Our First Vikings Experience

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Have you ever tried to go to a buffet restaurant and you are excited to eat but upon seeing the foods to choose from the only thing that you can do is just staring? Weird as it sounds but that was my reaction the first time I ate at Vikings Luxury Buffet.
We had a reservation last January 8, 2019 which apparently my boyfriend’s 24th birthday. We are actually contemplating if we’re going to eat in Korean buffet or in Vikings and obviously we chose the latter and never regret it.
I called for an appointment last January 7, a day before his birthday. Since I’m with birthday celebrant, he can enjoy the buffet for free and I just paid for one person.
We arrived there at 6:30 in the evening since I came all the way from work. We were attended immediately and the staff led me and my boyfriend to our table.
I am personally mesmerized by its interior. Vikings Megamall was art museum inspired. There are paintings hang on the walls. It felt so warm and cozy and I just wanted to stay for good literally.
They served foods from different cuisines and I’m having a lot of trouble of choosing what I’m going to eat and in the end I just stick with the foods I’m familiar with. I have a sensitive stomach and I don’t want to risk it, since I will go to work the next day.
During our second hour in the buffet, Christian was given a cake with a personalized greeting and some staff walked around per table to greet the birthday celebrant which is so thoughtful of them.
Overall, I enjoyed our stay there. I love the food especially the salad bar wherein we’re the ones who will assemble the salad based on our preference. There are a lot of dressings to choose from and what I love was the Caesar Salad and the Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Also, the seafood - the crabs, shrimps and the baked oyster was awesome.
It may be pricey for a buffet but I personally think that it’s worth it. The staffs were approachable and friendly. They serve great selection of food plus the ambiance is actually worth every single penny. I will definitely go back and try other dish, that’s for sure.
BEWARE: Mouth-watering goodness is coming on your way.

My favorite so far

Vikings Luxury Buffet
Address: 4th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Bldg. D SM Mega Mall, EDSA Corner Julia Vargas Ave, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 656 3888

18 Things I've Learned from 2018

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

     2018 is a one roller coaster journey for me as they say. I found my good paying job and eventually leave it. Opened a personal bank account and used those savings in my medication. Got sick and back in shape. Despite of that, I am truly grateful that I was able to surpass those obstacles, and the past year thought a lot of things that I could think of and I am sharing these things that I’ve learned from 2018.

  1. Everything is temporary. All the pain, sadness and grief that we feel make us all human. It will be gone eventually.
  2. Self care is not selfish. Invest and come up with a skin care routine. Your 40 year old self will thank you for that.
  3. Not everything is about you. What you do or say has effect to others. Be sensitive enough to other people’s feelings.
  4. Forgive and forget. It’s more of forgive and learn a lesson from it.
  5. If you are being rejected, it is the way of the universe to lead us in the place that meant for us. Trust the universe, and it’s timing
  6. You cannot please everyone. We do not need other people’s validation just for us to feel that we are worthy. We must know our worth. Don’t go too low on the things that we do not deserve.
  7. Stop the comparison game. The only thing that you compare with yourself is just yourself. Does it make sense? Always aim for the things to be the best version of yourself.
  8. In everything that we do, always put your best foot forward.
  9. Surround yourself with positive people.
  10. I know that life could be so overwhelming. Be it on work, school or even personal matters, things will get out of hand; just take a moment to breathe. Take a break. Just relax, watch your favourite TV show or K-drama or take a minute to walk with your pet. Do things that will make you feel good and once done, you’ll be motivated again.
  11. Save. Do I need to say more?
  12. Do what your heart desires. You will be more motivated in doing thing/s that you love.
  13. Step out on your comfort zone.
  14. Know your priorities. Set the huge chunk of your time to the things that are most important.
  15. Always be grateful. We all have a lot to be thankful for. Remember to say “thank you” at all times. It will make a difference.
  16. Before, I am a firm believer of “thinking about my future”. This is right actually. We always think about the future and all of the things that we do is because of it. But now, I’ve learned not to think about the things that are not yet happening and to live in the present moment. Don’t let the future control us, sometimes we need to go the flow of now and this ‘now’ will lead us to the future that we want to be.
  17. Have patience. All great achievements requires time.
  18. Keep it real. This time, social media is dominating to the lives of some right? What we post on Instagram for example is the best version of ourselves or the things that we want other people to see. The thing is we don’t need to change or trying to imitate other people just to hit likes to our post. Authenticity is always important. Just be real and be good on the inside and it will shine through on the outside.

This might be late for a year ender post, but it’s better to be late than never right? What are the things that you’ve from the past year? Let me know on the comments below.

Cheers 2019! | Resolutions

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Today obviously marks the first day of the year and this is also the day that I’ve been waiting for- to have a formal (or not so formal) post here in my small space in internet and I would love to share with you my 2019 resolutions.

As the year starts, and the new chapter of our lives, everyone has a chance to start anew. But for me, this year was different. This will be a transition year for me, everything has changed on a blink of an eye, everything has torn apart and as for everyone who knew me, 2018 ended not so good for me (will do separate post about it).

For everything I’ve got through last year, it made me a stronger person. I’m still here. I survived challenges because of Him, and I’m truly grateful. He gave me strength to keep going; and I know, for everything that has ended, there is a room for new beginnings.

This year, 2019 I will:

1. Travel
2. Save
3. Create
4. Be Consistent
-Blog posts
-Story in Wattpad
5. Write something everyday
6. Read
-Two books every month (self help/fiction books)
7. Go to church every week
8. Do self care
9. Do something productive everyday
10. Make a difference
-Help a stranger

2019, I’m ready for ya!