I am excited about today:
- Tricia Gosingtian’s book signing
- Watching pyromusical competition with friends
- Sleepover/girl’s night out at Nica’s place after
I am not excited about this coming week:
- COMA192 exam
- Nihongo exam
- Papers and proposals
For those who joined my first blog giveaway..
First of all, thank you so much! I am currently in the process of collating all the entries. For those who didn’t get to comment via Disqus, I will be considering your entries valid as long as you followed all the instructions. Those who reblogged the post and tweeted more than once, I am sorry but doing that will not add up to the maximum number of points per person which is 10 points. Nonetheless, I’m happy you made an extra effort.
You might be wondering what will I do to pick the winner. Because I have no prior experience using an online random generator, I’ve decided to do it manually - by draw lots. I will be printing all the names of those who participated. If you have 10 points, you are entitled to 10 entries. Is this fair and square? I will also be taking pictures while doing this so there will be a proof I didn’t cheat.
I will be announcing the winner as soon as possible! For the lucky winner, I won’t be able to ship the package immediately. I will be able to ship it on March 12, 2014. I hope you understand! :)
PS: I am thinking of hosting another giveaway, this time, it will be on my online shop.
Dreaming - Smallpools
I see the place that we belong together, together
Like we were something more
And it felt like maybe we could last forever, forever
This is such an earcandy! Anyway, I am planning to update my 8tracks soon and create another playlist. :)
March 1, 2014
Due to the recommendation of my sister’s friends, we had planned on trying out Bibimbap - a quirky cafe and restaurant located at Taft, near DLSU-CSB SDA. I wouldn’t have heard of this place if not for them. As I was writing this post, I looked for blog reviews about this place and found out that Bibimbap recently opened last December (?) which explained why there weren’t a lot of people when we went there.
It was a Sunday the first time we went there and they were closed. Fortunately, my sister spontaneously asked me to meet her in LRT Vito Cruz so we could finally eat there last Saturday.
There are 3 things I love about this place: accommodating and friendly staff, dainty atmosphere that will definitely make you feel you’re in Korea and the adorable stuffed toys that you can play around with.
The moment we opened the door, they happily greeted us with "Annyenong Haseyo!" (Hello!). One of the staff even volunteered to take a photo of me and my sister. In addition to that, they have prepared a short dance number to entertain the customers while waiting for their order. When we were about to leave, they simultaneously said, "Kamsahamnida! (Thank you!)" This makes me want to learn the Korean language haha!
The food was okay. My sister ordered the Spicy Cheese Ramen that comes with a Kimchi side dish and the Choco Mint Frappe which I loved! I ordered Spam Gimbap which my sister paid for haha! The price range of the food and coffee is 50 pesos to 200 pesos.
After eating our meals, my sister and I agreed on two things: we will definitely go back there (with the whole fambam, if possible haha!) and the place is perfect for a casual date. Thank you so much to Ate Elaine for this wonderful treat! To return the favor, I treated her to Family Mart’s twirl-all-you-can ice cream haha!
With the mention of fambam, we had a family date the next day (March 2). As soon as Mama, Ate V and Kuya arrived at MOA, they ate snacks at KFC while waiting for me (I was there first but I roamed around), Ate Elaine (from school) and Ate Elda (from work) to arrive. We were supposed to eat at IHOP but there were no available seats so we ended up at TGIF. I had my first ever Mojito haha! Then, we ate desserts (halo halo, banana split and i forgot what my mom ordered) at Iceberg’s. I love their halo-halo.
Most of the time, this is the reason I love going home to my sister’s apartment in Pasay hehe! One Saturday, they treated me to Sakae Sushi - an eat-all-you-can Japanese restaurant in MOA with conveyor belts - that I never got to blog about.
To end this post, here are my two questions:
- For those who live in Taft/study in DLSU/CSB, do you have any cafe/restaurant recommendations? I know a lot of cafe and restaurants exist in Taft that we have yet to discover.
- Who will be going to Tricia Gosingtian’s book signing at MOA this March 8? I am going but I am afraid my sisters won’t be able to come with me. Let me know if you’re going!