Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Diplomatic.


 My dress to our college department's annual diplomatic ball. Now, looking for the perfect gown has always been difficult for me. I mean, there are so many things to consider, color, cut, design and fit. You wanna look elegant but not frumpy. Everything has to be in balanced amounts. This dress was equal parts sexy and classy. I felt amazing in this dress. Thank you for bringing it to life, Boogie Musni-Rivera.







Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CGYFit Fitness Solutions



Fitness has always been a part of my life. I run, swim, lift weights, do plyometrics and now, I'm really into boxing. It's always nice when you find a place that trains and conditions you all the way. Enter CGYfit. CGYfit, offers many fitness services that cater to all your fitness needs; 
Yoga, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, PaleoFit, Plyometrics, Sports related conditioning and Personal Training,

All these services are designed to push you to your limit and bring you towards complete fitness. You see, in the time I've spent working out, I've come to realize that it isn't about weight-loss or aesthetics. It's about being fit and strong for life. It's building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The main reason I love coming to CGY fit though, its the community behind it. Everyone is so encouraging, helpful, and supportive. Since most of the services are in the form of group classes (except for the personal training sort) you get to interact with everyone. CGYfit is a happy place where I learn not only about fitness, but also get to build relationships. 

CGYfit opens Friday, March 28, 2014. Join us and be part of the fitness revolution. 



To know more, check out their facebook page




Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mango- Banana Oat Parfait.

It's no secret that I have fallen in love with fitness and eating clean and healthy. It's basically all I Instagram about now. But I cannot fight my inner cravings for sugar and all things sweet and savory. To satisfy this craving, I always make a clean and natural mango- banana parfait. Its so so easy to make, so nutritious and a well balanced snack. You have the natural sugars from the fruit, fiber and carbs from the oats and healthy fat from the yogurt. I have this as a snack when I'm studying, or when I'm just in the mood for cake and its not cheat day. hehe.

Here's how to make this super easy treat: 

For the mango- banana topping:
- 1 banana, chopped into fine pieces.
- Mango meat (I used two cheeks) also sliced finely.
- 2 tsp of honey

For the rest of the dessert:
- Old fashioned rolled oats or muesli
- Greek Yogurt. (Or any yogurt you have at hand.)


Now, heat up a pot and add all your ingredients. It helps to add about 2 Tsp of water to get the juices going. Mix till you get a jam like consistency. Once that's done, remove from heat and set aside.


On to the assembly of our snack!

Add some oats or muesli into a container (I used a jar so I can seal it off and bring it around with me).


Layer on some yogurt. I use Greek yogurt.


Layer on some of that yummy mango mix we made earlier, some more oats and yogurt and some more of the mix.  A parfait is simply a layered dessert, so go crazy, have as many layers as you want! And you're good to go! I like adding some almond milk on top to wet the oats so that I get a mix that's not so dry.

Enjoy your sweet treat! Let me know if you try it!



Friday, February 28, 2014

What's up?




Quick update on what's currently up with me. The month of march has finally rolled in and I am SWAMPED. March means finals and for some reason all teachers decide to give us work all at the same time. I have about 6 papers due and I haven't even started any of them. I know I should, but I have this weird thing with like doing them all last minute. (Kids, I am not a role model for preparedness.) Aside from doing them last minute, I work so much better at night. My mind just flows and comes up with so much when it's about 2-6 am, really weird. 

I still do some work in coffee shops though. Usually when I decide to do work in between classes. I pack my computer with me and have some coffee for the day.

So now, I try to balance school work, fitness, (I always make time for fitness, best stress reliever.) a social life and still have time for myself at the end of the day. 

Seriously, I cannot wait for summer to come.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Martin's "Surprise" Party.


So, it's been about 2 weeks since my last post. School, fitness and actually trying to still have a social life is taking up so much of my time lately. Any free time I have left is for taking naps and going on Instagram. Anyways, I threw my boyfriend a "surprise" party on Friday night (February 7, 2014). I say "surprise" since he found out like the day before. He blackmailed me into telling him that I had something planned. UGH. Cooperation not in his vocabulary. 

I planned this small and intimate gathering with friends and family. Held at a bar that my friends and I frequent;  Burrow. This place makes the best nachos I've had ever! I ordered 12 plates of it for everyone that night, along with some other food and a whole lot more drinks. I was seriously a busy bee that night making sure everyone was okay. Hosting a party is tough work. My thoughts the whole night were "OMG, has guest eaten?" "I think I should check if we still have food." " Is the boyfriend having a good time? Are the guests alright?" and "Make sure everyone is happy."  I was so busy thinking, I forgot to eat! Well, I did have like 6 heavenly red velvet cupcakes later on. (Oh my, don't even get me started on those!! They were perfect, and the creme cheese frosting was amazing!! Thanks for baking them Cams!)

Thankfully, despite all that and all my over thinking,  The whole night went pretty well and I have everybody who helped me out to thank for it!

Here's a video of us greeting him a Happy Birthday. (From Instagram)


I wish I had my digital camera with me that night, but it proved too bulky and I didn't want to be running around taking pictures and entertaining guests at the same time. So, all I have are these scanned Polaroids from that extremely fun and wild night! Polaroids really do make me appreciate photos more. I guess it has a lot to do with the photos being actual prints rather than just files on your phone or laptop.

Hugs, kisses and cupcakes with my best friend Mesy.

Camille (Aka, Cupcake Queen.) Daniel (Mr. Crumble. Check out #pineapplecrumble to know more) Lauren and John.

Here I am with Dada and Camille.

Pulling another Miley face. HAHA. There's Martin and Kirill.

 We took this photo pretty ate which explains why we aren't complete. But can you see the fun in this shot?

My boy and his bro's


#couplephoto 

My best friend and my boyfriend (He's happy, I swear!)

The boys.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN!!





Sunday, January 26, 2014

White Wash


I always wear white. In fact I have a section in my closet dedicated to white clothing. White is always fresh, clean and never over the top. On top of all that, white is the easiest to style! Especially when they come in great cuts, like this top. Its not too much plunge and is the right amount of sexy. Like I always say, Sexy is not about too much skin, but baring of skin in the right places.

Decided to wear this all white ensemble to a small dinner with friends. And to make it look a bit more luxe and eye-catching, I added this beautiful necklace for some color.  

  You would never guess that I got these shorts for 50 PESOS. Yes, that's right 50 pesos. I found them while touring around the markets in Davao. Aren't they perfect? <3





Romwe top, Thrifted shorts, Sammydress necklace and EZRA heels