The Sunday Currently Vol. 9

It’s June 12! Philippine’s Independence Day!

I don’t have much to say but I’m doing this because it’s a Sunday once again. 🙂

Reading

I haven’t done any reading this past few days.  I was pretty occupied with gaming that’s why I haven’t read anything interesting. 

Listening

My current earworm is Randomantic by James Reid. Specifically the part “Haharanahin kita, san man tayo magpunta, yung tipong kahit wala lang
O kaya biglang may breakfast in bed, just to keep you interested
Lahat ay dahil wala lang (wala lang)
I just wanna do simple random things to say “I love you”
Ohh ohh I love you”

Thinking

Thinking about the big move on the 32nd floor, bills to pay for the upcoming payday and how this week will turnout. Overthinking? Yes.

Smelling

I can smell some fruity scent in the room.

Wishing and Hoping

STILL Wishing and Hoping that this week would be more productive and less stressful. I hope I’ll be able to survive the working week without slacking or getting tired of going to work.

Wearing

Wearing a black spaghetti-strapped dress and a pair of shorts because we’ll be sleeping in a few hours.

Loving

Loving that I was able to finish my misschesca‘s featured images and tags!! That means, I only have to re-calibrate my tags for this blog and hopefully, Ino can help me out with the theme soon. 🙂

Wanting

 I want to rest some more ’cause all I did was clean the house and not really take a rest. 😦 I also want this week to be less stressful, more enjoyable and remarkable, and more interesting.

Needing

Needing more napkins! JK. 🙂 Groceries! I need to buy toiletries. I need to paymy bills in full. I also need to pamper myself but I still don’t have the means. 😥 And, Oh! I still need an extension of my weekend. 

Feeling

Feeling mixed emotions. I’m tired, sleepy and hungry.

Clicking

Clicking through SiddhaThornton’s link up, my previous TSC, and James Reid’s Randomantic lyrics link

How about you? What are you doing? Link up & share your Sunday Currently on Sidda Thornton’s blog.:)

The Sunday Currently Vol. 8

Woah! Where did the time go? It’s Sunday again (in another part of the world!) It’s practically a Monday, 1:46 AM, but because I forgot to make my Sunday Currently and I’m not yet sleepy, I decided to make one for fun.

Reading

I’m still reading The City of Bones. I’m on Chaper 11 which is a chapter about Magnus Bane. I just finished reading polandbananasBOOKS‘  Shadowhunters TV series review and her reactions about how stellar The Mortal Instruments series is made me want to read more and explore the downworlders’ world.

Listening

The vibrations of the electric fan and the humming of the air conditioner are still keeping me company at this hour.

Thinking

Thinking about how the week will turn out. We have a whole day workshop tomorrow and it sucks. Basically, I’m thinking about the coming work week and I can’t wait for the next weekend. 

Smelling

I can smell my hair conditioner because I just took a shower a few minutes ago.

Wishing and Hoping

Wishing and Hoping that this week would be more productive and less stressful. I hope I’ll be able to survive the working week without slacking or getting tired of going to work.

Wearing

Wearing a short black nightgown because we’ll be sleeping in a few hours.

Loving

Loving that I was able to finish my backlogs and that I’m on page 10 of misschesca. That means, I only have 3 pages left to edit before I move on to this site’s tags. :))

Wanting

Wanting for this week to be less stressful. I want more time to relax. I need more time to enjoy and just stare at nothingness and worry less about life.

Needing

Needing more motivation to go to work. Seriously, I’m getting bored with how redundant and habitual my work is becoming. 

Feeling

Feeling relieved because I have already uploaded the photos that I was meaning to post. Although, the reviews were a little sabaw, but at least I was able to finish it. 🙂

Clicking

Clicking through SiddhaThornton’s link up, my WordPress.com account, my previous TSC, polandbananasBOOKS’ Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and Facebook page and my google search about Magnus Bane’s chapter in The City of Bones. 

How about you? What are you doing? Link up & share your Sunday Currently on Sidda Thornton’s blog.:)

KOREAN FOOD: Kyochon Chicken and Mr. Park’s

Woohoo!!! This is the last entry for my backlog! I’m so glad that I’m finally free from it!! :))

For this post, I will be talking about the ever famous Kyochon Chicken and Mr. Park’s! Both restaurants serve delicious Korean food. Once again, this is not a paid advetisement. 

I will start with Mr. Park’s first. (Redundant ba?)

I’ve heard about Mr. Park’s from my colleagues, Abba and Cara. They said  that they frequent Mr. Park’s after our shift just to buy some pastries or coffee. They also mentioned that the food is affordable and delicious. They also suggested that we try Mr. Park’s Bingsu.

It was the night when I drank with three of my male colleagues at Metrowalk. Since I’m not that close to them, I felt very awkward and nervous to hangout with them. It’s a good thing that Ino was on his way to Metrowalk to fetch me. I drank 4 bottles of San Mig Light and felt a little dizzy. Ino also drank a couple of bottles and had a couple of cigarettes because my colleagues are smokers too. I understand how he feels and I know that it’s just for that night, so I let him smoke.

After some chitchat and another round of beer, we decided to go home.

However, we didn’t go home yet. Because as we were strolling around Emerald avenue, we spotted Mr. Park’s and decided to give it a try.

We ate some bread and sandwiches to keep us sober. We also ordered the Fruit Bingsu that Abba and Cara were talking about. It was actually nice.

The ambiance was very chic and classy. The food looks gourmet and the staffs were very friendly and accommodating. According to their staff, Mr. Park’s is open 24/7. 🙂

It was very nice. However, the Bingsu that we ordered was not the exact Bingsu that I have in mind. I thought that it would be like Cafe 7ate9, which was creamy and sweet. However, since it’s composed of fruits, the sourness of some of the fruits affected the taste of the Bingsu. (Haha! What am I saying?) It’s 2:25 AM. I’m sorry.

Probably, it was because I’m expecting a heavenly taste. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as heavenly as it was supposed to be. Or I just have a high expectation on things.

I was able to take some photos but my phone’s battery died in the middle of my picture taking. 😦 I also have some photos in Ino’s phone but he hasn’t sent it to me yet.  I’ll just update this soon, okay?

So, here’s the beautiful place of Mr. Park’s:

Mr. Park’s Bread & Cake is located at Garnet Street Corner F. Ortigas Jr, Ortigas, Pasig City. Please visit them as soon as you can! 🙂


I’ve been hearing about Kyochon Chicken from my students because of its famous Chicken and beer (Chimaek) and it got me curious about how it tastes like.

Unlike Filipinos who like to eat chicken with rice, Koreans usually eat their chicken with beer. I have tried the  Yangnyum Chicken in Seoul (Korean Restaurant in Escriva) and it is by far the best chicken that I’ve ever had. Even their plain fried chicken is very delicious!

I was very giddy when Ino agreed to eat at Kyochon in SM Mega Mall. Since I’m such a curious cat, the thought of eating at a famous Korean restaurant where my students can actually relate to, made me really happy.

I became much happier when he ordered Tteokbokki and Hotteok for dessert. 🙂 Oooh, I’m becoming hungry again.

Anyway, here’s what we ordered:

 

 

The Tteokbokki and the Hotteok are really nice. I enjoyed the sweetness of both dishes! I enjoyed it too much that I ended up having a terrible toothache afterwards.

The chicken was pretty small but they have an explanation for that. It was okay. It was a little similar with Bonchon but I prefer Kyochon’s snacks and desserts more. I love Froyo (Frozen Yogurt) though.

I would like to go back to Kyochon and try another dish if I will have another chance. Hmmm… this is not a good time to get hungry. Time check 2:11 AM. :))

Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters

Ino and I embraced May with drama (just like always!) May is my favorite month aside from October. I dunno what has gotten me. It could be because we’ve been going out week after week and I felt restless or it’s just me.

We were scheduled to leave on May 30 for LaborQuezon.

Whenever Ino and I go to his hometown, I have this awkward feeling of wanting to go but also wanting to rest. I dunno if it’s because I’m too shy to be around his family or if it’s just really a crazy week and I need to rest or whatnot.

I guess, it was also because I was thinking of my backlogs that I need to publish in my blog. I also think that it’s a combination of everything.

What am I afraid of? What am I hesitating about? I really don’t know.

It has been a habit of mine to be with Ino most of the time. I seldom visit my family because of personal reasons. Perhaps I just miss being around them. That’s why it was depressing when Ino and I fought recently.

Being with his family is another story. They are nice and friendly towards me. They have a harmonious relationship. It’s actually okay to be with them. However, I often want to be alone and just do my hing. I’d rather be facing my phone or laptop and being online rather than be outside and go places.

It’s true though that I want to travel or be somewhere to experience summer as summer. However, with our financial constraints and all, I understand that we couldn’t just do that now.

Sometimes I’m thinking differently than Ino and he was thinking about other things while I’m being emotional about myself, my life and my own world. He actually wants to unwind with me that’s why he invited me to Quezon Province to be with his older sister, Ate Pilar.

I was struggling with work at that time. It was not a great weekend for me and I was not 100% okay. I wasn’t sure if I can deal with his family at that time, but he wants me to be there. At that time, I felt that I’m at my lowest point. I was hoping that he could understand but because we weren’t thinking about the same thing, we had an argument about going or not going. However, since I do not have a choice at that time, I went along with his plans and just kept quiet the whole day.

I was having my own version of my tantrums when we decided to eat at Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters. It is located in SM Light Mall in Mandaluyong City.

This was my second attempt to take some photos using my Sony Camera.

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I was not really in the mood to eat because I was still sulking about going with him. However, since it was almost lunch time. I was not really thinking of anything or expecting anything at that time. My mindset at that time was to go home and worsen our fight or to just let him do whatever he wants.

Since I wasn’t really in the mood to do anything, I just decided to take some pictures and eventually write about the experience. It was also my first time to go to SM Light Mall so to make it more memorable, I took the chance to take some pictures and savor the food.

We were actually quite curious about how Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters food taste like. The first time we saw it was when we were waiting for the train in MRT Boni Station when we were heading to Cubao. We just remembered it while we were looking for J.Co Donuts in SM Light Mall.

Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters has a fast food feel to it. The place looks affordable because the chairs and the interior look simple. The food was quite budget friendly too. However, they have small servings for appetizers or snacks. Their chicken croquette also looks like chicken nuggets because it is quite small. I was quite disappointed with how it was presented. Honestly, I was quite expecting that I’d get a different experience from this restaurant because it was owned and established by a Chef.

I guess I should go back to this place and order something else. I might give the chicken croquette another try if the serving will be bigger next time.

I will give this restaurant a 3.


So, after dining in at Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters, Ino and I went to SM Mega Mall and bout the donuts for his sisters. We also went to Cubao Bus Terminal to take the bus to Pulilan.

It was almost labor day and the traffic was piled up because of the pre- elections assemblies in different cities. The cue of people in the bus station was more frustrating than I was already feeling at that time. It heightened my frustration and it really made me want to go home. My anxiety was building already at that time. Ino was already telling me that we can go home if I want to.

I don’t know what has gotten me but we still stayed. I tried to deviate my attention from everything that I’m feeling because I know that I’m making it hard for him. I eventually tried to keep up with him. I was just lucky that he wasn’t also mad or irritated at that time.  We eventually had a lighter trip on the way to Bulacan.

World Street Food Congress 2016

Ino and I celebrated our 83rd Monthsarry at the World Street Food Congress 2016 at BGC, Taguig.

I am clueless about what the event would be like. First, I thought that the food congress, having the word “World” in the title would suggest that we’d get to eat different kinds of food all over the world. I was excited with the idea that I will be able to try some Korean street foods but lo and behold, there wasn’t any Korean food on that day.

Second, I didn’t have any idea on what the congress would be like. I imagined that it would be located indoors and that it would be inside a mall or a building or something. Surprise, surprise!! It was an outdoor event.

Well, that’s what you get from not reading anything or making a research about where you’re going ahead of time. In my defense, Ino just told me that we’re going to this place a few days before the event and I’m not exactly sure about what to expect. I guess, I wasn’t really paying attention when he was telling me about it.

It was already afternoon when we arrived. We walked from Market! Market! to McKinley and we were greeted by the long cue of people. We eventually found our way to the end of the line and after a few minutes were able to get in.

We got a free bottle of Listerine when we arrived. Then I got to take tons of photos using my new Sony camera!! I was very happy that I got to try it for the first time. It really made me feel like a blogger! Hahahaha! :))

So, we took some photos here and there and we looked around for the dishes that they were serving. Unfortunately, there isn’t any Korean stall. 😦 It was such a let down but it was still a good experience.

There were a lot of people in the food congress, there’s always a long cue for each stalls. Some stalls closed early because they were already sold out. The price range for the food costs around P150-250 depending on the kind of food that you are ordering.

We get to taste different variety of dishes from meals to snacks. Unfortunately, the bagoong chicken didn’t make the cut because it didn’t work for us.

Here’s a funny story…

While we were eating our food, there was a band on the stage. Actually they were just an acoustic duo. Upon hearing Silent Sanctuary, I (being the gullible person that I am) thought that it was really Silent Sanctuary singing on the stage. So, I took several photos of them until I realized that they just meant that the previous song that they sang was a cover of Silent Sanctuary’s Sa’yo. I was very embarrassed at that time because I even told Ino that it was SS but it actually wasn’t.

Anyway, we just enjoyed the music because they didn’t invite other guests at that time. I think they were more focused on the food and profit that they haven’t thought of inviting a band. (Even an indie band to perform!!)  It was actually a let down.

The acoustic duo also had a second set, in which the singer were asking the audience for a song request. Ino and I requested for Ripped Jeans / Photograph. The singer/guitarist accommodated our request but it seems that he’s not familiar with the chords and lyrics of the song. So, yeah. Another disappointment.

He also sang Marry Me by Train because Ino requested for it. Again, he wasn’t that familiar with the song again that’s why he had a hard time. But since we just enjoyed the event, it was still a good experience for us.

Here are some of the photos that I took using my new Sony Camera:

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Tapa King

Whenever I feel like I want to have a full meal without spending too much, I usually suggest and request to Ino that we dine in at Tapa King.

Tapa King is nearby our apartment and we often go there whenever we crave for a tasty and affordable Filipino food. It has a variety of meals that you can choose from rice meals to snacks to desserts. You can also visit their website for more info.

This is not a paid advertisement.

I often order the Tapa Flakes because I really like the diced tomatoes and onions that go along with it. Ino, on the one hand, usually orders the Boneless Bangus. I also enjoy their Champorado because it is sweet and very delicious. My mouth is watering right now.

The Tapa King in our area is pretty small. Regular customers often visit this branch because of the food and also because it is worth the price. It just sucks that it is located in a flooded area in Mandaluyong. I hope that this branch won’t close because of the flood.

I would like to give it a 4 for a job well done. 🙂

February Favorites!

Oh February! It seems like a year to me but in reality, it was just about 4 months.

Remember when I was so excited to plan my wedding? Hahaha! Ino proposed on December 25 and a few weeks after that excitement took over me and I don’t know. I really don’t know what happened to me. I just started contacting people and making plans.

Now that four months have passed, a lot has happened and I’m not sure if I’m still that excited. We stopped planning for a bit and decided to continue our lives as it is. It was Ino’s request to take things slowly. I’m fine with that but it’s June… I’m going to have my first wedding gown fitting… erm… measured? this month.

And that’s an instant update about my wedding preparations. Well, we’re not doing any preparations lately so that’s that.

In light of this post, Ino and I met with Ira to have our wedding planned. We decided to meet Ira at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in EDSA Shangri-La Mall. We went there ahead of time, so we had lunch first and decided to order a blueberry cheesecake, a Pure Double Chocolate ice blended drink and brewed coffee.

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We haven’t met Ira yet for the first meeting because we haven’t reserved a church yet. We haven’t reserved the reception as well. Well… I hope it will be sorted out soon.