Monday, December 6, 2010

we've only got one life, live it

i know i haven't been blogging for a while now. i was too busy with enjoying everything that Beijing has to offer. enjoying it too much, i should say. yesterday was our friend's birthday and we celebrated at Da Dong, the famous roast duck place here in Beijing. the food was really good, and plus we surprised him with a cake at our apartment. everything was going pretty well until i got a call from my mother this morning telling me that my grandfather just died..

i haven't spoken to him in 3 months and now they tell me that he's dead? he and i are really close and i just can't believe i wasn't there for him like that. i didn't take the time to see how he was. i was too caught up in my own life here.

goodbye daddy. i love you and i will miss you. :( <3

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LANVIN ♥ H&M

Today was hella crazy! The Lanvin for H&M collection was released today here in Beijing. Days before my friends and I were already contemplating as to whether we were going in the morning or in the afternoon since we thought it probably isn't that big a deal here in China. Boy were we wrong! Good thing we went early in the morning or else everything would have been sold out by the time we arrived!

We got to the store at 8:45 and all the numbers were already given away! We thought we didn't have any chance to get to buy the dresses, but we later on asked someone to get the dresses for us and cha-ching! Jackpot :)









Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inner Mongolia

Chinese National Holiday - October 1 to 7 so we went to Inner Mongolia last Friday and came back today! :) We went to the Grasslands on the first day and rode horses for 4 hours! My butt hurts so much from all the trotting!! I don't think I want to ride another horse again!! And it was super cold too, we were all freezing! There was no hot water and the place was so dirty! I do not want to relive the memories!!





YURT - the "house" where people stay in

During the 2nd day we went to the Desert and did every activity allowable in the sand! ;) It was definitely much better in the desert :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

we like to party

hey guys! last friday, september 16, we went to a birthday party of one of our friend's friend. that was where we me up with some of the filipinos studying here in beijing. we had a lot of fun meeting new people, which were mostly from the other schools. :)


 


afterwards we checked out the clubbing scene in beijing, which is actually pretty packed and crowded all the time! there are a lot of clubs and hang out places just near our apartment so it's pretty convenient when you're too lazy to actually go out. ;)

the next day we had a grand filipino meet-up and meet almost every filipino studying in beijing. there are a LOT of filipinos. and i do mean, a LOT. 



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

beijing diaries: day 5

so far, we've been going out everyday and visiting malls every single day. we've already been to The Village, Raffles City, Joy City (which is apparently the biggest mall in Xi Dan area) and the other malls surrounding our dorm. we've been walking and walking and taking the subway that my toes are already numb from walking. imagine that! :)) but it's been a really great experience so far. i am excited to start classes already to learn. honest. i want to learn. because i feel so dumb here, not understanding what the chinese people say. but i also feel happy and proud that at least i know even the simplest of chinese words and phrases. :)

i did take pictures of the places i've been to but i haven't uploaded them and i don' think i can post them because my laptop can't access social networking sites because it's MAC. but hopefully, i can show you guys some pics soon!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

beijing diaries: day 2

hey guys! so now i'm in Beijing, i have left my comfortable city of Cebu and tried the being independent thing. So far, it's been okay.

when we arrived here yesterday, we were so lucky to have booked a hotel since our apartment was totally not liveable yet. it was a really crazy and tiring day. i think at the end of the day i almost FAINTED because i was too hungry to do anything and our eating time was disoriented. gahhh. but anyway, i'm happy that now things are better.





we've moved in to the apartment, i shall show you guys some pictures of it later on when i get the chance. my room (me and my cousin share a room) looks prettier now than it did when we first got here. we went to the IKEA store here in Beijing, and let me tell you, it is HUGE! it has like 3 floors FULL of things and nothing else! ahhhh. how i wish i could have bought everything there that i fancied! that would be a handful! ;)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

introducing me

My last Sunday with the family for a while and I made sure to enjoy it as much as I could. I can't believe I'm leaving already on Friday. I don't know if I can still post as much, so this could be or might be my last outfit post. But you won't see the last of me here on my blog :)

Did some last minute shopping, I still needed a space bag to put my bubble jacket in because the bags my aunt sent were too small and I prayed really hard that we would find one here so that I wouldn't have to go through so much trouble to buy one in Manila. Thank goodness we found one - the last one! - in Metro. Whewww. Thank you thank you thank you!

Dress-Random brand, Cardigan-SM, Belt-Charles & Keith
I have no idea why but I seem to look FAT in the photos! WTH! 


Anyway, I finally got to try Teriyaki Boy's "Yogato" frozen yogurt. It was good, not sour but there seemed to be something lacking with regards to the taste.




And I just saw Camp Rock 2 on Disney Channel a while ago, and it was nice! I think it was definitely better than the first movie. Ahhhh.. the Jonas Brothers are sooo dreaaamy ♥♥♥ And Frankie was soooo cute! It's nice to see the little Jonas being involved in showbiz :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

two for one

Watched 2 movies today! I feel like I should watch all the movies that I can since I don't know if there will be english movies with english in it - or will they be translated into mandarin!

Saw the romantic movie Going The Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.





It was okay, I'd probably rate a 2 out of 5 for this one though. It just doesn't have that IT factor.

In the evening, we watched Despicable Me in 3D. Finally! I got to watch a 3D movie. Pathetic. haha :))





They are so cute -  especially Agnes! :)

This one is the cutest scene ever :)

Anyway, you guys should definitely watch it, if you haven't yet! Go go go! Something you will really enjoy :)

And now, for my outfit. I finally got to buy a bowler hat from WAGW today! Yipee, so happy that they had 1 more left in black :)





Hat-WAGW, Denim polo-TheSecondShop, Shorts-TheSecondShop, Shoes-Suelas






Friday, September 3, 2010

THIS JUST IN!

THIS JUST IN!!




FOREVER21 is opening a store here in CEBU! 




Yes, you heard me!



 And, you heard it first from me!! :D



I am so excited!! Too bad I won't be here when it opens!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

expect the unexpected

HOOORAY! I got my braces off today! After almost 2 years of wearing them, they're finally off! And it didn't really hurt as much as I thought it would. Hoorayyyyy :)

Anyway, I've been feeling a lot better so I thought of dressing up since I have been slacking off lately, and I know I should dress up more since I might not be able to do much of that when I get to China. 

So this is what I wore today:

Cropped top-Second Shop, Pants-Topshop, Shoes-Suelas

I love this cropped top I got from TheSecondShop - I love all of their stuff! I wore a top underneath the cropped top because I didn't want to show my midriff at work, too inappropriate. =s


My mid-week has been good so far, how was yours? :)



Sunday, August 29, 2010

under the weather

i have not been feeling so good lately, maybe because of the weather, or maybe because of the constant dinner outs with friends. i think it's a mix of both. i feel much better not after getting some rest and i really hope tomorrow will be even better :D

11 more days before i leave for CHINA!!
Top-Mango, Jacket-F21, Harem pants-Topshop, Shoes-Renegade Folk
I love these new harem pants that I got from Topshop! They are so comfy and so stylish!! Wore this 2 days in a row! haha :)) It can immediately spruce up an outfit without you having to try so hard :)







black angus

friday 8/27/10

had dinner at black angus with friends. it was my first time to try it and the place did NOT fail me. the steaks was DIVINE!! soooo delicious! wanted to try their famous dessert but it got sold out really quickly. :( well, maybe next time then :)

rib eye steak (split in to 2)






getting dessert