Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Back at 2014

Woah. I think that is my word for this year. 2014 flew by just like that even before I can blink an eye. 
I still remember vividly what I did on the last day of 2013 and after that, everything just happens in lightning speed.

Here's how my 2014 has been (in no particular order):

1. Visited 3 countries - Singapore, Philippines and US!

With the one whom I've spent almost 11 years of my life with. :) In Singapore for our 10th Anniversary!


On a horse carriage with our lovely host in the Philippines!



Biz trip cum personal trip. Holler at DC!


2. Finally made a resolution for the year - to conquer Mount K. Hey, my blog didn't get its name for nothing you know. I usually don't believe in resolution but because we made a booking last year for the climb with a group of friends, I want to make sure that I achieve it no matter what. 

And guess what, I did it!



3. A family affair - my sister and Marcus got married! Also, my second time in Borneo (with the first one during the trip to Mount K haha)!

So happy for my parents. Finally one of us is married. Haha.
 

4. Revisited Redang Island but this time with the stars!


Many of them not in the shot though. Loving the moments!!


5. Decided that life is too short for any regrets and decided to take the plunge to do things out of what I would normally do.


Cut bangs!!! The last time I did it was probably.......I don't remember at all.


Partnered up with Babe to be Sandy and Danny in Grease. I never would imagine there will be a day when I would curl my hair up like this. *faints*


Traveled solo to New York..my urge to visit the city overcame my fear of being alone.


6. Moved into our new house! Not done with the house warming yet though..
Thanks for coming!!
7. Learned that lives are too fragile especially with my dad not being at his best of health, lost of friends' loved ones and aviation tragedies which all happen too close to home.

8. So, I ate a lot more, lived a lot more, tried to love a lot more and bought a lot more stuff (sampah or rubbish according to Babe) so that I keep my happiness level as high as possible.

That's pretty much my 2014. I hope everyone will have a much better 2015 together with their loved ones.

Signing off for the year.
xoxo,

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

First Time In the Philippines - Part 2

Here comes the 2nd part of our trip in Manila. So on the 2nd day of our trip, we had breakfast at Ayala Triangle which is just 5 mins walking distance from where we stay a.
There are rows of restaurants there and we just picked one randomly called Momo Cafe.





Gotta love the al fresco dining they have! 

As usual, I went for my eggs Benedict while Babe ordered the big breakfast! The portions were rather huge so we couldn't finish the food. :(

Eggs Benedict!



The big breakfast!

After that, it's time to head to the church where my colleague's wedding ceremony was held at.

The church is known as Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish, which is located Makati, the city we were staying at!
When I first reached the place, I was blown away by the exterior of the church! So old and slightly gothic looking but somehow, it just amazes me.

Took this from google image. I can't find any photo I took from outside the church!


This is when we were seated.




The ceremony started shortly after the guests arrived. I think that was my first time attending a church wedding!


Really cute flower girl leading the pack.

Everyone watches as the couple said their vows.

CONGRATULATIONS, Rai and Mao! Thanks for having us there!


My OOTD is from Dorothy Perkins. Loved the dress so much I've been wearing it to more than several weddings. :P




We headed straight for the wedding dinner after the church service. Both of us followed the wedding car because we do not have anyone to fetch us to the dinner venue haha.

To our surprise, the journey to the dinner place was the safest we felt in a car the entire time when we were in Manila because the driver was driving very cautiously despite the crazy traffic outside. :D



Dinner was exceptionally good! Despite not having any experience in the wedding here, both of us had great fun and we never felt foreign at all because everyone was so friendly!

And yes, when they say Pinoys sing really well, they really mean it. It's like all of them can sing so well without any effort!

That's all for this part of our Philippines trip. Next up will be on Babe's birthday celebration in the Philippines! They say it's more fun in the Philippines after all. :)

xoxo,

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