Dining with the Fam at Uncle Cheffy, Eastwood

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Uncle Cheffy. In fact, I’ve heard really great things about them that I decided to include said restaurant in my Must Try list.

Finally, we had the chance to eat at Uncle Cheffy after hearing mass at Blessed John Paul II Parish.

I think we reached the restaurant at around 6:30PM, had a quick look at the menu and placed our orders. We decided to get Vigan Bagnet, Seafood Paella, fish, and chips, ripe mango shake for me, and green mango shakes for the aunts.

If I remember correctly, it didn’t take too long for the waiters to serve us our food. However, I took the time to take some photos of the restaurant while waiting to be served.

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Bonding over The Breakfast Table

Maginhawa Street, it seems, is now synonymous to foodtrips. This came as no surprise when my friends and I decided to drop by Maginhawa. We have been all stressed for a long time and we figured it was time to meet up and do what we do best–eating!

My friend was coming off from a duty in Cardinal Santos Medical Center
so we decided to meet in said hospital. While waiting for a cab, we decided on having lunch at The Breakfast Table and satisfying our sweet tooth cravings fulfilled at the Wicked Kitchen. Finally, we were able to hail a cab from CSMC and the trip to Maginhawa began.

I must say it was a long trip, considering there wasn’t much traffic that Saturday afternoon. We paid around PhP 170.00 if you’re curious how much the cab fare was.

We passed by Gayuma ni Maria as we entered Maginhawa Street. We didn’t like the ambiance of their exteriors. Hopefully, the food will more than make up for the unappealing exteriors of said restaurant should we decide to visit it next time.

Fortunately, we saw the building where The Breakfast Table is located just as my friend was feeling hungry. We hopped off the cab and got all excited seeing at least four food establishment in the building. In our excitement, we almost changed our minds about eating at The Breakfast Table! However, we concluded that breakfast food, is for some reason, the best comfort food. Hence, we stuck with our original decision. We also felt lucky that the Wicked Kitchen was in the same building.

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Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder

I’ve been looking for an affordable and high quality compact powder for the longest time. Unfortunately, other pressed powders I have used usually end up giving me some pimple across my face. Don’t get me wrong. These pressed powders give me a nice glow while I have them on my face. I get great photos when wearing these pressed powders, but sometimes I feel like I’d rather deal with slightly oily skin instead of getting pimples for a few days. Makes sense, right?

However, there are still days when I wish my face wasn’t all that shiny. So, I went on another hunt for the pressed powder that would suit my needs. It was during one of these hunts, that I found out about Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder.

Being a product of Shiseido, I immediately expected the pressed powder to cost a lot more than my set budget. After all, Shiseido is a trusted name in the makeup industry; it’s only natural for them to carry quality products that sell a bit more than your average pressed powder. At the time I found Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder in Greenhills, I was quite ready to shell out some extra cash. I guess you can say I was getting desperate to try something that works–even if it meant going a bit over my budget.

To my pleasant surprise, Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder does not cost a lot. I was expecting it to be at least PhP 500.00. However, this wonderful powder only cost me PhP 350.00. Not bad, right?

Not only is this pressed powder affordable, it works really well for me, too!

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Dermcare Services and Their Prices

I always find myself looking for prices of different services like hair treatments, cuts, nail spas, and massages before going to a salon or a spa to get the service I need.

Unfortunately, I don’t always find what I’m looking for online. As a result, I decided to grab a copy of Dermcare’s flyer and copying it to this blog to help you learn more about their rates and services. Hopefully, you’ll find this post useful and help you decide whether or not you want to try some of Dermcare’s services.

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Mr. Park’s Bread and Cake: My Pastry Haven

Mr. Park’s Bread and Cake pastry shop opened in Ortigas around June 2013. I’ve been passing by this shop for almost a year, but I regret not visiting them earlier now that I’ve tried what they have to offer.

A couple of days ago, I’ve been looking for cute cakes for Mothers’ Day. I accidentally saw some blogs talking about Mr. Park’s Bread and Cake’s creampuffs while hunting for a cake. As it so happens, I’ve been a cream puff fan since childhood. The blogs I’ve read kept raving about the cream puffs from Mr. Parks; unsurprisingly, curiosity got the better of me. I decided to pay Mr. Park’s a visit during my lunch break.

As I entered the pastry shop, I suddenly felt overwhelmed by all the breads, cookies, and cakes. I knew I was going to get some cream puffs, but seeing so many other pastries got me confused. I wanted to try all off them at once! Unfortunately, I only brought enough money to buy some cream puffs plus a meal and drink for lunch. However, that didn’t stop me from buying one other pastry. I got the sausage pizza for PhP 58.

As soon as I got back to the office, I quickly ate my lunch and had a few cream puffs.

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Changing My Hair Color using HBC Light Havana Coloring Cream

Shopping and having hair treatments are 2 of my favorite things to do, especially when I’m feeling a little down. However, you have to agree that these two hobbies can put a huge dent in my wallet if I’m not careful.

Luckily, I passed by HBC’s stall in Robinson’s Galleria. I ended up buying their waterproof mascara, 2 Hortaleza hair spa treatment, 2 Hortaleza hair coloring cream in light havana, and 2 Hortaleza 12% oxiding lotion. I paid less than PhP 1,000 considering I bought 7 items from the HBC stall. I would have paid at least PhP 2,000 for hair color alone if I decided to have hair treatments done by a professional.

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Incipio Atlas Waterproof Case

Reading has always been a favorite hobby since childhood. I guess my aunt, who happens to be a teacher, has a big part in my love for books. She used to spend time with me and my siblings; teaching us how to write and read. I particularly remember her asking me to read my Children’s Book of Bible Stories out loud. She would then help me pronouncing big words. She also quizzed me about the Bibilical characters I have read about.

Years have passed and my love affair with book have continued to grow. Actually, I would say that it has evolved since I got myself a Kindle Paperwhite. With the Paperwhite, I’m able to read more often. Not only that, I can easily bring the gadget with me wherever I go; thanks to its slim built. Moreover, I take more than one book with me on a trip; try doing that with a physical book and you’ll run out of space fast.

However, I may be able to bring the Kindle Paperwhite with me to a trip on the beach, but I still worry about bringing the gadget near the water. I do not want to risk getting it wet.

Luckily, I heard about the Incipio Atlas waterproof case for the Paperwhite. Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to surf the net to find more out more about this prouct.

Incipio website says that the Atlas Paperwhite case is designed to protect your Amazon reading device inside and out. Not only is it a waterproof case that comes with silicon plugs around the perimeter, it also features a sturdy hard-shell frame that protects the Paperwhite from scratches and accidental falls. It even has a soft shell interior that absorbs shock should your device be dropped.

I’m liking the protection feature so far, but wouldn’t this case interfere with my reading experience? After all, the Paperwhite has antiglare and touchscreen features. It would definitely suck if a case compromises my gadget’s features.

Fortunately, the Incipio Atlas has everything covered. It also has antiglare and won’t mess with my Paperwhite’s touchscreen function. Whoopie!

So yep, methinks I’m getting my hands on this waterproof case one of these days. For now, I’ll be content with a photo of the violet Incipio case

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Photo credits: Incipio website

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