Monday, February 7, 2011

Back From Internet Rehab

Got bitten by the lazy bug and left me swollen for 5 days. I only had a few minutes on Thursday to read email messages and tweets but it was no longer than 15 minutes. I was so lazy.

Well, if you're wondering.. the past week generally started at 6AM. Cooked breakfast, eat, sleep, lunch, watch TV until it's time for dinner and then back to bed for more TV. Until Friday, that's when I had to do an errand in another city. I hate banking. It's become even more complicated over time. 




Avocado fruit with only brown sugar. The dessert for two nights. Yum! :)


I did manage to take a couple of outfit shots, though. :) 


 top: just G
leggings: bleach catastrophe
shoes: topshop
hat: accessorize
bag: malaika [japan]

I just want to share that this pair of leggings is the softest! It's second-skin! In fact, some friends said that it could be mistaken for body-paint/tattoo from afar. :)

Yesterday was wonderful. Lunch with the family and then a friend of my husband's suddenly decided to drop by for our annual supply of Chinese New Year's cake (Nian Gao or Tikoy in Filipino). And, some catching up. :)  

Also, we finally had the chance to visit my alma matter - The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. Which I had been meaning to do for the longest time! :)

These photos were taken before we heard the 5PM mass. 


  
The UST Main Bulding looks like it stands somewhere else not in The Philippines.

The university celebrated its 400th foundation day on January 28, 2011.
It was an important date for all living Thomasians because the next celebration as 
grand as this will not be until 2111. I wonder how they partied during its 100th and 200th anniversaries. hehe :)


 
A photo with my most favorite door behind me. Several years ago, I had a photo taken while 
standing by it. Obviously, that was impossible to do again due to the chains surrounding the 
Main Building's facade. Why? :(
 
I take pride in being one of the street party performers when the university started their very early preparation in 2001 for its 400th anniversary this January. That was some 10 years ago yet I could still relive the moment just by thinking about it. It was unforgettable. One of my bests! :)

After hearing mass, we walked around the campus to check out new buildings, monuments, etc. Basically, examined the changes. :)




 
The Quattro Mondial Monument





I just want to share that although my husband and I are both UST graduates, and, had attended classes in the same building 5 days or more per week for 5 years during college, it was only in 2004, when we were already alumni of the institution, that we met while working for a common company. :) 


On a different note, it's not unlikely to have the same favorite Thai restaurant within UST area. I don't think there's another one that specializes in Thai food aside from SR Thai Cuisine within walking distance from the school. However, we were disappointed it was closed yesterday. Perhaps because it's a Sunday which means no school, no students, no business. Our options were fast food stalls and the eatery on the 1st block of P. Noval Street from EspaƱa. 


We avoid fast food. Hence.. my first time.




A very sad plate of beef tapa, egg and fried rice (tapsilog)
It was supposed to be their specialty! I was extremely disappointed.. :'(
Also, I am not a fan of colored dishes. Plastic is okay but not in birthday-party colors please. 



 
This compensated for the bad food. :)

 
 
Before leaving is the obligatory photo by The Arch of Century.
Did you know that this side of the arch is only a replica of the original/old one which is on its other side? :)
A rector once said: "UST is not only a school. It is a community."


Ending this with a photo taken using my laptop's web cam just now! :) 


Have a good day! :) 

14 comments:

AVA T.♥ said...

UST looks really awesome :) I haven't been there in a while. Also wow, avocado? My son loved that when he was little. DOn't know if he still does? My mom said it's also good cold or ice cream?:) Btw, glad your back!

AVA T.♥ said...

UST looks really awesome :) I haven't been there in a while. Also wow, avocado? My son loved that when he was little. DOn't know if he still does? My mom said it's also good cold or ice cream?:) Btw, glad your back!

ZANAH said...

These are such great pics ! Well done :)

CessOviedo said...

So glad you¿re back from internet rehab cause I just found you! ... Cute blog, have very interesnting posts and great outfits, loved leggings you're wearing in this post, so cool and edgy! Will be back, I promise!

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

thegreenhairclip said...

@Ava: Avocado is very nutritious so small amounts will do. :) i prefer it cold and avocado-flavored ice cream is a fave! :) thanks for the welcome :)

thegreenhairclip said...

@Zanah: thank you :)
@CessOviedo: thank you so much for the sweet comments. :) glad that you bumped into my blog. :)

Hazel said...

You look reallllyyy really young (emphasis on really, haha)! I wonder what your real age is hmmmm! :)) And aww what's meant to be is meant to be, afterall... such a sweet ending for you and your husband :) both UST graduates pala kayo e! :)

Avocado, yum!! But i want it with condensed milk though, haha!

Michelle said...

I was supposed to study at UST! But I went to Benilde instead. Your school looks amazing nonetheless.

Maike said...

Thanks for your comment! I love that legging from the second picture! Never seen one like that before. x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Looks like such a great day! Avocado with brown sugar?! Now that's something I need to try :-) xoxoxxoo

Smolder Me said...

hi! nice to know a fellow thomasian...missing so may things about USTe just looking at your photos...SR is defintely one! oh yumm, im craving now for spicy food! thanks for droppin' by my blog by the way, appreciate it! follow you now! =)xoxo Cheryl

Kym said...

ahhh, i can't wait to return to the philippines this coming june! it has been 10 years since i was last there! so much sights and food to experience again! hehe :D

P.S - i love your leggings!!!

P.P.S - avocado + brown sugar as a dessert? never heard of it but it sounds great, i'll have to try it!

Ladawan said...

cool leggings! sana makapagsuot ako nyan someday hehehe

thegreenhairclip said...

@Hazel: i look young for my age but not reallllly young hehe.

@Maike: thanks for dropping by. :)

@Fashion Cappuccino: please! :)

@Smolder Me: sarap sa SR diba?! :) sarado nga lang when we went there :(

@Kym: try it! try it! :)

@Ladawan: haha you're very funny talaga! :D