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I admit, aside from food, one of the many things that I am crazy about is keeping things clean. I am a bit of an O.C. when it comes to cleanliness. And while I appreciate and always thankful for our kindly house helpers, I make it a point to be hands-on when it comes to maintaining the overall cleanliness of our home. I work mostly at home hence, and it will drive me crazy if my home office especially my studio aren't spick and span. 

And when it comes maintaining the cleanliness in our home, I believe in having the right tools. My current favorite, 3M Scotch-Brite Home Cleaning Products.


3M Scotch-Brite brand carries several cleaning materials perfect for household chores. If you are very particular when it comes to cleanliness and keeping your place neat and tidy, I am pretty sure you would want these items too just like I do. 

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I’m one of those rare morning persons. I just love waking up early in the morning and getting ready before the city becomes busy with its roaring sounds and bustling cars. One of the best things about waking up early in the morning is getting to have a proper breakfast. 

I just love breakfast! You know what they say – it’s the most important meal of the day! It’s my favorite meal because it sets the mood for the rest of the day, that’s why I make an extra effort to prepare it.


And what screams breakfast more than a silog meal, right? It’s almost always a go-to when having breakfast meals (at least it is for me). And I’m constantly trying to improve on my hash and rice recipe, coming up with ways to make it better. 

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Yosuke Ramen is a delivery service DIY Ramen (do-it-yourself ramen) for those who wants to enjoy a good bowl of ramen made by Japanese chef in the comfort of their own home or office. It is said that within two weeks after opening, they already hit the average of 250 bowls per day in shipping. People who have tried it claimed that it is better than Ramen Nagi and Ippudo.

I admit I was a little apprehensive when I was asked to try Yosuke Ramen because the DIY ramen delivery concept is fairly new to me. I am not really a big fan of instant ramen to be honest and I always prefer my bowl of ramen freshly made with fresh ingredients. Thankfully, Yosuke Ramen did not disappoint. 


Truth be told, after finishing my first bowl of Yosuke Ramen, I figured it is the closest thing to the ramen I love having when I am at my favorite ramen place. At one point, it felt like I was eating a ramen that came from a ramen restaurant. 

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I recently stayed at Hotel Jen Manila and just like my previous stays, I ended up enjoying the entire staycation more than I thought I would. This got me thinking that in my experience, it is always the case when it comes to Hotel Jen Manila. I only expect to have a decent stay, and it always gives me memorable ones.

Take for example the first time I blogged about Hotel Jen Manila. I stayed there because I needed to get some work done and there was really no intention of blogging about it. Yet, I ended up doing so because the stay ended up like a leisurely staycation while getting my work done. 


This particular visit when I was hosted by the kindly people of Hotel Jen Manila, I really intend on blogging about. Taking into consideration all of my previous stays of which were all personal trips with family and friends and completely not related to blogging, I figured those good experiences merits to be taken into account. 

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I recently had a staycation at Hotel Jen Manila and part of my itinerary was a dinner and cocktail at their Club Lounge's Windows by the Bay. I was to try out some of Hotel Jen's Signature Dishes and Beverages as well as some of their light bites that go perfectly well with cocktail drinks. There will be a separate blog post about my stay  in the coming days but I am telling you from the get-go, this particular dining experience at Window's by the Bay was one of the most enjoyable parts of my stay.

I have enjoyed Hotel Jen Manila's Windows by the Bay in the past and every visit yields a satisfying experience. From the service to the great food selections and cocktail drinks, everything was downright impressive.


Hence, I wasn't surprised at all that this recent visit was a memorable experience on its own. I was with my parents during this stay and even them had a great time. 

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We have been told since time immemorial to drink our glass of milk everyday and that a well-balanced diet with dairy products on it can help us achieve optimum health. These nuggets of health wisdom we were told as a child still hold true. Hence, we carry the responsibility to pass it on to the next generation. 

I grew up a healthy kid with a big appetite for anything dairy. To this day, it is a running joke in our family how I, as a kid, can finish at a breakneck speed a tall glass of milk coupled with bread generously slathered with butter and a little plate filled with chunks of cheese on the side which I love to eat with my bare hands. Good times. 


I have always been passionate about my dairy. These days, whenever my nephews are spending time with me, it is always a dairy fest in my humble abode. Their love for cheese, butter, milk, yogurt, and literally anything dairy, they got it from me, as I have been told. And it gives me comfort that since they love dairy, they are getting the nutrients they need to be healthy. 


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I was under the impression that we were in for a buffet feast of epic proportion – of massive number in terms of selections.  It was my first time at The Grand Kitchen of the newly opened The Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila and I had my game buffet face on. I expected innumerable food dishes readily prepared on an equally impressive numbers of buffet stations ready to be devoured by hungry diners - the usual basis for a buffet service to be considered as one of the best in Manila dining landscape.

That expectation wasn’t met. But let me tell you, I was light years away from being disappointed.


The Grand Kitchen may not overwhelm you with numbers, but when it comes to food quality, they are nothing short of excellent. Which makes them the current best buffet in Manila in my book.

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Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much prior to trying out Papa Kim's Korean Bakery & Coffee along Sumulong Highway in Antipolo other than Korean pastry breads, coffee, and perhaps a chance to practice my Korean speaking skill. I have visited quite a handful of Korean cafes in Manila and dare I say that it's a love and hate relationship. I have few favorites, but there are some which just didn't sit well with me. 

So really, it's just my curiosity which made me decide to give this one a go. Little did I know, I will end up loving this Korean cafe more than I thought I would. 


And if I'm lucky enough to make you visit them and try their food offerings through this blog post, I am guessing you probably would too. There is just so many things to love about Papa Kim's Korean Bakery and Coffee, I tell you. 

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If you are one of those rice-loving people such as my self, kindly please hear me out here. Super Bowl of China is at it again with their Super Bowl Unli Yang Chow promo. Now on its 7th year, this Unli Yang Chow promo is still set to satisfy its diners cravings for one of Super Bowl's well-loved menu item, the Yang Chow fried rice. 

I could still remember way back 2013 when I covered the Ultimate Yang Chow Chowdown eating contest at Super Bowl to go along with the Unli Yang Chow promo. It was basically a contest wherein the participants are challenged to finished unlimited bowl of Super Bowl Yang Chow fried rice at a limited time.


I was salivating the whole time while watching the winner down several bowls, I have always loved Super Bowl's Yang Chow. Thankfully, Super Bowl still continue to carry on the yearly Unli Yang Chow promo that I am guessing we all love. For this year's Super Bowl's Unli Yang Chow installment, I visited their branch at SM Megamall and feast on bowls after bowls of Yang Chow alongside classic dishes I love at Super Bowl

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Phat Buddha is a Café Restaurant located along White Plains in Quezon City that specializes in Chinese-Vietnamese cuisine. Operated by The Spoonstories Inc., the same people behind the famous Bawai’s and Smokin’ Cues, Phat Buddha is poised to set its place in our local restaurant scene by offering fresh and spirited taste of Vietnam coupled with fascinating flavors of China. 

“Phat” means Buddha in Vietnamese, which makes this restaurant’s name depicts subdued repetition – “Buddha Buddha”.   Although a relatively new player in the field, Phat Buddha already established several solid items on their menu that best represent them which also people likes. 


These includes variety of Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Beef Hotpot, Braised then Grilled Soy Pork Belly, Crispy Salt and Pepper, Sweet and Sour Squid, and Vietnamese Coffee just to name a few. Since it shares the same space with Smokin' Cue, diners may also enjoy ribs and barbecue items that the establishment is known for. 

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