Mi Amore

Warning:  There’s a big possibility that I will be gloating on this entry.  Will you indulge me, please?  Goody!  Thank you!

I have been waiting for the friendly UPS guy since last week.  When I heard three loud knocks on the door yesterday afternoon, I knew for sure that my “Amore” has arrived.  And by “my Amore” I don’t mean the UPS guy, I mean my “Amore: 2009 Food Lover’s Planner”.  Yipee!

I’m well aware of the fact that we are now in the 2nd quarter of 2009 and I may be the only person in the known universe who still gets excited over a planner.  But this isn’t just any ordinary planner!  Not to me, at least!  After I unwrapped the package, I  immediately started flipping through the pages in search for what I knew would be my favorite page…

It’s the green page!  Of particular interest to me is the upper right quarter portion of the page…

“We’ve scoured the world-wide web for the best blogs on line that share the same passion for food!  Amore!”

Ahee hee!  Now you understand? :D  How my li’l ‘ol food blog made it to this list is beyond me.  If not for the heads up by one reader, my on-line namesake no less, MunchkinVCD, I wouldn’t have known about it!  What I find even more thrilling is that Cafe Munchkin is on the same list as the blogosphere’s most popular Pinoy food blogs…Market Manila, Pinoy Cook, 80 Breakfasts, etc.  You bet I’m giddy with delight!  Am I gloating?  I did warn you. :)


The Monthly Page

This planner is truly for food lovers.  There are articles on food, travel and ingredients and there are about 14 recipes.  On the weekly pages, foodies can post a favorite photo, perhaps of a memorable dish or maybe a get together with family or friends.  On the monthly notes page, one can write down recipes to try, ingredients to experiment with and restaurants to dine in.


Special footnote at the bottom of the weekly page

I love the tips that can be found at the  lower right hand corner of the weekly photo/notes page. On the very last page are coupons to 4 popular restaurants, which, if I understood correctly, gave away these planners as part of their promotions.  I love everything about the planner.  Well, you can’t really expect me to be objective.  But really, it’s the perfect foodie companion!  Gone are the days when I have to write my food thoughts on a piece of napkin when dining out!

There, I’m just about done gloating. :D

Again, thank you, MunchkinVCD for letting me know about this planner.  And thank you, Ms. Jenny of SYSU for this copy. ;)

Now, back to regular blogging. :D

oOo

The Amore Food Lover’s Planner was designed and conceptualized for SYSU International, Inc. by Belle de Jour Enterprises, the company behind the Bell de Jour Power Planners.  SYSU manufactures and distributes Clara Ole’ Products.  They are also the exclusive distributor of Lee Kum Kee chinese Sauces, Kikkoman Soy Sauce and Teriyaki Marinade, San Remo Pasta, Crisco Oil and Shortening and McCormick Spices among others.


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29 Responses to “Mi Amore”

  1. ces says:

    wowowow!!!!! big big congratulations to you! that one huge commendation! happy happy for you wengski!:) now i should get a copy of that planner:) hmmmm…

    cess last blog post..RT:i want some more

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thank you, Ces! I don’t know how you can get a copy though. I had to move heaven and earth to get mine. Hee hee. Saka, April na! Hee hee!

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  2. maver says:

    yihee! congratsssss!!!

    mavers last blog post..MY CROSS

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thanks, Maver!!! :D

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  3. tin says:

    congratulations, weng!! you deserve to be on the list!! hugs!!

    tins last blog post..Happy Child = Happy Parents

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Awww, Tin! That’s so sweet of you. Thanks a lot! :)

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  5. Meeya says:

    o di ba, proud ako to say na naka-rubbing elbows ko na ang isang celeb! haha! :D congrats! you deserve it! *muah*

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Meeya! Celeb? Hahaha! Silly girl! :P Thank you. Sayang at nung mga times na nagpunta kayo ng Austin e nangangapa pa ako sa kusina. Mabibilang mo lang ang alam kong lutuin. Hee hee. So visit us again! Mas ok ok na ang ihahain ko sa inyo. Hee hee. :D *mwah*

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  6. Mike says:

    congratulations! this also came as a surprise to me! thanks, ces . . . now, i think i really have to get back to my blogging . . . tee hee!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hello, Mr. Mike! Thank you! :) I’m guessing Ces brought you here. Hee hee. You SHOULD get back to your food blogging. Please? :)

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  7. Joannah says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Joannah

    http://myscones.com

    Joannahs last blog post..Ingredients for Tender and Flaky Scones

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Joannah! Thank you for revealing yourself. Hee hee! I’m glad you enjoy reading about my kitchen (mis)adventures. Please do drop by as often as you like! :) Cheers!

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  8. Pinky says:

    You have every right to gloat – congratulations! Hope you still remember us “mere mortals” on your way to the top – hahaha! :lol:

    I’m excited too – at least now I can also say (with pride, of course!) that our cousin’s on Amore – AH-Lab-IT!!! :cool:

    Pinkys last blog post..LaPiS: MELTed Bliss

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Pinks! Thanks for backing me up on the gloating. Hahaha! :) As I was telling one of our blogger friends, I don’t know how I ended up on that list, but I’m very grateful that I did! You and I both know that there are other food bloggers who are far more deserving. ;) Hee hee. Kaya I’ll savor this moment. Kasi baka hindi na ako kasama sa next edition ng planner. :P Thanks for all the love! *mwah*

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  9. Congratulations! I would be telling everyone about it, if I were you – and you definitely belong with MarketMan, 80 Breakfasts and 100 Pound Foodie!

    Tangled Noodles last blog post..Pizza d’Aprile!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Tangled Noodle! Awwww, it’s so sweet of you to say that! Thank you! :)

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  10. Twinkie says:

    Congratulations!!! Woot! Woot! Woot! :D

    Twinkies last blog post..Mommy Duty Calls: Saving… So Not to Go Missing

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thank you, Twinkie!!! :)

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  11. munchkinvcd says:

    yesss, na-mention ako, sikat na ‘ko! nyahaha!!!

    another hooray for you, kase to date, your blog is #8 (as per statistics) in http://www.topblogs.com.ph/food-drink/

    congrats! ;)

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi MunchkinVCD! You are so funny! Thanks again!

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  12. Jigi says:

    a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you mate!!! You so deserve it … galing galing naman … hats off to you and i am proud to be an avid reader of your blog … keep that yummy foods coming …

    cheers
    Jigi

    Jigis last blog post..A Rustic Steak & Kidney Pie

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    HI Jiggi! Thank you! Your kind words and those of the others are just what I need to keep blogging about food. :) Cheers!

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  13. munchkinvcd says:

    u’ve just escalated to #7… http://www.topblogs.com.ph/food-drink/

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi MunchkinVCD! What are you doing at Topblogs? You crack me up so much! Hahaha! Thanks for the heads up! :)

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  14. Gracie says:

    wow! at sikat na si munchkinmommy! wala naman akong masabi. i think my hubby should bookmark your site :)

    Gracies last blog post..the dome

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  15. CalmYoSelf says:

    Congratulations!! You deserve to gloat! I can’t wait for your next post, you definitely have a new fan here! Keep up the great work

    CalmYoSelfs last blog post..Is Ruben Studdard Washed Up Already?

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  16. JO says:

    congratulations!!! do you also do this as a business [catering/baking]?

    I’m going to try some of your recipe here….

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Jo! Thank you! I’m not in the catering and baking business. Hee hee. It’s more of a duty to my family. :D But I’d love to someday be able to make money doing something that I enjoy…like baking. :)

    Please do let me know if the recipes work for you…if and when you get the chance to try them. :)

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