Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Top Chefs in My Kitchen.

What did YOU do for the long weekend? Oh wait....Actually, I really don't want to know. I just want to tell you what I did.

Remember Markus?? He's my super good friend back in the days when he used to be the Chef de Cuisine here in Old Manila, Peninsula? Remember him now?? NO?? Not even a bit? OK, wait, let me check if I can refresh your memory.

OK, click here.

I was his official tour guide when he was a newbie in Manila. It is also because of him that I met AG. I keep telling him now how much he owes me because of it. HAHA.

Anyway, he's here for vacation with his GF. They stayed with me for 2 nights and the first night was payback time. We went to the mall and grocery where he bought all sorts of ingredients because he was going to cook for us that night. The fact that the Executive Sous Chef of a major hotel in Shanghai was in my house made me take advantage of the situation. I took it a step further by asking AG if he could bake a CCC for dessert!! What a life! Two white boys cooking for the Asian hot chick (yes, that would be me).

Goofing around like little girls in the department store.

He's not really happy with the selection of veggies. He says that they are all too small. Hello! We are in the Philippines! Everything is small here.

Posing with a DIZON product!
Gets down to business in our super chaka dirty kitchen.
Arugula salad with Feta cheese, tomatoes in balsamic dressing.
Iron Chef ba ito??
Tomato salad with apple cider dressing. Obvious ba that we are on a diet??

I would watch Keeping up with the Kardashians in the living room while they cook but what's that smell??? I snuck a peek in the chakitch (chaka + kitchen) and sees this!!!

I shouted, "What's going on here?? Why is it so smokey?? Are you burning the food? Aren't you a professional chef??!! Do you know what you are doing??"

He says, "Your kitchen has no proper exhaust. No, correction, your kitchen has NO exhaust at all!!"

"Oh ok...carry on and hurry, I am hungry!" I said calmly.
He's right....the pork and beef was cooked well so he wasn't burning it. It's really our chakitch.
He also hasn't had longganisa in a very long time and craved for it so he grilled some and poured beer over it!!
My honey's most famous CCC!
Life is good! Thanks boys!

Who Wore It Best?

Dear Joel,

Your photo of MA is still giving me nightmares. Thanks a lot!

(You can click photo to enlarge, that is if you can stomach it!)

I think this guy wore it BESTEST!!!



Groupon, Beeconomic!!!

I love discounts. I mean, who doesn't? But I really really really love them so when I signed up to be a member of GROUPON, my addiction to discounts elevated to a whole new level.

Everyday, I would check on their site as to what I can buy. I am always such a sucker when I see 50% off on any product...what more 80% off?? I mean, they have deals that are practically almost free.

Here's my latest purchase! I can't wait to redeem it!!!

Isn't that amazing? Groupon makes luxury shopping affordable.

Get your super deals by logging on here!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Monochromatic Madness!

One afternoon, after seeing the bags of two of my friends who came to visit, I decided to take a photo of the bags because they were the same color. But I thought to add a few jewelry pieces that are of the same color. And it grew and grew until I got almost everything that was available in my store that had the same hue.

After one group shot, I decided to do another color...and another...and another until I got a good collection of 5 groups. Just thought I would share with you what I did to make one boring afternoon at work fashionably exciting!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ryan Gosling Before the Hotness.

Dear Lucille,

The fact that you hardly sleep at night because you are watching all his old films is a little creepy but then again, it earns you the title of the Number 1 Fan of Ryan Gosling in Metro Manila.

I am sure this is just another phase because just a few years ago, it was the poster of Robert Pattinson that was pasted on your ceiling. I am sure CJ loved that.

Anyway, here's a few photos of the man you have fallen deeply for before he became a god!! It only shows you that someone like him still needed styling to get to his pogi points way up there.

The hottie that he is now.

Here's to wishful thinking.



Monday, August 22, 2011

What the (*@#??

I have very little to say about this. Here goes:

If this was not allowed as billboard material on EDSA......

......this one shouldn't be allowed either.

Colin Kane Can!

It's quite easy to make me laugh...but it's very hard to make me laugh so much that I start crying.

This man did it. Colin Kane is a stand up comic that I was very fortunate to watch when I was in LA a few months ago. My cousins took me and I am every so grateful for making me witness one of the funniest man alive.

I like that fact that he is so funny yet so adorably hot!!!

I wanted to share with you a few seconds of his stints but I hope you are game. He's quite bastos but that's the way I like em'!!