Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

When I hear the word “indulge” what comes to my mind are FOOD and VANITY!

I indulge myself with things that would feed me (literally and figuratively speaking) whenever my time and my money permit.

* * * * flooding with self-portraits and lots and lots and LOTS of food!!! * * * *

New Year = New Look ! ! !

Every six months or so, I’ll visit the salon and have my hair rebounded. I wished to have a fiery-red hair just like my old wig but I also feared that my boss would kick me out for doing such. December came and so did our beefed-up salary. I really wanted a new look! I disregarded the fear of losing my job and I hurried to Heaven’s Salon (Rizal branch) right after our trip to Mindoro. Haha! It was long and tiring because we spent almost ten hours to get everything done. Since my hair was originally black, dyeing it hot-red turned it auburn-ish instead. I was dissatisfied at first but I learned to love it. I will go back there after three months to have it redone (and hopefully get the result I want)… then the cycle will continue.

Cross Pendant Collection

My fiancé wore a cross pendant when we first met. Ever since that day, I had been fascinated with cross pendants and I have collected quite a lot in due time. I am not religious, though, so I never bought crucifixes. Crosses are staple accessories for Goths. Most of my necklaces and pendants have either been worn out, given to others or misplaced. I only have the current batch with me now. More details on this blog entry: [My Collection : Pendants . . .]

… and now, the FOOD!!!

Feast thy eyes with photos of luscious dishes and sweet pastries from various restaurants and shops within Metro Manila. For details, please read my [blogs about food and drinks].

Hamburg with Shrimp

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

“In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.” --- Robert Byrne

Cheating — may it be on exams, dieting, lovelife, career, etc — is always wrong in a number of levels and it has become my main regret. I am just so glad that I was able to stop my cravings before it was too late.

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The Levels of Cheating . . .

“In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.” --- Robert Byrne

I admit that I cheated and I have learned from it. I am also thankful that Dada was there to support me despite my weak resolve. He explained to me that the gravity of cheating varies — so does the punishment. I couldn’t describe it more so I just thought of putting our conversation about it. (not the exact words but the gist is the same)

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CHInoy HAO BANG 2012 ! ! !

Dragon Flags

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!!! 

Dada and I welcomed the Year of the Water Dragon by attending the CHInoy HAO BANG in San Miguel By the Bay – SM Mall Of Asia.  Dada is partly Chinese. I have no Chinese blood running through my veins. What I wanted to do was celebrate the results of my diet pact – my cheongsam finally fits!!! LoL! Continue reading

DAD’s Eat-All-You-Can Merienda ! ! !

left to right: Rhea, me, Arvie and Jofil

We recently discovered that DAD’s has an afternoon snack buffet for only P169 and it begins shortly after our shift ends daily.

These are some of the food my colleagues and I have tried: lugaw, spaghetti, carbonara, ginatan, dinuguan, puto, kutsinta, palitaw, siomai, lumpiang shanghai, lumpiang ubod, shawarma, nachos, french fries, corn dog, hamburger,  cream puff and chocolate cake.

We dined here for three times in a span of a week and my tummy became bloated each time we left this restaurant!

Crazy Crepes . . .

Banana Split // Choco Cookies and Cream

I don’t like crepes because they are very difficult to eat and leave a mess most of the time. This is why Dada and I ordered other desserts when we stopped by the TriNoma branch of Crazy Crepes.

I ordered the Banana Split and Dada ordered the Choco Cookies and Cream. I was disappointed with their presentation because the ice creams were deformed and the icing below the banana split was not cold. It was a god thing that the banana tasted fresh. As for Dada, he always enjoys chocolates so I didn’t hear him complain that time.

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This photo was taken using my Samsung CHAMP.