Monday, April 25

Subic 2016

As most Filipinos can attest to, it is CRAZY HOT nowadays. A beach trip is something all of us wants right? 
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We went to Camayan Beach Resort last April 17 for a day trip with Luigi's family. The place was uh okay I guess (typical eh haha sabaw). There's a designated swimming area but being the bad ass kids that we are (lol jk malayo kasi sa cabana ung swimming area okay), we stayed on the "rocky" side of the beach for most part of the day. So aside from the experience, I got to take home several cuts/wounds and bruises, even though I wore my aqua shoes (I think aqua shoes should be high cut or may ganun na ba? lol my ideas).

Day trip entrance is Php 500 for adults and I think Php 420 for kids. You can rent a cabana for Php 1,500 for the entire day. The food (which is one of the things we always look forward to every trip) was simply unsatisfying (except for the Milo drink/shake that I loveeed). There are several activities available such as diving, kayaking, frisbee, volleyball, etc. Luigi and his brother rented a flying disc for Php 200 (good for 2 hours only). The rental of equipment/gears are quite expensive and in my opinion not worth it all (lakas makaopinion umeexpert feels hahaha). So it's best for you to bring these if you already have them (e.g. vest, volleyball, snorkeling gear, etc.). We wanted to play volleyball but didn't want to rent na so we just asked those who were already playing if we can join them (hashtag kapal ng mga mukha lang haha).

Overall though we still enjoyed as we got to spend time with his family. The worst part of the trip was our unbelievable travel back to Manila. NLEX was literally like a parking lot (similar to when we had our Sagada trip two weeks ago, ugh I can't even). I think we spent around 4 hours in NLEX alone, nakakabaliw. So a little tip, if you're planning to head North, don't go back to Manila on a Sunday night nakakastress I swear!
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Thursday, April 14

Sagada 2016

Luigi and I went to Sagada (with side trip to La Trinidad, Benguet) last April 8-10 with my childhood friends (BFFs) and Crowne Plaza friends (Pabebe friends). I've always been fascinated with the place ever since I watched That Thing Called Tadhana.

It was an exhausting yet fulfilling (nuks) trip. There were a lot of WALKING/HIKING/TREKKING on our tour that I wanted to bawl like a child every single time (shempre OA lang but seriously that part was too painful for me yuck drama kainis!).
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Hated our accommodation (we didn't have a choice since it was part of the package and we weren't able to actually choose where we wanted to stay). Loved the food (we went to Yoghurt House, Salt and Pepper, Sagada Brew). Blessed to have such awesome (and clingy) friends who made it unforgettable (in more ways than one). Enjoy watching! (p.s. please bear with my video editing shizz lol).

Monday, April 4

We Scream for Ice Cream: Carousel Creamery

There are quite a few things I don't see eye to eye with my boyfriend, but food/eating is definitely not one of them (foodie takaw alert). Luigi is crazy obsessed when it comes to desserts; chocolates, cakes, ice cream, etc. You will never hear him say "no" to anything sweet (that's why he loves me so much ang sweet ko kasi okay hahahaha feck).

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So when I heard about this ice cream shop that offers 101 flavors, I knew we'd have to try it (hello 100+ FLAVORS ba naman kasi eh, it made me so happy just thinking about it haha)
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Carousel Creamery is located in Missouri Street, Greenhills. The place exudes a very chill atmosphere. What (obviously) stands out is their ice cream display (nakakalula sa dami! lol).

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It took us forever (okay exagg, but we really took a lot of time) to choose. We decided to get triple scoops (Php 200) each so we can try more flavors (baboy mode on).

We were able to try their Dark Choco Chip and Almond Roca but decided not to get them (yay for free taste!). They also offer unique (aka sounds weird) flavors such as Bacon and Cheese (two things I love deeply but apparently not in ice cream lol), and Beer and Chicaron (two things Luigi enjoys but found odd combined with ice cream haha). In the end, we decided to just stick to our favorites.
Strawberry Yogurt, White Chocolate Almond Fudge, Dark Side Chocolate, Green Tea, Peanut Butter Cup, Blueberry Cheesecake
Their ice cream did not disappoint; creamy and flavorful (sobra as in!). Dark Side was an instant favorite since we LOVE dark chocolate. I personally loved the Peanut Butter Cup and Blueberry Cheesecake. Among the 6 that we ordered, the green tea was our least favorite mainly because the "tea" flavor was a tad too strong for our liking.

10 down, 91 flavors to go. We'll definitely be back! 

Burger Mania: Pound by Todd English

(Disclaimer: Super late post 1st week of March pa dapat to lol).

Luigi loves trying out new restaurants (as much as I do), but he has never been the "let's go try this place or eat there" type of boyfriend (cause he rarely reads food blogs/reviews). So I was surprised when he sent me a message asking me if we can try this burger place in BGC (of course I said yes duh food haha).
The place looked small from where we were seated (near the kitchen area).
We were starving when we got there so we immediately checked their menu.
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Good Ol' fries (Php 90)
Loved the fries! We were looking forward to the burgers (anticipating big servings considering the price) but like they say 'expectations lead to disappointments' (#hugot hahaha). But even with the size, their burgers were full-flavored and extremely juicy.
Amsterdam Burger (Php 280)
T.E. Burger with Yellow Cheddar (Php 245)

Cute mugs!
Overall though, there was nothing too fancy with their burgers that would make us visit regularly. Being the kuripots that we are, value for money is a huge factor for us. But hey, if you have the extra dough to spare, you should give this a shot :)

*More information: Pound by Todd English