Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cheap Curtains from Divi

A week before Christmas I was able to buy some cheap but elegant looking curtains at Divisoria near 168 Mall. It's only P 100.00 per panel so I bought 4 pcs. for our room. I'll try to go back next week, hope they'll have new designs. I also bought 2 pcs. color blue curtains with the same design for Justine's room. Good buy isn't it?

Christmas Gift ni Kuya

This was the gift of my Kuya to me. I was very happy with this gift because i've been planning to buy a new watch to replace my old watch, buti na lang I've waited kasi nararamdaman kong ibibili talaga ako ni kuya hehehe....

Pare-pareho kaming tatlo, kay Ate Emma (his wife) and kay Marisse (his daughter), different colors nga lang.

Thank you very much kuya!!!!

Excelente and Tillamook

Breakfast on Christmas day wouldn't be complete without these two. Justine was the one who bought this last last Dec. 23 and became impatient because it's his first time to buy it alone and according to him, there's a lot of people inside the Excelente store in Quiapo. I don't know how to make ham that's why we just buy cooked ham in excelente as well as the bacon.

Pardon me for the blurred pic. Sobrang full pa ang feeling ko kaya konti lang muna ang niluto ko for breakfast. Eh may natira pang pizza nung gabi kaya kinain namin for breakfast yung iba.

This cheese naman was may favorite for the last 4 years now. Since mom came here for a vacation and she brought home a bar of this Tllamook, I got hooked since then. Thank God that this Christmas, it was a pasalubong for me by my Tita Lita. She asked my mom what I want as pasalubong and she just said that just buy Rizza a Tillamook cheese and I'm sure she'll be very glad. Well mom, super glad talaga ako because Tita Lita gave me 2 bars of this cheese.

Just what it says in the packaging... super sharp ng cheese na ito at talong-talo ang lasa ng Marca Piña at
Marca Pato na keso de bola dito sa atin.

In fairness, wala siyang mabahong amoy, hehehe...
unlike other cheese na hindi mo makain dahil sa baho!

Xmas Sweets!

Ang daming matatamis na pagkain tuwing kapaskuhan kaya naman kami ay bumili lang ng Mango Torte from Dulcelin dahil alam naming maraming magbibigay ng mga matatamis ngayong xmas season. Katulad na lang nitong si Kuya,a week before xmas ay nagdala na sa bahay ng Special na Ube Halaya from Ilocos. Valleden's ang name ng Halaya at masasabi ko na masarap siya at malapit na malapit ang taste niya sa Ube Jam ng Good Shepherd sa baguio.

Would you believe na super cheap ang price nito?
It's only P 150.00 for almost a kilo ng bigat ng halaya na ito.

We want more of this halaya kuya!

Si kuya Al naman tuwing Christmas ay may bigay sa aming Krispy Kreme. My kids likes it very much. Nag-uunahan sila lagi sa mga flavors na gusto nila. But hubby and I prefer the original glazed flavor.

What's your favorite Krispy Kreme flavor?

Yummy Mango Torte from Dulcelin...
We had this on Christmas Eve, it's very yummy according to my bunso. Thursday morning when we dropped by at Dulcelin in Times Street. It looks like na kaka-open lang ng kanilang "gate" for customers and ang unang humarap sa amin ay ang kanilang staff which was very friendly. Then lumabas na yung may-ari or in-charge sa selling ng cakes and we were quite disappointed by his attitude. I don't know kung may pagka-Chinese yung guy at parang may pagka-masungit siya sa mga customers. Kung hindi lang gusto namin ni hubby ng mango torte ay hindi na kami bibili sa kanya to think na sinadya pa namin sya sa Quezon City at galing pa kami ng Malabon. Sabi nga ni hubby, mayabang na porket Christmas season at marami ang bumibili ng Mango Torte niya. Hmmp! Kung ganyan naman lagi ang bibilhan eh di bale na lang!

Masarap nga kasi, kaya mayabang ang mama... buti na lang ay nasulit ang inis ko ng lasa ng torte niya. Masarap ang layer na maraming nuts, the cream is to die for but the fresh mango was not that sweet.

I'm thinking kung bibili pa uli ako sa Times or sa ibang outlet na lang para
di ko na makita ang mama na iyon!

Christmas Dinner

My hubby and I went to SM Hypermarket on the morning of the 24th and bought the ingredients of the food that he's going to cook on Christmas day. We always had our visitor at dinner time so he decided to cook something special for them.
Here's what we have:

He really cooked all of these! Ako naman ay support lang talaga at si Yeye, kami ang taga hiwa, at taga tikim, hehehe... at taga-tanong kung okay ka pa ba? hahaha!!!!

Specialty talaga ni hubby ang pancit, mapa canton or bihon talagang masarap po! Kaya tuloy yung mga teachers ni Justine sa school ay laging request ang pansit ng daddy niya at hindi ng mommy niya, wahehehehe...
Blue Marlin marinated in lemon and some spices and then fried in Anchor butter topped with fried garlic...
Masarap siya and this was a hit sa mga health conscious naming bisita!

Love this Pork Loin Steak!
He attended in one of the Joggers Christmas Party and he told me that the taste was so good and so he decided to include this in our menu.

Breaded Chicken Fillet was a kids favorite!
Super crunchy ng breading but still juicy inisde.
(At naisipan pa niyang lagyan ng garnishing yan...
panalo si hubby, wala akong masabi!)

Lunch in Tito Arthur's House on Xmas Day!

We had our Christmas lunch at Tito Arthur's house. It's been a practice of our family to celebrate Christmas lunch in his house because our "Lola" stays there. We had Kare-kare, Lechon sa Pugon, Fresh Lumpiang Ubod, Chicken Fillet, Chicken BBQ, and the panghimagas Leche Flan, Halaya and Buko Salad.

My lola happily serving her apos Jessica and KC who had a tantrums...hehehe...ayaw kumain.

Lola with her grandchildren and great grandchildren

Lola with Tita Beth, Me, Ate Emma, Tita Weng and Ate Leng
Topher was not around bukas ang shop kasi...

Actually, sandali lang ako nakapag-stay kina lola because I need to go home early dahil magpe-prepare naman kami ng xmas dinner para sa mga bisita naman namin sa gabi. It's Topher's time in the kitchen at kailangan ko siyang tulungan... Yes, tulong lang dahil siya ang magluluto at support lang ako, hahaha!
Please see my next post ...

Noche Buena

We celebrate Christmas eve with pizza, chicken and a cake. We're only five who celebrated that night and we asked our kids kung what kind of food and gusto nilang lutuin or bilhin na lang. They want pizzas from Shakey's so we decided to just order it and have it deliver in our home. We want our noche buena na "light" lang para naman hindi kami sobrang full kapag natulog na. That morning din ay bumili kami ng Mango Torte from Dulcelin para may pandagdag sa noche buena.

Manager's Choice


Buddy Pack of Chicken n' Chips

and a Mango Torte from Dulcelin...

I wasn't able to take pictures na kumakain kami ng sabay-sabay... naiwan kasi ni Justine ang tripod namin sa school :( . Anyway at least napicturan ko ang mga food, hehehe....
Happy Holidays!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I would like to apologize for not being here for a month. I was not able to post entries in the past weeks because I became occupied with household chores. Yap! you read it right friends... we don't have a househelp for over a month now so I became the new "Inday" in our home. I feel very guilty for not being able to share what's happening to me, what's my latest craze and everything that can be share with you guys.

Watch our for my entries the soonest!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Our breakfast this morning was Tosilog with "Daing na Espada" in the picture it can be mistaken as bacon but no, it's a delicious espadang daing from Pangasinan. I was very surprised to see it here in Sangandaan Market. We only had the chance to eat this Espada everytime my Kuya will visit us from Pangasinan. This is Jeffrey and Justine's favorites too.
Because I was inpired by my friend Peach in food blogging, I served this breakfast in a cute dish, hehehe... my bunso exclaimed "wow" when he saw the preparation i've made for his breakfast.

Here, take a closer look... it's not bacon! It's a very crispy "daing na espada"!


The other day, hubby and Jeff went to Binondo to buy our monthly supplies here in our shop. My son Jeff was a hopia and tikoy fanatic that's why when they were near the Binondo Church hubby decided to buy his favorite hopia and tikoy at Eng Bee Tin. He doesn't want the flavored tikoy just the plain one.
Tikoy is a very famous give-away during Chinese New Year. During this season we always anticipate our Chinese friends to give us a box or two, hehehe. The tikoy is made up of ground glutinous rice flour, lard, water, sugar and wheat starch. I think the type of sugar that is used in making tikoy determines its color.

The packaging of Eng Bee Tin's Tikoy is very attractive.

The inside package was evidently clean.

The only way I know how to cook this is by dipping it in eggs and then fry it. I usually cut my tikoy in triangular shape and serve it this way. Jeff loves to eat his tikoy with sugar and creamy Alaska evaporated milk poured on it.

Do you like tikoy also?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gusto kong mamasyal...

Yesterday habang ako'y nandito sa aming shop ay wala akong magawa, napuntahan ko na ang mga blogs na dapat kong basahin, naubos ko ng basahin ang balita sa,,, atbp., parang gusto kong may magawang kakaiba. Kaya ayun, pinagana ko na naman ang aking pagiging makata at within a few minutes ay natapos ko itong simpleng tula ng isang taong bored sa Maynila at gustong mamasyal sa iba't-ibang lugar dito sa Pinas.... Haaayyyy, lumabas dito ang mga gusto kong puntahan sa susunod na lakwatsa namin ni hubby... kung rich lang kami... madali sanang mamasyal, hehehe... kaso kailangang pag-ipunan ang pagdalaw sa mga lugar na ito.
Eto mga friends.... para sa mga gustong mamasyal na katulad ko.

Gusto kong mamasyal…

Gusto kong pumunta sa province ng Palawan
Mag-ikot sa Puerto Princesa at pumunta sa Mitra Farm
Kay Ka Lui kakain ng masarap na hapunan
At maliligo na rin sa beach na may white sand.

Gusto kong ring puntahan ang probinsya ng Bohol
Mag lunch sa Loboc River habang pasipol-sipol
Excited akong makita, smallest monkey in the world
At ipagmalaki ito all over the world.

Gusto ko ring pumunta sa General Santos City
Para makita ang Tuna capital ng ating country
Baka sakaling makita ko si Manny P.
At ng makahingi ako ng kaunting money.

Hay anong sarap, siguro sa Davao
Habang nanonood ng Kadayawan Festival
Samyo ng mga Durian siguradong kaulayaw
Challenge sa aking kainin baka ako ay maduwal.

Mapunta naman tayo sa gawing norte ng bansa ko
Doon sa Ilocos region ay gustong-gusto ko
Kumain ng bagnet at empanadang Ilocano
Siguradong solve na solve ang biyahe na ito.

Kung gustong malamigan sa Baguio dumaan
Kung gusto ninyo ng jam Good Shepherd ang puntahan
Habang naglalakad sa Burham park ay huwag kalimutan
Na sumakay sa mga bangka at doon ay magsagwan.

Dito naman sa Pampanga sisig ang bidang-bida
Mapa Mely’s o Aling Lucing masisiyahan ka
Kung gusto ng medyo sosi kay Claude Tayag magpunta
At ng iyong matikman lutong da best talaga!

Sa may parteng Bulacan aba’y sweets ang sikat diyan
Ensaymada, leche flan at inipit na may palaman,
Simbahan ng Barasoain aba’y dapat masilayan,
Pagka’t bahagi ito ng ating kasaysayan.

Dito sa Manila, bising-bisi ang mga tao
Laging nagmamadali parang hinahabol ng kung sino
Bakit ‘di nila subukang ikutin ang mga lugar dito,
At taas noo ipagmalaki…Pilipinas ang bansa ko!
Haayyy.... sana may makabasa nitong may ginintuang puso ay bigyan ako ng free airline tickets para mapuntahan ang mga lugar na ito... wahehehehe...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A simple lunch for Yeye's Birthday

The birthday of Yeye yesterday was celebrated with a simple lunch. We always joke her about her birthday because one day na lang and it's November 1 na. Kaya nga it's been a habit of our close relatives to visit our departed loved ones in Tugatog Cemetery every 31st day of October and not November 1st, one of the main reasons is that its Yeye's Birthday. We always prepare special lunch for them.
As usual, the favorite Lechon na Liempo sa Pugon

Veggies for Kare-Kare

Pata ng baka at iba't-ibang lamang loob.
(My fave was the manzanilla and the bituka)

Hindi ito complete without my Lola's Bagoong

I made a vinegar with soysauce, onions and sliced chilli

Chopped na yung liempo...

Hubby ordered a fish salad in one of his friend
(Super laki nito!)

Well, that's it!

For dessert, hubby bought leche flan @ Salas in Raja Bago.

sawsawan....mamili na kayo!

Si Tatay Ten (brother of Yeye) ang unang bisita...

Sisters - Madel and Zemirah Moriz

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy 68th Birthday Yeye!

We call her Yeye but my sons and her other grandchildren calls her "Ma". She's now 68 years old and we are celebrating it today. Yes, kahit busy ako sa loob ay isiningit ko ang pagbati ko sa blog para kay Yeye. Si Yeye as I've already shared to you guys on my previous post ang isa sa mga dahilan ng strong na pagsasama namin ni Topher at lalong lalo na sa pagpapalaki ko sa aking mga anak. She's always there for us kahit noong nag-uumpisa palang kaming magsama as husband and wife at a very very young age.
2 more years ay magse-celebrate na siya ng kanyang 70th birthday and it's definitely something to look forward to because we're gonna make it with a bang! Hehehe....
Happy Birthday Yeye!

Gatang Gulay at Hipon

This is our ulam last night. Masarap kumain ng ganitong ulam lalo na kapag medyo malalaki ang shrimp at yung veggies ay fresh talaga. Nakabili ako ng sariwang sigarilyas at kalabasa kaya naisipan ko na sahugan na lang ito ng hipon at gataan. Pero.... ang nagluto siyempre ay si Yeye...hehehe, ako lang namalengke...hihihi. The best talaga si Yeye magluto, mukhang may sikreto lagi sa kusina tulad ng lola ko.

Si Aling Sol naman ang suki ko sa palengke na puro fresh seafoods ang tinda ay lagi akong may dagdag tuwing bibili ako. Akalain mong halos umabot ng kalahating kilo yung 1/4 na hipong panggulay na binili ko. Love talaga ako ni Aling Sol!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Century Corned Tuna

Have you tried the new Century Corned Tuna? I really love this new addition to the family of my fave Tuna in can. I just sauted it in onions (lots of it) then I put fried garlic on top (just like in the commercial)... Sarap niya with hot pandesal or fried rice kapag morning ko siya niluluto.

I don't have any intention to taste the San Marino Corned Tuna (not because I don't like M.R. and D.D.) but in some of the forums that Ive read... hindi daw ito masarap...:(

Pasalubong for my boys...

Uuwi ba naman kaming walang dalang pasalubong for our two boys. Siyempre as per their request ay talagang binili namin ni hubby ang kanilang mga bilin.

For Kuya Justine, he wanted a Bacon Mushroom Melt and a Macaroni Side Salad ... hindi ko na picturan :(

Bakit kaya hindi na gaanong masarap ang kanilang BMM ngayon?

For Jeffrey, he requested a chicken from KFC and his favorite Frap.

One for kuya and one for Jeffrey...

Next time mga anak... kasama na kayo sa lakad! hehehe