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ppyonghaven:

Silveray Seafood Grill Restaurant - Moalboal, Cebu

“Jinjja baegopa! (I’m really hungry!)” is all what Isaac and I can say at the moment. After leaving Clarita’s (which was our temporary shelter after we arrived so late last night from that 3 and a half hour trip from Cebu City to Moalboal, thanks to traffic by the way), we walked our way under the scorching heat of the sun to Marina Village Resort. We arrived at around 12:00pm in the resort though check-in time was still at 2:00 pm. Thanks to appa’s booking, we were able to check in right away. We settled in inside the cozy nipa hut (We will post the full review soon after Isaac and I goes swimming. :D) and surfed the net. We missed a night without internet which is so sad. We ended up watching movies and went to sleep immediately after. What a killjoy.

It was already 2:00pm when we decided to go out and look for some place to eat. Due to the very foreign-based prices from other restaurants, we ate in a place called Silver Ray Restaurant. The place is very quiet and peaceful where you can enjoy eating your dishes in peace. The scent of the curry invited me to dine in that place (Ate ng restaurant, be thankful sa foreigner na kumain ng curry don, kundi nako! Baka sa lungsod na kami kumain ni Isaac. XD). Isaac and I asked for the pricelist but the sales lady only gave us the list of few of their dishes. The rest were stuck on their walls with no price at all. You had to go inside muna before you know the price. We both ordered chicken curry (Ate said it was only good for one person, but jusko po! Kaya na pong buhayin ng isang chicken curry ang kumakalam na tyan namin Isaac! HAHAHA.) and two bottled coke.

The food was great though it was a bit salty for me and Isaac. It was presentable enough, its scent is really inviting as well. The mouthwatering chicken curry is at the price of 185.00 each inclusive of the rice. It was quite expensive, I must say. (Appa, we need more money next time, eo?) Our bottled coke was surprisingly 20.00 each! Gaaah! It wasn’t cold enough when our food got served by the way TT___TT For our lunch, we spent 445.00. Well, do we have a choice? Though, Silver Ray Restaurant’s food was really mouthwatering, its service is also quite slow. Especially when Isaac ordered extra rice, it took a while for the rice to reach our table and there were only 2 pairs of customers in the restaurant.

But it’s lunch time! Late lunch time. Can we still think about the price?

Dissatisfied. :(

ppyonghaven:

Meet the people behind Ppyong Haven!

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Name: Ma. Hendy A. Abendan
Age: 21
School: University of San Jose - Recoletos
Major: Political Science
Interests: Blogging, Dancing, Singing, Acting, Song and Script Writing, Food Tripping, Traveling
Contact Number: +639257773018

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Name: John Isaac V. Saguit
Age: 19
School: University of the Philippines Cebu
Major: Management
Interests: Politics, Photography, Fashion, Food
Contact Number: +639235336669

Email Address: ppyonghaven@gmail.com

Hehe. ;)

ppyonghaven:

Ribpublic Diner - Roa St.

The buzzing sound of my mobile phone cut through my thoughts as I tapped my fingers lifelessly on my table. It was a text coming from Isaac, my blog partner confirming that he is going to meet me later after I do my own share in the office work in the Local Government Unit of the City of Talisay.

Right after the flag lowering ceremony, I fled out of the City Hall and rode a taxi cab on my way to Cebu Normal University to fetch another friend who I wanna hang out with. While I was on my way, I told Ice that I would like to eat at Ribpublic Diner. I wasn’t quite sure where this diner was located since I haven’t been there and I only heard of them through the internet. I asked him to find the exact location of the diner and yay! He found it. >:D You guys know what this mean guys right? IT MEANS FOOD TRIP TIME!!! (Yes, I intend not to think about the blogging part though. Hehe, sorry appa~)

We waited like around three hours before we decided to get to Ribpublic Diner and get a decent meal. I was heck hungry from thinking about so many things and all I wanted to do was eat. I even told Ice that if he doesn’t get me something to eat like pronto, I WILL FLIP TABLES! GAAAAHHH! FOOD JUSEYOOONG~

We sat there, feeling excited about the meals we ordered. We decided not to order the same dishes so we can share the food among the people on the table. We sound so many, right? Alreen and I qualify for 2 persons each by the way. And Isaac claims he qualifies for a basketball team. Hehehe. We ordered Space Shrimps, Chicken Buffalo Wings and their Ribpublic Meal. We paired the awesome dishes with the almighty Thirst Buster.

I was typing this whole review thing feeling giddy about the food. The Space Shrimps were very good! Ang sarap nga daw ng hipon, sabi ni Ice. Pun intended. Kidding aside, the sweet and spicy taste was balanced enough for those who are not into spicy dishes. It goes perfectly with the Chicken Buffalo Wings by the way. And the ribs? Certainly the best! It’s sweet barbecue flavour is very rich, it complements the spicy dishes we ordered. Not to mention, they have the best barbecue sauce eveeeeer! I’m not a fan of barbecues btw. :D So take it from me.

Going to the price, the price was worth it. It’s relatively cheaper compared to other restaurants or diners offering the same dish. As the saying goes, what you see is what you get. It’s definitely budget friendly.

The diner played party music during our stay. The ambiance was just okay although I personally think the diner is misplaced in terms of its geographical location, environment and accessibility. The place itself is kinda crowded and its quite dark outside (or is it just my astigmatic eyes? O.o). We personally loved the quotes and the drawings on the wall.

Overall, I still recommend you visit the Ribpublic Diner. They offer the best food for the best price! Trust me. After all, there is no greater love than the love for food.

BEST FOOD EVER!

(via buhaypolitiko)

buhaypolitiko:

ppyonghaven:

Cos Cafe - JY Square Mall

It was that rainy Thursday afternoon when my partner, Isaac and I decided to head to Lahug to meet a friend who is in the vicinity. We immediately headed to JY Square after my dance practice to meet that friend, but then, it happened that our friend fell asleep so we both decided to go see what’s inside the mall.

In the 2nd floor of JY Square, my partner pointed out a newly-opened café that caught his attention. Boom, we were standing right in front of the door being greeted by Otaku Girls wearing maid costumes.  To be honest, I was hesitant to get inside because I am not an Otaku. :( Sad. But since Isaac insisted, I agreed. The ambiance was great! Especially the Otaku Space, the colors are not so painful in the eyes and since I loved pink (Sorry, Blue. I love you too though!), I was also hyped to dine inside. It was somehow inviting as well since there are some friendly staff waiting for you inside and are happy to serve you during your stay.

Since it was an expense from our pockets, we’re a bit on a thrift mode. I chose to have a drink since I was heck thirsty from practice and Isaac chose to order their Daily Cake (on that day, they offered Cheesecake or Carrot cake). I chose to drink Lemon Berry. I asked for a bite from the cheesecake since I have to write this entire shizz going on and so far, it suited my taste in desserts. Its flavor is very rich and the sweetness was just okay. Not too sweet, not too plain. It was even furnished with chocolate syrup and whipped cream at the side for an appealing sight.

The Lemon Berry was the best lemon beverage I had in my life! (Hendy, you always go for plain Lemon or plain Berry. -_-) The sourness of the lemon and the berry was balanced with the sweetness. Just don’t be deceived with its color though. It’s greyish in color, but it’s definitely delicious. Even Ice liked it too! :) Though, you have to constantly mix the beverage if you don’t want the sweetness to build up on the bottom. ;)

The price actually was fair enough for the taste and presentation of the dishes but at some point, it is not student-friendly especially when you have to try the other meals. Nonetheless, it was worth the pay. The place is also a free wifi-zone but during our stay, there were some technical problems with the connection so I am writing this offline. /ugly sobbing;

I look forward to come back here in the future. Money, where are you though? :(

You can’t not love their cake!

Pay them a visit sometime. :)

buhaypolitiko:

ppyonghaven:

Oppa Cafe - Junquera Extension

If you are around Colon and wanted a place to stay with wifi and some cold drinks like Bubble Tea (Hi, there Oh Sehun!), Oppa Café may be one of the places you want to stay. Oppa Café has three branches open, and my partner, Isaac and I did this review at the Main Oppa Café in Junquera Extension, Cebu City.

The Oppa Café has a wide range of drinks to choose from with different price ranges (of course -__-). Since we went with a friend that night, we chose to try “ppappingsoo” or known as the Korean Halo-halo. It can suffice a group of 3-4, topped with red beans, fruits, ice cream, stick-o and more red beans – an ingredient my partner doesn’t want. It was good actually, but if you dislike sweet foodstuffs, then definitely you wouldn’t appreciate the Korean Halo-halo. We bought it for the price of =P=180.00 which is okay for a group who’s a bit thrifty. I suggest you try Cha Best. ;) It’s a dish made by the handsome oppar owner! Kkk~ He might give you a hug when you complement his recipe. ;)

Oppa Café is a good place for friends to hangout, however, what disturbs me are the vandalisms on the wall and table which are not quite good to look at. The other messages on sticky notes are good but I guess the management has to limit down the messages on the wall, especially those written directly on it. Other things I suggest is having their own personal restroom exclusive just for the customers and the employees of the café to ensure a cleaner restroom for the customers to use. Oppa Café is using the public restroom right beside it, I just can’t point out the name because I forgot. Sorry!

So, in deliberation, we gave Oppa Café a 2.5. Sorry, oppars, but we look forward to visiting your café again and trying other deserts!

First review out! Visit Oppa Café at Junquera Extension!

Leggo Ppyong Haven! :)

buhaypolitiko:

My Life LatelyI can’t hide the excitement I’m feeling right now. Cebu Korean Association, Inc., hired me as a photographer for a team that would make reviews of hotels, restaurants, resorts, sights, tours and events. Although I’m still under probation for three months, I’m sure I could do this and I’m sure I would have loads of fun in the process.I was given a list of places to make reviews of, and it included places from my very own town, the Parola, to the summer package tour in South Korea. All of those, for free. How awesome is that?Follow my upcoming adventures on http://ppyonghaven.tumblr.com/! How About Politics?Politics would always be there, I just have to learn how to manage my time effectively and efficiently. Our boss promised to not interfere with our schedules, just so long as we deliver to them great output. LoveI have been silently coping up with a very terrible heartbreak. I know that it’s not going to be easy, and I know that we’ve already gone too far to try and bring back what we had so all I could do now is to stay optimistic that someday, somewhere, we’ll meet the person that would make us happy forever.

Follow me at this blog! Won’t be updating here that much anymore. :)

buhaypolitiko:

My Life Lately
I can’t hide the excitement I’m feeling right now. Cebu Korean Association, Inc., hired me as a photographer for a team that would make reviews of hotels, restaurants, resorts, sights, tours and events. Although I’m still under probation for three months, I’m sure I could do this and I’m sure I would have loads of fun in the process.

I was given a list of places to make reviews of, and it included places from my very own town, the Parola, to the summer package tour in South Korea. All of those, for free. How awesome is that?

Follow my upcoming adventures on http://ppyonghaven.tumblr.com/!

How About Politics?

Politics would always be there, I just have to learn how to manage my time effectively and efficiently. Our boss promised to not interfere with our schedules, just so long as we deliver to them great output.

Love
I have been silently coping up with a very terrible heartbreak. I know that it’s not going to be easy, and I know that we’ve already gone too far to try and bring back what we had so all I could do now is to stay optimistic that someday, somewhere, we’ll meet the person that would make us happy forever.

Follow me at this blog! Won’t be updating here that much anymore. :)

To the person I love the most,

I never thought I’d ever get a chance to love and be loved by you. We’ve come a long way from our IT Park moments. Who would’ve thought so much could happen in just 8 months?

In 8 months, we’ve become each others’ life partners, may it be as lovers or as brothers. In 8 months, we’ve known each other beyond our similarities to our stunningly great differences. In 8 months, we’ve both made each other both happy and sad in our very dynamic relationship. In 8 months, we’ve become the awesome-st duo anyone has ever seen.

In those 8 months, I’ve discovered how precious you are and how much potential you hold. You’re going a long way, just take one step at a time. And now that you’re 18, I hope that you’d learn to overcome all your weaknesses and to grow into what you’re really capable of. I’m not your number 1 fan. Not even your number 2. I’ll leave those slots for your mom and brother. I am most definitely number 3 though and I look forward to your success.

Thank you very much for everything. For helping me stand up again, for supporting me in my passion, and for loving me beyond my misgivings. I love you so much. Happy birthday!

(Yes, those are photos from our mini Bohol escapade. It was perfect.)

Keep your head up.

Keep your head up.

zachaldave:

photographicimprints:

Hi guys,

Can I have a few minutes? I know this isn’t your burden to carry, but I’m trying to raise funds for a family member who’s in deep sleep in the ICU for several days now. I also wouldn’t burden you with the details, and you are not obliged to comply. Just putting this out here in case a kind soul happens to stumble upon this..

These three B&W photos (along with another set) are available as art prints in my society6 shop. Please feel free to browse through the gallery to see if you fancy anything that’d do well as a souvenir/keepsake/gift.

You can also help through Likes. I joined an open photo contest which highlight’s women’s resiliency and submitted those three entries above. Normally I wouldn’t fret so much about this because I’m not a big fan of the inclusion of a liking criterion. However, the monetary prize would be a welcome addition to the fund. You can view the gallery here. Just look for these three and hit like - you’ll be done in seconds.

Thank you, thank you for your time. Even the likes would already be a grand gesture.

With all my sincerity,

Banawe

Hey Guys! Help me vote for my favorite photographer! :D 

Let’s help the awesome-st photographer alive! :)

Great mornings.

Great mornings.