Sunday, December 14, 2008

Birthday Cake

The finished product of my chocolate moist cake. I got a SMS frm a friend and would like to order a chocolate moist cake as a birthday gift for his friend. Isn't it cute? I took baking class few months ago until now. The reason is because I have passion in cooking specially in baking. So why not have this training and turned it into business? finally I got some orders from friends.. How I wish I will have more orders to come =) Feel free to contact me if you want some cakes for your party... ..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Table Skirting

I never thought table skirting is so easy. I learned it from my culinary class. Here is the shot. I had a lot photos in here but I only post one. Before, I don't how to make one, I thought it was so hard and complicated. Some of my classmates find it so hard. It made me think if you are interested in one thing you can easily understand and apply it. I enjoy doing the table skirting that day...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Rivermaya Band in GENSAN

It's Foam party again in Gensan! Lets party like a rockstar. Rivermaya Band was here in Gensan yesterday November 28, 2008 in celebration of Nationwide concert series Oktoberfest 120 with the major sponsor San Miguel Beer. I watched it with my friends. Thanks to my friend "Star" who gave me a complimentary ticket. The entrance fee was P100.00 inclusive 1 San Miguel Beer.

Rivermaya Band has a new vocalist Jayson Fernandez. He is a good performer. It was held in East Asia Royale Hotel at the parking lot. I haven't took much photos as my digital camera runs out of battery.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Gift

Sometimes it's nice to give something to someone that is very useful. I have a chinese friend who are twins and they are celebrating their natal day. I bought some books as my gift for them. Even if they are twins, they have different hobbies, likes, collections, dreams, etc. The other one have a strong personality who enjoy reading and collecting books specially John Grisham. The other one has a passion in cooking and had a bunch of recipes books collections, whew! We are more vibes because I'm a frustrated chef and she teached me a lot of tips and even gave me some ingredients which I don't have in our kitchen. Anyway, we are neighbors, lol! They are so nice, have an open-heart, cool, god-fearing, generous, friendly and strike anywhere . They are one in a million friends. That is why we always treasure and nourish our friendship.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

True Friendship

I made this video last year. A compilation of photos with my friends. Time flies by swiftly. What we have go through from laughters, tears , pains and success is still fresh on my mind. In this time how can we find friends and friendships which are true and trustable. Friendships involve recognition or familiarity with another's personality. Friends must share likes and dislikes, interest, views, passion of their life and world. This gives a lot of recognition with the person whom we need have friendship.

True friendship involves action. Doing something for someone else while expecting nothing in return; sharing thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement or negative criticism. True friendship involves relationships. Friendship takes time - time to get to know each other, time to build shared memories, time to invest in each other's growth.Trust is essential to true friendship. We all need someone with whom we can share our lives, thoughts, feelings, and frustrations. We need to be able to share our deepest secrets with someone, without worrying that those secrets will end up on the Internet the next day! In true friendship, there is no backbiting, no negative thoughts, no turning away. A real true friendship offers helping hands to the friends who are in trouble. Real and true friendship involves freedom of choice, accountability, truth, and forgiveness. Real friendship looks at the heart, not just the "packaging." Genuine friendship loves for love's sake, not just for what it can get in return.

Let's try to get more true friendships in this earth.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

My friends and I certainly enjoyed the movie. We laugh out so loud.Whew! A giraffe in love with a hippo, a zebra with an identity crisis, a lion desperate to win his newfound daddy's respect . I also like the song "I Like to Move It." The synopsis - Hoping to return to New York via a penguin-piloted plane, the four animal friends crash land in the plains of Africa.

Here are the Characters and their personality:

Alex the lion is a star in New York. He is the king.
Gloria born and raised in the Central Park Zoo. Smart and independent woman who knows what she wants and knows how to get it.
Melman the hypochrondiac giraffe was transferred to the Central Park Zoo as a young adult.
Marty the Zebra is a dreamer and an adventurer.
Penguins my favorite spend their days planning an escape..hehe!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Meaning of Blog. Definition of Blogging. Definition of Blogger.

Definition of "blog:" A blog is a journal (online diary) made available on the Internet/web by any individual. Most blogs are maintained by people who know nothing about web site design or development.

Meaning of "blogger:" A "blogger" is a person who has and maintains a blog.

Meaning of "blogging?" "Blogging" is the active updating of a blog by the person who maintains the postings (usually a non-professional).

Definition of "blog postings:" Information posted on a blog is usually in chronological order with the most recent additions featured first.

What is a "weblog?:" The original term, a WebBlog is just another name for a blog. The term "blog" evolved from "web log.

Define Phlog: A Phlog (also known as a photo log) is a collection of photographs, photos, pictures and/or images posted by the "blogger" to a blog for the world to see.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Day of the Dead, All souls Day

All Souls is the day to remember, offer prayers to our departed relatives and friends. All Soul's day is on November 2, just after the All saint's Day. It is an official holiday of the Catholic Calendar.

It is our practiced to visit our love one's in a cemetery. We offered prayers, candles and flowers. We also brought some food since we stayed longer for us to have something to eat. Some It's like picnic for them. Some stayed overnight. We arrived at 5 pm and went home at 1 p.m..

Forest Lake Memorial Cemetery

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wish List

Do you have any wish? Every one of us have a wish list.. Some are shallow... Some are impossible to have it. But nothing wrong in wishing right? It's better to dream and wish since its for free... Here are my WISH LIST......

* do not let my possessions "own" me.
* to own a KitchenAid
* take one step forward and no steps back
* work with person I've always admired.
* trust my instinct
* Master the Internet specially the technical side.
* Travel Europe once again
* buy a house
* spin a plate on a stick
* study culinary in France
* save a life
* make a love match between two favorite friends
* over come my shyness
* swim with dolphins
* write a song
* experience fame
* have my own balloons shop
* earn more money than my parents did
* Pilot a helicopter ( Naks!)
* start drinking decaffeinated coffee
* learn sign language
* eat less meat
*lose some weight
* have my own cake shop
* see all my wishes come true
* be careful what i wish for......

What are your wish? Would you mind to share it with me? *winks*

Monday, October 27, 2008

First Nephew

Baby Bruce is our first nephew in the family. He is love by everybody. His angelic face makes his grandpa and grandma so joyful. Bruce is now 8 months old. =)

The Success of 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit

I had fun during the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit. It was a huge success. Great speakers with superb presentation, freebies -wohhaa! great sashimi night cocktails. I've learned a lot from this Summit. The importance of this summit or shall I say blogging is informing people about what's going on in Mindanao not only Mindanao but worldwide. Most participants were from General Santos City , Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and guests from Manila. Mostly of the participants were newbie in blogosphere.

Got a lot of shots and met a lot of new friends. Finally I met in person Kuya Avel Manansala aka Bariles , Hector M. and lot more. Here are some of the photos.

My souvenir from 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit at Family Country Hotel, General Santos City - October 25-26, 2008

25 minutes before the program start

from right ( Joana, Ice, Josh and I)

My new Mindanao Online Media friends

My ever favorite Sashimi =)

Hector Minoza family

Thursday, October 23, 2008

USB Turntable the Great Gadget


Good news! If you are music lover just like me and had a bunch of old collections USB turntable is answer to transfer or convert all the old records into CDs, iPod, MP3 or any other digital files. It is user's friendly. All you have to do is plug USB Turntable right into your PC. It has USB cable provided to convert easily. No hassle at all. It has a dustcover, all cables and software needed is being included to improve the quality of the recording. Wonderful isn't it? Have to get one for myself to save all my old records. Get one for yourself too.

Grab your USB Turntable now and save those old records and bring into digital world.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finally got my MBS2 E-Pass. Thanks!

Haven't checked my email for couple of days. I was so elated when I got my MBS2 E-pass. Yehey! Can't wait for that day to come.. I felt so bad that I was not able to attend the MBS2 ( Mindanao Blogger's Summit 2) volunteer meeting... Been busy lately and too many out of town activities..

Thank you to the following Sponsors for making 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit possible:

NOKIA (Philippines), Inc.
Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr.
Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Bariles Republic

ACLC-Skeptron Ventures, Inc.
Gregoria Printing Press
International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Grab A Crab Restaurant and Coffee Club 101

Asia United Bank
NoKiAHOST.COM - P5/day Philippines Webhosting
Family Country Hotel and Convention Center
East Asia Royale Hotel

GensanSALE.COM - AnyThings for Sale in Gensan
Blogging from Home Book
Pacific Seas Seafood Market
Shalom-Crest Wizard Academy
Generals Logimark Exponent
Prints and You
Sta. Cruz Seafood, Inc.
Dellosa Design Builders, Inc.
Forest Lake San Carlos
Rolees Bakery & Cafe

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Personalized Flash Drives for Christmas

Personalized Flash Drives

Is it so amazing now that we can Customized our Flash Drives ? Good news isn't it specially Christmas is coming and it's a perfect gift for everyone specially for those students because it's very handy, your choice of 14 colors, engrave your name, business/school logo's, you can bring it anywhere and stored and upload important data everywhere you go. Most importantly to back up your files as well. We can even choose for the available themes we want and put our name on it. Available in 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. I'm so happy that this came out to the market. It's a perfect Christmas gift for my brother who loves music and photography. It will be easier for him to save and send data. I have to worry no more if what gift should I give. Thanks to pexagontech for having this kind of product.

If you want to know and learn more about these products try to visit their website . Enjoy viewing and get one for yourself, friends and family. What are you waiting for? Get your Customized Flash Drive now. Perfect Gift for this upcoming yuletide season.

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My Best Friend's Girl

My cousin Toni and I went to see this movie tonight. We find it hilarious but some was way too offensive . Dane Cook is a real asshole in the film. Kate is adorable as ever & very funny. Jason Biggs is a lot of fun too. Alec Baldwin's character was just plain creepy. It has lots of raw/naughty humor but it's a great laugh!! With today's problems who can't use a good laugh? Running time is about 1 hour and 43 minutes.

The story is about Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis (Kate) is the girl of Dustin's dreams. But after only five weeks of dating, the love-struck Dustin is coming on so strong that Alexis is forced to slow things down permanently. Devastated and desperate to get her back, Dustiwn turns to his best friend, Tank, the rebound specialist. A master at seducing and offending women, Tank gets hired by freshly dumped guys to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives--an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus. But when Tank works his magic on Alexis, he ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Alexis is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and a strange new attraction to his best friend's girl.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Creative Blogger Award

I'm feel honored when Popcorn gave this TAG to me =) Thanks sis!

The rules are:
* The winner may put the logo on his or her blog.
* Put a link to the person you got the award from.
* Nominate five blogs.
* Put links to the blogs.
* Leave a message to the nominees.

I'll just pass these on to other bloggers who are obviously deserve it: Iceah , Berry , Bena , The Blog Presher , Edelweiza and Maicel

22 infant milk brands to 'black list' from BFAD

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) added Wednesday 22 brands of infant milk powder to its "black list" of melamine-tainted products to avoid.

In a newspaper ad on the Philippine Star, the BFAD said this brought to 24 the number of products that consumers should avoid and report to authorities.

"Beware of these products! Alagaan ang kalusugan (Protect our health). If you see any of these products please call the BFAD (at) 8425606, 8070721, 8070725," it said in its message.

The BFAD said the 22 products were based on an advisory from the Philippine embassy in Beijing.

Last week, the BFAD found positive for melamine Greenwood Yili Fresh Milk and Mengniu Drink. The agency was expected to release the results of its further tests later Wednesday.

Citing the advisory from the Philippine embassy in Beijing, the BFAD said melamine was detected in the following brands of infant milk powder:

Sanlu (Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group Inc.); Panda Baby (Shanghai Panda Dairy Co. Ltd.); Syrutra (Syrutra International Inc.); Gucheng (Shanxi Gucheng Dairy Co. Ltd.); Hero (Jiangxi Bright & Hero Dairy C); Huimin/HMDP (Baoji Huimin Milk Co. Ltd.); Mengniu (Mengniu Dairy); Kocci (Duojiaduo Dairy Industry Tianjin Co. Ltd.); Yaahili (Guangdong Yashili Group Co. Ltd.); Nanshan Beiyi (Hunan Peiyi Dairy Co.); Heilongjiang Qining Dairy Co.); Yashili (Shanxi Yashili Dairy Co.); Jinbishi (Shenzhen Jinbishi Milk Co. Ltd.); Scient (Guangzhou Shien Dairy Co.); Jinding (Guangzhou Jinding Dairy Co.); Yili (Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co.); Ausmeadow (Ausmeadow Nutriment Co. Ltd.); Suncare (Aikeding, Qingdao Suncare Nutritional Technology Co. Ltd.); Yubao (Xi'an Baiyue Dairy Co. Ltd.); Leilei (Yantai Leilei Dairy Products Co. Ltd.); Baoanli (Shanghai Bao'anli Dairy Co. Ltd.) and Hikid (Fuding Chenguan Dairy Co. Ltd.)

Monday, October 6, 2008

General Santos City Photos

I'm on my way to culinary training while taking this shots. I took few photos of General Santos City. This is the place where I was born and grew up. It's a small and peaceful city.

Sydney Hotel

Roxas Blvd.

Post Office
Plaza ( Flower's display)

Monday, September 29, 2008

I am Joining the MBS2

I missed the MBS1. I am happy to know that there will be Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2 which will be held at Family Country Hotel Convention Center at the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, General Santos City on October 25-26, 2008. This time around I must join. Thank you Kuya Bariles for inviting and informing me. I am very much interested to learn more about blogging and meet new friends all over Mindanao. I also invite my cousin "Pastilan" and his wife " Iceah" since they are also active in blogging. There will be no registration fee and slots is very limited.. Hurry! Come and join the MBS2 now. For more details and to get some slots just visit GENSANTOS.COM See you guys around! Can't wait on that day to come.

The following MBS2 Sponsors are:

NOKIA (Philippines), Inc.
Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr.
Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Mindanao Bloggers
Bariles Republic

ACLC-Skeptron Ventures, Inc.

Asia United Bank
Family Country Hotel & Convention Center
East Asia Royale Hotel

Digital Filipino
Pacific Seas Seafood Market
Shalom-Crest Wizard Academy
Generals Logimark Exponent
< Prints and You
Sta. Cruz Seafood, Inc.
Dellosa Design Builders, Inc.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tomato Story

A friend of mine forwarded this to me. I just thought to share it with you and let me know what moral of the story did you realize....

A Jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft.
The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

'You are employed' he said. Give me your e-mail address and I'll send
you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.

The man replied 'But I don't have a computer, neither an email'.

'I'm sorry', said the HR manager. If you don't have an email, that
means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job.'

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only
$10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a
10Kg tomato crate.
He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours,
he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times,
and returned home with $60.

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go
everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled

Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet
of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US
He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan.
When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email.
The man replied,'I don't have an email.'
The broker answered curiously, 'You don't have an email, and yet have
succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been
if you had an e mail?!!' The man thought for a while and replied,
'Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!'

So, if we work hard even without using internet we can be a millionaire =) So i'm going to start selling tomatoes. haha! How about you?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How to Make Gumpaste

This weekend I took Gumpaste Flower Making Course for two days since I have passion in baking why not taking this course. It will add beauty to my cake decoration. I post here one of the finished product I made which is the red rose. Our mentor let us used air brush to enhance the color. Cute isn't it? Here is the recipe if you want to make one at your home. It's very easy.


2 tbsp. Unflavored Gelatin
2/3 cups Cold water
8 cups Confectioner's Sugar


1. Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the cold water and stir until well blended. Allow gelatin to set.
2. When set, put the mixture on top of a double boiler and cook until gelatin is fully dissolved. Do not use wire whisk so that gelatin will not pick-up air.
3. Measure powdered sugar in a clean table. Make a well at the center and pour gelatin mixture.
4. Stir in the powdered sugar into the liquid. Knead until smooth and pliable. Add powdered sugar if necessary.
5. Store in airtight container.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friendship Tag

We need Friends for many reasons,

all throughout the season.

We need Friends to comfort us when we are sad,

and to have fun with us when we are glad.

We need Friends to give us good advice,

We need someone we can count on,

and treat us nice.

We need Friends to remember us

one we have passed sharing memories

that will always last.

Stuff Toy Collections

Cleaning up my photo folder today and I came across to this photo of my stuff toy collections which I took last year. Some are not included here, but my most favorite are my big Teddy Bear and those small teddy. Some are gift to me from my relatives and friends. Few of them which I bought. Last week I brought couple of my stuff toys to a Laundry shop for cleaning. Now they smells good..

Do you also collect or give your love one's a cutie stuff toys?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Out of Town in Glan Gumasa Photos

I was on baking class when my cellphone vibrate. Got a text from my friend kane telling me that we'll go to Gumasa Beach overnight at 4 pm. It is 45 minutes from my City. So I replied "YES" I'll join with them. It was 9 of us there. We had some BBQ party at the beach, played some cards. Few didn't join including myself and it's not my cup of tea playing cards with money involve. So I just joyfully watched them. I love Gumasa beach so much, water is lucid, white sand and wonderful sunset. We slept around 3 A.M. and woke up at 6;30 A.M. Some went to the beach and few of us prepared our breakfast. After taking our breakfast, we continued playing the card game without money involve this time. I attach here some photos of the beach, view on our way home and the tent where I slept.

What can you say to this wonderful beach? For sure if you guys are there you won't think twice to jump into the water..Have a nice day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Seafood Lovers

I’m fun collecting recipes that's why I'm currently on my culinary training right now. I'm searching for a recipe which the main ingredient is a shrimp. If you have shrimps preparation in your table it's considered special viand here in Philippines. Luckily, I came across to a cook off website which is Great American Seafood Cook Off 2008. Wow! There were five Chef’s competing. All recipes are great. I prefer and choose Louisiana Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet by Chef Brian Landry in Louisiana because I’m a shrimp lover and I find it easy to prepare the ingredients is easy to find here in my city. It’s also perfect to prepare for your family and friends. Surely, 100% they will love this scrumptious food. I can’t wait to try this one. I just cast my vote to the recipe which I really like. . I'll just alter Michelob Amber beer to save some cost into a soda. Cool isn’t it? I love the herbs being used on this recipe as well. Using domestic seafood can help our economy rise, we can assure that it's fresh, very nutritious, affordable and delicious.

If you love to cook for your family, why don’t you visit the site and try their recipes and cast your votes as well. I assured you that you won’t regret because you have also a chance to win a Trip to New Orleans. Isn’t it great? What are you waiting for? Come and vote now!


Friday, September 12, 2008

My New Slipper

Went to the mall today to buy slipper. This are my choices. I need one because my favorite havaianas was being destroyed. Can you guess which one I bought? I know you are not son or daughter of famous fortune teller , just make a wild...wild...wild guess... *winks*

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Elusive Woman

I was amazed when I opened my Friendster account in comments section and I saw this one. I find it so cute and decided to upload here on my blog. My friend Shawie who post it, she's my classmate and friend during elementary years . Thank you Sha, I LOVE IT! *winks*

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tag from Nanay Belen

I was so elated when I got this TAG from Nanay Belen =) It made my day! You are so kind . Thank you very much sis.First here's the rules...The rules of the award are:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.Now I pass this tag to iceah, berryblitz, nanaybelen, edelweiza , maicel , kumagcow , dhemz , gensan , Monika's Corner , Bariles
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