April 1, 2020

The Top 10 Camping Festivals In The World

Music, fun, camping, and all the good things come alive at camping festivals. It’s lively and pure fun, which is why many of these festivals draw huge crowds year after year. They’re a great way to spend a vacation and have a blast! Or even take some time off work and chill to the mul-ti-day party atmosphere that these festivals build.




It is worth noting that many festivals have moved their usual dates this year, given the corona-virus/Covid 19 pandemic fears. If you choose to travel to any festival in a few months, please be mindful of local and regional health warnings.

March 31, 2020

Curious About How Dental Implants Are Fitted?

So, you’ve chosen to go ahead with oral implants to restore your smile? Good for you! By now, with the help of the internet, you are probably well versed in the different kinds of implants available and can even talk about the benefits of implants over other restorative procedures. Of course, these are all part and parcel of the research!




However, do you know what the actual fitting entails? 
Like most things in life, when you choose to have dental Implants in Melbourne, it is wise to have some idea about how they will be fitted. This can allow you to mentally prepare for the procedure, which is very helpful if you are a bit more nervous in the dental chair. What can you expect when you have dental implants in Melbourne? What does the process actually involve? Read on to find out!


March 30, 2020

With an eye to Ultherapy in London

Have you considered how important eyebrows are for framing the face? Eyebrows structure the face and they allow you to express yourself and communicate more effectively. Eyebrows add symmetry to a visage and can enhance features.




If you’re considering a little lift for the face, perhaps starting with the eyebrows is a good beginning. By getting Ultherapy in London, you’ll be able to lift and tighten the skin on the upper eyelids as well as in the area of your eyebrows. Ultherapy can be used on your forehead too, which in turn gives a natural lift to the eyebrow skin.

March 29, 2020

When Do You Need A Dental Implant and What Is The Treatment Like?

What exactly are dental implants and what is the mechanism they’re based on? Dental implants are introduced surgically. They are fixed into the bone of the jaw to provide a static fixing interface for a dental prosthesis. Depending on your individual need of tooth reconstruction this can be for example a bridge, a crown or a denture. The body is capable of wonderful things in terms of healing and adaptation: osseointegration is the name given to the process of the bone forming a connection with the dental implant’s material, allowing it to act like a live tooth, and bind strongly to the jaw. A dentist offers many treatments using dental implants in Sydney CBD.




When would a dental implant be good for you? 
If you experience difficulties due to discomfort or pain when chewing foods of a more rigid texture, if you have missing teeth, or have loose dentures, you might require a dental implant. Dental implants are only suitable for you if your oral tissues are in good health and without gum disease, the bone of your jaw has got to its maximum growth, you do not have any diseases that may affect bone healing (e.g. osteoporosis, a condition manifesting in a significant reduction in bone density, mineral content and healing capabilities), and have appropriate bone for fixing your dental implants.

March 22, 2020

Secret Bar: Alibi Manila

People have different ways of coping with stress. Some do arts and crafts, some read, some travel, some go to the spa or do pampering, some sleep and some go out for a couple of drinks. With the current situation of the world, it’s not hard for us to get easily stressed and agitated. With all the city lock downs happening in the world, people are finding ways on how to spend their time while in community quarantine.




For some people who find it de-stressing through social drinking, this lock down accompanied with the state-wide liquor-ban, that doing social drinking and even drinking at home would be impossible. Plus, doing so might be very insensitive on your part. Because you know, people are worried and as much as possible they want to rest at home and get some peace and quiet. Plus, any gathering outside of your house (like drinking on the streets which is a common Pinoy thing), would be a violation of the quarantine.

March 19, 2020

Super Sulit KBBQ at Geonbae - Tomas Morato

Life as we know it has come to a halt. If you know me, you know that I love going out with friends on weekends, most of the time to east our or attend foodie events. All travels and events have been cancelled, I’m working from home now and stayed put over the weekend (and probably until after this crisis has been contained).




What’s happening now can be tedious and scary, but we must do our social and moral duties and discipline ourselves to follow the laid-out rules of our government’s interventions. More specially to set aside our political beliefs because it is beyond that now.

March 15, 2020

Updated: Crisostomo - Turn of the Century Filipino Dining

I’m pretty sure every Filipino knows Dr. Jose P. Rizal and some of his works. He is after all, the Philippines’ national hero; the government named streets, structures et al after him, so I don’t know how if anyone in The Philippines doesn’t know him is beyond me. He even has a statue in Spain and halls in other parts of the world in honor of his name. And one of his greatest works is Noli Me Tangere or Touch Me Not in English.

Noli Me Tangere was first published in Berlin, Germany in 1887 during the colonization of the Philippines by Spain, and described the perceived inequities of the Spanish Catholic priests and the ruling government. Noli Me Tangere and its sequel El Filibusterismo centers to a protagonist named Juan Crisóstomo Ibarra y Magsalin, a Filipino-Spanish and the only descendant of the wealthy Spaniard who spent his adolescence studying in Europe. When he got back to the Philippines he learned how his father was set up, imprisoned and later died due to the stories whipped up by the friars. Which became the turning point of him joining the revolution together with his friend Elías against the Spanish government and the Catholic church. 

March 13, 2020

Slay Any Event with Elegant Dresses

Life as we know it has come to a halt. If you know me, you know that I love going out with friends on weekends, most of the time to eat out or attend foodie events. All travels and events have been cancelled, because of what is happening to the world because of the unknown enemy that is taking over the world. I’m working from home now and stayed put over the weekend (and probably until after this crisis has been contained).




But I am very much hopeful. I’m looking forward to the day that all these will be just a thing of the past that we have learned something from. We will all be able to get back to our normal lives, meet up with family and friends again, enjoying the things that we love to do. Just like attending events, traveling and eating out.

March 11, 2020

Top 5 States for Camping in 2020/2021

If you love spending time outdoors and are in love with camping, there is no need to tell you about the advantages of choosing to stay under 5 million stars, rather than in a 5-star hotel. If, on the other hand, you’re intrigued by the idea, but have not had a chance to go camping yet, even though America has such a variety of camping grounds, you might take a look at these suggestions for your next holiday. You’ll likely never look back once you get hooked on travelling across this great country. Here are our suggestions when it comes to five best countries for your next (and possible first) camping trip and some suggestions of campsites in them.




Arizona
Not many people would associate Arizona with great camping experience, but this state really has some of the most amazing sights, such as the Grand Canyon, that attract millions of tourists each year.

March 9, 2020

Is Buying A Vacation Property The Right Move For You?

Before you go ahead and spend your hard earned cash on a vacation home, there are a few things you should know. Buying a vacation property is a huge expense and something you need to make sure is right for you before you go ahead. Below, we’ll go through a few things that could help you to figure out if this is a good idea. Take a look!




How Often Do You Visit?
Perhaps you visit the place often enough and you think that it warrants buying your own place there. A house is still a house, and there are still year round responsibilities that you have to carefully consider. You may only visit there a few weeks or even months out of the year, but it’ll often cost you as much if not more than your first house. You’ll also feel really guilty if you vacation elsewhere, so this means you’ll likely avoid visiting and enjoying new places.

February 26, 2020

Latin American Flavors at Cocina Peruvia - Podium Mall

Latin America is a place that fascinates me and is definitely a dream destination. A lot of the countries in that continent have very colorful history, culture and cuisine. One of which is Peru, whose cuisine is very diverse and flavorful due to the mix of influences that this country has been subjected to. Spain, Africa, Chinese, Japanese, Native Americans, so just imagine such melting pot and how it is played out with their food.




Curious? Get acquainted with Peruvian cuisine without taking the long journey to Peru by trying out dishes from Cocina Peruvia. Its creators are both familiar with what appeals to the Filipino palate and what is authentic Peruvian cuisine. All of their stores are designed colorfully, also representative of the cuisine’s colorful history and background.

February 25, 2020

Tips To Help You Slowly Ease Yourself Back Into An Active Lifestyle

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to focus on your diet, but regular exercise is also a vital part of any weight loss journey. Whilst exercise has many benefits for those looking to shed a few pounds, it can be hard to get back into the habit, particularly if your weight gain has meant that you’ve been sedate for a while.




Introducing exercise slowly is important if you want to lose weight safely, without damaging your body or making yourself feel miserable. Here are some great tips to help you get back into active habits that will help you lose weight and feel amazing.

February 24, 2020

How Co-working Spaces Help Working Moms

Meta-Description: Coworking spaces have set the bar in providing a conducive, comfortable and convenient working space for freelancers, start-ups, and working moms. Nowadays, it isn’t unusual for moms to go to work to fulfill their own dreams and to help with the family’s finances. With more flexible working schedules and work at home options, it’s no longer a hassle for moms to work and take care of their children.





Additionally, the increasing popularity and availability of co-working spaces make it more convenient for freelancers and working moms to get their job done. Such spaces are ideal for anyone looking for more adaptable working schedules.


February 23, 2020

Getting Your Feet Ready For Sandal Season

From late autumn, throughout the winter and into early spring, we tend to wear boots and thick softs for most of the time. But soon enough spring and summer arrive, and the heat is on. Wearing sandals can keep you feeling cool and comfortable during the heat. But after all of those months of being tucked away, you might want to prep your feet for being on show one again.




Once over
If you have a lot of dry skin or have developed warts or a corn, then now is the perfect time to take care of that. Corn and wart removal can be pretty simple. For dry and cracked heels, you might need to use a rich moisturiser overnight for a few days to soften them up. A pumice stone, or heel skin removal tool can help deal with the hardness and dry skin.

February 19, 2020

GrabFood Promotes Shared Food Moments; Unveils Exclusive Food Bundles and the First GrabKitchen in the Philippines

GrabFood, the leading online food delivery platform in the Philippines, unveils its first ever GrabKitchen in the country, as well as exclusive food bundles in partnership with 150 merchants to promote more shared food moments this season of love. 




Food is always better when shared. More than the food and its preparations, meals are made special by the company of our loved ones. A simple meal becomes something extraordinary when shared with others. Food becomes an avenue for sharing meaningful moments that can last forever— stories of little wins and daily struggles, kilig moments, and even heartbreak.

February 14, 2020

5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Curries

Do you have a propensity for eating delicious dishes like curries for your evening meals? But are you worried that eating a curry too often can be a bad thing? Well, it’s lucky that you’ve stopped by this blog post today because you’re about to learn something new. There are several surprising health benefits to eating curries!




Curries are dishes popular throughout countries in South Asia like India and elsewhere in the world, such as the United Kingdom, where it has become the de-facto national dish! Aside from being tasty and “moreish,” the ingredients used in curry dishes help to boost your immune system and ward off some particularly nasty medical conditions and diseases. Let’s take a look at some of the most surprising health benefits to eating a curry dish regularly.

Being Vegan Is Easier Than You Think

If you tried your hand at Veganuary, and now you are wondering whether you might want to try again in the future, or simply keep it up, you are not alone. 




There is a general trend in that direction at the moment, and it is perfectly possible that the way will yet come when we look back on the time we used to eat animals as a truly barbaric one. Whatever your political opinions, it’s a fact that the vegan diet is good for you, as long as you do it right. But a lot of people are put off by what they assume to be a complex and troublesome diet. Actually, being vegan is amazingly simple, and it’s something that anyone can do easily enough.

February 12, 2020

Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato's Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Is Back Season, Just in Time For Valentine’s Day!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you somebody asks you what are your top 3 favorite fruits? For me, my top 3 favorite fruits are mango, strawberry and watermelon. Anything with these fruits, I will definitely eat. Speaking of strawberries, I like everything strawberry flavored stuff. Strawberries remind of so many things; it reminds me of summer time, it reminds me of cute stuff and I sometimes associate it with something romantic.




So, I was so over the moon when I received something so sweet in the mail a few days ago. My lovely friends at Cara Mia sent over their Limited-Edition Strawberry Shortcake just in time for Valentine’s. Nothing could be more perfect than some sweet treats sent to your doorstep during Happy Hearts Day right?

February 11, 2020

5 Tips for Getting Your Body Ready for Spring Break

We can finally start saying slow goodbye to winter, which means one thing: Spring Break!!! This is one of the most fun things that happen in a year, so you want to look and feel your best. But what do you do with that winter weight? Here’s a little guide that will help you get ready for the craziest time of the year and make you look absolutely banging during those pool parties.




Do some serious cardio
If you want to lose some of that winter chub and get leaner, more toned and looking top-notch in your spring athleisure, cardio is a must. The optimum cardio schedule would be 5 times a week with sessions ranging from 20 to 60 minutes. This sort of schedule will keep your heart rate elevated enough to burn plenty of calories and help you reach your weight goal. In the end, it all boils down to calories-in-calories-out, and cardio will help you with the latter part by boosting the number of calories you burn during the day. However, cardio can also help you uncover existing muscles and even build some new lean muscle, so it’s a win-win situation.

February 8, 2020

Brown Café: Another Milk Tea Brand to Try

Thailand is known for many things, the culture, the temples, the beaches and the food. But have you tried their version of milk tea? Even before the craze about milk tea even began, Thai milk tea has been my favorite since I tried it back in college. I love how strong Thai Milk tea and gest more flavorful with the addition of milk in it. Thai Tea is made from strongly brewed black tea, often spiced with ingredients such as star anise, crushed tamarind, cardamom, and occasionally others as well. That is why it’s one of the yummiest milk teas that is existing.




And as the milk tea craze spreads across Asia and the world, Thailand, though they have their own version of it, will not be left out. If you go to Bangkok, you’ll find a lot of milk tea places in malls, streets and tourist spots. And some of the brands from Thailand has also reached the shores of the Philippines. There aren’t many Thai brands since we are proliferated with mostly Taiwanese or HK brands, but one has been inching its way to Filipino milk tea-lovers: Brown Café in Serendra BGC.

February 7, 2020

Camp Curry: New Branch and New Items on the Menu

Most people go on camping trips because they're tired of the city or looking for some adventure. Whether you enjoy biking, hunting or any other outdoor activity, I’ve heard that camping offers you a lot of benefits like focus completely on a hobby or do things that you like without external distractions or solely to meditate.




But if I’m going to be a hundred percent honest, the urban girl in me quite dislike camping especially that I don’t have some essential things readily available for me. I’ve slept inside a tent only two times my entire life and both were by the shore near the beach. And the second one was even glamping. I enjoyed both, but if I have a choice between that and a comfier option I would likely to choose the latter.

February 6, 2020

Everything Unlimited at Yakiniku San - Robinson's Galleria

We all wish money grows on trees, but that is not the case and that only happens in dreams and fantasies. That is why as much as possible we get what our hard earned money is worth. This is why people love going to buffet of everything unlimited restaurants. You pay for just a minimal amount but you get many servings of food to your heart’s content. I love buffets even though some are better than others, I always see these kinds of places where I can get so much return for the money I’m spending.




Nowadays, people are going gaga over unlimited BBQ options. Most of my friends’ oft-repeated phrase is “Samgyup tayo” (let’s go for samgyup). Just last night my office mate was convincing our department to try the newly opened KBBQ in our building. Personally, I’m ok with these buffet or unlimited BBQ restos, but it’s not something that I would eat like every week or many times a week. Only when I crave it.

February 4, 2020

Tips To Create A Charming Living Room Space

In most homes, the living room is a frequently used room where the whole family gathers for entertainment, conversations and some old fashioned quality time. It is also the room where you host guests. In order to make your living room inviting and comfortable, you need to figure out what works the best.




How to create a Minimal yet Comfortable Living Space?
Creating a comfortable living space is best left to individual preferences. However, there are certain aspects that can help ensure that you make the best use of the available space for added charm and comfort.

January 30, 2020

Trying Out Civet Coffee at Little Farmers Coffee Brim Now at Ayala Malls The 30th

Coffee ranks as one world's most valuable and widely traded commodity. People from all walks of life consume it on a daily basis and there are people who can go a day without coffee, and that includes myself. Many consider it as liquid gold, something that fuels their soul and body to get us going and allow us to function all through out the day.




Coffee beans are usually produced in what people call us the coffee belt which is the tropical regions of world. But they don’t just grow anywhere in the tropics; these crops are very picky on where they would grow best; the tastiest beans come from plants that are not only cultivated in warm, humid tropical environments, but in terrain that sits at high elevations.

January 29, 2020

Secrets to a Happy Marriage

When you’re home fresh from your honeymoon, it can be hard to imagine there will ever be any obstacles in your marriage. However, after a few months together, you might start seeing some challenges, especially if you don’t have much relationship experience. In reality, healthy marriage requires work, love, commitment and respect in order to give you back the happiness you deserve. Here are a few important keys to work on every day which will bless you with a successful marriage.




Be your authentic self
First things first, you need to be able to be yourself in your marriage. The more you express your authentic self, the happier, stronger and more fulfilling your relationship is going to be. And since most people put on masks for others, living your truth can be easier said than done. Being vulnerable takes not only time and energy but also the courage to tell all about your thoughts, desires and feelings. Even though hard, making these steps is key to a happy marriage.

January 28, 2020

Pretty Place and Good Eats: Cafe Freddo - BGC

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It may or may not be just a myth, but what if you are craving for breakfast but it's not in the morning or your day is upside down (i.e. you work night shifts). Good thing is that there are places where you can get breakfast all day.




And in BGC you can find a couple of these types of places because BGC is one of those cities in the Philippines that never sleeps because of 24/7 businesses in the area. One of those all-day breakfast restaurants in BGC is Cafe Freddo.

January 27, 2020

Scuba Diving: Basic Navigation Tips You Need To Know

Scuba diving is one of the most exciting underwater activities. Though there are professionals who scuba dive for research and analysis purposes, there are some who dive just for the fun of it. No matter the reason you scuba dive, it is important to learn to navigate underwater. Navigating underwater can be a bit tricky, especially since there are no roads, landmarks or signs. Here are a few tips to help you get a hang of basic navigation while you go scuba diving.




Plan Ahead
Just like any form of activity or travel, it is essential to plan ahead while you go scuba diving. You need to collect as much information as possible about the location as well as expected scenarios like rocks, coral formations, sandy patches, drop-offs wreck size and so on. You can usually collect this sort of information from dive operators or experienced divers in the region.

January 26, 2020

Revisiting Wai Ying Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown, Binondo

Not so many good news is coming out of China nowadays. Their continued practice of modern communism, the latest Corona virus epidemic, their issues with international relations, etc. But whether we like it or not, the influence of the Chinese people is evident almost in all corners of the world. You can also find them in most, if not all countries. One fine influence of the Chinese to all of us though, is their cuisine.




I don’t usually say it, but I really love Chinese food. This is maybe because Chinese cuisine is so integrated in Filipino food and former has a huge influence on the latter. A lot of household or home cooked dishes in most Filipino homes are somewhat influence by the Chinese cuisine, may it be super obvious – like the pancit and lumpia; and some subtle.

January 25, 2020

5 Questions to Help You Decide on an All-inclusive Wedding Venue

Planning a wedding on your own is more than overwhelming. If you are all set to have your dream wedding, then better start planning well in advance. However doesn't it seem a little too stressful to get ready for the wedding, choose your outfits, decide the guest list, the venue and take care of so many other details? Relax, help is nearby. Heard of the new lifesaver? It's the All-Inclusive wedding venue that comes with a wedding planner! Yes, you heard it right. Everything is included and you have the assistance from an expert wedding planner as well. Let us go right into the details of this awesome idea.




As the name suggests, the All-inclusive wedding venue is super convenient as you have everything you have dreamt of arranged in one place. The main purpose of hiring a wedding planner is to get things done consistently and thoroughly. You should have a list of your requirements before meeting the planner at the venue. Then discuss with him/her regarding your choices, likes, dislikes and dream wedding plans.

January 24, 2020

Sigekiya Ramen is Now Open at Estancia Mall!

If I am to be very, very honest, when I think of comfort food, it’s not ramen that comes to my mind. But I have friends and I know a lot of people who consider ramen as something that soothes their souls and taste buds. But if you serve me ramen, I will never say no to it; because it is Japanese food and that cuisine is my favorite of all. And with tsukemen, it’s another story altogether.




Sigekiya first opened in 2016 at Commercenter, Alabang and has become a favorite ramen destination for people from the South. After three branches in that area and four years later, they finally decided to bring what Sigekiya has to offer to ramen-lovers to people from the Central and East of Metro Manila, by opening their newest branch at also a new space – The East Wing of Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, Pasig City.

January 23, 2020

TeaMi is Now Open at SM North EDSA Annex!

Milk Tea will always hold a special place in every Filipino's heart. Well, the milk tea craze may have peaked a couple of years ago, but the dust hasn’t settled yet we're all still sipping. And this has just confirmed that our love for milk tea is here to stay.




I can’t remember when it happened, but I had a conversation with fellow foodies and one asked what food trend do we think would go out this 2020. Someone said Korean BBQ buffet, someone said milk tea. Some agreed and some did not. But looks like both food trend is here to stay.

January 22, 2020

One of Manila's Best Fried Chicken: BAD BIRD - SM Megamall

Fried chicken is probably one of the fail-safe dishes that one can eat or prepare. You can eat it as is or you can find just about any side dishes that will go well with fried chicken. Although, you can eat it daily and no one is forcing you not to, eating fried chicken on a daily basis may not be beneficial to your health. But I get it, if you it a couple of times a week, especially if they are the juicy and plump ones. I remember I knew someone whose kid only fried chicken, all sorts and versions of it, and nothing but just that, although he isn’t sickly; I just can’t imagine LOL!




I have eaten so many fried chickens in my lifetime, name it, I have probably tried it. From the poorly cooked ones, to cheap street food version, to fast food and fast casual resto fried chicken, up to some gourmet types. I have found some that became my favorites. Fried chicken is also my default when I don’t feel like leaving my apartment to get food, like I said it’s one of the safest yet satisfying food mankind has ever invented.

January 19, 2020

Shari Shari Kakigori House - Authentic Japanese Shaved Ice Dessert Shop in BGC

They say the Japanese people do all things better. I couldn’t agree more with that, I mean have you seen their New Year fireworks during the annual New Year's celebration? I haven't seen anything like it! Ok, some of the fireworks display from around the world were grand too, but Japan had something new up their sleeves. It was majestic and super amazing.




In Japan everything is an art; and this is why I am so enthralled with this country and have been dreaming of visiting it in the near future. When I say everything, even with their food and also their desserts! I can’t remember if it was a friend or someone on social media who posted about those pretty desserts being sold in supermarkets and stores in Japan and I was totally amused.

January 17, 2020

Grillin Ape - Eastwood’s New Fast Casual Yakitori and Sake Joint

Could do believe that even though my number one favorite cuisine in the whole wide world is Japanese and that I have been travelling since 2009 that I have never been to the Land of the Rising Sun? One of my dream destinations is definitely Japan. I have always envisaged about the things that I would do when I go there.




I want to see the old castles and Shinto temples. To witness the sakura flowers bloom, see Mount Fuji, do a kimono wearing and tea ceremonies. And most of all, to eat my way throughout Japan. After all, food has the power to shape our travel memories. For now, I while I daydream my way to that day when I will finally set foot in Japan, and I plan to do that by discovering all the Japanese restaurants I can find in the metro.

January 16, 2020

Made Local from Local: Low(Cal) Cafe - Ayala Malls Manila Bay

I love so many things in my life and coffee is definitely one of them. A good cup of coffee can make even the earliest of mornings and longest of days a little more bearable. It’s our ever-reliable companion for long stressful days or nights. It’s also there for quiet weekend mornings or when we want to catch up with friends or family. It’s the liquid gold that fuels our body and soul.




I've visited a lot of coffee shops since I started my love affair with coffee back in college. Most times I go for the mainstream ones. But there are those that are not forerunners that I really liked and always go back to. I love discovering new places to get my caffeine fix and a lot of times the not so popular ones really stand out to me.

January 14, 2020

Avocadoria: Here to Fulfill Your Avocado Dreams

One of the seasonal fruits that I look forward to every summer is the avocado. I love it when my mumma or anyone in the family makes a dessert out of it. The best combination of avocado that I love to eat is when it’s with condensed milk and powdered it, making the mashed avocado super creamy and sweet. Before, there’s a limited amount of desserts that you can make out of an avocado, I can only think of that one I mentioned plus avocado ice cream and that’s it.




Nowadays, avocado is even being prepped as part of other savory dishes, like guacamole and avocado toast. The latter, which honestly, I don’t think I can eat. As a salsa, it’s tolerable for me. Avocado perhaps for me will always be a dessert fruit. No matter what people say or what savory dishes people invent out of them.

January 13, 2020

Yakikai Japanese Grill & Buffet: Newest Eat-All-You-Can in QC

Just when you thought all the never-ending consuming of food already stopped after the holidays and y’all now are ready to start your #BalikAlindog goals; well, don’t get mad at me, as I’m weak as you are too, but let me tell you about this newly opened buffet restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City: Yaki Kai Japanese Grill and Buffet! This new restaurant is located at the heart of Quezon’s City’s food hub specifically at Sct. Lazcano St. Tomas Morato  and is another concept brand of the people behind the, also, unlimited restaurant, Hodai!




Yaki Kai is a combination of two Japanese words: yaki meaning grilled and kai meaning gathering. At Yaki Kai you’ll be able to enjoy Japanese and Korean dishes including samgyupsal to your heart’s content. It’s a two-storey house-turned-resto can accommodate up to 150 people! They have parking too and can accommodate I think until 10 cars, but street parking is also allowed in this area.

January 12, 2020

A Bite of Hunan BGC x Jufran

Growing up, I was never fond of eating spicy food. As much as I could I would avoid them because I have very low tolerance for it. I also hate the numbing feeling that lingers on my mouth which in turn makes me drink more water, I get full easily and don’t get to enjoy the food I’m eating. But as I grow older, I’ve tried spicy food once in a while and I progressed to liking them that there was even a time I would always eat spicy Caldereta, dynamites (chili filled with cheese) and even a spicy Sinigang because I started to enjoy the kick. Although there are just dishes that are too spicy for me, but I am a brave girl, so I still try to eat some.




When I went to A Bite of Hunan for the Jufran Sauces Event, for some reason, it totally slipped my mind that what they are offering are mostly spicy food. I was like duh, Jen, “Hunan”… plus this was in partnership with Jufran and they were promoting their new line of sauces which were mostly spicy. But I am a big girl, I can do this! I just need more water or watermelon juice to help die down the sting of all the chilies and all the peppers!

January 9, 2020

Spice Up Your Life with Jufran (Plus a #TaraySaSarap GIVEAWAY!)

I'm someone who's big with condiments because I like my food to be always tasty and have layers of flavors in it. Growing up, our kitchen has even a dedicated cabinet with myriads of condiments for our us to use whenever we feel like it. I don't think I have a particular condiment or bottled sauce that I didn't like. I'm not like my brother who doesn’t like vinegar or ketchup. I think he's kinda missing out since a lot of food really tastes well with vinegar and/or ketchup, right?!




Anyhoo, just last December I got first dibs on Jufran's new and some improved line of sauces which we got to try with several dishes from Bite of Hunan (that in another blog post). Check them out:

January 8, 2020

Personalized Gifts for Your Loved Ones!

A personalized gift does not mean it should contain the person’s name on that gift. Personalized gift is something that is well thought out, something that will say so much about the one who will receive the gift or something that represents the receiver. Moreover, it also tells that the one who is giving the gift values that relationship because he/she pays attention to the things that you value, the things that you love or the things that you are passionate about.




For me personalized gifts are always better. By that, I mean it is extra creative, extra sweet, and extra cool by giving them away personalized gifts. It's the perfect solution when you are so over braving crowded malls, and heavy traffic just to get something for that significant other.

January 7, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About LDL-Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? It is very important to be aware of the amount of cholesterol in our bloodstream. But, before we start worrying about it, we need to know more about cholesterol and its role in our health. Cholesterol is a fatty substance and is often known as lipids. Insoluble in water, lipids cannot be transported in the blood on their own. To be transported, cholesterol binds to certain proteins and is carried in the blood. The combination of the protein and fats is known as lipoproteins.




While cholesterol is essential for the human body, high levels are associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This is more so in the case of cholesterol that is carried by low-density lipoprotein or LDL. Known as LDL-C, its measurements are used to evaluate the risk of any future cardiovascular problems.

January 3, 2020

Holy Wow! Holy Cow Sizzler's Meat All You Can for Only 399!

I don’t know if it’s only us Filipinos who love eat-all-you-can restaurants. Are we stingy or are we just the kind of people who want so much value for our hard earned money. Whatever the reason is, all I know that is true is that we love to eat, like a hundred percent!




With the proliferation of unlimited Korean barbeque chains, Filipinos nowadays wouldn’t settle for anything that doesn’t give them the bang for their buck. But like myself, I often get the feeling of over satiation with all these Korean samgyup that that I crave for something else once in a while. So if you’re feeling the same way that I do, you might want to try a different eat-all-you-can offering.

January 1, 2020

5 Benefits of Running a Coffee Shop in 2020

Finding the right business to dedicate your time, money and energy to might not be the easiest thing in the world, but it’s not the hardest either. It’s all about understanding what you do and don’t like doing, and then figuring out how to turn your passion into a career. For all those coffee lovers all over the world, opening a coffee shop or a café might be the business idea they could have, so if this is something you’d like to do as well, here’s why you should definitely open a coffee shop in 2020.




You’ll always drink the best coffee
This might not seem like the most important thing ever, but if you’re a true coffee enthusiast, it pretty much is! Insisting on only the best coffee in your area won’t just make your place popular and lucrative, but it will give you a chance to keep drinking amazing coffee every day of the week.

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