I did some changes on my blog for the past two weeks, if you haven’t noticed. The biggest one is the blog make-over. I had my blog theme changed – huge thanks to Kai! I changed my blog timeline from Lifestyle and Travel Blog to Personal and Travel Blog. I messed around with a few things here and there like my sidebar, header, footer, and about me page – but yes, some things will still be changing. What you haven’t seen is that I will also be changing a few things about my future (and even past) contents. I’m going for a more personal route now, and I’m not just gonna be talking about my major travels now. So, buckle up, friends, my future posts will be like… this one.
Once or twice a month, I go out with my father’s extended side of the family to go to the mall and church. And when I meant, extended side of the family… I really meant the extended side of the family.
Yes, we really do go out in this number. And nope, we’re not even complete on this quick mall trip. Yes, it can be complete mayhem when we’re all together, but no, it is not frustrating. It’s actually quite fun.
Last Saturday, the fambam and I went to visit Bonifacio High Street with a stop at SM Aura. It’s not usually where we go to since we are proudly #SouthPeeps – which means our mall of choice is usually Alabang Town Center. So what did we do?
And bought a few lipsticks, while at it.
We found out that Japan’s Pablo – praised as the best cheesecake in the world – is finally open at BGC, so of course, that’s our first stop since we’re suckers like that. It costs PHP499 for the classic cheese tart. They also sell matcha and chocolate cheese tart for PHP599. A few more things on the menu are drinks and soft served ice creams – the latter is sold out tho. We settled on trying the classic. Can’t go wrong with the signature dish, right? I would never personally spend this much on a cheese tart but my ninang does so yey. Free taste!
Spoiler alert: we didn’t think it’s worth the money and the hype. It’s not bad tasting but all we have is to say is we wouldn’t even pay 300 for it. Not even one of us gushed about its taste. I guess we have a different taste preference than those who loved Pablo. 5/10.
Next we went to have early dinner at SM Aura’s food court. My go-to food is cheese and bacon chicken wings and rice from Frankie’s but I ended up buying baked cheese rice from this Asian stall. I forgot what it was called. The serving is huge and is only worth around PHP150. Wasn’t able to take photos since when I arrived with my food, everyone was already digging in. 8/10.
We also dropped by the famous La Lola for some churros lovin’. The churros are huge and the one we ordered was the assorted one. I was too full from the rice meal that I only tried the white chocolate one. I realized churros are not my thing but the rest of my family loved them so I guess… 7/10. PS. I would love it if the dip is caramel, not chocolate!
After all that eating, we did drop by the parish on top of SM Aura and entered a few stores. Mostly, the girls were at the make-up section of SM department store. I discovered this brand, Happy Skin. I am not paid to say this but based from trials, the make-up is so good and I was thrilled to find out that they are a local brand. I thought for sure they are Korean. I’ll come back to buy their lipsticks!
On our last stop, mom noticed this bakery (seen at the ground floor of SM Aura) selling pastries at 50% off. I’ll show you the before and after my family went through the baked goods. They’re really good! They start the discount at 7PM.
That’s it. That’s what a usual weekend is for me if I decided to get out and socialize with my family. I just realized that there’s a common theme if I’m out with the father’s side, mother’s side, and friends. The theme for this one is obviously eating. LOL.
One of these days, I’ll talk about my trips with my mother’s side of the family. That side is not as big in number, but boy, I have seven younger cousins on that side. Enough said. And the trips with my friends, well, you can check my Hong Kong and Korea tag. 😉