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Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila, Dad’s Day Out

Blessings come in many form, and they come unexpected. <3 Kap is a wonderful & loving dad & he deserves nothing but the very best. We wanted to treat him someplace special because Father’s Day is not a regular day. It’s one day in a year where we salute the man of the house, the head of the family (when the neck doesn’t interfere). It’s a day where we say “THANK YOU” for all the hard work, and “SORRY” for taking him for granted the rest of the 364 days. :P

We were overjoyed & blessed to have been able to take him to lunch at Circles Event Cafe in Makati Shangri-La Manila for Father’s Day. The Father in Heaven always takes delight in Kap because he is righteous & Godly. We have proven it time & again, even at his lowest, Kap always received blessings at the time he would need them the most & he would be able to surpass trials & hurdles because God will always get him out of a rut.

Our kids’ faith remain strong because Kap is a good leader. He walks by faith & not by sight, and our kids tread steadfast in the Lord because Kap walks the talk. From the time they were small, we never missed a day in church. Our weekly dates with God was a priority over anything else. And the rest of the 6 days we spend in fellowship & family prayer. If there is one advice that I can give you in choosing the man of your dreams, it would be to make sure he is a child of God. Because everything good & blessed follows.


Kap is a good leader. He makes sure that we always start our Sundays with a service. Thanking God for blessings big AND small. <3 Our tops are gifts from the kids, dontcha just love them?  Lemon/Tennis printed polo from Adidas. My white linen top with flawy angel sleeves from Criselda. #matchmadeinheaven

Our angel in disguise..


We love you Mica! <3 Thank you so so much! :-*

Our Father’s Day celebration. Dining in style at Circles Event Cafe, Makati Shangri-La Manila..


Circles Event Cafe, Makati Shangri-La Manila

Lobby Level Makati Shangri-La, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati (02) 813-8888


There was a long queue when we got there at 12 noon. I guess everyone wanted to treat the men in life with the very best too! ;) Kap’s cute polo shirt up close.



At Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila, dads took center stage last Sunday. Figuratively, and literally.. in ice sculpture! ;)



Because it was a special celebration that called for decadence, the GOppets all headed straight for the yummy lobsters. <3 Everything at Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila was exploding with FRESHNESS! <3



Yep, my kids definitely know the cream of the crop when they see one haha.



Don’t forget to partake of old time favorites too. IF you still have some tummy space left, that is. ;))




Salmon & rice stuffing in golden brown baked bread. This was interesting & delicious.




That wonderful smile gives me enough reason to smile back. BUT! That gorgeous pan of freshly fried goose liver sure helps a lot. UNLI FOIE GRAS! Only at Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila where everything rich & wicked is overflowing!



King for a day! :P For the remaining 364 days the attention reverts back to me mwahaha! JOKE! (1/2)



Refreshing Iced Tea drinks in Strawberry orange, Strawberry, Dalandan, and Lemon to toast the man of the hour! Here’s to all the wonderful dads out there who work long & hard for the fambam! Included in the lunch/dinner Father’s Day buffet at Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila.



Make sure you leave some room for dessert. Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila makes the prettiest & yummiest desserts! <3



Dilemma. What to choose, and too pretty to eat!

Presenting to you MY happy plates. No shame!


At Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila, DAD is the lucky catch AND the star! Lunch/Dinner for only Php 2,150 on regular (non-holi)days.



LOVE-sters for appetizer? Why not? The GOppets celebrated Father’s Day at Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila where everything is absolutely the freshest.



Slow-cooked Wagyu Rump Beef to get the ball rolling at Circles Makati Shangri-La Manila. Paired perfectly with Truffle Mashed Potato. Match made in heaven.. just like me & Kap! Manly beef for a manly man! Tender & juicy.. parang si Kap. (Pagbigyan, it was his day!) :P



And because I may have eaten more than I should have. Some fruits to make my brain think I’m eating healthy.

Every receipt at any dining outlet last father’s Day gave Dads a chance to play & win an OVERNIGHT STAY at Makati Shangri-La Manila.

46 shots in 3 minutes. 1 point shy of the winning score. But I’m still so very proud of my boys who enjoyed the Father & Son Basketball Shoot Out at Makati Shangri-La Manila.

Make the most out of your weekends by having a staycation in the city with room rates starting at Php 7,800++. Room package includes buffet breakfast for two persons and 20% discount on any Spa treatment at the Spa at Shangri-La. Terms and Conditions apply.

*Ultimate Gourmet Members get an automatic room upgrade

To book a room or for more information, please call room reservations at 813 8888 or email reservations.slm@shangri-la.com


Participating dads went home with a Makati Shangri-La Manila basketball jersey. Not bad. Woohoo team Shangri-La! <3

Time & again, I always say that the place is not important. It’s the people you are with that makes the grade. But hey, once in a while, eating grand ain’t bad, right? Thank you Makati Shangri-La Manila for the love. It’s one Father’s Day celebration we will always look back on with fondness & gratitude. <3


Team GOppets. <3



We treasure each one of the kids’ homemade cards written with so much thought & love put into it. More precious than gold.



Kap tried this shoe on for size one time & the kids went back another day to buy it for him. Good kids, these children of mine. <3

We love you Honey. You will always be our KING. <3

God took the strength of a mountain, 
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun, 
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages, 
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring, 
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity, 
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

– Author Unknown

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