Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Friday, February 21, 2014

#babyMartinez Wears A Rainbow Loom Bracelet in Fishtail Pattern

Ever since my mom's 10 year old student gave #babyMartinez her very own Rainbow Loom bracelet in fishtail pattern, she didn't want to take it off. She wears it even when she is drinking her milk lol

#babyMartinez and her fishtail Rainbow Loom bracelet

Look at how curious she is with her new toy hahaha I take it off when she sleeps. I don't have an idea where this trend started but from what I have gathered, most grade schoolers are so into it. I heard some girls who have entrepreneurial skills sell them for as cheap as PhP 20 per bracelet. 

Rainbow Loom Fishtail Pattern

Rainbow Loom is the trend these days but parents should be aware that there are fake or counterfeit already coming out in the market. Click here to learn about the danger of counterfeits and how to spot them.

Rainbow Loom C-clip

Naubusan ata ng same color yung bata kaya magkaiba yung colors ng band hahaha

model hand ni #babyMartinez

Hmmm... #babyMartinez! Mommy said to look at the camera and not away from the camera hahaha

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mrs. Graham's Macaron Cafe in Quezon City

February 15, 2014

Mrs. Graham's Macaron Cafe
51-C Scout Rallos St.,
Quezon City
+63915 8122662

After having a sumptuous feast at Big D' Smokehouse, we went to Mrs. Graham's Macaron Cafe just a few streets away for dessert.

clockwise from left: Tequila Rose, Salted Caramel, Baileys and White Coffee (center) PhP 45/pc.

We were greeted with shabby chic interior, it reminded me of one of my favorite TV show called Shabby Chic, I love it!

We chose 4 from the 13 macarons on display- Tequila Rose, Salted Caramel, Bailey and White Coffee. I am happy to announced that it didn't disappoint! My favorite macarons are White Coffee and Tequila Rose while DH said he liked Baileys and Salted Caramel. As usual, hindi na naman pareho ang taste namin lol Total opposite kami sa lahat ng bagay, kaya nga siguro totoo ang kasabihan na opposites attract.

Other flavors available which I would love to try on my next visit are S'mores, French Toast with Peanut Butter, Pancake with Maple Buttercream, Bibingka with Salted Egg, Dark Chocolate Shells, Tiramisu, PB & J (Peanut Butter & Jelly).

After the cupcake trend, I can safely say that macaron will rule this 2014!

White Chocolate with Green Tea Frosting by Swirl PhP 75

I like the frosting but not the cupcake because it was as hard as a rock! Sige na nga, not naman as hard as a rock but I guess you know what I mean. I should have ordered 2 more macarons na lang sana.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Date Night at Big D's Smokehouse Ribs Tacos Burger

February 15, 2014

Big D's Smokehouse Southern Style Classic BBQ
2nd Level POS Bldg.,
Sct. Madrinan cor Tomas Morato Ave.,
Quezon City
5605362   3766139

Malaking himala at napapayag ko si DH na i-date ako last week! Di nga lang eksaktong Valentine's Day but pwede na din maski one day late ; p At least, nakapag HHWW kami lol

Beef Monster Tacos PhP 190

We didn't plan on going all-out fine dining eklabu because that's reserve for my birthday! We ended up in Big D's Smokehouse where Twist is also located.

Perusing the menu, we were curious as to what the monster tacos would look like. The description said a full 9 inch of monster goodness with shredded lettuce, cheese and salsa.

9 inch of monster goodness... yummy!

It was really huge! I exclaimed "Ay, lumpia wrapper!" when I saw it lol The entire beef taco was really filled with all of the ingredients mentioned above. One taco can be sliced into half, it can be shared by 2-3 persons.

Also available in Chicken PhP 180, Pulled Pork PhP 180 and Fish PhP 195.

Big D's Smokehouse  menu

Buffalo Wings PhP 175

Their Buffalo Wings were laden with Sriracha sauce and paired with Big D's ranch dip. DH commented that lack some kick but I love it!

Other appetizers on the menu are Nachos PhP 140/240, Chicken Fingers PhP 150, Baked Potato PhP 75, Potato Chips and Skins PhP 90, Buffalo Chicken Tenders PhP 165 and Dirty Fries PhP 160.

Ribs Platter Stage 3 PhP 960

Big D's Smokehouse is famous for its smoked soft bone ribs. I don't know what got into DH but he decided to order two full slab of soft boned ribs. He said it will just be big enough for us but he was wrong... it was ginormous!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fisher Supermarket Paluto in Quezon Avenue

I just got home from Fisher Mall and I have a new discovery to share! Inside Fisher Supermarket, at the far end, there's a huge blackboard with colorful writing and it's the Paluto Section.

Fisher Supermarket Paluto Section

You can either take the paluto home or eat it at the food court. We ate at the food court ; )

Let me take you on tour around the supermarket first. I used my Samsung Galaxy Mega in shooting some of the photos because I am not sure if they allow picture-taking inside the supermarket ; p

Fisher Supermarket

Fresh Produce Section

Fisher Mall will be one of my favorite malls to go to because of its wide space and tight security. I lose count of the guards roaming around the basement parking, inside the mall and when your car pass through the exit along Quezon Ave.

they have lots of imported products

look how the aisles are widely spaced 

USA section

you can view the price as the cashier ran the item through the sensor

You can view the fresh seafood I bought right after the break...