Friends and family know how much I love sweets. Desserts are a part of every meal and I’m always on the lookout for a sugary treat. I just discovered a new snack and they’re doughnuts from Krispy Kreme: the Red Velvet Cheesecake Doughnut and the three variants of the Matcha Doughnut!
One of my favorite product lines in Starbucks is the Teavana collection. I get the English Breakfast and the Youthberry when I want to unwind, and I get the Iced Shaken Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls if I need something light and refreshing on a hot day. Now there’s plenty more to choose from as Starbucks launches four additions to the selection.
Starting today, you can try the Oat & Green Tea Latte, Oat & Green Tea Frappuccino, Peach Black Tea Latte, and Chestnut Black Tea Latte.
If you’re looking for a unique dining concept in Manila, I suggest you visit Grand Hyatt Manila’s The Peak, Bonifacio Global City’s highest restaurant, bar, and grill. Situated in the highest building in the city, you get an incredible view of Manila while you eat delicious food in a luxurious atmosphere.
One of my favorite dim sum is the xiao long bao, a steamed dumpling filled with a delicious broth. And when it comes to the dish, one of my favorite places to get it in Manila is Paradise Dynasty, a restaurant known for their eight-flavored xiao long bao. In one basket, you can get dumplings in original, ginseng, garlic, black truffle, cheese, crab roe, foie gras, and Szechuan flavors.
For a limited time, you can also try a new flavor at Paradise Dynasty: chili crab!
I started to cook when my family moved to the US, leaving me alone to fend for myself. In order to survive, I went online to study recipes and watch cooking videos. I’ve learned to make basic dishes like stew and fried grub, but I’ve always wanted to make desserts. My hopes were dashed when I realized how hard baking is. It’s a science, after all. Even the deceptively simple no-bake mug cakes are hard.
A few weeks ago, I discovered a new product that takes the hassle out of making mug cakes. Maya’s Happy Mugs come in an easy to prepare recipe, where all you literally have to do is mix the powder and pop it in the microwave. After a minute and a half, you have a pillowy-soft cake that smells freshly-baked.
After going through some tough times last year and this 2018, I realized that life isn’t perfect but you can achieve happiness with little pockets of joy. Self-care is about changing your perspective and looking at your stressors through a different lens, forgiving yourself, and finding things that make you happy. For some, it’s through hobbies, while for others it’s spending time with their family.
For Joy Philippines, happiness is about the unconditional love of Filipino families everywhere. In their new video series, they paid tribute to this with two videos where households #ShareAMomentOfJoy.
One of the staples of our Noche Buena is my mom’s fruit salad. It’s the only time of the year we get to eat it, so I always look forward to it even if I’ve had it since I was a kid. If your family is like mine, I suggest you start buying the ingredients before the Christmas rush. And if you’re like me who’s completely lazy, buy the ingredients online. Mega Prime is joining the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale and you can buy their products with discounts of up to 21%!
One of my few luxuries is to go on a staycation. There’s just something relaxing about staying at a hotel for a few days, lounging in the room, watching movies, taking a long bath, and going to the nearby malls to shop. One of the best things to do in a hotel is eat and I’m excited for all the dining and room promos hotels have for the holidays.
Midas Hotel has plenty of deals for guests this Christmas and you can check them out below: