1.30.2012

Outsourced.

HOMAYGAD, after few days of thinking where I'll end up after my first ever project in ASI, verdict had finally came:

*drumroll* 

I'm gonna be outsourced to NEC starting first day of Feb!

It's not that I want to leave my current project so bad. I've spent my first 9 work months in it. All kinds of stress, overtime, and heartache, I've experienced them all in my MA project. I'm happy to go because I'll be experiencing something new. There will probably be more stress, overtimes, and heartaches, but the fact still remains, THEY WILL BE ALL NEW! roflmao

I also wanted to meet new people, stare and stalk new faces, meet my colleagues, have a new work life in a new workplace. This whole thing just makes me SSOOO GIDDDDYY! Yes fellas, I'M EXCITED AS FUDGE!

1.29.2012

The floral top

I am an avid reader of Laureen Uy's blog and when I stumble on her famous online hub, her fashion style and wit never fail to amaze me, EVERYTIME! Love her clothes, and most of all, her accessories!

So I do my regular visit on her site and her post entitled For Amethyst placed a wide smile on my face! Her cute floral top is the same top I wore on my first ASI Christmas party. 

photo taken from Laureen's blog. I don't own this!
Me, second to the left, wearing the same floral top

Geez, I never appreciated the top's elegance that much until I saw Laureen's pictures. I mean, the top's cute and all but seeing it worn by a fashion celebrity, it makes it more elegant. It just went ELEGANT IN EVERY LEVEL. She just role modeled the saying: Girls should rock their outfits, and not their outfits rocking them! 

Funny how it didn't make any impact when I wore it last December. haha!


1.28.2012

I got JUX


I finally found a new home online thru JUX.COM. It's like a blog, picture-ified! You just get to post pics, vids, slideshows, quotes and stuff which I think is beneficial for a blogger like me who prefers to let pictures do all the talking! I just wish I had met this little lovely site before 2012 started so I could make my own 365 ( collection of pictures from Jan 1 to Dec 31) but I assume I would fail in posting pics everyday so I don't think that would work for me.

I believe JUX.COM is still starting since they only have one template available. You can't customize your page, like do all the colors and fonts, blah blah blah. I think it's classy though since it's keeping its simplicity in place. I like how you get your picture posted in fullscreen. No ads, sidebars and stuff. Just your picture and a little caption. OSM!

Now you guys stalk me in my new nest, http://ethileenirese.jux.com/

xoxo

1.22.2012

My brain is....

about to explode with random thoughts and I need to let them all out!!!

1. I WANT TO BUY STUDS AND I JUST DUNNO WHERE! Searched Ayala, Gaisano and even Carbon but I got ZERO search results. I still dunno what I'm gonna do with 'em yet but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna puke rainbows and unicorns if I get my hands into 'em! Imma use them for my DIY projects and having none of these beautiful pretty studs means no DIY for me. I may be able to just get some other alternatives BUT I WANT STUDSSSSSS! T_____________T



2. I have 1 playlist for Bigbang, 1 playlist for Taeyang, 1 playlist for Westlife, and 1 playlist for all other men artists I wasn't able to create a playlist for.

But,

I have 1 playlist each for 2ne1, Adele, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Perri, Fefe Dobson, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pink, Pixie Lott, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and 1 playlist with all these playlists from women artists combined.

 Talking about PLAYLIST SEXISM! haha

3. I hate my slow internet connection. I hate it I hate it I hate it

4. I can now feel the effect of a NO MEGAUPLOAD life. 75% of my downloads are done on Megaupload and hearing that the site has been shut down by close-minded asses, I am now freedom-deprived! Because of this idiocy that they had done to my poor Megaupload, other DL sites are packing things up to run away. Therefore, NO MORE TV SHOW and KPOP DOWNLOADS for me! There are still some sites who are brave enough to continue but deym, I'm pretty sure they'll soon decide to shut down. THIS IS JUST DEVASTATING!!! DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN THIS PLANET ANYMORRREEEEEE!

farewell, my friend! T_T

1.21.2012

January: KOREAN FOOD @ Han Guk Kwan

This year, me and my two other close friends decided to make 2012 a year of glorious food indulgences. Going out and trying something new in the food department every month is not a bad idea. Exploring is the key, Heavy tummy is the success. 

This JANUARY, food theme is KOREAN. Not much of a surprise since we are fans of kpop and we are quite interested and curious about the food we see in kpop reality shows! Good luck to me since korean food consists of 60% veggies, which, unfortunately, I'm not a fan of. 

Our google research led us to Han Guk Kwan restaurant. And as far as our sense of direction is concerned, it's few steps beside Ayala Terminal, just near the Archbishop Reyes and Lahug intersection. It can easily be seen since their signage's written in BIG BOLD korean letters. 



THE AMBIANCE: 
I wasn't able to take pics of the whole restaurant since we were situated in a table which is beside a big white wall. The facade makes the restaurant look small but when you go inside, it's spacious, has two types of table, one with normal chairs, and one where you can squat and eat like a true-blooded korean. We decided to go for the table with chairs just so we won't squeeze our tummies for squatting. haha


THE SERVICE: 
The waitresses were nice enough to teach us, non-korean restaurant goers/ first-timers, how to do the whole frying thing. They were also approachable and friendly and were kind enough to answer our inquiries throughout our dinner. 


THE FOOD: 
Definitely quenched our hunger for authentic korean food. We may not have any other korean restaurants to compare Han Guk Kan with, but as a typical foodie, I would say that the food had set the bar high for our next monthly food trips. 

Sam Gyeop Sal(200.00) and Chadel Bak i (P200.00)
How it looks on the pan
I've been dying to try this one. I always get curious how it feels to fry your own food in the table and eat it afterwards. I guess the thrill of releasing your creativity on how you cook your own food makes the experience more appetizing! There were also side dishes that were new to me and I'm emphasizing that I am no veggie lover but I did wrap the lettuce to the bacon strip with spicy sauce. The taste? HEAVEN. 

Budae Jjigae (P400.00)
when you're near this stew, you can't help but smile and starve!
This stew is a must-try for foodies who want to explore korean dishes. It's like noodles and all kinds of meat in a stew. Definitely worth your bucks!

Jajang myeon (P150.00)
Glenduh had always wanted this sooooo bad after watching k-stars eat this in reality shows. She described this before as "JUICY KAAYO TAN-AWON"  which also describes the taste. It's not sweet, not too salty. Just the right amount of flavour that will make you remember this and prolly have this as your fave korean dish. My first ever black noodles. hooray!

Bibimbap (200.00)
I wasn't able to take a picture of bibimbap when it was still pretty, the time we had not mixed all the veggies yet. This was the ONLY dish I wasn't able to try since this entirely consists of veggies. I was able to take the lettuce with bacon strips but not this one. haha

and the one-time KOREAN feel would not be complete without this!
halfway through the drink, Aiko felt light-weighted, Glenduh's face went rossy red, and I felt dizzy! hahah

To sum this up, the whole korean extravagance had made me want to taste the rest of the dishes we were not able to order. Every dish made our night worth-remembering. I would have wanted to eat more but the dishes we ordered were just SOOO MORE than enough for the 3 of us. We were literally panicking on what to eat first because of the gazillions of side dishes available plus the fact that everything is our first time to try. Do I want to indulge myself in another korean experience? ABSOLUTELY!