Hail all our teachers and informants they fight
It’s all about blue; no yellow in space for them
Aren’t they enough inspiration?
We’re fixated on the issues
Yet we’re still couch potatoes
In fact, we add up to these noises
We’re like popes enthroning the kings and queens
We don’t have everything and we crave for more
But we’re in the midst of two extremes
That’s what makes us more explosive
C’mon let’s make our bombs and not theirs explode
Maybe we’ll be the next to shed our tears
or worst turn into zombies with just a move
But isn’t it better than letting the divas eat our bread?
I have tried every Korean restaurant here in Davao City. I believe that they’re incomparable to the restaurants in Seoul, or maybe in the Southern and more remote areas in Korea where the natives claim the best and most authentic Korean dishes can be found. However, I now proclaim that I’m already loving the Korean dishes that the restaurants here in Davao serve.
We Filipinos love salty. Most of us are used to putting flavors or to be specific, monosodium glutamate (magic savor, ajinomoto) in our dishes. Albeit that fact, it’s amazing that Korean and Japanese restaurants actually sell here. Well then again, it’s because they actually differ from the authenticity of food being served in Japan or Korea. An acquaintance of mine who recently went to Japan told me that the food there is really far from what we have here. My Korean friend Yonghwa also told me that the kimchi being sold here sucked and people in her hometown Yeosu serves it best.
The Korean restaurants in Davao have their own things to offer and also cater to different audiences. If you can’t stand insipid food, then I suggest you go to the Korean restaurants in Victoria Plaza’s parking lot (Korean Town and Korean Barbecue) or Manna (they have branches in Lanang and C5 Roxas). If you’re in for more authenticity, I suggest you go to Kimchi restaurant (former Somang), fronting Victoria Plaza. Kimchi is actually the most visible among them. I heard that this is the most favorite restaurant of Koreans in Davao City because it’s more similar to what Seoul, Daejeon, or Yeosu offer.
More recent pictures from my latest visit to Kimchi. These I took with Instagram:
That’s it for now. I’ll post more Korean restaurants soon (where the best side dishes are and where the best customer service is). 2 notes
Papa, thank you so much for the surprise present!
This was so unexpected. My sister woke me up on a Saturday morning. I felt so tired (since I went hope at around 3am), but I suddenly felt the excitement when she brought this bag.
It contained 2 basic tees (purple and gray) from Uniqlo. It is said that the tees are made from a specially-made fabric with up to 90% UV protection, so it’s definitely worth its price~
I was especially surprised because my dad knew nothing about Uniqlo. He said he was in MOA and stumbled upon a store on the 2nd floor with the words written “from Tokyo to Manila”. He knew I was kind of a Japophile, so he proceeded. I love you papa!2 notes
Monica’s Closet is an all-around web shop that caters to every girly-girl’s needs. Well, it’s not like I’m girly, but sometimes I fall for all the kawaii stuff available in the market, especially if they’re for cheap and I dress up cute sometimes. Even though Monica’s closet offers a variety of goods, I was able to only get a few things since the clothes she offers aren’t my everyday style at all and the bottoms are quite small for my frame (I blame myself for being fat).
Here’s a rundown on what I have bought so far from Monica’s closet:
Her handmade accessories are to die for! I tell you, you can’t easily find these accessories in the market, and if you do, I think they’ll cost you a lot! This 4.5-inch ribbon only cost me P90.
All at P90, order yourself a bow or ribbon at any color and dimension you like. The black and white ones are bows and the pink one with blue polka dots in the middle is a ribbon.
This is me wearing the pink ribbon. This picture was taken at The Venetian Macau with the Moscow Juggling twins. I’ll post my summer trip to Macau and Hong Kong soon.
Another picture of me, but this time wearing my red detachable bow
which I think goes well with my shirt. Haha!
Here’s a dress that only cost me P200. I was actually enticed to buy it after browsing through my Popteen magazine! This dress is like a part Liz Lisa and other Japanese girly brands collection. The type of clothes that gyaru models like Kumicky and Mikipon wear.
There are a lot more items which are available at Monica’s Closet than what I have bought. I just checked out her collection again and there are new items available for cheap like tops, bottoms, bags, and more new accessories! It’s no doubt I’m going to send an order form again. Check out https://www.facebook.com/monicasclosetonline
Happy Birthday Takeru! You’re my first choice—as of today. ^^13 notes
Pedicab, Gaijin, Taken By Cars, DJ mon of TeamManila, and The Diegos will stop by Davao for their Excursion Tour this February 18, 2012, 7pm. It will be held at the new Davao indie music scene destination, Sa’Less Bar.
Tickets are now available for P250 each. You can contact me @ 09179777175 or 09228731278 for tickets. Let’s Party! See you there!
This look was inspired by Miko (played by Takimoto Miori) from the Japanese drama Ikemen Desu Ne. I’m actually posting more Miko-inspired get-up soon. Meanwhile, check this out.
Oxford shoes available upon request @ Beau Stuff Shop.7 notes
Today I’m introducing you to one of my most favorite online shops on Multiply: Surprises of out Boxes Bookstore! I found out about this shop through a person who added our shop (I usually check out their profiles and this particular person uploaded her collection).
The moment I checked out Surprises of out Boxes, I knew it was a gift from the universe. I got hyped up every time I found a book I’m interested in in each of the shop’s photo albums. I know a lot of us book-lovers really have a hard time having to save up or spend our entire allowance or salaries for the books we want. Now, I found this book haven that doesn’t just have almost all the books we want and need, but offers them at really low prices..
I first thought that pre-loved books were only for sale because of the cheap prices, but you can also get brand new books at lower rates than what are being sold in the market.They also have several discounted books. In fact, they almost always have a sale, with some of books you cannot even imagine being sold at P60 and below. Their worth is so much cheaper for their value. How cool is that?
Ten Soliman, the owner, has such great customer service. She’s very nice and she keeps you up to date. What I also love about her is that she accepts requests and keeps track of them. In fact, I requested for several books months before and thought that those requests were already taken for granted, but I was wrong. Miss Ten updated me right away after she was able to acquire those books I requested for.
Aside from that, she offers Free Shipping when all your ordered books reach P1200. You can also reserve the books you want and she will keep them in a virtual bookshelf or pile (there’s an album for that) where she keeps your reserved books before you checkout or reach P1200. I usually do this to be able to avail of the free shipping, except for those times that I needed to give some of the books as presents asap.
Here are the books that I bought (excluding those I gave as gifts):
These books by Vonnegut were in my top 10 wishlist for books. I finally got them without having to pay much on Ebay (I almost ordered one of them there).
I never really wanted to get “The Alchemist”, but since it was sold for just P170, it didn’t hurt. Plus, everyone says it’s a must-have.
I was supposed to give “Everyman” as a gift to my friend Kristian before he leaves for SG and stay there for good. However, he said he’ll just stay there for 3 weeks. I’ll just save it for him or for any guy friend who’ll leave the country for good. Hahar.
This is one book that I’ve been wanting to read since high school, but I couldn’t find any copy in the city until 2009. I was about to buy it in National Bookstore for P99 (the mass produced series by Penguin), but my BFF stopped me and said that he would just lend me his copy. Come 2010, he lost his copy, so I requested Miss Ten for this. I bought this for P180. Yes, the Penguin edition was almost 50% cheaper, but Miss Ten gave me the vintage (and quite rare) edition! This edition is a lot more reader-friendly, so it still has more value than the Penguin edition.
Another book I never intended to buy. I bought this all-in-one Ebay guide for just P250. Good deal, isn’t it? Not that I was just lured by the cheapness of the price, this is also really helpful for my business since I also operate on Ebay, so it is of great value to me.
These books are a must-have for every entrepreneur out there. I frequent the bookstores in the city, and books like these are some of the most expensive ones, but I got these three at really cheap prices (almost 95% less than what are being sold in the market).
After stumbling upon this book on the August batch upload of Miss Ten, I knew I had to get it. When I was in grade school and in early high school, I was very much into writing, but in 3rd year high school onwards, I just lost interest, inspiration, and changed my priorities that I never got to improve much in this area.
It was like a call from my subconscious that Miss Ten put this on sale. Weeks before I found this on her listing, my mama talked about how my late grandmother knew that it was my papa who she will marry. That topic really got into me that I started thinking more about it and realized that my mama also had hunches regarding who my true and most loyal friends were. She was right. That made me think that maybe mothers really have this special “feeling” power when it comes to what their children or husbands are up to.
This book made it much more interesting. We girls just really have to unleash it and this book tells us how.
After one of my friends introduced me to Andrew Matthews, I’ve been checking out self-help books. No matter how stubborn I was, self-help books really changed my mindset. I noticed that every time Miss Ten uploads new books every month, I’m always the first one to reserve self-help books.
To be honest I bought this book because it was on sale for P30. It is poorly-written (with all the grammatical errors and stuff), but I guess I learned a lot from it anyway.
This is my favorite! It felt like I bought it from National Bookstore or Fully-Booked. For P240, it’s as good as new. Plus, it opened me up to the infinite possibilities of creations via polymer clay.
I’ll review each of these books when I start to utilize at least 12% of my brain. Meanwhile, check out Surprises out of Boxes.
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Last time I saw my unni’s was like 2 months ago, so we headed to Abreeza mall to catch up with each other.
I wore this vintage top I asked from my grandmother (she used to wear it in the 60’s!) to get this Alexa Chung style (I soo love her)! Interested in the bag and shoes? You can get it here.
With Ces un-ni (I love her Kyary look! Too bad she wasn’t able to put on her lenses)! In this pic, I tried to puff my cheeks to find out if I’d look cute in it (my ichiban Yuya likes girls who do so). Hahar! But I guess I failed. Ж-D
Since we’re Japophiles, we headed to Teriyaki Boy for Katsudon and Yogato! ≧◠◡◠≦
My favorite Ichigo Yogato. It’s the first time I ate it with Strawberry Drops (they’re almost always unavailable, so I had to choose an alternative topping for it). I kinda’ wished that the strawberry drops wasn’t available though. I didn’t like it. ὺ.ύ
I wore this vintage top I asked from my grandmother (she used to wear it in the 60’s!) to get this Alexa Chung style (I soo love her)! Interested in the bag and shoes? You can get it here.106 notes