Entry Number 009: Go Loco with Coco

Have you ever had a chance to eat in a restaurant that will serve anything and everything with coconut and its derivatives? Oh yeah… A healthy boost from the miracle plant is served by Dana Buko Cocktail is located in Hi-Strip 3, Circumferential Road, Bacolod City.

From the interior designs, fixtures and food… everything has coconut or, at least, cocconut water in it.

We had several foods to try. But, this puppy says it is a must that you guys will be able to try the following:

– Chicken Kulma

– Chicken Binakol

– Asado Rice Topping

– Buko Pandan

– Macapuno

Please note that for all you who are not into sweet things, do tell your staff how would you like them to serve your desserts and drinks. This will ensure that they won’t add another dose of sugar in your order.

We paid less than PhP 500 for the two of us pigging out that day.

What is your favorite food from “Buko” ??

Tell us in the comment section below.


Thailand 1: “Sa Wat Dee, Pup” everyone!

Puppy Moods: feeling elated for going international

Greetings, Puppy trippers! This will be a 5 part blog special of our trip from Bangkok, Thailand. We will be kicking off these series with introduction of Thailand- the country, it’s people and their culture- all in a point of view of this small puppy. Woof!

Puppy Facts:

Thailand or officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand is formerly called as Siam. This bustling country is smacked in the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. With a total area of approximately 513,000 km2 (198,000 sq mi), Thailand is the world’s 51st-largest country. It is the 20th-most-populous country in the world, with around 66 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok.

Puppy Seal of Approval:

Mom and I always loved learning about cultures. We love to blend in and experience the lives of the people wherever we go. We enjoy walking and talking with the locals so we can live to tell the tales in the hope that we could help you out when it is your turn to visit Thailand.


Thai are very welcoming to foreign noobs in their city. The country is actually aware that tourism rakes in the money for their country’s economy so they are quite used to the fact that there are many of us, foreigners, frolicking around. They are very respectful and more than willing to help out when you ask them. With that said, Thai people are least likely to approach you first. If you need assistance and directions, there are Tourist Help Desk or Toursit Police in all railway stations, malls  and major spots in the city- and I am not joking with the ALL. They can direct you where you are and how to get to wherever. When all else fail, check the map and ask the locals.

Be warned of overly assertive people though, you will just be shocked you are being pulled to wherever and asked to pay outrageous prices and fees.


How else can you perfectly blend in but knowing a little of their languange? Knowing simple Thai would hit you good bargain deals and help from the locals if you need to. Here are some commonly used lines that mom used when we were going around:

  • Hello / Good bye = Sawadee Krahp/Kah (Krap for a male speaker, Kah for a female speaker – add these to the end of each statement to be polite)  This statement can be both “Hello” and “Goodbye”
  • Yes = Chai
  • No = Mai chai
  • Thank you = Kop Khun Krahp/Kah
  • You’re welcome = Mai Pen Rai  
  • Do you speak english = Poot ang grit daai mai
  • Delicious = Aroy /Alloy
  • How much is it = Tao Rai
  • A bit expensive = Paeng pai
  • Discount a little =  Lok Rakka dai mai

Religion and Culture:

Thailand’s  population is mostly Theravada Buddhism. It is an integral part of Thai identity and culture. They are amongst the highest in the world in terms of participation in Buddhism. You will see many beautiful Buddist temples and small altars where people can drop by and pray. You have to stop and appreciate these beautiful architechtures.

Note Worthy: Keeping these in mind, Thai are very particular of these religious places. We are mandated to wear proper attires (no sleevesless, shorts and slippers) in the compound. And in the event that you would want to enter a temple, please be reminded to take off you shoes and conduct yourselves properly(no shouting, no running or touching the relics). Be wary of certain rules like, no flash when taking pictures, do not sit, stand or step on the platform where the monks are occupying during prayers. 


Food there is amazing and caters to all – if not, most of the gastonomic adventurers out there. From snackings to little critters to surprisingly cheap not-so-weird food. You name it. you just have to look for them. I will be posting a seperate Puppy Nomnom entries for my Thai Foodie experience. 

Entry Number 008: Breathing Fire with Sisig

Craving for sisig that fits the budget of a pooritang puppy? Kubo Sa Lawn  located in P. Hernaez st.(libertad extension) Bacolod CIty is a must go place for just that. They offer many variety of Filipino food items and is a nice quiet place for a quick meal and a bottle or two with friends.

KSL, as locals call it, has a cool outdoor ambiance perfect for hanging out and food trippings.

It is a must for everyone to visit this place that you will have to order their Pork Sisig.

You can tweak how spicy you want it to be from the kitchen and add some more if you want to start breathing fire.

One serving can be shared by 2 persons so it is a good deal as it is.

Other than the usual average time of  prepping of 30 to 40mins… the place is really good.


How spicy do you want your sisig???

Tell us in the comment bar below! 

Getting away for a quick recharge at GUERRERO FARM, BRGY. CABATANGAN, TALISAY CITY.

Puppy Mood: Mom is so exhausted but it is nothing a quick dip in cold waters and a lung full of fresh air can’t fix.

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