Friday, September 25, 2009

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SAS BSP-GSP 1st Joint Institutional Camp

I spent the weekend with my friends. Actually, my ISL family. It's the annual camp of St. Andrew's School once again! This time, unlike last year, H and my little one were'nt able to come. It was a three-day camp. As usual, the site was in Mt. Makiling. Though, very tiring, still full of fun and activities to cherish. Looking forward again next year. Hope by that time we'll be camping somewhere else, harhar! (",)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


We, H and I, went to Cartimar to buy our dog, Sydney, a much larger cage to accommodate her. Well, we did and also, H bought me a husky. I've been wanting to have this kind of dog for sometime now. I named him, Charlie. A two month old, bi-eyed (black & blue) Siberian husky.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Here is the picture of our newly acquired lot property. It is a small farm. Still under develop, H is still planning in what to do with the farm. As of now, we are tending to several goats. Roaming freely around the area and munching happily the grass (",)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

DLA Palaro '09

My kid got invited again to dance during the intermission of DLA Palaro '09 by Teacher
Avic, she's my son's adviser two years ago. Along with his friends in grade 3 level (Trish,
Patis, Yurie & Ken). These kids are somewhat like my adopted children! (At sila rin ang
mananayaw ni T. Avic!). This time, they got to do a hip-hop dance which is a big
change from the ballroom dance they usually did for the past two years.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year's Day

After suffering the smoke of last night's fireworks which is much milder than last year. We slept until almost lunch time. I had an unexpected guests, Tita Let-let and Tita Zeny came over and gave me a couple of salted eggs from Pateros and a pack of polvoron. They invited me and my family to visit Tita Baby, another aunt from my biological father's side. They have a little gathering. So, I said yes and contacted my brother. Off we went and met up with my bro and his family there. As always, we spent the whole day munching a lot of foods. Got to see my other cousins too. It was a great and fun day! (",)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

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From my family to yours, greeting you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope the year 2009 would be a bountiful, peaceful and good year for all of us!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

WW - Leaping Like A Frog

Yen's QOTW #28

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1. Are you easily influenced by other people or current trends?

2. What makes you unique (in your own opinion)?
I'm unique coz I'm simply me! hehehe (",)

3. Name 3 of your worst quality.
bossy, moody & dominating

4. Name 3 of your best.
loyal, straightforward & nice

5. Describe the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you.
I have a friend, almost like a sister to me, named Tin. She's always there to support me and checking me out every so often if I'm doing okay or not. She knows very well that I'm a little
sickly because of Diabetes. And also, she's like my son's second mom. Always present whatever new endeavor my son takes.

6. Tell me about your dream last night.
can't remember...

7. What is the most expensive item you own?
my nokia 6300

8. How about the least expensive?
the comfy shoes I bought last month.

9. Do you ever leave little notes to your partner?

10. When you’re talking, do you ever use your hands in the air to do quotation marks of certain words?
Yeap, most of the time I do that... LOL!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Bacon Linguini Carbonara"

  • 250 grams linguini pasta
  • 2 eggs
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 1 bar (225 grams) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3-4 tbsps evaporated milk or cream, or combination of
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • a dash each of ground oregano and ground nutmeg
  • a tbsp of light olive oil
  • a clove of finely minced garlic
  • 200 grams of honeycured bacon, snipped
  • 2 tbsps of butter
  • 1/2 cup of hot pasta water (the water you cooked the pasta)
  • dried oregano leaves, for topping


Cook linguini as directed in the package. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, break the eggs. Add salt. Beat lightly. Put the next-five ingredients. Mix well. Set aside.

In a large pan or wok, over medium-high fire. Heat moderately. Add olive oil and bacon. Saute until lightly cooked. Follow with garlic. Saute until aromatic only not brown. Put the drained but still hot cooked pasta and butter. Toss until pasta is well-coated.

Add the egg-cheese mixture and hot pasta water. Immediately remove from fire (Follow this step so that the egg wouldn't curdle). Mix until thoroughly blended and sauce thickens. Put in a serving platter. Sprinkle some dried oregano leaves on top.

Good for 2-3 persons.

WS - Grocery Shopping

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Just after the ballet & jazz classes plus the school dance practice of my lil'One last Saturday. Together with his two favorite dancemates, the two Patricias and my Kulit had their snack at Chowking, which I forgot to take pictures because I've been chatting with their moms, Maricel & Lhyn. After that, before we hit home. We passed by Topline Supermarket in RFC and did some grocery shopping.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Your Birthdate: August 16

You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head.

You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking.

People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right.

You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.

Your strength: Your original approach to thinking

Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others

Your power color: Pale blue

Your power symbol: Wavy line

Your power month: July

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

almost true but not quite (",)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Bagoong Alamang" (Fermented Tiny Shrimps)

This recipe is the one we see in wet supermarkets, also known as, Salted Tiny Shrimps. Instead of buying it. I made my own from fresh alamang. The husband wouldn't eat bagoong if it is not homemade. That's how picky he is!


  • a kilo of fresh alamang
  • 2 tbsps iodized coarse salt
  • 6 tbsps white vinegar


Wash the fresh alamang twice with running water. Removing any fish, seashells you see. Using a colander, drain for at least 3 hours.

In a stainless or glass bowl, put the alamang and sprinkle salt. Mix well. Cover with a colander. Stand aside for 24 hours. If possible, put in direct sunlight but make sure that flies would not penetrate the mixture.

After a day, Put the alamang in a wok or kawali. Drizzle over the vinegar. Do not mix at this point. Place over medium-high fire. Bring to boil. Keep boiling for 2 minutes or until very fragrant. Mix well. Reduce fire to low and cook for 30 minutes or until all liquid evaporates. Stirring every 10 minutes.

Remove from pan. Place in a glass container. Let it cool. Cover tightly. Put inside the fridge for future use.

This condiment is used to make dishes salty like Pinakbet, Bicol Express and sometimes in fried rice. The most common cooked with this, is the ever famous Sautee'd Bagoong Alamang.

"Baked Coco Shrimp Dish"

  • banana leaves
  • 1/2 kilo medium to large shrimps
  • 1/2 tsp iodized coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsps grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded & cut into chunks
  • 2-3 pcs dried chili pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 stalks of onion leeks
  • a pandan leaf, tied in a knot
  • 2 pcs matured coconut


Let the vendor squeeze the shredded coconut for you using a manual jack pump. This is available in wet supermarkets.

Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking dish with banana leaves.

Add the shrimps, salt, pepper and cheese. Mix well. Put the next-six ingredients. Pour the thick coconut cream. Cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes.

Serve with steamed rice.

Monday, August 11, 2008

WS #49 - Kulit's Jazz Class

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About a month ago I enrolled my Little One in a ballet class. After several meetings he had, Teacher Eli, the artistic director, wanted him to join also the Jazz Class they offer. It would help my kid's coordination and body positioning while dancing. He's very fond of my Kulit because he said that my Little One has potentials to be a great dancer someday. Wow! nice compliment! (syempre uber ang ngiti ko hanggnang tenga, proud mommy, hehe! Buti na lang sa mga lolo at lola nagmana hindi sa aming mag-asawa!) It was only yesterday I took photos of him. It was his third time to attend the said class. He didn't had a hard time memorizing the dance steps though it's quite fast for him. Just need more practicing so that he can keep up with his fellow dancers. By the way, he is the only boy and the youngest in this class. But I guess, it doesn't bother him simply because he enjoys dancing so much and learns a lot from it. Even here in our home he practices the dance steps and can't wait for the weekend to come.... LOL!

Manic Monday #129

How would your friend describe you to someone who has never seen you?
Shy but easy to get along with (",)

Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
Yup, my hubby because he simply would.

If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
My Lil'One.

Kids Fear Food Factor

Another tag from my sis-in-law, Butchay. Thanks :)
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1.) Name something strange that your kids love to eat. Doesn’t matter how many.
2.) Post an image of him or her enjoying ‘the’ strange food liking. If none, just a photo of him having a feast.
3.) Add your kids name in the linky love with the blog where you posted this meme.
4.) Get back to Living the Healthy Life Blog by leaving a comment so your kids’ name be added to the master list.
5.) Tag as many of your friends with kids.
Kids who joined the fear food factor: ETHAN / MARTHA / JJ / Ozzy / GABBY and NICCO / ESTONG / Kuya and Kowi/ Big Brother AL-kiddo of Mommy Yen / Ethan - kiddo of Mommy Butchay/ EU-LEH "Kulit" - Little One of C.A. "tque" / YOUR KID’s NAME with your Blog’s URL

What’s your kids fear food factor?

My Little One is sometimes picky with foods. He loves noodles, fish, seafoods, fruits and mad about chocolates One of his favorites, is Chowking's Chicken Noodles. The weird thing about it, is the way he eats it. He removes the noodles in the bowl, then, transfers it to a plate. Retaining the chicken meat and veggie. He wouldn't eat it. Then, back to the noodles, he doesn't like to cut it. He would eat the noodles like Chinese people do. You can hear the sipping and slurping sound, LOL!

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I'm tagging Roselle, Mhay, Aidisan, Prily, Eds, Emz & Vhiel