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Wednesday, September 26

Water Bottles

Are you wondering what this is? At first glance it may seem to be just plain bottled water. That’s what I also thought, but it’s not. Now, try to make a guess…..

I saw this at the restaurant of Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte couple of weeks ago. It was around 10 pm when we arrived at the resort from a 6-hour air and land travel. At that time, we were so starving that we went directly to the restaurant. Being also thirsty, I immediately noticed the water bottles on the table. I was about to open one when I suddenly noticed the warning in it.

I told my colleagues about it but we didn’t ask what it is for: we were challenged to think what it could possibly be. Sadly, our thirst and curiosity didn’t bring us the right answer. Thus, we ended up asking the waiter. 

This is no ordinary bottled water.  Believed it or not, It’s a fly repellant. Yeah, it really is.  

I’m sure you’re wondering how this works.  The water on the bottle acts as a convex mirror that projects a bigger image whenever flies alight. As a result, it scares them away; making it as an effective repellant when placed over dining tables. True enough, we didn’t find flies hovering over our table.  Cool huh! ^_^

Monday, September 10

D.I.Y. Yakult Green Tea

A few minutes ago, I was thinking whether to gulp in Yakult or green tea. And then I realized, why choose one if I can have both. That’s when the idea came out. I remembered how the Yakult green tea on tea houses tastes like: I gathered what is needed and created my own. Here’s how to make one:

What you need:
1 pc green tea
1 bottle Yakult
1 cup boiling/hot water
Ice/cold water
Sugar to taste

     1.       Prepare tea mixture following usual package directions.
     2.       Pour in Yakult and ice/cold water
     3.        Add sugar to taste (optional)
     4.       Viola! Enjoy!

     Isn't this simple? Try this on your own and let me know hot it goes ^_^


33rd Manila International Book Fair

Are you a bookworm? Then you shouldn't miss this.

I haven't been to a Book Fair as big as this before. I am sure this will be fun. See you guys ^^


Friday, September 7

Chef d' Angelo's Eat-All-You-Can Buffet

It has been 3 weeks now since I last saw this Eat-All-You-Can Promo of Chef d’ Angelo posted on a social networking site. I ignored it back then; thinking that the promo was valid only on selected branches which apparently were too far from where I am. Until last Friday, I saw the same ad hanging on the glass panel of their branch in SM Mall of Asia. Without a second thought, I persuaded my friend and gave it a try.

As the mechanics says, for only Php 170, you can already devour all the pasta, pizza, salad, soup and rice meals available on the buffet table. Though drinks are not included in the promo, I wasn’t that bitter. In fact, I prefer to just have lukewarm water to aid my digestion. For those who would want to upgrade, just add Php50 for a bottomless Iced Tea or Soda.

Here's what they served that day:

A choice between Italian red sauce pasta or Carbonara 

Hawaiian Pizza

Chicken Salpicao and Baked Vegetable Melt

Create-your-own Green Salad

Corn Soup

Like any other buffet, Chef d' Angelo also has the same policy with regards to sharing of food. A wrist stub is provided for those who availed the promo for easy identification. In addition, a reminder printed on a versa board is available at the buffet table for the same reasons.

Promo is valid  at the following Chef d' Angelo branches:

Chef d’ Angelo is an Italian-American fast-casual restaurant which offers delectable chicken, pasta, pizza, burgers, salads, rice-based meals and waffles. Established on December 2001 in Manila, this restaurant continues to draw crowds due to its reasonable price considering the big serving of its products.

FOOD: 7/10
PRICE: 8/10


Wednesday, September 5

Lovely Legazpi

Last month, I went to Legazpi in Albay, Bicol along with my two other officemates. That 2 days escapade was actually a business trip with a little leisure; but not so much of a vacation.  There wasn’t anything special about that trip except from the fact that (i thought) I’d be able to visit some good Bicolano friends. Unfortunately, I was surprised to know that we didn’t have much free time to spend; as we were booked to a flight back to Manila the next day. Nevertheless, we performed our job and made the best out of the trip.
Here’s the finish product of what we did

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