At a Small Town Resto

Yesterday was long and tiring but in the middle of it, I found something of my interest. I had lunch at this small town restaurant called “Wa Nam sa Bukid” with my workmates. I honestly don’t know what “wa nam” means, but surely “sa bukid” means “in the mountains”. What mattered was the really good food, made even better by the fact that we all had them as a treat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I saw these frames hanging on the restaurant walls; they’re too beautiful to stay unnoticed. Unfortunately, they were hanging too high for me to read the signature. Up to now I’m still wondering if these frames were entirely painted or they were half painted, half photographed. Although I couldn’t imagine yet how the latter could have been done.
I wish I had a closer look at these frames so I could have figured what they really were – paintings or ย digitally manipulated photographs. Anyway, one way or the other, I adore these artworks and I’m now wishing I can also make at least one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Above is the Wa Nam sa Bukid restaurant in Batangas City, which serves really good Filipino dishes plus unlimited vegetable side dish. ๐Ÿ™‚

At a Small Town Resto

Italian & Mexican in One


I’d say, apart from the church visit, Sundays are best spent with good food. Really good food!

Thanks AGAIN to my sister and my soon-to-be brother-in-law for such awesome dinner: home-made Italian pasta and Mexican tacos.

I wonder what combination is next? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Italian & Mexican in One

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A View From My Rooftop

Just a little before 6:00 o’clock in the evening today, I went upstairs, to the rooftop to collect my sun-dried laundry. And as I always do, I quickly looked around to find hints of beauty in this very suffocating city of all-concrete, noise and soot. Everything was normal. I had the same view of our neighbor’s portable tent, another neighbor’s mossy roof, the upper floors of a small condominium ย with a few clothes hanging dry on the terrace grill. To my left, my brother’s poor little garden laid messy, unattended, but somehow surviving.

When I looked up, there was nothing peculiar, but something was interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚

At the time, this view was the most beautiful I got from my rooftop. I found the moon “cute” (hahaha) because it really looked so small from where I was standing. This one made me run back downstairs to get my phone and capture it with the Camera360 photo app (sexy effect).

So after a long scorching hot day, I’m grateful I had a moment with this relaxing beauty: that moon very small, unreachable, but…is always there. ๐Ÿ™‚


A View From My Rooftop

A Minion on a Cupcake

Isn’t this birthday cupcake cute? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well, really it is and so sad it has to be eaten. Because it’s a cupcake! It’s actually too cute I don’t wanna dig into it, but again it’s for my bratty sweet tooth.

Thanks to the little birthday boy Ian for these giveaways! I think there were 12 pieces in the fridge last night and as of now, half of the minions have gone down into our tummies!

Happy Birthday Little Ian! ๐Ÿ™‚

A Minion on a Cupcake

We. Love. Art.

M, my boyfriend, isn’t the type who’d be genuinely amazed or stunned with things arty. A musician by heart, a little too conscious with his outfit (always making sure that at least he doesn’t look like a couch potato who’s gone out straight from bed), very good at color coordination, but not someone who can draw something nicely. HaHaHa, sorry Honey! ๐Ÿ˜€

But he surely has hands for origami, his chosen form of art. And I love that fact! So, here’s a picture of what he made (top) as a suitor’s Valentines present for his girl. ๐Ÿ˜‰ A basket of paper lilies, and if my judgment serves me right, the white ones are moonflowers.

I’m not sure if he knew what lilies symbolize, but as additional knowledge at least for those who want some, lilies can mean unions, partnerships, and long lasting relationships. In the movie Imagine Me and You, giving lilies meant, “I dare you to love me.”

And then, for our first month celebration, I painted his Valentines present (bottom). Of course, we know well how the dare went on. And it wouldn’t be just for once ’cause I’m accepting the challenge every day and will always be on for it! I’m love-struck and love-crazed. ๐Ÿ˜‰


We. Love. Art.