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Sunday, 13 November 2016

I LOVE YOU BUT I'M NOT IN LOVE WITH YOU!


Posting something really personal here in my blog wasn't an easy thing. But it's an outlet for me to share the harsh reality of life that everyone of us do experience in real life. Instead of posting anything about fashion, travel or food blog, let me dedicate this blog post to all people out there who's life has been moved or became a victim of love. 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Food: Healthy Diet 101


There's a great impact of the food that we intake that is directly proportional to our health status.
Recently I have been experiencing severe occasional stomach pain to consider of chronic ulcer, gastritis or stomach flu maybe. I have been so passive on my lifestyle esp on my food intake though I'm usually physically active (regular gym work outs and monthly marathon runs). I have realized that my daily meals are lacking of fresh, nutritious and organic food items that are essential to my healthy living needs.

So I came up with a solution that I wanna share with you guys. I don't usually cook and staying alone as an OFW here in Singapore is quite a dilemma especially when preparing meals due to hectic work schedules. So every Sunday (usually my off day) I'll take a time to do some grocery time to get some of my favorite fruits and vegetables that I love to eat. Most of the time, my prepared meals would consist of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, apple, lemon, broccoli, cauliflower  and okra. As my protein source, I will get some chicken breast, organic brown eggs and fish balls for add-ons. I will prepare a 1 week ready to eat meals that I can just bring out of the fridge and re-heat for a quick meal. You can do some variations of course as it's honestly quite boring to eat these for long duration of time. This way, I can really see and monitor what I eat and will really help you lose weight and stuff your body with all the need nutrients and vitamins for a healthy and active life.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Travel: Arashimaya Bamboo Grove Kyoto Japan



 This magical place located in Kyoto Japan is one of the best travel destination to write on your bucket list. Welcome to Arashimaya Bamboo Grove! If you will check some of famous travel bloggers, this picturesque scenery will be on top of their travel recommendations. The place is just few walks away from the train station in Kyoto wherein you can choose whether to walk by feet or can rent bicycle to tour the area. This bamboos are just so magical that their natural bend and its well trimmed leaves are just so perfectly captivation in my eyes. Of course I never left this place without capturing a perfect shot worth remembering the place. I hope to be able to visit this place again with my family or close friends as I'm 100% sure they will love it here too.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Fashion: In Warm Neutrals


Beige, sand, khaki, camel or brown. However you want to call it, this recurring F/W colour trend is one of my ultimate favourite! I just love everything in nude or brown colors recently. You guys know that for the longest time I simple more obsessed with black and white fashion look. I guess my minimalist fashion sense of style is gradually shifting into more alternative color tone options. This look may look simple having them separated individually but by carefully choosing every color pallete of your fashion pieces, it can be strikingly simple but fashionable of course. This look was even posted on Zalora's Singapore official Instagram account. Such a great OOTD accomplishment for me.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Food: Kilo Kallang



Welcome to Kilo Restaurant located @ 66 Kampong Bugis Singapore. Located in an old storage warehouse by the edge of the picturesque Kallang Basin, Kilo Kallang promises an experience from the moment you arrive. The open-air concept of the restaurant makes you feel as you've left Singapore, but also as if you just have stepped into someone's home. The laid-back ambience makes it the perfect space to relax over over a meal and a round of drinks after work, or simply to catch up with friends and family in an intimate, warm setting. Kilo Kallang offers innovative, new and fresh cuisines, friendly service, and a personalised evening to suit all your needs, creating a memorable experience for everyone.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Travel: Glico Man Osaka Japan


That moment when you finally saw that infamous Glico Man in Osaka Japan!
While I was in Osaka, I spent the sunset session around this area capturing this side of Osaka in different angles. I noticed tourists crowding over this spot where you can experience the best of Japanese traditions and culture. Around this area you can have the best street food experience and you will never go wrong with Japanese cuisines whether will it be ramen, sushi or sashimi. 


Friday, 21 October 2016

Fashion: Matching in Earth Tones


Hello guys and TGIF to everyone. It's been a busy week for me that I was not able to catch up on my regular fashion blog post. But here's my first entry for this week that will help you get in style for this autumn season. Matching in earth tones is one of the latest fashion trend and the most in demand colour this season. Who else is loving nude as much as I do?

I'm wearing cap from BRXTN, ASOS T-Shirt with crew neck in brown marl color, skinny Jeans and brown leather sneakers both from Zalora Singapore. What can you say about this look?

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Food: Japan Food Guide


With it's unique culinary heritage, Japan Food Guide will be an interesting blog post to create since you'll have a wide array of food options to choose from to join your top food list. Japan food experience was one of the highlight of my food journey in all of my overseas travel for the past years.
So here's my top food items you have to try in Japan!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Travel: Osaka Castle Japan


Welcome to Osaka Castle Japan! Enjoy this photo diary of this gorgeous castle located in Osaka, Japan. I was using Go Pro Hero 4, Canon DSLR and iPhone 6 Plus camera to compile all this picturesque sceneries and post cards from Japan. Hope you'll enjoy it guys!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Fashion: Cold No More


The winter season in Tokyo Japan had me freezing my lungs out! In cold season like this, you have to dress up properly in considering your fashion style that is suitable for Tokyo's winter season. It was early morning on our last day in Japan where we decided to visit Meiji Shrine. I was wearing an inner pullover from Forever 21 and this black winter coat from Korea, I paired it with black skinny jeans from Pull & Bear and used my Adidas Stan Smith white sneakers and of course I need a bonet, this gray head gear was from Topman.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Food: Osaka Food Guide



Happy weekend guys! Let me share with you some of the best food destination and must eat in Osaka, Japan. From authentic Japanese cuisine, street food and fine dining, you have all the options for this Osaka Food Guide that will help you to fine that perfect food haven to try and food items to have a taste of. If you're a Japanese food lover, you'll definitely gonna have a taste of this authentic culinary cuisines. Enjoy life through good food guys!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Travel: Universal Studios Osaka Japan


Welcome to Universal Studios Osaka Japan! Although I was not able to go inside due to time constraints, I was happy enough to visit this top them park destination in Japan. The best part of travelling is to go in theme parks all over the world as you will always feel that excitement and adrenaline rush in this happiest place in Osaka. If you're a fan of Harry Potter, this will a heaven place for you. There are more unique rides and interesting spots here as compare to Universal Studios Singapore so I'll promise myself to go inside on my next travel escapade to Japan,

Monday, 3 October 2016

Fashion: Kyoto Dress Code


One my Japan's travel highlight was when I finally got to see the infamous Arashimaya Bamboo Grove and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. If you're in such picturesque scenery, you gotta make sure to dress up well to capture that perfect shot. I have decided to wear something flexible and yet minimal so I can shift my style easily without competing with my view by wearing basic yet effective fashion pieces. 

I'm wearing denim long sleeve from Oxygen Philippines, black leather jacket from ASOS and tattered jeans from Cotton On. I paired it with white sneaker from Adidas Stan Smith, snap back from Aeropostale, pack bag from Herschel and scarf from Topman.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Food: Takoyaki Creo-Ru Okonomiyaki



Creo-Ru Restaturant is our final verdict of choice for dinner during our 24 hour tour in Osaka, Japan.
Since we've been eating all the famous street food items in Osaka, we still felt that hungry stomach searching for some authentic Japanese delicacies to satisfy our appetite. From Ramen and Sushi in Japan, now where here for some Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki. This restaurant located along the main food street area in Osaka, have wide variety of Japanese food and provide adequate space for dining in and good customer service too. I was amazed by their technology with it's high-tech menu and pen system in ordering food. You will see the crowd as well watching their chef making their famous takoyaki doing it live in front of the restaurant. Their food reached my expectations in terms of its taste and price. Just a perfect dinner spot before we headed to Kyoto for more food adventures.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Travel: Meiji Shrine Tokyo


 Meiji Shrine locate in Shibuya is on the top of the best tourist attraction in Tokyo Japan. It is a Shinto Shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. It is one of the best Japanese structural designed temple that is truly eye satisfying in terms of its cultural heritage. It was sunny cold morning that took us 15 minutes walk from the train station to reach this hidden gem of Tokyo. The peaceful ambiance of Meiji Shrine is a perfect place to unwind your mind and learn more of Japanese diverse culture and exceptional history. Definitely a must see shrine for  you to experience and discover. 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Fashion: Winter Game in Osaka


It was indeed a winter game in Osaka Japan during my recent there earlier this year. I have to wear something comfortable yet stylish enough as we had a full day activity including visit to Universal Studios Osaka, Osaka Castle and Glico Man at Namba Station. I was wearing black bomber jacket from Zara Man, jogger pants from Factorie, red watch from G-Shock, red scarf from Topman and black high-cut shoes from Nike Air Max.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Food: Shiga Highlands


The best way to beat the winter season in Japan especially when you're in a ski resort will be a ramen and beer combo. Just look how appetizing these bowl of ramen in rich flavorful soup paired  with local crafted Japanese beer. It's my first time to have the tastiest soup that I can't even distinguish the component of its ingredients at all. Shiga Highlands offer some on the best menu options here at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resot that you don't have to miss out!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Travel: Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort


A True snow paradise! One of Japan╩╝s most superb and expansive winter sports areas.

Extending from the top to the foot of Mt. Kenashi (1,650m), Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort boasts an altitude differential of 1,085 meters and a total ski slope area of 297 hectares. Indeed, the resort ranks among the very top in Japan in terms of size, its history and snow quality.

The abundance of 100% natural, high-quality powder snow allows you to enjoy skiing well into early May.

The unlimited variety of slopes and courses, including the exciting Snow Park, guarantees satisfaction to snow lovers of all levels from the advanced to beginners as well as families, providing all comers with the ideal playground to enjoy the ultimate in skiing, snowboarding or whatever on-snow fun delights you. 


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fashion: Shibuya Style



One of the highlight of my Japan trip was my first night to see the infamous Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo Japan. This famous street that's usually crowded with people is one of Tokyo's top tourist destination and also the best spot to pose that street style winter fashion look. I'm wearing a hoodie jacket and tattered black jeans both from Pull & Bear. I paired it with my blue Adidas sneakers and used Herschel striped maroon bag to add some contract highlight to my style. It's really cold at this time so I added some gray neck warmer from Topman and gloves from Uniqlo.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Food: Ningyocho Noodle Bar


So this was my first dinner meal in Tokyo Japan and the first time I tried an authentic ramen and udon noodle, it was unforgettable indeed! I can still vividly remember that unique taste that you can't find even in the fanciest Japanese restaurant here in Singapore. It has a typical noodle bar along the street near our hotel and that first experience ordering via a vending machine was such a great and funny experience. I can honestly say that Japanese food will always be my first love with its wide variety of taste and culinary expertise. What else would you ask for if your noodle is comes with hand crafted local beers. I'm sure all calories intake is worth taking in if you're in Japan especially here at Ningyocho  Noodle Bar.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Travel: Snow Monkey Forest


The Snow Monkey Forest located in Jigokudani in Nagano Japan was my first winter hike experience of my life.  The journey going to this place requires train and bus ride and some 1.8 km walk along the mountain side until you reach the Snow Monkey Forest. Whenever I travel, I do make sure that my travel itineraries  will include activities that I have never tried before. I was fully dressed up winter-ready to make sure my body temperature was stabilized along the trip. It was exhausting but the view of the place was definitely worth the hike. I was amazed of the picturesque view of the pine trees, mountains covered in snow, and traditional Japanese houses that I can only see on paintings and books before. And of course you'll gonna love all the monkeys bathing in the onsen too. Snow Monkey Forest is definitely one of the best travel spot that I can recommend to visit if you'll be in Tokyo Japan.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Fashion: Frozen Feelings


Overlooking the snowy mountain caps of  Nagano in Osaka Japan, I finally achieved that frozen feeling moment while singing, Let it Go! (just kidding). This look reminded me of how winter OOTD can be a challenge not only focusing on your style but with it's comfort and versatility too. On this look, I'm wearing leather winter black coat from Zara Man and black jeans from Pull & Bear.  I used blue sneakers from Adidas Stan Smith and maroon bag from Herschel. I'm using beanie from Topman and cover-up from Zalora Singapore. This style ensemble was inspired by my minimalist instinct with my fashion looks. 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Food: Hecho En Mexico Melbourne


Spices? Flavours? Dips?
The Mexicans are world renowned for that. Hecho En Mexico brings authentic Mexican food, from its very unique guacamole to the traditional Quesadillas, Burritos, Enchiladas and more. In every dish, they take care of the minutest detail, to get that fine element of flavour which will give you the kick. Mexican food is incomplete without a Margarita. They serve the traditional, as well as a Chili Margarita a very unique cocktail you can only find here. Their flavours are parallel to no other, made from scratch, perfected after infinite hours in the kitchen. The environment they create to enjoy the food to the maximum is their ultimate goal here.

Gracias Por Venir!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Travel: Oakridge Vineyard Australia


It has always been my dream to see a vineyard one day and it all came to life when we visited Oakridge Vineyard in Melbourne Australia. It was our last day in the city thinking of what could be that best place to visit out of many tourist spots to see in Melbourne. It was 2 hours drive away from our hotel in The Langham and we were lucky enough to make it in time to have some wine tasting inside the vineyard guest area and wine shop. We ended up strolling the vineyard with our GoPro out making sure we were able to capture the best view of these wineries and getting a little tipsy with all those varieties of wines we were lucky enough to get a taste of. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Fashion: Red Alert


During our last day in Melbourne last year, we got the chance to visit the infamous street art of Hosier Lane and went for some vineyard experience at Oakridge, 2 hours drive from the city area.
I was thinking of that vibrant look to provide justice for these 2 top tourist attractions in Melbourne so I decided to wear a red plaid shirt for the color alert impression with a touch sophistication and simplicity.

I'm wearing Forever 21 plaid shirt and khaki from Factorie Singapore. I paired it with black woven sneakers from Pull & Bear and snap back from Cotton On.  I used my brown leather watch from Fossil and bracelets from Coach & LV. Just simple put on that sunnies and I'm ready for another OOTD look like these taken at our hotel lobby The Langhan Melboure.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Food: Tipsy Pig Gastropub BGC


Tipsy Pig is an ultimate go to place for a night out and cheat day. During my recent visit in Manila, I had the chance to spend dinner with my college friends around BGC area and since I was carving for some caramel beer, It was the perfect spot to satisfy my need for it. Tipsy Pig Gastropub has been a big hit for few years now, thanks to their comfort food offers in affordable prices.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Travel: Hosier Lane


Hosier Lane is a bluestone cobbled vehicular and pedestrian laneway on the southern edge of the central city grid. Hosier lane is a much celebrated landmark mainly due to its sophisticated Urban art.
Hosier Lane lies opposite the entrance to the Atrium at Federation Square on Flinders St, a prominent position in the city.

The lane has been noted for the quality and the often political nature of its art. It features in the state-sponsored book The Melbourne Design Guide and in Tourism Victoria's Lose Yourself in Melbourne advertising campaign, leading to questions about the dichotomy of Victoria's approach to graffiti. The graffiti-covered walls and art-installations have become a popular backdrop for fashion and wedding photography.

Hosier Lane is also known for its upmarket cocktail lounges including the popular Misty and MoVida. An open air cooking session with MoVida's chef Frank Camorra on Masterchef Australia season 2 showcased the lane as a major Melbourne attraction.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Fashion: Rush Hour

Singapore is known for it's rush hour period especially in the heart of it's business district here in Suntec City. Recently I have made up with my commitment of staying fit and healthy this year hence I started to enroll in fitness gym located here at Suntec so expect this back drop on my future fashion OOTD blog posts. Hahaha! I am wearing statement black shirt from Givenchy and navy shorts from Zalora Singapore. It's pretty obvious how I love Adidas Superstar sneakers like this one. I'm wearing as well sunglasses from Sunnies and snapback from BRXTN. This look will totally keep you look athletic and fashionably ready in any rush hour period.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Travel: Melbourne City Guide


Welcome to the city of Melbourne! The view from my hotel room window by looking a this photo will clearly show you how this city have combined modernization and nature perfectly. I will honestly say that I was impressed with Melbourne more that Sydney. I just love how the surroundings maintained it's authentic Aussie city vibes and that laid back atmosphere where you can't see any forms of stress at all in it's people. Everywhere you look, there's always that unique cultural arts and captivating natural beauty.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Fashion: Dare to Denim


Adding fashion flavor for a twist like leather and denim can be a big dilemma. When it comes to matching leather and denim together, you have to take into consideration on these two strong opposing fashion staples when pulling out in one look. This jacket from Zara Man was the perfect fashion piece on the cold and windy day tour at the 12 Apostles. I failed in realizing the need to wear denim pants just so for my love on this navy shorts from Uniqlo Singapore. I'm wearing a simple white inner cotton shirt from Giordano and paired it with my Nike techni - color running shoes. I was wearing snap back from Billabong ang classic aviator from Ray-ban. That sporty and edgy type of fashion look that I was trying to achieve was definitely showing on this OOTD taken all the way from Australia. Don't be afraid to add some leather and denim in your style, just be yourself and get the best look out of your creative imagination.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Food: La Roche St Kilda Melbourne




La Roche is the perfect place for morning breakfast to boos up your day. With their breakfast menu items with prices ranging from AUD $10 - $18, you will definitely wake up early everyday to catch up with their freshly made omelette. toasted bread, buttered mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. I also love their coffees here in Melbourne from latte to cappuccino, it's just perfectly done!


La Roche during lunch and dinner time also known for serving alcoholic beverages or crispy pizza pies right out of the oven. This restaurant has its location on Acland Street in St Kilda where you can purchase a salad, pasta dish or gourmet smoked ham pizza with the best taste and affordable prices too. I will definitely recommend this food haven if you're near St Kilda Beach in Melbourne.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Travel: 12 Apostles Australia



The picturesque beauty of 12 Apostles! The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Currently there are eight apostles left, the ninth one of the stacks collapsed dramatically in July 2005. The name remains significant and spectacular especially in the Australian tourism industry.

The apostles were formed by erosion: the harsh and extreme weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 50 metres high. Now because of this erosion there are fewer than ten remaining. The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922 (Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the smaller rock stacks were the Piglets); after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes. The formation eventually became known as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks.

The 12 Apostles was one of the best works of nature I have ever witnessed in my life. It was hours of travel by road from Melbourne City but it was all worth it. This place is indeed one of a kind. It's the top 1 on my list to visit in Australia. What made it even more exciting was my helicopter ride experience where I had the 360 degrees view of the place. It was truly unforgettable!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Fashion: Hoodie Weather



It was a hoodie weather in Melbourne when I came up with this look. Our first agenda in the city was to take a good breakfast before we ticked off our bucket list one of the most daring adventure of my life- sky diving. We were at St. Kilda Beach strolling around this vibrant city and came across this bicycle that I used as the perfect accesory for this look. I'm wearing this statement gray hoodie from Pull & Bear and navy blue shorts from Uniqlo. It was a day of adventure so I made sure of wearing my most athletic multi-colored running shoes from Nike. I finished it off with snapback from Billabong and Aviator from Ray-Ban. 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Food: Papa Goose Melbourne



Papa Goose was our first food escapade in Melbourne. It was almost late when we reached the city and was trying to find for a good restaurant to satisfy our hungry stomach after a full day activity in Australia. We rented a private car and asked for the driver's assistance to drop us to any of Melbourne's best food place for late dinner. We ended up strolling the full stretch of the street ending up here at Papa Goose. It was a modern British inspired restaurant that serves some of the best menu items in British cuisine with a twist of Australian gastronomic delicacies. I totally forgot all the names of the food that we ate here but will try to remember the names of it including the prices to give you more info. But what I can't forget was the culinary experience that we had as all the foods served to us were seriously the best of its taste and culinary originality. The staff who served us was the friendliest F&B staff I have ever encountered and the restaurant ambience was just so perfectly designed for that eat-well-more-convo-mood. We went out of this resto with smile on our faces with our tummy completely satisfied including for what we paid for.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Travel: Sydney Travel Guide

My blog posts in Sydney is coming to an end, next will be my travel and food guide in Melbourne. My first time in Sydney was totally unforgettable and my personal experience in this vibrant city was truly awesome. Travel guide books will give you hints to the must see places and recommendations on top places to visit from down under. But I have explored Sydney in a different way but just simply walking and watching the world around to where it leads me. So many iconic places like Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and the infamous Bondi Beach, but I appreciated more those unknown places that I have discovered myself and got some photos in my personal angle of perspective. Let me share with you some visual diary of Sydney with it's magnificent and picturesque tourist destinations.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Food: Bennelong Sydney Australia


Bennelong serves to celebrate The Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine.

Sometime over 200 years ago, Bennelong Point was a tidal rock island in the heart of the Gadigal lands. It has been said this was a location for Aboriginal women to congregate on the rising tide, eat shellfish by the fire and tell stories.

Bennelong Point is recorded as the largest midden found in Australia. Sometime after British settlement, these midden shells were burned and crushed to manufacture lime required to build Government house.

Government House soon became a centre for communication between Aborigines and colonists, mostly due to a man called Bennelong who befriended Governor Phillip and was the first Aboriginal person to live voluntarily in the settlement. 

Bennelong came from the Wangal clan on the southern side of the Parramatta River, and was married to a woman by the name of Barangaroo. Bennelong, who was a great dancer and mimic, became a figurehead for relations between Aborigines and the colonists, and lived in a house built on this harbour-point.

Bennelong Restaurant is built on a site enriched with history of communal eating and telling stories. We invite you to create your own story in one of the most recognisable buildings in the world.

Fashion: Minimalist Monday


When it comes to fashion, Minimalism is what I'm mastering recently in terms of it's style technicality. It's not always just about black and white, you simply just have to know the color pattern combination and envision it in your fashion pieces to create that minimalistic look. While I was in Sydney strolling the Harbour Bay area, I can't help but to strike this OOTD look. Im wearing an inner V neck shirt from Armani Exchange and covered it with denim blue shirt from Oxygen Philippines. To create that minimal look, I paired it with white pants from Pull & Bear and my classic white Converse sneakers. To finish off this look, I used a two toned cap from Aeropostale, aviators from Ray-Ban and leather watch from Fossil and lastly brown leather bracelet from Coach.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Travel: St. Mary's Cathedral Sydney


St Mary’s Cathedral stands in the centre of Sydney as a Christian statement of grace and beauty. Generations of artists have bequeathed to it their magnificent gifts in stone and glass, designing a unique space of solace and prayer within this vibrant city. This Cathedral represents the spiritual origins of the Catholic Church in Australia. It is one of Sydney's most treasured historic buildings and one of the finest examples of English-style gothic churches in the world. William Wilkinson Wardell, the 19th century architect, dreamed of a gothic structure shaped from the local yellow-block sandstone on which this city is built. The building was finally completed 100 years after the architect's death. The Cathedral is dedicated to Mary Help of Christians. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Food: The Meat & Wine Co.


The Meat & Wine Co. located in the heart of Sydney was the first fine dining restaurant that we tried in Australia as we're seriously in search of the best steak and wine house in the city. So here's what we ordered:

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Travel: Sydney Opera House


Hello there Australia! With this view of the Sydney Opera House from my apartment room, I can just stay the whole day with a coffee and some good books to read. I fell in  love at first sight in this place as everything was so picturesque. I adored the city vibes and culture that was so refreshing & vibrant. Here's a photo diary of my travel experience in exploring every corner of the Sydney Opera House.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Fashion: Waves and Surf


It's the last leg of the summer heat and I just can't get enough of beach therapy! Last weekend I went to Tanjong Beach Club for some catch up sunset sessions with friends. As usual its humid and the temperature was burning that day so I had to wear something that's comfortable and easy to wear yet stylish of course. I was wearing a summer sleeveless top from ASOS and navy blue beach shorts from Folded & Hung Philippines. I used my black classic Birkenstock slippers and paired it with snapback from Aeropostale and sunglasses from Sunnies. More blog post coming soon on my Australian trip for more travel & food guide. Have a good week ahead guys!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Food: Quay West Suites Sydney


We stayed in Sydney at the beautiful and luxurious apartment at Quay West Suites located in the heart of CBD area. They have the best view of the Sydney Opera House and of course, the best Aussie breakfast too. I love food explorations trying out new cuisines and get myself stuffed with the best food one country can offer. I noticed that Australian breakfast primarily consist of cars mainly coming from  bread & pastries and protein sources like sunny side up, sausages and of course coffee and fresh fruit juices should not be missed out. Really liked their fresh raisin bread & this Vegemite spread which originated here in Australia. They even have kangaroo meat and wide selections of cheeses and desserts. You will surely not skip early morning breakfast at Quay West Suites Sydney.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Travel: Bondi Beach Sydney Australia


Here we go! Home sweet home from Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia!
 Once upon a time I was only looking at this cinematic view in Tumblr and Instagram
And from where I stood in taking this photo, it was a surreal experience to finally visit 
Bondi Iceberg. I was blown away by its beauty and just watched the waves for minutes.

Bondi Beach is truly a paradise for surfers in Australia. The Aussie culture, the vibrant summer feels and it's natural picturesque scenery made me loved this place at first sight. It's one my top tourist spot in Sydney especially for beach lovers out there, you'll surely have a hard time to leave the place. 

The nerve. Always making me question why people settle in just one place, if there's more places in the world like this that will truly blow your mind away!

Friday, 20 May 2016

Fashion: Undercover in Opera House



What will you wear if you'll visit your dream destination like Sydney Opera House? I was thinking at first of having my most formal attire to compensate on the grandiosity of this iconic architectural tourist spot in Sydney but still ended up wearing my personal style kind of look. I love black color and it's obviously my kind of style recently. I wanted to achieve that minimalist and sporty look on this OOTD, so here's what I came up with. I was wearing plain white V neck shirt from Zalora Singapore and paired it with my ever reliable skinny jeans from Pull & Bear. I used this gray bomber jacket from Zara Man as I'm literally freezing to Sydney's temperature at night (around 11 degrees).
 I used my woven leather sneakers from Pull & Bear and snap back from Cotton On. I finished my look with some accessories (Fossil watch & Coach bracelet). So there you go, it's simple but its fashion statement was still striking. More fashion blog post for you guys soon so just keep on reading my blogs. Happy Vesak Day to everyone.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Food: The Bucket List Australia

Brunch in Bondi Beach will never be the same if you'll not gonna try out The Bucket List! It's my first time to try an Aussie authentic fish & chips paired with coffee and it was the perfect match overlooking the beach scenery of Australia. I love the laid back atmosphere of this restaurant where you can find ample seats and chairs. You can also order some cocktails and spend hours reading books or bond with your friends at their al fresco tables outside. We ordered some wagyu burger, beef steak, buttered shrimp, vegetable side dishes and fresh smoothies and all were cooked perfectly. The Bucket List in located just in front of Bondi Beach near the entrance area and you will surely love this place so don't you dare miss this food haven spot in Sydney.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Travel: Australia 2015

It was my first time to visit this country from down under. Welcome to Australia! It was one of the most memorable travel experience since I'm with the most precious people around me. It started from a random plan that turned out to be a reality, our most awaited friendship travel goal! It was a big surprise when I realized that they booked a business class ticket via Singapore Airlines (first timer here!) It was such a  great flight experience on board for almost 7 hours from Singapore Changi Airport to Sydney. We all had some good dinner at the airport lounge before boarding, served with bottomless champagne during the flight with world- class food for breakfast and of course SIA's best customer service, it was indeed the best flight so far. Sydney then greeted me the next day and can't wait to share more travel experience with you so just keep on following my blog for more of my Australia travel adventure.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Fashion: Aussie Beach Stroll

That's the beauty of the beach, where there's no other place to get that perfect OOTD shot.
Good morning from Bondi Beach in Australia! The beach life from down under was calling me to grab my best summer outfit and take it the Aussie way. It was way colder that what I expected when I went here last November 2016 but of course the cold never bothered me anyway.

Here's my first day in Sydney and I wanted a simple yet stylish and fashion appropriate look on this location. I was wearing striped tank top from Zara Man and paired it with beach shorts from Cotton On. Instead of wearing my usual flip flops, I decided to use my old time fave white sneakers from Converse. To finish my look, I added statement cap from Penshoppe, classic aviator from Ray-Ban and white beach bag from Factorie Singapore.

So here's the random OOTD shot in Bondi Beach and it's pretty obvious that I had so much fun here. Watch out for more fashion, food & travel blogs on the start of my Australia blog features and more to come so just keep on reading my blog everyone.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Food: Leslie's Tagaytay


It's good to be back in one of my favorite place in the Philippines, the city of Tagaytay. After the Zoukout session in Boracay, right after arriving at NAIA, we went straight to Sky Ranch in Tagaytay City, just 2 hours travel by car from Manila. I was dying to have a taste of all the local Filipino dishes that I missed for almost a year of not going home in Pinas. We decided to have our lunch at Leslie's Restaurant I was really salivating when all the foods were served. We had grilled tilapia, mango salad, kare-kare, chopsuey and Bulalo for the win. Were we're not able to finish it all and was able to take out of the left over as their lunch deal for Php 5,500 pesos good for 10 persons were seriously enough for all our cravings. Leslie's Restaurant is one of the trusted food establishment in the Philippines for that authentic Filipino cuisines to need to have a taste of. Proudly Pinoy!