Sunday, August 29, 2010

cioccolo - clark, pampanga

cioccolo is a gem hidden somewhere in clark, pampanga - a coffee shop / restaurant standing in the secluded royal palazzo, offerring great tasting cakes and frappucino.


very spacious with welcoming ambiance, cioccolo was able to wow our taste buds by offerring extra-ordinary tasting drinks and cakes. you will really notice the more natural flavors compared to the infamous ice blended coffees from starbucks, cbtl and gloria jean's. they also server cocktail drinks, coffee-cocktail drinks, pasta and picka foods -> the variety in the menu is like ucc's.

cioccolo is a must visit coffee shop / restaurant when you are around clark, pampanga. 5 stars!

tacsiyapo , tarlac


the plan: to south, what carried out: to north; the plan: to batangas, what carried out: to tarlac; the plan: to wakeboard, what carried out: to tacsiyapo; the plan to tacsiyapo, what carried out: no tacsiyapo.


to cheer up my friends who cancelled their flight to Hong Kong this weekend due to the recent HK tourist bus hostage crisis, we decided to go out of town. as stated above, the original plan to wakeboard did not push through. Instead, we drove hundred miles to tarlac to experience tacsiyapo (stress reliever by throwing ceramics to the wall of anger) just to find out that the tacsiyapo is close. devastating! but we had fun making fun and pleading to the staff of the restaurant.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MOCKINGJAY: 3rd Installment of Hunger Games


Last August 10, I went to National Bookstore, Glorietta 5 branch to pre-order the 3rd book of The Hunger Games Trilogy. I think I was the 36th from those who pre-listed since August 10 - that number is so lame. Despite the good marketing of NB about the first two books (and of course the Mockingjay that already has radio ads airing), me thinks that this series has very little followings here in the Philippines.

Good maketing? Yes, because this is the first ever book I finished. The Hunger Games is the reason why started reading books.

Why Pre-order? ‘Coz I am just too excited I want to be one of the firsts to have the book on August 25 (worldwide release). And mostly, the pre-order will only cost you around Php 540 - that is more than Php 200 off from the regular price of the first two books.

Lastly, I do not have plans of re-reading the first books. I am too much pre-occupied with work and work and work that i can’t even find time for myself. But I tell you, these books (referring to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire) are HIGLY RECOMMENDED. If you wanna know the plot, go toAmazon. (and WOW!!! that’s 825 five-star reviews)