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A Weekend Morning in UP

If UP Diliman were near to my house I’d definitely go there more often for morning walks, especially during the weekends. The academic oval is closed to traffic and is solely for joggers and cyclists on Sundays. It’s nice to be there without worrying about projects and exams the way I used to when I… Continue reading A Weekend Morning in UP

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SM Megamall Eats

  We’re often in Megamall because of its proximity to the house and also, I like how it has a lot of food choices. New restaurants keep popping up so my list of places to try here continues to get longer. Here are some of the places me, Arnaud and the parents have already tried.… Continue reading SM Megamall Eats

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Maginhawa Eats

I’m not like other people who take pictures excessively before eating, so I don’t have many excellent food photos in this post. I’ll have to work on that. What you’ll see here though, is my opinion of the few Maginhawa places I’ve been to and the dishes I’ve tried. Sometimes my excitement just gets the… Continue reading Maginhawa Eats

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Kitchen Diaries: Burger Day

Last night I dreamt I was at a friend’s burger place. Now I don’t know if that or the coincidental fact that it’s International Burger Day (we didn’t know there was such a thing; we just found out afterwards) somehow influenced our food choice for the day. What I do know is that I and… Continue reading Kitchen Diaries: Burger Day

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Kitchen Diaries: Soy Ginger Noodles

This recipe is a very simple way to use up your leftover pasta or noodles in the fridge. I think I picked this up from a cooking show many years back and it was paired with a simple lemon chicken (I’ll try to cook and write about that another day). It’s delicious and filling even… Continue reading Kitchen Diaries: Soy Ginger Noodles

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Kitchen Diaries: Making The Most Out of One Grocery Bag

Last weekend I was craving for pasta, so Arnaud made some for me. He called it the Scarlet Salad. Throw into a bowl some lettuce, olives, sundried tomatoes, croutons, red pepper relish, and balsamic cream. It’s so simple to make yet really delicious. Later into the week I thought of making dinner. I love to… Continue reading Kitchen Diaries: Making The Most Out of One Grocery Bag

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Bento: A Fun Way to Eat

Last year I took up several hobbies and bento making was one of those. Making these delicious creations takes quite a lot of cooking and prep time because I usually fill one box with various components. But the good news is it’s not as difficult as it looks. All you need are creativity, some tools… Continue reading Bento: A Fun Way to Eat