Thursday, February 21

TOYOTA: Car of the Year

"The Toyota Camry Named Car of the Year by Korean Journalists
Written by:  Tribune       Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:00
Seoul, Korea; January 31, 2013 – The Toyota Camry has been voted by the Korea Automobile Journalist Association as the Car of the Year 2013. The medium-sized sedan earned the highest score of 78.75 points for its value on price, performance, safety and fuel efficiency. On top of that, Toyota’s Lexus GS and Prius Hybrid were no. 1 in performance and green-car categories, respectively. This is the first time a foreign model has earned this title since the award was presented three years ago. 

Moreover, the Camry is one of the best-selling import cars in Korea . During the same period of winning this title, Toyota ’s sales in Korea soared over 200% in 2012 compared to the previous year. In the Philippines , the Camry has been the best-selling model in its segment since 2001."

Sunday, February 10

Lab Gastropub Oceana

I was invited to a surprise baby shower for a very good friend and former work partner Wendy, last Friday at Lab Gastropub Oceana. I was excited because I'll be having dinner with my former office friends, at the same time, a new resto to try and blog.

The Lab Gastropub is at the tranquil side of SM by the Bay, MOA Complex Pasay. It has a soft touch good for people who chose to have a relaxing dinner after a days work. Unlike other chain of restaurants along SM By the Bay, the area is calm... no loud music or bands playing in, out and around the restaurant.

"It is a restaurant-school run by the Center for Culinary Arts Manila where the menu was thoughtfully developed by talented culinary students in the 6-month fast track chef program, mentored by highly experienced chefs." 

Sunday, February 3

OOTD: My Office Look

My (current) favorite top. A loose blue top with see-through long sleeves. 
I find it sleek and chic for Yuppies
Skirt and Blouse: SM
Shoes: Style & Co. (from mom-in-law)
Necklace: Bazaar find; Earrings: Simple Joys

Saturday, February 2


One weekday (I think that was Thursday) while at home cooking dinner, Dad called up and invited us for dinner. They were at Bhoyings, -the new restaurant in BF Homes Phase 1- but since it's quite far and a weekday, we pass. Dad gave good feedback though and said that the food was good, affordable and there's a mini playland where the kiddos can play too. It was featured in Jessica Soho's show, so it became popular.

Friday, February 1

Kikay 101: My New Makeup Remover

I've been using make up for years and been using olive oil as my make up remover. My face is quite sensitive to make up removers. The first that I've tried was cold cream back in college... I had acne attack for a week because of it. About 5 years ago, I started using olive oil to remove my waterproof makeups and it did quite well for me. Recently, I've been brave enough to try another one, Clinique take the day off makeup remover. Thinking that it is for sensitive skin and it has 90% good reviews, I've tried it and it looks okay for a couple of days... a bit of a sting but doesn't really hurt. On the 3rd day... i feel a burning sensation in my eye area. The next day, my eyes were like blowfish! swelling =(