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June 4, 2019

Kyō-To Restaurant Makati- Traditional Japanese Kaiseki by Chef Ryohei Kawamoto

We celebrated D's 30th birthday last year in Kyoto.. Not in Japan, but in Makati. KyōTo is a hidden Japanese restaurant along Palanca Street in Legazpi Village, Makati. We've been frequenting a few bars in Palanca during my time in the corporate world, but never did I imagine that one day, I will go back to the area not for some bar chows and drinks, but to dine at this very fine Japanese restaurant.

I was initially hesitant to push through with our reservation since 1. I don't eat raw fish or sashimi (except spicy tuna) 2. The price of the kaseiki menu was waaaay beyond our average dining budget.


D really wanted to dine here ever since it opened, but was looking for an excuse to justify the big dining splurge. Finally, his 30th birthday seemed like the perfect occasion to take me out on a fancy dinner.

Upon arriving, we were immediately led to the Kappo- a 10-seater open-kitchen bar area where Chef Ryohei Kawamoto was busy preparing the menu for the night. A staff handed the kaiseki menu that listed down all the dishes that will be served to us that night.


Kaiseki is an elaborate multi-course Japanese dining experience with menu that depends on the availability of seasonal ingredients. It exhibits the culinary techniques and skill of a chef who puts in a lot of effort and thought in creating the menu.


January 6, 2019

Our Tinghun Journey and Experience New World Makati Oct 7, 2018 #SOHONGryforLove

October 7, 2018- We are officially engaged! After several months of preparations for our engagement and wedding, finally, we get to cross one event off our checklist.


Time really seems to fly by so quickly. I can still remember D's proposal last January. After nine months, we are officially engaged.

The Zen Institute A Medical Spa- Ultralift and Mesolipo for the Wedding Day

Tinghun finally down, and one last push to go- the wedding day. Preparing for both tinghun and wedding may be exciting, but it can also be stressful at the same time. 

A month before our tinghun day, I was worried I won't be able to fit in my gown. It was quite tight that we decided to adjust it by an inch so I can wear it comfortably. Since our tinghun was a very special day for us, I wanted to look good and feel good. We regularly went to the gym, stayed away from unhealthy food and avoided eating out.


Then, I learned about The Zen Institute- A Medical Spa through a former schoolmate. I've always been curious if these non-invasive medical clinics really work. I know for a fact that these treatments cost a lot of money, and results depend on each person. I thought, if results aren't guaranteed, why bother trying it in the first place. 

January 2, 2019

Flour Plan: Do-It-Yourself Recipe Kit- Skillet Sausage n' Rice

No cook? No problem! Flour Plan is here to save the day! Flour Plan is subscription box that makes cooking at home easier and hassle-free. With Flour Plan's Do-It-Yourself Recipe Kits, you are this close to preparing your own meal without the trial and error. 

Flour Plan basically makes your cooking life easier with their pre-measured ingredients, a recipe card to follow, and some tools to help you in cooking a hassle-free meal and a personalized dining experience.

I was sent a Flour Plan box earlier last month consisting of their Family Size Recipe Kit. My recipe of the day was Flour Plan's Skillet Sausage N' Rice. Each recipe kit costs Php450 which is already good for 5 or more people. 


The box includes everything you'll need to recreate the dish. Everything is neatly packed and ingredients are guaranteed fresh so make sure you refrigerate the ingredients immaediately upon receiving the kits. 

4 Tips to Making Your Own Popcorn

Popcorn is a whole grain that is made into a delicious snack made from a breed of corn that, when cooked, has a crunchy feeling. Popcorn has various health benefits, not known to many since its high in antioxidants. Sometimes even more than many fruits and vegetables. It’s also a good source of fiber.


You can pair a bowl of popcorn with a glass of cold beverage or ice cream while watching movie.

December 4, 2018

Assi Fresh Plaza: Assi K-Food Antenna Shop Laguna Sampling Event on December 8

Assi Fresh Plaza is one of the leading Korean groceries in the country with over 17 branches nationwide. Operated by MJ Global Corp., the Korean food store offers almost all your Korean needs. They have premium Korean fruits, noodles, snacks, chips, candies, chocolates, soup and other Korean food products you can think of. Basically, it is a haven of all things Korean.

With Filipinos still high on the Korean fever, Assi Fresh Plaza continuously finds a way to promote not only their Korean products, but the Korean culture in general as well. 

Through Assi Fresh Plaza sampling events, the Korean store is able to share some of their best-selling products to the Filipinos. This is a way to let us have a taste of their Korean goodies which we only often watch from Koreanovelas and movies. 


Assi Fresh Plaza holds a sampling event every month to generate consumer feedback and study Filipino preferences for future product development. The sales promotion aims to let people try their food products, and at the same time generate awareness on other Korean products we might not know of.