November 29, 2011

Me and My Eyeglasses

Me and my eyeglasses are like Diego and backpack. I cant go out without it. I am so tempted to use contact lenses so that I can wear sunglasses on those glary sunnydays. My optometrist said that it would be uncomfortable for me to wear contact lenses because my nearsightedness and astigmatism is to high, the lenses will be thicker than normal. Thus, I'll wear eyeglasses for the rest of my life.

When I was on my 6th grade (aged 13) I always sit on the floor on the front row just copy the lectures on the board. My teachers then asked me to go back on my seat (on the last row for I was one of those tall students) since i cant see the board, i cant copy.

On my 1st year High School, The school conducted a medical exam to all of us. When the doctor asked me to read the eye chart, I really cant read it, i think i can only read the first three lines. When i got home, i shared it to my parents and then my dad asked my mom to bring us to their optometrist (parents also wears eyeglasses). and thats the beginning of my eyeglasses life.

At first, i used lenses made of glass its so fragile, i have to change so often so we used plastic lenses. the problem with plastic lenses, its easily be scratched thus I need to change eyeglasses when it become so dull from scratches.

Good thing technology now a days are so advance, quality lenses and stylish frames are now affordable. As of today, I am wearing a titanium clad frame with ultra-thin glass lenses.

My optometrist suggested that I should use titanium frames so that it will not rust nor tarnish due to my heavy sweating and the ultra thin glass lenses will make it more stylish - thus no more thick as a magnifying lens.

My co-blogger introduced me to Cubik Eyewear. Upon seeing it on their website, its truly is affordable style and quality. They have many frames and style to chose from. As for me, i will still settle for a titanium frames for the toughness i need to face the cruel environment. As I continue browsing their site, this Cubik T101 C2 captured by appetite. I just might win Cubik eyewear simply by joining the Cubik Eyewear Blogging Contest

I want the Cubik T101 C2 because its full-rimed but its weight is like rim-less. I don't like rim-less frames because the lenses are more thicker than for full-rim so that it can became sturdy. I like it because its lightweight -its barely there. The gun metal color really makes it more manly and smart good not only on casual clothes but for formal attire as well.

Cubik eyewear have both style & quality and it also conforms and follows standards by allowing only licensed opticians and ophthalmologists to order prescription eyewear and thats peace of mind for me.

Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580 in
Panagatan Seafood Restaurant
Opol, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
last 30th of August 2010


November 28, 2011

Instant Fashion Red Carpet

Wedding is a milestone in one's life. I've been invited in some weddings as a guest and as part of the entourage. For me, being a male, outfits for wedding is just simple, I'll just wear casually in short sleeved polo in slocks or ill dress formally : in a long sleeved shirt and tie or; the Philippine Barong Tagalog and its done. But as for women - as I observed - its a detailed task from choosing a perfect pair of footwear that matches an outfit to hair and make-up and nails too. I know, because I live with three women -my mother and my two sisters. The memories of my parents' 25th wedding anniversary is now at the in the back of my mind.

* faces are intentionally blurred to protect privacy and identity
** from the stock photos of sugarplumfairy-lyn

Choosing wedding outfits for women requires full attention to details. First, they will ask the bride when will be the wedding and their motif. after that they will decide weather if the dress will be: store bought; rented or; tailored. One has different pros and cons but store bought is the first choice.

Technology now is so good, you can now chose and buy online just like the wedding outfits for women at their wedding store online.

For the year 2011 alone, my mother and my youngest sister, i think, was invited for 3 to 5 weddings. My mother was invited to became one of the principal sponsors and my sisters to become guest and our mother's companion. So in every invitation, they really made it into a point that they will dress and look nicely in whatever outfit they wear.The latest wedding they attended was the photo above.

my 33rd Birthday (1st of 3 entries)

I celebrated my 33rd Birthday last 27th of November. I am so happy that the Lord has given me another year to live and to love.

I'll be making a three (3) part series that will share how was the celebration went. For this first installment, I'll be featuring

My Birthday Cakes

This cake was made by a homebaker-entrepreneur My Delectable Treats who is based in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. She is my GF's sister. For products and info, visit her in this Facebook Page link.

I'll skip the background story, Ill just jump to feature the cake. As you can see, the cake is so simple, simply because me and GF will still travel for the next 12 hours before we reach our respective homes. Its a chocolate cake (my favorite) on a cream cheese frosting. The cake is so dense and heavy thus a slice is good for my big sized appetite. Its so yummy good! Perfect with coke or coffee.

Thank you so much My Delectable Treats!!!


My CFC Singles for Christ community also gave me a mocha cake from Goldilocks. Thank you so much SFC North A1E!!!


Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580

for the My Delectable Treats' Cream Cheese frosted Chocolate Cake
it was taken in our home

for the Goldilocks Mocha Cake
it was taken in Hilltop, Lagro, Quezon City and in our home respectively

last 27th of November 2011


November 19, 2011

Prawn House Restaurant and Suites

Opening of Tablon Branch

UPDATE : 25 January 2013
I just been informed that Prawn House Tablon Branch is closed for nearly a year now or just a few months after this entry. I will not pull out this entry for it serves my first experience in Prawn House.

The main branch is still open for business. It is located in Pueblo de Oro, Regata Square, Cagayan de Oro City, near SM City Cagayan de Oro.

25th August 2011
sitio Baloy, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City


Months back (feb 2011) GF and her family celebrated valentines day Prawn House's main branch in Pueblo de Oro, Cagayan de Oro City. As GF shares their yummy family date, "Yummy Seafood" was the first thing came into my mind when I heard about Prawn House Restaurant and Suite.

The owners good management blessed them a second branch and its located in sitio Baloy, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City (formerly Leo's Grill and Restaurant). This where my entry comes in. Its soft opening and blessing was 25th of August 2011 and it opened to the public the next day. I was on the soft opening thru the invitation of GF's parents.

Main Entry:

Coming back to GF's house after I brought her to work, GF's mother asked me if I want to join them to the blessing of the Prawn House, I said yes without hesitations. "yummy seafood" is now dancing in my mind. From GF's home we went to Leo's Grill and Restaurant. I thought we will go to the main branch (in Pueblo de Oro), but as we went inside, GF's parents were greeted by their tennis buddies. GF's mother then explained that on that day, was the blessing of Prawn House's second branch (here) in Tablon. I grabbed my camera and readied it for my instant "blogger coverage" hence this entry.

First part the blessing.

Second part is the reception. I was one of the last persons in line thus my photos of serving dishes is not that good. So, ill just share to you whats on my plate.

Soup : I forgot to asked for its name but it tasted like coconut cream but thin as soup. it has crabs and mussels.

Appetizer : Kinilaw na Malasuge.

Main Dish 1: Crispy Pata

Main Dish 2 : Pata Tim

Main Dish 3 : Prawns

They also have 2 dishes for crabs but i did not got some for I dont like crabs, look at my soup, it only has 1 claw for I only like crab claws.


Me and GF's mother shared the table for this lunch, She shared to me the owners' "rags to riches" story. Its very inspiring and I can conclude that the Lord truly blessed the owners because of their humble hearts.


Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580 in
Prawn House Restaurant and Suites
Sitio Baloy, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City
Misamis Oriental, Philippines
last 25th of August 2011


November 12, 2011

Aligue Pasta and Roast Beef Panini

18 October 2011
Catered by Les Paellas Cafe

On my last entry - Canonigo - I admited that there are three dishes in the Canon Pixma Exclusive Product Launch that captured me. First was the Canonigo and for this entry I'll share to you the next two dishes.

The second dish this, the Aligue Pasta:

I admit, I did not enjoyed this because of my diet restrictions - so i have to eat in a very small serving. I dont like aligue thus I remove the head every time I eat shrimps or prawns. I only eat crab meat on its claw.

I dont know if the caterer/chef used the real aligue in this dish but as thge name implies, it tells me "I'm yummy" then I said "I just eat in small portion". I dont like aligue BUT the dish really sounds interesting thus it captured my attention.

Lastly is the Roast Beef Panini.

Yes, I know its just an ordinary sandwich to some but for me, this sandwich is for me considered "once in a blue moon" chance to eat.

Both dishes are yummy, I like the tenderness of the pasta and of the roast beef. sadly, I only ate in small portions due to my diet restrictions (for the aligue) and im so shy to get three pieces of sandwich.


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