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Friday, August 30, 2019

Lechon Belly for Order in Naga City

#NCDfoodtrip Maray pa lechon kahit may belly tempting parin! But kidding aside, I really could not say anything more when we talk about options here in Naga. We have a lot and I found CJ's Lechon Belly as a belly very good product! This is really perfect for the coming #PeñafranciaFestival or for any occasions that you have.

I’ll go straight to the point, this 2-kilo lechon belly is a “classic” flavor with very CRISPY balat (check out my IG Story/FB My Day) and JUICY/TENDER ang meat on the inside.

Notice the slice of the meat (sensya na dai perfect ta sala si gamit kong knife haha), it’s so tender and it’s obviously FRESH meat as you taste it. Peks man! Feeling ko masiramon man ang spicy flavor ninda, will try it too sa sunod.

Choose from Classic and Spicy Flavor🌶🌶 minimun 2 kilos to order and it starts at only P1,000! Very affordable sinda!
FB Page https://www.facebook.com/cjsbellychon/
For orders contact them at 0917-145-8311or 0921-885-3539

They are now accepting orders for the #Peñafrancia2019 Fiesta (for pick-up only). For any other occasion, they actually deliver right to your doorstep.

*Oh and dagdag ko lang...Notice also that CJ’s did not use a plastic rope/straw? to package the product.That’s actually the very first thing that I noticed and it’s a PLUS👍🏻 point for me because it’s #EarthFriendly! 🌎 Hoping that you guys continue it plus the paper box too. ❤️

#NCDfoodtrip: White Bean Cafe

#NCDfoodtrip Sain kita makakan? A simple question yet difficult to answer if you are in Naga City. Sa ka-centrohan kan ciudad, may White Bean Cafe'.

What’s the first thing in mind when you hear about White Bean Cafe? Me, it’s pasta. The first time I blogged about White Bean was way back 2012 and pasta has been one of the reasons I always come back. This time we had Gambasetti 🍝Yum!!! Just look at the serving size.

Being one of the dainty cafés in the downtown area of Naga, White Bean also serves rice meals that are actually just waiting for you to discover. Just look at White Bean’s Beef Kare-Kare. Not only that it is plated well with Puso ning Batag (Banana Flower) but it’s very delicious, with a serving size for one person and can also be shared should you have other dishes.

Beef Kare-Kare

White Bean is also known for sandwiches of different kinds commonly paired to their pastas just like the Chicken Pesto Tomato. 

I can still remember that White Bean was also one of the first cafes in Naga that introduced the Italian Soda. White Bean’s coffee has also been established well when it comes to getting that perfect brew whenever you are in the busy streets of Naga.

At White Bean you can actually enjoy their food and drinks in a pleasant interior, light to the eyes and just right enough to enjoy a quiet meal. Oh, did you know that they also serve Kakigori? 🍧A Korean shaved-iced dessert that would really delight you if you’re craving for something sweet. Link to post 

Did you know that even though White Bean is in CBD I, they actually have enough parking spaces at the back of Nagaland Hotel? While Centro Naga is now becoming a “walking city”, meaning, it’s better for you to walk it off to reach a certain establishment, White Bean is right where you need them to be.

Blue Raspberry

Ceylon Black Lemon Iced Tea

Cafe Latte

I have always been proud of homegrown brands like White Bean, because they are now time-tested despite the many other cafes in and out of the city. (Wasn’t able to take photos of the whole place because there were other customers )

Sabi ngani kaiyan, Naga may be an inland city, pero we are known to have sooooo many restaurants, homegrown that is, maiba-ibang klase, mamili ka sana. And I believe this is one of the reasons why Naga is called “An Maogmang Lugar”, yes we are happy to welcome national and international brands, but at the end of the day, we Nagueños keep coming back to our homegrown brands that they become our comfort foods and White Bean is one of them. ❤️

Ground Floor, Nagaland Hotel, Elias Angeles Street #NagaCity

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where to Stay in Albay: Innbox Daraga

Home for the weekend, here at Innbox! ❤️ Look! A #ContainerHotel! An affordable accommodation just 10 minutes away from the Legazpi Airport and about 5 minutes from Daraga town proper. Unique to hotels here in Bicol, it is constructed from recycled shipping containers, eco-friendly, air-conditioned, stylish and even INSTAGRAMMABLE at that with free wifi access, plus your basic bathroom facility with hot and cold shower.

Innbox is also perfect for “roadtrippers” because the rate starts at P500 only!

📍 Purok 3, Maroroy, Daraga, Albay
Contact Nos.: 09076995943 / (052) 7423572


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Run for Big Heart 2019

Join the ❤️ Run for Big Heart 2019 ❤️!!!
August 21, 2019

Register at:
- 2nd Floor, Honda Cars Camsur Pili - JLo BIG HEART Foundation
- McDonald’s Pili
- Petron Magsaysay, #NagaCity

Starting Point: Mcdonald's Pili, San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
Assembly Time: 5:30 AM
Zumba: 6:00 AM
Gun Start: 6:30 AM

Run for Wellness 10: Cobbles Fest

The most anticipated and one of the biggest wellness event in Bicol is again set to toe the line this year!  This event is concertedly celebrated with the Penafrancia Festival. Southstar Drug’s Run For Wellness is set on September 15, 2019 at Plaza Quezon in Naga City. Organized by Rsrj Events Management.

The Run for Wellness is now running on its 10th year and is participated by around 2,000 runners with two categories that you will surely enjoy, 3K and 5K Color and Bubble Run. Register in select Southstar Drug branches in Bicol and get exclusive discounts.

Php 300 FOR 3K / 5K

Inclusive of Racebib, Singlet, Sunglasses and Finisher's Medal

 Select Southstar Drug branches:
 - Crown Hotel Bldg., Cor E. Angeles St. & P. Burgos St., San Francisco, Naga City, -Camarines Sur
- #77 Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City, Camarines Sur
 - Elevated Plaza, Vinzons Ave., Daet, Camarines Norte
 - Alfelor St., Cor. Rotary Road, Iriga City, Camarines Sur
-Rizal St., Legazpi City, Albay

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Review: Mitsubishi Xpander GLS

The Manual variant on display at the showroom

#NCDdailydrives MPVs are starting to dominate roads nowadays as people realize its versatility and use if we are going to talk about a family car. Seats 7 people with a lot of legroom and functionality especially on the top 2 variants.

Together with Bicol Deck, I got my hands on the GLS variant of the much hyped Mitsubishi Xpander for a quick spin and boy this is better than the first MPV that I have driven from another Japanese brand. Much to be noted in terms of its lightness on the wheel, handling and other extra features while the other car only features the basics. 

Actual GLS Variant

With GPS installed
Less blind spot because of this window after the side mirror

For me, the looks has a busy front with boxy headlights (which I least like), then suddenly Mitsubishi lifted its front to the new Strada. At night whenever I see it on the road, I always imagine it as a complete face with brows, lids, full boxy eyes and the fog lamps as the chin. 🤪 It has an L-shaped taillights which I find sleek and decent. It might look as if there’s not enough space from the outside but there’s a lot of room in it both for leg and head space. Access to the third row is impressively easy as the second row seats has a folding and sliding feat. The design is something that will eventually grow on you and what is important is the performance of the car.

Under the hood it has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The GLS operates on a four-speed automatic. We don’t need a 5 or 6-speed transmission if we are talking about a family MPV right? So the 4-speed will do just fine. The top of the line, GLS Sport has a push button engine start-stop, dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, and vehicle stability control.

The reverse cam is becoming a basic now, GPS on the 7-inch touchscreen display are just few of the other features that makes the Xpander a wonder.

You might want to consider this car as your next family MPV. For inquiries you can contact Ms. Aya Onaka at 09088180494 and 09175153811 or visit her FB Page at Mitsubishi Pili/ Albay BEST PROMO DEALS by Aya Onaka

Friday, June 7, 2019

#NCDtravels: Guide to Taytay Tiangge Shopping

#NCDtravels Napadpad po ako sa Taytay Tiangge last May 16, 2019. You might ask, ano pinagkaiba nya sa Divisoria? Well, here in Taytay it’s mostly clothes talaga, may mga shoes man pero konti. Sa Divisoria naman you can actually look for anything. AND! Here in Taytay as per our observation, mga PiNOY talaga ang mga owner ng stores.Anything na itinatahi, dito na sa Taytay!

Taytay in Rizal, known as the Garments Capital of the Philippines is indeed a massive haven for RTW’s at a vvverrryy and insanely affordable price. Left, right, side and back of the main road, medyo exagerrated po ako pero totoot kasi na sobrang lawak talaga haha. Kung may bagsakan ng gulay, eto din ang bagsakan ng garments. Before it was said that they were just renting in Baclaran, Divisoria area and now mostly are back here in its origin since 2014. I think this is a much much better location compared to driving all the way to Manila if you're just looking for affordable clothes.

Here are 5 simple tips for your Taytay Tiangge Shopping

Tip No. 1: According to my Aunt who lives in Cainta, best day to go there is either Monday and Thursday especially at night starting at 6pm, where almost all the Tiangges are open. And meant to be! During our visit, we didn't know that there's a schedule but we went there exactly on a Thursday. 😊 We were at Recto area, took the LRT Line 2 then baba sa Santolan Station (P25) then took the jeep (P21) going to Taytay. Bawal ang maarte po digdi. You are in for A LOT of savings here so you better work your ass out. You can search nalang po for the latest schedule.

Tip No. 2: Wear light and comfortable clothes. A small purse is advisable or a sling bag to make this easier for you. Bring your mobile phone, you might lose your friends while you get so indulged in shopping. It might get too hot as well depending on the time of your shopping. Also, it's a must that we take extra care of our personal belongings.
This is the landmark that you can actually see if you're in the right place. But  wait, it's all the Tiangge that you will see as the landmark. haha

Tip No. 3: Pag sinabing whole sale, 3 pcs minimum yan.. lesser by 5 or 10 pesos yan per piece. So, PLEASE BRING AN OVERSIZED ECO-BAG or any bag you would be comfortable to carry or drag around. Kids sell small eco-bags in the area for around P20. Do yourself the 1k challenge and be surprised how many clothes you can hoard.

❣️Dress P100 to P150 ⬆️ Formal dresses pinakamahal na ang P350
❣️Shirts at P50, Blouses starts at P65
❣️Shorts starts at P35
❣️Pants/Slocks starts P100
❣️Ternos / Jumpsuits / Jumpshorts starts at P120
❣️Jackets P150
❣️ Kids wear ay jusmi basta less than P100 haha and many many moreeee

With these pricing, you will really need a big bag. Trust me. Sa next post ko nalang ippakita yung nabili ko worth P795 in total and guess how many pieces un? 7 pieces of clothes! 🤪

Tip No. 4: While you might say that everything they are selling will be the same per Tiangge, actually it's a NO. We actually went to three big tiangge's and there were differences in terms of designs. So, it really takes a lot of effort

Tip No. 5: Bring your own bottled water, remember to #itravelResponsibly. There are stalls selling snacks too in the area but it's better to keep yourself hydrated always.

How to get there?
From Quiapo, take a bus, jeep, or UV Express to Taytay. From Cubao, you can take a jeep or UV Express to Angono/Binangonan.

If you’re driving to the Taytay, just key in Club Manila East on Google Maps or Waze.

These garments are actually the ones that you see on television, sometimes even used by hosts, news anchors and the like. If you are looking for a business opportunity in terms of online selling or boutique shops, this is actually one of the best sources in the Philippines.

Don't expect too much on the quality, because hey just look at the price, but you can still get your money's worth if you're just good enough at choosing the most durable and quality ones. And yes there are many of them.

Enjoy your Taytay Tiangge shopping!