Because the way to my mom’s heart is to make her something sweet. <3
all the ingredients for a sweet life
heating up the love!
chilled cheesecake without the topping
cheesecake oozing with blueberry goodness
a slice of blueberry heaven
Made chocolate chip cookies for the first time!
the essentials: all purpose flour and baking soda
butter, of course.
eggs, white and brown sugar, salt
the dough with chocolate chips
ella hard at work, mixing dough (pic taken by sofie)
used muffin tins instead of cookie sheet because i don’t have a cookie sheet..yet
soft, chewy, gooey, chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven
a “hmmm…” moment captured by sof
brownies for someone special. :)
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
- Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
Purchased yesterday! Can’t wait to start reading this. Haven’t seen the movie adaptation starring Emma Watson yet, will read this one first.
Next on my list:
A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer (Already read the first two books of this series of his autobiography, saving the last one. I need a break from all the emotional trauma. :)
The Best of Archie Comics: 70th anniversary special!
(I want this http://cineramaetcetera.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/the-best-of-archie-comics-70th-anniversary-special/ for my birthday! pretty please)
Okay, okay. I am a geek and am proud to be one. I so adore books and those closest to me know how excited I can get about places and events that involve a lot of them.
Last night, my friends and I visited a traveling book expo aboard MV Logos Hope, a vessel operated by a charitable Christian organization from Germany.
The crew which is in Manila until March 13, will then sail to Subic for their last stop in the Philippines. It has already traveled across 160 countries and made a stop in Cebu last January.
It would probably take another two years before the ship comes back to our country so I’m really glad not to have missed this opportunity.
MV Logos Hope offers visitors an introduction to the vessel and the organization, a book fair featuring around 7,000 different titles, a visual presentation called the Journey of Life and the International Cafe.
A sanctuary for book lovers like me. :)
Life size visual presentation of The Journey of Life complete with an audio recording of the story in the background
enjoying my ice cream at the International Cafe
Though operated by a Christian organization, the titles on display are not limited to Spiritual selections.
This book costs only a hundred pesos! (1 unit is equivalent to 1 peso)
Classics for 150!
Nursery Rhymes in hardcover
Reference guides for as low as 50 to 100 pesos
Three CDs for 100 pesos and hardbound reference books on just about every subject, Medical, Marketing, Accounting, etc. at three books for only 500.
It seems that there’s a book here for everybody and I’m just excited to come back and bring my daughter along who, by the way, is as much of a geek as I am. :)
For my Sofie
Something for me: for a hundred bucks, this is an awesome find!
The volunteer crew and staff who are all very friendly and accommodating came from around 50 different countries.
I am looking forward to doing this again with my daughter before the ship leaves Manila.
For all of you bookworms out there, this is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss.
The MV Logos Hope is in Pier 15 of the Manila Port Area until March 13. With an entrance fee of only 20 pesos, bibliophiles can experience the world’s largest floating book fair and buy great books at affordable prices.
MV Logos Hope is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.