Keepsakes Cafe

Whenever I want to eat something delicious but still affordable I frequently go to Mcdonalds, Jollibee, or Keepsakes Cafe. Mostly cafes and restaurants in the city are quite pricey but in this cafe you’ll definitely save a lot because the serving of their food is just enough for the price. 
 
 
I can’t remember exactly what kind of pizza my friends and I ordered but it tasted great, I think it was taco pizza and the other one is beef, and not to mention their pizza is

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Freakshakes at Cheat Time Bakehouse

I haven’t updated my blog since April because I was a bit busy (of korean dramas lol) and so today I decided to write something about the latest food trend that you will see nowadays here in Davao City and it’s called the Freakshakes. I don’t know why it’s called freakshakes but I guess it’s because the shakes is not just an ordinary shake and you’ll literally freak out once you taste it lol. So the shake has a lot of toppings at the tip of the glass, it has a slice of cake with a lot of toppings like pepero, wafer sticks, whipped cream, and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel. Sounds tempting right?
 
The flavors of these shakes are nutella and vanilla. I paired my vanilla shake with a red velvet cake as the topping and it tasted good because the sweetness of the shake complimented well to

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Frappes for the Summer

Whenever my friends and i hangout we always like going to the mall to stroll or go to a coffee shop just to chill because it’s already summer and the heat is just overwhelming and not to mention because of the rotational brownout that the people in Davao are currently experiencing, so a cold drink for this kind of weather is really awesome right now.
 
 
The first photo is a matcha frappe which

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Sizzling Tenderloin Steak and Beef Steak

If you want to eat at a delicious but still an affordable place to eat, then you should definitely try Ems Pasta and Rolls they’re located at Jacinto Extension, F. Torres Street. They serve a lot of dishes including pastas, sizzling steaks, and many more. So what we ordered was a sizzling tenderloin steak and a sizzling beef steak and it did not disappoint! 


The photo above is the one that I took, the left one is the sizzling beef tenderloin and the right one is the sizzling beef steak. I liked the sizzling beef tenderloin more because it tasted amazing although the beef was a bit chewy nevertheless it was still delicious. I still recommend that you guys should try this. The serving size of each of the dishes that we ordered can already accomodate two people and each cost us (as what I remembered) around 140 pesos each dish. I also heard from a friend that their lasagna is delightful so I’ll certainly come back next time and taste it myself! Can’t wait! 

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Korean Food

I love to eat anything especially Korean food hence my blog name which is “food for my Seoul” because someday I would love to go to Seoul South Korea and because food is my one true love. loljk. I have tried a couple of Korean dishes from different Korean restaurants here in Davao City and what I love the most is their signature dish Bibimbap.

So basically, bibimbap means mixed rice that is composed of different vegetables like carrots, lettuce, spinach, ground meat, topped with a sunny side up egg, kimchi, and chili pepper paste called gochujang. 

Bibimbap

The photo above was at Gui Gui Grill, they’re located in J.P. Laurel Avenue just across Victoria Plaza alongside chowking, what I love about eating at a Korean restaurant is that the food is not just delicious but they also have a big serving that two people can already share with. Not to mention the delicious side dishes like kimchi, braised baby potatoes, egg pancake, kimchi radish, and etc., I was with my two other friends during that time and we didn’t just ordered bibimbap but we also ordered a samgyeopsal. Samgyeopsal is a grilled meat and it is up to you how you eat it but I eat it traditionally like putting the meat in a lettuce then I also add grilled garlic, chili pepper sauce and of course, white rice, wrap it with the lettuce, and then eat it in one go.

I have a big appetite so eating at a Korean restaurant is like hitting two birds with one stone because it’s not just tasty, it also has a big serving that you will really enjoy although the price is a bit expensive but it’s totally worth it.

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Foodstagram

As I mentioned on my first post, I love to eat and because I love eating, of course, I also love to cook and I am usually the one who cooks dinner at home for my family whenever I’m not busy or if I am not that lazy to cook. Whenever I am out with my family or friends and if I am cooking something special, it already became a habit of mine to take a picture first of the food before actually eating it and it usually takes me a bit of time because I need to get a good angle before capturing the food. lol 
 
At first, it annoys me whenever I’m at a restaurant and I take some photos of the food that I just ordered because I can see some people who are looking at me like they can’t believe I took a picture of the food that I am about to eat, it feels like I committed a serious crime when all I did was took a picture of my food. lol. I don’t really have to explain myself on why I take pictures of my food but just so you know it is because I just like to share it on my instagram account simple as that. LOL
 
As the time goes by I already got used to some people looking at me or judging me while I am taking photos but I don’t mind them anymore because I like what I’m doing and as long as I’m not doing anything that is illegal I will continue doing what I love. Other people just have to get over themselves and stop scrutinizing every little detail about other people. 

 

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Student no more.

I just graduated last March 20, 2016, and I can finally say that I did something in my life that my mother could be proud of. I would not have been able to accomplish this great milestone in my life if it were not for the help of my family who had supported me since day one, not just financially but also for their encouragement.
In the day of the 20th of March was one of the best day of my life, my emotions were all over the place during that time, I was so nervous and at the same time excited as I was marching on stage to get my diploma, until now it still feels surreal that I am already done in school that, I am no longer going to think about my capstone project, and not to mention dealing with some people that were the reason on why I was stressed out. 
 
I still can’t determine whether I’ll be able to miss being at school since it’s still so fresh from my memory that it feels like I just got out of jail and able to breathe fresh air. LOL kidding. Although it is for sure that I won’t be able to miss making my homeworks or projects but I sure as hell going to miss my friends because they were the ones who cheered me up whenever I’m down because I flunked my exam or my quiz. lmfao. Aside from that; I will also miss hanging out with them at school doing nothing while waiting for our next subject, I’ll miss eating streetfood outside the school with them, fight with them because of petty things, ditching our next class because we can, and I will surely miss the times that our stomach hurts because we’re laughing too much. I don’t even know if my college experience will be that enjoyable if it weren’t for them. 
My college moments will forever have a special place in my heart and I will forever treasure it whether it will be good or bad, it will forever be engrave in my heart and in my mind. <3 

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A healthier me, maybe?

It is so cliche how I titled my very first post here but don’t judge me please since I’m still new to this “blogging” thing. Anyway, first of all, I am Mariel and I’d like you to know me first before you start reading anything that’s in this blog.(As if someone would actually read this!) 
 
I really like to eat, like really like it so much, and I sometimes think that this is my purpose on why I was born in this world. I love pasta so much especially the short types of pasta because it’s hassle free when I eat it, but any type is also fine with me. Not really that picky when it comes to food.
 
This is the main reason why I always gain weight like every minute. I love eating unhealthy food like junk foods and anything that can be bought at a fast food chain. This may sound a bit off-putting to some of you who will read this (okay, let’s just say that there will be someone who will read this lol) but I really like greasy food those with too much oil like french fries, burgers, and the like. I like to eat a lot of salty food that’s why I’m kind of bloated the past few days. 
 
Although I tried to eat something healthier like eating green salads, fruits every day, but the thing is I wasn’t able to last for a month. I’m not really that determined, and I still don’t have enough self-control to stop eating all these unhealthy tempting stuff around me. 
 
This is getting too long and boring so I need to get to the main point in why I am writing this as of the moment because this year I need to start eating more vegetables and fruits instead of eating junk all day. I want to get fit and be healthy for the future me. Naks! 

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