Sunday, September 29, 2013

Slappy Cakes

I've read about this breakfast place before but since it was in Eastwood, I didn't really think that I would be able to visit the place. Thankfully, I think, my workplace was near Eastwood and so I finally was able to try Slappy Cakes yesterday.

First thing I noticed was that it looked pretty snazzy and I really liked it. It seemed pleasant and I love the vibe of the place.

My friends asked me to order for them. I started with the Buttermilk Pancake with Nutella and Banana as Fixins. I got this simply for the experience of cooking it at our table and spreading the batter and putting on the Nutella. I also loved that my friends all had fun when it was their turn.

After, we had the Pork Eggs Benedict and by the looks of it alone, it was to die for. One bite and it was heaven. The eggs were just right, the pork underneath added spice that complimented the egg. It was perfect.

It was salty and the eggs were just soft and cooked really well. Ayyyy .. thinking about it makes me want to eat it again. It was really good.

Next plate we had was the Chicken Fingers. I can definitely say this is the best chicken fingers I've ever tasted. The stuffing, the cream sauce that went with it ... it was simply awesome. 

Lastly, I ordered the Slappy Burger. Now, I had high expectations for this since it carries the store name and therefore means that its a signature dish. Boy was I right!

The burger patty was just ... chewy, soft, flavorful, and definitely MEATY. I feel like I couldn't have finished this burger on my own. It was that heavy.

I'm glad that we went to Slappy Cakes. It was such a wonderful breakfast place and definitely filling.

PS. I knew I was with people from the medical group when they saw this pancake and thought it was a fallopian tube.

unhinged ...

There I was
Sitting n a corner
Minding my own business
Caught up in my own world.

You came a callin'
Swooped me up in your world
Turning my life upside down
I stood no chance at all.

Then you left
Leaving a trail of broken dreams and tears
Never knowing what you've done
Never knowing anything.

I am unhinged.

unravelled ...

You and I
we were in love ....
still are ...
but we unravelled and fell,
away from each other.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

blood ....

For all that I love Dexter and his fascination with blood, I myself get all squemish when I have to deal with blood in real life.It just makes me weak, and not in a good way mind you. Yes, its the same weak in your knees and heart pounding kind of weak that you feel when someone you love gets too close to you but this one ends up in a faint rather than a giggle or heartfelt sigh.

I hate blood. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. This means that I also can't deal with wounds and gashes because obviously, when there are gashes and wounds, there would be blood. Ugh.

Yesterday, my strength was tasted. My little sister had a gash that got all bloodied and since my Mom just had her operation and was cooking, I had to step up. HAD TO being the keyword since there was blood.

Did I say that I HATE BLOOD?

I had to deal with that. Ugh. It was all adrenaline rush. Blood just kept gushing out but at that moment, all I could think of was that I HAD to stop the bleeding, I HAD TO be strong, I HAD TO not faint, and I HAD TO take care of my younger sister.

I HAD TO. Eeekkk.

Now because I was this paranoid, crazy person, I ensured that the wound would be well protected. So, it ended up like this.

Even my doctor friend said it was a bit of an overkill but I don't care. In a way, I'm kinda proud of myself for being able to step up and take care of my sister when I had to, blood and all.

Best part? I only threw up 5 minutes after everything was fine.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

gratitude # 5

I am thankful for ...

1. winning the Rockeoke contest during the Jollibee Myx Launching which gave me the chance to make my Mom happy because I won an iPAD and I gave it to her
2. finally getting certified at work
3. meeting my team for the first time
4. bonding with my family over the weekend
5. being there for a friend who needed me
6. spending precious time with B
7. capturing great moments
8. Having 60+ followers on Instagram eventhough its barely a week old.
9. ebooks
10. Stratworks for always inviting me to their cool events

What are you thankful for?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Choice Ko Yum Awards 2013

Yesterday, we were invited to attend the launch of the Choice Ko Yum Awards where two of the biggest names in the food and music industry partnered to make this happen, Jollibee and MYX.

The stage was all set and everyone could feel the energy pulsating. This was a first for Jollibee and MYX. They wanted to make the choices of the youth count and let their voices be heard by honoring what the lifestyle and personalities are of today's youth and movers.

To kickstart the launch, they held a singing competition composed of 4 groups. Each group would have people from the media and the industry to sing a song. The best group won GC's from Jollibee and shirts from MYX while the judges also chose 1 Male and 1 Female Rockeoke Star of the Night.

I was chosen to be part of Group 3 and we sang Call Me Maybe which I felt was a fun song. We even had some choreography but alas, I was the only one that actually pushed through with the plans. My point was, I'm already embarrassing myself, might as well enjoy it. 

Guess who won ROCKEOKE STAR OF THE NIGHT? ME!!!!!! I won an iPAD Mini and Php3000 worth of Jollibee GC's. EEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!

I was EXTREMELY happy! I decided to give the iPAD to my Mom since she has wanted it for a long time and her Alcatel Tablet then went to my son. :) I gave some GC's to my other twin brother, and treated the rest of the family to the GC's I won as well.

Truly, this is a sign of great things for the Choice Ko Yum Awards. It started on an AWESOME note and I'm pretty sure it will end on a more amazing note.

Here's the link to my performance. Remember, this is me having fun. I'm not a singer. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Finally, I know the Secret ....

If you happen to be a Mom like me, chances are, you would have some battle scars that you so carefully hide when you choose your outfits. You know what I'm talking about. It's those ugly stretch marks that come along with having your stomach balloon to the size of God knows what and then have it go back (or you wish it would go back) to how it was before your little bundle of joy came into your life.

I know I have those and I know  lot of my friends also do. Luckily for me, its not as bad as those of most people but I still have it. At the back of my head, I've always wondered, when will there ever be a fix for these blasted stretch marks.

Thankfully, the answer is here.

Last night, we were invited to the unveiling of Miss Precious Lara Quicaman's secret as to how she can still wear a bikini even after giving birth. She shared with us that with the help of this product, she was able to regain her confidence and flaunt her body once more. She said that with Bio-Oil, she was able to show off her skin and do what she needed to do without restrictions that come along with trying to hide battle scars.


When I saw her, I was a believer. She was simply stunning. I can't wait to have my sister who has stretch marks from losing weight and my Mom who has a scar from an operation give it a try. I''m pretty sure months from now, those scars and stretch marks will be a thing of history.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2nd honor for Quarter 1

B has been doing a lot of self studying lately because I have been in the midshift for ages. Much to my pleasant surprise, he actually ended up getting the 2nd honors for Quarter 1 of this school year. YEY to B!

Now, K also landed in the top 7 of her class so I felt that they both deserved a treat. Luckily, Krispy Kreme came up with a new Chocolate Creation and being the chocoholics that they are, I of course got them the entire collection. I also got them some white chocolates.

Since K had a meet up with her friend yesterday, it was only B and I who went on our Mondate. Since he deserved it, he got to choose what to do and of course, we ended up at Tom's World.

Afterwards, we ate at Jollibee since he really wanted the Lumpiang Shanghai Value Meal. I offered to get him spaghetti, fries, burger, or chicken and he didn't want any of it. Weird right?

We also got him a new Word Search book and the Disney Magazine. He really loves his magazine. It seems he takes after me.

Overall, B and I had fun on our Mondate and I'm just really happy that even in simple ways, I can bring a smile to my son's face.

touch a touch a touch a ... touch me

If you have been reading my blog for quite some time, you would know that I have always been in love with the BlackBerry because I simply cannot deal with touchscreens.

However, faith it seems would have a different plan for me. The past few weeks I have been bombarded with iPhone4 since my team all had iPhone4. They were pretty good at convincing me as well to get one.

You see, I really wanted Instagram and all those cool apps that are only available to iPhone or Android phones. What I did not like was that it was touch screen. My thumbs were too big and it just felt silly for me to tap away on the screen.

I tried to fight it but after more than a year, I finally gave in yesterday. I got this.

I have been playing with it and learning how to use it and so far ... I AM LOVING IT! I have moments of feeling pretty silly but overall, it is so easy to navigate and actually type in. I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Even the keypads are bigger than the iPhone that I don't feel clumsy at all using it. It feels ... natural. Eeekkk!

I've also gotten a screen protector and casing for the phone to ensure that I don't kill it. I've also started hounding friends for Care Bears or Minion cases for this Galaxy Grand Duo that I got. 

I am so happy. I now have the apps that I use to just covet and I just feel giddy. 

Oh, please follow me on Instagram. Thanks! MWAH!

Monday, September 16, 2013

the moment I fell out of love with you ...

It's a rainy Monday morning and I am all alone since my son is still in school. It feels melancholic which I believe is the perfect time to blog about heartbreaks and heartaches. So, here goes ...

MU .... We broke up in 1997 but it was only in 2004 that I truly fell out of love with you. You were my first boyfriend and you were also my first real heartache, one that lasted 7 years before I really, truly moved on. You made me fall in love with you and then you broke my heart. It was always her when we were together and then it was me when you were together. It was all so confusing and it was heartbreaking. It was a heartbreak that continued for 7 years.

JM ... We broke up almost 2 years after we started dating. It was a case of seeing each other almost everyday and not being able to grow anymore. I was still in college and it was just too much. You were a little too much.

RS ... I was confused and you didn't fight for us. I was off to a new life with work and you were still in college and I had this whole wide world to explore and you, you just let me out of your grasp. I'm sorry. I should never have left. You were truly one of the few good ones. You loved me with all your heart and only wanted what was best for me but you never believed that you may have been the best for me.Our love story was one for the books but it did not have a happy ending, it just had THE END.

RA ... I  didn't really fall in love with you. I just learned to love you but boy did you ensure that I would fall out of love with you. I believe that this happened at that moment that you threw out all my stuff after I found out you were cheating on me.

JB ... You were another of those that I never really fell for but more of ended up with because I was scared and afraid. I finally fell out of whatever it was I was in that day I saw that you were definitely cheating on me. This is why when you challenged me to a break up, I simply answered with an "okay."

And of course, FM ... you ... I'm not over.

We mature with every relationship we go through. With every ending that we go through, we learn lessons. With every ending we go through, with every piece of our heart breaking, with every tear that rolls down our cheek, we mature and that maturity will hopefully teach us to be better persons one day. 

One day.

the moment I fell in love with you ...

MU ... I fell in love with you when you dedicated that song to me. It was our school fair and you have been pestering me for months by that time. I was starting to like you and I've always had the biggest crush on you since Day 1 of school. When you dedicated that song to me, the walls I had built around me kinda splintered into tiny pieces.

JM ... I fell in love with you when you were consoling me because your best friend led me on and made me think he was going to court me. During the times I was questioning what happened, you were always there for me. I didn't realize that I started to like you and the more time we spent together, the more I fell in love with you. 

RS ... I fell in love with you when you still took my call after we played that mean trick on you. I fell in love with you when you helped me pick up the broken pieces of my heart because that guy just discarded it like it meant nothing. I fell in love with you when you played that song on your car radio and sang to me.

FM ... I fell in love with you when I saw how you were with your kids. I saw how they adored you and believed that anyone who is that adored by their child had to be a good man. There were no walls that needed to be splintered because I was ready to fall in love when I met you.

There were 4 instances in my life that I felt real love and these were the man that I fell in love with. Sadly, all these stories have ended as well. Perhaps I'll blog the end of each next time.

Perhaps not ... perhaps I will when tears no longer fall down my face when I think of it.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Krispy Kreme Chocolate Cronut

Yesterday, for the first time, I was able to finally try the Cronut. Being the chocoholic that I am, I of course opted to get the Chocolate Cronut.

Before I even took a bite of this, I remembered all the hype that I have heard about the cronut. Some said that it was so good, you'd simply go "ooohhhh!" Others have said that it was just pure hype. I've also read that it was nothing but a croissant and donut combined and there really was no reason to go all gaga over it. So before I took a bite of it, I told myself, "no biases and simply enjoy."

So there I was, sitting in the operations floor of my work and I took a bite ... then I said ... "OH MY GOD! THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOODDDD!"


Hahahahaha. My supervisor's eyes went round and wide and she said, "Kathy! Your voice is so loud!" Hahahaha. It really was that good. I simply fell in love with it. Ack!

So there ... I love cronuts. I'm most likely buying the other flavors and then I'll try the other brands. :)

Krispy Kreme Premium Chocolate Creation: Mars and Nutella

So I'm done with the Ferrero and Maltesers creation, its time to try the Mars and Nutella Premium Chocolate Creation of Krispy Kreme.

Let's go take a bite out of the Mars creation. Honestly, I had no expectation of this one since I'm not really a super fan of Mars. However, the one thing I can guarantee about this is that people who love Mars will definitely go gaga over this one.

It delivered the gooey caramelly chocolatey sensation that Mars has always been known for. For me, it was a tad too sweet and trust me, I love my sweets but this was more of overly sweet. Well, again, that's just my opinion.

The Nutella version for me was BLAH. Seriously. It really was just a glazed donut with nutella on top. BLAH.

So far, from all 4 creations that they have, here's my ranking from 1st to 4th.

1. Maltesers
2. Mars
3. Ferrero Rocher
4. Nutella

How about you? What's your ranking?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Krispy Kreme Premium Chocolate Creations: Ferrero and Maltesers

Today was the first day they released it in their stores. Since I was lucky enough to have seen that it was due for release, I trooped to the nearest Krispy Kreme store earlier and got myself 2 out of the 6 that they were offering.

Why only 2 you may ask? Well, it was because I could afford only 2 out of 6 hahaha.

I got the Maltesers and the Ferrero Rocher.

Ferrero Rocher, Php50
It was a bit of a letdown for me. I expected more but what I got was the typical chocolate donut from Krispy Kreme with lots of choco filling in the middle topped with a ferrero rocher ball. I could have just gotten the standard chocolate donut, filled it with choco icing, then topped it with the ferrero rocher and it would have been cheaper.

I don't know. I wasn't happy with this, to think that this was the one I looked forward to the most.

Maltesers Php50

Thankfully, the Maltesers saved the day. It felt like this was more of a real creation and not just another donut that they have with a new add on. The maltesers chocolate creation was divine and oh so fattening just by the looks of it. I feel like I added 5lbsto my hips but I don't really care. It was good.

See? I enjoyed this one. Hopefully, the other creations would do better. Still I say, its all worth a try.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

my unique blog

Someone once made a comment about my blog which I found a bit hurtful but have now realized that he was just a narrow minded human being who couldn't appreciate uniqueness if it hit him right in the face.

He said, "How come your blog doesn't have a niche? You talk mostly about what happens in your life and relationships. No one can relate to that." Ouch.

However, past forward to a few months later, I realize that what he said was absolutely not true. My blog is unique in the sense that I have yet to encounter a blog that discusses relationships to the extent that I have and still manage to cover events, talk about parenting, family, and arts.

My blog is unique because its all about me but people still manage to relate to it because it is also what happens in other people's lives that they can't or won't talk about. I discuss things that people talk about in private and I share it not to shock others but to show them that its okay to feel that way or to talk about these things.

It's okay. My blog has been alive for 7 years now and I say it's okay.

its been 10 years ...

The last time I saw her, she was visiting me in Baguio and I was still crazy in love with H back then. I was also still single and didn't have B at that time. Yes, B was non existent the last time I saw her.

After that, we had a huge fight a couple of years later over a chat. I didn't hear from her for almost 3 years and then she called me early 2012 because she had a problem. Eventhough we haven't talked for almost 9 years, I couldn't just leave her hanging and so we talked and it was like we never fought.

Finally, today, after 10 years of not seeing each other, we saw each other again. I saw my older sister once more after 10 years of not seeing her due to differences and what have you.

Her name is Yvonne. She is my little big sister (little because she's 5 feet flat and I'm 5'4 and our little sister is 5'3 at 13 years old.) She was my arch enemy when we were younger but also my fiercest protector. 

It felt good to see her again. I honestly couldn't believe she was there with us since its been such a long time already that in some ways, it was starting to feel like it was normal that she wasn't there. I'm glad that fate had something else in mind.

I realized with tonights events that when something is meant to happen, it really will happen when its right. No need to rush things or push things around. If its meant to be, it will be.