Thursday, November 08, 2012

...delayed HK post

we went last August (yeah i know, 3 months delayed lol).. even though we stayed for almost 8 days, we didn't go around that much.. Raymond lives in this awesome area called Causeway Bay so we basically just walked around and I shopped haha. We did go to Oceanpark.. on a weekday (a wednesday) but boyyyyy was that a bad idea. OMG there was soooo much people (i think it was a discount day or something for the locals).. we didn't have lunch at Causeway Bay thinking we'll just have lunch at Ocean Park but we couldn't even go to any restaurant because the queue was so friggin long!! plus this was August so it was the heat of the summer and i was sooo sweaty i swear, libag was forming on my body with every step i made LOL. i think we were only able to eat after 2 hours of waiting.. you would think after all that waiting the food would be good but it was just so-so but at least the view was fantastic. we were muuuch too lazy to walk around and try the rides so we just saw the Panda after eating (also because the Panda was in an enclosed AC room lol) then went home and vowed never to go on a summer on Ocean Park again!

this was just right next to our table in the restaurant. nice view, right?

look at me shiny with sweat. lol.

still smiling even thru the heat!

my ever smiling binogski!!

i'm actually showing off my Jeffrey Campbell sneaker wedges here haha!!

see what Gavin is holding? It's a fan with a spray mist.. OMG you should've seen Gavin just spraying himself and he was literally already dripping and he didn't care because it was just sooo darn hot! (gavin is not much of a water baby)

as you can see from our pictures we mostly just walked around and didn't try any rides.. the queues were so darn long and hot! we did go to this cable car ride! it was pretty scary! it was a looooong ride and the wind was strong so the cable would swing sideways wahaha.

here at the Panda center. we stayed here for a while to cool off because it was airconditioned.

my parents came with us!

In Causeway bay, we just walked around and absorbed the sights.. i loooove eating there.. and so do the kids! they have the nicest rice and soup (literally, it wasn't congee, it was rice.. with soup and you get to choose your toppings like chicken, fish balls, veggies, mushrooms, etc.. the kids loved it)
shopping at Causeway Bay is amazing! there's a huuuge Forever21 store (that closes at 1am!! i can put the kids to sleep then walk there!), at Times Square (really near my raymond's place) there's a Bershka, a Pull and Bear.. even nearer is a Uniqlo, and a Muji! all you need now is the money haha.

Here's me smiling so brightly in front of Forever 21 hahaha

There was also an IKEA at Causeway Bay! went there to buy the cheap things (that we don't need but we just THINK we need) at IKEA and eat the swedish meatballs.

This was at night after the kids slept.. since my parents were with us, Raymond and I could walk around and spend some quality time together, just the two of us.

The trick to eating Street Food at a foreign country is to check out what the locals are buying! I did that and it did not disappoint!

We also went to Jumbo Restaurant, we took a taxi to the ferry and we first thought we were lost. But it turned out just a long walk and the taxi driver did drop us at the right spot.

This was at the Ferry Terminal.. we first thought of doing a bus tour (but we've already been to all the places included in the tour). Look at me still using the Ergobaby carrier..first with gavin, now with binog.. best purchase ever! I still use this for binog when he doesn't want to stay at the stroller and wants to be carried!

We saw the fishing boats.. this was where the taxi driver dropped us and we thought we were lost so we took a LOT of pictures para sulit just in case we were REALLY lost lol.

It had a very fishy smell but still the breeze was pleasant so we were comfortable there amidst the summer heat. If you walk around you can actually see some small restaurants setting up by the bay. We were afraid to try any of them because we were still hoping at that point to find the Jumbo Restaurant. But at least we knew we wouldn't go hungry there!

here we are in front of the restaurant! we were able to find the free ferry service going to the floating restaurant. BTW, the food sucked HAHAHA! it was extremely overpriced and we had MUCH, MUCH better chinese food around Causeway bay. But the decor was well maintained so it was just good to experience it!

We just took lots of pictures again to compensate for the sucky food haha.

Look at Gavin with his crazy poses!

This was the side of the boat where they kept the live fishes
That's it for now. I want to go back to HK! again and again for the shopping but maybe not on a summer haha!

Monday, November 05, 2012

...favorite OOTDs

... yeah, you can say i'm a late bloomer when it comes to fashion. seriously, i just did not care at all about it. i think i only began to love it when i started working again... i was so out of it, i had to google 'office fashion' so i would know what kind of pants/corporate attire to i was introduced to , and a lot of manila bloggers that i really like (young ones haha) granted, my looks nowadays are really bordering of what we think of as corporate but i've become a bit more fearless when it comes to what i wear at work. i know what i like and seriously, i enjoy the weird looks haha. (you know filipinos, kinda conservative..)

so this was my last post.. its a rare girly, pink color for me.. i got the top at Cotton ON asia website for only 10sgd and had it free shipped to HK.. and of course, my cutest accessory on my arms :) look who decided to join me in my OOTDs! good morning binog!!

and i just love crosses. you know, i think its true when they say that bloggers have the same look.. its just the trends.. i love everything with crosses, skulls, camoflauge, lace, leather, denim.. and its sorta across the board.. i follow a lot of fashionable people who i just adore in instagram and we usually got the same likes! but of course, everyone has their own style and that's where the creativity gets fun. plaid and crosses. excited for my son's 2nd birthday this friday!  #fashiondiaries #fashion #lookbook #ootd #outfitoftheday #ootdmagazine #ootnmagazine #wiwt #whatiwore #instafashion #me

another one of my faves are printed bottoms! i just looooove love them. printed leggings are so cheap here in the philippines.. i can get a brand new one for just 2.5usd.. and just put on a plain top and i instantly feel stylish. its kinda my uniform, printed bottoms and plain tops! crazy print leggings! my uniform lol #fashiondiaries #fashion #lookbook #ootd #ootdmagazine #wiwt #whatiwore #instafashion #me #leggings

i just love this lace skirt. i love that i can wear it chic/sophisticated or casual like the look below. i bought the top and skirt at cotton on here in manila but i still feel its so friggin expensive. i've never bought a cotton on merchandise for more than 20sgd! so its frustrating to find cotton on is waaay more expensive than in sg or hk. lucky my hubby works in hk so i can have them free shipped at his office hehe. finally able to go to a #cottononph store here in manila! im a happy camper  #fashiondiaries #fashion #lookbook #ootd #ootdmagazine #wiwt #whatiwore #instafashion #me

and this is a really simple look that i love. i just love denim and frayed jeans. and the jeans are in army green, which is so on trend right now so double the love! just paired it with a cheapo heel i got for 500php at Centropel and i felt instantly chic. just a lazy #fashiondiaries love denim and green combo. #ootd #outfitoftheday #lookbook #wiwt #whatiwore #instafashion #asianfashion #manilafashionfinds #philippinestreetfashion

and the last look i want to share is another girly look.. lace peplum! i love lace and the peplum trend cause it gives my stick figure a waist and hips. and again, printed bottoms! feeling girly today with my peplum top and floral pants #fashiondiaries #fashion #lookbook #ootd #outfitoftheday #wiwt #whatiwore #instafashion #me that's it.. follow me in instagram! i'm go_geri Follow @go_geri

...binog's 2nd birthday

we had a simple swimming party for binog's 2nd birthday.. just rented a private pool here in antipolo called 'The City Hideaway'.. we rented it back on my 30th birthday so we already knew what to expect... meaning, we knew about the dogs.. when we got there, the caretaker (who doesn't smile. come on kuya, it wouldn't hurt) after much persisting said 'ginagawan na nga ng paraan eh'.. whatever he did, it didn't work. he even said "wala po ba kayong aso?".. in my mind i was like "even if i did have, doesn't mean i like other people's dogs! heck, i don't even like other people's kids lol" i had to devise my own plan.. you know.. i'm not an animal hater.. but darn it, i don't like 4 puppies, 3 dogs roaming around in my party.. seriously, i did not pay for them, so i don't want them there LOL. they usually came from down the stairs so i blocked the stairs with their own plastic lounger. of course the puppies still managed to pass thru that mini challenge but i would like to think it deterred them a little bit.

anyway, on to the party.. it was raining A LOT (had a typhoon) just the day before so i prayed for a miracle and Lord, did He grant it. (i knew malakas parin ako sa kanya kahit papaano haha) Some dark skies threatened but it did not drop a single rainfall, Thank the Lord! Our invited guests were just my family and relatives and our officemates so it was a small, manageable party.

binog loved the pool a lot! there was a house with 2 airconditioned rooms so he was able to take a nap as well. even Kuya Gavin was game to swim (believe me, Gavin is not a water baby lol).

our theme was angry birds (mostly because of his Kuya who is obssessed with angry birds! just google evantubeHD and gavin knows ALL the friggin toys) and Pangs bought some stuff in HK markets (because i didn't have time to go to Divi). i liked the stuff he bought, mostly for adults.. like Uno Stacko angry birds, pencils, lunch boxes, coin purses and balloons.

The balloons were hard to inflate, we didn't have an air pump so it was mostly my very kind and helpful teammates in CAI, who went straight to our party for their shift that helped with inflating them. next time, i'll have to be prepared for that kind of stuff. (or like the past birthdays.. just make someone do them for us haha)

so here are some of the pictures! next up.. my birthday! :)

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and the photo of the day.. of my nephew getting thrown in the pool :)