Zacchariah Ulrich

Friday, August 31, 2007

Say HELLO to Zacch!!

my FIRST EVER godson!!

Hello Zacch! Ninang will try her best NOT to spoil you!! :)

Hihi... :)

That's Zacch - he's just 3 months old!! :)

Chef Sasa

Hail to Chef Sasa!! She was featured again in Reggie Aspiras' column - Kitchen Rescue!

Congrats Sasa!! :)

The Weekend that was....

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I hadn't had the chance to make a very detailed post - thus, I will be posting an entry in bullet form:

  • Was late to my first ever godson's Christening. The person to blame? My Panget of course! I was so disappointed in him, so disappointed. My new 'kumare' forgave me naman (I think) but still - it was my first ever godson's day and - I wasn't there. What a ninang! My Panget was all apologetic - kinda not enough though, but don't tell!!
  • Zacch - my godson is the cutest ever!! He's very mobile (I mean for a 3 month old) He smiles alot and is so quiet!! Awwwwwwwww..... Such a cutie!!
  • For the first time ever - played the Nintendo Wii at Andy and Annie's place. It was really fun! Literally, a very interactive game for everyone!! My right arms was sore until today!
  • Went to watch A Love Story with my best bud KC in TriNoMa. I was expecting myself to shed a tear here and there - but I didn't! It was KC who did! Liked the movie - it was different.
  • Killed time in Greenhills - went to Unimart again! I never tire of going inside a supermarket. I think it's one of my favorite places in the world. You can leave me there and I will never tire of walking the aisle - one by one! Haha..
  • Saw a replica of 'I am not a Plastic bag' in the Tiange - it was a bad, baaaad replica!
  • My Panget cooked our Spanish Sardines pasta in Andy and Annie's kitchen - it was a labor or love, or should I say - labor of instense hungry-ness - according to him - he was freaking hungry.
Pictures of my cutie godson - to follow!! :)

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A Love Story

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I'm such a fan of Tagalog movies! I especially love the Christmas holidays here in Manila because of the MMFF - Metro Manila Film Fest! You can ask my Panget and my friends about it - they'd snicker and say that I really do love Tagalog movies.

Okay, so yesterday - I woke up early - to watch 'A Love Story' with my best friend KC at Trinoma. We decided to watch it on its first showing which was 1230pm so we can do some other stuffs in the afternoon.

The cinema was not so full - but acutally - when I think about it - I think for a Sunday morning - and since the movie has been shown for about 2 weeks now - it was still quite full! Anyhow, most of those who watched with us were - women!! Hahah.. I know..

The movie was nice. I liked it! I mean I liked it. It was a different type of Tagalog movie. They say that for a Tagalog movie - when you get to see the trailer on TV - that's it, you've seen it all! But with this movie - I was curious - who was the wife and who as the other woman? The movie kept us guessing for the first 40 minutes. I was really confused on some parts but eventually - all the questions were settled one by one.

At the end of the film, KC shed a few tears - while I - did not shed a tear. That was what's odd about it - I'm the crying type - the one who's luha is mababaw.. I told KC that I felt more sympathetic towards Maricel Soriano's character - and she told me that she did too! When I met another good friend that night - I told her my insights and she told me that the reason I felt that way was because I was not married yet. Sabagay - what she said was true..

But in fairness - the movie was great. I'd love to watch it again. I hated Aga for cheating. Men!! Hahaha.. JK - but seriously - like what Kate Hudson said - men are by nature NOT monogamous...

What I liked about the movie:

the way they used flashbacks
the dialogue was alright - it wasn't as cheesy as I was expecting
you can see Aga's struggle with himself and with his family
these things really happen

What was not believable for me was - on the last few minutes - Angelica and Maricel's character bump into one another in a bakeshop and they're all smiley and chatty ( a bit) that seemed really odd. I mean, ok fine - they were in good terms, but if I was Maricel or Angelica - a smile would be enough. But that's just me!

This is just TOO MUCH!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

There's a saying 'Suckers are born every minute' and I believe it!

Because officially - I am one of them!!

You see, I have been eyeing this Anya Hindmarch 'I am not a plastic bag' bag. It's already sold out everywhere! I've been lurking in eBay - to find that - THERE ARE KNOCK-OFFs! What else is new, right? Well, - okay - I have looked at so many pictures that I think that I can spot a fake one from a genuine one.

There's this seller in a forum I'm part of - and she posted that she's selling one. She posted it on her site and in the site - there were 6 images. Okay - for a normal person - I think the pictures she supplied were enough - but as I learned from the expert goodguyyoung of eBay - he made a review actuallly it's not a review - it's a guide on how to spot a fake Anya Hindmarch - a buyer should ask for more pictures!

And so, I sent her an SMS to ask if she can give me more pictures, closer images of the letters - she replied to me with 'Pics? Wat m0re do u nid? Yes, its authentc' Okay - fine, I'm a skeptic when it comes to these things - but when I asked for the price - it was a whopping - Php6,500.00 approximately USD140.00! Now, that's freaking TOO MUCH already!

I know people are cashing in on the cheap Anya Hindmarch bag and since it's sold out everywhere - they're making big bucks out of the ones they got- but for Php6,500?? No freaking way!!

At least there's this seller - The Purchaser - that admittedly sells replica's - for less than Php1,000.00!

Marta's Cakes

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I've heard a lot of raves about Marta Matute's cakes - I've seen quite a few and tasted only one. I liked the colorfulness of her cakes! That is what actually sets her apart from the other cake makers - the style she uses to decorate her cakes.

I read from Market Man's post that she opened shop in Serendra. I was there about a month ago - but missed it! But about 2 weeks ago - I made it a point to go and visit the place - to see what it was about.

Before I entered the shop - there was a sign at the door that said they were on dry run. And so when I entered the shop - I was expecting to see lots of people going gaga in the kitchen - kind of like what I saw in another dessert place just down the street. But alas - it was not! Instead of chaos - there was complete steady-ness. I was welcomed by a spacious restaurant - a well lit store, cute tables and chairs for adults and kids - a chiller with colorful goodies - and Ms. Marta Matute herself!

She greeted me and my Panget with a pretty smile! Introduced her products one by one as she pointed them out on the display. As always - I picked the Vanilla Mini-Cake while my panget got the Mocha Mini-Cake (because of it's orange colored icing). The person behind the counter was very courteous and friendly - she even asked us if we wanted water.

Here are the pictures of the Mini-Cakes:

Vanilla Mini-Cake with Butter Cream Icing and beside it is what it looks like in the middle - I'm sort of a neat freak - Hahaha!!

Mocha Mini-Cake with Butter Cream Icing - As you can tell, my Panget isn't!!

I liked the Mini-Cakes because they're firmer - there's more bite to it compared to a cupcake (but I still love cupcakes! - the ones that I make of course! Just Kidding!) My Panget said that when he tasted my Vanilla cake - he was amazed because - for the first time ever - he tasted the vanilla in the Vanilla Mini-Cake! Thank goodness he liked it! He's such a sweet tooth pa naman! Now - will I be going back? Most definitely! For the cakes and for the Mini-Cake Decorating activity - that should be fun! :)

Marta's Cakes
Serendra (beside Chelsea)
Tel. 0917.5009984

Happy Birthday.. MOM!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Hugs and Kisses to you!!
Thanks for everything!! :)


The Lake House

Before I go to bed - I usually watch a DVD - I either watch a series or a movie. Last night, I was planning to watch High School Musical - but then searched on my DVD stash - to see if there was a movie that I missed! I chanced upon 'The Lake House'! I was told by my friends that it was a nice one - of course, the Korean version - Il Mare was nicer.

And so I watched it. And it made me cry!! Thrice!

One thing though - I mean, if the guy was from the Past and he was doing little bits of details to change the future - won't that have a big effect on the future? Anyhooo.. I loved the movie!!! :)

Soooooooooo EXCITED!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I am sooooooooo excited to watch High School Musical 2!! Since I can remember - I've always loved musicals! I have watched the Sound of Music about a hundred times, Grease about the same rate and HSM1 less than 50 times!!

It's going to be shown on cable on September 9, 2007! I am SURE that I will be home during that time. Hahahahaha!!

They all look so grown up!!

Kenny Ortega (the guy in white) - you're the man!! Did you know that he choreographed Dirty Dancing?! Cool!

The Weekend Review..

Again - this will be in bullets! hahaha..

  • Friday was actually a slow day - the highlight was my mom cooking crabs! Yummy!
  • I couldn't believe that I dozed off at 9pm! I wasn't even able to catch my favorite Teleseryes!
  • Since I slept at around 9pm - I woke up at 1:45 in the morning! I actually thought that it was morning already! Since I couldn't sleep - I watched TV for a couple of hours - then, when my eyelids felt heavy - I decided to sleep (agai
  • Woke up to sounds of heavy rains! I was planning to to go the Rockwell Urban Bazaar to support my friend - a new and upcoming designer - Tammy Tan. But since it was raining cats and dogs - and for fear that I'd get stranded in Makati - I decided to skip it for the next day
  • My Panget picked me up for his cousin's daughter's birthday party at Acropolis - the theme - a Disney Princess' birthday! :) The food was okay - the place was really cold!! But it was fun!
  • After the party - we headed to Cyma in Greenbelt 2 for Eleanor's Baby shower!!
  • Saw K and MM - my Chinese Chickens!!
  • My Panget wanted to try out Cold Stone - and we did - shelled out Php384.00 for 2 ice creams!! Dang it!
  • Celebrated my mom's birthday (early) during lunch - she prepared Shabu-Shabu for us! I miss having Shabu-Shabu at home!
  • Went to Rockwell's Urban Bazaar - bought a dress from Tammy - I should have gone the previous day!! Argh... The rains kasi eh!
  • Bought my frist ever dress/top from Doroty Perkins! Enjoyed a 5% discount because of my ICAAA card! Yehaaaaa!!
  • It was actually a shopping day for me! For the first time - I was the one who went home with all the stuffs! My Panget - did not shop for anything.. Teehee!! Yey for me!!
  • I was the 3rd placer in our Poker game that night.
  • A lazy Monday it was - went to my Panget's to watch 'Inside Man' - I fell asleep!! Hahaha.. It was that boring..

Random Ramblings

Friday, August 17, 2007

I will be using bullets this time - kinda lazy - maybe because of the weather!!
  • Finally saw Die Hard 4.0 with my Panget last night (using his portable hard drive) - and it was great!! I enjoyed the movie so much - that I now know why it's Joey and Chandler's favorite movie of all time.
  • Caught Disturbia last Tuesday night - kinda dragging at first - and the female lead? Well, her head is quite big for her body shape... Hmmm... The lead up was quite long though... The movie was okay - I was actually expecting more.
  • Finally caught a glimpse of Marimar last night - Marian Rivera is very pretty!! She seems promising in her role! Dingdong Dantes seemed like he was left in the oven too long!!
  • Found out a way to relieve my lower back pains - stretching my right leg!!
  • Went to National Bookstore yesterday to buy my stash of Panda's scented blue pens. ( I just had to say this)
  • Slow work week! Seemed like everything was in slow motion. Maybe because of the rain!
Highlight of the day:

Had really good Pepper Crabs for lunch - My mom (who's a great cook by the way) prepared them. Yummy!! :)

This is the best picture from my camera phone!!
We all couldn't wait to eat them!!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Okay - let's get it straight out - I have no clue what this Mexican Telenovela is all about. I know, people have been going gaga over Thalia long before the invasion of the Chino-velas! But seriously - what is it all about?

I have friends who made it a point to go home early and finish their homeworks to watch this show - but really - was it really that good? You see, I am a sucker for Telenovelas, ask my mom, my friends and my Panget! They'd all say the same thing - that I am indeed a sucker for them, I'd watch them and even discuss possible spoilers of the show with people! Ahhhhh... this is my 'drama' in life... :)

When I read in Sophie's blog - that she loved it (when it was still shown) - I sent her messages thru YM asking her what she show is all about. Ever so cute Sophie replied instantly - and here's what she told me on YM:

sophie : marimar starts with a young raggeddy ann dressed girl
sophie : hahaha
sophie : with lolo and lola
didi: nice ba?
sophie : falls in love with sergio the hairy chested guy riding a horse
sophie : then sergio marries her to spite her parents or whatever
sophie : then the household makes a laughingstock out of marimar esp angelika

sophie : renato's wife
sophie : then things get worse as angelika orders someone to burn the house of marimar's lolo and lola
sophie : d ko na maalala basta sa huli magiging iba na ang pagkatao ni marimar

sophie : under the name of bella aldama

Now, after reading that - I got fascinated. Looks like they indeed followed the recipe of a good telenovela!! :)

But will GMA 7's version compare to that of the original one? I will never know - because I don't have anything to compare it with! It's been day 3 (of showing) already - and I still haven't caught the local version! What time does it start anyway?! Dang it!!

Newest Crushie!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yes, at my age - I rarely get a crush - but last Saturday - well, since I watched a UAAP game live - there's this guy who caught my eye...

And who is he?! He's they guy on the right most side..

Picture borrowed from

That's Simon Atkins.

It's the first time I've ever I've heard of him - and seen him play...

This is the most decent picture of him that I found on the web. Surprisingly - when I googled him - he wasn't there! I tried scouting for a nice pic - but this is the best one I found!

BTW - these shirts really look cool! :) I want to get that one of Cholo's and of course - Simon's!! Hahahaha..


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Araneta Coliseum - LIVE!
August 11, 2006

I've quite forgotten what it felt like watching a UAAP game - live! Yesterday - I was at the Araneta Coliseum - I was actually convinced by my mom to watch the DLSU vs UST game. (Pinayagan na niya ako finally to go watch!) You see, my mom is a UAAP addict not to mention a big DLSU fan. She loves watching DLSU games live!!

As I entered the Big Dome - the feeling was already different. I could already see swarms of Green colored shirts scattered everywhere! There were familiar faces - and there were strangely - new ones too! I can't believe I'm watching the live games again - after like 2 freaking years of just watching on TV! The feeling is unexplainable - I felt like I was in college all over again!!

When the players started to come it - it hit me that - it really been years since I last watched a game - I mean really watched a game. You see while I was still in DLSU - I remembered all the names and faces of the players! And now - all I could remember was a handful! Tang, Casio, Villanueva, and Cua. That's it!

Too bad my phone's camera is not as sharp as my previous one - but I guess the photos will do.

Well, we lost.. Boohoo!! Imagine - in less than 2 minutes - UST scored 11 points! Dang it! Well, better luck next time!

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT DLSU - ADMU Game! It's on September 2, 2007!!
I guess - tickets will be a hard find this time!!


P.S. Too bad - I couldn't smuggle in a camera inside!! Darn it!

for the GUYS - you'll LOVE THIS!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

“As primal beings, men are not supposed to be monogamous. When people ask, ‘Do you believe in monogamy?’ Well, of course that’s what you want. But part of what I love about men is that it’s hard for them to be monogamous. Women, I think, need to spend more time understanding men than changing men. And vice versa.”

- Kate Hudson tells the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar

a Rainy Wednesday...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

It's actually a miracle - when I hear Mass last Sunday at Sanctuario de San Jose - there was a prayer that was said towards the end of the Mass. The prayer was asking for rain. After a few hours - it did rain. Cats and dogs actually! :)

I could just imagine the number of people who prayed together for the rains to come!! Wow!

Anyhoooo.. My Wednesday was greeted with the sound of strong rains, I looked outside the window to check if it was just my imagination or if it was the real thing! It was the real thing - when I went down to the office - my mom told me 'Di, all our PLDT phones are dead!' My goodness! We rely on the telephone for business! Yikes!

You see - we have a total of 4 lines - 3 of which are PLDT Lines. Okay - so what now? I knew that I should call PLDT's hotline - but what phone will I use? The Bayantel won't recognize the number - it will just lead me to Bayantel's repair service! So what do I do now? Such a HUGE dilema! First, to make sure that it was just not our phones that are dead - I tried calling our neighbors - and it seems that all their lines are dead too! Yikes! What to do right? Good thing, a friend of my mom was willing to call PLDT to ask for assistance and repair for us! But you see - it's been hours already - and yet - NO ONE has come to repair. I know it's asking too much for them to personally call us - but, still I was sort of optimistic they'd fix the lines within the day.

I remember having to write someone at PLDT - her name's Cristita - I don't know how I got her email address but I swear - she's THE person to contact whenever there's a PLDT problem. She acts fast and replies fast! And so I emailed her, MVP - the email that I have, their Customer Service email, Ms. Bolido (of PDI) and two other PLDT people to tell them that we need our phones repaired. It just dawned to me that if you're a Bayantel subscriber - there is NO WAY FOR YOU TO CONTACT ANY PLDT SERVICE HOTLINE! Anyways, I emailed them this morning - and till now - I still have not received ANY reply from them! What happened to the swift and reliable reply from Cris??

Think about it - if you had ONLY PLDT lines - and all of them are dead - and so are your neighbors phones - how the hell do you ask for repair and assistance? Diba?! There is really NO 7-DIGIT Number of PLDT for you to call when you have a problem with their service! You'll need to rely on your friends and relatives to help you report a repair or make a complaint! Isn't that a hassle for all PLDT subscriber? Dang it!!

It's already 5pm - the rains have not stopped, it's flooding - and still - NO sign of PLDT people. Not even a reply email!



Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I got this from Patty's blog :) - I hope you don't mind - I love answering these things!! Hehehe.. :)

Repost this survey as (your name)-ology.

Q: What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Thousand Island! - how unimaginative! I'm becoming partial to olive oil based ones..

Q: What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. Jollibee!!

Q: What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Cook Book Kitchen, Belinni's, and Chili's!

Q: On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. Php20.00 to Php50.00 - it can go higher actually - depending on the service

Q: What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of it?
A: French Fries and anything Potato

Q: What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. Anchovies and Truffles (feeling!)

Q: What do you like to put on your toast?
A. Lots of butter and strawberry jam - I have to agree with Patty on this one!!


Q: What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A: None!

Q: How many televisions are in your house?
A. 5


Q: Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right-handed

Q: Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. None - but do Wisdom teeth count??

Q: What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. My luggage (during my recent HK trip)

Q: Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. I can't recall..


Q: If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. Why not?!

Q: If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. I won't change it! I love my name!

Q: What color do you think looks best on you?
A. I really don't know - but I love wearing reds, pinks and whites!

Q: Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. I can't recall!

Q: Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. No ... :(

Q: Has someone ever saved yours?
A. Hmmm... None..


Q: Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. Why not?!

Q: Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000
A. No freaking way!

Q: Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Why not?!

Q: Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. Absolutely! That is if they'd take me!

Q: Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. No Way!

Q: Would you, without fear of punishment, take a humans life for $1,000,000?
A. No freaking way!!


Q: What is in your left pocket?
A. My pants have no pockets...

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. Is it?

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. Carpets (we make them!)

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. Stand

Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A. I don't want to count them! But they're more than my fingers combined!

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. Never!

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. a successful and contented person.. Hahaha!!

Q: Who is number 1 on your top 8?
A. ey?!


Q: Last friend you talked to?
A. Eleanor

Q: Last person who called you?
A. a client

Q: Person you hugged?
A. my Panget

Q: Person you kissed?
A. my Panget


Q: Number?
A. 13, 7, 8 (don't we all?!)

Q: Season?
A: Autumn!!


Q: Missing someone?
A. Hmmm...

Q: Mood?
A. Tired...

Q: Listening to?
A: The PC and some Chinese music coming from my dad's office!

Q: Watching?
A. None at the moment

Q: Worrying about?
A. No comment!


Q: First place you went this morning?
A. Toilet?

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A. Have dinner!!

Q: What’s the last movie you saw?
A. Smokin Aces from my Panget's hard drive

Q: Do you smile often?
A: Definitely!

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A. Super friendly actually!

My my - that was a long long survey!
You Are a Caramel Crunch Donut

You're a complex creature, and you're guilty of complicating things for fun.
You've been known to sit around pondering the meaning of life...
Or at times, pondering the meaning of your doughnut.
To frost or not to frost? To fill or not to fill? These are your eternal questions.

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!

The PJ's You Are Most Like: Comfortable PJ's

You're a bit conservative, traditional, and tend to follow conventions
You have an understated, easy sexiness that men love
People instantly find comfort in you, and you're a "best friend" to many.

Oakley - Behave

Monday, August 06, 2007

Image was borrowed from

I have been scouting for the perfect sunglasses - that I will be able to use on a regular basis...

I saw this one and fell in love with it...

Yesterday - I tried it on..

It looked weird on me.. as my Panget would say 'Nah......'


My newest buy!!

Photo borrowed from Tiramisu Bags

This is my newest buy! It's as if I hadn't had enough of shopping already!!

You see, I only bought 1 bag during my recent trip to Hong Kong. I was very disappointed! And while reading through one of the blogs that I'm visiting rather often nowadays - Flair in the City - I saw this bag. I was immediately taken by it! I liked the color - I've never owned a blue bag in whole life! So I sent a text message to the seller - her name's Mika (0917.8601860) she told me that the bags are available but she only ships them to the buyers, I can opt to purchase them at Peppered Cherry at Serendra. Good thing - my Panget and I were headed there yesterday - and so I made calls to check if there were stocks in Peppered Cherry - there were! Yehaaaa!! I was excited!!

I was told by Mika that the bag was priced at Php950.00 - regardless if I bought it from her or from Peppered Cherry. And so I was just expecting a damage of less than a thousand bucks - but then - the cashier told me that it was indeed a thousand bucks! Well, since I was already there - what the heck right?! Kinda confusing though..

Anyhoo, I LOVE THE BAG!! It's so spacious!! There are lots of pockets! So many things can fit inside the bag!! :) I really love it! Too bad it only comes in 1 color! I would have gotten it in all colors! (..that's how I am when I am in like with an item!)


Back in the game..

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I think it's been more than a week since I last attended a Bikram Yoga class. Yesterday afternoon was my first class - after my 'break'. And Tristan was teaching. Go figure!

I had a hard time breathing, while doing the poses I developed a headache and it was freaking hot!! My gosh - it was like I started back from square one. Well, actually - if you've been gone for more than a week - it really feels different, kind of like the feeling of when you've just taken your first class ever!

Why do I subject myself to this kind of torture? Vanity!!!

The Bikram Yoga Manila's testimonial page is up and running!
You can check it out now.. :)
Click HERE to read