Monthly Archives: January 2013

Love month!

When I bought this cupcake today (because I was craving sweets!), I just realized it’s now February. Can you guess why? hehe…

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Seriously speaking though, this Red Velvet cupcake from Moonleaf (Milk Tea Place) here at McKinley Hill tasted great! Loved it! 🙂

 

 

One Random Monday Evening

So it was one random evening after work, when my friend Jen and I planned to visit the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery (“Cupcakery”) in Glorietta. What was supposed to be only feeding my curiosity day turned out to be a semi-reunion with some of my Daet friends.

To cut the story short, I bumped into so many friends that night unexpectedly, never realized Monday evenings could be one common date night for people (ahem) mga layas!

Bumped into Barefootdaves (now with a new look!) -- parang product lang hehe

Bumped into Barefootdaves (now with a new look!) — parang product lang hehe

Sneaky people behind me! (Melai and Daves arrives surprisingly!)

Sneaky people behind me! (Melai and Daves arrives surprisingly!)

Jen and Melai

Jen and Melai

Melai and me

Melai and me

Cute couple Melai & Dave

Cute couple Melai & Dave

Kevin and Val came soon after (kaladkarin as well!)

Kevin and Val came soon after (kaladkarin as well!)

So we didn’t really plan on staying at the cupcakery forever so Jen and I just ordered one cupcake each. Sorry that I’m not in the position to review all cupcakes but I tried the Red Velvet one for P80.00 and I noticed that it was rather small, dry, and I didn’t quite taste the red velvet-y flavor much as I was expecting. I’d still go for Sonja’s cupcakes (Serendra) by far!

Red Velvet Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcake

The interior like any other cupcakery in town looks very cute — and pinky!

Cupcake selections

Cupcake selections

Wall panels

Wall panels

Seats available in the store

Seats available in the store

More cute stuff at the back

More cute stuff at the back

In summary, if you’re looking for a cutie patootie place to tambay or to kill time, yes I’d go there, but if I’m craving for cupcakes maybe it just won’t be one of my options.

Hopefully I can try Larcy’s Cupcakery in Aguirre BF, and Cupcake Lab at the Podium soon! 🙂

Between the Raindrops

Look around
There’s no one but you and me
Right here and now
The way it was meant to be
There’s a smile on my face
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

Walking between the raindrops
Riding the aftershock beside you
Off into the sunset
Living like there’s nothing left to lose
Chasing after gold mines
Crossing the fine lines we knew
Hold on and take a breath
I’ll be here every step
Walking between the raindrops with you

Take me now
The world’s such a crazy place
When the walls come down
You’ll know I’m here to stay
There’s nothing I would change
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

Walking between the raindrops
Riding the aftershock beside you
Off into the sunset
Living like there’s nothing left to lose
Chasing after gold mines
Crossing the fine lines we knew
Hold on and take a breath
I’ll be here every step
Walking between the raindrops with you

There’s a smile on my face
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

Walking between the raindrops
Riding the aftershock beside you
Off into the sunset
Living like there’s nothing left to lose
Chasing after gold mines
Crossing the fine lines we knew
Hold on and take a breath
I’ll be here every step
Walking between the raindrops with you
Between the raindrops with you
Between the raindrops with you

Between the raindrops with you

A Dream Wedding

After years of not being able to go home to my hometown (Daet, Bicol), my mom was nothing but surprised to hear me asking her to send the driver to fetch me from Manila. She was even more shocked when she realized I will be in town for nearly 2 weeks haha! Anyway, I was going home for my friend Suzette’s (my dear friend of over 23 years!) wedding. A wedding that perhaps my whole high school barkada has waited for ever since we were in 4th year high school, and we wouldn’t miss it for anything else!

It finally came after years of waiting (parang ako yung bride? haha), and it was the happiest day for my friend Zet. I just couldn’t miss the event. It was extraordinary, and heartfelt. Every bridesmaid, secondary sponsor, family and friends were hands on with the event. From the souvenir cookie baking, packaging, reception venue arrangement, floral arrangements, we were all in it together days before the wedding. It took our time and energy, but we enjoyed every minute of it, and it was all WORTH it. I’d say it was the best wedding for me in 2012. It wasn’t just about the bride and groom’s love for each other but it was also a celebration of how friends will be with you before, during, and after your very special day – I mean literally!

Not sure if you’re reading this blog, but to my dear friend Suzette, it was really magical how going home to daet, helping you out in the wedding preps, being with you during and after your wedding day has made me look back to how we all started as friends when we were young. To all the fun stuff, telebabad, first time we had cellphones and how everyone would pass it around just to play Snake, chismisan about our crushes that never seemed to end, petty barkada fights up to open forums (haha), and most importantly how we all made it through and we’re still all friends! Yes it was your wedding, though we really felt that it was also a celebration of our life long friendship (Ton, ok lang ba? haha). Sana nga wedding mo every year! haha! I wish you and Ton all the best! I know your love will be forever!

This post won’t really be me if without photos, so here they are! More of them in my FB account.

Pre-wedding preparations:

Fixing souvenirs and misalettes

Fixing souvenirs and misalettes

Fixing the venue, arranging flowers - teamwork!

Fixing the venue, arranging flowers – teamwork!

Venue almost done! Yay!

Venue almost done! Yay!

Wedding day summary:

A Beautiful Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding

Pahabol photo - with the boys! (Thanks Niks for this!)

Pahabol photo – with the boys! (Thanks Niks for this!)

After the wedding bonfire + streetfood + booze = party all night:

Bonfire at Bagasbas Beach

Bonfire at Bagasbas Beach

Ihaw-ihaw, and drinks (of course)

Ihaw-ihaw, and drinks (of course)

Grilling station, it was too hard to cook on fire haha

Grilling station, it was too hard to cook on fire haha

It was such a fun evening, from the college and highschool friends merging, the introductions, the funny and silly games, the unforgettable PING, PANG, PONG when everyone was already drunk, it was all priceless! I’m sure the bride and groom wouldn’t want to have it any other way. Zet, we really really hope that we were able to help you have your dream wedding! I love you bru!

And as for me, it was definitely the best year ender! Cheers!
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Mission: Make the bride CRY with this post – Accomplished!

Twitter conversation

Twitter conversation

 
 

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