I watched live feed with Tere while having brunch at Flapjacks.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I watched live feed with Tere while having brunch at Flapjacks.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
This bag is more than a decade old already and is made in
Thursday, June 26, 2008
"The cuisine of seven Asian countries - India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China and the Philippines - is on offer at Spices, and the interiors also reflect the influences of these varied cultures. The restaurant is divided into two areas: the more "formal" main dining area and the glass-enclosed pavilion, with a relaxing view of the outdoor pool and garden. Asian objets d'art, tempera paintings by Filipino expressionist master Ang Kiukok, and a tinkling marble fountain add to its charm." - from Manila Peninsula site Spices simply is exquisite!!! Exotic lovely decors , eclectic menu and delicious food, superb service, a relaxing ambiance...
We ordered for 3 different cuisine... and all is good.
The Peninsula Manila
Corner Ayala and Makati Ave.
Makati City, Metro Manila
"Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead."-Copied from Cza
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
In the cab, I was wondering about the driver’s age. Later, as he was driving me to my home, he made some guess on how old I am and start conversing with me; So, he was a retired lieutenant from Philippine army and is now enjoying his pension, yet still driving a cab to exercise... And he is 71 years old and had 2 wives and 9 children, his youngest is 18 years old and he has a 19 years old girlfriend that kept him alive.... Whoa!
I was Bewildered! Anyway he said that the girl's family was very poor and he gave 50,000 php to her parents and then everything was ok... he said that their relationship is more that a year now and still they're very sweet to each other; he see to it that he is always fresh and clean whenever their dating. Geeesssh!
Lest, you're wondering about his guess to my age - it was 16.... Hmmmm ;-p
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
2. Five things on my to-do list today:
- Go online
- Spend some QT with family
- Pig out
- Watch Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu
3. Snacks I enjoy:
Cheetos, cheezcurls, cheezeballs, noodle soup, corn
4. Places where I've lived:
- Caloocan city
- Makati City
5. Things I'd do if I were a billionaire:
If I were a billionaire, I'll invest some money - make it work for me; Go real estate shopping and build a community...
Dyosa, Pinoywebsurfer, Oliboy, Cza, Caryn
Saturday, June 21, 2008
OHHHH MY GOOOSEEEEEEEE!
Nope this isn't a storage room...
My cube mates had already transfered to our new office in one McKinley hill and for a little time there's a huge boxes on top of their table... Rubbish ;-)
Our team is staying here in Makati - I'll definitely miss some people .... I know, iknow you'll miss me too...haha!
Till we meet again!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Ooohlala! I love my shoes.... These pair of white gladiator wedge sandal is Roly's ultimate crushee...hehe! It can really spiced up and add statement to my basic wardrobe- Nope this isn't new at all, I’ve purchased it last February from my visit in C.D.O. This Pix was taken last Thursday morning by Rols (thanks)
Shoes are one of my weakness... unfortunately not all shops has my size. A good or bad thing? I dunno ;-) Whatchathink?
./edit/ - Per the photographer's request here are the other pictures... My dress looks shorter here...
Thursday, June 19, 2008
A Special Treat to Remember! Mark(X) your calendar on Monday, June 23, 2008
! Brothers Burger celebrates HAMBURGER DAY! ENJOY delicious BIG BROTHERS
BURGER at 50% off (dine-in and take out only!), at all branches nationwide
from 11:00 am to 10 pm. It's a scrumptious feast that no Brothers Burger fan
can resist. Bring your family and friends, let us all be part of Brothers
Burger Hamburger Day! Our way of thanking you for allowing us to be your
preferred Burger for the past 9 years!!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I always want to try pepper lunch since its opening but I really hate long lines.... Chance- It was almost 4 PM on a Sunday and we haven’t had our lunch, a little tired from shopping with Tere and Roly; and we were really hungry! Off we went to Rockwell to have our Pepper lunch.
Pepper lunch is a do it yourself steakhouse chain. First off we have to line up (good thing it was 4PM), order and pay in the counter like any other fast food chain, and then wait a few minutes for our orders...
Roly and I ordered their best seller, the beef pepper rice meal while Tere ordered for chicken pepper rice without the pepper - both for P235 (comes with choice of soda/juice), P198 if no drink. After a few minutes, a sizzling iron plates were delivered to us by their friendly staff, she told us some instructions on how to cook, pointing to their secret ingredients for more flavorful meal- honey brown sauce & garlic soy sauce.
The beef pepper steak came with thinly sliced raw beef, rice, corn, onion leaves, peppered butter and sprinkled roasted black pepper. It also came with an easy paper instruction wrapped around the sizzling plate. Well the secret is simple, mix and mix - like what was written in the instruction “The more you mix them up, the more delicious "Pepper Rice" you get!!! Why? You will see it!” And so we witnessed it - our mishmash were TASTYriffic.
Overall, we enjoyed our late lunch in pepper lunch then continued with more shopping smelling like peppers rice - yeah the whiff sticks ;-)
Power Plant Mall, Concourse Level
Rockwell Drive cor. Estrella St.
Makati City, Philippines
Sunday, June 15, 2008
SALA is a small cozy restaurant in the heart of
Our scrumptious dinner were served by someone who shows aptitude of service, respectful, polite, attentive and well-knowledge.
Our meal started with complimentary freshly baked bread which was being served in a nice steel tray by their attentive waiters.
Followed by a complimentary bruschetta with tasteful creamy l filling with herb cream cheese that tickles our appetite..
Roasted duck breast on parsnip hash with braised Puy lentils and apple jus. P980
Red wine and thyme poached angus beef tenderloin with horseradish potato cake. P1420
Spice crusted tuna steak with roast vegetable salad. herbes and lemon saffron dressing .P820
Oh la la! The ambiance, the service and the food are remarkable... but just one thing I seem to find the price exorbitant… Be ready to spend P1500/pax.(approx.)That's All!
6752 Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave.
Makati City, Metro Manila
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I was invited to Lime 88 event last May 26, 2008; Introduction of Charming Baldemor as the country’s prime food photographer. I was able to witness how she and her food stylist consistently paid close attention to details… Here's a sample pix taken from Charming Baldemor multiply site (I hope you don't mind).
Anyway here’s feature release from Tes Lariosa:
BALDEMOR TACKLES NEW MEDIUM, EXPLORES TECHNOLOGY
Inspired with a vision of making a mark as an artist and a professional, Charming Baldemor took her artistry where her name has yet to be known. With blessings from her artist parents, Charlie and Evelyn, Charming started the company in 2000 armed only with an artist’s trained eye and the knowledge she gathered under the tutelage of experts, namely, Dominique James, Ibarra Deri and Mark Floro. Then located in
But as the company grew in expertise and Ms. Baldemor herself found the need to expand her know-how in the field, a more focused professional services company evolved. Charming Baldemor Photography and Digital Imaging offers:
- Commercial Photography (Fashion, Portrait, Product, Food)
- Creative and Digital Imaging
- Corporate and Business Graphics
- Coaching and Mentoring Programs
“Although we are quite flexible with our services, my main passion lies in Food Photography,” Ms. Baldemor interjects. “I feel it challenges me as a photographer and as an artist as well. The attention to detail, light and shadows is part of what makes Food Photography an art in itself.”
Ms. Baldemor started her training using oil as medium. Her clientele includes Dentista, Inc., Chef d’Angelo and
For more information, pls. contact: Tes Lariosa at 09209048659That's All!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Woohooo! 7 orchestra Avenue Q - "the farewell run" tickets.... I know , I know I have already watched it before but I'm still excited on watching it again... I just so love love this play!
We stop over Tagaytay's Manos Greek Taverna for lunch one summer weekend... The taverna can be found along roadside of Tagaytay but without the famous taal view; it is simple and unpretentious with blue and white colors (from walls to interiors) which gave us an authentic GREEKy feel. It is not air-conditioned where one can savor the hotness or coldness of natural Tagaytay breeze.
Tzatziki dip.P90 - Is served with bread basket and a dip which compose of yogurt, garlic and olive oil.
Gyros- souvlaki shawarma.P90 - Just like ordinary beef shawarma with potatoes tomato and onion Cabbage rolls - Rice and minced meat wrapped around a cabbage; it taste like our very own bulalo dish over rice.
Grilled Lamb - served with rice, fries and mixed veggies. Unfortunately the meat was not so tender and I found the cut so thin...
While dining here, I can't help but to compare it to Cyma which I like better, Our overall dining experience was ok plus the fact that we only paid est. P200/pax.
Mano’s Greek Taverna
Along Tagaytay-Calamba Road (before reaching the rotonda),
Bgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City
Cellphone # 0916-4298358
Thursday, June 12, 2008
In some instances, it is better to write…
In some instances, it is better to speak up…
In some instances, it is better to keep quiet…
Miscommunication and the lack of it, leads to complications...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Persiana in greenbelt 3 is gone but another Persian resto took place, Gilak by Hossein.
This is similar to Hossein’s family resto (which is well-known for its Indian, Arabian, and Persian dishes) but with a different name; according to our server Gilak is the place where the owner (Hossein) came from.
Gilak by hossein
2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St., Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila
Sunday, June 8, 2008
At long last, after hearing much rave about the place -finally Buon Giorno.
Buon Giorno means good morning in Italian. It is an Italian restaurant located within serene place called Tagaytay cliffhouse. The place offers calming and nice view of Tagytay scenery and fresh air. Ambiance here is warm and cozy; service is good but what I really really enjoyed most is the food...
- Fritto Misto de Mare.P280.00- Made of mixed fried oceans bounty, there's nothing really fancy about this appetizer but it was quite satisfying to munch while chit chatting.
The risotto wasn't perfect but it was rich and creamy, the smoked salmon is so flavorful.
Buon Giorno, Tagaytay
#4 Cliff House Tagaytay City, Cavite
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Oks Manok is a small inexpensive inasal house in Pioneer center, it was introduced by a dear friend way way back....Since I was craving for chicken Inasal the last time, off we went...
A pecho pak (chicken breast) meal would cost P124 with inclusion of garlic rice, garlic soup and iced tea while the paa (chicken legs) meal would cost P119. I wonder why most of Inasal houses here in
If ever you're around/near the area you might give it a try ;-)
Oks Manoks Bacolod Inasal
Pioneer Center, Pioneer St. Pasig City
Phone: (632)857-8887,(632) 932-0908
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I remembered ranting about scoozi not so long ago... While chatting with Chef Archie Juanta 2 Fridays ago, he asked me about my opinion about Scoozi in RCBC; Overtly I told him my about my disappointment, I tried it once but didn't like it and have no plans of eating there again ... In the course of conversation he mentioned that it has a new chef and that we should try it out again...
Believing one of my fave chefs .read. Chef Archie, we tried it again... Hmmmm, surprisingly, the food tasted way way way BETTER than before, yet with slightly higher price. Pasta cost P80 while the main meal with two sidings is from P125-150. Not bad e?... we’ll be having our lunch there again and again… Good job chef Cris(new chef)!Scoozi Cucina Italiana
3rd floor, RCBC plaza podium
Ayala cor. Buendia, Makati City
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
After hearing and reading so much rave about this place, I finally got to dine-in at L’ Opera... The place lived up to my expectations; Ambiance is very Italian, from the murals of wall to the music being played- quaint, warm and cozy. Menu is pretty extensive, with typical Italian dishes and aperitifs/wines presented/written in Italian but with English description. Service was exceptional....
To start up, we ordered for beef carpaccio(Carpaccio di Filetto di Manzo con Rucola alla Toscana).P360- The thinly sliced raw beef which I found smelly was presented with parmigiano and fresh greens. It was ok but I honestly didn't like it and certainly will not recommend this...
We asked for split order, so what you can see in the picture is half order of our main course.... Carre’ d’agnello ala Romana in Salsa di Pomodoro o all’ aceto Balsmico e Rosmarino or in other word grilled lamb chops. P680 and and Spaghetti alle Vongole al Pomodoro o al Vino Bianco.P340
The lamb chop has a unique flavor that I found sooooooo tasty, tender and juicy,it was complemented well with our baby clam angel hair pasta.
L'Opera Ristorante Italiano
The Fort entertainment complex
26th Street corner 5th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio Taguig
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Zigurrat means food temple... It is a unique restaurant in the heart of Makati (near red light district) which serve diverse cuisines - Indian, Mediterrenean, African and mideast dishes. The place is small and simple with colorful and detailed interiors showcasing of Islamic/Arabic arts.With open area where you can enjoy fresh air(?) or have some shisha/hookah or just enjoy their delectable dishes in their air-conditioned area.
Menu is presented in a gazette (news paper) with amazingly over 300 dishes on it.... Our food adventure starts with Mezzo mezze. P300 - four favorite mezzes served on a special mediterrenean tile includes hummus, mutabbal, jazac, mahroussa and three pieces of khobiz.
Jordanian rice.P90- These basmati rice cooked just right, with butter, vermecelli and almonds - it is simply amazing.
Couscous T*faya lamb.P325- The lamb is juicy; taste like adobo to me with a twist of honey...
Ethiopian Chicken We't.P375 - Chicken dish served in chicken porcelain platter/jar- Cute! These dish is very tasty a little spicy with a hint of butter and curry... YUM!
Small platter. P285 - contains mixed kebabs such as chicken tika and beef kuftemiz with grilled tomato. I would say that their kebabs was really tasteful
Oh, Zigurrat is truly a very nice hangout place and they're open 24 hours. NICE!
Ground Level Sunette Tower, Tigris cor. Euphrates Sts. Makati Ave., Makati city.
(Near burgos st. behind north park next door)