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Thursday, October 26, 2017


Usually when it's the school year, my perfect parent self would wait for the last minute to do some shopping. This year, the Yub and I promised to do our school shopping early. 

We bought their affordable shoes because they would always outgrow it in a year. That is, if it survives the torture it will receive when they run around and play.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


The Chinese Dimpol and I have heard of FLATIRON many times but we haven't tried it out because the little lords would always choose something else whenever we're at Uptown Mall in BGC. It's a shame too because I've always been curious of the place but of course, the priority would always be the boys' appetites.

Most recently, we were invited by FLATIRON 1771 to try out their new dishes and even if I would come from millions of miles away, or in Quezon City (he he he he), we really went for it. I think the food gods supported my decision because would you believe that from Katipunan, QC, I arrived in Uptown Mall BGC in only about 30 minutes???

QUE to the HORROR!!!!! Isa siyang himala!

OR, it was meant to be. He he he he he!

The Yub and I we're so glad that we dropped by FLATIRON 1771 that night because the food was indeed delicious and the new items were something that our boys would also enjoy. It was great too that they have fixed the place up to make it really look like a sassy modern diner where friends and family would have a good time.

Check out and drool at our fun dinner in FLATIRON 1771. Next time you see us here, we'll surely be with the kids.

Or not.

Because if they still object, ay, hello, they could wait outside.


Or am I?

Tee hee!

FLATIRON 1771, modern diner!

FLATIRON 1771 is now brighter especially with the lively vibrant colors in the interiors.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


It was a very looooong yet fun day for THE YAPPY BUNCH as we started the morning with DIPLOMAT HOTEL, then we went on with BURNHAM PARK, THE MANSION, and WRIGHT PARK.

Now should we call it a day and go home to rest?


We are STILL going to check out ANOTHER must-see spot when you visit BAGUIO CITY.... 


Monday, October 23, 2017


I may have posted about CAUSEWAY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT only once in this silly little foodie blog but trust me, it's our go to place EVERY TIME we're craving for some dimsum on a weeknight.

It was a Monday and the place was almost empty. It's okay. That means we'll get served asap all the hot dimsums that we wanted.

Friday, October 20, 2017


My company celebrated its anniversary last August and as expected, we're going to PARTEEEEEY.....


Yes! 38 years!!!! :) 

As usual, with the anniversary party, we know that there is going to be delicious food and prizes. Wohoo!!!!! So we were all excited. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017


One of the cardinal rules when going to BAGUIO is that you should never EVER, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER miss the chance to go biking and boating in BURNHAM PARK. I think everyone who has ever gone to BAGUIO has done it so why don't you? Of course with the emergence of modern technology and popular new activities, it may be cheesy and "baduy" to go there. But personally, I find having a family day at BURNHAM PARK to be something like a tradition -- a fun old-fashioned way to reminisce when life was simple. And now, when most of the kiddies are already so jaded that a friggin gold bar may be just MEH to them, it would really be great for them to experience what got us shrieking with enjoyment before.

Always remember that good, clean, fun will never go out of style. And in Baguio, BURNHAM PARK will give you all of that plus a cool time with your loved ones -- literally!!!!

Check out our wonderful time at BURNHAM PARK!


BURNHAM PARK was named after architect Daniel Burnham who laid the plans in the city. The popular park is a 32.8 hectare land that also have a man-made lake, an arcade, a grand stand, a football field, AND...

a bike area!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


THE YAPPY BUNCH are with our long time friends Team Virrey in BAGUIO CITY and we are having so much fun!!! Even if we were only in the summer capital for the long weekend, we have jammed so many activities that the enjoyment was non-stop. The great thing too is that the kiddies were all great buddies that it was always a riot EVERYWHERE! That's why even if we have scheduled so many places to go to, it was all a-okay; their screams and giggles just made the ride more memorable... and NOISY! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

WOHOO! We're in Baguio!

Our first stop  this Sunday is going to be THE MANSION!

The MANSION is the summer home of the President of the Philippines. It was built in 1908 initially for the US Governor's General. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


It's been a while since our last Japanese fiesta that when our out-of-town-trip was cancelled, I was happy to join the KTG who was going to have Saturday lunch at 10 RONIN.

The Yub and I have already tried 10 RONIN before and we loved the dishes A LOT that we wanted to return FAST. Good thing that the food gods were in the mood to get us fat that weekend that they made this craving possible for us.

And the great thing was, we were going to enjoy our favorites plus new dishes at 10 RONIN!!!!



Monday, October 16, 2017


THE YAPPY BUNCH and Team Virrey are in Baguio City. And for our late Sunday lunch, we trooped over to a restaurant that's always in the top restos to visit in the Summer Capital of the Philippines...


Even if this was already in the afternoon, there were still long lines in this popular food hub!

Don't worry because even if there are long lines, your group will be accommodated immediately since GOOD TASTE have about 3 floors for its diners. AND, it's open 24 hours so that means you could eat here even if your sight seeing finishes at a late hour!

Thursday, October 12, 2017


It's been a long time since my last trip to Baguio city that's why when questions on where to eat were concerned, I was clueless. Good thing my kumareng Aning has been in Baguio many times that's why she already had some top favorites. And there was one restaurant that she strongly recommended and wouldn't let us go home without trying it..


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Ever since I first saw DIPLOMAT HOTEL in Halloween specials and documentaries, I made up my mind that the next time I'm in Baguio, I would really go there. Well that's just me being my usual weird self because I'm so into supernatural tales and ghostly stories. (Yun lang come night time, I would get very jumpy and scream at the small sound of a butiki. I swear, sa akin matatakot yung multo! He he he he he he!!!)

That's why with THE YAPPY BUNCH's first trip to BAGUIO CITY, I really included in our itinerary this popular abandoned relic at the top of Dominican Hill. And I was not disappointed.

At first I was really hoping to see something to be scared out of my wits or at least feel an eeriness that I haven't experienced before.

In the end, we saw something else that I really did not expect. 

What is it you ask? Read below if... you... dare... to know kung ano ang nasa dako pa doon....




It's actually called HERITAGE AND NATURE PARK now but for familiarity's sake, let's stick to the name that I was used to since before.

Monday, October 9, 2017


ERICJAZ FOODIES was invited to try out the newest steak hub in Pasig City and though it's a bit out of the way from where we lived, we're excited!

STEAK PROJECT was right in the heart of Pasig City near Pasig City Museum and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig. 

Friday, October 6, 2017


THE YAPPY BUNCH are with Team Virrey in BAGUIO CITY, and for our first activity for the weekend, we went to the PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY!


The PMA was established in 1905 as the Officer's School, Philippine Constabulary. At first, it was located in Intramuros Manila, but through the years, it has set a permanent home in Fort General Gregorio H. del Pilar. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Honestly, I'm not much of a drinker. But there are just some invites that you cannot say no to, especially if the word "Lechon" is connected to it.

With that, ERICJAZ FOODIES were excited to meet up with fellow foodies from THE KAIN TULOG GANG (or THE KTG) to discover how the Filipino's favorite Lechon becomes more delectable (yes it's possible) with GLENFIDDICH, the most awarded single malt whiskey!


The delicious event was held in TOAST ASIAN KITCHEN and TASTING ROOM in Ayala the 30th.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


One of my most favorite memories as a kid was when my family and I had our very first Baguio getaway. I think I was only a scrawny Grade 4 student when my family rode a Victory Liner (Yup! We rode a bus!!!!) going to Baguio and stayed in this simple 3-star hotel. We had the "superkaduper bestest" of time when my Dad (RIP) took us to what families normally do there -- go horse back riding, coin dropping, biking, and just enjoy the shivering cold weather that Baguio is so popular for.

I know that may never happen again ( :( ) but I am just consoled with the fact that my husband and I could give that unforgettable experience with the little lords. We have been planning it for so long but we never got around to doing it because it meant that we had to be absent from work.

One night, my friend Anne said that her brother invited us all to join them in their Baguio trip on an upcoming 3 day weekend!!! Wow! That would be so YAY!!!! Besides going to our much revered place with our great buddies, our accommodations will be courtesy of Kuya Larry! Wohooo!!!! Now THIS is so meant to be!!!!

And just like our trip to Baguio with the family, THE YAPPY BUNCH had a super fun time doing the things that I did before as a kid. There was no dull moment at all! We all enjoyed every minute of our trip and are so raring to go back very soon.

So let me share with you our awesome Baguio trip with Team Virrey!!!! I'm warning you this early that there will be A LOT of pictures (please get used to to it... ha ha ha ha ha ha!) because we would like to remember every fun moment from it!!!

Yooo to the HOO!

We're going to Baguio! YIPEE SKIP!!!

We decided to drive out to Baguio after dinner to avoid traffic. It may be risky but we just promised to go carefully and slow. We also passed by the safer route of Marcos Highway.

Monday, October 2, 2017


The plan for that Saturday was the Chinese Dimpol, Master Mati and I will go watch a movie because the bunsoy Andrei said wished to go with his Lolo (RIP) and Lola. Unfortunately, my parents' gimik that night got cancelled so Andrei was left by his lonesome. He asked if he could watch the movie with us but unfortunately, we're going to watch something PG-13.

So what to do?

Since Andrei seemed so wawa that he'll be left home, I asked the Chinese Dimpol if he could cancel my ticket so my bunsoy and I could just have a date night. The Yub grumbled then agreed adding that he and Master Mati could have a bro night too (maybe it dawned on him that mababawasan gastos niya! Ha ha ha ha ha).

With that my bunsoy and I had a lovely pre-Mother's Day date night. But, unlike what I wished would happen, we went to HIS dinner of choice -- YABU!

It's okay. I'm sure most mothers will agree that as long as our kids are happy, we're happy.

Surely helped too that I loved YABU as well! Har de har har!

Andrei and I are going on a date night!!!!!

While the Yub and Master Mati are watching a movie, we'll be shopping, going around, and having dinner at YABU. 

My bunsoy then asked if we could have some Salmon Sushi for a pre-date snack.


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