Tummy Talks

I have 3 things to share today here in Tummy Talks (1) Garlic French Toast, I was craving for french toast but then I remember I bought a garlic butter so it was just a crazy idea to try using that for french toast – yes, I did it myself and I don’t normally cook so this is really a crazy idea 😀 (2) Nutella – ahh, this is really made from heaven, so delish feel like eating it everyday (3) Selecta Icecream’s version of cookies and cream using Oreo Cookies, my new favorite.

All pictures were taken last April 20, 2013 🙂

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= stuff I need for my garlic french toast (a) loaf bread , I chose the Pinoy Tasty brand b/c unlike other brands it’s quite smaller and I prefer small bread :D, eggs,mayonnaise, a bowl and fork.

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= divided each loaf into half

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= mixed egg and mayonnaise.

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= garlic butter from Pan De Manila

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= dip the bread, just for a few seconds so it wont get so soft.

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= garlic butter 😀

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= frying 😀

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= put it on a tissue so that it’ll sip/get some oil from my french toast.

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= wanted to try my masterpiece right away 🙂

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= he seems pretty excited,he’s like my # 1 fan 😀

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= another crazy idea, I tried putting some nutella on my french toast, didn’t taste good, nutella is only meant for plain bread 🙂

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 = new favorite 😀

WARNING: the following photos might make you drool

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= totally making me happy

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= must try!

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= he likes it too 🙂

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= went back to his business.

That’s it for Tummy Talks today, have a great day!


JIMZ trip to The City of Pines part 2

Hello everyone…just sharing the 2nd set of photos from our Baguio City Friendship Escapade, the 3rd and final part of our trip to Baguio is me being “joycessist” :D.

So here it is…


= been to this city several times and this was the 1st time I’ve been to PNKY Cafe, which is the coolest cafe I’ve ever been, cozy place, something in it makes you feel warm and at the same time cool.



= I know this is a little blurry, but I really fell in love with that red sofa, perfect for that little corner…


= Marisa and Mimi.



= christmas -postcard- ish photo 😀

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= love the smell of brewed coffee, YUM! 😀


= our drinks.





SAM_3368 SAM_3374 SAM_3365= some random stuff (a) creamer and brown sugar placed in those cute jars with wooden spoon (b) colorful jars lined up on their window (c) my brewed coffee and their guest book wherein you can write some stuff or comments about the cafe’.

SAM_3375= The lady who’s been so accommodating and nice to us, kinda busy on the counter.


= this is what we wrote on their guest book 🙂 , Marisa scribbled around the page made it look like it has a border, clever idea.SAM_3386 SAM_3385 SAM_3387= Marisa didn’t have a pic with the guest book, she was probably busy doing weird things 😀

SAM_3393= told you so, well she told me that she wanted to be a sexy supermodel when she was younger, apparently that didn’t happen so now she’s a frustrated supermodel wanna be – poor girl…just kidding!

SAM_3404= that’s another frustrated-supermodel-wanna be pic., she could pass right? as a supermodel?

SAM_3402 SAM_3401= me, being totally emotional model wanna be…I just thought that maybe the moment was a lot better if I was with my Sweet Jo…

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= JIMZ, this were my favorite pix…we all love to sing and whenever I see this pix…it seems to me that this are too cool as a cover for our CD (in case we’re really an all girl band), geeez I am daydreaming…but I must admit, I am a frustrated singer 😀


= dinner at the famous Steakhouse, I had grilled barbecue.

SAM_3412 SAM_3411= Marisa and Mimi both have the humongous steak.


= I forgot what she ordered.

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SAM_3420 SAM_3421= night bazaar, eating grilled foods. I got some chicken intestines (isaw) 😀

SAM_3428= the other end of the bazaar.


= bus terminal.


= colors (I just realized that I should’ve use this for the daily post when they had “color”) , anyway…I’m wearing my pajamas and socks because it was so effin cold. We didn’t have fan or aircondition in our room, just an open window.


= bought 2L of water because I should be drinking a lot and it’s a good thing I did because the next morning when we woke up the water’s too cold, I have to use some of this distilled water to wash my face & brush my teeth 😀


= waiting for our bus.


= sun is up!

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= some of the things that you might see while you’re on the zig-zag road.


= sleepy heads =

That’s about it! Thanks for checking out, u guys have a great day!


April’s a Sad Month

for me.

This is supposed to be happy and exciting month since me and my friends is supposed to go to Puerto Galera together…but at the last minute (actually it was a day) I decided not to go b/c my father passed away…so I was on bereavement for a little over a week.

It’s just sad that we had a little reunion at home (in Pangasinan) because someone’s deceased, it would’ve been better if it’s someone’s birthday celebration or a wedding or a christening. Meeting some of my cousins, my 2nd cousins, my uncles and aunties for the 1st time was absolutely great, at the same time it is kinda awkward to really celebrate and have fun.

The funeral and the day after was somewhat weird for me, b/c of the things that we have to do…my grandparents is very superstitious, we did some rituals which I planned to share with you guys on my next entry.

I went back here in Manila last Sunday and it was another heart breaking moment for me, my dog “brownout” wasn’t feeling too well when I left for Pangasinan, she hasn’t been eating for days, barely drinking her water. I did everything that I could to try to save her and make her feel better, gave her water with sugar, bought some dog food for her (’cause I thought that it’ll probably taste better for her compared to eating our leftovers), but she didn’t finish her meal. A  friend told me to give her a bath maybe her sickness is due to the hot weather, but that didn’t make her feel better either….another friend advised me to give her some cat food b/c they smell much better than dog food, I did and brownout finished 1 small can of cat food…I thought it was a success…I tried feeding her again the following day but she didn’t eat anymore.

While I’m on my way my sister’s texting me telling me that Brownout is dying. I wanted to cry right then and there…so as soon as I arrived home, I’ve put on gloves because she’s been salivating and it smells nasty, I didn’t care about her smell all I wanted to do is to really touch her, give her a little head massage and talk to her.

Told her that I am really sorry for leaving her when she needed me the most (my sister really couldn’t take care of her b/c she’s pregnant & my bf is working and gets home late at night). Told her not to wait for my mom because she wont come back until after another week or so, told her that she can leave if she wants to, she’s 15 yrs old and in human years that’s like what? a hundred plus yrs? I don’t know…told her that I’m thankful that she was with us for 15 yrs…and that she’s been such a great dog, she’s not just a dog…she’s a member of our family. I told her that I love her so much and that she will be missed…

She was staring back at me…her eyes is so meaningful, I know that she was talking back  to us through  her eyes…I don’t know but I thought that she’s like telling me that she doesn’t want to leave but her time has come, she’s like telling me that she waited for me and that it’s good I’m home…that I’m safe…and she’s like telling me that she wont last that long.

I tried to give her some meds but she wont take it, I gave her some water but she refused to drink. I gave her this huge box where she sleeps and then my bf put some cloth on her so she wont feel cold since it was kinda windy that night…

I can’t let her inside our house, i know she wanted to…I started crying b/c I know she’s in so much pain but I can’t do anything to make her feel better I didn’t know what to do…

I wasn’t able to sleep well that night knowing that she’s out there, alone. I woke up around 4 AM to pee, I checked on her too and she was barking w/ her very low voice – i thought maybe she’s trying to wake up anyone. My bf woke up at 5 AM, getting ready to go to work, went outside to drink coffee and smoke at the same time, he said brownout was sitting still, staring blankly at our gate…and then she looked at him for a while and he felt like she’s talking to him through her meaningful eyes…he told me that she’s like telling him that she needs to go, soon… she’s like telling him to take care of me and the other member of the family…then she lied down, breathing heavily…until her last breath she was looking at my bf…

My bf woke me up with teary eyes…I went out and started crying at the sight of her without life anymore…

That was like the saddest moment of my life, my grandpa and dog passing away.

But I have to accept that they’re gone…they may not be with me/us physically but I know that they’re watching over us.They’re probably together now with Satine (my dog who passed away back in 2011).

I am still mourning but I have to move on, I just have to keep in mind that they’re in a better place not feeling any pain anymore.

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dearest Brownout…though yo’re gone, you will always be in my heart…I love you.