Monday, March 23, 2015

Tom N Tom's Coffee, BCD

"Life begins after coffee."


Palpitations aside, guess I've found another go-to coffee place. Located at the 26th Lacson Street in Bacolod is Tom N Tom's Coffee Shop.

Knowing that their branch in Bacolod is the flagship store in the Philippines--makes me feel so lucky and happy. (That means, it's just a drive away!)

Cute spot at Tom N Tom's

 Tom N Tom's Coffee Shop is a very spacious cafe. I think it can accommodate around 200-250 people all at the same time. Surely you can have your me-time in one corner; smoke and lounge with your buddy at the smoking area; or have your circle of friends gathered at another spot. It's like a mini coffee city if you ask me. ;)

Iced Cafe Latte and Iced Cafe Mocha

Being an international brand, specifically a Korean franchise, the price of their drinks pretty much resembles that of SB's. Drinks also comes in sizes: Tall, Grande and Venti. Different merchandise are also sold inside the shop, just across the main counter. You can choose from cute mugs, to beans, and even coffee grinders! Coffee shopping is really fun after all.

They also serve a couple of pastries and their famous pretzels in various flavors, sizes and dips. What's more--they make them right in front of you! Now that's a treat after another, right?  ;) 

Honey Butter Bread and Green Tea Tomnccino

Overall, I love the place as much as I love coffee. For the taste of their coffee, it has a different and unique blend--another one to try if you haven't yet. It's definitely worth-it! OR- just give it a try because I'm a little biased when it comes to my lattes (I prefer mine with just the right coffee kick and the lightest blend of milk).


Now if you're heading to Tom N Tom's Coffee anytime soon, just make sure to come early to have a convenient parking space just beside the shop. It usually gets crowded in the small street adjacent and in some cases, you'll have to walk a short distance to a much spacious parking area. 

Enjoy your coffee and let me know how your visit went. :)


XOXOX
Faye

Sunday, March 15, 2015

ALLO' ALLO BISTRO, BCD

"Eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too."


On my latest food hunt and discovery, I've come to Allo'Allo Bistro, where my continental cravings met quality taste. Being a self-proclaimed foodie, I've always believed that when good food meets good service, it's always a winning combination.--And on my fair share of not-so-good combinations, I think I've finally found another one of my fave restaus. :)



Here are some of the dishes I've tried out.
                                                     

 SPAGHETTI CARBONARA.
 [Cream sauce with parmesan cheese and bacon]




  FUDGE BROWNIE.
[Rich brownie served with ice cream]


CHICKEN PROVENCAL.
[Coated pan fried chicken breast in butter with onions, white wine and parsley]


COTES DE PORC. 
[Pan fried pork chop with mustard sauce and cream]
 
BREWED COFFEE

From what I've been told, they only serve fresh food every day.  Thus, if you're not yet pleased with that note though, I personally experienced the fine-dining service treatment they did even when I only had a cup of coffee. So if you get what I mean right now, then I guess it's time for you to check them out, too!  Trust me, your money is worth it. and--you're welcome by the way! ;)  ;)



xoxox
-Faye


Allo'Allo Bistro is located at the 3rd Floor of the Hi Strip 4 Building, Circumferential Rd.
Open Daily from 10AM-11PM

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ni Hao, Macau!

Travel is the only thing we buy that makes us richer.


I have always been fascinated of traveling out of the country since: I'm a big fan of exploring different cultures; meeting new sets of people;  getting lost and seizing the little 'foreign freedom' it brings.

During our long weekend trip to the Las Vegas of the East, Macau, exploring the region had always been a surprise after another plus a whole lot of fun. Even though we only got to explore a relatively small part of Macau, I guess we've pretty much incorporated the ideal destinations one should visit.

AND --though we didn't win much in the casino, the experience was already victorious.*virtual wink*


  

Ruins of St. Paul Church
At the Venetian



 Everything in Macau is just so 'instagrammable'; And trust me, hotel-hopping has never been so much fun! :)
At the Fisherman's Wharf





Not getting a tour package has its perks after all. We got the 'foreign-freedom', I previously mentioned, and a strong sense of 'wander-lust' if you ask me. Merely knowing some of the basic information of Macau will have you rolling and enjoying every bit of the place. The locals are anyway just a question-away and don't forget  Mr. Google Map's always there for you.


Sure the trip was tiring, but it was super fun --And to be honest, every pataca spent was worth all the adventure. (I'm even planning to go back and ace the casino craze, maybe? lol )


Alright, so if you're heading to Macau any time soon, just don't forget to wear the comfiest footwear; take heaps of photos and have lots and lots of fun! xxx

 
Much love,
-Faye

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sundown at the Museum

Hey guys!

Currently working on my latest sojourn -blog entry. Taking you to Las Vegas of the East on my next post so just hang in there.. (and prepare your casino game-face) haha.


Meanwhile, here's my latest LB update: What I wore to one of the random Happy Hour dates I had with my college beshies recently. A little age-appropriate, right? Right! ;)

Anyway, see you in my next post. Have a great day! xxx

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DINAGYANG DIARY 2015

Ilo-Ilo City// Dinagyang//  January 2015


With resolutions aside, I'm all set to make the most of this year and bring about all the fun memories and capture moments. Now, starting the year right, (and capping off the month), here's a full scoop of my Dinagyang experience this year.

Ilo-ilo City, Provincial Capitol
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          Starting the festive hype during the Kasadyahan, we found ourselves immersed to the stepped-up game of the different dancers and cities who joined in the competition. This year, I can really say that almost all of the participating groups really prepared well and are one step higher with their fighting spirits.
KASADYAHAN. Masskara Festival Dancers from Bacolod City
            Betting highly on the Tatusan tribe and the Pintaflores group, you can't deny that the Masskara team also made extra effort this year! (Good job, 6100!)

PINTAFLORES Group.
 Neon-wise, the Pintaflores show this year was quite similar to their prod last year making it somehow a steady and lovely entertainment. (Although I really wished they had new stunts this year.)
 
TRIBU TATUSAN of CALUYA, ANTIQUE
(Video of Simply Iloilo via Youtube)

            And that's Tribu Tatusan, nailing it this year at the Kasadyahan Dance Competition.  What I loved about their performance this year was their concept. Not being the typical dance show you see, they had their story incorporated with a lot of fun.

Totally digging the crab-men dancing in the middle part, wearing blue crab costumes, climbing coconut trees! They were then cooked in a huge pot, until they were "cooked" and changed to orange costumes! Well played, Tribu Tatusan. ;)


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FIRST PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL COSTUME EXPO
            It was also a great privilege for me to witness the First Philippine Festival Costume Expo at the Provincial Capitol. The expo showcased costumes worn in various Filipino festivals.  It was such an honor to see the amazing talent of the Filipino people  who took pride in making such wonderful attires.

That's me (at the right) and Den posing in front of the Panayanon Costume Display. 
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DINAGYANG INVASION 2015, Plazuela Dos
          Capping the night off partying at the Spectrum's Dinagyang 2015 Invasion. Although the place was quite packed with teens, teens and more teens, it was a fun night to kick off the festive vibes. Not much rave but it was all good. ;)







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Breezing through the major day (highlight),  I enjoyed all the Dinagyang Warrior's Dance as all tribes made it extra pumped up this year.

TRIBU PANAYANON. Winner of this year's Ati-Ati Competition.
Rain or shine, dancers didn't stop on this note. That's why, with all due respect and honor, I'd definitely have hands down to this amazing festival. 

Watching the event at the Capitol Stage 2, I didn't have the best view (obviously), But hey, it's better to see them perform live than on TV! (or at the streets, not even seeing the whole performance). Not complaining though. ;)

Looking forward to next year's bash. This year was quite extensive and a lot more hyped up than last year, but I guess it was the weather who b*tched around making it a little less impeccable.


Alright, there you go- another page (or two) of my Dinagyang files. Hala Bira!:)



Did you make it to the Dinagyang Festival this year?
How was it? Let me know! ;)



Til then,

Fayemos

Monday, December 1, 2014

Random day at The Ruins


Got to spend a few hours back at The Ruins to tour my aunt who visited the city. Seeing the place again, I saw that nothing much has changed aside from a few food stalls, higher entrance fee (LOL) and a few cafe chairs for that matter.

Photo credits to my boyfriend who played photographer. tee hee

and of course a special spot for him. haha

The Ruins around 6:30PM
 We were catching the magic hour to have our shots taken but we made it a little late so we ended up staying til sunset. I strongly recommend you to go to The Ruins around 3PM til 5PM so the sun won't give you much of a hassle while enjoying playing around with the natural lighting. Plus you'll enjoy more of the place when it's not dark yet and you will actually get a hold of the structure and see the finer details.

While enjoying a cup of coffee by the cafe, don't forget to catch the ruins turn 'golden' when the sun sets! ;)





-Fayemos





The Ruins is located at Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
The current entrance fee is around a hundred and for students, there's a discount (Don't forget to bring your ID's).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Beans & Bros. Cafe, Bacolod

BEANS & BROS. CAFE, Bacolod


Beans & Bros. Cafe currently branched out in Bacolod- located at the Northpoint Atrium Building.
It's a quaint cafe with a touch of modern vibe and a London-inspired selection.


Entering the cafe, you'll feel at home with the very relaxing setup and welcoming crew. The place can approximately accommodate 25 persons at the same time. It's a relatively small cafe where one can really spend quality time alone (or study) over a good cup of coffee or raspberry soda.



For a local cafe, the price range is wallet-friendly. Their food selection come in handy starting at around 90Php; and drinks at roughly below a hundred. 

Pasta Alfredo x Green Apple Soda
From their menu, I've tasted two of their pasta dishes - Alfredo and Aglio Olio. Their Pasta Alfredo is winning my taste-buds and I'm giving them a high rate of 9.5 right there! You really shouldn't miss out on that dish. (I even came back for it! haha)

I also tried out their Beef Tapa. It's so delicious and I'm currently giving it an 8/10 Because I think it should really come with an egg or something to balance it out. Its flavor was so full and rich though. 

For the drinks, I've tried out their Green Apple Soda (or Fizz) and their Iced Irish Mocha. As for the soda, it was the typical thirst-quencher, thus 7/10. Their Iced Irish Mocha however was close to perfection. It was not too strong, the nice coffee kick was there and it was not too sweet either. It's a good 8.5. ;)

But anyway, it all boils down to how I find it. Go try 'em out and tell me how you think.
Alright? Have a great day!




Much love, 
Fayemos




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