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Archive for January, 2011

Final Markdown @ David & Goliath

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

David & Goliath Final Markdown Sale

Looks like someone’s going to be happy…:)  Hope I’ll get something for a good bargain! Ta-ta!

David & Goliath’s stores are Bonifacio High Street, TriNoMa and Greenbelt 5.

We Are Happy Lemon Family!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Happy Lemon (1 of 15)

I have heard so much of Happy Lemon and glad that at last, we passed by this place!  (I miss Greenhills but I was trapped here. HB is not fond of roaming around.)

Happy Lemon (11 of 15)

Happy Lemon’s Roasted Milk Tea with Pearl Sago (Large - P90), Lemon Yakult (Large - P100), Milk Tea with Oreo Cookies & Cream (Regular - P90), and Green Tea with Rock Salt & Cheese (Large - P90).

For 2 adults and a kid, these are a lot of drinks!

Happy Lemon (10 of 15)
Green Tea with Rock Salt & Cheese (Large - P90).

I started off with this green tea drink.  No, we can’t use a straw because it would defeat the purpose of doing so.   One has to sip then slurp hehehe, kidding, sip, sip and taste.  Kinda weird to do that but it re-orients you once again to just sit back and relax.  Chill and tastes great actually!  I was trying to get everything in one sip…the green tea, rock salt and cheese…avoiding to have that foam on my upper lip that would make me look funny.  A nice concept!  No wonder this place is a hit!

Happy Lemon (11 of 15)-2

Lemon Yakult (Large - P100).

With so many drinks to try, I tried this after 30 minutes from getting it from the counter.  The blended ice melted…the lemon and yakult sorta settled with the drink.  I felt refreshed when I drank it!  Whee!  As I sipped it thru the straw, I felt the ice bits then suddenly, tasted the citrus and sourness of the lemon and Yakult, respectively. Definitely another winner!  We love Yakult so that’s an additional points for Lemon Yakult :)

Definitely, we’ll be back…to try other flavors!

Happy Lemon
G/F, The Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center
(in between Starbucks and Coffee Bean)
San Juan, Metro Manila

Epiphany - A Global Cuisine Redefined Restaurant

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Epiphany - Global Cuisine Redefined (1 of 13)

Fortunately, this place was near where we had to pick up something…the kids were once again happy to be out of the house!

Epiphany - Global Cuisine Redefined (8 of 13)

Tuna Ceviche (P230).

Interesting combination of tuna, pomelo (should be the “right” tasting one), cherry tomatoes with coconut extract and coconut sherbet on top. We loved this weird combination!

Epiphany - Global Cuisine Redefined (10 of 13)

Curry (P275). I wondered what was the bread for then suddenly remembered that it’s a replacement for rice but still, I ordered a bowl of rice.  Never get satisfied with bread :(  A rice person I am!  I liked the curry except for the shallot.  Not a fan ever since I was a kid.

Epiphany - Global Cuisine Redefined (12 of 13)

Braised Short Ribs (P420).  Funny thing, they have the same food styling and presentation so you know that they maximize on the ingredients on hand.  Nothing wrong but it was just because I’m not fond of their crispy shallots :(

This ribs was nice tasting.  I like sweet taste so this was a hit for me and the kids!  Sauce na lang, masarap pa!

Epiphany - Global Cuisine Redefined (3 of 13)

Only imported craft beers are available at the moment.  Don’t ask me recommendations on these because I don’t drink.

I’d love to go here next time because they offer different dishes on a regular basis.  They may retain some and change some menu.  Maybe by the time we visit again, they would have a wider range of dishes like soup, pasta and dessert! Yikes! :)

Can’t wait to be in the area!!!

Epiphany - Global Cuisine Redefined
26. N.Domingo, Quezon City, Philippines, 1001
(Near the corner of Gilmore and N. Domingo, going to Sta. Mesa area)

Phone: +632 4877211
Mobile: +63 917-814-54-88
Operating Hours:
Tues - Thurs: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Facebook: Epiphany Restaurant

Manic Monday @ L’ Incontro

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Manic Monday @ L'Incontro Manila

Visit L ‘Incontro on Mondays and avail 50% off on pizza and pasta ALL DAY!!!!!!!

For NIGHT, you can avail our complimentary cocktails between 5-7pm !

Reservations and booking , please call : 899 0635 / 899 0638- 39 fax: 899 06 34 or email:
Or just visit us @ #207 Nicanor Garcia St. (former Reposo St. ) Brgy. Bel-air Makati City

*Wifi ready and free valet parking!


Catch the SALE of David & Goliath

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

David & Goliath Sale


David & Goliath had started their SALE last Friday, Jan 14 at 50% off!  I do hope they increase their prices at 70% and with nice choices of apparel!

No end date so I guess it’s until supply last!


happy shopping!

Beautiful Baler

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The Allure of Baler (91 of 461)

The 6-hour drive was well spent bonding with the kids as well as catching up with sleep.  But who can sleep with 3 boys in the same car?  At least one boy would be awake and so my nap was always kept at a minimum.

Our first time to be in Baler…we are not surfers but wanted to see what Baler has to offer.  We enjoyed everything!  From the food, beach, weather and the company of the Gamboa family.

The Allure of Baler (221 of 461)

It was only the last morning that we were able to play by the beach because of the good weather.  It was not raining but windy.  JX and RA had fun playing on the sand.  RA didn’t hesitate but casually crawling on the sand.  His face even slammed down but he didn’t even cry!  I don’t want to think what he ate and how much sand he ate! hahaha EWWW!  Good thing I remembered to bring our beach toys to amuse them more.

I liked the sand because it was fine but it was sticky too.  Honestly, I’m not really a beach person.  I enjoy going to the beach but the thing I do not like is the sand going into your clothes…then you have to spend time cleaning and removing the sand then how it “dirty” your room…oh well, enough of that!

We stayed at Bahia de Baler and most of the time spent our afternoons there.  Mornings are spent going to Cemento (w/c only HB and AD went because it was too early for the 2 young ones and I wanted to sleep more!) and having breakfast!  I find the food price very affordable indeed!  (I’ll talk about it some other time.)

The Allure of Baler (86 of 461)

Bahia de Baler
Buton Street, Sitio Labasin, Brgy Sabang, Baler, Aurora
Contact:  Camille Pedreno
Mobile: +63916 770-1980, +63928 687-5424 

I can’t wait to visit Baler once again before everything would change!