The old rugged cross, said to be “the emblem of suffering and shame”. (The Old Rugged Cross lyrics)

My experience from the silent retreat changed the way I see the passion and death of Christ. As a cross is often connected to pain and suffering, we sometimes forget that on the other hand, it’s the emblem of God’s love - the kind of love that is pure, the one referred to in the 3rd degree of humility, the kind of love that is really really hard to understand. And I guess there’s really no reason for God’s love. Basta

Red Velvet Magnum

  1. Camera: Nikon D300
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 105mm

@ PAUL, SM Aura

Top: An open sandwich, Tartine Champignons - sauteed mushrooms with garlic, shallots and parsley

Bottom: A soft bread sandwich, Croque Saumon Poireaux - roasted salmon, leeks, cream, Emmental cheese and pain de mie

Those aren’t puto with herbs. :))

Since I’ll have my first (and probably only) encounter with Boracay in a couple of weeks, I made the famous Real Coffee and Tea Cafe’s Calamansi Muffin found in the island. Looking forward to taste the original one! :))  

Recipe to be found here. They’re supposed to be golden brown and not-cracking. HAHA Those little green bits on top are calamansi zest I added. I also brushed calamansi concentrate (with honey) on top to glaze. 

  1. Camera: Nikon D300
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/40th
  4. Focal Length: 200mm

A new Korean restaurant in Katipunan. Their menu is very limited, though. Just the usual Kimchi, Bibimbap, and Ginseng Soup, among others.



Favorite part of this week’s episode :’) :’)

(Source: skateranya)

For me, there were only 3 bars that I enjoyed in this buffet.

(1) Pasta bar - where we had Gnocchi in tomato sauce :D yummy!

(2) Seafood bar

(3) Dessert bar - the chef seemed to be fond of mixing sweet and lime flavors :)

Hello for the 4th time, Early Bird Breakfast Club. It’s very interesting that each time I visit, there’s something new. I find this newspaper format for the menu very clever. (I even took one to bring home and answered the crossword puzzle during breakfast the next day hoho). 

Since Ramen is the new craze, we had to fall in line for almost an hour to get a seat! That was not even during lunch rush hour :)) Crazy.


In Ramen Nagi, you get to create your own ramen. Here’s my dihia, modelling for an example of the order sheet (very much similar to Burger Project’s style! :) ) Haha


There were 5 main ramen bases and we got 3 out of 5 :))


Butao King - the original one


Black King


Green King - tasted like a pesto noodle soup :)


and Gyoza :)


THEY’RE SO GOOD!! I hope I can watch the whole performance :))