It’s been a year since we started our #MarriageFirstFriday and I’m so overwhelmed whenever our friends told us that they are impressed and happy at the same time on how we value our marriage. So whenever my officemates try to invite me for lunch during Fridays, they will automatically say “Hindi pwede yan at may date yan..” Haha.  Yes! Hindi pwedeng hindi kami mag lunch out during Friday (except every 1st Friday of the month as I join the first Friday mass here at the office), our one-hour break is not enough to catch up everything but it’s okay at least we have one-hour to be each other  na parang mag bf/gf lang db, Ika nga nila “Okay na yun, kesa wala”. But you know what I’m so kilig parin every time my husband will asked me “San tayo mag lunch?”.”Daanan kita later dyan”, ang babaw db pero I appreciate his effort.

During our break, we still discussed about our children, our dreams, future plans and sometimes work related, but what I like most is that we were able to eat well without any interruptions (we can’t hear the word, ‘Mommy, I want that”, “Daddy, hulog”, etc..) If you’re a parents na, you will understand us on how hard to put the kids in place during meal time, although ChingChing can now eat on her own and Rhaine can also be able to eat on her own with so many kalat nga lang sa table, we still need to supervise them and check from time to time if they were able to eat properly.

It doesn’t mean that during our #MarriageFirstFriday we eat in expensive restaurant, maniwala kayo or hindi, sometimes we just go in the building canteen for our “Turo-Turo” lunch meal.  #TipidTipidRinPagPayTime. So let me share with you some of the must-try restaurants near our office building.

Photos were taken using my new Smart Phone, “VIVO” (this is my husband surprised Christmas and Birthday gift for me) and "Samsung Edge 6" of my husband.

Gringo Restaurant

The term “Gringo” is mainly used in Latin America which refers to foreigner. Luckily we were able to get a table during lunch after 10 minutes of waiting. I have no idea about their menu since first time kong kakain dito, so I asked my husband to just order my food for me.


He ordered South Chicken Quarter with Side dish to choose from. My husband chose Southern Spice Chicken with Mexican Rice and Mashed Camote while he ordered Southern Spice Chicken with Mexican Rice and Buttered Corn for me.

Php 235.00 + 10% Service Charge
They give us two types of sauce for the chicken which is refillable for free. Yes! It’s free! Yun nga lang, di na kami nakapagpa refill ulit kasi enough na yung binigay for us. The chicken was good, juicy, tasty and flavorful. Actually we consumed everything on our plate, hindi naman halatang gutom na gutom kami. Haha.  The prices on the menu are very reasonable and affordable with the quality of the food they serve, makatarungan naman sya. 

Gringo Restaurant
Ground Floor, One Palanca Building
Dela Rosa and Gil Street
Makati City

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Picnic

Like what I told you, no need to eat for expensive restaurant for a date. All you need is a good reference on where to eat with delicious food and affordable prices. And since magaling ata kami dyan mag asawa, we recently discover this ala “Sosyal na Food Court” near Rufino Bldg. Yes! Sosyal na food court because of the ambiance and the stores inside, medyo pricey and take note, they include 5% Service Charge on your bill. So kahit na set meal lang inorder mo, expect na may kasamang SC yan.


Anyway, my husband was not feeling last Friday and he wants something to comfort his stomach and because he was craving for some ramen that time, he ordered Shin Ramen. I ordered Pork Chop Rice kasi nag crave ako sa pork chop, yun lang yun. Hihi. The food is so-so, no extra thing on the Pork Chop Rice, however for the Shin Ramen, grabe super anghang nya pero masarap naman. So if you’re looking for some comfort food na parang food court na medyo pricey, try Picnic. The staffs are friendly and very accommodating.

Shin Ramen – Php 166.00 + 5% Service Charge
Pork Chop Rice – Php 139.00 + 5% Service Charge
Picnic
Ground Floor Tower Dela Rosa Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City

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All 4 U Restaurant

We had our lunch here after our check-out at Citadines. We have no idea about this resto but as a food lover, we opted to try it so kahit medyo pricey, go lang kami.

This resto offers unli set meal for Php 599.00 per person. Unlimited rice, meat, shrimp, beef, 2 Korean Noodles, Drinks and Melona Ice Cream. Wow! The food is so-so, meaning we were not impressed on the taste, unlike in  Bornga Korean Restaurant na super yummy nung meat. Although it’s a bit pricey, okay narin because of the Melona ice cream. Haha.

 Unli Set meal Php 599.00
 All 4 U Restaurant
4th Floor Century City Mall,
Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City

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Relish at Ponte

Hello Happiness!


This is super duper late post, as in last year pa sya. Well, better late than never, right?! Anyway, perks of working at the heart of Ayala is that you have lots of restaurant choices within the area. I’ve heard Relish here in the office, madalas kasi dito kumain ang mga bossing kaya medyo familiar sya but I have no idea about the food they offer.

A day before our 4th wedding anniversary getaway, my husband decided to dine here for our #MarriageFirstFriday, para daw advance anniversary celebration namin together. We came to this restaurant without any reservation. The place is just 3 tumbling away from our office, as in sa likod lang sya and the place is cozy, bright and has a nice ambiance. This cozy bistro is the perfect place for intimate dinners.

The menu was quiet interesting and had a wide variety of food to choose from. Pricing was relatively a bit high but I think it is fairly priced with the generous servings they have. We asked for best seller and surprisingly they offer us Baked Salmon and Relish Roasted Chicken. Wow! This is also our 1st choice kaya eto nalang inorder namin.

I ordered for Relish Roasted Chicken which is marinated in garlic cloves, oregano and infused with lemon.  The meat is tender, tasty and perfectly roasted. It’s really worth the wait. The plate comes with dripping sauce which is served on the side. I also used hot sauce since mahilig rin ako sa spicy. What I like about my order is the portions were generous and since gutom ako, naubos sya lahat. 

Relish Roasted Chicken Php 395.00
For my husband, he ordered Baked Salmon with creamy and savory toppings. The plate also includes mayonnaise and fresh lemon. According to my husband, the bland of the fish is really delicious, as in yun daw ang the best baked salmon ever. O db. Hindi ko talaga makakalimutan yung sinabi nyang yun.

Baked Salmon Php 580.00
A little bit pricey but it’s worth it. The prices are reasonable enough with the generous amount of serving and the taste, promise ang sarap nya! Fast service, nice ambiance and very accommodating staff.

Relish at Ponte
Ground Floor Ponte Salcedo Bldg.
Valero St., Salcedo Village
Makati City


So I guess that’s all for now, we have lots of food trips pa na nasa draft ko and hopefully I can share it with you soon. 
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We celebrated Rhian’s 3rd Birthday at Citadines Salcedo Makati.  This is the only request of our daughter, to celebrate her birthday at hotel with cake, ice cream, baby alive and doll house. So her wish is our command. :)  #MinsanLangSilaMagingBata

Let me photo blog our simple celebration at the hotel. ChingChing loves Doc Mc Stuffins so much as she never gets tired watching Doc Mc Stuffin all over again in Disney Junior TV, kaya last Christmas ang gift namin is the doctor’s set of Doc Mc Stuffins. On her birthday, we decided to give her Doc Mc Stuffins birthday theme party. So here you go.


Our Simple Decorations
The Birthday Girl

We decorated the room with Doc Mc Stuffins stuffs; banner, balloons, party hats and even the cake. The customized cake is from Cake Avenue. Nice db?! Ang sarap lang tingnan, but we opted to eat and share it with the whole family. Ang sarap rin nya promise!



Fondant Cake (8” diameter x 2” height” with 2D  flat stand up character)
Flavor: Red Velvet
We just ordered food at Amber, bought soft drinks and ice cream at the grocery store and that’s it. We sang a birthday song and handed our gifts to the birthday girl. Of course the blowing of candles is the highlight of the night. As a tradition in our family, my mom threw coins to us at lahat kami umagaw. Ang saya saya. I guess naka 300 rin ako with the help of ChingChing, Ian and Rhaine Rhaine.


#TeamVillareal

Tita Grace and Rhian (Sya ang nag-alaga kay ChingChing since 4 months)
Lola Neth and Lolo Rocky

Daddy and Mommy's Gift (Baby Alive and she named it "Marian Sophia")


My daughter really enjoyed her birthday celebration. Makikita mo talaga sa mukha nya how happy she is. She even told me, “Mommy, sana araw-araw birthday ko.”, “Mommy, gusto ko po ganitong bahay”. Hayz. Kung pwede nga lang every day ang birthday eh ginawa na namin matagal na. 



The following day, we had our plated breakfast at The Frying Pan, then we opted to try the indoor / infinity pool and jacuzzi. Nakakatuwa kasi hindi sila parehong takot sa pool. We checked out by 12pm and had our late lunch at Century Mall. We waited for our children to woke up and decided to visit our favorite place, Kidzooona. Lastly, we had our simple dinner at North Park. Simple lang pero memorable. 


Breakfast
Swimming Time

Check Out Time
Kidzooona Time
Dinner Time
Now, we are planning naman for Rhaine’s 2nd birthday on August. Yes! August pa sya pero db mabili na ang panahon ngayon. 


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My gosh, time really flies so fast as in ang bilis ng panahon and because of that, we’re so excited for the latest development of our future home. Yes! I’m sharing it with you to know what we really feels every time we pay for the down payment monthly. Sulit lahat ng sakripisyo at pag tya-tyaga namin mabayaran lang at mapondohan ang PDC checks that we issued. #AngSarapSaPakiramdam #WorthItNaPaghihintay #ProjectHappyHome

Club House
These photos are sent by our agent last week, nakakaexcite db. Halos 50% of the project is completed na. To end this post, let me share with you our motivation in life. My unit manager from Pru Life share this in our viber group. I printed a copy of this and place it in front of my monitor so that it reminds me to work hard and dream big.


I hope you guys, use this as your reference in life. So just stay positive always! 
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As a mother of two and a working mom too, time is really important to me as I need to maximize my precious time with my family and doing some household chores. It's not easy doing things at the same time, I’m not superwoman but as a mom who works 24/7 for my children, I need to be a superwoman. Now that the modern technology invades our life, some of our works especially household chores make so easy like the new Sharp Fully Auto Washing which is always ready for any heavy laundry work.

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I have a confession to tell you, I’m a frugal person ever since I work in a corporate world because I need to be smart in spending my money  and my husband knows it that’s why I don’t usually do shopping if there’s no sales or discounts at all. Not until I discover Groupon Coupons, I blog this on my previous post and I’m so happy that I can get everything in a great deal and help me save a lot.

You can use Groupon Coupons to get discounts to a certain items they offer. Here are some of the items I’ve been eyeing for and thinking to purchase for my husband. Yes! I want to give him a simple gift as a sign of my appreciation for everything he does for us.


Oh by the way, I just saw that Nordstom Rack Coupons and Promo Codes. To my surprise, it has 71 coupons available, meaning the more coupons offered the more savings you can have.


Of course, I also checked some items for women which is suitable for my needs and here are some of stuffs I’ve been looking at.


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