Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
|the Canton skyline at dusk|
|the Guangzhou Opera House|
|fireworks in Canton, China|
Canton, or Guangzhou is a place in China I love to visit. There are now fantastic infrastructures. It is now a highly industrialized city in China and there are direct flights operated by China Southern Airlines , PAL, or Cebu pacific.
Read about my discoveries in Canton as i try the Pearl River treatment at the luxurious Chi Spa in Shangri-La Canton, eat dessert at the beautiful Westin Pazhou in the summer issue of Lifestyle Asia magazine.. =)
Tessa's Christmas tree decorated with snowflakes
The game host
Matryoshka dolls with the images of Tessa and hubby Dennis
other matryoshka dolls designed by Tessa's guests =)
Girlie, Michelle, Pepper
Tessa with daughter, the super cute Athena with her matryoshka dolls
One of the games was design the dolls using playdoh! our team won third place
I love Mark's Vivienne Westwood loafers
With the bubbly Rosan, my coach Jen, cool guy JR, gorgeous Teresa and dapper in white Jonjon
Alex Escat with her visiting friend
Melo, Callum David, Derek
the host with the night's best dressed winners
Tessa's house angels with Derek-they are the other women!! =)
The gwapings now- Ricardo, Derek, Chris and Rikki
Thank you so much Tessa for a wonderful party. We are truly blessed to be the recipients of your generosity and super fun events!!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Cancer survivor Abidal gives Rolex to sick boy
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|we have almost finished the portobello mushroom before i remembered to take a photo. Would have been nicer if it was with arugula but the waiter said they had none so changed it to mixed greens instead.|
|my friend orders the pastrami sandwich coz that's what friend feels like eating today. I tried it, and it was okay. i like the cheese melting on top and the pickle that went with it. Potato wedges were good,too.|
|I ordered the herb walnut crusted sea bass topped with three long stalks of green asparagus. The fish was cooked right, and was topped on very delicious mashed potatoes. Cream around the fish was good, too. major calories.|
Monday, January 23, 2012
|the talented schwarzkopf ambassador nikki bacay|
|some hair do nikki has done|
|hey, i think u should consider going curly for a few more days sis! =)|
|aurelio icasiano's new do . super love it bro.|
|garlic garcia, dong ronquillo,birthday girl leah de guzman,cristalle belo,miriam quiambao,cj jaravata, ruffa gutierrez, rocio olbes|
Saturday, January 14, 2012
On Lam's official site, he explains that he didn't really have an itinerary in mind when he set out.
I had a direction I wanted to head and a goal of following the sun to get as many warm days as possible. 2010 was a particularly cold year in San Francisco and I just wanted to wear shorts and flip-flops as many days as possible to make up for that. I would usually figure out my next destination when I was ready to leave my current one. Sometimes it was a particular dish, sight or story that brought to the next city and sometimes it was the company I kept and our desire to travel together for just a bit longer.
It may have been one man's off-the-cuff trip, but viewers would be excused if they thought this was something produced by National Geographic. All told, Lam took 19 planes, 58 buses, and 18 boats to see what he wanted to see. And, according to his site, he did it on the cheap, staying in hostels for about $3 to $15 per night. By Mike Krumboltz | The Upshot
Friday, January 6, 2012
We loved: The new Afternoon Tea—from the Dungeness crab and wasabi finger sandwiches to the foie gras profiteroles.
We loved: The chorizo truffle (milk chocolate encasing chorizo ganache).
We loved: Crispy stir-fried squid with caramelized peanuts, Asian pear, Chinese sausage and pink grapefruit.
Insider tip: Book the chef's table in the kitchen for a 15-course tasting menu.
We loved: Pork ribs with a sticky caramelized-shallot glaze.
We loved: Delicate dumplings of egg white, minced scallop and Japanese fish roe.
We loved: The Chocolate Complex, pure chunks of artisanal chocolate.
We loved: The crispy lobster in noisette (brown butter), with chili lime and lemon balm.
We loved: Sumac-dusted crispy duck tossed with green papaya slaw and cashews.
We loved: The pizza Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil, and local cow's milk mozzarella.
We loved: The oyster tasting at the bar, with everything from sweet Prince Edward Island Malpeques to little Kumamotos from Washington State.