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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1




It was almost a year and a half before the 4th part of the Twilight Saga came out. As a self-confessed Twilight fan, I did not miss watching this movie. And I think this was the best Twilight movie so far.

The movie starts with the Bella-Edward wedding up to the birth of Renesmee, the half-vampire child. I loved that the movie followed the book. The whole surreal Anne of Green Gables-like wedding was wonderful.

The werewolf scenes always make me excited, and it hasn't failed in making my heart jump. I liked the scene where Jacob fought his right as an Alpha from Sam Uley. I was expecting for a particular line from the book but I think those people who hadn't read the book might not understand.


Isle Esme was the best! and it was really shot in Brazil, which was another plus for me.

Bella's pregnant look was very convincing, I got scared myself too. I understand that there were fight scenes added to the movie for cinematic reasons, but it didn't affect the whole story.

Bella's change to being a vampire was very dramatic and beautiful scene.

When Bella's eyes opened I almost screamed: BADTRIP! BITIN!

Sadly, I have to wait for a year. :(

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Silya't Sili

Note: As of January 14, 2013, Silya't Sili has closed the resto and is now an art gallery and furniture room. 
 

The PEx food club strikes again to try this art gallery/furniture shop/restaurant called Silya't Sili.

Silya't Sili is located in a semi-obscure White Plains area. It offers mainly traditional Filipino dishes that we always love. Though named as such, its dishes aren't really spicy, which got me relieved since I'm not into spicy food.


Since it's an art gallery, beautiful paintings are posted on every space available. One particular painting (the painting of a woman) caught my attention; we were told it costs around Php 160000, much to my surprise. (haha!)

True enough, there is an exhibit of beautiful chairs in the dining area, which are also for sale.

It was everyone's first time in the restaurant so we just fired away our orders. :)

While waiting for others to arrive, I ordered Fried Spring Rolls (Php 65)


Fried Spring Rolls

Fried Spring Rolls are 6 pieces of a combination of pork, shrimp, mushroom, carrots and vermicelli, served with sweet chili sauce. I'm biased to spring rolls, so I was tempted to finish everything by myself.haha.

When everyone in our group arrived, we ordered the following:

We ordered Halaan Soup (Php 200)


Halaan Soup

I'm not into seafood but I liked the mild taste and a serving was enough for eight people.

We are always giddy whenever we see Sisig in the menu. We got the Sisig Campampangan (Php 210)

Sisig Capampangan

The sisig has the right amount of crunchiness with the amount of chopped onions mixed in.

We also ordered Lechon Kawali (Php 180)


Lechon Kawali

The Lechon Kawali was good, but I wish it was served chopped so we wouldn't have problems getting our portions.

Of course, we also got Kare-kare (Php 285)


Kare-kare

The kare-kare was good enough, the sauce has the right amount of thickness though I think the nutty taste was missing.

We also tried Silya't Sili Chicken (Php 180 for half; Php 350 for whole)


Silya't Sili Chicken

Nothing special with the chicken though.

Other pictures from Silya't Sili:



Overall, Silya't Sili is recommended for its affordable dishes and beautiful ambiance. It seems like we've visited a museum rather than a restaurant. The place is perfect for private functions as well.

If you want a place with a bit of exclusivity and creativity, Silya't Sili is the place for you.

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Silya't Sili
52 Katipunan Avenue,
White Plains, Quezon City
Contact Nos.4399294, 09272211593, 09228509071
Email address: silyatsili@gmail.com
http://www.silyatsili.com/

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The French Baker



After scrolling around the mall, my friend and I ended up at The French Baker for a quick dinner. I haven't been to The French Baker for quite a while, what I remember was I used to eat lasagna whenever I go there.

For this visit, we still had pasta, haha. :)

I ordered Lasagna Verde (Php 158)


Lasagna Verde

Lasagna Verde is vegetarian spinach lasagna stuffed with layers of mozzarella and roasted vegetables in tomato and sided with grilled foccacia slices or French garlic toast.

I think my pasta was a bit burnt on the side but it was fine. I was happy that I chose to have the vegetarian lasagna since I'm not eating enough veggies lately. The serving was a bit small, in my opinion.

My friend ordered Fettucini alla Carbonara (Php 140)


Fettucinni alla Carbonara

Fettucini alla Carbonara is the traditional white sauce with your choice of white or green spinach pasta. The serving seems small in the large plate. There was nothing unique with the carbonara, though.

For dessert, my friend and I shared a slice of Red Cherry Cheesecake (Php 88)


Red Cherry Cheesecake

The cheesecake was looks too good that we wasted no time consuming it. However, the cake is too soft. I think they did not put enough cream cheese on it. Pfft.

Overall, I think I would not try pasta again, maybe I have to try the crepe and rice meals if ever I'll go back to The French Baker.

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The French Baker
3rd Floor SM Megamall,
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue,
Mandaluyong City
Contact No. 6320735
http://www.thefrenchbaker.com

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lunti Eco Products Fair

Our advocacy club, Lunti just had its last major event for this year, the Lunti Eco Products Fair. This project is under the Products & Merchandise Committee, which I'm co-heading with Karissa. :)

This is the first time we had this fair, which featured eco friendly Filipino brands. I'm very happy that the event was a success. I hope we could do a bigger eco fair next year.

Here are the products I bought during the fair:


Here is my shopping bag which I bought from EcoSack (Php 250). It also includes two button pins.

I bought one Chocolate Chip Cookie (with cacao nibs, walnuts & muscovado) (Php 45), one canister of Monkey Bar Cereal Crunch Bar (Php 180) and Assorted Cereal Crunch Bar (Php 255) from The Muesli-Granola Bakeshop.

As of this writing, the monkey bars are gone and I still have the assorted ones for the weekend. :) It's one healthy snack you should try.

I also got a travel set from Leyende which contains a shampoo, conditioner and lip balm. Everything is organic. :)



I also bought these from Ritual, Natural Cocoa Tableas at Php 8 per piece and Butter Days Organic Soap at Php 150 per 100 grams. Ritual Shop is located at The Collective, in Malugay, Makati City.



I bought a monster doll (Php 150) and a bottle of Pure Honey from Kalinga (Php 225) from Gifts & Graces. The monster doll is a bit special because it was made by persons with disabilities.

I got my two sisters earrings from Anak ng Kwek Kwek! at Php 50 and Php 20.

I bought Goatmilk Lotion (Php 220) and two bottles of Organic Citronella Oil Spray (Php 180 each) from ZEN Organics. I love the citronella smell! :)

I also got these organic handmade soaps from Milea at Php 70 each.

I wasn't able to buy from these vendors but I would like to recognize Tree Hugger, Ya'Lin Handmade Accessories and Human Nature for joining our fair.

Here are the contacts of the vendors:

ECOSACK
Emily Go
tsimily_em@yahoo.com

MILEA
Edilee Omoyon
0917-8888439
0918-8888439
8060975, 7080590
milea.ph@gmail.com
http://www.milea.ph
http://www.facebook.com/milea.organics
RITUAL SHOP
Beatrice Misa
4004326
0917-8245701
bvmisa@gmail.com
info@ritualshop.com

MUESLI- GRANOLA
Celia Elumba
celiabelumba@gmail.com
thehappyfood@gmail.com
0917-8118673
http://www.facebook.com/thecerealbar.muesligranola

YA'LIN HANDMADE ACCESSORIES
Tin Militante
0921-2028129
accessories.by.yalin@gmail.com
http://yalinhandmadeaccessories.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/yalinhandmadeaccessories

LEYENDE
Jennifer OsmeƱa
0926-1421718
jennybug@mytickertapeparade.com
http://www.mytickertapeparade.com
http://www.facebook.com/mytickertapeparade

ANAK NG KWEK KWEK
anakngkwekkwek@gmail.com

ZEN ORGANICS
ask@isabelsilva.com
zennaturals@gmail.com

GIFTS & GRACES
7592525
info@giftsandgraces.com
www.giftsandgraces.com
http://giftsandgraces.blogspot.com/

Now I have a lot of gift ideas this Christmas. :D

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's My Birthday! (Part 2)


This blogpost is for my Indra friends, college friends, blogger friends, foodie-mates, fb friends, HS friends, grade school friends, Northies, my dearest, and family for greeting me on my birthday. :)

Thanks to Rhoda and Jeo for the fb video (two of them singing "Rolling in the Deep") and fb pictures. I really appreciate the effort! Thanks to those people who were in the pictures as well. :)


my cutie birthday cake

Thanks to Valiant and Alex for my personal cake from Mary Grace. I super love the surprise! :)
Birthday Wish No. 5 --done!

I'm not sure whether my friends read my blogpost, but I was really touched that they gave me gifts I wanted. Hihi.

Thanks to Niki for the Red Mango GCs, I'm very tempted to use it soon!
Birthday Wish No. 7 --done!

I wasn't able to include the candle, but thanks to Nico for this cutie doughnut from Krispy Kreme! :)

Thanks to Yannik for these seaweed snacks from your Korean trip. :)


Yep yep yep! I got it! I got the 2012 Starbucks Planner in Spruce!
Birthday Wish No. 9 --done!

Because it's my birthday, there were lots of food!

Mongkok at lunchtime with Indra friends

Pizza for the clients and projectmates (Thank God for Shakey's card!)


Sambokojin with college friends
Thanks to Jay and Nico for the pictures. Unfortunately, my cam's battery got empty for my birthday dinner. :(

I feel so blessed.
Thank you for making my day extra special! :D

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's My Birthday!


It's my 23rd birthday! :)
Will share with you soon the greetings, the surprises and of course,
the food trips! :D

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Manang's Chicken (again)





It's been four months since I've posted about Manang's Chicken. From a single branch in Ortigas, it now has four branches. :)


Manang's Chicken has always been one of my lunch destinations, though I usually end up taking out my meal because the place is usually full. It wasn't so surprising since the chicken was soooo addicting!

I ordered 4 pieces Wings only meal (Php 129, Php 99 for solo). You may choose Original, Mild Spicy and Extra Spicy. I always prefer the Original since I have low tolerance for spicy food.


4 pieces Original Wings

The chicken was so crunchy and so delicious that I could even taste the sauce inside. I tried to eat my meal with utensils but I just started to dig in using my hands. Thank God for tissues! :)
However, they were still using styro for this branch. Hmm..


can't help using my hands! haha!

I would always recommend Manang's Chicken to my friends as I've always did since it opened in Ortigas. And so far, I always get good feedback from friends who tried it.

Also, I would like to thank Manang's Chicken for recognizing my blog. It was very sweet of you, just like your chicken. :)


Thank you so much Manang's Chicken! It's a very nice
birthday gift for me.

I've got to try the Beef Stew and Liempo next time. :)

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Manang's Chicken
AIC Gold Tower

Garnet Road corner F. Ortigas St.
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Contact No. 5848848
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 12:00mn
http://www.manangschicken.com

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jollibee Grilled Pork Tenders


I would usually trek to Jollibee whenever I'm craving for fried chicken. Though I tried the Hash Brown Burger, I'm loyal to Chickenjoy. I've seen the TV ad for the Jollibee Grilled Pork Tenders but it wasn't enticing enough. However, my friend insisted that we go to Jollibee for lunch since she wants to try this new Jollibee dish so I tried it too. :)

Jollibee Grilled Pork Tenders is Php 65 for ala carte and Php 81 with drinks. It is served with a special sauce (which I thought was just soy sauce) and calamansi.

Jollibee Grilled Pork Tenders

Jollibee did a great job in this dish. The pork was really tender and juicy. However, it might be too sweet for some people. It would have been better if the pork was a bit leaner. Overall, it exceeded my expectations. :)

Good news to the ice cream lovers (like me!): Jollibee Chocolate Sundae is now Php 25 from Php 28. I think it's a good move since McDonald's Sundae is Php 25.

Chocolate Sundae! :)

Good job to Jollibee!

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