Sunday, 19 June 2011


In the show “How I met Your Mother”, Marshall’s Dad died because of heart attack and it reminded me of my own Dad. I miss my Dad terribly.

There was a conversation between Barney and Marshall that went like this:

Barney: I´m never gonna talk to my dad again
Marshall: No Barney. I am never gonna talk to my dad again, but your dad is alive and he lives just down the road.

And then it hit me. I am never gonna talk to my Dad again either. I miss our conversations about current events..I miss his jokes..I miss his passion for food. I just miss Dad-the man who first held me, the man I first loved.

Today is Dad’s one month of physical absence and our very first Father’s Day without him. Dad, I know you’re up there. We miss you so much and we love you beyond words and beyond your presence. You have made a mark in our lives Dad. Every day is a struggle for I was used to having you around. It’s just hard to break such habit. I will never forget the times wherein we just sit in the terrace. And even in silence, I have felt your affection. Dad, your laughter was so contagious and your love was overflowing.  I miss my happiness when you were still around Dad.

To everyone, do not let this day pass without telling your dads how much you love ‘em. Make every moment count.

And to my Big Daddy Cool, I love you.  You are legendary..No, you are LEGENDADDY.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Love & Other Drugs

Today, I thought of watching a movie just because. I looked through the DVD rack and found "Love & Other Drugs". I got interested mainly because it had the word "love" in the title. LOL.

The film has a lot of bed scenes/nudity. I thought, "Whatever happened to Anne Hathaway? First, she went topless on "Havoc", then this?" Well, show business isn't my business. 

I love movies that touch the medical field because I am from the medical field and I can relate. The movie mentioned a lot of drugs. And I just reminisced my school days. Prozac, Zoloft, Artane, Zithromax-what the? I suddenly missed the things I knew a lot before. 

Anyway, in this film, Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway) has Parkinson's Disease and she met Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is a pharmaceutical representative. They hit it off but they never thought that they would fall for each other. What touched me is the love despite the disease and loving even if times get more difficult. That's how Parkinson's Disease works. Every stage gets harder. 

I am no critic. I do not know movie effects, plot elements or whatsoever. I just want to share my thoughts. I liked the movie. I even cried to some parts. Most of all, I learned that there is more to perfection and this film brings truth to the part in the marriage vow "in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part". The movie didn't end in wedding bells though. 

Let me just end this post with a line from the movie: "Sometimes the things you want the most don't happen and what you least expect happens. I don't know - you meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever."

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Oh My Papa

People say that a picture paints a thousand words...

But every time I see this picture, all I could think of is my Dad loved me unconditionally.

Today, I wept again for my loss. I know that God has a purpose and that He will not give us challenges we cannot overcome..but I still miss Daddy. Dad is gone but I know that his physical death is the beginning of his eternal life with our Father. Dad is home now. 

Dad, I see you everywhere-when I look at our cars, when I lie on your bed, when I see your pill box, when I see Gavin's smile, when I look at Mom. I even see you when I close my eyes. I feel you every day Dad.

I still wish that this is just a dream. I still wish that you could have stayed longer.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Best Seller

 My Mom and I decided to attend a cooking and baking class for us to be updated on the trends in the baking industry. I enjoyed the class and I learned a lot. The first cake I made from the class was the "Chocolate Seduction" cake. I made some modifications though.

This cake is rich and moist. The cake's name speaks for itself. This will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. :))

To Gavin with Love

My first nephew was born on December 2009 and we celebrated his monthly birthday with a cake. Well, as the aunt, I was the one who baked the cakes. I tried to make each one unique and I was able to make use of my resourcefulness.

The truth is, I do not have a lot of tools and I have not attended any formal trainings so I can consider myself a self-taught baker or a Mom-taught one. :)

My love for my nephew motivated me to keep doing what I love to do. And with this, I have honed my skills.

First Project

I learned to bake when I was in high school but I was not that into it. As time passed by, I got interested and I have my Mom to thank for. I never thought that I would be given a chance to showcase my basic baking skills  on our family's biggest celebration--Lola's birthday/Christmas Eve. I was not ready but I obliged. 

So this was my first ever project. I made this cake on my Lola's 85th birthday (2009). :)

This was supposed to be a slot machine..LOL. This is what my Lola loves in Vegas. I dunno if it looked like it but I tried my best.

Anyway, I just baked butter cake and used ready made icing for this. The icing was a bit thick which made it hard for me to control. Moreover, I was still a neophyte. :) I used chocolates for the cash out and spin buttons and some candies to add color.

This was not my best work but I'm proud nonetheless.


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Not much though...LOL. Please bear with the mishmash of my blog.