The Asian Taco in Cebu: Pow Bao

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Consider me a little late when it comes to popular food choices in Cebu but like the saying goes, better late than never.

The Asian Taco, also known as Pow Bao, invaded Cebu a couple of years ago, first debuting at our favorite food markets until they finally set camp at the Banilad Town Center. Their handful of choices for fillings offer Cebuanos who love to experiment with food with great options such as chicken, pork belly, chorizo and even tofu!

If you’re looking for something heavier, they also offer rice meals with the same meal options.

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Pao Baw is actually a fusion of Taiwanese food with a touch of Mexican street food which are both great cuisines individually and surprisingly great together.

Not being the most adventurous with food, I was honestly a bit hesitant to try this meal out but I was delightfully surprised that the Asian Taco was really good and not to mention, extremely filling! I personally enjoyed the chicken and tofu fillings the most.

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Assorted (mix of 3 baos) @ P100.00

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Rice meals (pork belly, fried chicken, chorizo or tofu) @ P 90.00

Meat+ vegetables +special yellow rice = LOVE!

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Baos (pork belly (steamed or fried)/ chorizo/ fried chicken/ tofu) @ P80.00

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Pow Bao is located at the front of the Banilad Town Center. Operating hours are from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm everyday.

Follow them on Facebook Instagram for updates and deliveries.

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T- Shirts & Chokers

the rainy seasons is coming, get comfy!

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Bowler hat: Hong Kong street market| Choker: Aizilym (@P20.00)| Tshirt: Let’s Stylize

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Glasses: Taylor (from Executive Optical)| Skinny and 1″ inch choker: Yourfashionfriend_cebu| Tshirt: Let’s Stylize

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1″ inch choker: Yourfashionfriend_cebuTshirt: Let’s Stylize

Look alive,

Issa Perez

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[VLOG] Behind The Scenes with G Shock & Shockwear Watches @ The Outlets at Pueblo Verde

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G Shock and Baby G watches have been in my blood ever since I was a little girl. I fondly remember their 90’s designs and using the detachable rubber stoppers as “braces” because 1. I thought it was cool and because 2. I was a pretty gross kid. HAHA. (please tell me I wasn’t the only one who did this, please!)

 So when I was asked to be the ambassador for G- Shock from their official distributors, Shockwear, you could only imagine my utmost delight.

Here is a short BTS vlog from the wonderful day I spent checking out and shooting with the brand. Stay tuned (subscribe, bookmark, follow) for the final photos which I will be releasing on the blog soon.

A special thanks to the Pixie Dust Creations team for always taking care of me and for always keeping me in mind.

Check out Shockwear at the Outlets at Pueblo Verde for authentic and affordable G Shock apparel.

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Vero Moda Turns 1!

Vero Moda just turned 1 and to commence with joyous occasion, they threw a chic bohemian themed party for all their loyal customers!

And what kind of party would it be without giveaways and other festivities? During this event, they gave out 20% discounts to shoppers who spent a minimum of P2,000.00 which was such a nice treat.

Birthday or no birthday, you should definitely check out Vero Moda  which is located at the ground floor of the New Wing of Ayala. Their pieces are timeless, versatile for any style, season and body type!

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Can’t wait to show you guys what I got for myself during the event!

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With my VERO MODA giveaway winner, Priscilla. For your chance to win a shopping spree, make sure to follow me on Instagram (@issaplease).

Til Next,

Issa

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Sometimes A Tita

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Lately a lot of the people I know have been referring to themselves as tita’s and as in denial as I am, I too, believe that I am at a certain stage of tita-hood. *shiver*

It may not be apparent in my choice of hair color or the words that I use but in little aspects of my life, there is definitely a little bit of titaness in me. I make sure I always have alcohol/ sanitizer in my bag, I care a lot more about how I carry myself and I take care of my health more than I ever did. Does that make me a tita or just an adult? Meh.

Tita or no tita, I am still in love with this look that I put together for an afternoon with my siblings. It’s chic, sophisticated and most of all, it’s comfortable. With this heat wave, I can no longer bring myself to compromise comfort over style otherwise I would die.

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Lace up flats: Tutum Shop/ @tutumshop (also available at the Emporium)

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Button up polo: Uniqlo| Navy shorts: Uniqlo| Purse: Zalora (Use my code: ZBAPZGX0)| Watch: Fossil

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Praying for rain,

Issa

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Coffee Sessions @ 32 Umber

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I am no coffee expert but I do enjoy a nice strong cup of Joe especially when the day calls for one. That day being everyday. 

 32 Umber had been on my go to list ever since it opened some time by the end of February. I fell in love with their Instagram posts of coffee (with great reviews!), pastries and beautiful interiors which we all know I am a sucker for so naturally, I had to check it out for myself.

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32 Umber is a bit small and is probably good for about 20 people at a time but with its glass enclosures, it definitely does not feel cramped. Regardless of size, their furniture is cozy and the whole place is homey, inviting and will make you want to camp there for hours at a time whether you wish to study, work or just catch up with old friends. 

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32 Umber sets themselves aside from other local coffee shops in the metro with their hand- brewed coffee which is also known as pourover coffee. This method of brewing involves fresh grounded coffee beans, a filter and a filter holder. At its most basic level, the brewing level involves pouring water over and through the grounds of coffee to extract the flavors into your cups for drinking. At 32 Umber, you get to choose between 2 brewing methods which are V60 or an Aeropress. I have yet to taste it but I do look forward to coming back very soon and trying it out for myself!

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On our menu: Cafe Latte and a coffee for me and an Iced Mocha for my main

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32 Umber is located at The Forum, Archbishop Reyes Ave., Cebu City, Philippines

They are open from 1:00 pm- 9:00 pm

For reservations contact 0932 804 7983

Happy Caffeinating,

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Feel Like A Princess at Café Cómodo

Tired of being stuck in the Mandaue traffic with little choices of getting a quick coffee fix or a good meal while waiting for the roads to clear out? At Café Cómodo not only will they soothe your hunger pangs, you can also expect nothing less than a royal treatment. 
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Located at the North Atrium building along Briones street in Mandaue, Café Cómodo offers a lot more than just a good meal and refreshing cold drinks. For P 300.00/ person, their resident photographer will take 10 photos of you while printing your best shot as a souvenir. You can even choose 1 out of their large selection of dresses, shoes and accessories imported from Korea to complete your look making it the perfect package for those who are hoping for a cheaper alternative to your pre- nuptial, debut or OOTD shots.

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For those who want to rent their gowns for their special day, you may also do so at various prices ranging from P 2,000.00 above.

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And when you’re done playing dress up, treat yourselves to their delicious meals and drinks that are not only delicious but well worth the price. To be completely honest with you, I was really impressed with their generosity in servings in consideration to their prices. Each meal is equally filling, their flavors are unique and new to the palate which makes it even more worthwhile. Among all the dishes that I was able to try, it was the Chicken Mayo and the Cream Cheese Halo- halo dishes that really stood out for me. It’s a perfect place for neighboring students to spend their study sessions at or professionals to hold quick meetings.  With the growing number of Korean based restaurants and cafes, I think that Café Cómodo stands out with their unique concept, designs and product offerings which in a way makes up for the traffic that you might have to endure on the way there. But parking spaces are widely and easily accessible in the area which makes up for it, in a way. Here’s a quick run through of what I had there:2016_0216_03565800

Tuna Kimbap w/ mashed potato sidings @ P 170.00

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  Korean spaghetti @ P 99.00  

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Chicken Mayo @ P 149.00

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Cream Cheese Halo- halo @ P 150.00

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Cafe Americano @ P 100.00

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White Choco frappe @ P100.00

For more details and upcoming events that will be held at Café Cómodo, follow them on Facebook

  Low necklines + high slits = risqué afternoons   A photo posted by Issa Perez (@issaplease) on

See you there,

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Roadsides and Coffee Breaks with Griffith Salomon

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Been sporting a lot of black lately in different kinds of fabric, textures and designs. I’m not going to lie, it makes me feel skinnier and it saves me a lot of time from having to decide what color goes well with which.

For this shoot, I got to play with my feminine and naturally sports side while enjoying a good ol cuppa Joe in between. Many will argue that you cannot be feminine in an all black ensemble but I disagree- you can be anything you want to be with the right mix of clothing and of course, the right attitude.

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Dress: Forever 21| Heels: Thrifted

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Coat: H&M| Sports Bra: Nike| Skirt: Giordano| Heels: Zalora

Location: Gaslamp

Photographer: Griffith Salomon

 

Black is Beautiful (no matter what they saaaay),

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Sunday’s Best

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Sundays are known as the ultimate rest day when nobody feels like dressing up or… getting out of bed in general. So this Sunday look that I put together is something that is easy to put on, move around in and get everything done for the week up ahead.  Plus, it’s a good cover up if you’re nursing a hang over from the weekend but don’t want the world to know your sins. LOL.

Every lady needs a good girl look. For me, this is it.

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Button up polo: Uniqlo| Sweater: H&M| Denim jeans: Guess| Bag: Zalora (HDY)| Sneakers: Adidas Superstars

Enjoy your week,

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Elated Industries Has A New Home!

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Elated industries has found a new home!

Now located at the ground floor of the new wing of Ayala Center Cebu (beside BPI machines), Elated Industries now has a more permanent residence for everyone who loves their classic designs and unique pieces that tell their own stories.

From polos, graphic tees, custom made pants, accessories and our favorite- their pocket tees, Elated Industries is stocked up with all your favorite pieces and brand new ones for you to fill your closet space with. So make sure to drop by and share the love!

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For updates, follow them on Facebook

or check out their official website

#ifeelelated

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