Monday, July 30, 2012

Milk + Tea Station at Balay Quince

Milk Tea, Balay Quince
Balay Quince building
           Milk + Tea Station at Balay Quince, Bacolod City

           It was a fine sunny Saturday afternoon that made us decide to look for some refreshment before going home. Since we were already driving along Lacson St., it was better to stay at any of the famous dessert and coffee shops along the area. Until finally, we parked the car in front of Balay Quince and was able to catch the vivid photo of the colorful rainbow above the building.
        Balay Quince is one of our favorite stopovers along the business district. We agreed to go to Milk + Tea Station for some cold and refreshing milk teas with various enchanting flavors mixed with your favorite flavored jellies. Milk + Tea Station is located at the second (2nd) floor of the building where people from all walks of life come here to savor the healthy and famous milk teas in town. In addition, Milk + Tea Station also offers hot coffee such as espresso, cappuccino, etc.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Organic Overload at Fresh Start

Fresh Start, Central City Walk, Robinsons Place
            Fresh Start at Central City Walk, Robinsons Place, Bacolod City

     It's now time to go green and healthy! A lot of health conscious individuals come over here at Fresh Start to try not only the vegetables and fruits but also the organic chicken served in delightful style with green leaves and fresh sauce. As for us, gradual transformation into being a vegetarian is not that hard to do anyway. Organic meat is also tasty aside from being a healthy food.
Fresh Start, Central City Walk, Robinsons Place     As we entered Fresh Start the scent of strong  and fresh herbs was the first thing we noticed.  They do not have much various food options to choose from, so I guess that was one of the reasons why the menu was written on the wall or blackboard at the cashier's space. Homemade piayas are displayed at the cashier's area at very very low price. I did try their piaya because most of the people I know assured me that it has a unique, rich filling and one of the best in town.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nature Tripping at Mambukal Mountain Resort

Mambukal Mountain Resort  Strolling around Mambukal Mountain Resort

     Mambukal Mountain Resort is one of the places in Negros Occidental which people love to visit. This mountain resort is very famous in and out of the province. Similarly, the resort is very much affordable where lots of people mostly locals come here as often as they want either to take a family day out or stay overnight. My pictures posted here are mixtures of two events that occurred in this resort. Some were taken during the last year's MESS, Materials Engineering Students Society,  Teambuilding and some during the recent 16th Mudpack Festival.
              The resort as I have noticed is surrounded with rooms built starting from the main entrance which can accommodate both small and large groups of occupants. It has cottages for those who desire to either wander around or utilize the pools and other amenities with peers and family members.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heavy Dinner at Chikaan, Central City Walk

Chikaan restaurant, Central City walk, Bacolod City                Heavy Dinner at Chikaan

     The Central City Walk of Robinsons Place, Bacolod City is relatively new in the city. There are a number of restaurants, boutiques, cakes and coffee shops, etc. outside the mall where people love to have a lazy walk during the weekend and also right after office hours. Although Robinson's Place mall is one of the best malls where we could shop our basic necessities and latest fashion trends, but with the new City Walk most people would prefer to hang around here for food. There are various category of restaurants to choose from, such as Mexican, Filipino, Korean, Thai, etc.
       For us, we opted to have a meaty dinner with a Filipino twist at Chikaan. Every time we come here at Central City Walk most of the restaurants, including Chikaan are already full and tables are reserved, that was why we hurried up to come here a little bit earlier than dinner time.

Friday, July 13, 2012

English Cafe, USLS, Bacolod City

English Cafe, USLS, Bacolod City
Afternoon Snacks at English Cafe
       For students, faculty members, and staff of University of St. La Salle (USLS) who crave for desserts or hot drinks after every meal but do not have adequate time to go out, English Cafe has the capacity to provide the common types of coffee, tea, softdrinks, juice, shakes, cakes, noodles, korean ice cream, etc. English Cafe is established within the USLS campus near Gate 1 and Coliseum. Some students love to do some of their homeworks here, surf the net, or just take a break with friends and classmates while waiting for their classes. Likewise, Korean students love to stay here maybe because the La Salle Language Center building is just beside the two-storey, fully airconditioned English Cafe building.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coffee Break at Starbucks, Bacolod City

Starbucks Coffee, Bacolod City
            My favorite place to unwind at any time of the day is Starbucks Coffee. We come here at least thrice a week for a hot cup of coffee or tea with chocolate-covered donut, a slice of sweet cakes or some vegetable sandwiches right after a heavy meal. Its building is very much accessible because it is located along the business district of Bacolod City, Lacson Street.
Starbucks Coffee, Bacolod City              I am 101% sure that this is the right place for me for the reason that it is very cozy and amicable especially to those who wish to make oneself at home. This place also alleviates me after a whole day of work. In addition, I would like to stay here even for the entire day due to the sweet aroma of freshly ground coffee before it is served. Likewise, the people who come here are those who find time to take time out with friends, and hear them discussing each other softly about weightless topics.
           Gladly most of the baristas here already know us and they know exactly our favorite drinks and the usual time we come here.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gelato Break at Kuppa Coffee & Tea, SM, Bacolod City

kuppa coffee and tea               We had a busy afternoon  at SM, Bacolod City. We paid some bills and bought some personal things in the grocery store. We even passed by some of the boutiques and tried to peep in if there was anything on sale. We noticed most of the boutiques were on sale that day but I was not so lucky to see a new pair of shoes and bag because the particular style I want was literally out of stock for the moment. After a few hours of walking around and window shopping, our feet started to ache, so we chose Kuppa Coffee & Tea to give ourselves a short break.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MUDPACK Festival 2012, Mambukal Mountain Resort

Mambukal Mountain resort
16th Mudpack Festival, June 23, 2012

                It was Saturday, and  time for us to go and witness the annual Mudpack Festival in Mambukal for the first time. We left for Mambukal around 7:30 in the morning and arrived at the festival site around 8 o'clock. We paid P50 for the entrance fee and P15 for the parking space. 
                 The resort was quite crowded already when we arrived. Good thing there was an available parking space for us at the main pathway into the resort. There were a number of kiosks already setup at their own favourite spot in the resort. 
                 We were informed then by some of our friends here that the Mudpack Contest will start at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Unlike last year, and the previous years it usually starts in the morning. Well, it was still good news for us though. We have the whole morning to take still photos, take some refreshments and stroll around the resort. But before wandering around, we first heard the Holy Mass at the open area in front of the Ishiwata Bathhouse.