Of Love and Sisterhood



01.29.2014: Happy Birthday, Boobie! 

Hello, dolls! 🙂 It is now March 27 in Manila. Meaning, my sister is going to make my parents proud in a few hours from now!! 🙂 I am dedicating this post to her,cause this is the least thing that I can do and I’ve been feeling sad all day cause I really wish I could be there with them to celebrate 🙁 I could just imagine the sumptuous feast that they will be having after the ceremony. I am so proud of my sister cause she made it through college with flying colors. But most of all, I am very happy for my parents!! All the hard work that they’ve done for us and the support that they’ve been giving us since day 1. I wish I could see the look on my Dad’s face when my sister goes up that stage, but I know our hearts are connected and I will be feeling the same joy that they will feel right at that moment. So before I start bawling here, I will end this introduction now and move on to the rest of my entry.

20 pink balloons for her 20th year on earth!!




Surprised her with this afternoon set up on our rooftop! 🙂


Oreo Milk Shake with Whipped Cream for the birthday celebrant

Pastries and Vietnamese Spring Rolls for everyone to share <3


Had to move the balloons in our room cause it was too hot and we were afraid they will pop.


Vietnamese Spring Roll Ingredients

This certain brand of rice paper is hard to handle. Speed is necessary when using this.


My Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Homemade Peanut Sauce


My parents love vietnamese spring rolls so much, just like me!! And I am so happy that I can just do this whenever I want cause it’s as easy as 1,2,3!



How I served it on the table


Other food on the table

Buko Tart, Ube Tart and pastries from Anghelica’s! But I will write about it on a separate post cause it’s too amazing to share the limelight with my sister




Tarts were from Rowena’s. One of the reasons why I love going to Tagaytay!!



And macarons. Cause macarons make afternoon tea extra lovely!


Hello, FAMILY!! <3


My ultimate birthday present for my sister was to cook for her


My sister loves chicken, and every year she eats fried chicken for her birthday. Since this year is different, I told her to ask our cook to do that for lunch and let me do my “thing” for dinner.


My Roasted Chicken


Everyone loved this!! And I am so happy !! I was only able to marinate it for 2 1/2 hours and it still came out flavorful 🙂




“Deconstructed” Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

My Dad loves it when I make this and my sister doesn’t eat healthy stuff a lot like I do. But this is an excpetion for her 🙂



I love you, my forever roommate/best friend/punching bag!!

I am so so so proud of you!!!


Daddy’s girls







I am one proud sister. I know this is just the beginning of  all the awesome “grown up” things that will come your way (and no it doesn’t involve you drinking and getting drunk).


R <3

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