Sunday, March 24, 2013

Foodie Weekend! Kimpura + Early Bird Breakfast Club

Hiya! How was your weekend? Me, as usual, food overload! :)

Last Friday, Mr.Panda and I decided to have our fridate at good ol'  Kimpura :) The resto was crowded and we ended up sitting at the sushi bar. Another couple was seated at the sushi bar (e 5 seater lang yun) para tuloy kami nag double date haha :)

Mr. Panda's Dragon Roll

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Amorita's Saffron!

Mr. Panoramic and I decided to have all our meals (except for the Loboc River) at Saffron Restaurant :)

First Quick Lunch: Sinigang na Lechon Kawali (plus 2 plain rice, we only paid around 480-500)

Second Lunch: Room Service! Pork with bagoong and Calamares the best calamares I had! :) plus two plain rice, we only paid around P800.00

Romantic Dinner with the cliff view :)



We paid around P1,200 with two plain rice, beer and fresh mango shake  :)

Amorita 2013! Mini-Moon 1! :)

Mr. Panda and I decided that we will have a series of mini-honeymoons, instead of splurging in one trip alone. For our first mini-moon, we decided to go to Bohol...actually not really Bohol, but Amorita specifically. Topnotcher at tripadvisor, and it seems perfect for both of us. Mr. Panda is a beachlover and I'm a bedlover haha. Amorita boast of front beach location and hotel-standards amenities! We got the grand villa with the plunge pool :) :) And when we got inside our villa, right then and there we found our peg for our dreamhome!

Since our flight is cebu-mnl via PAL (bec of the scarcity of tagbilaran flights) we took the first morning flight to cebu to catch up the morning ferry shuttle to tagbilaran. We arrived at Mactan Aiport at 7am and took a cab (paid around P120.00) to go to the port of OceanJet  to buy the businessclass tickets for the 9:30 trip. Then we took a cab (paid around P50.00) again to the nearest Jollibee for breakfast bec there are no decent place to eat near the port. We stayed at Jollibee for 1.5 hrs then took a cab back to the port :)

Upon arriving at the Tagbilaran Port, the driver from Amorita is waving its welcome sign :) a new altis took us to the resort. The trip from Tagbilaran port to Amorita is around 1.5 hrs.

We took a quick lunch at Saffron Restaurant bec our tourguide for the countryside tour is 20mins away already. haha :) We got Kuya Rj from the referrals of GTalkers :)

This is our view while eating lunch :)

Chocolate Hills, when I was younger, akala ko totoo ang chocolate hills, totoong chocolate na pwede ko gamitan ng spoon and kakain ako ng chocolate haha :)

My kuya's bestfriend asked me to buy her the House of Ube pastillas, we were very happy na nagpabili sya! the pastillas are super yummy!!!!! :)

Man-made forest :) Sana lahat ng provinces meron nito :)

We got back at our hotel past 9pm, the Amorita staffs brought our bags to the villa already.

So sweet of Amorita!  

The outdoor bathroom :)

Yummy treats from Amorita!

Sweet treat for the Honeymooners! :)

I stayed at suites before even 2 bedroom suites from fivestar hotels in Makati, and walang ganito! haha :) so happy with the free contents of the minibar!

My favorite sola iced tea and chuckie!

View from our bed :) :) :)

Amorita is very sensitive to their guests needs :)

Saffron Breakfast Buffet :)

Ikea stuff for the kiddie guests! :)

First buffet breakfast (we failed to get the picture of the 2nd bec we ate agad haha)

View while having breakfast

 Amorita from the beach :)

Tips for first timers :)

1. Research, research and research :) especially the hotel location, marami ako nakita hotels while we were in the car na malayo sa beach but ang claim nila malapit lang sila (when i checked their websites before) hindi siya tulad ng Boracay, na even if nasa patio pacific there's an easy access to the beachfront :)

2. The cheapest place to buy Peanut Butter Kisses is at the Python's tourist spot, 140 for 16 pcs :)

3. Romantic ang loboc river sa gabi pero hindi sya ganun ka-saya compared to lunch. And medyo creepy din sya haha.

4. Please turn off the flash when you took pictures of the tarsier, nag suicide sila once na-stress sila, and the camera flash is stressing them.

5. Respect the historical spots, when we were waiting our turn for the picture taking at the blood compact site, some tourists are hugging the statues.......

6. Try the homemade ice-cream sa python's, promise masarap siya :)

7. If you're staying at Amorita, enjoy the hotel. If nasa villa kayo, try to have room service for lunch :)

8. Cebu: Buy shamrock, sa shamrock office. One box is 410.00 only, sa ibang stores 480.00 and up. Ayala mall is the best place to do quick shopping for me. Across the Ayala mall, there's the island pasalubong store, just ask the guards saan yung terminal ng jeeps and vans, ung malapit sa island pasalubong store. You just need to cross the street tapos andun the yung island pasalubong store, its a one-stop store for pasalubongs :) The mall entrance from the island pasalubing store, meron dun mga stalls ng accessories,keychains 6 for 100 and guitars. The small guitars for kids are 2 for 250pesos. The guitars for beginners are P1,100 last price is P900 but walang case. We went inside the gaisano department store and got a beginners guitar (slightly bigger dun sa stalls) for P950.00 but with case na! and mas maraming colors sa department store. We bought the pink one for our neice. :)

9. Mactan Airport: Dinner at zebuchon, lechon toppings. Super sarap! :) don't forget to buy their chicharon too! :)

10. Enjoy your trip and don't forget to wear anti-mosquito patches for the bohol countryside tour! :)  

Monday, March 4, 2013

S & R Sale! early great finds!

If you're my close friend, you are totally aware S&R is my happy place! For 2 years, s&r is right across my former work building, pag stress ako sa work. I'll go to S&R during lunch break and pagbalik ko sa office. Bring it on! na ang theme ng energy level ko haha. Nowadays, s&r is my view from my living room, and dahil stalker nila ako minsan tinginan ko kung maraming tao, or maraming cars nakapark sa 2nd floor parking (kasi ayoko sila malugi at malulungkot talaga ako pag nag close sila haha) their summer big sale which means the mega pila and agawan sa pushcart and merchandise is on March 13-17, but they already have few items on sale already :)
1. Hindi po ito nakasale, i just want to share it to you esp sa mommies! :) ang ganda talaga nito, and super perfect siya for summer! if meron lang may bday na kiddo ako kakilala eto na talaga ang perfet gift :) ;) Price:around P2,800

2. Kitchen Aid DishRack save P500

3. Playhouse with fences pa! ang cute P5,999.95 save P1500

4. BOGO Cotton Pads at P149.95

5. Lifetime round table P8,999 Save P3,000

6. BOGO Rectangular foldables P3,499

7. Buffet or conference table P3,199 Save P800 and BOGO single foldable table P1,199 (perfect for condos and when you go to parks)

8. Towel Sale!

9. Cereal Sale!


10. Planters Dry Roasted Peanut Unsalted P129.95 Save P50


11. Ice Cream Sale! Blue Bunny Mint with Chocolate Chip (pail -type container) is only P399, usual price is P599. Haagen_Dazs is P100 -P150 price off :)

12. Mommies! look meron pa free gc for every 1000 as long as you buy pampers stages small

13. Mr. Panda loves this soya milk!
14. Coffee Sale!

15. Lysol! Will go back and get these 4-packs. My papa and I share an addiction for cleaning tools

16. M&M cookies (box of 30 packs) P499.95 Save P150

 17. Rubbermaid coolers for your cars and for the kids too

18. Cuisinart set of Knives

19. Big Listerine Bottles Save P150

20. Keep your scalp healthy! :) Sale at P 250 Save P150
I will post more sale items this week :) :) :)