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Filipino Accent Tutorial
Feb 28th, 2011 by niceyfemme

This guy made me laugh! He’s Michael Bustos and I found this video in Facebook when my cousin JR shared this.

Kind of true though. I still hear some old folks speak this way. You gotta love being a Filipino. 🙂

Fish Cakes
Feb 23rd, 2011 by niceyfemme

Had an excess lumpiang bangus filling and I was too lazy to wrap it up to make spring rolls (lumpia) so I just made them into fish cakes.

I mixed all purpose flour and cornstarch in a bowl, some freshly cracked pepper and salt, mix well. Then add an egg and beat nicely. Mix everything well. Fry.

This is so yummy. Ok I’m going to share a secret. Whenever I feel like I need to lose a few lbs. and is already thinking is apidexin safe, I eat milk fish. This works like a charm for me. When I’m tired of spring rolls, I make this.

My Takoyaki Experiment
Feb 21st, 2011 by niceyfemme

Ever since I bought my beloved takoyaki grill pan, I’ve been dying to make my own takoyaki. But. I don’t have a reliable recipe. I’ve been researching but I only manage to find one recipe that seems authentic enough and the rest I keep on searching for diets that work fast for women. I want to be able to eat lots and lots of takoyaki and stay slim).  If I want an authentic takoyaki, then I must have all the japanese ingredients that aren’t readily available in the supermarkets here. I resigned myself to to replicate the local takoyaki versions here, like Samurai’s and Takuyaki.

(Served with A1 Steak sauce as substitute for Takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise.)

I made a few number of attempts before, but the balls are too dense, it was tiring for my jaw to chew. So if I am craving for Takoyaki, I had no choice but to buy, even though I wasn’t happy with that fact that I have to buy even when I can make some since I have a takoyaki grill pan.

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Larsian
Feb 21st, 2011 by niceyfemme

Updating. 🙂

photo: edelweiza.com

When we went to Cebu, we wanted to experience local life and local food. We were there for only a few days so to experience local life would not be possible but local food is doable. So I did a little bit of research and I learned about Larsian.

Larsian is a barbeque or grill place the locals always head to when craving for ihaw-ihaw. There would be grilled chicken of different parts including breast, leg, wings and even liver and intestines. So after we went to hear mass in the Basilica of Sto. Niño of Cebu (or Basilica Minore del Santo Niño) we headed to Larsian branch closest to where we were and it was in Fuente Osmeña Circle.

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Japanese Gohan Nabe
Feb 20th, 2011 by niceyfemme

Or Japanese Rice Cooker. I don’t know what to really call this as I’m not at all familiar with anything Japanese except for my beloved Masked Man, Masked Rider Black shows. Can this be called Kamado San? I don’t know. All I know is this is a double lid claypot (donabe?) rice cooker that cooks the rice like a pressure cooker.

One thing I’m sure about is that this little wonder cooks the best rice we’ve ever tasted. Ok, this statement exposes a little bit more than that. I admit I’ve been eating rice again and I blame it on this great find. It’s just the best! I so love the things I discover in my new favorite place.

I discovered this in the branch in Niog. I pass through our village’s gate 2 , I pass by Bisazza’s warehouse (who manufactures the nicest glass mosaic tiles) and I’m there in Niog in 3-5 minutes. It is so near to our place.

You can have the simplest ulam and it would still taste great. I love this feeling I get when I discover new things! So exciting!

Chappati Pizza Wrap
Feb 19th, 2011 by niceyfemme

Since December 2010, I have been trying to control what I eat. And I’d been good, most of the time.

I’m not perfect that’s why sometimes I do slip and consciously I let myself slip in a controlled manner. Like a few times when I was seriously craving for good old sinful pizza. It’s something I can’t shake off. I did even post “I’d kill for some pizza right now,” in Facebook. I searched for pizza places’ delivery numbers like Yellow Cab’s, Pizza Hut and even Greenwich. Then the guilt comes over me, asking myself if it’s worth it.

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Cost of living
Feb 19th, 2011 by niceyfemme

Yesterday, I headed to the store to buy my face soap. I was shocked that it got more expensive now. Can you believe that it cost Php180 now when it was only Php140 before? Just to have a clean face, it costs me that much! But of course I have to stick to this skin care regimen I’ve been on since I was 16 or else I’d have break outs. No choice!

This got me thinking on a much broader scale, I wonder, how much would it cost for one person to survive and live? I read or heard somewhere that for a simple and low key family to raise one child decently, it would cost them Php 1,000,000 or 1 million. Yes that much.

Ok that made me re-think about my priorities. Being a responsible adult is scary. You think about every little detail, even things that are far ahead in the future. In this aspect, I envy those people who didn’t go to school and married and have kids young. Why? They have a simple life. Happy to just have something to eat. Happy with a Php 1 packet of junk food. They don’t worry about the time when they need to send their kids to school and how they will do it. They sleep so soundly at night while I, don’t have a good night’s sleep for a long time now, since I became an adult, because I worry too much. Now I kinda believe that the less you know, the less you asks questions, and the more you know about life, the more it scares you. Or maybe it’s just me.

Photo: notmine. Can't find the original owner so can't give credit to the owner. But thanks.
Yoonha Hwang
Feb 18th, 2011 by niceyfemme

Is a person with pure talent. He’s a guy who plays the piano like no one I’ve heard before. He covers popular songs by popular artists and he does it by ear! That’s without sheet music. He’s so great! Now I love listening to him to relax.. and when I’m craving for something to eat.. When I listen to him, I get lazy to do anything else, even lose my appetite to eat like if I take phentermine

How I wish I know how to play like him.

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Barney Stinson’s Stand By Me
Feb 11th, 2011 by niceyfemme

This is hilarious! I only got to watch this scenes of How I Met Your Mother two days ago and I swear, I had to repeat playing this part again and again… I think I played this over and over for an hour and that is with no exaggeration at all.

And he can really sing!

I love how in the last part (when he used an autotune) he sings like he is in a boy band! Like he’s a Backstreet Boy or an ‘NSync member haha.

I’ve always known that Neil Patrick Harris can act but this scenes really made his mark on me. He acts so well he’s so great at being a womanizing arse when in reality he’s a proud gay man.

Is it bad to admit he’s the only reason why I watch How I Met Your Mother? 🙂 He is the life of this show. This is so far my favorite episode ever. I believe that if any other actor plays Barney especially in this scene, this wouldn’t turn out as funny as hell as this.

Clap! Clap! Clap! He’s so black. Legen-dary! (If you know what I mean, right Barney?)

P.S. I hope what he uses in the end really is called an autotune or auto voice tune. I really have no idea about this kinds of things. Not even hdmi video cables or psp cables I need effort to use oh my how embarrassing is this. 🙂

Lotto
Feb 9th, 2011 by niceyfemme

Do you guys bet on lotto? We sometimes do. How do you place your bet? This is how I do it.

I pick my numbers then queue. I then look at the monitor(?) for the amount I need to pay. Turn out this is a wrong way.

Yesterday, I placed my bets in Lucky Circle Corporation in SM Bacoor and the monitor said Php 280. So I gave the clerk/teller Php300. She gave me back Php100. I gave it back because I should only receive Php20 change. Then she gave me my correct change and I left. In my mind though, I had doubts why my bets would cost that much. I always have an estimation with how much I’m suppose to pay (like a self imposed limit). So what I did was compute again all the tickets one by one. Turns out the correct total bill is only Php220. So how come I read there it was Php280?

I came back to the teller and told her that my tickets amounted to Php220 only. She asked for my tickets again and computed it. Gave me back my Php60 change. I felt bad. Why? She said nothing. That was her fault and she didn’t said sorry, worse she didn’t even look at least a bit sorry. Or ashamed about it. I told her, “Miss, how come I read there that it was Php280?, then she answered, I must have not deleted the previous thingy(?).” Ok, we’re all humans who makes mistakes I thought. I went on the side to fix my things but I still can’t contain my feelings like there’s some kind of scam there and I’ve been fooled. See I believe that when they look like they’re so used to that situation, that they really are doing that kind of scam. I called her attention (it was a dead hour then, no queue) and told her in my calm voice, “Miss, when you commit a mistake, learn to say sorry.” Again, no reaction or anything from her.

See I have this thing where I try my best to treat everyone nicely. Say please and thank you all the time and make everyone feel appreciated for whatever it is they do. I’m extra careful to not mistakenly make other people feel like I’m belittling them, especially those working SM jobs. For me we are all equal no matter what jobs we have and no matter what our status in life is. I can just imagine how they treat those people regularly filing for payday advance loan, they could be so mean.

BUT.

Rich or poor, our attitude is non-negotiable. There’s just no excuse for bad manners. You are never too rich or too poor to learn how to say sorry, to admit and accept your faults. Plus your mighty superiority complex will just bring you nowhere.

Lesson here is you have to compute your own tickets and don’t depend on their computer which apparently they can manipulate the amount you have to pay. I hate it that I’m so trusting. I guess this just proves there’s nothing wrong with being a little doubtful once in a while.

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