Every time I sit down for a meal I always wish that I could skip everything and go straight for dessert! That's how fond I am of sweets, ice cream and baked treats in particular. So here's my question for all of you. How do you like your ice cream? On its own, on a brownie skillet, amongst cookies or drowned in strawberries? I'd obviously pick them all and I have to say that Magnum Manila's take on these dessert mashups are nothing but extraordinary and gastronomic!
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Without batting an eyelash I'd scream for ice cream! My closest friends and family know how much I adore this sweet treat that I'd gobble it up even if the rain beckons. I don't mind the cold. It's the fireworks of flavors I'm after. As crazy as that sounds, it's a true story so it wouldn't sound silly anymore if I told you that I enjoyed Magnum Manila twice in one day. Or is it?
Think about thousands of fairy lights softly twinkling before your eyes, a choo-choo train to carry you around a Christmas village and a bucketful of smiles on everyone's faces. It was as if a magic wand waved us to a place of lights and cheer. I hate to disappoint but we didn't get to go to the Great Hall at Hogwarts; however, it was somewhere equally as magical and charming as that called the Meralco Liwanag Park!
One of the best things that happened to me on my way to Manila for the holidays was when our plane flew over the Taal Volcano. It was around 6:00 am in the morning and majority of the passengers were asleep (my mom, sister and cousin included). I felt like I was in a state of bliss as I gaped and stared at the natural wonder. I was in a deep state of awe that I forgot all about my camera, hence the lack of a photo. But hey, it made it even more special. It also made me realize that our eyes are the best lenses there are in the world. No device can ever compete with the beauty that our eyes can see. Don't get me wrong. I find photography an art and a way of living. I happen to revel in it too. But have you ever wondered how sometimes no matter how we angle our shots, they still don't appear as vivid and beautiful as the way we see them?
There is so much buzz and cooking happening around me right now as Christmas Eve nears. In fact I'm in the middle of making photo booth props for our family reunion tomorrow but I can't let this day go by without greeting all my lovely readers a wonderful and Merry Christmas. This blog has been a wonderful part of my life and It holds a special place in my heart as much as you guys do. Thank you for making all this worthwhile. But before I get up and take a taste test of the dishes I smell simmering in the kitchen, allow me to share a short and heartwarming story that was shared by one of my teachers in elementary. After all, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and we have to greet him a happy birthday too! Let us not forget that. Now, here goes the tale...
It's the festive holiday season once again and giving presents has been a tradition for most of us. I for one believe that handmade gifts are very thoughtful.There's something about a DIY present that makes it so special no matter how simple the item initially is which is why I gladly helped my sister out in preparing these easy and festive Christmas rice krispies for her friends!
Sometimes you’re not sure what you want in life or where you’re headed to go. It can drive you nuts because for many of us uncertainty is scary. It scares me too. You never know what’s out there but then again your heart longs for something that’s invisible to the naked eye. You aspire more. You begin to dream. You chase happiness. You get ready to fly. However, we can’t help but ask: What if I fall? What if I can’t make it? What if I don’t end up happy after all?