Yulo Zander Baydo's Dedication.

Two Sundays ago, I attended the dedication of my godson Yulo Zander at the Ayala Southvale Clubhouse in DaangHari, Las Pinas.

Ukkokei Ramen Ron in McKinley Hill.

On that stormy day when almost all, if not all, schools suspended classes, offices called off work, and most of the streets were not passable and flooded, I had to work so T (boyfriend of the year award!) picked me up in Fort.

Rainy day and all, I wanted ramen but Makati was too far in that weather.  Good thing T remembered that Ukkokei Ramen Ron opened a branch in McKinley Hill.

What a colorful menu!

Grand Opening of Bugsy's Bar & Bistro Alabang.

Join us as Bugsy's Alabang opens its doors tomorrow, November 27.  Open bar starts at 8pm.

UP IE Club Brings Us FOODPORT 2013!

I love food fairs.  Who doesn't?  So if you're not doing anything on November 30 to December 1, the UP Industrial Engineering (IE) Club is having a food fair called FOODPORT 2013 at the Christ The King Parish Multipurpose Hall in Greenmeadows Avenue.  

Proceeds of the event will benefit the UP IE Club Scholarship Fund which sends underprivileged students through college. 

The Addams Family: A New Musical at the Meralco Theater.

When I heard from my friend Dianne Lee that my favorite cartoon was made into a musical here in the Philippines, I just had to watch it!

"THE ADDAMS FAMILY features as original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents never met.

And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents." -vivaatlantistheatricals.com

Press Cafe in Alabang, Revisited.. and Disappointed.

Since T was busy with his new business venture earlier today, I told myself I'd catch up on my blogging because the entries in my draft folder have been piling up.  I chose to go to Press Cafe in Fully Booked Alabang since the food is good and the ambiance is conducive to studying, or in my case, blogging.  

Boy, was I wrong.  

Let me start with the food.  I ordered one of my "usuals" from my law school days, the Chicken Roulade (P220/$5) which is grilled chicken and cucumber rolled in soft tortilla with balsamic and honey mustard sauce. 

On the upside, the serving size has increased.  On the downside, the taste was blah.  Aside from the sprinkle of honey mustard and balsamic on the top and watered down dressing in the middle, the rolls were so dry!  And the grilled chicken didn't have any flavor.  So disappointing.  I should have just gotten a grilled cheese sandwich.

Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen in Nuvali Sta Rosa.

I first heard of Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen during my friend Ivy's baby shower (read my blog post about Fred & Ivy's wedding) and have heard nothing but good reviews about it ever since. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to the party because of work so I wasn't able to try their food.  

So when T and I were Nuvali in Sta Rosa and saw that there was a Mama Lou's branch there, we immediately went inside.

Dine for a Cause, Help Victims of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

A number of restaurants pledged a portion of their sales this weekend for the victims of Yolanda through the Philippine Red Cross.  Maybe posting a food pic from these establishments would be forgivable to some ;)

Here is a list of those restaurants:

Harry Potter's Butterbeer Now Available in Starbucks!

Aside from the Christmas drinks, I was excited about another thing this week from Starbucks Philippines. My sister and my friend Ara Sam just told me that they are now serving the famous (well, for us Harry Potter fans) butterbeer! For those not familiar with the book, butterbeer is "a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch."

So before T and I headed for Sta. Rosa for our Sundate fundate, we stopped by Starbucks along South Superhighway so I could get a taste of this "secret" drink.

How To Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan aka Yolanda.

As we all know, the strongest typhoon in the world Haiyan, more known in the Philippines as Yolanda, has brought so much pain to the country the past week.

I know I am not alone when I say I can't bear to look at the photos or hear the news as my heart breaks for my fellow countrymen who were affected by this calamity. So instead of talking about the extent of the destruction it has caused, I collated information on how you can help victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Feel free to share more information in the comments section or email me at joeiandme @ yahoo.com.

What NOT To Give to Relief Aid

List of Tacloban survivors

Starbucks Via Ready Brew Iced Coffee.

None of my posts are sponsored by Starbucks but I think I've been posting a lot about them through the years because I'm a fan!  So let's do a Starbucks "Whats in the bag?" post.