Cheap dinner & good company

It has been a long time since I posted something relevant. I’ve been pretty busy with a number of stuff (UAAP work, #BarcodeMNL & school. Whew!) so blogging is in somehow at the bottom–if not, in the middle–of my priority list, but it is still in the list. Haha! So now, here I am posting something about a spontaneous date with my bestfriend. โค What I love most about this night was that she was pretty patient with my endless stories about Wesley, Phil and Ted of Wong Fu Productions. Hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you follow me on Twitter you’d now that I’m in love with them and Ted Fu (my fave!) tweeted me back. Yey

Sooooo, today was the start of my preliminary examination and I had four consecutive exams to attend to and I can honestly tell you it was very exhausting. I thank God that Joanne was free tonight so we were able to just hang out. We ate at McDonalds for dinner โค Then after that, we swung by my house to lend her my copy of Ramon Bautista’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo.



Yeahp, I finally bought that and I was so happy because it included a notebook! If you knew me, you’d know I love papers. All kinds of papers! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, the background was UAAP volleyball. I just wanted to do something ironic. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, so while we were walking to my house, Joanne spotted this cool lighting on a door next to my house, so we decided to experiment (what we do best holla). It came out pretty good! I think….. Lol thank you to my HP camera cos Joanne forgot hers. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sad.







I didn’t change the color much cos I loved the soft tone effect it had + on the last photo, we looked whiter than our usual skin tone. Hihi With regards to my out fit, I didn’t really do anything (obviously) cos when I got home from school, I threw on anything within reach, sadly. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but I still liked it since it’s just kind of a laid-back spontaneous nearby dinner.


| polo shirt: Mikasa (UAAP) | shorts: Gap | slippers: April Glory | watch: Omega |

I’ll end this post with a cover of The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin. Joanne has been raving about this since the start of our dinner. Lol



I don’t even know why I named this blog post that. I’m out of it. Anyway, yesterday, I visited San Beda – Alabang (my former school) to accompany my bestfriendย because she had to pick up her grades and check if she had things to do for her clearance.

We hang out at one of the gazebos–the place took me back to my freshman year (which was only months ago, but feels like eternity has passed. Wooo!) where we killed hours and hours of vacant periods there playing cards, Monopoly Deal, tweeting (each other), doing last minute school works and just fooling around. It made me miss a lot of people.

So after a few minutes of reminiscing, we went to have milk tea (been craving for it in weeks!!!!) at this place along President Avenue inside BF Homes.

Yeahp, it’s Bon Appetea! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh now I remember why I named this blog ‘Frenchies’ because the milk tea place’s name was derived from a French word. Right. Okay. Hahahaha! Wow, my memory is falling too fast these days. I need some vitamins. Lol Anyhoo, as usual, it was always hard to pick which milk tea to try. They have a lot to offer.

I went with my guts and got the Melange one which was a mixture of Assam black tea, Toffee and Hazelnut. It was delish! Kind of sweet though–just the way I like it! Mmmmmm hihihi

It was a lazy day that afternoon (and very rainy, I might add!:-() so, I just wore a very simple outfit. A pair of skinny jeans, my favorite pink flats from Mario D Boro and a vintage plaid button-down polo which I stole from my granddad’s closet. Yes, granddad. It was very masculine but I love it cos it made me feel like he was with me rather than miles away in California. Speaking of him, he celebrated his 81st birthday the day before yesterday. Spent it with my family and ate the feast that awaited in front of me! You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure why I gained so so so much weight! Huhuhu

All the photos in this post (except the one below) are from my new 14-megapixel HP camera. I love how the colors in the pictures are soft and relaxing.

What I love most about this camera is that it’s 1) very handy! Very very light. You could take it anywhere if you’re getting tired of lugging around your dSLR. 2) It has a lot of scenes. It even has a lomo function (my favorite!!!) which was used in this one:

Right, so cool right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Love love love the color and the effect! Back to the task at hand, I like theย ambiance in this branch of Bon Appetea but too bad they didn’t have wi-fi so my Blackberry and I were kind of sad that time ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but my tummy is. very. Hahaha Joanne told me that the branch near the PCJ church (still inside BF Homes) is better, so you might want to check that out too!

Bon Appetea has a lot of branches nation wide! Check out their website: hereย to know where the nearest ย milk tea to you. Also, follow them on Twitter hereย or like their Facebook page here.

Fridate x Ravioli Bistro x Bestfriend

It has been a long time since my bestfriend from highschool, Joanne and I hung out so we had dinner last night in Mall of Asia. The best way to celebrate the last day of my semester ๐Ÿ™‚

So we decided to eat at this secluded Italian restaurant, Bistro Ravioli. Their pasta dishes are really good! Joanne made a food review in her blog (here). I think we ate too much hahaha but all so worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

But before we dined in Bistro, we bumped into one of our closest friend, Aya Pornel who was really really sweet because she treated us to an ice cream and fondue party @ Swensen’s. Isn’t she the best? We love you, Ayabols!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ & you are totally adorable! Hihihi

Then we compared BBM display photos–Aya’s or mine? Manny Pacquiao or Adam Levine? Lol I’m sorry, Adam but I think I’m going with Aya’s Manny Pacquiao โค HAHAHAHA

For my look that night, I didn’t want to be so dressed up but also, not super dressed down. I opted for jeans and a cute sheer blouse I got from a thrift store in Pasig. I wore my trusted pair of flats which was in a summer-y color cos I got it last summer from SM Department store! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love love love my newly purchased gumdrop bracelets. I saw these (well, the skull ones but similar) from my favorite fashion blogger, Patricia Prieto but I bought these instead thinking I should start from the basics ๐Ÿ™‚

| Navy Blue sheer blouse: thrifted | denim jeans: 7 jeans (7 For All Man Kind) | Orange flats: Solemate | Watch: Timex | Candy bracelets: Blanca |

Thank you to my wonderful bestfriend for all of the shots in this post! Love you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Event: Grand Bazaar

Recently, I’ve been to the mall to look around and just as I was about to leave, it blasts through the department store speakers! My first Christmas song since the ‘-ber months’ have started. I don’t remember what song it was but it definitely reminded me that Christmas is more or less 90 days away! One question: have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Didn’t think so. You might want to check this out!

courtesy of Zelt Concepts and Event Management

Isn’t this the best place to shop and avoid Christmas shopping rush? Fab finds and good food, what more can you ask for?

Grand Bazaar is going to be on September 29-30, October 27-28, November 17 & 18 and your last chance is on December 21 to 23. All happening at the Elements Tent @ Centris 2012 (EDSA cor. Quezon Avenue) from 11am-9pm!

One of the good things at this bazaar is that you won’t be wasting money for entrance that supposed to be for gifts! Great right? Plus, it’s fully airconditioned so you don’t have to worry about getting all sweaty while trying to figure out what to give that special someone! Save the dates & bring tons of friends to the Grand Bazaar @ the Elements Tent at Centris 2012!!! Maybe, you’d get to spot me there too xxx



Start a discussion, hashtag #dailydoseofsecret or comment below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bohemian Rhapsody

HAHAHA I just had to use that title.

Yesterday was Adi’s birthday! She’s my former service-mate from high school such a dear friend and I’ve known her for six years now. We haven’t seen each other in the longest and I can’t help but fawn over her bohemian beauty last night at the Fiamma Bar in Makati.

I forgot to tuck my tummy! Huhuhu I look fat in the photos!!!! Oh well loved my outfit โค โค

Loved the whole night! Got to see friends I haven’t seen in the longest. Drank a lot so it kind of gave me a buzz ๐Ÿ˜ Unlimited beer!!!! Hahahah So happy I didn’t get rashes after cos I usually do.

Thanks Adi for such a blast and Ate Bea Balcom for the ride home! ๐Ÿ™‚

| Aztec Printed Romper (Thrifted) | Blazer (Episode) | Orange Wedges (Mossimo) | Colorful Bracelets (Baclaran) |

Saturday Night Live

This is a compilation of what we usually do on a Saturday night.

Joaqs and I go up near the Cinemas to play playstation while Tita Tina, Tito Gody, Ate Andy, Kuya Bogie plays bingo :>

Then when we run out of coins, we go down to wait for them to finish up. Usually, Joaqs plays Kuya Bogie’s iPhone or I bring out my notebook for him to doodle in :>

Then we eat!!! Favorite part of the day hehehe

Too bad summer’s ending soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Can’t wait for the sembreak hahahaha

Happy Birthday, Tita Tina!

Photos are not in order.

Happy 45th birthday, Tita Tina!ย Last night, I went back south to celebrate my aunt’s birthday.

We had dinner in Dampa, Macapagal blvd. It was seafood overload!!! I couldn’t help myself gorge in those wonderful dishes! It was hard not to, don’t judge me. :> Then we had desserts from our new favorite ice cream parlor that orginated from SanFo, USA–Swensen’s! It was the second time in two weeks we spent after-dinner there! It was treat well deserved.

Fun night with a lot of laughters because I was with my cousin Andy and Joaqs, Tita Tina, Tito Gody, Kuya Bogie & his niece, Alexi.ย Hi, Alex! You’re so pretty & I love your hair & your laugh! Hihihi

| Pink and Blue (Jewels) | Blue top (Thrifted) | Off white cardigan (Thrifted) | Pink flats (Mario D’Boro) | Brown Bag (Michaela) |