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Thursday, December 31, 2009

MY 2009 - the year that was...

Let me sum up my 2009 and all the happenings in my life using photos that I've taken throughout the year...

It has been a good year. There were some bumps around the corner but with prayer and perseverance, I was able to conquer all. I'm thankful for there are more of the "good" stuff than the not so nice ones. I'm praying for a more fruitful 2010 for our country, my family, my career and personal life. God bless us all! :)

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Best Christmas Gift

I got a Polaroid DVF-130 USB Camcorder from my friend last Christmas. I consider this the best gift because I really wanted to buy one for myself even before the holidays. Original plan was to get a Flip Video Camcorder but then they only have a couple of stocks available and the model that I wanted was out of stock.

Anyways, my friend gifted me with the Polaroid camcorder and I'm so thankful that he did. Talk about fun, simple and user friendly, this USB Polaroid Digital Video Camera gives you all three and then some! With a compact built, it's always ready to head out on any adventure. Just point and shoot while the 2.0" bright LCD lets you get every shot just the way you want. It's so perfect for the holidays!!!! :)


  • Built-in USB stick for easy download

  • SD card compatible for expanded memory

  • Battery level indicator

  • PC & Mac compatible


  • Takes 480 x 640 VGA video @ 30 fps

  • 2.0" bright color LCD for previewing video while you shoot

  • 8x digital zoom

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Great Antique Finds

I finally gave in to my lolo's request to look for his Day Bed. He wants something in Narra Wood that has very simple design and where he can fit when he takes his afternoon siesta. A friend told me that instead of looking at furniture shops in malls, we should check out Philtrade Center (along Roxas Boulevard, beside World Trade Center) for great antique finds (cheaper than mall prices).

When we got there I had fun taking pictures of what each store has. They all show character, all depicting beautiful stories untold.

There are so many great furniture there. We saw what were looking for - problem is it's too big for our sala -'s narra wood, great design plus of course very cheap. The best thing there is you can make "tawad" like with the Day Bed, original price is P9,ooo, the lady called the owner and said that we can get it for P5,ooo. Great huh?! Too bad, it's way too big for us.

I will surely go back there one of these days to get a cabinet or a table. I desperately need one for my beads.

One more thing before I end this blog. I saw a very interesting thing before we left the place...

[machine circa 1940's :)"]
Since I am into sewing I was so happy to see a sewing machine as old as this one.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Cute Food Erasers

I've participated in a couple of bazaars this season and I just want to share the STAR in all of them.  SOLD OUT in  - Assumption, Eastwood and Cuenca, Alabang.

Ta-dah! My cute food erasers :)

Stock Market

I had dinner with some friends at The Stock Market in Bonifacio High Street.

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For starters, we ordered the Flatbread Pizza with Arugula -- Prosciutto, Pineapple, and Mozzarella and Neapolitan sauce.  It was REALLY good! I loved every bite of it :)  The flatbread pizzas had really thin, crisp crusts!

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We also ordered Caesar Salad which is super good too.  The chicken strips tasted so juicy :)

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The mini tacos is another treat.  Actually I was taken by the sauce - 3 different sauces - cheese, sour cream and sort of tomato sauce...

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We ordered a lot of appetizers! Haha! But we finished everything up to the last bite.  We ordered more food!!!

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pasta puttanesca

and of course desserts...

Tina and I ordered Strawberry Sundae while Maya tried their Antioxidant Yogurt with blueberries and Carmina had the Mango-Strawberry-Kiwi Yogurt.

Uhmm...The sundae is good but as for their yogurt, I'll still go to White Hat for their yummy yogurt! Perfecto! :)

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Overall dining experience: It was pretty good actually. I enjoyed eating all the food that we ordered.  I will defenitely go back and try their other dishes.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Global Pinoy Bazaar

Yabang Pinoy’s GLOBAL PINOY COMMUNITY is a group of Filipino entrepreneurs, graphic designers, spoken word artists, musicians, filmmakers, comedians, magicians, sculptures, painters, children’s book illustrators, fashion designers, product developers and the like showcasing FILIPINO INGENUITY and taking PRIDE in being a FILIPINO.

Global Pinoy Bazaar

My sister and I have tickets for this event so we decided to spend our Saturday morning checking out unique finds at the bazaar.  I usually go to bazaars to check out what's hip, what's "in" for I am a bazaarista myself.  I went home with some great finds - mostly food.

Mango Chutney

This is for my lolo.  He used to make this before :)

Dulce Spread from Bacolod

Check out the bazaar that will run til tomorrow at the Rockwell Tent. Support 100% Pinoy :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kaya Korean Restaurant

I've been accustomed to eating Korean food since I do have a lot of Korean students and they always bring KimBop and Bulgogi during parties in school.  When my dad said that we'l have lunch at Kaya Korean Restaurant in Jupiter I was kinda pleased >) coz I'm really craving for some Kimchi since last week.

There are actually two Kaya Restaurants - the Kaya Express (which serves small serving portions, faster service (like a fast food) and prices are cheaper) and Kaya Restaurant which is not really the  "fine dining" version but the prices are definitely higher, bigger serving portions and better ambiance.

I love everything that my dad ordered especially the Salmon sashimi.  It's really good.  Not "malansa" at all and super fresh.



Uni or Sea Urchin

Jap Chae - Korean Pancit

Bibimbap - Rice topped with vegetables and egg

Roast Beef

Kalbi Gui - Marinated Ribs

Sewu Gui - Grilled Shrimps

Sari-saring Appetizer! Haha!

Satisfied :)

Food is great and so is the service. Kaya Korean Restaurant has branches in Podium, Megamall, Rockwell, Robinson's Midtown and Glorietta.

I would probably bring my lolo there next Sunday so he can also taste the great food and service.  Happy Sunday everyone! :)