Thanks to our friends from Coca-Cola, I can finally post some Share A Coke snaps! :) I love how my personalized bottle came with another bottle to share with a friend who also loves to travel. T — maybe it’s a sign to travel together? ;)

T’s birthday, T in Berlin, and me snorkeling at Phi Phi Don, Phuket

My mom’s and brother’s names are pretty common but they’re just so elusive! :D Just missing a bottle with “Rey” on it to complete our fambam’s Share A Coke stash.

Have you found your name yet?

PROST Braumeister: More Than Beer & Hangers

I should be working on my post on Phuket but these snaps from a recent breakfast’s hunting me.

PROST Braumeister at the Fort Strip’s recently become a favourite hideout. More than the fun night caps, I love its simple charm during the day, brunches more specifically. You get all the TLC you deserve from the wait staff minus the hustle and bustle. I usually drive over when I need some quiet time to read, write, or work on some photos or videos on a lazy Sunday.

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Mensakaba Geishu

Today’s weather just begs for this review to be pushed forth. I was meaning to wait for the weekend after another trip before hitting “publish” but I thought of sharing my happy place with all of you for some relatively quiet and comforting me time this drizzling humpday.

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Happiness By The Dozen at Twelve Cupcakes

I am snickering as I type this entry because I’m 101% sure that not a single soul (among my girls, that is) has a clue that I actually kept tabs and I can be this cheesy! :)

If you’ve been following my blog and/or Instagram, you probably figured it out on your own that I’m at my happiest when I’m with my GMC girls. A little background about these girls — they’ve known each other since preschool. They’re two batches ahead of me and coincidentally, they’re good friends with one of my cousins. I met them twelve years ago in college out of another common friend, not even my cousin. Before I knew it, I was part of their rock solid group and even their families.

To celebrate the twelve years they’ve been dealing with me (teehee!), I thought there’s no better place to bring them than Twelve Cupcakes! :) I could have waited for a better time for us to be complete (3’re missing in action being in Dubai, Tokyo and Taiwan) but with the cupcake store a stone throw from where we live, we can just come back as often as we want to.

I first discovered the cupcake joint early last year when someone brought me a couple (Green Tea Chocolate and Lychee Martini) from its hometown, Singapore. Oh my goodness. I was instantly hooked! Because ever piece is handmade (literally!) from scratch daily, the cupcakes turn out moist and fluffy (very different from being raw) every single time. They’re never too sweet which makes them perfect any time of the day.

Z: Tita Teebee can you hurry taking photos???

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Before The Madness at HATCH 22 Cafe & Bakery

Before we all dive into another mad work/school week, can we have a quiet and rather enjoyable breakfast? While this place is getting mixed reviews both online and offline, I’ve always had the pleasure of having a luxuriously peaceful meal or to go from HATCH 22. Here are my usual suspects:

Hatch 22 Blend (Php 120 + 10% SC)

Basket 1 (Php 270 + 10% SC)

Butter Brioche, Cheddar Milk Biscuit, Cranberry & Walnut, Dark Molasses Roll, Jalapeño & Cheddar bread with Citrus Chili Marmalade & Apple Pie Butter. Oh yummm. This basket’s seriously the death of me since I can’t run still (by the way I’m off the knee immobilizer — yay!) and I love them all. My personal favourite’s the Cranberry & Walnut plus the Jalapeño & Cheddar Bread. Twin on the other hand’s head over heels the Dark Molasses Roll aka. cinnamon bun.

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