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45355_10151274922357236_1470709549_n534721_10151273931422236_1833632851_nskull gummiesthis is a new candy store my friends and i discovered in phuket :]

its in patong, opposite jungceylon shopping mall!

yummm…

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so…ive been away. was in Bohol for 5 days to see how my lolo’s grave was doing; we built a roof over him so relatives and friends can hang out there to visit. it’s looking good even though the color scheme was a bit too hectic at first but we changed it. so while i was away i read AND may i add, finished a book- aphrodite by russel andrews (wasn’t a peaceful read but i like mysterious/thrilling novels). i meditated, cleared my head, sorted out my recent anger issues that kind of dragged along, and… breathed. a trip i truly needed! anyways, for some reason, on the day we were coming back from bohol, i was in a grumpy-bad-mood-state of mind, let’s just say that i really needed a “happy meal” but things turned the right side up once i got home and got to my room. a shark smacked me in the face! BALLOOOOONS! was honestly an amazing surprise. my room is now an underwater chamber. seriously AWESOME. ….i knew only one person who could pull something like this off.

now if these were roses, i dunno where they would be right now haha good move.

with my beautiful dinner date at anzani. monchmonchmonch…

and of course… fondue to end our romantic meal

i have amazing friends. thank you, i ❤  you guys.

After checking in and swimming we had dinner at Abaca, which had great food and a very relaxing and romantic ambiance.

Roselle. Slater. Me. Jake.

So… the Tangled DVD was funky so we watched Beauty and The Beast and managed to turn it into a drinking game. Each of us were signed to a name/word and every time those words were said in the film that person would have to drink. We had “Belle”, “Beast, “Guest” and “Gaston”… “Belle” was mentioned the most… by far. Sorry Slater!

We had fresh seafood for lunch nearby and then drank Vodka Cruisers at Shangri La ☀

A sweet, quaint cafe in the heart of Phuket Town,106 Rassada Road, Phuket, Thailand.

I had the delicious Berry Crumble served with Vanilla Ice-Cream and Chocolate Syrup

They serve breakfast/brunch, lunch, light snacks, dessert, coffees, teas, juices and other drinks. A great place to go with your girlfriends.

Slow Rise Pancakes
Makes 8 thick 5″ pancakes

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (one packet)
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 Tbs Oil
1 Ener-g Egg, prepared (1.5 tsp mixed with 2 Tbs water)
1/3 Cup Soymilk, for thinning the next morning, if desired

Whisk all the dry ingredients together until well combined. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the 1/3 cup of soymilk) and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Use batter anytime the next day.

Once you’re ready to make pancakes, remove the batter from the fridge and stir in up to 1/3 cup of soymilk to thin it if needed/desired. Let the batter sit out on the counter for 20-30 minutes. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray with spray oil and wipe out the pan.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, begin making pancakes. You can add apple slices to the batter before it sets.

You can add anything you fancy: blueberries, chocolate chips, bananas, strawberries, etc.

Once the top is bubbly and the edges are set, check to make sure the bottom is brown. Flip.

Cook on the other side for another few minutes until browned. Stack pancakes in a low oven to keep warm, serve with earth balance margarine and maple syrup.

Carl Warner creates this surreal “foodscape”. First, he sketches out the scenes and then uses pins and super glue to hold together his creations, which take a few days each to complete. Unbelievable!

Mike McCarey is an amazing pastry chef. Look at these sculptural cakes! I don’t think I could put a knife through these cakes… they’re too beautiful!

 Robin Antar is an award-winning sculptor from Brooklyn. She carves stone into incredibly life-like replicas of food. These sculptures look like real food to me!

Prudence Emma Staite wants people to experience her art with all of their senses. She creates jewelry, paintings, sculpture, games and even entire rooms from chocolate –but the sweet stuff isn’t her only favorite medium. She also made sculptures of the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and Pope Benedict XVI using enough pizza dough to make 500 pizzas for an exhibit at the Museum of London! Yummmm…

Zhanna is a bakery in St. Petersburg, Russia. This bakery has created some of the most insanely amazing cakes in the history of human civilization. The cakes look so realistic… brilliant.

USE YOUR IMAGINATION

SMILE AND LAUGH: laughter exercises the diaphragm, nervous system, and organs, burns calories, and promotes healing.

KEEP LEARNING: “When you stay green, you grow, but when you get ripe, you die.”

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: exercise has a strong, anti-aging effect on cells’ DNA.

SIP SOME RED WINE: a compound in red wine (and grapes) called resveratrol influences the genes that play a role in controlling your lifespan.

ENJOY DARK CHOCOLATE: dark chocolate is naturally full of healthy antioxidants, including flavanals. Research suggests that eating small amounts of dark chocolate regularly reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. It improves blood flow to your brain. (The darker the better, for flavor and health.)

HAVE A TEA CEREMONY: studies from Japan found that people who drank 5 or more cups of green tea a day were less likely to die, from any cause, than people who drank less than one cup. The biggest decrease was in heart disease, but green tea also provided protection from cancer. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that protect your blood vessels and cells.

REMEMBER… AGE IS JUST A NUMBER