Sunday, November 25, 2012

If Music be the Food of Love, Play on

I promised myself I won't blog about my work. Yes, I made it Rule No. 1 when I got myself hooked in this blogging world. Since writing is my way of relaxing from the hurly-burly of my job, I told myself my blogs will only be about  my hobbies --- cooking, crochet, dogs, plants, (family? maybe...) and personal journeys. I've mentioned that in my notes About this Site and About the Author

Well, I can't help mentioning how my involvement in a government project has kept me real busy the past weeks (months actually!) almost bringing me to panic mode at times, enough to set me scratching myself all over, that would call for some doses of antihistamine. 

Last Friday, we finally celebrated the launching of the project although in reality the real work has just barely begun! And so that day, I had to go home earlier than usual to take that much needed rest. I enjoyed a bit of luxury by sleeping from 7:00 pm till 5:00 am! My first after a long while! 

But then, there's still the best luxury to culminate the week--- that of having Saturday breakfast with Billy, my husband, while enjoying classical music on air. Simply majestic! Such soothing and comforting music! I have always loved listening to classical music even as a child but it was my first time to listen to these violin concertos straight from "The Four Seasons" and Venice Baroque album by Antonio Vivaldi.  The selections are part of the Venezia Art-Photobook and CD package that Billy brought home after coming from a 10-day trip to Venice where he presented his research paper in mathematics.
 
 If you would like to enjoy the selection in full, just play the video below while reading on.
Billy goes home every Saturday from a week-long work from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna. Hmmm... Yes, I'm a week-end wife! And this is precisely why I cherish Saturdays and Sundays because it's the only time our whole family could be together!

The Saturday breakfast would usually consist of the famous Jollibee "Pinoy Langhap Sarap" (Filipino Smells Delicious) Chicken Joy meal. I would make a combination from the variety of meals so that my kids and I get to have a taste of everything from the assorted chicken, corned beef and beef tapa meals, with fried egg and rice. 

For this Saturday, I imagined myself seated in one of the best concert halls in the world while having breakfast which I concluded with the chocolate cupcake baked by our eldest daughter, Ayana Grace.
I arrived home Friday night to find her baking these but the sleepiness overpowered my enthusiasm to have a taste of it. Well, I can say that Ayana Grace has been growing up fast in my kitchen laboratory these past days and weeks. The cupcakes don't only look good, they taste good as well! Just enough sweetness despite the icing. Sssshhhh....I hate to confess that I, myself, am not good at this craft of making icing. Doesn't that call for a partnership in the near future? 

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! I enjoyed (and still am enjoying) mine. :)

By the way, did you like the violin selections? What classical music do you like best?
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Note: The title of this post is a quote from Shakespeare's work, "Twelfth Night" where Duke Orsino in Act 1 Scene 1 says:
"If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die..."

7 comments:

  1. You are lucky to have your family complete (even only on weekends) I wish I had my three kids around the area so we could at least be around each other during weekends or so.

    Thanks for the blog love. and oh btw, i love your hair in your profile. Im planning to have my hair cut short so I'm looking around for what suits me hihihi, Thanks!
    Malou

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    1. Your comment is a warm greeting today, thank you! I only wear one or two hairstyles alternately---either the bob cut or the siete. :) Have a great day ahead!

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  2. I love classical music, too! The Four Seasons is one of my favorites, too. I love music alot! What lovely weekends for you and your family and those cupcakes look amazing!Thank you for sharing your lovely post and for coming by and sharing on my blog. God bless you!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, thanks for coming over. So glad you like my post. Hope to see you again here! :)

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  3. It sounds like your weekends are lovely and like your daughter is learning in your kitchen. The cupcakes look amazing.
    Debi

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  4. I forgot to thank you so much for sharing this post at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 29.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

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    1. You are so welcome, Debi! Oh yes, we enjoy family time on weekends. Thanks for dropping by!

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