Hobby: Cooking Indian Adobo

Adobo is one of the most common and famous dish in the Philippines. And throughout the world, Filipinos are always associated with with menu. Cooking Adobo is easy. But sometimes, we need to add something in it to make it more exciting to eat. How about mixing Indian and Filipino culture in a dish? India is famous for their spicy foods mostly with curry powder as an ingredient. Now you know why I call it as Indian Adobo, it is because of the curry powder that I put on my Adobo. It’s very obvious I guess. (chuckles)

Here’s how to cook Indian Adobo:

In a hot frying pan, saute’ 3 cloves of chopped garlic and 1 medium sized onion, when golden brown, put the 1/2 adobo cut pork and cook it until near tender. Pour 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup soy sauce and 1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis). Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 3 laurel leaves and a bit of seasoning. Add 1 tablespoon of curry powder, this makes our Adobo yellowish in color. When it is nearly cooked that the vinegar and soy sauce are already absorbed by the meat, add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Then serve. 

Enjoy eating this authentic Filipino dish with a twist.

Love this Kirkland Signature Milk Chocolate Almonds

What I love in chocolates is the mild milky taste of it, so when I had a bite of this Kirkland Signature Milk Chocolate Almonds, I was really satisfied of its taste and texture. The chocolate melts into your mouth and what is left is the crunchy almond. Its sweetness is just right that you will not suffer from sore throat after you have some. A piece of this Kirkland chocolate is not enough for chocolate lovers because you will sure to crave more of it. So, when we had this 1.36 kg. jar of Kirkland chocolate, its like we are living in a house filled with chocolates (just for exaggeration.. haha).

Chocolates are often used to impress your beloved especially girls, I am sure a jar of this chocolate brand will bring out the hearty smile on her. Aside from this romantic benefit, there are considerably a number of health advantages of chocolates: 1. chocolates are great antioxidant – for those who are aiming to maintain the youthful glow, be sure to have a bite of chocolate everyday, 2. it reduces cholesterol level – because of the plant sterols and cocoa flavanols content of chocolate, the cholesterol level in a human body can be lowered, 3. it may also prevent memory loss – as they say, drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day will produce a healthier blood flow, 4. it may also reduce risk of heart disease – as chocolates aid in proper blood flow to human body, the cardiovascular system will also be benefited by the flow of healthier blood thus reducing heart disease, and 5. it will prevent stoke – with proper intake of chocolates in the body, stroke which is one of the main causes of death will be prevented.

It’s okay to take chocolates a day, as long as you are more responsible enough to monitor it for you not to exceed your normal and allowed intake. 

Enfakid A+ to Enfagrow A+ Kid

Mead Johnson changes Enfakid A+ to Enfagrow A+ Kid. My son has been using Mead Johnson’s products since birth from Enfalac A+ to Enfapro A+ to Enfagrow A+ and then Enfakid A+. I can say that until now we trust Mead Johnson’s milk for our son. Our son seldom gets sick and is obviously healthy. Although the price of these milk is somewhat higher than the others, what is important is that we are giving the best milk which offers a lot of nutrients for our son. And whatever be Enfakid’s name today, still we will continue to patronize it.

Be Clean and Fresh by Priva Intimate Wash by PH Care

There are a lot of things to consider in being a woman. Many chores to attend to, many problems to solve, many decision to think of, but after all these women should maintain the beauty one must possess. And being clean should be one of the first things to consider. That is why, PH Care is introducing its new product the Priva Intimate Wash. And since I am a bit obsess in attaining a fair complexion, I chose to buy Priva Intimate Wash Skin Lightening and Cooling. I can stay clean, cool and fresh all day with this plus my intimate area will lighten after few days. Other than the Skin Lightening and Cooling, Priva by PH Care is also offering the Skin Firming and Cooling. Maybe after I try the former, I will also try Priva Skin Firming and Cooling. Actually, I am confident that I will have positive result in my skin. Girls, hurry grab one now!!!

Advantages of Debit and Credit Cards

Nowadays, it is a big no to be carrying bulk money on the bag. So what we should always have with you when shopping is your debit and credit card. Personally, I feel so safe when I have my debit and credit cards with me. I prefer to use most often my credit card rather than my debit card. My debit card is like a rescue card when my expenditures exceeded my allowed credit line. That’s how I use my ATM card.

But what are the advantages of having a credit card? Credit card can cause you so much trouble if you don’t know how to use it. I’m still a newbie when it comes to using this card but I would say in my four years as a holder, I have been more careful and wise in using my card. Most of our purchases are paid using credit card by this I can keep track my expenses. And you should take note of the two important dates: the statement date and the due date. The statement date serves as a cut-off date until what purchases are included to be paid on due date. And of course, the due date is the date when you will pay on or before the stated date to avoid penalty charges. What my husband and I are doing is that, we pay ALL our purchases or that appearing in our statement before due date leaving a zero balance in our payables unless you availed of 6-month or 12-month zero percent interest installment plan that you only have to pay the monthly amortization. And by this, we earned points from our credit card that can be redeemed for corresponding items and other perks.

One must not be scared of using his debit and credit cards, he should only be afraid if he doesn’t have the means to pay and maintain these cards. 

Must-try: Avenue Plaza Hotel’s Ensaymada

Other than sweet cakes, I love the ensaymada given to us last Christmas day. Made by one of the leading hotels in Naga City, the Avenue Plaza Hotel. It is really a must-try. Ensaymada is a bread usually with butter and sugar on top, but what’s with Avenue’s is that they filled it with lot of grated cheese on top. As in overflowing with cheese. They topped their ensaymada with sugary butter and the bountiful cheese. I’m sure, those of you who are cheese lovers would love to have a bite of Avenue Plaza Hotel’s Ensaymada. A box consists of 1 dozen but in my picture below only 11 pieces were left, and see that little boy, he’s the one responsible for the loss of 1 piece. Dominic loves these ensaymadas, he’s like a little mouse who craves so much for cheese. ;)

the beginning ♡♥♡

13 years ago at exactly 5:30 in the morning, similar weather but in a different place, I received a call from my then close friend affirming his deep admiration on me. Lucky he was that I was also attracted on him. And there it all begun our blossoming love. So, we made the 24th day of December as our anniversary even if it was only the beginning.

It’s been 13 years and we both know that there are still many things that we need to know about each other. What is important is that we still look back on the days that our love begins to blosssom and why we chose to love the person.

It’s been 13 years, and still have a lifetime to be together, to laugh, live and love. I love you before and will love you forever. Happy bf-gf anniversary!!!♥♡♥

Top Holiday Plays For Kids

Taking the family to enjoy a play during the holidays is a great treat and tradition. There are many heart-warming, family friendly and downright hilarious plays and musicals for you and your family to check out over the holidays. Here are some of the top to name a few.

imagesA Christmas Carol – A Christmas Carol is the unforgettable tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy business man with no family and a disdain for holiday cheer and the poor in Victorian London. One Christmas, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on an incredible journey that offers a new perspective on everything from his dusty past to his dark future-and gives him an opportunity to sympathize with his fellow man and rediscover life and love.

 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - The first book in Barbara Robinson’s popular Herdsman’s series, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, introduced the world to the six “worst kids in the world.” This hilarious and heartwarming comedy, adapted for the stage by Robinson herself, follows the delinquent Herdman children, who attend church for the first time because they’re told there will be snacks. Over the rest of the town’s objections, the ne’er-do-wells are cast in the Christmas play, a sure-fire recipe for disaster. A song-filled celebration of the holiday season’s transformative power, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is delightful time for the whole family.

The Nutcracker – Captivating audiences for nearly 200 years, The Nutcracker is the story of a young girl named Marie and her i-downloadunusual Christmas gift. When Marie receives a beautiful Nutcracker on Christmas Eve from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer, she awakens in the middle of the night to find that her nutcracker has come to life. Unfortunately, other toys have come to life as well, including the evil Mouse King. The Mouse King has stolen the powerful magic crown which has the ability to turn the wearer into a human boy. It will take Marie and a team of kind-hearted toys to reach the Sugar Plum Fairy before the wicked Mouse King.

Elf The Musical – Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

Author Bio: Arizona Broadway Theatre is one of many theatres in Phoenix that showcases family friendly musicals and plays. However, we are one of the only theatres that provide dinner with your show. Come and enjoy a Christmas show at our theatre!

Shopped online at Zalora Philippines for our Pre-Christmas Gifts

Ladies love to buy bags to accessorize their outfit. And one of the leading brands for bags is Celine. Celine are noted to have good quality products. Although this bag is made from synthetic leather, still bags from Celine is considerably longer lasting as to quality as compared to other brands basing on my personal experience as a Celine user and from friends stories as well. Why I love this Celine tote bag, it is simply because, this bag is medium-sized, meaning not too small for a handbag and not too big for a usual shoulder bag. And it has a synthetic leather strap that can convert it to a shoulder bag. Gadgets are well-protected when placed inside it, because it has a thick body covered with synthetic leather, rain waters will not easily penetrate inside.

Celine tote bag from Zalora

And as to my husband, what he chose to buy is a Nike sportswear wallet. Why he likes to have this wallet? It is simply because it can be locked by a zipper. He thought of making it an on-the-go wallet, where he can put inside it his mobile phone and his important cards. It is made from nylon and polyester. Nike is a famous for their good quality sportswear accessories and clothing.

Nike Sportswear at Zalora

Those are our pre-Christmas gifts for ourselves, and we bought those items at Zalora Philippines. Shopping online is really that exciting when you buy branded products to one of the leading online shopping store in Asia. With regards on the delivery time, they send it promptly, on or before their committed days of delivery. Visit their website for more info.

Naga City launches Kamundagan Festival 2013

Christmas is in the air in Naga City, Camarines Sur. The city government with the participation of private companies like Biggs and SM City Naga launches Kamundagan Festival 2013. Kamundagan Festival is an annual celebration of Naga City. Kamundagan means birth, Naga City’s birth as a city. December 15 marks the date when Naga City became a chartered city.

To bring the feeling of yuletide season to Nagueños, a well-lighted city can now be seen starting tonight. As expected, many witnessed this magical lighting of colorful Christmas lights and ornaments at Plaza Quezon. A huge Christmas tree now stands at Plaza Quezon sponsored by Biggs. As to Plaza Quince Martires and Plaza Rizal, white parols and draping white Christmas lights will enchant viewers. This year’s theme is white Christmas. SM City Naga decorated the stage of Plaza Quezon and also a Little Christmas Village was built for expectators to see. Here are some of the photos:

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After attending mass, my family paid a visit to the colorful Christmas Village, and we really enjoyed taking photos of these Christmas display. 

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Kamundagan Festival also celebrates the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, above all things. That is why, celebrations of this festival are associated to Christmas to honor His birth. And Naga City is forever grateful to our Lord Almighty for all the blessings that our city and the people are having right now. Advance Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

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