What She Made Me Wear On A Friday Night

One Friday night, the stars called the attention of the “Rhodora” siblings one more time. Again.

I and my sister as a duo: How does that sound? (As to why we’re called “Rhodora”, let’s leave the explanation to our closest friends.)

We were partners in hosting and to justify our jobs, we had to compliment each other through the colors we would adopt. Part of the prep was her insistence: wear something outrageous (if I may dub it that way). Result: she rocked the aisle and I was her handsome accessory! That made us choose red. Consequently, our hashtag was: #thosereds.

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We felt that we looked classy. She sported a red, long flowing gown and her stilettos, purse and earrings were silver. Good combination so far. I, on the other hand, braved the odds of checkered shirts and same old black coat. The only add-ons that I was most confident about: the boots and the bow tie that I saved for!


Whenever you go to events, one thing shouldn’t happen—looking average. This does not mean, however, going beyond extremes. Did I look safe?


I really loved her look and of course, the dinner after.




Certified Foodie on Resto Hopping

The greatest way to enjoy life is to savor each moment. Memories make it bright and beautiful after all. With “savor”, I mean every little thing that makes you happy and of course, FOOD.

I and my siblings are certified foodies. We were raised as a circle of feel-like authorities on appetizers, main courses and desserts. Our Bicolano descent and orientation of the Luzon and Visayan cuisine make us a good team.

First stop: Stregato Gelateria!


The place is cozy—perfect for gatherings of friends and family! I am not sure if the staff says yes to reunions. Nonetheless, given a minimum number of attendees, it may do. Though it may seem small at first, when you start moving around, you get to appreciate its ambiance more than its size. (That goes with life!)



You get to feel extra famous with a groufie on mirror frames or right through the lens. And, bonus part, you can approach the friendly waiters and request them to take quick, fun shots. Want to goof around? No limitations! A quick etiquette lesson though: TACT!


You can also try the swings! The first one accommodates couples who feel like cuddling pillows. Of course, those who are single but never alone, are most welcome.  And if you want to take that ultimate selfie or just hang around where you fit in, opt for the second one in the rear part that makes you feel like you’re in Rappaccini’s garden (hope I spelled it right).


Sorry for the blur. As for the must-tries, here we go:


Their nachos, toasts and burger sliders are way better than any other resto in Bataan that we’ve been to. And, most definitely, their ice cream:


You may stay a gourmand three hours before bedtime. No worries!

Next stop: The Beanery!


It’s a must-go-to because its menu highlights what every working professional craves for: coffee. There are variations and I like the toffee one!

More will come in the next months but we won’t forget fastfood:


Greenwich at the Center Plaza Mall!


McDonald’s near Galleria Victoria!

Bottom line before more pictures get uploaded: when you go resto hopping, don’t forget to discover the daring in you and don’t go to places full (but not very hungry also)!