We’ve been extremely busy working and preparing for the wedding. So much so, that we haven’t had the chance to spend as much time with our moms as we had to jump right back to work after. Now we’re so happy that we finally have […]
First time ever to step foot on Taiwan land! I’ve heard many things about Taipei but Kaohsiung was unfamiliar to me. Our tour guide mentioned something about Kaohsiung being the Miami of Taiwan, my warm body covered in a ‘pacute’ layered outfit agreed. As soon as team #AlwaysFamous gathered, things started a-happening— Tessa P. was being her fabulous self, posing in her B&W outfit for everyone to enjoy!, Choreographer and Event Director Robby Carmona welcomed us with the cutest dance number and made sure everyone from our group knew where to go!, of course everyone checked for Wi-Fi and had to make their virtual presence felt as we were waiting to alight the bus that would take us around town.
Lunch was all sorts of seafood with different kinds of prep, we hardly knew what we were eating but almost everything tasted great! This one was our favorite. We still have no idea what it was exactly.
Our next stop, the Fo Guang Shan temple!
I didn’t even know Rajo was aware of my photo, lol!, and
After this we took a peek at the Love River and headed straight for some local Bubble Tea and then back on the bus we went.
That evening, we had a Chinese dinner and of course, an ‘In the Mood for Love’ theme to play around with! Thanks to the awesome Sidney Yap for lending me a top that transformed my outfit to something more appropriate, I failed to bring a cheongsam for this one and hoped that my red turtleneck and winged eyeliner combo would be enough—it wasn’t. We were treated to another evening of crooning from Markki before we all headed to the Blue Lagoon restaurant (a fave of ours, can you tell?) for some late night snacks. Pam and I decided we couldn’t end the evening here as it was my last one on the trip so we headed to the karaoke room right by the rest for a few songs… and by a few songs I mean 2 hours of karaoke time! Rap Robes and Miko Raval eventually joined us as well as we sang to our hearts’ content —well, two hours and some change. Alas the concert finally ended and it was time to get some shuteye. I was happy to be in bed but extremely sad that it’d be my last one on Superstar Virgo.
And that closes out Day 3! Visit me again tomorrow to read about the last leg of my SuperStar Virgo adventure!
Make it lovely!
When one is getting ready to marry, a certain slew of “musts” are in order – and believe me, a lot of these are pretty tedious – paperwork and planning that threaten to suck the romance out of your wedding. Some “musts” however, are pretty fun, such as the bridal shower or bachelorette’s night! An evening of fun, laughter, adventure and surprises can be expected and that is indeed what I got.
My best friend and one of my maids of honor, Cathy, was in charge of planning the evening with the rest of my bridal entourage plus a few of my closest girlfriends. It was a Friday, we were all coming off of a busy week, so we needed some good food and a couple of drinks.
Knowing my love for everything French, they took me to a lovely dinner at an authentic French restaurant headed by a French Master Chef! Turns out, Impressions in Resorts World Manila is a fixture on best restaurants lists and is run by Chef Cyrille– who happens to be the only Master Chef of France working in the Philippines. How’s that for special? He was even nice enough to welcome us to Impressions and chat with us for a bit.
The soup warmed up our tummies for the feast to come. We were actually served a basket of fresh-baked bread before the soup arrived, and it was so good! So good that it disappeared in a flash, like it was never even there. Lol. The entrée was a roasted pork belly dish stuffed with sisig that
was a surprisingly perfect marriage of French and Filipino cuisines. We finished it all off with flourless chocolate cake for dessert – which was of course my favorite part of any meal, being the sweet toothed gal that I am. All in all, it was a most magnificent dinner that made me feel very special, and I’d like to once again send my compliments to the Chef!
Aside from the exquisite food, another highlight of the evening was the drink of the night — Rafa Sparkling Vino Blanco Dry- a sparkling wine that was light and bubby, just the way we like it.
We called it the magical drink because it never would disappear, every time we took a sip, it somehow seemed to be a full glass once again. Definitely something we couldn’t complain about! It was my first time to try it, and I would totally recommend it for a girls’ night out.
There are many ways to celebrate the twilight of your life as a single lady. Some girls like to have a raunchy time complete with naughty games, while some prefer brunch with mimosas, or a spa day with their girlfriends. I think the most important thing is to know who you are and what you truly enjoy.
For me, I really just wanted a nice, elegant dinner with my dearest and best where we can reminisce about our journey as friends who saw each other through heartbreaks, hilarity, trials, and triumphs, and talk about our hopes for the future.
Thank you, Cathy and everyone who made it happen.
Make it lovely,
Ah, Monday.. everyone’s least favorite day of the week, it’s a lot like that dreaded first day back in reality after a wonderful, much needed vacation that just ended too soon. Nobody likes Mondays, I’m pretty sure we were never really that chummy with each […]