Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scent to be

When I went to MiniSo in search of a spray bottle, I saw an interesting set of scents in one area.

In particular, there were scents named after the signs of the zodiac. Among the lot, there were only 2 zodiac signs left, and they were positioned side-by-side on the shelf.

Here are the signs and scents:

Definitely a good combination.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hey Mr. DJ!

Thanks to Google, I got a tutorial on being a DJ!

It turned out to be quite fun. So fun, I'd like to try it IRL.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Street food

Yes, more food.

This weekend, I went to the Uniqlo store in U.P. Town Center in search of a nice pair of chinos. (They didn't have any.)

Since I was already in the area, instinct and a grumbly tummy brought me to U.P. Diliman. The craving for the street food that I used to eat as a student was just too strong.

And what was on today's menu?

Fish balls and dynamite sticks, of course!

Let's not forget dessert - ice cream in a bun!

As I messaged D' Frendz, street food from U.P. will never grow old.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

See food!

This was definitely one of the highlights from this week's trip to Davao. Cheap, fresh and delicious seafood!

Would you believe that a big chunk of tuna is just P300! And it was enough to feed 8 of us!

I'll definitely be back, if only for this.

Friday, August 11, 2017

FMM: A timely Expose

There's a great thing about having a team with 50% of the members from the same generation. We all equate Friday with Friday Magic Madness.

So, whenever Friday arrives, everyone talks about singers from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and we all get to reminisce together.

Today was a 90s kind of day, and the conversation led to girl groups, after all, this was the Spice Girls era. While the Spice Girls pretty much eclipsed everyone, there were a number of groups that shone bright, thanks to their memorable music.

One of my favorites, the group called "Expose." And even if the name doesn't sound that familiar, I'm sure their song is:

"Never get over you" was one those songs that they'd play on the air whenever the show was about love advice and heartache. Think "Love Notes by Joe D' Mango." For the millennials, this is what they call a "hugot song."

Just shows that Expose was way ahead of its time.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

My nephew is larger than life!

He's actually billboard sized!

I saw 2 billboards of Kurt in downtown Davao:

And some at the airport:

I wonder if he'll be mobbed when he goes there.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I Kid(apawan) you not!

There's always a thrill when you visit a place for the first time.

On this trip, we went from Davao to North Cotabato - Kidapawan City to be exact.

Kidapawan, according the Prichy, is the "City of Fruits." The monicker came from the fact that a lot of the region's produce is from there, and the fruits they grow are more flavorful. It must be in the soil, or the way they grow it.

We had breakfast at the hotel just in front of the City Municipal Hall. So, I quickly skipped to the other side of the street and checked out their White-House-inspired edifice. It's really nice! And around it, they have a park, an amphitheater and a market. Nifty!

I like how the city has kept its provincial charm, but still with touches of progress. It's like being in a place where the old and new come together.

It's my first time here, and after experiencing Kidapawan for a few hours, I think it won't be my last.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Davao deux

After a few months, I'm back in Davao!

The last time I was here, it was for a wedding. Now, I'm back for work.

It turns out, it's the Kadayawan Festival next week! The atmosphere is so festive already, and according to our driver, it's going to be one of the biggest yet.

We should've scheduled our Davao trip to next week!

Monday, August 07, 2017

It never grows old...

I'm not talking about the Lola, of course.

I'm talking about seeing our commercial on-air!

I've been in the biz for more than 20 years, but this still gets me everytime!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Perfect Thai-ming

It's been a while since I've been to BKK, and lately, my tastebuds have been looking for their milk tea.

Luckily, Chatime introduced their seasonal flavors just in time!

I've tried it this weekend, and it's legit!

New milk tea addiction, coming up!