November 18, 2017

Templo Modern Szechuan

If you're craving for authentic Chinese food but hates the traffic in Binondo Chinatown, I suggest you try Templo Modern Szechuan located in Banawe, Quezon City. 

Templo may have a small space but it does compensate by offering flavourful fusion of Chinese food we all love. 

The menu features a variety of Chinese dishes that uses high quaity ingredients. To name a few, Empire Abalone Stew, Sweet and Sour Kurobuta Pork, and Szechuan Saikoro Beef Sausage, Ginger Shrimp with Taopao, Empire Seafood Roll, and Halibut Chong Qing Style Soup, Pork Ear Vinaigrette in Coconut Milk, Special Spicy Chicken Liver, Black Chicken Soup, Crispy Xiao Long Bao, Golden Squid Ink Hakaw, Salted Egg Buns, and Salted Egg Kuchay Dumplings. For desserts try Templo's Signature  Milk Tea, Avocado and Milo Coated Ice Cream.

The #Mendiolables had the following during our visit, Hakaw, Beef Lettuce Fried Rice, Yang Chow Rice, Szechuan Saikoro, Szechuan Sliced Pork, Garlic Spare Ribs and Salted French Beans.


55 Dapitan Street Corner D. Tuazon, Brgy. Lourdes, Quezon City
Open from 11:00am – 10:00pm
Number: 0926 062 6228

November 17, 2017

Pyro Fest 6

The Brightest Christmas celebration was just unveiled as SM City Clark and SM City Pampanga a kicked off Pyro Fest 2017 at SM City Clark’s The Meeting Place. which started in 2012.

Guests, shoppers, media and all expectators were amazed when the sky was filled with colorful and creative display of fireworks.

Pyro Fest will entertain people with four shows - November 17 (Asia's Pop Treasure), November 18 (Europe's West End Secrets, November 24 (America's Hollywood Tales and November 25 (Latin American Nights)


Tickets are sold at P100 at the mall's selling booth at the main atrium or at www.smtickets.net.

#SMCityClarkPyroFest6  #FollowTrendsFollowSMClark  #EverythingsHereAtSM #SMSupermalls

November 16, 2017

Lights Shows in Singapore

My family and I were able to see dazzling display of multi-coloured three lights shows in Singapore. Thesee include the stunning Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay, The Merlion at Imbiah and at Marina Bay Sands (I can't find the video file though).

All these Singapore light shows are free for all to watch and make great entertainment for all the family so don't forget to put it as to do list when in Singapore.


Merlion Light Show in Imbiah (Sentosa)


Gardens By The Bay, near Marina Bay Sands

November 15, 2017

Belmont Hotel

Due to Asean Convention classes and offices in Manila were cancelled and it was a perfect opportunity for us to use the overnight accommodation of Belmont Hotel which I won at Pasay Tourism Event raffle last . Thanks to Joy Felizardoand her sister-in-law for this invite.

What we like about Belmont:

1. Near Marriot, Resorts World and Mcdo (very near, lol!)
2. Very accommodating staff, namely Kristoffer of the front desk and Jana Agustin of Cafe Belmont.
3. Gym, steam and sauna room.
4. Fast and unlimited Internet connection

The swimming pool, which is located at the roof deck, is a bit small and was too crowded so we weren't able to swim at all. It's also a bit taxing for guests who has difficulty walking to go to the pool because the elevator is up to 10th floor only then one must climb series of stairs.

The room and the bathroom may be small but it was clean so it's okay. We were not able to sleep in the afternoon as the cellphone of the other guest beside our room kept vibrating. It took several calls within 3 hours before our concern was given attention. The hotel manager only went up to check the matter when I urged the telephone lady to ask the manager to go up and check our room.  Miraculously the cellphone just stopped as soon as the hotel manager came into our room, probably the battery was drained.

Do the Mendiolables recommend Belmont Hotel? Yes, if you want a place near the airport and if you have more money to burn. Otherwise, you may opt to go to other nearby hotels that offer lower price but better facilities.



Belmont Hotel
Address: Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City, 1309 Metro Manila
Contact number:(02) 318 8888

November 14, 2017

View Park at 10

Today is the celebration of View Park Hotel's 10th Year Anniversary and I'm happy to be a part of this warm and homey place. My family and I have many wonderful moments with View Park starting in 2014. Since then whenever friends and relatives asks for what hotel to go to in Tagaytay, I always recommend View Park Hotel. Why we love VPH? The place is relaxing, the food in Siglo is delicious, the people are warm. Plus, weekend performances by Acoustic Impressions is great!


Viewpark Hotel is just an one-hour drive from the metropolis.  It is one of the most affordable yet elegant hotels in the heart of Tagaytay City and accessible to the city's famous tourist spots such as Picnic Grove, Tagaytay Highlands and the peak of the city, the People's Park or the so called Palace in the Sky.

View Park Hotel Address:
3500 Calamba Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay City, 4120 Tagaytay City

Phone SMS (0922) 885 1516; (0917) 544 6396; 
(Viber) (0999) 883 9460 
Telefax (02) 584 4090 or (046) 413 0862
Email inquiry@viewparkhotel.com
Website http://www.viewparkhotel.com

Public Transit From Manila:
- Take SLEX (South Luzon Expressway). From Sta. Rosa Exit, turn right on the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. As you reach Tagaytay Rotonda, please turn left. View Park Hotel Tagaytay is located just in front of Picnic Grove Park.

November 13, 2017

Ate Coy's 50th Birthday Celebration

Ate Coy and I aren't biological cousins but it feels like it. Ate Coy is the wife of my cousin Kuya Virgil so it follows that she and I became cousins by law. It doesn't just stop by law, Ate Coy and I became very close since she married Kuya Virgil. She just turned 50 yesterday.

Ate Coy's 50th Birthday Celebration was spent with her elementary and high school friends at Tipanan last Saturday. John and I were invited by Ate Coy and were actually surprised that we didn't feel out-of-place. We enjoyed the night as the golden girl and her friends danced and sang the night away.



"There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 – except people reminding you about it."
- Melanie White

"When you’re 50 and wake up without any aches and pains, you know it’s going to be a good day."
- Melanie White

"There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 – except people reminding you about it."
- Melanie White

"In your 20s: Looking for your perfect match.
In your 50s: Just happy if your socks match."
- East of Sweden ‏@mybigblondelife

November 12, 2017

Percia's Store

It takes me a lot of time before buying clothes because I'm choosy when it comes to kind of fabric used. Plus, I'm a very practical person. I make it sure to visit the shops, physical stores to see and feel the product before spending that hard-earned money. It was my first time to try an online store last month when I saw this cute floral, off-shoulder top at Percia's Store


At P330.00 only, why not! This top is Free Size (Fits Small to Large frames) This is what I wore at Universal Studios in Singapore because I still wanted to look pretty despite the adrenaline rush in riding monster machines at USS.




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Please message Percia privately for your queries and orders.
http://perciasstore.ezystore.net/ and https://www.facebook.com/Perciasstore/
Globe: 09151135941

November 11, 2017

Mcdo's National Thank You Day At SM Supermalls

Mcdo in collaboration with SM Supermalls will bring delightful happenings for the whole family.  They started at SM Megamall where parents, children, lolo, lola, tita and tito had fun with the activities in different booths, namely, Slide and Climb, Card Making Contest, Hugs and Kisses, Stripes Run, among others.


The #NationalThankYouDay will tour at SM Megamal and SM Faitview on November 11 and 12,  SM MOA on November 18 and 19. And will culminate at the SM National Thank You Family Fun Day at SM MOA on November 26.

All Mcdo stores located in 47 SM Supermalls will give a free Sundae Cone for every purchase of a Happy Meal from 3pm to 6pm.

There will be Pinoy Thanksgiving at SM from November 20 to 26, Thanksgiving Parade on November 24 to 26, and Mass on November 23 at select SM Suoermalls.

For more details on #NationalThankYouDay, visit www.smsupermalls.com



November 10, 2017

Disney's Tsum Tsum Christmas Tree Unveiled at SM City North Edsa

It was a fun-filled night as Disney's Tsum Tsum Christmas Tree was unveiled at SM City North Edsa! Mickey and Minnie and the rest of the well-loved characters in the Disney's Tsum Tsum  animated Youtube shorts are  featured in a gigantic 45-foot Christmas tree!

To complete the Tsum-tacular Christmas Village, winter town and park setting with train display is available for shoppers to enjoyuntil January 7, 2018 at the The Block Atrium,  SM City North EDSA. 


Celebrate magical season with your family at 65 branches of SM Supermalls nationwide.
 For more details,  https://www.smsupermalls.com/smagicalchristmas/

November 9, 2017

Gelare Airless Ice Cream from Australia

Gelare airless ice cream from Australia is now in the Philippines as they welcomed media, bloggers and guests at their flagship store, located at the 3rd level of Uptown Mall n BGC.

Gelare is an Italian word for the final step in the process of making ice cream which means “to freeze” or “congeal.”

What makes Gelare a better ice cream? #Gelare is an airless #icecream from #Australia, unlike other regular ice cream that contains 50% air. Meaning you get your mney's worth because you're eating 100% ice cream not 50% air and 50% ice cream. 

Considering that I'm not into ice cream, I like most of their ice cream because my throat didn't react negatively. I usually get sick everytime I eat ice cream but not with Gelare. I personally prefer their dairy-free & vegan ice cream line. that's clean tasting, smooth and 100% lactose friendly. My favorite is the Lemon Lime and Lychee Lane Sorbet. For ice cream, I'd say, you have to try Macadamia Nut, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Honey Malt Crunch and Strawberry. 

They also offers all-day breakfast and desserts and coffee.  I got to try Waffle & Buttermilk Chicken with Gravy (P329) created by Chef Aileen Anastacio for Gelāre Manila. The waffles are cooked upon order with their unique waffle base made from natural ingredients served with cream and their signature maple syrup.

Personally, my favorite would be the Waffle with Honey Malt Crunch with Affogato of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.


About Gelare

Founded in Australia in 1986 by Mr. Farid Torabi, Geláre with over 50 branches spread across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The  store offersits famous ice cream, waffles, pancakes, hot beverages, smoothies, and light breakfast menu. WhitePlates Inc.  brought  Geláre in the Philippines.

3/F (Veranda) Uptown Mall, 9th Ave. corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio
Operating Hours: 
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 am to 10.pm
Friday - Saturday 10.00 am to 11.00 pm
Facebook: @gelareph
Instagram: @gelareph
Website: https://gelare.com.

November 8, 2017

Very Moa Christmas

It was a rainy-happy night at SM MOA as they unveiled their giant Christmas tree during the Very Moa Christmas event. The highlight of the event was the lighting of the 50-ft Christmas tree and the show stopping performance of Acrobat Troupe.

The crowd, kids and adults alike, were surprised when balloons dropped. Some of ballons has stickers with corresponding prize from SM Supermalls Brands and Partners.

There was also a meet and greet with Santa Claus, which my sister and I enjoyed. Santa remembered me from last year's event and he invited us to immediately line up for photo op with him and the pretty elves.



Celebrate magical season with your family at 65 branches of SM Supermalls nationwide.
 For more details,  https://www.smsupermalls.com/smagicalchristmas/

November 7, 2017

Super Heroes Cafe in Singapore

If you're a DC babe or dude, the spot you must vist for dining is Super Heroes Cafe in Singapore. They servep fun and delicious food themed on the much-loved characters of, of course none other than DC.

Chill out and sip the exotic Wonder Woman tea, The Flash espresso, Green Lantern salad, Dark Knight charcoal-black-bun burger, The Flash Lightning Linguine and “just desserts” from the Joker.

You also get to buy apparel, accessories and gifts to unleash the DC super hero within you. My husband enjoyed his cupcakes and coffee at Super Heroes Cafe in Singapore.



Super Heroes Cafe
2 Bayfront Avenue, Bay Level, 01-03,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Open · 11:30 – 23:00
Tawgi:+65 6688 7610

November 6, 2017

Lazada Online Revolution 2017

This years Lazada Online Revolution, entitled Shop the Universe, will get your hands on almost anything and everything that you need in the worlds of Electronics, Fashion, Home and Appliances, Health and Beauty and more!

This year, LAZADA is doing an Online Revolution in full motion, as the traditional month-long mega celebration is offering new items and new deals, starting November 9, 2 days earlier, to give the customers more leeway and options to shop at the best prices, to December 12.

Alibaba's SIngle day (11.11) will be available through the Taobao Collection, where digital goods such as prepaid load, mobile data and restaurant and lifestyle vouchers are also available at 5% off.

Cherry Mobile OnRev Smartphone for ony Php999, Olay Night Ritual at  Php999, and Casio G-Shock waych at Php2,995.

The 11 Peso deals and flash sales every two hours, includes Matrix microwave oven for Php1, 999, A7Sports camera for Php439, Mamypoko Extra Dry Skin Tape Diapers (30pcs) for Php322.

Browes and shop without being charged for data consumption using Voyager Innovations. This is in collaboration with Freenet.

Get additional discounts by signing-up for a PayMaya account and enjoy additional 20% off (maximum discount of P400) with the code PYMYNOV upon checkout for the whole month of November.




Visit www.lazada.com.ph/online-revolution/ for more detail on Lazada Online Revolution.

November 5, 2017

Madame Tussauds in Singapore

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in London. It has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. My family and I got to visit Madame Tussauds in Singapore where I met my favorite Oprah and my futire husband Brad Pitt in wax form (lol).


Madame Tussauds 
Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099700
Open from· 10:00am to 6:00pm
Contact Number:+65 6715 4000

November 4, 2017

TLC FEST 2017

TLC, Southeast Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle channel, just celebrated its biggest festival of the year, heading the celebrities was no other than The Cake Boss - Buddy Valastro.  

Last year, more than 100,000 Filipino fans thronged the festival. This year’s edition, themed “Go Lokal” was a celebration of all things Filipino, as they showcased the best that the Philippines has to offer! 

The festival kicked off at 10am on Bonifacio High Street. So may people actually lined up as early as 7am to revel in gastronomical experiences, timeless entertainment, and a stellar celebrity line-up!

Comedian Eri Neeman once again hosted the event. Also presernt were Celebrity Chef Luke Nguyen, Patty Lee and Sharon Huang – two vivacious new hosts from TLC’s Fun Taiwan series. 

Ramon Bautista, RA Rivera, Jun Sabayton, Lourd De Veyra and Angel Rivero from Discovery Channel’s You Have Been Warned Asia, as well as Troy Montero from Worst Vacation Ever, also joined in the fun. Ely Buendia dominated the evening at the main stage as he performed for the crowd.


At last year’s festival, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro received such an amazing Filipino welcome that he’s back for more so let’s show him the love! Prepare your piping bags and bring your Filipino flair to dress your favorite local pastries at the festival’s cake workshop – you never know, “The Boss” might just swing by. Episodes of the latest season of Cake Boss 9 will premiere on November 15, Wednesdays, at 9pm, on TLC Philippines.

Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen will also be at this year’s festival to dish out cooking tips and share his latest gastronomical escapades from Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia. Episodes from the show air November 13 to 16, Monday to Thursday, at 6.15pm, on TLC Philippines. Chop, slice and sauté your way into the TLC Kitchen. Tickle your taste buds and transform your well-loved Pinoy dishes into something fresh and exciting with our TLC chefs at this cooking workshop. 

Pinoy pride takes center stage at this year’s festival with three exciting zones – Kanto Kultura, Byaheng Bayan and Street Sarap – uncovering Philippines’ unique culture, arts and cuisine! Immerse your senses at Kanto Kultura and soak in the sounds of Tambayan Tunes. At Byaheng Bayan, support local and explore Shop Lokal (Tiangge), an Asian night market-inspired area featuring a variety of artisanal and artistically made products crafted by local merchants and creative entrepreneurs.

Art experts at Rosas Atbp taught how to mix and match different flowers to create floral headband – perfect headwear to capture that awesome instagrammable moment! 

This year’s festival also brought together a taste of various artisanal delights at Street Sarap, where Filipino foodies were treated to specially made, locally-inspired yet modern dishes and treats.

November 3, 2017

Madame Tussads Singapore

Madame Tussauds Singapore is a wax museum and tourist attraction at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore. It officially opened on 25 October 2014 as the seventh Asian branch of the Madame Tussauds chain of wax museums worldwide

The wax museum features many wax figures of notable political icons, famous superstars, sports icons and others, World Leaders - Mao Zedong, Nelson Mandela, Sir Stamford Raffles, Yusof Ishak, Mahatma Gandhi, Sukarno, Lee Kuan Yew and wife Kwa Geok Choo, Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, Goh Chok Tong, Lee Hsien Loong, Narendra Modi. In sports - Cristiano Ronaldo, Sachin Tendulkar, David Beckham, Feng Tianwei, Lewis Hamilton, Muhammad Ali, Rudy Hartono, Sebastian Vettel, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Yao Ming. Film - Daniel Craig as James Bond, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Michelle Yeoh, Huang Wenyong, Jack Neo, Zoe Tay, Gurmit Singh as Phua Chu Kang, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan. In music - Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Teresa Teng, Jay Chou, Dick Lee, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, One Direction, Sir Elton John (temporary), Justin Bieber (temporary). Fiction characters - E.T. and Spider-Man.


November 2, 2017

Lite Premium 16-in-1 Health Drink

Indigestion is one of my problems when travelling. People of all ages and of both sexes are affected by indigestion. Common causes of indigestion includes excess alcohol consumption, eating too much meat, use of drugs that may irritate the stomach, such as aspirin and other pain relievers, emotional problems, such as anxiety or depression.

In my case, napadami lang talaga ang kain ng spicy foods sa Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. I can't "go" sa ibang lugar  so I make sure to bring Lite Premium 16-in-1 Health Drink for an easy go in the morning. 


In Indonesia



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November 1, 2017

Petronas Twin Towers

Our trip to Petronas Twin Towers was cut short because we enjoyed Legoland and stayed longer than what we planned. Our online booking also had some problems. We were supposed to leave Legoland by 12nn but the bus we booked left at 7pm. 

At the bus, we also had problems with seating arrangements. We arrived very early and was able to seat in front but we were told to seat at the back. Good thing there was a Malaysian who can speak English well. He assisted us and was given a better seat.

My husband and Jesu Dasan had conversations all throughout the bus ride. When Jesu learned we were just there to see Petronas he was kind enough to offer us a ride to his van. It was a 45 minute drive from the bus station to Petronas. Jesu didn't asked for a single ringgit. God is great by sending us Jesu. If not for him we would have gone straight to the airport and missed Petronas Twin Towers.

We arrived in Petronas at almost 1 in the morning.  Good thing the guards allowed us to take some photos and quick videos for this vlog even if the towers is closed by 11pm.

If you plan to tour Petronas Twin Towers and the nearby tourist spots, I suggest you hire a tour guide so you can visit as many places as possible in one day.



Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad's vision for Malaysia to be a global player. Together with master architect Cesar Pelli, the international icon powerfully captures the nation's ambitions and aspirations.

“ As an internationally recognised landmark, 
the PETRONAS Twin Towers symbolise the courage, ingenuity, 
initiative, and determination, energy, confidence, optimism, 
advancement and zest of a nation. ”
- Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003)

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur (estado),
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours Open: 09:00am – 11:00pm
Contact no:+60 3-2331 8080