man; good, but the plot could've been better/cleaner(?) since there were loose ends). The ice cream was nothing special though still an enjoyable treat albeit a bit hard to eat  due to the thick... wafer? corn wafer (it tasted corn-ish)? Especially for people who have small mouths like I do (at least I feel like I have a small mouth since I often eat my meals with a teaspoon because I find it easier. hehe, random fact about me). 

jipangyi seoul cane ice cream

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