Bitter ka ba? Kung oo, baka maka relate ka sa napanuod kong play! Kung hindi ka bitter, paki paliwanang kung bakit :)
Anyways, way back on the 9th of August, me, Michy, Marge and Senyor went to Third Cup Cafe in Katipunan to watch a Palanca Award winning play - Kapeng Barako Club : Samahan ng Mga Bitter. Nakaka intriga ang title no? Bago mapunta sa play, ung venue muna :)
Here is Third Cup Cafe, you can visit their FB page here to get instructions how to get there and know more about TCC.
Simply put - ang ganda ng interiors ng TCC! Very cozy and homey. Lagyan nga lang ng kama to, willing na akong maging bahay to. May quirky art pieces..
..interesting light fixtures..
..at may free food! (but only for the play's media night)
I had salted caramel frappe..
..and Kani Shrimp Sandwiches - the first of its kind that I've tried. It was different and it was good! 
Kung wala lang ibang tao inubos ko to. Kaya lang pang samahan nga pala ito ng bitter, hindi ng PG. TCC serves a lot more, from pasta dishes, more choices of sandwiches and pastries and of course - a lot of coffee choices, teas and fruit smoothies :)
(Not pictured is an accent wall with a huge shelf of books and pretty knick kancks, ang daming tao e, di ko tuloy nakunan.)

Ayan na, on to the event of the night! I was wondering where the play will be held kasi ang daming tao sa cafe at wala ng open space. Nagulat na lang ako ng biglang nag usap ang 2 good looking people na ito. Ganun pala ang set up ng play! It was nice - it was like we were eavesdropping on their conversation.
After their scene, ibang tao (actors) naman from a different area ang nag usap. It was fun, I was wondering who else were actors.
Then there was a scene between these two..
Not being mean but I actually thought the Ate in pink was an actress, playing the role of a caffeine dependent girl, as she looked very, very sleepy. Turns out she was not an actress, but probably was indeed someone who was very, very sleepy.
And so the play progressed. It was about a group of 7 friends, all somewhat involved in a dilemma - caused by love. One nice detail about the play is that the characters all differ in their choice of coffee. I agree - people's choice on their coffee reflects their personality.  
Anyways, it was a very nice play, very relateable and you really root for some of the characters. It was crazy, funny, and real.
After the play, we got to meet the writer and director - Juan Ekis. He was open for questions and comments. It was nice that the audience was able to ask more about the characters, how the play came to be and so on. Di ako naka pag tanong kasi hindi pa ako naka move on sa sarap ng  Kani Shrimp Sandwich e :)
At wala naman akong naisip na tanong, though meron akong gustong i-request, na kung pwedeng sumayaw si Kuyang staff habang kakanta ako ng Chinito :)
Pero syempre nahiya ako. So me and Marge took pictures na lang with 2 of the very lovely actresses from the play - who played Stef and Masi (apologies I do not know their real names) :)
And so, it was good fun! I really recommend that you catch it too. Their first show is on September 6 but it has sold out, so do wait for extension shows. You can email samahanngmgabitter@gmail.com for reservations. You can also visit and follow them on their FB page - here and/or on their Twitter account - here.

BTW, the ticket is for P500, price includes one drink! :)

After the play, the 4 of us went looking for a place to eat, then walked around, and around, and around and chatted the night away. Fun night! Special thanks Michy for tagging me along :)

And that is all for this post my dear friends! Ber months na! Malapit na mag Pasko at malapit na ako tumanda! Kampai! Happy September everyone! :)

Hello hello everyone! Pang 13 ng HHK!
TRANSFORMERS
Alam nyo naman siguro na trumending (at medyo di na ganung ka trending) ang #makeuptransformation. Syempre bilang dakilang sawsaw ako sa mga uso, gumawa ako ng aking #makeuptransformation - di ko nga alam kung transformation talaga kasi parang wala namang nag bago. Wahaha!
At syempre may #makeuptransformation din si friendly Pats naging friendly ghost - Casper! Cute no?! :)
Napansin ko lang, sa dami ng nag #makeuptransformation, may iba na iba ata ang pagka intindi sa ano ba talaga ang dapat sa #makeuptransformation. Gaya nitong si random kuya from IG. (Sorry kuya, nagamit ko pa pic mo, pero at least na expose ka sa 10 kong readers hihi)
Imbes na #makeuptransformation, collage ang ginawa! Lakas maka 4 pics one word (Answer : Kuya Wow Ha!)
Para ma-achieve ang tamang #makeuptransformation, dapat parehas o kagaya ng damit at may pic na kunwari nag ma-make up. Gaya nitong si Atom sa baba. 
Ayan, tama ang ginawa ni Atom. Very good si Atom. Wala naman ever ginawang mali si Atom kaht kailan..DAHIL PERFECT SYA PARA SA AKIN.

PS. Alam kong di gumagana ang # sa blog, pero ang cute lang e. #nagexplain?


LESLIES!!!
May car na si  bff Boss Emer at marunong na sya mag drive (after ng ilang driving lessons lang) kaya after magdasal, ma verify na insured nga ako at ibinilin ang mga ari-arian at mga alangang pusa sa aking pamilya - ay nag road trip kami kasama si bff Myla papunta ng Tagaytay. 

At safe kami nakarating! Nag super yummy early dinner kami sa Dencio's - we had yummy and crunchy sisig!
Creamy and spicy laing!
And hot, putok batok bulalo!
Ang sarap ng kain namin, ang perfect pa ng view at ng weather!
We then had coffee at the original Bag of Beans - wala namang fake, pero may second branch na.
I love the ambiance and the set up of Bag and Beans, parang garden lang ng pamilyang angat sa buhay!
I had sweet and frothy caramel macchiato!
And the best tasting blueberry cheese cake! It was sweet, like love!
After a lot of talk, umuwi na kami - it was rainy pero safe kami naka uwi. I can now say na very good driver si Boss Emer! Tinanong ko nga pala sya kung nasabi nya ng "sweet lover" na sya after nya matuto mag drive... #waley!

MORE FOOD, MORE FUN!
May nabilhan kami ng pizza crust, pizza sauce and a kilo of mozzarella cheese - galing daw ng Shakey's - at nag gawa ako ng home made pizza! In a day naka kain tuloy ako ng 3 buong pizza. Ang saya para akong na high!

Ito lang nakunan ko, ang special pepperoni pizza - yung iba (Hawaiian, meat lovers, basil and tuna) nakain ko na bago ko naisip picture-an)
Patootie sent me a lot of these super yummy - the yummiest, actually - ube piaya from Merci Bakeshop in Iloilo. Ibang klase ang sarap nito, na nung una ko sya nakain sa Iloilo ay napasalampak ako sa sahig, yup, parang nag break down lang, tsaka kumain na parang daga. Naulit yun nung kinain ko sya dito sa bahay wahahaha :) 


BEEP BEEP! SURPRISE!
Pauwi na daw si Patootie anytime soon! Ayaw nyang sabihin kung kailan, magugulat na lang daw ako pag may nag bee-beep-beep ng motor sa harap ng bahay at sya na daw yun. Ayan tuloy, dahil gusto kong prepared ako pag nag kita kami ulit, laging maayos ang suot ko kahit pang bahay. Di muna ako nag susuot ng pang taong grasa. At kung dati pag kaligo ko, walang suklay suklay, ngayon kulang na lang mag pa salon pa ako haha.


Anyways, I'm so excited to see Patootie again, I think I'd kiss and hug him for such a long time - para makabawi. Tapos bawi din sa ibang di namin nagawa.....gaya ng kumain, manuod ng tv! Wag kayong bastos hahaha :)

1ST!
1st year anniversary ng pagiging independent ko at pag tira ko sa aking bahay, ang Zai Manor. It is one of the best things I ever decided on doing - because having your own place, no matter how small, kahit simple basta extravagant, ay nakaka bago talaga ng buhay. Nakaka mature, knowing you have your own place to look after, bills to settle, house hold help to pay (char!) I am so happy how I turned this house into a home...with a new lovely mini garden!
May we have more fabulous years of being together Zai Manor!
PANSIT!
And this is it pansit, for this HHK! I'll leave you a lovely quote I saw on Pinterest. Very timely for me, and for those who experience failure, may it be small or gargantuan. Happy Weekend! :)

Last July, nag sama sama ang tatlong Ms. Earth title holders - si Ed, si Bb. Melanie at ako syempre at dumalaw kami sa Secret Garden of Doris in Antipolo. 

Effective ang pagiging secret nya dahil first time ko lang nalaman ang tungkol sa SGD. Ang SGD pala ay seller ng exotic fruit bearing plants, materials for container gardening and much more. Natawa ako nung Ginoogle ko ang SGD, may nagsabing akala daw nya beer garden. Ang mali ko naman, inexpect kong si Doris Bigornia ang prinsesa ng masa ang we-welcome sa amin. Mali pala, mas pretty pala na Doris.

Si Ms. Doris Lee ang nag welcome sa amin. She owns and manages SGD. She and her husband Architect Ansan Lee and their staff Veron welcomed us that sunny afternoon.

Ms. Doris is super friendly. Yung tipong unang kita mo pa lang sa kanya ay alam mo ng genuine person sya and you can talk about anything. She has no air given how successful she is and you can tell that she is really passionate about what she does - which I admired about her. At eto pa, the week before ay napanuod ko pala sya sa Sine Skwela haha :)
So we talked about SGD - how it came to be, how they manage their business and what their services are. All this over a pot of special Sigla drink - a tea made of a secret mix of leaves - which surprising did not taste bitter. It was mildly sweet and was refreshing. Sabayan pa ng suman and Chokanan mango, which was picked right from a tree in SGD.  
I do not like green mangoes kasi maasim - but this one was sweet! It had the perfect crunch to it, ang dami ko tuloy nakain. Kung di lang ako mahiyain (mahiyain daw o) humingi pa ako ng bagoong :)
They also served rambutan - na galing din sa isa nilang tree sa SGD. It was super juicy and sweet - possibly the juiciest and sweetest rambutan na nakain ko :)
Ms. Doris said that they do not use chemical fertilizer on their plants. That is good of course because we all know how harmful chemicals are. Tingin ko kaya sweet ang fruits nila - grown naturally kasi. I like what Ms. Doris said, they do not want to force a tree to bear fruit..same concept sa pagiging pregnant. Ayaw mo nga namang pilitin ang isang babae na mag buntis kung hindi pa time di ba?

So we found out that SGD was founded last 2007, and sprawls though a 1.7 hectare land. They sell exotic fruit bearing trees, plants, materials for planting and so on. Most fruit bearing trees were actually imported from other countries.

They also have wellness activities every 3rd Sunday of the month. Here they offer several wellness services - from Yoga, different forms of therapy, acupuncture, and so on. One service is only for Php 500, which includes a meal. It's something worth trying - because it's different from usual activities na usually ginagawa pag weekends, healthy pa :)
Ms. Doris and Mr. Lee toured us around the SGD grounds. 
 May instant educational tour about plants and fruits. Attentive si Bb. Melanie :)
 I love seeing the fruits on the trees - gaya nitong dragon fruit :)
 Itong mangoes :)
Ang dami palang types ng citrus, ang alam ko lang orange at kalamansi haha :) Sa dami nila, eto di ko na maalala kung anong fruit sya :)
Here is the Blue Ternate Flower - na pwede kainin at ihalo sa pagkain dahil sa rich in health benefits. Sabi ni Ms. Doris, nilalagay daw nya to sa adobo. Gusto kong humirit ng "pa try nga" ng makakain kaya lang mahiyain nga ako di ba :)
 I ate this Kumquat - #asimkilig! 
Ang daming saging!!!
So we walked and walked some more, exploring the well kept, abundant grounds of SGD. It was a nice experience - being surrounded by all the trees and plants, walking on grass, ni hindi ko naramdaman na mainit pala ang hapon.
Ms. Doris said they're still planning on a few things and services she would want to provide in SGD. One which I think will be a hit is providing a B&A - Banig at Almusal. Perfect no? Something new. At perfect ang setting. Imagine walking up to crowing roosters, seeing such a lush scenery greet you good morning :)
Here are Ms. Doris and Mr. Lee - thank you so much for inviting us, touring us around SGD and just spending a lovely afternoon with us. It was really nice meeting you.
 Now with the 3 Ms. Earth title holders! :)
BTW, humingi ako ng tip kay Ms. Doris about my non flowering yellow bell plant. Sabi nya lagyan ko daw ng banana leaves and fruit (na di ko nasama kasi kinain ko na) and brown sugar ang soil ng plant. I did and a week after - tada! May flower na si yellow bell! (3 na ang flowers nya today) Thanks sa tip Ms. Doris! :)
For more information about SGD via:
Facebook

Or drop by and visit them at:

8B Sitio Malanim, Brgy. Dela Paz
Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City
Pag nakita nyo ang sign at ang dalawang magandang to; yun na yun :) 

 Thanks for reading guys! Have a great week ahead! :)


 

Blogger Templates. Sponsored by Link Page Report Card