Thursday, September 15, 2011


Our Venice trip didn't go slickly as planned.  Nothing seriously critically grave, but it wasn't as smooth as it should be.  No, make that 'it wasn't smooth AT ALL'.  Trips like this, however, are the ones that usually give us the best memories -- those we talk about, and laugh about after.  Let's start, shall we?

Friday, September 9, 2011


You have no idea how much respect we have for backpackers and how much we look up to them.  Because we can't, for the life of us, imagine how we'd make it alive if we were to go backpacking.   

We know traveling backpacking-style is a better way of getting oneself immersed in a country's culture, and can give you unique experiences that you won't get in traditional travel.

It's just that... it's really not for everyone.  We are part of that everyone.  Don't get us wrong, we are not extravagant travelers either.  Remember we don't even fly business class?  But, our idea of a vacation is one that is at least convenient.  Relaxing.  Enjoyable.  Pure fun.  Unlike some people, we don't have the luxury of traveling for 4 or 5 or 6 months straight.  We can't just leave our lives in the Philippines in a snap.  When we go out of the country, it's usually just for a few days, a week, or 1 month max.  That's why we always want our short vacation to at least be comfortable and leisurely before we go back to chaotic Manila. 

According to Wikipedia, backpacking combines the activities of hiking and camping in backcountry wilderness.  Backpacking is a term that has historically been used to denote a form of low-cost, independent international travel.  The factors that traditionally differentiate backpacking from other forms of tourism include but are not limited to the following: use of public transport as a means of travel, preference of youth hostels to traditional hotels, length of the trip vs. conventional vacations, use of a backpack, an interest in meeting the locals as well as seeing the sights Erik Cohen notes that even though one of the primary aims of backpacking is to seek the authentic, the majority of backpackers spend most of their time interacting with other backpackers.

Based on that definition, here are 12 reasons why we can never be backpackers.

1.  We don't even own a backpack. 
Okay we own one, but it's not really the kind of backpack one is going to use for backpacking. 

Monday, September 5, 2011


We were gradeschoolers when Sanrio Puroland opened in 1990 (don't you dare compute for our age!!!), and we've always wanted to go there since then to see Hello Kitty.  Unfortunately, our parents think the idea of taking us cute little girls to Japan just to see Hello Kitty is absurd.
We never got over the fact that we weren't able to meet the REAL Hello Kitty when we were kids, so when we went to Tokyo, going to Sanrio Puroland topped our list.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Finally after a month the time has come to draw a winner. This is the first time for us to hold such a thing and honestly it has been a really exciting process.  :)

We collated and made print outs of all the entries from our Twitter, Facebook and blog.  We could've used colored paper but the idea slipped our minds! Haha! We're just too eager to pick out a winner.

So here are the entries...

We had fun rolling each piece and off they went to the magical TF box.

Macy's boyfriend, John wanted to be in-charge of the draw so we gave-in. 

...and finally, the lucky girl!

Weeeeeee!!! Congratulations to Ms. KARLA MAE BRAZIL for winning the Marc by Marc Jacobs Loot!

From the bottom of our hearts, big big thanks to those who joined, we're really grateful. Swear!! Hope you guys continue reading our fashion and travel blog. 'Til our next giveaway! :) To Ms. Karla, we'll PM and DM you.