Friday, January 31, 2014

The Tipsy Pig

First of all I would like to thank my best friend Monica who introduced me to this awesome place and took the photos. After going to a bridal fair at MOA, we went to Capital Commons (near Kapitolyo) and had a late lunch at Tipsy Pig.

Address: Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
Tel. No. 570-4620
Open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Monday to Friday) and until 4 a.m. (Saturday to Sunday)
My favorite was the Belly Sisig Tacos (P280). It was really unique and surprisingly good. I was expecting to see the usual sisig (swimming in oil) but this one was creamy. I loved that it has some chopped pork belly which added crunch and it had sauce for more flavor. THE BEST!
We also ordered Flaming Wings (295), which was really spicy. I wasn't able to handle the 'hotness' but with the dip, it was a good combo.
My second favorite would be The Dirty Mexicana (360) which is perfect for sharing. I loved the tortilla chips (thin and crispy) and how soft the beef is. The cheese and sour cream on top just made it addicting. 

We also tried the Rigatoni Pasta with Spicy Shrimp (P260) which is a tomato-cream based pasta. If you're the type who likes their pasta plain and simple (like me), then this one is for you. You might like to share it with someone because you might find the sauce too rich in flavor and not be able to finish it.
To cap off our meal (and to tone down the spicyness), we ordered lemonade and red iced tea. (Can I just say I also love their mason jars?) =)
While Tipsy Pig is known for their signature drinks (their salted caramel beer got me curious), I must say they also have good food and nice ambiance. This place is packed 8pm onwards, especially during weekends. Good thing they are still open until wee hours of the morning (habol pa). I'll definitely be back and try their salmon steak and some cocktails.

Friday, January 3, 2014

What's In for 2014?

2013 wasn't the best year. I can't recall doing something exciting and memorable. I feel like I've bummed out the whole year and that is just sad. The good thing about a new year is a clean start and another chance to set things right.

Here are some links that you could find helpful if you're on the verge of doing your yearly resolutions:
1. New year resolutions for twentysomethings (Buzzfeed) and (thoughtcatalog)
2. The truth may hurt but could change you for the better (
3. Finding inspiration for the year ahead (
4. Ditch resolutions? (huffingtonpost)

(photo from Instagram/ Beautiful Minds FB Page)

I'm still creating my list and I am very hopeful that I would be able to accomplish a lot (if not all). Hello exercise and savings, we meet again!
Let's do this guys! May we all have an awesome year ahead =)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Simple Look for a Roaring 1920's Party

The theme for our 2013 Year-End Party was The Great Gatsby (Roaring 20's). Since I didn't want to spend a lot for a new costume, I just worked with the stuff I have in my closet and borrowed some items and bought a P20 headband to get the look.
With a plain black dress, I just used a lot of accessories to be a 'flapper girl'.

1. A fascinator (borrowed)
2. Chandelier earrings
3. Beaded Headband (bought at P20)
4. Gloves
5. Feather Boa (borrowed)
6. Long Pearl Necklace
7. Strappy Sandals


Too bad the curling iron didn't work on me. A red/ dark lipstick could also make you look more dramatic.
I know it looks really simple but I still fit in the 1920's right?
What's your Christmas party theme for this year? Let me know your plans for your costume =) 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nyx Powder Blush Mocha

Blush has been a vital part of my daily makeup routine, without it I would look sick and pale. So when my old cheek color ran out, I scanned the net for the next best affordable blush. I came across NYX which is a brand I trust for lippies and apparently they have good reviews for their blushes as well.
(During this time, the official NYX store at Megamall hasn't opened yet) I thought of buying it online but I wanted to try on the different shades as the color may appear different. Fortunately, I remembered that there was a certain store in Greenhills that sells authentic Nyx products - The Make Up Store.
I really had a hard time choosing the best shade. I even thought of buying my three favorites, but good thing it all came down to MOCHA. =) If I remember it correctly I got it for P320.00.


With its name, you're probably expecting a brownish tone but it's NOT. It's actually more of an old rose or warm pink which is perfect to get that slightly flushed look.

[With flash]

[With Natural Light]

What I love about it:
  • The most important thing is that it didn't cause any breakouts.
  • It's really pigmented. I only need a couple of strokes to get the right amount of color. (This means it will last longer.)
  • Very affordable
  • It's not glittery and it has a nice matte finish which is good for my oily skin.
  • Blends well.
  • Lasts 2-4 hours
  • Nice, simple and light packaging ( I hope it won't break easily though)
The only thing I hope it could improve on is it's staying power but over all, it's a great buy for me.
Check out their wide range of powder blush here.
Have you tried the other shades? Let me know what you think!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Prayer of Solidarity for Yolanda Victims

Sharing this prayer from today's anticipated mass at Sanctuario del Sto. Cristo Parish.

God our Father, in faith, we acknowledge your care for us.
In hope, we trust in your divine providence.
In love, we invoke your help and guidance during these difficult days.

Grant eternal peace to those who lost their lives.
Embrace the children who died in their innocence.
Console those who are grieving.

Encourage those who suffer the destruction of their homes
and properties as their rise from the ruins and rebuild their future.

Bless all those who extend a helping hand to those in need of
food, shelter and clothing, and provide an assuring presence
to those who are lost and confused.

Let the Holy Spirit renew our land and people.

Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Project Pie

I've always loved pizza but I have this bad habit of removing the toppings I don't like (pineapple, pepperoni etc) So when I heard about Project Pie is opening in Manila, I knew it must be for me.

My friends and I went there one Saturday morning around 11 am. Good thing there were still available seats.
I loved how this place was designed, from the quote-covered walls, to the hanging lamps and the simple yet modern interiors.
Design. Build. Eat - Project Pie allows you to pick from their set meals or start with a bare base then customize it to your own taste. 
This was the most time-consuming part - deciding what to get. Everything in the menu looked yummy. 
I decided to create my own pizza, using #4 as the set toppings (sliced tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, mozzarella, parmesan and garlic) with more cheese and more mushrooms (customize part). While you're picking your toppings, you could watch their staff create your meal thus assuring that it's super clean. I would also like to commend how friendly their staff was. They even suggested other toppings that would go well with my pizza.

I also ordered their traditional sweet China Mist tea which was totally different from the usual ones you get from restaurants. You could taste that it's really tea and not powdered. They have traditional sweet, sweet peachy green and freshly brewed unsweetened black tea. I'm not really into tea but I surprisingly liked it. I tried both the traditional and peachy one but I couldn't really say the difference. My bill was P 350.00

After a few minutes my name was called and my lunch was served hot and crisp, fresh from their oven.
This was my friend Kai's own mix.
and my friend Victor's.
By the entrance, they have a little photo booth and I told my friends we couldn't leave without a souvenir. You could immediately tag it to your twitter/IG account.

This was actually our first shot but I think the guy at the back wasn't too happy about it. =P
One order is just perfect for me. (Sorry Kai there was no more room to try the Nutella pizza) I'm glad to see that after finishing my meal, my plate/tray was empty and there were no topping leftovers.
Project Pie is located at 1555 Laurel Street cor. Shaw Boulevard Brgy. Wack Wack Mandaluyong Metro Manila (beside Lee Gardens)

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new" -Einstein
(one of my favorite quotes on the wall of Project Pie)

Shrek, Rattle and Roll

Our theme for this year's Halloween party is Shrek. Congrats to our team who won the 3rd place of our annual Halloween event =)

Our work area was turned to the 'Swamp' where Shrek lives.

Inside the workstations, you'll feel like you're inside the forest. You can even smell the dried leaves that were included in the props.

As you go along, you'll walk through the 'village' with a big fair where kids can enjoy some games and could win awesome treats: more candies and Shrek cupcakes =)

For the costumes, we opted to use masks so kids could easily recognize us (and to avoid the mess of face paints). Another good thing about wearing masks is you won't get tired of smiling during photo ops. However, the downside is you won't get to have a pic taken with your real face. =P 

This is me aka Princess Fiona (part ogre and part human) and my teammate Irving as Shrek.
For Shrek, we had to use a winter jacket and a pillow to make him bigger. Imagine how hot it was for him (sorry Irving). 

Then we were joined by the other cast: Ruru as Prince Charming, Jeremie as Puss in Boots, PD as Donkey & Iz as our princess guest.

Then it was time for the most important part of the party: TRICK OR TREAT!! (including photo ops with kids and kids at heart)

By the end of the tour, you'll reach the kingdom of Far Far Away.

Since I wasn't able to go around due to my 'mascot' duties, I just grabbed these pics from my teammates: Iells, Lloyd (our official photographer) and from Jenny (via FB). Overall, I have to say Shrek was a hard theme but we did our best to pull it off and most importantly, we had a lot of fun =)