Full belly

Ever since Mom got here about a week ago, we have been eating non-stop. :D She is the best cook ever and I don’t think I can learn how she cooks/bakes all the good stuff she does because that’s how awesome of a cook my Inah (Mom) is. It’s definitely one of the numerous talents I wish I got from her. Nonetheless, I have been watching her every time she’s in the kitchen and being the visual learner that I am (and of course, with enough cooking/baking practice) I hope I get to be just like my Mom. *wishful thinking*

Just to give you how full our bellies are, let me enumerate what we have been eating for the past week:

1. Seafood

If there’s probably one food group that our family can’t live without, it’s seafood~ I love fish (fried, soup, grilled), shells (all types), crabs (my favorite is the Curacha crab or the spanner/red frog crab which is a delicacy here in Zamboanga City), shrimp (my family’s ultimate favorite, not so much for me though), seaweed (not the processed agar-agar) and of course, sea urchin! :) Yes, sea urchin is edible. It tastes sweet mostly, and is served raw.


2. Chicken

Fried and barbecued chicken, enough said. I mean who doesn’t  love chicken? Hahaha! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s lunch. I bought 3 kilos of chicken (btw, I am cooking for  12-15 people who enjoys eating a lot XD) today and we’ll be having chicken barbecue tomorrow!


3. Sweets

My Tita is also an awesome baker and recently, she made us chocolate cake! After eating a slice, it was sooooo good that I decided to have another one and another one.. 3 slices in 5 minutes. I felt guilty after eating too much sweet, but I got over it and ate one more slice. And I think we have ice cream downstairs.. *winks*


There you have it. Now you can imagine the relationship my family and I have with food. XD Kidding aside, I love it every time my Inah and Mmah (Dad) are here. It’s always a time to eat, laugh, share and talk about how all of us are doing. Basically, food brings us together and every moment I get to spend with my family, with or without food, is always a treasure. *happy*

P.S. I want to cook carbonara for my family. Anyone who happens to have a carbonara ala pinoy recipe they can share? Please? I would love you to the moon and back!

All photos are not mine. Linked appropriately.



Help for CDO and Iligan

Bagyong Sendong death toll rises to 684 and 800 still missing, as of today, the 19th of December. It’s a tragedy that could have been prevented to this extent. But to pin point who to blame at this time will never help the victims of the typhoon. You may have heard what happened in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City, and they need all the help they can get. You can send in your donations here and more ways to help here.

And here’s another convenient and quick way to send you cash donations:

From the Philippine Red Cross website:

Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)


You can donate the following denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

Let’s all pray for the safety of everyone. God bless the Philippines!

Photo not mine; linked.

Sugar rush!

When my Tita got home from her 1-day training in Manila, she gave us this box of Krispy Kreme! Yes, you’re right, it was my first Krispy Kreme ever! *huge smile*

Look what we have here! n_______n

And then there were 4.. I got dibs on that snow man donut!

How was your weekend, guys? Hope you had a yummy one, too! ;)


I would love to come home to this everyday! *super huge smile here*

Ako na, ako na ang walang update for more than a week. Ish. >.< It’s just that the past few days, I have been really busy with work. I am still adjusting with all the staff nurse work, I am trying to have my system to be able to render everything necessary to help my patients in the Surgical ICU.. It’s been a TON of work, so I need your prayers, guys. Please?

And oh, have you seen that video Mo Twister uploaded? Jeez, I didn’t know with angelic face as Rhian can do such thing. :s

P.S. Thanks for all your comments on my last post. :) I actually haven’t decided yet, but I’ll update as soon as I have zee perfect planner~