Less than a month before the big day, my girl friends organized a bridal shower for me.
They chose the ‘lace and pearls’ theme in honor of my love for anything lacey. When I got to my friend’s house, you can see I was surprised.
The set-up of the whole place was so pretty!
The food was fancy and yummy.
Who wouldn’t act ladylike in this surrounding? =)
After mingling and catching up over dinner, we had games like charade,
and the making-of-a-bridal-gown using tissue paper.
There was also the giving of gifts, which could be all celebrant’s favorite portion, haha!
As you can see, I’m one happy bride-to-be, thanks to my friends! =)
*photos courtesy of my friend, A
It’s embarrassing to admit that I don’t know how to cook. There are two ways though to escape cooking, 1) hire a chef at home, or 2) eat out every day, both of which require spending a lot of moolah.
I’m not considering any of these two options so I am left with the most ‘responsible’ action- learn how to cook.
So when group buying site Deal Dozen had a 4-Day Adult Cooking Camp promo in The Cookery Place, I bought the coupon right away.
Upon entering The Cookery Place, you would get the fun and young vibe. I specially like the doodles in some parts of the kitchen made by We Will Doodle.
The kitchen is designed in such a way that all students get a hands-on learning experience. This was my work station-
The chef instructors first gave a short lecture, then a demo, and lastly, we should cook 3-4 dishes on the spot per day.
I was able to prepare Ceasar Salad, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Poached Chicken with Mornay Sauce, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Chili Con Carne, Cornbread, Fish Cakes, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Fish Fumet, Soba Noodle Soup, Consomme, and Cream of Mushroom Soup.
My favorite was making fresh homemade pasta!
Here’s my ‘masterpiece’ of Poached Egg on Risotto topped with Hollandaise.
Overall, it was a fun learning experience and it made me one step closer to loving and enjoying cooking. Thanks, The Cookery Place! :)
The Cookery Place, 2GH Kensington Place, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, contact #
Printed pink dress
The weather is scorching hot and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach! Since I don’t have time to go to Boracay, I’ll just settle looking at my old photos, lol!
This was in 2009-
And this one, just last year-
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Before taking the big leap, I decided to have one last trip before I turn into a Mrs.
With our hectic schedules and budget considerations, we chose to fly to Hong Kong. HK will always be the place-to-go for us because of the wide array of shopping and food choices available.
Here were some highlights of the trip:
1. Mira Hotel
*photo from www.adelto.co.uk
It was my first time to stay in Mira and I must say it is beautiful and cozy. I found the purple shades in the room very seductive yet classy. My friend urged us to upgrade our rooms so we had buffet breakfast, unlimited drinks, and free wifi.
Yes, the Evian is bottomless, too!
They had welcome drinks for us which we had at their famous bar, Vibes.
*photo from www.zeobar.com
Vibes reminded me of Skye in Fort because the place is open-air, too. It also has this ‘chill’ atmosphere where you will not get deaf from the loud music blasting from the speakers.
It’s really a beautiful hotel. Although the price of the room is a bit steep, I would suggest you staying here if you have the extra budget for luxury.
Mira Hotel, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.themirahotel.com
2. Yung Kee
*photo from my friend, D
Yung Kee is a must when in HK. The goose is delectable and my friends loved the century egg.
*photo from my friend, D
Yung Kee, 32 Wellington St., Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, www.yungkee.com.hk
3. St. Betty
We were supposed to have afternoon tea here but the tea set didn’t look very appetizing so we just had drinks and enjoyed the wonderful view of the harbour.
St. Betty, Podium Level 2, IFC Mall, Central District, Hong Kong, www.stbetty.com
*photo from luxury-insider.com
Hutong restaurant has an impressive ambiance and beautiful view. Pardon me as I wasn’t able to take photos in the restaurant because it’s so dark inside, which actually makes the view all the more breathtaking.
*photo from i-telegraph.co.uk
The food here is very very spicy, so give the servers a heads up if your tolerance is low. Since the place is always packed, they require a minimum consumption per head of HKD400.
There was a wishing tree by the entrance and we wrote our wishes and hung it there.
I love wishing trees, such good vibes!
Hutong, 1 Peking Road, Hong Kong, www.aqua.com.hk
5. Charlie Brown Cafe
This brings back so many childhood memories! My friends are I were so giddy seeing all the Charlie Brown characters.
How cute are these cakes?
I remember watching the stage play, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The lesson of the story was, at the end of the day, what matters is if you lived your life as a good person. Brilliant and touching.
Charlie Brown Cafe, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong www.charliebrowncafe.com
6. Dada Bar + Lounge
We found reviews online of this bar near our hotel called Dada. We went there and was pleasantly surprised to find out it is a jazz bar.
We popped a bottle of champagne and relaxed to the sound of the music.
Dada Bar + Lounge, 39 Kimberly Road, Hong Kong, www.dadalounge.com.hk
*photo from my friend, A
Lan Kwai Fong before was so packed the night when we went there because of a rugby event! The streets were full of people and we had to squeeze our way.
We ended up in Dragon-I by accident and was surprised to find out it’s actually one of the hippest bars in HK. Lucky us!
Dragon-I. 60 Wyndham St., Hong Kong, www.dragon-i.com.hk
Thanks to my friends for flying out to HK with me! I appreciate it! :)
blue collar + blue skirt