My Favorite Flower

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What’s the most memorable & special flower you ever received?

Mine is white and comes in several pieces…


…hand-picked by my 2yr old daughter while they were out on the garden with the words “give mommy”

Heart melting ♥

03.03.11

AhLmoe

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Exclusive Barney days are over. Her current obsession is the adorable red big-eyed, yellow-nosed monster —

She went gaga when I allowed to put elmo nail art on her toes.

At first, she kept touching it before it dries up so I explained to her “don’t touch, masisira si Elmo”

So when its time to leave the shop, she refused to wear her shoes, “sira elmo” daw.  hahahaha!

So we ended up carrying her 🙂

Oh kids, they’re adorable!

No Meat Holy Week

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This year, hubby & I plan to do a no meat week for holy week, starting Holy Monday to Black Saturday. This is hard because meat is part of our daily diet. or rather, our lack of a healthy diet.

So how are we surviving so far? Here’s the rundown. Just let me share though, I keep thinking, this no meat diet makes me hungry all the time. I may get fatter because when my stomach starts to rumble, I munch on chocolates. Baaaad

Monday

Breakfast: Tuna + Rice
Lunch: Noodles + Fish
Merienda: Chocolate
Dinner: Tilapia + Rice
Midnight Snack: Chocolates

Tuesday

Brunch: Cream Dory fish fillet + Pasta Verde + Green Salad
Merienda: Potato twist
Dinner: Tuna + Rice
Midnight Snack: Chocolates

Wednesday

Brunch: Fish + Tahong
Merienda: Seafood pansit lomi + Salt & pepper squid
Dinner: Baked oyster + Tuna sisig + Green mango + Chili garlic shrimp

Thursday

Breakfast: Tuna + Rice
Lunch: Filet-o-fish + french fries + oreo ice cream
Dinner:

Friday

Breakfast:
Lunch:
Dinner:

Saturday

Breakfast:
Lunch:
Dinner:

After this week, we hope to start a new diet… one that would not totally eliminate beef and pork but lessen its intake. We’d like to shift to chicken, seafood and vegetables. But that doesn’t mean we can no longer eat liempo, or sisig or kapukan, or kare-kare, or sinigang, bulalo, or nilaga — that would be torture. Just disciplined intake. Hope we work it out! 🙂

New Baby: Bucho

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Right before we left for Japan, mother brought Bucho, our new baby —

Why the sudden love for a shi-tzu?

Sachi loooves dogs. As I always say, that is an understatement. When Bucho arrived, she was all excited. She’s not afraid to hold the dog. Whenever she wakes up, first thing she wants to do is play with the dog. Oftentimes, she would cry because we’d ask her to stop pulling the leash and give Bucho a rest. She wants to play with the dog. All day.

Sadly, little Bucho isn’t super behave. He bites and he growls. We’re scared for Sachi. Bottom line: Bucho was sent back in the province. We’ll get to see our little Ewok during our Nueva trips nlng.

Meet Thai

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I found a new love for massage, its surname is Thai.

Can be Thewi, or can be Nuat

At Thewi Thai, Banawe

One of the best way to battle stress is to relax. As we face business challenges, I sure am super stressed! Its imperative for me to have a massage when stressed– or I’d probably lose my mind. Its an hour off from thinking — healthy for the mind. With budget friendly body massages like these, it sure brings me back to life.

I’ve had several massages before, the usual “hagod” style. I’m not really a fan of deep pressure so it was a good thing I tried Thewi & Nuat because I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much.

What makes thai massage different?

First off, there are no strokes. Pure deep pressure. The masseuse would use her whole body — hands, arms, (elbow?), legs, feet – to stretch and put pressure on your body.

It was totally refreshing. Its not the kind where you get to sleep during the massage (at least for me). Because sometimes, I feel pain especially when muscles are pressed and stretched too much. I even almost laughed on my first experience because the masseuse was stretching me like I’m about to do an eggroll. *A little background on me — I am not AT ALL flexible. So I find it painful and funny at times. But despite those embarrassing moments, I still enjoyed it.

My body got the rigth dose of stretching and pressing it needed. I hear myself saying “ahh sarap” most of the time. Addict much, I want another session again. Oh, please. Is next day too soon?

At Nuat Thai, Libis

Read an overview of my spa experiences here

My Loves

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Our little girl is not so lil anymore!
A fave pic taken last Sunday.

COLD TREATS

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It sure is hot outside already!! Summer, I can totally feel you! Now that I think of it, maybe that’s the reason why I crave for frozen yogurt everyday. Addict much, I do crave it every single day. Teehee!

Apart from frozen yogurt, there’s also the fried ice cream that I love to munch the past few days. 2 of my favorite cold treats this summer. Easy on the pocket but totally worth it.

Fried Ice Cream – My first taste of fried ice cream is Frito Frio. I enjoyed it too much that I frequent Sta. Lucia just to get a fix of it. Sadly, it closed down. That was maybe a year ago.

To my delight, when Pizzarina left its spot at the 3rd floor of SM Marikina just recently, a fried ice cream replaced it — Miguelito’s! Hubby & I got excited. Weee! It’s just in front of Posh Nails, so its extra convenient to get our fix. There’s no better season to have it, but now when its scorching hot out on the street!

Miguelito’s Fried Ice Cream is only Php25. For quarter of a hundred, you get to have ice cream, your chosen syrup and decent toppings. If I remember it right, Frito Frio is a little more expensive but it had our favorite Pistachio flavor. Unconsciously, when I try new stuff, I search how much to franchise or start-up a business like it. For Frito Frio, the lady at the Sta. Lucia branch told us total investment is at Php500,000. With Miguelito’s, all in at Php300,000 based here. Just sharing 🙂

Frozen Yogurt – Who wouldn’t know fro-yo’s by now? I, originally, wasn’t a fan. I find it expensive. And I can’t make it as an ice cream substitute because they taste so different! But when I stumbled upon Berry Yummy at Bluewave, Marquinton, I had  a total change of mind.  iloveeeet! You get to chose your toppings as it is DIY. My all time favorite is plain yogurt with almonds and choco drops. Yummy! Best of all, its cheaper than the other fro-yo’s — at 16/oz. For about Php80, I get 2 toppings with a cupful of ice cream.

Isn’t it such a delight when you find alternatives that taste the same (or even better) but easier on the pocket? it makes the whole experience a delight 🙂

What’s your favorite summer treat this year?

P.S

And oh, we also inquired about the franchise package of Berry Yummy– di namin kinaya. Total investment is about Php 2M. Same with the famous White Hat. Ack! But if anyone out there has the budget for it.. gooo goodluck! I’ll be a fan 🙂

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