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clumsy ninja

Published December 17, 2013 by ladyemelye

one afternoon, while browsing thru the appstore, i saw one game which i thought would be fun so i downloaded it.  the game is called clumsy ninja.

from the appstore:

meet clumsy ninja, the most hapless ninja ever to grace a touchscreen!  train him, throw him, tickle him, and even tie balloons to him.  everything you do will make clumsy ninja more skillful.

basically, the story line revolves around this ninja who is training very hard so that he could save his ninja friend kira who was taken by some bad guy.

the ninja is responsive to almost anything you do to him.  you can train him using trampolines, punching bags, towers, cranes and other stuff.  there are also potions involved and certain animals like the chicken which runs around and lays an egg hourly.  collecting these eggs will earn you coins.  through the different training exercises, you gain experience, and when you have reached a certain amount, you will move to the next level.  different colored belts are also awarded by your sensei as you go through your ninja path.  coins and gems are awarded throughout the game, but you can also buy these.

your sensei will also give you certain tasks to complete which will help you familiarize yourself with the different aspects of the game, plus you earn extra xp and coins by completing these.

my ninja

my ninja

currently, i have advanced to being a brown belted ninja. 😉

overall, the game is very nice.  it is not high maintenance and you can just access the app whenever you have the time to do so.  the graphics is good, and the environment is interactive.  have fun exploring with your ninja!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clumsy-ninja/id561416817

 

 

bohol birthday 2012

Published December 15, 2013 by ladyemelye

i have been to bohol several times, but hubby hasn’t.  so for my birthday vacation last year, we went to bohol.

we availed of the “bee happy” package offered by the bohol bee farm.  for php 8500.00 per person, it includes stay in ocean view room for 4d/3n, airport transfers, bohol countryside tour and all meals.  a body massage was also part of the package.

we were given the panglao suite to stay in.  it is a very spacious room with it’s own terrace overlooking the beach.  it also has a mini living room, mini kitchen complete with refrigirator and microwave, and a toilet and bath area.  although it was a little tiring to get to the room since it is located at the 3rd floor of the building. 😉

view from the terrace

view from the terrace

all of our meals are served in the restaurant.  the breakfast is served buffet style, while the lunch and dinner are served family style in our table.  lunch and dinner usually includes a salad, soup, 2-3 main dishes (which would be a variety of meat or seafood), pasta and rice.  drinks and dessert are also included.  the food comes from organic sources, and the taste is very flavorful.  we loved almost everything that they served to us that we are always full to the brim after every meal.  there was even one point where we just had our dessert brought to our room so that we can eat it.

buzz cafe

buzz cafe

our countryside tour covered the following sites: blood compact, baclayon church and museum, giant python and mini zoo, loboc river cruise, tarsier watching, man made forest, butterfly garden and of course, the chocolate hills.

tarsier watching

tarsier watching

loboc river cruise

loboc river cruise

chocolate hills

chocolate hills

butterfly garden

butterfly garden

mini zoo

mini zoo

after the tour, we also did some shopping for souvenirs and pasalubong.

the next day, we had the tour of the bohol bee farm wherein we saw the farms where they grew their herbs and vegetables, the livelihood of the women (weaving), how their products like the tea were made, and also a sample of a bee colony where they get their honey from.

the bees

the bees

some of the farm’s products include baked breads, squash muffins, pure honey, honey spread and other kind of spread, salad dressings and a lot more.  we got to take home most of these products.  we also loved their ice creams with unique flavors, especially the malunggay ice cream.  it is one way to make the children eat their veggies without them realizing it. 😀

we had a great time at bohol bee farm.  we were very relaxed and at the same time we enjoyed the tours and most especially the food. 😉

 

 

BOHOL BEE FARM
Ms. Vicky Wallace
Dao, Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol
+6338.5101822
+63917.7101062
+63932.8832126
+63939.9046796
+63917.3041491
vickywallace@boholbeefarm.com

http://www.boholbeefarm.com

accio butterbeer frappuccino!

Published December 13, 2013 by ladyemelye

i have seen various posts regarding customized frappuccino recipes that you can actually order at your nearest starbucks store (given that the season is right, since some recipes require certain syrups).  i’ve been wanting to try a few of them and here is the first one: the butterbeer frappuccino.

butterbeer frappuccino

butterbeer frappuccino

i ordered the simplest variation of this drink.  i got a tall caramel cream frappuccino with toffee nut syrup.

the resulting drink was something creamy and a little bit sweet due to the caramel and toffee nut syrup.  once the drink melted a little bit, the sweetness became more tolerable and i liked it more.

would this be something i would order again?  maybe. perhaps.  if i wanted something that is not coffee based and in need of a sugar rush. 😉

 

birthday blowout 2012: bulgogi brothers

Published December 10, 2013 by ladyemelye

last year, for my birthday blowout with the family, we decided to have our lunch at bulgogi brothers at alabang town center.  it was a fairly new restaurant back then which specializes in bulgogi marinated barbequed meat.

bulgogi brothers

bulgogi brothers

we ordered the unyang style bulogogi (the heart shaped meat – a famous royal cuisine) and the premium boneless short ribs (a plate of boneless shortribs marinated with their sauce).  we also ordered sogogi japchae (a colorful dish made with glass noodles, beef, bell pepper and onions seasoned with soy sauce).  they also served a complimentary appetizer plate which consisted of sweet corn, sweet potato and quail eggs.  there was also a free vegetable plate which included spinach salad, kangkong and of course kimchi.

vegetable appetizers

vegetable appetizers

sogogi japchae - php 350.00

sogogi japchae – php 350.00

premium boneless shortribs - php 895.00

premium boneless shortribs – php 895.00

unyang style bulgogi - php 995.00

unyang style bulgogi – php 995.00

for the drinks, we ordered various kinds of tea and shake.  but we also enjoyed the house tea of the day, which during that time was oksusu cha (corn tea).

raspberry tea mint - php 150.00 kiwi juice - php 140.00

raspberry tea mint – php 150.00
kiwi juice – php 140.00

here at bulgogi brothers, you are very much pampered by the staff.  they cook and prepare the dishes that you ordered at your table and all you have to do is to get your serving and eat. 🙂

we enjoyed the japchae very much that we ordered another serving of it.  the noodles had a nice bite to it and it was very flavorful.  same goes with the meat dishes that we ordered.  they were tender and each bite was full of flavor that you could not help yourself but eat it together with rice.

they do not have anything for dessert, but they do have some melona ice cream which you could get.  we got some of this, but in hindsight, we should have gotten dessert somewhere else since it was a little overpriced.

overall, we enjoyed our family lunch here.  we got to enjoy good food together with good company.  it is a good place to eat out together with your family or friends.

 

Bulgogi Brothers
Alabang Town Center
LG/F Alabang Town Center, New Wing, Alabang Zapote Rd
Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 919-6840
http://www.bulgogibrothers.com.ph

7-11: everyday rewards

Published December 1, 2013 by ladyemelye

when i went to 7-11 last friday to buy my hotdog sandwich, the cashier asked me if i already had an everyday rewards card or if i would like to get one.  being a sucker for these type of rewards card, i agreed to get one.  for Php 10.00, i got this card.

everyday rewards

everyday rewards

essentially, this is a card which you present to the counter each time you make a purchase at your nearest 7-11 store, and then you will earn points for your purchases.  you earn 1 point for every Php 50.00 (single or accumulated) that you spend.  you can also earn additional points by activating your card, completing your profile, and linking your facebook account.  point balances can be checked either thru sms of by logging in to your account.

you can also check the website to see their rewards catalog.  you can see how much points are needed for a certain item.  when you want to redeem something, you can also do it in the site or you can do it via sms.  you will then receive a reference number which you will be presenting to the store cashier when you make your claim.

after i had bought the card, i repeatedly tried to activate/register it that same day, but unfortunately my sms won’t go through the number indicated.  yesterday, i saw a post at one of the stores that they encountered some technical difficulties that is why my registration didn’t go through.  they have now changed the numbers, or you can likewise activate your card via the website.

i think this is a good thing for those who frequent 7-11 for quick snacks and meals.  at least there is something that you can get out of your “pricey” purchases at this convenience store.

you can visit their website for more details: http://rewards.7-eleven.com.ph

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