Featured: Stacy’s @ The Fort

Remember Stacy’s, the 1950’s-themed restaurant I wrote a review on HERE?
Well, they’ve opened another branch at the Fort !! πŸ™‚
Yep, double the happiness it is!
Being a fan of the 50’s, I can’t help but get all giddy whenever I’m inside Stacy’s.  C’mon, I love how they’re so consistent with the atmosphere of the place (from interiors, down to the music, down to everything).
 (there’s also a pink fridge inside, guys!! *no photo of it, sorry*)
And their food, I tell you, is SUPERB!
Kiddie area
I’ve always dreamt of having a bike like this one.
This time, we thought of having breakfast for dinner. So we changed from our regular order of pastas and ribs to a much more comforting and familiar variety, like tapa, bangus, and adobo. And I kid you not, we totally do not regret a thing! πŸ™‚ We REALLY enjoyed our meals. πŸ˜›
I’ll give it a 10/10! We really enjoyed this one. It had layers of white cheese underneath as well πŸ˜›
C’mon, the more cheese, the better! teehee.
Yummy adobo flakes!
We really enjoyed the bangus, too! It’s really a must try!
Delicious tapa!
Buffalo wings is always a good idea <3
Happy family,
happy tummies!
Before we left the place, we were also given two bowls of sundae. We got em for free because, apparently, the owner of Stacy’s was a friend of my sister. Awesomesauce!!
And now for my #OOTN , lol.
Denim polo: online shop
Mint green skirt: bazaar
Neon flats: Primmadonna ( a gift from my friend! πŸ˜€ )
Bag: Bagellia Filipinas
Visit Stacy’s at The Fort!
They’re located at Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City πŸ™‚
The Teenage Queen

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Featured: Tagaytay Highlands Steakhouse

Hi. I’m Hershey and I take my steak seriously.
One Sunday, my parents woke us up from bed and declared that they had an intense craving for steak (THAT and they wanted an ultimate family bonding experience, too, lol).  So we packed our bags, hopped in our family car and went to one of the best authentic steakhouses ever:
the Tagaytay Highlands Steakhouse
the entrance
waiting area
inside the steakhouse
complimentary bread
my order πŸ™‚ 
medium well steak, mashed potatoes, corn and bread
family photo!! πŸ™‚
I love the atmosphere of the place! Sooo cozy! πŸ™‚
Antlers. Antlers everywhere.
After filling our tummies with delicious meat, we ended up bumming around at the Tagaytay Highlands pool area—- with two plates of pepperoni pizza. 
Yep, my family loves good food.
Very blessed and thankful for family days,
 The Teenage Queen
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Back on Track

Denim vest: bazaar
Sheer top: a gift from my cousin
Mustard yellow shorts: bazaar
Sandals: Cotton On
Photos taken by: Ken Reyes
You know, I’ve been thinking.
For the past few months, things haven’t been the way they used to be. And I could honestly say that I haven’t been my cheerful, happy self as well. Not only that- everything around me’s different, too.
 It scares me how day by day, these itsy bitsy, seemingly unnoticeable changes occur.. but then BAM! The next thing you know, everything’s changed. Completely.
I still clearly remember.
I remember getting so consumed by the hurt.
I remember sleepless nights.
I remember crying in layers of pillows, of blankets, and of darkness.
I remember early morning showers where all I do is bring myself together and prepare to face another day in which I had to pretend that everything was all right. But I wasn’t. And things weren’t.
But everything stopped, eventually. Thankfully.
Lessons and realizations.
 I realized that Life is short, that Life goes on, and that Life doesn’t stop for anyone.
I learned all about perspective.
And I chose to be happy.
“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are always sad. But it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living for.” -Sandra Bullock
These photos were taken at Manila Bay just last Saturday. And can I just share that for the first time in history, I actually asked my friend to sit under the sky with me and watch the sunset. And boy, I am so glad we did.
The try-hard-poet in me didn’t just see a sunset. She saw something more symbolic.
A revelation.
A closure.
An end.
And a new beginning.
(c) Ken Reyes
And beginnings are beautiful and wonderful and full of hope.
I am thankful that God has given me plenty more reasons to cherish and be happy about.
The Teenage Queen
*Meanwhile, here’s a photo of me and Ken celebrating his 18th birthday at Vikings, MOA by the bay. πŸ™‚
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Sparkle & Lace

Hallow, beautiful ladies!! 
Guess what? It’s officially my sembreak! woot woot! Aaaand I just want to share that CAPTIVATE 2013 (www.facebook.com/captivate2013) , an event I was OPC for, was a big success! (Good job, sisses! I am so proud of youuu all!! )Thank you to everyone who came last night and supported the benefit sem-ender party brought to you by the Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority! πŸ™‚ hihihi.
Anyhoo, let me share to y’all what I wore last Saturday to my highschool classmate Bea’s 18th birthday. Her debut’s theme was vintage, though I wasn’t really able to prepare what to wear– it was my” more-of-hell-than-finals week” then. On the day itself, I literally just wore the first dress that I thought gave a vintage feel. Lace is a classic, and for me, it will never go out of style. 
Thanks to RJ for taking this shot!!
Dress- borrowed from my sister
Sparkly skirt- Forever 21
Flats- bazaar
Just two quick selfies using RJ’s phone becaaauuuseee I miss having a phone with a front cam ( fyi, my iPhone 5 got stolen in a mall near my school). I’m actually saving up for a gadget this year. Help me think: should I get an iPad mini or an iPod Touch 5th Gen?
PHOTOBOOTH!! And yes, I am very loved.
Two days to go til my blog’s 2nd anniversary!
The Teenage Queen

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Of late nights and broken promises

I love you

Even though you come and go. 
And you know this for a fact.
I’m always here to stay..
But this time
You don’t have to come back for me.
You’re free to choose what makes you happy.
Just always remember
Just have this engraved somewhere in your heart:
I love you.
Even though you come and go.
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I never was and I’ll never be.

I was never the one you wanted.
I was only the one you had.

I am just me,
and I will never be her.

And that leaves me broken.
Because deep inside, you hurt me.
And I still am hurt.
And It will always hurt.
And I would always have to pretend.
But to be completely honest, seeing her every single day, knowing that she’s what you perfectly want and she’s what I’ll never, ever be, kills me; crushes me; destroys me.

“Why can I not.”
“Why am I not.”
“Who am I not.”
“Who am I.”

But at the end of it all,
I try to be happy.
Or to look happy, at the least.

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