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Thursday, April 12, 2018

#NCDFoodtrip: Caffe Primo, an uptown cafe in Naga City

A drive to uptown Naga is always a treat. The turns and fine concrete road with the fresh air coming in through your car's window is something that you can not get from the downtown area. A dip in the hot or cold waters of Isarog always come to mind when we travel to this side of Naga. Now, there is a cafe worthy of your drive away from the city's bright lights and noise which is located inside Caceres Heights Subdivision called Caffe Primo. According to their page it is an Italian inspired Caffe sure to give guests a much needed break from Naga City’s busy environment.

Caffe Primo has the feels of a slow vibe. Much to be noticed is also a casual to a semi fine dining feels being part of the Primus Hotel & Resort. Right after we had a dip at Panicuason Hot Spring, I decided to check out the place since we were in the area. 

I always ask restaurants about their best sellers, Pizza is one in Caffe Primo, I believe. This is the All Meat Pizza, I was expecting an all-meat loaded pizza but hey I love veggies so I'm not complaining. It actually tasted good! 

We ordered Caramel Machiatto and Salted Caramel Latte, Cafe Americano and a Java Chip Frappe. I loved their hot drinks, the Java Chip was so-so, but hopefully the other frappes are good. One thing I learned in cafes, it's difficult to have a drink or food inspired from famous brands. It's either you get it right or you totally flunk.

Here's the price range of Caffe Primus menu:
Salad 150 - 220
Pasta 230 - 260
Pizza 450 - 480
Sandwiches 125 - 250
Burgers 220 - 260
Desserts 110 - 180
Hot Beverages 95 - 175
Iced Beverages 100 - 160
Frappe 145 - 180
Juice 140 - 160
Tea Beverages 95 - 140

They also included in one menu the restaurant of the Resort Hotel, I just forgot the name of the resto.

Was expecting the frappe to be in a fancy glass, perhaps this is what they really opted to use even in dine-ins

We sat near the windows overlooking the pool. Hoping to come back soon and I can't wait to try the other food and drinks. Ambiance is a so nice and the baristas who are VERY COURTEOUS tops it all! Even my mom noticed it so it's really a plus plus point. 

I believe the tranquility of the place is the purpose of this cafe together with the food that you can actually enjoy with your friends and family. Caffe Primo is also for solitary pursuits and the food and drinks that you can order is already a good company. Looking forward to my next visit at Caffe Primo! Don't forget to share your favorites!

Caffe Primo
Primus Hotel & Resort
KM9, Pacol, Caceres Heights, Naga City
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CaffePrimoPH/
Cafe Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Contact No. 0917 506 9156

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sumlang Lake at Camalig, Albay

Sumlang Lake Eco Park
Camalig, Albay

Open daily:
Monday - Thursday 8AM to 6PM
Friday - Saturday 6:30AM to 6PM

  • Entrance: P20 per head
  • Parking lot fees: P20 for vehicles, P10 for motorcycles
Balsa Tour - P50 per head
Kayaking - P50 per head for 30 mins
Aqua Biking - P50 per head for 30 mins
Floating Cottage - P500 for 1 hour

 They also have an in house restaurant called Socorro's Lakeside Restaurant and Grill

#BicolDeck #nagacitydeck

#NCDFoodtrip: Take Me Out Snack Bar and Grill

Night outs are not anymore about the booze, but more about the good food shared with your friends or family and the endless stories that keeps the company alive. Plus, I’m actually trying to avoid the hassle of parking, huge crowds and loud places. Take Me Out Snack Bar & Grill can definitely deliver and hits the spot! They were formerly located along Magsaysay Avenue where I never had the chance to dine because of the limited parking space. This time that they are now located at M. Plaza along Roxas Avenue (Diversion Road), this spot is becoming a regular option for me and my friends. Obvious landmark you can actually see is BDO Diversion, at the back of that is Take Me Out. 

Take Me Out is known for their burgers and tacos. They also serve pasta and other TMO favorites.

Going to places with huge crowds with very loud music is not any more my game.  Is it just me or I’m feeling old already? haha

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Let's #Sneaktify at SM City Naga

Art in itself is therapeutic and we don’t need to be a full fledged artist to enjoy it. Art encourages self-discovery and emotional growth, so let’s Shop & Make Art and get #Sneaktified! 

What more if you can win out of your art? Transform ordinary sneakers into a walking piece of art starting April 1 by joining #SNEAKTIFY. A total of 1,000,000 SM Shopping Money will be given away!

Here’s how to join the Sneaktify.

  • Purchase of at least 2k receipt from The SM Store including the sneakers from any of the partner brands like Kicks, Sprint, Sugar Kids, and Tough Kids.
  • Design the sneakers according to the 4 categories: Fashion, Futurology, Cutie Cartoons and Crazy Patterns
  • Submit at the booth where you registered together with the application form and receipt (with purchased sneakers) within the promo period.

From April 1- June 30, 2018, SM City Naga will choose winners to compete in the regionals.

You can also buy sneakers with ready patterns and it comes with 3 color pens.

You can use paint, sharpies, patches, color pens, glitter pens or any other art materials you can think of in designing your sneakers.

From all the entries, only the TOP 10 PER CATEGORY will advance to the cluster finals to be held in SM City Dasmarinas, SM City Lipa, and SM City Santa Rosa.

4 Categories to choose from

From the cluster finalists, 40 ENTRIES will be chosen and will get a chance to be featured on the runway during the #SneakerSesh: Runway Showdown. You can get model or you yourself can model the sneakers during the finals. One grand winner will be named per category to take home Php 30,000 worth of SM Shopping Money.

#AlwaysACelebration #SneaktifyAtSMSouthLuzon #ILoveSM

Let's Sneaktify this summer! Join now! Don't forget to share you masterpiece!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Failed Relationships

When relationships fail, we see our vulnerabilities. This engagement ring was supposed to be a declaration of love to a significant other. While we thought choosing an engagement ring is an easy task, it’s actually not. The prongs, the cut, and the grade might ring a bell to those who are preparing to propose. Up until the moment you thought that your significant other was the one, everything can be wiped out in an instant. This is one of the moments when engagements fail even if you have the ring already (in real life), just as when you thought this could only happen in movies and teleseryes. When suddenly all these preparations don’t come as planned, you would probably flashback to those times what could have gone wrong. You might even question your worth and your efforts, doubt your partner’s intentions and worse, your partner’s character.

With all the possibilities of hate and blame along the way trying to process the failure of the engagement, the only way to move on is to accept the reality that it has failed. Yes, a fragment of hope might have been seen, but when things don’t get patched up and it gets down the drain, the diamond loses its ability to glisten and so does the relationship.

Outside looking in, I admire people who has been determined to say it’s enough. In my opinion, most failed relationships is a 50-50 blame game. It doesn’t need to have a complicated Math, because both parties contributed to both the joy and pain there is no matter how short or long you’ve been together.

When you see your friends stood up from failed relationships, it is not only them who will be vulnerable. Even you as supporters will become skeptic and doubtful about relationships as well. I believe there are no perfect engagements and relationships, everything boils down to how we handle the sa-ppiest moments in our lives and how we nourish them to become better partners and individuals for others. And oh btw, don’t bother looking back at how much it has cost you to reach a point where you bought a ring, it won’t help. 

Here’s to something that’s done and being vulnerable at the same time to new opportunities!

P.S. This is not an April Fool’s day post and I’m not engaged nor was supposed to be engaged. Maghunos dili kayo! #randomthoughts

Saturday, March 3, 2018

#NcDFoodTrip: Hang-Out Resto Bar

Hang-Out Resto Bar probably has the most happy burgers here in Naga City to date. Double beef patties, hams, veggies and cool buns that will set you on a happy mood! This special burger with fries is priced only at P159! They also have pizza fries, tapsilog, buffalo wings, pasta, churros and monster frappes to cap off your burger run. Hang Out resto isn’t called a bar for nothing without beer, yes they also got you covered with a bucket!

Oh btw, they also have a Tower Burger, Monster Burger, Ultimate 8-inch burger and a 12-inch Burger to surprise you, so check them out!

For size comparison (beside an iPhone 8 plus) 
Special Burger: P159

Pangpatanggal umay after eating bunch of burgers! This strawberry frappe was surprisingly tasty especially on the inside. We also enjoyed scraping off the sprinkles!

Pizza Fries

Photo from Hang-Out Resto Bar Facebook Page

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hang-out-resto-bar-587219858115435/
Price Range: P69 above
Location: Beside LCC Magsaysay
Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Valentine Promos in Naga 2018

On this page you will see promos and events for the upcoming Valentine's Day in Naga City. Bookmark this page now for updates!

Directory of Flower Shops in Naga CLICK HERE

This Valentines, treat your loved ones with Avenue Plaza Hotel's Flavors of Love, a 5 course Gourmet Dinner and be entertained with Classical music by Mr. Raymond and Ms. Jeanelle Roldan.
Reserve your seats now! You may call ‎473-9999 or 881-9999. You may also visit Avenue Plaza Hotel or send them a message on Facebook.


Casa Soriano Heirloom Cuisine



Indulge in a lavish feast on Valentine’s Day at RJ’s Buffet at Villa Caceres Hotel. Book your romantic night now! Contact 09177101692.

Express your love and care through a romantic dinner at Rolando’s Café and enjoy our luxurious meals. You can contact 09778068381 for reservations.

Celebrate season of love, with a candle lit dinner by the pool with your other half. Reminisce sweetest memories while enjoying mouth-watering meals and live entertainment. Book your romantic dinner at Anne’s Pool Resto, contact 09778068381 for inquiries



Nothing says Valentine's like a romantic dinner by candlelight by Baba Social Dining at The Carmen Hotel, Peñafrancia Avenue, Naga City
Ready to sweep your date off her feet? Call (054) 472-5888, 0919-648-9143, or 0917-570-2791 for inquiries and reservations.


Nothing else brings people together than good food. ❤️ It's a candlelight dinner for all of us on February 14 by Flavours Gastronomica! You may contact Flavours via their Facebook Page or contact number  (054) 472 8350