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Forever21plus1: Back to Back

11.30.12: Birthday Treat

Last birthday post: Went to Westfield Mall to treat myself. I don’t want my birthday week to just come and go because my family was not here. It sucks that my parents were not with me to give me a birthday hug nor my siblings to be surprisingly kind to me (lol). what sucks more is that, my grandmother is the one who greets me first during my birthday for 21 years. And now, everything just drastically changed in a matter of 9 months. No one can truly understand how it feels like, to be away, to leave and to miss out a full year. So much for my sappy words, so yeah.. just 3 more months.

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Loaded baked potato (YUM) and Grilled Chicken with Provolone wrap! Happy Tummy!

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Awesome finds of the day:

(1) Dress from Forever21 (2) Dress and cutesy top from Lauren Conrad’s collection (3) Dainty top from Papaya (4) Awesome tops from delia’s! ๐Ÿ™‚

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J.Lo Heels!!! โค

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Another birthday treat from the Stavrides’ โค

Made fresh pasta with the chorvs ๐Ÿ™‚

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Super delicious pasta!!! Too yummy for words โค

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Heart shaped chocolate marble cake baked by Mrs. S โค I am so blessed ๐Ÿ™‚

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OOTD

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Top: From my Sissy ๐Ÿ™‚

Pants: Cheap Monday

Can’t wait to see what’s in store for me on January 1st,

R โค xx

Forever21plus1: Petit Louis

11.29.12: Happy Birthday

This post has transpired almost a month ago. I know, I know.. I haven’t exactly been what I was supposed to be for the past few weeks. I even feel like I am still not myself up to this date. I will try my best to refresh my memory and share the itsy bitsy details about my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was scheduled to work from 9-5 that day. Someone made an extra effort in making myย morningย extra beautiful by giving me a bouquet of peach long-stemmed roses while having the mushroom soup that he made ๐Ÿ™‚ Way toย jump startย my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

My morning before work became extra beautiful when I talked to my whole family. Who still celebrated my birthday. Thanks to my Mom who cooked yummy food ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to try them all once I get back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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#HellYeah

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Cutesy note cards! โค

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Petit Louis Dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

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I thought we were just going to have dinner at their house (which would still be perfect) but his family once again surprised me ๐Ÿ™‚ His Dad decided to take us to Petit Louis, once of the best restaurants in this state if I may say ๐Ÿ™‚ A lovely fine dining restaurant that definitely made me feel special ๐Ÿ™‚

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My food:

ย Appetizer –ย ESCARGOTS de BOURGOGNE

I love escargot!! It’s hard to pass on this one so Iย divulgedย myself on this buttery appetizer ! YUM

Entree: Steak Frites

Minus the fries, subbed with mushrooms (my fave side) Treated myself with some red meat!! ๐Ÿ™‚

His food: Ris de Veau (Sauteed Sweetbread – YUM) and Lotte Rotie (Monkfish)

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So sweet of them to give me a complimentary homemade vanilla ice cream ย with candle!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 2 candles for 22! #IDontThinkItMadeSense

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My birthday was not the same without my family around. But God turned around things for me still and made me feel special in a very beautiful way. I will always be grateful to everyone who took an effort in making sure that I am extra happy on my special day, especially his family ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Lord for another blessed year! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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Birthday Dinner Outfit:

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Dress:ย Charlotte Russe

Heels:ย DAS

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Ring:ย Garage

Bracelet:ย Charlotte Russe

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Necklace:ย Forever21

Bracelet:ย Charlotte Russe

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Another wonderful present ๐Ÿ™‚

I won a hundred dollar gift card from Wasabi (one of the best sushi place that I’ve been to) Yaaaay!!!

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Young, Wild, and Free #ForReal

R โค xx

Forever21plus1: Material Girl meets the Stalking Horse

The Word Too Much is an Understatement

Hello, dolls! Life has once again shocked me with another surprising blessing. With details that I will not fully disclose again, all I can say is “I never thought that this day would come” ๐Ÿ™‚ Theย occurrences in my life lately has tickled my soft bone in a big way and I can’t help but wonder, what have I done right to deserve all of these?

Anywaysy, here’s another post about my awesome birthday week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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(1) Card and Amazon Gift Card from Tall Mike (2) Cards from the Stavrides’ (3) Card and Forever 21 gift card from Jon (4) Keep Calm cards that I bought a few weeks before my birthday! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Birthday Surprise from Mi Familia!! โค

22 presents from Manila! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. Yes dolls, my Dad sent me a ย mighty bond cause I tend to break a lot of stuff when I’m in the zone. Lol :))

– MY sister sent me a lot of awesome stuff! Tops and accessories that I cannot wait to use!! ๐Ÿ˜›

– My sent me a fab top that is too perfect for winter!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how they bought most of the stuff in Forever 21 and wrapped the presents in Forever21 bags! They just know me too well! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Loooovely shoes from my Dad!! โค

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Cutesy stuff from my brothers!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pretty bag from Daddy that goes perfect with the lovely shoes that he sent me!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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Presents from the Chorvs!! โค

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Tory Burch, baby!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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Killer heels!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how elegant this baby looks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Miyabi knife!! Yaaay โค

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Spa Soaps from Bath and Body Works! โค So buttery!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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YSL lipstick!!!! โค Need I say more?

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Christmas ornaments from the Stavrides’

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Pretty coat from the Stavrides’ again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Night out with the girls! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Would’ve been a perfect photo if Karen and Jhade were with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Charm Lovin’

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Went to Cross Street Kabob after! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reminded me of how night outs used to be in MNL! Mister Kebab after a night full of fun with MZATC! ๐Ÿ˜›

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OOTD

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Top:ย H&M

Animal Print Skirt:ย Forever21- present from my sissy โค ๐Ÿ™‚

Tights:ย H&M

Heels:ย DAS

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Jacket:ย H&M

See you soon blog world,

R โค xx

Forever21plus1: Hello, Kitty!

11.26.12: First of First

Hello World! I am 22 years and 9 days old today. A lot of people has asked me if I feel old or different. One, I do not feel old. I do not know why but there’s something about embracing another year of celebrating life is something that gives me excitement. It does feel weird thoughย every timeย I say “22” when someone asks for my age. Second, things has been very different for the past 9 months. Would you believe, I forgot about my 9th month a few days ago until today. #SMH

This week has been nothing but crazy busy. Christmas Shopping x Work has made me eager to just go away for a while and live life to the fullest for a couple of days. #sigh

Anywaysy, thank God for my week long birthday celebration. It has totally eased my mind off from all the stress and weirdness around me.
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Pink x Hello Kitty birthday celebration with the girls! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Pink M&Ms for everyone!

Shameful photo because of the lighting! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Had Filipino food cause I know they miss it so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lumpiang Shanghai, Turon, Menud, Chicken Adobo

So glad to see everyone happy in the dining room! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Especially Charm! Lol ๐Ÿ˜›

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Alyza madeย leche flan! yaaaay ๐Ÿ™‚ย Thanks girly!! :*

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Hello Kitty cupcake tower #happiness

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Cupcakes baked by Mrs. Stavrides โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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So pretty with the candles ๐Ÿ™‚

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#PinkLoving

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Presents from the girls #yay
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One thing that I learned that night #ISuckAtBeerPong HAHA!
Pink cups for our girly beer pong!
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The girls, wobbling! Lol ๐Ÿ˜›
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Yaaaay! ๐Ÿ™‚
No photos of Ardel, Jhade, Alyza and Ysan’s presents ๐Ÿ˜ #Boo
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#FirstBirthdayCelebrationLovin’
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My outfit screamed Hello Kitty and Pink! Just too perfect for my simple birthday celebration! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Fell in love with the back detail of course! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Top:ย Forever21
Heels:ย Shoedazzle
More me-time please?
R โค xx

9 down, 3 to go :)

The Birthday Month

One thing that you should know about me – I take my birthday month seriously. Birthday month that extends before Christmas. sounds funny or petty to some but celebrating more than the usual for a month is something that feeds my excitement about this blessing – my awesome life.

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11.18.12: Alyza’s Birthday Celebration in Power Plant ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh, hello there photo bomber . #Ugh

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#RoomieLove

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Went to PBR, Angel’s and Lucky’s Tavern! #HellYeah

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Top:ย Forever21

Black Bandage Skirt:ย Topshop

Tights:ย H&M

Boots: Bakers

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11.21.12: 7th

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New baby! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lovely baaaaag! Can’t wait to use it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello Kitty Scrapbook Stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค #love

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Biker style peg! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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What my next post will be about ๐Ÿ™‚

Invites for the girlies!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Shopping today!

R โค xx

Thanksgiving 2012

11.23.12: First

To start off this blog, I would like to express (again) how embarrassed I am for putting this account on idle mode for a very long time! I am not yet done accomplishing all of the birthday shenanigans that I do every year. Per se, my birthday wishlist (ugh). It sucks you know? To not have enough time for the things that you want to do. My mind tells me to do this,and that… but time just won’t permit me. Anyway, here’s what happened during my first thanksgiving here in the States! ๐Ÿ™‚ Turth be told, I don’t know what to expect (aside from the Turkey) nor how to celebrate this Holiday. It’s something new but all I know is, I have been thinking about my family all day and I am so grateful that I have another family here who makes me feel happy every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Huuuuge Turkey for Turkey day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Some British Beer HAHA

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Deep fried Turkey in the making.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mr. Gus doing the works hahah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lovely Thanksgiving afternoon with the Stavrides’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello Turkey!

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Thanksgiving table set-up ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apple and Pear Salad
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Wild Mushroom Soup… YUM!

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HAd a lovely Thanksgiving with the Stavrides’ ๐Ÿ™‚ I have so much to be thankful for each day. Being away from my family is hard, but the Stavrides ย family makes it bearable each day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚

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OOTD: Fall Colors

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My outfit screams Fall! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how these 2 colors go pretty together!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Top:ย Charlotte Russe –ย obviously, the back detail got me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pants:ย Papaya

Heels:ย Shoedazzle

Will work on birthday posts soon,

R<3 xx

P.S. I was not able to take photos of all of the food that we had! ๐Ÿ˜ Boohoo

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