A Story in every bite: Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie

After a tiring day from work, I met with a college of mine to have a reunion to have some talk in life and getting to kamusta to each other. Treat yourself din pag may time! Since Quezon City has a lot of unusual restos I picked to eat in Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie.

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Catalan Baked Fish with Potatoes & Asparagus 

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Italian Cannoli and Churros 

 

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Italian Cannoli

Their Cannoli is one of the best. Cannoli has 7 flavors. I choose again the best seller flavor and it’s Earl Gray. The taste is not that sweet nor bland. (Yung saktuhan lang pero masarap!)

The staff is a plus also. Very accommodating!

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A quick trivia from the name of the resto. Vanderlust named after the couple Mark Anthony and Valerie. The concept began in 2013 during the honeymoon of the couple, they spent a month going from one European city to another, experiencing the rich and diverse culture. Their senses were captivated by the new and unique experiences, from the art and architecture to the music and lastly, the food! Armed with only the love for good food and for each other, the two started to pursue a dream of sharing their wonderful adventure with others who share the same fervor for adventure!

‘Vanderlust’ comes from their names mixed with ‘Wanderlust’: Val + Anthony + Wanderlust = Vanderlust.

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Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie
0100 Sct De Guia cor Tomas Morato, Sacred Heart, Quezon City

Mondays thru Thursdays 12nn to 10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12nn to 2am, and Sundays 12nn to 10pm

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vanderlustph

Instagram: @vanderlustph

 

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Korean Style Vol. 1

Korean Style Vol. 1 Tennis skirt with Pajama Top 

What’s up for my Korean look with simple yet cute fashion. It was Sunday afternoon I’m preparing for… Oh, I’m already prepared for what today photoshoot. Me feeling like a model. I thought it was going to rain and just ruin our plans.. luckily it wasn’t. Thank god!

I’m wearing a top from Marikina Tiange Php. 250.00 and a skirt from Candys Php. 550.00

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Shooting place at Estancia Mall Capitol Commons, Pasig City

Photo by: lim.cami

It’s LIT! Youtube Creator Day Manila 2017

Hello, it’s been awhile since my last post. I was extremely excited and kinda nervous for this event that I’m going to post. Okay uhmmm… I was invited by Youtube Philippines for Youtube Creator Day Manila last August 19, Saturday that was held at Relik Restaurant and Bar in BGC Commerce centre.

I was nervous for some reason because my content was not really a vlogger type so I expected that all people that will attend are specifically a vlogger. As I got in the venue, they ask my name to register and gave me my name tag and a ballpen.  Since I am alone and don’t have any close “YouTuber” friend I suddenly became shy….. I feel shy when I don’t know anybody in general. Well, although I feel shy I start socializing and approach with the person beside me and he’s into techie and WHAT?! So I’m not the only creator that has a different content.

Did I just say that I’m a creator? Oh yes I didn’t expect that I could attend to this kind of event also the fact that I could earn in this. I started first account when I was in 1st-year high school I guess? It was my first account “shairalim025” my channel got suspended or deleted by Youtube and I don’t know what’s the reason………limshaira (former shairalimlyrics) is currently stable and I’m still using it. I created limshaira in 2010. I just love making a video and put some lyrics on it. I consider that it was REALLY a hobby of mine while I was in my teenage years. I didn’t imagine this could go so far and to become part of the community and the event as well is just sooooooooooo AMAZING!!!

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I’m the one who’s wearing a glasses, a white top, a denim skort with a green backpack. 

It was super duper fun and exciting event I got connect with some creators and inspired by the Youtube Ambassador. We did games and raffles. too. Overwhelmed feeling to see people with the same passion as you.

Nice meeting you all 😀 ❤

PS: In 2015, I plan to make my own videos like as in kita mukha but I don’t how to start it. I also plan to vlog that event but it failed ’cause I was so “na-iilang” to do so. Get over to that shyness and start it now. For the next event, I promise to vlog it out.

In case you’re curious what are my channels?

limshaira

limshai productions

limshairaTV 

 

Words Unspoken

I did not imagine a blessing would come to me
I did not know anything yet at first
So happy that finally, this was the moment I’m waiting for
Shy at first but
eventually, I keep myself head up
learning new skills and obtaining new challenges
time flies so fast
I was so scared to make mistake
I was ashamed of what would happen next
I became quiet
I kept on thinking. thinking. thinking
not knowing I was drowning with my own thoughts
I reach out to the people who I’m close with
But I then still don’t know how to change it.

I lose my confidence
slowly until it was flopping
I keep on teaching myself to trust my guts
but it’s too late
I lose my motivation

I predict that moment will happen
The day he said that totally drop my mind
It’s such a terrible day
My throat becomes dry
So I sip a drink
It was a crucial stage to decide
will I fight for it? Or just leave?
tryin’ to say something
but the words won’t come out
At the end of the day all the thoughts
remain unsaid
for the last time, I did not say anything

 

Travelbook.ph shoulders the 12% VAT on your hotel bookings

VAT_GC1Travelbook.ph, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, launches a very generous offer that everyone will surely love!

Starting July 18, 2017, all hotel bookings made through Travelbook.ph will be free of VAT as it will be subsidized by the OTA to all participating customers.

 

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“We understand that all people in the Philippines are really burdened with high VAT as it is present in almost all commodities that they need. We feel that we can help more. That’s why we’ve come up with this campaign: We will shoulder the VAT cost for every booking made with us,” according to Takumi Nakazawa, General Manager of Travelbook.ph.

As customers proceed with their hotel bookings with TravelBook.ph, the VAT will be automatically paid by the company and will be deducted from the total cost. Furthermore, discounts from promos and insider deals may be added on top of 12% discount. Customers may enjoy this offer by booking with any of the 3,300 affiliated hotels and resorts of TravelBook.ph nationwide.

 

Free VAT TravelBookPH

Book Now @TravelBookPh

 

This offer from Travelbook.ph also aims to help travelers have stress-free and budget-friendly transactions when planning their trips.

“This is our way to let people know that we care. We want to appease their burden and give them the best deals and opportunities to travel,” Mr. Nakazawa continues.

VAT-free means more money for your trip! Book now with Travelbook.ph to get the best pocket-friendly deals on hotels and resorts in the Philippines! Avail of our Pay-at-Hotel No Credit Card Needed payment option for easier and convenient booking!

This campaign will run for a limited time only. Campaign period may end without prior notice.

Book Now @TravelBookPh

[Press Release] TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program commends bloggers on 1st anniversary celebration

Main photoTravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, celebrated the first anniversary of its Affiliate Program last June 24, 2017 at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila in Ortigas Center, Pasig. In addition to celebrating an important milestone, the edevent was the OTA’s way of thanking its 2,700 blogger affiliates and acknowledging each of their contributions to the success of the said program since it began.

The event, entitled TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program 1st Year Cheer, highlighted and celebrated the many firsts that the Affiliate Program has achieved on its first year.

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Anniversary celebratory toast led by TravelBook.ph’s General Manager Takumi Nakazawa, Business Development Manager Pinky Librada, and Business Development Officers
Pia Bernaldo and Toni Reyes

Present during the event is Affiliate 001 Awardee David Bernabe, owner of Crowd Travel and the very first affiliate to sign up for TravelBook.ph’s Affiliate Program. DIY Travel and Tours was also awarded for being the first affiliate to incur a completed booking through their website. The awards and tokens of appreciation for the affiliates were presented by Ms. Pia Bernaldo and Ms. Toni Reyes of the Affiliate Team, along with Mr. Takumi Nakazawa, General Manager of TravelBook.ph.

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From L-R: Event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler and Mon Villaverde of Terrific Traveller, the first guest to unlock the surprise point giveaway given to affiliates.

TravelBook.ph also prepared an audio-visual presentation of their first blogger getaway, where 15 lucky bloggers won an all-expenses-paid trip to the lovely island of Caramoan in Camarines Sur. Two of the bloggers who attended the Caramoan getaway, Me-An Clemente of Yogo and Cream and event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler, received tokens of appreciation from TravelBook.ph and gift certificates from Trampoline Park.

The attendees also looked back on their first affiliate training, which took place last year. Dianne Rosqueta of Curly Dianne was invited on stage to share her experience and how much the affiliate trainings helped her in optimizing the content of her blog. Afterwards, Ms. Pia Bernaldo of the Affiliate Team expressed her gratitude to the attendees and discussed the future plans of the program for the affiliate bloggers.

Also present in the event is Charmaine Belza of The Project Maine and the first affiliate to withdraw commission earned through the program. She was also given a certificate and token of appreciation from GetGo PH and Novellino Wines.

 

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Lucky affiliates who won prizes from Novellino Wines, GetGo PH, Jam Liner Inc., Fast Cat, Philtranco, Hideo Wakamatsu, Trampoline Park, and Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila

 

During the event, Ms. Pinky Librada, Business Development Manager of TravelBook.ph, discussed the Affiliate Program’s new commission structure, wherein the affiliates can score up to 65% commission rates once accommodations have been booked through their websites.

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TravelBook.ph Affiliate Team with Team Timan, blogger affiliates who won Trampoline Park gift certificates and roundtrip tickets from Jam Liner

All attendees received PHP 2,000 worth of TravelBook points as well as loot bags with freebies from PhotoBook Wordwide, Hideo Wakamatsu, Celeteque, Vivo Lumio, and Bo’s Coffee.

Wines from Novellino Wines, backpack and trolley from Hideo Wakamatsu, Trampoline Park gift certificates, roundtrip tickets from Philtranco and Jam Liner Inc., roundtrip business class tickets from FastCat, and an overnight stay with breakfast for two at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg were among the raffle prizes given away to the blogger attendees.

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Affiliates proudly wore their certified affiliate shirts as they celebrate the 1st year of TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program

TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program’s 1st Year Cheer, which was attended by members of the media as well as top travel and lifestyle bloggers, is TravelBook.ph’s last hurrah for the said program’s week-long anniversary celebration.

About TravelBook.ph

TravelBook.ph is the leading online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in Travelbook.ph.

TravelBook.ph also offers the best / lowest prices with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts and innovative payment options without credit card – “Pay at Hotel, No credit card needed.”

Travelbook.ph also offers exclusive reward points: Customers also automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points, which they can use to get discounts on their future bookings (1 point is equivalent to PHP 1.00).

Customers can also use TravelBook.ph’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Lastly, TravelBook.ph is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers:

 

Landline: +63 2 662 1111                   Globe: +63 917 850 9029

Sun: +63 925 887 2835                       Smart: +63 998 961 3012

To know more about convenient and affordable hotel bookings all over the Philippines, visit www.travelbook.ph. Follow TravelBook.ph on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TravelBook.ph/, Twitter https://twitter.com/travelbookph, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/travelbookph/.

 

 

▶ all time favorites!

Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing. Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing. Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty. What would life be?  -ABBA

What is life? Music is my life! When I don’t have nothing to do I always ended up listening music. Singing is my key to kill boredom. I don’t care who can hear it. 🙂

Be your everything Boys Like Girls
I’m in love Narsha
Photo Acoustic Collabo
Right here, Right now Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Shout about it The Vamps
Tommorrow Avril Lavigne
Trust G-friend
When you look me in the eyes Jonas Brothers
You and Me Lifehouse
Your love Juris

Ollie in Gunmetal | Sunny Specs

 

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Screen shot from Sunnies Specs site

 

I was envious of my sister, she got it first and I decided to change my eyeglasses. Besides, it is very affordable price Php. 1,999 – Lens + Frame (in any frame) + Eye Exam with many colors variety. I pick Ollie in Gunmetal, this frame consists of 3 colors  (charcoal, gunmetal, and Bronze)  I love it the way it is. I added 1,700 for more slimmer lenses to fit in the frame, since mataas grado ko, the ophthalmologists recommended it for me.

Why do I  love it? 

From its design, its simple looks very trendy and fashionable I like the thickness of the eyewear as well.

The service

I bought my pairs in SM Megamall 3rd Floor at Mega Fashion Hall. The store… actually it’s just a kiosk. I didn’t imagine that there’s a room for the eye check up. When you like to fit a glasses you don’t have to ask for the assistance of the staff if you like the frame or not, you can do it own after picking your desired frame you will have to fill out a form for the eye check up.

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Why I started blogging?

For many years I used to have a blog in 2010 storing photos of my kinds of stuff that I saved via online and posted there, in short during that time I don’t have any idea what a blog could turn out to be. I actually had a lot of platforms back then, BlogSpot was the first one and later on, I created a new one in WordPress but forget the password and move to another which is Weebly. I love creating so many blogs because I like changing backgrounds, customize it and play with it. My teenage years were like to have so many blogs to manage for nothing.

I realize that I need to be more specific why and made a decision that I just need to be consistent in one platform. Writing is a bit nerve-wracking because I’m not used to it as well as I’m not confident enough to publish it, afraid that my grammar is wrong. After reading so many blogs sites it doesn’t really matter about the grammar I can adopt it on my own and improve it.

So, last year I finally made this and publish my first blog. I love traveling and making gala and share my experiences.

WHY I STARTED BLOGGING?

To tell a story. 

Learn new things. I become more creative and knowing myself even more.

Meet new people. 

Create Opportunities.

Inspire others. Write to inspire ❤ Making a difference in other lives might have an impact on them (readers). Traveling by

 

WHY

Like a mushroom in the backyard, blogging isn’t a dream of me blogging suddenly popped out that I wanted to do and explore. We have goals in life and a part of my goals is to become a successful blogger.

La Vie Parisienne

There’s no need a passport and visa for your next Paris tour. I’ve visited Cebu last month. La Vie Parisienne has a vibe of being in Paris. Very instagrammable place too! I didn’t try any foods or wines I was fully loaded during my buffet stay at Pino Restaurant. I’ll sure to try it next time. Rain suddenly drops during my visit and I’m soooo frustrated that I didn’t take many photos of the place.

 

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Credits to http://www.beadeegee.com for the photo