Birthday Greetings and Mary Grace Cakes

My birthday month is about to end so I want to finish this blog post now. So what did I do for my birthday? Well first, I celebrated it a week in advance at the office. We had no task that day and nothing to do after lunch and while we are thinking of dessert, the idea to eat at Mary Grace came up. I am scheduled to treat them for my birthday so I relented when they asked if I can do it in advance.

I am not too fond of sweets but would not turn down an offer to eat at Mary Grace Cafe anytime. I love the warm rustic ambiance that is calming and soothing. The place is very charming with tiny flower vases out of mason jars, tea candles, and handwritten messages. They also play music from classic plays like Les Miserables that one of my officemates joked that we are actually in Paris.  

Of course, the cakes are heavenly too. It is thick and rich and yummy, but not too sweet. We requested for water and the water they served has refreshing lemon slices which is perfect for sweets because it takes away the “umay” taste. The cake is a bit pricey though and the fee includes service charge but it is a good experience to eat here. I would definitely come back.

Earthly Senses Spa Experience

My husband and I badly need some rest and relaxation so I purchased two vouchers for 1-hour body scrub and massage in a group buying site.
Reservation is a must so hubby called right away but it was not so easy since the spa has full schedule on weekends. So I thought, if the place is always that jampacked, then their services might be good.
So on our scheduled date, we arrived at Earthly Senses Spa located along San Miguel Avenue in Ortigas, Pasig early. The girl at the reception welcomed us to inform that we availed the 30-minute body scrub and 30-minute massage but if we want to extend the massage to make it an hour, we only need to add P160. We considered it for a while but opted to decline since it doesn't sound worth it.

Anyway, this spa in Ortigas seems strict when it comes to reservations, yet we were accommodated about 15 minutes later than our supposed sched.
The therapist led us into the massage room which got me a bit bothered because they have no changing room.  They did not give us any towel or robe too. It's great that I am with my husband, but what if I am with a casual friend -undressing may become awkward and uncomfortable.  Another point- they don’t have a locker, a small cabinet, or perhaps even a small table where I can put my things.Sadly, my bag ended up on the floor.  I also find the room too bright for comfort and the instrumental music on the background a bit distracting. I wish they would just turn it off.

I don’t want to sound too whiny here so I must say that generally, the scrub and massage went well although I think they put too little of that cream for me to feel lathered and fresh. Can I also say that I feel so exposed the entire session because while the therapist massages my arms for example, my other body parts are not covered with blanket. When my body was scrubbed with a wet towel, I felt cold because there was a ceiling fan. I also wish they made us shower first because scrubbing right away seems unsanitary. The sheets and the towels don’t look so clean too.

For good points, this spa center can boast of a good location and they do have that relaxing ambiance in the lobby. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t hurt to scout other spa centers which can give better services. 

That Thing Called Tadhana I Want to Watch

There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.- F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was early Friday and I just arrived from the office when I received a chat from a friend about this latest movie offering from Star Cinema . My former officemate who is a guy by the way is raving about how good the movie, That Thing Called Tadhana is. I believed him right away because prior to his feedback, I have been reading good reviews in Twitter, Facebook, and other online sites.
This movie that stars Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman tells the story of two heartbroken individuals who are struggling to be healed and move on.  According to my officemate, it is at par with quality Japanese love stories. He also commends the great acting skills of the lead actors.

Naturally, his infectious enthusiasm got me so curious so I wanted to watch it ASAP. 

Make Your Valentines Happy w/ a Free Movie Date

It’s that time of the year again and people are clamoring to make their loved ones feel extra special. For those who are looking for something fun to do on valentine’s day, you may want to check out the free movie event at Gateway Mall in Araneta, Cubao. 
I got aware of this through their e-newsletter and just sharing it here. 

Araneta Center will hold a free film showing at the Roof Deck Garden, 5th floor of Gateway Tower on February 14, 2015 at 6PM, featuring well-received Pinoy romantic films “One More Chance” and “My Amnesia Girl”.

Happy V-Day!
Enjoy a free movie date on February 14
The Araneta Center is holding a free film showing at the Roof Deck Garden, 5th floor of Gateway Tower at 6PM, featuring well-received Pinoy romantic films“One More Chance” and “My Amnesia Girl”.
Bring your significant other or if there's none, ask your friends or family to watch the films that will surely melt your heart away. See you on Valentine's Day!
Share your photos online and use the hashtag#DiscoverLoveAndLuck 
Post pictures to get a chance to win an instant prize!
Present this coupon to get a FREE POPCORN and DRINK!
Before the movie, visit the Gateway Gallery located also at the 5th floor.


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