Skip to main content

14 Cheap Thrills / Ideas for V-day

Ah, Valentines Day. We all know the drill. A lot of girls expecting to be devoured with gifts on this day. Restaurants and cinemas being flocked by existing and soon-to-be couples.  Flowers and hearts everywhere, and single people gathering together to celebrate SAD --- or simply, Single Awareness Day. And breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two. Snacks for two. Everything basically comes in pairs!

These are all the things that I see on a day like V-Day. Although I myself have my significant other to celebrate it with, the occasion is totally out of my norm. I guess there are a few of us who doesn't like to crowd up to places and go with the hype. In fact, I'd rather go for cheap thrills most of the time. And the best way to do it? Cooking together, and going somewhere both of you have never eaten before. It's fun to cook, and we don't really have to go through cooking school to show it off to our loved ones. Or if you're not in the mood to be slavering in the kitchen, let the people in your new restaurant finds do the cooking for you. Here is my countdown of places, things and ideas that I'm sharing with everyone who wanted to get out of the Valentines zone but still have fun with your better half.

1. Make your own Chocolate Souffle / Lava Cake  
- want to make it yourself but not really into making it from scratch? Chek out this Instant Chocolate Lava Cake Mix from Carte D'or which I think is available in SM Hypermarket Branches.

2. Head to Cubao X 
-  Bellini's to eat some authentic Italian meals, cookies and milk in Sweet Ecstasy, Filipino dishes in Alan's Grill, or just bottle it up with a few beers and chow at Fred's and Escobar.

3. Go ahead, go for take outs!
- Ilocos Empanada, Shawarma, Burritos, and Milk Tea at Kalayaan and Maginhawa Streets, respectively.

4. Ever tried Gayuma ni Maria?
- As for me, I haven't. But I went to the place at one time and one can enjoy looking through their crazy love-laden menu, or simply check out some love thingies displayed on their walls.

5. Speaking of Love Thingies! 
- There's this place in Metrowalk, uhm, never mind :)

6. Still in Metrowalk!
- Kitkats. In all kind of flavors. I love Kitkat! It's located on the second floor so go check it out sometime (you may search it through some blogs)

7. Toblerone's special Valentine packs.
- Roses are recently printed out in their signature pyramid shaped boxes. Thanks to Toblerone, guys won't have to buy both flowers and chocolates.

8. Ferrero Rocher Bouquets
- I saw a lot of these in coupon sites lately, but would you like to try making one yourself? I think all you need are some materials from your local bookstore, some covered wires and the chocolates. The greater the effort, the better the chances heard me right, being appreciated more :)

- National Bookstore has these cards. Some with music, some hilariously made, and some huge ones to shock your loved one. Go ahead! Check them out today.

10. Cupcakes!
- Nothing beats giving a cake, than giving a cupcake :) It's smaller, so it's up to you and how many cupcakes your budget might take you. Plus, these are a hit with the girls, so try giving them three cupcakes.....and wait for their faces to swoon over you.

11. A Homemade Video
- of pictures that is. Collect all your memorable moments, make an AVP, and send it out to your loved one (or better yet, send it online!) Just make sure there are no censored images or some of that sort. You wouldn't want to be charged with Cybercrime Law anytime soon.

12. Independent Films in UP or Malls
- Check out some indie films with free screenings in UP Diliman. Or maybe there's an ongoing film festival in malls like Robinsons Galleria or Shangri-la Mall. Or pay for a minimum price but at least what you watch is fairly different from the ones at the current box office.

13. Still in UP? Go for their isaw.
- For those who might not know what isaw is, it's basically chicken intestines cooked in a grill. The best is in UP Diliman, so grab a bite and go for the extremes!

14. Mang Jimmy's / Dannylicious / Buffets
- the ultimate eat-out cheap thrill is to have your date in reputable carinderia like estbalishments, with a lot of food and a lot of rice! Well, at least for me, it is. If you don't want to, then check out Buffet 101 at Robinsons Magnolia, Sambokojin Edsa and Kamayan West. Ave, and pig-out!

Hope my article helps. Now, maybe we should cram up a little bit for tomorrow I guess :)


Popular posts from this blog

My Snow Caps Review: The Effects Of Taking Snow Caps Oral Glutathione Capsules

There was a time where I was actually afraid of taking vitamins and food supplements because I was worried it would just make me feel bloated and fat. That time, I was young, naïve and a bit careless. It was the same case until I reached mid-20s and I started to look after myself even more.   So I decided to take vitamins every now and then to help me get through the daily stress and inevitable circumstances of drinking with friends. But never did I imagine that I will be taking glutathione, simply because I don't have a goal of having white and fair skin. I love my brown color, thank you very much. Little did I know that the effects of Gluthathione are far more impressive from what I know. Naturally, glutathione is produced by the liver and is considered as ont of the most powerful antioxidants which inhibits the production of toxins and free radicals. These toxins are usually caused by stress and other external lifestyle factors such as drinking, smoking and fatigue.

A Traveller's Guide When Eating Tamilok In Palawan

I'm not sure if it's just me, but if you are travelling in Palawan, you would notice that that a lot of the locals would know exactly what to say when it comes to the go-to tourist spots, especially promoting their exotic  Tamilok. I even had this weird imagination that all the people in Palawan were programmed to say all the nicest things for the sake of tourism. But I know too well that this is not true, because Palawan is just a wonderful place and there is nothing major that I had to complain about. But just in case you might be itching for  Tamilok, you should also know that there are certain rules to abide by. And this is just a quick guide when purchasing  Tamilok in Palawan. THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PALAWAN'S FAMOUS TAMILOK     -Tamilok, thanks to Google, becomes a familiar term when you search for it. One of the locals told me that "it's not a wood, and it's not a worm". I'm not sure if you guys have encountered that same local

Slappy Cakes in Manila Opens on May 7, 2013!

Finally, the waiting is over. Slappy Cakes Manila is opening its doors at last on May 7, 2013. Welcome to the Philippines, a Portland soul, Slappy Cakes! I'm sure that a lot of you foodies may be curious on what Slappy Cakes offer, but basically, let me show you this quick Youtube clip of how it is at their flagship branch in Portland, Oregon. Now, for those who haven't tried eating at Slappy Cakes before, or for others who have tried it either in Portland or Tokyo, here is my first hand experience on the newest pancake hub in the Philippines. But before that, I would like to let you in on a bit of trivia regarding Slappy Cakes Manila. And also, apologies for having a lot of me pictures. Slappy Cakes Manila Trivia#1: Slappy Cakes Manila is the third branch in the world, and the second one in Asia. What's even better? Let's move on to Slappy Cakes Manila Trivia #2: Slappy Cakes in the Philippines is currently in the works of branching out. But why wait fo