Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Nephews 3rd Birthday

One of the happiest day of a boy is having a party for his birthday. Having a simple celebration for a birthday counts a lot especially to kids like my nephew. I am very happy to be part of the happy day of my nephew. I have taken some pictures during the day.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Catching Fish By Net

I am glad to see some fishermen with their net hoping to catch fish for their food.

I am raised in a place where I could hardly see ocean and even fishermen catching fish. This is once in a while experience. That is why every time we visited the place of my Auntie, I am very excited because I could feel the nice sea breeze and hear the swirling of the ocean once again. I took some photos of fishermen while catching fish with their nets.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sea Side Food Trip

Enjoying at the sea side while still low tide

Have you tried eating your lunch or dinner by the sea? Wow! It feels so relaxing as you hear the sea breeze while eating your favorite sea food. This can never be compared to anything else to me. Simple dish served makes you feel so special. I have here the photos of our food served.

Food we order for our dinner.

Grind corn as substitute to rice and clam soup
Sea cucumber in vinegar.. Two different preparation of sea cucumber

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Water Well or Tubig Balon

Have you ever seen a water well in an urban areas? Probably not! It might have some but not for drinking water. I had been raised in a rural place before for more than 10 years and later transfered in the city. It was 20 years had passed at my birth place which I used to see many people owned a well for drinking and other stuff. Even my own family owned one before. We used it for watering our plants and washing clothes but not our source of drinking water.

Early this year, I had the chance to visit my old place. Wow! More houses and more subdivisions were being constructed. One thing I had noticed was that I never seen water well anywhere I go. Not seen even a single well during my 3 days of stayed in the place. I am just wondering why people doesn't like to use it until now. Does it dries up or filling it up in purpose?

I have here some photos taken at the place of my Aunt during our visit in her place. This is the only town which I had the chance to see a well during a visit. We could hardly seen such a well like this anywhere. I am glad to find one.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Deep Well or Puso

Last weekend, we went to visit the place of my grandmother and some relatives in a province. I am glad to be reunited with them for a long time. The place of my grandmother was celebrating their annual fiesta. What a timing of our visit! We went there not just to celebrate with them but to meet them as well. I used to go there with my other siblings during our summer vacation way back on our younger years.

I am amazed that the place wasn't bad as I thought. One thing that I could still remember is that the place is still well-known of its nice deep well. It serves as their source of water before. One of my Aunties has a deep well at the side of her house. It serves as their source of water for washing clothes, watering their plants and for their drinking water. Nowadays, you could hardly see deep well anywhere because most people are using the conventional water system provided by the government as the source of household water. A deep well needs a continuous flowing water to maintain the water supply in a well. Most deep well are treated for potable water in a community. I have here some of the photos taken.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pork Stew with Banana

Lately, I used to work almost 7 days in a week. I've been busy for the project of my client which he entrusted to me. And by that, I had never got the chance on preparing food for my family. I used to prepared them something new at least ones in a week. Yesterday, hubby did asked me to prepare something new for our dinner. I never thought of something instant but something that would takes time of cooking and love on preparing it. And I did! I had never mistaken on the dish I chose. I had made them happy and stuffed.

Pork Stew With Banana

Pineapple Juice
Red Bell Pepper

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Champorado and Dried Fish

Champorado and Dried Fish

As we woke up this morning. Wow! The heavy rain is falling all over the place. We almost have flood outside. We decided to make Champorado (In Spanish "Champurrado"). Champorado is made up with sweet rice chocolate porridge. Champorado is best when there is evaporated milk and combine with dried fish. Serve it hot to warm your cold rainy day. Bon appetit. Hmm.. Yummy!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Night at Golden Coueri Native Restaurant

Crispy Pata and Calamares

Yesterday, we went out to go for a dinner. We wanted to eat something new and delicious. We never tried to eating at Golden Coueri Native Restaurant inside SM City. Here are some photos I took.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Meaty Royale Pizza

Paolo in his Meaty Royale Pizza of Alberto's Pizza

Tonight, after dinner my brother has decided to buy pizza. He is still hungry after having his taekwondo practice after school. Paolo really had a big appetite since he is athletic kid. Grown up really eats a lot and for me. Hmmmm... nevermind..Grrr.. not again! I broke my diet tonight. Oh well, I love pizza especially the meaty royale with mozzarella cheese of Alberto's Pizza.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Sweet Desserts

This is one of our favorite desserts when we are having parties.

Fruit Salad

Mango Float

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Declaration on God's Promises

Another year to say thank you Lord for the celebration of my hubby's natal day. Simple gathering to celebrate the goodness of God in our lives. Another year that had past which we were all glad that altogether we surpassed life's trials and challenges. By God's strength and grace we made it through. Life without God is nothing and empty.

God blessed us abundantly althroughout the year. And by the next years to come we keep on believing that God will do the same and even more. We receive His strength and activate it by declaring that He is at work in our lives by the Holy Spirit! Everyday we must declare that we are filled His with power, strength, justice and wisdom as we face the challenges before us.

This is our declaration!!! And we believe, receive and declare it because Jesus has equipped us to overcome in every area of our lives.