placesandfoods

Date with theregoesciarel.

Went to Liliw and Nagcarlan, Laguna earlier with Ciarel! 

The church of Liliw, Laguna! Super ganda talaga. It was the church where Kampanerang Kuba(starring Anne Curtis) had their shoot years ago.

If you guise to do not know where and what is Liliw.. It is located in Laguna. It bounded on the northwest by Sta. Cruz; northeast by Magdalena; on the east by Majayjay; on the west by Nagcarlan; and on the south by Dolores, Quezon. Liliw is perhaps best known for its cold water spring resorts, native homemade sweets and a sizeable shoe industry that rivals that of Marikina City. - Wikipedia

After going to all the footwear stores there. We went to Arabela restaurant which is a famous restaurant of the town to eat mirienda but unluckily, it was close. :(. So we went to Graciano’s..  Pasta galore. :-). Thank you Ciarel for the treat!! :-)


With Ciarel of theregoesciarel. Please, follow her personal blog! Her blog is awesome.  :-)


( Top from  Bench Body, maong pants from Mossimo, Ring from Alluringlove, Bag from Longchamp, Watch from Timex, Blue wedges from Liliw)

Lovin’ my new peacock ring!!

After Liliw, we went to Narcarlan, Laguna for the underground cemetary!! 

My 20th on the 20th!

Last Monday I turned 20, but I feel like 16! Charaught! I can’t believe I’m not a teen anymore, hello to the “young adult” stage of my life. More work, responsibilities and stuff to do. I don’t know why but I’m pretty excited <3

I’m not usually a “birthday person”, I don’t like having big parties or making a big deal out of my birthday- but this one felt a little different. As of now I celebrated it thrice and I still have one post celebration next week with my roommates and friends.

On the day of my birthday, my family and I had lunch together and I had a date with Ani right after. We went to Nuvali just to pig-out, shop some stuff in the outlets and take lots of photos.

 

I experienced lot of “First Time” experiences in one day! Believe it or not, it was my first time to go in Nuvali. I’ve been seeing it when we’re going to Tagaytay but we/ I never drop by or go there. 

It was such a nice day with a perfect weather. We rode the boat and fed the Koi fish.

Around 5pm, we went to Solenad 1 to eat mirienda at Army Navy. It was my first time to try their burger too! I ordered the Double Burger with aditional bacon, freedom fries and Strawberry Milkshake! Ang sarap lang!

Before going home, we decided to eat dessert at Conti’s! Another first! Teehee. I had the Mango Bravo cake while Ani had Blueberry Cheesecake.

Thank you for a great great and awesome day! ♥

Anyway, thank you to everyone who greeted me on my birthday.

xx

Bellini's Italian Restaurant.

The restaurant is featured a couple of times in television and in the movies. A scene from the movie “One more chance” by John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo was shot here. It is located at Marikina Shoe Expo, Gen Romulo Ave., Cubao Quezon City.

Place:

Food:

Here’s the free breadsticks.

Bellini’s Menu? Click Here.

Yakimix, Trinoma

My friend celebrated his 20th birthday at Yakimix, Trinoma. I can’t believe my friends are all turning twenty. I feel so young!! I kid. Haha.

I always loved eating in Buffet Restaurants because I’m a heavy eater. Yes, I eat a lot!! I love eating. Well, who doesn’t? Hahaha. We always eat in Yakimix but it was my first time to eat at Trinoma branch. They’re just the same though. 

I didn’t bring my camera that time so here are some of the photos using an iPhone. (instagram to be exact) NOTE: Follow me on instagram, diannedequina

Saraaaaap no? Hihihi

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Before our Baguio trip last Christmas week, I searched for the must visit/eat restaurants in Baguio on several blogs. Found out that Cafe by the Ruins is one of them. Anagon even said that “Hindi kumpleto ang Baguio trip mo ng hindi ka kumakain dito” so I included it on our itinerary agad-agad!

I’ve been to Baguio for 4 times now and this is my first time to try Cafe by the Ruins! We went there for a late lunch but they say it would be perfect if you’ll go to the restaurant for breakfast!

I ordered Baguio Bagnet and Strawberry Milkshake while Mark ordered, Cafe by the Ruins Coffee and their Pasta with Grilled Chicken. The food was goooooooood! The price isn’t that affordable but definitely the food is worth your money!

Budget (for lunch) - 350php - 450php per person. 

Cafe by the Ruins is located in #23 Chuntug St. Baguio City, Benguet. It is located in Session Road. Few minutes walk from the Burnham Park. Don’t forget to leave the beautiful Baguio without eating at this restaurant!:) 

Coffee-lic date with HS friends.

CDC or Concept design Cafe is located in Paseo de Escudero cor. M. Malvar Street, 4000 San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines. They’re offering coffee, pastries, pasta & etc. They also have alcoholic beverages (which you can drink outside their cafe). They’re open 24 hours plus a free wifi to their customers. 

I forgot to take a picture of the menu but they offering foods for breakfast, diners, Filipino foods and sandwiches. Well ofcouse the coffee, pastries and pasta.. The prices were cheap compare to other cafes. 

So if you’re planning to visit San Pablo City, try Concept Design Cafe which is actually near in the famous lake in San Pablo, Sampaloc Lake. 

Visit their page in facebook, HERE.

Yesterday my friends and I went to CDC, it was actually my first time to go there. I went there around 4pm and had coffee. 

While others had a bottle of Tanduay Ice.

GPOY

Here’s my ever loving Gely. 

I missed this girl so much that I really have to post this photo!! 

We’re actually seven but didn’t have a chance to have photo with them because it rained. 

Liliw, Laguna!

Went to Liliw, Laguna last April 29, 2012 with my HS /forever friends! We went there just to eat in Arabela but we were so lucky that it was the town’s festival  . More fun! :-)

With Giorgia, Dianne, Marol and Pia

Shoes, shoees and more shoeeees!

The famous Arabela bakehaus & coffee shop! <3

So I have created a video about this trip, mind watching it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErwT3_OdJgM&feature=youtu.be 

Arabela experience, next blog post!

xx

Si Christina, Gateau Sans Rival in San Pablo City, Laguna

At the heart of San Pablo City Plaza “Si Christina” was born to give San Pablenios “a different twist and new breeds” of mouth watering Pastries and Cakes.

Si Cristina is located in # 6 RIZAL AVENUE, 40000 San Pablo City, Philippines and opens from Monday-Sunday 7am to 9pm.

Location: 4.5/5

Si Cristina is easy to find since it’s just in the town’s plaza and just beside the town’s Cathedral.

Place: 4/5 

I love how the place is so relaxing! This place is perfect when you need to chill or time to unwind.

Food & Price: 4/5

I love how cheap the pastries and cakes are! With just 200php, you can enjoy their pasta, cake & coffee! Plus, they’re all delicious! 

Service: 4.5/5

Speaking of their service, I’ve got nothing to say! All the crews are friendly and you won’t be needing to call them since they’re giving you everything you need.

And here’s our foood…

Caramel Latte (75php)

Brazo de Mercedes (27php/ slice)

Red Velvet Cupcake (35php)

Carbonara ala Si Cristina (89php)

Overall: 4/5

Will definitely go back there! Don’t forget to try Si Cristina when you visit San Pablo City, Laguna! <3

xx

Sweeter <3

Adrian and I had a dinner and movie date last May 1! I missed having this kind of date with him. I remember the last time we did this was February. Boohoo. Our relationship went on the rocks but I’m glad it’s okay now. Our love is sweeter  <3 

We had dinner in Friday’s!

My favorite Chicken Club Sandwich.

His Pacific Grilled Porkchop & Friday’s Pork Adobo for me.

It feels so nice that I can take photos of our food before eating it. He used to hate it when I does that. He even called me instagram-girl! Hahaha

We watched The Avengers! I loved the movie and I super loved Hulk!!!

Plus he surprised me with this gift! Been eyeing Anthology shoes ever since. Thank you so much, Adrian. :-)

xx

Dinner with my BBs at John and Yoko

Last February 13, 2012 my online friends (BBs) and I had a dinner date at John and Yoko Restaurant in Greenbelt 5. 

Kisty’s back from Singapore and ofcourse it’s a must that BBs should see each other! I missed her so much, we used to attend events before but now she’s studying in Singapore. Anyways, it was good to see her again! And she even treated us our dinner *u*

BBs, Kisty, Erika, Jonver, Jessa and Cariza. :)

What we did that night was eat, take photos, laugh and non stop kwentuhan! 

And now for the food!! 

/*food blogger peg*/

California Maki

Rate: 4/5

I always loved California Maki! I love how John and Yoko did on their California Maki, compare to the other restaurants they have more mango. And for me more mango= more delicious!

Oyster Overload, my favorite at John and Yoko!!

Rate: 4.5/5

So far this is the best and tastiest oyster I have tasted. Whenever we eat at John and Yoko I order this! 

Japaella

Rate: 3/5

It taste good but I was expecting more..

Chicken Teriyaki Pizza.

Rate: 5/5

Seriously, should try this pizza! This pizza has mangoes and I love mangoes! The best ever! Thanks Jessa for ordering this!!!! :)

Salad

I don’t eat vegetables so I didn’t try this but I heard its so good! 

That’s it! I had an awesome night with my awesome friends plus the awesome food! :)

Sundate dinner. <3

Blogging via mobile!!!. :)

Cheers to a very relaxing Sunday dinner with Adrian down souuuuth. Adrian and I are now at Simple Treats! Just had dinner. Thank God to a free wifi. 

I usually order Shrimp Fra Diablo at Simple Treats but I haven’t eaten yet so I ordered a rice meal, Baby Back Ribs! 

And ofcourse, pizza because its P-I-Z-Z-A. We ordered All Meat Pizza! Nom nom nom nom. 

After eating dinner we went outside (and still right now), we’re having some coffee frappes with our matching shoes ;)

xx

Magic Stays with You

Went to Enchanted Kingdom with my college friends! I’ve always been in this place since I’m a girl from the south but I still had so much fun with them :-)

Hello there, Eldar the Wizard!

My instant bff, Dessa.

Anchor’s Away was our first ride! 

And here’s the craziest ride,  

Before

And after! Hahaha look at our faces! 

We were able to maximize our four hours time there! I love going to Enchanted Kingdom on a weekday because there were no lines. If there is, its just 5 minutes or less. Plus we availed their student promo, ride all you can for only 380php!

Anyway, I’m having a great summer! How about you? 

xx

Our first Yabu experience!

Everyone is going gaga with today’s best Katsu Restaurant, Yabu! Since everyone was starting eating, tweeting and blogging about Yabu, I’ve been wishing to have time to visit and eat at Yabu. Finally, after my term break my friends and I decided to have our very first Yabu Experience. :)

We went to Robinson’s Magnolia branch. It’s located at ground floor near the escalator.

Upon entering the restaurant, I love how friendly the staffs are. Believe it or not, I had a hard time choosing what to order because everything looks so delicious! 

ANYHOOO, I ordered their Original Hire Katsudon set! 

From the presentation of the food to its tastes, AHHH. Its so damn good! An authentic Katsu indeed! Plus, not to mention, I really love pineapples! I asked if I can order another set of pineapples but they were too kind to give me another one. 

Here’s a bowl of sesame seeds that must be ground and pour Katsu sauce then mix. A sauce for all the Tonkatsu sets! :)

See how happy my friends and I after eating our own Katsu sets? 

Here are my friends’ foods!!!! 

Rosu Tonkatsu Set

Hire and Seafood Katsu Set

And for our dessert, Yabu gave us free icecream! HOORAYY.

Will definitely go back for sure!! 

If you haven’t tried Yabu, you’re missing a very important experience of your life. GO TRY ITTT! <3

xx

Sampaloc Lake

Sampaloc Lake is one of the seven lakes which make San Pablo City famous. It is located near it’s cityhall.

Sampaloc lake is a great place for:

  • Walking and Jogging
  • Taking pictures

You can rent a bicycle/boat and have a tour around the lake. There’s a lot of verdors like Isaw, Barbeque, Fishball, Sweet corn and etc. So, you and your friends can have picnic there. Plus, you can also enjoy fishing when you have a fishing rod.


Goodbye first term!

My girls and I had a dinner date to celebrate my term break! Haha, joke. We missed each other to we decided to have dinner. Its been a while since we last went out with our friend Rosali. 

We went to TGIF, Eastwood. :)

Pia and Rosali

And these are my foods I took for instagram purposes! Hahaha. 

Good thing this was my last day of the term so we extended our dinner date to have a little drinks at Gweilos Bar and catch up with the latest kwentos in our lives. 

Do the margarita! ♥

xx

Post birthday celebration at Vikings.

Here’s a post birthday celebration I had with my roomates at Viking, Mall of Asia. :)

I love how big the place is, their myriad selection of foods and drinks, the ambiance and friendly staffs. 

If you and your family, friends and lovers love buffets, Vikings is the place where you should be. Though it’s a bit expensive than Yakimix and any other buffet restaurant… At Vikings, drinks are already included and there are different food selections, from Japanese to Filipino to Chinese and etc.

So yeees, cheers to my 20th! 

I told my roomates that I hate this singing happy birthday stuff but they still told the staffs that it was my birthday soooo there you go, they sang and give me a little cake! Hahaha.

By the end of the night, we were so full and satisfied! Definitely worth my money. :)

xx

Tea time!

Finally was able to try TWG! I’ve been seeing it on blogs and/ or instagram so I was curious what was all the fuss about. Last night, while waiting for the Meg 15th anniversary event to start, Erika and I decided to have a tea. “Tea time”!

TWG Tea was established in Singapore in celebration of the island’s great history as a trading post for teas, spices and fine epicurean products. TWG Tea, which stands for The Wellness Group, is a luxury concept that incorporates an international distribution network to professionals, unique and original retail outlets and exquisite tea rooms.

TWG Tea tasters travel thousands of miles across the globe every year, sampling hundreds of teas in search of the most desirable harvests direct from source gardens - http://www.twgtea.com/

Moving on, here are some of our photos… 

Hello, Erika Rodica, my lovely date for the night <3

Ordered their Pagoda Mocktail. A refreshing mocktail of sparkling lemonadewith brisk and fruity weekend in Shanghai Tea “Pagoda drink for the pagoda girl” Haha!

Visit http://www.twgtea.com/ for more information!

Arabela, Liliw, Laguna!

Everything is so good with foood! Agree? Everyody loves eating, especially me! Lucky me I don’t get fat :P. I love trying out new restaurants, cafes, bakeshop and etc to see and tastes the goodness of every foood!

I love pizza, I really do. I’m a potato lover too! I can eat all the fries and mashed potatoes on the table. RAWWR!

Anyway, my friends and I went to Arabela in Liliw, Laguna to eat some pizza and pasta! It was my first time to try their food. 

AHHH. I loved everything! The food, the place the crews and all. They’re all amazing! Will definitely go back there. :-)

Before ending this post… Here’s a “Tourist” photo of my friends and I <3

By the way, have you joined my SUMMER ENDS giveaway? Not yet? Join now and you can win a pair of shoes of your choice, clothes, accessories and GCS! CLICK HERE

June 23, 2013

Yesterday, my friend visited me at my town in San Pablo City, Laguna! I was surprised because we didn’t plan it. So in return, I toured my friend to Liliw, Laguna, a town near us.

I brought him to the famous Saint John the Baptist Church! It’s where Kampanerang Kuba had their taping long time ago. Such a beautiful church <3

The church was a perfect place to have prayers and meditation. 

Turista lang?! Hahaha. It’s been a long time since I went there though.

Of course, Liliw is famous for shoes, sandals and slippers. Instant shoe shopping hoooooraaahh! I only bought two pairs, sucks that I’m a size 10 girl because some shoes are only until size 9. Boohoo.

Your Liliw trip won’t be complete without eating at the famous ARABELA! Their pastas are affordable and so goooooooooooood. YUMM!

So after our Liliw trip, we went back to San Pablo and visited the Cathedral. :)