Friday, July 26, 2013

O Hai Nacho!

Say hello to JC and his family's new apple of the eye. Nacho, 2 months old, and a mix of German Shepherd/Siberian Husky. The cross breed is called Gerberian Shepsky. In my opinion, he's more German than Siberian hihi. 

I was expecting a cute little puppy to arrive so kamusta naman ang gulat ko upon seeing him for the first time. Nacho is one huge puppy with paws the size of JC's 6 (or 7?) years old dog, Chippy! My god ang laki nya. 

Goodluck in a few more months or when he's finally a full grown beast. So I better enjoy his size now, mahirap na when he gets bigger. He might think of me as a walking chew bone. 

First kill

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bono Artisanal Gelato

So this is Bono gelato. We tried Dark Ciocolatto and Strawberries & Prosecco (it's an Italian sparkling wine oooh). Not bad. In fact, a wonderful contrast of bitter and fruity flavors.

Bono Artisanal Gelato

Bono Artisanal Gelato

Apolinario Mabini Hapi Wheelchairs Parade

After the Barney show in Eastwood Mall and 2 carousel rides for my goddaughter Kai Mykonos, we talked Mitch into coming with us to The Mind Museum for the Apolinario Mabini Hapi Wheelchairs Parade, an event to kickstart the National Disability Week. 

We weren't prepared for what we saw. There was a medium-sized crowd hanging and looking around the coolest art wheelchairs I've ever seen in my life! You may wanna read Tita Babeth's article here to learn more about this event.

Below are some of the photos we managed to snap before the program started.

Winged Icarus by Plet Bolipata. Photo courtesy of tita Babeth Lolarga
Photo courtesy of tita Babeth Lolarga

Silver Chariot by Robert Alejandro

With Kidlat Tahimik

Winged Chariot by Io Regalado

Ancestral house wheelchair by Ling Quisumbing Ramilo and Pancho Villanueva

All-weather Guardian Angel Salumpuwet by Kidlat Tahimik

Reminds me of Game of Thrones. Art by Leeroy New.

The Anti-Stress Wheelchair by Agnes Arellano

Part of Mark Cosico's carretela wheelchair

Anghel Bulilit by Aba Dalena
If I heard it correctly from the host you can still check these artsy wheelchairs on display at St. Lukes Global City in Taguig.

Thanks for inviting us Tita Babeth!


I had to redo some of my captions as apparently some of them were incorrect. Thanks for the info, Tita B!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Create Yer Own Pancakes at Slappy Cakes

It's Kai Mykonos' date, with her godmothers and future lawyer tita, in the new talk of the town Slappy Cakes. Here's their idea: we provide the pancake batter, you cook it any way you want to. Idea sold! Mostly to kids, kids at heart and those too lazy enough to come up with their own mixes.

I like their wooden couches - although it would've been nicer if there was cushion? - because it's long and wide enough for toddler to prance around.

Slappy Cakes, Eastwood City

Slappy Cakes menu

Toddlers, they can't and won't stay still. Grown-ups, have to have a quick hand-eye coordination when it comes to snapping photos of/with toddlers.

Because Ninang Mitch hasn't arrived yet.

Kimi ordered Toad in a Hole, which was really GOOD. I loved the fries, she loved the sourdough bread.

Toad in a Hole, Slappy Cakes

I ordered Buttermilk batter, no fixins at all, while Mitch got (more like we coerced her to) the Peanut Butter batter with banana and get this, salted egg duck fixins! Our pancake just drove its way to Bibingka road. 

Slappy Cakes, Eastwood City

Here's Ninang Mitch's art.

Bibingcake slathered with mango maple syrup, anyone? 

The merry gang of Kai Mykonos.

I did not ask her to pose for me, she did it on her own and urged me to take a pic. They start young nowadays don't they!? But she's so cute how can you resist this dollface.

Lest you forget how to do your ABC's, here's an edible reminder...

Overall the experience was fun but one I wasn't too crazy enough to go for seconds. It gave me an idea though. Must find and buy those clear ketchup container so I can have a squeeze batter mix of my own. And I can have as many fixins and toppings as I want without burning my pocket. Sorry, it's not you. It's me.

PS: a bunch of selfies just to prove this toddler's fascination with cameras. Great bonding though, kiddo! Til our next date.

Monday, July 22, 2013

T-Rex Origami

We found this origami of a T-Rex on display in Shangri-La Mall after finding out we can't watch Pacific Rim. Nice consolation, universe.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

All New Season of The Newsroom

So glad The Newsroom's back! Glad to see the whole ACN crew back. Sloan's awkward convo with Don? She totally nailed it.


I wonder what happened to Maggie in Uganda. Her hair is terrible! On the up side, she and Don finally called it quits. Now please Jim, get your ass back to New York pronto.

pic nicked from here

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pastry Overload at Wildflour Café + Bakery

Fourth of July brunch with my two girlfriends, Mitch and Amy, in Podium branch of Wildflour. Eh may na-late kaya wala sa pic na 'to.

 Is this considered a selfie even if my intention was to take photo of the wines lang? hee.

Wildflour Café + Bakery

Wildflour Café + Bakery menu

Wildflour Café + Bakery

Okay medyo nakakabaliw lang ang choices sa Wildflour, there's so many to choose from! But in the end, the three of us settled for a pastry board. For 420 pesos you get to choose 4 pastries of your choice. The future lawyer suggested we get the more expensive ones haha. 

Wildflour Café + Bakery

Wildflour Café + Bakery

Pastry Board, Wildflour Café + Bakery

Our pastry board choices were Vanilla Cronut, Brownie Turtle, Chocolate Souffle and Banana Nutella Danish.

Wildflour Café + Bakery
 Amy ordered this humongous Croissant Bread Butter Pudding and Tomato Soup (not in photo).

Wildflour Café + Bakery

Mitch ordered Croque Madame (brioche, ham, gruyere, egg).

Croque Madame at Wildflour Café + Bakery

While I ordered the Wildflour Breakfast (coddled eggs, croissant, Greek yogurt with homemade mango compote & brewed coffee). I gave the coffee to Amy.

Would you believe we had to brown-bagged almost all our personal orders? The pastry board was the culprit! We didn't realize that you could get really full just by eating pastries! We were all surprised at the serving size of Croque Madame. My favorite in the pastry board would have to be the Chocolate Souffle as it has the right sweetness to it, not too little and not too much, just the kind I like. The Vanilla Cronut? It was okay lang haha. There's so much pastries to choose from, and the tarte flambé, we must come back for those, that it ultimately requires a second visit. I shall come back for the tarte flambé!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Manila Improv Festival 2013 Among Others

After lunch at Saboten, I lingered inside Fully Booked while waiting for a friend to arrive. Again, I went bonkers like I always do whenever I'm inside huge bookstores. I found this book I've been looking for a long time. Most probably I'll end uo buying it (and the two others by the same author although I've read Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life years ago) out of my own pocket. Meh.

When my friend finally arrived, we headed for PETA Theater to watch a 6pm show of Manila Improv Festival. We saw this mini coop on our way. Look closely, you can see a bride and groom inside. Too cute.

Too bad we weren't able to catch up any of SPIT's show, work schedule conflict boo. Anyway, we met my friend and another friend when we got to PETA Theater. That night's performers were Zmack, Plus One and Pirates of Tokyo Bay.

Everyone was great and hilarious I was afraid my jaw would lock from too much laughing. Everyone in the audience, including those fished out to get up to stage, were such a sport, laughing their hearts out too. I wish there would be more of these here! I wish I could watch SPIT live.

Manila Improv Festival 2013
Inside PETA Theater
Manila Improv Festival 2013 - Zmack

Plus One

Manila Improv Festival 2013 - Plus One
Plus One

Manila Improv Festival 2013 - Pirates of Tokyo Bay
Pirates of Tokyo Bay

Pirates of Tokyo Bay
I was starving by the time the show ended a little before 9pm. We left, got lost a for a while before finally getting our geographic bearings. By the time we got anywhere near a familiar place, the sky has let out a gracious amount of water (read: malakas ang ulan). I saw Greens Vegetable Restaurant and knew have found our place, perfect for the vegetarian friend.

We ordered potato patties (which I really liked!), crunchy bean curd wrapper (kakaiba but actually good), veggie beef and brocolli, green vegetarian barbecue and eggplant parmigiana. I didn't even finished half of my parmigiana because I was too stuffed already from eating 2 potato patties.

Greens Vegetarian Restaurant

Greens Vegetarian Restaurant

Greens Vegetarian Restaurant

Greens Vegetarian Restaurant

And nightcap at Moomba. This was a long but fun day.