Winners! Singaopre Lah! Contest: Winners!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm back!! :)

I had a wonderful time in Singapore.

Note: I don't hate it anymore - I'm actually liking it! :) I hate to admit it BUT I'm kinda warming up to Little India.. Can you believe it?!

As for the winners, please send me an email at candishhh at yahoo dot com so I'll know where to send your prize!!

IKEA Food Court - Cherubyn
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant - Rose Tiu
Dempsey Hill - Shoty
Lau Pa Sat - Cassandra
Boon Tong Kee - Peddler of Dreams
Publish Post

Will try to post my Singapore trip ASAP.

P.S. I was dishearted with what happend to our country. I felt really guilty - I mean I was enjoying my trip, but back home - my family and friends were feeling the wrath of the typhoon.

Glee with GLEE!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I remember watching Sound of Music with my cousins. I remember LOVING everything about it. I remember pretending with my cousins, that we were the Von Trap kids singing away.

Another movie musical favorite is Grease. I think I was secretly pretending to be Sandy - but what was missing was Danny Zuko! Hahaha..

I was delighted with High School Musical - I loved it so much, that I saw it over and over again! I don't think I'll ever tire of watching HSM1, ever!

I'm a frustrated singer! And I think that's one of the reasons why I'm hooked at most movie musicals and American Idol.

Enter - Glee.

I saw the trailer, and got curious.

Why haven't I heard of this show? How long has it been on? I researched and found out that it just started! Yahoo!! :)

I saw the pilot just now and LOOOOOOOOOOVED it!!

I can't wait for the second episode!!

Also.. I loved that they use songs that I somehow know! Hahahaha!! :)

Show is promising!! :)

Here's the full trailer:

Contest: Singapore Lah!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I've just been to Singapore once - and that was 4 years ago.

And I HATED it.

I hated it because of the:
a) Heat - my gosh!! I was sweating like crazy!!
b) Expensive shopping - EVERYTHING was expensive! Even if the stores were on sale, they were STILL expensive!!
c) On-Call Taxis - Taxis are no where to be found during rush hour because all taxis want the extra charge for on-call! I hated it!! My twin brother and I waiting 4 hours just to get one!!

These are the reasons why I REFUSE to go to Singapore, but since dear MIL and FIL are sponsoring a trip next week - why the hell not right?

But quite honestly, I'm not that excited to go, I mean - what is there to see in Singapore right? It's such a small city! I am excited to see my good friends Cubie and Mabs, and to go on food trips! I am super excited to hang out with them and visit Muji and Ikea! Hahaha.. :)

So - I have a project/contest, from now till the 24th - I'd like to ask for suggestions on where to eat. When I visit the place you suggested and like it - you earn a pasalubong from me!! :)

Project: Like Singapore Lah!
Mission: I'd like to give Singapore a chance, with this contest!! Give me tips and recommendations on where to eat!! :)

Just kindly leave the names of the restaurants on the comment section. I know that for sure there will be double entries of a certain restaurant, so - let's do it like this - 'first come first serve'. Whoever will submit the name of the resto first - will get to claim that resto 'entry'. One comment per restaurant. I will be picking the Top 5 restaurants that I liked!! :)

(Please disclude Din Tai Fung in your lists!! Hahaha.. )

White Hat Frozen Yogurt

Monday, September 14, 2009

Here's what I've had so far:

Lulubelle - it was too sour for me, I mean - yeah, I get it - yogurt, but it could have tasted better right? And the combination with choc-nut, my gosh - it was a disaster! My Panget gave me an odd look and asked me why in the hell, was I still eating something that tasted, well - icky! I answered him simply with 'Sayang eh!'

California Berry - I have to agree with my friend Kath that this indeed was the best I've tasted - at that time of course! I mean having come from Lulubelle the week previous, this tasted heavenly!!

But it was my bff Kim who told me to try Red Mango - that for her it's the best froyo in town. I've been passing by the stall of Red Mango for months whenever I'm in Trinoma - I never got myself to try and line up. I was sort of laughing at the name at first, because it sounded funny! I mean Red Mango? hahaha!! But then one time - I told my Panget, we had to try it out - as per BFF's recommendation. And the result - it was freaking love at first taste!! It was hands down the BEST I've ever tried! I forgot about all the other that I have tasted - this for me was and is the best froyo, ever!! And so whenever in Trinoma - my Panget and I would buy this frequently! Even my Panget's mom - my now, mom-in-law - loves Red Mango.

Okay - so then I hear from dear Phoebe, that for her - White Hat is still the best. I was curious. Honestly, I've don't frequent MOA - so my White Hat sightings have become really really limited. But yesterday afternoon, while strolling in Robinson's Galleria - I saw the stall. I was excited, I told my Panget that we had to try it out - and he happily obliged - and the verdict? It was also love at first taste!!!

I know understand what Phoebe meant. I think, if I tasted White Hat first before Red Mango, White Hat would be it for me and my Panget. Plus, I think that for P85.00 a cup, White Hat had a tad bit more yogurt (compared to Red Mango) which makes it my new favorite!!

I wish Trinoma had a White Hat station.... Might have to walk to nearby SM for my regular dose of White Hat froyo!!

La Mer - LJC's Catering Services

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This is so cool!! LJC restaurants can cater!!!!

Fely J's was love at first bite!! And when I learned that they can cater - Can I order one full tray of Fely J's Dilis rice? This is so cool!! :)

Now - since its the start of the BER months!! Let's get ready!! :)

We are a professional food and beverage provider of the LJC Restaurants Group which has over 29 years experience in food and beverage service. With 18 restaurants operating 11 respected brand names, our choice of offering is the most varied in its field. We make our five-star service easily available to friends and the discriminating public and provide superior value for money.
We are a high standard, multi-product food and beverage provider. We use complete professional grade equipment, high quality food and beverage ingredients, superior resource management for our stakeholders, great flexibility in our offering of service to please a wide range of clientele, and invest in our team through training and research.

For Inquiries on packages and menus - contact the sales manager:
Rona Borromeo
710.7420 * 526.7706
For more information visit

Remember WHISTLESTOP? It's back!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A photoblog, for now....

Look at what have they in store for us!!!!

the Crispy Pata

Boneless Buffalo Wings

the Spaghetti)
(remember what you had as a kid? This is IT! Its super simple but the flavor is wonderful!!

the ORIGINAL Haianese chicken rice in Manila

a closer look on the chicken

28 Jupiter Street,
Bel Air, Makati
Tel. 896.1989

They're OPEN - 24 hours!! and they also DELIVER 24/7!!!

Ain't that cool??

Toblerone's Spread the Sweetness of Gratitude Photo Contest!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I have this habit of saying 'Thank You' to most anyone. For me, it is the most gratifying simplest thing I can do to another person. A simple 'thank you' means a lot - I mean, we usually take for granted the little things people do for us, like serving drinks, taking our orders, cleaning up after us - there are so many things done for us that we sometimes forget to acknowledge those deeds. And - it goes a long way, if you know what I mean.

I feel disappointed whenever people forget to say thank you. I mean - there's nothing to it really, you just need to say it - that's it! But people tend to forget and not say it at all. I have this personal mission to have my friends say 'thank you' whenever they can - it's going well, but I hope it can be better. I was able to launch a 'thank you' contest last Christmas season and gave away gifts!!

I am glad to be part of Toblerone's Spread the Sweetness of Gratitude Photo Contest, because by this - I can also spread my (personal) misson.

Now - its my turn to spread the sweetness:

To my dear, dear readers - I cannot thank you guys enough for supporting me through the years! I can't believe that it been 4 years since I started blogging! Thank you for the comments and visits!! The comments mean a lot to me and I try my best to reply as often as I can. Thank you for visiting my blog every so often to check and eavesdrop on my whatever things. I owe it to you guys and its you that keeps me wanting to post more and share things that are special to me.

Thank YOU!!

To my Cyber friends turned Barkada - THANK YOU for everything! Thanks for the gift of friendship!! :) Thank you for surprising me, thank you for being there for me EVERY single time!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys!!!


My dear readers

Together with Toblerone Philippines, I would like to invite you to join the Spread the Sweetness of Gratitude photo contest!

Here are the mechanics:

Step 1: Upload your most creative and original THANK YOU photo in your site (blog, Multiply, Friendster, Facebook, etc.) and link this to the gallery found in the official Toblerone Thank You Day website. Only one entry per participant please :)

Step 2: Send me the link (leave it HERE with a link to your entry) and I will be choosing the 5 best entries who will move on to the final round.

Deadline of entries: 5:00 PM of October 16, 2009

Winners will be determined by a panel composed of employees of Toblerone and GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications, Inc.

The Top 3 winners among all shortlisted entries will receive a Toblerone gift pack which will be awarded on October 20,2009 during the National Thank You Day Awards!

This contest is open to all Greater Manila (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Antipolo, Cavite and Laguna) residents.

Gloriamaris's Dimsum Buffet!!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Enjoythe buffet madness while you can!!! :)

Cooking Quest #1: Lasagna

Friday, September 04, 2009

I've never cooked lasagna before. I've seen them made on tv and in real life, but I never got the chance to make one myself. Last Friday, I decided that I wanted to make one.

And so, last Saturday afternoon - I made one. And this is what it looked like!

Making lasagna isn't that hard pala.. I always had this thought that it was difficult and very time consuming - but it wasn't. I found it actually really simple!!

This is the recipe that I used:
Meat Sauce
500g - Lean ground beef
1 whole carrot - diced
3 whole white onions - diced
1 clove garlic - crushed
2 cans 200g Crushed tomatoes
5 tablespoons - Tomato Paste
2 cups Chicken Stock
A pinch of nutmeg
1 tablespoon Sugar
Chicken powder to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Saute the onions, carrots and garlic until soft.
Add the ground beef and saute until brown.
Add the crushed tomatoes and the 2 cups chicken stock.
Add a pinch of Nutmeg.
Season with Salt and Pepper (or chicken powder). Make sure to add for flavor
Simmer for 20 minutes
(after simmering, taste again and season as needed)

Cheese Sauce:
2 tablespoons - Butter
2 tablespoons - All purpose flour
125g - Mozarella Cheese
2 cups - Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt butter.
Add the all purpose flour, cook for a few minutes.
Add the milk and wait until it thickens.
Add the mozarella cheese until melted over low heat.
Set aside when all the cheese has melted.

On a oven-proof deep dish, assemble the lasagna as follows:
Pour meat sauce on the dish
Place 1 layer of lasagna noodles
Pour meat sauce over the noodles
Pour cheese sauce over the meat sause
Place 1 layer of lasagna noodles.

Assemble on the dish: meat sauce, cheese sauce, lasagna noodles and end with the cheese sauce.

Set oven at 175c and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese browns.

Lookey lookey here!!

(Cooked this August 18!!)

Help find the killer of Eggy Tioseco

Thursday, September 03, 2009

I've never met Eggy - I've only heard good stories about him thru my friend Cubie.

I know his brother Chris.

I was saddened and shocked by the news.

To anyone who can help find the killer. Please....