Christmas season in Rome Italy🎄🇮🇹

Last year it is my first time to experience Christmas in other country, in a country where I was born – Rome, Italy🎄❤️






  • With mama and aunt

❤️🎄Christmas Day🎄❤️

They all say that Christmas there is not that so happy like here in the Philippines, but since it is my first time, for me it is such a great experience, most especially it is also my first time to be with my mom on a special holidays like this and to be with my other relatives.

Holidays like this is one of my favorites!🎄❤️

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Christmas 2016

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, where everyone is busy preparing for it. 

It’s the birth of our Lord and we should be all thankful for that. 

The past years I remember we used to do the noche buena but when my grandma died, we didn’t do noche buena anymore. But it’s fine, I got used to it. The whole day of Christmas day, 25th, we go to church, eat together, exchange gifts together. 

Christmas for me is about family. Celebrating it with your family and going to church together, giving gifts to each other and eating together with your family. 

As for our family since my grandma died, after church we always go to the cemetery to pay a visit to our beloved grandma. 

It is not always that you’re with your family so it feels so good when there’s get together/reunion. 

⤴️This was our lunch for that day. 

⤴️Gift giving time. 

⤴️Twinning with my cousin. 

⤴️Picture taking with the cousins. That last picture they were trying not to smile, but it looks like they will blast out in laugh any minute😂✌🏻

The last part as always my outfit:

There is always that one thing when you saw it for the first time you really want to buy it, just like this off shoulder top😍

“Learn to love yourself and everything will be fine✨✨✨”


  • Off shoulder top from Fashion Market(Market Market)
  • High Waisted jeans from HighFivebrands (IG shop)
  • Shoes from Keds

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Late Post: Christmas 2015

It has been months away since my last post…

I want to share to you my Christmas for this year.  

It wouldn’t be complete if we don’t have a family picture together with my grandma in her graveyard. 

We always do this picture every christmas just to still remember her and that she will always be in our heart forever❤️

And something to change my habit of shopping for myself only. I decided to just buy my little cousins a gift for this christmas that I find it fun and at the same time happy because you will be able to give something for them. 

 It is my very first time to cook something for them. Or should I say bake haha. 

It is really simple and yum for those who love chocolates. 

I used: chocolate chip used for baking, hershey bar, marshmallows, and graham cracker. 

I baked it in the oven for almost 7-10 minutes just to make sure the chocolates under the mallows melted. 

Then when it is already fine you could eat it. Dip the grahams and enjoy eating! 🙂


 And my ootd! 💙

You could check my instagram for more of this one! ▶️ My IG

  • Top from Forever 21 
  • Pants from Lee Jeans
  • Espadrilles from Primadonna

And one more thing..

My espadrilles is from my boyfriend it is his christmas gift for me😍 which I super love!


And in exchange I gave him a shirt that he likes also. 

So that’s all for my Christmas 2015💕

My Christmas :)


“Spending Christmas with family is always a good idea. A true meaning of Christmas!”

In our family we don’t usually celebrate Christmas Eve, maybe we are not accustomed to it.. But when the day of 25th turned we always go to church. Thanking God for everything and celebrating His birthday also:) After that, since my grandma is in *heaven* now.. we always go to the cemetery after the Christmas mass to also pray and to feel also that she is always with us even though she is not literally here..(that’s why the background is in cemetery 😀 ) After that we go home then its gift giving time 🙂 We go to our godparents for our Christmas gift.


And here are the foods we have for Christmas this year. We have Pesto(upper left picture), my aunt cooked it, we do the pesto sauce. Next is the Chicken Flambe(lower left), I think this is a French dish but we love it here in the Philippines, ’cause it is so delicious! Then we have sweets, the Mango Bravo Cake from Conti’s Pastry Shop and also the Ginger bread house from my other aunt, my little cousins loved it ’cause you can eat all of it 🙂


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A little ootd here 🙂

  • Top and shoes from Forever 21
  • Distressed pants from Sm Department store
  • Watch from Breil (first time to wear it, from my godmother)