Sunday, January 4, 2015

Beautiful Sunday # 141 - First of 2015

Holiday break is really over. Tomorrow I have to wake up early again. I'll be starting the work week with my early morning classes and continue the afternoon with my office work. Sigh. Time to face reality again. :) Before I fully embrace 2015, let me recount the few beautiful things from the last week of my holiday break.

Had a short trip to Uratex to purchase some custom size foam for our living room -  I explored the showroom and was surprised to see pieces of nice furniture. I love the living room set up, exactly what I want for our home. Another item in my wish list is a bed that comes with a real head board. I also found a replica of the Eames Rocking Chair. The signature chair retails for $ 499 (around Php 22,000) while Uratex version costs around Php 2,000. 

The last photo was taken from my room yesterday morning. - I have to push myself to declutter. I started Saturday afternoon, felt sleepy and ended not accomplishing anything. I remember an online article which supports my traditional decluttering tradition. I forgot the author and the link, but I would love to join the challenge of taking away at least 100 useless items before the new year starts.

Yakitori One - Another favorite! If only they have branches areas near me. I was able to have my most awaited Yakitori meal from Robinsons Magnolia. 

Chinese Asado - My cousin's family never fails to give us a plate of this meaty dish before Xmas of New Year's eve. Pork and beef overload!

Garlic Longganisa from my Mother's hometown - I love Bulacan's longganisa because it's way different from the sweet flavored meat sold in supermarkets and groceries. The version of my mother's hometown is overpowered by a natural garlic flavor, real and full meat and no artificial coloring at all. 

Cheapest Dimsum - Minus the chili garlic sauce, this will continue to become a part of my tiring weekdays. Comfort food for two, not bad for Php 50.

Life is a piece of cake, I really hope so - Got this mini cake from Figaro (I think one of the underrated coffee shops in Manila.) I love this reasonably priced mocha devil's cake. 

New Year Eve's leftovers - Pizza slices and calamari in tomato sauce, all I need is a nice oven to reheat all the food left from New Year's eve.

Meet the cutest member of the family - The little big man is so thrilled with his new toy, Babab (Sponge Bob) ;)

Family dinner at Shakeys - My cousin invited me to join them for dinner during Christmas. Thin crust pizza, fried chicken, mojos and houseblend iced tea = heaven! Best about everything, great food is shared over stories only my family can understand and appreciate :)

Yellow Cab Interiors - The industrial interiors of Yellow Cab always impress me.

Last week to see this - Christmas is really over but my prayers, wishes and faith remain the same. 


  1. It's been our tradition too to declutter and prep the house in time for the New Year. Sarap maka-exercise ng pag-declutter at linis ng bahay ano? Hihi! Yan ang pang-tunaw sa mga kinain nung Noche Buena hehe!

  2. Hi Diane. Sounds like you've had a wonderful break, you sure stayed busy. Wishing you the very best in the new year ahead.

  3. I love the headboard! I will reupholster our bed to make a similar one. :) Ginawa lang namin ang bed namin dito sa Dumags and it turned out better kesa sa binili namin sa *toot toot*.

  4. Be careful with the leftovers. My mom was confined for three days because of food poisoning c/o Noche Buena leftovers (na inabot hanggang 2015). Pero okay na siya.

    Gusto ko din sana magdeclutter. Kaso clutter is my husband. Literally.

  5. Your post is so timely because I'm currently looking for a couch and some ideas for our bedroom. I would love to have a head board, too. Perfect for late night reading! BTW, I added you on my blogroll. Happy New Year! :)

  6. Those Eames chairs are awesome, I got them for around the dining room table almost 4 years ago, and still love them as much as I did when I bought them. Mocha cake usually isn't something I would pick, but this one definitely looks like something I would love to devour :-)

  7. I seriously need to de-clutter my room, too. Happy new year, Diane! :)

  8. The cutest member of the family is adorable! Oh to feel that carefree excitement...priceless! Happy Sunday my friend and namemate! Hugs from Florida, Diane

  9. This year, decluttering is a must for our home, too. Waaaaah, sana sipagin talaga ako. Agree that Figaro is underrated. I love their rice meals and sandwiches, hehe. Yung officemate ko taga Bulacan at balak nya magbenta ng longganisa, maka-order nga. Sawa na ako sa matatamis na longganisa eh. :)


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