Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal

Iced pears and sparkling peaches. That's what came to mind when I caught a whiff of this perfume.

Why you should go to Boracay, but not via AirPhil Express

The Philippines has been named one of the top travel destinations of 2013 both by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure, and Boracay is undeniably one of the hottest attractions, having been consistently named as one of the top islands to visit. And that is why you should go. Not because it's the "in" thing to do, but because there's a high possibility of the island getting totally destroyed, what with the avalanche of tourists. Heck, there are even plans for condominiums. Condominiums. On a tiny island. Why!?! So anyway, if you've never been (like me, a week ago), or would like to say goodbye while it's still pretty, I suggest you pack those bags and book that flight.

And while we're at the topic of your flight, might I suggest, if you value your time and sanity, to never, under any circumstances, fly with AirPhilExpress. Let me tell you a story. It's a long one, so maybe open a bag of chips and a bottle of Coke for maximum enjoyment of my travel horrors.

Foundation Face Off

I'm clearing out my foundation drawer in line with this year's goal of reducing my makeup kit to a substantially smaller but well-edited collection. I have to admit though that as with all resolutions I am failing miserably - barely a month in, I have already purchased no less than five new makeup items, and am looking to purchase a couple more at the airport later (Edit: this got posted a bit late, and so now I can confirm that I indeed purchased a couple of beauty products at the airport).

Anyway, I thought I'd do a couple of mini reviews before some of them get discarded.

Friday Favorites: Yong Tau Foo

I had dinner  here four times last week. Ang adik lang.

Yong Tau Foo a quite recent discovery, considering I've been living in Singapore for a year and half already (time is crazy fast, isn't it!?!). It's a very simple dish, really - clear soup with your choice of ingredients. That's it! Think of it as a do-it-yourself nilaga.