Sunday’s Laughter

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It was a Sunday and I was all prepared for what to wear on an evening concert with my Mom and Lovely, unfortunately my Mom forgot where she put my dress.  I was about to lose my composure and throw in a mood but I kept cool and picked an old dress, matched it up with a blue skirt.  It wasn’t my best but I just needed something to wear to church.  When we arrived at Ayala, I told my mom I had to buy a new dress, she was like “WHAT!” I gave her my sarcastic look and she let me on the loose.

I had a dress in mind from People are People but as I passed by Zara, they were on Sale.  So I jump in to the fashion wagon and looked for the perfect style to match the jacket that I was wearing.  After 15-20 minutes of browsing and fitting different styles, I finally picked a gorgeous V-neck striped dress which perfectly fits my peach knitted blazer.
I know it was such an impulsive purchase but somehow I loved the dress even more.  It was an easy to wear Sunday dress which spells sophistication and comfort.  This look comprises the perfect length, chicness with a touch of  youthful vibe.
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Dress: Zara
Jacket: Promod
Cut-out Heels: Follie
Structured Handbag: Parfois
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 After church, my mom, Lovely and I had a sumptuous dinner at Oh George Cafe before we head off to the concert.  We had a blast laughing our asses out and I was trying to make sure not to fall down from my seat from extreme laughter.  The comedy concert was totally worth it, even if it was a target of controversy after the show.  Sometimes I wonder what goes through the mind of these highly moral and conservative people who can’t take a tiny green joke into a good one.  Geez people loosen up. Kisses.  Enjoy the photos.
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Me, Lovely and Mom
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We are a crazy bunch.
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Mandatory Selfie.

Grey Engagement

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Lunch Date after the great news unfolded.

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OOTD

Top: Promod

Pants: Forever21

Shoes: Follie

Bag: Parfois

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The past few days I’ve been running around and is still high somewhere between cloud nine and heaven from all the beautiful things that happened in my life.  I am ENGAGED! Yes, caps lock to emphasise that beautiful news.  I still couldn’t believed that I am actually engaged.

I know I have written a lot of love stories in this little corner of mine, but I just couldn’t miss to share to all my wonderful friends and readers this magical moment.  I have written a long Thank you post in my Facebook but let me go ahead and share to you how the entire thing unfolded right before my very eyes.
I know for a fact that a proposal is about to happen this year, Jul and I were starting to plan already about our wedding.  As regards with the proposal, Jul didn’t have any idea where to start, and since I am such a princess, it was such a toll on him to create something memorable for us to cherish for the rest of our lives.  Few days before his scheduled vacation in Cebu, I planned a small birthday surprise for him, my friends and I were talking in a separate group chat about it, it was not a big thing but only a gathering of common friends celebrating his birthday.  Everything was all set but I have this feeling that probably, just probably, he might propose to me but everything went down the drain when I saw no enthusiasm in his face on his birthday.
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That secret birthday surprise for the Boyf turned Fiancé.
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The sweetest Thank You, hug.
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As I was trying to give out false reasons to distract him before arriving at the expected place.  He was also preoccupied about some tiny news about his mother.  So while I was cheering him up and opened the door inside the Videoke room, I just couldn’t paint his epic reaction.  Right before our very eyes, his jaws just dropped because he wasn’t expecting us to throw him a small party.  I was very proud of myself for pulling out a simple yet unforgettable birthday gift for him.
While we were settled down, eating our dinner and singing our hearts out.  The idea of him proposing to me, the night of his birthday disappeared, I must confess though, I am not exactly the type of person who gets easily surprised because I always figure things out before a surprise actually happens.  But a number of my friends were able to pull it off perfectly and that includes Jul with his unique ways of melting my heart out.
While we were enjoying our margarita shots, I was so distracted while talking to my friends when Jul suddenly pulled me to get up and sing with him.  I was saying NO because I was still busy, but he insisted and right before I could get up, I saw one of our friends handing Jul a bouquet of Blue Roses.  Right from that moment I went ballistic.  (I know I have been waiting for that specific sign for my soulmate, for Mr. 27 to come, but all my hopes were gone because honestly speaking I only have a few months to go before I reach 30).  That is why when I saw Jul carrying those Blue Roses, I just couldn’t control myself from crying.
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My girls, thank you for being my Lucky Stars.
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The most participative and supportive audience.  Thank you again guys.
You know, I would have imagined my proposal to be romantic, quite, beautiful, emotional and composed just like what you see in the movies but that was not really the case.   I was so focused on the Blue Rose that I forgot that Jul was going to propose.  He uttered some words but I couldn’t hear a thing.  I guess it’s really true, when you are in that situation, you could never hear a single thing anymore, you could never control your emotions, or even know what you are suppose to do.
Of course at the very end, Jul went down on one knee, and perfectly said my whole name and asked me to marry him… After screaming my hearts content and trying to compose myself, I said  YES!
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It wasn’t the perfect and composed proposal, it wasn’t even the most romantic one, but after seeing the video, what I saw was US.  I couldn’t ask for any other proposal than that.  It shows the real us, how unruly and noisy I get when I am surprised, how calm and smooth Jul is, everything shows the real US, as a couple.  Jul has his ways and somewhat he hasn’t disappointed me yet.  I was even proud of him for asking permission from my parents and brothers before proposing to me.  That simple yet nerve wracking step was the most important thing he has ever done.
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All smiles and still on a high.  
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My friends were asking, if I could have seen it coming, well at first I had a tiny idea which faded as the day unfolded, but looking at the proposal video, honestly it is more funny and hilarious to watch compared to all sweet and romantic proposal videos I have ever seen.  The entire night was filled with fun and shocking moments, but still it felt sweet in the end, I felt a little blacked out because of the intense feeling of happiness that clouded my entire system.  I couldn’t be any happier.  Every time I look at my finger I couldn’t help but freak out, I can still vividly remember the rush of emotions and the look on Jul’s face when I said YES.
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I could not be more excited to be spending the rest of my life with Jul, my Mr. 27, my soulmate, my team mate and now my fiance.  Eek, it still gives me chills while saying the word fiance, hahahaha!.  He really has his own ways and I am so proud of him for pulling it off and how he perfectly planned an imperfect but memorable one.
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Happily Engaged.
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Some photos were taken during his birthday surprise but my outfit shots were taken a day after he proposed when everything was still fresh from our memory.  We had lunch together and talked about what happened the night before.  I was so eager to asked him when he bought the ring, how he pulled it off and why the blue rose.  It was a blissful moment and by far I feel that I am the luckiest girl in the world.  Super thankful for everything.  Finally all my lucky stars has aligned and I can’t wait to begin another exciting chapter of my life.  
Check out the video.  ENJOY!!!
Kisses,
HappyGirl

Sweet Adventures in Sumilon Island

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After our Oslob getaway, we spent a day at Sumilon Island, located at the southeastern tip of  Oslob, the 24 hectare island holds one of the best white sand beaches in Cebu with varieties of aquamarine hues. Soaking up and exploring the island were just the tiring activities I had to endure.  I was accompanied by adventure seekers thus, exploring the entire island was a must.  I was grumpy solely because I wasn’t ready to trek the entire place, I was only ready to enjoy the beach and get a perfect tan.  Unfortunately the rest of the gang wanted to roam around and reach the island’s famous watch tower. So after digging in with our sumptuous lunch from Maribago Bluewaters, we took off and parade all the way to the mountain top of the area. While all the boys were enjoying the mystical rock stone formation of the area, I was not entirely in the mood, I was such a princess complaining because I was very tired and it was so damn hot.  Good thing, the boyf was patient enough to take a few shots of me and right after, I felt better.
We were able to explore only half of the island, because we only have limited time to go back to Cebu.  Thus, we spent the remaining few hours in their infinity pool.  Good thing everything ended well, after the call time to head back to Cebu.  My tiny princess situation was cured by the surreal view of the island.
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If you want to visit Sumilon Island, you can head directly to Bluewater Sumilon which is located a few kilometers away from the famous Whale Shark area.  They offer free boat transfers from Oslob to the Island (vice-versa).  Usual rate starts at 1,500 per person inclusive of lunch buffet.
I am including a video clip done by my dear brother for our Summer Escapade.  This a collection of all the places we’ve been through this summer.  Again, ENJOY!
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Oslob Adventures. Summer 2015

 

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Jordan, Lucky and Lovely
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After our Bantayan Escapade the gang went home, changed our bags and prepared for another trip to the Southern part of Cebu.  I was quite thrilled since it will be the third time for the boyf and I to explore the south, the last time was during his first vacation in Cebu, April of last year.  So after taking a quick break we then head out as early as six in the morning.
Our first stop was to visit the gentle giants of the South.  I wasn’t able to blog about the first time I visited the place because I was too busy last year.  So let me make a small throwback about our experience in Oslob.  It was such a thrilling experience for me and the boyf, we were both afraid of the gentle giants. Imagine me screaming my ass out every time they swam beside me. All the fishermen were literally laughing at the both of us. Good thing was, even if the boyf was scared, he was still man enough to keep a close watch on me. It was one of the most amazing 20 minutes of our vacation.
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The Gentle Giants.
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I was actually scared as hell.
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Same thing happened to my brother, Jordan and Lovely but they did well in their pictures in comparison to us. I am putting a short clip of the whale shark experience which my brother took while swimming with them.
Right after visiting the whale sharks we then headed off to the beautiful and enchanted Tumalog Falls. It was also our second time there but it was a fun-filled and different experience with the entire gang.
So again, I am going to bombard you with amazing photos of the Whale Sharks and the Falls, these are just one of the many reasons why you must come, visit and experience Cebu.  Enjoy.  Kisses xoxox
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Tumalog Falls
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Boljoon. Chasing Sunsets

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Cebu Club Fort Med Panorama shot.  Chasing sunset.
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Calm Sea
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My Crew
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Crazy Friends.
Summer will never be complete without the aid of your bestest friends.  Right after my Tagaytay Solo Trip I jumped in and prepared my stuff for our Boljoon Roadtrip.  It wasn’t my first time to visit Club Fort Med, last year me and my crew went on a roadtrip with a few set of new friends. But this summer, two cars went on an epic adventure.  Jhessa and I were the designated drivers, call time was a bit early so I only had a few hours of sleep but my excitement kept me pumping to drive south for 2-3 gruesome hours.
I’ve said this a lot of times before I am completely fascinated by the summer sunshine, the wonderful smell of the ocean breeze, and the tingling sensation when your feet touches the sand.  I think I was really born to be an Island Girl and I can live in an island forever.
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Water Gypsies.
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Goofing around with my loves.
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My favorite sisters.
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Summer Sunset
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Jenine and Moi
It was such a great experience, Cebu Club Fort offers the nicest facilities, too bad we only had trouble connecting with the outside world.  There’s such thing as limited mobile connection probably because it is situated in a secluded area where network signals might not able to reach. The place is good for team buildings so that no outside communication can disturb you, even for couples who want to have their complete relaxation and sexy time hahahaha!  Just a gentle reminder, we had a tiny problem with their customer service but all in all, I’d probably visit the place over and over again.
So, I’d let the pictures to the talking, it gives more justice to my crazy adventure in comparison to me blabbing about it, hahahahha!!! Enjoy, toddles!
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My mandatory Yoga Pose.
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Goodbye group shot.
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Top: Thrifted
Shorts: H&M
FlipFlops: Colon Finds
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunnies: H&M
Watch: Cotton On