Sephina’s Milk Truffles


Another great find! I was browsing my facebook page when I luckily stumbled on this mouth-watering goodies. It was posted by Hello Lipa, a blog based in Lipa City. And since I fell in love at first sight, I hurriedly searched for the store, so I can buy these truffles. Sephina’s Milk Truffles is being sold online by Twins Online Store, it’s also based in Lipa City.

I don’t know much about the store since it’s my first time, but if you’re living in Lipa City, Batangas; you can pick up your orders at their house in Lodlod, Lipa City. They will give you directions.


Taste is really not a disappointment, if you expect it to be good, it’s gonna be good and more. It’s a mixture of sweet and dark-chocolate-bitter goodness that is well-balanced. The milk chocolate gives off the sweetness and I think the cocoa coating lets out hint of the bitter.

The serving, however, is small that I can finish it in one sitting – alone!


For size reference, that is my lap and I’m a small girl 😊 

But overall, I will buy again on my next pay-day!

Price: Php195.00

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Pinoy Street FoodΒ 

Fried Calamares. Also known as Calamari; sliced squid covered in flour then deep-fried. Best with vinegar dipping.

Dynamite. Long green chili pepper wrapped in lumpia wrapper and deep-fried. Best with fishball sauce.

Kwek-kwek. Quail eggs covered in flour with orange food color and deep-fried. Best with fishball sauce mixed with vinegar.

Dine in: Manam


As my boyfriend always says, the ambiance of a restaurant is always the first thing that can capture a customer’s eye. Second would be the price and third will be the taste. And unconsciously, it’s what we’re always doing when choosing places to eat. 

Tired from all the mall walks around Mall Of Asia, we’ve become hungry. But then, since we’re not really familiar with all the restaurants here (we’re from Lipa City, Batangas), we roam again, looking for the perfect lunch spot. 

Walking around, Manam caught our attention, from its cozy ambiance to its classy furnitures and interiors. I also love the color combination of this restaurant from the tables and chairs to the aprons of the crews, really eye-catching.

The restaurant looks expensive but when we checked the menu, our eyes went 😍. The prices are just perfect, not really cheap but not too expensive. So the decision has been made!

Manam is located at the Ground Level of SM Mall of Asia – South Mall Parking Bldg.


We ordered everything that caught our eyes and the good thing about this restaurant is that their food comes in sizes – small, medium and large. So since we’re first timers and just want a taste of everything, we ordered everything small except for the lumpia.

What we ordered:

πŸ–€ for our favorite, numbers 1-5 stand for their spot in the picture and not ratings

Gising-gising in small, Php120 πŸ–€

Lumpiang bicol express in medium, Php135 

Sinigang na prawns sa green mango in small, Php250

Grilled tiger prawns topped with house-made aligue butter in small, Php295

Crispy Pata with garlic chili bits in small, Php295 πŸ–€

OVER-ALL RATINGS:

Ambiance – 8/10

Price – 7/10

Taste – 7/10


XoXo πŸ’‹ 

Bento Box Ideas

Light meal ideas to get you through the day, but not really recommended for heavy eaters. I consider these meals healthy, although I have not counted the caloric content and stuff. 

Meal 1

Tuna flakes in oil

Steamed green beans and cauliflower

Sprinkled with black pepper and paprika

 
Meal 2

Chopseuy; chicken meat cooked with vegetables such as green beans, young corn, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower in a starch-thickened sauce.

Handful of peanut

Chicken breast stir fry in olive oil dusted with black pepper 

Meal 3 

Boiled egg

Steamed green beans and broccoli 

Topped with buttered shrimp and two pinches of black pepper 


Meal 4

Steamed broccoli 

Croutons

San Remo’s Vegeroni spirals with tuna and olive oil 


XoXo πŸ’‹

Satisfying Breakfast

Good morning! I prepared myself a breakfast. It’s a one in a million chance but when I do, I do it extraordinary.

Meal combo:

Fried egg seasoned with black pepper and peanut butter with banana cuts on wheat bread toast, paired with the English Tea House’s super berries tea for a delightful morning β˜•οΈ

Have a nice day!

XoXo πŸ’‹

Hope

It burns against my hand

It’s cold against my palm

I want to let go

I want to say no

But I need the cold

I need to hold

Even if there’s pain

I know there is hope

XoXo πŸ’‹ 

Easy Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and marshmallows are not new. But I’d like to share my recipe of super easy hot chocolate mix with melted marshmallow foam.

Ingredients:


Yap. Only 2 ingredients needed.. Again 😁 

Instructions:

Pour the chocolate mix of your choice in a cup of boiling water. However, I recommend to use dark chocolate mix since marshmallows tend to be sweet. Then place three or as many as desired marshmallows on top. The big ones are nice to cover up the whole cup. Wait for a while to let the marshmallows melt and enjoy while hot πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



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Nightmare

My voice is at its peak

I’m saying words that cuts my throat

Words that I hope can cut yours

I cry

I punch

I shout my heart out

A girl destitute of explanation

A woman destitute of respect

But none, you gave me nothing

Just disavowal

And your own version of bladed lines

It injured me

It almost killed me

I ran out of words to speak

And tears to cry

All I have is my knuckles

And the desire to harm you

I punch again – harder, angrier, braver

But instead of hitting you

I hit myself, I opened my eyes

My heart is beating fast

β€œIt feels real.”

β€œIt seems real.”

XoXo πŸ’‹

Calatagan, Batangas: STILTS

Just few hours away from Manila lies the little Maldives of PH, cottages perched above the waves and white sands beneath your toes. Really, it’s a perfect rendezvous. However, we did not really stay here for a swim. We were accomplices to my boyfriend’s brother whose going to propose to his girlfriend.

Stilts is really one of the best places in Batangas for a destination proposal, from its romantic gazebos to the perfect sunset spot. No one can ever say NO πŸ’ͺ🏻 Plus, it’s not really a headache going here, just open Waze application on your phone if you have. If not, please download, it’s really convenient. Open Waze, just type in Stilts, Calatagan, Batangas and follow πŸš—

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to rent their floating cottages since we’re not really staying long, so we stayed in their beachfront huts while admiring the sunset and making memories.


Hungry? Stilts got it covered. They have a restaurant over-looking the sea and floating cottages. Their restaurant has this native and PH-ish vibe, preserving our culture. They offer variety of Filipino dishes at a slightly reasonable price. And did I forget to mention? They also has a swimming pool if the beach is not your thing πŸ˜‰

For more info, rates and accomodations, you can visit their site: STILTS πŸ„πŸ»

XoXo πŸ’‹