Category: Kiwi

Market Central Taupo – A Visual Essay

Before COVID-19 started we had one last chance to have a quick getaway with the family and we did it in Taupo, just a little five-hour drive from Auckland. We stayed for a short three days and two nights in the nice resort of Wairakei Resort Taupo and just played...

Matakana Market Kitchen (Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand)

Matakana visits for now will be a thing of the past, with this virus surrounding us it’s hard to gamble, especially with health, luckily, we had our last visit here even before the dreaded “C” word infected lots of people surrounding us. This visit was around three months ago during...

Patch (North Shore City, Auckland) 3

Patch (North Shore City, Auckland)

At last there is a proper cafe within the vicinity of Hillcrest and this came to a surprise for us as I feel like this place was refurbed in less than two weeks, I did not even saw that happened, from an antique shop that I guess very few people...

Matakana Village Farmers Market - A Visual Essay

Matakana Village Farmers Market – A Visual Essay

I have been visiting this place since I moved to New Zealand, the first time I was here was in 2007 and it has changed a lot ever since. I don’t know why I haven’t posted a Visual Essay about this amazing place but like many believe it’s better late...

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand) 3

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand)

Few more days to enjoy that Auckland summer heat and as we head into Autumn lets reminisce what summer had offered us. Summers for Kiwi’s are synonymous to barbecues, beaches, music festivals, Pohutukawa trees, hiking and real fruit ice creams. Although summer came late this year (usually it gets hot...

Strata Lounge (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was a long due post since we were here last year on our way to Europe, first time in Strata Lounge actually but not a first on any Lounges, this is just the first time I paid for it as all were business trips.  Strata Lounge is one of...

Auckland Seafood School 2020

Yes, we are here again, back for the second time and like before it was another team building event.  It was an amazing day, I guess everyone loved it, even those who does not eat seafood as Auckland Seafood School provisioned other options for them.  Like the usual, it started...

Dawsons Catering (Auckland, New Zealand)

If you noticed, we haven’t done any catering reviews lately until now. The reason for that is we did a lot of repeat orders with the past ones we tried as we trusted the taste and quality of them but today, we want to try something new, so we gave...

Grand Millennium Buffet Dinner Catering (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

Grand Millennium Buffet Dinner Catering (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Several weeks ago our Filipino Community here in New Zealand had our 25th Year Anniversary Ball at the Grand Millennium in Auckland, a black tie event which commemorated a milestone for our growing organization CFC. It was a full on night of music, dancing and of course eating and since...

Taste of Auckland 2019 1

Taste of Auckland 2019

Here we are once again and this is my 4th time attending this amazing foodie event, we had been here in 2015, 2016, 2017, we missed last year and now. During the past visits it was in Western Springs this time around it’s in a much more compact location, in...