Eighteen days. That’s how long I’ve been out of the loop, that you have not heard anything from me.
A lot of things have happened since then. My brother is here after his short stay in Manila and from school in Singapore. I attended our neighborhood’s Christmas party, the husband celebrated his birthday, Chuck had his second adoption anniversary, and I shuffled in between banks to take care of finances because I want to welcome the year with fewer financial obligations to think of. I am still not eating any red meat, so most days I’m eating chicken (and still less on seafood). Soon I’ll get tired of it as well, and I’ll be a full-fledged pescetarian. Our small bakeshop is doing well, thank God.
Now I’m just waiting for Christmas to come. For the first time, I’ll be making cupcakes. Red velvet cupcakes, to be exact. I promised my sister they will be awesome, so I’m learning as much as I can about how to bake them and, well, baking in general.
Let me tell you another thing too. A number of my friends had commented about the artworks we have on our wall.
There are actually 4 panels, and I got them here: http://ananien.deviantart.com/. That’s Patet’s artwork page.
To say that she’s creative is an understatement. She graduated cum laude in Bachelor’s of Fine Arts major in Painting last 2007 and used to work with THE Kenneth Cobonpue as a graphic designer. Currently, she’s a student and working on her “baby,” Hinilawod Comics.
Patet’s talents were already evident since we were in high school. I remember we’d approach her to create illustrations for shirts. She was accommodating and truly generous of her time and skill–she still is.
I asked her a couple of days ago if she’s still open to printing her artworks for others. She said yes. So if you’re interested, let me know. Who knows, I might give it away as my Christmas present to you. 🙂