Filipino Bartender Michael Tubiera competes in Miami for the Best Bartender of the World

People have various ways of unwinding after a long and hard week, some prefer to climb mountains on the weekends and be a weekend warrior or try out something new to de-stress themselves like attending events or new product launches or sometimes you just want to go out with your close pals and just have a drink or two while regaling each other with stories of how your day went and the updates on your lives as of late. 

So just last Thursday after attending the press conference for Gatorade, Me and my friend Reign headed out to Rambla Rockwell to have some drinks and meet up also with our blogger friend/ boss blogger Sir Eli from ELifestyleManila.

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Me and the Beshies (Reign and Sir Eli) last Thursday night at Rambla

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Food Review: Shi Lin Powerplant Mall Rockwell

Since enrollment for the next term was already due this week I decided to head out afterwards to eat at Shi Lin since I was craving for my ultimate favorite “Century Eggs” so where better to head off than Shi Lin since its conveniently located at the 3rd floor of the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell.

Their signature "Soup Dumplings"
Their signature “Soup Dumplings”

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Trying out Franco’s for dinner

We decided to try out this newly opened joint in Powerplant Mall called Franco’s. It used to be called Myron’s which was well known for whipping up their signature dishes of oysters and steaks! 🙂 Just hearing about this makes my heart swell with happiness! 😀 Hello steak!

The name has changed to Franco’s as a tribute to their youngest son who passed on a few years back.  Check this out for more details on what happened and how it all started. Looking at the place, it was quite simple and good for a nice dinner/ lunch out with your  friends and family. The place has a homey and casual vibe and feel to it. The place was surrounded by some miniature toys and some wooden robots signifying some of Franco’s favorite artifacts and play things.

Their Menu which came off like a booklet :)
Their Menu which came off looking  like a booklet 🙂

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Movie Review: Annabelle

The last time I watched a horror flick was about last year with my two friends at Power plant Mall.  It was the time when Conjuring was released and we kind of got scared by the hair rising music and the unexpected turnaround of events and scenes.

Fast forward to 2014, another Horror Film has hit the Cinemas and I was about to catch the first night of it’s premiere with some friends from work. However, due to school obligations which later on got called off due to the heavy downpour, the bumper to bumper congestion of cars along the lanes of Edsa and Kalayaan and due to the clogged drainage systems which eventually led to some flooding along the streets hampering the travel time of commuters and motorists alike. School last night got called off. (Yey or Nay?)

To have a general idea of what’s in store for you once you hit the cinemas here’s a quick trailer of the movie:

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Food Review: Mamou

Since both our classes came to a close and since we wanted a good night cap before heading home we decided to eat to our heart’s content at Mamou. I have heard a lot of reviews about this place and my cousin even said that their steak was one of the best he has ever tasted so we wanted to try out the place and what they had to offer.

The waiter took notice that I was taking some photos of their Menu and he asked if I wanted a copy of their Menu. He was nice enough to hand me over a photocopied menu of their specialties so I wouldn’t have to contend with the hassle of taking various shots of their Menu. (Plus points for the service!).

Photo collage from my Instagram about this food trip.
Photo collage from my Instagram about this food trip.

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Food Review :Pancake House Rockwell

After our classes came to a close I decided to wait it out for a few minutes until P also finished off his class since he is already in his final stretch of his MBA and is now working on his Term Paper while I had just finished off an educational learning session on Human Resources and Management wherein our Professor tasked us to read  and peruse a couple of chapters in the bulky book. (Ah the life of a student!) haha. 😀

Photo collage I made from our Pancake House night
Photo collage I made from our Pancake House night

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New Hole in the Wall Resto: SALT

After watching the movie called Sex Tape we were starving already since it was kind of late already so we just charged my laptop somewhere, bought some necessities for home and then decided to have dinner somewhere nearby but also budget friendly. (Thanks for thinking about my budgetary constraints Love)

To be honest, we had quite a hard time finding the place despite it being just behind Rockwell since we didn’t really explore into hole in the wall joints. We just heard this was a good place to eat and people were queueing up to be served. This joint is located at 5887 Fermina Street, Corner Enriquez Street, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City to be specfic.

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Lunch at Pepper Lunch

Since class was about to start in a couple of minutes we decided to grab ourselves a quick fix so we went to Pepper lunch since I haven’t really eaten up here before since the last time we were here. Pat was the only one eating and he just gave me some servings of his meal which ended up him splitting his meal into two. Sorry Babe 🙂 Told you I wasn’t hungry.

Their operating hours are from Monday to Sunday at 11am- 10 pm I think. Their meals are quite okay prices range from 200- 500 pesos. At Pepper Lunch diners get to cook their own food over a patented electromagnetic plate that is heated up to 260 degrees Celsius within one minute.  Choice cuts of beef, chicken, pork and salmon are served with rice and vegetables for guests to cook and season using flavors of teriyaki, onion sauce, honey brown sauce (Amakuchi) or garlic soy sauce (Karakuchi)—and that dash of freshly ground pepper to give you that delicious, flavor-filled meal.

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