Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

11.30.2013: 22 days

Hello dolls! 🙂 It’s the first day of the month and I feel ambivalent about it.For the past few days, I’ve made things happen and did everything that I want to do, and I plant to keep it like that. I always get into this juncture when I am about to leave, like I try my best not to go that depressing sappy lane of “separation anxiety” or “SEPANX” as they call it now lol. I think I still have to muster up the art of putting a brave face for that “airport moment”, A and I did a great job this past October, and I want that to happen as well a few weeks from now. “It’s not going to be for too long, so there’s no reason to be sad”.

Anyway,this a “drama free” blog now, I am going to stop from there and go on with my last entry about my 23rd birthday! 🙂 BUUUUT before I do so let me share with you my #throwback for this weekend! 🙂

Since it now the first day of February, or the “love month” as hopeless romantics puts it, here are a couple of my favorite entries

With my favorite Valentine’s dates –

Just like Anthony Bourdain –

Hot Air Balloon Experience –

Hot Air Ballon Experience II –


birthday dinner with girlfriends at my favorite place to celebrate, our rooftop! 🙂


I know for sure that I am not yet too old to go clubbin’ but spending a year away from home, and leaving again after less than a year makes me want to just be here…ALL THE TIME. Like, I turn down gatherings with friends if I know it will make me miss dinner with my family.

Anyway, I will get my solid independence in less than a month, no biggie! haha


Chelsey and Diane surprised with a very delicous frozen cake!!! Wasn’t really expecting them to sing and bring a birthday cake for me!





Not a fan of frozen cakes but this is really good! 🙂


After wine faces


I find joy in cooking. Lately, I’ve found myself hosting parties at home just so I can cook many dishes in a day. I don’t care how stressful it is, or how it eats up my entire day, I just want to be in the kitchen and create something delicious for the people that I love <3

My incomplete birthday food. I cooked “comfort foods” for everyone cause it was good night to relax and have wine with everyone. I did not want to be too stressed out for my own party.


Shrimp and Sausage Paella

Told you I like to serve paella on special occasions! haha


Baked Creamy Chicken Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

Beet Battered Fish

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf 

Asian Salad with Sesame Lime Dressing (another signature!)

..and Red Velvet / Chocolate Cupcakes


My siblings helped me frost the cupcakes while I set up the table


Keepin’ it classy! haha


Since it is a Saturday,another family night, I am going to squeeze in our burger night part 2! I get extremely happy when I spend time with my sister in the kitchen, it makes me feel like she can make a man happy someday! LOL


We do not have decent photos during our burger nights, the piggies gets too excited when they see (and smell) the burgers that they just dig in and start eating!!!


Can’t have a burger night without BACON!


…and some good ol’ L-T and P and O for the B! (okay I don’t make sense)

But go figure!


Cause we love cheese too much.

Homemade juicy lucy burgers…with more cheese on top!

So juicy…..and good!!!!!


R <3


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