Eat Me Up: Muceno Food Park

Another foodie blog!!! I mentioned in my last post that food park’s are popping everywhere – I can now say that we’ve encountered another one which I am really excited to share with you. You can invite your family and friends to have some quality time and enjoy some great foods.

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Muceno is located in Richthofen St corner Hensonville, Malabanias, Sta. Maria Ave, Angeles, Pampanga

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The open space looks more cozy with the effects of the yellow light bulbs.

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My favorite out of these three is the maki – for P140 you get 8 pieces which you wouldn’t regret once you tasted it. The price with the squid is also the same as the maki – as for the Ice Cream i’m a bit disappointed. Since it was P90 and you get five flavors, I thought that the scoops were big but I was a little upset because of the small servings.

As for the place, I’d say that it was very refreshing because of the open space though it was a bit small, I think that you guys should try it. Thumbs up for me👍

See you on the next blog,

claire

Eat Me Up: Moderno Food Park & Egg Waffle

Food Park’s are probably one of the happiest place a foodie person can go including me – It’s the easiest way where you can just go in one area and taste food from different  stalls. I’ve heard that in Manila food park’s are popping everywhere – which I really am excited to see. Because of a busy schedule, we decided to try out the food park in Angeles.

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Moderno is located in  MacArthur Hwy, San Fernando, Pampanga. 

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Every stall is put up in a container van which is really cute. The only downside to this one is that you’ll be sweating a little bit because of the people inside. They also have tables outside which is perfect because the most popular time is from 7-9 pm. They have itfrom pizza, chicken, tacos, quesadillas etc.

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The chicken wings is the best – really flavorful. Quesadillas is a bit meh to me, the bread is a little thick which makes it hard to eat – Pork chop is really good too especially the mash potato. As for the drinks, my favorite one is cucumber with calamansi. All in all, I think it was a really awesome food park and I can’t wait to see more of this.

Another food that I’ve recently liked is the Egg Waffle. We ordered this in Renaissance Hotel in Balibago. They also have matcha considering that it is located in korean town and many more different flavors. You can search them in facebook to find their location and more details.

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See you on the next blog,

claire

Book Review: Asylum

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synopsis

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

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rating

4.5 ⭐s

I’ve never read creepy books before. Ever. I’m a huge wuss when it comes anything related to horror. What surprise me the most is, when I’m browsing through a website I decided to download this book – that was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my whole entire life.

Many have said that it was like Ms Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – It was similar in some parts like the pictures but the whole plot is very different. Back to the topic, I wanted to read something bone chilling, dark, deep and mysterious story – and for me this book gave it all to me. At the very beginning of the book, I can already feel the uneasiness creeping up on me.  The way the author describes everything is spot on plus adding the pictures really gave you that creepy vibes. It was a reaction of “Oh sh*t, what the f**k did I just entered?”

I was a bit confuse about Dan, there is not much of a personality on him but I still liked him – same with Abby and Jordan. Still, they made the story much more intense. My most biggest question is, how can the sculptor or Dan get those visions? Is it some kind of spirit thing? Or he just remembers it suddenly? Because when I read that part, I was going back and forth on how did all those visions came to him and there’s nothing!  Also the situation with Felix, I mean how?

I know that the author wanted to focus on the whole creepy plot, but I would really appreciate it on how all those things happen. You will definitely feel hunted when you’re reading it alone. I also loved the idea of those letters, I mean who wouldn’t be creeped out by those quotes? But despite my inner self telling me to stop reading it, I managed to finished it in about three hours and it was the most exhilarating hours of my life. Imagine you doing fifty jumping jacks and feel you heart, that’s how fast my heart is beating because of nervousness.

All in all the book is great, perfect for a halloween read but there is still some things that just did not meet my expectations, especially the questions above. I still recommend it to those people who wanted some easy horror story. It will ’cause you a night thinking about it.

Highly recommend it!

claire

Book Review: Avalon: Cry of the Wolf

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synopsis

What comes between a girl and the magical animal she’s bonded with? When the girl is Adriane, fearless and fierce, and the creature is her best friend, the wolf, Stormbringer, no danger is too great. So when Stormbringer is lured back into the magical world, Adriane secretly follows – right through the portal!  There, Adriane faces powerful magical creatures when she tries to save her friend – and experiences a different kind of magic when she meets a strange boy with dangerous secrets.

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rating

4.5 ⭐s

After a few months of not reviewing books, I’m finally back. I know that the content of my blog suddenly changed but I just wanted to go out of my comfort zone and try other things to blog and right now I’m so happy about it. This past few months had been tough to me but it’s not yet done, I still have two more months before I can go back to my daily routine. So last week, I decided to re-read one of my favorite series ever and I can’t wait to share my opinions about it.

If you’re a girl who’s up for magic, adventure and friendship then this one is perfect for you! The book is all about a young girl being bonded with a magical animal – what I like about this book is the unique friendship not only to the two but also for the other girls. You’ll see different personalities, the way they handle each other and many more. I like that the author expresses the wolf’s feeling – The way Stormbringer talk to her, is not just any wolf. You’ll feel that she’s part human even though she’s not and their bonding is just so amazing that Adriane will do everything to be with her.

Setting that aside, the author really did a great job. From the illustrations to the fine details of the story, all of it is just amazing. I also liked the fact that it has a little romance in it but didn’t give much of an attention – we all have the one story where we put our whole attention on the romantic side. With this book not really because the main plot of this is all about friendship.

Adriane, is a one badass girl. I would love to have her as my friend – she just has this air of confidence and that strength in her. Her personality is so strong that you’ll feel yourself connecting to her – though there were things that I didn’t understand. Like how can a small Scorge knocked out Adriane and be able to put her in a sack? Still confused at that scene but I’ll let it go. Also, she’s a warrior and I would like to see more of her ‘attacks’ in this book.

All in all it was a great book and will make you cry at the end, but I hope to read more amazing adventures on the next installment of this series. Highly recommend those who are looking for a fun and light read.

See you on the next blog,

claire

 

New Finds | Human Nature Skincare

I really don’t have a sensitive skin, but four years ago I started to have breakouts. And I was freaked out, because it was my first time having that kind of experience. I was in sixth grade when it happened but it stopped after a few months. Then, I became a junior and it came back full force. It’s not severe as you think it will be, I just have a few spots on my face and the rest is okay. Still, I was so frustrated and insecure that I would do everything to get them under control. So, when my mother came home with Human Nature products I was so relieved because it literally saved my life. The good thing about these, is that they’re all natural, no harmful chemicals and I thought why not try them? So, let’s do this!

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Purifying Facial Scrub Php 99.75 – Due to the temperature in my country, I tend to have oily face which sucks because you don’t want that when you’re going somewhere. When I started this one, it reduces the oil on my face which is really great plus it also has some real strawberry seeds which helps to exfoliate my skin! This is my substitute when I ran out of my other face wash

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Acne Defense Facial Wash Php 169.75 –  Like I’ve said, I do tend to have spots on my face whenever I was stressed, stayed up late or whatever activity that involves sweat. But when I used this one, it was like a miracle sent from heaven. It really helps to prevent acne from appearing on my face and also helps with the oiliness of my skin. One of my faves!

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Acne Defense Solution Gel Php 199.75 – This one…is the best out of the three! When I first tried this I was wary because you can feel the little sting when you applied it to your acne – but it was all worth it! It dries up my pimples nicely and in just 3 days it will disappear. If you have a problem like mine, this is one of the products that you should try!

 

See you on the next blog,

claire

Let’s Talk About. . .Anger and Stress

What do you do when you’re stressed out or your body is fueling with anger? This two emotions are the reason why we tend to snap occasionally…If you thought that you’re the only one experiencing this…you’re not alone. Since I was a little kid, I know that I get angry easily at the smallest things and stressed out at the matters that doesn’t involved me. For the past two years, I’ve been really trying my best to control these dangerous emotions of mine – sometimes I do get pissed off myself about it but. . .day by day I learned to accept that this is who I am and just try to forget everything for a minute and relax.

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~Become aware of your Trigger~

Most important thing is you have to know WHY you get angry or stressed out…when people doesn’t have a reason to be stressed and they acknowledge it…well, these are the times that it can be really stressful. If you have some things that needed to be done, do it early. Manage your time because when you face it head on it will be much more harder. Find the reason what is stressing or annoying you, work it out until you find a way to solve it

~Just Relax~

If you feel that the whole world is crushing and crumbling you down, just close your eyes, take a deep breath and relax. If that doesn’t work, go get yourself some off from work. One of the most relaxing thing you could do is travel. Explore the things that you wanted and when you finally feel refreshed, clear off your mind and tell yourself that it’s just another day – and always put a smile on

~Me Time~

When things started going really hectic in my school and everyday life, the thing that I first do when I got home is, have a bath, put on some comfy clothes, grab some snack and indulge myself in korean shows. If you think that your brain is scrambled everywhere, just get a pen and a paper and write down your feelings about everything. In that way you’re relieving all the negative energy from your body

~Listen~

Songs can really change our mood in just a second. When I was about to snap, I usually listen to some slow songs when I feel that anger bubbling up in my chest and try to steer off my mind from all those dangerous thoughts. One song can really change a person’s mood so give it a try!

~Move On~

Lastly, don’t ever ever dwell in the past. There’s a reason why it’s called the past – you cannot change it and that’s totally okay. You don’t want to be left behind on the future ahead of you, always think about what is your next step, and how you’re going to achieve it. And please, past is in the past like Elsa said so move on people.

See you on the next blog,

claire

Why It’s Good to Have Goals. . .

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UHM. . . HELLO 2017!! The year of 2016 is officially over so was the things that happened that year. But are you really ready to start a new one? Personally, I don’t really list down my goals, when the idea came I just try my best to stuck it in my brain but I realize that I failed doing it so.

I want to ask you these, how do you set your goals? Do you write them down? Do you have some? What’s your goal for this year? And if you have, what are they? How do you keep them? Help meee!!!

I know that every one of us, before the year ends we would say to ourselves our new years resolution. My mom (always) have a new years resolution, which in some cases she failed to do so.(Sorry mom hehe, I love you!) A part of that is me – whenever we start our school, I always had this plan set up and my goals.

The thing about me is, I don’t write it down or I forgot it easily. I would easily get frustrated and will push myself too hard – I know some of us has this experience. When we don’t get our goals, we become frustrated, restless and sometimes we give up.

But that’s why we have goals.  Even though we failed to do it, we have to pursue them because it’s the sole reason why we do things.

I remember last year in summer, I told myself that I would eat healthy to have that beach body and exercise everyday. I did the whole Popsicle thing where you pick up one and you have to do it – that lasted about a week until school finally caught up in me. Then, I tried exercising everyday when I got home but my body really isn’t cooperating with me. Same with my studies.

That’s why I said to myself; this isn’t going to work. I need REAL goals. I need to stop dreaming about my goals and properly do it. That’s why this year, I will write down my goals with glitter pens and stickers. And then IF, or WHEN I finally meet them, I can feel excited and proud of myself that I did it all. But if I didn’t get it, I wouldn’t get shitty about myself or get emotional, because that’s life. You just have to move on and try your hardest for the second time.

As for now, I would like to share some of the one’s I’ve written down for this year. . .

-Be more kind, reduce me being gutsy and always, always control my mouth.

-Do more exercise. It’s not only good for the body but also mentally

-Clean my room more. I suck at this. But I’ll try my best

-Concentrate more in school.

-Take risks. Even if you think it’s not worth it, the feeling after doing so is so GOOD

-READ MORE. I’ve been on a slump since school started but I’ll really try my best

-Blog more

-Use my REAL camera. I need to be more good at taking pictures.

See you on the next blog,

Claire