We always do lunch so now, we’re going out for dinner. Rooftop at City Garden Hotel
We always do lunch so now, we’re going out for dinner. Rooftop at City Garden Hotel
I think this is our first time to try a restaurant not in Poblacion and I guess it’s safe to say, Good Job! 😀 This one is a good find!
The restaurant has a Brunchfast menu that is available all day and they also have your Build your own Plate for those who want their meals a little more specific to their taste. Here’s what we ordered:
I have no idea why 4 of us ordered the same food – Chicken Burrito at Php 260 – Yellow Rice, Egg, Sesame Slaw, Nacho, Sour Cream and Hot Sauce.
The upside? It was a good choice. Each of them liked what they had on their plates.
Crispy Pork Belly at Php 300 – Fried Rice, Kropek, Honey Hoisin and Greens
It has enough viand and meat was bite size. It’s the type where you would want more.
59c Chicken Tausi Asian Goreng – Php 280 – Fried Rice, Siomai, Fried Egg, Crispy Dilis, Peanuts and Kropek
Let me just say it out there that it was pretty delicious although there is some room for improvement. One, they should ask how customers want their eggs. I’d like mine scrambled. I ended up giving my egg away. Two, they did not serve siomai – it was a dumpling. If kitchen ran out, they should disclose it to the customer. Third, I know the chicken is cooked in Tausi but I’d prefer to have my chicken stay longer in the pan. It was a bit pale. Fourth, just my own preference (No Green Peas please and no cornick).
Power Bowl at Php 240 – Fried Rice, Seasonal vegetables and Fried Egg
Much like my Asian Goreng, this one has the same rice with veggies mixed in there too. My officemate like it.
Overall? I am definitely coming back. ❤
Disclaimer: I’ve never eaten hummus before, I’m not an expert and I particularly am not fond of the food.. BUT I wanted to try. Heyyy, at least give me that. okay?
The space was a bit cramped and dark but it is very popular to foreigners. I think we were the only Filipinos eating there.
First off, I wanted a safe order so I tried the Hummus Elijah for I thought it’s a remarkable dish since it’s their signature.
Hummus Elijah at Php 250 – Hummus with Tahini, Chicken Peas, Olive Oil, Herbs and Spices. For me, it was bland and so ordinary. It’s not even good (like you’ve placed butter on bread, and it’s not even butter! After my third bite, I said, Nah. I am not eating this. Blah. Don’t order this.
Shakshuka at Php 200 – 2 eggs cooked in thick tomato sauce. This is slightly a bit better. I’m not a tomato person but the tomato saved this dish.
Hamshuka at Php 290 – Hummus + Shakshuka with Spicy Sauce and Tahini
Out of the three dishes that we tried, this is probably the best. It’s not a winner but to compare, it’s the most decent one and a dish that I can probably finish.
BTW, All of the dishes are served with 2 Pita Breads.
I’m getting the hang of Fake Smile. I managed to put on one when all I can think about is how I wasted my Php 250 for something I did not enjoy. Never again.
Months and months… We have not seen each other for so long. A little stopover for some lunch, all thanks to the generosity of Cortez Family..
Another destination in Bataan: Sinagtala
Alfonso + In-between Cards Game. 😀 Annnddd, we always have a target! Guess who?
Am really grateful for the people in this photo. 😀
When there was a bit less crowd… we then head off to – the pool.
and we deserve some buffet, I reckon…
One of the rare times that we actually push thru. 😀 Discussing some common enemy slash PES. 😀 Ex colleagues.
THEME: Boho Inspired
VENUE: J. Cuppacakes in SM Jazz Mall
We printed out name plates for each guests that are carefully seated on top of their plates with floral designs (perfect for the theme) and with the couple’s hashtag. Floral crowns are also placed together with the name plates. ❤
We made a photobooth frame from illustration board and decorated it with floral designs too with Kiss the Miss Goodbye printed out too.
We also made a sash for the bride to be. ❤
Ana’s surprise face. I may not be able to show you the video — but she cried! Mission accomplished!
And just some of the food that we ordered. ❤
Some games from our shower: What’s in your bag, Pin the Bra and some Icing on your face.
Late Lunch for the Bride to be.
Ana and her table of goodies.
Some group photos. ❤
Weightlifting Fairy, Kim Bok Joo
If you want a light, fun, no-drama, all good series, this one is for you. I love how Bok Joo can simply be just herself, completely. Without the need to act womanly, to eat like a construction worker and to act sheepishly just about every single day.
I have to admit, it was a fad that I can’t miss to see for myself. Thus, I embark to start watching it. At first, it didn’t interest me because of the constant return of the past (which bores me instantly). But with patience HA-HA, I was able to get the hang of it — not only that but I got HOOKED! I was especially fond of the bromance between Goblin and the Grim Reaper. It was so fun to watch the love-hate relationship between the two that ended into a real friendship. And the candle idea of calling the god, I like that. 🙂 Being able to call the god that everyone fears as your own anytime, anywhere is such a benefit. THOUGH, I hated the ending. Based from the story, it was her second life already, which means, she only has 1 life left to live. The troubling thought that occurs in my head now: WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO GOBLIN AFTER HER THIRD LIFE? IS HE TO LIVE ON HIS OWN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE? because the girl has used up all her 3 lives? SAD.
Descendants of the Sun
I know Song Hye Gyo from Full House. I watched fullhouse when I was still in High School. I wanted to give it a try since I loved fullhouse. Additionally, she is just too pretty. Did I mention that the guy was pretty handsome too? Another bromance hit for me between Big Boss and Wolf. 😀 😀 Wolf doesn’t have a pretty face but that’ll do. I can still remember the scene in the cafeteria. (all ranks, lower than I, close your eyes…..). BUT, for me, there were a lot of boring parts (war..)
GAH. This, I love right off the bat!!! Lee Min Ho or not. The house at the start? Man oh man… Every girl’s dream. ❤ I love their flirty text messages before he knew that she was living in his house. His persistence, effort and just the thought that he keeps on fighting for her spells LOVE. I think this will always be one of my favorites.
This, I watched without any referral. I went with this, eyes closed. 🙂 It was not bad, there wasn’t a good laugh either. It was a good distraction.
Just like Weighlighting Fairy, the woman leads this story. Imagine being extremely wealthy, handsome, famous for owning a business that fit your personality? livin the dream. yeah? It was. It really was. I smiled so often when the guy was showing his affections for the girl. He didn’t dare hide. He expressed his feelings and he placed effort in chasing his bodyguard. ❤
Legends of the Blue Sea
I think, I THINK —- it’s because I fell in love with Lee Min Ho during the heirs (that’s why I was interested to watch this). This too, was a light one except for the parts of the crazy murdered. And BTW, How evil is the mother? killing 3 of her husbands! Again, the house is ❤
Cheese in the Trap
It was definitely confusing at first. Trying to figure out the what’s inside the characters was a bit hard. All in all, it was okay. I ahd fun watching it. But it’s not something that I would want to watch again.
Fight for my Way
Perfect case of bestfriends turn lovers. How will you move from being friends? How can you be jealous when you absolutely have no right to be? Will you follow if your girlfriend tells you not to pursue your dreams? Love the antics of the two here. Also fond of their little group and how close they are. ❤
If you’re looking for a Korean Restaurant, there’s one along Jupiter Street right around the corner — DONG WON. It’s a meat shop slash restaurant. It smells a bit funky since the fresh meat is also where everyone dines.
A little catching up with the bestfriend and the boyfriend.
It’s about time we all meet each other’s plus ones! anndddd, Congrats to Chad and Marfori! 😀
We had dinner at Century Mall.
My go – to Lunchout Idea! — Kimchi Rice with Wagyu Cubes!! Oh my GOD. This is the kind of food you crave for. ❤ ❤ ❤
Because sometimes all a girl needs is a quiet talk with her friends, a beer in their hand and some frankness and laughter combined.
I am back!! At long last.. I am deeply excited to share with you that… tuhn-tuhn-tuhn-tuhnnnn.. I am finally a Masteral Graduate of Ateneo Graduate School of Business! 😀
Sooooo, I’ve decided to share with you the entire MBA experience, from the classes to the professors. Basically, I will be just listing down the classes, my professors & what I remember from the subject.
If you are just about to enroll, then unfortunately you will not be able to get the Legendary Class of Prof Rex — She was famous because well, you have no choice but to take her class. She’s the only one teaching the subject. However, she retired 2 years ago.
Midterms – Spontaneous Speech. Each student gets to pick one question from the jar. One will be given 3 minutes to prepare. You are also given 3 whole minutes for your speech. What did I get? ‘If you are to die now, What will you say to Saint Peter to convince him to let you in?’ and, I got a 98 for this! Yayy!
Finals – Hero Theme. Each group is given a value that they need to build a story on. & our group got a Magis — the very foundation of Ateneo Culture. 🙂
2. Financial Accounting (Finnac) – Susana De Jesus
All I remember from this subject was it, being a very serious one. Aside from having a classmate and a group that looked very much like the korean actor from the movie Miracle in Cell No 7. Hahaha
3. Applied Mathematics (Appmath) – Presentacion Santos
You guessed it right! I’m not even in the class picture. I was absent during the last day of class for a reason I don’t even remember. 😀 The subject was hard, for most. Thus, the professor made it light with her funny antics and by lecturing us through games and other fun activities. There are two highlights for this class: One, this is where I found my Close MBA friends – you’ll see from the pictures below. Two, I had a proud moment when the professor asked us to solve a difficult problem and no one was able to except for meeee. :)) — Thus, I received a 4.0 for our Final Exam.
4. Managerial Statistics (Mastat) – Manuel Tenmatay
I picked the right professor. I have to admit, the subject was a difficult one to understand.:/ with the alpha, beta and omega equations. I will definitely recommend Professor Tenmatay. Thankful for 2 Math Wizards in our group. ::D
5. Business Ethics (Ethics) – Vincent Festin
The subject was boring and interesting at the same time. The class was all lecture and all elements contribute for it to be boring. Or probably because the subject was scheduled from 12 nn – 3pm, which is like siesta time. 😀 But, somehow — I still managed to like the subject.
6. Methods of Research (Metres) – Rizalito Gregorio
This is probably the hatest subject — of most students. It’s a real work, especially if you took Professor Ibarles — which is like attending a class, pretending strama. (which I think is a good thing for those GC students). BUT, for Professor Gregorio is also a piece of work. There are a lot of don’ts. (You cannot talk. You cannot be late, even for a minute. You cannot eat. You cannt touch your phone. You can’t smile). AND, he calls students randomly. So well, yeah. You have to be prepared when you enter his class.
7. Leadership Effectiveness (Leader) – Angelo Gregorio
By far, one of the easiest subject from the Prerequisites. As can be concluded from the course title — it’s mostly of discovering yourself, your abilities and basically what you read in Self – Help Books. You know?
Nonetheless, I enjoyed the subject, the short films, the classmates and the professor as well.
8. Managerial Accounting (Manacc) – Manuel Solomon
Everyone hates math. It’s most likely the reason why I tend to get sleepy every time — plus the fact that the class starts at 3pm! Right? No offense to Prof Solomon, but he sits most of the time during lecture. BUT, if you actually make an effort to listen attentively — you’ll learn a lot from him.
9. Information Technology for Managers (Infote) – Sandra Lovenia
One of my absolute hatest subject. One, you won’t learn anything substantially new. Two, Professor Lovenia gives the lowessst possible grade. Three, you won’t learn anything substantially new. (Yes, repeated for emphasis) — And take note, this is not just from my opinion but even from the more branier students in the class.
10. Principles and Dynamics of Management (Priman) – Nicolas Lansang Jr.
The course is a so-so for me. I learned, I participated but nothing really struck me that much. It was the type of subject that you’d like to pair with a difficult one. Professor Lansang has weekly cases that we need to prepare for a report for — which is difficult if you have lazy group mates. Although, overall — the subject was relatively ‘chill’ in a sense.
11. Human Resource Management (Humres) – Emivita Formoso
I liked the subject — but mostly because we can get away with not attending the class. 😀 There are, however, weekly reporting. Every group is tasked to prepare but only 1 group will present. And, well — we usually leave the class when the presenting group is announced & it happens to be — NOT OURS. 🙂
12. Financial Management (Finman) – Carmencita Garcia
If you are afraid of Financial Statements, then this is definitely a subject you wouldn’t look forward to. Aside from that, the Professor is a piece of work too! You also have to come to class prepared as she will be asking random students.
For our finals, each group invited a guest who is considered an expert on a specific topic. But beware, as the Professor will inject some showbiz chika regarding the speaker, IN FRONT of the speaker. So, Imagine when I invited the CFO of PAL — & he was questioned about the principles & values of his boss and accusations regarding the PAL – SMC deal. Imagine my embarrassment and horror, having invited him myself. GAD.
13. Applied Management Science (Mansci) – Edgar Legaspi
One of my hatest subject because of the level of difficulty. This is the type of subject where no matter how many times you read the sample problem, or no matter how much you study for an exam, you’ll surely fail it unless you’re innately born for Management Science, for that matter. Nonetheless, I like Professor Legaspi. He was not threatening at all, given how intimidating the subject is.
14. Economics for Managers (Ecoman) – Presentacion Santos
No matter how much I try to be good at economics, I fail. I love the subject and how complicated and each & every single thing affects the economy and the principles behind the subject. BUT, it doesn’t mean that the subject became easy. I would love to be good at the economics, period. I’m far from being good at it though.
15. Operations Management (Opeman) – Apolinar Ng
This is one of my all time favorite subjects! As I was able to directly apply what we learn from the 4 walls of our classroom to literally everyday tasks at work. No kidding! The class and our Professor, Sir Poly made it really interesting to evaluate and dissect our everyday operational activities that affects the bottom-line and the business activities.
16. Leading Organizational Change (Leadoc) – Ma. Luisa Moguel
BLAH. — exactly what this subject is. I picked this subject as my elective class, which is such a disappointment. I was supposed to get Brand Marketing but there were no slots, that’s why I ended up with this. I.DID.NOT.LEARN.ANYTHING.AT.ALL.
Finals — Fieldtrip to BSP and write about it. What the hell right? What does that have to do with anything? I didn’t even attend this trip.
17. Marketing Management (Markma) – Emilio Macasaet III
If you are trying to expand your connections and would love to hear talks from speakers known in their own fields — then take this subject under Professor Macasaet. Sounds familiar? He is known for his Training Company — Mansmith & Fielders Inc. I, for one learned a great deal from the speakers! It’s like getting free trainings without the certificate. Haha.
18. Entrepreneurship (Entrep) – George Fong
This is my other elective class. I don’t know if it’s me having an undergraduate degree on the subject — but I didn’t learn anything new.
19. Strategic Management (Strama) – Leveric Ng
EVERYONE is afraid of this last and final course in MBA. — The subject that will all lead to the thesis and defense (that will eventually result to your success or failure). GAH. Imagine the horror of going to class.
I chose Professor Leveric Ng since he has this reputation that NONE of his students ever failed the subject since he started teaching Strama. WOAHHH Right? Such a clean record to break. More pressure to his students! The good thing about his class is — there’s a submission of a part of the paper every class. Thus, you get to build your paper, little by little. Feedback & criticisms will be given immediately (so you have time o edit your paper and ppt). He replies regularly, even during the wee hours. He is frank and understanding at the same time. THOUGH, He hates students who are lazy and submits / presents in class with little or no effort at all.
The whole Strama Defense is due for another post. 😀
Forgive my photos for being so blurry. I only retrieved it from Facebook,, with such a poor quality.
There’s a new Korean Restaurant along the crowded Aguirre!
We ordered Ala Carte Plain Samgyupsal for Php 250 and Seoul Soy Sauce for Php 280. I prefer the plain one. The Seoul Soy Samgyupsal was too salty.
And was FULL. I only ate the plain ones. ❤
We managed to sneak out during our Lunch Period. 🙂 Poblacion again.
Check out their menu!
And here’s our order:
Classic Beef Kebab, Classic Chicken Kebab, Spicy Chicken Kebab and Chipotle Chicken.
Poblacion Crawl it is! Now trying Smokeyard in Poblacion!
We all ordered their Lunch Special of Pulled Pork with Iced Tea and Rice for only Php 125.
It was deadly satisfying! Pulled Pork was tasty and filling at the same time and was affordable too.
Lunch Group was appeased and gratified!