Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Garden City

Attended a friend's son's baptismal last Sunday. Was 30 minutes late for the ceremony hehe. Reception was at Ma. Lina's at Labangon.

alphonz isaac's baptism
Waiting for the lafang.

alphonz isaac's baptism
Waiting for the lafang part II.

They were my former officemates. They're no stranger to me but I've been gone long enough to feel a bit 'distant' from their office talks. :)

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{thrifted dress, belt from Robinson's, sandals from So! Fab and bag from SM}

The day before, we were at SM doing a bit of retail therapy when Ed accidentally stepped on my Primadonna ballet flats and detached right shoe sole. I was a bit disappointed because I felt it wasn't made at highest quality. Or probably it was just me? I didn't go ballistic though because a shoe accident in a mall meant buying a new pair haha. Therefore, this pair So! Fab floral sandals which were on sale. I'm still a happy panda.


It's the color of nature for today,
Roan

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spice Fusion

Warning: Grainy photos (taken using a low MP camphone haha)!

When the clock stroke midnight yesterday, I was already thinking of lunch. Blame it to almost daily helpings of Masterchef Australia and Hell's Kitchen. In the latest episode I watched on the former they cooked curry and then in their elimination challenge, the bottom two had to identify spices. I was fantasizing of curry and seafood the whole time.

Therefore, I had to make it happen as I don’t like depriving myself. I wanted Lemongrass as usual but since SM Cebu doesn’t have it, we went for Spice Fusion, a Southeast Asian food fusion restaurant. Okay I’m not an expert on food or anything but I am liking their food. The green curry wasn’t that outstanding though but it’s perfectly fine with me.

Spice Fusion
Choices

Spice Fusion
Mint green tea

Spice Fusion
Leek with egg and shrimp.

Spice Fusion
Pork in coconut milk

Spice Fusion
Green chicken curry

Ed hated the green tea but I loved it. We agreed that their leek dish is good (though I thought it was a bit salty, but I like salty food so...). We loved their pork in coconut milk because it was creammmyyy. And, the green curry was well, it was okay.

To celebrate my tummy's happiness, I bought a glitter-y gold nail polish at The Face Shop.

Let's make this Sunday and every Sunday a happy one!


Roan

Friday, June 24, 2011

This Puppy Could Change How I Am

Kal-el
Kal-el
Kal-el

Confession: I am not a pet person. I never imagined myself taking care of animals or living with them. I just didn't.

Story: Ed wanted a tattoo. Although I am not against tattoos per se, I don't like having one on him. We sort of had a deal about it last year but nothing really happened. Zoom to this year, he wanted a dog.

Sasha, my former housemate/boss's dog (yes, I lived with my boss before because we are Cebu relocators from Manila and we're a group...anyway...) got pregnant and Ed suddenly thought of having a pet. He had a pet dog before so he's no stranger to this thing. I of course was against it. I had some sort of "trauma" with Sasha too, she chewed my slippers, scratched and bruised me so I'm not particularly fond of her.

So anyway last month she gave birth to 8 puppies and the former housemate/boss had to give away (meaning, sold inexpensively haha) some because he's moving to another house and he just couldn't handle all of them alone. Then Ed had started to ask me "Tattoo or dog?". Even though I knew I'd hate seeing a tattoo inked on him, I opted for it. I don't know, probably I wasn't ready yet to take care of another being. Was I being selfish? I heard someone said when you like animals or have a pet, it tells you're a good person. Does that make me a bad person?

On one of our "negotiations", I even told Ed to just get a tattoo of a dog for chrissakes, which he found quite hilarious (he told that story to his co-managers who practically know me too well on my attitude towards pets apparently found it funny too). But I could see in his eyes he really wanted the dog so what could I do?

Yesterday he brought it home and we had to rush to a nearby mall to buy supplies and accessories. Most of the time I find myself thinking (more like worrying) of so many things - what to name, what to buy, how to deal, what to do, will I be able and capable, will I do a good job, am I ready (f'course not), etcetera etcetera.

Now: My heart breaks when he "cries" because he doesn't want being locked up. I like petting him and cuddling him and wish he'd stay a puppy for as long as he lives. I attempt to play with him. It's hard but I do it. I get emotional when I feel I'm not doing anything properly. I am, more or less, clueless about owning a dog and it saddens me because I'm feeling I'm not doing a good job. And that's just his first day with us!

There's so much I want to say but I don't think I am eloquent enough to say them all. I could go on but still end up saying "Please don't tell me I'm a bad person!", you know.

By the way, he's half-Pitbull and half-Akita(?) and named Kal-el. Ed loves Superman so...


New pet owner,
Roan

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

XOXO

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{thrifted shirt and cut-off shorts}

I dragged Ed at the movies last Wednesday because I feared that when Green Lantern gets shown the following day, Super 8 wouldn't be there anymore. Though he didn't quite show it, he was reluctant at first but good thing he enjoyed the movie. I wore pink and mint-green because I was feeling quite cheery.

In another story, I dealt with travel my entire 5 years and 10 months with my previous job but when it gets to planning my own vacation, I found it daunting and haggardful (not a proper word, I know) especially when I'm on a budget because I've still got some trips to do aside from it and you've got to budget wisely. Okay, that was a mouthful but what the hey. See, I am not best in wise and smart budgeting so these trips from July to September are just a challenge for me money-wise. It's more like "Would l I run out because I didn't properly foresee my expenses?" kind of worry.

Then two side trips came up which would definitely add injury to my already damaged wallet. But despite all these worries, I'm quite excited for these trips you know!


Wanderlusting,
Roan

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Japanese, Korean

Japanese food
Japanese food
Japanese food
Japanese food
Japanese food

These were taken last week when I decided I need to have my good ol' mobile phone replaced already. So of course for lunch, based on our date arrangement, Ed and I had to go Japanese because it's-Japanese-food-for-lunch day. While I was stuffing myself with breaded rolls and gyoza, Ed told me he likes watching me eat Japanese food because I look so happy. Eeep kinilig ako! Di lang ako nagpahalata! XD

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{thrifted graphic shirt and cut-off animal-printed jeans, Parisian shoes}

So I've been posting sporadically. I don't know. I just can't be bothered. I don't go out that much; I just do my usual routine - work, read, watch TV, sleep... and I'm not complaining at all. I am already halfway so I think that's a good sign.

Yesterday I was itching to buy some lip products which just came out of the blue. I tweeted about it and a former officemate suggested Etude House. Had she not mention it, I wouldn't have known it's already in Cebu! I know... things sometimes pass me I don't even notice.

So I actually didn't buy lipstick because I didn't find the orange I want so I settled with a balm and a gloss which I think have the same scent and flavor. Didn't even realize it until I got home. Bought a book and a nail color too. I was rather pleased with myself because I only spent less than a thousand on all of them. Probably I can also conclude that Skin Food is more expensive than The Face Shop and Etude House. Agree?

Alright! That's it for now. I'll get on checking Masterchef and Hell's Kitchen TV schedules...


Let's eat our vegetables,
Roan

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Date Arrangement

Before we headed to watch X-Men: First Class, Ed and I had lunch at Sunburst because it's for-this-date-it's-Sunburst-for-lunch day. We agreed to alternate Japanese food and Sunburst on our dates because I have to give him a chance. He likes his burgers, pizza and Sunburst chicken while I seem to have Asian food (Lemongrass, Japengo, Lemongrass, Teriyaki Boy...) on replay in my head.

So, last Saturday was Sunburst time and this is my Sunburst face...


...and this is my I-ate-too-much-rice-again face post-lunch:

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{thrifted shirt dress and Parisian shoes}

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Do you have where to eat out arrangements with your family, friends and special someones, too?


Stripey,
Roan

Friday, June 3, 2011

Slippers On

Cecile can Straten
Magic lollipops
cigarette lighter
Cecile van Straten of Chuvaness, Preview May 2011 issue - Magic lollipops - cigarette lighter (not mine)

Accompanied Ed to the doctor yesterday because he's been having whistling cough for days already. Got sermoned by the good doctor on his smoking, haha. Since I was on slippers (I refuse to call them flipflops), I took advantage of the long waiting time at the clinic by getting a pedicure at a salon next door. Then, I stuffed myself with pizza, mojos and oatmeal cookie a la mode at lunch.

{thrifted shirt and pants(?)}

My slippers look dirty and beaten, no? They weren't actually the ones I wore when I went out. And since I don't have great attention to detail, I didn't notice I was wearing my pambahay while taking these photos. When I did, I didn't care.


Hiyaaaaah!,
Roan