Friday, August 31, 2012

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Lunch at Jo's Inato in Gaisano Mactan

We went to Cebu last Monday to look for a store / office space so we can open a branch in Cebu. We stayed at Golden Prince Hotel which I got for only USD 26.00 / night per room. I have another review to be posted here or in my other travel blogs. You watched for it.

I have other blog entry to be posted here soon for our food journey whilst in Cebu but as of now, I am eager to post the kinilaw and the pecho chicken that I tried at Jo's Inato.

The signature dish of Jo's Inato. Compared to Mang Inasal, their version is juicier and yummier. Believe me.

My all time favorite dish - kinilaw in Bisayan or kilawin in Tagalog.

I was fascinated looking at the ceiling with their typical native decor suitable for their restaurant set up.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Jewelry Bead Decorations for Debut Party

My cousin’s upcoming debut party is on its planning stage. We were all giving suggestions as to how to decorate the venue and make it a vintage inspired party. Aside from the cocktails and the main courses which my cousin specifically chose herself, we also come up with hanging colored beads from the ceilings and around soft lights to make it look like we’re having a multi-colored chandelier. For this we need to order jewelry beads in bulk to add more essence to the set up. My cousin also considers having bead decorations on the center table but we worry about having loose beads mixing up with the food.

Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed Donuts

After our lunch at Yakimix, we bought one box of original glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme for the kiddos. This is my sons favorite donuts and he has been pestering me for quite some time already. Unfortunately, there is no branch of Krispy Kreme near us in Bacoor so the best option is to get it from SM Mall of Asia.

After a short coffee break at Krispy Kreme, the driver picked us up just outside this branch. They also offer drive-thru. The next time my son request for this, its easier to just pick and go.

Engagement Chocolates

Any woman dreams about having her own dose of romance and looks forward to surprise wedding proposals from their beloved partner.  I’ve heard about proposals done with a song number done by the future groom with the band on their dinner date. I’ve also seen online wedding proposals that couples having a long distance relationship do and get married as soon as the one far away comes home. But one of my favorites so far is the one I’ve seen use chocolates with a hidden diamond engagement ring inside it. The guy just let the girl eat the chocolates on their date until she finally bit into something hard. It was simply a delicious and romantic surprise!

Sushi and Sashimi at Yakimix

I have tried many restaurants offering buffet food but Yakimix is my favorite. Not only that they offer a lot of food varieties from Japanese, Korean, Filipino and other dishes, they also offer the freshest from the catch. One of my favorite in this restaurant is the salmon sashimi - its really fresh and sweet = super yummy.

This was my first plate when we ate our lunch after visiting the Signs & Media World Expo on August 16, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center. We didn't really like the exhibit as it was only a few booths which are related to our business. Thus after a quick look, we opted to treat ourselves into a sumptuous meal.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Important Elements of a Party

Food and music has an undisputable relationship, in fact, modern chefs are usually including a touch of music in the name of their recipes while famous bands got their names from their favorite food. The association of food with music always signifies fun, laughter and delight. Parties, gatherings and family occasions will not be as exciting as it should be without the presence of these two important elements.

The family member who usually hosts the occasion is always making sure that these aspects are given proper attention for the guests and loved ones to enjoy. Aside from preparing the best family recipes, part of the preparation is to check out fender custom shop at Musician's   for the best musical instruments to be used for the gathering; this way everyone will have a great time eating and singing together.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

All Time Favorite Chocolate : Nips

Pardon for my absence in this blog, I have been really busy lately, I guess you are aware already that I don't cook at home, thus this food blog is not really about my own cooking. Though I occasionally do like pizza, spaghetti, salad but thats about it. Not really fond of cooking! Sorry kids, but don't worry, this blog will not be boring as I will document all my food related journey.

For today, I am sharing you our ultimate chocolate favorite : the NIPS!

Do you like to eat Nips too? Hey, be honest - I am sure sometime in your life you have eaten this tiny bits of chocolate.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sumptuous Dinner Served

We are again experiencing heavy rains after 2 days of  rest. I must admit I miss Mr. Sun already, our house are full of wet clothes. Not a pretty sight.

During rainy days, I long for good and healthy food. Tonight, as I arrived from work, hubby prepared a sumptuous dinner for us to share. No - he did not cook, he just bought the meat and veggies and asked Ate Weng to cook for us. But I tell yah - its really yummy! My favorite actually! Do you know what? Its H-U-M-B-A!  Yummy!

Maximize Your Online Shopping

It seems like you can now buy everything and anything online.  So before you go to your regular brick and mortar store, you should always check out major online retailers to see if you can get a better price.  But there is more to online shopping that just price, so here are some tips to maximize the benefits of online shopping.

Coupons Still Apply

 The first thing to remember about online shopping is that the same discounts that apply to retail stores also apply to online stores.  However, it is almost easier to find deals for online stores because you can search for coupons by going to websites like Coupon Codes in the USA and searching for any company’s coupon codes.

People are even saving money on recipes by using vouchers found for food products, which are also available online.  So it doesn’t matter what you are looking to buy, because there are still discounts and promotions available.

 Get Free Shipping and Returns

 The biggest gripe that online shoppers have had over the years are the prices paid for shipping and handling.  That was always the nice thing about shopping in a regular brick and mortar store – no shipping costs and no waiting for your product to arrive.  It was instant gratification.  However, most online retailers have figured that out, and many offer free shipping.  If you’re looking to buy something, check multiple retailers to make sure that you are getting the best prices on shipping (which should be free).  Also, many big online retailers, like Amazon and Zappos, are usually able to provide one to two day shipping at no extra cost because they have fulfillment warehouses located all over the United States.

And finally, look for retailers that don’t charge anything to ship back products, and offer returns for any reason.  If you bought the product in store, you wouldn’t have this problem, so you shouldn’t have it for online shopping either.  Many places will let you print out a free shipping label to send products back, and other companies, that have brick and mortar stores, even allow you to return it in store.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Preparing for a Big Barbeque Party

So you got the promotion you’ve been aiming for, what’s the best celebration that you can do with your family and friends? Clear up this coming weekend and prepare for a Big Barbeque Party in your very own backyard. This way you can save by choosing the stuff to cook and even do your own brewing at home with beer fermenters. Just buy steaks and marinate it to your liking, buy bottles of your favorite steak sauce and you can fill any hungry stomach easily. Complete your party with punch, greens to go with your steak or hamburgers and just take out your pre-prepared home brews!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

1. Avocado

2. Ginger

3. Cruciferous Vegetables

4. Pasta and Rice

5. Soya

6. Garlic

7. Nuts

8. Berries

9. Water

10. Watermelon

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