• Great Eats,  My favourite things

    The day I fell in love with Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

    Last Sunday my family and I headed out for an early morning “obstacle course” run after about 6 months without any running training. Baaaad idea. I used to run 10k on a regular basis but stopped when I got too lazy to get up in the mornings. Hihi. Now I do TRX thrice a week but being in running condition is way different from being fit overall. My legs could feel the burn right after the first kilometer. I finished in approximately 15 minutes because I skipped the obstacle to the finish line which had you crawling through the mud. (Sorry but I couldn’t bear it, and neither could my…

  • Collaborations,  Great Eats,  The Tummy Train TV

    Dimsum overload at Hyatt Manila’s Li Li Restaurant + a special treat for readers

    The Hyatt Hotel is one of Manila’s grandest and for me one of the more accessible five-star hotels in the metro. I live maybe 20 minutes away, and after this luncheon I had, I began wondering why we didn’t visit the restaurants here a little more. I was invited to an intimate lunch at Li Li’s Restaurant a few days ago to sample the restaurant’s lauded dimsum dishes alongside a couple of other cool kids (READ: really talented bloggers). It was my first time being formally invited to an event like this, so I was a mixture of nerves and excitement. Aside from the delicious food, the other great part…

  • Great Eats

    What I’ve Been Eating Lately

    A little busy this week so I didn’t have time to edit photos for a post, but rest assured a yummy one is coming up on the blog in the next day or so. So instead, I thought I’d do a W.I.B.E.L. post featuring my favourites from the meals I’ve had recently. 🙂 I attended a wedding reception some weeks ago and they held it in the newly opened Raffles Makati. It was the first wedding held in that hotel, and the couple picked a super classy menu for an evening of fine-dining. (L-R) Roast beef and buttery shrimp; Two-coloured macarons with dark chocolate ganache filling; and my personal favourite:…

  • My favourite things,  Traveling

    {Zamboanga 2013} Cruising to Sta. Cruz paradise

    The moon was still out when we awoke the next day. The resort was practically deserted and I took the chance to snap this quick panorama. There was nothing but stillness and silence as far as the eyes could see and the ears could hear, but there was a thick energy in the air. It was the day we were to visit the beach on the Great Sta. Cruz Island, and because you have to admit that’s a highlight of summer, we were all extremely excited! But first, a hearty breakfast to prepare us for a full morning of swimming and frolicking on the beach! Fried milkfish and corned beef…

  • Traveling

    {Zamboanga 2013} La ciudad Latina de Asia

    Zamboanga. Not exactly the top-of-mind location when one hears the word ‘vacation’, or better yet ‘beach’. I must admit I never really considered it a must-go place, let alone a place I bothered to get to know at all. When my Dad booked the family for a long Easter weekend vacation to Zamboanga, I wasn’t overly excited, but due to my desire to explore more of my home country, I was game. There are only two domestic flights to Zamboanga a day and ours was at 4 in the morning. The flight took about an hour and a half from Manila– ample time for a nap, if you ask me.…

  • All Things Pinoy,  Asian Flavors,  Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  The Breakfast Bin,  Timeless Treats,  Yeasted breads

    Brightly golden Ensaymada sunshine

    If you’re wondering where I’ve been this past week, I’ve been in the hospital. I got sick with the dengue fever and had to be confined for seven unfortunate days in the hospital, four of which were spent fighting off recurring high fevers. It was my first time being hospitalised and I hope I never have to go back for many many many years to come. I find it ironic how I never get seriously sick ever and the one time that I do it lands me in the hospital. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience, but I’m thankful to be home now. Today I’m going to share with you…