Tuesday, December 04, 2012


I forgot to tell you about this!

My life is surreal. First, Rissa Mananquil Trillo then Lucy Torres Gomez. Now Cecile Zamora Van Straten. I have only met Cecile thrice in my life and all those times involved food. The first time was the opening of Pepper Lunch at Power Plant and she personally attended to our table, showing us how to cook our food. The second time was at Cibo Greenbelt 5, when she sent over dessert for my friend Kate who was eating dinner with me. The third time was at Via Mare, when we all had merienda with author Samantha Sotto and then Cecile offered to take me and my son Vito home. There's always food with Cecile! That's why when I think of Cecile Van Straten, I think of food.

Yes, I am deriving pleasure from typing their full names. It's my way of convincing myself that important people read my blogs because I still can't believe it!

Thank you so much to everyone who take the time to visit Topaz Horizon and Topaz Mommy. All of you inspire me! God bless you all for the encouragement and support. Mwah!

UPDATE: Four times pala! The last time I met Cecile was at the launch of Magnum ice cream bar and we were surrounded by trays and trays of Belgian ice cream and coolers upon coolers of Magnum. So food pa rin!


  1. Me too! And I'm get kilig kapag nagrereply ka sa tweet ko!

  2. I don't have a double-barrelled name and I may not be famous, but maybe I can encourage you more - I read you too and I like your authenticity. Keep up the great writing and the fab living!

  3. Exactly how I felt (this kind of happiness) when I saw my blog link on your sidebar.
    Actually, I still feel the same way each time I visit your blog and see my link here.
    Come to think of it, an important person linked my blog! How incredible is that?
    Thank you, Frances, for all the inspiration!

  4. You are my idol, Miss Frances! Your elegance, your strong personality, sweet smile, brisk and no-nonsense ways really make me want to be like you even just a little! :)

  5. Aww. Thanks so much, Giday, Erika, Jules, Aileen and Aicha! =D

  6. happy new year Frances!


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