They say that the best things in life come when you least expect it. This age old adage holds true for me since just last week as I celebrated my birthday my friends, family and KD all connived together to stage a surprise birthday bash for me.
To be honest, I wasn’t really familiar with this new ice cream joint called Bono Gelato until a friend of mine introduced it to me. I usually just gravitate to my staple favorites like the cheese and the pistachio ice cream flavors so I wouldn’t regret it when my family doesn’t like the flavor I chose and I will end up eating the whole tub of ice cream causing me extra calories and an unhealthy diet. Hello thunder thighs and flabby arms!
So when one of my blogger friends invited me to try out this new flavor from this Ice Cream joint I wasn’t really that optimistic and tried to lower my expectations simply because I didn’t like to be disappointed but then again maybe first impressions don’t always last especially in this case.
I have always believed in having a healthy work life balance. Simply put, you also have a life outside your work. That’s why I always list down my goals in my planner and keep tabs on it once in a while to ensure that I am making progress on my goals.
So far I guess I am on the right track since aside from working in my 9-5 job on a daily basis after work I usually go to the gym and ensure that I eat right, meaning I include more veggies and healthy options in my staple diet nowadays. Aside from that, I get to attend events again as much as my time permits and I am also entertaining other speaking engagements in the coming months. So before I get all consumed up once again in how my life had been these past few weeks let me recount first one of the foodie invites I went to just last week in Megamall. 🙂
Last Wednesday since it was a holiday I took the liberty to rest and enjoy my vacation in the middle of the week. Thank you to the current administration for declaring it as a holiday 🙂 I got to catch up on my much needed R&R and then during the evening of that night I was invited over to try the newest craze in town with regards to Vietnamese Cuisine and being the foodie that I was who am I to refuse a good meal right? 🙂 So since Eastwood was near our place I just took a grab car and got there in less than 15 minutes 🙂 How convenient! 🙂
I love eating out and trying out various new food joints! 🙂 Guess that’s mainly the reason why I became a food blogger in the first place right? From randomly trying out various food stalls and new joints which seems to pop around here and there around the metro to sticking it out with my ultimate favorite food staples like mushrooms and STEAK! 🙂
But of course, I am very much welcome to new adventures and trying out new food joints especially when I get to satisfy my gustatory cravings and when it offers a wide selection of dishes and house specialties to choose from. How can one say no to that? The call of the food is simply irresistible for me so when one of my blogging idols and friends Richie from The Pickiest Eater invited me out for a Sunday Brunch at the HEAT I couldn’t pass up this chance. 🙂
If there’s anything that I love in this life more than embarking on various adventures it is the constant quest to search for new finds and delicious food choices which I can happily share to my friends and loved ones. 🙂
So when I got the chance to go and cover Salcedo Market’s 12th Anniversary early morning yesterday I honestly was quite reluctant to go since it entailed waking up early on a Saturday and if you know me well you would know how much I treasure my weekends since it’s my time to rest after the long busy week but the new experience of heading out there and seeing what’s in store in that place overtook my hesitations and I must say that the early morning rise was definitely worth it! 🙂 So here’s how my first time in the Salcedo Market went by.. 🙂
Not only do I love Korean Skincare products but I also want to travel to Korea someday. After my Coron and El Nido escapade just a few weeks back I again booked myself to another travel vacation a couple of months from now. Yey! 🙂 Cheers to new travels and new must see destinations! 🙂
Last Wednesday I was invited by Ms. Rowena from Animetric’s World to the Shooting Gallery Studios in Makati where an event hosted by Henessy will be showcased. I wasn’t quite keen on that place so I decided to Waze it first before heading out to Ateneo to attend our Forum and also my class 🙂 hehe. (Side trip first) 🙂