a need for forty percent

harry is out of town and i was staring into my computer screen, just feeling really restless and bored. i needed to go out, grab a bite with friends, get a bit tipsy and maybe dance the night away. although i used to be the girl who couldn’t not end her week without a trip to the bar and have some drinks, i haven’t been going out regularly because 1) i am always so freakin’ tired and just want to sleep 2) i have found to hate being in a crowd of pretentious people. with having nothing to do at work anymore, i have surprisingly stored a lot of unused energy over the week and was itching to just move!ย 
i initially was able to convince my friends to go dancing at Loft but after meeting here at my house, we ended up deciding to just hang out at my friend’s friend’s bar — just a place to chill out and have a few drinks with grilled pork on skewers or what we call ‘pork barbecue.’ i have such a weakness for barbecue and am able to devour several sticks at a time. our barbecue here in the philippines is the smartly skewered lean pork then ended with a piece or two of fat. the pork is then smothered with barbecue sauce — just a mixture of soy sauce, maybe a bit of vinegar, ketchup, sugar, a little chili and oil. damn, we ended up eating more rice with the barbecue than expected. guilt-trip at its best!
ice cold tanduay ice was a perfect complement to the barbecue but with only 7% alcoholic content, i ended up drinking about 5 bottles with only a tinge of tipsiness and a really bloated tummy at the end of the night plus a painful headache the next morning. guess i always need my 40% of alcoholic content per volume from my favorite absolut kurant!
diagonally striped top – thrifted
zipped-up grey denim skirt – thrifted
long black cardigan – thrifted
navy blue bejeweled flats – parisian | sm dept store
metallic blue thin belt – props
pink polka bangle – DIY
square gun-metal with bird imprint necklace- a gift from gelie
dog tags – custom-made

Follow vanilla ice cream


  1. You look lovely Gizelle. Gosh, I haven't gone dancing at the clubs with friends for sooo long.. Most of my friends have children, so the club is the last thing on their minds.. ha ha. Hope you are well sweetie!

    xx Love & Aloha


  2. Love your skirt and dog tags!
    That pork looks delicious!

    Thanks for the camera advice! The camera you use looks really good, although it's a little out of my price range. Thanks though!


  3. really cute look , love the pics!!they are really noce :):)

    keep posting!




  4. seeing you with your bestest friends made me miss my highschool bffs even more.:(

    i'm not much of a drinker.i only drink when there's an occasion. but my preferred drink is tequila for the sole reason that it does not give me a bad hangover the day after. hehe

    loving your skirt!



  5. you look so pretty with that skirt and the colors of your top add a nice touch as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    p.s i love tanduay ice but parang it's like juice hehe


  6. Oh Gizelle, those barbeques reminds me of Larsians and I am drooling with temptation….

    I miss the taste of T-ice and GPS, too bad it is not available here.

    It is always fun to do unplanned night out with friends and yes, just chill rather than going out to the bar. I have the same feeling about dancing in a crowd with those uhhmmm…people…

    take care gorgeous!!!!


  7. thanks for visiting my blog! i'll add you to my link list okay? ๐Ÿ™‚ and also super thank you for your sweet comment! ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. love that striped top on you!!

    I used to totally be the same as you in the fact that I used to love to go out every weekend. I guess it comes in waves for me but I'm not feeling it as much anymore. I'm officially old haha.
    Looks like a good night despite the next day headache ๐Ÿ˜‰



  9. hello dear!
    oh my, i'm getting hungry looking at that last picture. perhaps i shouldn't be looking at it while typing this comment… ๐Ÿ™‚
    but sounds like a fun time!


  10. that's a great idea gizelle!sige pag naa koy makita na nindot na vintage bag,exchange dayon ta.hihi.

    about your post dai,the barbecue is so yummy. haven't tried tanduay ice.will definitely try this weekend.
    i love your cardigan and colorful top.


  11. whoa, i've never had tanduay ice ~ i don't think they had it when i was in manila last. your post made me yearn for our bbq ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nice outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰


  12. i love that you incorporated color into your outfit through the thin stripes on your top! ๐Ÿ™‚
    that barbecue is delicious and now i'm hungry. i can just hear my stomach growling already! haha


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