my blogging group, teamaldous, turns 3!

gathering of greatness poster

the gathering of greatness

i haven’t been blogging as much as i wish i were (adulting takes so much time!), but i’m glad that at least i still get some words out there, thanks to a few nudges and invites from aldous. thanks to him, i’ve been able to try a bunch of new stuff (like restaurants, yoga, even a waxing salon) for free and share my thoughts about the things i experienced.

i am a member of team aldous (i was “recruited” by aldous last year!), and last august 20, we celebrated the group’s third anniversary! » Read more..

soft and smooth underarms with whipped salon

whipped at eight forbes town

last week, i visited whipped salon in forbestown center in bgc to try out their caramel scrubbin’ for underarms (350php). » Read more..

i’ve been whipped (sugar waxing and scrub salon)

at whipped salon

i’d ignored my rebudding monobrow and buried thoughts of shaving my underarms for this moment. i tried out sugar waxing for the first time for my eyebrows (200php) and underarms (250php), and i’m happy it was at whipped salon.

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urban eats, congressional avenue

urban eats


urban eats is a new food park along congressional avenue featuring various foods from cute little stalls. » Read more..

quiz night at wingman, up town center

wingman outside

bloggers quiz night poster

sharing a platter of wingman wings with friends becomes even more interesting on quiz night. » Read more..

sultan mediterranean grill, salcedo makati



i love mediterranean food, and the existence of sultan mediterranean grill has added to the reasons why. their beautiful (and yet very reasonably priced) dishes are delicious and exactly what i expect of such cuisine.

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life yoga center, bgc

 life yoga sign

attempting a pose

i went to life yoga center for their sunday morning “feel good flow” class. it was only my second time to try yoga, and my first in an actual yoga studio. the environment was clean, brightly lit, and colorfully and creatively decorated, with each piece of furniture or flooring contributing to a positive and relaxing experience.

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the search for the itazura cat coin bank in the philippines

i first saw this sneaky cat-in-a-box as a tip box in a tea shop some years ago. it was very effective, as i was drawn by its unassuming kawaii-ness to place a coin on its fish plate, hoping to hear its meow and catch a glimpse of its furry paw reaching out to take my humble offering. it did not disappoint. as a lover of all things cute, i was filled with awe and glee watching the itazura cat claw my coin into her box and disappear into it herself.

for years, i’ve been looking for this elusive itazura coin bank. i’ve kept an eye out for it whenever i get to travel abroad, but it remained out of my reach. i’ve been highly unsuccessful… until very recently!

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shawarma bros, bonifacio stopover

shawarma bros on the outside

shawarma bros, a previously food truck-only concept, has finally made its stop at bonifacio stopover in bgc, gracing us with its yummy shawarma rice meals and wraps.

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b&b burgers and brewskies, capitol commons

the view from outside

the view inside

try out burgers & brewskies in capitol commons. they serve specialty burgers with unique personalities, an assortment of alocoholic drinks, and different pulutan to match your drinking choices.

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