Fun

Cebu (Part 2): All Sorts of Water From The South

After the tiring early afternoon trek in Osmena Peak and seeing what the highest peak in Cebu can show, we are off to the first beach in Cebu, which is Moalboal.

I never really knew about Moalboal until I came here. Good thing that my friend Amor is actually from Cebu. Moalboal is located in the southwestern part of Cebu. Pristine white sands and rich underwater are the main selling points of this part of Cebu. Scuba diving, free diving and snorkeling are the activities to do in this part of Cebu.

Long Stretch

I’ll Trade Anything For This Moment

Since Moalboal is facing on the western part, this means great news – superb sunset. Yes, the sunset here is nice, divine, and breathtaking and all the adjectives I can think of. I always make it a point to see the sunset whenever I am on a vacation.

The Moalboal Sunset

The following day, we opted to go to one of the islands to see in the Moalboal area which is known as Pescador Island.  This part of Cebu boasts rich marine life that can match the best diving spots to all the places I’ve been to. I never tried scuba diving but by simple doing a free dive or snorkel, you can easily see the greatness needs to be seen just after you jumped off from the boat. I marked this as a must visit place to visit while in Cebu.

Memories Shared With Friends

Rich

Two Completely Different Worlds

I Love To Try Free Diving Soon

Are They Trying To Drown Me? πŸ˜‚βœŒοΈ

After a morning of sea salt, we headed straight to Kawasan Falls. Originally, I did not intend to join this part as you know, I rather be the passive type of traveler, but hey, thank goodness that I’ve given it a go. I never knew that I will have so much fun jumping from a 30-foot waterfall and hurt my butt off after. It was exhilarating yet fulfilling at the same time. We took so many pictures in Kawasan Falls but I honestly think GoPro is not my camera of choice. There are water splashes all over; pictures were out of focused so I guess this part of this vacation will hold dearly in my mind.

Floating

Kawasan Falls

Under The Veil

Damn, My Make-up’s Ruined! πŸ˜‚

Literally a Concrete Jungle

β€˜Til the next post & post!

Sober or Tipsy Coffee?

Growing up, I am not a fan of coffee. I like my drinks frothy and milky. So any day you would ask me: milktea? OR coffee? My automatic response would be milktea.

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Coffee!

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Wall Art

Later on, I developed a taste for coffee. Though if you’ll see me ordering one in a coffeeshop and ask the barista what I usually order, they always say, “That drink is too sweet!”. Like I said, I prefer my coffee frothy and milky plus a loads of sweet added- that is why Splenda is my coffee bestfriend. πŸ˜‰

Just a few days back, my college friends introduced me to “hole in a wall” coffeehouse which coincidentally located where our family used to live like 12 years ago. I never had the chance to revisit “my hometown” and it was really nostalgic to finally revisit the area. Too bad that we agreed to visit the coffeehouse a little late, I was not able to drop by or visit some of my childhood friends’ place.

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2nd Floor Coffeehouse

Tipsy Beans is coffeehouse that of course serves coffee with a little bit of twist. They have a whole line where coffee or drinks are mixed with liquor. Though the idea of mixing liquor with coffee is not a new thing for me as I tried it some years back. I have to say that their coffee really tastes nice and milky (just the way I like it). The place has an ambiance of privacy though you will never feel claustrophobic. The lights are not dimmed but still very homey and relaxing.

One of the reasons I like going to coffeehouses is to oogle to their interiors and designs. Countries like Japan and Korea have small coffeehouses that are well designed. I even watched somewhere that in Korea, those little coffeehouses can only accomodate 5 people the most at a time. Philippines, specifically Manila, is following that trend. Remember Subspace Coffeehouse? (You can read about Subspace by clicking HERE) Hopefully more and more coffeehouses like Subspace and Tipsy Beans will open soon. Anyways, I am eye-ing one coffeehouse in Manila and I am dying to visit the place for a year now but I don’t have the chance yet. Maybe next month or next week?

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Small Space But Comfortable

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Some Designs

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Coffee Grounds = Environment Friendly Fertilizer

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Literal: Liquor Over Coffee

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Agree

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Freedom Wall (Paper)

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What I Wrote

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What Jhen Wrote (Explain?) πŸ˜‰

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Korea Inspired?

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Blacks and Whites: Perfect Color Combination

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Wall Half-Full of Quotes and Ehlaine is Ready for the Camera

Of course food and drinks are part of the reasons to visit coffeehouses. What differs Tipsy Beans from others is their line of food and drinks with liquor like rhum, whiskey, vodka among others.

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Vodka + Rootbeer = Vootbeer Float

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Bacon Milkshake

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Irish Creme on Coffee Rocks

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Tipsy Frappucino

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Different Pastas and Sandwiches

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Spicy Tuna Pesto. Anthing with pesto is love!

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Tipsy Beans Menu

I will definitely be back in Tipsy Beans soon. Maybe I can ask my childhood friends to have coffee there and do some major catching-up the next time I visit the area. A little bit of info, I visited Tipsy Beans twice now.

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First Time on Tipsy Beans with Amor and Ehlaine

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What I Wore The First Visit (It was a very rainy night)

Tipsy Beans is located at 50 Domingo M. Guevarra Street (Formerly Libertad), Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City

‘Til the next pose and post!

Clap Your Hands As We Say “Nolza!”

Nolza! eh-eh Nolza! Nolza! eh-eh Nolza eh! This has been on repeat days before May 17, 2014. You wonder why? That day might be the biggest K-Pop day in the Philippines for this year. As one of the biggest and most populat K-Pop group held a concert as part of their world tour, here in Manila. No other than 2NE1 ~ Minzy, Bom, Dara and CL, are all present to showcase their talent to the Filipino Blackjacks.

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All Or Nothing: Prelude Video

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Pink Lights All Ready


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Selca Time with Sherwin Unnie Before Concert Starts

I almost lose hope that I will not be able to watch my favourite KPop group as 3 weeks prior to the concert day, tickets were all sold out. Well, I really gave up but my ever reliable Sherwin-“unnie” didn’t stop. He bought the tickets a little more or less 24 hours before the concert! The only problem since I gave up on attending 2NE1’s All or Nothing in Manila three weeks prior, is my outfit.

At the last minute, I came up with this ensemble.

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Let Them Haters Sit and Stare

The printed ‘fresh’ top is from “OXYGEN”. Just a year or two ago, Oxygen overhauled their approach to more British-European aesthetic. Very underground, street style that fits my own aesthetic. Every now and then, I make it a point to visit that shop. Asian fashion are big on street style. Take for instanve, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and of course Mani.a. The varsity jacket and leggings are both from “FOREVER21”. Instead of using the jacket as a jacket, I wrapped it around my waist as an accesory. The leggings are fashionable and comfortable at the same time. I am a big fan of blacks on whites or whites on black combination. Shoes are from “KICKERS” and two toned bag from “COTTON ON”.

I am so glad that we had the chance to see 2NE1 perform live. Yes, they sang all their songs live. The last KPop concert I went to, some of the artists didn’t perform live. That sets 2NE1 from the rest, they can sing live and they have their unique sense of style. No wonder their “New Evolution World Tour” was even hailed as one of the best concerts of 2012. The stage is on a different level. There are lights, fireworks, harness, elevating stage, moving stairs, you name it. Everything is a feast for the eyes and the ears.

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Gotta Be You Performance

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Lonely Performance

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Come Back Home Unplugged

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Ugly Performance

The Manila leg of AON was a little bit more special as 2NE1 celebrated their 5th anniversary since their debut performance in Inkigayo and it was even touted as Sandara Park’s homecoming. How nice to hear that Dara can still talk straight Filipino and she never even changed a bit. She’s still the crazy, funny girl we used to know.

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Happy Birthday 2NE1!

I have to give props to CL (She’s my favorite or “bias” as they term it in Korea) when she performed “The Baddest Female” and “Mental Breakdown”. She’s a total performer. She’s her own as no one can pull out that kind of energy, power in her peformances. She a really talented artist. As usual, Park Bom showed off her vocal prowess with high notes and Minzy danced like there is no tomorrow. All for members are exceptional. They really are the best KPop group, as this is my own opinion.

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Explosive Stage and Performances

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Naega Jeil Jal Naga

They opened the show with fist pumping, high energy performances of “Crush” which is my favourite track from their new album and their debut single “Fire”. I am so glad they all performed all my 2NE1 favourite songs like “Scream”, “Do You Love Me”, “I Love You”, “Lonely” and Naega Jeil Jal Naga or “I Am The Best”. I noticed that they weren’t able to perform 2013’s Kpop song of summer because of the reggae vibe, “Falling In Love”. These girls really set the world on firr with their performances. Hopefully, they’ll be back soon and they’ll release more songs, MVs and albums.

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The Tix!


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Before The Concert


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Giddy!

Can’t wait for the release of their new Japanese album later this month. I don’t know but I kind of like it better when a Korean artist releases a Japanese single. Like for example, I appreciate it better if SNSD or Girls’ Generation have a Japanese release. So weird right? Or is it because I can understand it better in Nihonggo? Hmmm…?

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New Japanese Album, Soon...

‘Til the next pose and post!

Exposure

Fridays. The best day of the week, excluding weekend of course. This is the day that signifies the end of another hectic work week. The day when you can stay out longer before heading home, and sometimes you dont even care what time you arrive home (either it is still Friday or if it is already a Saturday), because there’s no work tomorrow. It is the perfect time to expose everything and vent out for how hectic/ tiring/ dragging week that was.

Friday for me is always the icing on top of my red velvet cupcake. It is the perfect time to have dinner with friends, shop a little bit, stroll anywhere, have coffee or simply have a great conversation with friends (and dont forget: laugh all you want). Eventhough the entire week was a drag, I really wonder what’s with Friday that it still make me smile, laugh and simply enjoy it. I managed to still have enough energy saved for Friday.

As for this particular Friday, I had a nice dinner with my work friends on a pizza bistro near our office. As usual, some very interesting things have been exposed. I will not go through it here because some are too personal and doesnt even involve me at all. Though some are just so plain hilarious that I cant help but smile and grin up until this moment when I remember those funny things. After that very loud dinner, we moved to our favorite coffee house. We learned to play a new “shallow” game: we think of someone we know that resembles the person who happened to pass our table. We even had this very weird agreement that we will not go home until a stranger will walk-by who look like one of our co-worker. That’s quite a challenge since that particular officemate is so unique in her own way. After like laughing, talking and playing that game for almost 2 hours, we finally gave in and decided to go home instead. Well that was my Friday. Hope you enjoyed the start of the weekend as much as I did.

Here’s my tweet just like hours/ minutes ago.

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And I think that this would be the perfect time to be productive and work more on my blog. Since, I have some inspiration for my blog entries.

I will be working now on my next entry: Exposures: What I Wore.

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Lastly, I love Fridays because it makes me look back on my week and appreciate the week it was.

Just a thought: Do someone really watch “Nikita”? I am so random right? πŸ˜‰

Till the next pose & post!