Monday, August 19, 2013

Kenji Tei: Why Do I Love Thee???

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In my quest for a great Japanese restaurant that serves everything that my family like, we were led to this full house of a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 last month. We do not really go to the third floor anymore as most of the shopping finds are in the first two floors. One of our secrets in finding great restaurants is seeing people line up for a table. This is definitely a hot pick!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Take Not The Road Less Traveled

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I am sharing with you the Valedictory Speech of 16-year old Mikaela Irene Fudolig, a Summa cum Laude BS Physics with a GWA of 1.099 who led the graduating class of 2007 with the highest honors from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She also received the Best BS Physics Student award and the Dean’s Medallion for Excellence in Undergraduate Studies at the UP College of Science. She also qualified as a regional finalist for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

3 Things I Love About Yabu, The House of Katsu

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The Bar at Yabu: The House of Katsu 

I am not fond of Japanese katsu (or deep fried battered pork) but I wanted to try out this Japanese food craze hitting Manila. My sisters and I went to lunch in Yabu in The Atrium 2/F Megamall before watching Four Sisters and a Wedding. The restaurant is wholly Filipino-owned (by Joe Concepcion of Unilever RFM Selecta) but the chefs are all trained by a Japanese chef of a popular tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

10 Most Inspiring Women

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I have personally handpicked the 10 most inspiring women from the world of film, music, politics, fashion, sport, and more. The list is a mix of celebrities and everyday heroes I look up to for their particular work and/or character. They may or may not be the most influential but I draw my inspiration from them and I hope you will, too.

These are my top 10 most inspiring women, in no particular order of importance:

#1. Oprah Winfrey 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

5 Ways to Honor Your Parents

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“Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise - so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”    
- Ephesians 6:2-3

Obedience always precedes honor. That is the chronological order. Toddlers are not yet capable of honoring their parents. Their world revolves around themselves, getting their own needs met, and exploring their own desires. They are fully capable of learning obedience though, but the capacity to honor comes much later in childhood.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Top 15 Books I Love That Will Always Stick With Me

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I am reminded of the note that was passed on to me in Facebook way back in 2009.

Here are the rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. I'm interested in seeing what books you choose. 

Well, here's mine...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cronuts 101: Manila's Most Viral Dessert

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cronuts ansel

Described by many as a half croissant, half doughnut — this pastry hybrid invented by New York's Dominique Ansel is taking the world by storm. After its launch last May 2013, Cronut fans spanned the whole world, making it the most viral dessert item to date.