Goto Tendon

Filipinos love to eat – it doesn’t matter what time of the day or night. So there are really restaurants that are open 24/7 or open in the wee hours to cater to these midnight snackers. 😁

Mushrooming in and out of the city, Goto Tendon will surely catch your eye with their bright red logo.

After a night of celebrating a friend’s birthday, with hard liquor taking much of the space in our tummies, our friends and I decided to go to Goto Tendon to eat some hot meal. This is the best thing to do after you get drunk! 😁

Goto Tendon

I sipped some lugaw from my husband’s big bowl of Goto Tendon, and I immediately liked the taste. I am not a fan of Goto and Pares, since I like my lugaw (congee) plain or just with chicken.

Sizzling Tendon

The Sizzling Tendon is a must try also. My friend mentioned that the resto should allow clients to order with or without rice. It’s just like a pica pica you could eat without the rice.

Tokwa’t Baboy

Crunchy lechon kawali goes well with the tofu in Goto Tendon’s version of Tokwa’t Baboy.

Ube Cheese con Niyebe

And of course, last but not the least, my order – Ube Cheese Con Niyebe. This is like a Korean bingsu / Pinoy Halo Halo altogether. Lavender colored, Ube tasting shaved ice topped with cheese and leche flan. Yummy!

One of these days, we are gonna go back and try their silogs (fried rice with egg) and a pares or 2.

Hope to see you in any of Goto Tendon’s many many branches! 😘. You may also visit their Official Facebook Page, Goto Tendon.

The branch we went to was Goto Tendon Scout Tobias.

Happy eating!

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R Cafe and Bar

In the midst of bustling Binondo, a hidden cafe has emerged! Located at the roofdeck of a newly constructed building along Quintin Paredes Street in Binondo Manila, this gem takes you away from the hustle and brings you to a serene place that is R Cafe and Bar.

R Cafe and Bar Logo

It’s the new place in town so we decided to hold our Christmas Party at R Cafe and Bar last December 20, 2019. They have a private function room good for 15 people. The room was spacious enough that we were able to play table games.

Shot during my ocular inspection

This was our group picture inside the function area during the Party.

Game Time!

One of the games we played, separation anxiety

They also have another area that can be booked for private parties.

The food was great. We ordered plated meals for everybody plus a few ala carte orders to share.

Potato Wedges – Dirty Fries – Regular Fries

Chicken Tenders

Nachos

Tofu

Pasta

Bangus

Beef Tapa

Their serving is just right for a plated meal. One person can get filled, especially when you order the meal with one of their coffee drinks.

R Cafe also boasts of a roofdeck open area overlooking the Manila skyline. It’s a nice view to look at regardless if it’s daytime or nighttime.

Here are some more shots. We really enjoyed taking pictures in the al fresco area. Hope there will be live bands performing next time.

I’ll be visiting R Cafe and Bar soon. I just hope they are more organized with their reservations now.

This is a really good place to hang out after a long day at work.

See you there! 😊

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Trip to Kwun Tong

My kids and I took the ferry to go to Kwun Tong.

It was a few minutes ride from the Sai Wan Ho Pier to the Kwun Tong Public Pier.

What to see in Kwun Tong?

⛴️Adidas / New Balance / Nike outlets.

⛴️Beauty shops

⛴️Buildings which house apparel shops, etc.

⛴️APM Mall which houses both international and local brands

Check out the Adventures of Daphne and Denise Vlog #19 for more of our trip to Kwun Tong.

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Maximizing Credit Cards this Holiday (Shopping) Season

Today is December 1 and only 24 days to Christmas! As such, everyone is busy spending and shopping for gifts to family and friends. Some of us like to use cash in purchasing but using credit cards (just make sure to pay fully on due date) is the way to go for me! To maximize these credit cards, we have to take advantage of the different promotions of the credit card brands here in the Philippines!

PNB Cards

Spend as low as Php2,000.00 and you can already get something in return.

I claimed my Large Gong Cha Milk Tea with Pearl Jelly from Gong Cha Philippines yesterday. It’s so easy to claim, you just tell the cashier that you will be claiming your free milk tea from PNB Cards. Show your credit card and they will swipe it, they don’t even need your charge slip anymore.

It’s either this Php95.00 worth of milk tea from Gong Cha Philippines or Php100.00 worth of The SM Store GC.

BDO Cards

Spend a minumum of Php3,000.00 and get Php100.00 worth of GCs.

Once you have your charge slip, it’s better to pre-register and get your codes at the BDO Treats Website. This is to save you time when claiming at the affiliate stores of Bench and at branches of Pancake House.

When claiming, give your card and your charge slips with written codes and wait for them to issue you your GC.

CITIBANK Cards

Spend Php800.00 at National Book Store and get gift cards worth Php150.00.

I haven’t tried this yet but this sure is a good deal. We could buy a lot of school and office supplies over at NBS that could work as Christmas gifts too!

METROBANK Cards

If you have a Metrobank Toyota Mastercard, you could have treats from McDo! Spend of Php2,000.00 gives you McDonald’s treats while a Php3, 000.00 spend will give you an eGC.

Who doesn’t want a McDonald’s treat?

Do take note of each promo’s redemption period. Read the terms and conditions to save you the hassle of arguing with the respective banks.

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Christmas Hacks

It’s one day before December and we are busy getting gifts for our loved ones. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t let our creative juices come in. We could also try to lessen the waste by reusing stuff found in our houses.

These are some of the Christmas hacks we did for this year’s gift giving season.

1) loombands gift tags

I am sure a lot of us has a stash of loombands somewhere in the house. Remember the year it was so IN?

My daughter’s gifts to her classmates are colorful pens and instead of wrapping it with gift wrappers and waste a lot of paper in the process, we thought of just putting mini gift tags on it.

We printed the gift tags on our stash of board papers at home, got the loombands out and voila, we got our own diy loombands gift tags.

2) old travel magazine gift wrapper

Another thing I decided to do is to use old travel magazine’s pages as gift wrappers. The item is a travel luggage tag and what more fitting than using paper with beautiful pictures on it.

3) reusing paper bags

From shopping and gifts from previous years, we have accumulated all sizes of paper bags. So I reused them for this year’s gifts.

Just put on some holiday tags and they are good to go.

I will be updating this post once I think of more Christmas hacks that could benefit not only me but the environment as well.

Thank you for your time! 😘

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EaTogether Food Hall by Vikings

If you have a big family, it’s really hard to decide on what cuisine to eat on a Sunday Family Day. Nothing to fret anymore as Vikings has already introduced EaTogether Food Hall. It’s a one stop fusion food hall with high tech self service ordering and paying counters.

This is not your usual food court, this place is actually a cool hang out place. The interior is very nice. They even have live music during weekend.

They offer different cuisines all in one food hall! And since Vikings is behind this great concept, you can be sure that food is of quality.

HAWKER LANE

Singaporean dishes await you here at Hawker Lane. Their fried rice and crispy noodles are good. The salt and pepper squid is tender and not chewy, the breading is not salty at all.

Salt and Pepper Squid and Fried Rice
Crispy Seafood Noodles
Sweet and Sour Pork with Peaches
Shrimp Pancake
Beef Brisket
Oyster Cake

JUST STEAK A MINUTE

This is where you will get your grilled stuff. The salmon is not proportioned to the rice. The rice is just too much. The salmon’s good though, it’s perfectly grilled and not toasted!

Food Display at Just Steak A Minute
Grilled Salmon
Grilled Pork Belly
Menu

SALAD & DESSERTS

If you want something healthy, you go directly to this stall. They have Salad in Bowls or in Wraps. They also serve bibingka and puto bumbong.

Puto Bumbong

Salad Bowl
Salad Wrap

JEEPNEY AVENUE

Filipino cuisine

L’ITALIANO

Pasta and Pizza carbo loading.

TONG YANG EXPRESS

Seeing those meat balls made me want to get a bowl and create my own shabu shabu meal. I controlled myself since I wanted to try Hawker Lane. Next time maybe.

SECRET CHICKEN

This stall is already closed when we arrived. Their cheesy chicken looks yummy. That’s something to try on our next visit.

MIEN BAO

If you’re craving for noodles and dimsum, this is where you should order.

DRINKS

They also have a separate stall for your drinking needs.

Another good thing about this place is their self service order and payment stations. Very high tech. Just press your choices into the machine and pay via your Vikings load, credit card, debit card or even via PayMaya.

Press press then tap tap! Easy right?

I love the concept of this food hall. Unlike other food halls, their prices are lower and the food they serve tastes good.

This is actually the 2nd EaTogether food hall. The other one is in SM Megamall. This branch is located at the 2nd floor of Uni Mart supermarket building at Capitol Commons.

Follow them on their Facebook page, Eatogether Food Hall, Capitol Commons for more updates.

See you there!

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Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone 21 Day Challenge – Part 2

Cheers to our 2nd week!!!

Day 8 – November 14, 2019 – Goal is 2 miles. Do 2 Miles from the 4 Mile Power Walk Workout

Day 9 – November 15, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do Fast Walk from the Tone Every Zone Workout

Day 10 – November 16, 2019 – Goal os 3 Miles. Do a 3 Mile Walk from the 5K with a Twist Workout – a 5K is 3.1 Miles.

Day 11 – November 17, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do Walk Off Fat Fast Workout.

Day 12 – November 18, 2019 – Goal is 4 Miles!!! Do 4 Miracle Miles!

Day 13 – November 19, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do 1 Mile Walk Party.

Day 14 – November 20, 2019 – Goal is 3 Miles! Do 3 Miles from the Walking Off the Pounds Workout.

1 more week to go and we have accomplished the 21 day challenge. Give yourself a pat in the back for doing so well.

Check out Part 1 of the Challenge.

Check out Part 3 of the Challenge.

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Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone 21 Day Challenge – Part 3

We are almost at the end of our challenge! Congratulations for working out straight for 2 weeks!

Day 15 – November 21, 2019 – Goal is 2 Miles. Do the Throwback Thursday 2 Mile Power Walk with Friends

Day 16 – November 22, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do 1 Mile from the Walk 15 Series.

Day 17 – November 23, 2019 – Goal today is 5 Miles!!! Do 5 Miles and Grab a Fitness Band.

Day 18 – November 24, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do 1 Mile Walk Concert from Miracle Mile.

Day 19 – November 25, 2019 – Goal is 3 Miles. Do the Walk to the Hits Radio Remixes

Day 20 – November 26, 2019 – Goal is 2 Miles. Do the 2 Mile Walk from the Walk Off Fat Fast Workout.

Day 21 – November 27, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Walk with Family.

Congratulations for finishing the 21 day challenge. I am sure you’re pretty proud of yourself too! Because I am proud of myself!

Check out Part 1 of the Challenge.

Check out Part 2 of the Challenge.

Keep on Walking!

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