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Christmas Shopping

Posted in lifestyle with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2007 by rebelhunt

As Christmas draws even nearer, people are rushing to complete their Christmas shopping. I for one am not really in a hurry because, I don’t have to buy too many gifts. I’m only going to be buying gifts for a handful of people, aside from my relatives of course. So, for me Christmas shopping is somewhat something I enjoy since I’m not usually in a rush to get all the things that I need. Unlike some people who get stressed from diving into a crowd of people especially in Greenhills and Divisoria, it’s something like a leisure walk for me.

I know that it may sound weird, but I guess that’s just how I am. I particularly like to do my shopping at Greenhills, there are a good number of stalls that sell all sorts of different stuff, from shirts to shoes, toys and accessories. The prices are a bit more affordable compared to those at malls, and you can find a lot of very interesting things there. I do all of my Christmas shopping in one day, and I make sure that I have my list with me, because the last thing that I want to do is to go back because I forgot something or someone on the list.

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Heavenly Dessert

Posted in food, lifestyle with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2007 by rebelhunt

Just what is it with sweets these days? or is it just me? Once again I was treated to a delectable new taste treat last night. Well, it started when I accompanied a friend of mine after work, she went to buy a few stuff to sell here in the office; and when we came back she asked me if I wanted to eat. So, with nothing better to do anyway we went ahead and made our way to The Old Spaghetti House located just outside our office.

She ordered some pasta, I wanted to go with my regular order but since I was looking for something new, I ordered something different. It wasn’t what I ordered that was the highlight that night, rather it was what she ordered after our meal. It was chocolate truffle pie, it was the first time that I tasted it; but I immediately developed a taste for it. It was, so to speak “really good”.

The crust that was I guess made of a mixture of crushed grahams, some oatmeal, and some other ingredients that I couldn’t identify at that time. The luscious chewing chocolate center was what I loved the best simply because they didn’t make it too sweet, it was just perfect. And to top it all off, a creamy topping with splashes of caramel made the dessert complete.

At first glance, I thought that it would be your normal everyday cake; but I was completed overwhelmed when I took my first bite. Suffice to say, almost anyone; even people who don’t usually eat sweets ( save for diabetics.. ) is going to enjoy this little piece of heaven. Right now, I’m busy researching about it because I want to see if I could replicate or at least make a very good one myself.

Ah, yet another new discovery for me, and I’m sure this is not the last time I would be eating chocolate truffle pie. If you want to taste it for yourself, head down to the nearest Old Spaghetti House and order one, and you’ll get an idea of everything that I’ve just said in this post.

Christmas is in the air.

Posted in lifestyle with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2007 by rebelhunt

Well, it’s that time of year again. The season of giving is upon us again, and I’m sure that a lot of people are pretty excited not only for Christmas, but for other things as well. Things like Christmas bonuses and the like. And other things like setting up the Christmas tree, decorating the house and planning out ones Xmas wish list.

It’s nothing much, but it’s simple pleasures like this that give this season so much meaning. Call me nostalgic or something, but it’s the one time of the year that I actually feel good for some strange reason. Not that I enjoy Xmas that much, it just has that certain aura in the air that makes me feel this way.

What I really enjoy seeing are the people running around doing their Xmas shopping early to avoid the Xmas rush, which is a pain in the head in case one gets caught up in it. Then there’s the Xmas songs that you hear almost everywhere. From department stores, jeepneys, and sidewalk stalls… Xmas is truly here.

The cold weather is another thing that marks the arrival of the Xmas season. Now, although the cool weather is something that we all welcome as a remedy for the almost all year heat wave, sometimes it gets so friggin’ hard to take a bath, especially early in the morning. Even with the heater on, the cold just bites underneath my skin.. brrrrrrr.

I haven’t really enjoyed Xmas that much, cause as of late I’ve spent it alone ( not really the best way to enjoy Xmas ), but the fact alone that it is Xmas makes celebrating the season still worthwhile. So, here’s to another Xmas! May you all have a prosperous one!