Sunday, April 17, 2016


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It was soooo hot in Singapore today that I wished I could just submerge myself in water. Sadly, I have no tub nor pool and going all the way to Sentosa doesn't really promise a dose of vitamin sea. So after grocery shopping (I am finally committing to doing right by my lung-infected self's call for healthy living) and doing my laundry (woot, woot!), I hid in my room dreaming of better weather. One way I escaped was by going through my Cebu photos. At least Reg from May 2015 found ways to beat the heat? Hehe 

So after eating lechonswimming with whale sharks, and riding a motorcycle to Tumalog Falls, next on the list was to check out Bluewater Sumilon, the island resort that I keep seeing on social media. We were there for a day trip and I think you'll actually appreciate the island better if you stayed longer. Lugging around your stuff isn't really fun, haha! It was, however, still a nice afternoon. I was treated to fantastic ocean views that made lounging in a hammock 10x more relaxing. Hanging by the white and powdery sandbar and taking a dip in the ocean was also a delight albeit quite a trek under the scorching midday sun. See the photos for yourself and find yourself in awe of the different shades of blue that colors the resort.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


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I've said this a million times, I loooove Japanese food. Lucky for me, my boyfriend shares the same liking. We could eat Japanese food everyday and you won't hear us complain. One of our go-to's is  Fish Mart Sakuraya. I first learned of this place on my first year in Singapore when my boss and some colleagues and I went to Parkway Parade to buy Christmas dinner goodies. Good thing too because I wouldn't have thought that you could actually dine inside. I mean, would you? It looks like an ordinary Japanese grocery store when you pass it from the outside.

The storefront. SEE! You wouldn't have given it a second glance (if you don't cook)! 

But if you go further inside, you see this: Fresh Catch Dining. YUM!

Thursday, April 14, 2016


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You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, 
you just might find you get what you need. 
- The Rolling Stones

There are times when the things we want aren't meant for us. Sometimes the competitor prepared harder and played smarter. Sometimes our expectations were too high. Sometimes our efforts were inadequate. Sometimes the opportunity is just not there. Disappointments suck and it can bite (and shred!) your insides with its sharp teeth of doubt and insecurity. I know it's something you should get used to being in the "real world" and all, but even so, it would be a lie to say that defeat becomes less bitter as you get older - it doesn't. Falling short of a dream is as heartbreaking as it was 10 years ago. Even if you've encountered more than a dozen failures since, it will still hurt. What's different is how you dwell on it. You look back on the previous times and realize you have been through setbacks before and that you will get through this again. The stimulus may be the same, but your reaction will be different. You are not the same person as you were back then. You are stronger, more tenacious, and more resilient. At least, I hope you are. 

And oh, leaving you a scene from one of my favorite movies, LOL. Let's sing along?

{H&M skater dress, Zara bag}

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