Friday, February 20, 2009

Opportunity Knocks Only Once

My maternal grandfather was a chef who operated the most famous Chinese restaurant in his locality during his time. Unfortunately, when he passed away, no one was able to carry on that legacy. I would have wanted to do the same but I'm occupied with so many other things, that remains an unfulfilled dream.

A relative of mine franchised a popular coffee shop. My sister opened up the idea if we could supply them some sweets. I blurted out our intention once but was turned down simply because of franchise policies.

However, some policies are made to be broken. Three weeks ago, I got a call if I could supply since their supplier cannot meet the demand. Willingly I agreed. The past weeks, I've been in search for decent ramekins... unbelievably, it's such a hard find! I got a few from Landmark Makati at a very good price but it was not enough.

The past weeks I've been in my test kitchen... now my throat is sore with too much sweets. It has been a while since I last baked. Luckily, I have a cousin who's a food technologist whom I can consult every so often. Home baking is a lot different from commercial baking. It's not just the ingredients, it's the procedure, the packaging and everything else. I had to have my oven fixed from red to blue flame. I had to bake the ramekins for an hour prior to its first use to keep it oven safe.

With a very small volume, the proceeds I will get from this is actually not material at all. It's barely enough to sustain my weekend fancies. But it's an opportunity I want to grab.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

He's just not that into you the movie should be coming out in local theaters soon, it's now showing in the US. It stars Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Afleck and more. The book was written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo inspired by an episode in Sex and the City. The book speaks of relationships, how to read the signs and interpret that actions of the opposite sex. Signs that shout he's just not that into you yet undeniably keeps you up all night hoping that it's just the exception and not the rule. It intends to be your wake up call. I've read the book and I can't wait to see the movie.

Valentine's Day is coming up, if he's not asking you out on a date, let it be your wake up call, he's just not that into you. ;)

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