Midnight Tea Date


Something that made me giddy today. πŸ™‚ Christian treated me to a midnight tea and my favorite dark chocolate macadamia cookie. It was such a nice surprise after days of stress at work.

What made this really sweet is the fact that he is not, in any way, a tea or a coffee guy. He might not admit it but I think he makes a lot of effort to stay away from any Starbucks cafe as much as he can. Christian, if you are reading this, feel free to comment. Haha!

Anyway, yeah. That’s the sweetest part of it. His little efforts to make me smile and feel better whenever I feel so stressed or down. He may not be the quintessential flowers and chocolates guy but he totally makes up for it with giddy moments such as this. ❀

** This was supposed to be posted last Friday but my WordPress for iOS acted up.Β 

Gotta love weekends!

This weekend has been a blast! It involved new discoveries, quality time with Christian and his family, and a sweet date with my sister.

I will also be working on something special that will stretch whatever tinge of “creativity” is in my body.

Will be writing about them soon. πŸ˜‰

Spidey Saturday

We watched The Amazing Spiderman last Saturday, and boy, it really is amazing. I think Andrew Garfield did a better job at being Spiderman than Tobey Maguire. Tobey can look such a retard sometimes. Christian’s words, not mine. And Emma Stone IS Emma Stone. That girl can never do anything wrong even if she looks like a crying Powerpuff Girl or an enamored goldfish. She’s just the perfect combination of cute and hot. The visual effects are stunning as expected. If there’s a sequel, I will definitely watch.

Anyway, here are some other highlights of my Saturday.

We had our dinner at Mr. Kurosawa because we were both craving for ramen. This is a Euro-Japanese fusion restaurant that has a very good ambiance. I especially loved the wall art decor and brick walls. One thing that I don’t love is the red light beside our seats. It’s kinda distracting, although it has done it’s fair share in making the pictures that I took appear special. πŸ˜€

We had the Shoyu seafood ramen as recommended by the waiter. One order is good enough for two so you can just ask the waiter to split the soup into smaller bowls. Christian ordered the Spider Roll, which is a nice coincidence to the movie. What set it apart from the other rolls that I had before are the crunchy crablets inside. Never mind my allergies, they tasted really good. It got me into thinking on why this roll was named as such. Β Hmm.. I also got myself a platter of bacon-wrapped dory. And yes, I loved it!!! Come on! Bacon and dory? What’s not to like? πŸ˜€

Over dinner, we had this little quiz wherein we will take turns into acting one epic scene from a famous movie and the other one would guess. Titanic’s “I’m flying Jack!”, The Matrix’s slow-mo-dodge-the-bullet-scene, and LOTR’s Frodo-accidentally-catching-the-ring-with-his-index-finger (again in slow mo) were the firsts to make the cut. We prolly looked like a bunch of dorks sitting by the corner of the resto but we didn’t really care. We were having fun. πŸ˜€

We finished dinner early so we had a good one and a half hour extra time before the movie started. We just strolled around doing some window shopping and I snapping pictures along the way.

Hope you had a nice weekend, too! πŸ™‚

Down the Doughnut Hole We Go

It is National Doughnut Day in the US and although I live across the globe, let me talk about my recent ‘happy place’ discovery: JCo Donuts and Coffee. There are only 2 branches open in the Philippines right now and I am very lucky that one of them is just a few blocks away from my house. It’s in Megamall Strip B by the way if you want to check it out. The other one is in SM Mall of Asia.

Like most coffee shops, the place is cozy enough for meet-up with friends and after dinner dates. In our case, this was the highlight of our weekly Sundate after searching the mall for hardware stuff and watching a not-so-appealing-movie.Β What’s interesting is that while you’re at the counter queue, you can actually see the crew prepare the doughnuts, arranging them beautifully in trays. It’s such a gastronomic delight!

I got the Matcha green tea with almond and Christian settled for blueberry . I love the softness of the dough and how it tasted and smelled so fresh. It actually reminded me of Cello’s, another doughnut place that I love.

The crunchy almond shavings perfectly complimented the creaminess of the Matcha green tea spread. Christian was not so crazy about it, though. I can still remember his grimace when he took a bite. Haha!

These round darlings only cost 40 – 50 pesos each. Not bad considering the taste, quality, and currently, it’s novelty. I am quite excited to go back and try the other delectable flavors, and even the other yummy-looking dessert that they offer: savory sandwiches, frozen fat-free yogurt, and coffee-based beverages.

How about you, what’s your doughnut story? πŸ™‚

Sister Sundate

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Since I spent half of my Saturday sleeping and the other half cleaning the condo, I decided to spend my Sunday with my sister, Nikki. I was in dire need of actual socializing! Christian also joined us in our Karate Kid dinner where I had gyoza and tofu. The gyoza was so yummy, we had to order another plate.

We had Caramia gelato for dessert — all Nikki’s treat. πŸ™‚ My tiramisu and her mint & choco gelato are equally good. But Christian’s mango and hibiscus is something else. My guy has such weird, old-fashioned even, taste sometimes.

The night was capped by me staring at the beautiful Supermoon. Tried to document it using my phone camera but it just couldn’t capture how amazing it looked in the night sky.