I went to the open house of my friend, Tricia, last Saturday. She opened a new school!
One of my bestfriends in grade school, Tricia Eusebio Hosaka. She has been a pre school teacher for 24 years already! She now has two babies - her new school and her 4th child due on August this year
Tricia and her growing family- Bea, 13 years old and the two younger boys Teo and Pio. She is so blessed!
A beautiful school!! So clean and so bright
The other teachers are her partners
The classrooms are divided into ages ( class levels)
Other parts of the school
Arts and Library
Enrolled kids came over with their parents
They are still accepting students for the upcoming school year starting this june so hurry and register
I was happy to see a security guard and the place is gated for security reasons
As my friend, Teddy Montelibano, says, “Every issue of Rogue, is a work of genius!” I love this issue with the center of the magazine having a special MANILA EATS portion. And Katrina Razon is so beautiful! I thought at first we had a foreign cover!
Mia and Des were familiarizing us with the area and we were saying that it could become like a SOHO of Manila with many quaint restaurants and shops. Hoping to get to try other places in the area.
After lunch, Mia took us to her neighbours both of which are salons. So when you go visit Mia - you can shop, eat and then have your salon day too
In the corner is supposedly ” Manila’s best kept secret” - well not anymore! haha. It is on the left side of Mia’s place and there are no signs - it is in the corner of Matilde and Kalayaan
This is the front of the place
There are only two seats in this place. I had to blur the person in the chair because she got so mad at me for taking her picture. I was not really taking her photo but more of the place. Anyway, it goes to show you that the people who come here really want to be private
I went to get a business card
Robert and Alan are their names
Not sure who was who because I got so scared of that girl - we just left to avoid disturbing the clients. But this guy was very nice - he was happy I took his photo and he was chatting with Mia and Des
On the right side is another salon - Be Beautiful FOR HIM! I thought for him meaning your husband or whoever - but apparently my friend Sam who goes here said HIM means “GOD” :-)
Here is the place. No frills but many many customers come here! The owner did not want me to take her photo, first she said because she was not fixed, then later she even said no more when she found out I was posting this in the internet. She did not want. She told me she was happy already with her present clientelle
The owner is so religious according to Sam. I took her altar under the aircon
This was why we really came! Mia and Des said that they sell yummy snacks and chicharon - so we went to look for it - and the girl took us behind this pink curtain
At the time that we went, there was only this- calamansi juice and peanuts:
Heart2Heart is discovering this area little by little - Barangay Poblacion. Who knows this may one day become like Soho
Thank you to Mia Villanueva for inviting me over to your place
Mia has been selling bags in bazaars and now she has a new home for her bags so people can come over anytime to see her collection
At the same time, her husband, Tommy, has a little coffeeshop where you can relax and have coffee and snacks
This is my favourite!! The Belgian lace cookies!! P185.00 only for this pack and it is so fresh and crispy
Super enjoyed the Bowl of chili!!! and all the sandwiches
Mia please bottle this chili and I will buy Let me know!
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Go upstairs for more shopping
Shophouse 8483 where many others have banded together to create a boutique housing all their lines
Tessa Gomez Coscolluela’s Travel Essentials
Violet Vine - designed by the ex-owner of Mosaic, Anne Marie Saguil
And Olive and Slate by Carmen Romualdez-Santos, Lindy Enrie-Roxas and Yvonne Manahan Camacho
The Souq Organics
Karma Athletics of Vina Concepcion Monasterio
We discovered this yummy gaufrette (wafer crackers in French ehem ehem ) in Rustan’s Supermarket! James loves Praline Noisette ( hazelnut ) and for him to say this is yummy, it must be yummy So I tried it and liked it!!
I went to Rustan’s Makati ( not sure if all stores have this - Shopwise carries Casino too) to look for it and I was so happy it was on sale!!!!! YIPEE!!! I hoarded!! And there is another variety in Chocolat. The prices here are not even the real sale price - The hazelnut came out to P 60.40 and the Chocolate was P 52.50
Second movie by Captive Cinema
Previous entry: At Any Price by Captive Cinema April 28, 2013
The Call now showing in selected theatres
We went to watch the premiere last night at Robinson’s Galleria theatre! A lot of suspense and stress!
Eds was saying Aga Muhlach is there - it was Niño Muhlach! haha!! And I did not know James and Newton knew him from ISM days. I used to follow him when he was a child star
Yahoo loot bag for all those who watched the premiere
Alex and Deeda Revilla
Ari and Enzo who even brought a blanket! Good idea! to cover your eyes haha!!