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Archive for February, 2012

Sweet(er) Celebration in Cafe Breton <3

My family and I went to Cafe Breton to make the sweetest day of the year sweeter. Since my parents and I were 2 hours late on picking up my sister from UST, we made her choose where to eat. For someone who is not really into “food” slash picky eater, Cafe Breton is really the to go to. 🙂

Disclaimer: Most of the photos looks grainy and a dark. I was playing with my camera that day and forgot how to put it back to its normal state resulting to me resetting it. Haha :)) Noob.

Cafe Breton has a “country” style interiors! Very laid back and warm 🙂

Vanilla Shake x Chocolate Shake x Mango Shake

Chella’s Crepe: Nutella x Vanilla Ice Cream x Condensed Milk

No one can ever go wrong with Nutella! 🙂 Free chocolate heart since it was ze VDay! 🙂

 Salad Bretonne

Since my parents and I were still full from our sumptuous lunch in Villa Cafe, I’ve decided to go for something light.

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I love mangoes and shrimps on salads! It goes well with the light flavor of the greens 🙂

Chicken Run

Open-faced sandwich served with salad. I love how this meal is smothered with veggies!The chicken was a bit dry  though 😦

Renzo’s Galette Americain

Sunny-side up egg x Beef Patty x Mushroom Sauce x Mushrooms x Tomato Provencal

The mushroom sauce was not cooked through. It was a bit grainy because of the flour. Eek 😐

Renzo’s Mango Crepe with Bubblegum Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce

Klariz/Remo’s: Sausage in a Bun

Klariz/Remo’s Breton Mozarella Burger

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Since the night was still young, we headed to Bubble Tea for some milk tea fix.

Hot Matcha Milk Tea with Egg Pudding on the side for me! 🙂

Caution: Crazy slash A-face photos below :)) 

My Sissy and I played with our brother’s Jeje A-face on Daddy’s iPad! :)))))

Whahahahahaha one of our many favorites! Still makes me LMAO!! :)))

“He’s everywhere” “behind ze flowers”

Yummy revel bar? :))))))))

So happy that my brother and Klariz spent the day with us! 🙂

Parentals ❤

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Valentine’s Dinner Outfit

Wore red x floral skirt to radiate with the sweet air of LOVE ❤

Borrowed this red top from my Mom 🙂

Paired it with my floral skirt from Zara 🙂

ANNOYING hand shot lol :)) “Pang-asar” according to my sister! :))

Red x Black accessories! 🙂

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Just a few more days…mixed emotions 😐

R ❤

Sweet is an understatement.

Valentine’s, for me, is a family day. I don’t know why but I always find the need to spend this day with my family. Valentine’s wouldn’t be “Valentine’s” if I don’t get to eat out with the family. The usual “givers” during Valentine’s in our family is my sister, me and our Dad! 🙂 Having a happy heart on the day of hearts is priceless! 🙂

Baked Red Velvet Cupcakes 🙂

Would you believe that it was my first time to actually decorate my cupcakes with picture-worthy frosting? I’ve always sucked at decorating pastries! I don’t know why but my ideas just couldn’t connect with my hands beautifully! =))) I was VERY VERY VERY elated when I was finally able to do this! I couldn’t let the joyous moment pass without taking photos! Haha 🙂

Daddy’s card for Mama 🙂 How cute is my Dad? Haha 🙂

c/o Mama

I’ll be Daddy’s baby forever!!! ❤ 🙂

Long-stemmed roses 🙂

c/o Mama

3 bouquets of roses for his 3 ladies 🙂 ❤

Yellow bouquet for my Mom and pink bouquets for my Sissy and I! 🙂

And yeah…he calls himself COBRA!! 😐 :))))))))

I woke up that day with flowers and red balloons on our dining table! My Dad made sure that he would accomplish everything before we all wake up! 🙂 ❤  I want my Dad to surprise me on Valentine’s day FOREVER! Him only. Just him would be enough! :)) Hahaha

My Dad is the BEST when it comes to surprises! He really knows how to get into someone’s heart! No wonder he is very blessed! He has the most generous heart that I know and he never fails to make everyone around him smile!

My Sister slept really late for this! ❤ 🙂

This made our Parents hearts really happy! 🙂

Since it was the day of LOVE, I wore my “Amour” ring during lunch! 🙂

Spread the LOVE!

R ❤

100th Post: Valentine’s lunch date in Villa Cafe

Say hello to my 100th post here on WordPress! Yay ❤ I am very glad that I am abiding by my words last year of sticking to this blog “forever” #OA.

Anyway, here’s the first part of my Valentine’s day for the year of 2012. 🙂

I am not the kind of person who looks forward to Valentine’s day,I celebrate it but I don’t get too excited about it. Maybe because of the lack of fascination and adornment that I find when it comes to receiving flowers (?), or MAYBE I am just not really into the whole idea of how couples nowadays feel that making Valentine’s day special is an obligation. I have felt this way ever since, even when I was still committed to someone #SoHindiAmpalayaBreakfastKoOkay? :))

The day of hearts fell on a Tuesday – a school day. So I had my parents for the whole afternoon. I brought them to Villa Cafe and treated them on a lovely lunch date 🙂

Villa Cafe is a bantam restaurant located in Makati. Chef Sau del Rosario was one of the great minds behind this Kapampangan restaurant, so I know it would not disappoint 🙂 #FanGirlModeOn

It’s hard not to fall in love with this restaurant, from the open kitchen, scrumptious menu,up to the very calming and lovely interiors.

The personal touch in every corner of the restaurant makes it lovelier and very homey.

I don’t have any photos of the open-kitchen. Boo 😦

Tinapa Pate 

My Dad and I loved this! The smokey flavor of the tinapa was very strong which made us finish this in minutes! 🙂

Since my Mom was not feeling well, she started with a hot cup of Caffe Latte. 

They used tablea and muscovado. No wonder my Mom loved this so much! 🙂

Mango Lassi

Yogurt blended drink = LOVE!

Native Chicken Sale

Warming up our stomach with a hot thin soup! 🙂

We did not expect it to be this huge.. Actually, Villa Cafe’s servings are good enough to share with 2-3 people. Something that you will not expect because the prices were inexpensive! It’s really hard not to come back to this awesome restaurant.

Anyway,the flavor of the lemongrass made this soup very warming and fresh. The chicken was very tender and soup was very light. Yum

Fresh Pacu and Prawn Salad with Coconut Vinaigrette

We were quite disappointed with this. The fern leaves that was served to us were not fresh anymore 😦 The coconut vinaigrette was very tasty though! 🙂

Chicken Galantine

I’m glad I ordered this! This is a must order! Super AAAAHMAZING! ❤ ❤ ❤

Daddy’s must order – Callos 

Baked Oysters x Fresh Oysters

My Dad went crazy and indulged with these oysters from Aklan.

Quick Tip: When you want FRESH and MOUTHWATERING oysters, go here at around 2PM. That’s the arrival time of the oysters straight from Aklan! 🙂 My Dad is an oyster lover and has ordered from lots of different restaurants already,and he said that Villa Cafe has the best oysters in the Metro!  🙂

Daddy and his wine

Pandan Sansrival

This was really smooth and velvety! So addicting!!! ❤

Homemade Cashew Tart

Villa Cafe’s second floor 🙂

It was really fulfilling to treat my parents for a lunch date. My Dad is really the perfect food trip buddy! 🙂

Relaxing here in Baguio,

R ❤

Bangkok on my mind

Bangkok was my inspiration on this outfit. I love how comfy and light this whole look is!I just want to wear it over and over again.. hahaha :))  I wore this during the 17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta – my last post about that weekend trip with the family 🙂

Decided to tuck in the vest 🙂

Vest from Forever21

Say Hi to my swollen face 😦 Molar Extraction is such a pain in the…face!

Paired my lace shorts with a lace bag ❤

Since it was a pre-Valentine celebration with the family, I wore my “LOVE” double rings 🙂 The other one’s not in the picture #Obviously

One of my favorite necklaces from Accessorize!!!

My dogtag! 🙂

I love everything that is written on it! 🙂

The last part is what I aspire to be! I am working on that 4 letter word already…working hard to be one! I would love to achieve that before I get married!! Hahaha

This was taken at home already.

I wore flats during the event since it would be really uncomfortable if I wear heels.

Lace Shorts x Lace Bag x Lace Shoes

..and yes, I’m that addicted to anything laceeeey! Heehee ❤

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Moving on to a different view,

R ❤

Aling Lucing

02.12.2012: Dinner – 17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Continuation

We left the event before the fireworks, the bipolar weather made it hard for the balloons to take off the ground 😦 One thing that I was really excied about this trip was going back to Aling Lucing’s.

Aling Lucing is very famous for their sisig. It is a quaint restaurant – carinderia in Pampanga tha is worth the long trip!

We arrived there at around 6:30PM and most of their food are almost sold out! If it weren’t because of my parents’ convincing “skills” we wouldn’t have gotten a plate of grilled chicken and 4 servings of sisig! (The sisig got sold out after we ordered)

Wish I was there when Anthony Bourdain paid a visit to Aling Lucing’s! How awesome is it to have a foreign Chef visit a local restaurant? Much more a restaurant that is not located in the Metro! Just WOW – and yeah that’s how good Aling Lucing’s sisig is! Even Anthony Bourdain said so 😛

I love pairing grilled Filipino food with tomatoes,grilled eggplant and shrimp paste (bagoong)

Their “side dish combo” served with buro.

DISCLAIMER: All of my food shots suck! Don’t ask me why but they just do 😦 

The best sisig I have ever tasted (so far). No seasonings nor egg needed!

We all loved how tender and grilled perfectly the chicken was! Nom nom nom

We ended our trip with a simple dinner! Dining in Aling Lucing makes our family trip worth remembering because of the local fare that we had. It made us all feel the essence of going on an “out of town trip”. ❤

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Discovered a new drink from Fruitas when we stopped-over the gasoline station! Melon yogurt drink mi new paboritooo! =))

One week to go 😦

R ❤

Less flying, More smiles.

02.12.12 – 17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (Part 2)

This will be one of those posts where I hope to make sense towards the end of the entry. My head is floating in some place far (again)

Cutesyyyy! Our “picnik” mat 🙂

Some people took photos of our mat :)) Adorbs :))

Personalized dogtags for all of us!! 🙂

I love dogtags!! Simple with a touch of swag! 🙂

Got amused by the forms! They were very military-ish haha

Renzo’s = BORING

REMO X KLARIZ

Kept laughing at him cause he look like a gangster with his gold dogtag!! :))

Got really happy when I saw a FroYo booth! Perfect for the sunny afternoon and my aching gums 🙂

The portalets stinks! It was so gross!!It smelled like pigs peed on them!! So funny cause I saw my brother about to barf already!! :))

How unfortunate for the Shakey’s truck because they were beside the stink-bombs! LMAO

There were a lot of people in line to get in the premises of the aircrafts! I was so lucky because these kindhearted gentlemen let me and my brother get in the side entrance! Less hassle, more photos! :))

Ze jejemon in his small abode :))

My Dad being cute and funny :))

Piggy Back Ride — LITERALLY! Hahaha

Remo and Klariz ❤

Last Sunday in Manila this 2011 😦

R ❤

First Timers

02.12.2012 – 17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga (Part 1)

The main reason why we decided to spend our weekend outside Manila was this festival. It was our first time to attend and I am glad that we have another memory to cherish as a family 🙂 We drove down to Clark, Pampanga after checking out in Subic 🙂 I was the last one to wake up (lol) so as a result no brunch for me!! :))

There were a lot of people (and garbage) #CantGetOver

Remo and his girlfriend Klariz with the huge Canon SLR! Haha 🙂

I really really find this photo cute!! 🙂

First food for the day! Snow Cone!! 🙂

I was addicted to snow cone when I was in Cebu! Unfortunately, snow cones here in the metro always disappoints me! The ice in Cebu’s snow cones are finer 😦

Renzo’s snow cone!

Grape flavored snow cone! 🙂 My favorite flavor! 🙂

Snow Cone aftermath! LOL

My Mom and Jollibee (Daddy) HAHAHA :))

lunch

Had Jollibee for lunch! 🙂 here were a lot of stalls but the choices were limited! 😦 It was already in the afternoon when we saw the tent of Kenneth’s Catering 😦 We should’ve ate there instead! The lines in Shakey’s Jollibee, Yellow Cab and Burger King were CRAZY!

How cute are these vintage bicycles? Me likey! 🙂

Heading out with the fambam again,

R ❤

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