Okay, it was really a “meet & greet” sort of thing but I don’t want to sound like such a feelingerang frog. So “meat & bread” it is. We did, after all, meet up to EAT aside from chikahan galore. So yeah, I deem it an appropriate title. ;)
It was only the girls & I for the Easter Weekend so I had 2 extra dining vouchers up for grabs. I thought it would be nice to meet some of my readers who have been supporting me since I started blogging, so I gave a shout out on Instagram for a meet up..
First to respond was my long-time reader KASSIE. I was really glad that she was readily available on such a short notice as I’ve been meaning to meet up with her since December. So YAY! \m/ Kassie works for Accenture & flies in & out of the country for a living. How I envy her lifestyle!! She was so nice to give me tips & free consultation for my blog! <3 I like to hear my readers feedback so I know what areas I should improve on for your better enjoyment.
We had a buffet dinner at CAFE d’ASIE of THE BELLEVUE MANILA. Being a Friday, it was a Lenten Seafood Special and I had so much fun with the seafood assortment, especially the LOVE-STERS!! <3
For Day 2 of my staycation, lagare ako hehe. The very pretty CARLA & her charming fiance PATRICK came to visit me for meryenda. I so wanted to have them over for breakfast so I could have fed them something substantial at least, but they were very busy peeps planning & getting ready for their Christian wedding in May. <3 I had a FUN-tastic time chatting with them & getting to know their plans & their dreams. I’m a hopeless romantic & their love story is really one for the books. I fell in love with their love team & I will forever be their fan!
Our meryenda of pastries, fresh fruits, & cappuccino at THE SIGNATURE CLUB LOUNGE of THE BELLEVUE MANILA..
Then for dinner, I got to meet Meyoke’s sister, MALOU. Meyoke is sooo sweet! Her sister Malou reads my blog but didn’t have an Instagram account. So she was sweet to get a slot for her elder sister! I learned that Malou is the breadwinner for her siblings & takes care of them as her very own. She will be joining her husband in Winnepeg, Canada soon and will be working on immigration papers to have her siblings follow right after. Talk about true, unconditional love! <3
Phoenix Court was closed for that particular night, so we had a buffet dinner in Cafe D’Asie again, which I didn’t mind at all because it meant more choices for my very lovable guest. Plus, I was missing the steak, lels. :P
Café d’Asie | Daily
Looking for a great buffet in the metro south? Café d’Asie serves you a sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet everyday for only P1390nett per person. Enjoy loads of selection from various cuisines and a variety of dishes cooked a la minute at our live cooking stations.
Last but definitely not the least, for Day 3, I met CHRISTINE & hubby JAY! <3 I can’t believe that they BOTH read my blog so I was really tickled pink when they told me. And I was really kilig when I would tell them stories only to find out they already know about it. Now THAT really made me very very happy! I felt sooo loved & cherished by this husband & wife team. I was practically GLOWING while we had lunch at PHOENIX COURT of THE BELLEVUE MANILA for their WOK FRY SPECIAL! (More of this on my post tomorrow)
Wok Fry Special
Phoenix Court | April 5 to 28
Scallops and Prawn with Honey Pepper Sauce, Prawn Meat with Celery and Wei San and Beef Tenderloin are some of the many wok-fried dishes offered at the Phoenix Court.
I was happy that Richard dropped by so Christine & Jay were able to meet him too as TALES FROM THE TUMMY is one of their very few daily reads! I wasn’t feeling so well that day. I had the hotel nurse stay with me most of the night as I was na-empacho from all the eating I’ve been doing hehe. So I asked Richard if he could come to help me entertain my guests a bit as I wasn’t feeling very bubbly. He was so sweet to really come earlier than planned & chatted with them for a while as I got my bearings sorted out.
I’d like to give a special shout out of thanks to The Bellevue Manila as the nurse got to me quickly, like less than 5 minutes after the frantic call I made to the front desk. I really thought I was having a heart attack.. empacho lang pala haha. Takaw me! :P
Easter in Winter Wonderland
Event Promo | April 20
The Bellevue Manila in cooperation with Animax, S beTV, AXN. April 20, 2014 at the 20/20 Function Room
Inclusive of snacks buffet, entertainment, egg hunting for children, games, lootbag and event giveaway
EGG HUNTING SCHEDULE
12:10pm – 12:20pm • 9 to 12 years old
12:25pm – 12:35pm • 5 to 8 years old
12:40pm – 12:50pm • 4 years old and below
My ever dearest ladies (& gentlemen), it was so nice to meet you & break bread together in one of THE BEST hotels in the South. Thank you for coming to see me, and for your willingness to share your thoughts and dreams with me. For giving me constructive criticisms for the betterment of my blog, as well as positive feedbacks & words of encouragement & support. I’m so grateful to be given the chance to know you as well. After all, you already know so much about me & my family! ;)
I hope that this will just be the start of our beautiful friendship! Please continue to support me as I write about the GOPPETs’ adventures & misadventures. Love you guys! :-*
And to RYAN CHAN & THE BELLEVUE MANILA, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR KINDNESS & GENEROSITY!! I bow down to you, my QUEEN OF THE SOUTH! <3