Come a little closer so we can see into the eyes of love | A day at Italianni’s













Insalata Milano Salad







Fettuccine Tartuffo e Prosciutto



Quattro Formaggio Pizza


Hey, are you okay? You look pretty low, very handsome awkward

Chocolate Cupcake and Revel Bar order from the shop.

There are weeks were I stay at home, waiting for the mister’s day off to get some sunlight or some fun out… There are weeks that I bake til my heart’s content for other people. And then I give myself a little reward by purchasing a large milk tea and watch Love & Other Drugs (or other movie shown in their huge telly) with other strangers at a local Milk Tea shop. I do this to prevent myself from burning out from baking too much. Sometimes I miss baking for myelf (I mean that baking so the mister and I could devour it ourselves), but all of the time I love what I do.

Hey, are you okay? You look pretty low, very handsome awkward. (The Used)

Then we have date nights. This week was full of that… Full of celebrations that we made as date nights. Sometimes it is much needed, most of the time it is what keeps us from biting each other’s heads off (ofcourse I am kidding… partly lol). Date nights usually include Guitar Hero and Cream Puffs. This time we tried J.Co Donuts, they were alright. Soft to the bite, but I found them too sweet for my taste. I’m still looking forward to the Alcapone flavor thanks to Sumi’s high praise for them, though. Go check out her blog by the way, she has very good reviews on Restaurants.

I know I’m waiting for a more food-centered post to share. Wish I had one. Let me think about it while I nurse my runny nose.

How do you spend your days off? Do you have date nights with your loved one even when you’re already living with them?

Cabalen with Friends

I count down the years where I am unable to meet with such good old friends. I have friends from my college years that I miss so, and friends from previous jobs that spark so many joyous memories from my mind. And as one of us arrived home from a different country, I am so happy that a reunion was planned.



Cabalen is a filipino themed restaurant that offers an “Eat All You Can” banquet. I rarely choose to eat Filipino food out, as we eat them at home on a daily basis. I think this is perfect for “balik bayans” who miss home cooked meals from our country, and a perfect place to meet with friends that have a family. They even have a dessert table, including a chocolate fountain to dip bananas or marshmallows. I had to force the beau to take a bite from the chocolate coated marshmallow I had on a stick, he doesn’t eat marshmallows. Odd one.



I opted to eat Kare kare mainly. I had added some meats in to try. The lechon was delicious, juicy and made me want to have more… Ofcourse, I was too shy to grab another bite. The kare kare was okay, but they do not skimp on the ingredients except that they lack the vegetables that I usually see on more home cooked ones. Beau on the other hand, chose to have a plateful of food.


This. On the other hand… is the best one of all the food being served there. I had to have another helping, and another. Its batter dipped kang kong with a sort of sour cream dip. I think I would eat at Cabalen again just for this! I feel myself salivating right now as I type. You must try it!


Aside from the food that left us in a food coma (our tummy were so full I couldn’t even think of buying Milk Tea for that day!), the chance to finally be with the people who made me smile and laugh in a stressful environment again was the main course of that day. I wish for more reunions.


Baby Freedom with the beautiful gray eyes.



It has been so long that we all have our own families. We used to spend our time drinking alcohol and making a ruckus. Such beautiful families and smiles, and memories.



Here is a look at what the Greenbelt branch looked like. Ofcourse I chose to blur myself. 😛

For more information on Cabalen, here is their website. 🙂