Chef Laudico: Guevarra's

In summer, we went to Guevarra's -commonly known as 'Chef Lau'- for a lunch date; a buffet date! So we had to ready our tummies. It was a treat by my husband's friend. All of us were excited to go there not just for the food but also for the place itself. It used to be an ancestral house turned into a restaurant. Plus, Chef Lau is one of the youngest and best chefs in the Philippines.

We came early, around 10.30am, so we had to wait for half an hour :) As expected, a lot of patrons were there since it was a Saturday.


Good thing they have a little garden (grounds).
Chef Lau
I didn't intend to take any picture at the waiting area. This is just random showing how the garden was landscaped. Just imagine those chairs having a tent.

and a sofa (at the entrance), too.
Guevarra's waiting area
This is my girl comfortably sitting after screaming inside the restaurant :)


 With golden plates just right above you. (Oh earthquakes!)
Chef Lau entrance

I wasn't able to get much picture inside since she was cranky.

But as you can readily see in the picture below, Spanish design accents all over the building. There were different halls in the restaurant. Each has historic name. Historic "Mabini" surname was posted on the first hall (right)
Guevarra's entrance

  I'm not sure if you can reserve a particular hall.
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Hispanic AmbienceI say 'Hispanic' because it reminds me of Americanized Spanish buildings.
Delicious Filipino Cuisine- Except that I was looking for more variety. Dessert was extra special
Just Price- Affordable on weekdays. Prices are slightly higher on weekends and holidays.But given it's buffet, I would say eating there is worth it.
                    For updated prices click here
Enough Parking Space- You won't have a hard time finding one since guards can assist you. And the area is relatively big. 
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Its location is not that accessible unless you have your own car, or would brave heavy traffic (at times) with your taxi meter running.
...But a good place for family affairs. They collect no payment for infants :) (much better than Tramway) So my 1 year-old daughter ate a lot of dessert for FREE.

Random relationship post #2

Pride and nothing but pride is the very most culprit of every broken relationship, marriage or person. It comes in many forms that can go unnoticed. When you are spending much money on luxury and other unimportant things, it is your pride of not wearing modest clothes, or proving that you can afford to visit popular tourist destinations. When you do not accept apologies or excuses for small mistakes or even with out-of-hand situations  that your partner sometimes does, it is your pride that you should be the most important person in his or her life, even more important that his or herself. When you don’t want to stop yourself from answering back and winning a point in every argument, it is your pride that you are always right, you can never go wrong, and your partner is someone who isn't in a right mindset. 
Many things, and in many ways, pride is slowly pushing you and your lover farther. And the sad part is, both of you might be victims of it without you knowing.
A ‘happily-ever-after’ does not automatically happens when someone gets or gives a “true love’s kiss”. Being in a relationship means both of you will experience good and bad times that would refine your feelings for each other; even contribute in improving your character, strengths, and overcoming weaknesses.
You do not live in Neverland, where flying takes no effort, and time does not add anything to your age. You are not in a fairy tale with a perfect, beautiful, and real princess; or a handsome, brave prince with a castle. But you can do something, even a lot of things, to make your relationship work. You can make a choice. You always can.
Overcoming the call of pride is indeed a hard thing to do because once you feed it, it satisfies you instantly. It makes you feel that you are strong, that you are right, that you are important; very far from the slow but sure comfort of humility. Pride does not even have to stay on the side of strength. It can also work for you to make you feel even down. It gives you the imaginary image that you are worthless and helpless, that your partner won’t listen and forgive you. Thus, when you give in to pride, your relationship would surely end soon. So quit pride-ing. Friday #


Random relationship thoughts #1

And finally, another reason, which can either take your relationship to the next level or end it, is time. Nope, this does not always mean that either you are putting more or less time with each other, but its reckoning. You see, these days we are all bombarded with pressure at work, economic fluctuation, most significantly, too much social media, and other events which don’t matter most.
You may feel like you have spent a lot of time commenting on your partner’s blog or posts and think it’s enough to let him or her feel loved. Well, it may appear popular among both of your circles, they might think you are a romantic or cool person for him or her; and that your relationship is strong, but that’s just superficial; even you are tempted or feel obliged to craft an appealing statement before posting it. 
Be careful, you might be building just a superficial, virtual love. It will not last long. Or if it will, it’s not as sensible as it can be.

On the contrary, not because your partner does not seem to care about the eloquent post you did on social media last night, mean that you are not loved, supported, or cared about.