Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pino's Flavored Beer

After last week's food trip at Donday and seeing Pino across the street, Kat did her research on Pino and Pipino.  And the week didn't end without me convinced of going to Pino... just the lure of flavored beer had me saying yes...not even the tight schedule I would have as I am bound to go home and the thinning wallet stopped me from tasting cider... all right!!! signs of alcoholism

So we arrived at a very cozy bar at Malingap St. and was greeted by the waiter.  He warned us that Pino will be up only until 9PM since the whole place was reserved for a private party.  Good thing we arrived early so we still had more than enough time to do our version of partying.

Pino Fud



I already had dinner so I just ordered my beer and dessert. I took the tablea cheesecake and apple flavored beer. Kat got a sisig carbonar, honeymansi flavored beer and choco tempura for dessert.  After that we had another round of flavored beer, this time I got Lychee while Kat got strawberry.

The beer, it was yummy.  I'm coming back to Pino for this!!!! Kat's sisig carbonara was creamy and tasteful.  The cheesecake tablea, I can't get to taste the cheese but more of the chocolate so I didn't like it that much.  As for Kat's dessert, it was something new and a yum too!

After the beer, a hell lot of trips to the CR, and the world spinning before us, we decided to head to good ol' Jollibee for coffee. I need to subside my tipsiness to prepare for my flight to Bacolod.

Kat wants to go back for the bagnet.  Me? I'm going back for more beer!
Flavored Beer luv

Home for the Halloween!

Home sweet home!

Arrived at Bacolod at 6AM. After 2 glasses of cider from Pino, I went home to change and prepared for a trip home. At the airport, I had one or two hours of sleep while waiting for the plane and another 30 min or so at the plane. So when I got home I was so high and felt like floating but my eyes are already in a state of upheaval.


with lil SaphHow could I go to sleep if this little boy greets you?!?! And food (CRAAAABBSS!) that you so missed a lot have been served. The familiarity of the place you have grown and outgrown fills you like a drug that keeps you awake.

But around 8AM, I found myself crawling in bed and was sleeping like my nephew Saph...


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Two months since I saw this cute angel, now I got to finally hold him... a bit bigger and a hell lot cute. :)

Happy Halloween!

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My version of picnik.com's halloween tweaking!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Donday + Agave = Bloated

For the weekend's food trip, we search our way to Maginhawa St. in Teacher's Village to find Kat's rave:  Donday Restaurant.  Serving Korean buffet and overflowing drinks, we had authentic Korean dishes for the night after a 2 week austerity.

Donday
 Kat and I trying Korean food.



What was good about Donday is their great service.  The waitress assisted and oriented us on how cook and eat the grilled meat with fresh leaves.  Like so many buffet, it doesn't allow leftovers so Kat and I were up to eating what we have put in our plates.

After Donday, we headed for desserts at Kiss the Cook Gourmet (still along Maginhawa) but the place was reserved for a birthday celebration. We decided to go to Eastwood as Kat has some things to print out.  When all was done, we raided DIY for a cheap tripod but got out with an umbrella to battle out the rainy night.  We paraded our vintage Volks Wagen and Benz and finally come to the ultimate event of the night...Oohhh... quenching my thirst for margarita!!!  Waaaaahhhhhh!!!!  I'm an alcoholic!  hehehe!!

I have been dreaming and craving for one all week and it was a must that I give in.  So we proceeded to Agave and drowned ourselves with our drink: Strawberry Margarita for me and Mango Mojita for Kat.  If not for its price, I could have ordered for more...

til my next margarita!
Agave

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Sobrang cute lang na gawa ng kaklase sa Masteral.  Kaya ipopost.  Happy Halloween everyone!!

happy halloween

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sheena's Birthday Surprise

Tom and I (and with the help of Frank) gave Sheena a birthday lunch. Yesterday, I told Tom that we have to give Sheena a treat. The question is how to to ensure that she would be coming in. So I emailed and texted the boss at UK to text Sheena that someone will be coming over to get some important documents and thus she needs to come to work.

I got worried that she didn't came in in the morning. So I emailed her my greeting and reminded her of "Frank's Concern".

It was around 12NN when Sheena came in frantic because she thought she was late of a supposedly meet-up with a visitor. So when she arrived, I went to Tom and we are on our way to pull up the surprise.

Tom said to Sheena, "Cmon, lets go!"

Looking flustered, she was at a loss for words when Tom repeated the same invite.  I think that was the only time Sheen felt silent after so being talkative since I got to know her.  And then, I approached the two and told her the same thing and that's when she got the idea that there was no meet-up. It was all just a plan.

So we took her to Chateau Verde in UP but found the place closed. So we decided to take the 2nd option which was Dolcelatte.

Nice food, nice desserts, nice ambiance... everything nice!!! and oh! a whole lot of stories from Tom... that is Sheen's 24th Birthday...

Happy Birthday Sheen!!!
Sheen's Birthday

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Poor us, we have to settle with my phone camera because we forgot to bring our cameras.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cupcakes Heaven


It was planned for 2 days.  The deliberation as to whether to push it was more than the time spent for planning.  But the ultimate factor is that we don’t want the old man to feel that people has changed.  That people doesn’t want him anymore.  And I don’t want him to feel that the new man is more important than him.  Nothing beats the greatness and the wisdom of the old guy.

So just when we decided on putting it off and pretend that we had nothing for the old man, they gave the surprise for the new man’s birthday. So it was a emergency.  I was already in a panic texting and emailing Sheena and Tom of how we could do it in less than 2 days.

The Plan
            A lot of ideas came up until we decided on the seemingly easiest and less expensive.  The Cupcakes.  The plan was to give Frank 62 cupcakes from 8 till 5.  And we are to build a cupcake tower to symbolize his cake made of the 62 cupcakes he would receive.  So at every hour or so, groups of people per department come in at Frank office to greet him and give him a cupcake...courtesy of Sheena and I who were decorating cheap cupcakes at his pantry.

So at the end of it, we requested his wife to give the final cake which was a 6 in chiffon cake that we ordered and placed at the topmost part of the tower.  When his wife came it was when we started singing the Happy birthday song and the floor joined us like it was a natural thing.  Then we loaded the presentation we made and it was a sure hit. We had asked the Department Managers to use Frank in a sentence (regardless of meaning) and a lot of it were so funny... and the ending was a parade of Frank's pictures and how he has contributed to the company.

I don't know if he was teary eyed or if he cried at all but I for one got up in the middle of the presentation because I was welling up.  Then we feasted over the pancit which magnificently arrived just in time... ah.. it was really in the nick of time... so as the forks and plates that we requested Tom to bring.

It was a blast and it surely made Frank's day... mission accomplished!!!
Frank's Cupcake Bash

Monday, October 11, 2010

10 10 10

The repetitive numbers for a date has once again happened.  And events have overflown left and right.

Today's date is believed to be lucky for businessmen.  A lot has booked a date for wedding just like a lot has booked last 8th of August in 2008.

And so, I made 10.10.10 a significant day as I joined the Fun Run for Pasig.  Manila Water (and the whole of Ayala Group) are one of the sponsors for this event sending 170+ delegates to join the run for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River. It was a big event as it hopes to make the Guiness World Records.
It was a disaster on my part.  I woke up 20 minutes before the call time at the Balara compound.  So I decided to go to SM MOA (venue) via the MRT.  I was not able to use the power of the running bib for that ride.  Participants are free in the MRT by just showing the bib.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October is the Hardest

October is the hardest month of the year.
Money.... this month is my poorest... high bills but same money.. hahaha!!  So I have been hibernating at my house during weekends so as not to spend on food, transportation and won't feel any self pity because I could not buy the cute dress hanging by the window store..Hibernation also give me chance to finish the hell of the demands in my hands.

Last week starts the hell of October.  I have been juggling my work as a Technical Assistant to the new Operations Group Director, doing work for my future position which is Project Environmental Compliance Manager under Mark Mulingbayan.  I am also going through the FM School and we are now at the last leg of the classroom lectures and we are now having our immersion in the facility we are assigned to.

And school is about to end.  Last week, I had 2 assignments, a written exam and an Machine Problem.  I only sleep two hours per day.  This week, I have a final exam and a final Machine Problem.  And I know I will sleep only two hours per day again..

I don't know how much of this my body could handle... Let alone, how much I could tolerate... Sometimes I'm wondering why I have to deal with such dilemma when I could just walk-away.  Maybe I'll start doing that.. walking away. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reminisce

Time really has gone way too fast...

Just awhile ago, I have browsed through my photos in multiply and realized that life is really meant to be enjoyed and I just did that.  Can't help the smile as I looked through albums after albums and reminisce in the good old days.  I wasn't saddened that everything is fleeting and temporary because the memories and the friendships I have are with me and will be forever with me...

And everytime, I got no money and complaining that I'm poor, I always come back to this memories...
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