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Monthly Archives: December 2011


Year after year, our family receives fruitcake as a Christmas present.  And while every gift is a blessing, I’ll have to admit that fruitcake is my least favorite gift during the holidays. It always ends up in our fridge all year long — uneaten, unappreciated — until we find someone else willing to take it. … Continue reading »

Categories: Cravings | 3 Comments

Cara Mia Gelateria’s Holiday Masterpieces

‘Tis definitely the season to be jolly! Christmas — the most wonderful time of the year — is certainly just around the corner, along with the nippy temperature, the shopping madness, the endless parties and the horrible traffic. There’s no stopping the most indulgent holiday of all! And the happiest days deserve special cakes. So … Continue reading »

Categories: Cravings | 5 Comments

The Mandarin Oriental Club Experience

Dear Mandarin Oriental Manila, You just don’t know what a tremendous blessing you have given me this year. I am one of the winners of your wonderful “MOMents in Our Family Tradition” photo contest which you hosted on facebook a few months ago. As the second place winner, I received a complimentary weekend stay at … Continue reading »

Categories: Events, Family, Hotels, Promotions/Freebies, Staycation | 8 Comments