Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Brothers Burger in BTC!

Hubbydoo and I went to Brothers Burger in Banilad after checking out some accessories at the iStore. We were so hungry then, and wanted big, flame-broiled burgers (for the hundredth time). There wasn't any Flame It branches anywhere near so we decided to check it out.

The place was small, and nobody was inside. I thought, what the heck! They have flame-grilled burgers, and I want to try what their burgers taste like.

Daddy had Brothers Burger with cheese. I had one of their gourmet sandwiches: Brothers Cheese Steak. As you can see, they're really huge, and they taste really great! What's unique about them, is that they serve their burgers and sandwiches in oatmeal buns. They're really soft and it goes great with the meat! So much better than the regular burger bun!

Oh, and the staff is really good at recommending which burger or sandwich to order if you aren't sure what to get. They really know their products which is a big plus.

The price though, wasn't pocket-friendly because to me, Brothers Burger is a fast food joint, and their stuff can be found in Flame It, Big City, or Burger Joint but the price is like double! Their brothers burger with Cheese costs P130, and the Cheese Steak was P160! So that's P290 already for only two burgers and no drinks.

And it doesn't end there. After eating all of it, we weren't really full yet so we went to Dimsum Break which was just on the other side, and ordered some Chinese food. It was delicious! We had Oriental Nido soup, steamed rice, 3 kinds of siomai, buchi, Sweet and sour pork, egg pie, and some drinks and it only came up to P160. I mean, how cool is that?

So anyway, back to Brothers Burger...here's the description of the chow we ordered:

sauteed strips of beef, onions and mushroom with garlic cream cheese

flame-broiled pure beef with lettuce, tomatoes, catsup, mayo and cheese

Skydreamer Eats: Skeets' Sisig!

I am so lucky. My husband cooks. And he doesn't just cook, I mean he definitely can whip up a delicious meal. If there's something new that he wants to cook, all he does is look for the perfect recipe, and voila! He gets it right! He's gifted that way. I envy him.

Let me give you an example...or several...

First: I love Don Henrico's chicken ala buffalo. So, he looked for the recipe (I can't tell you where, though and who he got it from) and cooked some for me! Everyone was begging for an encore! It was delicious, it was amazing! And it was the first time he tried it!

Another: he loves spaghetti. Bolognese spaghetti. So, he bought some ingredients and cooked one of the best spaghetti I've ever tasted.

Last, he wanted to cook sinigang for me. He didn't know how to prepare it, but he knew the ingredients. He went to the market, bought the stuff, and created magic!

He's unbelievable!

So anyway, this entry is all about his sisig. He prepared some last Sunday, and this is the end product. It was beyond amazing! Pictures don't lie, so here goes:

I could not ask for more.

Beyond amazing.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spotted: OLBO Rocked at the Outpost!

Saturday night after dinner at Roma Mia, we headed down to one of the local hangouts that feature Cebu bands -- their event that night was "When Southern Belles Toll" (women in rock represent Cebu!) -- and one of the bands featured was OLBO (Outer Lid Break Off).

This band has great tracks, and they play great music. They're all good looking, cute, and they look like a group of punk college princes with a princess -- but when they start jamming, they rock!

The group is composed of 5 members: Gaz (lead guitars), Janry (guitars), Klaus (drums), Mar (bass), and Gryz (vocals). You can mostly catch them at the following venues: 14zerobar in Raintree Mall, Handuraw, and The Outpost.

Check out some pictures of the band...But first, let me explain something:

If you have noticed (or not yet), I have taken more pictures of the bassist -- that's coz he's my cousin. I think he's my dad's favorite nephew, but that's just me. I'm not really sure.

I also recorded some of the songs that they played, and did some basic editing. I'll post it next time so you can see them (I haven't finished my editing - hehe). They could be the next big thing in Cebu or even beyond!

That's it for now!


Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Roma Mia

What a night. Hubby and I originally planned to go to Giuseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast in Banilad, but decided to go to The Terraces in Ayala instead because we were so hungry. We still wanted Italian though, so off we trudged to Roma Mia.

Their food is great -- and the price is just right too so we got to save a lot compared to what we could have cashed out had we gone ahead with the original plan.

They have free wifi there, so you can bring your laptop, netbook, ipod or whatever, and update yourself in Facebook or Twitter while waiting for your food. Their service was okay, but not excellent either. (We asked for a doggy bag of our potato wedges because we still had more than half left over, but they didn't give it back to us -- that's not good!)

So anyway, we ordered potato wedges, which has thick slices of deep-fried potatoes with garlic-mayo dip. The patotoes were well cooked, but it was soft. The dip was great, though.

Hubby ordered godfather chops in gravy. The name says it all -- and the picture can tell you what words cannot.

I had bolognes in linguine. It's pasta with tomato sauce, ground beef, and mushrooms topped with parmesan cheese.

The food was great, the service was okay, and the price was the best!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: La Maison!

So last night, hubby and I, together with my sister jenn, and his sister nessy went out for dinner. We settled for La Maison because they have this "barkada package" that was too irresistible. We were planning on Kublai Khan or Hola Espana, but decided against them after checking out the menu in La Maison.

For less than a thousand, we got their signature baby-back ribs (arguably THE best in town! Their version can beat Casa Verde's any day!), steak and mushroom casserole, and grilled chicken with herbs. They also served four servings of rice, and frothy iced tea! While waiting for our food, they served us complimentary garlic sticks.

Their food is divine. It's not too stuffy, or too rich for my taste. Everything in their platter was just right, specially the chicken with rosemary.

If you're in Cebu, you've got to try it! They have two more barkada packages, but we picked this because it was the only package that included the ribs that made them famous.

Check out the pictures:

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu:Bread Talk!

I love bread! Do you?...Here in Cebu, we have some great bakeries, and the one I love most is Leona's. But you have got to try Bread Talk too! Yep, breads do talk in this place! Their pastries and breads are so creative, that more often than not, I end up just going around the place, looking at whichever bread catches my eye. I get so indecisive because they have many goodies to choose from. I mean, take a look at the pictures, and you'll understand why.

...they all look great, right?...and they taste just as good as they look!

Bread Talk has branches in Northwing and The Terraces. Most of their breads/pastries are affordable with prices ranging from P29 - P90, depending on the size and flavor.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, that bread called Tornado?...It isn't chocolate and vanilla, honey! It's squid! They fooled me too, haha!

That's it for now.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Flame It vs. Big City

I love monstrous flame grilled burgers! They're the best! (NO, I don't diet and I don't care if it's junk food!) Hubby and I compared Flame It and Big City last Sunday after watching GI Joe, and this is what we came up with:

We decided to see if Flame It's flame grilled burger is better than Big City's grilled burger with cheese.

First off, the price. Flame It's Flame grilled burger (basic burger without cheese) costs P78, while Big City's Grilled Burger with cheese and french fries on the side cost P110. I totally understand the difference. Cheese and fries add-on? Totally reasonable.

On to the taste. Flame It tasted sweet-tangy, was more meaty, and was juicy! It was divine! I loved it!

Big City had more flavor, but it was a bit dry compared to Flame It's burger, and it also looked bigger because they flattened out the patty to accommodate the size of the bun. Their fries were delish though, and they gave us some sort of dip (I don't really know what it was. It's like ranch, but not really).

So here are some pictures. At the end, we're going to put an X on the burger we liked better.

Here you go:


haha. yep, we loved both burgers! Flame grilled burgers rule!


Movie Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

So hubbydoo and I finally got around to watching GI Joe in the big screen. Hubby really liked GI Joe, and collected action figures of the team back when he was a kid. So anyway, since we were really into our "saving" mode, hubby said that he's content to buy a dvd copy and watch it at home. But then last Sunday, we changed our minds, relaxed a bit, and finally decided to watch it in SM.

So the movie was great and I loved it! It was full of action, and I know this review is way late because most of you have already seen it, but I have just seen this movie, and that gives me the right to gab about this to no end. *grins*

First of all, let me tell you that I didn't even know what GI Joe was, and I didn't even know the plot, the story, the cartoon series way back, the action figures, whatever. I mean, I know hubby loved them, but come on, right? I've no interest in them whatsoever.

So I ended up in the theatres expecting to fall asleep. But I didn't! I loved the movie, and I understood it! You don't have to be a fan to watch it.

Besides, the people were gorgeous and sexy. That certainly didn't hurt!

That's it for now.


Book Review: Liir's time to shine...


So after some time, I finally finished Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire. It wasn't at all what I expected. I was thinking of something more like Wicked with Liir in it instead of Elphaba. Well, was I in for a surprise! For instance, it lacked Wicked's humor and wit, and although it's still a fantasy book -- having Animals, a flying broomstick, the Grimmerie, dragons, Princess Nastoya and all that jazz -- it didn't strike me as magical enough. Well, Glinda was there, but if you've read Wicked, you know that her magic is really limited than what we were led to believe.
Son of A Witch is a book of revolution. It does not have the romanticism approach of Wicked. Everything in this book is more serious, more bloody, more political, more cruel, and more grim. Gregory Maguire spared no details and I found myself wincing in some of the descriptions. Wicked made me think along with the characters. Son of a Witch made me react against some of the characters.

But anyway this is still a good read. If you're Filipino, think of it this way: Wicked is to Noli Mi Tangere, where Son of a Witch is to El Filibusterismo. I mean, it's not exactly the same, plot-wise and everything. What I'm trying to say -- when you read Wicked or Noli Mi Tangere, it's light and serious at the same time, but there's always this beacon of hope even though someone dies at the end. Son of a Witch had to be grim and serious the way El Filibusterismo had to, because it somehow had to clean up the mess left in the first story. I think...So anyway...



Listen to this song:

So you might be wondering why I'm making an entry about a song in a language that I can't even begin to understand. I don't even know what the title means. I googled its translation but I'm thinking it may be a loose translation seeing how many times I've tried translating some Tagalong songs that ended up not quite getting the soul of the song.

From the translation, the singer was asking love to hurry up, because she was ready for it, and that without love she can't exist. There was also a line that meant "I was waiting for you, and suddenly you came from a distance." So anyway, the song is very romantic, and very sensual, and I love love love it!

Is it just me, or do you feel it too?

Do me a favor, will you? Close your eyes and imagine.

Tuscany. Sunrise and golden fields. Mountains. Fresh Air. Endless possibilities. Kisses. Warm whispers. Hugs. Orange sunset. Long walks under the stars....And yet, there's heartache too. Longing. And bittersweet memories.


Whenever I listen to that song, it makes me fall in love with love all over again. Does that make sense?

Thank you Ornella Vanoni for this beautiful, haunting song (even if I can't understand a single thing you're saying!)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Book Review: For the green witch...

Miss Elphie...

Who is she?...well, we've all seen The Wizard of Oz on TV, right? (I don't know if any of you have read the book -- I haven't). So Dorothy killed the Wicked Witch of the West and everyone was happy. Right?...

This book -- this green book about Elphaba, is about the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West (yes hon, she has a name). Here you will understand why she wanted Dorothy's ruby slippers. In this book, you'll know more about the Wicked Witch of the East (the witch who died when Dorothy's house fell on Munchkinland), and Glinda the Good Witch of the North. You'll understand that really, Elphaba is human just like the rest of us.

Again, I don't want to give the story away, but this is a great book. I am in love with Gregory Maguire's books. I'll talk about that later on, but anyway, Wicked was turned into a musical -- I have one of their songs in my phone, Defying Gravity. I haven't seen it though. They don't have a production here (like, duh).

So anyway, Gregory Maguire. I'm totally obsessing over this author now. I love the way he has put life to the antagonists, or villains if that's what you want to call them. It's not that I don't love the princesses -- I do! But I also want to know the other side. I mean, they too have their story to tell.

I have two of his books now -- Wicked and Son of a Witch. I'm currently reading the latter. I'll buy more when I have the moolah. For now, I'm content with the two.

That's it for now.


Skydreamer Dines in Dumaguete: It's gotta be Shakey's!

So last Saturday, I had dinner with my family at Shakey's. It's also one of our favorite eat-out places in Dumaguete. We used to go to Pizza Hut more often, but they closed down so we usually eat here now. Anyway, Shakey's Dumaguete is located in Rizal Boulevard. You can opt to walk from Perdices Street (which is like the main city strip), ride a pedicab (they're actually motorcabs, but are called pedicabs in Dumaguete. I don't know why they're called that. I mean, the drivers don't pedal, they just uhm, drive...so anyway...), or take your car.

My mom, Jenn, and Deejay went to church earlier (for the anticipated mass), while hubby and I slept at home. We met up way later at Shakey's for dinner, then we went to Silliman University to do a quick tour on the booths. I miss Silliman. I miss college. I miss Founder's Day, and I miss my curfew! (Haha- NOT!)

So anyhow, back to Shakey's...We ordered spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread, fried chicken and mojos, and manager's pizza. We also ordered a pitcher of iced tea and a couple of chocolate shakes.

Their food was great as usual. I mean, it's not the best, but their food's always decent.

Here are some pictures:

crazy for shakey's

Monday, August 24, 2009

Book Review: On Clare and Henry's histoire d'amour

I bought The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger for my little sister, Deejay. She wanted me to buy her a paperback because she only had the ebook, and she really liked the story. So anyway, I ended up reading it, and it moved me so much, that throughout the weekend, I kept thinking about it -- if time traveling is possible, and I guess anything is possible if you just want to believe.

Anyway, I don't want to spoil the story by spilling it out here, but here's the basic: Henry is a time traveler, and he met Clare, his wife, when she was six and I think he was thirty six at that time? Or something. But he's really just 8 years older than Clare.

Their story is unusual, and while most people call it a love story, I'd rather call it a life story. It transcends above the usual love stories, and it's not at all mushy or anything like that. It felt so real. Their grief and heartache was so real for me because I can relate to some of them, and the book was just so beautiful. I laughed, I cried, I sighed, I waited, and I got impatient along with the characters. It just moved me so much. I really just wanted to hug the book, and kiss it over and over, and I don't know. It's so overwhelming.

I LOVE IT! This one's for keeps. I'm going to buy my own copy.

Why don't you read the book first before watching the movie? (Yeah, in case you haven't heard, it was made into a movie with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana)

Read and experience its magic yourself. You'll see why then.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Skydreamer Dines in Dumaguete: Mamia

So about a week ago, hubby and I went home to Dumaguete to visit my mom and my little sister, Deejay. Going home for the weekend means this: Family, love, lots of talk and laughter, unlimited internet, new movies downloaded by DJ, and lots of FOOD! If there's one thing I can say -- it's the great, great food that keeps us coming back. The fact that my family is there doesn't hurt either. Haha! I'm not kidding when I tell you that I usually gain around 5 pounds (probably more) in just a couple days of stay there.

One of the restaurants my family loves is Mamia. If I'd compare them to Cebu establishments, I'd say it's a cross between Ila Puti, Kul Kitchen, Mooon Cafe, and Casa Verde. (That's food heaven for my hubby!)

We had dinner there Sunday night the weekend we were there. I was feeling a bit big already from having eaten a lot of food so I got their grilled chicken salad with vinaigrette. Now I'm no vinaigrette person because I don't diet. I love salads because they're healthy, but I love the dressings too. I don't care if they're fattening! So I ended up not sprinkling all of the dressing over my salad. Their salad was ok, but it did not do justice to the price. I could go eat somewhere else at a slightly higher price with a much, much, better salad than what they have!

My little sister loves Italian food, and almost everytime we eat out, she orders pasta. Unless there's pizza. (She thinks she should have been born Italian, but she looks Vietnamese anyway). Anywho, she ordered their version of carbonara, and it was great. It was definitely white pasta with a twist. You'd have to try it to understand what I'm trying to say.

Hubby ordered Southern fried chicken in some kind of flavored rice. I don't know how authentic Southern fried chicken tastes like, but I loved that dish! The chicken was cooked just right, and the gravy wasn't flat.

Mom had halo-halo. It's really mixed fruits in a big dessert bowl, shaved ice, some milk, and ice cream on top. Yum!

Mamia is located in Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete. The food is great! If you're ever in Dumaguete, be sure to have dinner here. You won't regret it.

Here's a collage of the dishes we ordered:

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Dimsum Break

Everyone loves Chinese Food. Or everyone I know does. Or at least, my husband does. Everytime he gets to choose where to eat, he'd always choose Dimsum. It's like something he needs inside him. Like blood for a vampire. Or, something like that... Anyhow, in Cebu, we usually get our Chinese fix in Majestic, Harbour City, Ding Qua Qua, Big Mao, and Dimsum Break. They all serve great Chinese cuisine and dimsum too! I know that Majestic and Ding Qua Qua have lunch and dinner buffet, but I'm not so sure about the others.

So, anyway...this is about Dimsum Break. I totally love the way they reach out to the consumers by having "budget bundles". They have this thing where every 2PM - 5PM, for only P99, you can get soup (I forgot what kind of soup - I think it was bird's nest or something), three kinds of siomai (mushroom, plain, and quail egg), steamed fried rice, buchi (I don't really know what it is - it's kind of a sticky rice thingy with mung bean inside), and softdrinks!

It's really filling, and everytiime I crave for Dimsum, I usually go here. They have locations in Ayala, SM, EMall, and BTC. If they have other locations, I don't know them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

My Beauty Regimen

...This is probably the latest picture that I have of me right now, and this is how/what I look like (don't mind my hubby's pic, lol):

...I've decided to make a post of my beauty regimen (if you can call it that haha). Note that this is coming from somebody who does not have any makeup brushes at all, no eyeshadow or makeup palettes, or blushes, primers, bronzers, whatever. But I do take care of my skin (but not as much as I want to).

So first, let me say I know I'm not the best looking person out there. Someone is always more gorgeous, and in the same sense, someone is also always less beautiful than I am. That said, let me start with my uhm, beauty regimen.

Morning (or in my case, evening) when I wake up:

  • I wash my face with Anew Rejuvenate Revitalizing 2-in-1 cleanser. You can find this in avon.com or you can google it. I have used other cleansers before, but this one tops my list. You don't need a lot to wash your face with it. What I do, I put on a pea-sized dollop on my palm, and crush out the small beads and wash it all over my face.
  • Next, I put on Garnier Light eye cream. I don't really know why I'm using this. I used to have VMV eye cream, but it got too pricey for me because I'm married now and I constantly have to think of saving, saving and saving. Anyhow, I've been using this for about two weeks now, and I can say it's good. Look at my eyes, I don't have wrinkles. Well, I'm 27. I don't think I'm about to start getting wrinkles until I'm about 40 or something. Anyway...
  • Next, I put on Pond's Age Defense multi-benefit Illuminating cream. It has SPF 15 PA++. Then, Pond's White Beauty pinkish white glow lightening cream. Now, first of all, these two products are NOT whitening products. I use them because they're really cheap, and I need a moisturizer in the morning that's not too heavy.
  • Next, this is how I prepare myself after the skin care stuff: I put on Maybelline's Clear Smooth Minerals liquid foundation in Natural Buff. I top that with some concealer -- I have e.l.f.'s tone correcting concealer in fair. Again, these are all really cheap stuff, but they're working great for me. I top that with powder foundation -- any will do: Maybelline, Avon's Simply Pretty, and the one I regularly use is Ever Bilena (again, because it's really cheap). On my lips, I use The Body Shop's Born Lippy in Strawberry as base, and top it with either one of the two: e.l.f.'s Hypershine Gloss or Maybelline's fruty jelly in Raspberry Juice.
Evenings (or mornings) before I sleep:

  • I wash my face again with Anew Rejuvenate, tap some eye cream from Garnier, use Ziaja multivitamin moisturizing face cream (I'll talk about this later on), and apply some petroleum jelly on my lips.

Again, everything is pretty simple, and I use the most basic and cheap products that work. I don't use makeup a lot. Sometimes I do, and when I do, I just ask some from my little sister JENNY (who's really very pretty).

So anyway, I said earlier that I'll talk about Ziaja. This is my favorite face cream right now. It's really cheap. I forgot how much it cost me, but it really is. You can just go to any Beauty Bar store, and you'll find different types of face creams, eye creams, and other skin care protection stuff from Ziaja. You can also click here for their website.

So that's it for now.


Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Sunburst

...So hubby and I ate in Sunburst SM yesterday for lunch-- and I know a lot of people are gonna think I'm weird after this, but I don't really like their chicken that much. I can cook a meaner fried chicken than what they have, but then that's just me.

I'm gonna post a picture later, but it's not mine...or better yet, I'm just not gonna post a picture so I won't get hate mails or suits or anything for that matter. You can just google sunburst chicken cebu for the pictures. (I don't have a camera right now. The camera I have, the one I share with my sister is in Malaysia -- she's there for 8 days, visiting her boyfriend. Hey sissy and Teddy! *waves*)

First of all, hubbydoo LOVES sunburst. He loves their chicken, their coleslaw and french fries, and chicken skin.He just loves it. We ate there because he wanted to.

Let me explain. He had always wanted to eat in Sunburst with me. He claims he has only eaten there with his family since he was a kid. Now, I'm no Sunburst child. My childhood was really delicious home cooked fare: leche flan, veggies, fish and chicken and pork and meat...spaghetti, macaroni...that kind of stuff. We didn't eat out a lot. We did, but not a lot. My mom was so much into the health food diet, and we looked great when we were kids. (we really did!)

Anyway, so back to Sunburst. I have eaten there in the past like maybe once, and I didn't like it at all. The food is oily (it's okay if it's oily, but I want to have an underlying taste of butter, and their food didn't).

So I ended up giving a chunk of my lunch to my husband who was happily chowing down his food. So for everyone out there who loves Sunburst, hats off to you. A lot of you do, including my husband. Granted, their food is great. But it's just not my cup of tea -- or chicken for the matter.


Book Review: Staying Sensational After Saying I Do

Okay, so this is not exactly a book review. I'm writing about this book, because I'm loving it. I had this book since -- I don't know...back in December? April?... Anyway, I have read this book before, but I didn't really appreciate it because I thought it was boring.

But then I stumbled on the book again the other day and started reading it again. I realized this book isn't something you need to read from cover to cover in one seating. This is more of a reference or a self-help book, and you kind of go over it when you need it or something.

Anyway, like I said, I have been reading it, and it's amazing. It answers all tricky questions like, "Do I have to say goodbye to my exes?" and duh-yeah. It's impossible to make two men who have both seen you naked into good friends. -- That was in the book! It was so hilarious, but it also made a lot of sense.

Useful stuff like how to manage your last names, how to decorate your new nest if you have different style views (or if your guy has no style), how to become a domestic goddess (which I am so NOT, but I want to be anyhow), how to handle spats, and how to have a wonderful life together starting NOW.

So you see, it is really a great book. The author says you don't have to be matronly in matrimony, and she's got it! I mean, this is how I look like and I'm married (and I gave birth already!):

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Ila Puti

I have always loved Ila Puti's dishes. I love it so much that hubby and I reserved the place for the after-party of our civil wedding back in '08. Anyway, I'm not exactly sure how many locations they have in Cebu now, but the one I frequent is in I1 Building in IT Park (they used to have a branch in Sykes, but I think it's already closed).

Their dishes are a unique fusion of Asian dishes - Thai, Filipino, Japanese, Malaysian, Mongolian and Indian. They also serve pasta - from the uber tasty Pasta Puti (their version of carbonara and my personal favorite!) to the eccentric Triton's Treat -- it's their own version of seafood pasta with bagoong. I mean, go figure. Pasta with bagoong? I'll pass. But all the other dishes I've tasted were great.

My usual order a few years back was always, always, and always Pasta Puti. I wouldn't order anything else. And hubby's was stroganov. Lately, I've taken to trying some of their dishes, and they weren't so bad. Fact is, I enjoyed the unique taste of their other dishes that I have forgotten the taste of Pasta Puti (I haven't ordered that in quite a while).

Aside from Pasta Puti, these are the other dishes I've tried (and loved!)

  • Stroganov - tenderloin tips in sour cream sauce with garlic rice
  • Peking Pork - tenderloin tips in oyster sauce with Peking style stir-fried rice
  • Kari Kulkarni - tenderloin tips in curry sauce with tomato basil rice
  • Teriyakatsu - tenderloin tips in teriyaki sauce with Japanese infused stir-fried rice
  • Nonihm Thai - Adobo tips with Bagoong rice
  • Milkfish in cococream sauce - boneless bangus with coconut curry sauce
  • Buffalo chicken fingers - chicken fillet cooked with hot and spicy buffalo sauce
  • Grilled Asian Chops - grilled lemongrass pork chop with garlic shrimp fried rice

Their prices range from P110 - P180. The price is without doubt, very affordable!

My personal rating? It's 4 out of 5 (5 being the highest)

It could have been a five if their service was excellent. It's ok, but it's not great. Most of their staff don't know what dishes they're serving, and it's really a hassle if you want to know more about the food you're ordering. They're not very friendly either.

My overall verdict? This is a must-try in Cebu. Skeptic? Visit their site first. Click here and be convinced!

So anyway, that's my review of Ila Puti. The last time I went there was a couple of days ago -- with Ate BJ, Nes, and hubby. Here are some of the pictures. The food we ordered were Nonihm Thai (me), Stroganov (hubby), Kari Kulkarni (Nes), and Milkfish in cococream sauce (Ate BJ). Oh, and we also ordered Buffalo Chicken Fingers to share.

Here are some of the pictures. I'll just make a collage so you won't have to scroll down a lot of times. *grins*


Monday, July 27, 2009

Movie Review: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and 17 Again

What do I think?...

I loved both movies, but watching them made me worry. I think I'm getting older. Or it could be that I was too sleepy while watching both movies. I didn't laugh a lot, I kept looking at the time, and I kept looking around at everyone, amazed that they're all fixed on the tube.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not cynical when it comes to mushy, chick flicks. I love them! (I love CIA and adventure movies too) But I don't understand why I thought Matthew Mcconaughey was too old for that movie...or that the going back to high school plot was getting overused. Or that there were too many weird people in one family...or that I didn't get the warm feeling I usually get when watching happy endings.

Don't listen to me. I'm ranting about these two great movies that everyone else enjoyed except me. So don't listen. The movies were great. I was probably just not in my normal state last weekend.

...i loved Jennifer Garner's clothes though... *smile*


Click here for more information on both movies:

Skydreamer Dines in Cebu: Bigby's Cafe

Bigby's Cafe

Think: Sicilian Meatballs - 5 cheese-stuffed meatballs tossed with spaghetti noodles in aromatic brown sauce. Yummmm!

Think again: Grilled Chicken Carbonara - fetuccini noodles tossed with bacon and mushroom in a creamy white sauce. Topped with grilled chicken breast.

Add: Grilled rodeo chops - marinated pork chops grilled nice n' easy with cranberry sauce.

Not sold yet?...

Try their Passion Fish or Tuscan Fish Melt.

You'd think you're not in the Philippines. You'd think you were out, touring the world with your tastebuds. Try it! You won't be disappointed.

Guaranteed 100% satisfaction.

I kissed a girl, and I liked it!

No, I really didn't...The blog title? Uhmm, nothing...Katy Perry, that's all.

That's not what this entry is all about anyway,lol.

So, I know I haven't made an entry recently...here's what's keeping me sane and happy the past few days:

  • allthatglitters21 and juicystar07 in youtube
  • our uber successful garage sale
  • our latest fans - PCD kids!
  • hubby's spaghetti, avocado shake, and pork sinigang
  • my latest mini-haul: ziaja multivitamin face cream, e.l.f. concealer, e.l.f. supershine gloss, and a brandless foundation
  • late Saturday night gabfest with the girls - lee, ads, and brey - at Starbucks
  • midnight chow with hubby - pizza hut's three cheese!
  • Sunday mass and dinner with my lil sister - jenn and my lil sister-in-law, nes.
  • weekend home with momsymoo and deejay!
...so yeah, all is right with the world!

Before I sign out, let me give a great shout-out to Christina. I hope you're feeling a lot better now!


Sunday, July 12, 2009


I just want to put this here: Happy 10th wedding monthsary, daddy-love! I love you!

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