I have been co-babysitting my cute and bright inaanak for 2 days now. Yeah! Drains my energy more than anything else, but the experience is just priceless.

I have been co-babysitting my cute and bright inaanak for 2 days now. Yeah! Drains my energy more than anything else, but the experience is just priceless.

I miss jogging. :))
(via errajhoy)

I miss jogging. :))

(via errajhoy)

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errajhoy said:

What more could I say??? Thanks to my BEST boy bud, Jose Ma. G. Perez. Thank you for all the advises , the love, the humor, the foods and all the experiences that you’ve shared with me. 

I wish you all the best. Continue to be the BEST. Be ORIGINAL, be YOU. ;) 

Don’t forget to keep in touch. We will be building BRIDGES, not WALLS. <3<3<3

No iPhone5, Just iPhone4S

There have been a lot of tittle-tattle earlier this year about Apple releasing iPhone5 together with the highly-anticipated iOS5 (I’m speaking on behalf of iOS device users when I said highly-anticipated) come fall. It’s indeed just a tittle-tattle, a gossip, a speculation. Not true.

Today, (October 4 in the US) Apple held “Let’s Talk iPhone" to launch iOS5 and the new iPhone variant, iPhone4S. Though I am more excited with the iOS5 for my iPhone4, and that I am not planning of getting a new phone/iPhone anytime soon, I am slightly disappointed that it’s not iPhone5.

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Is this normal? Britney Spears just followed me. Homaygash! O.o

Is this normal? Britney Spears just followed me. Homaygash! O.o

Pedring’s Weak

The typhoon, internationally known as Nesat, is indeed weak as equated to the dreadful Ondoy aka Ketsana. But that’s not what I mean when I said Pedring is weak.

That there is fewer death count (35 vs Ondoy’s 300+) is something that makes it powerless over the Philippines. Yes, it may have showed strength through the gigantic waves in Manila Bay, the submerging of a number of locations, the immobilization in a lot of areas, and the destruction to many properties, but, Pedring took less lives.

This recent calamity is weak because we, Filipinos, are better prepared now. We have probably learned from previous catastrophes that rendered us helpless. During the climax of Pedring’s onslaught, people heeded the authorities when they were asked to evacuate. The government has been very prompt to respond to the needs of our fellow all through out and after the natural occurrence. More and more of us are getting equipped with what we need to do in times like this.

The aftermath will always be the more difficult part but if we were able to surpass Ondoy, then we can nail standing up again after Pedring.

It will not be the last typhoon to hit us. Another one is up coming. But the Filipinos learned better and better from each trial given by nature. We will go beyond these things because we now can.

God bless the Philippines!

SuperNova Weekends 1: Caleb’s 10th Birthday

'SuperNova Weekends' is all about our adventures, which are mostly during weekends, when we go to Novaliches to visit our Tita Beth and our cousins.

This video was taken last September 3, 2011. It was actually my Papa’s birthday. My dad is not here anymore. He died 2 years ago but, of course, we still commemorate the years he spent with us on a regular basis.

That weekend, we went to Novaliches to celebrate Caleb’s 10th Birthday which will be 2 days after.

We watched “The Happening” the first few hours after we arrived. That is the reason why you will hear the movie title quite a couple times in the video.

After that, we did our usual routine which is to play ANYTHING with our niece, Jannei. I don’t want to spoil it, so just watch to know what we played that day.

Of course, this will not be the last. Though finding time to edit the videos is kind of difficult, I’ll definitely post more SuperNova Weekends in the future.

Enjoy!

The Dulce de Leche Review
This isn&#8217;t really a formal review but just an opinion about Pan de Manila&#8217;s Dulce de Leche bread.
Dulce de Leche, for someone who has a sweet tooth like me, is a well-respected pastry. Leche is a spanish word for milk. Having leche flan as one of my favorites, I know for a fact that when we incorporate the word leche to a food, it does not just have milk, it&#8217;s supposed to be sweeeeeet.
From Wikipedia, Dulce de Leche is a thick, caramel-like milk-based sauce or spread. Yey! It&#8217;s supposed to be sweeeeet.
I bought two during my lunch so I&#8217;ll have something to eat on my last break (which was just a while ago). I gave one to my Tita Erra as an advanced &#8216;belated&#8217; birthday gift. She thanked me via Twitter and I quote:

Wala na bang dagdag? Nalasan ko ng konti (konti lang :(( ) ang tamis ng #DulcedeLeche kasi panira yung sipon ko eh. :)))

Oh my, this bread I just bought must really be very very sweet thus good.
And so I tasted mine.
First bite, "Nah, not that sweet but maybe it will get sweeter when I reached the middle."
Few more bites, "Uhmm. This is the part where I&#8217;m supposed to be speechless (like what I do when I savor a well-made delish leche flan)."
Last bite, "That&#8217;s it? That&#8217;s Pan de Manila&#8217;s Dulce de Leche?"
My thoughts on the word leche is correct. The definition of Wikipedia for Dulce de Leche is correct. However, Tita Erra&#8217;s comment, at this moment of sickness, may not be an accurate one. But it is still supposed to be sweet.
For P40, I expected a lot from that offering. I honestly thought it&#8217;d be like a Bavarian doughnut or Vjandep&#8217;s Pastel which has some sort of sauce in the middle. That sauce, oozing out when you get to the center, is gratifying. I didn&#8217;t know that the Dulce de Leche part is just the drizzles on top.
In fairness to Pan de Manila, their breads are fantastic. I think they considered their customer&#8217;s health when they first created this item in their menu. It should be sweet but not too sweet so diabetic customer can enjoy it as well. Just a thought. And I agree with that.
Well then, if you prefer a bread with the filling, go with Bavarian or Pastel. This one is just a teaser for the heaven that a real Dulce de Leche can bring.
(This photo is not mine. It&#8217;s from here.)

The Dulce de Leche Review

This isn’t really a formal review but just an opinion about Pan de Manila’s Dulce de Leche bread.

Dulce de Leche, for someone who has a sweet tooth like me, is a well-respected pastry. Leche is a spanish word for milk. Having leche flan as one of my favorites, I know for a fact that when we incorporate the word leche to a food, it does not just have milk, it’s supposed to be sweeeeeet.

From Wikipedia, Dulce de Leche is a thick, caramel-like milk-based sauce or spread. Yey! It’s supposed to be sweeeeet.

I bought two during my lunch so I’ll have something to eat on my last break (which was just a while ago). I gave one to my Tita Erra as an advanced ‘belated’ birthday gift. She thanked me via Twitter and I quote:

Wala na bang dagdag? Nalasan ko ng konti (konti lang :(( ) ang tamis ng #DulcedeLeche kasi panira yung sipon ko eh. :)))

Oh my, this bread I just bought must really be very very sweet thus good.

And so I tasted mine.

First bite, "Nah, not that sweet but maybe it will get sweeter when I reached the middle."

Few more bites, "Uhmm. This is the part where I’m supposed to be speechless (like what I do when I savor a well-made delish leche flan)."

Last bite, "That’s it? That’s Pan de Manila’s Dulce de Leche?"

My thoughts on the word leche is correct. The definition of Wikipedia for Dulce de Leche is correct. However, Tita Erra’s comment, at this moment of sickness, may not be an accurate one. But it is still supposed to be sweet.

For P40, I expected a lot from that offering. I honestly thought it’d be like a Bavarian doughnut or Vjandep’s Pastel which has some sort of sauce in the middle. That sauce, oozing out when you get to the center, is gratifying. I didn’t know that the Dulce de Leche part is just the drizzles on top.

In fairness to Pan de Manila, their breads are fantastic. I think they considered their customer’s health when they first created this item in their menu. It should be sweet but not too sweet so diabetic customer can enjoy it as well. Just a thought. And I agree with that.

Well then, if you prefer a bread with the filling, go with Bavarian or Pastel. This one is just a teaser for the heaven that a real Dulce de Leche can bring.

(This photo is not mine. It’s from here.)

Birthday Shout Outs

This was shot morning and evening of September 19, 2011, a day after my birthday. I refrained from responding to the greetings given to me via facebook and twitter because I want my reply to be as full of effort as this.

And yes, I’m this appreciative and talkative. :)

This is how my station looked like when I arrived this morning.

Someone (in the name of @errajhoy…Haha!) has been texting me teasers over the weekend, that she’ll be giving me something for my birthday. I did not really expect it would be this many.

Her surprise package includes:

  • Nesvita (as she thought I need fiber to drain down all these sweets)
  • Pastillas
  • Ube
  • Leche Flan (it’s my favorite)
  • An Angry Bird mini-lamp (cuteee)
  • A Mug with a printing of Albert Einstein’s words to the wise (loved it so much…)

Thank you ‘Tita’ Erra… you are such a sweet, pretty (LOL), tiny (SuperLOL) woman! You are one of the best girlalu friends I have. Love ya! Advanced Happy Birthday to you! Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!