Nov 30, 2016

Whammo's Choco Fudge is Back!


Whammo's is back!  After being gone for more than a decade, the Filipino Twinkies is in the market again.  If you're a 90's kid like me, I'm sure this has been your baon at one point or another in school.  At least one of my classmates in Zobel had this in his or her lunch bag every day.  This snack actually fits my new obsession-- the pocket Family Computer, which was also a hit in the 90's.   It was like a time warp when boxes of Whammo's arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago.





Nov 13, 2016

Denny's Uptown BGC.


I have a lot of memories of Denny's.  When I was younger, my family would have breakfast there often because there was a branch near my Dad's house in California.  Denny's is also a frequent pit stop during long drives since there was always one along the freeway.  I actually had my birthday breakfast there last year with my sister in San Diego.  And finally, Denny's is now in the Philippines!



Nov 2, 2016

Halloween 2016: Wednesday and Pugsley Addams.


I miss blogging.

This is my journal, my outlet, my diary.  I sound like a broken record, especially during the times when I don't get to blog for long periods of time, but it is. I want to share about past trips, new restaurants, and wedding planning tips but as soon as I figure out what I want to write about, I couldn't muster enough energy to get my Macbook and work on it.  I am just so physically and mentally drained all the time.

I never thought it was possible to be busier than I was before, but I am now.  My schedule was already hectic back then but we had breaks to recuperate. I could run in the morning and blog during weekends.  I actually like what I'm doing currently but I feel like a machine working 24/7. Maybe it's only an adjustment period but so far, this is how things are for me.

And just when I'm starting to get better from the flu, my back injury has returned.  It was probably caused by sitting for long periods of time and not being able to exercise for the past couple of months then triggered by my incessant coughing.  My back hurts every time I cough or sneeze, I cant bend to pick up something from the floor, and even as I'm typing up this post while seated, my back is hurting like crazy!  Yes, it's that bad.  

So to counter the crankiness, I thought of updating my blog today.  And what better topic to write about than my favorite holiday (after Christmas)... Halloween! 




Oct 10, 2016

Quick and Easy Meals With Filippo Berio.


I love eating out in restaurants so I'm not really a domestic diva but lately, I've been trying to learn quick and easy meals I can do at home.  So when I got a package from Filippo Berio, I thought of what I can do with the items inside.



Sep 23, 2016

S&R Members' Treat (Sept 30 to Oct 2).


You guessed it.. The much-awaited S&R Members' Treat is back!  

From September 30 to October 2 (that's next week already!), our favorite items will be discounted up to 50% or Buy 1, Take 1.  I wish Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream will be on sale.  Looking forward to hoard Chunky Monkey, Choco Chop Cookie Dough, and New York Fudge Choco! I can imagine topping S&R's US Double Choco Chop Creme Ring Cake or US Vanilla Marble Ring Cake (yes, I have a sweet tooth) with those flavors so I hope the cakes are on sale too.




If any of you are in Alabang next weekend, I'll see you there!  Happy shopping!









Sep 7, 2016

SM Hypermarket x Streetfood Festival.


For those who like street food, you have to check out SM Hypermarket's annual Streetfood Festival series. Aside from getting to taste best-selling dishes, you can also learn from the cooking demos of renowned chefs and participate in games to win exciting prizes. And before going home, stop by SM Hypermarket because the usual grocery buys will be on sale!  



Sep 5, 2016

Review of Huawei P9's Leica Camera.


Even before the advent of digital cameras and smartphones, I already love taking photos of food, landscapes, and everything in between.  I got it from my mom who documents everything, like our family trips, milestones in our lives, or even the most mundane things like eating out or going to the park.  As I grew older, I appreciated what she did for us even more because I have photos to remember those happy moments by.  It was more difficult then.. Cameras were bulky, not to mention we had to carry rolls of film and packs of batteries.  But now, it's so easy!  We always have our smartphone with us so we can just take pictures anytime.

That's why I was excited to snap photos using the new Huawei P9 smartphone because I learned that it co-engineered with Leica to come up with groundbreaking dual lenses!  I can't believe it.. Leica lenses in a smartphone! That is just wow.  

And it just so happened that I had a workcation (work + vacation) the week I received my Huawei P9 so I brought it along to try it out.  Changing the way I see the world? Check!



Aug 29, 2016

Orogold Cosmetics Philippines.


Orogold is an internationally acclaimed luxury brand with over 110 international locations, 16 collections, and 75 luxury beauty products.  Their lavish beauty boutiques can be found across the globe in places such as in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dubai, Singapore, Amsterdam, Australia, Hong Kong, Russia, Spain, London, and now in the Philippines.   My current work schedule is even more hectic than my last so I don't get to go to events or invites anymore but it just so happened that I was staycationing in Marriott Hotel that day, which is in Resorts World also, so I was able to visit Orogold.



Aug 10, 2016

How To Cook Nestle Creamy Adobo At Home.


Remember when I said that I'll try to cook adobo using Chef Rob Pengson's recipe (read my blog post about Nestle's Creamy Chicken Adobo)?  T and I went ahead and spent our afternoon cooking in his home.



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