sayin’ goodbye to dumaguete + getting ready for another trip

it took me a while to fall asleep the night before we left. i just wanted to stay there in our suite forever. Harry’s been convincing me to move there with him. yeah, i didn’t mention this but Dumaguete is Harry’s hometown. he’s illustrated a simple life for me and suggested i open up a clothes shop near their biggest university, Silliman. i’ve considered it and pondered on the thought all night but i love the city so much, i just can’t leave Cebu. so i took one last look at the moon over the ocean, nestled myself in the sheets and hoped i could sleep longer so i can stay longer in Dumaguete.
meanwhile, as you’re reading this post, i would at the time be already in Bangkok. my mom, sister and i have decided to put up a wholesale business selling clothes, shoes, maybe bags and of course, accessories. this will be one of the many trips we’ll make to Bangkok this year. and no, this is not the big project i was talking about. you have to watch out for that too. 
so if you plan to do a shopping trip to Bangkok, here’s the best way to pack:
♥ bring the essentials like shampoo, soap, lotion, etc and place it in a foldable travel kit — mine is the grey patent one)
♥ pack only 3 pcs of clothing and make sure to prepare for the very humid weather there — i packed a graphic tee, a pair of shorts and a printed cotton dress
♥ bring a pair of slippers and a pair of comfy sneaks
♥ most importantly, leave A LOT of space for new buys
black and white star-printed dress – thrifted
navy blue cardigan – thrifted
black oversized bag – parisian, sm dept store
white flip-flops – havaianas
printed fedora hat – sm dept store, men’s dept
floral sunnies – carbon find
owl necklace – carbon find
armor ring and skull ring – carbon finds



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Dumaguete Day Two: A Motorcycle Ride

remember when i mentioned how our suite had a view of the ocean? this our view and we woke up to this every morning. 

so day two of our Dumaguete adventure consisted of a lovely brunch at Mamia restaurant — we were seated outside so we had whole view of the ocean, a long but super fun motorcycle ride to Valencia — this quaint and natural town in the hills of Dumaguete, a little trip to Dumaguete’s famed Forrest Camp, a short visit to their new Robinson’s mall and a quiet dinner with Harry’s best friend, Richard at Hayahay over their oh so yummy pizza. might i add that Hayahay is also fronting the ocean and we had the amazing view of the full moon shining over the waves.
it was amazing having spent the whole day just relying on Harry and not having to drive anywhere. he took control of the day and i just sat behind him on the motorcycle, with music from my iPod and the wind on my hair. i dream of more days like this. i happen to like being taken cared of by someone i so love. 

 

the food:
the food photos are only of the ones we had at Mamia restaurant because Harry and i once again forgot to take photos of our yummy pizza at Hayahay. LOL.

printed dress – gifted from Sweet (as the prize to her fashion stylist contest)
blue beaded sandals – khaosan road, bangkok
printed fedora hat – sm dept store, men’s dept
black handbag – nine west
necklaces: elephant tusk – bangkok | diamond shaped pattern – gifted from ivy
armor ring and skull ring – carbon finds
bangles – carbon finds



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Dumaguete Day One: Moonlit Stroll

i apologize if i’ve been MIA for almost 4 days. i fell hard in love with dumaguete that it took me a while to recover. here’s day one of our trip — discovering that our very affordable suite in one of the hotels near the famous Rizal boulevard has floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the ocean; each having two of the infamous Taster’s burgers right when we arrived, meeting up with one of Harry’s childhood best friends over dinner at Cafe’ Antonio and drinks at Hayahay then just taking a long walk along Rizal boulevard, with the waves crashing against the rocks and over good conversation.
 
the food: 
(1) our Taster’s burgers — Harry and i were such pigs that we ate two each; the burgers were nothing fancy really as they came with the usual coleslaw and mayo-ketchup sauce but the meat was just juicy even when it was thin and the burgers just screamed home-cooked goodness;
(2) my Jamaican porkchops at Cafe’ Antonio; wasn’t able to take a photo of Harry’s baby back ribs because we’re such terrible food bloggers that we forget to take out the camera before we start devouring the food;


black dress with crocheted details – thrifted
blue beaded sandals – bangkok find
black purse – nine west vintage
necklaces: elephant tusk – bangkok | diamond shaped pattern – gifted from ivy
armor ring and skull ring – carbon finds



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