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Catriona Gray :: The Miss Universe 2018 Chronicles (The Birthday Girl)

Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray was born on January 6, 1994 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Twenty four years later, just days before her 25th birthday, she was crowned as the new Miss Universe. And just one day before the start of fulfilling her duties as the new Miss Universe, she celebrated her birthday by watching the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen (when a friend gifted her with a front row ticket), food trip and going to Hillsong.

Her friends in both the Philippines and the United States also celebrated her special day with her in their own special way.





Just before the day ends, the Miss Universe Organization announced in social media that Catriona will start her NYC Media Tour on the following day, January 7. Catriona also mentioned this in her own Instagram: "Tomorrow my @missuniverse duties officially start with the beginning of media week!".

For Catriona, being the new Miss Universe might have not been sinking in yet. But she is a well-loved Miss Universe not only…
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Catriona Gray :: The Miss Universe 2018 Chronicles (The First of Many)

I haven’t had an inspiration to write.
Besides the fact that my laptop was broken like 2 years ago.
But now I’ve finally found one reason to, after a loooooonnnngggg while (5 years?! lol).
I’ll give you a hint. A very obvious one. This woman. Her name is Catriona. And she is the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018. Join me in following her journey.

You may also follow Catriona's blog at: http://cat-elle.com

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Going Vegan

So, I’ve been contemplating on this for a while. And I actually still am. I’d really want to try if I could do it. But I want to start it when I’m really ready.

Earlier today, I went to a grocery store and I was considering vegan products. I was checking on the ingredients to know if they are vegan. I’ve bought some vegan products but still had non-vegan ones. I guess these are my baby steps.

I’d probably try it for a month. And then see how it goes.

I’m pretty positive about this though. So, wish me luck. And if you are vegan, please please please, I’d really like to hear from you.

I'm Back!

Hello fellow bloggers! I know! It's been a while. It just so happened that I was searching for an old document in my laptop and came across old freestyle blogs that I wrote in notepad some years ago.

I might post them here soon. So, stay tuned. :)

Jaw Breaker

Black Mamba, Tap Out, Stone Cold Stunner, Chokeslam, Tombstone... These are just few of what Zark's Burgers has to offer.

Zark's Burgers has been featured at Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho few days ago. But even before that, I have already heard of this burger house as it was located near my hometown.

However, I only had a chance to taste one of their "Major League" burgers earlier today, the Jaw Breaker.

No, I did not take the challenge of eating this triple cheeseburger with spam, bacon and overflowing cheese sauce on top within 5 minutes. Basically because (1) I can't and (2) I want to savor the taste of this one massive burger.


For only 250 pesos, you will get the Jaw Breaker burger with fries and unlimited iced tea. Not bad huh?!

Not only that it looks good, but it tastes good as well. For a moment - when I was chewing the burger patty - I thought that I was eating a meat ball. Well, I think that is how it really taste like. A juicier meat ball.

It was served hot en…

Puerto Galera

It’s been a while… I’ve been so very busy with travel and work… Glad that I find time to write another long overdue blog.
Another long weekend. Another opportunity to go out-of-town and just relax. Only this time is different. It’s just Me and Olive.
We met at McDonald’s Imus Branch at 6:00AM. We just bought sausage muffin for each of us and a hashbrown for myself. Then we went to the near-by 711 and bought mineral water and Nestle Pure Milk. We waited for a bus that would take us to Robinsons DasmariƱas in front of 711. After around 30 minutes, we are already at the Van Terminal to Batangas Pier. We paid Php160 each and after more than an hour (I think!) of waiting, at last, off we got to the Pier.
We reached Batangas Pier a couple of minutes past 9:00AM.We bought a Galerian Liner round-trip ticket to Puerto Galera worth Php450 per person, an environmental fee and terminal fee.
Before 9:30AM we are already in front of closed Gate 2B. They opened it at around 9:15AM if I’m not mistak…

The Wedding Singer

The organ’s playing The entourage started coming I see him walk I see him smile He is so proud And yes… so in love He stayed in front of the altar Waiting for his lovely bride When she finally came, he held her hand She’s so beautiful So wonderful I know she’s everything he wants She’s the one he loves… It’s now time to recite their vows And so the music was played I have to sing their wedding song And I don’t know why there is pain He hears my voice…. And he stopped for a while He looked at my direction He can’t believe it with his eyes He sees me smiling while I sing He tried to look me in the eye But I looked away from him… ‘Coz I don’t want him to see me weeping I was smiling outside… But crying deep inside… I don’t know if I can bear this any longer I was hurt… my heart’s wounded Then the music fades together with my voice I ran away… ‘coz I have no choice I ran away because I know that I can’t stay I ran away from the man who used to be mine But failed to stay for a lifetime…
Ju…