My Singapore-Malaysia Budget Trip #ChooseBetter

30.6.15


I started travelling using my own money on April 2008. Fresh grad and earning just enough from my online shop (Anagon Collection!), I went to Bangkok to explore the city with my friend from high school. Ever since, there wasn't a year that I didn't go out of the city - whether abroad or within the country. I used to be very magastos with shopping, taxi rides, or hotels, but now I learned a lot on being practical and making good choices -- whether in my travels or in life (naks!).

I saw a lot of these changes and shift of priorities during my recent trip to Singapore - Malaysia.
Let me count the ways!

Parisian Plus: Shoes for Women with Sizes 9.5-12

24.6.15


Before, shopping for shoes to me was a drag. Having big shoe size wasn't easy, I had little options and most of them hindi ko style. But gone are those days. Thank you to European and American brands, there are more trendy Size 10 shoes that I can choose from. But for more affordable and very stylish plus size shoes, my go-to brand is still Parisian Plus!

Bag and Sandals from SM Parisian

When in Tokyo


Down to my last Japanagon post (I will miss this!).





Back-to-School


Decide at the very start that this is going to be the BEST school year!

Shinjuku + My First Hanami

23.6.15


Almost done with my Japan posts, and almost ready for my next trip! For a moment, napaisip ako if this impulsive flight is a good idea, but after creating the itinerary last night, excited na ako and namiss ko na agad mag travel! What to use as Singapore personal hashtag kaya, haha! Hindi na siya fit like #Taiwanagon and #Japanagon! :D

Anyway, this post is dedicated to Shinjuku.

ZALORA Philippines Pop-Up Store EDSA Shangri-la Mall


Wearing all-Zalora at the launch of the ZALORA Philippines Pop-Up Store, EDSA Shangri-la Mall!

“The ZALORA Pop-Up Store marks another milestone in our company’s young history. Since we started operations in 2012, we’ve continued to look for innovative ways to grow E-Commerce in the Philippines and through this initiative, we hope to widen our customer reach, educate them on the benefits of online shopping and dress them in the latest fashion trends, in the quickest and most convenient way possible,” said Paulo Campos, Co-Founder and CEO of ZALORA Philippines.

SM Woman #DareToDenim Body-Positive Campaign

22.6.15


SM Woman challenges the definition of the "perfect body type" with the most diverse range of models wearing the ultimate fashion staple.

Serenitea Now Offers Chocolate Bars, Candy Bits, and Tea Jams


Serenitea now offers their Tea Confections line, where tea lovers can enjoy Serenitea's flavors in various forms with chocolate bars, candy bits, and tea jams!

Ghibli Museum, Tokyo

19.6.15


I left my Ate at Ginza after she painfully toured me for hours at what she called "the biggest Uniqlo". I LOVE the brand so much, but that time I was already feeling antsy-anxious for my first commute alone in Tokyo. I was going to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka!



Z Hostel | Makati City, Philippines


June 17-18, Z HOSTEL Makati
 Off-Shoulder Top (click here) - www.walktrendy.com | Bag and Shoes - Zalora | Photos - @paultheprguy

When traveling, I always prefer hostels or Airbnb over 5-stars. I love the feel, the whole "I am a cowgirl" backpacker who can immerse in a new place, HAHA. Other than that, I also get to save on accommodation expenses, and spend it on other things like activities, food, or shopping! It's also a great way to meet fellow tourists you can share travel stories and tips and recommendations with.

Takeshita Street, Harajuku

17.6.15


We had less than 48 hours to explore Tokyo before our flight to Manila, when Ate recommended that we had to go to Harajuku because fashion. More than having a blog, and even before blogging, my life (cliche man) revolves around style and clothes. 

In Harajuku is the 400m long Takeshita Street. This pedestrian-only, narrow lane in Harajuku is lined with mostly independent stores and restaurants. This is where the Tokyo youth go to shop and hangout -- thus it can be called the center of Tokyo's teen culture.

Kyoto + Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Tokyo

16.6.15


I've been lagging with my Japan (Japanagon) posts and I have so many reasons up my sleeve. These include work-related posts that needed to be accomplished first, or the many photos from the trip I had to sort through before making the post -- which takes a lot of my time!

Anyway, I am expecting another travel soon, so I have to finish all these Japanagon this week. I know the cherry blossoms had long vanished to make way for summer (and even summer is almost concluding!), but let me take you back on that beautiful Spring day for just this one last time...

Filipinas and Media

15.6.15


June 13, Power Plant Mall

Cook-Off with O&Co.


June 13, Oliviers & Co. Central Square Mall, BHS



Japan In Manila: Mitsuyado Sei-Men

14.6.15


June 13, Mitsuyado Sei-Men

To borrow my friend Ashley's blog segment, I think I found my own "Japan in Manila"

UCC Clockwork Estancia Mall

12.6.15


June 11, UCC Clockwork Estancia Mall

I am a UCC girl, most probably because I like that my coffee is served to me on my table and not have my name called pa in the counter (#TitaProblems). I also love the ambiance (I usually go to the Glorietta branch), filled with older crowd having their quiet time and good coffee. And yes, just because the UCC Iced Coffee is so good and legit, and not just a "dessert coffee" type!

Pottery Barn + West Elm @ Estancia Mall Capitol Commons


Welcome Home! Give your house a good interior makeover with Pottery Barn and West Elm!


 

Bulgogi Brothers Barbecue For Two


Visit Bulgogi Brothers Korean Barbecue Restaurant in groups or by twos!

Tourism Malaysia #myBFFxoxo Campaign


Malaysia wants you to visit their country with your best friend!

Hiding Under My Blankets


Black Polo - YSL | Black Culottes - Stradivarius | Bag - Long Champ | Mandals - SM Parisian

Detox Drink: MySlim Yerba Mate Drink

10.6.15


Looking for an effective and affordable detox drink?

Family Trip and Mid-Year

9.6.15


May 29-31, Cebu

I remember the time when travels mean FRIENDS and only FRIENDS for me. Family travels are... hmm, not exactly boring or corny, but being with them every single day felt like a trip is just a normal day for us, just in a different setting. But now that I am older, and I see my friends more than my busy sisters and the parentals, going on a family trip is the new shiznit! Most especially when we're complete!

Me-Time

8.6.15


June 2, Le Petit Souffle, Century Mall


me-time
n. 1. the time a person has to himself or herself, in which to do something for his or her own enjoyment. (source)

#BU9xSMART Passes Winners!

5.6.15


Congrats to...

Laureen Uy's Blogberry Planner

4.6.15


June 3, National Bookstore Glorietta


200 Peso BU Finds


Bloggers United is just around the corner! Aside from emptying my closet for my own selling stall, I am also readying my pockets for another round of hardcore SHOPPING SPREE. Yep that's right, I go home almost break even after hunting and scoring really CHEAP finds in my fellow fashion bloggers' panindas. I usually just use the word AFFORDABLE, but with a Bloggers United Bazaar.. you'll definitely get not just your money's worth but even more!

Here are some of the items that you might be able to take home EVEN WITH JUST 200 BUCKS IN YOUR WALLET when you attend #BU9xSMART this Saturday at the Whitespace Events Place (Makati). 


1) A pair of cute, just slightly used sneakers!
Or other flats and sandals!

#PowerPout Against Cervical Cancer

3.6.15


May 28, Makati Shangri-La Hotel

Every woman is at risk. 

Cervical cancer is a major problem for Filipino women: it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipinas, with seven dying of the dreaded disease every single day. What’s more worrying is that two in three Filipinas diagnosed with cervical cancer may die within five years. Cervical cancer is a risk for women regardless of race, age, lifestyle or socio-economic status.

I learned more about this during the GSK Philippines event last week. Click Read More and be informed!

Musical "Singin’ In The Rain" Comes To Manila

2.6.15


May 28, Solaire Forum

Closeup Forever Summer 2015


May 16, SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

"Bye Ting!"

1.6.15


June 1, Home

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."


Anagon