Friday, October 28, 2011


Wish I could pull of this look considering my height. ;) I'm currently in love with maxi skirts and Palazzo pants right now. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Very chic packaging! :D

 Pemberton Satchel in Navy and Red Travel Pouch

 My stuff ready to conquer the bag!!!

It's roomy enough for my stuff. ;)

I've been eyeing this satchel for quite some time now. October came and I finally found a valid reason for my purchase... a birthday present for myself!  I indulged a little more and got myself the Red Travel Pouch.

Chicify offers this satchel in 4 different colors (Navy, Pink, Green, Brown/Pink) and believe it or not, at a very affordable price. ;)

They also have other satchels on hand that I'm sure will fit every woman's needs and lifestyle.

This is my first purchase from the shop and I am completely amazed how efficient their service is. From order handling to the shipment, you won't definitely be left in the dark.  

Chicify carries a line of accessories, shoes and even home products! 

Check out their site, to see what I'm talking about. It's worth a peek, I tell you. :D

Saturday, October 15, 2011


On our first day in Singapore as a couple, Yab and I hit Orchard Road. We chilled out at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Ion Mall while waiting for Dona, Bon and Brye.

We also spent some time taking photos of ourselves using the ever reliable tripod. ;)

We had lunch at Marche Restaurant and dropped by at H & M. Since it was a week after its opening, the queue was incredibly long but swift. An hour or so later, a very happy Micai emerged from the store. :D

After that shopping workout, we boarded the bus going to Suntec City to check out Crocs' Mega Sale. We bought the kids some pairs and headed to Esplanade for some photo op. ;)

The Marina Bay Sands and ArtScience Museum at night

The Fullerton Hotel and some skyscrapers

Together with my partner in crime

With the Dela Cerna family, Bon, Dona and Brye

We took Yab to Makansutra Gluttons Bay for dinner. He was in for a real treat. :D

Since Yab's not really used to long walks, he called it a night early. Tomorrow's another day! :)


I was fortunate enough to go back to the Lion City barely a month after my first visit. I chose an afternoon flight this time since the hotel would only accept check-ins at 2pm.

My cousin, Dona and her son, Bryenon met up with me at the airport. After checking in at the hotel and Brye's quick dip at the pool, I asked Dona if she could accompany me to Chinatown. It was one of the must-visit places I wasn't able to go during my last trip. 

I was really surprised it was just a couple of minutes away from the hotel! :D

After 10 minutes or so of walking, I saw it! 

The place was pretty crowded given it they were celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. 

The place was swarming with lots of souvenir items to choose from and very cheap ones at that.  They vary from keychains, shirts, chopsticks, phone cases, cellphone charms and etc. Dona and I bought some scarves which were sold for SGD10 for 5 pieces! :D

One of Chinatown's Alleys

 Chinese Lucky Charms

 Miniature Urns/Bowls

Variants of Chopsticks for SGD1

During our window shopping, we spotted a Dimsum Place called Tak Po and we decided to have our dinner there.

The prices were incredibly affordable from SGD1.99 for their dimsum dishes. They offer large servings too. For the price of SGD3, 2-3 persons can share a bowl of their Chicken Congee (not in photos) and must I say, everything's delicious. I just love their Sio Mai and Fried Prawn Dumpling. We even ordered a second round of it. ;)

 Sio Mai

Fried Prawn Dumpling

We then went to Central Mall in Clarke Quay to give our achy legs some rest while waiting for Yab to arrive from his business trip India. After learning his flight got delayed for an hour, we called it a night and I retired to the hotel alone to wait for him.

I didn't know how tired I was til my body hit the bed. Hehehehe.

Friday, October 14, 2011


I received a pleasant news one day - I'm going back to Singapore! This time around, Yab and I decided to stay in a hotel since Yab will be going with me this time. :D

After a thorough canvassing for hotels in the internet, we decided to stay at Park Regis Hotel. It's a 4-star hotel centrally located in the city and very near to Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Chinatown.

Upon my arrival in Singapore, my cousin, Dona and Bryenon met up with me at airport and we headed to the hotel via MRT.

The hotel is located at #23 Merchant Road, Singapore. It is only a 5-minute walk away from the Clarke Quay MRT train station.

From Changi Airport, board the MRT and embark at the Tanah Mera (Green Line) Station and catch the MRT for Joo Koon (Green Line). Embark at the Outram Park Interchange (13th stop) and board the MRT going to Punggol (Purple Line). Embark at the at the Clarke Quay station, Exit B(2nd stop).

Take the escalator and pass through the skywalk on your left. After getting down from the skywalk, the hotel's just right across the street.

Park Regis Hotel is a fairly new place and I love the very modern look of this place. When I saw the photos in the web, I knew I found what I was looking for. Good thing, they offered a discount if you stay 3 nights or more; I was able to save a couple of hundred bucks.

The moment I arrived in the hotel, I was immediately greeted by a very pleasant and accommodating staff. I made my deposit in cash and headed to my room.

I was very glad to know my room's located just near the pool. Upon entering the room, I had to resist whooping for joy. Unlike some hotels' false advertisements, the place looks exactly what you see in their website.

The whole hotel is a non-smoking establishment but they offer a small Smoking Area right outside the hotel. The room has a small balcony and it's a fairly small room but definitely not cramped. It was strategically decorated and every space was wisely maximized for client's comfort.

Each room is equipped with an LCD TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, electric kettle, mini ref, hot/cold shower, robe and slippers.

They also have a safe where you can store your valuables if ever you decide to leave them in your room.

 Queen Size Bed



 TV and Working Desk

 A shot from the balcony


After taking some photos of the room my cousin, Dona, Bryenon and I headed to the pool area. It took a lot of resistance on my part to jump right in. It was absolutely lovely!

 The Pool Area

 I see a very happy kid here. :D

The pool with the lounge chairs

Too bad, Yab and I weren't able to take a dip in the pool. We were fully loaded with itineraries that we decided to skip the swimming part. They also have a fitness center with a fantastic view of the pool.

The hotel has a couple of Filipino staff, too and we were able to chat with them whenever we stayed at their resto. They were also kind enough to give us some tips on how to maximize our stay in the city.

The only downside of this place is their internet access. Wired internet for free is available in their business center but there is a corresponding charge of SGD15 for a 24-hour wired internet in the room.

A free WIFI access would have been great but nonetheless, it was a very pleasant and very comfortable stay
in Park Regis Hotel. :)

Park Regis Singapore
23 Merchant Road
Singapore 058268
Tel: + 65 6818 8888 
Fax: + 65 6818 8868


My last day in the city and I already miss it. :(

We left the apartment early to meet up with Yab fresh from India. We headed to to the Bugis Market to buy some souvenirs. I bought some souvenir shirts and watches for the kids and got some shirts, too for the household help.

I was able to score some very cute oxford shoes and I allowed myself to indulge this time. ;)

I wasn't able to take some photos considering I was taking all my luggage with me the whole time. After a very quick lunch at the Bugis Junction Mall, we then headed to Changi airport for my flight.

I'd really like to extend my endless gratitude to the Dela Cerna family who had to put up with me for the last 3 days. Hehehehe. They just didn't welcome me to their home but they also made sure I had the most memorable experience for the last three days; from the food to the must-see places in Singapore.

I definitely left my heart in Singapore.


We decided to leave my cousin's apartment late. She has some household chores to do and I was a little bit tired to leave early so we decided to explore the city by lunchtime.

Dona's family took me to Marche Restaurant in Vivo City Mall and this time around, I have already wished I have a couple more weeks to stay here in Singapore. The food are simply delish! :D

Marche Restaurant is like "turo-turo" style resto but with style. It's a fusion restaurant; from vegan to Italian dishes. Upon entering the restaurant, each customer is given an electronic card wherein you have the chef/food attendant take into account (using the card) every order you've made. Everything's self-service including getting your bill. You have to surrender the electronic card and the cashier will compute everything and give you the total bill. Very high tech! :D

I promised myself to take Yab to this place someday. ;) He'll love it for sure.

After a very filling lunch, we headed to the Sentosa Island. We walked all the way to the island and everything was convenient. There are lots of travellator so you won't have to worry about aching legs and feet. ;)

I immediately spotted the Universal Studios but I decided to do a raincheck I wanted to experience the Universal Studios with the kids and I want it to be a first time for "everyone". :D

But who says I can't take a pose at the famous Universal Studios Globe? ;)

I bought some Universal Studios shirts for the kids and headed to the gigantic Merlion. Gosh, she's really that huge!

We then boarded the Sentosa tram and explored Siloso beach the whole afternoon. It was drizzling but I won't let anybody rain on my parade!

Here are some paparazzi shots I took while I was at the beach.

Right after dinner, the couple took me to Clarke Quay and I had my first taste of their Icecream Wafer Sandwich!

I just love how convenient everything is here in Singapore. We rode buses and trains to our destinations but it's no hassle at all. If Manila's like this, I wouldn't mind taking the bus from Laguna to Manila. The drivers are really disciplined too. You can't see them swerving on streets like here in the Philippines.

I'm sold to this place! :D