A Roadtrip to Roadtrip

My aunt came home one afternoon from a get-together with friends. She told us they went to a new cafe along the diversion road in the city. She said that the food was good. It was not accessible by public transportation so when my cousins invited me to go with them, I dropped everything. I cannot pass up the opportunity.

The cafe is named Roadtrip. It is a both a carwash and a cafe. So while you wait for your car to be washed, you can dine in their cafe.  The cafe was cozy and breezy with all the open windows.

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I love the stairs.  They are made of old tires that are filled with concrete.

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The cafe is pet-friendly. We brought my cousins’ mini-pinscher  and she felt at home.

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There is also a backyard with ducks. ( I was only able to capture one duck in the photo.)

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This is what we ordered- longsilog (longganisa, fried rice and egg) and bacon cheeseburger.

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This is the bacon cheeseburger upclose. It was delicious.  (Disclosure: I went back with friends. Twice.)

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Since we went to the Roadtrip Cafe early in the afternoon, we went to a roadtrip (literally!). This time… to the beach!

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I sometimes forget that we live near the beach.  One can just rent a cottage here for P50 (~$1).

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My cousins’ dog went for a swim.

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On the way the beach, we crossed the Masao bridge. The bridge crosses the Masao river.

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There are people who make a living from the river.

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We also went to the nearby barangay, Lumbocan, out of curiousity. We found this beautiful fishpond.

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 Oh, we passed by the area where pots of bougainvillea were sold. I love bougainvillea.

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We called it a day since our youngest roadtripper was already tired.

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Have you explored your hometown lately?

Warby Parker: SunCollective

We need to protect our eyes from the harsh sun rays and we can do that in a fashionable way.  Warby Parker released its first sunwear collection for the year with a bunch of familiar frames but with some stylish spin into the design.  Warby Parker retained its classic silhouette but with a new lens shape. You have to see the designs to appreciate its beauty.

This is the Laurel 16 Bellini.

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This is the Downing 16 Lemon.

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Classic mainstays- Haskell, Barkley, Piper-have been updated in new custom color combos, plus fashioned with crystal embeds along their bottom rims.

Vanessa is wearing the Haskell Pearl Horn.

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The Barkley Striped Beach looks good on Armando.

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Vanessa looks gorgeous wearing the Piper Digital Horn.

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Co-founder and co-CEO, Neil Blumenthal says,

“These six frames are some of our bestsellers for a reason—their fit and shape look great on so many people. With this collection, we wanted to inject some freshness into them without compromising their original appeal. Our design team experimented with a handful of new constructions, updating the lens shapes with a few frames and embedding a sliver of crystal in custom acetate with three others.The result is a group of glasses that look as playful and modern as they do classic.”

Sun Collective frames are crafted from premium acetate and start at $95.As always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Check out warbyparker.com/sun-collective to view their complete collection.

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