Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Korean Dramas You Need To Be Watching in 2018

The last time I posted about Korean dramas was last January. Guess how many I watched since then? 

Lo and behold, I have watched 11 K-dramas since then!!! But wait, I still have 4 K-dramas on-going so that's total of 15!!! Don't get me wrong, huh. I can still balance my work and my other lifestyle / hobbies. Watching K-dramas makes me feel happy and alive. 😀

Without further ado, here's my top 15 (in ascending order by date):

1. Evergreen

- Starring Lee Jong-hyun (Oh Soo) and Kim So-eun (Seo Yoo-ri).

Release Dates: March 5 - April 24, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Romance Comedy

2. Tempted

- Starring Woo Do-hwan (Kwon Shi-hyun), Park Soo-yeong (Eun Tae-hee), Moon Ga-young (Choi Soo-ji) and Kim Min-jae (Lee Se-joo).

Release Dates: March 12 - May 1, 2018
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Romance, Melodrama

3. Switch: Change the World

- Starring Jang Geun-Suk (Sa Do Chan) and Han Ye-Ri (Oh Ha-Ra).

Release Dates: March 28 - May 17, 2018
No of Episodes: 32

Genre: Legal drama

4. Suits

- Starring Jang Dong-gun (Choi Kang-Seok) and Park Hyung-sik (Go Yeon-woo).

Release Dates: April 25 - June 14, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Legal drama

5. Lawless Lawyer

- Starring Lee Joon-Gi (Bong Sang-Pil) and Seo Ye-ji (Ha Jae-Yi).

Release Dates: May 12 - July 1, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Legal, Thriller

6. Rich Man, Poor Woman

- Starring Suho (Lee Yoo-Chan) and Ha Yeon-Soo (Kim Bo-Ra).

Release Dates: May 9 - June 28, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance comedy

7. About Time

- Starring Lee Sang-yoon (Lee Do-ha) and Lee Sung-kyung (Choi Michaela).

Release Dates: May 21 - July 10, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Melodrama

8. Miss Hammurabi

- Starring Go Ara (Park Cha Oh-reum) and Kim Myung-soo (Im Ba-reun).

Release Dates: May 21 - July 16, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Legal drama

9. Are You Human?

- Starring Seo Kang Joon (Nam Shin) and Gong Seung Yeon (Kang So Bong).

Release Dates: June  4 - August 7, 2018
No of Episodes: 36
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery

AsianWiki Rating: 87%

10. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?

- Starring Park Seo Jeon (Lee Young-joon) and Park Min Young (Kim Mi-so).

Release Dates: June 6 - July 26, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance Comedy

11. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

- Starring Lim Soo-Hyang (Kang Mi-Rae) and Cha Eun-Woo (Do Kyung-Seok).

Release Dates: July 27 - September 15, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance Comedy

12. Let Me Introduce Her

- Starring Nam Sang-Mi (Ji Eun-Han), Kim Jae-Won (Han Kang-Woo) and Jo Hyun-Jae (Kang Chan-Ki).

Release Dates: July 14 - September 29, 2018
No of Episodes: 40

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance

13. Still 17

- Starring Shin Hye-Sun (Woo Seo-Ri) and Yang Se-Jong (Gong Woo-Jin).

Release Dates: July 14 - September 18, 2018
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Romance

14. The Ghost Detective

- Starring Choi Daniel (Lee Da-il), Park Eun-Bin (Jung Yeo-woo) and Lee Ji-ah (Sunwoo Hye).

Release Dates: September 5 - October 31, 2018
No of Episodes: 32
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

15. Devilish Charm

- Starring Choi Jin-hyuk (Gong Ma-seong) and Song Ha-yoon (Ju Gi-ppeum).

Release Dates: September 5 - October 25, 2018
No of Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance comedy

How about you? What K-dramas have you watched this year? Share it here. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Food Panda PH Review

Food Panda is an online food delivery service from a curated choice of local restaurants. It was founded in Berlin Germany in March 2012 and now operating in more than 10 countries including Philippines. 

I first heard of Food Panda in a tech event before but just remembered it now when my colleague suggested to try this service. 

Today, September 13, I had my first order from them. I love their website because it's simple, straight-to-the-point and user-friendly. Here are the instructions on how to order:

Download the app in iOS or Android device or go to site. 

Then, sign-up or log-in your account. 

Enter your current location. Take note that they only accept orders from NCR area only. I tried to check if it's available in my province but it's not. Hopefully soon. :)

Once you entered your location, the site will promptly search and lists down the restaurants nearby.

Choose the restaurants from the list and add the orders to the cart. You can choose the date and time it will be delivered. ***If you have voucher code(s), you can add it only on the payment page and not here.

Once done, review / change your delivery time, add your delivery (specific) address and other important notes, instructions and landmarks.

As of now, they only accept Cash on Delivery payment option. You can add your voucher code here. TRYPANDA code is Php 100.00 off and only available for first time users. Unfortunately, the code didn't work on me but it's okay. 

Once done, they have two factor authentication. What is it? They added an extra layer of security that requires not only username or password. Example: a verification code will be sent to your mobile number. Woah! That's a technical part huh. :)

Finally, you will wait for your order on your specified time. You will also receive an email regarding the summary of your order.

11:30 am have passed but I haven't receive my order yet. I just received it before 12:00 pm but it's okay. As long as my order is complete. :)

Here's my order from Max's Restaurant Muntinlupa:

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

How about you? Have you tried their service? Share your experience.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Ramen Nagi Alabang Branch Review

Ramen Nagi is one of the most famous restaurant in Japan, established by Ramen Master Chef Ikuta Satoshi in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2006. They also have branch in Hong Kong and popularly known as Butao, after its popular signature ramen. The Manila franchise was opened last December 2013 and now they opened their Alabang branch last August 2018 (last month).

I love the Japanese-style vibe outside the restaurant but the place inside is a bit small. I preferred to go with the group. 😀

The kitchen is open-space so you can actually see how they prepare the ramen. How cool, right?

Without further ado, I had a taste of their famous original butao ramen. Take note that during the peak hours, the restaurant often gets full so be early. They don't take reservations and only accepts walk-ins. 

A bowl of ramen is a bit pricey but it's worth it. Here are the ramen options:
  • Butao King (Php 390.00) - original
  • Black King (Php 410.00) - garlic and squid ink
  • Red King (Php 410.00) - spicy
  • Green King (Php 410.00) - basil and cheese

What I love about Ramen Nagi is you can customize your ramen by filling out the order slip. If you don't have any idea on what to get, simply check the "Chef Recommendation" box.

Here's what I ordered, Original Butao King:


Take Note: They do not allow leftover or takeout so finish your order right there. 

Overall, me and my officemates enjoyed our ramen. Ramen is a great comfort food for a cold weather, right?

How about you? Have you tried their Butao King? Share your experience?

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday, September 02, 2018

14 Restaurants I Dined at Molito Alabang

Continuation of Affordable Restaurants to Try at Molito Lifestyle Mall, Ayala Alabang (Part 01).

Draft Gastropub

They serve European dishes as well as beers. The restaurant is perfect for night chill with friends. But they also have affordable lunch specials. 

Cuisine: European

Ice Flower

They offers Korean bingsu with different flavors. They also have snow machine for kids, who wants to play with the snow.

Cuisines: Korean, Desserts, Coffee

Mr. Park's Bread and Cafe

One of the best Korean cafe in the area. :)

Cuisines: Bakery, Desserts, Coffee


Torch offers international cuisines. American cuisine such as sandwiches and burgers. Japanese cuisine such as sushi and ramen. Italian cuisine such as pizza, panizza and pasta. There's more! They also offers steaks, chicken and seafoods! :)

Cuisines: Italian, Spanish, American

Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria

Cuisine: Italian

The Perfect Pint

They offers fine food with local craft beers. This place is one of the hangout places in the area. It often gets full every Friday night.

Cuisines: Filipino, Spanish, Italian

Un Cuenca

Chef Ariel Manuel (Lolo Dad's) is back with this restaurant. They offers Spanish cuisines such as gambas, pugon lechon and many more.

Cuisine: Spanish

Yoree Korean Barbeque Dining

One of the best Korean barbeque grill around the area. They also have a branch in Fort Bonifacio. 

Cuisine: Korean

Chairman Wang's Prime Beef Noodle House

It is a Taiwanese restaurant, which offers noodles and many more.

Cuisine: Chinese

Omakese Japanese Cuisine

One of the best Japanese restaurant around the area. The restaurant often gets full at lunch time. 

Cuisine: Japanese

Melt Grilled Cheesery

Cuisine: American

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Cuisine: Spanish

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Just Thai

Cuisine: Thai

Buona Vita

Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Have you been to Molito Alabang? If yes, where did you dine in? Share your experience.