Andres Bonifacio College

Andres Bonifacio College, my Alma Matter Dear… The opening of the school anthem of Andres Bonifacio College or ABC as we called it when I studied there.

I went to high school there from when I was 12 up until I was 16. The school system in the Philippines was different back then! It was grades 1-6, then 4 years of high school, then college or university

My old classmate and good friend suggested we go to our old school. She toured me and my sister around. It was actually fun because we were also reminiscing the good old times.

Even though they have demolished some old buildings and built new ones, I feel like there are still a lot of things that have remained unchanged.

 

Dipolog City

My next stop was Dipolog City! This is my mother’s hometown and where I grew up from when I was 6 or 7 up until I was 16! Dipolog City is in Mindanao, and people usually ask if it is safe there, yes it is very much safe and peaceful!

We stayed at my grandfather’s house.  My grandfather turned 90 years old this year, and it was also one of the main reasons for coming back to the Philippines this year!

My grandfather’s place is quite old, and a lot of the things there have been there for as long as I can remember.

Every morning  for breakfast, the maid (yes they have a maid there ) prepares the table. So whenever we wake up the food is ready to be eaten. Kind of weird to be honest since here we eat when we want to and usually in our rooms or the living room. There everyone had to eat at the table, together

 

I stayed in Dipolog City for a week though, so more posts about it coming 😊

Cavite City

My first stop in the Philippines was naturally Manila, but I didn’t really stay there for so long because I went to Cavite City.

Cavite City, the city where my paternal side of the family comes from. I visited Cavite City when I first a child, during one of our vacations to the Philippines. The funny thing is that I never visited the city when my dad decided to relocate the whole family to the Philippines.

Cavite city is about half an hour or an hour away from Manila, depending on the traffic.

Since my dad came back to the Philippines, he has been living in Cavite. Naturally, since it is his hometown.

My dad took me on a small tour around Cavite, unfortunately it was while I was inside the car, and it was also raining outside. Ergo these photos 😛

My dad usually took me around to see his cafeterias, where he lives and etc. I could tell he was very happy to see me again, I mean he has not seen me in over 7 years. So I always got introduced to everyone! I was happy he was happy, but felt a bit awkward since I had to meet a lot of people that I don’t really know.

I didn’t stay at my dad’s place. They were renovating their place, so they booked me a room at a hotel. It was clean and it was okay. I had to have a chaperone though. My dad had to make sure I would wake up early, so he had one of his workers with me. They wake up early in the Philippines.

As I mentioned I had an early flight the following day. So by 5AM we had to be awake, but also because my dad’s god-daughter wanted to meet me. So we went to McDonalds to eat breakfast before we headed to the airport.

I wished I could have stayed longer in Cavite. To get to know the city more, my heritage and the rest of my extensive family.

My dad was really sad to see me leave, I could really feel that he missed me so bad, and my siblings as well. I think the next time I wil be in the Philippines I would want to visit Cavite again.

Philippines 2019

This year I went to the Philippines for my summer vacation. It has been about 4 years since my last visit there.

I spent about two, almost three weeks there with my mom and my sister. Going to different places almost each week 😅

I flew with Thai Airways for the first time! Quite an enjoyable flight and will most likely fly with them again.

I will write about the different places I went to and write individual posts about them.

 

For now, I have to go to bed. I’ve got an early shift tomorrow

Hi!

I have updated my luggage tag post with new tags 🙂

I am so sorry for being away for so long. I worked a lot during the summer and I went on a vacation (will post about my summer vacation) soon.

The day after I came back, I went straight to work and have been working a lot of extra shifts. I’ve set a goal this year that I would save as much as I can.School also started, and my classes are all mandatory.

My schedule looks like this since August:

  • Monday: 14-16 school. 1630 onwards work
  • Tuesday: 12-14 school. 17-2030 work out (travel time included)
  • Wednesday: Work (either early, I have started around 4 sometimes if I am lucky, after 14). School 12-14.
  • Thursday: School 12-14. 17-2030 work out (travel time included)
  • Friday: Work starts anywhere from 4am or finished by 1 am. It depends really
  • Saturday: workout 10-1430 (travel time included as well. from 16 or 17 off to work
  • Sunday: Sunday work from 16 or 17

and then when Sunday comes, it’s back to Monday again, and the whole week repeats again.

when it is my weekend off or whenever I have an early shift on Friday or Wednesday I try to go home to my moms place.

 

Will try to post my summer vacation slowly 🙂

Now I am off to work, again 🙂

Happy Saturday 💖

Reklame | Bijoux Love

Happy Saturday!

Today is one of my long awaited day off!

I have been working a lot of early shifts since Wednesday and been busy being social like meeting friends!

I finally get to read Louis Vuitton’s book number 10 that I received a few days ago 🙈

I also received the Summer Vibe bracelet from Bijoux Love 💖The pineapple is so cute and very summery 🍍🍍🍍

I also have a 50% dicount if you use the code kathinlvoe50 on their site Bijoux Love.

I am so far enjoying my day off with ny family, wishing you a lovely weekend 💖

Parisian food, or is it?

I swear, everytime I am in Paris or any other countries, I always go for Asian food. This trip was not any different, although we did go to KFC first 🙈

 

We don’t have KFC in Norway, so whenever I visit a country that has one I try to visit it.

Our dinner before the BTS concert was a sushi set menu, one that was quite hard to finish. There was just too many rice!

Coconut juice for our drink

 

Miso soup

 

Our sushi menu 🙈 very delicious by the way

On our last day in Paris, we actually went to eat brunch at Five Guys.

The fries were meh, the burger was OK. There were too many flavors in one I wasn’t really able to savour everything

For a midday snack, I bought crepe with nutella and coconut

This was good, but it was way too sweet after the third bite. Too much chocolate 😅

And lastly for our dinner before leaving Paris, we went to a Vietnamese restaurant. I rarely eat Vietnamese food such as Pho, because my bf is not a fan of them. Luckily I was travelling with my sister and wanted to eat pho as well🙈

 

Next time I will travel with my sister or mother, I will try to eat less asian food. Or we’ll just see

 

All this food talk and photos just made me hungry 🙈

BTS concert at Stade de France

When BTS Europe concerts tickets were first released, I was awake an hour before tickerts were released for London. I had logged in my PC, my laptop and not to mention my phone. I pressed purchase tickets at exactly the time they were released, unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy tickets. Ticketmaster sucked in my opinion, they told me not to refresh the page, but they refreshed the pages by themselves. Luckily new concert dates were added, and suddenly London was not a great fit, so I aimed for Paris. This time though, I registered at Stade de France. I thought buying tickets through them were much better than through Livenation/Ticketmaster, and I was right.

I wasn’t able to get the places I wanted, but I managed to get tickets for my sister and I.

The concert was one of the best concerts I have been to, although I couldn’t see BTS like really near. The concert go-ers were also awesome and was singing along to the songs. I loved it a lot! I do regret not buying the Army bomb or any merchandise while there.

Anyways, here are photos from the concert.          

Weekend in Paris

Last weekend my sister and I went to Paris for the BTS concert.

We left Norway early on Sunday and came back late Sunday.

Before the concert we went around Paris, window shopping. We did not buy anything at all because the things I wanted was not available at the stores.

Will be posting our hotel, the food we ate and the concert!

 

Here are some photos from our trip during the weekend.

It is actually quite weird to see Notre Dame without people and off limits to the public.

 

The display at the Louis Vuitton store at Champs Elysses.

The New Galleries Lafayette at Champs Elysses
The glasses department at Galleries Lafayette

 

Gifts from friends 💕

I received a package the other day. It’s from my friends 💕A late birthday gift 🙈

 

 

A palette and a lipstick!

Perfect since I don’t have any palettes left 🙈

I really love the colors of the palettes, great for every day use I think.

Creme sheen in Creme D’Nude

 

I can’t wait to use them 💖