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Pan de Manila - WHAT??

 I was looking for the number of Pan de Manila Araneta Avenue branch.  I could't find it anywhere!  The reason for this search was that I was going to ask our messenger to buy me some - and I wanted to call and reserve in advance.  I searched online for the number - I found none.  All I got was numbers from other branches - and when I dialed them, they ALL seemed to not work at the same time.  Strange but what do you expect right? Then I found the number of Pan de Manila's head office.  I thought to myself - perfect, now I can get the real number and call in to reserve!  But man, was I wrong. I dialed the number (02) 631-7364 and a woman answered me, I then asked her for the number of their Araneta Avenue branch to which she answered she didn't know and asked me to call another number (02) 631-7362 and to look for Weng - because she had the list of the numbers of their branches.  She asked why I was asking for the branch's number - I told her that I wanted to reser

Bacolod Finds: Victoria's Ham & Vita's Butterscotch: YUMMEH!!

Two Christmases ago, my dad was gifted with a round Victoria's Ham.  My mom and my twin brother were raving about it saying that it was the best ham they've ever tasted.  They let me taste a slice, and I must say - it was really good!  My mom even saved the box, so she can order it - but there was no number on the box.  We searched online - got a Manila number, but when we called - no one knew what we were talking about!  Our efforts with the searches ran futile because we couldn't find anyone who knew the brand nor the product! So three months ago, when my twin brother went on a trip to Bacolod, my mom specifically told him to look for the ham and buy some.  When he got home - he brought with him the ham, but instead of a round ham - it was sliced ham.  My mom and I were skeptical, but when we tasted it... IT WAS THE SAME HAM!!  It was love at first taste!  Too bad my twin only bought 2 packs - he thought it wasn't the right kind, so to be safe - he just bought two.

Happy Birthday Raffle! Raffle! WINNERS!

FINALLY!! After sorting through 2,600+ comments (my gosh, it wasn't as easy as I thought!  THANK YOU everyone for joining!!)  Here are the official winners for my Birthday Raffle! Raffle! CONGRATULATIONS guys!! The Footies - Do Re Mi The Hand-ies - Kany The Body-ies - Lourdes (suki ka na ha!!) The Face-ies - Ana Marie I will be sending you guys an email shortly!  Kindly reply as soon as you can!! Again, THANK YOU to everyone who joined!! Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Buy 1 Take 1 Swirls Frozen Kefir!!

Here's a Kefir treat for my readers!! :) What is Kefir? And How is it better than Yogurt ( Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that balance your "inner-ecosystem." More nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins. Both Kefir and Yogurt are cultured milk products ..but they contain different types of beneficial bacteria. Yogurt contains transient beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria that reside there. But kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match. Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt, Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, and Streptococcus species. It also contains beneficial yeasts, such as Saccharomyces kefir and Torula kefir, which dominate, control and eliminate

DIDI'scoveries: Kewpie Roasted Sesame Dressing

I went to my friend Selene's house one night because my Panget had a basketball game.  I caught her having a very light dinner - a salad dinner.  Selene is very thin, that's why I don't understand why she still has salads for dinner!  She said that she's too lazy to cook, and that she found a salad dressing that she really likes.  She showed me the bottle - it was a Japanese brand - she called it the naked Japanese baby.  I found out later on that it was the Kewpie brand. She offered me some fresh greens - I was honestly skeptical.  I thought it was one of those salad dressing that didn't taste good.  But when I tried the dressing, I couldn't stop eating the greens!  The dressing was so flavorful - it really did taste like roasted sesame!  When I asked her where she got it she said that she bought the big bottle from DEC along Wilson Street.  Last Sunday, I went to DEC just to buy that salad dressing.  I was looking around the store and I couldn't find

The Cape

Last night, my Panget told me that we're watching a new show on his Popcorn Hour.  I was skeptical, and asked him what rating it had on IMDB (as he bases some of his TV downloads from the ratings there).  He said that he didn't check the ratings - what he checked was those in the cast, and since Summer Glau was one of them - he immediately downloaded it.  Tsk.. Tsk.. I found the show really entertaining, I don't know - but I think it's the geek inside me (thanks to my Panget!) that liked the show.  I enjoyed watching the first two episodes, I thought it had promise!  But my Panget said this show won't get passed 6 episodes.  Hahaha!!  I'm hoping he's wrong. The lead star looks soooo familiar, I know I've seen him somewhere, but I just can't pinpoint which show!  His son however - was Dylan in Flash Forward.  Hahahaha!! :)

Weekend TV Watching..

I have been watching TV a lot since last Friday. Harry Potter Marathon I don't know why, but somehow - my Panget and I saw the first three installments of Harry Potter.  And I must say - they're nice!  I never expected to like watching Harry Potter!  We actually saw two installments in one go!  Hahaha..  Can you believe it? Found it quite cute that we saw the kids grow up!  The first two episodes they looked like kiddoes, but come the third installment, gwapo na si Harry!  Hahaha.. Burn Notice My Panget has been raving about the show Burn Notice - and honestly, I didn't like it at first, but it somehow grew on me.  Now, I'm liking the show!  We're currently on the third season - and there are a lot more episodes to go!! Yipeeeee!! Curb Your Enthusiasm Last Saturday afternoon before going to the doctor, I caught an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO.  My friend's husband has been telling me to watch the show - he said that it was so funny!  I


Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!! :) Since January is also my birthday month - I am holding a raffle to celebrate my birthday!! Yey!! I am giving away body washes, lotions, hand washes, lip balms and face masks! This is my way of thanking YOU for eavesdropping on my whatever thingies!! :) THE FOOTIES! Foot Scrub & Foot Cream THE BODY-IES Body Wash/Shower Gel THE HAND-IES Hand Wash / Hand Soap THE FACE-IES Lip Balm, Face Mask & Body Wash Joining is really simple: 1)   Leave the following details on the comment section of this post:      a)  Which loot you want to win!  (The Footies!  The Body-ies!  The Hand-ies!  The Face-ies)      b)  Happy Birthday Didi!!      c)  Your email address ( a valid email address please!)      d)  Share this message to your social networking site:  Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, Friendster, Etc.   My Birthday RAFFLE!  RAFFLE! 2)   Kindly complete the details above - remem

Happy Lemon & Paradis Ice Cream Shop

Happy Lemon Promenade, Greenhills Last Saturday after sumptuous dinner at Choi Garden with my Panget's maternal side, I convinced him to drive me to Happy Lemon at Promenade!  I wanted to try Happy Lemon's drink with the cheese and rock salt.  You see, I've been reading about this drink from The Club and I got really curious. Happy Lemon is located where the Fully Booked's graphic novel section was before - on the ground floor of Promenade, right beside Starbucks.  The place was packed when I got there - the tables inside and outside were all filled, this made me think that the waiting time is long.  That's why when I entered, I immediately asked the cashier if my order will take long - she smiled and replied that it'll take less than three (3) minutes.  I think - that waiting time is good enough!  I got their rock salt and cheese bestseller - the green tea! And so I waited, and indeed in less than 3 minutes - my order was done!  The person who took my