Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer Getaway 2013!

In my Summer Lovin' Inspiration post, I told you that First Aid Kit is a must have when traveling, I should have told you to bring some vinegar too. :D
Okay, okay so why the fudge do you need to have a vinegar with you when you are on the beach? Simple - so you have something to use when you get stung by a jelly fish. :(
Yes folks, my friend Naji and I was stung by a jelly fish. First time on a beach, and first time to be stung by a jelly fish equals trauma. (facepalm)
However, the entire experience was fun, the company outing was held at Virgin Beach Resort, Laiya Batangas.
I automatically fell in love with the place.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 66th Red Carpet Celebration of Cannes Film Festival!

Movies + Fashion = Cannes Film Festival!
When we heard or talk about Cannes, first thing that comes into someones mind are great movies - well directed/acted and state of the art. But we also know that fashionable outfits will bombard the red carpet! ;)
The said event started last May 15 and will end on the 26th. Day 1 is the sccreening of  Baz Luhrmann's  Great Gatsby.
Leonardo Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire
Carey Mulligan and Justine Timberlake

Monday, May 20, 2013

Family Version of Gelatin!

The night before the Wedding, My auntie Arlene and Auntie Tess made our own version of Gelatin. :)
Since we don't have enough time and we have to serve something sweet to the visitors the next morning we decided to go with the basic - Gelatin.
With this post, I will share to you the step by step procedure as well as the ingredients needed to create your own Gelatin. ;) But please spare the photos I took since it's already late and I just used my ipod.

Some of the ingredients
10 cans of condensed milk
1 can of evaporated milk
4 sachets of Jelly powder mix (we used Mr. Gulaman) - you can use 5 0r 6 depending on your preference, the more the jelly powder the chewer the gelatin.
1 jar (340 grams) of Sweet Jackfruit ( You can also use fresh)
1 jar nata de coco
2 pcs or more sweet corn
1/4 white sugar
(You can also add some fresh she coconut strips, and kaong/sugar palm)

  • Cut the nata de coco in two, cut the Jack fruit into strips.
Cut the cubes into two.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tying the Knot!

"Congratulations and Best Wishes! Keep the fire burning! Love, Tina"
Exact words I wrote on my Kuya Ryan's Guest board. He and his girlfriend already tied the knot Yesterday, May 15 2013.

Tying the knot - nobody said it was easy, but no one said it was hard either. It requires a lot of time, effort and money. Everyone involve in the planning, preparation, day of the wedding and after the wedding should have a lot of energy and patience!
Kuya and York (his girlfriend) as well as the families of both parties decided and agreed that the wedding will be held at Beltran's Residence at San Isidro Lubao Pampanga.
They set the date of the wedding to May 15, and already planned on where to buy the wedding dress, the flowers, and the cake. Even the simplest things like candles to be used, veil, and cord.
Choosing the wedding cake!

We thought of using cupcakes instead of the usual cakes!
We end up choosing this. ;)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Great Gatsby's Beauty and Glamour!

This is just a preview of the film's glamorous fashion!
I thought that this will be a nice article to post so you'll have a closer look on the beautiful fashion outfits of Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan). I will also share some of the Tiffany & Co's - The Great Gatsby collection!
This is how a 20's 's Retro Party looks like, with the feathers, dazzling diamonds and bigger/glamorous parties with lots of liquors!

The wonderful jewelries used by Buchanan are all included in "The Great Gatsby Collection by Tiffany and Co."
I personally love this shot, Buchanan's Dress is awesome!
She looks spectacular here. ;)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2013 Met Costume Gala

This year's theme for the Met Red Carpet Gala is in honor of their latest exhibit: "Punk: Chaos to Couture".

Fiercer and bolder celebrities like Jessica Alba, in Tory Burch, looks absolutely stunning and Anne Hathaway whose named the most influential film haircut of all time walked the red carpet with her new blond hair.
Jessica Alba
Anne Hathaway

Monday, May 6, 2013

Jack's Loft

If my boyfriend and I have something in common it will be about food. ;)
We both love to eat, I remember last March we celebrated his birthday in a Dampa Restaurant (Filipino Restaurant, where you can buy fresh sea foods and you can ask the restaurants to cook them for you.) at Macapagal Avenue. We had Tempura, baked oyster, calamares, and crabs. Yes, it's just the two of us. hihi
Moving on, last Friday after office hours, we decided to eat at Jack's Loft, well it's our first time there and we thought all along that they only sell cakes and pastries but yeah we're wrong. ;)

Cheese Sticks with Marinara Sauce
For the appetizer, we ordered cheese sticks with marinara sauce. Well this is quite disappointing, I expect every bite to be oozing with cheese, or at least gooey, but they served it cold so my expectations died. ;(
Maybe if they served it hot, it would have been a different story.
Steak and Mushroom Gravy

Friday, May 3, 2013

Game of Thrones!

Last week, my friend Neil asked me to watch Game of Thrones, at first I was like, sure when I have time since I still have plenty of things to do. I am not familiar with the HBO series, I don't know what to expect, and didn't bother to research about it thinking that after seeing the first episode I might just stop watching it.  Another friend of mine - Naji, also happen to like the said series and so I decided to give it a try. I thought after the first episode, I will find it boring but I was wrong. I enjoyed every episodes on the first season and can't help my self watching the next after the other one. It's like reading a good book, the more you read it the more you like to continue and then you end up finishing the whole story before you put it down. And that my friend is what I felt. :)
While watching the first season there's a point wherein I felt it was gross seeing blood flows from the throat of a man or watching Khaleesi eating which for me looks like a heart with blood. When, Sansa beg King Joffrey for her Father's mercy, I felt it was stupid, honestly I was really pissed off..
Then the scene where Khaleesi said these words to Drogo: When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east then you shall return to me my sun and stars..  it was heart breaking.
I realized then and there that I am also hooked with the series! It persuades me, it makes me feel mixed emotions and I want more after the other!
Just looking at the poster, it looks like a new online game. Lord Stark looks really good here. :)

And this is the best scene for me so far, aside from the scene where she said: When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east then you shall return to me my sun and stars to Drogo . ;)
 I like how the story revolves however, I will not recommend this to those whose age are below 18 for there are scenes which  are not appropriate for them to watch and needs to have a proper guidance of their parents. :) I am currently at Season 2 and looking forward to see Season 3. :)

Have you seen Game of Thrones? Do you also like it?

Images from: HBO