Thursday, June 22, 2017

METROCLUB DINNER FOR MY 42ND BIRTHDAY (2017)


Another delicious treat that I received for my 42nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS was from my dear Best Gal Pal Mariane in our favorite, THE METRO CLUB in Rockwell, Makati City. Although I have to admit, the conversation went on like this...

Me: "BGP, treat me naman in Metro Club for my birthday o!"

BGP Mariane : "Okay!!! :)"

Tee Hee!!!!

That's the thing about having best friends: you could just blurt out whatever you're feeling (and wishing) without fear of being embarrassed or judged. Because you have already seen each other's best and worst.

And trust me, there are far more worst things that my BGP Mariane caught me doing rather than a mere (and cute) "Treat me!" He he he he he he!

Oh and it's my BOITHDAY anyway! So there.

Yep! She has seen my "brattiness" also.

He he he he he!  




ERICJAZ FOODIES with bunsoy Andrei and Team Mina at METRO CLUB!!!!



It was very late when we arrived in METRO CLUB so it's a good thing that their cafe was open till 11:00pm. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CIBO FOR MY 42ND BIRTHDAY (2017)



When I was asked by my friends how I wanted to celebrate my birthday with them, I only had request...

For everyone to be there.

(Well I also requested for Villa Escudero, but yippy skip, plans went pffftttt).

Anywho, given the choice, no couples night or ladies only gimik for me. I would always be ultra happy with my friends and seeing my little lords having fun with their other good buddies as well.

So really, even if Villa Escudero didn't push through, I still had an awesome birthday with the people whom I also treat like family. More so that we had it in one of my favorite restaurants in Powerplant Mall, CIBO!!!!

Wala sa Villa Escudero niyan!!!!!!!!!!




CIBO!!!!



Wohooo!!! I'm having my 32nd birthday (ahem) with my favorite Italian food!

OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION (2017)

THE YAPPY BUNCH are celebrating the INDEPENDENCE DAY and like what we do every year, we want it to be something educational for the little lords. I actually had something else planned but it did not push through because of distance and traffic matters. We then decided to just go somewhere which has already been like a "comfort venue" for us because I always trust that we will all have a great time for the full day's activities.

And that place is MANILA.


Artikulo Uno!!!! (Wrong caption I know but I cannot help it sorry.)

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY from a very serious YAPPY BUNCH!!!

Yes. We take our holidays SERIOUSLY.




We woke up extra early that Saturday morning because we wanted to get an early start!

We love going to Manila on our "educational days" because you'll find there many museums and venues that showcase the "old Philippines". Besides giving the little lords an outing that would be pocket-friendly for us practical parents, the experience would be much more memorable because they will also be learning about significant Philippine historical events.

Now ain't that perfektow mundo for the Independence Day???

There is indeed nothing like having a field trip with the family!!!!!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

LE PETIT SOUFFLE FOR MY 42ND BIRTHDAY (2017)


Many times I've seen LE PETIT SOUFFLE invade my Facebook and Instagram feed with its mouth-watering pictures of their dishes. And many times, I would mentally schedule dinner there with the Chinese Dimpol. Good thing that for my birthday season, my mareng Gail asked me where I wanted to go for her dinner treat. Without batting an eyelash (but with pa-cute efforts), I immediately chose LE PETIT SOUFFLE because well, the timing was JUUUUUST right.

YAY! I was able to discover what those picture-perfect Facebook and IG posts were all about. And yep, it was SO perfect for my birthday dinner date with Team Campo!




LE PETIT SOUFFLE!!!




LE PETIT SOUFFLE is located at the second floor of SM Megamall's Fashion Hall. You'd never miss the sign with the bright canary yellow colors!


OUR LUZVIMINDA WEEKEND AT F1 HOTEL MANILA (PART TWO)

Sugod mga kapatid!!!!!!!!!
THE YAPPY BUNCH are with our foodie family, the Kain Tulog Gang (the KTG), to celebrate the Independence holiday weekend via a staycation at F1 HOTEL MANILA. The great thing about this insta-getaway was that we will be savoring their LUZVIMINDA specials that's available up to June 30, 2017!!! 



Not only that, we will also be experiencing a fun and relaxing family bonding weekend at the same time.

Now THAT'S a double WOHOO in my book!

Check out part TWO of our LUZVIMINDA staycation at our home of the happy experiences -- F1 HOTEL MANILA!!!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

OUR LUZVIMINDA WEEKEND AT F1 HOTEL MANILA (PART ONE)


F1 HOTEL MANILA, the Kain Tulog Gang's home away from home, invited THE YAPPY BUNCH to stay for the weekend.

And hey, it's not just any other weekend...



It's the LUZVIMINDA celebration in F1 HOTEL!!!!




LUZVIMINDA is the 5th gastronomical series in F1 HOTEL MANILA highlighting Filipino cuisine. This may be in line with the Independence Day but this delicious event will go for the whole month of June.

And ERICJAZ FOODIES will be here the whole weekend to savor it with another super fun staycation with it!!!!! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

MY 42ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

It's my 32nd... este... 42nd birthday and personally, it's my greatest year yet!!!

Because why shouldn't it?

I've got my little lords who are growing healthy, handsome, and funny. We may have to work on their naughty skills but that just makes everyday more memorable. They are and will forever be my favorite treasures.

I've got my family who provides the best sense of emotional security for me. They are always there when I need them and always give more even if I don't. As long as we're together, I got the BESTEST of times!!!!

I've got my Best Gal Pal Marian who is the greatest best friend of all. We are like sisters from another mother and I love how we got each other's back. We always give what we can to each other including time and food treats. Her only drawback is her annoying husband, Manong Fred. :P

I've got my friends who always get me laughing louder every time we meet up. I don't care if I don't have a trillion of people chanting my name. I just need the ones I have right now and it's surely going to be a memorable sunny day or starry night.

My work at EAT BULAGA. I think it's very rare to be in a job that gets you so inspired and devoted. With my 9th year at TAPE Inc., I'm happy to be in a workplace that's like family and be in a show that we really believe in. Not only that, we also get the "Isang libo at isang tuwa" in our office!!!!

I still have my silly little blog, ERICJAZ FOODIES! I'm glad I have this online diary in order to record all the crazy and delicious things that's going on in our lives. I'm very thankful too for my 7 readers who haven't blocked or deserted me..... yet. Tee hee!!!!

And of course, I've got my Chinese Dimpol who.... (cricket... cricket...) is here.

MOVING ON!

Ha ha ha ha! I'm kidding of course. If you know us, I don't need to expound at how he is the ultimo Daddy and hubby. If I get into details, I swear, you might nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. He he he he he he! BELIEVE ME. Blech! :P

And you know what? I don't care if I'm more wrinkly, pudgy, stretch-marky, and low metabolism-y -- I'm now 42!!!!
 If you think about it, I don't have to ask for anything more.
What is important is that I've got them...

With loads of food on the side!!!!  
Ha ha ha ha!

A (belated) happy 32nd.... este... 42ND to meeeeeeeh!
 


Yihaaaaa!!!!

I'm now 42... este... 32... wait. Ano nga ba??? Sorry. Senior moments.

Or in denial? You decide. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

KIMPURA FOR MY 42ND BIRTHDAY (2017)

 

I know I've had a lot of birthdays (32 in fact... :P ), I know that I've had many celebrations with my family, I know that it's always in KIMPURA, and I know that I've blogged about it MANY TIMES.

So will I stop blogging about my birthday celebrations in KIMPURA??????

HELL NO!!!

As long as we're having MY family birthdays in KIMPURA, I'll always be posting it here since each celebration has its own special memory that came with it.

And THAT'S part of my birthday wish! He he he he he! 



Yihii!!! We're going to KIMPURA!!!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

FESTA ITALIANA AT CUCINA


MARCO POLO HOTEL is celebrating the bold flavors of Italy with FESTA ITALIANA! From June 7 to 18, 2017, feast on the mouth-watering dishes prepared by award-winning guest chef Andrea Delzanno from Marco Polo Hong Kong.

And that's what we just did!!!

ERICJAZ FOODIES were able to indulge and savor these delectable Italian favorites served for a limited time in CUCINA. We felt so happy that we almost posted a selfie with the caption #blessed (inangku) because Chef Delzanno's creations were all molto delizioso. Not only that, we also got to satisfy our cravings with CUCINA'S buffet spread.

Check out our fun night with MARCO POLO's Italian feast plus MORE below!!!  



FESTA ITALIANA in CUCINA!!!!



ERICJAZ FOODIES are with our KTG mates The Food Alphabet and Frannywanny!!!!



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WEE NAM KEE AND THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE


The little lords were SO excited for a certain movie this year and no, it's not Thor Ragnarok, Power Rangers, or 50 Shades of Blech. It's actually THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and they were counting the days till its showing.

Why? Because..... (in a gravel voice) it's BATMAN.

So when the movie finally started showing, it was a perfect gimik for our FAMILY VALENTIMES NIGHT. The boys wasted no time too in dragging us to book tickets. We scheduled the movie on a Friday and told the little eager lords that we'll be getting the last full show.

Why last full show??? They whined.

Because we're still going to EAT and THAT is more important. Snacks and drinks in the movie are a-OK. But as our actual dinner in the theater? QUE to the HORROR.

Without missing a beat, the boys agreed to my theory like it was Einstein's law of Relativity. They got me. They really got me. And with that, we hurriedly went around Promenade, Greenhills for a place to eat. That's where we ended up in WEE NAM KEE!

It's been a while since our last meal in WEE NAM KEE but it's one of the restaurants that has always been so "sulit" with me. The price is always affordable and the food delishes -- it's where I first encountered the famous Hainanese Chicken too.

So YAY! We were a happy group that night. We had our ideal FAMILY VALENTIMES DATE with movie, dinner, and...... (in a gravel voice) BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)





WEE NAM KEE!!!!



It was a Friday that time and WEE NAM KEE was full. Good thing we were able to get seats, PRONTO!

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUMMER OF 2017


As they say, time whizzes by when you're having fun. And during this year's summer vacation, everything just flew by oh so fast that we're all not ready to face the reality that school is starting again!!!!

HUWAG PO KOYA!!!!!

Of course, there should be no tears (yes naiiyak ako ha ha ha ha ha!) because it was a very awesome 2 months spent with the boys, family, and friends. Though we were not able to have a summer beach getaway (which we would usually do) we still had an awesome and memorable vacation with trips, getogethers, and dates!!!!

So here's to a wonderful Summer Vacation of 2017! We will always remember you with fondness, excitement, and longing. Hopefully our memories would get the kiddies to work hard during the school year so that in no time, SHWIIIIINGGGG, it's summer again!!!!!

For now though here's what we did for Summer 2017!!



"No more classes! No more books! No more teacher's dirty looks!!!"

IT'S SUMMER TIME!!!!!!!!!!!




And that night, the little lords asked to celebrate in their favorite GENKI SUSHI!!!! You know us, we would always attach food to our favorite events! He he he he he he he!

Friday, June 2, 2017

TUAN TUAN AND JOHN WICK 2


It's my brother's birthday one Saturday and my family all converged to Powerplant Mall for dinner. Although I was a bit sad that it was not in our favorite KIMPURA (food does that to me), I was (a bit) fine with the birthday celebrant's choice for that night....




TUAN TUAN!!!!

My only concern then is that if our group was going to fit the restaurant since our number requires a long table. But TUAN TUAN was able to accommodate us juuuuuust fine!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MR. UBE (BINONDO FOOD TRIP)


THE KAIN TULOG GANG are on our last stop of our BINONDO FOOD TRIP and even if we originally had about 12 restaurants to try out that day, we had no choice but to halt on the 4th one because our tummies were all going to burst.




Some of THE KAIN TULOG GANG in Binondo!!!!

When we told the organizer of the trip, THE FOOD ALPHABET, that we cannot possibly go on any further, he said not to worry. We only had (technically) one stop left...

MR. UBE!!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

QUIK-SNACK (BINONDO FOOD TRIP)


If there's one thing I could totally say about QUIK-SNACK, it's the word "unexpected". For a non-Binondo resident like me, I was clueless that such a treasure existed within their alleys even if we have been to Ongpin always for the Chinese New Year. Good thing that for our BINONDO FOOD TRIP organized by THE FOOD ALPHABET, he included QUIK-SNACK because, why shouldn't he? QUIK-SNACK is like a classical movie for them that just got better through the years. It is the place to go to for some Binondo eats which may be unfamiliar from outsiders like us but one bite and we'll get enchanted.

So for the 3rd stop of our BINONDO FOOD TRIP, our KAIN TULOG GANG squeezed ourselves into the sought after QUIK-SNACK. You might roll your eyes on me but it was actually my first time to have some of the dishes ordered by THE FOOD ALPHABET. The result made us suddenly feel more part of the everyday life in BINONDO.

And with delicious and authentic Chinese food so nearby to feed us at every whim, I will certainly NOT mind!!!!! :)  




QUIK-SNACK!!!!!



You will find QUIK-SNACK in the famous alley way in BINONDO that sells fruits and vegetables!


Monday, May 29, 2017

SINCERITY RESTAURANT (BINONDO FOOD TRIP)



ERICJAZ FOODIES are having a different kind of weekend date by joining our favorite KAIN TULOG GANG peeps do a BINONDO FOOD TRIP.  We had about 12 restaurants in the itinerary but we already loved the first restaurant so much (TASTY DUMPLINGS) that I wonder how the next stop would equal it.

Now when the organizer of our food trip, THE FOOD ALPHABET said that the next one on the list was SINCERITY RESTAURANT, I was honestly not too optimistic about it because it already invaded some stalls in the food court scene.

"I promise you, the food at SINCERITY RESTAURANT in BINONDO tastes MORE delicious than what they have in the malls. You just gotta try it."

Hmmmm... Now THAT definitely piqued the curiosity of my big forehead. So even if I had the mall version of SINCERITY RESTAURANT, I suddenly became excited to taste how they serve it in magical BINONDO.




And for our BINONDO FOOD stop 2... it's now SINCERITY RESTAURANT!




Our group was now joined by FOOD IN THE BAG!!! YAY!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TASTY DUMPLINGS (BINONDO FOOD TRIP)


Every time the Chinese Dimpol and I go to Binondo for CHINESE NEW YEAR, we always get a lot of recommendations to try out TASTY DUMPLINGS. As much as we wanted to though, we cannot have our meal there because not only is it not in our Ongpin route during CHINESE NEW YEAR, but it also gets SUPER CROWDED on the special day.

When THE FOOD ALPHABET scheduled a BINONDO FOOD TRIP, I'm thankful that he included TASTY DUMPLINGS in our itinerary. This was a meal we have long been waiting for and we're glad to discover that it deserves all of the hype.

So YAY! We finally got to try TASTY DUMPLINGS! Check out how it made us fall in love with it and got us craving for more!!! 




We're going to TASTY DUMPLINGS!!!

HOOORAY!




TASTY DUMPLINGS is located at the other side of the famous Binondo Church.

POULTRY STACK


Chicken lovers rejoice!! There's a new hub where you could converge and splurge to celebrate your favorite bird!




POULTRY STACK!!!!



POULTRY STACK is the new restaurant in Tomas Morato that doesn't look anything like your favorite chicken place!

Monday, May 22, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS 2017

I'm sure all Mothers would agree when I say that when our children arrived, our lives suddenly had more meaning, more purpose, and more happiness!

It's SO true! Don't deny it kapeng mainit.

Even if it was fun going out with friends...
Even if you and your significant other could stay out everyday till morning...
Even if you could join family trips and spend only for one...
Even if all your salary could be spent on personal clothes and gimiks...


Admit it. You experienced a different kind of joy and awesomeness each day with your kiddies that you wouldn't exchange it for anything before they arrived.

Yu-uh! Even with the stretchmarks!!!! And trust me, I have  A LOT.

On that hideous note ( he he he he), let me share with you my lovely Mother's Day weekend where it gave me more reasons to eat and celebrate. I thought though that being the star of the man-made holiday, I would get to choose where to go. Of course, THAT never happened. Ha ha ha ha ha ha! But it's okay. My boys will always be the reason for my unconditional love and happiness, so quits lang. He he he he he he!

It's my husband naman who'll let me have my way in the end. He he he he he he!

:P  

 


My boys!!!! Every day I feel so blessed for having you (with my pogi husband of course).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

OUR BINONDO FOOD TRIP


What is a perfect date for you and your significant other?

Yeah I could understand the attraction of candlelit dinners, walks on the beach, watching a movie while holding hands and making out, but sometimes, you just have to go for something different. Yep! When the candles have been blown off, you've already dusted the sand from your toes, or when the Beast finally lost all of his fur, it's time to do a certain kind of tripping that will make both you and your special sweetie, happy, full, and dandy.

And for me and the Chinese Dimpol, that "time" was a food trip with our KAIN TULOG BUDDIES in BINONDO!!!!! 




When we scheduled our BINONDO FOOD TRIP, the Chinese D and I were still celebrating our 1 week Valentimes.

(Yeah... yeah we celebrate our Valentimes for 1 week so that we have more excuses to eat, may reklamo???)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GERRY'S GRILL (NEWPORT, PASAY CITY)


THE YAPPY BUNCH are with THE BP GROUP for our staycation at BELMONT HOTEL, and since we cannot get separated just yet, we thought of having a late lunch together.

"Where to go?" was the question of the day.

And in searching for delicious food, that is affordable AND will be loved by both kiddies and adults alike, there was only one choice...




GERRY'S GRILL!!!!

YAY!



It's true! I don't know why. You would think that with our group we'd go for something more fashionable and chic, but really, all of just love havin' good ol' comfort Filipino food in GERRY'S!!!

It's where we ate in another staycation that we had! Check that meal HERE!

Now this is starting to be our group's official "after staycation" place!!!!

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