Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Starbucks Christmas Traditions - Starbucks Planner 2017

This day marks the start of palpitating hearts and packing of pounds for Starbucks Planner collectors! Yes, you heard (read) that right. Starting today, November 2, 2016, you can now begin collecting stickers for your Starbucks 2017 Planner. The rules are pretty much the same as with the previous years. You must get a Starbucks Christmas Traditions Promo card and fill it with 18 stickers to get a Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner.
Starbucks Planner 2017
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Adobo Recipe

Adobo is one of the most loved Filipino dish and each household takes pride of having the best adobo. It is from the Spanish word “adobar” which means marinade, sauce or seasoning. This dish includes your choice of meat (pork, chicken or combination of both) or seafood, marinated and simmered in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and other spices. We all have different recipes and techniques in cooking adobo. Some people like it dry and some people prefers it saucy. But however you want your adobo, I know you won’t get tired of having this dish on your table.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Chocolate Revel Bars Recipe

It’s been a while since I last spent time baking. Well, work has really kept my hands full and I have devoted most of my free time to my family, friends and Paul, doing regular house chores (laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.), and of course spending time with my ever-demanding Alfie. I can’t remember what got me in the mood to bake again, but I sure did miss it. This time I’m making Chocolate Revel Bars.
Chocolate Revel Bars in Oven

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Snow Panda - SM Angono

This year’s summer started early and it’s really hot around this time of the month. I bet our electricity bill will be soaring high again! Lol! And when I’m on my way home from work, I normally take longer routes just to pass through some malls! So, how do you cool down this summer? Some people might turn on the AC and stay indoors, some goes to the beach and for some (most) people like me we eat ice cream, halo-halo or anything cold!
Snow Panda

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Pa-Chicken McDo for Joy

It’s funny because here in the Philippines, we normally associate famous brand names to everything similar to it and use it like a generic term. Like how we use Colgate for toothpaste and Xerox for photocopiers/photocopying. I think the same thing goes for fastfood fried chickens! 
Pa-Chicken McDo for Joy

Friday, April 15, 2016

Where do You Like to Dip Your (Fish) Balls?

Do you remember how we spent our afternoons when we were still kids? Me? I just usually play street games like patintero and taguan with my friends. And when we start to get hungry, the slightest hint of manong’s fishball aroma leads us to drop everything and head over to manong's cart! Fishballs still has its appeal to me and I probably will never get tired of it (or at least not anytime soon).
Fishballs and Fishball Sauce

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

La Lola Churreria - SM Megamall

In December 2014, the first La Lola Churreria store opened at the Power Plant Mall. To date, they now have 11 branches located in different malls and shopping centers in Metro Manila. Yesterday, I got the chance to visit their SM Megamall branch.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Jariel's Peak - Quezon Province

Paul and his friends have had many motorcycle rides without me because of this irrational fear of riding the motorcycles I have developed over the years. Paul has been kind enough to take me by car to the places they have visited when we get the chance. Last week, they went to Jariel's Peak and now he’s taking me there!
Jariel's Peak | Quezon Province

Friday, February 12, 2016

Zack's Kubo's Strawberry Sinigang - Taytay Rizal

Summer is almost here and when you say summer, Baguio is the first thing that comes to my head! And when you say Baguio, I can only think about these: the cold weather, ube and strawberries! It is about a 6-8 hour drive from Manila and currently I don’t have the time to enjoy their delicacies. Good thing, I found a place where I can enjoy Baguio in Rizal! Ok, maybe just the strawberries!
Zack's Kubo | Strawberry Sinigang

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Magnum Manila - SM Aura Premier Taguig - 6 Months After it Closed

In April 2014, Magnum Philippines opened the Magnum Pleasure Store, or more commonly known as Magnum Manila. Pleasure seekers were able to create their version of Magnum Bars with a wide variety of dips, toppings and drizzles. Aside from this, you can also enjoy some of mouthwatering Magnum desserts.
Magnum Manila