Sunday, April 27, 2014

The CJ Cupcakery

Yesterday, Argey and I came across this enticing new cupcake stall near Dumaguete Robinsons Movieworld - The CJ Cupcakery - and I just couldn't help but give in. Well, who could resist these tempting, moist cupcakes in varied flavors and pretty frosting? I remember my OB once telling me to reward myself once in a while with the food that I have been depriving myself of. It won't hurt, she said, as long as I do it in moderation. So, reward myself, I did! Teehee!

Argey and I first tried these six flavors among the many that they have on display.

1. Snickers
          Moist chocolate cupcake with peanut bits. Its frosting is peanut butter and chocolate with that signature Snickers taste, toppped with chunks of Snickers bar and crunchy caramel bits.

2. Oreo
          Cream cheese cupcake with bits of Oreo cookies, butter cream frosting topped with crushed Oreos.

3. Kitkat
       Moist chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate frosting topped with a chunk of Kitkat bar.

4. Lemon Dream 
              Lemon cupcake with cream cheese frosting with a hint of lemon.

5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
            Chocolate chip cookie cupcake with cookie dough frosting with chocolate chips, topped with their home-made chocolate chip cookie.

6. Red Velvet
              Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting topped with red sugar crystals white chocolate pretzel.

The CJ Cupcakery also sells other sweet treats, like their yummy stuffed cookies. Large-sized cupcakes like those above are available at PhP38 each and the micro-sized ones at PhP18 each. 

For orders, you may contact them through the following:

Facebook Page:
Tel. Number: (035) 422-9807
Cellphone No.: 0917 303 9224
Stall Location: Near Dumaguete Robinsons Movieworld

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pregnancy Diaries: Week 21

So, I decided to create this segment on the blog to chronicle my pregnancy journey. This segment will not only allow me to share to you, guys, my pregnancy experiences, but will also serve as a mini-diary that I can always look back at to relive this special moment in my life. 

I'm on my 21st week now and the little one now makes sure I feel his/her presence inside me. Those stirs and nudges are becoming very pronounced now and I think I'm starting to see a pattern in his/her movement. Ugh, it's kind of hard what pronoun to use for the baby, and I can't wait for our scheduled ultrasound next week. I am getting impatient by the day and I so want to know if our little one is a he or a she, stat! 

According to one article that I read, our little one can now taste whatever I'm taking in. This makes me extra cautious now about what I eat or drink. He/she can now recognize Argey's voice, too! Whenever hubby calls him/her, he stirs and kicks and responds to his voice. Phew! They already got a special bond, and I suddenly felt left out! 

It is now a little hard for me to get the right sleeping position, too. My OB said to always sleep on my left side for proper blood flow, and I swear I'm trying hard to stay in the position. But sometimes I just have to deal with the pain in my back and side. Argey has been a huge help, however. He is such a sweet hubby and he never deprives me with the foot and back massage that I need before bedtime. He tucks me to sleep, too, and arranges the many pillows that I need before going back to do his work.  

It really is true what they say about pregnancy filling in a gap in your life that you once thought does not exist. There are, of course, the inconveniences that go with the condition, not to mention the weirdness that comes with every prenatal visit to my OB; but beyond all that is this certain kind of happiness and fulfillment that I feel. These and the excitement to finally meet him/her really pays off all the troubles. 

See you on the monitor next week, baby! Mama's beyond excited!



Sunday, April 20, 2014

What to Expect...

What a long hiatus it has been, hasn't it? And inasmuch as I would like to tell you of a good excuse, I don't think much of it will matter anymore. To say that a lot has changed since the last post in this blog, is to say the very least. Things have gone a 180-degree turn, if not to exaggerate.

Anyway, I guess I will have to try to update this blog more often now. Not just to give justice to the domain renewal and all that, but also to have an avenue to vent out. I have not done much of that lately, and I tell you, I rant in my mind more frequently now. In the bus, when work's not keeping me busy, before I sleep, heck, even in the middle of the night when I get jolted from bizarre dreams.

A lot of things may change around here, however. The usual things that you often see on this part of the web, may no longer be the same anymore - from my end, at least. Funny how the things that happened in the last few months - personally, physically, and socially - have changed my perspective and priorities. I cannot even begin to fathom how puny I now think my previous posts are. They have become, to me, shallow, conceited and superficial. No regrets, though, since I had a lot of fun creating them. They will remain as evidences of my growth, which I believe, you will understand better with my succeeding posts. So, what will the changes be, you ask?

1. Outfit Posts - Less to None

Sadly, my job now requires a regular uniform - although I get the special exemption for the next four months. Our office now has an assigned uniform for each day of the freakin' week, which means that, yeah, there will be no outfits to talk about anymore. I still go out once in a while on weekends, but then I will be in shorts or casual clothes. So, yeah, no point anymore. Bummer.

2. ...When You're Expecting

I'm 21 weeks preggo now! Yep. A little one is on the way. So, expect posts about my journey as a first time mom. I know it won't be easy, and I will then badly need an avenue for all my thoughts. It's going to be a big shift, yes; but I know I will still be talking about something close to my heart.

3. Home-keeping and all That...

Hopefully, Argey and I will already be able to live in our new house. It's a work in progress, and boy, what huge work it still entails! But we remain positive that we will soon fully live the life that we choose.

4. And all Things Pretty...

For the moon and smiles and hellos and rainbows and pink and laughter and love and kisses and meadows and flowers and nature - for these and for all other things pretty... These are what started this blog in the first place. 

With these changes from my end, I hope you will still be all there to join me through this new chapter in my journey. 

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw



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