Friday, December 23, 2011

Simbang Gabi

We all get only one wish per year, on our birthday. But if you want to get more, you can go to wishing wells, go wait for shooting stars and well, complete the 9 mornings before Christmas:)

Its better late than never, I got to attend the last mass out of the 9 morning masses before Christmas since it was my off.

morning mass @moonwalk pque church

Just woke up looks (Collene, Kelly and Sarah)

and the simbang gabi experience wouldnt be so complete without...PUTO BUMBONG!

Puto Bumbong is a type of puto or rice cake named after the bamboo tube in which it is steamed. It is unusual among puto, being sticky and having a long thin shape and purple color. The elongated shape results from the method of cooking while its color comes from the violet pirurutong rice it is made of. It is served with grated coconut and brown sugar.

i like it with lots of butter

Monday, December 5, 2011

Amici-Ayala, Makati

After checking the  Ayala Triangle Lights show in Makati to feel some Christmas spirit, we checked the restaurants along ayala triangle to look for something to eat. Well, if you noticed Im a big fan of pizzas and pastas so we went to Amici.

Amici also has a branch near Don Bosco Makati where I first tried it. The food was great and has quite a selection of pastas and pizzas. I was looking for a pizza I ordered before (at Amici de don bosco a few years back) with just garlic and cheese and quite disappointed that its not on the menu (what happened?)

Anyways, here's their menu.

pizzas and pastas

ragu pasta


Pastas ranges from 250-350 and pizzas from 350-450. Their carbonara is really good, but I not that satisfied with the pizzas though. But over all, Amici is a must try!

ps: sorry for the pics, i didnt bring a camera, all pictures were taken using my phone=)

My Travel Buddies

Next year, 2012. Isa sa mga wish ko e mas madami pa kaming mapuntahang bagong places at magkaroon ng madaming experiences. At sa mga trips na napuntahan o pupuntahan pa lang, let me travel buddies!

Cristina Francisco 
Always on the go. The seat sale alert, ahahah Maasahan. Hindi ka tatanggihan at pwede kahit saan. 

Trip nya ang mga beach, tulad ko. Kahit san mo pakainin okay lang. Ready din sa mga bagong adventures kahit medyo extremer, get ready lang kasi malakas sya tumili.ahhaha

Lovely Macaraeg
Isa din tong seat sale alert. Alam ang mga sale at isa sa mga nagbobook ng lakad. Go kahit saan. Medyo matatakutin pero sa huli magpapapilit din.hehe

Alam ko medyo mapapahinga sya next year kaya were so gonna miss you.
 Joy Nabua
AKA Joyjoy palaboy.ahahha..Walang sariling desisyon. Laging ayaw pag dating sa outing pero pag aalis na dumadating naman.ahhaha.
Pag ayaw nya, alam nyang wala naman syang magagawa dahil we dont take no for an answer kaya ayun kasama pa din sya.hahahha

Edlyn Benting
Masaya kasama sa trip si edz kasi makulit at maingay. MALAKAS KUMAIN. ahahha 

 Hindi mahirap ayain dahil go din kahit saan, matibay sa paguran basta may baon kang chips para sa kanya.ahahha

Alfie Gatpolintan
Sobrang daling yayain nito sa gala, eh kahit nga mag isa nakaka-alis sya ng country.hehe Isang text or email lang, nakabook na kagad. Masaya kasama  dahil go din kahit saan.

Sila ang mga madalas kong kasama sa mga lakaran at trips. Dumami pa sana tayo,and more trips to come. 

wanted: more travel buddies
requirement: hindi maarte, mapera, go kahit saan at madaming vacation leaves.
PM me if interested.thanks! lol

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dampa Pigout

Pig outs are best done with a large group of people. We wanted to eat seafood and where is best place to get that here in Manila? Dampa!

Find a large group of friends to pig out with

We went to Dampa at Diosdano Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City. You have lots of restaurants to choose from and you can also look for private rooms with videoke just like what we did that we got for 500/hr/17pax (not bad)

The concept of Dampa is to go to the wet market and shop for seafood. Then, you can choose among the restaurants so they can cook the food for you with a charge.

videoke while waiting for the food

the food, the pigout begins!

We ordered buttered shrimp, crab in chili garlic sauce, calamares, baked tahong and sinigang sa miso. Prices at the market ranges from 200-400 depending on the seafood. The paluto prices are on per kilo/dish.

buttered shrimp

baked tahong


crab in garlic and chili sauce

with cebu friends

sinigang sa miso

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sizzlin Pepper Steak

Let me start with....I love beef. Caldereta is one of my favorites. I also love food on sizzling plates. Its hot and it sizzles.hehe. That's probably the reason why I love Sizzlin Pepper Steak.

Straight from Pangasinan, you can view my Pangasinan adventure here, I went to Glorietta to have dinner with high school friends (a promise is a promise). The master mind of the eat out-movie date was not there (Kevin) so there's only the three of us Madel, Ken and I.

Sizzlin Pepper Steak Glorietta5


 On thing about Sizzling Pepper Steak is that if you need the waiters, you just need to turn this thing to moooove...and turn it to stop after.



Beef Pepper Steak P230 w/ iced tea

my favorite=)

yogurt P155

It was a nice dinner indeed. Nice food, good friends and old stories. I miss my high school friends and I'm so glad were still like this after the years.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hundred Islands

Ive been all over the country for the past year but its a surprise, I realized this is my first time to hundred islands, in Alaminos Pangasinan.

Its was never planned, out of the blue the boyfriend, asked me to go with him and his friends at 3:00am. Yeah. I'm still at the office taking calls. I just said that ill take the first bus to Pangasinan after log out.

I guess i didn't know what I was thinking (5 hour bus ride alone, damn it) ahahhaha
I took a bus to Dagupan from Victory Liner at Pasay (P275)

Victory Liner Bus

Dagupan, here I come!
It was a long...long...and uhm well, long drive. Since I'm not a fan of road trips (if-you-can take-it-by-plane-then-take-it-by-plane motto) I was so bored and I wasn't able to sleep. The bus left the terminal at 10:20am and I arrived at SM Rosales by 4:00pm where they picked me up to go to his friend's place.
Just ate late lunch real quick, and off we go to Alaminos (which is ANOTHER 2 hour drive) which means I spent my whole day on the road!
We passed by some fish vendors by the road and bought dinner, the fish were cheaper here (I think). We got a kilo of tuna for P120, a small pale full of oyster P120.00 and half a kilo of squids. 

whats for dinner?

Since its already late, we decided to get one of the transient homes near the road  and will go island hoping early the next day. We got a place for P2000, has 2 bedrooms (with one matrimonial and 2 single beds for each room) with a/c, 2 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen w/ref and a dining area, quite cheap actually cause the place is huge complete with kitchen utensils and all.

Boyfriend cooked dinner and we had a few drinks after. I was sooo tired since I came from work  plus, lets not forget the 5hour bus ride!

Early morning I woke up, cooked breakfast and off we go=)

a morning is not a morning without caffeine
fried eggs

There are a lot of transient homes available there that ranges from P2000-P2500. We decided to get a more spacious place near the road vs just one room near the shore for the same price.

transient homes available

boat parking

boat P1200

 Its just a half day island hopping since we have to go back to Manila before 8pm. It was a 20minute boat ride from dock to the islands.

a few of the 100 islands

 We decided to stay on a buoy in the middle of the water to swim and snorkel (snorkels available for P100 each, and life vests P50 each)


in the boat

buoy where we stayed


john may phobia sa water

he did it!

nice view @Lopez Island

out of the 100 islands, I got to visit...2! ahahha.. it was a quick trip cause we need to head back to Manila after lunch. Going home, the trip took 4 hours by car via sctex.