Monday, May 30, 2016

Context

If you see the trailers below, you might think... Ahh. Another romance film but this time about a woman and the man she loves who happens to be disabled. How beautiful their love will be and how they will withstand every struggle life sends them. I'm sorry to spoil you but... Yeah. I won't get into it. Me Before You is a movie worth watching for the sake of the story, if you're not that big of a fan of the actors.

I'll just discuss to you guys how much context can do to the storytelling of a movie. If you've read the book, you'll know what I mean when I say that trailers are baits. Just by seeing the trailers alone, you can see that they're advertising this movie as a love story, and it is one, but it's more than JUST a love story. It's a story about love, living, and of choices. I remember reading those last few pages and just... immersing into the story, the characters, the decisions they were making, and how real a work of fiction can get.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

[Foodie Log] Pipino

Pipino is by far my favorite restaurant in the Maginhawa area, although they're actually located in Malingap St., because of their selection of vegan and vegetarian food. My parents and I always make it a point to visit the restaurant when we're in the area. I think no one can say no to a good muffin, cupcake, and cake especially if you won't feel guilty for all the additives and toxins you're gonna eat.

If you guys haven't been here before, let me tell you... You've missed out on a lot of good pastries. The restaurant has a lot to offer aside from pastries since they also offer vegan and vegetarian meals. Being an extension of Pino, a restaurant below Pipino that has a variety of bagnet recipes among other things, you're sure that the food there can deliver satisfaction. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

[Foodie Log] Moshi Koshi

I went to this restaurant a long time ago and I've recently found some of the photos I took while I was there with my family. If you want to know how long ago this post should have been made, just think of the date of the Run United. That was how long ago these photos were taken and should have been posted here in OFL. I know, I have terrible blogger manners and characteristics. Hahaha!

I ordered this delicious Niku Soba while my family ordered a variety of udons and ramens. As you can see below, their presentation is beautiful which I really appreciate since I'm a visual person. I liked that they had different noodle types we can choose from instead of the usual egg noodles. I think soba is by far my most favorite noodle. I love the texture and the taste is has which to my surprise, some people don't like.



Monday, May 23, 2016

FGMM: Lost Boy



Sometimes, you just need someone to be there for you whenever you feel like a lost child in this vast world we live in. When you've found that one person or that place where you find your center, where you find yourself finally flourish, and where you are finally filling into your potential. I think that's one of the most beautiful and worthwhile event in anyone's life.

I'm not sure if I've found that place yet but I know that I'm starting to find fellow lost boys (and girls) that are also looking for a special place we can all feel like home. I think, or hoping, that what I've found with my set of lost boys (and girls) will eventually turn into our very own Neverland. We'll someday find a place where we can live in a constructive manner.

I hope you guys enjoy this song! xx


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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hello, Bataan!




Surprise! Surprise!

Yes, that's right. You're not seeing things. I am posting an outfit post! I know, I'm shocked as well. I don't know what's gotten into me. I've been posting like crazy these past few days. I think it's because of the good mood I'm in. How can I not be? I'm in a gorgeous place, with good food, and so much photo opportunities to help me practice my photography skills. I just love how this weekend had started.

If you haven't seen my previous posts, I'm in Bataan with my parents. We're going around and staying in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and then The Plaza Hotel. It's a heritage and relaxation type of weekend. I'm gonna do a separate post for the places I'm going this weekend and the food I'll be eating. I want to share to you guys not the other photos of this look but more of the struggle I had to endure to get this one shot.

My parents aren't the most detailed when it comes to taking photos. Truth be told, something like shooting an outfit post isn't something they're used to do. So, it was soooo hard to even get this one decent photo. I had to result to auto-focusing, non-aligned photos, and the most awkward composing. I'll show you guys what I meant.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Heritage and Peace

 Hello from Bataan!

I'm writing this post as we're resting here in our room at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. I am so happy to be staying here tonight. This place is beyond what I expected and I have no regrets whatsoever in coming here. We got here at around 10am and went on the morning tour of the resort. If you don't know much about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, it's a heritage resort which boasts of it's beautiful restored houses from all over the Philippines that could be dated back up to the 1700s. Could you imagine the amount of time and effort the owner of this resort had put just to preserve these ancestral houses?

We took a tour of the place and our guide was a wonderful lady with such wit and humour that our group she handled fell in love with her. She had some facts and tales about the houses we visited and I'm pretty sure history buffs would love this place. As for me, I fell in love with the intrinsic beauty that this place exudes. Almost every part of this resort is photo ready and you'll always find a place that'll look awesome as a backdrop for a film, a shoot, or an OOTD background. It's just gorgeous.



I'll be posting more photos on a separate post about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. I'm telling you guys now, it's really worth it to stay here even for just a night.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Where Are You, RA?

I'm writing this post right now as I take a small break from packing my clothes for the weekend I'll be spending with my parents in Bataan. We'll be going on a weekend trip to go around the city, climb Mt. Samat, and to visit the historical places in the city.

On our first night, we'll be staying in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. This is something I'm really looking forward to since I've heard so much about it and have seen some photos that are just beyond beautiful. The Spanish influence in the architecture is a must see and I can't wait to put my camera into good use.

Photo from Las Casas' official website.





We'll also be staying in The Plaza Hotel Bataan, which is this old building that is just bursting with history and Spanish influence. I can't wait to go there tomorrow and experience the locale, the history, and the food (of course).

Photo of The Plaza Hotel Bataan courtesy of Philstar
I just wanted to do a quick update here since I haven't posted much. I'm also going to do a post of when I went to Laiya, Batangas with my parents during the Labor Day holiday. I'll keep you guys posted and hopefully, you'll like the content I'll be dishing out here on my blog. I've got a lot of things lined up and I've been learning a lot of things in school lately so you might get to see some of that in the near future.


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