a not-so-romantic valentine’s dinner date with chic-boy

food musings, restaurants

My Valentine’s Day date with my little man is really quite unplanned, we just went out for a couple of errands and decide to check out this new mall which we’ve never checked out before. Jared spotted this soft play area and I agreed for him to play there for awhile. When he’s done we just look around the mall for a bit and decide to grab a quick yet satisfying dinner.

I have never eaten in Chic-boy before so I decided we check out this resto, but can you believe the long line? They seem to go on forever that I decided to order for takeout and just eat our meal once we got home. I ordered fresh lumpia, sauteed beans and their trademark chicken dish.

I quickly unpacked our dinner when we got home and served it, thinking the little man was hungry from all the playing and he just might eat solid this time around. I am actually famished myself and thoughts of romantic Valentine’s dinner by candlelight and accompanying soft music, with musicians doing wonders with a guitar pedal board were soon forgotten. And did I mention, in between my growling stomach and tending to my sleepy little man, I forgot to take photos of our feast for that night. It was a good thing I salvaged the brown paper bag that carried our food. 😀

Oh well, may I just note that I love the fresh lumpia and the veggies. The chicken was a bit of a turn-off as, probably in a hurry, a huge chunk of the chicken was not cooked well. Good thing the little man was too sleepy to eat. He was off to zzzland just right after I fed him with a bottle of milk.

coco drink to quench your thirst


I can almost feel the summer heat and what good way to beat it than having a scoop of your favorite ice cream or having a glass of ice-cold water. A serving of my favorite local dessert, halo-halo, will be such a welcome treat, too! Downing an ice-cold glass of your favorite fruit drink is also perfect and that is what I did exactly.

A tall glass of this oh-so-delicious coconut shake did the trick! So I would always find myself making a beeline to this Buko stand whenever we went to the grocers. I simply love the marriage of a dash of shaved ice and coconut. It does help one to get by, especially on a particularly hot and humid afternoon. Even my little man would indulge me with a sip or two.

Oh well, I will make sure to get me another bottle of this drink when we go to the grocers later today to look for a nasopure product for my little one.