Saturday, June 23, 2018

50 years of Life & Love : A Beautiful Journey♥



Hello everyone! It's been more than a month since my last post..  Yes, I am busy again as usual I have two events in line : one of which was a 10 days ago.

It's a milestone... my parents celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary.  We (my siblings and I) wanted to surprise our parents with a simple and intimate get together with our immediate relatives only. And yes it was a success!  We were able to pull off the surprise! (*wink!)

Upon months of searching for the right venue: first and foremost it must be homey, cozy - and Conti's Katipunan was a perfect choice. It was a couple of kilometers away from our place... And of course food is superb... (which honestly did not disappoint our guests).

Charlie's Pritchon






The CAKE: of course it must be Estrels♥ 



Me and my sister did the styling
My niece helped us paint the mason jars... well its was really a DIY table center pieces...
Truly a labor of love of my parents..♥



To my Daddy & Mommy : Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary!
And to those who came to spend that memorable day with us... Thank you very much!♥


Tidbits: Big thank you to: 
  • The staff of Conti's Katipunan (Ms. Cham & Grace)
  • To Mang Fred of Charlie's Pritchon


Saturday, May 05, 2018

Cutest collab: Furla x Hello Kitty♥

source: Google


It's been a while since my last post... Yes, I hibernated for a while, been busy with my work and online boutique.  But with this recent collaboration got me jumping and can't wait to share my thoughts about it, so grabbed my laptop and started writing. (I drool..)

I do love handbags and of course Hello Kitty so with Furla's new collection: made my heart skipped a beat.  (I can't purchase a new bag at this point in time... I recently got a new ride and I can't... oh my.. sigh).  I am sure all those who love bags and Hello Kitty would be totally excited about this collection as much as I do.

The collection consists of bag charms/key rings, cosmetic pouches, coin purses, card holders and their iconic Furla Metropolis mini bag with Hello Kitty patterns. 

To view the whole collection you may visit: https://www.furla.com/hellokitty

I am loving everything... but my picks are the Furla Kitty crossbody Toni petalo and Toni Ruby; Furla Kitty Envelope, cosmetic case and card case in Toni Blu; Bag charm/keyring in Toni Ruby.

How about you? Which of the collection is your favorite? Share it with me...♥

xo,
Chiq♥♥♥

Monday, February 19, 2018

Because Colegiala♥ 2018 Grand Alumni Homecoming of CBC


It's been a while since I posted an entry... I've been busy during the holidays but I won't miss sharing this. 

High school was really one of the best times in our lives.  Yesterday was our school's Grand Alumni Homecoming hosted by Batch 78.  2018 is also memorable to our batch because it marks our 30th year.


Nostalgic!  Seeing old friends , classmates, batch mates, teachers and mentors you grew up it.  We all enjoyed catching up with each other, dancing and singing our hearts out as the band played our favorite songs.  


It was an endless day of smiles and laughter... Good hormones, good vibes and positivity flying everywhere...♥


Kudos to Gretel, Abei and President Siops for the effort!  It was a success!
Everyone went home smiling!♥
See you on our 30th...






Monday, October 23, 2017

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017♥



Last Saturday, was my first fun run!  I joined the Hello Kitty Run Manila which was held at SM By the Bay, SM MOA Complex.  It was a "so-so" event.  Though it was nice to see a sea of Pink people at the Starting line I find the event disorganized.  Maybe I have expected too much!  

When I first heard about the fun run I was so excited and googled previous Hello Kitty run held in other Asian countries.  The run is a bit pricey at P1,350.00 (Early bird) , P1,500.00 (Regular rate) and P1,800.00 (Late registration), but I was really determined to go.  Come July, I registered and opted for delivery instead of pick up (to avoid the hassle of going to MOA since I live quite far from the place).  According to the HK run manila website that they will start shipping the race kits starting September 15.  On October 2, I received an email informing me about the delay in the shipping and the drawstring bag will be given out on the day of the run with lots of surprises and freebies inside, which made me more excited. 

     

October 3 & 5 : I received 2 separate emails for those who opted for race kit pick up, changes in schedule and etc.  It's a good thing I chose my race kit to be delivered.

October 6th, the happy mail came - Hello Kitty singlet and bib... ♥   

October 20 : I received Event handbook thru email.  So ready to run!

October 21st : The Big HELLO KITTY Day!♥


Left home 3:30am because I am in Wave 1 and the gun start is at 5:15am, we arrived 4:15am at MOA.  We (I took my nephew with me) proceeded at the starting point right away and since there is no line yet on the registration booth where the drawstring bags are being released, we're able to get ours.  To my dismay (though I really don't want to ruin my day) when I looked at what's inside it's only a yogurt, 2 pieces of Hello Kitty sanitary pads and a gift certificate from Hello Kitty Cafe for 1 free latte.  That's it?!


There was a short program before the gun start:  3 mins Zumba to stretch our muscles and Hello Kitty appeared to greet the Wave 1 runners!



 At gun start : there was a confetti shower that marked the start of the run... here we go!







When we got our finisher medals we went back inside the event's place, there's a Hello Kitty food truck... 





We didn't have a chance to try the food because the line is too long.  As well as the lines on the other booths.  My nephew was already tired, hungry and it rained so we decided to go home. So I wasn't able to buy any souvenir merchandise.  

It was a great experience for both of us (we finished the 5K run)... but I am quite disappointed with the freebies.  I hope the organizers do better next time. It was really way below our expectation. 


We just rewarded ourselves with a hefty breakfast at Italiannis at BCG!♥



Friday, October 20, 2017

Vice Cosmetics - Good Vibes Matte Lipstick♥


I've been into lippies lately... I don't know why.  Maybe because I am still in search for the perfect nude for me...  For the first time I will be trying a local brand..  Yes, you heard me right! It's my first time to try... It's not that I am not proud of Philippine made products, it's just that I don't really buy make ups - most of my cosmetics were gifts from friends and relatives from the US, so I am not used to local brands, but I have already tried Avon and Nichido eyeliners.  Actually the case really caught my attention - I love it : it's hot pink!♥



While going around Watsons near my office I saw a kiosk of Vice cosmetics...(curious of course) of all the shades of course I had to go with this - Hayabayabayu (a little hard to pronounce) it's a soft peachy nude shade under it's Good Vibes Matte lipstick collection.  


I am not into matte lipsticks but according to it's website that it's a "matte lipstick that will not dry your lips" , so let's see.  It's vanilla scent which I like not overpowering - the scent it just right.  It's creamy, pigmented and lightweight.  There are 8 available shades at P195.00 each so it's very affordable.

Vice Cosmetics is owned by Vice Ganda which has a tag line "Ganda for all" to view the other products you can visit it's website: Vice Cosmetics Ph ♥

Update: I used it yesterday: applied Colourpop primer first then the lippy... so far so good it worked - it didn't dry my lips.  :)



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's in my mind: October 18, 2017♥


Is it the hormones that's causing this? haha... I am completely aware that you/I cannot really please everybody, but yes there are times that you/I feel things that would somehow make us feel down.  I guess it's a natural feeling...when you felt that you have given your best, but your best wasn't good enough for other people... 

In a world ruled by two kingdoms, though you will not see the invisible antipathy between them but the people around them suffers.  Sometimes you feel it's totally unfair, when you have an umbilical connection with one kingdom and this has been affecting your growth.

Deep breathing...

Closed my eyes....

Said a prayer...

And think of all the blessings from the Lord... and gave myself a nudge 
and told myself... everything will be okay.♥ 

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Road trip to Rizal♥

I don't often go out on long road trips, but I realized doing it once in a while to escape the hustle and bustle of the city : is a stress reliever.  



Sound tripping while traveling is the best : "Sa umaga't sa gabi sa bawat minutong lumilipas.. hinahanap kita..." And then you found yourself singing also...



Seeing all things green is really very relaxing : trees and mountains that you don't commonly see in Manila. One and a half hours drive from Cainta to Antipolo, Cogeo, Marikina (upper), Baras, Tanay and Morong Rizal.

Had lunch at Paseo Rizal Mayagay in Morong Rizal before we head back home...


Paseo Rizal is a restaurant with a breathtaking landscape and a homey ambiance.  It houses quite a number of artworks...





We were welcomed with a free appetizer - singkamas with bagoong... (that reminded me of my Lolo Guiling because it's his favorite).


We had chicken wings, lechon kawali and chopsuey - from their wide range of homegrown Filipino cuisine.  I love their crispy kangkong also which was served with the lechon kawali.


Of course there is always room for dessert! Had Turon ala mode which is so good!♥

Snapshots from Paseo Rizal






Until my next travel adventure!

xo,
Chiq♥




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