Sunday, April 24, 2016

LIVE WITH THE KING

At the age of 27, people often ask me this question:
And now, I can proudly post this shout-out:
Bless me Iphone 5 for I have sinned.
Yes, I must admit that I've been in a relationship with you for 3 years already. 
But I must confess that I've two-timed you for two weeks now.

And truth be told, I'm falling out of love with you.
What can I do if I'm really more of an Android person?
Oh, you can't blame me if my Iphone was just a gift.
Who'd resist using a glamorous phone gift, right?

Forgive me for this heart-breaking revelation.
I've just got to be honest with myself already.
I'm not happy anymore with you, my iPhone;
Yes, I've been checking out Huawei Nexus 6P.

And this explains my relationship status updates!
Let's admit it:
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're in a real relationship or not,
There are times when we spend more time looking at our phones than our dates.
Gone are days when love birds would exchange heartfelt love letters & sorry notes.
Right now, emojis with a heart or a tear is enough to say 'I love you' or 'Forgive me.'


So you ask me:
Why the hell have I given up my 3 year relationship with iPhone5 for a Huawei Nexus 6P?
Here are my 5 reasons why I fell in love with the King of Android, Huawei Nexus 6P:
1) Iconic hardware design (3D curved glass, diamond chamfers, aluminum unibody)
**Attraction is a must in every relationship.**

Being in a relationship is not just about getting physical. Beauty is more than just skin deep. Features, characteristics & compatibility are tested to see if it's a kiss & make up or a fight & a break up.
Have you ever heard of love at first sight with a non-human? Yes, I fell in love with a cellphone alright! The attraction is just something I cannot resist. Imagine clasping a perfect curved metal shell, crafted from aeronautical-grade anodized aluminium. Truly, a perfect 10 for me! It's definitely a relationship I'd want to invest on 24/7.

2) Low-light loving, powerful camera
**No one wants a BLURRED Relationship.**

What a couple has has to be defined. Labels are as important. There's no such thing as I'm not sure if I can see a future with you because if there's no possibility of a future together then just break up & wake up to reality! 
Yes, it's really hard to capture picture perfect images when there's minimal light in the background. We'd just click, shoot, tap and repeat all over again just to get that one decent instagrammable photo. You bet, this baby's 12.3MP lens is so powerful that there will always be light in darkness. Say goodbye to blurry photos with this one.

3) Fast charging due to its USB Type C charging port
**No relationship works and ends well when it's low-batt.**
Effort is what fuels the relationship. It needs Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice. Without consistency & commitment, the love will just fade & wither over time.
I just love how dependable Huawei Nexus 6P is compared to my Iphone 5. Imagine how much longer I can stay connected with the world because of my battery. Yes, Huawei Nexus 6P's long-lasting 3450mAh battery lets you go the distance with added support from its incredible reversible USB Type-C™ for fast charging. No need to bring those bulky battery banks. No need to look for sockets & outlets. Yes, our cellphones are our life extensions so it shouldn't let us down when we need it the most.

4) Ergonomic fingerprint ID
**Trust will always be an issue in every relationship.**
Jealousy & paranoia destroy relationships. Yes, it's okay to be jealous at times, but don't let it make you feel insecure & less of a person. Trust your partner by respecting his privacy too. 
No one wants to play detectives in a relationship. It's not nice to snoop around one's phone because trust is crucial in relationships. One's phone is very personal because it is one's life extension. Who wouldn't love Huawei Nexus 6P's simplified security, with a single touch. No need for retrieving, remember and changing passcodes every time. Yes, your unique fingerprint is your pass-code! How cool is that. Hands down to Nexus 6P's ergonomic fingerprint ID that one simple touch allows me to access all my emails, photos and apps on the go!

5) The best of Google in the palm of your hand (Search, Maps, Play, YouTube, GMail )
**Knowledge is Power.**
Feed your relationship right & the fruits will be reaped. Yes, when you invest in something worthy, you'll be rewarded for it. It can & will change your life in ways you can't imagine.
In life, there is no such thing as information overload! Life is a continuous learning process and so is a relationship. I just love the fact that all the best Google apps are already pre-installed in this phone. Such a hassle-free & worry-free phone. It knows me very well! Imagine having the best of Google™, in the palm of your hand. Isn't that an amazingly rich experience?! That's Search, Google Maps™, Chrome™, Google Play™, YouTube™, Photos, Gmail™, and more---accessible immediately upon phone purchase. Oh, work & play has never been this fast. Thanks to Nexus 6P's wifi combo antenna.

Yes, I'm not denying that I'm already LIVING WITH THE KING right now.
Oh, the King of Android, Huawei Nexus 6P makes me feel so alive & connected.
Ever since I made the shift, my life became so much better---
More privacy, more sophistication and more power!
Oh, better late than never, right?!

I've stopped being the Queen of Hearts as I've found my King now.
Cupid knew my heart didn't fully settle with my Iphone,
And in its perfect timing,
Huawei Nexus 6P crossed my life just in time.
Having the second best is not an option for me.
Good thing, I didn't tie the knot with my Iphone5 just yet.
Why settle when you can have the best?
Yes, I've found my happiness now that I have my true love,
 The King of Android-HUAWEI NEXUS 6P!
Let me clearly spell it out for you. 
L.O.V.E. just happened!
 It was Love at first sight...
Love at first touch...
 Love at first use with Huawei Nexus 6P.

Time to capture more moments with my Nexus!
Check this one out too & you might want to make the switch too!

<3 SOPHIEsticated



Saturday, April 9, 2016

TELL ME: WHAT'S YOUR FLAVOR?

SUGAR. SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE.
Oh yes, relationships sizzle because of these!
Image taken from a Pinterest Post
The thing with dating though, the flavor of the day may change,
And that's when the real heartache begins...

So if you want some consistency in your life,
 you can always count on CAROUSEL CREAMERY!
Carousel Creamery | 8 Missouri St., Greenhills, San Juan
So whatever you're craving for, 
Whatever mood you're in,
 They've got your flavor covered.
And yes, you'll always have that smile on your face at this place!
Deciding which flavor to order out of the 101 flavors was such a dilemma,
That I felt like an annoying kid demanding for ice cream!
Every flavor look intriguing and exciting,
That my taste buds just gave in the moment I stepped in.
The Owner Mr. Lincoln Cheong with Carousel Creamery's Staff
Don't worry, Carousel Creamery's staff is more than willing to help you find your flavor.
And if you're lucky enough, you can interview Mr. Lincoln Cheong,
 the man behind this mouthwatering Carousel Creamery 101 flavor concept!
Feeling Blue? Drink up with their BAILEY's ice cream!
Want to play a Prank? Order WASABI for a frenemy.
Just a Plain Jane? Stick with your usual COOKIES & CREAM.
Need a warm up? Have that instant wake me up COFFEE & DONUTS scoop. 
Feeling Sweet? Have a bite of that APPLE PIE!
Looking for a 'Healthier' Alternative? Have a cup of that EARL GREY TEA.
Need an Adrenaline Rush? Go for that RED PEPPER & WALNUT twist
Missing Beer Pong Sessions? Go unlimited scoops with BEER & CHICHARON
Feeling Moody? Walk it off with GINGER & HONEY
Craving for Comfort? Wrap it up with oozing CHEESE & BACON.
Feeling Despicable? Say it with DURIAN. 
Oh, nothing else could make my day,
Except for something insanely sweet. 
It’s not boys that make me fall in love day by day, 
But desserts the melt in my mouth everyday.
BROWNIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH

A taste of heaven in every dessert slice,
You certainly won’t mind saying “whoops!”
To calories that pile up in loops,
Oh my, it’s just so damn good!

This place doesn't just serve ice creams.
They have Espresso Shakes & Hotdogs too.
Yes, it's the perfect place to chill, relax and be cozy with your special someone.

ESPRESSO SHAKE & CHEESEDOG

No wonder this place is always packed!

Kids & Kids at heart can't resist stopping by at this place.
Who can resist the urge when there's freaking 101 flavors to choose from?!
You'd actually be lucky enough if you can score a seat here.
It seriously gets crowded especially 'cause it's summer time.
Handcrafted and customized for all kinds of moodswings,
Carousel Creamery will definitely hype you up no matter what mood you're in.
Here, you'll always be the flavor of the day.
'Cause the flavor of the day's what you pay!
“She loved me at my worst. You had me at my best and you chose to break my heart .”
In Carousel Creamery, there's no breaking of hearts, just mending of hearts. 
Here, it's not just One More Chance, but 101x to fall in love all over again!
There is really no 3-month rule after a break-up. 
But if you believe in that and you need to drown yourself in tubs of ice cream, 
Carousel Creamery won't let you down.
It'll give you that 3 months supply of sweet endings.
Yes, those 90 days would be very exciting rather than boring!
Just like falling for the charms of Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass,
Who wouldn’t be obsessed over mouthwatering desserts? 
Just a sight…just a taste…would make you lust for more.
Oh, I bet you'll scream for ice cream too!
This is the place to feel better, not the place to become bitter.
Let's see if we are meant to be.
Oh tell me what's your flavor. 
Who knows that might be my flavor too!
So let's have an ice cream date soon alright?
Here at Carousel Creamery if I may suggest!
I still 96/101 flavors to indulge in.

Cooling off with the Summer Heat,

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A DIN TAI FUNG LOVE AFFAIR !

If you've been awarded Michelin Star 5x in a row,
 then it must mean one thing, right?!
You bet, I just knew I've got to try this place out alright.
Oh, surely can't let the buzzing bees do all the talking for a certified foodie like me.
So without further ado, let me share with you a love affair with my perfect pair.
Who wouldn't notice Din Tai Fung at SM Megamall?
Even the deaf & the blind would stop here, curious of the long lines & incessant chattering.
I must admit that patience is definitely not my virtue.
So at first, I was hesitant to try this place out, seeing the snake-like queue!
And I murmured to myself: " If only I had a VIP Pass..." (haha!)
But then I decided to check out their queuing strategy as it seems very organized.
And lo & behold, I'd actually rate it with a 5-star waiting while walking experience!
Upon approaching the counter, I was given a queue number & a mini menu order checklist.
This strategy is no doubt very efficient and practical.
Your queue number will fall under one of the four seating capacity brackets.
So from there, you'll be able to estimate how long your waiting time will be.
So I just got a number and continued my shopping nearby.
Just be sure you'll be back before your number gets flashed to the public!
Or else you'll have to get a new number and wait for all these people to satisfy their hunger.
You'll definitely give up waiting this time around.
So now for the moment we are all waiting for,
The Center of Attraction & All of Our Attention:
"Let's give it up to the masters of Xiao Long Bao,
The highlight of tonight's sumptuous feast!"
Yes, they've mastered the art of rolling and folding indeed.
I've gathered it takes around 18-21 folds to perfect each Xiao Long Bao Moment.
Oh, they're gonna have stiff necks with all those non-stop XLB orders!
Finally, I've entered the place!
Of course, the place was packed, but serving time was quite fast.
Thanks to their tick your orders while waiting strategy.
So now, let me ask you: 
"Can you think of that one first kiss that's guaranteed never to break your heart?"
Yes I do...now that I had my #FirstXLBKiss! <3
Pork Xiao Long Bao    PHP 315 (10 pcs.)    |   PHP 160  (5pcs.)
Yes, it's easy to break up with tasteless boyfriends, but breaking up with Din Tai Fung's juicy Xiao Long Bao will always be out of the equation. Yes, my twin & I have a give & take relationship, but when it comes to who gets the last piece of Xiao Long Bao, that's when the real heartache begins. So to satisfy both hungry tummies, we just had to order a second round. And that's when we've realized we're in love with the same guy with acronyms DTF. OMG!
Ssssshhh.
That will be our little secret okay?!

Yes, forgive us, but we fell in love with the same guy named DTF!
Oh! Twins do have the same taste after all.

Aside from the must-order Xiao Long Baos, I'd also strongly recommend their 3 other dishes which brought out the sizzle and dazzle in me! Oh, the burst of flavors of these dishes are something I'd never forget. Mouthwatering indeed.

1)  Noodles with House Special Spicy Sauce | PHP 120
2) Dan Dan Noodles with Spicy Sesame & Peanut Sauce  | PHP 135
3) Salted Egg Yolk Prawns |   PHP 375
You know how twins are: We can become mortal enemies or simply the best of friends! Yes, we have our own likes and dislikes, but when it comes to Xiao Long Bao, we don't even have any argument. In fact, we don't even have to say a thing. It's understood that when we're craving for Xiao Long Bao, there's no other place we'd be found in but Din Tai Fung of course!
From the very moment Din Tai Fung's Xiao Long Bao tickled our tastebuds, we just knew we'd lose our virginity with our magical #FirstXLBKiss ! It was indeed love at first smack.

Looking forward to experiencing more magical moments here at Din Tai Fung brought to us by The Moment Group. Thank you!!!