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The Wallpaper Project: Day 12

Le independence day has yet again come upon my country(the Philippines). People greet or shout “Happy Independence Day“, but are we really free?

Day 12: Dr. Jose Rizal (our country’s national hero)

Free from what you ask?

Free to take pictures anywhere? Try taking your dslr inside the malls.

Free from the corruption that stinks in our government?

Free from the dreaded commutes due to the hellish transportation “system” of buses and jeeps?

Free to love someone with the same gender without getting bashed by peers or the church?

We must learn to COMPLAIN,you have a voice then USE IT. If we want the government and the church to listen. I’m not saying to go out and start a picket or a rally of sorts, no no no, you use and do what you can in your own way.

Write a poem, compose a song, draw a poster, design something to help make our country beautiful, then SHOW it to your friends, SHARE it with the world.

Its better to have hoped that you tried than to not have tried at all.

YOU(to my Filipino readers) be the judge of this, how do you react to Independence day, what would YOU do?


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of ramen and mochi

FInally, the long awaited post is here!

Me and my friend Ness went to The Collective, it was my first time to go there and I must say its more of a night crowd kind of place.

7274 Malugay St. San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati, Philippines
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Cafe Mezzanine

Cafe Mezzanine

a not-so-hidden hidden cafe on the 2nd floor of Chuan Kee Restaurant, if you can’t find it, don’t be like me and be all silent/prideful trying to find it yourself; ask around and surely almost everyone knows where it is.(well, not everyone)

650 Ongpin St. Cor. Yuchengco St., Binondo Manila, Binondo, Philippines
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Last day

My lovely BLOGWORTHY classmates.

Its was the 3rd and final day of the BLOGWORTHY workshop. Thanks so much to the wonderful Arriane Serafico of wanderrgirl.com for helping me really see that I can be this awesome , independent, and strong woman that I am.
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of flowers and tea

2 color. free wallpaper ❤

Of Flowers

Told ya I’d post about the flower stall. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to find the lady that owned it. So I took pictures of it instead.

I recommend this to anyone who is living or near the area, if you need flowers asap; they’re always there.

#Binondo #hiddengems #lovely

of Tea

“The Tea” (THAT really is the store’s name, i’m not kidding)

Mandarin Square along Ongpin St. Right next to Salazar bakeshop

This petite little tea place in the heart of Chinatown has been open since December 2011. Due to the unforgiving Manila heat, they have been doing well and have renovated into a bigger store.

Strawberry Pudding Green Tea Ice Cream ❤

le menu 

this Fruit Grass Jelly w/ nuts(yes, as awkward as it may seem, the dessert includes a little packet of peanuts) is your go to dessert when you want the mix of sweetness of red beans, watermelon, and mangoes + grass jelly + milk.

The place is a hit with the Chinese locals. The one behind the counter is a lovely Chinese girl who runs the store with her sister(and her brother I think? I’d have to get back to you on that one)

What makes them different?

  • The wide array of desserts aside from the choices of milk teas. Ice cream with fruits, Green Tea Icecream, Fruits in grass jelly and milk, etc. It actually took me 5 minutes just staring at the menu. PERFECT when you’re craving an iced cold dessert.
  • The newly added POST-IT wall. Good gods it was so pretty to look at with all the post-its; and almost all the posts are in Chinese! Don’t forget to write and say hi to the nice ladies when you drop by 🙂

 last but not least, let me introduce you to my eccentric friend, Gilbert Que.

“An Indian lover, a proud Chinese/Filipino-Chinese, an enthusiast of music, languages, and all things cultural.”

  Gilbert went to “The Tea” place with me this afternoon, and I must say, I always loved his company! He’s like a walking tour guide/culture addict. I even learned a bit of French and Korean from him from our past meetings. The caption says it all, need I say more? 🙂

he even gave me this bell keychain from Xiamen 🙂

i leave you with this song Strawberry Swing by Coldplay. I simply ADORE how they made the video, being an animator myself, I know how hard it is to make a stop motion video, and this is no exception to how great and hardworking Coldplay is in terms of making their videos.

Mama Oooh

a big thank you to the most hardworking Mom ever.

I can’t thank my mom enough for everything she has done for us. Even though that consists of random bursts of tiger mom rage more often then not.

The bouquet I bought her was simple and sweet.  AND it only cost P250(on a Mother’s day!) with the paper thingy and the ribbons and extra little flowers. What a bargain!

I will be posting another blog highlighting the little sidewalk stall where I bought these from don’t worry. Soon, very soon. As soon as I finish this post I will be off and I shall go back to that nice lady who runs the little flower stall on the corner of Condesa St. behind Shoppers Supermarket.

le Chinese edition!

AND the song for the day, for my mom, cuz she’s hip and awesome that way.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

chinese new year