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The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk & Coffee

Milk and Coffee Adventures

This is actually a dream come true!

Last July, I opened a new domain on wordpress to give space to my much awaiting comics, which is The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. It’s a bunch of Filipino (Tagalog) comic strips that focuses on the friendship of the characters Milk and Coffee and friends.

The story line came out of no where, when I kept on wearing my weird shades and I started drawing my mini me. That’s explain why ‘Coffee’ had this bug-eye/heart-shaped shades. While the other characters are based on people I encounter and some friends.

The comics is in Tagalog, so sorry for the English-speaking fellas who are following me. It’s actually a risk because I don’t have an idea how it will go since I’m never familiar with the local SEO and how the new site’s Google ranking will climb up. Plus the fact that it’ll be composed of mostly images, I think it will be a great challenge for me.

But anyway, to my Filipino friends here, please support The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. I’d appreciate it if you will follow and like our posts both on blogs and Facebook.

Just kindly go to these link and hit like:

Milk and Coffee Adventures – Twitter

Milk and Coffee Adventures – Facebook

Milk and Coffee Adventures -Website

Thank you so much!

This blog will never close, by the way. I have plenty of poems to share to you, so please, please stay tuned!


Holiday with Family

I just spent a great holiday with my family and as expected it was fun yet very missing. I haven’t done this before — treat them to an amusement park — so it’s kinda new experience for us. You know, every time we decide to have time with each other, our choice were always food and malls, so we tried to put more fun and excitement to this rare time with my family, that’s why I brought them all to Star City Amusement Park in Manila.

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Ticket prices are very reasonable. Ride-all-you-can tickets cost Php400.00 only, you just have to add a few bucks if you wish to visit the Snow World or experience the new attractions like the Lazer Blaster, 4D Theater Max Rider and Z-Planet. But to tell you what, the ride-all-you-can ticket was already enough to enjoy the park (includes the new heart-stopping rides like the star flyer and star Frisbee  and the horror houses) and the once in a day ballerina show at the Aliw Theater. Of course, make sure you go there right at the opening time just to anticipate the long queue for each rides. Going there beyond 5 o’clock PM will get you stuck with more people.

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(at the back was the Star Frisbee ride, one of the newest attractions. )

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(Us on Star Flyer — a very cool ride. You’ll swear you got to ride this more than once.)

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(Star City has a giant Ferris Wheel also… view from the top is amazing!)

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(Ballet Manila in their Christmas Presentation Kutitap)

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Actually, we were stuck with the bunch of people, perhaps it was because of the holiday. Even the food stores there had long queue of people which made us super hungry. So after watching the beautiful ballerina show, we went out of the park (even if we don’t want to) and took a cab to the seaside along Macapagal highway.

Seaside in Macapagal is a place where people can find a bunch restaurant. Fresh food are there. Just pay the food (seafood, beef, pork, chicken and veggies) per kilo that you wish plus the cooking fees, the food is ready after a few minute. Barkers are on the streets so you can ask them about their menus, if they have service charge, if they can cook the dishes you want or do they have videoke/function room — don’t hesitate to ask.

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(Here’s my Dad, showing what he’s won in the shooting game while waiting for the food.)

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(We ordered Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampaloc [above photo], grilled Squid with stuffings and Pinaputukang Tilapia)

We dine in at Igmaan. The best one cook restaurant I’ve experienced in Seaside so far. It didn’t take me more than Php2,000.00 to make my whole family super full.

After that, we had a long walk all the way to SM Mall of Asia (MOA) seaside. We thought it was just near because we can see the big globe from Macapagal highway. I swear the road, though, so please take a cab. (Hehehe!)

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Well, we went there to see  and ride the giant Ferris wheel. We weren’t able to get a chance though because — thank the long walk — it was already closing time and they’ve already served the last customer when we arrived. So, I ended up treating my family at Starbucks.

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We had fun talking at Starbucks. It’s been a long time since I had a wholesome talk with these people. There I discovered that it was just my Mom’s first time to watch a ballerina play, first time to be at Starbucks with us, complete, and first time to stay outside super late just to bond with us and talk. It melted our heart, of course. I just promised to her that we will do this kind of bonding again in the near future — I just have to renovate the house, then we will celebrate again at star city and seaside and MOA — or plan something else more.

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Anyway, I just wish that I could spend more time with my family this coming 2013. I’m very thankful that God is giving wonderful opportunities so I could give my family something that they deserve. I wish I could do more than this.

Happy New Year Everyone!


Anti-Stress: Happylemon Teas

I was stressed in the past few weeks for finding a new job. I left my previous company because I needed to sustain and I couldn’t wait for them to recall me from being temporarily laid-off for almost a month. Aside from that, I have new plans like to travel to some places in Southeast Asia and to buy new stuff for our house – and I need money to fulfill those.

While I was looking for a job I hanged-out with my friends at Happylemon (SM Megamall Branch). I felt the need for thirst quenchers and to bond with flavoured teas because, as I’ve said, I was really stressed.

Thankfully, our Happylemon day was really a soothing experience, enough for me to say that their featured teas were worth paying for. It was, actually, my first time to taste the most natural blueberry flavoured milk tea in my life, and when you say natural blueberry flavour, that means it was really and awesomely sour.

Tea prices are affordable and really worth it, and that lessen my stress too. If you experience it, you would really say that you have to come back to the store. You have to try it if you haven’t visited the shop.


Starbucks Time!

Have you enjoyed last month’s happy hours? Well, I enjoyed the half-priced frapp a lot.

Now, here’s something for the 2012 planner holders. Please be reminded that this is the promo for the month of June.


You’ll get to enjoy a free tall size brewed coffee when you present the coupon inclusive in your planners (like the one in the picture) and purchase Starbucks Kape Vinta or a Philippine Collector Series merchandise — mug, tumbler or Barista Bear. Cool treat for you and for a friend.

Don’t you guys forget to use your coupon, okay?


Instagram 101 — part 2

To be honest, I’m starting to love Instagram. It goes well with my Camer360 shots. I didn’t know the two would be a great combination.

And before I write something about Instagram as a social network site, here are some of my sample shots:

I used Nashville effect in most of the photos; my favorite.

By the way, above is our new puppy, Sanchai. She was a gift from one of our neighbors. I ain’t familiar with her breed, since I wasn’t at home when she was given to us. She’s very cute, though, isn’t she?


What’s with April???

Technically, it’s April fools’day. I don’t have the intention to go out of the house because I don’t feel like being someone else’s target to be jackassed today. Well, the event is not that being practiced here in the Philippines. But since most of the times, I rub elbows with call-center-oriented people, I’d rather be at home or at starbucks where it’s safe.

Today is also the Palm Sunday. Streets near the Antipolo church are crowded with Catholics who go the church to have their “palaspas” blessed by the priests. It’s an important day for the Catholics because it’s part of their so called lenten season. By thursday, roads will be crowded again because people from different places will offer a sacrificial walk towards the Antipolo church.


photo from Elmer Nocheseda @ Flickr

At the office, adventure continues. Even though this week is considered as holiday and vacation week for the rest of the pinoys, I still have work since the company operates 24/7. Ironically, I am assigned to take care of the afternoon shift — time when most of the people occupy half of the streets during these days. No jeeps, just on their feet. Well, I just hope that it wouldn’t be the reason for me to be late at work. Free food will be served, though — I wish — that’s the best part.

By the way, for Starbucks fan out there, it’s time for you to use your Coupn this April… “Purchas a Starbucks RECYCLED tumbler (any size) and receive a complimentary tall handcrafted beverage on us”. Valid only until the end of the Month. (This is real! Check your planners!)


Enjoy April!


Breakfast…Heavy Breakfast!

I woke up earlier than the usual. I dreamed of food last night, which made me super dooper hungry today. And the food I immediately craved for was the Lucky Me Pancit Canton. Hence, as I wait for Andrei from work, I cooked a couple of packs for my breakfast since it was very easy to prepare.

I just boil the noodles, mixed the seasonings all together on the serving plate, and then put it together.And whoala!




Pancit canton’s aroma woke everybody in the house, which made them hungry as well. So I invited them to eat with me. Andrei’s Mom cooked some spicy ham as well, however, it didn’t come good with pancit canton. Sorry Mom! We still dig it both, though.

My food cravingsdidn’t stop there though. I crave for more breakfast, that’s why I went to starbucks and had my all-time favorite meals — cinnamon roll and dark mocha. Good thing, the starbucks near the Antipolo church is already open, and it’s just a walk from our subdivision, enough to pay them a visit. Andrei was already sleeping at home therefore I went there alone. I was not supposed to be drinking any kind of beverages from starbucks right now as part of my healthy-living plan, but since my hunger made every rules and regulations null and void, all I can do is to follow my stomach.   And there you have it…my appetite! No wonder why I’m gaining weight right since Christmas. Later, I’ll check what Tita Daisy prepared for our lunch.See yah!