Category Archives: Sweets

Cake-gasm

Since everyone’s on a fasting mood this Holy Week. I thought I’d help most of you out by posting some inspiring pictures related to cake.

May these pictures tug your hearts, upset your tummy and give you a toothache.

 

“I suppose I wanted to have my cake and eat it. But then again, what were you going to do with your cake if not eat it? Frame it? Use it as a sachet in your underwear drawer?” - Marian Keyes, Watermelon
“I suppose I wanted to have my cake and eat it. But then again, what were you going to do with your cake if not eat it? Frame it? Use it as a sachet in your underwear drawer?” – Marian Keyes, Watermelon

 

“I’m not a carrot cake kind of guy. But so what? Don’t push your political agenda on me, pal.
” - Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit
“I’m not a carrot cake kind of guy. But so what? Don’t push your political agenda on me, pal.
” – Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

 

 

“But I'm really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.” - Derek Landy, Mortal Coil
“But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.” – Derek Landy, Mortal Coil
“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” - Dave Barry
“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” – Dave Barry

 

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.” Emma Donoghue, Room
“If I was made of cake I’d eat myself before somebody else could.” Emma Donoghue, Room

 

“Cake is for the weak,” Mom always says. Funny, I thought it was for birthdays.” - Danielle Joseph, Shrinking Violet
“Cake is for the weak,” Mom always says. Funny, I thought it was for birthdays.” – Danielle Joseph, Shrinking Violet

 

“The cake that launched a thousand hips”- Steph Bennion, Paw-Prints Of The Gods
“The cake that launched a thousand hips”- Steph Bennion, Paw-Prints Of The Gods

 

…and the winning cake quote comes from controversial French Queen, Marie Antoinette who said to “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”…(Let them eat cake!)

 

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”…(Let them eat cake!)
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”…(Let them eat cake!)

Have a “sweet” Holy Week. 😉

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Forbes Bonanza 2014 a hit among young entrepreneurs

Brgy. Forbes Park, Makati City holds its first summer event for the year called Forbes Bonanza 2014.

The brain-child of Anthony Yupangco of Tutto Domani, who heads the livelihood program of the barangay, has one goal in mind:  to unite the community and for its residents to be active participants in their programs.

The two day event featured a number of up and coming entrepreneurs in the field of design, food and clothing who generously gave their time and resources to participate in the event.

Below are just some of the major take-aways from the event.

Day one of the bonanza. Featured here are the organizers and community leaders of Brgy. Forbes, Makati City.
Day one of the bonanza. Featured here are the organizers and community leaders of Brgy. Forbes, Makati City.
A busy first day.
A busy first day.
Life is indeed a business opportunity. Pru Life UK participates in Forbes Bonanza 2014.
Life is indeed a business opportunity. Pru Life UK participates in Forbes Bonanza 2014.
Original clothes from Zara, H and M, Victoria's Secret, and many more are featured in my table. You will  certainly see more of my products in the next bazaars. Watch out! ;-)
Original clothes from Zara, H and M, Victoria’s Secret, and many more are featured on my table. You will certainly see more of my products in the next bazaars. Watch out! 😉
Upcoming entrepreneurs were happy participants of Forbes Bonanza 2014. Featured here is cupcake/pastry couple Chef Jobo and Toni of Oh My Sweets!
Upcoming entrepreneurs were happy participants of Forbes Bonanza 2014. Featured here is cupcake/pastry couple Chef Jobo and Toni of Oh My Sweets!
Oh my sweets! You look so decadent! ;-)
Oh my sweets! You look so decadent! 😉
Going stag, Sheena of Frosted Kitchen manned her table like a pro!
Going stag, Sheena of Frosted Kitchen manned her table like a pro!
With a knack for design, Soleil Vintage is managed by Filipina artist Sharaos. The artist shows off her latest print design.
With a knack for design, Soleil Vintage is managed by Filipina artist Sharaos. The artist shows off her latest print design.
One of the dresses that caught my eye. Modelled by a friend, the dress is designed by artist Sharaos Soleil of Soleil Vintage.
Also designed by Filipina artist Sharaos of Soleil Vintage, this dress is such a knock-out!

This publisher would like to give a huge thanks to Anthony & his assistant Annie for making the event such a hit. It is always a blessing to work with people with the heart for service. Maraming salamat and I am looking forward to your next one.

Comfort Food for the Hungry Soul

March 15-16 2013 – For the past two days, I have been out with some girlfriends drinking up the sights and sounds of Makati City.

For day 1, I went out to grab some grub at Mercato and watch a film called Movie 43.

My over-all experience when it comes to Mercato is always fun. Not only is there a lot of food choices but it is unpretentious and very laid-back (we had a little picnic, too!).

With the exceptions of balot and penoy, I absolutely love street food (but please don’t tell my doctor any of that, haha).

Before heading out, I brought with me a pint of bottled water because I knew I was going to need it ;-). Because of the lack of light, I was unable to get a good picture of my meal which was Garlic Chicken and Tinapa Rice.

And for dessert?  What better way to gorge down a sumptuous meal but brownies!

A big batch of brownies...What more can a girl ask for?
A big batch of brownies…What more can a girl ask for?

Oh my goodness… comfort food, indeed!

My Mercato food adventure = A++

(However, I wish I could say the same about my movie experience.)

Movie Review:

Film: Movie 43

Despite the star studded cast, the movie was disgusting. A girl friend of mine said they pushed the envelope to the extreme, exaggerating some issues on race, parenting, sex, etc.

There was a lot of toilet humor used (which, I think for some, is an acquired taste).

Will I watch it again? No way. This was an epic fail for me.

Day 2, on the other hand, was nice. My recent food choices have been excellent so far ;-).

Restaurant Reviews:

Lorenzo’s Way

Dish I had: Lengua Estufado

Lengua Estufado by Lorenzo's... Super comfort food... oooh  my gulay...
Lengua Estufado by Lorenzo’s… Super comfort food… oooh my gulay…
The girl loves her pasta. Here with my dinner date, Ces ;-)
The girl loves her pasta. Here with my dinner date, Ces 😉

Ambience: Very homey and warm, gorgeous interiors.

Service: Excellent

Will I go there again? Definitely!  I loved it!

This was taken after we practically cleared our table of grub at Lorenzo's.
This was taken after we practically cleared our table of grub at Lorenzo’s.

Final verdict: The perfect place if you want to try really good Filipino food. My meal was well done and tender. Plus the service was excellent, along with its cozy interiors.

 

 

People’s Palace

Dish I had: Squid calamari

Ambience: Chic, club-like interiors.

Service: warm and friendly

Will I go there again? Yes. But I will most probably like to try other places as well.

Final verdict: It was okay. The place you go to if you want to grab a few drinks with a friend.

Taken at Peoples Palace. Hope you all had a "filling" and great weekend as I did. Talk to you soon :-)
Taken at Peoples Palace. Hope you all had a “filling” and great weekend as I did. Talk to you soon 🙂

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