D is for (All I Do Is) Dream of You


Trivia: My original idea for this day’s A-Z Blogging Challenge post is “Post Breakup Dos and Donts.” But since I don’t have enough time to ponder and write about that, I’ve decided to share this one instead. That’s all. LOL.

Singing in the Rain is one of my all-time favorite movies. I’m a sucker for classic old films (I think I have more black-and-white movies in my laptop than colored ones lol), and I adore the Roaring Twenties (if I could live again in another era, I’d definitely pick the 1920s– no doubt!), so this movie is, like, the greatest of all the great films for me.

And, well, this scene is one of my favorites:

Actually, I love all the scenes in this movie, but this one always cheers me up. I like its very upbeat vibe, plus the song’s really cool. One more thing: Debbie Reynolds and the girls are excellent dancers! I really wish I was born in the 20s.


(Photo: metatalk.metafilter.com)

Another reason why this scene is my favorite: Lina Lamont’s “caked” face. Haha. She deserves that epic accident, really.


(Photo: chickflicksmusicals.blogspot.com)

And oh, I found another rendition of the song:

I’ve watched this movie more than ten times, but I still get excited every time the thought of watching it again crosses my mind. Haven’t seen it yet? No! Don’t waste another half of your life (LOL). Watch this 50s classic now!

(Singing in the Rain official MGM trailer… yes, 4 minutes. I think movie trailers are that long in the “before time” lol)

Happy blogging (and watching)!


Pan de Manila: Taste of Yesteryears

Pan de Manila, with over 30 branches nationwide. (Website: http://www.pandemanila.com.ph)


Ever since my dad bought us our first ever pandesal from Pan de Manila, I’ve always craved for it. It was love at first sight, first sniff, first touch, and first taste. I’ve always been amazed by how large and chewy every pandesal is, and although my first encounter with this awesome bread was so long ago, I can still remember the satisfaction I got when I took my first bite.


And recently (uhm, late 2012?), I discovered something as amazing as the bread itself: their Spanish style chocolate mix, the Chocolate con Leche.


Ever since I had my first authentic hot cocoa drink in 2011, I’ve always adored hot chocolate drinks, especially the bitter ones. When I tasted my first Tsoko.Nut Batirol drink, it strengthened my desire for cocoa. And now that I’ve discovered this, my pandesal moments will surely be more awesome!


As you can see, it has another variant: the Chocolate Blanco or the Spanish style white chocolate mix. I’ve tried it, and it’s just as good as the Chocolate con Leche. 🙂 *thumbs up*


But the star of the show (or post) here is the pure chocolate drink. 🙂  I’m just a sucker for smoking hot chocolate drinks. I’ve loved Milo as a kid (until now, actually), and my favorites as of the present time are Starbucks’ Signature Hot Chocolate (with lots and lots of chocolate sprinkles on top), Beanhoppers Coffee’s Hot Chocolate with marshmallows (looooove!), Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Hot Double Chocolate, of course Tsoko.Nut Batirol’s Tsokolate Ah, and Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate & Dark Chocolate mixes. My quest for my next favorite hot choco drink is not over, though. 😉


Guys, try Pan de Manila’s Chocolate on Leche now and I guarantee you, you will be transported to the awesome era of 1800s to 1900s! 🙂  Its rich aroma and authentic flavor are enough reasons for you to fall in love with it, too.

And oh, for those who are always on-the-go, they have it in cups! Just add hot water and voila! You now have yourself a really classic chocolate-y drink while in your car or everywhere!


If you want to take a break from your usual coffee beverage, give Chocolate con Leche a sip and let’s see if you don’t buy another one afterwards. 😉

P.S.: Pan de Manila also has a 3-in-1 coffee mix! Check out one of their branches to discover more of their offerings!)


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