You know how McDonald branches seem to magically appear because you swear to god you don’t remember it being built, that’s how I see the Bayleaf Hotel. Yes, the big building that it is, didn’t register to my radar until few months ago when after so many years I found myself walking within the walls of Intramuros again. Yes, I just told you the lengthy version of, “I haven’t been to Intramuros for quite a while now,” teehee!
There is something you should know about me; I eat a lot but I don’t gain a lot of weight. That is because I get stuffed easily, like a person who underwent a bariatric surgery. It means I am not an ideal person to attend a food fair but hell… who is there to stop me?! So I went to the Rockwell’s 2nd Ultimate Taste Test (UTT). I learned of this two-day event from Anton Diaz’s blog, Our Awesome Planet. It was held from September 15 to 16 at the Rockwell Tent in Makati with an admission fee of PHP585.
I couldn’t forget the look of pure rapture on my friend’s face as she recounted her first Sebastian’s experience. Let me pull you back from whatever naughty thoughts the last sentence may have elicited, I mean the Sebastian’s Cold Comfort, famous for their artisan ice cream. I must have been wearing the same expression as my friend’s last September 13 when I finally had a taste of Sebastian’s cold treats.
Move over Krispy Kreme, there is a new It doughnut place in town and it’s called, J.Co Donuts. It was established in Indonesia in 2005 and now, it has branches in four other countries, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and now The Philippines. Since the opening of its first branch in Megamall, J.Co has created a hype that does not seem to die down. So far I have been to three J.Co branches, all of them were always cramming with people, so much so that they always run out of doughnuts and the queue is so long, it goes beyond the store’s vicinity.
There was a time in my childhood when all the other kids in the neighborhood were learning how to rollerblade except me. So I never learned how to skate and I didn’t think I’d ever will until I saw this deal on a group-buying site that offered an all-day pass for ice skating at SM Mall of Asia.
I have yet to have a fine-dining experience in a star cruise ship. For now I am happy to have found an alternative… on land. Somewhere in Intramuros is this marine-themed restaurant called Bistro Marinero. My friends and I checked it out after we attended the NCCA Gallery Artis’s Talk last month.