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Daily Quickie: Sandwich Baon with Lady's Choice

11/07/2016 02:02:00 AM

Bringing my own proper baon to the office or when I'm on fieldwork is something a bit new to me. When I'm pressed for time in the morning, which I usually am, I'd just grab my water bottle and a packet of biscuits and that's my breakfast and morning > read more

Why Yoga Pants are the Best Piece of Clothing You Probably Own

10/18/2016 06:10:00 AM

Women and girls are wearing yoga pants everywhere you turn. You see them wearing these pants at the mall, at school, and, of course, at the gym and the yoga studio. But what makes yoga pants so popular, and why do both men and women love them so much > read more

Lutong Bahay: Chicken BBQ and Cabbage Slaw

09/30/2016 06:30:00 AM

A month ago, I shared with you a bit about my childhood baon. I also showed you my own version of a quick sandwich using Lady's Choice's Roast Beef Spread. Today though, I'm back with a more interesting sandwich recipe.But this time, I'm using the Ch > read more

Maybelline New York: My #MakeConfidenceHappen Story

09/28/2016 05:58:00 AM

It's no secret that every person has his or her own set of insecurities. Whether you're a woman, a man, or of other sexual orientation, there's bound to be fears and self-doubts that will haunt us. I guess, it's human nature.However, I've noticed tha > read more

S&R Members' Treat: My Shopping Wishlist

09/14/2016 05:08:00 AM

It's back! It's finally back!If you've been an S&R member for quite a while now, you'd know how exciting this news is! In just a few weeks, we'll get to enjoy BIG savings and discounts with S&R Members' Treat.From September 30 to October 2, 2016, S&R > read more

Get ready for BIG SAVINGS at S&R!!!

09/12/2016 03:36:00 AM

If you've been following this blog for quite a while now, you probably know how much I enjoy spending my time doing groceries and shopping for food and home-stuff. And just like many of my friends and acquaintances, I've been a member and a fan of on > read more

Lutong Bahay: Matcha Cheesecake by Chef Edward Mateo

09/11/2016 14:52:00 PM

Ahh... Matcha! Although I can't remember when I first had a taste of matcha, I can proudly say that I've been a fan of this Japanese green tea powder for quite a while now. Matcha latte, matcha ice cream, matcha panna cotta, or anything matcha in gen > read more

Huawei P9 Food Adventures: Gringo, Hello Kitty Cafe & More!

08/24/2016 07:43:00 AM

I love food. I love taking pictures. And I love taking pictures of food!If you've been a reader for quite a while, chances are, you've probably noticed how I always try my best to use either my Canon dslr or my Fujifilm mirrorless camera to take phot > read more

Daily Quickie: Lady's Choice Roast Beef & Chicken BBQ

08/11/2016 06:30:00 AM

Ahhh... I've been on a stricter diet the past few months, but I still make sure to indulge from time to time. And one of the things I like to enjoy on my cheat days would no doubt be carbs! From rice and pasta, to pastries and breads, carbohydrates d > read more

Lutong Bahay: Creamy Chicken Adobo

08/09/2016 10:00:00 AM

Chicken adobo is one of the most loved Filipino dishes of all time; a staple in every Filipino's dinner table. It's been one of my favorite home-cooked dishes growing up, and is definitely one that many people can consider a taste of home.Of course, > read more

How to Accessorize for a Night Out

08/05/2016 00:11:00 AM

When planning what to wear for a fun night out celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding with your friends, you need to go beyond the outfit to also focus on the accessories. After all, accessories are what can make or break, as well as comp > read more

#CreateWithCream: A Creamy Lunch Affair with Nestle

07/26/2016 09:33:00 AM

Back when I was still a beginner in the kitchen -- not that I think I'm a pro now, I'd always have a set of go-to recipes I can impress my family and friends with. Some involved mere frying, but my favorites were ones which are actually very easy to > read more

An afternoon with Kojie San at La Creperie Makati

07/06/2016 23:35:00 PM

While growing up (and growing old), I've become more accepting of all my features (and flaws). However, though I'm a firm believer of self-acceptance, I've always said it again and again that it sure doesn't hurt to strive for self-improvement if it' > read more

Robinsons Place Manila: Fashion & Food at The Grand Manila Sale

06/29/2016 11:35:00 AM

In celebration of the 445th founding anniversary of the City of Manila, Robinsons Place Manila will be holding a 2-week long celebration through The Grand Manila Sale! From June 24 to July 3, 2016, shoppers can enjoy exclusive promos and exciting dea > read more

Ippudo: The New Hakata-Style Nikusoba

06/29/2016 11:35:00 AM

If you've been following me on Instagram, you would've known that I'm trying to eat cleaner and healthier these past month or so. But of course, being a foodie first (before a health buff-wannabe), I'm still up for cheat meals every now and then. An > read more

Mr. Pizza: My first taste of Korea's #1 pizza chain

06/28/2016 11:35:00 AM

When it comes to pizza, my top of mind choice would usually be Italian or American concepts, although to be completely honest, I'm not that into pizzas anymore. Still, when I first heard about Mr. Pizza, I was intrigued. What kind of pizza does this > read more

Tamarind: Going Thai at SM The Block Food Circuit

06/28/2016 04:37:00 AM

Over the past few months, I don't feel too bad being a northie anymore. Shopping and weekend date sessions at SM North EDSA don't seem too uninspiring no more. And these are all thanks to the new Food Circuit at SM The Block.When I get asked where I > read more

The Food Circuit: Northearn Eats & Treats at SM The Block

06/25/2016 02:13:00 AM

As a northie, I don't really have many choices for dates and shopping sessions. While I like going out and about, there's a sense of security to just staying somewhere near my place. And while SM North EDSA isn't exactly located within my city, it's > read more

Why Reception Food Is Ideal for a Summer Wedding

05/23/2016 01:08:00 AM

Traditionally, June is the month of weddings because the weather has turned warm and sunny, but not too hot that everyone swelters in their formal attire. However, as the weather is a bit warmer, you don’t want to have a huge sit-down affair for yo > read more

Casa Italia Cafe: Italian Comfort Food & Gelato at SM The Block

05/16/2016 16:37:00 PM

Being a northie, it's no surprise that SM North EDSA and TriNoma have already become my second home. Throughout the years though, I've gone a little bored with the restaurants and shops housed in these malls. Blame my monthly, sometimes even weekly, > read more

Get to know Kojie San's new IT girl!

05/15/2016 23:00:00 PM

When it comes to physical beauty, I've always been a firm believer of both loving one's self and also striving for self-improvement. Of course, there are things about our appearance that we can't do anything about and just have to love and accept who > read more

Isla Una: Filipino Island Favorites at City Golf Pasig

04/29/2016 06:16:00 AM

As much as I enjoy Filipino cuisine, I normally don't choose to eat at Filipino restaurants. I guess it stemmed from the fact that my mom makes mean Filipino dishes at home. Another is how I've trained my mind to work for many years now -- that there > read more

Another #loveSnR experience this April!

04/26/2016 17:00:00 PM

About two years ago, I somehow transitioned into being more adult-like. From a mere free-loading daughter, I'm now a more responsible still-free-loading daughter, who's in charge of budgeting, bills payments, and pantry and supplies shopping and inve > read more

Lutong Bahay: Oriental Journey Master Class with Kikkoman

04/26/2016 01:00:00 AM

Have you been a reader here at The Purple Doll for a while now? 'Cause if you do, chances are, you'd probably already know of my deep love for Japanese cuisine. From dining at traditional Japanese restaurants, to going on modern Japanese and fusion g > read more

M&M’S® Elections 2016: Vote for your Candydate!

04/18/2016 01:54:00 AM

This year's Presidential Election 2016 is heating up. On my social media feeds, in real-life social gatherings, and even at home and at work, there's no shortage of debates and at times, even heated arguments, about the upcoming election. But today, > read more

Kojie San: Ready to #BringYourSkinToLight?

04/14/2016 19:14:00 PM

It's summer! And with the seemingly unbearable heat, it follows that maintaining, or even achieving fair skin, is harder than usual. And while slathering on SPF every few hours can greatly help, one famous skin-whitening brand in the Philippines is h > read more

Headquarters Cafe & Games: Fun, Snacks and Coffee at Katipunan

03/16/2016 14:48:00 PM

If you've been a reader for quite a while now, you'd probably know how much of a cafe junkie I am -- from chilling at coffee houses by myself, to going on regular coffee dates with the special someone or with friends, and even just hunting for the ne > read more

Starbucks PH: Macchiato Madness, Easter Eggs, Sirens and more!

03/07/2016 08:20:00 AM

Just over a month after the new year started, there are already a few sweet treats brewing over at one of my favorite coffee shops. And if the blog title hasn't given it away yet, it involves totally different, mostly unrelated, but things a lot of p > read more

5 Fantastic Tips for Taking a UK Road Trip

03/06/2016 10:42:00 AM

The UK has some extraordinarily beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, and lots of great attractions. Exploring the UK via car is the best way to see as much as possible in the time available to you. You could see a few of the best bits in a weekend, > read more

SeriousTalks: How a Drug Addiction Affects Your Health

03/02/2016 13:27:00 PM

Drug abuse and addiction can lead to a number of both short and long term health problems. There are a number of reasons why people begin to take drugs. In some cases, people experiment with drugs simply to see what the drug high is like, whilst othe > read more

It's the month of hearts with #loveSnR!

02/20/2016 03:02:00 AM

Oh February... The month people either love or hate. And while I have my own sentiments about the second month of every year, I'm a firm believer that love should go around whether one is single, taken, or in a complicated relationship. Chocolates, f > read more

Giveaway: Busy days deserve #LUXNights!

02/03/2016 08:35:00 AM

Back in the day, I'd usually dream of growing up and being an adult. I wanted to break away from all the restrictions. I wanted to sleep as late as I could, go out whenever I want to, and earn my own money so I can buy whatever I want. Fast forward t > read more

Start the New Year with #loveSnR Healthy Breakfast Offerings

01/30/2016 09:00:00 AM

The new year is the perfect time for a new start. And for many of us, another chance at starting to eat better and live a little healthier. I myself am no stranger to this. If you've been following me on Instagram for a while now, you'd probably know > read more

Lutong Bahay: US Potato Recipes with Chef Sandy Daza

01/11/2016 03:44:00 AM

Before the year 2015 ended, I was fortunate to have been invited to the US Potato Safari 3 held in Davao City, by the US Potato Board (USPB). It was 3 days filled with insightful information and appetite whetting goodness, where the star are frozen U > read more

Starbucks PH: New Year Offerings this 2016

01/06/2016 22:17:00 PM

Being the "auntie" that I am, I've always preferred coffee shops and cafes, than clubs and bars. And while I've always taken pride in hunting for new cafes to chill at, I can't deny that the established has a charm that have always worked. And yup, e > read more

New Year Giveaway: CBTL Giving Journal 2016

01/05/2016 23:32:00 PM

It's 2016! Another year has passed yet again. And I do hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday celebration. For me, it's going back to basic -- just a simple dinner with the small family, got together with friends, and enjoyed heaps of "me" time > read more

Lutong Bahay: Beef & Kimchi Burrito + Rice Bowl

12/15/2015 02:35:00 AM

If there's one food item I'd have a hard time living without, it would definitely be rice! While I've been trying my best not to go overboard with rice, there's no denying that it's the main fuel for my everyday activities. For breakfast, for lunch, > read more

5 Things to Love About ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0

12/06/2015 13:48:00 PM

As a food and lifestyle blogger, I don't just love eating out, cooking and trying out products, but also enjoy the process of taking photos and sharing them online. And ever since I've started this blog, I've always had my ol' trusty Canon DSLR to th > read more

7 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Girl Friends

12/04/2015 09:20:00 AM

Grand Christmas trees, holiday décor, Christmas songs, intercity traffic and mall-wide sales... 'Tis only a few of the things that make Christmas in the Philippines feel more real than ever! And while the -ber months may have started the build up, i > read more

5 Reasons to #LevelUpYourRice with Doña Maria

11/29/2015 09:58:00 AM

Being a foodie, my tummy and my palate have always been out and about exploring good food. When I taste something amazing, I'd dream about it for days. And when I taste something as awesome but for half the price, I'd crave for it for weeks! However, > read more

Lip Pure: Lips #onfleek with new all-natural lipbalm

11/25/2015 18:17:00 PM

Ahh~ The -ber months! To some, it's the perfect time to sport pullover sweaters and boots. To others, 'tis the season for darker, bolder makeup looks. But to a good number of us, this is also the dreaded months of dry, flaky and chapped lips. Just un > read more

It's smells like Christmas with #loveS&R!

11/24/2015 02:10:00 AM

Filipino Christmas starts early. And although I already felt the holiday vibe with all the happy Christmas décor and cheery Christmas songs playing in malls since the beginning of the -ber months, it wasn't until this November that everything felt m > read more

OOTD: A Touch of Pink

11/13/2015 03:59:00 AM

Only forty two days left before Christmas! Time has flown by so fast, even though a lot of things happened lately. Anyhow, I know it's been forever since my last OOTD post, but let me preface this first. These outfit photos had been taken quite a whi > read more

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati: A Home in the City

10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM

Ahh.. Makati. The city I usually stay away from on weekday mornings, late afternoons, and evenings. Although this city has a lot to offer, I sadly haven't found myself spending a lot of time in here because of the scary rush hour scenarios I encounte > read more

Help Battle Malnutrition with Knorr's Lutong Nanay Food Fair

10/22/2015 05:02:00 AM

Although I like eating out and trying various dishes from different restaurants, I'd have to admit that home-cooked meals still have that distinct charm and warmth that make me yearn for them from time to time. And how couldn't I? My mom makes a mean > read more

Cedar Salon: Going blonder with Schwarzkopf Professional

10/21/2015 10:13:00 AM

When it comes to hair, some might call me a late bloomer as it wasn't until college that I started experimenting with color and hairstyles. However, although I jumped on the bandwagon a little late, I guess I've made up for the lost time since I've n > read more

Get ready for Halloween with #loveSnR!

10/16/2015 07:46:00 AM

Back when I was a kid, one "holiday" I've always been interested in is Halloween. But being the typical Chinese-Filipino family that we are, we don't actually celebrate Halloween or make a fuss out of it. So a little over 10 years later, here I am, e > read more

My #loveSnR September Wishlist

09/28/2015 07:33:00 AM

Oh -ber months... Although Christmas itself is still 3 months away, September already felt like a legit beginning to the Christmas season. However, I personally feel like it's not just the cheery vibe, the traffic, and the Christmas songs played in p > read more

Rosanjin Japanese Restaurant: An Intro to Kaminabe & Tobanyaki

09/26/2015 08:23:00 AM

Although I've always been out with my love for Japanese cuisine, there are still a lot I've yet to learn. And I'm sure glad I got to experience a new type of Japanese food a few weeks ago, all thanks to Rosanjin Japanese Restaurant.Located at SM Mega > read more

Cheenee & Cookie Salon: Nail Pampering at BGC

09/24/2015 12:38:00 PM

Call me a late bloomer, but it wasn't until I was almost done with college that I learned to take good care of my hands and nails. Yup, it took me a full 20 years to realize that nail pampering is actually enjoyable! However, although I've grown to s > read more

Kumori Japanese Bakery: Toyohashi Pudding in 3 Yummy Flavors

09/21/2015 13:45:00 PM

Japanese breads and pastries have always been a weakness of mine, despite my futile attempts to cut back on carbs. And though I don't want to point any fingers, Kumori Japanese Bakery is more or less one of the reasons. Haha! After attacking my weak > read more

Made To Enjoy Singing: Taiwan Excellence's online singing contest

09/17/2015 08:43:00 AM

Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy making music videos? Do you want to win exciting prizes?If you answered yes, yes and YES, then this contest is for you!Organized by Taiwan Excellence, the Made to Enjoy Singing Contest will not only be your avenue to > read more

My Sale Finds at Robinsons Red Hot Sale 2015

08/21/2015 10:33:00 AM

August may have brought us cold winds and rain showers, but with Robinsons Malls' month-long Red Hot Sale, I'm pretty sure you're bound to fight off the bed weather to get the most out of this amazing sale season!Most of Robinsons Malls in and out of > read more

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet Review + Giveaway

07/30/2015 04:18:00 AM

As frugal as I try to be, I can't deny my belief that "a girl can never have too many lipsticks." Granted, I only have a pair of lips. BUT, who wouldn't wind up being a lipstick hoarder with all these beautiful shades of pinks, reds, mauves and more, > read more

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion Review

07/26/2015 02:22:00 AM

For a while now, I've been an advocate of loving one's self. If you're stick thin, or more on the plump side, as long as you're physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, then I'm all for acceptance and self-love. And whether you rock a paler comp > read more

Mrs. Fields Cafe: Perfect Pair Meals in SM Makati + Giveaway

07/23/2015 20:49:00 PM

If you love cookies and sweet baked treats, then you're probably very familiar with Mrs. Fields. You might've even downed a couple of their cookies, brownies or cookie cakes already, as this market leader among fresh-baked cookie stores has been chur > read more

Blog O’ Speak: The 1st Manila Blog Convention

07/17/2015 22:21:00 PM

Back when I started blogging, as a high school kid, I only saw this medium as an online and more public version of a journal. I'd share what I ate, how my day at school went, what tunes I'm currently listening to, and all those mundane things nobody > read more

Flavours by Chef Fham: Good Ol' Comfort Food in Tomas Morato

05/24/2015 14:05:00 PM

While I've always found myself in Tomas Morato, I know for a fact that there are more foodie gems in the area I've yet to discover. That's why when Joy, a fellow blogger, mentioned there's a restaurant in front of Il Terrazzo that goes by the name of > read more

OOTD: Fall in Summer

05/19/2015 04:53:00 AM

Summer in the Philippines is about to end. And before the rainy season takes over, let me just share with you another one of my summer-appropriate outfits. But this time, inspired by colors typically worn in fall.Truth be told, I've always been fasci > read more

Thaipan: A Taste of Authentic Thai in Quezon City

05/18/2015 01:28:00 AM

For a while now, I've been missing the spicy and colorful flavors of Thai cuisine, no thanks to the boyfriend's lack of enthusiasm towards Thai food. However, it was very timely when Joy, a fellow blogger, invited me to Thaipan Restaurant for lunch. > read more

Tim Ho Wan: Hong Kong's Dim-Sum Specialists in SM North EDSA

05/17/2015 07:17:00 AM

If you love dim sum, then you've probably heard of Tim Ho Wan from Hong Kong -- the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world! And by now, you probably already know that this dim sum specialist has already reached Metro Manila since last year > read more

Win an Exquisite Dinner Date For 2 at Nobu Hotel Manila!

05/13/2015 05:33:00 AM

Hey guys! Today, let me share with you a very exciting giveaway contest from one of the hotel restaurants I've always been meaning to try for myself. If you didn't know yet, it's the celebrity-inspired modern Japanese Nobu Hotel Manila at the Philipp > read more

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Instant Doll Lash Mascara Review

05/06/2015 05:31:00 AM

Call me a late bloomer, but I really haven't paid much attention to my lashes until recently. I guess you could blame it on my short, thin and stick-straight lashes that just won't curl up even when I put so much effort into beautifying them. Last ye > read more

Crystal Lotus: Signature Disney Dim Sum at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

05/04/2015 16:26:00 PM

Before the month of March ended, my little sister, my boyfriend and I went to Hong Kong for the first time. Of course, we didn't miss Hong Kong Disneyland in our itinerary. But more than the attractions at the famous theme park, one other thing that > read more

Le Petit Soufflé: New French-Japanese Bistro in Century City Mall

05/03/2015 16:25:00 PM

If you've been a reader for quite a while, you'd probably already know of my undying love for Japanese cuisine. Whether it be traditional Japanese, modern Japanese, or Japanese-Western fusion, I'm all up for it! So today, let me share with you my exp > read more

Maybelline White SuperFresh Review + Giveaway!

04/30/2015 03:50:00 AM

Ahh, summer! The season of sun, sand, sea, and sweat. And if you like prettifying yourself like I do, then I'm sure you know how summer can be a problematic season for wearing makeup.With the scorching summer heat and higher humidity, I find myself l > read more

Osaka Ohsho: All New Teppanyaki Festival

04/26/2015 12:53:00 PM

Have you been to Osaka Ohsho in SM Megamall lately? While I've dined many times in this renowned gyoza specialist from Japan, it's only recently that I found out about their latest offering -- the All New Teppanyaki Festival.Teppanyaki, which literal > read more

Tokyo Bubble Tea: A Taste of Japan's Sakura Season

04/21/2015 15:59:00 PM

Having an undying love for many things Japanese -- food, language, music, pop culture and more, it breaks my heart a little to scroll through my Facebook and Instagram feeds this time of the year. You see, March until May marks Japan's age-old tradit > read more

OOTD: Denim Day Out

02/25/2015 02:37:00 AM

Psst! Let me share with you a secret... Although I've been most comfortable wearing bottoms that cover my legs, it's actually been six years since the last time I wore denim jeans! Yup, you read that right! I've always loved jeans, but I was one of t > read more

Where to Eat at Resorts World Manila this Valentine's Day

02/12/2015 16:39:00 PM

Oh, hearts day... 'Tis the time I dread. If you're the one in charge of planning the Valentine's date, which I usually am, then you've probably experienced squeezing your brain just to find the perfect venue for that romantic day or night out with yo > read more

OOTD: Crop, Harem and Graffiti

02/11/2015 12:06:00 PM

If there's one thing I'm still not getting a hang of when it comes to posting OOTDs, it's the title-giving. Haha! So please forgive me if this post's title doesn't make much sense, or if it's too literal and uninspiring. But at the moment, it's alrea > read more

UCC Clockwork: My Kind of Cafe in Blue Bay Walk

02/10/2015 13:12:00 PM

Whenever I want to hang out, catch up with friends, or just have a good time, I go straight to coffee shops and cafes. You could say that coffee shops and cafes to me, are like bars and clubs for others. And I'm so glad that my boyfriend shares the s > read more

Va Bene Pasta Deli: Authentic Italian Now at Bonifacio Global City

02/02/2015 03:40:00 AM

If last December was the month that I craved for sushi, the recently-concluded January on the other hand, is when I gave in to all things pasta. Apart from cooking my own pasta dishes at home, I still had the appetite to order pasta whenever the boyf > read more

OOTD: Almost a Woman

01/23/2015 07:34:00 AM

Sharing OOTDs has been fun for me. However, I feel like I'm always caught wearing cutesy, girly, dolly outfits. So I thought, why not change it up a bit? I've been wanting to experiment with my personal style, so I hope this post channels it... Even > read more

NIU by Vikings: Luxury Eat-All-You-Can Buffet in SM Aura Premier

01/21/2015 03:03:00 AM

If you've been a reader for a while now, you might already know of my family's love for Vikings Luxury Buffet. We've spent countless occasions pigging out at this eat-all-you-can destination, and have come to consider it an extension of the house's k > read more

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique Review + Mini-Giveaway!

01/15/2015 10:24:00 AM

How does it feel to not have to touch up your makeup through the day? Really, I don't know. Ever since I first started to put on makeup, there wasn't a single time when I didn't need a retouch at all. I've always had oily-combination skin, as far as > read more

Malabon Tricycle Tours: Rediscovering My Hometown

01/13/2015 12:49:00 PM

Rediscovering my hometown is something I haven't thought of doing, until now. And I'm really happy that I got a go at it. You see, I've lived over 20 years of my life in the city of Malabon. However, I haven't actually explored it much. So last month > read more

OOTD: Cotton Candy and Florals

01/09/2015 04:57:00 AM

Thank you so much for the warm welcome ya'll showed to my first ever OOTD post! (?????) I've actually been quite anxious how fashion blogging would fit me and the blog. You know, this being a food and lifestyle blog, generally... But because > read more

Mona Lisa Ristorante: Healthy Italian Dining at SM Aura

01/07/2015 14:25:00 PM

If you've been a long-time reader, you'd already know of my undying love for Japanese food. However, unbeknownst to many, Italian cuisine is also one of my comfort foods. Pasta, pizza, panizza, gelato -- name it, I probably love it! So a few weeks ag > read more

Make Me Blush: Nail Spa and Beauty Lounge in Quezon City

01/07/2015 09:25:00 AM

Last year was quite a trying time for me. Apart from feeling aesthetically lacking, I wasn't fully functional. There were things I, my hands specifically, can't do because of a bad case of hand eczema. I couldn't help with house chores, wash my cloth > read more

OOTD: The Orange Girl

01/05/2015 03:06:00 AM

A few days ago, I mentioned that I'll be trying my hands on fashion blogging. And ta-da! Here's my first attempt at posting an OOTD. You be the judge if I win, or fail at it. Haha!I have a fascination with the color orange. My boyfriend and little si > read more

Locavore Kitchen & Drinks: Filipino Food with a Twist at Kapitolyo

01/04/2015 12:21:00 PM

Apart from the heavy traffic, another thing I don't like about the holiday season is the inevitable weight gain. Just for December alone, I think my waistline have already gained an additional inch or two. Or maybe three. But, I can't deny that at th > read more

Blog Upgrade: Out with the Old, In with the New

01/01/2015 14:16:00 PM

Happy happy 2015 everyone! Hope you had a merry and safe holiday celebration! ?In other news... I'm not sure if you've already noticed, but my blog has been revamped! Yay! After about a week of sleepless nights tweaking and testing this new blog de > read more

Grace Park: Farm-to-Table Goodness at One Rockwell

12/22/2014 16:04:00 PM

The holidays is the merry time most of us stray from our diets. And if you add good food with great company, then all hell breaks loose on one's waistline. I think this is exactly what happened during our pre-Christmas double date with Berylle and D > read more

10 Reasons To Love the New Sky Tower at Solaire

12/18/2014 15:28:00 PM

A destination for the ultimate urban dweller, Solaire Resort and Casino in the Entertainment City on Aseana Avenue, Parañaque has already been synonymous to luxury ever since it opened its first phase March of last year. However, just a month ago, i > read more

Made in Candy: I got to make candy at SM Megamall!

12/13/2014 11:21:00 AM

Have you seen this candy shop in SM Megamall? Unlike most candy stores which sport a colorful, toy shop-like feel, Made in Candy which originated in Singapore, flaunts a more sophisticated, mature and edgy vibe with its sleek store front. Actually, i > read more

Harina Artisan Bakery Café: All-Day Goodness at White Plains

12/11/2014 01:40:00 AM

Not sure if you already know. But despite my smaller frame, I'm actually a lover of all things carbs. Rice, pasta, breads -- name the carb, I probably love it! So when I had the chance to visit a homey bakery cafe along Katipunan in White Plains, Que > read more

The Beehive Pastries: Sweet Holiday Treats and Goodies

12/10/2014 09:03:00 AM

The holidays is already here. And if you still don't have an idea what to give to friends and co-workers, this might just be the post you need to read! 'Cause while I love the happy and festive vibe of December, I dread the shopping part. Don't get m > read more

Osaka Ohsho: What's New on the Menu + Giveaway!

12/08/2014 12:28:00 PM

Earlier this year, I got my first taste of the world's number 1 gyoza restaurant. And before the year ends, it was as if fate meddled, as I return yet again to Osaka Ohsho to try the new items on their menu -- new gyoza flavors and new Fuwatoro Tensh > read more

Nest Modern Table & Bar: Bar Bites, Cocktails and More at BGC

12/07/2014 08:22:00 AM

Bonifacio Global City has been home to many bars and clubs for the past few years. But for good friends looking for a more chill and laid-back one that also serves equally good food and offers a nice view of the city skyline, there's a new roof deck > read more

Dippin' Dots: New Limited Edition Prepacks + Mini-Giveaway!

12/05/2014 21:33:00 PM

Anyone here doesn't love ice cream? If you're a fan of this cold sweet treat like I do, you might've already be familiar with Dippin' Dots. It's an ice cream brand that originated in Kentucky, USA and offers an innovative way of enjoying this famous > read more

Dulcelin Gourmet: More than the Mango Torte at UP Town Center

12/05/2014 02:30:00 AM

When most people hear about Dulcelin Gourmet, there follows the stigma that it's the home business selling the famous and well-loved Mango Torte. Well, that was the only thing that I know about Dulcelin Gourmet too prior to visiting their full servic > read more

Christmas Giveaway: CBTL Giving Journal 2015

12/03/2014 02:04:00 AM

'Tis the holiday season! The nights are longer, days shorter, traffic heavier, and malls are more packed. But, it's very evidently happier and colorful already. And would you believe? We're only 22 days away from Christmas! Sometimes I can't help but > read more

10 Things To Do in City of Dreams Macau

11/30/2014 00:35:00 AM

While I love going to beaches and appreciating the beauty of nature, I have to admit that I'm quite the city girl, a true urban dweller. So when I first heard that City of Dreams is coming to Manila, I was ecstatic! And you know why? Because City of > read more

Catch The Purple Doll on CHInoy TV's Chinoy Charts!

11/28/2014 14:04:00 PM

Hi guys and gals! Just wanted to update y'all that I'm in a lot better state now than when I first went through topical steroid withdrawal. I still can't eat everything and anything, but I'm now in a better shape to live life to the fullest again. An > read more

TriNoma Food Crawl: 5 Yummy Restos You Should Check Out!

11/27/2014 12:05:00 PM

After professing being a northie -- someone who lives in Northern Metro Manila, you'd already know that one of the malls I usually frequent is TriNoma. Actually, I'm normally in TriNoma every other week... So when I was invited by the Yummy Magazine > read more

Pearl River Cafe: A New Cantonese Discovery in Trinoma

11/27/2014 09:34:00 AM

Whenever my little sister and I are in Trinoma, we'd usually go straight to our tried-and-tested restaurants. However, upon finding out what this fairly new restaurant is all about, we decided to take our tummies and have a light dinner at Pearl Rive > read more

Wee Nam Kee: Culinary Treasures of Singapore and More!

11/24/2014 21:54:00 PM

I may be a food blogger, but the boyfriend and I can also be creatures of habit. When we find a restaurant that really satisfies us, we'd go back there again and again. Ordering the same things that impressed us the first time.Such was certainly the > read more

Ginza Bairin: Home of Authentic Japanese Katsu in Manila

11/22/2014 00:31:00 AM

Katsu or Japanese breaded cutlet has been a pretty integral part of the Pinoys' dining routine nowadays. From way back when Pinoys can only enjoy katsu in our neighboring Asian countries, we now have a good lineup of katsu houses in the metro that of > read more

Beijing Kitchen: Northern Chinese Delights at Grand Hyatt Macau

11/17/2014 04:26:00 AM

I seriously don't blame you if you think all we did at City of Dreams Macau is eat. Because really, we did eat a lot for the 3 days we stayed there! And I'm sure glad I was treated to plenty of good food during the whole trip. From international fare > read more

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