I can't believe we only have two days left for 2019. This year has been a another roller coaster ride but it is more of a happy year for me because I got to travel more this year! Yayy! πŸ˜„

It is already my fourth entry for my Year In Review. Ang bilis ng panahon! Looking back at my past entries, I feel like I already matured to the point that I know I am still lost and have problems but IDGAF anymore πŸ˜‚ I guess that's when adulting hits you hard. Haha!

I've seen so many friends, acquaintances, and relatives got married and have a family of their own this year. I couldn't be more happy for them! πŸ‘ͺ Though, I am now asking myself if I already reached the age for marriage and having a family. I feel like I'm still young for it though I know I am not! Haha. I'm already 25 but I still look like 20 or even younger πŸ˜‚

Joseph and I are on our second year of LDR. I can't believe two years has already passed since they went to US. We still talk every day via video call and chat. It has been two years but I feel like nothing has changed between us. 😍

For the first three months of 2019, I got busy with my work because I was hired full-time by a client and I had another part-time job along with it. I already made a blog post about it regarding my freelance work. Most of the details are there. It is one of the things I am thankful for. I got to save money for my travels.

In summer, I went to Davao with my friends and Boracay with my family. It was the best summer ever! Haha. I finally get to experience the white sand and the clear beaches.

In June, my family and I went to Puerto Princesa and El Nido, Palawan. We were so happy because it is our first time to travel together.

I started my diet in July. I was supposed to donate blood at the blood letting activity near my area but I just got back from Palawan so I was deferred. During the process they took my weight and I was so shocked to know that I am already 66.1 kg. That was my heaviest weight ever! I was only 55 kg back in college. Haha!

I finally got back on my senses and started my diet. I learned that you can really do it, you just have to set your mind to it


After more than 3 months, I almost lost 10 kg. I look preggo on the left photo. I know! Haha. πŸ˜‚ I "paused" my diet in November though! Being on a diet is really pricey. I swear! I buy chia seeds, almond milk, yogurt, meat, etc daily and those are not cheap ya'll. I will start again in January. Hoping to loose 5 more kilos.

During my diet, I cooked most of my meals so I can really watch what am eating. I was so concious about my diet to the point I really count my daily calorie intake. Haha! Also, I don't really cook much before so my Mama is so happy that I am preparing most of our meals now. Haha! I am not sure if I'll write a blog post about my weight loss though. Let me know if you're interested on that!

2019 is also my year of food adventures and events! I got to meet new blogger friends and my SaanSaPH family. Yes, I went to fmu's and events even I was on a diet. Haha! I also started to establish my Youtube channel this year. I just upload my travels before but now I also make contents for it too. Not on a weekly basis though! Haha. Hoping for more improved contents on this blog and on my vlogs next year!

In October, Sachi, Gen and I founded Tagaytay Bloggers, a community of bloggers based in Tagaytay and nearby areas (Silang, Amadeo, Mendez, etc).

Karissa and I went to Macau last November. It is my last travel for this year and it is my first out of the country. That trip was life changing and definitely a memorable one!

I am kinda on hiatus this December because I want to spend time with my family. Maybe I will just resume posting next year. My family and I celebrated Christmas in a very simple way, just like we usually do and it will probably be the same this New Year's Eve. I guess this will also be my last blog post for this year. To more contents in 2020! 😊

I am thankful for all the blessings, new friendships, old friends who stayed, life lessons, and travels this year. Thank you, Papa God! πŸ™ I am also thankful to the brands and companies I collaborated with this year. And of course, I am thankful for all the love and support you give to this blog. We'll have more food adventures, events, and travels together next year! May we all have a blessed New Year full of success, good health, and love!πŸ’–

Looking forward for the next year and what the future holds. I'm ready for you 2020! Bring it!

πŸ“  Zushi Me Lake View, Grand View Complex, Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City

We decided to try this Japanese restaurant yesterday which is just across the rotonda. I really haven't noticed this until LifewithZG told me. I think it's pretty new too.

On our third day in Macau, we were looking for something different to eat and good thing we found this European (Italian) Cafe. It is just a few blocks away from our hotel which is Hou Kong Hotel but the nearest hotel to this cafe is really Hotel S. This is also less than a kilomoter away from Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul's.

πŸ“ MS Blossom Cafe, 1 PraΓ§a de Ponte e Horta, Macao


I like how they decorated the restaurant. It is not overwhelming and the ambiance is really just perfect. When we were sitting there, it feels good to be in a European place like this and when you look outside, it is like a different world. Haha! If you're looking for a money changer, there's one just across the cafe.

The ambiance of the restaurant is so perfect especially for mornings and coffee. They serve all-day breakfast. I just found out that they are one of the best restaurants here in Macau. They have high ratings on Facebook and Tripadvisor.


My bestfriend, Karissa, ordered this simple breakfast. I forgot what it called but it's just basically ham, egg, bread and coffee. I think it's like 35MOP for all of these.



Lyndon ordered this burger πŸ” and a coffee ☕. It costs 35MOP something. That burger looks good!


And this is what I ordered. Meal B from their Morning Time Special Price. It's smoked salmon, poached egg, and arugular toast and it costs 48MOP. I'm not a coffee person anymore (acid reflux sucks) and I'm glad they have other options. I ordered hot almond oat milk (additional 7MOP) instead. Really love this healthy breakfast!


I can only review the food that I ordered because that's just what I ate. Haha! The food is good and the price is not that bad. If this is in PH, this would costs more. πŸ˜‚ Love the hot almond oat milk! I was surprised that it's this big. Haha! I am really not a fan of raw salmon, but this one is an exception. I'm not sure how but it tastes edible to me unlike the ones I tasted in the past. Hindi nakakaduwak. Haha! The salad has a mango salsa but I can barely taste it. I just hope they added more of it.


It looks very simple outside to be honest. Good thing the windows are big enough for us to see what's inside. The service is also great. Will definitely go back here if I'll be in Macau again. Would love to try their lunch and other foods! If you're a foreigner or if you're looking for something European in Macau, I recommend MS Blossom Cafe. You have to try it πŸ˜‰

Watch my vlog for more!



When I was a kid, one of my dream is to travel. I grew up with a family who doesn't prioritize travel. But don't get me wrong, I do understand my Mom and I believe that we all have our own timeline. And my dream finally happened this year! ✈

I first rode an airplane back in Summer of 2018 and that was my first travel. This year, I got to travel more. I went first went to Davao and Boracay in Summer. In June, I went to Palawan with my family. In November, I went to Macau and it was my first time to travel abroad. I got to travel with different people and in different places. Every trip was memorable and I learned so much from it.

1. I feel like I'm a different person every time I am back from a trip. I meant it in a good way. I'm like a more matured and better version of me. Haha! I've learned so much from life, cultures, meetings new people and exploring new places. I feel like this year triggered / awakened my inner self and maybe, I'm really a traveler after all. I like watching other people's way of life and their stories. I don't know but sometimes it amazes me.

2. Get out of my comfort zone. I was never an adventurous kind of person but that changed when I first traveled. I was excited to try new things and that includes a few extreme ones. Haha! I tried parasailing alone in Boracay. Haha! It was so worth it! I also tried traveling to Boracay solo, though I met my family there. Both of my eyes have the grade of 800 but I tried snorkeling in El Nido for the first time and it was awesome! I wore my contact lenses ofc. Haha! I was afraid that the sea water might get through the snorkeling gear but heck, that was El Nido! I had to do it! Haha. With the experiences, I guess I am not afraid to travel solo and I wanna do it. Maybe next year? 😊

3. You can save money for your travels. πŸ’Έ Traveling is definitely NOT just for the rich. Some of my relatives think that I'm already earning so much just because I travel. Well, I wish! Haha. It just so happen that I got to save enough money for my travels earlier this year. I didn't plan for my travels overnight. I always plan ahead of time so I can save money for that trip. For example, we booked our Macau plane tickets in March but the actual trip is in November. I had 8 months to save money for our hotel, activities and pocket money. If you really want to travel, then go save for it. Traveling also doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money. I'm always on a budget whenever I travel. It's okay to set a limit.

4. Plan your travel. Get to know the place. Make your itinerary. πŸ“š Do some research. Know the place you're going. Yeah, you can be spontaneous but I'd still recommend that you do your research so you will know where to go and how to find/commute to that place. Having an itinerary makes traveling so much easier. You'll also know how much you will be needing for that trip and such. It's also better to be knowledgeable than to be ignorant. If you know what I mean? Uhm? Haha. Thailand, for example, have temples and they have dress codes.

5. It's okay to get lost sometimes. I mean, literally! Haha. Make it part of the adventure. Don't be shy to ask around with the locals. Don't let it get on your nerves. Just be positive and everything will be fine. πŸ˜‰

6. Always try to make new friends and meet new people. I guess it's part of the adventure. We've met a lot of people during our trip in Macau but didn't get to ask their socials. Haha! I really like meeting new people from my travels. #MissCongeniality But of course, always be careful too! Don't let your guard down.

7. Go and take that photo/video. πŸ“Έ If you think that there are people who'll judge you for taking that "tourist-y" photo, so what? Let them be and do your thing! Well, I was once like that and I regret it every damn time. Don't be like me! πŸ˜†

8. Pack light. πŸ§³ Haha! I can still remember when I was packing for Davao. My luggage weigh 12 kgs and we'll just be there for like 4 days? Haha! I always reason out that my luggage alone is already more than 2 kgs, but it was just me over-packing. Haha! I didn't even get to wear half of the clothes I brought. The truth is, we tend to over-pack when we don't have ootd plans in mind. You just throw clothes into your luggage and bahala na si batmanPlan your OOTD days before your trip, so there's no room for cramming and you won't have to bring other clothes that you don't actually need. It is better if you also try them on to really know if the ootd suits your liking. I've actually seen it in Camille Co's vlog and it really helped me during my last trip. And I guess, that's another lesson learned. It is so damn hard to be a traveler and a fashionista. I mean, how could they bring clothes around and change outfits? Haha! Just bringing my gorillpod/tripod already exhaust me. Lol!

9. Each city is unique and has a story to tell. Appreciate. πŸ§‘ Do not believe to those people who says that "this country" is so ordinary, not worth it, no good places to go to, and so on. I actually appreciate every places I went to. Every place has a story to tell and every trip is a memorable one for me. Learn to see good in every country and don't just hate, can we?

10. Be humble, always. Learn to adapt and be open minded. During my first travel abroad, I realized how every nationality differs and we should respect that. We have different cultures and languages. It's nice to learn a few of them. Do no discriminate anyone just because they don't speak English. Be resourceful. We have Google translate ya know. Aside from that, each place also has different laws that we should follow even we are just tourists. I am really amazed how other people in other countries stop at the pedestrian when you're crossing the street. It's different here in the Philippines! Haha. I first experienced it in Davao and I keep wishing that it would be like that all over the country. I hope people who travels keep the discipline even though they are back here in the country already.

To more travel in the future! πŸ›ͺ

This is my first time to try a product from PEACH C and I think they are new in the market. So for today, we're going to review their PEACH COTTON BLUSHER in Rose P Cheek.

PEACH C is a Korean brand. I was watching AsianBoss last when I learned that Peach C and Haneul Haneul are from the same company and are both owned by Ha Neul. Haneul Haneul is online women's lingerie and clothing store while Peach C is of course, a cosmetic line. I was amazed by Ha Neul by how she became a CEO at an early age and I think she's pretty famous in Korea.

I don't know, but I got really curious about their products. It looks promising!

PACKAGING


The packaging of the product is very simple but cute. Just like in most Korean products, it doesn't have an English translation at the back. I guess most of the Kbeauty products are like that. It looks minimalist because it uses only white, black and the color that corresponds to the shade of the blush.

This blush as a net weight of 5g.


The top part is made of frosted plastic. The actual shade corresponds to the packaging. They are almost the same which is a good thing of course.



And here's a close up photo of the product..


Looking at the pan, I could easily tell that this is made with fine powder. It is intact and this is my first time to try a blush with this texture.

Note: I kinda ruined the blush while I was shooting. This photo is unharmed though. Haha!

This blush has 6 shades - Apricot, Coral, Shy, Rose, Peony and Lavander. It claims to have LESS FALL OUTLONG-LASTING, and FINE POWDER. Well, that's very straight to the point.

APPLICATION


For the application of this product, you can use a blush brush or your clean hands. Though it shows easily using the brush and you have the control to blend so I'd recommend that more.

REVIEW


You'll never go wrong with this shade. It will go well with any skin tone. Lakas maka-fresh! It is not that pigmented so you'll have the control in applying this blush on your cheeks. It's not overwhelming in a good way. Longevity wise, I do not expect it to be as long lasting as cream blushes just because it still powder. I have tried wearing it a few times and after 3 to 4 hrs it still shows somehow (cold weather, no sweating). I'm really impressed with the texture. Peach C definitely knows how to stand out. This will now be my go-to blush from now on.


You may get this at my CHARIS SHOP


One of the highlights of our Macau trip is the Afternoon Tea Time at 360 CafΓ©, Macau Tower. It may not be an extreme sport but the tower is actually 60 floors high and that's 223 meters! Another twist is the 360 CafΓ© actually rotates/revolves. Haha!

Macau has a special place in my heart because this is where I traveled abroad for the first time. I always thought that it is expensive to travel abroad but I managed to make our trip on a budget again. So happy and proud of myself! Haha.

Planning to go to Macau any time soon? Don't worry, I gotchu! I made a travel guide for you and I will also be sharing our itinerary 4D/3N.

MONEY TALKS



Stores and establishments in Macau accept both MOP (Macau Pataca) and HKD (Hong Kong Dollars). Both also have the same value when you spend it in Macau. 1 MOP = 1 HKD However, you cannot use MOP when you go to Hong Kong.

When were at the airport, we tried to exchange our USD to MOP but there were no available MOP at that time so we exchanged it to HKD. Even though they almost have the same value, I feel like it is better to exchange USD and PHP to MOP. Every cents count, right? Haha!

1 MOP = 0.12USD or 6.31 PHP
1 HKD = 0.13 USD or 6.47 PHP
*** (as of November 2019)

AIRFARE

We scored a promo fare from Cebu Pacific last March and we paid 2,489.15 PHP per person for our round-trip ticket. Regular rates are from 4,000 pesos to 8,000 pesos depending on the airlines. Since we our tickets are on promo rate, our flight going to Macau and going back to Manila are late at night. You also need to pay 1,620 PHP for the PH Travel Tax. We also paid for our check-in baggage just to be safe because I always overpack. Haha!

If you're from Hong Kong, you may ride the ferry or bus going to Macau. I think it is just an hour away and may cost at around 500 to 1,000 PHP.

TRANSPORTATION

Macau's main transportation are buses and taxis. There are also Casino Shuttle Buses that offers free rides from different landmarks like the Macau Tower, etc. Just ask the time of the shuttle.

There are designated bus stops and a lot of bus routes. It may me confusing at first. I know, we've been through that. Haha! What we did is we search our location and destination on google maps and it will tell you which bus stop and bus you will take. There are signage on the bus stop so you can double check. And don't be scared to ask the locals! :)

The Bus Stop at the Airport


Their buses have a fixed fare of 6MOP (42PHP or 0.75USD) per person. If you will pay in cash, you must give the exact amount since the bus driver do not give change.

So, in that case, I advise that you get the Macau Pass or Mpay card for convenience. You may get this for free and you just have to load it. We got ours from the Macao Food Festival, so I'm not really sure where you can get it in other locations. You will not worry about the coins for your fare anymore. You may also use this to pay at the supermarkets or stores. But please take note that one card is good for one person only (at the bus). You can't tap it for two or more persons.


I'm not sure about the taxi because we only get to ride it once. We were from Macau Fisherman's Wharf to Senado Square and we paid less than 50MOP, I think? The bus is still a lot cheaper that's why most people prefer it. There is also no traffic in Taipa, Cotai, Coloane and Macau City.

COMMUTING


Commuting in Macau may really be confusing especially if it is your first time. It is best to search on google maps or any offline maps. It will give you the bus routes that you can ride for you to get to your destination. Just be mindful of the name of the bus stop because sometimes the right bus stop is on the other side. It happened to us one time. Haha! Instead of going back to Regency Art Hotel, we end up going to Coloane. So just make sure you are on the right bus stop. :)

WHERE TO STAY

Hotels in Cotai Strip and Taipa are more expensive than the hotels in the City Area. There are a few affordable hotels in Taipa that ranges from 3,000 - 5,000 PHP while the rest ranges from 6,000 PHP and above.

For our first night, we stayed at Regency Art Hotel located in Taipa. We booked this for only 3,296.16 PHP per night via Agoda. I chose this hotel because it is one of the affordable hotel in Taipa and it is just a few minutes away from the airport. The bus stop is also near the hotel. They will ask for 500MOP for the deposit which will be given back to you after you check out. There are restaurants and convenience stores near the area.






For our second and third night, we moved to another hotel because we thought that the city are is still a bit far from Taipa. But it is acutally just a few minutes away. Haha! But no regrets, at least we discovered more affordable restaurants near the second hotel.

We stayed at Hou Kong Hotel for our last two nights. We paid 2,551.58 PHP for our first night while we paid 3,385.47 PHP for our second night, both via Agoda. I booked it on a different month so the rates varies. So that's 5,937.05 PHP for two nights. We upgraded it to triple room so we added 150MOP per night (around 950.00 PHP). They will ask for 200MOP deposit and will be given back after you check in.

Hou Kong Hotel is just a few meters away from the bus stop too. Aside from that, there are also more affordable restaurants near this area and you can just walk to Senado Square from the hotel.



TIP: Look for a hotel that is near the bus stop.

HOW TO STAY CONNECTED

WiFi is also not a problem in Macau. Most hotels, casino, restaurants and establishments even the buses have free WiFi. We bought one sim card with data load for 5 days at the airport for 120MOP (757 PHP) so we can still navigate if there's no WiFi available.

If you are in a group, I recommend that you get just one sim card like what we did during our trip. We divided the 120MOP to two. That would be just 60MOP per person.

FOOD

Aside from its rich culture and history, Macau is also known for the egg tart and beef jerky, though they have it in Hong Kong as well.

Egg Tarts at Parisian Macau

We didn't get to try Lord Stow's because it was still closed when we went to Venetian Macau. We bought one in Parisian Macau instead. It costs 10MOP (63PHP) per piece. I think Lord Stow is much pricey than this one. I also bought a dozen and a half box of egg tarts at a shop near Senado Square before I went home. It is also good but I think I like the one from Parisian more.

Beef Jerky at Senado Square
It is my first time to try beef jerky. The price is not the same for all the shops who sell this one. We mostly saw 100MOP and above on the first stalls. We found the cheaper ones at The Ruins of St. Paul's. I bought mine for 78MOP (492 PHP) for one pound of pork and 62MOP (391 PHP) for a piece/strip of beef.


Aside from Beef Jerky and Egg Tarts, there are also a lot of cookies in varieties and they also tastes good. It is like pulvoron here in the Philippines.

Shops near Ruins of St. Paul's

If you're going to buy pasalubong, I recommend that you buy them at the Ruins of St. Paul's. They are much cheaper there than the ones outside and in Senado Square. They offer free taste samples so you could decide which one you really like. Mabubusog ka sa free taste, mga besh! Haha.

Menu of a Restaurant in Taipa near Regency Art Hotel


For small restaurants, most of them do not have a menu in English but they have photos on the wall or they will give you a card of photos which I really do appreciate.

A Small Restaurant near Hou Kong Hotel

There are a lot of affordable restaurants in the City Area. Cotai Strip is more known for the buffet of the hotels and casino. So if you're really wanna go on a budget or you'll be staying here a bit longer, I suggest you book a hotel at the City Area and you'll find affordable restaurants there.


So here's a sample of our meal. At the City Area, you can have a meal at around 30 to 50MOP (190 to 315PHP). If you're not a heavy eater, I suggest you can just order one and share with a friend. Most of the restaurants have a big serving. That'll help you also cut your expenses.

Congee with Century Egg (Left), Toast/Smoked Salmon (Right)

We found a small restaurant that serves congee. We ordered just one because it is already big enough for two person (for a midnight snack). As far as I remember, it only costs 25MOP. Their seasoning are on the next level. It made the congee taste really good and the congee comes with century egg. It's my first time to try it! Haha. :) We also found a Western themed restaurant near Hou Kong Hotel. I ordered a meal for 42MOP (265PHP) and an Almond Oat Milk for 7MOP (44 PHP).

MACAO FOOD FESTIVAL


Macao Food Festival happens every year in the month of November. We didn't know that actually. We were browsing the internet, searching for the places we can visit when we saw an article that there will be a food festival. There are so many foods from different countries, even Philippines! :)


It opens at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. It is crowded actually but people just come and go. You can easily find a seat. We ate here for dinner twice. The food here is a bit expensive I think. Every day we spend like 150 to 200MOP per night, good for 3 pax. Though we ordered a lobster and seafoods! Haha. The food was really good though!

ACTIVITIES

Klook offers a lot of activities for Macau but we only availed the Afternoon Tea Time at the Macau Tower. I wanted to try the Golden Reel but it was closed already when we went there. Maybe next time!

The bus tour is okay if you only have a day to tour around and take a quick glimpse of the city. But if you will be staying here for two or more days, I recommend you to just commute and explore the places (go inside, take photos). I heard that the day tours are also pretty expensive.

For the Eiffel Tower at the Parisian, we did not avail the observation deck since we are already going to the Macau Tower. There's a park in front of it where you can take good photos.

I did not anticipate the walking here! Haha. So please always wear shoes for comfort and convinience. I don't really walk often but during our trip, we walked 10,000 steps to 20,000 steps per day (as my phone says. haha!).

ITINERARY

We really didn't have an itinerary when we went here. We just listed the places we want to visit but I made our itinerary just in case you need a sample. There are still some places that we didn't get to see though! Maybe next time :)

DAY 1

6:45PM Boarding Time
7:05PM Depart from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3
8:55PM Arrived at Macau International Airport
10:20PM Late Check-In at Regency Art Hotel (6MOP fare)
11:00PM Late Dinner (35MOP, one meal)

DAY 2

8:30AM Head to Cotai Strip (6MOP fare)
9:11AM Venetian Macau
10:20AM Parisian Macau
11:30AM Coloane, Macau (6MOP fare)
12:00NN Brunch at Coloane (30MOP)
12:30NN Travel Back to Hotel (6MOP)
2:30PM Check in at Hou Kong Hotel (6MOP fare)
3:45PM Afternoon Tea Time at 360 Cafe Macau Tower (1,000 PHP via Klook)
5:00PM Macau Tower Observation Deck (Included at Klook)
6:20PM Macao Food Festival (50MOP)
8:00PM Free Shuttle from Macao Tower to Studio City
8:09PM Back to Hotel (6MOP fare)
10:42PM Beer night (75MOP)

Day 3

10:00AM Breakfast at MS Blossom Cafe (50MOP)
11:00AM Senado Square (Free Entrance)
12:00NN Ruins of St. Paul (Free Entrance)
1:30PM Walk Back to Hotel
4:10PM To Panda Pavillion, Coloane (12MOP fare)
4:52PM Arrived at Panda Pavillion, Coloane (Closed)
5:36PM Travel to Food Festival (6MOP fare)
6:45PM Macao Food Festival (50MOP)
7:30PM Congee and stroll around (28MOP)
10:00PM Back to Hotel

Day 4

11:48AM Brunch + Check Out (35MOP)
12:35PM Senado Square (Free Entrance)
2:45PM Travel to Macau Fisherman's Wharf (6MOP fare)
3:49PM Macau Fisherman's Wharf (Free Entrance)
4:15PM Travel to Senado Square via Taxi (40MOP)
4:45PM Back to Hou Kong Hotel
5:00PM Travel to Macau International Airport (6MOP)
10:00PM Flight back to Manila

EXPENSES

Airfare: 2,489.15 PHP
PH Travel Tax: 1,620.00 PHP
Hotel for 4D/3N: 6,264.69 PHP
Macau Tower via Klook: 1,000PHP
Total: 9,725.76 PHP

The rates of the hotels and airfare also vary on the date and promo. Since we booked our flight in March, we booked and paid our hotel months in advance so we can still save for the trip in November.

Fare: 100MOP (630 PHP)
Meal: 400MOP (2,600 PHP)

This is just an estimate. I did not include other food and pasalubong. Also, we are used in eating twice a day so it will add up if you will eat three times a day or dine in a buffet. Nevertheless, 5,000PHP is enough for transportation and food (on a budget). The pasalubong is another issue. Mas magastos yung pasalubong, tbh! Haha. And wag masaydo magconvert, kasi mahal talaga sya compared sa Philippines kasi iba yung currency natin.

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I hope this post will help you on your trip to Macau. :)

I feel like this is the most beautiful mascara I've ever seen. Haha! Anywany, we will be reviewing the Dual Eyes Long & Curl Mascara and Eyelash Tonic from Lucir Beauty.
‘Tis the season of giving! Zen Zest & Scent Station Gift Sets are now in stores!


It was Acienda Designer Outlet's first anniversary last October 26, 2019 and #AciendaFest2019 was one of their treat for us! They are located at Silang, Cavite. Just a few minutes from Tagaytay.

Tagaytay may have lots of restaurants and cafes to try these days but not all of them are budget friendly, right? So I was so happy to discover Pig Republic located at Fora Mall.

Forastero Cafe opened last year but they now moved to a better and bigger space so they can serve and accommodate us better. They are still located at Silang Bayan (near P.S. Bank) which is just a few minutes from Tagaytay.

Game-changing insights, mind-boggling questions, and heart-wrenching realities in the restaurant industry were all tackled last August 19 at the Future of Food 2019. Attended by more than 1000 restaurant owners, industry leaders, restaurant operators, and senior marketing professionals, the Future of Food is dubbed as the biggest restaurant summit for restaurant owners in Metro Manila yet. Zomato Philippines, the leading food app in the country, organized the Future of Food with the country’s most prestigious companies, Arla Foods and Globe myBusiness, in partnership with, McCormick Philippines, Century Pacific Food Inc. - Food Service, and Avida Land.


Future of Food 2019 was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Philippines’ most luxurious Resort, Hotel & Casino - City of Dreams. The summit tackled topics on the Modern Consumer, Sustainability, Innovative Food Solutions, The Future of Marketing, and Goals in the Philippine Restaurant Industry. The event was a huge success due to its all-star keynote speakers and panelists. Some of the nation's most reputable key opinion leaders who shared their insights at the event were Chris Evans (Business Head, Zomato Philippines), Amor Maclang (Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer, GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc.), Leigh Reyes (President & Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Philippines), Pamela Pacete-Garcia (Executive Strategic Planning Director, Wunderman Thompson Philippines), Enzo Pinga (Chief Farmer, Earthbeat Farms), Melody Melo-Rijk (Project Manager of The Sustainable Diner Project World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines, WWF - Philippines), Jens Christian Krog Nielsen (Senior General Manager, Arla Foods Philippines), Johan Movido (Innovations Manager - Flavor Solutions, McCormick Philippines Inc.), Tenten Casasola (Innovations Manager - Culinary Team Manager, McCormick Philippines Inc.), Jason Cruz (Executive Strategy Director), Karen May Garcia (Head for Business - Technical Solutions Partner of Broadband and WIFI, Globe myBusiness), Eric Dee (President and Chief Operating Officer, Foodee Global Concepts), Sam Christopher Lim (Chief Marketing Officer, Francorp Philippines), and Donald Lim (Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines). Because of these outstanding speakers, the night ended with an immediate demand for the next conference! To read more about every session, check out @zomatoph’s IG highlights linking to the threads for each speaker. [https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18012978583241193/]

I found a restaurant that offers UNLIMITED BULALO here in Tagaytay and its affordable!

My family and I got to try Premier The Samgyupsal on their soft opening. I heard a few good feedbacks on their other branches so I was really excited to try them. A lot of samgyup places are opening here in Tagaytay and I'm not complaining. More choices! Hehe :)

It is my first time to try Cafe Amazon. I went to Primark Tagaytay to get my UMID ID at SSS Tagaytay (They just transferred there). I was supposed to head to Ayala Mall Serin to find a cafe with decent wifi. We had trouble with the wifi at home and I need to get this done. Only a few cafes and restaurants here in Tagaytay have wifi. It's sad. I know. Haha!

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