Last night, my officemates and I had a sleepover at my place… haha! It was like a summer camp complete with a cook out: Anastasiia made the famous Ukranian buckwheat (brought by her mother all the way from Eastern Europe) + Pork Stroganoff -
while Juanka cooked Sopa Negra, a Costa Rican Black Bean Soup, extremely filling and tasty + vegetarian:
Daniel made this fantastic uber-rich no-bake Oreo cheesecake that fattened me up for the next couple of weeks or so
and then we watched an extremely mature and profound German film:
The Lives of Others won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film had earlier won seven Deutscher Filmpreis awards – including those for best film, best director, best screenplay, best actor, and best supporting actor – after setting a new record with 11 nominations. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Golden Globe Awards.
Unlike many of its sort, Das Leben Der Anderen gave us hope in humanity (and second chances) despite its seemingly unconquerable evils. I’ll leave it at that, I suppose, and strongly recommend you to see it.
Our first meal: My sister and I traveled to Singapore together last weekend (June 25) to watch Lion King at Marina Bay Sands with our dad. After more than an hour’s delay in the flight, coupled with bus + train travel from the terminal, we were starving upon arrival at the Clark Quay MTR station. So we decided to eat before taking the bus to our hotel at Robertson Quay. Right below the station was The Central’s food court, and there were loads of food choices to pick from, thankfully. We settled for these:
discovered Bento Box along LP Leviste Street today! As in, the Bento Box that used to partnered with World Topps along Katipunan Avenue before, beside Flaming Wings! I spent many a dinner there during my Freshie days. I remember exactly where I used to sit, who I used to see/go with there… Franny Ledesma’s Health Sciences block, the MGT-H block with Mario and Pao… Francis, Jonah, Sabs… I don’t know if you can remember…
Anyway, the best thing there that I’d never fail to eat was their Peanut Butter Mango Cobbler. Basically it’s a small bowl of vanilla ice cream with mango slices, peanut butter, and crushed grahams. This Makati branch disappointed, however. Service was horrible, waiters didn’t know what they had on the menu, they seemed absent minded and plain dumb, it was such a bust.
This was what Tam ordered:
I ordered from the other menu (Bento Box was sharing a restaurant with I <3 BBQ) - “Sizzling” chicken barbeque, no part of which was actually sizzling.
I <3 BBQ deco
what was inside the Kinder Surprise my officemate gave me today - seriously, when was the last time you worked on a jigsaw puzzle??
I’m not holding back on the Valentine posts; after all, that’s the whole theme of this blog, isn’t it? :)
and if you didn’t know yet, this blog is named after the dress I wore last Valentine’s: a white cabbage rose dress.
Feb 14 this year wasn’t really planned ahead; we were so busy with work (btw, congratulations on your raise and bonus, Tam!! :D). It’s a good thing we were able to find a good place to eat despite not making any reservations!
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white chocolate cheescake :p~
French onion soup that was more onion than soup. It was still incredibly good, though!!
incredibly good milk and white chocolate fondue. The best I’ve ever tasted.
flowers for Valentine’s, gift for Anniversary :>
*restaurant: Max Brenner in Greenbelt 5 (yes, they actually serve food!)