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Forever21: Her red outfit

Today, I will rest,blog,rest,watch,rest some more..rest until I feel well.Don’t you just hate it when you get sick during the holidays? ughh. I am wishing that I’d be better on the 30th!! This illness is causing me toย put off my plans for 2 days already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ One of which is to..burn some cals!! Ayayay ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, I had a very simple dinner with a few of my girl friends last 12.9.11. We weren’t complete so it’s hard to do something extra fun. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Jho loves the salabat drink in Tsoko.Nut so I decided to treat them there ๐Ÿ™‚

Tsoko.Nut is located in Eastwood Excelsior. Jho would always buy her salabat drink there before we go swimming :))

I am very glad to see that they now offer Pandan Milk Tea.

Tsoko.Nut is known for their batirol chocolate and Filipino desserts! ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved their pandan milk tea! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jho’s salabat drink comes in a “ala fish bowl” sized glass! :))

Jho ordered Bicol Express ๐Ÿ™‚

I swear it was so good!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ A must try when you’re in Tsoko.Nut ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a cold evening so I opted to order this molo soup.

It’s such a shame that I underestimated this because of the price lol.

It was so good!! Well seasoned and perfect for the cold weather!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chelsey’s chicken wrap.

Mother and Jho ๐Ÿ™‚

Us, in EE’s lobby ๐Ÿ™‚

White Christmas? :))

We originally planned to watch New Year’s Eve..but the last full show was too late for us. Considering that we have an early call the next day.So we decided to watch Immortals instead. It was super worth it!!

I can’t get over Freida Pinto’s red dress! :))

Actually, I cannot get over her “getting naked” scene!! I am not a fan of Freida,so seeing her A was not amusing..at all! LOL.

Seeing her on the big screen reminds me of the “boulder” scene in Slumdog Millionaire.

And yeah..Immortals was awesome because of Henry Clavill. Another pretty boy added on my list. LOL

This is my last birthday post! Yay or nay? ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Forever21: Green and White

This was taken last 12.9.11. Another late post ๐Ÿ˜ (..and there will be more overdue entries in the weeks to come, or maybe months.yikes!)

Before I start this entry, I would like to thank everyone who submitted theirย entryย for my blog giveaway!ย https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2011/12/25/merry-christmas/ย ๐Ÿ™‚

For those who haven’t yet, you still have until the 31st ofย Decemberย 2011 (10PM) ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very excited to give it to one lucky reader!!:)

This is what I wore during my simple birthday dinner with Jho,Chelsey and Zion ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas vibes! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love love love the set-up in EE’s lobby! โค

Top: ย i.candy

White skinny jeans: Zara

I super love this feather earrings that I bought from the owners of style breaker ๐Ÿ™‚

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New Year in just a few days!! ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Material Girls

12.21.11

Last Thursday, I spent my day with my sister Chella (and our Ate Inday and driver Kuya Gerry too lol ). I reserved tha day to run some errands and for shopping. I’m fortunate to beย surroundedย with these people! 12.21.11 was very awesome!

It was an uber fun ride with Kuya Gerry and Ate Inday.

Ate Inday’s vinegar mishap became an entertainment to all of us. :))

My hair is getting longer already! Yaaay โค ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. What is dry?

Finally tried Cha Daoย in Kapitolyo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cha Dao’s centerpiece ๐Ÿ™‚

The whole place smells of tea leaves! Mmhmm

As usual, I ordered Matcha Milk Tea with Egg Pudding.

I loved the egg pudding but Akiba’s Matcha drink is still better! Their matcha milk tea is okay ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. I like this photo! I didn’t have to edit this picture ๐Ÿ™‚

Used my iPhone in taking the pictures in Cha Dao ๐Ÿ™‚ LIKE!!!

After our Kapitolyo adventure,we headed to Shang to pick-up the shoes that I reserved ๐Ÿ™‚

My sister requested to eat in Cibo ๐Ÿ™‚

Ate Inday

Chella’s chocolate shake

My sister was craving for a tomato based pasta so we decided to try their Spaghettini Alla Pescatora

It could have been perfect if there were good serving portions for the seafood. We felt like we were eating a plain tomato pasta cause the seafood was too small and few ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Ate Inday’s mango shake.

I ordered their grape shake only amongst my 3 favorite menu items. My sister is not the ideal person that you would want to be with when dining out. She’s too picky and she eats with too much leftover so I decided not to order.

Funghi Trifolati

We find the crust too chewy ๐Ÿ˜ But we all loved he simplicity of this pizza ๐Ÿ™‚

This is where they serve their parmesan cheese. kyots!

We saw Klariz and Remo shopping. We had no idea that my brother will be in Shang too. Lol

So glad that they joined us! ๐Ÿ™‚

Meet my new babies!! AAAAH!!! Don’t you just love them?

They are very perfect for the holidays!! Aaaah! โค So in loooove!! โค

Mi love โค โค โค

My sister bought a pair too!! Just like I, she was very kilig with her new babies too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just a few hours till Christmas Eve! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love this Christmas season!! Its overflowing with peace and love โค ๐Ÿ™‚

Save room for dessert tonight y’all,

R โค

Forever21: The Wish List

Every year, I come up with a “birthday wish list”. The number of wishes corresponds with my age. Before I turned 20 last year, I’ve decided to post my wishes on my Tumblr ,and to keep my self inspired, I posted each wish with a picture (cuuutesees!). Anyway, 14 out of the 20 “wishes came true” (yay!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are my 21 wishes this year (http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/riannagalvezbirthdaywish2011)

I actually had a hard time completing my list. Being blessed this much and having extreme happiness made me feel that I don’t need to wish for anything anymore. Though change is inevitable and “is the only constant thing in this world” as we all say, the contentment that I am feeling is just too much for me to want for something more than these. But, I have to squeeze every kaartehanย in me to finish my wish list cause I don’t want to break this mores and put it to grave LOL. The fun thing about having a wish list is that, it reminds me of how beautiful a year has passed when I look back to my list. Plus, it makes me realize on how life keeps on getting better every time. ๐Ÿ™‚

I always go “all out” on myself during my birthday month. I don’t rely my happiness on someone else cause I don’t want to get disappointed in the end.

One of my birthday rituals, shop alone and treat myself like a princess. And so I did!

Since I’m turning 21,I’ve decided to shop in Forever21. To my delight,they have this gift box already which looks cutesees and perfect for me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I originally wanted to wear red on my birthday, but this black dress caught my attention so ย I went for this instead! ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the best treats I have given myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

The day after..

The day after my birthday is a holiday so my siblings and I planned to go out with our parents and Lola ๐Ÿ™‚

Before heading to Newport Mall we dropped by at my Dad’s job site in PAL to check his workers and he projects that they were doing. It was nice to see my brothers observe with my Dad.

The best part of being tagged along my Dad when he goes to work is that I get to see airplanes and my happy place – the airport! Aaah โค Such a beautiful scene to see..every time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Above is the picture of one of the projects that they did ๐Ÿ™‚ So proud of him!!

Aside from getting excited when I ride an airplane, seeing some projects that my Dad did being used gives me joy and makes me realize that I am fortunate to have a very hard working Dad! ๐Ÿ™‚

After our visit to my Dad’s job site,we headed to Newport Mall..

One of the perks of being 21 – RWM Membership. LOL

My RWS membership card ๐Ÿ™‚

Got this during our family trip in Singapore last June 2011. My Dad was inquiring about a hotel room availability in RWS but they were already fully-booked. His friend was kind enough to ask him if he wants to sign-up for a free membership. My Dad took the opportunity and asked if we (my siblings and I) can sign up too. We wereย under-agedย so I thought she was going to turn us down. LOL

Shame on me ๐Ÿ˜ I was supposed to finish this entryย 3 days ago but I was too preoccupied ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyway, 10 days to go and I’ll be 21 years and 1 month young. Life amazes me everyday! Its as if it’s my birthday everyday! โค So far, 8 wishes have been crossed out already from my list! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas is already around the corner and as person who is blessed this much.. I am planning to give back ๐Ÿ™‚

Watch out for December 25 dear reader,

R โค

Forever 21: Hey, birthday girl!

“Commit to God whatever you do,and your plans will succeed” (Proverbs 16:3)

Took another step towards achieving a dream next year. It still gives me the same feeling at the end of the day, you know – of wanting to fly but holding back on leaving. There’s just too much to accomplish for this goal,but what amazes me about this phase is that how God embraces me with the warmth of His guidance.

Anyway,here’s another birthday blog. Yeah..I’m still,and will still blab about my birthday!

A month before myย birthday, I’ve planned on pampering myself and leave my stressful workaholic mind for a while.So after my overwhelming ย birthday morning (ย https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/forever21-sugar-high/ย ) I asked my Mom to come with me and spend the rest of the afternoon to relax and regale.

Kylie Minogue’s song “Get Outta My way” is on repeat for almost a week.

So yeah, that’s my birthday song for my 21st ๐Ÿ™‚ The song is uber F-U-N to the point that it can make my mind and soul dance! Also, it reminds me to be fearless and not let anything or anyone get on my way in achieving my goals and dreams.

Bruno Mars’ song “Today My Life Begins’ was my birthday song during my 20thย 

I had a pretty messed up life before I turned 20. The situations that I was in were unthinkable,this song helped me pick up the pieces one by one! And yeah, one of the best gifts that I received during my 20th was the realization of how blessed I am to be in pain and how I can turn things around by seeing the beauty in my life.

P.S. And yes, I’m that kind of girl. The girl who puts soundtracks on her life.

For my birthday dinner (ย https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/forever21-birthday-dinner/ย ) here’s what I wore

1st ring: Bazaar

2nd ring: S.O.A.

Necklace: Forever21

It’s hard not o fall in love with this! I just love how classy it looks up close! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress: Soiree

Bag: Mama’s LV

Heels: Bought during our family trip in Singapore (2011)

I am crazy in love with “nude” shades. I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it! Yeah, love a first sight.

So in love with my new hair color!!

..and how it was beautifully curled during my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday blogs will be done before Christmas (hopefully),

R

Forever21: Birthday Dinner

For my birthday dinner, I’ve decided to treat my family in Lorenzo’s Way.

I chose this restaurant because:

1. it’s under LJC group

2. they serve Filipino food

3.it’s situated in Greenbelt.

4..and, because of their Paella.

Upon arriving in the restaurant, I’ve noticed that most of their guests are business men/women and families.

It’s quite pleasing to see some guests in their tux and classy looking middle-aged women.

Lorenzo’s Way, Greenbelt 5

It’s the first time that I’ll be treating my family for my birthday. After 20 years,it’s finally my turn.yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

My brother Renzo and I waited for our family to arrive in the restaurant for like almost an hour. We had this while waiting, house blend iced tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

They went to Sinfully first to buy me all of their mini cakes. Aaah โค

My sister loves fried calamari so ย we started our dinner with this ๐Ÿ™‚

Crisp and very tender! It would have been perfect if the dip doesn’t come in a “bottle” ๐Ÿ˜ :))

My Dad loves callos and this did not disappoint us! It was so good that we had 2 of this ๐Ÿ™‚

The sauce of their lengua is very flavorful and the ox tongue is very tender! It felt like I was eating beef actually:)

I love Paella!! If I can have it everyday I would!

One of the best paella’s that I’ve had!! Aaaah! Take me to Lorenzo’s way now please ๐Ÿ˜€

The LJC group is also known for their kare-kare.

The seafood kare-kare that we had during our dinner at Fely J’s kitchen took me straight to heaven so I couldn’t let my birthday pass without ordering their kare-kare at Lorenzo’s Way.

photo c/o Renzo

Kangkong with Lechon Kawali

Our dinner wouldn’t be complete without veggies. I find this too salty which made me miss Fely J’s sauteed paco with mushroom.

photo c/o Chella

My brothers love LJC group’s pla-pla.ย  This was served with shrimp buro and mustasa/mustard greens.

My Dad wentย crazyย over their mustard greens and shrimp buro! Our Pampangeno server taught my Dad how to eat it so it was really such a delight from him ๐Ÿ™‚

photo c/o Renzo

Dilis Rice

Just because I miss eating dilis.

Crispy Pata

Bangus Belly with Kangkong Blachan

Ordered this for a change. Flavorful,spicy and a dish with texture. ๐Ÿ™‚

My Lola and I โค

Batoots!! ๐Ÿ™‚

3 generations โค

The staff of Lorenzo’s way sang for me and gave me this! Aww ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how it is still very Filipino because of the banana on top ๐Ÿ™‚

I couldn’t let my birthday pass without going to Gelatissimo โค

Aaaah, love!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Hi!! ๐Ÿ™‚

More birthday blogs to post,

R โค

Bakekang

I will dedicate this entry to the most beautiful Bakekang in the entire Fake Kardashian land :))

I am still in awe with the movie “The Help”. It’s such a regret that I did not watch it on the big screen ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My head is still full of thoughts from the movie so maybe I’ll let the pictures speak for itself,or maybe I’ll just blab until the scrolling is over..or maybe not..but either of which, I want to do something for my girl friend Ruth, who’s celebrating her 21st today!

Adding another year on our age is like adding another reason for us to get busier. I was used to seeing my girlfriends ALL THE TIME when we were a bit younger. The only thing that’s blocking our way from seeing each other is our classes. Fast forward to our last year of college, things got a little tight for all of us that it would take us weeks to see each other! ๐Ÿ˜

I wanted to post this entry a few hours ago,and now I’m kind of “rushing” myself to get this published before the day ends!! :)) Putting this on hold for a couple of hours wasย worthย it though! I had a lovely bonding with my sister and my Dad. It was really heartwarming to see my Dad happy :)) He was taking pictures of my sister and I while eating and playing basketball in Timezone! Really really cute moment for my Dad! Also, the thing about having a very generous Dad is that, I don’t have to ask for him to buy me something when we’re out shopping. It always leaves us to a never-ending battle of me convincing him to let me pay and him insisting to pay. The joy of being a daughter of a perfect man!! โค

Anyway, here are some snippets with my girls since September! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

September

September

October

We use different cutesy mugs every time my girls and I eat here at home.

Feeling picnic style dinner

D and Z

MZATC

Tostitos + Tomatoes = my favorite!!

Tequilla

Bundaberg

Popcorn my love!!!

Bian’s first burn!

Sorry Bi!! My camera is no the kind of camera that you would like to use in events like this..nonetheless, glad to witness your awesome performance that night!! ๐Ÿ™‚

The very proud family of Bian!! โค

Mother and I

Jho and Bi

Guess who’s older?

You already Gelay, red lips โค

Hi :))

Just because I cannot tolerate smoking. HAHAHA

Did this to Zion’s cigs!!

Butterfinger shake!!Aaaah very very yummmy!!

Photobooth snaps! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Happy happy happy birthday, Kang!! Hope these photos made you miss MZATC!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you all the best in life! There’s just too much to tell about our friendship that a single post wouldn’t be enough. You are the root of my kakikayan and love for fashion! Without you..I’ll be a boring housewife lng for the rest of my life.CHOT!! I love you so much my white beach A!! โค โค โค ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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