Year: 2011

A Nom-mage Special: Happiness in a Box

Jeff has been talking about a certain pair of shoes since his birthday last March. Or maybe even earlier. I never felt the ‘importance’ of these shoes to him until December. He wants the Air Jordan XI Concords. I did a little research and discovered that the Concords was released in 1996 — when Jeff and I were both in the 6th grade. He told me that it has been his dream to have a pair since he saw it. Jeff is a big Bulls fan and a bigger Jordan fan. So when he heard that Nike is rereleasing the Concords, he decided to do anything to, in his words, cop it. Plan A Two years ago, when the Space Jam XI Retro was released, I passed by Nike BHS and saw so many people lined up. That was December 19, four days before the actual release date. I worried a little for Jeff. He might not get his pair if the competition is this tight. So we planned to hire someone to fall in …

Chef Laudico’s BFAST

Nothing special about today other than the feast of the Immaculate Conception, which happened to be celebrated in Antipolo. So mom closed the store in the afternoon. I get to have the afternoon for myself and thought of visiting my fiance. Naks! I came around 2PM in Makati with a pounding headache and and empty stomach. I asked Jeff to grab some paracetamol before meeting me. He wanted to watch a movie and for the first time, I said no. Naks ulet! I have to leave Makati before 5PM because for sure, traffic will be really bad going back to Antipolo. I asked him if we could eat in Ayala Triangle. He suggested Bfast. Bfast, or (I think) Breakfast is one of the restaurants in Ayala Triangle. We picked this because, well, it serves salad. Hahaha! Jeff has been on a diet for four days now and he is only allowed to eat fruits and veggies. So far, so good! I see less tummy. My fiance is working hard to lose weight for the wedding, …

Toast Box

One thing I loved most about my stay in Singapore back in 2008 was the food. Every morning when I go home from work (yep, I was in nightshift), I pass by the hawker centers to buy either Kaya set, fried rice with egg and sausage or whatever, nasi lemak, or whatever I thought of eating. At night during our shift, my coworkers would ask me to go out and eat prata, nasi goreng or nasi lemak. There’s also a place in Singapore called Newton and Makansutra which is a must try for all tourists. So today, we tried Toast Box. I definitely know what I want — KAYA TOAST. Jeff had Nasi Lemak, which I think is what he orders most of the time when he goes to a Singaporean restaurant. He also likes his Hainanese Chicken steamed, while I like it roasted. We both love oatmeal prawn too. I wish we could go to Singapore so I could take him to the places where I loved to eat. Soon, I hope. 🙂 My …

Tootsie’s Tagaytay: My Birthday Lunch

I’m turning twenty seven in a few hours. Jeff took me to Enchanted Kingdom. Yay for another surprise trip! Before going to EK, I asked him if he wants to have lunch in Tagaytay. Our friend, Jel suggested we check out Tootsie’s. It is along the highway just before Yellow Cab and Leslie’s area. We arrived around 1PM. We were asked to sit outside because there are a lot of people inside the restaurant. It was not a problem for me. I wanted to feel the Tagaytay breeze, though it wasn’t very cold that day. We ordered two of their specialties: Kansi Bulalo and Roasted Lamb with Potatoes. Both were priced at less than Php500 which is good for 2-3 pax. Not bad, yeah? Candlelit lunch. <3 Spoon and fork.  Really loved this abaca ribbon around the utensils.  Soup bowl. Chairs outside the restaurant. And more chairs.  Someone’s already checking his cash. Haha! At last, foooooood! Roasted lamb with potatoes. The lamb was so tasty and tender. This is actually one of Jeff’s favorite food, …

Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe

After our lunch at Ristras, we dropped by WINK (Written in Ink) for our invitations. After that, we went to Jeff’s basketball practice at Rocky’s village. ABL is coming up and he will play again. Of course, he/we need a recovery meal. Hey, I got tired watching him too! He suggested Mom and Tina’s along C5. We always pass by this place but never stopped. The place was sooooo Christmas-y. There are Christmas lights and decors everywhere. And it felt like home. Very cozy. So who’s mom and who’s Tina in the picture?  Chandelier.  Christmas decors on the second floor wall.  Very cute centerpiece. We were asked to sit upstairs because it was packed downstairs. Utensils. Jeff’s been coughing lately so he got hot calamansi juice. Biscuits remind me of Popeye’s. I was really sad that it closed here in the Philippines.  But I was happy to see this on  Mom and Tina’s menu. This was the first thing I ordered. I love this! I also ordered fish and chips. I wasn’t able to finish …

Ristras – BGC

It’s been a few weeks since we dined out. I guess we were just busy? No, we’re not. We went to our couturier, Te’ Artsy Couture and had my gown fitted. I kind’a don’t like the girl. She’s a snob and not warm to her customers. We may be thirty minutes late, but that isn’t a reason for her to frown. I’ll write about our experience with her on my wedding blog. So anyway, we later decided to have lunch at Ristras in Bonifacio Global City before heading to another wedding related meeting. We have a schedule with WINK for the wedding invites. Ristras is located near McKinley Drive. I heard it opens at 12nn so don’t come too early. We had tacos and their famous burrito. Jeff was looking for some kind of drink that I don’t remember. Chili!!! Tacos. Taco dips — salsa and cheese. I was kinda disappointed the salsa was not fresh. But it tasted good. We only ordered one burrito because it was soooooo big! From a different angle. It …