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Cheesecake for daaays: Your Customized Cheesecake

It all started with my mom talking about a cheesecake that her friend was raving about. A few years back, my friends and I were trying to find the best cheesecake made and I ultimately ended up choosing Cake2Go for their delicious Devil's Food Cheesecake. My second choice was Don Limone's which has since closed down like all underrated restaurants in the south. New branches built are far from home now.

A few months ago, this got my interest since it was supposedly customizable cheesecake dipped in ice cream; but all we had to go with was this blurry photo from my mom's friend because she couldn't remember the name of the place.


After days of looking around and asking our friends what could be written in that logo, we were able to find a link to the video where the screenshot was taken. https://www.facebook.com/cassalucoffeeandkitchen/videos/2102256396658825/?hc_location=ufi

Eventually, we found it as "Bakeology" from Cassalu. A far cry from Sambokojin (haha) …

Staycation Review: Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams Manila

Sometimes weekends are just meant to be spent in a home away from home. After multiple visits, I’ve decided to share my experience staycationing in Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams Manila.

Website: https://www.nobuhotelmanila.com/

The best way to tell whether or not you would want to stay in places is reading guest/s experience/s. On this case, I will summarize the multiple occasions I’ve stayed in Nobu and will show the pros and cons of checking in as a guest.

Arrival
Pros: Valet parking and baggage assist are always quick.
Cons: They don’t really care about your belongings. Multiple times I’ve encountered an employee carrying my bag without caution. I had advised that it’s fragile to no avail.

I suggest that if you are carrying gadgets and have placed them “safely” in your travel bag, carry your belongings and bring it to the baggage scanners yourself. Keep an eye on your things after that because a random employee will just take it and put it on some trolley without your permission, and go out of sight. I had to look for employees who took my bags just to get a piece of paper that tell me how many bags they took.

Check-in
Pros: Check-in should be quick if you’ve reserved early and have requested for whatever is needed.
Cons: One receptionist, [Lila –something] who is very unwelcoming to everyone. Rude is definitely the word.

from: google images


The Room
Pros: Simple, elegant design. The rooms are always very clean (thank you housekeeping). TVs are huge. Coffee is good. Pool view features sunset, city view features sunrise. Executive rooms are spacey and great for staycations. Suites are awesome for a few more people. I don’t believe I’ve ever liked bath products as much as I did Nobu’s.
Cons: Some rooms have no bidet, not even handheld bidet. WHYYYY?

The funko is Helena from Orphan Black. She's not meant to be a morbid reference, just a size reference.












Food
Pros: Nobu is situated in City of Dreams. Aside from room service and Nobu restaurant, there’re a few more variations of culture among restaurants within City of Dreams.
Cons: Value for money. Breakfast alone could cost you almost Php1,000 just for bacon and eggs, some pastries, and some fruits. I would suggest eating at Red Ginger. The food is worth it, and the service is excellent.











Amenities
Pros: Everything is clean. The view is nice.
Cons: The pool is tiny. I for one am not a big fan of swimming in public pools. However, I’d make an exception for cleanliness and size. The small pool is too compact for guests to enjoy unless there aren't a lot of people.



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