Pleated Pants & Pastel Pinks

The quality of these photos are absolutely horrendous but since I no longer have these pieces in my closet (I have my sister to thank for that!), I figured I would probably forget to ever wear them again for another shoot so… here you go! Here are some bad photos I took at my mother and brother’s birthday dinner along with a sentimental photo which I just really like to put out into the world because #familyiseverything! I realized I’ve never really told you anything about my family but then again… you probably read about it all the time on my “other” blog. lol.

  
Top & bottom: Gaisano Grand, Car-car| Flats: SoleMates (SM Department Store)| Watch: Fossil


There was literally no OTHER pose than this.


Our little fam bam – 1 cousin and 1 father. We are extremely small and I have no relatives who are my age which should explain why I am extremely awkward, I act like I’m 40 or 12 (no in betweens) and why I like to exude dominance among most people. HAHAHA. Yes, I’ve actually thought about it.

What’s your family like?
Issa P.

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Urban Lifestyle Open At Vibo Place & Why You Should Check Them Out!

There’s been an influx of concept stores popping up here and there all over the city of Cebu which is a great way for Cebuano’s to show their love for the local industry. Whether it be a food market for local home chefs or a retail shop for local sellers to display their products- I’m always in to support this great movement! Despite the many international brands coming into the city, which are great in their own sense, I still think it is important to support ang sariling atin and what better way than to not just buy local indigenous products but to also support local businessmen and women, as well.

Urban Lifestyle is the newest concept store to open in the city and is located on the second floor of Axis Entertainment Avenue at Vibo Place. They cater a lot of local brands, carefully curated and placed to fulfill each and every customers cravings.

Here are a few other reasons why you should check them out:

  1. You’ll be supporting local
    I cannot say this enough but I really do believe that Cebuano’s should support each other whether it be in their craft, their business ventures or even hobbies. If we shop at expensive international brands, why can’t we shop at equally good local brands at less the price? #supportlocal

2. They’ve got a wide array of items to choose from for MEN & WOMEN
Shopping is as much for men as it is for women and Urban Lifestyle has made sure to provide their male and female customers with a wide variety to choose from whether it be casual wear, accessories, beach outfits or even thingamajigs for your personal spaces. I personally love all the brands they currently carry at the store and would swear by the quality in goods and also designs of these brands.


3. They’ve got an awesome backdrop for your ootd’s
In a time where Instagram is life, Urban Lifestyle has made sure to fulfill every millennials incessant need to take a good photo with an ass kicking backdrop to match.  Not only are their items good but so is their urban (duh) interiors which is totally #awesome. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t take advantage of the backdrop because… I did.

4. It’s a great place to hang out with your family/ friends.
Urban Lifestyle is a great place to visit to shop and when you’re done, it’s also a great place to hang out as especially because of all the other great things you can do around the area. If you’re hoping to grab a quick meal, some good coffee or a fun activity, there’s always something fun to do there.

Congratulations, Urban Lifestyle! <3

Issa P.

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ISSAPLEASE X SPROCKETS WORKSHOP COLLABORATIONS

I always knew I had a knack for public speaking ever since I was a child as I’ve always felt the most comfortable whenever  I had to speak to a sea of people. Whether if it was a public debate, a campaign speech, declarations, orations, presentations or discussions, my mouth has always been my best and worst friend. When I started blogging and vlogging, I had only dreamed of being able speak about my passions in writing, fashion, business and creating content online. There are soo many other bloggers and vloggers out there who have more achievements and knowledge than I do and yet, my career online and offline have been so blessed to be given opportunities like this. #baketlist

For the month of July, I was able to give 2 workshops together with Sprockets Coffee + Milk Tea Cafe on the topics: Blogging/ Vlogging 101 & Social Media for Business. Yes, we weren’t so creative with the titles but I tried to make up for the lackluster through powerful and informative content. I hope my attendees would agree!

The turnout was amazing, even when I wasn’t able to send out personal invites til the night before due to my busy schedule! Through the workshop,  I was able to expand my network, share my knowledge and more importantly, make new friends.

I cannot wait to give a second run as many of you have asked me for it but I’ll have to give it a few months as I’m currently working on a few other projects. I do have a couple more workshops scheduled outside of Cebu which I will be announcing soon enough but til then, make sure to follow me on my social media accounts to keep updated! 🙂

I would also like the thank Myka Sarchez for filming parts of the event and for posting it on her youtube channel! I wasn’t able to film it because of everything that was going on but this surely means a lot to me <3

Make sure to subscribe to her channel, guys!

Til the next one,
Issa P.

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Radisson Blu Offers Japanese Cuisine at SushiSake

Radisson Blu has always been Cebu’s premiere spot when it comes to exceptional dining, facilities and top of the line treatment. Urban Table and Feria, which are Radisson Blu’s headlining restaurants both offer delectable international cuisine with a great view to pair.

In addition to this, Radisson Blu is raising the bar yet again by expanding their food selections through their newest restaurant, Sushi Sake which is poshly situated at the lobby-side which offers a great view of the hotel front and allows them access to their lounge area. Although it is located among open spaces, this 21 seater area offers guests an intimate environment perfect for those who enjoy having a small space of their own.

With a variety of Japanese favorites to choose from (scroll down for menu), the highlight of Sushi Sake would definitely have to be their choices of maki which were carefully curated by Sushi Sake’s head chef, Chef Jefferson “Jeff” Yalung. During my visit there, I was able to sample 6 of best offerings which were the Dynamite Sushi Roll, the Surf & Turf Roll, the Dragon Roll, the Spicy Salmon Roll, The Spicy Crab Roll and the Special California Roll.

Each handmade roll was a burst of individual and distinct flavors making each and every pop an experience of its own. You could tell just by the looks of it that each ingredient used was of top quality and preparation which can always be expected from Radisson Blu hotels.

Chef Jefferson “Jeff” Yalung


Mochi Ice Cream with Fresh Mango


Seasame Seed Panna Cotta and Coconut Ice Cream


Yuzu Tart with Sake Meringue and Green Tea Ice Cream

3/ 12 of the premium sake’s offered at Sushi Sake

SUSHI SAKE MENU

Sushi Sake opens at 6:00 pm onwards. For reservations, you may contact 032 4029900
To find out more about Radisson Blu, follow them on Facebook & Instagram.
Book your next vacation by clicking on their website.

Arigatōgozaimashita,
Issa-san

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