Our 2nd at 2nd's

By Karla Aguas - 7:49:00 PM



February 4, 2013. Two whole years. Where to even begin?

I can’t believe it’s been another year with my Bubba. Another 365 days of lambing, away, lambing, away, away, away, lambing, mega lambing, super mega major lambing. So if you’re lactose intolerant, and cannot take any dairy without feeling sick or puking, I suggest you stop reading this entry right now. Why?

This entry contains a whole lot of cheesiness!!! Yes, talo pa ang four cheese pizza ng Yellow Cab! Ha ha ha!

So here we go (ang dramatic eh noh?)


On February 4, 2011, I remember sitting on my couch, at about 11 P.M., tweeting on my Blackberry (yes, uso BBM noon and I was part of the bandwagon!) “Today I became the happiest girl alive.” Siyempre, I had just had probably my most kilig moment ever in my whole life (or so I thought) let me just share a background of what happened that night. I deleted my go-to Beyonce song on my iTunes. Why? Kasi hindi na ako isang SINGLE LADY! Har har har (corny eh noh?) But yes, that night, I had become someone’s girlfriend. Ahihi

Weirdos in love since 2011
Fast forward to last night- February 4, 2013. Two years with my Bubba. Forgive me if that doesn’t seem long to some of you (Hello to those who are in 4, 5, 100 year relationships CONGRATS! Idol!) but for us it was truly a celebration. We had been with each other for two years of our lives, loving, caring, fighting and being silly, together. It was an amazing feeling.

Uyyy OOTD posts na.. FASHYOWN COUPLE! Yehes! HAHA
The night started with our guard Kuya Louie going to me on my desk at work with a stuffed Panda with the biggest smile on his face. At first I thought it was from him and I remember thinking, “Kuya, cute ka pero medyo 60+ ka na di na tayo magkakaroon ng mga anak if ever” Until I saw the card on the Panda’s forehead that said “Come outside, I have something for you” I immediately ran outside (with Kuya Louie laughing at me since I was so kilig) to find my Bubba by the stairs holding a bouquet of roses for me. Now I don’t normally like flowers, but anything from my Bubba is precious to me! Plus, I hadn’t seen him in 4 days (Parang OFW lang HAHA) so I squealed like a crazy love sick teenager. There were four roses, two pink and two white. 4. One of my favorite numbers. 

HANG GWAPO!!! My handsome date forever <3
Now here’s a little background of where we chose to eat. Being the foodies that we are, we wanted to go some place we would both enjoy. Bubba was suggesting hotels and super fancy places (Yes! Yaman!) but I followed my gut washboard, Victoria’s Secret Runway worthy abs (Bawal kumontra!) to make the decision.  I wanted to eat somewhere good. I had heard so much about a restaurant that had taken the place of Magnet- a rockeoke place I used to love going to called 2nd’s. We decided to give it a try. Plus since I’m so cute I found it so cute and witty to tell people “We’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary at 2nd’s” He hehe he he.


The place was our kind of place. It was lit very well with warm yellow lighting (perfect to hide all imperfections and pores ladies!) with dark wood furniture and a bookshelf with old leather bound books and a signed basketball (We forgot to check who signed it! Does anyone know?) What made it even nicer was since we had arrived early (Our reservation was for 7:30 but we got there at 6:40 since mabilis kami magutom we wanted to start celebrating early) there weren’t that many people yet. Actually for that night, not many people came in to eat while we were there. Maybe we smelled bad we were just there earlier than most since I heard that place gets pretty crowded but we enjoyed the quiet ambience.

Lovin' my werewolf eyes.. Darn you camera flash!
Being a foodie couple, Nics and I always research on the place we’re going to eat in. I guess we’re just dorky awesome like that. On our own time, not together (he was in HK over the weekend and I was here in Manila) we would check out food blogs and websites, seeing the reviews of the place and what dishes to order. So when we got there, we were prepared.
SPECIAL CELEBRATION DINNER TIP: Research on the restaurant you plan on eating in. Read several blogs or websites that offer reviews about the place so you know what it’s like. Find out the best sellers of the menu and note down the ones recommended by the blogs/websites you trust. AND, always ask the waiters what they recommend when you’re in the restaurant.Our waiter, Roy, was the best. He was so friendly and had the biggest, warmest smile ever when he greeted us and attended to us. SHOUT OUT TO YOU, Roy, you helped make our dining experience extra special!
When we looked at the menu, we already knew what to order. I was shouting and freaking out with joy pleasantly surprised though when I read the drinks menu and found that they served my FAVORITE beer of all time, GUINNESS Extra Stout. I couldn’t believe it. Most restaurants say they “have” this beer but when I order it, it is almost, ALWAYS, never available (ANO BA YAN WHAT IS PINAASA MO AKO HUHU) Roy kept laughing at me cause I kept asking him if he was sure they had it while Bubba was starting to hide his face with the menu from embarrassment at my genuine love for the beer smiling at me with love. P.S. I’m not an alcoholic okay. (Defensive?) Haha!

Here’s what we got:

House Sweet Potato Chips
The best part about this dish? It was free! They serve it to you while you wait! Yay! :) This was a nice way to get us started on the dinner we had ahead. Very crispy, lightly salted and sprinkled with grated cheese, these sweet potato chips were heavenly! I couldn’t believe they were considered “healthy” (although with our second bowl given to us by the awesome Roy and all the cheese sprinkled on the chips I doubt it was still as “healthy” as we would like it to be)

Brutus Salad
The name was so witty. I couldn’t help but laugh. It was 2nd’s take on the classic Ceasar salad and it didn’t disappoint at all! The lettuce was nice and crispy, the dressing was rich yet light and do not get me started on the BACON CHICHARON that topped it all off! That bacon. Oh man. My love for bacon just grows by the day. I was so excited to try it that when I attempted to cut the strip, a HUGE chunk flew and fell on the floor (I was so sad, I was holding back tears) but thank God the piece was pretty huge (that’s what she said) so I still had a lot of my bacony goodness for my salad. There’s just something about how the salad and all its elements just came together (Yes, parang Master Chef lang ang peg!) and it was a very generous serving!

Truffle Three Cheese Mac
HOYMAYGHAD words cannot even begin to express this dish. I had no words after my first bite. The noodles were perfect and the cheese was *&^$&Y*^%^$%**&()&*% !!! (I told you, NO WORDS!) It was so decadent and rich and delicious Nics and I were so happy we got it. We knew right then and there WHY it was a best seller. You could really taste the different cheese they put in it! It was the perfect cheesy dish for us cheeseballs! (There’s like that)

The Weedgie Burger
When I first read this on the menu, I thought it said “Wedgie Burger” I remember thinking, “Why on Earth would you name your burger after a cruel act done by bullies to innocent geeks in school aka ME??” Good thing Roy said the name or else I would’ve been caught misreading and being BAROK HAHAHA

This burger may LOOK small, but the pattie was SO FAT! It was small and fat! Like me! The bun was good on its own. I’m a really big fan of breads and pastas since I don’t enjoy rice so I really make sure to evaluate the buns (Hehe buns) that come with the burgers that I order. The pattie was fat and juicy. IT WAS DELICIOUS! You could really taste the beef and just thinking about it now is making me salivate (Muka akong rabid dog sa office HAHA) and the best part? THERE WAS BACON CHICHARON INSIDE!!! AHHHHHH!!!! When I cut into the burger, I heard a crunch and when I peeked to see what had caused that wonderful sound my heart was so excited for what I found underneath that bun (HAHA sorry, but, BUN Haha) BACOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All in all, the Weedgie burger was delicious! I just want to know, does anyone know why it’s called this? What’s a Weedgie? Hehe

My beloved GUINNESS <3
I know it seems little but that’s another thing I loved about our waiter Roy (parang entry na to for my love for Roy eh HAHA) he was VERY honest. We thought with what we ordered it might be too little but Roy told us it was a lot for just two piglets. He said that if we felt it wasn’t enough, we could just order again. That’s what I take note of when eating out- I hate waiters who push you to order way too much just so you get their whole menu. I like waiters who know what’s good and who know when what you order is too much or too little. I made a mental note to always look for Roy when we come back (Yes, we plan on going back!) And true enough, Roy was right! I was just enough or us both! We were stuffed!

Bubba suffering from his food comma :(
Bubba was even saying how dizzy he got from eating the Mac and Cheese… you could smell and taste the truffle oil they used no wonder he go dizzy! I was still trying to comprehend the bacon I had tasted in most of the dishes. My heart was so happy I wanted to sew my butt shut just so the yummy bacon would stay inside me forever HAHA I’M GROSS LIKE THAT OKAY I couldn’t help but smile after the whole meal.

Now here are some annoying pictures of us being the annoyingly cheesy couple that we are!

The couple that is JEJE together, stays together!
Thank you Bubba!!!
So there you have it, just a little part of how we spent our Anniversary. Hope you guys were entertained! Don’t forget to check out 2nd’s when you can. I’m sure you guys will love it there too :)

An Anniversary Dinner with your love: One of life's SWEETEST Simple Joys

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25 comments

  1. OMG I wanna cry :( (because of jealousy) I pity myself because I'm still Single *since-birth* (wishing for a relationship like yours karls) this entry will make all the other single ladies get jealous. What more can I say? Its way way way too perfect relationship. Lovin' all the kulit pictures of you and nics supahdupah sweet kilig to the bones. Super fan lg ako ng love story nio can't wait for more entry of your love story. More more more pa sana. Cheers for more years of being together nics and karls. This is Krish karls hope you still remember me(?)

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    1. NOOOO!!! Cry because of LOVE! Haha :) Sweetie the perfect person is out there, waiting to meet you. It may take some time but you shouldn't rush it. That's something I learned. NEVER RUSH ANYTHING WORTH HAVING. Our relationship is far from perfect but we work at it constantly. That's what makes everything worth it. Our mutual love and respect for each other. Thank you for reading sweetie!!! xx

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  2. Kilig to the bones and tothe max! For sure madami na naman haters niyan, pero sorry nalang sila dahil love is in theair and everywhere for both of you. Congrats! Stay happy and inlove. Sana talaga together forever and ever and ever na kayo. Godbless

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    1. Awww thank you! Sana naman walang haters- so far so good. Good vibes lahat Haha! :)) Thank you so much dear! Here's to hoping for forever! :)

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  3. Feb 14 na ba? Oh no!! Feels like lover's day na kasi. Hihi :)) KILIG TO THE MAX!! ♥
    I hope kayo na talaga ni kuya Nico FOREVER. Invited sana kaming mga fans sa wedding niyo. Chos!! Hahaha :D
    Stay happy and sweet! God bless the both of you! =)

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    1. Wedding?! There's like that?!!? Haha awww thank you so much! It's so sweet of you to drop by my blog and leave such a cute message! I'm glad our cheesiness doesn't repulse you Hihi :P

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  4. You're so funny!!! I love reading your blogs hahhaha! :))) I look forward to more awesome stories :D More power to you and Nico hihihi stay strong foreverrr! <3

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    1. AYYY GHAD. Thank you!!! :"> I don't know why but I get more kilig when people say I'm funny over me being "pretty." When they say "pretty" (yes, kailangan ng quotation marks HAHA) I feel like they're lying HAHAHA :P Thank you!!!

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  5. Hi karla :) hope you dont mind, but ive been meaning to try 2nds, could you give me an idea re: price range? :) thank yoooou!!

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    1. You should try it the food is good! It's about 395 up. Some dishes like the burger are about 595 :)

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  6. ate karla! :) you were bullied din? why & how? you're too pretty & kind to be bullied!! sa high school po or sa college? ano pong ginawa niyo? :(

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    1. I'll make an entry on bullying soon- wait for that so I can better explain that kind of a situation :)

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  7. Sobrang nakakakilig. Worth Reading. Parang pang telenovela lang ang peg ng pagsurprise sayo ni Nico :)

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  8. Awwwwwwwww. This is soooo kilig! As in kayong kayo na talaga ni nico! Hehehe. Just wondering, what did you give him na gift? :)

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  9. Lalalalove <3 This is sooo KILIG :)))) It feels good to love and be loved <3 (Nramdaman ko po yan while reading LOL!)You're pretty po (promise!) Haha. Stay in love po :))

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  10. Omaygad you're so funny!! And you guys look good together suuuuper :"> Stay in love! Hihihih. Love your blog ;)

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    1. Thank you Agneiz! I love being called funny. It's better than being called pretty (pero kung gusto mo sabihin na maganda ako, go lang! HAHAHA) Thank you!!! Hope you come back for more! :)

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  11. Hello Ms.Karla :)) OM! Grabe po yung kilig ko dto <3 Naiingget tloy ako. Haha. Fan po ako ng loveteam nyo ni Nico(Nica is my name. Hahaha)I love reading your blogs. StayInLove <3 You're funny and pretty po! (Ayiieeeh. Hahaha)

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  12. Hi Ms. Karla! I love reading your blog so much! Especially about your wonderful relationship with Nico. :) Despite the tons of stories about sawaan and break ups, you two still inspire and make me believe that true love and relationship do last. I've been with my first boyfriend for 8 months now and we both want it to be our last forever. Hehe, cheesy but true. =)) Anyway, good luck to the both of you! I hope you'd never break up because I'd really cry if you do. :'( =)) Stay strong and in love! And congrats for your successful blog! :* :D

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    1. Thank you so much! Ako rin iiyak if we break up HAHAHA #semichos I hope you and your boyfriend last forever as well! Cheers to true love! :)

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  13. Ate, huhu ang witty couple niyo po. Five years na po kayo this year, gravity! Teach me, senpai. Haha! Tas mej natawa ko no'ng sinabi mo na parang nagtago si Kuya Nico no'ng kinulit mo si Koya Roy the Waiter re sa fave beer mo. Haha. Ang bully ni Kuya Nics, Ate Karls. Naalala ko kung gaano ka-bully sa'kin ang boyfriend ko (mas malala pa siya kay Kuya Nico, trust me). Stay in love lang, ate. Sana tumagal din kami ni Ian tulad niyo ni kuya. Laban lang sa'ting mga magaganda! Charot!

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Thanks for reading my entry! I hope you enjoyed it. :)