Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Magnum Manila ice cream experience!

I missed the media preview of Magnum Manila because it happened during my dad's wake. That said, I only got to actually try it last Monday night with hubby and friends.

Magnum Manila SM Aura Review
There were still a lot of people in Magnum Manila at around 8pm on a Monday night.

Magnum Manila SM Aura Review
When you go to the door, you get two choices: make your own Magnum or order plated items. You cannot sit inside the cafe if you're not ordering any plated items.

Magnum Manila SM Aura Review
The interiors are really luxurious, all decked out in brown and gold. Even the decors are made of chocolate!

Magnum Manila SM Aura Review
Check out this painting... it's made entirely of chocolate. You can smell it!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee Mix!

I love how there are so many yummy and convenient imported food/drink items are becoming available here in the Philippines. For today, I'm sharing my Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee experience.

Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee review
Oh yes! You can easily make Starbucks Iced Coffee at home with this convenient 2-in-1 mix made from 100% Latin American arabica beans and sweetened with a touch of cane sugar. Each pack containing 5 sachets is sold for P250 at all Starbucks stores.

Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee review
The problem I usually have with iced coffee, well not problem, more of an inconvenience, is that I always need hot water to "melt" the coffee first before adding ice. Surprisingly, according to package directions, you can mix the Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee powder into cold water or milk. Now that's convenience! I used a measuring cup to make it because I needed 240ml of either water or milk and I wanted to be exact.

Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee review
I tried mixing it into ice cold semi-skimmed milk the first time. The powder is so fine it instantly dissolved upon contact with liquid.

Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee review
I hadn't even started stirring yet!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guam Zoological Botanical and Marine Garden a.k.a. Guam Zoo

During Holy Week last year our whole family was in Guam. One of the places we visited was Guam Zoological Botanical and Marine Garden, also known as Guam Zoo. It's been around since 1977. I know this post is a year late but since we aren't going anywhere this Holy Week I thought I might as well share the experience just in case anyone is travelling to Guam this summer.

Guam Zoological Botanical and Marine Garden
Guam Zoo is located right behind Holiday Resort along Tumon Bay in Guam.

Guam Zoological Botanical and Marine Garden
It's a petting zoo, so it means you can feed the animals and even touch some of them. You buy animal feed for about a dollar. It's good for almost everyone, lol.

Guam Zoological Botanical and Marine Garden
You can drop food onto funnels like this one.

Guam Zoological Botanical and Marine Garden
Even big animals like this Carabao will eat them.

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