Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bbq all you can..

Time Check: 2:56pm

My travel buddies, Kamae and Basha was water baptized last Friday, as a celebration we decided to try Charaptor, a new restaurant in Kamagong, Makati (near Sampaloc).

Charaptor is a Barbecue-all-you-can restaurant. It has wide array for foods that you can grill. From squid balls, chicken balls, hotdogs, ham, longganisa, to fish, chicken, Korean chicken bbq, pork, beef, Korean beef bbq, potato, shitake mushroom, banana, chicken liver, isaw, squids and prawns that you can dip in a wide choices of Asian sauces.

You can enjoy Charaptor's barbecue buffet for 290 pesos for lunch (11am to 1pm) and 390 pesos for dinner (6pm to 11pm) including bottomless rice and iced tea.

Another place that was Rixcovered!!!!

Hope you enjoy my new Rixcovery ☺. Until next time *winx*

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lasema Experience

Time Check: 11:41am

With all the stress I had, I think pampering myself is not a crime.

Last two weeks I bought a voucher of Lasema Korean Spa in Metrodeal for 490 pesos.

It's somewhat 50% off of the original price. Package includes and hour massage, you can stay their in 12 hours (you can sleep their since there are sleeping caves available) and enjoy their jaccuzi, wet sauna, Jjimjilbang, and ice sauna.

sleeping caves

As per the voucher you need to call them 3 days before you avail of the promo so they can book a therapist who will give you a nice and smoothing massage.

I was so excited when I enter the spa however, I was shock when I enter the locker area. All guys are naked. I was a little confused why all of them are naked. Then I learned that for hygienic purposes they don't allow visitor to enter the jaccuzi with their underwear because their might be a residue of urine on the underwear.

locker number 49, and my bracelet

sorry I can take a picture of the Korean guys lolz

I have a relaxing experience while I'm inside the jacuzzi however, I need to cover my manhood Lolz. I'm not comfortable also walking around the area covering myself with a towel, well as for the other guest which are mostly Korean, they don't bother at all, they have a lot of this in their country so they are very used to this scenario hihihi so I decided to go to the Jjimjilbang and try the dry sauna. 

Before stepping in the dry sauna, I  signed up for a massage schedule. The dry sauna is like a big oven made of bricks and woods. I lay down on the floor and have my back feel the heat of the floor. It was so relaxing I even doze off.

The other sauna has pebbles on the floor. Although its a little uncomfortable, you can feel pressure on your back if you lay down since the floor is uneven because of the pebbles.

The other one is a charcoal sauna. The temperature inside is higher than the other 2. When I open the door, I know that I can't stand even a minute inside since the temperature is 60 to 70 degrees Celsius.

this is the charcoal sauna

this is where I dose off

this is the sauna room that has pebbles on the floor
Well, if you feel that you have enough of the warm sauna you can try their ice room. It's like a walk-in chiller.

I you feel bored, you can visit their mini library and read books. This is what I'm doing when the personnel called me because its time for my massage.

This is an hour "Hilot". Most of the therapist are female (which is a little disappointing. No offense to the female therapist, but I'm used to very hard pressure when it comes to massage).

ready for the massage ☺
If you want to relax, you can try this place as well. The good thing in this place is you don't need to rush. You can talk all you time since you have 12 hours to enjoy everything.

Lasema Jjimjilbang Spa is another place that was Rixcovered!!!!

Hope you enjoy my new Rixcovery ☺. Until next time *winx*

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Island Adventure!

Time Check: 12:15pm

3 days after typhoon Glenda left the Philippine area of responsibility, my group was so excited to go to Zambales and experience the life in an Island.

Originally our plan last summer is to conquer Anawangin-Nagsasa-Capones Island this July however; we changed our plan and decided to go to Magalawa Island in Iba Zambales instead.

Kuya Mulo (the mysterious sort of like "Kuya" in PBB) was so reluctant to accommodate us in Ruiz Resort because according to him, the resort has not yet recovered from the last typhoon. I relayed the info to the group and they are still eager to go to Magalawa, so as soon as we logout from work we went to Victory Liner, Caloocan since they have a bus with a direct trip in Palauig near Radyo Veritas.

I fell asleep after we left Pampanga stopover. I believe we are in Zambales when I woke up. I'm a bit upset when I checked the window. The sky is dark and rain is still pouring. I have the feeling that it’s going to be a failure however, the gang is so positive. They are laughing while saying "just wait, this will not ruin our trip".

I took my phone and text kuya Mulo if there is a market near the island to buy the stuff we need. (supposed to be we will avail the 1.5k package that includes the accommodation, boat transfer, food, bamboo rafting and snorkeling, but kuya Mulo is hesitant offer the package after the typhoon. Kuya Mulo asked us to buy our own food and check the place first before we decide to stay). His wife ate Bing replied to me and she said we can ask the driver to drop us in Iba market to buy all the things we need.

Iba is so ibang-iba, chars! We decided to eat first before going to Puregold and the wet market to buy the stuff and the foods that we will share in our entire stay in the Island. I was so amused because a kilo of big squid is only 120 pesos and a kilo of Maya Maya is only 150 pesos compare to the retail price here in Manila. We only spend almost 900 pesos for our food and that includes rice and 2 sets of viand for dinner, breakfast and lunch. Very cheap!

We were told to ride a bus or a jeep going to Sta. Cruz  and ask the driver to drop us Palauig near radyo Veritas however, the tricycle drivers offered to drop us at port Luan for 450, it’s a good deal for us because the fare from Iba to Palauig is 27 pesos (for non-aricon) to 50 pesos (for aircon) per head and Tricycle from Palauig to Luan port is 100 pesos per head so I asked the gang to get their butts on the tric so we can start travelling. We need to go on a 20-30 minutes ride in a smooth to rough to a very rough road from Iba to Port Luan. Adventure isn't it? Lolz.

Haggard na face ko lolz
Kuya Mulo's staff are waiting for us at Luan port. As soon as we're stilling comfortably on the boat we headed to Ruiz Resort.

Like what I read in several blog sites about the place, the island was invaded by seaweeds but funny thing is, my companions doesn’t care about it too much.. What amuses them is how clear the water is since they can see what's underneath.

After we unpack our stuff Erin and I talked to ate Bing and gave her what we bought from the market and told her what to cook for the rest of our stay in the island. No time to wasted, as soon as we got back we wore our swimming gear and rushed to the sea.

The water is so clear that you can recognize not only the seaweeds but you can recognize the shells and the starfish. Yes starfish, a lot of them.

Of course like what we always do in most of the place we visited, after appreciating and enjoying the place we took a lot of souvenirs photos lolz.

The entire island doesn't have electricity but they have a generator operating the whole night enough to light the bulbs in the cottages and electric fans. I'm actually waiting for the generator to be turned on because I need to charge my phone and when I check my watch I'm kindda surprise. It’s nearly 7pm and the place is still bright.

This is how bright the island even if its near 7pm
Around 7:30pm our dinner was served, its Adobong pusit, well it seems that the viand is not enough for us because they really love how it was cooked plus it is fresh that is why they are complaining, They said that we should have bought 2 kilos lolz. While we are enjoying the food we are told that if we want to eat fresh seafood the fisherman are selling what they caught every morning in the shore. We want to check it out so that would be included in our "to do" things in that island.

After our drinking session we decided to call it a night since we are also tired and we want to see the sunrise.

Good Morning Magalawa Island!!!!

Lakas maka-series ng photo namin lolz
After buying 2 kilos of fresh squid (I told you we can get enough of the adobong pusit last night) and ask ate Bing to cook it for lunch we already prepare ourselves for bamboo rafting and snorkeling.

While we are on our way to the spot perfect to snorkel, we really can help but to appreciate what we saw below. Big coral reefs, school of fish with different sizes swimming underneath us.

Jeff was the first to dipped into the water and it seems that he is enjoying what he was doing so I followed him. This is my first time to snorkel even if I know how to swim I wore a life jacket since I have cramps.The scene is really different below; if you're a nature lover then I’m sure you will enjoy the corals, shy fishes, and the blue colored starfish. It was a fun and exciting experience.

We still have few more hours to stay in the island, my companions taught me how to make a loom bands hahaha. I made a fishtail and inverted fishtail band... Hmmm the band styles still match our trip, very underwater lolz.

I only have a few pics of the place in my phone, Most of the pics are grabbed from Kamae, Moe, Jeph, Ynoh and Erin... Thanks guys lolz

I hope I can still visit this paradise.

Magalawa Island is another place that was Rixcovered!!!!

For hilarious side of the story click the pic below:


 Hope you enjoy my new Rixcovery ☺. Until next time *winx*

Sunday, June 29, 2014

just a Sip

Time Check: 1:06pm

Back to school for us!

Yep, that is what I read to most of my classmates' post last Friday. And since my schedule is too tight ( work is from 9pm to 6am Monday to Friday and school is from 7am on-wards Tuesday to Saturday (patayan lang) I talked to few of my very close peers to have a meet up yesterday.

Our call time is 9-ish and as usual, I'm always early. I was in Farmer's Cubao around 8-ish so I look for a place to hangout while waiting for them. I can't find a cozy place not until I discovered Sip Milk Tea.

Well to be honest, lately I'm into tea and that is the reason why Sip caught my attention. The place is nice because even if you're waiting for someone you will not get bored. Why? They have free WIFI connection.

The attendants are very accommodating, alert and friendly. I was about to pay for my cold green tea when the cashier told me that they have an on-going promo and if I want to avail their

Buy one and get the same flavor and size for free or other flavor for the same size and value or less than the value of the original drinks you bought.

So aside from the green tea that I paid, I also tried their cold black tea. Hmmm tea day isn't it? Lolz. They asked me if I want to put pearls on my tea however, aside from pearls they also have other options like egg pudding, coffee jelly, caramel jelly, lychee nata and green apple nata available. I opted to have green apple nata.

Funny because it seems that I'm not drinking tea at all. Yep, you can recognize the taste of the tea because it's a bit bitter but because of the green apple nata, there is a sweet after taste.

I will go back to try their Mestizo drinks and their best seller, Cream Cheese Tea. Also, I want to have their apparel. Its so cute lolz.

You can also try their branches at Pearl Plaza, Robinson Galleria, SM Manila, SM Sucat, and if you're in Iloilo you can check out their branch in Plazuela de Iloilo.

Sip Milk Tea, you're......

Hope you enjoy my new Rixcovery ☺. Until next time *winx*

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New journey

Time Check: 3:57pm

Its time na para sumubok ang ibang trip..

Its time for you to see the other side of me, yung di lang puro kalokohan yung may mahihita naman kayo ng kaunti ☺

This time samahan nyo ako sa journey ko upang madiskobre di lamang ang magagandang lugar sa Pilipinas kundi na rin ang mga masasarap na pagkain sa iba't ibang panig nito.

Sama ka ba sa byahe ko? Well, wala kang choice kaya tara na at samahan mo ako ☺