Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Suspicious Cupcakes

The head chef gave Gail and I these mini cupcakes the other day. It was a nice but unexpected gesture. We ended up giving it to Johann :P

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ace of Cakes

Ace of Cakes: A bunch of campus organizations showcasing themselves through crafty cakes. Lots of mingling and good entertainment. Circle K's very own JC Alhambra performed. Many cupcakes were decorated. And many tummies satisfied from the dessert buffet.

Linda, Me & Joe at Ace of Cakes

I contributed my currant oatmeal cookies. They came out terrible, though. I didn't have enough oats :( Damn oats.

Another Belated Post -- Dinner w/Nga

That's right! I scored a dinner + coffee date with my cousin. Geez it's hard to get a hold of her unless you book her days in advance :P When we finally do though, it's totally worth the additional effort in planning. :)

Cousin and I went to House of Curries and hit up Cafe Milano. We updated each other with every aspect of our life (well-needed at that).

Me & the Cousin :)

Divine Mocha Bianca

Our next date will/should be when Crossroads or Cafe 3 has our beloved tomato bisque soup. Can't wait!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Much-Belated V-Day

My Valentine's Day was celebrated a day early because actual Valentine's Day was my aunt's funeral. I won't dwell on that too much... for this should be a happy entry.

So ... what happened on such a commercialized, overrated holiday? :P I used it as an excuse to go out of course! Hahah. Max and I went to Crepevine (again!) for lunch. I enjoyed a club sandwich and he got a New Orleans Benedict -- English muffin, crab cake, poached egg, and thousand island (?) sauce. Man! Every bite was an explosion of flavor. I definitely want to get it either next time or the time after or... ;) I just know I'll be coming back again hehe.

New Orleans!

Me & My Club Sandwich

After being stuffed and tummily (yes, tummily) satisfied, we took the Rockridge BART to SF for some shopping. We came back with goodies from the usual preppy stores (i.e. A&F and HCO) and I got my early birthday present! My MacBook is now shielded with a clear plastic casing. I have to admit... it adds to the weight :(

Carefully selected cover :)

On our way back, we stopped by Safeway and bought ingredients for our dinner. Dinner came out to be... lamb rack, instant-mix mashed potatoes, and boiled broccoli. I made currant-oatmeal cookies for dessert (and also will be making these endlessly-well-commented cookies again for Ace of Cakes)! We enjoyed our delish food while watching Star Wars: Episode IV.


Currant Oatmeal Cookies

As for V-day presents, I gave Max a liter of Canada Dry Green Tea Gingerale. Avant Cards + CKI roses for Becky and Alice. In reciprocation, Becky and Alice got me two orange roses (my fav) and cookies with strawberry filling.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

My Awesome Saturday

Saturday was awesome. No school. No work. Just plenty of time "stimulating the economy" :D I got to go to Crepevine down on College Ave. near Rockridge. I really like that place! I need to somehow incorporate that into my birthday celebration haha. ;)

Cool menu!

Max and his Catfish Po Boy Sandwich

My Santa Fe Crepe

After Crepevine, we went Ici! I sampled the dulce de leche and nutmeg gingersnap and settled down for the latter. Doesn't hit the spot quite like honey lavendar ice cream, but this was pretty darn good, too!! ^^ I was happy.

Nutmeg Gingersnap!

At 2PM, I met up with Alice and Becky for our Roomie Day. We went to Whole Foods for their Chocolate event. Whole Foods had a deal, where you buy two chocolate bars and you can spin their guaranteed-win wheel. They also had a bunch of tables set up throughout the store, allowing us to sample various types of exotic chocolates to help us make our decision. We really wanted to buy a bar called Velvet chocolate, but they ran out. :( I ended up buying 2 trusty Scharffen Berger Nibby bars (w/coupon!). The aftermath of the spin...?

My bars of chocolate + awesome water bottle I won!

We dropped off Becky a little before 4PM because she had a BBQ to go to. Alice and I made our way to Emeryville and enjoyed each other's company sipping Starbucks and wholesome (haha) shopping at Bay St. We left with a little bag of Teacake Bake Shop goodies and Abercrombie jackets. Oh! And Fuddruckers to-go. We were happy campers :)

We picked up Becky and we all ate massive Fuddrucker burgers for dinner while watching Desperate Housewives. So twisted!! Anyway, to end the night, we hit up Blakes' for a round of drinks and got the munchies so I drove Alice's car to Safeway for a frozen pizza. :P