Sunday, March 1, 2015

SG April '14: Day 3 (Part 1)

April 19, 2014

(This is a two-part entry because there's a family part and a friend part - 
I spent lunch and dinner with my family and I was with Camille in between)

The reason why I didn't bring a camera on this trip was because of this.

Ahhhh, thanks Dad! I've been wanting to replace my 7D for a while now.
(Kasi feeling ko hindi talaga kami meant to be) I wanted the new camera to 
be a lot smaller and a lot lighter kaya I did some research and found out about
the 100D. It's so tiny! Now the only heavy thing about my camera is the lens,
pero okay lang kasi it's a lot more manageable na pa rin. And ugh,
I received this lens pa. It's sooo nice iyak tayo guys

(Pero LOL. I didn't use it until I got back to Manila so all the photos from
this day until the end of this trip are still from my phone's camera)

Hello Tess (Sorry I posted this pero I found it funny)

Hello Trachea

While we were walking to Ippudo, we saw a guy with a prosthetic leg. 
Cool diba!!!

Also passed by this cute place where you could go and paint!

At Ippudo they also have those giant manga displays like they have
in Yabu, except yup, the drawings are about ramen, not tonkatsu.
(Check out the guy in the middle, so happy to be reading a ramen manga)

I made a star out of sesame seeds.

It wasn't just Miko who recently celebrated his birthday. Kuya Leo had his just a few
days before, on April 11. He received a gift in Singapore and opened it before we ate.
It was a cute figure of a guy with three cameras! (Kuya Leo is a photographer and a 
member of the Camera Club of the Philippines)


Ate Diday's top had a cute chair pattern on it. I liked it because I like chairs.


After lunch, I met up with Camille. 
Part 2 is where you'll find what we did!
Don't read ahead nalang if you want to 
read about this day in chronological order!


So ayon, I was on the train back to Somerset na. 
Dad suddenly texted me asking where I was, so I started
to panic. Designated meet up time for our trip to the restaurant 
was in around 6 minutes, and I was going to have to 
walk pa from Somerset to the hotel.

When the train doors opened, I made a run for it.
Sa sobrang madali, I went up the wrong exit. Instead of 
ending up inside the mall (the exit I was familiar with), 
I went up the stairs to find a skate park.

More panic ensues.

I ran down the skate park steps because I saw that the mall 
was right across it, but it was a dead end. There was a gate blocking 
the way.  "OMG BAKIT ANG MALAS KO" levels na yung brain ko.

That was the SECOND wrong exit I made and all in under two minutes!!
I could not slow down due to the thought of my father getting very enggry,
so I made a quick turn and ran back up the stairs to find a different way 
out of the skate park. Finally I'm in the mall, then out the other end of
the mall, then at Cineleisure, then at the back entrance of Mandarin,
then at the lobby. They were all there waiting but Dad didn't get angry, yahu!

This was what I looked like:

There were so many of us that we needed to take a bus!
That's Mr. Alan-dude and Tita Lani in front, Tita Mimi next to
Tito Ronny (not seen), Dad behind them, and Dad's friend who 
I do not know on the single left seat. (Plus Uncle Jimmy, Ate Diday, 
Kuya Leo, Pammy, Tisha, Tracy, Miko, and Ana - that's me! - in the back)

Pow Sing! (As you may have noticed, we cannot go to Singapore without
having Hainanese Chicken Rice.)

Omg though. We weren't able to get down from the bus agad when we 
got there. The driver was about to let us down in the driveway
then park when we suddenly heard shouting. A police car was parked beside 
us and a policewoman was telling us to get out of the way because she wanted 
to leave first (I am assuming this is what she was saying because from inside 
the bus she looked like she was going to punch us if we didn't move) 
We never found out why she was doing that, but even if it was because of an 
emergency somewhere, I didn't think it was right to be shouting and angry 
and nagwawala in front of a bus. There was a proper - ehem respectful ehem - 
way to do that, 'no. This is how she looked like. What a scary lady.

After all that was over, we finally got to go in. The place looks a lot newer now!
(Or baka feel ko lang yun. Wa ko knows.)

I got Milo because Milo is yummy in Singapore.

I love you

Miko took me to a little ice cream place nearby after eating because he wanted some 
dessert. While he was paying I saw this ice cream cake on display and I wanted
to eat all the tiny marshmallows. Tiny marshmallows are awesome.

Wow nucks OBEY + CDG amazing

Uncle Jimmy did a head count as we entered the bus (Field trip?)

We had plans to meet up with some of Miko's friends (One of them, Pia, 
is Tisha's batch mate from grade school) pero they weren't there yet kaya
we went back to Cathay and looked at Left Foot (I love Left Foot guys)

Ayon that was Day 3 tah-dah!
I never know how to end entries. :-/

Saturday, January 31, 2015

SG Apr '14: Day 1 + 2

April 17, 2014

April 16 is Miko's birthday. Ate Diday told me that they were 
planning a trip to Singapore to surprise him, and I was super excited
because I wanted to go too, but our flight was a day late! (No more
seats on the plane? Or maybe I had work? I can't remember)

Flew to Singapore with my parents and Tito Ronny's family.

Everything was normal, we headed down the same escalator and 
lined up for immigration, except when it was my turn, they didn't let
me through. The officer gave my passport back to me and told me to go
to the immigration office. By that time everyone else was already on the 
other side of the gate, so I just sent my dad a text telling him what was going
on. When I went to the counter, they didn't tell me anything about why I wasn't
let through- they just told me to go straight to the room they had on the side. 

At this point nashoshokotei na ako, because when I went inside, I saw two
women already asleep on their bags. Uhm. Was I going to end up like them?!?!?!
I was thinking maybe they stopped me because they saw I had a police report filed
from losing my passport? After a few minutes, a lady in a uniform comes in and
motions for me to follow her (parang hindi ata uso magsalita dito, guys) into a
small room next to our seats. She led me to a computer that was already on, tapos
she had me enter all my fingerprints into a USB reader. After that she just told me
I was done and I was like HUH ba't ganon so kinapalan ko na fezz ko and I straight
up asked her why they needed my prints and all I got from her was "just checking."

Although I didn't get an actual reason for why I was stopped, I was glad to get out
of there. I had to line up at immigration again and wait for my turn - Tita Mimi
was waiting for me at the other side because she was scared that I was scared daw :-))

Oh, here's a drawing of that immigration office room I was sent to:

As usual, I picked the seat next to all the luggage because I like corners.
Wa ko knows.

I don't know why I don't have photos of dinner, but I don't.
Apparently we met up with Sheena though! I think this was at
Dhoby Ghaut station - if I remember correctly, we came from
Cathay Cineplex? AH! Yeah! I took Tracy with me to meet up
with Miko at Plaza Singapura kasi that's where he was having
dinner and we were planning to play billiards at Cathay pero it was
raining really hard. After standing at the entrance for a while and
realizing the rain wasn't gonna stop anytime soon, we decided to make
a run for it (kasi Cathay is right next door naman)

April 18, 2014

Hello from our banyo (I was rooming with Tisha on this trip -
those are our pajamas at the back)

Ate Diday wanted us to eat at Ippudo (Mandarin Gallery) for lunch
kasi super yummy daw, pero the line was too long when we got there.
Went to the restaurant next to it nalang. Look at the cute cow logo!

The place's name is Ito-Kacho and I liked it because I like luto-luto.

This is a king crab claw.

Tess wearing my sunglasses

After lunch we passed by Dad and Uncle Jimmy at a restaurant in the
same building so we could say hi. They were selling black waffles.

Spent the afternoon at Takashimaya. The two girls getting their salted caramel
macaron fix at Ladurèe (it's the only flavor they eat)

I found a Japanese Pokemon magazine at Kungkanikanino!
(Also known as Kinokuniya)
Yes I admit I only bought it for the blanket

Ugh why are the Japanese so cute irita

Tisha on the other bed: "What the hell, Annie."

French frie jacket in preparation for movie night
(we were going to watch The Other Woman)

Had a quick dinner in Din Tai Fung, Paragon.
That yellow thing on the right side of the photo is a
cute crab made out of xiao long bao dough!


Took a photo of a guy slicing stuff

~*Went to Shaw to watch movie*~

Tisha got a sundae on the way home and her cone had a
hole in it so I took a photo

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Meraki: Maidens of Sound


Last April 13, 2014 I planned to go to this music + art thing at
Fort with my friends because I'm a really big fan of June Marieezy.
I used to freak out every time I saw her around Taft, ok.
(If you don't know her, please check her out!) 

It was our monthsary too so I thought it would be perfect
to celebrate with great music + our friends!

When I saw the poster for the event, the art style reminded me of
a wall in High Street so I decided to do some research kasi fun
mag research. (Admit it you guys, you miss your thesis and I
guess just school in general after it's over! For Sir YC Kong's
MMABIZ2 kids, "ANAK NG! ... Citation Machine....")

Tried to find the artist who made the poster, found out that
the artist's name is Dee Jae Paeste, looked through some Google
 images then tenenenen, lo and behold, I was right! This is a photo
of Dee Jae standing in front of his painting at High Street!
I stole this from

I didn't take a lot of photos that night cos I honestly just really wanted
to watch June kasi I have never seen her live before and this concert
of sorts was supposed to be a send off for her and for another
artist called Low Leaf who is also very very cool! They both don't
live in Manila and this was supposed to be their last gig. (June ended up staying
in Manila though pero okay lang at least I still got to see her, and sa Fort pa,
so it was super near! I don't think I'll ever be allowed to go to Malasimbo
or any music festival that's outside Manila so this was super lucky!)

SimilarObjects <--- He's awesome!
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RAW (as in Fuego from those FlipTop rap battles, guys)
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Gosh you guys I was so kilig in this moment. A bunch of people were hanging
out in front and I really wanted to get a photo so Carlos was nice enough to
let me go ahead and leave them at the back while I crawled my way to get
a nice spot. Agh, she was amazing!
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I got a picture of her smiling! :-(
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After the gig, we saw June walking around and talking to people kaya
my friends started telling me to go ask her for a photo pero masyado po
akong nastar-struck please. After freaking out for a bit and deciding to head
home, we run into Luis (aka my amazing film friend) and he tells me he's
gonna ask her for a photo. At this point the friends I'm with are hitting me
and making YIIIIIIIIE sounds and I get even more nervous.

Luis drags me back inside and we look for her. When he sees her, he really just
walks over and starts a conversation with her and I'm just standing there behind
him thinking, "Oh my god I look like a freaking idiot just standing here staring
HOW THE HELL IS HE DOING THIS RIGHT NOW" pero I couldn't do anything
else talaga ano ba =(( As Luis promised though, I did get that pic! Pero na-ashame
ako sa fezz ko kaya here, look at how pretty she is nalang. She wasn't too comfortable
with what was happening and she left kaya Luis didn't get to take another shot
pero HELLER I'm so happy with this na 'no!!!??!
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I couldn't find any links to RAW's music but this is a collab
between June + RAW para you hear something from him pa rin nye he he

Heehee and watch this video of her song Fly, because it's so nice