2014 Philippine Holidays

Here's the reason to be merry:  Malacanang has announced the official holidays for 2014!  Time to mark your calendars and plan your vacations :-)

Prayer to Saint Padre Pio

Today, I share with you the Prayer to Saint Padre Pio on his feast day. Thank you, Padre Pio, for interceding for us!

Christmas Wish List

With less than 100 days till Christmas, I'm starting to prepare gifts for relatives and friends. I always make a list of all the people we want to give gifts to. It's our little way of saying "thanks" for their presence in our lives. Of course, at the top of my list are my hubby and our daughter!

So, I'm hoping to get some extra funds the next couple of months so I can buy these for them. :-)

C recently broke her tablet (buti na lang mura lang din yun! hehehe ;)), and she has been openly saying she wants to ask another one from Santa for Christmas. I saw this at Lazada, with good reviews, so I'm thinking maybe this could be the one for her!

Reward for hubby's hard work! :-)

Have you started your own Christmas lists?

Craving for JCo Donuts!

This cold, rainy morning makes me want to eat donuts!
What's your favorite JCo donut? :-)

Have a sweet weekend! :)

Chic cafes at Molito: Designer Blooms Cafe and Le Petit Cheri

I found two chic cafes at the Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang.  They're the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the afternoon, whether alone or with your girl friends.

First is the Designer Blooms Cafe.

I've always thought this little shop was just a flower shop, up until a friend suggested we meet up here.  I was in for a nice surprise!  It's not just your usual Designer Blooms flower shop! It's a flower shop and a cafe in one! Such a nice treat, indeed, with all the beautiful flowers surrounding you while you sip coffee or chat with a friend. 


Cute little nook
We spotted Matteo Guidicelli who bought a red rose. I wonder for whom? ^_^

Thumbs up for this great recommendation from the waiter! This lasagna is soooo delicious!!!

I love the colorful timers! Orange for mild, royal blue for medium, sky blue for strong.

Vases of different shapes, colors, and sizes

Little details that make the cafe so cute!

Next up, just a few meters away, is Le Petit Cheri.

The large windows make the cafe bright and airy.  The winding staircase makes one feel like a princess in a fairy tale. But the thing I like most are the large bookshelves with lots of nice books for young and old alike. The next time I'm back, I'll be sure to spend a little more time just to read. :)

My little princess loved going up and down this staircase


And more books!


Dr. Seuss books are always a delight!

The macaron: just a little bit too sweet for my (not-so-sweet) tooth.

The bill came in this cute tray!

I love nutella, but maybe it'll still take me over a year to finish this XXL-sized one! :P

Picture wall
So, the next time you're in the South, why not try these out? I assure you of a wonderful time!  Enjoy! :)

Hello world! I'm back!

I've been busy, oh so busy over the past several months! Obvious, isn't it? It's almost the end of the year and I only have 3 entries for 2013! I can't believe it!!! Well, I hope to catch up in this last quarter.

So, again, Hello World! I'm still here, in case you've missed me. hehehe ;)  I'm back!!! :-)