Going Home Soon

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Hi guys! After nearly three months of staying in Hartford, Connecticut, it’s almost time for us to go back to the Philippines. With only a few more days left, hubby and I are already nearly done packing our things. Everything’s almost ready for our flight back to Manila, except for us. Well, mostly me, actually.

I am gonna miss this place. It’s just so different from back home. Surprisingly, downtown Hartford is a lot more laid back than I thought it would be. I love how old buildings here are old and preserved well while some buildings have used original parts of an older building to be part of a new one.

I also love the Bushnell Park that’s just a few blocks away from where we lived. One can do a “tree walk” and see trees that are home to a lot of squirrels and birds that freely roam around the park. A carousel built around 1914 that’s still operational is also located here in this park. Hubby and I spent a lot of afternoons here, just sitting on the grass while he would play songs on his guitar. A park as beautiful as this is something that I definitely wish we had in Manila.

I didn’t really get to see the sights here that much but we’re praying for another opportunity for us to be able to go back here in the U.S. For now, it’s time to go back home to Manila. It’s still home. 🙂


SLTB

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Tastease Donuts: Hartford’s Tastiest Donuts!

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After randomly searching for a good dessert place in CT, Tastease came up a lot and all I saw were lots of Instagram posts and good reviews. I had to go check this place out.

Last week, I wanted to surprise my husband with these donuts but we arrived at the store just a few minutes before the store was closing so obviously, no donuts for us! We were told that if we wanted donuts, it’s either we call a day before or I we come in early in the morning. So this morning, I called in to reserve a box — at 7 A.M. The person on the other end asked for my name and what time I was to pick up the box of donuts and I said I’ll be there by 9 A.M. I arrived at the place by 8:45 and this was what I saw when I stepped inside:

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Not a lot of donuts left. I didn’t ask if they have another batch baking in the kitchen but with what I’ve observed, it’s better to just call ahead of time and RESERVE your box. Trust me on this one, you wouldn’t wanna waste your chances on getting your hands on these yummy treats! A box of twelve yummy little donut goodness and waking up early to get these was really worth it.

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Aren’t they pretty?

 

Despite their size (they’re quite small), I was surprised at how much flavor each bite has — these donuts are dense and just a few pieces and a cup of hot coffee would be enough for breakfast! (We’re not big coffee drinkers so we just had plain ol’ water but still worked well for us!)

Yay for donuts! I can’t wait to try out the other flavors!:)

Have an awesome day!

SLTB

Tastease is located in 70 New Park Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut. Call them at (860) 233 2235.

Read more about Tastease:

CTMQ.org: Doughnuts at Tastease
Hartford.com: Mini Donuts From Tastease
CTNOW: Best Donuts

A New Life

Hi guys! Four months have passed since the year began and a lot of life-changing moments have happened to me — BF went back home for a couple of weeks and we got married, we got our own place, and now, I’m with Hubby!! (Yay!)

In the next few days, I’ll be sharing about the pretty, DIY wedding that we had — the planning, preparations, details, and the wedding day itself, and the short honeymoon we had at Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera. The past few months have been full of overwhelming emotions and as much as I wanna say it’s always been great, unfortunate stuff happened as well. Things have been quite rough for a while so I got discouraged and I felt like I wasn’t ready to get back to blogging… I’m just so glad that I can finally say I can move on with things and just really focus on what’s up ahead in our future. I’m happy to say that I’m in a good place now and I’m back on track… and I’m just really excited for the next blog posts I’ve got lined up!

We’re staying here for a few months so you can expect lots of spring-ish pictures, too! The weather’s awesome and the flowers are blooming… I see a lot of tulips, daffodils, and different flowers around. Basically, it’s the best time to go around for walks! I hope I can take a picture of a squirrel or two — they climb trees quite fast! 🙂

SLTB

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Happy New Year!

Hi guys!!

2015 has been kind to me — I reached new places, met a lot of new friends, got to know old friends better, made new memories, and learned a lot of things. It was during this year that I got to know who the people I can really trust are, and I’m thankful that despite people who are out there to bring negativity, there are a lot more who are always there to bring happiness and joy into my life. Old wounds healed, and though it took time

I know, I’m sorry I haven’t been updating this blog…  😦

I have news though…. good news… 🙂

No, wait…

Really awesome news!! 🙂

Ready??

I’m getting married!!!

…in a couple of weeks actually!! 🙂

Happy new year everyone!! 😀10454500_10206666552594871_871661357164965384_o