Monthly Archives: February 2012

Officially Satisfied: Max’s Tocilog and Unofficially Yours


I finally got the chance to eat what I’ve been craving the past week or so – tocilog (tocino, sinangag, itlog)! I was browsing through Max’s online menu yesterday, and saw that they offered all-day breakfast meals which of course, included my favorite tocino rice meal. If you’re wondering why I was browsing Max’s online menu, let’s just say that it’s my way of virtually going on a food trip, without actually getting myself bloated with all those calories and cholesterol. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s what we had for lunch… or our post-Valentine’s date?—

My husband’s Fiesta Plate Meal – 1/4 Max’s fried chicken, steamed rice, fresh lumpiang ubod, and a cute heart-shaped caramel bar.

Lumpiang Shanghai – loved this, the lumpia wrapper was thin and crunchy – you can enjoy the meaty goodness with every single bite. The photos I took don’t do justice to these bite-sized goodies.

And here comes… my Tocilog! I opted for the garlic rice (you can have the rice plain, or cooked with garlic/the sinangag style), and I was impressed with the generous tocino serving. The meat was tasty, very tender, and juicy. I think I was smiling while savoring every spoonful of the tocilog.I ate only one of the sunny-side up eggs, though.

After satisfying my tocilog craving, we set out to satisfy my curiosity about the movie, Unofficially Yours. Sobrang sulit ang bayad sa sinehan! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will not go into detail about what made the movie such an entertaining one (yeheyy for my hubby, he didn’t doze off even once during the entire film!)… but I will say that the movie:

  • made me laugh out loud (lots of times) in the most wa-poise ways possible;
  • made me cry and ask for my husband’s handkerchief, so I can wipe away my tears;
  • effortlessly made me feel the “kilig” – and not just because of John Lloyd Cruz; and
  • succeeded in my developing a girl crush on Angel Locsin LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Good food, cravings satisfied, great company, and a movie about the power of trusting someone to love you the way you deserve to be loved – I’d say, what a great way to start the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


I Officially Want to Watch Unofficially Yours =)


I wonder when I’ll be able to watch Unofficially Yours? I’m not really an avid fan of John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin (though I like them a lot)… But judging from the onscreen kilig power that JLC-Sarah Geronimo movies created (for me and countless other moviegoers a few years ago), Unofficially Yours will be a movie that’ll reduce me to the feeling of giddy infatuation worthy of a teenage girl – at least for a few hours. ๐Ÿ˜€

I really want to watch Unofficially Yours! Some might think that it’s baduy, but I believe all of us need to have some measure ofย  “baduy-ness” in our lives (in moderation, of course! ;)). Life would be so boring if we only watched movies with the deepest, most serious plots.

A Dark Chocolatey Afternoon


I apologize for the poor photo quality, as I just used my (non-high end but still very reliable) phone’s camera to take the picture. I’ve been doing some changes to my newly-resurrected blog almost the whole afternoon, and I decided to reward myself by indulging in the dark chocolatey goodness of KitKat Dark chocolates. I’ve managed to stay away from the stash of chocolates in the ref (thanks, Ate! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) for a few days now, but I can’t resist their call any longer.

I’m more than halfway through The Throne of Fire, the second book on the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (author of the Percy Jackson series). I love the fast-paced and entertaining material of Mr. Riordan’s books – perfect for those times when you just want to read something light while relaxing in a quiet room.

Oh, and those Riordan books are also my sister’s. I’m so lucky to have an Ate who has an impressive book collection (because I don’t need to buy books, I can just borrow from her hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€ ) – a sister who also knows the infinite power of chocolates and other sweet goodies ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Cake Lovingly Made for Valentine’s Day


My sister baked this red velvet cake for Valentine’s Day, and I “sort of” helped her while she lovingly prepared the frosting, and set out the cake’s decorations/design (okay, I actually just stood by her side and made comments whenever she asked for my opinion – but that’s helping too, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ ). My hubby and I didn’t have anything special planned for today, as we rarely celebrate Valentine’s day. But this cake symbolizes the things that are most important to me – love, family, simple pleasures, and of course – FOOD! =)

Hope you all had a lovely Valentine celebration, regardless of what your love life “status” is ๐Ÿ˜‰