Saturday, November 29, 2008

3 Stars for Anya

Anya was very brave at her surgery yesterday. She underwent Tenotomy on one of her legs at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. Here she is before the surgery with Kiko.

Here is Anya taking a stroll after the surgery.

We are very proud of you Anya! 3 smiley stars for you :)

Thank you Jollibee for my new LCD TV :)

Me and the LCD TV with Arnel Ignacio as the party's host, and the representative of JFC

Last night was a big surprise for me at the Jollibee Food Corporations party for the press and media. I was quietly watching the program and then my name was called. I won the grand prize of the party! A 32 inch Sony Bravia LCD TV.

I could not believe it but I rushed to the front and waved like Ms. Universe approaching my wonderful prize.

Thank you so much to Jollibee Food Corporations, which includes Delifrance, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Chowking, Jollibee, and more. The party was overflowing with our fave treats like Chicken Joy, cakes from red ribbon and delicious coffee and pastries from Delifrance.

I love you Jollibee! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Midnight Baking

Lately, I've been waking up at 11AM! Now I feel like I haven't eaten breakfast for years. As much as I want to wake up early, my body disagrees. I start getting sleepy at 3 in the morning and my most productive time of day starts at 11 in the evening. Body clock is a mess but this is what I missed the most, having free time. I miss breakfast though.

So tonight I baked quick sugar cookies for me to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Who says breakfast is not 24/7 anyway.

My cookie babies baking in the oven

Tonight/early morning, I'd be reading my fave blogs like Copyblogger and maybe Brian Clark will inspire me to develop a quality post for my other blogs. Style and Relax was approved by Project Wonderful today and I got in a book event which would also help me develop a nice post for my budding readers :D I also created a short video blog entry for a contest and online voting would start soon.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Salon and Drinks

These days, I'd rather stay at home and avoid the dust and pollution outside. Yet yesterday, I just had to drag myself to the salon with my long time friend Mariel. I had gift cheques for this salon at Tomas Morato and it expires at the end of this month.

I'll talk about the salon experience at Style and Relax soon.

Mariel treated me to coffee and we met her friend Ica for dinner and drinks. I loved walking along Tomas Morato, we spotted clothes shoppes, cheap dining joints and restaurants with dessert specialties.

I had a great time and chat with the ladies, 'til next time when my hermit phase is over :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fudge and Tikoy

It's been some time since I came across an outstanding magazine with quality content. I love fashion mags but sometimes, I need a dose of a reality sans pink talk.

This month's issue of Fudge magazine was lying on the table, with it's cute Madagascar cover, who wouldn't take a browse? And then I caught myself reading Fudge cover to cover, for 3 hours. Yes! A good read indeed.

I enjoyed reading about the plight of graveyard shift employees, issues on self image and on how a nude beach in Spain can give you realizations on self. Before I hit the last pages, I feasted on insightful and true to the bone book and movie reviews.

Fudge, you made my day :)

In between pages, I prepared this sticky and sweet Tikoy.

Secret Santa Cookies and other treats

Headed over to Delifrance to get my Christmas Treat :)
Almond cookies! Delicious, sweet with minty lemon-y flavor. Thank you!

The event I was to attend had gone missing (weird) and I ended up just eating at Sbarro's. Went home with zero purchase except for the Banana cake bar of Red Ribbon, 2 pints of ice cream for Mama and ice cream cake to share.

Fats! gotta burn 'em all.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Viens ici! Dinosaur

Tools of the trade

Reminds me of travel

Au revoir

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spying Over Burn After Reading

After reading this post, you would like to see Brad Pitt and George Clooney too! Their chemistry in Ocean's 11, 12, and 13 are funny, smart and sexy. It's the perfect combination for a great night out at the movies.

Usually, I end up watching kiddie, sci-fi and other geeky movies that my partner loves. With George and Brad in their latest movie, Burn After Reading, I can finally see a movie that would meet my expectations again just like Ocean's Eleven. Brains plus sexy men makes a good plot!

The first time I saw their movie poster was last Monday when I watched Madagascar 2. I'm really surprised that this duo stars in a new flick. Would they be seamless on screen or would they compete for the spotlight the entire movie?

That's for us to find out! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The New Weekdays

My new weekdays are family-centered, I have time for my aunt yeyey whose eyebrows I expertly trimmed on a Monday morning, my mom who I enjoy having lunch with and we decipher what to cook for dinner daily - i love to cook just like her.

On the same Monday (the day I used to dread the most), I had 77 photos of our travel printed, went with Yeyey to get her hair cut, watched Madagascar 2 with Azrael, and enjoyed a Japanese dinner at home prepared by Mama. I also have time to prettify my little sister Liza but failed to help her with the report x.x

Liza is learning to appreciate wine and we had fun one night exploring our mini bar.

Today, I picked up a new watch for myself, went to the dermatologist, enjoyed snacks at McDonald's in the afternoon, ran like crazy from the rain with Azrael, and now I am blogging at 1 in the morning while eating Zitti. Tomorrow I'll be taking care of our Christmas giveaways and I should start searching for a wall clock for the shop and Lolo's house.

I can do everything at my own pace, relaxed, at home and with the people I love most.

I am thankful.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Shopping Day

We had tons of fabulous fun yesterday with my mom and Nanay (mama's BFF). We trooped to 168 Shopping mall and my companions went home with 2 very huge sacks of purchases.

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Our first destination was Meisic, the new shopping mall in front of 168. It doesn't look new at all, it's just that now, sellers occupy the building just like 168. It's relaxing here because there are less people, you can dance on the hallway if you like. We grabbed lunch here and the food was delicious + cheap = perfect!

Next, we went to 168 where everybody is. There are plenty of people but this is not as bad as shopping here during Christmas. We could still walk and shop without anyone pushing us forward :)

I found nice items at 168, you can read about it here.

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Dinner was at our becoming favorite Japanese joint, Tempura Grill. The Sake Sashimi or Salmon Sashimi is still perfect.

The day was so great we relived our shopping moments in Macau and Hongkong. We missed Anya and Ate Joni though :) I'll see you all soon! ^^

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Party

It was a surprise to see a lot of people and not only bloggers at the Clear Black Night Halloween party. Everyone scored their own sexy black outfit which was the dress code of the night.

After some minutes of walking in the dark, I finally found Sire - my drinking buddy and wine connoisseur. I also met Edward, Mean, Sharmaine, and Joyce.

We walked to Lifestyle Cafe and I am so happy to be with these smart people. I loved the conversations about our travels and how traveling brings about epiphany. The cafe americano and brownies at Lifestyle Cafe are wonderful too.

Happy Halloween!