Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Journey to Forever

03.30.2015: Hello, Manila!

Hello, dolls!! Hello, FALL!!! Only 2 and a half weeks left until we kiss October goodbye. We just celebrated A’s birthday last week,and today I woke up realizing that it’s almost my birthday and the holidays again. I really wish I have more time this month to accomplish everything that I need to do before I get in full holiday mode — but really I think I am just wishing for more time so I can relax and watch OTWOL all daaay. haha

Anyway, speaking of OTWOL aside from swooning over James Reid, I am missing home a lot! My brother Remo just made us proud again by passing his board exam, he is now a certified Engineer.My Mom just celebrated her birthday, 2 days after A, and ahhh the holidays!! It’s always the beginning of September that I think about home more. Every month there is something or someone to celebrate.

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I know I still owe you guys stories about our wedding. I’ve been thinking about it too! How I wish I really have enough time for everything cause I feel like each week is just passing by too quickly.

Todaylet me share with you our most exciting trip to Manila this year — our journey to forever.

It was our first time to travel to Manila together so that added to my excitement. A has been to the Philippines twice prior to this trip and I always leave before him since my schedule is more flexible. This time,we made sure that we will go home together.

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It was our first time to leave from New York. We were so happy when PAL announced that they have flights to/from JFK again. It saved us a lot of time and money to just drive to New York as opposed to flying to California and being exhausted because of all the connecting flights.

I have to say that it was easiest and smoothest trip to Manila from the US. I went back to Manila 4 times since 2012 and boy…this was the best!

We drove to New Jersey a day before our flight so we can relax before our long trip to Manila.
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We got to the airport at 9AM, 3 hours before our flight.

Quick fact: before I would often arrive at the airport an hour or less before my flight whenever I travel before meeting A. Such a risky move but so far I’ve only missed 2 flights haha out of the n times that I traveled.

So anyway, travelling with A made me a better traveler. I am now into the whole “2 hours or more” before flight thing.

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After going around the terminal 3 times, we decided to try Eat&Go. Only because I was craving for Greek food haha

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Wine and beer for travelers who can fall for the overpriced alcohol in the airport

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My spinach pie. Honestly this was not satisfactory for me. I love spinach pie, but after having 3 bites I felt like it was too blah for me.

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A’s lamb shawarma. He was not happy about his food as well. He finished it though because he was very hungry. haha

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Birthday Cake frappe from Starbucks.

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16 hours felt like nothing with this guy beside me ❤

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My husband is so amazing! He lets me rest my feet on his lap during a looooong flight.

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30 minutes and we are already feeling crazy haha

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not long after the plane took off we were able to score whole row to ourselves

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you know just doing my weird pose because we were able to stretch our legs the entire flight.

We safely arrived in Manila and as a tradition, after our family picked us up from the airport, we went straight to Aristocrat as a tradition. I am so happy that A is now part of that! 🙂

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We did not waste any day in Manila. We spent everyday exploring, meeting friends, and enjoy every moment with the family

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First order of business: Go to Tagaytay to visit our wedding venue…and bulalo of course 😉

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Passed by this cute stand that sells organic tomatoes

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Daddy is very amused! haha

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My parents think it’s awesome how much A love Jollibee. So whenever my Dad can, he buys him a bucket of chickenjoy. This is the face that I give them whenever that happens. hahaha

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I’ve always wanted to take A to Maginhawa St. because of all the cute restaurants. Unfortunately, it was a holiday so most restaurants were closed.


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My siblings suggested this per-peri place and it was really good!! A is now a big fan of peri-peri chicken 🙂


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Blueberry cheesecake to end our little adventure.

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OOTD

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I like to be simple and comfortable during long flights.

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So I decided to go for my comfiest pair of jeans, a light top, cardigan, and my favorite pair of shoes — my Tory!

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xx

R

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