Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm Thankful For...

as many accounting standards say, I'm thankful for the followings but not limited to:

...having to get up early every morning because it means I'm alive and well

...having to do laundry every other week because it means I have more than enough clothes 

...having to study for CPA exams because it means I have a future to look forward to

...having to go to church every Sunday because it means I have a community that shares my faith

...having to park further from the store entrance because it means I am able to walk

...the colder weather because it means Christmas is just around the corner parents who often call me because it means I have people care about me bible study group because I get to study more about the word of the Lord

...the workload I have because it means I have a job 

...all the bills I have to pay every month because it means I am able to support myself

...the friendship with people around me

...the love I share with my boyfriend

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you all a very merry one =)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Beauty Review: em by Michelle Phan

Guess what? I finally got my hands on the EM products, a new makeup line by Michelle Phan. First of all, kudos to Michelle Phan for making it so far. I'm just so inspired having listened to her success story. 
I gotta admit I had my doubts whenI first heard about her launching a makeup line. I thought it would be another gimmicky products that's not gonna worth the hype. When it launched, I browsed online for reviews and it does have  its pros and cons. Being a beauty enthusiast that I am, I  decided to give it a try and see  it for myself. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sephora Haul - What I got with my VIB discount

Hello everyone! I want to share with you what I got from Sephora for the 20% discount I got as VIB. If you don't know by know, Sephora has 20% discount for its members every year usually around this time of year. Every purchase is 20% off, online and in-store but you have to sign up as a VIB to get this perks. I didn't spend a lot on this year's sale just because I've already purchased things I wanted beforehand which I now I'm kinda regretting for not being patient. 

Anyway, here are what I got.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Eatinerary Getaway: Napa

Hi everyone! It feels like forever since I last posted. I've been cozying up in a bundle. The weather's getting colder and I'm watching "I Don't Know How She Does It" on Netflix as we speak. Several weeks ago, I visited Napa for a quick getaway. My workplace seems like really quiet nowadays that several people are taking a vacation. I can't wait for my vacation in December. I'm going back to my hometown. Finally! 

Anyway back to Napa. I had great food while I was there. I visited Oxbow Public Market that's filled with authentic food! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen these before. 

They're really tasty!
Ahi Poke Crispy Tacos from Gott's Roadside, Napa
Wisconsin Sourdough from Gott's Roadside, Napa

Fresh oysters from Hog Island Oyster Bar 
Oyster Po' Boy - beer-battered oysters!
I visited Castello di Amorosa, a beautiful winery with castle. There was an entrance fee for $20 if I'm not mistaken but I decided just to enjoy the view from the outside (okay, I was just being cheap).

 For dinner, I went to Applewood Inn Restaurant in Guerneville. This restaurant was a michelin-star restaurant for 2011 and 2012. I gotta say the food was pretty darn delicious. I'm not really into fine dining experience, but I do enjoy the food. 

Pan-seared diver scallop with uni over yukon potatoes and saffron butter

Cocoa Nib Crusted Rack of Lamb

Chocolate mocha mousse with hazelnut praline

 Quick visit to the Snoopy Museum in Santa Rosa