Monday, February 20, 2012

Singapore Lovin'

I am back in Singapore once again...

Here are some shots that I wanna share with you all. I will write a decent blog entry when I go back home to the Philippines most probably. 

We had nothing to do yesterday so we decided to hop on the train and head towards Outram Park MTR station from the Lavender station. We reached Chinatown and walked towards some streets and our feet led us to the night market. We also passed by the Notes and Coins museum and tourist center. It was a spur of the moment decision but we enjoyed it. 

This is near the Marina Bay Sands dock. It was a windy afternoon (taken on our first day). 

Hanging out outside the Arts and Science Museum while waiting for the Helix Bridge to light up. 

This is another spur of the moment trip. We headed to Boon Lay station and then catch a bus at the interchange  to explore the Jurong Bird Park. The Birds and Buddies show was awesome. Entrance to the park is S$18 each adult. 

The flamingo pool!!! I loved watching the statuesque flamingos go around their turf. 

How graceful are these birds? 

Posing with the resident "bird posers". The picture with a glass frame was worth S$30. LOL! 

Look at these 2 lovely birds. It's as if they are in the courtship stage. 

Christian and I enjoying our panorail ride at the Jurong Bird Park. The ride costs S$5 each. Yeah, we were too lazy to walk under the sweltering heat of the sun. 

Outside the Penguin Coast. 

And here's the glass pool just outside our room at the Ascott Raffles Place in Singapore. We were so lucky to be housed in the 19th floor because the pool, gym, library, garden deck and living room is just next to our room. Our room has a huge bathroom too. I will post some pics after the cleaning lady cleans the room tomorrow... The room costs S$330/night. 

This has been an awesome vacation so far. Tomorrow will be Universal Studios day. I hope I can conquer my fear and ride the roller coaster finally (which I never did the last time I was here). For now, I am going to cozy up under the blankets because I am starting to shiver. Brrrrrr! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

10 Looks for the Perfect Valentine's Date from UnaRosa

Have you made up your mind what to wear for tomorrow's Valentines date? Are you stumped and clueless? Just when you thought it is too late to prepare, here are some outfits that you can choose from:

Whether you have a romantic dinner with your beau, a hot night out with your girlfriends, or a quiet get-together with your family penciled in on your calendar, there is only one thing that every woman needs on this one special day in February — a Valentine’s Day outfit that is fit for any of your plans. From playful pairings to elegant ensembles, Unarosa has put together 10 of the best looks to keep you looking poised and polished throughout any date.

A vintage-inspired frock or a polka dot ’60s number is perfect for a dinner at a kitschy restaurant, while a red-hot dress will surely turn heads at the hottest clubs in Manila. Dress up a chic jumpsuit with a bright, floppy hat for an effortlessly striking look, while pairing bright-colored shorts with a myriad of tops—from cut-out button-downs, sheer batwing blouses, to oversized knit sweaters—will be best for a more laid-back date. Whatever is on the menu, trust that Unarosa will make it easier for you to make the night even more special with these chic looks.

Unarosa Locations:
5/L Shangri-La Plaza
4/L The Block
SM North Edsa
2/L Annex II, SM Fairview
2/L Bldg. A, SM Megamall
G/F Shoppesville, Greenhills
L1 Marquee Mall, Pampanga

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

What's Up?

I don't know how to answer that question when in reality I am down. I am down with a flu. This week was rather busy for me. It started out last Monday when I accompanied my mom to attend the 25th anniversary of DOST-TAPI at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City. She was one of the speakers and I sat there listening to technology and project reports from different individuals and taking random pictures. We went home a little after lunchtime and I immediately went to bed because I still have to report for work Monday night. I went to work and then when I got home me and my mom went to the main office of my previous company to claim my last paycheck and then cash it out. It was more than what I expected so we were more than glad to find that out and went for a little shopping. I finally got my red luggage which you will be seeing on one my next posts.

Mom receiving her certificate and token of appreciation. 

Mom at the VIP table. 

We were served pastries for snacks. I didn't bother taking pictures of what I ate for lunch. I was too hungry to care. 

We had lunch at HEAT EDSA Shangri-La Hotel last Tuesday. I had fun bonding with my mom. We haven't done that for so long. I like how my mom lets me be when shopping and stops me when I eat so much. Haha! There were so many yummy food at the buffet that I went back for seconds. Here are some pictures I took:

Mom showing me her plate full of DESSERTS! How come she can have so many when I couldn't? Haha! Nah, I was not in the mood for any sweets that time. All I wanted was to create variations of smorrebrod when I saw their bread selection.

Whoa! Baby lobsters! This was an instant hit for me. 

Fruit pickle and okra and tomato dishes. I forgot the names. Arrrgh! 

I love Indian Food! I guess I appreciate spice more now that I am hooked to cooking shows...

The bread selection! I stood in front of this area for a little while just thinking about variations of smorrebrod I can make. I opted to use rye and made me a mix of vegetables and smoked salmon. 

Vegetable and fruit salad bar. The asparagus with quial eggs tasted good. 

My own version of smorrebrod. A Danish open-faced sandwich that is usually eaten for lunch. 

These looks so heavenly and fragile that I didn't want to touch it. Haha! 

Meringue!!! I left this with the French and Swiss guests. Too sweet for my liking...

Marshmallow on sticks. Where's the bonfire? 

I have so much more pictures in my memory card but I don't want to bore you. There wasn't that much choices but the food selection were all sooooo good. My mom rarely raves about food but she did when we went to this place. Visit HEAT (Healthy Eating, Amazing Tastes) when you have the time. 

After lunch, it was still pouring rain outside the hotel and I got drenched while opening my umbrella. Good thing I was on leave that night so I didn't have to report for work. I then felt that my throat was scratchy when I woke up and I did not take medicine but instead relied on water to make me better. Big mistake!!! Friday came and I felt like I don't have bones anymore. I felt so weak and feverish. I also lost my appetite. I just stayed in bed and called in sick. I hate this feeling of being under the weather. Then again, this situation only affirms that I am still alive and is still continually battling with life. What's up? My hopes are up that I will feel better soon. Weekends spent in bed because of influenza is no fun at all...

I hope you are all healthy and taking care of your health.