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Narita Airport finds

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On Christmas, we had a layover in Narita Airport. I love the little trinkets there in Japan. So many adorable things there.





























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Crepes Corner

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Who knew you can taste something do glorious for $3.81?
I heard about this crepes place on yelp and finally tried it. Yum! I love the nutella, strawberry, strawberry crispy crepe I got.



Corner Crepes is located on Bolsa next to Zen Vegetarian restaurant. Parking is limited.





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Ube cake

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I had a bite of this ube birthday cake and it was delish.




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Coconut trees

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I'll miss seeing the coconut trees everywhere. Look at this serene pic.



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Batangas night market

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Last night, we went to a night market so I can buy flowers and bibingka. I love this photo of people cooking bibingka (rice cake) here on the street. The purple food is called puto bong bong (rice cake with coconut and sugar).










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Chicharon

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Want your cholesterol to shoot up? Then eat these chicken innards and fried chicharon. This is definitely something I won't try. Hehe.



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Lomi house

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We ate at lomi house in lipa city yesterday before going to mataasnakahoy. My mom ordered lomi- a local specialty of noodles, egg, meat and thickened by cassava flour. A very filling soup. I got the pork adobo with rice. Yum except for the fat on the meat.







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Instant pho

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Went to a local supermarket here in Batangas and found instant chicken pho. Baby and I tried it but it wasn't very good. Guess the real thing is always better. Hehe.



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Salabat and bibingka

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What a perfect snack. Ginger tea and Filipino mini rice cake. Yum! I want more!


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Cupcake

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Who knew there were cupcakes in the Philippines? I attended my cousin's daughter's birthday party and Saturday and saw this beauty.





A bummer the frosting was too sweet and cake a little dry.

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Banana Q

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I'm in the Philippines for the holidays so will be posting what I see.

My cousin got me Banana Q yesterday. This street food is the perfect dessert or snack. It's basically a banana covered in molasses and barbecued. Ooh yeah! It's been a favorite since I was little.


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Toy Drive & Holiday Mixer - 12/07

Got this announcement from my friends at OCAPICA. Looks like a great event to support!

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OCA-Orange County works in partnership with National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)-Orange County to host their annual Holiday Toy Drive & mixer on Dec 7th, 6:30pm- 9:30pm @ the OC Mart MIX.

All collected toys will be donated to Hearts of Charity and Friends, OCAPICA, and The Cambodian Family!


Please bring new and unwrapped toys worth of minimum $10 value, and consider what children would like!



Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 7th @ 6:30 to 9:30 pm



Location:

OC Mart MIX CENTER AREA

3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626



Cost:

Pre-register: $5 + toy or $15 without a toy



At-the-Door:

$10 + toy or $20 without a toy



Purpose: To collect toys for three local API organizations for the Christmas holidays and bring together various API communities within the OC area





To RSVP or Register Online: www.2011toydrivemixer.eventbrite.com


Questions can be directed to Ellen Chen at ellen.…

Star Boutique featuring Etsy products in Fountain Valley - 12/02

Don't forget the Star Boutique is tomorrow in Fountain Valley. The boutique will feature artisan jewelry, baby accessories, totes made from designer fabric, stained glass ornaments, artwork and photography, and scented candles. It's a can't miss event!

More info:
Eye and Feel of Design
Presents
Star Boutique

Friday, December 2, 2011
4pm to 9pm

Fountain Valley residence
16449 Filbert Street
Fountain Valley, CA

Featuring homemade local artisans
Etsy products like HBMuse jewelry, Transparent Dreams stained glass, Picadilly Cottage accessories, Scentsie candles, Eye and Feel Design designer fabric items, Nature Notebook's artwork and photography

Free admission
Cash only please
Some vendors accept credit cards
Feel free to bring a canned good to donate to His Hands Service

Visit:
http://www.eyeandfeelofdesign.com
http://eyeandfeeldesign.blogspot.com

Patchwork festival finds

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I got some goodies on Sunday. Check out these cool hairpins and silver necklace. Can't wait to wear these.








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Patchwork festival - 11/27

There's a cool festival happening in Santa Ana tomorrow. Local artisans and food trucks, oh my!

Follow @patchworkshow for more details.

More info:
Patchwork show


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Black Friday - children's place & gap

Use web code "THANKS" to get 20% off on children's place online. Code expires 11/23.

If twitter is correct, gap will be offering not 50% off their store but 60%. Whooee!


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Uniqlo in LA?

Just read my Racked LA newsletter and they said Uniqlo is coming to LA. If the report is true, I would be all over it.

My hubby bought me and baby all this great leggings and socks from Uniqlo Tokyo last week. Whoo hoo!

More info:
Racked LA


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Fashion Island tree lighting -11/19

Tonight at 6pm, there will be a tree lighting ceremony and special Disney characters performance. Ooh la la!

More info:
Fashion Island link


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Joovy and jujubee sample sale 11/19

Hurry, sale ends at 2pm PST! We shopped at this Irvine sample sale and got a new stroller and diaper bag for a great price.

More info:
Warehouse sale info


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Versace for H&M

The Cut tweeted about Versace for H&M today and made me laugh.

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Farm to truck challenge- 11/19

I was driving home and saw a sign for SOCO's farm to truck challenge happening November 19 from 9am to 2pm. The concept sounds cool where trucks create a food from items from the farmers market.

More info:
Saturday night foodies link


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Basq NYC

I read about celebs loving Basq beauty products on People today and checked out their site. Their resilient body oil and cucumber eye gel look great. I'll have to give it a try soon.

More info:
Basq NYC


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I can't live without

...my remember the milk iPhone app. It manages my to dos and let's me easily postpone them or mark complete. A must have!


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A Taste of Fall Event -11/11

Xanh Bistro will be participating in a food event tonight in Irvine called A Taste of Fall Event features sustainable menu.

More info:
0C Weekly

Star Boutique 12/02

Eye and Feel Of Design
Presents
Star Boutique

Friday, December 2, 2011
4pm to 9pm

Fountain Valley residence
16449 Filbert Street
Fountain Valley, CA

Featuring homemade local artisans like Etsy products

Free admission
Cash only please
Feel free to bring a canned good to donate to His Hands Service

Interested in becoming a vendor?
Vendor deadline fast approaching
Email benitadelfin@yahoo.com

Visit:
http://www.eyeandfeelofdesign.com
http://eyeandfeeldesign.blogspot.com

Dj themed shower

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We attended a baby shower yesterday. My friend is a dj so used this theme throughout. Don't you love the turntable cake and dj cupcake? Soo cute!







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Food trend at colleges?

I read this interesting Article about how college campuses are redoing their food options. It's about time. I know when I went to school I never liked the cafeteria food. Blaachhh! Bravo to college campuses who pay attention to students' needs.


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Book launch & talk -11/19

Got this email announcement and definitely had to share.

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Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation
By Peter Jamero

Booklaunching and Talk
Saturday, November 19, 2011
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Carson Public Library
151 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-0901

Documentation of Filipino American history is largely limited to the Manong Generation that immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. Their second-generation children -- the Bridge Generation -- are now in their sixties, seventies, and eighties; however, the literature is silent regarding their life in America. Vanishing Filipino Americans explores the Bridge Generation's growing up years; their maturation as participants in Filipino youth clubs; their development of a unique subculture; their civic participation; and their triumphs and struggles in America's workforce. Jamero begins the process of documenting the experiences and contributions of these second-generation Filipino Americans, addressing a significant…

Makeup tips

I love getting my Goop newsletter. This edition had makeup tips. I love makeup tips and tutorials. She has a transition from day to night look which I love.

More info:
Goop


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Madewell Denim After Dark

Got this email from Madewell:

Denim After Dark! It’ll be on November 3rd here at Madewell, South Coast Plaza from 5pm to 9pm. It’ll be a great night of complementary treats, drinks, music and lots of great shopping (there’ll be a secret sale that you won’t want to miss).

Sounds like it'll be fun. You should check it out!

New maternity shop on Diapers.com

Diapers.com has a grand opening for their new maternity shop. I browsed a little bit and saw way cute nursing scarfs and covers.

More info:
Diapers.com

Children's Place 25% off

Use webcode "FIEND" to get 25% off at Children's Place. Hurry, it ends tomorrow October 29.

Montreal: rocky road brownies

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I miss the rocky road brownies I had at java u cafe and Starbucks. How come I don't see these in the states? Look how yum they are.








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Chanel

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I had a little makeover when I was in Montreal. Delta lost our luggage so no makeup or beauty product the whole trip. I decided to splurge on Chanel foundation and eyeshadow. The vitalumiere line does really refresh your face. A must for a tired on the go mom like me! Their eyeshadow is the best. Doesn't crease and is long lasting.










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Montreal: Notre Dame

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This is another example of a beautiful Cathedral. It was my first time attending a French speaking mass. The choir and organ was a nice addition to the mood of the mass. I love going to cathedrals where you can see history before your very eyes.















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Montreal: St. Joseph

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We visited the beautiful St. Joseph cathedral several weeks ago. Father Andre had a vision to have a church dedicated to St. Joseph. My pictures do not capture the immense beauty of this place. The architecture, details and thought put into this plAce can really be seen. This church is a must see if you go to Montreal.


























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Montreal: poutine

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We tried a native Canadian dish called poutine. What is it exactly? Fries with gravy and cheese poured on top. I admit it was Kinda funky when I tried it at first, then I kept stealing some from my hubby.



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Montreal: underground city food court

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If you ever want to see the grand daddy of all food courts, you must go to Montreal's underground city. This mall connects commuters to train stations plus has the best selection of casual dining around. I loved seeing everyone speak French too.

When we were there, hubby and baby got a 3 curry meal from tandoori While I got a beef plate from Kimchi. Mmm, Mmm, good!



















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Hunter

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Pretend you are in Montreal with me. It's cold and rainy. What do the chic French Canadians wear on their feet to keep warm? Hunter wellies of course.

I spotted these at a department store. If I remember correctly, they are about $150 Canadian. Pretty cute huh?



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Montreal: Brit & Chips

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Our first night in Montreal was spent grabbing dinner at Brit & chips in Old Montreal. This place was delicious. You can never go wrong with fried food. The authentic British meal was really good that I went here a second time during my visit.



Front door



Steak and veggie pie



Shrimp and Chips



Cod fish and chips



Cool ketchup packet



Ingredients of my lemonade

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