Monday, April 30, 2012

Busaba Eathai

One of the must-try's when you're in London is modern Thai eatery Busaba Eathai! Yes, London and Thai isn't exactly a perfect combination. Or is it? I say it's totally okay to go Thai... especially when it's this yummy!

This Thai heaven was conceived by Alan Yau, the man behind Wagamama and Hakkasan. Ten years since its inception, Busaba continues to deliver fresh Thai food within an interior that reflects the warmth and richness of all that is Thai.

Busaba opened in Bicester Village late November 2010. Since then, it has never failed to delight visitors (like I) with its mouth-watering Thai inspired breakfast menu alongside its infamous award winning menu of Thai salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries with an authenticity and quality that exceeds expectations. And yes, a whole lot more!

Sawatdee Busaba Eathai! Interesting entrance to the restaurant.

Me & Preview Magazie Creative Director Vince Uy
Foodies Joseph, Rey, Mrs. Lim, Mr. Lim, JC, Miguel & Ben

Floating candles and flowers, nice touches!
Food is ready!
Pad Thai - rice noodle with prawn, dried shrimp, tofu, egg, peanut, beansprout and lime
Som tam with green papaya salad with dried shrimp and cherry tomatos
Por-pia jayvegetable spring rolls
Crabmeat egg fried rice with spring onion
and roti. (Or is it a giant kropek?)
My favorite chicken satay with peanut sauce.
Another favorite, Pandan chickengarlic and coriander root wrapped in pandan leaf. 
Loved this ginger and honey teaserved with cashew and coconut cookie.
Best discovery: a ginger and lemongrass sparkling water!
Dig in growing boys.
Outside Busaba Eathai: Miguel Pastor, JC Buendia, Ben Chan & Rey Lanada, all smiles and full tummies!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lacoste Limited Edition Olympic Polo Shirts

Are you ready to feel the Olympic spirit Lacoste style?

Olympic fever has hit Lacoste. It's just fitting since the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will take place in London soon. Now, you can show your support and keep that stylish image intact.

Check out the amazing Limited Edition Lacoste Polo Shirts I saw during one of my recent trips:

Just look at that window! Ni hao China!

Ciao Italy. Bella Bella.
Love the colors. Reminds me of their flag!
England. My favorite.
For the conios, bueno.
Good day mate!
Don't cry for me..... Argentina.
"O Canada!" 
Born in the USA!

Just nice! But how come there's no "Lolong" (aka Philippines) version? :)
Love this bag!
The bag from Ipanema. :)

What do you think? I say go for the gold! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On top of Paris

There are many reasons to trek to Sacré-Cœur, the regal and majestic church in Montmartre: the breathtaking (Literally, as it is a long hard climb up the stairs! Take the funicular if you are not fit!) view of Paris, the church itself, the lively cafes and street artists. Yes, it is touristy, but in a very beautiful way. When I first saw Sacré-Cœur, it was being renovated, so I couldn't appreciate its full splendor and magnificence. This is its 125th year, and for all that time, there has been perpetual adoration of our Lord in the blessed sacrament. As the brochure said, "For 125 years, it has been a symbol of hope. When someone looks up at the Sacré-Cœur, they think, 'Up there is someone praying. Up there is God.' And that gives them hope." I lit some candles for people very close to my own heart, and felt my spirit both uplifted and energized, that I could be part of such an ancient unbroken tradition of hope, faith and love.

My souvenir shot at Sacré-Cœur.
Syempre, there's Angelette's version.
The regal and majestic church of Montmartre. 
And now, get ready for me and Angelette's regal and majestic moments:

Quaint sidewalk cafes. How I love walking around here. 

Check out this sausage stand. All cooked French style!

Of course we had to try the crepe.

Love the colorful chairs and tables.
Matches my outfit diba?
Sige pose!
My turn!
Together (forever) :)