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Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Fely J’s

I was so upset when my Dad drove me to work on November 1st. I wanted to spend the “holiday” with them since all of my siblings are on break from school. I just kept silent with my earphones on while he was too preoccupied taking business phone calls. I always have this “sentimental moment” during car rides, aside from the weird verity that I also daydream about some silly scenarios in my head, I can’t refrain myself from contemplating about life over and over and over again! Listening to some feel-good songs definitely helped me take my mind away from the things that have been bothering me. Until….. I looked through my Dad’s eyes.

I do not know what hit me, but that sudden moment took me to my future. It took me to think of what I want to do with my life for the next 5 years. It boiled down to me wanting to do everything with my family around, me aspiring to attain my goals for my family, and me being the best Ia that they could ever have. I might sound like a 5 yo little girl telling you how happy she is and how she loves her parents while showing you her drawing, but that’s what I feel every time we are together as a family.

2 nights ago, just like any other nights, I prayed for our family but this was somewhat different cause I talked to Him about my Dad more. What happened the day after was really moving that my morning prayer was full of gratifying messages again. God really amazes me with all his works. In less than 8 hours, he was able to turn around things for my Dad and for the family. I am really astonished by how he works with my life.

11.05.11

As if the answered prayer wasn’t enough, God blessed me with another day well spent with the family. Definitely one of the most heartwarming bondings that my siblings and I shared.  It was nice to see my siblings have fun in the kitchen and act responsibly by taking charge of setting up our table and get all giddy while preparing our dinner. Some snippets during our “pizza day”

My brothers Remo and Renzo 🙂

I bought ready-to-use pizza dough since I did not have enough time to make it.

My brother Remo is becoming a food enthusiast. So cute to see him in the kitchen! 🙂

One of the pizzas that we made 🙂

Bechamel sauce + Parmesan + Mozzarella + Shrimp + Pineapple

I also decided to make White Chocolate Cheesecake

My cheesecake layer is quite thin since I used 1/3 of the recipe for my cheesecake cups.

11.06.2011: 

I met up with my family after work. I’ve been working every Sunday lately and I am really unhappy about it, especially when I am scheduled to work at night. I am glad that my schedule for that day favored my family and me to have our family day.

We went to Fely J’s for dinner.


Felyjini

Coconut heart + fruit cocktail + fruit juices = HEAVEN

I swear one of the best fruit juices that I’ve tried. I was quite hesitant of this so I opted for sago’t gulaman. Glad my brother gave this a try. Will order this when we go back 🙂

Seafood Kare-Kare

 The karekare sauce was very flavorful. I swear I could finish a whole serving! I love kare-kare very much, and this did not fail! Aaaah, craving for this NOW.

Crispy Pata

My family loved this so much! Definitely worth every penny 🙂

Sauteed Paco (fern leaves) and Mushrooms

I love vegetables! Having a Grandfather and a Dad who eats vegetables in every meal and infiltrated my siblings and me made me love it too!

My parents and I loved this so much that we ordered this twice! Yum!!

Pork Binagoongan

My brother Renzo ordered this. My Dad was right when he told us that all of the dishes that we ordered were very delicious that we forgot about the pork binagoongan.

Crunchy Paco

Loved this too!! Each ingredient complimented each other! Nom nom nom 🙂

Bam-I

It’s not a Filipino feast without noodles!!

Leche Flan

My brother Remo loves leche flan so he ordered this

. The best leche flan that we’ve ever had was our Lolo’s. <3 I swear! The consistency and the amount of sweetness of his leche flan will make you want more!

This was the only disappointing dish that we ordered. The consistency was not smooth at all.

Maja Blanca

We all loved the sauce!! Fely J’s Maja Blanca is different but really good!

Sikreto ni Mara Clara

My Mom agreed to dine in at Fely J’s when she saw the poster of this dessert.

We all loved this, especially my Dad! He couldn’t stop raving about this! Actually, he couldn’t stop raving about Fely J’s after stepping out of the restaurant! 🙂

Canonigo with Mango Balls

My brother Renzo ordered this. It was described by our server as our typical Brazo de Mercedes. I chose Maja Blanca over this but my brother was so curious that he still pushed through.And yes, it is like our typical Brazo de Mercedes only that it doesn’t have a “custard” feeling. Only egg whites. It will make you feel like you are eating a souffle because of the texture.

Our Fely J experience was exceptional. Just like my Dad, I couldn’t wait to go back! Found a new love on a Sunday night <3 🙂

We always visit Sinfully everytime we are in Greenbelt.

As usual, we wouldn’t go ou without a bag of bread and a box of chocolates! I always try a chocolate or two every week and it never fails me every time 🙂

To cap the day, my sister convinced me to watch 3 idiots. She loved this movie so much that she wanted to watch it again with me. It’s a long movie but very entertaining and inspiring in a humorous way. 🙂

I am so glad to see everyone happy .Especially my Dad. Looking through his eyes, I know his heart is full <3

<3

R

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