If you have been reading this blog for quite some time now, you would know I love trying out different restaurants. I sometimes go back to the same restaurant only if it is accessible to me and if I really loved the food. Another restaurant I tried recently is La Creperie. It is not really a new restaurant but because the street where it is located is not crowded, you wouldn't think there is a nice restaurant there. And because the ambiance was to our taste and the price is not too steep we decided to go ahead and try it out.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
It's been more than 2 weeks now since I watched the BigBang Made Tour concert and until today, I still have major PCD. If I can relive those moments again, I will. BigBang was just really amazing and everyone had a great time. It was my first Kpop concert and I wasn't fully prepared. I had work and other stuff going on so there was very little time for me to prepare anything. But I sure learned a lot from this experience and if I ever watch BigBang perform again, I know what to bring with me and I will be fully equipped to enjoy the experience more. If you are going to your first Kpop concert, here the things I found essential (aside from the mos important thing which is your ticket) so you can have a funner and more memorable experience:
Sunday, August 16, 2015
A trip to Kuala Lumpur will not be complete without going to Batu Caves. It is one of the most popular attractions there. It is a Hindu shrine and one of the most popular one outside of India.
In my observation, Malaysia is heavily influenced by Hinduism and Islam - both are the dominant religion there, if my observation proves correct. As such, most attractions there for tourists relate to both religions. For Hinduism, it is the Batu Caves. For Islam, there is the Masjid Negra, also known as the Grand Mosque, which we failed to see because it was already closed when we got there. Going back to Batu Caves - every article and blog post we read prior to going to Kuala Lumpur suggested this place. It was quite far from the city center but worth the trip.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
I made a quick trip to Sephora and Sasa in KLCC Suria mall before heading back to our apartment during our last night in Kuala Lumpur. I didn't do much shopping there because we don't have enough time. We went to this particular mall because we were already hungry from all the walking we did that day and because we were waiting for dawn to see the lights of the Petronas Towers and KL Tower. There were so many Sephora shops around KL and I am so envious because we don't have that here in the Philippines. I wanted to go all out and purchase more but I had to restrain myself as I have another trip coming up. I had to cave in and be satisfied with the few things I got. If only money grows on trees, I might have purchase the entire Sephora store.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Whenever I travel, I often book at hotels listed in Agoda. Of course you get better rates in Agoda because they offer discounts and most of those listed offer free buffet breakfast which is always a plus. I am the type of traveler who wants everything to be convenient - I don't want to think much of where to eat and what to eat so the buffet breakfast is always a winning factor. But I've always envied how dreamy and instagram worthy the apartments posted in airbnb are. I have heard many great things about the website and the people whose houses/apartments are listed there so my friend and I decided, why not. We were looking for a house/apartment we could rent all to our own but they were kinda expensive. So we settle for a private room instead. It was the best decision we made.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
I never thought I would enjoy Legoland as much as I did. It was the highlight of my trip to Malaysia. It was about 4 hours by bus away from Kuala Lumpur (it is nearer Singapore than Kuala Lumpur) but my friend and I still made the trip. It was worth the money and time. I particularly enjoyed the lego replica of various Asian landmarks such as Wat Arun of Thailand, Taj Mahal of India, Angkor Wat of Cambodia and the Forbidden City of China. They were a work of art. I can't imagine how much time, effort, and lego blocks went into creating these landmarks. Even the shadows are replicated. Each landmark was constructed with so much effort and attention to detail. We didn't go to the water park because that would mean spending more time inside the theme park. We only had half a day to explore and that is enough only for Legoland without the water park. Nonetheless, I had so much fun here and there were so many places that are OOTD background worthy.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Nars Orgasm blush and Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are both products that everyone seems to be using. People who have used both claim they are one of the best blushes there is. Aside from the nice color, they are also pigmented. But both are not cheap. Nars costs $30US and Tarte costs $28. Not much difference in price tag - both are quite pricey. But are they really worth it? Which would give more value for money?