Saturday, August 30, 2014

CURVY STATEMENT - Unlimited Pizza Pasta Experience : Birthmonth celebration

                                             I'm neither a foodie nor a food blogger. I just wanted to share some of my favorite food which are pizza, pasta and salad.  That day, I was really excited about this experience since I am a gourmet fan. My sister who has a bigger appetite than me (although it's not really obvious and I might be accused of being a liar here LOL!) was my companion in this mouth watering escapade.


                                             The buffet or eat all you can is at Azalea Residences Baguio City. It's going to be my first time to check the place but as soon as we arrived I felt that my experience would turn out good. The waiters and waitresses are very welcoming and accommodating. When My sister and I entered Tradisyon, It gave me a feel good vibe and it looks like I'm comfortable with their semi-formal filipino inspired set up. We were escorted towards our seat.
                                                          
                                            How I wish their chairs would have arm rests but anyway, It's just a very minor observation on the ensembles of our stay there. We were asked if we would like to check on the food but we opted to take a seat and just feel the ambiance. :) After a few minutes, chilled water was served on our table and that was the time that we decided to check on the buffet.


                                                   We reserved a table for two near the glass window. We can view the buffet area from our seat. As you can see, the chairs are very filipino inspired but without arm rests.


                                                 Starting off with the chef who can personalize your pasta. Choose whatever pasta and ingredients you like. As for me I requested for Meaty Bolognese and for the ingredients, I asked him to add a little of everything. :)


                                                Check out the pizzas available! The Sicilean, Chicago meat lovers, Margarita, Pinoy Longanissa and Hawaian.


                                                The salad bar includes vegetable salad, sausage, tomatoes and cheese, Parmesan bread and my favorite Penne salad. 


                                             More ready made pastas available. Cheesy baked macaroni and vegetable lasagna for those who likes to a eat healthy pasta dish.


                                              Another angle taken of the different pizzas. Yum!

THE DINING EXPERIENCE
                                       The table reserved good for two near the glass window.


                                                                                    1st     Take                
                                               
                                                  
                                                                          My sister's 1st Take!

                                                  

And finally, I reserved the tiramisu. I saved the best for last. I'm a certified sweet tooth girl. LOL

                                                Overall, I could give them7.5 - 8.5/10 score. The dining experience is good. I enjoyed the personalized pasta and the ready made ones. I can say that the taste is satisfactory and worth it so far. Maybe, I was just looking for more flavors like cheese overload on the baked macaroni and more spices or flavors to be savored on the vegetable lasagna. The pizza is good so far. It's a combination of the pan pizza of Pizza Hut and the signature pizza flavor of Shakey's. One thing I didn't like is that when you go back for the 2nd round for the pizza slices, It is already on room temperature. The dining experience would be better if they provide a way to keep the pizza in a warm or hot temperature for their customers to appreciate their food more. That night, I was really stuffed and could only afford to go back for the second time, unlike my sister. She was able to consume 3 plates (3 rounds)  and the last is the Tiramisu. I had 8 and she had 7.  It's a nice dining experience and I can recommend my friends to try the buffet. Anyway, It is very affordable.  

AFTER DINNER PHOTOS

                                            It's already past 10 in the evening and we have so little time to enjoy our stay in Azalea so we might as well take photos. 
 

Stomach in!! Carbs overload! LOL
                                                  Their powder room in Azalea is very fragrant and clean. The interiors are very conducive for dolling up and retouching. Look at my sister making it as if it's her own and since it:)))'s only the two of us, let me take a powder room selfie. #sorry #thisdoesntalwayshappen


                                                       Taking a look at the nice place.

 Enjoying the evening breeze. Thank God it just stopped raining.






 Oh did I forget to mention that Taylor Swift is riding her Yellow horse? She seemed to enjoy the ride. And it's too late for you and your yellow horse to come around. LOL 


 Another great experience with my sister. It's time to go home now. Till the next fashion and food escapade :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CURVY STATEMENT - Going Vintage 20's on my 27th celebration - A spur of the moment style

                                               It's the time of the year again where I am reminded to hurry up and set directions for myself. In a way, I have loved the Idea that I have accepted myself, how I look and how other people might react towards me. It has been a life long challenge to prove myself to anyone that I am more than my weight. So far, the results are really good. I don't worry about dresses that don't fit as so well for my body type because I have an irregular shape anyway, I can make my own. People are starting to open their minds and accept big and beautiful women and I already feel welcomed and respected with whatever I wear. What matters most are your beliefs, educational investments achievements in life and most of all my family and a few friends.

                                               Thank you for supporting me in any of the endeavors that I have encountered. I really felt that my jewelry and dress projects were appreciated by people I know and love. It really matters that you do acknowledge my Ideas are worthy of being worn by every woman of varied body sizes. That alone gives me a feeling of fulfillment and contentment. Thank God for the gift of art and beauty.

                                               Other people might say what they want about me and whatever creations I have, they are entitled to their opinion but one thing is for sure. I wont allow them to crush and step on my dreams. I still have a lot to learn and I admit that I am no expert yet. Whatever designs I have, it always comes from the heart. That's one thing that I could be proud of. All of my creations are made out of love with a mixture of pain and happiness.

                                               Another thing about being 27 years old is that I am pressured to achieve something that is greater or better compared to what I have achieved in the past. I hope that my motivation would keep me going and let inspiration fuel the fire of my desire to be lead where I'm supposed to be. Living a life full of passion is on the top of my list and hopefully, I'm getting closer but of course, one step at a time.

                                              My target for this year is INDEPENDENCE and FREEDOM. It might be hard and outside my comfort zone but I hope I can achieve this sooner or a little later. It really matters when you learn to do basic and practical things on your own. Anyway, my sister, who has always been there for me will always be behind me in every step of the way. Thank you my dearest sister. I love you!

                                    GOING BACK IN THE 1920'S ON MY 27TH BIRTHDAY WAS FUN

                                              Red hair was my favorite search topic on Pinterest and Google images. At first, I'm very scared to try red because it might not fit my personality but I finally tried Reddish  Brown and so far I was satisfied like I was dying to have it dyed for several months already because I'm tired of having a blonde hair. I fell in love with Emma Stone's hair so she was my hair inspiration in this hair style. Plus I researched on how to do the finger waves without having to spend too much on a finger wave ceramic iron. I just did it manually. You can check it on Youtube.


 So far, I had positive feedbacks regarding my hair color and DIY hairstyle.



         I decided to pair it with a button down black and white printed dress and accessorized it with a green belt just to emphasize the curvy shape of my body and used my color blocked Guess heels.


FRONT VIEW

FRONT REAR VIEW

Did I mention that I was with Taylor swift on that day? LOL nahh just my sister doing the Taylor swift inspired hair and outfit.

My sister's boots are from Zara, I did the styling of her outfit. Is it bad? and she's wearing my 1st bib necklace creation.


Thank you Lord for allowing Mr. Sun to celebrate with me during my Birthday. It is rare that Mr. Sunshine would accommodate my  birthday invitation . Most of the time, he refuses but this time he didn't fail me.



I spent the rest of the afternoon chilling with my sister as always.

Again, just shared my ideas with you. I just realized I gotta make life my very own. Just live the moment because I'll never be this young anymore. As each day passes, I grow older and I should strive to be better. Thank you everyone.

* Emma Stone's picture is not mine. Credits to the owner
*Black and White Dress is by Happy Day New York