to this address.
My fiance created a wedding website which will eventually be our personal blog; and I really think it's so timely. I realized that over time, this has become a personal blog more than merely an outfit journal. Not to say that fashion is shallow because it is still and will always be one of my passions in life.. but there's just so much more to life than that. There's so much to write about that's definitely more fulfilling than wearing the perfect outfit.
I'm keeping this site and everything I wrote here. Guess I'm sentimental in that sense.
See ya in www.september92009.com!
Posted by jillybins at 12:37 AM
...I've been wanting to have one (or two. hehe!) for sooo long now. I just don't want to splurge that's why i waited. "Frugality" rules in times like this!
The loooong wait's over and I scored two! Yey!
Zara. Believe it or not, it's just $4.99! Good thing I can still fit in the clothes from their kids' line! Haha!
I would love to pair the black one with a white tank top. They both look good with pumps or perhaps a pair of girly flats. I'm so excited to wear them!
First of all, I'd like to say, our EQ gets low sometimes. Hehe. So Gian and I gave each other our gifts days before valentine's day. Hehe. In fact, almost as soon as we got them in the mail! Haha.
He gave me a chocolate/cafe latte maker + valrhona chocolate!
Me and my loot =)
I gave him a pair of Evisu jeans (no pic, sorry!). He's not liking Diesel as much as he did before. He hates seeing a lot of people on Bart wearing the same jeans as he does. Kinda vain huh? Hehe! (He gave me a pair of Evisu too! He said, it's his going-away gift for me. And then I surprised him one afternoon when we met going to Bart with a Northface hoodie. His black hoodie is a bit too old it's almost gray already! Hihi.)
On Heart's day, he's supposed to pick me up at around 11 am. He showed up a bit late and gave me this:
He picked the flowers from my tita's garden!
I have to admit I was kinda disappointed 'coz I really thought he totally forgot. Then again, I just said to myself, it's the thought that counts anyway! He went out already and brought with him a paper bag full of my stuff. As soon as I got out of the house, he pointed at bench near our door. He said "yung gamit mo, baka mo malimutan." I saw a bouquet of flowers beside my paper bag! He's late because he went to 3 flower shops! Well, technically, just 2. The other one was a store named "Wild Birds Unlimited". He thought the sign says "Wild Buds Unlimited". Haha!
I really am so blessed to have a fiance like him. He never runs out of surprises and he keeps on courting me despite the fact that we've been dating for more than 5 years now. I really pray he won't get tired of pursuing me even when we're already married.
Me and my flowers. I had to go inside the house again to have my pic taken and to put the flowers on a vase. Please excuse my chubby cheeks!
Then we went to Berkeley with Ate Mel and Tito Bong. We had lunch at Gregoire and then went to a fabric store and then dessert at the Olde San Francisco Creamery in Walnut Creek
Our really big Banana Split
We finished it! Hehe
For dinner, we headed to Tommy Toy's in San Francisco for a seven course dinner. We just took the Bart to avoid heavy traffic. We had to walk 7 blocks but it's really an enjoyable one!
1st course: Minced Squab “Imperial” Served in Iceberg Lettuce Cup
2nd: Seafood Triangles with Crushed Almonds in Phyllo Pastry Drizzled with Wild Plum Sauce.
This is halfway done. I almost forgot to take a pic. Hehe.
3rd: Crabmeat and Mushroom Bisque Oven Baked in Fresh Coconut and Crowned with Flaky Puffy Pastry
4th: Fresh Whole Maine Lobster with Ginger Scallion Sauce, Served over Angel Hair Crystal Noodles
5th: Ying-Yang Peking Duck in Lotus Buns Served with Hoisin Sauce and Honey Plum Sauce. Definitely my fave!
6th: Medallions of Filet Mignon Wok-Charred with Garlic and a Touch of Rosemary in Red Wine and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction Accompanied with Fresh Asparagus Spears and Four Seasons Fried Rice
Can I share with you my Facebook status?
"Jill had a sweet surprise, a delightful dinner & a good talk. I will joyfully walk more than 7 blocks with you. wink ;) I'm so grateful. Thanks for guarding my heart."
Thanks, my Valentine.
Posted by jillybins at 12:09 AM
But before that, here's a pic of us the night they arrived in SFO:
Moi, Micah, Lei, Mommy and Daddy
Me and my family at Times Square
Special thanks to Kuya Mannyboy. Miss you na!
We have a picture too ;)
We stayed in Crowne Plaza. It's located in the touristy area - Times Square. My dad liked the location a lot but I am really a fan of Soho. But the hotel, I have nothing bad to say about it at all. Great service!
Bedroom. We had to get extra beds though. Hehe!
Our hotel's near:
I can't remember if it's near or along Broadway.
Actually, the hotel's beside Hersey's Store. No pic though.
First dinner at Juniors. I enjoyed their cheesecake, but I really like Cheesecake Factory's better. I guess because it's richer. But needless to say, mine is my favorite. Wink wink! ;)
Daddy, Kuya Manny and Gg. Parang nahihiya kayo ngumiti? Hehe!
Gg and I. "Cheesecake tasting".
Then we went to:
Rockefeller Plaza where the famed Christmas tree is located.
Remember Home Alone 2 Lost in New York? The tree is humongous - literally a giant tree with all the Christmas lights! The picture doesn't give justice at all.
Lei gets fascinated whenever she sees this. It reminds her of Wall-e. ;)
She got excited to see the policemen too and the huge horse. Hehe. Picture-picture. Shy pa kunwari.
Midnight Snack, Breakfast, etc... Halal Food. Sarap. I just can't eat it everyday of my life. Nakakasuya. Hehe. I liked the spicy lamb gyro.
We hopped in this gray line bus:
NY Sightseeing. Too touristy noh? I'd like to do non-touristy stuff if and when I go back. ;)
Hehe. I liked this pic a lot. Micah didn't know that Gg's making faces.
View from the bus. We're on the 2nd floor.
Empire State. We didn't go in though. We were supposed to go back and do that but we completely forgot.
I wanna walk the streets of NYC Fashion District and really see it next time. I hope there's still next time!
I saw Parsons School of Design. I don't know why I didn't inquire here but I don't regret it. I love FIDM. San Francisco, it is. :)
I want to see this Leica Gallery next time too!
Okay, the rest isn't in order anymore. I can't remember the sequence anymore!
We saw this billboard too. Yehes! Congrats Pacman.
We also went to Pier 17:
We had ice cream even if it was snowing!
And this is me trying to wake her up. Pilya. Haha. I just missed making kulit. ;) Wake up. Let's eat pizza!
Ray's Pizza. I don't know if this is the best one here but I liked it.
Gg took this. We bought pasalubongs for Ate Mel and Toots.
We also went to the Musuem of Natural History:
Walking to Jacque Torres. It's kinda hidden. Micah's so dalaga na noh?
Went to Jacque Torres. Yummy hot chocolate! Perfect for the weather while we were there. It's so viscous it's almost like condensed milk.
After the hot choc, we went to Soho:
Outside Uniqlo. I scored 2 fine Merino Wool cardigans and a thick wool sweater. That's my only loot from this NYC trip and it's perfectly fine. ;) Micah got her first pair of Diesel-Adidas (a collaboration) here.
We also met Lei's friend:
My only complaint is: their subway. It's really soo dirty and a lot smaller compared to Bart in the Bay Area. But NYC Subway can bring you to more places, unlike Bart. I guess, I can never memorize the route and all. It's too complicated! Hehe.
We have lotsa pictures at the station though and even on the train. Look:
With the train already moving. Daddy got bored. He didn't join us in this pic. Hehe!
Me ang Gg
I guess the best part is the snow. It's the first time my family saw falling snow. To me, that's really memorable. One morning, Lei, Daddy and I went out to get breakfast. Lei just took a bath so her hair's all wet. She was so surprised when she touched her hair when we were outside. It was frozen! She got scared for a while and then we laughed! Hehe.
And here's my fave shot (Lei). To me, it represents NYC - always on the go; too fast-paced life.
*The pics here are from my cam, Lei's, Micah's and Kuya Manny's
*I'm pretty sure there's something I forgot to include. I'll edit if I'm not too lazy. ;)
Posted by jillybins at 9:44 AM