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My First Christmas Party with the Gang

It’s my first Christmas party with the gang & I was super excited to be part of its merriment. As is expected with any bloggers event, umaapaw ang FOODS! And drinks. And everything else!

Because we knew there would be an abundance of food, Kap & I decided to have t-shirts made for everyone as our christmas gift kaysa pagkain. The Pickiest Eater came up with this logo..


Kain at Tulog.. life’s sweetest & guiltiest pleasures! 2 things Kap & I most certainly love to do. Thank you KTG for adopting us into your fold & taking us along your many foodie adventures! <3




Here’s another one by Chuckie with FRANNY & PAUL, and Gerry, photoshopped in! ;)) Missing: Jane Chua of Between Bites.

We also had a monito/monita which again, RICHIE so cleverly thought of & used this app to generate our “baby” –> you might want to use it for your party too as it’s so fun & modern. Sakit sa ulo free na, may wish list pa na bonggang-bongga!

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I’m so happy I got my baby SUMI of THE PURPLE DOLL for my Monita. I love her dearly! <3


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What we got: Kap requested for a naughty statement shirt. And that’s precisely what he got from Nines! :P I requested for a butt pillow because my chair is hard wood. Masaket sa pwet. Jerwin, Sumi’s better half, got me a floral pillow.. sweet & dainty.. LIKE ME! ;)) Meanwhile, I got Sumi a baking pan from Gourdo’s because she loves to bake & cook. Happy all around! <3

Here are some of the wacky photos we had at the very fun christmas party, #KTGXmasF1Hotel..

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From L-R: The Bossman, BYAHE NI JUAN book author JC LIBIRAN who gave the opening prayer, Mr. TONY CO of F1 Manila, and our beloved Pau Esmedilla marketing man of F1 Hotel. <3


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Happy to have met THE SOSHAL NETWORK (L) Camille & Vivian, and had an uber fantastic time with the gang (R). <3  



Table 1: Pasensya na ngarag ako that day so cropped ang mga group photos ko. Plus my macro lens is for food only kaya hindi kami magkasya! Sorry pohwz!



Table 2.



Table 3.


Our party wouldn’t have been as fun without our sponsors so please allow me to thank them profusely for their generosity! Because there were 30 Bloggers in the group, KKS talaga (kana-kanyang sponsor) so not only did we eat a lot, but we also got to bring home a lot! THANK YOU SPONSORS! <3

F1 Hotel Manila



Instagram: @f1Hotel

Mr. TONY CO of F1 Manila for the cheerful holiday spread at the TITANIUM Function Room.

F1 Hotel’s Buffet Spread: Salads and Cold Appetizers of Roasted Eggplant Canape, Tomato Mozzarella and Pesto Bruschetta, Devilled Eggs, Cheesy Potato Salad, Mixed Greens with Condiments and Dressings. Cream of Vegetable Soup. Hot Dishes of Pan Seared Cobbler in Lemon Caper Sauce, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, Braised Pork with Tomato & Garlic, Buttered Vegetables, and Steamed Pandan Rice. And dessert of Banana Cream Pie, Bread and Butter Pudding, and Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter

F1 Hotel, located at 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig -just behind St Luke’s Medical Center, is tagged as the Home of Happy Experiences. And with the GOppets’ 2-times staycation there, I really have nothing but good words. Do call them at 928.9888 / 908.7888 to book your holiday stay now! <3


Cool & spacious Titanium Room which accommodated all 60 of us!


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Villa del Conte

Villa del Conte. 70 years of Authentic Italian Chocolates.

Instagram: @villadelconte

Enjoy sweeter holiday season with Villa del Conte. This holiday season, let the people around you know how much you value them in a sweeter way. Villa del Conte now offers delightful gift sets that can truly touch the hearts of your family, friends, and colleagues. You can make your holiday greetings extra special with Villa del Conte chocolates sealed in a red and gold Christmas box. Each box contains 300grams of decadent praline balls with luscious cream fillings.

Chocolate pralines available in 3 sizes: Piccolo 560 php, Medio 980 php, and Grande 1,680 php. Villa del Conte is available in the following outlets: 3F, Shangri-La Plaza Mall; 2F Greenbelt5; UG Robinsons Magnolia; GF Resorts World Manila; GF Century City Mall and LG Alabang Town Center.


Orange boxes & heavenly chocolates! What a beautiful combination. Believe me, it was SUPER HARD not to open all these boxes & leave them at home. Sakim na kung sakim but I didn’t want to share this particular loot with my friends hahaha! Thank you SHEY MASON for your kindness & generosity! <3



Vita Coco Coconut Water

Vita Coco is a proudly Filipino, all-natural, hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water.

Instagram: VitaCocoPh

Natural coconut water
Serving Size: 330 ml.
Retail Price: 35 php.

Contains only natural ingredients, taste and colour may vary.

All natural, Hydrate naturally and feel good – feel really good! (Great for hang-overs too!)
Never from concentrate
Bursting with naturally occurring electrolytes
More potassium than a banana (don’t tell the monkeys!) – potassium, helps keep your body properly hydrated
No fat and cholesterol
Gluten and dairy free. No added yeast
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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Thank you Sheena Gabaldon for our free-flowing VITA COCO infused cocktails & merry loot! <3


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Vita Coco Coconut Water can also be used to make yummy smoothies. Why not try these out for some holiday cheers?



‘Tis the season to hydrate and celebrate! For a skinny cocktail option, mix vodka, coconut water and a few splashes of cranberry juice for simple & satisfying taste! Or go for the refreshing Cocolacha! With Vita Coco, the possibilities are endless. *hic

Neil’s Kitchen

Neil’s Kitchen saves you the trouble this merrymaking season by delivering your holiday spread right at your doorstep! Try any of their following specialties:


Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry & gravy. P795/ kilogram min of 6 kgs.



Also available: US Black Angus Rib Eye Roast Beef with mashed potatoes, Blue cheese & gravy P2,800/ kilogram min of 4 kgs.



LECHON with 5 sauces & 2 wraps! P10,000 good for 75-85 pax. Lechon Wraps Sauces: Saffron garlic aglio olio, Liver pate, Asian chili, Smokin’ BBQ & Hoisin mustard Wraps: Pita & Steam buns Garnish: scallions, carrots, cucumber & lettuce. Inclusive of carving station & designated carver. Delivery charges may apply.



And Truffle Liver Pate & Truffle Cream Cheese 995/10 oz. jar.

Text or call 0928-5247404 & 0916-4223584 or visit Bonellis in Westgate, Alabang. Landline 7108962. Neil’s Kitchen also accepts catering sure to fit any budget. Just visit neilskitchen.bonellis on facebook for a list of choices! Thank you Neil & Michelle, everyone raved over your moist & yummy turkey! <3



Torch Restaurant

TORCH Greenhills 63 Connecticut St. Greenhills, San Juan (477-3771 or 502-0000)

TORCH Katipunan Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan, Quezon City (287-8675)



Torch Restaurant is one of Manila’s best restaurants which serves an array of cuisine from thin crisp gourmet pizzas, sizzling marbled angus steaks, and oven baked sushis. There is sure to be something for everyone. Serving breakfast from 7:00AM until late hours for cocktails. Perfect for dates, families, and friends.

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Thank you MIKE CHUA for the Paella Neapolitana, Chilean Seabass in Garlic Butter Miso, and super yummy Cream cake.

Salini’s Hogs


IG: @salshoglog

Salini’s Boneless Cebu Lechon Belly is in Makati. Contact 0998-9946095 for your holiday orders. They charge php800/kilo. The normal belly usually weighs 3.5-4.5 kilos COOKED weight.

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Thank you ILAN BACHER (L) and MIKEL SALA for the loooooove! <3 We felt it. Tagos sa fats, Sagad sa buto!

The Plaza Ham


And of course, Christmas is not christmas without a good chunk of ham on our table! <3 And I’m not talking about just any ham, I’m talkin’ PREMIUM ham!

THE PLAZA may be the longest catering service in existence in the Philippines as it was established by husband and wife tandem of Jose Cruz Reyes and Imelda Albano, in 1965. Since then, The Plaza has established the Delicious Premium Items/FOOD TO GO to answer the needs of the busygen (busy generation) of young yuppies, party-going bachelors, & harried moms with no time on their hands to bake a home-cooked ham.

Outlets are located at: SM Mega Mall, Petron Square Dasmarinas, Rustan’s Makati, Rockwell Powerplant Cinema Snack bar.

Karla Reyes, proprietress of The Plaza, was so gracious to gift us with a giant ham leg! <3


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Thank you KARLA & The Plaza Ham for our fab pande-ham spread at the #KTGXMasF1Hotel ! The Plaza also makes it’s own pandesal in classic & whole wheat! Winner ang combo. Manamis-namis. Wiped out in under 30 minutes. Grabe sa sarap! #ThePlazaHam.. Best ham served for for Noche Buena & Media Noche this holiday season!



Premium Ham Leg 1,400 & up. Premium Ham Ball 2,250

Kulinarya Experience Kitchen

Twitter: @kulinaryaglobal
Instagram: @kulinaryakitchen

KXP has GCs which you may want to gift to friends & loved one. You can never go wring with food, right? Thank you KXP for the GCs you sent our way!

KXP has new dishes great for this holiday season: Mixed Grill BBQ Platter | Shrimp and Bacon Gyoza | Chocolate Souffle Cake | Brazo de Morena | Baked Tuscan-Style Chicken Casserole | Roast Beef Kare Kare | Baked Prawns | Deep Fried Pork Ribs | Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza | Lechon con Chorizo Sisig | Fried Chicken | Nuggets and Spaghetti | Mini Roast Beef Mac and Cheese | Bacon and Cheese Pizza


And to balance all those rich food, we also have all-natural, all-healthy products for our loot..

The Green Baker

Malunggay Cookie | Choco Dipped Malungay Cookie | Almond Ginger | Pinatubo Cookie (Dark chocolate and chili) | Lemon Basil | Seaweed Pistachio | Double Choco Orange | Garlic Cookie | Carrot Squash | Red Beet | Salt and Pepper Cookies


Laurin Coco MT

Twitter: @mylaurin
Instagram: @my_laurin
Hashtags: ‪#‎MyLaurin‬ ‪#‎Laurin‬ ‪#‎CocoMCT‬ ‪#‎CoconutOil‬
Web page:

Laurin is pure CocoMCT that has essential fatty acids offering an abundance of health benefits:

-Strengthens your immune system
-Gives your body extra energy
-Makes your heart healthy
-Powerful brain food
-Safe for pregnant & nursing moms
-Effective weight control agent. Laurin
-Can also be part of your beauty regimen.

Where to buy?

1) ECHOstore Salcedo: G/F NDC Building,116 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
2) ECHOstore Serendra: G/F Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
3) Nurture Nook Shop: Unit D 78 Estrella St., Bel-Air Village.
4) The Flow Shop (entirely online)


and last but not the least..

Sample Room Philippines



Sample Room is the Philippines’ first ever beauty and lifestyle sampling site. Try Before You Buy. Who wouldn’t want to try the product first before buying them? Sample Room gives you that option.

Sample Room works with the best brands & believes in giving each of us the best choices. Their brand selections are vast and diverse- from local homegrown brands to international brands, from tried-and-tested timeless classics to promising new brands, from luxe and upscale brands to budget great finds:



Thank you @sampleroomph for this merry loot for me & my friends! Loving every sample in my bag! #JergensSoothingAloeLotion #JergensOriginalLotion #OlayAquaActionMoisturizer #CetaphilSolarProtection #VitressHairSolution #CreamsilkConditioner #SampleRoomPH – Philppines’ first ever beauty and lifestyle sampling site. Register at to get the latest updates about their new products! 

And these generous establishments for the GCs raffled off to our other Blogger guests!

OUTBACK: Dinner for Two | Mitsuyado: P1,000 GC | King Chef: P1,000 GC | Ippudo: P1,000 GC  x  2 | Teddy’s Bigger Burgers: P500 GC  x  5 | Banzai: P1,000 GC  x  3 | Ryu Ramen Curry: P1,000 GC | The Cheesesteak Shop: P1,000 GC | Nuat Thai: One Hour Thai Body Massage or Thai Foot Massage GC x 2 | Urban Ashram Yoga: 7-Day Unlimited Pass

Merry Christmas one & all! :-*


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  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Whoa! That’s what you call a HOLIDAY SPREAD… Ang daming food! Talaga pong hindi uso ang diet pag Holiday season… Hehehe…

    Advance Merry Christmas to the Kain Tulog Gang! Wishing you guys more years of fun bloggin’ and fun-filled adventures… :-)

    December 16, 2014 at 8:54 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Kei. Hindi uso ang diet any day basta KTG hahaha. Wala na akong pagasa grabe! :P

      December 16, 2014 at 9:00 am
  • Reply mr_jeng

    thank you so much mama bear for the awesome work that you put in .. Grabe the organizing skills! We really appreciate all the things you did.. maraming Salamat po mama bear ^_^ God BLESS and Merry Christmas!!!

    December 16, 2014 at 8:58 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      nge wala akong ginawa baby bear haha si bossing lahat yan. Nakigulo rin lang ako. See you sa 23 mwah! :-*

      December 16, 2014 at 9:00 am
  • Reply med

    ohmygawd daig pa ang artista sa dami ng sponsors!!! Merry Christmas to your KTG!

    December 16, 2014 at 9:17 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      diba?? NKKLK hahaha! :P

      December 16, 2014 at 9:26 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    Parang gusto ko na magshift to food blogging pag ganito kasaya sa mga events.. It was indeed a Merry Christmas to the KTG gang, more and more hopefully sa inyo as we your readers enjoy and support your chronicles.

    Very nice idea for the shirt Ms. Jane… :D

    December 16, 2014 at 9:26 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      The bossman gives the best parties & events lang talaga. Sagana sa sustansya! <3

      December 16, 2014 at 9:27 am
      • Reply michconstantino

        With how we see it, I agree <3 you had me at… too bad they haven't restocked the ones I'd like to sample :(

        December 16, 2014 at 9:38 am
        • Reply michconstantino

          Got in touch with Pink Wasabi might be getting it at their stall in Market Market next week :)

          December 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm
          • sugargospice

            Yay! Yes they are busy & in full production this season but I told anna how special you are to me. Enjoy, Mich! :-*

            December 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Cherryll

    Whoa! What a fun party you had. Advanced Merry Christmas to the KTG and most especially to my favorite blogger, Ms. Jane. :) You had me at Villa del Conte. Hahaha. Always our stop over whenever we’re in ATC (which is a lot). Continue having a blast. :)

    December 16, 2014 at 9:29 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Cherryll! <3 Sent you an email I hope you got it mwah! :-*

      December 16, 2014 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Erika

    Hahaha tawang tawa ako sa the fault in our diets!! The best! Advance Merry Christmas mother!

    December 16, 2014 at 11:04 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      lahat ng kalokohan nasa KTG that’s why they’re such a fun group. Busog lusog pa! ;)

      December 16, 2014 at 11:09 am
    • Reply Noel Q.

      Grabe! Ang saya-saya! At ang dami niyo na! Hmmmm… Makapag-blog na kaya? Joke! Hahaha…

      Jane, got in touch with The Plaza na, will get the ham on Monday sa branch nila sa Megamall. Will send you pics then.

      December 16, 2014 at 11:59 am
      • Reply sugargospice

        yes karla told me. Enjoy mwah! :-*

        December 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Happy holidays, KTG!
    Sobrang panalo ang “The Fault In Our Diets”.

    December 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Tagline ni bossing yan haha! :-*

      December 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Ray

    Now that was a party! Many thanks again to the sponsors, and to the ones that brought a big chunk of them.

    Yes, I am talking about you, mommy Jane. Mucho mucho thanks :D !

    BTW, the shirt is awesome :D !!!! Definitely will become a statement shirt when I go out :D

    December 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Wow a comment from Mr. Ray! <3 Thank you so very much, you have most certainly made my night! Thank you too, to you & the beautiful Lovelynne for welcoming me warmly into KTG! :-*

      December 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm

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