la le li lo LU!

Had a lovely dinner in Rockwell c/o WaterPlus! 🙂

All the bloggers that attended the bloggers’ night/product re-launch were treated to the gastronomic delights of Lu Restaurant.

We had deep fried zuchini blossoms with bacon and broth. The blossoms were crispy and the broth was sweet-salty. It was a perfect meal starter.

Next was the rice noodles with caramelized pork. This was my favorite among all the dishes. I loved the savory pork with the tangy noodles. The peanuts and herbs made me feel that I was enjoying Vietnamese noodles. 🙂

The main dish was tamarind shrimps and bagoong rice with green mangoes. I finished the rice against my no-rice-diet-rule. I think the shrimps had cumin, so I didn’t like it much, as I am not a fan of Indian spices.

For dessert, ginger icecream on a barquillos-like cup with caramelized buco (bucayo). Who would have thought that ginger could make ice cream really yummy? Not me! So this was a very pleasant surprise indeed!

All food served went well with WaterPlus Reduce- flavors in Berries and Lemon, Grape and Apple. Best with Apple! Hehe, I’m biased. It’s my favorite!

Could it be that my besty Joanna thinks so, too? :p


Lu RestaurantG/F Joya Bldg., Joya Drive, Rockwell
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 403-3991


listening to: Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

3 French Hens, 2 Turtledoves and an SMDC Condo Unit

We only have a small (depriving) Christmass tree in our house, so when Jeman of Orange Magazine TV invited me to attend the Grand Christmas Tree Lighting in MOA, I readily said YES! It was a fun, colorful event that kids of all ages, shapes and sizes enjoyed! The world-renowed UST Singers and premier opera singer Rachelle Gerodias put us audience in awe with their superb renditions of various Christmas songs.

Speaking of songs, my 2nd favorite Christmas song is 12 days of Christmas (1st is Winter Wonderland) and I guess, it is a favorite of the generous SM people. After switching on the specially created 50-feet tall Christmass tree, an announcement put us in awe. This holiday season, they will be giving away 12 special gifts to their lucky shoppers! That’s a total of 78 prizes to be given away! And no, there will be no ladies dancing, pipers piping and golden rings up for grabs! Instead, there will be…

12 winners of beauty services from Univers Kaizen Salon
11 microwaves ovens from Elba
10 gift passes from Toy Kingdom
9 Extreme Magic Sing
8 iPods from POwerMac
7 tablet cellphones from Berlein
5 laptops
4 Honda motorcycles
3 trip for two packages to Malaysia
2 Suzuki cars


1 Sea Residences condo unit from SMDC

Shoppers are entitled to one raffle coupon per P1000 purchase at any participating MOA stores from October 25, 2010 to January 9, 2011. Purchases made with BDO credit cards are equivalent to two raffle coupons. All coupons can be redeemed at the booths located at the main mall and entertainment mall.

I had the opportunity to talk to Mr. Steven T. Tan, MOA’s tall and goodlooking AVP, and I asked him if there’s still a 13th day of Christmas, what would the Santa of MOA give to its shoppers? He answered LOVE in a split-second. :p As MOA is the premier spot for quality items and services, they are committed to give people the best shopping experience. As their catchphrase says, NO OTHER MALL COMES CLOSE! I belive this, albeit in my head it’s still We’ve got it all for you! :p

Because they really got it all! Including Santa! Jem and I refused to let the night end without us getting to sit on Santa’s lap. Boohoo for Santa, I hope we didn’t break his bones because we’re soooo heavy. Had too much of the pinoy spaghetti, ham pan de sal, bibingka, puto bungbong and sago’t gulaman served at the event.

One more time without breaking Santa’s legs!

I told Santa I’ve been a good girl this year and asked for the condo unit prize. I hope his “Ho ho ho!” means yes!


listening to: Wham – Last Christmas

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