Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Future is Bright

I am so looking forward for a brand new year! I know everything will fall into place, and I feel that 2009 will be IT (for so so many things)!

I am grateful that this past year, I was able to:
- graduate. Finally finally finally!
- spend time with my family, play with my cousins, and go on a bonding (albeit a bit stressful) trip to Boracay
- travel and "live" in a different country (although it was only roughly 2 months)
- come to terms with things concerning my melodramatic life. I've come to appreciate all the little things I was able to experience when I was younger. I know that when I do have children, I will do my best to make them have happy childhoods.
- realize that friends do make life more happier. I can't wait for more travels and happy experiences!

Though the past month has really been quite rough, and quite jarring at times, I am super duper confident that everything will turn out alright.

2009 is THE year! I can't wait!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas is for kids

My favorite Christmas memory ever was seeing a big wrapped present under the tree from Santa. (His name was written in cursive writing in a black pentel pen). I may have been 5 or 6 years old. I ripped the wrapper and inside was this HUGE stuffed dinosaur which I named Dino. (My favorite show that time was, tadah, Denver The Last Dinosaur).

He was soft, green, and cuddly. He had a long neck, round face and droopy eyes. He had orange spikes and spots all over his back. Dino was my favorite toy for a loooong time. I'd ride on his back because he was just THAT big!

I saw Dino years after, and well, he wasn't that big, but at least I have that special memory.

Now, the holidays aren't that sparkly and magical like how it used to be 20 years ago. You just wish for practical things or little packages of indulgence.

It's so ironic how you lust for something extra hard at the same moment that you know you absolutely can't have it.

The cutest Heart Onesie ever. All sold out apparently.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

C is for

Things haven't been going well on the health front, so I've been trying to distract myself with food.

I tried out baking again!
The last time I baked was in Australia. TJ has a really great oven! However, my Red Velvet Cupcakes came out a bit droopy :(

Before that, my baking attempts here have all been in vain. I can still remember the rock hard, burnt eclairs I made about 10 years ago Hahaha! The Manangs still tease me about it from time to time.

But since it's the Holidays, and I don't have much cash to spare, I decided to make cookies. Thin and Chewy Chocolate Chop Cookies!

And let me tell you, these are the best cookies I've ever made!

My brothers gave me the rare "Ang sarap, Ate Zee!" spiel Haha! They're even encouraging me to sell it, but NAH, I don't think so.

Masarap siya! Seryoso :)

I'm super excited for the Christmas Cook Out we're having soon. Again, FOOD is keeping me distracted!