Hello Singapore!

Sep 1, 2015

I am currently in Singapore for a conference and the Merlion and the view of Marina Bay Sands are just across our hotel. Last February, my husband and two of my bestfriends were just here. While I am staying in an expensive hotel, nothing beats being in a place with the person you love.

I hope to able to get around Singapore again on our last night here and maybe write about it here.

2016 Philippine Holidays

Aug 27, 2015

Plan your vacations for next because here are the holidays for 2016!

source: www.gov.ph

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Aug 5, 2015

Happiness is:
1. Fantastic Four screening tonight! Thanks for the tickets, boss!
2. My niece and nephew Nikka and Micko where at the house last weekend. So siempre,ang saya pero ang gulo! Hahaha!
3. Lumpia from Little Store. Namiss ko to!
4. Filed my application to take the Comprehensive exam for my thesis. Whew, muntik na di ako umabot!
5. Zumba!
6. Suits, though I am slowing down from watching it since I want to sue everybody when something's wrong, hahaha.
7. Turon
8. Ginataang Tulinga. My guintaang tulingan!
9. Fries party with my pamangkins!
10. My husband for doing some of the chores when I had a bad headache.

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Project Pie: Artisan Pizza

Aug 4, 2015

For my boss' birthday treat, we went to Project Pie in Eastwood.  It was my first time so I didn't know what to expect.  But ordering at Project Pie was easy: You either order by the number (P245) or build your own (P285).  We opted to build our own.  
First step was to decide whether you want white or red sauce on your pizza. Then you choose from the type of cheese that you want. I choose all, except for blue cheese.  Then for the toppings: you can have as much as you like. I choose tomatoes, green bell pepper, ham, bacon, pepperoni, and I forgot what else, all for P285. It was the best pizza ever!
We also had dessert: I choose the raisin oatmeal cookie chocolate ice cream sandwich. The sandwich was too chewy but I loved it anyway. Drinks (P65) comes with free refill.

So, will I come back again? Definitely! 

Project Pie
Eastwood Mall, Orchard Rd, Libis, Quezon City
Budget P300-500/pax

Sambo Kojin Buffet: Not All Buffets are Created Equal

Aug 3, 2015

Last week, our friend Rona, who was gone for 8 months to study abroad and who had her birthday last July 19, treated us to dinner at Sambo kojin. The rate was P749 per adult for dinner, and the celebrant gets to eat free 3 days before and 3 days after her birthday. So we had 3 hours of food and catching up to do.
The conversation was light and funny and it was as if we were not away for 8 months.  That's just how true friends are: you don't need to see each other everyday to know that you have each other's back the whole time. 

The food at Sambo kojin was Japanese and Korean.  I love Japanese food but I don't have a particular fondness for Korean dishes.  So I loved their Sushi and Sashimi, and their Ramen, but I didn't get to try any of the Korean cooked dishes.  
We loved the yakinuku dishes, especially everything with bacon.  I tried the Ramen and it was good, although it took forever to be served to our table. 
There was nothing spectacular about the desserts.  The blueberry crepe looked yummy, and it tasted okay, not spectacular.  Same with the chocolate cake and the tarts.

I have tried Yakimix, Dad's, City Buffet and Seven Corners, so will I try Sambo kojin again? The answer is no. For the dinner price of 749, I think I would rather go to Yakimix. The atmosphere and the service that I have experienced in Yakimix was better than in Sambo kojin and there is nothing here that stands out for me: not the food, not the service and not the price.  

Sweet Ecstasy Burger

Jul 30, 2015

I am a burger person. But I also like pizza. And buffets. Oh well, I just plain love to eat.  So when one afternoon friends asked what I wanted for lunch and I said burgers, we drove all the way from Ortigas to Makati to eat the burger they were raving about: Sweet Ecstasy.  And it did not disappoint.

Below is the counter with the menu.  The food is cooked as you order so waiting time is around 10-20 minutes. 
I very much enjoyed the walls with the quirky posters and movie references.  Love it! They also have adult shakes, which I didn't get to try because I had Coke instead. Maybe some other time.

This is what I ordered: the cheeseburger (P170).  And it was delicious.  Truth be told, I was kinda 'bitin'.  It was so good, I wanted more.  But I didn't, hahahaha! (good job, you)

Of course, there are other burgers out there, some better, some worse.  This is definitely one of the better ones.

10 Jupiter Corner Asteroid Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
No credit card, no wifi
Outdoor, serves alcohol

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is:
1. Suits. Why didn't anybody tell me it was this good?
2. Great Taste White Coffee. I don't like Starbucks, what can I say?
3. That Mt. Malipunyo climb last Sunday
4. Zumba
5. Fresh langka fruit
6. Inay's 61st birthday dinner
7. Driving around with my family in Timog looking for a place to have dinner, then ended up eating in KFC. Fun times.
8. Sweet Ecstacy burger.
9. Judging a Karaoke contest
10. Chowking's halo halo espesyal

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#Lola Problems

Jul 15, 2015

I have been on therapy for my metatarsalgia on my left foot and meniscus on my right knee for the past weeks now.  Doing this for 6 sessions and I am currently on my fourth.  The pain on my knee started last February during our epic Singapore and Malaysia tour.  We walked too much until my knees gave away, hahaha.  But the metatarsalgia was a surprise because the cause was said to be wearing of ill-fitting shoes but I can't remember doing this.

Anyway, I think this is one of those #lolaproblems that we encounter as we age.  I will just try to manage my activities so as not to impact my knees and feet any more than necessary.

But this won't stop me from climbing those mountains nor running those fun runs :)

Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

Happiness is:
1. Blogging.
2. My therapy at Medical City for the foot and knee injury
3. Baguio this weekend!
4. The upcoming holiday!
5. Reading again.
6. Buffet lunch at Seven Corners
7. Planning a dayhike again!
8. Coffee
9. Great friends that you can text anytime so that you can avoid making a fool of yourself.
10. Payday holiday weekend. I just hope the weather cooperates!

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A Buffet Lunch at Seven Corners, Again

Jul 14, 2015

Thanks to the Citibank 50% promo, we had lunch at my favorite restaurant, Seven Corners in Crowne Plaza Galleria. We paid only P884 for a great lunch experience! Of course, I had two plates of my favorite steak and lambchops, 2 plates of the Japanese spread and 2 servings of ice cream for dessert. Yep, gluttony is one of my favorite sins!

My first plate of steak and lambchops. Grilled medium rare, with a side of mint and gravy. Yum!

2nd plate of steak and lambchops and some salmon, with the gravy on a separate plate and mint jelly on the side.  These 2 plates alone made the cost of the buffet worth it!

My first sushi plate.  I didn't get anything else anymore other than the tuna salad which was so good!

The shrimp cocktail was divine too!  Too bad I was too full already after those steak!
I just had to try their pasta, and the penne in carbonara sauce and extra bacon was yummy!
My salad plate with some feta cheese and some more tuna salad. 
And my desserts! I had a total of 3 scoops of teppanyaki with lots of nuts and some cheese and a small cake.  I was too full already by this time!
And to cap off the delicious lunch, a pot chamomile tea is just what we needed.
I really loved eating at Seven Corners. Good thing there are promos so that we get to save some money, and that we do it only once a quarter! But still, it was so worth it!


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