Craving for chicken? Why not try Piri Piri chicken from Gostoso in Kapitolyo, Pasig City? It is a small restaurant along the long stretch of Kapitolyo Avenue. Small but stylish! The chicken is amazing. 

Front of Gostoso - few cars can park, I think 3 cars


The menu is on the screen. People can see how they prepare the chicken.


The area


The utensils and the chilly oil or Piri piri sauce. Charap!


Piri piri Chicken Meal (Combo) - all meals comes with olive oil, choice of side and ice tea


Our order. People can choose from different side such as creamed spinach, potato gratin, mac n' cheese, creamed corn and chick pea salad.


Creamed Spinach


Potato Gratin 


Pork here - cute signage

Overall, I enjoy my delightful meal. It is very flavorful. I think the chicken for my taste was a little salty but the taste balances because of the side dish. Piri piri chicken is starting to be popular in our country lately. I think Filipinos are starting to like and love it. How you tried this dish yet? What are your thoughts?

Btw, my verdict: 3.9 out of 5 stars


For more information:
Address: 51-B East Capitol Drive, Pasig City
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ilovegostoso
Delivery Hotline: 02 2121212


**Photos was taken with my ipad



Are you looking for a diner style resto? We visited Fat Melts in Pergola, BF homes. It was an American diner style restaurant. The menus consist of all-day-breakfast meals, pastas, cakes, salads and rice meals.


Logo


Being atsy hoho


Ice tea


Freshly-Brewed Coffee for my mom


She told us it was good. I don't drink coffee because I am acidic. 


Bacon Mozzarella Balls


Philly steak sandwich


Bacon n' Egg Toast (Yes! We love bacon) hahaha


Bacon n' Egg Waffle Sandwich

What a snack! Surely we were so full. The food was tasty and yummy. We will come back for more! Most of the time, my mom held her meetings here. I guest she enjoyed it more than any of us. Haha 



Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars



Other information:
Address:  The Pergola Mall, Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City




*photos was taken with IPAD. 



Before the Holy Week here in our country, my mom decided to participate on a Pilgrimage conducted by our Parish Church, Our Lady of Peace. It was our first time to be a part of pilgrimage. Before the day, we have an orientation about our pilgrimage. Our parish priest explained the meaning and the expectations of our trip. He point out the 3 things to remember on our trip: 
  • First - Pagninilay or Contemplate
  • Second - Pagsasakripisyo or Sacrifice 
  • Lastly - Pagpapasalamat or Being thankful to God.

It was not only a journey but it is a spiritual journey towards God. The trip was for us to feel the presence of our God in a different level. It focuses with the story of how Jesus saved us from our sin because of the 14 stations of the cross. We met a lot of different people in our community who also joined the pilgrimage. It was a fun and exciting spiritual event.

Our first stop, Kamay ni Hesus at Quezon. The itinerary set by the organizers where not followed because the 2 buses arrived late that causes almost everything to fail. However, God is with us on our trip even unfortunate events happened, He always made sure we were safe.

Overview of the landscape in Kamay ni Hesus

At the dinning hall. Excuse my overly large shirt, that was the only size left. Our parish priest said, it will be one of our sacrifices. Haha "Wag na magreklamo, remember sacrifice.", he said.  By the way, every bus was color coordinated. Bus 5 was orange! That's us! Haha


St. Francis and Mama Mary


The 14 station of the cross. We haven't had a chance to the top because of the lack of time.


Kamay ni Jesus(Lucban, Quezon)


Inside. I have a close encounter with the Holy Spirit on that moment when we were watching the people lining up for the healing session. It was intense. So here's the story goes..

I was with my beau when I entered the church. Most of the time, when it's my first time to visit the church. I pray and make a wish. So that photo above, that was my sight before praying. We don't have the chance to line up for the healing session, I decided to just watch the people to faint every time the priest blessed them. We were at the back watching, I was watching keenly. Then, when the time the next batch fainted. I felt a sudden rush of hot energy towards me. I felt it from my legs up to my head. The feeling was unexplainable. I was tearing up uncontrollably. I felt the Holy Spirit blessed me. It was one for the books. 

After Kamay ni Hesus, we visited the different churches in Quezon and started the station of the cross. 

St. Michael the Archangel Minor Basilica


The architecture was so nice. Every corner has a unique detail.


St.Francis de Assisi Parish Church (Sariaya,Quezon)


Altar

The old church was preserved until now it is on a good condition.


Last supper

San Pedro Bautista Church (Candelaria,Quezon)


Inside San Pedro Bautista Church


San Pablo City Cathedral (Laguna) - It is under renovation.


Inside San Pablo City Cathedral. This was the  last church we have visited. The mass was held here for the end of the pilgrimage.

I hope to join the Pilgrimage next year. It is a life changing experience. How about you? Have you tried joining activities on your church community? Share it below. :)



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The time has arrived! Finally, the second franchise movie of Avengers is now showing on the cinemas. The excitement we had was unmeasurable. I am surely a marvel fan. This post might have some spoilers so I am warning you. Haha

First of all, who is Ultron? According to my research and theory, (let us say once upon a time I got curious and got addicted on searching about Marvel characters. Tee hee!) he was built by Ant-man the first avengers ever. I think that's reason why they will make it to a movie because to connect the dots. Moreover, Ultron is a program, an Artificial Intelligence patterned to Hank Pym's (also known as Ant-man) brain. Unfortunately, ant-man has a dual personality. Ultron got that part also, the lunatic side of Hank Pym. Because he has the mind of his own, he wants to evolve the earth. He wants peace but on a different level. He wants the extinction of human beings.

On the movie, they introduce new avenger’s member like Vision, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. They have extra ordinary powers. Then again, there is Hawk Eye. Mortal. Haha I love the part when he was talking with Scarlet Witch about being an Avenger. He said that he was fighting robots with his bow and arrows. No one cares where he is. For me, it was a little unfair for him because everyone has an extra ordinary ability. I thought he will be killed at the end but thanks to Quicksilver, he was saved. However, Quicksilver died. Scarlet Witch got furious with Ultron so she killed him. 

Did you know? The twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksliver are the son and daughter of Magnito from X-men. How amazing the the crossover of the characters. I am really impressed with the world of Marvels. How could Stan Lee and the gang thought of every darn thing! Brilliant imagination to the extreme.

By the way, the surprise hero to the movie was Vision. He should be the new body of Ultron but the downloading of the program was not finished so when Iron Man and Hulk got the capsule they reprogram it. Then, it was the result of the new hero called Vision. Everyone got stunned when they saw him holding the hammer of Thor. So it means, he is a good guy. Only the deserving person can hold Thor’s hammer and can also rule his kingdom, Asgard.

This movie was superb. No dull moment for sure. The stunts were amazing. Everyone has their own spotlight on the movie. I am really looking forward for the new Marvel movies soon! Next will be Ant-man and Fantastic Four for 2015. I can’t wait.

How about you? What are your thoughts for this movie? Share it below! I am excited to read it. 


One of the world’s biggest culinary affair to be held at SM


The Philippines and Spain share a deep and colorful history and what better way to celebrate these two cultures than through their vibrant and intertwined culinary traditions. This April, the world’s most anticipated epicurean event will celebrate the two countries ’300 years’ worth of shared connection through food in one global event where the world’s top chefs showcase culinary innovations and cutting-edge techniques, ingredients and recipes taking food and dining to the next level. If one wants to see the “future of food,” this is the place to be in.

SMX as official venue partner of Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 (L-R):
Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS) Chairperson Marisa Nallana; Mielle Esteban of Arum Estratigias Internacionalización; DOT director of market development and Madrid Fusion Manila project director Verna Covar-Buensuceso; SMX general manager Dexter Deyto and SM Supermalls SVP marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

SM as the official partner of Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 
SM plays host to this historic affair and welcomes Madrid Fusion as it comes to Asia for the first time and puts Manila at the heart of culinary interest worldwide. Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 happening on April 24 to 26 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City highlights the Philippines as an haute cuisine destination in Asia. And a Welcome Night at the scenic SM By the Bay for the official delegates are sure to put everyone in a good mood during the first day of the congress on April 24 where this time, it’s all about the best of Philippine food, art, and culture.

“SM is proud to be the venue of the historic Madrid Fusion Manila. We believe that one of the Philippines’ best-kept secrets is our rich culinary heritage,” expressed Steven Tan, SM Supermalls senior vice-president. “We also want to bring the excitement of Madrid Fusion, particularly Spain’s strong influence in our food and culture, to our mall-goers by taking these culinary festivities to our malls.” To help create national awareness for this cultural milestone, the official Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 TV commercial is being aired in all SM Cinemas nationwide.

Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 partners with SM Supermalls (L-R): SMX general manager Dexter Deyto; SM Mall of Asia AVP operations Perkin So; SM Mart Inc. SVP marketing communications group Millie Dizon; SM Supermalls president Annie Garcia; Chef Margarita Fores; DOT director of market development and Madrid Fusion Manila project director Verna Covar-Buensuceso; Mielle Esteban of Arum Estratigias Internacionalización and SM Supermalls SVP marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

Michelin-starred chefs to gather at SMX 
Set to captivate Manila with their culinary virtuoso are Spain and Asia’s legendary chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Elena Arzak, Quique Dacosta, Ramón Freixa, Francis Paniego, Paco Roncero, Mario Sandoval, Paco Torreblanca, André Chiang, and Alvin Leung. Presenting the Philippines’ own diverse and imaginative epicurean traditions are chefs Fernando Aracama, Margarita Forés, J Gamboa, José Luis “Chele" Gonzalez, Pepe Lopez, Rob Pengson, Bruce Ricketts, Myrna Dizon, Claude Tayag, and Juan Carlos de Terry. Taking centerstage at the congress will be this exciting encounter between Spain’s legendary Michelin-starred chefs and the Philippines’ very own culinary stars. A trade exhibition will focus on the finest Spanish and Filipino products from Spanish wines and cheeses, to the Philippines’ world-class exports such as rice, cacao, coffee, mango, coconut, and liquors.

Gourmet weekend market 
A feast of everything delectably Filipino-Spanish shall delight foodies at the Gourmet Weekend Market from April 24 to 26 at SM Mall of Asia. A premium selection of cheese, tapas, wine, ingredients, local finds and special bundles shall be made available in partnership with SM Markets (SM Supermarket and Hypermarket).

Spanish food specials 
New food concepts that reflect culinary innovation and technique will be available only this April at select SM Mall of Asia restaurants where special dishes with Spanish influence or cooked with the finest local produce, ingredients and flavors are sure to bring out your inner foodie. Savory goodness awaits mall-goers of SM Aura Premier which shall host its own Spanish-themed fiesta with music, dancing, food and drinks on April 26 at the Sky Park lawn. While on April 24 to 26, irresistible dining deals await all food lovers at SM Megamall’s flagship and first-in-the-country dining destinations and the newly-opened Mega Food Hall.

For the complete schedule of events at SM malls, visit SM Supermalls on Facebook or @smsupermalls on Instagram. For more information on how to register for Madrid Fusion Manila 2015, visit www.madridfusionmanila.com



***Disclaimer: Press Release from SM Madrid Fusion Manila. Article not mine***