Tuesday, March 18, 2014


If you thought that J.Co was the best thing to happen in the local doughnut scene then you better think again. There is a doughnut haven called Scarsdale Artisanal Delights located in S&R in Shaw, and it offers donuts that should give J.Co and co. a run for their money.

Here are just 10 reasons why we will be spotted in Scarsdale on a weekly basis.

1. Their dough isn’t overly sweet.

You know how some doughnuts are so sweet they don’t need a filling anymore? Scarsdale’s doughnuts taste just right you won’t overwhelmed even if you devour two.

2. They don’t scrimp on their filling.

You know how some doughnuts have a filling as big as the ball from your Jack Stones? That’s not the case with Scarsdale. Thankfully.

3. They have savory doughnuts, too.

Like Cheddar Jalapeno, which is probably the best thing about Scarsdale. Jalapeno lovers will go crazy over the cheese-jalapeno filling, plus the fact that there are jalapeno pepper slices on top of the doughnut.

4. They have weird flavors.

Like Honey Truffle Bleu, which isn’t for everyone, which is exactly why everyone should try it. Or Tartufo. Or Guiness White.

5. They have sandwiches. Made of doughnuts and croughnuts.

Yes, they are made of doughnuts (Cheeseburger, Pulled Pork, Homestyle Corned Beef, Cheddar Jalapeno) and croughnuts (Croque Madame, Croque Monsieur, Tuna Melt, Roast Beef, NY Style Links, Chili Dog).

6. They have cupcakes, too.

Not a fan of doughnuts or croughnuts? Scarsdale has yammy cupcake flavors like Chocolate Overload, Banana Nutella, and Red Velvet.

7. They sell good-as-a-gift stuff.

Like Sugar Twist, and jars of all sorts of cookie spreads by Go Nuts Donuts. What’s up with that? Scarsdale is actually a sister company of Go Nuts Donuts. Kaloka.

8. The place is Instagram-worthy.

Taking a selfie is highly suggested when in Scarsdale, thanks to bare walls, brick walls, flour sacks, exposed pipes, steel drums, and perfect lighting (coz of floor-to-ceiling glass panes).

9. Their boxes can fit either six or eight doughnuts/croughnuts.

Coz two doughnuts/croughnuts can make all the difference.

10. They serve alcohol all day.

Love it!!! They have drinks like Jalapeno Mojito (calamnsi liquer, rhum, mint, jalapeno), Get Up and Go (vodka, Kahlua, hazelnut syrup, espresso), Spiked Coffeetini (Patron XO Cafe Dark, vodka, Grand Marnier), Mocha Maria (rum, Bailey’s, crème de cacao, espresso), Coco Russian (vodka, Kahlua, coconut milk), and Hot Shot espresso (Patron XO Cafe Dark, Bailey’s, espresso). 

First published in CoconutsManila.com 

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I know, I know. Alden was on the cover of the magazine’s February issue – and it’s March already.

But, of course, I’m still posting about it because I wanna share how impressed I am with this young talent.

There is no doubt how Alden is one of the most promising and busiest young stars now. Apart from getting his biggest break yet – the GMA 7 primetime series Carmela with no less than Marian Rivera – his list of endorsements deals and magazine covers has also been growing longer, too.

His cover shoot for the February issue of Men’s Health was lotsa fun (check out the shots where he was eating Chinese food and playing with chopsticks), and while it may not be obvious it also involved a lot of hard work and discipline.

Alden needed to be in tiptop shape for such a shoot and he made sure he prepared for it by eating healthier than ever and working out (just check out his biceps and chest for proof). And don’t think getting fit is easy for an artista. Most of them never have the time to go to the gym (they don’t even have time for decent sleep, actually), plus the temptation to pig out and eat junk food is always there.

So congrats, Alden, for such a great cover and an exciting career so far. You deserve all that you reaping right now and I can’t wait to see more of what you have to offer!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


And, yes, Ariel is to blame.

Ever since she saw The Little Mermaid, it’s been a habit of Sadako’s to instantly grab the fork whenever we go to a resto, and then use it to comb her hair.

And I have to admit there are times when I totally forget about it so she ends up using the fork-comb for her food.