Sunday, January 24

A Not So Pleasant Wake Up Call

Very first maid experience was an epic fail.  Our supposed little angel of a helper has brought us nothing but nightmares, giving us more headaches than all her combined household work is worth.  And to think she only stayed with us for four marvelous days.  $%#^!

Tuesday, January 19

I love Ricky Gervais at the Globes

I have always been a fan. He's usually the one bright spot in most awards shows, very witty and sadly mostly tagged as a presenter.  But this year he was tasked to be the very first host of the Golden Globes after god knows how long.  Huge undertaking to take.  I thought he was brilliant.  I especially love his jabs at Collin Farrel, Mel Gibson and fellow Brit, Paul McCartney.  Reading the reviews about his hosting stint, however leaves me feeling a little bit dismayed.  Critics seem to think he was both "unispired" and "toothless".  Why? Because he didn't come out and 'insulted' everyone in the room/ took only one sniped at NBC/ etcetera etcetera.  Hallerh?!? He was hosting an awards show not a roasting - I think it's a tad inappropriate to bash everyone.  The charmingly dry British humor he did I thought was spot on.  And now I can't wait to get the DVD of Intervention of Lying.

Sunday, January 17

Dining at the Chef's table

New Year's resolution of losing weight is losing steam once again.  I thought after the holidays the excuse to be gluttons will one by one vanished into thin air (and hopefully bulging hate-handles will soon follow) but as usual I have underestimated my friends and family.  January has been one party after the other.  Hmm then again, with all the yummy food being served I really am in no position to complain.

Last Tuesday, the hubby and I, together with the rest of the always funny Kaw siblings, were treated to a 6-course meal in a dining-by-reservation-only restaurant at Chef's Table with Chef Bruce Lim at the helm.

Getting there is quite a challenge.  But definitely worth all the traffic-stress.

While Chef goes about preparing your food he shares little bits and pieces about himself.  He has apparently taken up culinary schooling at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in London.  And now, he hosts and produces a bunch of things that are featured in among others, the Asian Food Channel, TFC, Studio 23 and ABS-CBN.

Monday, January 11

The Geek Shall Inherit the Universe

They just won favorite comedy show in the recently concluded People's Choice Awards.  And I am totally crushing on uber-geeky,Battlestar Galactica loving, non sarcasm/irony/humor detecting Sheldon Cooper, played brilliantly by Jim Parsons.

Looking Forward: No Day But Today

One of my all time favorite musicals is coming back once again.  Already got tickets for the Feb 14 show.  Thank you trusty Nestle friends, I knew I could count on you for things like this hee.  

For ticket inquiry, call 0920)914-8175 or (0917)794-1984 or e-mail

Friday, January 8

Because it's a Friday...

... I wish I was cool enough to pull off this look,

Love the tights!  Too bad it's not for sale.
Also love those white patented Doc Marten boots 
(anyone going to HK anytime soon?)

Saturday, January 2

My Year in 2009 (part 3)



I'm only 5'3 and so not waify in any angle imaginable.  Model material definitely not!  It was kinda cool then when good friend Pamela of Adidas asked us to join in on their shoot for their 2009 UAAP collection.  Seriously doubt our photos were splashed across the pages of STAR and INQUIRER but free GCs from Adidas made it all worth it.

Note to self: I will not make fun of models ever. AGAIN.  Heck, despite (photo) trigger happy tendencies, it turns out I knew squat about emoting/posing for the cameras.


It was a pretty slow month.  Silly blogger here though considers being able to finish books 1 to 10 of Y: The Last Man the ultimate high.  Unfortunately, maybe due to all the house and wedding preps I haven't been able to read as much as I would have wanted to.  And being the closeted nerdo that I am that really is such a travesty.

Note to self:  This 2010 I shall visit Powerbooks more frequently.  And will stop living the motto, so many books so little time.


Far from being a high, september truly was a pinnacle for most Filipinos.  The wraths of back to back typhoon of Ondoy and Peping, left Manila in the most havoc I've seen in all my 27 years of existence.  Despite the growing heartache and frustrations you just got to admire Filipino resiliency. And I will forever be grateful that family and friends came off it safe and that much more stronger.


This year probably was the most healthy-living-centered I have been.  Two marathons under my belt with my time in each marathon slowly improving. (Well, if you're coming from a 1:28 5km average, 10 minute-deductions seem like a vast improvement) I also reached my 4th year HS weight of 112 lbs.  Now the problem as usual lies with my favorite sin this coming year, how can i say no to eat all you can buffets?!?


After a year and 6 months of being engaged, the fiance and I officially tied the knot in front of family and friends.  The whole day was magical.  I just remember being in this giddy state wherein nothing really matters except who was standing right in front of me.  I kept crying on the way to the church.  And not even the good kind of crying.  No, there's no pasosyal wiping of the tears here, no wonder my false lashes had given up even before the ceremony ended.


Our first Christmas as husband and wife.  Nothing beats the feeling of falling asleep next to the person who gives you the good kind of butterflies and then waking up knowing that everything is as it should be. SOBRANG CHEEZY!