Banana Pudding

Yesterday, I got to explore BGC. I tried the famous banana pudding of M Bakery for the first time, and loved it! I also had a hearty convenience store lunch and some satisfying private reading at Fully Booked.

They say that our city does not have enough parks. I beg to disagree. We just have to maximize the open spaces that we’ve got, and enjoy what our city has to offer.

Can’t wait for the next weekend!

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Rosario Yarn Adventure

Last Saturday, I went to Lacion General Merchandise right beside Rosario bridge in Pasig. You won’t miss it- it’s located on the corner unit of a pink complex. There are sacks and bags filled with yarns! 

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I freaked out and wanted to buy so many yarns. But I resolved to only buy one kilo. This store is famous among local knitters and crocheters. Just search “Rosario Pasig Yarns” and you will know what I mean. 

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The store spins their own yarn imported from Taiwan. You may mix variegated and solid colors, and each kilo retails for Php390. 

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They also sell machine-spun shawls made of the same yarns. 

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After searching through their bags and chatting with the owners, Kuya Miner and Ate Gladys, I finally selected five balls to consist one kilo.  

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They recommend a size 4-5mm hook for their yarn. I am currently knitting using one of my purchases with a pair of 4.5mm needles, and the weave is so soft. 

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I highly recommend this shop! It’s definitely worth visiting and the yarns are worth the commute. The owners are also kind and honest. Drop by soon! 

Crochet and Massage

I recently had to buy some essentials at Daiso, so on top of all my supplies, I stocked up on some new toys. I got a foot roller, a pressure point stick, and a 4mm crochet hook. 

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I’ve been hearing positive feedback about Daiso’s craft supplies and notions, so I was really excited to try their crochet hook. And it did not disappoint! It was perfect as it rested comfortably on my ring finger as I alternate between pen and knife grips. 

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As always, this isn’t a sponsored post. I’m just happy with my purchases from Daiso. Yes, including the massage tools! I really believe that it doesn’t take much to cheer myself up. 

Also, this falafel platter from Halal Guys was delicious! 

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I hope that you will also find some cheap finds that will wow you. Happy shopping! 

Talangka Rice and Cheese

I decided to shake things up a bit when it comes to my regular toasted naked longganisa at Breakfast Bin. I requested for talangka brown rice instead of my usual plain one. I knew it would be delicious, but I was unprepared for the way it amazed me. 

It was the best longganisa meal I have ever had! 

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For dessert, I walked to next-door neighbor Papa Diddi’s for another unusual ice cream combo. This time, I chose cheese closed and tsokolate de Cagayan.  

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Again, I was unprepared for the deliciousness that ensued. The cheese chunks blended well with the strong tsokolate taste. It was a full-bodied ice cream experience I will definitely enjoy again. 

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I still have more flavors and combinations to explore in my upcoming visits!

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If you feel that there is something missing in your life, or if you feel bored, eat something new! It is inexpensive, nourishing, and great for your soul. Post pictures and share your food trips so that more people will be inspired to enjoy eating new treats as well!

Mac and Matcha

I have always wanted to eat at Le Petit Soufflé, but I never had the chance to do so.  

Until now. 

I finally had the opportunity to eat at their newly-opened branch at Mega Fashion Hall. I was fresh from the Book Binge Bazaar, and I was hungry! 

Once I saw their dreamy window, I knew I had to enter their lovely restaurant. 

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I was welcomed by an interesting menu. 

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I settled for Just Mac and Cheese and a hot matcha latte. While waiting for my order, I snapped some photos. 

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I was delighted to sort of match my drink!

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My mac and cheese was served after a few minutes, and I asked the staff to take photos of me with their dreamy interiors. It is so pretty. 

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Their mac and cheese is one of the best I’ve ever had. The cheese was perfect and not cloying. It was a grown-up version of a childhood favorite. 

Plus, it goes well with their delicious matcha.  

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It’s as yummy as it looks!

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Everything appeals to me. 

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My solo lunch at Le Petit Soufflé was a memorable one. I do recommend this place for your next lunch out! And while you’re there, take pictures, savor the food, and appreciate your surroundings. It is the ideal oasis in the middle of a busy shopping mall. 

WanderCat

I adore independent shops. It makes me happy to explore small businesses and last Sunday, I dropped by The Wander Space along Maginhawa (I swear this street will always have a special place in my heart). I was planning to buy something handmade to add to my collection, and I was not disappointed. 

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How dreamy is their storefront?

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Their door was a gateway to a traveler’s hideout. It also houses a cafe which serves light meals like pasta, pastries, and strong coffee. 

I stumbled upon this adorable hand-knit beanie from String Strand Strund and I just had to have it. 

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It is actually a kitty beanie!

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Their shelves are packed with handmade pieces to make you look like the traveler that you are.  

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Obviously, I couldn’t wait to wear my new hat.  

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The have a teepee! And it’s for sale.

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This is their cafe area. It gives me life.  

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I enjoyed writing blog entries in the cafe as their internet connection is high-speed. Plus, their playlist is perfect for reading and writing. 

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If you love local, handmade, and traveler’s souvenirs, do check-out The Wander Space. It will brighten up your day and wardrobe!

MerSam

I have always wanted to visit Under the Sea Cafe because it is a MERMAID-THEMED CAFE. 

Those who know me well are aware of my enduring love for The Little Mermaid. Growing up, I wanted to be a mermaid. Little did I know that it was not really a legit occupation, let alone real.  

Fast-forward to the present day. Maginhawa, my favorite foodie district, now has a mermaid cafe. I just had to visit.  

I timed my lunch on a Sunday, when the area is less congested. I found nearby parking and ordered their cheesy tuna alfredo pasta with brewed coffee. My bill (Php200) entitled me to a pictorial by their dazzling ocean-themed wall in a mermaid tail.  

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Their pasta was yummy and how cute was these fish-shaped toast?

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Coffee was good enough to bring out the mermaid in me! 

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I got to eat with a mermaid doll.  

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Before I knew it, it was my turn to dress up as a golden mermaid! 

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This mermaid sports a pixie cut and a sports bra. 

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I was totally in my element.  

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The shell was everything.  

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I really enjoyed my visit and dress-up time at Under the Sea Cafe! If you also wanted to be a mermaid growing up, know that there’s a mermaid cafe within the metro to serve you. It is worth a visit. Oh, and you might want to come in a sports bra too- because some mermaids workout to get the body of their dreams!