Sep 30, 2016

City Buffet Galleria: Could Have Been Better

Jul 29, 2016

Last night, I had a chance to eat again at City Buffet in Robinsons Galleria.  In case you missed it, I did my first review of this palce in 2012 and fast forward to 2016, I didn't think there was an improvement.  Again, I was not paying for the meal because it was a birthday treat and while I thoroughly enjoy the evening with my best friends, I couldn't say the same for the food.

The dinner buffet on a weekday was at P399, inclusive of unlimited drinks.  The aircon was not working so there were huge fans in the dining area.  Only a few tables were occupied, so it was not hot nor unpleasant.

As to the food, here are my plates and I think I have sampled everything except for the pasta and pizza. Of course, my first plate was from the sushi section and I had a piece of everything.  No, they don't have salmon or tuna, only sushi. And they don't have shrimp tempura, only crabstick and vegetable.  I asked, and they said they only serve shrimp tempura during weekends. Hayyyyy!

Anyway, so there was little selection and there were just a few people. But the service was great.  The crew were all smiling, and apologetic when I asked about the tempura, and was very helpful in making the sukiyaki. 

So, again, will I eat at City Buffet again? If free, yes.  But if I were the one paying, I would rather eat somewhere else.

Road to Fab@40

Jul 27, 2016

I will be hitting my 4th decade next year, and so, I am making lifestyle changes today.  I started with a gym membership last April, and a commitment to be Fab@40.  I also plan to run a half marathon before the year ends. Why? Because I would rather spend for gym membership than maintenance medicine.  I would rather out-plank my son and do more push-ups than him. Because, I want to do something today so that I will be more fabulous, and fit, in the next decade of my life! 

This is not easy, but I am half way there as I have already the commitment to work out daily.  Now, if I can only start to eat properly, hahahah!

Happy Birthday, Inay!

My beautiful mother turned 62 last week.  I am very thankful that she is still strong and funny and with her loved ones at this. Sa dami na nyang pinagdaanan, she deserves to be happy.  And I hope to be able to do that for her! I love you, Inay!

Once a Potterhead, Always!

Jul 20, 2016

I posted this picture for an Instagram contest that I joined for the 19th year anniversary of the Harry Potter book series. I am really a fan and have completed the books as gift from my co-workers and from my husband because they knew how much I love them.
As to my favorite quote, this one tops the list.  Although there are so many quotables in the book, I believe that this one is the best. I wish that J.K. Rowling will write more books about Harry, but we all that its not possible.  So just enjoy the books because they are such a great piece of literature.

Link Worth is Still Paying for Ads

Jun 13, 2016

I am happy to report that as of today, Linkworth is still paying for its ads, despite being delayed for more than 2 months, and after many,many emails from me. I have been with Linkworth since 2012 but have only written a few paid posts over the years and then just recently, in March this year. Then, come April, they said I have been paid, based on the payout invoice but it took a lot of emails for them to finally pay me last week. But hey, better late than never, right?  

Yey, I now have seed money for my Hong Kong trip next year! 

My First Podium Finish

Jun 7, 2016

Last Sunday, June 5 was Universal Robina's Fun Run for Every Juan and I ran 10k. And surprisingly, I finished 3rd in the female category! It was indeed a pleasant surprise because it came with a medal and a certificate, and P2,000 in cash! And it was my first podium finish!
So, how did I do it? I honestly don't know! But I think: 1) There were few female 10K runners, and 2) I ran more than I walk, which was not the normal for me.  Anyway, it was such a heartwarming and pleasant surprise so maybe, I will just try to run more again, hahaha!

Papa John's Pizza

Mar 11, 2016

I am not really a huge fan of pizza (more of a burger fan), but when I was given gift certificate from Papa John's last Christmas, we went ahead and tried it.  The kids loved it, especially the chicken poppers.

Not sure if I will buy it again though.  I still prefer Yellowcab. Or Shakeys (for the mojos, actually).

Thursday Happiness

Feb 24, 2016

I am grateful for:
1. John Grisham
2. The Walking Dead
3. Survey for Thesis coming along fine
4. Little Store lumpia
5. My first born for bringing me to the office on our motorcycle. It was fun and scary to experience his driving for the first time.
6. Singapore next week! (For work though, hahaha!)
7. Its a holiday tomorrow and I am thinking of going up the mountains. Not very sure if my husband will allow me though.
8. Cleaning my office cube! And finding many shoes, hahaha.
9. Able to sustain no-meat and no-rice, so far.
10. Blogging for keeping me sane, or otherwise occupied.  I should be writing my thesis! Hahaha

My First Trip Abroad

Feb 19, 2016

It was already 4 years ago today, but I can still remember my first trip abroad as if it was just yesterday.  I was with a group of 5 girls (office mates) who were all younger, yet more traveled than me. So, while I was the oldest, I was the most excited, and the most scared, hahaha.  Anyway, it was very memorable because it was my first trip, and it was to cross-off one item from my bucket list- to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Sunrise in Angkor Wat

Since then, I have been to Cambodia (2x), Vietnam (2x), Singapore (2x), Malaysia and Japan, and I have only begun! So may advise to you is to save, travel, enjoy and repeat! I have never regretted my decision to travel abroad, and my only wish is I could do it more often.  But anyway, the few times that I do is really, really fun!

So again: save, travel, enjoy, repeat.


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