Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ortigas Eats: Ajisen Ramen

Ajisen Ramen is a newly opened restaurant in Ortigas. Finally, another Japanese restaurant! I have been eyeing this place out even before, when it was only all tables and chairs. We tried it last week, since we were undecided on what to have for dinner that day and the weather is particularly chilly.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Hampers from Marks & Spencer

Feeling a little generous this Christmas? Here are some Christmas hampers from Marks & Spencer. I have to admit, these are relatively expensive baskets but I personally will be delighted to give (and receive!) any of these festive sets. I chanced upon their collection last weekend at their Eastwood branch and I cannot stop thinking about it ever since.

These gourmet holiday hampers are perfect for families who love to complete their festive gatherings with mouth-watering goodies.

Supreme Luxury, P4995
Supreme Luxury, P4995 | © M & S

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Everyday Essentials

Here are the products that I always need by my side every single day to survive. Okay, that was a little too dramatic, but seriously. I try my best to wake up early so that I can at least put on my sunblock, a lightweight foundation, a concealer for my dark under eye circles, a little blush, and some lip color before I rush to work. All the other products I apply little by little as the day progresses. There are some days that I go out with my face completely done but those events are rare nowadays.

Monday, December 7, 2015

2015 Best Ramen in Manila | by a Japanese Reviewer

It was around two years ago that Manila experienced a ramen outbreak and everyone just can't get enough of it. No matter how long the line is or how far the restaurant is, a true ramen lover endures it all. It was always a question on which one is the best. Which one tastes the most authentic, I think it would be more reliable if the best ramen list came from someone who has had authentic ramen most of his life - a Japanese. Let's take a look at the list of Best Ramen in Manila according to Mr. Gaku Nakamura, a self-styled Japanese Ramen consultant. Last year, Ramen Nagi made it to the top of his list

MUST TRY: Shoyu Tonkatsu

Gaku says: “Mendokoro has tonkotsu-based ramen with chashu. The restaurant looks just like a Japanese-style kitchen and it reminds me of a good ramen restaurant in Japan, Afuri. The taste of the broth and chasu is very nice.”

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tarte Bling It On Blush Palette | Review & Swatches

At last! After months of contemplating, I finally decided to get a Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay blush palette. I bought this as a gift from me to me. I have been lurking around online stores for almost a year and it has been a vicious cycle of looking at Tarte blush palettes, asking for the price, then resisting the urge to buy afterwards. It went like that for almost a year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Little Lights: MMFF Animation Category Finalist

I stumbled upon Little Lights, a finalist for MMFF animation category. It is a story about a firefly named Charlie, born with a lack of light, and his journey in finding his place in the firefly community. Created with a showcase of unique visual and musical artistry, this movie illustrates how Charlie was able to fight his fear of darkness and keep a strong mind despite his physical limitations. The movie aims to serve as an inspiration for us to discover our own lights and to overcome our fears to share it.