Hello, Manila! :)
Yayyyy, I missed you friends!!! Dahil sa inyo, 5 minutes late ako for my last driving lessons kanina. :))
I was in Manila from 9 am to 2:30 pm today! I had to rush home because I stayed longer than I should have hehe. First time to commute from Manila all the way to our house! Another tick off my college bucket list HAHAHA. It really exists… =)) Arrived at home 4:50 pm, removed my planner and notebook from my bag, and then ran outside the subdivision for a jeep to SMART Driving Center and arrived there at 5:05 pm huhu I don’t like being laaaaate. But I’m so glad I’m done with those driving lessons! I think I’ll do better without someone instructing me all the time. I hope. :)
A productive and tiring, but happy start to a busy week! And then school starts next week! Can’t wait to see people again!! ❤️
"Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood." — Robin Benway
Sunday family lunch at The Primary, UPTC!
Actually taking the time to make a post about another one of our usual Sunday lunch out because The Primary’s food and service are greeeat! Mama read about this place in one of the blogs she follows (techie momma hahahaha) and since Adin received a Certificate of Academic Excellence, we had a reasonable excuse (apart from it being Sunday) to celebrate so yay! We went straight to UP Town Center after the first session of Feast QC for brunch. :)
Aia giving me her scary look…. (My cutiepie was feeling hungry!)
The restaurant’s family friendly. They had newspapers for Papa, a lollipop, paper and some crayons for Aia, a tv showing funny clips for the rest of us, wifi, and a cute waiter HAHAHA! Joke lang po. =)) (Not really.)
Beef Salpicao — 10/10
Mushroom Soup — 8/10
Mushroom soup is one of our staple food whenever we eat out because my baby sister always requests for it. She calls it white soup! So we’ve tasted different kinds of mushroom soup already and I’ve tasted better. Theirs has something unique about it, though.
Callos - 6/10
I usually like this dish but their Callos recipe contains curry so it tasted way too Indian for me. My sister and father liked it, though. :)
Grilled Blue Marlin for Papa
Pan-seared Fish with Truffle Sauce — 10/10
Hnggg I usually don’t like fancy sauces/spreads with fish, but I made an exception for this one!
Boneless Mediterranean Chicken with Tortilla Wraps — 10/10
This one + the Beef Salpicao are my favorites. The chicken and the white sauce thing was delicious! And plus points for it being a healthy dish hehe road to fitness/healthy lifestyle kunwari.
On to the best part ever!!! Super yummy desserts tapos they’re not overpriced pa. Huhu I will come back for you!
Oh My Mango Crepe
My mother has a thing for crepes so this was a must once we’ve seen the dessert choices. Sarap!!
No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake
Super sarap din! We made a no-bake blueberry cheesecake in Foodsci back in third year but ours was so frozen. This one was so soft, it melts in your mouth. I really love cheesecakes and this one was really good because it was not too sweet nor too sour. A++!
Nutella and Cheese Cream Puffs
Definitely the best one of the bunch! When I took a bite from my cream puff, I wanted to put the rest of them on my plate huhu. Perfect mix of marshmallow, nutella and cream cheese!! How can something so sinful taste so heavenly :( I shall return for you.
One of the best restaurants we’ve tried, so far! Great food, friendly ambiance, fast service, plus it’s just in Katip. :) Try it out when you can and then buy the cream puffs for me please, thank youuu.
Random shots, random LU1 memories. First iMed fieldtrip (Histo 1). Sunset view from David’s old condo’s rooftop. A rainbow on the first of July, seen from RPR 7th floor. Crossroads 2013. Pisay flagpole area during October 2013 when I visited. MSS Applicant’s Booklet hehe had lots of fun filling this up. BonChon numbers all lined up. Tickets for LadyMed 2013. TRP standee photo with Jem.
She was in a good mood last night so we took silly pictures while laughing our hearts out. :)
Few days left before I go back to Manila to face the coming week’s insane schedule. I’m going to miss family and home so much, I can already feel it even if I’m not yet leaving huhu. I’ll miss taking Aia to and from school, reviewing for the NCE in the afternoon with GM, helping Adin with her homeworks, the random chats and advices and teasing from my mother and watching movies with Papa. I won’t even be going back home until August 9 once I leave. </3 This school year feels like a train rushing forward towards me, huhu I’m feeling overwhelmed right now and it hasn’t even started yet.
Okay, I should stop thinking about everything so much. I can do this!!!! For Him, through Him and with Him. Bring it, A.Y. 2014-2015. :)
Happy happy 18th birthday to one of my best girls ever! Huhuhu I miss having you around every single school day so much. I miss your voice and your loudness and the happy vibes you always seem to have. You’re a legit woman now HAHAHAHA, but don’t change your mahinhin ways cause you won’t be Elise without them ;)
Thank you for everything, bb. Thanks for listening to my stuff and for always cheering me on and believing in me. :) Long time no heart-to-heart but I hope you’re okay and happy right now. I will 4ever be here to cheer you on and support you in whatever. Huhu sobrang miss na kita! Talk to you soon please. Love you, Elise and God bless always! <3
P.S. HEHE photos from our Health video photoshoot
July 23, 2014
Attended the SMART Driving Seminar & Defensive Driving Talk in Fairview with Mama today. I learned a lot hehehe because I have almost 0 knowledge about driving. So excited (and scared huhu) for my first day tomorrow!!