The big 25.

Here comes the big 25. Phew!

To be honest, I am trying not to freak out. For some reason, the number is such a huge jump from 24 just because it signifies a quarter of my life (sure, I’d be the type to live to a hundred). 25 just really demands a higher level of maturity and accomplishment, and quite frankly, I’m not sure I’m already there.

Since I woke up this morning, I feel no different. I’m still very much the carefree woman I know who tries to keep the real worries of life at bay. And I’m wondering how I’m going to get through this day without going berserk on making the “right” life plans just because I turned 25. Just because.

I better hang on to my seat because I don’t think life will be generous enough to slow down from this point.

I forget.

I tell people I easily forget.

Half the time, it’s true. Half the time, it’s simply a convenient way of evading the unforgettable. Tell people I don’t remember and just like that, I’m off the hook.

But always, there’s that familiar tug, a remark, a face, a memory that opens up and still has the ability to bewitch me.

By saying out loud that I have forgotten, it ceases to exist to others.

By saying out loud I do not remember, none of it could have ever happened.

Now, where did I leave those bedroom slippers?

O&Co. Opens in Central Square

Oliviers & Co. is already open in Central Square, BGC! I know, I am three and a half weeks late in sharing this bit of awesome news to you guys. That’s what happens when I get too absorbed (obsessed?) with work: my life updates in this blog gets stalled.

So yes, we opened the first Oliviers & Co. store in the Philippines last July 27. We sell high quality olive oils, balsamic vinegars, truffle oils, tapenades, sauces (by Michelin-star chefs from Europe, no less!), and so much more. Price points are higher than your usual, but I guess that is expected in products that come from key olive oil producing countries in Europe. If my savings account would allow me to stock up our kitchen with purely O&Co. products, I would have by now. Ha ha!

If you’re into gourmet cooking at home, you should visit the store. Almost all products are available for tasting and the store staff can cook real food for you to try. Hope to see you there soon!