Winner

We’re back!

Had marvellous time chaperoning my daughter and her gymnastics team to compete in FOBISIA Gymnastics 2017 in Bangkok, stressful in the beginning (probably a few parents like yours truly, but for sure not all hehe) but overall we had a blast. On the day that we arrived in Bangkok we’ve got to ushered the whole gymnastics team and their supporters to Harrow International School for Podium Training prior checking in to our hotel. The next day was the first competition day for MAG (Man Age Group) level 1-4 and WAG (Woman Age Group) level 2-4. My daughter is in level 5 and due to compete the day after so we were taking it easy in the hotel and try to stay chill.

Day 2 of competition went by so fast, my daughter was the only girl in level 5 representing her school and she did very well in each apparatus, she won first place on Floor and 3rd place overall, absolutely fantastic achievement, very proud of her.

Now that FOBISIA gymnastics is done and dusted, as promised, she’s allowed to have a few treats before going back to her healthy meal routine. The first thing she had was a large sliced of Hawaiian pizza at Dean & Deluca in Suvarnabhumi International airport, she was enjoying every bite of it!

Got back home in Manila a few days ago and she asked me to bake one of our family favourite baked goodies, Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies. So today I made it for her, my preferred ingredients for this moist brownies were freshly ground almond and organic dark chocolate, the key is to bake it in a very low temperature. Also to  make it extra special I sprinkled a generous amount of Callebaut semi sweet chocolate chips on top, trust me, the whole house smells so divine when the brownies were ready!

Of course Little Miss Gymnast got an ice cream with her brownies, a very well deserved treat.  Ariel, you never cease to amaze us, congratulations mi amor ❤

The Calm Before The Storm

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Good morning from my part of the world, I’m about to dash out of the door to do my errands plus an extra trip to get my baking supplies, yes the baking frenzy will start from today onwards. I love the season of giving, each year I baked different goodies to send to our friends and family, definitely  watch out this space!

Since my better half left an hour ago to do his workout, my daughter is officially on Christmas break and now at gymnastics training, I’m gonna have my 10 minutes of calm with freshly baked Madeleine, chocolate sauce and coffee before heading out, namaste.

Brownie – lah

We’re back!

My daughter and her gymnastics team went to Singapore for  Prime Invitational  2016 gymnastics competition, as usual I’m the lucky Mama that got to travel with her. It’s her first international competition in a new level (she trained in less than 2 months to prepare this competition) and being the youngest one in her team to compete in the same level I didn’t have any expectations whatsoever for her. She did very well, didn’t fall on her beam routine, performed her skills beautifully (I’m being bias here) and we both learned a lot from the competition results. On top of that we’ve got to catch up with a few of our close friends whom reside in Singapore not to mention all the yummy food and sweet treats that we just can’t have enough, we love Singapore!

The girls learned Sing-lish very quickly and by the second day of the trip they’re adding the ending “lah” in all their sentences and it’s contagious 😜

As I’m typing this blog I have freshly baked Toblerone brownie cooling off on my kitchen counter, nothing beat chocolate brownie on gloomy Manila day -lah!