September 28, 2017

5 Fun and Interesting Date Ideas and Activities for Couples to Stir Up Relationship

One common reality that hits couples who have been together for quite some time, is the fact that sparks and butterflies do not last forever. The feeling you got during your first date, may not be the same feeling you'll get after years of going out together. While this may be a normal issue among couples, there are fortunately many ways that you can do to stir up the relationship. 

One of which is doing fun and interesting things together other than the usual lunch or dinner dates. 

Here are some unique activities you can enjoy with your partner for that quality-time moments. 

1. Visit a Painting Studio

Unleash your inner Van Gogh and try your hand at painting. It doesn't matter if it's your first time to hold a paintbrush, or if you have zero art skills. What matters most is that you get to enjoy the moment of trying something new, and at the same time make fun of each others's masterpieces.

September 26, 2017

E! Bloggers Ball 2017: A Gathering of Top Social Media Infuencers at City of Dreams

Last weekend, D and I attended our first E!Bloggers Ball held at the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila. It was a gathering of the country's top social media influencers, bloggers, vloggers, Youtubers, instagrammers, and celebrities, all dressed up and made up to this once-a-year social event.

Everyone lit up the night as attendees came in their best ensemble, looking all stylish, dashing, and glamorous. Think of it as the Star Magic Ball of the local blogging/vlogging community.

September 22, 2017

Applebees's Grill & Bar Launches New Dishes to Give More Reasons to Celebrate!

Few weeks ago, Applebee's Philippines hosted an afternoon celebration and feast, to introduce their newest menu additions. We are not talking about 2-3 new dishes here, but a whooping 20 new items including salads, appetizers, pasta, meat and seafood dishes, burger and desserts.

We started off with one of the best food discoveries and pairing for the day: Applebees's Fried Sweet & Spicy Pickles (P195) paired with Engkanto Beer.

September 13, 2017

Kazunori Japanese Restaurant and Kazu Cafe at the Mazda Showroom in Makati

Been hearing about this new Japanese restaurant in Makati which is situated within the Mazda car dealership showroom along Chino Roces Ave. Kazunori Japanese Restaurant is apparently from the same people behind Mendoroko Ramenba and Ramen Yushoken.

The restaurant has three dining concepts: a casual cafe by the entrance (Kazu Cafe), an upscale sushi bar at the middle, and the main dining area at the back. The main dining also sports an open-kitchen bar table which can accommodate 10 persons.

The place, while unassuming, was packed with diners on a Saturday evening. We didn't have prior reservation, but was lucky to get a table at the main dining area.

For appetizers, we got the Kakiage (P420) tempura which I noticed most tables also have.

September 10, 2017

Salad Stop! Celebrates Salad Month This September with Eat Wide Awake Movement

SaladStop!, the ultimate destination for fresh salads, hearty wraps and other healthy snacks, celebrates its first ever Salad Month this September. The month-long campaign aims to help individuals start their fitness goals and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

SaladStop! has prepared a series of promos and fun activities in line with its "Eat Wide Awake Movement", starting off with the introduction of its "Eat Wide Awake Movers"- individuals who are known advocates of health, fitness, and wellness. 

On the list are actress Coleen Garcia, celebrity host Raymond Gutierrez, marathon enthusiast and host Kim Atienza, volleyball player Michelle Gumabao, and celebrity fitness coach Arnold Aninion, who are all known to keep a well-balanced lifestyle.

September 9, 2017

Jimm's Cafe Clara with El Maca Chocolate-Banana Boost Smoothie Recipe

I've written about the all new Jimm's Cafe Clara with El Maca before, and here I am again, sharing an interesting way to enjoy your usual cup of coffee.

We may often drink coffee mixes on its own, just by adding hot water to give us the energy we need throughout the day. But for people who are not really into the bitter taste of coffee, here is a recipe that you will surely like.

The first time I tasted Café Clara, I thought it was sweet, creamy and nutty, perfect to drink cold rather than hot. I recently came up with a quick and easy recipe that is both refreshing and revitalizing, to provide the extra boost of energy I need all day.

Check out my recipe below:

Café Clara Creamy Chocolate-Banana Boost Smoothie

Food Trip in Bohol – Best Restaurants To Visit in Bohol, Philippines

Bohol is a great weekend spot, and a great place for a culinary trip too. It went through a renovation phase in recent years, and now has many casual and fine dining places of a surprisingly high level. 

The other good thing about Bohol, is that between meals you'll have so many attractions to fill your days with. There is the fabulous Alona Beach, Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary, and the Loboc River. Getting to do them all while your tummy is full of good food is a huge bonus.

September 5, 2017

Kushikatsu Daruma Uptown Mall BGC: New Rice Bowl Lunch Sets at P265!

Kushikatsu Daruma, the world-famous kushikatsu place in Osaka, is known for their deep-fried skewers of meat and vegetables in a special bread flour coating. These skewers are then dipped into a deep-flavored umami sauce, a signature recipe by Kushikatsu Daruma.

It was our first time to visit Kushikatsu Daruma in Uptown Mall BGC, ever since it opened early this year. While we were set on trying their kushikatsu, we also wanted to check out their new lunch set promo.

5​ ​Tips ​to​ ​Selecting ​the Best​ Holiday Accommodations ​in ​Bali

Bali is a sprawling 5000 square kilometer tropical paradise that is famed as one of the top tourist and vacation destinations in the world. Strategically located in Southeast Asia, it is blessed with an amazing climate over a wonderful complement of sea and lush landscapes. The best way to experience all of these great features is to find a holiday accommodation that will perfectly suit your needs and preferences. 

Fortunately, you can easily find the best​ ​holiday accommodation​ ​in​ ​Bali without much effort as it is filled with hotels and villas that offer great convenience to visiting tourists.

To make sure you are selecting the best Bali holiday accommodation, you can follow these tips: