Blogging from my phone today because our internet connection at home sucks. Fortunately, my data plan holds and I can still browse using my phone. :D

These are photos from a few weeks back when C and I attended one of the events his mom was hosting. All C told me was I did not have to wear anything grand, just a dress would do and I don’t even have to wear heels! Yay, right?

Wrong!! Good thing I had this impulse buy from Zara - a certain little black dress that had this nice back detail and I got for half its’ original price due to the end of season sale. I had my hair done at Blowout Bar Manila (clearly my choice of hair stylist) and my face done by a MUA, Nica Serania. :)

One of the best things ever was knocking C’s socks off when I got out of the cab in front of their office (where we agreed to meet up). C literally needed a moment to absorb how I looked (and I was still wearing an oversized cardigan at that point) and went “wow”. I swear, I felt like the protagonist in a chick flick. Hahaha!

Off we went to Midas Hotel (got stuck in heavy traffic for more than an hour because it was raining so hard) and the moment we stepped in the venue, I thanked myself for taking the time to get dolled up and wearing heels because the guests were IN LONG DRESSES (or cocktail dresses). Apparently, all the guests are (past and current) presidents from one of his mom’s organizations.

C brought along his sports coat (although nowadays he usually is in one, really) and my LBD saved the day, so we did not look underdressed at all. I think my messy updo also made me look more formal, and my professionally applied makeup did not wear off while we made rounds (being introduced to everyone).

Later that night, I removed the pins holding my hair up as C reluctantly asked me to dance (we have never slow danced in public - in private, we have amazing dance parties) to the prodding of one of his mom’s friends. Overall, it was a fun night! I’d do it again if I ever get invited next year but I probably will not listen to C when he tells me “just wear a dress, babe”. Hahaha!


Cupcake Giveaway by Teesh-oh

What is diet? I joined a lot of giveaways back then, but this is actually the first time that i won, besides this one is something bizarre, because cupcakes!!! I entered the giveaway a month ago, and deep inside my heart, I really wanted to win because I have seen so many cupcake posts of Ate Teesh; furthermore, everything looks oh-so delicious and lovely! 

When she messaged me that I was actually one of the winners of her giveaway, I was so happy, and at the same time thrilled about it. We agreed to have a meet-up last weekend. On the post, she mentioned that she will be giving away 6 cupcakes for each winner, but she actually gave me one dozen of cupcakes!! 

To Ate Teesh, thank you so much for the cupcakes! You have no idea how much I always look forward to your baking and travel posts. Anyways, she also has a cupcake shop, guys. Follow @thecupcakeengineer on Instagram.

Currently munching on these cutie cupcakes, so I will be needing to end this post already. Ciao!!!

Thank you Dane. :)

Check my baking adventures here.

For some crazy weird reason, I have received this tag a couple of times already (and have answered them) but I still keep getting more. I’m so flattered I am one of your favorites! You girls are the sweetest! :)

I am not sure I can reach 20 (which is actually why I compiled this) but I’ll try.

I was born on a Tuesday. I cry when they kill off animals in movies or television (even for the horse that died in Walking Dead’s first episode). I still get pissed when I remember that Ted and Robin ended up with each other. My dream job is to own a bakery or anything travel-related. I have a bucket list that includes living in a foreign country. People think I’m kind and nice but I do not think so. There are skeletons in my closet that if revealed, I would seriously contemplate dying (although I probably would not do so). If Harry fears fear, I fear the uncertainty of the future and life after death. I like to create imaginary scenarios in my head (that may happen) and work out how best to react in those scenarios. The moment I step inside the office, I feel tense. I cannot imagine my future without C in it (living together, having kids etc), but when I think about marriage I have a slight panic attack because, hello, we’re talking about marriage here. And yes, between the two of us, I am the one who have commitment issues. Oh, and I love potatoes! there goes my train of thought. Haha!