Monday, April 23, 2012

Movie Rant: The Lucky One

Last Sunday, me and my neighbor watched The Lucky One. Yeah, the movie where Zac Efron is oooozing with Sex Appeal! LOL :))

Okay, this part would be full of spoilers. If you haven't seen the movie, it's up to you if you want to read this.

The Lucky One is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. It tells the story of a marine who had a near death experience. The morning after the raid, he saw a shiny object that caught his attention near a pile of rubles. It was a picture of a woman and at the back it says 'keep safe'. Right after he got the picture, a few meters apart from where he was standing, an aerial attack happened.

I don't want to say that this movie is similar to my story but let's skip that part because it's all in the past now. LOL :)))) but to be honest, this movie made me cry because I can relate to it.

All the characters are fictitious but it gives you a vision of what happens in their world. I love the story because it's not as dramatic as the other novels that turned into movies (the ones that Nicholas Sparks wrote). It's very light and anyone can relate because it happens or it might have happen in real life.

Plus, who wouldn't want to see Zac Efron, almost naked and hot. LOL :)) Zac did a pretty good job in buffing up his body. Hell Yeah!

I would recommend girls to watch this movie. It's light and romantic. I don't want to comment so much on technical aspects or the plot. You have to see it yourself.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My late Birthday Gift to Gino's Mom

As promised, I made Mama Gi a belated birthday cake (cause I gave my brother the cake I was supposed to give to her). This is the end result of the cake that I made.

And I will quote the SMS of my beloved:

"Yung cake na bigay mo love, nangalahati na :) "

and I said thank you, for appreciating the effort and for eating the cake that I made :)

And with that, I am going to buy the ingredients for Luke's cake. He wanted a Spongebob themed cake. Good luck on that. HAHAHA :))

Monday, April 16, 2012

Chocolate Cake for my Brother's Birthday

I made Mighty a Chocolate Cake for his Birthday. Initially, this was for Mama Gie's birthday (Gino's Mom). I'll just make her another one and also, another cake for Lucas because it's his birthday on the 22nd.

Chocolate Cake with Choco Frosting Recipe

1 cup cocoa powder
2 cups boiling water
1 cup butter, room temperature
2  - 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 - 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 9-inches cake pans.
2. In a medium bowl, stir the boiling water into the cocoa until smooth and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
4. At medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 4 to 5 minutes.
5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Turn the mixer to low speed. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
7. Stir in the vanilla and do not over beat.
8. Pour and equal amount og batter into each of the 3 prepared pans.
9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (I baked mine for 25 minutes) or until cake tester comes out clean.
10. Cool in pan or racks for 10 minutes.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Magic's New Toys

I got my package from Ms. Odyssa just this morning! I'm excited to see Magic tomorrow and let him try his new toys :)

Gino was looking for toys for Magic because Magic is actually teething. Whenever his teeth touches any part of our body, it's kind of painful. Gino was looking for toys online and found the brand Kong. I found Ms. Odyssa's shop online via and I found the Kong Extreme which we were looking for :)

Thank you Ms. Odyssa for being so accommodating and patient :) Shopping at her shop was a bliss. :) I would upload videos and photos soon :)

Kong Extreme Medium
Red and White Rope Chew Toy 
Ms. Odyssa's South Bark :)

our baby Magic :)

For Pet Supplies Contact Ms. Odyssa at:

Odyssa Abrille

Chocolate Lovers: Baking Heaven

My sister asked me yesterday if I wanted to go with her at Chocolate Lovers. Chocolate Lovers is the Castle like structure in Cubao that is filled with all your baking needs! It is baking heaven in there. The traffic was just terrible. We used the White Plains route in going to EDSA from our house. It took us an hour just to go there and the worst part is, it was the hottest day yesterday. Around 36 degrees. Oven hot!

Anyways, since I'm into baking now, I got myself a few stuff.

Caster Sugar
Cream of Tartar
Cake Flour
Cocoa Powder
Cupcake Liners
I want to visit there again. A few minutes was not enough for me. Boohoo!!

If you want to check it out, Chocolate Lovers is located at:

Chocolate Lovers
45 P Tuazon St. Cor. Q. Benitez St., Cubao, Quezon City
Contact Numbers;
(632) 411-7474 / (632) 724-5752 / (632) 724-4964

Monday, April 2, 2012

3 Day Bohol Trip

30 March 2012 - 01 April 2012

I've been on hiatus for 3 days because me and Gino went to Bohol. I love Bohol! Last year, this time around, I was also in Bohol in time for the Holy Week. This post would be picture heavy so please bear with me :)

So, we took airphil express as our choice of plane from Manila going to Tagbilaran airport.

The weather was hot in Tagbilaran during the weekend. When it was wet and raining in Manila, it was freaking hot in Bohol.

Sherwood Aqua Bay

We checked-in at the hotel resort called Sherwood Bay Resort and Dive School. It is situated at Panglao Island. Around 20-30 mins drive from Tagbilaran Airport. The owner of the hotel is Ms. Lisa Gomi. Her name obviously is foreign sounding. She's very very nice and accommodating. We had the time to chit-chat with her and according to her, she's actually Japanese. She's blonde looking with a British Accent. Her mother is British and her father is Japanese. She moved in the Philippines 10 years ago and the resort is 3 years old. They love the Philippines and they've decided to build a hotel resort in Bohol. Their resort is really nice. It's actually far from the city but we like how serene the place is.

Sherwood Aqua Bay Resort

Bird of Paradise Room


We took the Country Side Tour for this trip. Although I already took it before, doing it again, this time with Gino, is a different experience. Aside from the usual tour, we also went to the Hagdanan Cave and the Mang-aso Waterfalls. It was a pain in the neck to go to the waterfalls. Senior Citizens can never ever go there. They'll struggle climbing the hundred plus stairs going down to the falls. LOL :))

Hagdanan Cave

Mang-aso Waterfalls