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Lartizan Bakery and Mickey’s Deli

By | Foodie | 9 Comments

Another good recommendation by my brother Mike.  We had lunch today at Mickey’s and the place was full.  We met the owner of both Mickey’s and Lartizan.  It is always nice to meet the owners, even if I just have to tell them what a great job they are doing.    Johnlu Koa of Lartizan (French Baker) was even baking himself!  They had this NO CRUST whole wheat bread which is perfect for me because I always remove that part.  This is the first time I saw it being sold that way.  All the breads of the deli are supplied by the bakery.  They also bake the pizza in the bakery with the toppings coming from Mickey’s.The lady owner of Mickey’s did not want me to take her photo because she wanted her partner, Mickey to be in it too plus I forgot to ask her name.  She was busy helping out…….. And it was good to know that she is a loyal shopper of Rustan’s :-)  Most of their deli items are homemade as Mickey, is a German master butcher. I had the Mickey’s Italian Burger and munched on each and everyone’s order.  Everything was excellent!  Mike was right when he said that the pizza crust was really good.  It is made from fresh ciabatta bread by Lartizan.  They had only one dessert and boy they really made sure that was all you should have….yummy!! What a great combination to have a bakery and deli. 

144 Jupiter st. corner Orbit st., Bel-Air 2 Village Tel #:  899-6923



By | Events and Launches, Hot Off the Press, Travel | One Comment

October 5, Friday 32 Mc Kinley

Congratulations to Liza Ilarde, Editor in Chief of TraveLife Magazine!  Liza was also the Editor in Chief behind one of the top magazines in the country, Mega magazine.    They were one of the pioneers in the industry.  I noticed that when sharing albums with friends, one of the popular subjects is travel photos. People always want to see where you went, what you did and what you ate. Many always ask for travel tips before they leave for a trip.  So this magazine for sure will be very helpful. 

To quote from the Publisher, Christine Cunanan: 
“It’s the only dedicated travel magazine published on a regular basis.  It is written for the Filipino market by passionate Filipino travelers with real experiences and stories to share.  It’s an original Filipino publication that aims to go international.  Apart from Nationwide distribution, we are already available onboard the first and business class cabins and lounges of most major airlines flying out of Manila.  TraveLife is literally going global. ”

For more information:

By | Hot Off the Press, Website updates | 2 Comments

Heart2Heart has found a new home!      


I will maintain my Multiply for personal and private albums so i hope to still see my Multiply contacts at Multiply.  Please bear with the new site.  It may have some glitches and the photos don’t have descriptions yet.

I do hope to count on your continous support in this endeavor.  Please register and sign up.  I hope you can tell your family and friends to sign up as well.

By registering, you will get the emails direct to your mailboxes.  You will still have to check your bulk folders especially for yahoo as they still enter there.  I still need to figure that out. 

It will be easier now to share the blogs with your friends – there is a feature below each blog “SHARE WITH A FRIEND.” 

I have decided to take my blogging to a more professional level as many people have suggested it to me.  Making money is not my main motivation for running this site. My main motivation is to grow and eventually make other people grow with me. It is just an added bonus if I do get people to advertise and support my work. My blog has gained me access to certain events. It has become a high traffic media outlet, and many have considered me as a member of the press.   It has been a very busy yet fun six months since I started blogging.

The ideal part from blogging is the freedom it brings. I write whenever I’m inspired to write. Plus I get to spend my time doing what I love most-taking photos, documenting and sharing it with as many people as I can.  I get to see many new places, new things, meet many people and learn from them.

THANK YOU so much to all my contacts in Multiply and to all of you who have been patient enough to accept all my blogs through your emails.  Sorry for filling up your mailboxes.  I am grateful to those who constantly follow all my blogs and take time out to respond.  And to those who delete and don’t read them, you are still my friends :-)  Just be careful, you might be blogged by paparazzi Rica!  :-)


Working Stiff

By | Entertainment | 3 Comments
Thanks to Rookie and his band, Working Stiff, for entertaining us with such great music. Working Stiff music can be classified as jazz fusion/smooth jazz. Their repertoire includes songs by bands and artists from the 70’s to the 90’s, i.e., songs by Spyro Gyra, The Rippingtons, The Yellowjackets, The Crusaders, Al Jarreau, Gino Vanelli, Eumir Deodato, David Sanborn, Dave Grusin, Bob James, Seawind, Bobby Caldwell, David Benoit, John Tropea, Larry Carlton, Tower of Power, Carol Welsman, Shakatak, Patti Austin, Patrice Rushen, Boy Katindig, etc., etc.

Their first gig was in Magnet Cafe, Katipunan Avenue in May of 2006.
The name of the group is descriptive of its members who all have day jobs but who share a common love and passion for listening to, watching and playing the genre of music they play. They are all Ateneans (at some point in time or another).
1. Mari Cancio (keyboards) – Unit Manager for PRU Life UK
2. Raul Banzon (saxophone) – Sports Trainer
3. Oggie Benipayo (vocals) – Teacher and guidance counselor
4. John Flores (bass) – Graphic/Multimedia Designer
5. Kedy Sanchez (guitar) – Record Producer, GMA 7
6. Rookie Garcia (drums) – Lawyer, Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra.

Watch out for their future gigs:
1. October 6, Saturday, 10 pm, Strumms, Jupiter Street, Makati, 10 pm (back to back with Toy Symphony)
2. October 12, 2007, 9 pm, Sueno Bar, SM, Bacolod
3. October 13, 2007, 9 pm, Moravia Bar, Bacolod
4. October 25, 2007, 9:30 pm, 19 East Bar & Grill, East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa, along South Superhighway


The New Balance “Raising Hope” Activity

By | Events and Launches, Giving Back | 2 Comments

259244773503_0_alb.jpgJoin my friend Anton, owner of Planet Sports and Kids Station,  in “RAISING HOPE” for the Carewell Community Foundation. 

Thanks Anton for always being so generous in helping others. 


Dear Friends:         979784773503_0_alb.jpg

On behalf of New Balance, we would like to invite everyone to join the New Balance  “Raising Hope” activity on October 21, 2007 Sunday at 6:00AM  Plaza Parking Rockwell Center Makati.

Registration Fee is at P100.00 only – majority of the proceeds will go to THE CAREWELL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION —

The Carewell Community FoundationThe Cancer Resource and Wellness Community Foundation, Inc. (CAREWELL) is a nonprofit foundation that provides support, education, and hope to persons with cancer and their loved ones. Believing that caring well for one another is indispensable when traveling the cancer journey- CAREWELL’s resources and services are geared towards facilitating a positive and productive partnership between the persons with cancer, their loved ones, and their healthcare team, thus, reducing the feeling of: unwanted aloneness, loss of control, and loss of hope. 

this is our chance to reach out and share  some of our Blessings with  others….

Thank you very much!    

Anton Gonzalez 


Peter Luger of the Philippines

By | Foodie | One Comment
October 1, 2007 Monday
After numerous attempts to get a seat in Mamou, we finally got to try what everyone is raving about. Thanks to our dear friends, Gary and Alexie for inviting and arranging the dinner. It was nice to meet the owner, Malou. We really enjoyed our dinner. Everything was delicious! And if you are craving for Peter Luger steak, this is the closest you will get in the Philippines. We will be back to try the other dishes on the menu.

Cheese Puffs!!!!!

By | Cheese, Hearty Deals, Yummy! | 2 Comments


One of my favorite snacks when i was a kid was leslie’s Cheese puffs.  I do not know if you remember that snack, but I know my brothers and sisters do because it was our favorite.  It was only P 5.00 for a big big pack and it was soooo….. yummy. After awhile, it disappeared and I was so depressed, I wrote the company to ask them to bring the product back.  About 20 years after, I met Bobby Wong, the owner of Leslie’s and told him about my request and he remembers receiving my letter.  Since I met him, I have been asking him to bring back our favorite snack…..and many years after…….IT IS BACK!!!

I am making ” yabang” that I was given a sample to try during the product development stage and now got a hold of the product before reaching the supermarket shelves.  I have my inside connections – Bobby and Douglas. 

It is not exactly the same as the original one in terms of shape, color and taste, but it is close in terms of taste.  It comes also in a new flavor Butter and Cheese which is on the sweet side and it tastes good too !!!!!

I enjoin all my Heart2Heart friends to try this new product and share in my JOY and EXCITEMENT! Leslie’s is giving 200 lootbags of Cheesy puffs for you.  All you have to do is go to Rustan’s Supermarket Makati Customer Service counter and present a copy of this blog and get your CHEESY PUFFS LOOTBAG!


1.)  First come first serve – for the first 200 Heart2Heart friends to claim

2.)  Present a print out copy of this blog at Rustan’s Supermarket Fresh Makati, Customer Service counter

3.)  Write your name on the printed copy

4.)  Claiming period will be from October 4, Thursday till October 7, Sunday