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Food Review: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts®

Nothing thrills me more than free food! When I visited Manila, I found that the when the red neon light in Krispy Kreme stores is on, it's time to fall in line for free Original Glazed Donuts! Each donut is made with passion for quality food. Soft doghnut topped with a range fit for the sweet tooth: sugar, chocolate, caramel, and candy among others. The size of the doughnut are not too heavy on the stomach and just right for snacks. My favorites include the Limited Edtion Reese's Pieces and Kreme, the UAAP Ateneo Doughnut, and Hershey's Cookies and Kreme. But most of all, I go crazy over the specialty of the house: the Original Glazed Doughnut. The prices of the doughnuts are somewhat reasonable. As of writing, the Original Glazed is sold at PhP 30.00 while other varieties cost PhP 38.00. Krispy Kreme stores in the Philippines are located in SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall. The staff and crew of each store is very accommodating. I give them two thumbs up! Flavor of

Gamer Style

I am a gamer. And being a girl, games that bring out my feminine side attract me. However, my perspective of girly video games was limited to Barbie®, Bratz®, and Disney Princesses®. My two cousins, Khristin and Jodi, introduced me to www.y8.com . It is a site full of Flash video games. And yes! Being girls, my cousins played dress ups, make ups, and cooking. Naturally, they invited me to try out these games, too. Of all the Flash games, I found dress ups to be the most entertaining. It brought me back to my childhood days when I’d spent my allowance on paper dolls. Dress up games consumed most of my time, playing around two to three hours per day. Up to date, I have done 31 dress up dolls. You are free to look at my album in http://ultigamer.multiply.com/photos/album/10/Dress_Up_Games I will feature my top three favorites: the awards night dress, school outfit, and casual clothes. These dress ups were taken with a personal touch, as if I were to waer th

Closed and Open Churches

Chemist Board Exam Blog Series Part 4 Closed and Open Churches Catholic Churches have really big oak doors. During weekdays when the Holy Mass is rarely celebrated, those doors may appear to be closed at first observation. That sight is so unwelcoming that it erases piety. I had a problem with those big closed doors. The town of Pardo has Sto. Tomas de Villanueva as their patron saint and their church bears his name. I chose Pardo to be a part of my pilgrimage with the church as my fourth visited sanctuary. Excitement filled me when I got off the jeepney. However, as I entered the gate and saw the closed big front door, my enthusiasm dissipated. “Why is the church close?”, I asked myself. The fact that I went there on a Tuesday gave me a clue. I thought that churches are open 24/7 so that they can welcome people who wanted to pray. In a gloomy heart, I searched the place to see if there is an alternative door but to no avail. Since I was there already, I opted to pray by the b

Scallop Shell

Chemist Board Exam Blog Series Part 4 Scallop Shell “Wow! My first ever pilgrimage will get me to Simala!”. Embarking on a pilgrimage was a life changing experience for me. However, the thought was also scary at the same time. Going to different and strange places all alone is frightening for a girl. Oh yeah! I’m a naturally born coward. But heck! I always take on the saying, “Courage is not absence of fear; it is mastery of fear.” Now, can somebody tell me who wrote that quote? I forgot the poet. My excitement got me into making a passport for it. That ‘passport’ served as my record in church visits. It also functioned as a reminder for my prayers, reflections, and realizations that I made along the way. On the cover of my passport is a scallop shell symbol. I decided to adapt it because the pilgrims to the Road of Santiago use it. The first church that I visited was, of course, the Sto. Rosario Parish. At that time, they were celebrating their Diamond