Geonbae Modern Korean Bar & Grill

Tried something un-commercialized for a change.

Geonbae (건배) actually means “cheers” in Korean.

So why not be happy and merry in this Korean Grill?

There are 2 packages.

The Php499.00

The Php 599.00 package was our choice since it’s a better list.

Initial set of side dishes when we arrived at our table! Good thing we reserved and got there on time! The place was packed, and it was a Wednesday night!

There’s cheese 🧀🧀🧀! The 🐭 in me just attacked!

Aside from the side dishes readily prepared on the table (in the picture above), there’s more that you could order, see below!

From appetizers to main dishes, we may have ordered 80% of the things in the menu!

Yeon Eo (Salmon Sashimi)

Ramyeun (Korean Ramen)

I love this! The ramen’s so tasty.

Galbi Jjim (Beef Stew)

It does look like it’s swimming in oil, but the stew was really good. There’s a lot of beef strips in it too!

Gyeran Jjim ( Steamed Egg)

Who would eat Korean without the steam egg? Get out of here! Take the rice out, but the egg must be present.

Myulchi Bokkeum (Anchovies)

Oh how I missed eating dilis! Go Kizip used to have yummy dilis and I’d be satisfied with that as my only side dish, and then they took it out of the menu! 😥

Anyway, Geonbae’s dilis will do for now. Can eat it to restart your taste buds. I munched on this for the whole night!

Korean Wings

Not a fan of their version, but I tried it anyway. I like my wings the buffalo way, this one’s a little sweet.

And since we were overwhelmed with what we were eating, there were some items that we weren’t able to take photos anymore.

Photos taken from Geonbae’s Official Facebook Page.

More off the grill items below ⬇⬇⬇

Fried Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Saewoo Twigim (Shrimp Fry)

I had loads of this Korean Tempura! Kept on ordering and ordering and ordering…

Kimchi Takoyaki

Wasn’t able to taste it.

Bibimbap

An order of this will make you so full, so better share it with somebody.

Are you full now? We haven’t even started with their meats yet!

Grilling time starts now. Some of their meat are really full of fats, but we wanted to try all. So just grill and remove the fats! Also, after the batch where there were chicken, pork and beef, we tried to order more beef already. Best to order the hanger steak!

Here are some mouth watering photos from Geonbae. Their famous hanger steaks and galbi and beef brisket.

It’s really a matter of preference when it comes to the meat choice. What’s important is that you actually have something to choose from. Unlike other samgyupsal restos, there are real slices of meat here, and not just the scrap ones. 🤐

I would also like to commend the service staff who attended to us that night, even if it was buzzing and they are short staffed, (and raising arms to catch them sometimes got tiring), they still served with a smile and gave us everything we ordered. 🙌

So here we are with our tummies full, thanks to Geonbae!

Heads up, reservations can only be made during lean days. Better call 4298549 first to ensure that you have seats, it could get pretty crowded!

Geonbae is located at 115 Scout Delgado Street, Quezon City!

Parking can be a headache, the owners of the units in front of the resto could kill you with their eyes if you even attempt to park in front of their gates. 😂😂😂 I parked along Tomas Morato and just walk towards Scout Delgado.

Happy eating!

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Flavors of Taiwan

Another hidden restaurant in San Juan found. Flavors of Taiwan specializes in Taiwanese Cuisine.

First time to dine here and there were some hits and misses.

These are what we ordered that night.

Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao’s becoming a staple because it’s one of our daughter’s favorites. Flavors of Taiwan’s version tastes okay. However, the cover breaks easily so the soup spills every too often.

Pork Dumpling

I like this better than the Xiao Long Bao. The meat filling is tastier. The serving size is just right.

Taiwan Sausage Fried Rice

Instead of the usual Yang Chow Fried Rice, order this. The Taiwan Sausages’ sweet salty taste pairs well with the rice.

Fried Kingfish with Mango Salad

Two thumbs up! The Fried Kingfish is so crunchy. The sweet mango sauce complements the fish.

Salt and Pepper Squid

Your usual salt and pepper squid. Lacks the crunchiness, but the squid is tender.

Three Cups Chicken

The chicken tastes fine on the outside, a little bland on the inside though.

There are a lot more items in the menu and we will definitely try them soon.

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Museo ng Sapatos sa Lungsod ng Marikina

Matatagpuan ang Museo ng Sapatos sa Lungsod ng Marikina. Ang lungsod ay nakilala sa paglikha ng magagara at matitibay na sapatos na ang yari ay gaya ng mga sapatos na galing sa ibang bansa.

Nagsimula ang kabuhayang pagsasapatos sa lungsod dahil sa kagagawan ni Ginoong Laureano Guevara o mas kilala sa tawag na Kapitan Moy. Siya ang tinatawag na Ama ng Industriyang Pagsasapatos.

Siya ang kauna unahang naglunsad ng kabuhayang ito sa mga Marikenyo, sa tulong nina Ginoong Tiburcio Eustaquio, Ginoong Ambrocio Sta Ines at Ginoong Gervacio Carlos. Galing sa isang marangyang pamilya, nakabili sya ng sapatos sa Maynila at ginawa itong ehemplo para mapag aralan nila ang paggawa dito.

Noong 1950 ay itinanghal ang Lungsod ng Marikina bilang “Shoe Capital of the Philippines”.

Nakilala ang Lungsod sa paggawa ng matitibay at murang sapatos. Tinatangkilik ang mga sapatos na gawang Marikina magpasahanggang ngayon. Subalit hindi na kasing unlad tulad ng nakaraan dahil sa napakaraming impluwensiya ng mga sapatos na galing sa ibang bansa.

Balikan natin kung paano ang paggawa ng sapatos noon sa pamamagitan ng mga larawang ito.

Hulma

Gamit ng mga Sapatero

Iba’t ibang materyales

Sa loob ng museo ay makikita rin natin ang iba’t ibang klase o disenyo ng sapatos mula sa iba’t ibang panahon.

Narito rin ang mga sapatos ng mga sikat na tao sa lipunan.

Naririto rin sa museong ito ang ilan sa mga sapatos ng asawa ng dating pangulo ng bansa na si Ginang Imelda Marcos. Nakaayos ito ayon sa kulay.

Ang tiket para makapasok sa museo ay 50 piso lamang. Maganda sa ating henerasyon na makapunta at masilayan ang museo para sa karagdagang kaalaman.

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The Makeover Lounge

Everyone needs some pampering, agree? But for practical moms like me, it shouldn’t be too costly. That’s why I am recommending The Makeover Lounge, experience inexpensive, fuss free but first class services here!

The interior makes you feel relaxed. The white walls and blue furnitures will definitely calm you, especially after a stressful day at the office.

Upon entering, you will be greeted by the staff and asked what services you’ll be availing. Since it was a weekday and they were only attending to 1 client, I was immediately seated.

Don’t let these chairs fool you! These are high tech massage chairs. It even comes with a foot spa basin and it comes out with a push of a button! No need for palangganas (plastic basins) to be carried out.

It has its own water jet system too!

There are so many brands of polishes to choose from. From OPI, Revlon to Bench, they have it all. So many colors that I chose to just have the basic red from OPI. 😂

This was me feeling sleepy and super relaxed! Did I tell you that the chairs are massage chairs? All through out my mani, pedi and foot spa session, I was having my back massaged. It felt so good, kneading through my aching back.

After simple joys like this, I am recharged and ready to take on my mommy duties again!

Don’t feel guilty mommies, it is our right to feel pampered once in a while.

The Makeover Lounge is located at 81 Xavier Residences, City of San Juan.

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Ang Huling El Bimbo 2019

One of the best musicals ever!!! First I want to thank my sponsors for our complimentary tickets, thank you so much Ann and Mac! 😘

Ang Huling El Bimbo’s story revolves around 3 friends and their journey in school and in life.

The whole team of Ang Huling El Bimbo made a good musical out of Eraserheads’ songs. Kudos to Mr Dingdong Novenario (writer) and Mr Dexter Santos (director)!

Even the set is amazing.

Eraserheads is the best rockband ever! More than 2 hours of Eraserheads’ music, it brought me back to the 90’s! It feels so amazing to still know the songs by heart!

A short video we took toward the ends of the show! Just can’t help it!

Everyone’s amazing! Shout out to Hector, Emman and Anthony! Of course to Tiyang Dely and Joy! 😘

Ang Huling El Bimbo is about friendship, there may be some tragedy, but there is ultimately forgiveness, hope, new beginning and love.

The look of 2 satisfied viewers!

Please watch it! Definitely worth it!

Ticket Prices as listed on Resorts World Manila’s website ↓↓↓

Ang Huling El Bimbo 2019 officially opened last March 1, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Resorts World Manila.

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Cafe Aquatica

Photo credits to Jan Sy

A trip to Manila would bring you to Divisoria – a shopping haven and Binondo – a food haven!

Divisoria is everything in terms of inexpensive and practical shopping but it’s so stressful and super traffic to go to, so I have an idea on what you can do after your shopping, or maybe even before!

Photo credits to Jan Sy

Head on to Cafe Aquatica! It is located just beside Binondo Church so it’s gonna be easy to find. Even in the midst of Chinatown, once you enter the coffee shop, you will be taken away to a different dimension.

Upon entering the cafe, you’ll immediately be relaxed with the soothing sound and the lighting. The main attraction in this concept cafe are its Patented Underwater Falls Aquariums!

There are 5 aquariums with different designs, but all with underwater falls.

Let me take you to my favorite aquarium and the most coveted spot inside the cafe.

It’s a volcano and instead of lava flowing, there are sand-like particles that are coming out. How it doesn’t float inside the aquarium filled with water remains a mystery. 😉

Here are the other 4 equally beautiful aquariums:

Just looking at the fishies swimming inside the aquariums makes you feel super relaxed already!

And what’s nice is that you could either drink, eat or both inside this cafe! They serve coffee and shakes! They also serve sandwiches, pasta and rice meals! Of course, they also have cakes for sweets lover like me!

First on my list is my favorite Almond Shake concocted by the owner, Kenbert Chua, himself.

Their Nacho Cups are also a favorite! Crunchy thin nachos in a cup filled with ground beef, cucumber and tomato bits.

Kids got their own Double Chocolate Shake, gladly split into 2 by Cafe Aquatica staff!

I also ordered chips for them.

They played their little jenga while sipping their shakes!

And I got to taste the new thing on the menu, Angus Beef Salpicao. I love that it’s super garlicky and that it’s sauteed on olive oil!

Cafe Aquatica’s concept started when its owner, Kenbert, together with his wife, turned a hobby into a full time business. You see, Kenbert is a Champion in Premium Dragon Bettas. He has won a lot of awards here and out of the country.

Photo credits to Kenbert Chua

Outside the cafe is their concept store. They sell these unique underwater falls aquarium and their premium dragon bettas with champion blood lines.

If you want you to check what else they offer, here are some of the items on their menu (photos taken from the official Facebook and Instagram pages of Cafe Aquatica):

I’ll definitely be back one of these days! See you there!

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D-I-Y Car Garage

My daughters love cars and they are all over the floor. So we decided to have a fun time and make a car garage out of a shoebox!

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Materials needed:

Toilet Rolls

Shoebox (large size)

Glue Gun

Paper

Decorative Materials

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Collect Toilet Paper Empty Rolls

Cover Shoebox with plain paper or some decorative paper. Gift wrapper will also do.

These are the cars before the garage!

Just glue the rolls according to size. Stick them one by one on a side of the box. Since the kids have bigger sized cars, we didn’t fill the whole box with rolls. The space on top of the rolls will serve as their parking.

For the fun part, just shoot the small cars inside the rolls.


My little girls are proud of their DIY project!

So there! A fun project you could have the kids do with the littlest of effort. And this took time off their IPad time! 😋

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GoodAh!

Nope, it’s not just lugaw, GoodAh boasts of an extensive menu, rice meals, noodles, congees and they also have desserts and drinks.

They even offer LUGAW REFILL for an affordable Php30.00 if you order any Lugaw variant.

Choose your own chair!

My hubby! 😍

I don’t even remember eating lugaw here at GoodAh at all. But it’s really Good Ah! You should try it!

Arrozcaldo at Php 84.00

Super sulit! Love the bits of chicharon on top. 1 pc of chicken leg. But even without the toppings, I love the taste of the lugaw.

Goto Classic at Php 84.00

Hubby loves it. He even said it’s better than my arrozcaldo. With bits of chicharon, assorted goto, and an egg!

It’s open 25 hours so you’ll always have time to drop by. The place is clean and cozy with its red and white interior.

The branch we visited is located at Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

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