Archive for April, 2015

Cafe Namoo

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

I am no coffee person and it would be unusual for me to go invite people in a place like that. But I just did! ๐Ÿ™‚

I really got intrigued with the place. Sheryl and I had been talking about visiting there one day where she could enjoy her coffee and I would be like complaining why I paid that much for a coffee. LOL.

After chowtime, we visited Cafe Namoo nearby. I got excited for a fact that I need not pay for it and I could order just about anything. How exciting is that?

i miss them both :-(

i miss them both ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

NICOLE'S

NICOLE’S

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I honestly don’t know what coffee I had. I just told them to get me anything.

This place is an ideal place to hang out with friends. I personally think that the place is great. It’s just that you see the walls with writings. There are writings everywhere. On the table, there are papers hanging above your head. It’s just so uncomfortable and this place will look like trash in a few years if they don’t get rid of the papers everywhere anytime soon.

I am so sorry but I personally think that a cafe like this should just have 1 freedom board. Not let people write anywhere. It’s dirty to look at, messy and just plain disturbing!

It bothers me that even the tables where we put our coffee had writings on them. I know I am anti-social, whatever…..

This kind of thing is so in today that everyone might think its cool. I just dont. Sue me!!!

I reminded myself to enjoy and forget the trash around me. I am ย in the company of 3 people that are just close to my heart.

Mina though she’s miles away will always be in my heart. I love working with her. I like the fact that she treated me like her sister. I hope I had her guts. She deserves whatever she has today.

I will forever find comfort with Lovely and Nicole. They are on my list of my favorite people on earth.

Thanks for the friendship…. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chowtime

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Restaurants

Chowtime is a Filipino-Asian Restaurant located at City Time Square, NRA. I got the chance to go there a few months ago with two of my closest friends from work.

We practically no longer work together but we see each other whenever we have the chance. Mina is currently working in Dubai and Lovely is still with my previous employer. So, when Mina visited the country last year, she invited us out.

Our feet brought us here at Chowtime. I honestly didn’t like to try yet another Filipino restaurant but I had two people with me who were not very experimental with foods. I am fine with that for as long as I have never set foot on that same restaurant.

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The restaurant didn’t have any diners when we got there. It made me think that maybe, just maybe, it is just your average restaurant. I was hoping I will be surprise with the food. The food had to be good.

The interior. It looks cozy. I am no fan of anything red but its fine with me :-)

The interior. It looks cozy. I am no fan of anything red but its fine with me ๐Ÿ™‚

There is nothing special inside. The tables and chairs are normal. NOthing exciting. It is very clean though.

Mina belonged... LOL. With Lovely and her daughter, Nicole.

Mina belonged… LOL. With Lovely and her daughter, Nicole.

Presenting our food…

Bam-I at 190 pesos... My mother's Bam-I is way better. But this one is good compared to other restaurants. This one stands out. It's just that this menu is always present in every family occasion that we have. That explains why I can never find Bam-i exciting.

Bam-I at 190 pesos… My mother’s Bam-I is way better. But this one is good compared to other restaurants. This one stands out. It’s just that this menu is always present in every family occasion that we have. That explains why I could never find Bam-i exciting.

Shanghai Rice Platter @ 180 pesos. Good for 2-3 pax

Shanghai Rice Platter @ 180 pesos. Good for 2-3 pax

Chili Squid Adobo @ 220.00 pesos. Spicy and yet Mina loves it.

Chili Squid Adobo @ 220.00 pesos. Spicy and yet Mina loves it.

King Prawn @ 280 pesos. Only about 4 pcs with this price? Don't you think its too much?

King Prawn @ 280 pesos. Only about 4 pcs with this price? Don’t you think its too much?

and introducing their best seller Bilad 1 Special at 380 pesos. Chicken, Chicken, chicken... I lab it!!!

and introducing their best seller Bilao 1 Special at 380 pesos. Chicken, Chicken, chicken… I lab it!!!

Mango, corn shake @ 95.00 pesos. I had this  for a drink and this is my favorite :-)

Ice cream shake @ 120 ย pesos. I had this for a drink and this is my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

Mango corn Shake @ 95.00 pesos

Mango corn Shake @ 95 ย pesos

Nicole had magnum after dinner because its her favorite. I would love to have one too but I was too full and we were planning to go try the coffee shop next door. ๐Ÿ™‚

I advise foreigners to try this restaurant if you want to try Filipino foods . I am not very impressed but that doesn’t mean that this is not a good restaurant. It’s just that I’ve been to almost all Filipino restaurant in Mactan. I am not craving for it. I want something different and out of the ordinary.

Its quiet...

Its quiet…

They have very good staffs. They attended to us right away. :-)

They have very good staffs. They attended to us right away. ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the downside of blogging late is that your blog will end up uneventful. This entry I warn you will be boring as hell but I want to blog about it nonetheless. I am just going to show 2 pictures of an event I attended June of last year and I hope that the pictures will be enough as I have so little recollection of the event .

The company had to pay 5,000 pesos for a team of 5 and we had to decorate the slippers in the most creative way we could. Lucky for us we have Kim to do all the work.

Showing you our slippers. The design reminded me of Sinulog. They were cute...

Showing you our slippers. The design reminded me of Sinulog. They were cute…

We had to finish a 5km route with 1 pit stop in every route. We played 5 classic Filipino games I am sure you are familiar with. We played Kabaw-kabaw, skipping rope, chinese garter. We even played Maria went to Crimson which is just like Maria went to town and we dressed up in snorkeling gears and life vest with matching umbrella and a basket of fruits. I don’t have any pictures of me completing each pit stop because I was too busy trying to catch up with my other teammates.

The event was for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga. It’s helping and having fun all at the same time. It was fun and I realized just how clumsy and lousy I am. Thank you!

I think they will have another round of this event this year. I hope they will be able to organize it better. Last year was not as organize as I expected but it was great. I had fun.

Look at our slippers. hehehe

Look at our slippers. hehehe

They also had a contest of the best slipper design. People working for Havaianas won, not so surprising huh? Whatever, we were there to just have fun anyway. Who cares!

A few more months and its going to be June again. If the company will join this year, I will have to make a pass. ๐Ÿ™‚

Remember when I attended an event in Waterfront a few years back? It was not a very good memory right? It was nothing exceptional. It was grand yeah, with all those hoteliers and guests wearing cocktail dresses. But to me it was a horrible night ย with an even more ghastly outfit.

Last year I got another chance to attend and I was never sorry. It was like me being in Paris. The event had a Parisian theme. You know with all those kind of lights and an Eiffel Tower to complete the vibe. It was unforgettable!

This is a real person that looks like a statue. Isn't it cool? They are like the guards of Luneta who look like faux people because they don't really move

This is a real person that looks like a statue. Isn’t it cool? They are like the guards of Luneta who look like faux people because they don’t really move

The guy at my back never moved for like 30 minutes. How did he do that?

The guy at my back never moved for like 30 minutes. How did he do that?

;-)

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A song was played while we were eating. We were at the very front row.

A song was played while we were eating. We were at the very front row.

LOL

LOL

Miss Ann and I after the event

Miss Ann and I after the event

I could have shown you more of the event but then I don’t know where are the other photos taken. The event was decorated so nicely you would think you were really in Paris.

One of the best Waterfront Party ever.

I’ve attended countless events of Moevenpick but this one by far was the best. It was a night of overflowing wine and a foods that were to die for. Unluckily, I can’t show the buffet table because I for your information no longer have a camera. Its no longer functional and I am still waiting until I have enough money to have it fixed.

I can show you though some of the photos taken by Roselyn.

I am a meat person. So expect a boring plate. It's delicious though. I commend the chef's effort. Highly satisfying

I am a meat person. So expect a boring plate. It’s delicious though. I commend the chef’s effort. Highly satisfying

I realize after the event  that a brown overcoat no matter how light is no good match for a red dress. Black could have been better.

I realize after the event that a brown overcoat no matter how light is no good match for a red dress. Black could have been better.

Neither are red and blue a good combination.

Neither are red and blue a good combination.

I'd like to wear something like this one day:-)

I’d like to wear something like this one day:-)

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Hide-san and I. He is a very very good boss. I miss working with him. He is just one of the kindest boss I ever had. I will always go back to the times when he all treated us as his family. They are so lucky to have him as their boss. If only I had the courage to leave, I still would have chosen to work with him. After all I've learned so much from him

Hide-san and I. He is a very very good boss. I miss working with him. He is just one of the kindest boss I ever had. I will always go back to the times when he all treated us as his family. They are so lucky to have him as their boss. If only I had the courage to leave, I still would have chosen to work with him. After all I’ve learned so much from him

I said goodbye to Hide-san at a party with a hug. I could only praise him for being such a good boss. I almost cried because I also miss Lovely, Noy Romy, Reniel and even Ma’am Marcela.I had so much fun with them. They make work easier and a lot less stressful. I MISS THEM…

Our company was invited in one of the events at Plantation December of last year. Since none of my bosses could I attend, I came to represent the company.

It was were I run into a friend in high school. We’re not really friends, friends but we were classmates you know. I was completely shock when I saw her. It took me minutes to finally recognize her. She changed so much.

She was one of the prettiest girl way back when. She was sexy too. I just can’t help but admire her. But when I saw her. It made me think how motherhood could change someone so much. She’s not that pretty anymore, not that kikay like I remember her. But there is something within her that shines thru. I could tell she is happy. A happy mother and a happy wife perhaps. At the back of her mind I know she was guessing that I might still be single. Perpetually single.

Its odd to see someone around and have them look at you from head to toe. You know its kinda awkward.

Anyway, I didn’t look bad myself.

There's something merry about this Santa chair...

There’s something merry about this Santa chair…

The pink bag is from Mina. She gave that as pasalubong from Dubai.

The pink bag is from Mina. She gave that as pasalubong from Dubai.

Love it!

Love it!

I learned from Ate Bilyn that you should try to dress well everywhere, anywhere. Who knows that a person from your past will suddenly see you. It is highly important to always look presentable.

I am not done with my room yet. I have no idea until when I will have everything completed. It still needed a lot of work . Like I am not able to buy that crystal Chandelier I was so crazy about. Every time I get the chance to visit at HandyMan in Parkmall. I often check if my favorite chandelier is still there. Hopefully, I will be able to buy it before the year ends. I ย I can’t afford it this time. I will try that December this year.

I have lots of plan. But I won’t reveal all just yet! It’s gonna be a surprise.

Here’s what I currently have in my room in addition to what I purchased last December 2013.

This drawer was custom- made for me. I was disappointed that it was so high it made the room look even more smaller.

This drawer was custom- made for me. I was disappointed that it was so high it made the room look even more smaller.

I bought this at Jmall. It is not expensive. I am very satisfied to have purchased this. It served its purpose.

I bought this at Jmall. It is not expensive. I am very satisfied to have purchased this. It served its purpose.

All my favorite books, mostly self-help books. I am planning to collect more from famous authors. I have Miriams "Stupid is Forever" to add to this collection

All my favorite books, mostly self-help books. I am planning to collect more from famous authors. I have Miriams “Stupid is Forever” to add to this collection

My vanity. Noticed the white and pink flowers on it? Don't you love it? I do.

My vanity. Noticed the white and pink flowers on it? Don’t you love it? I do.

Lovely's gift. Her pasalubong for me :-)

Lovely’s gift. Her pasalubong for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Ate Jen's pasalubong from Singapore

Ate Jen’s pasalubong from Singapore

My bed. I am planning to purchase a decorative mirror I saw at parkmall to replace my picture above. But I don't know if that's even a good idea. But its really cute. I have to think about it over again. And who knows, I might have that soon

My bed. I am planning to purchase a decorative mirror I saw at parkmall to replace my picture above. But I don’t know if that’s even a good idea. But its really cute. I have to think about it over again. And who knows, I might have that soon

I want to finish decorating my room before I finally decide to go to Hongkong. I am considering it and I know I will surely miss this room.

I am just happy that it turned out just the way I wanted it to be. If i had a bigger room. I would want a couch. But then again I don’t. I’ll have to stick with what my room can accommodate.