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Eccentric, quaint, lovely, enchanting, intimate atmosphere, impressive, your source of gastronomical delights, solace and any adjective that is synonymous to attractive.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is the breakfast “alter ego” of the popular dinner by reservation, Isabelo Garden Restaurant. Foodies can enjoy breakfast in the morning until 4 in the afternoon where they allow walk-in breakfast aficionados who wants to feed not only their stomach but also their eyes.

Twinny got knowledge of this haven years ago when she saw it featured in a magazine. She then eventually fell in love and told me about it. So in our before eternal summer bucketlist it went. Just this 3rd of April, we took the moment to indulge in their mouth watering breakfast meals and of course, in their beautiful place.

We got there hours after lunch so we just ordered a not totally light meal. I opted to order their crispy waffle with homemade pancake syrup (PHP150.00) plus I added mango cubes (PHP15.00) as toppings paired with tropical teaser (PHP140.00) drink while Twinny got bacon, egg and herbed hashbrowns (PHP170.00) and for refreshment, pearl of the orient (PHP130.00).  

You can choose a place where you’ll be comfortable. Either inside the air-conditioned dining area or in the garden where you’ll feel all the shabby vibes of it all. Don’t worry, the garden area is well ventilated with electric fans per table. As to their staffs, well we found them accommodating. I just sorta felt annoyed during the times where the waiter will just stand a few feet away from your table and will stare at you so that they can cater to your needs immediately. But, I felt that where-is-my-privacy-feeling. It’s not for the whole time though. 

All in all, our journey to this magical haven was worth it. Indeed, it is a place where you want to come back even just after your last dine. Also, it is a place where you want someone to propose to you or perhaps, marry you! Hah. ;)

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Address : #11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City
Contact Numbers : +63(02) 5106914 /(02) 6812461
Mobile Number : +63 0917 7005810
Website :  http://www.rusticmorningsbyisabelo.com | Location Map

Eccentric, quaint, lovely, enchanting, intimate atmosphere, impressive, your source of gastronomical delights, solace and any adjective that is synonymous to attractive.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is the breakfast “alter ego” of the popular dinner by reservation, Isabelo Garden Restaurant. Foodies can enjoy breakfast in the morning until 4 in the afternoon where they allow walk-in breakfast aficionados who wants to feed not only their stomach but also their eyes.

Twinny got knowledge of this haven years ago when she saw it featured in a magazine. She then eventually fell in love and told me about it. So in our before eternal summer bucketlist it went. Just this 3rd of April, we took the moment to indulge in their mouth watering breakfast meals and of course, in their beautiful place.

We got there hours after lunch so we just ordered a not totally light meal. I opted to order their crispy waffle with homemade pancake syrup (PHP150.00) plus I added mango cubes (PHP15.00) as toppings paired with tropical teaser (PHP140.00) drink while Twinny got bacon, egg and herbed hashbrowns (PHP170.00) and for refreshment, pearl of the orient (PHP130.00).  

You can choose a place where you’ll be comfortable. Either inside the air-conditioned dining area or in the garden where you’ll feel all the shabby vibes of it all. Don’t worry, the garden area is well ventilated with electric fans per table. As to their staffs, well we found them accommodating. I just sorta felt annoyed during the times where the waiter will just stand a few feet away from your table and will stare at you so that they can cater to your needs immediately. But, I felt that where-is-my-privacy-feeling. It’s not for the whole time though. 

All in all, our journey to this magical haven was worth it. Indeed, it is a place where you want to come back even just after your last dine. Also, it is a place where you want someone to propose to you or perhaps, marry you! Hah. ;)

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Address : #11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City
Contact Numbers : +63(02) 5106914 /(02) 6812461
Mobile Number : +63 0917 7005810
Website :  http://www.rusticmorningsbyisabelo.com | Location Map

"HOLY MOLY!!!"…

…the term that’s on my mind during my whole first ice skating sesh with Twinny for our before eternal summer bucketlist. Man, I know how to skate using boards but I’m not knowledgeable when it comes to roller blades and most specially to ice skates so imagine me dreading my entire experience. 

The hardest transition that I ever experienced in my two decades of existence (#hyperbole) was stepping from concrete to ice with the ice skates! Both Twinny and I were first timers so we kind of stayed near the rink walls for a long time. We even said that we’ll be fc to some of the people there especially the kiddos! Of course, we didn’t do that. BUT WHY ARE THOSE KIDDOS SKATE SO WELL!!! =))

After walking with the help of the walls, eventually we managed to skate (in my case walk like a penguin) with ourselves and even went in the middle part of the rink! *wink* If only we stayed there for a long time, I know I’ll get the hang of it. But we were there 2 hours before the rink will close and my feet was saying, "ouch ouch! get out of the rink now!" Twinny however learned so fast that she can do the slide thing already. *clapclap*

Here’s the scary part though, there are some instances where you might be bumped by the pros! Good thing we didn’t experienced that along with some falls! Hah. 

The ice skating experience left my feet wounded. But all in all, I enjoyed it too despite being an amateur. I’ll make sure that I will come ready and armed the next time we try this activity! 

For ice skating infos such as rates and ice skating clinic this summer, like the SM Ice Skating facebook page!

"HOLY MOLY!!!"…

…the term that’s on my mind during my whole first ice skating sesh with Twinny for our before eternal summer bucketlist. Man, I know how to skate using boards but I’m not knowledgeable when it comes to roller blades and most specially to ice skates so imagine me dreading my entire experience. 

The hardest transition that I ever experienced in my two decades of existence (#hyperbole) was stepping from concrete to ice with the ice skates! Both Twinny and I were first timers so we kind of stayed near the rink walls for a long time. We even said that we’ll be fc to some of the people there especially the kiddos! Of course, we didn’t do that. BUT WHY ARE THOSE KIDDOS SKATE SO WELL!!! =))

After walking with the help of the walls, eventually we managed to skate (in my case walk like a penguin) with ourselves and even went in the middle part of the rink! *wink* If only we stayed there for a long time, I know I’ll get the hang of it. But we were there 2 hours before the rink will close and my feet was saying, "ouch ouch! get out of the rink now!" Twinny however learned so fast that she can do the slide thing already. *clapclap*

Here’s the scary part though, there are some instances where you might be bumped by the pros! Good thing we didn’t experienced that along with some falls! Hah. 

The ice skating experience left my feet wounded. But all in all, I enjoyed it too despite being an amateur. I’ll make sure that I will come ready and armed the next time we try this activity! 

For ice skating infos such as rates and ice skating clinic this summer, like the SM Ice Skating facebook page!

forevertan:

Yes I should’ve posted this on your birthdate aka March 4,2014 but because of my frenzied sched of meetings, revisions, and deadlines, this lil bday message of mine is just 27 days late :))

So where should I start? >:)

This is a story of a girl with no dragon tattoo.

I met her back in my early days as a college freshman. To be honest, I didn’t like her at first. But she had that spirit…woah, woah ,woah, sounds like Piolo Pascual from a movie but yep, I didn’t find any good vibes at her when I saw Twinny; that feeling that you know you’ll never get into her or she’ll never get into you. I had that same feeling with my highschool classmate, Marieliz who sat beside me at the first day of classes at Pasig Science. She’s my bestfriend till today. First impressions last until you get a second look.

Fast forward today. Did I ever regret that historical day I befriended her? Yes, because I CREATED A PSYCHO.

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Kidding aside I’m blessed by God to meet someone twice as weird as I am with three parts crazy and the rest filled with pure awesomeness. We have our shortcomings along the way and heck I’m thankful we painted the yellow brick road with tears, glitters and overlaughs (if there’s such a word).

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We are a combination of paradoxes, full of contrasts and similarities. It’s like being in the same boat; she would row with a paintbrush on her tongue while I paddle with a spoon and a soul siren voice. While I capture moments in a zoom, she’d take the story in a panorama.

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This is just a glimpse of the person who helped me see the world in 5D. I have more words to say and songs to compose about her but not another penny to extend my time in the computer shop so A HAPPY SECOND DECADE TO MS. ELAINE VIDAL.

Again let’s grow up while growing old girl. Let’s outweird each other in the years to come. This year is ours and proclaim God’s love in our lives.

-Dd

I HAVE THE AWESOME-EST BESTIE YOU GUYS!

Posted: March 30, 2014 with 11 notes
Under: late, birthday, greeting, forevertan, photo,

Finally got to post some backlogs! 

One of the best comfort food for breakfast is none other than pancakes! It’s fun to make especially if you have the complete ingredients to indulge with. While there are many breakfast restos in the metro, we got to discover a unique one that kiddos and even adults would enjoy. 

To serve as the third part of my week-long birthday celeb, Friday of March 7th, right before our tribute party and amid the bipolar weather we went to Eastwood to try this restaurant that’s buzzing the breakfast aficionados — Slappy Cakes! (*slappycakesinBESBucketlistcrossedout!*)

Slappy Cakes originated in Portland, Oregon, USA is now one of the most popular breakfast spots that offers one-of-a-kind dining experience in a fun and interactive setting. Interactive in a sense that you can cook your own pancakes right at your table! Kids and kids-at-heart would enjoy experimenting with the different batter flavors and toppings that can be sweet or salty depending on an individual’s preferences.

 Here’s how you do it:

1. Choose a batter. They come in 8 oz. bottles/serving - Buttermilk, Whole Grain, Peanut Butter, Vegan, and Chocolate.

2. Pick some fixins - Sweet: chocolate chips, apples, mangoes, bananas, raisins, blueberries, coconut, and nutella. Savory: bacon, sausages, chorizos, smoked ham, cheddar cheese, salted duck egg, assorted mushrooms, spring onions, white cheese, cashew nuts, and peanuts.

3. Add some toppings - Honey, creamy peanut butter, lemon curd, apple sauce, chocolate sauce, spring onion sour cream, whipped cream, maple syrup, and cherry syrup.

4. Enjoy eating and slap that pancake *kidding*!

Twinny and I got to try the buttermilk batter, banana and nutella fixin witih overflowing and mouthwatering maple syrup and cherry syrup! IT WAS HEAVEN. Plus, I really enjoyed cooking my own pancake. It felt like I was just playing “lutu-lutuan” just like in my childhood years. Hah! If you’re not contented with the pancake alone though, you can try their other breakfast meal and for those who want some boost in the morning, they also offer cocktail drinks.

We left the resto that day with full stomachs that we didn’t eat lunch that day because pancake alone sufficed our cravings. Will definitely go back here with my family!

Slappy Cakes

Unit 1880-5, Ground Floor,

New Eastwood Mall, Quezon City

http://www.slappycakes.com.ph/

https://www.facebook.com/SlappyCakesPH

 Credits to Denise R. for some of the photos. 

Finally got to post some backlogs! 

One of the best comfort food for breakfast is none other than pancakes! It’s fun to make especially if you have the complete ingredients to indulge with. While there are many breakfast restos in the metro, we got to discover a unique one that kiddos and even adults would enjoy. 

To serve as the third part of my week-long birthday celeb, Friday of March 7th, right before our tribute party and amid the bipolar weather we went to Eastwood to try this restaurant that’s buzzing the breakfast aficionados — Slappy Cakes! (*slappycakesinBESBucketlistcrossedout!*)

Slappy Cakes originated in Portland, Oregon, USA is now one of the most popular breakfast spots that offers one-of-a-kind dining experience in a fun and interactive setting. Interactive in a sense that you can cook your own pancakes right at your table! Kids and kids-at-heart would enjoy experimenting with the different batter flavors and toppings that can be sweet or salty depending on an individual’s preferences.

 Here’s how you do it:

1. Choose a batter. They come in 8 oz. bottles/serving - Buttermilk, Whole Grain, Peanut Butter, Vegan, and Chocolate.

2. Pick some fixins - Sweet: chocolate chips, apples, mangoes, bananas, raisins, blueberries, coconut, and nutella. Savory: bacon, sausages, chorizos, smoked ham, cheddar cheese, salted duck egg, assorted mushrooms, spring onions, white cheese, cashew nuts, and peanuts.

3. Add some toppings - Honey, creamy peanut butter, lemon curd, apple sauce, chocolate sauce, spring onion sour cream, whipped cream, maple syrup, and cherry syrup.

4. Enjoy eating and slap that pancake *kidding*!

Twinny and I got to try the buttermilk batter, banana and nutella fixin witih overflowing and mouthwatering maple syrup and cherry syrup! IT WAS HEAVEN. Plus, I really enjoyed cooking my own pancake. It felt like I was just playing “lutu-lutuan” just like in my childhood years. Hah! If you’re not contented with the pancake alone though, you can try their other breakfast meal and for those who want some boost in the morning, they also offer cocktail drinks.

We left the resto that day with full stomachs that we didn’t eat lunch that day because pancake alone sufficed our cravings. Will definitely go back here with my family!

Slappy Cakes

Unit 1880-5, Ground Floor,

New Eastwood Mall, Quezon City

http://www.slappycakes.com.ph/

https://www.facebook.com/SlappyCakesPH

 Credits to Denise R. for some of the photos. 

Stories and practicum report over cups of cold latte and a very sumptuous dessert. Indeed last January 7, we had a taste of Korea. 

Posted: January 19, 2014 with 11 notes
Under: seoulia, food, forevertan, photography, ShutterbugsPh,

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:

Edit: 7 activities left!!! :-)

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!!! :-)

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:

Edit: 7 activities left!!! :-)

Posted: January 12, 2014 with 11 notes
Under: Before Eternal Summer bucketlist, forevertan,

(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!


Santorini 산토리니
P. Noval corner Delos Reyes Street, Sampaloc Manila
http://www.facebook.com/santorini.ust 
568-3677

(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!


Santorini 산토리니
P. Noval corner Delos Reyes Street, Sampaloc Manila
http://www.facebook.com/santorini.ust 
568-3677

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! ;)

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! ;)

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