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Last Week in Photos

Just let the good vibes coming!!! I so love last week!

PdP Blogger Hangout

It has been months since I was with PdP in an event, and this is already their third blogger hangout! Always a pleasure going to PdP’s events because they’re fun, and you really cannot run out of stuff to talk about. Plus, I love that these events are not-your-usual-events and is more intimate than others. I think it’s a good example how brands should conduct their events.

Video by the Nomad Manager

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Toe in Manila with Hanna and Pebbles

I will have to say that the last centavo of what seemed to be my measly savings went to my Toe ticket. No regrets though! I haven’t been in a rock concert, much more in a post-rock concert, and Toe was such a great band to watch and experience!! I wish I can show you how the drummer looked like when he was spacing out and just banging on his drums – he was so surreal! But unfortunately, even point-and-shoot cameras weren’t allowed. REALLY TERNO PRODUCTIONS? WHY?!

Video grabbed from a random Youtube-r, hehe

The Hunger Games with Team DGNTY

And yes, the most awaited film of the quarter IMHO hit the big screens last week!! And I have to thank Hunger Games Philippines for the superb seats! I really don’t wanna spoil but there were so many good scenes, excellent even – and it was the best book-to-film adaptation there is, so far! The casting, the production design, the cinematography, the editing, the costume design, what else?! It’s so perfect, it deserves a repeat watch this Thursday!!! See you, fangirls!

EXO dance practice with Toff and Miko

And… I am trying to dance again… Hey, no judgment, I really used to dance, some five years ago! But that’s a long time already haha, so it really helped that Toff and Miko were really patient when I didn’t get the steps easily. I really missed dancing, and was really planning to enroll in a studio this summer. At least I get to start shedding off some rust now, hehe.

Honestly, all my muscles now are like on strike. Even just lifting a glass of water hurts my whole arm… THE WHOLE ARM, I TELL YOU! Am not complaining, but is that how long I’ve been without real physical activity? I better start getting used to this, lawlz.

But indeed, it was still an epic of a week!!!
Still felt like my birthday week, tbh.

PdP Blogger Hangout v3.0

PdP Blogger Hangouts are the best!!! This is one of my favorites when I was still with Punchdrunk Panda! And I was really touched when Nica and Jen asked me to come to their latest one *sheds a tear*. I super miss hanging out with the PdP team, the bloggers… and I can’t pass up for the yummy grub *insert wide grin here*

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Thysz and I were a bit late, and they were already done introducing PdP’s latest skimmers. But we still got to see them, as worn by the bloggers already. Here’s a sneak peek —

The blogger hangout was held at Pipino, the vegan counterpart of Pino at Teacher’s Village. It’s just near work, so I really can’t say no to them :)

DSC_0078Garden Burger. I was told that this was made with banana heart and I was really amazed because it really taste so good. It’s a bit dry, but it’s still fine.

DSC_0079Lots of sidings!!! I love the potato wedges — forever a potato fan!

DSC_0084The Green Tea and Choco Peanut Butter cupcakes are totally to die for… And mind you they are vegan and aren’t made with eggs and milk. My taste buds are confused!

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DSC_0083Jen, explaining herself hehe

DSC_0085Creative menu by none other than Alessandra Lanot

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DSC_0088Nica showing off the postcards that come with the skimmers

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DSC_0090I LOVE THE HIGH CEILING!!

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DSC_0096Pretty girls: Ral, Charlene, Gela, and Helga.

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DSC_0099I miss the PdP team…

DSC_0101Nica, I’ll make this my profile picture aah, haha!

DSC_0102The very talented Alessa

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DSC_0106Robbie, Moi, Nica, Jen, Lois, Selena, Alessa, Raleene, Charlene, Gela, Pauline, Helga, and Thysz

DSC_0108Oh they’re a happy bunch 

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DSC_0113And post-lunch hangout at Moonleaf!!!

Thanks to PdP for the very fun day!

Pre-birthday Dinner at Adarna

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The Jen Aquino never fails to surprise me every year. Can’t emphasize more that she really spoils me. Thanks girl, for this. Oh, excuse the smile *wide grin*

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Dinner at Adarna was planned though. But still there are more surprises ahead of dinner. We originally planned to go to Makati for Little Tokyo, but then again Adarna  is just near, and we were just around QC for the whole night. Will not regret dining here though.

DSC_0923Eating with this as background, I feel like I’m in a 19th century Baluarte.

DSC_0925You can never grow bored with this girl. There’s just too much happiness (and gayness) in her.

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I’ll start with telling everyone that Adarna doesn’t taste usual. But it’s tricky how it’s so pleasant to my taste buds. Take this Pinapaitan soup for example. I don’t usually see this in the soup portion of the menu of other restaurants. The usual bitter bile taste of this dish was mellowed by a little sweetness and a bit more spice (I was too happy to identify what makes) and it just tasted extra special. Jen was skeptical when I ordered this, but she was the one who almost finished her bowl!

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I was really in a mood for sinigang, so when I saw Siningang na Sugpo in the menu, I instantly shrieked silently in excitement. My parotid glands were so ready for the tangy sour tamarind, when a less familiar taste hit the throat. Kamias was definitely used for this dish. I got a little disappointed because I was so ready for the sampaloc, but just little and I really had no time to  sull. With the shrimp and kamias fighting for my attention, how can I? Another thing I liked about it is how the shrimp almost disintegrates in the soup – proof how painstakingly slow it was cooked.

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Jen ordered the Leyte Humba which really reminds me of my family’s Estofado (what with the sweet and salty taste and fried saba.) It was good but I beg this dish to forgive me because all I really can think about was the Sinigang haha.

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This one’s helluva birthday drink! Felicidad will really bring the happiness in you – rhum, cream, milk, eggs and vanilla swimming in ice! My dining partner didn’t like the adventure in this one, but it sure brought me happy vibes. I’ll probably can go back here for this alone. And probably ask to add more rhum though :P

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This chocolate cake was given on the house by Chef Giney of Adarna. Awwwww, I was so touched that I couldn’t help myself from shrieking and looking around for Chef to hug her. She’s just so sweet!!! And this too – in perfect contrast with the mango jam (I can’t describe it haha)

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And Jen, being competitive, got me salted caramel ice cream. Ah the perks of being a birthday boy/gay. Haha! All I can say with this scoop of salted happiness is that I know for myself it’s homemade!!!

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If anything, Beth Angsioco greeting me personally for my birthday was a real treat also! Sucha fanboy here, sarreh! Can’t wait for my next Adarna dinner!

Adarna Food and Culture
119 Kalayaan Ave., Quezon City
926-8712; +639179618113
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