Many times after a trip abroad, you go home craving for something you had during your holiday.
It could be Swedish meatballs from Ikea, cheese pizza from Target, yang chow fried rice from room service in Hong Kong, tendon from Tokyo or any silly little thing you ate that was so wonderful at that time.
On our last night in Singapore, my sister Ana and I made a grand plan to wake up early so we could eat McDonald’s seaweed fries for the last time. Our call time was 11:30 AM. I woke up at 10:30 and moved my ass 15 minutes later. Ana moved her ass ever so slowly at 11 AM.
So we didn’t have time for fries, as the parents were already at the lobby ahead of time, with the van and the uncle saying good-by.
When we got to Changi airport I had to claim my GST refund which was almost SG$500 (sayang din yon). I love GST refund because that money either goes to last-minute shopping at the airport, or towards the next Singapore trip.
Mom and Dad went ahead through Immigration and to the airport lounge, while Ana waited for me to check in.
Seeing that we still had an hour before boarding, we walked very briskly to the nearby McDonald’s and ordered two Cokes, hot wings, and seaweed fries. (Sorry Dad! That’s what we were doing when you called!)
I can’t tell you how ecstatic we were to see the Golden Arches before leaving SG!
This was our order, plus two Cokes.
The fries come with this tiny packet of seasoning and a brown paper bag.
I asked the cashier if I could buy extra seasoning as I wanted Jeroen to try. If could, I would’ve bought ten more pieces because I knew the hangover would happen back in Manila.
You take the fries out of the container and pour them inside the brown paper bag.
Open the packet and throw in the seaweed powder.
Take a peek
If you’re happy and you know it, roll the bag down and eat! Wash down with an ice-cold Coke.
Jeroen and I may have been born worlds apart, but we share a common love for Tintin or Kuifje as they say in Dutch.
Now our son is into it too.
My siblings and I devoured all the books while we were growing up.
When we’d read all of them, we looked to substitutes like Asterix, but there was nothing really, quite like Tintin.
We were so so looking forward to the Spielberg movie, but upon finding out it’s animated (and the fact that it’s 3D—ick! we’re not as excited and might end up just watching at home. And you?
Mothercare introduces a new maternity toiletry range called It’s Your Body—six products ranging from indulgent body creams to medical remedies.
Pamper that special mom-to-be with a stretch mark cream or oil (Php 399 each), bath milk (Php 499), or leg and foot cooling spritz (Php 349).
For new moms, the perineal cream (Php 399) and nipple cream (Php 399) will help soothe those sore areas.
Available in Mothercare stores at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, TriNoma, and opening soon at Abreeza Mall, Davao.
Two iconic brands have come together to create a unique collection of colorful flip-flops.
World-renowned Italian luxury fashion house, Missoni partners with Havaianas, one of the world’s most prominent names in casual fashion.
The result is three new designs—two for women, one for men—that combine Missoni’s famous zig-zag patterns with Havaianas’ bold summer colors.
Available in both Slim and Top straps, the limited edition collection features the distinctive white, red and green of Italy’s national colors with the trademark hues of green and yellow of the Brazilian flag.
Only 200 pairs of the “Missoni loves Havaianas” collection are available now at Adora, Greenbelt 5.
Each comes in an exclusively designed Missoni knit bag, made in Italy.
Only one pair can be purchased per customer at PHP 3,300/pair.
Calling all fashion lovers, artists and designers.
Are you looking to pursue a creative career path? Is Fashion Design your career goal? Are you an artist or designer in need of additional training or are you simply looking for a way to express your creativity?
Designer Fashion Workshops (DFW) is back for another session this June.
Check out their latest schedule and receive an early bird discount and don’t forget to mention Chuvaness when you enroll!
Designer Fashion Workshops are the brain child of design veterans Lulu Tan-Gan, Inno Sotto and Jojie Lloren.
The give you the edge and opportunity to learn more about fashion through the knowledge and experience of its faculty—all active industry players willing to share their first-hand knowledge and experience with their students.
DFW offers workshops for beginners to existing fashion designers, offering high-quality workshops taught by top-fashion professionals, such as:
Jojie Lloren—Flat Pattern Drafting and Draping
Pidge Reyes —Creative Sewing and Garment Sewing Joey Samson—Fashion Design
Robi Lolin—Fashion Illustration Millet Arzaga and Noel Manapat—Styling
Lulu Tan-Gan—Global Fashion and Knitting.
Mentor faculty is Inno Sotto for Introduction to Fashion Design, while guest faculty is Roy Gonzales who teaches Advanced Draping.