Monday, August 06, 2012

A night of korean food and Bo's coffee

Last Friday night, I had dinner with two of my closest friends for Melissa's post- birthday treat.
We've been craving for korean food so we decided to dine at Manna Korean Restaurant located at Roxas St., Davao City. The first time I was here was perfect- the service and of course, their food.

That night, we ordered bibimbop (beef and mixed vegetable rice), shin ramyun (spicy ramen noodles), and samgyupsal (grilled pork strips). As part of a korean meal, they served us banchan- the staple foods or shall i say appetizers (not sure if this is the correct term). We managed to to eat everything and requested for another round, since it is refillable, when we realized it took much time for our food to be served and we could hear our stomach crying for more...but still we waited...

Atlas! Main course came.

Shin ramyun was served first. Yey! finally. Samgyupsal came soon as the waiter left our table, me and my friends look at each other and give each other a "what the h-" look. Samgyupsal is described as GRILLED pork strips but instead we got this...

the pork cutlets, i repeat-cutlets (not strips), were sauteed or fried. We still have to drain the cutlets with a table napkin just to get rid off the oil.

after several minutes...
Yes. We somehow managed to eat up everything...maybe because we are so hungry that time-haha!

After dinner, we went to SM City Davao to have coffee. We saw that Bo's Coffee just opened at SM Annex and decided to go there instead.

White Chocolate Mocha for me <3
 Melissa's birthday cake...

She actually requested for this Rocky Road Cake from Starbucks and spoil our surprise for her in the process..haha!


The King of Festivals is already  here- Kadayawan. Some activities and events such as Agri-Trade Fair and street food event had already started last August 1, 2012. I will be posting photos about this festival soon but, if you are currently in Davao City or still bound for this wonderful city, make sure you go out, participate, and enjoy the city has to offer.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!!  

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Queen of the South day 4 & 5

January 31, 2012. Almost everyone was awake as early as 5:30 am just to make the most out of Panglao Island. It was heartbreaking to not make the most out of this paradise so we have to do everything before our van would pick us at 7:00 am.

Back to the city...

When we got back to the city, we went to Plantation Bay but just for a site visit.

February 1, 2012. We left Sampaguita Suites at around 4:30 a.m. and headed straight to the airport.

at Mactan International Airport waiting...

Me: trying so hard to look cute and pretty
Sister: sabotaging my momentum

reading a magazine during the flight with an article about my hometown 
We left Cebu City with smiles and full of memories but hungered for more..haha! I am definitely coming back especially to Panglao Island. So, if you are planning to go to Cebu City, make it a point to put Panglao Island in your itinerary and stay there for a day or two...or three... :)

I hope you enjoyed my "vacation series" to start my blog and looking forward to share more things about everything...all you have to do is just hit the "Join this site" button. Thanks!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Queen City of the South day 3

January 30, 2012. We woke up as early as 4:00 am to get everything ready. It was raining hard but that didn't stop us from going to our next destination: BOHOL.

 ferry ride to Bohol for 2 hours...

Yey! No more rain!!!
We rented a van to tour us around the city.

1st stop: Blood Compact Statue

Flower Power 

so many tourists!

view around the statue
2nd stop: Baklayon Church

lighted green, yellow, and pink candles

3rd stop: Exzootic Park.

4th stop: Had lunch at Loboc Riverwatch Floating Resto

a buffet of Filipino dishes

a local singer serenades us throughout the "mini" cruise

5th stop: Tarsier Conservation Area

my one and only close up photo of a tarsier...

6th stop: The Shiphaus

7th stop: The Chocolate Hills

And the final destination of that day was at Whites and Greens Beach Resort, Panglao Island.

to be continued....

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Queen City of the South day 2

January 29, 2012. We started our second day with a hearty breakfast prepared by my mom's friend in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu and then we went to Birhen sa Regla Church to hear the mass since it was also a Sunday.

All we needed to start our day

Birhen sa Regla Church

After the mass, we took a trip to the Lapu Lapu Shrine.

and we stroll...

then we stroll...

until we got here...
 At around 2:00 pm we rode a a ferry boat from Muelle Osmeña in Lapu-Lapu city to Pier 3, Cebu City. 

We checked in at Sampaguita Suites Hotel near Basilica de Sto. Niño and Magellan's Cross in Cebu City. After an hour of checking in, lunch, and settling our things in our room...yes! We still have time to explore the city!

First stop: Magellan's Cross and the City Hall of Cebu

inside Magellan's Cross

City Hall of Cebu

Second Stop: Basilica de Sto. Niño and Cebu Metropolitan Church

Basilica de Sto. Niño

Basilica de Sto. Niño

Cebu Metropolitan Church

Third Stop: Taoist Temple

Sadly, we reached the place too late that we only got the chance to take pictures from outside. 

We ended the day by having dinner at Gerry's Grill and dessert at Gelatissimo in Ayala Mall, Cebu.

oh, did i mentioned we stroll some more??
It was already half past 10 that we really felt exhausted so we head back to our hotel and took a rest because we also need to wake up early as 4:30 in the morning for our boat ride to BOHOL!!!! 

I can't wait to do my Bohol adventure blog...hopefully I can finish tomorrow... <3 <3 <3