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The good in the bad

My first tormenting week fell on the last week of September and the first few days of October 2011. It is no secret that I dislike night shift. I’ve been blabbing about it even before it came. Instead of sulking at work and bursting in tears when at home, I tried my best to find the beauty in the situation that I am in.

I spent my week thinking of ways on how to turn my sadness around. Leaving work at 12MN is no joke! My sleeping schedule is totally messed up until now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

My first Bon Chon experience.

It wasn’t what I expected it to be. After all the raves and good remarks that I’ve been hearing from almost everybody in the Metro, it still left me saying Chicken Charlie is better.

Sorry to say this Bon Chon lovers, but my whole family says, Chicken Charlie is better. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Don’t hate me for saying this!! Waaah :))

Just because its a grape juice ๐Ÿ™‚

Had my Blackberry fixed in Greenhills and tried YogiBerry for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚

Grocery shopping in S&R with mi sissy ๐Ÿ™‚

My Dad and mi sissy ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

We all love s&r’s pizza!! I swear its just as good even the next day (of course when reheated properly) ๐Ÿ™‚

The only thick crust pizza that I can indulge in everyday!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Met up with my friend after grocery shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mi 2 favorites in Taco Bell!! Nomnomnom!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

HAHAHAH :)) Define stress!

>.<

Dark Chocolate cake at Parvati before heading to work! ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved this!! Very moist and not too sweet! My kind of chocolate cake ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

It was on a Friday night when my friend and I planned to watch a movie after my 11PM shift.

Eastwood’s last full shows are usually scheduled at 11PM-12MN,so we chose to watch there.

I immediately punched out and headed to Eastwood. We arrived there at 11:15PM, just in time for Friends with Benefits but to our dismay,the ticket booth is already closed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I was craving for milk tea, but Happy Lemon is already closed too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

We headed to Cafeccino hoping to have a midnight fix..

..but, this chocolate drink was the only thing that sounded appetizing as of that moment!

..so, we decided to go to Something Fishy and try their “breakfast buffet”.

Up until now, I still ask myself why I ate there for the second time,when I don’t have any good remarks on their buffet spread when I ate there the first time. I shall continue reminding myself that I should never eat there again!

It was already 2AM, and we both felt that the night is still young and as if our breakfast indulgence is not yet enough,we decided to go to Mister Kebab! ๐Ÿ™‚

Another thing that I shall remind myself with – to stop ordering Hommus cause I have never liked it! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I wanted a Yogurt Shake, but it was ou of stock already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Its like the world conspired against me, I was so stressed, we did not made it on time for Friends with Benefits, bad food in Something Fishy and no yogurt shake in MK!! Aaah ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I gave this a try but it did not even made me happy nor satisfied at all! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Which lead me to ordering this dessert! I was craving for banoffee pie, so I tried this.

I was surprised to see a glass chiller full of desserts in MK! I’m assuming that most of their desserts are supplied by Pastry Passion! It was similar to the cakes that I’ve ordered when I visited PP! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a night meant for me to vent about the stress and unhappy thoughts that’s been corrupting my entire soul. I just needed someone to listen and understand what I’m going through, and I’m glad I had someone to confide with ๐Ÿ™‚

My Dad picks me up at work every time I am scheduled at night shift.

One of the sweetest surprise that he did for me was this ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

He must’ve noticed the stress and my tiresome aura that when he picked me up that Saturday night, he surprised me with this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yogurt Shake from MK and my favorite, Snickers!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

These definitely swept away all the wearisome feeling that I’ve been having and left me sentimental before I called it a night!

I am now on my second week of torment! I am now on the last day of my night-shift for this week. Can’t wait to embrace Sunday with my family!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Love, Iaken

When I stayed in Cebu for almost 3 months,the thing that I missed the most about MNL was having Ate Inday and my driver Kuya Gerry around. Chos! It was actually hard to live afar from my family, aside from the obvious fact that I can’t do all of the chores that I have to deal with everyday, commuting around Cebu was not easy at all. I spent my first week wishing that I should’ve listened to my Dad and brought Ate Inday with me to attend to my needs, but being the risk taker that I am and a person who wants to grow, I took the liberty of living independently (or so I’ve thought HAHA) and learning how to stand up for my own.

It was a decision that I have to do to somehow ready myself and my family in my plan of taking a bite into a bigger apple on 2012. I remember crying myself to sleep cause I miss my family so much,most especially my Dad. There are days that I would want to go home and eat dinner with them,go out – watch a movie,come home late and be overwhelmed for another day well spent with the family. I have to put all of those behind for a while to let myself grow. I can’t fathom the idea of dealing with this again next year, so as early as now I am actually prepping myself emotionally.

My Dad would usually send care packages while I was in Cebu. It would always leave me sentimental and highly elated.

One of the best and always present in his packages is a box of tikoy from Eng Bee Tin! I love tikoy so much, I can eat it forever! ๐Ÿ˜€

They don’t have Zara and Forever 21 in Cebu (they’ve recently opened F21 in Cebu this month).

My Dad knows me too well, he bought me clothes from Forever1 and had it sent to me right away.

I got so kilig when I opened my package!

..and yes, I hug my stuff when I’m overly-joyed! :))

This is one of the sweetest care package that he sent me! I swear I nearly cried in front of my friend when I opened it ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

He would always send me my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

My Dad sent me this cutesy smokin’ buds from Skullcandy! ๐Ÿ™‚

I remembered the first time he bough me something under Skullcandy โค

This was 3-4 years ago.This was the time when we had our father-daughter tampuhan.ย 

I went out that day to steam off some bad vibes,and when I got home, this was already waiting for me. It was the headphone that I wanted from Skullcandy,so it really touched my heart. But even without this,things would be still okay between me and my Dad despite of the minor glitch that we had during that time.

My Dad is so fascinated with Skullcandy that he bought all of us a headphone ๐Ÿ™‚

My sister’s,which is already broken! Really breaks my hear when I think about the fact that my siblings did not took enough care for their headphones ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

My brother Renzo’s. Got stolen from his school. Boo

I don’t have a picture of Remo’s cause his headphone got broken first!

Some of the items in my Dad’s care package ๐Ÿ™‚

September 3,2011 – Happy Birthday, Daddy! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Dad likes banapple, that’s his “to go” place when he feels like eating out all of a sudden. ๐Ÿ™‚

My Mom bought my Dad a banoffee pie from banapple. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yum!!!

While my sister bought him his favorite salad in banapple! HAHAHAHA :)) Still makes me laugh every time I am reminded of it! :))

We headed to Sofitel to celebrate Daddy’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

Remo and his girlfriend Klariz ๐Ÿ™‚

Parents ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

With my brothers and Klariz ๐Ÿ™‚

I ordered this dark chocolate raspberry mousse (?) for my Dad.

I really really loved it!! I got crazy with this and Spiral’s Opera!! I swear I could die eating both!!

Both were very rich in flavor and the texture is really to die for! Melts in your mouth indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

My Dad loves munching on chocolates ๐Ÿ™‚ So I bought him a box of signature chocolates from Galette ๐Ÿ™‚

Galette,as of today is my number 1 as the best patisserie shop that I’ve been to ๐Ÿ™‚

Family โค ๐Ÿ™‚

My heart is still full of joy. It has been almost 2 months since my Dad celebrated his birthday but the overwhelming feeling of seeing everybody,most especially him happy just can’t subside quickly! Hope it’ll last until 2012 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Just the thought of missing his birthday next year puts me down already! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I will forever be your Iaken Daddy!!! You’re the best!!! This entry will not do justice for all of the words that I want to say so I’ll save it for the mean time ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Lots of love,

R

โค

Three Cheese Spinach Dip

I don’t know how to start this entry, my head is bombarded with decisions and doubts that I have to attend to. The heaviness of these thoughts are making my heart sink slowly.

Anyway, it was last month when I tried doing Cibo’s SpinaciZola. I fell in love with it so much that I wanted to try it on my own. To my delight, it came out of the oven just as flavorful and how I wanted it to be.

It wasn’t just I who loved this. So don’t think I’m just saying this because I did it :))

The person whom I ate this with said it tastes just like what we both loved.

My parents loved it.

My Sister’s boyfriend said “he will eat vegetables already if its cooked like this” (though I know he could be just sugar-coating)

P.S. I feel like this post is going nowhere already. I swear this post is going to be very confusing. Oneย minuteย I’ll talk about food,and the next minute I’ll be venting. zzz

I incorporated 3 cheeses for this recipe – gorgonzola, parmesan and cream cheese. And instead of using cream, I used skim milk and thickened it with roux instead.

I don’t want to feel uber guilty after eating this #youknow.

I love how spinach and cheese goes well together! ๐Ÿ™‚

Spinach (Life). 3 cheeses (situations). How can I even put these in a sentence? I am mentally and physically drained already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

1. Gorgonzola – This is the heaviest decision that I have to make. Stage 1 has already been accomplished and I don’t know if I did the right thing. I found myself the day after,which is today doubting if I chose the right medium for my dream. I know all my worries will turn around with His guidance. Maybe, my frustration of knowing “when” and “where” leads me to this – over-thinking, over-worrying, over-over-over!

2. Parmesan – Slowly, I am being corrupted with thoughts of ending another chapter in my life. Most of the time I feel like I am taking this blessing for granted for thinking in such way, but like what most of us say – don’t do things that doesn’t make you happy. That is my driving force in starting and living another chapter before everything changes #youknow

3. Cream cheese – Knowing that you’ve hurt someone is also painful. Leaving and rejection goes hand in hand. I’ve been rejected by someone before, and it was the worst feeling that I’ve ever had in my 20 years of existence. I can’t say that it is okay for me to leave someone and reject him, BUT its a decision that I have to make. It’s not easy to turn around things for someone #youknow. Most of the time I’ll find myself saying hurtful words that I don’t want to say but had to. This situation is turning me into an evil monster and I don’t like it.

It is a hot sunny afternoon. I feel like my life is being baked like a Spinach dip. Waiting for the right time to be gratinated. Waiting and yearning.

Driving slow on a Sunday morning

10.17.2011

Since I was n years old, I would always want to go home with something for my siblings,up until now I still do that,seeing them excited and happy to see me come home with a present always leaves me sentimental and fulfilled. When I was in high school, I sarted listing down the things that I want to achieve in life. One of which is to eat out and treat my family. I have a very looong list, and I would love to share it in this blog as I attain it one by one ๐Ÿ™‚

It has been almost 3 years since I had a decent breakfast. Me- taking my time at the dining table,savoring my food and contemplating on how my day will turn out. One of the things that I love about being scheduled to morning shift is being able to eat breakfast. Anyway, that’s how I started my day,Sunday breakfast.

It was a busy Sunday at my workplace, seeing families being seated at the tables made me more excited to meet up with my family and spend the rest of the day with them.

When I asked my siblings what they want to eat when I treat them, my sister told me she wants to have “pizza”. I wanted to eat in a Mexican restaurant,but knowing my sister and her very picky character when it comes to food, I decided to go by her request.

We headed to White Plains and ate in Sandy’s Pizza.

My first treat for my family was inexpensive but what transpired throughout the day was more than what money can buy ๐Ÿ™‚

My sister chose Sandy’s pizza because of this, happy fries.

I thought it would be like a fast food type fries, but to my delight it wasn’t! My sister was able to finish 2 orders of this ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how not oily it is. Plus, you can actually munch on real potatoes! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Fries indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

Onion Rings

My sister requested for this.

Upon serving our food, my sister kept on wooing.

My Dad told her “lakas mo naman sa Ate Ia mo” :))

She really is!

Creamy Pesto Pasta

My Mom ordered this.

We all liked this, it was really creamy! ๐Ÿ™‚

The two things that disappointed me in Sandy’s was the interiors and how they plate their food. For a great food and location like that,they should definitely improve their interiors and presentation. I felt like half of the pleasure was taken away from us when our pasta was served in a disposable container.

18″ Filipino Sampler

– Margherita

I loved this! We actually all did! ๐Ÿ™‚ Simple but very delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

Renzo even told me that it tastes like theย Mozzarellaย dip that I did a few months back ๐Ÿ™‚

Spanish Sardines with capera

My Dad liked this, we didn’t. I was supposed to order the garlic tuyo with olive oil! Too bad I got mistaken by this ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Meatzarella

For the kiddos! My sister loved this so much that when she saw that there’s only a slice left,she hastily told my brother to get another flavor instead! Damot alert! HAHAHA

– Mexican Taco Pizza

My brother Remo chose this and I’m glad he did!! I loved this so much!! Oh la la!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

According to Sandy’s Pizza Facebook information tab “We use only wheat flour and lower fat content mozzarella, making our pizza’s less greasy but yet still full flavored (indulge without guilt)!”. I really hope they do!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

We all loved the pizza!! I asked them if they wanted to order another round,but they were already full. And since we know we are bound to Powerplant Mall after our pizza trip,we wanted to save room for dessert ๐Ÿ™‚

Honey Glazed Chicken Wings

My brother wanted to have buffalo wings, but it tartness kills us all every time, so I persuaded him to change it to this instead. I’m really glad myย persuasion worked cause this was a hit! Being a chicken wing lover,this definitely took me happy land!! It actually took us all there!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

My Dad is a food lover,so hearing him say that he loved the food is very gratifying! I don’t want him to get disappointed with my first treat! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t want to just satisfy our appetite,I want us to start our family day with great food that can set up our moods ๐Ÿ™‚

HAHAHAHA!!!

We went to Powerplant after ๐Ÿ™‚

My jeje brother took a picture of himself once again. Hi nose!!! =)) *oink oink* :@)

I proposed to watch a movie! Glad they all agreed ๐Ÿ™‚ What made me more excited about watching a movie is that I get to munch on a tumbler of cheese popcorn!! I really love the popcorn from PP’s cinema!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

I suggested to watch Real Steel

OMG HUGH JACKMAN!! Once again you made me fall of my seat with your vavavoooom biceps and pretty boy face!!!!! Plus, the trailer of The Avengers awakened my kilig and malandi bones upon seeing Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth!! Why must be the 2 Chris’ in my life be so hotttt! They make being a girl so hard!! Dayumn.

Anyway,enough with my kalandian.

I’m glad that my Dad loved the movie! My Dad is quite hard to please when it comes to those kind of stuff! Its either he falls asleep in the movie house or keeps silent and gives a bad remark after the show! He can’t stop blabbing about the movie until we got home! So happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Joyce’s Rum Cake is responsible for my butter rum cake addiction! I swear her rum cake is so good!!! โค

I support organizations that give social awareness to the youth and extends their hand to the people who needsย attentionย and support.

This organization caught my attention because it is an advocacy for women ๐Ÿ™‚

Every time I go to Fullybooked, I can’t go out without a plastic bag on my hand.

I’ve been eyeing on this book for months now,but since I made way for books that was more interesting back then,I had to put this on my “buy me” list for a while.Glad I was able to purchase this last night ๐Ÿ™‚

This reminded me of the newly opened Fullybooked in Katipunan. Habubu. Passing by Katipunan made me miss my life as a student. Why must they open Fullybooked,Peanutbutter & co and the like when I’m already out of that place! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It was another Sunday well spent with the family.

I couldn’tย translateย into words how deeply overwhelmed I am for the blessing I have received since, God knows when!

Also, it was like an answered prayer,but only that I did not ask for it. I only have oneย tormenting day this week! Yehey!! Dinner with the family next Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค 3 Sundays in a row!! Thank you Lord!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Before the worst.

I can already feel a dreadful week coming,so before sulking myself into another “I-don’t-want-to-see-my-Dad-get-tired-because-of-me” week, I will try to remember all the things that made me happy to at least compensate this kind of situation and feeling.

When I get too stressed out because of my job, I always try to think about the feeling that I had when I got it. I felt blessed and excited for I know I wouldn’t be a bum for so long. I was already imagining how will I look like as an employee even if I still have a week until my graduation. The words that were said to me during the interview overwhelmed me,it really uplifted my inner being.

It was one of my goals to land a job after I graduate, I’m glad that God lead me to it. When I feel like I am taking my job for granted, I always remind myself that it is more of a blessing than a job.

08.19.2011

My friend and I started our day in Newport mall! I love going there cause its just right in front of my happy place! ๐Ÿ™‚

Top: Forever21, Bandage skirt: Zara, Heels: from him ๐Ÿ™‚

We had our lunch in Parmigiano ๐Ÿ™‚

I fell in love with the restaurant! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to go back โค

Complimentary bread ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved their freshly baked bread! (I really hope it is cause I’m a sucker for “hot -when- served” breads)

They were nice enough to refill another plate for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken Cacciatore

He ordered this. Being a tomato lover,this made me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love restaurants that gives me that conventionalย feeling when trying a new dish. It doesn’t disappoint me when they serve a veritable dish on my table.

Risotto Al Funghi

The main reason why we ate in an Italian restaurant. I was craving for risotto for n nights before we ate here. I just couldn’t last another day without eating his heavenly dish! ๐Ÿ™‚

Parmigiano resurrected my soul with this dish. I swear it was how I want my risotto to be! But of course I couldn’t refrain myself fromย sprinkling more parmesan with every bite! ๐Ÿ™‚ aaaaah take me to Parmigiano now!!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

โค โค โค

We went to Taft after ๐Ÿ™‚ I met up with a friend and waited for my brother Renzo. Can’t believe he really took the train just to shop with us! HAHAHA =))

The gay side of my brother is being a shopaholic. He would do anything and everything just to come with me every time he finds out I’m bound to shop for the day

We had our dinner in Army Navy since my brother wants to eat there.

It was my second time in Army Navy,my first was in Taft and I remember finding their Quesadilla “just okay”

I don’t know if its time or maybe their quesadilla just evolved into a better one,but nonetheless Army Navy made the three of us really happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Burger

This was mouthwatering! I love how it did not give me the “fast food” feel while taking a bite ๐Ÿ™‚

Quesadilla

The only thing that made me sad that night was the salsa. I love smothering my quesadilla with salsa but theirs’ was no good! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Jeje in ze hawzzz!!!

Milkshake!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love milkshakes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely made my day sweeter โค

We passed by Machiavelli and of course I couldn’t let that day pass without munching on some good ol’ chocos ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

I love belgian chocolates! Combine it with praline and I’ll die in front of you!

My Dad would always buy us loads of belgian chocolates and Ferreros! I blame my Dad for my weakness in chocolates!! โค

Heaven! โค โค โค

I also love how they are beautifully packaged! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a long day indeed! I’m glad everything went smoothly ๐Ÿ™‚

Plus, I went home with a good news for my parents that day, truly it was a day full of blessings ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Gift of life.

I don’t want to ask why these are all happening to me.I don’t want to question him,but I just can’t help but to be more grateful each day to Him. This post might sound like my previous entries for the last n months and I feel this will go on for a very very very long time.I lost track of how long it has been since something desolate hit me and put me down. I thank God and theย positiveย attitude that he blesses me everyday.Without it,I won’t be saying these words.

10.10.11: “Sometimes I wish I feel the same about you,maybe it would be better for the both of us. But those are just wishes and maybes.”

Someone surprised me with a box of my favorite treat last 10.10.11

He waited outside my workplace before 3PM,not knowing that I am scheduled for work at 6PM!

It was a sweet gesture that made me smile before entering my own piece of “war zone”

I love how it is beautifully and elegantly packaged!

I’m a sucker for good packaging!! ๐Ÿ™‚

They are all sinfully beautiful and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

6 lovely macaroons โค

Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t if he’s gay or what,but he fancies making origamis and giving them to me! HAHAHAHA

I read this at my workplace when I had the opportunity. I can’t help but laugh, all I can say is “WATDAPAK. PAK NA PAK!”!!!

How gay can you possibly be, plus the fact that there’s a picture of you in your letter is just plain hilarious.

I really appreciated this! ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus the ballpens,adhesive tape and mini containers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those definitely took away the stress that I was having for almost a week. I felt like I haveย rejuvenated in a funny way ๐Ÿ™‚

10.11.11

My day-off this week fell on a Tuesday which was yesterday. As expected, I did not put it to waste.

My day officially started in CBTL.

I was interviewed by sophomore students from St. Paul.

It was really humbling cause I never thought I’ll be doing so! I can’t help but get kilig!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

I kind of felt mature though,me being interviewed by these youngsters and talking about my future plans and all. ๐Ÿ™‚

The best lemon bar that I have tasted was at Akiba’s.ย 

CBTL’s lemon bar is the closest to my best. Nom! ๐Ÿ™‚

As a token of appreciation, they gave me this!! Sweet!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Really made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

My Mom,Sister and I went shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was nice to spend the day with them, it’s been a while since the last time we did that. Lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

Glad I was able to go to Santi’s! ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally,a sheet for my sweet tooth!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Myย brotherย texted me asking me to buy him a chocolate cake. Being the sweet Ate that I am,I did not buy him any..HAHAH

But instead,my sister and Iย connivedย that we’ll go to the nearby Patisserie shop in our home and buy something that we might like. But to our delight,we found something that we love insead! Our Kitchen’s chocolate chip cookie is to die for!!! So perfectly chewy and not too sweet! We maxed out the canister and small goodie bag in just a night! My oh my!!! Can’t wait to buy some SOON!

Something new on my bedside table โค ๐Ÿ™‚

A neon board!! So cute!! Love it!!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

My sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet sister gave me this!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค grbe super sweet!!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t go out the house without spraying some perfume on! Scent is a part of my outfit.

My sister knows me well โค ๐Ÿ™‚

I love all of them! โค ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy!! Definitely made my day sweeter! HAHAHA

When I got home, I fixed some of my accessories ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so happy on how it looks now..so organized!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cause I’m OC like that!!

I get more hate comments on my Formspring than good ones. This commentย DEFINITELY made my entire year!! I really hope this person was not an anon! I seriously want to thank this person in so many ways โค ๐Ÿ™‚

..and this too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Didn’t know my blog would end up in someone else’s page someday ๐Ÿ™‚

God is really awesome! He never fails to make my day sweeter and sweeter in ways that I can’t even think of ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Lord!!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

10.12.11

Today, there are 3 things that God blessed me with again. Blessings that I will never get tired of ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Family – having breakfast with my Dad,being picked up by my Dad at work and having an afternoon snack with the family plus ending the day with a dinner with them is a blessing and grace that I am truly grateful for ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Girlfriends that never fails to pick you up,or just lay down with you when you’re feeling down ๐Ÿ™‚

3. And everyone who views this page! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve just reached my 2,500 hit! It’s been only 10 days since my 2,200 hit! Thank you!!!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

the grateful girl,

R โค

Monday Sunshine

I woke up in a beautiful morning today.It’s the first time in 5 days that I slept for 8 hours,I am no longer stressed and I’ll be embracing the only day of the week for a night shift. Upon seeing my schedule yesterday, I couldn’t help but to smile and jump out of joy inside. I’ll be spending 2 Sundays with my family in a row,which is very important to me. Last week was a different kind of hell, having diner with my family is a blessing that I don’t want to miss,but for 7 days straight,I was not able to do so, just imagine my frustration and dismay.

Anyway,I’ll be seeing my friends tomorrow,and I couldn’t wait! It’s been a while since I last saw them. Missing them reminded me of some of the few food trips that Shinrou and I had before our graduation. Trinoma is the most convenient and less stressful plus less jejemon center point of our homes. Everytime we head home,I drop her there,or go somewhere outside the boundaries of Trinoma, we meet there. There are a few “hole-in-the-wall” food establishments that we’ve tried:

July 28,2011

 

I love Mexican Food, I won’t get tired of saying it and mentioning it on my blog :))

Anyway,we had a late lunch feast in Mexicali.

After ordering,I can’t take being starved for so long anymore,so I bought a Jamaican patty which was just a few establishments away.

I love their cheesy beef!!! โค โค โค

Garden Burger with Cheese

This came in first. I got intrigued with their veggie burger so I gave it a try.

I find it okay,something worth trying ๐Ÿ™‚

I love munching on salsas and nachos,so I wouldn’t let this pass!

I’m a sucker for delicious salsas, being the tomato lover that I am. Watery and bland salsas pisses me off! Seriously :))

Our friend ordered this, BBQ Chicken Burrito.ย I’m not a fan of burritos so I don’t really get excited for it when I see it on the menu :))

Cheese Quesadillas

I love quesadillas! It gives me that pizza feel. I love smothering it with salsa!!

This was okay.

California Chili Dog

I love munching on Smokey’sย Chicagoย dog when I watch a movie.

My ultimate goal for that day was to eat a salsa that would make me smile and some chili con carne! Both were achieved and I couldn’t be any happier! ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved this so much!!

Chili Con Carne

I loved the chili on the bun so I ordered a cup of chili! Love it so much!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

After ourย Mexicanย feast,and 2 hour bonding,I headed to Chicken Charlie in Banawe to meet up with my girl friends โค

August 4,2011

It was a rainy day so we were craving for something that would warm our stomach. We ended up eating in Chicken Mami Houseย for some reason. It was worth trying but I wouldn’t go back.

To make me go home happy, I bought myself some cheese popcorn. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

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