Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Wonderland

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or be a snow angel.

I chose to be the latter! *wink*

A Tale of Two Loves

I'll be interrupting my travel post for some very good news.  If you're still on the planning process of where to go or what to do for Valentines, I might just have the perfect idea that will not leave your bank account empty.

  • Buffet breakfast for two at Cafe Ilang Ilang
  • Complimentary broadband internet access
  • Surprise gift upon arrival
  • 10% discount in all of the hotel's restaurants
  • 20% discount on spa treatments and packages
  • Welcome fruit basket, daily newspaper, coffee and tea making facilities & complimentary use of health club facilities and swimming pool
  • No cover charge for the live band at the Roma Salon every Friday and Saturday only.

For reservations, call Manila Hotel at 527-0011.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Buffet Square

Good thing we arrived early because I heard that this place is
always packed during dinner time

The selection

Salad section

From Chinese to Mongolian to Japanese to Western Cuisine

Ice cream section

Fruit section

Dessert section

My side of the table

First plate

Second plate

Dessert No. 1
Dessert No. 2 Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream is ohh so yummy!

B-square rule

My rule: No diet during vacation.


Buffet Square
8-2188 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, MB R2V 3C8, Canada
Tel.: (204) 632-7333

Around the town

Coldest place I've ever been to
Fashion finds for half the price
Sunny afternoon
Football field at wintertime
The sun is so much bigger this side of the planet
They put sand on the road to avoid accidents (mixed with snow, it becomes less slippery)
The neighborhood
Canadian Stadium
Freezing weather
Snow sweeper
While waiting for the bus *teeth chattering*
Can't wait to be home where there's heater!

Cherry Love

I was quite disappointed during my supermarket trips because everytime I go to the fruit section, I always see the out of stock sign *sigh*.  So imagine my delight when I saw this on the dining table one morning

I love cherries!  I even brought some on my way home hoping it won't get confiscated.

I was able to sneak-in the cherries in my hand carry to take home but I have low EQ when it comes to food *LOL*.  I finished a bagful an hour after take off.

Ooops! Sorry.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Polo Park

Another day spent at the mall since there's no outdoor activity that can be done at -45 degrees.  So let me welcome you to Polo Park.

Photo grabbed from

Located a short eight minute drive west of downtown Winnipeg on Portage Avenue; a ten minute drive from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
The province’s largest shopping center, Polo Park boasts 200 of the finest shops and services including several which are not available anywhere else in the city.  Flooded with natural sunlight, the expansive walkways are complemented by comfortable seating areas and a spacious 14-outlet Food Gallery with two adjoining restaurants. The center offers two additional restaurants, two home fashion stores and a Silver City Cinema on the perimeter of the 5,600 vehicle parking lot.

Where you can find designer items in Winnipeg

Turkey Sandwich with salad on the side for lunch

Happy to be here.

You can find Apple, Sephora, Aldo, Esprit, Payless, Quiksilver, L'Occitane, Jacob, BCBG, Roots and Lucky Brand among many others.  The best mall in Winnipeg, no contest.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Trip to the Superstore

No matter how cold the Winnipeg wind chill can be, it still did not stop me from going to the local supermarket where relatives do their weekly grocery shopping.  The Canadian Superstore is a one-stop store, more like our very own SM Hypermarket, where you can find everything you need -- fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, canned goods and other grocery items, shoes, clothes and electronics.

Outside the Superstore

To buy or not to buy? Hmm.. to buy of course!

My loot?  A couple of chocolates and candies.  Okay, maybe more. *wink*

Monday, January 24, 2011

Breakfast All Day

Manila is 12 hours ahead of Winnipeg.  The time difference made a serious toll on my body clock, hence the jet lag for one week.

But the perfect reason to have sausage and pancakes even during lunch and dinner.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Home - work - home.

That's what a typical day for most people here is, especially during winter time when everything is covered in snow.  Since there's not much places to go at this time of the year, we spent most days visiting relatives who already moved here to catch up on each others lives.  Or in my case, ransack their kitchens. *wink*

At the Cuaderno's

Had macaroni salad and carrot cupcake (courtesy of Ate Ube) 10 minutes before lunch. 
No wonder I gained 2 kilos in just a couple of days.  This is not good.

The Town.. at Night


Photos were taken on a Sunday snowy night at around 6pm.
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