You know you’re getting old when birthdays hardly seem birthdays anymore.
I decided to celebrate my 28th year in this planet dining at a buffet restaurant with my mom and sister. I haven’t given much thought as to where I’d like to eat for my birthday, except for the fact that I knew I wanted to try the high-end Vikings buffet experience. I’ve been to several branches of Vikings and not once have I been disappointed. You could just imagine why I couldn’t wait to try and get a sense of what they call their next level – NIU by Vikings.
I love buffets. Nothing beats variety when it comes to food. Whether you’re into desserts, anything fried, noodles or seafood – buffet restaurants have you covered. If you’re just looking to stuff your tummy with nothing but food, you might as well eat-all-you-can. 😉
Admittedly, this is already a long overdue post. However, as I was perusing my photos in the hopes of clearing up some space on my SD card, I decided, why not write about it.
Last July 14, some co-workers and I braced the rain for hot ramen at Mendokoro. Little did we know that the place was jam-packed and that a lot of people were still in line, waiting for to be serviced. Saddened yet starving, we had to change plans and look for somewhere else to eat. Left with not a whole lot of options, we took a cab to Makati Avenue and ended up dining in a quaint Korean restaurant named Samjung. Continue reading “Food Review: Samjung Grill Restaurant, Poblacion, Makati, PH”
What was supposedly a ramen night for a friend who’s bound to the UK very, very soon turned into American dining, which I couldn’t be more thankful for.
I would hear about Filling Station once in a while and I would see pictures of the place and the food here and there. Unfortunately, as it seems I’m the “boring” person who won’t even leave the comforts of her bed, I am quite ashamed and proud to say that I have never been to the so-called Red District at night, nor have I had the chance to experience dining at this restaurant. Until last Friday night. (Thank God for Fridays!)
Getting to Filling Station isn’t quite a bit of a trouble, if you think about it. It’s within the heart of Makati and is definitely accessible from all parts of Metro Manila. Traffic, though, can make it such a hassle, so watch out for payday Fridays and holidays. Although we anticipated that there MIGHT BE and WILL BE traffic, considering that last November 29 was payday Friday because the following day was a holiday, we sure underestimated how bad it could get. What was initially set for 17:30 became much, much later as two of us managed to arrive past 19:00. Continue reading “Food Review: Filling Station, Poblacion, Makati, PH”
I’ve been meaning to write this review for a long time now. Our trip to Baguio couldn’t have been more amazing if not for Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast. 😄
Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast is a former house that was converted into a charming bed and breakfast. Lucia takes its name from the owner, Lucille and her daughter, Lia. Located at #7 Navy Base Road Extension, Baguio City, Lucia’s is a hidden gem, tucked away from the hubbub of Session Road and streets alike.
Day 3: All Good Things Come To An End
Things seemed to fuzz up from here on out. We only had a few more hours left before we traveled back to Manila. Coming to terms with it was rather heartbreaking. It was like getting to the last page of a book you didn’t want to end. 😢
It started as a usual day. We woke up to another one of Lucia’s signature homemade breakfast meals. Ugh, can’t wait to write about this one. Really soon, I promise you guys. 😉
As soon as we were done breakfast, we headed out to buy our pasalubong. We initially planned to do this whole shopping thing yesterday, but sadly, we didn’t make it to Good Shepherd on time. It was still early when we left Lucia’s, and from what we’ve gathered, the convent doesn’t open until 8 am. We had an hour or two to spare, so we figured a quick stopover in Mines View Park won’t hurt. Continue reading “Weekend Getaway in Baguio: Day 3”
Day 2: Hustlin’ and Bustlin’ in Baguio
The day started early, but not as early as I had planned. We woke up, fully recharged from yesterday’s activities. As we went outside to our breakfast table, I was remarkably cold. What a break from the usually sweltering weather in Manila!
It’s true what they say. You’ll have this uncanny love-hate relationship with the Baguio weather. At times, it’s perfect. But a real enemy for when you need to get out of bed. 😅
Nevertheless, it was relaxing to wake up to something different. It felt good looking at tall pine trees for a change. And the fact that it was 15°C that morning made it even more spectacular.
We had breakfast and it was so good. More details will be posted on my succeeding blog, so watch out for it! As soon as we were done, we were back on the streets. Continue reading “Weekend Getaway in Baguio: Day 2”
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