Monday, October 31, 2011

The One About the Halloween Broomsticks Loot

You cannot imagine how long I have waited to post "got crafty" on my Facebook wall on which this post is linked from!  As I have mentioned several blog posts ago, life got in the way of crafting.  Right now I'm tickled pink that I'm starting to find my crafty groove back!

My craft comeback post begins with the Halloween Trick-Or-Treat that took place just last Saturday in our village.  Children from the village dressed up in their Halloween garb and went trick-or-treating from one house to another.  Here are Hon-some's niece and nephews:


Off they go!

Trick-or-treaters come by...

Meanwhile, I got busy making loot bags for Hon-some's niece and nephews.  Got the idea from Mareng Martha.  I made broomsticks loot bags!

I placed candies and treats in a plastic bag and put the whole thing in a paper bag.

Then I got another paper bag and cut all four sides into strips.  I left the base intact and placed the candy-filled paper bag on it.


Another angle


I placed a branch inside the paper bag then gathered up all the strips.  I tied all the strips together using a black ribbon.

Then I cut out pumpkin-shaped tags from orange tagboard.

Not bad, huh?  It was Hon-some's first time to actually see me crafting (he just used to see all the finished crafts) and he was wowed!  Hahaha!  Happy halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The One Who's Big on Buffets

I remember going to Yakimix with my family some months ago.  We were invited by my Tita Edna and we were really a large group...of eaters!  Anyway, the following photos are what I devoured.  I guess by now you know how I can really rock buffets. :)

 Hot and sour soup


Japanese sushi and sashimi

Got these from the grill selections...

...and grilled away!

Hot selections

Got these from the dessert selections.  Not really a big fan of sweets but I know bad dessert when I taste one.  Blech!

Tuesday is moving too slow, if I may say so myself.  Still, I hope yours is going remarkably well, lovelies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The One About Food and More Food

I'm still alive!  It's been almost a month since my last post.  I was preparing for my final thesis defense in my MA program and had to eliminate as much other activities as I could.  Sadly, that included blogging and crafting (but not Facebook-ing!!!  Hahaha!). Now that it's all over (I passed!) - well, not entirely as I still have revisions to worry about - life seems to be settling into the same old tune it used to sing.  Yes, I'm about to start crafting again.  I've been hoarding craft stuff all this time, counting the days when I can finally get my hands dirty, burnt, and scathed once again.
Until I finish my craft projects, I shall be bombarding this blog with several overdue food posts.  I may not have had as much time for crafts but when nourishment (and an overload of it) comes a-calling, I'm so there.

Some months ago, Hon-some and I and my in-laws went to Chelsea Market at Serendra.  The food was hefty, great-tasting, and just superb.  Some morsels of the pasta have settled into my waistline -- even to this day.

Complimentary foccacia with Italian bread dip

I forget the name of the dish.  It's tempura-ish.  There's asparagus, capers, and lemon slices.

That was one mean meatball on top of that mound of pasta!

Burger with blue cheese and bacon with a side of potato wedges. (Don't worry, Burger Project, you're still my favorite!)

Again, I forget the name of the dish but this tasted like chicken.  (Hehehe...)

It feels great to be blogging again!  Till next time! :)