Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
...Manila experienced heavy traffic because families went out to celebrate Father's Day.
...John Lloyd Cruz admitted to The Buzz that he is going steady with Shaina Magdayao.
...an oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico.
...Miley Cyrus co-hosts the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.
...some kid, by the name of Graeme McDowell, won the U.S. Open Championship.
...Paraguay defeated Slovakia (2-0) at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
...Nicole Kidman celebrated her birthday...
...so did Lionel Richie.
...Teddy Bird gave me flowers for the first time.
...and then with those blooms, he gave me a rock.
My single days are officially numbered. :)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Each kit had checkout cards and checkout card holders.
This is a page saver. From now on, I'm calling all my bookmarks "page savers" as in: "I need to take a break from reading for some tea and scones but I can't quite find my page saver." And I say this with a British accent. :)
A book journal to keep track of overdue books or as a wishlist of books to have and read. There are also tabs to keep the checkout cards organized alphabetically.
I printed everything on pink cardstock because the color looks lovely with expresso brown. I tied all the contents with a gold ribbon and placed them in brown boxes which I found at The Wrap Shop.
I placed the bandwrap around the box then wrote my friends' names in front.
The happy recipients!
The kits would also be great as book club favors and book-themed party giveaways. See the kit and instructions here. Happy crafting!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
That's okay, though. There were more food places to explore. Our next stop was a super, super, super hole-in-the-wall place in Binondo. Dong Bei Dumplings is known for its fresh dumplings.
In fact, the dumplings are made right in front of you!
We decided to try their Chinese pancakes. The pancakes have the same filling as the dumplings.
We thought the pancakes were real winners!
Next stop was Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant. After KFC, nothing else beats the chicken here. I forgot to take a picture, though, but trust me. People rave about the chicken here.
I ordered some chicken to go and my friends did the same thing as they thought they were still full from the Chinese pancakes. While waiting for our order, each of us opened a fortune cookie.
I had to leave after my order arrived but not without leaving my friends with gifts I made for them (more on that in my next post). :) I told them to try Masuki afterwards since the Big Binondo Food Wok Map had a coupon for a free bowl of noodles and siomai. They did try it out...
...but I guess they didn't like it there.
The day ended with a calesa ride.
That ends my Binondo Food Trip with my friends. There are still so many places to try there that I can't wait to go there again! :)