One day in the first week of December, I decided to check on my favorite blogger, Kikay Runner. She had this contest, a partnership with her high school friend Georgia. They were giving away MACARONS (single O, not misspelled!) for the winner who gives the best answer to this question:
What will you do with a dozen Empire Macarons?
I really did not think I’d win, but the pictures looked luscious so I decided to post in a comment (my contest entry, consequently). The limit was 50-75 words only, so you can count it and I’m within the limits haha.
This was the winning answer:
The macarons shall serve as an embodiment of building sweet and different-flavored relationships. =) I will give 11 of the macarons to 11 interesting people I hardly know (tough on the outside) and want to get to know more by 2011 (chewy on the inside). The last macaron, I shall save for myself as a symbol of realigning the crusty parts of me that needs to be made chewy.
Alright! So I did my end of the bargain! Of course, I knew my sister and the rest of my family will not let the box of Empire Macarons unscathed. So I decided to order an extra box. And it arrived last night! Voila, les macarons!! Oh lala!
And here are the eleven interesting people I’d want to get to know more for 2011. They are my officemates (I had wanted to give some to my fellow bloggers too but due to the geographic constraints, I decided to reward the early bookworms in the office instead. I have a full year to build new and wonderful relationships with a lot of online people and the people at work.)
Whenever I enter the office, the first person I see is Miss Roda. She is the earliest of the bookworms! She’s pretty and she’s good with SPED kids, aside from editing books.
Next, I gave a macaron to Sir Ayer, who I see to be one of the coolest people in the office! And yeah, Palanca awardee. Hahaha. I was actually afraid to tell him the link of my blog site. But good thing I did, because we learned something interesting about him today.
I also gave one to Kuya Henry, our underground source of sandwiches in our hungriest moments in the office. But I am not supposed to say that right?
Miss Agot is also one of the people I wanted to give my macarons to because she emanates a lot of positive and industrious vibes in the office… And we usually share the same table during lunch. I have such high respect for her.
And then there’s Katt. I am getting to know her already and I will always remember her as the girl in the Korean black stocking. LOL. Let’s keep blogging together and visiting each other’s websites like mutually chronic fanatics! hahaha.
One of the things that make office life so much fun is when you “chat” with techie peeps like Resty, who knows how to maximize the office bandwidth and is the king of multitasking. I actually have a lot of things to say, but I’ll save it for my other posts.
I also gave a macaron to my “sugar and spice and everything nice” boss, Miss Lovelle. Words are not enough to say how grateful I am for her guidance.
And my fashionista editor slash freelance photo model friend, Daphne, chose the peanut flavored macaron. She temporarily traded in her photography poise for this photo opp with the macaron of her choice.
Mark (aside from being Resty’s “bestfriend”) is a very smart person who can imitate the voice of Doraemon’s Nobita at will. LOL. He is also a fan of many news sites.
Here’s Shalani Soledad, er, Pamela (LOL Pam, sorry ’cause I bullied you back here! haha). She is my nearest desk neighbor and also my favorite bully of all time. LOL.
And I gave a macaron to one of the most skilled and highly respected editors of our country, our Editor in Chief, Mr. Alain Padilla. I’m quite scared of him but I decided that Christmas is one of the few and the best times to break the ice and give a macaron:
Chewy 2011 for my chosen 11 indeed!
Harvey (my sister) and I absolutely loved the macarons, too. I said in my answer that I’d only eat one. But since we had two boxes at home, I got to eat THREE! LOL. THREE stands for I LOVE MACARON. Also, I LOVE GEORGIA (the one who owns the Macaron business). It was super yummy; it did not disappoint my taste buds. It’s the type of dessert that lingers in your head even days after you have tasted it.
Thanks Kikay Runner! I am your fan! And now, I am also Georgia’s Empire Macaron fan!
XOXO! Yummy Christmas!