RAC’s Baby Rock

When it comes to good food there are few places that I highly recommend for you to dine here in Victorias.

I will individually make an article about it. Right now,  let me start with this one hole in the wall.

If you are a first timer in Victorias you will surely miss this place since the area is quite small. It is squeezed between Manang Trading and TRAMCAR. However if your sense of smell is as sensitive as mine you will surely find the place. The aroma of sauteed onions and garlic intermingling with the scent of fresh ground beef is astounding and that what welcomes you in their doorway.

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The inside of the café is quite small but the feeling of coziness compensate the smallness of the area. When you get to bite with their specials for sure you will forget the measurement of the space and instead appreciate the tastefulness of the food they served.

 

The Beefy Slider (Php 60.00)  is the first on my list. The patty is perfectly pan-fried with enough seasoning on it,sandwich in a toasted bun with slices of tomatoes, onions and lettuce. They also spread it with their special sauce.

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Beefy Slider

 

Another favorite is the Hungarian Chili Con Carne (Php 50.00), slices of sausages on a hotdog bun topped with ground beef, chopped onions and tomatoes with spicy Texan sauce.

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Hungarian Chili Con Carne

If you want to be healthy, they also have Chicken Asparagus (Php 35.00) and Chicken Waldorf (Php 70.00) sandwiches. I have heard they now serve Tuna sandwich too, isn’t it great…delicious and healthy!

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Chicken Waldorf

Oh before I forget, they too baked one of the best Revel Bars (Php 25.00) I tried, better than Bob’s (that’s my personal opinion). The chocolate (I believe it’s Nutella) that swirls in with the butter that create a somewhat marbled effect in the bar makes it look so enticing and I had a hard time resisting the bite.

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Menu Board

RACs served delicious food in an affordable price. You better try it and be captivated.

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Delightfully Tuy’z

Another great place to dine in and hang out here in Victorias is the place called Tuy’z.

This one is easy to find, it is right in front of the public plaza and also along the highway. What makes this special is they serve good food that makes your every penny worth.  The place is one of the decent restaurants around here, service is quite efficient especially  that you can call them in  advance to have your order made and have it picked up.

This restaurant has been serving the people of Victorias for quite sometime.  I have seen them grow. Before, they were serving just pizza, some coolers and a few meals, now their menu board has a wide range of dishes.  You can choose from coolers, shakes, pizzas, short

orders, value meals and more comforting foods (see the additional new menu board below)

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Why it is on my list…because this is the only restaurant in the city that serve Shawarma

Rice (Php 50.00/with egg Php 60.00) the way I like it…it has more meat, more veggies, and topped with rich garlic and hot sauce.  You can even request more sauce  if you want to and

that’s heaven for me.

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Recently, I tried their Buffalo Wings (Php 140.00), the succulent wings  smothered in a spicy sweet sauce is definitely lip-smacking good. It was too late then to take a photo when what’s left on my plate were all bones (sorry guys no picture of those wings, can’t blame someone like me crazy for chicken wings *wink). But I got a photo of Crunchy Squid Rings (P120.00) and Sizzling Bangus (P110.00), both are blissfully satisfying.13689656_1731747473754701_759255083_n13689703_1731747467088035_181647283_n

Aside from that,  chocolate and java shake (Php 30.00) are the best. The pleasantly strong bitter sweet chocolatey flavor that you get in every sip of that shake makes you decide to have another a second and perhaps a third one  or more Smile .

These days, aside from regular shakes they too serve Frappes (P50.00) in flavors (I remember) of Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Green Tea (I believe they’re the first in Victorias to serve green tea flavored frappe).

So why don’t you visit Tuy’z and try it, believe me it’s two thumbs up!

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Top Five Reasons Why I Go For Wantan

Mayor Francis Frederick PalancaI live almost all my life in Victorias City. I have lived through its struggles to be a city and how it became one of the fast progressing city in Northern Negros. There were times of adversity and a time of triumph.

Come this May 9, I am casting my vote to the rightful father of the City — Mayor Wantan Palanca.

There are few complaints made discreetly (though the opponent party does it indiscreetly) by people I know and people I don’t know. They are murmuring about things they are dissatisfied about how Mayor Wantan runs Victorias. However, I guess people will always express their unhappiness about the government and how it is run. Why don’t people look at themselves first and ask if they are doing something to make the government better.

I don’t need to think deeper why I go for Mayor Wantan. From the very start, he became the head of the city, I was for Mayor Wantan, I am and I will always be. I have faith and confidence that he can do better for Victorias.

To paint a clearer picture of why he is my choice, I listed my top 5 reasons below:

5. Scholarships. Education is fundamental to each individual. But what if your parents cannot afford to send you to school? You have the brains but you don’t have the moolah. Well, all you have to do is apply for a scholarship offered by the city government. Every year, almost 500 young people are given educational assistance. This year, there are more young people given the same opportunity — the chance to have a better future ahead of them.

4. Health Services. Mayor Wantan always puts the welfare of his constituents first. It is his priority that every Victoriahanon will be taken care of. The medical mission conducted under his Wellness Program for Progress that almost served 50,000 beneficiaries since it was introduced in 2004 when he was still Vice Mayor. Provided free medicines for indigents through his Botika ni Wantan. Ambulance and medical services made available even on weekends. And how can I forget, Victorias Rescue Team on call 24/7 providing fast response to accidents and emergencies. whew, that’s a lot.

3. Burial Assistance. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in Negros Occidental, only Victorias City is giving burial assistance to its people. Php 10,000 for non-SSS member and Php 5,000 for SSS member. This is is a big help in time of grief.

2. Alliance Building. No man is an island so Victorias is building an alliance to other countries such as the sisterhood agreement with Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Partnership with IKAW-AKO Japan-Negros for environmental protection. Tripartite agreement with Ajuy and Banate for 3 RORO ports. And recently, the Past It Forward project in Victorias in cooperation with Israel NGOs which I heard will be investing a favorable amount of planning and implementation of the project which will bring the job to the people of Victorias. Now, that sounds awesome.

1. New Investments. 7/11, City Mall, Organic Market, Racs and other new restaurants mushrooming in the city, who doesn’t want that, right! When there are a lot of investments coming in, it only means they have confidence that economy in the city is growing faster. Thanks to Mayor Wantan, he welcomes and encourages investors to put up business here. More investors, more work for the locals. Happy?!

In a few weeks, it will be the big day. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the result will favor the candidate I’m rooting for.

#wantan4theWIN

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Death of Mermo

The last memory of mermo

 It was early morning of saturday when we noticed that Mermo doesn’t seem in his normal ways. I was nervous to see he was spitting blood and his poo has blood.

I brought him to the vet and was prescribed witj amoxicilin, paracetamol and dextrose powder. I tried to save him but i think he is not for me.

7pm Mermo expired. It was a heavy feeling but i have to let go.

Mermo’s remains now lies in front of our house and i plan to plant flowers 💐 in his memory.

Thank you for the memory Mermo

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#ProjectNegrosOccidental: Carbin Reef, Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Carbin Reef, one of the best place (for me) in Negros Occidental. So glad I stumbled on the awkward traveler‘s article of Carbin Reef, i have to be there before the year ends.

The Awkward Traveler

*This is part of my #ProjectNegrosOccidental series where I aim to visit all 32 towns and cities of Negros Occidental, my home province.

I was in second year high school when I last visited Carbin Reef, although I just live a few kilometers away. That was 15 years ago, before my brother was even born. Our entire batch went on a field trip to Carbin Reef. It was quite a memorable experience for all of us especially because we spent a night sleeping (or not sleeping) in the tower which had no walls. We didn’t have any tents so there was no camping that happened.

My classmates and yep, that was the tower where 50 or so of us spent a night. My classmates and yep, that was the tower where 50 or so of us spent a night. Photo courtesy of Florence Monterola.

Back then, there was some paperwork to be done before we could even step on Carbin Reef. My teacher assigned me to do it and…

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The Worst Enemy of Creativity is Self-Doubt

I have to reblog this to remind me often that i have to give myself a chance…that i can write my thoughts and share it to the world. To stop doubting myself and write on… Thanks Rosie

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Today’s Monday Motivation

“The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt,” wrote Sylvia Plath in her journal. And she couldn’t have been more accurate. Self-doubt can persuade us to stop creating or keep us from sending our work out into the world. It can be so influential that it colors how we see ourselves, ensuring we don’t pick up a pen, paintbrush, camera, or other tool for decades. 

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Thou shall not live beyond your means

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Eighth Sin.”

shareI usually buy things that I want but don’t need. Worst I love swiping my credit cards then end up with bigger debts. By the end of the month bills pile up…phone bills, electric bills, water bills, credit  card bills and more bills. They are piling up on my desk and they are giving me sleepless night.

When I’m in the mall most especially in big supermarkets I can’t help but purchase items(swiping my cc again) that I love but not really necessary. Sometimes even if I have cash, I would still use my cc to gas up my car, dine in a restaurant or even buying a book.

I am a regular employee with a regular salary with a debt three times higher than my earnings. Ahhhhh I’m in a quicksand.

Today, Blogging 101 recommended Daily Prompt for our writing inspiration. The first prompt didn’t have an impact on me but when I tried another prompt it brought me to Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Eighth Sin.” Instantly it struck me, my bad spending habit is exactly my eighth sin.

Simply staring on the words (Eighth Sin) stirs my inner self. It brings emotions of anxiety… a feeling of imprisonment and the feeling is not good. Living beyond my means is living a life of fear and stress. It’s like walking with a death sentence.

“Thou shall not live beyond your means”…a sin I have been committing for sometime and a lesson I have to learn…

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