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date night: BHS, coffee, doughnuts

Because it’s either we’ve been too busy the past weekend or dog-tired after a work week, we skipped our usual Sunday date too many times (well, except for May 13). On my earlier post, I said that we have no plans about going out but any bustle outside would be much welcome. So, after Leoncio got “Alfred’s” new tires we drove to Boni High.

It’s been a while since we visited the place and we intentionally did it. You know how the place can get too crowded these days plus the fact that humans who frequent BHS tag along their four-legged bestfriend while shopping and dining here; I get jealous and poignant seeing them because I miss the many times we would bring Bea with us. She practically grew up visiting the green grounds of BHS. Read here.

Anyhow, Leoncio and I have come and despite the presence of canines everywhere I assume Bea couldn’t be happier where she is now and Tagaytay is now her favorite place to go.

Since it was nearly 6pm then, we decided to have snacks but ended with a very light dinner at a favorite coffee shop.

The frapuccino was perfect for the very humid weather. While Leoncio decided for corned beef pandesal, I had tuna.

Yes it’s me! Eating tuna spread now. The combination gave me a burp after, thank you Lord.

Thinking that it was too early to head home, we wander around BHS. Little did we know that the open place has expanded over the times we miss to visit? If you know Jamba Juice’s location, this is the area I am talking about.

In the heart of it was like a showground where you can hang out and people watch. And the water fountain was the main attraction.  Kids can’t get over it and grown-ups too.

I was attracted so many times with its changing colors, from green to blue to yellow to red. And asked Leoncio to give me a nice shot while the water seems to dance behind.

I don’t know how this part of BHS is called yet but I see myself visiting frequently again. Guess why? Yea, I would love to pay a quick visit soon as Cotton On opened its doors to the shopping public.

I’d love to join you Cotton On!

On our way back to the main grounds of BHS, we passed by R.O.X and Leoncio was itching to check out. We had a good time window shopping for footwear, hand carry bags and bikes. I was all the time wanting to buy something but get rid of the idea after considering the upcoming expenses this weekend. Sigh! I know I am going to get that pair soon.

You know how bold Leoncio can be at times, so he tried this walking challenge. He was able to cross the first try and never again.

Honey, it’s not a limbo rock. 🙂

After close to more than 10 attempts, he gave in.

On our way back to the parking area, I was humming about Krispy Kreme. Actually, we’re not big fans of this doughnut store but once in a while we’d love to try new things aside from the traditional. So, literally we didn’t get any of the old-style doughnuts. We decided to get half dozen of the assorted ones -P270.

This our box inclusion,

New York Cheesecake, my favorite amongst.

Caramel Kreme Crunch, Snickers Classic and White Chocolate Filled Doughnut with Kitkat

Oh, we miss out to order the Hershey’s flavored doughnut. 😦  Now, we have a justifiable reason to come back, di ba ney? 😛

We had a good time over the weekend, we break even between the bounteous of errands we have had and now we look to a brand new week. Have a bright one everyone! 🙂


Its official, his name is going to be “Alfred”!


Sunday lunch

Since it’s Sunday today and we have no plans in line yet, I had all the whole morning to concoct a healthy but tasty lunch.

Bangus Shanghai, forgive the poor quality of wrapping. I know it doesn’t look gorgeous, right? By the way, I used potato and carrots as extender to the fish meat. And I think the pieces I made will be enough to feed us the whole week. 😀

I paired our Bangus Shanghai with my very own version of Yasai (extreme in photo).

When time isn’t a constraint, home cooking would always be a hit to our tummies and to our pockets, don’t ya think so?

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon folks! 🙂


eggs for breakfast

The breakfast lover in me has a significant love affair with eggs. Yea, I mean it right because I can eat eggs almost every day –omelets please! I can eat it alone but the other day I was lucky to have pandesal and marmalade on the side.

I know it doesn’t sound healthy when I say eating it everyday but I’d like to share the 7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Eggs for Breakfast.

Read on <source:>

1. Egg keep you feeling full much longer than cereal or toast. The protein and fat in eggs helps sustain your energy levels, keeping you satisfied for longer and reducing the need for a mid morning snack.

2. Eggs assist weight loss. This is a follow on benefit from keeping you satiated. Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast are more likely to lose weight than those who ate bagels.

3. Eggs are a great source of protein. Whole eggs are one of the most complete sources of protein, meaning eggs contain all the essential amino acids which we must get from our diets.

4. Eggs tend to be relatively inexpensive. Compared to other high protein foods such as red meat, even free range eggs are more budget friendly.

5. Eggs aren’t going to make your cholesterol worse. While it’s true that eggs do contain a significant amount of cholesterol, the old formula of the cholesterol you eat impacting on your blood cholesterol levels, has been disproven. So there’s no need to worry about eating eggs increasing your risk for heart disease.

6. Eggs help with brain development and memory. Choline, an essential nutrient found in eggs, stimulates brain development and function. It has also been linked with increasing memory retention and recall as well as improving alertness.

7. Eggs protect your eyesight. Two antioxidants, leutin and zeaxanthin, are present in eggs and have been linked to protecting eyes from damage related to UV exposure. They have also been associated with reducing the likelihood of developing cataracts in old age.

Now, how do you like your eggs?


i got a li’l bored

And so I got this. Sorry for the splurge, this will be the last –for the second quarter. 😀

H & M Blue Tasche Bucket Bag US$49


uncovering a historical landmark

I am not so good in history and I hated the same way back in high school, probably it’s because it demands too many things to memorize –names, places, dates and so on and so forth.  But despite my aversion to the subject matter I love history in form of historical places. And I feel enchantment every time we would visit one.

To account I’ve been to countless cities and towns and every place has its own narrative. And I somehow felt guilty that while my trips continue to cultivate I have forgotten what my hometown has to offer. I failed to notice its beauty and its part in Philippine history.

At one time of our visit, we had the chance to pass by a historical landmark in a rustic barangay, bounding the town of Indang and Amadeo. Limbon had been my summer place during my growing up years. Remember my post here about the farmhouse, if you care to know it’s sited at this small barangay. But because I’m more than amused to play around the farm and dipped at the rivulet, I never had the chance to dig up more of the road. Anyway, at long last, I am no longer an outsider to my hometown.

Right after visiting my Nanay’s relative in Amadeo we made a stopover at this shrine, which happen to be Bonifacio’s Shrine –different from the one that is well-known in Maragondon, Cavite. I felt sad that this monument in Limbon do not exist to many. Actually, once you stepped in there’s a lonesome feel. I don’t know but probably because it seems Andres Bonifacio was like an outcast of the olden times. And the surroundings make it even remote-like.

Andres Bonifacio and his mighty bolo.

Anyhow, glad that there’s a historical tablet (explanatory marker) that briefly give details on what had happened on this site. Now, I think I need to visit more of Cavite’s historical places this time. 🙂



Bonifacio’s Shrine
Limbon, Indang, Cavite


weekday meals (may 21-25)

It’s been another week of fish and veggie for me, thank God I am surviving this challenge. 🙂


Patola (Ridge Gourd) with misua (flour noodles)


Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel) cooked like Tinola (ginger stew) with sayote and bokchoy


Talakitok (Bigeye Trevally) with buttered garlic mushrooms


Adobong Sitaw (Yardlong Bean)


Wednesday was a big cheat day, the husband treated me to some creamy pasta 😛