Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The BEST Brownies Ever!

Do you know where you'll find the yummiest brownies? As far as my family is concerned, in Manila nothing beats Becky's Kitchen. But this obscure place in Boracay is definitely a bigger winner as well!

REAL COFFEE in Station 1 is tucked away behind the restaurants and other commercial establishments located along the shoreline. But it's not difficult to spot at all. It's in that "eskinita" a few steps away from Yellow Cab Pizza. Once you turn into the small street you'll see it right away.

Both Anissa and Neal are addicted to the thick brownie slices. They always remember to drop by whenever we're there. In fact, we were just a few hours away from leaving the resort for Manila when Anissa begged me to take the tricycle ride to Station 1 so that she could bring a bag home. At P55 a piece, it sounds quite steep but I tell you, it's really worth it.
Don't forget to drop by when you're in Boracay!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Our Little Girl is 3!!!

Where did the time go???

Sabine is 3 years old today! The past 3 years have gone by so quickly. Sometimes I overhear Neal telling her, "Don't grow up na please???". Don't all parents feel that way?

But we are so proud of what Sabine has become so far. She's very talented, smart and assertive! There is never a dull moment when she's around and has everyone wrapped around her itty bitty finger (especially my parents and brother).

This morning after she drank her first bottle of milk and dressed up, we surprised her with a small birthday cake. I told Neal to grab whatever cake he could get his hands on before going home from work last night. We wanted her to blow her birthday candle first thing!

We love you vewwy vewwy much!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Newest Family Members are Here!

Ronan Michael (5 lbs. 9 oz.) and Cole Alexander (3 lbs. 5 oz.) Novales, born on April 3, 2009. The only twins on my Mom's side of the family!

Both babies are home, after the doctors kept close watch on Cole who was lighter than Ronan at birth. I can't believe my first cousin and their Dad, Chris is now a father!

I'm such a stage Aunt, I got these boys several matching outfits and sent them off right away. I can't wait to see them wearing stuff I got.

Congrats, Chris and Missy! Enjoy your new bundles of happiness!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

This Made My Day!

Overheard the other day...Sabine talking to the new household help:

Sabine : What's your name?
Help : My name is Sheryl.
S : Sheryl? Who's dat?
H : Ako nga, pangalan ko nga si Sheryl.
S : You don't talk in English? Di mo ako intindi? Ha? Ha?
H : Hindi eh. 'Sensya na ha, hindi ako marunong mag English.
S : Try mo, I help you. (wahahahahaha!)
H : (tawa ng tawa)
S : You have plenty clothes ba?
H : Not yet eh.
S : Whaaaaaat??? Not yet???? Wawa ka naman.

OMG this totally had me in stitches!
Thanks, bubba girl for making Mommy's day!