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late post is late. haven’t blogged in a while because… life, haha. and so, we went to the up lantern parade some, ahem, three months ago. it was as always, really fun but there were so many people that night it was somewhat difficult to get good photos.

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the building lights and the floats were very nice though, they had this ‘film’ theme going on too. on a side note, there was one point when, in an attempt to catch up with the floats, we tried crossing the whole of the sunken garden… which was very unwise, haha, but… at least to me, it was a funny moment (hey, i was wearing a dress and skate shoes with the waffles sticking to the wet ground). we stopped trying to cross after a few meters.

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we ended the night eating at the chocolate kiss cafe, i hadn’t eaten there in a long time, they still make all the old cakes (like dayap and devil’s food) and the acid orange tea. on a side note, if you’re going to have the bahay ng alumni as your meet-up place (which i did), better inform your unfamiliar friends that it is a building inside of up diliman… in my case everyone was asking “who” the alumni was… “bahay ng alumni? sinong alumni?”, nyahaha.

yun lang.

♥ melai

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we were finally able to go to the nook cafe some weeks ago (they were having their airconditioning system fixed when we dropped by the first time) and i thought it was kind of magical… it was small but it had all sorts of harry potter themed stuff complete with a cupboard under the stairs that made everything seem cozy.

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the food was great too, i had the triple s pasta (spicy spanish sardines) and golden snitch ganache, which were utterly cute.

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we played around the second floor after eating… that’s graize and her little ravenclaw friend up top and then there’s me… was actually sorted in gryffindor in pottermore, so was pretty happy i got to wear that house’s robes, huzzah!

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we lounged around the second floor for a bit, it was filled with harry potter merchandise including a sorting hat, books, wands, owls, and other props.

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but what i thought was the best thing there was the huge mural which looked like a cross between diagon alley and hogwarts… it was very well-drawn and i thought it was kind of pretty…

so eun, the nook cafe kind of made me want to read the books again… will definitely come back!

yun lang.

♥ melai

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just wanted to document our brief food quest to lazy bastard, it was very near our workplace and well… we forced our lazy selves to wake up a wee bit earlier and drop by…

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the place is kind of cool and somewhat cozy at the same time. they’ve got a lot of punny (yes, with a p) stuff going around the menu…

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and they have a great penchant for bacon too… which is of course, one of life’s greatest things…

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we even had extra bacon added to our chicken sandwiches, which was very good by the way. so eun, will always grab some chow here!

yun lang. cheers to more food quests!

♥ melai

so i did mention that graize had included a sort of outreach to children at jomalig island and that we’d prepare some slippers and school stuff beforehand on the boat and i was really looking forward to handing those out but…

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i’d been expecting to get some rest after going around jomalig’s beaches, just that the kids had already gathered as soon as we got back and in a few minutes we were arranging slippers and school supplies!

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we had the kids line up with the little ones up front…

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everyone wanted to help including the elders that lived around the area. on a side note, the girls were wishing we’d bought more but we could only carry so much…

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we all took a group pixxor in front of the beach once we were done. it was a very memorable experience, when i genuinely felt happy. they say you get a kind of high when you help people, and it’s true, make other people happy and you’ll be happy too.

yun lang.

♥ melai

so graize was so kind to take me with her on one of her trips together with her friends sometime last november… and i was so lucky to be able to set out to jomalig island with pretty girls… on a side note, some pixxors shown here are theirs.

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we took a van to real, quezon, did some groceries, and ate lomi… i never really finished an entire bowl of it before because i thought it tasted weird but it was kind of ok this time, i actually finished this.

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our boat ride was already waiting at the port when we arrived, we were kind of early, and that meant dibs on sleeping space.

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we also packed school supplies on the boat as graize had also planned a sort of outreach for jomalig kids… more on that on another post though.

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the boat ride was my longest to date which was about 6 hours… i thought it wouldn’t end, that was about 6 hours of rain and crashing waves, and sun and crashing waves. it was worth it though because after we had drunk some drunky bears and beer, and rested, we had…

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a whole day dose of vitamin sea. we went to around six beaches, and the scenery is just beautiful. for starters, it’s already nice to see the mermaid colors from the waters which are very clear btw, but there are also rock formations, interesting limestone deposits, warm golden sand, coconuts, seashells, palm trees, our favorite crustaceans, and yes, good friends. it was awesome.

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pixxor above sums up everything, yo pero,

yun lang muna…

♥ melai

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finished reading this months ago… devoured it in one day too, but i got some pending posts before this so… anyhoo, the story just gets better with the addition of a gender-fluid character, taylor swift song references, and annabeth being one of the characters.

rick riordan’s been my favorite ya writer, he’s got this way of making serious things such as death seem light and to an extent, funny. best thing though is that he’s able to get all the mythologies connected… it’s kind of nice to be able to recognize the references from the percy jackson series (and the kane chronicles in some of the percy books). so eun, i hope they release the ship of the dead real soon.

yun lang.

♥ melai

just wanted to document that i accompanied gracie to the trendsetters fashion expo at the world trade center just this month… also, i kind of like bazaars because i usually get a few pick-me-ups. so we roamed around and well…

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you get the usual pervy stuff, lolz.

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and then tons of clothes, there were lots of flimsy ones, you know, the kind that wouldn’t survive two washes and then there were some decent ones but i have too many clothes already, i just disregarded them all… although, i did quite like a few harry potter-themed shirts.

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i bought some patches though, these were all over and i had to restrain myself from getting too many.

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we ogled some fancy wallets…

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and fancy soaps…

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there were bins of pins (it rhymes!)…

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and stationery and pretty rainbow things…

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and well, some sexy vibes too.

yun lang.

♥ melai

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