Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You 2013

Grateful for...

Monday, December 30, 2013

What's in a (Business) Name? Veinticinco

A toast... to new hair!
Spotted along Juana Osmeña St., Cebu City

For more amusing business names, please visit Go Random.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Box of Brown Goodness

Dear FTW! Food, Travel and Whatevs,

I received a brown paper bag containing a white plastic bag containing a white box (with "Season's Greetings Mustachio" in curly red handwriting) containing twenty pieces of brown goodness. 

Yesterday I ate four of the deliciously not too sweet brownies and today I am still alive. Thank you Zhequia for not poisoning the brownies. I shall remain a pain on your neck on Twitter.

Your friend in hiding,


Dear Reader na Sweet Lover (reader na hilig ug sweets),

Have a Teaspoon...or a box of brownies! You can order a box of these crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside brownies from Have a Teaspoon (0925 552 2105). Check out what the Teaspoon's baking here.

Your friend in eating,

PS I say the Nutella Crunch sounds good. (I am nuts for Nutella.) I shall try that next time.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Maitre Chocolatier: Heaven and Hell

When my eyes see something tempting, but my pocket sees that something as expensive, my pocket squeezes itself tight to shut out my reckless fingers and I have to walk away with nothing but drool dripping from my mouth. The exact effect of Maitre Chocolatier on me.

When a friend whose big fat sweet tooth draws him to Maitre Chocolatier with me and three more friends as accidental companions, I try and steer him away from the dreaded pocket buster...to no avail. His big fat sweet tooth is waayy fatter and stronger than me.

Big fat sweet tooth drags us straight to Maitre Chocolatier's cake display. Everything looks deliciously similar—all smothered in chocolate. We go for the Chocolate Scones with whipped cream, raspberry jam, and nutella spread; a Nutella mousse cake called Angel's Confection; a Lindt dark chocolate mousse cake called Sweet Ebony; Frey White Chocolate Crepe with fruits; and their bestseller, Golden Euphoria (described as "Ferrero hazelnut crunch cake").

Chocolate scones (left) and Angel's Confection (right)

From left to right: Sweet Ebony, Frey White Chocolate Crepe, Golden Euphoria

Everything is superb (says the very biased chocolate lover—me). But, ahhh, the cakes of Maitre Chocolatier (especially Angel's Confection and Golden Euphoria) are heaven and hell. Heaven to the taste buds. Hell on the wallet.

Maitre Chocolatier
101, Level 1, The Terraces Ayala Cebu,
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
(032) 238 7116
Daily 11AM to 11PM

With branches in Manila and Davao.

Oh how our stomachs rejoiced while our pockets suffered:
Chocolate Scones Php 150
Angel's Confection Php 176
Sweet Ebony Php 182
Frey White Chocolate Crepe Php 185
Golden Euphoria Php 218

Friday, December 6, 2013

Wear a Mustache!

Who wants a mustache on their wrist?

I'm carefully peeling off my mustache so you could wear it on your wrist!
That's how much I like you!
(Please don't mind the drops of blood.)

Or maybe you prefer this instead of the hairy bloody thing?

In order to own the mustache that ticks (the watch, silly, not a mustache with ticks), you just have to do three things:
1. like and share my facebook page
2. follow me on twitter and say hello
3. and complete this sentence: It is time to _______.

For the third requirement, you may be creative, witty, funny, or boring (maybe not). You may answer with one word, a phrase, a poem, an essay, a novel (not!), or a drawing (I would prefer a drawing hehe). Post your answer as your facebook status (please make sure it's public so I can see it) and don't forget to tag mustachioventures.

I will announce the winner on my facebook page on December 25, 2013 (Merry Christmas!)

Looking forward to your answers!

PS Open to Philippine residents only. Because I cannot afford overseas shipping!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wisdom from the Road #10

On being mindful
Don't let your bags take a seat.
There are other passengers, you know.

 For more lessons from the road, please visit Go Learn.