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Edward Cullen goes to Tagaytay

My life with Edward Cullen became more exciting as he and I went out on our first out-of-town trip together. I took him with me when my girlfriends and I went to Josephine’s Tagaytay for their breakfast buffet. This was a girl’s trip so my hubby was not with me. I took Edward since he might be lonely. Besides, he has never been out-of-town in the Philippines before. Of course, when my friends saw him, they were all rendered speechless by his exceptional gorgeousness!

As we were partaking of the scrumptious breakfast (The buñuelos were awesome! See the picture.), Edward waited beside us. I took a photo of him as he waited and I think you’ll agree that after seeing this photo you all want to visit Josephine’s breakfast buffet. Isn’t Edward the best model?

Edward Cullen at Josephine's Tagaytay

Edward Cullen at Josephine's Tagaytay

Actually, the Josephine’s breakfast buffet was just ok. It was more the company that made the trip memorable. I went with three of my closest girlfriends. It’s like Sex and the City, isn’t it? I’m glad I have them along to obsess over Twilight and Korean telenovelas (My latest obsession).

After breakfast, we went outside to take in the view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. I took a photo of Edward overlooking Taal Volcano.

Edward Cullen points out Taal Volcano.

Edward Cullen points out Taal Volcano.

He playfully pointed it out and said, “This is an amazing sight! It’s so beautiful that it overshadowed my sparkle.”

I laughed. I did notice that he didn’t sparkle that much this time around. Maybe that’s the effect of the dinuguan

After taking in the sights of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, I sat at an intricate bench at Josephine’s and Edward made me laugh by making this funny pose.

Edward Cullen being silly.

Edward Cullen being silly.

“Thank you for bringing me here. I had a great time.” he said as his eyes smoldered.

“No, thank you for accompanying me,” I replied.

What a great first out-of-town trip with Edward!

Edward Cullen’s Bloody Chocolate Cupcakes

My life with Edward Cullen will not be complete without a special something something for his birthday. Today, Edward Cullen celebrates his 108th birthday. All Twilighters know that Edward Cullen was born  on June 20, 1901.

So what should a 30-something mom-of-two do to commemorate Edward Cullen’s birthday? Well, something that can please him and her family, of course!

Behold, my own original recipe for Edward Cullen’s Bloody Chocolate Cupcakes! This recipe is healthier since I incorporated yogurt to bring moisture to the cupcakes. As you can see, Edward had a great time making it with me. Check out the recipe below.

Edward Cullen and the Blood-Red Cupcake Liners

Edward Cullen and the Blood-Red Cupcake Liners

Edward Cullen and the cupcakes before they enter the oven.

Edward Cullen and the cupcakes before they enter the oven.

Edward Cullen's Bloody Chocolate Cupcake

Edward Cullen's Bloody Chocolate Cupcake

EDWARD CULLEN’S BLOODY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

Ingredients:

FOR THE CUPCAKES

3 to 4 ounces Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

1 ¼ cups sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup of creamy or plain yogurt

½ cup of water

FOR THE FROSTING

Really good strawberry preserve or jam

Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack placed on the center.
  2. Melt the chocolate by placing it in a stainless steel or heatproof bowl and setting it atop barely simmering water. Once melted, remove chocolate from heat and set aside.
  3. Prepare the dry ingredients by sifting together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a bigger bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer set at medium speed. When light and fluffy, add the melted chocolate and mix in low speed. When chocolate is mixed in, add eggs one at a time and increase the speed to medium. Add vanilla and beat until mixture is creamy (about one minute). Mix in yogurt. Using low speed, add in half of the flour mixture. After batter is well incorporated, add in remaining flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Do not over-mix batter to avoid tough cupcakes.
  5. Line a cupcake pan with red paper liners. Fill each liner with enough batter to come 1/8 inch from the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through in order to ensure even cooking. To check if cupcakes are ready, use a cake tester by inserting it in the center. If it comes out clean, it is ready.
  6. Take out the cupcakes from the oven and let cool.
  7. Frost the cupcakes with strawberry preserve. Dust the cupcake with powdered sugar using an “E” stencil.
  8. Enjoy and sing Edward Cullen a birthday song.

I hope you all enjoy this simple cupcake recipe and Edward…you thought I only made cupcakes (which realistically you can’t eat). Well, I also made you this greeting. Happy 108th!

Happy Birthday, Edward Cullen!

Happy Birthday, Edward Cullen!

Edward Cullen Appreciates the Chinese Language

My life with Edward Cullen took a turn towards Asian appreciation today when he examined the packaging of an action figure made in his likeness. As he carefully read the description at the back of the package, Edward noticed that there was a grave printing error pertaining to one of his special abilities. We all know that Edward’s special ability is mind reading (aside from the sparkling skin and unholy physical perfection…sigh). However, the packaging said that his special ability is ming reading instead of mind reading.

Edward Cullen notices the error.

Edward Cullen notices the error.

“Look at this error. I am not a ming reader.” Edward said as he pointed out the error.

“Wow, you noticed that?” I replied.

“Of course. I am not just a fast runner. I am also a speed reader.” Edward replied. “Why do you suppose they printed ming instead of mind?”

“Since the Edward Cullen action figure was made in China, I think it was just an honest typographical error.” I answered.

“You are of Chinese descent. Do you know what ming means?” Edward asked.

I did not know so I offered to check its meaning by conducting a search using the very reliable Wikipedia. I read the information out loud to Edward.

“According to this, ming in Chinese is directly translated as enlightenment. The actual Chinese character for ming is a conjunction of the words sun and moon. These represent light and therefore, enlightenment.”

Edward thought to himself for a short while.

“I did not know that the meaning of ming is so beautiful. I guess the error was not too bad given the meaning of the word ming.” Edward said.

“The Chinese language is indeed a beautiful language. If you want to appreciate it more, may I suggest something to you?” I asked.

“Of course.” Edward replied.

“Since I am working during the week and you have nothing much to do at home, you can watch this really good Taiwanese television series entitled Fated to Love You. You can use my DVD player. My copy has English translation.” I suggested.

Fated to Love You Poster

Fated to Love You Poster

“Oh…ok.” Edward answered.

“Tell me what you think afterwards, ok?” I said.

“Sure.” Edward replied.

What a real gentleman Edward is. Other guys would probably not take my suggestion seriously.

Happy Birthday, Rob!

My life with Edward Cullen continues to be more and more exciting each day. We know that Edward can be quite jealous although his pride will not allow him to admit it. I was quite busy reviewing the various birthday greetings lovingly addressed to Robert Pattinson all over the internet. He is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. Well, you all know that Edward thinks he’s an impostor. I, on the other hand, thinks he’s a talent to watch out for.

As I was going through the various birthday greetings including the ones in Twilight Lexicon, Pattinson Online and Letters to Rob, I felt left out. I decided to make one of my own even if there’s a very slim chance that Robert Pattinson will ever see it.

My Robert Pattinson Birthday Greeting

My Robert Pattinson Birthday Greeting

Funny thing. After I completed my greeting, I heard Edward stomp around the room obviously annoyed. When I turned, I saw him looking at his reflection in a nearby mirror.

Edward talks to himself.

Edward talks to himself.

“Will he look this good when he’s 107 years old?” Edward hissed to himself.

I had to stifle a laugh. Who would’ve thought vampires would be so jealous of 23-year-old heartthrobs?

Edward Cullen meets Dinuguan

Today, my life with Edward Cullen took an incredibly surprising turn when Edward admitted to being hungry. He planned to go out hunting but since it is a glorious sunny day outside, he couldn’t. I didn’t want him to get captured and killed by the Volturi. I mean, we all know he sparkles under the sun. I did not want to frighten the neighbours in case Edward exposes his awesome vampire sparkle. I mean, come on…his sparkle is awesome.

Edward sparkles under the sun.

Edward sparkles under the sun.

I was torn. I can’t keep him in the house hungry. I have children. He may not be able to restrain himself. What would a mother do?

Of course…I have to think of an alternative. Edward drinks animal blood…where can I get or order some animal blood? Jollibee? No. McDonald’s? No. Chowking? No. Pizza Hut? No. Red Ribbon…

Aha! Just a few calls and I can have his meal delivered.

I hope that this risk works…it should work.

When his food arrived, I took it out of the package and transferred it lovingly on a nice bowl.

“Edward! Your food is ready.” I called.

“You hunted for me? How did you get a mountain lion in the metropolis?” Edward answered with eyes so black, it scared me. He IS hungry.

“No. I ordered something for you.” I replied.

“You ordered something for me? Have you forgotten that I am a vampire? There is nothing in restaurants you can order for me.” Edward responded.

“In the Philippines, there is…” I replied. Then, I presented him with his food.

Edward Cullen sees his meal--the dinuguan.

Edward Cullen sees his meal--the dinuguan.

“Here, try this. It’s called dinuguan or pork blood stew. I can have the coke if you don’t want it.”

“Oh…” Edward said as he curiously examined my offering. “This is new. Why is it black?”

“Well, the blood has been cooked. Why don’t you try it? It is still hot…I know you like your food warm.” I encouraged.

“I smell garlic and chilis…” Edward replied.

“Is that a problem? I can take them out for you.” I offered.

“No. You know that the vampires and garlic theory is not true.” Edward responded.

“Go ahead, Edward. Eat…I mean, drink.” I said.

Edward bent over and devoured the dinuguan in lightning speed. After his meal, he looked up. His eyes were golden again.

Edward smiled his crooked smile and said “I like it here in Manila. Even the people eat and drink blood.”

I’m glad my risk worked. Thank goodness for dinuguan!

Edward Cullen meets Manny Pacquiao

I was very excited to receive my Time 100 Most Influential issue for 2009. I was so glad to see that our very own Manny Pacquiao made the Time 100 Heroes and Icons list. His tribute article was written by no less than former world boxing champion Lennox Lewis himself. I shared this information with my hubby who said that President Gloria Arroyo may declare May 8 as a non-working holiday to celebrate Manny Pacquiao Day. Feeling a bit out of place, Edward politely inquired who Manny Pacquiao is. My hubby and I looked at him in utter disbelief.

“You do not know Manny Pacquiao? How long have you been living under a huge boulder?” my hubby replied.

“To be fair, I have been extremely preoccupied with fighting the Volturi, raising a vampire baby and learning how to desensitize myself from werewolves’ smells,” Edward replied. “I didn’t have time to watch ESPN.”

“Oh, Edward,” I said, “it’s such a travesty! You have to get to know Manny Pacquiao. He is the best boxer who ever lived. Here,” I added, “let me show you what Manny Pacquiao can do.”

I quickly turned my computer on and showed him this TeamPilipinas video of the legendary Pacquiao-Hatton fight.

“Wow, that is phenomenal! He is lightning fast and obviously very strong.” Edward said.

“Obviously,” I replied. “How do you think you would fare in a fight with Pacquiao? You’re a vampire with mindreading powers after all.”

“ I am a vampire and I am stronger than the average human but after seeing that fight…” his voice trailed off. “…even I am scared of him. He has my highest regard.”

“You can also do incredible things, Edward. Remember these?” I said as I showed him these two photos.

Edward saves Bella from certain death.

Edward saves Bella from a car crash.

Edward saves Bella from James.

Edward saves Bella from James

“You saved Bella from certain death twice.”

“Yeah, I did. I guess that makes me a bit of a hero too, huh?” Edward replied.

“I’d say. This gives me an idea…can you do something for me?” I asked.

“Tell me what you want, and you can have it.” Edward replied.

“I want a photo of my two heroes of the day.” I said and Edward obliged.

Edward Cullen and Manny Pacquiao

Edward Cullen and Manny Pacquiao

Edward Cullen's Labor Day Message

When I woke up later than usual this morning, Edward politely asked why today is a holiday in the Philippines. I told him that May 1st is Labor Day. He was quite surprised since Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday of September. I told him that most of the world celebrate Labor Day on May 1st.

I also told him that the way we observe Labor Day is different from the US. We don’t have picnics and parties in Manila. In fact, during Labor Day, labor unions and movements march the streets to present their causes and to celebrate (if any) their successes. Edward politely corrected me and said that they also have similar festivities during Labor Day. Edward pensively walked towards the Twilight calendar now set to the month of May. After a few moments, he told me that he has a message for the admirable men and women who fight for workers’ rights.

Edward welcomes the month of May.

Edward welcomes the month of May.

“Be safe.” Edward said.

Have a great Labor Day, everyone.