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I used to always read about the restaurant and “Hollywood Hotspot” Nobu when I read gossip magazines or PerezHilton. Note the past tense because I haven’t been up to date in any gossip – Hollywood or otherwise. So when I found out we were dining at Nobu for my almost in-laws’ 34th wedding anniversary, I was surprised because I didn’t even know it was opening here. Need to be less self-absorbed and brush up on current events, Saab! Anyway, it was a great dinner before 2014 ended!

Happy 34th, tito Gerry and tita Bing!

Happy 34th anniversary, tito Gerry and tita Bing!

Nobu is named such after its head chef and founder Nobu Matsuhisa. He is well known for blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients.

The white fish sashimi with dried miso was excellent!

The white fish sashimi with dried miso was excellent!

Negi Toro (fatty tuna and scallion)

Negi Toro (fatty tuna and scallion)

Matsuhisa was made even more famous when his customer, actor Robert De Niro, was so impressed and offered to partner up with him. Apparently, he even had a small role in Martin Scorsese’s Casino and did some cameos in Austin Powers: Goldmember and Memoirs of a Geisha. Daming raket ni kuya!

Nobu style tacos

Nobu style tacos

Super yum: Yellowtail with jalapeño

Super yum: Yellowtail with jalapeño

House Special sushi

House Special sushi

Do yourself a favor and order this: Crispy pork belly with spicy miso

Do yourself a favor and order this: Crispy pork belly with spicy miso

It was a fab dinner and I’m glad to have been invited!

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Nunki the emotera!

Nunki the emotera!

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After dinner we went outside where it was so pretty and quiet.

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On our way to a cabana, which was surrounded by water, Nunki got too excited and walked straight ankle-deep into the shallow pool. Brave girl, buti nalang she didn’t cry haha.

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Wet socks SUCK!!

There we heard stories of tita Bing and tito Gerry’s love life. This made Nunki kind of force Jim to kiss my hand. She had to teach him how to do it too hahaha

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Jim and the girls

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My bridesmaids ate Mia, Chelo and our flower girl Nunki!

Guess where she learned all her poses!

Jim’s cousin works at Nobu and arranged a little tour for us! We got a little sneak peek at their beautiful hotel rooms.

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Framed Japan-themed prints

Framed Japan-themed prints

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Chelo captioned this "Banyo King and Queen"

Chelo captioned this “Banyo King and Queen”

Thank you SO much to Chelo for sending me these photos from her new camera woohoo!! I’d also like to thank Una, Ely and Eon Buendia for the pretty dress I wore that night. So flattered that you think I’m a size UK 6. Miraculously, it fits me. Hehehe.

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Most of all, I’d like to thank The Bacarros for inviting me to dinner and for giving me the best gift of all: Jim. TEEHEE.

Nobu Hotel is located in City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Manila. +632 800 8080

January 3, 2015

Saab

19 Comments

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    Pat A

    January 6, 2015

    Sobrang fab mo sa “Banyo King and Queen” pic! Candid or not… Wow. (This is obviously an ” I can’t even” moment for me hehe!)

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      Saab

      January 6, 2015

      Hahaha why thank you!!

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    Cha

    January 6, 2015

    You are very pretty!

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      Saab

      January 7, 2015

      Thank you!!:)

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    Jappy

    January 6, 2015

    Is Nunki’s real name Nunki? Kakyoooot!

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      Saab

      January 7, 2015

      Yes :D

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    Gena

    January 6, 2015

    Why does nunki look like a magalona na rin? Haha

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      Saab

      January 7, 2015

      Haha labo nun :))

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    gigi

    January 6, 2015

    love the photos of nunki force jim to kiss your hand, ang cute nyo tignan plus the “banyo king and queen” pose pak na pak! ang pogi at ganda lang<3

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      Saab

      January 7, 2015

      Hehehehe thank you!!!

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    mel

    January 7, 2015

    I love your dress! But I love your hair more! How were you able to achieve that look? I have also messy, but makapal hair and I don’t even know what to do with it aside from tying it. #chickensad (ansabeeeh??)

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      Saab

      January 8, 2015

      I don’t do anything with my hair, not even brush it! Air dry it lang. If you tie it, do it in a bun para pag nilugay mo it will be wavy and full of volume:)

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    Bea

    January 8, 2015

    Jim reminds me of Paul Rudd talaga!!!! You guys are such a beautiful couple, can’t wait for you to get married… and have kids hehe (nagmamadali??). No but really I wish you all the best!!

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      Saab

      January 8, 2015

      I LOVE Paul Rudd!!!!!!!! Hahahaah :) Kids in maybe 3 years haha!! Thank you!

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    dan

    January 15, 2015

    Hi sab! what is your camera? :)

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      Saab

      January 15, 2015

      Sony NEX 5N

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    Trina

    January 18, 2015

    Saab, you are effortlessly beautiful and cool in every way. Best wishes, Mrs. Saab Magalona-Bacarro in a week’s time <3

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    Nyze

    January 23, 2015

    Know what? I’ve had my hair dyed and when the stylist asked what color to dye it with.. I said “I forgot what Saab’s hair color is but I want it like that. He said with a super excited na boses.. “Naku! Alam ko un. Wait lang. Ang ganda kaya nung babae na yun pero wala na kaming available na ganung color right now but I’ll do it with the closest match.” HAHA! I love your hair and I’m trying to achieve the gorgeous messy look. Sana lang maachieve ko. Mejo parehas na tayo ng color ng hair. Haha! Mas dark lang ata yung akin. First time ko kc nagpadye so natatakot ako. :)

    PS: Ang gorgeous mo talaga! Lalo na sa last na photo :)

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      Saab

      January 28, 2015

      OH YAY!! Hahaha Basta sabihin mo “medyo dark na light brown.. Wag red na base, mas ash.” Hindi ko rin kasi alam anong color ito!! Hahaha :)

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