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Food Trip - Champs Burger

 What can you buy with Php 215 nowadays? A hefty satisfying one full course burger meal at Champs Burger!

Taking Coffee Religiously - Cafe Dominic

I'm on phase 1 of my quarter life crisis and I am endlessly evolving. Experience are great teachers, real friends will keep you up. I'm keeping myself busy with what I've learned from everyday living and I will seek more knowledge and training. Snapshots keeps me going, one reason I can't let go of the very first dslr I own. People say it's quite an old model (a canon 450D, my dearest "Cancan") but who cares? I own it and I'm gonna use it anyway.

For some reason, I've been indulging myself with Photoshop and Lightroom these past few weeks and suddenly came up with another photo watermark.  I'm gonna use this for copyright purposes. Pinterest has been very helpful too, my pinboards helped me a lot to organize the things I love and things I want to see. Inspirations indeed.

Photoblog - Holy Pancake

I cooked Cheesy Pancake last Black Saturday. Little brother says it's delicious, I just wished it was appreciated by somebody else. Oh well.

Jhoysi's Cheesy Pancake

  • 250 grams Maya Original Hotcake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Cowhead Pure Milk
  • Eden Milk Cheese, cut in tiny cubes
  • 1 regular sized egg
  • 1 cup of water
  • A pinch of salt and sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
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Have you noticed my new copyright signature? Heehee. <3

Food Friday - Pinoy YUMMEH Cheap Thrills

Friday is food-a-ma-bob day. If you've been following my blog for quite some time now, you'll know how much I love eating.

Today I want to share my top food cheap thrills which can be found here in the Philippines. As they say, EATING is more fun in the Philippines!

Fried Danggit

Green Mangoes with Bagoong

Grilled Isaw

Longganisang Lucban

Pa-ko (Edible Fern Salad)

Street Cotton Candy

All of the photos above are worth less than $2. :) Cheap thrills makes me really happy.


A Satur-DATE: When Traditional Evolves To Digital

2.25.2012 - The day big sister had her locks digitally permed.

Biggie and I went on our usual catching-up date to U.P. Diliman last Feb. 26, we were (I mean SHE was) in the mood for taking photos. Plus, she just got her locks permed by Beauty Brick Salon - I think she deserves to have a new DP for her Facebook. It was a sunny afternoon.

I was on my usual loose-top, denim shorts, and pair of my EVER RELIABLE green sneakers. The temperature back then was so hot, only proves that summer is already near. Pardon me with the weird smile, my molar tooth is in terrible pain.

And of course, the star of the day. Biggie would have loved her hair the traditional way - long and straight. Good thing she got out of her comfort zone to try something new. See how beautiful her perm is! Her floral dress also matched the sunny weather. I also noticed that biggie, despite the ups and downs a few months ago, is getting back to her happy self again. Whew, big thanks to the ONE up there, His magic works in incredible ways. (~.~)

So the date.

We started our date with a few snapshots. She then took me to Chocolate Kiss Cafe. I later on realized we had our desserts first before we had our main course. Haha.

The Chocolate Kiss' version of Blueberry Cheesecake is love!

My personal choice - tempting Devil! (MMM)

Her choice of Frappe. ;p
I really enjoyed the sweets from Chocolate Kiss Cafe! It gave me a sudden sugar rush despite the toothache and I turned clumsy in a few and look what I just did to myself:

Spilled water on my shorts. Tsktsk! Bad Jhoysi! ;p
But thanks to the weather, the spill on my denims evaporated instantly.

We walked a few more steps just before the sun finally went down,  there are places inside UPD that I haven't visited yet. Would've been better if we crossed the other side of the campus. OWGAD I miss Sefali!
Lola mode. Haha!

For some reason, I suddenly craved for "isaw" (grilled pork/chicken intestines) and I insisted that biggie and I should probably drop by to grab a few sticks. It will never be a UP date without Mang Larry's Isaw.


Mang Larry's Isawan has their own systematic way of order taking. They get the customer's order first, place it in a piece of paper, take the customer's payment, and have it queued for serving.

No wonder they are still a BOX OFFICE HIT in UP Diliman. People from all over the metro visit this place just to buy their famous "isaw".

Biggie waiting.

Me waiting. And covering the swollen face because of toothache. :(

One of the few breakthroughs from Mang Larry - a mic for dispatch! YAY!
Now this surprised me. It was just last year when I visited and after a few months, Mang Larry's Isawan already has an upgrade! Kumikitang kabuhayan indeed!

"Isaw" will never taste as good as this without Mang Larry's dips. My favorite? Spicy vinegar.

Dapit hapon na, BOX OFFICE HIT pa rin! Kudos Mang Larry!

And yet another breakthrough! A digital signage! Pwedeng pwede na talaga magpa-ISO certification si Mang Larry!

As I wrote this entry, I realized something and it all boils down to this: technology has indeed improved people's lives. A drawing of stick figures could turn into a more beautiful imagery with technology on it - just like my sister's digital-permed hair that looks really good on her. Or a traditional business could be more organized and systematic if technology is in it - just like Mang Larry's small business that is still a box office hit on any UPD afternoon.

Don't you think it's about time for me to evolve and give myself an upgrade?


Food Thrift Trip: Kainan Au Gusto

Kainan Au Gusto reminds me of my childhood days staying at my grandparent's house in Bolinao, Pangasinan. The ambiance of this place is rare and different compared to other diners I've visited - the surrounding is full of interesting antique pieces but they are branded as a Class A Carinderia. The area is naturally ventilated (although they have a few pieces of electric fans that you can use if you feel a little hot). Add the set of the classic Filipino music playing in the background, mostly contemporary and folk songs.

I first visited this place a few years ago, I actually thought it's an old antique shop. The moment you set foot on their hallway, you will see different kinds of vintage items for sale. There are some porcelain bowls, drawers, lamps, even old and rare paintings and capiz windows hanging on their wall. Who would have thought that these century -old pieces are just accessories to give way to their food specials?

Kainan Au Gusto serves their food the "turo-turo" way (point as you order says Jane Chua)  in a classy style. You will have the chance to take a sneak peak of the food they serve. Varieties of Filipino dishes are readily available. And the price? Turo-turo price and affordable too!

Spareribs Tausi | Kainan Au Gusto also serve snacks.

Pica-pica (Finger Foods)

Good food is great with Del Monte Pineapple Juice!

My all time favorite Pork Adobo
I regularly eat here, as this place is just a few steps away from my apartment. Waiters and cashiers know me already. They say that Kainan Au Gusto was built by the Dr. Boy Vazquez, owner and founder the famous Cafe Juanita, to serve and cater food to the construction workers working nearby for low prices. 

Kainan Au Gusto is just one of the few hole-in-the-walls here in Kapitolyo Pasig. Definitely a must go food place if you are looking for real value for your money. 

Off - note: They have a clean comfort room by the way. ;p

A little bit of Milk and a little bit of Sun

So you wanna go all day breakfast huh?

Beef tapa, garlic rice and scrambled egg - one of their best sellers

Fresh Orange Juice

Painting from Pinwheels

I just found a new haven that serves tasty all-day breakfast and comfort food in our area. Milky and Sunny is one of the newest restaurants in Kapitolyo Pasig, they just had their store opened last quarter of 2011. It is located at 9 Briggy Hall East Capitol Drive. Believe it or not though the place may seem a little small for big groups, a lot of celebrities have been visiting this place just to taste their UBERLY delicious breakfast treats (e.g. Magalona family, Iza Calsado, Mariel Rodriguez, and more!). Visit their place and enjoy their handcrafted meals and you decide. :)

(c) via Facebook Fan Page Milky and Sunny

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Come forth for comfort: MON-SUN, 7AM-10PM at 9 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig. Happy Eating!

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