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Lost for words?

I've been wanting to post an entry since this morning - but it seems that I'm at a loss for words right now. Somehow, I could't decided what to write about. My mind is currently swimming in circles - there is no certain direction, nothing to go forward with. This is the first time in a long time. People who know me will not believe this - but truly - my train of though - nada....... Maybe this is the result of watching too much Tv for the past 5 days. Enough TV for the week? Nah! After I finish the 3rd season of my current fave TV show - maybe a hiatus for about a week. Maybe. By the way... Cubie - thanks so much for the hand butter and lip butter. I LOVE THEM!! They're really super nice!! The hand butter - I actually used it on my dry heels!! Thanks for being so sweet Cubie!!

Josh Duhamel - my new TV crush

Imagine speaking to him - face to face. Won't your knees go weak instantly? Couple it with this smile, dammit! He's so dreamy!! This begets too much watching Las Vegas. Dreamy huh?! Yes... The last TV crush that I had was back in the days where That's Entertainment was still showing. Do not ask me who - because for sure I will never disclose it!! Just look at him smiling - well, yeah - that's all I can think about as of the moment. To my Panget - don't get mad - crush lang ito ah.. Crush... :)

The Class

Got this from the tv.com site: In this CBS comedy created by David Crane (Friends), and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You), a group of twenty-somethings who were third-grade classmates are reunited at a surprise party 20 years later. What will happen when they find out what each other's lives are like now? The cast includes Jason Ritter as Ethan Haas, who planned the reunion of his fellow classmates, and who is crazy about his fiancé; Heather Goldenhersh as Lina Warbler, who truly believes in love, although she doesn't have that much luck in it; Lizzy Caplan as Kat Warbler, Lina's twin-sister, a cynical and sarcastical person; Jon Bernthal as Duncan Carmello, who still lives with his mother (Julie Halston); Sean Maguire as Kyle Lendo, a man that every girl had a crush during high school, but now he is living with his boyfriend Aaron. Jesse Tyler Ferguson portraits Richie, a unhappy man who's life hasn't treated him well since high school. Lucy Punch plays Holly Elle

Montecito: Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

When I first saw this show, I thought that the Montecito Resort & Casino was a real casino. I thought maybe it was new and it just recently started its operations. But when I searched it on the internet - my search came empty handed. No such casino exists! When I visited Metrowalk last Friday, my Panget and I went to our friend Imma's suki for DVD's and while rummaging through her stacks of DVDs - I found the season 1-3 of Las Vegas (the series). At firs t, I was skeptical - but when I learned of the price of each DVD - I immediately handed it to Wheng (the nice lady who owns the stall) and I was really excited to watch it. As my Panget told me when we got to the car - 'May isang taong hindi na matutulog!' 'Someone's going to be up all night!' And he got it right - because I couldn't sleep!! I was hooked on watching it episode after episode. And last night - at about 2:00am I finished the first season's finale - and to top it off, I saw
I just looooooove looking at them!! The look really really really good together.. Damn.

Eye Opener..

I never really realized how young I was amidst my Panget's group. Well, you see last night, we had a baby shower dinner for my Panget's college friend Tricia. Its her second pregnancy and her he's having another a girl (again). We had dinner at Gulliver's in Quezon Avenue - unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of our meals - they tasted fantastic by the way. During the dinner, my Panget's friends (which were all girls) got to talk - they were talking about their kids, pre-school, giving birth and a lot more 'mommy' topics. All of them gave their respective opinions on each topic, while I was just sitting there intenly listening to them. The topics ranged from being pregnant, taking care of sick kids, yaya's day off, ob-gyn's, hospitals to give birth in, pediatricians, good pre-schools, good schools, entrance tests and more. It was just then that I realized - I was in a group that has matured about 3 levels above me. They were talking sense

The Twilight Zone

"You're travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!" I have been a fan of this series since I was little! I could still remember bits and pieces of the show! There was this certain epsiode where a mannequin was invilved and eventually the lead of that episode became a mannequin in the end as well. During my lastest visit to Metrowalk - I was able to find the Season 1 of the 2002's revival of the series. I was eagerly making pigil to get it, but what won was the fact that I loved the show and it was not super expensive. When I got home, I immediately watched a couple of episodes. And just last night - I was done watching all 43 episodes.. and what can I say - Rod Serling - I am kowtowing now - you are indeed beyond brilliant! How I wish I can still find the 50's black

The Wicker Man - such a waste of time..

Saw this last night - gosh, what the hell was it all about? I didn't get it at all. I had to have the SIL of my Panget explain it to me so I would understand the movie. I was wondering though - since it was a Nic Cage movie with appearances of Aaron Eckhart, James Franco, Lee Lee Sobeiski and Ellen Burstyn - I thought the movie was doing to be good. Unfortunately - it wasn't. It was a really bad movie - I guess because I really didn't get what the movie was all about! But to save the night from disaster - we headed to Mien San for dinner. It's located along Gilmore Avenue/Ortigas Avenue just right after Santolan Road. They serve authentic (daw) Taiwanese cuisine. Their noodle soups, dry noodle, and dumplings are really good! It's also easy on the budgegt. A full meal for 3 people will cost you roughly P480.00. As my mom would say in fookien 'Wu siok, wu kiok!' (cheap yet a good deal)

My Panget's SE P990i

SE P990i I wasn't allowed to post the pictures and an entry last Monday because my Panget has still not given a press release to his friends that he already owns the new (and highly coveted) Sony Ericsson P990i. Yes, it was bought on impulse, and yes - I did not convince him otherwise. My Panget has been waiting for this phone more than a year now. He has been raving all about it since gawd knows when! And when finally - it arrived, he was all smiles and getting impulsive as the days passed. He always challenged on getting it right away, and foturnately - he was able to control himself. But last Sunday - it was different - we visited the Globe shop in Podium and when we asked if they had the phone on stock - well, yes they did - all hell broke loose and the rest? Well, the rest was history. I insisted to take this picture.. Have fun Panget! Enjoy your new phone! :) Tata!

Definitely seeing RED!

This is my first attempt in capturing food images. forgive the amateur-ness as they were taken by my SE K750i Chile an Seabass Black Cod Mango Cheesecake I was invited by my friend to have lunch in RED at the Makati Shangri-La. It was quite weird since I am familiar with the hotel, I never got the chance to sample the dishes in the said restaurant. To be honest, I've never heard of anyone rave on this restaurant, but since it looked promising - I kept an open mind. The bread smelled heavenly - it had bacon bits and some nuts! The butter and tomato spread were great because they went away with the oridnary butter. We were then served with the appetizers, and guess what we had! Foie Gras Creme Brulee - it was fan-tastic! Absolutely, delicious. I couldn't even find the words to describe it - it was THAT good! Wow! (I seldom say that wow, wow!) The plating was eye catching and at the same time practical. They were served in long narrow plates which you can pu

Baking again..

Yesterday, I was up at 9:00am - yes, I was up unbelievably early again. Why? Well, I wanted to try out the delicious Apple Crisp recipe I got from the Baking Demo I attended, and so I had to be up early to prepare! I think after the Baking Demo with the Master herself - Lori Baltazar , I again had the urge to bake.. :) Thanks Lori!! :) I started quite late since I was dilly dallying and playing around with the dogs. Don't worry - I'm quite OC thus, I've washed my hands numerous times before baking the Apple Crisp. And the verdict? It was wonderful! Quite sweet, but nevertheless - wonderful! I loved it! I don't eat what I bake - but this time - I'm eating it until the last crumb!! I love it!! (Thanks to Glo!!) I had to give my Panget a small portion - and he liked it. Although he commented that 'Matamis na yung loob, matamis pa yung labas, kaya matamis!' Ang labo right? Well, since I followed the recipe, I think I need to lessen the sugar

Hakot at the Aranaz Sale

Kath, is my ever reliable shopping buddy - with her, EVERYTHING is possible. Yes, everything! Imagine shopping amidst the snow in Beijing's outdoor Silk Market! We were literally holdoing on to one another for dear life since we were both slpping because of the ice on the pavement!! When everyone else wanted to laze around the apartment, she was the only one who went shopping with me to get a bag that I so desired. She will forver be one of my 'perfect' shopping buddies! Just the other day, she sent me a text message informing me of the Aranaz Bag sale - the items will be priced from Php500.00 up. Not a bad deal for Aranaz bag right? And so we spoke and agreed to go together first thing in the morning Saturday. She specifically told me to be at her house early so that we will reach the store at exactly 10:00 in the morning. She says that she wants to have a look at the goods on sale and not be left with 'leftovers'. For the 2nd time this month - I was fo

Remembering 9/11

Where were you when you heard of the attack? This is one of the instances in a person's life that one will forever remember. Where you were, what you were doing that exact same moment. We all won't ever forget that tragedy. I remember it was a Tuesday or a Thursday night, I know it because it was a massage night and I was going to have one that night - I was in my mom's room and we turned on the TV. We were flipping through the channels and then we saw dark smoke coming out of one of the buildings of the WTC towers. My mom asked me what movie that was, I was confused because I knew the channel was not a movie channel but a news channel. I told her CNN - and we watched in disbelief on what occured next. We thought that it was just an accident. Maybe the plane was already in trouble that's why it accidentally hit one of the towers. For sure everyone was glued to their TV sets. I remember clearly - I was texting friends on what was happening. Some were kidding

Four years ago Today..

For years ago today, I was on my way to Beijing to study Mandarin. It wa the first time in my entire life that I will be away from my family annd friends. I've made this decision of leaving while I was still in 2nd year High School. I swore that after college, I will go o Beijing to learn Mandarin. And I did. Four years ago today, I met some great people who I now consider great friends because of the bond that we shared while in Beijing. We were all together to witness the growth of one another. And I am proud to say that up until now - we're still the same Dong Wang girls. Happy 4th Anniversary to our Friendship, girls!! I love you all!! Happy 4th Anniversary to the Beijing Chickens... :) I miss Dong Wang , I miss Beijing, I miss the HotPot restaurant behind the Canadian Embassy, I miss the Gong Bao Ji Tin, I miss everything there...

They have finally arrived!!

After waiting for about 2 weeks! My scissor type nippers have arrived!!! :) I will not harrow anymore whenever I need to cut out excess skin from my fingers cause theses babies are the best nippers ever!! I swear, they really are!! This is what they look like: For those interested, I have a couple I can sell to you guys.. Tata!!

Goodbye Pork!!

My quest to lose weight has led me to cut rice out of my diet. I've tried SBD and was successful, not I am giving up Pork. Yes, you read it right. My ever bright and wonderful brother has suggested this to me last week, he said that since I was able to successfully cut rice out - the next good thing was to cut either Beef or Pork. This was a no brainer since I am now a fan of beef! So pork was the most obvious choice. No more porkchops, pork siomai, spareribs, spam, asado, liempo, adobo, pata-tim and a whole lot more! But despite all these mouthwatering dishes, I know I can do it. I believe I can do it! Wish me luck guys!! :) Goodbye Pork!! :)

Cafe Ysabel

Whenever dinner is nearing (and it's a weekend) - my Panget and I are usually drained out with thinking of where to eat. This has been a big problem since we got together. It seems - our minds have run out of thinking of where to eat! We've exhausted all our efforts to think of a place to eat that we've resorted to asking the ever reliable - Kath to help us out. Kath, has been very patient with us, especially when we randomly call her out of the blue (meaning in the middle of the night) to ask where to eat at a certain area. And last night - was no exception. We asked for a good resto in the Greenhills - Ortigas - Pasig area. All I could think about was Cafe Juanita in Pasig! But my Panget insisted on eating somewhere else. Kath told us to try out Cyma - at the 5/F of the Shangri-La Mall - but that was the place where I ate at the night before with my college buddies. And so we were left with no choice but maybe to settle for QC food - an a few seconds came the b

Whatta weekend!

This is the first weekend ever - that I was not able to wake-up late! It was such a hectic weekend for me, but nevertheless - I enjoyed every minute of it!!:) Saturday - Well, I got up at 9:30am because of a text message I received from Shirley and Carol - asking me to contact them (somehow) we had a problem of who was going to check-in at Astoria. Well, it's along story - and to cut it short - we had 'the' best discount ever and I was able to check-in. Don't ask me how I did it, bottom line was - I did it! (again..) my Panget told me the night before that he was going to pick me up at 11:00am sharp. Knowing that I take my time in bathing and fixing up - he demanded that I should be ready by 11:00am. And I was - I was telling myself to hasten whatever it was I was doing - and by 10:45am I was done. I'd already brought my overnight and gym bag down, the gift was already wrapped - everything was already done. And I waited. Waited until about 11:30am - my Pan