Friday, September 21, 2012

Received something to munch on from my two cousins(one from Singapore and the other came from Dubai). This is the first time I tasted sweetened dates fruit and it's yummy! The coffee is pretty strong but its sugar free and it is perfect when I'm working at night. Ahh yes, chocolates is definitely a "must have"...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Blue Moon

The photo is not that good because I don't have a tripod and a telephoto lens.

I took this blue moon photo last night, a couple minutes before magnitude 7.7 earthquake happened near our area. The moon looks so beautiful, so calm and mysterious.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Flowers are Blooming!

After the rainy days, flowers are blooming again in our front yard! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Rodney On Rainy Days

This guy is feelin' blue. It's been raining for days and it means Dad can't go to the beach with him for an early morning jog, again.... and he's not allowed to go out alone.

Poor Rodney!

Hmmm, better take a nap, then... and dream about sunny days and good times!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Siomai Dumplings

I've been craving for dumplings. So, as I requested, me and Mom cooked steamed siomai dumplings yesterday.

Here are the Ingredients:

1 kg ground pork
3/4 cup chopped carrots
2 tbsp or 4 cloves minced garlic
2 medium/1 large minced onion(s)
spring onions
1 egg
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
siomai wrapper


1. Combine all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl.

2. Wrap about 1 tsp of meat in each wrapper until nothing is left unfilled.

4. Boil water and brush steamer with oil and when the water gets to boil, arrange the siomai in the steamer and let stand for 15-20 minutes, longer for larger pieces.

For the Chilli Sauce:

Chillies (Siling Labuyo)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

***Sautee garlic and chopped chillies


I prefer fried siomai with soy sauce, calamansi and chilli sauce.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Google Drive

Since I started working online jobs, I've been using Dropbox for years. I even installed it in my blackberry. It is very useful, secured and still using it until now.Recently, Google launched the Google Drive. Like dropbox, Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. You can upload and access all of your files, such as videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and etc.

I decided to try this one because I love google apps and it offers a capacity of 5 gb for free while dropbox offers 2gb. It also allows the user to attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and also let's you attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail.

Google Drive is available for:
  • PC and Mac
  • Chrome OS
  • iPhone and iPad
  • Android devices
Download Google Drive here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blackberry Bold 9700 Photos

 I mentioned before about posting test shots of my new Blackberry Bold 9700 phone.
Without flash

With flash

 This is one of my favorite chocolates

  My midnight snack -- Macaroni Salad

Chicken Adobo

 With 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and Image stabilization, I was so impressed with its quality.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Graham Cake with Mango

My all time favorite dessert is this Graham cake with Mango. I always make this when I'm home because this is a good substitute for ice cream and cake. This is so easy to prepare and all the ingredients are all available in stores.

Here is the recipe:


2 packs of graham crackers.(reserve 3 crackers and crush it in a bowl with a glass)
4 large mangoes, seeds and skin removed.
1 can condensed milk
2 packs all purpose cream.

1. Place a layer of graham crackers at the bottom of your container (preferably plasticware with cover).
2. Mix the condensed milk and cream together and add a layer on top of the graham crackers.
3. Place your sliced mangoes on top, make sure that the cream covers all of the graham.
4. Repeat procedure until the container is full. Top with crushed grahams.
5. Serve cold.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WW - Spider on my comb

       Took me an hour to "shoo" this creepy visitor. I have phobia on spiders especially big spiders!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Last Christmas was a special one for me. After 6 years, I was able to spent the holidays here in my hometown with my family. From Manila to my hometown was an annoying and uncomfortable trip. I was restless for the whole 16 hour cutting trip. I arrived home on the 21th of December and we immediately plan for our noche buena and medya noche.

We prepared a simple and easy to prepare food for the holidays. Wine and macaroni salad is always on our list. We don't cooked spaghetti, we had sotanghon noodles instead.

My parents avoid lots of foods especially those that are high in cholesterol. My Mom is really good in baking. I requested for a rice cake but she decided to bake this marble chiffon cake. It is so good!

           I think noche buena won't be complete without a ham on the table together with a red wine.