Friday, September 26, 2014
#italygram #venezia #wanderlust

#italygram #venezia #wanderlust

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Last Pinterest Project of 2013..A Cookie Monster 1st Birthday Party!

It’s so easy to pull off a last minute children’s birthday party styling project when the mom of the celebrant is creative and knows what she wants. I would prefer to DIY most of the decorations but given the time constraints and the busyness at work it really helped that my friend, the mom, really contributed a lot to the whole look of the party. It was really a labor of love. The kid’s dad cooked the food, their friends baked the cake/cupcakes and us who helped in the decorating department.

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my room looks like this everytime I have an event.

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This was a collab between the mom and I. She ordered printables prior to the event. Notice the misspelled birthday bunting.:)

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I loved the polka dot balloons

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I cut these cookie monster and elmo faces by hand.

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Checkered and polka dot patterns everywhere.

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Devo’s home-baked cookie monster cake.

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Thanks for reading!

Introducing…Meshroom

I’m back from a long hiatus and my first entry is something I’m so excited about. As most of you know, MESHROOM is my sister Rye’s brainchild. She partnered with my cousin Boeng to transform her lifestyle store into a It’s the newest hole-in-the-wall restaurant/cozy hangout place back home which I believe will create a VERY big hole in the foodie-heart of Dagupan City.haha.(That was classic Bambi cheesiness).They opened late last year and the concept is the first of its kind back home in my beloved “Dagtown” Dagupan City. My sister is an interior designer by profession but was the one who had the guts to open up a resto/ furniture & lifestyle store/art cafe/ crafting hangout place. My cousin Boeng on the other hand is fresh out of culinary school but is armed with talent and uncanny creativity. With entrepreneurial genes running in the family it was high time for them to start a business. What started as a furniture, accessories and lifestyle store soon transformed into a food business hence the name “Meshroom”, a play on the words mushroom and mesh which means to fit together. Although they added the food aspect,they still offer different home accessories and custom made-furniture. 

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my sister Rye

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my cousin Boeng

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It’s a charming little place with an inviting facade and quirky and fun interiors.

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Not to be biased, I promise you instagram-worthy interiors and drool-worthy food and drinks.

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Customer’s art works and craft projects are proudly displayed in the different nooks and crannies of Meshroom.

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They also sell Samanco, a South Korean ice cream, a rice wafer in the shape of a goldfish. It is filled with creamy vanilla/sweet cream ice cream with a layer of sweet red bean paste beneath the top shell. It is the ice cream version of the Korean Street food, BOONGUH BBANG. The creamiest ice cream I’ve ever had, and Melona, a South Korean melon-flavored ice pop, manufactured by the Binggrae Co. A Korean Classic.image

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They mostly serve light bites and happy grub. I like the way that the menu provides down-to-earth choices and none of the fancy schmancy and pretentious “what is this?!” gibberish that can sometimes make you intimidated while racking your brains out when choosing where to dine out next. They promise comfort food and comfort food is what you’ll get. Chicken wings, blooming onion, fries, chicken tenders, milkshakes, an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are among their menu offerings. They’re still on their soft-opening phase so expect more items to be added to the menu. If you’re bored with the usual dining options our city has to offer then trek to 389 Crisologo Compound, Tapuac District, Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It’s open from 12 noon-11 PM at night.Feel free to like their facebook page. Visit my brother’s Mellow Out skate shop as well which is right next door to Meshroom.( Mellow Out deserves another blog entry altogether.) Pardon my shameless family business self-plugging and thanks for reading!

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For Mellow out’s facebook page.Click here

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Meshroom

389 Crisologo Compound, Tapuac District, Dagupan City

Open 12noon-11PM

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Whistler Farmer’s Market Day Opening

It’s that time of the year again. One of the highlights of my little bubble’s summer. Farmer’s Market opened on Father’s Day this year. I’m just a tad disappointed that there were no cherries and my favourite bread and pastry booth, Purebread. They make the most delicious pastries, cookies and other crazy concoctions.I can’t wait for next Sunday and get my nutella brioche fix.

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Tis’ the time of year when dandelions are so photogenic.

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At the farmer’s market, a lot of jewelry designers set up tents to showcase their creations.

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There are a lot of artsy and fashionista Whistlerites.

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Lots of organic produce are sold in the market though it seems otherwise in the picture.lol

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Handmate Gelato made in Whistler

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an assortment of cheeses made here in BC

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This booth sells leather baby bibs. It’s their first time joining the market.

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Snowcones, perfect for a summer day!:) I love their vintage branding

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This is hands down, one of the best freshly made popcorn I’ve ever tried. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

You are Not Special Commencement Speech by David McCullough Jr.

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view.  Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.  Go to Paris to be in Paris, not to cross it off your list and congratulate yourself for being worldly.  Exercise free will and creative, independent thought not for the satisfactions they will bring you, but for the good they will do others, the rest of the 6.8 billion–and those who will follow them. 


This speech is dedicated not just to the graduates of Wellesley High School but to all of us Millenials (born 1980-2000) or what Time Magazine coined as “The Me Me Me Generation.” Apparently our generation has the highest rate of narcissistic tendencies because of social media and technology. 

image source:Time magazine