Day One: Ilocos Norte (Burgos, Bangui, Pagudpud)

Day one of our Ilocos trip. ♥

Anne Goes to Places

So after a month hiatus, I’m back blogging! I am really excited to share the vacation trip I had with my family this weekend but I actually don’t know where to start. I guess I’ll start with telling where we went… Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur! There were eleven of us (plus a one-year old baby) during the trip so we used two cars. Our first stop was Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte which is 10 to 14 hours away from Manila, depending on the traffic. We left our NLEX stopover last Thursday at around 10PM and we were already in Candon, Ilocos Sur by 3AM. How fast, eh? By 9AM, we reached Burgos, Ilocos Norte (and our first stop which was Cape Bojeador Lighthouse).


The view was breathtaking and we were really thankful for the sunny weather. I guess the charms I had (sun nail arts, typing lots of sun…

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Iskolar ng Bayan. Iskolar para sa Bayan.

This blog post is dedicated to my sister, Anne, who just graduated today. I want her to know that I’m VERY proud of her, especially because she is a cum laude. I’m totally speechless, so forgive me if this is all I can say. You’ll be a yuppie on the 15th na! Good luck ate! You know I’ll always be here for you. I love you! ❤




Fun Run

Red Cross Million Volunteer Run application form

We (my family and my mom’s sister’s family) are going to join a fun run for the first time. But it’s more like a fun walk for me. Hahaha. Brisk walking forever. I know I’ll survive because 3k is pretty much 1.5 rounds of the UP Acad Oval and I’m very used to walking around it. Haha! Good luck to me, still.

Foodgasm episode 13: Xtremely Xpresso Cafe (+ Subic Treetop Adventure)

Because I cannot, for the life of me, find the right mood to write my post about our Subic experience last December 9, I will just reblog my sister’s post. She has prolly said it all so I guess I don’t need to write about the same thing. Hahaha! 🙂

Anne Goes to Places

Before we get to the gastronomic part of this post, let me share the Subic Treetop Adventure experience I had with some of my most favorite companions — Chippy, Eyong, kuya Paul, and ate Kharm. For me and Chippy (ze younger sister), this is our second time in Treetop. We (except kuya Paul) decided to choose package H but the staff informed us that Silver Surfer is not available; thus, package G and H cannot be done. As to whether Silver Surfer is unavailable for now or forever, that’s what I do not know. Chippy and I were quite disappointed since we were not able to try that “ride” out when we first did Treetop Adventure.

We chose package F instead since it’s the closest to the “do-all-you-can-in-Treetop” experience then added Interactive Free Fall to the list of things we would do. So, that’s 720 bucks plus 250 for the…

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Movie Night

My sister invited me to watch Rurouni Kenshin and I said yes. I wanted to watch it because of Sato Takeru, not really the story. Hahahaha! I adore Takeru because of Bloody Monday (and Haruma, too!) ♥ Definitely loved the film. I WANT TO WATCH IT AGAIN! ♥


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Takeru looks a lot like Kame because of his long hair. Hahaha! ♥


(Belated) Happy Birthday to me! ♥

Last Wednesday (5. December), I celebrated my twentieth birthday. I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE I’M TWENTY. So I keep telling everyone who asks how old I am, “I’m twenTEEN.” Besides, a lot of them can’t believe I’m 20. One of my classmates assumed I was 18, so she was really surprised when I told her my age. Hahaha!

On that day, I missed my first class because I woke up late. I was also lazy to go to school that early. >:) So my first class (for that day only) was Comm100. I asked permission from my prof to leave class a bit early because I ordered a dozen cupcakes (6 Red Velvet and 6 Tiramisu cupcakes) from, of course, Frosted Desserts (Facebook, Twitter) and it was delivered to UP. Obviously had to meet up before class starts. Those cupcakes were for my German 12-13 prof, classmates and ME! I was so happy because they loved both the flavors, especially the Tiramisu. ♥


After class, I met up with ze family at SM North EDSA for dinner. We went to Dimsum Break (Facebook, Twitter) because of their Steamed Rice. You may think, “What’s so special about steamed rice?” Well, it’s not just rice that was steamed, okay? It has a special sauce that’s really yummy. We loved eating Steamed Rice from Harbor City but their only branch is at Cebu. THAT’S JUST SO FAR. So when we found out that the owner of Harbor City started Dimsum Break here in Manila, WE JUST HAD TO GO THERE. I was definitely not disappointed. I could finally eat my favorite food whenever I want and it’s just one jeep ride away from the university. ♥



Steamed Rice. I could eat 10 bowls of this. Or more. SERIOUSLY. That’s how much I love it.


Fried Wanton OMG why do you taste so good?


I’m carrying the box with only 2 cupcakes left inside. Hahahaha!Image

I kind of look like a lost kid here. Hahaha!

Today, meanwhile, was a VERY STRESSFUL DAY. I cannot express in words how stressed I was. I had to to school work and stuff for my cousin’s wedding tomorrow. But oh well, tomorrow’s a special day. This weekend’s goona be great! ♥


Hello bangs! ♥


P.S. I only got to write again today because I’ve been so busy the whole week. 😐 3 straight days of going home late. Ugh.