Tuesday, October 26, 2010

moon leaf tea shop :)

because of this weekend's liquor ban, alcoholics who are non-coffee drinkers like me (hehe), had to look for other things to do on a sunday night... and so i discovered this 3-week old little hole in the wall in UP village...

cold teas in a wide variety of flavors! our first try on the menu were the wintermelon milk tea and jasmine milk tea. pretty good :) i'll be back to try the caramel pudding milk tea, passionfruit green tea, yakult jasmine (which was rated with 2 stars), eenteresting :)

oh and these were taken with MY new toy. hihihi :)

my new toys

look at what i have!

it's my new kindle!

i love it!

less books = less paper...

i can download a book in less than a minute...

i can buy a book even if it's not here yet...

the battery lasts for more than a month (since it's low tech)...

it's light and i bring it everywhere. yahoo!

TOY #2:

my new griller!

absolutely love it.

the oil drips out on the side...

and we can make paninis too.

case in point:

that was my grilled chicken panini that i made myself. it was good too!

Monday, October 18, 2010


just discovered "delirium"! - limited edition designer objects made by leeroy new. yes, the artist behind my favorite exhibit, "balete", which i also posted about here. i thought of you and twinpophub right away when i saw these! (pick one for your christmas gift from me!!!)

sacred heart lamp

skull ashtrays

male and female gaping mouth candle holders (my pick!)

voluptuous fertility idol (an overweight paperweight)

they'll be coming out with rings and pendants soon. such an exciting discovery don't you think?!?!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

fingers crossed

tomorrow, 7 of our team will be taking their grade school and high school diploma tests.

it's the first time we're doing this, ever since the opening of our school last february.

needless to say, i am praying with all my heart that they pass.

sharing with you my letter to them...

Dear Angge, Jeff, Anabelle, Jasmine, Ashley, Bai, Roselyn,

I just wanted to wish you all the best this coming Sunday. Sorry too for not being able to be there during these last few months -- but I am sure that you are getting more than enough attention from Teacher Rose and Ate Marge.

I know we always pressure you to pass the test. Please understand that this is only because we all believe that you can. But at this point, I just want to all congratulate you already for all the strides that you've made over the past months. No matter what the outcome of the tests, we're all already very proud of you knowing that you have been, and will try your best.

Please don't forget to give your sincere thanks to Ate Marge and Teacher Rose who have been tirelessly working to make you all learn more.

Again, best of luck this Sunday! Congratulations to you all! We are all very proud of you!


Ate Krie


please say a li'l prayer too!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


and while we're on a creative binge,

here's another one i'm quite proud of...

ria asked me to make an invite for her daughter's 7th birthday...

here are the pegs she gave...

and here's what i came up with...

pretty good huh? :)

(oh and there are 7 bats for her 7 years :))

happy birthday, rocio!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

kitchen duty

spent my saturday on kitchen duty and this is what i cooked (under instructions from a chef friend)....

roast chicken stuffed with (home-made) herb butter, onions, garlic, lemongrass, pandan leaves and celery, seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce and drizzled with sesame oil - slow cooked for over 2 hours at 350degrees. mmmm. good. *proud too* (but not as proud as you - haha)

the house on the web

i've been quite busy working on this.

finally, here it is...

it's our HOUSE website...

...which is quite cute if i could say so myself.


Monday, October 11, 2010


you probably remember that i've always wanted a babooshka doll when i was growing up ever since i saw this on sesame street (not so sure why, because now it just looks a bit creepy - haha)

i actually ended up never owning these russian dolls. but now i really want one of these... designer babooshka dolls to honor russian vogue's 10th year... now which one to pick....

marc jacobs



stella mcartney

sonia rykiel

nina donis


martin margiella (oddity!!!)


i want!

Friday, October 8, 2010

stop the bullying!

blame it on my hormones, but i'm really moved by all the recent teenage suicides in the states.

there was billy lucas, a 15-yr-old who hung himself last month after being called f** too many times.

then there was tyler clementi, an 18-year-old violinist who jumped off the GW bridge after his roommate secretly streamed a video of him with his partner.

there were 3 more prominent teenage suicides last month... all because of bullying.

i know intolerance has caused us so many deaths... just remember the inquisition, the holocaust, terrorism,... the list goes on......

but when kids resort to suicide because of intolerance, it reaches an all-time heart-breaking high.

i remember when i was in prep, around the time this photo was taken...

i was bullied incessantly by these two girls.

my sweet revenge? getting accelerated on the 2nd quarter of that school year. all of a sudden, i was in first grade, "higher" than them.

thanks, *brains*!

but who knows how i would have changed had i not skipped prep?


i shall end this serious post with ellen's message.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


random shots taken at one of my work shoots (shooting in a shoot)...feeling two stops over. hahaha.

macro shot of my art directed dew

the stunning view from one of the condos we shot from (at 15 sec exposure)

some shots taken with my holga :) (i miss film)
the photographer photographed

rooftop garden

details details

(now thinking of my "christmas project"...)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

two stops over

*clap*clap*clap* to twinpopbro whose uber cool show is coming to us this november.

details here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

munchin' brunchin'

in honor of friday's feast... that i am still pretty "hungover" from,

this is what i had today:

ricotta cheese and banana pancakes with passion honey yoghurt smoothie...

mmm mmm good. thanks, sala bistro.

and just to playback a little to relive the celebration... here's a peek:

from hedges...

to cupcakes...

to crepes and trifles...

and cream puffs...

from the cutesy goblets...

to the styled table numbers...

... and bathroom signs...

and kitschy garden chairs...

from the french toasts... (my fave!)

to bacon cups...

to eggs benedicts...

and cheeses...

from sausages, rosti & eggs...

to steaks...

mmm mmm good!