EAT EVIA: Red Lobster


Let’s cut to the chase! We went to Evia Lifestyle Center for some l – o – b – s – t – e – r!!

For their welcome treats, they are giving this parmesan bread? which is bland? the flavors are just at the top and the bread is a bit dry inside.

We ordered the Honey and Blue Cheese Salad for Php 450 which I wasn’t able to take a picture. πŸ˜€ so we ordered some meat.

Chops New Orleans for Php 495 – Pork Chop, Shrimp, Cajun, Butter Sauce, Pico de Gallo and Wild Rice.

and a bit of Chicken Fingers and Shrimp Poppers for Php 450 with Honey Mustard

and the rockstar of the whole restaurant!! And Ultimate Feast for Php 2,500 each. Main Lobster Tail, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp Scampi, Fries, Wild Rice, Veggies and Butter Sauce. I am all about the shrimp that’s why it caught my attention more than the crab!!

The ultimate feast is Good for 2. You can stretch it to three if you have other viands to share with. 😊

Happy sharing a feast with your family or your apecial someone. 😍

BOOK: A different kind of December by Lesley Jones


GOODREADS: December 1st… A time to reflect and remember for Georgia, and also, she’s decided, this year will be a time for change. Starting with high emotion on the anniversary of the day that changed her life and ending on a loud, raucous and raunchy Christmas night, we get a little dip into the lives of some of the Carnage Series favorite characters.

This is probably one of my favorite series. ❀ I love Cam but not as much as Sean — but it all gets tangled some way or another. Anyone would wish they are fucking G. (well, except for the deaths in her family) but she is one lucky gal for being loved by so many.

And though I love Sean so much, I am really happy for George and cam for finally being able to start their own family, raising their children in peace. I love that Jimmie and Ash are still a part of their lives & her insanely protective brothers. ❀

MORE PLEASE. ❀

EVERYDAY: Mother’s Day ’19


This is one of the most important days every year where we can treat our moms extra extra special. ❀

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The parentals. πŸ˜€

Zong’s food was the perfect match to this eventful day. ❀

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The two mothers in our life. ❀

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Let everyday be Mother’s Day. ❀ ❀ ❀

EVERYDAY: Father’s Day ’19


Father’s deserve to be celebrated too! I’m too guilty of this. I am grateful for my mom for everything that sometimes I often forget fathers do their hardwork.

We had some Italian food, pastas and pizza are the best!

And some more family pictures to make it seem a legit celebration of dads!

EVERYDAY: Cecil’s 60th


Life is always a celebration right? so when you have the chance to thank the heavens for 60 years of life on this earth — you do it. You do it with the people that matters to you.

So here’s a rundown of what happened:

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The celebrant in an all-white outfit.

Of course with some of our close relatives.

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We had some games, some trivias and some video that the celebrant is currently watching.

There were some band and some dance instructors to entertain the oldies. πŸ˜›

My family. ❀

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And my love, ❀

Happy Birthdayyyy, Nang!

Venue: Marqui, BGC.

EVERYDAY: Christmas 2018


It’s that glorious time of the year when we see relatives we don’t even know existed, non stop meal preparations, scavenger hunt for the perfect gift for our loved ones, glamming up for three four five reunions, house decorations and who will ever miss out on binge drinking? What could possibly be a more perfect excuse?

As you may have notice on my yearly post regarding Christmas – we always celebrate the birthday of my aunt. This time, at Acaci at Acacia Hotel in Alabang.Β 

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Okay, so I don’t know why the picture is a little bit distorted. :/ Anyway, food was good. I love how bright, sunny the ambiance is. Standouts for me would be the lava cake and the buttered garlic shrimp of course.<3 And, this is the first time wine was included in the one round set of drinks. – Grabbed! πŸ™‚

This year is quite different. We didn’t have the salubong in our house. It’s a bit sad that we weren’t able to do our tradition knowing it will be my last undivided holiday. But what can I do? there were 2 situations that we are experiencing at the moment: we didn’t have help and all of us in the family are sick and my brother just got out of the hospital the day before Christmas. My sister, her husband and their new baby was also advised to stay at home.

BUT! Gift giving and family pictures is a must of course.

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So it’s just us four. ❀

 

And since everyone was not quite feeling well, and the parents are sleepy already, we opened the gifts at 11pm. Haha. πŸ˜€

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Thank you officemates. ❀ Booty Band from Ms. Rose as our exchange gift, ‘hello eco bag from Ms. Rose too, utensils from our GM, Bath Origins hand sanitizer from Rhina, Blue Pouch from Loreen, Room and Linen Spray from Marfori, Purple Scarf from Olive, Peach Scarf from Shaun, Personalized Keychain from Arrian, Cord Organizer from Wendy, Pink Eco Bag from Erika, Notepad from Liz, Pen & Bookmark from Cross, Mermaid Pen from Aileen, Mug from Veron, Glass with Chocolates from Jamie, Puto from Cathie and Lengua from Neli. Thanks, guys!

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Thank you, former officemates! ❀ Gray Top from Ms. Grace and Hubby, Lip Gloss and Brush from Lei, Notebook from Ms. Donns, Keychain from Virge and Lip Tint from Ms. Lolit.

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Gray Sweater from Ninong Al and Ninang Irma, H&M Dress and Sunnies lipstick from Ninang Baby and 3 books from Ate Ivy. ❀ love them all!

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Thank you Roxy for the earrings & salted caramel crunch, Ninong Jobee for the perfume, Pillowcase from Tita Achu and Echo assorted items from Alex and Good! ❀

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My mom knows my style so well. ❀ in clothes! Hihihi. ❀ Thank you for the matching white vest and shorts, ma! and personalized pouch. I cannot never have too many personalized items. ❀

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Thank you, siblings! I can really use them. ❀ Corduroy Pants from my brother, and highwaisted shorts from my sister and hubby! ❀

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Rattan bag also from my Mom! ❀ now, all I have to do is to plan a beach getaway!!

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Thank you, J1 loves! ❀ Uniqlo white top from our exchange gift, CMG pouch from Nicole, China blue lotion from Jaja and Marc, reusable bottle and pouch from Pam and Crinkles from Panda. Thanks, guys! ❀

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Last but not the least, my aid in keeping my now unruly hair most of the time, Babyliss hair iron from my love. ❀ ❀ ❀ Thank you, babe!

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My handsome date during our traditional christmas buffet at Cafe 1228 at New World Hotel. ❀ ❀ ❀ This will be the last time we will be spending Christmas early! I love you so much.

J1’s Christmas get together at Locavore and a very tita moment followed at Plantation Bar. ❀ :/

Lunchies Christmas thing at Happy Garden Cafe. ❀

Christmas Dinner with my previous officemates at Conti’s. ❀

I sometimes wish we could all go back to when we were all complete. Everyone was enjoying each other’s company with my sister, undivided holiday too. With Ate Eulah here in the Philippines, with both my grandmas alive and ‘ta alice. :/ 😦

But all negative emotions aside, thank you thank you thank you for all the gifts. πŸ™‚

See you all next year for a more memorable Christmas! ❀

BOOK: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert


Goodreads: When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support. But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.

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You know what I love about the book? It’s very open. ❀ It talks about sexuality, homosexuals, race, family, friendship, knowing yourself and being okay with it. ❀ ❀ ❀

Highlights:

  • I know how easy it is to believe you’re doing the right thing if you say it to yourself often enough.
  • It makes me think there’ll never be a time when we question our bond.
  • Maybe you’re bi. maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re somewhere on the spectrum. Bi.. queer… it doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re happy. Just make sure you don’t let anyone tell you what you are. People can be real assholes about labels.
  • I will never be done with you. Ever.

 

I recommend this book. ❀ It’s a 4/5 for me.

EAT ALABANG: JUST THAI


It seems like I’ve been eating thai food pretty constant. Ain’t it? No complaints though.

 

Crispy Catfish Salad is simply THE BOMB. Always loved this one. ❀

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Chicken Noodle Soup for Php 220 – I wasn’t able to try this but according to my sister, it works pretty well for her. πŸ™‚

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Tom Yum for Php 200 – It is generously lathered with Seafood and Chicken. (Seafood, Clams, Shrimp, Squid and Fish)

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Moo Grob at Php 290 – Crispy Pork Belly.

2017_0417_14463300Β Pandan Chicken at Php 310

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Pad Thai at Php 290

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Seafood in Basil at Php 300

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Sizzling Tofu & Mushrooms at Php 260

2017_0417_14491500Β Squid in Garlic at Php 320

 

Happy Mother’s Day to these two. ❀

 

BOOK: GOODBYE DAYS by JEFF ZENTNER


What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost?

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GOODREADS: ‘One day Carver Briggs had it allβ€”three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts.

The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, Eli, and Blake were killed in a car crash.

Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident, and he’s not the only one. Eli’s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. And Mars’s father, a powerful judge, is pressuring the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver’s actions.

Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her to share their memories and say a proper goodbye to his friend.’

  • Death steals everything except our stories
  • Funny how people move through this world leaving little pieces of their story with the people they meet, for them to carry. Makes you wonder what’d happen if all those people put their puzzle pieces together.
  • Sometimes pain makes us do bizarre things.
  • – I like the relationship of Blake and the grandma. How he spent saturday morning with her fishing although they are bad at fishing, just so they can bond together.
  • What do you think it takes to keep you out of heaven?
  • I think the only person who knows someone completely is that person. And even then, not always.
  • We go about our lives doing everything we can to keep from looking silly.
  • No one knows how anybody lives through anything. People just do.
  • I wish I’d held on to every moment with him the way a drowning person holds a life preserver.
  • What if there’s a god who’s so much bigger and more powerful than anything that he build universes like ships in bottles, and no matter how far you look or reach, you can’t see or tough outside the bottle?
  • For the most part, you don’t hold the people you love in your heart because they rescued you from drowning or pulled you from a burning house. Mostly you hold them in your heart because they save you, in a million quiet and perfect ways from being alone.
  • Nobility has a funny way of disappearing when accountability raises its ugly head.
  • Have you ever done something similar to this with your own parents? where you tell them who you are?Β 

EVERYDAY: 60th of Baby


It was indeed a surprise. πŸ™‚ I think this is the first time I actually witnessed a ‘supposed to be’ a suprise party come to life and actually bring tears! Good job for the liars in the family. πŸ˜€

Venue: Azumi Botique Hotel

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The celebrant and her gifts.

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Birthday Celebrant and her current officemates

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The Birthday Celebrants and her Long Time Friends

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The Celebrant and Relatives

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The Celebrant and the young ones. πŸ™‚

GAMES: Guess the Song, Get to know Baby

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And lastly, blowing of the candles….

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Happy Birthday, Nang! We ❀ you!

EAT BF: WICKED DOGS


They opened 2014 and I only got to try them last weekend. πŸ˜€ how unfortunate! HAHA.

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Orders? Been publishing posts – TIRED and I want to sleep already. :/ Will just be dumping photos here. πŸ˜€

Three of us ordered the Taco Dog for Php 125 and one Chicago Dog for Php 125.Β 

Chili con carne, bacon, onions, cheese and salsa. Pretty GOOD. πŸ™‚ – TACO

Chili con carne, pickle,relish, bacon bits, salsa and onions.

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GOOD! I’m just not the sausage slash hotdog type kind of girl.

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Today was fun! πŸ™‚ and I’m glad we did this! ❀

EVERYDAY: Enchanted Kingdom


After more than a decade, I finally step foot to this Magical Place – Horrifying when I was a kid, and it still is. πŸ˜€ I would love to try all of the rides – but some are too much for my stomach to handle. πŸ˜€ might vomit and give trauma to the other visitors as well. HAHA.

Lunch at Chubby’s First. πŸ˜€ With my <3, my brother and Roxy.

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Guess what? πŸ˜€ Finally crossed the Achor’s Away on my ‘TO TRY’. HAHAHA.

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I had fun, EK! πŸ˜€ Will go back once I muster enough courage for the other rides. πŸ˜›

EVERYDAY:JOJO’s BIRTHDAY


It’s the birthday of my rock, my guidance and the special woman in my life. πŸ™‚

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Isn’t she the prettiest?

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Buttered Scallops, Adobong Pusit, Bagnet Pakbet, Salpicao, Sinigang na Hipon and Binagoongan Bagnet. :* EVERYTHING IS WORTH THE CALORIES.

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Birthday Dinner at Corazon, Uptown Mall.

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Happy Happy Birthday, Ma! I love youuuuu.