Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

Lookie! I’ve found something cute!

I’ve learned about Vanilla Cupcake Bakery from my dear friend Cassandra. A few months back, she posted the picture above in Facebook and got me curious at first glance. I wanted to try the place and their food. And I wasn’t disappointed!

White curtains, chandeliers, and dainty furniture in soft colors resulted in one perfect hang out place. With cute and sumptuous looking cupcakes to munch on, I can never get tired of Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. My favorite is their Vanilla Pink, costs less than Php 100.00 per cupcake. Fair price for a store located in the heart of the metro, right? Oh and they have good service too, very nice waitresses!

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery currently have two stores, one in Glorietta and the other one is in Trinoma. I prefer the store in Glorietta because it is way bigger. But both stores maintain the same cute vibe and serve the same cupcakes. They just have bigger space in Glorietta. 🙂

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in Glorietta
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in Trinoma

Thank you Cassandra for sharing this place to me!


I first encountered Samgyeopsal in a South Korean Reality TV show – We Got Married. The couple that I was following then, Hwangbo and Kim Hyun Joong were branded as the Sangchu (Lettuce) couple. They’d always feed each other with these lettuce-wrapped-food which of course got me curious and hungry. And so the craving began, end of story. Hahaha just kiddin’.

Hwangbo and Kim Hyun Joong
Leafy greens

My first taste of Samgyeopsal  was during my last year in college. It was probably around July or so because I vaguely remember that we attended a screening of Eiga Sai in Edsa Shangri La that time. After the movie, one of my friends suggested that we try this Korean dish in Woorijib along Kalayaan Ave, QC. 
It was love at first taste! Grilled pork belly strips dipped first in sesame oil with salt and pepper then lathered with flavorful ssamjang and lastly wrapped in lettuce – Yummy, definitely! According to Wikipedia, ssamjang is a combination of soybean paste, chili paste, and some ingredients. For me, the ssamjang is the determining factor if a certain Korean Resto’s Samgyeopsal is yummy or not. 
Ssamjang (top) and Sesame oil with salt and pepper (bottom)
What makes samgyeopsal more interesting is that you can make it based on your preference. You can add bits and pieces of the side dished to your lettuce wrap depending on your liking!
Sweetened potato and sweetened nuts

Kimchi and Fish cakes

Side dishes

I really got hooked on Samgyeopsal that I’m always bringing friends and family for a pig out. These are the pictures that I got on my friends’ account that documents my Samgyeopsal frenzy. Enjoy!
Friends who started it all: Merii and A.K.

With Clarice Hau
with Ria Jose.
Enjoying the feast
With Mariella, Toni and Joanna
With my Aunt
With JCI friends: Cassandra, Ninna, Ria, & Atty Carlo

GoSakto! Create Your Own Promo

This is it pancit! It’s finally here! The first ever… Create Your Own Promo! Yup you’ve read that right. Globe is totally handing the power to choose and customize to their prepaid subscribers. Yeay!

With GoSakto, you can select the type of promo you want and how long you want it for. Aaaaaaand, you can even name it yourself! Ain’t that great? Well, they had me at the “how long you want” statement. As a globe prepaid subscriber myself, I’ve always had the difficulty of finding the “right” promo for me. I’m a lazy person and I prefer promos with longer validity like 3 or 7 days, sometimes even good for a month. With the Globe’s GoSakto, I don’t need to look for the “right” promo because I can create my own!~ 

Still vague? Allow Xiam Lim to guide you:

I’ve tried this for myself, and I’m really happy with my promo. I named it “Kisisha”. For only P120.00 I get to enjoy Unlimited SMS to Globe and TM and 100 minutes of calls to Globe and TM for 7 days. Awesome right? 

So what are you waiting for? Dial *143# now or head on to and experience the power to choose.