Trip to China

Okay, so I haven’t been blogging for a while… for a good reason…  which is that I didn’t have a computer to use!  We have laptops at work, but I can’t use that for personal work, and we do have a shared tablet at home, but I found the wordpress app to be quite difficult … Continue reading


Friuli Trattoria

Maginhawa Street in Quezon City is getting known as food street.  It’s as if the residences there suddenly realized they all wanted to open up restaurants.  To get there, you can go through either CP Garcia Avenue or via Elliptical Road.  (Maps courtesy of Google Maps and Wikimapia) Here’s a snapshot of the restaurants there. … Continue reading


Belle de Jour 2014 Planner

My Belle de Jour 2014 planner has finally arrived!  I was not expecting it to arrive yesterday since it’s a national holiday.  It took quite a while too (more suspense, I guess) considering that I ordered it on the first week of October. What’s so special about the planner this year?  For one thing, you … Continue reading


My Christmas Wishlist

  There are a lot of things I would want to save up for, things that are useful in the house.  I’m not one who buys expensive bags or designer shoes, and yes, to me a Coach bag is expensive and I don’t see the need for one.  As I always say, the bag shouldn’t … Continue reading


Mezza Norte at Trinoma

We’ve been to Mezza Norte several times, back when it was still located at the UP-Ayala Technohub along Commonwealth Avenue, and more so when they moved to their current location at the open parking of the Trinoma Mall.  It’s a setup composed of several dozen food stalls with tents and plastic tables and chairs that … Continue reading


New Food Options at Serenitea

Aside from the usual pepper chicken and pepper corn, I like the mochi buns at Serenitea.  And depending on how hungry you are, you’ll likely find something that will pair well with your drink. Now… tada… drum roll, please…. new snack options! Now those who aren’t fond of very peppery snacks will have more options.  … Continue reading

Espresso Day at McDonald’s

I first heard about the espresso day promo from facebook.  So here’s the deal.  You know McDonald’s has McCafe.  Mondays and Saturdays only.  For every value meal that you purchase, you can have your drink upgraded for free to a regular cappuccino or a medium iced mocha.  I think it’s a great deal because an … Continue reading


PF Chang Mongolian Pork

So I’ve never been to PF Chang but my friends have told stories and squealed in excitement when they opened their first branch in Manila.  I wasn’t too excited to try it because I knew the prices would be sky high.  Other than McDonald’s, every other food place franchised from the US is expensive.  Think … Continue reading

oreo cookie ball and banana chocolate mousse

Dessert Duo: Oreo Cookie Balls and Banana Chocolate Mousse

My boss in the US always comments on how many holidays we have in Manila.  Practically every month.  More notably, we had 3 holidays for August 2013.  If our office had been located in Quezon City, we would have had 4 holidays this month. But I made good use of the last holiday and tried … Continue reading

FoodFind: Illy

Yesterday was one of those rare occacions when we went to Makati. We rarely go there. Aside from the distance and the traffic, hubby hates figuring out which streets are one-way in what direction. But we had to do stuff so off we went to Glorietta. After standing up for 3 hours, we were tired … Continue reading