Chocolate Fire with The Ladies In Waiting:-)

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean we have to avoid restaurants and the  sights of lovey-dovey couples everywhere. Nope, we are an empowered women of God so we’ve got to celebrate this hearts day even if we are still waiting for our Adams to wake up:-)

And for this special date, we head on to Chocolate Fire which is located in Rufino corner Leviste Street in Makati City. I’ve been hearing much rave about this place but I haven’t been here yet so imagine my excitement when I finally stepped my feet inside this chocolatey resto.

Even if you are not a chocolate fanatic, you still wouldn’t help but be fascinated with the allure of the resto. The color palette of  Chocolate Fire’s interiors are very warm plus the feel is very warm and cozy. They’ve got mostly red and white chairs with wooden tables in the first floor and a nice combi of black couches, red and white chairs, wood installations, plus a dining area setup in one area on the second floor. Their second floor actually looks like a condo unit with the wash room, living room, dining area in there. The office of the manager could be the bedroom.

I won’t deny the fact that Chocolate Fire is really a nice place for lovers who would like to have sweet moments together while indulging in yummy chocolates. However, it is also perfect for friends who want to bond over chocolate milkshakes  or hot coffee while talking about life, love, career, and definitely anything under the sun. Busy people who are always on the go could also find solace in this place as Chocolate Fire could also pass for a piece of sanctuary especially for writers or those people who need to excrete their creative juices for a certain project.

And of course, how can we ever forget the reason why the resto is called Chocolate Fire? CHOCOLATES! I really went kooky upon seeing a wide array of chocolate selections by the counter. Man! That’s really a haven for chocolate lovers like me. The prices are not actually too costly as compared to other chocolate stores since you can get a small half-egg chocolate for only P15. They also have rich, imported strawberries dipped with good Belgian stuff as well as Pringles, blocks, and truffles.

Chocolate Fire also serve sandwiches and pasta  among other entrees so you really have a wide array of yummy selections that you can indulge yourelf on.

The only drawback? The calories!!!

But the best thing about this place and this first-time experience was that I could get to spend it with some of my most favorite people in the world:-)

One of the wonderful gifts that God is essentially blessing me with are the people surrounding my life now–be it with my family, or my old friends, or my colleagues, my classmates, or even with the people in the church. The latest inclusions in my bottle of happy pills are my Victory Group in VCF Malate. I feel really blessed to have found and be part of this group of ladies who are not only passionate with their crafts, but are also highly passionate about their love for God. They never fail to inspire me with their wonderful stories about Him and the things that God has been revealing or has revealed to them. Each and everyone of them has a really captivating story of how they found God and submitted their lives to Him. These ladies are one of the reasons why I believe that I am special to the Almighty Father:-)

Here’s to more delectable moments with these ladies I call my ‘sisters in Christ.’

Happy Heart’s Day lovely ladies!

Credits: Thanks cone for the fotos and wildaboutretail.com

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Bitter About Valentine’s Day? You Shouldn’t Be.

It’s the time of the year again–when heart-shaped stuff, flowers and chocolates are practically so in demand. Alright, it’s Valentine’s Day, so what’s the fuss? The fuss is that it’s not only a day of love and all, but it’s also tagged as the “Single Awareness Day.”

Bitter much?

If you’re single, you shouldn’t be. There are actually a million of ways you can do to enjoy and celebrate this special day of hearts. You don’t need to hunker down inside or avoid restaurants full of fawning couples and pretend that those myriad heart-shaped cards, candies, and balloons don’t exist. Don’t be too hard on yourself thinking that you’re not going to find true love again. The truth is, you will.

Let me share with you some essential reasons why you are still single:

1. Perhaps your Adam is still enjoying his deep sleep that’s why he hasn’t found you yet.
2. God is still preparing you spiritually, mentally, and emotionally so that when He’ll finally lead you the way to your Adam, you are already very much equipped with His words and you will no longer be swayed away from God’s purpose because of too much love for your partner.
3. God still wants you to understand the true meaning of love according to His standards.
4. God wants you to spend more time with Him first. He wants to get your full attention and He wants you to focus on Him first more than anyone else.
5. You haven’t really enjoyed your singlehood yet the way God wants you to enjoy it.
6. Maybe God is preparing you to do a mighty work for Him and He knows that just one wrong man could ruin His purpose for you.

It’s not really about your physical looks or your job or any other reasons that this world is putting in your face on why you are still single. You are single now for a purpose and that purpose is from the Almighty God. The least you can do now is to enjoy this wonderful season of your life with God. Singlehood is the shortest season of your life so don’t think that you’ve waited long enough. Just continue to be excited for that wonderful moment when God will finally usher in that man He specially created for you, because for sure, he is worth the wait:-)

Never compromise or put down your standards just because you think you’re already getting old and you need a husband or you want to get married as soon as possible. God placed a high value on you so you should value yourself the way God values you. So when people jest you and tell you: “choosy ka pa?” Answer them with a crisp YES because you have the right to be. You are God’s princess and you deserve to have the best:-)