Stories and practicum report over cups of cold latte and a very sumptuous dessert. Indeed last January 7, we had a taste of Korea.
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Last year in college is sort of boring if we will just spend it with meeting deadlines and requirements. So to savor our remaining days, we planned to do a bucketlist!
Before Eternal Summer bucketlist is a personal bucketlist of me and my bestfriend, Denise. This list consists of the things we want to do and buy, and also places we want to visit before graduation.
Here are the things that we’ve already accomplished so far:
- Space Shuttle (05/24/13)
- Cinemalaya (08/01/13)
- Cafe Noriter (08/01/13)
- Sing in front of class (08/01/13)
- Mini cruiser (09/09/13)
- Duet in a crowd (09/11/13)
- Book Fair (09/14/13)
- Watch a play (09/26/13)
- Kanto Freestyle Breakfast (10/04/13)
- Bread day at Tinapayan Festival (10/25/13)
- Catching Fire (11/25/13)
- Boater Hat (12/18/13)
- UP Lantern Parade (12/18/13)
- Starbucks Intramuros (12/20/13)
- Santorini (01/07/14)
Edit: 7 activities left!!! :-)
(I’m back. Maybe I really am just having another hormonal imbalance last night due to my uterus (eww yes) but hey after posting last night’s sentiments I really felt okay, so yes, back to blogging!)
One by one, things in our Before Eternal Summer bucketlist are being crossed out and we couldn’t get any happier. Just recently, Twinny brought me to Santorini to serve as a treat after I revamped her blog (but I ended up treating her back a lovely dessert at yet another Korean café; which I will put in a separate post).
Santorini is a Korean restaurant standing along the Tigers’ den in P. Noval. Being famous to students (especially K-POP fans students) and having only six available tables, we are lucky that the odds are in our favor because when we got there, there’s only one vacant place. Upon entering the door, you will already feel the K-POP vibes. (Note: I am no K-POP fan and will never be. But Twinny is so yep. (Don’t worry Twinny, that didn’t made me love you any less. :P) The only reason why I agreed to add this in our bucketlist is because of Korean’s spoon! I’m in love with it. Hah.) K-POP idols’ posters are posted on the walls, K-POP fans’ notes expressing their wholehearted love for their biases, (that one, I learned from Twinny. Haha!) and the television mounted on top plays K-POP music videos and shows. I swear, hindi ko kinaya when Infinite performed and Twinny went fangirling. Good thing she didn’t brought her Infinite fan out! (Yes, she has that. She got it when she went to their concert) Or else, I’ll walk out. Just kidding! ;) Well indeed, the place is really a haven for K-POP bugs.
It was my first time trying a Korean food. Twinny and I ordered a Bulgogi for the price of P160.00 (Correct me if I’m wrong Twinny!) and it doesn’t taste bad. The taste has a resemblance to Moshi-Moshi’s Gyudon. I’m definitely looking forward for another Korean food experience. I want to try Bibimbap, Kimchi and Ramen!
For Korean lovers out there, check this resto out and you won’t regret a single thing!
We are supposed to see the lights and sounds show at Ayala Triangle but due to Twinny’s last minute notice (she’ll go to Paskuhan together with her highschool buddies), we decided to just hang out somewhere to kill time and to reward ourselves because we managed to survive the half of our last sem. We really don’t know where to go until we decided to see the movie Frozen. So to SM Manila we went but unfortunately, Frozen is not available there. Good thing I remembered Starbucks Intramuros. We planned on visiting it since we’re on second year because we fell in love with the look of the place. My friends and I aren’t really Starbucks goers. Well for us, everything there is psychological. (why? go figure. hah!) We like to visit cafes that doesn’t give so much buzz (e.g noriter, digital walker, etc) but this SB branch is an exception.
We reached the place at passed 3 and as what we’re expecting, it is full of creatures. Fortunately, moments later we found a spot. Ordered (Twinny got a heavenly butterbeer, being a potterhead that she is) and talked about random things until we came to the topic of singlehood. I thank God that He gave us three a heart that’s willing to wait. I personally owe it to the day that I accepted Him as my personal savior and to the girl that He gave me, Twinny. Who became my inspiration — she is pursuing the Lord for years now and is still waiting for her GB (God’s Best as she call it. Yes, she’s NBSB). We are passing it on to Kennetha and it’s overwhelming that she now appreciate the season that she’s into at present. Hearing her talk about how she doesn’t need to be in a relationship because she believe she’s not emotionally and physically ready, I can’t help but say at the back of my mind “Praise God!”. I am truly blessed to have such endearing girlfriends. The ones who understand that you don’t need to be with someone because for now you’re better on your own, the ones who’s not ashamed to admit that they still need a lot of fixing and most of all, the girls who’s willing to seek God first.
Ahh, I am truly blessed. It makes me love singlehood even more! ❤
Edit: Turned out that this is also part of our BES Bucketlist! ;)
I’ve been trying to come up with something to say for half an hour now and so far, I’m still here staring at the blinking cursor in front of me. Haha!
It’s as if I can’t think of anything to say to you and yet, there’s so many things that I know we can talk about. From geeky stuffs, fangirl moments, faith, fashion (uh-huh), restos, you-know-whos, and everything.
We’ve been together for roughly the last four years and man, did we see each other every single day in that four years! And in that four years, this is the first time that I will write you a blog post that is too cheesy and I hope this won’t make you love me any less. Hahaha! (I can hear you saying, push natin yan, Twinny!)
You’ve been there in my happiest and in my lowest and I can’t thank you enough. I love you, Twinny! I love how I found comfort in our closeness. I’ll be forever fascinated by how easy it is to make you laugh and how weird can we get when we’re together. Indeed, you make my college life full of color.
Keep shining bright like a diamond, weirdo! Happy 2 decades! Luffyou. :-)
We spent our bread day at Tinapayan Festival. No, it isn’t a festival of breads but a bakery along Dapitan. Twinny introduced this place to us (we went with Hesi again that day) and boy did we fell in love with it.
Tinapayan Festival offers a variety of pastries — from cakes, cream puffs, ensaymada, pandesal, tasty breads, etc, etc. No wonder there are lots of people going there and leaving with a big brown paper bags.
The thing that we came for really is their cream puffs! This is what Twinny’s raving about since-who-knows-when. It didn’t disappoint us though! Because it really taste heavenly.
It has caramelized sugar on top so it is somewhat brittle when you bite it. The bread is soft and the custard inside it is perfect because it is not sweet but creamy. One piece is only PHP15.00.
Look at that!
Aside from the caramel cream puff, they also have eclairs! (Thanks, Cath. Now I know it is called such. Hahaha!) The taste of the chocolate resembles to nutella’s though I am not sure if they did used nutella. Hah!
The only downside of their cream puffs and eclairs though (or I guess, every cream puff in any bakery) is that you have to eat it right away after buying it because if not, it will be VERY soft the next day and you will not enjoy its taste.
Hesi bought a cheesecake (don’t have photos sorry) which costs PHP50.00. Based on her and Twinny who got to taste it, it is delicious. Didn’t tried it because if you read my about me, I am not a cheese person. Hah!
Ending this post with my derp face with their heavenly-tasting cream puffs.
Tinapayan Festival is located at 1650 Dapital St. Sampaloc, Manila. For orders and inquiries, you may contact them at 732-2188.
The day of Oct. 4, before going to our girlfriend sister’s condo, Twinny and I got one thing in our bucketlist crossed out! This time, together with our dear friend, Hesi. :-)
But before reaching KFB, we’ve been through quite an adventure! Haha. Since we don’t know the directions on how to go there, we did some asking and voila! Rode a jeepney that is route to Boni Mandaluyong, and we told the driver to drop us at San Joaquin St.
When we reached San Joaquin St. we don’t know which way to go. From where we got off, we turned right and asked a pedicab driver where KFB is located. We’re on the wrong direction, so we came back to where the jeepney driver dropped us off and continued walking.
Look what Twinny did to Park because of exhaustion in carrying her not-so-heavy bag. Haha!
When you’ll visit the place this month, probably you will still encounter this. This is also the reason why we had a hard time finding KFB.
After passing all those road repairs, we finally saw KFB! At first, you’ll not notice the place since it just looked like a small sari-sari store and a typical carinderia. Also, there are no visible signage that can help you to locate it.
But don’t be deceive by the carinderia vibes of this eatery for they’ll let you experience your most unforgettable food-trip!
It was a hot sunny noon and thank goodness the crew of the store quickly offered us a water full of ice. Their tables are good enough for two people but an extra chair can be added so three can share. When going there with big groups, you can combine tables or ask for extras. Fortunately, we’re the only customer dining at that time, since some opted to take their orders out or they chose to eat at the extended store. In which you’re not in the street. As for us, we want to feel the “kanto” vibes so we stayed outside.
Their menu is quite simple and mostly, breakfast meals like pancakes, eggs benedict and silogs are offered. Hence, the name. But since it was lunch time, Hesi a.k.a Hanibunch and I decided to have rice meals while Twinny ordered mixed berries pancake.
You’ll have to wait for quite some time because they’ll prepare and cook your order. As it was served, you’ll be surprised on the plating. I swear by looking at the meal served right in front of you, you will forget that you are eating in an eatery located in the streets. It will be as if you’re dining in a fancy restaurant.
I ordered Honey Garlic Chicken (PHP90.00)
Twinny’s. Mixed Berries Pancake (PHP90.00)
Hanibunch’s. Batangas Beef Tapa (PHP90)
I was able to try the ones that Hanibunch and Twinny ordered and it was heavenly. As well as what I ordered, the honey garlic chicken. My favorite of them all was the mixed berries pancake. The feels when eating it! It was like there are fireworks in my mouth. When we get back, I’ll surely try other foods in their menu!
Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is located at San Joaquin St. Boni, Mandaluyong City. Their other branches are in Marikina and Kapitolyo, Pasig. They accept deliveries anywhere in the Metro, call them at 4002268. They also have a facebook, twitter and instagram account! Oha, so not your typical kanto eatery. ;-)
Here’s another Before Eternal Summer bucketlist update!
Singing when there’s people watching is one of the most scary things to do if you’ll ask me. But with God’s grace, I’m starting to get rid of the bathroom being my only stage and now trying to let my voice be heard. *cuethevoice’stunehere* Hence, my approval to add these two things in our bucketlist.
The sing in front of class moment happened when everyone got bored in watching their own horror movie, Behavioral Statistics. Our serious-looking-but-actually-quirky professor came up with a game that requires an active hearing ability, enough knowledge about counting and the most important of all, presence of mind. The one who’ll lose will either answer a problem and will help the prof to discuss the topic. When we’re in the last round of the game… boom! I got caught. So instead of answering a horrific statistics problem, I chose to sing in front of my blockmates. While everyone’s iphone and cameras (even my prof’s laptop, only it went late. hah!) went on record, the words "Summer after high school when we first met…" came out of my mouth. Boy, ‘twas embarrasing.
The second one, the duet in a crowd, happened during our Peer Facilitator’s General Assembly. Everyone’s required to perform so, at the last minute, I rusted off my almost non-existent guitar skills and next thing I know, Twinny and I sang “Clarity”. It feels good though it’s not as clean as everyone’s performance (having no time to practice). That was the only moment that I actually mustered the courage to sing confidently. Maybe because having the guitar as my security blanket and of course, Twinny singing with me.
Side note: Hello new followers! I don’t know why there’s a sudden influx and I am clueless where y’all coming from but thank you for following this dull blog of mine. :-)