Archive for March, 2014

March 31, 2014

More keychains! Thanks Gail! #sabah #souvenirs


My Assistant Manager Operations, Gail just came back from a vacation at my hometown, Kota Kinabalu!

Glad to hear how she enjoyed it very much and went Island hopping although islands in the Philippines are still better. She stayed at the Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge along the Gaya Street and even tried the very famous Bak Kut Teh there. Oh how she makes me miss KTown!

A little orang utan keychain to remind me of home! 🙉

March 30, 2014

Happy 13th Birthday to my first ever niece, Danica Jo! #takemebacksundays #babynomore #2007


My niece turns 13! Oh the youthful bliss! Photo taken way back in March 2007 when she just turned 6 years old! 😱

Lord, I commit this young and beautiful lady, Your precious daughter, my lovely niece, Danica, into Your mighty hands. May You richly bless her, embrace her, protect her, and continue to guide her and lead her as she continues on this journey of life, in a new season. Please watch over her, let Your holy spirit give her self control, work in her to act and to will according to Your good purposes God, so that she may glorify Your name in all that she does. May You bless her with excellence in her studies, discipline and obedience to her parents, but most of all, a heart after Your own. May her life be a testimony of Your faithfulness as she shares Your love to her friends and people who interact with her.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

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March 30, 2014

Finally got my hands on Yabu’s Katsudon!


Today after the 10am service at Victory Fort with my gurls Mincy, Belle, and Margy + Gerald, we headed to SM Aura at BGC and ended up at Yabu since only Mincy had tried the food there and highly recommended it. I wS especially game for it since I had been wanting to try it out for a while now after rave reviews about it. I was quite happy when Belle, Margy and Gerald were all too happy to also give it a chance.


Of course, undeniably the service was rather slow because of the flock of people especially during that lunch hour. We were lucky to get a seat since we opted the less famous spot outside the restaurant where there wasn’t much of an ambiance.


This was my Yabu Special Katsudon which of course was my choice seeing how there is an egg and seaweeds in there. And they also added tuna flakes which was something pretty new to me.

What I thought was a pretty smart way to keep their customer busy was by teaching us to grind our own sesame seeds while waiting for our food to be served.


Once you’re done with grinding, you add in their sauce which has a kind of sweet and slightly tangy taste to it.


Margy and Gerald busy grinding while Belle was also taking photo ops of the utilities and condiments.


My verdict? I loved it! The chicken was thick and filling and soft to the bite. They weren’t stingy with the meat but not too much of it either (at least for me it wasn’t too much), and the unlimited cabbage, miso soup, and watermelons helped made the whole dining experience well worth the wait and the cost. Even the seaweed and tuna flakes we were able to request for more!

And I paid for all that at 355pesos inclusive of service charge. Not bad, not bad at all!

After the whole food trip and digging in on food, we hang around outside the restaurant where there was like a sky deck area and there were water fountains and it was very windy and breezy. Took some photo shoots there too while letting our food settle in our guts.

Of course, being the bottomless pit that I am, I wasn’t done yet! I even got myself Mary Grace’s Mango Bene ( which is like a version of the mango float with graham crackers) at 130 pesos per square slice. It wasn’t bad at all! I thoroughly enjoyed it! This could very well be the next best thing after the mango float from Giligan’s!


I also bought a good moist Caramel chocolate cake for 60 pesos.. Mmmm yummehhh!!!!


This was from one of those booth they have in the middle of the lower ground mall where there was sort of a bazaar like food display going on. There were other booths selling fudge bars and also cupcakes. I also got a sugar free fudge bar but it tasted very dry and horrible. I took one bite and it failed me instantly.


Me no likey.

After all that food trip, we headed to Margy’s home for the first time just to chill and meet her mom and hang out in her room, watched “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball 2”. Simple afternoon spent with these beautiful and Godly ladies!


Thank You Jesus for wonderful sisters in Christ like these! Missing out on Jhwen’s company though as she spends them at her hometown with her family for this weekend. But there’s always next time ^_^

March 30, 2014

Victory Group Bonding day! Starting with service at Victory fort! #itsmorefuninavictorygroup


With Mincy and Belle, while waiting for Margy on her way here.


Pastor Joey Bonifacio preaching Compassion. This dude is super anointed and I really “get” his preaching. Definitely a talented speaker and one of the best in the Metro!

After service shot outside the Every Nation building. It’s a very hot and sunny Sunday! Helloooo Summer~~


March 29, 2014

Dinner at Family Mart post work-out. #diet #eatclean #excessbaggage


This place is now my new favorite Convenience Store.

Got a Kani Salad worth 99pesos. Its served with Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing.

Also a serving of dragon fruit, melons and fuji apple worth 55 pesos. Yum.

March 29, 2014

Je m’appelle Pauline. #français


The classroom at Alliance Français de Manille.
Lesson 0. Se présenter.

C’est professor Ophelie.


Excited for the coming lessons! Definitely not as easy as you would think!

Sitting next to a Mexican etudiente, Brenda.

March 28, 2014

It’s ok NOT to be OK. By Rico G. Villanueva


Got impulsive and bought myself yet another book from OMF today for 225 pesos. Tsk! But the title really caught my eye and my heart of course. This kind of topic concerns me all the time. How being a Christian people expect you to always be strong because you are expected to have a strong faith in a Great God.

Its always easier said than done ain’t it?

As much as I know I have a lot of reading to catch up, this should be one for keeps. Might be hard to get a hold of it again once its gone from the shelf.

I also had to buy this piece of decor while in OMF earlier. I accidentally dropped the deco tile and felt bad about it. So I had to buy it. Good thing it wasn’t to pricey. About 130 pesos but still, i guess I could use mighty bond to glue it back together right? God can heal the broken pieces of our lives! Naaaks..


Home is where the Heart is..

Yupp! True dat!

March 28, 2014

Friday Breakfast out with the team! Thanks for the treat Jaja!


The team while ordering food at the cashier counter!


Its Jaja’s 23rd birthday tomorrow! My seatmate and mentor. One of the most brightest and knowledgeable person in the team. She may be young, but she’s the real deal when it comes to the right person for the job. She won’t disappoint you. Any employer would be blessed to have her in the team!

生日快乐 Jaja! 祝您心想事成,天天快乐!



March 27, 2014

Its Monthly Merienda Day!


This time we get Chips (my choice was Cheetos of course), a box of Sandwich and one JCo donut! And I get to pick the Alcapone! Yummy!


Too bad I was in a hurry to go to another food trip I had planned for the day. So I kept them in storage and hopefully eat them for breakfast tomorrow. Lets pray no one touches my food 😠

March 27, 2014

A Thursday Breakfast. #cleaneating #diet


Kavli Crispbread with Cherry Tomatoes and topped with Cheese. This totals up to about 215 calories only with 1 hard boil egg.

Have I mentioned how much I like the combination of Cheese and Tomatoes?