1 World Music Fest

After being stuck to Google and youtube for two weeks, researching about Marina Barrage, I already fell in love with  1 World Music Festival’s venue this coming month. It’s just undeniably beautiful. Marina Barrage has enough space for throngs of people who’re all excited to witness exemplary performances by their favorite artists.

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You can kind of assume that almost all of the big DJs in the world will be there. I wish Apl de Ap of Black Eyed Peas will be there too. But nonetheless, Singapore Festival is going to be a big hit because 1 World Music Fest made up a diverse line up of artists worldwide.

DAY 1

Iggy Azalea

Pendulum

Orbital

The Cataracs

Infected Mushroom

Cobra Starship

DAY 2

Snoop Dogg

Moby

Far East Movement

Tinie Tempah

Yuna

Taboo (of Black Eyed Peas)

Cosmic Gate

Miguel Migs

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Let 1 World Music Fest turn you on this September 20 – 21, 2013 at Marina Barrage Singapore. Book your tickets now! http://www.ticketbooth.com.sg/SelectSession.ntuc?EventId=382&cid=3823

Check out their website for more details: http://1worldmusicfestival.com/

Alaine Alejandrino

Casa San Pablo: An art-lover’s paradise

We picked Casa San Pablo based on the good reviews that we’ve read about them and we are very happy with our choice.
When inn keeper, Ann confirmed our reservation, she attached other tourists destinations near Casa San Pablo along with our reminders and driving instructions (which we find very thoughtful).
We reached Casa San Pablo in less than 2 hours from Manila. We were welcomed by our wonderful attendant, Danica and was immediately guided to our room.

cardigan and washed denim shorts: ukay-ukay * bag: longchamp * 1pc swimsuit: H and M

cardigan and washed denim shorts: ukay-ukay * bag: longchamp * 1pc swimsuit: H and M

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Our room was clean and it’s true – it’s perfect for a honeymoon and can also be rented by a small family. The room was large enough to accommodate 4 guests and even opened towards the garden, giving us a wonderful view of Casa San Pablo.

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It has a classic atmosphere reflecting a bygone era which added to it’s already romantic vibe. Paintings were beautifully hanged on the wall. It’s like being in a different world with very minimal travel time – highly recommended for people with hectic schedules like us.

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dress: GAP flip flops: Caribbean

dress: GAP* flip flops: Caribbean

A lot of work goes into making sure each meal are well-presented. We just had to say this: each meal is a bang for your buck. We were served food that are good for four people! Brewed coffee is overflowing! Our attendant is superb, she won’t leave us until we finish our meal…making sure that we got everything that we need. She somehow reminded us of Carrie Bradshaw’s room attendant in Sex and the City 2.

while waiting for dinner. bonnet: Ever department store, Tshirt: Hollister* Shorts: CK, shoes: Vibram

while waiting for dinner. bonnet: Ever department store* Tshirt: Hollister* Shorts: Kenneth Cole* shoes: Vibram

our first meal at CSP

our first meal at CSP

CSP's version of "big breakfast"

CSP’s version of “big breakfast”

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lunch!

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Casa San Pablo can accommodate 120 guests. Each room has its own unique identity. They also have rooms with 18 bed bunks good for family reunions or team buildings.
Their lovely pool is also one of their attractions.

Junk Garden

Junk Garden

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rambutan!

rambutan!

with Danica, one of CSP's treasures

with Danica, one of CSP’s treasures

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Our overnight stay with 3 meals was on promotional rate when we booked two weeks ago! So don’t forget to check Casa San Pablo’s website to avail special discounts!
http://www.casasanpablo.com/

We’ll see you again, Casa San Pablo! 🙂

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Juan Tamad Atbp.

The workload in a call center world and the demands of personal and social life can be too stressful for many.

But Auraullo Mendejar proved that having a normal life is a choice and that it’s never too late to be who you want to be. His five year relationship with one of the top call centers in the country made way to pursue his passion for painting. A pre-Christmas contest in their company later on became his inspiration to hold a one-man art exhibit.

photo from: ASMendejar Art Gallery page

photo from: ASMendejar Art Gallery page

With the support of his wife, Hannah, Mendejar’s exhibit entitled Juan Tamad Atbp opened last July 2,2013 and is still drawing crowd to date. Beautiful paintings with some glow-in-the dark special acrylic paint are displayed at the beautiful Old Oven Art Cafe.

To know more about Araullo and his creations, check out his facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/ASMendejarArtGallery

Araullo Mendejar with Migs Alejandrino, serenading the customers of Old Oven Art Cafe

Araullo Mendejar with Migs Alejandrino, serenading the customers of Old Oven Art Cafe

If you’re looking for a café with great food and fine art pieces visit Old Oven Art Café at 136 Katipunan road, Brgy. St. Ignatius, Quezon City.
https://www.facebook.com/OldOvenArtCafe

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

A not so jolly hotdog

We all pull out for fast food restaurants from time to time. Albeit the unhealthy food that we get from these chains, it is still unacceptable to receive food that looks like it came out off a cheap burger stand.

Either Jollibee’s to-go service has gone totally awry or this specific Jollibee store in Circumferential Road, Antipolo City hire people that didn’t undergo any training for food handling.

We went to Jollibee Antipolo (Circumferential Road) last July 26, 2013 to eat breakfast. We ordered 2 chicken meals and two jolly hotdogs to go. Because we were both hungry since we both came from a graveyard shift, we didn’t even took time to check the paper bag that was handed to us by the cashier.

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When we got home, we were disgusted by these poor little hotdog sandwiches. Aren’t they supposed to be packed using food boxes just like they were in the old days?

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They still taste yummy though.

What happened to the FSP standards?

Enjoy the rest of the week,

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

KPOP Republic 2013

Mark your calendar for an epic show!KPOP Republic is happening on September 7, 2013 at the Smart Araneta Colliseum.

SHINee,one of the most sought after KPop groups in Asia returns to Manila tagging along with them two of South Korea’s hottest KPop groups, EXO-K and Dal Shabet.

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Don’t forget to dress up the KPop way so you won’t be left out!

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Tickets are available at www.ticketnet.com.ph and visit KPOPRepublic2013.weebly.com for more info.

See you there!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino
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Yay to 2013!

Half of the year is over. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like yesterday when I signed my contract with the company that I’m currently working with and just like that… I am celebrating my 3rd year with them by  November.

Contract Signing, 2010 (Top: Green Hills Tiangge, Pants: SM department store, Bag: Louis Vuitton Shoes: Liz Claiborne)

Contract Signing, 2010
(Top: Green Hills Tiangge, Pants: SM department store, Bag: Louis Vuitton Shoes: Liz Claiborne)

This year is also extra special for me and my husband! As early as now, we are already making plans for our first wedding anniversary. Our long overdue honeymoon, perhaps?

October 2012, 3rd Anniversary and Engagement Photo shoot (Jackets from PUMA)

October 2012, 3rd Anniversary and Engagement Photo shoot
(Jackets from PUMA)

2013  thought us so many things and I am so thrilled to know whatelse is instored for us.

Enjoy the rest of the week!!!

XO,
Alaine Alejandrino

Jhoser and Maureen

I am over the moon excited to share another lovely event that we attended last Saturday.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll see that I adore weddings and couldn’t help myself but to snap a few shots here and there.

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Wedding ceremony was held at The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. The aisle is long,  which is ideal for weddings (Seeing a bride walk down the aisle is always super special and never fails to make me cry). The Church is quiet and tranquil and the array of stained glasses really appeals to me.

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dress by Erika Obmerga. yep,same person who did my wedding dress!

(Dress by Erika Obmerga; shoes – Charles and Keith; purse – Japan brand)

The Ceremony was followed by a Dinner Dance Party at Oasis Manila. I went giddy with excitement when the host announced that the same-day-edit video will be played after dinner… and as we  watched in awe, I remembered how happy I am on our big day.

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I’m beyond honored to be  part of this very special moment.

Congratulations Jhoser and Maureen!

XO,

Alaine Alejandrino

June Bride

Exhausted from our shift and the long drive from Manila to Batangas, we accidentally crashed a Wedding. When we saw this beautiful Church on top of a hill, we assumed that we already reached Callaruega Church. My fiancé, just like a paparazzi immediately flashed his Camera to the bride as she step down the bridal car towards the aisle. I was already skeptical that we came to the right place – I wasn’t wearing glasses or contact lenses so I couldn’t see clearly. When my fiancé showed the pictures that he took, my facial expression gave me away! 😀

We immediately hurried back to our car and laughed as we left.  As soon as we reached Callaruega, the Wedding Ceremony has ended.

We drove another 5 minutes to Ville Sommet, Tagaytay.

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my date 😛

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The Newly Weds’ beautiful Engagement photos were perfectly placed outside their Wedding Venue for the guests to see. The table setting was simple yet elegant.  Appetizers and main dishes tastes as good as they look.

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Everyone followed the dress code as requested by the couple which added more elegance to their special event (hmmmm…another wedding idea).

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It was truly a Wedding to remember.

Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary, Herbert and Verna!

Migs and Alaine

Justo’s Vineyard

Hi Guys,

Sharing this review for my sister…

If you want to experience superb relaxation, don’t book this place. Why? (1) Booking is on a per-room basis. Imagine sharing the restroom, living area and the kitchen with strangers. (2) Beds per room can only accommodate 2 pax but the caretaker claims it can accommodate 10. It actually can if you’d utilize the floor. Besides, they don’t provide enough blankets and pillows. Come to think of it, each room costs P4,000! (3) Rooms don’t have dressers or cabinets to keep your belongings. (4) Guests aren’t provided with keys considering that the house is shared with strangers. (5) Restroom toilets won’t flush. FYI: 3 rooms on the ground floor share 1 common restroom as well as the 3 rooms upstairs. Only 1 room, the largest, has its own restroom. (6) Kitchen sink is clogged. (7) Dogs are free to roam around the house. (8) The caretaker charges P300 if you’d use the stove regardless if you’d just fry one piece of egg. (9) If you’re a beach bum, you won’t enjoy this place since there’s no shore line. This place is only good for photo opportunities. Despite all these, we still managed to make the most out of our time because enjoyment comes from within and not from where you are currently situated. Overall, Justo’s Vineyard is a loser. I just can’t fathom why our procurement team recommended this place for our once a year event.

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XO,

Alaine Alejandrino

#DoTheAHHH

I’m pretty sure that before summer officially ends people are itching to do something specific. Like spend a week in far flung corners of the Philippines or probably some other country, hit the beach or throw parties.
I hate to spoil everyone’s excitement but I’m not that picky on how I would like to spend the last days of summer.
I bring my NIVEA Protect & Refresh Cooling Mist with me everywhere I go…any form of relaxation is already a luxury and I will jerk my steering wheel to that direction! A volleyball game, fun run, walk in the park or another visit to the beach? Let’s go!

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XO,

Mrs. Alejandrino