Friday, July 29, 2011

Up late again

I know its not healthy but I've been sleeping really late, or should I say really early in the morning already. Its just that it is during this time that I feel so most productive. Or maybe I'm just a really bad procrastinator that I leave all that I should be doing earlier in the day to this very very late (or early) part of the day. Gulo ko ba? Pasensya na, madaling araw na eh. Haha.
Anyway, to prove that I'm productive, I've even changed my blog template. I kind of like it since it feels its neater. Problem lang is I can't seem to edit my blog title, I wanted the font size to be bigger but I can't seem to do it. Well I got the template for free lang so can't complain but hopefully I can still tweak the font size.
What kept me up really late this time was I was so busy going through different mommy blogs on homeschooling and teaching toddlers/preschoolers. I'm so inspired and encouraged going through their posts and I realized that though I'm not really the homeschooling type (though I wish I am) I will (well hubby and I) will always be N's best teachers:) With that I will bid you good nite (or good morning):)

My messy desk and some ideas I picked up from blog hopping:)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Eat list: Manila

After reading Daphne OP's recent post , all I can think about is food. I can't help it, so might as well write something about it since it is 3 a.m. and am too lazy to cook something to satisfy the cravings. Well, family and friends aside, the thing I miss most about Manila is the FOOD! I'm not a foodie but this I know, I love my rice and ulam. For me everything with rice is yum. Fluffy, white, piping hot rice. Confession: I do eat spaghetti with rice, well when at home anyway:)
Anyway, I think I will just make a food list of all I miss and would like too eat again when go home sweet home. So here's my Manila wish/eat list:

Sisig - Last time we went home we didn't get the chance to eat at Gerry's Grill which I read served very good sisig.

Jollibee's chicken joy - I know Nix will love this as well: crispy chicken skin and gravy

Baked oysters - Buttery, cheesy, fatty oysters! Want to go to Seaside Macapagal right now:)

photo courtesy of hubby

Fried Tilapia - I mostly shop in the big chain groceries here because its more convenient so I really miss out on fresh seafood. I especially miss eating the humble tilapia, fried crispy skin and soft flesh...goes well with fish sauce and calamansi.
Inihaw na Bangus - Especially the fatty belly part. Yun na!


McDonald's Coke float - I still remember when this first came out, I was hooked. Glad it became a staple in the menu, too bad they don't have it here. And who could beat that price? The last time I remember it was just P25. Winner!

There it is, my wishlist. I won't make it any longer, masyado na akong frustrated haha

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I still haven't baked the cheesecake I have been craving for which I wrote about here. But we tried the cheesecake at the nearby Secret Recipe and it was really good so maybe I could put off baking one a little bit more. Ang lazy ba? Minsan kasi nakakatamad mag wash up ng ginamit na stuff. Ikaw na nga nagbake, ikaw pa maghuhugas. Haha:)

Anyway, Nix has been telling me she wanted to bake so I looked for an easy recipe: readily available ingredients and if pwede a one bowl recipe so less to clean up:) I googled and decided on Chocolate chip cookies. It was our first time baking cookies and we had a good time. And thankfully, it turned out pretty good. Crispy on the edges and but still a bit chewy in the middle. Happy!

cookie dough:)

excited for the cookies to be ready

she was so proud of herself, mummy's little helper

freshly baked

ready to eat!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My CHATIME experience

Ever since I heard about CHATIME from Jenni Epperson's blog, I've been wanting to try it. You see I'm more of a tea person so I was really excited to read about it and added it to the list of things to try when we go home to Manila. So imagine what a pleasant surprise it was to see a newly opened CHATIME along Swanston Street here in Melbourne! Finally got to try it yesterday. I got the Brown Rice Green Tea with normal sugar. My verdict: Okay lang, wala kasing ice yung order ko, di nilagyan. Buti nalang weather was cold so carry lang:) Hay, I didn't understand what the girl was saying kasi haha...when she was asking if I wanted normal sugar and ice akala ko "no sugar".  Anyways she gave me normal sugar with no ice. Ang gulo haha

Excited me:)

Puro Asians naka line:)
Waiting for my order

with Nix who was more interested looking at the kalesa  than the cam:)
Next time I'm gonna try something different, maybe something with red bean in it. Hmmm, any suggestions?:)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For beautiful white teeth!

Sorry haven't posted anything recently ( hmm, does anybody care? haha ) We had my very good friend M visit us the past couple of days and of course if not going out, we're busy making chika. She also introduced me to games on the Iphone and I got hooked on Sally's spa and Sally's salon. And since I don't have my own Iphone I have to wait for hubby to get home from work so I could borrow his. Good thing I have high EQ, or so I'd like to think haha
Anyway, the reason for this post is that I just found it really amusing how Nix is sooo excited about her new toothpaste:) Our last tube of Sansfluo is gone so we went to the pharmacy this afternoon to look for a new toothpaste for her. We went to the baby section, no toothpaste. So I told her we have to look for the toothpaste section. And she did:) Unfortunately there was no fluoride free variant available so we had to settle for this:

Nix was so cute taking the box to the cashier by herself and she looked so serious about being able to "pay" for it by herself. And since this one has fluoride in it, hence the need to really spit it out, I told her she can't "eat" the toothpaste anymore and she has to spit it out. No questions asked, no complaints, she willingly obliged and did it! :)  She was so excited brushing her teeth this evening. Our little bulilit girl is growing up fast:)