Food Trip @ Halo Cafe

Hunyo 6, 2008

Barkadas have another choice for an eat-out gimik: Halo Café. It is named so because of the kind of food they serve – light and healthy. This cozy little place is located at the Cubao Expo in Araneta Center. Here, diners can enjoy vegan dishes like the veggie burger and veggie burger steak, veggie medley lettuce wraps, and eggplant & cheese wholewheat tortilla. Halo also offers pasta dishes, so if you’re adventurous enough, you may want to try the spaghetti with malunggay pesto. They do not serve red meat; only chicken and tuna. Their line up of beverages are must-try. There’s the bohol coffee, bohol tsokolate, wheatgrass cold tea and Halo’s house specialty the tarragon tea.

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A Night of Food & Culture

Mayo 6, 2008

Last week’s night out is the closest thing I could think of of a summer getaway. It’s already the month of May and I haven’t been to any resort (beach, pool or spring). I went to the beach too early (February). 😀 My time—or should I say, mine and my officemates’ time—is occupied by the routine at work. Maybe all of us were too busy to notice that summer is slipping away, fast and unnoticed, and the thought of some summer adventure only occurred to us in passing. Haay…

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Avilon, the Second Time Around

Abril 6, 2008

The first time I visited Avilon Zoo a couple of years back, I really loved the experience!

Welcome to Avilon Zoo

Yesterday (April 5), together with some friends from work, I spent a whole day at Avilon Zoo for the second time, and boy, I had a wonderful time! As they say, the second time is always sweeter, well in this case, much, much better than the first since a lot of improvement had been done by the administration of the zoological park (and still doing more until now, kudos to them).

Unlike my first visit, our small group didn’t hire a tour guide. Since I’ve been there before, maybe I’ll just be the tour guide (minus the explanation about the animals, of course! 😀 ). Avilon Zoo is a seven hectare park and it’s fun to get lost at such a big place when you’re with carefree, good-tempered people. Nobody complained about all the walking, the heat or to those who arrived a little late. All of us just had fun! And I’d like to share just how much fun we had.

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Adarna: More Than a Mystical Bird

Marso 23, 2008

I am not referring to the publishing house. 😀

Recently, I discovered a restaurant along Kalayaan Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City that serves delicious authentic Filipino dishes. Diners can take their pick of favorite dishes from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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I@sharing my discoveries

Marso 22, 2008

I’m excited! I joined Sony Ericsson’s photo contest — TOPSHOT — and six of the photos I submitted have been accepted!

Sony Ericsson allows you to share your best shots of the Philippines with the rest of the world through this contest. Show off what you’re proud about our country. All you need to do is take snaps with your Cyber-shot phone and submit the pictures here.Sony Ericsson is giving away really cool and exciting prizes. Check them out here.

Honestly speaking, there are a lot of good photos there. You can flip through the TOPSHOT gallery and you will be amazed. I’m personally thankful that camera phones were invented. They’re handy when there are moments worth capturing and you’re not carrying your SLR or digital camera. 😀

These are my entries:

What do you think? Do I have a chance? 😀


Pahabol – A Post-Holiday Entry

Enero 9, 2008
I never got around to posting any holiday entry last month, so I’m doing it now. Better late than never `di ba? 😀
The Holiday Season, straight from my cellphone’s camera:
Side stories:
A: Christmas tree at the reception area of our office-the very first Christmas picture I took last year (around November).
B: By the elevators at the lobby of our office building. Took this picture while waiting for my other officemates to come down.
C: A kiosk that sells Christmas lanterns from Pampanga.
D: The other side of the kiosk.

E: Hanging Christmas wreaths at a mall, which I pass by everyday on weekdays. View from the ground floor.

F: “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” Electronic-operated decors that give snow effect on (artificial) Christmas trees.

G: View from the top. See the giant golden snowflakes?

H: 2007’s giant Christmas tree in Cubao (Araneta Center). That’s how it looks at daytime.

I: Well-lit giant Christmas tree at night. Took the picture while stuck in traffic. D

J: GMA Network’s Christmas tree. Again, a shot taken from the window of a vehicle. The diver had to stop in Kamuning–at the MMDA office (figure out why he, the driver, had to do that. Hehehe)

K: My nephew, hugging a Php2, 500-worth giant balloon Santa.

L: Christmas wreath on our door. Thanks to the sales clerk who helped us put it together!

M: Our humble tree, which perfectly fit the corner of our little house.

N: New Year’s Eve; fireworks starting to light up the streets in our neighborhood.

O: Another New Year’s Eve snap.

P: New Year won’t be complete without fireworks ablaze in the sky.

I hope you had a joyful Christmas and may this year be good to us all. Cheers!


First Smoke

Nobyembre 5, 2007

 

I have lived in Tiwi, Albay almost all my life but never have I woken to see the first smoke coming out from the geothermal power plant in our town. Not until this All Souls Day (02-XI-07). We stayed overnight at the memorial park on November 1 and during the mass the next day, there it was, from a distance, white smoke was slowly rising, then forming fluffy white clouds.

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