Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beautiful Sunday # 90 - What happened on the first work week of 2014?

It's a weekend of firsts. Not really a milestone heehee It's just the first weekend after my first full work week in 2014. Truth to be told, I haven't found my working pace yet. I'm still recovering from my two-week holiday break. Added to this my screaming empty wallet haha Why is payday seem so faraway?

Meanwhile, let me share the few beautiful things that made my week

A slice of Sans Rival -  How could I refuse my favorite?

Dunkin Donuts - You can never go wrong with Dunkin Donuts. I'm glad they are developing new variants such as the red velvet munchkins.

Chef Tony's Popcon in Country Cheddar - I can finish a small tub on my own. This kept me company while doing some freelance work during those wee hours.

Spam cooked in butter - Truth is, I didn't cook. I placed the slices and the tidbits of butter inside the oven toaster. Haha The end result was the inviting smell of butter in the entire kitchen.

Rocha's Puto (steamed rice cake) - Rocha's Puto originated in my hometown. This is a sure hit among our friends and relatives. You want one? We can meet in my hometown and consider it as my treat.

Sky Flakes in Oat Fiber and Tuna Mayo from  Century Tuna - Minus the mayonnaise, this is a healthier snack at the workplace. The Oat Fiber tastes better than the classic Sky Flakes. The Tuna Mayo comes in easy open can and retails for Php 28 in 7-11 stores. I'm sure it will be way cheaper in supermarkets. (Thanks dear friend T for referring the Tuna Mayo).

Dalandan (Sour Orange) - It's starting to cool down in Manila. Yay! While I appreciate the colder temperature as opposed the always summer weather here, I have to equip myself with enough Vitamin C.

Siomai with the fiercest chili garlic - Yes to this comfort food after a long day at work.

Braided Leather Belts - If you like something, buy everything haha There's still another piece in red, will I still purchase it?

Coin Purse from Ame & Lulu - There's no way I would purchase this purse for Php 1,950 ?!? Fortunately, the item was sold 75% off its original price. Win!

Necklace from Zalora - Thank you Zalora Philippines for the shopping credits.

My new read! - I first encountered the book from A Cup of Jo. Witty, funny and entertaining!

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!


  1. I'd have a hard time getting back in the groove too, maybe one more week is all you need. Looks like you found yourself some goodies! I could probably eat the entire container of cheddar popcorn.

  2. velvet pastries always remind me of you,,, basta palagi kita naaalala. like ko yung braided belt di na hassle yung pag adjust sa size, at bet na bet ko ang necklace :)

  3. I read Where'd You Go Bernadette last year...what a hoot! Loved it! Dunkin' Donuts is just a two short blocks from me. Oh my, the temptation! Here's to getting your stride back.

  4. By looking at it, I needed to Google the sans rival. The result is mouth watering. Wouldn't say no to that!

    1. If my limited knowledge in baking and cooking is accurate, I think you don't need to bake to prepare a Sans Rival :) The process is similar as to how you prepare a tiramisu cake

    2. That sounds perfect, I love cooking that doesn't require actually baking or cooking :-) I also like to make dishes that don't create lots of dishes (I do my dishes the old fashioned way, I don't have a dishwasher)

  5. I wish I could visit you and have a steamed rice cake! And I love your new things...especially that little purse and the necklace! Enjoy your day my friend and namemate! We're headed into a bright new year! Hugs!

  6. Oops, my link disappeared to your blog! I've put it back :))))

  7. Hello Diane :)
    I know how you feel getting back to work in the first week of the new year.
    You bought yourself some nice treats! The necklace is so pretty and your new purse looks beautiful!
    We should treat ourselves more often :)
    Hope this week will be a great one for you!


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