Monday, November 28, 2011

Fruitea Mix: Make Tea Your Habit

In my most recent trip to the Lion City, I was with my Bessy JC, and her mom, Senyora C. We were waiting for our flight departure and that's when we came across FruiTea Mix. We initially planned on getting iced milk tea from Kopiroti, but since this one's new and they also sell milk teas, Bessy and I decided to try this one out. 

Milk teas range from PhP94-105 for medium sized drinks and PhP105-116 for large. These are milk tea-based and you can select the fruit or flavor you want to mix it with. Must-tries are: premium, caramel, strawberry, mochaccino and milk tea 101. 

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Fruiteas are green tea- or black tea-based and you can also select the fruit you want to mix it with. Fruityjuices are (uhm...) fruit juices, obviously. hahaha!Ü Fruiteas range from PhP83-88 for medium and PhP94-99 for large, and Fruityjuices range from PhP83-94 for medium and PhP94-105 for large. Passion fruit and cranberry are must-tries for Fruiteas, and wintermelon grass jelly and taro blend for Fruityjuices. 

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Freshly brewed tea in every cup, indeed!  

Smash ice are their version of fruit shakes. They only have medium size available for Smash ice and that's at PhP99. Must-tries are strawberry, taro, honeydew, and mango. And Freshly brewed, well yes, are freshly brewed tea. ahahaha!Ü

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I really didn't get to ask about what the moussemix are made of, but that's something I'd try next time. I'm guessing it may have whipped cream on it, a la frappe. Medium size is for PhP77 and PhP88 for large. Must-tries are choco mousse and taro. As for the Fruity Yakult, this I love, because it has yakult in it, and I love yakult! This is available in medium size only, for PhP94. Must-tries are passion fruit, tropical fruit and strawberry.

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What I also find nice about FruiTea Mix is that all cold drinks they sell include 1 free add-on: pearl, coco jelly, jelly strips, red bean, egg pudding, brown jelly, honey aloe and grass jelly.

The Fruitea Mix store at the arrival area of NAIA Terminal 3:

My wintermelon milktea is here!  
mahangin sa labas, my gash!

Bessy's strawberry delight!

Feeling endorser? hihihi!

It may not be obvious, but yeah, I love tea.♥


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wham Burger Weekend.Ü

Earlier this month, I was able to book Mommy Mel for the AirPhil Express Piso fare, saving her more than half of the normal airfare she pays for when she goes home to Bacolod. She promised to treat me at Wham! Burgers for my effort, and just last night, the promise was fulfilled. Yay!

A couple blocks away from the office is the Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center, the newest dining hotspot in the metro:

We had plans of invading Wham! Burgers before, but because of our recent schedule changes, we did not get the chance to. Their Forbeswood branch operates 11AM-11PM daily, and that's a little too late for our schedules as well.

Mommy Mel while waiting for our order.

Mommy Mel's Wham Burger
Mommy Mel decided to have Wham Burger. It contains freshest 1/3 pound all-beef patty, with lettuce and tomato. And I had Bronco Burger: 1/3 pound all-beef patty, with bacon (lots of it), cheese, onions and American barbeque sauce. I'd prefer it with lettuce and tomato as well, but I  still definitely looove it! Wait time was around 15 minutes, but it was well worth it. Really!

My Bronco Burger and fries. yumyum!
They do serve catsup and mustard free, but for extra mayonnaise, they charge at a minimal fee (PhP15 as of this writing).


Wham! Burgers truly whammed me with their Bronco burger, so I'll be back for more. Definitely!☺

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Viva Las Vigan! (an Ilocandia Adventure - Day 3)

Last day at Ilocos (22 November 2010)

Good morning, Pagudpud!☺

Lakwatsero y lakwatsera extraordinaires.Ü Photo by Twinee.

That morning also marked the fulfillment of Luvz's dream, ang magpalipad ng saranggola sa tabi ng dagat:

Sabi ni Juyjuy, ihagis ko daw, tapos sya tatakbo. Lumipad naman, kaya lang...

... nadapa siya... pero sabi nga, try and try until you succeed.

Kaya si Serah naman nag-try, pero ayaw lumipad kasi walang hangin. :(

Buti na lang, kasama namin si Nybabs na mabilis tumakbo, kaya lumipad ang saranggola!Ü

At naisakatuparan ang pangarap ni Luvlee. yey!

Au revoir, Pagudpud!

Then we're off to the south! First stop, Grandpa's Restaurant at Santiago St., Heritage Village, Vigan:

The food was delicioso!Ü (Si Kuya Raffy kung maka-fierce o! Siya yung naka black, driver slash tourguide namin.)

Best in costume na kami ni Luvz.Ü

An embossed painting of the Bantay Bell tower inside the restaurant. We didn't get to see the real thing, but this one's good enough.Ü 

Si Maria noon...

Si Marie ngayon. hihihi!Ü Photos by Serah

After the amazing lunch, we then headed to Syquia Mansion at Calle Quirino:

The corner of Syquia Mansion

Inside the mansion; behind us is the replica of Juan Luna’s Spolarium, which was painted by his assistant. And that vase Warner is pointing at? That's a bunggang bunggang vase from the Ming Dynasty.

Naalala ko dati si President Elpidio Quirino sa 2-peso coin, parang ang taba niya doon!Ü  

And of course, Calle Crisologo:

Kahit noon unang panahon pala, usong uso na talaga ang tsismisan. hihihi!Ü

Of course, our trip to Ilocos would not be complete without trying their famous empanada:

Too bad, I can't recall the name of the street where this is located, but they really have the best tasting empanada I've tried!

Haaay... I can't believe it has already been a year since we took a trip there. I'll certainly be back there someday.☺

Monday, November 21, 2011

Viva Las Vigan! (an Ilocandia Adventure - Day 2)

Day 2 of our Ilocandia Adventure (21 November 2010)

First stop for the day is the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norte: 

Entrance to the Marcos Museum; I found the mausoleum a bit creepy because of the Gregorian chant music playing in the background where the preserved corpse of President Marcos is.

On our way to Cape Bojeador, we dropped by a Caltex gas station and had a photo taken at the entrance of Java Hotel:

 I didn't get to see the interior, but I find the exterior very nice (Balinese-Moroccan atmosphere).

Then Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte: 

Reflection of the stained glass window on our way up the light house, i love!

The real light house...

... and the replica.

Normally, they don't allow people to go up the light house, but we were so lucky that we got the chance to.

And then we're off to the ever-famous Bangui Windmills: 

The first “Wind Farm” in the Philippines that sells electricity to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC).

Ang laking electric fan!Ü

Favorite part of the day, lunch! This time, at Blue Lagoon in Malingay, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte:
We didn't get to experience the beach, but the food was great; very fresh and cheap.Ü

Mom Robyn serving the freshly cooked sinigang na isda.

Last stop, Kabigan Falls in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte: 

Reaching the falls requires a 30 to 45-minute trek.

It's approximately 1.5 kilometers from the mainroad to the falls, so a little stretching is suggested.Ü  

Passing through the river is really a challenge, i mean really. 

But then again, it's all very much worth it. *wink wink*

We then headed to our crib for the night, Apo Idon Beach Hotel still in Pagudpud:

The pool was still under construction last year when we went there.

I love the bed! Very Mediterranean!

After moon-bathing (since we can't swim that far; the wave was too strong and there are no lights around the shore), we spent some time relaxing at the beach front. Haaay. Nakaka-miss!

And that ends Day 2 of our Ilocandia Adventure!☺