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Shoes for the Yuppie


When you are just starting out your career, it's important to invest in the basics as far as office wear is concerned: the crisp white polo shirt, the black pencil skirt, black slacks, etc. Most important of all (IMHO) is the classic pump. You can never go wrong with a sturdy and classic pair of shoes. 

Thea and I do a lot of walking at work, which is why I find it extremely important to invest in shoes that not only look good, but are also very comfortable. A lot of  new graduates commit the mistake of buying sky-high heels for interviews and for their first few days at work-- this is a no-no if your job will require you to stand or walk for hours on end. Better stick with modest heels or a wedge if you still wobble when  you don heels. 

For those of you who are looking to buy some classic shoes for work, here are some pairs that you might want to consider: 


Chicken Charlie


In search of the best fried chicken, we tried this fast food chain called "Chicken Charlie" located at the center of the hotels and clubs in Malate attached to the Rothman Inn Manila. "The best chicken you'll ever taste" as they say, and it's affirmative. Here's some pictures taken as we spoiled ourselves with the food they offer:

Cheese stick Dynamite ("one word lang po yan" I thought they have "dynamite" (one whole chili in a coat of creamy cheese and wrap it in wonton before a quick dip in the deep fryer) and cheese stick, but I was wrong. :D ) My blog-sister Fran loved it!
Charlie's bowl only for 59php! Chicken strips with their signature soy-garlic sauce, served with steamed rice.
Charlie's bowl, up-close.
Potato Wedges. note that it has 0-trans fat! :D
Fried Chicken, anyone? Comes in Soy garlic sauce or Hot sweet sauce
Meet the new "models" of our blog: Ms. Jhay-Jhay...
Cath and Ms. Virge who is holding a green apple yakult Popsicle.. yum!

To know more about chicken charlie, check it's website Another thing that caught our attention was their mineral water container which is the cutest! So, if you love BonChon Chicken, You will definitely fall in-love with this fried too! Happy eating and Merry Christmas from my blog-sister Fran and I

Bloggers Congress 2


A few Saturdays ago, Thea and I found ourselves at our first bloggers event. If you happen to read my post on my other blog, you will know that we attended the Bloggers Congress 2 at the De La Salle University.

Test Shot while waiting for the program to start

The first blogger that was supposed to give a talk was Illustrator Blogger Christian San Jose, but he could not make it so Rob Cham stood in for him. 

Illustrator Blogger, Rob Cham

Though visibly nervous, Rob Cham proved to be an excellent stand-in for Christian Jose as he gave some highly useful tips on blogging and on following one's passions. Below are some of his works.

Some lucky girls who asked questions about Rob Cham's blogs found themselves getting prints from Rob! Lucky!

One of the four lucky girls who got prints from Rob Cham

Next was Anton Diaz, a Food Blogger who is well known for his blog and for being one of the brains behind Mercato Centrale! 

Food Blogger, Anton Diaz
What I really liked about the story behind his blog is that it was very love-driven. He started a blog which was about his wife and their kids and he aims to make the blog a memoir of sorts of their travels and food haunts. Isn't that sweet? :) 

People who live in the south who troop to Taguig for Mercato are in for a pleasant surprise. Anton Diaz and the other brilliant individuals behind Mercato have already introduced a treat for those living in the south... 

Has anyone been?! :) I think it opened on Oct 14 and I have yet to go!

The next blogger was Camille Co, the brain child of She was the blogger that actually made me go to the Bloggers Congress, HEE. I love her not only for her fashion sense, but for being a successful entrepreneur, too. She owns and designs for her brand, Coexist

Fashion Blogger, Camille Co
What I loved about her presentation was she gave a break down of her blog so that bloggers will know what sort of features one should put in a blog and how to arrange them in such a way that they would look more appealing. (Crappy pictures coming up! Sorry!)

Left Sidebar Tips
Right Sidebar Tips
Outfit Post tips

The last blogger was Saab Magalona. She admitted that she was not prepared for the first talk she had to give, nevertheless she gave a handful of useful tips on blogging and dealing with some negative stuff that some bloggers might have to deal with. She was the only blogger that made the audience laugh, too!

Celebrity Blogger, Saab Magalona

The bloggers with the DLSU students behind the Bloggers Congress during the Giving of Cerificates

There were 40 treats raffled during the Bloggers Congress and Thea and I did not get ANY. We did not get any prizes from the bloggers either as we did not have any questions during their Q&A portion. Thea and I dismissed ourselves as losers or simply unlucky... UNTIL!!!!

Saab, after the giving of certificates, remembered that she had something to give away. It was a headset which she got from Singapore. 

And from the loser raffle tickets, she picked mine! :)

My entrance ticket/raffle ticket/food stub that won me....
A South Park Headset! Which I gave to my little brother :)
Thea and I won't go home without an application of the stuff we learned from the event... And so we decided to put up our first outfit posts :)


Details of Thea's outfit


Details of my outfit

The Bloggers Congress 2 was offered so that people will keep in mind that blogging can be used as a platform to share what you know about your passions-- may that be food, fashion, lifestyle; but it can also be a powerful tool in raising awareness on health, the environment, animals and other important issues that need to be addressed. 

The brilliant DLSU students behind this event aims to offer a Bloggers Congress every term so that more and more people will be acquainted with blogging, writing and in raising awareness. Hope you take part in the next  Bloggers Congress!


Get "Drunk" and be pampered


There are several Salons and Spas popping out all over Metro. They offer affordable services from head to foot. One of which is the  B.A.R (Beauty and Rejuvenation) located at the 3rd floor of the University Mall, Taft Avenue, Vito Cruz Manila. Fran, Cath and myself decided to try its services and we came home with a smile. 
Massages and waxing are done here. They offer hot and cold wax and a choice of Swedish, Shiatsu or combination of the too massages. Prices range from 250 - 300 for the massage and 99 - 699 for the wax. And oh, they also offer facial massage.
The B.A.R  as it reads, is inspired with a feel of being at a bar while being pampered. Look how cute their decors are.
Their interior is really unique and the service is good.
Different designs of nail art with warranty are also available. 
They even have this so called mixed-up promo where you can have discounts if you mix 2, 3, or 4 of their services in one visit. 
So if you happen to stop by near the University Mall, come and visit the B.A.R :)

East Asian Fusion


Thea and I left the office late on Wednesday so we decided to have dinner before we headed home. We settled for Mashitta, a Japanese-Korean Fusion Restaurant.

Mashitta is a self-serve type of restaurant that students frequent as it is a stone's throw away from the De La Salle University and St. Scholastica's College.

There are sooooo many choices for the Jap and Korean cuisine and it took a while for us to pick what to eat.
Japanese Dishes

Korean dishes

Thea went with Japanese and I decided to try a Korean dish.

Thea ordered Oyakodon with an additional fried egg (she had to add Php15)

and I settled for the Kimchi fried rice

Servings are generous but taste-wise, Thea found her dish too sweet and mine not only lacked the Kimchi scent, it did not taste like Kimchi at all. At least it was spicy :)

After we wolfed down our food we had Korean ice cream for dessert. Mashitta also sells Korean ice cream which has a very creamy texture and it does not melt as easily/quickly as locally produced ice cream
Mine is the Strawberry Melona (top) and Thea had vanilla ice cream in caramel coating.

I could not get a decent picture of my ice cream, but here's Thea's

Mashitta is located on the 2nd floor of the University Mall in Taft Avenue

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