Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free Limited Edition Cupcakes!

I will be giving two of these precious cupcakes worth P100 pesos!

To honor and celebrate the friendships I forged through the years I am giving away 2 “Limited Edition” cupcakes to my friends and former students when they purchase in my online store I will not be selling these.

For my students (past and present), who are dear to me I am giving two Christmas cupcakes for a single purchase worth P300 and above. Just contact me through my phones or email me. So I can validate if you are really my student. I keep lists of them. Hehehe.

For my friends, a minimum purchase of P500 and above to avail of the two Christmas Cupcakes.

Two cupcakes per person policy will be applied regardless of how many times you order. I am doing this to make sure that you eat the cupcakes personally and not give it away.

I'll be taking orders till December 20, 2009 only and might be delivering your orders personally.

Hoping to hear for everybody soon!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Creating Art

They say that left-handed persons are known to be good graphics artists. I can say they are because I know a few who are really good. But, wait a minute. I am left-handed! And I can only draw people as sticks till now. It was my frustration since I was a child and considers myself exception to that rule.

I don’t consider myself as an “Artist”, maybe because I don’t like the conventional “Art” I do admire paintings but as an ordinary person maybe. Even my horoscope (I am a Pisces) says that I should be in the artistic field.

I am starting to believe that I maybe an artist after all. Last Saturday I delivered the baptismal cupcakes that were ordered by a former student of mine. A few days before Saturday, I was already stressed and agonizing inside, doubting myself if I could ever pull off his order of 30 pcs of specialty cupcakes. The situation was not good, I don’t have anyone available to help me assemble and transport the cupcakes.

The burden was great for I usually make this kind of cupcakes for family and they love it (I thought because they love me no matter how ugly the cakes are). This is the first time I accepted an order for the cupcakes to be eaten by people I don’t know, although it helped that my customer is a former student.

The chocolate teddy bears was already prepared beforehand by my sister-in-law at the start of the week, all I have to do is bake the cupcakes, iced the cakes and place in the box with decors(made me really nervous). I made the cupcakes early Friday evening and woke up at dawn Saturday to make the icing and decorate the cupcakes (The Christening was scheduled at 10am at Cainta). I burned the sugar the first try, so I have to do repeat making the icing again. Luckily my mama was helping me by making the boxes and my hubby promised to accompany to the reception. I relaxed when I saw the cupcakes lining up in the table, they’re beautiful.

I attended the reception and was touched by the admiration by the guests on the cupcake tower I made. Some even thought they are just decors and was surprised when I said that they should be eaten soon. Many complimented how artistic I am. It was a very good feeling. I now believe I might not be good in drawings but I can create something good and sweet that can be considered an “Art”.

I would like to invite you to visit my online store, I can proudly say it showcases my Artistic talent that is both sweet and delicious!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Zero In: Our History in Art Form

I love history and very passionate in discussing country’s past and present. I love not just knowing the facts but of what could have been. There are times when I imagine myself living this or that era. What would have I felt and how fortunate I am to live at the present.

I love to know the “untold stories” and how our present reflects our past, like history repeating itself. I would look for answers in our history why so many Filipinos act this or that way. Or question myself if our ancestors have chosen a different path what would we become.

I am happy hear about Zero In: Periphery Series from Arvin’s blog.

He gives very informative descriptions of the different museums participating in the Zero In series this year. Here are some information I gathered from Arvin's blog The Intersections & Beyond. Photos I used in this blog courtesy of Arvin.

Here are the Museums participating in this year's Zero In:Periphery Series:

Ateneo Art Gallery

Featuring: Beyond Frame :Philippine Photomedia

Duration: October 1-December 15, 2009

Featured in Beyond Frame are works executed using different forms of photography by Poklong Anading, MM Yu, Romina Diaz, Ringo Bunoan, Christina Dy, Lena Cobangbang, Gina Osterloh, Rachel Rillo, Steve Tirona, Lani Maestro, Mario Co, Norberto Roldan, Gerry Tan and Tony Twigg.

Address: Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University

Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Phone: (632) 426-6488


Lopez Memorial Museum

Featuring: Deleted Scenes

Duration: November 12, 2009-January 9, 2010

The exhibits invites us to explore at things that may have been omitted, forgotten or neglected in our history, those side stories about the japanese and american occupation of our country. Stories not in our history books but if we search deeper in history is present and available to those who seek it.

Address: Lopez Memorial Museum
G/F Benpres Building, Exchange Road
corner Meralco Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone: (632) 631-2417 or 635-9545

Museo Pambata

Featuring: Invisible Children

Duration: November 26, 2009-January 5, 2010

The exhibits highlights the importance of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). The exhibit is an eye opener on how many children today are living in different and difficult situations and that their most basic rights as a child is not met.

Address: Museo Pambata
Roxas Boulevard
corner South Drive, Manila
Phone: 632) 523-1797, 523-1798 and 536-0595

History gives us perspective on how should we act and react to the current turmoil in our country. Together let us visit and get to know our past so that we can feel and reaffirm our love for the Philippines.