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Forever 21

Wow.. just W.O.W

I really don’t know how to start this entry. I am very overwhelmed with everything that’s been happening to me every minute (literally) since the eve of my birthday and I couldn’t wait to share the wonderful things that I was and will be blessed with.

21 years of existence. Aaaah how do I even start? This overwhelming feeling leaves me clueless (in a good way).

So start of the series of my “Forever 21” entries, here’s a…BIG BIG BIGGGG

to each and everyone who has made me smile in every way and reminded me about ; joy,love and faith. ๐Ÿ™‚

11.28.11

Me: Where are you na po, Dy? I’m waiting here at Zara

Daddy: Nak, park muna ako.Buy tayo cake mo in Sinfully.

Me: ย Why?

Daddy: It’s your birthday!! *In his very perky tone* CUUUUTE!!!

Daddy: Nak, ano gusto mo gift?

Me: Dinner on my birthday.

Daddy: What else?

Me: Nothing else. Yun lang po,Dy.

Daddy: Buy tayo dress,bag and shoes mo.

Me: I already bought those last Saturday,Dy. Remember?

Daddy: Ano ba yan, baby ko.. Papi wants to give you something special *in his cute cute cute tone*

Me: Ma, jogging tonight.

Mama: Di pwede, grocery ako tonight with Chella

Me: *hangs up*

Me: Chella, tell Mama jogging kami wag na kayo grocery.

Chella: No!

*Little did I know they conspired to do something sweet for me today…awww*

So there, I really don’t know how to put everything in a sentence..all I know is, I couldn’t ask for anything more cause I already have more than what I need, more than what I could dream of,and more than what I could wish for. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Lord for another year!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค You’re the best and you have always been the main reason behind every smile,joy and love! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

F* it

backlog: 11.02.11

The month of November officially hit my soul on its second day. Since I had work on November 1st, night shift if I may say, I was quite bummed out of the fact that (1) I was not able toย joinย my family and relatives in visiting myย late grandmotherย in theย cemetery (2) I’m on night shift (3) I want to welcome my birthday month with a joyous soul (4) I’m on night shift (5) I’M ON NIGHT SHIFT!

To compensate the bad feeling..

Dad bought me a yogurt with peaches and almond jellies before heading to work โค

..and when I got home,

These welcomed me ๐Ÿ™‚

Cutesy stuff from my Sissy ๐Ÿ™‚ The lovely side of having a sister and a bestfriend combined into one!

My sister knows meย well! ๐Ÿ˜€

My day-off was scheduled on the second day of November. Of course, I did not put it to waste and planned to spend the whole day with my family like its a Sunday! I am glad that my siblings are still on their sem-break,and much more elated cause my Lola visited us. Indeed,it was a blessing ๐Ÿ™‚

After visiting the venue for my Sister’s debut, we decided to head to Eastwood. We had dinner in MoMo Cafe, one of my favorite restaurants because of their family-style menu! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tower Power

It still feels like the first time I tried this!

Lovely lovely lovely piece of heaven!

Everyone loved this baby! ๐Ÿ˜€

Taba (Remo) couldn’t resist the desserts behind him any longer that he decided to order this baby right away!

Plus we have a movie to catch so it was a good call ๐Ÿ™‚

My Lola and my Dad loved this!

The raspberry-vinaigrette’s flavor is well-balanced.

I decided to order this seafood casserole for all of us ๐Ÿ™‚

Everyone who likes creamy food and loves seafood should try this! ๐Ÿ™‚

The amount of creaminess and the flavor of the seafood are just perfect. Much more when it is squeezed with fresh lemon juice!

Knowing my sister, I know she would love this just as much as I did!

Nothing was left one the plate after dinner! โค

We watched Praybeyt Benjamin! My Dad,brother and I was opposed to it but we couldn’t win to my Mom and sister who conspired with my Lola ๐Ÿ˜ :))

10.30.2011

I started my Sunday with a spinach dip and a green tea dinner roll from Sinfully.

Aaaah โค โค โค

My family picked me up from work and we opted to watch a movie.

We had a few hours to kill so we decided to go to Mary Grace.

HAHAHAHA! Ogre with his peach flavored iced tea.

I am still craving for Akiba’s Lemon Squares.

This lemon square did not give me any satisfaction at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Myย brotherย Renzo ordered Mary Grace’s Tiramisu.

While my sister who loves Mary Grace’s cheese rolls ordered 6..

..and a brownie a la mode that she made us all finish ๐Ÿ˜


Best Mary Grace branch that I have been! Very homey! ๐Ÿ™‚

Perfect for an afternoon delight! A book + coffee or hot chocolate + cheese rolls! aaah โค โค โค

Accessories that I wore with my outfit.

I love the colors on my skirt! Very chic! ๐Ÿ™‚

Baby Blue + Pink peg for the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love this ring very much!! โค โค โค

Wearing this elephant necklace made me realize that my outfit is more on the bohemian side ๐Ÿ™‚

We watched In Timeย and boooooy this movie is one of the best this year!

JT and Amanda are perfect together and individually! No words can explain how much I loved this movie! โค

One reason why I love watching at Greenbelt is Chimara!ย 

Aside from the fact that they serve healthy snacks, their sour cream and white cheddar flavored snacks are very delish too!

I was able to finish 3 bags of tofu chips after the movie!! Insane!

Taters and Chimara are under the same company.

Since it was the Halloween season, I got this apple-cinnamon flavored finger shaped cookies!

Very very very yummy!!! โค โค โค

From all of the snacks that we ate,we do not have the appetite to have dinner anymore! We were so full and a bit tired already so we decided to have our milk tea fix at Tomas Morato instead.

My brother Renzo and I tried this quaint Milk Tea shop in Imperial.

We bother ordered their Taro Milk tea.

I had mine with coffee jelly and pudding.

The milk tea itself disappointed us. It was not the kind of taro milk tea that we want ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So we decided to go to Teaology instead to have some real milk tea fix. ๐Ÿ™‚

I can consume 2 large drinks consecutively in just one sitting!! Insane #again

I still have 20 minutes before I prep up for work,and boy I just couldn’t wait for this night shift to be over. Its making me l.a.z.y ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

..and just a few more days, I’ll be turning 21!! Aaaah ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Food. Fashion. Family and Feelings… in an entry ๐Ÿ™‚ F it!

โค

R

Blessed or Cursed?

My week officially started when I attended the Ultimate Taste Test 7.0 with my cousin Ate Ruffa, Tita Luz and my Mom. When my cousin sent me a message at Facebook asking if I want to attend the UTT. Of course I said yes with so much excitement! I had our payments deposited a week before the event to secure our slots.We made this a Mother-Daughter bonding by bringing our Moms with us.Which turned out to be one of the best dates this year ๐Ÿ™‚

Silly me of thinking its a whole day event this time :)) Right after my 3PM shift, I asked them to pick me up at Greenbelt and head to The Fort. My cousin told me that its going to start by 7PM pa so we had around 3 hours to kill.

1st 1 hour and 30 minutes: We went to Starbucks to grab a drink and talk aboutย whatnot’sย :)) I browsed through a travel magazine and oh boy….it made me more eager to travel soon..soon..and SOON! ๐Ÿ˜€

It was nice to catch up with my cousin. We used to go to the same school during grade school and University for 2 years so we had the convenience to talk or hang-out everyday. I remember talkingย to herย until the wee hours of the morning or us having sleep overs with Ate Rachelle when we were younger. But as we grew older, we had lesser time to spend with each other which made me miss her and Ate Rachelle more when weย attendedย this event.

Anyway, for the 2nd 1 hour and 30 minutesย that we have left, we decided to go to S&R. There’s nothing not to love about s&r. The exclusivity and imported stuff that you’ll be dealing with are just worth your grocery time and money! I wanted to buy some items that I wanted to try at home, but my cousin kept on reminding me that I can’t cause I will leave it standing in the car for 3 hours or more ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

If you are looking for some food photos,food reviews or food stalls..THIS IS NOT THE BLOG FOR YOU ๐Ÿ™‚

I will not be talking about those on this entry.

I will let Mr. OurAwesomePlanet(dot)Com do the talking since he’s the perfect man for that ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Moms were too focused on finding a table for us, while my cousin and I were just too giddy to taste all of the food that we will be engaging ourselves with for the night! ๐Ÿ˜€

I was not able to attend the previous UTT because it was my Dad’s birthday. I was really glad I had the time to attend this time ๐Ÿ™‚

And since I am OC like that, I want everything to be organized.From the first area that I will try up to the marking of the stalls that I have already tried on my “passport”. ๐Ÿ™‚

15 stalls, and I am already full. Weakling. Weakling. Weakling. But glad I made it through the night without barfing out of fullness!

I couldn’t let the night pass without having my picture taken with Mr. OurAwesomePlanet(dot)Com ๐Ÿ™‚

I kept on calling him that during the day! That’s how labo I am =))

I look crap in this photo so I had to cover it!!

I really wanted to have a picture with Mr. Merry Moo, but the line on his stall was too long! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Speaking of, Merry Moo is my most favorite and I am still craving up until now…aaaah ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

Top 5ย 

5. Katsu House / Edible Options

4. CLSU (Tilapia Ice Cream)

3. Sassy Sisig

2. Chocolatery ย ย Chocoletyย Asrtisan Chocolates

1. Merry Moo โค โค โค

11.20.11 – Sunday Family Day

What I love about morning shifts on Sundays is that I don’t get too tired from work after my shift plus my family gets to pick me up from work and spend the rest of the day together.

Yesterday, we decided to have a really early dinner at Italianni’s. I asked my siblings to choose between Bulgogi Brothers and Italiannis, but having a boring/unadventurous sister..Italianni’s won! It was a win-win situation for me though, cause Italianni’s is a great restaurant when it comes to service and food, while on the other hand, I would love to try Bulgogi Brothers for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚

Italianni’s Greenbelt 5’s interiors will really give you that homey and family-style feel ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been to 5 branches already, and I must say this one’s the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Did not realize that the lady was looking until I checked the shot on my camera. Hahahah ๐Ÿ˜€

My brother Remo aka TABA!

I call him Taba now! He’s been eating like crazy and asking me to bring home sweets all the time! :))

BWHAHAHAHAHA I like teasing and pinching him all the time!! ๐Ÿ˜€

My real TABAAAAA!!! =))

Every meal will start with a freshly baked bread! Their bread is one of the reasons why I kept on dining back at Italiannis! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dipping it at olive oil and balsamic vinegar my love makes it more divine!

Sicillian Salad – Regular

We all loved this! Very refreshing ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

The fact that it has grapes made me love it more ๐Ÿ™‚

We all ate this! Even my sister, who just ate the fruits. heehee ๐Ÿ™‚

Grape Shake

Just because I couldn’t resist grapes… love love love!

This lacks a little kick of sweetness! The grape shake at their The Fort branch is better ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Bubblegum Malt Shake

Still lacking sweetness!

Taba,being advenurous that he is ordered this which lead to a conversation about my Dad bringing home a tub of bubble gum flavored ice cream from Coney’s (?) when were younger because he loves bubble gum flavored ice cream and drinks ๐Ÿ™‚

Pizza Enorme (?)

We all loved this! My parents and I specially loved the arugula on top! nomnomnom ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Mussels Lombardi + Ribs + Steak + Roasted Veggies ๐Ÿ™‚

We decided to order this platter! The steak looks small on this angle,plus the ribs was overlapping it ๐Ÿ˜›

We all loved the steak! Our Dad asked us if we wanted to order another steak but we were already full.

Spaghetti and Meatballsย 

My loooooove!! ๐Ÿ™‚

We were not able to finish this and the pizza!! Weaklings? =))

Lymonada, Calamansi and Dalandan Trio

I really waned to try this! But myย brotherย seemed to love this so much that he finished his tall glass in just 2 gulps!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Fried Calamari

Deep fried to perfection! ๐Ÿ˜€

The marinara sauce is sweet which makes it perfect as a dip for the calamari ๐Ÿ™‚

The other dip is a honey-mustard..I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

We heard mass after our early dinner which ended at exaclty 5:47PM!

The title of the entry is inspired by the homily last night ๐Ÿ™‚

The Priest talked about the lives of the people who are blessed and those who are cursed.

What made my heart smile was when he talked about “looking at someone’s eyes” which reminded me of my previous entry ๐Ÿ™‚

Lovely lovely lovely Sunday with the family indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

“Ang kapatid na mabait,may gantimpala”

I would often hear the word “gantimpala”ย from my Dad. He would always tell his workers that word as part of his humorous morning conversations with his employess :))

I bought my sister these stuff last night and jokingly said the line above! :))

After a week of hard-work, I treated myself with a new book! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

Indeed.

I love Invitation House!!ย 

I love stores that sell cutsie stuff!!! Weakness.

My low-back top from Forever 21

Bandage Skirt from Zara

and bag from GirlShoppe ๐Ÿ™‚

It was another blessed week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Keeping the positive vibes..and thoughts until the end of the year! ๐Ÿ˜€

โค

R

Inday’s day-off: Decisions and emotions

backlog: 10.26.2011 – 10.27.2011

One thing that I love about our home is its location. We are near on most of the shopping malls and restaurant areas that we like going to. As a kid, I used to think that Makati is very far. My parents would always take my siblings and I in Glorittea or Greenbelt every Saturday, and I would always dread the word “Makati” every time I hear it due to the very bad traffic resulting to long car rides. It was until my Dad drove me to work that I’ve realized that Makati is not really far from us,cause it only took him 25 minutes to get me there.

When I was still studying in CCA, I would always curse the bad traffic cause I know it would only take me 15 minutes to get there without the traffic. Working in Makati made me miss my life as a student. Much more when I saw the newly constructed Regis Building along Katipunan.Seeing the restaurants and Fullybookedย would always leave me saying “sayang”.

I asked my family to have dinner in Katipunan on my day-off.

I wanted to try the restaurants that I haven’t been to but my family still opted to go to Bon Chon even if they like Chicken Charlie better. Just because they were really hungry and too timid to check the new restaurants.

Speaking of, they also have Chicken Charlie in Katipunan..and Manang’s Chicken as well! Talk about chicken overload in one location! SARAP!

I’ve decided to try Saint Alps Tea House, being the milk tea lover that I am, I just couldn’t let this pass.

Most of the restaurants there has this policy of not bringing outside food to their establishment so my brother Renzo and I had to get our milk tea fix first before heading to Bon Chon.

I can’t wait to go back to this place! ๐Ÿ™‚

My experience here was short but very elating ๐Ÿ™‚

I also love their interiors!

3 large groups seems to be having their meetings so I do not want them to feel unease by taking too much photos while they are having some serious talk. :))

I must say, this place is perfect for group hangouts and chill dates cause its very cozy and warm ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I love matcha tea ๐Ÿ™‚ I became a cerified lover because of Akiba Cafe โค ๐Ÿ™‚

Though Akiba’s better, I still loved this! Its of the same price wih Bubble Tea’s but Saint Alp’s serving is way bigger! Definitely worth it! ๐Ÿ˜€

My brother Renzo ordered this ๐Ÿ™‚ Taro Milk Tea!

I was torn between Trao and Matcha. Good thing my brother loves Taro Milk Tea too! ๐Ÿ˜€

This was perfect! Best Taro Milk Tea!! Mmmm!! โค โค โค

Cheese Balls

This is different from all of the cheese balls that I have tasted! I would actually love to order this again:)

Matcha Toast

I’m a fan of toasts! Thanks to Singapore and oas Box! :d

I was expecting a powdered toast, but I was served with this! The “spread” was thick that I felt that the price that I paid for was very worth it! Plus, the flavor is very light! ๐Ÿ˜€

Thinking of pairing this with a strong flavored drink the next time.. hmm

Bon Chon chicken.

We were not able to finish the chickens that we ordered. As a result, I had to eat it for breakfast for 2 consecutive mornings! ๐Ÿ˜

Chap Chae.

I love chap chae! Aaah I’m craving for a bowl while typing… ๐Ÿ˜

Anyway, I stand by my Dad when he told us that Bon Chon’s food are either too sweet or too spicy.

Their chap chae was okay, just a little too sweet for me!

My brother Remo and my sister Chella ordered a burger in Brother’s Burger!

I remember liking their burgers when I was younger! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s still the same..juicy and flavorful! Yum!

My Dad and my Brother Remo ๐Ÿ™‚

We decided to go to Red Mango for dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚

Iย rememberย being addicted to their froyo when I entered CCA! I would always ask my Dad to drive me to Trinoma after school just to grab a cup of Froyo + Almonds + Grahams and peaches! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

“Treat yourself well”. – always!

Say hello to the jeje-est ogre tha you will ever meet!

10.26.2011

I had to wake up early to meet up with Shinrou. We scheduled that day to process our NBI travel clearance. I loved the fact that we had a hassle ย free day! No lines, a few minutes of waiting for our paper to be printed and anย air-conditionedย room for our waiting area :))

CLEARED! 1 paper down ๐Ÿ˜€

My sister wanted to have lunch in Banapple so my Mom and I followed my Dad and my sister in Il Terazzo.

I got excied when I saw Tea.Ology. I opted to buy my drink there instead of having the usual Iced Choco in Banapple ๐Ÿ™‚

Matcha!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I loved this so much!!! I swear I’ve been craving for this ever since! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love puddings, so I ordered an extra pudding for my drink! Chose 75% sweetness ๐Ÿ™‚

PERFECT!

Banapple’s Caesar Salad

I just had a sandwich before heading to Il Terazzo and had my milk tea maxed out before even deciding what to eat. Resulting to a bloated feeling so I just opted for a salad ๐Ÿ™‚

My sister orders this every time we are in banapple.

Pesto. Mom’s favorite in banapple ๐Ÿ™‚

..and of course! Daddy’s asian salad! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

My Dad wanted us to have a soup so he ordered this for my sister and I..which ended up to me just tasting it and my Dad finishing the bowl of soup! :))

Pecan Pie

I’ve been wanting to make a pecan pie for so long but time just wouldn’t permit me to ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I find their pecan pie’s filling to sweet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ That I feel guilty with every bite! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I love food trips with my family!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I am now nearing to my birthday! I have already decided to do a major turning point in my life. I do not want myself to feel that I am escaping from reality, but I just want to spend my remaining time in the best possible ways.

God has been amazing for being there with me all the time. His guidance to my decisions and countless blessings of opportunities are just enough for me to stop wishing for something more. All of these are more than enough. I just need Him by my side. ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Through his eyes

My Dad drove me to work last November 1st. I was so pissed off to the fact that I was running late to work and I won’t be spending the holiday with them. I just kept silent with my earphones on while he was too preoccupied taking business phone calls. I always have this “sentimental moment” during car rides,aside from the weird verity that I also daydream about some silly scenarios in my head, I can’t refrain myself from contemplating about life over and over and over again! Listening to some feel good music and taking my mind away to the things that’s been bothering me did not make me feel any better. Until, I looked through my Dad’s eyes.

I do not know what hit me, but that sudden moment took me to my future. It took me to thinking of what I want to do with my life for the next 5 years. It still boiled down to me wanting to do everything with my family around, me aspiring to attain my goals for my family,and me being the best Ia that they could ever have. I might sound like a 5 yo fat little girl telling you how happy she is and how she loves her parents,while showing you her drawing.But that’s what I feel every time we are together as a family.

2 nights ago, just like any other nights, I prayed for our family but this was somewhat different cause I talked to Him about my Dad more. I know I might sound like a kid narrating how her day went but the event the day after was really moving that my morning prayer was full of gratifying messages again. God really amazes me with all his works. In less than 8 hours,he was able to turn around things for my Dad and for the family. I am really astonished with how he works with my life.

11.05.11

As if the answered prayer wasn’t enough, God blessed me with another day well spent with the family. Definitely one of the most heartwarming bondings that my siblings and I shared. ย It was nice to see my siblings have fun in the kitchen and act responsibly by taking charge in setting up our dining and get all giddy while preparing our dinner. Someย snippetsย during our “pizza day”

My brothers Remo and Renzo ๐Ÿ™‚

I bought ready-to-use pizzaย dough’sย since I don’t have enough time to make some. I am looking forward to baking a good pizza dough before the year ends ๐Ÿ™‚

My brother Remo is becoming a (fat) food enthusiast. So cute to see him in the kitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the pizzas that we made ๐Ÿ™‚

Bechamel sauce + Parmesan + Mozarella + Shrimps + Pineapple

Oreos for the White Chocolate Cheesecake ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided to bake a White Chocolate Cheesecake and oreo cheesecake cups.

I kind of burnt the top of the oreo cheesecake cups (still edible ,just a little brown) . I was to engrossed with Autumn’s Concerto and of course Vanness Wu that I forgot about my cheesecake cups in the oven. I’ll take a nice photo when I bake another batch soon (considering that I am not good when it comes to taking food photos to the point that my blog kind of sucks when it comes to this matter)

My cheesecake layer is quite thin since I used 1/3 of the recipe for my cheesecake cups.

11.06.2011:ย 

I met up with my family after work. I am already getting used to working during Sundays,but working on a night shift on a Sunday is unbearable. I am glad that my schedule for that day favored my family and I to ย have our family day.

My Dad and I were both hungry upon meeting up so we had dinner immediately.

I am glad we chose to dine in Fely J’s Kitchen.

love love love my ring ๐Ÿ™‚ โค


Felyjini

Coconut heart + fruit cocktail + fruit juices = HEAVEN

I swear one of the best fruit juice that I’ve tried. I was quite hesitant of this so I opted for sago’t gulaman. Glad my brother gave this a try. Will order this when we come back ๐Ÿ™‚

Seafood Kare-Kare

ย The kare-kare sauce was very flavorful. I swear I could finish a whole serving of this. I love kare-kare very much, and this did not fail! Aaaah, craving for this NOW.

Crispy Pata

My family loved this so much! Definitely worth every penny ๐Ÿ™‚

Sauteed Paco (fern leaves) and Mushrooms

I love vegetables! Having a Grandfather and a Dad who eats vegetables in every meal and infiltrated my siblings and I into eating vegetables made me love eating it.

My parents and I loved this so much that we ordered this twice! Yum!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to munch on this now while finishing this entry! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pork Binagoongan

My brother Renzo ordered this. My Dad was right when he old us that all of the dishes that we rodered were very delicious that we forgot about the pork binagoongan.

Brought home half of the serving as a left over from our dinner. I asked my Mom to add chicken to this just so I can eat it for breakfast the next day. WINNER!

Crunchy Paco

Loved this too!! Each ingredients compliments everything! Nom nom nom ๐Ÿ™‚

Bam-I

Best Bam-I I’ve ever tasted!! aaah HEAAAVEN!!!!!

Leche Flan

My brother Remo loves leche flan so he ordered this

. The best leche flan that we’ve ever had was our Lolo’s. โค I swear! The consistency and the amount of sweetness of his lechen flan will make you want more!

This was the only disappointing dish that we ordered. It tasted rather ordinary and the consistency was not smooth at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Maja Blanca

I love my Lolo’s Maja Blance. Again, the best I’ve ever had!

This is the second best ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I am not a fan of having too much corn on my Maja Blanca. I am glad that the corn is served as a topping only! Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sikreto ni Mara Clara

My Mom agreed to dine in at Fely J’s when she saw the poster of this dessert.

We all loved this, especially my Dad! He couldn’t stop raving about this! Actually, he couldn’t stop raving about Fely J’s after stepping out of the restaurant! ๐Ÿ™‚

Canonigo with Mango Balls

My brother Renzo ordered this. It was described by our serves as our typical Brazo de Mercedes. I chose Maja Blanca over this but my brother was so curious that he still pushed through.

And yes, it is like our typical Brazo de Mercedes only that it doesn’t have a “custard” feeling. Only egg whites. It will make you feel like you are eating a souffle because of the texture. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Fely J experience was exceptional. Just like my Dad, I couldn’t wait to go back! Found a new love on a Sunday night โค ๐Ÿ™‚

We always visit Sinfully everytime we are in Greenbelt.

As usual,we wouldn’t go ou without a bag of breads and a box of chocolates! I always try a chocolate or two every week and it never fails me everytime ๐Ÿ™‚

To cap the day, my sister convinced me to watch 3 idiots. She loved this movie so much that she wanted to watch it again with me. Its a long movie but very entertaining and inspiring in a humorous way. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so glad to see everyone happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially my Dad ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking through his eyes, I know he is elated to see us,his children get along well ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t wait to ย another family day ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

โค

R

Counting the days.

10 days ago, I was blessed with something that I’ve been yearning for almost n months. It was an agony that I needed an answer with – for my current situation and for my big leap next year. As vague as it sounds, I really don’t know how to openly talk about it until I I get the most dreading requirement of all. I am still overjoyed and grateful for being this blessed.

backlog: 10.22.2011

I received a call from someone unexpected. That certain someone woke Shinrou and I from our sleep. It was so early that I would just want to hug my bed all day.The fact that I’ve been working for 10 days already is just too draining that I planned to spend my day-off resting and just have dinner with the family. I even thought of ditching that important matter just to catch on my sleep and rest well. Looking back, I’m glad I did not, it was more than just a last minute agenda, it was an answered prayer and a box waiting to be opened.

My Dad picked up Shinrou and I in the hotel. I really don’t know how to break the news to him. So just as always, I’ve waited for him to ask how my day went.

After telling him Shinrou and I got accepted, I couldn’t help but contemplate about my life next year.

It was a cold day, and all I wanted was to sip a bowl of steaming soup. We passed by Thousand Cranes and decided to eat there.

I love shabu-shabu. I’m glad that my Mom loves it too cause everytime I feel like having one, no heavy convincing is needed cause I know my Mom will be on my side :))

Mi parents ๐Ÿ™‚

My brother Remo and I shared with this seafood shabu-shabu platter.

The youngsters, Chella and Renzo is not a fan at all! So they opted to order some boring stuff! Tempura, Chicken Teriyaki and Gyudon. #lame HAHAHA

My Dad and mi Sissy loves Banana Leaf’s roti and curry dip (?). Luckily, Banana leaf was just beside Thousand Cranes.

We were supposed to watch The Three Musketeers! But unfortunately the next airtime would be 11PM ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Too late since I have an early schedule the next day! I wanted to rush to Glorietta from Greenbelt instead just to catch the 9PM movie schedule but my Mom dislikes long walks so NVM :))

My second time of wearing this dress, which reminded me that my entry about the first time that I wore this is not yet published. *yikes*

Anyway, I accessorized it with a belt this time and used my pink chained bag. Paired it with this cutesy heels from my friend to give it a different feel this time ;))

After having a family stroll in the mall, we decided to grab a drink in CBTL before heading home.

My brother ordered this. Cherry flavored tea, filled it with ice to make it cold abd smothered it with lots of sugar. The disadvantage of trying new stuff!;))

We indulged in Sinfully’s items! I swear it is my little haven! Loved everything so much that I just want to live there!!!;)

It still feels surreal that in just a few months I’ll be achieving another big goal. Knowing the date gives me excitement and sadness both at the same time. I couldn’t wait to experience the new life that awaits for me next year, but I am not ready to leave things behind either, most especilly my life with my family. Counting the days until I get there. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today is the first day of the 11th month of my almost 21 years of existence here on earth.

I’ll be counting the days until I get this plight over with. I’ll move forward and start a new chapter,again. Spend the most out of everything while there’s some blessed time.

I’ll be counting the days until I turn 21! I am very excited for my birthday month. I have already planned out all of the exciting stuff that I will be doing to make this month joyous and awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Will unfold it one by one until my birthday comes ๐Ÿ™‚

Counting the days, counting each day. To learn and to live. To laugh and love. All for life and for Him ๐Ÿ™‚

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R

P.S. I used the WordPress app for iPhone to finish half of this blog. I just love how I got to finish this entry even if I am away from my laptop.

World, don’t hate me for finishing this entry while I’m at work. And yes, I have work even if its November 1st! Worked from 10am to 11pm yesterday, which was a holiday and caused me not to visit my late grandmother in the cemetery with my family and relatives ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . Talk about being fully restless today ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Enjoy your holiday breaks everyone! Jealous girl over here!;(

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