Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mag-aral Kang Magmake Up, Kristeta!

Finally! Nakuha ko na rin sa wakas ang package galing sa Pinas na pinadala ng Ate ko. Super excited ako ng makuha ko sya - you guys know how I love posts/parcels, right? 

Hindi naman ako big on make up, bare lang lagi kapag pumapasok sa trabaho. Feeling ko kasi asa ward lang naman ako, no point magpaka-glam, hehe. At kapag lumalabas naman usually ay face powder lang at lipstick para may konting kulay ang lola. Nagpromise na nga ang isang kasama ko sa trabaho na tuturuan nya akong magmake up - naawa ata kasi ang putla ko palagi!

Kaya eto, uumpisahan ko ng ibuild ang kikay kit ko. 

I've never owned a bright red lipstick before.

I really heart this pink lip gloss =)

Hindi ko pa alam kung paano gamitin ang mga ito, sad I know pero di bale aaralin ko sya this year =)

Thanks to my super bait na ate for these at thanks din kay Celine sa pagbitbit nito for me, mwah mwah tsup tsup =)

Monday, 27 February 2012

Happy Birthday Tito George!

Kami ay naki-burpday party kahapon sa aming kaibigang si George. Kung ilang taon na sya ay hindi ko na babanggitin - don't say bad words sa blog ko, haha! But one thing's for sure, we had a fantastic time yesterday!

December pa kami huling nagkita-kita  at tulad ng dati ang araw ay puno ng kumustahan, kwentuhan, tawanan at syempre kainan.

Ang hindi nakasama sa pictures ay ang mga prutas na nakahain sa mesa pagdating namin(grapes, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, melon at mangoes), ang chicken wings at chicken nuggets para sa mga chikitings, ang fruit salad, cassava cake at home made puto =)

Dahil busy ang lahat sa kwentuhan ay hindi masyadong maraming kodakan ang nangyari. Ni hindi ko nga nadala ang camera ko - thank heavens for camera phone kundi walang ebidensya na naghanda si George - baka singilin namin ulit sya ng handaan! lol

At ang mga pics na super like ko, ang blowing ng candles kung saan pinalibutan ang celebrant ng mga chikitings na tumulong sa kanya just in case di nya kaya iblow magisa sa dami ng kandila - joke, peace po Tito George, lol =)
Like ko rin ang storytime nila Tito James, Poj at Jasmer. Super sweet din ang mag-kinakapatid na sila Poj at Kian sa panonood ng Thomas movie. Sayang lang na hindi ko nakuhaan ng pic ang kulitan nila Poj at Cayden (sya ang cute boy na katabi ni Poj sa blowing of candles, sya rin ang kuya ni Kian). 

Super saya talaga kapag nagkikita ng ganito. Thanks ulit George, happy birthday! Kelan nga ulit ang susunod na pagkikita natin?

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday or better known as Pancake Day, the last day before Lent.

In the days before chocolates, people make pancakes to use up rich foods such as milk, sugar and eggs before the fasting season of Lent.  People usually give up meat, dairy or eggs. 

I've decided to give up crisps for Lent and of course continue our usual "no meat on Fridays."

And to celebrate, I woke up early and prepared pancakes for the family. I had pancakes with cream and raspberries dusted with cocoa powder.

Poj had pancakes with banana and nutella.

And Papa E wanted plain pancakes with butter. Boring but still yummy according to him =)

What would you give up for Lent?

Happy Pancake Day everyone!  

Click here for the Pancake recipe.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Chinese Food Galore

I reckon Papa E could not get over the fact that I went out for Chinese with my friends last Friday.  He ordered Chinese takeaway for himself and Poj that evening but was still craving it the next day. 

Salty Pork and Black Egg Congee
 And to get it done with, we went to Dragon Palace, a Chinese restaurant in the heart of Southampton City Centre.  I didn't take any pictures of the restaurant as it looked dated and in need of a lot of updating.  The only reason a lot of people come here is the food, and I suppose that's good enough for us too.

So even if I felt that I ate for England with the amount of food that we consumed the previous night, I agreed to have lunch here and these are what we ordered:

  Fish Cake

Rice Pasta Roll with Prawn

Vietnam Roll

Pork Sio Mai

The food were delish as we expected and way better than the pictures. The service was quick too and the staff were attentive. The only problem was that the waitresses are Chinese and their English are not great - so communication was a bit of a problem. But we got all of our orders in the end so all is forgiven, lol =)

I have made sure that Papa E left the restaurant fully satisfied and happy coz I told him not to cook Chinese again for a while. But to my surprise we had left overs that were lovingly put into take away boxes which we had for DINNER! Kaloka! Umay and sawa to the max! Ibang mainggit si Papa E, maybe the next time my friends and I go for Chinese I'll just tell him we only went to a Pub, hehe =)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Dinner

     Every year Marks and Spencer have these Dine in For Two where they sell ready to cook set meals which includes a starter, a main, dessert and drinks. You are spoilt for choice as they have meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian. 
These meals are extremely popular. They do it for a very reasonable price which means you can enjoy a wonderful meal in the comfort of your own home. 

As much as we would love to go out for a meal at a restaurant, we  know we can't because we don't have anyone here that could look after Poj. Plus knowing that Valentine's day is very much celebrated here, you will have to make sure that you book well in advance to guarantee a table!

So we were organised this year & went to M&S in the weekend and picked our menu.

For our starter we had:
It was just divine. Papa E loves seafood and the the scallop with the white wine was just lovely. It made us really excited for the rest of the meal. 

For our main we had:

I love my steak rare or medium coz I want them to be soft and tasty whilst Papa E likes them well done. We were so excited about our meal when it was cooked that we forgot to prepare some veggies to go with it!

And for dessert we had:

It was not too sweet but was very rich. And as much as I love my dessert, I could not finish the lovely treat. 
And apart from the wine (I picked Zinfandel Rosé which is my favourite. It may not be the best choice with the steak but hey ho, I went with my fave!) there was also a box of chocolate...

A romantic hassle-free candlelit dinner cooked by my Valentine. And just when I thought it could not get any better than this, he gave me this and told me that when we go to Disneyland in April, we'll spend some time in the city of Paris as well. 

Thanks Papa E  ♡♡♡

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Disneyland Paris Treat

  Yes, you read it right =)  Sky TV is treating their customers to 2 free tickets to join in the 2oth anniversary party of a lifetime! 

   All you need to do is log on to, click on the link to get your unique voucher code,  pick a date  ( between 1 April to 31 October 2012) and fill in the form. It couldn't be easier. And if there are more than two of you going, they'll even let you buy additional tickets with a whopping 25% discount! 

   We didn't really plan to go there this year but this treat is much to good to miss. So even though we've been there before we know that it'll be more fun this time coz we have Poj =) And it's perfect too coz Papa E is celebrating his birthday in April & we wanted to do something fun for the whole family. We've not decided yet if we want to tour Paris for the rest of our stay there or to buy more tickets and spend the rest of our break in Disneyland. 
But since it's his birthday, I'll leave him to make that decision =) 

#ilovefreebies =)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Poj Inspired a Blog Post

I noticed that I've not really blogged about Poj in a while. So how is our unico hijo? 

He is very well. He had his prick test on the 31st January which confirmed that he has now outgrown his egg allergy, yay! He was really brave about the whole thing, and showed off his arm to everyone in our office, hehe.

He's also getting bigger, his vocabulary is getting better. He is becoming more and more confident each day. His nursery also told me that he has now been moved to the Pre-school room. Huhu, graduate na sa Toddler room ang baby ko!

He is also learning to tell the time, we were using the wall clock in our main room or his Thomas wall clock in his room, but we found him a reasonably priced toy clock which also teaches about different shapes. He loves it and it's great that he is learning a lot from his new toy.

He is also becoming more and more independent each day. He wants to help out with everything (he's my little helper, remember?) or do things himself. One example is during brushing time. He would always take the toothbrush from my hand and would want to do it himself. Most specially when we found this cute little toothbrush today. He loved the round handle where he could put his finger around the handle (though the packet says the unique handle is designed for parents). Sabi nya he likes his new toothbrush daw! lol =)

I was not inspired to blog tonight until after I walked in the bathroom and he said "Take a picture, Ina". Kaya eto, sayang naman ang smile na yan kung hindi mai-share, hehe =)

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