Monday, June 30, 2008

Inventory in the 'dungeon'

Everyone needs a break at work... in Braynard's case, he had to dressed appropriately to head down to the "dungeon" for inventory.

Fun at work... June 2008
No belt... duct/duck tape works too!

Fun at work... June 2008
Braynard and Joanna

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A busy weekend for high school graduates (their families and friends)... with graduation ceremonies, parties and celebrations going on.

To Caitlin Milizia, Julianne Carlson and Heather Ziccarelli ...
Congratulations graduates!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Project Connect Charity Bake Sale - Week 2

A successful week 2 and also our last day of bake sale despite moments of strong winds, rain and thunderstorms...

Project Connect Charity Bake Sale - Week 2 Project Connect Charity Bake Sale - Week 2
We held down the bake sale fort and tent! :P

Project Connect Charity Bake Sale - Week 2 Project Connect Charity Bake Sale - Week 2
Our baked goods menu.... before and after!

Project Connect Charity Bake Sale - Week 2
We did it!!

Ayu's birthday...

Many happy returns of the day
and a
Happy Birthday Ayu!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Claire!

Many happy returns of the day
and a
Happy Birthday to you Claire!!
lotsa love,
Sherene & Peter

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Minah!

Here's a picture from Summer of 2000...

Sher & Minah

Happy Birthday Minah!!!
lotsa love...
Sherene & Peter

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I was reading up on one of my favorite photography/videography (wedding related) blogs and it just occured to me that I have not shared it here on my blog. I absolutely love their work - all of it!! StillMotion from Canada - you are welcome to capture / film / snap / choreograph what ever you want me to do for you to capture those amazing visuals!!

They have just made a demo... and I have it embedded and linked here!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wedding Cakes by Premier Pastry

Mother knows best!! Peter and I received the contact of Premier Pastry from Nancy whose colleague, Tracy shares a business together with our baker extraordinaire Phillip. When I looked at the cake flavors... I knew I was in cake heaven! Premier got me at Chocolate and Truffles and Raspberry!!

Philip is really nice and very accomodating to schedule and meet with Peter and I on early Sunday morning at their Rochester studio since I could not make it before their closing time from Buffalo. I was not only impressed - I wanted a bigger slice of our cake sample!! Peter stopped me from greedily gobbling my favorite cake up so that I can save some for Nancy, Mario, Sharon, Michele and Lori to try.

Wedding cakes by Premier Pastry Wedding cakes by Premier Pastry
Aren't they beautiful?!!

Wedding Cakes by Premier Pastry
I think the cake with the toadstools and ferns is soo adorable!!

Wedding cakes by Premier Pastry
So pretty to look and I am sure they are all very VERY yummy to eat!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Project Connect Charity Bake Sale

Saturday morning and the IA staff, family and friends cheerfully set up tent for our charity bake sale. Who has school spirit? WE DO!!

Created with flickrSLiDR.

Doing our part for community service... join us next weekend, Saturday, 6/28 at UB South Campus's Allen Lot from 8:00 - 1:00p.m. or support our cause by donating to our Virtual Bake Sale.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Baking 101

Joanna and I baked up a storm for our office's Charity Bake Sale... while we were busy making a lotta cookies... Peter sat nicely in front of his mega laptop playing games while supervising us girls :P

Baking 101

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hail storm in June!

A hail thunder storm just passed by the UB north campus - it was my first time ever seeing hail almost the size of golf balls and in the middle of June too!

Here are picture taken by Braynard from our office and me...

Hail in June
Hail storm - June 16th, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Last evening, Bethany & Binh a.k.a. Binthany celebrated with family and friends on their upcoming nuptials with a wedding reception in Toronto before flying across the ocean back to Penang for a 3 days wedding celebration (ceremony, another reception and more!) Sharon & Amelia (who's back in Singapore) could not make the short trip north... but Chele and the Milizias' were there to represent!

Bethany & Binh's Wedding Reception
Congratulations Bethany & Binh!
Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!
Have a safe flight to Penang and enjoy yourselves on your honeymoon!

Bethany & Binh's Wedding Reception
With the bride and groom...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June & Kelvin's Wedding

June and Kelvin celebrated their wedding on June 7th, 2008 back home in Penang. Peter and I couldn't be there, but nevertheless, we wish them much happiness and exciting adventures as they start their life together as husband and wife. We also cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures!! Have a safe journey back to Boston!

Here's a photo mosaic I made of their beautiful day. Photos are taken by their wedding photographer Ke Wynn of Whizarts who is also our Penang wedding photographer this December :)

June & Kelvin's wedding
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Lotsa love..
Sherene & Peter

**For more pictures by Ke Wynn of June & Kelvin's wedding, check out Whizarts's blog HERE!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Wine tasting - summer 2008

This past Saturday, Elouise 'Weez', Paul, Joanna, Peter and myself headed to the finger lakes wine region - to Lake Seneca for our annual pilgrimage of wine tasting. Peter found a new winery - 3 Brothers Winery and what an adventure we had there in addition to the other wineries we had frequented in the past. We also made stops at Ventosa Vineyards, Belhurst Castle (and was lucky enough to witness a wedding out in the lawn in progress - got a great big picture of how our ceremony would be like :P and went down to the railway tracks and dock), Billsboro Winery and our last stop at Anthony Road Winery and its growing garden.

Lake Seneca - Summer 2008
Our day on Lake Seneca...

Where's the train Paul?

The manly men...

Created with flickrSLiDR.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Best days... warm summer days!

And it's finally hot, hOt, HOT outside! Temperature rose to a beautifully warm summer kind of a day in the high 80s (possibly low 90s). You all know what that means... fun time splish splashing around in the pool!!

So, grab your bikinis ladies (and trunks or board shorts for you men) and let's hit the pool!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Pretty red hued irises from my front garden.... I missed seeing them last year when I went home for the summer and it was the first time it bloomed to since I had them transplanted from Nancy's back garden. And this time, at two years old... they are blooming-full!

Irises from Sher's garden

Monday, June 02, 2008

In D.C.

This past week I was in Washington DC attending a work related conference - and in the very few and spare moments I had, I was able to meet up with Lauren who had recently moved to the city to start a new chpater in her life. In between job interviews, Lauren managed to share some free time and brought my co-worker Raymond, another friend Jill and I to an amazing food joint. She brought us to Teaism - a tea house and restaurant which I am so in love with!! I enjoyed the bowl of Salmon Ochazuke so very much and am craving for it! They also sell a very yummy salt-oat cookie... yumMm!

As of this morning, I received an sms from Lauren that she had received a job offer from one of the interviews she had last week. Congratulations Lauren!! I am so excited for her! Lauren's goal is to get a federal job, thus the move to DC. I hope this new job offer will open many, many doors for her to reach her goal. I was also able to meet up with another friend Jeff who works with the Feds. And introducing Lauren and Jeff was a great idea - this way, when Lauren needs advice about securing a federal job or some advice, she has someone who knows what is going on.

DC in May 2008
Lauren by her apartment/condo complex in DC.