There are days when you just want to let yourself go and forget about diet and just give in. And this weekend, that’s just what I did. Sweet freedom!
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When my sister is here, it is imperative that we visit the beach because inasmuch as there are castles and fancy architecture in the UK, beaches are close to nonexistence there. Plus the sun is rarely ever out in gloomy Oxford so when they visit, we just have to roast ourselves so her British colleagues will turn green with envy at how tan she is.
We went north to Bataan last year so we went south this time to Laiya, Batangas. If you leave early from Manila, you can pretty much get there in three hours.
We left early and didn’t make our usual stopover for breakfast at the SLEX; instead, we traveled all the way to Lipa before we had our breakfast. That way, we had a lot of headstart and escaped the early traffic at some choke points on the way to Laiya.
Though really not contented with our tan yet, we had to head back to Manila as we have kids with us so we packed our stuff and had some heavy afternoon bellyfest of bulalo and lomi.
I am a certified caffeine junkie and I’ve recently discovered some cheap coffee treasures at the supermarket.
These other cheap coffee fixes can be had for less than P10 each and they are surprisingly good too, hot or cold. With the super hot weather now, I love it iced. So do the math, a grande iced cappuccino at coffee shops cost around P130. You can have more than 13 of these for the price of one.
Nescafe Gold retails for around P47 for a pack of 5; while Trung Nguyen G7, the famous and delicious Vietnamese coffee, retails for around P72 per box of 10. A neighborhood supermarket sells this by piece, which is a good idea for people who want to try it first. Believe me, this tastes good!
But being the coffee junkie that I am, I will still go to a coffee shop, do people watching, surf on my phone or my netbook or just read a good book. (^_^)
I am a certified caffeine freak and I love Starbucks (and Coffee Bean, Seattle’s Best among others) and what better way to celebrate their 40th anniversary last March 8 than to give free upsize? Yay! So I drowned myself in my ever favorite Espresso Frap. Love it!
And they launched their new wordless logo too. Just like any change, I’m sure there are commotions and violent reactions over it. People have identified with the old logo already and it takes a while to get used to the new one. I’m thinking maybe it’s their way of making the logo speak for the brand; like when people see the mythological siren, people will associate it with Starbucks. But what do I know?
So…. I will just enjoy my coffee and let the others whine over the change.
puts foot under one leg… opens my book…
sips my coffee… this is life!
Starbucks Glorietta 5 is now open. You can use your coupon (if you have the planner) here!
Paris Délice is worth dropping by for its delish breads and pastries. Whether for breakfast, lunch, snack or coffee bonding, you will not regret braving the often busy street of Makati Avenue just to grab a quick bite at this quaint pastry shop.
Their best-seller is the Chocolat Beignet (P85), which oozes with rich delectable chocolate with every bite. My brother is not a fan of chocolate but he easily wolfed this one down. Croissant and the pastry that looks similar to the cream puff we know are good too.