Monthly Archives: December 2011

Our Noche Buena

Our typical Noche Buena – Ham, hotdogs, keso de bola, hot chocolate, spaghetti, sliced bread and fruits. Cake is just an add-on coz it’s my birthday too. 🙂

It is our tradition that at exactly 12 midnight of Dec. 24th on Christmas eve, there will be food on the table for the whole family to feast on to welcome and celebrate the birth of Christ. This tradition dates back to the time of the Spanish regime, when Christianity was taught to our forefathers more than 400 years ago and was passed on by our great great great grandparents to their children to the new generation and still practice  up to this day. There maybe other religions that come our way but this tradition will never die. It becomes part of the Filipino Culture.


PMC Christmas Brunch Meals

At long last after the Grand EB of our group Pinay Mommies Community, we had a chance for another meet-up. This time it was just a small group for an intimate get together. No gifts nor token exchange just happy chitchats, full of laughs and lots of food.. hahaha. So sad that we had very little time to spend with our little party coz some mommies had previous commitments on that same day but did their best to squeezed-in our tiny Christmas party on their very hectic schedule even in a so short notice, while others wasn’t able to make it due to very inevitable circumstances. Nevertheless, we had a great time.. Love you mommies!!! And we also want to thank Kat’s hubby for footing the bill. 🙂

Here are some of the food we shared together, so yummy..

Sweet and Sour Lapu-lapu

Crispy Kare-kare

Pinakbet with Bagnet

Avenue of the Arts Welcomes The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Having a cup of your favorite drink from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® just got easier as the famed coffee shop opens a new branch right at the heart of Manila.

Set to open its doors in a new location right across the American Embassy, the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® on Roxas Boulevard will be ready to serve everyone with their specialty coffees and teas beginning December 10. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has been serving up a full selection of internationally-acclaimed signature blends to Filipinos for 8 years now.

“We’ve decided to open a branch along Roxas Boulevard to cater to the growing demands for the brand in the area,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “Our goal at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® always has and will be to provide Filipinos with the best coffee and tea available out there. That’s why all our stores are located in strategic areas to make sure that we cater to as many people as we possibly can.”

Located in Avenue of the Arts along Roxas Boulevard, the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® shop is nestled amid a quintessentially Filipino setting that boasts of historic architectural structures and the world famous Manila Bay — allowing everyone to enjoy their perfect cup of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® drink while enjoying the sunset.

In line with its debut, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® branch in Avenue of the Arts will be holding a special promotion that will run from December 10-17, 2011. During the promo period, customers can come to the store from 12:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon and purchase the Regular Mocha, Vanilla and Caramel Ice Blended Drinks for only Php 50.