Exploring Kyoto + Osaka, the DIY Way (Day 5)

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We spent our last day in Osaka at Universal Studios Japan (USJ).  Despite having explored already some parts of USJ the previous day (see related post here), AJ and I still went there early.  We had a quick breakfast at a McDonald's restaurant we found just outside USJ, before starting our day there. The early morning crowd was kinda thick already - even at 9:00 ... READ MORE

Exploring Kyoto + Osaka, the DIY Way (Day 2)

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Day 2 of our trip to Japan last November involved another long commute by train, this time from Osaka to Nara.  We left our AirBnB hostel at 6:00 a.m., and was at Shin-Ōmiya Station a little after 7 a.m.  We had breakfast at one of the few open cafes inside the station. The clue to our destination that morning is in our latte art: Our plan was to spend half-day in ... READ MORE

Exploring Kyoto + Osaka, the DIY Way (Day 1)

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The first 2 days of our trip was spent in Kyoto, and in those 2 days we have to commute all the way from Osaka because of the 'slight' change I had to make with our AirBnB booking.   As mentioned in my previous post, the original plan was to stay overnight in Kyoto (so from the airport we would have traveled directly to Kyoto) and  then move to Osaka on the eve of our second ... READ MORE

Exploring Tokyo, the DIY Way (Day 5)

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On our last day in Tokyo, we took the train going to Odaiba, (お台場) is a popular shopping and entertainment district on a man made island in Tokyo Bay. It originated as a set of small man made fort islands (daiba literally means "fort"), which were built towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868) to protect Tokyo against possible attacks from the sea and specifically in ... READ MORE

AJ’s Cooking

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Text and pictures by my Guest Writer: AJ the Hubby, the Baker (and now aspiring Chef too!) and the Gamer. ******************************************************** Over the past couple weeks I've taken a liking to cooking dinner. I once made a Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken, which I initially paired with rice. I had a lot left over from that, so the next night I cooked a ... READ MORE

Enjoy the good ol’ times with McDonald’s new limited-time offer desserts

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(Press Release from McDonald's Philippines) Care for a throwback moment? Starting August 19, customers can feel nostalgia as McDonald’s introduces two good old-fashioned desserts. These great-tasting and affordable treats will make customers reminisce happy memories and keep them craving for more. Remember the sweet pies and other baked goods that mom or grandma used to ... READ MORE

Fussili with Bacon, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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You all know that I love the the combination of pesto + bacon in a pasta dish.  You can back read on the pasta recipes I've featured in the blog and you will find that these ingredients have been reused so often, hehe! That's because everyone who have tried my pesto bacon pasta think that it is a great meal.  There's a lot of flavors going on in this dish and of course, who ... READ MORE

Nestle All-Purpose Cream Elevates Classic Recipes with #CreateWithCream

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I have not been writing lately about food I’ve created in our kitchen, but that doesn’t mean I have stopped cooking altogether.  It’s just that I’ve limited my cooking to those I know by heart already (most of them have been featured in the blog) so I wouldn’t have to write down the ingredients or cooking steps again. One recipe that never disappoints regardless of the many ... READ MORE