30 December 2015

Old School Finds: Vinyl x Batchoy

Wake up call at 7 in the morning? Check.
Friend actually arrives at 7:30 in the morning? Check.
LTO sends us on a complete wild goose chase? Check.
Ending up a winner after all the (mis)adventures of the morning? DOUBLE CHECK.

One of my law school friends asked me to accompany her as she ran some errands yesterday.  After a couple of (mis)adventures along the way, she asked me if I could still accompany her to Cubao Expo to look for some vinyl discs for her new turntable.  I didn't have any plans so I decided to come with even if I wouldn't really find anything interesting in the shop.

Surprisingly, I did find something in the store that caught my attention.  The Vinyl Dump, a vinyl records store located in the middle of Cubao Expo, was home to a hundred and more vinyl records.  This is what my friend came here for but what caught my eye was that the same store offered La Paz Batchoy for sale.  Yup, an old records store selling original la paz batchoy for only P45.  Since I wasn't feeling well, I decided to give it a try because 1) hot soup is good for a sick person, and 2) I wouldn't have anything to do for the next hour or so (while my dear friend searches every nook and cranny of that store for something she might like).

La Paz Batchoy
P45 (regular)

28 December 2015

All in a Day's Work: SxP Steak and Paella

After a really exhausting day compiling term papers for our labor class, one of my law school friends said she wanted some buffalo wings for dinner.  I gladly obliged since I was also feeling very hungry at the time (imagine carrying around 25 bound term papers around the mall hahaha).  When we got to Frankie's Buffalo Wings, I was surprised to find that it was located in the food court area of the new Fashion Hall of SM Megamall.  The other food choices quickly caught my attention and I forgot about the buffalo wings and started checking out the new food stalls.

20 December 2015

Cakes Made with Love: Love Cakes by Ann and Gan

I actually don't remember how I stumbled upon the Instagram account of siblings Ann and Gan, but the next thing I knew, I was already salivating over the photos of their gorgeous and delicious-looking cakes. I wanted to buy all of them and just taste how good they really are. Since mom's birthday was coming up anyway, I asked our uncles and aunts for financial help and decided to buy one of their cakes for her 52nd birthday.

I decided to get their 10x10 Fresh Fruit Cake since this seemed like the perfect cake for mom's age group (no offense, momma). I wanted to get the Strawberry Shortcake since I love strawberries, but I thought, this isn't for me. Their Naked Chocolate Cake and Heavenly Chocolate Cake looked tempting too, especially with the additional strawberries you could request, but the chocolate cake seemed more like for kids than mom and her amigas. The Mocha Cake was equally tempting but I wanted to try something different. We could get mocha cake from Hizon's anyway. 

They require at least a 2-day lead time when ordering any of their fabulous cakes. I ordered mom's cake a week before just to be sure. When we got the cake, it was just perfect! It was such a heavenly sight – white frosting with a ton of fresh, colorful fruits on top. It was also heavy so we all assumed this cake was siksik.

11 December 2015

12 Days of Christmas

Nothing can describe the past two weeks. Hours and hours of studying, comprehensive exams, plus feelings of failure and defeat. Eating just isn't enough anymore.Thankfully, I found a wonderful surprise waiting for me in my inbox.

There's a 12.12 Sale going on right now featuring the biggest and best online shops and establishments offering the ultimate deals! ShopBackPh is also offering increased cashback from 10 to 15 December 2015!

Calyxta, Ticketworld, Powerplant Cinemas, and Luxola are just some of the brands and establishments offering the best deals this weekend! Click on the link to check them out. 

Powerplant Cinema is offering two (2) cinemas passes with a purchase of four (4) tickets. Just in time for the end of finals!

ShopBack PH is also offering P100 for every referral and P999 for three. Isn't this just the perfect destresser? Online shopping while getting rebates. It's like a sale on a sale! 

So for all of you who are still crying over that torts exam by THE Atty. J. Lo, why don't you take a break, go online and indulge!