Sunday, September 06, 2009
Salt and Pepper Squid
This is super late post. Last 2 weeks ago, I was craving for a "squid". I don't know why. Early morning, I asked Joshua's yaya to buy squid. I really don't know kung ano lulutuin ko dun. Basta squid. hehehe! I'm thinking of "adobong pusit" or have it "grilled". However, Rain suggested "Salt and Pepper Squid" instead. Hmmm... Great idea. But then, haven't tried it yet. So, there I search for the recipe and voila! So simple! =p

  • 8 ounces calamari tubes
  • 2 tablespoons Szechwan peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup peanut oil


  1. Slice the calamari tubes down one side and open them up to lay flat. Score the insides with a knife in a cross-hatch pattern. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small skillet over high heat with no oil. Add the peppercorns, and toast for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until they start to sizzle and pop. Remove them from the pan and set aside. Add the salt to the pan and cook over high heat until it has turned a gray color. Remove from the heat.
  3. Grind the salt and pepper with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and mix with flour and cornstarch.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until very hot. Place a few pieces of squid at a time into the bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess and quickly fry them in the oil until browned, turning once. Each one should take about 30 seconds. Serve and eat immediately.
***Reference: Click HERE for the recipe***

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Dinner Date on a Weekday
Rain and I had an early dinner last Tues, Sept 1 @ TGIF, Makati. Rain woke up early to his normal wake up time which is 7:30pm. He's so bored at home and wants to unwind. Yes sa mall. hehehe! Then, off we go to Glorietta instead since it was few minutes away from his workplace. Nothing much. It was really nice spending time together in an unusual day. I love it. =p

I ordered Classic Mojito and Rain for Iced tea. I was convincing him to order beer hahaha. But he said "NO" because he'll be going to work pa. *Devil's Grin*. "Kung wala lang daw siyang pasok". Of course, I didn't insist anymore. Palibhasa wala akong pasok. =) I'm having a hard time taking pics of the food because of the low light the restaurant has. Kakainis. I still have to place the food on a brighter light. Rain was laughing then because I was so busy taking pics because he get to touch the food. E gutom na siya?hahaha! Then, when I was able to took a shot of all the food that we ordered, he just said, "pede na kumain?". I just said, Pedeng-pede na Lab!

Caesar Salad

Tuscan Chicken Melt

Filipino Liempo

Fried Mozzarella

Classic Mojito

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Friday, September 04, 2009
Back to Blogging
It has been more than 8 months since my last post. I missed blogging. I've been very busy that I haven't even check out the last post for my blog. hehehe! Blame it again with super busy work. Now that I'm on PMA (Pahinga Muna Anak) and practicing being a full-time housewife, I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of time now. hehehe!

Now, I'm busy pampering my husband from his clothes to preparing breakfast and dinner (no more lunch since he's sleeping by then ~ graveyard shift). I got to love it. However, I felt worthless. Maybe because I've been working for more than 9 years straight right after graduating from college. I just don't want to be stagnat as well. Kaya nagpapaka-busy doing errands and cleaning the house as well. Whew... it was a tough job. Rain wants me to take a rest for at least 2 months. Para mawala ang stress and baka it's time for us to have a baby na rin.

Both of us were crossing our fingers =p

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary To Us
Blogging from Boracay...

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Monday, September 22, 2008
Back Again!
For the Nth time, I'm back again! I've been busy lately. I don't know if I can still maintain this site (pati na rin ung ibang blogs ko). Have no time to go online at home. Pag dating ng house halos pagod na ako. Almost everyday I extend at least 1 hour or kung mamalasin until 8-9am the most. And when I get home I have to cook food pa for our breakfast or lunch before going to sleep. And I have to wake up early 2 hours before to cook dinner pa (yan e kung nde ko nabilin kung ano lulutuin from our help). But most of the time, ako pa rin ang nagluluto. Mahirap na din kase ibilin sa kanila e... hehehe!

Anyways, I still have a lot of stories to share and pictures to post. Kaya sa mga blogger friends ko, message lang kayo. I promise to myself from now on to find time blogging! Wish ko lang... :)

Until next time! =P


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Monday, August 11, 2008
How Leo Are You?

You are 47% Leo

How Leo Are You?

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Saturday celebration
I celebrated my 29th birthday with my family last saturday, aug 9. Nyak, tanda ko na! There's really no big celebration. We just went to glorietta for lunch. Rain surprised me with a birthday cake. No fancy gift. Sabi ko nalang, mag-ipon nalang kami! hehehe! =p Pero the whole day sobrang kulit nya kung ano ba talaga ang gift na gusto ko. He's thinking for a new lens for me, kaya lang hirap kami humanap, lagi out-of-stock. Sabi ko sa christmas nalang! =p My mom gave me money for shopping hehehe! =p

my birthday cake

surprise banner from our help! =p

with my loving nephew - Joshua!

We had lunch at Superbowl. It was satisfying. Rain and I were reminiscing, when was the last time we ate there. The last time yata is when we're still bf-gf. hahaha! Tagal na nun. Kaka-miss din pala! I was so full as well as everyone! =p

I've been thinking, I'm already 29, my wish? how about babies?

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Friday celebration
We celebrated my birthday last friday, Aug 8. Rain & I took our leaves (bday leave and vacation leave). First stop, morning, we had our breakfast at Amici @ Don Bosco Makati. We're too early, we arrived 8:30am kaya we waited for less than 30 minutes to order for a pizza and pasta. But it's worth the wait! We ordered their Tutta Carne pizza (italian sausage, cooked ham and spicy ham) and Spaghetti Red Vongole E Gamberetti pasta (shrimps, clams and scallop, bechamel, red wine, anchovies and ripe tomatoes).

Spaghetti Red Vongole E Gamberetti pasta

Tutta Carne pizza


After breakfast, we went home to get a copy of our marriage certificate for the renewal of my license. Nakalimutan ko kase e. Good thing malapit lang from our place =p. Then right before lunch we arrived at LTO - MRT - Ayala Station. Ang bilis kase wala masyadong tao. Bad trip lang since renewal and change of status, they don't process daw dun. Kaya nagpa-medical nalang ako and I have to go to LTO - Makati to get the id nalang. Dalawang process pa tuloy! =(

We went to greenhills afterwards and had our late lunch. =p We tried Tender Bob's. This was our first time to eat there. And it's worth it. We thought it was expensive then. We just ordered their baby back ribs and grilled porkchops. Sarap! =p We'll definitely be coming back!

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Monday, August 04, 2008
My sister's childhood friend arrived last week from Canada. I was excited about it because of the pasalubong she has for us. She bought Rain and I an iPod Shuffle as birthday gifts for both of us (Rain - April 19 & Me - Aug 9). Cheap lang daw kaya bumili na rin siya for herself. I think she bought it for only $40 each. Naiilang lang ako because it was too gaan compared to my iPod photo. So small! Rain was happy about it. Ang laki nya daw tao tapos iPod nya ang liit. hahaha! =p

Aside from that, I ask her also to buy me Victoria Secret's colognes and perfumes since she told me that it's on SALE ($25 for 10 assorted colognes and lotions). And then I sell it for P500 each 2 gives pa. Ayun, nung dinala ko sa office out of 15 pcs, 3 pcs nalang natira. Then, I ask her also to buy me a CANON SD 750 because it's too expensive dito for a point and shoot. Imagine 19,950 pesos dito and she only bought it for $199.99! So happy! Who says who don't want it right? =p Gift ko na for my birthday. So, pag-uwi nya next year, I'm sure laman ng baggage nya puro saken. Time to save!

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Food trip!
Last thursday, my team had pansit party since one of my agent is resigning. Treat nya na daw sa amin. As you can see pinaghalong barako, bading at girlaloo! Mga addict sa picture. Kaya I bring my camera everyday for emergency. Emergency daw o? hahaha! =) Kakainis lang because nanginig ung kamay nung kumuha sa amin kaya medyo blur! =(

Then friday, we had agent our salo-salo (BBQ party). They loved the bbq from our kanto. Very cheap P13 each. I ordered 45 pcs that night. They contributed for P40 each for 3 BBQ. Takaw lang. Too bad I wasn't able to get some shots. Nakalimot sa gutom! =p Good thing out team top on that day. Dahil kung hindi, wag na mag-BBQ party. Joke! =p

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Sunday, August 03, 2008
Hot Seat
Tagged from Wanda! Sensiya na sis, ngayon lang hehehe! =P

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/Girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should be pass on to your closest friends.
2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.
3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.
4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.
5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

Here’s your questions: Be Honest and True!

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
Met him at the office Dec 2002

2. Where did you went in your first date?
April 12, 2003, Outback Steakhouse, Libis.

3. When was your first intimate kiss?
I can't remember e... hehe

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
I was his 2nd. But as Wanda says, I'm his number 1 now and forever! hahaha

5. What is his/her ethnicity?

6. What is his/her favorite food?
Crispy pata, kare-kare, squid balls, fish balls, tenga, tokwa't baboy, steak (porterhouse), kwek-kwek, isaw.

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
Maldito, suplado, tahimik, masungit na masungit.

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?
When he proposed to me last March 1, 2005.

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.
Read here... :)

10. Were you the type of couple who’s intimate in public?


1. Soujourn
2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic
3. See Me for What You Will
4. Lainy’s Musings
5. Our Journey To Forever
6. Sheng’s Simple Thoughts…
7. Pinay WAHM
8. Me and My World
9. coicoi’s World
11. A Mother’s Horizon
12. Because Life Is Fun
12. My BIG Picture
13. daftology
14. Rainier and Katrina

Now its your turn to put another person in the hot seat.

I'm tagging Erra and Maeyo.


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For 2nd Anniversary
Rain and I have been thinking whether to travel or not this coming december for our 2nd wedding anniversary. Last thursday, he emailed me about the Cebu Pacific's domestic and international flights. I've already called them and inquired a few destination such as Macau, Singapore, Bangkok and Malaysia. They are all cheap I may say. But both of us can't decide what country. Though there are a lot of things to consider like pocket money and available leaves we have. Rain wants Macau and HK while I want Singapore. For Macau, the available dates were only until Dec 17. And the sad part is Dec 17 is fully booked. So we have to choose another date. Darn! We opted Dec 14-17 sana, but all the flights are booked and parang ang daming reason na naman na hindi kami maka-travel. I haven't told Rain that I've been thinking if we could just celebrate it nalang here muna. We still have to save a lot. Good thing, we're done with our car loan. It was a relief! =p Better yet, I'll just save up nalang to find a better gift for him. Whatchutink? =p

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