Book Talk: Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

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Christmas 2019 at Wind Residences!

We spent our Christmas 2019 at Wind Residences, Tagaytay through AirBnb and it was such a great experience.

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Spending Christmas in the highlands was a last minute decision as we initially planned to just spend it at home since Dad and Gil are both away this year. So when Mama agreed that we just spend Christmas in Tagaytay, I immediately looked for hotel accommodations but grandly failed to book any because it’s peak season. Hence, I turned to the ever trustworthy AirBnb and lo and behold, I found a hotel-like listing at Wind Residences! 🙂

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This condo unit was listed at AirBnb as “SkyWind Tagaytay (Taal View, W/ Parking, Netflix)”. In sum, I super recommend this place if you’re staying in the highlands. Rio – the owner – was super quick in her responses to our queries. The unit was very well-maintained and according to its owners, it was actually designed like a hotel room so that their guests would feel like they’re actually checked-in to one.

We had such a lovely  stay here, and Mama and I even had our traditional ensaymada and hot chocolate on Christmas morning:

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We had a very simple Christmas this year. Met up with the rest of Mama’s side of the family later in the day for lunch in Nuvali, and headed home right after ‘coz Typhoon Ursula is at signal number 3 already! *Yikes* I can’t believe I was able to drive Mama and Celine home safely considering that it was my first time to drive to the highlands! Hehe. 

Hope you guys had a peaceful, meaningful and happy Christmas too! 🙂


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Thank you, 2019! Cheers to 2020!

HAY, 2019! What a year you have been! It has surely been a roller-coaster of emotions but all the good definitely outweighed the crazy and the bad.

2019 was a year of uprooting for me.

I got uprooted from my work of almost three years as an associate and transferred to a totally new playing field – the judiciary. I got uprooted from my home of 5 years, and went back to living with my family in Batangas. I now drive (which I never imagined myself doing *ever* what with the convenience of Grab and Uber and sometimes my own personal driver for work); I just bought my own car (which wasn’t really part of the plan and which sounds superrrr crazy to me ‘coz I don’t drive nga and just thinking about the monthly installment is making me insane ). Things just kept happening, and blessings just kept on pouring, and there was nothing left to do but to just take it all in and give thanks. 

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It was good year of travel too. Traveled to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. Not so much locally, though. Just the usual hour drive to Tagaytay with friends and family during some weekends.

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Finally, despite all the *overwhelming* new things that’s happening in my life all through out the year, 2019 made me realize that I wouldn’t trade anything for my constants. My parents ~ Daddy and Mama ~ my siblings, Gil and Celine, Yna and the rest of the family, and my ultimate soul mate, Ed. They have been my constant source of happiness (and sakit sa ulo sometimes, but never mind that) and everything is just meaningless without them.

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Thank you, 2019. You have been so good. Cheers to 2020! Praying for an equally, if not more, blessed new year!

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The Romance Reader Book Tag!

The Romance Reader Tag

I was tagged by my good friend Beatrice to do this tag  and I cannot be more thankful because I loooove doing tags, and I looooove the romance genre! ❤ So here are the questions and my quick answers to each of them:  Continue reading “The Romance Reader Book Tag!”

January 2018 Wrap Up!

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Phew. That was fast. A little shimmy here and there and just like that, January’s over. We’re even crawling into the second week of February already, which means this wrap up is late and kinda long overdue. But we’re doing it anyway, so lemme tell ‘ya how my reading went last month. Continue reading “January 2018 Wrap Up!”

Blog Tour: Warcross by Marie Lu (Book Talk + Giveaway!)

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WELL. WHAT CAN I SAY.

I am left speechless because MARIE LU HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!! 

Let me preface this review by saying that if you’ve been a follower of this blog since day one, you’d know that the very first review I’ve published is that of Legend’s, and that series is definitely one of the reasons why I started reading more YAs. Oh god, where do I even with this one?   Continue reading “Blog Tour: Warcross by Marie Lu (Book Talk + Giveaway!)”

Ticket for Two: Wonder Woman (2017)

Ticket for Two is a segment in this blog where I will be  quicklyreviewing” movies with the biggest movie/tv series buff I know, Ed (not Sheeran, not Harris, not Burns; just Ed). 🙂 Don’t expect full blown reviews, though, because we will probably not deliver. Quick insights – likes and dislikes, ratings, and that’s it. It should still be fun, though 🙂


“An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace.” Continue reading “Ticket for Two: Wonder Woman (2017)”

Laneige BB Cushion: Not a Review!

I have always been your liquid foundation girl and I honestly have not tried any other kind of make up base. Lately, however, I have been so much into skin care that I thought of looking for a good BB Cream. To no avail, I have not found a good match. And here is where Laneige BB Cushion comes in.

At first I was hesitant trying this one out because, #1, it is frakking expensive! and #2, since it is from Korea, it might not suit my undertone. Cutting the long story short, I gave in.  Continue reading “Laneige BB Cushion: Not a Review!”

First Quarter of 2017 Beauty Favorites!

I can’t believe April is ending in 5 days time which means that the first quarter of 2017 is about to end soon too! What even. Time is getting by so fast, it’s almost scary!

Anyway, I thought of making a list of the things I loved most during the first quarter of this year because I am planning to replenish/replace/ditch stuff in may “collection” (nah, there really isn’t a collection, just a handful of stuff) since it’s summer already. I felt like I’d be needing to replace a lot of the things I use in my face and in my body because of THIS. SCORCHING. HEAT. Ahhh, Manila.

I’m not much of a skin care person before but this year I am slowly turning into one. Slowly adulting, you see. 😉 Continue reading “First Quarter of 2017 Beauty Favorites!”