Month: August 2014

Of Rains and Fountains



A House of Sweets

At the heart of Tarlac City is a family-owned restaurant-bakeshop that’s been serving its famous Chicken Barbeque, its undeniably delectable chocolate cake and mouth-watering pastries since the 1960s. 

Urdu Pastries


I grew up with Urdu Bakeshop’s pastries and cakes always gracing our family occasions. More than twenty years later, they still have the best-tasting sweets I have ever had that’s originally from my own province. 

Urdu Blueberry CheesecakeHave I ever mentioned I love Blueberry Cheesecake and Carrot Cake? 


Here’s me with the second-generation owner, Ms. Joy Urquico-Sariñas, and her husband, Mr. Xavier Sariñas. 

Definitely not gonna be able to maintain a diet with this baby in town! 


My Light

St. Michael had always been my favorite of all the archangels. And it wasn’t only because he was God’s army’s commander.

When I was younger, I used to always dream about people running after me and how in each dream, I almost died. Some nightmares those were. My grandma told me to call on an angel if that happened again. So at one time, I called on to him and felt as if I was being lifted away from my “hunters”…until I woke up. And I barely had bad dreams since then. 

This iron lamp is from St. Michael’s Church in Camiling, Tarlac. I have taken interest in it because it signifies the very image St. Michael has for me. To me, he is a light, a guide, a protector. 

St. Michael's Church