20 June 2009

Happy Firsts: LaPiS turns One and my first entry

Lasang Pinoy is a weekly food event where participating bloggers showcase food and the Filipino taste through food photography based on a given theme every Sundays. Incidentally, I learned that Lasang Pinoy Sunday Edition turns one today as I decided to check out their website to see how I may join this weekly event.

This is my first entry for Lasang Pinoy because every birthday is not complete without a birthday cake. Happy Birthday and wishing you more years to spice up every Sundays.

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11 June 2009

Davao Notes Revived and Refurbished

Whoa! Davao Notes and Snapshots is still alive. After much hiatus, I finally took time to refurbish and improve this blog. I am a proud daughter of Davao and it would be simply pleasurable to share my place of abode with you. There are so many things that I love about Davao that it would just be utterly impossible for me to stop talking about it to let people know how lovely this part of the world is. I am definitely back and blogging!

Meantime, enjoy the new look and feel.

04 June 2009

Chicco di Cafe

I finally discovered the best and by far the most addicting Rocky Road Brownies I have ever tasted only at Chicco di Cafe.

Last month, my sister went home for a week-long vacation as a much-needed work break. Undisputably, caffeine runs through our genes (I guess being coffee-holic is genetic or so I thought) we treated her to Chicco di Cafe, an ambiant coffee shop located in Roxas Avenue in Davao City. All of us haven't been to Chicco di Cafe so the vote was unanimous and so off, we go.

We just had our dinner at home so we decided to have small samplings of the cakes and coffee of course. We ordered Rocky Road Brownies and Moist Choco Cake, for our dose of coffee rush, we took Cafe au lait and Capuccino while I ordered Nutty Caramel Latte. The most unforgettable was the Rocky Road Brownies which tasted like sweet heaven.

We also brought our laptops with us so we can chat with our sissy who's working abroad. The wifi connection was pretty fast than what I expected and it's free. I noticed that most of the customers were students who are busy with their laptops which is not a surprise because there are several dormitories and boarding houses around the area. I also liked the idea that customers can choose their seats depending on the degree of comfort. There are sofas, cofee table for two or those who want do have their coffee al fresco can do so. I love the furniture and artistic pieces they use to accentuate the place.

As of late, there have been several new coffee shops that have been sprouting all over the city. The others like Tata Benito's have opened up a few more branches and this could mean that coffee shops are doing well in the city. Now, we can really say that Davaoenos really loved the laid-back lifestyle.