Why Selecta Magnum is the newest summer craze.

I’m not sure why lately I have been seeing a lot of these images posted on my FB wall from friends.

It’s a new product from Selecta, Magnum Ice Cream Bar. Curious , I bought just to know why it has been the talk of the town. There are 3 flavors to choose from. I bought 1 of each. I’ve checked online some says its P50 per pack but we only saw all three flavors available in 711 and as expected it cost a bit higher w/c is P60 per bar.

Classic Magnum, one of the flavors of the new ice cream from Selecta. Vanilla ice cream coated w/ luscious Belgian chocolate.

Another flavor is the chocolate truffle . Also coated with belgian chocolate with rich chocolate flavored ice cream inside. This is actually my personal favorite. The chocolate coating tastes so good but not too sweet.

The last one is the almond Magnum. I didn’t tried it because I’m really not a fan of ice cream and almonds so I had my mom tried it she say nothing special, it tastes like any other Selecta almond flavored ice cream.

So why is its so pricey for a bar of ice cream? I really don’t know I guess I’ll leave it to Selecta to explain why =p

Starbucks and Coffee Bean Planner

I was never a fan of frapp beverage for practical reasons. I think its too pricey for a small drink where in I can buy cheaper yet refreshing drinks for the same amount

However during my pregnancy, for whatever reason I became addicted to starbucks. I’m not sure if its with their drinks or with their stickers =)

I am also not a fan of collecting or using planners before. I’m just not sure why, but this year I got addicted in collecting starbucks stickers and managed to complete 7 sticker cards (thanks to my friends, officemate and family for sharing the stickers with me). Honestly I didn’t like any of the Starbuck planner, but if I had to choose 1 among the 5 design I’d choose the Oak design.

I ‘m really not gonna use the Starbucks Planner I just got it to give as a gift to some friends and relatives. Too bad I wasn’t able to take pictures of all 7 planners all together as I already gave them away before realizing I can make a blog out of it =(

I am currently using the Coffee bean planner. I liked their design and freebies better compared to Starbucks. I’ve just used the February discount coupon of my CBTL planner.

The Largest Floating Bookfair Experience

Having heard that a floating vessel housing almost 5,000 book titles With 400 volunteer crews from 45 different countries at set its anchor here in Manila, my husband and I decided to take a visit and explore this unique lifeboat experience.
M.V Logos Hope is a project of German-based organization Good Book for All (GBA),
Its vision is to Bring Knowledge, Bring Help and Bring Hope.

To start with Entrance fee is only P20.Once you enter the ship you will be directed to sit on their lifeboat deck to give you some information about the ship and what their journey is all about.

Next will be the book fair. A lot of books to choose from. The books are being sold at a very reasonable price. A lot cheaper actually compared to other bookstores. I was happy with the books I bought for my kids. This is what I liked the most from the books that I purchased.

They also sell Logos Hope Ballers, ID laces/tags, pencils, pens and the likes. You may check the images I’ve uploaded you may spot something that you might want to buy.

They’re giving away this cute bag as souvenirs and Our daily bread books. The ID lace is P150 each.You may also want to Donate P50 (this is actually a fixed amount, I was giving them a P100 because I wanted to get 2 MV logos Pin but they wouldn’t accept it, they said P50 is kind enough)

There’s a long line in the payment area. They’re accepting credit cards but there are instances that it’s not working (maybe there’s a problem with the line or connection). I was lucky because when I was near the cashier, they announced that the credit card payments are now being accepted.

After the book fair is the so-called “Journey of Life” They have the story painted on the wall and I asked one of the friendly ship crew to tell its story and had it recorded in video.

Last part will be the International café if in case you got hungry from choosing, reading and gazing from all the books you can see inside. There’s really so much to explore. Definitely a very enriching experience. I’ll definitely bring my kids with us the next time another floating bookstore set deck in manila.

Aaron’s first ever cherry cheesecake

We use to buy home-made cheesecake to one of my office mates. I then moved to a different company while my husband still keeps his position, so I asked him to order cheesecake from my former office mate since I was craving for it. But he said confidently that he can make one on his own sO I challenged him to prove himself

One day he was a bit late from his usual time going home from work, but since I’m use to his situation that he needs to stay behind specially if there were network issue, I didn’t question that alibi.

The truth is, he just dropped by SM supermarket to buy the ingredients, unluckily they don’t have available preserved blueberry products so he ended up buying cherries instead.

He went home and successfully hid all the ingredients inside the vegetable bin. The next day he woke up early and started creating his masterpiece. We actually got a lot of home-made no bake cheesecake online… He just went ahead and improvised and added his secret ingredients, which I will later on reveal.

He placed the cherries evenly and generously on top of the cake and grated my favorite chocolate Cadburry on top. The first spoonful was so heavenly. It was perfect and you know what’s the secret ingredient he added? It’s what you call LOVE. =)