I finally got an excuse to wear this hippy look when we went to Cambodia last month. This is the perfect survival outfit especially if you’re walking for almost 8 hrs under the solid heat of the sun.
WHAT I WORE?
Braided Head Band [Forever 21], Neon Orange Tank Top [Forever 21], Aztech Hot Pink Sandals [H&M], Sunglasses [H&M]
Since my memory is as bad as a granny, I’ll put all the recipes in this blog for future reference and for those people who are also interested. Most of the food I prepare can be cooked in less than 15 minutes. I just can’t take the heat in the kitchen so I want to finish everything as fast as I can.
(1) GRILLED CHICKEN W/ TOMATO & CORN ENSALADA
(1/4) Chicken Fillet
Salt & Pepper
How to: 1) Season your chicken fillet with salt & pepper and leave it for an hour. 2) Drizzle some olive oil in your pan & start to grill the chicken. It will take 3-5 minutes on each side. 3) While grilling, take another small pan and put on your butter. Saute your corn and add salt & pepper. 4) Prepare your tomatoes into small slices. 5) After your chicken is cooked & tender, cut it into long strips. Put on your tomato and corn ensalada and you’re DONE!
(2) BURGER STEAK W/ MUSHROOM SAUCE
(1/4) Ground Pork/ Giniling
Salt & Pepper
Chili Powder (optional)
Mushroom Sauce (Powder)
How to: 1) Mix your ground pork with salt & pepper, onions (chopped into small pieces), garlic and chili powder. I added this extra ingredient just to put a little bit of kick & spice to the flavor. Leave it for about 30 minutes just to let the pork absorb all the ingredients. 2) Shape the ground pork into round patties and start to grill it in a pan with hot cooking oil. 3) While cooking the burger patties, prepare your mushroom sauce by putting a little amount of water in the saucer. Heat it up and start to pour the sauce’s powder. Slowly dissolve it and gradually add on some water until it’s thick. 4) After your burgers are cooked, pour on the mushroom sauce and you’re DONE!
(3) PORK CHOPS W/ BUTTERED TALONG
(1/4) Pork chops
Salt & Pepper
Magic Sarap (optional)
How to: 1) Marinade your pork chops with soysauce and salt & pepper. It’s better if you will do this overnight so it will be more flavorful. But if you’re as lazy as me, just leave it for about 1-2 hours. 2) Start to grill your pork chops on a hot pan with olive oil. 3) While cooking, prepare your talong buy slicing it into small rectangular pieces. Put your butter on a hot pan and start to cook it side by side. 4) After your meat is juicy & tender, serve it along with your buttered talong and you’re DONE!
(4) BLACK PEPPER CHICKEN W/ MASHED POTATO
Salt & Pepper
How to: 1) Marinade overnight your chicken wings with salt & pepper. Alternatively, you can buy an instant marinated black pepper chicken in the market. This will make your life easier! 2) Start to grill your chicken on a hot pan w/ cooking oil until it’s roasted on both sides. 3) For the mashed potato, peel of the skin, boil it in a hot water and drizzle some salt. To check if the potatoes are already cooked, poke it using a fork so you can determine if it’s already soft. 4) Once cooked, drain all the water and put on some salt & butter. Start to mash using your potato masher or fork. 5) For the asparagus, just blanch it in a hot water for a few seconds and you’re all DONE!
Last weekend, we celebrated our 41 months of being together so we went out on our usual munchary date. Since we’re already in Somerset area, why not dine at Charlie Brown cafe? I’ve been eager to try out their food because their restaurant looks really cute with the Snoopy & Charlie brown designs all over the place.
This fellow here will greet you at the entrance. ツ
Cute ceiling with all the characters!
Jay ordered grilled chicken because he wants to eat rice and this was the only delightful option he can choose. What can I say? It’s the most tasteless dish ever! =))
On the other hand, I ordered my usual lasagna and mocha frappe. The drink was all right but the pasta dish was so dry. Grrr!
Jay’s kiwi strawberry smoothie is a thumbs up for me!
Our usual couple shot. I need to document everything for future reference loL! ♥
Since I didn’t enjoy the food, I must at least have a photo taken with Charlie Brown. We or more like Jay (‘coz he treated me) wasted SGD 50+ for the not so good dining experience. Oh well! シ
Last June, we went to KL to support our partners for the Standard Chartered Marathon. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the wicked haze from Indonesia. But since we already booked the flight and arranged our hotel, we just gave it a go.
It’s actually my second time to travel in this place. The first time I went with my partner and his cousins it’s just a one day trip. Anyway, we booked via Air Asia direct to KL. Upon arrival, we hired a cab and paid RM 100 to send us to Prescott Hotel where we booked for an overnight stay. It’s a decent hotel with a spacious room for the four of us. However, I don’t find the employees friendly and accommodating. Their WIFI also sucks!
DAY 1: PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS
The weather was too hot during that day so it was very exhausting and we’re sweating like crazy. Our hungry stomachs are already rumbling as well since we only had a light breakfast at the airport. We decided to eat our lunch on this nearby Malay resto so we can try their famous Ayam Bakar which is like a grilled chicken on layman’s term. I’ll give it 3 stars since I liked how the dish tasted like Aristocrat, one of my favorite restos in the Philippines! =)
After lunch, we slept in our hotel (just like a pig) for a few hours and woke up by 4 PM so we can carry on with our itinerary.
If you’re going to Kuala Lumpur, one place you shouldn’t miss to see is the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC). I’m pretty sure everyone already knows how famous this building is.
Me and my friends playing with the water fountain!
This is how Petronas looks like at night. Isn’t it beautiful? :)
Of course there should always be a couple shot! ❤ (grainy photo taken from my iPhone)
One of the beautiful ceilings inside the building.
After taking as much photos as we can, we went straight to Petaling Street or their so called “China Town” to eat our dinner. It was very crowded with all those kiosks selling fake branded items like Prada, Chanel, Rolex, etc..!
Finally, dinner time! This is one of the best sweet & sour pork I ever tasted! Thumbs up!
Chicken with cashew nuts!
From Petaling Street, we took a cab and paid RM 40 to go to Bukit Bintang to look for a cheap massage. It was a busy place with all the lights and sexy women offering spa & + + services (if you know what I mean).
Random guitar player.
After almost an hour of strolling around, we finally came across this Spa called Liang Xin. We paid RM 55 if I’m not mistaken for a 45 minutes full body massage. It was a nice place considering it was more economical compared to other cheap looking spas around the area. They served us free fruits and ice cream as well! Anything free is a super thumbs up for me! ツ
Here’s my bf enjoying his fruit juice after his relaxing massage. What a face!
Like a boss! I want to have this kind of couch in our future house!
DAY 2: BATU CAVES
From our hotel, we rode the MRT going to the Batu Caves. The station looked old so I thought that the train itself would be the same. But far from what I expected, it was the complete opposite. The transit train has very nice and modern interiors. I was too judgemental loL!
This big human monkey statue over here will welcome you in the entrance.
It was too hot again during that day so I have to buy some refreshments! I’m a Coconut Girl! =)
If you’re afraid of monkeys, then don’t go here. These bratty creatures are everywhere!
If you’re unfamiliar, Batu Caves is a holy shrine dedicated for Lord Murugan of the Hindus.
You need to climb up this stairs in order to enter the caves. I don’t know where we got our energy during that hot sunny day but yeah we managed to reach the top.
Here’s how the cave looks like inside.
We actually spent more time climbing up than staying inside to explore the caves. It was too exhausting so we just went down to take some more pictures.
Out of all the photos I took, this one has got to be my favorite. It’s a black & white shot of pigeons hanging out at the top of the roof.
Look how big there central train station is!
Here’s another random photo that I took with all the cool wall arts!
By this time, we’re already hungry as hell so we went to a mall near Cyberjaya to have our late lunch and came across Mr. Teppanyaki.
I ate chicken teriyaki which is my usual order of Japanese food! Delicioso! ☺
Our last stop is Cyberjaya mall where we usually have our coffee and Krispy Kreme. This had already became a tradition! ツ
I’m just glad that Malaysia is only a few tumbling away from Singapore. At least we can have a place to visit every time we get bored with the Lion City! =)
My First COACH! ツ (by Ainah Teodosio)
After several months of window shopping online, I finally purchased my first ever COACH bag! Teehee! This model is called Legacy Leather Duffle in color Cognac. There’s a lot of colors that Coach offers but this one really caught my eye. It’s very classy and versatile that it can match any clothes I wear. This bag is also spacious and it also has a lot of small compartments inside.
What I wore: Brown Aztech Dress [Bugis Street, Singapore], Coach Legacy Leather Duffle Bag [Coach], Moss Green Flats [H&M] & Gold Casio Vintage watch [ALBOE Fashion]
Four months had already passed since my last summer getaway! I don’t know whether I’m just too pre-occupied or too excited to share my Palawan experience hence it took me so long to blog about it loL!
Anyway, my friends booked earlier via PAL so I think we got a pretty cheap flight (can’t remember ^^). Thanks to our travel agent HADEFE TRAVEL & TOURS, we didn’t have to worry much about our itinerary ‘coz they already arranged everything for us. The package costs Php 4200 per pax which already includes airport pick up and land travel to El Nido. However, this excludes the Underground River tour in Puerto Princesa so the first timers added another Php 1200. Here’s our 4D3N itinerary package in case you’re interested.
We arrived at Puerto Princesa airport around 9 AM. Our tour guide said that the land travel to El Nido will be long and tiring and sure it is it took us six exhausting hours before we arrived at our destination.
But who cares about long travel if you’re with a group of loud and happy friends plus the fact that you’ll arrive seeing this kind of magnificent view.
DAY 1 - CHECK IN
Here’s what Hadefe cottage looks like. Scary thing about this place is the location is near the cemetary loL! We’re running our asses off everytime we pass by those holy graves haha! But it was really fun especially at night! Talk about perfect adventure?! Anyway, we occupied two rooms for the ten of us. It’s so simple yet very comfortable. One room has air conditioner, electric fan, two beds and one toilet. Just make sure to charge your phone ‘coz there will be NO ELECTRICITY from 6 AM- 2 PM!
Another group shot!
And since we’re so hungry, we didn’t have enough energy to walk farther. We passed through this nearby resto called Lonesome Carabao Lounge. Sure it is, this place is as boring as it’s name.
Quesadillas & mango shake for my hungry tummy! Keri na rin!
After eating, best thing to do is to rest on a hammock while enjoying the beautiful view.
Tugstugs time with friends! ^___^
DAY 2: ISLAND HOPPING
Good morning El Nido! :)
After brekky, it’s time for some island hopping baby! Here are my favorite couple friends. ❤
Group shot inside our bangka!
Swimming time with my college sisters!
Some cute photo bomber on the side. Yeah…that was the younger brother of my friend.
Lunch time after playing!
That’s me hiding from my sexy friend LOL!
Next destination.. Matinloc Shrine.
Some creepy abandoned building…
Second day is finished! We’re heading back to our humble cottages.
Waiting for the sunset…
Paradise on Earth..I will never forget this astonishing view. God is great!
DAY 3: MORE AMAZING ISLANDS!!
If I’m not mistaken, this should be the Big Lagoon. We’re not allowed to swim because the tour guide said the waters are quite deep. Imagine how scared we were when we sat at the edge of the boat just to have this photo taken. Well it’s all worth it..this shot was amazing!
my sexy friends :)
Powerpuff girls! Me and my pretty sisters! ❤
Snorkeling and fish feeding time!!
This photo needs no editing at all!
Jump shot before lunch!
Our seafood fiesta!!!
Last but definitely not the least, Snake Island. This is probably my most favorite place in the whole island hopping experience. It’s my first time to see a body of water that is divided by a long shore at the middle. It was fascinating!
Cute dogs swimming!
Here’s a photo of the Cathedral cave. Of course we didn’t dare to climb up the rocks! =))
DAY 4 - UNDERGROUND RIVER
Days went by so fast I didn’t realize it was already our last day in Palawan (cue emo music). We left El Nido early in the morning to travel back again to Puerto Princesa for our trip’s finale, the Underground River.
For people who might not know, this famous Underground River is included in the 7 Wonders of the world but I’m not really sure which ranking. All I can say is this place left me so SPEECHLESS. It was a bit creepy inside with all the bats flying and the 30ft deep river in your mind. But this experience is absolutely unforgettable. I will forever keep in mind how beautiful this God’s creation is.
All geared up!!!
Passage way to the Underground river..
One of the many stalactites inside the cave…
And now for the boring part…WILDLIFE tour!
Some scary gators at the back!!!
Next stop, Baker’s Hill! What a cheesy shot!!
Ms. Peacock Universe 2013!
Last jump shot before we leave!!
We don’t want to go home with empty stomachs so we had our dinner reserved in this resto called Ka Lui. Thumbs up for this great dining experience!
To the old & new friends, thank you for making my Palawan trip more fun and memorable! See you next adventure! ^___^