Chef Du Partie (CDP): The Global Table Restaurant in Power Plant Mall.

There was one weekend last month when I felt like I was suffering from fatigue because of the chain of events from the previous day (a long story). So instead of going out, T suggested having a simple dinner-movie date in Rockwell.  We walk around the outer area of Power Plant Mall to see what else we haven't tried when we see a nice restaurant called Chef du Partie.

Bean & Yolk, Now Open in Westgate Alabang.

Hey South peeps! There's a new cafe in town.. Check out Bean & Yolk which just opened last Friday in Westgate Alabang. 

The First Din Tai Fung Xiao Long Bao Bar in Power Plant Mall.

The first time T and I tried Din Tai Fung was in Hong Kong with our friends (read my blog post about our Hong Kong Trip).  When they expanded to the Philippines, T and I would dine every once in a while but it was only when they opened a Din Tai Fung branch at the new wing of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell would we eat there almost three times a week! Let me give me you two reasons why you should visit this particular branch even if you've eaten in Din Tai Fung already.


T + J Wedding Diaries: CEFAM's Discovery Weekend Manila.

T and I just made ourselves Facebook official by changing our relationship status from 'engaged' to 'married' (honestly, we just forgot to change it because we're not very much into the social media-couple thing). I'm placing an emphasis on the word married for my post today because sometimes couples get so involved in the wedding preparations that they forget to prepare for what's really important.. The marriage itself. 

One of the requirements of getting married in a Catholic Church is undergoing a pre-cana seminar at the diocese of the parish where you are getting married. Instead of doing this, T and I attend Discovery Weekend, a three-day retreat conducted by the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM).

Before signing up, I consulted T about it but I got a vibe that he didn't want to attend.  I found that very unusual though because he has been very hands on with wedding planning and in anything that has to do with our relationship. I find out later, before our Discovery Weekend starts, that it's because he doesn't see the need to attend this retreat.  He thought the retreat is akin to a "self help book" for relationships and he felt we didn't need one because we are doing more than ok.

I totally agree with his sentiments but I've read stories of couples (even those together for a long time like us) who, after going to Discovery Weekend, realized there were issues they still had to settle between them.  So even if we've worked hard to where we are now, I just want to make sure that there isn't a stone left unturned in our relationship.