O Mary, full of grace of Peñafrancia‘s shrine, In thee our hope we place, O Lady most devine.

Viva la Virgen!

The 17th Penafrancia Fluvial Procession in Dürnstein, Austria 🇦🇹 From Vienna to Stift Dürnstein. Peñafrancia Fluvial Festival in Philippines 🇵🇭 reflects the local faith and retualistic specialty of the region. Celebrated in Naga City, Bicol region of Philippines, a legendary patroness is paid tribute to. With bff Dana👭 and hubby.

Best brekky ever on this day, best throwback brekky at Wildflour restaurant in Makati City. With niece Jennifer and daughter Diana-Grace. Try it Folks!🤗

Dinner 🍽 date with my son Ronald-Louis, at Gondola. I miss him so much❣️Son and daughter….… when they were young they were always with us. Remembereing those days……. Now, they ‘re both grown up (adult) actually 26 and 25 years of age not even a call doesn’t take place. But anyway it is good to know that they’re both OK! And can live the life they want.

Finally! After 36 years together again with my high school bff 👯 and her hubby. Having lunch 🍴 with Ferdie and Lea in Mandaluyong City with my daughter and hubby. Thank you Lord for all the blessings.😇

Foodies at District 8 Manila “Expect to enjoy a fusion of international flavors and wide array of drinks while enjoying music by renowned DJs and live performances.” Take it from me Folks, drop by to try it!🤗

Great place to have KareKare and more Filipino classic dishes. What I love most is their “ensaladang ampalaya” ( bitter melon salad). Good morning 🌞 Vienna 🤗



About one and half century of hit at the Vienna Graben with 70 seats in air-condition restaurant and almost 200 seats at sidewalk Cafébar 365 days a year open with traditional Viennese and international cuisine continuously from 8 am for their guests.

Hang out with friends 👫👭👭 with Tagalog Song entitled „Sa Lumang Simbahan“ listen 👂 how I changed the lyrics to the last part!🤪🤣 Will be a part of memories which I hold close to my heart. 💙 Because real friends are gold ones.

Thank you to Shirley and her band for the music 🎶 which provides joy, inspired and uplifted everyone. Surely we’ll coming back the next set up. Can’t wait to dine in again with hubby.

Yummy food like spareribs grilled on lava stone, with French Fries 🍟 and their homemade salad 🥗 and sauce.

Good friends👭👭👫good food, good music, and good times is happiness 💞💙 together we have it all. Isn’t that sweet?



Food and happiness.💕

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world 🌍🌏🌎——- J.R.R. Tolkien

Friyay lunch 🍴 at our fave cooking table ” Tippanyaki” 👍 with daughter and hubby.😇

Stand out “Bob Cut” my summer style 2019, thank you so much 😊 Alex Of Hair Fair 😘 I L💙VE it girl. 👧🏻

Was late lunch 🍴 for me, sea bream cooked👩‍🍳 in vinegar with chili 🌶 and eggplant 🍆 plus wild 😜 rice 🍚 in Tagalog “Pinaksiw”😅

Craving for this one, my brown rice fried with green peas and beaten eggs 🥚😇

Egg pasta 🍝 with zucchini and calabresse pesto. What does it mean “Calabresse Pesto”?

Is a mixture of red bell peppers, chili 🌶 grana padano cheese 🧀 and picorino Romano cheese 🧀 served with cucumber 🥒 for side dish.

Lentils with smoked ribs and spinach. I love lentils, it is highly recommended for diabetics. Due to the high fiber content, it enters to the blood slowly also high in protein content.

Boiled asparagus and poached egg 🥚 with Hollandaise sauce a diabetic meal.😇

Simple dish, ground meat mix with a little bit of pork belly, taro or “gabi” in Tagalog, chopped tomatoes 🍅 green peas, onion, and garlic. Homemade, home cook 👩‍🍳

“With clothes the new are the best, with FRIENDS 👭 👭 the old are the best. One is silver the other is gold.”

The day we tried something new for both of us, hair extension before flying back home for vacation. Unfortunately for me it doesn’t work, the following day I asked my Bff 👯 Dana to remove it for me because I can’t sleep. I got a headache 🤕 for the first night.🙈🤣

Thank you so much Bff 👯 Dana 😘 this reminds me our vacation time in the Philippines 🇵🇭 last September 2018.

Finally! After 36 years I got a chance to visit the place where childhood memories had its home 🏡 and end up craving for the street food at the corner.😋👍

Thank you 😘 so much for always being there for me❣️

Food is always a great experience that makes us even more closer though it’s a very simple dish. Hubby et moi💞😇



The psychology of menus. Trying different Restaurants in Vienna as frequent as I can with my bff, daughter and hubby. Vienna has something for every taste when it comes to what’s “In” from coffee hauses 🏘 Bars, Tavern, and Restaurants. Like from a modern European eatery, neighbourhood cafe’ or even a popular seafood restaurant which I love most. The start of my dining journey right this year.

Above here with my bff Dana, having our linner at Okiru Running Sushi 🍣 with tippanyaki buffet. Was great 👍 delicious delight and we had fun, fasting before visiting the place is highly recommend 🤣 because of “cook and eat all you can”!🍽😋✅

It is a bit expensive but it has a huge variation of food 🥘 and where the running Sushi 🍣 everything are fresh and you can also see how they prepared in the middle of the trendmill. Clean and treandy too. Most of all the staff are very accommodating and friendly.

#friendshipgoals Saturday good vibes😊 catching up with my bff Dana again as frequent as we can, at Fischviertel Restaurant in Naschmarkt. Who knows how life is in the future.

According to the owner, trust is extremely important to them – to maintain a personal relationship with their dealers and check the quality of their fishing 🎣 methods, breeding criteria and hygiene conditions on site. I mean about the seafoods they serve in the restaurant. The Crostian🇭🇷 Chef 👨‍🍳 of the restaurant will spoil you with the excellent dishes. It is freshly cooked from the kitchen, served by a friendly waiter, a good glass of wine 🍷 and you are happy. 😌 What I Love ❤️ most is a pot of mix mussels in white wine. Take it away from me Folks! 😊

We hardly find time to spend together.😒 But finally a mother – daughter afternoon at Crazy Lobster. Enjoyed our food 🥘 and drinks.🍹🍸🍷 Definitely we are coming back again.

Crazy Lobster is a steak 🥩 and lobster restaurant in the heart ♥️ of Vienna. It offers whole fresh Lobster, snow crab 🦀 steak 🥩 burger 🍔 soup 🥣 pasta 🍝 shrimp 🦐 🍤 salad 🥗 and cheesecake 🧀 for dessert 🍨 and many more. Ambient is great 👍 too.

Here finally! #brunching with my two kids at the Brickmakers Pub & Kitchen in seventh district of Vienna. The home of craft beer 🍻 and authentic American BBQ 🍗 🍖 near us. Brunch is usually served on weekends and holidays. They also have live band and DJ. Every Monday they have its famous Brisket serving with a side dish of your preference like potatoes 🥔 salad 🥗 red slaw, baked beans, corn 🌽 cobs, romaine lettuce, creamy Savoy cabbage with cardamom and croutons, Pilsner Urquell or Gold Fassl beer 🍻 fresh as you can get from their tanks. Go and visit them try their menus as well!😊

These are for a moment ☝️ will keep you updates on my next journey. Guten Appetit!



Here is a selection of my own personal ” favorite restaurants ” in Vienna. My family and I we often eat here when ever we had something to celebrate or just desire to eat. Price and portion for us is good.
The geographical position of Serbia and by the associated regional and national cultural exchanges, some dishes, cooking methods and ingredients have been acquired and integrated and adapted in their own kitchen, which developed mainly national versions or typical for the Balkan dishes. A traditional Serbian cuisine.


It is a classic Balkan restaurant with a very good kitchen. For us speaking of service or ordering, we are satisfied. I discovered this restaurant through my colleague Jana, then I brought my family during my birthday celebration last January 3 of this year since we love grill and fresh salad. Specially their cucumber and tomato salad which is so fresh with kaymak cheese, with huge portions and good fries & grill . Side dishes you have all extra – order but price was characterized very good.


Picture above was taken during the first time I visited this restaurant with my colleague Jana after our duty it was late lunch for both of us but we are both satisfied and that counts a lot. The thing is if you enjoyed the food and the athmospere for sure there will be a second time or even a third time and so on… Here I tried the so called “KARADORDE” or Karađorđeva šnicla. A Serbian breaded cutlet dish named after the Serbian Prince Karađorđe. It is a rolled veal or pork steak, stuffed with kajmak (Cream Cheese), and then breaded and fried. It is served with roasted potatoes and tartar sauce. With fresh salad, cucumber and tomatoe I love it! 🙂

Source: http://www.homoljegrill.at/

Saloon Donauplex Restaurant

Here in Saloon Donauplex during birthday celebration of our son last January 5, while me on January 3. Yes on the same month, mother and son. 🙂
If you are interested about this restaurant check here out: https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/saloon-donauplex/



Tuesday, it’s a holiday! A holiday date with my two kids celebrating the feast of immaculate conception, is a public holiday in Vienna but shops are open.


After church service we had our late lunch in chinese restaurant which is located at Naschmarkt. Vegan and sweet & sour the soup we had.


I love shrimps garlic from this restaurant, cooked fresh and not too much oil. Also the steamed halibut fish with spring onions. While my kids had chicken fillet with vegetables in sweet sour sauce. You could have lunch for two person with two different viand and rice including soup at resonable price for only 13 euros. A very recommendable restaurant at Naschmarkt.


After our late lunch we had a walked at christmas market infront of Vienna’s city hall which is so popular specially for the tourists and the Christmas illumination in the Rathauspark. Was a pleasant and enjoyable afternoon for us. Sometimes you need to step outside get some fresh air,…



Again this is a very late update here it’s been a while no time for it. Also with my Youtube account, since google bought youtube I can’t log in with my youtube data always asking that I have to log in with my google account which I hate 😛

Anyway here I am again trying to give you some updates where I’ve been for the last few months, all about restaurants, food, hotels and more…

CENTIMETER is a Restaurant chain in Vienna.  Centimeter is just the right place to eat as much as one wants of everything that they serve!


Offers a varied cuisine with delicacies and dishes for all tastes and with fresh culinary ideas to match the season. Centimeter was founded in 1996 and its rustic charm have remained steadfast, until now so much has changed but the legendary Centimeter breads and good freshly tapped beer remained the same.The Centimeter stand for good home cooking and home cooked food, breads and meter long giant schnitzel (breaded Scalope), in the rustic ambienceSee for yourself and visit them. We went there last time when an old friend of mine with his colleague visited us who base in Saudi Arabia.

image_01It was dinner for us by that time, before we showed them the city we decided to have dinner first and we landed here- CENTIMETER at Rathaus. We had the “Sword”, or “THE SWORD” usually serve at Centimeter Restaurant here in Vienna. Consist of 6 pcs. breaded Scalope usually meat from veal but this one is turkey which is good less fat , 6 pcs. Cutlet, Crispy Chicken Wings, French Fries and very spicy Chili con Carne Viennese Style!

Afterwards had a walk around first district, had coffee at Starbucks, bought some Souvenirs, exchanging ideas and looking forward for the near future to have them bought again here in europe!



image_01Starting in the City of Bratislava, city trips for two was a gift from our two kids on our 25th wedding anniversary that was last May 24, of this year. We stayed at Lindner Hotel Gallery Central Bratislava.

Since we love to explore new cities and escape the stresses of the day just for a couple of hours we decided to have our break for two in beautiful Bratislava.
Photo above a view from our Hotel window on the 12th floor. The hotel is really a show, as it is located directly on the park Landscaped roof of the new Central shopping center. The majority of the rooms and the Bar & Lounge offers a fantastic views of the Old Town and Bratislava Castle, the symbol of the city. Centrally located and just a few minutes from the city center and you can admire the many sights of the city and leave us an enchanted by the charm of the eastern metropolis.
image_01On the following day we visited the old city which is not far from our Hotel. Where you can find almost all the embassy of different countries inside. Different restaurants as cultural diversity.


After a busy day then falls in your cozy bed, you will already making plans for the next day. After a relaxing night we enjoyed a rich breakfast buffet where we are strengthen for further exploring.

Chinese Restaurant inside Central. – iCookiTravel

And these was lunch and dinner inside Central which is behind our hotel. You couldn’t ask for more prices are very affordable and quantity as you could see on the picture above. Hubby and I we enjoyed it. Thank you so much to our Kiddos (two Kids), Ronald-Louis and Diana-Grace for this gift. ❤ ❤ ❤
For shopping Lindner Hotel is just ideal for you have direct access to more than 150 shops and boutiques where you can find something for you as remembrance throughout your trip. Discovered the Eastern Europe and let you from Bratislava under his spell at City trips for two.


Again this is a very LATE UPDATE HERE ! 😛
Last May 31 up to June 1 this year (2014) my daughter and I, we spend our weekend together with some new friends of mine in Bayern, Germany . We visited the Kingdom of bavaria, a state existing from 1806 to 1918. The Free State of Bavaria is a country in the southeast of the Federal Republic of Germany. Bavaria is the largest area German country and is on the population of North Rhine-Westphalia behind in second place.
The Bavaria (the Latinized term for Bayern) is the female symbol shape and secular saint of Bavaria and the occurs as personified allegory for the state structure Bavaria in various forms and manifestations. Bavaria, one of the 16 states of Germany. Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayern


Our first stop at Rosenberger a motorway service station was opened in 1972 on the west highway in St. Pölten. Today, the group operates 16 Rosenberger motorway restaurants with three motels and seven conference centers and fuel stations at motorway locations throughout Austria. In the center of Vienna in Maysedergasse, just a few steps from the Kärntner Straße shopping street, a city restaurant!


Second stop at Kaufland Freilassing wherein you could buy a box of Corned Beef at lower price also Luncheon Meat. We did it! Typical Filipino, “KUNG saan may mura doon tayo” (Where cheap is there we are) 😛

Urthalerhof in Urthal Sindelsdorf, Bayern

Third stop was in Urthalerhof in Urthal, Sindelsdorf/ Bayern . A typical Filipino who loves very much foto shooting! 😛 Where I did bought this Vinegar made out from Apples. Source:http://www.urthalerhof.de/


Then we had our late lunch, my daughter got Mozzarella Salat and Schnitzel a la Bavaria. Me I had this fish fillet with buttered rice and green peas.


The Neuschwanstein castle stands above Hohenschwangau near the feet of southern Bavaria. The building was constructed in 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealized notion of a knight’s castle from the period of the Middle Ages.

Down to Schwangau

Pictures above were taken on our way going down from Neuschwastein Castle. We had so much fun and enjoyed the scenery up there. On our way going down to Schwangau. Schwangau is a municipality in the Swabian district Ostallgaeu. It lies in the Allgäu in southern Bavaria on the Romantic Road, which ends at four kilometers away feet.
Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwangau


FARCHANT is a community in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It lies on the Loisach in the region Zugspitzland in Werdenfels and was built between the years 791-802 the first time mentioned.


Here we stayed overnight, at HOTEL GASTHOF ALTER WIRT in Farchant Village . Source: http://hotel-alterwirt.de/


Hotel Gasthof in Farchant at Garmisch-Partenkirchen . Discover their traditional 3-star hotel in the heart of a peaceful and relaxing village idyll- meaning harmoniously glorified rural life. Enjoy cozy hospitality with typicalBarvarian flair in their house. The popular cozy furnished rooms, the restaurant and their beer garden, a piece or werdenfels life to enjoy.
Source: http://hotel-alterwirt.de/


The following morning we visited the Ettal Monastery . The Ettal Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal in Bavaria and belongs to the Bavarian Benedictine Congregation. The Abbey is around ten kilometers north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and southeast of Oberammergau.


Then we proceed to Linderhof Palace . The “Royal Villa” of Linderhof Palace in the Upper Bavarian town of Ettal in southern Bavaria is a castle of bavarian king Ludwig II, was built in several phases from 1870 to 1886. Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Linderhof


Herrenchiemsee is a complex of royal buildings on Herreninsel , an island in the Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, 60 km south east of Munich. Together with the neighbouring island of Frauenchiemsee and the uninhabited Krautinsel it forms the municipality of Chiemsee.
Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neues_Schloss_Herrenchiemsee


We had our late lunch but early dinner at Gstadt . where you can find the Cafe Inselblick located and own by our fellow Kababayan (fellow countrymen) from Laguna but grown-up in Parañaque, known NILO AUSTRIA . Married to a barvarian. I got Pizza and may daughter had roast pork with bread dumpling and pickled cabbage (Schweinebraten with semmelknödel and sauerkraut). For dessert he served us ( for free) Pieplant compote with ice cream (Rhabarber Kompott).


He was so delighted to welcome us, actually he fetch us from Prien Stock (Harbor). The restaurant is located at Gstadt on the harbor promenade! A sort like a resort, I enjoyed the serenity and views of the mountains, the Chiemsee and the woman island (Fraueninsel). They serve not only coffee but also fresh regional products prepared- from breakfast, brunch, home-made apple strudel, Chiemsee fish, roast pork and delicious pizzaa to crisp salad plates in different variations.
SOURCE: http://www.cafe-inselblick.de/


Thank you so much Kuya Elmer and ate Joy , so much fun, enjoyed and had wonderful time with the whole group. Unforgettable experienced! Didi-Grace et Dolly 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤



This is again a very late update and entry!☹️
As a mother to two kids, wife and plus my job always late update here on my WEBLOG!
Last Sunday May 18 our church community the HOLY FAMILY COMMUNITY (HFC) went to to DICHTICE, SLOVAKIA.

The last time I’ve been there was year 2011 with the Missionaries of Mary Mother of the Poor (MMMP) in Austria.


The simplicity of this cross standing and the perfect beauty of the lookout into the valley as if closed up the modesty and beauty of “QUEEN OF HELP” who chose just this hill Svatodušnica for the second place of apparitions.One day it was the 04. December 1994 after the holy mass children Martin, Adriana and Michaela were deciding if they will go to a neighbor village called Dobra Voda (Good water – phonetic: DOHBRAH VOHDAH). They used to go there on a pilgrimage to worship a holy cross standing above the village on a hill.At once they have seen the sun to start to roll and close up to them. When they woke up from their astonishment this phenomenon has stopped They looked at the village. They saw everything black so as they got scared. They decided that they will go to Dobra Voda and went to say it to their parents.In the village of Dobra Voda on the way to the cross they have seen the sun phenomenon again. During the prayer of rosary Martin has felt a stiffness and a peculiar peace went through him. At a place where he just looked at was a fog and he saw a drab figure. Then he heard words: „My child my children I am happy that you have come and that you pray here.“Straight afterwards it was said to him: „Martin do not be afraid to accept my words. I want to use you for God’s and my plans.“Martin remembers it this way: “At that time I did not know who it was. I left it in my heart. Only after the holy rosary I realized that it was Virgin Mary.” When he went through it all again in his head he got scared. He did not know what to do. He entrusted it to Adriana and Michaela.In the village at that time a statue of Our Lady of Fatima went from one house to another house from Thursday to following Thursday and by this statue the family where it was used to pray by it. They started to call the statue 2a pilgrim”. A exactly in this period of time when Martin for the first time saw Virgin Mary “the pilgrim” statue was in their house and so all members of the family used to pray at this statue. During the prayer Our Lady used to come and Martin saw her even more distinctive. „The meeting with Our Lady was marvelous that feeling was wonderful „ – he talks about it and follows: “But even then there was a doubt in me if it is Our Lady for sure.” He said it to his grand mother who advised him to spray the apparition with holy water. If it will be a bad spirit he will vanish for sure – he will not be able to bear the holy water. According to that he will know if it is Our Lady or not. For the following meeting Martin prepared a little cup with holy water. When Our Lady appeared he put his fingers in the holy water and sprayed it. Our Lady smiled nicely. Martin thought: “Should I spray her again? Will it be enough? May be those drops of water did not fall on her and it is only Satan who is mocking me.” After that he took a little bit more water and sprayed her once again. Wet stains stayed on her clothes. She smiled nicely again. “To be sure totally I took even more of the holy water and I got a lot of it” says Martin “and I doused her in such a way that her clothes stayed wet.” Our Lady smiled again at me and a big shining light poured out of her and I got to feel a joy and peace. We prayed afterwards together and talked to each other. I was very happy that it was Our Lady that it was not a Satan – Martin adds.Apparitions continued each Thursday in the church. But they were not regular so Martin did not know when Our Lady will come. On Thursday he got messages which Our Lady asked to spread into the whole world and wished that the people in the parish should start to live according to them because She wants to lead this parish in a special way. Again for a few times Our Lady appeared at the neighboring village of Dobra Voda. After that apparitions ceased there and continued in Dechtice.Our Lady asked for a pilgrimage to the cross on the hill above the village on the 15. August 1995. On this day she introduced herself as beatified Virgin Mary – “QUEEN OF HELP”. She wished that the 15. August would be celebrated as an annual day of her apparition.

Going inside Dechtice, we got lost, was unexpected and I didd know that I have to guide the whole group it seems that for everybody it was their first time to be there. So with the bus driver. I was really surprised when sister Eva requested me infront near the bus driver to guide him on our way. Because if I ever know it I would prepare myself the day before for everything. When we got inside Dechtice, I got totally blocked and not remembering the way this is really strange, where infact we passed twice where the fountain near the chapel. Instead we drove inside Dobra Voda this is the other side of the hill.
Finally, as I turned my sweater while talking with mama mary(saying: “PLEASE GIVE ME A SIGN”) with tears in the eyes and the rest of the group was reciting the prayers of the holy rosary just a seccond I saw from far away the chapel tower. On the spot I remembered right there you will past by the fountain before you reach the chapel and from there I know how to get up on the hill whwre tha shrine and apparitions site was. Also with the help of my daughter using the navigation through my iPhone which was before hand lost its internet connection at all as we drove in at Dobra Voda. I just qoute: “Everything happened for a reason!”
We celebrated the holy mass right there with Father Michael.
Dechtice is considered the “Medjugorje” of Slovakia.

On our way home we spend two hours inside Eurovea Galeria Shopping Center at Bratislava. Picture above was my daughter’s late lunch, merienda and early dinner!
She also made a little bit shopping of some nibbling for home.