My 20th Birthday Celebration!

And so, the inevitable happens. I’m 20-years old!

(L-R): Me, Chiara, Courtney, Nicole, and Stacy!

This year, I celebrated with my best friends one day after my birthday (which was on February 10.) I made reservations at a nearby restaurant called The Frazzled Cook.Β I was drooling over the menu as the day approached, and I’m glad to say that it did not disappoint!

We started off with their Pizza Caprese (Php 295), which tasted really fresh and cheesy;

then followed with Fish and Fries (Php 245), which was so soft and their fries tasted uniquely good;

next would be their family-sized Truffle Pasta (Php 515). It was incredibly fragrant, delicious, and creamy! Drool!

We ended dinner with their Seafood Paella for 5 (Php 600) – while it may look small, it’s kind of like buried treasure since you’ll have to really dig through it! Yummy. To down it all down, we had a single pitcher of Homemade Iced Tea (Php 225).

For dessert, we transferred to Victorino’s, which was conveniently nearby.

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My 19th Birthday!

Last week, on the tenth of February, I finally turned 19. It was such a bittersweet feeling because this would be my last year where I’d have a “1” at the beginning of my age. I’m starting to feel my age catch up to me – before I know it, I’ll be 20 already (which feels really weird since I feel like I’m 17, I probably look 16, but I’m already 19?!)

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My cute (and really delicious) birthday cake baked by my aunt! (Thank you, Diko!)

On my actual birthdate, I didn’t really do much but stay at home and have a quiet day with my family. We had the clichΓ© Filipino birthday party food of spaghetti and fried chicken (courtesy of Amber’s HAHA).

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Japan 2k16 – Week 2 (April 9 – April 15)

Sorry for the late update, but so many things have happened this week! πŸ™‚

Come along with me and my adventures with my second week in Japan!
(Click here for the first week!)

Day 1: April 9

Today, Winona and I got up bright and early (well, not really – it was around 9 in the morning) and left the dormitory to go to Shibuya!

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When we arrived in Shibuya, the first priority was to hunt for the Hachiko statue, and when we saw it we were both happy and sad at the same time since we were finally able to see it in person then we remember what the history behind it is. We also finally got to see the famous Shibuya crossing!

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We had an “official list” of 10 things to do in Shibuya since we allotted the whole day to exploring the area.

(#1 being Hachi’s statue)

#2: Tower Records

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It’s a really tall building!
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When I saw this, I thought, “Hey! Isn’t that the font in which Peanuts / Snoopy uses?”. Also, the message is true. (Plus that cute Hachi statue.)

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My 18th Birthday

So, what else did I miss talking about?

Aside from going to Color Manila RunΒ earlier last month, I celebrated my 18th (yey, legality! I can now sign more documents and join more giveaways) birthday last February 10. I’m the type of girl who would preferΒ not to have a debut, so instead, I got together some of my closest / best friends and went to my (2nd) favorite mall – Trinoma ❀

I decided that since we’re all girls (yey for girl’s day out) we’d eat somewhere that would scream: “this is very cute and you will feel like a lady eating here” – what better place than the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery?

Unfortunately, I was not able to take much photos (since I do prefer to live in the moment at times rather than take photos of everything) BUT here are some photos from last year when my friends and I ate there:

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(L-R): Me, Nicole, Alecca, and Jillian

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Their interior is definitely very cozy and cute, which is the perfect place for a get-together with the gals. Their food is delicious and their cupcakes are yummy (though I always order their cake jars instead of cupcakes) plus the price is just right.

Whenever I eat there (last month was my second or third time to really eat from the menu instead of just sweets), I order theirΒ bangusΒ ala pobre (or milkfish in English). It’s really good and filling! Their rice has a small taste of sweetness to it, which really adds to the flavor.

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(I brought a DSLR this time to take nicer photos HAHA)

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