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Archive for November, 2012

Meet the Staff

11.19.12: Staff Meeting

I’ll be turning 22 in 5 days, and if you’d ask me the excitement that I should be feeling by this time is somewhere far that I can’t seem to reach. The matrix of how things are happening now seems to be too overwhelming for me. I have learned to appreciate time more and more each day. It seems like it is slipping away from me too quickly and all I can hope for is to not miss anything valuable in life while I am still young. I think life is too beautiful for me to miss..

Charm x Ysan x Rianna

Tennis Court in Roland Park!

One of the reasons why I am grateful to be part of BCC! 🙂 Roland Park and Five Farms are just too beautiful! This is why we are #21 on the top 40 list of the best country clubs here in America! #yeah #lol

My looovies! 🙂

with JT and Ardel lol

 

Say hi to my long hair! Heehee 🙂

New books!! yaysy

Thaaaaank you B!

More cutie stuff from the B! :))

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OOTD

 

 

Jacket: H&M

Dress: Forever21

Tights: H&M

Early birthday celebration tomorrow,

R ❤ xx

Soon

 “It’s not going to be the same without you all. It’s the saddest thing that could ever happen this month. I just want you to know that it breaks my heart to be away from you and all I want to be is your baby girl forever. Just 4 more months and I’ll be the little oink oink in our home again. #MyLifeToday” — that was me last night, telling the whole world how sad I am for being away from my family.

Truth is, amidst of all the awesome things that I’ve been adding to my closet, shoe collection and whatever stuff that I have been getting, no amount of many can ever repair this loneliness. Having a fabulous life is every girl’s dream. But, being incomplete inside just puts me in a dark phase. I can find differentiate being sad and lonely in so many ways. I am happy…blessed. But this loneliness is making me crappy most of the time, especially this month.

But as what I’ve always believed in, we have to look at the beautiful side in any situation… Just like this beautiful place that we went to 2 Mondays ago.

 

I love how scenic Gaithersberg is..or at least where the mall is! 😛

 

Drove for almost an hour and a half to watch a Filipino movie — “A Secret Affair”

Can I just say that Anne Curtis and Andi were so pretty in that movie?? #FanGirlMode

Too bad this mall is far from our place. They have a lot of nice shops and restaurants #Bummer

Thai for lunch!! 🙂

Thai condiments

Tom Yum

One of my favorite Thai dishes!! 🙂 Not the best that I’ve had cause it was rather on the sweet side for me. It was still good despite the fact that I was too clumsy for words that I spilled half of my soup on my WHITE pants and turned it into orange..did I mention that I smelled like fish sauce until I got home? Spell HORRIBLE!

Shrimp in Spicy Green curry Sauce

YUMM!!

Minced Chicken with Flat Rice Noodles in Yellow Curry Sauce 

THE BOMB!! This was so delissssh!

New booties from ze B!

I know I can’t use this until next year,but……

New lippies of the week! 🙂

Chocolate x Bracelet straight form Germany!!! 🙂 From my co-worker and part time Mom at work..Ms Fahimeh!!! 🙂

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OOTD:

I can’t explain how lazy I was to dress up that day…this outfit is just too….blah!

Must eliminate the word LAZY out of my system,

R ❤ xx

Rianna Dreams of Sushi <3

11.04.12: Another dream crossed off my list 

I can’t help but laugh at myself for typing such a silly blog title, but that’s how I am…silly. I am still hyped about the recent direction that I stepped into. It’s another stage full of joy, wisdom and a hint of loneliness. It still seems like a dream to me, but all I know is I am really really really overwhelmed and grateful to the Big Guy up there for His never ending love and blessings. Also, to my family most especially to my Dad for supporting me in every decision and goals. My heart is pouring out of love and happiness, I still can’t believe it. I have yet reached a juncture where in life has unfolded something beautiful for me..something that answered my questions and something to look forward to. That’s what I love about planning, it gives you excitement and a vision of what awaits you. To my life next year (or should I say the next 2 and a half years), I can’t wait to be a better version of me. To my future life, you’ll get where you want to be soon – without loneliness and with your family 🙂

Meet Jiro Ono.

A great sishi Chef that inspired not only me, but everyone else who has watched his documentary. Hence, my blog title. Sushi may be a simple food to some, but he gave more life into it. He expressed more out of it and that’s what made me fall in love with the documentary. Everything about the documentary is still fresh in my memory, it’s just too beautiful and invigorating that it made me realize how fortunate I am to love what I do and to have the passion in what I do.

You must dedicate your life in mastering your skill . That’s the secret to success and is the key to being regarded honorably” – Jiro Ono

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Silly me

School x Shopping Day

Went to Virginia and visited my future 🙂

Had lunch in this awesome awesome awesome (did I say) AWESOME place in Tyson’s corner!

Wasabi – rotating sushi in the middle of the mall!

Say hello to the sushis that we ate!!! They were all so yummy!! I have no words but NOMNOMNOM!

Finished 3 packs of this yummy Japanese peanuts!

 

My favorite! Such a shame that I forgot the name! (But I’m going back so…) I devoured myself with this baby!! Reminded me of Teriyaki Boy’s Philadephia Roll!! Only that this has my favorite – shrimp!

Eel Sushi –  Top 2 on my list! Definitely one of the bests that they have!! This was so yummy that it took me straight the sushi land!!!

 

Mango Mousse – super creamy and not too sweet. MY kind of dessert! 🙂

$75 lunch was soooo worth it!

Must try this next time!

Come to Mama! 😛

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OOTD

Black x Yellow = Back to School

Top: Wet Seal

Inner Top: Garage

Wedges: Shoedazzle

 

Went for a comfy and simple look for my awesome day in Virginia! 🙂 It was bright and sunny that day despite of the the cold breeze of air. I wanted to resemble someone that is bright and full of life so I picked the color yellow. Also for good luck, both of my parents love yellow – and it worked! 🙂 It’s as if they were with me while I was talking to the admins. 🙂

Hello, School girl! ❤

Loving this week,

R ❤ xx

The Space In Between

11.05.2012: Some random day 

Multiply has eaten most of my free time for the past few days. It made me exhausted physically and mentally. With them focusing on being a cyber Marketplace, I’ve been spending most of my time sorting and and downloading almost 25k media files from my account. Yes, I’ve uploaded that much of photos and videos for almost 6 years. On a lighter note, I’ve always wanted to download everything from my Multiply account cause  I have lost a bunch of photos (and I can’t figure out how!). Anyway, this is just what I have been waiting for – a one-click tool that can download everything! But I didn’t know that it would cause such an annoyance and too much downtime in my happy days! Oh well, I just have to suck it up and just wish that my 25k files would be sorted out in no time!!! 🙂

Shopping after work!! 🙂

Charm a.k.a Nicki Minaj

Say hello to hr new hair-do! Psh. Hahahaha!

Just because we can fit inside the locker!!!!! Lol

Tried Bobby Flay’s burger Palace in Arrundel for our late lunch!

I love how it screams awesome in every spot! From the lights,tables and menu!

Arrundel = Potbelly’s Low-fat Oreo Milkshake!

Sauce variations! 🙂

S shaped tables! Coolness 🙂

Dallas Burger 
Spice Crusted / Coleslaw / Monterey Jack /
BBQ Sauce / Pickles

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OOTD

I love how this Forever21 top from Ate Raffy hugs my body! I am not into animal photos on my shirts, but this one is an exception cause the top itself looks awesome in any pair of jeans that I have!! 🙂

Cardigan: Cotton On

Was kinda feeling animal-ish so I wore my awesome animal printed bootie and animal printed accessories (no photos – boo me!)

Finally catching up on my posts,

R ❤ xx

Hello, birthday month!

Cause everyday is my birthday! ❤

November has got to be my most favorite month of the year! For me it’s the most awesome and joyful 30 days (plus 10 days cause I usually have a hangover from all of the amazing things that happened during my birthday). This year, it’s going to be different. My family is not around and I know it wouldn’t be the same but I also know that it shouldn’t be a reason for me to make everyday amazing. 9 days has passed and all I can say is – I am grateful to Him for blessing me more and more and more each day!

Welcomed the month with this box from my family!!! ❤

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Some of the stuff inside the box! 🙂

Cutesy iPhone cases from Mama!! 🙂 BusinessIsMyThing is the best when it comes to cellphone accessories!! ❤

Love it so much!! thanks Remo and Klariz!! ❤

I am 🙂

Cutesy rings from my Sissy! She knows me too well ❤

Thank you, Daddy!! xx

Look how cute my iPhone is!!! ❤

Hahahaha LOL. Wattup

Cutie from Topshop!!!

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OOTD: Greek Festival

Wore the top that my Sissy sent me!!! Look very lovely with white jeans!! ❤

Awesome finds! ❤

More awesome days to come,

R ❤ xx

8 down, 4 to go <3 (maybe)

See you again next year, October! 🙂 

Last post for the month of October 2012. Time did not give justice to my excitement of wrapping up another month. I was yet again, too busy juggling life and life that I wish there is more time in a day. Anywaysy, life has been nothing but extremely amazing since November started. I cannot wait to disclose the details here, but I’m afraid that I might jinx it if I do it too early!! All I know is, time has just befriended me on my LifeBook! 🙂

Biggest disappointment of the month: Hurricane Sandy x Uber Cold Weather = No costume party slash Trick or Treating for us!! 😦 There’s always a next time, and I am thinking of doing it with my Sissy cause it would be extra fun!

Yadda yadda, here are some random heaps from the 10th month of the year 2012! 🙂

Greek Salad for the Greek food lover in me! funny how I like Greek food, who would have known that… never mind 🙂

Wore this  rad skirt from mi Sissy ❤

Drive thru banking..something that we do not have in the PHL yet

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Awesome Finds #1

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Shopping day with Mrs. S

Awesome Finds # 2

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Last day of October – Happy Halloween! 🙂

Spent the entire day with Ysan!! 🙂

Lunch date in Bertucci’s! 🙂 Awesome Italian place near our apartment! 🙂

Open kitchen plus awesome staff! 🙂

WARM bread basket! 🙂

I love warm breads! It really sucks my A every time I am being served with cold bread!! Heating it up wouldn’t hurt…right? Anywaysy, this reminded me of our local bread in the Philippines, pandesal. 

Free flowing salad!! Ohhh-some! YUM

My Chicken Parmigiana 

Ysan Baked Tortellini and Chicken Gratinati 

Their servings were so generous that we had a hard time finishing it!

Got some furn on for winter!! 😛

*Thanks to Ate Raffy of BusinessIsMyThing for my cutesy oink oink iPhone case! 🙂

Let me play again…please!! Too bad the pink one doesn’t fit me!!!

Hi Ysan! 🙂

OOTD:

Animal Print x Royal Blue = Something uber simple for a cold day!

Early dinner in Cheesecake factory!

Ysan’s Red Velvet Cheesecake!

My fried zucchini! (just because we had been eating all day haha)

Super YUMMY hot chocolate!!!!!

“Chillin’ at the bar” LOL

What I have on my bedside now 🙂

Can’t wait to watch A secret affair tomorrow!!

R ❤ xx

POTBELLY x IKEA

October Random Heaps

Here we go again.. capping off another month! But this isn’t it yet.. I still have 2 more entries piled up waiting to be shared. This is just a proof of how busy I was for the past month…too much backlogs and so little time! Anywaysy, just like the usual, I have been spending my free time wisely in the most awesome possible way for me, by dining and shopping.

Today, I will be hoping for the best, for some good news, for me to have a path from the One above and give me the anwers that I have been looking for. This is it!!!!! 😛

One of my favorite cutesy restaurants to date! I specifically love them for their….

Yummy Mushroom Melt

I loved how cheesy this sandwich was!

For selling awesome pastries!

Their dream bar was really DREAMY! It was to awesome for words!

..and of course! My new found love! their low-fat oreo smoothie! Made with vanilla yogurt!!! YUM! ❤ ❤ ❤

Wore this outfit again…but changed the heelsy that I wore! 😛

Love this color so much!!! Obviously 😛

How cute are these kitchen finds?:)

#WomanPower

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Some random day before work! 🙂

My new faovrite place – IKEA!!!

Fell in love with their awesome looking restaurant 🙂

Their chocolate truffle fudge was to die for!!!! Wanna have it now…… please

“Embrace Messy Hair”

Something simple for a I-feel-lazy-to-dress-up-cause-its-cold day! 🙂

Praying for the best,

R ❤ xx

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