Uptown Cinema Experience

Work is crazy as usual. As the meme would say it “Akala ko magaling na ako… Marunong lang pala” (I thought I am good but I just know how to do it). There is always a room for improvement. I would not regret every second of my work day as it leads to something greater. New lessons every sunrise. With a mantra from my grand mom “for greater glory of God”, I know things would better.

Anyway, I finally tried Uptown Mall Cinema (VIP) in BGC. We tried booking on the spot for XMEN apocalypse before, but unfortunately, you need to reserve ahead of time. This time for the Secret Life of Pets, we experienced the luxurious free flowing popcorn and drinks (insert lazy boy too). I loved the experience, I would watch all blockbuster movies there from now on. It is super near the office too. 

Here are some photos:

The price is PHP500, if you will book online there is a convenience fee of PHP20. Three different popcorn flavors to choose from – cheese, barbecye, sour crewm. You can change your flavor every refill, same goes with your drinks (Coca-Cola products). There is a button which you can press to call the attention of the movie house attendant if you need anything.

The chairs are positioned by two’s; ample distance to have privacy. Not suitable for odd numbers though, because the third wheel will be left out. 

I recommend watching your much anticipated movie here. It is worth the price.

I only had one 500 ml soda and one refill of popcorn.

Have you tried watching a movie here? You should. 

My July in spreads

Hello, August! 

Inside my head the people there is pancking because wedding preps is around 60% I guess. What can I do? I might just roll my eyes and laugh. 

What happened in July? I ate, watched movies, and worked. I am slowly disconnecting myself from people I know who will not do good in my life. 

Anyway, here’s an overview of my July.

Week 28: Work + Bills + Wedding

As much as I want to write for DISHY, I wonder why I can’t.

Week 29: Movies + Weddings + Overtimes

At least, I was able to update. 

Week 30: Bills + Empty Planner

Became so busy with events, I badly needed a sleep here. 

Week 31: BUJO

This was a late spread which is why it is cleaned. I was caught up with things, as usual and placed all my thoughts in my head. 

I feel that slowly my life is changing and even though I ran on a hamster wheel now. I can figure it out. 

Bonus: I bonded my family today. 7/31/16. I never felt so alive. 

54 days.

Dinner at Gringo, SM The Block

Ever since SM The Block has been renovated, new restaurants came alive. I told myself I will check them one by one. I craved for some baby back ribs and my feet brought me to Gringo. 

If my judgement is right, their concept is a backyard barbecue party with a mexican vibe. Wood palettes, succulents, and metal, what could go wrong?

I ordered the baby back ribs, half rack, with two side dishes (~P365), Chili Con Carne Fries (~P195) as appetizer, and their best seller Tropical Lemonade.

For my side dish, I got buttered corn and garlic rice, wrong move by the way. Mashed potato could have been a better choice. The fries is delicious, the ground beef is sweet while the oil used is savory. Add the mozarella cheese, ugh, I am speechless. 

Take note of the nacho on the side, the salsa was perfection.

The tropical lemonade (photo not here) was refreshing, it’s your lemonade with calamansi. It’s pulpy for most lemonade I have tried, but yeah, ultimate thirst quencher. 

N tried their spiced chicken, I did not photograph his meal but their quarter chicken was huge. I like the dry rub flavor – smoky and tangy.

My only comment about this restaurant is thei limited space. They are promising and people who love mexican flavored barbecue will surely come back. 

Maybe in other malls, their space could be bigger.

Have you tried eating here? 

Weekend Roundabout | Estancia Mall

I worked in Ortigas for seven years and yet I have not gotten the chance to visit Estancia Mall. Luckily (if I am really lucky, huh?) we participated in a weekend bazaar there. The bazaar is something you want to look forward too if, you want to get one of the kind items. I also went there for food.

So when my bff Ferry paid a visit, we decided to try Florabel because of the royal velvet violet couch.


I ordered French Onion Soup and Lechon Kawali with Taro Leaves (Laing). It’s on the pricey side though, but the food is really delicious. Especially the Laing it’s rare for me to like the dish if I do not know who cooked.

After dinner, we had coffee at CBTL until we realized we have our SO waiting for us (sorry loves).


The truth is, days are crazy with my life right now but I am thankful where I am now.

I want to end this post with a good vibe, wondering if I should have brought this succulent.


By the way, I have purchased quirky stuff from the bazaar which I will upload on my other blog as it is more appropriate to be there.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.



Brand New Kind of Me

June is almost over and my spread is still May. A lot of changes happened in my life that I have not annouced, I was in denial, thinking if I made the right choice. 

I left my first job of seven years with no clear reason. Things happened so quickly, all at the same time. I received a call, I said yes, I received a contract, I signed it. I am going two months with my new company.

What is it like? Fast paced, bigger crowd, advanced, driven, serious business. My brain cells work harder than before.

I was shocked by my travel time too. My earliest arrival is 9pm compared to 7pm before. My back is complaining for over fatigue from transportation. My wallet is complaining for expensive uber surge. 

Am I happy? Yes I am. I have no regrets or whatsoever as I believe that this was written in my book. I’ll go with the flow and do my best, praying it’ll be alright. I’ll be alright.

On the other side of the planet, my wedding prep update….

I had to attend a confession as a requirement for my confirmation. Church wedding could be a burden if you have a day job, paperwork is crazy. My wedding is less than three months away. I am confident that I am not cramming. Am I? 

To reflect, the priest told me that I should not be too hard on myself. He is right. Every one should be loving not just to ourselves, but also to others. 

I hope everyone is having a great week. Let us do this. 


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