Jakarta : my first impression

No sleep prior to doing this 7 hour 45 minutes flight. Fast forward to a scourging hot Jakarta at 1:20 in the afternoon local time. It was crazy, being able to feel how hot it was outside while we were doing our last cabin checks. I couldn't believe how warm it is. Hailing from Manila, Jakarta's neighbouring country. It's not that hot, especially in this time of the year.

Horrendous traffic awaits us, we couldn't wait to hit our bed and snooze after being awake the whole night. It was 4 pm when we finally arrived. Checked in, and finally holding this million dollar per diem everyone's raving about. Let me see what I can do with all this thousands and thousands.

I decided to sleep around 10pm, cause if I sleep now I will be wide awake by past midnight and it will totally ruin my body clock. I went out for a bit. KFC is calling, that's a 5 minute walk from the hotel. It was actually located inside an office building nearby, and wanted something to fill up my tummy. I was actually inside an elevator when I realized I have no time to spare since (first) I'm alone....sleepy and a little bit hungry. She was on her way to the parking lot, actually.... When I went and ask her.
Instead of just telling me which way to go, she went out of her way like a tour guide and showed me where to find it. Went up the escalator, pointing out other options. Wow. I didn't realized they were this nice. Reminds me so much of my kababayans.

I decided to skip breakfast on my first day here in Jakarta, as I wanted to spend more time in bed. Heard about great things about their breakfast buffet from my colleagues though. I couldn't wait to see them myself tomorrow though. A cousin of mine used to work here as a teacher and another High school friend. Who else to ask but the people who had a first taste of Jakarta's hospitality. Since I don't have interest in shopping starting this year, which I will elaborate in another post. I was suggested to visit Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall - a high end mall, which was nearby. 10 minutes away from our hotel by taxi. Heard there's you can actually go there by walking. But for first timers, we are clueless.

This Mall just had so much feels!!!!! It wasn't congested as we were hoping for. We headed right away to food hall to check out some restaurants. I was looking for this Japanese restaurant my cousin suggested, but you know when you see a queue follow it! It must be that good. we tried this Muragame  Udon. The food was good, but it's not something I will crave in the future. It was good. The food is being prepared and served right before your eyes. I have mentioned how confusing this currency is! Imagine bringing with you 1,000,000 indonesian rupiah. I paid 104,000 for an Udon, three piece tempura and a bottle of water. The feels of their coins seems like a toy coin. Done some grocery after, then had some milk tea before heading back to the hotel for some after dip. I couldn't believe how cheap the food was!!!!! but shopping was jut normal, like any other place. So I decided to skip on shopping.

It was late already when I was told to check out Monas--their national monument. and another national heritage.
Maybe next time, when I have more time and there would be people coming with me.

an update!

hello blog world. It's nice to be back!

7 years after deciding to put up a blog, I am still FLYING. A mother now. I haven't lost it! I'm still crazy. I refused to be boring! life is too short.

I wish to keep my words to update this blog as much as I could. let's see! again, hello BLOG WORLD!

a tourist in Zurich

I  was pulled from standby to do Zurich! Wasn't ready...actually! But managed to pack in a span of time. I made sure I got clothes both for warm and cold weather. In europe, weather is very unpredictable. At this time, it is summer.
savoy hotel
Passenger profile : Swiss people are not hard to please. they're nice and very conscious with what they eat. Europeans love drinking wines, primarily because their climate is very cold and drinking wine helps them to warm their body. I got too many Vegan request and most of them love to take seafood for the main course meal. 

I was able to bring some food with me. Instant noodles, canned sausage, and tetra pack to-go-meal. 
I wasn't really prepared to do this flight as I am looking forward to doing London for the longest time, shopping in Primark, seeing my aunt and in-laws is what I have in mind. Wanted to visit my baby's cousin in east side that looked a lot like her, but was quite hesitant since I'm not travelling with my husband. So might see them the next time. 

Thank God I had someone to see in Zurich, my college friend have seen my recent check-in and we decided to see each other, just because I was looking for rice! but not until the day after. I was doing the flight with two lovely ladies from my country and one funny guy.

The next day, I woke up early but usually I sleep a lot. But doesn’t want to spoil my first visit to Zurich. Plus, I don’t wanna miss the buffet breakfast in the hotel. Ooohhh, looking forward to smoked salmon. I love having breakfast. After all, it is the most important meal of the day.

I let the other girls lead the itinerary for the day. We went to bahnhoftrasse.
Europeans don't do malls. they all have this street shopping. they love walking a lot. I envy them for being environmental friendly. People use bicycle as another means of running errands. The first thing I saw was this macaroon shop at the corner of the street. Sprungli, Switzerland’s oldest. Older than Paris’ Laduree. I have to go and check Laduree myself when I visit Paris. I saw famous brands : Longchamp, H&M, Zara, Gucci and a lot more. Just went inside H&M to check if there’s any sale and end up buying sneakers for myself that I will be needing in night stops. Will be walking a lot, and as much as every woman loves sexy heels I just can’t walk them in Europe.

swiss francs
I stood still at Sprungli’s waiting for my friend to arrive. As I don’t have any means of communicating back to her. Just that, the last message I sent her was I am on my way and will be waiting in that corner. Then she arrived. She went with me as we pass by some sight seeing in downtown. The lake, the boatride, the church that was closed that I eagerly wanted to see. From there, we went back to the shopping street and end up having an afternoon tea at sprungli’s. I mean afternoon hot chocolate maybe, cause I am in the land of Chocolates after all. As I ordered hot chocolate myself.

Every Christmas, it has been my common task in the family to make the hot chocolate for the Noche Buena. Probably one of the reasons why I wanted to try this one.
ohhh the good life
We were busy catching up with what we have missed. She just got married, while I’m a first time mom. About her amazing life in Switzerland, going back to school studying Deutsch. All I can hear was just all good stuff about swiss people. The Government, the money, the economy. I was enjoying so far, observing people. Old people walking with their spouses. Enjoying an afternoon chitchating with longtime friends I guess. But one old old woman I would probably not forget in my first visit here. I guess she’s just not 80 but in her 90’s. her skin totally wrinkly, walking in a very slow pace being guided by her son. I mean, wow swiss people are very healthy. They have long life span and they watch what they eat. I went peeping in other people’s plate and had nothing but just salad. Suddenly, felt embarrassed with Filipino cuisine, not that they are not healthy but they are really oily. When I told my sister who also blog, she actually have a food blog. She said that’s whay Filipino cuisine is not that popular except for adobo because it is very oily compared to Japanese food or others. Indian food in my opinion are very oily as well. But the thing with their food is that it has lots of spices and act as a guard against diseases.

It took us only 5 minutes to reach her house by tram. The hotel gave us a hop on-hop off one day pass in the tram. She gave me a little tour of her flat, and I find everything amusing. I peep inside her fridge and saw a lot of bread spreads. Same story when I went to visit London two years back.
For a minute, I’ve wished to live and work in Zurich.

I made a trip to the grocery also. To check what ingredients they have that is not available in the gulf. Thank God for having an interpreter. The thing with me is that I can’t figure out what to take with me besides the fridge magnet that my friend bought for me. I have to re-check my saved recipes in my iPad and Pinterest. I don’t wanna buy anything that I don’t need. It’s not cheap here after all.

Next visit : Lucerne

(traveling momma) off to...

hello everyone!
I have not been posting anything lately. But good news to everyone! I am leaving tomorrow. My first time to set foot somewhere sweet.

check back again tomorrow for updates on my first adventure. i'm excitttteeeedddd much! For hours, I couldn't think of what clothes to bring with me. Wish me luck.


(in my kitchen) Tokwa't baboy

When we heard tokwa't baboy, we often think that it is always associated with drinking. From the country where I'm from tokwa't baboy is not part of the menu planning of the week I'm sure, but can be made any time of the day as an appetizer. But that doesn't really mean that you can't add them to your own. `

In fact, I made one for the craving husband that just got home from work.
My husband craved for tokwa't baboy, "beancurd and pork" that I decided to make one at 10 in the evening. He'll be home by 1 in the morning. So this will be ready just right on time.

I bought tofu on my last trip to the grocery. But not noticed that I actually picked out the wrong tofu. 
tip : portion your meat in ziplocks to save time and space.
this way, you don't have to thaw one big bulk of meat.
There's one made for soup and one for stir fried. I picked out the tofu for the soup! 

Preparing the sauce is quite easy. It took me a while to fry them. Taking care not to burn them.

Stir fry tofu
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon whole pepper corn
1 small onion (green)
2 cups cooking oil

In a pot, bring water to a boil, then add salt and pepper corns.
When it is boiling hot, put-in the pork and let it simmer until tender. around 30 minutes-1 hour.
When your pork is ready and tender. Cut them into strips and set them aside.

In a frying pan, when the oil is hot enough. Deep fry your tofu until golden brown. 
Then cut them into strips or bite size pieces. Probably the same bite size pieces of your pork.

Preparing the dipping sauce
combine a cup and a half of vinegar plus 1/4 cup of soy sauce.
Add 4 tablespoons of sugar in to the mixture. Stir then turn off the heat.

Slice some green onions and add them into the sauce when it is cooled down. 

recipe is from panlasang pinoy

(in my kitchen) meatballs made with malunggay stuffed with mozzarella.

When thinking of what to have for meals. I always think about what is left in the fridge.
As a wife and a mother, like what I've seen growing up from my mom. You always think of creating something special for your family. My husband is my number one fan when it comes to cooking. and when I am cooking in the kitchen I feel like I'm cooking for a guest when the truth is I am cooking for my husband alone and for me.

The moment I opened my eyes. I remembered that I still have ground beef left there. Then I remembered I still have one bag of unopened mozzarella and another that's not even finished. So to dispose things in my fridge I thought of making meatballs today and incorporating the leftover mozzarella. I don't have parsley but I have malunggay. A very nutritious herb that also help woman to lactate during pregnancy to prepare them to breastfed their little ones. This is available locally and can be handpick if you see one.

Meatballs are usually made with ground beef. You can use other ground meat but I guess, ground beef taste much better than any other meat.

ground beef
salt and pepper to taste
mozzarella cheese (not shredded)
malunggay or parsley

In a bowl, mix your ground beef with 3/4 c of breadcrumbs. And season it with salt and pepper.
Minced your malunggay into parsley like.

Now time to play with your hands. Form a ball in your palm and add a hump of mozzarella cheese in the middle of each ball.

Fry them until golden brown then set them aside.

For your sauce, you can buy any sweet chili sauce. Heat them on low heat and add some chopped onions.

The thing about meatballs, is that you can either eat them with pasta or rice. As it is,or with sauce.

(in my kitchen) frying egg in the microwave

I woke up pretty late today! Like 4 in the afternoon. That late! The reason behind was I was up till dawn. Finishing household duties and doze off at 3 am. I was so hungry upon waking up that I opted for a quick meal.

I made some gooey eggs in the microwave. And wanted to share it with y'all. All along I know that water is part of the succession of doing this but to appease myself I've checked Pinterest.
Okay here's how: You need to pour an amount of water in a safe microwavable bowl, before putting the egg. Crack the yolk just to avoid them from erupting. Then cover it with a dish plate to lock the steam inside.

I love my eggs to be a little bit gooey. Like As always. I don't like them well done, cause I find them so dry.
Heat them for 60 seconds, while checking them from time to time to see if it achieved the consistency that your aiming for.

(splurge) ipad 3

Hubby woke me up with a present. We finally got the new iPad. Yey!!!!! I was sleeping, when I half opened my eyes I saw my baby holding a huge rectangle box. I was like... What was that?

I am so addicted with instagram. And this will give me more space to screenshot pictures I find interesting. Screenshot pins at pinterest. Screenshot recipes, edit pictures. finally photobooth with our baby love. Manage finances with wonderful apps. Create my own mood boards.

I told him not to get them just yet cause we have other things that need to be prioritized, but totally appreciate the gift!!!!My iphone is 3 and a half old already and getting a 4s is just okay I guess. But in the future. An iPad is more than enough! Hehe :)

(shopping) shoes haul

have you notice why my blog is named after shoes? it is because I have always loved shoes since then. When I was asked what I want for my birthday every year, I always say a lovely pair of shoes would be enough.

I bought two platforms shoes in a month! first was a coral platforms from Forever21 and the
teal one from CMG Philippines.

I bought this coral platforms for only $10.00. quite a steal isn't it? I was even counting my fingers before I reached the cashier thinking about it. I asked hubby if I should or should not buy it. I posted a photo in FB and asked people if I should go buy it. So the next time I went to the mall, I purchased them

They're very cheap! but I haven't worn them.

I was in Manila for 6 days. I only have one day to spare to check out my to-go-to shops in the mall.
the moment my eyes catch this teal colored platforms I just go and asked for my size, went to the cashier and  handed my card. It was too late when I realized it was so pricey. $83

Imagine I was thinking twice if I should buy that $10 from F21 when in fact I just went straight and bought this without hesitation.

this CMG platforms are super light!!!! In fact, I went to grocery wearing them and bumped into one of my blonde friends and was asked to where I got them.

it is quality vs quantity. lolzzz... or should i say budget????
the F21 platforms are just so heavy that I couldn't think when I can wear them and with what. plus, when I wear them I looked taller than hubby.


credit goes to S&H philippines

(beauty tip) DIY French Manicure at home

I remember when I was a kid, how I always wanted to have french manicure.

I don't know...I just find it classy.
Do you remember this corrector fluid? Are you one of those silly kids who play with them and use them as a nail polish? raise your hand if you do! lol!
liquid corrector fluid
Also when I was a kid, I tried applying clay to my nails.
I couldn't hold on to anything, saving my well groomed nails from a disaster.
I remember my Mom scolding me for keeping my clay for too long, keeping them longer than usual so I can apply them to my nails all over again.

I told myself that when the right time comes and I started working, I will always have french manicure.
And so I did. 

Having your nails well groomed is a part of my job! Up to this date, I never visited a salon to have my nails done, except of course when I'm in Manila. I am not saying I will never ever visit one, guess what? I might...one of these days out of curiosity.

My Korean colleagues taught me to always apply a base coat before a nail color.
So you have to keep a 3 step in coloring your nails.
A BASE COAT, NAIL COLOR AND A TOP COAT :  I've never heard of this back in Manila! Or I might not be aware of it. when I do my nails I just jumped right into applying my preferred color. The reason behind applying a base coat is preventing your nails from yellowing especially if your using colored polishes than nude ones. Your nails are merely stained from the polish and will return to their normal shade if they are left unpolished for a while.

I also tried having fake nails previously. First, during our honeymoon in HK. The nails was just pressed against mine without altering it a bit. It look so huge!!! end of story I have it removed in less than 24 hours, and paid double. So I told myself that I'd rather do everything myself cause I always end up feeling sorry. After that horrible experience in HK. I tried applying fake nails many times.
in HK back in 2007
about to be removed
One of the greatest experiences I have learned being away from home, was learning new things on my own. It also saves you bucks from spending?

here's how I made mine

After you thoroughly clean your nails with a cuticle remover. I like to dip my nails back into a bowl of water to soften them and remove any rough areas. It's like having a second check.

get ready to be nipped out!

After removing all those rough thingy. Get your preferred nailpolish ready!
I always like mine to be sheer. But you can make it as natural as possible.
I used Chic colorless with a hint of tint as a base coat.

Now get ready your tape and cut it into strips.

Let your nails completely dry from the base coat before applying the tape.

Get ready your polishes baby!

colorless top coat, Sally Hansen's white tip applicator, nude sheer polish
so where were we? after your base coat have completely dry. apply your white liner tip.
let it dry completely before stripping the tape.
Remember : don't put too much tip as it will go with the tape the moment you strip it off. If you smudge, you need to do it all over again.

I made this version long time ago. In this picture, my nails are longer than usual. So if I just apply colorless as a base coat. My natural nail will be seen at what length it is. So I apply a beige color. Notice how I made them as thin as possible.

base coat : colorless, nail color : beige, sally hansen's white liner tip, finish it off with your top coat.

(in my kitchen) My basic Baked Macaroni

I love making and eating anything that has cheese on it. Read my post about  Chili's cheesy broccoli soup.

Our baby just turned another month, so I decided to make something special today.
My baked macaroni is very basic and anyone can do it.

all you need is ground beef, pasta of your choice, spaghetti sauce, button mushrooms, bechamel mixture (by Knorr) and mozzarella cheese.

Bechamel is widely known as white sauce. this is a cheese and milk sauce. Similar to Mornay sauce. Mornay uses Gruyere and Parmesan cheese while Bechamel uses quickmelt cheese.
If you don't have Bechamel you can make one from scratch just by melting quickmelt cheese with milk over a low heat pan.

note that this is very basic. No veggies added such as celery, carrots or bell pepper usually found in baked macaroni. I usually make this when I crave for something with cheese.


I prefer cooking the meat sauce before the pasta

Heat the pan, then butter, add minced onion then stir.
Ground beef is usually used. I don't know anyone from my family or friends who used ground chicken or pork. do you? When they starts to look translucent, add your ground meat.
Add some salt and pepper to taste. I like adding some beef cubes to enhance the taste of the meat. 
after seasoning your meat add your mushrooms then your choice of sauce. I used Filipino style spaghetti sauce.

Baked Macaroni is a tomato based pasta, however I made another version of this by adding white cream sauce in the past. It just made them more creamy.

After preparing your meat sauce. Set them aside. Then cook your pasta. I like picking penne out of them.

Set them aside.
that's my husband :)
Now prepare your Bechamel mixture.
Knorr's Instant Bechamel Mix
Preparing your Bechamel sauce (cheese sauce) is very easy but demand one to be cautious. 
Make sure that your pan is on low heat, as it thickens over time. It was a disaster the first time I tried to make this one myself, and that leads me to making a cheese mixture out from scratch.

pour the milk before the bechamel mixture
Pour 2 cups of milk over a low heat pan.
then add your Bechamel mixture. Just keep on stirring until you achieve that thickness that your aiming for. 

pour them generously
You have to mix the bechamel to coat the pasta evenly. Mix well until the pasta is coated with the sauce. 
top it off with lots of mozzarella cheese
after coating every pasta with your bechamel sauce. Top it off with loads of mozzarella cheese. Place them into the oven and heat them until the mozzarella cheese have completely melted. 

(Mummy post) My first Mother's day experience

I am lying if I tell you that I did not look forward to Mother's day this year, cause I actually did! Not that crazy thinking about it everyday, but I gave it a thought. How it will be like, who will first greet me and all that stuff. The gift was my least expectation.

On its eve, I was out with friends. Attended a party. Was so upset cause hubby decided to stay at home, little did I know that he was preparing something for me. I remember telling him "tomorrow is mother's day and all I ask of you is to come with me in this party." Its past 12 mn and I'm not yet home, but was on my way.

 I bribe him with take out from the party, just in case he gets mad.

Upon entering our room, the lights were dimmed. And he was holding a camera, recording a video. So I was like....What is happening? I was on my way to the bathroom, when I notice that there was something in the bed. There I saw the glittery pink roses, a small note from my husband, a simple gift and I think the highlight of them all was my last picture with our baby...that made me tear up!

He was at home, waiting for those beautiful flowers to be delivered. Cleaning the room, making sure the room look cozy and smells good.

sorry our image has been hidden
I told you, his gift was my least expectation. I was about to cry any minute cause I was resenting so bad that I am not with my baby on my first mother's day. That's the reason why I tear up so easily just by seeing our picture with that bouquet.

So far my first Mother's day experience was memorable and probably something that I will carry with me from this time on. The next time my husband desert me again from a party, I knew that he was just busy doing something special for me.

(housekeeping duties) My HOLMO floor lamp from IKEA

Thank you to a friend! I was given a HOLMO floor lamp from IKEA.
I've been dying to get this one for a while now, but just don't have the time to visit the nearest IKEA store. By the way, the nearest is by 45 minutes plane ride to Dubai or Abu dhabi, UAE.

I was so excited when he told me that he's visiting dubai real soon. So I asked if he can buy this for me, suprisingly he have a spare in his room...probably to bring home, but since he's visiting again he gave me this one since he's getting another one for himself. That was just so sweet of him!

I first saw a DUDERO floor lamp at a friend's flat. I fell in love with how her room look cozy just by having this floor lamp lit the whole room.

L (dudero) R (Holmo)

Unboxing the floor lamp from IKEA.

In just 5 minutes my floor lamp is here!!!!!!

Looking forward to good night dreams when hubby is not beside me. As I have a hard time sleeping when he's not around and so is he!

Recipe: Chicken Pastel by Panlasang Pinoy (pinoy taste)

Chicken Pastel is the Filipino version of the Chicken Pot Pie. This recipe is rich and full or wonderful flavors.
2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cubed
2 pieces Chorizo (or Chinese sausage)
2 pieces Beef franks (or Vienna sausage, hotdogs)
1 regular sized carrots, cubed
1 regular sized potato, cubed
2 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken stock
6 to 10 pieces green olives
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 pc lemon (or 5 pieces calamansi)
1 cup white mushroom sliced (or button mushrooms)
1 cup butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 cups water

Cooking Procedure
Marinade the chicken in lemon and soy sauce mixture for a minimum of 10 minutes
In a pot, place 3 cups of water and bring to a boil
Add the salt and pepper then put-in the chicken
Let the chicken cook until liquid completely evaporates. Set aside
On the same pan, apply heat and place the butter
Put-in the tenderized chicken and fry until the color turns golden brown
Add the Chorizo (or Chinese sausage) and beef franks (or Vienna sausage, hotdogs) and simmer for 5 minutes
Pour the chicken stock and bring to a boil
Put-in the carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and green olives. Mix and simmer for 5 minutes
Thicken the sauce by adding flour and butter mixture (please see procedures below on how to make this)
Put the chicken in an oven-safe container and cover the top with dough (The dough will eventually be the pie crust after baking.)
Place in the oven and bake in 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes
How to make the flour and butter mixture:
Heat a small pan and put-in 3 tbsp of butter
Add the flour and mix well
Pour ½ to 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly

How to make the Pie Crust:
In a large container, combine the following: 3 cups flour, ½ cup butter, ¼ tsp salt, and 3 tsp water
Mix the combined ingredients thoroughly (this will become the dough)
Knead the dough. Make sure that everything is properly distributed
Flatten the dough by using a rolling pin
Fit the dough on top of the container and trim according to the container size
Using a fork, shape the edge of the dough by pressing
Cover the edges with aluminum foil to prevent over cooking
Bake in 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes

Cheesy Brocolli soup by chili's - steal!

credits to miskadie of allrecipes.com


by Karin Christian from allrecipes.com

1/2 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food, cubed
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup water

In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat.
Cook onion in butter until softened.
Stir in broccoli, and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
Reduce heat,
and stir in cheese cubes until melted.

Mix in milk and garlic powder.
In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved.
Stir into soup; cook, stirring frequently, until thick.

TGIF vs Chilis and a movie date : Avengers in 3d

I've been out for 4 days now! regardless if I have training or not the next day. Sleep is very important to me and I feel weak when I don't get enough of them.

I am a big fan of Mr.Stark and his humorous anecdotes. That's my only excuse for watching 'The Avengers in 3d' 2012 The great thing about cinema is that you have a bunch of people who laughs with you, while if you wait for your local channels to air them you will just look blank with those lines. 

We were able to watch the movie after coming back the next day 'cause the tickets were just sold out by kiddos!!!!! So we had them booked the next day instead.

I dressed up and wore my teal dress, as I've been loving this hue for a while now. So not to spoil our outfit we had our dinner at TGIF. The Baby back ribs was superb and their Classic Nachos is my new favorite than Chili's. (Sorry, just saying)! but what friday's don't have is the cheesy brocolli soup that I always go for at Chili's.

The Nachos at the local cinema here in Muscat was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I asked hubby to buy me Lay's® instead but he end up buying another batch of Nachos for me. 

I was too late when it brought to my attention that we will be watching in 3d and no normal filming was available. I am not a 3d goer due to hygienic reasons. you know, you don't know the last person who used those glasses plus I was so bothered that I might get dizzy, especially now that my sight is getting blurry by the second. But other than that, it was phenomenal!!!!!!!!!

It funny I know, but I was a bit teary at the end. I really thought Stark will expire. Glad he did not!

here are some of my favorite lines :

Agent Phil Coulson: [Over telephone] Mr Stark, we need to talk. 
Tony Stark: You have reached the life model decoy of Tony Stark, please leave a message. 
Agent Phil Coulson: This is urgent. 
Tony Stark: Then leave it urgently. 
[Coulson enters
Tony Stark: Security breach. 
[to Pepper
Tony Stark: That's on you. 
Agent Phil Coulson: Mr Stark. 
Pepper Potts: Phil! Come in. 
Tony Stark: Phil? Uh, his first name is Agent. 

(after Hulk came back from his normal body, fell from the ceiling of a warehouse.)
Security Guard: Are you an alien? 
Bruce Banner: What? 
Security Guard: From outer space, an alien. 
Bruce Banner: No. 
Security Guard: Well then son, you've got a condition. 
(he was naked, and his underwear as a Hulk was way huge)

Tony Stark: [regaining consciousness] What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me. 
Steve Rogers: We won. 
Tony Stark: All right, hey! All right good job guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow; let's just take a day. 

Agent Phil Coulson: You're gonna lose. 
Loki: Am I? 
Agent Phil Coulson: It's in your nature. 
Loki: Your heroes are scattered, your floating fortress falls from the sky... where is my disadvantage? 
Agent Phil Coulson: You lack conviction. 
Loki: I don't think I 
[Coulson shoots Loki with his BFG, causing Loki to be blown through the wall behind him
Agent Phil Coulson: So that's what it does. 

Thor: Have a care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother. 
Natasha Romanoff: He killed eighty people in two days. 
Thor: He's adopted. 

duty free steals

hello everyone! I have not been updating for a while now. So busy with training school. Anyhoo, I went somewhere nearby that allowed me to pass by duty free for a while.

Finally, I found that perfect teal-turquoise-tiffany and co color that I've been looking for months now. Sadly, it was too pricey 'cause it's from Dior. But on a second thought, it's just one of these moments. I don't do this everytime so why torture myself. I swear I've look far, First I went to check it out at Mac, then at Essie, Zoya, OPI, Nyx even Inglot. So i finally gave in to the temptation.
credits by cafemakeup
dior vernis saint-tropez 401
I bought myself 5 lipgloss at a price of one.
I was actually looking at shiseido's purple lipgloss but I am after the quantity and same quality. so i went up for this! used one and I can give it as a gift to some back home.
nude pinks, corals and bronze

A month ago, I bought Mac Snob. I have been collecting lipsticks every month since I've been back. and for months now I've been looking for this purple-pink-lilac lippie everywhere. Hubby was not happy with the Mac lipsticks I've been eyeing when this MUA at MAC offered me this Snob, but it's looks kinda nude when I wore it. So I went and looked for a lipgloss maybe it will do the trick. It was just too light but whatever.