Cuenca Bazaar 2009

It’s the season to be jolly! It’s the season to spend!

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES, CANDIES, TOFFEE, CAKES , PASTRIES & STATEMENT APRONS! Catch me and my girls at the St. James the Great Bazaar on November 27-30,2009. Football Field, Cuenca Park, Ayala Alabang.

OPEN FOR ADVANCE CHRISTMAS ORDERS! (special rates for advance orders!)

my personal faves are: dark chocolate vanilla and English toffee

i want the The Man-The Legend apron for my boss! :p

I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday. Friends, contact me in my Globe line. Future-friends, you can reach me at 0917.3490855. Madali ako kausap for discounts. Hehehe. :p

See you!


listening to: Jingle Bells

Food, Project & Food Project

I had two nights out last week with the girlfriends. First one was last Wednesday with Joko and Kwe. We had dinner in Plate and Yummy in A Venue. Weird yet delicious pad thai and crunchy savory sisig! Don’t ask me why the pad thai was weird. I’m not a food expert. Tagakain lang ako. :p But I think I heard something about the mushrooms. Weh, basta, masarap! Vanilla frappes after in Coffee Bean while having a Manila Toffee Company meeting and waiting for Doc CJ to give us the pasalubong from Baguio. Chocoflakes and lengua de gato! Mmmmmmm!




Ako tagakain? Wait, hindi lang pala ako tagakain. Tagabenta na rin pala ako! 😀 Kinikilig ako na dumadami na ang bumibili sa amin ng homemade truffles and toffee. 🙂 Dark chocolate tablea is still the best seller! Favorites rin ang white chocolate vanilla and English toffee. Interested? Email me so I can give you more details. and

Second foodtrip night was last Friday with the girls minus Kwe (hardworking kasi, pfffftttt!!!). We were supposed to eat at Mister Kebab in West Ave but the damn place was packed. We were 20th in line, so we decided to go to Eastwood instead kaysa tumirik ang mata namin sa gutom. Teriyaki Boy! Dindin c/o my LLB Carla. If you still don’t know what LLB means, it’s Lesbian Lover sa Bituka. Carla is the only person is this natural world whose bituka can feel the needs and wants of my own bituka. Hence, she’s my numero uno lamon partner. Unagi, gyoza, maki, teriyaki, tempura, tofu, etc etc! Sarap! At double sarap kasi libre! Hehehe! Dairy Queen for dessert. So happy with their Banana Split Blizzard. At mukhang lahat rin sila na-happy dun, dahil lahat yata kami nakakain dun sa 12oz na in-order ko. Yummmmyyy! Noted: Oreo Cake for Carla’s 28th birthday. Hehehe.




Projects, projects… I have two. First is to get more people to enjoy the truffles and toffee. Again, email me for more details! And two, my food photoblog. I’ve put events into motion. It’s only a matter of time. Trust me, this is going to be goooood. 🙂 Just wait for it, wait for it. WAIT.FOR.IT!

Speaking of projects, I would like to congratulate Carla for getting Jake Cuenca to love her. SERIOUSLY LOVE her.


O diba. Serious! Hahaha! After hundred of iloveCarla photos, LLB, you finally got Jake to love you. I’m so happy for you. Is Daddy Panda Mike happy for you, too? Hehehehe. Belated happy monthsary, pandas! XOXO Mommy Bunny (part panda) IYA


listening to: U2 – Magnificent

TGIF: Truffles, Burgers, and Booze

Happy day in the office because of truffles and toffee (plus cake for me). Kudos to Joko and Kwe! Manila Toffee Company is the shit!!! Oops. I told (more of screamed at) Joko not to say shit when we’re talking about food. =)

dscf4042toffee with cashew and almonds * dark and white truffles * fondant rhum poundcake

Joko, Kas and I went to Sango! for dindin and to hang out with Richard and Maia aka Cute 1 and Cute 2 (friends from the LU trip). I’m glad the couple agreed to meet with us sans sun and surf. :p Mukha naman kasing engot kung sa beach pa kami uli magkikita-kita eh pare-pareho naman kaming nasa Manila.

dscf4082Kasimodo, Iyayow, Cute 2, Cute 1, Jokjok @ Sango!


master burgers, fries, and cornflakes shakes!

Had a happy first time in Sango! I had the Master Chili Cheese Burger (wooohooo jalapeno and melted cheese, wow!) and Master Fries (woohoo with lots of cheese again)! I also liked the blueberry cornflakes shake and strawberry. And and Kassy’s yakiniku rice burger. Too bad Kwe, Miki, Carlo and Ejay (special participation naman sa telefono si bf, keri na rin) couldn’t join us. And hell… I’m missing LLB Carla so damn much. Ang hirap na ang daming pagkain sa harapan ko tapos wala yung partner in crime ko sa weightlifting. You know, we lift the fork, we lift the spoon… Haaaayyyy… LLB, come back from Vietnam please!!! We better have a major foodfest after Easter! Kam owwwwnnn!!!


tough love =p

Rockwell after Sango! The cute couple went to a party and so Jokjok, Kasimodo and I went to Dencio’s. Parang extension lang ng Monday retreat. May iyakan, may tawanan, may bullsession… Kas, belated happy birthday nga pala. :p

Another TGIF episode. =) Thank God talaga.


We’re thinking of going to Baler this summer. Also to Bataan. Sana matuloy! =)


listening to: Jamiroquai – Love Foolosophy

Pat on the back, Iya.

One learns to delight in little triumphs when one lives an almost-insipid life.

Here are my small victories since I took a leave of absence from every night partying:

1 Red meat consumption reduced from 4x to 2x a week. At first I thought it’s the stress that’s keeping me slim, but who am I kidding? Stressing is one of my recreational activities. So, it can’t be that. I noticed that I’ve maintained my 115-118 lbs-body since I started eating more fish and veggies. My momma’s gonna be sooo proud!

2 No lates 2 weeks and counting. I stopped blaming the death of flexi sched for my tardiness. I’ve been sleeping earlier than 2am so that I can wake up earlier and have ample time to get a cab without harassing the others also waiting to get a ride. Being on time, ahead even, means no focus alert from my sup and no reason for my blood pressure to surge skyhigh.

3 Sold 168 pieces of dark chocolate and 36 pieces of white chocolate truffles. Because Friday is one of Joko’s Manila days, I asked my friends and colleagues if they wanted to buy the heavenly yet sinful chocolates I made them taste a month ago. Of course, they said yes. Who would say no to Manila Toffee Company’s goodies anyway? I absolutely love helping Joko and Kwe with this delectable biz and I can’t wait for my commission. What? Toffee! Hihihih! I’ll say it one more time boys and girls, life is too short to ignore chocolates.

4 Fought a temptation clad in body ink. Better zero than negative. Save a wave. Ride a surfer. Mind and arrow must become one to hit the target. Keep off the grass. Ok, ok… I admit, I only won one or two battles against him. I haven’t won the war yet. But I will win. I will! I wiiiiill!!!

5 No red flag behavior to applicants… I think. It’s really hard to stay nice and unaffected when an applicant acts as if he is heaven’s gift to the call center industry and pronounces benefits as binepets.

Today, diet, punctuality, sales, prudence, and temperance… tomorrow, I might just find a cure for AIDS, solve corruption, and take on the world.

Oh yeah sure, whatev. :p


listening to: Alanis Morrisette – You Learn

Valetine’s 2K9


Valentine’s 2009 was everything and more I ever hoped it would be. Well, I didn’t have the ideal rooftop dinner for two with flowers, candles, wine, steak, and fondue, but let’s not go down that miserable road. May next year pa. Hahaha.

First item semi-checked in my Valentine’s list. Watch a romantic comedy to infuriate self. I was supposed to watch John Lloyd and Sarah G’s movie but I ended up buying a debede of MMFF entries plus new movies. So, I watched Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat and Status: Single. Ang masasabi ko lang eh ang batang masipag, pag laki, pagod! Kaya hinay-hinay lang para may energy pang lumandi ‘pag nagdalaga na. Hahaha.

Second, went to the Qtv 11’s Valentine’s fair in Eastwood to support Joko and Kwe with their chocolate biz and be with Kassy and Jessie and see Richard and Maia, too! Napagod ako sobra. Napagod ako magstaple ng calling cards sa flyers at kumain ng truffles, ganache, at toffee! Panalo ang mga tsokolate nila! Go order!

After the immensely tiring bazaar experience (haha feeling!) we went to Rufo’s for dinner. I didn’t want to order at first, because I already had some burger and fries in Eastwood and I have a self-imposed rule that I will only eat a lot when I am with my LLB Carla. So I told the waiter, “Kuya, hindi ako gutom. Something light lang. Coke at isang t-bone steak nga. Damihan niyo yung rice at gravy ha!” Sabay decide na ita-tag ko na lang si Carla sa Facebook sa picture nung steak.

Then, Joko, Kass, and I went to Joko’s Mom’s flat to rest and freshen up. Kwe went home already because our baby panda-bunny was dead tired. Jessie also went home because requirement ang ovaries para makatapak dun sa place nung mommy ni Joanna Katrina. Ewan ko lang kung may ovaries yung 2 gigantic na mga aso dun sa harap ng bahay na tahol ng tahol sa akin ‘pag nagyoyosi ako sa labas.

Third item checked: attend CJ’s party. We picked up Carlo in Makati Ave (haha parang ang sagwa ng dating) and joined Doc CJ and friends until the break of dawn. Highlights: yumyum mixed drink a la mudslide, Carlo’s dulcolax poker face, Kassy’s Binibinang Pilipinas mode, Joko’s killer 5 sec-time frame to cook up a new packaging method for the ganache, joke time with Van and Glen, southside namedropping with Sonny, and pang-aagaw ng GranMa shots from people.

This is definitely not item in my Vday to-do list: dahil sa sobrang dami kong nainom, sa sama ng loob ko sa isang area ng buhay ko (not lovelife, promise), at baka dahil rin sa Schumacher driving ni Joko, nagthrow up ako somewhere sa SLEX (without damaging Jake the car, of course) and may pahabol pa sa harap ng bahay nila Joko sa Laguna. Tumba na ako pagpasok sa kwarto ni Jokjok at ang chorva dyan, umiiyak (hagulgol level) pa ako habang natutulog at nina-nightmare. Salamat sa concern ni Joko at ni Visa. Nice to get drunk and cry it all out. It’s so hard to be a badass-goodgirl-workalcoholic talaga. Anyway, since part pa rin yan pala ng overnight ko kina Joko, fine. Item number 4 checked pa rin.

After a weird albeit yummy lunch of sinigang, ensaladang mangga, rice, at macaroni salad (at wag ka, may sunny-side-up pa si Joko) and watching the Grammy’s and Music & Lyrics, we went to Las Pinas to fetch LL Carla. Ang darkness nung trip papuntang Silang with my hangover, naghihilab na sikmura, uphill-downhill roads, and Joko’s slamracing moves. But but but when we arrived at Chateau Hestia, nawala instantly lahat ng sakit na nararamdaman ko. The place is so pretty! Mala Secret garden ang effect. Love it so much! Super sarap pa ng food. We had onion soup, osso buco, pizza marghreta, seafood pasta, panna cotta with passion fruit, chocolate with pears, and caramel bread pudding. Nagmistula kaming bookclub nung nasa labas kami. Very Jane Austen feel. Dapat next time pumunta kami dun complete with long dresses and corsets. Okay, 5th item checked.

At as if hindi pa enough ang togetherness namin, pumunta pa kami ng Rockwell to have dindin and see Kwe. Kakatawa yung moments ng Princess Riri (may herpes siya?!?) and Chris Brown concerns namin and the Mary J Blidge impersonation ni Joanna Katrina. Joko gave us heavenly cheesecake balls. I got the cookies and cream cheesecake ball covered with chocolate. Yum. Ang sarap mabuhay! Hahaha. Then, Grams Diner. The LLB tandem went for the kill again! As if hindi lumamon sa Chateau Hestia, nalagyan pa namin ni Carla ng Country Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, at Shoestring Onions and mga bottomless pits este mga tiyan namin.

Camwhore-an and wi-fi galore after. Then surf-surf ng NegativiTEE shirts in Multiply. Sutil! Echosera! Malib*g! Feeling! Antipatika! Kaliwete! Haha, ang saya!

Like I said, my Valentine’s 2009 was everything and more. Yaaay for more! Sana next year uli ganito, but I wouldn’t mind kung matuloy na rin ‘yung rooftop-roses-fondue-and-the-works dinner na ‘yan.


listening to: The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything

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