Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beautiful Sunday # 40 - Sweet and Messy

Where did time go? Tomorrow will be the last week of January. The first month of the year is over and soon it will be December again. (Now, that's an exaggeration haha) Nothing much happened this week except for, as always, the bulk of work from teaching. Reading papers and nagging reminding my dear college kids for not complying with deadlines. 

Despite the full schedule, here are the few beautiful things that made my week.


One of my greatest weaknesses is spending. The pile of bills to pay, grown up problems and the challenge to fatten my savings account comprise my never ending struggle. Some months ago, I decided to invest on mutual funds. I made this decision despite my dwindling savings account. Wrong move. I know. It was an impulsive decision as well. With my eyes closed, I took away some money from my savings account and placed it to this investment. After a few months, I realized that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I received my notice of dividends and I was happy with how my hard earned money is working.


The best way to end a stressful day! Cupcakes with frosted icing are just my greatest weakness. Unfortunately, Sophie's Mom Red Velvet cupcakes is way far from my daily route. The nearest that I could get is Brownie's Unlimited. For Php 32, I have my own dose of heavenly sweetness.

Speaking of cupcakes, I passed by this cupcake store in Trinoma a few days ago. 

My local friends might have read of Vanilla Cupcakes from other local bloggers. Their bigger and main site is located in Glorietta. This branch only occupies a space from the huge Kamiseta boutique. I love everything in here. The cupcakes treats and the interiors make a perfect match. The only problem I see here, the cupcakes are a bit pricey. A cupcake costs an average of Php 70 and a dozen order would rip off Php 1,250 from your wallet.

The bread may not look pleasing and enticing for my other blog friends. It may not be picture perfect but I can assure you, this is one of the best. Bread Talk's Cheese floss made of soft bread oozing with cheese and pork floss is another sinful but heavenly way to end the day.


I arrived at work with this beautiful mess on my table. Seriously, I hope they considered that a working table is meant for working. :-) I wasn't pissed off though. I understood the fact that they took advantage of my clean and empty work space to get things going. Our little office space is finally getting its own makeover. Hence, the presence of the beautiful mess. Seeing my empty table which I make it a point to clean before the weekends, it became a major casualty for all the displaced materials in the office.

I hope everyone is having a Beautiful Sunday. I'm off for some freelance work again so pardon the lousy and boring post. 


  1. You are a wise young woman to start investing now. :D

    That is the sweetest cupcake store EVER! I would love to indulge in a cupcake, coffee, and a great book while sitting in one of those cozy chairs.

    So happy you like my Valentine Story. I waited to post it today for Beautiful Sunday. Another artist need it, and I thought it was so sweet. I've been painting lately, not crafting as much.

    Have a blessed SUnday!

    Ricki Jill

  2. Can you believe how fast January flew!! Yikes! Sunday isn't here for me yet, but I am looking forward to it already. :) Those cupcakes look so yummy!! Have a wonderful week ahead my friend.

  3. Diane, I know that Bread Talk bun!!!

    I have never invested in investments before, and I am glad to hear that your money has done some work for you :)

  4. Hi Diane,
    good idea to start a savings fund! Wow, that little cupcake place looks so lovely. I love the floral seats :) We don't have anything as pretty as this here!
    I know, time flies. sigh.
    I would hate for anyone to clutter up my work space, as I'm pretty organized ;-)
    I hope you have a restful evening before your working week starts again. Take care...

  5. I've always wanted to invest sa mutual funds but I don't know how. Diba may seminar pa or something?

    1. Hi AC! In my case sa Sunlife, wala namang seminar na required. If I'm not mistaken ang requirement lang eh for the investors to be thoroughly oriented by the agent. One time meet up lang to explain the terms and conditions. You will be asked din kasi kung anung investment yung gusto mo :)

      After that, good to go na :) You will be given regular notices about your account. Gow na!

    2. Oh okay. Kase yung ibang kilala ko may seminar ek ek pa. Thanks for the info. Might consider this and probably start doing so when I get home. :)

  6. Yeah,I'm happy to hear that your investment is paying off and I hope it continues to do so. That cheese bread looks pretty darn good to me.

  7. I am a proud Sunlife investor too! It's been 5 yrs since I first placed some of my savings in their mutual fund basket and almost double the amount na sya ngayon =)


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