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Flavours Gastronimica

It's Flavours Gastronimica's anniversary month! Can't believe that Flavours has been filling our tummies for a year now. Flavours Gastronimica is staying fresh and new!

The Bicol Bloggers were invited by the Flavours Gastronomica's owner, the very generous and talented chef, Chef Gerald Garland Panghulan, to celebrate Flavours' first birthday!

Flavours Gastonomica is a semi-fine dining restaurant but with a cozy vibe and laid-back ambiance. They like their food offerings to be healthy, but still flavorful! Yes, hence the name. Flavours is also one of the most artsy places to dine in Naga. One of my favorite restos also, not just because of their food, but because their place is well-lit and so artsy that makes it very Instagram-able! #priorities HAHAHA

Just look how artsy these lights are!

These artsy chalk boards! 

And these very cozy chairs!

But food! Yes, let's go to foods!! Their mouth-watering food! 
Let's start with my favorite, Chef's Signature Baby Back Ribs! Ahhh~ The party-in-my-mouth, very savoury ribs! What a great creation. Just blogging about this now is making me hungry! This is a must-try, people! (too much exclamation points on these lines HAHA)

Seafood Pesto. Not much a fan of seafoods, but this one's amazing!

Their famous Chef's Sister's Salad. I'm a fan of salads, so I really loved this! So healthy with slices of mango, grapes and pineapple.

Salmon party! Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Herbs and Baked Salmon Crusted Pesto. Both are really delightful, but I adore the second one more. More salty than the first one, and it's more fun to eat with the crunch!

The first ever dish I've eaten in the Flavours Gastronomica, the Lemon and Lime Chicken. This dish really gives justice to the name of the restaurant. Bursting with flavour. You know the secret? The stick they used to set the chicken is lemongrass! Can you imagine the flavour in your mouth now? You should try this as well to experience the true flavour of Flavours Gastronomica!

They also have very healthy drinks. Fresh and very appetizing! From left to right, Strawberry-Banana, Mango-Banana, Strawberry and Basil, and Healthy Green. Specialty smoothies are at P120-P140, Milk Shakes at P140-150 and Hot drinks at P60. 

Crafted Tea/Juices at P60, Hot or Cold Tea (with a selection of loose tea leaf) at P60.

"People who love to eat are always the best people." Uh! One of the best people here! Haha. Did this food post made you hungry?

Visit them now at Crescini Bldg, CBD II, Brgy. Triangulo Naga City (Near STI College Naga and Sogo Hotel)! Restaurant Hours is from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Facebook Page: Flavours
Contact No. (054) 472 8350

That Perfect Underarm: HJM Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic

Remember when my "kili-kili" broke the internet last 2012? Haha. I remember having A LOT of messages asking me what I do with my armpits to make them look this white and flawless when this photo was posted. My only secret is, I don’t use deodorants, I just use Calamansi as an alternative. Deodorants have a lot of chemicals that can be harmful to our skin, and sometimes, deo + sweat isn’t really a great combination for nice odor. 

I’ve had a beautiful armpits ever since, that I have lots of guts to flaunt it during a fashion show! *talk about confidence* But after years of plucking and shaving, well.. it doesn’t look like that upclose anymore. Though my skin tone's still fair, plucking and shaving had given its toll on me. Hello bumps slash chicken skin! *sobs* I’ve tried other alternative, like waxing, but it can be painful and costly if done for a long run. That’s why I am so glad to know that we already have HJM Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic here in Bicol!

HJM Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic is the Bicol's most advanced aesthetic science clinic, specializing in cosmetic procedures. A premium surgical center and a center of excellence are both products of exceptional people. 

I’ve been wanting to have IPL Hair Removal on my underarm for a long time now. Imagine a life where you don’t have to worry about plucking your armpit hair from time to time, and just wearing shirts with sleeves when you forgot to shave?! What a perk and a time saver! 

I got my first session of IPL hair removal last month from HJM Aesthetics, and so far, I am achieving the results! IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Hair Removal works by directing the intense pulsed light to a group of hair follicles, using enough power to disable or destroy the root without harming the surrounding skin. For some “atat” people out there, of course, you cannot get the perfect result yet in just one session. It takes time, especially for a person like me, who’s very gifted with hair or what you call “balbon” in our term. It’s the nature of our hair to grow, so yes, it will require us a few sessions to achieve your perfect underarm. Days after my first session, my armpit hairs naturally grew again, but after 7-14 days they slowly fell off. This is the effect of the IPL hair removal. Now, there are still hair growing, but I can really see that it already reduced compared to my normal hair growth! So happy with the result!

This high-tech machine called NannoLight is what they are using for IPL hair removal.

The session was quick and painless, which was really surprising! I thought it was gonna last for at least half and hour, but after like 10mins, we were done! It's safe, effective, has no downtime and no need to shave/wax/pluck anymore!

NannoLight can also be used in acne and blemishes.

This is what one of their clinics look like. So modern and cozy!

They have very accommodating staff! They properly educated us with the procedure we're gonna go through and answered all our questions in the most comprehensible way as possible.

The Big 3 of HJM Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic. All are very experience and professional in their field.

Other than the IPL Permanent Hair Removal, which I had, they also have a long list of services offered that you would be surprised that we already have here in Bicol. No need to go to Manila or overseas anymore!

  • Nose Lift
  • Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal)
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Lip Reduction / Lip Augmentation
  • Browlift / Temporal Lift
  • Face Lift (Classical / Minilift)
  • Dimple Creation / Cleft Chin Construciton
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Earring Hole Repair
  • Breast Augmentation / Breast Reduction
  • Breast Mass Operation
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck / Mini Tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Scar Revision
  • Mole / Wart Removal
  • Excessive Armpit Sweating Treatment
  • General Surgery Procedures
  • Botox Treatment
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Injection Fillers
  • Diamond Peel
  • Skin Tightening
  • Body Shaping/Slimming
  • Skin Whitening
  • Pore Reduction
  • Fat Cellulite Reduction
  • Non Surgical Liposuction
  • ..and many moooore!

I believe that being aesthetically pleasant is our responsibility to ourselves and for others' eyes as well. Won't it be nice to live in a world where all you'll see are pleasing? Don't deprive yourself from being a better version of you, when all the help you can get is just at hand! Consult to HJM Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic now!

Visit them at Suite 201, 301 or 303 in Plaza Medica, Naga City.
Contact: 09994553153 / 09295413298 or 4724608 / 4720401
On Facebook: HJM Aesthetics and Wellness Clinic

HJM Aesthetics in Daet, Camarines Norte, SOON!

Photos taken by Didi and some from their FB page


Anthosia Café

Have you ever fell in love to a café that you've decided to live in it if given a chance? If you had already visited the Anthosia Café, the thought had probably occurred to you, am I right?

Anthosia Café is by far the most artsy cafe I've been to in Naga City. Its love for art, especially by Bicolano artists, is beyond a shadow of a doubt. 

The Bicol Bloggers were invited by the Anthosia Cafe to the opening of their new place and also a celebration of their first year anniversary! They just recently moved to a new and bigger place to accommodate more customers, which I think is a really great decision for them because they really do have a lot of patrons now. And bigger place, means more room for art! Art! Art! Aaaaart!!!

Every now and then, they feature Bicolano artists to exhibit their creations in the cafe. This moments' spotlight is on Ms. Olga Villanueva, whom I was really lucky to meet that night! Ms. O is a very, VERY talented creature when it comes to photography. I can't even believe that I've just heard about her that night. Her photos just tells a lot of stories in a glance. I so love how she does her double exposure photos. Photography goals! If you're curious with what I mean, visit!

Occasionally, they also feature Bicolano musicians in what they call the Bonifacio Mural Sessions, where Bicolanos are welcome to sing their originally composed songs in the cafe. Ahh~! I just love the idea! Such a small, yet big move for our local artists and musicians to showcase and be more motivated to continue and even grow their gift of music.

 The cafe itself is an artwork. One of the things I love while hanging out in this cafe is rummaging through their art displays. They have a lot of interesting books! And vintage stuff! Vintage cameras! That I really, really, really want to put in my bag. Hahaha. (Just kidding. Please still invite me to your events, Anthosia! lol)

But Anthosia will not just feed your thirsty-for-art mind, but also your hungry tummy!
Another nice thing about Anthosia Café is they are very into the little thing called love, that they also named and even shaped most of their food love-related!

Like this heart-shaped pizza they have called Pan de OriangThat you have a privilege to slice yourself! I happen to have a lot of single friends I was eating with that time, so yeah ..this happened! It's nice that you can also de-stress before you can even eat! Haha.

Anthosia also is the only place where you can buy (from left to right, top to bottom) Pag-ibig, Pagmamahal and Happy. I so love it whenever I order... "Ate, pa-order naman po ng pag-ibig." Haha FUN! *everything is a must-try! but I personally recommend Happy*

For coffee lovers, one of their bests are Kape Elsa (Espresso + Milk + Caramel) and Kape Senyorita (Espresso + Chocolate Milk + Macadamia). I love both!

For pastas, they have Hijo de Pasta, which is served with meatballs and fresh tomato sauce! I so love pastas with fresh tomato sauce!

Maria Pasta Suplada with black olives, basil and tangy red sauce. 

Tinapanudels. Yes, the spelling! Haha. A pasta with Tinapa or smoked fish in english, flakes, herbs and olive oil.

Halik Mo Lang, which is their burger. Tastes good as a kiss, I guess? Haha

Patatas Pa More. When you finish it, you'll really gonna say "Patatas Pa More!"

Good food pa more! Love pa more! And art pa more! You'll definitely get it from Anthosia Café! Visit their new branch at Taal Avenue, Naga City beside Krypton Grill.

Food: 9/10
Location: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Atmosphere: 10/10


BIG FEST 2015 (Bicol Instagram Festival) happening this September 18, 2015 
1-5pm at the Avenue Square Convention Plaza, Naga City! Organized by Bicol Bloggers and Co- presented by Bigg's Diner. With special guest YouTube Star Lloyd Cafe Cadena, Phone Photography talk with RV Panambo. Live Performances! Meet and Greet! Photo Contest! IG Seller Bazaar! Raffle and Games! Win Prizes from Que Pasa Naga, Havaianas and many more!


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