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A Stony Baby Shower at Chili’s Grill & Bar

For a couple, the greatest gift they can ever receive is to be blessed with a normal, healthy child. A home is always happier with the pitter patter of tiny  little feet & gurgles and peals of laughter by high-pitched voices that echoes though the corridors.

For quite some time now, my dear friends Stonibert (Abet) & Joan have been praying for a baby to seal their lengthy union & make their family complete. They have prayed hard & waited patiently for God to manifest his blessings.

One day after a long, long wait, on their 12th year as husband & wife, they finally got their answered prayers as Joan found herself with child & was able to carry the baby to full term this time around. Their happiness over the news was mirrored by their friends who have also been waiting on the side for the coming of a miracle in this kind couple’s life.

Chili’s Grill & Bar in Greenhills gave them a surprise baby shower a couple of weeks ago..


A very surprised Joan. Joan & I must have been super close in another lifetime because I haven’t been friends with her for that long yet, plus we only see each other at events really, but I love her & Abet dearly as if we have been chums for years. <3 I am so happy for this wonderful couple, one of the few really nice ones that I have ever met.




Shower of love from our dear sponsors. <3 (See details below)



The stony family which I mischievously call them. Love this couple so much, and soon, their little prince too! <3





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Chili’s Grill & Bar

26 Missouri Street corner Nevada Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan (02) 727-2959
Now on its 16th year in the Philippines, Chili’s Bar & Grill remains the best place to chill & relax with family and friends with other branches at the following locations:

MAKATI 2nd Level Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center Makati City 729-3022 / 729-2862

TOMAS MORATO 199 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Fernandez QC 372-5017 / 372-5007

ROCKWELL P1 Unit 36 Power Plant Mall Rockwell Center 659-6527

ALABANG TOWN CENTER LGF, Corte de Las Palmas Expansion, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City 846-2647

MEGAMALL  2/L Mega Atrium, SM Megamall Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City 631-0380

FAIRVIEW TERRACES  Level 1, Fairview Terraces, Quirino Highway, Fairview, QC 720-9934

Chili’s Grill & Bar has 5 new & limited dishes this summer running only until June 28 so do head on over to the Chili’s Grill & Bar nearest you to try these amazing summer offerings. My personal favorite is the Ancho Rubbed Tilapia, a light & citrusy fish dish great for healthy eating.





Pulled Pork Corn Cakes 325 php. Corn cakes topped with pork carnitas & lime sour cream.



Smoked Garlic Sirloin 845 php. Tender smoked sirloin with roasted garlic in chipotle sauce.



Sweet Mustard Seed Baby Back Ribs Full 965 php, Half 666 php. Tender pork ribs in sweet smoky bbq sauce with golden homestyle fries.



Ancho Rubbed Tilapia 425 php. Flaky tilapia in citrus sauce on a bed of chili’s cilanatro rice & fresh veggies.



Apple Betty Cobbler 345 php. Cinnamon apples & blacberries under a warm nut crumble topping.

Chili’s Grill & Bar is a great place to hang out these hot summer days (and nights!) with their Bottomless Tostada Chips. Warm and crispy tostada chips with flavorful house-made salsa for only 385 php. Matched perfectly with their MARGARITA MADNESS. Chili’s Grill & Bar’s bottomless margaritas for only 300 php. Eat & Drink all you can! At Chili’s Grill & Bar, your 700 php goes a loooong way, bay! \m/



Feeling a cheese dip? Go with the single serve Skillet Queso. Cheese dip with seasoned beef. Served with warm tostada chips. 425 php. Or better, yet, mix & match it! ;)



But don’t just stop there, have your fill of Big Mouth Burgers, sizzling Fajitas, succulent Steaks, and the heavenly Molten Chocolate Cake (my all-time Chili’s Grill & Bar favorite!) too.

We would like to thank our friends from Chili’s Grill & Bar for their invaluable support. Without them, the baby shower wouldn’t have been possible.



Thank you so much Chili’s Grill & Bar Philippines & Laine de Jesus-Vallar (in purple) for the overwhelming love! <3 And so happy that you were able to join us, BOB! <3 Bobby is Laine’s husband. You may remember him from our Wee Nam Kee & Osaka Ohsho food jaunts. :) Now this is what you call a power couple. That’s their adorbs little daughter in green. 

We would also like to thank Shorts Gourmet Manila for the beautiful giveaways for all the guests. Shorbs is always fun to receive.. you can Drop it, Smash it, Crack it, open it any way you like to get to the yummy shortbread cookies inside!




Shorbs are sugar-crusted orbs with shortbread cookies inside which are truly a magnificent work of art by Shorts Gourmet Manila. Each shorb is handmade to perfection & limited to only 250 pieces. Crack them open to find shortbread cookies of  distinct character & flavors from the Dark Divine to the Mocha Latte & the Choco Mist (my absolute favorite!). These individually hand-crafted & hand-painted SHORBS are made available for special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s & Easter for 795 php/piece. For regular days, shortbread cookies are available at all RUSTANS MARKETPLACE LOCATIONS for 300 php/box of 12 (singles), or get the Celebration box of 15 at 340 php with all three flavors! <3

And of course Bohemia Cakes & Pastries for the beautiful cake welcoming our dear SKYLER JACE into this world!



Thank you so much Patricia Erika Fortunado of BOHEMIA CAKES for this delightful & yummy creation! Chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache surrounded by Vanilla with buttercream cupcakes. Bohemia Cakes is baked with love in my home town, Ayala Alabang. Call (02) 807 1266 & Mobile 0917 8430915 or email for an estimate on your very own custom-made cake! Do check out Bohemia Cakes on Facebook or click HERE. On IG & twitter it’s @bohemia_cakes . To see more of Patricia’s creations, visit




Dearest Abet & Joan. We know that this baby has been long time in coming and we pray that Skyler Jace will grow up healthy & strong, filling your hearts & lives with unparalled joy.

We are truly so happy for you & we join you in your anticipation in welcoming baby Skyler Jace into this world. We love you dearly & we hope for many more pitter patters of tiny feel to fill your home!

Welcome to our life Syler Jace! Not even a few days in and you are already so loved & adored by your many titos & titas! I’ll make sure to ask the beaming parents for the permission to post a photo here once Skyler Jace is out. In the meantime, please pray for Joan’s safe delivery & her speedy recovery! <3

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Wow! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Food Alphabet!

    Chili’s – we still go here for their burgers, which is one of the best I’ve tasted. =)

    Jane, sino yung guy na naka-shirt na black and white stripes? Wala lang, curious lang, hahaha…

    May 25, 2015 at 8:07 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahaha ikaw ha! Si Oliver yan jowa ni The Food Scout. :)) Gwaping diba? Kasing gwaping ng porshe nya. Some ladies have all the luck! Lol.

      May 25, 2015 at 8:29 am
      • Reply Noel Q.

        Juice colored!!! Kung ako si The Food Scout noon ko pa pinikot yan! hahahaha…

        May 25, 2015 at 8:32 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          korak! :)) Tinuturuan ko na nga eh hahaha!

          May 25, 2015 at 9:05 am
    • Reply Stonibert lim

      Thank you Noel for the well wishes =) God works in mysterious ways indeed.

      May 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Wow! Nice baby shower… Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Food Alphabet! I read their blog too. :) I know how they must be feeling right now after a very long time of hoping and praying to be blessed with a child coz my little man came too after 6 years and a miscarriage as well.

    May she have a safe delivery and may the baby be healthy. Congrats po uli! :)

    May 25, 2015 at 8:47 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you so much Kei! <3 I will relay your well wishes to them mwah! :-*

      May 25, 2015 at 9:06 am
    • Reply Stonibert lim

      Thank you Kei, Happiness indeed.

      May 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Stonibert lim

    Atsi Jane… We love you with all our heart =) So glad to have you in our lives… you are more than a blessing to us. Isa pa raw sabi ni Kap =) Thank you so much!

    May 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hahaha honorary parents nalang kami ni Skyler. The bank is closed na eh. We love you guys mwah! :-*

      May 26, 2015 at 8:13 am
  • Reply cheekeegirl

    It’s good to be back commenting in your blog Ms. jane. I’m really inspired with this post because of God’s grace and power to make things possible. After 10 years, God gave them a most precious gift. Para ngang impossible na talaga to have a baby diba? And it certainly is a hopeful story for couples out there who are still trying, wishing and hoping for a baby to call themselves a family. Truly amazing!

    May 27, 2015 at 9:44 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thanks Donna.

      May 27, 2015 at 9:52 am
  • Reply CANDY

    Grabe ang bilis ng mata ni Noel sa guy in black and white stripes polo shirt! Hahaha

    Mommy Jane, this is very encouraging. My husband and I will have our 12th anniversary this coming October. While we are already prepared it will just be “us” for the rest of our lives, there is still that fervent wish and sparks of hope that God will give us the same wonderful blessing any couple would like to have. But, every time I think about being blessed by a child at this age, I also worried about being first time parents at 40. So, I just surrender it all up to the Lord. His mighty will be done. #MedyoUmemoteAko hehehe

    May 27, 2015 at 11:24 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahaha maturingang naka-salamin yang si Niel pero ang bilis ng mata diba. I will also pray for you Candy. It’s never too late when it’s God’s timing right? A big virtual hug coming your way. Mwah! :-*

      May 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm
      • Reply candy

        Love the virtual hug, Mommy Jane! Yes to God’s faithfulness, right timing and sovereign will.

        May 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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