Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ye Dang: Korean Restaurant

I've heard about Ye Dang from a couple of friends and I finally got the chance to experience the place. I was never really a fan of Korean food, but I really enjoyed my Ye Dang experience. Marc and I went to their Ortigas branch, just a few meters away from the gimmick place, Metrowalk. You won't miss it because you'll be seeing lots of Korean establishments before reaching Metrowalk, and Ye Dang happens to be one of those.

Appetizers (or whatever they would call that. Not sure, sorry). I especially loved the potatoes with sesame seeds and sweet sauce. Didn't really know how to eat this, but we observed other people wrapping those in lettuce leaves, so naki-gaya na lang kami haha.

 When we entered the place, it was spacious and comfy and each table had its own grill and exhaust. We immediately asked for the menu. We ordered some pork, beef, and since Marc likes spicy dishes, he went for the kimchi pot stew.


Pork fat grilled to perfection

Kimchi Hot Pot. You can tell from the steam, this is one HOT dish. Hot and Spicy, just the way Marc loves it.

We did enjoy our Ye Dang experience, but it was too pricey for me (we spent around Php 500.00 per person). I wouldn't go there if there's no special occasion, or if there's nothing to celebrate for.

Free Pineapple after the meal!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Starbucks Waffle with Strawberry Syrup

One reason why I love Starbucks aside from their Cold Caramel Macchiatto Upside Down and Cold Vanilla Latte is their Waffle with Strawberry Syrup. This is my comfort food, my happy food. Yes -- whipped cream with strawberry syrup can be too fatty but the experience just won't be complete without those. It has a way of brightening my gloomy day and making me smile.

Visit your nearby Starbucks coffee shop and grab one of these. Best enjoyed with friends and loved ones over a cup of coffee.




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Sunday, February 12, 2012

SM Mall of Asia at Night

Here are two pictures I was able to take last week. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go to the seaside area so I wasn't able to take pictures. I hope you enjoy.





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Friday, February 3, 2012

Antipolo

The City of Antipolo is one of the cities in Luzon, particularly in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is popular locally for being the alternative to Tagaytay, if you find Tagaytay too far and too time-consuming to travel, because of its altitude. Compared to the city, Antipolo boasts of higher grounds, which means fresher and cooler air, and a fantastic view.


Aside from the resorts and restaurants that Antipolo boasts of, one of the city's attractions is also its Church and its patron, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or Nuestra SeƱora de la Paz y Buen Viaje. According to history, the statue of the Virgin Mary was brought from Mexico in the 1600's and survived the burning ship, thus the title. The statue also survived damages during the Japanese occupation, and some marks can still be seen on the wood.

Seafarers and travellers or their families would visit Antipolo church and pray to the Virgin Monther for the safety of their or their loved ones' travels. On weekends, the place is usually packed, and a small market outside the church grounds can be seen. The best time to visit Antipolo church is during the weekends.


A sculpture of what seems to be a replica of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage outside the church

Church Interiors -- Simply beautiful.

Church Interiors: Glass windows

And while you're at it, don't forget to visit Cloud 9 along Sumulong Highway for a nice view of Manila.

Smoggy Manila

Panorama shot from Cloud 9, Antipolo.


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