Bonding Time With The Girls

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Without any reason to celebrate we had setup a potluck sesh at Anjee's place with all the girls. We haven't seen each other in a while and perfect timing that everyone was available over the weekend. And Anjee on the other hand is expecting her 2nd baby (another baby girl) and was on leave for weeks. How I missed them so much. We chatted, and laugh and shared stories for hours.

Vanjee brought this pansit bihon overloaded with cholesterol-laden chicharon.

The pansit looks invisible because of the generous toppings of chicharon

home cooked spaghetti topped with cheese - from anjee

Vanjee, Anjee, Jellybean and Anjee's agar-agar salad

We were surprised with the salad. We thought it was buko salad until she revealed the secret. She said agar-agar is variety of gelatin they use in Ilocos. The gelatin once cooked was then sliced into strips making them looked like shredded coconut meat.

That's still us and beside me is baby Rhian, Anjee's first born. On this photo you can see now my share - a big bilao of puto BiƱan.

Rhian is a big girl now. She is adorable and she is getting prettier.

The puto was paired with dinuguan by Ivy (she's our photographer that's why she's not in any of the pics). The dinuguan had a lighter color than the usual because of the coconut cream. I love this dinuguan. This is also the same way my Tatay cooks it. With coconut cream and pig intestine. As I type this I am now craving for puto at dinuguan.

I tell ya, a day is not enough to finish all the chikahan. Hated to say goodbye but we still have work the following day. We went home late (except Anj who's already at her house, of course). That's what happen when you never ran out of things to talk about. Until the next meet up, girls.


HGSL Kick Off Party 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

After years of not being able to attend (which I never regret until now) the annual HGSL Kick Off Party with the usually glam (bleh!) theme at a glam (bleh!) venue, I finally was able to convince myself to go. Thanks to Tapioca. Since the presence of their entire team is required, I was compelled to be there, too. Vintage is the theme for this year. Just so you know I am so not willing to spend and buy a new dress for this event. So unto the last minute I was glad I thought of the dress Tapioca and I bought at a bazaar in Eastwood. I was suppose to wear it at Jesselyn's wedding last year but because of Typhoon Ondoy that hit Manila the same date of her wedding, I failed to attend it and the dress got buried in my closet.

Outfit details. From top to bottom all by Dansen except from the necktie by Armando Caruso. All from SM Department Store.

Cocktail dress from Eastwood bazaar, shoes from VNC and accessories from SM Department Store.

Uhm I like the dress but . . . I hate my bod. I looked like I'm pregnant and I haven't eaten yet! Someone even asked how far along I am in my pregnancy. Excuse me?!?! I swear this is going to be the last time I will wear this dress until I get rid of my muffin top. Such an embarrassment. And puh-lease don't get me started with the party. It's the worst party ever. Don't be fooled with all the smiles you see in the pictures. It's all for the camera only. I apologized for all the negativity in this post. Will try to post something happy next time.

Click here to see more pictures from the kick off.


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