Happy Monkey Monday, everyone!
Late last year, when I joined the Escolta Market, I met this really nice girl who loved Severus Snape. Her name is Anna
She asked me if I could make her a Snape handmade doll. I got excited because I’ve never done any Harry Potter characters before so I agreed
I crocheted Snape a little wand
“There is no wand more powerful. It answers to you, and to you only.” – Snape
It was my first time to crochet a coat
I was really happy with how Snape turned out :) So sad to see him go but he’s now with Anna Check out Anna’s blog here!
I’m thinking of making Harry Potter now. Let’s see.
Have a great Sunday, everyone!
Warning: This post is a list of all that I ate in Boracay… so it’s a long list of food I pigged out on during the three days we were there. It’s not complete though. Didn’t include the free breakfasts at our hotel (only because I was still too sleepy to take pictures) and a dinner at Kasbah (only because it was too dark to take photos and I forgot my flash. Hehe!) I also dedicated one entry to Real Coffee because it’s one of my favorite places in Boracay :) But everything on this entry was excellent!!!
Let’s start with Obama Grill, first lunch in the island We were starving so we wanted a big meal. As in ulam and rice! Haha!
Ulam: Liempo and Bulalo.
KANIN. Garlic, of course.
Coffee, back in the White House.
Damien, the ice cream monster!
Sweet Corn!!! (It’s beside Starbucks.)
With lots of butter and salt, please
Buffet at Sea Wind :) Last dinner in Boracay!
Let the feast and grilling begin
Final cup of coffee before leaving for the airport.
Our flight from Caticlan got diverted to Kalibo. Not complaining. A road trip to Kalibo meant more time with my boys, free round trip tickets to anywhere in the Philippines (except Batanes), and one final hardcore meal. Officially still on vacation so diet does not apply
Late lunch at Miggy’s Cafe, right outside the Kalibo airport
Damien, ice cream again???
French fries for Damien.
Pork Sisig for the hungry grown-ups.
Enjoyed these fried dumplings very much
Saw the other table order Batchoy. So, order din kami. Haha!
And that, my friends, ends the list of what we ate in Boracay! *Burp!* Eating is the best part of every vacation, don’t you agree?! Hehe!
Happy Friday, everyone!!! And Kung Hei Fat Choi! Here’s to another year filled with family vacations, meals shared with friends and bottomless coffee!
When in Boracay, you must visit Real Coffee
It’s at a new location now. We figured because our tricycle driver dropped us off someplace else, where Real Coffee used to be hehe…
And so we did… :) Yummy peanut butter brownie
The freshest calamansi juice (plus a tablespoon of brown sugar.)
Love the handwritten labels
Sorry, wala daw wifi, guys :) Mag-usap na lang tayo. Haha!
For lunch, I decided to get something sweet than savory. I ordered the “Elvis”. A banana and peanut butter sandwich. YUM!!!
A chunk of bananas in every bite
Dante ordered the “Jack-a-Lean Omelette”. It had two eggs, onions, tomatoes, ham and cheese, pesto and toast. Super YUMMY. Should have ordered this, too!
Mr. Crow, the pickiest eater of them all, had his toast with butter
My Real Coffee
Dante and I are starting our coffee mug collection. Haha!
Love this place.
The view from Real Coffee.
A box of calamansi muffins before we go
We all love it here. Made me want to have my own coffee place by the beach and be like Mama Lee… another dream of mine.
One of my beautiful brides last 2013, Crisel Penalosa-Roxas
I feel so bad I wasn’t able to take any pictures because I forgot my camera!!! :( Huhuhu…
So, nakisilip na lang ako sa camera ng official photographer, Nice Print Photography
Love the photos!
These photos were grabbed from Crisel’s Facebook page
Super love their family :) Only happy vibes that day!
Beautiful mother and daughters
Thanks so much, Crisel, for sending me photos taken by Nice Print
Congratulations again to you and Ron! So happy to have been part of this wonderful day with you and your family! ‘Til we meet again!
Last December, two of my bestfriends celebrated their birthdays at Recess by Chef Chris, along Jupiter Street, Makati
It was the perfect place because we were all friends since Highschool and the place reminded us of being back in school. Haha!
Here are my best gals, Isabel and Claudette
And me with my other best gal, Angela, and her husband, Bastie
I chose to order the golden fried catfish topped with shrimp gravy and served with butter rice and spinach :) Loved this. Super rich flavors.
But our favorite was definitely the panizza!!! Super thin crust pizza. Sooooo good. We ordered two flavors. I just forget which one is which. Haha!
This panizza is not complete without filling the slices of panizza with arugula and alfalfa sprouts.
Panizza rolled and ready to eat!
We also ordered good ol’ fried chicken with waffles
Of course, coffee to end the meal
Thanks so much, Isabel and Angela, for the awesome lunch in Recess! Will definitely be back for the panizza. That was my favorite
The waiter even took our Instax photo for their photo wall. Hihi… After thinking long and hard about what to write on the photo, we put our batch in Assumption :) Sorry, Bastie, you’re part of the AC group na rin. Haha!
Happy Birthday, Isabel and Angela! :) That was a great lunch.
Motto of the day: You only live once. Bwahahaha!
First time I tried this place called Saboten was while waiting for our flight back to Manila at the Hongkong airport. I am just so glad it’s finally here in Manila
I absolutely love Japanese salad dressing.
Date night with my boys!
Perfect with the salad dressing.
Preparing my tonkatsu dipping sauce.
Unlimited rice. So yummy. I can eat this alone. Hehe…
Damien was so happy because they had a special menu for kids :) Look at the cute plate and cup!!!
Here comes my perfect Tonkatsu…
Taken in all angles. Haha!
Crispy on the outside, soft pork inside
Planning to eat there again this weekend. Hope the waiting time won’t be so long
But it’s so worth the wait!
Here are some snapshots taken by me during Joanne’s big day These photos were taken on her wedding day last July 28, 2013. I know, super late post. Haha! But I don’t want to start posting photos of my recent brides without sharing how beautiful Joanne looked on her wedding day!
The fabulous celebrity hairstylist, Jerry Javier, working his magic on Joanne’s bridal hair
Best wishes, Joanne and Jimmy!!! Thanks again for making us part of your big day!
So happy for you both and hope all is well with you guys in sunny Singapore!
It was a beautiful morning in July. Look at this breathtaking view from one of the rooms in Taal Vista, Tagaytay!
It was Therese’s BIG day! Here are some photos I took during this lovely Friday morning
Love the shoes!
Check out Therese’ gorgeous engagement ring!!!
And here comes the bride… Therese
Therese with her Maid of Honor.
Thank God for friends who will help you get dressed on your wedding day!
RJ, fab hairstylist, helping Therese with her veil
Me and Therese before she says, I do!
Team Belle & Cat, my talented girls, Nerissa and Honeyca with the fab, RJ Dela Cruz and Helen Egan! Love my team!
It was a perfect day in Tagaytay…
With a perfect bride, Therese
My warmest thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Wigforss, for making me part of this memorable day! Hope all is well with both of you on the other side of the world! Hope to see you both again soon with a little one, perhaps?! Hihi…