Tuesday, January 24, 2012

soft dough bread and chocolate cookies

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that my dog Reina gave birth to five puppies.. But right after I wrote that post, she pushed out three more, which brings the total to eight. Sadly the youngest puppy didn't survive for more than a couple of hours. I'm hoping the seven will, though.

So.. Today marks the first day of our bakeshop duty. We made soft dough bread, and while we were waiting for the dough to rise, we baked two batches of chocolate chip cookies.

Maybe I'm a little bit biased, but our bread was yummy. And.. Our cookies were amazing!

We gave my Culinary batchmates who were working in the hot kitchen a piece each, and they kept begging for more. Yup, that's how tasty our cookies were. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. And it was overflowing with chocolate chips, unlike those you buys at stores where you can only see several pieces.

I forgot to bring my camera today, and my phone's camera sucks, so I had to wait till I got home to take pictures. I wanted it fresh from the oven, but sadly, no camera.

The best part bout baking class is that I don't have to worry about breakfast anymore.

Chocolate chip cookies.

See those choco chips? =)

Mini burger and hotdog buns.

recently read - october to december 2011

Hungry for You - Lynsay Sands
The Reluctant Vampire - Lynsay Sands
Before I Go To Sleep - SJ Watson
Lord Langley's Back In Town - Elizabeth Boyle
Mad About the Duke - Elizabeth Boyle
Slow Ride - Erin McCarthy
Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult
The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks

All I Ever Wanted - Kristan Higgins
Catch of The Day - Kristan Higgins
Too Good To Be True - Kristan Higgins
Until There Was You - Kristan Higgins
Fools Rush In - Kristan Higgins
Maybe This Time - Jennifer Crusie
My Sister's Voice - Mary Carter
The Book of Awesome - Neil Pasricha
Code Blue - Richard Mabry, MD
Medical Error - Richard Mabry, MD
Diagnosis Death - Richard Mabry, MD
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
A Secret Kept - Tatiana de Rosnay
Along For The Ride - Sarah Dessen
Keeping The Moon - Sarah Dessen

School For Brides - Cheryl Ann Smith
Wouldn't Miss It For The World - Tara McCarthy
Hide and Seek - Fern Michaels
Sweet Revenge - Fern Michaels
Hokus Pokus - Fern Michaels
The Hiding Place - Karen Harper
The Falls - Karen Harper
Avenging Angel - Justine Dare
Take Me Home - Jerri Corgiat

Monday, January 23, 2012

puppy litter

I haven't been updating my blog lately.. Mainly because of three reasons: I'm busy, I'm lazy, and I have crappy net. But this is just too "important" to pass up.

First, it's Chinese New Year, so I'm gonna give a shoutout to everyone, especially to my fellow Chinese and Fil-Chinese brothers and sisters. Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! Translated it means I wish you prosperity and good fortune. I came home for the holiday since I have a long weekend. Plus, I wanted some tikoy.

I'll be going back to Cebu later, but I had plans to come back when my dog Reina gives birth. We expected her to deliver her pups at the end of this month. We didn't expect her to do it today, though! Since my bed is currently out of order (don't ask), I bunked in with my parents last night. Something was obviously bother Reina last night, as she kept on moving from one area of the room to another; she kept scratching the floor and cannot seem to settle down. We all thought it was because she's nearing the end of her pregnancy. How right we are!

Around 4AM this morning, my Mom woke up and attended to Reina, before she start prepping herself for Mass. I woke up because she turned on the light, but I ignored them and pulled my blanket over my head. I was drifting back to sleep when I heard my Dad told my Mom that Reina already pushed out one puppy. That woke me up faster than any alarm clock did.

As of 4:43AM, Puppy 1 was born. After that, four more puppies came out. So Reina is the proud momma of five.

So there. Two events, one fine day. I just have to blog this, no matter how sucky and slow my connection is. Oh, and to make today's occasion three, lemme just greet my dearest crazy friend Jenny. Happy birthday Luka, best wishes from Sisa. I love you.

Pics of the smug bitch (Reina) and her litter of love.

"Think chidbirth is exhausting? Try giving birth to five."

Smug bitch.

"You can't even handle one, yet I have five!"

They take after their Momma.

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