Monday, May 23, 2016


Let me start off with the (5) best quotable quotes I've heard tonight.
Yes, love makes you cheesy especially @ the AW-LIM Nuptials!

"Marriage is not a game of chess, you never sacrifice your queen."
"Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous."
"We used to call each other LL (Lesbian Lovers), but now she can't be my LL anymore because she's now a Lim Lover."
-Aileen Ang (Maid of Honor)
"You are the gravy to my beef tenderloin." -Christine (bride)
"I'll make this my life goal: That you'll start & end your day with a smile on your face." -Christine (bride)
Yes, marriage is a voyage of two people heading towards the same destination.
Throughout the journey, you may be stranded, hit by an iceberg or put off-course.
The trip may be postponed & delayed by unforeseen events,
But as long as the captain & his first mate are in synced,
Then docking in any destination is never next to impossible. 
Who wouldn't be gushing over this adorable sailor &
a flower girl who stops walking down the aisle for a picture taking?
Let's all welcome the proud parents of the bride Christine Aw.
Willy & Cynthia Aw

I'm 100% sure that Jason is an amazing guy!
How can I make this statement when I've not really known this guy right?
With the exception of seeing him in pictures and coincidental Hi's & Hello's.
Oh, I've known C.Aw since Grade School days and I must say that she is one of the two nicest girls I know, if not the best in the batch!
Mind you, she's even ICA's Valedictorian.
Indeed the best catch, right?!

For someone as extraordinary as C.Aw, the purple cow, 
who possesses the complete package: Beauty. Brain. Brawn.
Indeed, it takes an exceptional guy to convince her to move out from her parents and move in with her husband-to-be, considering how tight knit she is with her family.
Believe it or not, she still writes long letters & hugs her parents every night until now.
What an amazing girl right?! 
Oh, you can tell how emotional this day was for the bride.
I'm glad I was able to capture this heartwarming moment with her grandma.
I was literally in tears when her grandma walked her down the aisle.
C.Aw is the epitome of a woman of substance.
I've always looked up to her.
She is the Achie I never had.
I'm so happy for her because this is her widest smile ever,
considering she makes it a point to greet everyone with a smile on her face.
Isn't she just one of the most radiant brides ever?
I just love how gorgeous her gown is.
Every beaded detail makes me swoon over her look.
She just looks regal, just the way I wanna look the next time I walk down the aisle.
And what makes their kiss really special is it's definitely worth the wait.
Yes, ladies & gentleman, this is the FIRST ever kiss on the lips!
Indeed juicy, right?! <3
C.Aw deserves nothing but the best.
I've known her since Grade School and she is that girl who never fails to brighten your day with her infectious smile.
No matter how much I bug her, she'd never be pissed off at me.
Oh, I just love how her smile is tattooed on her face,
which gives me more reasons to bug her again. (Haha!)
Maid of Honor & Best Man with the Bride & Groom
 Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Lim! 
I wish you both more love & happiness.

Surely, with Christine's life goal,
that Jason will always start & end his day with a smile on his face.
You'll know that this will not remain as a mere promise, 
but a sure hit target each day.
Oh yes, we'll have Christine & Jason Jrs. real soon!
Aw, Aw, Captain Lim!

 The reception was held at Edsa Shangrila Hotel.
It stayed true to its theme: Let's get NAUTIcal with Christine & Jason!

Walter Aw (brother of the bride) does a selfie with the bride
 For those who weren't been able to celebrate with Jason & Christine,
I hope I was able to make you feel like you were on-board too!
Yes, Jason & Christine's love story is like a fairy tale story.

They never met when they were studying in St. Jude nor Ateneo,
But their love story started with the exchanging of calling cards at an alumni event.
Christine, being her witty self, was marketing motor oils to Jason.
And Jason perhaps pretending to be interested with motor oil because he was already interested winning Christine over! (Haha! Smart Move Jason. Smooth)
And you know, the rest is already history.
Coincidences are really God's way of remaining anonymous!
I hope someday I may be able to write about my love story too,
The kind of love that will make me want to be a better version of myself every day.

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 "No matter the winds, no matter the sea, I will set sail forever with thee." 
-Jason & Christine

Thursday, May 19, 2016


This Summer has been extremely hot!
Surely, everyone will agree with me on this one.

Aside from floral prints, 
Saying hello to backless has been one of my style pegs this summer.
Yes, I'm definitely skipping the conservative look in this kind of weather alright.
Sexy back is back!
Summer bloom is all about playing with colors.
And staying fashionable in this scorching heat is indeed a challenge.

But with my favorite online fashion site, SHEIN
I'm always sure that I'll always Shine In & Shine Out.
Don't you agree?
Trust me, floral is the easiest way to glam up your look.
Yes, you'll definitely feel like a girly girl in this one.
Under-dressed nor being over-dressed will always be out of the equation.
Why fit in when you can stand out this summer right?
The sun shines so bright, that you'd have to reciprocate the same energy too.
Just like a white canvass splashed with watercolor,
This look is fresh, vibrant & youthful.
Yes, you too can dare to go bare this summer.
Whether it's in the beach, the streets or just a casual gathering.
Just feel confident with whatever you're wearing & you're good to go!
There's no room for hotheadedness this summer.
Oh, just be cool lest you'd wanna look like a bull.
At the end of the day, your smile will always be your best accessory.
Let your smile be as infectious as your confidence!
This summer, let colors be your best friend.
Let it change you and color your perspective just like a rainbow.
So what do you think of my outfit? 
Feel free to let me know. 

Monday, May 16, 2016


"Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wandering free
Wish I could be, part of that world"

Oh yes, I felt like Ariel from the Little Mermaid.
This place just looks so surreal!

These aquariums are the masterpiece of Kenbert Chua.
From the exquisite design of his cafe to the one-of-a-kind designs of his aquariums, 

down to his spectacular collection of fighting fishes for sale,

There is no doubt that kids and kids at heart would fall in love with this place!
So let me give you a private tour of Cafe Aquatica:

Cafe Aquatica is the first fish concept cafe in the Philippines.
It formally opened its doors on May 8, 2016 to give tribute to Mother's Day.
Of course, as a foodie, I'd never miss to be part of this world.
Oh, let's swim with the fishes, shall we?
Wherever you choose to sit,
You're assured of a scenic view.
Yes, you'd even have a fighting fish at your table watching what you eat.
Make sure it's not fish or else you'll be dead meat!

The menu is limited & handpicked.
The recipes are special as it's from Rosa Chua, Kenbert's mom's specialties.
As it's a cafe with an aquatic feel, feel free to chill with their famous almond shake.
Or if frappe is your kind of tea, then try their special blended concoctions too!

So let me share with you my catch for tonight:
Vigan Longganisa with Rice | Php 220
Homemade Pork Patties with Rice | Php 195
Pesto Pasta
I just love the ambiance of this place.
I feel I'm just cruising around in the Atlantic.
Yes, this place is definitely a fresh escape from those packed Starbucks' & CBTL's

Finally, I've been able to be part of this voyage.
"Anchors Up!", my captain says. 
Aye, Aye Captain!
Yes, I'm sailing to my next destination now.
I'll let you know when the anchor is down once again.
Stay on board with me & you'll know what's cooking up next!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Oh yes, believe me or not, I tell you, it's so easy to win a freebie! 
'Cause I've just won a box of 3 recently just by downloading an app.
Amazing right?! 

So you may ask me: "How to be one of these lucky 100?"

SM Supermalls is bringing back its Download Win in-app mobile game and sweetening the deal by giving away Original Glazed® Krispy Kreme doughnuts each to 100 unique SM Supermalls mobile app registered users every day from April 30 to June 30, 2016. How’s that for a tasty treat?

Yes, downloading is as easy as 1-2-3. May the odds be ever in your favor too. There's actually nothing to lose with simply downloading SM Supermalls Mobile App. Imagine you'll even get first dibs and news on special sale & promos in SM Mall. How cool right?!

Embedded within the SM Supermalls Mobile App, “Download & Win” was the first digital scratch card promotion in the country. Its launch during SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary was marked with the giving away of exciting prizes such as free mobile data, free Spotify, Facebook, Games, Unli-Call and Unli Text every day for the entire month of March.

Just scratch the doughnut scratch card & you might just win a sweet treat.
The celebration resumes this month with a shower of doughnuts! And joining can’t be simpler – just download the mobile app and get a chance to win.
Good luck guys! 
A free treat can't get any sweeter than a box of free doughnuts!
 It's a caloriefic treat I won't dare miss & surely you won't wanna lose this chance to win a box for yourself too.

The SM Supermalls Mobile App is free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. SM definitely got everything for you. This app will feed you the latest store offerings, discounts and promos, services, as well as movies and events in SM malls nationwide. In fact, it even has a Mall Directory & a Mall Map. Yes, you'll never get lost in SM anymore. You can always come back for your best finds at the quickest time.

To keep up to date on what’s new, visit SM Supermalls website or follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagramViber Public Chat, and Snapchat.

Yes, it's possible with 
SM Supermalls' Download & Win Promo.