Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Reason for my Hiatus

I'm so sorry I haven't been blogging that much. I have been busy to the roof and there were a lot of changes that happened in my life, and until now, I'm still struggling with them and trying to move my a*s around. Haha! :) So please bear with me. I hope to be able to blog after our next bazaar on Dec 13-14 at La Vista in Katipunan. Hope you can all drop by our booth! Skin Hour & Dream Collection! See you! :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chocolate Batirol

Another chocolate find in Baguio. Why is it Baguio's full of strawberries and good stuff? Hahaha! :) Anyway, we went to Camp John Hay one day and we saw this place that sells Chocolate Batirol.
If you're not familiar with Chocolate Batirol, it's a chocolate drink that uses a Chocolate tablet or tablea as they call it. Some are thick that you can use it as a dip for your churros and some aren't. So we headed to the restaurant.

And ordered their Original Chocolate Batirol (which is the ordinary chocolate flavor) and the Strawberry Chocolate Batirol.

Strawberry (L) and Original (R)

I was quite impressed with the ambiance. It was very cozy and romantic actually. But the drinks were so-so. I thought that theirs were the thick drinks that I wanted, but it turned out the opposite. But in terms of the two drinks we ordered, I like the original one better. The strawberry flavored drink was weird. :/

However, I don't think I'll be coming back to this place for their drinks again. Maybe I'll try their food next time, but the drinks were a bit disappointing. Sorry. ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sizzling Plate Baguio

Another food post! I seriously can't get enough of food. And I am currently trying to diet... Just great! :/

Here's a good find at Baguio. As mentioned, we wanted to try restaurants that aren't here in Manila.

As we were walking around Session Road (which was quite near the place we stayed), we saw this restaurant and just had to stop and have lunch at Sizzling Plate Baguio.

We ordered the Australian Porter House as it was their best seller.

To quench our thirst, here are our drinks:
Iced Tea and Calamansi Juice

The meal started with soup: (The soup was okay, it tasted like instant noodles.)

And the good part:

Our Australian Porter House served with rice.
(Sorry I was too eager to eat that I forgot to take a photo before diving in.)

The steak was okay. It wasn't that expensive. I think it was around P240-250 and as you see it's already big. For me, tt actually tastes similar to that of --us- o- M-nis. But according to O, Sizzling Plate is better. Anyways, I was so full after eating. I think it's still different from those we order in St---t-wn or hotels. ;)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hair dare!

This is an entry that took months before posting. Haha! Sorry 'bout that. I took up professional hairstyling last June and it was really challenging playing with the "doll" that was lent to us for our hands on.

Anyway, I just wanted to share some photos from the class:

This looks a little messy. We didn't use any hairspray that's why... ;) I forgot the name of the hairstyle. :/

This is one of my favorites, it's called Regal. And I think it would really look good on a woman who's out to a formal occassion. Don't you think?

The famous French Twist:

Here's the side of the twist:

My classmate wanted to try another version of French Twist, but our dolls didn't have long hair, so she played with mine.

Side view: (no hairspray) :p

Smile!!! :)

Hairstyling is a lot of work. But as they say "practice makes perfect!"

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chocolate & Strawberries- Happy Together!

What to do with left over strawberries?! :)) I've got just the idea!!!

*Never never never leave Baguio without trying their strawberries!

You know how we love our chocolate fondues with marshmallows, fruits and lady fingers? If you're not in a fancy restaurant or in a hotel, you can still enjoy the goodness of chocolate and fruits!

Go to your nearest supermart/grocery, and purchase Crumpy or Nutella.

In this case, we bought Crumpy.

You can dip your strawberry in the chocolate spread. Or do like what I did, get a spoonfull of chocolate! :D YUMYUMYUM!!!

Skin Hour- Skin is IN!

Healthy alternatives for the skin is IN!

Share the organic love with us as we celebrate our skin... Skin is definitely In!

See, feel and ask about Skin Hour! Visit us at the following venues:
- Us Girls Big Bazaar at Eastwood City (Bazaar D Booth 5) on November 29, 2008
- Santa's Christmas Bazaar at La Vista (Booth 120) on December 13 & 14, 2008
- Backstage Store in Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Skin Hour will be doing roadshows near you! So watch out for that soon! :D

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Little John's

I have been AWOL for quite some time because I am currently adjusting. :) A lot of changes have happened recently and until now, I can't say I've fully adjusted to the changes. Don't worry... I'm okay. :)

Anyways, here's one of the places where we dined during our stay in Baguio. And I've got to say it's true that you can't have everything. Why do I say this? Read on.

Little John's in Mile Hi
The interior. (The photo was taken around 2-2:30pm. This was the time we had lunch. Yeah we were really late.)

Let's run down some of our food before anything else, shall we?

Chili con Carne: (I don't quite remember the name of the dish, but basically it's chili with some beans in it and some tortillas for the crunchy factor.)

Once stirred.

O's Beef Tapa:

My Lemon Peppered Fish:

Now on to the review and experience...
  1. The staff were not too friendly. I hate these kind of staff because they make us feel that we owe it them that we're dining there, when in fact, they should be thanking us.
  2. It was pay as you order. You may upon ordering and wait for your food to be served. Nothing bad about this.
  3. There was no pictures of the menu. The menu was written in a blackboard (chalk board) and hung in the wall. You can't really picture what or how the food look like.
  4. They have their own comfort room. Plus points for them! It was also clean.
  5. According to my research, their chocolate fondue is a must try. We were not able to try this.
  6. Chili con Carne- I don't really like beans, and I didn't think there were too many beans. Heck, I didn't even know there were beans! But O liked it. I like the crunchy part.
  7. Beef Tapa- I'm a sucker for eggs, so I liked the eggs. The tapa was nothing special.
  8. Lemon Peppered Fish- Okay there was lemon, and I tasted the pepper. But the fish was too dry and too stringy!!! I didn't like it at all.
    The prices weren't that expensive, but the quality of service and food was no good either.

I forgot how much these dishes cost. I'll try to check if I still have the receipt with me, but overall, I was disappointed, just because I expected a lot from it too. :/ Oh well...

Check back again for more on my trip! :D

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Filling Station Dinner

Before I share the whole entry, I'd like to say I wasn't able to take lots of pics of the Filling Station. We were already really tired and so we just ate and ate and ate. Haha!
Anyways, still for my Baguio entries, after trekking in Camp John Hay, we were so excited to visit Filling Station. It had a special place in our hearts because we loved our previous experience in Filling Station, so we were very excited. :)
There were several restaurants but we chose Shakey's.
We ordered the Buddy Pack. Cost is P330.00. I was craving for Mojos!!!!

Afterwards, our Filling Station experience won't be complete without dessert!!! Bought ice cream in Strawberry & Cream.
O ordered Ice Cream #7. :)

I ordered Ice Cream #3.

I super love my ice cream with the strawberries, strawberry syrup hidden under and the chocolate ice cream. It was all good! O also said that he liked my ice cream better. Haha! :) Ice cream #7 according to O was normal. Haha! :p

Good ending to any nice experience is a sweet dessert and romantic moments with your love. :) How mushy! Haha!

Historical Trial

It's about time we move to another fun activity. We did a lot of research prior to going to Baguio. Since we were already in Camp John Hay, we went to a Historical Trail. It was P30.00 per person and it was fun fun fun.

Here are some highlights:

Btw, before I continue with the photos, there's also a "negativity cemetery". I didn't take photos because I was a bit creeped out. Haha! Basically, there were figurines which were symbols of negativity and they were buried there. Something like that. Haha! I didn't really pay much attention since I was quite scared. Hehe! :)

Heads of the generals during American period in the Philippines.

Here's my favorite... the Bell House. :)

Our accomodation during our stay in Baguio..... not! Haha! :p

This is near the Bell Amphitheater.

I felt one with nature... really. And I loved every minute of the trail!

Here is the Bell Amphitheater.

Peek-a-boo! :D

Even though we were so tired because of the hiking that we did, we had so much fun! We took so many photos and I just chose some pics to post here.

P30.00? It was totally worth it!!!!! It was fun trekking, taking photos, reading historical facts, visiting my favorite Bell House. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Miles Hi Diner

Where to eat breakfast when you’re craving for American food while in Baguio?

Go to Mile Hi Diner!!!

We were visiting Camp John Hay so we were in the area. Mile Hi is a place where imported brands of food, clothes, etc. were being sold at cheaper price than here in Manila. There’s also several restaurants in the area.

On to Mile Hi Diner. I chose this restau because when I saw the menu outside. I saw the photos of the American breakfast and my tummy started to rumble. Haha!

Here are some photos inside:

Was able to take a photo of the breakfast menu.

Free coffee was being served before 11am, and since we were there before 11, we were served coffee. :) I love freebies!!!

Our orders:

American Breakfast

Bacon, ham, sausages, egg, what more can I ask for? Heaven!!!

Grandma's Corned Beef Hash

The corned beef is so so so delicious. I wonder what the brand is, if it’s their own corned beef or what. But it really is delicious. I love it!

The price aren’t that cheap, but what the heck, we don’t always go to Baguio and this is A VACATION. Haha! So it’s okay to indulge. :p

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Manor

The Manor is one of the famous hotel accommodations in Baguio. They have really yummy breakfast buffet. (We tried their buffet my first time in Baguio) and they have a wonderful ambiance. We had to go to The Manor to check out the place once again and to take pictures. :)

Here are some of the pictures we took in the open area of The Manor. It was fun fun fun!

Also we stopped by their pastry store.

Aren’t they delicious? Eye candy!!!

We purchased pralines. Cost= P160. They’re so so yummy!

Also, I saw this intriguing chess set so we took a photo.

The Philippine government officials. Cute and funny, it really is.

Anyways, I’m not sure how much lodging in The Manor is. But it really is worth a visit for your picture-picture. Haha! :)