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I’m moving… to hellokitty.com!

July 18th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

Hi Everyone!

I’ve decided to start another blog under the hellokitty.com domain as I realized that I am a bigger fan of Hello Kitty than I am of Kuririn. *sorry* Nonetheless, I hope you still come and visit my new blog often.

I will kick off my new blog with entries and photos from my recent trip to the US. I went to SF, Las Vegas, Arizona on a 14-day holiday. Come, check out my new blog now!



summer time cut

June 14th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

It’s summer time! I decided to bring Koffee for a neat hair/fur cut. He seemed really tired when I picked him up from the pet shop - I think he isn’t used to other people giving him a bath and being blow dried by those industrial strength driers. Poor guy. Anyway, here’s the finished product!  :)

Doesn’t he look cute?

I was taking too many pics of him…

Happy Independence day!

June 12th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

So many people and countries had contributed to the Independence of the Philippines. I don’t want to sound corny, but let’s do our part in building our nation in whatever way we can. Live honestly. Be active and support programs in the community. Continue to be hospitable to visitors to the country. I’m sure you can think of some more ideas!
I went to the American Cemetery at Fort Bonifacio the other day, this is a memorial for those American soldiers who fought along side with Filipinoes against the Japanese occupying the Philippines at that time. I thought that this would be a good time to share those pictures.

On the walls, you can see the name, rank and place of origin of the soldiers.

The Cake Club

June 11th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com


I’ve always wondered about that little stall in front of Healthy Options and beside National Bookstore at Powerplant Mall in Makati. They have these delectable cakes on display. Last week, I found out it’s called The Cake Club with creations from Diamond Hotel. Thanks to Superbong, I got a taste of the goodies last week when they had an event to launch their store with a Dessert Buffet.

Here are some of the pictures of the Dessert Buffet. No drooling please.  :)


Diamond Hotel’s signature Supermoist Choco cake. My favorite! Sugar-free aloe jelly.

For more info, you may drop by Diamond Hotel along Roxas Boulevard,  or call Diamond Hotel’s Indulgence Office at 305-3000 or email indulgence [at] diamondhotel.com.

Independence day reminder for me

June 10th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

On my way to work today, I saw that the lamp posts on the road were decorated with the Philippine flag. Seeing the flags against the clear blue sky, I realized that even though the inflation rate is predicted to be up to double figures this coming months, even though there were MMDAs at every corner preying on innocent drivers, even though there is poverty and beggars on the streets, it is still good to be living in a free country. Cliche, I know, but we can all still do something make this a better country.

Here’s a picture I took of the People Power monument along EDSA 2 nights ago. They were putting up the Philippine flag for June 12.

National Geographic photo of the day - Tiny Orange Crab, Panay Island, Philippines

May 15th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

tiny orange crab

March 13, 2008 Photo of the day of National Geographic was taken by Mr. Tim Laman on assignment for NG last 2002. The photo of the tiny orange crab on a leaf was taken in Panay Island, Philippines.

Panay Island is located in the Visayas region. Panay comprises of 4 provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo (including neighboring Guimaras). The area is quite popular for tourists and adventurers because of its natural beauty inland. The island in itself is also surrounded by the different seas on all sides. Sadly, there was an oil spill from an oil tanker last of October of 2006 which polluted the Guimaras area, affecting the wildlife there severely.

“In August 2006, M/V Solar 1, an oil tanker chartered by Petron, sank off Guimaras’ shores, spilling 2.4 million liters of oil and contaminating 1,000 hectares of mangrove areas. The massive oil spill threatened species such as dugong and rare sea turtles. At that time, environmentalists called the accident the worst oil spill in the country’s history and estimated the cleanup to take at least a year.”

Alexander R. Bautista
Manila Standard Today
May 8, 2008

Liliw town houses

May 14th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

Here are some more snapshots of the traditional houses in Liliw.

The basement of this house was converted to a store. I bought a couple of shoes here. :)

That’s bigfoot’s slipper there :)

Little stalls selling local delicacies

Arabela lunch experience at Liliw

May 13th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

We arrived at Liliw, Laguna around lunch time already and just had to eat something yummy. So we walked over to Arabela to try their salads, pasta and dessert since we’ve heard so much about it. Their pasta cost around P200, their salads less than P100 and dessert… I can’t remember. haha! We wanted to have coffee but they ran out (??)

The place has a nice feel. It’s quiant, lots of flowers, natural wooden tables and chairs.  Oh, one more thing. Remember to duck! The place has very low ceiling. Now i know how hobbits must’ve felt like.

This is their house salad, quite good. I got the vinegarette dressing. You can also have it with some beef strips.

Arabela Tiramisu - sad to say, I was rather disappointed with this. It just seemed like a cake with lots of cream. Xp The other option was the blueberry cheesecake. My friend said it tastes better.

Liliw church

May 12th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

The Liliw Church was established back in 1605 and still looks really well preserved. My camera batteries ran out, but I was still able to take some photos with my sony camera phone.


I feel disrespectful taking pictures inside the church, especially with people praying inside, but managed to get these shots from beside the main area.

Tsinelas decorations

May 10th, 2008 by myfotome:kuririnmail.com

Here are some more pictures of Liliw; the slippers capital of Laguna. In my last entry, I mentioned that it was the annual Tsinelas festival so I’m not sure if the place is really this festive during regular days. Nonetheless, we had much fun walking around and SHOPPING!! I got 4 slippers (2 for myself, 1 for mom and 1 for sis.) Each slipper was just around P250 (approx. USD 4.00)

 Hope you enjoy the photos!

tsinelas shop

I thought it was interesting to have that man in the traditional farmer’s hat in the picture. See the huge slippers on the side?

Waiting for the parade to start.

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