Monday, October 17, 2016

How I Got Over My Last Heartache

I am writing this because I know there are a lot of people out there whose hearts got broken.

I know it isn't easy to move on just like everyone is telling you to do. I don't even want to compare each heartache. Your pain is not lesser than your friend's or theirs lesser than yours.

I hope to reach out to you in a way and make you feel that you're not alone. That you're not the only person who has gone through this. I know it's hard, but I'm sure you'll get over this.

Before I got to meet Mr. Kulot, I, too, have my share of heartaches. But I did get over them and I am living my life now with my significant other and a cute little daughter. :)

The day some guy left me, I was filled with so many questions.

"What did I do wrong?" "Did he ever loved me?" "Was I just used all this time?"

I feel I deserved to know the truth.

Days passed and I'm not even close to finding the answers. The worst part is I know this was coming, I was just in denial that it would. I forced myself to believe in a "love" that I know never existed.
There were nights I cried myself to sleep, woke up the next day only to find that I didn't get any messages.

I prayed to God, not to bring him back, but to give me enough strength to accept that we were not meant to be. I prayed for guidance and courage to get through this.

I lived my days improving myself.
I know I had to be better because I deserved much better.
That's when it struck me.

"What did I do wrong?" "Did he ever loved me?" "Was I just used all this time?"

These aren't the truths that I should be seeking for.

What I need to see is the truth of my worth.
The truth about what and who really mattered.

When I realized this truth, I was able to see my true value.
It wasn't really a loss. He just didn't deserve me. And I didn't deserve him.

I surrounded myself with people who truly cares. For the first time, I felt like I didn't have to beg for attention. I got promoted. I accomplished greater things.
And all these I got without him.

There were times I wanted to reach out  and tell him how well my life has been doing. But then, there's really no need to do that because he is not a part of it, anymore.

All I could do now to get even with the past is to be better and to always turn to God.
I thanked Him because I know He's preparing me for someone so much better.

It took quite a while to remove him from my system but I eventually did.

Maybe God saw I was ready so He let me meet  Mr. Kulot. ☺

You see, I didn't just moved on with a snap of a finger. It didn't happen overnight. It is a process - a process of forgiveness, healing and moving on. You don't really forget, you will just learn to accept and deal with the pain  until it hurts no more.

You may still be hurting today, but don't worry. You're not alone. Always talk to God and know that He always answers your prayers.

You're stronger than you think. You can get over this.
Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But someday you will.
Someday you will thank him/her for letting you go.

And that someday starts now. ☺

Monday, October 10, 2016

All You Can Eat at Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Buffet 101 International Cuisine, located at City Times Square across Parkmall Mandaue, offers free buffet on your birth month! Yes, for the WHOLE MONTH!! You just have to bring with you three (3) regular "paying" customers so you could avail of the promo.

Since it's my sister's birth month, we have decided to have our lunch there.

I can't say I'm a huge eater (though Mr. Kulot says I am) but I really love to taste different variety of dishes.

Feast your eyes on these delectable dishes! And maybe go visit them one of these days and munch on the real thing, too!
Note that there's still a lot more that I haven't taken photos of.

They have the what I call the "Japanese section".

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Sushi of different kinds!

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Free to choose what kind of noodle you'd want and what you want to be in it.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Kinds of maki
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Different kinds of soup
Then they have dimsum!

Kropek, Fried Wanton, Peanuts, etc!!

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Always steamin' ;)
Then here comes the "ulam" section. :D

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Already full just by looking at these.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Nam nam!
Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Spicy crab!!! ♥
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Different kinds of condiments. You may mix and match depending on your taste preference.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Buffet 101 International Cuisine

For those who are avoiding meat, there is unlimited supply of fruits and veggies for you.

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
These veggies are so fancy! Haha

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Different dressing for your salad.

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Fruit salad and some "greens" for your make-it-yourself salad.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Fruit salad and veggie salad.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Not sure why the shrimp is placed here. 
American or Italian section? I don't know, you decide.

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Make your own sandwich. Fine choices of spreads and even for the bread.

Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Nachos!!! Cheese, onions and salsa available!
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
I love their fries~!! Seemed to be seasoned with pepper, but not sure.
Choice of ketchup or tartar sauce OR BOTH as dip.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
You can even make your own shawarma!
Drinks are also unlimited. There are juices, shakes, soda.. and even draft beer is unlimited!

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Had the Green Apple juice. Just because. :)
And of course! Any international cuisine isn't complete if there are no desserts.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Choco fountain :D
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Candy bar.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Not much of an ice cream lover but I know many people who are.
So hooray for you! Unlimited scoops of ice cream :D

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
You may make your own halo-halo, too.
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Brownies, cookies and cakes!
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
These jellies on shot glasses. :D
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
I want to eat them all!!
And their birthday treat doesn't end there.
The staff would sing and perform a dance number for the celebrant! Haha . :D
They would give a slice of cake and a simple message, too. :)

Buffet 101 International Cuisine

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Let's see if you can check them all :D
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Buffet 101 International Cuisine
Birthday promo.

Buffet 101 International Cuisine

I wasn't able to taste all of the dishes because I was already full.

I'll be sure to come back on MY birth month! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Just Do Eat at BBQ Chicken and Beer

Mondays aren't always blue. And to celebrate this thought, Mr, Kulot and I decided to try another restaurant located at 2nd floor JCentre Mall - BBQ Chicken and Beer.

Cheeseling Chicken - BBQ Chicken and Beer

I remember we passed by the said establishment a few months ago, but that was just to take some pictures of little Akisa.

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We were warmly greeted by one of the staff who was standing outside showcasing their menu. We took our seats and scanned through the menu.

BBQ Chicken and Beer

BBQ Chicken and Beer

BBQ Chicken and Beer
What immediately caught my attention was the Spicy Dduk-bokki. It looks so much like the topokki from Topokki Man. I ordered one while Mr. Kulot is still busy going over the menu.
BBQ Chicken and Beer
Just do EAT!
It took us quite a while to decide on what else to order. Thankfully, the waiter came to the rescue! He asked what our taste preferences are and recommended some dish based on it.

While waiting for the food, I looked around the restaurant. It feels cozy. I love the "brick-designed" walls with a few frames hanging on it. The frames, by the way, contains inspirational and humorous quotes. Didn't took a photo, sorry. It somehow gives a vintage yet an acoustic Friday vibe.
I'd love to have this on the kitchen or dining room :)
If only they're working.... and if only I have my own kitchen. Lol.
However, the music didn''t really complement with that "acoustic-Friday" vibe. They seem to play anything random from pop to Jadine songs. Well, as long as the music doesn't really disturb the whole dining experience, it's fine. :)

Just like any other restaurants, they first served us our drinks - Green Apple Ade.
Green Apple Ade - BBQ Chicken and Beer
Green Apple Ade
It is served in a cute mini pitcher which is good for two people.
BBQ Chicken and Beer
We're not really allowed to drink directly from a pitcher but tonight's an exception.
And oh! Look behind me. Those are the frames I was talking about.
The piquant taste reminds me of the ice candy pop I used to love back when I was a kid. Its flavor seems to make suksuk in my taste buds in a good way.

The next to be served is the Spicy Dduk-bokki which I was so excited to try!
Spicy Dduk-bokki - BBQ Chicken and Beer
Spicy Dduk-bokki
The spicy dduk-bokki consists of rice cakes with sweet and spicy sauce topped with egg and a few strips of nori. It tastes slightly (with emphasis on slight) similar with topokki, only that this gives more of a seafood flavor. The waiter said it's a bit spicy.. but it's very spicy for me! XD

Next came the Paris Chicken.
Paris Chicken - BBQ Chicken and Beer
Paris Chicken
I have to apologize I couldn't give much of an informative review over this dish. Though I feel the meat is flavorful (as what Mr. Kulot said), my tongue is still suffering from the spiciness of the dduk-bokki.

The last to be served is the Cheeseling Chicken.
Cheeseling Chicken - BBQ Chicken and Beer
Cheeseling Chicken
My taste buds were quite relieved now so I was able to taste this one very well. Its taste isn't something too far from ordinary fried chicken but what makes this different is the cheese flavor added to it... through cheese powder!

Well, I love cheese but I'm not a fan of cheese powders. So I removed the skin and just enjoyed this dish. :)

Oh! And I had to commend the salad as side dish! It's nam nam!

BBQ Chicken and Beer
Big eater!
Mr. Kulot and I had a very fulfilling dinner. We weren't able to finish everything so we brought them home to share with the rest of the family.
BBQ Chicken and Beer
I look so happy *and full* here. Parang nanalo lang? Haha!
So what to do to celebrate?
Do EAT at BBQ Chicken and Beer👍