Thursday, September 20, 2012

Allow Me...

... to humiliate myself once again with this recurring declaration. I'm going to quit smoking.

I feel a little bit stronger this time, only because I was able to quit Facebook (on my 20th day now!).

I guess I failed so many times because whenever I'd attempt to quit, there's always a little disclaimer: I will puff a few sticks when I'm angry, sad or frustrated. Well, these three emotions are part of the package that's me. So for as long as these emotions are "inevitable," I will never be cured.

Again, wish me well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


100 years ago, I wrote a poem. I submitted it in a university publication's website. I was very happy when they published it.. my last attempt at ...Anyways, web surfing led me to the once-per-quarter itch to see what Google has to say about me. I usually start with my complete name as a married woman - for recent hits - and proceed to some codenames, alter-ego's, secret blogs, etc. Last stop would always be my maiden name. And here's what I found.

  • First Reaction - Foul! They stole the poem from the publication without asking for permission nor attribution
  • Second Reaction - Yuck.
  • Third Reaction - I didn't want to write about it because of all the possible permutations of  "yuck!" But then again, you have to own these things, right? It was a phase. It was bad writing. But I meant what I said, every bit of it - at that time. 
  • Poems are soul photos. Yeah, that was me right there.
Ok, hiding now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back to the mat

Hubby got me some vouchers... 21 days of yoga!

Hoping for zero hiccups, zero absences and 100% soulful yum!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Coincidence or Musical Tito Sen?

Maybe it's just me but I swear you could feel and hear "I Saw The Sign" in "Walang Natira." Try it! Try it! Try it! And let me know if it's just crazy coincidence or if someone got lazy and did a musical Tito Sen.
  • I Saw The Sign (Ace of Base) - 1993
  • Walang Natira (Gloc 9) - 2010

I Saw The Sign (Ace of Base) - 1993

Walang Natira (Gloc 9) - 2010

Aling Zeny's Eggs Recipe

Hiningi ko ang recipe na ito sa mommy ni N, si Aling Zeny. Bongga sa sarap yung gawa niya na natikman namin sa office last August2011. Isang taon nang nasa akin ang recipe na sinulat ni Aling Zeny sa papel at nagawa ko rin sa wakas last month. Isang taon, worth the wait. Presenting... Aling Zeny's Eggs!

  • Eggs - 15 pcs
  • Pork Giniling - 1/2 Kilo
  • Carrots - 2pcs
  • Patatas - 2pcs
  • Onion - 1pcs
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Kinchay - 1 tali
  • Paminta
  • Asin
  • Isang oras
Paano gagawin:

  1. Ilaga ang itlog for 15 minutes.
  2. Balatan, hatiin sa gitna at sungkitin ang dilaw. Itabi for the fun lamasan later.
  3. Gumamit ng cheese grater (or kung anong hightech equipment na meron kayo) para sa bawang, sibuyas, patatas at carrots. Tatawagin natin silang drug addict ingredients (sila ay durog).
  4. Ipunin ang galit sa dibdib, hugutin at pagkatapos ay tadtarin ang kinchay. Tingnan natin kung di mapino ang hiwa ng kinchay...
  5. Ihalo ang drug addict ingredients, pinagdiskitahang kinchay, giniling, dilaw ng itlog,  asin at paminta. Ang dami ng asin at paminta ay dapat na ayon sa panlasa ng kakain.
  6. Lamasan na!
  7. Ilagay ang isa-dalawang kutsara ng mga Olivia (Lamasan) sa mga bahay-sisiw na pinakuluan mo kanina.
  8. Iprito ang mga almost-finished product. Kung may matira, pwede ring gawin silang meatballs.

Ma-share ko lang. Matanda na si N (haha!) at ang kanyang mga kapatid pero si Aling Zeny ay matiyaga pa ring nagluluto araw-araw para sa bahay at para sa baon nilang magkakapatid. Nakakabilib. Sana ako rin,  kahit matandang matanda na ako, hindi ako magsawang magluto. Nakapila pa ako sa ilang recipe ni Aling Zeny. Excited akong subukan lutuin ang mga baon ni N na natikman ko na!