Feast at the Palace

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lobster in garlic sauce

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steamed lapu lapu

Yeah, it’s been a busy month. If you happen to pass by my blog and see no update, my apologies. It’s not that there’s not much happening coz there so many happenings that I barely have time to take photos and document everything. Anyway, couple of days ago, we had a seven course meal at Summer Palace, Edsa Shangri-la to celebrate a special occasion. Everything looked and taste delicious that I forgot to take each course a photo, imagine that. Here’s the list of the items just incase you’re interested.

APPLE SALAD

FRIED CRISPY BEEF

SEAFOOD ROLL

HALF SUCKLING PIG

ASADO, ROASTED PORK

DOUBLE BOILED SEA CUCUMBER SOUP WITH PORK

PAN-FRIED KING PRAWN BALLS COATED WITH CORNFLAKES

OWN LOBSTER STEAMED IN GARLIC SAUCE

OWN LAPU LAPU IN TWO PREPARATIONS

BLACK SESAME ICE CREAM WITH SHANGHAI PANCAKE

And here’s Joaquin at the foyer after enjoying his special congee.


We love taking him around the metro for dine out, coffee and night out (Yes, even night out, most recent at Malcolm’s Salcedo).  He is very behaved, ever sociable and always cheerful.

Androiding

Some artsy photos I took using instagram.

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acuatico resort

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I’m using android now. Let’s see if blogging through this phone can help me update my blog more often. Busy mom needs a smarter phone. Samsung galaxy it is.

Photo Diary: Joaquin’s Christening Details

 Presenting Joaquin’s christening details! 🙂

Shirt: Zara baby, Bow tie: Periwinkle

Pants: Gingersnaps, Shoes: B’gosh

Ballpens (literally) for giveaways

More giveaways: Chocolate Sansrival and Choco Truffle Mini Cakes

Fondant cake by Blisscakes

Some of you might be interested to hold weddings and christening at Archbishop’s Palace Villa San Miguel, Here are some photos.

Small Chapel

Don’t you love this E-invite we sent to all our guests?

And a little souvenir from the shoot…

The Look: General Luna

We got lost for nearly an hour trying to find Rose Bowl restaurant in Baguio. It was formerly situated along session road and google maps is not updated on its new location. After like 3 U turns and 6 stops to ask locals/boy scouts/policemen for directions, we finally got to have our über late lunch. And here are my outfit shots.

Top: Zara, Skirt: Terranova, Sunnies: Mango, Tote: Zara, Necklace: Forever 21

Rose Bowl restaurant is now located at General Luna St., Baguio City.

Gap Kids Casting Call

To all my friends residing in US, Canada, Puerto Rico this post is for you. Drum roll!!!!!

Gap is hosting a web-based photo contest entitled “Casting Call, Be the smile that changes everything”.

Prizes? $1000 USD gift card from Gap and an opportunity to be featured on Gap’s marketing campaign.

And so earlier, I was zoo excited to submit this photo of Joaquin but upon reading the official rules… I realized, we are not eligible to join the contest (too bad).

Anyway to those who are interested, you have about 8 days to submit your kid’s photo. Check this link for the details. Good luck!

Photo by Jay Jallorina

Photo Diary: Baguio 2012

Every year for like 6 years I’ve been visiting Baguio city. But this is very special trip as I spent the holy week with my whole family.

Joaquin chillin’ at Camp John Hay

Valentos boys with Mama and Papa

Karl in Ray-Ban aviators

Valentos Family (not so fond of Ray-Ban aviators noh?)

Me and my Joaquin

Lunch at Rose Bowl restaurant, Thanksgiving lunch for Joaquin’s 6 months of good health.

Rose Bowl restaurant’s Lechon Kawali

Karl’s first bike ride at Burnham Park

Joaquin’s first bike ride too…

Intet posing for her lookbook shot and this boy came up to her.

with Karl

Paella!

Dinner at Mario’s restaurant

Joaquin at 6 months enjoys Starbucks!

Ready to go back to  Manila

Joaquin’s Lookbook- Shirt: Zara baby, Shorts: Old Navy, Shoes: Circo

Bright Lights

I’m so digging this whole neon trend. Found the best accessories to add oomph to your look but be ready to get blinded this summer.

Zara messenger bag, Sergio Rossi sandals with laser cut floral detail, Zara neon yellow heels, Kate Spade bib necklace, Portico Bracelet Neon Yellow by CC Skye, Alexander McQueen Blue Tote, Proenza Schouler PS1 tote bag in yellow.

Photo Diary: Joaquin’s Christening

Blogging from Baguio City. I finally got to sort photos from Joaquin’s Christening last March 31,2012 which also became a “birthday salubong” for me. I don’t know when will I be able to finish this blog post since I’m multitasking most of the time… I hate it when the maid needs to go on vacation.

Done! Not bad at all, It’s just April 7, 2012.

Ceremony was held at Villa San Miguel, Archbishop’s Palace, Shaw Blvd (which was an awesome place, by the way) and Merienda Cena at Anything goes Burgoo, Powerplant Mall, Makati City.

To Joaquin’s Ninang Karina, Ninang Lala and Ninong Kyle, this post is for you guys. 🙂

Photos courtesy of Denison Tan and Edwin Martinez.

P.S. Yes, there were 3 cakes during the party 🙂