Tuesday, January 10, 2012

christmas cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes covered with frosty, angry birds and holly leaves icing :) Merry Christmas ;D

NO I didnt make those angry bird icings, I bought them along with the holly leaves and red dot icing sprinklers.

Friday, January 06, 2012

My Dessert Buffet at Udette's Wedding

Presenting Nyem's dessert buffet :D
Next pic is with my handsome driver and beautiful apprentice, couldnt make it without them. Thank you very much.

Pag paying na ang customer may fee na din kayo, since pro bono pa lang, thank you muna :)

During the party and before the dessert buffet was opened to guest. Chocolate fountain is now on! look <3

Got to take a pic with the bride.

Photo op with Inet and Bim, the next bride and groom. Both were paying much attention to every detail as their wedding will be on the 3rd of Feb. Lapit na!

Friends and Food = Fun

Bakit ang sama ng tingin sa kin ni Ellen?
Also, dessert buffet is on the upper left of the pic, there was no more cupcake for the guests who went to the table late. Inet noted that one :p , she made it clear that guests shouldnt go hungry on her wedding

Did they like the desserts? Most likely, look at the table after the party! UBOS :D (photo from Inets)
photo from Ninin
Fantabulous Night! Sa Feb ulit :D

Thursday, January 05, 2012


One of the overdue posts is the sidetrip to Macau. We took a ferry from HK and sailed for an hour to the city of lights, Las Vegas of Asia. The trip was pretty much exhausting it was a Sunday and the local Macauians (do they call them that?) are going home I pressume from their HK trip thus the immigration overload. We were at the line, wala nga talaga line eh, for an hour and a half. Disappointing really. Made me looove NAIA which my fellow Filipino bloggers mock ;p

My X pose at the church's facade, remains of the war.

His turn!

Nothing much to do if you're not going to gamble. There's this bungee jumping but we didnt go there na.
So there, for me:
Mas maganda pa ang Fort Santiago :p

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Jessica Alba's Post baby - ABS

This is sooo depressing. No more rice please. Aaaaargh

She gave birth only 5 months ago and look at her. NO FAIR!
photo from People

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2011 Qs

Celebrated New Year with my Mariano clan. Following are the questions I asked about 2011. Try to answer them too.
Ready. Get Set. Go!

1-pangalan ng bagyong sumalanta sa calumpit
2-initials ng 1 lugar sa mindanao nasalanta ng bagyong sendong, may corned beef din ito
3-football team ng pilipinas
4-2011 first runner up Ms.Universe
5-Sinong nakalaban ni pacquiao sa match niya noong May bago si Marquez
6-game sa computer tungkol sa galit na mga ibon
7-ano ang buong pangalan ng commoner na napangasawa ni prince william
8-comedian na umattend ng wedding ni prince william
9-date ng nagkaroon ng pinakamalaking trahedya sa bahay sa calumpit
10-beach kung saan tayo nagouting last holy week
11-movie na nagkaroon ng part 3, pinalitan si mikaela bilang leading lady
12-country na pinuntahan kailan lang ni tito alvin
13-sya ang IT girl sa showbiz ngayon endorser sya ng swatch, loreal shampoo, primadonna, olay, folded and hung, ginebra gin, smdc nasa showtime sya
14- filipina na nakasama sa GLEE
15-pang ilang shake rattle and roll ang pinapalabas ngayon?
16-sinong artistang babae ang namatayan ng asawa ngayong taon? kasama sya sa munting heredera
17-anong bansa ang tinamaan ng earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis last March
18-pangalan ng general na nagpakamatay dahil sa issue tungkol sa anomalya sa polisya
18-senador na nagresign dahil sa -di ko maintindhian kung bakit
19-ang creator ng apple, iphone, ipad at iba pang gadget namatay nung october
20-Si NoKor Kim Jong Il ay dating pangulo ng anong bansa?
21-airline na nagtanggal ng maraming empleyado noong september
22-dating pangulo na nagundergo ng spine surgery
23-sino ang tatay ni ronald singson na naconvict sa drug trafficking sa hongkong noong february
24-buntis na anak ni tito ely

The first one who answers correctly gets a chip, each chip is equivalent to P10.

Following are the answers
1. Pedring
2. CDO
3. azkals
3. Shamsey Sussup - the kids are yelling tsup tsup!!!
4. Mosley - the big guys were all saying Cotto while Kiel said Mosley! astig alam nya :)
5. Angry birds
6. Catherine Middleton
7. Mister Bean - parang na skip ko to ah
8. April 10, 2011
9. PhiPhiBeach
10. Transformers - waaah alam nila kung ano ung karugtong na title
11. HK we were wearing the shirts so it was rather eazey
12. Anne Curtis - oh my gulay the Carlos' kids dont know the answer Kapuso daw sila
13. Charice Pempengco
14. 13
15. Camille Prats - here the Carlos kids are shouting Sandra! nyahaha sorry di yun ang pangalan nya
16. Japan - Mikelle knew it agad kala ko pa naman mahihirapan sila
17. Angelo Reyes - this is difficult hahaha di kaya ng powers ng tsikiting
18. Senator Zubiri
19. Steve Jobs
20. North Korea
21. PAL
22. GMA
23. Chavit Singson - nanay said Jovit Singson haha antok na!
24. Ate Reena

So we pretty much enjoyed the new year save for the lil girl who keeps herself busy with the tab ;p

Monday, January 02, 2012

2011 the year that was

Took 2010 survey pressed Ctrl F to find 2011 then replaced it with 2012 next is to find 2010 then change to 2011 :D
Year all set now let the ball roll

here's 2011 end survey!

What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Build the house and make a dessert bar!

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Procastinated and wasn’t able to make on for 2011, last night me and hubby talked about our new year’s resolution I just need to jot it down so we could visualize it.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Leah – with my inaanak Liam
Cherilyn and Rochelle – to Cailey and ____ sorry didn’t get the name

Did anyone close to you die?
None. But half of the house in calumpit died because of the fire.

What countries did you visit?
Visited Brunei last May for a month, November we went to HK and Macau. Neighbors ;D Next stop Vietnam and Cambodia, ehem ehem hahaha, claiming it na :P

What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Hmmm honestly I don’t know, maybe a new set of curtain or pillows

What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 10 - a tragedy hit our family
September 16 and 17 – first night at the house and next day it was blessed ;D

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Driving at Calumpit, then Malolos, then to San Fernando NLex baby, and at last EDSA however short it may be!

What was your biggest failure?
Times that I lost patience is the biggest failure of all.

Did you suffer illness or injury?

What was the best thing you bought?
Educational Toys

Whose behavior merited celebration?
My girl

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The girl who evacuated in our place during the flood - she asked if we have videoke?!? huwaaaat kapalmuks... and then after seeing men working across the street she made the children ask the men their number in return she'll give her 5peso - cheap

Where did most of your money go?
Definitely HOUSE

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
House to finish

What song(s) will always remind you of 2011?
No One – Alicia Keys, Price Tag - songs that Thea sang

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier as always
ii. thinner or fatter? Hohummmm …will exercise this year -- I hope --
iii. richer or poorer? richer

What do you wish you'd done more?
Read the Book more often would have been good.
More activities and playdates for my lil girl.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
I don’t know exactly.

What was your favorite TV program?
Got hooked with Madame Anna’s tv show, what was the title of this telenovela? I lost it and cant google now hehe.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Got none

What was the best book you read?
The Help is nice, so do Heroes of Olympus, Emily Griffin’s book were good too!

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Thea can sing!!! No One, No One, No One even No Two, No Three, No Four…

What did you want and get?
That black thing in the garage!

What was your favorite film of this year?
Twilight and Harry Potter tops the list ;)

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 32 last August 31. Here’s what happened: here

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I cant think of a thing.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Comfy clothes lang, dresses whenever appropriate like Udette’s wedding then her husband’s cousin looked at me as if I am one of them. Mental note: ask about the bridesmaid dress first before buying your own – well at least kalevel ko ang beauty nila with my kulot hair.

What kept you sane?

Baking and the dessert bar.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Bianca Gonzalez is an awesome blogger and a very fine host. Daphne Osena Paez blog is nice too. But really I loooove Anne Curtis Smith these days even asking for the Swatch Pink Classiness she wore in the photo for my Christmas gift ;)

What political issue stirred you the most?
Don’t like politics much. Sorry.

Who did you miss?
I miss our friends in Brunei but I couldn’t trade my friends here in Bulacan.

Who was the best new person you met?
Leah Enriquez – Garcia the bnf – best neighbor friend
Also her daughter Samantha Pauleen aka Poleng! She’s been a very nice playmate to my lil girl!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Learn to be patient then learn to be patient more. – being an OT
Value life more than possessions – from Sunog 2011
Love and love unconditionally – being a wife and a mother

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself:
That they love the way I cook and bake :D ACHIEVE!!!

The most touching experience you've had this year?
Thea looking at my eyes giving me a warm hug and a big kiss.

What did you like most about yourself this year?
I like it when I try new things and not giving up when things doesn’t turn out nice the first time.

What did you hate most about yourself this year?
I really dont like it when I get frustrated it makes life difficult. Got to learn how to block emotions so that I could respond to different situations properly.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

There’s no mountain high
There’s no valley low There’s no river wide NO
Just call my name I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry coz baby there’s

Ain’t no mountain hign enough
Aint no valley low enough
Aint no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you babe

Was 2011 a good year for you?
Yes. Blessings overflowed this year and I couldn’t ask for more. God has been guiding us as a couple and as parents to Althea.

What was your favorite moment of the year?
Saturdays – family is complete, no work for hubby, no school for Thea.

What was your least favorite moment of the year?
no least favorite moment

Where were you when 2011 began?
Ate Lalah’s house

Who were you with?
Mariano family.

Where were you when 2011 ends?
Our house ;)

Who were you with when 2011 ends?
Mariano family - the kids danced You Make Me Move Jesus, I asked 2011 questions, and we had our version of Pinoy Henyo.

Do you have a new years resolution for 2012?
Will have to write them down pa else me and hubby will forget about what we’ve talked about. Not sharing it though ;p

What was your favorite month of 2011?
September - a house of our own month

Did you lose anybody close to you in 2011?

Did you miss anybody in the past year?
Ate leng was always too far to party and too far for us to go to. Good thing we were able to go to their house for Jed and Eli’s birthday and then they went here for Christmas and Holy Week at the beach.

What was your favorite record from 2011?
out of the cd’s I bought at St.Francis Square, Bruno Mars made it to number 1. But since althea owns the player – aka boom box – Nursery Rhymes plays longest. By longest, I mean nonstop ;)

How many concerts did you see in 2011?
haven’t watched any huhu

Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2011?
Am not a drinker, but I tried San Mig light just a few sips and it tasted like bittermelon juice with sprite not my type.

Do a lot of drugs in 2011?
Advil :0

You do anything you are ashamed of this year?
waley naman sa tingin ko

How much money did you spend in 2011?
I really have to delete this question next year as if naman I would tell everyone how much I spent.

What was your proudest moment of 2011?
Whenever teachers writes an achievement on my girl’s notebook.

What was your most embarrassing moment of 2011?
cant think of one now – antok na ahaha

If you could go back in time to any moment of 2011 and change something, what would it be?
Maybe I’ll change April 10 and if I couldn’t change it I’d at least look who the culprit was.

What are your plans for 2012?
Dessert buffet for Inet’s wedding on Feb and will accept orders after that.
Valentine Business ulit
Gift giving on a school by March
Ace Water Spa on April
Heny Sison session to learn macaron – the sossy French kind hindi macaroons ha - making ;) CAREER
Pero pag nagBrunei ulit si Alvin gusto ko mag-aral maging chef ehem 90k hahaha
Market personalize business nyaha it has slept a month after we bought the kit
Less Carb, less Sugar, Run daily - - shoot me now - -
Sing and sing some more – memorize Rolling in the Deep and birit to the max
Dance – Salsa, Tango saka hiphop hahaha
Read the Bible as in back to back
Organize a parenting/relationship seminar for the YMC
Enroll thea at Stella Mariz 
Set playdates with yayi, poleng, eram
Go to Baguio!

How are you different now that the year has ended?
I think each year I grew stronger and wiser. I learned a lot of things this year from driving to baking to being a better mom. I wish I could say healthier too or sexier :p

What are your wishes for the new year?
May this year be filled with blessing and grace. And may we all get our heart desires. I pray that we may feel the brightness and awesomeness of each day and that we may all be grateful.

I wish that when opportunity comes we may be able to recognize and grab it. Opportunity to serve, to teach, to advance ourselves, to listen, to be heard, to learn, to encourage, to correct, to inspire, to love, to be loved.

Have a peaceful new year you all.

verse of the day