Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cleaning Up Ondoy's Wrath

Every Filipino is a victim of super typhoon, Ondoy. In my family home, this was the first time that water came inside our garden. I had to show this to my sisters abroad because since they migrated this year, this was one for the records for they stayed in this place for 30 years and never encountered anything like this.

In our condo, water came inside our unit. I was not there but the neighbor said it was knee high and the street was waist deep.

Power and water were cut off from all units. Since our unit was on the first floor, all my appliances were "swimming." My DVDs were floating. I had to say goodbye to my two computers. RIP Mac G5! :)
The greatest lesson is not to be attached with material wealth. I didn't feel any "loss" because the safety of my loved ones were more important. Good thing my family was not harmed or taken away from nature's wrath. Time to clean up...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Crazy Videos featuring Momoy Palaboy

I want you to laugh so I put these crazy videos from the funny tandem of Momoy Palaboy. They are You Tube stars, now appearing in television. This is their "live " performance. Also, hear them sing their original new hit song, Who are you Momoy? Keep on smiling...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Delightful Food Trip @ "Kusina Salud"

One of my memorable childhood getaways was going to the resthouse of my best friend in Laguna.  Our agenda would always be weekend sleepovers, girlie talks and bonding moments with REAL friends!  My friend married a chef so the resthouse is now Kusina Salud.

It is a fusion of French-Filipino cuisine with the ingredients coming from San Pablo City.  The best time to go there is during Sundays where they have an eat-all you can buffet!  The ambience is so relaxing especially if you check out their antiques, exotic plants and aviary.  Also, walk around their wonderful garden and you'll learn to love Mother Earth!

They have a lot of delicious concoction from the talented Chef Pol Poblador.  I won't share the menu with you because you have to visit the place to see what I mean.  

My fave is their Pako (fern) salad!  Super thumbs up!


This is the location map.  Go and experience Kusina Salud!  It is better to call for reservations to serve you better :)

Cell: 0921-7726985
Laguna: 049-5736155

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Discovering "Sulyap" by Surprise

A rainy morning in Manila led me to go out of town in San Pablo, Laguna. I was to bring some old friends to my fave resto, Kusina Salud. After a sumptous buffet lunch (on my next blog), a childhood friend suggested we pass by Sulyap Cafe and Gallery (Brgy Del Remedio, Cocoland Compound, San Pablo City, Laguna). It is one of the newest attractions in the area.

We were surprised by this delighful discovery. The museum had loads of antiques and furnitures during the Spanish times. Name it, they have it! Vintage toy cars, electric fans, old wooden desks, long-lost photographs, etc.

Sulyap is like going back in time where our forefathers lived. It is a great escape from our busy and hectic life in the city. The place has a five-year rehabilitation plan, privately owned by a former wine merchant who wanted to preserve our cultural heritage.

After walking around the museum, a cafe stands nearby---the house is built in restored Filipino grandiose style! It's a good place for a romantic evening date.

You can contact Roy Empalmado, the prorietor at tel (049) 5629740 or email He is also a wine expert and has the best wines in his cellar!

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Crocs on a Jeepney Top Ride/Top Load!

An example of a Philippine-made jeepney.

I have always been a "safe" person.  But this time, I had to try sitting on top of a jeepney after some persuasion from my friends.  This is called "Top Ride/Top Load!"  The experience is quite exciting!  You have to watch out for the branches/leaves that would sweep your face or hold on to dear life while passing over a curve street!  It's like a roller coaster ride without the seat belt or any safety gadget.  Hear the winds in the video :)