TBIP’s Upcoming Baguio Trip

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Hello!  Since December is the only month this year where I can have a short break and unwind, I decided to have my press trip in Baguio City.  We are really busy and we still have work until 22nd and a lot of parties and other events are also scheduled that’s why I have chosen to have our vacay on the 27th til the 30th of this month.  We will be staying in Microtel Baguio (one of my favorite places to stay when I am in Baguio).

In our four-day stay in the Summer Capital of the Philippnes, I will be featuring different cafes, restaurants, bakeries/pastry shops and spas to visit.  (Watch out for that- I will be posting these establishments in my Facebook and Instagram account as well.)

Aside from that here are the activities that we will be having:

  1.  The Lourdes Grotto Challenge
  2.  Pasalubong Shopping
  3.  Strawberry Picking
  4. Horseback Riding and Biking
  5.  Oh My Gulay (Vegetables)  and Fruits Haggling Challenge
  6.  Halukay sa Ukay-Ukay

Originally, we are booked only until the 29th but since I have a lot of businesses to feature, I extended another day.  Thank you, Microtel Baguio for granting my request 🙂    I will see if I can still squeeze some time to have more activities.  Any suggestions?  Feel free to leave a comment below.



My Fitness Challenge Update

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By now, you already know that i’m currently enrolled in Fitness First for 18 months.  I haven’t been in the Metroeast Club for quite a while because lately I felt strange and it’s like I was physically drained and exhausted.  I think it has something to do with the last two sessions I had in the club.  Last Thursday, I had my 3rd session with my PT and based from MY assessment (not theirs) , I am not fit for strenuous activities.  Though I know that their goal for the said assessment is to see how far can you go and from there, they can design the right exercises or workout for you.  I’ve been very vocal with my trainer that I do not intend to participate in any group classes like Zumba and freestyle dancing.  I enrolled there so I can use their machines for cardio workout.  I just want simple exercises that would help me achieve that beach-ready body on April 2018.  Since I only get the chance to go to the club for twice or thrice per week, I do the daily workouts at home.





The videos above were taken last Nov. 30, 2017.


10 minutes using the stationary bike (Dec. 1, 2017)

The day after my assessment (Friday), I still managed to go to the club and use their machines but then that particular night then the whole Saturday, I felt really weak and drained.  I didn’t manage to go out like I do every weekend.  I ended up in bed the whole day to rest and luckily, on Sunday, gradually I felt the energy coming back.  I think another factor that affected what I have experienced is STRESS.

Upon reflecting,  I remembered that you don’t have to rely on workouts or exercises alone, 80% would depend on the kind of diet that you have so I really need to plan about my meals and it will just be supplemented with exercises.  Also, aside from the workout, I am also planning to have my relaxation routine as part of my preparation this coming summer.  Hopefully, I can scout for my perfect spa partner (along Marcos Highway) within the month.

I will give you an update in a separate post about my last PT session.  Have a productive week ahead 🙂


TORMOJ CAFE- An Alternative Hangout in Ortigas Center

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It’s quite unusual to discover a cafe that offers inexpensive food and drinks. especially if you are in a business district like Makati or Ortigas Center– Well, I’m fortunate enough that I have discovered TORMOJ Cafe in 8137 Plaza, Escriba Drive, Ortigas Center, pasig City.   You might be amazed why the prices are affordable and you might think as well that they just offer the usual food that you see in sidewalk eateries or cafeterias.  The menu can be compared with the popular restaurants or cafes, but the difference in Tormoj Cafe is that even the students and ordinary employees/workers can afford to hang out here.


Just last week, my kids and I were able to try their bestsellers.   As a food blogger, a visit to a restaurant or cafe won’t be complete without trying chicken, dessert and the coffee.  We started with their rice meals since we arrived at past 1pm already.   When the lemon chicken was served, I felt the excitement.   I liked the blend of cream and lemon in their sauce.   Even my daughter who is also a picky eater like me enjoyed this and the Pork Belly.  (Usually it would take her an hour to finish her meals, but not this time!)


Lemon Chicken for P139.50


Pork Belly for P129.00

I tried the Pesto Pasta which was very tasty but because my son Kyle enjoyed it, I ended up having the Chicken Cajun Pasta instead.  I actually prefer it over the Pesto Pasta because I don’t get sick with the spicy and strong taste.   I do not have any complain at all– the noodles were cooked al dente and no unpleasant taste.



Pesto Pasta for only P105.00



Chicken Cajun Pasta and Iced Coffee


Chicken Cajun Pasta and Choco Java Chip Fraffe

And because I am a certified COFFEE ADDICT,  my visit won’t be complete without trying their coffee.


Iced Coffee

I loved the Iced Coffee– not too sweet and strong.  It was perfect to pair with the Chicken Cajun Pasta.


The kids loved the Choco Java Chip Fraffe and Halo-halo.  If you would just like to chill or have a place to do your assignment, finish a project or conduct business or group meetings, this place is perfect for you.


Vietnamese Coffee with Kahlia

The highlight of my visit is experiencing their Vietnamese Coffee with Kahlia.  I couldn’t get over the taste- soooooo addictive!  Below is a video of the actual preparation of their Vietnamese Coffee (personally prepared by Ms. Sharen Mojares)- the daughter of the owner, Tita Mojares.


The only thing that they need to work on with in the future is providing more space to their customers.  They already have a clean, decent place with cozy ambiance, but it can only accommodate up to 15 to 20 pax.  Other than that, we do not have any issues at all.  They serve delectable dishes and you can even request them to cook a special dish if ever it is not in the menu.  They are open from Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.

I highly recommend TORMOJ CAFE– this cafe is worth a visit when you are in Ortigas Center or near the area.


8137 Plaza, Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center Pasig City

Mobile Number:  0917 4282879


Achieving My Beauty Routine @Nailaholics

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I have a BIG revelation this coming summer and I am carefully planning about it.   Part of my preparation for this is to have a fitness and beauty routine.  I am already working on my achieving my beach-ready body by being a member of Fitness First.   I get to visit the club at Robinson’s Metroeast thrice per week, but I do my workout at home daily so I also burn some calories.  I am already working on creating my own meal plan that will help me achieve my fitness goals.  I know that I am already in the right track but it isn’t enough yet.

Because of the nature of my job, I am superstressed all the time so I need to devote a little of my precious time to destress.  Aside from having facials, body scrubs to achieve the perfect glow of my skin on April, I also need to have hair, foot and nail pampering.

In this post, I will share about the Vitamin Sea Package that I had in Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa after my workout.  It is so convenient for me because it is also located in the 3rd Floor of Robinson’s MetroEast, Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal–so, right after my workout, I can also have my destressing session there.



Upon entering Nailaholics, I was relaxed by the clean and quiet ambiance.   They have a summer backdrop that will set your mood to relax.  I had their Vitamin Sea Package (manicure, pedicure and foot spa)  I loved the feeling while my feet were soaked in the warm water.   





I met these gorgeous and friendly staff (Jho- who did the foot spa and pedicure & Rubie who did the manicure).  I have chosen the color of my nail polish– guess what?  Yes, you’re correct, hihi!  I have chosen pink 🙂  I would have tried nail art, but then they do not have the tools.  They have it in the other branches– it just happened that they do not have it when I came.  In the Vitamin Sea Package, they use the regular but branded nail polish.  They recommend the gel polish as it stays longer than the regular ones.  Hmmm, probably next time I will have the gel manicure and pedicure.  I was informed that they have an ongoing 15% discount to their gel manicure and pedicure.




Compared to the other salons, Nailaholics makes sure what the customers want.  Rubie asked first about the desired length and shape of my fingernails.  She gently massaged the fingers  and asked me if I felt any pain at all.  You will totally feel comfortable and would like to stay for the rest of the day, hehehe 🙂







I’ve been to other nail salons and I was used to the experience that the attendant was always in a hurry so in about less than 15 or 20 minutes, I’m already done with the foot spa and pedicure and of course, I ended up dissastisfied with the service.   I was surprised  that it took them more or less one hour for the whole service.



If you would like to try the Vitamin Sea Package and their other packages as well, you can visit Nailaholics.  Please click their website for their services and branches.

Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa

3rd Level, Robinsons Place Metro East, Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal

www. nailaholics.com



8-Duterte English Page

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Hello. Here are the names of students who did not submit the following requirements.  Please see me if ever there are clarifications.


Adrias, Angelo

Canoy, Eduardo

Capsa, Kenneth

Carbayar, Paul John

Capongcol, John Lloyd

Conjurado, John Zeus

Carullo, Zedrex

Cascante, Kent Andrew

Castillo, Ivan

Castro, Gian

Castro, Karl Michael

Cayandag, Jaspher

Cedo, Justine Renz

Cesar, David Jason

Collarga, Jairus Jhon

Copon, John Kenneth

Coloso, Bores

Cocayco, Jomar

Cruspero, Romeo

Cruz, Sean Patrick

Cariaso, Georgina

Cardines, Shakira Angel

Carpio, Judymae

Castro, Apryl Rose

Cayabyab, Romilyn

Cortez, Jenevie

Dela Torre, Anika Janna

Eleuterio, Janine

Oro, Edleen

Pasodillo, Mjay


Adrias, Angelo

Batayola, Sean Walter

Bughao, Nicole

Capsa, Kenneth

Cascante, Kent Andrew

Castro, Gian

Cadtro, Karl Michael

Cayandag, Jasphrr

Cedi, Justine Renz

Conjurado, John Zeus

Cordero, John Lloyd

Cocayco, Jomar

Cruz, Aliven

Cruz, Sean Patrick

Deblois, Axel

Carias, Jezalyn

Cariaso, Georgina

Cardines, Shakira Angel

Carlos, Elizabeth

Castaneda, Ma Christina

Castaneda, Leslie

Caysbyab, Romilyn

Cejo, Jojie

Celajes, Normie

Celia, Haramiela

Cerbito, Mary Joy

Chica, Danica

Cortez, Jenevie

Conte, Mylene

Conde, Sophia Marie

Dela Totte, Anika

Eleuterio, Janine

Oro, Edleen

Pasodillo,, Mjay

8-Magsaysay English Page

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Calling the studentss of 8-Magsaysay! 


  1.  I need the advertisement using one of the propaganda techniques in your blog.
  2.  Those who have not submitted their Reading Journal, you can still submit yours on January 11, 2018.
  3. Portfolios will be collected on January 3, 2018.  Give your portfolios to JM Cline Natad and Allen Tracy Macasinag.

happy holidays greenandred

8-Aquino English Page

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Please refer to the requirements that you didn’t submit.  Please see me if there are clarifications before I finalize your grade.

I have not checked the blogs yet so you can still update it.


Alix, Christian Brian

Andliab, Roger

Bering, John Lloyd

Biason, Melvin

Binban, Khelvin Josh

Bolante, Cjay

Bongon, Rainier

Braga, Isaac

Buasan, Ivan

Bunac, Juan Gabrielle

Burabo, Michael Angelo

Caballero, Jericho

Camano, Alvin

Candelaria, Jayson

Pregoner, Erico,

Sagrados, Jodel

Sagrados, Jonel

Bernados, Jenessa

Bognalos, Claudine

Caisip, Elaiza


Alix, Christian Brian

Binban, Khelvin Josh

Biason, Melvin

Balea, Ariel

Bedrijo, Henry

Beleta, George

Belleza, Chris Justine

Bermeo, Eddie

Bernardo, Christian Sheen

Biscante, Roland

Bolado, Mark Jhon

Bolante, Cjay

Bonganay, Lance

Bongon, Rainier

Braga, Isaac

Brobio, Michael Jack

Buasan, Ivan

Bulan, John

Burce, Viejay

Caballero, Jericho

Caberto, Johnsen

Cadezal, Jeffrey

Camanse, Philip

Camano, Alvin

Canotal, Cyrus

Catalan, Ricardo

Dominguez, Jomarie

Esnaldo, Japeth

Pregoner, Erico

Sagrados, Jodel

Sagrados, Jonel

Benson, Danica

Bernal, Eliza

Bolinas, Dona Rose

Brucilo, Bea

Calapan, Samantha

Calianga, Aaliyah

Camama, Aneah

Weekend Lunch: A Review of Maria’s

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After we had a visit to Subspace Coffee House in Ortigas Center last Saturday, we looked for a place where we can have our lunch because we haven’t had our breakfast yet.  All we had is just coffee @ Subspace– luckily, we saw Maria’s at Eton Lofts.   I knew everything would taste good even if it really tastes like cardboard–because we were really starving at that time.  I ordered Fried Chicken and ice cream for my daughter and Chicken BBQ Sub for myself.


Yep!  Everytime I go out for a restaurant visit, I check out their chicken and desserts as I do not eat pork and beef 😦  Hmmm, so we waited patiently for our food and prepared to devour it.  When the fried chicken came, I didn’t have any complain about the taste.  I recommend their garlic rice– not only it is a healthy food, but their version of it was  flavorful.  What I didn’t like though is my Chicken BBQ Sub 😦  I LOVE Chicken BBQ but I didn’t want it to be that salty.  There was no problem with the presentation– I just didn’t like the taste.  I liked the potato wedges and the complimentary iced tea.


Fried Chicken Meal for P180


Chocolate Ice Cream for P60


Chicken BBQ Sub for P240

The staff are very polite and they even allowed me to charge my phone.  The ambiance is also cozy and the CR is also clean.  Would I go back?– Hmmm…. probably, when I visit the area again.


GF Eton Lofts F Ortigas Jr. cor. Garnet Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

A Visit to Subspace Coffeehouse

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I’m a coffee lover so part of my weekend is not only to scout for beauty salon or spa service that suits my taste, also to visit selected restaurants and cafes.  Just this Saturday, I was able to check Subspace Coffehouse, located in Garnet Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  It was established in 2011 wherein the KPoppers were usually their customers.





The place was just enough for 25-30 people to hold their business meetings or  just to have a casual chitchat.   They play Korean movies every Friday exclusively for their customers.


Well, I only had the chance to taste two of their coffees– the coffee latte and the Purple Potato Latte which is their signature coffee.  Personally, I prefer the simple coffee latte– it was perfect already that I didn’t have to add any sugar at all.


Purple Potato Latte- their signature coffee

In the video below is a demonstration of how the barista prepares the coffee.



Their desserts were kinda tempting, but unfortunately, I cannot have a feedback about their rice meals and desserts because I didn’t have the chance to try the bestsellers for their food.   What I can recommend though is for you to try the COFFEE LATTE.




Unit 103, GF Grand Emerald Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Road cor. Garnet Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City