Monday, June 30, 2008

WS - Sunflower Egg Mosaic Art Project

Last Saturday, after watching Kung Fu Panda. I started my Sunflower Egg Mosaic Art Project. I hope, I will finish it as soon as possible (",)

Our New Pup

Her name is Sydney. That's the name my kiddo wanted for the newest member of the Addams family, that's us! She's a pure breed Rottweiler, 2 months old. We just got her today. After dropping Kulit to school earlier. We went to the vet, Dr. Hans, to see her. He gave Sydney a pill for deworming. After a week, we will be back there again for some shots she needs.

Manic Monday #123

What sound or noise do you love?
My hubby's light snoring. hehe!

What sound or noise do you hate?
drilling sound

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
not attempt but more of a wishful thinking... be a pilot!

What profession would you not like to do?
a librarian

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Foodshot Sundays - Maty's Tapsihan

The husband been telling me since Friday that he wants to eat "Tapsilog" (Tapa-Sinangag-Itlog) at Maty's. It's located in Dongalo, Paranaque. Today, Tin is here. She's also a fanatic of that kind of food. So, off we went. Even my Lil'One loves their "Si-Log" ( fried garlic rice & sunny-side up egg). Me, I also like their "Tapsilog", besides it tastes good and cheap. It also makes me nostalgic about my childhood. The house we used to live in is still there and just 3 houses apart from the Tapsihan where we ate. But it has deteriorated so much that it lost her beauty. Anyways, it's good to be there again (",)

Pacquiao Smashed Diaz!!!

Manny Pacquiao won over David Diaz. Literally, he smashed the face of Diaz. Diaz suffered several cuts on his face. It was a 9th round knock-out! From Super Featherweight Champion, he is now the WBC Lightweight Division Champion. Making him the 9th boxer in the world, first in Asia, that garnered a quadruple world title champion. Grabe, galing talaga ng pinoy! (",) Click here to see.

Camera-Critters Weekend #12

Camera Critters

"Higad" is the name of this creature here in the Philippines, also known as, the caterpillar. They are voracious feeders and are considered pests in plants.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

After weeks of waiting for the husband to ask us if we want to watch this movie, at long last, we watched Kung Fu Panda. A very hilarious movie from start to finish. Po, the big fat panda, made my tummy ached so much from laughing, hehehe! The Furious Five; Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper and Crane, are pretty amazing with their martial arts moves. My kid is acting it out, the kicking and turning! I like the most is the character of Master Oogway, the turtle. He is so wise and gentle. I love what he said to Po, "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that is why, it is called a present." One great movie, that is a must to see!

Turon Triangles

I used the square wanton wrapper tucked in my refrigerator rather the traditional lumpia wrapper bought in wet supermarkets. I have some left-over when I did the recipe of "Fried Cheesedog Dumplings", click here for the recipe. And instead of putting strips of sweetened langka, which I didn't have. I add cheese as an alternative.

makes 24 pieces.

  • 2 medium pcs of ripe plantain bananas (saging na saba)
  • 1/2 cup of grated quickmelt cheese
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 24 pcs square wanton wrappers
  • 1 pc egg white
  • 2 cups of cooking oil for deep-frying


Slice into twelve each piece of banana. Lay a wanton wrapper on a flat surface. Brush all sides with egg white. Put a slice of banana at the center. Top with a teaspoon of grated cheese and half teaspoon of brown sugar. Form a triangle. Sealing all the sides. Do the same to the rest.

In a pan, over medium fire. Heat oil thoroughly but not smoking hot. Drop carefully each triangle. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook until light brown. Turn to have an even browning. This would only take a few seconds. Drain in a colander.


PH - Bright

My kid playing under the scorching heat of the bright sun. Taken last summer at Coco Beach Island Resort, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Phils.

Friday, June 27, 2008

My Happy Fried Rice

This fried rice recipe doesn't fail me to bring a smile to my child's face. Even the husband loves it! I hope you enjoy it too, as well!


  • 1/4 cup of cooking oil
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 2 pcs jumbo hot dog, cut lengthwise & sliced diagonally
  • 2 heaping cups of cooked rice, mash to separate grains
  • a good pinch of fine salt
  • 1/2 tsp iodized coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, add more if you want
  • a teaspoon of liquid seasoning


In a wok, over medium-high fire, heat moderately. Put 1/3 of oil. Break the eggs over the pan. Add a good pinch of fine salt. Stir the eggs. Cook until half-done only. Put on top of the mashed rice.

Put the rest of the cooking oil in the pan. Fry for 20 seconds the hotdogs. Dump all the rest of the ingredients in the pan. Mix until well-blended. Cover. Stirring often. Cook until rice is fluffy.

Serve hot.

Feast One Hundred & Ninety Five


What is the weather like today where you live?
Humid and hot.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how career-minded are you?
5. I love being a stay-at-home mom!


What type of window coverings do you have in your home? Blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.?

Main Course

Name something that instantly cheers you up.
my two favorite boys, food & cooking, of course!


How many times do you hit the snooze button on a typical morning?
Hardly. My morning is very busy as always!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WW - Cake & Bread Slices From Goldilocks Bakeshop

Yen's QOTW #21

1. Which do you dislike the most, pop-up ads all over your screen or spam e-mails?
I don't like both.

2. When your plate has different foods on it do you usually mix all the foods
together, keep them all separate, or do you combine only certain foods?

3. Have you ever snooped in your significant others things? How does it feel?
Nah. It sounds silly.

4. Describe your morning ritual to me.
I wake up at 7am. Take a pee. Wash my face. Gurgle. Check my blood sugar. a shot of insulin. Have a light breakfast. Do some household chores. Sometimes blog like today :) Cook breakfast for my two boys. Prepare my kiddo for school. Bath time. Eat brunch. Accompany my child to school.

5. You run in to a friend while out shopping. Where are you?
Grocery or Kitchenwares of SM.

6. Would you rather miss the beginning or the end of a movie? If you had to?
end of a movie.

7. Which is worse? Being in a place that is too loud or too quiet?
too loud!

8. Which is worse? Being under age or being over the hill?
I think, over the hll.

9. What kind of perfume do you wear?
GAP simply white

10. Would you rather change your past or know your future?
Neither. I would'nt change my past or attempt to know my future. I love life can offer me right now, may it be bad or good. I know I will learn from it and for that, it will make me a stronger and wiser person. Makes me appreciate everything in life!

Salted Fish Yang Chow

  • 5 pcs dried salted herring (tuyo), lightly fried & flaked
  • 2 pcs eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsps & 3 tbsps cooking oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely pounded
  • 3 small pcs (100 grams) red ripe tomatoes, finely minced
  • 4 slices of sweet ham, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cups cooked white rice, mashed to separate grains
  • 1 sachet (8 grams) all-in-one seasoning granules
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp liquid savor
  • a good sprinkle of iodized coarse salt
  • 2 tbsps of finely minced carrot (optional)
  • a handful of minced spring onion


In a large wok, place over medium-high fire, heat thoroughly. Put 2 tbsps of oil. Pour the beaten eggs. Let it cook until half-done (the top of the egg should still be shaky and wet). Slide it into a plate. Set aside.

In the same pan, pour the rest of the oil. Add garlic. saute until rich golden brown. Follow with tomatoes. Cook until limp. Put the flaked tuyo and ham. Stir-fry for 15-20 seconds. Dump the rice. Add the next-five ingredients and put back the eggs. Mix. Make sure to shred the eggs. Cover. Stirring often. Cook until rice is fluffy.

Remove from heat. Sprinkle spring onion on top. Serve hot. If you want, top it with sunny-side up egg.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


As I was about to start cooking dinner. When i open our faucet... viola! no water! Grrr! our water supply lately is very erratic. Outside before you reach our village you will see a lot of pipes leaking. Even if you report it to the authorities. There is no action done.

Hayyy! Usually, by ths time the water supply is fine until 11 pm. It's really hard to cook and clean afterwards the kitchen if your water is limited. Got so irritated. The husband even told me not to cook anymore and just have our food delivered. But I didn't feel like it. I just continue what I had started. While doing so, our Lil'one asked me, "Ma, are you okay?" (Ma, ok ka lang?). I said, "No, I'm not okay." and asked him why? He told me, "I thought your mad at me because your angry." I told him, "I'm not mad at you. Why would I be mad at you? It's just that, I'm so irritated that there's no water again!" He just gave a big hug and kissed me on the cheek. sweet, isn't he? My kiddo maybe makulit but he's also very sweet and affectionate. In an instant he can make me smile, takes away my being irritated. This is one of the good things of being a mom.... priceless!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Foodshot Sundays - "Binalot-style Binagoongan"

My first time to join. I saw this meme from my sis-in law's blog, Clark & Butchay's Blog. Thanks. For my entry, I'd like to share this photo, my own version of "Binalot-style Binagoongan". Here is the recipe, as well...

  • 2 tbsps cooking oil
  • 3 big cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 1 medium (35 grams) of red onion, finely minced
  • 1 medium (35 grams) red plump tomato, finely minced
  • a slab (250 grams) of pork belly (liempo), cut at 1/2" cubes
  • 1/4 tsp cracked peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp all-in-one seasoning or 1/2 tsp iodized coarse salt
  • 3 tbsps (60 grams) raw shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 pcs finger chilis (sili na pang-sigang)
  • a heaping teaspoon of light brown sugar
  • 1 pc (100 grams) eggplant, cut into four & quartered
  1. In a pan or wok, place over medium-high fire. Heat thoroughly but not smoking hot. Add oil and garlic. Saute until garlic is rich golden brown. Follow with onion and tomato. Cook until soft.
  2. Put pork, cracked peppercorns and all-in-one seasoning. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add in the bagoong. Saute until aromatic, about a minute or two.
  3. Pour water. Mix. Cover. Bring to boil. Then, lower fire, gently bubble away for 15 minutes. Mix. Lid back on. Cook for another 15 minutes.
  4. Increase fire to medium, put the chilis, brown sugar and eggplant. Mix until blended. Cover. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until eggplant is done but not overcook.
  5. Serve with steaming rice, salted egg, slices of tomato and garlic-vinegar dip.

Weekend Snapshot - Goofing With The Camera

Yesterday, we experienced a typhoon, named Frank. It got heavy rains and strong winds. It flooded our street and our backyard. Hubby and I, we goofed around with the camera because there's nothing else to do! There's no electricity, early in the morning until the afternoon. We can't use the tv or blog! (",) In the photo above, Hubby is holding a little froggy. A half an inch frog... that's how small it is!!!

Do You Have A Bad Girl Reputation?

Your Reputation Is: Sweet Girl

While you're well known, there's nothing to worry about.

You're reputation is mostly good - as good as any rep can be.

World Class Profession - Tag

Tagged by Mommyallehs. Thank you sis!


1. Copy and paste everything to a new post and Add your name next to your profession (or profession-to-be for undergrads) in the list. Make sure your name is linked to your blog/webbie.

Tip: For easier capture of links, paste into your blog using the “Visual” (for WP) and Compose (for Blogger) modes (not Edit HMTL or HTML).

2. If your profession is not in the list then simply add it to the correct alphabetical place. For example, if you want to add PLUMBER then it should be placed in between ONCOLOGIST and QUEEN.

3. Tag as many people as you can and witness how your technorati will explode!

4. Don’t forget to link back . In your case, link back to Arlene.


Blogger -
Doctor -
Nurse - Mckhoii,
Stay-at-Home-Mom - Mai, Alpha, Yen, Mommyallehs, C.A.,
Secretary- Arlene
Teacher -
University Employee- Suzanne
Work-at-Home-Mom- Liza,

Tagging the ff:

Manic Monday #122

Manic Monday Logo

Are you a talker or a listener? Is it ever possible to really be both?
I'm both a talker and a listener. Yes, it is possible.

Do you think God has a sense of humor?
Of course, yes!

Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever experienced it?
No, I don't believe in love at first sight. No, I haven't experience it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Camera-Critters Weekend #11

Camera Critters

Our dear Luigi playing with his favorite toy. This is also my first time to join this meme (",)

Flame Of Friendship

Got tagged by Yen. Thanks girl!

The Flame of Friendship.
A symbol of spirit of unity.
The burning icon of love.
Undying picture of hope.
The hot symbol of oneness.
The Flame of Friendship.

And now it’s your turn to flame yourself! Meet new friends. Discover friendship. Make bonds.

Copy this post starting from the PICTURE ABOVE to the end and add your blog on the list below.

Let’s start FLAMING!

+ The People Who Accepted The Flame of Friendship +
Tiklaton: We are the witness
Janeth Vicy’s Life Journey
My Precious
Jean’s Live it Up…
Sharz - Pangit’s Journey In The States
JAM-Life:Thoughts & Inspirations
The Sweet Life
Me and Mine
D' Cooking Mudra

OOOPSS!! Don’t forget to invite your friends!

I'm tagging the ff:
Dana & Debbie
Jean Marie

Jollibee Breakfast Meals

Because of the bad weather, I got up late this morning, around 10 am. Not for the reason that lying in bed is good right now. But for the fact that I can't sleep straight. The strong winds been blowing so hard, making our Mango tree sway over our roof, making a screeching sound!

The husband asked if we could have Jollibee breakfast meals delivered. I said, yes without any hesitation. I did not feel like slaving myself in the kitchen and for the fact, that my tummy is growling, meaning I'm hungry. It's way past my breakfast time which is around 7 am after my insulin shot.

Breakfast meals in Jollibee is one of my family's favorite, The husband loves the Longganisa Meal, that's way before when he was still my boyfriend up until now. The Lil'One learned to love their pancakes. While, I love their tapa and longganisa too! Even our dear Luigi loves the garlic fried rice. I even left him some of my tapa to enjoy with garlic fried rice.

Storm Frank

Our flooded street.

Since yesterday, it was gloomy because of the heavy rains storm Frank been giving us. When I got up this morning. I saw our street been flooded with rain water, until now as I'm typing this (buti na lang sa labas lang ng bahay hindi sa loob!). Even our backyard been like that too. Plus the fact, that as early as 4 am this morning the electricity died on us. Fortunately, after several hours it came back, at around 1 pm. A great relief for me! I thought it will be gone again for a long time. Like what happened when storm Milenyo hits Manila two years ago. We did not had electricity, for 7 straight days! What a week of discomfort!.... and a very traumatic experience!

According to the husband, who's always updated about the current news. The weather here in Manila will be like this for several days, about a week. Nyaaayy! The good thing about storm Frank is, it's not humid and hot anymore. But I bet, after several days of rain water in flooded areas, lots of mosquitoes will be lurking around again! tsk, tsk, tsk!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

"Breaded Pork Fillet"

  • 600 grams pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp all-in-one seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 fine salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • about 2 cups of cooking oil
seasoned breading:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


Wash and clean the pork. Pat-dry. Remove the skin. Slice thinly into long large straps. Put in a large bowl. Put the next-five ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Stand aside for several minutes.

Meanwhile, in a pan or wok, heat oil over medium-high fire until smoking hot. While waiting, put the ingredients for the seasoned breadcrumbs in a clean paper bag or large plastic. Mix.

Put the marinated pork fillet into the paper bag. Add in some air. Seal. Shake gently until pork is well-coated with seasoned breading.

Gently stretch the pork fillet into long straps before putting it into the hot oil. Make sure not to over crowd the pan. Do this in batches until done. Drain in lots of paper towels.

Serve with steaming rice and catsup. You can also partner this recipe with any sauteed veggies.

Photo Hunt 115 "Water"

Our boat trip going to Coco Beach Island Resort, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Phils. last summer. Actually, I was taking a photo of my kiddo while he was enjoying the ride. But the trip was too bumpy because of the big waves. I can't keep my hand steady. Anyways, the picture was great! I got it while the water is splashing. Perfect for this week's theme!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Is Noodle Day For My Lil'One

Today, is Lucky Me's Instant Pancit Canton Day or Noodle Day! That is, every Friday! That's the deal I had with my Lil'One. He is only allowed to eat instant nooodles once a week. He loves it so much, particularly instant pancit canton and goes ga-ga over it! I know, it is unhealthy because of the high level content of sodium and mono-sodium glutamate (MSG). That is why, it is only taken once a week. And also, a little reward for him after being a good kid in school.

After we got home from school, I immediately went to the kitchen, washed my hands and cooked 2 packs of instant pancit canton for his merienda. As he was putting his school bag in its proper place, changing his clothes and putting his school lunch box to the sink. You can see the eyes of my kiddo twinkling with glee! That's how much he loves noodles specially this one! The commercial of this product is true.... anti-sumpong.... anti-lowbat (",)

In the photo, my Lil'One is showing off his favorite Pancit'on (that's what he calls it!), in his two favorite flavors, "Kalamansi" (green package) and the "Sweet-Spicy" (orange package).


For this year, I am the one who will be accompanying my kiddo to school and fetching him from it, sometimes the husband, if he wanted to or if I need to be somewhere else. Unlike before, he had a school service. This time, I had a hard time finding a school service for him, in which, he will be picked up here in our house, 30 minutes prior his school time starts. When he was in grades 1 & 2, he was in morning class. But for now, he wanted to try and experience the afternoon class. I let him be. That's when I encountered the problem with his school service schedule. But the good thing about it, his school is near and only within the next subdivision to ours. I get to walk going there for about 35-40 minutes... good thing for me! I get to exercise daily. And also, I can do some errands outside the house in between. So, I decided, I'll be the one doing it!

For now, I need to go. I'll be paying some utility bills before I pick my little man in school (",)

Yesterday Was A Bummer!

I've been down yesterday... bummer! I felt really sick though i do not have a fever. But got an infected skin rash and my back was killing me. My back is like this for weeks now. Last night, I cannot stand the pain anymore. I took a pain reliever. And for the skin rash, I'll be cleaning it twice a day and I took an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory pill. I'll be taking it for 5 days until the skin rash is gone. This is one of the setbacks when my blood sugar is high. I get skin infections easily.

Moment Of Truth

Heidi tagged me with this... Thanks neighbor!

::: Start here:::

1. Sojourn
2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic
3. See Me for what You Will
6. My Paperless Writings
7. As The World Turns
8. My Daily Discourse
9.From This Side
10. Our Family Adventure!
11. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
12. FunFierceFabulous
13. My Precious
14. My Wonderful Life
15. Winged Words
16. D' Cooking Mudra
17. YOU
Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should be pass on to your friends.
2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.
3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.
4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.
5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag. Here are the questions. Be honest with your answers.

Lets Start:
1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?

~ He's my older brother's officemate

2. Where did you go on your first date?

~ We went to Robinson's Galleria, watched a movie and ate at Piza Hut.

3. When was your first intimate kiss?

~ When he asked me to be his girlfriend, Dec 30, 1992. My hubby and I, didn't went through the typical courting. We were in a M.U. relationship before we had the boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. He was the first and last boyfriend I had!

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?

~ 2.

5. What is his/her ethnicity?

~ The first one is a mestiza and the second one is a Filipina.

6. What is his/her favorite food?

~ He loves fruits, veggies and seafoods, anything grilled and my adobo and bistek!

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?

~ Extremely quiet.

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?

~ When he hugs and kisses me unexpectedly. The husband is not a romantic or showy person.

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.

~ It's my 24th bday. We talked about getting married. Then, we went to the Municipal Hall and we applied for our marriage license.

10. Do you show your affection to your better-half in public?

~ Yes, sometimes...

I'm sharing this tag to Butchay, Emz, Eds, Edz, Mhay, Juliana, Jona and Pretty

Feast One Hundred & Ninety Four


If you could live on another continent for 1 year, which one would you choose?


Which browser do you use to surf the Internet?
Mozilla Firefox


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you know about the history of your country?

Main Course

Finish this sentence: Love is…everything!!!


Have you ever been in or near a tornado?
Thank God, no!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Snapshot - Belated Happy Father's Day!

Last Sunday, we ate at Max's Restaurant to celebrate Father's Day. Here are the photos of the food we had. In the photo shown above, that's my two favorite boys. They are playing with the PSP while waiting for our food to be served.


Photo Hunt 114 "Emotion"

Taken two years ago at the rink, my Lil'One was crying after the incident of diving on the ice. He scratched half of his face as you can see in the photo. No one to blame because it was his fault. He can't seem to stop goofing around.... so malikot and makulit! You know kids... they will never stop until they get hurt...

Saturday, June 14, 2008


My merienda today. I've been craving for something which I don't really know. I've been like this for several days now. The husband wanted Pancit Malabon and Putong-puti. I called Aling Lucy's Panciteria. While I was ordering over the phone, I realized the Panciteria is also serving Chamy. It's like Pancit Lomi but has much bigger noodles. It is cooked dry, like Pancit Bihon Guisado and not like the saucy Pancit Lomi we all know. It is particularly salty and a little maanta in taste which is best eaten with cooked rice, hehehe! Though, it is only my snack, I ate it with cooked rice.... yummy! I'm such rice person, simply can't resist it (",)

Spoiled Brat!

Everyone here in our home loves to eat bananas, it's a family favorite. Have you seen a dog who loves to eat fruits and veggies? That's our dear Luigi! Also, would you believe he loves fish more than meat. Next time, I'll post a photo of him eating his favorite "Sinigang"!!!

In the photo above, the husband is feeding him bananas after his weekly bath. He had three! Maybe you're wondering why is he fed still by hand though he's a big dog now.... Well, he likes it that way! If not, he wouldn't eat. A spoiled brat! (",)

Hidden Mickey

As I said from my previous post, we had a late breakfast at Chowking yesterday. My kiddo had his ever-favorite sunny-side-up egg and garlic rice. When it was delivered to our table. He whispered something to my ear, "Look Ma, it's a hidden mickey!" and smiles giddily. Just look at the photo above. That's how amazing a kid's imagination can be! Like any other kids I know, he loves to watch Disney Channel.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Free Meal

The husband wanted to claim the freebies at Chowking. One of the benefits of being BPI credit card holders. We had our late breakfast there, just before getting our Lil'one in school. Hubby and I had their beef chao fan with regular coke and petite size halo-halo. A nice meal, indeed!