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OOTD: Denim Day Out

02/25/2015 02:37:00 AM

Psst! Let me share with you a secret... Although I've been most comfortable wearing bottoms that cover my legs, it's actually been six years since the last time I wore denim jeans! Yup, you read that right! I've always loved jeans, but I was one of t > read more

Where to Eat at Resorts World Manila this Valentine's Day

02/12/2015 16:39:00 PM

Oh, hearts day... 'Tis the time I dread. If you're the one in charge of planning the Valentine's date, which I usually am, then you've probably experienced squeezing your brain just to find the perfect venue for that romantic day or night out with yo > read more

OOTD: Crop, Harem and Graffiti

02/11/2015 12:06:00 PM

If there's one thing I'm still not getting a hang of when it comes to posting OOTDs, it's the title-giving. Haha! So please forgive me if this post's title doesn't make much sense, or if it's too literal and uninspiring. But at the moment, it's alrea > read more

UCC Clockwork: My Kind of Cafe in Blue Bay Walk

02/10/2015 13:12:00 PM

Whenever I want to hang out, catch up with friends, or just have a good time, I go straight to coffee shops and cafes. You could say that coffee shops and cafes to me, are like bars and clubs for others. And I'm so glad that my boyfriend shares the s > read more

Va Bene Pasta Deli: Authentic Italian Now at Bonifacio Global City

02/02/2015 03:40:00 AM

If last December was the month that I craved for sushi, the recently-concluded January on the other hand, is when I gave in to all things pasta. Apart from cooking my own pasta dishes at home, I still had the appetite to order pasta whenever the boyf > read more

OOTD: Almost a Woman

01/23/2015 07:34:00 AM

Sharing OOTDs has been fun for me. However, I feel like I'm always caught wearing cutesy, girly, dolly outfits. So I thought, why not change it up a bit? I've been wanting to experiment with my personal style, so I hope this post channels it... Even > read more

NIU by Vikings: Luxury Eat-All-You-Can Buffet in SM Aura Premier

01/21/2015 03:03:00 AM

If you've been a reader for a while now, you might already know of my family's love for Vikings Luxury Buffet. We've spent countless occasions pigging out at this eat-all-you-can destination, and have come to consider it an extension of the house's k > read more

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique Review + Mini-Giveaway!

01/15/2015 10:24:00 AM

How does it feel to not have to touch up your makeup through the day? Really, I don't know. Ever since I first started to put on makeup, there wasn't a single time when I didn't need a retouch at all. I've always had oily-combination skin, as far as > read more

Malabon Tricycle Tours: Rediscovering My Hometown

01/13/2015 12:49:00 PM

Rediscovering my hometown is something I haven't thought of doing, until now. And I'm really happy that I got a go at it. You see, I've lived over 20 years of my life in the city of Malabon. However, I haven't actually explored it much. So last month > read more

OOTD: Cotton Candy and Florals

01/09/2015 04:57:00 AM

Thank you so much for the warm welcome ya'll showed to my first ever OOTD post! (?????) I've actually been quite anxious how fashion blogging would fit me and the blog. You know, this being a food and lifestyle blog, generally... But because > read more

Mona Lisa Ristorante: Healthy Italian Dining at SM Aura

01/07/2015 14:25:00 PM

If you've been a long-time reader, you'd already know of my undying love for Japanese food. However, unbeknownst to many, Italian cuisine is also one of my comfort foods. Pasta, pizza, panizza, gelato -- name it, I probably love it! So a few weeks ag > read more

Make Me Blush: Nail Spa and Beauty Lounge in Quezon City

01/07/2015 09:25:00 AM

Last year was quite a trying time for me. Apart from feeling aesthetically lacking, I wasn't fully functional. There were things I, my hands specifically, can't do because of a bad case of hand eczema. I couldn't help with house chores, wash my cloth > read more

OOTD: The Orange Girl

01/05/2015 03:06:00 AM

A few days ago, I mentioned that I'll be trying my hands on fashion blogging. And ta-da! Here's my first attempt at posting an OOTD. You be the judge if I win, or fail at it. Haha!I have a fascination with the color orange. My boyfriend and little si > read more

Locavore Kitchen & Drinks: Filipino Food with a Twist at Kapitolyo

01/04/2015 12:21:00 PM

Apart from the heavy traffic, another thing I don't like about the holiday season is the inevitable weight gain. Just for December alone, I think my waistline have already gained an additional inch or two. Or maybe three. But, I can't deny that at th > read more

Blog Upgrade: Out with the Old, In with the New

01/01/2015 14:16:00 PM

Happy happy 2015 everyone! Hope you had a merry and safe holiday celebration! ?In other news... I'm not sure if you've already noticed, but my blog has been revamped! Yay! After about a week of sleepless nights tweaking and testing this new blog de > read more

Grace Park: Farm-to-Table Goodness at One Rockwell

12/22/2014 16:04:00 PM

The holidays is the merry time most of us stray from our diets. And if you add good food with great company, then all hell breaks loose on one's waistline. I think this is exactly what happened during our pre-Christmas double date with Berylle and D > read more

10 Reasons To Love the New Sky Tower at Solaire

12/18/2014 15:28:00 PM

A destination for the ultimate urban dweller, Solaire Resort and Casino in the Entertainment City on Aseana Avenue, Parañaque has already been synonymous to luxury ever since it opened its first phase March of last year. However, just a month ago, i > read more

Made in Candy: I got to make candy at SM Megamall!

12/13/2014 11:21:00 AM

Have you seen this candy shop in SM Megamall? Unlike most candy stores which sport a colorful, toy shop-like feel, Made in Candy which originated in Singapore, flaunts a more sophisticated, mature and edgy vibe with its sleek store front. Actually, i > read more

Harina Artisan Bakery Café: All-Day Goodness at White Plains

12/11/2014 01:40:00 AM

Not sure if you already know. But despite my smaller frame, I'm actually a lover of all things carbs. Rice, pasta, breads -- name the carb, I probably love it! So when I had the chance to visit a homey bakery cafe along Katipunan in White Plains, Que > read more

The Beehive Pastries: Sweet Holiday Treats and Goodies

12/10/2014 09:03:00 AM

The holidays is already here. And if you still don't have an idea what to give to friends and co-workers, this might just be the post you need to read! 'Cause while I love the happy and festive vibe of December, I dread the shopping part. Don't get m > read more

Osaka Ohsho: What's New on the Menu + Giveaway!

12/08/2014 12:28:00 PM

Earlier this year, I got my first taste of the world's number 1 gyoza restaurant. And before the year ends, it was as if fate meddled, as I return yet again to Osaka Ohsho to try the new items on their menu -- new gyoza flavors and new Fuwatoro Tensh > read more

Nest Modern Table & Bar: Bar Bites, Cocktails and More at BGC

12/07/2014 08:22:00 AM

Bonifacio Global City has been home to many bars and clubs for the past few years. But for good friends looking for a more chill and laid-back one that also serves equally good food and offers a nice view of the city skyline, there's a new roof deck > read more

Dippin' Dots: New Limited Edition Prepacks + Mini-Giveaway!

12/05/2014 21:33:00 PM

Anyone here doesn't love ice cream? If you're a fan of this cold sweet treat like I do, you might've already be familiar with Dippin' Dots. It's an ice cream brand that originated in Kentucky, USA and offers an innovative way of enjoying this famous > read more

Dulcelin Gourmet: More than the Mango Torte at UP Town Center

12/05/2014 02:30:00 AM

When most people hear about Dulcelin Gourmet, there follows the stigma that it's the home business selling the famous and well-loved Mango Torte. Well, that was the only thing that I know about Dulcelin Gourmet too prior to visiting their full servic > read more

Christmas Giveaway: CBTL Giving Journal 2015

12/03/2014 02:04:00 AM

'Tis the holiday season! The nights are longer, days shorter, traffic heavier, and malls are more packed. But, it's very evidently happier and colorful already. And would you believe? We're only 22 days away from Christmas! Sometimes I can't help but > read more

10 Things To Do in City of Dreams Macau

11/30/2014 00:35:00 AM

While I love going to beaches and appreciating the beauty of nature, I have to admit that I'm quite the city girl, a true urban dweller. So when I first heard that City of Dreams is coming to Manila, I was ecstatic! And you know why? Because City of > read more

Catch The Purple Doll on CHInoy TV's Chinoy Charts!

11/28/2014 14:04:00 PM

Hi guys and gals! Just wanted to update y'all that I'm in a lot better state now than when I first went through topical steroid withdrawal. I still can't eat everything and anything, but I'm now in a better shape to live life to the fullest again. An > read more

TriNoma Food Crawl: 5 Yummy Restos You Should Check Out!

11/27/2014 12:05:00 PM

After professing being a northie -- someone who lives in Northern Metro Manila, you'd already know that one of the malls I usually frequent is TriNoma. Actually, I'm normally in TriNoma every other week... So when I was invited by the Yummy Magazine > read more

Pearl River Cafe: A New Cantonese Discovery in Trinoma

11/27/2014 09:34:00 AM

Whenever my little sister and I are in Trinoma, we'd usually go straight to our tried-and-tested restaurants. However, upon finding out what this fairly new restaurant is all about, we decided to take our tummies and have a light dinner at Pearl Rive > read more

Wee Nam Kee: Culinary Treasures of Singapore and More!

11/24/2014 21:54:00 PM

I may be a food blogger, but the boyfriend and I can also be creatures of habit. When we find a restaurant that really satisfies us, we'd go back there again and again. Ordering the same things that impressed us the first time.Such was certainly the > read more

Ginza Bairin: Home of Authentic Japanese Katsu in Manila

11/22/2014 00:31:00 AM

Katsu or Japanese breaded cutlet has been a pretty integral part of the Pinoys' dining routine nowadays. From way back when Pinoys can only enjoy katsu in our neighboring Asian countries, we now have a good lineup of katsu houses in the metro that of > read more

Beijing Kitchen: Northern Chinese Delights at Grand Hyatt Macau

11/17/2014 04:26:00 AM

I seriously don't blame you if you think all we did at City of Dreams Macau is eat. Because really, we did eat a lot for the 3 days we stayed there! And I'm sure glad I was treated to plenty of good food during the whole trip. From international fare > read more

The Tasting Room: French Michelin Star Dining at Crown Towers

11/13/2014 10:54:00 AM

Remember my Chinese Michelin-Starred dining experience at Jade Dragon in Crown Towers Macau? While I thought that unforgettable lunch was enough reason to make me vow to come back to City of Dreams Macau, another Michelin Star-awarded restaurant insi > read more

Nuat Thai Banawe: Heavenly Body Scrub & Massage + Givaway!

11/12/2014 14:06:00 PM

For about four months now, my body has been covered with spots and itchy patches of steroid-induced eczema. Because of this, I have been wary and uncomfortable with the idea of getting a massage. Or even worse, a body scrub. My mind just automaticall > read more

Unveil the Princess in You at SM North EDSA!

11/12/2014 08:51:00 AM

November is here! And as early as now, the Christmas spirit is already upon us, which also marks the start of the shopping season! With this said, there's a couple of places that gets crazy crowded this time of the year. And one of which is SM North > read more

Crystal Jade Dining IN: Chef''s November Specials at BHS Central

11/04/2014 07:12:00 AM

Ahhh... Chinese cuisine. The choice (no choice) by default whenever my family goes out to eat. And while you can call me a Chinese food snob on regular days, I have to admit that I have a big, soft spot for great Chinese food. Yup, emphasis on great. > read more

Leann's Tea House: Honest to Goodness Korean Food in QC

10/30/2014 11:28:00 AM

Last month, when I discovered about steroid-induced eczema (and that I have it), my diet changed drastically. From eating whatever I want, I was forced to eat a lot more healthily and follow autoimmune paleo. However, I can't stay at home forever. So > read more

Saboten: Japanese Cutlet and More in Glorietta 5

10/27/2014 01:46:00 AM

While the "katsu war" isn't as big as the "ramen war" going on in Manila, it's still nice to know that katsu lovers in the metro now have more choices when it comes to their favorite Japanese food. And while I can't call myself a katsu aficionado yet > read more

Why I've Been MIA + My Eczema Story

10/26/2014 04:54:00 AM

Hi guys and gals! I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I've actually laid-low in the blogsphere for the past few months. Apart from not posting blogs frequently, I also haven't been attending a whole lot of events. Yup, I had to decline even those I'v > read more

Mad For Pizza: Create Your Own Pizza at Il Terrazzo

10/19/2014 16:05:00 PM

If you've been with me for quite a while now, you probably already know how much I love my pizzas. Whether I get them for free, or more often -- not, pizza has been a staple for my family's weekend chill out sessions at home. But although I already h > read more

Ippudo: World-Famous Ramen Now in Manila!

09/17/2014 04:27:00 AM

Only less than a hundred days before Christmas! And as we're in the midst of the "ber" months, the weather has undoubtedly continued on with the rainy, ramen season. So although there have already been a lot of players in the ramen market the last 2 > read more

Detalle Bar + Kitchen: A Secret Chill-Out Gem in Ortigas

09/11/2014 03:32:00 AM

Whenever my friends and I want to hangout, we usually prefer establishments with a chill, laid-back vibe. Unfortunately, we end up in noisy bar-restos, or more often than not, in equally loud coffee shops. Earlier this year though, I finally found a > read more

Tous Les Jours: Freshly-Baked Breads and Cakes Now in Trinoma

08/30/2014 12:53:00 PM

You guys might already know my most favorite cuisine. (Clue: Starts with a J) But if you ask me what my favorite type of food is, I won't hesitate to tell you that it's "carbs". Yup! The type of food almost everyone is scared of is actually my favori > read more

Nail Cocktales: Hand and Foot Pampering at Bluebay Walk

08/24/2014 10:55:00 AM

Call me a late bloomer when it comes to nail kaartehan. But ever since I first applied nail polish, my nails were almost never seen naked. So when I received a timely invitation to visit this new nail salon in Bluebay Walk, I didn't even thought of p > read more

Ginzadon: Japanese Meets Korean at Resorts World Manila

08/17/2014 10:59:00 AM

It's no secret that I'm in love with Japanese food. If you ask me to choose just one type of cuisine I'll have to eat forever, the answer's a no-brainer. Japanese cuisine. But when it comes to Asian fare, I can't deny that Korean food is steadily clo > read more

Lose weight, the healthy NaturHouse way!

08/15/2014 10:09:00 AM

Being a food blogger, I would be caught lying if I don't admit that I too have problems with controlling my weight. With all the food tasting events I willingly and happily attend on top of the usual flavorful, sinful dishes I eat on a daily basis, i > read more

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight: Weekday Dimsum Dinner Buffet

08/10/2014 14:49:00 PM

As much as I love me some Peking duck, steamed lapu-lapu, and sweet and sour pork, when it comes to Chinese cuisine, I can easily pick dimsum as my top favorite. And you know why? Because of the variety. While I'll need reinforcement when eating Chin > read more

Clara Olé: The New Quality Cream-Based Sauces

08/07/2014 17:04:00 PM

If you've been following me on Instagram, which you totally should, then there's a good chance you've seen how often I cook pasta. And while it does reflect my relationship with this Italian favorite, the main reason why I always make pasta is becaus > read more

Let's Talk Drinks: Food and drinks pairing that work

08/05/2014 02:15:00 AM

Food and drink go together naturally, like salt and pepper, sun, sand and sea, or Hall and Oates. Whether you are serving pink champagne as drinks for special occasions, or red wine at dinner, choosing food that compliments the flavor of the drink > read more

mezza9: Serving International Favorites at Grand Hyatt Macau

08/04/2014 08:41:00 AM

Aside from being a city of gaming and shopping, Macau is also a destination for dining. For the three days we've stayed at City of Dreams Macau, we've been spoiled to nothing short of gustatory delights. And for a taste of widely varied international > read more

Crown Spa: World-Class Spa Experience at Crown Towers

07/30/2014 23:55:00 PM

Back in college, a friend who knows a thing or two about massages told me that my shoulders and neck are so tensed and stiff. And the first time I had a body massage, my therapist also said the same thing. Fast forward to 2014, every massage therapis > read more

Hard Rock Hotel Macau: Rock 'N Roll Lifestyle at City of Dreams

07/28/2014 11:19:00 AM

Last week, I received a good news that I was so excited about. And if you've been following me on Instagram, you might've noticed my crazy and very rare IG posting streak. I was blessed to join the media fam tour of a premier leisure and entertainmen > read more

Kettle: A Potful of Comfort Food at Shangri-la Plaza East Wing

07/19/2014 19:50:00 PM

The not-so-new wing at Shangri-la Plaza has become home to many of Metro Manila's busiest restaurants. And while I still have a long way to go before I can finally shout "Huzzah! I've tried all of them," let me share with you one of my favorites amon > read more

Princess Hazel Salon & Spa: A Royal Treatment + Giveaway!

07/17/2014 10:59:00 AM

Girls will always be girls. No matter how simple we claim we are, there's no denying that at one time (or many times) in our lives, we've dreamt of becoming a princess. And while I didn't necessarily become a princess per se, I definitely felt like o > read more

Baskin-Robbins: Now Open at Bonifacio Global City!

07/14/2014 17:15:00 PM

When it comes to desserts, I prefer ice cream and gelato over cakes and pastries. So when news hit that Baskin-Robbins is finally returning to Manila, I was one of 'em foodies who can't contain the excitement. You see, as much as I love ice cream, I > read more

Pinac: Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine at UP Town Center

07/13/2014 10:59:00 AM

Although I don't necessarily dine in a lot of Filipino restaurants, when it comes to Pinoy cuisine, I have high respect for Kapampangans. Their take on Filipino food, in my opinion, is one of the most soulful and heartiest in the country. So when Row > read more

Ramen Bar: New and Improved at The Hub Greenfield District

07/10/2014 10:45:00 AM

The cold, rainy, bed weather days is here, and so is the noodle soup-slurping season. So today, let me tickle your Japanese noodle soup craving as I share with you my most recent visit to one of my favorite ramen places in the metro, Ramen Bar.Long b > read more

Writers Bar: Glam Hatters Afternoon Tea at Raffles Makati

07/07/2014 10:09:00 AM

Aside from brunch, my other favorite meal would probably be afternoon tea time. And no, this English practice isn't just a sosyal version of our local merienda. Prior to the rise of tea in Britain, the English only have breakfast and dinner, so the a > read more

Lutong Bahay: Menchi Katsu with Cheese

06/29/2014 15:37:00 PM

Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house, either my own cooking or not.You all know how much I love Japanese food. And one of which I've always enjoyed is katsu or > read more

Genji M: Ready Set Go Lunch Promo and More!

06/27/2014 10:05:00 AM

Earlier this year, a Japanese-Korean restaurant at the corner of Kalayaan and Makati Avenue that goes by the name of Genji M, has successfully enticed sushi and sashimi lovers like me with its eat-all-you-can sushi and sashimi offering. Now, it has a > read more

Patience Delivers: Slow-cooked dishes taste best!

06/27/2014 01:44:00 AM

Hot and fiery, rich, comforting and mellow... It’s time to discover the full range of slow-cooked flavors.Cooking food slowly makes the best of humbler ingredients, so it’s not just affordable, it’s simple as well. Meat usually requires quick s > read more

Macadamia Natural Oil Hair Treatment at Piandre Salon The Fort

06/23/2014 03:21:00 AM

When it comes to hair, I'm one of those weird people who'd prefer my dream hair color and style than a perfectly healthy set of locks. As expected, my hair philosophy has left my hair pretty much fried. Apart from getting my head digipermed a while a > read more

Vikings Luxury Buffet: #EatLikeAViking at SM Megamall

06/16/2014 10:58:00 AM

If there's one buffet place my family and I consider as our go-to eat-all-you-can restaurant, it undoubtedly, most certainly goes by the name of Vikings Luxury Buffet. For years now, we've been celebrating birthdays and ordinary pig-out days at this > read more

B Hotel Alabang: 5-Star Experience in a 3-Star Business Hotel

05/11/2014 15:55:00 PM

The start of this year has proven to be one intense roller-coaster ride for my sanity. Just look at how few the blog posts I've published for a while now! Sigh. So some time last month, when my dear Mommy Jane of Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice and Mr > read more

Cooking for Mom: A Little Something for A Special Someone

05/09/2014 08:07:00 AM

I know I don't post a lot of personal things on this blog. However, I figured I should share this here. It's the least I can do compared to all the love and sacrifices of all the moms in the world. And yup! As obvious as it is, this post is all about > read more

Outback Steakhouse: Where to treat mom this Mother's Day?

05/07/2014 10:25:00 AM

So there are a lot of places you can treat your mom to this coming Mother's Day. However, if the most special woman in your life is a carnivore, then look no further 'cause Outback Steakhouse might just be the right restaurant to celebrate her specia > read more

Hanamaruken Ramen: Osaka's Happiness Ramen Now in Trinoma

05/05/2014 13:32:00 PM

Thought the ramen craze is over? Think again. There are new ramen houses popping all over the metro. And for northies like me, good news for us as there's a fairly new ramen place worth trying out in Trinoma. It's called Hanamaruken Ramen which is ac > read more

Blog Anniversary Giveaway #10: Duchess Lash Bar & Spa

04/29/2014 01:46:00 AM

One of the things I've learned to accept over the past few years, is how I'll never get to have long, beautiful lashes. And no, I'm not insecure nor even a little too conscious about it. I was born with short, thin and stick-straight top lashes. My b > read more

Movie Stars Cafe: Food, Dancing Superheroes, Villains and More

04/27/2014 10:59:00 AM

Late last year, I bought vouchers for the Dino Buffet at Movie Stars Cafe. However, due to an epic fail of planning, we weren't able to use them earlier. And when we were already free to do so, all the days we can actually go were fully booked. Thank > read more

A Fabulous Hair Makeover at Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon

04/24/2014 01:33:00 AM

When it comes to hair, I guess you can call me a late bloomer. For ages, I've been contented with getting my haircut at any salon that's cheaper, more convenient and accessible to me. Not really minding if they can do a good job or not, as I've alway > read more

Juice Hut: Healthy, Yummy & Affordable Juices + Giveaway!

04/20/2014 14:33:00 PM

It's been a while since I've posted a blog entry. Sorry guys and girls for being MIA for quite a while. *sobs* Anyhow, if you've been following me on my Instagram, which I hope you would if you haven't yet, you've probably noticed how I'm currently t > read more

Osaka Ohsho: World's #1 Gyoza now at SM Mega Fashion Hall!

04/09/2014 12:35:00 PM

As you know, Japanese cuisine is my most favorite out of all the cuisines I've ever tried. So over a month ago, when I received an invitation to try out Osaka Ohsho which is dubbed to have the world's #1 gyoza, I just felt it would be criminal to dec > read more

WeChat now has a 3-Step Chat History Backup!

03/14/2014 10:30:00 AM

In this digital age, there are many mobile messenger apps that can easily connect us to loved ones. One of which I've been loyally using is WeChat. It connect me to friends and the boyfriend, here and abroad, especially when I find myself out of load > read more

Genji M: Eat-All-You-Can Sushi and Sashimi in Makati

03/12/2014 09:42:00 AM

If there's one kind of food I can eat everyday, it would undoubtedly be sushi! From all the cuisines I've tried so far, it's the Japanese fare, most especially sushi and sashimi, that I hold dear in my heart and palate. And I can still vividly rememb > read more

Daily Quickie: Jollibee's Tuna Pie is back!

03/09/2014 13:53:00 PM

Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.A few days ago, I received a surprise in time for our weekday merienda. Normally, I won't go giddy from fast food delivery, 'caus > read more

The Sweet Spot: A Sweet Bakery & Cafe at Teachers Village

03/07/2014 23:52:00 PM

While my blog is doing better as I've expected, I don't see myself as someone worth interviewing. However, in the span of two months, I've already had two groups of college students interview me for their project. Even though I usually shy away from > read more

6 New Features to Love about WeChat 5.2!

03/05/2014 09:05:00 AM

Most of my family and closest friends know this... I usually take so long to reply to text messages. And you know why? 'Cause I'm still using prepaid cards. So when you send me an SMS and I haven't replied in a few hours, you can bet your money that > read more

Chez Karine: Macarons & More at SM Mega Fashion Hall

02/26/2014 02:33:00 AM

Even when I'm doing a certain diet, or pushing myself to go eat and live healthier, there's one thing that never fails to hold me back. You can take away my rice, pasta and bread. You can even take away my bacon! (Yes, I'm not kidding! Bacon!) But do > read more

Blog Anniversary Giveaway #8: Red Onion Café

02/20/2014 04:34:00 AM

As corny as it may sound, I actually vowed to try and check out all the restaurants in UP Town Center, Ayala's newest mall along Katipunan. So when I received an invitation to try out another restaurant in UPTC, of course, I knew in an instant that I > read more

Daily Quickie: Magnum Gold 2 for P100 at SM Supermarkets!

02/18/2014 05:30:00 AM

Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.Remember my post when I first tried the Selecta Magnum ice cream bar? I know, it's been so long since then. Mind you though, I've > read more

Blog Anniversary Giveaway #7: Tempura Japanese Grill

02/14/2014 01:27:00 AM

If it isn't too obvious yet, my favorite cuisine of all time is Japanese. And if it isn't any more obvious, authentic Japanese cuisine is pretty heavy on the pocket. However, you'll have to agree with me that there are just times you want to eat your > read more

Love is in the Air with WeChat!

02/13/2014 18:00:00 PM

Happy Valentine's Day, guys and gals! Whether you're single, taken or in a complicated relationship, there's no reason not to feel loved and share the love this special day of hearts. Anti-Valentine's is a thing of the past, 'cause now, you can celeb > read more

EATS 2014 Food Trip Guidebook + Giveaway!

02/06/2014 03:17:00 AM

If you've been following me on Facebook and on Instagram, you've probably seen my post about this newly-published guidebook for Metro Manila foodies, some time last December. And while I know this post is a little overdue, let me finally share with y > read more

Xin Tian Di: Prosperity Toss at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

01/31/2014 22:01:00 PM

"Gong Xi Fa Cai! Xin Nian Kuai Le!"We celebrated the coming of 2014 last January, but the Chinese New Year seals the deal. The coming of the Year of the Wooden Horse puts a period on 2013, or at least, for me. And of course, as a country with a big C > read more

Birthday Giveaway: Win a Buffet Meal for 2 at Spectrum!

01/31/2014 03:37:00 AM

Gong Xi Fa Cai, everyone! Today, we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Horse. But as much as I hate to intervene the big red galloping celebration, I also want to put it out there that today's also my 23rd birthday. Woohoo! Double the celebratio > read more

Layered Dip: Which Layer is Your Favorite?

01/28/2014 22:20:00 PM

Six layers? Seven layers? Who cares? Layered dips are perfect for large or intimate parties alike. They are also great when you and your sweetheart are on the couch enjoying a night-in watching movies. But how do you find one that you really like? Th > read more

The Bellevue Hotel: 5-Star Filipino Luxury & Hospitality

01/21/2014 04:23:00 AM

If you've been a reader for quite some time now, you probably know that I hail from the northern side of the metro. If I have to count my previous trips to southern Alabang, I'd say it's about 4 times at max. Yup, just a meager 4 times within the my > read more

Lutong Bahay: Easy Cheesy Tuna Pesto Pasta with Clara Olé

01/09/2014 06:55:00 AM

Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house, either my own cooking or not.I've always loved cooking pasta dishes, whether it's tomato-based, cream-based, or oil-based > read more

The Purple Doll's Top 10 Picks for 2013

01/07/2014 09:59:00 AM

While we're already in on the 2nd week of January 2014, I feel like the new year has just started. I guess I have the holiday flu to blame for that as I spent the first few days of the month just lazing around, watching TV and waiting for my cough an > read more

Silk Road Thai Bistro: Fine Thai Dining at The Fort

12/28/2013 11:26:00 AM

A year or two ago, I wasn't sure if I'd love Thai cuisine as much as I adore other Asian creations. However, 2013 has sealed the deal. I really did fall madly in love with Thai fare, thanks to the Thai restaurants I've tried, most especially to Silk > read more

Daily Quickie: Yellow Cab's Tango Box Christmas Fleet

12/21/2013 12:21:00 PM

Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.Believe it or not, last Christmas, my sister and I ordered in pizza from Yellow Cab to go along with the hearty dishes my mom mad > read more

Blog Anniversary Giveaway #6: Seattle's Best Coffee

12/17/2013 09:15:00 AM

It's that time of the year again... Holiday cheers, simbang gabi, heavy traffic, unending get-togethers, bibingka and puto bumbong, Christmas shopping, longer mall hours, and the season of giving, receiving, and loving. Yup, it definitely feels Chris > read more

Via Antonella: Honest to Goodness Food at Teachers Village

12/11/2013 17:01:00 PM

The Teachers Village in Quezon City has already been hailed as one important foodie district here in the north. Street after street, not just along the famous Maginhawa, there are restaurants after restaurants waiting to be discovered. And while I've > read more

Koko Buri: House of Rising Chicken Now in The Fort

12/10/2013 05:40:00 AM

There may have been a lot of chicken places in the metro, but any-way chicken is something I'll never ever get enough of. So when I got invited to try out the newly-opened Koko Buri in Forum South Global at Bonifacio Global City, I knew better not to > read more

Blog Anniversary Giveaway #5: Earle's Delicatessen

12/06/2013 11:31:00 AM

Aside from steaks, another carnivorous guilty pleasure I enjoy are deli meats. Ham, sausages, meatloaf, salami, pastrami -- you name it, I probably love it. However, I'm not a purist when it comes to my deli meats. Many enjoy them eaten as is. But fo > read more

Daily Quickie: Pizza Hut's Cheesy 7 Pizza

12/04/2013 10:46:00 AM

Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.When it comes to food for delivery, Pizza Hut has been one of our family's most-trusted provider. Just check out my wide collecti > read more

Going Retro with Native Union POP Phone in Neon Yellow

11/27/2013 09:59:00 AM

Earlier this month, I received a very interesting phone accessory for review. You might have seen it already. You might have even loved it or hated it already. But let me share with you what I think about the Native Union POP Phone from a layman's po > read more

Kichitora of Tokyo: Shibuya Ramen & More in Glorietta 5

11/26/2013 02:02:00 AM

One of my most favorite ramen houses in Manila has been Kichitora of Tokyo which I first got to try late last year. And while I'm fortunate enough that its SM Megamall branch isn't too far from my place, southies are now in luck as this gem has just > read more

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