Silver Belle with BFF

After two years, finally we were able to go out and catch up! I have been busy with work and she has been busy with review for dentistry board exams.

Marie and I have been friends since we were five years old. Yes, so that makes us friends for 20 years already! Wow! It all started when we became ‘servicemates’, meaning we rode the same vehicle going to and from the school. We love doing two things then (i) play paper dolls with our plant box as our ramp and (2) make bubbles out of gumamela flowers and a little detergent. I bet once in your childhood days you’ve done either of these too!

We grew up like sisters and when we decided we were old enough to be picked to and from the school, we took the public transportation together. We enjoyed banana cue and buco juice for merienda before going home. We completed home works together, did art projects together, memorized and recited our multiplication tables together.

We were somehow separated during college days when she took her studies in Manila and I was left in Pampanga.  We kept in touch through text messages and meeting for small talks after Sunday mass. And now that we are both finished with our studies and have respective careers, we’re still the best of friends. 

Days before my 25th birthday, I decided to invite her for dinner at UCC Park Café in Glorietta. Rain poured heavily that night but she made her way through from Recto to Makati. Just imagine the endless stories (gossips) and roaring laughter when we were finally seated next to each other.

Some shots of UCC.

On our table.

Smoked Milk Fish Salad P299

UCC Clubhouse Sandwich P259
Bacon, Mushroom and Sausage Carbonara P259
Almond Rocha White Chocolate Cheesecake Cooler P155 and Strawberries and Cream Cooler P155

I am really happy and grateful to have Marie. We may not be together always just like before but I know that she’ll come running to me when I need her. I will forever be her sister and BFF.


ThePinkMargarita said...

Hello Maria! Thanks for dropping by my blog and for following :) Great photos!

Following you back. Take care!

much love,

Hannah said...

OMG! That pasta looks super yummy *craves*

Denise said...

i am one fourth kapampangan. my lola was from Arayat. Bad I don't know how to speak the language. The last time i was there I was ten years old. Wanna go back. We're literally located sa paanan ng mt.arayat. i love your blog. so yummy. but it's soooo bad with my diet. am not just following you, booked-marked pa.

debbie said...

the pasta looks so yummy! :) btw, i tagged you. ^^


Jeanie said...

mmmm the food looks delicious! haha milkshakes always make the world go round. i followed ya back!

dina vanessa mercado said...

hey sweetie! nice post! great pics! yummy food! love it!
I just posted something and hoping you might want to check it out..kisses!!!


PinkOrchids said...

Pretty ladies! Yummy food, so happy to read you two got to catch up!! Your drinks look so delicious, i can feel my mouth water! xX

BABI said...

yummy post! can you get me sausage carbonara too? :-)
followed you back...

take care.

mathea said...

thanks for the comment on my blog. following you now.

Jing said...

sweet post you got here!ang saraaap ng foods! am following back.love your blog :D

Pop Champagne said...

delicious food, and sounds like you had a great time with your BFF, so sweet that after all these years you two still bond and share stories on a pouring rain day!

Caeyo said...

Interesting. You might want to try dining at Eastwood Cafe in Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. They're having a Monday Madness kind of thing and you only get to pay Php500. :)

*MrsMartinez* said...

I have not been back to UCC for such a long time. The pasta is drool worthy by the way.

JoJo said...

that pasta looks delish - i love pastas!


fashioneggpplant said...

fun times with the bff are always priceless! :)

The Cheshire Cat said...

Those food made me hungry! =)Good thing you and your best friend still see each other and get to hangout together. =)

Nettie said...


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itsNikki said...

Stumbled across your blog and thank God i did! Great posts and absolutely love your photos. Hope you can visit mine as well. You'll definitely love it! Great to connect with fellow pinays in here. xo


Daphne said...

I'll definitely try this resto!



princessmicah said...

i love UCC. i always order their drinks. haha ;)

tiuela said...

ahh cafes and friends = best combo!
thans for dropping by my blog!followed you back!



Karla said...

Wow, you two have been friends for a long time! I admire your friendship. :) It's nice to catch up with your friend in UCC. I went there with my former officemates before and the ambiance was great. I love the coffee too. :)

Take care!

The Cat Hag said...

The friendship you described sounds awesome!

And you two girlies look so sweet. :)

The Cat Hag

Michelle's Style File said...

Awesome food! I'm hungry now : )


Mar said...

You guys are just sweet. I miss my best friend too, sad that we had to attend different universities! Wishing you guys all the best! - Mar

Daphne said...

Wow! This post made me hungry!!! Cool blog btw! :)

Demü said...

Ok. Pet peeve : when ppl take pics of gross food! You however know how to do it right!! Love these pics!! Its so rare that ppl actually know how to take pictures of their meal and make it look delicious so props to you!!!
great blog !!