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Quick Bites

Christmas is over just like that. I have been spending the past few days in slumberland (damn sleeping patterns) and I have this insatiable appetite for snoozing lately.
And nope, it's not time for a year end recap. Not yet. But before the new year begins, let me give you my second to the last…
“And I, infinitesima­l being,  drunk with the great starry void,  likeness, image of mystery,  I felt myself a pure part of the abyss,  I wheeled with the stars,  my heart broke loose on the wind.”

― Pablo Neruda100 Love Sonnets

Most people ask, "Why now?" It doesn't really matter w…

Christmas 2012 Wish List

(1) Limited edition and signed Wooden Print of a photo of Adam Lazzara and John Nolan (by Dirk Mai) during Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary tour. I don't know if there are any left, last time I read, there were only 6 pieces of these. But a girl can dream~
(2) Au…

The topsy-turvy world of Pan de Amerikana

Me and friends from work found another place that could satisfy our late morning cravings that's classified nowhere near fast food! You probably heard of this place from some friend or a friend of a friend, aptly described as that upside down restaurant in Quezon City. Welcome to Pan de Amerik…

Instagram, finally!

[Edit: 04/30/2013] I deleted my Instagram account today.
[Edit: 05/19/2013] I made a new account just because.

Remember that How much does a hipster weigh joke? Haha. No? Okay.

I discovered Instagram way back 2010, I think, and back then it was for iPhone users only. Apparently, Instagra…

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

[02/11/13 Edit: Read my detailed blog post about Vanilla Cupcake Bakery here.]

Went to the mall earlier after work to buy a case for my phone, failed to find a phone case I like, and instead went home with 3 cupcakes from Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in Glorietta. Hahaha. Since I was in a rush, I wasn…

Quick Bites: Desserts Edition

Since I am such a sucker for sweets, anything from sapin-sapin to key lime pie to Kinder Bueno, here's a list of desserts/sweets that I've tasted in the past month or so and truly liked love.
1. J.Co Donuts & Coffee's Heaven Berry

There's a reason why you have to spend 30 minute…

SoulPancake Sunday

I think truth is a relative term. I think the whole question is subjective.
There are accepted truths out there that applies to you but not to me. There is also the truth or the real story of things. I find it difficult to explain but I'm oddly intrigued by how I would put everything into word…

The internet is wishing me well, I think?

I was supposed to blog about a restaurant we've been to last week but my mind got preoccupied with tweaking things here in my blog. As I was uploading pictures on Tinypic, I got these two Solve Media CAPTCHAs in succession.
I can't help but laugh. Is this a sign? A warning? Or just a mere …

CraftMNL's DIY Glass Etching Workshop

Thought I wouldn't make it to last Saturday's CraftMNL Glass Etching workshop in New Manila. I was quite tired from work, had a few minutes of rest, Cubao traffic was el terible and I was not really familiar with New Manila. Hehe. I still made it in one piece but I was very late. My apolog…