Weekend in Philadelphia

We tried this restaurant called Chabaa Thai Bistro in main street for their famous Pad Thai. I had Crispy Duck Pad Thai which was delicious along with their Thai Iced Tea.

We also tried this Indonesian Restaurant in Snyder Street in South Philly where I found "Es Teler" LOL! 

Red Velvet Cake in Progress

What would be better way to spend time than baking a cake on a rainy Sunday afternoon? Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting is probably the best idea for a late night decadent dessert.

I don't consider myself a baker nor a chef therefore to save my mind and soul I rest my cake with this Duncan Hein's recipe from the box. Quick and easy to say the least. Separately, I made my cream cheese frosting from Smitten Kitchen recipe here.

Let's roll

Bake for 38-40 minutes at 350F

Cream Cheese Frosting

Apply to cake after it cools down

Chill the finished cake inside the fridge for an hour then serve.

Enjoy and good luck!

Fasting Craze

OMG, is it Saturday already? Well to be honest, I'm kinda glad that the week has passed. Some week I must say. The work in the office was a handful and the fasting did not help either. Not to mention, the toothache/gum-ache that I'm having these days are just whack. -_-"

So yes, the fasting month has kicked in and today is Day 4 for me -I wasn't able to fast at the beginning with no further explanation. So what does Day 4 means to me? Believe it or not, I lost 2 lbs since Day 1. WOW!
I don't know if I should be happy or scared. The idea of losing weight unintentionally is nice BUT if I lost 2 lbs in 4 days, imagine how much weight I'll lose by the end of the fasting month? Not so much...

Anyways, regardless the weight lost, I've tried to stay healthy but taking supplements everyday and drinking a lot of water and eating more fruits than usual. Not so much on the sugar intake and calories. But yeah, the fasting days have been draining me especially when work is in full force in the past week.

One of the best part about Ramadhan month is the get-together or gathering that the Indonesian community held in Delaware on Fridays to break the fast. The food are just YUM! It's something to look forward every week. But the ladies of Delaware are so good at cooking it's unbelievable! Here's some shots I did with my not-so-great phone camera.

Btw, this one is my favorite :) Raspberry Chocolate Cake!

Fish Eye

In the past year, this type of lens has been very popular among the photography frenzy individuals who want something different in their photos. My brother is one of them. I personally like the fact that this lomo fish eye camera is non-digital and still uses a roll of films to capture pictures. This means we have there's no digital screen to look after the shot is taken. No idea how the picture will turn out until we finished the entire film roll and have them developed. Here's some samples that we took when we were in Bali last year. Something different to make you smile!

Not to mention its cool looking design. This camera will definitely get your crowd talking... :)

Williamsburg VA - Day 2 - Colonial Williamsburg

Continuing my post here on my trip to VA, on Day 2, Sunday, we went to Williamsburg Colonial for some historical "stuff"! We started the day early but the heat was already unbearable and it was draining us to walk towards the site. We literally had to stop every few blocks to get in to the gift shop just to cool us down with the AC. Yikes!
However, we scored to find this (French?) restaurant for brunch called Blue Talon Bistro. They had this "unique" water that they served called "Historical Tap Water". Why? I guess because the area is considered historical? Hence the water is "special"? LOL! Anyways, we all enjoyed our last meal of the trip and the mimosas and cocktails are pouring down. I got a bit dizzy when we head out of the restaurant.. but it was all good.

Williamsburg VA - Day 1 - Busch Garden

Per my previous post here, the past weekend I went to Williamsburg, VA. We left in the early evening on Friday and got there close to midnight due to heavy traffic from DC area towards Richmond. 
GPS check, radar check! We are ready to roll..
On Saturday, we are scheduled to go to Busch Garden which was minutes away from the hotel where we stayed. 
To be frank, I'm not a good sports of roller coasters but apparently my friends are! So I have to suck it in and begin my nightmare with this bad boy called Griffon. Not to mentioned that all of us were on the front seat! I'm so proud of myself though I thought I was going to DIE!

Deadly Griffon
I did IT!!
 The day went by quickly as we starting to feel hungry towards noon. We decided to have lunch in Germany at Oktoberfest to have some good ol German food (sausages?).

Janet and I inside the Festhaus
After all the rides, we also went to some arcade games area where Tam scored on this huge Piplub for first prize. LOL! After this, he had to carry and take the doll with him everywhere, including all the wet rides! LOL

And lastly.... look,  the dinosaur eggs match my dress! WHAT? Unbelievable.

To end the night, we had some mah-jor seafood fest at Captain George's!

That's it! Hope you enjoyed the pictures.. :)

Korean BBQ

Last night, we were embracing the Ramadhan by going for a nice Korean dinner before starting our fast tomorrow.
Dude, this year's fasting is rather crazy; 4.50 am to 8.04 pm? Whoaaa.. iono man!
Anyways, for those of you who will be fasting.. Happy Ramadhan and hope you survive.. lol..
In the meantime, happy drooling.. :P

Olivia Palermo in ASOS

Oh Olivia, why do you have to act like a bitch in The City? I wish you could've behaved more, that way I can like you with no objection. Apart from that you're dead gorgeous!

This UK-Based online fashion store had picked Olivia as one of their models. She's now featured on their current ASOS online magazine.

Chicken Pasta

Are you hungry? I am....

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