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Another Year, Another Adventure.

Just checking in to say hello to everyone. It’s been a while since I posted because much has happened! But now I have time since I am currently on board a plane with an hour to spare so I decided to update my Joei & Me diary.

I turned another year older two months ago. While everyone considers January 1 as the start of a new year, I consider my birthday as ‘my new year’. T and I spent that week staycationing at Nüwa Hotel in City of Dreams Manila. Aren’t staycations the best? Sleep, eat, swim, eat, eat, sleep, sleep, and sleep. I also actually get a lot of work done whenever I’m on one.


Enbu Robatayaki in Okada Manila.


Time check: 2:22am.

They say that when you feel hungry in the middle of the night, you're just thirsty. I drank two bottles of water and five cups of chamomile tea and yet I'm still craving for the Kung Pao Chicken I had for dinner yesterday.  I'm actually in a hotel room working on a paper and can order room service (one of my favorite luxuries of life because I get hungry until the wee hours of the morning) but before I do that, I’ll distract myself first by writing about where we had dinner this evening. Maybe after posting, I'll feel sleepy instead of hungry. I can continue working tomorrow morning anyway since my mind is already spent.

Earlier this evening, T and I had dinner at Enbu (Robotayaki) in Okada Manila.  Robatayaki (or robata for short) is a method of cooking in Japan where food is cooked over charcoal, similar to barbecueing.


Commune Hall at Evia Lifestyle Center.


T and I went to Evia to watch Jurassic World 2 when we saw this place which just opened at the cinema area called the Commune Hall.  We were rushing to catch the movie so we weren't able to eat in any of the stalls (so no food review yet) but here's a quick run-through of the stalls inside.


Paperless Post: Designer Greeting Cards and Invitations.


I have always been a paper-and-pen kind of gal and would buy all kinds of stationery out there with matching stickers. Remember Lisa Frank? Unfortunately, with the advent of technology, those letter-writing days have been reduced to emails and text messaging. Luckily, there are websites like Paperless Post which produce beautiful online greeting cards, stationery for our notes, and even invitations for birthday parties and wedding suites.

Paperless Post is a company based in New York who has partnered with several world-famous and lifestyle brands, including Kate Spade (God bless her soul), Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Adler, and Rifle Paper Co., and has delivered over 85 million cards to date. 



Landers Superstore Alabang West.


For the longest time, S&R was the only membership shopping grocery in the area so the opening of Landers Superstore Alabang West was very much anticipated. The crowds and lines were crazy during opening week so T and I decided to wait a little longer to schedule a visit. We went on a weekday and had no problems with parking or cashier lines. 

Our visit was quick, just to buy a few things and not to check out each and every item per aisle. So for this post, I'll focus on what I saw in Landers that I haven't seen in S&R or what Landers has that S&R doesn't.. Sort of a little Landers vs S&R thing.