I’m a fruit LOL joking. I’m an obese kid turned fitness enthusiast who found love in baking. You can either find me in the gym or at home baking. And I’m a foodie as well!! FOOOOD!!! I’m from Manila, Philippines.
How did your interest in baking start and what do you love about baking?
I was supposed to go to a legit baking school but then the lockdown started so I started practicing on my own. Nico, my boyfriend, has a lot of cravings. My creations were mainly to satisfy both of their sweettooth. We both love Filipino bakery goods and desserts. Pan de coco, spanish bread, pan de sal, you name it. Good thing school pushed through as well.
As children, we all loved to combine different flavors in search for something new. Arina’s concept came from the love of Filipino bread and desserts, guided by the curiosity of a child. My goal is to surprise people with something unique while still making you feel at home with all your familiar childhood treats. I love how through baking I can make people happy. Baking is my love language.
Is baking a lot harder than it looks?
It is! It is very technical. It’s a science. And you also need to have baker’s math. You have to know why you do or put certain things. Like one over-whipped meringue, you end up with flat desserts or not the melt-in-your-mouth feel. Chocolates are very temperature dependent and whatnot.
What is your exercise regime like?
Right now, I’m mixing strength, agility and flexibility training. I also practice some animal flow from time to time. I usually do intense workouts for two consecutive days then followed by a rest day, and the cycle goes on.
If you could learn anything in this world, what will it be?
How to be a mentalist, hahahaha, like Patrick Jane from The Mentalist or maybe time-travel, if it’s possible.
Have you been in an embarrassing situation before that is funny now when looking back?
I guess getting drunk in Luneta Park for a game/contest. I was finishing a huge bottle of alcohol then I passed out. They said I had no pulse so I was rushed to the ER. It was alcohol poisoning. Anyway, never do that, kids.
Would you rather be able to taste colors or see smells?
I think I’ll go for being able to taste colors. I wonder what teal tastes like haha.
What turns you off on a date?
Hmm.. I guess when there’s nothing to talk about? I need conversations. Substance.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Peaches. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy is being able to express yourself or your individuality with confidence and just being YOU.
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