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December in Manila

12.2013: Memories at home

Hello, dolls! 🙂 Happy Christmas Eve!!!!!!! Aaaah another year of spending the holidays away from my family, but thank God this year is not going to be sad or anything because I have A’s family with me. I sometimes feel guilty when I overlook the sad part of being away from home, I feel like I am cheating.

I miss home… I miss all our December traditions. I know it’s too much to ask, but sometimes I wish I have both.

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The food that I make at home helps me remember all the good moments that I had with my family.

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Just like this Chocolate Cupcake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Frosting that I made for my family who loves to eat desserts like me.

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Last year, I spent the week before Christmas Eve baking! Baking for family, friends, and my Mom’s demand (haha). I had the chance to do my holiday baking this year, but it felt VERY different. My piggies are not here to eat my baked goodies….

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For my afternoon date with my Dad, I made a dish with one of his favorites — shrimp.

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Shrimp with the head on and Sausage in Tomato Sauce

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Seeing my family all gathered at the dining table for Christmas Eve made me wish that I was home cooking for them…

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I had to be creative with our speculoos goodies at home since we had too many.

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So I’ve decided to use it as a crust for my chocolate tart.

It was now one of my favorite things to make!

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melting melting melting chocolate

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Cause I love “mah” ramekins!

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Smooth and velvety chocolate tart! I love this sooo much!

I made this recipe this year for us to feast on tomorrow 🙂

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“what’s in my pantry” kind of night.

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Green Tea chocolate bar from Hong Kong…. aaaaah I need one now.

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Another Christmas tradition that we always do at home is to get our Christmas ham and keso de bola from Excellente.

 

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A tradition that’s been passed on from my grandfather.

I grew up with my Dad taking us to Quiapo. So it never bothered me. I am always excited to go there cause he takes us to all the best restaurants to eat delicious food. #fattyproblems

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I like to go here for my dice ube hopia

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..and I love them hotttt!

 

 

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Daddy goes here for hopia. I must say that they have the best! Better than Eng Bee Tin!

The owner is very nice that whenever we go we never leave without a little extra.

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And how can I not miss going to church with my family during Christmas?? And welcoming my brother’s birthday after mass! Aaaah the feeling.

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Random “I am going to Quiapo” OOTD

 

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Merry Cristmas, dolls!!! 🙂

Don’t worry! This is not my Christmas post yet! xx, R

Comments on: "December in Manila" (2)

  1. They look so delicious!! ❤ Merry Christmas to you and to your family 🙂

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