Overcoming Cynophobia: The first encounters

4th August (Meeting Mum and Dada) – We visited Yuuki in his place. Yuuki is so adorable and he behaved like an angel. In my mind I said: “If you will always be like this, how can I feel fear? Never.


The Bf tried tried to wake him by gently rubbing his tummy. He was awake for some seconds though, then fell back to sleep. I guess he is too young to be hyper, yet. Which is a good thing for me. HaHa!


We could’ve have brought him home but decided not to because he is only 3 weeks old. He is too fragile for a first timer like me.

13th August (Baby Sitting) – My brother’s girlfriend dropped Yuuki at our house so I could baby sit the pup while she’ll be away for some hours. This was our second meeting and it kind of served as a little practice for me. That day I discovered that aside from being a sleepy head the chap is a sweet little thing too! He loves to sleep over a human’s chest. Whoa!


I can’t wait to have him at our house permanently.

21st August (Preparations for his coming) – We went out to shop for puppy stuff. Aside the fact that it is costly, I’d say it was a fun thing to do. We got him a bed, a carry bag, puppy food, milk, and vitamins.

By the way, at the mall we’ve seen a few puppies but I still felt that I don’t want to be near them. 😦

27th August (Welcome Home Boy!) – After a visit with my dentist we went to see Yuuki and this time to bring him home!



Overcoming Cynophobia: My hope, my Yuuki

Contrary to my last post the puppy is more like a hope to me.

I was in the midst of sadness, confusion, and madness that time. I was asking a lot of questions to Him. Why? What? Where? I was like what the hell is happening Bruh! So I tested my what? Faith? That I asked for something impossible and astonished it was given right away. It was surreal ’cause I planned a lot of things, did them accordingly and was only given shit. But He gave me a puppy when I asked for one. To me the puppy was like a little gift of hope. So I named him Yuuki it means gentle hope.



I still can’t believe I will have a puppy. I am also surprised that I feel excited about it. A cynophobic is excited to have a dog? That doesn’t sound right in every angle, girl!

What’s inside the mind of a cynophobic?

For everyone who have read 20 Facts about Me are probably aware that I have a fear of dogs.

Flash back to my childhood days – I was playing “run away” from my aunt on a street of our subdivision when a dog ran after me. I tripped, fell on the ground and he jumped over me. It was a big, black, and scary dog. Luckily, the owner was there. Since then I see dogs as beasts. A creature that will not just bite but eat me. Something that hides its beastly form under a cute angelic face. They scare me when I see one, their barks sends chills to my veins and a vibe of death if they ever get close to me. That’s how I see them for a very long time.

Coincidentally,  my boyfriend likes dogs and they like him too. To me he is like a knight sans the shining armor who protects me from my own beasts. Aww.. How sweet? (For the knowledge of everyone, stray/street dogs are usual here in our country.) With one touch he turns these monsters back to being a dog. Getting a beast dog for the both of us is like a punch of joke. I always tease him that if we have one it should be kept inside an aquarium. If you are a dog lover you probably feel disgusted of me and that idea by now.

I had a crazy idea a month ago – this was the month when odds were against my plans. It was a crazy month for me. I thought of having a dog. For someone who is scared of dogs that is like a suicidal wish. Ha! Lucky I was, my brother’s girlfriend posted photos of their newly born puppies on Facebook and candidly I asked if I can have one. Guess what? She said yes. LOLs! I told my boyfriend about it and said he would buy the puppy for me. Woah! I can’t believe I am getting my suicidal wish. Or maybe it is not a bad idea at all. What do you think? 🙂

XO: Chia

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Sunday Gift: Sunset wallpaper

Another beautiful week had just ended. To wrap it up here’s another customized wallpaper for your techs! 😀

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Have a productive week ahead.

Thank you for dropping by!

XO, Chia

It is a Leche Flan, promise.

Hi there! Today I am going to share the sweet little project I did one Saturday afternoon. It was an ordinary Saturday. I went to work as usual then an idea popped in “Why not make a leche flan for my mom?” so I asked my colleagues and they all enthused me how to make one.

Ergo I asked my mom if we have these ingredients and bought some items needed at the grocery on my way home. (I have no problem buying grocery items I find it a lot easier than shopping for my clothes/shoes.)

  1. 10 eggs
  2. 1 can condensed milk
  3. 1 can fresh/evaporated milk
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Flan mold (Llanera)

Here comes the exciting part. Before I go further please know that I ace in my math subjects and art classes but cooking is not my strong suit. I really did try my best here, put my heart in this project, and was not in a bad mood when I did this. 🙂

Step 1. I just needed the egg yolk so I separated it from the white. Placed it in a mixing bowl then beat it.

Step 2. I poured the condensed milk into the bowl of beaten egg yolk, mixed it, added the fresh/evaporated milk, and mixed it again.

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Step 3. I heated the pan to melt the brown sugar until it became caramelized.

Step 4. Next, I poured the caramelized sugar into the flan mold. Spread it evenly. Waited for a couple of minutes then poured the yolk and milk mixture into the flan mold. I covered it with aluminum foil. Then placed it on a steamer for 30 minutes to an hour. Using a toothpick I checked if the leche flan was already cooked.

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Step 5. After steaming I placed it inside the refrigerator. (Yes, I was very excited I forgot to wait for awhile before refrigerating it. *head scratch*)

I was able to make 10 leche flan so I shared one to my Aunt and one to my boyfie.

DISCLAIMER: It may not look appetizing but it really taste like a leche flan. I made it especially sweet thus my mom and sibs loved it. I would swear they said it’s masarap/tasty.














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I KNOW!!!! I know… You can laugh as hard as you want. Even myself find it laughable too. HAHAHAHA

My boyfriend’s reaction when he saw this hurt me enough. He doesn’t even want to taste it. I made him close his eyes and gave him a spoonful of leche flan. (Poor guy, he doesn’t have a choice. LOLs)

I hope this post brought fun to your day.

Bye for now! *Flying kiss*

XOXO – Chia