Carpe Diem: Daily Haiku 81

Quick! think of a snow haiku ^^ lol I’m not really in the mood.. Just so you know, I don’t have snow ^^ It’s SWELTERING and I’m having ice cream right now. Yumm ^^

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Melted caramel
Tipping my small ice cream cup
For that last cool drop.

Frozen blanket pulled
From the earth’s sleepy surface
Flowers rub their eyes.

Yuki no hate (end of snow)

Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?

Yup this is a response to a previous prompt. but it fits so well! so I hope it’s still a valid entry. ^^

Well, it’s a pretty easy one and my answer’s pretty damn obvious too! ^^ BOTH. and a whole lot more…

Below are the evidence of me indulging in my other lover… my sordid love affair… with ice cream.

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I really meant to post about my fave local ice cream parlor in Naga City, Coldshack. ^^I mean seriously, forget Haagen-Dazs (not that I don’t love ‘em too,lol) but the best ice cream for me are the ones with real fruits.. My favorite flavor of all time is the Nangkasuy (jackfruit and cashew). Boyfie’s fave is the Durian flavored ice cream but I kinda think it’s gross, lol, not for everyone ^^The Korean fish-shaped ice cream sandwich is also yummy… it’s wafer filled with vanilla ice cream and red bean… I’m gaga over desserts with red bean! ^^ Some days, I bring my laptop there and surf away.. some days I just drop by to take home a pint of my fave. It’s also my special bonding place wit my 14 year old cousin. So really, how can I not love this guilty pleasure? ^^

Sigh. All in all, I’d have to say… It’s a bit of a Love-Hate relationship. ^^

Cupcakes by Sonja : Where to get cupcakes in Manila

I miss making a post that’s not for a challenge or prompt! So I’ve decided to make a quick one. At the end of a stressful day, nothing picks me up like good cupcakes — along with chocolate, ice cream and macarons, they’re the addictions that I just can’t seem to kick. ^^ It’s not such a bad thing though to reward yourself every once in a while… ^^ If you ever find yourself in Manila and craving good cupcakes, I suggest you check out Cupcakes by Sonja in Serendra Piaza, Taguig. It’s where I ran off to after taking my recent Japanese exam in DLSU. ^^ and what comfort the pretty little things gave me ^^ Their store, with its vintage theme, is very charming too. ^^ My favorites are Berries and Cream, Red Velvet Vixen and Bunny Hugger Carrot Cupcake. ^^

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Pistachio Berries and Cream- brown butter pistachio cupcake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream icing

my favorites on display -- red velvet vixen and bunny hugger carrot cupcake

my favorites on display — red velvet vixen and bunny hugger carrot cupcake

Red Velvet Vixen – traditional southern red velvet cupcake made with belgian cocoa and topped with cream cheese icing
Bunny Hugger Carrot Cupcake – very moist classic carrot cupcake spiced with cinnamon and covered with cream cheese icing

Obviously, I’m crazy about cream cheese frosting! ^^
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so good, you just can't help but take home a couple ^^

so good, you just can’t help but take home a couple ^^

I’m not affiliated with them! lol be sure to check out their website though coz it’s soooo cute ^^ like, one of the cutest I’ve ever seen. ^^ cupcakesbysonja.com warning: the site plays a really jolly supersweet tune ^^

see my other cupcake posts here and here

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Korean ice cream

A foreign themed photo challenge and as usual, I chose to post a hasty snapshot of dessert. ^^ A freezer-ful of Korean Ice Cream from a Korean store in Naga City. Even the store itself is pretty foreign to me. I don’t read Korean so I don’t have a damn clue on what any of the labels say but not even language barrier is going to come between me and my first love — ice cream. ^^

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. ♥