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Jobelle’s Belated Birthday Cake

It was Jobelle’s birthday last April 9 and since I can’t be there with her to celebrate it in Japan… I made a miniature birthday cake! :)

I started with this. Actually, without the swirls on the edge. :D
It’s green because Jobelle likes green (I don’t know why! Sabi niya dati pink. haha)

 

If you slice up the cake, you will get this:

I added some cherries on top. :)

 


Here are the three slices I made.
I plan to put eyepins at the back of it and make it into a cellphone charm or keychain.

 

and finally. :)
Happy birthday!

^___^v

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gonna start packing! Adventure mode ON!

I really like the feeling of going into a different country. It is like meeting a new person.

This Sunday, I shall be flying to Singapore and frankly, I’m really excited. Actually, I’m going there on a two-week training, not a vacation. ;}. I’m going to give my best here, as always. According to Vincent, one of my friends who’s already there, the company has put us in a hotel near the Burgis Station of their train line. Oh! It’s also nice to know that they also call their trains, the MRT and LRT ;))

Check out the map Vincent gave me, he said it’d be useful when I decide to switch into Adventure Mode. You see, the company gave us money for taxi transportation to go to the office every week day. But frankly, I’d rather take the train or the buses. I want to feel what’s it like to be submerged in the daily life in Singapore.

 

Singapore MRT and LRT Map

 

My dear old yaya, Ate Dalen, was able to to go there and stayed there for about a year as a helper. I asked her if she still remembered her old employers, maybe I could meet them and show them some more recent of Ate Dalen. She used to always tell me that her Singaporean employers were very kind. They even gave her a set of gold jewelry as a gift before she went back to the Philippines.

 

Ate Dalen's ring from her old employers.

 

Right now I’m trying to map out the country, considering that you could literally go around in it in just one day (without shopping of course). Stanley, one of my college friends, has suggested for us to go on a tour! I can’t wait to see how the world is like there. Even if we’re all under the same sky, for me it’s still different. Aside from the wonder of the place, I also can’t wait to see my old friends who are now living and working there. :] (Corkee, sana wag lang SC2 ang gawin nating libangan pag dating ko dun, please :P. )

RIGHT! So, I’ll be seeing you soon Singapore. :] I’m gonna start listing out things I need. Yes, I’ll have my SLR attached to my body. I’m even thinking of getting new lenses. Hmm. I’m going to really capture Singapore and its beauty that I keep hearing about.

Pero syempre for now, mahal ko pa rin ang Nihon. (Probably yun na talaga…) Sa nihon ako natututo mamuhay mag isa. Dun ako natuto mag luto, mag laba and not because I was ordered to do it, but because I have to for myself. :] Dun din ako pumayat. wahaha. At ang major reason ay dahil ang Nihon ay Nihon itself. :] aww. *hugs the personified japan*

:) Onward my sisters and brothers, to infinity!! ….

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let sleeping dogs lie

Max, our 3 month old, pure breed Golden Retriever, is full of energy. He’s so full of energy sometimes pagod nako, siya hindi pa. He would bite on stuff, he would run around, pounce around (I thought only Tigger did this?! I was misinformed!), playfully bite my hand, sniff crotches, pee and poop. He specially loves the towels, the slippers and some leaves sa bakuran namin.

It amuses me though, that even if Max is like a 2 year old kid na mabilis tumakbo and maingay, every thing is worth it pag niyayakap mo na siya. It’s worth it every time you see him obey a command, when he comes running to you pag uwi mo or when you call his name. His ears will flap about, and with his tongue hanging out he will run up to you and slobber all over you. haha!

Mahilig siya mang-damba .. iniisip ko nga, pano pag laki niya?! T_T He’ll be like 65-70lbs. Tapos he will perch on you?! O__O Hehe.

Max likes to sleep beside his Cookie Monster slipper. Kasi daw, it's his "sleeper"! ahehehe

When we finally get him to sleep sa cage niya, which is inside the house, we try to keep it down para hindi siya magising. Kasi super likot niya pag wala sa cage, pag nasa cage naman and nakikita niya na may tao pa na gising, he will bark and whine the whole time. So I get up from my laptop, and let him out. Lakad-lakad, tapos play with him a little, tapos hug him until antukin siya.

Kanina, nakalabas kasi ung tripod ng camera ko. I was trying to take a picture of him, pero madilim masyado sa house, kaya naka tripod ako (this statement makes sense, trust me). Tapos, while the tripod was around on my right side, may lumipad na ipis sa isang side ko!! So nagulat ako, napatayo and na-atrasan ko yung tripod ko – kung saan nakamount pa ung Nikon D80 ko.

Imagine my shock nung nakita ko na nahulog yung SLR ko, and natamaan yung cage ni Max kung san siya natutulog, then nahulog sa floor.

X______X

Anyway, he woke up and I had no choice but to take him out of the house. He was getting restless and ayaw tumahimik. When we got back inside, I put him back in his cage, distracting him with a treat and then nag wash up nako. Now, I’m blogging from my room sa taas, instead of sa baba. Max wants to grab your attention basta nakikita ka niya na awake. This little boy.

My camera, thankfully, was still okay. *whew* for a moment there, I swear huminto yung heart ko. T__T When I heard na may bumaksak na something sa likod ko, while pinapatay ko yung ipis…. lingon ako agad… tapos I saw the tripod and SLR sa sahig sa tabi nung cage ni Max … *noooo!!*. It was too unfortunate to happen. Haha.

Tomorrow, when I wake up, I’m gonna take Max out. We’re gonna play and do some basic obedience training again.

I wanted to enroll him sa basic training, pero it is ridiculously expensive. Even more expensive than the work na ginawa sakin kanina sa dentist! Fortunately, I happen to find a tutorial online, about how master trainers train show dogs. *puts on training cap* Come on Max, I choose you! ;))

Ayun, so DIY kami ngayon.

I’ll leave you now with a nice picture of Max sleeping, before the Ipis-incident.

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" taken literally and taken by heart.

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Epic – Live coverage of the rescue at Chile

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11489439

BBC Live Coverage of the Chilean Miners Rescue

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I’m watching this right now, from the other side of the world and I couldn’t be anymore proud of the human race. Even if I’m not there, and just witnessing this from here, I know I’m seeing something that’s going to be a very momentous part of history.

Cheers to the efforts of the rescuers and to all the Chilean miners!

 

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a new member of the family!

It wass 4:40PM and I want to go home para malaro ko na si Max – my 3 month old golden retriever.

We got him nung Sunday from a good family in Mapayapa Village in Quezon City. It was their first time to breed and sell a Golden Retriever.

It was around 4PM nung Sunday when Ate and I decided to go to QC and get the puppy. It was little late and I was also rushing to get back to Pasay City for the Adam Lambert concert. We didn’t know how to navigate around Quezon City yet, so I mainly depended on Google maps. Fortunately, I saw a possible route to the Mapayapa village. It was going through Luzon Avenue. So, I thought it was the best decision.

NOT!

O__O. I would NOT recommend Luzon Ave to anybody, especially if you have a car and you’re driving with your sister. The whole Luzon ave was … I don’t know, I could not even compare it to Edang Street in Pasay City. The road was very narrow, there were tricycles everywhere with tricycle drivers who are extremely rude, the wet and dry market was located throughout the whole road. It also seemed like cars were not common on that road because the pedestrians seem to be walking in the middle of the effing road!! I mean for crying out loud woman! TABI! So ayun, do not pass Luzon Ave if you can.

When we got there, we saw the owners/sellers (Aldwin and Cythia) of Almond (Max’s first name) and the place where Max spent his first three months. I saw his mother, who was already a full grown Golden Retriever, about 1 year and 5 months old. Ang laki! T__T Max is gonna be bigger than her. I also saw Max’s sister. :] aww.

Before we left, I asked if they could provide a towel that would be brushed against the fur of Max’s mother. So that at night, when Max goes to sleep, he won’t feel too lonely.

When we were about to leave, I was carrying Max. Aldwin and Cythia were saying goodbyes and it was sad to see them tearing up a little. Aldwin and Cynthia were still giving me some advice on how to care for Max, his allergies, his habits. Then they were talking to Max as if he were a real baby. It was really sad and touching. :(

I told Cythia that we will be friends in facebook, and I promise to keep them updated of how Max is doing. :]

Max is at home right now, probably playing or sleeping… or peeing somewhere. Hehe. I can’t wait to come home so that we could play again.

Max at 3 months old. :) Full of love and energy.

 

 

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this saturday is like, pure win.

Grabe!

I never thought that Saturday could have so much stuff going on!

The day opens with discovering the happyness that is Google Analytics. I started reading about it because I was looking for a stat counter for The SIS blog, our first team blog created with love. I managed to get a good host for the WordPress.org account that we got. The fee sounds good, considering that the host we got seems to be made for WordPress.org itself. For now, I love the way I get to really be responsible for the site. Filezilla rocks by the way, FTP ftw.

Ate launched the Sis blog today. We are both so proud of it. ^__^. Drop by when you have time. Usap nga namin ni ate kanina, the Sis blog is a positive place. :] We want to fill you too with positive things XD!! Here’s my post on Growing Up in Pasay City which I submitted there. ^^

Jonard and Magz ^^ at Cosplay Mania X

Later in the afternoon, I have gone to MOA because of the Cosplay Mania X. I used to be a cosplayer myself, and a fan pero during the cosplay event kanina, I really felt like I was starting to outgrow it. Sure, it was fun to go in there, with all the people and with all the anime-related things, pero everybody is just so young! Children, pre-teens and teenagers – those are the main audience. : ( I like wearing the cute little hats though. ^^ uweee! Jan and I also met with one of my officemates Magz and her friend Jonard. ^^ It was great seeing you guys!

Hmm.. ano pa ba.

Oh, mag ingat mag Sushi buffet pagkat masarap ang sushi sa Sakae Sushi at MOA and super nakakabusog. haha! Grabe. Jan and I ate a lot. -_- Busog na busog ako. This place in MOA called Sakae Sushi, meron sila conveyor ng mga different kisnd of sushi! The price of the sushi depends on the color of the plate you get. ^^ May times na hindi sushi ung nasa plate. Sometimes may fried squid and this thing that looks like laing. The most expensive ones are those on red plates. Sila rin pinakamasarap usually. : D The miso soup is also good in that place. :] The only other place na alam ko maligaya ang Miso soup ay Yoshinoya. : D

Oh noes.

I was debating whether uwi na ba ako or not. These past few days, I begin to appreciate ang masasayang moments pag nasa bahay na. Being a home buddy is starting to grow on me. Dati, I always felt like such a loser pag umuuwi agad nang maaga, and feeling ko malulungkot lang ako. Pero hindi na ngayon! ahehe. Anyway, ayun ayun! So nag baba na lang ako kay Jan sa Resorts World. ^_^ Andun kasi si Ate and her friends and isip ko sabay na ko pauwi.

At huwaaaw! Award! Maligaya pala dun at maunlad. Kayalang hindi pa bukas ang karamihan ng stores, pero it seems rather nice para sakin. I love how it looks cozy tapos ang ganda ng lights and hindi crowded *__* (uwaa pangarap). So of course, being in a new and fascinating place, I did not waste time, brought out my camera and started shooting. Yeaaaaahhhh!!!

But the adventure doesn’t have to stop there. We wanted to buy a cake, and walang bakeshop na Red Ribbon or Sugarhouse sa Resorts World. So, Ate insisted na we should go to Glorietta just to get the cakes. Remember, the goal was to get cakes. When we got there, nag dinner na rin kami, found and bought some nice clothes, got those yummy french truffles, looked at some books and then decided to go home. Masaya rin pala “bumili ng cake”.  Hehe. Actually, kaya walang cake kasi … PHASED OUT NA DAW SA RED RIBBON ANG BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…..

Pero okay lang yun.

At Resorts World - A view of the Republiq, taken from the second floor. ^^

Ang malupet, ako nag drive pauwi, all the way home. Nervous again, pero I believe I am getting better.

Ang mas malupet, ako uli nag pasok sa maligayang, pang-bulilit na street namin at sa gate! This time, faster than the last time nag pasok ako ng car sa gate. Hehe.

Pero wait …. meron pa pinaka malupet na nangyari sa araw na to…

Natapos na mag patch SUCCESSFULLY ang Starcraft 2 ko! WAHAHAHAH!!! Pure win. Kasi I was able to get my new laptop from dad. As soon as I got it up and running with all the firewalls and antivirus, I excitedly installed SC2 with shaking fingers. Took a while, tapos later ayaw mag patch! Grabe! Looked around online kung bakit ayaw, tapos like 4 days later … ayun. Okay na.

XD waaaa!

Now, if you guys will just excuse me… Jim Raynor has still to complete some missions. ^____________________^ OH YEAAAH. I need to practice really well. All of my SC2 mentors are really good already. Hehe.

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my center

Usually, whenever there’s a new lot or condominium unit owned by Ayala corporation that’s going to be out for sale, this guy Albie Hernandez sends group mails to possible investors.

Just recently, I was able to receive one for Venare, the new development which is currently ongoing at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Have you ever tried to go to Nuvali? :] Ang ganda dun, lalo na sa gabi. Someone took me there one time, it was really romantic and quiet. Tapos ang ganda ng streetlights and there were only a few people. I wanted to go down tapos mag picture, but unfortunately, hindi ko dala nun ung tripod ko and camera.

But if permitted, I would like to go there again, and I will come prepared.

Recently, I’m getting really familiar sa southern area because it is one of my closest friends’ territory. Mula Alabang hanggang Batangas, hindi siya maliligaw dun. He told me he even knows the road so much, he could drive sa gabi without headlights on – but of course I don’t let him. hehe

Which makes me think of actually residing in that area because it’s starting to feel like home. Wait, maybe not yet, but I want to. Something is pulling me closer to that place. It feels warm and happy.

But still, I feel that my center belongs elsewhere. Do you know where your center is? Napagusapan namin to ni ate. Each of us has a place where we feel na “it’s where it’s at”. It’s THAT place where stuff are going on.

Kay ate, she feels na her center is MOA. If there is any other place where she’d go, it’d be MOA. Ako, on the other hand, my center right now is definitely Makati. Feeling ko, I need to be exposed to Makati from time to time or else my EQ will go down and I’ll be one grumpy little girl. XD However, it’s slowly turning into the south. Southern air and lights are just so attractive.

Do you know where your center is ?

Siguro, for some people, it’s where they feel their heart is at home.

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Laugh when you can,

apologize when you should,

and let go of what you cannot change.

Life’s too short to be anything… but happy.

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