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Mom’s Day at Vikings Luxury Buffet

I am a Vikings girl. Truly & deeply. For a family of 5, eating out at a hotel buffet is ridiculously expensive, so the GOppets have come to love Vikings Luxury Buffet for its super affordable rates and hotel quality food & ambiance. Plus, it really has EVERYTHING we could ever want & look for in a buffet.

You can read ALL my Vikings Luxury Buffet experience HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. I did tell you that we LOVE Vikings didn’t I? ;)

I can still remember my first Vikings Luxury Buffet foodventure with Kap at its original branch in SM by the Bay. I was all snooty because well, you know Kap’s taste right? ;) But one look into Vikings Luxury Buffet‘s spread, particularly the awesome & colorful sushi spread on a giant wooden boat, and I was in.. hook, line, and sinker. Pun intended. :P


And now, a couple of years later, Vikings Luxury Buffet has expanded to EIGHT branches, with more following suit!

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Last week, my dear friend, assistant marketing manager RAQUEL BARTOLOME, invited me in behalf of Vikings Luxury Buffet‘s resident prince, CHARLES STEWART LEE for an all-girls special mom’s day treat at Vikings SM Jazz in Makati. A spa, she said. Hmmmnnn.. I wondered how she was going to pull it off. Spa in a restaurant? Let’s see.


I wasn’t in the mood to each much because I was missing Kap. Wala pa akong gana sa lagay na yan ha! :P



Eto pa! Lol. Japanese, Filipino & Chinese. I really went around the world in 10 steps! :P

I was hesitant because I NEVER go to events alone. I am always either with Kap or one (or both) of my girls, or with my babyson. But then Raquel wouldn’t take no for an answer, so I went along, but feeling lost & apprehensive because I didn’t know who I was going to be seated with. How awkward if I didn’t know anyone there right?

Fortunately, I was amongst friends so at least my anxiety was put aside. I was happily munching along when I almost choked as I saw Kap & the kids on the projector screen. I swear, I left my food halfway & stood right in front of the display so I can hear them better.

So this is all the hullabaloo! I was really cross with them a week prior because I came home to an empty house. Even Lelly was out and I was left all alone. Ito pala ang mga kaganapan! They were in cahoots with their tita Raquel for a mother’s day surprise for me. And what a surprise it was! <3


I must have looked silly standing there, taking a video while ugly crying. WTF. Ugly crying with snot, I swear. Watch & tell me if you wouldn’t, in my place!

The GOppets Interview..

After all the hugging & the kissing & the shrieking when I was reunited with my brood, it was my turn to say something about my family.


This 7-man talented crew asked me on video what I can say about my family & I was jittery & caught off-guard in front of so many cameras directed my way. So I wasn’t able to say what was really in my heart. This is what’s in my heart.. I didn’t have a happy childhood. THIS, the family I have now, is the family that I have always wanted & only dreamt about growing up. A home filled with love & laughter. I didn’t know what happiness was until God blessed me with Kap & the kids. I had busy parents so though I knew I was loved, I didn’t feel cherished. NOW, I am unbelievably happy & amazed at how 4 people (& a dog) can make me feel so loved & wonderful & treasured all day err’day with their constant love & affection no matter what time of the day. I am assured of their love for me. To the GOppets, you are the wind beneath my wings. YOU complete me & I thank God everyday for the gift of you. MY FAMILY. Nothing else in the world matters.

The edited press release..

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Sharing the “MOST LOVED MOM” bragging rights with me are Rina Zamora of Rina’s Rainbow, and the divalicious Yen Dreyfus of The Tummy Traveler.

Nothing says “Mom you’re our Queen”  more than treating her to a Vikings Luxury Buffet Mother’s Day buffet special this May 10, Sunday.

On Mother’s Day, Mommies will receive a box of assorted French macarons from Vikings Luxury Buffet as a special treat for being absolutely the best.

Treat your Mom to a feast this Mother’s Day. Gift Checks available for purchase in-store.


I love my happy bunch! <3 I can’t believe how much I lucked out with this gang.


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Woohoo! 10 dozen roses from my loves. I really felt like a Queen! <3 I am so loved.


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Vikings is certified GOppets kapamilya! :) Our home away from home.



My photos are so much more wonderful & beloved with these zany characters! <3

For reservations, call: 846-3888, 846-4888, 846-5888 and 0917-565-3888. Vikings Luxury Buffet, the best Eat and Drink Buffet In Manila. Open daily from 11:00am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

Weekday Lunch 688+, Weekday Dinner 888+, Weekend Lunch and Dinner plus Holidays 1088+

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Good news buffet lovers! NIU by Vikings’ regular weekday lunch is now P888.00! That’s right! Experience a NIU dining experience at a more affordable rate! ‪#‎niubyvikings‬ For reservations, call @vikingsluxurybuffet at 478-3888/847-3888 or book online through their Facebook page or website at niu.ph Tara let’s GRUB!


Some behind the scenes that Ate so thoughtfully shared with me coz she knows I’m such an usiserang frog! :P

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I really don’t know how they were able to get Lelly inside the mall. She must have had a field day! <3


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What’s more, I don’t know how Ate found the time. She gets out from school late at night so this was really a huge effort. Thank you all! Most especially Raquel (left) and Charles (right) for a well-thought out & perfectly executed plan! <3


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My Babyson & Lovey are normally shy & not talkative around strangers so I was really floored that they said A LOT on the video. I was really crying from beginning to end with how they showed -and spoke of their love, for me!


Thank you so much Vikings Luxury Buffet, Raquel Bartolome, Charles Stewart Lee, and the wonderful GOppets for this beautiful Mother’s Day tribute. This is possibly the BEST gift ever, one that I will treasure for always. I love you guys! :-*

Aaaaaand of course there’s a GIVEAWAY!!! I am giving away A Mother’s day gift (buffet for 2) to ONE lucky reader so you can also treat your mom/daughter or son to a Mother’s day lunch or dinner (good on weekends & any holiday too) at any Vikings Luxury Buffet outlet!




To all the Mothers, may your day be filled with joy, love, and laughter. Happy Mother’s Day! :-*

And for The Sexy Chef Cookbook giveaway, please CLICK HERE to find out who won! <3

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Ang sweet naman ni Tita Raquel and Vikings! Ayan tuloy, napa-NIU ako last Friday dahil sa nakita kong ginawa nila para sa iyo. Yun lang nga di ko na-avail yung P888 rate nila kse holiday. On the upside – UNLIMITED FOIE GRAS! Wooohoooo!

    Super cute si Jela!!!

    May 3, 2015 at 8:10 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga nakita ko inubos mo ang foie gras supply ng niu hahaha! Super sulit talaga sa Vikings Group. Try mo rin ang Four Seasons Hot Pot Niel I promise you hindi ako mapapahiya. <3

      May 3, 2015 at 8:34 am
  • Reply erika

    Awww. nakakatouch naman! i really love GOppets! Advance Mother’s Day to one of the Best Mom! ps. pacontest mo talaga pinaka madali sa lahat! love it!

    May 3, 2015 at 9:35 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hallo my dear Erika! And the GOppets love you back of course! Thank you mwah mwah tsup tsup! :-*

      May 3, 2015 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Super sweet naman po ng GOppets, Ms. Jane.. You are one lucky momma kasi expressive ang members ng fambam mo… You deserve their adulation and love kasi you made sure that they are cared for and loved always. Happy Wife (and Mom) = Happy Life (and vice versa)!

    Advance Happy Mother’s Day, Ms. Jane!

    May 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you so much dear Kei. Oo nga they are all vocal with their live for me nakakatuwa sila sobra. I will
      upload the video soon I’m just waiting for the link so I can also share with you guys. :)

      May 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply ada


    May 4, 2015 at 8:48 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      huhuhu thank you Ada for loving the GOppets we love you back & appreciate your kindness & support to us. It’s readers like you who makes me want to share our life, thoughts, and feelings to the world with no fear.

      May 4, 2015 at 9:52 am
  • Reply med

    ’nuff said.

    May 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      IKR! Hindi ako magsawa ulit-ulitin hehe. Narcissist talaga ako! :P

      May 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply AC

    Awwww family goals!! I’ve been a long-time reader of your blog, Ms. Jane, and based on your posts, I can tell that you are a caring and loving mother/wife. You deserve all of the blessings that you’ve received. Advance Happy Mother’s day po! :)

    May 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      You are so sweet! <3 Thank you so much I appreciate your warm wishes! :-*

      May 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply dane

    so cool!! galing galing nmn pala ms jane anyway you deserve it !
    advance happy mother’s day to u! i wish u more happiness and more fun!
    love love love!!

    May 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Dane! :) Thank you so much for your greetings. Mwah!

      May 5, 2015 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Feng Manlapaz

    These are the priceless rewards a mother can receive from her family! Crying galore po ako sa surprise nila sa inyo. feel na feel ko yung love…

    May 6, 2015 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Feng. I super agree with you. :-*

      May 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Mayette Capacion

    napanood ko po yan sa vikings bago ko pa nabasa dito. nagulat ako kayo pala yun! ang cute mo talaga Ms. Jane, pati na si Kap at mga anak mo!

    May 7, 2015 at 4:42 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you so much Mayette. Ang fongit ko lang mag-cry a river diba. Unedited pa haha. Carry na lang. :P

      May 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply alaine

    Ohhheeemmmgggeeee, Jane! I finally watched the most talked about video! That was indeed much more than a surprise di ba. Kung ako yan baka ngalngal to the max ang drama ko!

    So happy to see you live on video….kesa puro pics lang noh! Got to hear your voice and also your kids and your Kap! Mas personal ang naging encounter ko sa inyo thru video! The kids are so smart! Babyson is so guapo, Lovey is so charming and Ate is so pretty and sexy! For Kap, I leave it all for you!

    here’s wishing you a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY,


    alaine (an avid fan here) (” ,)

    May 8, 2015 at 9:21 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hahaha thank you Alaine! <3 Ang pangit nga ng mukha ko for all the madlang people to see kasi hindi ko na talaga kayang magpigil! The moment I saw their faces wala na, hagulgol na ako hay. Thank you so so much for the nice compliments on my family. I appreciate readers like you who love us for who we are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! :-*

      May 8, 2015 at 9:30 am
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