My Week in Photos #13

Checking out the new coffee shop, Craft, down the street from my parents house

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Digging the reclaimed wood furniture

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Split pea soup for dinner (recipe from David Lebovitz) – my first time to make it!

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Yogurt, granola and strawberries makes a healthy-ish breakfast

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Waiting for my turn at the cashier

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Christmas display at Shangri-la Plaza mall. I wish I had brought Bea along to see it!

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Drove to Anilao for the weekend. Two lolos (grandfathers) vying for the little one’s attention

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Sorting the shells and corals

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Look at that face!

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Wrinkled fingers from soaking in the water too long, trying to get Bea accustomed to swimming

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Siesta time!

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Blessed to be able to wake up in a place with this gorgeous view

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Life in the middle of stones and dead corals

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Missing the husband, who stayed home

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More photos soon!

Sig

My Week in Photos #10

Given that I always post this series a week later than I’m supposed to, I thought it better to change the name of this series to My Week in Photos.

My week started with a trip to a car shop. On our way back to Manila from Baguio, we were rear-ended by another vehicle. I had to wait until the next Monday to have the damage (which was minimal) assessed and estimated by a mechanic.

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This little girl is getting so big so fast!

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Fried chicken and biscuits for dinner – I can’t remember where I got the recipe from!

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I wonder what these two are up to…

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Chicken and waffle breakfast at Pi

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I wish Bea had been with me to see this train going around the third floor of Eastwood Mall

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First night in her toddler bed – but right beside ours. I wish I could say she slept there the whole night. That’s still a work in progress.

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Apple scones for Sunday breakfast

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All dolled up for a busy Sunday!

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Sig

My Life This Week # 7

Last week turned out to be my cheat week. I’ll have to get back on track and be good this week. I promise to try to eat better this time around!

Dog walking in U.P.

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Mommy-and-me pink rubber shoes

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Bitter gourds growing in our “garden”

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Didn’t know what else to cook for dinner so I bought ready-to-cook BBQ pork chops and threw together a salad of fuji apples, corn and arugula with roasted sesame dressing. And of course, a bottle of ice-cold Corona to wash it all down.

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Lunch with Julio and Bea at the new restaurant in the neighbourhood, π Breakfast and Pies. Their compost cookies were pretty good, BTW.

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Eggs Benny at the same resto

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Waiting at the new Starbucks at 151 Shaw (or was it 515? I don’t remember)

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At a friend’s house, this amazing chandelier made out of capiz balls and roots

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Dinner with some good friends after ages of not seeing one another!

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Lazy Sunday breakfast – poached egg with chorizo, corn and croutons. Recipe from Serious Eats. That’s Bea, stealing a crouton from my bowl. She loves bread!

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My Life This Week #6

Last week started out so slowly, then Wednesday onwards became a blur. Nothing really happened during the week, as I had to make up for work I missed out on when we were away. But by the time the weekend rolled around, I was able to take some snapshots of what I was up to.

Stuck indoors because of a rainy morning

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Checked out the new mall that opened up in our area – U.P. Town Center

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Tried out the new neighborhood cupcake place.

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The interiors were too cute!

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I do like the way they decorated the place. Very shabby chic.

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Lunch with relatives to welcome home my uncle, who moved back to Manila after about 40 years in Switzerland.

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Bea trying to figure out how to get in on the cousin fun

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Walking in her Papa’s slippers

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More adventures next week!

Sig

My Life This Week #5

Bea opening one of many presents for her second birthday. Check out my dad’s colorful shorts!

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Tagaytay for my sister’s wedding. Check out that view from the house we stayed at!

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Breakfast at Starbucks on the big day. This branch had huge windows and balconies that opened up to the view of Taal Lake.

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Bea and cousin Kai reunited! My daughter was the more enthusiastic of the two.

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The beautiful stained glass windows of the tiny church where Isabel and Nicky got married. Too bad that photographer was in the way.

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Watching these two play together – sort of.

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Celebrating my dad’s 66th birthday at a lovely little restaurant in the Makati Garden Club.

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Monthly Sunday lunch at my grand-aunt’s house. That’s my mom smiling for the camera.

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Taking Bea to U.P. to practice riding her Strider bike. She was more interested in riding the skateboards my brother and sister brought though.

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While Julio watched Bea, I walked one round around the academic oval. I stopped to watch these little ones play football. On second thought, maybe they weren’t so little after all.

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Looks like everyone thought it was a nice afternoon to get out for a bit of fresh air and exercise.

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I really should rename this series to My Life Last Week, or something to that effect. Any suggestions on a new series title? Let me know!

Sig

My Life This Week #3

More like, My Life Last Week!

One of my sister’s many bridal showers – a cookbook shower! Awesome idea.

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Bubble fun!

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Attended the last of several real estate seminars I signed up for.

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Went grocery shopping with the little one, who didn’t take her afternoon nap.

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Rainy Saturday dinner with my in-laws (and my nephew’s Thomas the Train collection).

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French toast with a strawberry-mascarpone topping for a lazy Sunday breakfast.

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Visited one of my  friends and her newborn daughter. So precious!

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An afternoon blogpost writing (and gossip) date with my two best friends. Coffee and cake. What can beat that?

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My parents hosted a despedida de soltera for my sister – a farewell-to-singlehood party traditionally thrown by the bride-to-be’s family. That’s my husband, Julio, grinning at the camera.

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Stay tuned for the next installment in this series!

Sig