On our recent trip to Robinsons Magnolia, we saw this newly opened Thai Resto at the Foodcourt Level of the mall. This was near Gong Cha so its not really hard to miss. The decoration or overall look of the restaurant is just too minimalist. They can still do something to make the place livelier and happier.
Because we were craving for some Japanese food after our reservation mishap at Midas, we ended up at Umu Japanese Restaurant in Dusit Hotel. Also, we were on a budget since Christmas Season can really put a strain on your pocket. After making reservations at Umu, we were told that we can avail of the Happiest Hour Promo at P950 nett/head. Inclusive of unlimited beer and sake. Wow!
Manila's been super hot lately so when C invited me for a breakfast date at Bag of Beans, I happily said yes. Luck was with with since there's no traffic on our southbound journey until we reached Sta Rosa exit. Ugh! And since we both need to be back in Manila by 12nn to fetch the kids, we decided to head back where we came from... uh oh! Luckily (again), she remembered Batino exit. So off we drove again, farther south. ....
After combing Greenhills for hours, and after fetching C's daughter from the tutor, we (including my daughter) drove off to San Juan again, this time searching for Greeka. First read about Greeka from a guy-blogger and he raved about the 5-hour slow-cooked roast lamb. And since C and I are both fond of lamb, including or minis (the daughters), we know where we want to dine for dinner. Had I not googled the place, we would've passed it by. But fortune was smiling on us. Parking was bad though because we had to park in the street fronting the resto and had to walk more than several steps uphill back to the resto. But some exercise is good. Watch out for this sign if you're coming from Pinaglabanan area because Greeka is located on a curve (P.Guevara) so there's a big chance that you'll miss it. Also, its the only resto in the area. And because we just came from Greenhills, Mr. Cat (my nicest find in Virra Mall) joined us for dinner. ;)
Because we weren't able to have dinner at Eat Fresh (didn't know that they're closed on Sundays!), daughter and I walked around Wilson area until we espied Yen Yen Taiwan Street Food. Now if you are familiar with Eat Fresh, you'll know that street food means food sticks. So we decided to eat at Yen Yen which is a few steps away from Santi's in Wilson.
It's always a treat to shop at DFS Manila since you won't go home empty handed. Also, there are a lot of sale items if one is just brave enough to comb the whole place. Although I usually avoid the home/decor section and simply go straight to the cholates(!), I felt thankful to J for steering me and C in that section first. Found a goldmine of discounted Christmas decors and pots and pans. But before anything else, be sure to have a photo taken at the nice looking kalesa before you begin shopping. You can also opt to have your photo taken by the DFS staff using their computer, then post your photo on your FB page. Cool, right? ;)
After a filling meal at Shi Lin and after combing the stalls of Moonlit Bazaar, C and I happily sat down at Chili's for some much needed drink. Also, we wanted to avail of the bottomless nachos. Kurips-mode! Hahaha Black Russian. Haven't had this for a long time. I just love Vodka and I just love Kahlua. However (or maybe because I am already old-ish), I find the drink too strong. Requested the waiter to tweak my drink with ice and sprite :P Mojito. C said it tasted celery-ish. She's feeling old, too. I guess we're too much of "foodies" than "drinkies." Hehehe Bottoms up! Hic!
An aunt dragged me to her HS meeting/get-together this afternoon eventhough I suggested that I will just fetch her after the party ends. Actually, it also happens to be the belated birthday celebration of tita Margie (her HS buddy). Truth-be-told, I was a bit apprehensive about this gathering since my aunt is already an SC card holder. Hahaha. But its fun and I mean, F-U-N. The meeting started a bit formally and they were discussing the venue, food, etc of their Golden Reunion next year. After a few minutes of formal meeting, they started to relieve High School memories such as loveteams (yes, loveteams), terror teachers (which include my mom, God bless her soul), and gossipped about marital problems, etc. And I thought that only we young people gossiped like that! Hahaha So come dinnertime, they (including me, the youngest of the bunch) gathered at the table to partake a sumptuous meal of Savory chicken, fresh lumpia, pansit, mixed veggies, and a big tub of Nathaniel's buko