birthday gift?

went home early yesterday because it was A’s birthday. i leave the office often after 6PM but since today was different, i had the chance to see the sunset. and i got a bonus! 🙂

so far, this is best rainbow i have ever seen. and it was pretty long, as well! i just thought that it would’ve been the perfect gift from Him for A. 🙂

om nom is adorable!

look at what we found at SM Megamall last Saturday!!!

i couldn’t find a matching pair from the same brand as A’s so i had to choose one from another maker. i’ve had a pleasant experience wearing Planet flip flops (they’re soft and comfy naman) and not as expensive as other footwear. besides, they’re just pambahay so they won’t be abused as much.

toeberries Php 99.00
Planet Php 119.00

in case you’re not familiar with the cute monster, he’s the one from Cut the Rope. 🙂

minestrone sans beans. is it still minestrone?

thanks to Chef John of again for the inspiration. 🙂 really quick, easy, and DIY soup for those cold, stormy nights we’ve been having lately.

i used:

3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 stalks mustard leaves, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and peeled
1 skinless longganisa
1/2 broth cube dissolved in 2 cups of water
1 tbsp olive oil
sliced/shredded cheese
salt & pepper
italian seasoning
chili flakes
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp tomato paste
2/3 cup macaroni, uncooked Magpatuloy magbasa minestrone sans beans. is it still minestrone?