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4 years, a lifetime to go

It’s almost an hour before the clock strikes 12. By then we would be celebrating our first year “wedding” anniversary and coincidentally, our fourth year of being together.

Time flew by so quickly, my love. I was just telling Sab earlier that it was just like yesterday. I remember vividly the night we found out I was pregnant- the same night I knew you were the one for me. The same night I knew, you will be a great father to our child.

You’ve been such a blessing in my life, Saz. Thank you for letting me be who I am and for pushing me to be better. For believing in me when I’m in my lowest of low. For loving the unlovable in me. For all the sacrifices and selflessness. For making me feel beautiful when I’m not- I look into your eyes and I see the best of me. Thank you for giving your best shot in everything. For providing for our family. For being generous and humble. For making me laugh every single day (no fail). For the passion you have for your vocation. For inspiring me. For giving me the world (although just having you and Marcelo, means the world to me) For everything, thank you.

With you, I can take on pretty much anything life throws at me! Still in awe at how “fight-less” our relationship is now that we’re married. HAHA. Luck’s on our side. :P

Happy anniversary to my best friend, my favorite enemy, my cheerleader, my bully, my husband, my God’s best, my everything. I love you so much.

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Valentine’s

Flowers, check.

Pre-dinner tea fix, check.

Good food and wine, check.

Massage, check.

Conversations and laughter, check.

Best husband ever, check.

(Source: avocadomousse)

Anonymous asked: i have a question.... WHY IS YOU BABY SO CUTE???!!!?????? aaaaahhh. (sorry..he's just too cute!:)

HAHAHA Awww sweetest question everrr. THANK YOU THANK YOUUUU!!! :D :D :D He’s adorbzzz!

Anonymous asked: your baby's cheeks are so puffy and red! so cute!

HAHAHA Yeah he likes rubbing his cheeks on surfaces when he’s cranky :)) 

Another First: Solid Foods

Well, guess what?

I’ve just introduced solid food to Marcelo’s diet! Pedia instructed me to give him rice cereal for his “first meal”. With that, she meant- cooked rice with breastmilk, sort of like the ever famous lugaw or congee.

There’s a variety of choices in the market- of course there’s the normal white rice that we eat, a healthier alternative would be brown rice, Gerber for those who are too busy to cook, and my personal pick- fine organic brown grains available at Healthy Options.

A few days ago, exactly on his father’s birthday, Marcelo tried his rice cereals. Spoon fed the little one and as expected, he made quite a mess. Spits here and there, some residue of the cereals on this chin and over to his bib. It was quite an experience, really, and it’s exciting! I read in Babycenter that parents have to make “eating” more fun by making sounds and silly gestures as if the spoon’s either a helicopter or a rocket landing on his mouth. It was nice seeing my son open his mouth or even reach for his spoon and his bowl! At least he’s interested, right?

Hopefully, within the next few weeks, we can introduce more varieties like squash or potatoes! Now that would be another awesome thing!

Hello from my 6-month old boy!!!

Green Pastures!

One fine Sunday, my mom, sister and I decided to go out on a date and we decided to try Green Pastures. Since my mama’s an advocate of organic ingredients, she accepted my request to try this place even if it meant burning a hole in her pocket!

Green Pastures (Shangri-La New Wing)

Need I explain more? This place of organic goodness was created by Cyma’s chef Robby Goco. No wonder its getting all the buzz these days because of its farm-to-table set-up giving one’s palate a healthful mix of organic dishes. Walk-in’s are always welcomed with a long list of reservations it’s almost insane!

So you may ask, is it worth it? A definite YES.

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Warm grains, organic arugula (my fave!), broccoli, tomatoes, konbu roasted chicken, sharp cheddar, raw corn, housemade siriracha, and pesto vinaigrette 

Now this defies your usual perception of a salad. If you’re up for an interesting twist, then this will surprise you in a good way because of the greens to warm grains ratio. In this dish, you’ll get more grains than greens. Now that’s a tongue twister! Haha. I had a pretty hard time finishing this salad, truth be told. I guess I was not expecting such a hearty salad w/carbs in it. Overall, it was tasty most specially the konbu roasted chicken!

imageAl Funghi Pasta

organic mushroom, garlic, creme fraiche, pecorino, fettucine

For those like me who like mushrooms, you will love this. Pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was just too good to resist! 

imageDuck You!

duck fat fries, duck skin chicharon, duck confit

By far the best fries I’ve ever had since Mcdonald’s, hahaha. Kidding aside, this awesome dish will leave you wanting more. Wondering what’s in that bottle? Its vinegar! Yep, you spray it on your fries! 

image80/20 Burger

80% wagyu beef and 20% smoked organic panchetta, with house made stracciatella, buttered brioche 

My sister ordered this so I just had a bite (yes, she can finish this big of a dish..she turns into a monster when she’s hungry so I dont usually grab a bite from her food hihi) Peace, Bb! I can say that it was delish! The cheese was rich enough to complement the tender and juicy meat!

Last but not the least, the pineapple-malunggay drink, which I was unable to take a picture of because we finished it even before I took out my phone. It was that good! Great for a nursing mom like me!


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