Saturday, September 30, 2006

Feast 113 Ed 13

What is your favorite herb or spice?
- oregano and thyme ... it adds some zing to whatever dish I'm cooking

Name a song you like but haven't heard in a long time.
- how did I fall in love with you by the Backstreet Boys

If you were to take just one minute to write down as many things as you can think of that you need (not want) to do, approximately how many things would there be?
- 45 items ... buy the following: bags, clothes, shoes, boxes, stationaries, cokware, glassware, sofa, bed, hangers, closets, curtains, books, cds, dvds ....................................................................

Main Course
Tell something interesting about one of your family members (nothing scandalous, please, just something unique).
- i got twin brothers and one of them is aiming to be an international chef while one will be a computer programmer

What's the latest you've ever stayed awake?
- 78 hours ... yikes!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Love Thursday # 3

One of the most well loved cartoon during the 80's and till now, the Care Bears are teaching lil children how to love and care for other creatures and people.

So for today's Love Thursday, I want to make a tribute to this furry lil friends that I am so enamored with. May you continue to spread love and caring throughout the world and all throughout time.

Care bears care.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

breaking free

Isn't it funny that when we were still in school, it mattered so much to us that we be accepted by people? It may be a clique, the entire school, or by people we admire. Some of us would pretend to be someone we're not and say that it's alright to lose oneself as long as we get accepted by the people around us.

I myself went through this phase but luckily, only for a short time. I found it to be too tiring to continue pretending to be someone I'm not. It was just too much.

I have a high school friend who continued playing for keeps till his college years. Only now has he revealed his true identity, thus shocking everyone in our lil community. To you my friend, hat off and keep your head held high. Not everyone may love you now, but know that those who still do are the true ones.

What about you? Are you still playing for keeps or have you thrown away your masks?

P.S. Something to laugh at.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

B's Major Meltdown

B's meltdown ... Mommy took a pic instead of comforting him. Bad Mommy.

Hmpf! Di niyo na ako love ...

finally ... I got my book

thrift books

box set of 4 books in mint condition

this book has spots that showcases the animal skin so baby can touch it ... inside there's dog fur, cat fur, chick feathers ... really nice ...

don't you just love the illustrations?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

3 things i learned from B

1) you cand find great happiness even in the littlest things ... he seems most happy playing with a plastic tupperware rather than with the Fisher Price toy I got him

2) there's always time and room for one more hug and one more kiss and one more laugh ....

3) if the room is messy, its because the toddler just passed by to make mommy smile ... that memory will never go away but the mess can be cleaned up

I'm pretty sure I'll be learning more lessons from my lil toddler and I hope that I will enjoy each and everyone and keep it in my heart.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Feast 112 Ed 12

Measured in minutes or hours, how much exercise have you had in the last week?
- one hour max =(

If you had to change your blog title to something else, what would it be?
- - kay's world: in a nutshell ...

Name one television show you watched when you were 9-12 years old.
- - my so called life and california dreams

Main Course
If someone gave you $50 to spend with the one condition that it had to be educational, what would you purchase?
- books, books, and books ...

Do you tend to prefer dark colors, neutral shades, or lighter/pastel hues?
- anything goes before but now I still have the baby weight, I'm going for dark colors ... the power of illusion =p

too many wounds part 2

This is a series of love stories that happened to me. Enjoy the stories. Laugh and cry with me .. learn lessons ... and always remember that you should never give up on love, no matter how many times you got hurt.

To say that I was shocked would be an understatement. My eyes grew wide and my mouth was just hanging open. He said that he realized the he loves me and asked if I felt the same way. I thought I did so we gave it a chance.
All this time, J was falling for me but KM didn’t know it. I did. When we told him that we were together, he looked so pained that I wanted to wrap my arms around him. He said that as long as I was happy, he would be too.
Things weren’t too good with KM though. We’d always fight about petty things. Always. I got sick and tired of it. I realized that I didn’t love him anymore. I just felt pity, pity and the need to seek revenge for what he did to me at first (remember, he led me on?)
So I did.
I turned the tables on him by leading him on, making him believe that I still loved him. He knew something was wrong. He kept asking why I wasn’t sweet anymore. He’d sing Water Runs Dry by the Boys II Men to me in class while we’re waiting for our teacher. But I was beyond all the wooing.
5 days after our first monthsarry, I broke up with him. It felt good, seeing him pained. I got back at him for hurting me without reason.
Do I regret hurting him? At times. But when I think about it, I believed that I thought him a lesson.
Obviously, we shouldn’t have hanged out after that incident. Weird enough, we did. It would always be us with some friends and J.
J, who would comfort me and remind me that I did what I felt I needed to do. J, who was torn between trying to patch things up between KM and me and him courting me. I guess his feelings for me won in the end which resulted into the end of their 15 year friendship.
So he courted me. He asked permission from KM and KM reluctantly agreed. I didn’t like him at first. He was too small and bulky. He was not so good looking IMO. But he was also patient, understanding, and treated me like a queen. He seemed to get me, my needs, my insecurities, my fears.
So after sometime, we hooked up. KM drifted away because he still loved me and J was his childhood best friend. Unbeknownst to us, we were tagged as Beauty and the Beast. I’m beauty, J was the beast. Talk about meanness.
It was a good relationship. We rarely fought and he would always go with me wherever I want to. He was proud of me and I met his entire family. We were together for a long time.
AS they say though, some good things never last. I got bored with the relationship. I felt it was just the same thing over and over again. I saw him every single day, even when we didn’t have classes. So I asked him one day if he felt the same way … that it was more of that we were used to being together than us wanting to be together. He said yes.
I bid him goodbye. Apparently, he lied. What I didn’t know was that he went to my place one time while I still had classes and he begged my Mom to help him get me back. He told my Mom that in his mind, I was THE ONE. I was the one he was going to marry and live the rest of his life with. My mom told him that she doesn’t involve herself in my relationships. He cried.
Still, even after we broke up, we would hang around and go out. He’d still take me home, buy my lunch, and go on dates with me. On the day that should have marked our second year anniversary, he asked me out. WE had breakfast together, watched a movie, had lunch, went shopping, had coffee, and he even got me a bouquet of flowers and one huge stuffed toy. It was a perfect date. Sadly, we weren’t together anymore.
Then he asked me to go back to him, to start over again …

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wish Ko Lang: Pyro meets Batista

This is not a hoax. It's for real and some of us in the blogosphere is trying to make this a reality for a real boy named Pyro. Pyro is a three-year-old boy who has lung cancer. He was diagnosed with the sickness a year ago. He has been undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. If you click on the title above, you will go to his aunt's blog and find out more about this lil cherub.

If you know anyone who know's anyone who's handling the SMACKDOWN or knows Batista himself, or knows his agent, or WISH KO LANG of GMA-7 ... please help make this kid's wish come true. It just might give him enough boost to fight off the disease he's battling.

This is also my entry for Love Thursday because you can just feel the love going around in the blogosphere. I don't even know this kid and all the other bloggers who are making this blog movement happen don't know him either and yet, we are doing what we can to give this kid a lil bit more love to get him going. If that isn't love or caring, I don't know what is.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

additions to my magnet collection

latest additions ... monkey, tiger, and a frog

my entire starbucks magnet collection with a few add ons

too many wounds ...

This is a series of love stories that happened to me. Enjoy the stories. Laugh and cry with me .. learn lessons ... and always remember that you should never give up on love, no matter how many times you got hurt.

College was pretty memorable stage for me. I learned to grow up here a lil bit and fall in love again. So, let’s start shall we?
I met KM in class. We sat next to each other because our last names started with M and N respectively. He was ugly. Boy, was he ugly. He had wide eyes and really dark skin. No redeeming factor at all physically. But I valued what was inside more than appearances so I started having a crush on KM. He was the only guy in our college barkada. There were 6 of us and he was the only thorn.
He treated me like I was special. It was only me who got it from him too. He’d carry my bag and books, he’d walk me to the library, and wait with me until the driver picked me up. When other girls in our group would ask him to do something, he’d refuse flat out.
So I thought I was special.
One day, while sitting under one of those lil huts in our school waiting area, we started singing. He has this really nice voice that caresses. We were singing “Ikaw Lamang” which is all about loving only one person and how heavenly it felt to do so. I was in heaven. I thought it was for me. Then he said that it was the song he would always sing to his ex.
WTF?!?! Am I always gonna fall for someone who is not over his ex?!?!?!
But I remained calm and composed though my heart shattered into teeny tiny lil pieces. I wanted to scream at him … I wanted to cry … I wanted to die out of sheer embarrassment …
I didn’t.
I asked him how things were between them and if they were going to get back together. He said he was trying to but she didn’t want to. Then my driver came and the conversation ended.
I cried all the way home. I felt that he led me on. He got my hopes up and then just crushed it without any remorse. Next day I saw him I was a bit cold. I didn’t talk much to him and started hanging out with his childhood best friend, J. J knew how much I was into KM and he comforted me. He became my boulder, the one I leaned on for comfort.
I was learning to get over KM when we had a recollection. During that recollection, there was a sharing of talents. Now, our entire block knew that something happened between us, that somehow, someway, there was a love lost. So they decided that we would sing together. Guess what song we had to sing?
You Won’t See Me Crying by Passage. Eeekkk!
They pulled out two chairs in the middle of the room and we both sat there with our backs facing each other. I started singing and you could feel the tension in the room.
Waited by the phone all day
Thinkin' that you'd call
But you never did, oh no
You are diff'rent from before
Now you made me insecure
Like you never did, oh no
Tell me it's not over now, will you?
So I won't be hangin' around
And you won't see me crying
Oh, girl, you've got it wrong
You've been thinking all along
But I've really changed, oh babe
Love's been knockin' at your door
Do you hear it?
Do you really, really care?
Tell me it's not over now, will you?
So I won't be hangin' around
And you won't see me crying
Thankfully, I did not cry. I wanted to but I didn’t. We didn’t talk after that incident. But two weeks after, he asked me to go watch a movie with him during our U-Break. We were gonna watch Notting Hill. I had nothing to do so I agreed.
For those who’ve watched Notting Hill, you’ll know what I’m talking about. For those who haven’t, shame on you, it’s a really nice movie.
At the end of the film, during the presscon that Anna had, William asked her to get back together. Of course she does and they kissed and everyone else who was inlove started kissing. I was feeling giddy and so I turned to KM to tell him that it was so romantic when he kissed me right smack on the lips.
to be continued ...

fine dining ...

Brent having lunch at Gumbo ... sosyalin ha! LoL ...
playing with the plate mat ...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

why weren't you my friend?

I just learned that there was another school shooting, this time in Montreal, Canada. True, it's very far from where I am but still, I am affected. After all, I am a mother.

I worry about what's happening to the world because I have a lil one who will in a few years time, venture out into the world. True, he's just gonna be in pre-school but isn't it that everything starts in school? Take for example, bullying.

There have been way too many incidences of bullycide to make me uncomfortable. I keep thinking that with the colonial mentality that we have and our fascination for high school and college life in the US that it will not be far in time that we will follow suit.

I wonder ... why are cliques so important to people? Why do we need to group ourselves together according to certain things? Can't we all mingle and learn from one another? If we can't, why can't we just accept other people for what they are then? What about the people who do not belong to a group? Should they really be outcasts? Invisible? Wallpapers?

I read this article about a 14 year old killing himself back in 1993 and I am appalled. Then I realized that it happens to a lot of the kids around the world? Why? Why do they wanna end their life when it has barely begun? Why do we not care? Why do we only become nice to someone when they are dead already?

Why weren't we their friends? Why weren't you my friend?
I hope that we will all soon learn to stand up against bullies in this world. Not just at school but in the office, home, and any place as well. We need to tell them that how they treat us is not right nor acceptable. And I hope that we can all do this without the need to shoot them dead or shoot ourselves dead.

To all the Curtis Taylors of the world, I hope you find courage to get through and stand up for yourself.

From the song Jeremy: "you kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. [...] it does nothing … nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Be stronger than those people. And then you can come back"

high school sweetheart - 3

This is a series of love stories that happened to me. Enjoy the stories. Laugh and cry with me .. learn lessons ... and always remember that you should never give up on love, no matter how many times you got hurt.

I can’t. It’s only now that I’ve learned to really let go of you, to let go of everything that there was between us. I loved you so much, more than I’ve ever loved anyone but I’ve moved on. You need to as well. You have a baby now. Be with them.
He left. I broke down.
We were together from 1995 to 1997 and he got married in 1999. But he never stopped visiting or calling till 2004. He’d drop by my house from time to time. This way, he got to meet all of my exes as well. Believe you me, it was an awkward moment. Or he’d call from out of the blue. He’d always ask me if I’m married already and I’d answer with a no. The last phone call he made to me was different though.
M: Hey! What’s up?
K: M, it’s 6am. Why are you calling me at 6am?
M: Oh sorry, its night here in New York.
K: You’re calling me from New York?!?!
M: Yeah, I missed you. I’ve been thinking about you.
K: Why?
M: Nothing. Uhm … So, you married?
K: Actually, yes.
Sheer silence ensued.
M: Oh, sorry. I’ll let you go now. Bye.
Then he sent me a text message saying: Sorry for hurting you before. I never meant to. I wanted to be your greatest love and instead, I caused you your greatest pain. I still love you and I always will, you know that. But I guess I need to let you go. You won’t hear from me anymore but I’ll always be here.
And so ends the story of my first love.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Feast 111 Ed 11

What was the very last song you listened to?
- Buttons by PCD. Its still playing now. Makes me wanna dance too.

What is one company/store/corporation you would recommend that people stay away from?
- restos that have poor service ... way too many to mention

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy having your picture made?
- 10 ... camwhore present!

Main Course
Besides a bookmark, what is something you've used to keep your place in a book?
- money, my picture, love letters

Name a food that you like that most people don't.
- duryan. It's a foul smelling fruit that I just love. Especially when made into candy. Yummy ...

high school sweetheart - 2

This is a series of love stories that happened to me. Enjoy the stories. Laugh and cry with me .. learn lessons ... and always remember that you should never give up on love, no matter how many times you got hurt. Part 1 is here.

Afternoon came and we had to go to our Chinese class when a lil girl gave me a letter saying it was from someone. Upon opening, I saw that it was from M. The letter stated that if I don’t return the letter to him before I go home that day, we’d be together. How juvenile is that? How crazy was I to fall for it?

Crazy enough coz that night, we got together. I didn’t know then but that whole cat and dog stage was actually the courtship between us.

I didn’t encounter the honeymoon stage for the first 5 months of our relationship. The first 5 months saw me crying on a weekly basis and becoming really miserable. I learned that while I was falling for him, he was using me to get back at his ex.

I vowed to make him fall in love with me in such a way that he would never forget me and that I’d continue to haunt him even in dreams. I did everything my 15 year old brain could think of to make him love me. And love me he did. He eventually fell in love with me and became Mr. Perfect for Now.

He was very jealous but my mind said that it was because he loved me. He’d give me lots of chocolates so that I won’t lose weight coz he was scared I’d leave him for someone else. He was always at my place from morning till night because we weren’t allowed to date. My family came to love him and he came to regard my Mom as the Mom he never had. He’d call me very night for the entire 17 months that we were together even when he was on vacation in the US or HK. He became my world and I was his. We were inseparable.
Then pride got in the way.

We were talking one night and he said to me that he thinks he may be starting to have a crush again on his ex. They were hanging out a lot during those times coz she was helping him with something. My pride couldn’t bear it and so I said that after 17 months of being together, you still want her, then go be with her.

I held on to my pride and never let go from that moment on.
He tried to get me back for the next 6 months but my young heart wasn’t able to handle it. I still loved him but I couldn’t go back. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t. It took me two years to get over him.

Funny thing about our relationship, it started out with him using me to get back at his ex. Then he hooked up with his ex again after we broke up to prove to me that someone still wants him even if I don't want him anymore. And she hanged on to him for dear life. He married her when he got her pregnant. On the night of his wedding day, he was at my place trying to convince me to elope with him. This was 2 years after we broke up. I wanted to. My heart was screaming to go with him but I knew it was wrong.
I couldn't decide ... there he was, at 2am, outside our house, begging me to go with him. I loved him. So much. He was my first love. The only man I loved at that time. The only man I thought I would love. So I said ...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

high school sweetheart - 1

This is a series of love stories that happened to me. Enjoy the stories. Laugh and cry with me .. learn lessons ... and always remember that you should never give up on love, no matter how many times you got hurt.
I met him when I was in first year high. I just transferred from one of the most prestigious Chinese school to one that I considered beneath me so I was not too happy about the change. He was sitting beside me in class and I could not help but think, No way! This is not happening to me! I couldn’t possibly be sitting beside that guy for an entire year.

It turns out I was.

We never got along. He would cheat on my papers and I’d turn my snotty nose on him. He would then get back at me by saying I was a fat Indian princess. I wanted to hit him. I held back. He was beneath me. 

Then one day, we saw him at the canteen eating by himself. He was so poised; so dignified. I started admiring him. I think that was when I started having a crush on him. So I did what any normal 15 year old girl would do. I called out to him and said, MUKHA KANG BAKLA! (you look so gay!)
My god! You should have seen the look on his face. He went after me and I ran so fast coz I knew he was gonna try to kiss me. No way! Eeewww … that’s what I thought.

This cat and dog fight went on for several months. One day we’d be a bit okay and the next day, at each other’s throats. Then came our Christmas Fair. We had a booth wherein for a certain fee, you could get two people married or they get locked up for 3 hours and we had a booth as well wherein you could dedicate a song to someone for a small fee.

So there I was minding my own business, yakking to my hearts content when I felt a handcuff. Yes, a handcuff. Someone paid to get me married to some guy that I can’t even remember now. HE got upset.

He gave me dagger looks and stomped his feet and pouted. I reacted by saying What are you pouting about? You’re not the one getting married to a nobody eventhough this is just a mock marriage. So there I was, 15 years old, getting married. Yikes!

After getting married, my groom and I parted ways. I decided to get some refreshments and as I was sipping the juice, I heard the statement that would change the course of history of my life.

To K, this song is for you, from the greatest hate of your life, M. May I soon be the greatest love of your life. I’ll just be here, right here waiting.

Then Richard Marx’s song Right Here Waiting started playing. And my heart stopped beating.
to be continued

Love Thursday # 2

When we see a person doing things to herself like she does, we say, crazy woman! But when you think about it, we do the same thing to ourselves everyday, only on a lesser grand scale.

When someone compliments us on how we look, instead of saying thank you, we answer with, "no, i actually am ......... (think anything derogatory.)

So, today, when someone compliments you, just say THANK YOU. Love yourself. Love your body. It may not be perfect but its yours and you are perfect.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

just because

b being made into a girl by Daddy

just goofing around

this is B's favorite pose when watching his Baby Einstein CD's

Sunday, September 10, 2006

for those who don't have enough time


Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask "How are you?", do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
'cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it's like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn't a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

by: David L. Weatherford

did you VOTE philippines?

Watching the 12 girls last night perform for the Philippine Idol honor was ho-hum at best. There were only a few stand out performances while most simply left much to be desired. It was painful hearing them not because they could not carry a tune but simply because their choice of song was either too ordinary or too WTF? Some of them chose songs that the masses cannot relate to, hence, screwing their votes. Some of them chose songs that were too high pitched, they just fell flat. Then again, Jan Nieto did make it eventhough his was the first PIYOK of Philippine Idol.

So who are my bets now?

Definitely POW. And I'm even giving her a vote. I want her to get in and this is one way I could think of to help her. So, if you want someone different and very talented with a charming face to boot, vote for her.

I also liked Mau and Arms. So vote for them as well. They deserve every peso spent on them.

* I don't know her personally nor even online but I just like her voice and her style.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Feast 110 Ed 10

Name 3 things that you are wearing today.
- a jacket, a ring, and flip flops

Who was the last person you hugged?
- my Dawson Leery

What do you like to order from your favorite fast food place?
- fries and burger

Main Course
What time of day do you usually feel most energized?
- around 6pm

Using the letters in your first name, write a sentence. (Example: Sweet unusual spaniels are nice.)
- KAY. Kooky and young.

Dawson and Joey

Saw my long time friend from kindergarten yesterday. The meeting was actually just pure luck. I was viewing people's number the other day and I saw that I still had his old number here in the Philippines and I remembered that he said it was a roaming number. He's in Canada now; hence, the roaming status. So I tried calling it since I have not spoken to him in almost 2 years and I wanted to know if it was still the same number.

It rang. I panicked so I hung up. Then I called again and HE answered.

So we talked after some "you bastard! why didn't you keep in touch with me!?!?" then he said that I was so good at timing. Apparently, he's in Manila as of the moment but going home to Canada today. That was Thursday. So we met up and though there were awkward moments, it felt good to see him again. To be with him again and talk to him. I was with someone who has seen me through the worst times of my life, who knew all my secrets and still loves me and accepts me.

I was with a lifetime friend. And boy did it feel good.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Love Thursday # 1

I've found this blog and this blog on the net about 2 weeks ago and I have been wanting to participate in their Love Thursday sessions. Unfortunately, I was not able to since Thursday has been my day off for the past month or so and I don't blog when its my day off so I can devote much time to hubby, baby, and myself.

So, I'm gonna post this a day in advance coz I believe that this picture says everything about how enamored a Mom can be about her baby.

the reason I was born was to give birth to this wonderful creature

Do drop by her blog and just mention that you got the link from here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Fast Food

I wonder if life is really that hectic nowadays that almost everything can be turned into fast food. When I say fast food, I don't mean McDo or the likes of it but the instant version. We instant pansit canton, instant noodles, instant sotanghon, and now ... even instant toasted bread. It's so cool but it's so weird. It's cool coz the instant toasted bread of Gardenia is really good but it's weird if you stop and think about it. Come on, how long does it take to butter up a bread, sprinkle some sugar, and put it in the toaster? 5 minutes max? But apparently, the makers of this instant taosted bread saw the need for it and found a market to target as well.

Makes you wonder, what else is gonna become instant in the future?

Monday, September 4, 2006

Eating & Playing

yumm ... love rice krispies

looks like they're having fun!

dito ka na lang?

Angkong finally uttered the magic words to my son ... "dito ka na lang? (stay here?) ... it means he has fallen in love with my baby now ... I feel so happy!

Monday P.I. Update

Thank God for this blogger or else I would not have been able to find out what happened last night in Philippine Idol. I was not able to watch it but I'm happy to know that Migs made it (ANIMO LA SALLE! LoL! so biased) and Reymond and Drae made it as well. Love them all. Jan Nieto struck me as being too trying hard though his vocal prowess is not something to be laughed at.

Watching them last Saturday night perform made me so proud to be Pinoy. They were all talented, contrary to some starlet wannabe's opinion that some of the Final 12 was not deserving to be included. They all have powerful voicees though some failed to show it off to its greatest potential because they picked the wrong song. But man, they were all good.

I wonder how the girls will fare. Hhmmm ...

Friday, September 1, 2006

Feast 109 Ed 9

What are some lyrics you have misheard (such as, instead of "Gettin' Jiggy With It" you heard "Kick a chicken with it")?
- - senior prom and the hottest song then was HORNY ... I honestly thought it said "I'm honey. Honey honey honey." Lol!

What is the worst movie you have ever seen?
- - vampires ... a B movie that was badly done ... everything was bad; no redeeming factor at all

Using the letters from your favorite number, write a sentence. Example: Tomorrow has really easy experiences.
- - Seven. Someone empower vain and excellent neanderthals.

Main Course
What was the most interesting news story you have heard this week?
- - a dengue outbreak in one province

Which word(s) would you choose to describe your wardrobe?
- - lacking (I'm a shopaholic!)

Lola's 69th Birthday

We celebrated Lola's birthday at Gumbo's in Mall of Asia. Fun fun fun! =p

the entire family ...

gorgeous siblings

Lola at Mall of Asia

moi and Shobe ... damn! I looked so fat ...

in front of Toy Kingdom and with Tigger

Lola looking like WTF and Ester laughing her ass off

me wearing the teeny tiny Mardi Gras hat

Gumbo: A Taste of New Orleans

We ate at GUMBOS in Mall of Asia last Tuesday to celebrate my grand aunt's 69th birthday. It was fun and we had a blast. The resto boasts a tagline of "A Taste of New Orleans" and they kept their word on it. Of course it was not a full experience seeing that they did not don masks nor did they gave away beads to guests as the New Orleans Mardi Gras is famous for.

We ordered all the house specialties and boy, was it worth it. I didn't even flinch upon seeing the bill because the food was just so good. Seafood Jambalaya, Ultimate Seafood Feast, Crawfish Etouffe, Seafood Artichoke, and many many more. You really need to try it. The picture on the right is the Jambalaya. The kitchen can be seen as well from the Dining Area. Think of those chef cook shows where the chef cooks right in front of you and serves it to you direct from the pan. That's how they do it. And the service was fine! Even with the service charge, I still gave them a huge tip coz they deserved it. I never had to ask for anything twice. I never had to call any of them since they would immediately go to you when you need something. Now that's what I call FAB CRM.

At the end of the meal, we even had them sing for my grand aunt and they performed with gusto. They even had this headdress sort of thing that they put on your head. Unfortunately, my Lola was so shocked by what happened that she had this WTF expression on her face the entire time. Lol! I actually had my picture taken with the thing and you can see from the goofy look on my face that we were having a blast. =p