Hot Chocolate

What do you think is more heavenly on a rainy evening?! Well for me, I’d say it’s more heavenly when you have someone to chat with and a cup of hot chocolate!

It was a rainy evening when a close friend of mine, Sylvia, called me up and said that she needed someone to talk to. And the good friend that I was, I went to her rescue. And there, we met at a known coffee shop and surprisingly, she ordered a drink for me. She knows that I am not a coffee person and so she ordered a 16 oz. serving of hot chocolate. It was a rainy night and our talk went for hours!! I really had a pleasurable and relaxing moment that time. Even though it was her problems that we talked about, it was still a quality time that nourished the friendship that was sealed with a hot chocolate!

Balut or Duck’s Egg

I was rendering some overtime work at the office that day. And the usual trend is that we would usually ask our company driver to buy dinner for us. However, one of my officemates craved for “Balut” (a duck’s egg) and she asked me if I wanted to buy one also. And so I said yes. And when the “Balut” arrived, it brought me back to my childhood years when I used to love eating a 21-day old “Balut”. It was already years ago when I last ate such food and it made me happy that I get to eat it again! My officemates then giggled as we ate our respective share at the pantry as I tell them my childhood experiences with the food.

Mashed Potato or Ice Cream?

It seems fun how food are decorated nowadays. Sometimes, I thought that food is judged based on how it is plated rather than on how it tastes. But somehow, people seem to believe that their appetite for eating can be mainly affected on how the food is plated and served. That is why I wasn’t able to stop myself from giving out a laugh when I saw a mashed potato that was served in a mini-plate that looked like a single scoop of ice cream. I almost got fooled with its appearance because when you try to see it from a far it, indeed, looks like a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Good thing that when I tasted it, it did not taste like vanilla ice cream! Haha! But kidding aside, for food enthusiasts like me, food is just food! And the moment it tastes good, it would always boost up anybody’s appetite even if it wasn’t serve the fancy way.

Vacation at Intosan

I have this aunt who owns a business in Cebu—the Philippines’ Queen City of the South! She had a very successful catering business there and she owns a four-storey house. If I were to describe her with two words, she is best described as the “rich babe”. For how many months now, she had been inviting me to visit there in Cebu and have a grand vacation at Intosan, a very beautiful resort, with her and her family. Because of her persistence, I was able to utter a promise to her, and I said “yes”. I will go and visit her with my brother. I am looking forward to visit her this summer and I am crossing my fingers that I could book two promo flights for my brother and I.

Abaca Wedges

For normal sized Filipino women, they would appreciate it very much if they would see a beautiful wedge shoes at the mall. I have noticed that wedges are indeed in demand nowadays. And to make such shoe more fashionable and interesting, they are made from different kinds of materials. One of the fashionable wedges nowadays are made of Philippines’ local material that they call abaca. The material is said to be one of the land’s strongest material that is a product of the abaca plant. As of the moment, a lot of Filipinos are hooked with the abaca wedges. It has good quality that can compete with wedges of different material. Plus the fact that it is locally made, it’s much cheaper than the imported kind of wedges.