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The Club's SURPRISE!!

 A few weeks before I got married, I was too stressed to recognize that I was in a for a surprise bridal shower .  My Panget led me to Chili's Greenhills for dinner and I was a zombie that time - so when I was lead to a table with people already seated I was confused!  It was only after a few seconds that I recognized that it was Fran, Paul, Jane and Chris!  Then I thought to myself - why were they there?  What were they doing in Chili's?  It was only then that it hit me - they were hosting me a surprise bridal shower!  Hahahaha..  I can't imagine what was going on in their heads as I looked at them confused!  Hahaha...  Last week - Fran initiated a dinner, she said that it would be a 'before they leave for a trip' dinner and that it was going to be held in Cerchio in nearby Tomas Morato - and that I SHOULD go because it was just nearby!  I had to say yes - I wanted to see them before they fly off to the land of green money and I thought, it might be my last dinn

Fisher Butter Toffee Peanuts

I have been obsessing about Fisher Nuts since I tasted them en route to Seoul, Korea . Since I was pregnant, I asked the flight attendants for more peanuts - and they gave me a LOT of the Fisher Honey Roasted nuts!  And I have to say, after tasting the Fisher brand - there was no turning back!  All other brands - were no comparison at all!  When I got back to Manila, my limited stash was depleting - and this prompted me to try and contact Fisher US to ask if they have a local distributor here in Manila or in nearby countries.  I was prepared to have friends buy it for me!  I sent an email and after a few weeks - I received a 'tweet' from Fisher Nuts.  They sent me a direct message saying that they have a distributor in our country - they supplied me with the name of the company and the number. Of course, eager beaver me - I had to call immediately to ask.  I looked for the person who's name was sent in together with the number in the direct message of Fisher - unfor

Shakey's: If it's WRONG it's FREE!

I enjoy eating pizzas, thus my Panget decided to get the Shakey’s Pizzanatic card. This card has served its purpose because since I got pregnant, we have ordered a bunch of pizzas. The branch that served us usually was the one located in Quezon Avenue, but for our last order – it was the Waltermart Munoz that served us. Shakey’s has this thing – if it’s late, it’s FREE! The time frame was 45 minutes, quite long if you think about it because we’re so used to the 30 minutes or less thing but then again – I gave it a chance. So my Panget and I ordered, the hotline person I spoke to told me to synchronize our time – and I did. I also gave specific instructions to have my pizza cut into squares and to prepare change for a bigger bill. These instructions I repeated, so that the person on the other end will remember and take note of. After the order, my Panget and I waited. And we waited – on the 40th minute, I gave the hotline a call informing them that the pizza hasn’t arrived ye

FOR SALE: The SAK Sakroots Bag!!

The SAK Sakroots Bag! Brand new with tags!! Here's the link:

Little Darth Vader

When I have a son - I'd dress him up like the kid in the video - a little Darth Vader for Halloween!! This was sent by my Panget - and I found it super duper cute!! :)

Shi Lin's Xiao Long Bao - BEST (In MNL) so far!!

I heard of this Chinese restaurant from my future brother in law - he said that they also serve Xiao Long Bao.  So yesterday - after doing some baby shopping, my friend Selene suggested we go to Shi Lin at the Podium for an early dinner. I honestly did not know where it was - its has been a while since I was at the Podium, so I was wondering where it was.  The restaurant was located on the same floor as Toy Kingdom.  When you first see it - you'll notice that the entrance is quite narrow and that there's a show window where the cooks are making the Xiao Long Baos manually.  This reminded me of Din Tai Fung, one of my favorite restaurants abroad.  I was skeptical, I thought - I'm sure the skin of the Xiao Long Bao will be thick, and I said to myself 'No restaurant can copy the thin skin of DTF!' So when we sat down - I immediately ordered the Xiao Long Bao - I was excited to see and taste this restarant's version of the XLB.  The menu looked familiar too - t

FOR SALE: Guess Hobo Bag!

Guess Hobo Bag - Brand New with Tags!! Link to the actual site:

MOUSE Alert! RAT Alert!

My Panget and I usually have lunch at my mom's every Saturday.  So today, after lunch - we were all in the living room minding our own businesses, me and my Panget were busy with our internet surfing, my mom was watching her Koreanovela and the dogs, well - they were a bit pre-occupied with something. Jenna and Hapee were running back and forth near one of the cabinets.  My mom noticed this but we didn't mind, we thought they were just playing.  And then I blurted ' Baka may daga !' (There might a mouse!)  And so my mom checked it out - and true enough, THERE WAS!! The mouse was stuck in a series of wires, my mom said that it was the mouse's strategy to get stuck - so that we won't notice it!  This got the attention of my Panget and my brother - they each looked and agreed that the mouse - wasn't actually a mouse, but a rat!  It was big, big enough in their standards.  But the rat wasn't moving, my mom said it looked dead but then when I asked our dr

The Real Thing Diner

Everyone, for me at one point in their lives collected something.  I for one am still into collecting ballpens.  I still surf the net in search for that perfect ballpoint pen and dream that someday, I will get to own one and maybe develop one for everyone to use! When I was still in High School, my friend Kath was into collecting those Coca Cola polar bear dolls.  She was so happy when she received a Coke polar bear from a suitor!  Little did I know that there are avid Coke collectors out there. The Real Thing diner is representative of an avid collector of Coca Cola items and turning this hobby into a business!  Honestly, I like the idea of a diner - it brings me back to the time where I read Archie comics - they always hung out in the Soda Shop.  How I wish there was something similar here in Manila. The Real Thing diner offers food with a bit of a twist, they've incorporated sodas into their meals - which is really good because it makes the restaurant more authentic and mo