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Healthy Restaurants to Visit this Summer!

It’s always the best to eat something healthy for our body. It is one of the things we must do for ourselves because of course, we deserve all the best in life- that includes best health. With the growing number of food chains present in the country- particularly in Manila- it can be very difficult to pinpoint which place is the best place to savor healthy food.

            Fear not! This article will list down the perfect restaurants for you to enjoy not only mouthwatering but healthy food as well!

1.    The Wholesome Table- Bonifacio Global City

Located in Bonifacio Global City, The Wholesome Table caters organic food to help you improve the way you eat “one plate at a time”. From the very healthy salads to burgers, pastas and pork chops, they have it. Their menu ranges from Breakfast to Dinner and has separate menu for their pastries. So much love in one restaurant!

2.    Lucy in the Sky Café- San Juan City

This café does not only serve healthy meals but can also be a great spot if you need a quiet and relaxing place to stay. This instagrammable restaurant caters affordable healthy food or snacks perfect for your break time needs. They serve burgers, shawarmas, pasta and soups and you can choose if you want it to be served “vegan”, “Su Veggetarian” or “Gluten Free”.

3.    Satinka Naturals- San Antonio, Makati City

This restaurant boosts its MSG and GMO free delicacies to offer their customers. Located in Makati City, Satinka Naturals offers food that can be enjoyed by both vegetarians and non vegetarians who are craving for something healthy. T-Bone steak, Vegetarian Lasagna, Salads, sandwhiches, pastas- name it, they have it!

4.    Green Pastures- Shangri La Plaza

Serving their very famous Farmhouse Salad, Green Pastures is a health conscious safe haven. They serve delicacies with style. From the ever loved grilled seabass to their very healthy toasts, pastas and signature salads, this restaurant is the place to go.

5.    Susi – Bonifacio Global City

Relaxing interiors plus mouthwatering food perfect for foodstagram, this healthy restaurant is very famous for their Emerson, Carb- no- Nara  and Alcott dish. This restaurant is the Philippines’ first 100% Vegan and gluten free menu. Vegans will definitely love this soothing restaurant- do not forget how affordable the cost of the dishes in this resto too!

6.    The Clean Plate by Twist- UP Town Center

Serving high quality dishes, The Clean Plate is the healthy conscious’ place to go. Budget friendly and healthy! What more can you ask for? They also offer Farm to Table concept that assures customers that ingredients are the freshest of all. Their signature chicken alfredo, OMG Burgers, French Toasts and their best seller Procheta Roulade are top of the line!

7.    Runner’s Kitchen- Tomas Morato

Kamuning’s pride, Runner’s Kitchen boosts its healthy food packed menu where customers can choose whether they want their dishes to be served “vegan”, “vegetarian”, “gluten free”, “dairy free” or “nut free”. They also serve their breakfast dishes with organic cow’s milk! On a low carb diet? Don’t fret because they have a menu for you as well! Truly a place for the health conscious!

What are you waiting for? You got to try these restaurants ASAP!

Photos: I do not own these photos. All photos are credited to their rightful owners. (Grabbed from their respective Facebook Pages)

My Blogging Essentials

Hey guys! So this post is a semi- continuation of the last post I had weeks ago. This time, I will share with you the things that I always use for blogging.

Let me start by telling you guys that I do not write posts whenever I don't feel like it. I never force myself to write if I'm not in the mood. This might affect the quality of the blog post that I will be sharing with you- and I do not want that to happen. Usually, since writing blog posts require lots of time and effort, I do not write when I am busy with classes.

There are a lot of things to consider when writing a blog post. Will you add photos? Videos? Infographics? Hence a need for gadgets. Though these things are not required when writing blogs, these multimedia will add to the beautification of your post.

I will share with you guys the things I always have to have prepared before writing blog posts.

1. List of Blog Post Ideas

Usually, when I have classes, my blog posts are not scheduled. I only am able to follow blog schedules during school vacations, long holidays and the likes. So whenever I feel like writing a blog post to share with you guys, I always look through my Blog Post Masterlist. In this list, I have all the blog ideas that I may or may have not posted already. I just choose whatever my brain feels like writing about. Actually, I am planning to start a blog series. I am just in the process of choosing what specific series to write about. Any ideas? Comment them down!

2. Photos

Before I write for a specific topic, I always make sure that I have photos for it. I post my own photos on my blog post but there are times when I do not. But I do give credits where credits are due. Blogger code!
(Photo I took from one blog event I attended)

3. Camera

Of course, if I do not have this one, I wouldn't be able to take my own photos for my blog. Before I own a Canon 60D camera and this new year, my dad bought me my new baby, this new Fujifilm X-T20. This camera is perfect for bloggers like me because it is very handy. This camera is not that heavy compared to the previous one that I own. And of course, specs wise, this camera is better than the other one. But of course, it's not about the camera, its all about how the photographer takes photographs. I use my camera to take videos as well. I do vlogs too but not that often compared to blogging.

4. Laptop

This one is a given. Of course I won't be able to write blogs without my laptop. I am using a Macbook Pro 13-Inch Retina which my parents gave me for my 18th birthday. This baby is now 2 years old and its is still working perfectly fine. I also use my laptop for editing videos. I particularly use iMovie for my vlogs. I also use my laptop to reply to emails from sponsors/collaborators.

5. Phone

When I do not bring my camera, my cellphone rescues me. I just had this new Huawei Nova 2i with dual camera specification perfect for getting crisp photos for my blog. Through my phone, I get to be contacted by brands too. This is where I would reply to emails, calls or texts for sponsorships. 

You actually do not have to have all of these, laptop for me is enough but photos as add ons will definitely bring your blog to places. Do you think I've missed something? Comment them down!

How to Start Blogging

Want to become a blogger this 2018? You got to start NOW because you have to! 

MUST HAVE: Design Your Life Planner

Hello Bellas! For today, I will be sharing with you a post that I know will give you an idea as to what planner to get for this brand new year.

For the year 2018, I got myself this Design Your Life Planner in Rose Gold Binding from Fully Booked. I initially ordered online but then the thrifty side of me came up, I decided to cancel the order (shipping fee probs). Good thing that while I was looking for a "Yup! I'm That Girl" of Maine Mendoza in Fully Booked SM Southmall, I was able to see this planner. Without hesitations I bought it!

The planner comes with a ruler and a mini thank you card from DYL. The magnetic bookmarks are not included. I just placed them there because why not? :D I bought these magnetic bookmarks from Stradivarius in Oman. 

These cutie stickers are included to add designs to your -already fully decorated- planner. Aesthetics is life! This planner has a lot to offer you!
  • 12-month weekly planner (jan-dec 2018)
  • dimensions: 6.75" x 7.75" including binding
  • cover: hard cover with matte finish
  • paper type: book 80# (120 gsm)
  • 192 pages
  • monday start
Here are the pages of this planner that I believe you would love!

1. To Do List

I'm not sure if I will be able to use this part of the planner since I usually put my to do list on the weekly planner portion of every planner that I have- even with my previous planner: Eskwelahan Planner.

2. The Last Time

I love how they added a tracker portion of the things that I do (things that I may not frequently do but needs monitoring)

3. Monthly Updates

This one is one of my favorite! At last! A portion where I can list and tick down all appointments I have monthly: Dentist appointment, doctor's appointment, and bills payment! 

4. Weekly & Monthly Planner

Very comic! Look at how artsy they made the weekly planner portion of this planner. Though it looks a bit crowded, the artsy design makes me feel like having a busy week is okay! 

I also love how they did the Monthly Planner portion. The square partitions were made extremely well that I can write on it without making my handwritten font size small. No need to squeeze in the things I have to do because of the perfectly allocated space for me to write on.

5. Cashflow Tracker

Told you! Trackers are life! Though most planners have cashflow trackers, I am loving this kind of tracker because of how they made the breakdown. 

6. Travel Planner 

How cool is this?! This planner has a TRAVEL CHECKLIST as well as a TRAVEL PLANNER portion for your adventures! You get to list down places where to eat, your itinerary and even reminders as to what to bring for your travels! 

7. Project Tracker 

Other planners that I owned did not have the Travel and Project tracker portions which is why I am superbly loving my DYL planner. This project tracker portion will definitely a BIG HELP for me especially now that I have tons of papers (research and company studies) to do. Hopefully, I will be able to utilize this portion of the planner well.

I am really very happy to have this planner. I've been wanting to own a DYL Planner even last year (2017). By the way, this post is NOT A SPONSORED POST. Design Your Life Planner has no idea that I am blogging about their product. I am just very happy and excited to share this planner hoping that I can be of help if ever you are still looking for the right planner. Also, please notice how cute my new blankets are and the cute paw prints in it!

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With love,

Plans/ Goals for 2018!

This post may look a bit weird but hey! It's better late than never right?

Our Room Service New Year's Meal!

What a 2017! I definitely had a blast last 2017 but I will make a separate post about how perfect 2017 was for me. For now, I will share to you guys how my family and I celebrated the New Year's eve.

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