Biyaheng Pilipinas: Sakay na sa Tatak Pinoy (Gerry’s Jeepney)

Last October, a friend of our employer treated us since one of our officemates did a favor for her.

They decided to dine at Gerry’s Jeepney which is a new attraction within the perimeters of Kapitolyo.

Jampacked Friday especially during lunch time, so we were flattered to be sat inside a Jeepney themed function room.

They (our boss&her friend) ordered our food named “Pasig” which includes the following: rice, inihaw na pusit, alimasag&tahong, hipon, inihaw na isda, nilagang okra+talong and talbos na kamote, and 6 iced tea and soup. This one cost Php 1680 and is good for 4-6persons that why they ordered another one. For the rice you can choose whether plain, bagoong, or garlic; for the hipon (shrimp in English) you can choose crispy or halabos; and for the isda(fish in English) you can choose bangus, hito, or tilapia.

Well, it was such a wondrous experience. We came in hungry, and we left the said place full and happy.

Dined inside this jeepney

Design ☺

Tables (if you don’t want to be sat inside a jeeepney)

Proudly Pinoy

Pinoy’s own “mini store.” (Sorry I wasn’t a good photographer).

Urban Legend πŸ‘»

“Pasig” ❀


Biyaheng Monumento at Alabang 🐾

Sakay na! Sama na! Biyaheng Quiapo, Cubao, at Ayala. πŸ“πŸ©

Details for Gerry’s Jeepney ☺😊


Welcome to the Magical World of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children through the Loop

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Running Time: 127 minutes
Movie Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
Based on the novel of Ransom Riggs

Friend: Did you hear that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will be made into a movie?
Me: o_o (No idea at all).
Friend: Well, prepare your pocket for this one because your celebrity crush (Asa Butterfield) will frontline this movie.
Me: (screaming silently) Okay, okay.

Weak Points: (THIS IS REALLY a SPOILER if you haven’t read the book)

The lead actor (Asa Butterfield) portrays Jake and not Jacob which is quite disappointing because his original name based on the book is Jacob.

Emma’s (Ella Purnell) ability is associated with flying when in fact she’s a fire element.

Olive is the one who has the ability to make fire (She’s lighter than air – power of flying).

Miss P was set free (the reason why there’s a second and third book is because she was held captive and was never freed).

Strong Points:

The entire movie was creatively transformed into a lighter emotions; friendly language; and child appropriate film. (The book felt quite heavy, also, a bit of mystery and thriller can be felt when you read the entire book).

About the Movie:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children started quite creepy, and dark; then there goes the lighter part – Jake’s first appearance, his family’s introduction, and his travel going to the island.

As the story goes on, Jake entered the looped, and met the entire children under the care of Miss Peregrine.

Then, the attacked of Hollowgast came where Miss P was held captive.

Jake and the rest of Miss P’s children came to rescue her, and so she was set free.


It was a Yay since it was created for all ages, but it was also a Nay for those who had read the book (including me) since there were some scenes that should have been deleted, and some scenes from the book that should have been included.


Yes for all who are curious, and want some lighter stories.

No for those who had read the book.

Overall, watch on your own risk.

Movie Review: The Depressing Emotions of The Girl On The Train

Title: The Girl On The Train
Running Time: 112minutes
Movie Stars: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Γ‰dgar RamΓ­rez and Lisa Kudrow
Based on the novel of Paula Hawkins

When can you say that a book was perfectly made into a movie?
For me, the only way you can say that it was perfectly made into a movie: when you felt the same emotions you had when you read it, or when you felt connected to the actors/actresses of the said movie.

Guess what, I felt depressed when I’ve watched The Girl On The Train, which means it was made almost perfectly into a movie.


Last October 16, my sister and I got to spend a quality time by watching movies. Well, I rarely watch movies since tickets are too expensive, and I’m not really into those movies. The only time I do watch a movie: if it was a book turned into big screens. πŸ™‚

The Girl on The Train (TGoTT), is such an amazingly written masterpiece for me since I really felt connected while reading it. Upon hearing the news that it will be turned into a movie, I got excited since I can’t wait to see the characters being portrayed by acclaimed artists.

About the movie:

TGoTT, was quite a dragging one as it started. (Same with the book)

Rachel’s viewpoint/story was introduced first. For me, it was almost the same as the book.

Then, Megan’s viewpoint/story. The character who gave life to Megan looks like Jennifer Lawrence. I swear. And gosh, such an awesome actress for me. She portrayed Megan just the way I imagined. Thumbs-up πŸ™‚

Lastly, Ana. An angelic face for me (pertaining to the actress). Such a stunning one, though she lacked emotions in some parts, and she only appeared a few times from the start, which is quite disturbing for me since I couldn’t remember all her scenes in the book. πŸ™‚

Three stunning ladies who is connected because of one man. (And yes, if you haven’t watch the movie or haven’t read the book, this part is somehow a SPOILER ONE. So please, excuse yourself immediately). One man who destroyed all of them, but the worst victim is Rachel since she was alive but dying inside, unlike Megan who is six feet below the ground; she can’t feel the miseries.

Yey or Nay?

For me, it was a Yey since I felt all the emotions the movie had to offer. I felt depressed; felt sorry for Megan and Rachel; felt betrayed for Ana and Rachel; and most especially, I felt lost – lost in their world.

What is the movie all about? (For those who haven’t read the book)

TGoTT is all about a woman (Rachel) who always rides a train going to her work place. Everyday, she sit on the same place and watches a couple who she calls Jess and Jessie. For her, this couple is a perfect example of what a relationship should be. Until one day, Jessie, was missing and before it happened, Rachel, from the windows of the train, saw a man who is not Jess, hanging around with Jessie.

In order to help, Rachel told what she saw to Jess – from that day, everything will turn upside down for Rachel, Jess (as what Rachel calls him), Ana, and the rest of the characters.

TGoTT is all about the unsolved case of Megan (the real name of Jessie); what’s really happening to Rachel; and the pretentiously happy life of Ana.


Now, I will jot down two options here: One for Yes, and another one for No.

Yes – if you want films full of dialogues and less actions. Also, if you’re a fan of depression.

No – if you want your stamina to be excited and if you want your mind to be at peace. Why? Because TGoTT lacks actions, therefore can’t offer your stamina a thrilling movement; and you won’t be at peace since you will be depressed.

There you have it, hope I offered some help to all of you lovely readers.

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: 31st Negros Trade Fair (One Sweet Spot)

Hi there earthling creatures, I’m back! πŸ™‚ Today’s agenda: Tell the wonders of Negros Trade Fair.

Remember the last post I did about meeting Morgan, and how I ended up in an event? Well, this is the coverage of that said event. For those who haven’t read it, the title of that said blogpost is, “The Unexpected Everything: An Earthling Day to Meet the Lovely Morgan Matson.”

Strolling around Glorietta while carrying my pint of ice cream from Baskin Robbins, I’ve noticed that there’s an on-going event in their event hall so I’ve decided to explore what’s in store.

The said event was created to honor the inner treasures of Negros. Meaning an exhibit of Negros’ products – from food up to clothing. Well, it was crowded and everyone was up to have a taste of its food, and its originally handcrafted products. Maybe lots of you are wondering what’s Negros; well, it is a place located somewhere in Visayas (never been there so I can’t tell most of you about it. Honestly, I can narrate something since I’ll probably search google, but since I’m a bit lazy, I hope you can just do that).

Back to my experienced, I easily got hooked to Jarvis Gourmet Foods while roaming around since it was one of the nearest stall I saw upon entering the venue. Well, I bought 3 pieces ensaymada flavored dulce leche for only Php 100. (Nice find especially since I’m looking forward for a snack during office breaks). Then, I’ve tasted their spreads; yes, I’ve been ultimately guilty since I bought one – Saluyot Cheese Spread. Of course, my guilty pleasure did not stop there. I even strolled to the entire parameters of that place, and even saw Joel Torre since his restaurant named “Inasal sa Dasalan” was one of the food exhibitors. Well, I bought some delicacies from the Province of Negros, and I swear it was heaven sent. Name of store: El Ideal. πŸ™‚ Lots of stall to explore, but due to exhaustion, and not enough budget, I wasn’t able to buy and try almost half of what was there. Spare me for some apologies since I wasn’t able to take proper pictures of some stalls as well in the said event since it was jampacked. Anyway, will definitely look forward for events like this one since treasuring the wonders of Philippines is really one magnificent thing to do to attract tourists, and to inculcate to other Filipinos the blood of glory that lies in our culture.

P.S. Next time, will bring lots of money to be prepared.



As promised, here are the not-so-blurred-photos. πŸ˜‚

One of the stalls.


When will I be served? Lol.

The best Piaya in town. I swear! πŸ€—πŸ˜›

The real blockbuster on that day. Inasal. πŸ€—πŸ—πŸ–

And the very own Joel Torre sitting just across mine. 😱

Go Natural. ☺

Heaven sent. 😊

Finding “Me” in the midst of the crowd.

Must try. No preservatives, and a healthy spread for all ages. Saluyot Cheese Spread. πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜Š

Forever love. πŸ€—β€

The Unexpected Everything: An Earthling Day to Meet the Lovely Morgan Matson

“Morgan Matson is coming to town!” πŸ‘Ό

After almost a year of being absent for book signing events, finally, I made it for Matson’s.

A lot has changed since the last time I attended a book signing event. Anyway, I won’t make a long-dramatic-post since I have nothing much to tell.

Papa, as usual, lined up for me. He got number forty-two (42). I only have two books of Matson because I can’t afford to buy everything since I’m currently saving up for something. I bought Since You’ve Been Gone this January, and The Unexpected Everything last month.

The said event took place at National Book Store – Glorietta branch last September 18, 2016. I arrived at around 3pm and basically just in time for the signing. I’ve missed the program, and according to some bibliophiles, they gave Morgan a birthday cake, and sang for her. So disheartened to miss that moment.😒

I didn’t say anything when I met her (Morgan) except from the fact that I just responded “I’m good” when she asked how am I; then, she said what a nice name do I have. Well, thank you for that Morgan.

After that said event, my father and I went to JCo to eat some snacks; unknowingly, I already have other plans so I excused myself and told my father I’ll just text him.

What was my other agenda? Go and visit Baskin Robbins and get some pint of ice cream. Yes, I’ve been craving for Baskin, and what a perfect time to do it but that one fine Saturday. After almost a week of stressful work, surrounded by chaotic officemates, I can’t help but thanked Baskin Robbins for existing in this world.

I ordered a pint of Love Potion (honestly I don’t know the ingredients of that flavor). How do I end up ordering that one? Mama told me it is delicious, and for me not to order strawberry for the nth time in my life.

After ordering a pint, I walked around Glorietta and notice that there was an on-going event. Yes, such a nice move for me to go to that event, and let my ice cream turned into water. πŸ™

Anyway, will tell you guys about that event in another post.


Goddess Morgan signing my book. πŸ€—

BaskinRobbins: Love Potion. ❀☺

August: Reunions, Moods, and Wonderful Moments

Gloomy days were gone;
Wonderful moments have arrived.

Ten years had gone by;
Replaced by one month of laughter, memories, and happiness shone over each others faces.

Old friends came by to say “Hello, even just for a minute.”
Goodbyes were longer; another day spent thinking of wonderful memory to treasure.

Life on the path of brick road;
Walking along green meadows;
Chirping of birds hovered all over;
Indeed, memories of last month will be painted wonderfully in each other’s heart.

Getting old, but not too old for wonderful moments.

Awkward moments were gone; only laughter were left.

Wonderful 10 years of friendship πŸ€—

The Not-so-Wonders of Eating: Diner on the 16th

August is known for its gloomy weather: non-stop rain which causes floods, and mood swing for others.

The cold atmosphere made us (my sister&I) more hungry than before; since we’ve watched Taste Buddies went to grab some bite from Diner on the 16th, and even recommended it, we’ve decided to pamper ourselves on its menu.

It was a blockbuster rainy Wednesday for Diner on the 16th; we’ve just took the seat near the bar for us to be accommodated inside. (Take note: there’s no table on that particular side; one of the personnel just brought the table outside and placed it there just to accommodate us; good customer service πŸ™‚

My sister and I decided to order Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken and Ube Waffles for Php 295. The said menu includes the following: 3pcs Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken and 4mini slices of Ube Waffles.
Diner on 16th is best known for their milkshakes; hence, that was our chance to indulge on their milkshakes. I ordered Diner on 16th’s Signature Milkshake for a price of Php 190. (Strawberry Cotton Candy Cone+Chocolate milk and Strawberry flavored pretzels (which I think is the one you can buy from the grocery store)+Strawberry Chocolate and Caramel Syrup+Custard biscuits+Chocolate covered mallows) In short, diabetes overload to its highest level; while my sister ordered White Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake for a price of Php 189. (White Chocolate Syrup+Strawberry Covered Biscuit Stick+Strawberry Donut+Wafer Stick+Strawberry Filled Mini Cookies).

Overall Satisfaction – Rating scale of 5 (5 being the highest):

Venue: 3
Reason/s: The said establishment is located in front of Ace Water Spa, but you have to walk in an alley since it is inside.

Food: 3
Reason/s: Nothing special. I think it is overrated because the waffles was just two slices which was cut into four; the soy ginger glazed chicken was all wings; the milkshakes ingredients were all available in grocery stores (I mean, it was already made; no effort exerted except for the decorations of those said ingredients), also nothing special on its taste.

Value for Money: 3
Reason/s: Somehow it was a new experience for us, but not really worth it base on the food they serve+service charge applies.

I still do recommend this place to all food enthusiasts. Try, explore, and rate your experience since we are all entitled of our own.

Thank you, and God bless!



Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken and Ube Waffles πŸ™‚

Diner on 16th’s Signature Milkshake πŸ˜šπŸ€—

White Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake πŸ€—πŸ“

Design 101

Design 102

Design 103

Their creative way of saying: “Here’s your total bill; kindly put your payment inside.” ❀
Diner on 16th is located at: 16, United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, 1603 Metro Manila.