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Wicked Obsession

14 Mar

Just because I have this huge Wicked obsession and an equally humongous hangover. First saw it in Singapore in 2012. And then in Manila last week.

I am, and will always be, a Wicked fan.

Happy weekend!

Blogging from my side of the globe,

Marie

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

25 Jan

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Oh, how I love this week’s photo challenge, which is an interpretation of a family.

My little buddy, the latest addition to our small family. Hubby and I are crazy about this little one. We are, indeed, blessed to have him in our lives.

Marcus, my baby, I love you.

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Frosty Goodness

25 Jan

Have you ever wished you could have a steady supply of Wendy’s Frosty in the comfort of your own home?

I have. Several times, actually.

In Singapore, I don’t live anywhere near a Wendy’s branch. It’s an MRT or a bus ride away. Same thing in Manila, it’s a 10-min drive from where I stay so craving for a cup at 1am isn’t exactly convenient.

My hubby introduced me to the Brothers Green Eats channel and found this homemade Frosty recipe. We tried it and it was divine! You’ll only need chocolate milk, whipped cream, condensed milk and a blender. Now how hard can it get?

Have fun watching!

Blogging from my side of the globe,

Marie

P.S.
Apparently, the brothers filming the videos are known for recreating famous meals/dishes and showing them to us ordinary citizens. Now let me go and watch the rest of their videos…

Lessons Learnt (So Far)

24 Jan

It’s not easy being a first-time parent but nothing compares to being one. My son, who is currently napping as I quickly type this, is only two weeks old and he has brought us nothing but joy… and little discoveries that make our lives even more interesting now that he’s around.

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Daily Prompt: The New Me

23 Jan

I see the “new me” when I look in the mirror. The mommy version.

I’ve only been a mom for two weeks (plus the 40 weeks of pregnancy) but I feel like I’ve gained a world of knowledge only mothers are entitled to. There is still a lot to learn as I go along the way. I am preparing myself each day, reminding my heart that learnings, whether good or bad, are experiences that equip every parent to face any situation. They are designed to make us stronger, wiser, more giving and forgiving.

It’s never going to be easy, this I know. But it’s going to be one heck of a ride that I would surely enjoy and treasure.

I love being Marcus’ mom!

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A Letter to My Pregnant Self

22 Jan

Apologies, apologies.

I have been away for months now and that’s mostly because of hormonal changes, morning sickness, changing jobs, switching careers and… well, what do you know? From MarCom to Marcus’ mom! Yeap, that’s my son, my two-week-old buddy, as of this writing.

Anyway, I would like to share with you a letter I wrote to myself when I found out I was five weeks pregnant. Rewind to May 2013: I had a lot on my plate plus the pregnancy, rested for a month and got a new job, and then juggled several things at the same time. The first trimester wasn’t really my favorite part of the pregnancy. The second tri, however, was a different story. I got my energy back and was running after buses (in heels!) to work. Oh, and the first time I was offered an MRT seat, I was really, really thankful. And delighted. And happy.

Fast forward to today: it’s been two weeks and three days since I delivered a bouncing baby boy.

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It’s Friday.

4 Oct

I should be writing about “Friday Under Fifty”, a theme I have set for Fridays when I initially started this blog. Months ago. Months ago, too, since I neglected this space due to some colourful changes in my life.

Guilty. I have neglected my blog for months now, like you would a diet, an exercise plan or holiday. Promising you’d be at it but never really get the chance to actually doing it.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

16 May

We see patterns everywhere. They make up a structure’s overall design, tying all those small details in to achieve visual perfection. They are desings.

In Barcelona, I had the chance to see aesthetic patterns in awe-inspiring structures and cathedrals. These are some of my snapshots during my second visit to this glorious Spanish city in early 2012.

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Stained glass and art at The Cathedral of Holy Cross and St Eulalia (Barcelona Cathedral)

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Wendi Riggens Photography: Preserving Special Moments

15 May

Apologies for being away lately. The past weeks were just too overwhelming for me. There were some major changes that I encountered and, obviously, have taken most of my “blogging time”.

Anyway, I’m still in time for my WeBnesday feature and boy am I glad to have chanced upon the most adorable baby shoot, based on the Fairy Tale theme, ever!

From the screen capture below, you’ll see Miss Maddie’s photo session with Wendi Riggens, an Iowa-based wedding and portrait photographer. In short, she captures special, loving moments like this, when Miss Maddie turned nine months and re-lived the childhood stories that coloured our imagination.

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Fairy Tale Baby

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

7 May

Taking photographs from above, seeing things from another perspective. I love doing so when I take (unprofessional) snaps of food, photos I share on my social networks. I believe by now, everyone’s doing it.

Like when we celebrated a colleague’s birthday at Khansama Restaurant last week, a couple of my colleagues snapped and shared their lunch on Instagram. Sharing, whether we like it or not, is here to stay.

Pots after pots of curry lined the buffet spread. They all looked the same to me, except for the food labels that were in Indian. Good thing the names were translated in English. :) I helped myself to a serving of chicken curry, some veggies in curry sauce, prata (a flour-based pancake) and some fish crackers (or prawn?).

Of course, I wolfed them down with Coke. Who doesn’t love Coke?!

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Chicken and veggies in curry sauce, steamed rice and prata

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