Monday, January 30, 2012

Dezato Mochi is LOVE ♥

I always love eating mochi, makes me miss Japan more and really want to go for a vacation there again, I love the good food, kawaii things, hello kitty overload and beautiful place if only earthquake/tsunami did not happened, I would have been so happy being there and exploring Japan,
When I heard about Dezato Mochi in a Facebook status that it is very addicting and how it is so good, I knew I just really need to try it because I've always like the taste of mochi ice cream and Shingen mochi (Tender mochi (rice cake) topped with kuro-mitsu (dark brown sugar syrup) which is in a tiny bottle and you pour it in the mochi and oh la la it taste so goood! ♥ I always ask someone from Japan to buy Shingen mochi for me aside from Seafood Cup Noodles and Hello Kitty stuffs.
Last night my cravings for trying the tempting dessert Dezato Mochi has been fulfilled and indeed it was yummy and addicting, I could have eaten three boxes in one sitting, if only others are not fond of it too and a lot of people, including my kids, husband, ladies and gentleman of  all ages are begging for more. ♥ 

No wonder why a lot of people are getting crazy over this. 
P395 a box for a dozen of irresistible mochi.
What is mochi?

Mochi is a treat which is entwined with the rich tradition of Japan. Every New Year all of Japan participates in the ancient tradition of Mochi-tsuki (mocha making). After cooking the glutenous rice, they pound it in a mortar paste until it is lump free and silky smooth. Then they are formed into balls and are ready to be eaten.

I tried Mochi filled with Milk Chocolate,  White Chocolate with Walnuts, Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter, Green tea, Dark Chocolate.
My favorite is the Dark Chocolate and second is Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter and third is Green tea ♥ Others are good too but that is top 3 on my list. 

You can choose flavors on your mochi.

I would definitely want to visit their Cafe and try also their dishes, I am sure it's good as there mochi. I would post them soon, I hope on Valentine's Day, my husband would take me to Dezato Cafe to dine and enjoy good food. This is also a good idea to give as a gift on Valentine's Day and that someone, I guarantee you, would be so thankful.
I would definitely recommend everyone to try this Signature Dezato Mochi, but WARNING it can be very ADDICTING! ♥

Name of venue: Dezato CafĂ©
Contact person: Maria Gorre
Address: 100 Hemady Street, New Manila, Quezon City
Phone Number: +632 727-1229, +632 387-9484

Hours of Operation: Sunday to Saturday: 12:00 nn – 12:00 mn
Price Range: PHP 100.00 – PHP 500.00
Cuisine: International, Dessert, Coffee

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Launch ♥

I love being invited to a blogger's event, it makes me feel like a real blogger and the wonderful opportunity I can get from it. I only started this blog to share my passion in life but now it's being more fun with different experiences like these, but as much as I want to be a part of the event, I had a nurse duty in the hospital and I tried to make it to the event but traffic did not let me, It was just too late and I just decided not to go but I still received some opportunity that I want to share to all of you.

I received an email last January 14th from Mr. Sidney Ang of Emo S. Steel Jewelry and I was invited to a Fun filled night with the Manila's top fashion bloggers. Exciting! ♥

THE EVENT: Launching of the Eye Catching Beautiful Jewelry from EMO JEWELRY
This is a small part of what they have. Check out for the complete line. 

Their jewelries are made up of stainless steel, not the same kind as those in spoons or forks, but like those used in surgical blades and other medical equipment. So hearing these, we're rest assured that their pieces are hypoallergenic. And since these are stainless steel products, the accessories can be as good as gold, silver or platinum, but will not be hazy or faded even if we wear them for several times. ♥ 

Thank you to Mr. Sidney Ang and the EMO team for inviting me in this gathering! :)
Visit their branches at the following malls:
SM Fairview
SM Megamall
SM Pasig Hypermart
SM Mall of Asia
Festival Mall
Cash & Carry

Like EMO Jewelry on FACEBOOK ♥. 

AND ON CHECK OUT Just type in the discount code box: 

Happy Shopping everyone!

TOP: Jellybean PANTS: Terranova
Meet my friend Stephanie, she was my plus one girl friend to the event. 
Wearing my clothes from Head to Toe. ♥  
TOP and LEGGINGS from Forever 21, SHOES from Cinderella ♥   

Monday, January 2, 2012

Trip to Baguio 2012 ♥

After our New Year's celebration to Fontana in Pampanga we went straight to 4 hours of long driving to Baguio, a good start of New Year, hope it means I will be travelling a lot this year and how I wish vacation is all year long. ♥
Wearing a POLKA DOT blazer ♥
I ♥ Margaux ♥
I ♥ Bernice ♥
I ♥ Czyrene ♥
We stayed and spend the night in a beautiful rest house in Baguio ♥
We went to BCC (Baguio Country Club) Christmas Village ♥
The Baguio Country Club’s employees put together this so-called Christmas Village as part of their cost-cutting, thus the recycled materials used in almost all the miniature houses, synthetic snowman figures, and Christmas trinkets found in the circular enclosure in front of the BCC’s main building.
As is volunteered at the entrance, recycled materials used in this village were used soda tins and caps, paper cups, empty wine and water bottles, paper (including tarpaulins), lumber and plywood, sawdust, plates, tissue holders, Styrofoam containers and other boxes, oil cans, wires, and even construction debris and fallen pine cones, tree barks, and branches.

♥ They are enjoying the snow inspired ♥
Kids eating yummy fresh cheese popcorn ♥
We went to the Strawberry and Vegetables Farm
Bought kilos and kilos of fresh strawberries and vegetables. ♥
Yummy pure strawberry ice cream ♥
We went on a horseback riding at Wright Park ♥
Love the pink hair ♥
Niko's favorite part of the trip, horseback riding ♥
Ethan and Papa's first horseback riding ♥
Igorots ♥

The Igorot Family ♥
Exotic souvenirs you can find in Baguio ♥
WHAT WE BOUGHT: Choc'o flakes, Strawberry Candy, Sundot kulangot ♥
Baguio Country Club Yummy Raisin Bread. ♥
Lengua de gato ♥

Good Shepard Ube Jam ♥
♥ Yummy Strawberries ♥ We put condensed milk and Nestle Cream, it was really good! ♥
I love the cold weather in Baguio. ♥
but my favorite part was the street foods ♥

Our stay was very short, we only stayed one night and two days but how I wish we could spend more time exploring the mountains of Baguio City, I can recall some childhood memories of mine while we were in Baguio and how I really miss it! The rest house that we had, the fresh grilled corn in the cob, squids, some ghost stories and picking strawberries and vegetables, the walk in the park and many more.
 This picture of me and my brother was taken in Baguio like 24 years ago. ♥ Childhood memories ♥ I LOVE IT! ♥

Sunday, January 1, 2012

NEW YEAR 2012 ♥

Two thousand TWELVE is finally here! Almost everyone will agree on me that I think 2011 just went by so fast, so many trials and heartache that made me stronger this year.  I do not want to believe that 2012 is the end of the world because this will be just the beginning of creating more happier memories and that 2013 will still come that I will finally be Certified Nurse Rochelle  and yes, unfortunately we are still planning to go back to the States after graduation so this year I will enjoy the most I can in the Philippines, celebrating life and its time that we do good deeds to everyone, not because its the preparation for the end of the world but to make the world a better place and that we should be thankful for all the blessings we received.
2012 BRING IT ON! ♥ I am so ready for you and make this year a better one or the best yet and more to come. ♥
 We spent our New Year's eve and Welcoming 2012 at Fontana in Pampanga, we rented a villa for a night with bedrooms for every family. ♥

Every year we have a tradition of color coding for each family. ♥
This year our color is WHITE ♥
 Traditional Filipino belief states that round fruits served on the dinner table on New Year's eve brings good luck.

We had some fun games for the kids. ♥
 Calamansi Relay, Longest New Year Greetings and many more ♥
 We danced ♥ It was really FUN!
 Raining Money ♥
You should put coins/money in your pocket so that next year will be prosperous.
 The generous people ♥ hehehe...
 Being young at heart. ♥ How I wish they were my daughters. ♥
The noise and the firecrackers is believe to drive the evil spirit away and make the New Year bountiful and blessed. 
Some believe that you have to wear polka dots shirts or dress because it symbolise money, and it must have a deep pocket and filled with money bills and coins and jingled it at the stroke of midnight for good luck.