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Monday, September 26, 2011

Recipe of The Day

I can't recall where I got these recipes.  I just saw them in my old computer.  I cooked them this lunch and my dad liked it.  He even told me I looked like Chun-Li a.k.a. Kristin Kreuk while we're watching Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li during lunch.  He must have been blown away with the foods I cooked, haha!

Steamed Fish Fillet in Tausi Sauce

3 tbsp ginger juice (i just grated the ginger)
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp gin (i don't have this so i didn't put any to replace this)
350 g. fish fillet (i used dory fish fillet from sm)
*I marinate this while cooking the sauce

2 tbsp oil
3 slices ginger, shredded
1 stalk leeks, shredded
2 tbsp black beans, washed and strained
2 pieces dried chinese mushrooms, rehydrated in hot water then shredded
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp gin (again, i don't have this)
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp white pepper

1/4 cup corn oil (i only used ordinary oil. i'm not sure if there'll be difference in taste when used this)
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1 stalk leeks, shredded
1/2 piece red bell pepper, shredded
1 sprig cilantro

1. saute ginger and leeks in oil. then add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce.
2. season with sugar, light soy sauce and white pepper.
3. place on top of marinated fish and steam for about 10-15 mins. or until cooked.
4. discard the ginger and leeks (pero ako di ko na inalis, hehe).
5. for the topping, fry garlic in oil until golden brown. add in leeks and bell pepper, stir fry for a few minutes. top these over the fish and add cilantro for garnish.
6. serve at once

Eggplant with Pork

1. slice eggplant into 1-1/2 inch stick.
2. soak in salted water and let stand for few minutes.
3. fry in oil until half cooked.
4. using same oil, saute garlic, onion, tomatoes.
5. add kasim (sliced into strips) and pork broth (pork cube dissolve in water). simmer until pork is cooked.
6. add fried eggplants.
7. serve hot.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Healthy Eating

I came across this new healthy food from Dole at the SM Supermarket in Makati yesterday.  Since I was already watching what I eat (well, I'm trying) after my sickness the other day, I went to the salad section and saw this from Dole.

empty pack of the salad :)

This is just one variety of about 4 or 5 other salad variants of Dole.  They also have Ceasar, Mixed Greens and Stir Fry Veggies.  I can't recall the other one if it's 5 types.  Anyway, this is an all complete meal for health conscious eaters as it already comes with a Thousand Island dressing and a small fork.  It's easy to carry and you can pack it around your bag.  It tastes ok.  The veggies are crisp.  Well, it's indicated in the package whether the veggies are crisp or not.  It's already a good meal.  The price is really cheap.  I bought this about Php 50 to Php 60.  I'm not sure of the price of the others though.  Let's eat healthy!

Friday, September 23, 2011


I think this is the generic, common term I have experienced with my stomach ache yesterday.  I was feeling so much pain in my stomach and back at past 2 or 3 in the afternoon.  I already wanted to go home but at the same time I wanted to consult a doctor.  Unfortunately, our company doctor will be available at 4pm.  So for quick relieve, I just drank hot water.  It somehow alleviate the pain.

When I consulted our company doctor, he diagnosed me with having gastro something.  I didn't quite get the complete term but in leyman's term, it is somewhat related to being acidic.  I asked if the pain in my back has anything to do with UTI.  Fortunately, he said it is not and it is so far from UTI.  He prescribed me with Nexium, 1 tablet per day for 7 days.

I was surprised how expensive the tablet was!  Each tablet cost Php 110!  I can't recall having bought any medicine as expensive as that in my entire life.  That's when I realize that health is really wealth.  And prove that the tagline: "Bawal magkasakit" from a certain multivitamin commercial is really true.  It's hard to get sick with all those expensive medicines.  It's also then I realize I should watch what I eat. 

I searched the internet for what Nexium is.  It turned out it is a medicine to treat heartburn.  I can't believe I was almost getting that kind of sickness.  Well, I haven't felt any of its symptoms although yesterday, I also felt a little pain above my stomach, nearing my chest.  Since I really don't want to get serious illness, I googled all those foods to avoid when you're acidic.  I ranted when I found out that almost all the foods I'm taking everyday should be avoided!  Even my favorite rice! Haha!  I'm a rice person.  I can eat 1 and a half to 2 cups of rice with just 3 or 4 pieces of siomai.  Construction worker as what they've described me.  It's kinda humiliating because sometimes I outnumbred my male friends when eating rice.  But that's ok, I'm just hungry, haha!  Anyway, there are some sites that indicates rice as ok to eat when acidic.  So it gets kinda confusing.  Browsing through other foods to avoid, I thought, what else should I eat now, leaves?  Even chicken and fish should be avoided.  Well, I think yes, I should only eat green leafy vegetables.  Huhu, that's really sad...  My stomach won't be full with just eating salads.  It will just make my jaw tired from chewing.

Right now, I'm really watching what I eat.  I know it's hard to avoid those acidic foods but I guess I should eat those in moderation.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Latest Bag Buy: Steve Madden Crossbody Btamara

This is another bag that I've waited for 3 months!  I've mentioned this in my previous blog and finally here it is!  I've received this bag end August.  I was kinda surprised when I received this.  You know why?  It is because this isn't my first choice of bag.  But it's still all good as this was my second choice.

Original price is about $100 but I only got this for $25!  Really cheap!  I'm loving this bag to use on weekends.  Unfortunately, it is too small for office use.  But I still love it!

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Sale Find

I'm not so into make up but I like having different shades of lipstick.  And so when I spotted this E.L.F lipstick at a very discounted price, I didn't hesitate of buying it.  For only Php 199, I got 2 lipsticks already!  Original price was Php 129 each.  Not bad isn't it?  This sale is exclusive to SM Advantage, SM BDO Rewards card holders.  Promo is until Sept. 30, 2011.  I bought this at Watsons in SM Makati.  I'm just not sure if it is also being offered in other Watsons branches.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Back at Blogger!

I am happy to be back in Blogger again!  That is back to normal blog posting!  If you can still recall my problems with blogger (also this one), I cannot compose nor edit any blogs.  That's why I resort to sending and writing blogs through my email.

With Blogger's new interface, I am now able to write new post on this site and not anymore through email!  There's really nothing wrong with my laptop, just blogger's settings maybe that made me unable to post normally.  I'm so excited to be writing again and posting pictures (with my new toy of course!)!


Nikon Coolpix P300 sample shots

In reference to my blog about my new toy, here are some sample shots.  Mostly are set in auto scene detection.  Comments are welcome :)

Snake Island Panoramic View

Panoramic view of swimming pool at Microtel

Maximum optical zoom

Macro shot of hermit crab
Macro shot of Hello Kitty

Outdoor nigh shot

Outdoor night shot, no lights at all

Outdoor night shot

Sunrise at past 6am

Sunrise at past 6am

My toy also has features like scene retouch, editing of pictures with scene insertion (like fish eye), manual settings (for aperture and shutter speed), aperture mode, shutter mode, sepia, 360 degrees panoramic shots and many others.  I'm still learning picture tricks from my camera especially the manual settings.  I need to know how to make the background blur while focusing on the subject.  Would you know how?  I'm so lovin' my toy! :)