Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beautiful Sunday # 121 - Shopping, Food and Happiness :)

And just like that, weekend is already over. It's 10:10 pm and soon enough, it will be another work week. Unlike the previous weeks, I'm looking forward for a lighter and relaxing work load. Why? It's the examination week for our dear college kiddies. :p This means no lectures to prepare. I would instead be occupied by papers waiting to be checked and reviewed. Moreover, there will be two upcoming holidays. This means more time for me to rest and sleep. I can't wait!

Before I face another week, let me recount the few beautiful things I had.

Zalora never fails me! - All of my purchases were delivered the next day. They have regular promo discounts and for Mastercard holders, they have special discount every Thursday.

Book Depository - is another shopping site I love. My recent book purchases are done in Book Depository. They have extensive book collections from paperbacks to hardback copies. Best about everything, they offer free shipping. 

Cath Kidston!!!! - You are finally here. My first Cath Kidston bag finally arrived after months of waiting. There was a little disappointment about the color but when quality is considered, no regrets at all.

Pope Francis visiting South Korea for the Asian World Youth Day - I never thought that there are a lot of Catholics in South Korea. This further intensifies my dream to visit the Land of the Morning Calm.

There's a new item in my daily fruit box :) - Mangosteen breaks the monotony in my fruit box.

Cereals from Auntie A - Nanay does not believe that cereals can form a real breakfast. I always had rice or bread for breakfast in my entire lifetime. Back then, I somehow got envious with my classmates who were having corn flakes and koko crunch for breakfast. The deprived kid in me is for the first time (yes) trying to have that classic milk and cereals meal. And my verdict, Nanay is right. Haha I don't feel full with cereals and milk.

Potato chips, calamares and mayo sauce from Rustans's Supermarket - The newly renovated Rustan's supermarket in Gateway Mall is offering gourmet sandwiches (I have yet to try) and other cooked snacks. 

Bonchon's Seoul Rice and chicken - I love it! Thank you A and C for inviting me to dine out last Friday night.

Family Mart's Chocolates - It was my first time to enter a Family Mart store. We decided to walk to the train station last Friday because of the intense traffic. We passed by the historic Escolta and discovered a branch of Family Mart. I was reluctant to try their products so I ended with this bag of chocolates. It didn't disappoint. I now want to try their potato chips and other goodies. Minus the little hefty price tag, I look forward in walking to the train station again :)

Mini-cupcakes - This is happiness for Php 100 :)

My friends are calling me - The sun is about to rise and everyone is about to start their day. As for me, life is the opposite. I'm just about to sleep. I finished two freelance works since Friday night. It might be unhealthy for me but I can only find my working pace from midnight till dawn. Now this reminds me, I do hope that freelance clients will pay soon. I don't want another horror story of a client who decided to play unprofessional. 

Wishing everyone a  great week ahead!


  1. ooooohhhhh...your Cath K. is adorable! And the style and design is classic and will be in style for a long time! Happy Sunday my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  2. Hello Diane
    This weekend has raced by in a flash for me and already it's early Monday morning and I'm preparing to leave for work.
    Pope Francis is doing great work around the world - good to see he is visiting Asia for the World Youth Day.
    I always love to see your food - I haven't heard of that fruit - Mangosteen, it looks interesting!
    Mini cup cakes - look very yummy and tempting!!!
    Wishing you a happy week and thank you for hosting beautiful Sunday.

  3. The first thing I did after reading your post is to check out Book Depository! :)

  4. Family Mart is everywhere in Japan. Happy place ko sya sa Japan kasi sobrang yummy mga tinda, from pastries to junk food they have. Lalo na yung mochi iba ibang klase and yung favorite kong nuts. Ay grabe nakakaloka. I'm sure maloloka ka din pag nakita mo hahaha... bilang matakaw tayo pareho hahaha. How much yung Cath Kidston mo? They always have promotion here in SG, so ayan pag nabalik ka dito I'm sure mababaliw ka din sa Cath Kidston shops. hehe

    1. A little less than $ 90. One of the main reasons why I want to return to SG :) d ko kasi alam nun na mag CK pala sa SG :( Sana makaipon ulit para makabalik. As for the Family Mart, medyo pricey dito. Sa Japan ba expensive din?

  5. Hello Diane!
    first, let me thank you for leaving such kind and sweet comments. I truly appreciate each one! Maybe one day a magazine will stumble across my blog...who knows ;-)
    Meanwhile, hurray for your CK bag! Sorry that you were disappointed by the colour. Sometimes things look different on screen than in person. But I hope you'll enjoy it anyway! Those chocolates look yummy! I hope the week went well for you and how nice that you have upcoming holidays! Take care, have a wonderful weekend :)

  6. Yung twirl all you can (unli soft-serve ice cream) naman ang binabalik-balikan namin sa Family Mart. Sulit at sarap pa! Flavors nila ngayon green tea at salted caramel, panalo yung salted caramel. Hehe. :)


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