CHEAP EATS IN QUEZON CITY

My first tormenting week fell on the last week of September. It is no secret that I dislike working the night shift. I’ve been blabbing about it even before it happened because I wanted to prepare myself — emotionally. Instead of sulking at work and bursting in tears when at home, I tried my best to find the beauty in the situation that I am in. I spent my week thinking of ways on how to turn my sadness around. Leaving work at 12MN is no joke! My sleeping schedule is totally messed up until now 🙁

My first Bon Chon experience.

My family and I are Chicken Charlie lovers so it’s hard not to compare. Bon Chon is good, but we think Chicken Charlie is better.

Is Bon chon worth it? YES! The chicken was very crispy and the soy garlic sauce is not too sweet. Continue reading “CHEAP EATS IN QUEZON CITY”

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SUNSET BAR (SOFITEL PHILIPPINES)

When I stayed in Cebu for almost 3 months, the thing that I missed the most about MNL was having Ate Inday and my driver Kuya Gerry around. Chos! lol .It was actually hard to live away from my family, aside from the obvious fact that I can’t do all of the chores that I have to deal with every day, commuting around Cebu was not easy at all. I spent my first week wishing that I should’ve listened to my Dad and brought Ate Inday with me to attend to my needs, but being the risk taker that I am and a person who wants to grow, I took the liberty of living independently (or so I’ve thought HAHA) and learn how to stand on my own.

It was a decision that I had to do to somehow ready myself and my family in my plan of taking a bite into a bigger apple in 2012. I remember crying myself to sleep cause I miss my family so much,most especially my Dad. There are days that I would want to go home and eat dinner with them,go out – watch a movie, come home late and be overwhelmed with another day well spent with the family. I have to put all of those behind for a while to let myself grow. I can’t fathom the idea of dealing with this again next year, so as early as now I am actually prepping myself emotionally.

My Dad sent me care packages while I was in Cebu. It would always leave me One of the things that is always in his care package is tikoy because he knows I love it so much! <3 Continue reading “SUNSET BAR (SOFITEL PHILIPPINES)”

Three Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe

I a, honestly not sure how to start this entry. My head is bombarded with decisions and doubts that I have to attend to. The heaviness of these thoughts is making my heart sink slowly. *sigh*

Last month, I tried doing Cibo’s SpinaciZola. I fell in love with it so much that I wanted to try it on my own. To my delight, it came out of the oven just as flavorful and how I wanted it to be. It’s definitely one of the easiest things I’ve done in the kitchen!

Everyone that tried the spinach dip said they loved it!! This is definitely a hit! Perfect for when we have people over.

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Sandy’s Pizza

10.17.2011

When I was younger,  I would always bring something home for my siblings. It’s a good habit that I still love to do. Seeing them excited and happy to see me come home with a present always leaves me sentimental and fulfilled. When I was in high school, I started listing down the things that I want to achieve in life. One of which is to take my family out for dinner when I get my first paycheck. I have a very looong list, and I would love to share it on this blog as I cross it off one by one 🙂

It has been almost 3 years since I had a decent breakfast. Me- taking my time at the dining table, savoring my food and contemplating on how my day will turn out. One of the things that I love about working morning shift is being able to eat breakfast — that’s how I started my Sunday and I am so happy!

It was a busy Sunday at my workplace, seeing families being seated at the tables made me more excited to get off work, meet up with my family and spend the rest of the day with them. When I asked my siblings what they want to eat when I treat them, my sister said “pizza”. I wanted to eat in a Mexican restaurant,but knowing my sister and her very picky character when it comes to food, I decided to go by her request.

We headed to White Plains and ate in Sandy’s Pizza.

My first treat for my family was inexpensive but what transpired throughout the day was more than what money can buy 🙂

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Parmigiano (Resort’s World Manila)

I can already feel my dreadful week coming,so before sulking myself into another “I-don’t-want-to-see-my-Dad-get-tired-because-of-me” week, I will try to remember all the things that made me happy to at least compensate for this kind of situation and feeling.

When I get too stressed out because of my job, I always try to think about the feeling that I had when I got it. I felt blessed and excited because I knew I wouldn’t be a bum for so long. I was already imagining how will I look like as an employee even if I still had a week until my graduation. The words that were said to me during the interview overwhelmed me,it really uplifted my inner being. It was one of my goals to land a job after I graduate, I’m glad that God lead me to it. When I feel like I am taking my job for granted, I always remind myself that it is more of a blessing than a job.

I know my heart and my mind are contradicting each other right now because of this big adjustment in my life. *sigh* “It’s not so bad”, that’s what I will tell myself for the next n days.

08.19.2011

My friend and I started our day in Newport mall! I love going there cause its just right in front of my happy place — the airport.

Top: Forever21, Bandage skirt: Zara

We had our lunch at Parmigiano 🙂

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Sinfully by Makati Shagri La

Have you ever been in a situation so hard that you just feel like shutting down? I hate to question why I am in this situation right now. I do not want to doubt what the Lord has in store for me, I know it’s going to be something BIG. My mind tells me I am not okay,  but my heart knows that there is something beautiful at the end of this journey so the best way to deal with this is to be grateful.  This post might sound like my previous entries for the last n months and I feel this will go on for a very very very long time.I lost track of how long it has been since something desolate hit me and put me down. I thank God and the positive attitude that he blesses me everyday.Without it, I won’t be saying these words.

10.10.11: “Sometimes I wish I feel the same about you, maybe it would be better for the both of us. But those are just wishes and maybes.”

Someone surprised me with a box of my favorite treat last 10.10.11.He waited outside my workplace before 3PM, not knowing that I am scheduled to work at 6PM! It was a sweet gesture that made me smile before entering my own piece of “war zone”

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Where to Eat Before Watching a Movie in Trinoma

I woke up on a beautiful morning today.It’s the first time in 5 days that I slept for 8 hours, I am no longer stressed and I’ll be embracing the only day of the week for a night shift. Upon seeing my schedule yesterday, I couldn’t help but to smile and jump out of joy inside. I’ll be spending 2 Sundays with my family in a row, which is very important to me. Last week was a different kind of hell, having dinner with my family is a blessing that I don’t want to miss, but for 7 days straight,I was not able to do so, just imagine my frustration and dismay.

Anyway, I’ll be seeing my friends tomorrow, and I couldn’t wait! It’s been a while since I last saw them. Missing them reminded me of some of the few food trips that Shinrou and I had before our graduation. Trinoma is the most convenient and less stressful place to meet up with her. There are a few “hole-in-the-wall” food establishments that we tried this summer.

July 28,2011

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WHISTLESTOP (JUPITER STREET)

backlog: August 27,2011

Whistlestop, Jupiter St.

I don’t know why we ended up eating here, but my experience here was unlikely. Maybe, we should’ve ordered something else to fully enjoy this restaurant…

One of the few restaurants that’s open 24/7

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Kulinarya Kitchen

Backlog:8.8.2011

Since I really miss my good friend Shinrou, I’ve decided to post this first amongst the n blogs that I have piled up.

It was a long day for us, literally. Cliche to hear I know. When Shinrou texted me that morning that she’ll be buying an SLR, I couldn’t be any happier for her. It was so sudden that she even did not expect that she’ll be having one already. It just took her an apple to get her hands on that Nikon D90 🙂

We went to Hidalgo and purchased her camera in Henry’s. I’ve bought 3 out of the 6 cameras that I owned in Hidalgo,2 was from Henry’s. You’d be surprised to know the difference between the prices in Hidalgo and in the malls. What made me more excited about going there is that fact that I’ll get to eat my favorite hopia again. It has been no secret that my family and I goes to Quiapo church every Friday, and eating this freshly baked hopia never fails to make our trip more special. 🙂

Camera lovin’

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Inday’s Day Off: Girl friends and a surprise :)

September 26,2011 (Monday)

When I started working, I told myself that I wouldn’t put my day-off to waste. I should spend it wisely,productively and “lively”. I already made plans for the morning that day, but due to unlikely happenings it didn’t push through. I was glad that my day-off was not just a normal day because of my girl friends 🙂

We seldom see each other due to our busy schedules, most of us are already working and busy trying to have a piece of enjoyment and life combined into one.

My girlfriends picked me up at home. It was raining hard. Hence,the jacket.

Putting us all in a car will make your ride insanely mad. There will be screaming,laughing,torturing and even a concert!

I love car rides with my girl friends! I always find it the second best part of our day together 🙂

The surprise that made us all wet. LOL

“teeeenkyuuzoooowmuch Mathuuur”.

Zion fancies taking candid pictures of us. That’s how labo she is.

Ruth ordered pizza (c/o Jake) for everyone! You already! Effort kung effort!

Mathhhurrr and I <3

This seldom happens – us,5!

Bian,Mari,Jayce and Chelsey…you are missed!!

I really hope all of us could get together on February!!

Anyway, my girls and I went to Ersao for some milk tea fix. While the boys were left drinking booze.

ze birthday boy and ze effort queen.

Kudos to you,Kang!! 🙂

It was a lovely day-off. That was what I needed, my girl friends,crazy laughter with them and hugs:)

As I write this blog,I can’t believe that it has been a week since this happened,and a almost a week has passed since my night shift week, time flies..after this week,I’m saying hello and goodbye to night shift again 🙁 🙂

I’m getting nearer and nearer on where I want to be.

One step closer to the things that I have planned out.

..and one by one,they are being held by my hands.

<3

R