Monday, January 02, 2006

I Love Sushi!

sushi set from my favorite sushi bar in tokyo

If there is one thing I miss about Japan, it should be sushi. Everytime I have the chance to go back, I always get excited because going there would mean an abundance of authentic, succulent, mouth-watering sushi.

When I was staying in Japan as a graduate student, it was inevitable that I would succumb to blue periods when life just hits me with really hurtful blows. Days would be spent holed up in my room, doing nothing but sleep, sleep, and sleep. Getting up gets too painful at those times. But after days of eating nothing but what I have laid out near my bed, hunger pangs take over and the first thing that comes to my mind is always SUSHI!

visions of this can snap me off any depression

Trembling because of hunger, I would take a bath and dress up, fly out of the room and into the nearest sushi bar and gorge on sushi until satiated! Miraculously, my blues would go away, a smile starts to wash over my face and I am a new girl again.

Yes, sushi is my Prozac.

sushi and sashimi from the breakfast buffet of circles cafe, makati shangri-la hotel

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Louis Vuitton Madness!

I went to Manila explicitly to buy Louis Vuitton bags. Cebu does not have an LV store yet, although I am hoping that one will be put up once the expansion of Ayala Center Cebu is completed. It is such a hassle to go to another city just to buy their beautiful bags.

In a previous post, I have already blurted out my Christmas wish for an LV Epi Alma in Mandarin. I was quite apprehensive since when I called the store the Sales Associate mentioned that there was only one bag left in this design and color.

Wishing that no one had thought of buying the only bag I have been lusting for months, I entered the store. Abby, the SA approached me and without hesitation I inquired if they still have the bag I wanted in stock. You can hear my sigh of relief from a mile away when she smiled and said, "Yes, Ma'am, we still have it." She showed it to me and THE BAG TOOK MY BREATH AWAY! It was that beautiful. Even my thrifty friend Maricel was mesmerized. We both may have held our breathe for about 5 seconds! Maricel did not even blink when the price was mentioned. Beside me, she was murmuring her agreement to my purchase. Well, it goes without saying that I bought it.


Well, since I went all the way to Manila, I thought that one bag was not enough. While the SA was packing my Epi Alma, I was in deep thought and was arguing with myself on what the second bag should be. The SA has already shown me the Speedy 30 and the Monogram Vernis Reade PM and I could not decide on which of the two I would buy.

sigh, if i could just buy all of those gorgeous bags and shoes!

The Speedy 30 is more practical since it is a hardy bag, but the Reade PM in Pearle was really beautiful and delicate. Although Maricel liked the Reade PM because it appealed to her ladylike personality, I was won over by the Speedy 30's toss and tumble toughness. I could bring it anywhere in any weather and I would not be too OC about it. So, there! Another bag bought!

yeah, i shopped too much..., but what the heck! :p

Thus and more, 2005 was a Happy Year for me! I hope the year 2006 will bring me more blessings, too!

Happy New Year everyone! :)

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