“Adults have the right to disappear.”

Watched Gone with my best friend today!

Definitely on the top of my creep-tastic scale!

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She found it in the city, but the city doesn’t talk.

A spark of creativity just hit me when I saw this lovely thing at Candy Mag’s website a few days ago. So I decided to make my own, and give it to my Mom as a Mother’s Day gift!

Want to know how to make your own glittery plumes? Here’s how:

For this project, you’ll need: 

Feather earrings
Glue
Glitters (though you have to ask the Cullens really nicely.. lol)
Clear nail polish (not included in photo)

Spread the glue about halfway down the earrings. Any glue would do, but I suggest you use Glue Gel because it’s the most cooperative and spreads easily and smoothly.

Sprinkle with glitter immediately, before it dries. Now, the amazing thing here is that you can pick whatever color glitter you would use on your earrings, instead of buying those expensive ones at malls. Cheap feather earrings can rage from 50 – 100 php! Truly a bargain.

After letting the glue dry completely, shake off the excess glitter.  Reapply glue and glitter, if needed. I suggest you do it over a piece of old newspaper so the glitter wouldn’t fly all over your room.

Apply a coat (or two) of clear nail polish (I used gold glitter polish, since I used gold glitters. It also helps cover some holes) so the glitters won’t rub off your hand whenever you touch it.

Voila! Wrapped, and ready for delivery! You can actually buy loads of earrings for cheap prices at bazaars or stalls, coat them with glitter, and give them to your friends! It’s perfect for gifts if you’re on a tight budget, or for yourself, for an instant revamp in your wardrobe! 😉

❤ Cae

Singing la-da-da-da-da, I’ll be there in a heartbeat.

The title of this post was taken from Simple Plan’s Summer Paradise, a really feel-good song, though the lyrics say otherwise. I’m currently on a hipster mood, downloading songs that are not too mainstream on YouTube (Ssh!). I actually discovered 20+ songs, some were recommended by my hipster of a boyfriend. But enough about me and my penchant for things geeky.

So as you can predict by now, my family and I always shop for groceries every Saturday. That would be considered as our “family day” instead of the usual Sunday (because we don’t go to Church, read about it here).

Here are some of my finds:

Totally spazzed out when I saw this! Perfect for cold nights!! I swear, it’s more comfortable than a bulky comforter. Though thinking about cold nights right now is like shooting the moon because of the scorching summer sun we’re currently experiencing.

Cutie nail cutter! I don’t know why, but my nails are super soft and sensitive so I can’t grow them long because they tend to chip and break. So this, along with it’s partner-in-crime, Mr. Nail File, are my nails’ best friends!

My new Candy Magazine School Planner! I had a lot of help with last year’s one, so it will surely help loads with this! It’s so adorable, and it’s from my favorite magazine! Candy is the best magazine for teens, in my opinion. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but because of this planner, I can’t wait for school!!

Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors, and boy, am I glad to see this on National Bookstore’s shelves since I was looking for this in forever!! ❤

New Avengers shirt featuring Iron Man!! He’s easily my second favorite Avengers hero, and yes, it’s largely because of RDJ. ❤

Found these suuuper cute necklaces for only 30 php in National Bookstore of all places!!

New nail polish to experiment with and to add to my growing collection!

New things for my dorm! A floral plastic mug, pink plates, and a swirly apple green broom and dust pan! We love accessorizing and decorating our dorm with cute stuff!

And since we’re on the topic of awesome finds, here are pictures of my souvenirs from Palawan! Who knew people there can be so stylish?

Awesome bangles for only 100 php each! Red is my favorite color to accessorize with, and you can never go wrong with pearls!

Instantly fell in love with this floral hat the minute I laid my eyes on it. ❤

It’s more fun in Palawan, Philippines shirt! ❤

My favorite, “I explored Palawan” shirt! Palawan is very special because it was my first trip with my family! 🙂

Off to watch Dark Shadows with my parents!

❤ Cae

Pitstop Coffee Shop

Before shopping for our groceries, we always eat somewhere special. My dad surprised us by saying he wanted to eat at Pitstop Coffee Shop, which is only a walking distance from our house. Since the food and the atmosphere are good there, we all agreed. It’s been months since we last went there, considering it’s only near.

Grabbed from Pitstop Coffee’s Facebook page.

From the logo itself, you’d already notice the restaurant/cafe’s theme. Yup, it’s all about cars! So if you’re a car junkie, going here would be a lot like heaven.

Starting at this point, I’m really really really sorry for the crappy photos. It seems like the camera wouldn’t cooperate that day. I hope you would all bear with me. 😦

The tables are made of glass inlaid with toy car collectibles for car enthusiasts. Every table has different models and designs! The shelves are filled to the brim with more cars and motorcycles! Wall decors are.. yep. You guessed it. Something to do with those vehicles we love polluting the world so much. 😉

Cute cutlery tray and coasters! Their presentation is INCREDIBLE. I swear, if I could only judge their restaurant just by presentation, they would pass with flying colors! Heck, they can even do latte art, as seen here, considering they’re only a small coffee shop.

Lemon and Raspberry iced teas with Über-cute stirrers!! Went crazy when I saw this. I wanted to take them home with me. 😦

Needed a caffeine fix, so I ordered a Toffeenut Mocha Frappe. It was too sweet though. Starbucks’ Toffeenut is better.

I got tired waiting for my food so I ordered a blueberry muffin from the cafe. One of the best muffins are found here, I swear. Their choco-chip is also to die for!!

Vigan Longganisa for meeeee. Yup, I guessed I was pretty hungry to order this. Didn’t get to finish it, though. 😦

My brother’s (Caehl) chicken fingers, fries and bread with pesto spread. One of the best pesto sandwich spread ever! Better than the ones in Cebu!!

Carbonara for daddy!

Pancakes (though it looks like a waffle, yes, they’re pancakes) with bacon and patty for mom!

Happy tummies!!! ❤ My brother was being a pirate because we’re trying to correct his “lazy eye”. 😦 Hey, look at the bright side, he looks 1000x cuter!! ❤

❤ Cae

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

Some random shots that I thought you’d like to see! 🙂

I have gorgeous friends. ❤ First time posting beach photos, so have fun browsing!

Where did I get my genes from? Gorgeous parents! ❤

Me and Cito being romantic at the beach. It’s like a scene in the movies! Ha ha ha. ❤

 Hey, uh, God? You forget to make them my sisters. 🙂 Sisters for life!!!

You can almost see my Deathly Hallows tattoo here. 🙂

Crabs by the shore!

Saw a monkey by the Underground River forest! I swear, Cito spazzed out. He just kept staring at his long-lost “brother” with his mouth open. 😀

Yes, he is, indeed, a monkey. I love you!

Me eating Korean Spicy Ramen at the airport.

Bags ang bags and bags and bags of dried fish! Tuyo, danggit, and dried pusit! I swear, Palawan has the best dried fish ever!

We saw a rainbow! Because the beach was a huge disappointment, it was God’s way of saying that things will get better. 🙂

Gorgeous, gorgeous sunset! Beats Manila Bay any damn time! Thank You Lord, for everything! For life, for the animals, for the wonderful creations You brought upon us that has never been touched by man. You’re the only Creator that deserves that title. Thank you for Your glory!

Outfit post soon!

❤ Cae

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

So for our third and last day in Palawan, we toured Puerto Princesa and visited the major tourists attractions such as the Crocodile Farm and the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm. Sharing these blessings with my favorite people in the world made my vacation all the more fulfilling!

Our first stop was Plaza Cuartel, where they used to hold American prisoners during the World War II. There’s a monument stating the names of the prisoners, and the prisoners who were able to escape and lived to tell the tale. War makes me sad. 😦

After the plaza, we swung by Immaculate Conception church, and thanked God for being able to experience the wonder of His creations. Thank you, Lord!

 Our next stop:  Palawan Wildlife Rescue And Conservation Center or also known as the Crocodile Farm. 🙂

What greeted us at the main entrance was this big, genuine crocodile skeleton and skin!!! They told us that this certain crocodile died due to old age (he was like 65 years old) and stress. He accidentally killed a person, and the humans captured him. His skin has no commercial value anymore, because as crocs grow older, it’s skin grows thicker. I later learned that baby crocodiles were captured and killed for their precious skin!!! Vowed never to buy anything made from any skin. 😐

Caught in the act: Cito and Shae touching the thick skin! It felt.. thick. Lol!

I have never seen so many crocodiles in my life! This certain room (Hatchling House) has rows and rows and rows of crocodile-filled bathtubs! Cito was shitting gold by the time we exited. “If there’s anything I’ll love as much as I love monkeys, it will be crocodiles.” – Cito

We never really understood why he’s “our future”. Maybe he’s being romantic? Or telling us that the future of the world depends on crocodiles? Lol, we never listen to tour guides. Tsk tsk.

It’s a biiiiiiig one!!!

With a baby croc! ❤ Cito’s face = epic!

And a bearcat named Ella!

Before leaving the farm, we saw an open cage!!! Eeeeeeeekkkk

Next stop: Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm! Probably one of my favorite stops in the whole tour! We loved this quote. Prisoners are still human after all, and if God can forgive them, why can’t you? Everyone deserves another chance. It’s a complete community here! There’s a church, a post office, and various buildings where they hold events.

In this prison, the prisoners were separated by their crimes. They wear blue if it was a “minor” crime, and orange if they had a “major” crime. But regardless of their crime, they weren’t placed in jail cells nor are they behind bars. They were free to roam around the entire place! They were rehabilitated and were given a choice to “serve sentence” by farming, fishing, forestry, carpentry and making souvenirs! All the souvenirs found there are made by their hands!

The Iwahig dancing inmates. They were really entertaining to watch! They were all smiles, and watching them made my heart soar! I was really proud at how they managed to turn their life around, unlike people at urban cities, where even politicians are the bad guys. If I were to become President someday (hopefully), I would make all prison cells like this, instead of criminals who were abused and rotting inside jail cells.

Sooo.. what do you think? Think I’d fit right in? 😉

A cross in the middle of the farm! A quote can also be found here, “Life began in a garden.” referring to the Creation of Man in the Bible. It goes to show that no matter what your sins are, God will always be there to accept and forgive you, once you show full repentance. We all have to ability to start anew, live a new life, and strengthen our faith in God.

Next stop: Baker’s Hill! The smell of fresh bread in the morning, sigh. One of the best smells ever! We had a mini shopping spree here, because everywhere we look, we see DELISH!

Ham and Cheese Pandesal. HANDS. DOWN. The best thing I have ever eaten!! I can still remember my first bite, when the cheese just oozed into my mouth. Gaaaah, why are you only in Palawan!!!! 😦

Cheese bread!!! I looove everything cheese!

Tuna pandesal!

Some treats we bought! Brownies all around!!!

Would you like to have a bite on one of these scrumptious cakes?…

Oh well, too bad!! Ha ha ha ha. They look so pretty and realistic, I just want to take them home and let my Barbie dolls play with it! ❤

After satisfying our fill, our next stop: Binuatan Creations! One of Palawan’s proud makers of anything weaved!

Aww, look at me weaving! It probably takes me about 5 seconds to get to weave a piece of straw while for the more practiced ones, they take about 30 minutes to weave a whole bag!!! Mindfuck. It’s fun to watch them weave! It’s like magic! Lol. 🙂

Their shop, where you can buy all sorts of pretty bags and knickknacks! These were all handmade. I could never make such pretty things! I wish I were a little more creative. 😦

And yes, you have to go barefoot to get inside! Don’t worry, it’s squeaky clean!

Had lunch, halo-halo and mais con yelo at Noki Nocs after! It was a pretty hot day.. only to be raining at around 2 PM. So we slept the whole afternoon at the hotel until it’s time for our flight back to Manila. 🙂

Good bye Palawan!!! Every photo taken is taken from Gold Arcilla and Inna Olarte. ❤

❤ Cae

McCoy’s Brick Oven Pizza

For our second night in Palawan, we saw this restaurant that sells “brick oven pizzas” and it immediately caught our eye, not to mention our appetites.

Stepping inside the restaurant, the smell already got to us. It smells so amazing!! Fresh bread baking, and different kinds of herbs lingers in the air. We were so hungry that we could have ordered everything off the menu!! It was a pretty tiring day, after all.

Cute and cozy interiors!! Feels like hooome. ❤ Each table is different, by the way! 🙂

Even the plates are cute!! I swear I spazzed out when I saw these and immediately called dibs on the pink one with two flowers. Each one of us has a unique plate! ❤

Three pitchers of iced tea for the 12 of us! This was actually insufficient, and we had to order another pitcher.

Mojos for our appetizer! Perfectly crisp, though the gravy was forgettable. 🙂

Seafood Marinara! Too salty, blech. :p

Creamy Beef and Mushroom pasta!! This was heaven on a plate!!

What amazed me most was their pizzas!!! Their pizza sizes are THE SAME as Yellow Cab, but half the price! Their most expensive 18″ pizza is priced at P490 php only! Gaaah, can I live at Palawan now?

Hands. Down. The. Best. Pizza. I. Have. Ever. Eaten.
Their McCoy’s Special! Craaving for this! ❤

Had blueberry cheesecake for dessert, though we were too excited to eat to take a picture. 😦

Downsides: SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE. They just placed the plates of food on one side of the table, and just waited for us to move it to a free space. When we also asked for an additional pitcher of iced tea, there was no room on the table. She just stared at us while we moved the empty dishes that they were supposed to remove already. We had to call a waitress about 4 times before she got to our table. 😐

Last night in Palawan!

❤ Cae