One of the legit fears I had upon resigning from my job three years ago was the imminent death of my social life. During the first few months of WAHMing, I complained to my husband about feeling out of touch, out of the loop, just plain out. Up to now, friends from work joke about my “extreme need craving for socialization”.
So imagine how surprised my good friend Mara was when, on Tuesday morning, she was at my doorstep for chitchat and breakfast. And imagine further the shock when she found out I was out. Not driving the kids, but having breakfast with friends. “She has new friends?” She called me to ask: “Where are you?” (It’s good to shock her once in a while, since it’s me who is always surprised with her unannounced visits.)
Where was I? Having breakfast with bloggers at Portico 1771 in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City!
Despite being on a diet, Noemi‘s invitation was too hard to resist. So on Tuesday morning, I hitched a ride with Dine and her husband Allan; off to Serendra we went! At Portico, we met up with Noemi, her husband Butch, Jayvee and his family.
Big colorful paintings on the wall and even bigger windows make the interiors of Portico bright and cozy.
Portico’s Filipino Breakfast menu is the restaurant’s latest offering, and we were there to sample it. I had Chicken Adobong Tuyo with Native Garlic, fresh guava juice and coffee (Php225). The adobo itself was good, but I was served the neck part… which wasn’t so great.
I heard that the Chateau Group (no I don’t own it LOL) of restaurants is famous for desserts so I just had to try some. I got the healthiest-sounding choice – the Perfect Finish (Php220), a trio of refreshing lemon basilic sorbet, yogurt mousse with fresh strawberries, and a fantastic creme brulee which did not make me feel like I was on a diet. Loved the whole combination – light yet indulgent. I could finish the whole lot without feeling overwhelmed.
Great company, good food and a cozy place made the breakfast a wonderful experience.
If you’d like to try Portico 1771, contact details and map are here.
Last Saturday, Noemi invited a small group of mommy bloggers to her home as part of her month-long birthday celebration. There I received my prize for winning the Queen of Quirks contest – a cool Scrabble Set from Annamanila! Thank you, Anna! The game is fast becoming a hit in our home, with Patchy loving it ever since she won her first bingo worth 85 points! (Talk about beginner’s luck… Or maybe she got her brains from me 😛 )
As if the Queen of Quirks honor wasn’t enough, Anna awards me with the Rockin’ Girl Blogger badge. Anna and Rach saying I rock, wow, makes me feel so young!
Blogging has made my life, at least the social part, much more interesting from how it was three years ago. Never before have I had friends of varying age groups, backgrounds, interests, and locations. My social life is anything but dead, Mara. In fact, it’s thriving! But I still do crave for your company… So how about breakfast tomorrow? 😀