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. 


Tweedle Book Cafe x Calligraphy Workshop


It’s been months since I am practicing the art of calligraphy. Our drafting course way back in high school lingered and until now my handwriting is ugly. *laughs* It is understandable, but it is not as pretty as I dreamed it to be. When my friend Ferry sent me the link to this workshop. I said yes right away.  I thought I was never going to make it, but I did.


We started doing the basic stroke until we’ve reached the letters. They say practice makes permanent, and though nibs do not like me as of the moment, I’ll exert the much-needed effort to master this craft.

This is going to be expensive though. *laughs*

I am going to hit two birds with this post as the venue of this workshop is adorable. If I will be in Hogwarts, I guess it’s their casual cafe.

I asked the owner of the concept, she said she wanted to serve hearty food for book lovers (Oh that’s me).


There are books at the corner of the place where you can borrow and read while enjoying your butter beer.


Oh yeah, you read it right, BUTTER BEER with a shot of whisky. Actually, Ferry  and I stayed for some planner lovin’ session.

As for the food? HEAVENS.

It’s a modern Filipino cross border cuisine, which we enjoyed a lot. Take note of reasonable pricing too.

Ferry and I will definitely be back for some quiet moment (and whisky).

Tweedle Book Cafe is located at Sct. Gandia, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. It’s a quiet street so watch out for the teal gate so you won’t miss it.

Do you like Calligraphy or concept cafes? Share it with me, please.





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