Oh Happy Day! :)

Last Monday, the boyfie decided to go on leave because I was scheduled for my “vacay” leave too! Yay!! Such a sweet, sweet boy!! Hihihi {bats eyelashes}

To free ourselves from the hustle and bustle we normally experience in the metro, we went for a little trip to the south. It wasn’t that far, but enough for some chill environment and for serenity to embrace us.

We watched Despicable Me 2, and I absolutely loved the movie!! My favorite part would definitely be the minions singing I swear! Hahahaha!! It was too adorable for words! I also loved the whole story. I’m so happy Gru found Lucy!! So kilig!!

After some window shopping, my Abe surprised me with merienda at my happy place – Vanilla Cupcake Bakery!!!!!! The Alabang branch is sooooooo pretty!!!!

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Unfortunately, I was coughing like a mad dog so he didn’t allow me to have cupcakes, instead we got Strawberry Panna Cotta – which is now my ultimate favorite in the whole wide milky way!! Hahaha!! I also got a free pass for some milkshakes {giddy, giddy, giddy me}. I got Pink Strawberry, while Abe got the Naughty Nutella shake. He liked mine better! Hihihi! It was super delicious and all natural. I can feel lots of strawberry bits on my shake! – PERFECT!

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More kulitan photos with my love.

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Photos by Abraham Domingo (except photos of him, haha)

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A Quarter of a Century ♥

My friend Martin always has a way to make things sound so “huge and important”. Haha! So, he messaged me on the day of my birthday, asking how does it feel to live for a quarter of a century. I didn’t reply. Hahaha! (Sorry, Martin)

But, it did got me thinking. Wow, a quarter of a century eh? The sound of it really makes it so valuable, so remarkable and so momentous. I feel like “Woah! So how does it feel, Caramel?”

To be honest, I’d say it feels incredible!

I know I still have a lot of goals unaccomplished, a whole bunch of stuff on my bucket list and some dreams still left on dream land. But, I feel so blessed that at this stage of my life, at the time when I celebrated my 25th year, I feel alive, superbly happy and accomplished.

I might not be rich and famous, but I’ve got priceless gifts to thank God for. And for this entry, I’d just like to take a look back and appreciate everything that makes life oh so  fabulous and worth celebrating!

1. I’m alive,and I have a healthy body that allows me to do anything I want.

2. I’ve got an amazing and supportive family.

3. I have crazy, wonderful and beautiful friends.

4. I have the most awesome love of my life (boyfriend) who supports me in everything I do.

5. My work is my dream job and I’m surrounded by creative and smart people 5 times a week!

6. I was able to go surfing, wakeboarding and wall climbing this year!

7. I was able to visit Boracay and climb Pico de Loro last year!

8. I got the best running shoes without spending a single centavo.

9. I was able to get my boyfriend a watch to help him when training.

10. I’m able to meet a lot of new and interesting people!

11. My articles got published!

There’s really so much more I’d like to add to this list but I think the bottom line is, I’m just so thankful for everything because I have an amazing God! – Thank you!! :)

Happy Silver Birthday to me! :)

Greetings from a 25 year old me! I have officially put my baby pink crown to rest (to pass on to my future princess) and was recently crowned with a silver tiara! Hahaha!

25 doesn’t feel so different from 24, but I do get the whole “life is a different story now” kind of thing. I guess, as you enter “adulthood” and get all “certified/official”, the universe decides to shower you with more challenges and just a few more obstacles to surpass. I refuse to take such “humps along the way” negatively though.

Growing up, I’ve realized struggles are there to keep you closer to God, to the people who truly care, and to make you stronger, better and more awesome, or sometimes just to add a little spice to your life! Imagine if life would always be “too good to be true”, how in the world are you going to know where to improve nor how to fully appreciate all the amazing things life offers? Like a scrumptious and truly enjoying box of pizza – when you always have access to eat it everyday? – diba? Hehe :)

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Happy Birthday to me!!! My 25th year is going to be super fabulous and incredibly happy!!!

Photos by Jilson Tiu

Kamoleee Sunday :)

No amount of time apart can ever define true friendship and I’m thankful for all my few, but true friends – Kamolee being one.

I’ve only been best friends with her for a year and a half. We don’t really have the typical “we grew up together” kind of story nor the “we went to the same school and were together every single day for years” type. It was more of an incidental shiz – when you find yourself at the toughest and most depressing part of your life and you’re suddenly surrounded with people you didn’t expect to walk with you through the pain. But as they say, some good things happen quite unexpectedly. Realizations like this leave you all grateful that true friends exist.

After about 3 months of not seeing each other, we finally stole some time away from our busy schedules to catch up on each other’s lives.

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We filled our stomachs with healthy food from Kenny Rogers and treated ourselves to a cup of coffee and a carrot cupcake from Vanilla Cupcakes.

We may not be in the same “happy cloud” in our lives right now, but I’m sure we’ll get through anything positively. I know one day, we’ll see each other again, both with blissful hearts and probably on a double date out of town. Haha! Until then, our adventures, as best friends, will always be marvelous, exciting and completely bonkers!

Photos by Kamole Orense (except for her photo -that’s me – hahaha!)