Just for laughs

Elephabet. Toppers. Rock on!

I cannot promise that this post makes complete sense. It all started from searching through my blog archives for a Halloween 2011 photo (there’s none). We may or may not have our annual Halloween party on Wednesday night, see. And to convince myself that it needs to happen, I wanted a memory of last year’s bash. Couldn’t find one. What does this frantic search for photos remind me of? The need to catalogue my photo files. Stat!

Since photo organizing is still an art I have yet to master, I will leave that for yet another day. So this search led me instead to the Bunny with a Toolbet store in Etsy. The owner put her book and crafts project on Kickstarter last year and I was really interested in it. I went back and forth about sponsoring though until the fund was completed and I didn’t pitch in at all. Now, I still want to buy the book, and maybe a few of her pieces.

Here’s how the Elephabet book looks like. It’s also available on Amazon.

Source: etsy.com via Vera on Pinterest



Apart from the book, I’m also thinking of getting an original Elephant that she made just for this project. But then I her Wedding Topper Elephants!

Source: etsy.com via Vera on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Vera on Pinterest



This pair is my favorite, I think, but I’d also love it in purple!

Source: etsy.com via Vera on Pinterest



My ideas for my own wedding changes constantly, but there will always be cake. Any of these pairs would be welcome on our cake!

This character grabbed my attention too, rock on!

Source: etsy.com via Vera on Pinterest



So then my thoughts flew to other things. Like the best soundtrack for my wedding. That’s always been a fun topic. We wanted Pinoy band scene. Which rock band would do a wedding gig though? Haha! But any show band would take on a Pinoy rock theme, I think. But wedding plans are still, up to now, quite vague. We know we want to get married, but we’re so tempted to just elope and surprise everyone! Although, we do want to throw a nice big celebration dinner for all our friends and family who have witnessed our love story so far. It would be a nice thank you for everyone who have been part of our journey so far. Diba?

There’s no one title, or set of keywords that is perfect for this post. See how I’ve jumped from one topic to another? halloween kids books wedding rock music acoustic guitar pickup musicians friend. No cohesive key word. SEO nightmare! Haha SmileI don’t care!

So to close this post, this is what the musician’s friend above reminded me of. I had to search for this video in my blogs (old and new) just so I could grab it and share. It’s not the Halloween photo I was originally searching for, but it still has my nephew and nieces in it. This was taken 5-6 years ago. Our little rockstars with their badminton racket/acoustic guitars! Enjoy!


Dilbert and Garfield

Years back, I subscribed to receive daily strips from Dilbert and Garfield. I don’t get to read them everyday though. So I was cleaning out my mailbox just now and saw these two for March 30th:


How do you feel today?

The Sizzling Pepper Steak

Can you guess what this is? You’d probably know what it is if you’ve already been to the Sizzling Pepper Steak at Trinoma.  If you don’t know what it is, well…


Last night was the first time we had dinner at this place and both Alfred and I agree that it was a good experience.  You don’t have to be worried on your first time there, they have a TV that plays demos of how to eat their bestselling dishes served on hot plates.  No, I am not kidding 🙂

The food is served on hot plates, with paper walls shielding the customer from the smoke that’s coming off sizzling meat:


The waitress told me to flip the beef cutlets (I ordered Gyu Saikoro) so that it can be cooked evenly, but I had to take photos and forgot to flip them at the right moment. I thought for sure the meat won’t be well done just the way I like ’em, but surprisingly, they were cooked just right. And I cannot believe how tender the meat was.  As in, like it could melt in your mouth. Haha 🙂


It is served with mongo sprouts, a few slices of carrots and baguio beans on the side.  There’s also a sauce to glaze the meat. It kinda tastes like Tokyo Tokyo’s Beef Mizono, but not really.  Basta, I liked it 🙂  If you want rice to go with your meal though, you’d have to order it separately. I didn’t. What I got instead, was this yummy Chicken Salad. 


We ordered the salad as an after thought, but we were so glad that we did. It is both sweet and salty; the chicken was very tasty.  It’s chicken salad with nuts on top of lettuce, ripe mango slices, grapes, and tomatoes – with yummy sauce. Ugh. LOVE.

Tiramisu was up for dessert, and it was the single disappointing part of the meal.  I don’t think Tiramisu is meant to be frozen delight is it? In my mind Tiramisu is meant to be soft, and even wet. I’m guessing they stored the pan in a freezer, but it didn’t thaw enough before serving. So when you try to get a spoonful you get stuck at one layer… Oh well…

So Alfred and I discussed our eating habits, and how we could actually just order food to share the next time we dine there. We’d definitely get the chicken salad again.  On a more serious note though we should really change our eating habits because even the best diet supplements won’t be able to help us lose weight! Wahaha 🙂

Oh before I forget, so what’s on the first photo? Exhaust vents! They have a lot of those over the tables all around the restaurant. While we were being seated, the waitress warned us not to bump our heads on the exhausts. Alfred and I both reacted – that’s what it is! 🙂  Unluckily for the guy who sat on the table next to us, he hit one of these babies real hard. As in. 


I have been MIA for several days haven’t I?  

On Thursday morning, I went to take a look at the job offer from another company and that took quite awhile – longer than I anticipated.  I fell dead asleep after having lunch on Friday. Stayed until 2pm at work on Saturday, then out with the boyfriend too. Today after work we went out to lunch and a stroll at the mall. Then the usual Sunday afternoon TV viewing, haha. 🙂

If you’re a blog addict like I am, being away from your domain can give you anxiety attacks, haha 🙂 Being hooked on blogging is probably why Delaney gave me this award:


From what I gather, here’s the official description of the award:

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…

You know what I think? This award should be given to bloggers whose writing keep us glued to our screens like zombies, reading through their posts.  Bloggers who, when you first chance upon their blog, get you to spend hours reading through to their first ever post.  In short, these are the bloggers who keep me away from my bed, keeping me awake until I look like a zombie! Haha 🙂

Now, I decided to bestow this gift to bloggers that I super enjoy reading, but I’m more of a stalker in their blogs.  I’m not optimistic they would even notice that I gave them an award, these are very popular bloggers and receive so many comments for each post, but I’d love for you to get to visit them anyway. Oh okay, I’ll add in some super fun ladies who I’ve been stalking for a long time!  So check out my Zombie Chicken Awardees:

  1. The Pioneer Woman
  2. Bakerella
  3. MammaDawg
  4. KimB
  5. and Delaney too! 🙂

Why don’t you go ahead and recommend more Zombie bloggers to me? 


On a very different note… Remember our condo units that have forever been in improvement mode? Well my brother just reminded me that we haven’t heard back whether the kitchen cabinetry installation is finished (and it should already be).  I wonder how the place looks like now?  I haven’t been there since the improvements were made, maybe because I don’t wanna feel bad that we can’t do more to make the space fantastic, or turn it into a big working kitchen filled with baking equipment, a zero radius sinks, Kitchen Aid mixer, oven, and everything else I drool over. Hays.

Project 365 – Day 1

I have decided to jump in and do my own Project 365: A Photo for Each Day. Who knows, this might even spark 365 layouts for this year. Or not. 🙂
Here’s my first photo, taken January 1st:

Those are hoops that are part of a set, the missing part is the pole. It’s a toy that teaches kids to aim accurately. These hoops gave us hours of fun during our Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. We made a contest out of how many hoops we can successfully land on the pole. I think that the most one person got that night was five out of eight. Everyone enjoyed playing – the kids did well, and the adults had fun too!
Because I was game master at Christmas, I didn’t really get to try this out. Come New Year’s Day, I seized the chance to try my hand at it. I didn’t do to well, haha! Just one out of eight!
That’s what really makes our Christmases and New Years fun, just hanging out with each other and playing all sorts of games for the kids. I don’t remember when this started; we used to just eat, open gifts, and do our own thing. But this new tradition is way more fun of course.
I heard that they played a new game on New Year’s Eve. It was something that 8 year-old Adam came up with, using something that he got for Christmas. I don’t know what it was, I’ll ask around and find pictures.

This post reposted from my blogger blog.

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