Archive | January, 2014

What I Ate in Boracay

31 Jan

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Warning:Β  This post is a list of all that I ate in Boracay… so it’s a long list of food I pigged out on during the three days we were there.Β  It’s not complete though.Β  Didn’t include the free breakfasts at our hotel (only because I was still too sleepy to take pictures) and a dinner at Kasbah (only because it was too dark to take photos and I forgot my flash. Hehe!)Β  I also dedicated one entry to Real Coffee because it’s one of my favorite places in Boracay πŸ™‚Β  But everything on this entry was excellent!!! πŸ™‚

Let’s start with Obama Grill, first lunch in the island πŸ™‚ We were starving so we wanted a big meal.Β Β  As in ulam and rice! Haha!

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Ulam:Β  Liempo and Bulalo.

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KANIN.Β  Garlic, of course.

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Coffee, back in the White House.

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Jammers πŸ™‚

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Damien, the ice cream monster!

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Cheeseburger!!! πŸ™‚

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Sweet Corn!!!Β  (It’s beside Starbucks.)

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With lots of butter and salt, please πŸ™‚

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Buffet at Sea Wind πŸ™‚Β  Last dinner in Boracay!

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Let the feast and grilling begin πŸ™‚

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With my bestest friends, Angela and Bastie, Claudette, Mike and Isabel, and Emma πŸ™‚

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Final cup of coffee before leaving for the airport.

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Our flight from Caticlan got diverted to Kalibo.Β  Not complaining.Β  A road trip to Kalibo meant more time with my boys, free round trip tickets to anywhere in the Philippines (except Batanes), and one final hardcore meal.Β  Officially still on vacation so diet does not apply πŸ™‚

Late lunch at Miggy’s Cafe, right outside the Kalibo airport πŸ™‚

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Damien, ice cream again???

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French fries for Damien.

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Pork Sisig for the hungry grown-ups.

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Enjoyed these fried dumplings very much πŸ™‚

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Saw the other table order Batchoy.Β  So, order din kami.Β  Haha!

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And that, my friends, ends the list of what we ate in Boracay! πŸ™‚ *Burp!* Β Eating is the best part of every vacation, don’t you agree?!Β  Hehe!

Happy Friday, everyone!!!Β  And Kung Hei Fat Choi!Β  Here’s to another year filled with family vacations, meals shared with friends and bottomless coffee! πŸ™‚

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Daniella

25 Jan

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My latest project.

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A doll I made for Daniella πŸ™‚

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Have a happy weekend, everyone!!! πŸ™‚

Real Coffee

25 Jan

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When in Boracay, you must visit Real Coffee πŸ™‚

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It’s at a new location now.Β  We figured because our tricycle driver dropped us off someplace else, where Real Coffee used to be πŸ™‚ hehe…

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The kitchen πŸ™‚

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And so we did… πŸ™‚Β  Yummy peanut butter brownie πŸ™‚

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The freshest calamansi juice (plus a tablespoon of brown sugar.) πŸ™‚

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Love the handwritten labels πŸ™‚

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Sorry, wala daw wifi, guys πŸ™‚Β  Mag-usap na lang tayo.Β  Haha!

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For lunch, I decided to get something sweet than savory.Β  I ordered the “Elvis”.Β  A banana and peanut butter sandwich.Β  YUM!!!

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A chunk of bananas in every bite πŸ™‚

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Dante ordered the “Jack-a-Lean Omelette”.Β  It had two eggs, onions, tomatoes, ham and cheese, pesto and toast.Β  Super YUMMY.Β  Should have ordered this, too! πŸ™‚

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Mr. Crow, the pickiest eater of them all, had his toast with butter πŸ™‚

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My Real Coffee πŸ™‚

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Dante and I are starting our coffee mug collection.Β  Haha!

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Love this place.

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The view from Real Coffee.

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A box of calamansi muffins before we go πŸ™‚

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We all love it here.Β  Made me want to have my own coffee place by the beach and be like Mama Lee… another dream of mine.

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Who knows… πŸ™‚

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Crisel

23 Jan

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One of my beautiful brides last 2013, Crisel Penalosa-Roxas πŸ™‚

I feel so bad I wasn’t able to take any pictures because I forgot my camera!!! 😦  Huhuhu…

So, nakisilip na lang ako sa camera ng official photographer, Nice Print Photography πŸ™‚

Love the photos!

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These photos were grabbed from Crisel’s Facebook page πŸ™‚

Super love their family πŸ™‚Β  Only happy vibes that day!

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Look at me trying to be serious while working. Haha! πŸ™‚ Hairstyling by Jerry Javier for L’oreal Professionel πŸ™‚

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Beautiful mother and daughters πŸ™‚

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Thanks so much, Crisel, for sending me photos taken by Nice Print πŸ™‚

Congratulations again to you and Ron! So happy to have been part of this wonderful day with you and your family! ‘Til we meet again! πŸ™‚

Recess Time!

12 Jan

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Last December, two of my bestfriends celebrated their birthdays at Recess by Chef Chris, along Jupiter Street, Makati πŸ™‚

It was the perfect place because we were all friends since Highschool and the place reminded us of being back in school. Haha!

Here are my best gals, Isabel and Claudette πŸ™‚

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And me with my other best gal, Angela, and her husband, Bastie πŸ™‚

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I chose to order the golden fried catfish topped with shrimp gravy and served with butter rice and spinach πŸ™‚Β  Loved this.Β  Super rich flavors.

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But our favorite was definitely the panizza!!!Β  Super thin crust pizza.Β  Sooooo good.Β  We ordered two flavors.Β  I just forget which one is which.Β  Haha!

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This panizza is not complete without filling the slices of panizza with arugula and alfalfa sprouts.

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Panizza rolled and ready to eat! πŸ™‚

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We also ordered good ol’ fried chicken with waffles πŸ™‚

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Of course, coffee to end the meal πŸ™‚

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Thanks so much, Isabel and Angela, for the awesome lunch in Recess! πŸ™‚ Will definitely be back for the panizza.Β  That was my favorite πŸ™‚

The waiter even took our Instax photo for their photo wall.Β  Hihi… After thinking long and hard about what to write on the photo, we put our batch in Assumption πŸ™‚Β  Sorry, Bastie, you’re part of the AC group na rin.Β  Haha! πŸ™‚

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Happy Birthday, Isabel and Angela! πŸ™‚Β  That was a great lunch.

Motto of the day:Β  You only live once.Β  Bwahahaha! πŸ™‚

Saboten: Tonkatsu Heaven

11 Jan

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First time I tried this place called Saboten was while waiting for our flight back to Manila at the Hongkong airport.Β  I am just so glad it’s finally here in Manila πŸ™‚

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I absolutely love Japanese salad dressing.

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Date night with my boys! πŸ™‚

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADamien telling us stories of… I don’t remember but most probably about Atom and Zeus from Real Steel.Β  Haha!

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Appetizers.

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Perfect with the salad dressing.

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Preparing my tonkatsu dipping sauce.

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Unlimited rice.Β  So yummy.Β  I can eat this alone.Β  Hehe…

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Damien was so happy because they had a special menu for kids πŸ™‚Β  Look at the cute plate and cup!!!

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Here comes my perfect Tonkatsu…

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Taken in all angles.Β  Haha!

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Crispy on the outside, soft pork inside πŸ™‚

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Planning to eat there again this weekend.Β  Hope the waiting time won’t be so long πŸ™‚

But it’s so worth the wait!

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Joanne

5 Jan

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Here are some snapshots taken by me during Joanne’s big day πŸ™‚ Β These photos were taken on her wedding day last July 28, 2013. Β I know, super late post. Β Haha! Β But I don’t want to start posting photos of my recent brides without sharing how beautiful Joanne looked on her wedding day! πŸ™‚

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The fabulous celebrity hairstylist, Jerry Javier, working his magic on Joanne’s bridal hair πŸ™‚

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Makeup by Cathy Cantada-Dizon for Shu Uemura and hairstyling by Jerry Javier for L’oreal Professionel πŸ™‚

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Super talented, Francis Perez, was Joanne’s wedding photographer πŸ™‚

Best wishes, Joanne and Jimmy!!! πŸ™‚ Β Thanks again for making us part of your big day! πŸ™‚

So happy for you both and hope all is well with you guys in sunny Singapore! πŸ™‚

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