Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Liliw Food Trip: Arabela Restaurant

Liliw, Laguna may be known for its slippers but is gaining quite a following these days for one of its restaurants.  Armed with an empty stomach and an appetite to try something new, my friends and I headed to Arabela Restaurant.  This restaurant is owned by Bobby and Tonet Carmello, a couple who loves to cook and eat. They named the restaurant after their daughters, Ara and Bela.

The place is quite small but cozy and it feels like families go here often to celebrate special occasions.  As soon as we got seated, we immediately browsed through its menu.  The restaurant offers a wide menu but their signature dishes are pasta and pizza. 

I only got a few shots of the foods that we ate because we were so eager to try them out as soon as they were placed on our table. :-)

Good food, good company = An awesome great time!

You can stop by at Arabela after all the slipper and shoes shopping at Liliw. It will surely revive your energies and your stomach will thank you for it.

Arabela Restaurant
503 Rizal Street, Liliw, Laguna

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Date A Girl Who Travels

Date a girl who travels. Make her feel safe, warm, and secure.  Make her believe that no matter where she goes, and however long she's gone, you'll always be there for her, the one that she can call home.

That's an excerpt from "Date A Girl Who Travels" post by Aleah Taboclaon of, one of the blogs that I have been following lately. I think it was beautifully written that's why I asked Aleah's permission to share with you my readers a little portion of the post. It celebrates the unique qualities of a girl traveler and how she's different from all the rest. Read on and be proud, my sistahs!  

You can read the entire post here

Monday, November 12, 2012

It all started here...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover."  - Mark Twain

These words have resonated in my soul and inspired me to dream, and know that I have the capacity to make those dreams come true.

I'm counting the days, months and years until I make my ultimate dream come true. For I will not be dictated by a society that tells me how I should live my life. One day we will all be food for worms. But when my time comes, I want to able to say to myself that I have LIVED my life and not just waited for things to happen. I may encounter failures along the way but my biggest achievement will be the thought that I fought for my dream.

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