Wednesday, October 15, 2014

‘Twas a Fabulous, Festive Fiesta!

The husband gave his only daughter a dinner treat on her birthday over the weekend. We went to this Mexican restaurant famous for one thing aside from their delicious foods – serenading the birthday celebrant. There were a lot of birthday celebrants that night. It seemed like the waiters and waitresses were serenading somebody every ten minutes. The restaurant isn’t that big so everybody could hear whenever they were serenading somebody.

The waiters and waitresses didn’t use any musical instruments at all. All they had were their beautiful voices. I would love for them to use a musical instrument though which I believe is a Musicians friend. Something that is unique. A Mexican musical instrument perhaps, if there’s such a thing. That would be interesting, wouldn’t it? But I think they already knew that all it takes are their voices to make the celebrant happy. (“,)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lindt Lindor Chocolate Truffles

I am a certified chocoholic. So although it wasn't in the plan to buy a bag of these Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles, I couldn't resist when my son grabbed it while we were at Marshall's. We were there to shop for something else and that mission was successful. These were on sale so it didn't hurt to add it to our cart.

These truffles are so delicious. There were four flavors but I couldn't remember all of it except for the dark chocolate.And guess what? They were gone in a few hours. I didn't gobble all of it, okay? The three of us shared, for the record. (",)

Have you tried this one too?

Friday, September 19, 2014

I Love Christmas But...NOT IN SEPTEMBER!

Can you believe the cool weather is here already? And when the cool season begins, it seems like the holidays are just around the corner. Actually, it always feels like everything happens so fast this time of the year. Before we know it, it is already time to go shopping for decorations, gifts and all.

There are actually some who start picking up gifts as early as September. I don't. Although I am not the type who wait for the last minut, September shopping is way too early. I think I'll start shopping after Halloween.

How about you? How early do you start to hit the stores or online shopping perhaps? Just in case you are already thinking of going shopping anytime soon, you might want to add to the list of stores that you might want to check. I found cute stuff there that I think are really nice gifts to give; something that the recipient would truly appreciate.

I love shopping for gifts especially if the budget is A-Okay. Wink wink!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stir-fried Bitter Gourd

Or what we call back home in the Philippines as "ginisang ampalaya" is one of my favorite breakfasts ever. It is not only healthy and delicious, it is so easy to prepare too. I just have to saute garlic, onion and tomatoes then add the bitter gourd then add eggs. Season with salt and pepper and voila! Breakfast is served.

I have to grab some of this again at the Asian store soon. I don't buy in bulk because I want them fresh. If only we had vegetable vendors here in the U.S. like what we had back home who bring us fresh vegetables every day, then I don't have to worry about going to the Asian store. Wishful thinking. (",)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Though the Words are New, They Bring Back Old Memories

Stumbling upom braided sleeving - was such an eye-opener. With all honestly, I never thought there is such a thing as braided sleeving. When I hear or read the word braid, what comes to my mind is definitely hair. Braided hair which my mom and older sister used to do to my hair when I was little. Now that brings back memories. Sigh.

Without a doubt, it definitely pays to browse and read all the time. The power of the World Wide Web. Simply amazing!

Now let me continue browsing and stop my musing. But I will continue my musing though once I find me another new word to add to my vocab. I can't resist when something like that happens. I have to share it because I am hoping somebody out there somewhere would benefit from it too.