Bienvenue aux Philippines! (Welcome to the Philippines!)

Last week (October 6 – 9, 2016), my good friend Tiffany visited the Philippines! (If you don’t remember her – I mentioned her in a few of my previous blog posts – here is one of them! I met her when I was doing my exchange program in Japan!) We were so excited – and after weeks of planning, this is what we did while she was here (in my perspective)!

October 6, 2016 (Thursday):

(Well – I’m gonna start by saying that she had her first meal in Jollibee, HAHA!) (She liked it!)

(I didn’t take a photo huhu)

October 7, 2016 (Friday):

On her first “official” whole day here, we went museum hopping! First, we attempted to go to the school museum (long story):

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(so close, yet so far)

 – then, we headed for the National Museum! (I’m so proud of her HAHA we commuted going there!)

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We both thought that this painting was really pretty and it accurately told the story of how cloth is weaved!
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We bust out laughing when we saw his face – HAHA

These faces, I swear – were so funny. The past behind these faces isn’t as funny, though.

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(Left) “When we wake up” – Tiffany.

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My 18th Birthday

So, what else did I miss talking about?

Aside from going to Color Manila Run earlier last month, I celebrated my 18th (yey, legality! I can now sign more documents and join more giveaways) birthday last February 10. I’m the type of girl who would prefer not to have a debut, so instead, I got together some of my closest / best friends and went to my (2nd) favorite mall – Trinoma ❤

I decided that since we’re all girls (yey for girl’s day out) we’d eat somewhere that would scream: “this is very cute and you will feel like a lady eating here” – what better place than the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery?

Unfortunately, I was not able to take much photos (since I do prefer to live in the moment at times rather than take photos of everything) BUT here are some photos from last year when my friends and I ate there:

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(L-R): Me, Nicole, Alecca, and Jillian

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Their interior is definitely very cozy and cute, which is the perfect place for a get-together with the gals. Their food is delicious and their cupcakes are yummy (though I always order their cake jars instead of cupcakes) plus the price is just right.

Whenever I eat there (last month was my second or third time to really eat from the menu instead of just sweets), I order their bangus ala pobre (or milkfish in English). It’s really good and filling! Their rice has a small taste of sweetness to it, which really adds to the flavor.

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(I brought a DSLR this time to take nicer photos HAHA)

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