Tea Time – Kate Spade style

Finally got to try the Kate Spade tea set at the Fairmont Raffles Hotel. It’s a dessert-heavy set, in keeping up with the theme of the brand.

1. The Sandwiches


There are 4 kinds of mini sandwiches in this set. All are well-prepared, scrumptious, and light. I love them all.

2. The Pastries


As I mentioned, this set is dessert-heavy, so I took most of these cuties home.


The bag topper on the mini chocolate cake is a sweet gum pastry.


My favorite so far is this tiny choco ribboned cake.


And the chocolate scone is LOVE! (Add to that, clotted cream and cranberry jam, yum!)


3. The Chocolates


These chocolates are divine! I haven’t tasted the red shoe yet, hopefully, that is the best of this bunch.

Of course, I have to pair this set with my favorite Sweet Paris tea.


Not really sure how I feel about this set. I was craving for a salad afterwards! Although the upside is that I got a 20% discount because I charged the bill with my Citibank card (see applicable promo). I do have one thing to say though:

Chocolate scone, I love you!

Of “Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs”

This week was all about discovering/rediscovering a classic TV show, thanks to YouTube and cable. “Frasier”, about a psychiatrist who has “left the building” a long time ago (2004) and his radio show in KACL, Seattle is only but a memory. But the classic show that it is, I find myself drawn to getting my Frasier fix even though I’m at least a decade behind.

Love the chemistry among the cast and the relationships that were built throughout 11 wonderful seasons. Dr. Frasier Crane, with┬áhis eccentricities and high society tastes, is human after all. I also like Frasier’s brother Niles, who is just like Frasier but is a bit luckier in love. I love that Niles “moons” over Daphne, the sometimes “psychic” physical therapist of his and Frasier’s father, Martin. Martin has that everyday wisdom and common sense that his boys often overlook. And Roz, Frasier’s producer, just blends into the family with her wit.

There are many other things that I love about the show as I discover episode after episode, but what I like most is that these episodes were wonderfully and intelligently written. And I absolutely loved that ending.

Frasier will be in my must-watch show every night on YouTube. I’m definitely on the Niles-Daphne team. (They’re adorable together.)


The bag of the day is in my favorite color and favorite landmark print.

The limited edition Herve Chapelier bag in fuschia pink with the Eiffel Tower print is LOVE! Perfect for the rainy days ahead.



I want to show a glimpse of my law school past.

Circa 2000, with my classmates from my block section, 1-B, who eventually became my closest friends


Working on our “group project”


With good friend Mariel, circa 2005 (top pics) and 2008 (bottom pics). Our bar journey.


And finally a shot with the UST Main Building with the Christmas lights. I still kinda dress the same, really.


I have lots of fun memories during my UST years, while we are trying to keep our grades up and commit to the dream of becoming a lawyer. Looking back, I wished I had studied more and partied more. But no regrets.

Missing Summer

Been complaining about the heat these past few months that I did not notice that summer just flew by. (Tomorrow is July already!) The half of the year had its share of disappointments and departures plus the lack of funds made me stay in the city most of the time when most people are at the beach or some place very interesting, just by viewing their FB walls, etc. (Ah, the power of social media nowadays.) But my summer had its high points: I was out of town last Holy Week, had a staycation with a friend, joined two team outings, and I recently saw a person in my past – a former teacher who in one way or another, inspired me. My only wish now, is that I see her again in the future, para makabawi man lamang. Cheesy, I know, but that brief encounter was the bright light of an otherwise bleak year.

In any case, lesson learned: Must plan ahead for next summer, which I hope, will be a more interesting and happier one.

I Can Paint!

I got to unleash my inner Van Gogh at the Sip and Gogh Paint Studio at Capitol Greenstreet. Registered for a class with my friend/officemate who’s really into painting.

We were taught by the resident artists how to paint this particular painting–Homebound. After about two hours, we were done.

This is our masterpiece, mine’s on the left side:


And the evolution of my work:


Update 7/19/14: Autumn


Update 7/31/14: Midnight Stroll


A closer look. This might be my fave work so far.


my story, among other things.


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