OMG! You GOTO BELIEVE!

This place is literally a hole in the wall somewhere in Mandaluyong City.  It’s late and we came from shopping (I think!) and hubby needed a quick bite.

The photo above is so eye-catching!  I had to wait for the other customers to leave so that I could get a shot without their heads. Haha!

Their menu has quite all the things you would want to eat.  So many choices that it makes your head spin!  Check it out!

 

Hubby chose to have the OMG Wet Goto!  It’s a goto with 10 toppings – in alphabetical order: Adidas, Bituka ng Baboy, Chicharong Bulaklak, Chicken Liver, Crispy Wonton Wraps, Dilis,  Hard Boiled Egg, Isaw ng Manok, Tenga and Xbox!  What the heck is Xbox?  Oh, it’s pig blood which was previously called Betamax.

Oh by the way, they have an additional ingredient aside from those 10! Lots and lots of Sili!

According to hubby, it’s so filling because of all the toppings.  But it’s too spicy that you couldn’t taste the GOTO anymore!

 

As for me, since it’s already late and didn’t want to stuff myself anymore, I satisfied my cravings for a Lumpiang Conservative!  Yeah, funny name isn’t it?  It is Crispy Vegetable Spring Roll and I love it!  It’s really crispy and their sawsawan (sauce) is tasty too!

They also have Lumpiang Bold, literally Lumpiang Hubad which was out of stock already!

If it wasn’t too late, I would have tried their Doctor Kwek-Kwek (Quail Eggs), Pak na Pakpak (Wings), Calamares, Salted Egg Chicken Skin and their Bagnet-o!  Could have ordered a Rootbeer Float or a Coffee Float!  Or maybe a refreshing dessert drink Lecheng Avocado Shake!

Since it’s goodbye for now, time to pay and leave a tip and shoot it in their Believe ako sa’yo Tip Can!

GOTO Believe got its name from a movie with the title Got To Believe.  They serve GOTO so you get it!  It can be found in 640 San Rafael St, Brgy Plainview, Mandaluyong City.

 

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Marugame Udon @ U.P. Town Center

Fastest line ever!

Glad to have fallen in line for a brief 8 minutes to be able to experience Marugame Udon!

GAME? GAME!

 

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Ippon Yari – Authentic Japanese Restaurant

There’s a hidden gem along Real Road in Calamba, Laguna.

Ippon Yari boasts of an extensive menu which offers everything Japanese from Soba, Udon, Ramen, Sushi, Sashimi, Gyoza, Dons, Beers and so much more.

We were just in time for their 11am opening. This branch is so spacious.

They also have this kind of seating to enhance your Japanese experience.

This Japanese restaurant is also home to Japanese employees working at a nearby factory. They get their fix here and I think the ambiance and the food make them feel right at home.

They also have Japanese magazines and Manga books to keep you entertained while waiting for your food.

Now, let’s discuss their food. Their price is way affordable than other Japanese restos.

Shrimp Okonomiyaki

Japanese pancake with shrimp, asked them to separate the sauce – mayo and katsu. This is so good!

Charashi

Raw set for my husband. Quality of the sashimi is good.

Chasumen

This ramen is a little salty to our taste. But the meat is very very tender.

Gyoza

Get this for 100 pesos only when you order together with a Ramen. Love the gyoza. It’s filled with veggies, pork meat and seafood.

Tempuradon

I love their Tempura! From tip to tail, there’s shrimp! Crunchy even if there’s sauce all over it.

Tempura Udon

Daughter asked for an Udon and she finished the whole bowl. Just like the Ramen, the soup’s a little salty to our taste.

There’s more to try on their menu so will definitely be back.

The service is good and for me, that’s an important factor whether to visit a restaurant again!

Ippon Yari also has branches at Sta Rosa, Laguna and at Malvar, Batangas.

Happy eating!

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Thanks Traveloka!

I am not sure if I have announced here that I won at one of Traveloka’s Facebook hashtag games a few months ago!

I am an avid fan of Traveloka as I almost always book our hotels and airline tickets through it! Not only is it convenient and hassle free, it’s also cheaper than most travel booking companies. They always have these promos which slashes the prices by a few hundreds.

So back to my winning, since I booked my Taiwan hotel and airfare through Traveloka and they have this advertisement about a couple dealing with everyday life stress and a break, or a vacation rather, is all they need, I immediately thought of what me and hubby just went through. The Taiwan vacation we had is a breather for both of us.

I posted what I felt and that it also happened to us and my answer got picked by Traveloka and it was featured on their page.

This was my comment!

And then, I got picked!

This was the feature Traveloka made. Just like us, you may also want a breather too!

Traveloka gave me Php3000.00 Travel Voucher for my #TravelokaBestTripEver entry! Amazing right? Traveloka is the B.E.S.T!

See more of our staycation in the next few days! ❤

Merry Christmas! 🎄

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Romantic Baboy

Sharing my experience with the newly opened Romantic Baboy at NS Amoranto (Retiro).

Waiting is not a problem, they have a lot of monobloc chairs outside. And they also have a big air cooler outside.

Since my friends and I haven’t seen each other for so long, we didn’t mind the waiting. As long as it’s not hot and we’re seated. 😉

I took some shots immediately after being seated. Even the plate has words written on it. I love the cute design. 🌹🐷

4 kinds of dipping sauces.

Side dishes for you to munch on while meat’s still cooking.

The oh so clean grilling station with the spaces on the sides for melting cheese and cooking egg.

Now, let’s get the game going with the meat!

They serve the meat on a chopping board etched with Romantic Baboy’s name.

Super thinly sliced beef though.

I also love the Galbi.

Bulgogi tastes so good.

Called for so many orders of cheese. Love the cheesy goodness of beef wrapped in melted cheese.

Overall, the ambiance is good. Unlike other samgyupsal resto, Romantic Baboy actually thought if its interior. Too bad wasn’t able to take photos.

However, due to the influx of people eating, service wasn’t that efficient. You have to wait for a while before someone attends to you. Maybe they lack manpower too. And because they are too tired, they are not very friendly also. I do understand but somehow, managing a smile will make a big difference, especially when customers actually waited for more than half an hour or more to get a seat.

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Enchanted Kingdom

The thought of going to Enchanted Kingdom brings back childhood memories. The first time was with my family. I remember getting soaked in the water ride then getting dried under the heat of the sun while riding a swan. Pictures with my now gone dad wearing his trademark neon sando with a bulging tummy. Yeah, that’s a very vivid memory.

The last time I went to EK was during college with my blockmates, and that was about 16, 17 years ago!

And even if I’m already 37 this year, who said I couldn’t enjoy EK once more. I love thrilling rides and this is also a way to bond with my work family.

Upon entering EK, Mr Wizard is there to welcome us!

Some other theme park mascots were also in the area for photo op.

My baby in the branch is super happy, it’s her first time!

Passed by Boulderville which is kids’ area. Didn’t get to explore this area anymore.

We went straight to an extreme ride which is the EKstreme! It gets you to the top then drops you abruptly! Sure can feel that my heart was left up in the sky.

To stabilize our heart rate, we rode a mini roller coaster, Roller Skater. 😁

Up next, the famous Anchors Away. The ship sways back and forth!

One of the my most favorite rides here in EK, the Jungle Log Jam!

It has 2 slides which the log you are riding will slide to. The first slide is lower then the other one is higher and steeper!

Before we head on to lunch, half of the group decided to ride the Ultimate Roller Coaster, the Space Shuttle.

This roller coaster goes forward then backward. It has a few 360 degree loops which will make you feel like you are floating!

Excited while in line!

Thought the Air Race ride was nothing, we were wrong! The planes which turns 360 degrees made all of is dizzy after. Imagine your seat turning 360 vertically while the whole machine was turning 360 horizontally!

After this ride, we decided to take a break and have lunch and take a nap to recharge and make the dizziness go away.

Once we have recovered, we went to the 4D Theatre. They are showing Ice Age.

Our glasses are on!

After watching amd having some snacks, the long wait was about to begin at Rio Grande Rapids.

Feel real water rafting adventure here. You are sure to get wet!

We came prepared with our ponchos!

And after the ride, we were fprtunate enough to see a rainbow. 🌈🌈🌈

Decided to have fun with these not so scary kuyas. 😁

The day turned into night. Lights already on for the rides.

Wanted to dry off ourselves after the Rapids, so we need the Flying Fiesta! This ride swings you around and it feels go good.

Didn’t ride the Wheel of Fate anymore. It would have given us an amazing view.

The Disk O Magic spins you left and right. Be sure to hold on tight!

The last on our EK trip is the Agila. This 3D ride will tour you around the beautiful places in the Philippines as if you’re riding and flying on an Agila.

Before heading home, we had a few photos inside EK to commemorate our trip.

Our final photo outside EK. So much happiness when you are with happy and fun people!

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Atom Bar + KTV

Chanced upon a newly opened bar and ktv when we left Cafe I’m Here, which was just beside it.

Atom Bar + KTV is located at 3F CTTM Square, 68 Timog Avenue corner Tomas Morato Avenue Quezon City.

We toured around the place when it was still closed and boy, the place was amazing! Totally different from your usual ktvs.

Starting with the main bar.

They even have special beer pong tables!

Photo from Atom Bar FB

I also love that they have a separate smoking area. This means that smoking is not allowed in the bar.

They also have VIP rooms with different themes!

Inside these VIP rooms, you could either have a movie night and watch your favorite movies / series with your family or friends or belt your go to songs!

Let me show you around!

VIP 1 is the Pink Gold Room

The girls will feel special and dainty and of course, pretty in this room!

Photo from Atom Bar FB

VIP 2 is the Camping Room

I love this room! Already thinking of bringing my team here!

There are tents installed, fairy lights and artificial grass for that camping feel. Bean bags look so comfy, just the right mood to chill and enjoy the night!

Photo from Atom Bar FB

VIP 3 is the 360 Room

Looks futuristic and feels futuristic.

Photo from Atom Bar FB

VIP 4 is the Barbie Room

Larger room complete with comfy couches with a Barbie collection in the middle of the room.

Photo from Atom Bar FB

VIP 5 is the Blue Pink Room

Another room for the larger group. That blue couch sure is inviting!

Photo from Atom Bar FB

VIP 6 & 7 are the Loft Rooms

Two more rooms for large groups of people, feels like you’re just crashing

into the unit of your friend! You can be emo and just look out the window and enjoy the city view!

Photo from Atom Bar FB

All rooms have 65 inches Flat Screens!

So if you’re already thinking of having a party here, especially that Christmas get together, check their packages ↓

Photo from Atom Bar FB
Photo from Atom Bar FB
Photo from Atom Bar FB

Can’t wait to experience Atom Bar + KTV!

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Kandle Cafe

Unique concept, cool vibe and very relaxing atmosphere, this is what Kandle Cafe can offer you!

This coffee shop is different from your usual coffee place, it’s not cramped, it’s totally spacious!

For photo addicts like us, the statement wall is the bomb! I love the vintage knick knacks displayed here.

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