Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blueberry Cheese Tart at Rowena's =)

April 25, 2010

Before we headed back to Manila, we dropped by Rowena's, my personal favorite pasalubong shop. We never fail to buy Mango Tart whenever we visit the place. Unfortunately that night, they didn't have any available, sad.... But we saw something new (for us) placed on the counter.. Blueberry cheese tart!! So we bought it instead. One box contains 8 mini tarts priced at 160.00. We tried it right after having late dinner at home, it was good, taste is just right. I'd give it an 8 out of 10.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fun day at Batangas/Tagaytay!

April 25, 2010

My colleagues and I planned a one-day Tagaytay/ Batangas trip to de-stress and have fun!

First stop was at Calaruega - located in Nasugbu Batangas.

It is a great getaway if you want to go to a solemn place, relax and have a good time with family.

Calaruega  Church - good for solemn weddings =)

Fish pond going to the picnic area =)

Garden =)

Hanging bridge =)

Breathtaking view =)

Lunch at RSM

Then off to Tagaytay Highlands for more activities =)

Cable car going to the pool =)

Darlene Zschech and The Hill song Worship Team

April 20, 2010
Touching Heaven Worship Night: A concert for a cause.

I have been wanting to watch the Hillsong worship team concert especially Darlene Zschech, and that day was a big opportunity for me and Noah. When I first found out about it, Noah and I did not have second thoughts about the concert.

Most of their songs are included in the praise and worship in our church. I must say, all the words in their  piece are strong-moving. It touches our lives, lifts our spirit and brings our heart more fire with God.

It was a really touching night. ♥

One way Jesus

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back to wrok tomorrow.

After four days of rest.. Back to the real world tomorrow but I don't feel any thrill about it.. =(

Goodles- Pasta On the Go!

Every Sunday we always chanced upon the ad of Goodles inside Robinson's Galleria mall, So before we attended church service yesterday, Noah and I decided to have dinner here out of curiosity. And since our taste pallets were craving for pasta, this was a good time!

Noah got the Mediterranean Tuna. He liked it but for me it was quite dry, so-so, or maybe I'm just a fan of creamy pasta.

Then I got the Moroccan Beef just to try something new - I liked it better. It was creamy and tasty.

Their serving is quite big, good enough for 2 average eater I guess. For the price, it ranges from Php125.00 to Php170.00. And their home-made iced tea costs Php 50.00.

I guess we'll go back there to try their other pasta.

SUNKISSED - Fashion Show by My Mix Boutique

Went to a Fashion Show last April 17 by My Mix Boutique at Sizzler's Bar along Timog Ave. The owner, Ma. Clarizza De Vera who sells her products online was Nice's friend. She showcased her summer collection for this year.
Noah and I were introduced to her after the show, and during our small chat, I found out that she designs all the apparels for purchase.. One of the few online sellers I know =). I found the clothes trendy yet sophisticated that any girl would want to have one of her designs, aside from the style, price also is very affordable. With a range of 350.00 -550.00, who would be in doubt of buying a good stuff without compromising their budget?! I myself was able to purchase that night!

From left: Clarizza, Nice, Me, Eni

Summer dress galore!

My favorite 2-piece design... I bought one of these, purple color! Love! =)

Archived destination '09: CEBU =)

Our Bohol-Cebu vacation! (part 2 of 2)

Off we went to our second destination... Cebu! From the port of Tagbilaran, we rode Ocean Jet ferry going to Cebu, Our schedule was around 530 pm, travel time was 1 hour and 40 mins so we arrived in Cebu early evening. On our way out from the terminal, there were some cabs waiting for passengers just like here in Manila. Be sure not to let them take advantage of your being-a-newbie in the place or else they might charge you with a higher fare. One man asked us where we will be staying so we said that we're staying at Crown Regency Suites then he charged us 300.00, which I think was very pricey, we haggled for a while until he agreed to use his taxi meter. When we arrived in the place it cost us around 180.00 (quite a big difference huh?).

As we checked  in the hotel and arrived in the suite, I was happy to see it! It was big and the kitchen was nice. So overall, we liked it =). Our tummies were already grumbling so we decided to have dinner in their Fifties Cafe, inside it was 50's style (as the name tells it) stuffs, and a live band. We didn't stay that long since we were tired and will be getting ready for the next day.

Our itinerary for our 4th day... BEACH DAY! So we went to the port where we can hire an outrigger boat for island hopping.. initially we thoght that we could hire just a small outrigger but hola!.. all available were 20-30 seater boats, and we were only 2! So we haggled.. again for the price, originally they were giving it for 4,500 but went down to 3000, happy! 3 staff and a captain accompanied us. 1st stop was at Gilutongan Marine Sanctuary, snorkeled there for an hour, we found different types and sizes of fish and sea creatures! It was amazing!

Then off to our next stop, at Pandanon island, a private islet which has a long sand bar. I love it! There were many different types of starfish =)

At around 4 PM we headed back to he port then to the hotel. We had our buffet dinner at Port in Waterfront Hotel (we met Ricky there since had a function in Cebu that time) , then went to Loft for a couple of drinks.

On our 5th day, we hired a cab for a city tour within Cebu, so first we went to Crown Regency Hotel to experience their famous Edge Coaster and Skywalk.. Between the two, I liked the edge coaster better!

After, we then went to the historical Fort San Pedro.

Followed by a short tour at Taoist Temple.

Next was at Tops - overlooking the whole view of the city, it was breathtaking.

And last stop was at the market for their famous danggit! =)

Later, our resident friends Miggy and Kenneth picked us up in the hotel to have dinner at Tinder box. I love the food and the wine! And my favorite.. the choco fondue =).

So many wines to choose from their cellar.

 After dinner we went to a place similar to Tops (I forgot the name :/ )and had more chats while overlooking the city.

We went back to the hotel at around 1 am, packed our things and slept for a couple of hours since we'll be boarding the first flight back to Manila.

Still  sleepy...... waiting for Noah at the lobby while checking out..