Celebrations & Occasions Food & Dining Kap & Me The GOppets


For those of you who have been following our life story a while now, you MUST KNOW Kap’s fondness for chinese food.

Kung ako lang ang masusunod, buffet all the way because we are such a foodie bunch. And with our diversified interests, buffet is really the best solution. Mabilis pa, no waiting time. But Kap really wanted chinese food for his birthday celebration.. no surprise there! ;))

Since it was his birthday, minabuti ko nang pagbigyan. Minsan lang naman siyang masunod hehe. My only conditions were: 1) somewhere new, and 2) somewhere classy, utang na loob. We were, after all, celebrating an important occasion. The birthday of my OTL (one true love), so it called for a special lunch na hindi buy-1-take-1 lol.


Mi familia. Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions. Yet our roots remain as one. <3 These wonderful people are my circle of strength.. founded on faith, joined in love, and truly kept together by God.

After much deliberation, simply because Kap is that kind of guy na lahat ng aspeto iniisip ng mabuti at hawak ang calculator mag-compute (I kid you not), we finally narrowed our many, many choices & settled on Jasmine at New World Hotel Makati.

Back in the days na hindi pa madaming hotel ang may buffet, and back in the days na hindi pa gaanong kuripot si Kap my Kap (pre-babyson), we would always go on dinner dates at Cafe 1228, the buffet resto at New World Hotel Makati.

In fact it was Ate who reminded me she had quite a vast collection of stuffed toys that came with the drink of the month. :) Yun kasi ang laging pasalubong ko sa kanya after my date with Kap.

Jasmine, New World Makati Hotel

2/F New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza St. corner Makati Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati (02) 811-6888 loc. 3338


Jasmine, New World Makati Hotel’s Chinese restaurant, offers authentic Chinese gourmet dishes created by a renowned Hong Kong Chinese chef.


The interior showcases a chic Chinese Art Deco design, and the menu presents specialties from across China, including Cantonese dimsum and barbecue delicacies, live seafood, and Peking duck.


Having called so late in the week, I almost didn’t get to reserve a table for last Sunday. I begged & cajoled until the receptionist finally relented & made a way to give us a table with just a day to go. THANK YOU!! :-*


My Kap doesn’t look his age, does he? :) He must be so happy with me, mukhang walang ka-proble-problema, coz he looks youthful & worry-free hehe! :P


We were contemplating between ala carte or unlimited dimsum. The featured unli Yum Cha dimsum comes with soup, congee, yang chow fried rice and dessert choices for PHP988 per person. Available daily & valid through now until December 31, the unlimited dimsum lunch comes with a pot of premium tea.


We looked over the dimsum menu & found it sparse & sorely lacking though. Plus no main courses included unlike in SHANG PALACE, PASSION, Li Li, Xin Tian Di, or even Phoenix Court. So ala carte won out. Why hello duck, my old friend! <3


Kap’s feeding program. ;) Kahit walang foreign aid, hindi ako magugutom, lol! ;P


Peking Duck. Serving: Half 1,500 php | Whole 2,800 php. 2nd way. 3 ways (soup or meat, add 300 php) This is one whole serving.


One serving is good for only 4-5 peeps, so we made sure to order a lot to feed 10 pax. On the table: Duck 2 ways | Wok fried crispy noddles (long life) | E fu birthday noodles (double long life hehe)| Yang chow rice | Salted fish Wok fried | Vegetable black fungus | Chinese spinach with Century egg | Sweet and sour pork | Garupa in clay pot | Prawn orange sauce | Beef Pan fried barbecue sauce. Busog lusog! \m/


Braised E-Fu Noodles 520 php. Shimeji Mushrooms, Conpoy. Wok-Fried Crispy Egg Noodles 790 php. Superior Seafood.


Pan-Fried Diced Beef Tenderloin 460 php. Barbecue Sauce.


Deep Fried Prawns with Orange Sauce 980 php.


Sweet and Sour Pork 420 php.


Braised Whole Garoupa, Radish, Clay Pot 880 php.


Braised Assorted Fungus with Bamboo Pith 440 php. Chinese Spinach with Century Egg 470 php.


Nothing brings people together like good food. And eating is our #1 hobby & bonding activity! ;P


Fried Rice, Diced Garoupa, Salted Fish 580 php; Fried rice – Yang Chow Style 420 php

Happiest of birthdays to my One True Love. <3

Thank you for always being kind to me, even at times when I don’t deserve your kindness. Lately, which I unjustifiably blame on my hormonal imbalance & peri-menopausal stage, I have been extra sungit. You’d call me on the phone & I’d be super grouchy. You’d say something & I’d instantly be irritated. And yet, you still treat me with so much love, understanding, and kindness. I’m sorry Honey. I don’t deserve you, I truly don’t.

Thank you for being kind to my family. In our 30 years together & even after you have proven your love & loyalty to me time & again, they have never treated you as part of it & have always set out to exclude you. And yet, you are so gentle & loving with Mom, especially now as she lives with us. You love & care for her as your own (even when I’m such a B!+?h to both mine & yours). And whenever I’m fed up, ready to throw in the towel & give up on them, you tenderly rebuke me & make me see & understand their side -even when there is none. They don’t deserve you. They truly don’t.

Thank you for being so loving & caring, always putting my needs & comfort ahead of yours. Everything you do is with thoughts of me & how I would fare. Instead of you, you, you, it’s always about me, me, me. How did I get so lucky, my Honey?

Thank you for working hard for our family, and for always absorbing all the pressure & stress just so I don’t have to face it. My life is made so wonderfully peaceful, with nary a care because you are there, taking care of every single detail. All I have to do is wake up, and the world is already smiling at me & ready for me.

Thank you for always sheilding me from pain & always seeing to it that I live in bliss & oblivious of the harsh realities of the world. The recent turn of events in our life has brought so much worry & turmoil, and in spite of all your own burdens, you still willingly shoulder my troubles as much as yours just so I don’t have to agonize over life’s trivial -but necessary, matters.


Thank you for keeping me grounded when there are times that I feel so entitled. For teaching me to be humble in spite of all our blessings. For encouraging me to share & not to sweat the small stuff. This is why you are so loved by many. Because you don’t choose your friends depending on their stature in life. Whether you gain something or not, you treat everyone equally. And this is why we are so blessed.

Again, I don’t deserve you, but I sure am glad to have been blessed with not just a great husband but also the world’s bestest friend. I have never been loved as much as I have been loved by you. Not by anyone. Only by you.

Thank you for always having my back, and for the immeasurable happiness you continue to bring into my life.

I love you so much my Honey. YOU, are my biggest blessing in life. :-* And I’d choose you above any other over & over again. For after God, you are my rock.


“A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been born & raised in the arms of a queen.” So in spite of our differences & my impatience with her through the maaaany years she’s lived with us, I am indebted & would like to take this opportunity to bow down & thank her royal highness for the gift that is you. <3 2-3 more decades in her company (hmmnnnn.. wait let me think again -lol) can not even commensurate the trade-off of being your wife. So sige na nga! Forever-after na tayong we-are-family! ;)) #grouphug


Blow your candle & make a wish.


This is what I want for your birthday: Blessings so that all your endeavours are successful. Inspiration to do beautiful things in life. Reassurance in times of being low. Tolerance for both happy & sad moment. Happiness all year round. Dare to go in unfamiliar areas. Admiration from others because of your good deeds. And yes, yes, YES! A zest for everything positive in life. Have a super birthday my dearest husband! :-*


A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace & contentment in life than having you as my husband & our children’s father.


Thank you Honey, for all that you are! <3

Jackpot talaga ako sa asawa ko. Wala na akong mahihiling pang iba. Ako na ang sobrang pinagpala sa mundong ibabaw. ;)


Remember THIS? Sunnies.. para hindi masilaw sa iba. lol!


Bagay! :)

Happy birthday to the man of my life, the king of my dreams, and the mate of my soul. <3 The best part of my every day is sharing it with you. May you have many more happy & healthy years (with me) ahead of you my Honey! :-*


PS: On our way out, MIL whispered to me.. “Buntis si Joy” (one of my mom’s caregivers) I go: HUH?? Paano mo nalaman Ma? Nagsabi ba sayo? Bakit hindi ko alam? And she goes “Ah, narinig ko nagsusuka. Buntis yun. Buntis!”

Ayan ka na naman Ma eh. Peace na nga tayo, inumpisahan mo na naman ang chismis. Hindi ba pwedeng sinisikmura lang? Buntis na talaga agad-agad???

So help me God! :))

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  • Reply Magilas

    What overwhelming and deep testament to love! Happy birthday to your Kap. Jena’s top is adorbs. Jasmine looks pretty inviting and comfy. Yumminess the food pics, especially the veggies! Bagay the sunnies and the Federer jacket ba sa app lang? Bigyan ng jacket yan hehe. It’s been a trying and tiring year for me, but I have never been more positive, and flowing with gratitude for all the blessings, support and hope that come our way. Good vibes all around. But wait! Last paragraph na lang at parang teleserye na may abangan ang susunod na kabanata, hmm is she or isn’t she? Good to have you back Ms. Jane, we missed you.

    October 19, 2016 at 9:14 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      To follow yung jacket sa Christmas hehe. And amen to good & positive vibes! :) To answer your question kung totoo ba ang chismis… ambot. Nilayasan na kami ni yaya hahaha! #timeforchange

      October 19, 2016 at 10:02 am
  • Reply rei duhan

    Hello Ms. Jane!

    Happy birthday to Sir Kap!! =)

    October 19, 2016 at 10:18 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Rei! :-* Pa-Mcdo ka naman hehe

      October 19, 2016 at 10:34 am
      • Reply rei duhan

        hahaha!! sure ms.jane! mcdo is <3

        October 19, 2016 at 10:42 am
  • Reply cherx

    Happiest Birthday to the love of your life, Kap. Happy Birthday Idol!

    October 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you dear Cherx! :-*

      October 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply CYR

    Hello Go Family! Happy Birthday to Kap! :) It’s really fun reading your blog entries Ms. Jane especially when you talk about your OTL and kids. You are truly lucky to have a happy family plus pa that you are blessed with nice material things and a prosperous life. :) May you be blessed more!

    October 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you so much for your greetings and for your well wishes. Super appreciate it mwah mwah! :-*

      October 19, 2016 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Photo Cache

    Happy birthday to Kap, youthful looking nga. Magaling kang mag alaga Jane.

    All the best.

    October 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      hahaha magaling lang sya magtago ng puting buhok galing sa kunsumisyon sa akin, Maria! ;)) Thank you for the greeting. <3

      October 20, 2016 at 7:04 am
  • Reply Mom South of Manila

    Grabe Ms. Jane, I bet your Kap is blushing RED from your declaration of love in this post! :) So happy for you both, and for your entire family as well. Love truly is the greatest gift one can ever hope to receive. Happy birthday to your OTL!

    October 20, 2016 at 7:11 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Ang problema nga hindi sya nagbabasa ng blog ko eh HAHAHA! Gusto nya audio book! ;P

      October 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm
      • Reply Mom South of Manila

        whaaaaat??? Sayang naman ang *pretty* points!! Gawan ng recording si Kap! :)

        October 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm
        • Reply Jane Go

          hahaha sige mag-voice over ako agad-agad! ;))

          October 20, 2016 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply med

    Happy birthday to your OTL!!!
    Buti pa si Kap, calculator na ang gamit. Si hubby, abacus pa din! LOL

    October 20, 2016 at 8:55 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      hahaha the point is.. pareho silang makwenta lol! :)) Buti nalang tayo hindi wahaha!

      October 20, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply jo

    Happy birthday, Kap!!!

    October 21, 2016 at 7:48 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Jo! :-*

      October 21, 2016 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Ai-Lyn

    Happy burpday to your “my forever pa” Kap hihihi

    October 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Chengkyu ai-lyn!! :-*

      October 21, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Eileen

    Happy Birthday to Kap. This post is filled with so much love, nakakainggit yung love ninyo for each other:)

    October 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Eileen! :-* Here’s to forever mwah!

      October 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Candy

    Belated happy birthday, idol Kap! I wish that more men will come to know him and be inspired by his commitment to his OTL, his family and to God. Rare species na si Kap! Endangered na. I hope Babyson will take that after his dad. He sure has a wonderful example.

    Kap is Kap because of the wind beneath his wings, you, Mommy Jane! He can fly high because you allow him to soar.

    October 24, 2016 at 11:49 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Hahaha kasali na sa endangered list si Kap my kap! ;)) Thank you so much Candy for the love mwah!

      October 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Candy

    Oh, and looking forward to 2 more birthday posts of the GOppets!

    October 24, 2016 at 11:50 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Super appreciate you Candy!!! :-*

      October 24, 2016 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Lalaine Corcuera

    Miss Jane, you really are so blessed with a wonderful husband and kids. With how you describe Kap, talagang sobrang swerte mo. Naiin-love na ako kay Kap, hahaha. Kidding aside, Kap must have found something really special in you that he loves you that much. Kap is also blessed for having found someone like you, you complement each other that is why you also have kids as wonderful as their parents. Kap is your Prince Charming and Knight in shining armor and you are the Princess that he truly deserves. Fairy tales do happen and yours is proof that there really is such a thing as “and they live happily ever after”.

    November 4, 2016 at 3:49 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Hahahahaha siyang tunay Lalaine! :) Nakaka-inlove talaga si Kap sobrang bait. Tumama ako ng jackpot hindi lang sa hweteng, kundi sa lotto at sweepstakes pa! ;)) Salamuch!

      November 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

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