Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tokyo Cafe

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Our early dinner at Tokyo Cafe last 14th was a combination of Valentine and early Birthday celebration. We chose the branch at Piazza in Venice, McKinley because the place is a lot less crowded than the regular malls in the metro.
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The place was bright and roomy... great interiors (I love the hardwood floors)... and neat table setting...

Tokyo Cafe
(Loco Moco)

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(Wafu Hamburg)
Their burger patties were very filling. A little on the bland side but I guess that is healthier when there is a lot less sodium.

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(Mushroom and Garlic pizza)
Their pizza is divine! Now this is something I can rave about! The crust is so thin and crispy... the tomato paste is just the right sourness... the cheese is gooey chewy... and the mushrooms and garlic bits are generous in amount on each slice!
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I'd be back if only for their delicious pizza. I would love to try the other flavors on the menu. I would have to admit though that I do not quite get it why there is Tokyo in the name... The food we tried pretty much tasted like your regular American.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

KFC Twister

I tried this for meryenda the other day and I was suprised at how filling it was! I should have had this for lunch instead!

Don't let the seemingly small size fool you. It is packed with stuffing that is tasty, and very flavorful, though it could use a lot less salt, if you ask me. It was like pizza in a pita!

I will have this again, for sure. But as a snack no more.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Parker Pen

I have always been a Parker Jotter pen fan ever since I can remember. I don't know why but I have always preferred Parker to other brands, however more expensive the others may be. Surely, the other brands are just as durable and of great quality, too, but there is something in the Parker Jotter's classic style that I like.

My pen has to be the clicker ballpoint type and has to have a clip, just like all Parkers do. And it has to fit perfectly in my hand the way only the Jotter can.

I love Parker. It has been my writing companion for decades and will always be.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Luk Yuen Revisited: Dimsum

Luk Yuen is also a great place for meryenda and brunches. We were able to try their dimsum treats and we all liked them.
Siopao Asado of Luk Yuen
Siopao Asado.... check!

Pork Siomai .... check!

Shrimp Dumplings
Shrimp dumplings... double check!

Taro Balls
The taro puff was something new for us and we liked it, too! Crisp taro coating on the outside and chewy pork filling inside!
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Don't let these little jewels fool you. They are small to the sight but definitely heavy on the belly. We would have wanted to order more but our stomachs can only take so much.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I love corn. Corn is so versatile you can almost find it anywhere... corn muffins... corn soup... cornflakes... cornmeal... corndogs... cornbread .... maja blanco... popcorn... corn chips... mais con yelo....
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But for me, the best way to enjoy corn is the traditional way... on the cob!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This snack bar in Shoppesville Mall Greenhills is one of the perfect spots to make a quick stop when you get tired from too much walking and shopping.

We tried their nachos with everything in it and we loved it. Crunchy, cheesy, and big in taste. We will try their tacos on our next visit, that's for sure.

Monday, February 14, 2011

X-mini for Valentine's Day

Rebecca stared at it for a long time, wondering what it might be. I told her it was the Valentine gift from my Valentine and showed her how it works.

I have always wanted to have one for my ipod touch so I was so glad when Hubby got me one for Valentine's! He was asking me what I wanted and I hinted that I wanted something red and something small and pretty like a flower. Well, he got it right... it was red, indeed... and small and pretty... defnitely not a flower but way better!

I love my x-mini... it is very easy to use and convenient to bring along. .. No tangling connection wires, no cords to plug and it has its own power source because it is rechargeable!


And most importantly, sound is great! The x-mini does deliver.
Happy Valentine's Day to all! Spread the love and cheers today and everyday!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Coach Wristlets

Almost, though not quite... but how can I resist; they are too pretty!


Dogs will always be dogs. No matter how squeaky clean we keep them by bathing them every week, keeping them away from muddy places, making sure they stay inside the house, fleas and ticks will always somehow find their way into them, or shall I say, onto them!

And discovering Frontline Plus is the best thing ever when it comes to fighting off these pests!

It is easy to apply... it is mess-free... and best of all, it works!

Friday, February 11, 2011

National Bookstore's Bestseller List

I drop by National Bookstore every so often to look at their Bestsellers list so I would know if there are new books that interest me enough to make me either buy or download online, as ebook or audiobook. I have read two from this list, downloaded one, will download another one still, and will probably buy the one at the top of the list.
Does anything in the list catch your fancy?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria

This was our first visit to Joey Pepperoni Pizza Parlor, SM Bicutan branch. Although the place is small, the tables weren't cramped and the leatherette chairs were comfortable.

We tried their lunch meals which came with a glass of iced tea, reasonably priced at 99php. Hubby ordered the Hungarian Sausage rice and I picked the Pasta Bolognese.
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Serving size is a bit small for the hungry diner, but over all, food was okay. I am not exactly jumping up and down over it but 'twas alright. I am quite positive that we would be back sometime soon. And next time, I will make sure to try their pizzas. Afterall, it is a pizzeria, right?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Starbucks' Banoffee Pie

I am surely one of the very few who go to Starbucks not for the caffeine fix but for the sugar fix. I love SB's Banoffee Pie! All the way from its cream topping, to its banana filling slathered with generous amount of toffee, down to the firm graham crust! All the flavors and the textures blend together to give me that perfect bite each time I dig my spoon into it.
It is just the right size for me. Sharing is not an option, by the way. :)

The Toffee Nut Latte went well with the pie. I would have been happy and contented, though, even without it.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Beard Papa's Cream Puffs

I have read and heard about this a long time ago; yet, it was only lately that I got to try it. And my, I have been missing so much all this time! And since that first time, I have been tripping back to Beard Papa's whenever I can.
The bag says it all... it is fresh and natural... Each puff is filled with the cream only upon ordering. I love the baked puff shells that go perfectly with the not so sweet but oh so creamy custard cream filling!

It takes a lot of self restraint whenever I buy a bag of these heavenly goodies to keep myself from munching on 'em right away because I chill them first. I enjoy them more when chilled.