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Undas 2010
Oct 28th, 2010 by niceyfemme

All Saints Day and All Souls Day is kind of a big “holiday” in the Philippines. Filipinos are family oriented and remembering beloved ones who has passed away is something given much importance. Those who are working in Manila even go home to their home provinces to pay a visit to the cemetery where they were laid to rest and actually have a short few days vacation.

Photo: dennisvillegas23
I just saw in the news that many are going home already and bus stations are starting to fill up. It’s expected that the number of people going home will double tomorrow. I just hope there’s a medical assistance program and booths to be placed in the bus stations to cater to the public. Tomorrow will actually be stressful especially for those without bus reservations. Just the number of people there and the traffic are reasons enough to stress us out.

Report by ABS-CBN, Photo: aocworld.ru

Last year we went on 2 November but I think it’s not declared as a holiday so will most likely go on the 1st. We went on the second as there’s usually less people going then. Let’s see this year how it will turn out.

It’s the thought
Oct 26th, 2010 by niceyfemme

That counts. Every birthday and holidays that pass, I truly appreciate it when friends and family remember. Of course it’s nice when they remember with a gift or gifts on hand hehehehe but even without anything is alright, just as long as they remember. Just a simple greeting is truly appreciated. For me it’s not how they show me they remember, if they send online gift cards then I’ll be so grateful, just as long as they remember.

Wish list
Oct 26th, 2010 by niceyfemme

October’s almost over. This means that I’m getting older again and that Christmas is coming. I have a few things in my wish list.

1. Great health and safety of my parents and our whole family. And the whole world. 🙂

2. A big residential lot in a quite place but not too far to the city. 🙂 I prefer to be the one to design the house. Lottery. Jackpot.

3. Own business. Again.

4. An even nicer Bee.

5. Healthy living Mommy and Daddy.

6. A more patient ME.

7. This stove for my wok. And an LPG tank to go with this. (I can imagine all the wok hei love this can make with my beloved wok.

8. A slow cooker. All the experiments. Yay!

9. House Tofu Mix

10. Secret. 🙂

I’ve been browsing online for the things girls and women want and wow(!) so many great shoes, bags and dresses out there. There are so many gorgeous prom dresses too that make me want to attend a prom again hehe. Yes memories. After a few decades, all this will just become another memory. I hope to keep on updating this blog so I can go back in time through all the photos.

Jose Fabella Hospital
Oct 25th, 2010 by niceyfemme

I’ve heard and read a lot about this hospital. It’s like a baby factory with hundreds and hundreds of babies born here everyday. So I wanted to see it myself.

The hospital is located close to Doroteo Jose LRT station so I went and hoped that I won’t get lost. Walked for a few minutes and I finally found it after I got lost with a wrong turn.

Babies sight welcomed me there! So many! Wherever you look there are babies and women who just gave birth. I just sat there and eventually talked to some mommies. There’s one mommy with a doll like baby daughter in an ergo baby carrier and she said the baby is half german that’s why. So cute!

Next time I’m taking pictures.

Being around babies make me feel alive. I love the feeling.

Crispy Fish Skin Chicharon (Cracklings)
Oct 24th, 2010 by niceyfemme

After I tortured a bangus (milkfish) trying to prepare it for relleno, I was left with the skin and didn’t know what to do with it. So I just cut it about half an inch thick and season with iodized salt and put in the fridge for around 10 minutes. Then I pat it dry with paper towels. Deep fried it in canola oil mixed with a tablespoon of sesame oil (which taste I love) to incorporate that yummy taste into my cracklings. It was yummy.

This became my midnight snack. The third time I ate last night. It was perfect with vinegar with chopped red chili. Ooh! I think I have to stop eating as many times as I do now before I reach for weight loss products. With food like this, how to lose weight?

Above the rest
Oct 23rd, 2010 by niceyfemme

They say.

Thursday morning I received a call from one of the good schools in this country for a meeting. I couldn’t guess what it is about but I still went there even though it is far like more than 2 hours in an expressway.

Apparently, they cannot credit the subjects I already took in my first degree so if I still decide to study in that school again, it means I have to study for FOUR long years  again. It’s like doing everything all over again. Then the professor just wouldn’t stop on saying about just how good their school is and how they have a different set of rules than the rest of universities in the Philippines. They are different from the rest she says. Well guess what? It’s alright. I’m not really interested anyway. I’m now trying to find out if the course I prefer is included in the list of online accredited degrees. I guess better this way, I have more control over my time.

Wonder Baby Kim Ye Eun – the cutest thing!
Oct 22nd, 2010 by niceyfemme

Wow. This 4 year old is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. I was in awe. She dances great! Dancing and meeting with the Wonder Girls. 🙂

Sakunthala’s Indian Restaurant
Oct 20th, 2010 by niceyfemme

Roti Prata. After all the suspense in waiting to have you, you’re not as good as I thought you would be. Blame it on this curry sauce, bland and watery, not good.

I’ve been getting tired of Chinese food because aside from the occasional Beef Rendang (Malay food) that I’m eating, it’s mostly Char Kway Teow that I’m having when I don’t know what to have as it is my dependable yummy dish. So after countless whining to Bee about not knowing what to eat, he said he’ll bring me some place with nice Indian food he tried before with some other friends. He brought me to Mustafa, the Indian area in Singapore.

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Cool & Funny American dudes in Philippines
Oct 20th, 2010 by niceyfemme

While blog hopping this morning I read about this two American guys who speak great Tagalog and are doing blue collar jobs in the Philippines.

Apparently it’s some kind of experiment they are doing to inspire people after they lost their jobs in US. Tory Chapman and Jason Cowdin used to be Mormon Missionaries  and now they’re doing a different kind of helping by doing odd and hard  jobs  giving Filipinos a good laugh.

As taho vendors in Marikina City.

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Seoul Garden
Oct 19th, 2010 by niceyfemme

20 September 2010
Seoul Garden, Bugis Junction

It was Bee and I’s nth monthsary and this time we decided to celebrate in Seoul Garden. I wanted to try this restaurant since last year and we’re only able to do it now. Eat as much as you can and you cook it yourself seemed kind of fun. So I picked up Bee from work and we headed to Bugis to pig out. 🙂

The restaurant was almost full house when we got there and lots of marinated meats greeted us at the entrance. There was enough choices but I have this thing where when I know I can eat as much as I can I get overwhelmed that I feel full instantly. That’s why I try to limit visits in buffet restaurants, it’s not worth it in my case.

Bee and I chose  some meats  and seafood we wanted to try first and some veggies for the soup.

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