Sunday, February 6, 2011


I have not been updating my blog for quite sometime now. My family is very busy concocting some chocolate treats for the holidays. Therefore, I am posting some of my family's treats.

Bouquet of Chocolate lollipops with star gum paste

Assorted chocolate rose and lollipops with Star gum paste

Chocolate rose box of 6, colors brown and red.

Homemade chocolate cake with white chocolate frosting, assorted chocolate lollipops and star gum paste.

Macaroons with chocolate chips.

Most of the goodies above were the handiwork of my sister and my mother. My sister is responsible for mixing and molding different chocolates. The chocolates were courtesy of Chocolate Lover's Inc. They have a shop located along P. Tuazon in Cubao and a branch in Espana, Manila. The chocolate cake and macaroons were baked by my mom. For the chocolate cake, my sister did a white and brown chocolate frosting.

Honestly speaking, they are delectable and taste is not so sweet so everytime I partake a bite, I cannot help but take another one.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


When I was a child, I grew up with Magnolia Ice Cream. During weekends, when we don't have classes, my parents would either treat me to an ice cream house located along Aurora Blvd near Cubao or buy a gallon of my favorite ice cream. Magnolia was known for their Gold Label signature Double Dutch which is a household favorite. It is a Vanilla ice cream base with a tinge of chocolate ice cream mixture, chocolate riple, nuts, marshmallows and chocolate chips. But there is also their Classic flavor like Vanilla, Ube, Strawberry, Mocca and Chocolate, with Vanilla as my favorite...

We all know that Magnolia was bought by Nestle Ice Cream, hence they became Nestle-Magnolia Ice Cream during my highschool years. When I was already in college, it became Nestle Ice Cream. Although I have nothing against Nestle, but their ice cream is too sweet for my taste. It leaves a syrupy-sugary after taste in my mouth. It was in 2005 when my all-time favorite made a grand-comeback. Manny Pacquaio, his wife Jinkee and Nanay Dionisia Pacquaio became the image model of the Magnolia products--namely ice cream and milk. I remember Nanay Dionisia telling Manny "drink your Magnolia milk first!!!" I even tasted my first Magnolia Double Dutch after almost a decade and I should say that it is the original Double Dutch not so sweet, but creamy.

Now, I already tasted their Magnolia Vanilla ice cream, and I should say that it tastes heavenly. The best vanilla-flavored ice cream I ever tasted. It is creamy but not that sweet. It tastes like milk. I like the way the flavor melts in my is soft in texture and I always ask for a second serving...

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I haven't been posting for quite sometime now. My last post was February 2010. After which, I was already busy with work.

But I will try to update my blog as often as I can. I leave early to go to work and I come back late at night already. Surfing the net has been my therapy, I cannot sleep without checking my facebook and playing Plants vs. Zombies. That is what I do at present. I seldom play Farmville or monitor my Cafe World. Of course, I cannot even write for my blog anymore because my brain is already tired.

Inspite of it all, I am still thankful for all the blessings I have received for the past months. My life as an employee is very fruitful although very busy. On the 3rd week of September, I have been given a weeks rest. I will be travelling, and I'm looking forward to it...

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I just had my check-up a while ago at St. Luke's. I undergone magnification view of my left breast because two weeks ago I had mammography and based on the findings, it was recommended for further evaluation. And so I went. I waited for almost an hour for them to perform the procedure. I also got the CT Scan results and it will be interpreted by my doctor this coming Wednesday.

When I was finished with the procedure, I saw an R & E Taxi waiting at the other side of the building. The passenger had left the cab to go to the Medical Arts building. It was my turn to ride the taxi. I told the driver that I am bound to Sauyo. He told me that I should add P50.00 from the metered fare.

I was contemplating about it. Should I go straight home or should I just go to TriNoma and take an FX on my way home. We were already about to go to the back exit of the hospital when I decided that he drop me to TriNoma. He even repeated the question. And I told him to drop me there. We passed by shortcuts and the meter is only P60.00 when I told him to drop me at LandMark. He even dropped me far from the entrance. But it doesn't matter because I only paid him P70.00. He cannot even argue with me anymore and ask for the additional P50.00 because it was not even traffic and he has to leave at once.

Those drivers like that should be reported to the taxi operator so that they should know also that they cannot fool all passengers...

Friday, February 5, 2010


Just testing the mobile phone. I just would want to find out if I can write a blog the mobile. It seems I can and I'm doing it now. So I can blog anytime & anywhere...SOON...Because I just borrowed this from my brother &  I will return it  to him now. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I am a professional commuter. I shuttle from house to office by means of public utility vehicles like FX and jeepney. Normally, I hitch with an officemate after office and he will drop me to Tandang Sora Avenue in Quezon City. From there, I will ride a jeepney to Sangandaan-Quirino Hi-way and another ride bound home. It is a routine after office, except when my ever reliable FX fetch me from the office or I decided to go enroute to Cubao.

This night is no different. From Sangandaan-Quirino Hi-way, I took the jeep bound to Novaliches on my way home. A woman in her early 40s or 50s rode the jeep at Talipapa and sat beside me. I was already asleep that I did not notice her paying the jeepney driver. Since I am not aware of the situation, I cannot truly say if she paid P5.00 or P10.00. What woke me from my mini-slumber was the argument between the woman and the jeepney driver. The driver claimed that she only paid him P5.00. He even dropped the coin in front of the woman. But the woman insisted that she paid P10.00 and she demanded a change.

The driver, upon reaching Mindanao Avenue stopped and demanded that the woman should go and transfer to another jeep. But she did not do it. She kept on talking that the driver will do anything to earn money. Then, she even brought out an incident where she was able to return a cellphone to its owner. And she proudly said that the cellphone costs more than P10,000.00

But before I went down, I began to be turned off with the driver. An old woman paid for the transpo fare applying the Senior Citizen discount for her and the husband. Both are already in their middle-aged years, maybe 60-70. Suddenly, the driver told them that the fare is P13.00 per head not P12.00. The old woman argued with the jeepney driver, again. But the driver insisted that discount for senior citizen is only P2.00. The woman beside made a snide remark against the driver.

The argument did not last because the old woman and her husband already went down. And it was also my destination so I hurriedly went out of the jeep. It's so funny how one can find ways to earn instant money. But definitely, I won't ride the jeepney if the driver cheats...

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Let us be thankful for the bitter-sweet memories of 2009...and embrace the hopeful new beginning that 2010 will bring...It's time to celebrate...

Celebration won't be complete without something edible laid on our dinner table...

Edam Cheese, Fiesta Ham, Meatloaf, Shrimp, Baked Macaroni and Fish Loaf Royale

Bibingka Pinipig courtesy of Leoning's

Carlo Rossi California Red Wine Muscat

Macaroons and Black and White Cupcakes

Banapple's Banoffee Pie

Let us give thanks to the Lord Almighty for all the blessings that we received last 2009. But most especially, let us pray for His ultimate guidance this 2010...

Bon Appetit!