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Sometimes it is just magical to meet up with good friends and talk. About anything and everything over really good food.

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She happens to be one of those really good friends that I can spend an entire day with and we won’t run out of topics to talk about.

Well, it probably helps that we are both chatty but still. It’s hard to find someone you can spend more than 5hours with and still feel that there wasn’t enough time.

And it’s an added bonus that we are both adventurous when it comes to food. I am so blessed that I was able to spend this afternoon (until early evening) with her as we are usually too busy with work and our everyday lives.

Pumpkin Soup, Mozzarella sticks, and Vongole Oglio from Mama Lou’s.

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Vom Fass

Posted: December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
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A friend told me about this store a couple of months ago but I just could not find the time to go there. For some reason, I kept putting it off.

But, I finally got the chance to go there today.   And, man, do I regret not going earlier because they ran out of truffle oil!!!

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For those who love to drink they have spirits stand, whiskey section, and bottled wine area.

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But, the part the I love the most are the oils and vinegars section.  I just love the novelty of each item in this area.

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And the best thing about this store?  They will give you a taste of anything and everything you want to try.  Yes, even the whiskey! 🙂

Haiyan

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Today the year’s strongest super typhoon in the world hit the Philippines.

As I am writing this post, Haiyan (international name) a.k.a Yolanda is still devastating parts of the Philippines, especially provinces in Visayas.

Videos and photos in the news are heartbreaking, especially since some of the provinces that got hit the worst were hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake just a month ago.

One of the affected cities, Tacloban, also experienced a 10ft high storm surges aide from the torrential rain and strong winds.  In 30 minutes, the streets were flooded that it was practically wiped out.  A video was posted by Atom Araullo, an ABS-CBN reporter, who fearlessly went to Tacloban to do a coverage, in the station’s website:

Wind and Rain Hit Tacloban

But, Tacloban is not the only city affected by Haiyan.  It wrecked (and is still wrecking) havoc on every single city it passed.

However, as the storm continues to devastate our little paradise, I am grateful for two things: 1. Haiyan is moving so fast that it will practically breeze through the country and 2. Most of the affected areas are prepared for the typhoon.  

Both the local and national governments were prepared with evacuation centers and rescue units.  Residents were made aware of the strength of this typhoon and were encouraged early on to evacuate.

These dramatically lessened the damage Haiyan wrecked.  It still ruined thousands of houses, buildings, and properties but, so far, only 3 casualties were reported.  This, in itself, is a blessing.  

So, let us all still continue to pray that Haiyan will not take any more lives.  This country already lost so much this year.

Twisted Candy!

Posted: August 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Went to the mall and saw this store. They sell hard candies.

Store’s name is Twisted Candy. And the unique thing about it is that they make the candies right there.

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Big ass!!!

Posted: July 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Had a late night with my girl friends and we took five of these babies down at Rue Buorbon (Burgos Circle, The Fort). 🙂

Big Ass Caramel Beer

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It’s always fun to be with friends especially in the middle of a hectic week. A definite breather!

Simple Dinner

Posted: July 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Just a simple dinner tonight.

My father’s fried chicken topped with my homemade salsa. 🙂

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Pancakes!

Posted: June 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
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This is probably the very first time I got to eat at Pancake House for breakfast. So, yeah, this is worth posting.

Corn flavored pancakes:

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