My blueberry days…


My Blueberry Days

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Valentines’ Day is fast approaching which reminds me of my single-blessedness. I must admit, I definitely miss dating. As in “Dating”! The kind of which you prepare for the dress that you’re going to wear a few days (or even weeks) in advance, with the matching pair of shoes, whether you’re using a big or just a small bag and the scent as a final touch. I truly miss it! And on the day itself, you’re seeing yourself undergoing last-minute changes! The sweetness of being a “girl”! (oh well, I’m referring to myself as a “girl” at 40 something!)

Yes, I miss holding hands with a man I look up to (because he is 5’9″ tall and that I have to tiptoe just to be able to kiss him), I miss getting flowers and chocolates packaged in heart-shaped boxes.

During the old days, they used to come in transparent plastic boxes, nowadays, they usually come in attractive printed carton boxes, or beautifully wrapped in recycled pastel papers, in any way, I miss it. And those were the days! So darn sweet!

A man so crazy for you, he will promise you heaven and earth! Well, much as I want to write something about falling in (and out of) love, I opted to write about being single. And all the sweet things that comes with it. I’d rather write about my “Blueberry Days!”

I secretly planned to buy myself a whole cake of sweetness this Valentine’s day (just to fill the emptiness of that specific day, anyway, it’s just a day) and have it as a surprise to my family after dinner, just a sort of sweet treat from me to them. Just to taste something special and extra sweet if not by heart, at least by my palate.

I have listed the places as to where I can get them and probably write it down here too. I’ve stumbled on some inspiring blogs as to where I can get my cake! and the flavor? You guess! By all means, you are right! Blueberries! Always blueberries!

Could it be the color? Could be yes. As obviously, I’ve loved the color purple, violet, lavender, periwinkle, name it! Perhaps, it could be the anti-oxidant properties that comes with these tiny weeny fruits known as blueberries. I don’t like it raw. I liked it most as jam.

Collating those times that I’ve taken photos of the slices (sometimes a whole of it, or in cupfuls, or as toppings, as long as they’re blueberries!). I was more than glad and surprised that I did. For I’ve got plenty. And yet, I want mooore!!!! More awesomeness! Just to make life a little sweeter perhaps.

I must have picked the best one and would come back to it from time to time or voted for my favorites or those that made difference. I do not have pictures from the others like Sugar house (which we frequent during college), Starbucks, Cravings, Becky’s Kitchen, The Old Spaghetti house, the rectangle version of UCC, etc.

But isn’t it but natural to treat ourselves every now and then a slice of sweetness to create balance right?! I hope too that I get a little better and sweeter in my writing. Particularly sweeter as it’s the month of love. And even if I am single, I’m still completely happy, I have my soul sisters to share my life with, my son, my mom, my cats, my dog, my friends, my work and God. What else can I ask for?

Sharing with you all the sweetness..

1. Ice cream cake from Amazon Grill, Enchanted kingdom

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Blueberry ice cream cake from                            Enchanted kingdom is a must…

2. A slice from “Bag of Beans”..

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Bag of Bean’s version…

3. Conti’s..

I had my first try at Conti's BF Paranaque.. They're now famous for their Mango bravo, though this is still my favorite.. Courtesy of: http://www.foodspotting.com/places/155831-conti-s-serendra-taguig-city/best
I had my first try at Conti’s BF Paranaque.. They’re now famous for their Mango bravo, though this is still my favorite..
Courtesy of: http://www.foodspotting.com/places/155831-conti-s-serendra-taguig-city/best

4. La Preciosa in Laoag, Ilocos Norte..

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I got a slice from La Preciosa in Laoag…

5. Our very own Lindens from Southwoods, San Pedro, Laguna.

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Lindens..

6. I took this away (my second slice), as I’ve consumed the first one while reading some books at Libro, a dainty cafe in Tacloban..

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Take away from Libro Tacloban…

7. Mc Cafe at Southwoods..

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Recently, Southwoods McDonald’s came up with their own corner for cakes and cafe…i hurriedly tried mine..

8. I could not get enough of it, so I tried doing my own. Not bad for a first timer..=p

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First try…very costly..

9. Arabela cafe, Liliw, Laguna..

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From Liliw, Arabela cafe… Courtesy of: http://www.pinterest.com/aut232/food/

10. Heart-shaped waffles from “Red Mango”..

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From red mango..

11. This one is from my soul sis! She truly knows what melts me!

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Home made mini cheesecakes where I can take one in just one bite (joking!)…the creamiest I’ve tasted..

12. Coffee bean and tea leaf‘s version..

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From CBTL..

13. My favorite frozen yogurt topped with blueberries. I remember requesting for more that i’m willing to be charged extra, though they do not allow it as they measure by the grams per order basis, in short I will ruin their inventory monitoring procedure..ehehe!

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My favorite frozen yogurt..

14. I forgot the brand, though this I got from SM Makati..

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Forgot where is this but I never missed getting a cupful each time I passed by SM mkati..

15. Royal Touch, SM Aura, BGC..

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It’s Blueberry highness on the left..

16. Mom and Tina’s, Greenbelt, Makati..

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Mom and Tina’s..

17. Bizu, Alabang..

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Another take away from Bizu..

18. Fig tree

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I’m just saying: Cheeeese!cake!lol! – is all I’ll ask for this Valentine’s day! Besides, life is truly very sweet after all! Happy Valentine’s day everyone! <3<3<3

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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