Sushi Bake | Quarantine Food Trend

Sushi Bake | Baked Maki

My husband was browsing through his Instagram (IG) feed when he stumbled upon the hashtag Sushi Bake (#SushiBake). It's the latest quarantine food trend since Dalgona Coffee. He got curious and asked me about it. Naturally, I went to my social media and asked people to recommend the best baked sushi preferably located in Quezon City.

Sushi Cake from Meatsumo Premium Panay PhP 480 good for 3
Viral Food Trend

I posted a "Looking For Best Baked Sushi" in two Facebook groups that I belong to and I got a lot of recommendations. But first, what is Sushi Bake? And why is it the latest food obsession of the netizens?

How To Lose Weight In Your 40s | How I Did It?

You Are What You Eat

Weight gain is inevitable if you don't watch what you EAT and EXERCISE. When I eat, the extra calories goes immediately to my chubby cheeks, my flabby arms and around the waist area aka love handles... for real!

May 17, 2020

Obesity | Weight Gain

I started gaining weight after I stopped my strict 1,200-calorie meal plan subscription. I gradually gained the pounds that I have lost because I got too excited to eat food again and I didn't bother to exercise.

Soon after that I experienced pain on my left heel every single morning. When I get up from the bed and step on the floor that's when I feel the sharp pain. I endured the pain for months thinking that it will go away but it did not. That's when I decided to see a rehab doctor, the x-ray revealed the cause of pain as calcaneal spur or heel spur. I wrote about it here. One of the causes of heel spur is obesity/excess weight. Operation does not guarantee that it will NOT grow back. The doctor advised me to lose some weight. That was 3 years ago!

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone

Fast-forward to December 2019, I was in a doctor's clinic when I checked my weight- 132 pounds. I was without a doubt OVERWEIGHT. I was struggling to keep my weight off. I know that it's not good for my health but I just keep shrugging it off and continued to put on a lot of weight. 

Now that I realized that it's my fault, I have to act wisely. I need to make some changes and there's no better time than now. I am over and done with costly full meal plan subscription boxes. I want to do it my way this time.

Lakbay Museo Tour | Entrance Fees + Review + Tips + Klook Promo Codes

Lakbay Museo- a walking tour and adventure that lets you explore the various tourist spots in the Philippines in under two hours.

Lakbay Museo | Location & Operating Hours

Lakbay Museo is located inside S Maison mall and thus follows the opening schedule of the mall at 11AM.

with ThatsMackayla

Tip #1: Visit the museum during weekday and if possible, enter during the opening time. You can enjoy the place more. No photobombers!

Lakbay Museo is located at Level 1 in S Maison. Operating hours is from 10AM to 10PM with the last call at 9PM.

Lakbay Museo | Admission Ticket Price

We were the first group to enter the museum. I bought Lakbay Museo discounted tickets via Klook that day. We were able to get in without a fuss.

Birthday Suppliers During Covid-19 Quarantine Manila Lockdown

Celebrating Birthday during Quarantine Period 

When the Philippine government announced that the whole Luzon would be on "Enhanced Community Quarantine" (ECQ) to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), I didn't expect the lockdown would extend until May. Well, unfortunately, it did.

I didn't let the corona virus lockdown dampen my mood when I celebrated my birthday last May 2. I ordered birthday cakes from The Beehive Pastries and Bingecakes. I chose these two cake suppliers because they are strategically located near my residence. Both cakes were picked up by my husband on the day of my birthday.

The Beehive Pastries | Classic Chocolate Cake Junior PhP 350 
(also available in Regular PhP 520 and Party Php 850)
decadent and perfectly moist chocolate cake 

Bingecakes | Strawberry Shortcake 7 inch Junior Php 1000 
(also available in 9 inch round Php 1800)
9" diameter and 4.5" height with 3 layers of light sponge cake. Pink icing made with chopped strawberries and topped with fresh NZ/US strawberries

I also ordered food for lunch from my favorite Cantonese seafood restaurant, Oriental Palace. It has been my go-to restaurant during this pandemic. The first time I ordered, all items on the menu were at 20% off. For my birthday, the promo was down to 10% off but it was still a good deal than nothing. I placed an advance order (April 30) and agreed on a specific delivery time. The food was delivered right on time. Buchi was included as dessert at no additional cost because it's my birthday. The delivery charge is just PhP 50.

Sulyap Bed & Breakfast Gallery Cafe | Casa De Obando Boutique Hotel

When we travel, my hubby plans our itinerary because he manages our budget. He's the one who books flight and accommodation as well while I am in charge of packing EVERYTHING we need in our luggage. It works well every single time.

During our road trip, from Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon to Hidden Valley in Alaminos, Laguna the following day, we needed a place to sleep. Upon searching online for accommodation, my husband found Sulyap Gallery Cafe, Boutique Hotels, and Restaurant formerly known as Casa De Obando Bed & Breakfast in San Pablo, Laguna.

Sulyap Casa De Obando | Room Tour and Review

From the reviews I read online, many suggested to book the room on the second floor. Why? Because it's an old house and the floor creaks when you walk on it. Luck was on our side, we were able to book a room on the second floor. We tried to be considerate to the occupants on the ground floor by not making too much noise especially when we walk around the room.