Soi - Eat Thai, Love Thai

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Makati, being the center of almost everything hip and modern in Metro Manila, is always the number one choice when it comes to meeting up with friends either from the province or from abroad.  This city has everything if you want to live the palatable life of the rich and famous. 

So when my friends from Davao asked me where we'll meet up for dinner, I suggested a restaurant somewhere in Glorietta.  

While we were going around looking for a place to eat, I saw this small yet chic restaurant adorned with red, pink and purple lamps hanging from the ceiling.  And I thought that this place feels cozy, sophiscated yet unpretentious.  That's when I fell in love with Soi. 

Look at the lamps! Sooo chic! 

The fried spring rolls were so good but it was brought to perfection by their special tomato-inspired dip.  

The dish that satisfied our discerning palates? Nonetheless, Seafood Curry! It was not the kind of curry that makes you stop eating at first taste because the right amount of spicy kick in it just entices you eat even more. The next thing you know? You're done with the whole plate.  

The chicken satay made my heart do cartwheels in excitement!  I even forgot that I was with my friends. It was like me and my satay.  I was so engrossed! The chicken meat was tender and juicy.  If you come to think of it, its not even a hotdog but it deserves every single adjective I said earlier.

Soi was worth the try and a little less expensive than Simply Thai.  So when in Glorietta? Drop by Soi! Its another Thai treat we all deserve! 

How To Activate The Dictionary Function of iOS7

Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 0 comments
I was trying to write a blog post earlier through my phone and I was quite surprised because whenever I try to define the word, the definition does not seem to appear.  

Eventually, I figured out that you have to activate the dictionary function if you have just upgraded to iOS7. 

Here are steps:

1.) Double tap the word you want to define. 

2.) Click DEFINE. 

3. Go to Manage on the lower part of the screen. 

4.). You will then be directed to the part where you have an option on either activating the following dictionaries.  I clicked the first three because these are the most common ones. 

What is nice about it is, if you are trying to learn a different language then you have an option of either activating its dictionary. Cool right? 

And now you can define all the way! 

Let me know if this helps or not. 


Post-Beer Gelato at Caffe Ti-amo

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After work, all I wanted to do was scream "TGIF!"  But I was not able to do it because there are better things worth shouting for like "Scrap Pork Barrel!!!!"  I'm sure that's what everyone's doing as they march along Ayala Avenue.  I am proud of this scarce population because they are brave enough to voice out their dismay and anger on the widespread corruption in the goverment. I was not able to join them but my prayers and thoughts are with them because I am a tax payer and I deserve the right to know where my taxes go. 

Like all good Fridays, it has to end with a bottle of beer. Take note - just a bottle!  I was actually fighting for all the other evils inside me because I was so tempted to smoke.  The last time I did it was at the Cosmo Bachellor Bash 2013.  However, I was not able to fight the urge to order my favorite House Crispy Sisig.  Let pork be my guilty pleasure for now.  

Our favorite server, Gerson, was so happy to see us.  He said we've been away from Namnam for almost a month and we haggled because we were gone for two weekends only.  But honestly, we stopped counting.  

This is Gerson pouring my cold glass of beer with so much love.  He's always the nicest.  He makes all of us feel like we're VIP's. 

After that bottle of beer, I was craving for something sweet and the good thing was Honey felt the same way.  Being my partner in crime, I am happy that we seem to like and dislike the same things. So arguing on where to go next does not involve grappling like the ones you see on  a UFC fight night.  

We really thought of Gelatissimo but when we got inside Greenbelt 5 and was drawn to Steve Madden and Mango, our feet brought us to this gelato cafe - caffee Ti-amo.

I ordered my personal favorite pang masa dessert - blueberry cheesecake gelato. There were a few flavors that I tried but thought that I'd go for predictable and safe.  

I was enjoying my gelato under this small tree while Honey kept tinkering on her phone - our way of socializing. 

We decided we had to go home because her battery has only
3% left.  iPhone battery has always been a bubble-burster. 

We ended the night very early because we thought that another good way to enioy the Friday was to talk while lying down on the bed.  

And then I turned my back on her and started snoring.