Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Find: Cafeteria Verde The Better Option


January 18, 2012

C'Verde by Big Chill
Ground Floor, Promenade
Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan

I'm a vegetarian... not! But once in a while I want to eat something healthy like vegetables ; p I still can't give up red meat... argh! I don't know why, hmm, maybe because it tastes deliciously good.

Anyway, I discovered Cafeteria Verde by Big Chill when I watched a movie alone for the first time in Promenade. I liked what I had and so I ask my parents to join me a few weeks ago to dine vegetarian style ; p

 Layered Beancurd with Rice PhP 99

My mom ordered Layered Beancurd with Rice. It's a tofu and veggie rice topping. The teriyaki sauce is the key ingredient to this dish. I liked it so much that mom and I ended up sharing a bowl hahaha It was just supposed to be a tikim because I have a separate order ; p

To know more what else we ordered, read after the break...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Discover Kinosaki: Shinonomesou Ryokan + 7 Onsen


December 31, 2012

Shinonomesou Ryokan (Inn)
78 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho
Toyooka City, Hyogo
Japan

Overnight Stay with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner with Kanisuki) - JPY 18,900 +/pax (PhP 9,450)
Paid a total of JPY 38,480* (PhP 19,240) for two pax
*Hot spring Tax (adults) JPY 150/pax (PhP 75)
*Bath Admission JPY 190/pax (PhP75)
*includes entrance to 7 other hot spring resorts

We made a reservation four days before our trip so basically, the decision to book an overnight stay in a ryokan was kinda impulsive. The inn did not ask for any deposit just like the hotel where we stayed in Osaka (Remm Shin-Osaka).

Shinonomesou Ryokan on right

When you go to Kinosaki, make sure to book a traditional style inn like Shinonomesou where you can stay and live like locals. 

You can also book an overnight stay with no meals included for JPY 6,300/pax (PhP 3,150) or an overnight stay with two meals (lunch and dinner) for only JPY 12,60. Ours is a bit expensive per person because we opted to have Kanisuki for dinner which I will blog about in my next post.

Read more after the break to find out how you can enjoy Japanese Bath...


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Find: Burger Bar in Greenbelt 2

January 14, 2013

Burger Bar
2nd Fl. Greenbelt 2
Ayala Center, Makati

A friend invited me over to try out the newest burger in town- Burger Bar. In this restaurant, you can be The Boss because you can actually choose everything that goes in your burger, yes, even the bun!

The Hangover Burger (single patty) PhP 285

Onion griddles double patty Big Game Blend of hanger and brisket, yellow cheddar, crisp proscuitto, fried egg, arugula, caramelized onions, BBQ sauce & house aiola all on a sesame bun

Since all four of us are first-timers, we decided to give Burger Bar's hand-crafted, freshly ground on-site, custom blended patties a try. These are 100% pure beef and are seared only upon order.

The Hangover Burger was actually served last but it's sooo good that I am making it this post's primary photo. It doesn't hurt that it looks good too ; p

To taste a little bit of everything, each burger, except for The Lamb Burger, were divided into four. Imagine our fear of splitting the burger into four when The Hangover was served to us. At one point, we all thought that the egg yolk will spill over but it did not. We were all able to eat our fair share of the burger ; )

The Hangover is also available in double patties for PhP370. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lunch at Early Bird Breakfast Club + OOTD


January 25, 2013

Early Bird Breakfast Club
(located at the Ground floor of URBN)
Unit 2 G/F Fort Pointe 2 Building
28th Street, The Fort Complex,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
+63-917-5227297

Happy Monday everyone!

I just want to share with you an outfit post. I know, right? It has been awhile. After feeling fat and horrible from what I ate last holiday, I finally have the guts to take some photos hahaha

Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto PhP 465

Anyway, before I show you my OOTD, let me share with you what I ate during the launching of United Colors of Benetton Body Mists collection. As I wrote in my previous entry, the venue was at Early Bird Breakfast Club where you can have breakfast all day, everyday of the week! I was at Fort Pointe 2 twice in one week! First for Samsung Galaxy SIII and then for UCB ; p

Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto
Spanish chorizo and fresh mushroom risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano

First, I commend this restaurant for its food presentation. Tara of Chronicles of Vanity and I shared all dishes that are featured here. The picture you see above was actually just half of the dish but look at how it was presented, di ba? It was so nice pa din ; )

I thought that since we were splitting this dish into two, we would each have a few quantity of Spanish chorizo but on the contrary, I think there were five or more chorizos on my plate alone. The restaurant doesn't scrimp on its ingredients. I especially liked the Parmesan Cheese on top ; ) Eat this dish while it's warm. 

More dishes after the break + OOTD ; p

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Favorite UCB Body Mists Available at FReSH Fragrance Bar


January 25, 2013

United Colors of Benetton (UCB) Body Mist Launch
Early Bird Breakfast Club
Unit C Ground Floor, Fort Pointe 2 Building
The Fort Complex, 28th St.,
Fort Bonifacio Global City

Last Friday, I was dilly-dallying whether to attend the launching of United Colors of Benetton Body Mists or not. Since you are now reading this post, it means that I went ahead and drove alone to The Fort Bonifacio Global City. Thank God, there's no heavy traffic along EDSA. I reached the venue in less than an hour... whew!

 Arousing Watermelon and Refreshing Apple Body Mists 250ml PhP 499.95

I arrived 30 minutes earlier than the specified time on the invite but Emily, Brand Manager of Benetton Fragrances, was already there at Early Bird Breakfast Club. She gave a brief description about the 12 new variants of UCB Body Mists and how they were conceptualized.

Find out which two variants are my favorite after the break...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

FOTD: FairyDrops Candy Bar BB Cream + ProStyle Fuwarie

I love Japanese BB Cream as compared to Korean BB Cream because it offers full coverage and well, it suits my skin type. When I went to Korea in 2011, I bought a lot of BB Creams from different brands but I was not able to review any because some offer only light to medium coverage while I find the others, too cakey.

Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream  in Light Ochre 35 g PhP 1,550 (JPY 2,730)

For quite some time now, I have been sticking with Kanebo Kate Mineral BB Gel Cream because I have not found any other brand that suits my skin tone. In fact, I even bought another tube when I went to Japan early this year.

Anyway, when Cheryl of Beautybox Corp. sent me a squeezable tube of Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream the other day, I can't wait to give it a try. Maybe this time, I will have an alternative to my favorite brand. Did I tell you that it's made in Japan?

Read after break for my verdict....

Friday, January 25, 2013

Discover Kinosaki: Onsen, Ryokan and More!

Day 4

December 31, 2012

Kinosaki, Japan

When visiting Japan, a side trip to Kinosaki-Onsen is a must! I anticipated that we will be needing a break from our 8-day vacation so I scheduled our visit on our 4th day.

Kinosaki-Onsen* is the biggest hot spring resort in Hyogo. It is a 3-hour train ride to total bliss. We boarded the 9:04 am Limited Express Kounotori train from Shin-Osaka to Kinosaki-Onsen. We arrived as scheduled (11:51am). Unfortunately, we were not allowed to check-in at Shinonomesou until 2 in the afternoon.

Jizou Yu Onsen is one of the seven sotoyu

Kinosaki-Onsen is a place which has seven sotoyu*, a hot spring water drinking spot and a foot bath facility. If you check-in with one of the ryokan*, a tour of the seven sotoyu is already included with your board and lodging fee. Wearing the traditional yukata* and geta*, you can go around this quaint town to enjoy the indoor and outdoor public baths. 

*Onsen means hot spring
*Sotoyu is a public hot spring bath facilities
*Ryokan is a traditional Japanese style inn
*Yukata is a casual cotton kimono
*Geta is a traditional wooden Japanese footwear like clogs

Read more after the break....


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini On Sale February 2, 2013!

January 23, 2013

Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini: Minimum in Size, Maximum Features
URBN Bar and Restaurant
Fort Strip,
Bonifacio Global City

Last night, together with select few media personalities, I witnessed the launching of Samsung's newest mobile phone - Samsung SIII Mini. It is smaller than Samsung Galaxy S III but it is packed with the same intelligent features and of course, as with any other Galaxy phones, it is "designed for humans."

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini retails for PhP 14,990

Take a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini feature:

  • 4-inch, Super AMOLED touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Android OS Jelly Bean
  • Dual-core 1 GHZ NovaThor U8420 processor (MALI-400GPU)
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 8 GB Storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • Smart Stay
  • Pop Up Play
  • Smart Alert
  • Direct Call

I am not done yet, for the good news, read after the break....

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Special Edition Trollbeads Luck & Joy Starter Bracelet


January 21, 2013

Trollbeads
2/F Robinsons Magnolia
Aurora Blvd. cor Dona Hemady,
New Manila, Quezon City
9613383

I passed by Trollbeads boutique in Robinsons Magnolia many times but it was only last Sunday when I was able to enter the store. I was amazed at the display inside. Imagine, a crown ring with a dust of shimmering gold, calling for my attention a la Confessions of a Shopaholic hahaha Of course, I also took notice of the different Trollbeads available.

I was able to inquire about the brand, where it came from and what it's made of. One of the SAs patiently discussed the brand with me. Trollbeads' "bead on bracelet" concept definitely piqued my curiosity but that day, I went home empty-handed.

 Special Edition Trollbeads Luck and Joy Starter Bracelet (TB50540) PhP 8280 5,395

The next morning, I searched online and found out that Trollbeads originated in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1976- the year I was born! The first bead made was a small, silver bead decorated with 6 faces that, well, look like a troll hence the name Trollbeads.

In 2002, the first glass bead was made, like the one shown in the photo above. I was totally in awe while watching the video on how a piece of glass bead was made so I made a decision to buy one for myself ; p

Take a closer look at what I have bought right after the break..

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Beauty Review: Celeteque Brightening Radiance Body Cream + Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I received a bottle of Radiance Body Cream with MultiBright Complex and SPF 15 from Celeteque DermoScience. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I love body lotions. In fact, I have several brands right now (this one included ; p) that I alternately use depending on my mood ; )

  Celeteque DermoScience Radiance Body Cream with MultiBright Complex and SPF 15 200 ml 
PhP 270

What I love about the product:

  • Sheer finish
  • Absorbs easily by the skin
  • Non-greasy
  • SPF 15- Titanium Dioxide, check!
  • Does not leave white streaks

What I don't like about the product:

  • Lightly-scented
  • Not so rich and creamy

To know more about the product and to enter the giveaway, read more after the break...

Monday, January 21, 2013

MrsMartinez's January Beauty Must-Have!

Hello! Happy Monday everyone!

Starting this month and every month thereafter, I will feature beauty products that I love to use. Some of the products were bought during my trips abroad. Although some of the products highlighted are given to me by companies and PR Agencies, rest assured that these have my stamp of approval.

(clockwise from left) pureDKNY A Drop of Verbena, Pevonia Your Skincare Solution for Sensitive Skin, Kate Mineral UV Gel Base, Kate Mineral BB Gel Cream, Physiogel Hypoallergenic Cream, Pond's Perfect Care Cold Cream, Cynos Morocco Argan Oil, Integrate by Shiseido Rich & Smooth Eyeliner, Dove Beauty Cream Bar, Charm Essentials Angled Kabuki Buffer Brush and  Shiseido Camellia Compact

I have sensitive skin and because of that I have carefully chosen this first batch of beauty products. Each product has passed my sensitive skin test meaning I didn't get rashes or red patches while using it. 

To know more about the products and why I love them, click read more....

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Father-Daughter Bonding at Masuki SM Megamall

January 11, 2013

Masuki
Lower Ground Floor
Bldg. B, SM Megamall
EDSA
9945735

Once in awhile, my dad and I go out on a father-daughter bonding session. One of the things we love doing together is eating. We were in SM Megamall the other week when we chanced upon his favorite restaurant when he was a kid- Masuki.

 Original Mami Special PhP 120

He wanted to try it out not just to reminisce the old days but to let me experience what he ate when he was younger.

Original Mami Special has chicken and pork topping. Unlike in the photo on the menu, the chicken and pork can't be easily distinguished in our bowl of Original Mami Special.

Find out what else we ordered after the break...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mitsui Outlet Park Marine Pia Kobe, Kazamidori Cheese Cake & Toraku Pudding

Day 3

December 30, 2012

Mitsui Outlet Park 
Marine Pia Kobe
12-2 Kaigan Dori,
Taruni-ku,
Kobe, Hyogo-Prefecture
078-709-4466

Operating Hours: 10am to 8pm

I can't get enough of Kobe. Aside from Kobe Beef, there are a lot of things to do, places to visit and food to try. There are a lot of things we crossed out in my itinerary due to bad weather. I will definitely be back during summer time.

 Mitsui Outlet Park

From Tarumi Station, we walked towards Mitsui Outlet Park. It was a long walk. I was tired and at the same time excited to see what's in store for us ; )

Are you ready? Read more after the break...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Discover Kobe: Steak Land for the Best Kobe Beef!


Day 3

December 30, 2012

Kobe Beef Steak Land (Suteki-rando)
about two blocks away from Hankyu Sannomiya Station
078-3321653

Did you know that Kobe Beef is sold only within Japan? Yes, it's true. I have seen labels like "For Domestic Consumption ONLY" attached to Kobe beef.

Anyway, when our Japan trip was still in the planning stage, I insisted that we should eat Kobe beef while in Kobe or don't go there at all ; p
Kobe Beef Steak Lunch 150g JPY 2,980 (PhP 1,490) per pax

I ate all 10 cubes, you don't want to waste any of these mouth-watering, juicy Kobe beef, do you? To sum it all up, it's Y-U-M-M-Y!

This set includes salad, miso soup, rice, pickles, grilled vegetables and coffee (served after). This lunch set is available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Read more after the break...


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Discover Kobe: Weathercock House (Kazamidori-no-Yakata)


Day 3

December 30, 2012

Weathercock House (Kazamidori-no-Yakata)
3-13-3 Kitano-cho, Chuoh-ku,
Kobe
08-2423223

Operating Hours: 9 am to 6 pm

Close: first Tuesday of February and June

Entrance Fee: JPY 500 450 (PhP 225)*

*Kobe Welcome Coupon - given at the Information Center in Shin-Kobe Station

Aside from Kobe Beef, one of the main tourist attractions of Shin-Kobe is its city district, Kitano-cho. Visiting the area was a part of our itinerary, hmm, the only one that DH and I were able to do. We decided not to do the rest as planned due to the rainy weather ; (

Weathercock House was built in 1909

When we got off the station, we asked the girl at the Information which among the numerous foreign or western style residences known as Ijinkan is worth looking into. She suggested Kazamidori-no-Yakata also known as Weathercock House.

The Former Thomas Residence
Designated a National Important Cultural Asset on January 21, 1978

This residence, known as Kazamidori-no-Yakata (The Weathercock Mansion) was built in 1909 by Mr. Godfried  Thomas, a German trader, as his personal residence.

The house's brick exterior makes it unique amongst the remaining Ijinkan residences in the Kitano-Yamate district. With its vivid brick color and the front porch's stone masonry, the house exudes a stately atmosphere.

The metal rooster does more than indicate the wind direction, it also ward off evil spirits, and promotes Christian doctrine with its advocacy of caution and respect of nature. 

The interior design is an attractive fusion of the traditional German style and Art Nouveau of the late 19th to early 20th century. 

For the rest of the Ijinkan, she told us that taking photos of the facade is allowed and that's what we did ; p Although there are packages available---> visit 9 houses for JPY 3,500 (PhP1,750), we can't go inside all the houses because it's time-consuming. Plus, I don't want to bore you with too much architecture ; p

Curious what's inside the house? Then read after the break....

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lampe Berger Paris Home Fragrance

I got my Lampe Berger lamp kit as a wedding present.  I seldom use it until recently when my cousin gifted me with Chant de Lavande, a home fragrance for Lampe Berger (Parfum De Maison Pour Lampe Berger). I fell in love with its scent. Now, I see to it that I operate it every time I am inside my room. It's soothing and at the same time, relaxing.

Lampe Berger round, blue glass (gold top)

Benefits of Lampe Berger:

  • Cleanses and purifies the air
  • Destroys odours
  • Long-lasting fragrance

 The first Lampe Berger lamp was created in 1898 by Maurice Berger, a pharmacy dispenser, to purify the air in hospital wards. Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso were the first "well-known people" to appreciate it.

Operating Lampe Berger for the first time? Please read after the break...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix


January 10, 2013

Launching of McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix
The Cookery Place
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

I became a chef for a night at the launching of McCormick Korean Fried Chicken. The event was held in one of the cooking schools at The Fort called The Cookery Place.

McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Soy Garlic

To be honest, this is the first time that I came to know McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix. This event is a good opportunity for me because I want to try something new for a change. Instead of just plain fried chicken, I can now cook 4 varieties of Korean fried chicken. One more thing, little did I know that we were going to cook our own dinner that night. Exciting, yeah?

During the event, all the bloggers were provided with a black apron embossed with McCormick logo. Of course, I want to share with you how to cook your very own Korean fried chicken in 4 easy step. With McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix, it's so easy! Please read after the break....

Discover Kobe: Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Shin-Kobe


Day 3

December 30, 2012

Kobe (DIY Tour)

Japan Railways (JR)-West Rail Kansai Wide Wide Area Pass is the best way to get around Japan. With our passes, we were able to board Japan's Bullet Train called Shinkansen to Shin-Kobe. Passes are sold for only JPY 7,000 (PhP3,500) per person and is good for four days. You can reserve your pass here.

 Shinkansen and I

Running at speed of up to 300 km/h, the Shinkansen is known for punctuality (departs on time to the second), comfort (silent cars with spacious, always forward facing seats), safety (no fatal accidents in its history) and efficiency - SOURCE

I have listed a lot of Things-To-Do but unfortunately, it was raining that day in Kobe. We were not able to visit Kobe Harborland. We were not able to ride Shin Kobe Ropeway or even take Fantasy Kobe Sea Bus (cruise). 

Anyway, let me take you to the Shinkansen Station first, read more about it after the break...

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Beautiful Affair's La Promesse Bracelet from Karat World


A Beautiful Affair
9 pm  weeknights on ABS-CBN

Starring:

John Llyod Cruz
Bea Alonzo

How many of you are watching the ongoing prime time teleserye, A Beautiful Affair? Can you remember that elegant piece of jewelry that plays an integral role in the new drama that serves both as part of a plot and a symbol true love?

La Promesse (The Lockheart Bracelet) PhP 2,500

Well, I have great news for you ; )  La Promesse (The Lockheart Bracelet) is now available in all Karat World Stores nationwide.

To view La Promesse up close, read after the break....

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shin-Osaka Station: Juicer Bar & Gourmet Street (Ajino Kouji)

Day 2

December 29, 2012

Shin-Osaka Station

After touring Kyoto, we boarded the train (JR Kyoto Line for Osaka/Sannomiya) back to Shin-Osaka Station. It's a 30-minute train ride. It was already 8pm when we finally reached our destination and we were hungry. Right after we exit, we discovered that there is an underground street full of restaurants. It is aptly called Gourmet Street.

Gindara Bento Meal JPY 1,360

After scouring through the restaurants one by one, we went back to a restaurant that we found at the back. It does not have an English name so I will just post a photo of the restaurant after the break.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Secrets of the Sea By Chi The Spa at Edsa Shangri-la

January 9, 2013

Secrets of the Sea
Chi The Spa
Edsa Shangri-la Manila
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center,
Mandaluyong City
6338888 

Opens 9am to 12mn 

I woke up at 4 am today and I could not sleep anymore because I scheduled several activities this morning like yoga at 6:30 am then a pampering treatment at 9:30 am. Isn't that exciting?!

 Sanctuary at Chi, The Spa

Last Monday, I booked an appointment with Chi The Spa in Edsa Shangri-la for Secrets of the Sea treatment. I badly need a spa pampering treatment after my 8-day vacation in Japan and I got what I wanted ; )

Are you curious what Chi, The Spa looks like? Read after the break...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Discover Kyoto: Nishiki Market, Takoyaki & Kyoto Station


Day 2

Night

December 29, 2012

Kyoto (DIY Tour)

I did not know that touring Kyoto in one day is not enough especially if you are doing everything on your own (without a tour package, that is). There are just too many things to see and places to visit. I did not even think that I would end up writing three entries about Kyoto ; p Heck, Nishiki Market alone deserves one whole entry.

When you take a peek into my itinerary, visiting Nara was scheduled on the same day since the distance from Kyoto to Nara is just short. We ended up not visiting Nara altogether, but we are definitely going to visit it when we go back to Japan.

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is the "Kitchen of Kyoto" lined with over 100 shops selling different kinds of ingredients. It is teh best place to get a taste of the flavor of Kyoto!

Our last stop in Kyoto is Nishiki Market. We spent an hour oohing and aahing at the amazing food ingredients plus many others that the merchants sell.

To find out more, you can read after the break. It will be loaded with lots of photos, I promise...

Discover Kyoto: Geisha in Gion, Yasakajinja & Tokei-ji Temple

Day 2 

Afternoon

December 29, 2012

Kyoto (DIY Tour)

After eating a vegetarian lunch over at Yudofuya Restaurant, we hopped on the bus using our Kyoto City Bus One-day pass to Gion.

Gion is an entertainment district lined with buildings exhibiting a more traditional, Kyoto-esque style of architecture. You can sometimes see a geisha walking through at night.

Izumo no Okuni

In 1603, Izumo no Okuni presented her Kabuki Odori (Kabuki Dance) here on the Shijo Gawara the dry riverbed along side the Kamogawa River near Shijo. At a time when Kyoto was in disarray after the Battle of Sekigahara, Okuni's performances dressed in flamboyant men's costumes delighted and caught the imagination of the people, receiving tremendous acclaim.

Okuni is considered to  be the founder of kabuki, but her birthplace is unknown. She was a miko (shrinemaiden) at Izumo Taisha Shrine in Shimane who brought her troupe of performers to Kyoto to solicit contributions. Here in Kyoto, she first gained fame for her shows in the Noh stage at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then toured around amid growing popularity. 

Later, in the beginning of the Edo period, onna kabuki (kabuki played by women) was banned as a corrupting influence on social morals. Me took over, even playing the female roles (onna-gata), and the resulting shows developed into the kabuki of today.

More Kyoto photos after the break...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Discover Kyoto: Kyoto Tower & Ryoanji Temple

Day 2

Morning

December 29, 2012

Kyoto (DIY Tour)

For our Japan trip, I was in charge of the itinerary. A few days before we left, I was cramming as usual. It was a good thing I found a very helpful Japanese website written in English and finished the itinerary in no time.

 Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower is included in our itinerary. Sadly, when we decided to enter the observation deck that night, it was closed due to the renovation of its elevators until April 2013.

It is the first thing you see when you get out of Kyoto Station. For visitor's who wish to save on Kyoto Tower's viewing deck admission, you can print out an online coupon here. Instead of paying JPY770 (PhP385), you pay only JPY 700 (PHP 350) with the coupon.

Hours of Operation:

9:00 to 21:00 (last entry 20:40)

Places we visited right after the break...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Unboxing: Canon EOS M + Price

January 3, 2013

Day 7

Yodobashi-Umeda
Umeda Station
Osaka, Japan

I'm so excited I could not wait until Day 7 (the day I bought my camera ; p) to share with you my newest baby, Canon EOS M.

 Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M JPY 10,800 (PhP 5,400)

Mount Adapter EF-EOS M feature:

  • Allow Canon EF and EF-S lenses to be mounted on the Canon EOS M digital camera
  • Fully compatible with all lens functions including image stabilization and auto-focus
  • Detachable tripos adapter provides support for longer Canon lenses

To view what's inside the box of Canon EOS M, read after the break...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kyo-Chabana & Our First Night in Osaka

December 28, 2012

Day 1

Kyo-Chabana
2nd floor Shin-Osaka Station
Osaka, Japan
06-6152-8751

Hello peeps! I just got back yesterday from my vacation in Osaka, Japan. I was tired from all the walking we did in and around Osaka but we had fun during our 8-day stay.

 Kyo-Chabana facade

We arrived at around seven in the evening. From the airport, we bought 2 Kansai Wide Area Passes then rode Kansai-airport Express Haruka to Shin-Osaka station. After checking in Remm Shin-Osaka, the only decent restaurant that was still open at 10:30 in the evening (last order) aside from McDonald's was Kyo-Chabana. Little did we know that Kyo-Chabana is famous in Kyoto and Osaka for its okonomiyaki. The restaurant is located one floor down from where we stayed.

Find out what we ordered after the break...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Greeting from MrsMartinez

Just a quick post before I go to sleep. Don't ever think that I am neglecting my blog and you, my dear readers.

 Happy New Year!

This was taken yesterday in Kinosaki, Japan. It started to snow when we got there. I will tell you more about the place when I get back in Manila this week ; )

Happy New Year!

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