Feb 28, 2015

Happy Caturday: Amber’s Sleep Chronicle

About last quarter of 2014, I saw a cat strolling in our place. She doesn’t have an owner. Every time I see her, I give her something to eat. At first she was scared to even get close to me, kind of like she had a bad experience with human. But after few days, she learned to trust me and would even give me kisses (slow-eye-blinking). I took her in, and I found out that she was pregnant. She gave birth to 4 beautiful little kittens; sadly “Stripes” died 2 weeks after they were born due to unknown cause. I named the renaming 3 kittens; Blake (the black one), Amber (the orange-ish one), and Cookie who look exactly like her Mom.

These little kittens make me happy every day. Somehow they are better than any anti-depressant out there. Watching them grow is a fun thing. In this post, I will share with you Amber’s little funny sleep chronicle, I’d say unusual because the two other kitties always sleep in their bed.

Feb 26, 2015

Project Pie PH: Build Your Own Pizza

Project Pie Ph is a picturesque, simply furnished, spacious and cozy fast-casual, custom-pizza restaurant. This restaurant is the brainchild of James Markham, who opened Mod Pizza in Seattle and Pieology in California. What I love about this place, you get to customize your own perfect pizza and you can add as much toppings as you want. Ang sarap lang diba? That’s definitely a treat for a pizza lover like me. 

Donna, Anna and I decided to go to SM North, right after work, to check on some new shoes.  It was almost lunch time when we got there, so gutom na kamiLuckily we found this really nice pizza place. This branch is situated on the Upper Ground Floor in SM City North EDSAright across the National Bookstore. 

Feb 18, 2015

It’s A Spoonful of Honey’s first Birthday!

ow time flies! According to that dashboard thingy on the right side, I have made one-hundred blog posts in the last year. When the heck did I do that? Haha! It’s seems like only yesterday that I was crying over losing my 3-year-old blog because of some crappy issue with Google. But past is past, and here I am now celebrating another milestone with my 1 year old new baby – A Spoonful of Honey. 

Have you guys noticed my URL? Yuuuuuuup! From www.honeygutierrez.blogspot.com to www.stellarhoney.com.  Hubby got me my own domain as my blog anniversary gift. Not only 1 domain, but all 5 other domains associated with Stellarhoney, to make sure no one will be able to use the same name for their website. Ha-ha! I sure do have the best husband in the world.

When I started blogging about 4 years ago I thought I was already too late in this field. Honestly I didn't start my blog for any other reasons but to keep track of my life, and a nice way to reflect on my experiences. That’s how everything started. From there, I gained visitors. I have made friends with some of my frequent readers. I started getting a lot of questions and inquiries mostly about Korean Dramas and Long Distance Relationship. To this day, each post is surely a learning experience for me. And I love how I can just search around my blog page and re-live all the moments in each post and picture I have posted.

I have found my blog to be very therapeutic. Living a life away from my family and husband is never easy. But with my blog, I was able to share my experiences and photos with them, though they are thousand miles away from me. I can't begin to tell you how beneficial writing this blog has been for me over the last year and I can't thank my followers enough for the kind feedback. You guys are definitely amazing.

P.S. I will be adding 2 new topics in my blog. First I will be doing ‘Caturday” posts to share photos and updates of my little lovely cats. And second, I will be sharing short stories I have written over these years. I hope you’d be able to read them!

Thank you again for visiting A Spoonful of Honey. I promise to do better!

Honey Gutierrez

Feb 15, 2015

OLIC Restaurant at Alphaland Makati Place

How was your Valentines’ day weekend, everyone? Mine was great; I got a priceless top-secret gift from my amazing husband. But let’s not talk about what I got, let’s talk about mouthwatering food! Haha! Usually when I want Filipino food, I hop on the nearest carinderia (also known as turo-turo), where the prices are much lower, and the food is excellent. But to be honest, it really is nice to eat well-turned-out Filipino food in something other than a carinderia environment. After all, Filipino Cuisine is great food, so why not dine in a fitting grand setting sometimes? Don’t we all love that?  

Dining at OLIC Restaurant wasn’t part of the plan that day. We were supposed to have our brunch at BORNGA Korean Restaurant, but they were still close when we got there. While waiting for the Korean restaurant to open, we decided to stroll around. And we stumbled upon this place, OLIC Restaurant

Feb 13, 2015

How I Renewed My Philippine Passport...Fast and Easy!

The laziness in me kicks in! I have been planning to renew my passport since November last year, but I was too lazy to even make an appointment online. Kaloka, diba?! Anyway, my hubby needs me to send my renewed passport, not a photocopy, but the real passport. My “last-minute” attitude truly sucks! I fell into panic because my passport already expired last February 2!  I even went to a couple of agencies to seek assistance to get my passport renewed quicker or less than the normal 7-day rush processing. But nah, they no longer offer that. Most agencies offer at least 9-12 day processing time-frame, and it cost more. Well I’m glad I changed my mind and processed everything on my own. 

Let me share with you my passport renewal experience at DFA NCR – SM Megamall Satellite office. Please note that whatever works for me, not necessary means that it would also work for you. I am particularly referring to documents and ID’s.

Feb 9, 2015

El Chupacabra, Makati City: Street Tacos and More

I couldn't wait to go back to El Chupacabra again and again and again after my hugely rewarding first-time visit (you can read about it here). My goal is to try every item on their menu at least once! I loved the food here and I was also satisfyingly amazed at what good value the menu was. Each dish was priced at a mere Php100. Here are some of the new dishes we have tried in our previous visits.

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