A Panda Love Affair To Remember

As far as I can remember, it’s been quite a while since I felt that tinge of creative passion to write in my blog. For the past few weeks, there had been so many circumstances in my life and it wasn’t that easy for me to move on but eventually I did!

Life… ah well, no one can really give true justice to the real meaning of it. May it be for tons and tons of scientific or religious explanation, even the great philosophers can’t define why such events and happenings strangely occur as a person’s existence come and go.

Strange eh? Well… the universe must have a reason that even man could not fathom. Like that unexplainable feeling when I met “Darcy”, it was totally love at first sight. The moment we met… ah, I couldn’t help but totally fall in love — even head over heels! The feeling of comfort and peace was all there. I even flashed my brightest smile even though it was just the first time. Though I’m a very busy person and time is of the essence to me — I never hesitated on staying a bit longer, my world was swirling with real happiness as we spent quality time together.

And thankfully, it was all worth it. I went home with a happy heart and a very full tummy ❤

Located along Damosa Gateway, Mamay Road corner J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City — Darcy’s Place stands proud and cheerfully invites customers through their very cute and chubby display of panda stuffed toys, chic lit books, coffee mugs, artsy portraits, cute trinkets, and even bamboo bonsai ferns. The place gives off that really happy and peaceful vibe that makes their loyal customers keep coming back for more.

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And their simply delicious food….mmmm just thinking about it again makes me want to go back.

Every Monday to Thursday from 8am to 11am, they serve these two pieces of yummy homemade pancakes plus unlimited freshly brewed Café Americano for only P99 per meal. How cool is that?

Just last month of April, they started their Pasta Friday Madness promo for only P250 you get to savor unlimited gourmet pasta dishes from various origins every Fridays of the month from 6pm to 10pm. They also have a wide variety of yummy food in their menu that’s indeed sure to please your palate.

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Sending good vibes all the way! When you’re in Davao City, don’t forget to have your happy dose of Panda-awesomeness, great coffee and delicious food at ‪Darcy’s Place. Don’t forget to take a selfie though. Click! Click! Flash! Flash! xoxo ❤

There’s a Cheesecake for Everybody: Where to Get Your Cheesecake Fix in Digos City

Blueberry cheesecake makes me think like a little bit of heavenly lovin’ here…

Imagine a velvety soft and luscious cream bodied together with a finely crushed crust, and topped with assorted delicious ingredients like savory fruits, crunchy nuts, sweet syrups — anything you can ever fancy of. Everybody loves cheesecake, may it be baked or no-bake.

Last November 2014, I started learning to whip up my own recipe of this amazingly immaculate dessert and my first taste testers were my family, and my apartment landlords Rodney and Eve Dixon (who, later on became my avid customers). Generally, people loves the no-bake cheesecake version because of its light ice-creamy texture. Unlike its baked counterpart which is a bit dry and almost like a pastry.

My version of the No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is made with pure cream cheese and premium ingredients. Some of my customers are not a fan of sweets so I try to do a bit of moderation here and there for the right balance of flavors, just the way I like my cheesecakes. If you also love no-bake cheesecake and you happen to be in our humble city of Digos, try out Kalipay Kopikeyks No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake. You can contact me through my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/letsconrealities

Oh well, I never thought we’d end up on another food trip with the office mates (been rambling about CAKES in the office all day). It was a bit rainy so we ended up going to Shuttlecock Cafe and Gym. Located right between Roxas Extension and Luna Extension (at the back of Fire and Ice), this very spacious coffee shop slash badminton gym is just the right place for a good slice of cake.

All pastries are baked fresh every day in their very own commissary, including their mouthwatering cheesecakes. Really nice ambiance…..like I could just bring a book and feel carefree sitting in their big sofa couches while listening to their cool jazz music and sipping my smoothie.

They have a very good list of food in the menu, we ordered No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake (it was out of curiosity for me). My office mates ordered Choco Loco To-Go, and Spaghetti. In an instant, we got our cake cravings fixed. Y U M M Y !

Need a cheesecake fix? Don’t forget to share a slice…

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Of Summer Sunshine, Tropical Pineapples, And The Perfect Dope Playlist

It wouldn’t be complete without dedicating the perfect playlist for today’s post:

Oh summer, you’re finally here! It gets even better when I think of all the possibilities and memories that I’ll soon treasure, and all the blog posts that I’m yet to share. Today I’m paying tribute to my site, let’s talk about PINEAPPLES! In Chinese tradition, it’s a symbol of good luck, wealth, good health, and prosperity. But let’s not really get too deep on those facts. Don’t get me wrong, I like pineapples…but I like them more on my plate. I’d be like Mmmm those luscious juicy mouth watering God-given gift for Mother Nature. And what better ingredient a pineapple can be? Oh yeah PIZZA that is…

I’m talking about this new Pizza House & Cafe in our humble city of Digos that offers nothing but only superb delicious food for the palate. You see, this popular country-style pizza cafe is nice and extra cozy (makes you feel like HOME). My friends and I tried out their pizza once (that was last year) and we keep coming back for more. The fresh ingredients, flavorful dough, and the immaculate burst of herbs and toppings (imagine their cheese and you’d be like, ooh HEAVENLY). Help yourself to this super-duper cheesy and really satisfying (not gluttony, though) pizza serving.

Their pizza comes in different sizes, the Solo(6 inches), Barkada(10 inches), Familia(12 inches), and “the” Fiesta(14 inches). Their pizza price ranges from Php50 to Php495. There are also lots of superb desserts and beverages, especially their perfect house blend iced tea and their thirst quenching lemonade!

Next time we’ll definitely try some other dishes on their menu. All of their food taste really GOOD, but I’d give a thumb’s up and recommend their variety of popular pizza dishes (their main-attraction menu) because it’s really delicious. Summer bucket list wouldn’t be complete without the Daddy’s Pizza & Cafe experience, located at Gallarde Street, beside Holy Cross Academy.

P.S. They also have new flavors for Vegetarians and this Lenten Season! PIZZA with no MEAT!!! You may want to check their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theBESTpizzaever?fref=nf

…but for now, lemme take a selfie:

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Basking Under the Harvest Moon

I’m not really a big fan of cafes, I dunno…I find them really intimidating and too pricey on the menu. But lately, these lovely shops are growing like mushrooms in our humble city of Digos. Everyone’s saying good things about the food and the drinks. When it comes to food, my mind really wanders off — slowly pulsating to a swirly sensation of food porn inside my memory bank. I couldn’t help myself but well… food is good! And so it goes….

First foodie destination: Denise Citylight Cafe located at Quezon Avenue, Tres De Mayo. It was an out of the blue food trip with the office mates. Although their soothing ambiance is super nice, it would’ve been great if they had a bigger space. I love their concept of sepia lights, laid-back chill music, and really cozy stalls and sofa chairs.

We ordered Creamy Tuna Carbonara (Php95) and Plain Milk Shake (Php55). As I was looking at their menu, my eyes were glued to the delicious cake display in front of us (we’re sitting really close to the counter). There was a whole layer of Red Velvet Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, and Chocolate Moist Cake on the display. And my konsensya was like Ugh why did I order Carbonara when all the while I’m craving for a slice of cake?

Their customer service is really good, they serve orders fast. When our orders finally arrived, I couldn’t help but gaze at the creamy goodness of the pasta sauce with their special mix of tuna chunks, herbs and spices. It was totally a feast to the eyes, and it made me think of the movie Ratatouille. I was describing the flavor sensations inside my head, haha! A delicious fusion of creamy milk and savory tuna goodness with buttery garlic bread on the side, all rolled into one healthy serving. I was eating with so much gusto! All that stress from the day’s work was totally gone.

Appetite-wise, the milk shake was just too sugary for me. I should’ve ordered something not too sweet to contrast the creamy aftertaste like calamansi juice. Too bad I ended up not being able to finish my pasta. Oh well…

They also have other delicious menus that I’m looking forward to try next time. Hopefully! Till next visit, see you again someday soon Denise ❤

Check out their Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/DeniseCitylightCafe

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