Thursday, September 28, 2017


About two weeks ago in Paris, I had the chance to step into and explore probably the most breathtakingly beautiful parks and gardens in the world. There was never a garden I visited that I didn't like and until now I haven't decided yet which is my favorite among them. Haha!

But before I start posting about my Paris adventures (I still have my Batanes trip to blog), allow me to feature one of my favorite parks in Makati - the Washington Sycip Park in Legazpi Village. It has a lot of attractions but the real game changer is the Tsuruki-En (crane and turtle garden) at the southern part of it. It definitely feels as if I'm transported back to Japan - namely Kyoto. :) Here are some of the pics taken a few months ago...

Dress/ Bag/ Hat: H&M; Sandals: Mango

Friday, September 22, 2017

On A Star Cruise

Earlier this year, I embarked on a 4-day cruise (Penang – Phuket – Krabi) with two of my girlfriends as you may have known from the posts here. It’s not really my first time to go on a cruise so I thought I’d share in this “outfit post” with a little (?!) text on what to expect onboard. Please don’t expect a comprehensive list as I just gathered here what I thought are relevant:

First of all, it’s pretty much like checking-in to the hotel, they assign you a room after which a mandatory safety drill (boring part) will be conducted prior to the ship’s departure. After that the fun begins at the top deck for the…

Sail-away party. There are flowing drinks, live music, some dancing and people spotting (aka getting to know other cruisers). It’s festive - the place to be at right after the ship started sailing for your last look at the port. Coz it’s gonna be sometime when you see land again. Hehe. After the party’s over, now what?

Entertainments Onboard. In your assigned cabin, newsletter are sent to your door for the schedule of activities per day. There are karaoke bars, casinos, theatres, pool deck, gym and a lot of other things provided onboard for the cruiser’s entertainment. Tour the ship to find where they are located and get your bearings. Most of the time, you’ve to take advantage of these after going back from a day trip to the other country/destinations but there are also daytime activities for those who opt to stay in and not explore their stopovers.

Buffet Everyday. Atleast for the two cruises I’ve tried (Royal Caribbean and Star Cruise), buffet meals were provided in the many restaurants they have on board (your preferred cuisine to choose based on what’s available). So, expect a little weight gain after the voyage. Hehe. Another thing to expect?

Sea Sickness. Mal de debarquement (disembarkation syndrome) is common to occur even if you don’t have any sea sickness problem onboard. You can also never tell the weather, seas can be rough sometimes or you might be sensitive when you’re assigned at a lower deck so do prepare your meds (not that there aren’t clinics in the ship).

Formal dinner. Every cruise has a gala night (usually on the last night) where there would be a program and dinner with the captain. Some restaurants have dress codes as well so check with your cruise ship. For this cruise though, we were luckily chosen to dine with the Captain at his table. Getting a little close to the captain has its benefits, we get to explore the bridge (aka the ship’s command) after dinner and see this dude’s room. All 6 of the girls had a photo with him in the room just to pretend to his friends that he’s having fun. Lol.

Bridge Tour. This is one of those things that I didn’t know about during my first cruise. But then again, we were supposed to work (aka whole day meetings) during the cruise that time (lol!). There is a schedule for a tour of the bridge in the day and we didn’t get to sign up in time on our last day. But since we know the captain and saw him during breakfast, naturally we scored a private tour by ourselves. Hehehe. It was a very informative tour though. :)

And there you go! I hope you were able to glean something from this post to prepare you on your next cruise. I do apologize for the lack of posts last week. I will be able to explain it in my next post. Ciao! :)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Drop Red Gorgeous

You can never have too much red! ❤️ BOLD and LOUD. It's this season's biggest color and one that never goes out of style.😍

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Uncoordinated in KL

Two weeks ago, I went to KL for work. And outfit-wise, this was one of most uncoordinated when it comes to looks. Check why here. First of all, I violated my self-imposed rule not to wear casuals in the airport (I dunno coz I feel like it should look different than vacay airport looks, lol!). What little time me and my team had for sight-seeing was ruined though by the ongoing SEA Games coz flags were everywhere and national practices (atleast for the place I'd like to see). But overall, this trip has been such a good gastronomic experience and it might be true when our client's CEO said that "all the best chefs are in Malaysia." Aaaah Malaysia, truly Asia. Haha!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

End of Summer - Ao Nang Beach

If you may recall earlier this year, me and my girlfriends went on a cruise with Star Cruise. I know I never really followed up after that preface here *facepalm* 🙈🙈🙈 but hey atleast I'm making this end of summer Krabi post. 😅

Ao Nang Beach isn't exactly the prettiest beach in Krabi and we were really set to go to Phi Phi Island the day before (since we had a whole day exploring to ourselves in Phuket). But alas, the rainy weather then closed the offered tours in the cruise ship for the first and second day so we had to make do with what's easily accessible - this considering the fact that we had to be at the gala night earlier since we were specially chosen with the captain at his table. But more of this in a future post. I promise to make it soon. Lol. 😅 Oh, and bandage bikini below is from Rosegal.