How To Crochet a Sunny Side Up

5 Apr

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Wishing you all a very blessed Easter from my family to yours! :)

Here’s something that’s Easter Egg related, sort of :)

 

 

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Here’s a simple step by step diagram on how to crochet a sunny side up! :)

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Happy Easter, my friends!!! :)

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An Afternoon of Bibimbap, Street Shopping and Poop Bread in Seoul

3 Apr
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Isabel, enjoying the freezing cold weather :)

After our very hectic morning at the Secret Garden in Korea, (that would be in a whole new different post…Hehe!) we were excited to head out to lunch! Starving and tired from hill climbing, we chose the nearest Korean resto we could find :) Luckily, we entered this resto that served Bibimbap!  Just exactly what I wanted at that moment… RICE! HAHA! :)

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Meals in Korea are quite affordable :)  This Bibimbap was about P300 per dish.  Here it is pre-mixed.

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Here it is, mixed and ready to be devoured.

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It also comes with a side of pork.  YUMMERS!

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Enjoying lunch with my besties, Dom and Clauds! :)  They have Coca-cola that’s half the size of a regular can.  Love it :)

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Before our trip, my friends would research on places to go to in Korea.  When they described Insadong-gil to me, I knew I would love it there…  Insadong-gil is the main road that leads to more alleys with specialty shops, art galleries and coffee places.

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It was like a flea market with antique goods.

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Traditional Korean delicacies…

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Hats, hats, hats…

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Socks, socks and more cute socks…

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Meet my friends… the Shoperones :)  Always on the lookout for cute stuff :)

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Ice Cream, anyone? :)

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Traditional Korean costumes for kids :)  How cute is this?!

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It was just cuteness overload left and right.

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I love how traditional meets modern in this outfit :)

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So many art supplies stores here.

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And winter clothing…

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Nice postcards and lots of stickers and posters of Korean actors.  Haha!

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Chimes…

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Was very tempted to buy this Kitty bag.  But the eyes are kinda freaky… :)

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So happy there were lots of toys here!  Was able to get Damien some robots as promised.

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Snacking on some chicken with a nice sour and spicy sauce :)

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I enjoyed this very much.  It also had sticky rice balls.

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This was really good, too.  Thanks for sharing this with me, Isabel.  It’s an empanada with Japchae inside.  So yummy!!!

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We also just had to try their POOP Bread :) yes, a pastry shaped as poop!  For some reason they are fascinated by this.  Haha! Well, I can totally relate because my son loves talking about poop as well.  LOL! :)

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People were lining up for this so it must be good.

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It reminded me of pancakes shaped as poop… Haha!

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Oh Damien would have loved this.  Haha!  He even has a story about a poopoo island.  LOL! :)

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It was quite yummy, I must say… and I loved the warm brown bean filling… :)

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Poop snackin’ with my friend, Claudette :)

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And that ends my little tour on Insadong-Gil… Hope you enjoyed that stroll with me at one of my favorite spots in Seoul :)

Have a blessed Holy Week, my friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPR

12 Mar

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning in Angelfields, Tagaytay.  This was the morning of the 11th of October 2014.  Angelfields truly is a beautiful venue for garden weddings :)

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It was Cathy and Brian’s big day! :)  We arrived in Angelfields and we could already feel everyone’s excitement.  Good vibes indeed :)

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This was Cathy’s stunning gown by the one and only, Veluz :)

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And here is our beautiful bride, Cathy! :)  Makeup, check! Hair was still being set in this photo… Haha!

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Here is Cathy’s hair and makeup team… :)

Special thanks to George Aliben from Kiehl’s for doing Cathy’s hair on her big day! :)  Super love!!!

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Here’s a sneak peek at what George did with Cathy’s hair for the second look at the reception :)

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Cathy’s beautiful sister and maid of honor :)

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Glowing just like the bride, Cathy’s gorgeous mother :)

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And here she is ready to say I do.

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Thank you so much for trusting me and George to be part of your big day, Cathy!!! :)  It was such a pleasure being part of your journey.

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Wishing you and Brian all the love and happiness in the world! :)

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Coffee in Queens Park… Gangnam Style!

19 Feb

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I am still so high from our recent trip to Seoul, Korea.  I was with my best friends from high school and we all have never been to Korea :)  So it was so great to explore a new country with my oldest friends :) This wasn’t really part of our itinerary but ever since the song “Gangnam Style” became so popular, we’ve always wondered… what exactly is in Gangnam??? :)

So we took the train to Gangnam.  Dominique was the assigned “trainer”, our train leader.  LOL!

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So after three stops here, change trains, two stops there… (I think…) we were in sunny but damn cold Gangnam! :)  I think it was about -15 degrees at that time.  All I remembered was that my ears were in pain.  It kinda felt like the pain I get sometimes in the airplane!

It was a beautiful day but just too cold to walk outside too long.  So we, the islanders, headed towards our destination, hands in our pockets, our scarves covering our entire heads and our legs walking as fast as we can to keep us warm.  Haha!

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We didn’t enter the Galleria but it reminded me so much of Harrod’s in London.

I absolutely love trees without leaves.

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Queens Park was just about three blocks away from the train station where we came from and I never felt this happy to enter a heated room.  Haha!  The sunlight was not enough to keep us warm.

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Queens Park is a bakery and cafe.

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So many goodies you can take home.

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All the cakes looked so delicious.

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Finally we were at our table for five.

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The cafe was quite big and spacious.

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Lots of natural light coming in :)

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My friends and I were actually craving for some breakfast food after all the kimchi and bibimbap :) Hehe  So we shared an order of Eggs Benedict.  Soooo yummy!!! The caramelized onions were delish.

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Claudette ordered some ice cream. Look at that beauty!  It never really melted.  Haha!  It was that cold.  LOL!

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And Isabel ordered some cheesecake with fresh fruits.  So refreshing to look at and eat :)

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Mike had a slice of this awesome cake!  It had some chocolate, banana and mocha cake in one slice! OMG.  Sorry, I ate most of it! Haha!

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And finally, of course, my cup of love :)  Gangnam love :)

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This was probably our most expensive meal throughout our trip!  Haha!  Just to give you an idea… The coffee was about 10,000 won which is around P400, the Eggs Benedict was 20,000 won, about P800.  LOL!!!  But it was worth it :)  At least now I can say, I had brunch Gangnam style! :)

We missed our other friends, Angela, Ria and Kris! :)  You’ll see more of them in my other posts about Korea, a whole lot more to come!

Kung Hei Fat Choi, everyone!!! Here’s to more adventures :)

 

 

 

 

Those Fine Buns

19 Feb

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It was one of those days when Dante and I were excited to try out something new.  But not so new anymore now.  Haha!  This post is way delayed.  Haha! But to those who haven’t eaten there yet, it’s a great place to have merienda and prices are pretty reasonable.

So we got in our car on a normal day and went through the usual Edsa traffic to eat in Tim Ho Wan in SM Megamall.  This was when the Glorietta branch was still closed.  We arrived at around 1:30pm and the line wasn’t so long.  But there was still a bit of waiting time of around 15 minutes.  Not bad :) Good thing I wasn’t that hungry yet or else I wouldn’t have waited.  Haha!

Their menu is a little check list on a clipboard and all we had to do was check our orders.

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I just kept checking and checking… Haha!  Everything in the menu looks so good!!!

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So here are the chosen ones in the list :)

We ordered the pork ribs with steamed rice.

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Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling.  This was interesting :)

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Spring Rolls with egg white.

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Pan Fried Radish Cake.  My favorite :)

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Pork Dumpling with shrimp.

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Vermicelli roll with shrimp.  Loved this!!!

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Everything we ate so far was good!

But of course, the star of Tim Ho Wan, their pork buns! :)  I really enjoyed every bite.  From the soft and crumbly bread to the sweet asado pork filling!

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I would definitely come back for these fine buns! :)

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Back to Being Mrs. Captain Hook

27 Jan
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Cute Vietnamese doll I bought in Ben Thanh Market :)

 

I miss my crochet hook so much.  If I’m not holding a makeup brush, I’m probably holding a beaker making perfume.  And now, as I look back on our photos during our trip to Vietnam with my husband, I remember the cute crocheted dolls we saw… I so want to pick up my hook and create my handmade creatures once again :)

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Last year, I was obsessed with making superheroes… I think this year will be different.

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Super cute amigurumi dolls in a small bookstore in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam :)

Fell in love with these Vietnamese amigurumi dolls :)

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Thinking of making Filipiniana dolls :)  Time to research… Think Maria Clara or Jose Rizal :)

Picking up my hook in 3…2…1…

Have a great Tuesday everyone! :)

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Angela

19 Jan

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It was a beautiful afternoon last October 10, 2014 at the Manila Peninsula Hotel…  Look at these gorgeous blooms!!! They just instantly brightened up my day :)

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Another wedding, another stunning gown… This one by the talented Francis Libiran :)

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Angela was my beautiful bride that day :)

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Special thanks to one of my favorite hairstylists, RJ Dela Cruz, for doing such a great job on Angela’s hair :) An effortless and loose updo with fresh flowers :)

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I love Angela’s deep set eyes :)

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Thanks RJ and Mike for helping Angela out with her gown! Haha!

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Angela’s smile and laughter was infectious :)

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Hope you had a wonderful wedding, Angela! :)

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It was a such pleasure doing your makeup on your big day! :)  Thanks for making us part of it!

Wishing you all the best and til we meet again :)

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