Monday, 27 May 2013

Happy Birthday Daddy...

I was 21 years old when my Dad passed away. I was beside him when he took his last breathe in the hospital. This video made me cry coz it reminded me of my relationship with my Dad. 

Happy Birthday Dad... and I miss you...



Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Time flies so fast!

I can't believe that 1 year has passed since I did a Baby Shower for my friend Gretel.

I did the invitation, e-invite, program and gift wishlist. Gretel was in-charge with the food.

baby bottle invite, games, food (pizza & some Filipino food)

Once again, Gretel asked me if I can help her with Austin's first birthday.

This time, it will not be as simple as his baby shower. I plan to make it memorable for everyone.

What better way to celebrate Austin's birthday than have a "Little Man" Birthday Party. Yep!!! Moustache it is!


Meet Mr. Suave!

Will keep you posted.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Certified!!!

Last January, I attended Revenue Management Essential Certification (RMEC) training in Crowne Plaza. Please click here to read my whole experience.

It has been 4 months since that training and yesterday, our General Manager presented me my certification. Yey!!! I also received 2nd highest score in my class. Whew...

Thank you Lord for the gift of intelligence and thank you to my instructors for being great teachers.


Friday, 17 May 2013

Restaurant Review - Wok Mee in Moevenpick Tower and Suites

When I visited Singapore in 2010, my friend Ryan and his wife Karla invited me to have dinner. Since I am in Singapore, they said I need to try steamboat. I was like "What?!". Little did I know steamboat is also called Hotpot. Anywho, I was able to find a place that serves steamboat here in Qatar and it is in Moevenpick.


Moevenpick Doha Tower & Suite is situated in the business district of Westbay Lagoon, across Four Seasons Hotel.

We have been to Wok Mee before but had ala carte. It was a good surprise for me when I saw steamboat in the menu. I did a mental note to come back to try it.


So here's a short review of Wok Mee.

We entered Wok Mee and was greeted by a Hostess and escorted to a table. She was wearing a nice Asian dress. (sorry, I don't know what it is called) Once in the table, we were offered complimentary welcome drink which is lemon grass. Lemon grass drink was refreshing. Then menu was given. Unlike other restaurant, the customer will tick off the food they wish to order. Waiter(ess) will take the paper and repeat the order. Well, we know what we came for, we wanted to try their steamboat. 

One lady staff (I believe she's the Outlet Supervisor/Manager) gave us warm towel to clean our hands with. She also gave us complimentary crackers and dip.

We ordered dumpling and rolls for our appetizer and egg fried rice. (Filipinos are rice-ivores) For our drinks, my friends ordered Lemon Mint and I ordered Apple Mojito. A few minutes later and our main course came....


L to R: rolls, dumplings, meat & sea food, veggies, Tom Yam Soup, sauces
I was really happy to see some prawns and lobster on our "meat plate". We chose Tom Yam flavor for our soup. We happily placed the meat first as it will take longer to cook. After that we placed the veggies. I love, love, love everything. We ordered another dumpling coz it is really good.

Happy Tummy

Verdict:
Ambiance: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Menu Selection: 4/5
Value for Money: 4/5
Staff Attitude: 3/5, Staff were good but our order was incomplete. I asked them to cancel it as we were already in the middle of our dinner.
Total Experience: 4/5

Will I come back? Yes! Yes! Yes!

Have you tried hotpot/steamboat before?

xoxo,
Katey

Photo credit: Mavic Bautista

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Fast Food Review - Johnny Rockets

When I was in high school, I collected Archie comic books. Betty was my favorite back then, I hope I will not meet someone like Reggie (unforge I did). Archie is surprisingly attractive and would love to have Jughead as my best friend in real life.

Why am I saying this? Coz I feel like I'm in Archie comic book when I dine in Johnny Rockets. 

So here's a short review of Johnny Rockets.

Once you enter Johnny Rockets, you feel like you're in a different era. Seriously!



Interior: I love the interior design. I find the small jukebox on the table really cute and if only I can bring home their wall decor. 



Staff: Staff are really friendly. I have been to Johnny Rockets Hyatt Plaza and Salwa Road and both restaurant have accommodating staff. Also, I like how they place smiley ketchup on a saucer.




Food: Food is delish!!! I love their burger, fries and onion ring.

I didn't finish my burger so I ask for a doggie bag. :)
Will I come back? Definitely!!!

good company + good food
Verdict:
Ambiance: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Menu Selection: 5/5
Value for money: 3/5
Staff Attitude: 4/5
Total Experience: 4/5

Btw, I think I turned into a Veronica. (Vanity is a sin) And I have a female version of Jughead for a best friend. lol


Who's your favorite Archie character?

xoxo,
Katey

Photo credit: Ariel Bustillo

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

What's your sign?

I was checking my email and stumble upon this (very) old email I received from a friend. It was a chain e-mail. LOL... I never forwarded it to anyone.

I find this stuff quite funny so I decided to share it with you.
ARIES - The Aggressive (March 21 to April 19)
Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to mess with. Funny... Excellent kisser. EXTREMELY adorable. Loves relationships, and family is very important to an Aries. Aries are known for being generous and giving. Addictive. Loud. Always has the need to be 'Right'. Aries will argue to prove their point for hours and hours. Aries are some of the most wonderful people in the world.

TAURUS - The Tramp (April 20 to May 20) 
Aggressive. Loves being in long relationships. Likes to give a good fight. Fight for what they want. Can be annoying at times, but for the love of attention. Extremely outgoing. Loves to help people in times of need. Good kisser. Good personality. Stubborn. A caring person. They can be self-centered and if they want something they will do anything to get it. They love to sleep and can be lazy. One of a kind. Not one to mess with. Are the most attractive people on earth!

GEMINI - The Twin (May 21 to June 20) 
Nice. Love is one of a kind. Great listeners. Very good at confusing people. Lover not a fighter, but will still knock you out. Geminis will not take any crap from anyone. Geminis like to tell people what they should do and get offended easily. They are great at losing things and are forgetful. Geminis can be very sarcastic and childish at times and are very nosy. Trustworthy. Always happy. VERY Loud. Talkative. Outgoing. VERY FORGIVING. Loves to make out. Has a beautiful smile. Generous. Strong. THE MOST IRRESISTIBLE.

CANCER - The Beauty (June 21 to July 22) 
MOST AMAZING KISSER. Very high appeal. A Cancer's love is one of a kind... Very romantic. Most caring person you will ever meet in your life. Entirely creative person, most are artists and insane, respectfully speaking. They perfected sex and do it often. Extremely random. An ultimate freak. Extremely funny and is usually the life of the party. Most Cancers will take you under their wing and into their hearts where you will remain forever. Cancers make love with a passion beyond compare. Spontaneous. Not a fighter, but will kick your ass good if it comes down to it. Someone you should hold on to!

LEO - The Lion (July 23 to August 22) 
Great talker. Attractive and passionate. Laid back. Usually happy but when unhappy tend to be grouchy and childish. A Leo's problem becomes everyone's problem. Most Leos are very predictable and tend to be monotonous. Knows how to have fun. Is really good at almost anything. Great kisser. Very predictable. Outgoing. Down to earth. Addictive. Attractive. Loud.  Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. 
Not one to mess with. Rare to find. Good when found. 
VIRGO - The One that Waits (August 23 to September 22)
Dominant in relationships. Someone loves them right now. Always wants the last word. Caring. Smart. Loud. Loyal. Easy to talk to. Everything you ever wanted. Easy to please. A pushover. Loves to gamble and take chances. Needs to have the last say in everything. They think they know everything and usually do. Respectful to others but you will quickly lose their respect if you do something untrustworthy towards them and never regain respect. They do not forgive and never forget. The one and only. 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

LIBRA - The Lame One (September 23 to October 22)
Nice to everyone they meet. Their love is one of a kind. Silly, funny and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! However, not the kind of person you want to mess with... you might end up crying. Libras can cause as much havoc as they can prevent. Faithful friends to the end. Can hold a grudge for years. Libras are someone you want on your side. Usually great at sports and are extreme sports fanatics. Very creative. A hopeless romantic. 9 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

SCORPIO - The Addict (October 23 to November 21) 
EXTREMELY adorable. Loves to joke. Very good sense of humor. Will try almost anything once. Loves to be pampered. Energetic. Predictable. GREAT kisser. Always get what they want. Attractive. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Loves to party but at times to the extreme. Loves the smell and feel of money and is good at making it but just as good at spending it! Very protective over loved ones. HARD workers. Can be a good friend but if is disrespected by a friend, the friendship will end. Romantic. Caring.

SAGITTARIUS - The Promiscuous One (November 22 to December 21)
Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. A loner most of the time. Loses patience easily and will not take crap. If in a bad mood stay FAR away. Gets offended easily and remembers the offense forever. Loves deeply but at times will not show it, feels it is a sign of weakness. Has many fears but will not show it. VERY private person. Defends loved ones with all their abilities.Can be childish often. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! Amazing in bed!!! Not the kind of person you want to mess with- you might end up crying. 
 
CAPRICORN - The Passionate Lover (December 22 to January 19)
Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Grouchy at times and annoying to some. Lazy and love to take it easy, but when they find a job or something they like to do they put their all into it. Proud, understanding and sweet. Irresistible. Loves being in long relationships. Great talker. Always gets what he or she wants. Cool. Loves to win against other signs in sports, especially Gemini's. Likes to cook but would rather go out to eat at good restaurants. Extremely fun. Loves to joke. Smart.

AQUARIUS - Does It in the Water (January 20 to February 18)
Trustworthy. Attractive. Great kisser. One of a kind. Loves being in long-term relationships. Tries hard. Will take on any project. Proud of themselves in whatever they do. Messy and unorganized. Procrastinators. Great lovers, when they're not sleeping. Extreme thinkers. Loves their pets usually more than their family. Can be VERY irritating to others when they try to explain or tell a story. Unpredictable. Will exceed your expectations. Not a fighter, but will knock your lights out.

PISCES - The Partner for Life (February 19 to March 20)
Caring and kind. Smart. Likes to be the center of attention. Very organized. High appeal to opposite sex. Likes to have the last word. Good to find, but hard to keep. Passionate, wonderful lovers. Fun to be around. Too trusting at times and gets hurt easily. VERY caring. They always try to do the right thing and sometimes get the short end of the stick. They sometimes get used by others and get hurt because of their trusting. Extremely weird but in a good way. Good sense of humor!! Thoughtful. Loves to joke. Very popular. Silly, fun and sweet. Good friend to others but needs to be choosy on who they allow their friends to be. 

Did it match your personality? 

xoxo,

Katey

Me love some macarons!

Available in Royal Plaza

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Jane of all trades


I have always believed that being a mom is the hardest job in the world.

You're basically ALL in ONE!
  • Teacher
  • Doctor/Nurse
  • Cook
  • Accountant
  • Housekeeper
  • Guardian
  • Counselor
  • Bodyguard
  • Role Model
  • And a lot more
From the day a child is born, you sacrificed your "ME Time". You're too busy taking care of your child, that you have forgotten that you are also growing old.

Your child makes you smile, makes you cry, makes you proud, disappoints and frustrates you. But in the end, you still love your child.

Mothers often get blame if their child grew up to be "not so good" person. That's why I feel bad for them. People tend to forget that there are other factors that mold a person. (Environment, friends, school, media). A mother can do so much, but the child will choose who (s)he wants to be. So, you children, make your Mama proud. Okay?

I won't say that I'm a perfect daughter. I am far away from being perfect. I gave my mom some heartaches, had misunderstanding with my mom. But I like to think in some way, I have been a good daughter and I made my Mommy proud. (She said so herself... teehee)

Thank you Mommy for all the sacrifices and unconditional love you have given us. You're the best. 

I love you & I miss you!!! (Spice girls' Mama playing in the background)



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