Thursday, September 30, 2010
i often see lots of people eating in "pares" restaurants and according to friends who have tried this dish "ang sarap! mura pa." so when i was in retiro area, i was told by my friend that there's a good "pares" restaurant in the area which is "jonas."
jonas is known for this famous dish. it started in 1979. what's good with their pares is that the beef is really soft (70% lean meat and 30% fat) because it is slow-cooked in charcoal.
we went there around lunch time and i was surprised to see that almost all tables were occupied by people who seemed to enjoy their orders :) so we ordered our own pares and i was so excited to taste it.
beef siomai (w/ corn?!)
did i like it? well...it was okay. pares reminded me of "pata tim."
by the way, my friend, kira and her mom dropped by to say hi ;) forgot to take a photo! sayang :)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
i've scored a number of pretty clothes during my last visit to the ukay-ukay. i bought a nice looking blue long blouse with "cat" design :) what i like most about this top is that it's wrinkled (by nature) so i won't have a hard time ironing it...tee hee! ;)
more ukay finds in my next post. have to rush to a meeting. have a good thursday! :)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
there are a lot of brands on sale like kickers, levi's hush puppies, sebago, giordano, esprit and grendha. even MAC is there and i saw a lot of people in their booth.
anyway, i wans't able to really check out all the stuff because there were so many people! but was able to score some nice looking flipflops at the grendha booth. quite a steal for almost half the price :)
i want to come back and check out the other items on sale...and maybe i can score more fab items for gift-giving (or for personal use?! :)
lolo checking out the tamales
hmmm...curious about this fried pancit siopao :)
after roaming around, we decided to buy food for breakfast :)
lumpia sariwa - with grated green papaya P65 each
homemade ham sandwich - P90
ordered forest ham and farm cheese french sandwich from this stall. super nice owners - both are french. sanwiches range from P130-P160
shwarma - P190
dimsum - 5pcs for P70
we were so full! everything was delicious.
while we were eating, sepi enjoyed playing the park's playground.
sepi inside the tunnel
i think lolo enjoyed because he told my friend jane that he would love to go there every saturday (salcedo market is only open on saturdays, 7am to 2pm). well, let's see. if i'm not too busy, we might do this again soon :)
lolo walking in the park ;)
* bring smaller bills when you go there in the morning (as early as we did) as most of the vendors don't have "panukli" yet if it's really early.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
...and the clock stopped for a good 30-45 minutes.audition is the first episode of season 2. liked the audition songs of the new characters "listen" and "billionaire."
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
so many things to be thankful for despite my being busy today...
my bedazzle flipflops are now consigned in one of the shops in MetroWalk, Ortigas :)
done with my rosette hair accessory in time for the shop opening :)
my favorite malayan chicken curry from banana leaf for lunch :)
Monday, September 13, 2010
a perfect gift this holiday season because i only made 1 per design so each pair is special :)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
there was a long line of people when we went there, mostly in front of the big ice cream refrigerator (is that how it is called?) to taste the ice cream before they make their final choice.
in the end, i tried choco mint and my friend got choc hazelnut. each small cup costs P110, super worth it! we're both happy with our orders and we'll definitely go back and try the other flavors :)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
as always, there's only 1 pair available per design because i believe in individuality and uniqueness plus to avoid bumping into someone with the same pair...hihi...:)