Friday, January 10, 2014

Free Jollibee Treats Await BPI Cardholders Until January 31, 2014!

Aside from the just concluded Plains & Prints END OF SEASON SALE, BPI Cardholders can still enjoy another promo, this time, in cooperation with Jollibee Food Corporation. 

BPI Real Thrills Promo

For a minimum single purchase transaction worth Php 2000, Php 6000 or Php 12000, cardholders can redeem any of the featured free food items listed below:

Claiming your freebies is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! 

Step 1:   Go to any Jollibee branch nationwide.
Step 2:   Present your BPI Card used for the transaction.
Step 3:   Hand over the original charge slip to the Jollibee staff in charge.
Step 4:   Choose any of the FREE food items allowed in each of the three price categories involved.

BPI Real Thrills Promo  is on-going until January 31, 2014. Redemption can take place until April 1, 2014.

Happy eating!

BPI-Jollibee Real Thrills Promo

BPI-Jollibee Real Thrills Promo 

BPI -Jollibee Real Thrills Promo


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Unveiling Our Very First Estrel's Caramel Cake ♪♪♪♪

Amid the rise of a plethora of cake shops in the metro, one store in particular, continues to build a strong client base, thanks to its trademark caramel-laced chiffon cakes ornamented with pastel-colored rose accents.

For the past 67 years, Estrel's has been making these uniquely delish creations incorporating "traditional, time-tested methods of home-baking" devoid of any form of preservatives.

Estrel's Caramel Cake

I had the privilege of tasting Estrel's freshly baked Caramel Cake at a recent family event. Momshie Leng was gushing over it and I can't help but feel the same way. The whole family, except one, was impressed by the cake's velvety-smooth chiffon cake, not too sweet caramel icing and slightly buttery rose decors.

Estrel's Caramel Cake

Composed of two layers fused together by the same caramel icing smothered all over Estrel's signature cake, the resulting baked creation, though highly ornamented, was neither ostentatious nor over the top, but on the contrary, was successful in bringing a sense of warmth in every bite. And since it's not too sweet, I found myself immersed in all the nostalgia over and over again.

Estrel's Caramel Cake

The only thing I've noticed though, was when we cut through the cake, the structure got pressed a little too much, which wasn't the case in the other cakes we've had before. Perhaps the lack of any preservatives or flour treatment agents, was the reason behind it, which was actually not a bad thing after all.

Estrel's Caramel Cake

Important Tips:

It is best to order your cake of choice, a day or two, even three, before your event. But if you're unable to do so, you can reserve Estrel's ready-made cake as seen above, by calling the shop as early as 8:30 am. Simply pay for it upon claiming your order before 3 PM that same day.

Since the cake is devoid of any preservatives, it's highly recommended to consume it in just a day, maybe two or three, tops.

 Estrel's Caramel Cakes
My Rating:
♪♪♪♪ Marvelous! Highly recommended. 

Here are other cake types you might be interested in...

Other Types of Round Cakes:

Layer Cakes:

Rectangular Cakes:

Specialty Cakes:

Estrel's Caramel Cakes
Address: 54 Scout Tobias
cor. Scout Limbaga Streets,
Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City
Just two blocks away from Timog Ave. & Tomas Morato
Phone: 372-2965; 371-7938; 376-7317


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Enjoy Up To 50% Discount On All Plains & Prints Items From January 8 to 9, 2014!

My fave Pinoy boutique store, Plains & Prints, will be holding an END OF SEASON SALE exclusive to all BPI Cardholders from January 8 to 9 at their branches in Shangri-la, Trinoma, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center and Mall of Asia.

The great thing is, all items are at 50% OFF!

Plains & Prints

Happy shopping! 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Annyeong Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show!

As early as the third week of November last year, the Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show has been captivating audiences with its plethora of multi-hued Christmas lights strutting and sashaying to an array of festive tunes.

Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show 2013

Not since the C.O.D. Christmas Show of yesteryears, have I witnessed an event that has drawn innumerable families and friends together, just to experience a different kind of Christmas spectacle.

Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show 2013

Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show 2013

No matter how similar the shows may look each year, once the lights start dancing to the beat of the music, one can't help but be mesmerized by the grandeur that has accompanied each Christmas production.

Here's a glimpse of what we've experienced this year.

Courtesy of Timeless Confection Channel on YouTube

And here's what we've witnessed last year.

Courtesy of Timeless Confection Channel on YouTube

Similar or different, these issues don't bear any weight at all. For one doesn't come to the show to criticize; but, to simply experience the warm glow of family togetherness embraced by a montage of bright lights and festive sounds. 
I guess Ashley Montagu's quote best describes my feeling whenever I'm at the Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.
It is not that we seize them, but they seize us."

Taken at the 2012 Ayala Triangle Light & Sound Show

See you again in November for another memorable Lights & Sound Show at Ayala Gardens, Makati!

Ayala Triangle Gardens Lights & Sounds Show
Free Entrance
Nov. 20 - Dec. 31, 2013
Every 30 minutes from 6 to 9 PM

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Captivated by the Spectacular Ayala Gardens Light & Sound Show (2012)

Christmas Spectacular Spectrum at the Ayala Triangle Gardens (2011)