Monday, December 29, 2008

So Long, Major...

It was time to let go... time to end his pain... time to set him free. Though it hurt , it was the best thing to do for Major.

The eight years he spent with us is enough to last us with fond memories of laughter and cheers we had with him as part of our family, our home.

Thank you, Major, for touching our lives. You will never be forgotten, I promise. And one day, we will meet again... and on that day, we will cross the Rainbow Bridge together. So long... for now...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Miss Blogging

I haven't posted new items in a while and I miss blogging so much. But it is just too impossible to do with my very hectic schedule this Yuletide season with all the guests we have from abroad.
I will be getting back to blogging soon. But for now, I would have to content myself with reading and enjoying my blogging friends' blogs.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cadbury Milk Chocolate

Cadbury is one of the locally available brands of chocolate candy that I love. It has the right amount of chocolate-y-ness and creaminess that it truly melts in your mouth and fingertips.

I was glad to see this box of dairy milk bars.... small and bite sized.... each fun sized bar stays fresh because it is individually wrapped.

Even Yotsuba couldn't resist!

This packaging will give Hershey's kisses a good competition.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Burger King

It has been quite a while since Mon and I visited Burger King. And when we passed by their Mall of Asia branch one Friday, we decided to dine in, hoping for a good eat.
The interior was bright and inviting. I was glad to see that the tables weren't crowded and the whole area wasn't cramped. There were a lot of wi-fi users seated in the farthest tables enjoying their meal and techie time.

And so we ordered... we were disappointed to find out that they don't offer bottomless drinks anymore. We used to choose BK over the rest of the burger chains precisely because of this offer.
And then our food came.....

Mon had the Whopper Jr. meal while I had the Cheese Burger with Bacon meal. And after having just visited Dayrit's before this, I would say BK let us down this time.

For the price, the burger looked so small... I couldn't find a good angle to shoot at it to show the patty itself... then, the presentation was so poor that the "palaman" looked so sloppily layered... not very appetizing, as you can see.

Finally, the taste... we used to love its grilled taste and juiciness., but there just wasn't much in it. To me, there was nothing special. I don't mind paying much for food as long as I get my money's worth.

Gee, their wi-fi was free but I couldn't get it to work with my Palm! Oh well...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I used to frequent this place decades ago when it was in its old location in the old Magallanes complex. Its burgers and its roast beef dishes have been the family's favorite. And ever since it moved to its new site in the "new" Magallanes complex, I haven't been back.... until last month.

the interiors have changed...

the prices have soared...

.... but the tender and juicy beefy goodness has stayed pretty much the same...

... the serving is big enough for a full meal... bite after bite of that beefy flavor leaves me craving for more...

There will be more trips for sure. And there are now lots more to try on their menu... But if you ask me, I'd stick with anything on the menu that has roastbeef in it.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Delifrance: My Secret Santa

My online friend, u8mypinkcookies, sent me this in the mail a couple of weeks back... and it is one of the most touching gestures I have ever received this Yuletide Season. And somehow, it helped jumpstart the season for me this year.

I decided to finally claim my treat when they were giving out the Choco Chip Almond Biscotti.

My pretty pretty biscotti treat, finally!

Thanks, Bianca. And yes, Merry Merry Christmas....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gmail Themes

I was happy that Gmail has come up with themes for their email accounts. It was getting pretty boring really using the same interface day after day after day. But now, Gmail has lots of themes that you can choose from to make your gmail account brighter and prettier!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I have heard so many raves about Chocolat cakes and I wanted to find out the truth for myself. So, off we went to Mall of Asia one Sunday to try it out. I was pleased to find that Chocolat has its own place and isn't just a booth in the mall.

Cozy bright interiors... perfect for that relaxing unhurried afternoon munch with a friend...

Chocolat has a wide array of cakes you can choose from. It was tough trying to pick just one for that day. Good thing everything is available by the slice or whole.

I ordered two slices of Death by Tablea to go. One for me, and one for my hubby.

Wow, now I need not wonder what all the rave is about. This is surely one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had... Hubby loved it too!.... soft and moist... with just the right amount of chocolatey sweetness... with that perfect kick of the pinoy tablea in every bite...

I would surely be back and I would love to try the rest of the Chocolat cakes.

Movie Night: One True Love

This is probably the only movie I have seen about amnesia that ended the way it did, and I liked it. The lead actor returns to his one true love, still in a state of amnesia, because that is what his heart is telling him to do... what can be more romantic than that.... proving that love, when true, can come more than once in a liftetime with that one true love....
..... and that love is not just a memory; it is not just in the mind but in the heart.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Manila Post Office

I have to admit, this was my first time to step into the Manila Post Office building in Lawton. And it was an amazing trip for me that day to be right inside the national landmark that I have admired only from afar.

... massive walls and pillars.... superb architecture.... high ceilings... intricate interior design.. wide spaces and corridors... it was awesome! A work of art, indeed!

An information booth greets you at the entrance.

Even the view from the inside looking out was just overwhelming for me that I had to shoot my camera away!

I wasn't quite impressed with this new addition to the structure though. But I took shots anyway...

Definitely, the Manila Post Office is one of the structures that the country should be proud of. It is landmarks like this that we should cherish as part of our national heritage. Let us love it and preserve it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Savory: The Classic Chicken

I grew up knowing only three chicken houses in the Metro... Max's... Aristocrat... and yes, Savory! And it is great to note that all three have stood the test of time and are still very much around today.

And now, even my old time favorites have invaded the malls as well! We were happy to find Savory restaurant right in Mall of Asia.

Although the interiors was bright and cheerful, it was a bit cramped and crowded so we just opted to order to-go.

I like their fold-up box for take-out orders.

Every bite off this chicken was like a blast from the past... same old taste, same old chicken goodness we have grown to love about Savory.

... same old gravy/sauce...

The pancit canton was the perfect partner for the chicken... it was some dinner we had that night!

What are you waiting for! Grab that leg and enjoy!