Let’s go back to 2018. The moment I heard the news that a BENCH/ Cafe was opening their flagship store, I was so thrilled. But then I found out it was in Bonifacio High Street, I was devastated, especially when some of my friends who work in and near the area informed me how delicious their meals are. I live and work on the North side of the Metro so travelling there would be difficult but not anymore! Fellow North peeps, BENCH/ Cafe just opened their fourth branch and it is located at the Triangle North of Manila or simply Trinoma. You can find them at the ground floor right across Landmark department store and beside Mister Donut.
During the holiday season, my family and would always drive around Metro Manila to check out the lights. But since it’s getting quite difficult to predict traffic, we pretty much go with the flow. It doesn’t matter if it’s a weekday or a weekend. As long as we are not busy that day and the following, we’ll drive to a certain location like this video here – #MaliwanagAngPasko | Tara na sa #MeralcoLiwanagPark. This was taken last year but we will go there again this again. Wait for that video, okay? Or, we simply drive around a city like what we did this month. We all heard the news about changes for a better city. I was really curious what Manila would look like this year. And let me tell you, we weren’t disappointed. There are several lights in the city. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture them entirely.
On November 7, 2019, the “Triangle North of Manila” or simply TriNoma unveiled their giant Christmas tree adorned with bright lights as well as gold and red accents. Aside from the giant Christmas tree, the mall also features a Christmas lights tunnel which you can find at the garden area.
Mangga or mango is the national fruit of the Philippines. This lovely fruit is heart-shaped with a single flat seed. Unripe ones have a smooth green skin and crunchy flesh while the ripe ones have yellow skin with a soft, sweet, and juicy pulp. If you prefer the unripe ones, then you will love Pik-a-Pikel’s products that comes in a jar or pouch! Pik-a-Pikel founded by Victor Antonio B. Nola Jr, a.k.a Tony, started in 2011 where he joined bazaars in the metro to sell his homemade creations which was a hit! So when he was given the opportunity, he grabbed it, researched and planned well. Would you like to know his story and how Pik-a-Pikel make their pickled mangoes? Here you go! 🙂
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I no longer try new milk tea shops. There is just so many of them ad they basically offer the same thing. (When will it end?! I don’t know.) But I discovered one that I really love which led me to narrow down and make a list. And since I no longer crave milk tea like before, I just visit those in the list when I’m really in the mood to drink some milk tea. The reason I decided to write about this one because they have the rare sinker that I love. And that is the popping bobba! You see not all milk tea shops offer this add on. So when I stumbled upon a small kiosk called Go! Bubble Tea at Wilcon City Center, I decided to try it.