Friday, June 23, 2017

After All Bar and Grill, Jazz Residences, Makati

Every memory repeats,
Every step I take retreats,
Every journey always brings me back to you... food. 

Don't you just love hanging out in a chill place with your friends? I haven't been doing that recently so while in After All Bar&Grill in Jazz Residences, Makati, I was reminded of those good times. It's always a nice thing to reconnect and chat with friends AFTER ALL. 

This Bar and Grill started because a group of friends felt that business and fun can go together. That's the reason why they set-up a place where you can have good food, good music, and of course, good laughter. 

The name After All was chosen to commemorate all the years that the group have been together. And these tables, will now be the place to create new memories not only for the owners but for us, customers, as well. It's all about the memories we're making with our loved ones after all, right?? :))

This is their bar.

They have myriad choices of craft cocktails that are of high quality for sure but the price remains reasonable so you can afford to order more drinks. Haha! Who drinks only one cocktail for the whole night, by the way? 

While they serve food that are usually "pang pulutan" you'd probably order rice. So the table set-up's good too. You can comfortable sit in a table while listening to the band and while drinking and eating. 

These "finger foods" are so delicious. I need my rice. :))


signature spin to the Cuban libre with a lime infused salted sugar rim

Romanian Deviled Squid

tender squid seasoned with herbs de provence and spiced with cayenne chilli sauce

OMG, hindi ko alam kung anong 'to. hehehe

Deep-fried Crispy Pata

This was chopped after picture taking so it was very easy to eat. Perfect with the vinegar specially its crunchy skin. huhu

Saikoro Steak Skewers

a popular izakaya dish of pan-grilled skewered cubes of wagyu beef

This skewer smelled so good that even if we wanted to take pictures of all the food first before eating, we got a stick each. Tastes as good as it looks! 

Tuna Salpicao

classic favorite of shrimps and garlic sauteed in olive oil with tomato sauce

Seafood Teppanyaki

A medley of soy and garlic seasoned seafood cooked on a hot griddle

After Sunset

a secret blend of four different fruits spiked with jose cuervo

Apart from its color, this was my favorite cocktail for that night. 

Waikiki Ribs

Tender Pork Ribs smothered with a rich barbecue sauce

Their version of sisig. 

Notice that they don't have a specific cuisine but their food selections are a mixture of Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, etc. cuisines which is actually cool. The different cuisine is like showing the different people that go there to chill 'cause on most days (nights, rather), you'd notice that the place is filled with people of different nationalities too. Ansaya. 

Band for that night. Such a good way to end the day.

Since they're still new, more food options will be available in the next few weeks so watch out for the breakfast and lunch options. Pero 'yung cocktails talaga ehh. :)

Band Schedule of After All Bar and Grill

G/F Jazz Residences Nicanor Garcia cor. Jupiter Street, Makati City
028163652/ 09062181251

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Unlimited Ribs at Rib City, Maginhawa, Quezon City

Craving for unli ribs, tempura and wings? Here's one restaurant you should visit here in Quezon City. Maginhawa's Rib City.

Aside from their unlimited promo that is now "for keeps", you have these ala carte dishes that you can order. 

For only P 458.00/person, you can avail of the unlimited tempura, ribs, wings, side dishes and drinks. Grabe, sulit na sulit! Halos presyo ng wings and ribs lang 'yang P 458,00 eh. 

Look at those nacho toppings! 

Loved how tender and flavorful their ribs are. Good thing it's unli 'cause one's not enough. :))

Sample of the sides. You'll have fries, pesto, mashed potato, macaroni salad, coleslaw, mushroom

Their wings. 

Oo. Just friends.

I enjoyed looking at all the photos hung on their wall especially these below that are displayed on the second floor. 

I'll take the ANG QT NG QC title anytime though instead of team bigatin but I'm always nasa side ng TEAM BIGATIN. Chos :))

After looking at the frames hung upstairs, we headed down and it was time for dessert.

We were served brownie ala mode, cheesecake with quezo de bola, and cheesecake with white chocolate sauce. 

Cheesecake with white chocolate sauce was my favorite of all the three desserts. Take note that I am not into white chocolates so liking this was a surprise. 

Maginhawa Street, UP Village
1101 Quezon City, Philippines

Contact number: 2380844

Mondays – Thursdays, Sundays 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Fridays – Saturdays 11:30 AM – 12:00 MN

Thanks, Aldous and Rib City for having us! :D

Behold Bohol 2017: Sunrise and Dolphin Watching

Woke up early for this! :))

Ang lungkot ng pictures, besh. :)) Ang gloomy kasi nun. haha!

Pero hindi eh, masaya ko nun kahit gloomy 'yung weather. There's something magical with watching the dolphins swimming around the boats you're riding. :)) Ewan, ansaya. 

I've done and watched them before but this felt like the first time. Ewan. Nakakatuwa. 

Watching the trained dolphins in a show (like that of San Diego's Sea World link: here) didn't feel special as much as watching them in their natural habitat. :))

This dolphin watching at Pamilacan island was our first itinerary for that day.

Balicasag Snorkeling/Free Diving
Virgin Island Sandbar

I have no contact numbers to share with you since I lost all my contacts when I reformatted my cellphone. Haaay, uso kasi mag-link sa google contacts, Tin.

Behold Bohol 2017: Balicasag Island Tour/ Snorkeling

After watching the dolphins, we headed to Balicasag Island to do snorkeling. As you can see in the picture above, you'd pay P 400.00/head for the snorkeling. Second day activity with the dolphins, Balicasag, and Virgin Island's kind of not budget friendly. hahaha!

Exhausted from waking up early, I fell asleep at the boat and the next thing I know, Balicasag Island is right in front of us. As you'd notice, it was a gloomy day so the sea was kind of rough. 

So upon registering, we road a paddle boat that took us to the snorkeling site. 

Like the one in Danjugan Island, there's a "cliff" at this snorkeling site too. Since the sea was rough, it's expected that the wave at this part is a bit rough as well which made snorkeling and free diving quite hard. :( Huhu. It was hard to swim around with current that strong especially when I can't even see what's below since it was really deep. 

Strong current concerns aside, it's a great snorkeling/scuba diving/free diving spot especially if you're brave enough to swim past the underwater cliff. 

It was so hard for me to have my photos taken HAHAHA

But underwater photo is underwater so whatever. :))

If you're doing this, please bring extra money for you have no choice but to eat at the island and it's kind of expensive. Wooo, bigat mo sa bulsa ha, Bohol tour. Nyahaha

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Karaoke Pop Family KTV, Manhattan Parkview, Cubao, Quezon City

These days we frequent Cubao because of Cubao Expo (Bellini's etc.) and Manhattan Parkview. Aside from Bengal Brew Pet Cafe, we've also been to this Karaoke place - Karaoke Pop. Ito na ata isa sa mga pinaka-okay at pinaka-affordable na napuntahan kong karaoke dito sa Quezon City. Pero jk kasi bihira lang ako mag-karaoke. HAHAHA

While there are packages readily available for groups of 5, 10, 15 (website: here), you can also go there as time charge. Meaning that's 40 pesos/person/hour every 12:00 - 7:00 PM. That's what we availed. Yep, friends, spent P 80.00 just so I could channel my inner Kim Bok Joo.

Karaoke Pop Cubao Rate

Close-up shot of their rates. 
Buti na lang nadaanan namin 'to. Tagal na namin naghahanap ng KTV. 

The place is fairly new.

Karaoke is operated using a tablet and the mics have disposable covers. The soundproofing is good, lights can be dimmed, privacy is okay. And hello, it's in Araneta. GOOD AFTERNOON, ARANETAAAAAAAA!!!! Channeling my inner Anne Curtis din pala. AHAHA! :))

The 40.00/80.00 rate isn't consummable but you can order your drinks and food too.

We also had a visitor that day. lolz. Justin Bieber was the wall art of our room. Not sure with other rooms though.

... and if you think that I'm still holding on, you should go and love yourself. 

With the right people, karaoke session can be so so so so so destressing!! Props na lang kulang pero havey pa rin kahit waley. Babalik talaga kami, Karaoke Pop!

Sorry, di ko natiis. Nagselfie selfie talaga ko kasama si Justin. 

Selections are pretty wide. There are Filipino, English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese songs there. Just wish there's uniformity in the input of the songs so it's not hard to search using their names. Pa-request din po ng LOST STARS PLEASE. :)))

Karaoke Pop's Website link: here.
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