I can cook (ehem ehem)

Eating would always be part of one’s lifestyle. Pretty much, I have decided (in my own world) that eating and/or trying different kinds of food would top all of my hobbies in real life.

Do not get me wrong, I am not a chef, far to be one. I am not a lifestyle host though I really want that. I am not a food blogger since like my sister, my qualifications would put me at the end of the list since almost anything I eat tastes great! Maybe there is something wrong with my tastebuds but I’m not sure what. 😉

My family and friends are well aware that I don’t cook much. Cooking, for me is on the north pole while ‘eating’ I’d say is like the ‘tropics’ where I’d gladly stay at. So why did I start cooking? One simple reason: I got married.

Suddenly it dawned on me that cooking is a skill that must be learned, capitalize the MUST. I am sure the ladies out there prefers their husbands to sit at the table and have them savor the well-prepared-cooked-food-where-you-exhausted-all-your-energy-hoping-and-praying-it-turns-out-to-the-yummiest-thing-he-ever-tasted. That must be too much but yeah, hearing someone say that “ang sarap ng luto mo” (your cooking tastes great) is like heaven!

So I say ladies! Cook and be merry like me. I still have a lot to learn but when I say I CAN, I CAN.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

They loved me, I loved them back. 2012, You have been great and I won’t ever forget you, I know 2013 will be happier and more inspiring than ever.

At exactly 10 hours from now, 2012 will officially close. I just want to thank God for the blessings. Countless, countless, countless… from family, friends, relatives, love lost, love found and all in between. My heart is full of joy as I leave all my worries behind. I have gained enough wisdom to move on and enjoy my 28th year here on earth. Again to all the people around me who said I am inspiring as ever, I am delighted! Really, I feel like I am a star now. Do not worry, will make sure to inspire people and help in every possible way I can. The adrenaline rush of joy will stay with me each day. Life has never been this great and I have never been more positive. To all those who were there for me during my ‘downward emotional’ state, I appreciate it. Now, I am so much better. Self forgiven and self driven.

I ♥ you all. I mean it!

My usual weekends with #NueveD

Saturdays and Sundays are my favorite part of the week, simply because there’s no work and I get to spend time with my family and close friends. Last Saturday, though I was tired to death from singing the fun didn’t end there.

As you know, I have 8 close girl friends, they are actually my high school friends and up to now, we are still together (though technically, the other one is currently living and working at Saudi Arabia). Our house falls in the middle of all houses, so I guess that is one reason why we always stay here at our place. Since they have been a normal part of my daily life since high school, they can come and go as they please, these girls know where to go and they are welcome 24/7.

Normally, we would talk about everything and anything under the sun. We love to eat together while chatting non-stop. I thank GOD for these wonderful friends whom I consider sisters for life.

They arrived while I was sleeping, they bought food so I left them in the dirty kitchen . Look how busy they are!

Cooking has never been this fun right?

Three girls busy with food preparations, one girl busy texting, one girl busy chatting.

We can’t find the can opener, so the meat loaf turned into this. Not so presentable looking right?

Ron, Sheera, Bham, Ghel, Mafel, Jhong and Jambi 🙂

Myself, Sheera, Bham, Ghel, Mafel, Jhong and Jambi

TADA!!! FOOD!

Chicken mami ala king by Jambi… with orange toppings!

Our own version of “Pandesal Crust with sliced Maling and Egg in the middle”. Tastes great actually!

Thanks Jhong for your perfect “Home made Iced Coffee”. Finally after the third attempt, there are not more coffee bits left! *peace*

Sending our kisses to Belah, our dear friend in Saudi Arabia. We miss your Angelina Jolie pout!

I guess this is a vision of a drunken person, haha!

I was laughing all the time because of the things they were saying. I couldn’t help it!

Marco is serious and Jhong is… checking her phone?

The drunken laughter echoes through the night.