Hong Kong Day 1

December 29, 2016. Arrival. No sleep. Street food. Hot soup. Milktea. πŸ™‚

HK Airport

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Gold tongs at the bakery

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En route to the hotel via train…IMG_3326IMG_3328IMG_3330IMG_3331

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Beauty stuff heaven

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Welcome drink

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Hi. Going out now. Super dead sleepy. πŸ™‚

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Waiting for my forever. Haha

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Yummy egg waffle

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No sleep. 😦

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Hot soup for the uber cold weather!

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Whut?! A photobomber with a baby. ;p

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Home early. Itinerary. Need sleep. Goodnight. πŸ™‚

December Good Stuff

December has to be festive. Really love these stuff!

Catwoman Socks

I received this as a Christmas token from a high school buddy. So cute!img_4033

Gold Nails

Love my holiday nails, for it becomes green depending on the light.

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MAC Lipstick in Stone

A photo with my friend, Cathleen, wherein I’m wearing MAC lipstick in stone. Brown/dark shades are nice especially during the holiday/cold season. I’m sort of into brown shades right now, as I realized I have so much pinks and reds.

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Love, gold and cold season. Those are my December favorite things.

Vietnam Finds

I didn’t really shop that much in Vietnam because I did not really intend to, but I was able to bring back home with me a few cool things.

Wool Cover – Up

Got this for 400K Dong (P880), though my mom got hers for 250K Dong (p550) only when we got back the next day! 😦 Haggling in Hanoi can be very tricky, I must say. Nonetheless, I love the color and quality. It’s thick, and it really looks nice with anything.

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3 – in – 1 & Ground Coffee + Coffee Drip

Vietnam being the second coffee capital in the world, their coffee is my favorite! For 35K (P77) Dong Cafe Hue ground coffee and 5K (P11) Dong coffee drip, I feel like I’m still having a taste of Vietnam in my own home! So rich and delicious! I couldn’t remember how much the box of 3 – in 1 coffee was, but it tastes good! I only have one sachet left as of this writing. 😦

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Longer Than Usual Mirror

80K Dong (176) for this mirror. I’m not really sure, but I haven’t seen a vertically long mirror in Manila like this. What we have is square – shaped, and half the size of this. I like the print, and it’s more convenient because reveals my whole face when I use it.

Woven Tissue Holder & Storage

I got this tissue holder for 250K Dong (P550). Aside from its design, I like it because it has a firm, thick and sturdy material. Others I’ve seen are lousy. My mom and I also bought a couple of pieces in pretty different colors & designs and sizes, which we also gave to our friends as Christmas presents.

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Photo by my friend, Apple. I gave the smaller version as a gift.

Compact Plastic Utensils

I think this costs 70K Dong (P154), I’m quite unsure. This is perfect for me because I like bringing food to work, and I also like eating in the car. It’s light because it’s plastic, and very handy because it’s foldable. It already has a pair of spoon and fork, plus a pair of chopsticks.

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I’m almost running out of coffee, so I hope I’d be able to find somebody who will go to Vietnam soon! πŸ™‚ There’s really nothing much to shop for in Vietnam. The best things from my trip were really more of the experience, people, culture, nature and food. πŸ™‚

 

December: Christmas Is Love

Christmas is my favorite season. It’s festive, and it’s the time to celebrate how good God is Β by giving back, and simply by being thankful.

December 1:

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Funny quotes from my colleague, Mikki. πŸ™‚

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Hello December!

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Coincidence from the current book that I’m reading, “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”. It was December 3, 2016 when I read that part.

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December 4: Bumped into my good friend in Eastwood while waking my way to the church. Had coffee with Cris after the mass.

December 5:

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Yummy dinner for my cousin’s wedding in Iloilo at Y2K Talabahan, Smallville.. Missing going to Iloilo regularly during my stay in my past company.

 

December 6:

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Kuya Rodel’s Wedding at the Jaro Cathedral church with my relatives

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HPE Accelerate Together event at Revel

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December 8: Christmasy coffee at St. Luke’s after my meeting

 

December 9: Reunion with my Talent Acquisition/Recruitment friends at Rue Bourbon, Eastwood

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Boomerang With Nico πŸ™‚

December 10: Feeding in Rancho, Marikina, a Women Nation Foundation activity

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Joined by my beautiful friends, Cath, Issan and Apple.

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December 11: At the wake of the father of our high school friend at Christ the King Church (reunion with my high school friends as well)

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With Steph and Mary Anne

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With my grade 3 bestfriend, “Myoo”. Never a dull moment with her. πŸ™‚

December 12: Dinner and wine at Poco Deli

with one of my closest friends in the office, who just transferred to a new company

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All the best, CJ!

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With Mikki in Ayala Triangle. Love the pink lights

 

December 17:

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Another close colleague of mine who’s moving to a new company. This was her send – off lunch at M Cafe. Good luck, RJ!

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December 18: Nice words again from Haruki Murakami, “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”.

 

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December 20: Pep Christmas party at Stockpile in Ortigas

December 22:

Brewing vietnamese coffee

Christmas dinner with Apple at Melo’s QC

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Yummy baked oysters

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December 24:

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Shared this tribute in my previous post. Went to a friend on the day before Christmas to pay my respect to a good friend of mine, Jerico, who passed away.

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Say hello to my snow man mug.

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Christmas Eve

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Merry Christmas! Love waking up to my nephews every Christmas Day.

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December 26: Drinks @ ABV

 

December 29: Hong Kong Street Food Eating

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No sleep! Early flight, and with only 2 hours of sleep, but I won’t waste my day sleeping all day!

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December 30: Disneyland!!

Disney Parade

2016 has been rough. I’ve had my highs, and I’ve had my lows.Β 2017, be ready. πŸ™‚