Sunday, January 1, 2012

My first ever Chocolate Oreo Cake ;)



As a beginner I chose to have a ready chocolate cake mix for a better measurement recipe. Thanks to Betty Crocker, but I chose to have it unique and have a personal touch of design. I want to share it with you the recipe and picture. Hope you like it.



1 Pack Betty Crocker Chocolate mix (see outside cover for mixing and baking procedure)
8 pcs. Oreo Biscuits - crushed
1 pc. Oreo Biscuit for design on top - cut in 4

Procedure:
1. Bake the cake as directed at the outside cover of the box. Divide the mixture into two to make a 2 layered chocolate cake.
2. Whisk frosting as directed also at the outside cover of the box. Refrigerate after whisking.

For design
1. Coat the first layer of the cake with the chocolate frosting about 1/2 mm.Top it with crushed Oreo Biscuit. Place the other layer of the cake on top of the first frosted layered cake.
2. Cover the whole cake with your frosting. Use spatula in spreading the frosting in the whole body of the cake. For a wavy design, use upward stroke. Start at the bottom then press upward direction slightly up to the top of the cake. Repeat it in the entire body of the cake.
3. When you're done with frosting, Sprinkle the remaining crushed oreo at the body of the cake and at bottom. Top it with chopped oreo.
4. Refrigerate before serving.
5. Hope you'll enjoy doing it ;)

"Goodbye" 2011 .... " Hello" 2012

As we say "Goodbye" to 2011 and say "Hello" to 2012, we have so many people we want to thank. I personally want to thank all those whom I walked to the journey of a colorful, conflicting but yet happy 2011. Thank you for those who annoyed me - in that sense I chose to strive to be a better person. Thank you for those who lifted me up - they are the ones who support me in my every day life. Thank you for those who saved me from troubles, heartache, and all the obstacle I walked through, "they" and "it" made me much stronger. Thanks for my friends who've been there in many ways. For my family who've been very supportive. And to my husband.. thank you for the love, understanding and for filling my life with so much happiness. And above all thank you for our Lord Almighty for giving us enough strength then and now as we continue the journey of life. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

In this coming year, May we all have the best of time, the best of luck and the best of life this year and the years to come. Happy 2012 ;)

Friday, December 16, 2011

A day after our 3rd


It's a 13 degree cold morning here in Khobar, but yet I'm warmth because of the breathed of a man embracing me this morning. Twenty four hour of December 16 of 2011 had pass, some becomes history, some becomes memory ... but mine was a great and blissful memory of our third anniversary. As the day goes by, our love unfolds and holds.

R3rd

Sunday, December 6, 2009

;)-

10 more days to go!! It'll be our first Wedding Anniversary!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"OUR FAVE"

We all have our own favorites ... bags, clothes, shoes, watch, etc. We sometimes call it as our "possession" ... even 'd smallest thing. Here are some of my favorites and my husband's favorite as well.

Game addict: =)

Nintendo DSi . Nintendo has updated the system's interface menu to reflect some newly included software. You'll initially be able to access the following programs from the main menu: DSi Camera, DSi Sound, DSi Shop, Picto Chat, and download play. The menu also has icons for starting up a game off cartridge and accessing system settings.





PSP Light, slim enclosure, the screen offers better color reproduction than that of earlier PSP models; improved AV output for video and game playback on TVs; built-in Skype (for chatting) and facebook with onboard microphone . while the ps3's major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, which contrasts with Sony's former policy of relying on video game developers for online play.Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable,and its use of a high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium. The PS3 was also the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market. .. PS3 for indoor and PSP for his pocket!

TWILIGHT ADDICT!

Its quite late actually... It's a year after the Twilight fever! I actually watched the movie a month ago.. and i'm in love with the story. I'm looking forward with its sequel "New Moon" . I don't have the book actually.. but I'm planning to have one! These are the plot overview of each book:
TWILIGHT Bella Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona to live with her father in Forks, Washington to allow her mother to travel with her new husband, a minor league baseball player. After moving to Forks, Bella finds herself involuntarily drawn to a mysterious, handsome boy, Edward Cullen. She eventually learns that he is a member of a vampire family who drinks animal blood rather than human. Edward and Bella fall in love, but James, a sadistic vampire from another coven, is drawn to hunt down Bella. Edward and the other Cullens defend Bella. She escapes to Phoenix, Arizona, where she is tricked into confronting James, who tries to kill her. She is seriously wounded, but Edward rescues her and they return to Forks, having killed James.
NEW MOON Edward and his family leave Forks because he believes he is endangering Bella's life. Bella falls into a deep depression, until she develops a strong friendship with werewolf Jacob Black. Jacob and the other werewolves in his tribe must protect her from Victoria, a vampire seeking to avenge her mate James' death, by killing Bella. A misunderstanding occurs, and Edward believes Bella is dead. Edward decides to commit suicide in Volterra, Italy, but he is stopped by Bella, who is accompanied by Edward's sister, Alice. They meet with the Volturi, a powerful coven of vampires, and are released on the condition that Bella be turned into a vampire in the near future. Bella and Edward are reunited, and she and the Cullens return to Forks
ECLIPSE The vampire Victoria (James's mate from Twilight) has created an army of "newborn" vampires to battle the Cullen family and murder Bella for revenge. Meanwhile, Bella is impelled to choose between her relationship with Edward and her friendship with Jacob. Edward's vampire family and Jacob's werewolf pack join forces to successfully destroy Victoria and her vampire army. In the end, Bella chooses Edward's love over Jacob's and agrees to marry him.
BREAKING DAWNBella and Edward are married, but their honeymoon is cut short when Bella discovers that she is pregnant. Her pregnancy progresses rapidly, severely weakening her. She nearly dies giving birth to her and Edward's half-vampire-half-human daughter, Renesmee, but Edward injects Bella with his venom to save her life by turning her into a vampire. A vampire from another coven sees Renesmee and mistakes her for an "immortal child". She informs the Volturi, as the existence of such beings violates vampire law. The Cullens gather vampire witnesses who can verify that Renesmee is not an immortal child. After an intense confrontation, the Cullens and their witnesses convince the Volturi that the child poses no danger to vampires or their secret, and they are left in peace by the Volturi. ... I'm sure you'll love it too as much as I do!

TECHY WORLD :)


MY PHONE

Confident and strong, this next-generation RAZR takes thin to the next level by packing it with a new, richer multimedia experience. RAZR2 V8 provides an unmatched music experience. It comes complete with 512MB end user memory¹ or 2GB memory, USB 2.0 high speed for fast music file transfers2, Windows Media Player® 11 synchronization for simple music management and a music touch screen on the external display for effortless control. LOVEEE ITTT!!!


It's a Great iPod! A great Portable game Player! and A great and real Pocket Computer!
iPod touch lets you enjoy everything you love about an iPod, and then some. Watch your movies and TV shows on a brilliant 3.5-inch display. Use the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface to flick through your music in Cover Flow. And anytime you’re itching for more entertainment, just tap iTunes to browse and buy on the fly.
Hope to have this soon ;)

SPARKS ... SPARKS ... and SPARKS ...


Nicolas Sparks writes romance novels that often have Christian themes and tragic twists. Sparks publishes about one new book per year through Grand Central Publishing, and several of Sparks' books have been turned into movies and my favorite was "The Notebook" its about a man who reads to an old woman he visits from a faded notebook that tells the story of a couple who are separated by World War II, then passionately reunited years later....
This is the latest book I have by Sparks.. Its a gift from alvin.. he actually bought all my Sparks collection ;)
At First Sight is part 2 of his previous book, True Believer, which introduced readers to Lexie Darnell of Boone Creek, NC and Jeremy Marsh of New York City. Of course, they fell in love. True Believer had an epilogue of 45 pages, which the editor said was too long and detracted from the linearity of the book. So, Sparks wrote a new book which extended and completed his original concept of the story.Five years later Jeremy is living in Boone Creek and is the narrator who tells us what has happened over the previous five years with all their sorrow and joy.

RENDITIONS OF THE SOUL
I Bought one last night.. I love all the songs.. I'm really a fan. ROS ” Renditions of the Soul ” is an album that contains a reflection of who Nina is at the moment. A collection of tracks taken from Nina’s Wave 89.1 acoustic show that is being aired live every Friday night at 7 pm. Fans can also look forward to hearing Nina render her own version of all-male hits for this latest album. Her singing perfectly renders the message of love, longing and the purity of emotional surrender.


Old time favorite ;)
This is my old time favorite! Zashikibuta... It's a Sanrio pig from Netherland .. FYI - Zashikibuta is a "He"! Some people mistakenly identified him as a "SHE" hehehe ..Sad to say Zashikibuta is harder to find now.The Sanrio pig lines are no longer being produced. :( One good thing is that I have some of these collection .. A stuffed toy Zashikibuta - gift for my 18th birthday by a college friend - alvin , a Pen holder - I bought at Gift gate , and Mug - given by my friend ate marl. ;) I'm still looking some of it til now!

Alvin's old-time favorite -- "Chip and Dale" Luckily, Alvin had a chance to meet his favorite characters face to face when we went to HK Disneyland, these are the proofs.. hahahah ... Alvin and the chipmunks... bagay diba??? :))

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

After " I do"

December 17, 2008 (6:35am) waking up for the first time beside the man of my life.. the man I am about to marry 15 hours ago ..... me - walking the down aisle with teary eyes..... "That was exactly what I had in mind that morning!" Looking at him (still sleeping) makes my heart beats twice as it usually does. Super saya.. iba ang pakiramdam! can't explain it! ----- Honeymoon..... honeymooners!!!! wowowowowow...!!!

Here we come!!! boarding Cebu Pacific Air_ our first destination " Bohol"! A home to some of the country's sublimely surreal natural wonders : The thousand of almost perfectly cone Chocolate hills_para talagang mga chocolate kisses .. seeing it from the upper view deck makikita mo talaga ang so called "God's Creations" you'll be amazed with its beauty.Napakaganda. In addition with it is the beautiful Island of Panglao, the cute Tarsiers (only in the Philippines) at fisrt kakatakot hawakan, pero ang bait pala ng mga tarsiers. Next stop is the Loboc River sabi ng mga boholano lovers river daw yun.. but when I saw it.. totoo nga.. dahil napakaganda din perfect for lovers talaga lalo na pag sumakay ka sa floating restaurant and when you cruise grabe ang saya. Madadaan nyo din ang Man-Made forest papuntang Loboc River ang ganda din tingnan. Next is the Baclayon Church one of the oldest church made by egg yoke! galing diba super tibay parin hangang ngaun.

Our Second destination is the Queen City of the South and the Seat of Christianity in the Philippines-- Cebu City. We've been to Taoist Temple - para kang nasa China and you have to climb 99 steps before you can reach the temple. Then we went up to Mountain View - at first nalungkot kami kasi pag akyat namin puro "fog" d mo makita ang buong view. so we decided na bumaba na lang... but fortunately habang papunta na kami sa car.. biglang nagliwanag ang galing parang hinawi lahat ng fog at nakita namin ang buong view ng cebu ( with all the lights on ). We also went to Sto. Nino Church to attend mass and to give thanks for all the blessings! at syempre pa picture na din. The last before going home was we went to White Beach Resort (gift samin ng friend namin)We really enjoyed it! We love it!