Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pong Eats: Tatay's Cheesecake 🎂

Hello! 😉

Just want to share my newest discovery that is very near our place. They have yummy cheesecakes and heavenly Chocolate and Green Tea Frappe. Rapsa talaga. I reckon they are using high quality chocolates and green teas. In fact, we ordered our first whole cake (Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake) from them for Papa's birthday last January 28. We always consider a cake's sweetness level when ordering. So this one's a go for Papa. He liked it kasi nga hindi matamis. 😍

The place is quite tiny since they are just starting but the place is cozy enough to have a quick chit-chat with friends over Coffee, Frappe or Tea. They also offer gaming - the oldskool Family Computer, board games, card games and the like. 

Brandy, the girl who mans the cafe is friendly too. 👧

Check their Facebook page for updates:
Location: Blk 5, Lot 40 Unit A Pisces St., Camella Homes Salinas 3, Bacoor, Cavite
Contact #: 0998 857 6199 

Here are some snaps of their products. Highly suggested for you guys to try! 👌

- Pong 🐢

Updated Menu

Old Menu

Ube Cheesecake

Capuccino Cheesecake

Chocolate and Mango Cheesecake

Strawberry Crunch and Matcha Cheesecake

NY Cheesecake

Small Chocolate Muffin
Tatay's Cheesecake

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Pong Travels: Lobo, Batangas 🌴🌊

Hello! ☺

Another tick off my bucket list is beach bummin' at the pebbly beaches of Lobo, Batangas.
Happened last weekend, January 21-22. It took us forever to reach La Bien Haus and Resort. Left Cubao 11:45AM and reached La Bien around 5PM. But we were able to see the sunset so still all good. ☺Just like other beaches, Lobo is a looong stretch of salt water and beautiful pebbly shores, you just have to be diligent on choosing a place to stay considering your budget and location. Since it's a long stretch, it covers different barangays and Malabrigo is the farthest if am not mistaken. 🌊

After browsing the net for all possible resorts to stay and the best route to take, considering the budget of PHP1500 (per head, group of 4), we settled at La Bien and took the Batangas City Grand Terminal route. On our way home though, we tried the SM Ciy Lipa Grand Terminal which is better and faster. Will share the list of resorts that we considered too. We were over budget this time - PHP1544. There's always a first time for everything, yeah? 😀

💫 The roads are rough and zigzag-y, so I suggest you drink Bonamine just to be on the safe side. 😭

Most important thing though is we enjoyed our stay. We barely had the beach to ourselves at that time. Had one neighbor though, whose very friendly. Will recommend this humble place to everyone! 👌

How to get there: 

1st Option
1. From Cubao (ALPS), ride a bus with CALABARZON, Batangas City Grand Terminal signage. 
2. At the back of the Grand Terminal are jeepneys bound to Don Ramos, tell the driver to drop you off there (landmark: STI College)
3. Ride a Tricycle and tell the driver to drive you to Lobo Jeepney Terminal (behind SM). 
4. Ride the jeep bound to Lobo. Drop off - Lobo Town Proper.
5. Ride a tricycle bound to the resort of your choice. 

2nd Option
1. From Cubao (ALPS), ride a bus with CALABARZON, Batangas City Grand Terminal signage. Drop off: Lipa City Grand Terminal
2. From LCGT, ride a van bound to Lobo (O-Hap Van)
3. Ride a tricycle bound to the resort of your choice.

 EXPENSES: (Budget: PHP1500)

1st Option
Cubao to Batangas City Grand Terminal: PHP165 
Grand Terminal to Don Ramos - PHP9
Don Ramos to Lobo Jeepney Terminal - PHP20/head
Jeepney to Lobo - PHP55
Lobo Town Proper to Resort - PHP120 (or PHP22 each, pag hindi napuno yung tricycle)

2nd Option
Cubao to Lipa City Grand Terminal - PHP132
Van to Lobo - PHP120
Lobo Town Proper to Resort - PHP120 (or PHP22 each, pag hindi napuno yung tricycle)

La Bien Haus and Resort, Standard Room (good for 4) - PHP2500 **no entrance fee**
Contact Number: 09209254061


Optional: Souvenir Magnets PHP50

GRAND TOTAL: PHP1544 (Still not bad! 👍)

Almalin Beach Resort
Punta Malabrigo Beach Resort
Super Star Beach Resort
Catada Beach Resort
Honey Beach Resort
Flordeliz Beach Resort
Harisa Beach Resort
Lawas Seaside
Submarine Garden Beach Resort
Punta Verde Dive
Gerthel Beach Resort

PICTURES 📷 (Complete album:

Lobo Sunset

Pebbles, shells etc

Titanic 3.0 (thanks, Coachee! Haha)

Malabrigo Shores - super clear waters




Me. Not sure if am trying to flipturn


Hammock Area

Bahay Kubo

Open cottage with sink

Our room - Standard Room 

Interior, Standard Room - our messy stuff, sorry

Big Room

Entrance w Armond and Kitty

La Bien Signage

 - Pong 🐢

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pong Thoughts: Dagat 2017 🌊

Hello! 👀

First dagat of 2017 is happening today! Another tick off my bucket list!

Will blog about it soon! Stay tuned! 🌊🌊🌊

This is Masasa Beach, but am going to a different place this time.

 - Pong 🐢

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Pong Eats: Isaw - Baga Manila 🔥🔥🔥

Hello! 😀

Just want to share my childhood favorite street food - Chicken Intestine or Isaw. 
Isaw was introduced to me by one of my Titas (Aunts) when I was a kid. Tough I eat this in moderation now, it's still something I could not resist especially when am in Food Bazaars or when am at Baga Manila (street food night market, Banchetto kind of).

Go check-out 3 J's Grill. They have the tastiest Isaw and Pork Barbeque in Baga Manila - All Home, Imus. It's tender and the suka (vinegar) where you dip the intestines is flavorful too. 👌

Some images I took below. Enjoy! 😉

- Pong 🐢

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Tofu,Pork Intestine, Chicken Intestine, Barbeque, Hotdog

FAVES! Chicken Isaw, Pork Barbeque

Tibzi enjoyingher Isaw

Baga Manila around 6PM

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pong Thoughts: GY Hits 👧👦

Hello! ☺

So, am writing this with that Subject Line as this week, I will be doing the Graveyard Shift. I will be working from 12MN - 9AM. It's been awhile and I must say certain adjustments were made especially the sleeping time. All good so far. 3 days to go! ☺

Happy to see familiar faces doing the GY Shift and spending some time with friends from other company. Haha!

Thanks for the company and the cray-cray moments, Bera! See you again! Ganda ng ilaw sa Chowking! Hehe. ☺ 

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- Pong 🐢☺

Chowking - Ortigas. 📷 MarkBera

That's him! ☺ 📷 #pongtograpiya

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pong Thoughts: Tennis: Andy Murray 🎾

Ola! I am a self-proclaimed Andy Murray fan. ❤
I cry when he cries - either winning or losing and I am happy when he's happy. But when he got married? Yes, he's happy. Me? Not so. Hahaha! 

2017 Season already started. He started his campaign as the World No. 1 in Doha. Novak Djokovic, the Defending Champion to the event, was also playing. As it happened they faced each other in yet another entertaining Final - Djokovic prevailing 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. 😭 
It would have been a very good start of the season had Andy won, but on a positive note, the match was a battle of the World No.1 and No.2 so it was still a good match after all. 

More of matches like this this season? Oh, it's going to be fun, entertaining and heartbreaking. Haha! 

Let's go, Andy! #AllinforMurray 

- Pong 🐢🎾

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Pong Thoughts: Journey to the Healthier Me. 🏃🏊🚵

Hello Everyone! Am following this training plan sent by a friend (Thanks, Jong 😊) and was made by Coach Norman (Galing ni Coach!). Looks easy and yes the first day went fine. 🆒 Hopefully, I can keep up until the last day of the 5K Training Plan - kaya ko 'to! Will reduce food intake especially rice and sweets and that's it. Healthy running should never be rushed. So try nyo din 'to! 

Sharing the link and photo below. The link has the 10K Training Plan too.

Day 1 - ✔ 

- Pong 🏃🐢

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