Saturday, February 15, 2014

Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi y'all!

Just wanna share this red velvet cake recipe I got from the baking workshop my best friend and I attended few months ago. :)


redvelvet
photo credit: carnaldish.com

Monday, January 20, 2014

Elephants in Thailand (Why You Should Not Ride Them)

I don't know if you guys read about it but some elephants in Thailand are being abused brutally during training. I watched a video on youtube and I closed it immediately coz it's very barbaric and heart-crushing. You can find the video here: (WARNING: very graphic, don't watch it if you have a weak heart)


from nbcnews.com

Monday, January 13, 2014

Highlights of 2013


Part 2 of my last post

Adopted a dog & started this blog---
My best friend Meryl asked me if I want to adopt a mini pinscher. At that time, I haven't recovered from my lost when Ungga bear and Nikki died but I said yes right away coz I know that it will help me move on. They said replacement is the key for you to move on, but that doesn't apply in my case coz no dog can ever replace the love and loyalty Nikki and Ungga gave me. All dogs are unique, just like humans.

Anyhoo, when I took the mini pinscher home, he didn't walk. He jumped and hopped like a baby kangaroo. That's why I named him Hopper, he's a jumper. You can find the rest of the story here

Few days after I adopted baby Hopper, I got inspired & started this blog. I will be celebrating my blog's first anniversary in 3 months! :-)


Quit my job and went to a special wedding---
After staying with the company for a while, I got a home-based job offer and quit my day job. I made a stupid decision coz after a month, the SEO company shut down and they gave all their employees a big amount of money as separation pay. Son of bee! Hahaha!

The day after I resigned, I went straight to Batangas and attended my best friend's wedding. The entourage danced "Gentleman" by Psy when we were ushered to the reception. The flower girls danced like no one was watching them, it was funny and cute! After dinner I was called to give an impromptu speech and as usual, I stuttered a lot coz I'm not used to public speaking. I could say that it's one of the best weddings I attended coz I witnessed their love story from the very beginning. (courtship to wedding day) ^_^
the wedding

Friday, January 10, 2014

2013 Recap

Hola Amigas!

Uh-oh! It's been 2 months since my last post, sorry KTlifestyle blog. I was kinda busy and my life was kinda messed up 2 months ago but I was able to get up so I'm back on track now. (OMG what happened?!) You don't wanna know, it's freaking boring. If I tell you, I'm sure you would close this window right away and you would continue reading Fifty Shades. (I knew it!) Drop it girl! It would turn you into a nymphomaniac. LOL just kidding! I haven't even started reading it so no judgement. But one thing's for sure, if I read it, it would make me go ohh-lala just like my girl friends said. Bad influence amigas! Tsk Tsk Tsk... :)

Anyhoo, since it's already 2014, I wanna do a quick recap on what happened last year. Whether good or bad, I'm gonna share it since it's my personal blog and most people who read this are my family, close friends and virtual friends. (virtual hugs to you guys!) Thank you!



  



Ungga bear and Nikki died ---
It was a sad New Year's day for us. Here's what happened... We went to the province for Christmas celebration and left our 3 pets in Divine Life Pet Clinic in P.Tuazon. We left them coz there's no more space in the car, my 2 cousins and I were sitting on the back seat and we can barely move so the best thing to do is to get a hotel for dogs. My best friend Michelle recommended that clinic since she knows the owner.

2 days later, I went back to pick them up and when we got home, 2 of my dogs look sick and they no longer want to eat... I called the clinic and asked them what happened coz they were healthy when I left them & now they're freaking sick. I'm like, "Did they get a parvo virus or something?" They told me to bring them back for check up. The veterinarian did a fecalysis and told me that there's a lot of worm in Nikki's poop. She told me that we need to deworm so she can be healthy again. I agreed to do it since she suggested it and I have zero knowledge about dogs since Ungga bear is my 1st pet ever.

Few days later, she became ill. Not only her but also Ungga. I got really worried so I brought them to another Veterinarian (this time, an older, more experience vet) He told me that they shouldn't deworm a puppy if it's weak coz it will only get weaker. Nikki was confined at the clinic while Ungga stayed home with prescriptions. 

2 days later(January 1st), they both died. I saw Ungga bear catch his last breath... I broke down and sobbed like a child beside him. (damn I'm teary-eyed now) I called my vet and he said bad news, "Nikki just died few minutes ago." I shed tears, it was so heart-breaking. 

I tried to gather myself up and called Divine Life Pet Clinic. I told the lady vet about what happened. Instead of making me calm down, she yelled at me and told me not to blame the clinic for my pets' death. F*ing bitch! I cursed in tagalog and hung up when the owner picked the phone. I'm sorry but she doesn't have any customer service skill. Anyhoo, that's about it. It was a nightmare. It took me 4 months before I was able to move on. I'm sure Ungga and Nikki are in dogs heaven now. RIP.


Monday, November 4, 2013

CrossFit training



Last weekend my friend Blesz and I went to Biofitness gym in Quezon City to try crossFit training/bootcamp with coach AZ. It's a total body workout, I sweat a lot and curse a lot (sorry mom). It felt like I'm one of the contestants in the TV program The Biggest Loser. It felt like I'm getting punish for not being fit or something. But don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining at all. I actually enjoyed it and I'll definitely go back there. 

"So what is crossFit training?", you might ask. CrossFit is a worldwide phenomenon that has hooked athletes, gym rats and anyone who just wants to transform their physique into a stronger, fitter one... all within 30-45 minutes of a workout!