Treasuring Teatime with Family

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Happy Holidays! 🙂 I’m spending more time with my family. I hope you are too. ^^
Make teatime (if that’s your thing) a regular activity with your loved ones, especially the older folks.

I like afternoon tea cos it gives us time for longer talks or longer silences– whichever we prefer.
I like how my granny grunts with disapproval at how tiny the sandwiches are.
I like that I get to eat all the cakes cos my grandmother can’t have too much sweets anyway.
I like that we get a senior citizen discount. lol

Last week, I went to granny’s house and brought a box of Korean red ginseng tea. So this is something you can do at home.

I bet you want to give your loved ones a gift that’s sentimental, something that screams ‘thoughtful’ and ‘sweet’ and ‘sincere’… Something that won’t depreciate over the years or turn to rubbish when the latest model comes out… Something unique… Something that’s gonna stay with them forever…. Something that’s not gonna burn a massive hole in your pocket…

Stop stressing yourself out. Spend time with them. Simple.

Time is really the best present that you can give your loved ones. And I’m not trying to get all mushy on you. Just sayin’. 🙂

And in case I don’t get to say this on the 25th, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone. 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxoxo

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime Day 5: Comebacks

There’s a new restaurant in town… Well, sort of. ^^ Its actually an old local restaurant, one of my fave restaurants disappeared for awhile, opened up a few more branches in the country and this March, it came back home. Happy it did ^^ The restaurant brings back plenty of memories… I’m just sooo crazy about their Jurassic Ribs and their Paella Valenciana. Now I noticed they have a whole new menu and some old favorites like the Paella are no longer available 😦 but I’m so glad that my ultimate fave ribs is still on the menu ^^ So I ordered that, and boyfie had the Korean Beef Stew, new item on the list. Both were served with rice and both were pretty damn good.

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Boyfie got this gift certificate from Starbucks so we decided we should use it. Our dessert, strawberry cheesecake and a chocolate eclair. I didn’t wanna order coffee coz there was only one drink I was craving for and that’s boyfie’s homemade Mexican hot chocolate, which we had afterwards. ^^

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I may live in a small town but you’ll certainly never run out of great places to dine in here. What’d I tell ya? Perfect blend of rustic and modern ^^ Gawd I love it here. That’s my day 5 of Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime ^^ xo

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime Day 3 & 7: Local Diner

I’m taking the Weekly Photo Challenge pretty seriously lol ^^ Today I had lunch with my brother at a local diner. This place has been around since I was a kid. Other kids grew up eating Jolibee or McDonalds – I grew up eating at this diner. ^^ I was FAMISHED so an empty plate is what you get LOL Sorry. I had a classic cheeseburger, creamy macaroni salad and rock ‘n’ roll iced tea. My brother had Salisbury steak with java rice and mashed potatoes. Took my iPhone out a little too late so I decided to take some photos of the place instead. It’s pretty nice. You’ll see James Dean, Elvis and Marilyn and Audrey EVERYWHERE even on their ketchup bottles ^^ there are vintage telephones, cars, Coca-Cola bottles.. etc

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Update! For Day 7 of my posts for this week’s theme, I went back to the diner and took some actual food photos ^^

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

surprise parties are soooo my thing!! and for me, a surprise just ain’t a surprise without CAKE! ^^

for my uncle who's a HUGE Lakers/ Kobe fan ^^

for my uncle who’s a HUGE Lakers/ Kobe fan ^^

from me to boyfie on our 7th monthsary ^^

from me to boyfie on our 7th monthsary ^^

from me to boyfie... just because..

from me to boyfie… just because..

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from boyfie to me.. for my b-day this year ^^

malteser cake from boyfie to me.. for my b-day this year ^^

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surprise farewell party for loved ones

surprise farewell party for loved ones

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more SURPRISES here ^^

my yummy moist chocolate malteser cake with wafer sticks :p

my yummy moist chocolate malteser cake with wafer sticks :p

I am looking forward to being a wicked old lady. I shall keep rocking pink, paint my nails bright and take plenty of pictures.. I’ll be some rad granny struttin’ around in my heels and tutus! I’ll write in ice cream parlors and continue my love affair with ice cream. i’ll never cease to admire hot men and i shall always love the beach…and most importantly, i shall never stop falling/being in-love…with my man or with life. ♥