Christmas 2015

A few days before Christmas, we watched Star Wars in Robinsons Galleria. 
They have a promo of free photobooth when you buy a pair of ticket :D
I love that the movie was light and wholesome.
We are not fanatics, in fact I already forgot what happen from the last trilogy so we need to watch those again.

I tried to avoid the christmas rush plus traffic by starting to complete my presents wayback November.
I bought some from Human Nature as always, then wrap them with recycled, paper  bags from HHN too. And the matching tag comes from Papemelroti, so cute.

After N years, hello puto bumbong.
One can really feel the christmas spirit when eating this festive kakanin :)

Our noche buena as always, spaghetti, chicken bbq, pork bbq, macaroni salad and my mom also cooked potato chips while I added cucumber sticks  and made the ketchup + mayo dip. :D

M spent the eve of Christmas with us and then we went to their house the next day 25th.

after christmas....... 

someone was very, very tired from road trip and all stress. ;p

at least she got a stuffed toy as a present

Happy Christmas!


Giveaway: Starbucks Planner, Papemelroti Mini Notepad

Only a few days before Christmas!
It's the time of the year where I am in a lookout for my next year's planner.
I love writing my Todos, writing events and crossing dates on my planners, yeah not just one.
It just the matter of discovering what will work for you.
My current 2015 mini-planner is from Papemelroti, and I have separate notebook where I write my daily Todos. I also use Excel to plan and outlook calendar online. 
I also discovered that desk calendar are also very helpful.
I wanted to make sure that I use my time wisely :)

And for the 1st time ever, I am having a giveaway :))
The small starbucks planner and a mini notepad from papemelroti.
I originally wanted to buy Papemelroti's mini planner but it's out of stock already in their megamall branch O_O

Mechanics are very simple :)
I made a new fan page lol

Fill up the rafflecopter below or in the FB page


Ramen Nagi

Hello December! Cold weather calls for hearty warm soup :)
and just in case you are planning to shop and dine in podium, I'm sharing our Ramen Nagi experience ;p

Simple japanese interior

Our order amazingly came fast :)

M ordered the Butao King, pork broth ramen and just checked Chef's recommendation on the order checklist.
I tasted the soup and it was very comforting, something you would want if you're not feeling well.
The Chef's recommendation has level 1 spiciness and I think it was already very spicy :/ how much the higher levels?

Butao King@ Php390

Ever since I saw their huge menu poster in Podium before their opening, I already set up my mind to order the Green King hehehe. It has basil so it tastes like you're eating pesto pasta with a soup.

Green King Php410

We were so hungry that time so I ate  all the noodles but I was not able to sip all the soup.
They have no takeout policy for the ramen.
From the two, I think I like M's order hehehe. My green king has that "sawa/umay" factor kasi :/

Ramen Nagi
G/F Podium


The Halal Guys

With the sale going on and holiday rush, traffic was really terrible. By the time we arrived in Mega we were already hungy :/

I wanted to try Halal Guys to taste their falafel.
I have learned and cook my own version before which I post here

M ordered regular Combo (Gyro and Chicken) on rice.

I ordered Falafel small size. The small size serving is already plenty and very filling for me.
It has 3 balls of falafel, tomatoes, lettuce, bread and rice. 
I was able to eat only 1.5 of the falafel and was not able to finish my rice and bread.
The falafel which is made of beans was a bit dry so I should've order extra white sauce.

Long lines during peak hours but the line moves fast. 
By the time you are in the counter, your order is ready.

The Halal Guys
5/F Fashion Hall, Megamall


Friggies Juice

We've tried Friggies a few weeks ago. No I'm not on juice diet or detox. I just consider fruits/veggies juice as an essential daily drink. But lately, I got lazy hehe and I got tired of my usual juice recipe plus my friend with this business already transferred. I think I need again some inspiration. I remember Friggies, as always I am on a lookout for a local brand and social enterprise to support and they're also a Gawad Kalinga partner. 

We ordered online from their site http://friggies.com/shop 

The Friggies Lifestyle Package  Php795
TM (Tropical Mint Juice), ABC (Apple Beet Carrot), AID (Anti Inflamattory), EGG (Enchanted Green Garden) and 2 smoogies

Smoogies has banana saba, raw cacao and coconut milk = very new taste for me and my favorite from the set :)

Each bottle comes with info label tied in a native twine

All juices were very refreshing and tasted good. 
I did not follow their recommended time intake M and I just drink 1 bottle each (or sometimes we share) a day for about 3 days.
Their bottle is very easy to clean and reuse because of its wide openings.
I am reusing them now for my homemade juice ;p
It's good once in a while to break from usual recipe and get inspiration from others. :)


Teds at Sta Cruz Laguna

It was the same month last year when we first visited this place which I also blogged here.
We're back this time to celebrate MIL's 68th birthday :)

I loved their place  :))

Our Lime drink came first

Cutie display of baked products

We were at around 11am so the service was really fast.

2 kinds of salads - rancho and asian 

Ted's platter ( I only tried the fries and chicken) but M said the steak were ok and good.

Laguna Pesto Pasta with nuts and tinapa or tuyo? They have ongoing BPI promo, this dish is free for P1500 single receipt :)

Dessert :) It was M and his bro who ordered everything including the dessert, if they only ask me I would like to add dalanghita bars ;p  This choco lava was very soft, moist chocolatey and hot (fresh from the oven?)  

I bought one cassavarap sour onion flavor (green) @Php60 
(thin and crispy cassava chips)

Would love to go back for all their desserts and try their Bed and Breakfast :)


Chill's Cloth Pad

A few months ago, March, if I remember, my friend and I decided to try cloth pad.
 We've read a lot of benefits of using cloth pads and also it is environment-friendly. 
We searched online and discovered Chill. The price is reasonable so immediately placed our order. We got cloth pads for heavy flow, regular flow and pantyliners.
I also bought Human Nature's detergent powder so  I can wash it carefully.

At first, I only use it as a pantyliner. I thought it will be hassle to wash it with stains. So I still use napkins (Jeunesse during the day and Whisper Heavy flow at night). 
 I started using Chill's clothpads during my period when I was just at home and I was surprised that I don't feel pain/ dysmenorrhea. I always feel painful period during the first and second day so I tried using clothpads only on those days then back to Jeunesse during regular flow.
I felt the difference so I decided to order again.:)

10 Assorted Designs for Php999 

with free foldable fan

Benefits of using Chill

I don't mind changing 4x during the day if I will have a bearable period. Human Nature detergent also makes it easy to wash it, just soaked for hours and the stains will be easy to remove. :)


Baby IJ's Christening at Max

This is my first time to become a "Ninang" :)
Time flies as my nephew is almost 7 mos, a heavy little man.
We celebrated it in Max LB Centro Mall (may ganun na pala sa elbi) and the event was attended by just a few close relatives and friends. The short dedication ceremony was  held in the same place where I just observed that there were a lot of singing. (first time to attend a Christian dedication)

Some Photos:

Welcome to the Christian world :)

Later in the afternoon we went to Lucban. We visited Kamay ni Hesus, which has a lot of changes for the tourist like those huge letters where a lot of visitors were taking their photos and a canteen area. We scanned the stores of pasalubong and we bought 3 packs of Pancit Lucban 3 for P100 :)

Then we went to Buddys for dinner.

Pancit Lucban yey ;p

and ehem2x I already know how to cook this :)

My version without meat :)

Happy Weekend!


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