Safe travels and Godspeed to my future chef cousin and Dylan’s and Maddy’s Uncle Sonny who is NY bound. Woo-hoo! Proud Ate here. I am going to miss the crazy times and I’m just happy that the future is bright for the cuz.
Oh, to be a kid again!
The Lego Certified Store at the newly constructed Kidzania building opened its doors last week. Having grown up with these kinds of toys I just had to rush to the store, and on a weekday!
Everything is awesome! Pure eye candy everywhere…
As I went on opening day, I was able to buy the Spiderman Lego within the allowable limit. I also got the Valentine’s dinner set as freebie for a minimum purchase of P3000.
I went back to the store earlier for a more complete experience. (The first pics are from earlier.) And to find the Hulk per request of the nephew. And to have the keychains engraved.
I was not able to have the keychains I bought from Hobbes and Landes engraved because I didn’t buy them from the store. Sayang because the gold one is too pretty not to have anything engraved. My reaction is exactly the same as the Hulk expression in the middle keychain.
Because of that unfortunate experience and as I already bought what I came for and in order to avoid more mindless spending, I won’t be coming back to the store anytime soon. Unless they say that they can engrave my keychains. Or when my little nephew wants to go.
Update 5/20: My not-so creative entry to that 20 bricks that represented education of World Vision Phils. Of course I had to involve Anna, Elsa and Olaf!
I couldn’t let this day pass without greeting a happy mother’s day –
To Mama: mother of two and lola of two, my contant companion and sometimes driver
I share to you these flowers on your special day.
Just got back from one of the best staycations I ever had at the Ace Hotel and Suites.
Located in the same building which houses the Ace Water Spa in Kapitolyo, Pasig, Ace Hotel and Suites is definitely a go-to place for those who want to hangout more in the area. There are a lot of restos to discover in Kapitolyo, plus the new mall in the block, the Estancia in Capitol Commons is just nearby.
Of course, I used the Belle De Jour coupon which entitled me to P2000 discount off the regular rate. The rate includes the complimentary spa and breakfast for two, so it is sulit. We got the twin deluxe room this time.
It was also the perfect time to go to the much reviewed Kanto Freestyle Breakfast and ended up going there for our meals. Love that a meal costs an average and budget friendly P95.
Partially stranded dinner time last night because of the storm
My friend and I went to the spa pool on Sunday morning, which I do recommend because of fewer guests. Plus there is really something about working out in the morning that keeps the energy up.
This time, we spent a lot of time in the room drinking a bit of the complimentary wine, and just chillin. Plus, breakfast buffet is on the 8th floor which meant more space for the hotel guests. As usual, bitin but we made sure we have a fab time.
Till next year!
It’s the season of wearing flipflops once again and this time, Havaianas celebrates its 10th year with its Make Your Own Havaianas event, Hawaiian style.
As usual, I got crazy and these are my pairs:
I’m not so crazy about the third pair with the Slim light pink sole, ice blue strap and hula girl pins, but I say it’s still pretty decent. I will probably sell or give this as a gift.
Update 5/10: I have a fourth pair! I really have to give away some of my old Havs. Top light pink sole, metallic gold strap, Aloha, hula girl and ukelele pins.
Now I update with my fave food of late.
Fave burger: Tried different brands of late but my fave now is this bacon and mushroom burger from Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. I like that the burger is grilled and with the right amount of bacon and mushroom. It’s the sauce that gives this burger it’s unique sweet flavor.
Latest discovery: Tim Ho Wan’s pork buns. The reason why people line up in this 3 Michellin star resto. Plus the dimsum is also really good.
Posting my latest fave sweet treats
Best cronut: Wildflour’s Dulce de leche cronut. Now I know why this is the best seller. This coming from a forever chocolate fan.
Fave cookie: Dean and Deluca’s salted double chocolate cookie. With the right amount of sweetness, this cookie makes me come back for more!
Fave cake (local): Mary Grace’s Chocolate truffle cake. When I’m not having their ensaymada con chocolate, I will be having their cake of the day. Their chocolate truffle cake is a perfect match of my fave flavors.
Runner-up: Mary Grace’s Chocolate mousse cake. Light and fluffy with the right amount of sweetness.
Fave shake: Triple O’s Cookies and cream milkshake. The reason why I keep going to this new resto is definitely for this sweet treat. The homemade ice cream is not so sweet, with a generous amount of Oreo crumbs.
Can’t see the pistachio ice cream from here though…