Archive for February 2016

went to sm megamall a few days back to run some errands they still have chinese new year decor and i wasn’t really supposed to look around but…


i saw some plates on display that were painted with totoro and jiji, lol. and i ogled a few more, found out these were made by a family of chinese artists and their students. that’s kind of cool…


the ‘exhibit’ had a huge posters with xin nian kwai le 2016′ on it… so i’m assuming that’s what it’s called, there were lanterns and other paintings but i kind of liked the plates more. some are painted with fruits and flowers, thought those were pretty. there were some with animals but i’m partial to the flowers, haha.


and then this one’s my favorite, not sure if these are blue daisies or some perennial but it’s just so lovely!

yun lang. gusto ko lang share nu ba, haha.

♥ melai

the truth is i’m not really fond of concerts, the crowd can get noisy and you can’t skip to your favorite songs but i was extremely excited for months for the one ok rock concert that maki and i were going to attend. i’d taken a liking to this band since they showed the rurouni kenshin live action movies and err… the drummer is particularly cute, heehee.


we arrived at the moa arena on the day of the concert looking like we’d gotten into a battle with a horde of zombies, it was a concert they said, but no… it was a challenge! the lines were horrible and we were vip ticket holders at that. kind ma’am or sir from sm, please fix your, uh, queueing system or whatever it’s called. it was more organized inside the arena itself though.

my pixxors are more of a light show, because i wanted to follow the rules and just bought my phone instead of my point and shoot… these are japanese performers and japanese people are big on rules and respect.


one ok rock sang some of my favorites, heartache, mighty long fall, wherever you are, and the beginning… pretty amazed at how perfect everything sounded. on the other hand, i think they were surprised at how we all knew the lyrics to all the songs.

they teased the crowd after singing the beginning saying they were down to the last song but then came back after the crowd requested them to, after which they played a lot more songs and ended everything with a ninety degree bow. also tomoya (my bias, forever. yes, forever!) blurted out “mahal kita” before leaving the stage so eun… mahal din kita tomoya kanki, hahaha!

yun lang. my head hurt a bit after all that headbanging, hope one ok rock visits the philippines again.

♥ melai

we went to bag of beans afterwards… because the people i was with are eating machines, haha. also, it’s hard to decline dessert.


the place reminded me of our old house in quezon where we’d eat lunches alfresco while enjoying the sea breeze.


i still take food pixxors. i believe there’s nothing wrong documenting your food especially if it annoys your best friend, teehee! i had panna cotta and some root beer float, took a pixxor of someone’s chocolate mousse and caramel macchiato.


we camwhored like tourists, lulz… but this was my favorite pixxor. after more pixxor taking and dessert lamon, umuwi na kami.

yun lang.

♥ melai

hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.