Today, I got my DL card. This might be the worst application I ever had. I am not proud how I got this card, even it took me 8hrs. Hopefully, I won’t be in that same govt office anytime soon and I hope people and system will change for the better 5 years from now. #changeisgood#changeforthebetter#changenowornever#hopia
Local Hopia of the Year (thus far) goes to... Echague Bakery Hopia! .
Let me count the ways... from the buttery, flaky crust, to the golden, moist, compact core. .
I quite possibly have the best clients- friends -partners who indulge me in yet another #Hopia craving - so grateful to you @roysmiclat not just for being a Co advocate of true financial inclusion but for being a hopia enabler .
@dsl28 it’s the local counterpart of the awesome hopia you got me from China, which still holds top spot for uniqueness. Priceless. .
Hopia ranking: David’s & Echague Bakery - Tied for first place
Second: Poland Hopia
Third: Eng Bee Tin .
Polland is one of the most popular “hopia” (mung bean cake) joints in Manila, with the factory located along Mayon avenue in Quezon City.
I am lucky to live near as I can always drop by if I get that urge for a box of their hopia baboy (consists of wintermelon and pork bits) and other varieties like Mongo (mung bean), Ube (purple yam), Pinya (pineapple), Durian, and even have combinations like Ube-cheese. A box of 5 is only P45 (less than $1 USD) and fresh from the oven! They also have tikoy (sticky rice cake), lumpia (fresh spring rolls), and machang (hokkien sticky rice meat dumplings). Polland started as a business in 1966 by the Po family, immigrants from Fujian province in China. The factory is still churning out these baked sweets and there are times I can smell the sweet aroma when doing a morning walk.
I recommend getting their hopia baboy and black mongo! Their lumpia and machang is also very popular. Tikoy can be bought here all year round but with Chinese New Year fast approaching, this place will be packed!
Finally I got a copy of your book thru my dear cuz Ate Jing who is super supportive of me of becoming an Aldub fan 😍
Much relate ako sayo Menggay. I see much of myself in you although I think you have improved a lot but as for me I’m still struggling to have self-confidence & self-esteem. I’m still trying to please people though I know I don’t have to. When I was your age I was once dreamt of becoming an actress not only an actress but a stage actress. I want to sing like Lea Salonga and star in Les Miserables 😂 I really love singing so I joined the church choir here in Thailand & I’m a part of our Catholic community band though I always struggle due to high-pitched songs. I also would like to learn how to do voicing but.... (well excuses, excuses, excuses...) It’s been almost 5 years, not sure if I reached 10k hours doing it but I don’t see much improvement in what I do. I guess it all boils down to one’s self-confidence, self-esteem, patience & persistence to get better in whatever you find to do.
I also want to write & become a blogger but I don’t have the time & I’m always conscious with my grammar & what the other people might say about me (Yeah I know, I know I need to work this out 😅)
But don’t get me wrong ‘coz I’m happy with my career right now & I make sure I learn new things each day. Being a wife & a mother is also a tough profession which I’m still struggling to be good at 😅
I’m proud of what you’ve accomplished. Whenever I read articles or watch videos of your humble beginnings as actress, I always end up teary-eyed. The early Kalyeserye episodes are still my dose of good vibes & happiness. I remember watching it again & again after my miscarriage and those episodes never fail to make me kilig and smile... and most especially relief from that one painful episode of my life & I wanna thank you & Alden for that.
One more thing, my daughter copies your wacky faces & it makes me laugh and reminds me of you. She’s happy to know that you also love Japanese ramen just like her 😍
I hope you & Alden will end up together someday. Sana hindi #hopia 😅
May God bless your amazing journey. 😇 Cheers! 🥂
Aldub fangurl Rizza 😍