Sorry, I just had to post this. I can’t resist!
(I do not own the video)
What I’m feeling right now.
Sorry, I just had to post this. I can’t resist!
(I do not own the video)
What I’m feeling right now.
Before we ended the week, we decided to have a sinful pre-Christmas dinner at Bulgogi Brothers in Greenbelt 5.
The people at the door are so nice. They even greeted us a perfect anneyong haseo!
These are what we ordered:
Bulgogi Bibimbap = Php 395
Seoul Style Bulgogi = Php 595
Kimchi-jigae (yum!) = Php 395
Raspberry Mint Tea and Citrus Mint Tea = around Php 200 each
They only have 3 Banchan (side dishes) plus a platter of quail eggs, sweet potatoes and corn on the house. The Banchans are refillable. Aside from the Kimchi, I enjoyed the leafy dish (I forgot what it’s called!).
YAY: refillable banchan
NAY: only three (3) sides??
We were also served the tea of the day: Oksusu Cha or Corn Tea.
Very delicious considering that this is their house tea (of the day). I usually ignore most restaurants’ (Chinese or Korean) house tea, but not this one! My next Korean grocery visit: find Oksusu Cha.
Our very refreshing drinks arrived And the rest of our order followed.
Seoul Style Bulgogi, which was cooked on top of their built-in induction cooker. It wasn’t as sweet as I expected it to be but it their serving was OMO SO MANY.
Our Bibimbap arrived:
Our server mixed it up for us. You can choose how spicy you want your Bibimbap to be. I love their Bibimbap. The bap (rice) is cooked perfectly and it’s mixed with the right amount of vegetables. (Some bibimbaps are overloaded with vegetables, which I don’t like, takes out the joy of eating RICE haha)
And our last dish came: Kimchi-jigae. I don’t have a photo of the dish but I am telling you it’s superb. It’s served in a black pot (like the one used in the Bibimbap) and still boiling! Their Kimchi-jigae, or spicy stew with pork, kimchi, and tofu is with … rice cake! I haven’t had Kimchi-jigae with rice cake before, but rice cake or none, it was heaven. It wasn’t too sour and spicy, the blend was just right.
I also like what they did in the place. It was very warm and cozy, and some Korean group’s concert was also playing on their big-ass TV! I hope they play some K-dramas there too. There are also wooden panels that give you the modern yet traditional Korean mood. Their induction cookers look cool too. Sleek and black, goes well with the table.
- Food. I love the taste, presentation and serving size
- Place. Like you’re in a modern hanok (traditional Korean house)
- Service. Fast and accommodating.
- Food choices. So few to choose from. No Mandu (they don’t have the plain one, but they have a spicy mandu), no kimchi-jeon (kimchi pancakes. Was there ramen? Can’t recall. So there, not so much to choose from.
- drumroll… the Price. I think the place is pricey (well, you don’t really get to complain about the price while you’re in Greenbelt 5). But I could find a decent Korean resto, owned and run by a Korean, for a cheaper price. You may even be lucky to be served by the owner himself/herself!
My verdict: 3.5 out of 5 Stars (yes, it’s because of the price)
I want to try their Bulgogi Burger next time. But not anytime soon. I wonder if that’s what keeps the people from going back there.
That very same day, on our way back to the office, I received a flyer from a woman of a newly opened Tea Place in Pioneer.
Share Tea is originally from Taiwan and they recently opened 2 branches in the Philippines: in Wilson (Greenhills) and Pioneer (Mandaluyong). The Pioneer branch delivers so I decided to treat everyone in the office a drink as my additional Christmas present (and just because I really want milk tea).
They have a promo until January 2 wherein if you buy 5 drinks, you get 1 drink of your choice for free!
I just ordered their Taiwan Classic Milk Tea with egg pudding (safest) with 50% sugar level. And the drink arrived:
I got free pearls (although I prefer crystals hehe)!
Nothing really special about the drink (aside from the free pearls). It’s a big bland compared to others’ drink at 50% sugar level. I like ChaTime’s egg pudding but ShareTea’s has a different texture – it’s softer, creamier, almost like jellyace. Yay! I don’t like having pearls in my milk tea anymore, and that’s why I am not that super happy with it. The pearls keep getting in my way.
I give my drink 3 out of 5 stars.
If you are craving for Milk/iced tea anytime soon, Share Tea is one call away!
Wilson Branch: 727 – 8888
Pioneer Branch: 654 – 5555 (we ordered here. Great service!)
Last December 22, my co-worker, Ice, and I met with our former co-worker, Mara, in Starbucks Podium. After an hour of talking and chismis, we decided to grab lunch before my meeting (yes, I got hungry okay). Mara suggested we try Borough.
One great thing about the restaurant is that it is open 24/7! Whenever you feel like eating the finest comfort food you could ever imagine, apparently, Borough is the place to be!
Ice ordered their Baked Mac and the famous Chocolate Chicken Wings, while Mara and I ordered their Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli.
It doesn’t look appetizing at first but it’s really delicious! Stuffed with roasted garlic and pumpkin, the dish also has cranberries and walnuts and pesto sauce (sorry, it’s basil puree according to their menu). Finished my plate in less than 10 minutes.
Their Chocolate Chicken Wings are tasty. It’s amazing how the flavors blend well together with the spiciness of the wings.
Their service is as good as their food. And the place – oh how I fell in love with the place! Each table has a cute green bottle with fresh flowers. Some chairs have floral designs. I wasn’t able to take pictures (I don’t have a decent camera with me then) but it was really cozy and nice!
Open 24/7, Borough takes American comfort food favorites and serves them in a laid-back, loft-style space inspired by New York’s artsy Brooklyn neighborhood. Wood surfaces, communal tables for large groups, and floral prints on stools and dining chairs lend a warm, eclectic vibe to the restaurant. References to New York City are strewn all over the place, including subway signs, snapshots of Manhattan life on the walls, and subway maps printed on the restaurant’s paper liners. - SPOT.PH
I am definitely going back here to try out more food! I am eyeing their Mom’s Milk and Cookies. Yum!
Ground Floor, Unit 107A (beside Gloria Maris)
The Podium Mall, Ortigas Center, Pasig
(02) 570 8906
I am very much looking forward to celebrating another Christmas party with my UBE friends. Last year was our first official Christmas party and we celebrated it in our house at the province. This year, we haven’t decided on the venue yet (we have a committee for the logistics, exchange gifts, activities, food and drinks, transportation [should the party be held out of town] awards and coordination) but since I volunteered to be a part of the Awards Committee, I’ve been sleeping late for the past three days editing the awards video for the party. I’m not complaining, NO! It’s just that I am excited and overwhelmed with what I am doing and what I already finished! 8 out of 13 videos! Yeah baby!
(i do not own the gif)
You can check out last year’s awards on video by Ariane (candidheadlines.com) :
And a summary of what happened last year by Kizia :
I still have a lot to do before the party (layout and print awards/certificate, decorate the ‘trophy’). And I still have a LOT of videos to edit before the year ends. I hope this editing (and creative) rush continues until I finish everything!
Please look forward to more videos (SOON!) ^_^
Since we already talked about gift-wrapping, a friend of mine put up a blog about DIY arts and crafts (reuse and recycle in a very cute way) and given all her projects featured in the blog, this is what I liked the most:
It’s nice to have this cute DIY container to store away your wrappers.
No place to keep my wrappers has been my biggest problem. I end up buying every year because my old gift wrappers are dirty, ruined or lost. It’s cheap and easy to do! I gotta start making mine soon!
2 days to go before Christmas!
I love Christmas. It’s the time of the year where you get to spend with your family, eat sinful but delicious food, rest, sleep, and you know, share the love!
For me, I get to share the love through gifts. I’m not someone who gives expensive gifts to a lot of people. But even if it’s cheap, I make sure I gift-wrap every one of them. To be honest, I think I gave a few gifts before in a paper bag. I am not proud, but I think I was too busy back then to gift-wrap everything. But this year’s Christmas is different.
I was really excited to lay out the bright and colorful papers, hear the crisp sound of sharp scissors cutting through the paper, re-arranging the gift in a perfect manner and sealing them all with a kiss… err card.
I even volunteered to wrap a few of my friends’ (and family’s) gifts just for fun!
I believe that Christmas is the time of the year wherein it’s okay to be mushy. Your emotions are heightened and you tend to appreciate every little stuff you see/give/receive. Every ribbon, every bow, every candy or chocolates I receive, I go: Awwww, shux. Thanks! For every house/tree/plant/building with Christmas lights, I go: Wow, how nice!
It’s the time of the year where you get to look back and appreciate all the blessings, as well as the good and bad experiences you had for the past year. It’s the time of the year where we all get to rejoice and be merry for everything life has to offer us.
Do you feel the same way?
Merry Christmas everyone!
P.S.I can’t wait for Noche Buena!
I’ve been thinking about setting up a new blog. I have a blogspot before, which is mainly about a college girl’s rants and whatnots on life, love, peer pressure, majors, and.. well, you get the drill.
I also have a Tumblr account, which I super love to bits. But I really don’t feel like going ‘public’ about it. Think of it as my dirty, little secret. There I blog about almost everything – life, work, food, places, friends, etc. But I rarely update it with informative stuff. If I do, I only get to compose and publish the first part (out of seven-ish). Boohoo.
I feel that it’s about time to finally squeeze out all my creative juices and commit to updating one blog (so I can finally put a check mark on my TO DO list: create a very useful blog and update it regularly). It is my goal to keep this blog alive until I grow old and witness a dramatic change in the history of mankind (read: live in a different planet, or have awesome grandkids).
Thus, my misadventures. Why so? I think about my experiences as a series of
unfortunate events that I enjoy. For example:
Who would ignore food?
Who would say no to the chance to see the world?
Who wouldn’t enjoy an hour or two escape from reality?
Dude, please. I live to eat, I live to learn, I live to travel, I live to get eye bags, and I live to maximize everyone’s internet connection.
So please feel free to empathize, sympathize, and anything -thize. Join me as we crash the big party called life and live it to the fullest.