Sunday, August 30, 2015

Queen Fit of the Day || Maxis never run out of style ♥

sky blue Thrift Store SHEER MAXI SKIRT skirt - camel SO FABCHUNKY wedges


sky blue Thrift Store SHEER MAXI SKIRT skirt - camel SO FABCHUNKY wedges

sky blue Thrift Store SHEER MAXI SKIRT skirt - camel SO FABCHUNKY wedges

sky blue Thrift Store SHEER MAXI SKIRT skirt - camel SO FABCHUNKY wedges

Maxi skirts are fashionable and classy. They never run out of style! They can go from casual, formal- IT'S A VERY CLASSIC PIECE and a woman must not content herself with just one. They can go from varying styles and textures.

Here is a post that I got from my chictopia account. This was posted in 2011 while I was on my way to host a graduation party.

I paired this floor- length maxi dress (with blue floral details) with a black Cotton- on tank, slipped on my sky high camel chucnky wedges, bag and vintage(y) accessories.

What can you say? Is it YAY or NAY?



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Eat, explore and enjoy ♥

Hello everyone! What a great way to start the weekend. I was really able to say T.G.I.F. since it was a holiday! Pardon my weird face! ^^

Yuka, Mana and I decided to go have lunch at a Korean restaurant today and have Samgyeopsal. It was their first time to try it. So while waiting for our food and side dishes to be served, I took a selfie. ^^

On the table you can see a stove, meat, kimchi (cabbage and raddish) chicken fillet, gyoza, etc. We started cooking 'cause we were all starving. I intentionally didn't eat breakfast for this! hahahaha~~

Kimchi jjigae, or kimchi soup was served too. It was extra spicy but it was really delish!


Location: Miga Korean Restaurant
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After lunch, I asked them if they wanted to go to Sto. Niño and they both agreed. There was a nass going on and I was reprimanded with my clothes. We couldn't get in the church so I brought them to the candle lighting/ candle wishing area.

Magellan's cross

Inside Magellan's cross you can see ladies bringing a pack of candles with them. They dance while praying our petitions. 
I don't know what each color stands for but I am pretty sure they serve their own purpose.

We ended this short tour by attempting to get in the museum beside The Cathedral but we were too exhausted to go. I'm gonna go next time and will definitely share photos with you.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cebu celebrates Bon Odori Festival (PART II)

It's been a week since the Bon Odori Festival. I think I am hungover! And as I promised, here's my PART II.

Young kids and Japs leading the Bon Odori dance. I just love their colorful set-up on stage.


You can view it in full HERE

I guess we were thirsty after joining the dance. So it's time to have some refreshments.

So we were caught with three choices: Melon, Chocolate and Ube (taro).
I was never a big fan of anything ube- flavored but this time I did 'cause it was so tempting! And the best part of this yummy gulp-gulps is the price-  10 PESOS! 

I am a sucker for maki(s) and anything sushi- like. These were sold for 100 pesos. I am not sure how many pieces per order though.

Festivals don't mean anything without a cotton candy booth. Sad to say I never had the chance to get one 'cause the line was pretty long. *sniffs

Shrimp barbecue by Q-bay.

Do you wanna build a snowman? Oh wait! That's a snowman. That's OLAF!
And this happens to be my favorite character during th Cosplay competition because he is the only character I know. LOL! You can watch OLAF's skit here.

Aside from the food boooths and the oishi noms, there were stalls selling stuff like toys, bags, and more.


Bon Odori is not only about eating. You can enjoy by playing some games, too. 

So there's this kiddie game (and maybe for the young at heart, too) called YOYO FISHING. Yes, you read it right! YOYO FISHING.

YOYO FISHING is a traditional Japanese game that involves a pool of yoyo ballons or YOYO TSURIS. The yoyo balloon is filled with water, clipped and tied closed which is hung from an elastic string with a finger loop at the end.

The player must fish for the balloons with a use of a hook. The hook has a twisted paper string. As seen on Gwen (above) that's how the hook looks like. You have to make sure that the paper string won't get wet completely. If it does, the GAME IS OVER and you have to try again. Each game is worth 20 pesos.

Nope! I didn't win ('cause I didn't try!) nor did Gwen. But I guess the Jap guy saw how we wanted Gwen (and herself) to win, so he gave her this. And I just can't resist but take a picture! LOL!



Bon Odori was indeed a good experience, not just for me but for the whole Filipino- Japanese community. And I hope this would deepen the friendship between the two countries.

P.S: YES, that's the main reason why I came. The picture said it all. :p

Sayonara! :*









Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cebu celebrates Bon Odori Festival

The Summer Season for the Japanese people is something that they look forward to. Not because of the hot,humid and maybe favorable weather but because of the different summer festivals- Hanabi Festival also known as the firework festival and Bon Odori.

Bon Odori, or "Bon dance" is a style of dancing performed to welcome the spirits of the dead. The style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region. 

Cebu City, is one of the cities in Philippines with a good number of Japs. It hosted a two-day event to honour and celebrate the strong friendship between Philippines and Japan.



With only ten pesos as entrance fee, you can enter the venue and enjoy.


Twinning with my friend Gwen, who wore a pair of purple round sunnies while I wore a pair in pink. So John Lennon- ish! And as you can see in the background, the venue was jam-packed with people- Pinoys, Japs, Middle Eastern, Koreans, Americans.


HI!!!


Then Gwen and I started exploring the booths. There were clothes, dolls, toys and the most important sight to see- FOOD!~~~

  

This what I wore to yesterday's shindig. I really wanted to wear the complete set of Yukata which was given to me by my Gyaru mama as seen here. But I had to consider the BIPOLAR weather. So I skipped the dress and hopped on my jumpshorts and a pair of strappy brown flats. A lot of Japs complimented me for wearing this... Arigatou! :*



 

JAPANESE TRADITIONAL DOLLS OR NINGYO.
They showcased different dolls and these three are my faves.


One of the many signs you see whenever you check food booths out.

These ladies greeted us and offered us to buy their FUNDUE. I am not really a big fan of it but for their KAWAII sign, I gave in!

Not really worth my 40 pesos. But Oh well! 




Chili and Cheese CROQUETTES


My friend Gwen found love (in a hopeless place) at the CROQUETTE STATION.
It took a long time for them to had our food ready. So, to compensate, we took a picture. He is a CROQUETTE VENDOR. lol!




I forgot what these were called but it was soooooooo good! Enthusiastic guy vendors were selling this. 

Tequilla shots for 50 pesos. Why not? 
Kanpai!!! ^^


I really enjoyed my first Bon Odori experience despite the "RAIN - STOP" weather condition.


Keep posted for my PART II for more FOOD PORN! ^.^