Foods @ Villa Estrella

We were on our road to Davao City last March3, 2013 (Sunday) We were suppose to leave Iligan at five in the morning, but due to some matters beyond our control, we left at six already. Sun was already up and thinking of the 6-8 hrs to go, I felt quite uncomfortable. But I know we are in good hands because the drivers we had are very much capable.

This post is about the food we had for lunch. We had breakfast at the house of Pastor Nelson @ SPUC then after a quick breakfast, we went our way and decided to have lunch at Maramag, Bukidnon instead of Valencia. So, we had it at Villa Estrella:

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The place: restaurant

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Beef stew with ampalaya

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Crispy Buntot

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The food is quite pricey if we have to base it with our meal allowance. But since we had a free breakfast, each one was very much able to share in the cost.

Wanna know what I ordered for me? I had breakfast!

So if you need to fill your stomach or you need a place to stay to rest or stay for the night while on your way to Davao or down south, check out Villa Estrella Fine Inn and Restaurant@

P-6 Sayre Highway Anahaw
Maramag, Bukidnon
Tel # (88) 356-1057

Tel fax # (88) 238-5356
Mobile # 0907-5229865


Express Service at Xtremely Xpresso Cafe, Subic

I had the chance to try the services of Extremely Xpresso Cafe in Subic Bay, Olongapo City the other year.  Our host (Mitch of Mitchteryosa) treated me and some of our Kuro Kapatid for a dinner there.  It was the first time Mitch and I met after more than six years of being online friends.  That was my first personal trip to Manila after sometime and I did not let the chance pass by without meeting her for real.

PhotobucketOne of the things I observed was the quick serving of orders.  No wonder the place is full.  Foreign service men also loves to dine there with their families.  I bet one of the reasons why people keep coming back is because of the systematic Restaurant System they got. For some people, time is very precious and dilly-dallying is not in their vocabulary.  So we were lucky that time, because no time was wasted as some of our friends has to travel back to Manila that afternoon.

Holiday Diet

I never heard of holiday diet before.  But now, several of my friends will go on holiday diet by avoiding eating too much  food that causes skin allergy .  Filipino cook so much food during Christmas parties and so much parties happen during the Christmas season, but then they are advised by the doctor to avoid protein so that her skin disorder called eczema will eventually heal. She’s been medicated since the other year but she can’t help herself stop eating the yummy foods offered to her. One of the best foods of her that she can’t say no yet it will really make her skin reddish when the allergy attacks is the shrimp and crabs. She loves sea foods but her system seems does not love sea foods. So this holiday season they will be on a diet but feed themselves with fresh fruit juice and lots and lots of vegetables.

During the travel to Zamboanga last month, i tried not to eating chicken every day because I was scared my skin itches and blisters.  I knew very much what food causes allergic reaction so I am trying with all my might that i won’t get tempted to eat friend chicken or any recipe of chicken or sea foods three times a day.

Dining at Pinokyo, Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City

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There are so many places to dine at at Paseo del Mar.  But during weekends the place is typically full.  We almost had a hard time finding a place to eat and just to relax while enjoying the food, the music, and the night.

We picked Pinokyo because it was not yet so crowded when we arrived.

They serve varied foods at very reasonable prices.


Dimple ordered for herself beef toppings and the california maki.  I had pancit canton and this:


This cost P1.00 each.  I was so impressed so i ordered 20 pcs. I think I ate more than what Dimple had.

My friends had:

~~ sisig~~

~~ Lechon Kawali ~~

~~ clam soup ~~

And oh i had a whole serving of the java rice:


Up for Grabs

What am doing now is multi-tasking.  Thinkin on what to write and also browsing for freebies that are up for grabs.  i check out my favorite digital scrapping site and i just found out so many freebies.  The thing is that i can’t download much using my laptop although i want to because i wanna do LOs from home.  The pc i have here in the office is sort of full that it stucks when i do LOs.

I just came in from the gym so my lappy is still in the dorm.  Maybe tomorrow while i will do the tasks my boss asks me do then i would try to DL  direct to my lappy.  I just don’t trust transferring files from my office pc to my laptop because this pc is pregnant with virus.

I wondering if when a company promotes a product do they distribute a trial pack for the customers to try on before buying in bulk?  The reason I am asking because i saw this new weight loss product up in the market. But i don’t wanna buy the whole bottle. I am hoping for a trial pack for a week so that i won’t waste my money buying the whole when it does not work for me.

Whole day yesterday, i haven’t eaten any rice although i had some kind of noodles for lunch.  I had some bread and noodles for my carb needs.   I had lots of vegetables and fruits.  After the gym this morning, i had a serving of plain boiled vegetables, a piece of banana, and sauted potatoes with egg.  I hope i can last the whole week without rice. Hmmm let me see because there will be two days holiday this week and tomorrow we are off to a birthday celebration. 😉  But i guess it’s not time for any excuse.  I should be committed to reach my goal.

OWM – After the Commitment Service

Our Weekend Memoirs

We had a very special program last Friday evening until Saturday morning. So yesterday, we prepared some food for lunch. It was a busy kitchen just for me and 3 workmates.

I just want to share some of the food we prepared:





I was dead tired after eating and cleaning the kitchen that i fell asleep in one of the couches here in the office.  At past 2 i went home to the dorm with my daughter to finish sleeping until 3:30.  I have to rang the buzzer at 3:30 then 3:45 then at 3:50.  

I was online last night but i i forgot about OWM maybe because of the nice food i had for lunch.  For me staying in the dorm deprives me of eating good meals at the right time. I just so love the fruits yesterday.  I was full but i don’t feel heavy coz i had much fruits in.

This is my first entry for the meme OUR WEEKEND MEMOIRS and first time to be posted at the home blog. 🙂