Sunday, October 12, 2014

Craves and Sights: Woo Galbi, Gigi Cafe/Shelter, Cafe Mesa

And so I pigged out again.

I just can't seem to stop my cravings that I have to eat at different restaurants all the time. As much as I would like to save money and spend less on food (as bulk of my meager monthly salary goes to food), I couldn't help it. My insatiable human cravings are far more powerful than my EQ. So here goes yet another set of restaurants I have tried over the past few weeks.


Address: Level 6, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

You know how I love everything Korean, right? Food is just one of the many things I love about Korea. Though I don't think Woo Galbi is actually authentic, but I must say that their bibimbap and jjampong tasted really good. We had the bibimbap with bulgogi sauce and my mouth literally went berserk secreting so much saliva. It was that good! We also ordered it with red rice for a healthier version. The jjampong was equally mouth-watering. The noodles were soft and they had so much ingredients! The shrimps were huge and the soup was not that spicy. Their servings are for sharing unless your stomach can eat for two. 


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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Morning Habits to Boost Energy

 
Waking up early everyday can be a drag. I have to wake up at around 4:30 every day just to get to work. Sometimes I feel vexed especially when I had a long day before and was exhausted. I hate waking up early as I will feel sluggish and lethargic. I will be unproductive and grumpy most of the time. And those are attitudes of an unhealthy employee. Those are attitudes of an unhappy worker. So over the past few months, I’ve been trying some habits that will help boost my energy and display a positive disposition. I can say that my overall mood has improved – though I am still grumpy at work sometimes, but due to some things that really give me permission to be grumpy. I feel happier and more productive. A happier, more productive and positive colleague helps make the workplace a tenfold better place to work in.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

6 Things I Do to Stay Happy

 Hat: Peaches on Top | Necklace and Boots: Forever 21
Dress: Gap | Watch: Swatch | Bag: from mom

While happiness may be a vague and intuitive word, it is a feeling that I think we all understand. When we see people smile, we know they are happy. When we hear people laugh, we know they are happy. It may not be eternal happiness but they were happy for a fleeting moment. We understood the emotion behind the action. 

I can't say I am the happiest person in the world because as a human, I covet many mundane things. I want more clothes. I want designer makeup, bags, and shoes. I want a huge house and luxury car. Though I know these monetary things can only give me ephemeral happiness, I want them still. I guess it is very human of me to want what the world has to offer. I am able to shop for clothes more often than some people and gain temporary satisfaction/happiness but in the end I am still unhappy. Why? Because I will want more later on. It is a never ending cycle that we, humans, get into. We succumb to monetary temptations and when we finally get it, we end up wanting more; insatiable. 

But happiness should not be dependent on such things. There is so much more to this world than luxury brands and a mansion. I still believe that people can be happy even if they don't have money. Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy even if you have nothing or choose to be miserable. Life may be difficult and challenging at times but that shouldn't stop you from living a happy life. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Craves and Sights: Historic Camalig, Xtremely Xpresso, Croque Cafe + Bakery

A good ambiance can make the food taste a hundred times better. Some people might disagree with me but I find the visuals helpful in developing the taste of the food and in making the experience of eating more memorable. I always enjoy my food better when I eat at restaurants with the same appealing and appetizing interiors.

New restaurants are popping up here and there like mushrooms. I often hear new restaurants opening up almost every week! You can just imagine the "restaurants-to-try" list that I have! I have a ton and I am only just beginning my adventure. 

Food will always have a huge place in my heart - and in my stomach. So I have started this adventure where I want to try new and quirky - or eccentric - restaurants. Well, most of these aren't new, actually. But they are new to me so I hope you enjoy the few restaurants I have tried over the past few weeks and I intend to make this a weekly habit. Hooray for good food and lovely ambiance!

Historic Camalig Restaurant

Address: Santo Rosario St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hallyu Corner: Learning 한국어

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Ever New | Wedges: S.O. Fab!
Hat: Peaches on Top | Bracelets: random

My fascination for South Korea is infinite that even learning their language has become a requisite for me. Every time I watch Korean Dramas of listen to Kpop I am trying to pick up as many words as I can. I learned some of the Korean words I know from doing that. But of course, self studying isn't as reliable as being taught in school. I learned in Korean class so I can learn how to write and understand the language better. Now that module 1 is over, I can say my knowledge has increased to about 20%. I am determined to make that 100% so I can travel to Korea on my own and not be afraid to get lost. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

30 Before 30

Hat: SM Dept. Store | Shirt: from mom | Skirt: Topshop
Wedges and Bag: thrifted | Bracelet: Forever 21

Being in your 20's is probably the most fun, exciting, and adventurous phase in anyone's life. So while you're at it, enjoy, have fun and do the things that you want to do.

When I was a teenager, I thought being in your 20's and being employed are the equivalent of adulthood. I thought that once you get to experience what they call as real life, it will make you more mature and wiser. Now that I am in my 20's and employed, my thoughts were altered. Just because you are working doesn't mean you are now an adult. Yes, it teaches you how to become more responsible but not everyone really becomes responsible. Yes, it gives you more wisdom but not everyone lives by the wisdom they learn. Being in your 20's and working does not mean you become an adult. It is a phase in life that merely teaches you how to become an adult. It is that decade when you are allowed to be crazy and just enjoy life while at the same time learning things about life so when you do become an adult, you know better. It is only a few more years before I leave this decade and then I have to force myself to become an adult. So while I am still at it, I will have fun and let myself go crazy.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

5 Ways to Cut Expenditure so you can Travel

Top: Terranova | Skirt: SM Department Store | Sandals: Zara
Necklace: Thomas Sabo | Clutch: gifted | Watch: Swatch

I often find myself daydreaming of my next destination. The change in environment, the culture you learn, and the people you get to interact with excite me. I don’t often go abroad due to time and financial constraints but I am really saving up for it so that someday, in the near future, I will be able to set foot in a different continent.