Cake Decorating

Have you watched Cake Boss? I know… isn’t he amazing? He’s like the godfather of giant cakes…I haven’t seen other cake masters like him though but I bet they’re good too. Buddy could be like the mad hatter sometimes but boy! Does he inspire me to be a cake decorator too….? πŸ™‚ definitely! I regret not buying the essentials for baking when I had the resources…come to think of it, all those lost years buying non profitable gadgets…I should have bought 5Star quality baking tools and equipment. So in love with KitchenAid and Wiltons right now. Too late to get frustrated now. At least I have a goal right now. πŸ™‚ Find a good job, pay off what needs to be paid off, buy the essentials and get into the business which I feel I am beginning to be passionate about. Why do I say this? Well, just imagine my heart beating so fast everytime I think about buttercream:

Creating multiple tiered cakes


and other baking stuff. There’s no doubt about it. I am inlove. My heart is making a huge thump! thump! now… πŸ™‚

To make it work, I have to plan this out carefully. I remember my love affairs being brief and more on impulse rather than the other way around, so I need to take this slow… πŸ™‚ although it’s not one of my virtues, but I guess I should learn to have patience.

Now back to job hunting… πŸ™‚ I am hoping to design my mom’s and aunt’s cake two months from now. Promise to post it here… πŸ™‚

Baking and Pastry Making

My heart is singing. I went with my sister this morning to do some job hunting. Our local PESO held a provincial job fair since it’s Roxas City’s Anniversary… Happy Anniversary!!!! Unfortunately the jobΒ  hunting was only for people aged from 19-25. Seriously. That should be band. Where’s the equality in employment then? Geez. I am not happy with that.

I am 33 and life appeared dim this morning. Went to COMELEC as well, but unfortunately the validating machineΒ  was not functioning properly. Well, it’s the machine’s fault nott the COMELEC’s. So what made my heart skip? Looking for a table top oven.Although we found none, but my heart went thu-thump looking for that oven… πŸ™‚

Months or I should say years ago, my heart was actually singing about baking or pastry making sessions. I was actually avoiding it, now that I have resigned, what other excuse do I have? Yes, my arms are still open for a lot of things, but my instincts are telling me to go for a lesson. Luckily, it’s 4k a month for the next 6 months but, I think I would really enjoy it.

Still looking forward to a day job…well, I need something to support my eureka moment, right? πŸ™‚

Job Hunting for Mortals Like Me

Hi. I know, it’s been a month since I wrote on this blog. I was out in the real world looking for a day job. Yep, this bum is now looking for the perfect day job. Although, I feel a strong tug and dreams of working abroad. First choice: Abu Dhabi. Second choice? The rest of the world, if you please πŸ™‚

Well, my friend Abigail is on top of the world just being in Abu Dhabi so why not join her? I am still afraid of going abroad mind you, but I am forced by circumstances:)

For the job hunting part, well, I tried the following sites. They are actually free:


” WorkAbroad is an online recruitment service in the Philippines that caters to the needs of recruitment agencies and Filipinos who would like to apply for overseas jobs.

Through WorkAbroad, you can simply submit your resume online, search for job openings online, and apply online – without leaving your home!

Go to and register as a member, and join me in being part of this large and growing community! ”


To know more just follow this path:


According to them: is the #1 job site in the Middle East, offering a complete range of end-to-end employment solutions and career planning tools. is fully functional in English, Arabic and French, and offers the fastest, easiest, most effective and cost-efficient methods for employers to find quality candidates, and for job seekers to find top jobs, in the Middle East and North Africa.


About the site:

(5) All Abu Dhabi Jobs

More info:

Will be fishing out my list in a bit. I have them listed on a note somewhere here…:) will add it on the list soon then… πŸ™‚

If you have any ideas, please inform me right away:)

So as I mentioned earlier, I am looking for a job. πŸ™‚ PM me if you have any ideas:) thanks.

Sick Week

Provinces and regions of the Philippines

Image via Wikipedia

Well, what can I say? Too much food is bad for you. πŸ™‚ I know…so will no eat to much food, will just drink πŸ™‚ hehe. The weather here in the Philippines is a little dramatic lately. It made me feel drowsy all the time. No time to think at all. I got two interviews today, doing what I love – writing. πŸ™‚ Even if you don’t want to agree…I’m still sick, but will be writing again later. πŸ™‚ tudu loo….

Which reminds me…13 days to go and it’s the royal wedding…:)

Saw this map of the Philippines in the media gallery so I thought, why not? πŸ™‚ hehehe…later friends.

Tea as an Elixir of Youth

I love coffee as much as tea, but with the current hype on health and fitness, I tend to sway towards tea drinking in the afternoon or before I go to bed (yes coffee soothes me sometimes that I drink a cup before I go to sleep). Now widely popularized, GreenΒ TeaΒ comes from the Camellia sinensis plant specie. Same goes with Oolong and Black Tea. Who wouldn’t want a possible cancer-free life? Of course, that’s just one of tea’s benefits. The list is actually getting longer as researchers continue to discover the potentials of tea to help one’s health.

Two days ago, I watched a video on how tea can help make your skin look even better.

Click this to watch video

Other than the amazing benefits of tea, do you know that in some countries, preparing it is considered as an art? Here’s a video about Japan’s Tea Ceremony. I don’t know, but I find this video a little enchanting to watch. Probably because of the geisha.

Click this to watch video

Hope you enjoy the 2 video πŸ™‚

Highly Rated Hamburg Steak

My friend Abi and her sister Jashna sent me an email via facebook today. About what? Food.:) Since it was highly recommended, I would then say it must be good. I watched the video and during the process, I can’t help but salivate. After watching, my brain kept on telling me to make one…make one tomorrow….make one!!!! And since it appears contagious, I want to contaminate you too…:) here goes:

What I like about this video is the simplicity and ease (at least it appears to be). Will get back to you soon about it…:) hopefully, post images of the actual dish…


Taking the Time Off

Being a freelancer can be stressful at times. And to getaway from the bro-haha home job that I have, I decided to visit my friend Ivy. She was originally from Cebu (can’t wait to feature that place soon) but lives in Bacolod now because her kind hubby is from there. After getting a confirmation reply from her that I can disturb her peace and quiet, I packed my bag (note to self buy a new one), dumped the mangoes (3 kilos) and bananas in my other bag, rode the tricycle to the terminal and off I went to the beautiful City of Smiles. The Philippines is an archipelago, thus going to Bacolod City mean riding a ferry across. ARGH! Weathers can be tricky sometimes. I expected a peaceful ride (the boat rocked and I felt myself wanting to throw up several times), yeah right! πŸ™‚ So enough chitchat, lemme show you my photos πŸ™‚


Old building at Jaro, Iloilo City

For more pictures, feel free to check the images here: (I will find time to edit the title)

Stuffed Milkfish (Bangus)

Milkfish is the national fish of the Philippines. So to further celebrate the wonderful flavor of this yummy fish, let me give you another video about the glorious ways used to stuff it. Again, the voice is in Pilipino and Tagalog. πŸ™‚ Hehehe…sorry. This week, I will be posting 6 more stuffed food video. You would often see this dish during celebrations like fiesta, birthdays and etc.

How to prepare the fish:

Another presentation:

This is very delicious. Enjoy!!!

Travel Time

Ten days since I started the sugar-water and olive oil diet. Again, I got lazy and totally forgot all about it. Time to unwind and re-focus. I am currently on a self-imposed vacation.

I went south – visiting the city of Bacolod. After a bumpy ferry ride, I arrived a little dizzy watching Tangled during the hour and a half trip.

My friend Ivy picked me up from the terminal and once again, I was reunited with the City of Smiles. My first hour was spent having a good conversation with Ivy, coffee at Bob’s, a few slices of pizza and yummy lasagna (unfortunately it was not as thick as I expected it to be – one layer I guess… but it was cheesy…)

In all fairness, coffee at Bob’s is like walking in a peaceful garden, unlike with Starbucks (fast phased, hyped and so much buzz that there’s no space for thinking). I always have a great time there. Aside from the good company, food is not a question. For $2.00 you can have a good cup.

Arriving at Ivy’s home, I was greeted by her shi tzus with a promise of a new puppy on May. Hopefully, I get a baby girl. Ivy’s children were in the living room when we entered the house. Blue looked amazing with his hair and boy! how tall he was. Always smiling Red looks like an action star. Both kids sure does have the potential to be big heartbreakers (hehehehe). Lookout y’all!

Tomorrow is a new day. Note to self: Have foot spa and a massage session. For now, a good read will do…