Entry Number 014: Coffee Boost for the Caffeine Dependent

Every lives of the sleep deprived worked to the ground and adrenaline pumping humans like my mom deserve a good cup of coffee to boost.   Like what my mom always said, "No cup of coffee was created equal. Some are cheap. Some are bad. Some are passable. Some are infused with love. Some are just made like they were handcrafted by a god." From the beans that were roasted to perfection, the perfect timed and pressured process -all the way to the beautiful crema on top and the temperature when you finally get to consume it; they are some of the many elements that makes a great coffee experience. So mom grabbed a cup in Coffee Culture Roastery along Alijis Road and it was one for the books.

You see, my mum is a full espresso coffee junkie so she knows her cup. As a pupper I can’t consume coffee because it is not good for me but mum never failed to teach me these things.

Coffee from pure arabica beans partnered by a rustic interior, this is a great place to work on blogs, meet friends and enjoy that boost of caffeine.

They have wide assortments of pastries that goes with your coffee so you can nibble on cakes while you go ahead with your day.

A good cup of espresso is only Php 70. All the better!!

Good price for a good cup.
How about you?

Are you a coffee warrior like mum too?

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Praying for Healing in PADRE PIO SHRINE, SANTO TOMAS, BATANGAS

Puppy Mood: Out exploring while we have time!

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Puppy Facts:

Pambansang Dambana at Parokya ni Santo Padre Pio , commonly known as Padre Pio Shrine, is a parish church and pilgrimage site situated at Brgy. San Pedro, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines. Standing proud with its roof resembling a “salakot”, a traditional Filipino hat used by farmers and fishermen in their respective agricultural activities as their protection against heat and rains – this is surely one for the books for pilgrims in the Philippines and around the world.

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Destination Landmark Rates
Going to Lucena City
– JAM, Lucena Lines, JAC and DLTB
> Any point in QC and manila, you just have to find a bus to Lucena

> Travel is approx. 2-3 hours.
> Tell the driver to drop you off at Padre Pio Shrine

Php 100-150 per head

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Puppy Seal of Approval:

Have you ever implored for something so fervently that it makes your heart flutter after you knelt down and pray? Being in a place where you can be surrounded by people who also have their hearts heavy with love and praise feels comforting. So with this, the puppertripper stamp our seal of approval on the following:

  1. A celebration. Padre Pio has been known for healing masses and prayers for special intentions. When you come here, make sure you check the mass schedule. We recommend not to miss the chance to celebrate the sacrament with your Pawmilies here. There is something about the place where solemn prayers are whispered that it soothes the troubled heart. The beautiful well-lighted high-ceiling church would take away the usual constricting feeling of traditional churches. Beautiful religious images surround the place so take time to see them.
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  2. A wish and a promise. There is the wall where people put on their locks and rosaries as a forever reminder of their wishes and promises in this place. Though it is not a reassurance for anything, but for a person who has been heavily laden with their problems and challenges they face – anything would make them feel better.
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  3. A pause from all the hustle. Mom has been so busy. We are equally guilty of not being able to fulfill our spiritual duties due to the demands of work, school and family. Mom would say that it was never an excuse but human (and pupper) as we are… we come short. I would usually see mom dragging herself home and then taking a bath then sleep off because she was so tired. She would always tell me that we would go for a puppytrip when things get a little bit bearable. So on trips like these, give your adrenaline pumps a vacay and pause. It is a time where we can just pause and reconnect with Papa God.

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Rating:
Travel party: Great for choice for family trip! The compound is big so there are a lot of things that can be visited. It is a good spot for children and puppers too!

Budget: It cost us 150 for the bus fare and no entrance fee in Padre Pio. If you plan to bring a car, there is a paid parking space for only 50 pesos.

Trip: Day-trip! Check the following mass schedules so you can pace your trip.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00-11:00am

12:15-01-15pm

05:00-06:00pm

07:00-8:00pm

5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

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Entry Number 13: SuTuKil Seafood in Bacolod

Something unique in Bacolod are foodstops featuring “SuTuKil”. It is the short cut for “SUgba” (grill), “TUla” (soup) and “KILaw” (Fish Ceviche). These three ways of cooking are always the blockbuster in any Ilonggo buffet.

Now imagine this… SuTuKil – SEAFOOD STYLE!!!!! Wooooofff~~~  **Tail wagging**

Me and  mum love sea foods! We practically eat  whatever we see food that is sea food! Get it? Get it?

Diotay’s Eatery located in 12th st., Gatuslao Bacolod City 6100 is just the place to be.  From Scallops, big fishes, squids, crabs and prawns, they have it. You can buy the fresh supplies and have them cooked right then and there.

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What is your favorite? This pupper loves the Grilled Blue Marlin and the Calamares.

Have you tried eating here?

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