LSS: Music for TV Dinners

Yes, my current LSS (last songs syndrome— and yes, in plural form) is the whole playlist of Music for TV Dinners on Youtube:

It all started with my “still ongoing” search for the perfect background music for my video tribute to Joan Crawford. Along the way, I stumbled into Laurie Johnson’s Gala Premiere, then Happy Go Lively, then Shopping Spree, then the whole playlist full of other wonderful music from various composers. I’ve been hooked ever since.

(Laurie Johnson’s “Gala Premiere”)

(Laurie Johnson’s “Happy Go Lively”)

(Laurie Johnson’s “Shopping Spree”)

I find these tunes relaxing, energizing, and totally fit for work. They’re so lively and full of positive vibe that I can’t stop listening to them!

(Otto Sieben’s “Curley Shirley,” my super LSS as of now)

One of these days, I will buy a frozen meal (just like a 50s TV dinner) and listen to these songs while eating. Oh life, I can imagine it already. *starry-eyed*


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Happy blogging (and listening)!

Pan de Manila: Taste of Yesteryears

Pan de Manila, with over 30 branches nationwide. (Website:


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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