Sunny With A Chance of Pizza

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“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal. ~ Paulo Coelho

This has been a very long exciting day (compared to my routine “normal” days.)  It was divided into a lot of mini trips on the side in a bright sunny day at the back of a pick-up (work-related), watching the ongoing APEC summit (during lunch break and after-office hours) + one good deed (my first favorite part of the day).  Then it was all topped off by dinner with friends (which i considered as a kind of reward for myself and my second favorite). No wonder i feel exhausted but sleepless at midnight,  excitement is taking time to wear off. And my nerves aren’t what they used to be. 
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I’m a huge fan of all easy, laid back and romantic cafes where you can just put up your feet,  let down your hair,  spend the after-office hours either alone reading a book and reflecting on your day or with friends chatting while sipping coffee or eating cakes and ice cream or munching pizza.

Speaking of pizza, there’s some good flavors and taste Puerto Princesa can offer for pizza lovers in settings where you can just let your stress and worries fade away, even for a while.

I always passed it but i’ve no idea how cozy the place was until yesterday, while dropping by to picked my officemate J waiting to buy pizza for work. She ordered cheesecake while waiting and offered Ate K and me a bite,  which for my unseasoned tastebud, taste more than excellent.😁 The occupants of the next table was just getting ready to leave,  and i wanted to take a snap of the attractive mess in their table as soon as they’re out of the door. I zoomed in on the green bottle containing water and the base with pink and yellow flower when something caught our attention: Iphone S6 just lying quietly and blending with the black and white tablecloth.

We rushed to the door and caught them just as they’re trying to flag down a tricycle and told them they forgot their phone on the table and got a triple thank you👼. 🙂 I hope they’ll never it again. Losing a phone is such a huge pain in the #$&@.😂

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McCoy’s is located beside the national highway, Barangay San Miguel, right at the heart of the city, but once you get inside, the noise was drowned by the warmth of the place.  Though the place is small, the seats is so inviting you might just want to lay down and hugs the pillow on the corner. 

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A variety of heavenly cakes are displayed on the glass case for Php90 per each thick delictable slices.

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Cheesecake

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In keeping up with the laid back vibe of the place, the hand painted menu was hanged at the side of the counter while sauces, condiments and coffee cups were also on the nook under it.

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We had Pitsang Sosyal at Php320 (18″)

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Beefy and Mushroom at Php352

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and Beefy Beef Php363

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Beef and Mushroom has really lots of cheese and became my instant favorite, ( but i had maybe 3 slices of each,  just to be fair. ) 😂😁:mrgreen:😆:)😅;)

Busy days are good. Just don’t forget to take a breather after each one.

I hope you are having a good week. I’m off early to take my own advice above and maybe some cake too… hehe

Magandang Gabi!

Love, your Island Girl

Between the Shores of Our Souls

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“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow”. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The gentle breeze touching the calm waters, clouds reflecting and seemingly moving on the silent deep. A solitary white bird flew across the horizon as a small boat changed course. Standing on the whitewashed watch post,  the sea looked serene. A tiny orange crab moved cautiously at the edge of water-marked seawalls, looking at a floating leaf…

I lean at the post and took in the white-blue-grey sky as I felt the gentle rippling of my hair against the  salty wind. I closed my eyes, and immediately felt an encompassing quite within. My thoughts slowly drifted away, my heart took a steady rhythm. I’m on the edge of a pleasant dreams where everything looks blue…

A car honked at a distance and I was jolted back into present.  The blue haze of my dream faded away and I was whisked into reality.

It’s Monday. And lunch break is over.  Table full of work awaits…

I hope you have a beautiful and productive Monday, wherever you are.  🙂 and don’t let whatever the day has to offer overwhelm you.  No matter how busy you get, save a minute for dreams. 💭🍀🌹🌼🌻🌸☁🌈

Love, your Island Girl

UPDATE on SilkScreen DIY Post-Halloween Costume

The skirt

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Blue hair with pink highlights (got it at half price in the kids section at the department store) compliments the skirt, the halo and the plain top.

I cut the pink overdrop too short I had to wear a plain white leggings. 😂 Would be better if it’s longer and matched with white clear stockings.
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Planning to transform it further into a multi-colored fairy skirt soon. 🙂
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Love, your Island Girl

Pink Silkscreen, Ribbons and Needles: Wish Me Luck! (DIY Costume)

“Life is a great big canvas; Throw all the paint you can on it. – Danny Kaye ♡

I was kinda bored and feeling a bit distracted earlier today. Don’t know why, maybe partly due to lack of sleep last night because of storm (I’m  afraid of thunder and lightning, but that would be another post 😁)

They say that we should have “outlets”, for the vibes to flow and translate into positive ones, like hobbies that will take our mind off things when it go little chaotic for us to handle or doesn’t go the way we want or expect them to. Things have their own ways sometimes. Let them flow to whichever way they want. They’ll come running back, crying, I hope lol 😁 

I must admit that my most  productive moments happened on times when I was sad. It just triggered something on the creative part of my mind to grind and bring out the best part of whatever artful inclination I have.  😂

Anyway, tonight I’m trying to shake off the sad-vibes-with-unknown-origin by doing a Halloween costume. Yes, I know this is late and I’ve already posted our Enchantress Photo session lol but this is for tomorrow’s Trick or Treat to entertain the kids or at least try to get on the spirit of the season.  (Or soul? )

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I hope I can make it beautiful or useful 😂 if not, i’ll wear it anyway.:)😆😅:D
I’ll let you see the final outcome but don’t judge me based on it 😂.

Ciao!

(Ouch! Pricked my finger… And I’m feeling sleepy. )lol

Love, your Island Girl

E is for Enchanted

If you still believe in magic,
you’re subject to enchantment.
– Toba Beta

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~ And the moonbeams passed through the leaves of the old tree, the night is exceptionally quite except for the October breeze parting the grass. The field looks endless against the dark horizon and filled with moving shadows against the bluish silvery hue of the bright moon above.

A bird sleeping on a branch flapped its wings, it’s eyes a flicker of green.

A tiny yellow flower swayed …

The moon is dimmer as a cloud passed by.
Then a sudden swirling flutter of colors overshadows the gray and everything came alive.

They come out to play in this night of nights, when the thin thread between the enchanted smoke of imagination’s fire and reality completely vanished.

Their feet touched the ground.  gossamer wings  against the silvery light,  hand in hand,  swirling, until the edge of dawn, clothed in enchanted mist. They catch the first rays of sun and gifted the flowers with it.  (It’s why all the blooms got their colors. )

That’s how I imagined fairies on Midsummer Night.  And so off we glide and dance and sung… only this time we chased sunlight instead of moonlight, in the middle of an ordinary life.

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Our DIY costumes was supposedly to be used for a costumed gala at work, but the activity was cancelled the last minutes (heartbreak ensues). Fairy wings and wand and magic ready but no party? No problem.  One wave of our wand, boopety bappety boo…  we’re set and off we go… sprinkling sparkling glitter along the path.

So here’s me and my etherial company:

The Nature Fairy ( The Guardian of Trees and Animals) She finds lost animals, cuddles orphans,  heals trees and plants after storms and help farmers have bountiful harvest)

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The Dream Fairy (She’s the Granter of Wishes and Fulfiller of Dreams) She saves babies tears in a dream jar and sent it to the stars to create destiny’s thread.

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The Shadow Fairy (The Worst fairy in the realm, she was once a white fairy but was cursed by her sister when she fall in love with a mortal. ) She has the power of fire.

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The Glimmer Fairy (The sister of Shadow Fairy.) She’s a solitary enchanter and only comes out on full moon and  Hallow’s Eve. She can change weather patterns and calm the sea to prevent disasters. 😂

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On our way to a conference (yes, faeries do work too. 😂)

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May your wishes and dreams come true in sparkle of hope, a dash of happiness and heartful of love and faith!

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all. – Walt Disney

Have an enchanted, magical or creepy, spooktacular crazy scary Halloween, Everyone! ! 👹👻👾💀👿

(P. S The Enchantress Series to be continued on the next post. 😁)

Xoxo😚

Your Island Girl