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Kidzania: Where Kids Get A Glimpse of the Real World

9 Jun

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This all began when Damien and I were invited to the H&M Conscious Event at Kidzania last April 15, 2016.ย  Thanks again for inviting us, Miss Cathy David! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It was a fun-filled event and the location was at Kidzania in BGC.

There were so many activities for the kids ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Damien made a bracelet using old t-shirt cloth and also decorated pots for his very own plant.ย  I loved how H&M made the kids aware of recycling and green living.

After the activities, the kids could freely roam around Kidzania.ย  I was NOT expecting it to be like this at all.ย  I really thought it was just a huge playground where the kids can just play in different make believe shops, hospitals, etc.ย  Oh it was so much MORE than just that.

Before we entered Kidzania, Damien was already given a check from BPI for 50 Kidzos (the currency used in Kidzania).ย  He encashed it and now he has 50 Kidzos in his hands to be budgeted wisely.ย  Haha!

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So apparently, the kids need to “work” to be given a salary! OMG. How fun is that??? For Damien’s first job, he chose to work at the Holiday Inn.ย  He was given a choice to be part of catering, housekeeping or reception.ย  Guess what he chose??? HOUSEKEEPING.ย  LOL!

He was given tasks like put two bottles of mineral water on the table, fold blankets and fix pillows, place slippers by the closet, etc.ย  Look at him clean up the hotel room so nicely!!!ย  That’s my boy!!! Oh and parents aren’t allowed inside so I couldn’t coach him much.ย  Haha!

And so he got his first “sweldo” here.ย  Hahaha!!! ALIW.

His next job was making burgers in Mcdonald’s.ย  For some jobs, instead of earning a salary, they have to pay a fee in Kidzos.ย  I guess it’s because they get to take home the burgers they make.ย  Look at the kids making their own burgers! So cute!!!

He wanted to be a construction worker next.ย  I love how the Kidzania staff are so helpful and patient teaching the kids what to do.ย  They must love kids.

Damien also worked in a Shell Gas Station.

And that ends our first visit to Kidzania… Damien was like “I’ll be back.”

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A week after, we came back with his best bud and cousin, Caleb ๐Ÿ™‚

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Time to go to the bank and encash those precious checks!

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For their first job, they decided to work in a pharmaceutical.ย  Caleb was so excited! ๐Ÿ™‚ He told me that this was his favorite!

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Then they wanted to be firefighters ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They started off with a brief discussion on what to do when there was a fire.

Suddenly there was a loud alarm!ย  There was an emergency!!!ย  So they rode the firetruck and had to extinguish the fire in a hotel! OMG, how exciting!!!ย  Pati ako nataranta sa fire!!!

CSI was up next.

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They were trained to part of KZPD.ย  Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It was so cool because while another batch of firefighters were busy with saving the hotel from burning down, they were the cops who kept everyone safe and away from the fire ๐Ÿ™‚

This is probably Damien’s favorite establishment… LOL!ย  The Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. Haha!ย  They get to bottle their very own Coke bottle ๐Ÿ™‚

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They also had the chance to work in a hospital…

…and Cebu Pacific as a pilot and flight attendant.ย  They had a good flight.

Another favorite establishment was LBC.

They had to pick some packages and push a trolley around Kidzania.

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The kids also worked in a gym.ย  And while Damien was on his stationary bicycle, he kept saying, “look at me, Mama, I’m in Electric Studio!” Bwahahahaha!

And finally their shift was almost done.ย  In Kidzania, there are two shifts.ย  One is 9am to 2pm and the second shift is 3pm to 8pm ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We did the first shift and when it almost time, they decided that their last activity was going to be dancing in the Kidzania Parade ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Could the costumes be any more colorful??? LOL!

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They had to rehearse for the parade and they danced around Kidzania.ย  I could hear Damien saying before the parade, “This is like the parade in Disneyland!!! This is gonna be EPIC!”ย  HAHAHA!!! A dream come true… for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha! My closest friends know that working in Disneyland is my dream job.

And that ends our trip down Kidzania lane. This was probably one of the highlights of the boys’ summer vacation, even mine.ย  They already go back to school but I’m really so happy I was able to take them to Kidzania together.ย  Not only did they learn how to be firefighters and pilots but they also learned how to work together, how to accomplish tasks given to them and the value of earning and saving their Kidzos.

How I wish we had something like this when I was a kid.ย  Although my cousins and I had our own version of Kidzania back then.ย  Shout out to my cousins, Billie, Crissy and Valerie for playing with me when we were kids.ย  We also had our own restaurants, bazaars with play money, airplanes, schools, even churches (LOL! Remember the Haw Flakes as “props”???).ย  So I guess this is the same thing only much much fancier.ย  Haha!

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So grateful for this friendship… More adventures to come, boys.ย  So much more to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Matsusarap!

29 Dec

One of my mother’s friends recommended this restaurant in Osaka. It’s called “M” or Matsusakagyu Yakiniku. Must-visit daw when in Osaka. So dito pa lang sa Manila, nagpa-reserve na kami, table for five. Thanks to their online reservation. And thanks also to Dante for booking ๐Ÿ˜€ I believe they only have seven tables.

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So we made it to our 6pm reservation. Hehe! Di kami naligaw. Yes, thanks again to our tour guide, Dante ๐Ÿ˜‚ ย Well, at first when we got there, litong lito sila kung sino ba kami?! We said reservation under “Cantada” (my maiden name). Wala daw. Baka daw we’re reserved in another branch. But no, sure si Mother na ito yung branch ๐Ÿ˜‚ Medyo ninerbyos ako kasi OMG, gutom na kami ๐Ÿ˜‚
But anyway, to make the long story short, the reservation was under “Dizon”. LOL.

So according to Kuni, the owner slash chef slash taga-explain ng menu slash new friend ni Dante on Facebook, this was their bestseller, the Matsusaka Beef DX Platter ๐Ÿ˜€

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So there it was… A plate full of perfectly sliced raw meat ๐Ÿ˜

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Look at that marbled meat… They say it’s even better than wagyu beef.

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So Kuni helped us out ๐Ÿ˜€ he started by spreading this block of what seemed to be like butter but was actually fat ๐Ÿ˜‚ OMG and my dad thought that it was some kind of appetizer ๐Ÿ˜‚ he almost ate it! Hahahahaha! Buti na lang, he asked me first what it was and I’m like “I have no idea!” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We also ordered some garlic rice to go with our beef platter. Soooo good!

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It also came with some mushrooms, veggies and corn. Damien loves corn ๐Ÿ˜€

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So there it was… Soft, tasty, melts-in-your-mouth beefy goodness. Oh my. ย If beef were marshmallows, this would be it. Hahaha! Labo?! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But you’ll know exactly what I mean.

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We all had a great time here in M. ย Definitely a must when in Osaka ๐Ÿ˜ Winner siya!

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Thank you, Kuni, for accommodating us! See you again soon for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ Hopefully no more confusion with reservation names ๐Ÿ˜‚ LOL!

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We went to the branch called M Hanare at the 2/F Daruma Building, Namba, Chuo-Ku, Osaka City.ย  Make sure you go to the right branch.ย  LOL!

Fried Chicken House

4 Nov

Get ready for all my #missingOsaka posts.ย  Haha!ย  I so miss Japan and being with my family!ย  Cannot wait for the next trip.ย  Luckily, we all got a 5-year visa!ย  Hooray!ย  So we’re already planning our next trip.ย  Haha!

We enjoyed Osaka so much.ย  Food trip siya talaga.ย  I really didn’t shop much but eat… oh yes.ย  You can enter any restaurant here and for sure masarap yung food!ย  So yes, we entered this restaurant because we saw pictures of one of our favorites… Karaage!!! Also lots of pics of chickens on their walls.

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Everything in their menu was Japanese and no one really spoke in English, so I apologize I don’t know what this restaurant is called nor the exact address.ย  Haha!ย  I am so useless sorry.ย  Haha!

Thankfully all their menus always have photos which is a lifesaver!ย  So I got my favorite, the katsu chicken with curry of course.ย  Hehe… It was 824 Yen which is around Php 321.00.ย  Not bad at all!!!

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I am also so glad that Damien loves Japanese food as well.ย  It’s not hard to feed him here.ย  Unlike when we were in Hongkong, all he ate was fried rice.ย  LOL!

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Photo muna with my parents ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hungry na! LOL!

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Dante’s order came first.ย  Karaage!ย  So good!!! And their dipping sauce was perfect with the chicken ๐Ÿ™‚

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And here’s my order, chicken katsu curry!ย  LOVE.

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My parents got the chicken with egg over rice dish ๐Ÿ™‚ย  My friend, Isabel, said it’s called Oyako-don.ย  “Oya” means parent and “ko” means child… So the chicken is the parent? and the egg is the child? LOL.

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There was no kiddie meal in this restaurant but Damien got his favorite… Chicken Tonkatsu ๐Ÿ™‚

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That one last breath before I devour my meal.ย  Hahaha! Bumebwelo lang ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yeyyyy!ย  Eat up, Little Bee! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Obviously enjoying his meal ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you, Osaka, for keeping my son well fed with your awesome Tonkatsus! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  More Osaka food posts to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Wednesday, my friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

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When In Baguio, You Rose Bowl!

2 Aug

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Here’s another late post during my Baguio birthday weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This was our first meal when we arrived in Baguio and we were HUNGRY.ย  What better way to celebrate four to five hours on the road with a big hearty meal in Rose Bowl ๐Ÿ™‚

It was my first time to eat here as far as I can remember.ย  Apparently, Rose Bowl has been open since 1945!ย  Wow!ย  Classic na pala to… ๐Ÿ™‚

And so our meal begins.ย  I needed my century egg fix.

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Damien only eats fried chicken at Chinese restaurants.ย  The servings are huge!

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And my all time favorite in any Chinese restaurant, my sweet and sour pork.ย  Loved their version of this.

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I’m not a vegetable girl… (I know, I should eat veggies!) but Dante loves his vegetables so he ordered a plate full of green stuff.ย  Chopsuey.ย  Okay, okay, it was pretty good! Fine, I’ll have some veggies.

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And of course a bowl of fried rice!ย  Oh yeah! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Definitely a rice girl.

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This was such a great welcome meal!ย  Haha! Big servings and really good comfort food! ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to Baguio indeed!!!

Find Rose Bowl at 88 Upper, Gen. Luna Rd, Baguio, 2600, Philippines ๐Ÿ™‚

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Choco-Late de Baguio

31 Jul

 

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During my birthday weekend (which was months ago. Haha! I know, I haven’t updated my blog in so long!ย  I missed going on road trips with Dante and Damien and was looking through photos and came across these.) my little family and I celebrated up in the mountains… In the beautiful Baguio City.ย  I don’t remember the last time I was here.ย  But it’s still as lovely and as cool as I remember.ย  Just a little more traffic this time ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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As soon as we’ve settled down in Baguio and checked in at our hotel room, we wanted to have a little snack and some hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ย  With a little help from my bestfriend, Miss Waze, we found Choco-late de Batirol, just so close from The Manor Hotel.

Damien found the best table in the house! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Like a boss.

According to the menu, “Choco-late de Batirol is a hot, thick, bittersweet blend, with a distinctive texture that calms your nerves and enriches your soul.ย  It’s an ancient choco-late concoction with no preservatives.”ย  So I ordered a cup of almond hot chocolate and Dante got the traditional blend.ย  I love anything with almonds ๐Ÿ™‚

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So while waiting for our orders, Damien and I went around first to “explore”.

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Loving the vibe.ย  I’m not really a nature girl but it’s nice to be outdoors once in a while, basta malamig.ย  Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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ย Waiting waiting… Baka from scratch pa nila ginagawa yung almond hot chocolate ko.ย  Hehe…

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At least someone’s not getting bored ๐Ÿ™‚

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First was Damien’s hot chocolate with marshmallows.ย  Looks so yummy!!!

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And here’s my almond hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love anything with almonds… almond milk, almond lotion, almond cakes, basta may almond, LOVE.ย  And I love Damien’s chubby hand ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here’s Dante’s traditional blend hot chocolate.ย  I like my almond one better.ย  Hihi…

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Okay, may muta.

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Who doesn’t love marshmallows?

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Yummy bibingka ๐Ÿ™‚ So worth the wait!

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These two ๐Ÿ™‚

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That’s my boy ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was one of the best birthday weekends ever ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This post is so late and I’m already close to my next birthday (ok, exagg!) but I still remember how fun this weekend was, just drinking hot chocolate with my two boys, the cool breeze and the smell of horses.ย  LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  More from our Baguio getaway soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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An Afternoon of Bibimbap, Street Shopping and Poop Bread in Seoul

3 Apr
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Isabel, enjoying the freezing cold weather ๐Ÿ™‚

After our very hectic morning at the Secret Garden in Korea, (that would be in a whole new different post…Hehe!) we were excited to head out to lunch! Starving and tired from hill climbing, we chose the nearest Korean resto we could find ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily, we entered this resto that served Bibimbap!ย  Just exactly what I wanted at that moment… RICE! HAHA! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Meals in Korea are quite affordable ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This Bibimbap was about P300 per dish.ย  Here it is pre-mixed.

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Here it is, mixed and ready to be devoured.

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It also comes with a side of pork.ย  YUMMERS!

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Enjoying lunch with my besties, Dom and Clauds! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They have Coca-cola that’s half the size of a regular can.ย  Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Before our trip, my friends would research on places to go to in Korea.ย  When they described Insadong-gil to me, I knew I would love it there…ย  Insadong-gil is the main road that leads to more alleys with specialty shops, art galleries and coffee places.

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It was like a flea market with antique goods.

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Traditional Korean delicacies…

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Hats, hats, hats…

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Socks, socks and more cute socks…

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Meet my friends… the Shoperones ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Always on the lookout for cute stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ice Cream, anyone? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Traditional Korean costumes for kids ๐Ÿ™‚ย  How cute is this?!

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It was just cuteness overload left and right.

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I love how traditional meets modern in this outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

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So many art supplies stores here.

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And winter clothing…

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Nice postcards and lots of stickers and posters of Korean actors.ย  Haha!

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Chimes…

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Was very tempted to buy this Kitty bag.ย  But the eyes are kinda freaky… ๐Ÿ™‚

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So happy there were lots of toys here!ย  Was able to get Damien some robots as promised.

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Snacking on some chicken with a nice sour and spicy sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

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I enjoyed this very much.ย  It also had sticky rice balls.

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This was really good, too.ย  Thanks for sharing this with me, Isabel.ย  It’s an empanada with Japchae inside.ย  So yummy!!!

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We also just had to try their POOP Bread ๐Ÿ™‚ yes, a pastry shaped as poop!ย  For some reason they are fascinated by this.ย  Haha! Well, I can totally relate because my son loves talking about poop as well.ย  LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

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People were lining up for this so it must be good.

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It reminded me of pancakes shaped as poop… Haha!

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Oh Damien would have loved this.ย  Haha!ย  He even has a story about a poopoo island.ย  LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was quite yummy, I must say… and I loved the warm brown bean filling… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Poop snackin’ with my friend, Claudette ๐Ÿ™‚

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And that ends my little tour on Insadong-Gil… Hope you enjoyed that stroll with me at one of my favorite spots in Seoul ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a blessed Holy Week, my friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee in Queens Park… Gangnam Style!

19 Feb

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I am still so high from our recent trip to Seoul, Korea.ย  I was with my best friends from high school and we all have never been to Korea ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So it was so great to explore a new country with my oldest friends ๐Ÿ™‚ This wasn’t really part of our itinerary but ever since the song “Gangnam Style” became so popular, we’ve always wondered… what exactly is in Gangnam??? ๐Ÿ™‚

So we took the train to Gangnam.ย  Dominique was the assigned “trainer”, our train leader.ย  LOL!

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So after three stops here, change trains, two stops there… (I think…) we were in sunny but damn cold Gangnam! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think it was about -15 degrees at that time.ย  All I remembered was that my ears were in pain.ย  It kinda felt like the pain I get sometimes in the airplane!

It was a beautiful day but just too cold to walk outside too long.ย  So we, the islanders, headed towards our destination, hands in our pockets, our scarves covering our entire heads and our legs walking as fast as we can to keep us warm.ย  Haha!

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We didn’t enter the Galleria but it reminded me so much of Harrod’s in London.

I absolutely love trees without leaves.

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Queens Park was just about three blocks away from the train station where we came from and I never felt this happy to enter a heated room.ย  Haha!ย  The sunlight was not enough to keep us warm.

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Queens Park is a bakery and cafe.

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So many goodies you can take home.

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All the cakes looked so delicious.

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Finally we were at our table for five.

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The cafe was quite big and spacious.

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Lots of natural light coming in ๐Ÿ™‚

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My friends and I were actually craving for some breakfast food after all the kimchi and bibimbap ๐Ÿ™‚ Heheย  So we shared an order of Eggs Benedict.ย  Soooo yummy!!! The caramelized onions were delish.

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Claudette ordered some ice cream. Look at that beauty!ย  It never really melted.ย  Haha!ย  It was that cold.ย  LOL!

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And Isabel ordered some cheesecake with fresh fruits.ย  So refreshing to look at and eat ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mike had a slice of this awesome cake!ย  It had some chocolate, banana and mocha cake in one slice! OMG.ย  Sorry, I ate most of it! Haha!

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And finally, of course, my cup of love ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Gangnam love ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was probably our most expensive meal throughout our trip!ย  Haha!ย  Just to give you an idea… The coffee was about 10,000 won which is around P400, the Eggs Benedict was 20,000 won, about P800.ย  LOL!!!ย  But it was worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ย  At least now I can say, I had brunch Gangnam style! ๐Ÿ™‚

We missed our other friends, Angela, Ria and Kris! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You’ll see more of them in my other posts about Korea, a whole lot more to come!

Kung Hei Fat Choi, everyone!!! Here’s to more adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

Those Fine Buns

19 Feb

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It was one of those days when Dante and I were excited to try out something new.ย  But not so new anymore now.ย  Haha!ย  This post is way delayed.ย  Haha! But to those who haven’t eaten there yet, it’s a great place to have merienda and prices are pretty reasonable.

So we got in our car on a normal day and went through the usual Edsa traffic to eat in Tim Ho Wan in SM Megamall.ย  This was when the Glorietta branch was still closed.ย  We arrived at around 1:30pm and the line wasn’t so long.ย  But there was still a bit of waiting time of around 15 minutes.ย  Not bad ๐Ÿ™‚ Good thing I wasn’t that hungry yet or else I wouldn’t have waited.ย  Haha!

Their menu is a little check list on a clipboard and all we had to do was check our orders.

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I just kept checking and checking… Haha!ย  Everything in the menu looks so good!!!

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So here are the chosen ones in the list ๐Ÿ™‚

We ordered the pork ribs with steamed rice.

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Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling.ย  This was interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spring Rolls with egg white.

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Pan Fried Radish Cake.ย  My favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pork Dumpling with shrimp.

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Vermicelli roll with shrimp.ย  Loved this!!!

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Everything we ate so far was good!

But of course, the star of Tim Ho Wan, their pork buns! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I really enjoyed every bite.ย  From the soft and crumbly bread to the sweet asado pork filling!

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I would definitely come back for these fine buns! ๐Ÿ™‚

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What Every Bookstore Needs: A Bakery

1 Dec

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Page One in City Super, Harbour City, has been newly renovated into a beautiful bookstore and concept store!ย  I just wanted to spend the whole afternoon here!ย  Aside from books and magazines, they also have super pretty notebooks, organizers, tote bags, pens… all the things I need in my life ๐Ÿ™‚

And then this place… Rose Bakery, Page One’s Cafe.ย  I LOVE IT HERE ๐Ÿ™‚ย  All bookstores must come with a cafe! Hehe!

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Couldn’t choose which cake to eat…

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Decided to get coconut and lime cake ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So yummy!ย  I love coconut and lime together ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love the simple presentation of my brewed coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

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A cup of coffee… the best thing in the world.

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While spacing out in the Rose Bakery, I was admiring my new rings from Urban Outfitters.ย  Hehehe…ย  And of course, my engagement and wedding rings on my ring finger ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Haha!

(Please excuse my wrinkly fingers… Hehe!)

Happy that Urban Outfitters is finally in Hongkong! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Even Damien loved it here ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anyway, if you’re in Hongkong, visit the new Page One and have a slice of cake for me, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Two Words: Dim Sum

30 Nov

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Who does not love Dim Sum?! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  When in Hongkong, I need to have my dimsum fix and we found one of our favorite places through our Hongkie friend, Charlie!ย  Thanks, Charlie! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for taking us here to Metropol Restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

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Uyyyy, may wifi! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Checking emails na si Sir…

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Meanwhile, I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the food…ย  I SEE PORK BUNS.

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They also have an open kitchen at the center of the restaurant.

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Some veggies?ย  Hmmm… maybe later.

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My parents’ favorite, congee ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can choose any two of these toppings.

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Dim Sum for everyone!!!

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Barbecued pork, of course… my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

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Congee for my mom and dad.

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Asado siopao!

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Dante’s favorite sticky rice… Machang ๐Ÿ™‚

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Another one of my favorites and a must, taro puffs.

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Crispy spring rolls ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dumplings! Chinese version of my favorite Japanese gyoza ๐Ÿ™‚

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Out of all the dimsum and food on the table, Damien chooses to eat his favorite dish… PLAIN RICE.ย  LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was what Damien had for breakfast, lunch and dinner.ย  This OR French Fries.

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My dad enjoying his meal.ย  Hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Still checking email…

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Good thing we were early because the place was packed when we were about to leave.

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Damien with Wata and Toto ๐Ÿ™‚

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We had no more room for dessert but they looked delicious.

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This was the view from the restaurant. Can you see the tents of the protesters?

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Love this place! I will always eat here when in Hongkong ๐Ÿ™‚

Metropol is located at theย  4/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiraltyย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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