Cyler’s 3rd Birthday Celebration at Nurture Wellness Village (Part Deux)

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Hello! Hello! Finally, here’s the 2nd part of Cyler’s birthday celebration at Nurture Wellness Village, Tagaytay. If you haven’t read the first part you can read it here. I’ve decided to take a break from blogging that’s why I put this blog on hiatus. I just need to focus more on my family and other important things in life but I never neglected this blog. But if you’re following me on instagram (it’s kikay_mommy_sha btw)  I’m pretty sure you know what keep me busy. Anyway, going back to our topic we just had an overnight stay at Nurture but every seconds of our stay here was super worth it (and super nakakabitin!). So what did we do on our 2nd day?!

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My Perfect Birthday Staycation At Ace Hotel & Suites (Part Duex)

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As promise guys here’s the 2nd part of our wonderful staycation at Ace Hotel & Suites in Pasig (read 1st part here).If you’re an avid reader of this blog I’m pretty sure you know that we are not morning person…. surprisingly we all woke up before sunrise and we were able to capture this breath-taking view. Super nice noh? So can you imagine how early was that?! Dapat pala parati kaming mag-stay dito para maaga kaming nagigising noh? :p Continue reading

Tong-Yang Shabu-Shabu and Barbeque Restaurant

Last weekend, we went to Tong Yang, Megmall and celebrated the birthday of Tita Nadine (Cj’s Aunt). The entire Montegrejo clan (Cj’s mother’s side) were all there to celebrate this wonderful day. It was my very first time to try Tong Yang  and in fairness it didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed this because I really love shabu-shabu. Cyler enjoyed his unli-rice and veggies too, well except this photo-op below. LOL!

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Cyler with Tita Ethel. 😛

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Hokkaido Ramen: Santouka

Aside from Italian cuisine, one of the dishes that Cj and I really love the most is Japanese cuisine most particularly ramen. Whenever were out for dinner one the restaurants that we used to search for is Japanese resto and since I used to cook pasta dishes most of the time. Cj and I don’t always agree with each other when it comes to food since he’s a terrible picky-eater but there’s only one food that we always agree on– Japanese food! Because we both love it.

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Cyler’s New Do by Kutie Kutz Kids Salon

A couple of weeks ago just before the typhoon Maring strikes Manila, Cyler had his 4th haircut at Kutie Kutz Kids Salon, Robinsons Magnolia. Suddenly, I realized pang 4 na beses na pala nyang haircut yun. The last thing I remember was when he just had his first ever haircut and now it was his 4th time already. How time flies(for the nth time)!  It was our first time to try different kiddie salon because we used to go at Cuts for Tots all the time. Cyler’s 2nd and 3rd haircut was at Cuts for Tots too. In fairness, Kutie Kutz Kiddie Salon didn’t disappoint.

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Foodtrip Galore at Whistlestop

What do you prefer the most every time you dine at any resto? Do your prefer the good ambiance of the resto or the delicious food they serve? If you will ask me, I prefer the good food. I don’t care kahit sa kanto lang yung kainan basta masarap yung food. I go for the taste rather than the sosy place. And of course, as a wife and Mom I go for budget friendly resto that serves good food at the same time. I’m very practical when it comes to that. There are times naman that I don’t care spending too much as long as the food is exceptional. Kaya If you will notice me and my husband, Cj seldom dine at expensive restos. Because aside from the fact na kain construction worker ang asawa ko eh nuknukan din yan ng kuripot. (Read: SUPER KURIPOT.PERIOD)

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Whistlestop meets both our standards. Affordable na masarap pa! Whistlestop is located along Jupiter street, Makati. When my friends, Rachelle, Aaron, and Gerry had their joint birthday celebration two weeks ago, I highly suggested Whistlestop to them since most of them are picky-eater and since it’s one of the nearest resto in our office too. They used to serve Filipino cuisine here at Whistlestop, they don’t have a super nice ambiance pero winner ang mga food! I swear! Their price ranges from 100++ to 500. O diba swak na swak sa budget? 🙂

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Two Hands and an Heirloom

Last weekend, I received a sweet email from Two Hands and an Heirloom(an online shop that used to sell handmade wraps) and they asked me if they can send me some of their handmade wrap. I accepted it wholeheartedly most especially when I’ve heard that their selling handmade wraps. To make the long story short, hindi nako nagpakipot pa because I love accessories so much! Oh well, obviously I live by the name of this blog “KIKAY”. Kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan? LOL! We corresponded via email and yesterday, I received the handmade wrap already. It looks divine and I really love it! My friend likes it too!

And you know what I love about this online shop? They didn’t ask anything in return when they send the item to me but I insisted that I wanted to share this to my dear readers in return to their kindness and generosity to me. And so tonight, I just wanna share my review about this wonderful wrap to everyone.

This is the wrap that I chose and delivered to me. Its Aquata from their Atlantis Oceana Collection. Two Hands and an Heirloom or THaaH uses semi-precious gemstones, quartz, and crystals that makes every wraps special. This wraps are very versatile, you can wear it as a necklace or hairband too depending on its length. Ang bongga lang diba?! 🙂

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Aquata

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Nolita, My Love So Sweet!

I love to eat (hindi lang halata!) and I love trying out different food and restos wag lang super exotic like snakes, snails (may ganun ba? or imbento ko lang?), crickets, etc. kasi di ko talaga keri yan. I’ve once tried eating palakang bukid in Binondo and it taste like chicken na super mabuto. Hanggang dun lang keri ng powers ko mga ‘teh at kuya, more than that I’m not sure kung kakayanin ko pa.

Anyway, last month we invaded the pizza and burger haven in BGC , itago nalang natin siya sa pangalang…..Nolita (my love so sweet!)!

Nolita is short for “North Of Little Italy” and they say it’s a street in New York (hindi sa Cubao ah!). I must say that they have the yummiest and tastiest New York Pizza and burger….ever! I discovered Nolita thru my CIL, Ate Maggie’s post. Like me she was also captivated by the magical taste of Nolita’s Pizza.

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The restaurant’s ambiance is very inviting and the interior is quite impressive (BIG WORD!). Perfect for friends or family’s meet ups. Also, Nolita is a self-serve pizzeria here in BHS.

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Fri-Date at Soi Thai Restaurant

Have you tried thai cuisine? Do you like it? Me, I do! I really really do! I love pad thai. Sobra! I discovered pad thai thru my office mates, they are the one who introduced this dish to me. And I must say that it’s a wonderful food discovery. I love discovering and trying different cuisine!

Soi is one my favorite thai resto because aside from the affordable food they also have the most delish authentic thai cuisine that I’ve ever tried so far. I’ve been here a number of times but this is the first time that I am sharing this with you guys.

I bet your wondering who’s my date, of course it’s none other than my one and only love of my life…. Cj! 🙂

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“Malayo ang tingin di naman marating” lang ang peg. :p

While waiting for our order a complimentary appetizer like crackers and peanuts was served. The staff were very polite and accommodating too which is two thumbs up for me. I wasn’t able to take photos of the restaurant’s interior but Soi has Thai inspired interior in case your wondering. Just imagine or google it. Haha! :p

Here’s what we order:

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Fri-Date at Red Kimono

Don’t we just love Friday?! I bet we all do! Friday is so precious for me and my husband because that’s the only time that we have to go out on a date. Sometimes juggling my marriage,family, and work are the hardest thing to do most especially when you have kids already. But I’m glad because despite of our insane schedule and busy life still we were able to sneak out and have a quality time together. Yung time na kaming dalawa lang ng asawa ko. I swear ang hirap pag sabayin most especially pag may kids na because mas naka-focus na kau sa kids and sometimes nakakalimutan nio na ang isa’t isa. It happens in real life. Trust me. Most of the time we were so busy doing our role as a parent and we tend to forget that we have partners too. Agree, mommies and daddies? Aminin natin yan!

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Kaya naman my husband, Cj and I always find time to go on a date kahit twice or thrice a month lang. Ang importante hindi nawawala ung quality time namin together. Iba pa rin kasi when you hang out together at nagkaka-usap kayo ng maayos bilang mag-asawa and magkaibigan diba? It strengthens the relationship and keeps the fire alive. Diba?

Cj nd I loves to eat a lot so every time we go out we used to try different Restaurant around Makati. One of our go-to Japanese resto is Red Kimono simply because were both a big fan of Japanese cuisine. I love ramen, Cj loves sushi and sashimi but were both kuripot so Red Kimono is the perfect Japanese resto that meets our standards. 🙂

We ordered the following:

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ChopStop: The New Chop On The Block

Before I start this post I just wanted to share this good news to all of you even though I know that this is off topic. Anyhoo, last Friday night I registered my blog at Top Blogs Philippines on Home & Living category. Top Blogs Philippines is a site that ranks Filipino blogs here in our country. I actually don’t mind being rank I just wanna try it out of curiosity. But to my surprise on Saturday morning my blog was placed at #237 then on Saturday noon it went up to #137 and then yesterday I was really shocked, overwhelmed, and surprised because it went all the way up to #37 and just today it goes up to #31! YAY!!! I considered this as a milestone for this little space of mine. Thank you so much for spending your time reading this blog I know how precious and important your time is. So from the bottom of my grateful heart… Thank you, thank you so much! 🙂

So there, going back to the real topic.

It’s been awhile since I last posted about my food discovery so while I’m still in the mood to write (naks! Parang tunay!) please allow me to share it with y’all. 🙂

Every Friday me and my officemates used to have lunch out, we have this bawal-magbaon-ng-Friday rule in the office. Actually, samin lang magfri-friendship yang rule na yan. So every Friday we used to try every resto around Paseo, Valero, and Ayala Triangle Makati since our office building are located there. Last Friday we discovered that there is a newly opened resto in Valero. The name of the resto is ChopStop. It is located in front of Valero Parking and beside Army Navy in Valero. Isang kembot lang from our building.

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The interior of the resto is very modern and it reminds me of Yellowcab interior design. Perfect siya if you and your friends are planning to make tambay and kwentuhan. Very inviting yung ambiance, in fairness. Kung wala lang kaming work that day baka tumambay nalang kami dyan.

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And before I proceed with the food, here’s my outfit of the day (may ganun?!). Segue segue din pag may time. I used to post selfie in my Instagram account every Friday because that’s my favorite day. Anong konek? Wala. Nasabi ko lang. HAHAHA!

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Bag of Beans Pinoy Toppings

Breakfast Sampler

Blueberry Cheesecake

My Voyz!

The only girl in the family, Mom-ME!

Here it is, the 1st part of my Birthday celebration(s)! Last month, Cj and I planned to have a family getaway on my birthday. Our initial plan was to have a staycation, thing is when we compared the price of the Hotels here in the metro and in the province we realized that it’s almost the same. So we decided to go out-of-town instead. The first thing that comes to our mind was a beach trip since it’s summer and since my toddler loves the water so much. If he can only stay in the water for the entire day, I tell you he will! So it has been decided that we will going to have an out-of-town trip, a beach trip that is!

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