But aside from that, one of the things that made that day blog-worthy was how we all looked like with our blue-and-red ensemble! =))
See? How can you not “document” a day like that? Hahaha!
And oh! If you’re wondering WHERE this took place, it was at Diamond Hotel’s Corniche restaurant:
“…Corniche offers an exceptional breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet spread and an extensive all-day a la carte menu. The buffet selection is composed of Asian, Western, Japanese, salad, and dessert stations, all meticulously prepared by culinary experts. Featuring signature cakes and pastries for dining and take-out orders is a cake shop at the Corniche entrance.”
That’s pretty much it. I just had to make this quick and simple. So again…
Happy Birthday, Carol!
May you enjoy your day (even though I know you have exams in law school!)
We love you.
I love you.
I love malls. However, I only go to those located in Makati (Ayala Malls and Power Plant), Manila (Robinsons Place), and Pasay (MOA). Other than those malls are considered out of my “territory” if I may say. So when Kanebo Philippines invited me again to another event in Megamall, I was so looking forward to a so-called “adventure!” Oo, isang malaking adventure na para sa’kin ang magpunta sa Megamall! Hahaha!
Of course, no adventure’s complete without sharing it with someone! So I asked one of my best girlfriends, Val, to go share this “adventure” with me.
The first stop of the “adventure” was the BEAUTY part = the Kanebo event. Having said that, I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks (again) to my friend Noriko Hanajima of Summit Media and Yannie Valencia of Kanebo Philippines.
Anyway, Kanebo Philippines held a mall animation featuring their Kate line — which is already my favorite makeup line! SWEAR!!!
Plus, Val and I were able to get free makeovers courtesy of Kanebo Philippines‘ Suzzanne Tan and more freebies!!!
Aside from the Kate line, one of my favorite Kanebo products is their Freshel White C Mineral BB Cream. I first used it two days ago, and I instantly fell in love with it!
I use the one in Natural Beige (but there’s also the Medium Beige shade) and for those BB cream junkies, this is definitely a MUST-TRY product!!! Today, I’m glad I was finally able to own one whole tube (after receiving a free sample from the previous Kanebo event I attended! Heehee.)
The second part of the “adventure” was the FOOD AND DRINKS part = Bubble Tea and Happy Lemon. Since I don’t get to go to Megamall that often, I wanted to try “something” that can be found there, but not in the malls I frequent.
Okay, there’s a Happy Lemon branch at Power Plant but still, this was just my second time to try it. AND my first try wasn’t even “happy!” For some time, I wasn’t a fan of Happy Lemon because I got disappointed when I first tried their Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese. I thought it was too overrated and tasted just like any ordinary iced chocolate. But today, that changed when I finally tried their Green Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese!!!
Oh well, to each his own. But yeah, consider me a fan already. HA HA HA
And the third part of our “adventure” was seeing our (former) officemates and lovebirds KC (with her family) and Leo at Megamall! Stay in love, you guyysss. ♥
Looking forward to my next MALL adventure,
No, this post doesn’t have anything to do with The Medical City. But with the milk tea craze we’re having right now wherein almost every word that ends with “ty” is replaced with its homophone “tea,” I say WHY NOT?!
Anyway, this post is pretty much a “personal” one because my only goal’s to document TODAY and make it immortalized in this big, big, WORLD (wide web! Haha!)
Today’s a one-of-a-kind day because it was one of those days wherein I had to go to work, do something in the morning, and once I was done with it, the rest of the day was ALL miiine! I just had to go back to the office in the afternoon to log out, but whatever. This happens once every three months. Believe me. Hahaha!
So today, I pretty much spent A LOT of time with my equally pretty girlfriends Val, Jaquie, and Jian. ♥♥♥
Having said that, lemme give you a rundown of MY day…
First, I ate breakfast at Banapple, Ayala Triangle Gardens with Val.
At around 9am, some people were still just “starting” their days at work, but Val and I were finally done with what we had to do in the office. Hence, the first stop of our FREE day AND the most important meal of the day: BREAKFAST!
Next, time for some girl bonding at Lunula Nail Salon & Day Spa, Paseo Center with Val and Jaquie.
LADIES, if you know California Nails & Day Spa, I suggest you also try Lunula Nail Salon & Day Spa for they actually have the same owner! Aside from that, there’s no doubt that the girls and I truly enjoyed their services! We’ll definitely be back.
Last but not the least, it was time to have some Serenitea with Val and Jaquie (again), and then with Jian afterwards!!!
First thing’s first. YES, there’s finally a Serenitea branch at Greenbelt 3!!! Unfortunately, they don’t serve snacks in this branch, so be prepared to go hungry. (No chicken chops for you and me! Boo!) But still, Serenitea IS Serenitea. So having their newest branch in the heart of the business district means yay for me, and yay for all milk tea addicts in Makati!!! HA HA HA
And of course, JIAN!!! My friend Jian and I haven’t seen each other in like a year and a half that’s why THIS DAY was a VERY SPECIAL one! Of course we bonded over milk tea, chicken pops, onion rings, even chocolate-covered potato chips and all that junk! =)) Anyway, the reason why I don’t get to see Jian that often is because she’s very busy attending to her nursing duties — hence The Medical City. Hehehe. So there, you already know why that’s the title.
Or as Jian put it, The Medical Citea — in honor of one of the best drinks in the world!!!
Professor Utonium sure thought well when he decided to create the Powerpuff Girls with “sugar, spice, and everything nice!” But before I completely get carried away and take a very long trip down my childhood memory lane, I’ll stick to the first ingredient: SUGAR. THAT and a spoonful of honey on the side, please! Mix them together and you get one ♪ “Sugar, Oh Honey, Honey” singing ME! ♫ Hahaha, sabaaaw!
Forgive me. It’s just that you know… tomorrow’s… tomorrow’s… wait, what IS tomorrow, anyway? Yeeaaah, let’s stop there alright for tomorrow’s A DAY THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED! So enough with the bitterness and ON to some SWEETNESS! Hahaha!
I’ve been planning to write this entry for weeksss now, and I guess it’s timely since tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day. There, I said IT. Not that I care, thank you very much. But seriously, if you’re looking for some SWEET STUFF to buy for and give to YOURSELF (you can give them to “others” too, but that’s completely optional! HA HA HA), I’ve two recommendations:
Some of the things you can buy from The Body Bakery are their Lip Butter, Whipped Cream, and Body & Hair Icing. I’ve been using their Lip Butter for almost a year now and I plan to be a loyal and VERY SATISFIED customer for as long as I can! You see, aside from the fact that it really works, they also have a selection of oh-so-yummy flavors and scents! Their best-seller’s the Wedding Cake variant, but my personal favorite’s Lavender Cream Puff! ♥
Again, trust me when I say that IT REALLY WORKS!!! So if you happen to be in the search for the next best kikay thing, I say go give The Body Bakery a try! Just a warning, though: try to resist eating their products because they may smell as good as freshly-baked pastries, but they’re NOT food! At least not literally.
Now, if you’re REALLY looking for “food,” then THIS is the part where I introduce to you Sophie’s Mom. Let’s start with THESE:
The pictures you just saw were some of Sophie’s Mom‘s creations for a London-themed party they served last year. And dang, judging from what you just saw, you’ll already know that THIS is one very satisfied Lady!!! ♥
I’ve been reading about Sophie’s Mom for quite some time already that’s why one fateful sweldo day, I decided to treat myself to some of their delectable treats! Yes, treat and treats. Redundant, much? =)) Anyway, their bakery is located in Makati but since I couldn’t go there directly (even though I also work in Makati!), I used the good ‘ol “delivery” method! So what did I get?
- 1 piece each of Chocolate and Frozen Brazo Mochi Ice Cream;
- 2 pieces of Red Velvet Cupcakes (they’re homemade AND they’re topped with cream cheese!);
- 3 pieces of Nutella Mochi Truffles; and,
- 4 pieces of Stookies (they’re cookies stuffed with Oreo!)
Obviously, I tried all of their best-sellers BUT I won’t mind ordering their other products, too, the next time I have the chance! And oh, I did NOT eat all those by myself ah! Of course I shared them with some of my office friends, and I think they’ll also agree that Sophie’s Mom deserves a TWO-THUMBS UP from each and every one of us! Okay, ako na ang defensive! Rawr!!!
So there, you’re already set for Valentine’s Day!!!
…Valentine’s Day??? What the hell’s THAT?!
NEED I SAY MOOORE?
Keep calm and have your sweet tooth on!
One word: BUFFET!!! ♥
My friend Maxine invited me and our other friend, Carol, to finally “taste” for ourselves what Marriott Cafe has to offer! Yuuum!
“Bright, bold and upbeat, this modern all-day dining restaurant captivates food lovers with its engaging open-theatre kitchens. Indulge from the vast sumptuous buffet of local and international favorites or order from equally irresistible a la carte menu.”
As you can see, nakaKALURKEYT MIDDLETON! I didn’t even know where to start… and HOW TO END! Wahahahaha! Kalurkey talaga!
And to make it even crazier (in a good way, of course!), we were able to meet the executive chef, Chef Mike Brammer:
But I think the highlight of my night was the PALAWAN HONEY WALNUT ICE CREAM!!! And yes, this is me screaming for THAT ice cream!!! It was TO. DIE. FOR!!! Aaahhhh!
And the best part is? The Cafe makes it all from scratch! Simply delish!!!
Having said that, I just want to say THANK YOU once again to my friend Maxine for this wonderful dinner! All I can say is, GOOD FOOD. FRIENDLY STAFF. And yes, THE PALAWAN HONEY WALNUT ICE CREAM!!!
But seriously, if you’re looking for some place to dine in during this Holiday Season, I suggest you try Marriott Cafe. Definitely TWO-THUMBS UP!
Marriott Cafe is located at Marriott Hotel, Resorts World Manila.
For more information, you can check out Marriott Hotel’s official website.