Ramen Shokudo Banawe QC | Restaurant Review

And just like that... January's over!

I think this entry is weather appropriate since it's been drizzling for the past several days ;p We all need a bowl of hot ramen to keep us warm. The following photos were taken at the newly opened Ramen Shokudo along Banawe in Quezon City.

Ramen Shokudo | Quezon City

Ramen Shokudo Tantanmen (Spicy) Php 380

DH has been looking forward to the opening of Ramen Shokudo ever since he spied its signage a few weeks back. The setup of the restaurant is like that of a small, typical ramen house in Japan. There were several chairs in front of the counter where you can see your ramen and everything else that you have ordered being prepared.

Japan Visa Requirements (Updated 2017) | Philippine Passport Holders

In a few months, my family and I are going to spend summer in Japan... yey!

With a lot of ongoing promo fares, more and more Filipinos can now afford to visit the land of the rising sun. Plus, Japan is only 4 hours away from Manila so it is very convenient to mark this country as your next travel destination.

If you are a Filipino passport holder, you might want to check out the step-by-step procedure below on how to acquire a Japan Visa...

Japan Visa for Philippine passport holder

On my first application, I received a Single Entry Japan Visa with a validity period of 3 months. I can only stay in Japan for a maximum of 15 days. When I reapplied late last year, my passport was granted a Multiple Entry Japan visa with a validity of 5 years. That means I don't have to reapply each time I want to visit Japan within the next 5 years. Most importantly, I can stay up to 30 days with each visit.

Anello Nylon Mini Backpack in Grey Beige | How to Spot a Fake Updated (Latest) Version

Anello backpacks (rucksacks) from Japan are so kawaii!

I have been seeing it on my feed for so long that I decided to get one for myself. But where to buy? These knapsacks are so popular here and every where else that there are a lot of resellers who sell counterfeit or knock off versions of the brand.

Japan Anello Nylon Mini(size) Square  Rucksack (Backpack) | Grey Beige (GBE)

Anello Mini Nylon in Grey Beige rucksack (AT-B1492) 4,500 Yen

Luckily, I have a friend who traveled to Japan late last year and gifted me with not just one but two Anello backpacks- Anello Mini Nylon in Grey Beige rucksack (AT-B1492) for me and the other one is an Anello Polyester Kids backpack (AT-H0853) for my daughter.

Star Margarine Fairy Bread | #StarSiKidStarSiMommy

My daughter doesn't like waking up early in the morning but today was different. She was looking forward to prepare her own breakfast before leaving for school. So, what was she so eager about? It's the new Star Fairy Bread pack from Star Margarine!

Star Si Kid | Star si Mommy

I dread school days because I don't have a knack for creating exciting "baon" for my daughter. But not anymore, thanks to Star Margarine Fairy Bread pack, I can turn her snack time into a fun and enjoyable moment!

Mala Tang HK Roasting And Noodle House | Restaurant Review

I love Roasted Duck!

Luckily, I don't have to fly out to Hong Kong to taste authentic Cantonese style BBQ meat deli. There are a lot of restaurants sprouting in my area and one of them is Mala Tang HK Roasting and Noodle House along A. Mabini, San Juan.

Mala Tang HK Roasting and Noodle House | Mala Tang Platter

Mala Tang Roast Platter Php 950

As I was falling in line to order, I noticed one of the postings on the wall- the Roast Platter. The huge platter includes Roasted Duck, White Chicken, Char Siew, Roasted Pork and Seaweeds. DH and I wanted to taste a little bit of everything, the platter was just what we wanted. One order, please!