A TGIFriday’s Evia Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Being one of the kids’ favorite weekend haunts, TGIFriday’s was really at the top of our list of the possible places for the Ball’s 3rd Birthday Thanksgiving. What was a bit tricky though was deciding which TGIFriday’s to go with. Truthfully, we inquired at four TGIFriday’s branches in the south of Manila, and we finally decided to go with TGIFriday’s in Evia. Continue reading “A TGIFriday’s Evia Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)

For the Ball’s Birthday Thanksgiving this year, I was somewhat undecided for a long time on whether to order a customized cake or just make DIY cake decor again. After canvassing and inquiring from some nearby suppliers, I decided to take time to just DIY the toppers myself since it’s mostly the only thing I’ll prepare for the party anyway! Continue reading “DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)”

The Cheesecake Fairy Flutters to Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari

The Cheesecake Fairy
2nd Level, Building B
Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang-hari
(https://www.facebook.com/The-Cheesecake-Fairy-114490995733971/)

The Hubby and I were finishing lunch at a resto in Evia.

Me: Um, can we have dessert? (Sabay smile and bat ng eyelashes)

The Hubby: Sure! Order ka na. Coffee lang ako.

Me: Ah. Well… Diba we saw this new Cheesecake something place near the escalators kanina…

The Hubby: Ahhhh. (With a raised eyebrow) Ok, sige. Basta may coffee sila ha.

Me: Ay sige, never mind, next time nalang.

The Hubby: (Smiling) Sige na, lipat na tayo. (Asks for the bill and then checks his phone)

Me: Hmmm. (thinks in silence for awhile)  No, never mind nalang. Mukhang pricey eh. (With pursed lips naman this time). Wag na muna tayo magdessert today.

The Hubby: (Sighs, and motions to follow-up the bill.) Hay naku. Knowing you, hindi ka matatahimik. Let’s go.

Oh, he knows me so very well. 😊 Continue reading “The Cheesecake Fairy Flutters to Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari”

Magnum Opus Fine Coffees: On Silky Cups and Enjoyable Conversations

Magnum Opus Fine Coffees
2F The Prime Building, 115 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes, Parañaque
Mobile: 0917 817 3697
(https://www.facebook.com/MagnumOpusFineCoffees/)

You know those cafés that seem to be meant for relaxed conversations about life and love, and don’t seem quite apt for planning sessions or business meetings? Those cafés which are small and cozy, homey, tucked away, and serve reeeally good coffee to boot?  If you can’t quite put your finger on such a place, then head on over to Magnum Opus. Continue reading “Magnum Opus Fine Coffees: On Silky Cups and Enjoyable Conversations”

A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Since the Ball’s birthday fell on a day of summer school, the Hubby and I talked it over, and instead of letting him miss school to celebrate, we decided to celebrate in school with his classmates and teachers. So.. viola! Our very first school party! Continue reading “A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

“Instant” Brewed Drip Coffee: from UCC, Seattle’s Best and Organic Harvest

Do you want to have brewed coffee at home, but don’t want the hassle of finding a place to grind your coffee beans, or having to consume that bag of freshly ground coffee by a certain date lest it turn stale? Do you want freshly brewed coffee by the cup, whenever and wherever you fancy, in almost the same amount of time it takes you to make a 3-in-1? Well then, read on! Introducing: “instant” brewed coffee, by the cup! Continue reading ““Instant” Brewed Drip Coffee: from UCC, Seattle’s Best and Organic Harvest”